second-hand news

Topic modeling identifies topics, and it also provides a proportional breakdown of the often multiple topics that each individual article or advertisement addressed. This chart shows the changing percentage of print space for this topic in the paper as a whole—for each month the topic proportions for "second-hand news" in all articles containing that topic are added together and then divided by the total number of pieces published that month to calculate a percentage value.

You can also adjust the articles that the above chart takes into account. By default, articles and advertisements that have only a small proportion of their content in this category are included in the chart. Each individual article has a negligible effect, but small proportions in dozens or hundred of articles can add up. Use the controls below the chart to adjust the threshold of the articles charted. You can also choose to chart the summation of the topic proportion of all articles (which makes sense for a topic that's more of a theme) or you can choose to chart the raw count of all articles above your specified threshold (which might be preferable when looking at a topic that's more generic in nature). For the latter kind of chart, you'll likely want to adjust the threshold to something like 20% or 30%.

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Predictive Words

MADE LETTER TIME MAKE MATTER REGARD GIVE FACT SIR INFORMED GENTLEMAN STATEMENT PAPER PURPOSE STATED LETTERS RECEIVED FACTS REPLY PLACE PART THOUGHT INFORMATION WRITTEN

This list of words are those that the topic model identifies as most likely to appear in documents in this category.

Exemplary Articles

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Monday, June 09, 1862

LOST

—From the Quarter

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69%
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Tuesday, August 13, 1861

Our correspondent at Fairfax Station will appreciate our motive in omitting a portion of his letter. The complaints to which be alludes should be laid before the proper authorities. A publication of the circumstances would do more harm than good.

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Tuesday, June 18, 1861

We have frequently stated that we cannot publish communications written on both sides of the paper. We deem it necessary to repeat it, in order that some of our correspondents may understand the reason of the omission of their letters.

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Tuesday, July 08, 1862

—The New York papers for the authority of Second in there is ...

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65%
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Wednesday, June 19, 1861

SEND US THE NEWS.

Our friends at the various camps and places of rendezvous and elsewhere, will confer a favor by sending to us any interesting intelligence, at the earliest practicable moment, for publication. We desire to keep our readers informed in regard to everything that transpires, and will . . . more

SEND US THE NEWS.

Our friends at the various camps and places of rendezvous and elsewhere, will confer a favor by sending to us any interesting intelligence, at the earliest practicable moment, for publication. We desire to keep our readers informed in regard to everything that transpires, and will pay an adequate compensation for important news.

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Tuesday, July 29, 1862

NORTHERN PAPERS.

Our friends would greatly oblige us by sending any Northern papers they may chance to get in their possession to this office. The public will thus receive the news at the earliest moment.

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Monday, May 27, 1861

To Correspondents.

—We received, yesterday, letters from various correspondents in Norfolk and Portsmouth, which are omitted because their contents had been anticipated.—We must say again that we desire correspondents to confine themselves strictly to current news. If we were to publish entire every communication received at this office, . . . more

To Correspondents.

—We received, yesterday, letters from various correspondents in Norfolk and Portsmouth, which are omitted because their contents had been anticipated.—We must say again that we desire correspondents to confine themselves strictly to current news. If we were to publish entire every communication received at this office, we should have no space left, and consequently the editors would have nothing to do. We hope, therefore, that our letter-writing friends (from whom we are always happy to hear,) will not feel aggrieved at the omission of matters which properly pertain to the editorial department.

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Monday, May 13, 1861

SEND US THE NEWS!

Our friends at the various camps and places of rendzvous and else where, will confer a favor by sending to us any interesting intelligence, at the earliest practicable moment, for publication. We desire to keep our readers informed in regard to everything that transpires, and . . . more

SEND US THE NEWS!

Our friends at the various camps and places of rendzvous and else where, will confer a favor by sending to us any interesting intelligence, at the earliest practicable moment, for publication. We desire to keep our readers informed in regard to everything that transpires, and will pay an adequa to compensation for important news.

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57%
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Wednesday, May 15, 1861

SEND IN THE NEWS!

Our friends at the various camps and places of rendezvous and elsewhere, will confer a favor by sending to us any interesting intelligence, at the earliest practicable moment for publication. We desire to keep our readers informed in regard to everything that transpires, and will . . . more

SEND IN THE NEWS!

Our friends at the various camps and places of rendezvous and elsewhere, will confer a favor by sending to us any interesting intelligence, at the earliest practicable moment for publication. We desire to keep our readers informed in regard to everything that transpires, and will pay an adequate compensation for important news.

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57%
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Wednesday, May 22, 1861

SEND US THE NEWS!

Our friends at the various camps and places of rendezvous and elsewhere, will confer a favor by sending to us any interesting intelligence, at the earliest practicable moment, for publication. We desire to keep our readers informed in regard to everything that transpires, and will . . . more

SEND US THE NEWS!

Our friends at the various camps and places of rendezvous and elsewhere, will confer a favor by sending to us any interesting intelligence, at the earliest practicable moment, for publication. We desire to keep our readers informed in regard to everything that transpires, and will pay an adequate compensation for important news.

In this column are pieces from the Daily Dispatch that best exemplified this topic; i.e. they had the highest topic proportions in this category. The pie chart to the right of each piece identifies the specific topic proportion for "second-hand news in the piece." You can view the complete topic proportion breakdown for an individual piece by clicking on the title. The handle slider handle on the bottom left of the chart can be adjusted to view articles and advertisements best exemplifying this topic for particular months.