[copy-right. 1920. by W. D. Boyce Co.)
ODER 23. 1920.
NO. I 1.
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W. D. BOYCE C0.. CHICAGO, ILL. I
500-51‘ North Deurboru Street.
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bid to the Chlrlzo Ledger.
on for Ill
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chlled D! the Ledger revert to the Iuthor lullowlnk their pub-
onu are warned ngnlnnt reprinting them Ivltnuul flrrt. obtaining tho
remlonl or nio'auma
,iEve'g.-ybody Has His Troubles
one publisher t
. exact situation. .
' ' Every reader of a periodical or news
0 take advantage of another it he
T, IS human to tell your troubles tosomebocly. Newspaper publishers
as a rule are afraid to air their troubles for fear
take advantage of them, but the troubles in the Wt,
are so general and paper is so scarce at any price,
their competitors will I
lisliing business today
whak-E‘ .“ hnvossiblc for was we had around here last night Do
does te7l‘h'is.rea<lers the i
of hi: or her paper. The Ledger has been published continuously for nearly
fifty years and the Blade for over thirty years. There are few publica-p
tions in the United States as well known to nearly everybody in this country
as these two family publications. It is perfectly natural that I should tell
our troubles to our readers. To whom else can I tell them?
Six years ago we were buying paper for $1.70 per ioo pounds at the
mill. Today we are paying $7.00 per roo pounds and glad to get it at that.
Five years ago we were paying I cent a pound for postage; today we are
paying over 3 cents a pound. During the last four years our pay roll has
increased 150%.‘ During the last three years we have doubled the price
of our subscriptions, but added 33% to the sizes of our papers. This is equal
to only 50% increase in the price to our readers. lVe have no intention 0C
increasing the price to our readers or cutting the sizes of our
will keep in the game just as long as we can stand it.
During the last four years 4,000 newspapers and periodicals in the
p United States have gone out of business, yet the price of paper has kept
' going up because pulp'wood, from which paper is made, is growing scztrcer
, and what is left is farther away from the mills and hard to get out..
I feel it is fitting at this time, wliencvery other person in this country
seems to be having trouble of his own, that we should mention ours. This
is a confidential matter and I hope you will not speak to anybody about it.
The Song of the; Mermaid
IV: hold our white arms out to them-
To the great ship: J-ailirilg by,‘
7 We call to them, and we sing for them;
‘But they-par: with the rm wind fiying;
'And the sailors, leaning over the ride,
Say, "Hark to the sea hirdr crying!“
Oh. once I loved a sailor man--
Ilarklo the -at-iiid a-waiIiug-
I saw him oft irfa great 'zvlii'tz- ship .
That ‘went by, swiftly iailirig.
Th: tide: they mrritd him up to 172:4
Hark to the rise of the rural!-
'A.r 1 ml an a rock, plailiiig rtrangc brazwi weed‘: ‘
Like his hair, that I loved so well.
'And I raid: "Hail thou dune 't'l'lUl
>”"l'“ stay and be loved by me."
'Ahd I held him and wliirprrrd in his cars.
But he would not answer me;
He never answered me.
-P. G. N, Omilxuivov.
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boy wnntlng two
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Hot Off the
"Whnt’ll you .be
war?‘ ‘ - ,
''What'll I be? Better ask me where '
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A Flaw In the Story.
A crltlo was dlscurslnz John Singer
sargeant. this artist, with Chauncey De‘
pew. Ind remarked: '
“They any he painted B acobweb on
u cellln: twice, and It was no natural
that the maid wore herself out trying
to brush It oft." ‘
"What you say about the nnturalnes:
or the cobweb may be perfectly true.
retorted Depew, "but there never was-
nny such maid. I'm sure.’
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Ti-avellnz Man-Some tornado that
any damage to your new barn.
found the durn thlng yet. .1
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paper is interested in the sLicccs$Loug.discance Control. K“
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"So your wife In away."
"For two weeks." said the hen-packed
oot loose. ch?" '
" ,lndee K have to stay rather
cloalc to the telephone.” -
wiiiing to Olillge.
Mistress-Now, Ada. I. want you to
.r ow us what you can do tonight. We
ave a very few speclzil friends coming
tor A musical evenln . ,
Cook-Well. mum. I 'aven't done any
ulngln' to speak of for years, but as
you insist upon It you can put me down
for "The ‘Oly Clty"’
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Tlu-It Two College Muted. ,’
"Did your two college mates marry
Well?" asked she.
"I'm afraid not," he replied, “One got
Spoke Before He Priced.
to play the piano and lnalatl
tomerwl want my flva dollars buck
p on this unused umbrella. my wlle bought.
‘ last month.
now I‘m late. u
Exchange Clerk-Certainly. slr. wlth
plcasurel Here's your tlva dollars. We're
selling them now tor ten dollars. ‘
"Ha: you got a. dark, complected man
named Iotinaon what's been shot in this
tiosnltal?" he lnqulr . ' . .
The nurse raplled that there was much
a. person there, uddlng, “But he’: con-
valesctng now." , -
“Ah beg yo’ pardon," cald Nap per-
plexedly, scratching his wool.
"He's convnlesclng now." she repeated.
"Well.“ raid Napoleon. f )’0"dan':
mind. I'll set right here and Walt tlll he
Once Vt us Enough.
"Robert." said the manager to the of.
tee boy. “how ls lt that you are shiny, .
the last to arrive in the morning and the ' '
first to go away in the evening?"
"Well ulr," responded
youth. "you wouldn't want me 0
late twlec a day, would you?" I
. The Unexpected.
‘go you broke the engagement, Why,
"She's too conceited. I remarked one
evening that she was too good for mg
and she did not deny it." V
that famous operatlon tn 1 t
ln the Garden at Eden. I M‘ Na"
the . cheeky i
‘The Concealed Orchestra.
360-A letter taken tram each word
will reveal in each sentence a
requl res experience
2. G en singers. undoubtedly, must.
t t thelr throats. -
pr; eI<c‘lorence. will you telephone Edna?
4. Traveling in foreign lands aids edit’-
atlon. - ,
6. These grapes are splendid.
6. Alfred disappeared after dinner.
More than one.
The lnterrogatory Al.
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u thou ht >
‘a room of confinement
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a. piece of money
an ugly giant "
a Japanese tlower
round in the tree tops
‘K3 5>‘l's name
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"I darn try,‘ said the woman with A
market basket. “Only those who are
...not very seriously Worried in an eRort'
0 keep up with high-prices have time
to talk much about them.‘
Flrstsuttraglat-Which candidate are
You going to support?
Second Suffruglstrl can‘:
either one. but I wouldn't mlnd
one to dinner.
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An Exclusive Breath.
Gadsbr-My wife will raise Cain with.
me it she discovers that I‘ve been drink-
afraid it's too strong to be held
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