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In Our Town

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Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 73,667 / 207 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.9
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 446
Added to site: 2008.08.13 21704

Made up of the observations of a keen newspaper editor, involving the town millionaire, the smart set, the literary set, the bohemian set. and many others. All humorously related and sure to hold the attention.

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control country newspapers. Though we are charged with being the "organ" of any of half-a-dozen politicians whom we happen to speak of kindly at various times, we have little real use for politicians in our office, and a business man who brings in sixty or seventy dollars' worth of advertising every month has more influence with us than all the politicians in the county. This is the situation in most newspaper offices that succeed, and when any other situation prevails, when politicians control editors, the newspapers don't pay well, and sooner or later the politicians are bankrupt.

The only person in town whom all the merchants desire us to poke fun at is Mail-Order Petrie. Mail-Order Petrie is a miserly old codger who buys everything out of town that he can buy a penny cheaper than the home merchants sell it. He is a hard-working man, so far as that goes, and so stingy that he has been accused of going barefooted in the summer time to save shoes. When he is sick he sends out of town for patent medic



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