The Press: Candidate's Paper

Sober, solid, and imposing as the Tafts who own it is the Cincinnati Times-Star. Like the Tafts. it is a bulwark of the G. O. P.

Last week the Times-Star celebrated its 100th anniversary with a 318-page centennial issue. In an unwonted display of high animal spirits, the staff set off 100 small bombs as a five-pound birthday edition rolled off the presses. A man in a top hat, driving a one-horse shay, went out to distribute copies. The mammoth issue sold for 3¢, went to some 300,000 readers: double the normal circulation (153,240) of the Times-Star.

Charles Phelps Taft, half-brother of the...

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