The Press: Omnivendors

Drug stores do many things. Besides selling medicines, many of them will sell you refreshments, fountain pens, cigars, phonographs, toys, watches, books. They are, in fact, almost omnivendorous.

As the drug store has grown, so grows the press. First employed to propagate information, its functions have been successively enlarged. It becomes a gatherer of information, a purveyor of amusement, a persuader of public opinion. Is this only a beginning? Ever and anon a paper branches into some new activity, startling in its ambition. Last week Collier's, a weekly of this and that,...

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