The Press: Demise

That desirable thing, a monopoly, last week fell into the lap of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The small but amiable Cleveland Times, its only competitor in the morning field of a city with a million citizens, died, as a local colyumist said, "after a long sickness." The Plain Dealer took over the good will and list of subscribers (about 20,000). There was no announcement of a sale, but it was not unreasonable to suppose that the monopoly was worth perhaps a, quarter of a million. President Samuel Scovil of the company that...

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