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How editors get rich

110 YEARS AGO

Thursday, Sept. 10, 1908

from the Mathews Journal

“After a good deal of study and work we have at last figured out why so many country editors get rich. Here is the secret of success: A child is born in the neighborhood; the attending physician gets $25; the editor gives the loud-lunged youngster and the happy parents a “send-off” and gets $00. It grows up and marries: the editor publishes another long-winded flowery article and tells a dozen lies about the beautiful and accomplished bride, the minister gets $10 and a piece of cake, the editor gets $000. In the course of time it dies and the doctor gets from $25 to $100, the minister perhaps gets another $10, the undertaker gets from $50 to $100; the editor publishes a notice of the death and an obituary two columns long, lodge and society resolutions, a lot of poetry and free card of thanks and gets $0,000. No wonder so many country editors get rich.”

Reprinted from the Farm Journal

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