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[194] circulation of the Tribune altogether, an attempt was made to bribe the carriers to give up their routes; fortunately this succeeded only in the cases of two men who were likewise carriers of the Sun In the next place, all the newsmen were threatened with being de prived of the Sun, if, in any instance, they were found selling the Tribune. But these efforts were not enough to gratify Beach. He instigated boys in his office, or others, to whip the boys engaged in selling the Tribune. No sooner was this fact ascertained at the office of the Tribune, than young men were sent to defend the sale of that paper. They had not been on their station long, before a boy from the Sun office approached and began to flog the lad with the Tribune; retributory measures were instantly resorted to; but, before a just chastisement was inflicted, Beach himself, and a man in his employ, came out to sustain their youthful emissary. The whole matter will, we understand, be submitted to the proper magistrates.

The public took up the quarrel with great spirit, and this was one reason of the Tribune's speedy and striking success. For three weeks subscribers poured in at the rate of three hundred a day! It began its fourth week with an edition of six thousand; its seventh week, with eleven thousand, which was the utmost that could be printed with its first press. The advertisements increased in proportion. The first number contained four columns; the twelfth, nine columns; the hundredth, thirteen columns. Triumph! triumph! nothing but triumph! New presses capable of printing the astounding number of thirty-five hundred copies an hour are duly announced. The indulgence of advertisers is besought “for this day only;” “ to-morrow, their favors shall appear.” The price of advertising was raised from four to six cents a line. Letters of approval came by every mail. ‘We have a number of requests,’ said the Editor in an early paragraph, ‘to blow up all sorts of abuses, which shall be attended to as fast as possible.’ In another, he returns his thanks ‘to the friends of this paper and the principles it upholds, for the addition of over a thousand substantial names to its subscription list last week.’ Again: ‘The Sun is rushing rapidly to destruction. It has lost even the grovelling sagacity, the vulgar sordid instinct with which avarice once gifted It.’ Again: ‘Everything appears to work well with us. True, we ’

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