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To the public.After the 1st of September, the following will be the rates of publication of the Dispatch: Daily Paper--Two cents per copy at the counter and from the regular carriers of the city. Per annum, $3. Six months, $3. Three months, $1.75. Semi-Weekly.--$3 per annum. Weekly.--$2 per annum. Neither the Semi-Weekly nor Weekly paper will be sent for a less term than twelve months. This advance in the rates of the Dispatch is made only because it is unavoidable. Every item of expenditure in the production of the paper has been increased, and there are several new items of disbursement incident to the war amounting to a large sum. Paper is advanced from ten to twelve cents per pound. Printing ink is higher; in short, everything used in our business is appreciated by the war. At the same time, the Advertising Patronage, which was our Chief Source of Profit, until the war, has been seriously curtailed. Ordinarily, the advertising custom is the main reliance of a paper gotten up on the plan of the Dispatch: the paper by itself not being relied upon for compensation for the outlay of money and labor in its publication. We are sure the reader will appreciate the reasons inducing this step. We were reluctant to yield to them, and therefore have postponed an announcement which, in justice to ourselves, should have been made at an earlier day. The public cannot expect that we should furnish a paper at a cost below the outlay of printing it. No effort and no expense has been avoided that could, at this momentous period, increase its general interest and value as a news-paper. We feel the consolation in making this unavoidable increase in the price of the Dispatch, that it is worth it, and we have the vanity to think that our readers will concur in this opinion.
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