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Source: New York Press
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Bought Journals to Burn”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: New York, New York
Date of publication: 21 September 1901
Volume number: 14
Issue number: 5043
Pagination: 5

“Bought Journals to Burn.” New York Press 21 Sept. 1901 v14n5043: p. 5.
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New York Journal; yellow journalism.
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Bought Journals to Burn


Brooklyn Man Glad to Pay Cash to Show His Abhorrence.

     There is one of thousands in Brooklyn who is endeavoring conscientiously to keep the Yellow Journal out of the way of readers, and to prevent its pernicious influence from spreading. At Ninth street [sic] and Prospect Park, West a dignified elderly man stopped a newsboy last night and bought of him a dozen or so copies of the Journal, which the vendor gave up rather sheepishly while the purchaser relieved himself of expressions of contempt for the Yellows.
     When he had assured himself by an examination of the newsboy’s stock of papers that he had all the copies of the detested sheet, he paid for the papers and carried them into a vacant lot, where he burned them, one after another; and he did not leave until the last copy was consumed.
     The boys of the neighborhood enjoyed the conflagration and shouted their denunciation of the Journal.



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