Great Companions: Critical Memoirs of Some Famous Friends

Great Companions: Critical Memoirs of Some Famous Friends

Great Companions: Critical Memoirs of Some Famous Friends

Great Companions: Critical Memoirs of Some Famous Friends

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E. W. Scripps was nearing sixty when I met him multimillionaire and the owner of a chain of thirty newspapers with a circulation running into millions. I was editing the Masses , a revolutionary magazine selling 10,000 copies and losing $12,000 a year. It was Lincoln Steffens who caused our coming together. Steff was a sort of cherishing godfather to all revolutionary enterprises, and he said to me one day, returning from the west: "Old man Scripps might give you some money for your magazine--he reads it every month." The money end of this seemed highly improbable to me, but the news that I had such a reader was exciting. I was curious to look into his eyes.

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