The Davis City Advance, Davis City, Iowa
Thursday, May 9, l90l
Our jolly young friend STEPHEN A. RADNICH of Troop M., 6th U.S. Cavalry, who has been stationed in Pekin, China, ever since the American lads so gallantly opened the gates of Pekin to let in the international relief column, has sent us a number of copies of the "China Times" of recent date. The times is a 4 column folio, "printed daily except Sunday and Holidays", in English and Chinese. Prices 5 cents per copy of $l.l5 per month. Advertizing rates 25 cents per line per day, and the way those people advertise in that little sheet, hardly as big as a pocket handkerchief, would make the moss curl on some Davis City backs we could mention. And the printing!!!! If the Advance should look like that for one issue, this editor would have to climb a tree. But it shows the true American pluck, and doubtless yields more results to the publishers in one day than all the papers in Decatur County bring their owners in a week. There are advertisements -- two solid pages and then some, in English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, and Chinese, and 3 little columns of reading matter. It ought to pay and we will wager that it does. We are greatly obliged to our young soldier friend, and will see that he is supplied with the Davis City news, if the Advance can catch him. We have a soft spot under our vest for Uncle Sam's gallant Troopers, ever since we served under the gallant McKenzie in the old 4th, on the frontiers of Texas in the early seventies. We wish him good fortune and promotion, and if he should feel like writing to his Davis City friends "by the bunch" we shall be glad to publish it for the benefit of all.
Copied by Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert
November 8, 2003