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Authors: Sims, George Robert, 1847-1922
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- for defacing the files, either by cuttingor marking. One old gentleman seeks tomonopolise the Tiiitcs by reading it throughfrom the first column to the last, and has tobe expostulated with daily on behalf of otherwaiting patrons. The limit of time allowedto a newspaper reader is ten minutes at nearlyall the free libraries, and there are often twoor three readers simultaneously occupied withthe same paper. In some cases the newspaperadvertisements are conveniently posted up ona separate stand—sometimes on the railingsoutside—and this arrangement deflects a largenumber of the uneniplo)-ed who reall)- meanbusiness. In all the great free lending libraries a b\-
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