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November 1904 issue of John Ryckman's muckraker. This issue features first the "First in the Series of Startling Life Insurance Exposures", Henry Shedd Beardsley's expose of the life insurance industry, "The Despotism of Combined Millions: How the giant life insurance "combine" employs vast trust funds of policy holders in Wall Street's ruthless speculative schemes"; the second major feature of this issue is Lauriston Ward's "The Naturalization Industry", an expose on the fraudulent sale of naturalization certificates. Other items of interest include: an examination of the famous 1841 murder of Mary Rogers that includes interviews and photos of surviving witnesses; short fiction; "The Foremost Fun-Makers of the Stage" with portraits of nine comedians of the day; "Little Human Stories"; many, many advertisements. Perfect-bound in paper wraps; pp. 1-8 [ads], -506, 9-36 [ads]; 24.8cm x 17.5cm. Binding is intact, wrapper chipped at spine ends exposing page gatherings; text, photos, illustration all very good throughout; small chip at top edge of front wrap. From a private collection (NOT ex-library). Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota.