"An old copy of the Philadelphia Ledger was on the floor"
Ledger
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A daily newspaper founded by William Moseley Swain in 1836, the Ledger was the first daily to use a pony express and one of the first to use the electromagnetic telegraph.  It was also printed on the first rotary printing press from 1846.

A decline in popularity meant that the morning and Sunday editions were merged into The Philadelphia Inquirer after 1934, and it was eventually closed in 1942.