History of the Press of Michigan

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Times Steam Presses, 1876 - American newspapers - 64 pages
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Page 5 - They had little apparent curiosity, and nothing seemed to attract or cause them surprise; their principal characteristic seemed to be jealousy. Though they are a simple race, they are not wanting in cunning ; and it was with great difficulty that they could be prevailed upon to part with their bows and arrows in trade, which they however did after asking permission from their chief; this was always necessary for them to obtain before closing a bargain.
Page 39 - Times, and was started by George W. Pattison, in 1837, and the first number published April 18th, of that year. The press on which this paper was printed was drawn up the river from Grand Haven, on the ice, by a team of dogs. It was purchased the winter previous at Buffalo. At Detroit it was shipped to Grand Haven on the steamer Don Quixote, which was wrecked off Thunder Bay, and the press taken around the lakes on another boat.
Page 9 - The Advertiser establishment was purchased by the firm of Geiger .& Scripps, and on July 8th, 1862, The Advertiser and The Tribune were consolidated, under the name of The Advertiser and Tribune, the proprietorship taking the form of a corporation, with Henry Barns, of The Tribune, as editor, and James E. Scripps, of The Advertiser, as business manager, its general affairs being regulated by a Board of five directors, elected annually. On July 18th, 1863, a weekly political sheet, The Free Union,...
Page 64 - Wayne county press, and he now proceeds to note the living papers of the city and county, as near as may be in the order in which they were established.
Page 20 - ME clmrch within the bounds of Niles district. It was established March 2, 1875, by JW and AE Robinson. JW Robinson is the present proprietor. Passing to the secular papers, we give their names, places of publication, and politics, as near as may be in the order in which they were established, as follows: The Democrat, Niles, Democratic; The Traveler and Herald, St. Joseph, Republican; The Republican, Niles, Republican; The Berrien County Record, Buchanan, Republican; The Palladium, Benton Harbor,...
Page 34 - Those pioneer papers were supported principally by the income from publishing the "tax sales." which, at that time, yielded a handsome revenue. It was in Mason where the celebrated Wilbur F. Story, present proprietor of the Chicago Times, started in his editorial career, once publishing a democratic paper there. The News was started as a neutral paper, but in April, 1860, hoisted the republican flag. The present proprietor is Willis F. Cornell. The Leslie Herald was established in 1868...
Page 53 - Newaygo, was established by its present proprietor, J. Palmiter, March 27, 1875. It is Republican in politics. Oakland County. This county has 38,082 population, and eight newspapers, as follows: The Gazette, Republican, and The Bill Poster, Democratic, both published at Pontiac; The Register and The Times, Holly; The Times, Milford; The Era, Rochester; The Good News (semi-monthly), Orion; The Journal, Oxford. The Good News is neutral, the others named are Independent. To Mr. \VP Nisbett, formerly...
Page 44 - Lowrie disposed of his interest in the paper to his partners, Applegate & Fee, who still continue the publication. Having thus followed out the history of the pioneer paper of this county through its lineal descendant, it is only necessary to add that its founder still resides in Adrian, though not engaged in the printing business. In 1836, JM Patterson came to Adrian with a printing office, which he brought from Syracuse, NY, and established a Whig paper, called The Constitutionalist.
Page 43 - County Republican and Adrian Gazette saw the light. At that time there were two papers in Detroit, one at Monroe, and one at Ann Arbor. The paper was neutral in politics for about nine months, when the name was changed to The Watch-Tower, and it came out as a Democratic paper. In 1849 Mr. Ingalls was elected State Printer, the first and only one ever elected in Michigan. As State Printer lie put the first steam presses in Lansing.
Page 34 - great conspiracy" troubles. The newspaper type had before this been used in printing The Michigan Essay, which was established in Detroit in 1809. It was French type, and its age could only be guessed at. When Mr. Harrington began to unload his printing office, he found his body type in "pi,

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