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The news. [volume] : (Mount Holly, Burlington Co., N.J.) 1882-1891
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Mount Holly, Burlington Co., N.J.
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  • Mount Holly, Burlington, New Jersey  |  View more titles from this: City County, State
Powell & Bower
Dates of publication:
  • Began in 1882? Ceased in 1891?
  • English
  • Description based on: Vol. 8, no. 33 (Aug. 12, 1884).
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The News

The Semi-weekly News was re-branded as the News by the publishers William L. Powell and Samuel S. Bower when it became an enlarged weekly newspaper on February 2, 1882. It changed from a 24 by 37 inches, seven column newspaper to an eight column, 26 by 38 inches newspaper. It was published on Thursdays and remained politically independent.

J. Howard Clothier had joined the newspaper in 1880 when it was still the Semi-weekly News. In March of 1884, Bower, Powell, and Clothier dissolved their partnership when Samuel Bower left the newspaper. John Howard Clothier and Samuel S. Powell continued as publishers and editors of the News. In 1887, Powell left the partnership, and Clothier became the sole publisher and editor of the News; in the previous two years, the newspaper's subscriptions had increased from 1,872 in 1885 to 2,124. Clothier was active in Republican politics and well known in Trenton. He was secretary of the State Tax Commission, and he was appointed Clerk to the Committee on Engrossed Bills in the Senate. He was also active in the New Jersey Editorial Association.

Clothier published and edited the News until he sold it to Harry L. Walters and George W. Hand in March of 1889. Hand had been the foreman and Walters the bookkeeper of the News. Hand and Walters maintained its Tuesday publication date and Republican politics.

Clothier left newspaper publishing for the advertising world but was arrested on December 11, 1891 for money fraud. He was convicted of the crime on January 15, 1892. When released from jail he moved to Chicago and started an advertising business until he was arrested in March of 1898 on charges of embezzlement. He died in Chicago in August of 1898 aged 40.

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