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Wilmington argus. : (Wilmington, Del.) 1880-18??
Place of publication:
Wilmington, Del.
Geographic coverage:
  • Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware  |  View more titles from this: City County, State
F. Scheu & Co.
Dates of publication:
  • Vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan. 14, 1880)-
  • English
  • Delaware--Wilmington.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01203983
  • Wilmington (Del.)--Newspapers.
  • Archived issues are available in digital format from the Library of Congress Chronicling America online collection.
sn 88053054
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Wilmington Argus

The Wilmington [Delaware] Argus first appeared on January 14, 1880. Published every Wednesday by Francis Scheu and Company, the newspaper argued that "We feel assured that we to-day furnish an amount of reading to be found in no other weekly." The Wilmington Argus was politically neutral: "While we shall exercise the privileges, vouchsafed us by the priceless boon of freedom, of speaking freely and candidly upon all subjects, we shall be no blind adherent to any sect or faction, but shall ever be an expressed opponent of filling our municipal offices with intriguing politicians."

The Wilmington Argus covered foreign news, including the "present conditions of Ireland and the Irish" and notes on a town market in Paris. A column titled "News by Telegraph" focused on various national developments such as a murder in Philadelphia, a report that the House Appropriations Committee had authorized payment for U.S. Marshals, and preparations for the next national census. Furthermore, a "News of the Week" column included concise synopses of national news.

The newspaper also included Peninsular and local news. In its first issue, the Wilmington Argus noted the rise of diphtheria in New Castle, Delaware. In addition, it provided information related to farm and garden issues such as a plan for trapping rats, domestic issues such as recipes for sweet sauces, humorous notes, and theatrical information.

It is unknown when the Wilmington Argus ceased publication, but it appears to have been short-lived. It is not listed in Rowell's 1881 newspaper directory.

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