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The Delmar news. : (Delmar, Del.) 1904-19??
Place of publication:
Delmar, Del.
Geographic coverage:
  • Delmar, Sussex, Delaware  |  View more titles from this: City County, State
News Pub. Co.
Dates of publication:
  • Began in 1904.
  • English
  • Delaware--Delmar.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01224435
  • Delmar (Del.)--Newspapers.
  • Archived issues are available in digital format from the Library of Congress Chronicling America online collection.
  • Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 16 (May 20, 1904).
sn 88053158
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The Delmar News

The Delmar News was established in spring 1904 in Delmar, Delaware. Edited by F. A. Robertson, S. N. Culver, and an unknown co-editor, the Delmar News was published by the News Publishing Company. The newspaper consisted largely of local information, including a column called "Personal and Social" that comprised news items related to individuals who had visited the town and social events such as surprise parties that had occurred throughout the week. The "Local Department" column included items for sale and brief notices such as the erection of new fences.

The editors also editorialized on recent comments by President Theodore Roosevelt that "conservatism is the one and main lacking quality in our young men of today." The editors argued that was not the case, especially when compared with young men of other countries such as Britain and Germany. Other national news included a report on the price-gouging of visitors to the St. Louis World's Fair on the part of local hotel owners.

The Delmar News also included information related to local railroads. The paper indicated that a new timetable for the Delaware Railroad would soon take effect, reported on a convention of the Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad, and noted a run of the Delaware Railroad from Delmar to Edgemoor, a total of 105 miles, completed in 2 hours and 50 minutes.

It is unclear when the Delmar News ceased publication, but it is likely the newspaper lasted only a year. It is not listed in the 1905 edition of Rowell's newspaper directory.

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