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Newark evening star and Newark advertiser. [volume] : (Newark, N.J.) 1909-1916
Alternative Titles:
  • Newark evening star Nov. 27, 1909-Jan. 29, 1916
  • Newark evening star and daily chronicle
Place of publication:
Newark, N.J.
Geographic coverage:
  • Newark, Essex, New Jersey  |  View more titles from this: City County, State
Newark Daily Advertiser Pub. Co.
Dates of publication:
  • Vol. 78, no. 281 (Nov. 27, 1909)-v. 85, no. 24 (Jan. 29, 1916).
  • English
  • New Jersey--Newark.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01205929
  • Newark (N.J.)--Newspapers.
  • Archived issues are available in digital format from the Library of Congress Chronicling America online collection.
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Newark evening star and Newark advertiser

The Newark Evening Star and Newark Advertiser was a twenty-page, seven column, one cent daily newspaper published every afternoon except Sundays in Newark, New Jersey. It was politically independent.

The owner and editor of the Newark Evening Star and Newark Advertiser was James Smith, Jr., former United States senator, businessman, and Newark native. Smith was one of the politicians credited with giving Woodrow Wilson his start in politics, and the Newark Evening Star and Newark Advertiser frequently ran articles supporting Wilson for governor in 1910. Wilson proceeded to run as a "good government" candidate, against the type of Democratic machine politics that Smith stood for, and once in office he actively opposed Smith's re-election to the United States Senate by the New Jersey legislature. Many November and December 1910 issues of the paper ran articles and editorials supporting Smith for United States Senate and refusing to accept the nomination of James E. Martine, who had won the Democratic preference primary. Smith and his supporters refused to abide by the outcome of the primary where, they argued, few men voted. After failing to persuade Smith to withdraw, Wilson threw his support to Martine, whom the New Jersey Legislature chose in 1911.

By the first two decades of the twentieth century, Newark had transitioned from being primarily a manufacturing city to one that was both a manufacturing and a commercial hub. By 1909, its downtown was thriving and had many specialty shops, and the newspaper's advertising and features reflected this fact. Special features of the newspaper were a Suburban section, which gave news from the towns surrounding Newark; a sports section, which covered local and national sports news; and "News of Women for Women and the Home." Although home, food, and fashion articles dominated this section of the paper the Newark Evening Star and Newark Advertiser supported the suffragist cause, reporting on women and the right to vote around the world. It went as far as having the whole of the October 29, 1912 edition written and edited by leaders of the suffragist movement: Mina Van Winkle was the Editor-in-Chief, Minnie J. Reynolds was the Managing Editor, along with fifteen female associate editors. In addition, female linotype operators set up the paper. It posed the question: "if women can write, edit and print such a paper, don't you think they're entitled to the ballot?" The majority of the newspaper's twenty-two pages were occupied by articles relating to suffrage, but the women also covered court and general news.

In 1916, the Newark Evening Star and Newark Advertiser was sold at bankruptcy auction to William Wallace Chapin of New York, and with the Monday, January 31, 1916 issue of the paper The Newark Eagle and the Newark Star

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