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Guthrie Daily News

Guthrie Daily News

Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma

Submitted by: Bob Chada

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First issue Vol 6 Guthrie O. T. Wednesday morning May 2, 1889 No. 1473.
First Publisher W. P. Thompson until May 2, 1894 when Winfield Scott Smith became new Editor.
If issued regularly the initial number of the Guthrie Daily News was circulated May 23, 1889, since No. 10 appeared July 26 of that year. However, a statement in the News gives April 22, 1889, as the date the Journal was founded. The Daily News purchased "The Optic, The Getup, The Republican and The Oklahoma State Herald." The price of the daily was $6.00 a year. There was no change to June 30, 1893 (Vol IV, Whole No. 1219).
The News was issued every morning in 1890 with 4 pages 16 x 24 in size. The price was $7.50 a year. When the edition of Thursday, March 23, 1893 (Vol IV, Whole No. 1,134), appeared there were 8 pages, 15 x 22. Many notices for publication were printed. The office of the Daily News was in the basement of the Commercial Bank Building. The journal supported the Republican party and was edited by W. P. Thompson. The advertisement of the News remained unchanged until 1894, when the statement appeared that the paper was published every morning but Monday.
Mr. Winfield S. Smith was a lawyer and political agitator. In The Guthrie Daily News August 26, 1894 Vol VI No. 1570 said the founder of this paper was J. M. Gore & Company.
Major MacNamara became the editor Vol VI No. 1573 Thursday August 30, 1894.
The Guthrie Daily News disbanded with Vol VI Sunday September 23, 1894 No. 159.


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