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A HISTORY OF THE PRESS OF MICHIGAN

PREPARED FOR THE CENTENNIAL BY ORDER OF GOV. JOHN J. BAGLEY TOM S. APPLEGATE, COMPILER
Section I

The Gazette and Advertiser was established by Henry Barnes, September 5. 1835, and passed through various hands until it reached those of the present proprietors of The Niles Democrat, Messrs. Horn and Hern, and was merged in their paper. This is the state of facts reported from the office of The Democrat.
The Traveler and Herald, printed at St. Joseph, reports the establishment there of The Herald, in 1833, by A. E. Draper. It was neutral in politics, and suspended about 1838. The present Traveler commenced to travel under the guidance of M. G. Carlton, in January, 1859. The Herald was established in May, 1868, by H. W. Guernsey. This gentleman and L. J. Merchant are the proprietors of the consolidated paper.
The genealogy of The Niles Republican is thus given: March 1, 1866, The Niles Inquirer and The Berrien County Freeman were purchased by L. A. Duncan and E. C. Dana, and the two offices consolidated, the new paper being called The Niles Weekly Times. In 1868, Mr. Dana withdrew, leaving Mr. Duncan in sole control. About this time the name of the paper was changed to The Niles Republican. Mr. Duncan still continues to be editor and proprietor. The Berrien County Record, published at Buchanan, is the successor of The Buchanan Union, which was the successor of The Buchanan Vindicator, which was the successor of The Buchanan Independent, which was established in 1859. The office was purchased in 1867 by D. A. Wagner, who established the paper under its present name. John G. Holmes is the present proprietor.
The Benton Harbor Palladium was established by L. J. Merchant, October 9, 1868. C. E. Reeves is the present proprietor. The St. Joseph Republican was established in January, 1874, by Rica & Botham. Wm. Rica & Son are the present proprietors. The Berrien County Journal was established May 9, 1874, by Dr. L. E. Barnard & Co., who are the present proprietors.

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