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Moline Daily Dispatch

Established July 31, 1878, by Oliver and Louise White, who came to Moline from Toulon, Stark County, where they had con-ducted the Mollie Stark. They started the Dispatch as a four-column folio. A little later is was consolidate with the Review, and thus originated the name of the Review-Dispatch, now the weekly edition of the Daily Dispatch. Samson Kennedy Was one of the successors of the Whites, and with him was Captain L. M. Haverstick. These proprietors conducted the Dispatch till in the early eighties they were succeeded by the Dean Brothers-Fred O. Dean and Jay H. Dean. When these …

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The Liberty League

Another paper, which had a short life, and whose publishers were unannounced, made its appearance April 3, 1873, its name being The Liberty League. The paper was started as an organ for the liquor dealers of Rock Island and the ad joining cities. It lived three weeks, when, as generally supposed, the material was stole during the night time, shipped to Burlington, Iowa, and sold. The Press Of Rock Island County Source: Historic Rock Island County, pub. Kramer & Company, Rock Island, Illinois, 1908

The Liberty Banner

A small, unpretentious sheet, advocating the abolition of slavery-The Liberty Banner -made its first appearance in the Spring of 1846; a most unfavorable time, and advocating a principle which both the great parties, the Democrats and the Whigs, were violently opposing. Its editor was C. B. Waite. The paper was printed in the office of the Upper Mississipian. It was published only a few months. The Press Of Rock Island County Source: Historic Rock Island County, pub. Kramer & Company, Rock Island, Illinois, 1908

The Commercial

On the 7th of July, 1858, C. W. Kirkland commenced the publication of a morning daily paper, and also a weekly, called the Commercial. In its first issue he said: ” The Commercial will be the firm, zealous and consistent supporter of the principles of the Republican party.” The printing was done at Raymond’s office in the Gothic Block. It was discontinued on the 3rd of February, 1859, for the want of patronage. The Press Of Rock Island County Source: Historic Rock Island County, pub. Kramer & Company, Rock Island, Illinois, 1908

The Argus

The first issue of the paper which afterward became The Argus was printed in a rear room on the second floor of what was then the Whittaker and Everts building, located just east of the present Argus building, October 18, 1851. Although it was issued as the Rock Island Republican, it was Democratic in politics then. as now. The adoption of the present name w as brought about in 1855 by the formation of an opposing political party, which took the one the paper bore. At the time it was established, as in the case with the publication for the …

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The Chronik Des Westens

The Chronik Des Westens     The Press Of Rock Island County Source: Historic Rock Island County, pub. Kramer & Company, Rock Island, Illinois, 1908                     The Press Of Rock Island County Source: Historic Rock Island County, pub. Kramer & Company, Rock Island, Illinois, 1908

The Beobachter am Mississipian

The first paper printed in the German language in Rock Island was The Beobachter am Mississipian, making its appearance in 1857, the proprietor being Maguns Mueller, and edited by Doctor Ciolina, a physician who resided and practiced his profession here for some years. The paper was not well supported and survived only about one year. Its politics were neutral. The Press Of Rock Island County Source: Historic Rock Island County, pub. Kramer & Company, Rock Island, Illinois, 1908

Additional Publications of Rock Island County

In addition to the Union, Argus and News, there are published in Rock Island the following: By the Augustana Book Concern: Augustana (weekly), The Augustana Journal (semi-monthly), The Augustana Theological Quarterly, Barnens Tidning (semi-monthly), Korsbaneret (annually), The Olive Leaf (monthly), Prarieblomman (annually), Ungdomsvannen (monthly.) Other periodicals: Broadway Church Visitor; Reverend William S. Marquis, editor. The Canners and Packers Directory of North America; Elliot D. Fisher, publisher. The Fraternal Tribunes (monthly); Robert Rexdale, editor. The Modern Woodman (monthly); official paper of the Modern Woodmen of America; Frank O. VanGalder, editor. Mystic Light (monthly) ; Henry E. Burris (colored), publisher. Rock Island …

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The American Law Reporter

A neat, little quarto-weekly paper which made its appearance in the Fall of 1872, was The American Law Reporter, with L. G. Johnson as editor. As the name implies it was devoted to the interests of the legal profession of Illinois and Iowa. The first edition was printed in Davenport, then it was moved into the Union Block, Rock Island. The paper was published for eighteen weeks, when it ceased for want of patronage. The Press Of Rock Island County Source: Historic Rock Island County, pub. Kramer & Company, Rock Island, Illinois, 1908

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