Muscatine County Iowa

Source: Portrait and Biographical Album, Muscatine County, Iowa, 1889, page 609


The Muscatine Daily and Weekly news were founded by the Muscatine News Company, an incorporated body, in 1887; the first issue, (daily) being printed December 10th of that year. The company organized with William Huttig (of Huttig Bros. Maunfacturing Company) as President; Fred Huttig, of the same firm, as Vice President; William Hoffman as Treasurer; and George W. Van Horne, Secretary and Editor. By dint of editorial vigor and news enterprise the News at once commanded public confidence, and on the threshold of its second year, it had attained to a circulation which gave it rank as an official paper of its city and county. Its business management is conducted by a board of directors meeting weekly, and a managing solicitor, Mr. G. W. Porter. The news is independent in politics, though supporting Grover Cleveland for re-election on his tariff reform platform, and espousing the Democratic cause of high license, in the issue in Iowa between the policy and prohibition.

The News is claimed by its friends, and recognized by its enemies, as destined to become one of the leading journals of the State.

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