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"History of Northern Wisconsin, 1881"


(-as transcribed from page 303)

The Chippewa Anseiger, weekly, established in 1873. T. Friedlander, editor and proprietor. It is printed in the German language. Independent.

The Eau Claire Free Press, a daily and weekly Republican paper. The oldest paper in the city; was started in 1857, and, after a few months, being on the point of suspension, it was purchased by Gilbert E. Porter, who took charge and successfully managed the concern until 1864. It then fell into the hands of J. B. and H. M. Stocking, who continued the paper until January 1, 1870, when Mr. James M. Brackett became editor, and it was published under the firm name of Rodman & Brackett. January 1, 1873, Mr. Rodman sold his interest to John Hunner, and the new firm started the daily. Mr. Brackett continued as editor until October, 1879, when failing health caused him to retire. A stock company was organized, with a capital of $15,000; J. M. Brackett, president; W. A. Rust, vice-president; John B. Stocking, treasurer; George A. Barry, managing editor; Henry Slinguff, city editor; W. E. Fleming, book-keeper
Eau Claire News. -- This is a weekly Democratic paper; was started by Flavius J. Mills, in the Fall of 1869. George Mills and R. H. Copeland afterwards owned the paper. It is now owned by a private company. Mr. S. S. Kepler is the managing editor.

The Leader. -- This is a five-column daily, coming into existence as an independent candidate for public favor. It is published by the "Leader Company," on the west side; W. H. Lamb, manager.

Several other papers have, from time to time, been published in the city, among them the Tribune and Argus. For one reason or another they have been discontinued.

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