18. NEWSPAPERS.


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THERE are four newspapers in Arizona, one of which is daily and weekly; the others are weekly. They are the “Miner,” daily and weekly; the“ Citizen,” “Sentinel,” and “Enterprise.”

The “Miner” was first issued March 9, 1864, by the Hon. John H. Marion, one of its present owners and editors. Mr. Marion published it until March, 1875, when he sold it to T. J. Butler, Esq., who resold it to Messrs. Marion & Beach, the present proprietors and editors, in December, 1876. The “Miner” has the largest circulation of any paper in the Territory, has ever been ably edited, and has done much to build up the interests of the Territory, and especially of the northern part. It is published daily and weekly at Prescott.

The “Citizen,” a weekly, is edited and published by John Vasson, Esq., at Tucson. Mr. Wasson started the “Citizen” some six years since, and through its columns has done much for Southern Arizona. The “Citizen” is second in circulation, is well edited and well supplied with interesting local matter.


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The “Enterprise,” a weekly, is published at Prescott, by C. F. Mitchell, Esq., a printer of much experience, and is edited by Messrs. J. W. Leonard and C. F. Mitchell. It is a neat, spicy sheet, and bound to succeed under the present able management.

The “Sentinel” is located at Yuma. It has been published for several years by Judge Win. J. Berry, an able editor, who lately sold it to George E. Tyng, Esq., its present enterprising editor. It has a good circulation, is the special shipping paper of the Territory, and devoted to the interests and prosperity of Yuma County.

Of the four papers, the “Miner” is independent in politics, the “Enterprise” is Democratic, the “Citizen” Republican, and the “Sentinel” independent.

Arrangements are being made to start a Democratic paper at Tucson. Phœnix and Florence are both in hopes of having each a paper at no distant day.

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