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Title UPA A Century Later
Subject Newspapers; Newspaper publishing; Journalism
Creator Utah Press Association
Publisher Utah Press Association
Contributors Cornwell, J. M.
Date 1996
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Identifier PN4844.U8 U8 1996
Source Original Book: UPN A Century Later
Language eng
Rights Management Digital image copyright 2005, University of Utah. All rights reserved.
Holding Institution University of Utah
Source Physical Dimensions 14 cm x 21.5 cm
Metadata Cataloger Kelly Taylor
ARK ark:/87278/s6319w0z
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416710
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z

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Title Page275
Description THE LURE OF NEWSPAPERING path. And the News soon died." The Nephi Ensign was only occasionally anti-Mormon and was, in fact, listed in the 1888 directory as Pro-Mormon. Nonetheless, after four years it met its end, admitting in print, "The causes which led to its demise were extravagance, fraud (beer) and the ungrateful acts of an unprincipled rascal." The "rascal" went unnamed. Ogden's Freeman, a continuation of the once-mobile Frontier Index, frequently contained the anti-Mormon doctrine of Horatio Vattel, the pseudonym of publisher Legh Freeman, who called his alter-ego "the Scout of the Rocky Mountains." Alter observes, "If it was unfavorable to the Mormons, it was news to Freeman. (How the Mormons must have herded together against the 'wolves' of those days.) The worst thing that could be said among the Gentile press about one another was that the other truckled to the Mormons." The four-year exposure of the Freeman ended in mid-1879 when Legh Freeman moved, bag-and-baggage, to Montana. Ogden's Evening Dispatch, born January 1, 1879, was described by that city's historian, Frank J. Cannon, in these terms: "It was an anti-Mormon sheet and was of course opposed to the religion, politics and general policy of the Mormon leaders and community." On February 1, 1880, it ceased publication. The Daily Pilot made its Ogden debut in March, 1881 and was well-supported by Ogden business firms with advertising and its citizenry with subscriptions. "But," Alter observes, "the first number contained a vigorous and pronounced attack on the religious tenets of the majority of the citizens so that they withdrew their patronage and of course the institution suffered in consequence." The Millenial Star commented on December 1, 1884, "The Ogden Pilot, a rank anti-Mormon paper, has collapsed. " The Silver Reef Miner, listed in the American Newspaper Directory as "Anti-Mormon" when it entered its third year in 1881, evidently demonstrated its credentials sufficiently to convince the Logan Leader, for on March 17, 1882 the Cache Valley paper said: "The Silver Reef Miner is not a Mormon 275
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Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416286
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416286