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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 image/jpeg
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 Page268
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION Ogden Junction, was accosted by one W. R. Keithly. The attacker was, the story asserted, "a petti-fogging lawyer who was enraged by a Junction story he said reflected on him." The Herald's narration continued, "Keithly grabbed him by the coat collar and muttered, with an oath, something about taking something back. Mr. Penrose, whose left hand was encumbered with a small box, demanded Keithly to take away his hand, at the same time disengaging himself from him. Keithly then drew back and struck Penrose a heavy blow with a cane he carried, the blow taking effect on the cords of his neck behind the left ear, the force breaking off the head of the cane. This stunned Penrose and rendered him measurably helpless. But the brute, not satisfied, struck him another heavy blow with the stick across the left temple, this time breaking it in two and leaving a rather ugly gash." Penrose, a Hall of Fame publisher, is better remembered as a quick-thinking, hard-working Deseret News editor whose "hair and temper had a fiery hue." The Salt Lake Tribune devoted a single paragraph headed "Pugilistic" on January 2, 1874 to a disagreement involving a competing newsman: "On Wednesday evening, December 31, John L. Burns of the recently defunct firm of Burns & McChane of the Delmonico (a restaurant) made a fistic attack on Mr. E. L. Sloan of the Herald. The affair is supposed to have arisen from some squibs that appeared in that paper, and which Burns thought reflected on him." The April 3, 1877 edition of the Ogden Freeman carried a story about an attack on its publisher and namesake, Legh Freeman. Before launching the Ogden paper he had published a "newspaper on wheels" which followed construction of the Union Pacific Railroad to its Promontory link-up with the Central Pacific. The story vividly described how N. J. Sharp, Ogden's postmaster, attempted to "assassinate the editor of the Freeman with an iron-shod bludgeon." The paper proclaimed a doctor had advanced the opinion that "Mr. Freeman is liable to die from his injuries at any time." Apparently the reporting was a trifle overly-enthusiastic, though, for the victim lived to engage in a long career in Pacific Northwest journalism. 268
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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 416279
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416279