The Press: Mason, Elk, Knight

Abraham Lincoln was but faintly famed as a newspaperman. Yet his writings for the Sangamon Journal, Springfield, 111. , were the nursery rhymes from which developed the majestic cadences of the Gettysburg Address. The newspaper with this notable tradition, now named the Illinois State Journal, has just passed to the control of Col. Ira Clifton Copley. One newspaper acquisition at a time is normally enough for growing publishers. Not so Col. Copley. He stretched half across a continent and added almost simultaneously the San Diego...

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