The Press: Journal to News

When, in 1858 Abraham Lincoln challenged Stephen Douglas to the famed Lincoln-Douglas debates, the Lincoln challenge was written in part by Charles L. Wilson, then editor of the Chicago Journal. But traditions of the past make no profits in the present and last week the Journal was bought by the Chicago Daily News, whose new plaza is the most beautiful spot in Chicago. Leader in the Chicago evening paper field, the News was founded in 1875, made great by the late Victor Fremont Lawson and the late Melville Elijah Stone, passing to...

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