100 Years Ago in Redlands: The Facts looks back on its first 27 years in 1917 – Redlands Daily Facts
The following story ran Oct. 31, 1917, in the Redlands Daily Facts, recounting the Facts’ historical past to that time. Although the paper was established Oct. 23, 1890, this story refers back to the Facts’ 25th anniversary, not its 27th, and the anniversary was Oct. 31, not Oct. 23. That’s as a result of Oct. 31, 1917, was the 25th anniversary of the day the Facts grew to become a each day paper, printed Monday by Saturday afternoon. And until the date Feb. 17, 1893, was a typo, it seems that the Facts continued a weekly version for a number of months after the each day version started.
When the next story ran in 1917, it was greater than 20 years since Capt. William G. Moore had purchased the Facts and greater than 10 years since his son Paul W. Moore had taken over whole management of the Facts. After 1917, the Facts remained in the palms of the Moore household for practically 65 extra years, passing in 1942 to Paul Moore’s sons Invoice and Frank, who bought the paper in 1981.
Daily Facts reaches 25th anniversary
The Daily Facts is 25 years younger at present.
Not less than the administration hopes that its age could also be spoken of in the time period of so many years “younger” as an alternative of so many years “previous.” A person is simply getting into upon his years of best usefulness when he reaches the age of 25. 1 / 4 of a century rolls round in a splendidly brief time, as this world counts it. The age of best productiveness of any human is between the ages of 25 and 50. Why shouldn't the identical interval be of equal benefit and usefulness to a newspaper and to the neighborhood in which it's established?
Redlands has grown from a village to a contemporary younger metropolis in that time period. It isn't a “brag” that The Facts has grown with it. From just a few wood buildings, rutty, unpaved streets and scattered dwellings principally on “ranches,” the city has modified to one among fashionable brick and concrete buildings in the downtown part, with clean streets paved with macadam and asphalt and with a higher proportion of gorgeous houses than in some other neighborhood of the scale in California. The Daily Facts has grown from a sheet of 4 pages of 5 columns every, or a complete of 20 columns, to a median problem of eight pages of seven columns, making 56 columns, and with many problems with bigger dimension.
With due modesty The Facts feels that it has been in this quarter of a century one thing of an element in this materials upbuilding of the neighborhood in which it has lived and to which it frankly owes its existence. Certainly the administration, current and previous, has all the time sought to lend a serving to hand to each good enterprise, to encourage and stimulate the enterprise and establishments which have aided in strengthening the fabric prosperity of town. And the identical has been true of these issues which make for the upper life. Sound on a regular basis on the high quality ethical query, the suitable settlement of which has made this a neighborhood unmatched in its points of interest for a house metropolis, The Facts can look back with delight to a report unsullied by base issues.
Maybe a bit of chronological report will probably be of curiosity at such a time. Right here it's:
The Facts was established Octy. 23, 1890, or simply 27 years in the past, as a weekly paper of 10 pages. Thursday was the publication day. The editor and writer was Edgar F. Howe, who later noticed newspaper life in Los Angeles and the Imperial Valley. These 10 pages have been however 9 by 12 inches — not rather more than journal dimension. One man who was with The Facts on the time when its first feeble cry made the center of a fond father stir with delight — H.A. Hargraves — is now its metropolis editor. One other member of the mechanical drive, Charles Cramer, is a resident of Los Angeles, and visited right here however a short while in the past.
It could be of curiosity at the least to the previous timers to know that Charles Stone was an advertiser in this first problem of the paper. He was then in the actual property enterprise. Andrews Bros. (C.N. and Howard) have been lumber sellers. C.T. Gifford, then a resident of Alessandro, the Eagle Drygoods Home with S. Lelean as proprietor, John McIntosh, horseshoer, and the Riggs Pharmacy owned and operated by Riggs & Spoor, have been additionally on the checklist of advertisers. The Facts was at the moment printed in the constructing on Orange Road now occupied by A. Heim’s cyclery. (Editor’s be aware: The 1917 Redlands metropolis listing lists August Heim’s enterprise — sporting items, auto equipment and bicycles — at 330 Orange St.)
April 22, 1892, the type of the paper was modified to the prevailing newspaper type, and it grew to become a 4-web page sheet, of even columns — simply half the scale as a weekly that it's now as a each day, or providing only one-twelfth the quantity of publicity. E.S. Libby, nonetheless a resident of Redlands, acted as reporter.
Feb. 17, 1893 — Final problem of weekly version.
Oct. 31, 1892 — First problem as a each day, 5 columns of 4 pages. Among the many advertisers in this first problem of the Daily have been: John P. Fisk Jr. in the realty enterprise, A.E. Taylor as a contractor and constructing, Brock & Osler the plumbers and A.G. Jackson’s shaving parlor. Mr. Fisk has by no means missed a day in these 25 years as an advertiser — maybe the paper might declare that as a fabric issue in his splendid success in a tough discipline.
April eight — Paper bought by Mr. Howe to A.G. Sheahan.
Oct. 2, 1894 — Agency grew to become Howe and Durbin, J.P. Durbin being related to Mr. Howe, who returned to the administration of the paper. The publication workplace was then eliminated to State Road, in the room just lately occupied by Mrs. Krause, the milliner. (Editor’s be aware: The 1917 Redlands metropolis listing lists Cecelia Krause, millinery, at 15 E. State St.)
April , 1895 — Paper enlarged to 6 columns of 4 pages, in retaining with the expansion of town and the calls for for extra information and promoting area.
July 31, 1895 — Mr. Howe bought his curiosity to Capt. W.G. Moore and the agency as a result of Moore & Durbin, this marking the affiliation of the Moore household with the paper, which has continued to this time, over 22 years.
Aug. 7, 1895 — Title of proprietor, agency modified to the Facts Publishing Co., Mr. Durbin retiring however persevering with as affiliate editor, Capt. Moore assuming the duties of editor and supervisor.
Nov. 5, 1895 — Mr. Durbin severed all connection.
Nov. 13, 1896 — Paper once more enlarged by 4 columns, changing into seven columns of 4 pages.
July 15, 1897 — Paul W. Moore made bookkeeper.
Oct. , 1898 — Title of Paul W. Moore appeared on the head of the paper as enterprise supervisor.
Could 7, 1899 — Capt. W.G. Moore died — mourned by all the neighborhood as an upright and honorable man who had ever stood for one of the best issues in the early and making an attempt days of the neighborhood’s growth.
Could 12, 1899 — Reorganization of The Facts, beneath the identify of the Wm. G. Moore Co., with W.M. Newton as editor and supervisor and Paul W. Moore as enterprise supervisor.
Dec. 11, 1899 — Removing of the enterprise and plant to the trendy constructing erected for it, on the nook of Citrus Avenue and Fifth Road, the place it's nonetheless printed.
Nov. , 1900 — Improve to eight pages, from 4, and in variety of columns to 48 from 28.
April 7, 1902 — Improve of paper to seven pages, eight columns, a complete of 56 columns, or the biggest paper at the moment printed in San Bernardino County.
April 24, 1903 — Set up of the first Linotype machine, changing in some extent the setting of kind by hand. The Facts now has a battery of three of those fashionable machines.
Nov. 14, 1903 — W.M. Newton severed his reference to the paper, Paul W. Moore taking on all the management.
Jan. four, 1911 — Lyman M. King assumed the place of editor.
March three, 1911 — Possession positioned in The Redlands Daily Facts, Included. Since that point there was no change in proprietorship or administration.
Staff of lengthy and devoted service are Charles Joachim, 18 years in the mechanical division, L.O. Hammond, 9 years as superintendent of circulation.
In mechanical gear, in consolation and gear for its workers, editorial and mechanical, The Facts can say with out boasting that it measures as much as the excessive commonplace typically set by the papers of Southern California. Naturally, we're happy with this truth, however are but duly appreciative of the help of the individuals which has made it attainable, and which is hereby gratefully acknowledged. The Facts has by no means missed a payday for its workers, has by no means gone into debt and has tried to dwell as much as its obligations and privileges, ethical and materials. It hopes for the subsequent quarter of a century to maintain in the vanguard of progress for this neighborhood, which it loves a lot and which has been so type to it.