1896: Failure of a Publisher

Middletown, Conn., Oct. 12.–Owing to the objection of New York creditors to E. F. Bigelow, of Portland, continuing in business, the Portland and Middletown Tribune offices were closed to-day. This kills the Middletown Tribune, the only Republican daily in this county; the Middlesex County Record, a weekly; the Colchester Advocate, a weekly; the Wesleyan College Argus and several other church and college papers, including the Observer. Fifty hands are deprived of employment. The failure was caused by inability to make collections.

From the Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, New York), Tuesday, October 13, 1896.

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