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Patrick’s Church, St. ” (notably now with the prefix “O”) as the managing editor and publisher of the Catholic Tribune. He found himself in a very competitive market. ”4 In St. Joseph alone, a city of just 60,000 people, eleven papers were appearing daily or weekly about that time. ”5 Anyone involved in publishing newspapers or in advertising will appreciate the hard-pressed tone of an anonymous complaint printed in 1882 that, notwithstanding the fact that St. ”6 In 1889 Michael Lawlor, the son of Irish emigrants, and Peter Nugent purchased the Catholic Tribune and immediately doubled its cover price.
Later in the day I learned of the destruction of the ships of the Spanish fleet by those of the United States Navy. 29 O’Shaughnessy had been hearing in the distance an engagement that marked a turning point in the relationship between the United States and Europe. That day the destruction of the Spanish fleet signaled the end of any Spanish pretension to empire and confirmed the United States on a new course of intervention overseas wherever it would deem intervention beneficial to its interests.
He acted for a season as advertising advance agent for an American wild west show touring Belgium, Holland and Germany. ”12 In Ireland in the 1890s, he visited a leading scholar of Gaelic studies, Fr. Eugene O’Growney, and the significance of that meeting will be considered in a later chapter. 13 By the end of the decade he had returned to Chicago. His parents and most of his siblings also moved to the city. Chicago Journalist Once back in Chicago, James continued to work as a journalist. Like most Irish-American reporters he was employed by general American publications rather than by ethnic Irish or other niche newspapers.