August, 1896 :Ta MùNTEI
NEWS OF THE MONTH IN BRIEF.
MANITOBA AND THE WEST.
F R. BLOCHBERGER, the editor and manager of tht
. German weekly newspaper, Westliehe Canada Post, has
decided to remove from Portland, Oregon, to Vancouver, As
there is at present no German newspaper in Canada west of
n Wîinnipeg, Mr. Blochberger thinks that there is a field for such.
A new Conservative weekly in Regina and a iberal weekly
in Moosomin are projected.
Mr. Dean, special correspondent for The Province, of Vic-
toria, B.C., has returned from a trip of five months through the
eastern provinces in the interest of the journal which he repre-
N. B. McInnis, late engineer and pressman of The Regina
Leader, has gone for a trip throgh th Western States and
Coast cities, going by way of Wirnipeg He purposes settling
dow n in British Columbia.
R. Casimir Dickson has comenced an action of libel against
The Prince Albert Advocate for publishint alertte from a corres-
pondent, criticising him for the manner in which he petrfome
his duties as an enumerator at Rosthern.
The St. Thomas Journal has added a complete bookbindery
to its excellent plant.
Louis Hatzfeldt, bookkeeper in The Hamilton Tines office
for 17 years, died July I7 of rheumatism of the heart.
The contract for the city printing of London for the ensuing
year has been awarded to The Advertiser Printing Company.
James W. Curran, of The Orillia News-Letter, has just re-
turned from a sail and two weeks holidays at Belle Eart, Lke
David Hastings, of The Hamilton Herald, has been named
delegate to the Colorado Springs meeting of the International
Mr. Robert Jaffay, proprietor ofThe Chicago Refrere, and
son of Postmaster Jaffray, of Berin, as purchased a half in-
terest in The Galt Reporter.
J. F. McKay, of The Banner, Chatham, Ont., called on
PRINTER AND PUBLISHER on his way to Cobourg and the east
July 24, where he spent a few holidays.
P. F. Cronin, editor of The Catholic Register, Toronto,
accompanies the Toronto delegation of Irishmen to the Dublin
convention as secretary and press correspondent.
Mr. J. Wilkinson, proprietor oi The St. Thomas Times, has
returned from the Jackson Sanatorium, Genessee Valley. Mr.
Wilkinson has not recovered from his recent illness.
E. C. Monteith & Co. are now publishing The Aylmer Ex-
press. The paper will continue independent in politics. Mr.
Monteith is a trained newspaper man, and is turning out a good
Mike Murphy, proprietor of the Devil's River News, Sonora
Texas, is visiting Toronto. His brother, Mr. J. G. Murphy, is
proprietor of a newspaper in San Angelo, Texas, and is mayor
of the town. The Murphy boys learned their trade in The
A libel suit is going on between the two Wallaeburg edit-
ors. S. W. Cross, of The Herald, is criminally prosecuting
R AND P1BLIS
Wm. Colwell, of The News, on account of some comments in
the latter's paper on a church quarel. Mr. Colwell has been
corrmitted for trial; $5oo bail.
Alfred Wilkes, presnman of The Sinmeoe Reformer, was
snearly drowned in the River Lynn August 5. He was bathing,
becae exhausted and sank, but was gat ashore by a omrade.
Mrs. Mathewson, widow of the late H. A. Mathewson,
seeretary-treasurer of The London Free Press Co., died at
Lndon, July o2. She was prominent in religious and charit-
The London News, in recording the departure for England
of J. K. Clare, manager of The Fee Press Co., says it is rumor-
en the visit has asome connection with the purchase ofthe paper
by an English syndicate.
Geo.W. Surbey, who has been connected with The Galt Re-
former for nearly four years, has resigned, and the position of
business manager will now be filled by Robert A. Mackay, for-
merly of The Woodstock Sentinel-Review and St. Thomas
Mr. Dennis, of The New Glasgow Leader, has put in a
The Weekly Sentinel-Review and Dominion Dairyman, of
Woodstock, will be published in future on Wednesday-a day
earlier than formerly.
Arthur J. Little, late of The Pictou Advocate, has gone to
Alabama, U.S., where he will visit friends for a time, and sub-
sequently look for a place to settle permanently.
Actions for libel are threatenedagainst The Yarmouth Times
and Hants Journal on account of a letter attacking a clergyman
who was on board the wrecked Caoulet off Newfoundland.
Wi. MeConnell, of The Montreal Herald, son of Mr.
Robert McConnell, editor of The Halifax Morning Chronicle,
has been spending a few days in Pictou county. Mr. Hattie, of
The Atlantic Weekly, Dartmouth, accompanied him.
Arthur H. H. Heming, artist of Harper's Weekly, Truth
and The Youth's Companion, accompanied by H . . McGivern,
writer for the same publications, were in Ottawa lately. They
came down on a raft from an extended canoe trip to Lake Abi-
tibbi, and left on Kiock Bros.' raft for Quebec.
TORONTO EMPLOYING PRINTERS.
The annual general meeting of the Employing Printers'
Association was held August 6, the president, Mr. A. F. Rutter,
presiding. Several matters pertaining to the trade were infior
mally discussed, after which the election of officers for i896 and
I897 took place, sesulting as follows: Daniel Rose, president;
W. H. Apted, vice-president; John Murray, secretary; James
Dudley, treasurer; Executive Committee: A. F. Rutter, R. G.
MacLean, Hugh C. MacLean, Thos. Todd, Fred Diver, R. L.
Patterson, Geo. Sheppard, James Murray and D. A. Rose;
delegates to the annual convention of the United Typothetae of
America, to be held in Rohester, N.Y., Sept. 8, 9 and o0,
Daniel Rose, W. H. Apted, A. Rutter, James Dudley and R. L.
Patterson; alternates, Hugh C. MacLean, Fred Diver, J. W.
Corcoran, J. T. Johnson and C. W. Taylor. At the cose of
the meeting a hearty vote of thanks wms trdeed to the rerinsg
prsident, Mr. A. F. Rutter, and the retiring secretars, Mr. V
H. Apted, fo er services during the pt three y