EXISTING NEWSPAPERS OF STEUBEN COUNTY
Name of Newspaper
|The Evening Tribune||Hornell||1934 - present||Gatehouse Media, Inc.|
|The Leader||Corning||1965 - present||Gatehouse Media, Inc.|
|Addison Post||Addison||1967 - present||Oakley Hayes, Sr., Hayes family|
|The Steuben Courier-Advocate||Bath||1968 - present||Colleen Farley|
NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS BY TOWNSHIP
|Avoca||Canisteo||Hornby||Painted Post||Reading||West Union|
DEFUNCT NEWSPAPERS OF STEUBEN COUNTY
Name of Newspaper
|The Bath Gazette and Genesee Advertiser||Bath||19 Oct 1796-1800||William Kersey & James Eddie|
|The Steuben and Allegany Patriot||Bath||Dec 1816-1822||Benjamin Smead|
|The Farmers' Gazette||Bath||1816-?||David Rumsey|
|The Western Republican||Bath||Sep 1819-Nov 1822||Erastus Shepard|
|Steuben Republican||Bath||Nov 1822-Feb 1823||Erastus Shepherd|
|The Farmers' Advocate and Steuben Advertiser||Bath||1822-1857||1822 Benj. Smead; 1849 Wm. C. Rhoades|
|The Steuben Whig||Bath||1828||Wm. M. Swain|
|The Steuben Messenger||Bath||17 Apr 1828-1834||David Rumsey; 1830 Saml. M. Eddie|
|The Constitutionalist||Bath||1834-1843||W. P. Angel; 1834 Charles Adams; 1841 R. L. Underhill; M. F. Whittemore & Co.|
|The Addison Record||Addison||1840-42, 1849,
3 Dec 1881
|Isaac D. Booth, 1849 Dryden & Peck; 1881 O. B. Ireland; F. B. Orser & George Jones; 1882 M. Kinne; 1886 C. B. Mowers|
|The Corning and Blossburg Advocate||Corning||1840-1843||Chas. Adams, 1841 Henry H. Hull|
|The Steuben Courier||Bath||1843-1958||Henry H. Hull & M. F. Whittemore; H. H. Hull; 1856 H. H. Hull & Charles G. Fairman; 1864 H. H. Hull & Enos W. Barnes; 1875 H. H. Hull & Harry S. Hull; 1875 Harry S. Hull; 1890 Courier Co., LTD.|
|Steuben Democrat||Bath||1843-44,1848-52||1843 George B. Richardson & John Dowe; 1848 L. J. Bush; 1849 Geo. H. Bidwell|
|The Rose||Bath||1844-1846||J. C. Vincent|
|The Primitive Christian||Bath||1844-1845||Rev. Jabez Chadwick|
|The Painted Post Gazette||Painted Post||1846-1847||Fairchild|
|The Corning Journal||Corning||May 1847-1905||1847 Thomas Messenger; 1851 A. W. McDowell & Dr. Geo. W. Pratt; 1853 Dr. Pratt; 1869 Dr. Pratt & T. S. DeWolf; 1874 Dr. Pratt|
|The Addison Advocate||Addison||1848-49||H. D. Dyer|
|The Painted Post Herald||Painted Post||1848-1850||Hawley & Bennett|
|Steuben Farmers' Advocate||Bath||4 Apr 1849-1920||1849 Wm. C. Rhodes; 1857 P. S. Donahue; 1860 A. L. Underhill|
|The Canisteo Express||Addison||1850||T. Messenger|
|The Addison Journal||Addison||1851-1852||R. Denton|
|The Hornellsville Tribune||Hornellsville||15 Nov 1851-1908||1851 Edwin Hough; Hough & Kinney; Hough & Baker; E. Hough & Son; Hough & Beecher; E. H. Hough; 1869 Daniel R. Shafer; John Greenhow & Son; W. H. Greenhow|
|The Voice of the Nation||Addison||1852-1856||R. Denton, 1855 Anthony I. Underhill|
|The Addison Democrat||Addison||1853-1854||Chas. L. Philips|
|Corning Semi-Weekly Sun||Corning||1853-1854||M. M. Pomeroy & P. C. Van Gelder|
|The Temperance Gem||Bath||1854||Jennie & Caroline Rumsey|
|The Southern Tier Farmer||Corning||1854-1857||Rev. Ira Brown|
|The Steuben American||Bath||1 Jan 1856-May 1857||Anthony L. Underhill|
|The National American||Hornellsville||13 Feb 1856-Sep 1858||1856 D. C. Pruner & C. M. Harmon; 1858 Charles A. Kinney|
|The United States Farmer||Corning||Spring 1856||-|
|The Corning Democrat||Corning||Apr 1857-?||Chas. T. Huston & Frank B. Brown; 1885 F. B. Brown & Son|
|The Canisteo Valley Journal||Hornellsville||Nov 1858-Aug 1862||1858 Chas. A. Kinney; 1861 R. S. Lewis|
|Addison Advertiser||Addison||Mar 1858-1905 1917-1938||1858 Hon. Henry M. Johnson & Col. Henry Baldwin; H. M. Johnson; 1865 Johnson, H. S. Dow & W. R. Bates; 1867 Amos Roberts & H. M. Johnson; 1873 George H. Hollis; 1881 Amos Roberts; Lyman J. Seeley|
|Cohocton Journal||Cohocton||1859-1861||Wm. Waite Warner|
|The Union Advertiser||Wayland||fall 1863-?||1863 H. B. Newell; 1889 Newell Brothers|
|The Democratic Vidette||Hornellsville||28 Sep 1865-1867||1865 Burdick Bros.; Burdick & Cooper; John M. Riley & Co.; A. J. Riley & Co.; Wm. H. Baldwin|
|The Canisteo Valley Times||Hornellsville||10 Jan 1867-?||1867 Thacher & Tuttle; 1877 R. M. Tuttle; Tuttle & Brigham; Johnson Brigham, Tomer, Dolson & Jackman; Dolson & Mack; J. S. Dolson; The Times Association|
|Prattsburgh Advertiser||Prattsburgh||1867-1872||Caleb B. Hoke|
|The Saturday News||Bath||25 Apr 1868-Oct 1868||Enos W. Barnes|
|The Tri-Weekly Conservative||Bath||Aug 1868-Jan 1869||Charles Clute|
|Painted Post Times||Painted Post||1870-1878||-|
|The Economist||Hornellsville||8 Mar 1872-1873||M. A. Tuttle|
|Cohocton Herald||Cohocton||1872-1872||H. B. Newell|
|Cohocton Tribune||Cohocton||1872-1875||James C. Hewitt|
|The Prattsburgh News||Prattsburgh||12 Dec 1872-?||P. C. Howe & Sons; P. C. Howe's Sons|
|Hornellsville Herald||Hornellsville||1873-?||1873 Graham & Dawson; 1876 E. H. Hough|
|The Bath Echo||Bath||1874-1874||Clute and McCall|
|The Corning Independent||Corning||Dec 1874-1879||1874 P. S. DeWolf; 1876 Dr. A. J. Ingersoll|
|Hammondsport Herald||Urbana||1 May 1874-1928||1874 Mrs. B. Bennitt & Mrs. E. R. Fairchld; 1875 Mrs. Fairchild; 1876 Mrs. Fairchild & Mr. L. H. Brown; 1877 L. H. Brown; Lyman Seeley|
|Cohocton Valley Times||Cohocton||1875||1875 Wm. A. Carpenter; 1878 Edgar A. Higgins; 1889 S. D. Shattuck|
|The Canisteo Times||Canisteo||25 Jan 1877-1889 1892-1900, 1918-1957||1877 S. H. Jennings; 1886 F. B. Smith|
|Hornell Daily Times||Hornell||1877-86/1906-08||-|
|The Prattsburgh Argus||Prattsburg||1878||-|
|The Reveille||Hornellsville||19 Jan 1878-Feb 1878||J. Willett Smith|
|The Greenback Champion||Hornellsville||Feb 1878-1879||James D. Adams|
|The Steuben Sentinel||Woodhull||1879-?||1879 R. C. Park|
|The Invincible||Hornellsville||1879-June 1881||David Healey & Martin Battle; David Healey; 1880 John Tolan; Tolan & Osincup; Tolan Brothers|
|Hornellsville Herald||Hornell||?-1898||Edwin Hough|
|The Avoca Advance||Avoca||1879-1919||1879 W. T. Coggeshall; 1883 Martin A. Hoadly; 1884 Alvin Wood; 1887 Fred C. Dean|
|The Wayland Register||Wayland||1879-1971||Lyman J. Seeley|
|The Bath Sunday News||Bath||1881-1881||L. R. Smith and Co.|
|The Daily Independent||Hornellsville||June 1881-25 Dec 1881||Tolan Brothers; Tolan Bros. & Shattuck|
|Steuben Signal||Hornellsville||4 Apr 1883-1888||The Signal Publishing Co.|
|The Bath Plaindealer||Bath||5 May 1883||1883 A. Ellas McCall, Orson L. Drew & Wm. Black; 1885 A. E. McCall|
|Corning Daily Democrat||Corning||1884-1902||-|
|The Era||Hornellsville||1887-1888||S. H. Jennings|
|The Savona Rustler||Bath||19 May 1888||T. L. Ward|
|Canisteo Weekly Times||Canisteo||1889-1892||-|
|The Daily Press||Hornellsville||9 Mar 1889-1893||1889 Press Publishing Co.|
|The Wayland Register||Wayland||1 May 1889-?||1889 C. F. Dean|
|The Evening Chronicle||Corning||4 May 1891-?||Ed Mott|
|Canisteo Chronicle||Canisteo||1900-?||Leon Hough; Lyman J. Seeley|
|The Evening Leader and Corning Daily Democrat||Corning||1902-1917||-|
|Cohocton Valley Times and Index||Cohocton||1904-1963||-|
|Addison Semi-Weekly Advertiser||Addison||1905-07/1912-15||-|
|Addison Tri-Weekly Advertiser||Addison||1907-1912||-|
|The Evening Tribune and Hornell Daily Times||Hornell||1908-1909||-|
|Steuben Farmers' Advocate and Prattsburg News||Bath||1920-1938||-|
|The Prattsburgh Press||Prattsburg||1928||-|
|The Hammondsport Herald and Bath Plaindealer||Hammondsport||1928-1931||Lyman J. Seeley|
|The New Avoca Herald||Avoca||1933-1934||-|
|The Addison Advertiser and the Woodhull Sentinel||-||1938-1967||-|
|Keuka Grape Belt||Hammondsport||1940-1942||-|
|The Steuben Courier and the Avoca Herald||Bath||1942-1946||-|
|Steuben Advocate and the Keuka Grape Belt||Bath||1942-1958||-|
|Corning Sunday News||Corning||1955-1955||-|
|The Corning News||Corning||1955-1956||-|
|The Steuben Courier and the Steuben Advocate||Bath||1958-1968||-|
|Erwin Progress||Painted Post||1972-1973||-|
Children's Letters - Northern Christian Advocate
Mr. Editor: - I am eleven years old. I have a little canary bird. Its name is Freddy. We have got a a little dog. Its name is King. My Pa and Ma are members of the Methodist
Episcopal Church. I go to church every Sabbath. Both of my grandma's are dead. They have gone to heaven. And both of my grandpa's are livng. I love them all. My grandma
Sexton took your paper about twenty years. She died in 1875. She was sixty-four years old. I have a brother. He is thirteen years old. His name is Lee. Now Mr. Editor, if
you will print this you may hear from me again. From your friend,
CLARA EDITH SEXTON.
Northern Christian Advocate (Syracuse, NY) Thursday, May 12, 1881; pg. 6.
GREENWOOD, N.Y., July 17, 1882.
DEAR MR. EDITOR:-I thought I would write one more letter to the ADVOCATE. I thought perhaps you would print this one if I made no mistakes. I am not used to writing letters but I want to see one letter from here. I shall be 11 years old next November. I have two little brothers but no pets only dolly and I am getting too large to play with that much. Our day-school is out for vacation and I mean to have a good time picking berries and playing with my schoolmates. I go to Sunday school every Sunday. Our minister's name is E. G. W. Hall, we like him very much, he is so pleasant and kind to us little folks. It rained here the Fourth so that we did not enjoy the day much, but the Saturday night after we had quite a nice display of fireworks. I guess my letter is getting too long so I will stop writing for this time.
Your little friend,
Northern Christian Advocate (Syracuse, NY) Thursday, July 27, 1882; pg. 6.
BATH, Steuben Co., N.Y., Dec. 31, 1882
DEAR MR. EDITOR: - This is my first letter. As I cannot write, I will have mamma write for me. I got a large wax doll with hair and blue eyes, Christmas. I have a
little kitten and a dog, and his name is Shep. I go to Sabbath school and learn a verse. I go to day school. The school-house is near our house. The teacher boards here,
her name is Miss Thomas, I like her very much. I am going to spend New Year's at Grandpa Crow's with papa and mamma. I like to have mamma read the letters in the NORTHERN
to me, as I cannot read good enough. I am six years old. Please print this if you do not think it is too long. From your little friend,
Northern Christian Advocate (Syracuse, NY) Thursday, January 11, 1883; pg. 6.
PRATTSBURGH, Steuben Co., N.Y., Jan. 9, 1893.
DEAR MR. EDITOR: - I have been going to write to you for a long time. I go to day and Sunday schools. My Aunt Mary said: "I want you to write a letter to the editor and cut it out and send it to me." Aunt Mary and Uncle James visited us last Fall. I enjoyed it very much and after they went away it was very lonesome. I had quite a merry Christmas and a happy New Year, although they were not here. Aunt Mary gave me a very nice present of a Bible. They live in Wisconsin. I guess I will have to close this letter.
EDNA SHULTS, (10 years)
Northern Christian Advocate (Syracuse, NY) Thursday, January 25, 1883; pg. 6.
Prattsburg, Steuben Co., N.Y.
Dear Mr. Editor: - My papa reads to me all the children's letters. I think the Northern is the best paper my Father takes although he takes many others.
RALPH J. VAN TUYL
Northern Christian Advocate (Syracuse, NY) Thursday, February 22, 1883; pg. 6.
CAMPBELL, STEUBEN Co., N.Y.
DEAR MR. EDITOR: - I have not seen any letters from this place so I thought I would write one. The school house was burned but now we have a new one built. School will
commence the 1st of September. Papa has taken the ADVOCATE ever since I can remember. I have pieced two bed quilts and got fifty blocks towards another. I got one sister
and two brothers. My letter is getting pretty long so I will close. Please print this for I want to surprise Papa.
From your little friend,
NELLIE HAMILTON, (9 years.)
Those "two bed quilts" are good evidene of Nellie's industry. And her interest for the new school house is suggestive of her intention to improver her opportunities
to study. Now we doubt not that the piecing of the quilts is very nicely done; she would not allow a single misplaced piece to remain; not even an awkward stitch would she
permit. So, too, is her letter nicely written, but that word "got" is a piece in the wrong place; have would be much better. And like most American boys and girls she needs
to be cautioned against the too frequent use of that instrusive, ugly little "got." It is a good word when rightly used, but it makes itself too familiar with us Americans.
Study when to use it and when to avoid it. Nellie will let us hear from her again sometime. - EDITOR.
Northern Christian Advocate (Syracuse, NY) Thursday, August 2, 1883; pg. 6
JASPER, N.Y. JUNE 8, 1895.
DEAR EDITOR: - I have two brothers and one sister, their names are Frank, John and Jennie. Frank has a goat and a little dog. John has a little kitten, and Jennie has a larger kitten. I do not go to school now, for it has been out two weeks. I think I had better stop now. Yours truly, RAY WOOTTOM. (Aged ten years).
Northern Christian Advocate (Syracuse, NY) Wednesday, June 19, 1895; pg. 7.
JASPER, N.Y., Jan. 24, 1896.
DEAR DR. SAWYER: - I thought I would write a letter to the NORTHERN. I have written two before this. My father takes the NORTHERN and I like it very much. My papa is the pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church in this town. The young people of this place have an Epworth League of Christian Endeavor, of which I am a member. The people of this town
have been holding union meetings for the past three weeks. There are three churches in this place, Baptist, Presbyterian and Methodist. Last night the service was in the Presbyterian church, to-night it will be in the Baptist. I have attended services with the exception of three or four nights. I have three brothers and one sister. One of my brothers came since I wrote to you last, he came on the 13th of July, 1895. His name is Charles Wesley. He is a beautiful baby. I guess I will close now.
Yours respectfully, RAY H. WOOTON.
Northern Christian Advocate (Syracuse, NY) Wednesday, February 12, 1896; pg. 7.
HISTORICAL GAZETTEER OF STEUBEN COUNTY, NEW YORK,
Compiled by Millard F.Roberts, 1891:
History of the Press of Western New York By Frederick Follett, Rochester, N.Y. Printers' Festival, 1846
This County seems to be the first in which an attempt
was made to establish a Newspaper Press
York. In 1796, WILLIAM
and JAMES EDIE, commenced at
the publication of a
In 1816 or '17, DAVID RUMSEY commenced, at Bath, the publication of the "Bath Gazette."
About the same time, BENJAMIN SMEAD started a paper called the "Steuben Patriot," to which was soon after appended, "and Allegany," making the amended title read, " Steuben & Allegany Patriot."
In the fall of 1819, ERASTUS SHEPARD commenced the publication of the "Western Republican," and continued it until 1822, when the materials went back to Elmira, and the publisher to an eight years' foremanship in the office of JAKES BOGART, at Geneva.
CHARLES WILLIAMSON, if I mistake not, is considered as the founder of Bath. He was the agent of some foreign land-owners in Western New- York, which was the means, no doubt, of imparting to him, and to his acts, an influence far greater than was possessed by others. His imagination, I am told, did not stop at the founding of a Village, but soared in the prospective, to the developement of the resources of a City. For this purpose, a race course was laid out, a Press was established, and various things were done, which were deemed essential by him to mark the founding of a magnificent city — at least in the imagination! The great power and influence of the "Patroon of the West," as Mr. Williamson was sometimes called, did not save the "Gazette & Advertiser " from a fate too common among similar establishments of a later day. How long it managed to keep up an existence — what became of its materials or its publishers, are questions entirely out of my power to answer.
BENJAMIN SMEAD relinquished the business to two of his sons in 1824 or '25, and the paper haa since been published under the title ol the " Farmer's Advocate."
DAVID RUMSEY, who made the attempt in 1816 or '17, to revive the old Gazette, was from Salem, Washington county. The attempt seems not to have been a successful one, as the paper was continued only about a year, when the materials were disposed of to Mr. Cowdery, who took them to "Olean Point."
Thus have I been compelled to turn off " Old Steuben," with a mere skeleton picture of what her Press is, and has been. This is no fault of mine, neither is it the fault of the Committee who originally had this matter in charge. It is the more to be regretted, as Steuben was the first county in which an attempt was made in Western New York to establish a Newspaper Press. — The Printers of that county have been desired to furnish the data upon which a more full and perfect sketch of its rise and progress could have been traced. They have failed to do it, and with them reals the fault.
Gazetteer of the State of New York:
Embracing a Comprehensive View of the Geography, Geology,
And General History of
and a Complete History
Description of Every County,
With Full Tables Of Statistics. By J. H. French.
N.Y.: Published By R.
The Bath Gazette and Genesee Advertiser, the
first paper published in Western New
by Wm. Kersey
and James Eddie in 1796, and was
continued several years. In 6 months from its
its circulation had
reached 1000 copies. Page 621
The Steuben and Allegany Patriot was started at Bath in 1815 by Benj. Smead, and was continued until 1822. It was then changed to
The Farmers' Advocate and Steuben Advertiser. In 1849 it passed into the hands of William C. Rhoades, and in 1857 into those of P. S. Donahe, by whom it is now published as
The Steuben Farmers' Advocate.
The Farmers' Gazette was commenced at Bath in 1816 by David Rumsey.
The Steuben Messenger was started at Bath, April 17, 1828, by David Rumsey, and was published by him, Saml. M. Eddie, Wm. P. Agnel, and Chas. Adams successively until 1834, when its name was changed to
The Constitutionalist, and its publication was continued successively by R. L. Underhill, Whitmore & Van Valkenburgh, and Dowe & Richards, and by the last named firm as
The Steuben Democrat, until 1844. The paper was then suspended. In 1848 it was renewed by L. J. Beach, and in 1849 it was transferred to Geo. H. Bidewell, by whom the publication was continued until 1852.
The Steuben Whig was published at Bath during the political campaign of 1828, by William M. Swain.
The Steuben Courier was established at Bath in 1843 by Hull & Whittemore. It is now published by H. H. Hull.
The Temperance Gem was published at Bath in 1854, by Jenny and Caroline Rumsey.
The Addison Record was published in Addison by Isaac D. Booth from 1840 to 1842, and in 1849 by Dryden & Peck.
The Addison Advocate was published by H. D. Dyer in 1848-49.
The Voice of the Nation was commenced at Addison by R. Benton in 1852. In 1855 the paper passed to Anthony I. Underhill, by whom it was published until 1856, when it was removed to Bath and its name changed to
The Steuben American, and its publication continued until May, 1857.
The Canisteo Express was published at Addison in 1850 by T. Messenger.
The Addison Journal was started in 1851 by R. Denton, and was removed to Allegany co. in 1852.
| "ANOTHER LUMINARY EXTINGUISHED" - The Steuben Messenger, a pestilence print, published at Bath, expired last week. Verily, the "signs" tell of "war, pestilence|
and famine," among the anties. - [Penn Yan Democrat.
The Albany Argus (Albany, NY) April 20, 1832; pg. 1.
The Bath Farmers' Advocate, an inflexible and well conducted democratic paper, entered its 18th year, on the 16th inst., and the 25th since its present editor
established the Steuben Patriot. "As the journal under the change of titles (says the publisher of the Advocate) has been wholly or partially conducted by its founder
up to this day, and always strictly and zealously devoted to the dissemination of the same principles, we deem it a duty to ourselves and out supporters, to claim for
it the Age to which it is justly entitled - and shall therefore denominate our next sheet, No. 1 of Volume 25. This claim is made to gratify the honorable pride of an
aged typographical laborer of forty-two years in the cause of Democracy; and we feel sure that our contemporaries in the same holy work in Western New-York, will cheerfully
concede to us the honor of long service and (referring to our county canvass for 24 years) a plain-speaking proof of efficiency not often surpassed in other counties."
Allusion is here made to the venerable BENJ. SMEAD, a veteran in the ranks of the democracy as he is in the editorial corps. The compliment is due not less to him
than to the uniform course of the County in which he has been so long a laborer. STEUBEN has no superiors in her devotion to the principles and measures of the Democratic
Party. The publisher relinquishes all thoughts of suspending the paper, under increased expenditures and "the shock of the times," but promises its continuance, we are
glad to see, with renewed vigor. "Our friends (he says) urge its continuance - our creditors are merciful - our subscriptions have been nearly doubled - Steuben
Democracy promises to sustain us - together with the certainty of redeeming the state in another campaign - all induce us to go on, and prosecute the work with new
vigor and better hopes."
The Albany Argus (Albany, NY) December 25, 1840; pg. 2.
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