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SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI, AND SURROUNDINGS • 1889


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(previous page) editions, and is one of the most candid, able and influential Republican journals in Missouri.

The Leader, published by Kennedy & Chambers, and edited by Col. Dan. C. Kennedy, is a staunch Democratic journal of marked ability and influence, with daily evening and weekly issues, and has high rank among the Democratic papers of the State.

The Herald, edited and published by H. W. Cockerill, issues morning daily, weekly and Sunday editions, and is an enterprising independent journal of acknowledged enterprise and ability.

The Springfield Express, a well conducted and sterling Democratic weekly, is edited and published by Col. Jno. G. Newbill.

The New Crusade, a spirited and enterprising Union Labor organ, is owned and controlled by Fred F. Mayfield.

The Real Estate Journal, issued weekly by the Journal Publishing Co., is a new and worthy candidate for journalistic honors, and is doing capital work in its chosen field. Springfield is A WELL GOVERNED CITY. Honesty, fidelity and economy have characterized the administration of municipal affairs during all the later years of its remarkable growth, and to-day,with 35,000 population, and a total assessed valuation of $4,819,253, which only represents about one-fifth of the real wealth of the city, its entire bonded indebtedness is only $57,000, against which there is now in the city treasury a surplus of nearly $20,000, and the rate of taxation (next page)

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