Sunday, November 18, 2012
Looking Back: The Manassas Journal
December 18, 1869 – Alexandria Gazette
Mr. Whiting, late of the Manassas Gazette, proposes shortly establishing a newspaper to be called the Prince William Advocate at Brentsville, Prince William county.
June 20, 1874 – Alexandria Gazette
THE MANASSAS GAZETTE. Judge Charles E. Sinclair has assumed the editorship of the Manassas Gazette, Mr. D. W. Whiting publisher. Judge S. in his salutatory says: -- "In all respects our editorial conduct will be independent. We shall be 'devoted to no clique and bound to no master.' In discussing freely public men and measures, we shall always try to bear in mind that others are entitled to the same freedom of opinion we claim for ourselves, and with charity for all, and malice towards none, we hope to pursue the even tenor of our way in pleasant and mutually profitable relations with all who take an interest in the success of the Gazette." The Gazette is an excellent paper, and we wish it and its new editor abundant success.
July 13, 1896 – The Baltimore Sun
The Manassas Gazette has been purchased from Mr. T. H. Lion by Mr. W. H. W. Moran, of the Manassas Journal, and the two papers will be consolidated.
May 30, 1905 – Richmond Times Dispatch
The Manassas Journal has just entered upon its eleventh year, and its circulation is now larger than ever before. That is good. The greater the circulation of a newspaper like the Journal the better it will be for popular education.
January 29, 1926 – Richmond Times Dispatch
MANASSAS JOURNAL UNDER NEW OWNER. [Special to the Times-Dispatch.] DANVILLE, VA. Jan. 28.—H. Burns Trundle, for more than twenty years business manager of the Evening bee and the Register, has purchased the Manassas Journal, a weekly newspaper, also a printer, and will assume active control of it on February 1. Mr. Trundle left Danville yesterday evening to take charge of the property, in the conduct of which he will be assisted by his two sons. Mr. Trundle in 1889 was associated with Colonel Al Fairbrother as part owner of the Bee and, when it was sold to the late R. A. James, became business manager. When Mr. James acquired the Register he became business manager of that publication also, having carried the joint responsibility since 1903.
July 4, 1945 – Richmond Times Dispatch
Manassas Paper is Purchased by New Company. Purchase of the Manassas Journal in Manassas, Prince William County, by the Prince William Publishing Company, Inc., of which John Galleher, Richmond attorney, is president, was disclosed yesterday with the new company by the State Corporation Commission. The Manassas Journal has been operated during the past few years by Mrs. Georgia E. Lamb, widow of W. H. Lamb, who was editor and publisher for a number of years. A weekly, it was established in 1884 and is listed as having a circulation of approximately 1,800. The new publishing company, authorized not only to publish the newspaper but to do printing and bookbinding as well, is limited to maximum capital stock of $25,000. Minimum stock is $12,000 and par value $100 per share. Real estate holdings are not to exceed 25 acres. C. A. Sinclair, of Manassas, is vice-president, and W. Hill Brown, Jr., Manassas, secretary, and they, with Galleher, are directors. Brown also acts as attorney for the corporation.
May 18, 1946 – Richmond Times Dispatch
WANTED, at once, good job ad man, $40 per week, 44 hours. Must be sober, Apply Manassas Journal, Manassas, Virginia.