*** Source: History and Business Directory of Humboldt County, Lillie E. Hamm, November 1890, Eureka, Cal. *** ---page 181--- [ad] Photograph and Autograph Albums at J. E. Mathews [ad] HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES 181 THE "HUMBOLDT MAIL" The Humboldt Mail was first published by W. G. Bonner. About August 1, 1890, a daily was issued by the "Humboldt Mail Publishing Co." On November, 16, 1890, the Daily Mail died a natural death, with no excuse for its brief existence. The Weekly Mail is a newsy and ably edited journal enjoying a liberal patronage. THE "HOME JOURNAL" The Home Journal, Wm. M. Michel, editor and proprietor. This paper is published in one of the finest farming districts in the county. Hydesville is a beautiful town with an enlightened community. These people demand a newsy and wide-awake journal. The Home Journal merits patronage--it has a good circulation and makes a splendid advertising medium. THE "EEL RIVER VALLEY ADVANCE" Published every Thursday at Fortuna, Leon F. Stinson, editor and proprietor. This publication takes rank with the best journals issued in any interior town. The Eel River Valley Advance is interesting from beginning to end, from top to the bottom. It is ably, edited and well patronized. In fact this journal holds a leading position. THE "BLUE LAKE ADVOCATE" The Blue Lake Advocate is owned by Mr. C. Chartin. Mr. J. W. Travers is editor and manager. Since Mr. Travers has assumed the management the style and spirit of the Blue Lake Advocate is progressive and fearless. THE "ARCATA UNION" An able and fearless journal, Wiley & Borg, editors and proprietors. Mr. Wiley in company with Walter Van Dyke bought the Times in 1855. In 1857 he bought out Mr. Van Dyke, and moved the paper from Arcata to Eureka in 1858. In 1865 Mr. Wiley bought one-fourth interest in the San Francisco Call but sold his interest in the Call in 1866 and returned to Humboldt. He afterwards started the Weekly Telephone, which was merged into the Times and called the Times-Telephone. Mr. Wiley is the pioneer journalist of Humboldt. He keenly appreciates the wants of the people, ever on the alert to bring about the needed changes that progressive enterprise requires. THE "WESTERN WATCHMAN" The Western Watchman, a weekly journal, published at Eureka, W. Ayres & Son, editors and publishers. A journal of considerable ability, claiming perfect independence, and warmly espousing the temperance cause. [ad] Gibbard & Lever CARRY A COMPLETE LINE OF Undertakerís Supplies Third and H Sts, Pioneer Bdg, Eureka [ad] ---end---