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The Evening Item was a daily newspaper published by the Wright Brothers' Company, Item Publishing Co. This paper, published from April 1890 through July 1890, focused on world and local events. This Saturday edition of The Evening Item was published in two separate parts, but those parts have been combined here for ease of reading. The front page of this issue features stories about the Western Union telegraph building in New York catching fire, news of a discovery of a highly flammable liquid, "Diamond B," in the remnants of Tioga steamship explosion, a shootout in Tuscumbia, Alabama over gossip about a local judge, and more. On the fifth page there is an article detailing how the United States Life Saving Service watches for and aids ships in distress. On the twelfth page there is a short article about the "Dangers of Dirty Finger-Nails" detailing the different kinds of bacteria that are frequently found under dirty finger-nails. This Saturday edition of The Evening Item was published in two separate parts, but those parts have been combined here for ease of reading. Also included in this two part issue are short stories, anecdotes, fashion news, local and regional news, advertisements and more.
Wright Brothers Newspapers
The Evening Item
Newspapers; Journalism; Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912; Wright, Orville, 1871-1948; Dayton (Ohio); Steamships; Accidents; Explosions; Western Union Telegraph Company; Wright Brothers Newspapers
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