Discovering his friend, Edwin Sines, had a small printing press and a general interest in printing, Orville Wright and Edwin Sines created a small printing business called Sines and Wright. Sines and Wright took on a variety of small jobs, printing in a variety of formats. One of their first printing projects was to create The Midget, a school newspaper, published in April of 1886, and created for their Intermediate School classmates. In their first issue they planned to “furnish our readers with all the latest news; especially school news.” There were plans for a second issue containing a story on a lecture by Miss Jennings on “The Inherent Wickedness of School Children,” but it was never published. Bishop Milton Wright, upon discovering that the third page of the first issue only contained the Sines and Wright name printed twice, suspended printing of the paper.
Sines and Wright
The Midget was a newspaper published by Edwin Sines and Orville Wright of Sines and Wright. The first and only issue was published in April of 1886. The inaugural issue contained information regarding W.B. Jordan's trip to Middletown via train, a farmer witnessing two martins attacking a screech-owl, a railroad strike, and more.