Deming Graphic, New Mexico

The Deming Graphic, a weekly Republican paper, succeeded the Herald, which was founded by P. J. Bennett in 1900. N. S. Rose bought the Herald subscription list and started the Graphic in March, 1902. October 1, 1904, he sold to the present proprietor. A. L. Sangre. P. J. Bennett published the Hillsboro Advocate before coming to Deming.

A. L. Sangre, editor of the Graphic at Deming, came to New Mexico in 1882 from Chicago. Pie was a native of Ohio, born September 15, 1840, and became connected with newspaper work as a writer on the Chicago Journal in 1858. His war record connects him with the Sixth Missouri Regiment. He was a recruiting officer for Fremont's body guard and was stationed at Benton barracks. Later he was with Grant at Donelson and Pittsburg Landing and participated in the campaigns in Tennessee and Mississippi. The first year, however, he was engaged in bushwhacker fighting in Missouri.

After the war Mr. Sangre traveled throughout the west for the benefit of his health, and came first to New Mexico in 1882. He afterward went to California in 1885 and devoted his time between that state and New Mexico until 1888. Subsequently he spent most of his time in California until 1897. He has resided continuously, however, in the Territory since 1900 and has been correspondent for many papers in the west. In 1904 he became editor of the Graphic, which he now manages and publishes, making it one of the leading papers of this part of the Territory. In addition to his newspaper plant he owns some mining claims. Mr. Sangre voted for Fremont when only sixteen years of age and has since supported each presidential nominee of the Republican Party, but is not active in official life.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, VolumeI, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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