Albuquerque Evening Citizen, New Mexico

The Evening Citizen of Albuquerque was established in 1885 by Charles L. Hubbs. In the fall of 1886 it was purchased by Thomas Hughes, who was its proprietor and editor until William. T. McCreight purchased half interest in 1888 and became its business manager and city editor.

Before this McCreight was telegraph and city editor, besides foreman and typesetter, on both the Morning Journal and Daily Democrat. He was for many years the acknowledged fastest and cleanest typesetter in the Rocky mountains regions, and in several typesetting contests in the early days of Albuquerque, with swifts who showed up, he frequently made an average of from 2,000 to 2,400 ems of brevier per hour, fat barred, in a race of from eight to nine hours' composition, and was never defeated.

The Evening Citizen was conducted by Hughes and McCreight until April 1, 1905, and on account of the serious illness of Mr. Hughes it was sold to a company, of which W. S. Strickler, vice president and cashier of the Bank of Commerce, is the president, W. T. McCreight being retained as its business manager and city editor.

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

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