Ubiquitous Sacramento, Vol 1-11, 13-18; February 28, 1858 to June 20, 1858. In box.
The Ubiquitous. [Sacramento] Edward "Ned" McGowan, Editor. Each issue four pages. 17 x 11 1/4 in. Issues: Vol.1, No.2, February 28, 1858, Nos.3-11, Nos.13-18, June 20, 1858. Condition: Most of the issues are in excellent condition. Some do show browning and foxing and wear along the left edge indicating that they were bound at one time. The newspaper is housed in a protective black half leather over blue cloth boards clamshell case. The backstrip is worn. Reference: Kemble, Edward C. A History of California Newspapers 1846-1858, p. 164.
Not surprisingly, The Ubiquitous continued the thrust of the Phoenix with much pejorative news about the "Stranglers" or members of the 1856 San Francisco Vigilance Committee that wanted to hang McGowan for his role in the murder of James King of William. Issued on Sundays, his paper emerged as a four page gossip column designed to promote his book, Narrative of Edward McGowan and besmirch his accusers. With the February 28 issue, the editor began a "Portrait Gallery of the Stranglers" with an engraved likeness of his editorial targets. The first to be profiled was Isaac Bluxome, Jr. with McGowan writing he "keeps two mistresses and is at the same time courting a fine young lady." The last issue in the McClatchy collection is "McGowan's Portrait of the Stranglers!" with short, nasty profiles of each. McGowan did include other news that was usually related to crime and an occasional announcement of a theatrical performance. Copies of The Ubiquitous are exceedingly rare.
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