column) weekly newspaper was edited in 1894-1895 by Randolph Ballard and managed by W. A. Keel. Ballard, born about 1854, was half Cherokee. 1
Besides local news, Ballard published news relating to Cherokee national affairs: e.g., the work of the Dawes Commission, the Cherokee Strip, Cherokee education, national politics, and the U.S. court at Muskogee. There were also articles on outlawry, violent crimes, and Indian affairs in general. Ballard occasionally published articles by Cherokee writers and printed letters to the editor from native correspondents. In 1894, Ballard printed regular columns titled "The Territory in Brief" and "Oklahoma Notes."
The Afton News apparently ceased publication in 1895.
Bibliography: Carolyn Thomas Foreman, Oklahoma Imprints, 1835-1907 ( Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1936)
Index Sources: None
Location Sources: Gregory
Title and Title Changes: The Afton News ( 1892- 1895)
Volume and Issue Data: The Afton News (Vol. 2, No. 42, July 20, 1894-Vol. 3, No. 30, April 26, 1895)
Publisher and Place of Publication: Afton Printing Company, Afton, Cherokee Nation ( 1892-1895)
Editor: Randolph Ballard ( 1894- 1895)
The Alaska Fisherman began publication at Ketchikan in April, 1923. The three-column, sixteen-page monthly was edited and published by William L. Paul , the secretary of and attorney for the Alaska Native Brotherhood (ANB).
Paul was from a well-known Tlingit family. His mother, Matilda, was born in Victoria, British Columbia, the daughter of a man named Kinnon, who had worked for the Hudson's Bay Company. His father had drowned in 1886, after which Mrs. Paul moved to Sitka, where she worked for the Presbyterian mission. She sent her three sons to Carlisle Indian Industrial School: Kendall in 1894, William in 1899, and Louis in 1903. William returned to Alaska and became a fisherman and logger and then entered college at Tacoma, Washington, in 1905, graduating in 1909. Then he attended the Presbyterian Theological Seminary at San Anselmo, California, for a year before going to work in the retail and insurance business.