Thursday, Sept. 13, 1888
OMAHA, NEB. SEPT. 8, 1888.
ED. JOURNAL, -- Through the kindness of your fellow townsman -- Mr. Fred Bunker -- I am enabled to receive the “OMRO JOURNAL”, which has been regularly received for the past three weeks. It has a world of significance to me as I was born in your town and raised there until twelve years of age, my mother having lived in Omro when it was nothing more than an Indian trading post and resided there the first six months without seeing a white woman. I remember when in 1859 I attended with my parents the “1848 Club”, which met near where the south end of the old float bridge touched the south side of the Fox River, at which time Louisa Scott was given a prize as being the first white child born in Omro. I left Omro in 1861 and have not been back since, -- but hope to in the near future, when I shall endeavor to make the acquaintance of the OMRO JOURNAL.
Permit me to say in passing, that I notice your Omro merchants do not patronize their home paper as they ought in the way of advertisements, and I send you in this mail a copy of the Omaha Daily Bee, to which their attention might be invited with profit, I think. A copy of to-morrow’s paper will also follow, just to show you how Omaha merchants advertise. Of course the two O’s cannot be compared one with the other as to size, etc. but I am a firm believer in patronizing home in situations.
The Omaha Exposition Association has just passed through one of the most successful “Fairs” ever held here, at least 30,000 strangers being present on each of their two best days.
Of course you are aware that Omaha imported your Oshkosh Base Ball Club, and I will say right here that Omaha people are proud of them, even though they do lose an occasional game.
J. NELSON STEWART,
G. S. Clerk, U. S. A.
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