e same size and form, a decided improvement over the old.
In 1905, the business management of the Mercury became that of the Medford Publishing Company, Capt. Henry W. Pitman (who succeeded Mr. Stetson)continuing as editor, with Mrs. Frances French as assistant.
In 1905 Medford celebrated the two hundred and seventy-fifth anhment by Mr. Lawrence, and not from that of the Chronicle of 1872, whose interest and good will it had acquired by purchase.
William Preble Jones succeeded Captain Pitman in the editorial sanctum, until the sale of the paper to Claude David in 1912. Mrs. David was his associate editor, but neither succeeded in revolutionizing Mhe same size as the Mercury and Messenger. Its heading was ornamented with a cut of a ship ready for launching, and bore the legend, News, Arts and Sciences.
Captain Pitman was with it at its inception, but for some cause or other soon left it to the management and editing of Herbert A. Weitz.
Its first issue was on April 15, 19