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He was shot during the engagement. ” After a fierce attack 32â•‡ An Irish-American Odyssey by the US Navy on Spanish vessels, Hearst spotted some Spanish survivors on a beach and embarked with members of his crew to capture them. These “poor Spanish sailormenâ•›—â•›battered and bruised, half clothed, half drowned, half starvedâ•›—â•›were only too happy to be taken prisoners,” he later recalled. 22 Seeing the Cuban conflict as an opportunity to further his own career, James O’Shaughnessy decided to follow many other journalists to Cuba.
He would have to rely on my guidance. ” It emerged that a noted subeditor named Fred W. Lawrence, who was a brother of the Chicago American’s publisher, “Long Green Andy” Lawrence, had panicked in the face of a story from a local press association about a Catholic priest eloping with the wife of a Chicago gambler and gangster. Lawrence called Hearst personally and reminded him of their days together in California at the San Francisco Examiner when that newspaper had incurred the wrath of a group of Roman Catholic leaders.
In 1886 the Chicago Times reported that, “St. ”43 A regular overnight train service connected St. Joseph and Chicago. Missouri Settlersâ•‡17 Further Education in Missouri The college that the De La Salle Brothers had founded at St. Joseph was from 1886 housed in an imposing, new, four-story brick building. ” The college had a good reputation for its teaching of penmanship, and in a St. ” He subsequently attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Kansas City, Missouri, and worked for newspapers there and in Pueblo, Colorado, before moving to Chicago.
An Irish-American Odyssey: The Remarkable Rise of the O'Shaughnessy Brothers by Colum Kenny