The Connecticut Citizen
LCCN: sn94053145, The Connecticut Citizen (Ridgefield, Conn.), 1892-189?
On October 8, 1892, in an editorial entitled “Our Object,” the publisher of Ridgefield’s the Connecticut Citizen said, “with this first issue the weekly begins its battle on behalf of the farmers, mechanics, and laboring classes of Western Connecticut in favor of lower tariff taxation, purer politics and just state representation.” Arguing that “[t]he farmers are finding it harder than ever to make a living and the mechanics are no better off. . .,” the Citizen urged a vote for the Democratic Party ticket of Grover Cleveland for President of the United States and Luzon B. Morris for governor of the state of Connecticut. The editor also promised to publish the correspondence of “all thinking men” and said it would remain positive about the possibility of recruiting the younger men of the Republican Party who are still “open to conviction.” Ridgefield residents could buy a single copy of the Citizen for 2 cents and an annual subscription for $1. The Connecticut Citizen ceased publication before the end of the century.