On January 19, 1893, the Salt Lake Beobachter, a Salt Lake City newspaper, asked if Davis County had had an earthquake or if the editor of the Clipper was celebrating New Years. John Stahle, editor of the Clipper, responded in his paper, "In looking over the number alluded to by the Beobachterman, I find the ads are alright except the cradle ad, which is upside down, thereby spilling the baby. I will just say that we have had no earthquakes or no drunken editors in this locality. I would ask the Beobachterman not to be too severe with me, as I do not think bachelors are expected to know all about babies." John Stahle's grandson, R. Gail Stahle, continues as the Clipper's publisher today.
We extend our thanks to the Clipper Publishing Company and the Davis County Library for their generous donations and the loan of the original newspapers for scanning.