On the 6th of September, 1880, the St. Louis Tribune was established. Its proprietors were William Kaufmann, of the Anzeiger...Emil Paetow, assistant editor, of the same paper, and Otto Hilpert, traveling agent of the Westliche Post. Hilpert was selected as business manager...
The first editor was Ferdinand Harrsler, previously the local editor of Amerika, but Fritz Gloganer succeeded him in March, 1881...The newspaper met with success from the beginning, and has now a large daily circulation, including Sunday. In politics it is independent, favoring, however, the Republican party on national questions, and advocating political, judicial, and economical reforms.
(From the History of St. Louis City and County by John Thomas Scharf, 1883).
Hilpert, Pactow & Company, publisher. "The only German daily evening paper with Sunday morning edition in Missouri."
Var: St. Louis Tribuene, Wochentliche St. Louis, Tribune.