Years in print:
The Universe, I.E. Diekenga, editor and proprietor, made its appearance in the latter part of 1882, and was discontinued in June, 1885. It contained thirty-two to forty pages of "popular" literature, original and selected, and illustrated with ordinary woodcuts. The architectural department was under charge of J.B. Legg.
(From the Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri by Alexander N. De Menil, 1901).
"The standard literary journal of the West. A monthly magazine of refined and valuable literature, beautifully illustrated." Universe Publishing Co.