Years in print:
In 1884 Dickison Brugman purchased The St. Louis Dramatic Critic, dropped the word "Dramatic" from its title, and changed it into a general local and sporting paper. Later on it became the property of William Frudeneau and devoted more space to local politics, municipal affairs and family literature. It was Democratic in its party affiliations. It suspended in 1897.
From the Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri by Alexander N. De Menil, 1901).