The Tribune was the official Liberal Party newspaper founded by Franklin Thomasson
MP in 1906 as a bold but disastrous experiment in newspaper production. It was a penny newspaper
of a solid but serious nature. Thomasson gathered about him for the purpose one of the most distinguished staffs in the history of journalism, and the amount of money involved was enormous. But the venture failed and the Tribune
ceased its short career in 1908. It was a glorious failure. Readers of Sir Philip Gibbs
' novel "The Street of Adventure" will find the enterprise fully described in it.