From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
Clyde C. Newkirk aka Newton "Newt" Newkirk (29 august 1870 - 15 may 1938) was an American humorist. He produced the Bingville Bugle comic strip and several humorous books. Newkirk was hired by the Boston Post in 1901. His Bingville Bugle comic strip inspired Bing Crosby's firstname after it was his nickname as a child.