Blue Valley Telegraph
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We present to our readers this week the Blue Valley Telegraph with a different, and we think suitable, selection of reading matter of a later date than is usually found in its columns....
We have this week received Vol. 1, No. 1, of a new daily paper published at Leavenworth and called the Daily Public Press. Dr. H. B. Horr is the editor, and F. J. Wendell, who was once connected with the Atchison Champion, is the business manager. The politics of the paper is Republican.
The first number of the Bugle, edited by O. M. Osbon, Greenleaf, is a spicy little sheet and promises well for a beginning.
The excursion, grand demonstration at Waterville -- A pleasant surprise awaited the editorial excursionists last week while on their way from Atchison to Concordia....Just as the train reached the depot, they were saluted by a discharge from the cannon, and as they stepped on the platform the cornet band started up an air, and all the bells in the city commenced ringing....After a hearty repast at the Lick House, the party returned to the depot and boarded the train, cheered by the sound of the cannon, and the music of the cornet band. The engine moved a few paces west and Gov. Anthony came out on the rear platform and...delivered a short and appropriate address, thanking the citizens of Waterville....Ex-Senator Pomeroy, Frank A. Root, with many prominent citizens and officials whose names we cannot now recall, were on board.
We were happy to make the acquaintance of Frank Root, one of the excursionists and at present the genial editor of the North Topeka Times. He was the founder of the Telegraph in this place....
Editorial convention -- There is an occasional green streak in the life of every editor; one of those streaks occurred the other day. We went to the editorial convention at Atchison and long will the memory of its pleasures cling around us....Atchison is one of the early towns and in the field of journalism has long occupied a prominent position.... -- Clifton Journal.
We have just received from the Kansas publishing house, Geo. W. Martin, Topeka, a neatly gotten up and a well-bound volume entitled "A Kansan Abroad" by Noble Prentis. It contains a series of letters written to the Topeka Commonwealth last summer and fall while the author was sojourning in Europe, and also the sketch "Pike of Pike's Peak," a lecture delivered at Topeka, Feb. 19 of last year....
We are placed under many obligations to Dr. Boyakin for the very flattering compliment paid us in the following, which we extract from his history of the press of Marshall County published in last week's issue of the News....
In 1873 or '74, we find Mr. Campbell as editor and publisher of the Telegraph. Mr. Campbell was a practical printer and good writer, and labored hard and faithfully for the best interest of the county, and Waterville particularly. In 1876, Campbell sold out to others, and W. H. Smallwood became the leading spirit of the Telegraph. Mr. Smallwood was thoroughly competent to succeed in journalism, had he given that business his undivided attention and sympathies....But his leading proclivities are to the arena of politics. A practical printer, he entered the Union army and made a brilliant record during the War of the Rebellion, for which the people rewarded him in the office of secretary of state. The glitter of office and the excitements incidental to obtaining it seemed to have been more congenial to his nature than the problem of a printing office....He gave up the Telegraph, went to Washington, receiving an appointment in the Land Office department, is now in Vancouver, Washington Territory....The Blue Valley Telegraph then passed into the hands of J. I. Reece & Co., under whose auspices it has ever since been published. Nearly the end of the ninth volume now, it is the senior paper in the county....The Telegraph is edited with more vigor at the present time than ever before....Its politics nominally are Democratic, but eminently sensible and conservative....
George W. Martin, the present incumbent; F. P. Baker of the Commonwealth, S. Dodsworth of Leavenworth, and J. E. Rastal of the Burlingame Chronicle are among the candidates for state printer.
Noble L. Prentis, the raciest, wittiest and most popular lecturer of the West, will deliver his lecture, "A Kansan Abroad, or Impressions of England, Ireland and Scotland," in the Presbyterian church, Blue Rapids, on Monday evening Dec. 16th. The lecture will be delivered under the auspices of the Blue Rapids Library Association.
It is an open secret among newspaper men that F. P. Baker of the Topeka Commonwealth has been on the watch for the last two years to catch Dr. Mumford of the Kansas City Times in Kansas, to serve papers on him in a libel suit. Mumford ventured over in Wyandotte one day last week and was gobbled. He gave bail for his appearance and will have to stand trial before a Kansas court.
We are in receipt of a copy of the Riley Center News, a new four-column semi-monthly just started in that city.
We are in receipt of Vol. 1, No. 1, of Our Schools, a monthly journal published in Lawrence and devoted to the advancement of educational interest. It is conducted by C. F. Forbes, is a neatly printed eight-page paper.
We have received the Kansas Monthly for January. The Monthly is published at Lawrence and has been enlarged to 16 pages. This number contains a valuable and interesting history of the state institutions with fine illustrations of the different public buildings of the state. A complete directory of all the papers published in the state with the names of the publishers is also given.
We have received an elegant and complete colored map of the state of Kansas, which is given away with the January number of the Kansas Monthly published at Lawrence, price 15 cents.
A movement is on foot looking to the establishment of a new paper in this city. It is to be known as the Western Liberal, and is to be published under the auspices of the Unitarian Society of Waterville, and in the interest of the liberal cause in the West. It will be a four-column folio neatly printed, and under the editorial supervision of Rev. C. H. Rickards.
We this week enter on the 11th volume of the Telegraph....We find that it was established by Frank A. Root, and that the first number was issued Jan. 1st, 1870. On Aug. 5th, 1870, West E. Wilkinson became a partner of Mr. Root, and on the 1st of January, 1871, F. G. Adams and W. P. Campbell succeeded Root & Wilkinson. In February 1871, Campbell sold his interest to E. N. Emmons, who dropped out of the firm Jan. 26th, 1872, and was succeeded on April 26th of the same year by Thomas Hughes. Aug. 30th, 1872, Adams & Hughes sold out to A. M. Baker. On the 13th of June 1873, W. P. Campbell purchased the paper of Mr. Baker, and on April 1st, 1875, W. H. Smallwood purchased a half interest with Campbell. Aug. 4th of the same year, Campbell sold his interest to O. M. Osbon. Smallwood & Osbon did not succeed as well as their predecessors. Their motto, "hue to the line, let the chips fall where they may," appears to have been too much for them; at least, it is claimed that too many of their "chips" fell behind the bar and they finally busted. The paper was resurrected by W. P. Campbell, who not only made good the few numbers missed, but added a volume and a half to the age of the paper, which accounts for this being volume 11, when in reality the paper is only 9 years and 6 months old. On the 30th of March, 1877, the Telegraph was purchased by Reece & Sproul, and on the 9th of November 1878, Mr. Sproul sold his interest to J. I. Reece....
The Western Liberal has made its appearance this week....It is printed entirely from new type, and on the best of paper....If properly conducted, it will undoubtedly receive a liberal patronage all over the state, and will be an honor and a benefit to Waterville.