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Vol. 1, No. 1. P. H. Peters, editor and proprietor.
We have printed a very large edition of this first number of the Locomotive and we are sending them broadcast, far and near. In Marshall County, we shall send a large package in every post office, and respectfully request every postmaster to favor us far enough to give them a gratuitous distribution. All those who desire to subscribe to the Locomotive will please send us their names and two dollars at an early day....
Introductory Overture. Toot! Toot!! Here we come ? steam up! ? a bran, spanking new engine ? sparkling, smiling and happy ? the echo of our rumble the very laughter of delight. Behold our head-light beaming, As we rumble on the way; Our "Westward" banner streaming, As we sing to you our lay! We have come again to greet you, Bringing news from far and near, News that's racy, rich and true, "Independent" without fear! Old patrons and new patrons, friends new and old ? allow us to tip to you our beaver!...When we bade adieu to the pen, paste pot and scissors nearly two years ago, Marysville was on the decline. Patronage was terribly slim and, in consequence of not being able to get board for nothing, we were getting terribly thin also. Marysville is now looking up grandly; she has a brilliant future before her. We are soon to have a railroad! We are not proud, but we begin to feel pretty big! Consequently, we have started the Locomotive....Our theme shall be "the West," and our greatest hobby shall be "Northern Kansas, Marshall County and the Big Blue Valley."...
The St. Joseph and Denver City railroad is being pushed forward with the utmost rapidity. In about one month more, the iron horse will toot his whistle in Seneca, and by that time the entire grade between Seneca and this place will be fast nearing completion....
What they say of us:
"We have received the first number of the Marysville Locomotive, published by P. H. Peters of the old Enterprise. It is a neat seven-column journal, well filled with interesting reading matter and giving evidence of that vivacity and enterprise for which Peters is noted...." ? Atchison Champion.
"P. H. Peters has established at his old home in Marshall County the Marysville Locomotive. It is a large, handsome and wide awake paper....Marysville is the county seat and, when the Denver road reaches it, as it will in a very few months, it will be, as formerly, a very important point."... ? Leavenworth Times.
A new paper is shortly to be issued at the new town of Blue Rapids, in this county, by J. R. Newcomer. That makes No. 4 for us. Hooray for Marshall.
From the Waterville Telegraph of the 5th, we notice a change in the firm name, Mr. Root having associated with him in the editorial and business management West E. Wilkinson of Buchanan, Mich.
What they say of us:
"We are in receipt of the Marysville Locomotive...published by P. H. Peters, one of the original pioneers of that place. Two years ago, when the Central Branch road was completed into Marshall County, passing through Frankfort and Irving to Waterville, these points all being in the southern portion of the county, Peters was forced by the tide of destiny to give up his Enterprise....Now that the St. Jo and Denver RR is soon to be completed to that place, and the town has waked up from its two years nap, he gets his engine once more on the track."... ? Parker Record.
A new paper, to be called the Arkansas Traveler, will soon be established at Arkansas City, Cowley County, by Major M. B. Mains of the Emporia Tribune.
"The paper mill property was sold last Monday to Norman & Taylor of Vermont for $7,500. They afterwards sold the building to M. J. Gove of this city, and will remove the machinery." ? Manhattan Standard.
...We are going to move; we are going to leave this "basement" and ascend to a higher and more glorious habitation, where clouds of dust will never enter our sanctum sanctorum, and where lazy loafers will cease from stalking in and resting their elbows on columns of type and driving us to profanity and ill humor. In a few days, we will be permanently fixed in our new quarters....
We have before us the first number of a paper just started at Lawrence by the Kansas Democratic Publishing Company, and christened the Democratic Standard. It is the first paper of that complexion that has ever hailed from that city....Typographically, it is the best looking paper that comes to our office.
A daily paper has recently been started at Emporia by Stotler & Williams of the Emporia News. It is one of the tastiest and most spirited dailies in the state, and gives evidence of great thrift in Emporia....
M. M. Lewis, formerly editor and publisher of the Linn County Press, has started a new paper in Allen County called the Iola Register.
The editor of this paper expects to go to the mountains next week with the balance of the editorial fraternity of Kansas. The U.P. Railroad, E.D., has tendered a special train for the writists of the Kansas press....During our absence, Eugene Cogswell will act as "engineer" of the Locomotive.
We are in receipt of the first number of the Washington (Kansas) Daily Republican, Mark J. Kelly editor. It is a very diminutive affair, but large enough to meet the daily newspaper requirements of Washington....
We are also pleased to acknowledge the receipt of the first number of the Belleville Telescope...J. C. Humphrey editor and proprietor....
...For the past week and a half we have, with the rest of the editorial fraternity of Kansas, been enjoying a splendid excursion to the mountains....We shall...give the names of the happy excursionists....
M. W. Reynolds, Lawrence Journal, wife and sister-in-law; W. H. Burke, Leavenworth Bulletin, and wife; George F. Prescott, Leavenworth Commercial, and son; R. B. Taylor, Wyandotte Gazette, and wife; Hon. R. T. Van Horn, Kansas City Journal, and wife; John A. Martin, Atchison Champion and Press, Miss Ella Martin and Miss Ida Challiss; N. Abbott, Atchison Patriot, wife and son; Frank Root, Waterville Telegraph, and wife; P. H. Peters, Marysville Locomotive; Capt. Lindsay, Garnett Plaindealer; M. M. Murdock, Osage Chronicle, and wife; M. M. Lewis, Iola Register; S. Weaver, Medina New Era, and wife; S. S. Prouty, Topeka Commonwealth, and daughter; J. W. Roberts, Oskaloosa Independent, and wife; J. E. Clardy, Wamego Kansas Valley, and wife; L. R. Elliott, Manhattan Standard, and wife; B. F. J. Hanna, Salina Herald, and Miss Underwood; O. H. Gregg, Lawrence Tribune, and daughter; J. W. Wholegun, Kansas City News (an 18-carat dead-beat and fraud); T. P. Cook, assistant superintendent of Telegraph, and wife; J. S. Boarman, Kansas City Bulletin; A. Wolff, Kansas City Post; T. A. Dudgeon, Detroit (Mich.) Free Press; W. H. M. Fishback, Olathe News Letter (a first-class sausage cover and an unmitigated blackguard); Ely Moore, Lawrence Standard, and wife; Dan Negley, Lawrence Journal, and wife;...Geo. C. Crowther, New Chicago Transcript; L. Godfrey Patterson, Ottawa Journal.
The Troy Republican says printers are sometimes in luck; it has been thus in the recent election in Doniphan County. Sol Miller, editor of the Chief and an old typo, and the oldest Kansas publisher, goes to the Senate. Joel Holt, junior editor of the Reporter, is elected county attorney. Captain W. H. Smallwood of Wathena, another old typo, is the next secretary of state, while Troy sends S. G. Whittaker, another old typo and ex-editor, to the House.
The Hiawatha Sentinel has ceased to exist. The Dispatch is the only paper published in that place.
The Wichita Vidette says: "We have seen printing offices used for almost everything, but never knew of one being used for a jail until last night. On said night, our office was made a place for the safekeeping of three prisoners. As the county is too poor to build a jail, and we are wealthy, we shall not present a bill for jail fees."
To Country Subscribers ? Those of our subscribers who have been in the habit of receiving our paper at the post office in Marysville will, in future, be kind enough to call at this office for them. We have a very large list of subscribers that receive the Locomotive through the post office and, as Uncle Sam allows his postal servants nothing for the distribution of these, we could hardly expect that they will use the pains in distributing them that they would if they were paid for it; consequently, we have concluded to relieve our postmaster of this "dead-head" service.
The Solomon Valley Pioneer appears again after a stoppage of some weeks, caused by an accident to its press. Its appearance is much improved.
The Republican Valley Empire newspaper has been removed from Clyde to Concordia.
Dr. S. D. Tobey, late of the Tribune, has been engaged as local editor of the Leavenworth Times.
B. F. McGill has severed his connection with the Oswego Register on account of failing health. That paper is now offered for sale.
A great many newspaper changes have recently taken place and quite a number have departed this life. The Guilford Citizen has been moved to Neodesha and the Oswego Democrat to Independence. The Pleasanton Press has gone up. The Westralia Vidette expired some time ago. The Girard Vindicator is dead.
We have received No. 2, Vol. 1, of the Neodesha Register, a neat seven-column paper published at Neodesha, Wilson County....We are sorry to observe that its advertising columns do not sustain its flattering assertions.
Mark J. Kelly has retired from the Washington Republican, having disposed of his interests to Mr. Young. The Republican and Magnet will be consolidated.
The editor of the Netawaka Herald apologizes to his readers for a meager paper on account of having chores to do, the advent of a new baby, etc., and begs extenuation on that score. The fact is, the inside of his paper is printed at Chicago, the first page is all advertisements, and two columns of jumbled reading matter upon the last page is all he treats his readers to....
We are in receipt of a copy of Ward Burlingame's address before the editorial convention of Kansas on the 17th of last month. It is an able document and no mistake. The address has been printed in pamphlet form by Mr. Prouty, the state printer, and is the finest specimen of typography and press work that ever hailed from any office in Kansas.
Captain King, who has for some time past been managing editor of the Topeka Record, has retired from that paper and the vacated position has been re-assumed by F. P. Baker.
We have received the first number of a new paper published at Clyde, Cloud County, called the Republican Valley Watchman, Kelly & Davis proprietors. Kelly will be remembered as proprietor of the late Washington Republican, which wasn't worth a d?n. The present paper is much of an improvement.
J. F. Cummings offers the printing material of the Topeka Independent for sale.
The Leavenworth Bulletin will change from an evening to a morning paper in the course of next week.
The two Republican papers at Leavenworth, the Times and the Bulletin, have consolidated and will hereafter be published as the Times and Bulletin. H. E. Lowman gets behind the curtain once more on the editorial stage of Kansas. Mr. Burke of the Bulletin takes charge of the new paper editorially.
The Labette Sentinel has changed hands. U. A. & C. L. Albin now run it.
"Away out in the interior of Kansas, about 100 miles from Washington, is a county recently laid out and but lately inhabited by white men. A paper the size of the Republican and Magnet has been started called the Lincoln County Gazette. It is edited and published by John Hale, a mute, who formerly worked in this office, but who...started west and sends back...this spicy, well filled and handsomely printed paper. Mr. Hale is certainly a man of energy...." ? Washington Republican and Magnet.