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First and Only Paper in Flourishing Territory 1854

First Press in the Kansas Territory 1854

The Press in Kansas; Towns Springing Up 1854

Herald of Freedom Founded in Lawrence 1855

Vol. 1, No. 31. J. Speer & W. W. Ross, editors.: * 1855

Lincoln in Kansas! His first speech! 1859

From the State Capital....Sol Miller is a "brick." 1862

The Press of Kansas. We believe the following to b 1862

We have neglected to notice the Fort Scott Monitor 1863

*The fight between Ewing and Anthony is still wagi 1863

*Additional News from Lawrence! Terrible Scenes!.. 1863

*The Raid on Lawrence! Particulars and Incidents!. 1863

*It will be remembered that John Speer of the Lawr 1864

Vol. 1, No. 1. M. M. Murdock, editor and proprieto 1872

Modern Improved Methods of Printing 1900

Quindaro Chindowan

Articles in database from Quindaro Chindowan:    8

J. M. Walden, editor. Mrs. C. I. H. Nichols, assoc ...
May 30, 1857, Quindaro Chindowan (ID 3249)

J. M. Walden, editor. Mrs. C. I. H. Nichols, associate.

Job printing neatly and promptly executed.

Sam. F. Tappan, Jr., of Lawrence, Kanzas, is our authorized agent to secure subscriptions and advertisements, and receipt for the same.

The Lightning Line steamer Australia each trip brings us late papers from St. Louis, which is a favor to us.

*"The Free State Party -- Its Policy." Under this head the Herald of Freedom in its last issue furnishes a leader. Circumstances known to all have given that paper a prosperity and an importance out of the Territory which renders it necessary to make some reference to this article. It was reported that just before the "sack of Lawrence" the proprietor of that paper sent word to his fellow citizens that he did not wish them to defend his press. He knew its destruction would enrich him. He knew the generous freemen of the North would nobly contribute to pay him for any loss he might suffer at the hands of the Marshall's posse. Placed by their generous contributions beyond want and dependency, he should boldly and fearlessly take his position either on one side or the other of the question which he says now divides the Free State party. He says he is deciding in favor of "efficient action." "Either let the Topeka Constitution go by default, else resuscitate it, and make it something besides a name." Last Fourth of July, when the Free State Legislature assembled, there were many, very many, of the people who desired the same. His fellow prisoners, who with him were so cruelly and unjustly confined in the U.S. camp under false charges of treason, bravely shared that desire for efficient action. They sent a letter to the people there assembled, in mass convention, at Topeka, urging and praying them to go on and complete the state organization. That letter demanded immediate and efficient action. It called upon the members of the Legislature, in sentiments worthy of a cause so just, to stand up like men in that hour of trial. The name of G. W. Brown is not attached to that letter. He had an opportunity to sign it. Perhaps he was not in favor of efficient action then. He is in favor of efficient action now. About three weeks ago, some dozen of the leading citizens of Lawrence assembled for consultation upon the affairs of the territory. They decided in favor of immediate action. They determined that the Topeka Constitution should be "something beside a name." They subscribed and paid over three hundred dollars towards defraying the expenses of the coming session of the Legislature. The Herald of Freedom, instead of encouraging this step towards "efficient action," discouraged it, and warned the people to beware of it. Has the Herald of Freedom changed front on this question within three weeks?...That Convention decided in favor of immediate and efficient action. Why does the Herald endeavor to discourage its action? Is it because G. W. Brown at that time was absent, consequently the people were without one of their "leaders?" Two weeks ago, the Herald charged Gov. Robinson with selling out the Free State party, because he with others addressed a letter to Secretary Stanton, asking him to cause a new census and registration of voters, to the end that a fair and impartial vote for delegates to the Constitutional Convention might be had. Gov. Robinson asked Sec. Stanton to set aside the Territorial Statutes -- to disregard them in order to secure that end. For this, G. W. Brown charges him with "selling out the party."...We ask the Herald to come out and state its position. G. W. Brown, are you in favor of voting under the Registry Act made by the Bogus Legislature?

 

Lawrence Republican. We have received and examined ...
June 6, 1857, Quindaro Chindowan (ID 3255)

Lawrence Republican. We have received and examined the first number of a Free-State paper recently started in Lawrence under the above title, of which T. Dwight Thacher and Norman Allen are announced as editors. Judging from the present number, it will "supply the long felt need of a high-tone and reliable Free-State paper in Lawrence," a desire to do which the Publishers claim to have been actuated by. It is, we believe, somewhat larger in size than any other paper now published in Kanzas. The mechanical execution is excellent. The editorial department promises to be conducted with ability....

 

*...Mr. George Washington Brown has not arrived at ...
June 13, 1857, Quindaro Chindowan (ID 3257)

*...Mr. George Washington Brown has not arrived at his terminus so soon as we expected. When he came to Chicago and represented his loss by the destruction of the Herald of Freedom office to be fifteen thousand dollars, we know that the actual loss had been enormously multiplied, and we recognized in the person of Mr. George W. Brown a great public calf. By a succession of accidents he was enabled to come before the people of the North in the character of a particular martyr, and having got hold of four teats at once, he pulled and continues to pull with the energy of one whose provisions are not regular in their occurrence. In an evil hour, the border ruffians pitched a newspaper establishment into the Kaw river, and the cause of free Kanzas has been a martyr to George Washington Brown ever since. "In prison before Lecompton; Yours for God and Liberty, Geo. W. Brown" has been thrust before the pubic until every true friend of Kanzas is utterly nauseated with its sublimest apostle, and utterly unable to carry the load which such apostleship inflicts upon a great and righteous cause. We think we are correct in saying that this Brown is the only one of the treason prisoners who ever pretended that he had been a sufferer in the cause of Kansas. He is certainly the only one who ever went off begging and blubbering through the North, and demanding that his fabulous losses in behalf of "God and Liberty" should be made up by the citizens of the Free States....

The Squatter Sovereign, regenerated from the vilest Pro-Slavery slang, comes to us redolent of humanity -- a free humanity! Who will say the Ethiopian cannot change his skin after this? Money, and the want of it, have done the deed. Mr. Pomeroy and his partner have won the proprietorship of the paper....

The Kanzas Leader, a new Free-State paper edited by Messrs. Austin & Beardsley, and published at Centropolis, Douglas County, is welcome to our sanctum. It reads well....

 

*Going, Going, Gone. The Herald of Freedom has the ...
June 20, 1857, Quindaro Chindowan (ID 3260)

*Going, Going, Gone. The Herald of Freedom has the public printing. Since the wealthy and venerable Uncle Samuel commenced advertising in that patriotic sheet, extremely complimentary notices of Gov. Robt. J. Walker of Mississippi, whose instructions and determination is to enforce the bogus laws, and weak attempts to ridicule the Topeka Convention and Legislature have appeared in its columns. The National Democrat and Pro-Slavery Ruffians who infest the public offices at Lecompton, from whom Brown receives the public printing, say -- with what truth we will not vouch -- that "Brown is all right," "we have him with us," "we are keeping him with the Free State party now because he will have more influence with them, and when we deem it practicable we shall have him come out, boldly, in our favor." If any one will trouble himself to read the leading article in the last Herald of Freedom, he will find that Brown is preparing to deposit himself in the embraces of Gov. Walker. His ridicule of the Topeka Convention and Legislature; his vile attacks upon Gov. Robinson; his denunciation of the leaders of the Free State party as demagogues, are in perfect keeping with the position of a person who is oscillating between the profits to be derived from the public printing, the flattery of Gov. Walker, and a fear that it may not be popular to desert the Free State cause at the present time.

 

Freemen's Champion. The first number of this paper ...
July 4, 1857, Quindaro Chindowan (ID 3267)

Freemen's Champion. The first number of this paper has been received. It is published at Prairie City, Kansas, at $2 per annum by S. S. Prouty. It is a decidedly neat looking journal, and from the articles contained in it we believe it has a live editor at the helm. It is emphatically Free State in its sentiments...

 

Friends. Our connexion with the Chindowan has been ...
August 1, 1857, Quindaro Chindowan (ID 3283)

Friends. Our connexion with the Chindowan has been brief, so let our farewell be. We took the position of associate editor conditionally. The conditions requisite to permanency have been wanting.... C. I. H. Nichols.

We are free to confess to our friends that in parting with the assistance of our associate we are being deprived of aid that would have given the Chindowan a character which we, alone, cannot hope to maintain for it....

 

Should we issue no paper next week, it will be on ...
September 5, 1857, Quindaro Chindowan (ID 3295)

Should we issue no paper next week, it will be on account of the confusion attendant upon the removal to our new office on Kansas Avenue.

 

The Squatter Sovereign has again changed hands, Mr ...
March 6, 1858, Quindaro Chindowan (ID 3382)

The Squatter Sovereign has again changed hands, Mr. Short retiring and J. A. Martin assuming charge of the paper under the title of Freedom's Champion. Mr. Martin, in introducing himself to his readers, says: "While the Free-state party has an existence as a distinct organization, we shall yield it a frank and cordial, but mainly an independent support -- ever judging it by its acts -- neither striving to hide what is unworthy nor give undue preponderance to what is good."