Solomon Valley Pioneer
Articles in database from Solomon Valley Pioneer: 10
Volume 1, Number 2. W. Goddard, editor. Official paper of Ottawa County and the Solomon Valley.
Our able and popular contemporary, the Salina Herald, has been pleased to notice our first issue in the following commendatory terms: "New paper. Our friend, I. A. Boynton, now a resident of Lindsey, was in town Thursday and called on us. He brought with him sample copies of the Solomon Valley Pioneer, whose prospective appearance we announced a short time ago. The Pioneer is a very neatly printed and well edited paper...."
Subscription $2 a year. W. Goddard, editor and printer. Published by the Ottawa County Printing Association.
New paper. Our neighbours at Minneapolis have followed the example of Lindsey and started a newspaper. It is a good size and well got up sheet,...and is printed by Mr. Martin at Junction City; it is named the Minneapolis Independent.
We are supremely happy to meet our friends again after an unusually long interval since our last issue. An unavoidable accident to a vital part of our printing plant placed us hors de combat, and rendered it impossible to go to press again until it was repaired....We have, with the kind and valuable assistance of Mr. Hanna, the worthy proprietor of our able contemporary, the Salina Herald, succeeded in overcoming the difficulty....
We are happy to be able to announce to our readers that we are going to make some improvements in the Pioneer early in January....Hitherto the committee of trustees, which were appointed by those who subscribed the funds to purchase the plant, have practically had the control of the paper and, although their generous enterprise and public spirit was able to start the Pioneer, it is discovered by experience that divided authority in its management does not produce a satisfactory result either for our subscribers and readers nor in a financial point of view for the Pioneer. Henceforth its management will be exclusively in our hands, and we shall run it at our own risk as far as profit and loss is concerned.
A printing office will be built immediately for the Pioneer at the southeast corner of Main Street. The stone is hauled for the foundation, and the lumber will be hauled from Solomon forthwith. The owner of our present office is likely to require it to open a store in it very soon.
We are now located in our new office, which is situated on the southeast corner of Main Street; we have had a busy week in shifting the presses and material, and in fixing up the new office.
From the Solomon Valley (from the Kansas State Record):
...Lindsey is growing very fast. Eaton, a new town started lately across Lindsey Creek from the town of Lindsey, is growing up fast. The people of Lindsey are building a nice commodious office for the Solomon Valley Pioneer....Mr. Goddard, the editor, is the right man in the right place. Mr. Best's hotel is crowded with strangers seeking homes in the valley....
Up the Solomon (from the Kansas Commonwealth) -- ...We had the pleasure of calling on the Pioneer office, where Mr. Goddard and a son and daughter are doing their part of a work for which great credit is due. An Englishman -- upwards of 30 years a printer in London -- his business becoming dull there, he came to this place with his family, consisting of a wife, two sons and a daughter, and made three homesteads besides opening a printing office and publishing the Pioneer. He is a man of education and great industry, and his family, though they never lived outside of London, are contented and pleased with their year's residence and fine prospects.
Today we issue the fifty-second number of the Pioneer. The first anniversary of the birth of the first paper published in the Solomon Valley....To successfully conduct a paper in a country so sparsely populated as this frontier is affords neither a sinecure nor "a bed or roses" to its editor; yet has ours been "a labour of love."...Our success thus far has exceeded our expectations; especially as we have never yet possessed the means of producing a paper equal to our taste and our wishes....
The Kansas Magazine -- With the December number of this magazine, Capt. H. King resigns the editorial chair to James W. Steele, popularly known to our readers as the writer of those interesting stories of border life that have appeared in the magazine under the signature of Deane Monahan. This number closes the second volume....Terms $4 a year, single numbers 35 cents. Address the Kansas Magazine, Topeka, Kansas.