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J. F. Cummings, S. R. Shepherd, publishers and proprietors.
Daily Republican. This is the name of a daily paper recently started at Lawrence. We are under obligations to Speer & Smith for an exchange.
Council Grove Press Revived. Judge A. I. Baker informs us that he has purchased the press and materials belonging to the Council Grove Press, and that it is his intention to commence the publication of a paper at Council Grove within a few weeks, the name of which will remain as before....
C. W. Helm has become editor of the Leavenworth Herald.
Shepherd & Co., publishers and proprietors. John P. Greer, editor.
Mr. Cummings Retires. By reference to the editorial head of this paper it will be seen that with this week's issue terminates our editorial connection with the Tribune....Mr. Shepherd -- than whom none is more trustworthy and obliging as a man -- will remain at the helm, while the editorial interests...will be cared for...by our able successor, Jno. P. Greer....Judge Greer has been twice endorsed by the voters of Shawnee county; first for member of the Constitutional Convention at Wyandotte; second for member of the late Territorial Legislature.... -- J. F. Cummings.
Our Position. Politically we are a National Republican and, as a member of that organization, and an advocate of its principles, we now introduce ourself to the readers....As heretofore,...the Tribune will in future...continue to labor, in an honorable manner, for the interests of Topeka as the capital of the state of Kansas. -- John P. Greer.
New Republican Paper. The Smoky Hill Republican is...soon to be issued from the office in which was formerly printed the Statesman at Junction City. F. N. Blake is to be the editor, we believe, but the financial interests are said to rest in a joint stock company....
The editor of the Manhattan Express, Vivaldi, had a battery made of his face on the 10th for some remarks in his journal referring to relief. Wm. Smythe, the gentleman who took summary vengeance, was fined twenty dollars and costs by the mayor's court.
The Shield & Banner is the title of a paper to be started about the first of April at Mansfield, Linn County, under the auspices of P. B. Ayers as editor and R. B. Mitchell, late Territorial treasurer, proprietor. The paper will be Douglas Democratic.
Daily State Record. This sheet made its appearance last Tuesday morning, is a good sized, well appearing paper, and contains the debates and proceedings of the legislative assembly. The Senatorial articles -- in Champ Vaughan's "usual forcible style" -- create great consternation in the ranks of the combinationists. We are gratified to learn that the Record has become unusually "flush" of late, with nary symptom of ensuing relapse.
Newspaper Removal. By the late issue of the Lecompton Democrat we are informed that with that number the publication of a paper in Lecompton ceases. Mr. Driggs has disposed of the establishment, and the present owners design taking the office to Atchison, where the publication of a weekly and tri-weekly journal, to be called the Bulletin, will be commenced.
The Press. We are gratified to meet with so many of our friends of the Kansas editorial fraternity in attendance upon the legislature. There are from Leavenworth, J. K. Bartlett of the Times, Wilder and Anthony of the Conservative, and Helm of the Herald; Stotler of the Emporia News; Trask of the Lawrence Journal; Speer and Smith of the Lawrence Republican; Spalding of the Grasshopper Falls Gazette; Emmert of the Auburn Docket; and ex-editors Green and Burlingame of Leavenworth.
We are compelled to beg the indulgence of our readers this week for the late appearance of our paper and for its lack of interest. Our excuse is our printers have been obliged to work almost day and night upon legislative and executive printing.
Judge John P. Greer, the editor of this paper, has been appointed...United States commissioner for this district.
No state or territory in the world, we dare say, can furnish a newspaper history of so eventful, varied and peculiar a character as Kansas. From the establishment of the Leavenworth Herald in 1854 down to the present time, newspaper life and editorial existence have in the main...been attended with all the changes, adversities and ills -- pecuniarily, politically and morally -- to which mundane things are heir. Yet no record has been kept or history written to hand down to succeeding generations....Who'll volunteer to write the document?...
The Shield & Banner, a Union paper published at Mansfield, Linn county, is on our table. The editor ignores party and stands up squarely to the defense of the Stars and Stripes.
The Shield & Banner, Democratic, is published from the same material used in Mound City to print the Report, a Montgomery sheet.
*Kansas Frontier is the name of a paper started on the mental ruins of the Junction Statesman. The Frontier is Democratic and is an unflinching opposer of the Republican party, Mr. Lincoln, his administration and his resort to arms to sustain it. Its editors are H. N. Short and H. T. Geery.
Apology. It is humiliating to be compelled by force of circumstances to neglect, in a manner, our paper but an unusual amount of legislative work has been given us to do which, together with sickness in the camp, will account for any falling off in its usual interest.
John Stotler, editor of the News, has received the appointment of postmaster at Emporia.
J. P. Greer, editor and proprietor.
The first number of the Kansas Radical is before us, published by E. C. Manning, formerly of the Big Blue Union, published at Marysville. The Radical is a medium sized sheet published at Manhattan. Its mechanical execution is very good....Mr. Manning is a state senator and an able writer....
We are in receipt of the prospectus of the Leavenworth Commercial, a daily and weekly paper to be devoted to the interest of the National Union Party. Prescott, Callahan and Hume, proprietors, to be published in the city of Leavenworth commencing on the first day of October 1866.
New Daily. After considerable bluster and several unexpected delays for the forthcoming daily at Junction City, we find the first number on our table. We are a little disappointed at its typographical appearance after what its proprietors said of the mechanical execution of the Daily Topeka Tribune, we looked for an example worthy of imitation. It is, however, a very respectable looking sheet....
What the Press Say of the Daily Topeka Tribune. "We have received the first number of the Topeka Daily Tribune -- a new paper issued at the Capitol, the only daily there. -- Free Press." "We are in receipt of the first number of the Daily Tribune, published at Topeka by John P. Greer. It is a trim looking little craft, six columns, and is a credit typographically to its getters up.... -- Times."
We have received No. 2 of the Allen County Courant, a paper published at Iola of which W. H. Johnson is editor and proprietor....Its columns are replete with local news.
Valedictory. In taking leave of the patrons of the Topeka Tribune, I have but little to say for myself, other than to express my gratitude to those whose support and encouragement enabled me to place the Daily Tribune upon a permanent basis....Capt. O. F. Dunlap, who succeeds me in publishing the Tribune, will, I hope, be able to give you better satisfaction than I have been able to do. He is a practical and experienced printer, an able writer, and a sound, reliable Radical Republican.... -- J. P. Greer.
As will be seen by the above, Judge J. P. Greer has retired from the management of the Daily and Weekly Topeka Tribune, and the undersigned has succeeded to that very responsible position....We have no very fine promises to make. We hold that the task of making a daily paper a success is not alone the work of the editor, but must be shared by others....Having been conversant with the business of the Daily Tribune from its inception until the present time, and having noticed closely the disposition of the people of Topeka towards it, I feel confident that what was started at first partly as an experiment can be made a perfect success.... -- O. F. Dunlap.
The Excursionists. Home again and at our post. The excursionists that visited our state and passed through here on Wednesday last proceeded, after getting dinner at the various hotels of our city, to the boundless West, stopping that night at Junction City, having stayed one hour at Fort Riley. The next morning they started for the "end of the track" which is now the only point known as a western point. At Salina they fared sumptuously...then off for the "terminus." This they found about four miles this side of Fort Harker....Elegant wall tents were erected to shelter them from the dews of night; and very many of the distinguished strangers slept, perhaps for the first, with no other shelter over them than the thin sheet of cotton fabric....We returned yesterday very much pleased with our journey and the buffalo regions of the West.
The Press Gang accompanying the excursionists was large and embraced the first newspaper talent of the country. Our border sanctum was honored by a call from most of them. The party consisted of Major A. R. Calhoun, Philadelphia Press; Frank B. Wells and Homer, James Budd, Philadelphia Evening Bulletin; J. R. Young, New York Tribune; J. R. Fitch, New York World; J. A. Riley, Alta Californian; A. K. Pedrick, Philadelphia Enquirer; C. C. Fulton, Baltimore American; Dr. Samuel S. Wood, Chicago Journal of Commerce; H. F. Zeider and W. Fayell, St. Louis Republican; D. M. Grisson, St. Louis Evening Dispatch; J. W. Miller, Cincinnati Commercial; W. Stenngle, Westliche Post, St. Louis; S. C. Burch, Missouri Democrat. Calhoun and Budd go to Fort Phil Kearney to join an Indian expedition as correspondents of the Philadelphia papers.
This side of the state line the party was reinforced by G. T. Anthony, Leavenworth Bulletin; John Speer, Lawrence Tribune; M. W. Reynolds, State Journal; McDonald, Cummings and Dunlap of Topeka; J. S. Brown of the Kansas Farmer and Weil of the Zeitung....
Our daily issue has been suspended for the present, to be resumed at some future day.
The Wyandotte Gazette comes to us this week with the name of R. B. Taylor as its proprietor. Mr. T. sold out a few weeks ago, and now returns to the tripod he so recently vacated.
A Spasm of Sense. Brick Pomeroy has become disgusted with the conventions of Badge editors. Apropos to the recent lark in which they have been engaged, under the name of a state convention, he gets off the following wholesome reflections and advice:
"Go home from your convention when your spree is ended. Take off your best clothes and go to work. Sweep your office, then mop the floor. Pick up your scattering type and keep it in place. Wash your windows. Clean your presses and make your office attractive. Get ready to print a paper or a job, then stay in your office during business hours. Keep out of saloons. Let liquor alone. Read your exchanges. Hunt out the local items and incidents of your town or village. Throw away your scissors and use the pen. If you cannot originate, condense and give a variety of news. Publish a good paper, but never ask a man to subscribe for it. An editor is never a canvasser. Make a good paper and folks will take it fast enough. Keep out of saloons and rum holes. Employ none but sober, reliable workmen. Pay your employees liberally and promptly; not grudgingly, but in pleasure. Don't Beg! Beggars have no influence. Don't make a huckster shop of your sanctum and cover your doors with advertisements of 'wood, eggs, milk, chickens, corn, paper rags, turnips, old clothes, soap grease, medicine, fresh sausage, maple sugar, &c., &c., wanted at this office on subscription.' Ask pay for what you do; pay for what you get. Let your word be sacred as your bond. Know what you are doing, or do nothing. Keep out of saloons. Don't spend your profits in liquor, and ruin both health and credit. And do not risk your manhood for some little office, or a free pass over some railroad. Pay for what you have. If you have no money to pay your fare, remain at home. If you need recreation go to the woods rather than to a saloon. Do not ask people to support you -- support yourself. Make your paper interest somebody and it will have friends and influence. If the business will not pay, quit it. If you must beg for a living, get a dog and string and go at it in earnest, but for the sake of manhood do not dishonor the press. Be something else than a political cancer for cold victuals. Keep out of saloons. Let whiskey alone, for it will in time beat the best man in the world. Ornament your office. Make it attractive. Then stay there to do your work."
Discontinued. We regret to see that our little spicy neighbor, the Junction Union, has been compelled to abandon the idea of any longer keeping up a daily paper. Martin, in the obituary of his little daily, says what is no doubt true of more localities than one.
"There is an immense amount of glory in running a daily newspaper, but with us it has rubbed down to the stern reality of making money. Hereafter, joint stock corporations will be written up at the rate of 25 cents a line, payable invariably in advance. The glory we speak of is occasionally polished to the brightness of the noonday sun when a bill is presented -- as, for instance, when a joint stock concern, made mostly what it is by editorials in these columns, takes three weeks to pay one bill, and the second one don't pay at all....For nine months we have run the biggest thing in the state. A great deal of the time we have employed six journeymen printers, and have never had less than four. Our expenses have ranged from $150 to $200 per week, but we have no longer the disposition, although we have the ability, to pinch blood out of a turnip. We can do it, but there is less percent, on the cash handled coming to us after the bills are paid, than a dairy man obtains from a tin cup full of milk, or a grocery man from a stick of candy. Thanking all for the confidence which has enabled us to carry this thing, we respectfully retire from the laborious task of writing editorial for everybody, and paying the bills ourself, to the less laborious and more profitable field of doing ordinary job printing for this region. This change enables the editor to devote more of his time to his weekly Union, and he will make it hereafter as heretofore one of the best papers in the state."