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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

Waterville Telegraph

Articles in database from Waterville Telegraph:    31

The annual convention of the editors and publisher ...
April 18, 1873, Waterville Telegraph (ID 1242)

The annual convention of the editors and publishers of the state of Kansas will meet on Tuesday, the 20th of May, at Atchison at two p.m....The oration and poem will be delivered at eight o'clock p.m....An excursion to Lincoln, Neb., is contemplated. -- T. D. Thacher, president; J. S. Wilson, secretary.

 

The Lawrence Journal renews a suggestion made at t ...
May 2, 1873, Waterville Telegraph (ID 1247)

The Lawrence Journal renews a suggestion made at the annual meetings of the Kansas Editorial Association, viz., that the state purchase the valuable collection of letters, newspaper files, handbills, newspaper extracts, etc., belonging to Mrs. Webb of Boston, the widow of Dr. Webb, who was secretary of the old Emigrant Aid Society....With this for a start, the State Library should acquire by purchase, if necessary, a collection of the bound books and pamphlets which have been published in relation to Kansas, her resources and her history. Such a collection would be swelled by donations, and would in time become large and varied.

Atchison Daily Globe -- We are in receipt of the first number of this daily, which is a beautifully printed sheet, and up to all the requirements of a daily paper....The Globe will be Republican in sentiment....The Globe is published by the Atchison Globe Steam Printing Company, which has one of the completest newspaper and job offices in the west....The also publish the Weekly Globe, which is especially adapted to the wants of the farmer and mechanic....Atchison has long had one of the best daily and weekly Republican papers in the west -- in the Champion....

The Kansas Magazine for May is at hand. This magazine seems to have created a new literary appetite. Immediately after its inception, it became evident that the realm of Western romance had found its exponent....One of its declared purposes, already partially fulfilled, is the preservation of the great history of the state.... The May number opens with "Ad Astra per Aspera" by Gov. Chas. Robinson, telling graphically the stories of '55 and '56. Then comes a practical and plain article upon "Forest Trees in Kansas" by R. S. Elliott, containing practical illustrations....A. M. F. Randolph contributes a scholarly chapter upon "Words," and H. B. Norton a poem entitled "San Jacinto." We have a second and last installment of a graphic narration, "Across the Plains in '59," which has the merit of being absolutely true and exceedingly well-told. Mrs. H. A. Monroe furnishes a Kansas story, and Dean Monahan writes of "Father Grimes." There is the usual assortment of readable articles,...and "Editor's Quarters" constitutes a distinguishing feature, full of terse and forcible thoughts by the editor upon current topics....

We have received the first number of the Clyde True Republican, edited and published by Jno. Guinn, who is a practical printer and set up the first paper started in Cloud County.

We have received the first number of the Diamond, published at Jewell City. It is a seven-column paper, and is well made up.

 

E. N. Emmons of the Washington Republican called a ...
May 23, 1873, Waterville Telegraph (ID 1254)

E. N. Emmons of the Washington Republican called at our office last Saturday.

R. R. Hoffman, the genial correspondent of the Atchison Champion, was in town last Monday. He had just returned from an extensive tour out west.

Judge F. G. Adams returned home last Saturday evening. He had been at Chicago superintending the publication of his "Homestead Guide."

 

A. M. Baker, editor and proprietor: Editorial Conv ...
May 30, 1873, Waterville Telegraph (ID 1257)

A. M. Baker, editor and proprietor

Editorial Convention and Excursion -- There was a large attendance at the Kansas Editorial Convention at Atchison on the 20th inst. The Association convened at Corinthian Hall at 2:00 p.m. and a speech of welcome was made by Senator John J. Ingalls. After the speech,...the convention proceeded to transact the business that properly came before the association, which occupied the afternoon session.

In the evening, a poem was read by Capt. J. W. Steele, editor of the Kansas Magazine, and this was followed by the annual address from I. S. Kalloch of the Lawrence Journal. The members...now became the guests of the Young Men's Social Club of Atchison at Corinthian Hall, and those so inclined tripped the "light fantastic toe" till morning.

The excursion started for Lincoln at ten o'clock a.m. of the next day by the Atchison and Nebraska RR....At Falls City, just three miles across the Nebraska line, we found a sumptuous dinner awaiting us....Late in the afternoon, we arrived at Lincoln, the capitol of Nebraska,...only being about four years old and containing about 8,000 inhabitants....We found carriages and busses in readiness to convey us to the several hotels and private residences to which we had been assigned. In the evening, a banquet was prepared, and a cotillion was arranged for at the Penitentiary, there being no other suitable hall in the city....The waiters at the banquet were dressed in livery....At nine o'clock on the 22nd, the excursion started back to Atchison, arriving there at 4:00 p.m.

We have moved into new quarters. Our friends will now find us upstairs on the north side of Commercial Street, opposite Simis' City Drug Store.

 

We this week present The Telegraph greatly improve ...
September 25, 1874, Waterville Telegraph (ID 1385)

We this week present The Telegraph greatly improved in size and appearance. It will hereafter contain much reading matter of valuable importance....

S. Paradis of the Clyde Reporter...forsook the dust and hum of Clyde and visited the Missouri River Monday.

 

The first number of the Ellis County Star, publish ...
April 14, 1876, Waterville Telegraph (ID 1493)

The first number of the Ellis County Star, published at Hays City, has been received. It is a clean, bright-looking sheet, edited by Jack Downing, who is well known as a newspaper man in the eastern part of the state....Aside from the newspaper business, from a brief but intimate personal acquaintance, we know Jack to be a pleasant companion and a gentleman in the true sense of the word.

 

The Solomon City Reporter has, in the language of ...
April 21, 1876, Waterville Telegraph (ID 1496)

The Solomon City Reporter has, in the language of the publisher, "ceased to exist." The cause assigned is the very sensible one that "the publisher declines to continue an enterprise that is merely an expense." The entire establishment will be moved to Riley County, and Simpson, the ex-editor, will hereafter be found at the Chronicle, Abilene.

The wife of John Speer, proprietor of the Lawrence Tribune, died recently of a cancer. Mrs. Speer was one of the pioneer women of the state, and lost two sons at the time of the Quantrill raid.

 

A card from Geo. P. Rowell informs us that the spa ...
May 5, 1876, Waterville Telegraph (ID 1499)

A card from Geo. P. Rowell informs us that the space assigned The Telegraph in the pavilion of the Centennial Newspaper Exposition at Philadelphia is designated by the number 2374. Persons from this section who visit the centennial will have no trouble finding this paper regularly by remembering the above number.

 

Frank Root has purchased the Topeka Times and will ...
May 12, 1876, Waterville Telegraph (ID 1502)

Frank Root has purchased the Topeka Times and will hereafter publish it as the evening Argus....Prouty goes on the editorial staff of the Commonwealth.

Since Captain Thomas' expulsion from the Kirwin land office, you can notice a decided improvement in his Chief. We presume it is because his time is not now divided....

 

On the 25th, the Campbell Bros. will commence the ...
July 21, 1876, Waterville Telegraph (ID 1518)

On the 25th, the Campbell Bros. will commence the publication of a 24-column newspaper at Frankfort.

 

The first number of the Frankfort Record was issue ...
July 28, 1876, Waterville Telegraph (ID 1524)

The first number of the Frankfort Record was issued last Tuesday. It will hereafter be issued on Friday.

 

W. P. Campbell, editor: Opinions of the press, fro ...
September 1, 1876, Waterville Telegraph (ID 1530)

W. P. Campbell, editor

Opinions of the press, from the Commonwealth -- George T. Anthony, the (Republican) nominee for governor, is a resident of Leavenworth, where he has resided since, we believe, 1865. He became the editor of the Bulletin, an evening paper in Leavenworth, and retained that position till June 29, 1867....Mr. Anthony soon after purchased the good will and subscription list of the Kansas Farmer, enlarged it, and made it the best agricultural paper ever published in the West. For a time and, we believe while publishing the Farmer, he was editor of the Leavenworth Conservative. In August 1868, he was appointed United States Internal Revenue Collector for Kansas, and has held that position ever since.

 

The Fort Scott Monitor has changed hands, Messrs. ...
September 22, 1876, Waterville Telegraph (ID 1538)

The Fort Scott Monitor has changed hands, Messrs. D. T. Elmer, G. F. Darrow and S. G. Ticer having purchased it.

Web Wilder, in company with Frank M. and Robert Tracy and Joe Thompson, have purchased the St. Joseph Herald, and Web has resigned his position as auditor of Kansas.

 

The Clay Center Dispatch has changed hands, J. P. ...
October 13, 1876, Waterville Telegraph (ID 1543)

The Clay Center Dispatch has changed hands, J. P. Campbell having purchased it. Mr. Besack, the retiring proprietor, has purchased the Washington Republican, and Emmons goes into the real estate business.

 

...Tom Hughes, editor of the Marysville News, is 2 ...
November 3, 1876, Waterville Telegraph (ID 1547)

...Tom Hughes, editor of the Marysville News, is 27 years old and, by special advices from all parts of the Union, we find that he is the youngest nominee for Presidential Elector on either ticket. Of course, Hughes will be elected....He is a practical printer by trade, which he learned on the Atchison Free Press. He has worked at the case as a "jour." in Topeka, Fort Scott and other Kansas towns. In 1868, he was the publisher of the New Era in Jefferson County and supported Grant....

A new paper is soon to be started at Kirwin. O. J. Dennison and E. F. Robinson are to be the editors in chief....The paper will be called the Blade, and will be in principle Republican.

A. G. McBride has moved the Chief from Kirwin to Phillipsburg, county seat of Phillips County.

 

There is to be a state printer elected this winter ...
December 22, 1876, Waterville Telegraph (ID 1559)

There is to be a state printer elected this winter by the Kansas Legislature....We hear our old friend Frank Root's name mentioned favorably....There isn't a man in Kansas more worthy or more capable of filling the office....He has been a resident of our state over 20 years, most of which time he has devoted to the newspaper business in northern Kansas....He is at present publishing the North Topeka Times....

 

Editorial meeting -- ...The following named gentle ...
February 9, 1877, Waterville Telegraph (ID 1573)

Editorial meeting -- ...The following named gentlemen met at the Blade office Tuesday evening, Jan. 23rd,...to organize by the election of Capt. B. J. F. Hanna of the Salina Herald as chairman and Wirt W. Walton of the Winfield Courier as secretary. J. K. Hudson of the Kansas Farmer; J. S. Collister, Harvey County News; Jas. C. Humphrey, Belleville Telescope; Clarence Pattie, Manhattan Enterprise; S. O. McDowell, Columbus Courier; J. T. Scarbrough, Commonwealth; Floyd Shinn, Dodge City Times; A. B. Steinbarger, Howard City Courant; Ed C. Lane, LaCygne Journal; W. P. Tomlinson, Walnut Valley Standard; W. P. Campbell, Waterville Telegraph; A. H. Prat, Abilene Chronicle; J. Clark Swayze, Topeka Blade; D. R. Anthony, Leavenworth Times; N. O. Stevens, Spirit of Kansas; and A. W. Grifford, Parsons Sun....Mr. Stevens moved that the Kansas Editorial Association have an excursion to the Rocky Mountains...during the month of June....

 

After going to press this week, we sold the materi ...
March 23, 1877, Waterville Telegraph (ID 1581)

After going to press this week, we sold the material of this office to Messrs. Reece & Sproul, who will hereafter publish a Democratic paper....

 

Parting words -- ...We sold the material of this o ...
March 30, 1877, Waterville Telegraph (ID 1582)

Parting words -- ...We sold the material of this office to Messrs. J. W. Sharrard, J. C. Peters, C. L. Burtis, J. D. Farwell and J. P. Burtis, who have sold the same to Messrs. Reece & Sproul, whose objects and aims are hinted below. We do not turn over our subscription lists or advertising patronage, except to commend the new enterprise to the consideration of all our old patrons. We have, however, made arrangements with the new proprietors to send the new paper to those of our subscribers who have paid in advance....

Salutatory -- Having purchased the Telegraph from J. C. Peters, J. W. Sharrard, and others, we shall continue its publication as heretofore, making such changes as we think necessary as soon as practicable.... -- J. I. Reece & Co.

An editor shot -- On the evening of March 27, in Topeka, an altercation took place between J. Clarke Swayze, editor of the Topeka Blade, and J. W. Wilson, in which Mr. Swayze was killed. Sometime previous to this, they had a difficulty about a notice of a personal nature which appeared in the columns of the Blade, at which Wilson took offense, and meeting Mr. Swayze on the street, he proceeded to beat him in a brutal and outrageous manner, inflicting severe injuries on the person of Swayze. Not content with this, however, he approached Swayze in the evening mentioned, as he was standing in the street, using violent and insulting language and finally drawing a pistol and shooting Swayze through the heart. Though mortally wounded, Swayze returned the fire, wounding Wilson but slightly....Wilson was arrested and lodged in jail to await trial....

 

The Leavenworth papers are having a time of it. D. ...
May 24, 1878, Waterville Telegraph (ID 1701)

The Leavenworth papers are having a time of it. D. R. Anthony has again brought suit against the Public Press, and on Saturday last the office was seized upon and removed by the sheriff....

 

We are in receipt of the Pantagraph, a new daily p ...
January 14, 1881, Waterville Telegraph (ID 2051)

We are in receipt of the Pantagraph, a new daily paper just started at Topeka. This makes five dailies in that town. It is published by Hamilton & Curl, and it is claimed that Mr. Hamilton is a candidate for state printer.

 

We acknowledge the receipt of the Greenleaf Journa ...
January 21, 1881, Waterville Telegraph (ID 2054)

We acknowledge the receipt of the Greenleaf Journal, a six-column paper.

 

Wednesday, Jan. 19th, the Pantagraph issued its "V ...
January 28, 1881, Waterville Telegraph (ID 2057)

Wednesday, Jan. 19th, the Pantagraph issued its "Vale," thanked its friends and subscribers, and retired to the shadows of private life.

 

Tom Hughes, late of the Marysville (Kan.) News, wi ...
February 11, 1881, Waterville Telegraph (ID 2061)

Tom Hughes, late of the Marysville (Kan.) News, will start a morning paper in the new town at Albuquerque. He has ordered his newspaper office from Kansas and will soon commence operations.... -- Las Vegas Optic.

 

Mr. Henry, representing The Western Farm and Home, ...
May 6, 1881, Waterville Telegraph (ID 2089)

Mr. Henry, representing The Western Farm and Home, gave us a call day before yesterday. This magazine is published by Henry & Pardee in Atchison, and Mr. Henry is writing descriptions of towns on the Central Branch for its columns, and also soliciting subscriptions and ads.

 

The Post, a new German paper under the management ...
July 29, 1881, Waterville Telegraph (ID 2108)

The Post, a new German paper under the management of Wm. Becker, made its debut last week in Marysville.

Rev. G. W. Wood, formerly of this place, will assume the editorship of the Kirwin Chief.

A Kansas man has been offered the editorial chair of the St. Louis Globe Democrat, Capt. Henry King of Topeka. He is at present one of the associate staff and sends in his contributions from Topeka.

 

We received the July and August numbers of Kind Wo ...
August 12, 1881, Waterville Telegraph (ID 2109)

We received the July and August numbers of Kind Words this week, published by I. B. Smith, Vermillion. It is a religious journal, a thing much needed by the printing fraternity. The printing and reading matter will bear comparison with eastern publications....The illustrations are good and will add much to the interest in this little sheet.

 

Mr. Powers, the proprietor of the new paper to be ...
August 19, 1881, Waterville Telegraph (ID 2113)

Mr. Powers, the proprietor of the new paper to be started in Marysville, gave us a call last Monday. The paper will be a six-column quarto and will be devoted largely to home interests. He has purchased a new office, type, press, and fixtures entire....The name of this candidate for favor is the Signal.

 

Geo. W. Martin, after being state printer for eigh ...
December 16, 1881, Waterville Telegraph (ID 2146)

Geo. W. Martin, after being state printer for eight years, has resumed editorial charge of the Junction City Union and has already made it one of the best papers in the state. It is ably edited and full of news.

 

A power press has just been added to the Washingto ...
December 23, 1881, Waterville Telegraph (ID 2147)

A power press has just been added to the Washington Republican, they having sold their hand press to the Greenleaf Journal.

 

The Kansas Press Association met in Lawrence on Mo ...
June 9, 1882, Waterville Telegraph (ID 2179)

The Kansas Press Association met in Lawrence on Monday last. F. P. Baker of the Commonwealth was elected president for the ensuing year. Winfield has been chosen as the next place of meeting, and Wirt W. Walton of the Clay Center Dispatch as the next orator. Web Wilder of the Hiawatha World was selected to write the history of the state. An excursion to various places of interest throughout the state is now in progress....

The Optic is authority for the statement that the Albuquerque Journal -- Tom Hughes' paper -- has gone into the hands of a joint stock company with Burke, recently of the Leavenworth Times, as managing editor. Tom Hughes expects to get the position of postmaster.