Articles in database from The Record: 12
Valedictory -- With this issue of the Record my connection therewith ceases. All the interest we may have had, together with good will and hopes of future prosperity, has been sold to F. F. Coolidge. During the short time I have been connected with the paper, we are satisfied that we have fallen far short of the anticipations of my friends, but the press of other business alone must be my excuse.... -- W. H. Nelson.
Salutatory -- Again we enter the field of journalism and shall do all in our power to make the Record a live newspaper devoted to the interests of Smith county and northwestern Kansas. In politics the paper will be Republican.... -- W. H. Nelson.
Here to stay -- Our readers will remember that with the first issue of the Record under our management we announced that it was an experiment only;...and also that we considered it a doubtful experiment. We are glad now to be able to state that we have definitely decided to embark in the newspaper business...We have bought this paper; it belongs to us individually. We think there is room for it in Smith County, that it is needed, and will be reasonably supported....We do not expect to make much money out of it, but we do expect that it will prove a serviceable weapon in the fight we have been engaged in for the last ten years in this county. -- E. M. Burr.
Will D. Jenkins,...erewhile editor of the Smith County Pioneer, has accepted the position of city editor on the Seattle Daily Chronicle....
The Smith County Pioneer has changed hands and will pass into the control of the new management after one more issue. It has been purchased by some party in the east, but will be conducted for an indefinite length of time by Neely Thompson of Free Press notoriety. In many important particulars it will be difficult to get anyone who will please the many readers of the Pioneer so well as the pleasant, genial man who never, in the heat of altercation, forgot for an instant that he was a gentleman.
A removal -- This issue of the Clyde Democrat is its last. Early next week we will remove our presses, type, etc., to Concordia, where we will publish an independent prohibition paper. Its name will be the Cloud County Critic....This departure of ours has been forced upon us mainly by the action of the Democratic State Convention at Emporia last week. They adopted an anti-prohibition platform and nominated an anti-prohibition candidate for governor. We can support neither man nor platform....Such a stalwart Democratic newspaper as the Kansas City Times denounces the action of the convention in unmistakable terms.... -- Clyde Democrat.
The Smith County Pioneer has again changed owners, this time passing into the hands of R. D. Bowen of this place. We understand that Mr. Noble sold at a considerable loss and that the new proprietor has a bargain....The public have already had a specimen of Mr. Bowen's editorial power when he was editor of the True Voter....
Arrangements are being made whereby we hope to be able to present our readers next week with a seven column, all home print paper, with two editors instead of one, and other improvements too numerous to mention. W. H. Nelson, with whom we have formed a partnership, has brought down his press, type and such from Riverton, and we have combined....The politics of the paper will be Republican.
The Smith County Pioneer has again changed hands and is now under control of R. D. Bowen. It sounds strange to hear Republican doctrine from Bro. Bowen, as a short time since he ran a Democratic campaign paper, but he has seen the error of his ways and we welcome him to the fold.... -- Norton County People.
Valedictory -- Having sold all my interest in the Record to F. F. Coolidge, it naturally follows there comes a time for me to step down and out.... -- Geo. L. Burr.
Salutatory -- Having purchased the Smith County Record, it becomes our painful duty to afflict you with a Salutatory, wherein we can explain to you the position which that journal will hereafter assume. In politics it will be Republican of the straight description, although we shall reserve the right to criticize any measure which we do not believe to be right.... -- F. F. Coolidge.
The Gaylord Herald is sold and the Great & Good Webster has retired to the obscurity of private life....Headley, the former foreman, takes possession and will doubtless make the concern get up and dust.
A forlorn looking paper infant calling itself the Reamsville Dispatch comes to us all the way from Reamsville in this county. May the Lord have mercy on you, Ben, for thrusting such a miserable, forlorn appearing sheet into a cold, cruel world....
Ta-Ta. I have sold the Record to John Q. Royce, who will take possession on the 3rd of March. Be good to him. -- F. F. Coolidge.