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After the issue of No. 52 of the present volume, a recess of three weeks will be taken to give the editor an opportunity of visiting the river towns on business connected with the Express. Let that time be improved by the committee appointed at the citizens meeting of the 10th, that at the end of the time specified definite arrangements may be entered into for carrying out the object for which that meeting was called.
All those among our subscribers who have not as yet settled with this office are invited to do so without any further delay, for we are in want of all that is due us and must have it before the commencement of the Second Volume.
"Editor Assaulted. W. W. Ross, one of the talented and gentlemanly editors of the Topeka State Record, was assaulted upon the sidewalk in front of the Eldridge House last Saturday evening by a man by the name of Jones, a resident of this city. The alleged provocation was the republishment of some article in the Record which Jones thought reflected upon him. R. G. Elliott interfered and prevented any violence when Mr. Ross very properly took no further notice of his assailment and passed on. Mr. Ross is incapable of an ungentlemanly action and his cool and dignified demeanor under the circumstances meet the entire approval of our citizens." - Lawrence Republican.
As will be seen in another column, the editor and proprietor of this paper offers for sale at extremely low prices quite a number of choice town lots in the City of Manhattan. Lots which are fully worth at least $150 are there offered for $75, the rest in proportion.
With the present issue ends the first volume of the Manhattan Express. We shall issue an extra on each of the next three Saturdays which our regular readers in the city and county will receive by asking the post master for them....We shall issue the first number of the second volume about the middle of August next.
We have been thinking for some time that the name of our paper was not doing a full justice to those who feel the most interest in its prosperity. Manhattan is one of the largest and most thriving cities in the Territory of Kansas....Her name is so beautiful and so well known that we could not resist the desire of identifying it with the name of our Express; hence from this number our paper shall be called "The Manhattan Express."
We were highly gratified the other day in welcoming among our exchanges the State Record, edited with marked ability by Ross Brothers, two gentlemen generally known to the people of Kansas by their devotion to the cause of freedom, their connection with the Territorial press, their talents, their refinement of manners, and not last nor least their relation to the Old Guard. The State Record is decidedly the handsomest and largest weekly newspaper as yet published in Kansas. It is a credit to the city of Topeka, where it is printed, and to the Republican Party.
Wishing to remove our office to the second story of the new stone building of Geo. Miller on Poyntz Avenue, we will be obliged to defer the publication of a paper next week.
Chas, de Vivaldi, proprietor; James Humphrey, editor.
For back and future subscriptions for the Express, we will take for a short time wheat, corn, potatoes, onions, beets, hams, pork, bacon, butter, eggs, and wood. Farmers bring in your produce.