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

Western Kansas Express

Articles in database from Western Kansas Express:    4

December 1, 1860, Western Kansas Express (ID 5701)

We offer a good and permanent situation to a first class printer, who is not addicted to liquor, and who means to do justice to his employer. Wages $12 a week without board or $8 with board and lodging.

With the present number, the first quarter of our second volume is complete. We shall send immediately to all the merchants and business men who patronize us with their advertisements...and sincerely hope they will honor them with payment. Very few among our numerous subscribers have paid for the present volume of the Express. We earnestly invite them to do so without delay for we need the money for the support of our paper....


March 16, 1861, Western Kansas Express (ID 5707)

The editor and proprietor of this paper took leave of the citizens of Manhattan on Wednesday morning last for the East. It is, we believe, his intention to pay his respects to the Republican court at Washington before his return. Mr. Vivaldi has labored assiduously and enthusiastically for the last two years by means of a Republican paper to disseminate the regenerating doctrines of Republicanism.


August 10, 1861, Western Kansas Express (ID 5720)

**"Abram Ellis arrived here yesterday from Lykins County. He lives six miles from the Missouri line and represents matters in that vicinity as in the most unsettled condition. Most of his neighbors sleep in corn fields - men, women and children - not daring to remain in their houses for fear of an attack by the prowling bands of Secessionists. If you call at a house, a little child or woman is sent to the door; the head of the family is not 'at home' unless the caller is known to be a friend. Men watch by daylight with glasses for the approach of the enemy, and by night pickets are sent as far as possible towards the Missouri line. Almost every house in the vicinity has Union refugees from Missouri in it.

There are rumors of an attack every day and the men are nearly exhausted by their ceaseless watching. Mr. Ellis came here to get arms or a force sufficient for protection. 'Unless there is something done,' he says, 'I shall not keep my family there much longer. Fighting is now a necessity and we must whip them or be conquered.' If the Third Regiment is stationed along the border, or marched to an advanced position in Missouri, these troubles will be speedily ended." - Leavenworth Conservative.


August 24, 1861, Western Kansas Express (ID 5722)

C. F. de Vivaldi, the editor and proprietor of this paper, has been appointed United States consul to Santos, Brazil.