Concordia Republican (formerly Expositor)
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Our subscribers will be a little surprised and, we hope pleased, at the new appearance of the old Expositor. It has changed its name -- somewhat -- and has a new form and a new dress....
With this number of the Republican, we introduce to its many readers and friends our new associate in its publication, L. G. Hull, who has purchased a half interest in the establishment, and will have charge of the paper wholly during our absence. He is a thorough newspaper man, raised at the printer's case....
The Smith County Record changed editors last week, F. E. Baker retiring and E. M. Burr assuming editorial control.
The following statement shows the number of newspapers and periodicals published in Kansas from year to year from 1854 to 1882:
1854, four; 1855, ten; 1856, eleven; 1857, twenty-eight; 1858, thirty-one; 1859, forty; 1860, thirty-two;
1861, thirty-eight; 1862, thirty-four; 1863, thirty-two; 1864, thirty-eight; 1865, forty-three; 1866, forty-seven; 1867, fifty-four; 1868, sixty-four; 1869, sixty-nine; 1870, one hundred and two;
1871, one hundred and twenty-four; 1872, one hundred and thirty-four; 1873, one hundred and forty-five; 1874, one hundred and fifty-seven; 1875, one hundred and fifty-eight; 1876, one hundred and sixty-three; 1877, one hundred and eighty-seven; 1878, two hundred and nineteen; 1879, two hundred and thirty-two; 1880, two hundred and ninety-seven; 1881, three hundred and twenty-eight; 1882, three hundred and forty-one. =-- From the Topeka Commonwealth.
The following from the Cawker Journal refers to a character pretty well known in Concordia:
"Commodore T. S. Kames, a 65-year-old 'disciple of Franklin and juice,' was a guest of the Journal office Monday. Forty-seven years he has been in the journalistic field, from the editorial staff of prominent journals down to a veritable free lunch and boxcar artist. A man of more than ordinary ability, whose wasted intellect is a living monument to the curse, intemperance. His conversational qualities and past associations and experience make him a welcome caller among the printing fraternity."
What constitutes an editor -- Henry Watterson of the Courier-Journal, himself one of the best editors this country has produced, thus gives his ideas as to what constitutes and editor. Mr. Watterson says:
"Some people estimate the ability of a periodical and the talent of its editor by the quantity of its original matter. It is comparatively an easy task for a frothy writer to string out a column of words upon any and all subjects. His ideas may flow in one weak, washy, everlasting flood, and the command of his language may enable him to string them together like a bunch of onions, and yet his paper may be but a meager and poor concern.
"Indeed, the mere writing part of editing a paper is but a small portion of the work. The care, the time employed in selecting, is far more important, and the fact of a good editor is better shown by his selections than anything else; and that, we know, is half the battle.
"But, we have said, an editor ought to be estimated, his labors understood and appreciated, by the general conduct of his paper -- its tone, its uniformity, consistent course, aims, manliness, its dignity and its propriety.
"To preserve these as they should be preserved is enough to occupy fully the time and attention of any man. If to this be added the general supervision of the details of publication, which most of the editors have to encounter, the wonder is how they find time to write at all."
The Davis County Republican at Junction City and the Crescent at Clay Center are new candidates for glory. They are both published in cities which were already supplied with newspapers far above the average....