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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

Downs Globe

Articles in database from Downs Globe:    49

Volume 1, Number 1. Ben T. Baker, editor.: We Salu ...
July 28, 1888, Downs Globe (ID 2548)

Volume 1, Number 1. Ben T. Baker, editor.

We Salute. Designing from the first to merit whatever patronage we may receive at the hands of the people of Downs, we now commence our labor among you. Trusting that the step we have taken will not be obnoxious to any great number of our people, we intend to do our best and await the outcome. Of one thing we assure our readers, and that is that the permanency of our location will not be disturbed by any small obstacles that may present themselves. We are here to stay.

Believing in Protection to home industries and strictly adhering to all other principles of the Republican party, we submit our intention to uphold that side of the political issues. Not coming here, however, for any political scheme, politics is not our prime object. Ever uppermost in our minds will be the promotion and welfare of the best interests of Downs and her citizens.

Our columns are open for the discussion of any and all live issues that may come before our people and we invite communications on any subject of common interest. Language that is inconsistent with true propriety will not be tolerated in our items of news or comments on any subjects that receive our consideration. A paper that may be read in the family circle with profit and without cause for offense at any barbarous expressions; such a paper is the one we leave with you and have christened the Globe. -- Hoyt & Baker.

The Globe is a trifle late this week on account of the holiday.

The first name on our subscription list was J. W. Nicholas.

W. A. Powell is assisting us on the Globe.

If you get a copy of the Globe for two or three weeks, don't be alarmed; we are sending out a number of extra copies, and if you think it worth $1 a year or 50 cents for six months, give us your name and we will use every effort to give you the worth of your money.

 

The Globe is now located in the front rooms over J ...
August 4, 1888, Downs Globe (ID 2550)

The Globe is now located in the front rooms over J. M. Dunn's store, where we will be glad to have you call and see what we are doing.

We printed about 50 extra copies last week, and even that number was not sufficient for the demand.

The Cawker Record this week has considerable slurring comment on the idea of a third paper in Downs, and classes our place with theirs as having an overstock of periodicals. For the special benefit of brother Alrich, we wish to say that our ambition is to make the Globe rank with the three papers here as the third one in Cawker (the Times) does there.

 

Comments of our neighbors:: Ben Baker's new paper, ...
August 11, 1888, Downs Globe (ID 2552)

Comments of our neighbors:

Ben Baker's new paper, the Downs Globe, reached our table yesterday morning. It is a neat sheet typographically and well filled with news items. -- Osborne Farmer.

The initial number of the Downs Globe, published by Baker & Hoyt, is on our table, indicating that the News is wanted in exchange. All right, boys, keep up the lick you are striking now, and the Globe will be worthy of an exchange from any office in the state. -- News.

Ben Baker's Downs Globe is received and looms up like the electric headlight to an engine. -- Cawker Times.

The Stockton Eagle has suspended publication. The outfit has been removed to Downs and a new paper, the Downs Globe, is the result thereof. The new paper is a five-column quarto and is a credit to the city of Downs and the publishers. -- Logan Freeman.

We fully appreciate the good words spoken in our behalf and also the interest taken and the liberal patronage, both in subscription and advertising, we receive....

 

Almost 100 city subscribers is not a bad showing f ...
August 18, 1888, Downs Globe (ID 2555)

Almost 100 city subscribers is not a bad showing for three weeks, with the list rapidly increasing. All the city news at the extremely low price of $1 per year is what catches them. Give us your name and secure the best paper in the county.

W. A. Powell, who has been assisting on the Globe the past month, has severed the connection and will teach school the coming winter. Will is a first class young man....

 

We have received a copy of the Marceline (Mo.) Mir ...
September 8, 1888, Downs Globe (ID 2557)

We have received a copy of the Marceline (Mo.) Mirror, by Ruede & Dodge. It is an eight column folio, all home print, and a hummer. The only possible objection is its politics.

Geo. Dougherty, formerly of the Times of this city, is one of the stockholders in a new Christian paper to be started in Topeka.

 

The Chief predicts with all its power of truth tha ...
September 22, 1888, Downs Globe (ID 2561)

The Chief predicts with all its power of truth that the Globe will change hands soon. We happen to possess facts which lead us to entertain the same opinion regarding the Chief.

 

This office has received volume 1, No. 1 of the Ch ...
September 29, 1888, Downs Globe (ID 2563)

This office has received volume 1, No. 1 of the Christian Citizen, published at Topeka. It is probably a first class paper.

The Lenora Leader has succumbed to the inevitable result of lack of patronage.

 

The Gaylord Herald, with all indications of prospe ...
October 6, 1888, Downs Globe (ID 2565)

The Gaylord Herald, with all indications of prosperity, has entered upon its tenth year.

 

The Chief this week claims to have unearthed "a da ...
October 13, 1888, Downs Globe (ID 2568)

The Chief this week claims to have unearthed "a damnable conspiracy" to boycott that worthy democratic journal. While the Republican party in general and of Downs in particular are treated to a lingo of abuse, it is, in our opinion, a misrepresentation when it asserts that numerous Republicans threatened to withdraw their patronage unless he support B. M. Remy for probate judge. One year ago a Democrat of this city was a candidate for register of deeds. He was a competent man and received the support of nearly every citizen of Downs -- Republicans as well as Democrats. This fall, Downs again asks for a political favor, and it seems to be a poor rule that will not work both ways. And a Republican of this place asked W. H. Whitmore to make no fight on him, which was perfectly right and fair to men who had always favored him. Such argument and threats come with very poor grace from such source -- a man who has always declared his fidelity to our town.

The Globe office is to be fitted with a new job press in a few days, when we will be better prepared than ever to turn out job work equal to any in this part of the state.

The interest in the Globe owned by M. H. Hoyt has been purchased by J. M. Bower and hereafter the pennant from our masthead will bear the name of Baker & Bower....

 

The Downs Chief pretends to believe that the Repub ...
October 20, 1888, Downs Globe (ID 2571)

The Downs Chief pretends to believe that the Republicans are about to organize a boycott on that concern, which doubtless originates solely in a diseased imagination. The real state of the case is that the people of Downs, in common with all other people, have no confidence in a paper that has no established principles, and they are dropping the Chief on that account. -- Gaylord Herald.

 

We see that the Harlan Enterprise will suspend pub ...
November 17, 1888, Downs Globe (ID 2576)

We see that the Harlan Enterprise will suspend publication next week. We are very sorry to note this fact for the people of that place are surely indifferent to their best interests. B. S. Thompson has been giving the people of that place an excellent local paper and they will not realize its worth until it is too late.

 

The Chief office is to be furnished with water con ...
December 15, 1888, Downs Globe (ID 2579)

The Chief office is to be furnished with water connections. We can't imagine for what purpose that Democratic emporium will use water.

 

The Cawker Journal has been purchased by Ferd Prin ...
January 5, 1889, Downs Globe (ID 2583)

The Cawker Journal has been purchased by Ferd Prince of Glasco. The first issue under the new management appears this week. The paper will continue in the old trail of Republicanism.

 

The Scottsville Independent has succumbed to the i ...
January 12, 1889, Downs Globe (ID 2585)

The Scottsville Independent has succumbed to the inevitable and announces this week is the last issue.

We acknowledge the receipt of a certificate of membership of the State Historical Society at Topeka through the contribution of files of the Globe.

 

Osborne is now going to kill the Portis Patriot fo ...
January 26, 1889, Downs Globe (ID 2589)

Osborne is now going to kill the Portis Patriot for favoring the removal of the county seat. They will have a big undertaking; they must kill everything outside of Penn Township.

The Globe office is now located in the Dittman building on the west side opposite the post office. If you are in need of job work or the best paper in the country for the least money, call and see us.

 

Next week, unless something occurs of which we at ...
March 2, 1889, Downs Globe (ID 2594)

Next week, unless something occurs of which we at present have no knowledge, the Globe will make its appearance in a new "dress." This will enable us to give more local reading matter and also greatly improve the general appearance of the paper.

 

We notice...that L. C. Headley, editor of the Hera ...
April 6, 1889, Downs Globe (ID 2599)

We notice...that L. C. Headley, editor of the Herald, has been appointed postmaster at Gaylord.

 

The county commissioners...disposed of the county ...
April 13, 1889, Downs Globe (ID 2603)

The county commissioners...disposed of the county printing for the coming year. The same to be printed by the Globe, the Osborne Farmer, and the Alton Empire, much to the dismay of the mugwump papers, among whom we noticed the Times and Chief of this place, to both of whom the county is surely deeply indebted.

The Portis Patriot makes its appearance this week under the management of Frank J. Mathews....

 

Our local department is somewhat neglected -- or r ...
April 20, 1889, Downs Globe (ID 2605)

Our local department is somewhat neglected -- or rather crowded this week, owing to the failure of type to arrive which we ordered....

The pop corn, whisky bloat, whose name appears at the head of the editorial column of the Chief, as editor and proprietor, but whose career as everyone knows, in the present capacity, is governed by the clemency of his many creditors and parties who have been in his employ and who he still owes, grows aggravated at us because we say he is treacherous, dishonest and deceptive. We are surprised at the manager of the Chief in trying to trample us under foot, knowing as he surely does that we can show him up worse, even, than the Osborne News recently did.

 

F. M. Evans, formerly editor of the Webster Enterp ...
April 27, 1889, Downs Globe (ID 2606)

F. M. Evans, formerly editor of the Webster Enterprise, will take charge of this office next week and warm the editorial chair now occupied by F. F. McBride, who accepts a position in the Railway Mail Service.... -- Bogue Signal.

The Printer Girl, published at Topeka...is a neat, artistically arranged magazine, devoted to the interest of lady compositors of the country, and is a great credit to any organization.

The editor of the Downs Chief, the duping, low lived, drunken hypocrite, throws a batch of his stereotyped slurs at us this week, thereby thinking to draw us into a protracted controversy. Were the subject worthy the attention of respectable people, we would consider it worth more than passing attention, but knowledge of this specimen of mankind -- an outrage and disgrace to a respected family, warns us of the possibilities of a controversy with so degraded, disreputable a person....

 

Considering the source, we highly appreciate the f ...
May 4, 1889, Downs Globe (ID 2607)

Considering the source, we highly appreciate the following compliment from the Paola Times: "The Downs Globe is the best local paper published in western Kansas."

 

The Globe reporter was wrongly informed last week ...
May 11, 1889, Downs Globe (ID 2610)

The Globe reporter was wrongly informed last week and stated that Q. R. Craft of the Times was at Marvin; we should have said he was at Colby competing in the examination for the cadetship at the Naval Academy.

We can but admire the true grit displayed by Mrs. Mark J. Kelley, of the Edmond Times, who, since the sudden disappearance of her husband some months ago, continues the publication of the paper with an improvement over its former self.

 

Mart Hoyt of Portis was a caller last Friday. He w ...
May 18, 1889, Downs Globe (ID 2612)

Mart Hoyt of Portis was a caller last Friday. He withdrew from the negotiations for a German paper at Hastings, and is on the lookout for another paper in Kansas. He is now owner of the Palace Hotel of this city. -- Cawker Record.

 

We acknowledge the receipt of a copy of the Almena ...
May 25, 1889, Downs Globe (ID 2615)

We acknowledge the receipt of a copy of the Almena Advance by James E. Garner, formerly engaged in the newspaper business at this place....

 

Ben Baker is making the Downs Globe the best newsp ...
June 29, 1889, Downs Globe (ID 2620)

Ben Baker is making the Downs Globe the best newspaper in that city, although he has close seconds in the other two papers of that place. Osborne County does not lack for newspaper people of ability. With three papers at the county seat which are known far and near as the best in the state; three at Downs, which are fully up to the requirements for that city; besides the Empire at Alton and the Patriot at Portis, thrown in for good measure, it would seem strange were none of them of more than mediocre merit. -- Portis Patriot.

 

Last week closed volume one...of the Globe and tod ...
July 27, 1889, Downs Globe (ID 2623)

Last week closed volume one...of the Globe and today it enters upon its second year. It is true that the year just passed has been one of everything but prosperity, notwithstanding this fact, however, in spite of the openly expressed sentiments of opposition that the Globe would only continue through the last campaign, we are still here.

 

J. M. Covert, traveling correspondent and represen ...
August 10, 1889, Downs Globe (ID 2627)

J. M. Covert, traveling correspondent and representative of the Leavenworth Times, made us a pleasant call yesterday afternoon.

During the coming six weeks, an authorized representative of this paper will visit the entire south portion of the county taking subscriptions to the Globe. We expect to, and will, before January 1st, 1890, increase our list to at least one thousand....

The Kirwin Graphic is the latest on our exchange list.

 

The Downs Times is taking on metropolitan airs; al ...
August 24, 1889, Downs Globe (ID 2630)

The Downs Times is taking on metropolitan airs; all home print, you know.

If the Globe is more interesting, has brighter and more able editorials this week, you must attribute it to the absence of the editor.

Ben T. Baker, editor of this religious weekly, has been spending the week in Kansas City. It shall be our aim, in his absence, to give to the readers of this valuable sheet the usual amount of moral, religious and scientific reading.

 

We want a good, steady boy, 14 to 17 years of age, ...
August 31, 1889, Downs Globe (ID 2632)

We want a good, steady boy, 14 to 17 years of age, to learn typesetting and such a boy can secure a position by applying at this office at once.

New Subscribers! During the coming two months it is our intention to add at least 500 names to our subscription list, and to those assisting us, we make the following liberal offer: Largest number of subscribers, before November 1st, New Home sewing machine. Second largest, $15 due bill for a handsome gent's gold watch. Third largest, $5 cash....

 

Miss Mary Bower is an efficient typo for the Globe ...
September 21, 1889, Downs Globe (ID 2634)

Miss Mary Bower is an efficient typo for the Globe this week.

J. W. Stewart, the good old Democratic soul who presides over the Smith Center Bazoo, was a delegate to the convention here last Wednesday and favored us with a pleasant call.

 

Uncle Jim Hagaman has turned out more newspaper bo ...
September 28, 1889, Downs Globe (ID 2636)

Uncle Jim Hagaman has turned out more newspaper boys than any man, to our knowledge, in northwest Kansas. Ben Baker of the Downs Globe, Ferd Prince of the Cawker Journal, and Cunningham of the Logan Republican all originated on the Blade in former years. -- Jamestown Quill. Not quite correct in our instance at least, Mark; we owe prosperity to an extent to brother Alrich of the Cawker Record.

The Cawker Times has enlarged to a six-column quarto to accommodate a large and increasing business. Cawker can support one good paper and the Times fills the bill in every sense of the word.

 

We are surprised to see the name of M. H. Hoyt as ...
October 19, 1889, Downs Globe (ID 2639)

We are surprised to see the name of M. H. Hoyt as editor of the Portis Patriot. Of course, we wish him all the success possible.

Fred Hulaniski, a well-known northwest Kansas newspaper boy, and at one time of this city, has taken hold of the Glen Elder Herald, after a suspension of a few weeks. We predict it will shine brighter than ever before; this is our wish at any rate.

The Chief, since the last issue, is several laps ahead of the Police Gazette, so far as low down vulgarity is concerned. There is nothing smart or witty in its would-be Sol Miller inclinations and respectable people are only keeping in the bounds of decency and the promotion of morality by discountenancing an attempt like Whitmore's at being over smart.

 

A vulgar item in last week's Chief of Downs is eno ...
October 26, 1889, Downs Globe (ID 2641)

A vulgar item in last week's Chief of Downs is enough to condemn it in the eyes of all good people who have at heart the engrafting of morality and purity in the characters of the youth of that community. -- Cawker Record.

 

We are glad to see that Lewis Hanback has connecte ...
November 16, 1889, Downs Globe (ID 2646)

We are glad to see that Lewis Hanback has connected himself with the editorial department of the Osborne Journal.

 

The Kirwin Chief and Graphic have been consolidate ...
November 23, 1889, Downs Globe (ID 2648)

The Kirwin Chief and Graphic have been consolidated under the management and ownership of Anderson and Lane.

O. L. Reed of the Kensington Mirror was married last week at Smith Center. Tink, here's wishing your married life will be one of unbounded happiness and prosperity.

V. Hutchings, formerly in the photograph business at this place, has purchased an interest in the Smith Center Pioneer.

 

J. A. Wright, formerly of the Criterion at Lebanon ...
December 28, 1889, Downs Globe (ID 2653)

J. A. Wright, formerly of the Criterion at Lebanon, has begun the publication of an independent paper there called the Journal.

 

The Osborne Farmer has been consolidated with the ...
January 11, 1890, Downs Globe (ID 2658)

The Osborne Farmer has been consolidated with the Journal, C. W. Crampton retiring from the firm. The new owners are W. S. Tilton and C. W. Landis. The Farmer is one of the best-patronized publications in the northwest, and also occupies a high standing among Western journals....

The Chief generates quite a stir because some of the patronage it has formerly enjoyed has been transferred on account of better prices and equally as good work. We humble plead guilty to the charge of thus robbing it.

 

In his own peculiar way, Hulaniski of the Glen Eld ...
January 25, 1890, Downs Globe (ID 2663)

In his own peculiar way, Hulaniski of the Glen Elder Herald comes very near striking a painfully true chord: "Several of our merchants are grumbling because the people go down to Beloit to trade with the 'windy establishment down there that do nothing but advertise and make a noise.' Serves you right! Why in the devil don't you advertise and make a little noise yourself instead of sitting around like turtles in the sun? Glen Elder can sell goods just as cheap as Beloit or any other town can, and does, but you have got to advertise your business and tell the people just what you are willing to do for them. No man who ever sat down on a stump in a pasture and waited for a cow to back up to him and be milked every got any cream yet."

The mechanical force of the Globe having joined the "grippe" throng this week, considerable work devolves upon the local chaser, that is somewhat out of his ordinary line of business. Hence the lack of local matter.

 

The Chief says "M. Hoyt arranged for taking charge ...
February 15, 1890, Downs Globe (ID 2669)

The Chief says "M. Hoyt arranged for taking charge of the Globe." yes, he did arrange; but not as someone will one of these days to assume charge of the Chief. Remember, we are here until after next week, to any and all comments regarding this change, that you may have to make, and would just as leave exchange a little history and reckoning as not.

 

Notice to Patrons. All accounts and money due this ...
March 1, 1890, Downs Globe (ID 2673)

Notice to Patrons. All accounts and money due this paper on book account and subscription must be settled at once to March 1st, as I have sold the paper to Martin H. Hoyt, who assumes possession March 1. A compliance with this request will a favor greatly appreciated. Respectfully, Ben. T. Baker, Downs, Kansas, Feb. 19th, 1890.

Good-Bye. Time changes all things. With this issue the present editor of the Globe transfers the pencil and scissors to the hands of our successor, Martin H. Hoyt, one of the founders of this paper, some two years since, who comes among you not as a stranger nor one that it is necessary for us to recommend. In thus severing our connections with this paper -- for which we have worked earnestly, and we are glad to say with an eminent degree of success, it is with no little feeling of regret. We fully realize the fact that in the course of what seemed plainly and honestly our duty, we have made some enemies and many good friends who we shall always appreciatively remember. But enough; thanking one and all for past patronage and favors, we ask only a continuance of the same for our successor, we are, Yours Truly, Ben. T. Baker.

 

Salutatory. Having purchased the Downs Globe, and ...
March 8, 1890, Downs Globe (ID 2675)

Salutatory. Having purchased the Downs Globe, and taken charge of the same, we come to all our readers and patrons this week with a most friendly greeting.

We have been a resident of Osborne County for several years and have taken a deep interest in the affairs of the county, and public affairs generally, and consequently do not come among you an entire stranger....This one thing at least we can assure our readers, that we commence our editorial work free from all personal enmities, having no old scores or grievances to settle with any man living. We shall endeavor to treat all justly and generously, and believe we shall be treated in the same way....We shall labor for the interest of the city of Downs in particular, and for Osborne County and the whole country in general....Politically we shall advocate the enactment of such laws as will insure to the benefit of the farmers, mechanics and laborers of all kinds, that grand source from which all wealth emanates....Yours Truly, Martin H. Hoyt.

We shall continue to publish the Globe at this place; it will not be moved from here, as some have stated. And we ask you all to come in and see us that we may be better acquainted.

Ben T. Baker, who has shoved the quill on this paper for nearly two years, took the train for Beloit Tuesday morning, where he will visit for a few days with his parents, and from there he goes to Wichita, where he has secured a position with the Wichita Newspaper Union.

 

E. R. Powell, quill shover of the Portis Patriot, ...
March 15, 1890, Downs Globe (ID 2678)

E. R. Powell, quill shover of the Portis Patriot, was in town yesterday.

Benjamin T. Baker was slinging type at the Times office a few days this week.

Clay Cross, typo on the Patriot of Portis, was in the city Tuesday and made this office a short call.

The Times states that W. Gerard of the Osborne News came down from Osborne Monday and took back with him the Globe's job press. We just simply say, Quinnie, that the Globe never had a job press; it belonged to the News. But we will soon have one and will be better prepared than ever before to turn out good job work.

 

Q. R. Craft, the infant editor of the Times, was t ...
March 22, 1890, Downs Globe (ID 2681)

Q. R. Craft, the infant editor of the Times, was taking in the sights at Osborne last Sunday.

I. Moore, formerly editor of the Alton Empire, was in town Monday and made this office a pleasant call.

Arch Collins has severed his connection with the Globe and is now clerking in the post office store.

 

The Western Empire came out last week under the ma ...
March 29, 1890, Downs Globe (ID 2682)

The Western Empire came out last week under the management of H. M. Fletcher, and we noticed a decided improvement in the appearance of that sheet.

 

Arch Collins, who has been with us for some time, ...
April 5, 1890, Downs Globe (ID 2684)

Arch Collins, who has been with us for some time, severed his connection with the paper Monday to accept a position as clerk in the post office at this place.

On account of not getting a printer until Tuesday evening, we are unable to give you as good a paper this week as we would like....

Geo. Brooks of Osborne, a member of the craft, left last week for Salt Lake City, Utah. He is a good printer and we wish him the best of luck in his typographical wanderings.

 

It is rumored that Frank Neeman will start an Alli ...
April 19, 1890, Downs Globe (ID 2689)

It is rumored that Frank Neeman will start an Alliance paper at Covert, he having purchased the material formerly used in publishing the Bogue Signal.

John Parks, the bright young editor of the Beloit Democrat, was in the city Monday and made this office a pleasant call. The Democrat is, under John's supervision, a first-class local paper....

 

Arch Collins is throwing type in the Chief office ...
April 26, 1890, Downs Globe (ID 2691)

Arch Collins is throwing type in the Chief office now. We are glad that he is going to remain here.

The Globe office will be represented by the local rustler at the editorial meeting at Mankato in May.

While in Cawker Thursday morning, we visited the Record office and were shown some very fine samples of bookbinding, done by Allie Alrich, who has a binding outfit connected with the office. His enterprise is commendable.

Ben Baker is now working on a daily paper in Colorado Springs....

 

The report that the Globe has changed hands is a m ...
May 3, 1890, Downs Globe (ID 2694)

The report that the Globe has changed hands is a mistake. The paper is, and will continue to be, under the management of M. H. Hoyt.

 

We have been farming this week, hoeing our corn.: ...
June 19, 1890, Downs Globe (ID 2707)

We have been farming this week, hoeing our corn.

We have received the Farmer's Aid, published at Covert, as one of our exchanges. It is a bright, newsy sheet, published, as the name signifies, in the interest of the farmer.