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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

Elwood Advertiser

Articles in database from Elwood Advertiser:    17

Vol. 1, No. 1. Published every Thursday morning by ...
June 25, 1857, Elwood Advertiser (ID 3262)

Vol. 1, No. 1. Published every Thursday morning by Fairman & Newman. Terms: Two dollars per year, invariably in advance.

Salutatory. In announcing the addition of a new recruit to the already crowded ranks of journalism, its ushers might well feel something of apprehension, lest in the sounding confusion of newspaper strife the tones of its feeble voice should remain unheard, or the force of its youthful pen-stroke fall unregarded....Journalism is always the accompaniment, usually the precursor, of enlightened enterprise....The great tide of emigration from the North, South and East is pouring in upon us; even the prairies of Iowa and Minnesota yield to our more genial clime their hardy settlers. The intestine strife consequent on ardent political feelings, which for a time threatened and indeed disturbed the repose of our people, has become now only a matter of history among us....

To one who has been in the newspaper business in the old states, where all the convenience the heart could wish, would have stepped into our office last week (which was under a large cottonwood tree), would have thought man was made never to despair. Although our easy chair was not as fine as usually grace an editorial sanctum, still we could not help admiring its neat attire. It was got up of the best cottonwood the county affords,...costing us only a few minutes labor. We first sawed out two blocks and then nailed a board across them, using only two nails and, by looking around carefully, we were lucky enough to find them....Nothing disturbed our solitude save the biting of gnats and the sun's golden rays. As the sun changed its position, we would change ours....Often while seated on our stool we have imagined we were Prentice or some other great men.

To Our Southern Friends. The junior editor of this paper being a Southerner by birth and education, we feel no hesitancy in asking the people of old Alabama to assist us in our enterprise. We wish no donations from any of our friends without giving in exchange a good neutral and family journal. Believing this to be the course, and the only way in which political prejudice can be broken down, we have hoisted the banner of neutralism, hoping to effect good in the end. The ultra course pursued by the leading men of both parties have placed upon the history of our country a dark and dirty page -- that time alone will be able to remove....As the furious clouds that gathered over our territory have been swept away by a conservative breeze,...we invite our Southern friends to come to this land of promise, feeling confident that peace and quietude is the motto of all....We ask the warm-hearted people of the Southern States to subscribe liberally to our paper.

"A Visit to Elwood....A building is also being erected for a printing office, where a paper is to be issued the 25th of this month titled the Elwood Times, edited and published by Fairman & Newman, two very worthy young men who have been recently connected with this office as compositors...." -- St. Joseph Commercial Cycle.

 

The White Cloud Chief. This conservative sheet, as ...
July 2, 1857, Elwood Advertiser (ID 3265)

The White Cloud Chief. This conservative sheet, as it so called itself in the first issue, certainly has forgotten a portion of the salutation that appeared. The editor said he had a choice, but would say nothing that might disturb the present quietude of Kansas. We regret to see the infant Chief among the first papers to censure Gov. Walker's remarks and would advise the editor, if he wishes to raise the banner of conservatism, to use as little censure as possible....

Advertiser book and job printing office, Elwood, Kansas. Having a large and well-selected assortment of job type, we feel justified in calling special attention to this branch of our business....Jno. S. Fairman, O. O. Newman.

 

Our Paper. We are indeed under many obligations to ...
July 9, 1857, Elwood Advertiser (ID 3270)

Our Paper. We are indeed under many obligations to our old and esteemed friends in Doniphan for the interest they have taken in our behalf....The kind people of old Alabama (the home of our childhood) intend doing a great deal for our paper....may prosperity and happiness every reign over the loved Sunny South....We also extend to the people of St. Joseph our humble thanks for the liberal patronage....

 

The co-partnership heretofore existing under the s ...
July 23, 1857, Elwood Advertiser (ID 3271)

The co-partnership heretofore existing under the style of Fairman & Newman has been dissolved by mutual consent. This paper will henceforth be published by John S. Fairman.

"When we came to Elwood...our curiosity was excited by the appearance of a sign which read 'Printing Office.' Of course, we could not pass by without taking a peep at the thing and bolted up to the door, which was open, and there beheld, scattered around in wild profusion, the editors, printers, devil and all. We never dreamed that there was another printing office in existence which had so much the appearance of the primeval state as our own, but now we are convinced that there is at least one more, and that is in Elwood. The editors (as all editors do), with a kind 'how d'ye do sir,' a smile and a bow, bade us walk in and make ourself as miserable as possible...." -- Geary City Era.

 

The Elwood Advertiser. This is the name of a new p ...
July 30, 1857, Elwood Advertiser (ID 3280)

The Elwood Advertiser. This is the name of a new paper published at Elwood, Doniphan County...by Fairman & Newman. The specimen that we have received promises well for the success of the paper, and from it we are disposed to believe that the Advertiser is inclined to be pro-slavery. We hope so and, if so, would recommend it to the patronage of our friends.... -- Leavenworth Journal.

We do not wish any one to think we are either pro-slavery or anti-slavery, as far as party politics are concerned. We claim to be independent in politics and religion, but reserve the right to discuss matters of that sort in a spirit of conservatism....

 

Tecumseh Note Book. We are in receipt of the secon ...
August 13, 1857, Elwood Advertiser (ID 3288)

Tecumseh Note Book. We are in receipt of the second number of the above named paper, printed at Tecumseh...by Samuel G. Reid....

 

Very much to our regret, and to the injury of our ...
August 20, 1857, Elwood Advertiser (ID 3291)

Very much to our regret, and to the injury of our tenderest feelings, our office, from its very establishment, has lacked that "sine qua non," an easy chair, and we have sometimes feared that this lack has made itself noticeable in our columns. For what inspiration can emanate from a dry-goods box? What but a heavy article can a man write when seated on a nail keg? And that dry-goods box and this nail-keg, dear reader, are just about all the conveniences in the way of chairs, sofas, divans "et id genus omre" that an inventory of our effects would show....Just in the gloaming of last evening, while busily engaged on the nail-keg aforesaid, we were surprised by an invasion: Major George S. Hough, without a note of warning,...marched into our office and, coming to a halt, with military precision, presented us with a splendid easy chair. And now, while we sit here in the Major's offering, at every period laying off and enjoying its unaccustomed luxury, till startled by that devil's cry for copy, we must confess that toward Major Hough we can't find...that we entertain a single ill feeling....

 

We regret that our paper is so long delayed in com ...
September 3, 1857, Elwood Advertiser (ID 3294)

We regret that our paper is so long delayed in coming out this week, but our sole apology is that we had no paper on which to work off the outside in season; as the good steamer Morning Star ran aground and fell short of her customary time. Next week, we shall be unable to publish our paper as we have our office to move and fit up for the coming cold weather....Our patrons shall lose nothing by our delay, as the Advertiser will be the more interesting from the leisure afforded the editorial corps (comprised of the editor and his devil) for reflection and the collection of their scattered thoughts.

 

Published every Thursday morning by E. Russell & C ...
October 1, 1857, Elwood Advertiser (ID 3305)

Published every Thursday morning by E. Russell & Co.

Ourselves. When we migrated westward and settled in Elwood, we little expected so soon to be inducted into the mysteries of the temple of "lamp black and rags;" but the first day of October finds us wielding the pen as editor of the Elwood Advertiser....Before the brethren of the craft, we would appear as a bashful neophyte just entering on new and untried scenes.

Our Non-Appearance. The past two or three weeks, we hope, has not led any to suppose that another experiment has been tried in the newspaper world and failed....Since our press was taken out of our building, and the house moved forward, it has rained almost daily, preventing carpenters, masons and plasterers from going on with their work. But the sun shines once more and our building is completed....The bad weather and the change in the proprietors of the paper must be our apology for so long a delay....

 

Semi-Apologetic. We trust our readers will excuse ...
October 22, 1857, Elwood Advertiser (ID 3315)

Semi-Apologetic. We trust our readers will excuse our late appearance this week....One of our hands had a chill,...followed by heavy fever; whereupon he borrowed a few cents and left to get some medicine; as he has not returned (two weeks elapsing) we suspect the apothecary gave him a powerful opiate (whiskey) which has knocked him blue. Owing to his absence, we have enjoyed the luxury of performing press work, which we hope our readers will appreciate when they remember that we began the printing business only three weeks since; besides we have set up three columns of this paper....

 

We welcome...the Palmetto Kansan, the prospectus f ...
November 19, 1857, Elwood Advertiser (ID 3329)

We welcome...the Palmetto Kansan, the prospectus for which we give below....It is published in the thriving city of Palmetto, formerly Marysville....The politics of the Kansan shall be strictly conservative and constitutional....$2 per annum...J. E. Clardy, Palmetto, Marysville P.O.

 

We hear some complaint that we have changed our ne ...
December 10, 1857, Elwood Advertiser (ID 3346)

We hear some complaint that we have changed our neutrality into a partizanship; this we deny. We are accused of having gone over to the Abolitionists and Black Republicans; this we deny also. We permit our personal politics in no way to conflict with our position as editor of a neutral paper....While we neither support the Republican or the Democratic party, we claim the right to praise or condemn their actions in any essential particular....

 

*"Elwood has an Advertiser, pro-slavery." -- Crusa ...
December 24, 1857, Elwood Advertiser (ID 3353)

*"Elwood has an Advertiser, pro-slavery." -- Crusader of Freedom.

We call that a "pretty good joke."...Our subscribers, some of them hereabouts, have threatened to stop our paper because we were publishing a "free-soil" paper....Another set have threatened to make martyrs of us by pitching our press into the "big muddy." We hope they'll have a proper regard for our "felinks" and select a warm day. By the way, Mr. Crusader, won't that entitle us to a seat in your "martyr gallery"? and how about the chance of thereby rivaling G. W. B----'s subscription list?...

 

The Palmetto Kansan. We have just received the fir ...
January 14, 1858, Elwood Advertiser (ID 3362)

The Palmetto Kansan. We have just received the first copy of this paper printed on the very confines of civilization; far eno' westward to have Cheyenne maidens for typos....We recommend it to all who desire to know what the westernmost of Kansas has to say. It is well and ably edited; price $2 per annum.

 

Daily Times. We are in receipt of the first number ...
February 18, 1858, Elwood Advertiser (ID 3371)

Daily Times. We are in receipt of the first number of this paper, edited by Champion Vaughan; it is a neat and readable sheet....Leavenworth now has a Daily Ledger and Daily Times.

 

Kansas Settler. This is the name of another Free-S ...
March 18, 1858, Elwood Advertiser (ID 3387)

Kansas Settler. This is the name of another Free-State paper, just started at the late Pro-Slavery town of Tecumseh....It is a neat, readable sheet.

We have received the prospectus of two papers about to be started; one, the Central Courier at Emporia, K.T., is to be Free-State with Republican predilections;...the other, the Clarion, published at Kansas City, Mo., is independent, H. Watkin publisher.

 

Western Argus, published at Wyandotte, is before u ...
April 22, 1858, Elwood Advertiser (ID 3398)

Western Argus, published at Wyandotte, is before us; it is a neat and readable sheet....