Fort Scott Daily Monitor
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Vol. 1, No. 1. The Daily Union Monitor, published every evening, Sunday excepted, by D. B. Emmert.
Salutatory. We agreed to appear on the 15th. It is now the 16th, so that we are now one day behind time. We had not consulted the almanac and did not know that the 15th came on Sunday, and hence we made an engagement we could not meet, as we are conscientiously opposed to "visiting on Sunday." But here we are finally in all our magnificence and greatness. N. B. That last remark was "sarcassum." We acknowledge ourself small but, if those whom we visit will feed us well on "greenbax," we may grow....But, as the acorn cannot be expected to spring up and form the mighty oak without proper warmth and nourishment, from Mother Nature's bosom, neither can we be expected to grow rapidly unless we are, for a time, fed liberally with "pap."...
We have published the Daily Monitor only three days and it now has a circulation of 250 and rapidly increasing. Advertisers will take notice and govern themselves accordingly.
The Weekly Union Monitor will appear tomorrow. It will contain all the news up to noon tomorrow. To the daily subscribers, the weekly will be furnished once a week in place of the daily. After this week the weekly will be published on Thursday and after next week it will resume its original size -- a 32 column sheet.
We have received several copies of a little 6 by 12 sheet called The Journal, accompanied by a request to exchange. It is published by C. W. Goodin and D. L. Welsh, two boys, one 10 and the other 12 years old. We like to see enterprise among the boys....
Sheriff Jacks, during his tour thro the county, has kindly promised to solicit subscriptions from those who do not take the Monitor. We trust that every citizen of Bourbon County will be prepared to subscribe....An important military and political campaign is just opened and, if they would not be behind the times, they should avail themselves of the telegraphic and other news we offer them through the Monitor....
Our old friend, Tom Ellis, has withdrawn from his connection with the Paola Crusader and George W. Akers takes his place.
We are in receipt of No. 2, Vol. 1, of the Hampden Expositor, a neat little sheet published by I. E. Olney at the county seat of Coffey County.
We have had all sorts of bad luck since the Fourth. Part of the hands have been sick and unable to work; our rollers have given out and, owing to the exceedingly warm weather, it is almost impossible to cast one. But, worst of all, our pressman had the misfortune to "pi" one of our large forms, throwing the type into a jumbled up mess of about 150 pounds, small pica, long primer, brevier, nonpareil, display type of every description, &c. It takes a long time to remedy an evil done in about 10 seconds, and in order to get everything in a proper shape again we issued no paper yesterday. Our readers will please bear in mind that whatever days we fail to issue will be made up at the end of the time for which they subscribed....
A religious discussion commenced in Leavenworth on Thursday night between Rev. Mr. Mitchell, pastor of the Methodist Church in that city, and Elder Benj. Franklin, editor of the American Christian Review....The discussion will be on the subject of baptism and will last 10 nights.
*We are in receipt of No. 1, Vol. 1, of a very neatly printed paper published by P. H. Peters at Marysville and styled The Marysville Enterprise. It is edited by "the Marysville Editorial Association."...It reiterates the ridiculous cry about the Republican Central Committee being bogus. Otherwise, we can find no objection to it.
"Fort Scott Monitor. C. B. Hayward has sold his interest in the Monitor to D. B. Emmert, who will hereafter run the machine. The Monitor is a creditable newspaper, barring politics." -- Bulletin.
We have a new carrier boy. Heretofore we have depended on one of our compositors to carry the papers....Hereafter we shall be obliged to charge transient subscribers 25 cents a week.
*Hovey Lowman, senior editor of the Lawrence Journal, has disposed of his interest in that paper and gone to Michigan to reside.
We are in receipt of a new paper published at Burlington, Coffey County, by S. Prouty, formerly editor of the Neosho Valley Register.
Jake Stotler has sold the Emporia News establishment to Mr. Hunt....Jake...was one of the pioneer publishers of this state, a conscientious, high-toned editor through whose efforts the News attained to a degree of excellence unsurpassed in the state.
We are in receipt of the St. Joseph Daily Union, a new paper lately started at St. Joseph, Mo.; E. J. Montague, editor, and Hunter & Beach, publishers; a live paper and radically Republican.
We propose to start for Topeka next week, to be gone during the winter. Before going, we shall place the business management of the Monitor office into other hands; and, in order to close up our business to the first of January, we will visit during the week those to whom we are indebted, and those who are indebted to us, for the purpose of settling....
Kansas Journal. We are in receipt of a German paper with the above title, published at Leavenworth by L. Soussman and Co. We are not well enough posted in the language to judge of its editorial character, but our German friends speak very highly of it, and regard it just the organ demanded by that radical element of our population....The mechanical appearance is excellent.
The express did not arrive with our paper until Friday, whereas it should have been here on Tuesday. This will account for the failure to issue Thursday and Friday. We were away from the office on the day that the paper arrived and, not knowing that it had arrived, did not prepare any editorials or selections. We expect a large supply of paper soon, which will obviate the necessity for any irregularity in the future.
We are left without either mails or telegrams. The coaches cannot cross the streams, and the telegraph line is down. Will somebody tell us how to get up an interesting newspaper under such difficulties?
McReynolds & Kane have purchased the Paola Herald office of C. A. Colton and started a new paper called the Miami County Argus. Both of these gentlemen are practical printers...."Mac" is one of the best locals in the state.
Our old friend H. H. Johnson has revived the Baldwin City Observer. He has already improved it very materially.
Pay Up. If our city subscribers expect us to continue the Daily Monitor, they must pay up promptly in cash. We cannot possibly keep it up unless we do get the money. A very few have paid their subscriptions for the new volume.
The Lawrence Journal. The above paper has changed hands, Capt. James Christian and Milton M. Reynolds succeeding the former proprietors. The latter gentleman will assume the editorial control. He is a brother of Maj. G. A. Reynolds of this city. We occasionally met him in the spring of 1859 at Nebraska City, where he conducted the editorial department of the Nebraska News. They are both able writers.
*Buffalo Bill Taylor, formerly editor of the defunct Leavenworth Inquirer, has turned up in that city again. The Bulletin says: "We understand a party of true blue Union boys propose to serenade the old traitor. It will take place in the outskirts of the city. The Union League, the Abolitionists, and the men who stole the Kickapoo cannon will take the lead in the proposed ceremonies. A delegation of our most respected citizens of color will also participate in the proposed honor to the sneaking traitor...."
Our youthful contemporary, C. W. Goodin, has discontinued his littler paper, the Young America, on account of ill health. We recollect publishing a little paper with the same title as a boy, and we know it requires no small amount of labor, when he has other duties to perform, and our young friend exhibited unusual enterprise in keeping it up as long as he did.
"Fort Scott Directory. This is a neat and well got up pamphlet of nearly 100 pages published by D. B. Emmert of the Fort Scott Monitor. It presents the business of that flourishing town in a manner to arouse the pride of its citizens, and urge them to renewed efforts to promote its prosperity...." -- Leavenworth Bulletin.
Being without either mails or telegraph, there is no object in issuing a paper, and none will be issued tomorrow. Unless we get a mail, or hear of something interesting to publish, none on Tuesday.
The Osage Chronicle, after a trance of a few months, has revived in the hands of its...publisher, M. M. Murdock. We welcome the spicy little institution with pleasure.