Articles in database from Atchison Union: 11
Vol. 1, No. 1. Published every Saturday by G. O. Chase, editor. Commercial St., one door east of the Post office.
...I this week assume the editorial management of the Atchison Union, a new Democratic paper....This paper...will contain a summary of the earliest news, foreign and domestic....It will oppose that proscriptive spirit which seeks to abridge the constitutional privileges of those who have fled from the oppressions of the Old World to seek an asylum in the New, as being hostile to the rights of the citizen, and at war with the best interests of the country....While it will advocate the largest liberty of action consistent with the rights of the citizen and good order of society, it will oppose Mulatto and Negro suffrage. As our free institutions were reared by white men, for the benefit of the white race, political or social equality between the races would be as degrading to the elective franchise as it would be subversive of social order. Whether Congress does, or does not, possess the power to create or prohibit slavery in the territories is no longer a practical question in Kansas -- as, in the language of the Tecumseh Resolution, "the slavery question is practically settled in favor of a Free State beyond the possibility of further controversy."... -- G. O. Chase.
J. A. Martin, the talented editor of the Champion, will please accept our thanks for the courtesy and kindness which he has manifested towards us since we arrived in this city. Unsolicited by any one, he tendered to us the liberty of his sanctum, the privilege of his exchanges, and extended to us other favors which are gratefully remembered. So far as it regards state policy, we are as wide apart as the poles, but in those qualities which mark the gentleman and elevate the citizen, we trust there will be no difference of opinion between us.
We have received the first number of the Leavenworth Daily Herald, published in Leavenworth City by W. H. Gill & Co., and edited by W. H. Gill and Gen. L. J. Eastin....It is all new save its Democracy -- that is as old as Justice itself.
Our Aim. As the columns of this week's Union conclusively prove, this paper will not be devoted wholly to politics. We aim to make it acceptable to the general reader, and are determined to make it the best family paper in the Territory.
The Western Spy. This paper, erected on the ruins of the Sumner Gazette we suppose, has been received....It is Republican in politics and is published at Sumner by Barter & McBride. Henry Barter, editor.
Free State Republican. We have received the first number of this paper published at Kansas City, Mo., by N. T. Doane. The typography is good, its editorial are well written.
We have received one number of the Daily Evening Dispatch, published at Leavenworth by Josiah T. Hinton....We infer that it is neutral in politics.
Olathe Herald. We have received the first number of a new Democratic paper bearing the above title; Devenny & Griffen, editors and proprietors. It is a large and handsome sheet.
Newspaper Puffs. The "local" of one of our country exchanges gives the following schedule of tolls for the benefit of those who seek after "puffs."
For a modest puff, 3 juleps; for a tolerable good one, 1 box cigars; for a good one, 1 pair boots; for a very good one, 1 vest and 2 shirts; for a splendid one, 1 cloth coat; for a perfect sockdologer, a whole suit.
Leavenworth Daily Newspapers. The Daily Times is one of the neatest daily papers in the West. Its typography is faultless, its circulation large, and as an advertising medium it is one of the best in Kansas. It is Republican all over. The Daily Dispatch is an evening paper and is one of the most sprightly journals in Kansas. The Daily Herald was a large, healthy and vigorous Democratic paper but, like all past glories, we must number it with the things that were. If it still lives, we wish it health and prosperity....We have seen a fugitive copy of the Daily Register. It is a Republican paper but of its merits, or demerits, we know but little.
We are beaten in the senatorial district comprising the counties of Atchison and Brown. The people have wisely concluded that a good editor here is more important to them than a poor senator at Topeka....
Wm. H. Adams & Chas. Stebbins, publishers and proprietors. W. H. Adams, editor. G. I. Stebbins, local editor.
The new appointee, John A. Martin, has taken possession of the post office.
We had the pleasure Wednesday of meeting W. W. Ross, the gentlemanly and efficient agent of the Pottawatomies....
Fatal Affray at Leavenworth. We learn with the deepest regret of an affray which occurred at Leavenworth yesterday between D. R. Anthony and R. C. Satterlee, in which the latter was killed. Mr. Anthony is a well known business man of that city, and Mr. Satterlee was one of the editors and proprietors of the Herald. The difficulty arose in reference to an article in that paper contradicting Anthony's statement in the Conservative of an effort which he made to obtain possession of the secession flag at Iatan, and impugning his courage. Mr. Satterlee was an intelligent, industrious and worthy young man, highly respected by those who knew him, and his loss will be deeply felt in Leavenworth. He left a wife and two little children....
In withdrawing from the position which I have held as Local Editor of the Union for something over a year, I would desire to return my thanks to the citizens of Atchison....The editor, Wm. H. Adams, unites with a large experience in the business a full knowledge of the wants and capabilities of Atchison and the surrounding country.... -- George I. Stebbins.
Having purchased the interest of C. M. Stebbins in the Atchison Union...I would state to the patrons of the Union, as well as the public generally, that I shall conduct the paper on strictly Democratic principles.... -- Wm. H. Adams.