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Editorial convention at Cawker City -- The editors of northwestern Kansas assembled at Cawker City on the 15th instant for the purpose of organizing an editorial association. There was a very fair turnout....The members of the press from the west were met at the depot by J. W. McBride of the Journal, and driven to the Whitney House....After breakfast, all assembled at the Grand Army Hall, when the business of the day commenced. H. A. Yonge of the Western Democrat was chosen temporary chairman, and Lew Headley of the Gaylord Herald temporary secretary. On motion, the association was named The Northwest Kansas Editorial Association. W. H. Caldwell, J. W. Bliss and J. H. Simmons were appointed a committee to define the boundaries of the territory and reported as follows: On the north, state line; on the east, to the east line of Washington, Clay and Dickinson counties; on the south, the south lines of Dickinson, Saline, Ellsworth and Russell; on the west, to the state line. It was adopted. The following officers were elected: W. H. Caldwell, president; Chas. English of Concordia, J. H. Simmons of Norton, C. H. Topliff of Osborne, and H. A. Yonge of Beloit vice-presidents; and L. C. Headley of Gaylord secretary. On motion, the membership fee was placed at $1 and the following persons were present and joined the association: Wm. Bissell, Phillipsburg Herald; Chas. English, Republican-Empire, Concordia; L. C. Headley, Gaylord Herald; H. A. Yonge, Western Democrat, Beloit; C. J. Lamb, Independent, Kirwin; W. H. Whitmore, Chief, Harlan; W. H. Caldwell, Beloit Courier; L. L. Alrich, Record, Cawker; J. W. Bliss, Independent, Greenleaf; J. H. Simmons, Courier, Norton; H. K. Lightfoot, Phillips County Freeman; J. G. Dodge, Beloit Gazette; J. W. McBride, Cawker Journal; C. H. Topliff, Osborne County News; G. D. Baker, Topeka Commonwealth; G. W. Reed, Salem Argus; Geo. E. Dougherty, Downs Times, and Al Sears of Concordia. W. H. Caldwell read the following resolution, which was unanimously adopted: Resolved, that this association, appreciative of the presence and influence of the originators of this meeting -- Dr. Jenkins of the Kirwin Chief and N. F. Hewett of the Clifton Review -- are hereby entitled to our grateful thanks....
The under man usually squeals. That is what ails the Chief, Dispatch and Record. They don't like the Pioneer or Herald. Poor fellows! We are sorry for you, but then you are all young and, when you arrive at manhood, you may outgrow present errors, i.e. trying to build yourself up by attempting to tear down the others. -- Smith County Pioneer. Ye Gods! Just listen. Geo. White of the Pioneer counting himself anything worthy of notice!...
Vol. 1, No. 1, of the Norton Champion is at hand, L. H. Thompson, editor.
Vol. 1, No. 1, of the Bunker Hill Banner, Frank J. Mathews, publisher, is before us.
The Oberlin Eye again puts in its appearance. C. Borin is its new editor.
Geo. Wood of the Kirwin Republican was shot at while at the case setting type one night last week. The ball struck him on the cheek, glanced off and buried itself out of sight in an iron press bed that stood nearby.
One year ago today, we first began publication of the Harlan Weekly Chief....We started with a circulation of 336; today we have a circulation of 634.... -- Walt H. Whitmore.
The best farm journal published in the West is the Golden Belt Farm Journal, published at Chapman. Fifty cents secures it for one year.
G. W. Anderson has discontinued the publication of the Smith Centre Pioneer. This makes three papers that has shot up the golden stair in Smith County in the past two months.
The Smith Centre Pioneer will again start this week, having been purchased by a joint stock company. I. Drummond will sit in the editorial chair.
Vol. 1, No. 6, of the Republican County Pilot, published at Cuba by W. S. Elliott, comes to us this week.
We did not attend the editorial convention at Washington, Kansas, last week, but we have had the pleasure of reading Mark Kelley's address to said convention, which was excellent. The next meeting takes place at Kirwin next November.
The first number of the Harlan Advocate came out last week, Dr. Brookens and G. C. McNeece, editors and proprietors. The mechanical makeup is very good....It does not present a very healthy appearance....People with horse sense must know that two papers in the town of Harlan cannot exist, and one of the two must soon die....Twenty months ago, we began the publication of the Chief at this place. By hard work, a liberal support from the business men of town, and some help from our friends, we have managed to exist....
We are in receipt of Vol. 1, No. 1, of the Harlan Advance, published at Harlan by McNeise & Brookins. It is a 7-column folio, fairly printed and ably edited. From its salutatory, we would naturally think that it had a very high object in life. But we are just a little afraid that it has another object in contemplation...to burst the Chief loose from her moorings....Unfortunately for the town of Harlan, the people have got into quite a fight...and we are of the opinion that the second paper in that place will not be a very powerful auxiliary in healing the old sores over. There is not room enough there for two newspapers.... -- Smith Centre Bulletin.
According to our promise some two months ago, we now present the Chief to our readers a seven-column folio. An increase of patronage has brought about this change....
Vol. 1, No. 1, of the Millbrook Herald, N. C. Terrell, editor, and F. J. Mathews, publisher, is on hand. It is a five-column folio, and crows long and loud for democracy.
Farewell -- The next issue of the Chief will be published in the city of Downs. We have been contemplating this change for nearly a year, because we thought we saw an opening for the Chief in a liberal, wide awake, thriving town. We have liberal people here, and they have done well by the Chief, and would continue to do so, but they are handicapped by a veritable "Old Man of the Sea," which is becoming a greater burden than they can bear and prosper under. We shall continue to furnish all the local news of Harlan for the benefit of our subscribers, all of whom we hope and expect to retain....We are not leaving Harlan because we are not doing well, but because we know we can do better. A feeling of sadness comes over us as the day of our departure draws nigh, as this has been our home for a dozen years....
Next week we will publish our last issue of the Enterprise for the present. We are very much in need of money, and desire all who have taken the paper for six months or more to pay their subscription in some way, either in cash or its equivalent....We do not intend to stop permanently, but only until better times.