Kansas Weekly Tribune
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The Wa-Keeney Weekly World makes its appearance upon our table with a supplement containing an interesting account of Ness County. "Wa-Keeney" is the name of a new town in Trego County which was started a few weeks ago....It is named after the founders, Messrs. Warren and Keeney....It is edited by W. S. Tilton....
Col. John A. Martin was defeated last Tuesday in the race for mayor of Atchison, which shows how little regard communities have for the men who do the most work. No other man in Atchison has ever done so much to build up that town and to promote its material interests as John A. Martin, and no man deserves more at the hands of the people of that city. -- Leavenworth Times.
That is a fact. For more than 20 years, John A. Martin has labored as but few men ever did or will, or can, labor for the upbuilding of Atchison and for everything and everybody that could aid in the work....
Hints to writers
William Cullen Bryant once gave the following sensible advice to a young man who had offered him an article for the Evening Post:
My young friend, I observe that you have used several French expressions in your letter. I think, if you will study the English language, that you will find it capable of expressing all the ideas that you may have. I have always found it so, and in all that I have written I do not recall an instance where I was tempted to use a foreign word, but that, on searching, I have found a better one in my own language.
Be simple, unaffected; be honest in your speaking and writing. Never use a long word when a short one will do as well.
Call a spade by its name, not a well known oblong instrument of manual labor; let a home be a home and not a residence; a place not a locality, and so on of the rest. When a short word will do, you always lose by a long one. You lose in clearness; you lose in honest expression of meaning; and, in the estimation of all men who are capable of judging, you lose in reputation for ability.
The only true way to shine, even in this false world, is to be modest and unassuming. Falsehood may be a thick crust, but in the course of time truth will find a place to break through. Elegance of language may not be in the power of us all, but simplicity and straightforwardness are.
Write much as you would speak, and as you think. If with your inferior, speak no coarser than usual; if with your superior, speak no finer. Be what you say, and within the rules of prudence. No on ever was a gainer by singularity of words or in pronunciation. The truly wise man will speak that no one will observe how he speaks....
Sidney Smith once remarked: "After you have written an article, take your pen and strike out half the words, and you will be surprised how much stronger it is."
The Western Homestead -- The April number of this splendid Kansas monthly is on our table, and we are free to say that we have not for a long time sat down to a more appetizing feast of good things. W. S. Burke, the veteran editor and publisher, knows just how to cater for the tastes of wide-awake and intelligent readers....We are heartily glad to know that the Homestead is now on a sound paying basis....Published at Leavenworth at $2.00 a year.
The Emporia Sun, a very bright and creditable luminary in the Democratic firmament, goes into permanent eclipse -- Mr. J. M. Davis, the publisher, having sold out to Col. Sam Wood, who consolidates it with the Greenbacker, which has grown into a prosperous and influential newspaper.
J. E. Covel, editor and proprietor
With this issue, we present The Daily Tribune to its friends and patrons very considerably enlarged and, we trust, improved....We deem it fitting and proper to speak briefly of its past history, as well as its present condition and future prospects.
...The Tribune is the oldest paper in Lawrence -- and, of those now published, the oldest in the state of Kansas. The first number of The Kansas Weekly Tribune was issued by John Speer in October 1854, and the first number of The Daily Tribune in 1863, soon after the Quantrill Raid had laid the city in ruins. No other daily was published till years afterward. So that, in point of age, The Tribune is undeniably the "historic" paper of Lawrence and Kansas....It was an earnest and zealous "Free State" paper when the "Free State" cause was new and unpopular; it was earnestly "Republican" when the Republican Party was struggling into life; it enlisted under the "Reform" banner when the corruptions of the dominant party had made reform necessary,...and it is now by the logic of events and the deepest convictions of duty and conscience constrained to demand and work for the radical reform in the financial system of the country included in the National Greenback platform....The Tribune is now on a sounder and better basis than at any time since the present publisher became connected with it in October 1875.
The Kansas editorial excursion -- The editors of this state met in convention at Topeka on June 12th at 5:00 p.m. The convention was called to order by President King, when officers for the ensuing year were elected, and Lawrence was decided on as the place of meeting one year from the present time. Adjourned to 7:30 p.m., when we listened to the annual address by the Hon. T. Dwight Thacher of the Journal. On Friday morning, we were provided with carriages and, accompanied by the Knights Templar band of Emporia,...we were driven over the city. Left Topeka by special train on the AT&SF railroad at 2:45 p.m., arriving at Kansas City about 6:00 p.m., when we secured sleeping cars on the C&A Railroad for Chicago....
Noble Prentis was in town today...and called at the Tribune office and talked, and told funny stories for half an hour at least. He is exactly the same queer, cute and courteous gentleman he used to be before he went to "Yewrup" and wrote his funny book. We are glad to hear that he is going South on a visit to Savannah and parts adjacent, because he will be compelled...to write letters back, and we shall all have the privilege of reading them in the Atchison Champion....