Cherokee County Newspapers
"History of Kansas Newspapers.... to 1916", Kansas Historical Society


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CHEROKEE COUNTY.

Organized, 1866; named for Cherokee tribe of Indians; originally called McGee county in honor of Mabillon W. McGee, proslavery leader; county seat, Columbus; area, 589 square miles, 376,960 acres; population (1915), 36,370; assessed valuation (1915), $27,711,031; resources and industries coa 1 , zinc, lead, agriculture.


COLUMBUS Population (1915), 3500; elevation, 895 feet; established, 1868; first called Center, then Centralia, and later named for Columbus, Ohio; industries coal mining, flour and feed mills, carriage and wagon factory, canning factory, brick and tile plant, machine shop, marble works, powder mill; has commission form of government; owns its waterworks system; has electric lights, telephones, public library; is in the gas and oil district; is on the Frisco and M. K. & T. railways.

ADVOCATE, Republican; N. H. Huston, editor and publisher, Columbus. Weekly. May 5, 1882 + . Daily [evening]. June 8, 1886 1887; 1895 Feb. 27, 1904; Jan. 3, 1910 + . Founded 1882 as Lea's Columbus Advocate, by A. T. Lea and E. A. Crewson; name changed in 1885 to Columbus Advocate, A. T. Lea, editor and publisher. A daily edition was founded in 1885 by A. T. Lea & Son, which was discontinued in 1887; in 1895 it was reestablished with J. M. McNay and Asa Lea, editors and publishers. Baxter Springs Republican, founded 1872 by A. T. Lea; moved to Columbus in 1876, and name changed to Cherokee County Republican, A. J. R. Smith, editor and proprietor; consolidated in 1877 with the Columbus Courier, under the name of Republican Courier, S. O. McDowell and A. T. Lea, editors and publishers. The Columbus Courier was founded 1874 by J. F. McDowell. In 1878 the name again became the Columbus Courier, S. O. McDowell and M. H. Gardner, editors and proprietors; consolidated in 1886 with the Border Star (2d), Columbus, under the name of Star and Courier, James Wilson, editor and publisher. Border Star (2d), reestablished in 1881, with R. T. Ballard, editor and publisher. The Star and Courier and the Star Courier continued until 1896, when it again became the Columbus Courier, with S. O. McDowell, editor, and Courier Printing Company, publisher. Columbus Republican (early history unknown, first issue in Society's file June 15, 1894, vol. 3, No. 30, J. M. McNay, editor), absorbed by the Columbus Advocate in 1894. The Columbus Courier consolidated in 1902 with the Columbus Advocate, and continued with W. A. Mitchell, editor and publisher.

MODERN LIGHT, Democratic; C. W. Grant, editor and publisher, Columbus. Weekly. Mar. 19, 1891 + 25 vols. Founded 1891 by J. H. Clawson.

QUESTION MARK, edited and published by students of the high school, Columbus. Monthly. Oct., 1912 May, 1913. 1 vol. Founded 1912 by the students. Not received by the Society since May, 1913.


BAXTER SPRINGS Population (1915), 1343; elevation, 833 feet; established, 1866; named for A. Baxter and the mineral springs found on the town site; industries mining, planing mill; has electric lights, waterworks, telephones, and mineral springs of medicinal value; is on the Frisco and the Missouri, Oklahoma & Gulf railways.

NEWS, independent; Charles L. Smith, editor and publisher, Baxter Springs. Weekly. Feb. 23, 1882 + . Founded 1882 by J. B. Rowley.


GALENA Population (1915), 5926; elevation, 870 feet; established, 1871; first called Short Creek; name changed to Galena, for Galena, 111., about 1877; industries mining, foundry, machine shops, stamping and smelting works, flour mill; has commission form of government; electric lights, waterworks, telephone, street railway; is on the interurban line to Joplin, Webb City and Carthage, and has two railways, the M. K. & T. and the Frisco.

ECHO, independent; edited and published by the Echo Publishing Co., Galena. Weekly. Aug. 7, 1913 -f- 2 vols. Founded in 1912; early history unknown; first issue in Society's file is vol. 1, No. 37, and gives Sara C. Scovell as editor and publisher.

REPUBLICAN, Republican; A. S. McNay, editor and publisher, Galena. Weekly. Jan. 19, 1883 + . Founded 1880; early history not known, first issue in Society's file being vol. 2, No. 6, L. C . Weldy, editor and publisher. Name changed in 1893 to Galena Republican, same editor and publisher. A daily edition was established in 1897 by Mr. Weldy; suspended in 1900.

TIMES, Democratic; H. C. McNay, editor and publisher, Galena. Daily (evening). Sept. 17, 1896 + . The Galena Times (weekly), founded 1890, D. R. Neville, editor, and C. T. Dana, business manager; suspended 1899. Galena Daily Times, founded 1896 by Cooke and W. L. Burke.


MINERAL and WEST MINERAL Population (1915), 1462; elevation 893 feet; established, 1882; first known as Cherry; name changed to Mineral in 1895 for mines found there; industries coal mining; telephones; is on interurban line to Columbus and Pittsburg and on the M. K. & T. railway.

MINERAL CITIES TIMES, independent; Charles W. Grant, editor and publisher, West Mineral. Weekly. Not received by the Historical Society.


SCAMMON Population (1915), 2364; established, 1884; named for four brothers who operated first coal mine there; formerly called Scammonville; industries coal mining; has telephones, city owns water system; is on the Frisco railway.


MINER, Democratic; A. McKinnon, editor and publisher, Scammon. Weekly. Jan. 29 June 25, 1892 [bound in Cherokee County Short-lived]; July 20, 1894 + . Founded in 1890; early history not known, first issue in Society's file being vol. 1, No. 42. The Scammon Globe, founded 1892 by Phil L. Keener; consolidated same year with the Miner, under the name of the Globe-Miner, Phil L. Keener, editor and publisher; in 1894 name changed to the Scammon Miner, Mr. Keener in charge.


WEIR Population (1915), 2159; elevation, 919 feet; established, 1872; named for T. M. Weir; industries coal mining, feed mill; has electric lights, water system, public library; is on the St. Louis & San Francisco railway.

JOURNAL, Republican; J. D. L. Waddle, editor, L. H. Waddle, manager, Waddle & Son, proprietors. Weekly. May 31, 1889 1895; Feb. 25, 1898 + . Founded 1887 by William Whitworth and George W. Woods; narm changed 1889 to the Weir Journal, S. D. Chamberlin, editor and manager. A daily edition was started in 1895 by Mrs. M. C. Rudisill, and discontinued same year.


DISCONTINUED NEWSPAPERS.

Columbus. . . .Border Star (1st). May 3, 1878 1880.
Border Star (2d). June 9, 1882 1886
Courier; Republican Courier; Star and Courier.
July 8, 1875; Jan. 13, 1876 1902
Democrat. Apr. 14 Oct. 27, 1876
Enterprise (w and m). Dec. 15, 1905 1908
Expository (m). 1884. [See Crawford County Short-lived]
Good News (m). Mar., 1901 1904
Journal Kansas Medical Society (m). May, 1907 1908 [See, also, Douglas county.]
Kansas Bee Keeper (m). Feb., 1881 1885
Kansas Prohibitionist. Jan. 1 Jan. 23, 1884: Apr. 8 Dec. 30 1886
News (d and w). Oct. 24, 1882 1883
Sprig of Myrtle (m). 1883 1885 . [See, also, Ottawa county.] Times. Jan. 6, 1881 1886 .
Vidette. Sept. 28, 1877 1878
Baxter Springs Cherokee County Republican. Dec. 16, 1893 1914
Delta. Mar. 31 Dec. 22, 1887
Enterprise (d). Jan. 26 Apr. 30, 1909
Ekselsior (m). 1879. [See Jewell county.]
Republican. June 2, 1876 1877
Times. Oct. 17, 1878 1880
Empire City Journal. July 23, 1896 1903
Mining Echo; Echo. June 2, 1877 1879
Galena Lever (d). Apr. 15 June 30, 1900
Messenger. Jan. 18 Oct. 23, 1879
Miner (1st). May 26, 1877 1881
Miner (2d). June 14, 1888 1889
News (d). Feb. 14 June 2, 1901
Post. May 16, 1895 1896
Post (d). Mar. 29 May 28, 1898
Republican (d) 1st. Sept. 29, 18971900
Short Creek Banner. Oct. 12 Dec. 27, 1878
Times. Dec. 12, 1890 1902
Mineral Magnet. May 7 Nov. 26, 1897
Quakervale Western Friend (m). Quakervale and Varck. 1880 1890
Scammon Globe-Miner. July 1, 1892 1894
Journal [scattering]. Aug. 8, 1903 1908
Weir . . ... Citizen. Sept. 19, 1893 1894
Coal World (m). Sept., 1896 1897
Eagle (1st). Nov. 17, 1887 1890
Labor Tribune; Weir City Tribune. Aug. 14, 1884 1901
Sun (d and w). Feb. 18, 1895 1898
Telegram. Dec. 28, 1905 1907
Tribune (d). Oct. 1, 1897 1898


SHORT-LIVED NEWSPAPERS

Columbus Avalanche. Oct. 28, 1875.
Baptist Banner. Apr. 8 May 30, 1887.
Courier (d). Nov. 28 Dec. 6, 1882.
Gospel Mirror. Sept. 18, 1880 May 24, 1881.
Journal. Mar. 5, 1874 Mar. 17, 1875.
Our School Journal (m). Dec., 1877 Mar., 1878.
Rural Educationist (m). Mar., 1877.
Western Luminary (m). Jan. and Feb., 1877.
Workingman's Journal. Columbus and Girard. Jan. 7, 1870.
Baxter Springs Cherokee Sentinel. Sept. 1, 1871 June 22, 1872.
Examiner. Sept. 14 Oct. 26, 1871.
News (d). Oct. 7-11, 1884.
Reunion Daily News. Aug. 25-30, 1891; Aug. 30 Sept. 4, 1892.
Sunflower State. Mar. 25; Oct. 14 Dec. 9, 1893.
Galena. . . . .Banner; Short Creek Banner. Oct. 12 Dec. 27, 1878.
Cherokee County Teacher. Nov. 16, 1891 July 15, 1892.
Christian Polemic (m). Feb.-Apr., 1879.
Our School Journal (2d). 1881.
Quaker Valley Ionian Casket (m). Dec., 1878 June, 1879.
Ionian Casket, Jr (m). Oct., 1879.
Scammonville Radical Democrat. Oct. 31 Nov. 28, 1885.
Baxter Springs Southern Argus. June 18 Oct. 8, 1891.
Galena Real Estate Guide. June 1, 1891.
Scammon Miner. Jan. 29 June 25, 1892.
Register. Apr. 10 Nov. 20, 1891.
Columbus . . ... Cherokee County Democrat. Apr. 2 Aug. 6, 1908.
Patriot. Feb., 1895.
Republican. June 15 Sept. 27, 1894.
Taxpayers' Appeal (m). May, June, 1895.
Baxter Springs Herald. Feb. 8, 22 and 29, 1868.
Reunion Daily News, Camp Logan. Aug. 30 Sept. 4, 1897.
Hallowell Enterprise. Nov. 1, 1895 Feb. 21, 1896.
Scammon Labor Journal. Scammonville and Rosedale. Apr. 25 June, 1885.
Miners' Journal. Scammonville and Rosedale. Mar. 21 Apr. 18, 1885.
Weir Journal (d). Mar. 23 May 5, 1895.
Republican. Oct.. 11 Nov. 8, 1895.






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