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Mrs. BuffniRton rind her dauehter, Miss
Maude, left for Denver, Colorado, yester
day. Mr. .T. E. Conklin, traveling freight
agent of the Rock Island, was in the uty
Judge Buekman, Messrs. Fred "Wilbur
and Ed Bedellion, -were up from Kingman
3'e.sterday on an appraisiugjob.
Mr. J. C. McLellan, sheriff of Kinsman
county, was in the city yesterday. Al
though a Democrat he has lrieuds enough
in the Republican party to land him in
Mrs. M. R. Dovle, who is quite well
known in the city, having lived here many
years, but who for some months has beeu
living at "Wallensburg, Colorado, arrived
yesterday and will spend some weeks with
her sister, Mrs. George M. Gray.
C. S. Meredith was arrested yester
day for sending threatening letters through
Yesterday's bank clearings amounted to
H09,CS9.2S. against $10S,21S.S0 the same day
one year ago.
The Hutchinson counterfeiters were
given t preliminary hearing before Com
missioner Sherman yesterday and the
ease continued until today.
Miss Mattie Fabrique entertained a se
lect number of friends last evening in
honor of her cousin, Miss Mattie Ash
brook, of El Dorado. Dancing, parlor
amusements and supper made up a de
The S. and B. club meeting and enter
tainment which was to have taken place
last Tuesda-, will be given on Tuesday
evening next. Sickness was the cause of
the postponement. Tho impersonator of
Pickwick was not sick, however, and will
be on hand when the time comes.
Mr. II. M. .Tohnsou, of Newcastle, Ind.,
son of Rev. Johnson, of this city, is mak
ing his first visit to Wichita and to Kan
sas. In a brief call yesterday he expressed
himself as well pleased with both city and
country, which he had been looking over
and studying for a week with an eye to re
moving here to engage in business. Mr.
Johnson leaves for bis home today.
Mr. F. T. S. Turnly, Captain Wood and
R. W. "Watrough were in tho city yester
on a flying business trip from Runnymede.
Mr. Watrough was also arranging another
Rugby football match, to be played
against a Wichita team, and we hear that
a satisfactory agreement has been made,
so that shortly we may expect the Runny
medo Wanderers in town again, and they
intend to give tho Wichita boys a hard
Will be the complimentary entertain
ment to be given tomorrow afternoon at 3
o'clock, by tho pupils of All llallows'
academy, in St. Aloysius' hall, corner of
First street and Fourth avenue. The large
number of those who are bound to attend
this and the increasing interest manifested
by outsiders forces the sisters to give this
entertainment in a largo and " roomy
hall. All interested in school work
should attend and enjoy themselves;
you are hereby assured beforehand of a
YES! KKDAY'S TIKE.
Yesterday afternoon about 3 o'clock the
fire alarm was turned in from the post
office. Although it did not 'prove to bo
very serious the boys got a good scare
Th department promptly responded and
in t i out with the chemical. It is sup
ncsel that alive coal loll from the stove
at d nulunllv burned its way through the
fli or without being noticed. About the
only damage was to the floor, which was
partly torn up in Older to extinguish the
lire entirely. No papers or letters were
KNIGHTS OF HONOK lSTALJ.ATIO
Last evening the Knights of Honor had
a public installation at their hall and the
followiug officers were installed by the
graud dictator, Robert Carson. Past dic
tator. Peter Getto; dictator, H. X. Ford;
vice dictator, Frauk Willianis; assistant,
dictator. W. P. McNair; reporter, J. Win
gard; treasurer, C. E. Jackson; guardian,
A. H. McL.ee. After the installation cere
mony W. R- Payne arose and delivered a
most excellent and appropriate address,
concluding with the presentation of a
check of ?J.00J to Mrs. Thomas Jewell,
whose late husband was a member of the
order, after which the festivities began.
The first on the program was a most ele
gant supper, such as only the ladies of that
order can give. At supper the council
man from the First ward demonstrated
his usual aptness in taking everything ia
Fight, with Clerk McXair a close second,
Enquire Mosley p'ayinc well the part of
short stop. Dancing and various amuse
ments among the children occupied the
balance of the evening until a late hour,
after which all returning to their homes
declared it to have beeu the most enjoy
able entertainment of the season.
A GOOD-SIZED CROWD AT THE OEAW
I0ED LAST WIGHT.
Speeches Made by J. M. Steen, of King
man, A. :L. Allen, of Topeka, H. L
Gordon and W. R. Payne In
tense Interest Shown.
It was decidedly cold last evening but
there was a large crowd at the Crawford
at the Resubmission rally. Mr. George H.
Blackwelder, president of the- Republican
Resubmission club, promptly at 8 o'clock
reached the stage accompanied by Judge
C. Reed, F.0M. Millard, of Leavenworth,
A. L. Allen, of Topeka, F. H. Martin, of
Topeka, J. W. Steen, of Kingman; II. W.
Alden, J. B. Evans and D. Stair, of To
peka; W. D. McCormick, A. T. Carpenter,
L. D. Skinner, W. A. Thomas, A. W. Oli
ver, After music by the orchestra Mr.
Blackwelder presented Judge C. Reed to
preside over the meeting, and in taking
the chair he spoke as follows:
Fellow Citizens The program for this
evening does not demand, strictly speak
ing, an address from myself, but with
your kind indulgence I shall speak very
When the executive committee of the
Republican Resubmission club of this city
invited me to presida oyer the delibera
tions of this evening I consented to do so,
because I regarded it as an honor to pro
side over any representative body of my
fellow citizens. I was induced to do so
likewise because I was fully in accord
with those of my fellow citizens who be
lieve that it is the right of the people to be
heard, not once but twice, and thrice if
necessary, upon any great question of
In view of the fact however, that I oc
cupy a judicial station I think it is due
myself to say that my presence here this
evening does not mean, and I do not de
sire that it shall be construed to mean,
that I am not in full sympathy with the
enforcement of the laws of this state; on
the contrary, in order that there may be no
misunderstanding I desire to state dis
tinctly that both as a citizen and an offi
cer I am in full sympathy with the enforce
ment of all laws, including the prohibi
tory amendment and all acts made in pur
suance thereof. When I entered upon the
duties of my position I took an oath to
support the constitution of tho state of
Kansas; Aye this oath without mental res
ervation, and I have never yet sought an
opportunity to avoid it in its fullest scope.
But while this is true it is equally true,
my fellow citizens, that I recognize and
make my obesience to an important fun
damental trutn, a principle upon which
rests all free institutions, and that princi
ple and that truth is that all laws must
emanate from the people, who alone are
sovereign. To use the strong accurate
language of our forefathers, which we find
imbedded in the declaration of inde
pendence: "Governments are instituted
among men, deriving their just powers
from the consent of the governed, and
that whenever any form of government
becomes destructive of these ends it is the
right of the people to alter or to abolish it.
and to institute new a government, laying
its foundation on such principles and or
canizing its powers in such form as to
them shall seem most likely to effect their
safety and happiness."
It is this fundamental truth, this sound
political principle, upon which rests our
boasted liberties, and it is tho observance
af this truth that must pieserve our free
To have a concrete case of these abstract
statements, 1 will say that there are peo
ple in Kansas, good people, honest people,
who sincerely believe (whether correctly so
or not is immaterial), that this funda
mental truth of free government, viz: that
governments "derive their just powers
from the consent of the governed," is being
daily violated in the state of Kansas. In
plain words, there are many people in
Kansas who honestly believe that the pro
hibitory amendment, and tho acts made
in pursuance thereof, are not endorsed nor
supported by the majority of the citizens
of this great commonwealth; and
believing thus they petitiou, they
urge, they demaud that this great question
of state policy be resubmitted to the peo
ple. And herein lies the alpha and omega
of tho resubmission movement in this
state; herein lies its origin, its strength
and its hope. This demand on the part of
the people is not accompanied, as I under
stand it, with any exptession of a desired
result in the contest which may ensue. To
myself the resubmission movement means
ouly what I have expressed and nothing
more, and as such I givj it my approval.
Let me inquire If this movement should
not commend itself to nil fair minded
members of the Republican party. The
movement is reasonable, the movement is
loyal. It is reasonable because it is based
and rooted in a great fundamental truth
upon which free government rests; a truth,
a principle by which and throuirh which,
as through an open door, prohibition was
compelled to pass before it reached the
free soil of Kansas. It is loyal because the
movement appeals ouly to Republicans
and is being conducted solely within party
lines. The spint of the movement is not
to rulo or ruin, but to enlighten and re
move the obstacles which lie across the
pathway of the great Republican Darty in
this state. Those who advocate it, if they
are animated by motives like myself, do so
because they desire to preserve intact the
principles of free government, and safely
keep on the track free from harm the great
We are told, however, by tho adver
saries of this movement, that no principle
of free government is violated by a refusal
of the people to be heard on this question;
that in opposing the movement we neces
sarily ascertain the will of the people. But,
fellow citizens, let us see if this is true.
Your common observation teaches that in
the selection of delegates at your, primary
elections who, in turn, in county conven
tion assembled select the delegates to rep
resent you iu the state convention, which
iu turn formulates the platform of the
party, a very few, or at least a small por
tion of the public participate, and it is
equally true that iu the selection of the
delegates at the primaries who, iu turn,
in county convention assembled, nominate
persons to represent you iu the lesrislati re,
a very small portion of the peoDle partici
pate, so that it cannot be said that all the
people have expressed themselves in a
clean cut way, through their deleaates,
in state convention assembled, and like
wise it can not be .-aid that all the people,
free aud uutranitnv.td from other consid
erations; have expressed themselves in the
choice for themeiniiers for the legislature,
for this very plain reason, that if the work
of the state convention on the pronounced
opinions of the cmuidates of the legisla
ture's not in harmony with the views of
the members of the Republican party they
are placed in this dilemma, they must
either vote with their party or be com
pelled to make this great question of re
submission a Democratic measure. Aud
this, in my judgment, means its death
blow, and consequently, as you must ob
serve, in either event, the tree, uutram
meled, full expression of the people is not
obtained. Let this question, therefore, be
resubmitted to the w hole people uude cir
cumstances where they cau express them
selves without restriction, and if the con
test ends favorably to prohibition then
piohibitiou is a majority principle, and
should remain in the constitution, where
it belongs. If, on the contrary, the contest
should be unfavorable to the cause of pro
hibition, then undoubtedly it is a miuonty
pnuciple tind should be out of the consti
tution, where it tioes not belong. In either
event the principles of free government are
conserved nnd the will of the people has
Taking this view of this matter I have
consented to preside over the deliberations
of his evetitnir, and now, as the presiding
officer of this meeting, I extend to you one
and all, a cordial greeting.
The chair appointed on resolutions L. D.
Skinner, A. W. Oliver and A. T. Carpen
ter. While they were making out their
report Mr. Wm. Collins give a resubmis
sion song, which was cheered at every op
portunity. One song was not enough and
the crowd insisted on another.
Secretary W. D. McCormick read a letter
from Judge Foster, of Topeka, as follows:
W. D. McCormick. Esq., Secretary Republican Re
Dar Sir: Your esteemed invitation to
he present and address your Resubmission
meeting on the loth is just at hand. I can
no be with you but am in full snnDatbj
with yonr purpose. There are two ques
tions involved iu this controversy even
greater and more important to our people,
and the system of government under
which we live, than the question of prohi
bition or license.
'I he first question to be decided is
whether on the free soil of Kansas a citi
zen has the right to express his honest
sentiments on this question adverse to
prohibition without receiving personal
abuse and vituperation. It is a question
of free speech against gag law. toleranco
and free thought against intolerance and
The other question is whether the people
can be trusted to decide their own policy
on this nnd other questions of great public
concern, or whether the whole mateer
shall be settled by a small junta of poli
ticians. We believe the people can and
should be trusted. Sincerely yours,
C. G. Foster.
It is needless to say the letter was given
a hearty welcome.
Mr. J. W. Steen, of Kingman, being in
troduced, said it give him ereat pleasure
to speak before a typical Wichita audi
ence. Referred to the fact that Seuator
Bentley was the first public man in the
state to come out for resubmission, and
that Colonel Murdock, of the Eagle, had
been the first leading editor of the state
who had come out for resubmission. He
referred to the formation of the state or
ganization, and gave assurances that
many clubs would be formed in the state.
He could not tell what effect the organiza
tion would hayo on a Kansas legislature,
for no power could foretell anything about
a Kansas legislature. But there was one
thing certain, that the people of Kansas
could bury some ring politicians and its
prosperity not be injured, and that this
would be done was easy and safe to pre
dict. He thought that prohibition was not
n success as far as keeping the people of
the stat8 from drinking. In Kingman
last year in ten months forty-two car loads
of beer were used, and in Leavenworth
they use intoxicants for irrigation pur
poses. It cost Kingman county over $11,
000 last year in attempting to enforce the
prohibition law, and it was not enforced as
shown by the torty-two car loads, and no
revenue. Yet the Kansas politician thinks
there is money and sobriety in the prohi
He thought it was not the part of a state
to look after the spiritual welfare of its
people and certainly an average Kansas
politcian has little influence in spiritual
affairs. The prohibitionists of Kansas
would want a prohibitory amendment on
tho ten commandments. The politicians
of Kansas kick on resubmission because
they are afraid they will lose their jobs.
Thought because a man wanted to express
himself at the ballot on a question that
concerned him he should not be called a
vagabond and an anarchist. The prohibi
tion law kept out the Germans but let in
the Irish for the latter felt like rustling
for a drink and could get it with a row
jnst as easy as with peace.
After music by the orchestra the com
mittee on resolutions through its chair
man, Mr. L. D. Skinner, reportod the
Whereas. For nearly nine years we have
observed the workings of the prohibitory
liquor law in the state of Kansas; aud
Whereas, Constitutional prohibition is
not a recognized principle of the national
Republican narty; and
Whereas, We belieVe that any public
measure in the hands of an enlightened
people is absolutely safe; and
Whereas, The Republican party has
over been the champion of freedom, both
of speech and press; and
Whereas, We are in favor of temperance
aud the enforcement ol all laws constitu
tionally enacted; but
Whereas, A very large number of people
throughout all portions of our state desire
to again be beaid on this question through
the ballot box; therefore,
Resolved. First That it is the sense of
this meeting that Governor Humphrey is
warranted in convening the legislature in
special session for the purpose of resub
mitting the prohibitory amendment to the
Second That as citizens of Wichita, we
are of the opinion that the infliction of a
system of metropolitan police, and an as
sistant attorney general, have not uided
the cause of true temperance.
Third That we are as capable, and as
willing to enforce our own laws as is the
state of Kansas to enforce them for us.
Fourth That we are Republicans, and
we have a right to ask relief through our
party, and this we propose to do, threats of
political crucifixion by ring newsoapers
and political bosses, to the contrary not
withstanding. Fifth That we gladlv except from the
above mentioned newspaper clique, the
Wichita EAGLE, and we take occasion to
publicly thank its editor for his manly,
generous and straitforward course in
meeting the real issue. There nre also
many other papers throughout the state
that we except from the above criticism.
Sixth While we claim for the Prohibi
tionists the freest right to be heard, we do
not feel that they are warranted iu assum
ing all the brains, all the honor, all the
patriotism, all the Republicanism, all the
morality, aud all the lespectability are
contained within the Prohibition ranks.
When the reading had beeu completed
there was liberal cheering and the Hon.
GeorgeJL. Douglass, spoke as follows:
I am requested by the gentlemen around
me to move the adoption of the resolutions
read, and I do so because these resolutions
embody a trio of principles upon which the
good people of this county stand and upon
which I propose to stand. Temperance,
the enforcement of the law, and coupled
with these, the eternal right ot the people
to be heard.
The first resubmission meeting in Wich
ita adopted resolutions favoring temper
ance and the enforcement of law, but de
manding the right to be heard upon what
that law shall be, and wo hurl back the
slander that we are either the bredkers or
the enemies of law.
Why should a Republican be for resub
mission? Because resubmission means
the right of the people to be heard, and I
notice by the morning papers that when
any prominent Republican announces
himself as "irrevocably" opposed to allow
ing the people this privilege he wisely fol
lows it up with a letter announcing his
intention of withdrawing from puolic life.
The demand for a rehearing of the pro
hibition comes from men who honestly be
lieve that the joint system is a detriment
to tho moral welfare of the state from
men who honestly believe that it is a vast
detriment to the material interests of the
s.fcrte from men who believe that it deters
from coming to this state vast numbers of
that useful and industrious German peo
ple to whom many other states owe so
much of their stability tmd wealth; and
finally from men who believe that, over
and above all minor questions, there rises
the great and overshadowing proposition
of loyalty to the American principle of
On the other hand, disguise it as they
may, the opposition to resubmission comes
from men who are afraid to trust the ques
tion again to a popular vote.
Talk with the most cousciencious oppo
nent of resubmission, question him closely
analyze his argument and deep down in
the bottom of his heart yon will discover a
lurking lear mat his siue inignu oeueieai- j
ed, ana tnereiore, ior mis reason, ne
doesn't want any vote at all.
Yet that man, honest though he believes
himself to be, harbors in his heart (uncon
sciously perhaps) disloyalty to the flag
that waves over him and treason to the
very theory of the government that makes
him free i
We are in the midst of hard times in
Kansas; thousands of people have lef ttour
state in the last two years, and we want
men men to till the soil and to add to the
wealth of Kansas.
In my judgment times will never better
until the tide of immigration sets this way
again; and it is the part of wisdom and
common sense that all the surplus energy
of those who are here should be directed to
this great end.
If the present movement shall result in
abolishing the joint system within our
strikes our borders and flows m steady j
streams to the north of us and to the j
south, you Will bare donjta, ffQrk. loriKautl
sas of which posterity will be oroud and
the very nfen who vilify us will rise up
and bless the men who had theboldess and
the candor to stand up for the right even
amid a storm of obloquy and abuse.
Mr. Chairman, I move the adoption of
The resolutions prevailed unanimously
and the chair iu a most complimentary way
introduced the Hon. A. L. Allen, of Tope
ka, 'who said after seeing Wichita he could
understand how it was wa3 that the re
submission movement originated in Wich
ita. The energy that built packing houses
car works, manufactories aud in short a
great city could not put up with the nar
row mindedness of the prphib crowd. He
referred to the fact that it was sent out
from Topeka that there are no resubrnis
sionists m that town aud also recalled the
fact that 1,500 Republicans in the town
had signed the resubmission roll. Xo
more prohibs go to the legislature from
He referrred to the Republican editors
saying not fdir elections south nnd also
saying they fear of a dishonest election
should prohibition be resubmitted. The
teacher's meeting in the city of Saints was
referred to in which was a banner "'not a
saloon in Kansas.', The resolutions of the
association were unanimous because they
were afraid to vote against the prohib
cranks. Thought it had come to a great
pass when a man in Kansas could not ex
press his opinion.
In Pennsylvania Republicans had given
prohibs a chance to vote on the question
and one claimed that prohibition would
succeed. Why should not the Republi
cans of Kansas be as liberal; the prohib
Republicans. Referred to the Republican
situation in Iowa because of the prohibi
tion question. And yet tho prohibs in
Iowa the other day shook tho red flag at
the Republican party. He suggested that
the prohibs leave the Republican party
and go some.vhere, where they belong.
The Republican party had batter die with
its boots on than to be smothered to death
by the petticoats of the short and long
haired prohib cranks.
Prohib papeis last year howled that
Shawnee county one term had no criminal
cases on the docket. The cases were there
but the out-going county attorney
did not like the criminal business
and did not prepare the cases. At present
Shawnee county has eighty-seven crim
nal cases. The speaker give the statistics
of Maine and Missouri, showing a com
parison in favor of the latter on crime,
taxes, pauperism, increase of wealth and
drunkenness. Also give some bimilar
statistics of Nebraska and Kansas.
In one county in Iowa over 1,500 Ger
mans left last year owning to prohibition.
Kansas last year had lost 53,000 people
while Nebraska had been gaining rapidly.
And as to drunkards less per cent than in
the city of saints. A difference in the
price of prohibition corn and Kansas corn.
Kansas prohibition had forced low
prices for products and high taxes.
Because Judge Foster would not believe
one paid spotter he was lashed by some of
the prohibition press, and the principle
maintained by Judge Foster was recog
nized by any and every lawyer.
" As to immigration, he referred to the
Germans turned from Kansas because he
left his country to avoid despotism. As a
result they with others were going to Tex
as on the south, or Nebraska on the north,
or anywhere but Kansas.
The speaker said the politicians coming
out of the state bouse were showint: long
er faces every day because they had discov
ered their little boat going down. Ee told
the "cat half way to h 1" story, and the
crowd somehow connected the state house
politicians with the "cat in the well."
He expressed faith in the good judge
ment of the people of the st.ite and would
be willing to abide by the result, no mat
ter what it was. He predicted that the
next twelve months would discover a
change in politics.
The speaker was often interrupted with
Mr. H. L. Gordon being presented, said
as a Republican he believed in the right of
petition. He could readily subscribe to
sentiment of resubmission. Not a ques
tion of what men belieyed on the question,
but the question whether or not people
havo a right to be heard on any question.
He was willing to submit any question to
the people of Kansas, should they want to
vote on it.
He read a letter from a gentleman in an
adjoining county who said he was for re
submission and many more were but they
were afraid to organize. They were afraid
to come out, afraid of cranks. The speaker
suggested that tho letter .would indicate
a great work for the clubs
They must stand personal abuse from men
who should be above that sort ot thing.
Suggested that papers violating Republi
canism should remove any claims to the
party. Was afraid that if the Republican
officeholders of the state refuse the right
to vote that the state would go over to
some other party. If was a question for
every county of Kansas and all the people of
Kansas. Thought the sentiment was
growing and next November the voice of
the people would bo heard. Was afraid
that without something being done Gov
ernor Humphrey had better drop 'on the
side of tho fence with Judge Peters.
Mr. W. R. Payne was called out and
said he did not like for a petticoat at To
peka to govern Wichita, and did not think
the people of Kansas on resubmission
would take "no" for an answer.
The Topeka sheets could stand by Mrs.
Kellogg if they wanted to, but the people
would in due time be heard. Ho inquired
if the Kansas politicians were a set of re
formers. Referred to the recent letter of Judge
Peters. Also concerning Governor Hum
phrey, suggested that he had better get on
the right side.
The average legislator liked prohibition,
and it teemed that last winter some of
them liked boodle, according to recent
evidence in court.
After a number of happy hits on the in
consistencies of prohibition cranks, re
ferred to the cost of prosecutions and the
lack of good results. Thought could not
regulate appetite bylaw or run people in
heaven. In Kansas had had more intoxi
cants shoved under his eyes than ia Indi
ana where there are saloons, it was
"scientific" drink morning, "medicin
ally" at noon and "mechanically" at night
according to St. John.
The people of the state wanted a chance
to engage in any business that
Kansas conditions would allow. It was
hard on the farmer to sell his corn for 10
cents per bushel and paying 15 cents a
drink of Missouri bad whisky. They had
commenced to understand ic fally and
were clamoring for a change. Prosperity
was the thing that was wanted.
The speaker said there were more joints
ia Wichita, that there would be saloons
under license. This was true all over the
state and it was time to admit it and deal
with each other honestly.
It was 11 o'clock when the meeting ad
journed and the facts were the audience
was dismissed white they were cries for
more speeches. The visiting gentlemen
said they never snw as much interest man
ifested and thought the resubmission
fever must be high to bring on. so large a
crowd oa so cold a night.
Melvin Bennett was brocghfc In ist
night from Cheney reported murderously
insane. He was discharged from the nsy
lum in November last supposed to be
THE POOR PEOPLE.
Not Many of Tlicm, Unt the Few Need Assis
In all probability there are fewer noor
people in this city than in any city in the
world of its size, but there are a few who
are very poor and must have assistance.
The subject is not new and has been dis
cussed and is still being discussed, but in
the meantime these poor people are suffer
ing the keenest privations. A board of
charities has been suggested, but when the
different churches were broached on the
subject a very prudent answer was made:
"Oar church is able to take care of its own
poor and it is reasonable to suppose other
churches will do likewise." Supposing all
that to be so, still the major portion of the
poor is left without any provision what
ever because the poor belong to no chnrch.
A little time bacs the Unitarian
church appointed Mr. J. L. Seward
of S13 North Lawrence to investigate gen
uine cases of distress, under its auspices,
and provide for them as best he could by
soliciting aid from charitable people. Mr.
Seward did not confine himself to any
class of poor people, but investigated all
cases brought to his notice and has done
some good work. He works iu conjunc
tion with Officer Williams and between
them they have doubtless earned the
thanks of many a fireless and supperless
mother. Officer Willia-us is able to secure
the fuel and food that is actually necessary
from Dr. Durand, under whom he is work
ing, and Mr. Seward has been able thus
far to secure the clothing and little extras
that are absolutely essential to existence.
The county officers daily go to their ut
most limit to assist the poor, but more is
necessary. In conversation with Mr. Sew
ard the following facts aud condition of
things were learned. "A very general
feeling prevails that if a person is desti
tute he or sho shoulu beconio a
county charge at once. That
is true m a few instances
and they do become county charges. The
professional poor do not suffer very much,
for they cry out in time to get assistance.
The worst cases of destitution are those
that come about by circumstances, aud
these are the cses I am trying to relieve.
There are not many of them, but the few
cases that exist are urgent. I find people
very liberal, especially when I am known,
and it is only right that strangers should
be suspicious. Recently some one repre-
tenting himself as engaged in this kind of
work secured considerable clothing from
different families and then sold it to a
second-hand dealer. It would be well for
people to make sure that they aro giving
to the proper persons before giving at all,
and I am willing to wait for any donations
until I can satisfy anybody that the goods
will be properly distributed. I havo no
trouble to get enough clothing for chil-
dren iu the neighborhood of 8 or 10 years
of ago, but I am in sore need of warm
female underclothing and infants' clothes.
If every church in the city would appoint
some one to work as I am doing the poor
might easily be provided for, and very
Upon being'nsked for a few cases Mr.
Seward mentioned tho following:
A Mrs. Paige, living on Mosely avenue,
hns four small children. In ordinary
weather she can manage to get along after
a fashion, but at this season of the year
she must have some assistance.
Mrs. Juli:t Bank, 40G South Fourth, has
three children, and being unable to pro
cure any work that she can do is natur
ally in a most destitute condition.
Near tho corner of Ohio and Fifteenth
lives a widow with six little children, all
depending upon her for support. It re
quires no stretch of imagination to com
prehend their condition.
At 231 North Washington lives a widow
with twin b..bies. She needs clothing very
badly, and the babies must havo warmer
clothes or they can not live.
"Between mytolf and Officer Williams
we keep these cases from freezinc and
starving. As soon as I cet better known
in this work 1 think we can keep them and
a few more in tolerable comfort."
In answer to questions Mr. Seward said
that he felt that in all upward of eighty
children were dependent upon the exer
tions of himself and Officer Williams for
the necessaries of lite. "Soma times we
find poor people who seem to be. ungrate
ful, but not often. It does not seem that
the bread of charity, which is always bit
ter, is very much to be thankful for. There
are hundreds living to day in comfort who,
before a year, either owing to sickness or
circumstances, may find themselves nnd
loved ones all eating the bread of charity.
What grace could you expect human na
ture to offer for such a meal, or what
thanks would they be expected eo return!
"I know a man of ability who came
down in the world, as the saying
is, but that misfortune was
nothing to him. He went among strang
ers and worked for a living at days work
for himself and family and provided them
with the ordinary comforts of life for
years. Although he could not get ahead
again he never complained, but hoped for
the best. Today he is a hopeless invalid
and the wolf is at his loor. What kind
of thanks would you have him return for
the bread of charity that keeps his soul
and body together and prolongs his physi
cal pains. Of course there are few cases
like thnt, but the majority of the cases
that come under my notice are almost
Before you go I will tell you of two
more cases. MT3. snyaer living at ,-iiv
Km,?h Tlnrirfl avMino on tha West Side, has
a sick husband and four children ranging
from ten years to one year old. They have
not enough in hpuse everything included,
to sell for a dollar The children sleep on
a pile of straw and have one blanket to
cover them. They have not even a stove.
I have been able to get one and shall take
it to them today.
A little more than a week ago I went
down to No. 531 South Moseiy to see one
of my protege's who informed me that he
did not need any victuals that day and
probably could get along all right for a
week or so -without any help. He added
by way of information that a lot of his
comrades were holding a banquet that
evening-and that be was sure he wonld
be handsomely remembered with what
was left at least. I called the following
day and could Fee that Fomethinz had
gone wrong, but the old veteran had no
complaint to make. I heard from a neish
bor that half a loaf of dry bread bad been
sent him in a soiled handkerchief the fol
lowing day as ni3 share of the banquet or
what was left.
ELECTION OF MKECTOKS.
The stockholders of the State National
bank met!on Tuesday and re-elected the
old hoard of directors, composed of the
following names: John B. Carey, P. .
Healr, Kos Harris, J. M. Allen, W. F.
Green, Peter Getto, L. D. Skinner, James
L. Lombard, George W. Walter, B. Lom
bard, Jr., J. P. Allen. Attorneys, Harris,
Harris & Vermilion. The directors will
meet this afternoon at 3.SQ for the ;parpoae
of electing officers.
On Tuesday a stAteznent of the year's
business was submitted to the ttockhcld
ers and received their approval.
Tho rainfall last year was upwards of
four inches in excess of the usual rainfall
ia this section, and the Indications are that
this year's rainfall wfli ticttd test again.
The conditions of last beasson areraorc
than likely to exii-t 3ain with jsai re-
1 .. ' MiMMMMMMMMMBWMMMMlMMMMMWa-MW
TO BEGIN THE NEW YEAR
We will nrepare ourselves to
Of our stock, and while getting ready for this, from now
until the 25tn of January, when we begin, we propose
TO MAKE LOWER PRICES
In all departments than ever hefora Everything carried
in our stock will he offered at
THE VERY LOWEST FIGURE
This means jut what it says.
It Will Pay You to Examine
And find out what we will do.
CASH HENDERSON. 132 North Main Street.
Wort of the KxecutlrJ Commltte or the Kc-
publican Kfnbmlsslon tlubo of
A state organ ization of tho Republican
Resubmission clubs of the state was form
ed yesterday and A. L. Allen, of Topeka,
president; Beecher W. Sterue, of Topeka,
secretary; P. W. Snyder, of Leavenworth,
treasurer. There were present at the
meeting A. T. Allen, F. II. -Martin. B. Ia
Stearns, J. B. Evans, M. W. Alden, 1).
Stair of Topeka; F. W. Willard, of Leav
enworth; J. W. Steen, of Kingman; W. L.
Forey, of Harper, and the members of the
executive committee of the local club.
The state was cut up into three districts
as follows: Topeka district, composed of
the Q'hird and Fourth congressional dis
tricts excepting Wyandotte, Saline, Dick
erson, Geary, Ellsworth, Fills, Logan,
Wallace, Gone. Trego.
Wichita district, composed of tho Sev
enth congressional district and the coun
ties of Chase, Butler, Elk, Chautuaqua,
Leavenworth district, composed of
the First congressional district and couu
ties not included in tho other two.
The object of tho division is to portion
out tho work of organizing clubs. It was
agreed to uso the following to head the
roll of membership in the formation of
REPUBLICAN RESUBMISSION CLCD
We, Republicans of do make,
publish and declare the following to be
our platform of principles:
First We are Republicans.
Second We are law-abidinc citizens and
we believe in the enforcement of all laws
Third We are business men nnd tax-
I payers, are fully alive to tho business in
terests of our county and tne state ot .Kan
sas. Fourth We believe that a majority of
the people shall rule, that tho voice of the
people should be respected; that this prin
ciple is the foundation of tho Republican
party. We believe that the present prohi
bition law of Knusas as enlorced Is inim
ical to and desiruetiveof the business in
terests of the state of Kansas.
Fifth We favor a calling together of
the Kansas legislature in extra session for
tno purpose of submitting tho prohibition
clause of the present constitution of JCau-
sas to the people lor tneir vote at tne next
election, so that they may have a reheariug
upon this question at the earliest possible
Sixth We earnestly solicit, in this
cause, the co-optration of all Republicans
in this county and throughout the state of
Therefore, If iilly endorsing tho forego
ing resolutions, we, tho undersigned Re
publicans, hereby form the Republican
Resubmission Club of and we
pledge to the above platform our earnest
support, our political iniluence aud our
Murray & Murphy open tonight for one
night ouly nt tho Crawford Grand. "Our
Irish Visitors" will make themselves wel
come just tho same as ever, and they don't
mind being laughed at. Because they get
into ridiculous situations one must not
suppose they nre not going to get out all
right in the end. Tho picco abounds in
good situations, and that is what tho Irish
come to this country to get, and it ii not
to Le supposed "Our Irish Visitors" will
get left. Murray nnd Murphy In this
piece rival any comedians on the stage,
and if you do not want to laugh you had
better not go.
CLEVELAND & HAVERLT.
Cleveland S-Haverly open Saturday.play
ing both matinee and evening. The follow
ing clipping is evidently intended as a
warning to the hotel:
"Some of tne landlords of hotel a who
"cater to tne profession" crimp the bill of
fare at tho table in the dining
room set aside for show foIkF. Sweatnam,
of the Cleveland Magnificent Minstrels,
says that he was told by a waiter in a
down east tavern, upon his calling for the
I fruit of the hen: "We don't servo etfgs to
I mincfrAlL " oiirl
minstrel, aud Billy luce relates that in
ban k rancisco the iare was so baa one any
at dinnerlhat one of the boy went out to
the proprietor in the olhce and asked for
"a quarter to get something to oat." He
FIRST 31. K. CilURCn.
Tee special meetlnc held in the First 1L
E. church hurt night was again well at
tended considering the biting sharpness of
the air and the slippery condition of the
walk underfoot. The subject considered
was the "Holy Spirit Convincing" and
conducted as a Bible reading by the pas
tor. Rev. R, T. Savin, proved to be a very
helpful and inspiring theme. There has
been a very marked advance in the tplrit
usl life of the congregation during the
past few days and the pastor feels encour
aged to belicTe that with earnest, united
effort on the part of members atu! friends
that not only wil! the First church be
quickened into new life and activity, bat
tnat the whole aty will b stirred op, and
thxt not only score but hundreds of soub
be brought into the kingdom of God.
Tonight the uobj-ct will l "The Holy
Spirit Witnessing" And let all member
and friends worfc with renewed sal ami
energy and make this one of the larsest
j and mott profitable raeetin;- of the irf.
Come yourselves, bring your neighbors
and friends, and thus be the means &' glv
Ing some thirsty one a cap of cok! war
is the 3!sters name.
RKAL. KSTjlTH MKX.
The real estate men held a emhoata
tic meeting in the Sedgwick buBdtat: y
terday tveninir, ex-Senator Kelly lfc tfee
chair. This was and sdjoaraed meeting
a-J the cotnmittc on by laws reported ia
favor of ths f jr.-axtion of a rml estate tx
change with a cod of by wwi tmr jsa gov
ernment. Tfce commit' rfort wb
adopted and scMrttr &t obc irjMr4
icdcdliK-tbe fotewic;: 32Hi paom a
the board ol JireM for "A firt year;
Frank Witoaras, A. M. WsaK, it. K.
Piatt, N. T, Nsidcrfasdcr, Georje I-
Reuse, E T. Allen, E. B, Ebert, Koht. IC
Wood, S. F. Hubbert, L B. Fernll, W. D.
McCormack, X. A. English and A. A.
Hyde all of this cty. A charter was im
mediately signed and forwarded to tho
secretary of statu.
A committee was also appointed to co
operate with the state Immigration com
mittee as follows: George L. Rouse, R,
-AI. Piatt. Rev. Hewitt, Frank Williams
and P. A. Rohrb.uit-h. The object of this
exchange is to advertise Sedgwick county
and Wichita real estate and to secure a
united effort to push tho general intrcls
of the city and county. 'Ihe meeting was
largely attended by tho best rsnl estata
men in the city.
B. F. Ellsberry, Esq., of Ironton. Ohio, a
gentleman who owns somo property inter
ests in Wichita, and who is a brother of
R. E. Ellsberry, of El Dorado, spent yes
terday in the city, accompanied by the
last named gentleman. Mr. E. Is a wide
awake, observant business man and In
vestor who keeps posted on tha dovelop
meut of the west, and especially n to tho
principal commercial points. Ho has just
been making tho rounds of the western
cities, including those of this state, and he
gives It as his opinion that Wichita's su
premacy nnd great commercial import,
ance are jnst as assured as at any time in
her history, and he says that ho has nu
property in Wichita forsalc
R. W. Millard vs E. T. Ward; Judgment
for plaintiff for fM0.40.
Stato vs August Prelson and Ilobort
Hohn was on trial by jury; verdict KHty
as charged. Tho sentence was passed,
$1 and cost.
In Merfclo vs Hays, motion for new trial
argued and overruled,
O. C. Hatch vs J. II. Pko;dlsinled.
Jennie L. Boachum sues her lord, Archie
Beachum, for a legal separation. The
plaintiff's first husband was yet living at
the tinio of marriage with defendant, a
fact of which sho was icuorant having
reason to believe otherwise at the time.
She left defendant for six months
and secured divorco from first
husband. Wa then Informed that
her second marriago was Irgal since a
divorce had ben granted- from her first.
She then returned to second husband and
does not know now whether she Is married
or not. If she is sho want? a divorce
and such consideration as tho court deems
A marriage license was Isued yesterday
in the probate court to Charles Knoblock,
of Stillwater, L T., nnd Mary L. Coyne, of
Derby. Judge Buckuer in tho parlors at
the court joined In marriage John II.
Stccker and Nora IJransont. both of
Wichita, Druggist jcrrjiifc grnr.teJ
to II Z. Hoffman und bond filed.
Bond of W. O. Goodwin, drugget, filed.
Second settlement of Edward Forward,
guardian of Wm. Jobbott, minor, filed.
In State ts Andy Wood the Jury return
ed a verdict of not guilty. State- va Ed
Stanley ot al, liquor vase, was on trial by
jury, which was still out when court ad
journed. Stat vs S. Herman ct al dis
missed. State v Thos. Fahey diflmtoicd.
S ta tc vs Jn m n Boem i d lm lxi. Stato v-j
Edward Edward Edmondwa disinfft.4eL
State vs Itatner et ai dlsmUwjd. State vn
Higglns dismlwed. Jf. Peachy v.i Anna
M. Johnson ct a!, judgment for plaintiff
for f!372.M. Union National bunk
of New Orleans, B. A. Cannon et l
judgment for plaintiff for 1218. American
National bank of Joufjdfttm vs A. Cninon
ctal.; Judgment for plaintiff for U.OK), v
Huut-jr in both coses.
The only arrest yesterday war. Joseph
Knight, charged with tHremieninr; to kill.
Andy Wood was the compiniaant. It
cmj that Knight wai not atUfld that
Wood wan truly rpntnt at on that pro
vlo he prornld to frg$re him for as
saulting hm -tif. Wood bad ben nqnit
Unl of the charge of artalt in the. common
pis comt. Jude 31useller dtd nt ecra
ider a man with so inneb Uieolx7 m
KaisUla dnntjeroni and refa&s! him.
Two drunh were commitixl U tb rock
pile to work oat fin wi several minor
cases oomp!otd ttoe dtiy'a vroric hi tnii
Basin&s w.xi unctually dull in the Jot
tics' courts yotcrdar. A eonpl ot trjtr
ranU were tatted from Jtuties Barrott's
court for small eu. lmt o zttiza. ili
t-; made before Uls xiUtznooc
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