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WICHITA. KANSAS. SUISTDAT MORNING NOVEMBER 24, 1SS9.
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123 to 127 N.
Christinas Handkerchief Sale
Beginning Monday morning, at 8:30, special
sale of Handkerchiefs.
Little need in telling you more about it. Its a hobby
with us to ha,ve the biggest and best handkerchief sales,
and tomorrow we begin it.
Untiring enterprise and unlimited resources enables
us to put out unusuaUy high values for a very little money
As usual everything in this sale is above criticism in
style and excellence. We also give away this week some
very handsome handkerchief boxes.
The highest novelties obtainable wOl be on display.
Come and see.
Well, there is a short story on Dress Robes, 16.00 and
$18. 00 patterns for $9.75.
Trimmed hats to take a tumble, 2o per cent oil and 150
to select from.
Come in the morning, if possible, afternoons the crowds
are large.
MUNS0N & MeNAMARA.
We
0 Not
Or sell worthless, rotten, moth-eaten auction stuff at any price,
or keep it in our store to deceive the people with. "We do not
make a great hue and cry over a cheap pair of suspenders for
five cents, and then ask twenty dollars for a suit of clothes
worth only ten. These and other similar schemes belong to a
class of dealers who are constantly scheming to deceive the
public and who have no business reoutation to lose.
It is a well-known and thoroughly es
tablished fact that we handle the very
best goods manufactured and cater to the
best trade.
And those who want the best articles can buy them of us at less
figures than they have to pay the aforesaid dealers for slop
made cheap trash.
WE SELL MORE
OVERCOATS!
THAN ANT OTHER TWO DEALERS IN THE STATE,
Because We Have the Best and Sell Them the Cheapest,
WE SELL MORE
ITS ftr MEN, BOYS and CBILDREN
THAN ANT OTHER HOUSE IN THE WEST,
Because we have earned a wide reputation for superiority in
trim, fit and price of these goods.
WE HAVE GOT MORE
FINE IMPORTED UNDERWEAR
THAN ANT OTHER FOUR HOUSES INTHE STATE;
Too much for our own good. We have got to sell it and have
marked it all down at a fearfnl sacrifice to unload it. We adopt
no copied ways of letting people know our Roods and prices.
We go on our own hookas Leaders should. BT GIVIN& GREAT
BARGAINS we manage to keep our store thronged with cus
tomers. COLE & JONES,
The One Price Clothiers,
20S, 210 and 212 DOUGLAS AVENUE. WICHITA, KANSAS.
MUSIC HATH CHARMS
To Soothe the
And even so has our store charms
to attract the lovers of Art, Beauty
and Literature. Last evening,as usual,
our store was crowded to its utmost by
the elite of the city, admiring the
largest, most varied and beautiful line
of Holiday Goods ever exhibited in
the state. We have chartered the
Italian Band who will discourse sweet
Strains of music to our friends every
Saturday night through the season.
ROBINSON 4 CHAMPION,
' Emporium of Art and Beauty."
Sedgwick Block,
Main Street.
andle Trash!
Savage Breast
Wichita, Kan.
PHILADELPHIA
STORE,
S. W. Cor. Douglas ave. and Market
Oar great reduction sale still
goes oil
We must have the space for
the display of our Holiday
Goods. Great bargains in Black and
Colored Silks at less than man
ufacturers' cost.
At 90c a yard, 22-inch Black
Gros Grain Silk, well worth SI. 25
At 90c a yard, 20 pieces Color
ed Silks, all the leading shades,
we cannot replace them at 81.40
At 81.25, 5 pieces Black Ar
mure stripes and brocades, an
entirely new weave, they are
well worth 82 a yard.
Black dress goods, the largest
assortment in the city. Prices
always low.
Mohair Brilliantines in blacks
and colors, 40-inch, 40c a yard;
regular price is G5c.
Half wool, 3-4 and double
width Cashmeres, at 10, 12 1-2
and 15c; any of them are worth
25c.
Flannels reduced in price.
Cotton flannels reduced in
price. Domestics reduced in
price, and our entire stock of
Table Linens and housekeeping
articles all share in the same re
duction. We have too much stock and
need the space, and intend to
reduce if low prices will do it.
TVe have sold a great many
wraps during the past week,
Jackets are nearly closed out,
but very few on hand, but our
stock of plush wraps, Newmar
kets and Directoires is very
complete, and we are going to
sell them if cutting on prices
will do it.
With every purchase of SI,
you get a chance in the 81,000
iuusjc xoa. Kjiiu ami see it.
jL -t- Jl-L JL jLI
VICTORY !
Let it be Inscribed on the Blood
Stained Banner of Truth.
The Great Give-Away Scheme Conducted by
A. A. POST
At 405 E. Douglas Avenue,
J
The salesmen are all kept so busy Felling
goodsand civing awav the presents that it is
Impossible to keep track of and write a list
of the articles given away, and some do not
want their names published; therefore, no
more lists will be given. Two diamond
studs, four gold watches and seven silver
watches have already been drawn, besides
a great many other articles such as silver
cups, berry dishes, castors, knrvea, fork",
siooti3, clocks aud jewelry of various kind'?,
and the beauty of it is the presents are given
right on the spot without waiting until some
future time to draw them.
A present is given with every cash sale of
$3 or more, and the great sale is rushing on.
There are gold and silver watches, dia
monds, ciocks, silverware aud jewelry of all
kinds yet to be given away, and the list of
prices given below of a fejv articles will
show that goods are to be sold cheaper than
they can be bought elsewhere:
Genuine Rogers' silver plated
Knives $1.75 per set.
Genuine Rogers' silver plated
Forks S1.75 per set.
Genuine Rogers' silver plated
Tea Spoons S i.25 per set.
Genuine Rogers' silver plated
Table Spoons $2.00 per set.
Eight Day Alarm Walnut
Frame Clocks S4 00 each. Other
dealers sell the same clock tor S7
Uick.e Alarm Clock S1.25 each
Other dealers sell tha same forS2
Watches that other dealers sell
for So. go for S3; SIO watches for
S7; S20 watches for $15; $5u
watches for $35, S100 watches
for S70. Diamonds and Silver
ware at same reductions.
A few foolish ones will ray this is only an
advertising scneme und give it no attention,
but the
WISE WILL COME
And ereat will be their reward. So if you
waut to be one of the lucky ones, come
at once to 405 East Douglas ave.,
Wichita, Kansej, and see
A. A. POST.
BOOM I
THE RESULT OF VIGOROUS TCORE
AT EUXNY3IEDE.
A Substantial Town Bnilt Up in
the Period of Eight
Months.
Comer Stone Laying of the New Episcopal
Church a Memorable Event in Its
History.
A List of Business Men and Residents
A Bright Puturo Evidently in Store
for the Rapidly Growing City
More English Capitalists Ready
to Invest -Items from
Cities of the Happy
Valley
Special Dispatch to the Daily Eaele.
HuJTCrMEDE. Kan., Njt. J. Last Tues
day was quite a red letter day in the an
nals of Euunymede, as on that day the
corner stone of the new church was laid
by the Rev. Dr. Beatty, of Wellington.
The church has been a. long felt waut
amongst the colonists, and we are pleased
to be able to report on its commencement.
Some two years ago Mr. Furuly to
gether with his sister. Miss Furnly, first
started the idea of an Episcopal church at
Runnymede, and thanks to their efforts,
backed up bv the other colonists, the
church is now an established fact. About
i p. in. tho visitors commenced to arrive,
and a few minutes later the proceedings
were commenced by the Rev. Doilor. Af
ter a hymn had been sung by those present
the preacher gave a short outline of the
history of the Episcopal movement in the
United States, and remarked that the
church at Runnymede was the iirst church
of the name of St. Patrick started in
America. The reverend gentleman then
proceeded to lay the stone, and the pro
ceedings of such great importance to Run
nymede came to a close by the singing of a
hymn, during which a collection was
made, which realized $11.35. Among
those present we noticed: Mr. Furnly,
Miss Furnly, Miss G. Furnly, Captain
Percy Wood, Mi. and Mrs. Leton,
Mrs. Macmangle, AVasborn. Dr. and Mrs.
Eraser, Mr. Hobliu, and the following
vestryman: Messrs. Faulkner, Wat
mouch, Leton. Aud Messrs. Pigott,
Breilin, Newton, Stugers, M. Lobb, Myors.
Nixon Renshaw, W.Smith, Jones, Burt,
Francis Deldaset, Dr. Holmes.
The church will cost some $1,300 and
will be dedicated on December 19, by the
Right Rev. Elisha Thomas, Bishop of
Kansas, when it is to be hoped all the
numerous friends of Runnymede will
make an earnest endeavor to be pres
ent.
During Tuesday a steeplechase wa3 run
on the Runnymede track over eight fixed
jumps, one mile in extent. There were
three entries. Mr.f Mug'Ts Archie, 175
pounds; Mr. Hoblyn's White Cloud, 145
pounds, aud Mr. McGregor's Daisy 145
pounds. All got away to a good start,
but at the fourth jump Mr. McGregor
came to grief, but soon remounted and
commenced a stern chase, but JMagill and
Wale came down together to the last
fence, when Wale's mount came to grief
and deposited Mr. Wale to mother earth,
where he remained. Magill sailing in tho
easiest of winners, with McGregor some
few lengths behind.
IMI'KOVEMKXTS AT KUX'XY.M EDC.
It has been something over emht months
since our last visit to Runnymede and the
English colony people, and we must say
that the new improvements are beyond
my sanguine expectation". Then it was
merely a postoflice, together with a little
blacksmith shop, and today it ranks way
up in the good, solid eer enterprising
towns of southwestern Kansas. Thero
been erected an elegant three-story hotel
building with all the modern improve
ments, aud in fact will be one among the
very best hotels in Kansas. The building
is 75x140 feet with an ornamental porch
the full front. The building will be ready
for occupancy within ten or lifteen days
and when the Gun Club boys of Wichita
or any other sports want to have a first
class time in every respect Runnymede is
certainly the place to go as the boys
down here dou't do things by halves;
also an elegant Episcopal church building
which cornerstone was laid as above
stated and is very handsomely designed.
A large building to be occupied by Dr.
Frazer and Mr. Watmough in the drug
business. The doctor is a number one
physician and Mr. W. a whole souled bus
iness man. The new store building built
by Mr. Tumley has been stocked and they
are enjoying a splendid trade for some
months.
Mr. Harvey Meyer, who has only been
over from the old country a few months,
is encaged in the hardware business and is
building up a tine trade.
Mr. Pigott is running a firt-class meat
market and has the hearty support of the
entire city and community
Mr. Fred Foyer is proprietor of the large
red livery, feed and sale stable just across
the street trom the Runnymede Arms ho
tel. He informed us that he was compell
ed to build an addition to his barn to ac
commodate the trade. ,
A large nursery ha been plan ted ad
joining the town by Messrs. Tumley Sz
Wade.
An art and photograph gallery is now
under contract,; o be operated by Hancock
Bros.
The coal yard and general freighting
business is conducted by Messrs. Faulic
uer& Stewart.
Mr. H. Blood Smyth, of 3-iimerick. Ire
land, u putting in a large public library,
which is of vast interest to the entire
colon v.
H. S. Litsey is proprietor of an ex;ensive
eating house and all one has to do to see
he is succeeding in business is to eat a
meal at his place.
Mr. R. W. Watmougb. since coming to
this country, has engaged in the dry roods
and general merchandise business and is
today doing a business which almost any
merchant might be proud of. Mr. W.'s
success is largely dne to his, although
being an Englishman, still having the in
terest of American industries at heart.
Among the many interested in sleek
raising whom it was oar pleasure to
rnwt were Messrs. L- N Mac 11, G. W.
Francis, R. H. Slack, S. Burt, H. G. Hob
lyn, W. M. Lobb, Ed- Dorrington and
Grant Gorton, and Captain Wood, pro
prietor of the carriage and repair sbop
The above named gentlemen are among
those who have built and are now doing an
excellent business. Aside from the many
new enterprises which are now arranging
to locate at this English city are the fol
lowing: A milling company, creamery
company, soda water manufactory, by
Major Section, and last but not least a
sugar plant.
JIORE CAPITALISTS COMIXG.
Mr. F. G. S. Tumley is at
present communicating with several
English, capitalists who are coming
to this country soon, to visit the English
colony at Runnymede and to investigate
this and other large financial enterprises,
and the writer's candid opinion is, there is
no country that offers brighter induce
ments for handsome profits than this rich
country of ours; further we will say, no
community or class of people are doinc
more to bring men of means, who by such
may increase their capital, than are the
Deople of Runnymede, of which Mr. Tum
ley is the medium through whom this val
uable work is being done. The site of
Runnymede is a most beautiful one, and
of sufficient area to build a city of ten
thousand, who can view from their own
dooryards thousands of acres of beautiful
rich" bottom lands lying on either side of
the lasting stream of the Chicaskia. Al
ready a large number of trees of
different varieties have been pur
chased and will be planted everywhere
that will add to the beauty aud comfort of
her citizens. Among the late arrivals from
the old country who have already or will
in the near future engage in stock farming
and ranching are Messrs. J. Newton and
Denison, of Scarboro, Eng.; Messrs. II.
"Way. A. Pierce, J. Goodrich, J. McBlaine,
H. Bredin, E. Ross, HancocK Bros, and
others too numerous to mention on ac
count of space, from all parts of the United
Kingdom. The above boy3 have reaped a
benefit by coming over before the advance
in farm lands.
Your correspondent was entertained
over night at" the ranch of Mr. F. J. S.
Tumley where music, supper and lunch
are parts of his generous habits, and we
hope te be present at the opening of the
big hotel, as we have become pretty well
acquainted with the folks and are some
what stuck ou their way of doing things.
JUBILEE SUPPER.
Special Dispatch to the Dally Ecle.
Chexey, Kan., Nov. 23. A jubilee sup
per was giveu by the scholars of the pub
lic school last night, at which all the deli
cacies of the season were furnished, to
gether with plenty of fresh oysters on the
side. The supper was given in the Witten
brick building on the corner of Main and
second, aud was crowded to overflowing
from the hour of 6 to 10 o'clock. Many
times during the evening the room was so
crowded that some could get in only
by regular turn. The supper was given as
above stated, and the proceeds are to be
appropriated for some necessary fixtures
in the school rooms.
It was an excellent supper and every
body had a uood time and a nice little
profit of some $20 or $"25 was the result.
After the supper a social hop was in
dulged in at Walps opera house till the
wee hours of today.
Messrs. Hock & Martin, grain dealers,
are handling a great deal of new corn just
now, for which they are paying 14 cents.
Your correspondent has talked with al
most every business man in Cheney upon
the question of resubmission, and we leel
.safe in saying that nine out of ten are
heartily in favor of resubmitting the ques
tion. Some are strong prohibitionists, but
say if a number of the citizens waut it,
then why not- resubmit?
ITEMS FROM GARDEN CITY.
Special Dispatch to tho Dally Eucle.
Garden City, Kan., Nor. 23. The
farmers of Finney countv, Kansas, are
elated over the prospect of n flouring and
feed mill at this place. R. T. P. Dodds,
of Hastings, Mich., has contracted with
the city council to put in a mill with a
capacity of 100 barrels of Hour and twenty
five tons of feed per day, with a 50,000
bushel elevator, mill to he completed by
July 1, 1890.
There is also a prospect of the early
completion of the Nickle Plato railroad to
this place.
Hon. D. M. Frost, of Dodge City, Kan.,
the newly appointed register of the United
States land office at this place, has entered
upon the duties of his office.
THE LAST CLAIM RELINQUISHED.
Special Dispatch to ttic Dally Easle.
GULHKIE, Ok.. Nov. 23. At noon today
the last contest against tho townsitu of
Guthrie proper was relinquished, that of
Edgar Jones. O S. Rarick. James Huff
man, Yolney Hoggatt and I. C. Weaver
withdrew their claims yesterday. The
people are jubilant and property prices
are stiffening. A bill will be framed at
once providing for patents to lots through
the mayor, and a committee will take this
bill to congress next week to ask its im
mediate passage. They will carry a peti
tion signed by even property owner in the
city. It is believed" that such a bill can be
put through congress before January 1,
in which event property holders will get
towiwte deeds to their lots early in
January.
WORKING TOR IRRIGATION.
A Plan Being Punned for Bringing the
Matter Before Congress.
TOPEKA, Kan.. Nov. 23. Judge J. W.
Gregory, of Garden City, was in consulta
tion with Governor Humphrey yesterday,
for the purpose of agreeing upon a plan
for bringing the subject of irrigation in
western Kansas before the next congress.
It has been demonstrated that the rainfall
in that section is inadequate, and without
relief by irrigation agriculture can not be
a success. A committee will be sent to lay
the matter before congress. Judge Greg
ory said: "When once thoroughly devel
oped oar water supply will not only fur
nish us an absolutely ready and ample
amount of water for irrigation, but wid
be the source of a vast deal of wnter
nowtr lor manufacturing purposes.
The amount of land which
I expect to ee fully supplied
with water from the underflow, which is
the chief source of supply referrrd to, will
not be less than 4,000,UA) acres aud poMb!y
double that area in southwest Kansat
Tne same system will al? reclaim million
of acres in Colorado, Northwest Texa,
New Mexico, Western Nebrask. the D.i
kotas, Montana and elsewhere that would
otherwise be forever without an adequate
or reliable supply of water for pnrpo-cs
of irrigation. W hat I mean by the under
llow .s the vast heet of water which un
derlies the Arkansas valley and the Mine
is foand under the Platte and other
streams which is o ner to the surface in
the immediate river valley that la easily
and cheaply tapptd by means of opn
fountains and run directly out upon the
ground. This has been tried and work
admirably."
WILL PREVENT THE MEETINGS.
DCBLIX, Nov. 23. Arrangements hTe
been in progress for several days for the
holdinc o meetings in Kilkenny and
Waterford tomorrow in memory of Allen.
Larkm and Gould, who were rt&nged for
the killing of Policeman Brett in Man
chester in 3 The goveramnt today
issued a proclamation forbidding the
holding of the meetings. The projector
of the demonstration, howeTcr. announce
that they will not abandon their pjans
and forces of police have bttn ordered to
no!d themselves la readme todipcr
any gatherings at the pLac& earned.
FOSTER'S REASONS.
THE JUDGE STRONGLY IS FAYOR
OF RESUBMISSION.
Morality and Commercial Pros
perity Made to Suffer by Glass
Legislation.
The Saloon Recognized by Strict Regula
tions Preferable to a System That
Lrnores It.
Statistics Proving That Crime Is Not
Diminished by Prohibitory Enactments
Republican Safety in "Work
ing for the Success of the Re
submission Movement A
Clear Statement from
a Practical Stand
point Spocial dispatch to the Daily Eaele,
Topeka, Kan., Nov. &. The following
letter was presented to Judge Foster on
the 15th and today ho makes the answer
which succeeds it:
To Hon. C O. Foetor, Toptk.-v, Kan.:
Wo. the unJetlKnctl Keiub".lcan.iml citizens of
Topeka. fully tellevinir Uut prohibition h. len
dotrimoiunl to tho lcst lntcrcot-t or our state anil
city. and tliat the time has arrlvuil forthe rumple ot
Kunsato seriously ronsltlor tho lulvKilnllty ;
chanceof policy. Intend organizing nlteratimi-Mim
Republican clult In this city, iteposlne irre.il conn
dencelaour ability and Integrity, as almoin voir
known loyalty to the bei-ilniorest-H of lh Kepubllran
party, we would besl.id to bo faTorwl tith jour
views touching prohibition and the step we now pro
poo. Yours respectfully.
h. c u.vdsat,
j.Ualii:,
l-'KANK llEItALn,
J. A.MriALU
J.W. K-ASKKL,
H. M. L LHl It.
s. H. Williams,
IMI. Mahti.n.
l'UED . JIIL1.CIL.
JlAA It KLMIV,
And othurb.
JUDGE FOSTER'S REPLY.
To A. L. Allen, H.O. Lindsay. Frank Herald and
and others:
Gentlemen Your complimentary ad
dress, accompanied with a request, for my
views on the oresent status ot prohibition
and resubmission came to hand. 1 havo
hesitated whether to comply or decline.
There is a spirit of intolerance abroad
toward all sentiment adverse to prohibi
tion, and no one likes to draw on himself
personal abuse or misrepresentation. If
the fact would be accepted that uiuoty
nine men out of every hundred are sincere
ly iu favor of temperance, sobriety and
good government, but honestly differ as
to the means best adapted to that end,
this subject like other questions of public
policj' might bo discussed without bitter
ness or personalities. When we consider
the tidal wave of literature, judicial, ec
clesiastical and political, case upon the
country for many years past singing peans
of praise to the glory of prohibition, it
would seem to be treason to investigate
the real facts and see how much of truth,
aud how much ot fiction there are in it.
No one can sincerely deny the evil of in
temperauce. nor cau there be much said
for tho saloon except that its recognition
with proper restraining legislation may Iks
less harmful to the habits and morals of
the people than a system that ignores it
altogether.
After eight years of constant endeavor,
aided by the most extraordinary legisla
tion, it must bo admitted that constitu
tional prohibition in Kansas has failed to
accomplish what its friends promised and
expected. The criminal courts and jails
are still open and full of business and
there is no decrenso in tho demand for
police service, nor has the system estab
lished itself in tho confidence of the peo
ple. We may admit that it has reduced to
a greater or less extent the quality of
liquors consumed in the stn'e. We must
further admit that in some localities tho
saloon has been driven out of uxisUuce.
When this has been said, substantially
ail has bev,n said for prohibition in Kan
sas. The habit and appetite for intoxica
tiug liquors are as great as ever they were.
It has become forbidden fruit and thus
stimulates the perversity of human nature
to taste it.
In the hotels, on the railway cars, in
business places, the inevitable bottfe is
brought forth with some light jesting re
mark about prohibition. Thero is an air
of insincerity and hypocrisy about the
whole buninens that mint disgust thoo
who upport it from a deep conviction of
duty.
For a while the saloons all over the state
disappeared as an ostensible business, and
the traffic found its way into cellars nml
back rooms.
The saloon proper gave way to the
"joint" and the "restaurant," the bar
tender was jostled off the stage by the
'bootlet;c:er." Of laU the law falling
into disrepute. the disguisu has
grown thinner and thinner.
In many places the saloons are permitted
to run on payment of a monthly stipend
denominated fines, or forfeitures. The
last election demonstrated the fact that the
law has les support in the country than
in the towns.
CP.LME KOT DIMINISHED.
It has been iterated and reiterated tbat
crime has ben diminished. Jy.'t ui -xmn-ine
this question and make comparison
between Nebraska, a saloon state, and
Kansas for live years pat.
In ISSj Kansas had a population of 1.20S.
502, with a pnvin population of 678. being
one to every l.ftrso.
In S W Nebraska bad a population of
HO.OiTi, with a prison Dopalatton of 290,
beiug one to evtry 2.800.
In ISm Kansas had h prison population
of ;S. increase in tbrt;yaars 215. In the
same year Nebraska had a prison popula
tion of 2'r, increae Si
In 1S-'j KaaA bus an estimated popula
tion of l.TW.WO. with a privon popttLuton
of Mi. being one to every I.IOJ. is Sf
bra-ska the estimtted papnlatuin for 15
i l,2iO,OC0. with a pn-on rop0103
252, b-ing one to eyry 3.300.
IT3 EJTECTS ON COHMKUTE BAD.
How has prohibition affected tbevxrioa
Industries mm! maniciphtie of tfce ta?
All control in the traffic in liquor, and
all revenue from t&at vocrce, a also all
control of it police force, bare be-ta lakes
away from the larg cities, and taxnUoo
has IxrgeJy increased. How ha Jt affected
the farmer, whrc dot ht? profit corn In
It ha closed at !ea.t one market for au
corn and his hQ&; It b efcsl aotber
fur his barley jiad bt hop, if fc hx "Hj: it
ha.8 Cispoiled h! vineyard aad hu orchard,
for the juice of the apple contain tae
poUon.of alcohol And cem coder the ban
of the law apple sacc. nowTrr. iuJl
on the free lit.
How hx it affected tbett t large? It
has turned fde diu of fcjutJy ad in
dustrious people with brawn and muscle,
who till the soil and develop the wealth of
the state, and given instead an army ot
soft handed non-producers who live by
looking after the habits and morals of
their neighbors. It has brought forth a
brood of special class legislation bristling:
with pains- and penalties fines and impris
onment. Aud above all, it alms a blow at
the natural liberty of the citizen and de
bases bis manhood. No good citizen of
any spirit can pass the ordeal of procuring
a pint of liquor at a drug store for medic
inal purposes without feeling humiliated
and degraded. Fie on a law that treats
the citizen as a malefactor and unworthy
of trust and confidence. The true theory
of our government is to accord to every
person the greatest manner of per
sonal liberty, holding him accounta
ble for the abuse of that liberty.
It may well be questioned if it Is the true
theory of any government to restrain, hu
miliate and hedge in with penalties, ninety-nine
good citizens in order to remove
temptation from one debauched member.
Tho pood physician applies his remedies to
thesore, and not the well flesh. What rea
son have we to hope that the result of leg
islative prohibition in Kansas will be oth
er than the same failure it has proven
whenever tried iu this country for tho pasc
fifty years? Morality by act of the legis
lature backed up by an iraconium code will
not be accepted by a free people as tho sin
cere, pure article. But some one asks aro
you in favor of restoring the saloon J Other
things being equal I would say no. But
if every other consideration is to be sacri
ficed I say, with proper legislation, yes.
It is not worth while hero to discuss tho
question whether there is a mid
dle ground botweeu prohibition
ou the one hand and the saloou
on the other, and yet it may bo worthy of
consideration. Is there of necessity a bond
of union between the manufacture and
sale of liquors for general purposes and a
place where it shall be sold by tho dram
as beverage?
Our prohibition friends must not as-
sume that they have a monopolv of all tho
intelligence aud morality in the land.
"Dost thou think because thou art vir
tuous, thef e shall be no more cakes and
ale?"
At least thirty-six states of tho union
recognize the saloon as a legitimate busi
ness; and it would be presumptuous to as
sume that the people of all tho.e stater
would suffer In morals, on comparison
with onr prohibition advocates.
The localities where prohibition suffered
most in the late elections lu the New Kng
land states, was at the seats of kvtrning nud
great educational Institutions, nud us to
material prosperitj', we need not. go far
over the eastern or western bordrr of our
stat to find cities that have far outstnp
led us in wealth, commercial Importance
and municipal greatnetts.
THF. I'KOlT.It COCllSE.
In nij opinion a very proper course for
Republicans who favor resubmission is to
work for it through their own p.irty. To
do this it is right to organize within tho
party such members as hold similar viowit
on the subject to work for its success 1c
matters but little whether It rcaic-
through a constitutional convention, or
by n direct vote on this question nlont.
Whether you should go as far as your
opponents havo frequently done and
threaten to do, I. c, vote for no man who
holds views contrary to their own, Is a
matter for you to decide, considering tho
importance of the matter involved.
It must lx kept in mind that prohibition
is uo more n tenet of Republican faith
than is your religious belief, or the place of
your birth or tho color if your hair. It
has been repeatedly iejeetrd by th
national Republican party. Tin' people of
the state must lc pcrmlttd to decide their
own policy lu this, and all other mutter,
and any party that seeks to stifle the volci
of the people will be speedily consigned ti
oblivion.
Unless I very much misread the ulunn of
the times, it is rapidly lwcornin a case of
the politicians against thu popIc, and lu
that contest the politician will lecclvo a
repetition of the lessons of l2.
You can place the most unlwmdfd faith,
on the ultimnte verdict of the people, and
I predict that verdict when rendered will
consign that curious aud dlnreputablo
brood of class leginlatlon railed the Mur
ray law, the Metropolitan Police law, thi
grand jury law, and the jury commission
law et Id KemiH omiif, to the junk moti)
of the historical society. .Sincerely yotira,
(J. l. Fotrrui.
THREE TO ONE
Poll of tho Sentiment at Marion on ths Bc
mbnmsion Qneation.
Sporta! DWpntch te th lihXlr B".
MAitlox, Kan., Nov. 2ft.Your ccrrs
hpoudi'nt niadft a thorough canvass of
Marion today on tn rolibinilon ques
tion among the business olemontof turn
place, "taking them Just as they oame."
and the following is tb result. From thj
standpoint of a prohibition town tb re
suit is urpriing:
W. W. Ca-i. Klgin hotel, for rrnbtnt
sion. F. Ixiwis, p-tmair, against r"Mibrniv
Mon. Paul Jojiwc, for constitutional conven
tion. C. K. HuUorfleld, marshal, for rc$ub-
B. S4efnT, dry stood, for mmlmiUsla-j.
Jofcepb lJcfc. jowelor. for rebiiion.
ivera Kiddi. hook Uirc, ngn!nt both.
T. V. Brown, acatatt tiotfc.
John MoCarty. auctioneer, for resob
m Union.
Cburies Richards, lunch eounUir, for xc
inbrnision. W. .McKdd-n, for rcitMMikin.
JepJi Thorn, ittftnbtr dsttior, Smr con-
fctltOtiOOAl OMIYMllfa.
J. RobtatiOts, tnwHt 4w!ar. for reiobrni
siow. William Sboifi-. bormkrt, tor r-
1 K. Ptwry, grooor. for rmbmkrMa.
W. M B-fcer. pmaUer for -i-l-on4on.
lisory !brt, hardware. Jar retabmlv.
lon.
ri. N- Plorca. ailv. for rreltailoa.
I. W !. Kbit, AOa-eomtnHu&I.
K. O. B.ifiBg-, rtJJtor Ena, tor matr-
Dr. lto2r. x-fprwAUv!. for reatib
ito. Dr. smiih. for -hiM4a.
J. R lt!fa, tor TtbmiA0.
H. H. Rofarw. wwrie aIqt. Jot wl
toUoMil eortl.
J. H. Soylr. dms--t Jor reutms-
iOB.
L. Straw, Stars- dealer, for riirc-.-ioo.
G9. S. Towe, ;os9 cutter, for conu -UuoiU
cBTriia.
J. F. Kaapp, grocer, agsiat rxabmi
ktoa. J M. itideaocr, clerk, sga!at retwbwi
sioo. (.'. K. Broofcrr, clerk of court, tor rroo-
caKvion.
U. L. Clark, clfrpety oeut-ty oferk, tz r
attnltioa. Brown tknbj, scoaa-iiAat. a-g&ftH: r
(Cbmiion. J. W. Mosrr, comity trwwtarw, ssi5
rrQbmUio.
W. P. lieek. cJrpety county trouerer.
agai&tt ;i-ibn4i0a.
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