John Seed Left High and Dry

Patrolman Took His Liquor and Left Him Dry John Seed, a harvester, who claims North Dakota as his home, is the victim of hard luck. He arrived in Hutchinson penniless last night. Going into a South Main street pool hall he noticed a pint of alcohol and carried it out...

Violation of Prohibition Law

Last night county Attorney Dunn and Sheriff Kersey came to Wamego. All was quiet and peaceful, except in spots. Marshall Thompson was pressed into service together with a Mr. Huffman who drove the car for the county officials. Assembled in force with all the law of...

Whiskey Sellers Fined

Five whisky sellers at Hays City were yesterday fined $100 each and given thirty days in jail.  The Wichita Daily Eagle, Wichita, Kansas.  Friday, August 9, 1889.  Page 4. (c) Transcribed by Darren McMannis for the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies,...

A Shooting Scrape At Emporia

A Shooting Scrape At Emporia Last Thursday evening, in John Campbell’s billiard hall, Frank Gatewood made a murderous assault upon David Campbell, a young man, brother of the proprietor, which ended in the discharge of a load of shot from a shot gun in the hands...

The Saloon As A Political Power

One of the most potent powers for evil in American politics to-day, is whisky. Large cities in older states control the elections of the State, the cities in themselves controlled by the use of whiskeys. Even in comparatively new states where there is a large town in...

John Hendley Executed

On the 2nd inst., John Hendley was executed at Lawrence, Kansas, for the murder of John Sutton, in June last. He died perfectly resigned, but protested to the last that the act was done in self-defense, and only after Sutton had shot him in the arm. Hendley was a...