We launch this paper out upon the sea of journalism as an experiment. We want to see whether the Prohibitionists of Cowley County want a Prohibition paper or not. We issue this as an announcement of what we expect to do, rather than as a sample. We want to issue a six column weekly paper, and want to know how many persons in this county will give $2.00 per month for its support. Already we have the name of one man, Mr. Brooks of Burden, and we have three pledged to give $1.00 per month. If we can get five men who will give us $2.00 each month; 10 who will give $1.00 ech per month; 20 who will give 50 cents each per month; 40 who will give us each 25 cents per month, and a large number of people who will give us each 25 cents a year for the paper, we will give you a weekly paper that no one could reasonably be ashamed of. We intend to publish a paper; if it is well supported, we will give to the public a six column weekly; if it is poorly supported, we will diminish the size, and the number of issues to suit the expense. We will not go in debt. If we cannot pay as we go, we will not publish. Send us all the money you can; send us all the subscriptions you can; send us all the names of persons you can think of who ought to read the paper, and we will send them sample copies.
[ADVERTISERS: FIRST ISSUE OF PROHIBITIONIST, JULY 25, 1894.]
Bradley's Resturant. DINNERS 15 CENTS. East 9th Street.
J. L. Haxton's Barber Shop. Hair Cut 20 cts.; Shave 10 cts.
215 East 9th St., Winfield, Kans.
S. K. WILLIAMS, M. D.
Office: 805 Main St., Winfield, Kansas.
Ferguson's Second-Hand Store
Pays highest price for Second-Hand Furniture.
1 Door East of Ohio Bakery, East 9th Ave.
The Cowley County Prohibitionist is the name of a small but neat and bly conducted paper published at Winfield, Kansas, by Charles Lowther, presiding elder of the Winfield district, and edited by Mrs. Linna Reece Lowther, wife of the elder. As its name indicates, it is an uncompromising advocate of prohibition, and promises to be a potent fctor in the great and hopeful battle now on in this great reform movement. Prohibition papers are starting up all over the country, which is an omen of the rapidly increasing public sentiment upon this subject.
1 lot Wash Goods, Dark Ground, 30 inches wide at 8c per yard, regular 15c goods.
1 Lot 32 inch good Moire. Effect to close at 10c per yard worth double.
1 Lot Ginghams, (Dress Styles) at 7-1/2c per yerd.
1 Lot Dimitys to close at 8c per yard, worth 12-1/2.
MISTAKES NOT MINE!
Call particular attention to their new line of Boots and Shoes And assure you that they will give you the Very Best Prices That can be given on same quality of Shoes. Be sure and call and see us.
What do we Eat? It is an established fact that to be in the best of health a man must eat unadulterated food and drink unadulterated fluids. Be wise and when in need of any teing [?] to eat or drink, call on Sergeant & Strong
At 118 East 9th Ave., where you will get the best goods at the lowest possible prices. Satisfaction guranteed. Remember the Place, Sergeant & Strong, Fuller Block.
Our Opening Effort is to remind you that our stock of College Books, Tablets, Stationary and Druggists Supplies, Hair, Nail and Tooth Brushes, Combs, Fine and Toilet Soaps, is surpassed by none in the City, etc.
FRONT PAGE SHOWS A PICTURE OF JUDGE J. G. FURRY...
Judge J. G. Furry of Geuda Springs was murdered by Till Lincoln, a joint keeper, July 4th, 1886. Furry as an officer had caused Lincoln's arrest. Lincoln shot him and a great many "patriots" (?) in Cowley County defend these murderous outlaws rather than the constitution and laws of Kansas.
C. K. WILES, M. D.
Treats diseases of the Eye, Throat and Lungs.
First National Bank Building.
When you have your pictures taken, call on the leading Photographer.
Latest Styles and finish. Special rates to Students.
Dr. T. S. Brown - Dentist - Winfield, Kans. Over First National Bank.
Switches and frizzes, waves and puffs, hair guards, hair dressed, curied and crimped on the head, old switches colored and made over, gray hair restored to its natural color. Hair restorative for sale.
Violins, Guitars, Sheet Music. Elegant goods at low prices.
SAME OLD STORY AS WITH PREVIOUS ISSUES...ABOUT 99% FULL OF STORIES ABOUT PROHIBITION IN NATION AND SOME STATE ITEMS...LOCALLY THIS TIME PLAYS UP MRS. J. ELLEN FOSTER, WHO IS TO APPEAR AT THE OPERA HOUSE.
A pledge is being circulated in Cowley County requiring that the signers vote for no man not pledged to uphold and enforce the laws of the state, especially the prohibitory liquor law. It is non-partisan, but it reveals the fact that all the anarchists and enemies of law are not in the Populist or democratic ranks. Some of the G. O. P. refuse to sign. Of course they favor rebellion.
We have just added to our Office a lot of type and fixtures for all kinds of Printing. Satisfaction Guaranteed.
The Best Book on that Subject ever published for the Price. Only Ten Cents.
Goods Bought and Sold. Special attention given to Upholstering. Satisfactory Work, Reasonable Prices.
The Southwest Kansas College has a Preparatory Department of three years which will take the student who has nearly completed the work of a district school and thoroughly prepare him for college.
That it has a Normal course of four years which will prepare teachers for teaching and to take the examination for a state certificate. Let teachers carefully examine this course.
That its Collegiate Department offers four courses--classical, scientific, philosophical and literary--which are equal to any offered by the best colleges of the West.
That it has a finely equipped Business Department where penmanship and everything pertaining to a business education are taught in accordance with the most modern and approved methods.
That it has the best of facilities for instruction in Stenography, Telegraphy and Typewriting. All the instruments are here for doing thoroughly practical work.
That it has a school of Elocution and Oratory that is unsurpassed in the West. No school offers greater facilities for training in the art of speaking.
That it has a first class Conservatory of music in which the best of instruction is given on the piano, organ, and violin, and in vocal music and voice culture.
That in connection with this work, the students maintain vigorous literary societies for improvement in composition and public speaking and social culture.
That all these advantages are offered at the very lowest rates consistent with the maintenance of first class work.
Come and see us. We want vigorous, earnest, students who mean business and we mean to do everything in our power to give them a chance to prepare for useful work in the world.
At the Cowley County Non-Partisan Anti-Saloon Suffrage Pledge. It read as follows:
I, the undersigned, do solmenly [WHAT THEY HAD] pledge myself to be one of Three Hundred, or more, voters of Cowley County, Kansas, who will not, within three years after October 1st, 1894, vote for any candidate for any State, County, District, City, Legislative, Executive or Judicial office, who will not previously and publicaly, [WHAT THEY HAD] if so requested by proper authority to do all in his power, if elected, to enforce all the laws, and, if possible make them more efficient for the carrying out of the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, and particularly those prohibiting the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors.
Should there be more than one candidate for the same office who shall thus pledge himself, I will vote after my choice.
This pledge shall be binding upon me as quick as I am notified that not less than Three Hundred voters of Cowley County have signed it and the list has been made public.
This pledges candidates to do what they are elected to do, paid to do and sworn to do, but which they have generally pledged the joint keepers before election they would not do, thereby perjuring themselves.
SAME ISSUE...BIG ARTICLE BY G. LOWTHER RE "TOBACCO AND SIN"...
Can any one use tabacco, except as a medicine, without sin? No; for sin is the violation of law, and in the use of tobacco the following laws are violated. [MENTIONS 6 LAWS...CLEANLINESS, GREAT WASTE, ETC.]
[OTHER NEW ADS: OCTOBER 16, 1894...VOL. I, NO. 5.]
New and Popular Books. Lists the following:
Congress of Women, World's Congress of Religions, Samantha at the World's Fair, Picturesque Hawaii, History of the World's Fair, Complete Works of Shakespeare, Holiday Books, Bibles, Albums, Speakers, etc.
Call on or Address,
When in Winfield -GO TO- THE BIG RESTAURANT on East 9th Ave., for a GOOD MEAL FOR 20 CENTS.
SAME OLD STUFF! TRYING TO TELL PEOPLE "WHY I OUGHT TO VOTE THE PROBITION TICKET"...REALLY APPEALS TO RELIGION...CHRISTIAN SENTIMENT! LONG TIRADE BY G. LOWTHER.
NOTE: ALL ALONG NATIONAL ADS APPEARED IN PAPER AS WELL AS LOCAL ADS, WHICH WERE PICKING UP AS PAPER WENT ALONG.
[NEW AD: NOVEMBER 2, 1894.]
A. F. DAUBER is now in the East buying Holiday Goods, Cloaks and Capes that will delight you in both style and price. See our line of Henriettas, Serges, Silks, and Underwear. Note prices. Visit our Shoe Department.
FRONT PAGE HAD A NASTY CARTOON WITH CAPTION: "The way the
G. O. P. in Kans. treated the women in the late election."
NOTE: NO LOCAL ADS IN THIS EDITION OF PAPER.
FRONT PAGE ARTICLE:
Extracts: I am not surprised that Woman Suffrage is defeated in Kansas. Such was a foregone conclusion when the German league made terms with the republican machine at the state convention. It is a noticeable fact that where the republican majority is the greatest there is the largest vote against the woman suffrange amendment throughout the state.
The defeat of the woman suffrange amendment was a foregone conclusion; not only because of the republican bargain and sale, but the conduct of the women who took the leadership of the amendment would have made defeat sure.
Mrs. Johns, president of the state suffrange association, remained president of the women's republican league. Thus, instead of cutting loose from republican alliance when she saw their repudiation of the amendment at the behest of the German league, and fearlessly exposing their treachery, by her silence and cringing she gave tacit consent.
Again, Miss Anthony does speaking for a party that was half-hearted in its espousal of the amendment and a party that had openly plotted to assist the anarchist rum powers of the larger cities to annul the prohibitory laws drove many christian men to vote against the amendment; for they doubted the utility of woman's ballot in the hands of such leaders.
Just at this critical hour, the unbecoming Language used in public, between two women prominent in populist politics in Kansas, doubtless caused many men to vote against the amendment. Woman suffrage was literally defeated in the home of its friends.
Had the women in the lead of this work been fearless for the exact right in Kansas politics; had they gone forth among the people fearing nothing but wrong; had they gone out to appeal to the conscience of the people, demanding woman suffrange, not only from the standpoint of justice, but from that of utility in the settlement of the prohibitory question and other moral reforms, had they aroused the "moral enthusiasm" of the people, the amendment could and would have been carried, in spite of the republican-saloon-boodle coalition.
In '96 a reform political party will sweep the country. This party will stand for bimetamisl [?], Prohibition, woman suffrage, frm [?] trade, government of owernship [?] of railroads, and telegraphs and the reclamation of lands from alien and corporate control. In this battle moral cowards, both men and women, will be relegated to the rear, and political corruption wilf [?] find no place with a people dead in earnest upon great issues that involve the welfare of 70,000,000 of people and the perpetuity of Republican institutions. May God and honest men and women hasten the day!
[NEW ADS: PROHIBITIONIST, DECEMBER 17, 1894.]
HUDSON BROS., JEWELERS, REALLY PLAYED UP WITH INDIVIDUAL ADS SUCH AS: Hudson Bros., Jewelers, have a complete line of the most elegant goods, newest designs, at lowest prices,
EXAMINE YOUR NEEDS IN GROCERIES AND THEN GO TO
Where you can find a full and complete stock at prices that are right. Not one price today and a different one tomorrow.
"For cash only to reduce our stock." We make you honest living prices on all goods every day in the year. Come in and get our prices. We will treat you right, give you good fresh clean groceries at an honest price. Very Respectfully,
By buying your QUEENSWARE and Lamps of A. B. French while he is making a cost sale FOR CASH on his immense stock for a limited time. I carry the most complete line of Queensware of any house in Winfield. In fact, the only complete stock.
Call and See Mrs. H. Harker's Stock of Millinery.
[AT LEAST I THINK IT WAS MRS. H. HARKER...HARD TO READ!]
A. G. GARDNER, MERCHANT & TAILOR.
Full line of Foreign and Domestic Woolens. Call and see me.
[NOTE: NO ADDRESS GIVEN FOR THIS COMPANY.]
THIS MARKS THE END OF THE COWLEY COUNTY PROHIBITIONIST...ISSUES BEGAN JULY 25, 1894; ENDED DECEMBER 17, 1894.