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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...of all the States and
Territories in the Union down to 1870. A meeting of the attorneys
was immediately called, an association organized, and the shares
fixed at $250 each. Fifty-four shares were immediately subscribed,
some business men taking part to help the attorneys. The money was
thus raised and the library purchased, the books being received
here October 30th. Since that time the association has added
subsequent reports, and a set of English reports, making the Kansas
City library, with perhaps one or two exceptions, the most complete
in the United States. The first officers of this association were
John C. Gage, President; Wallace Pratt, Vice-President; John K.
Cravens, Secretary; Henry N. Ess, Treasurer; and Col. A. A.
Tomlinson, Judge Nelson Cobbs, Judge Warwick Hough, Judge F. M.
Black, J. W. Jenkins, J. C. Gage, E. W. Kimball, Wallace Pratt and
L. C. Slavens, Board of Directors. THE CHICAGO FIRE. About this
time, that is about the 10th of October, occurred the great fire in
Chicago, which so nearly destroyed that city, and turned out its
hundreds of thousands of prosperous people without homes or means
of subsistence. The mayor of that city made an appeal to the
generosity of the public for aid to prevent the suffering and
starvation that must otherwise follow so appaling a disaster. Among
the cities of the United States, Kansas City was not least prompt
in responding to this appeal. Mayor Warner immediately convened the
council, and an appropriation of ten thousand dollars was made and
immediately forwarded. About the same time a public meeting of the
people was called, and a relief association organized, of which
General W. H. Powell was president. This association held a
succession of meetings, and appointed soliciting...
|Country of origin:
William H. Miller
||246 x 189 x 8mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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