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Dr Haines? Golden Treatment

Golden Specific Company

Yellow cardboard package labeled ?Dr. Haines Golden Treatment for the Liquor Habit.? James Wilkins Haines was a Quaker minister, homeopathic physician, and alleged practitioner of quack medicine. Operating in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the late 19th century, Haines promoted a popular false theory that ingesting bichloride of gold cured alcoholism. Advertised as the Golden Treatment, the tablets contained benign substances and trace amounts of ipecac. Medicinal cures for alcoholism were popular during the Temperance movement.


Thomas Ewing, Jr., to Thomas Ewing, Sr.

Ewing, Thomas, 1829-1896

Among other rather mundane items, Ewing told his father back in Ohio that the Democrats had just held a convention at Tecumseh, "which Hugh [Ewing] and Hamp attended," and about the economic conditions in Leavenworth, which were much tied to the success of the "Pikes Peak movement."


John Doy and rescue party

DaLee, Amon Gilbert

On January 25, 1859, free state activists Dr. John Doy and his son, Charles, left Lawrence, Kansas Territory, for Nebraska with 13 slaves. They were captured when only twelve miles out of Lawrence, and were taken to Weston, Missouri. The two Doys had an examination at Weston and were committed to jail at Platte City, Missouri, for the crime of abducting slaves. They remained in jail until March 20, 1859, then moved to St. Joseph, Missouri, where Dr. Doy was tried. After the trial, Charles Doy was set free. However, the first jury could not agree on a verdict for Dr. Doy, and he was tried a second time. At the second trial, he was convicted and sentenced to five years in the penitentiary. While being held in the St. Joseph jail, he was freed by friends from Kansas Territory on July 23, 1859. People in the ambrotype are: (l to r) Major James B. Abbott, Captain Joshua A. Pike, Jacob Senix, Joseph Gardner, Thomas Simmons, S. J. Willis, Captain John E. Stuart [Stewart], Charles Doy, Silas Soule, George R. Hay, and Dr. John Doy (seated in front). The ambrotype was taken at Lawrence, Kansas Territory, in the summer of 1859.


Fire bucket

Tall narrow black leather fireman?s bucket used on a horse-drawn fire wagon. The donor, George Luty, was the fire chief of Kiowa, Kansas.


Police nightstick

Cylindrical turned mahogany nightstick with red tassels. Belonged to Frank L. Randall (1860-1909), a police officer on the Kansas City, Kansas police force.


Center-fire revolver

Colt Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company

Colt Single Action nickel-plated Army Revolver with ivory handle. 45 caliber. Ornately engraved throughout. Presented to Patrick F. Sughrue by the citizens of Dodge City on December 18, 1884. Sughrue served as Constable of Dodge City from 1877 to 1879 and then as Sherriff of Ford County from 1884 to 1888. Sughrue gave the pistol to his son in 1904 after his son suffered a severe injury. His son later had the pistol engraved to commemorate its initial presentation to his father.


Center-fire police revolver

Meriden Firearms Company

Double-action center-fire revolver. Empire State model produced by the Meriden Firearms Company. The Meriden Firearms Company was a subsidiary of Sears and Roebuck Company from 1907 to 1909. The pistol was used on the Topeka City Police force.



Laennec-style monaural stethoscope. Wooden tube, flared at both ends. Used by James Haller (1824-1907). Haller, a doctor from Middleton, Ohio, was commissioned as an Assistant Surgeon of the 38th Regiment Ohio Volunteers on June 10, 1861. On July 13, 1963 he was promoted to surgeon. Following the Battle of Chickamauga he was trasnferred to the hospital of the Third Division of the 14th Army Corps, where he remained until mustering out on January 9, 1865. Haller and his wife, Annie B. Schenck, settled in Burlingame, Kansas in 1868, where he continued to practice medicine. Haller served at least two terms as Mayor of Burlingame. He was also appointed by Governor Glick as a regent of the State Normal School at Emporia.

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