"The Carey hotel bar," says the Wichita Beacon, "famous from the fact that it was the first place visited by Carrie Nation on her smashing crusade, has been replaced by a new mirror, the remnants of the old one having been made into small hand glasses.
"It was just one year ago, on December 27, 1900, that Mrs. Nation boldly marched into the bar room at the hotel followed by several of the disciples and going behind the bar, drove the barkeeper from his post and deliberately broke the larger mirror. She then crossed the room and threw a stone through a magnificent oil painting. The police interfered at this point and the women were hustled out of the place. Since that time the bar has been allowed to remain as it was and the shattered mirror has been viewed by thousands of curious visitors to the city."
Obituary: Captain David Nation, The Barber County Index, October 7, 1903.
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