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x& WUcMx it gaily fptglc: Jfomffacg fftra-uhifl, SJtag 25, 1890.
He Entered tho Lists as a Reporter of
Social News by tho 31ilitary "Way.
"What He Offers Is Always Beliable.
JUs Eventful Career.
Special Correspondence. J
Washington, Hay 13. One of the most
Interesting men in "Washington is Mr.
DeB. Randolph Keim. Mr. Kcim is the
court chronicler of tho republic, the semi
official, recognized and authoritativo pur
veyor of tho news of society. Tlrra are
other society reporters, plenty of them,
and many who report more news and write
moro gossip than ho, but whatever Keim
writes goes unquestioned as to its ac
curacy and undoubted as to the authority
uj wmcu iis given publicity. Sometimes
Mr. Keim is called the court Jenkins, but
there is nothing of the prig or the dandy
in his composition. He is bimply a polisli-
DEB. RANDOLPH KEIM.
ed, earnest gentleman, whose specialty in
his chosen profession of journalism is the
doings of society, and whose careful
methods have commended him to the con
fidence of the public. Mr. Keim's training
has not been that of a carpet knight. He
has been in more serious campaigns than
those which begin New Year's day and como
to an end with the advent of Lent. The
reader may be surprised to learn that tho
most successful society writer of Wash
ington is a man, but I am told that a
woman could never attain tho position
which this gentleman occupies.
A woman may be successful as a mere
reporter of costumes and small events, but
In the larger range of society's activities
none but a man can win the confidence of
the chief cctors and be able to write au
thoritatively and semiofficially. A man
was tho first society correspondent in Wash
ington. About lb30 Washington society
letters made their appearance in Tho New
ork Mirror. They were tho first of their
Lind, and created a mild sort of sensation,
hoon there were many imitators, and the
business of reporting the society of tho
national capital had made its start. Thee
letters to Tho Mirror were written by Na
thaniel P. Willis, tho poet and hteratcur.
Willis was at that time a foppish, slender
young man, with a profusion of curly,
light hair, and was always dressed in the
height of fashion. Having traveled in
Europe and there minted with the aristo
cratic classes, he ;iffected to look down
upon tho common people; but with all
his snobbishness ho had a wonderful fac
ulty for endowing trifling occurrences with
interest, and his lotters have never been
surpassed- It is recalled of Willis that ho
first introduced steel pens to Washington,
having brought over a quantity of those
made by Joseph Gillott at Birmingham.
Before this goose quills had been exclu
Mr. Kenn, though the descendant of one
of the best families in Pennsylvania, had
no aristocratic training for his work. He
approached the social lield by tho military
road. During tho war of the rebellion ho
was correspondent of The New York Her
ald. While at the front for his paper
ho formed friendships with such great
generate as Grant, Sherman, Sheridan
and McPherson, friendships which lasted
as long as these men lived. It was
to Mr. Keim that Gen. Grant said juot
before they took him to Mount McGregor,
I shall be dead in six weeks." Keim's
first meeting with Grant was at
front, near Corinth, Miss. On his arrival
nt headquarters the correspondent ap
proached a plain, common looking man
whom he saw standing outside the gener
al's tent, wearing a cheap blouse and
lounging about with a cigar in his mouth.
"I am a uewspaper correspondent, havo
just arrived in camp, and I want to seo
Gen. Grant," said Mr. Keim. "This is tho
general's headquarters," replied tho plain
looking man, "and if you will come here
to-morrow morning I am sure tho general
will bo glad to bco you." Next morning
Keim vns there, and ho found that tho
mau -with whom he had talked the night
before was Gen Grant himself.
About this time Keim had his first meet
ing with Gen. Sherman. Old Tecumseh
liad become incensed at the' reports of some
of tho war correspondents, and had issued
orders just before starting on his Meridian
N. P. WILLIS AS A SOCIETT REPORTER.
campaign that if any newspaper man was
found along with the army he should bo
tried in a drumhead court martial as a
spy and bo shot before breakfast. Keim
went to his friend, Gen. McPherson, to see
what could be dono about it. Ho wanted
to go along on the Meridian campaign, but
ha didn't care to be shot before breakfast,
nor aftor it, for that matter. McPherson
said he couldn't do anything, but suggested
that Keim see Sherman himself. The gen
eral had heard of Keim and knew the char
acter of his work, and he received the
correspondent kindly. "How shout this
order of yours," asked Keim; "does ifleave
me out? Can't I go?" "1 won't have a
d d newspaper man on tho expedition,"
said Sherman, "not one, but that doesn't
apply to you. You are not a newspaper
man you are a volunteer aid on Gen. Mo
Pherson's staff." "So I am," said Keim,
"I had nearly forgotten that." And Keim
went on tho Meridian raid and on tho Red
river expedition, and wss in the thick of
nvseh of the fighting and campaigning of
t hit time.
"An incident occurred down thorn which
chowed me that thcro were somo dangers
.a the work of a war correspondent," said
"It. Keim, in talking of his career a few
ays ago. "I camo near boing shot for a
' iy. One of Mr. Bennett's rules was that
. -.ch of his war correspondents should once
a week send him a private letter giving
such information as the correspondent had
been able to get concexniutb. progress
Bel? ' ty
'Ism mm -VI
'2M fJi! m-
Che war and yet could not print. " "In oneo!
my letters to Mr. Eennutt I stated that we
had tho key to the enemy's signal code,
and were thus able to know what was go
ing on in the opposition lines. Secretary
Stanton, who did not like the press very
well, had made a rule that the name of
every war correspondent should be printed
at the top of his dispatches, and this made
us careful, for we knew that every word
was watched with the vigilance of a hawk
by Stanton and his men.
"Imagine my consternation when I was
called to headquarters and shown a dis
patch from Washington stating that I had
printed over my signature in The New
York Herald information about the key to
the enemy's signal code, and that I should
be arrested and punished therefor. I was
arretted, but no one seemed to want
mj. Sherman said he didn't know
what to do with mo, and Mc
Pherson didn't want to bo bothered with
me, and so they let it drop. I believe
if it had been some new man that had met
with this ill luck they would have taken
him out and shot him. An investigation
showed thau Mr. Lark, the telegraph ed
itor in charge of The Herald's dispatches,
had by mistake opened the letter address
ed to Mr. Bennett, and thinking the con
tents worth printing, had published a part
of tho letter along with my dispatches."
Mr. Keim was at the front for Tho Her
aid throughout the war, and in 1865 Mr.
Bennett sent him to Europe, partly for a
vacation, at the expense of the office, and
partly to visit and write up the progress of
work on the Suez canal. Mr. Keim went
down to Egypt, hired some camels and
traveled from the Mediterranean to the
Hed sea in tho ditch where it was dug or
along tho route. Most men would havo
abandoned this enterprise at its very thresh
old, for the first day Mr. Keim was in
Alexandria COO people died of cholera, and
his routo across the desert was like a path
through a hospital and a charnel yard. M.
De Lesseps gave Mr. Keim a sketch made
by himself of the biblical points along the
routo of the canal a sketch which Mr.
Keim carefully preserves among a great
collection of similar souvenirs of tho great
men whom ho has known.
After traveling in Africa as far south as
Zanzibar, in India, Australia and the far
east, Mr. Keim returned to Ceylon to awaic
letters from New York. An incident oc
curred here which greatly changed his ca
reer. By the accidental delay of a letter
KEIM AT THE WniTE HOUSE.
Mr. Keim left Ceylon for homo before re
ceiving certain instructions which had been
sent him from the office. On his arrival at
New York lie learned that Mr. Bennett
had sent him orders to proceed to Zanzi
bar, and there to fit out an expedition to
go into the interior of Africa in search of
Livingstone. The letter directing him to
engage in this work was at that very mo
ment lying in the Ceylon postoffice. Mr.
T, . - -" , . .- ,. , , ,
Keim offered to return immediately to I
Africa, but the fertile brain of Mr. Bennett
now had other work for him, and for a
time the African trip was abandoned. A
year or two later it was taken up, and tho
result was Stanley's finding of Living
stone and discoveries in the interior of
Africa. But for an accident Mr. Keim
would have been the Stanley, and Stanley
himself might never have been heard of.
Mr. Keim's fir&lexperienco in society re
porting was on tho occasion of a New
Year's day reception at tho White House
during the Johnson administration. On
these eTents The Herald always made a
"spread," and Keim'a work on this occa
sion w.-is so good tnat he was often called
upon to do similar service thereafter, and
in tho course of time gradually drifted into
the specialtv of society writing. Through
out a half dozen administrations he has
been intimate with the occupants of the
White House, and somo of his warmest
friends aro members of families which
have lived in that historic edifice. Ho had
such confidential relationship with An
drew Johnson that he was often permitted
to look o er tho minutes which Johnson
himself kept of the proceedings of cabinet
meetings. When Grant camo in Mr. Keim
was about the only correspondent in
Washington with whom the president
would talk. Almost every Sunday Keim
visited the White House for a talk with
Grant, and the interviews which ho pub
lished were rotable contributions to tho
history of the times. It was in ono of
Keim's interviews that Gen. Grant said ho
would put the District of Columbia under
martial law if Henry Watterson, Gen.
Steedman and other Democratic leaders
carried out their threat of bringing an
army of 100,000 citizens to Washington to
see Tilden inaugurated.
"I well remember a talk I had with Gen.
Grant about the proposition made to him
by the Republican leaders to remain in of
fice till his successor was elected, be that
soon or late," said Mr. Keim. "Gen. Grant
declared that any attempt on his part to
seize the office of president, or hold it a sin
gle minuto beyond the statutory time for
hich ho had been elected, would bo revo
lution, and ho was not a revolutionist.
Gen. Grant very earnestly opposed any such
policy ou the part of the Republican party,
and it is likely that but for his opposition
some such plan might havo been adopted
by the Republican managers. Gen. Grant
said that if there was no election of his suc
cessor, and prominent citizens of the re
public of both parties were to request him
to hold the office till the successorship
might be adjusted, ho would ba willing to
do so in the interest of peace; but even in
that event the interregnum which he was
willing to bridge over should be made as
short as possible, and that if such duty de
volved upon him he would have an eye sin
gle to the preservation of order and main
tenance of justice." ROBERT GRAVES.
A Short Cut.
Tenant The windows in your house
shut so badly that my hair blows all about
my head. Yon must really have some
thing dono to them.
Landlord I don't see tho necessity for
that. It would be much simpler for you
to have your hair cut. Fliegende Blatter.
A Good Idea.
Mr. J. Tony Dresser (getting measured)
Ha ha! I hoard of a funny firm out west.
It's a partnorship of two men in the same
building; one is a tailor and the other a
Mr. Casitncr Panco (getting tired) I
B'pcse the tailor makes the clothes and the
lawyer collects the bills. Puck.
An Appropriate Name.
"That's your new terrier, is it? She's a
"She ought to be at tho price.
"Di? What do yon call her, Diana?"
"No. Diamond; because, she's such
dear little thing," Pfcijadaiphla Times.
WHAI SHALL WE WEAK?
NEW AND NOTABLE STYLES IN
WORLD OF FASHION.
A Elding: Habit Designed to Ins are Safety
for Its Wearer In Case of Accident A
Styllth Shoulder Cape for Slender Fig-
One result of the current discussion as
to whether ladies ought not for the sake of
safety to adopt the cross seat in riding, es
pecially In the hunting field, has been to
stimulate the invention of habits which
shall not prove death traps in case a fair
wearer is unseated. A safety habit recent
ly introduced is described by its English
maker as in reality nothing more or less
than a pair of trousers, differing very lit
tle, if at all, from tsiose worn by men. The
lady as she sits on her saddle is as abso
lutely free from the embarrassment of a
skirt as if she had merely borrowed her
husband or her brother's garments.
But there is this small but very neces
sary addition to them; an apron of cloth is
attached as far as the knee of the right leg,
and is buttoned down on the left hip as far
as the saddle; from thence it falls quite
free and, in fact, as an apron would which
was worn in the ordinary way.
NEW SAFETY HIDING HABIT.
There is a second apron to be worn be
hind when the rider is dismounted, and
which is suspended by buttons under the
front apron for carriage when not in use.
When worn this second apron hooks on to
tho lower portion of the front of the habit
so as to loop it up for walking in a not un
There are the usual straps for the heel of
the stirrup foot and for the toe of the other,
which suffice to keep the habit, or rather
apron, in its place when the wearer is rid
ing, and there Ls certainly this advantage
about it, that tho dangerous gores and
pockets are all done away with, and there
would seem nothing that could very well
catch on the pummel in case of an accident.
Meanwhile, with one of the coat bodices
now in fashionthere is nothing to show
the uninitiated that this truly "combined"
garment trenches very closely on the attire
of the other sex. It, of course, belongs to
that class of safety habit which contem
plates tho rider taking her skirt if we may
stretch a point to call it so with her, and
not leaving it to the horse, in case of an ac
cident. Mrs. Power O'Donoghuo, a horse woman
familiar with the steeple chase courses of
Ireland, pronounced distinctly against the
proposed innovation of ladies riding astrido
ijroioseu innuvjinoii ui iiuuuriumiTciai;riug
and declares that n woman who knows how
to ride, and who adopts a well made saddle,
a short, properly cut skirt, without hem or
footstraps, and a plain, light, racing stir
rup, without an padding to catch the in
step or imbed the foi.t. is quite .is safe, and
even safer, in her side position, with the
pommels to give her "purchase," than a
man is with his leg pressure and even seat.
Neck "Wear for 3Icn.
Neck wear, we are assured on as high au
thority as Clothier and Furnisher, has be
come an item of expense scarcely second to
none in the swell's wardrobe. Tho lower
cut of the waistcoats and coats at the neck
will bring tho Landsomo Ascots and Do
Joinvilles into still greater favor. When
the dark, solid color textures in clothing
are the rule for spring and summer, the
sale of tho delicate light shades in neck
wear is greatly increased, and vice versa.
The faith in Windsors, as shown by the
multiplicity of the designs exhibited, pre
sages an outing season that will afford tho
summer young man a widely horizoned
scope for tho exercise of his vagaries. In
Windsors, therefore, tho impetus under
which the great body of this style will be
sold that is, to be worn with light outing
suits the quieter patterns should enjoy a
greater run than what appears to bo the
more seasonable designs. The American
makers of neck wear have generally adopt
ed only the shades and patterns of tho im
ported styles of last season. The slato
shades of blue, elephant, heliotrope gray
and skv smoke, all with well accentuated
black iigurings, aro the choice of what
may be bought.
A Styllih Shoulder Cape.
The shoulder cape shown in the cut is a
pretty and stylish example of one of the
popular features of out-of-door toilets at
this season. These jaunty little capes are
much affected by youthful wearers and aro
very graceful and becoming to slender
rorXG LADT'S SHOCXUEK CAPE.
The cape here illustrated is of dark
brown vigosme, with velvet plastron and
collar. The h.tt worn with it is of fancy
straw Vi fawn color, with soft green ribbon
An Act of Coni-age.
Romantic Person He is penniless and
without prospects, and yet Ehe loves and
will marry him.
Practical Person Brave, brave girl!
"But why so particularly brave?"
"To trust herself to him." Chicago
Not Like Santa Clan.
Bobby Don't be ecsred yet Johnnie.
Perhaps your father didn't mean it when
he said he would lick you.
Little Johnnie Yes, he did. It wags':
as if he hsti prem&ed to bring me boiae a
new whistle. Enoch, -
Yon Ma chirp about yer cities an' yer miles o
An' yer Bwarries, -balls an cepshuns, an yer
other plaisare hunte;
FerTectic light an boss cars an' steam b'flers
But them's the things wot never suits yer homely
Yer brown sttm fronts looks pert enuff an' solid
like an1 clean,
But ain't nothln to aifann house nes'nn' white
amongst the green;
An yer boasted ol serciety'a a pock o' lies,
Worser'n patent med'eino clrlars er Doc "Wls-
gins' -jrcather bosh !
An knovrin' at her time hes cum to help aH things
The ole cow in the clorer flel lifts up her good
An' inn'cent like the peaceful lambs begins to
skip an' romp,
Wlrilo the bullfrog gargles out his throat 'way
back tber in the swamp.
The time I alius feel the mileenyum's come to
Is after supper's over aa' I'm settin on the grass
A-lis"nin' to the cherrup o' the birds among the
A-twitterin' sweeter music 'an iliss Patty to the
Wot comes sobbin' through the branches fer to
kiss the djin sun
An' goes iiirnn' with the swallera 'fore the kiss is
While the sun keeps peggin right along a-layia
on bis paint,
'ilid the whis'lo o the chlc'dee and tho night
hawk's s'rill complaint.
An' so I set here, happy, 'ith tho children at my
A-askm' lots o' fool queshuns about tho bazsia
An when the wind hes died away an' err7timn
I stretch my legs along the grass an' say outwith
"Sam folks hankers fer the city, but this sniU
yer Uncle Bill I"
K. C. Tapley in Judge.
Another Sad Failure
The other forenoon a man was learnna
' over tho railing of the "bridge at one of the
piers and looking down tho bay, when an
other man came along and accosted him
"Excuse me, sir, "but can"
"Never am without it," interrupted tho
first, as he turned and presented a plug
"Thanks, but I don't chew. I wanted to
"Yes, Fvo got a match," he interrupted
again, as ho pulled ono from his vest
"I don't want a match. Iwanttoask"
"Go and buy your own cigars," growled
the first as he turned away. "Man who
tries to accommodate is always sura to get
left." New York Sun.
"Why, Tommy, you're not at the jam
again, and only spanked for it an hour
"Yes, mar; I heard you tell tumtio you
thought you had whipped mo too hard,
and I thought I'd even thing3 up." Tho
Smart, if He "Was a Dado.
"I am told that you are writing poetry
again," said Miss Belle Pepperton to Willie
"No; I twied, you know, but I gave it up."
"That is too bad, I'm sure. Why didn't
"Well, I found, you know, that there was
no way of making 'youth' and 'beauty' and
'gwace' and 'loveliness' whymo with Belle,
so I gave it up." Washington Post.
"Since my visit to the country last sum
mer," observed Jonesby, "I have always
wondered why naturalists do not class tho
hen among the highly musical birds."
"Why should they?" asked Weeks won-
"Because she always gets off her little
lay in the presence of company." Amer
"Working Up a Sensation.
Reporter I have a great scheme.
City Editor (eagerly) What is it
Reporter Let me have 525 and I'll write
np a three column sensation on "How it
feels to have a new suit." Clothier and
Chango About Is Talr Play.
"Have you got so you can ride your bi
cycle?" "Yes, at last."
"How was it at first?"
"It rode me." Chicago Times.
2fo, Jnst Bight.
Brown I saw a plate of boiler iron rolled
out today until it was no thicker thau a
sheet of tissue paper.
Robinson (incredulous) Oh, that's too
thin. Washington Star.
rolishfd Off by tho Police.
I see that a noted thief out west swal
lowed a valuable shirt stud to escape de
tection. Sort of diamond in the rough, eh?
Waxlnp and Wanlnp.
"Is this the chancellor's seal?"
"Bismarck is no longer on the war."
"No, on tho -wane." New York Sun.
'"Curious fact in scpentology.,,
"It is the snake that is rattled that gets
in the best work." New York Sun.
First Goose You aro shedding
Second Goose Yes; it is a great down
fall, isn't it? Exchange.
He Keeded the Money.
"TVilliani Waldorf Astor haa just old
S1.000.CO0 worth of real estate."
"He wanted to buy a little ice, I suppose."
Naw York Sun.
"I wonder," said a department clert to
Willie Wishingion, 'why so many of tha
inscriptions on the tombstones are in
"Perhaps," said Willis after &zl
thought, "it's because Latin's a dead lan
guage, you know." Washington Post.
The Kiad of JotM He Liked.
Contributor What kind of jokes do you
Editor Leap year jokes.
Editor Because it takes them focr years
to get aroand again. Seystpne.
THE ROSE OF FLAME."
Sketch of Anne Beeve Aldrich, a Rising;
Boston, May 12. Some time ago there
flashed upon the reading world a volume
of poems entitled ''The Ecse of Flame," by
Anne Reeve Aldrich. Intense, tingling
with life and magnetism, full of intuitive
vision and imaginative grace that fasci
nated and baffled readers by the very white
heat of the feeling embodied. Now there
comes a novel by the same author, "The
Feet of Love," and the world is asking who
is Anne Reeve Aldrich?
Mis3 Aldrich is a native of New York,
where she was born in 1S5C In her early
girlhood her father removed to Long Island,
but four years ago the family returned to
New York, where they are now living. The
young girl received most of her instruction
under masters at home, although the most
valuable part of her education, perhaps,
was that which she absorbed, rather than
consciously acquired, from browsing at will
in a large and varied Kbrary. As a child
she was especially fond of the old dramatists
and of mediaeval literature.
"I used to print little stories and plays
as soon as I could form the letters," she
said recently to a friend, "but when I was
about 7 1 left off tliis primitive literature
and became absorbed in instituting a kind
of fairy worship among my little play
mates: An entire new religion, with an in
visible fairy god, to whom we made offer
ings of fruit and poured out our oblations,
and who was supposed to live in the trunk
of a certain tree, before which we always
prostrated ourselves in passing."
AXXE REEVE ALDRICH.
The comedy element in this is supplied
by the fact that the children's parents be
came frightened at this reconstruction of a
modern Druidic religion, and the children
were forbidden to join in this worship of
unknown gods, leaving the imaginative
little Anne a very forlorn priestess with no
When about 15 her poetic gift began to as
sert itself unmistakably. She sent a crudo
little poem to Scribner's Monthly (now The
Century magazine) and Mr. Gilder, who was
then assistant editor, returned it as a mat
ter of course, but sent with it so kind a
letter that the young girl trod on air after
reading it. Mr. Gilder has alwaj-s con
tinued to be Miss Aldrich's friend, and his
occasional criticism has been most valua
ble to her. Sinco that first audacity of
early youth, Miss Aldrich has had poems
accepted by Tho Century.
Miss Aldrich loves the city as Thoreau
did the country. She wants people, always.
It is life, not nature, that appeals to her.
It is the intensest lifo with which she is in
sympathy,. Her poems included in tho vol
ume, "The Bose of Flame," do not, of
course, appeal to thoso who only care for
verso that celebrates nature. She is, in
deed, the daughter of the intensest period
of modern life, who "would be, see, taste,
Personally Miss Aldrich is very lovely.
A slight, graceful figure; a countenance
exquisitely chiseled, with dark hair rip
pling away fiom a broad, low brow, and
eyes luminous in their starry depths. She
is fond of writing in the silent, lonely
hours of the night, when the world is still.
There is about her a fascinating kind of
Hellenic grace; and in the refinement, the
choice diction, and the mingled intensity
and passionate power of her romance there
lies promise and prophecy of brilliant and
Senator Earts and Sitting Hull.
Albaxy, N. Y., May 12. Senator Evarts
is the possessor of a rather striking picture
of the late Indian chief Sitting Bull, given
him during the visit of $ie Sioux delegates
to Washington. The senator prizes it high
ly, for he had something akin to admiration
for tho copper colored savage who slew
Gen. Custer's troop, never took govern
ment rations, never traveled among tho
i Writes to learn how to civilize his people,
and cavo the United States army moro
trouble than all the Indians of the plains
Never shall I forget tho circumstances
under which I first saw this really brave
and famous warrior sevwi years ago. It
was at the laying of the corner stone of the
capitol of Dakota at Bismarck, and there
was there a unique and remarkable ex
hibition of men and manners.
I do not believe any city or state in tho
Union has held at one time so historic, in
teresting and remarkable a body of celebri
ties as sat upon the rude little platform
which covered the foundation stones of
Dakota's territorial capitol. There were
Gen. Grant and Sitting Bull (the latter
brought up from the Sioux reservation,1018 elaborated by tho reat J?
near by), Hon. V.'. M. Evarts, the Earl of b,"oVslri.SHASKS-Dr. '1
Onslow, Baron Salvator, Carl Schurz and
Henry Villard, the towering Governor Ord
wiy, the English ambassador, the German
minister, half a dozen French and British
nobles and as many American governors.
The new capitol is, or was then, a mile or
two out on the prairie they expected Bis-
marck togrowtonv-and the exercises took
place during the early morning. Around
tis platform was frinsi one of the
strangest mixtures of the human family 1 1
have ever seen. There were cowboys and
tenderfoots, Indians in the glory of wax
paint, Chinamen redolont of opium, roach ,
6hirtod pioneers, l&diett and gentlemen
from the polite societv of two continents, j
Bismarck maidens ont in the bravery of
whited reuses and crimson ribbons, citizens
of Mandan across the Missouri, with tb
suggestion of a sneer in their adding to
Btimarcks glory, the hard fisted herds
men and farmers from miles away, and the
shek keen eyed gambler, who area prom- i
incnt part of All frontier town. Sontraage
and mixed a congregation of men and wo- (
men probably iwver gathered together in
one place and doubtless never will again.
Into the corner stone box nearly all the
celebrities placed their eards. Sitting Ball
r.. .Tr!'A? nn t zLra.tr1 VAm tnCAryunk i
H piClBUCti VU w , w m wjaa. f af
and as he laid it in the box Mr Evarts
bundled up in a cost foor fxzfA to big for
him, dropped his name into the receptacle
aLo. The two cards Sastered down simol
taueously. The great Indian's face dis
played no sign of intelligence as the ex
secretary gracefully lifting nia hat to tha
Sioux ehM, neatly said:
"Sitting Ball, posterity will know that
we called toysher' I". W. W.
On HI Dimity.
Dick Strapt I can't see, Mose. why yon
call this Uttle ptoee a "Toosorial Empo
rium.'' Why. you have oeiy o&e eoair?
ProfesjMjr Harecott Yoia, ah; bot
doesn't dat rbe-w d& I do ar high toned
V exchtsi" boaei All my patrons am
shaved by the bo;. Pack.
"Give me V7." shouted Cbsm lot the
Be rftpeoied it six times aasooeesofelly,
and tivea Faagie sgsad:
TrTfisiWaiUBJ)rfcsc em& gradn
alty WKi ?. Yet Sec
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$5,000,000 LOAXED EST SOUTHERN KANSAS.
oney always on Hand for Improved Farm and City Loans.
Office Tritk Citizens Bank, cor. Main and Douglas, WichitaJum
When ordering state WHAT form ls
Wliolcsalo and Retail Dealer in all kinds of
racite and Bituminous Coal
1JVZ ; ALL : KIXDS : OF : BUILVIXG t MATERIAL.
Main Office 112 South Fourth Avenue. Branch Ofrtre 133 North Main Street
Yards connected with all railroads in tho oity
Surffcon, Oculist and Aurist
154 N MAIN ST., WICHITA, KAN.
Tim rtoctor civos snori.il attention
to the treatment of all diseases of the
EYE, including the sciuutillc adjust
ment of glassed to correct imperfect
CATARACT removed and sight re
stored to many who have been totally
CROSS EYES straightened in ono
SORE EYES cured without the use
of caustics or other harmful agents.
ARTIFICIAL EYES carefully select
ed and applied.
DEAFNESS All curable cases of
deafness promptly cured.
(CLASSES Only those who have had
a thorough training should attempt
tolitirlass.es. lest they do the patient
more harm than good. Many cases of
nervousness, irritability, insomnia,
headache, crtigo and seeming stu
pidity in children aro due to defective
a Wum and are removed at once by the
application of proper glasses.
Doctor J'nray has achieved a suc
cess little less than phenominal an a
general surgeon, treating Mithcrrcat
success delormities. club foot, curva
ture of the spine, hip joint disease,
white swelling, diseases of the bone,
cancer, ulcers, tumors, old sores, hair
lip, facial blemishes, skin and blood
diseases, etc. Syphiles absolutely
cured. Doctor J'tirdy was late pro
fessor of surgery in the Wichita .Medi
cal College and Surgeon to St. Francis
Hospital, having relinquished tho
above positions in order to devote hia
entire time to his specialties.
N. U. Siipcriluoiies hair, racial blem
ishes, moles, etc., removed by elec
tricity. Correspondence solicited.
Iv. J PURDY, M. I).
154 N MAIN ST., WrCINTA, KAN.
CureM diseases of women heretofore.
abandoned bv the profession. Such a.n
fibroid tumors, displacements. n-
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larireinents, pralnpHiis. etc., by the mm
of electricitv. according to the mctli-
wishes to call llic attention or llioe
hutfcniifr from nervous dteeRMC. par- ,
wonderful curatie cllectft to b de
rived from "electricity" wJien hcIpm
tincally applied, and deirei to state
that he make- the application of ew-
..., ..nnvo.au llU.iuii u n.uil
fentuJ.e of hiH pracUce. The iWtor
jllR3 the ,in(Ma fifty duwnond carlwa
cell battery ever eea In the west and
all the appliances especially adantocl
to the treatment of lot in au hood
or seminal weakness, which he quick
ly and permanently cures by tho aid
CATAlum Krery cape of catarrh
is curable if properly treated, resravrd
esofwhat others have ajd. .Many
cases cured by a sinjrfe treatment,
J'JLKS. fistula and all rectal diseases
cured: no knife, no pain; a care xar
anteod. I'relbcral Strictures quickly and
permanently cured; no cutumx or
. n.nwv until piit.kI
KS R ronch f tia.
asthma, hay fever, all throal and Innx
troubles, skin eruptions, rheumatism,
dropsy, Brisrht's disease, bladder,
kidney and urinary difntnm, blood
Pj fjjljjfj AiA
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t,r.ii ,- ttim .w tr.inniit. wUkmit
the poisoiioiifc drniri of day -me by,
Medicine sent to all part of the
country. Send for question blaak.
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Pull ra an Buffet Stepping Gars
COLORADO SHORT LINE
Tic Sfeerteot Rowic to fit. lamia.
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Palltaaa HnOt Sleeping Car.
Free Kecliaisff Chair Cars.
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