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WHO WEOTETHE "VEESES?
CONTROVERSY REGARDING "BEAUTI
FUL SNOW" REOPENED.
Sketch of the Life of Jaroea W. Watson,
Who Bled Kccenfly in New York, and
Whose Claims Seem to nave Had the
NEW Yore, July 2S.-It has happened to
many men who have worked for a long life
time patiently and well that they have
achieved fame by some single piece of work
that seems by comparison no better than
many other things they may have done,
buch fortune as this seems especially to fall
to literary men, and one of the most conspic
ous recent examples was James "W. Wat
son, who died only the other day in thia
t-iby. lie nail been for fifty years a writer,
and by no ineans an unsuccessful one as
the business rocs; yet of all hb writings
only one poem is fairly to localise! famous,
and curiouxly enough the authorship of
that one led to oue of the bitterest contro
versies in tho histoy of American literature.
No reader of the present generation can
be ignorant of the dispute that lasted for
yean over the question as to who reallv
wrote "Beautiful Snow." It was origi
nally published in Harper's Weekly, in No
vember, 1358. At the time of its publication
the Harpers were not in the habit of pub-
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limbing tho signatures of their contribu
tors, and the poem appeared anonymously.
It caught the popular faor, and has be
come one oi il3 best known poems of
American authorship, being included in
various collections, such as school readers
and books of recitations It is hard to tell
just why it became popular, for it is not,
from a literary htand point, entitled to great
praise, but something in its simple direct
ness made it a success.
After a time several persons claimed to
have written it, and for u time there was
great doubt as to who the real author was,
but it was at length acknowledged gener
ally that Mr Watson was entitled to tho
credit. Williim Cullon Bryant included
tho poMn in nis famotis collection and
ascriixiJ its authorshiD to Watson, and tho
question raiy bo fairly con&idured settled.
In addition to Mr. Bryant's authority
Horace Greelev lent the force of hi3 name to
the assertion tua. V atson as the real au
thor, and tho H.irpeis declared positively
that he had written tho poem. Tho elder
Harpers, it may be mentioned, were warm
friends of Mr. Watson as long as they
I see that in a recent issue of The New
York World Col. William Allen Silloway
claims that his name was given as tho
uuthor of the poem in Bryant's book, but
this is not true. Col. Silloway, vho is
a printer by occupation, and lives in West
Washington placo, says that he wrote the
poem in 1850 and sent it to Mrs. Lydia H.
Slgourney, and that it was first published
in 1854 in Maria Louise Hankins' paper.
A portrait painter named McMvters, of
Now York, Elizabeth Akors, Dora Thorne,
Henry W. Faxon and others are amorn
tho claimants to authorship of the verses.
Mr. Watson was born in New York city
in 1822. His father. Mr. Aloxandbr Wat-
Bon, was an Englishman by birth, and was
at one time a prosperous merchant. Before
his son reached manhood, however, re
verses came, and tho boy was obliged to
look out for himself, no had a natural
nptitude for tho engraver's art, and learned
it, only to loavo it afterward for tho less
reliable but more fascinating art of au
thorship. Ho began work as a journalist on The
Now York Herald onihe day that James
Gordon Bennett the younger waa born,
which was just about fifty yoart ago. Con
tinuing for some time to work in Tho
Herald orSce, ho gradually became known
as a graceful vorsifior and Btory writer,
and up to tho timo of his lost illness ho
was a frequent contributor to a great num
ber o publications. At one time, for somo
twelve or fourteen years, ho was under
contract to write four continued stories a
yoar for Saturday Night, eaoh story to be
over sixty columns in length. For this ho
received an income of $4,000 a year and
lived comfortably. Tho work, however,
was not congenial to him, and aftor tho
timo mentioned ho felt unable to continue
under the strain. Ho therefore resigned
his place, and frotn that time onward sup
ported himself all boo poorly by tho solo of
occasional contriixitiona to any and all of
the periodicals which ho oould reach.
In thi way hia nnma became known to
the readers of nearly all tho American lit
erary papers and magazines of the last
half century, and his work appeared in
not a few newspapers. He was at one timo
an editorial writer on The New York
Timeti, but in his later years was crowd J
out of the race by younger men, and wrote
an infinite deal of trash for tho cheaper
During his long career ho was, liko many
other writers, beaefc with a constant desire
to get into some other pursuit, oaring little
for any form of composition excepting
poetry. Ho had considerable mechanical
SO prevalent, especially among women,
results from oertaxing the system.
Tho assimilative organs becoming de
ranged, the blood grows veak and im
povenshed. and henco " that tired feel
ing" of which many complain. For all
puch cases, there is no remedy equal to
Aycr's Snrsapnrilla. Take no other.
" Some timo aco I found my system
cntirelv run down. I had a feeling of
constant fatigue and languor and very
httlo ambition for any kind of effort,
A friend advised me to try Aver s Sarsa
parilla, which I did with tho best re
sults. It has done me more good than
til other medicines I have ever used.
Frank Mellows, Chelsea, Mass.
"For months I vras afflicted with
nervous prostration, weakness, lanpuor,
ceneral debilitv, and mental depression.
Bv purifying the blood with Avers
Sarsaparflla, I was completely- cured.
Mrs. Mary Steons, Lowell, Mass.
When troubled with Dizziness, Sleep
lessness, or Bad Dreams, tako
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gold by 11 Drcgswts and Dealer, in Medido.
JAME9 W. TVATSOV.
spuLUUC, ana "WSSS iUZJU)VUBrZQ D2EOD18 a
manufacturer, but.-hayingrlittte business
ability was never oble'to get; a start in that
At ona time hejgsSled as supercargo in a
vessel that visited Africa. "rti&Q there he
made the aoquainteBoeoi)fcae-Jin2of Da
homey, and In asmwt resda&a article in
The North American Review he described
many wonderful and interesting things
that ho saw in the land of that interesting
savage. His story of his adventures, how
ever, waa so wonderful that lis waa rejected
as a traveler's romanoe by more than one
editor, including his friends the Harpors.
Thoy laughed at him, and ufcterlyTefused
to believe anything ho had written about
It is not, perhaps, surprising, in view of
the ract that he waa all hia life writing
"pot boilers," that he has left so little be
hind him, for his name is attached as
sathor to only ono book. That is a col
lation of his poama, and netted him little
money but much fame. . He procured from
the Harpers and from FrankLeslie the copy
rights of buch poems as they had pub
lished, end made an arrangement with the
Turners, of Chestnut street, Philadelphia,
to publish them in book form. The volume
proved remunerative, and somo small pay
ments were received py the author, but the
Turners were not successful and were
speedily sold out by the sheriff. Tho Peter
sons bought the book, and adding several
other of Watson's poems brought out
several editions which sold well. From
them, however, Mr. Watson received very
During tho last few years of lus life Mr.
Watson was in very straitened circum
stances, and for the last six months was a
hopeless invalid, though he kept up his
work till almost the very last. He lived
in a modest boarding house in Bank street
with his daughter, who is the only member
of his immediate family, excepting two
sisters, to survive him.
Ho was a man of pleasant maimers and
great culture, but was too retiring and
modest in his personality to make a strong
impression on any excepting those who
knew him well. His sturdy independence,
however, was shown in his refusing to ac
cept aid when he might have had it from
many of his friendd. Ho repeatedly said
thai all ho wanted was an opportunity to
work and to be paid for it. An example
of the precarioiibness of the work by which
ho lived was the article already mentioned,
which was published in Tho North Ameri
can Eeviow. He offered this to Tho Sun
day Mercury, for which paper ho wrote
constantly, and only demanded S3 for it.
Tho Mercury refused it, and Tho North
American Review paid him 640 for it when
it was published afterward.
Among the best poems which Mr. Wat
son wrote, in addition to "Beautiful
Snow," were "Ring Down the Curtain,
I Cannot Play," "The Sailing of tho
Yachts," "The Oldest Pauper on tho
Town," "The Patter of Littlo Feet,"
"Farmer Brown" and "Tho Dying Sol
dier." David a. Cdhtis.
O the snow, the beautiful snow,
Tilling the sty and tho earth bclowl
Over the house tops, over tho street,
Over the heads of the people you meet,
Beautiful scowl It can do nothing wrong.
Flying to kiss a fair lady's cheek;
Clinging to lips in a frolicsome freak;
Beautiful snow, from the heavens above,
Pure as an angel and licide as love!
O the snow, the beautiful snow I
How the flakes gather jind laugh as they gol
"Whirling about In its maddening fun,
It plays in its glee with every one.
It lights up the face and it 8jorkle3 the eye;
And even the dogs, with a bark and a bound,
Snap at the crystals that eddy around.
The town is alive and its heart In a glow,
To welcome tho coming of beautiful saoir.
How the wild crowd go swaying along,
Ilailing each other with humor and song I
How the gay sledges like meteors flash by
Bright for a moment, then lost to the egret
Dashing they go
Over tho crest of the beautiful snow:
Snow so pure when it falls from the sky,
To De trampled in mud by the crowd rushing byt
To be trampled and tracked by tho thousands of
Till it blends with the horrible filth In tho street.
Once I was pure ns tho snow but I fell:
Fell like tho snow flakes, from heaven to hell:
Fell, to be tramped as tho filth of the street:
Fell, to be scoffed, to bo spit on and beat.
Dreading to die,
Selling mv soul to whoever would buy,
Dealing iu shame for a morsel of broad.
Hating the living and fearing the dead,
ilerciful God ! have I fallen so loir?
And yet I was onco ilke this beautiful snow!
Once I was fair as tho beautiful snow,
With aa eye like its crystals, a heart like its glow;
Onoo I was loved for my innocent grace
Flattered and sought for the charm of my face.
God and mysolf I have lost by my fall
The veriest! wretch that goes shivering by
Will take a wide sweep lost I warder too nigh ;
For of all that Is on or about mo I know
There is nothing that's pure but the beautiful
now strange it should be that this beautiful snow
Should fall on asinnervrftJi nowhere to got
How strango it would be, when tho night comes
If the snow and the ico struck my desperate
Too wicked for prayer, too weak for my moon
To bo hoard in the crash of tho crazy town,
Gono mad In its joy at the snow's coming down;
To Uo and to die m ray terrible woe,
"With a bed and a shroud of the beautiful Know !
A TYeli Brakeraan.
San Francisco, July 23. On one of the
railroads to this city is a specimen of the
impudent trainman. Such specimens are
to bo found on almost all railroads, but
this particular man, as a gentlemanly
trainman informed me, is such a con
summate fool that he does not know he u
Ha imagines himself an irresistible
masher, and never fails to render himself
obnoxious to female passengers if he
has half a chance. Ono of his recent ad
Nentures fc. worth the telling.
A bndal couplo sat in the coach. The
man had fallen asleep. The trainman ad
mirod tho comoly bride and took a vacant
seat near hor.
A cinder lodged in tho lady's eye. She
turned her face toward xhe waiting masher,
unconscious alike of his presonoa or his
purpose, and vigorously winked tho cinder
filled eye. The mashar returned the wink,
but she did not observe him. She winked
again, and ho winked back. He now felt
suro of his ground, and sold, "Hello, sister
where yon going?" The woman for the
first timo discovered that hor winking in
ner eixort to dislodge tho cinder hod been
mistaken by the trainman as a bid for a 1
flirtation. "When the situation fully dawned
upon her she let fly her long right arm and !
landed a etinging blow full in tho face of
the impudent trainman.
The passengers, who had been watching
the transaction, were con vnlsed with laugh
ter, and one Shakespearian student shoutr
ed. "Lay on, Macduff, and damned be he
who first cries 'Hold, enough:' "
B. G. W.
Sir 'Wllliaru Xapier tyivs a TTchod irrlt'
er, and his wife agisted him couatntly
witSt her pen, in addition to translating n
immense mass of oripiaai documents for
him, many o them in cipher.
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FASHIONS IN DRESS FOR '-THE
A Convenient J&cketr for JAttle j Qixls'
"Wear at the Sea horo Garden Party
Notes, "With an Illastr&ted Description
of a Picturesque Lawn Party Gown.
The reefer jacket shown in the lltistrr
tion is designed for little girls' wear at the
seaside, where an outside garmenfti&. so
often required over the sailor or other suits
provided for "the house.
It is an attractive jacket, made irueithel
navy blue faced cloth or serge, or in biscoi.
GIELS' BEZFER JACKET,
colored cloth. It can bo worn either open
or closed, and maybe lined with Ehot silk
or farmer's satin; tho former renders tha
garment lighter and cooler and is to be
preferred for summer wear.
Garden parties are now in order, hence
tho charming model for a garden party
gown of which front and back views are
given in our cut is most opportune. The
blouse bodice, short epaulette sleeves and
6kirt are of printed muslin, lawn or light
wool fabric overlaid with graceful figures,
as fancy dictates. Folds of tho same ma
terial form the straight standing collar.
The sabot may be of embroidered muslin
or of lace. The slashed corselet and long
sleeves are In Bengaline silk of some plain
color that harmonizes with the muslin
bodice and Bkirt. It is bordered with an
embroidered gimp, which also adonis- the
poinded belt, gradually tapering to the
back, where it is fastened with a bow oi
When outdoor jackets are in requisition
at these parties they are decidedly orna
mental. Velvet and satin and silk are
Btill utilized for tho sleeves. Lsaw one
TROXT A27D BACK VIEW OF GARDEN PARTY.
jacket with velvet sleeves and the body in
open worked jet. Of course the open
fronted jacket is most in favor. Little
touches of blaok, scarlet, bright yellow or
deep cornflower blue relieved the monot
ony of so mpch white) pale pink, lilac and
sky blue. Moroover, many ladies robed in
delicate ahades carried parasols covered
rrita oiocjt luce ormaueuaiyoi luoojc uiuio.
Picturesque hats are in high favor at
lawn and garden parties. Tho newest
bonnet copies the Grecian headdress, and
consists of three Jet or turquoise bands,
with an aigrette or rostto in front. Thia
bonnet proseuta a -very light, airy appear
ance, and will perhaps have a run while
tho hoc weather lnsta. R onlyappears well
with a carefully pwpared coiffure, how
over. That is tho worst point about these
small, transparent things they show up
every defect in the arrangement of tho
Jowolry for-Varni 'Weather.
The fashion and this isprohnblvdueto
tho warm weather, which makes even the
semblance of anything heavy setci op
pressive, is for light, ficdbla and cool look
ing jawelry. A heavy, massive brace3a is
seldom seen since tho thsrmomtter has
begun to oilmb upward. But equal weight
is borne cheerfully in any number from
three to a dozen of light, eiender bracelete.
These haTe a cooler effect ocd axe in better
keeping with summer toilets. Amomg
wider bvac&Leta the preferenca is- mani
festly for tho open woven wire bracelota,
which are both pretty and becoming, ac
cording to Elsio Bea in The Jeweler's Cir
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Loosen tho clothing at his neck.
Slap tho face and chest with the wet end
of a toweL
Apply warmth and friction if the body
or limbs are cold.
Tako the man at once into the fresh air.
Don't crowd around him.
Keep him on his back. Don't raise his
head or turn him on bis side.
If the breathing is feeble or irregular ar
tificial respiration should bo used and l;ept
up until there is no doubt that it can no
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A Caledonian Athlete.
That well famwniflalritfoniaa athlete, B.
W, Johnson, wio-TecaatJyiadaTnatch at
a lengthy all tound programme with
Archie Soot 'is. oat with a challenge to
any man in tie world to compete against
him in an all-round programme. Johnson
is about 48' years old, and has been com
peting for over twenty years. He is a tail,
wiry man, standing 6 it. 1 in. high, and
his weight in othletio clothes is 163 pounds.
Ho has made some great jumping records,
and hia ability at throwing weights "is
much better than the average. He wishes
to compete in throwing twelve and sixteen
pound hammers, throwing fifty-six pound
weight for both height and distance, toss
ing the caber, wrsstUag, putting fourteen
and twenty-ono peonS shots, siandinjr and
running broad jumps, standing and run
Ing high jumps, standing and running
hop, step and jump-, hitch ana kick, polo
vault, three standing broad jumps, 100
yard run, ISO yard hurdle race. He la now
residing at Toronto, Ont.
Waiter How do you have your steak?
Tramp Bare 1 Lowell Citizen.
More Than Punished.
"What is tho charge against this prison
err" "He's a thief, your honor," said the po
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Will Berry Jcmes-sDogs are certainly
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"I dont agree witHi-you. I once had a
race horse that displayed a degree of intel
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think my horso did to win that race?"
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"WelL sir, itfc a fact, and I can prove it
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horse saw that -it was going to lose the
race it stuck out its tongue, and actually
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MIf you weren't bigger than I am I'd lick
"If you weren't smaller than I am I'd
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Old Zlmmerhackle's Observations.
Tho thermometer is no Mason, hut it
takes somo very high degrees.
A dog can make pants cheaper than a
tailor because the material costs him noth
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England's drum heat is heard around
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TEE WICHITA EAGLE,
J. P, ALLEN,
Everylking Kept in a Mclass Drag Store
108 EAST DOUGLAS AYE.
WICHITA, - - - KAN.
DAVIDSON & CASE
John Davidson, Pioneer Lumberman
of Sedgwick County.
ESTABLISHED :-: IK :: 1870.
A. Complete Stock of Pine Lumber,
Shingles, Lath, Door, 8aah,
etc, rIwsljs on hand.
OSm and yard on Moley areac.. br'a
ixmslu arestte vui Flrtt ttret. Brxaci yard 1
lets CUy. CiL.ita City a4 TX RtzA. lid. Ter.
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H- T. Lzjluzz, AmI ta&hier.
Wichita Natioaal Bank,
PAID UP CAPITAL.
StTHPLUS. - - .
-Xha. A.'W.CllTer.K.MTT. L.A. WaL
Parklaoa. . Clil.tr. arv. -w.
Do a General Banking, Collecting
and J3rohcrfe BvMncss.
Eastern ssd roreiffri xchanre
bought and sold. Cnitfai Sbity-., r-3.
j of all denominations bouzht n1 old
: Cormtx, Totsmahip and Muaicipsl i
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21. M. Murdoch d Bro.t Propt-; .
PRINTERS, BINDERS AND BUM BOOK IM
All kinds of county, township and school district
records and blanks. Legal blanks of every des
cription. Complete stock of Justice's dockets and
blanks. Job printing of all kinds. We bind law
and medical journals and magazine periodicals of all
kinds at prices as low as Chicago and Jew York and
guarantee work just as good. Orders sent by mall
wUl be caxefuUy attended to. Address all business to
R, P. MUBDOOK, - - - - - Business Manager.
J. O. BAYTDSOJ?. President. W. T. BABCOCK. Ylco rwsMeai.
TIIOS. O. rTTCH. Secretary aad Treasarer.
DAVIDSON INVESTMENT COMPANY.
PAID-UP CAP1TAI 8300,000.
DIRECTORS John Quincy Adams, John C. Derst, Chas. C Wood, C. A.
Walker, Thos. G. Fitch, John E. Sanford, W. T. Bnbcook.
W. E. Stanley and J. O. Davidson.
$5,000,000 LOANED IN SOUTHERN KANSAS.
oney always on Hand for Improved Farm and City Loans.
Office with Citizens Bank, cor. Main and Lonslas, AVicliita, Kan
When ordering state WHAT form la
Wholesale and Ketail
AXD : ALL : KINDS : OF : JiCILJJIXG : MATERIAL.
Main Office 112 South Fourth Arennc. Branch Offlte13'1 "North Main Street
Yards connected with all railroads in the city
r77 Miles - 1105 Minute
via SANTA FE ltOUTE.
"Vestibule Pullman' Sleepers.
VEbTIBULE DlKIXO CARS,
Free Reclining Cn.un Cars.
Inquire of W. D. Murdock, local agent
for further pccimcns of railroad mathe
matics. it. Powell. PreMent. R. T. BrAt, V. Prea.
W. ALLrK, Jr.. Cashier.
Fourth National Bank.
PAIP UP CAPITAL.
SURPLUS, - - -
R. T. Bean. E. n. TowML O. D. Barn. !. R. Cnl
Amoi U HlHlW. F. W. Waller. O. W
llorye. B. O. GraTe.
B. LoMUAKn, Jn,
J. P Atirs
L. D. Sn.vxrR
VT. n. LirivtvwoH
State National Bank.
OF WICHITA, KAN.
Je&u B Carey GOTgi W Walter. W, r, Grs,
J. I. ATk, Kw Rarrt. J t All. P V. Uy. B
Iyombarst. Jr., Peter ticUe. U. li. jttln&er, Jaiaea
Waal a cook
Want a 'rllaUGfi.
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Wiat to caM atrr fann leas.
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Yards sX WlchiU, itsrSeld. WeHinc
ton. iLaxper, AttlcA. Oar den Plate,
Ajzihouf, Ax turns CitJ, Asx&air Ami
Our Scale Hooks aro Printed ou Good
Single Book $ 73
Three Books 3 00
Six Uooks 3 Tj
Single Hook by nuttl, prepaid .... jj
THE WICHITA ISA GUS.
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JK. P. MUTtDOCK, liusinoas .Mau;e..
I &r Oi dr by ma J p-op4ly atw&ded tt
Dnaler in all kinds of
IWsCOUslWTIO WITH TMt OlOGsurnr C "tut CWWTPrr woi
OBTAIN MUCK IMFCAMAT On IK, A iw'E Or TH4 HAS bS TKJ
j dcap, Back bland & Pacific By.
Jndudillir IJn Ent and "Wf.at of tho Teimmattri
River Tho JMtw t Routo to ami frotn CMICAOO,
ROCK IBLAND DAVKWrORT, DBS UOrHTO,
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EPK. ATClTraON- LEAVKirWOItTlI. KAKBAfl
crnr tupeka uehver. Colorado bjwom
sea PUKBLU ?r Re. llulae Chair Car to and
fUilu f(lrAOO CALDWELL, irUTCUrjfBOM
ad1 DOLKiK CITT. and P fllplntf Gm -tvetmCUICAOO
Dally Trains to una irom KINOylSlLCU. lu Ui
SOLID VEST'BULE EXPRESS TRAIHS
of Throurb. Coach -i, Rlrtprr. nnd ZMnto Ca-n
dally batwennCHICAOO-, UEM 74017(88. COLIC
CIL. DLUrrn and Oil A it A. and Tf Ktc,ln'r
Chair Car b1w.i CKICAOO and DEWVItH.
COLORADO UHHiriQH and PL'BBLO. Tla Ht. J ,.
cph. or Koa Citr aod Topvka. Kxeuraktoa
daily, -with Cbol' of Rtuta to aad frm 8a.t
LaXn Portland. Lost Atirl aad Has Fraooiaoo.
The Direct Line 10 axd from Itka Iiak. XmnU
tou. Oardrn of the 0vla tlta naaltarltuc. ami
Bconlo Grandeurs ,f Co.uradu.
Via Tho Albort Lon Route.
Ootid Kzprecsi fralna daily Hwb CMenco aa4
UlaiMiapoua r.,d Hi. VttL trite TiOtOUQH A.
CllBintf Cha.r Cars VKKX, o ad Trwu lbo
point fUid Kbmi City TVrwuxli Chair Oar an J
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If tinting and Flcblxr Oreuada f Ua Krth-rat,
Tha Short Lino Tia Brea attd Eaakakaa ffrf
faclliU to Uaval to abd froui IsMUanapoUa. CLa
cutaMti and otbr South ant petata
Yer Tlekats. tSapa, IfoWs-n. erlacired teforaia.
tios. apply ml any Coapi.TUarOCtM. oraOdr
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MISSOURI :-: PACIFIC
The rnor. pnpn-lar rsat to Kana
Cirr, BU Louii and QtUnjzv ead all
PotDsfl But and UorVh, Jo t JXoi
Bprtnff, Ark., ?rr- (JAtyn. JWoxJdjH
and all point 5ra& and &MuihmJtU
SOLID DAILT T2JJES
61 Louis, Kansas City, Pueblo
Pallmaii Buffet Sleeping Gars
COLORADO SHORT LINE
The Shortest Iloote to St. Losii.
r A5BAS am ?o bt. logis.
PolLsaxa Uarct Slreylx Car.
Pree Rswllalag Chair Oars.