Abbie B., age 22, Kansas


Slept well, and felt rested. Philip got roap and roaped my trunk.   Then I went down town and bought shoes.

Called at the Southern Hotel to see Mrs. McLain. When I left the Hotel, I met Philip, who had been over town hunt­ing Indian curiosities for me to take home. All he found was a pair of moccasons. We went to Woodenings store, where he bought lunch for me to take along. The Lanes and Mr. Smith came in, and we talked until it was time for them to start home. Then I gave them all good bye. Philip too. He said he would likely go East before long, which made me feel better.  I went to the street and watched the waggon as it moved out of sight, then back to the Hotel.

The coach left soon after noon for Newton, 25 miles away, and now the end of the R. R. Here I stay until 4 a. m. when the train leaves.

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