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L. M. Williams

                                                 Druggist. Winfield, Kansas.
[Note: L. M. Williams took over the drug store of T. K. Johnston on Main Street, Winfield. Most of the first announcements by the Winfield Courier called the former owner “Johnson” rather than Johnston. No address was given for Williams.
Winfield Courier, May 8, 1884.
Mr. L. M. Williams from Connecticut, who recently purchased the Johnston & Lockwood Drug Store, took possession this week. He is a pleasant gentleman, thoroughly acquainted with the business, and will find no trouble in getting his share of the public patronage.
Winfield Courier, May 8, 1884.
For Pure Drugs, Medicines, CHEMICALS, PATENT MEDICINES, FANCY GOODS AND PERFUMERY, Go to L. M. WILLIAMS, Druggist, Winfield, Kansas.
                                           (Successor to Johnston & Lockwood.)
Winfield Courier, May 29, 1884.
Have your prescriptions carefully compounded by taking them to L. M. Williams, druggist, successor to Johnston & Lockwood.
Winfield Courier, June 5, 1884.
Pear’s Soap for sale at L. M. Williams.
Winfield Courier, July 3, 1884.
A. H. Jennings has commenced the erection of a neat law office next to the drug house of L. M. Williams.
Winfield Courier, August 7, 1884.
Wilkinson & Co., now occupying the new building of A. H. Jennings, next to L. M. Williams’ drug house, with their cigar factory.
Winfield Courier, December 4, 1884.
Gibson’s English Fruit Tablets and Drops are noted for their delicate flavor and purity; for sale at Williams’ drug store.
Winfield Courier, December 4, 1884.
Gibson’s imported Horehound and Cough Drops, for sale at Williams’ drug store. Try them.
Winfield Courier, December 4, 1884.
Capsium Cough Drops for coughs, colds, and sore throats at Williams’ drug store.
Winfield Courier, December 4, 1884.
Mr. L. M. Williams, our popular druggist, favored the COURIER with samples of his “English fruit drops.” They are the most delicately flavored and pleasant of anything in the medical line yet seen. If they come into general use as a medicine, we shall become a confirmed invalid.
Winfield Courier, December 18, 1884.
Society. A very pleasant entertainment was given by Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, at their splendid residence in this city, on Thursday evening, December 10th. About sixty to seventy guests were present, among whom we remember by name the following.

Rev. and Mrs. W. R. Kirkwood, Prof. and Mrs. E. P. Hickok, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Schuler, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Read, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Horning, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Spotswood, Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Buckman, Dr. and Mrs. Geo. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Rogers, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Baird, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Ordway, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Harter, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Mann, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Williams, Dr. and Mrs. W. T. Wright, Mr. and Mrs. O. Branham, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Hunt, Dr. and Mrs. C. S. Van Doren, Mr. and Mrs. H. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington, Mrs. Frank Williams of Wichita, Mrs. J. H. Bullen, Mrs. W. H. Albro, Mrs. Whitney, Mrs. Arthur Bangs, Miss Nettie McCoy, Miss Anna McCoy, Mr. W. H. Smith, Mr. Lew Brown, and Mr. W. C. Robinson.
Notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather, made up of rain, mud, snow, and cold, the guests enjoyed themselves to the utmost, and after partaking of a magnificent supper, music, and mirth, the guests separated with warm thanks to their host and hostess, who had afforded them so much pleasure, and with the aid of Arthur Bangs, most of them, we presume, found their own domiciles in due time.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 1, 1885.
L. M. Williams. The Druggist. This gentleman succeeded Messrs. Johnston & Lockwood last fall and has come forward rapidly in public esteem and patronage. He is one of the most affable and obliging gentlemen, thoroughly conversant with his business, and carries a stock unexcelled. Mr. Williams has introduced many novelties in the drug and fancy notion line which are becoming popular with our people. His store room exhibits much taste.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 8, 1885.
Tin Wedding Celebration. On Wednesday evening of last week, Mayor Emerson and lady threw their pleasant home open for the entertainment of invited guests, it being the tenth anniversary of their wedding. Among those present were: Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Spotswood, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Mann, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Baird, Mr. and Mrs. O. Branham, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Harter, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Webb, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Webb, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Ordway, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Schuler, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Williams, Mrs. D. A. Millington, Mrs. J. E. Saint, Mrs. Perkins; Misses Sadie French, Margie Wallis, Jessie Millington, Josie Baird, Nettie McCoy, Anna McCoy, Mattie Harrison of Hannibal, Mo.; Messrs. E. H. Nixon, R. B. Rudolf, M. H. Ewart, M. J. O’Meara, and Ezra Meech. Each bore a token of respect and good will. Under the royal entertainment of Dr. and Mrs. Emerson, all passed the evening most enjoyably and departed with the old year, heartily wishing the “bride and groom” many anniversaries of their wedding, down to the one of diamonds, with its silver tresses.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 2, 1885.
The first case in this county under the new prohibitory law came before Justice Snow yesterday. Thomas Copenhaser procured a pint of whiskey of L. M. Williams last week by filling out the required affidavit, and thereupon proceeded to get “full.” He was raked in for procuring the liquor under false pretenses. He was found guilty and fined $100 and costs and thirty days in the bastille.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 9, 1885.

On the 31st day of March all the druggists in the county holding permits filed the applications of the persons to whom they had sold liquor with the probate judge, as provided by the new prohibitory law. The sales only covered part of the month, as the law did not go into effect until the 13th. Each druggist filed with his bunch of liquor applications an affidavit setting forth that they covered each, every, and all sales of intoxicating liquors made by him from the date on which his permit was granted to the 31st of March. The application which the party buying the liquor must make is to the following form:
My name is J. Michael O’Rafferty. I reside at Winfield, post office at Winfield; I want one pint of whiskey to be used for medical purposes. Said whiskey is not intended for a beverage, nor to sell or to give away, and is necessary and actually needed for the purpose stated. Said whiskey is for myself and is for medical purposes. The above statement is true. J. MICHAEL O’RAFFERTY, Applicant. Attest: JAMIE G. FAY, Druggist.
This, with the number and date attached, is the only document upon which Mr. O’Rafferty can by any legal construction procure “a drop of the crater” with which to wet his whistle these dry and dusty days. If he happens to indulge too freely, in other words, takes of his self-administered medicine an overdose, he is arrested and must dance to the following interesting passage which occurs about the middle of the new law.
“Every person whose statement as made for the purpose of obtaining intoxicating liquors shall be false in any material matter, or who shall sell or furnish any of the liquors  thereon obtained to others as a beverage, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars nor more than five hundred dollars, and by imprisonment in the county jail not less than thirty days nor more than ninety days.
In other words, he must pay and go to jail both. Then the druggist is made a party to the act and if he winks at Mr. J. Michael O’Rafferty in a suspicious manner and gives out liquor on the statement, is bounced. . .
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Druggists mentioned: S. A. Steinberger, Mowry & Sollitt, Theo. Fairclo, Kellogg & Coombs, R.   . Butterfield, Grimes & Son, E. D. Eddy, at Arkansas City; J. N. Harter, L. M. Williams, Brown & Son, Q. A. Glass, at Winfield.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 7, 1885.
“Atholophoras,” sure cure for rheumatism and neuralgia, at L. M. Williams’ drug store.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 14, 1885.
                                         SOME ONE SHOULD BE NIPPED.

The first full month of business under the new prohibitory law ended on May first. Owing to the enormity of the task in figuring up these returns, THE COURIER is late in presenting them. When and as presented they furnish much food for reflection on the part of persons who care to observe the effects of whiskey on prohibition or prohibition on whiskey. The first bunch of statements tackled was that filled by S. E. Steinberger. It was a very extensive job. He filed five hundred and seventy-five statements, covering 407 pints of whiskey and 159 bottles of beer. Fifty gallons of whiskey in thirty days. This is a rattling good business. Many flourishing saloons would be proud of such a trade. The Chicago market report published in our news columns quotes whiskey as “firm at $1.15.” This is about the kind of whiskey Mr. Steinberger probably sells at never less than seventy-five cents per pint or six dollars a gallon. If it costs him two dollars a gallon, he has cleared at least two hundred dollars on his whiskey and twenty-five on his beer—a nice thing. The most probable thing is that his net profit on his beer and whiskey business was over three hundred dollars for the month. Steinberger this month as last heads the list. The sales at Arkansas City are as follows.
Steinberger, 575 sales, 407 pints whiskey, 150 bottles beer.
Grimes & Son, 438 sales, 172 pints whiskey, 120 bottles beer.
Butterfield, 226 sales, 156 pints whiskey, 8 bottles beer.
Fairclo, 206 sales, 100 pints whiskey, 76 bottles beer.
Mowry & S., 241 sales, 161 pints whiskey, no beer.
Kellogg & Co., 237 sales, 245 pints whiskey, no beer.
Total sales: 2,007. Total pints whiskey: 1,315. Total bottles beer: 581.
Thus it seems to take four barrels of whiskey and nearly six hundred bottles of beer to keep the city of Canals, boomers, and ineligible councilmen in good health for thirty days.
The Winfield record for the same period is as follows.
Harter, 175 sales, 175 pints whiskey, no beer.
Williams, 182 sales, 171 pints whiskey, no beer.
Brown & Son, 197 sales, 136 pints whiskey, 215 bottles beer.
Glass, 108 sales, 138 pints whiskey, 24 bottles beer.
Total sales: 662. Total pints whiskey: 618. Total bottles beer: 239.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 14, 1885.
Mr. L. M. Williams, our enterprising druggist, is continually looking for novelties in his line. His latest is genuine spruce gum, right from old New Hampshire, put up in elegant miniature barrels. Girls, if you must chew gum, chew this.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 21, 1885.
Dr. Sutton’s “Amazonian Specific,” the unfailing remedy for every complaint caused by malaria. For sale by L. M. Williams, druggist.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 11, 1885.
Names             No. Sales.        Pints Whiskey.        Bottles Beer.
Harter                          175                        173                        000
Williams                       182                        171                        000
Brown & Son         197                        136                        215
Glass                            108                        138                          24
Total:                      662                        618                        239
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 25, 1885.
Gregg’s German Oil for sale by L. M. Williams.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 2, 1885.
Some gentleman brought in a live centipede this morning, captured ten miles southeast. It is six inches long and has thirty-eight legs. A kitten was playing with it in the yard, someone poked out a long stick; it crawled up the stick and was transferred to a tin can. It was left with L. M. Williams, and now appears among his curiosities.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 2, 1885.

Saturday evening was the occasion of a very enjoyable time at the pleasant residence of S. D. Pryor and wife, it being Mr. Pryor’s birthday. The following couples were present: M. L. Robinson and wife, Dr. Kirkwood and wife, C. W. Taylor and wife, L. M. Williams and wife, H. B. Schuler and wife, J. C. Fuller and wife, Dr. Elder and wife, Henry Brown and wife, Mrs. Geo. W. Miller, Mrs. Brooks, Miss Brooks, Mrs. R. B. Waite, Mrs. Hartman, and S. C. Smith. The evening soon passed away and it was nearly midnight when the party broke up. All enjoyed themselves. The refreshments were very fine. Dr. Kirkwood presented Mr. Pryor with the birthday cake, which was decorated in a unique and tasty manner. All left wishing the evening was only longer. May Mr. Pryor enjoy many such birthdays.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 6, 1885.
Mrs. L. M. Williams and children left on Monday for Enfield, New Hampshire, for two months’ visit. L. M. will pine away in the meantime and make a regular ghost—a fat, smiling ghost.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 20, 1885.
The festive burglars, so long asleep in Winfield, crawled from their den Monday night and got in their work on L. M. Williams’ drug store. They were cute ones and knew just what they were doing. They had evidently examined the premises cleverly and very cleverly did their job. The back door has no lock, is fastened with a slide bolt. The burglars inserted their chisel in the corner of the window frame next to the bolt and neatly pried out a little piece of the glass large enough to insert a hook and slide the bolt. Then they walked in and proceeded to dissect the safe. It wasn’t hard to dissect. It has a little single knocker combination, and Mr. Williams seldom kept much wealth in it, preferring the bank for safety. On this occasion, however, he had about $50 in it, which the burglars shoved down in their nether garments. The door of the cigar case was down and the brandy bottle sitting on the floor. The money till, containing some small change, wasn’t touched. They evidently got the fifty dollars, took a few cigars and a drink of brandy, and lit out. It was a very slick job, and was evidently done by two expert cracksmen. The job itself wouldn’t need an expert, but the way they went at it, it showed science. There isn’t the least clue to the identity of the burglars.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 3, 1885.
Disinfect your cellars and out houses with antiseptic powder. For sale at Williams’ drug store. Price only 25 cents per box.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 10, 1885.
Disinfectants, both in liquid and powder forms, at Williams, the druggist, 25 cents per box.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 10, 1885.

WHO IS GUILTY? Friday evening, in the presence of a crowd of men, one of our merchants made the remark, as he stood wistfully eyeing a watermelon that registered 60 pounds on the scales, “I’ll give anyone 10 cents that can steal that melon.” Well, that melon disappeared in a very short time afterward, and the faker did not get the ten cents—didn’t even ask for it. He didn’t want it, and we wouldn’t either, under the circumstances, for that merchant was mad. He wanted to exterminate somebody, but who, he didn’t know. Who perpetrated the deed? was the question. This morning the ghastly remains of that melon were found in the street in front of Williams’ drug store. The marks on at least a quarter section of it showed almost conclusively that the molars of our fat man had played a very interesting part in its murder, but on being questioned, he swore innocence on a stack of almanacs. Judge Beck said he was positive that Noble Caldwell was the guilty victim, but Noble says he was trying his mightiest to convince his best girl’s mother that he was the proper man for her son-in-law: would “insure” her he was, during the entire delightful evening. The innocent expression of his face betrayed no guilt and it was unanimously conceded he was innocent. Jack Hudson—but we promised not to give it away and you bet we won’t. Our church reputation is above par and if we disclosed the cost of that melon and the various owners, our moral proclivities might slide down below zero.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 8, 1885.
L. M. Williams took the S. K. Saturday evening for Boston and New York to buy goods and bring his wife and family home, who are now in New Hampshire.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 8, 1885.
L. M. Williams left Friday for his old home in New Hampshire. He will bring his wife back with him.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 29, 1885.
Mr. L. M. Williams and wife returned Monday from Enfield, New Hampshire, where Mrs. Williams has been spending the summer. Mr. Williams was all over the New England states while away and had a splendid time, carrying a metropolitan air with his usual grace and dignity.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 26, 1885.
The annual hunt of the Winfield Sportsmen’s Club, yesterday, was all in a conglomerate mass on the floor of the Brettun House office last evening, where President Harter and Secretary Glass conducted the count of the terrible slaughter and gave the individual scores. It was a tired crowd of hunters, many of them looking very sad eyed. The unlucky ones swore on a stack of powder that Cowley County is just about gameless—some of them didn’t see a cotton tail all day; yes, some of them didn’t see anything, which is verified by the nonentity of their score; but hardly by the appearance of their ammunition, which seems to whisper, “wasted on the desert air.” But an honest consultation of hunters was unanimous in the verdict that they never did so much traveling for so little game. The game appeared to have been notified of its impending fate and crawled in its hole. Capt. Huffman’s division laid it over Capt. Hunt’s division by a good majority. The losing side sets up the banquet at the Brettun tonight, when a big time is anticipated. James McLain, as last year, bobbed up serenely with the champion score and raked in the gold medal. Dr. Riley, with a score of 20, raked in the tin medal.
                                                             THE SCORE.
                                                         Huffman’s Division.
P. A. Huffman, 1620; Jas. McLain, 1755; J. N. Harter, 410; Fred Whiting, 665; K. McClung, 765; Chas. Holmes, 730; F. Kessinger, 180; John Eaton, 235; J. R. Handy, 1130; Q. A. Glass, 115; Dr. J. G. Evans, 385; Dr. Emerson, 385; Dr. Riley, 20; J. B. Garvin, 215; T. J. Harris, 65; L. M. Williams, 170. Total: 8,845.
                                                            Hunt’s Division.
J. S. Hunt, 595; Jas. Vance, 705; F. Clark (didn’t hunt); Jap Cochran, 955; H. D. Gans, 910; J. B. Nipp, 805; J. Denning (didn’t hunt); Geo. Jennings, 805; M. L. Devore, 320; Geo. Headrick, 390; A. H. Doane (didn’t hunt); Geo. McIntire, 320; G. L. Rinker, 220; J. Barnthouse, 260; Hop Shivvers, 260; D. McCutcheon (didn’t hunt). Total: 6,445.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 26, 1885.
Thursday night was the occasion of the annual banquet of the Winfield Sportsmen’s Club. The annual hunt occurred the day before, the victors and defeated had received their scores, and now was another meeting, to eat, drink (water), and be merry; the “greenies,” or unfortunates, telling how they walked and walked, and fired and fired, and came out with only a few cotton-tails; and the victors were to explain how they managed it in getting so much salt on the tails of their game. The banquet, of course, was spread in the large dining hall of the Brettun, “set up” by the losing division, under Captain Hunt. Messrs. Harter & Hill did themselves proud in the preparation of the banquet, a magnificent array of about everything obtainable in the culinary art, with waiters most attentive. At nine o’clock the feast began, partaken of by the following.
Victors: P. A. Huffman, captain; Jas. McLain, J. N. Harter, Fred Whiting, K. McClung, Chas. Holmes, F. Kessinger, John Eaton, J. R. Handy, Q. A. Glass, Dr. J. G. Evans, Dr. Emerson, Dr. Riley, J. B. Garvin, T. J. Harris, L. M. Williams.
Defeated and had to set ’em up: J. S. Hunt, captain; Jas. Vance, F. Clark, Jap Cochran, H. D. Gans, J. B. Nipp, J. Denning, Geo. Jennings, M. L. Devore, Geo. Headrick, A. H. Doane, Geo. McIntire, G. L. Rinker, J. Barnthouse, Hop Shivvers, D. McCutcheon.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 17, 1885.
Williams, the druggist, is alive to the latest and best novelties. He has one now in a money changer that does the work to perfection by machinery. It is well worth seeing.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 7, 1886.
The Marriage of Mr. B. W. Matlack and Miss Gertrude McMullen.
Pair of silver and ground glass flower vases, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Williams.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 18, 1886.
A wise father never trifles with his family’s health, nor buys patent medicines that are publishing testimonials of cures he knows nothing of, but deals with reliable druggists who know which medicine has in reality cured. The undersigned druggists of Winfield have sold Primley’s Speedy Cough Cure for two years, and can truthfully say: That it has never failed to give relief in the most obstinate and stubborn cases of coughs and colds. Consumptives will please ask for special instructions, and if it does not help you, it will cost you nothing. Every bottle warranted. Price 50 cents and $1. For sale by the following druggists: J. N. Harter, Quincy A. Glass, and L. M. Williams.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 25, 1886.

Mrs. M. L. Whitney, assisted by her daughter, Miss Libbie, and son, W. R., entertained a number of guests last evening at their pleasant an agreeable home on South Mansfield, in that easy and pleasant manner that is sure to make all feel at home. The evening was spent in social pastime and amusements. Such social gatherings are a source of much pleasure to all participating, and this one will long be remembered as among the delightful society evenings of this city. Refreshments of the choicest kind were partaken of, and all went home with the satisfaction of having enjoyed themselves. The following were present: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brown, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Randall, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Horning, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Beeny, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Carson, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Brown, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. McMullen, Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Matlack, Dr. and Mrs. Evans, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. McMullen, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Webb, Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Hunt, Dr. and Mrs. Tandy, Captain and Mrs. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Schuler, Mrs. Riddle, Mrs. E. Wallis, Mrs. A. T. Spotswood, and Misses Nellie and Alice Aldrich, Miss Hamill, Miss Maggie Taylor, Miss Nettie McCoy, Messrs. J. L. M. Hill, L. M. Williams, and Rev. J. C. Miller.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 25, 1886.
Winfield’s appreciation of a first-class operatic troupe has always been high. The only fault found was their scarcity. The appearance on the 30th of the Mendelssohn Quintette Concert Company, one of the best musical companies traveling, and one of years’ plaudits, is attracting great interest. A number of our people have heard this company and pronounce it unexcelled. Dr. Arnold made a guarantee of $200 to get this company and already has more than tickets enough subscribed. The subscribers get the first chance at the box chart. Put your name down, at Williams’ drug store.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 25, 1886.
The most fashionable novelty is five o’clock luncheon, a full-dress reception of ladies only, for tea and an hour or two of social chat, such as only ladies, when untrammeled by the awkward presence of men—who were never made to talk—can enjoy. Last evening Winfield had the first full-fledged introduction of this pleasurable novel. It was a reception by Mrs. A. H. Doane and Mrs. D. L. Kretsinger, two of the city’s most delightful entertainers, at the home of Mrs. Doane. A little after four the invited guests began to arrive and by 5 o’clock the parlors were a scene of the liveliest mirth and social freedom, the following prominent ladies being present: Mesdames C. H. Taylor, C. L. Harter, Ray Oliver, George Raymond, George Rembaugh, J. F. Balyeat, G. H. Buckman, O. Branham, W. H. Albro, Ela Albright, E. M. Albright, J. J. Carson, L. M. Williams, J. A. Eaton, J. C. Miller, Col. McMullen, J. F. McMullen, B. W. Matlack, C. C. Collins, Henry Brown, Lewis Brown, J. H. Tomlin, E. P. Young, J. N. Young, Dr. Van Doren, M. J. Darling, W. H. Shearer, R. E. Wallis, D. A. Millington, Wm. Mullen, H. L. Holmes, W. P. Hackney, Dr. Brown, M. L. Robinson, Geo. Robinson, S. D. Pryor, Dr. Emerson, M. L. Whitney, J. L. Horning, J. D. Pryor, Geo. W. Miller, Edwin Beeny, Frank Doane, and Miss Lena Oliver. At the appointed hour a luncheon of choice delicacies, with a sprinkling of appropriate substantials, was bounteously and gracefully served. It was one of the happiest gatherings imaginable. The ladies were all handsomely and fashionably attired. By half past six all had departed, realizing the pleasantest reception for many a day. The main object of the “five o’clock luncheon” is to dissipate the inconveniences of the “fashionable call,” where all is prim form, with little opportunity for forming genuine friendships. It is certainly a most admirable mode of widening friendships among the ladies of the city, as all will attest who experienced the very agreeable hospitality of Mrs. Doane and Mrs. Kretsinger, on this occasion.


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