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A FRONTIER DOCTOR
Mr. Keep, who was still in the saddle as Chairman of the
Executive Board of the Chicago and Northwestern Rail-
road Company. When I reminded him of my adventure
in 1876, he remembered it and we had a good laugh over
December 20, 1876, my old friend, Charles W. Paist,
now a law student at St. Paul, surprised me with a visit.
We had a fine time together, and on Christmas Eve dined
at the Palmer House. After dinner I walked with him to
the train, at the Northwestern depot, and bade him good-
bye. From that moment no one who knew him has ever
seen him. He simply vanished from the face of the earth.
He traveled on two trip passes, one from Chicago to Elroy
and another from Elroy to St. Paul. The first was taken
up by the conductor, so he must have disappeared be-
tween Chicago and Elroy. A detective agency hunted
for him for months, but never found the slightest trace.
To this date, 1928, his fate has remained an unfathom-
Here’s what’s next.
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