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Wheeler Discusses the Famous
Novelist's Works.
No Writer Hnn a Illgbt to Fnlnt PABO
or Illunlvo Picture of Bin
"Oulda" a Master Workman
But a Poor Theorist.
Written for Hit 11te CopvrlgMt < l.
In the August number of Llppincott's
Magazine Mr. Edgar Fawcott published
an admirable article entitled "Tho
Truth About Oulda. " It contained the
following sentences !
The decried immorality of Oulda I have
never been at all able to jKjrcelve. While re
vealing what she believes to be low and con-
tcmptlblu in society of to-day , she employs
merely the weapons Juvenal made use of.
Bhe is never sympathetic with wrong-doing.
She lays bare nllko the sensual and the sordid
did aim , but how cordially she seems to de
test each inuuvuin sujet she describes , "
While all this la strictly true , I differ
frem Mr. Fnwcctt , in being nblo to per
ceive and fully comprehend the precise
kind ol Immoral elTcct produced upon
the impressionable mind by
Nowhere in any of her books , so far
ns I can recall them , is she guilty of
describing with undue warmth or un
necessary detail any amorous scone or
emotion. She does not sweep us into
any maelstrom of furious passion with a
whirlwind of sublime words , like Gnu-
tier or Swinburne. She does not initi
ate us into the unique vices of the ut
terly depraved like Zola or Daudet.
She does not charm us against our will
in the relation of unlawful amours , like
But with oil the strength of her
wonderful brain , and with the persis
tency of a determined purpose , she
Bends her bullets of wit nnd sarcasm
, , i.- > lw tu- gjt fl0 [ hirgTi6s1 Meal ? , iiiifl
the noblest impulses of human nature ;
while she paints with fnlso colors a halo
which never existed about the shallow
and the Insincere.
I read "Strathmoro" during nn un
formed and romantic period of my life.
"Lady Vavasour" was described as
of "Ouida's" heroines
being like so many
ines , an extremely refined , thoroughly
charming and irresistablo creature.
worshipped and sought after , beloved
and respected up to the very climax of
her adventurous and wicked career.
I do not think my natural impulses
are exceptionally vicious or immoral ,
yet I must confess that the whole career
of Lady Vavasour , as depicted in
"Strathmoro , " was wonderfully fascin
ating to mo. It left a glamour and in
fluence which was long in being dis
pelled. As I look upon the character
now , I realize that it was miserably un
true to life.
"Lndy Vavasour" was an adventuress
a jnlstress of many men who masquer
aded as the wife of one and revelled in
all manner of delight and success until
her final downfall.
Since I read the book , I have como to
know In detail the careers of three ad
venturesses In real life. Each had
and perhaps still has a measure of suc
cess in deceiving respectable people , in
being received into pure homes , in
winning favors and admiration from in
fluential men. But in all these cases
they lived in terror of detection and in
a fever of unrest with their own un
happy hearts. In each case the woman's
name was used lightly by men who , if
they pitied her too much to expose , do-
spiscu her accordingly. In each case
there were clean souled women who sus
pected and avoided her. There are nc
llowerv paths of unalloyed delight fet
Lady Vavasours out of Ouida's novels ,
Even moro ridiculously untrue to life ,
and more subtly poisonous to the young
mind , is Ouida's delineation of the im
possible character of "Princess Nap-
raxino" and "Countess Othraar. " Tim
woman figures as the heroine in t\vc
long romances.
She wasnccording to Ouida's descrip
tion , a sorceress whom all men adored
n married coquette with battalions ol
lovers who fought over and died foi
her ; yet she retained the worshipping
love and respect of both her husbands
bore a spotless reputation to the end
whore wo leave her with her last devoted -
voted and doting spouse.
Certainly an attractive character ani
career to the romantic , power-lovhif
girl of the day !
But outside of Ouida's works , tht
married flirt with a retinue of lover
who fight duels for her favors is scan
dnlizcd by society , her nnmo is spokei
enceringly by men about town , nnd tin
husband whose pride and self-respect i
trampled upon usually ends the matte :
by seeking a divorce.
Over and over in nil her novels Ouidi
gives utterance to sentiments like thi
from the lips of Countess Ot lunar , a
she muses about her husband :
'It is no good for him to bo jealou
nnd irritated. It keeps his adnurntioi
and his affection alive. If a man be no
mndo jealous by his wife ho drifts iut
indifference. "
There was never worse philosophy ol
ford to the world than this. Never wor
moro erroneous nnd untruthful precept
sent forth to poison ignorant youii |
Nothing could bo moro destructive t
happiness than for man or woman to ini
bibo these ideas and attempt toprnctlc
them. The affection which must b
kept alive by jealousy is not worth th
clTort. The husband who is only inter
estcd when irritated is but tv blank ii
the lottery of marriage.
Any man who is ns tender , noble
hearted , and true as Count Othmar wa
described would grow to despise th
shallow woman who kept him "irritate
nnd jealous. " That sort of breeze ma
porvo to fan the flames of courtship , bu
it invariably extinguishes the fires c
conjugal love , and loaves only the blacli
cued embers of disgust and the pal
ashes of perished prido.
It is this low ideal of love and mat
riago , this false halo which she throw
about the career of an adventuress , th
triumph of injustice and emptiness eve
Justice and worth , which constitutes th
Immorality of Ouida's works , to m
I in variably close her books with a be
llttlod estimate of human nature nn
a so n so of exasperation toward th
whole universe. In her novels it is th
shallow , immoral , insincere , nnd ur
worthy women who always win the prize
and pleasures of life. If she punishc
nnd unmasks them nt the end , it is nc
until they have enjoyed along career c
buccesa , unmarred by disaster.
The noblo. pure , fathful , and devote
woman , although endowed with greatc
physical charms , she invariably gives
very hard time. Neglect and inditToi
once are their lot. After I road "Foil
Farino" I wondered what use there wi
in being good and wretched , who
sin and prosperity wore so muc
Inn somewhat close study ol humn
nature , I have found nothing to justil
these fals * pictures which Ouida hi
! ' 'iicr < ) is nothiu ? .fascinating , at
everything revolting , in the career of ft
real adventuress. A beautiful nnd noble
woman wins ten times the admiration
and love which falls to the lot of abcau-
tiful bad woman ,
Inny { man neglects a good and worthy
woman for nn unworthy ono , as we know
men often do , he Invariably suffers from
the opinion of the world , from his own
confidence , If ho hns one , nnd almost
always finds nothing but misery in his
The romantic nnd Ignorant of the
world young girl cannot read the ma
jority of Onlda's novels ( I can think of
ono only which I exempt from this cate
gory , and that Is "Wanda" ) without
gaining the impression that noble
women nnd true wives suffer neglect
and misery , while the immoral adven
turess or blasso flirt revels innll the good
things of life. It Is not true.
The success of vicious nnd immoral
women is only spasmodic , and always un
satisfactory , and a doubtful reputation
follows them werover they go. If virtue
nnd worth sometimes suffer and rdfet
under a cloud , these qualities are cer
tain to bring their reward in the long
run. There is no society so frivolous or
base that a true and pure woman is not
respected nnd admired moro than a
clover domi-tnondairo.
Out of Ouida's novels , the married
woman whoso lovers nro always pre
ferred to her husband , however free
from sin she may ho , inevitably finds
her reputation tarnished by the speech
of a cynical world. And the true nnd
loyal husbands nnd wives are not those
who are kept in a state of irritated
No man possessed of good sense or
any strength of character would respect
a wife who attempted to irritate him ,
and no woman with the brains of n
grasshopper would try to irritate a kind
and devoted lover-husband.
Genius has the right to depict vice
nnd sin in all their hideousncsSj but it
has no right to give false or illusive
pictures , or to drag down nnd belittle
what is noble nnd grand. Again this
is what Ouidn docs over and over again.
She is a poet in her use of words , an
artist in her coloring of scenes nnd situ
ations , n master workman in her con
struction of plots , but her philosophy is
bitter and bad , and her theories of life
zii'l love nmTmiU'rlfig'o falso' and un
Mine. Janauschck will soon start on the
road again.
Sir Arthur Sullivan has completed a grand
opera to bo called "Mary Stuart. "
Mcci'h Brothers of Buffalo , contemplate
sending two "Anarchy" companies on the
Marie Van Znndt. the American primn
donna , will bo heard In this country next
The Place Vcndomo , the new theater in
Nashville , is a remarkably handsome place
of amusement.
Miss Nina Sharp , of Hartford , Conn. , is
said to be the most accomplished amateur
violinist in the United States.
Fanny Daveniwrt will not produce Sar-
dou's new play until she can Reunion New
York theatio in which to picsentit fora run.
Mr. Klelmrd C. White , the dramatist of
the production , personally looks after details
in the performances of "She. "
Joe Jefferson lias tin almost entirely new
company this season , and there appears to
be no diminution in his wonderful popularity.
Mary Anderson is now worth nearly one
million dolhus in her own right more
money than any other actress has ever made ,
The New York Academy of Music has
been purchased by Eugene Tompkms , of the
Boston theater , and E. G. Giltnore , ol
Niblo's Garden , for ? UC3,000.
Henry Irving has brought over ninetj
people for "Faust , " in addition to an elec
trician , gas-man , calcium light man and mas
ter carpenter.
The group of the seven condemned an
archists as they appeared while in consulta
tion in the Arbcitcr Zcitung oflleo is now on
exhibition at the Eden Musee , New York.
Miss Julia Marlowo has signed a contract
with Henry E. Abbey whereby that gentle
men becomes her manager for a number ol
years. Her season will begin at the Stai
theatre on December IB.
A prominent manager who saw Crcstor
Clarke's debut as "Hamlet" has this to say
"If young Clarke is true to his opportunities
hu will within live j ears bo the accepted idea
"Hamlet" of the American stage. "
Pattl's first concert tour will commence al
Manchester in the middle of November. She
will visit Glasgow , Edinburgh , Leeds , Not
tingham , Birmingham , Brighton and Bristol
and say farewell in London in December.
The duel in the last act of "Monbars,1
Muntcll's new play , was arranged by Mons
Senac , the celebrated swordsman , and was
practiced by Mr. Mantell and Mr. Mason foi
two weeks , two hours a day , under tin
supervision of M. Scnau.
The Iloumaula opera house was opened ii
New York recently. The walls and coilint
are frescoed , the proscenium nrch is gilded
and the auditorium Is lighted by electricity
Th"o programmes are nearly all couched ii
retroactive Hebrew.
The Cincinnati Music Festival nssociatioi
has engaged the English tenor , Lloyd , fo :
the centennial May musical festival there ir
May next. Mr. Lloyd comes under n con
tract which provides ho shall sing nowheri
else in the United States or Canada durini
his absence from England.
Mrs. Walter S. Andrews Is a Hungarlai
by birth , with Just sufficient accent to give i
piquancy to her efforts. She has a perfec
command of the stage , and in the tlrst pro
dilution of "Tho Kusslan Honeymoon" h
New York her baroness was so favorably re
ceived that the Messrs. Mallory made her i
most excellent professional offer.
A novel feature in "The Golden Giant" Ii
the appearance of the only Engllsh-spcakinf
Chinese actor on the American stage In tin
part of a California Chinese servant a char
aeter which , it is needless to say , ho plays ti
the life. The fact is , too , that ho has mad
an artistic success , and comes In regular ! ;
for his share of applause. His name Is Al
Wnng Sing.
Arrangements have been virtually com
pleted for the production of ! Verdi's "Othello' '
in New York about the middle of next Apr !
under the direction of Siguor Campaninl
who Is negotiating for the Mctrojiolitai
opera houso. Campaninl will sing "Othello1 ;
Galassi , "Jago ; " Mine. Totrazztni , of th <
Madrid Opera house , will bo the "Desdc
mona. " while in all probability the couduc
tor will bo Signer Muzio.
Edwin Booth and Lawrence Barrettopcnci
the Warder opera house In Kansas City undo
extraordinary circumstances. The rooof o
the now theater was not on and "Othello' '
was played In ono scene boxed to keep ou
the wind. A natural moon was used insteai
of the usual "fako. " The audience , wliici
crowded every part of the theater , wor
their hats , wraps and heavy overcoats , bu
were good-natured and rcceivedjthe perform
aiico with great enthusiasm.
Josiah Graston is the pride of BeHonTcx
because ho is 109 years old.
Edmund Montgomery of Georgia , lived t
bo 103 years of ago without ever taking
dose of medicine.
David Clement of Hudson , N. II. . age
ninety-two , the eldest of eight twins in on
family , died recently.
In the Canadian village of L'Assomptlon o
Thursday of last week twenty venerabl
couples Joined in u celebration of thcl
golden wedding.
For 103 years Mrs. Lucy Luther of Hai
lyuio , Conn. , who died on Wednesday , ha
been a stranger to disease , and had all he
mental faculties.
John Godwin Yokum of Randolph countj
W. Va. , who died last week is supposed t
have been the oldest man in the state. H
was 100 years old.
Although ninety years old , William Garr
bio , of East New Brunswick , N. J. , rcccntl
drove thirty miles in a wagon In ono trl
without fatigue. Ho has 84 grandchildre
und 104 great-grandchildren.
The mother of Major King , of Kingstoi
Canada , is ninety-four years of age. At tt
recent election * ho walked to the poll
marked. her ballot without glasses , the
walked home and resumed her houschol
When thoFroet loon thoPumpkin
Weather Predictions.
Executed With Pen A" Clear Concep
tion A UniYcrxul "Wish
When Women
When the Frost Is on the Pnnkln.
Jamrt H'Mlcoml ) lllt < y.
When the frost Is on the putikln and the fed
der's in the shock ,
And you hear the kyouck and gobble of the
struttin" turkey cock ,
And the clack in' of the gulncys and the
cluckln of the hens ,
And the rooster's hallyloolcr as ho tiptoes on
the fence ;
O , it's then the times a feller is n-fccltn' at
his best ,
With a rising sun to greet him from a night
of peaceful rest ,
As he leaves the house bareheaded and goes
out to feed the stook ,
When the frost is on the punkln and the fed
der's in the shock.
They's something kindo hnrty-liko about the
When the heat of summer's over and the
coolln1 fall are hereOf
Of course wo miss the flowers and the blos
soms on the trees ,
And tbo mumble of the hummln'-blrds an'
buzzin of the been ;
But the air's so appetlzin' , and the landscape
through the Iwzo
Of a crisp and sunny morning of who early
autumn days
Is a plctur' that no painter bos the colorln' '
to mock
When the frost is on the punklu and the fed
der's in the shock.
Thohusky , rusty rustle of the tassels of the
corn ,
And the ruspln' of the tangled leaves , as
golden as the morn ,
The stubble in the furrles kindo' lonsome-
like , but still
A-prcachin sermons to us of the burns they
growed to 1111 :
The straw-stack in the medder , and the
reaper in the shed ;
The hosses in their stalls below the clover
O , it set mv heart a-clickin' like the tick' " ' " '
J. . . . - j
a clock ,
hcn the frost Is on the punkln and the fed
der's in the shock.
Weather Predictions.
When your coal gives out beware of a
spell of frigid weather.
When you cannot see the sun , make
.ip your mind that it will bo cloudy.
When there is ice in your pitcher in
ho morning you may bo sure that it has
jeen cold.
"When a man carries an umbrella to
business with him , it is a sign that it
will not rain.
Abbreviated KliymoN.
A party who signed himself Mr.
Alphonzo du Uurdrs had a Sr. ,
And ho got on his cur
As I happened to hoar ,
When another fellow Jumped up and Kr.
A liuly who came from Ky.
Was noted because sbo was ply ;
She'd walk in the rain
And she'd never complain ,
Though the weather was stifling and my.
Prof. IwnucH1 Pessimistic View.
Virginia ( Nov. ) Chronicle : "What
are you dreaming ahoutV" said an ac
quaintance , mldrosing Prof. Is-aach ,
while the latter was leaning against an
awning post at daybreak this morning ,
gazing bolomnly at the sidewalk.
"Things ain't shapin' right and I've
got a frightful lit of the blues , " replied
the professor.
"liraco up , old man ; there's jubt as
good fish in the sea ns ever were
caught , " continued the comforter.
"I know it , but don't they bite like
they used to , " replied the professor ,
' 'Don't has
got despondent ; every dog
his day , " consolingly remarked the
first speaker.
"Yes , hut there's moro dogs thnn
days , " was the sorrowful answer , which
in the chill morning air sounded like a
wail from the tomb.
Kxccutcd AVith a Pen.
llolteit J. llunldtc.
"IJeneath the sliding rule of men entirely
The typo-writer is greater than the sword. "
Oldgold "Who sworcd , my lord ! "
"The man who received the type-writer
letter ; '
The printer who set up the copy ;
Wliolo words sjielled in the space of one
small m
With nil the letters piled on top of one an
other ,
Like to a Chinese sentence standing on its
What scnso is there in this 'Hgwl G
HopsfM dww dH1
And yet I know it mean 'The horse fell
dead. '
In all the lexicons wo use there's no such
As 'kbfltmala : ' yet full well I know
It stands in this man's note for 'informa
tion ; '
I have so learned the tangled language o )
the thing ,
That all its jargon is write plain for me ;
Hut sorely do I fear that learning it
I had made hopeless wreck of temperate
speech ,
And lost my front pew standing in the syn
Sco , all around this line of consonants
Scarred with lost capitals , the proof rcadci
has drawn
Ills awful circle with the pencil blue :
Stand oft I while on this correspondent' !
' head
( The cuss. )
Dog gene the billy bo dog goncd man ol
thumbs ,
The diddlcdy dog goned chalky fingcret
loon ;
'Y gumy' : gaul ; odd rabbit ; Jcmmlny pelt
Gadzooks ; odd boddikins ; by Venus'glovo :
Uy Mars his gauntlet ; by the river side ;
Sweet by and by , and by oh , baby by : "
( At this point the caitiff slowly withers
away. )
A Clear Conception.
Merchant Traveler : "Do you know
the nature of an outhV" asked the judge
of a Chinaman who was on the witness
.No sabo , " said John with a puzzled
"Ho means do you understand what i1
moans when you swear to what you art
going to say'i" ' explained the counsel.
"Oh , mo sabo swear. Glo dlammo
allo samee holleo. "
A Universal WUIi.
Oh for a gun
That would carry a ton ,
Or a sabro keen
That would cut shingles clean ,
To smite for once and forever more
that terrible conscionoless midnighl
bore who ruthlessly breaks on a placid
snore with airs that wore popular years
before the man who is always whistling -
ing ,
Ho starts at morn
With his tune forlorn ,
„ And ho'll never stop
Though his hearers drop.
His neighbors for mercy vainly sue
ho'll merrily whistle "Mikado" cleai
through , will turn back to "Patience7
and "Pinaforo , " too , avoiding with care
all the music sheets now the man whc
is always whistling.
Wlicn Women Kiss.
When women kiss , too vague the bliss ,
Too sentimental , too ethereal :
Ann when they've kissed , what else , pray
But shameful waste of the raw material I
A Slew of Adolescence.
St. PnuVGlobe : St. Paul mother t <
her thirteen year old duujhtcr-"Claudi
what nro you gottjng on your wraps
for ? " Olnudo "I'm cofafe out this eve
for a drive with ChftrUj } > Smart. " "But.
my dear , you haven't asked my consent
yet. " . "J Know that.'Don't you know
that you are not old enough to choose
your own company nnd go out evenings
without consulting mo ? You must re
member that you are not out of ehort
dresses yet. " I kuow but I wear a bus
tle. "
Two Ancient Families.
My family is very ancient , " remarked
nn English tourist in .Ohio , "it dates
back to the crusadqa. " "So docs mine , "
replied the Buckeyo. "My mother was
a crusader herself. And what a noble
stand they made against the liquor
trafllc too. " "Aw " mid the
, . , English
man , considerably mystified.
The turkeys are said to be organtzi ng
cranberry trust.
Fancy pen-wipers are nice until they nro
used for wiping pens.
It won't bo long before the national air will
bo "Yankee Boodle. "
It is said that drummers who travel with
rubber goods are always stretching the
The measles will bo a fashionable disease
this winter , now that the prince of Wales'
daughters have had it.
"My cup of Joy Is very full , " sings a poet.
Well , let it be , gcntlo one. Don't ' try to
change places with the cup. ,
George Francis Train says. A lady's bustle
and a pig's tail are evidently utilized for the
same purpose to stick out behind.
Cowardice is usually to bo abhorred , but
an amateur musician who is afraid to touch it
violin would be universally respected.
"How Httlo the world knows of our inner
lives I" exclaims a writer. Hlghtyou are
especially if wo happen to be dyspeptics.
The way to boom a river is to dam it , and
then break the dam. The way to boom n
town is to boom it and then break the boom.
When you hear of a railroad pool being or-
ganircd , you may expect to read something
about stock being watered shortly afterward.
If there is anything that strikes homo to
the human soul with a scnso of forlorn in
congruity , it is a white plug hat in a Hurry of
When you pay for a ton of coal , and only
get lbK ( ) pounds , the law allows you to shuto
the coal , though you dare not shoot- the
It is easier for some editors to write a fenj
lollar article with a live-cent pen than for
others to write a live cent article with a ten-
lollar pen.
Occasionally practical Jokers' do a witty
thing as when some students in a western
city took down a sign"Stamping done here , "
md put It over the entrance to a variety
An Irishman seeing an undertaker carrying
a very small coflln , exclaimed in the utmost
BUiprife , "By the saint o' Sllgol is it possible
that that coflln can be intended for any livin'
creature ! "
Reports continue to como in of men who
wvc had their nose cut off by sneezing while
: ) eing shaved. People will learn after while
pel hups , that a sharp razor is something that
is not to be sneezed at.
A young woman applied for charity in
Austin not long slnco with a papercontaining
the following ; "Thus unfortunate woman is
the only daughter of an old and childless
father , and she supports buveralyoung broth-
cis by her work. "
The interstate commission has decided
that the commercial xlrummcr is not a privi
leged person. There must be some mistake
about the decision. The commission is new
yet. When It has traveled a little moro its
opinions will bo changed.
The Zulus worship a fetish ; the Chinese
bow down to graven images ; the 1'cisian
worships llro on bended knee , but if you
want to sen a man get right down in abject
humility , it's an Omaha man at 1'J o'clock
howling for his wife to uncork the keyhole of
the front door.
A Texas editor having charged that the
father of a rival Journalist had been in the
penitentiary was told that ho must retract or
die. Hs [ retraction read as follows , "Wo
wore mistaken last week in stating that the
father of the editor had been in the peniten
tiary. The efforts of his friends to have his
sentence commuted to imprisonment for life
failed and the wretch was hanged. " No
doubt the apology was satisfactory.
Tlic OM Rcllnblo Speclalln of many yearn' experi
ence , treats with wonderful succe s , all I.U.NU.
TIIHOAT , CANcnt. l-II.Ks , 1ISrULA. .
nilnTllUL cured without p.iln or Mndranco
nlll I llni * liom bu lni- < ' < . AII Chronic Diseases ,
IIUI I UIIL. fnr | p advance of uny Institution m
thli country. Those who contuiupliiic irolne to Hot
MirlriKi tor the treatment of any I'rlvnto i < r lllood
dl ea o run lie curcil for one third the cost ut our
1'rlvato Dispensary.
I ft III CO H > "Is treatment a Pure , Lovely Com-
I Ulllr.l plenlim , Ireo from fallownexi , freckled ,
UHUII.U blackheads , eruption * , etc , brilliant
eyc anil perfect health can be hud.
t7"Tlial "tired" feellnirand all female wcaknei es
troiuptly cured , HloatlnK llcadiiches , Ncnoui 1'rov
araton.Cent'ral Debility , t > lreiileii > iiu > i'i , lopie son
Und Indlueption , O > arlan troublen. Intlrornatlon and
nlrlerutlon. 1-alllnitand Ul pl 'emcnts. Spinal ncak-
fpsn , Kidney complaints ami Chaniiu of I.Uc , Consult
the ( Mel IKittnr
Acute or Chronic Inllanima-
EYE AND EAR tlun of tlio Kyellrts or ( ilobo
and Far or Near Stiihtedncss.
Inversion of the l.lda , Scrofulous Ky < * s , Ulceratlons ,
Intlaiumatlons. Abscess , Dimne * * of Vlslun ot ono or
both eye * , and Tumor" of l.ld.
n * Inttannnatlon of th hur , Ulceratlon or Catarrh ,
Intcrnnl or Kiterniil lpafne > < * , or I'aralyHls , blnglnK
or KoarlniMinlseB , Thickened Drum , etc.
DebilityIxiss of Vital 1'ower , Sleep-
lpx-nui , I > espondency , Ijosi of
Memory , ConfnMun of Idcil , Hlurs
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No. 3U Bouth 13th St. . Omaha. Nebo -
Something About the Omaha Modi-
col and Surgical Institute.
One of the Finest Institution ! In
tbo CountAble Pbjril-
clans Constitute
tbo Staff.
Never , perhaps , in the history of this
or rvny other state , has a medical estab
lishment of any kind mot with such ro-
mnrkuble success as the Omaha Modicnl
and Surpicnl Institute. Its remarkable
popularity in Omnha is not only what
would be expected , but its pntronngo from
all parts of the western country proves
the splendid reputation Dr. McMon-
amy has built up for himself and the In
stitution over which ho presides. The
institute U now located in the mag
nificent now four-story brick block at
the corner of Thirteenth and Dodge
street * . The institute was originally
located at the corner of Twelfth and
Howard streets , but the rapid growth
of Omaha and of Dr. McMonnmy's
practice made a change to more exten
sive quarters an absolute necessity.
From this site the largo building at the
corner of Thirteenth street and Capitol
avenue was selected , nnd for throe
years the building was filled with patients -
tients from all parts of the country. At
the end of that time it became evident
that a larger and moro centrally lo
cated building was needed , and this
fall the institute was removed to its
present site. The building is a most
commodious one and is eminently fitted
for the needs of Dr. McMcmuny and his
corps of able assistants.
Connected with the establishment ,
nnd a very important part of it is the
surgical brace and instrument manu
factory over which the physician exer
cises his personal supervision. A
number of expert workmen nro
. | ii , .y .
irom the raw steel to meet the require
ments of all classes of deformities. All
kinds of line surgital instruments are
made , and it is a fact that their equal
in finish and usefulness is unknown in
this country.
On the ground floor is located a fine
prescription drug store in which the
finest preparations nro compounded
under the charge of one of _ the most
competent druggists in the eity.
The olllces of the physician are con
nected with the drug store by n pri
vate staircase. There are seven ofllces
on the second floor , five of which aroused
used for reception and consultation
rooms and the other two for operating
rooms. Forty elegantly fitted apart-
j incuts comprise the accommodation for
hoarding patients. Fully one-half of
these are occupied at present by
patients , many of whom have traveled
hundreds of miles to place themselves
under the treatment of Dr. MeMenainy.
The rooms are properly furnished
and on the bume floor are the lavatorys ,
and other necessary conveniences.
Great attention has been given to the
ventilation and sanitary arrangements
and they are more perfect that can bo
found in any private hospital.
The advantages of such an institu
tion as this over the usual hospital are
marked and of very great importance
from the fact that a patient is under the
constant care and faithful watchfulness
of competent physicians. In the usual
hospital young and inexperienced , and
often incompetent ones , arc given posi
tions , but in Dr. McMonnmy's establish
ment only physicians of extensive prac
tice and profound knowledge are em
ployed. Among the most noted physi
cians on the stall' are Drs. Coo and Sin
clair. The former is a most learned
physician , formerly connected with the
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Ch'icago hospital. The latter is also a
noted doctor , and was formerly in
charge of the C. & A. hospital of Mis
souri. Both of these gentlemen are
regular practitioners and render valu
able aid to their chief.
The reputation of Dr. McMenamy is
duo to many natural reasons , the main
flB 6 ! hioh Is his horleaty of purpose
nd his profound knowledge. From a
local practice when first no es
tablished his Institute in Omaha his
success in affecting cures has boon phe
nomenal. Dr. McMonamy goes to the
root ot the disease- and his treatment is
unlfonnally successful. Hoby the most
careful of methods ban built up a mag
nificent practice in Omaha nnd thou
sands of suffering humanity have expressed -
pressed In the strongest of terms their
gratitude for the relief and cures ho
gnvo them. His long experience en
ables him to handle the most difficult
cases with skill nnd success. Dr. Mc
Monamy has founded n lasting reputation
in Omaha as n skillful , honorable
and competent surgeon nnd physician.
His assistants nro liuo himself , compe
tent and honorable , and supply patients
with the very best of treatment ,
such only as a llrst-clas institu
tion cnn afford. Food of the proper
kind is supplied to the patients in the
building , and this department is under
the charge of an experienced pcson. Dur
ing the past two years over eighteen hun
dred people from Iowa.MissouriIllinois ,
Minnesota , Montana , Wyoming , Kansas
and Nebraska who had never scon
Omaha before have been successfully
treated in this institute. The vast num
ber does not include the people of
Omaha \ \ ho patronize the doctor ex
clusively. It is also worthy of mention
that the best and wealthiest people of
Omaha patronize Dr. MeMennmy'e Insti
Omaha should bo proud of this estab
lishment. It not only insures to the
sick the best of treatment , nnd a euro
if cure bo possiblebut thousands of per
sons from abroad are brought hero. All
other establishments of the kind sink
into insignificance compared with the
Omaha Medical Institute. The
BEE most heartily endorses Dr. Mc
Monamy nnd his institution. As n gen
tleman , physician , surgeon and scholar
ho is the peer of any man in the world.
His methods are direct , nnd his great
success is but the reward of many years
of patient study and both natural and
acquired skill. The location of the In
stitute lit the northwest corner of Thir
teenth and Dodge is the most central in
the city nnd is peculiarly adapted for
the busines ; nnd Dr. MoMoimmy has
8nown\fs ueuafRbod judgment In tno
selection made.
Dakota has 5,000,000 ncrcs of school lands
available for free schools.
Almost $1,000.000 Is Invested in college
gymnasiums in the United States.
The enrolled school population of the
south hns increased 300 per cent since lt > 70.
Professor Henry Drummondof the Univer
sity of Edinburg , is traveling In this country-
The question of teaching German in the
public schools is under dibcusssiou in St.
The dedication of the Gustavus Adolphus
college at St. Peter , Minn. , took plnco on No
vember 3.
There are moro students from farmers'
families in the Ann Arbor university than
from those of any other occupation.
The public schools at Leadville. Colo.havo
been closed n year for luc-k of funds. The
public ilnd they can't support 1,100 saloons
und public schools , too.
There are 400 school districts In Vermont
which have less than a dozen regular schol.
ars apiece , and the average pay of teachers Is
smaller than in any other northern stuto.
Ilobcrt Treat Paine has founded n social
science scholarship at Harvard , having an
annual income of $ T > 00. The scholarship is to
be held by a graduate who desires to study
social problems.
A movement is on foot , started by the stu
dents of the Elmira college , and which > it is
intended to curry out by aid of the alumni
and others , to uriso $50,000 to endow u pro
fessorship for Dr. Cowles.
It IB not generally known that the co-ed u
cation of the sexes is carried on without lim
itations in the university of Texas. The
young men and young women arc admitted
to the sumo classes in every department , and
are eligible to degrees and honors without
A dairy school has just been opened on th
Houghton farm , Orange county. New York ,
which gives practical instruction in dairy
farming for u nominal sum. Mr. Valentino ,
who owns the farm , which is conducted by
a competent manager , has done much for
The strange spectacle of children carrying
bottles of boiled drinking water to school
with them is nn every day sight in Cincin
nati , O. Typhoid fever prevails , nnd bus
been epidemic for b < ml tflMrduv , - „ „
Ing Itself not alone to the tenement alllrlojJ
but to tbo wealthier Quarters u well.
Some of the New Jersey flnnncls for nt.
vlccablo houjo wrappers , notwlthstandlnl
their greatly deduced prlco , nro very tompf
Ing to look t , nnd much Improved In tcxtura
Two distinct colorn , or two shades of on *
color , are usually the imUcrns In tliono fl .n <
nel * . The prlnccsso phupo U by fur the tHl
for the. e , and by allowing the two plccef
which come next the back to be cut from onb
breadth of the goods of the wrapper can b
niado of seven and one-half yards of th
flannel. i
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Leading Specialty House in
CostumeB , Jackets , Sealskin
and Fur Lined Garments. ' ,
Is in Charge of Mrs. HubeJtf
; j
Our Dressmaking De-jj
partment ,
'Presided Over by Madamf
Sugnet , of Paris. P
Arc now held by the Life Insurance Companies of the United States as banking or investment portion of premiupj
paid by the policy holders of these institutions. A large part of which sum , says Commissioner Tarbor , of Massp
cliusetts , in report for 1884 , "has no just relations to life insurance , " and further says , "if insurance and investmen
are the object , each can better be got in i1 s separate place than by a combination which impoverishes the investmea
and does not IMPROVE or CHEAPEN the insurance.
SHEFA&D HOMANS , President.
( Eighteen Years Actuary of the Mutual Life Insurance Co. , of New York. )
Is the only regularly incorporated company in the United States that does a strictly life insurance business unmixea
with in vestment features ; it is thus enab'ed and does furnish life insurance nt more than 50 per cent less than its/ /
competitors. The security is unequalled , no company in the world showing as large ratio of assets to liabilities. Th
company is endorsed by the leading actuaries in the country , and its popularity is attested by the fact that only foul
of its competitors wrote as large a business in 1886 , three of these do not confine their business to the United States 1
For further particulars call on or address ,
E. B. HALL , General Agent ,
12 Arlington Block , Omaha , Nebraska.
A few good agents wanted for city and country work.
South Omaha Is To The
The child we always backed with our voice and money , is getting there , Remember that we are the pioneers in South/ /
Omaha ; that we have been with her ever since she was a COmfleldl We know every foot of her soil and the valuff ,
thereof. We have the largest list of choice
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Along with the men that represent the Hundred Millions. Call at our office and let us give you some pointora 'i
Get prices and then come to us , and we will sell you lots in the vicinity at from 1O to 25 per cent lewd J
han you can get them elsewhere.
M- AUPTON < fi CO , < y.
309 S. i6th St Opp , Chamber of Commerce. Telephone 854 , ' .