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MEBiSAL AND SURGIC
I ' N. W. Cor. 13th and Dodge Sts , Omaha , Neb
CAUTION Designing person ? , taking nilrnntnjrn of our reputation ,
nro constantly starting bonus incdlcnl cnlalUMinionta to deceive
Btrnncors visiting the city. Tliceo prfitcmlcrs usually dlsnpponr In it
few weeks. Bewnre of them or their runners or neon Is. The Oinnlm
Mcdlc.il find Surgical institiuo In the only cMnbllshrcl tucillcnl lusil-
tnto In Oinahn , Ur. MoMrnniny , Proprietor , When yciu make up your
mind to vlnlt u , make n memorandum of our exact address , and
save trouble , dclny or
FOR THE TREATMENT OF ALL
AND DISEASES OF THE EYE AND EAR.
Pliysiciao and Surgeon in Marge. .
TWENTY YEARS' HOSPITAL. AM > I KI\ ATE PRACTICE.
Wed by a Number of Competent , Skillful and Experience J Physicians M Surgeons
t'artlculnr Attention paid to Deformities , Diseases of Women , Diseases of Hie Urinary
and Sexual Organs , 1'rhato Disease- ; , Diseases of the Xenons S } stem ,
LUIIK ami Throat Diseases , Surgical Operations , Epilepsy or
I'its , Tiles , Cancers , Tiunors , Ktc.
More money invested ; more skillful physicians and surgeons employed ; more patients
treated ; more cures effected ; more modern improved instruments , apparatus and appli-
( mces than can be found in all other infirmaries , institutes or dispensaries in the west
Combined. Largest and most complete Medical Institute or Hospital in the west. Fifty
1 pewly furnished , well warmed and ventilated rooms for patients , three skilled physicians
always in the building. All kinds of diseases treated in the most scientific manner.
! . i
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Supporters , Electrical Battcries"and can supply physicians or patients any appliance ,
Remedy or instrument known. Call and consult us , or write for circulars upon all sub-
nccls , with list of questions for patients to answer. Thousands treated successfully b\
Correspondence. We have superior advantages and facilities for treating diseases , per
forming surgical operations and nursing patients , which combined with our acknoul-
Cdpcd abi.ity , experience , responsibility and reputation , should make the Omaha Medical
0nd Surgical Institute the lint choice.
The Omaha Medical and Surgical Institute is conducted upon strict business and
Scientific principles , and patients here receive every advantage tl-at art. skill , science and
liuman ingenuity , can bring to bear on their cases. Their comfort and convenience will
Always be taken into consideration.
Should } on conclude lo visit us for treatment or correspond with us , you will find
( hat these statements of our position , location and facilities arc not overdrawn in any
particular , but arc plain unvarnished facts.
Only Eeliablo Medical Institute Making a Specialty of
" JrJktJLV " AI Hi
All Blood Diseases successfully treated. Syphilitic Poison removed from the system
Kvtthout mercury. New restorative treatment for loss of Vital Power , I'ertons unable
to visitus may be treated at bome by correspondence. All communications confidential
Medicines or instruments sent by mail or exprcs * . securely packed , no marks to indicate
contents or fender. One personal interview preferred. Call and consult us or tend his
tory of your case , and we will send in plain wrapper , our
f BOOK TO MEN , FREE ,
Upon Piivatc , Special or Nervous Diseases , Impotency , Syphilis , Gleet and Varicocelc ,
With question list.
. My Reasons for Writing a BooK Op Private , Special and Nervous Diseases ,
\ I have for many years made a specialty of diseases of the urinary and sexual organs ,
Imve become a rccogni/ed authority upon tlio subject , consequently 1 receive an immense
number of letters from physicians and afllicted persons , asking my opinion and advice
upon individual cases. For the benefit of such persons , I have written a book , giving a
general description of the most common diseases and conditions , my treatment , success ,
advice , etc. After reading it , persons will have a clearer idea of their condition andean
vrite me more intelligently and to the point. It will therefore be seen that our object in
writing these pages is not to furnish reading matter to a class ot persons who read out of
mere idle curiosity , but for the benefit of the many who are suffering to a greater or less
degree from diseases , or the effects of diseases or abuses , of the sexual or urinary organs.
Not a day passes but we receive many calls or letters from persons suffe.-ing from this
class of diseases , or their sequel. Many of them are ignorant of the cause of the difficulty
that has wrecked their constitutions , thrown a cloud over their bright piospecU and is
shortening their da ; s.
' Surmcal operations ( or the cure of Hare Lip , Club Feet , Tumois , Cancers , Fistula ,
Cataract , Strabismus ( Cross Eyesj Varicoccle , Inverted Nails , tt ens and Deformities
cf the Human Body performed in the most scientific 'nannei. ' , _ , . _ . _ , .
We treat Chronic Di eases of the Lungs , Heart , Head , Blood.Skm , Scalp , Stomach ,
Liver , Kidneys , Bladder , Nerves , Hones , etc. , as I'aralvsU , Epilepsy , ( Ms ) , Scrofula
.Jlright's Disease , Tape Worm , Ulcers or Fever Sores , Dyspepsia or Oastntis , Baldness
jjczcma , etc.
DISEASES OF WOMEN.
Treated carefully , skillfully and scientifically by ; the latest and inofct approved
methods. WHITE FOR BOOK ON DISEASES OF WOMEN , FREE. Dr.
McMenamy has for years devoted a large portion ofhis time to the study and treatment
ot this clas * of diseases , and has spared neither time nor money to perfect himself , and is
fully supplied with ever- instrument , appliance and remedy of value in this department
of Medicine and Surgery.
EYE AND EAR DEPARTMENT
We claim superiority over any oculist or aurist in the west , and the thousands whom
we havecuted , after others have failed , substantiate our claims. To those aflhcted with
Eve and Ear Diseates , we simply say , call and consult us , get a scientific opinion , then
visit whom you like , and if you are an intelligent person you will return to us for treal-
ment U cure. .
de6cr.w lje | and Ear and their diseases , in plain language with
numerous illustrations , are written for the benefit of patients and physicians who write
us in regard to cases : by reading them carefully ph ) sician and patient will have a clear
understanding and can describe case * to ui more intelligently. WRITE FOR BOOK
ON DISEASES OF THE EYE AND EAR , FREE.
nil Idler * to
OMAHA MEDICAL AND SURGICAL INSTITUTE
W Cor 13th & podge Sts Oflialia.Neb
BH , j.WMcMENAMY , , , , , , , .
THE PART TIIE LADIES PLAY ,
A Now and Expensive Style Of
STRUGGLES OF AN AD VENTU RESS
A New Hniplormoiit Tor Wofncri , DC-
tunmlltiK Hcnnty nml Avol rtlu-
pols Some Girlish Vul
A Bail Plnce for 2Uonpy.
The American street car or the ticket
window ot a railroad station frequently
offers thin unpleasant spcctnclo : " * A
well-dressed , nnd , to nil outward nu-
> iiranccs. n well-bred ' woman , opens
5K poclfotbnok , picks out n pioro of
money nnd deliberately put3 it in bar
mouth nnd holds it there while she
closes her puivo , readjusts her jrlovi-s
and arranges her many packages. If
f-nmo modern Smollct would lay before
her pyes "The Adventures of n'Dlmo ; "
if she could dimly conceive ol tlio unutterable -
uttorablo foulness through which the
coin she holds between her dainty lips
has probably passed , a loathing horror
would overwhelm her. Hut iu blissful
unconsciousness she oaros.sos that which
is the embodiment of all fllthinoss.
Aside from the view of cleanliness is
the question of conlag.on. That this
nasty habit is often _ responsible for tlio
spread of infectious diseases cannot bo
All unpleasant habit of our young
ladles is that of munching candles at
miitinecd , concerts , lectures , at all pub
lic places , in fact , sometimes not oven
c.set'ntlng church , the vulgarity of
which net In any public place \vhntjvor
is npp.iront at 'a glance vulgarity of
bad taste , of appetite , and of the display
of eating , as well as of the scattering
of the redolence of the candies upon
the atmosphere in many in-tUnccs , the
habit being one which has inspired the
witty pencils of many among our
eminent caricaturists. A custom as
much worse than this as mikimlnesj
and wmit of consideration are worse
than vulgarity is that of regarding the
lat -comors at theater or concert who
enter quietly , anxious to make as little
disturbance as may be , vexed with
themselves more than any one else ( "in
bs vexed with them as if Miey wore
something only short of murderers , ris
ing the while with an air ot unspo-ik-
able hauteur , and drawing back .i > if
the touch of their garmaats wore doille-
mcnt , -turning a scorn of the proceed
ing and the nrocncdera which really is
only anger at being disiturbed. Of
course it is disagreeable to gather up
all one's gooJs and rise in this w.iy , but
the tardiness is so mui'h an si.-cidont
that may happen to us all that it ought
to bo t'ikeu in a democratic spirit , and
according to the treatment that it
would be pleasant in turn to receive ,
our lu = t numners , after till , hahig but
the expression of true Christianity.
She Sliunncil Publicity.
As he was up Trcmont street recently
says the Doston Transcript ; , a man in ti
wagon driving rapidly along , ran into
an old lady who was crossing the street
and knocked her down. The victim of
the accident was well drcs-oJ and well-
to-do in appearance , but the collision
left her in a shocking - > tate. Hlioas
covered with mud and foemed to be
hurt , as for the moment sha w.ii unahlo
to rise. Tlio driver had pulled tip his
hor.se upon running into her ; ami just
at this moment a lady who was p issing
a positive alert looking pcr.aii
stepped up with prompt p.'ej.'ti of
mind , iind taking out a little mein-ir-
tindum book , demanded the drhc"'s
ntimcan'l address. lie gave it tn 'lor '
s-pmewhut reluctantly , nnd drove o'l'.and
thoii slu approni'ho 1 the old lady , who
had by lhi- > lime been hulpe.l to a s.'it
on the eurb.it.mo.
"And now , " said the lady with the
momorand'iui book , "will yea piu nj
gi\o me your name , madam ? "
' No , indeed , I won't1' ! g.upjl 110 old
ltid > . "I'm not going ton ivo mv tn.no
in the p'iporn. and all the ropjrtor.- , run
ning after mo. ' '
"l ut I'm noi a rnportor , fid I'm not
going to nut your irim.2 i'i th ? PI iv.'s.
I think it is time that tins fast dfvlng
was btoppnd , and th.it thi > driver should
bo followed up.1
" \Voll , " oaid the old lady , "mv mini
would got into the papers nnyw.iy , if I
gave it. "
She put one hand to her biuk and
propped hcraolf on the ourb-stoiu with
the other , as she began slowly to rise
And then she said :
"Tliis is the second time I've been
Knocked down on the street this wool. .
and I guc--1 1 can stand it. And 1 don't
want my name in the newspapers ! ' '
She was on her feet by this time , and ,
brushing a little of the dirt from her
clothen , she1 ilartoil o'l slowly do.vu the
street. The crowd which gathered
round wn- . greatly inturcitort nnd half
in doubt whether to laugh or ehuor.
15ut the incid'Mit did not figure in the
accident columns of the nowsp qnro.
Skin Tl < ; ) it Clotbinu.
A patent has boon taken out , for
elot'ung at lo.ist a pirt of woman 'n fig
ure precisely as decorator's cover walls ,
wilhout ti wrinkle or a supcrll'iity. a
pouch or an extra jot or 'itle of cloth.
The principal ladies' tailors have imi
tated the patent , anil to-day their lake-
measures and needles are buay ov < > r an
avalanche of the new ntylo suits. They
cost n great deal , and are meant only
for corl.iin ones among the well-to-do.
The now garment , that fits Ilka p.ipcr
on ti wall , is the latest riding-habit.
To hnyo one made a lady has to mount
a theatrical hurao , and bo measured
while in precisely the same posture she
will assume upon a genuine bleed. The
tailor's hor-ie has a l.uiy'.s saddle
strapped upon Ha back. The lady
mounts it by a llttlo portable
flight of steps , it being pre
sumed that she may not Have yet
taken any lessons in mouting a real
horse , Hoing in the seat ano crooks
her left knee so ns to hook it on the
bent leather-covered arm of iron pro
jecting there for the purpose. Ifor
right leg is then bent in much the
game position it would bo if she bat in a
The tailor then has a peculiar duty
to perform. Ho must get the measure
of the upper part , or torso , of the lady ,
us if he were going to reproduce her in
a plaster cast. After that her right
side , from the waist lo the Knee , must
bo just ns carefully measured , for the
idea is to Imve all that is possible of the
lady rider on the side on which her
skirts do not fall modeled to the view
like a bit of carving , and on the other
side to show tin equally clearly defined
perfect tlguro and a slvirt not too lee o
and not too long.
In consequence of this necessity the
tailor calls in a lady assistant , and
leaves her and the customer on the
dummy-horse nlono together. The
measurements nro then taken which
are to produce a jacket or waist that tits
like liquid in a bottle , with the skirt
over the projected leg , hugging that
member down us far as the kueo more
closely than ivy oaa church wall.
of an Adventuress.
writer In LinpUicptt's Magazine
: Sometimes I go to a party or a
ball. Then fitiroly It would wring any
other than an ntlvorfturing heart to
know to what straits I am put. It Is no
uncommon occurrence for mo to Wash
out my one lace trimmed nnd trained
petticoat In the basin with running
water In my dressing closet nnd to wear
it without ironing , rough dried in my
tiny room. My faded slippers are re
freshed by polish , my gloves chalked or
Inked , my tlre 3 is the concrete fusion
of a dozen abstract remnants , my ruches
and ribbons the pMco'of ' more anxious
thought than a .review of Posnett's
"Comparative Literature. " I often
wonder , when I am dre'ssed and said to
prc ent u stylish appearance , what the
feminine verdict would bo upon mo
wore I to die In that very rig. Would
my miraculously darned silk stockings ,
my patchwork dress , and my rag-bag
laces gain mo the praise of a suffering ,
tolling saint , or would I bo flouted as a
dead fraud ?
Once upon a time I was bidden to a
marriage feast. I had no wedding gar
ments , only my ubiquitous black silk ,
with its protean changes of lace , velvet
and nun's veiling. Uosides , the invita
tion reached mo tardily , nnd gave no
time for mv usual preparatory strug
gles , I had no dress , no gloves , no
fichu , no trnim tTpeUieoat , no anything.
1 hart even no money. In the morning
my.prosppct of going to that marriage
feast looked very like the schoolmas
ter's definition of nothing a footless
stocking without n leg ! Only an adven
turess under my than condition could
adventure to bo a wedding guest that
night. I was a wedding guest , nnd )
wore an elegant white silk trimmed
with lleocy tulle. My trained petticoat
was rhinesoly laiindried , my gloves im-
How did I do it ?
There was the family silver , of which
a fifth came to my share. 1 wore that.
The way I wore it was lo send it by
one of my brothers to a certain safe
place. This safe place is distinguished
by a sign of three golden balls.
When my brother came home I found
my.self in sudden funds. I took a portion
tion of my funds to ticostumer on Fifth
avenue. There I saw a white silk , fleecy
I conquered the scowling fate that
strove to prjvont my presence at Ihe
New Employment J'or WDIUOII ,
A fresh denvmd for hnndsiy.n women
inihopj : has sprung up and beauty and
avoirdupois are al a premium.
" They conu high , but wo must have
'em..lid a big Broaiway cloak manu
facturer to a Now York Telegram re
porter. " In our line of trade we em
ploy the finest appearing women we can
get , regardless of expense , providing
they are as good as they loik.
" Tor heaven's sae ! , explain. "
" It is just this way. When country
merchants come to New York to buy
cloaks for thuir fall and winter trade
they want to 10" how the nrliele , look.
Unles-n man is tin expert in MICH mat
ters he can't tell the collect of a Hoik
from seeing it hanging on a dummy.
There must bo life and beauty to sul , it
off to perfection. I'pr Vhi purpose we
employ animated forms. ' o.\ in other
words , good-looking woavn with per
"A second-rate cloak on a shapely
woman will make an Indin'Kipolis man
want the whole invoice , bsp elally when
the 'form' knows the art of posing.
The sale of cloaks depends altogether
on their nltractivo'nesS. II may be
argued th'it ' the country merchants
don't \\ear the cloaks. That's true
enough : but he knows w'.htu his custom
er j will buy , and nt tiny rale we have no
one to please but hfni. Even la.di.'s of
fashion right here in the > ity when
iHiyinjr a wrap or uloa.k ask to so1 it on
a 'form. ' Now the customer may b >
short and dump. , , b.it she will intigino
that if the nrV.i'lo looks well i n our
'form , ' who it- tall , graceful and gen
erally beautiful , it ought to look just. : is
well on her , and so shebuyiit. Why.
borne of the milliners ha o di.se ; \ or. ' 1
tint it pays to h i.-o tln > lojci ! ig wo.n MI
eii' ! > ! ovt"i toet < iY ! their j.-cods.
"We p.iv - OHof our 'forms' high
ns $ i ( ) : i week nnd give them a vacation
fora month in the sunnor : tirjj , yes
wo iMn ovo.i pay thMr e ; ' ) 'iijjs a * sono :
fashionable resort , knowi.ig t'i 't < liey
will bring hack lots of tr.ide by lying
to the acquaint ino - , they make that
llie.i buy their elo.ihs of us.
'I tell you , my buy. to succeed nmv-a-
days you 'must keep puua with the times
or'c'lhfe shut up shop. If you don't be
lieve it try it and bac how soon you h
get loft , and 11 n i yourb.igrago ohockoJ
for the sweet by and by.
HO.NiJY KOIITHK IiYDIKS.
Ho vinw. > l her wall atony . " ,
His voice w.is liui'ia and piull ,
As. lotidmc her nsti'e , lie b.xid :
"ray , ' > til14 hit enough i"
She r nu ? sjpr.mo H woolly ,
Hjr vuico W.H lilco a l.vro :
13ut on S.iu.l iv slu ntu ouuus
An 1 bujtoJ up t'.ie choir !
Tlry worJ lUt'n.uji in tlio parlor
To the music ol th rum ,
Anit be kis .i > d bur on thruploti
To the patter uf llio p.mo.
In lingerie nothiui , ' is bott.T ttmn pare
while liiun ornamented wiui dainty hem-
Pattern gowni nlruudv braided are won
derfully cliMp .inJ morowonderfully | irott >
for tlio price.
Velvet ll nw , HtiiT with emVo'.dory in
gold , silver und coppr. . will bo inn.M worn
with thin Wiiii'miKplacj ; ? owns.
About the protliest of now rn-.tic lint * are
intulu of tine corn liniUs , di'limtely braided
and neither bloadiod nor colored.
New Kuld-Mi arrows for t'jJ liulr have the
point removable , to bo put in place tifier the
hbiitt is thrust through the coiltuiv.
Tiny acorns lor lunnoi pins and a chiMcr
of llligioo morning glorlus for Ihu Imir uro
anioiif ; thu hut mvuct tiiuigj in silvur.
A velvet fowu with bund-wroiKht dragon
tiles , lifo ai/o , drapaJ hhupuly over It , ii
iiinong Wonli'fl latest notable creations.
Two htout fellows cuiTiiiih' a Soilaii clniir
betwixt ttititn , iill mudf unJ b.ikod of tl-o fin
est bisiiuo , fowii the caao of a now Kronen
Mis. Jaiuod Drown 1'Otter has n nuw claim
to famous thu lirat ultra-fnshioimblo to iip-
puur not with u subdued bustlu , but abso
lutely without OHO.
tsoinersot county , 1'oiiuivlvnniu , has a fo-
mulu llcrculus who can tmouldor three bus.li-
ols of wheat und wallt uway , with it. She bust
new soeu ui.iiho.nl.
A youiiK liidy tuaehor was completely proi-
tr.itod hut wook. aiio asUod i > llve-year-olil
girl what the plural of troupers was , and llio
Uid unbworcd , " 1'ants " '
Wide muslin tins are seen on nearly all
headgear for the woetolU , and will doubtlubb
occasion inaiii teais nnd inui'h diacoiufoil
when the sun slimes hot.
High authority annouiu-oi that the lovely
but trying ubsintho KI-CCII will bo oven moro
the rau'u in tlio fall nnnartatioas thun in
tuuso of tlio present season.
Ho "Why Is a girl of the period oxpcri-
eiiciua' her lirst kiss lilto a utcamcr about to
leave port ! " She "Well ? " Ho "IJeaiUbO
she is all bustlu and confusion. "
Mra. Shaw , tlio American whittling
woman , has made a great success iu Lomlou.
Shu baa whistled for the prince of Wales ,
und , of course , whistling is the prcv'ailiua
riower bonnets , it is said , will rage more
than ever this bcason. with uiignouotto in
green and gold bhadu * , Ivj leaves , furgct-jno-
nota arbutus , long favorites for Uieii1 sub
Chicago Is crowing over a couple of baby
girls that beat the record for minuteness.
They are Miw Flo Ellison , weight ouo pound
aad threoHiuartCM , and Miss Uanzko , weight-
Jual one pound. '
la braiding'tlio Greek pattern divides lion-
pra with Uic pompadour' , yet , if you would
PICNIC PRICES ON P
We will Celebrate 4th of July Week with a Great
Clearing Sale of
FINE UPRIGHT AND SQUARE PIANOS
Following1 Instruments on the market and sell
them for cash , or easy monthly payments.
Piano , fine rosewood case , 7 1-3 octaveslat
est pattern , cost $80O ; sale price $275.
Tp Piano , splendid rosewood ease , full size ; cost $650 ;
H Lil Sale price 150.
Piano , full scale , pearl front , in good order , coat $450.
Sale Price , $100.
Piano , ebony finish Rosewood case , cabinet grand cost
$700. Sale price ? 240.
One FINETONED PIANO MADE by
III & KINDT
7 1-3 octaves , coat $500. Sale Price $150.
One GOOD SQUARE PIANO Made by
cost now $000. Sale price $100. ed Piano Go
A Bargain in A PIANO MADE by
Hallett & Gumston
for only $150.
Used only one Year , for $165.
an MO tic
For Churches or Sunday Schools. Have only one.
1513 DOUGLAS STREET , OMAHA.
put thu very best effect , the lir.iul must not
| H > ] i it on li.it , but 0:1 elge : , und mterni'xcd
wltn cord and cinbroi .ory stitches
Th < j to > ) : eicp'oyrd by .1 Pitts imrg rp'stiui- '
IMIlt kl'O'JV Jl.13 } 1I' . ' confessed to bl'iULT 11
urjm.in in ninle attire , which she H.I. , > slu *
r.tlopto.l partly ns n protection tunl partly
ais > iii EtiMds of Kuttm < ; bettor w.i ot
Tneio tiio ladles iioiv in fashionable society
.v'no have thuir brUU walk uiul thuir slow
w.itk , cold hiti : ! and er.isli towels , and all
tnatso'-tof thinir. Tiio temiiime nuncio
noKM'l.iyi ii not found .iltogoMior in the ro-
iiou of : lv mouth.
1'erhini t'ij wsilUnost vvjiiun in hnr own
lUht wcj ; of tno Mississippi is Mis. War-
ivii , a ( Jh.ci. o July , v.'lio rt.illy destMVOi llio
title of cattl > > queen A correspondent says
her fortune is ut least ? 10. < hKU. ) ( ) ) in ' 'hard ,
silii' * ish , uvcry font of which hlio made on
lMtt > . "
"No " id the housemaid "I don't
, n | , apolo-
KZO to n 111.111 wlu'ii I throw a bucket ol
watei dow n the front btups to wash 'em , and
bouo.no * .iloiik' and gets drenehcMl. I've
tviod apilugizuig , but I've found tlioro'b
nothing \ou c.m say to n m.in in tb.it ciso :
vlll b.itUf.v linn. "
AIT AMATEUR DETECTIVE.
1 have had many strange adventures
during my thirty-two years of lift1 , and
( ino of the moat notable incident.-
briny ; to mind is mv experience as tin
amiilcur detective in the singular Rowland -
land murder eas .
Aurin Itowland wns a decrepit old
man , living in n. ruinous log cabin in a
lonely spot on the outskirts of the vil
lage of L'lninllold , 111. , whore 1 then
resided. Among the gosai ps and tliero
tire 11 wa.v si number of thnso rattle
brained nondescripts in o\nry com-
iniuuty Rowland wtis reported to bu
very wualtlu. but miserly , thu story
being Hint hy liti'l numerous l > a > iof
gold coiu'o.tliul about the prciniico.
' 1'liis report \vtirt bruited nbout freely ,
smd ua& generally believed to bo true ,
na the soiluuneo ] u-o\od ; for one morn
ing the old iniin'ti corpse wai found
lying upon the floor , with an ugly
giisli upon the skull. That ho hndboon
inurdored for his money wa evident
from thu fact that a. largo hole had been
dug in the eontor of the earthen lloor ,
and the bottom of this cavity wtw foOnd
n gold eagle that had probably been
dropped by the culprit in his nervoui
hii-.to to ecni o from the bcono of hib
Of courao all 1'laintleld was in u fer
ment of excitement , and the little , but
- - the theories
impurtant , ncw-flp-ipcr giivu
of reveral pru ninent citixeiii who em
phatically disagreed upon ovorv debata
ble point. However , it was universally
coneoi'.cJ that no one living in the im
mediate vicinity had committed this
atrocity ; for surely there eould bo no
one in'the village depraved and vile
enough to porp.jtr.ite such n erime. All
transient guests at the two hotels were
strictly examined , \\eiik-ininded
joulli who \vaa traveling for his health
Wabimitriaoned in the ealabooso because
he had three revolvers about liin person
and could not tell where he had been
the night of the murder.
Dutuulived from Chicago umvod , but
failed to liiul a clew that would lend to
the identilic.ition of thou a in , I had
always been credited among my friends
with being an adopt at reading the
human countenance , and some men
assort that 1 could interpret their in
most thoughts. I po-.se-.scd . to a certain
extent the gift attributed to mo , as I
hud frequently proven , one test being
that I could hear people converse when
out of ordinary hearing distance , no
matter lowthoyripokoor \ whispered ,
by bimply concentrating mj thoughts
upon them. Tins being the fact I deter
mined to act upon the buggustion made
by sen-oral of my Jrienda that I bhould
ondea\or to ferret out the criminal und
bring him or her to justice.
In the first place , I concluded that the
deed had been penetrated by soiao one
living in or near the locality of Plain-
Hold ; beeauso u stranger stopping a day
or two in the village would not be
likely tp hear of euch u retiring and. in
significant per-on ns Anrin Hovvlnnd.
Therefore F devoted considerable time to
attentively studying thofaces of those
about me , and if si particularly evil-
appearing person parsed mo on tlio
street , nntl I wibhed to gain an intimate -
mate knowledge of his character , F
UHiiall.\ encountered no trouble in strik
ing an acquaintance. Hut in all whom
1 thu- ' interviewed , there was invaria
bly some redi cining quality that led me
to'believe them innocent. Sometimes I
would shadow a man an entire day to
note his habits and individual peculiar
ities but to no purpose.
1 had about given up the search in
despair , when my interest wab again
One evening at a social gathering I
was introduced to n local school master
iiiimed Vallance Morton. IFis manner
nt once prejudiced me against him. lie
was excessively polite to every one , a
fluent talker nnd palpably a morbid
lover of scandal. Tie did not once look
mo fairly in the eyes , but kept his
glance , which was a side look , oxelu-
hively upon my face. In appearance ho
was well formed , of medium height ,
black hair , black imibtacho covering
honsutil , ; slightly feminine nose ,
an oval fticu and .somewhat sallow com
plexion , lie impressed mo as being n
cold , sinister scoundrel , who would not
hesitate to commit the most revolting
crime to further his own welfare. 1 re
solved to know more of this man , and ,
with that purpose in view , used my ut
most endoawir to bo entertaining. I
succeeded in eliciting from him an in-
\ itation to call at his home , whore , he
assured me , I would bo heartily wel
comed by himself and family.
Although decidedly impatient to call
upon the school master , 1 did not dare
to appear in haste , und allowed u week
to p.iss before taking advantage of his
invitation. I had heard that ho worked
late nt night as book hooper , whenever
opportunity ollorcd , to increase his
monthly earnings , and was consequently
quently surprised when I saw how
sumptuously his house was furnished ,
and how richly IIIH wife and children
\\oreattired. Ho evidently expended
all ho could raise to appear on an equal
footing with bin superiors in wealth and
social position , and had an inborn
hatred of honest poverty. Tlio more I
beheld of him , the more positive I
became that my first mirim&o as to hio
real character was correct. People
whom ho greeted with marked cordial
ity he ridiculed wlion they wore not
pro-cnt : , nnd related all bo know of
them that \\as in any wav derogatory to
their good standing. No wonder his
low. broad forehead resembled a rep
tile's ' ; I believed that I read beneath
his polished exterior a nervous fear of
some oxposuio ; but ns bis hourly exist
ence was a lie , this did not boom extra
The problem I sought to bolvo , how
ever , I unriddled in u way which I had
not at first remotely planned.
I became acquainted with a professor
of mesmerism and was fortunate enough
to win his regard. His regard for me ,
seemingly , was sincere , and ho finally
admitted that ho was attracted toward
mo because he perceived that I. too , was
endowed with mesmerio influence. In
proof of this assertion , ho instructed mo
in the passes uecosary to produce obo-
dicncoof will in others , nnd the first ex
periment made was successful.
I practiced tins art often among my
fricndg for their amusement and bo-
eamo quite expert. One evening I in
vited a number of my acquaintances
among whom wan Morton to come to
my bac.helor apirtmonts to while uway
During the evening , us I had ex
pected , one of the guests requested that
I should to mc&morizo seine one pres
ent. To this I gave an apparently re
luctant consent , but in reality I was
eager to get the schoolmaster under my
control. I purposely failed in my first
effort upon a i ourtg follow , alleging that
his force of wili wai too fitrong to bo ov
ercome. I then jestingly asked Morton
if ho had any will , and if HO , whothoB
ho wore willing that I should try to eubv
duo it. He scorned to place no roliancd
whatever upon my capability , and gavq
n ready assent.
1 was terribly in earnest , nnd sufii
nioned my reserve will to bear its ut
most upon his mind. In five minutes'
ho was in a mesmeric trance , and com *
pletoly in my power. i
"Now it will bo shown whether yoil
can speak truth for once in your life ! " X
I first asked him the name of the per *
son who murdered Aurin Howland. Tha
company were electrified wlioji 119
answered promptly : JF i
"I did ! ' * V/ /
I then extracted from him nn nflms !
sion that ho had hidden three bags o
gold in his collar.and that ho had spent
some of it in Plainfiold. lie also stated
that ho had thrown the club with which
the diabolical deed had been committed
into a thicket near the cabin. Ilnvlnp
gained this evidence of his guilt J |
placed handcuffs upon his wrists , and at
once restored to him the usoof Jiis facula
ties. I bhall never forget how his
face blanched and his dark eyes rolled
with terror when ho was made acquainted
quaintod with his predicament. Foe
once , tit least , no sneer was upon liity
flis admissions wore vorifieu * The
bloodstained club was found where ho
acknowledged ho had thrown it , and
the gold was unearthed in the collar of
bis house. Spvor.il persons testified
that ho had paid bills for largo sums in
gold coins , and an old farmer distinctly
remembered having been him loitering
nbout the cabin on the evening of thu
murder. Link was lidded to link in the
chain of evidence , until , when the time
of trial by jury arrived , Vallanco Mor
ton was adjudged guilty of murder in
the first degree. L. L. Dresser.
The enormous agricultural wealth of
the Unitid States has always boon con
sidered ns far over-shadowing the value
of the mineral resources , but it would
seem that only u faint conception of. the
value of American minerals exists. An
ofllcial report recently issued bj' the
government throws a limo-lignt upon
the the importance of native minerals
and the possibilities that generous de
velopment will accomplish. A list em
bracing seventy-three metal lo nnd
thirty-nino non-mctalic minerals ha < )
boon published , and the figures glvou
are almost incredible. An average an
nual output for five years from 1HS2 to
1887 of $150,000,000 has boon reached ,
with good reason to suppose by applica
tion of the rule of ratio that the next
IIvo years would see the annual average
doubled. Coal leads in the totals
with a value of 8 ,110,021,782 ,
iron , gold and silver combined
not quite oqmling this amount. Pig
iron is second with a value of 6710,153-
802 , silver third with $211,100,000 , nnd
gold is fourth with $100.101,000. The
production of crude petroleum was 3103-
8I1U05 , that of coppr 8S7,020a05 , with
borioiii delays within the last year tote
to the great cabinet and Hue la mine
anil $59,021,101 worth of load mined.
The grentmt increase within the period
of five years has boon in natural gaa
which in 18S2 was rated at $215,000 , nnd
in 1887 at 410,000,000. The statistics
for southern states , including Maryland ,
show n wondoiful proportionate increase
in fact , the greatest , for it has boon
onl.\ recently that duo efforts have been
made to develop the vast mineral deposits -
posits of that toction , und it ifa in the
southern states that the greatest future
output of minerals is looked for , In
diversity of mineral deposits , cheapness
of handling and easv ncceptibilily.
Maryland yields the palm to few states ,
and it is very evident that the deposits
of this state are in their infancy so fur
as development und sale are concerned.
Smoke Seidenborg's Figaro and get
the best fi-cent cigar in theworld / Max
Mcvcr ft Co. , wholesale depot , .
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