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THE OMAHA DAILY : MONDAY , JULY 22 , 1889. 5
THE COMMERCIAL TRAVELER ,
Nowa tnjd Gossip of Those Who
flOCKY RAILROAD EXPERIENCES.
Fcraonnllllos , Veracious and Other-
wine Interviews Caught nt tlio
Hotels AH to Drummer's Day
Sixni niul thb Baby.
for 11u Ittc.
Ho comes from almost everywhere ,
Ho makes a suJdon Bally ,
To ] > ouncc on merchants unaware ,
In qvcry noolc and valley.
Hn puts up at tlio flash hotel ,
And all tlio maidens kisses ,
lie smoke * inlno host's cigars , ho wall ,
Ho no occasion mlssos ,
Ho diUllea oft' with poker chips ,
And holds up strnUrlit-j and Hushes ,
Ho captures nil tlio latest tips
Oil pugilistic bruslics.
Ho Mlntfs hla snmt > lcs o'er ( ho floor ,
With sundry llsliy storius ;
Hn tills out order slicctH gnloro ,
Kxponscs ho Inventories ,
His tonpuo runs on In doriouo ways ,
In llttloulps ] and quibbles ;
Ho talks his victim in n dnzo.
The whllo Uls moijcy dribbles.
Ho clmttors , chatters as he goes
His festive wny , a-drummlnc ;
Huwo'cr his luck-tldo ebbs or Hews
Ho keeps tlio thing u-huiiuiilrjfe' .
Ills conversation's steady Etroam
No accident can sever ,
For oven In his nightly dreams
His gab goes on f oravcr ,
A Kooky Hide.
Gnroutto , L. W. , la evidently of a
humorous turn of mind , as witness his
description of a railroad wreck on the
B. & M. , written to the "Travolora1 col
umn" from Asht-ou last week :
"Ilavlnp just tlismountod from En-
Banner's and Fireman
ing's machine , upon which wo were
conveyed with our prlps from the
dltchuil coach , btiggugo and mall cur ,
now lying about u inilo up the B. & M.
trade from the oity toward Loup City ,
and while my rod-headed running mate ,
S'Happy Cal Diamond , " the St. ' Joe tea
man , IB ruetling around for a bnnch of
matches with which to keep tab whllo
ho Initiates a confident native in the
mysteries of "draw , " I am requested to
drop you a line as to the particulars.
"Entering a piece of straight track
of about a mile and a half through a
graded bottom , at about a twenty or
twonty-fl vo inilo rate , with steam shut
oil preparatory to dropping down to the
station , myself , Diamond , Attorney
Pottla , of Lincoln , and Mr. Davidson , a
merchant from Ilazzard , who were the
solo occupants of the coach , suddenly
became tlio unwilling and amazed sub
jects of a style of transportation that in
variably accompanies the dragging of
the couch one is occupying over wheels
and trucks of forward coaches turned
crosswise of the track and interspersed
now and then with thundering crashes
through piles of misplaced- ties and
mounds of the road bed itself. The
breaking of a pin at last brought us to
an abrupt halt on the side of an em
bankment , at an angle of about 45 , and
for a few moments wo of the wrecked
coach experienced what afterward' af
forded pleasure when describing to W.
M. Cq.rtb.am , of Brown & Iloutz , titu-
coln and Warner , the baggageman ,
the kind of wild cotillion thov
reeled olT down the tielcss track
after our sudden collapse had placed
them in the inevitable situation of tall-
ondor. But , in the language of
Jolly Conductor Priol , such a
lively jamboree was bound to
lot up some time , and ao it did , with
nothing moro serious to passengers or
train 1110.11 than bruises upon legs and
shins in performing the uiHlcult feat of
keeping out of the way of the con
stantly shifting scats , cushions mid bag-
gago. Will Cortham's "bear dance"
was performed amid the most danger
ous surroundings , 'that of keeping out
of the way of the bowitohed 300- pound express -
press safe. Ho reports having succeeded
remarkably well notwithstanding the
fact tl'mt the dance was executed with
out the assistance of my own or "Chor-
lie Jackson" accompaniment ,
"A resident who was present charged
the blame for the wreck directly to
faulty engineering which did not pro
vide sufficient outlets for water through
embankments , not having heard evi
dently of the miles of washout , on un-
othor'branuh , rugardloss of bridges and
culverts , thought heretofore sutliciont
to dispose of any amount of rainfall.
"In addition to an exemplifi
cation into the correctness of tills
criticism my suggestion is that
each section ho provided with * a
lineman's throe wheeled machine with
which a trackman should be required to
inspect every rod of his territory after
heavy rains , such as wo have just ex
perienced. As proof that every part of
a section should bo inspected , hero is
an inetiiiico where an embankment in
plain sight of the town and station was
eo water-soaked that it went all to
pieces the moment the train struck it ,
leaving nothing hut the rails high nnd
dry over u 20-foot span. Air. John
Dobry reported having soon Mr. Com-
per , the faithful section boss , start east
very ourly in the morning to inspect
the six miles of his track that had here
tofore boon considered the only dnngcr-
ous portion. This morning he got back
just in time to sue us cut n pigeon wing
right in the very edge of town and on
the open prario. Ills oyoa were almost
us large as the shovel ho carried ,
Wo are unanimously In favor of Joe's
retention in his present position , sinc'o
he is not now like a man who never had
Ills duties , as a section boss of 'eight
miles of road' explained to him by
traveling men. "
The communication closes with a reference -
orenco to his arnica badges and an all it
erative promise to give In the future a
full account of the "rainiest and most
rocklotjH ride to Rockville over rode or
recorded , "
C. J. White , representing Plummor ,
Perry St Co. , Lincoln , groceries , maybe
bo classed among the old-time Lincoln
commercial tourists. His first work on
the road was done for J. L. Osborn , the
commission merchant , about eight yours
ago , with whom he continued two con
secutive your * . Ho then engaged wfth
the company ho now represent * , and is
regarded as ouo of its most successful
ealeamon. Mr. White was born
nt Petersburg , 111. , December 20 ,
1853 , und is therefore thirty years of
ago. Ho oust his lot In Lincoln nine
years ago , ia well und favorably known
Bud counts his friends by the score.
Jlis routes embrace the towns contigu
ous to the Capital city , on both the Bur
lington nnd Missouri Pacific systems of
roaq , and ho makes his points every two
weeks , and it will thus bo seen that ho
is a familiar face to his merchant cus
tomers throughout southeastern No-
RLco Graham , Angogod with Raymond
[ os. tt Co. , ono of Lincoln's popular
wholesale grocery llruis , about four
years ago. Prior to this ho worked for
Hnrgroavoa Bros. , also grocers , with
whom -continued tot two years.
Leo's plnaforo dnys.allhough unoyout-
ful , gave him the necessary drill to
achieve success in his chosen field , and
his services were sought by the firm
with ivhloh ho is engaged at present.
Ho first saw the light of day at Parkers-
buigh , W. Va. , nnd is twenty-
eight years of ngo. Ho is a prime fa
vorite among the hoys , loves all classes
of sports , and whether on tha road oren
on a lark his associates always find him
ready for "rnzzlo-uazzio , craps or high-
five. " It seems that Lee , however , lias
an idea of homo Ufa and iiomo comforts ,
notwithstanding his drifting llfo. About
two years ngo ho took unto himself a
helpmate in the person of Lizzie Nolan ,
and they share cauh other's joys nnd
Borrows as husband and wife should.
R. P. Connor did his initial work as a
traveling man with Warder , Buihnoll
& Glossnor , manufacturers of the
Champion harvesting machines , Chicago
cage , and continued with them for six
years. Tiring of the life , however , lie
got the western fever , resigned his no-
Hitloti and removed to Hot Springs , Da-
cota , where ho established n stock
ranch , home-steading and pre
empting 320 acres of Undo Sam's
"nnd. Mr. Connor still owns this
nnch , which is located within one mile
of the springs , and well stocKed from
the . "ducat * ' ' ho made while with the
Chicago linn. Ho made this his homo
until the fall of ' 87 , when ho returned ,
to his first love , engaging with the
Western Manufacturing company , of
this city , with which ho is now con
nected , aolng tlio Elkhorn nnd Its
branches and the Chicago , Minneapolis
< fc St. Paul railway system and making
the rounds every thirty dnys. Mr.
Connor wao born in Waukon , la. ,
Christmas day , 1801 , and is therefore
thirty-five years of ago. Ho was mar
ried Juno C , 1883 , at Chicago. Although
connected with a Lincoln firm , Mr.
Connor thinks there is no place like
Hot Springs , where ho continues . .to
make his .homo. lie says that ho ex
pects to reside there permanently if for
no other reason than that the climate ia
a guarantee of health and happiness.
D. B. Fuller , one of the best , if not
the best known traveling men doing
Nebraska , was born at Jackson , Mich. ,
in 1857 , und , as ho puts it , is almost
thirty-twoyears ago. Ho represents
tlio Britton , Richardson & Co. dry
goods house , of St. Joseph , Mo. , and has
boon connected with it for
about two years. Prior to this ,
however , ho made Nebraska ter
ritory twelve years for Tootle ,
Maul & Co. , of Omaha , and visited al
most every town In the state. Dan
quit the last named company to engage
in the real estate business in this city ,
and ho is said to have garnered oil the
way from 55,000 to $10,000 in cold cash.
But tlio grip proved to bo too strong an
attraction for him nnd after a season oil
ho commenced the weary pilgrim
age for the company with
winch ho is now engaged. Dan is
great on fakes , and there isn't n bald
head restorer on earth that ho hasn't
tried. And , moreover , ho has a pen
chant for poetry , and ho entertains
his friends by the hour reciting extracts
from Ella Wheeler Wllcox , and some of
the boys think of making a date for him
on the stage.
The Tobacco Trade.
R. Busteod , a representative of Scol-
ton & Co. , tobacco manufacturers , De
troit , is making his first tour out in this
direction , and finds Omaha important
enough to remain hero at least ono
week. Mr. Bustood is making his head
quarters at the Millard , and It was there
that a BKB news-gatherer buzzed
him u few moments yesterday. From
him it was learned that the tobacco
market is somewhat disturbed just now
because of a recent decision made by
the United States supreme court.
Briefly stated , the manufacturers hnvo
b'eon for several years and are now play
ing what , among high-five llonds ,
is known as a "cinch" game
with wholesalers. Before the court
knocked them out they sold their goods
on contract terms , and paid so much in
rebates. For instance , the jobbers of
this city wore forced to purchase their
tobaccos under an agreement or con
tract that they would sell them
nt a certain price. If they
complied the manufacturer then
returned to , each dealer so much
on each 100 pounds , hut If they ut
under the scale then the rebate was re
fused. The supreme court decided that
this kind of a contract was illegal , but
it failed to break up the combine. If
the jobber attempts to sell below a fig
ure that the manufacturer asks him
to maintain ho is boycotted and driven
out of the business. "This , " says Mr.
Busteed , "has had the olToct of greatly
disturbing our trade aiid unsettling
It would seem , however , that the sales
are Increasing instead of fulling olT.
Ho claims that his linn is distributing
at least 1,000,000 pounds per month. As
an estimate of the demand for smoking
and chewing tobacco in this country ,
five of the principal concerns sola ever
fifty-two million pounds last year , and
bigger fortunes are made out of that
business than any other. Mr. Busteed's
employer , Daniel Scolton , Is now the
richest man in Michigan , nnd when u
young clmp ho worked forl a day.
Knights of the Grip Tiiko Notice.
It lias boon reported that I have sold
out my interest in tlio popular Grand
Pacific hotel , of Columbus , which Is un
true. ,1 havo'dlsposod of a one-half un
divided interest to Charlie Miller , for a
stock and dairy farm adjoining Colum
bus , with the intention of raising all
our own meats , vegetables , fruits , etc.
I will also keep a herd of Jersey cows ,
and furnish our table with pure milk ,
cream and butter , and by BO doing can
and will set n better table ( at the old
rate , $2 per day ) tlmn- others without
the above advantages. Come and see
mo nnd ho convinced. Yours , with
twenty-four years' hotel experience ,
A. Drummer's Advice to nierohaatH.
UoLniiEdK , Nob. , July 21. To the
Editor of THIS Buis. I h'nvo boon very
tnuch elated by the interviews , with
Omaha merchants relative to the carni
val week published in the colunms of
your great paper. Every salesman who
travels from Omaha will certainly nnd
much for congratulation in the spectacle
of the Omaha merchants awakening
from tholr Rip Van Winkle torpor. For
the last throe or four years your paper
has been endeavoring to interest the
Omaha merchants in various enter
prises for the benefit of our city. It
must , Mr. Editor , bo a matter of great
disappointment to you to find your
efforts in behalf of our oity
so unavailing. The benefits
resulting from a fair , or Merchants'
festival week , at the best are but mo
mentary , nnd it ie questionable , from a
monetary standpoint , whether it is a
profitable investment or not. H has al
ways been a surprise to mo why tlio
business men of Omaha do not Interest
themselves In the discrimination
against the city by each and every rail
road which affects the business Interest
of the city , The Armour Packing com
pany , In a protest to the railroau com
panies , published in your paper a few
dayj ngo , clearly show the injustice of
north anu outh bound freight rates.
Asa traveling man , who moots and
combats these discriminations every
day , T would llko to know why sorao
of the many societies organized
by Omaha merchants allow the
railroad companies to discrim
inate ngnlnst Omaha in favor of some
llttlo insignificant railroad crossing.
The merchants of Omaha should realize
the fact that were the railroad charges
from Omaha always what they are now ,
the city would ho nothing but n boat-
landinif station on the "Muddy Uls-
Our geographical position will not
save us. nnd despite the efforts of her
army of traveling salesmen , Omaha Is
slowly but surely losing her commercial
Importance. OMAHA DiiuirMKU.
AV. S. llolphror.
After five months of rest and recrea
tion , the illustrious Washington
Sovloskl riolphroy again took to the
field July 10. Ho was escorted to the
depot by a band-and an immense pro
cession of mourners and the magnificent
vestibulod train , chartered especially
for the occasion , pulled out of the depot
to the strains of the dead march In Saul.
Mr. Holphroy was the Inventor
of the present system of doing
business through the medium of com
mercial travelers. As a warrior ho
will bo long remembered as the louder
of the final charge upon the Redan and
for the conspicuous part ho played in
the charge ol the six hundred. In sport
ing matters ho also occupies a conspicu
ous position , being the original pat
entee of John L. Sullivan nnd the orig
inator of the boquot system of bicycle
tournaments. His present excursion is
In the Interest of the great Booth oyster
house , and it will bo continued till the
c n tire state is devastated.
"Somo of the gang will hnvo to break
the shell nnd crawl out if anything is to
bo accomplished , " remarked ono of a
group of travelers at the Murray yes
terday morning. "This dilly-dallying
policy about the drummers' day during
merchants' week makes mo tired. It is
not the jobbers , not the citizens , but the
drummers themselves who arc to blame.
All that is necessary Is for some
hustler to organize u dozen workers
and shove the thing through. Last
year wo had in uniform and in the pa
rade ono of the finest bodies of men
ever collected anywhere. It was the
great feature of that week and ono of
the best advertisements Omaha ever
had. Wo had our own fun , the town
wasbonofittod and the expense was com
"Wo could do infinitely bettor this
year , but there is no organization , and
unless something is done very soon the
chances are that the thing will fall
through. Thpro are nearly 000 travel
ing men in this town , and , with delega
tions from neighboring places , we could
turn out a procession that would aston
ish the natives. "
Sam nnd the laby.
Sam Jossolson the gentlemanly repre
sentative of B. lllfoldor & Co. , Now
York , was In the city last week.
Sam has soon a great deal of life on
the road und has had some singular and
humorous experiences. Some time ngo ,
whllo going between Keoicuk pud
Omaha , so say the fraternity , ho was
reclining in the Pullman when the con
ductor handed him a baby , saying his
wife had stopped out * but would return
50611. Sam was seized with consterna
tion and disgust , but the rapid move
ments of the conductor had hud the
effect , and the baby was safely couchnd
on Sam's bosom , The train soon moved
nnd the mother appeared to find her
baby missing. Search , however , re
vealed the lost one and after apologies
and explanations the journey was con
tinued in peace. The boys had a good
laugh , ana on urriying in Omaha were
treated at Sum's expense.
Anontn Mustache ,
Ed Hardy was in the city last week in
the interest of T. Gould & Co , , Chi
cago. Ed is of the round and jolly sort
and his sides shook with laughter as ho
told a story anent the disappearance of
his oft caressed and carefully cultivated
old gold mustache. The boys on the
road , knowing of his weakness in this
direction , had him spotted by an ambi
tious detective as ono of the Cronin
suspects , and ho was pounced upon.
Ed was finally forced to go down into
his grip for his credentials bcforo the
minion of the 'aw ' would release him.
Ed has sacrificed his mustache , and the
boys took drinks at his expense.
"The dreariest companion , the most
unmitigated bore and nuisance is the
everlasting teller of smutty stories. Ho
makes men tired. To say nothing of
their demoralizing effect , there Is not a
hearty laugh in a tank full of these tedi
ous , nauseous , memorized 'gags , ' the
point of which lies in obsuunlty. Gentle
men never relate , and , unless con
strained by politeness , will seldom
listen to them , and they also avoid the
habit of profanity , which really shocks
many people. "
The following are among the travel
ing men who wore In the city yester
Charles A. Drach , of St. Louis ; W.
F. Sharp , Now York ; A. J. Brown ,
Chicago ; G. W. Griffey , Kuokuk ; S. 8.
Ruppal , Chicago ; II. Hahn , Louisville ;
D. C. Cooley , Aurora ; F. L. Hazolton ,
Kansas City ; S. D. Levy , Kansas City ;
Charles F. Grillin , Cincinnati ;
John R. Tranor , Sc. Paul ; D.
W. Mack , Connecticut ; A. Stlog-
llt/ , Chicago ; L. W. Gilchrlst , Lincoln ,
Y. ; A. N. Webster , Chicago ; I , W. Snyder -
dor , Philadelphia ; R. C. Hallot , Chicago
cage ; J. II. Richardson , Boston ; F. C.
Buttlor , Newark , N. J. ; H. W. Gordon ,
Rochester ; R M. ChlllonCamhrldgo , , N.
A. Gordon , Chicago ; A. M. Huff , Chicago
cage ; J. W. ToinmerBon , St. Louis ;
John Meier , St. Louis ; D. 0. Fas-
sot , Cambridge , N. Y. ; J. Levy ,
Now York ; C. J. Gardner ,
Chicago ; B , W. Jossolyn. Chicago ;
S. N. Watson , Chicago ; S. B. Nosbitt ,
Chicago ; A. D , Foltenstino , Bull'ulo ; R.
W. Green , St. Louis ; Joseph Aultor ,
New York : D. P. Reamer , Chicago
cage ; C. S. Cutting , Chicago ;
R. II. Sohull , Chicago ; W. II.
Turner , Chicago ; E , Munsden , Chicago ;
L. H. Lyford , Chicago ; E. W. Coyt ,
Philadelphia ; Jumos T. Laughliu and
wife , Boston ; M. F. Rlttouhouso , Chicago
cage ; F. Wickham , Boston ; J. L. Rains ,
Kansas City ; J. C , Cameron.
Battle Crook , Mich. ; George S. Tivv ,
St. Louis ; F. W. Little , Now York ; R.
Bustood , Now York ; C. C. Gllson , De
troit ; E. H. Klmball , Chicago ; E ,
* } . Pope , -St. Louis. A. J. Lytlo ,
St. Louis ; William T. Mnxson , Colum
bus , O. ; L. H. Kellogg , Toledo ; O. A ,
Cooper , Now York ; John Klorman , St.
Louis ; J. S. lluhburd , St. Lous ;
Edward Hugee , SU Louitj ; F.
S. Hnyward , , St. Louis : B.
0. Sanimons. Chicago : P , A. Bloom ,
North WyomlnRpW. H. Wheeler , Now
York ; H , T. Kuhlmahn , Milwaukee ; F.
A. Wlncholl. Chicago ; Charles P ,
Bronslaw , Minneapolis ; George F ,
Davenport. Moadyjllo , Pa. ; William L.
West , St. Paul ; A ' II. Rankln , Woon-
sockott , R. I.
Flrat A FlRiny Amm n Glnnt.
\Vo nro too npt to < regard a small ailment
much as wo would apmo plpmy , unpleasant
of aspect and prankish Indeed , but incapa'blo
of serious mischief. ' Wo ignora tlio fact
that it grows prodlfflon&ly , Btrongthons in
proportion , and posrqtv ovll progeny. A lit
af Indigestion , n slight bilious attack , sensa
tions of unrest nnd languor when tno sys
tem should have boon braced by recent
sloop , unaccountable nervousness , inactivity
of the kidneys or bladder what are those
but * ) jo precursors of-obstinato and eerlous
bodily dlsturbnncol In either of the above
emergencies , common scnso nnd experience
unlto la indicating Hostettcr'8 Stomubh Rlt-
tcra as the best preventive. Particularly
should Its use bo prompt when the languor ,
yawning , chilliness down the back , nnd
fovcrlshncss that precedes a malarial uttaclc ,
manifest themselves. Incipient rheumatism
grows apaco. Don't neglect ft. So with
constipation and debility.
THE LEANING TOWER.
What Galileo Demonstrated From
tlio Top of That Structure.
The strange news comes ever the
ocean , that the world famous leaning
lower of Pisa Is to bo disposed of at a
rivlllc , says the Hartford Times. Itnlv
has only two moro leaning towers both
at Bologna nnd neither of thorn so far
out of tlio perpendicular as Pisa's.
Pisa's famous marble tower , with its
circular front of over two hundred col
umns , und Us upper Btory overhanging
the lower by a difference of thirteen
foot , is a pu/.zlo to philosophers and an
tiquarians. Whether its singular loan
ing attitude was the result of design or
of accident never has boon ascer
tained , Ono of the many inter
esting things connected with the
loaning tower is the fact that
Galileo , as remarkable a mind certain
ly as great an experimental philosopher
as any within the Christian era , dem
onstrated , by experiments conducted
from the top of that structure , the error
of Aristotle's theorem , that the veloc
ity of falling bodies Is proportioned to
their weight. The learned but angry
scientists of Italy confidently gathered
in front of the tower Cto witness the
crushing and silencing of the pestilent
philosopher whoso reasoning they had
been unable to confute , but whoso
audacious blundering ! was now to
bo exhibited and demonstrated In
tho'shnpo of an object lesson of his own
foolish proposing. But the philos
opher , instead of being flattened out by
the proot , confounded his learned and
highly sciontiilc enemies , who , how-
ever , llko so many of tholr illustrious
successors of to-day , declined to bo con
vinced by the facts , nnd Galileo found
It for the interest ot his health to got
right out of that vineyard , and ho loft ,
without standing on the order of his go-
Ing. Such impudent , pestilent disturb
ers of the pence in the world'o accepted
beliefs must always expect to bo kicked
out ot good society. And the leaning
tower , If It should happen to ho brought
by Burnum to America after the ralllo ,
will bo an interesting object provided
it can bo ro-orootod at the same anglo
as showing that some things can bo
done as well as others ,
Andrew J. Grlsham , of Roclc , Pope
county. 111. , says : "I tried Chnmbor-
laln's Colic , Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy In my family for summer com
plaint nnd cholera niorbus 'and it gave
the best of satis'nction. It also proved
good as a preventive of flux. I praise
it very highly nnd think it is the heat I
ever saw for such complaints. " All of
the lending druggists in Omnhn soil It.
\ CiirloiiH Accident.
A curious accident , which unhappily
has since proved fatal , bofol M. Bontet ,
an artist , residing in the Avenue Vic
tor Hugo , on Saturday morning , says
a Paris correspondent of the London
Times. M. Boutot was working In his
studio , when , Inconvenienced by the
sun , ho asked his benne to got on thereof
roof nnd pas * n light linen covering
ever the glass. As the woman was
arranging this nwninir she slipped nnd ,
fnlllng through the glass , nltghtcd on
the tnblo nt which her master wns
sonlo'd. Oddly enough , she sustnlnod
no injury worth mentioning , M. Bou
tot , however was not so fortunate. A
piece of the broken glass struck him
on the nock , severing an artery. Ho
tried to stanch the blood , and failing ,
ran out of the house in the direction of
n neighboring druggist's shop , but ho
fell down fainting , ore ho reached the
pluco , nnd two hours afterwards ho
breathe d his last.
Hnvo You Catarrh ? There Is ono
remedy you can try without danger of hum
bug. Send to A. G. Colcmau , chemist , Kala-
mnzoo , Mich.for trial package of his catarrh
euro. His only mode of advertising is by giv
ing It away. Postage 2e. Judge for your
self. Mention this paper.
A Wcnry AVnstc of Widows.
In England there nro ever 800,000
moro widows thnn widowers. In Franco
there are 191 widowd for every 100 wid
A. ahowor of Toads.
At Wickford , R. L , recently , Itrnlnod
small toads for half an hour , much to
the confusion and disgust of the Inhabi
Have you used
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1513 DonHas St , ( Mala , Nebraska ,
Medical and Surgical Institute ,
N. W. Cor. 13th and Dodge Sts. , Omaha , Neb.
THE LARGEST MEDICAL INSTITUTE IN THE WEST
TIIK TKHATJIRNT OF ALL
Chronic and Surgical Diseases and Diseases of the Eye and Ear , -
PARTICULAR ATTENTION PAID TO DEFORMITIES , DISEASES OF WOMEN , DISEASES
OF THE URINARY AND SEXUAL ORGANS , PRIVATE DISEASES , DISEASES
OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM. LUNG AND THROAT DISEASES ,
SURGICAL OPERATIONS , EPILEPSY OR FITS ,
PILES , CANCERS , TUMORS , Etc.
J. W. MoMENAMY , M. D. , President ,
And Consulting Physician and Surgeon.
Organized with a toll staff of Skilled Physicians , Surgeons and Trained Hnrses ,
This establishment Is n permanent medical Institution , conducted by thoroughly
educated physicians nnd surgeons of acknowledged skill and experience , llio
Institute bindings , situated on the northwest corner of Thirteenth and Dodge
ntroots , is composed of two largo three-story brick biddings of ever ninety rooms ,
containing our medical , Surgical and Consultation Rooms , Drug Store , Laboratory ,
Offices , Manufactory of Surgical Appliances and braces , tuid the Boarding Depart
ment A > r Patients , in chaigo of competent poisons , constituting the largest nnd
the most thoroughly equipped Medical and Surgical Establishment in the West , ono
of the throe largest in tno United States , and second to nuno.
Wo have superior advantages and facilities for treating diseases , performing
surgical operations , boarding and nursing patients , which , combined with pur
acknowledged ability , experience , responsibility and reputation , should malco the
Omaha Medical and Surgical Institute the first choice.
You can come direct to the Institute , day or night , as we have hotel accommo
dations as good and as cheap as any in the city.
Wo make this explanation for the benefit of persons who may fool inclined to
KO further east for medical or surgical treatment ami do not apprciuato the fact
that Omaha possesses the largest and most complete Medical and Surgical Insti
tute west of Now York , with a capital of ever $100,000.
DEFORMITIES OF THE HUMAN BODY.
APPLIANCES FOR DEFOBMI-
Q TIES AND TRUSSES.
Boat Facilities , Apparatus and JlomctHes for Successful Treatment ot
© very form ot Disease requiring JtlEDIOAIj or SUHGICALi
m nils department we are especially successful. Our claims or superiority ever
nil others are based upon the fact that this Is the only medical establishment man
ufacturing surgical braces nnd appliances for each individual case. Wo have
throe skilled instrument makers in our employ , with improved machinery , nnd
have all the latest inventions , as well as our own patents and improvements ,
the result of twenty years' experience.
The treatment of diseases by electricity has undergone great changes within the
pastfew years , and electricity is now acknowledged by all schoolsof medicine as the
great remedy In nil chronic , special nnd nerve diaensos , for nervous debility , par
alysis , rheumatism , diseases of women , etc. , and in many eye and our diseases it
is the most valuable of all remedies.
In order to obtain Its full virtues , it Is absolutely necessary to hnvo the proper
apparatus. We have lately purchased throe of the largest nnd most complete
batteries manufactured , so constructed as to give the most gentle na well us the
most powerful current. 1'ersons treated nt this Institute by electricity recognize
at once the difference between our expensive nnd complete electrical apparatus
and the common , cheap batteries , in use by many physicians. Over 3,000 dollars
invested in electrical apparatus.
PRIVATE , SPECIAL , NERVOUS AND
Wo claim to be the only reliable , responsible establishment in the west making
a specialty of this class of disoases. Dr. McMenamy was ono of the first thorough
ly educated physicians to make a special study of this class of diseases , nnd his
methods and Inventions have been adopted by-specialists in Europe and America.
He is the inventor of the Clamp Compress Suspensory , acknowledged the best in
uso. All others are copied after his invention. By means of n simple operation ,
painless und safe , recently brought Into use , wo cure many cases that hnvo been
given up as incurable by medical treatment. ( Head our book to men , tent free to any
DISEASES OF THE EYE AND EAR.
We have had wonderful success In this ; mrlment in the
past year , and _ made improvements in our facili
ties for treatment , operations , artificial oyoa , etc.
Wo have greatly improved our facilities und methods of
treating cases by correspondence , and are having bettor
success In this department than ever before.
Wo nre fully up to the times In all the latest Inventions in medical and surgical
operations , appliances and Instruments. Our institution is open for investiga
tion to any persons , patients or physicians. Wo invite all to correspond with or
visit us before taking treatment elsewhere , believing that n visit or consultation
will convince any intelligent person that it Is to tholr advantage to placu them
selves under our care.
Since tins advertisement first appeared , many boasting pretenders and frauds hava
come and IJOM and many nwre will come arid yo , remembered only by tltfir unfortunate
and foolish victims.
"A wise man investigates first and decides afterwards ,
A fool decides first , then investigates. "
The Omaha Medical and Surt/ical / Institute is indorttd by the people and the press ,
More capital invested , more skilled physicians employed , more modern appliances , inslru-
tnents and apparatus in use , more cases treated and cured , more successful nurijical
operations performed , than in all other medical establishments in the West combined ,
PAGE BOOK ( Illustrated )
SENT FREE TO ANY ADDRESS ( AL D ) .
lnrt Vint History. Success and Advantage * of the Omnlrn Mcxllcal and Rtirfrioal InMltnto ,
( art Second CuitONin DlBKABES of tholmirn , Stoinuch , Llvor.KIUnovs.fikln , 1'llos , Cnuocr ,
Jatnrrh , Upllopijr. HlioumatUm. lutjlUullon. Tupo Worm , Kluutrlclty , Now Kotnodlo , olo. ,
Part Third liEroituiTltf ) , Ourvoturo of the Bl > lno , Cluli Foot , Hip DlBcasus , Purulyile , Wrjr
Nock , How fxiBB , JIaro'Up , Biirtriciii Operations.
Part I'ourlli DISKABKU or TUB Ere AKII KAII. Dlsoiwea of the Nervew , Catarnot , fitraUiinu * or
Cro.H Kyoa , I'teryglum. Granulated UyolMt , Juverglou ot tlu Lldi , Artlnulal Kyiw , etc.
( art Fifth DIBBASKH or WQMKN , I.oucorrlioea , Ulceration , Displacements , Prolapsus , Plex *
loin anil VorsloriB , Tumor * . Laceration ! and Unncor of tlio Womb ,
Purl HlxlU liSEA8E or MEN , Prlvatx , Hpoolal anil Nervous pleousos , 8normatorrli < oa ( Bomlnal
Weakness ) , Imi > otency , Vadcooolo , Btrloturo , Uleut , Bypmlls , and all ulneu&cs of the Qeulto
Uriuarr Organs ,
A St'ECiAi/rr. WE HAVB
DISEASES OF WOMEN
AUDEU A Lruia-iN
roil WOUCN UuttiMQ CowriWKMKNT. ( Btrlctljr I'rlvuto ) ,
Only Itollablo Mcdlcul Instltuto JMaltliig a Specialty of
AHnioodDiseases sucocHfuUy troaUxL SrphllHIo Polron romoycd from tbo - yutqm without
mercury. Now Hcstoratlvo'.Treatment for Low of VHiil Yonor. 1'atlents unublo to vlalt us mo *
bo treatoil nt liuuio by comMponderico. All commiinluntlont confidential. Medicines or lustril-
uiouts sent liy mall oroxixcsg aacuroly packed , no marka to Indicate contents or Render. Oiiu OOF
looal IntrrrlowprefftrrM. Call nii'l convntt IK orboud hlttoryof your case , nod wo will Mind In *
plain wrupurr , our 1IOUK TO J1IICN , Knr.II : Uiwa 1'rlruto. filxxifal orNvrvout Ulsvaiw , ImpO-
Uucy , BypuUli , Olcot uud Vurlcocolo , with ijuoatloulUt. AudruM ,
OMAHA MEDICAL SURGICAL INSTITUTE ,
mid liuduu Strtulo , Omuha , Nub *
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