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À Family Physician Tries Mes merism With Startling Effect, MRS. JOHNSON" ANÏ> 55!:;: DIAMONDS She Is JRi< !> and Kircn 'ric anil I'lmlm fs i> Closetful of Witnesses f ■> Br. Stark'» Fi nancial S<'ai><;«'— The Woman's Story ami the Doctor's Denial. Tho fatuous Mrs Mary Johnson, or "Diamond" Johnson, as every ona in Nor wich. Conn., culls her, on account of the largo quantity of jewels which «he owns and loses at various limes, is again a bid der for publicity. This time, however, she does not come before the public in connec tion with sparkling stones, but in a caso that is the dramatic sensation of her life, and that combines hypnotism, bonds aiul medicine. A cupboard full of sheriffs, lawyers, de tectives, coachmen, stable boys and cooks suddenly overflowed in her line residence a few nights a^o, ami its occupants, who "£L ... iiéœF^/rWm M d * m-i -5 V Hi ^#1 ifco; (0 MRS. JOHNSON. had been In hiding for some hours, with their ears glued to a hole that had been made in tho wall, sprang upon Dr. Clin ton E. Stark, ono of tho most fashionable physicians in Norwich. Thoy accused Dr. Stark of being in tho act of perpetrating a ' bunko" game upon Mrs. Johnson, who thon and there do manded that ha bo escorted to a placo of captivity. This proceeding was not car ried out, however, and tho caso has re solved itself into a civil suit. Mrs. John son is suing tho doctor for ab.out $10,000, says tho Now York Herald's Norwich cor respondent. Sho says that sho intrusted him with $150.000 worth of bonds, and that of theso he helped himself to nearly $50,000 worth. Being discovered, sho says, ho mesmer ized himself and disgorgod all the bonds in tho prosence of tho lawyors, sheriffs, stallte boys, eto., though their presence was not known to him. Coincident with tho suit brought by the , diamond owner, it is only fair to Dr. Stark to state right hero that another suit has been begun by the woman's husband, with tho object of securing a conservator to look after lier estate, Iiis claim being ! that sho is insane. Mr. Johnson left his ' wife some time ago and is now living in Now London. Mrs. Johnson lives in a house on Broad- ! way that stands in largo and beautiful grounds. It is likely that she lives on a ! scale of, say, $20,000 a year. Many years ; ago she occupied a more important social position than sho does today, but she still j goes among somo of tho host residents of Norwich, who consider her eccentric, but pleasant. Dr. Stark, tho hero of tho present story, is a big man, handsome in his massive no6s, with luxuriant brown side whiskers of tho kind that don't have to bo forced in a hothouse. His eyes aro big and brown, ho is a man of forco and enorny and a | member of tho homeopathic school. He I has been treating Mrs. Johnson for a num ber of years, and tho trouble between hus band and wife finally gave tho physician the position of all around mediator. A year ago tho friction between the woman and her husband got so severe that sho thought it necessary to secrete part of her estate, sho says. She took a box of bonds to Dr. Stark and asked him to take charge of them for lier. She says that they amounted in value to $150,000. Ilo says that they were worth just $07,000. He put thorn in the bank. In tho box was a package of $19,000 of Chicago, Burlington and Chicago and Northwestern bonds. These, the doctor says, she gave him outright as a present. When Tho Herald correspondent called on Mrs. Johnson to get her story, he found her dressed in a damson colored dressing gown, very nicely perfumed. She is about 50 years old, lier hair only gray in a few spots. Her eyes are bright, her teeth aro prominent, but not pretty, and sho lisps very decidedly. Despite her ago and the fact that sho has sons with beards, she is often a littlo "kittenish" in lier ways, but there is nothing about her that would make any one weave romances in her vi cinity Sho is very good natural doubt less, eccentric certainly and resolved not to bo persecuted. 'I intrusted Dr. Stark, " she said, 'with bonds anionnting in value to $150,000. Today a week ago I called at his ollieo to THE JOHNSON MANSION. look at them. They were in a tin box. To my horror I found that $50,000 of them were gone. I asked him for them, and he said he didn't know where they were. ■ We had an argument, and eventually he agreed to try to get me back tho bonds if I would atrree to sell them to him for $1,000. He said he thought they were secreted somewhere in my house. He made me write down a contract, in which, in consideration "f $1,000 paid me and other considérations, I agreed to sell him those missing bonds. • When 1 had written this, I refused to sign it until I had consulted my lawyer, Mr. .Shields. I saw him, and then we de cided to put up a trick on the doctor and In the next, room to my par ; is a room with a closet, and '( tbvv all hid in the closet— >se him. tip statr , igt th ! ; j | I d lawyer* and everybody— tliey e.ji. d hear what happened. "Wet: led at first to hide my young lady typc.vtiter in the piano, but she has such long legs she wouldn 't lit. 1 made ar rangements f it the doctor to come up and look for the bonds on Monday night at 10 o'clock. To make a long story short, I got him in the sitting room on Monday niiiht, and tho closet was full of the sher iffs "He said that to materialize the bonds Was a gamble oil Iiis part, but that he was a born gambler, and he'd do anything I had I mind to, and he'd take the risk.'" This talk cftxiut "gambling" was ex plained to me rater by Dr. Stark. He said that after Mrs. Johnson gave $10,000 of bonds to her coachman she repented of lier generosity and made him "materialize" them. As soon as she put her hands on them sho kept them, and tho coachman never got them back. This trick, he says, he thought she was going to repeat on him in order to get back his $19,000 worth. "The first thing he did was to send for beer, and then lie locked all the doors," continued -Mrs. Johnson. " Now,' says lie when he had drunk the beer—now, I'm going to do a tiling I haven't done for years. I'm a natural born medium and thought reader. I can tell what's passing in any one's mind.' I thought if ho had any idea of what was passing in mine he'd jump out of the win dow. "Then he went off into a trance. He shook liko a leaf, grabbed my hand as tightly as he could and wiped tho perspi ration from his brow. I said, 'Oh, doctor, ain't you just wonderful!' but that was only to fool him. I kept repeating that just to stop him from getting suspicious. Then he led mo to tho bed, and from un der the mattress lie grabbed a bundle of the bonds. "They weren't all there, though. Then he ran up with mo to tho garret, where I hadn't been for a year. I told him it wasn't any use going up thore, but he in sisted. From there we went into the maid's room, and he pretended to take somo more bonds from one of my dresses that was hanging there, but ho took them from up his sleeves. "Then we went back to my room, whero the people could hear us, and tho doctor wanted me to give him tho $50,000 worth of bonds for $1,000. He kept saying: "Oil, my head; oh, my head! I'll never do th is any more! Oh, how sick I shall bo for this tomorrow, though I am a natural born medium and a mind reader all in one!' "While ho was going on like this, hold ing my hand, Sheriff Hawkins came into tho room and changed places with me. When the doctor recovered, ho was very much scared, and ho wanted the thing settled. "Now, a great deal has been made out of tho fact that I have a lot of diamonds, and that I keep money about the house. I do keep a few thousand dollars perhaps, but what's that to me? I am richer than I caro for, and I can't begin to spend my income. 1 have just ordered a diamond thumb ring from a New York firm, but what of that? Even if I did buy a $13,000 pair of diamond garters! "I am not insane. I spend money, but it is mine. My husband would stretch out a penny liko a pieco of chewing gum. I believe In spending my money. Mr. Johnson would borrow $5 from a nigger. I was married 3'2 years ago to that liend. Are you married, young man? No? Well, don't ever get. " Dr. Stark is certainly a magnificent looking man," she sighed. Than sho add 4 ÄV. m WA WÀ dr. clinton e. staijk. ed, with enthusiasm: "Helms such pretty eyes too! Oh, lie's very prepossessing, I can tell you, but I'm afraid he is very wicked!" Mrs. Johnson exhibited her celebrated | diamond clock, on the face of which lier ( name is written in diamonds. There is a i blue heaven on it studded with real dia- j moral stars, and a moon, adorned with , diamonds, ri<es on the blue heaven and ! keeps step with the real moon. This, she said, sho designed onco while oti a sick bed. Her house is very finely furnished, and she lias a pretty young woman to sing to her \\ lien she feels lonely. Dr. Stark confessed to The Herald report er that a sheriff's posse had sprung upon him at Mrs. Johnson's house, and that he had acted as custodian of bonds on her be half, but he denied entirely her deduction from his conduct and attitude. ' I didn't want her bonds," he said, ''and I went to the house on Monday night and laid them on the dosk. Thon sne asked mo to help look for the balance of $0,000 sho claimed was missing. She jok ingly said that I was a mind reader and grabbed my hand and asked me if I could read where they were. That was simply j acting on her part for the benefit of those fellows in the closet. I know that now, but I didn't know it then. '"We didn't find any of the bonds. Her statement that 1 took them out of the mattress of her bed or out of my coat sleeve is untrue. The $19,000 worth I j took up with mo and gave her. Theothera I believe never existed, except in her im agination. "The woman is not absolutely crazy, I bu t she suffers from emotional insanity, i and under certain conditions she will part j with any property she lias, but when those conditions are not present she is very | shrewd and tight with her money. This cliaigo made by a silly woman is very se vero on me, a reputable practicing phy sician. " A Curse on the Castle. At Nadas, near Pressburg, in Hungary, stands, says a Vienna correspondent, a beautiful little castle, surrounded by a park of old chestnut trees. The place is shunned by the neighbors with a supersti tious awe because two young wives of the proprietor died there, and their deaths were attributed to a curse resting on the house. On Tuesday the beauty of the vil lage, Theresa Kotnes, was passing though the courtyard of tho castle when she sud denly fell to tho ground with a scream and shortly afterward died. The Prince and the Baby. The German newspapers have been telling a pretty story of a prince and a baby in connection with the recent army maneuvers near Gatzweiler. One after noon, after hours of hard work, Prince Adolph Schaumburg, brother of the German empress, entered a peasant's cottage and asked the housewife if she could give him something to oat, for he was starving. The woman replied that she would willingly do so if she could find somebody to mind her baby while she looked for some eggs. The prince promptly took charge of the infant and was skillfully amusing it when several astonished officers of his staff came up. 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