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Midnight (01:10) October 21, 1922

Bernarr Macfadden, publisher

"Cautiously, with the cruel deliberation of a cat advancing on a heedless bird, Harrigan rose from his crouch in the black shadow of the board fence and advanced toward the house wall. For a moment he listened alertly to the night noises penetrating the apartment-house yard from the adjoining streets and then leaped for the hanging ladder of the fire-escape and scrambled lithely to the first landing. When the roar of a starting automobile motor covered him he lifted powerfully on the jimmy which he had thrust under a window-sash. He raised the window and stepped into the room."
Under its original name Midnight magazine, health pioneer Bernarr Macfadden’s tabloid-style weekly pulp lasted just 14 issues before transforming into a more purely mystery magazine. This tenth issue contains his editorial “Over the Precipice.” Articles include “Was His Last Sermon a Prophecy of His Murder?” and a short story titled “No Robbery.” [May contain mature or controversial content.]
Contents of this Issue:
  • Over the Precipice–An Editorial by Bernarr Macfadden
  • Was his Last Sermon a Prophecy of his Murder? (Arthur H. Howland)
  • Find a New Yorker in New York (T. Howard Kelly)
  • From the Underworld to Fifth Avenue
  • Why I am a Spendthrift (Leda Bauerberg)
  • Sold to the Devil (John R. Coryell)
  • Why I Shall “Fall” No More
  • Who has the Prettiest Lips on Broadway?
  • No Robbery (William F. McMorrow)
  • How Elinor Glyn gets that way (Madame Pythagoras)
  • A Lonely Girl asks–How Narrow is the Straight Path? (Ila Damon)
  • Who owns a Murder’s Body?
  • The Heart of a Tinpanner (W. Carey Wonderly)
  • Would You Marry to Please Another Man’s Wife (Svengali)

Midnight Publishing Company, Inc.
Editor: Bernarr Macfadden
Issue: Volume 1: Number 10; October 21, 1922
Pages: 32
Size: 9-3/8″ x 12-3/8″
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