If doubt assails you, misfortune threatens you, ruin stares you in the face, danger besets you; if you would win the love of one without whom life would be a blank, if you wish a speedy marriage with the one you love, call at once to consult this gifted lady…”

Shakespeare couldn’t have penned it more poetically than Madame McNairdee did. Not only was she the self-proclaimed “greatest palmist and clairvoyant the world over,” but she could certainly write a compelling personal ad for the October 31 edition of the Indianapolis Star.