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of the corpse and with a faded and
none too clean handkerchief from his
own pocket the little old man cov
ered the face of the unknown. Then
"Here boy," he called to an urchin
hovering on the opposite corner, his
awe stronger than his curiosity and
his arm hugging a bundle of late
"Wuxtrees." Gingerly the boy ap
proached the gruesome spot and do
nated his entire stock of papers.
With these" the old man covered the
body from head to foot and then went
his way. Again the silent dead man
was left alone amid the roar of swirl
An still no one in authority came,
no surgeon, no police, no coroner.
For nearly an hour the body lay
alone. The traffic policeman on post
notified his station, but he could not
desert his work, for the taxicabs were
still racing madly and to protect the
living was more important than to
guard the dead. All the time a crowd
fringed either curb, gazing morbidly
at the shape under the newspapers,
but venturing no nearer after they
knew death sat on the base of that
Forgotten was the play, the picture
show and the cabaret to those peo
ple. They were held spellbound.
Finally, a Flower Hospital surgeon
came and officially pronounced the
man dead. Then a police ambulance
carted the corpse to a station. In a
moment Broadway moved on in its
accustomed way, the incident for
gotten. Who says New York is not honest?
That dead man had $430 in his
pockets, and it lay unguarded fof
more than an hour, but nobody at
tempted to take it. To spoil the
story, the d,ead man was not buried,
unknown in the Potter's Field. He
was identified as Abbe Napoleon Le
clerc, a priest of Woonsocket, in New
York on his way to Havana.
"How's everything in your house?"
asked Smith. "Oh," replied Brown,
"she's an right," N. Y. World.
FILM WAN FLIM-FLAMS WOMAN
INTO MARRYING HIM
New York. A handsome young
woman in olive green, carrying a
suitcase, greeted Charles J. Kohler
when he opened the door of his apart
ment. Kohler, who is-a moving picture
actor, gasped a few times, then bade
his caller come in, and introduced her
to his wife as his cousin from out-of-town.
Mrs. Kohler and the charm
ing cousin get along beautifully and
peace reigned in the Kohler fiat until
one evening "cousin" brought three
detectives to the house and they ar
Of course, Mrs. Kohler was much
perturbed. "Don't get excited, my
dear," said the cousin, "I'm not Mr.
Kohler's cousin. I'm his real wife.
I thought this would be a good way
to get evidence against him."
Kohler was locked up. He says
Rilla (who is Mrs. Kohler No. 1) play
ed a mean .trick on him, and it was
only to save the feelings of Doris
(wife No. 2y that he introduced Rilla