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THE OMAHA DAILY HEE: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMHEIl IS, 190.1. SEEKS CHILDREN AND MONEY Mn. lata Om'ck FighU for Boy tod Qirl , ' and Easband'i Insnrance. COUPLE FALL OUT BEFORE DEATH OF MAN I'crnrr Pollcemaa Gives HI CklKrra - Hla ilster Ureases He De clared Hla Wit Hif Deserted Him. The Cuslck case la on trial in Judge Vln eonhah r's court. In thla caae Mra. Kate Cuslck, the wife of James Cualck, deceased, and, formerly a policeman in thla city, la making- an effort to recover her children. Which her late huahand awarded to hla maiden alster, MU Frances Cuslck. A life Insurance policy for (2,000 also figures largely In the cane, Some very aplcy testi mony was Introduced during the morning session and the court room was crowded with peraona who have evinced a lively In tereat In the conteat which la on between the opposing parties for the custody of the children and the 12,000 life lnaurance. la 1900 and 1901 the Cualcka were operating a boarding and rooming establishment at Twenty-sixth and Ames avenue. One of the boarder waa A. Venable, and the testi money showed that Mra. Cualck waa on intimate terma with him. Witnesses testi fied to having seen Mra. Cualck kiss him repeatedly. In May, 1941, the testimony showed, Mr. Cualck came home late one night and found that hla Wife had deserted him. Other testimony waa given which went to show that the children, a email boy and girl, had been neglected by Mrs. Cualck, that they were In raga and were generally unkempt. Mr. Cualck made an effort to have h!a married slater take the children, but ahe refused, aa her huahand objected, and then Mr. Cuslrk Induced hla slater. Miss Frances Cualck, -who lived with her aged father and mother,' to assume the care of the children. At that time Cuslck waa not regularly em ployed, but he gave hla alster small sums of money to care for the children, and to board them and himself. Later, when he became a member of the police force, he drew a regular salary and pa4d Miss Cu slck $40 per month for boarding him and his children and purchasing clothing for the latter. Did Net Donbt Wife. Mr. Cualck, the husband, it waa stated, did not have the slightest suspicion that hla . wife waa other than an exemplary woman, r When Mrs. Cuslck took her sud den departure Mr. Cuslck waa broken In heart and spirit. It waa stated that Mra. Cuslck afterwards wrote to thla city for money and that It waa furnished by Miss Cuslck, sister to Mra. Cuslck'a husband, but that Mrs. Cuslck did not return to tho city aa aha had aaid ahe would do If the money waa forwarded to her. In view of these allegation the effort ia belns made to ahow that Mra. Cuslck waa untrue to her wifely and motherly vows, that ahe waa and ia .an 'unfit person to have the custody of her children, and that she should not therefore be made the ex ecutrix of the estate of the dead hus band, a position for which the has made application. Before hla death Mr. Cuslck changed the beneficiary in hla life insur ance policy from hla wife to the children, and also made hla sister, Miss France Cuslck, the administratrix of hla estate. Mr. Cuslck denies that she ran away or that ahe sustained improper relatione with Mr. Venable. The Insurance company, it is understood, I willing to pay the amount of the policy, which waa for (3,000 on ,the life of the de oeaacd, James Cuslck, but pending the aolu tlon of the present controversy thla can not be done. The suit, virtually, I a, fight for the 12,000, and until It la finally adjudi cated the insurance company will not be able to make the payment. STRAWBERRIES IN FALLTIME Fssssylvaslai Farmer Prod aces the Favorite Table Delicacy la October. If the man who makes two blade of frees grow where one grew formerly la a public benefactor, what estimate shall be placed on the worth of the individual who o changea the natural order of thlnga aa to make strawberries ripen in October? If he la deemed worthy of a place In the hall of fame hla name may be recorded a El wood Hunter, and hi home a near Bris tol. Pa. It I a fact, though, that Hunter baa succeeded in accomplishing the seem ingly Impossible, and hla farm at Bristol la all abloom with the rich, luscious-looking fruit, red. ripe and tempting. Not for nothing ha Hunter forced nature lo yield in the fail what it formerly ha given up only In the aummer. He value the strawberries at I cent a berry and the valuation I not considered too high by the euyers for the tables f Urge hotel and reetauranta of the lirt clans. All the straw berries that Hunter can gather are being old readily at hla own price, and the de mand 1 alwaya In excess of the supply. The atrawberrlea are far euperlcr to the hothouse variety, and are equal to thote produced In Newfoundland, and which are to highly prised by the native that not ne find It way out of the country. The manner In which Hunter ha accom plished the agricultural marvel of growing trawberriea In seaaon for the Thanksgiv ing dinner Is not considered by him a se cret, with the exception of a single detail. Ten years ago,", aaid Mr. Hunter, "I rot the Idea that atrawberrlea could be siade to grow later than the usual seaaon. I began my experiment by plucking up a wild strawberry plant and replanting it In my garden. I continued the experiment along the line of Inoculation. That la to tay, I touched two klnda of strawberry l os soma together, and after the fruit had een borne I made us of the "runners' of the plant. Aa any agriculturist know. Tunnere' are long, weak branches, which nd In a bud that develop root. When '.he branch decay and the bud drop to the (round r forma another plant. "Taking a plant to begin with, the variety f which Is one of the secrets that in my wn interest I must dee II no to divulge, I te-gan the experiment of - Inoculating the Mossoms of thl with the blossoms of the tardy wild strawberry, hoping that the re- What a sweet dis- V position! Born so? Or made so by Ayer's Pills? tztvzz suit would be not only an edible berry, but one that would ripen much later than any I had raised before. I found that the strawberry produced at the first expert' ment wa a later one and the flavor unus ually fine. Then the next year I continued the experiment, getting a, still later straw berry and still retaining the fine flavor. At the end of ten years I had a strawberry that would grow and ripen up to Novem ber. providing we had no very severe frost. Thla wonderful strawberry plant will bear two distinct crops of strawberries one In the spring and the other In the fall. This season's crop has surpassed my most san gitlne expectations. "With regard lo prices. I get for the ask Ing 70 cents for a pint box, or t cent for each strawberry. At retail store atill higher sums are of course realised. I think I shall have sold about ten crate of berries before the end of the seaaon." No name has a yet been found for the new variety of strawberry. A box of the fruit has been sent to President Roosevelt and he has been asked to name the berry. Bo far only an acre and a half of ground has been allotted to the growth of the new berry. The patch has been divided into three sections. In one of which berries are grown to ripen In August, In another to ripen In September and the third to ripen In October, so that Hunter is sure of a steady supply of fruit right into November. It will naturally be asked: What ia be ing done to extend the growth of the new strawberry. Hunter, being a keen busi ness man, a well a a scientific, fruit grower, ha begun the sale of the plants, and has Immense stocks ready for ship ment. He believes that a fortune await him, not from the sale of the fruit alone, but from the sale of the plant to growers. A he carefully guards his secret and it takea ten years' patient work to produce a plant like his. It is not likely that he will have msny rivals in the field for some time to come St. Louis Globe-Democrat. FAITH CURE CRIME So Hales lie Ken York Court of Ap- peals In Case of Death Caused by Negligence. Dependence upon faith healing In sickness is declared to be criminal negligence in a dcciblon handed down by the New York csurt of appeals last Monday. The case under consideration was that of J. I.utber Pierson, a faith curlst of White Plain. N. Y., whose 16-months-old adopted daughter died of bronchial pneumonia without med ical attendance. The conviction waa secured under the penil code, which holds that "a person who omit without lawful excuae to perform a duty by law Imposed upon him, to furnish food, clothing, shelter, or modtcal attend ance to a minor Is guilty," etc. Justice Bartlett, In the prevailing opinion In the appellate division, held that the "medical attendance" referred to in the statute doe not mean exclusively the at tendance of a medical practitioner In the general sense of the term, and the appellate division reversed the conviction. The court of appeal now sustains the first decision, which Imposed a fine of $000 or GOO days' Imprisonment. , In It opinion, written by Judge Halght, the anurt of appeal says: "It would seem that the legislative Intent is reasonably clear, although possibly more precise language could have been employed. The section of the code under which the Indict ment was fount) contemplate that there are person upon whom the law casts a duty of caring for minors. "Bitting a a court of law for the purpose of construing and deetrmlnlng the meaning of statute, we have nothing to do with variance In religious belief, and have no power to determine which la correct We place no limitation upon the power of the mind ever the body, the power of faith to dispel disease, or the power of the Supreme Being to heal the sick. We merely declare the law a given us by the legislature. We find no error on the part of the trial court that called for a reversal." The adopted child of J. Luther Pierson died February 15. 1901. Pierson waa in dicted March 19 on a charge of willfully contributing to the child' death by refus ing to allow a physician to attend her last lllnes. He wa arrested March 27 and taken before County Judge Lent Pierson pleaded not guilty of the charge and wa Informed he rwould have to go to Jail. He pleaded hi wife was 111 at home ana Judge Lent directed him to take a doctor home and paroled him until later on that day. Returning to court Pierson Informed the Judge he had become the father of a boy and that the mother and child wore doing well. He said he had not called a doctor or nurse. Judge Lent became angry and held Pierson In tl.OOO ball to answer tho Indict ment. He also advised Pierson to ret a physician for hi wife. Pierson declared he would rot in the Jail before he would do it Chicago Tribune. SHOOT THE STOVEPIPE HAT Slighting Word Piled I'p pad Harled Like Brickbats at tho acred Til. Abraham Lincoln carried letter In an old top hat Daniel Webster' battered stove pipe 1 part of our Image of the orator. The assertion, therefore, that this heavy covering "makes our hair fall out, dries up our marrow, and make us Idiots," al though true, lacks restraint Hair is diffi cult to keep In our nervous day. Methods of preventing Its escape are eagerly dis cussed In the social Intercourse of men and women. The marrow allegation we pass by, deeming It of doubtful value. In frankness w would say that silk hats only tend to make us Idiots. Many of us are Idiots before we put them on, and others remain sane through years of their endur ance. A top hat In America ha never be come the fetich that It I in London. The man who walka in the West End after lunch without a high hat la socially im possible. He 1 called at best middle-class, and London haa no more bitter phrase than middle class, unless It be suburban. Ope lord wear a round hat, but only hi high position enablea him to break the luw. The old American habit of wearing- these struc. tures because you were a lawyer, or an actor, or for no other reason, la dead, and they are worn now for purposes of social rectitude, as in England. Small boys, keen for social taints, throw clods at them In many western town. In our larger cities, where the customs of Europe are making Inroads on. pristine democracy, they have arrived, although as yet, even in the most conventional circles, it take small bold ness to use a substitute. Perhaps the time la not aa far distant, however, when Amer ican etiquette will come abreast of London, and whoever Is seen after I o'clock without a ahlnlng tall hat upon his head will be branded a no gentleman. Edward VII., then Prince of Waitn, one iil.xl to oppose the custom, but the clubs were too strong for him and he failed, even a John Lack kind failed against the barons In the day Of Magna Chart. Collier's Weekly. Eclipsed tho I'alvere. A certain woman who had vainly tried to reduce her weight bad engaged aa a serv ant a young Irish girl who had only re cently "coin over," and had never "lived out" before. One afternoon friend of the family culled and aaked very politely of the new girl:" . , . "Can Mra. be seen 7" "Cm ah be aeonr" laughingly replied Kathleen. "Shure an' Oi t'lnlt she can! 8 he la six fut hotgh an' four fut woide! An' It a aojT&n a bit av ennyt'tng else can ye see' when ahe'a about!" Philadelphia Ledger, AFFAIRS AT SOUTH OMAHA Council Eoldi 8peoial Heating and Passes Street "Vacation Ordinance, MEANS BETTER RAILROAD FACILITIES Parker Express Opinion That In-crease- la Trackage Will Be of Great Btaelt to Them la a Baslaes Way. uy the dissolution of the Injunction against the passage of the street-vacating ordinance by Judge Dickinson yesterday," said a prominent railroad man last night, -the city of South Omaha will be given much better railroad facilities. It will mean the building up of the northern part of the city and the giving of employment to a large number of meu while the work of grading and construction of tracks I In progress." Those who procured the Injunction which waa dissolved are naturally disappointed at the decision of the ceurt.' It will be remem bered that one day last week Judge Dickin son, In company with legal representatives of both sides, visited the ground to be va cated, in thla way the court made Itself familiar with the ground. Immediately after the decision of the court waa handed down yesterday forenoon the city council held a called meeting, all members being present except Smith. The vacating ordinance was read for the second time. Today there will be another called meeting and the ordinance passed. In talking of the ordinance last night a packer said: "The building of more tracks between Omaha and South Omaha will mean better transportation facilities fdr the packing houses and will save us sev eral hours In the making up or trains. The loss of time in the winter doe not amount to so much as in the summer, when re frigerator cars are compelled to stand on the tracks after being iced. In some In stances car have been held back aeveral hours on account of the congested condi tion of the tracks. With new lines laid thla trouble will be done away with and we can add greatly to the output of the South Omaha market," Another feature of the vacating ordi nance ia the locating of the viaduct to be built across the tracks at O street. This Is a part of the ordinance and one of the conditions agreed upon by the mayor and council and the railroad companies. In the agreement work is to commence as soon as possible on the viaduct Approaches will be constructed to the Q street viaduct to give Swift and Company access to the plant but Railroad avenue from L street south to U will bo fenced. Oatea will be arranged under the Q street viaduct for the passage of fir department teams and keya to the locks given to the officers of the depart ment Now that one viaduct haa been aecured by the vacating of the atub ends of streets In the northern portion of the city the people are commencing to ask for a via- duct across the tracka at F atreet This may be built later. Coal Dealers Kept Basy. The coal dealers of South Omaha were kept busy yesterday getting out orders for fuel. Dealers aay that many residents neglected to lay In a aupply of fuel In the fall, and yesterday being the first real cold day of the year caused a demand for coal. The price of anthracite remains the aame, while bituminous coal Is showing an up ward tendency on account of the scarcity of western coal. Report Rajoyablo Trip. Members of Tangier temple, from South Cmaha who attended the "doings" at the shrine In Minneapolis ' returned home yes terday and reported having had an excel lent time. They asserted that the Bhriners there claimed that all money from Ne braska was vvoden and no one would take It aven aa a gift. B. E. Wilcox, 8. B. Christie, W. a King; and Colonel J. B. Watklna were entertained Sunday after noon by Rev. Irving P. Johnson, formerly rector of 8t Martln'a Episcopal churoh of this city. Protest Aboat Grading. Some of the property owners in the vicin ity of C atreet have made out a protest, to be filed with the city council, regarding the change of grade on C street, tetwecn Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth streets, and also a. protest against the narrowing of the atreet. N. C. Acker and others stopped at the council chamber last evening with the protest, but did sot file the docu ment for the reason that there was no quorum of the council. Holda Short Session. There waa a short session of the Board of Education laat night There waa little bualness before the board, and It adjourned arly. Borne bill were allowed, but noth ing wa dona about the letting of the con tract for the high school building, action on this matter being deferred until Novem ber 23. It waa atated by members of the board that tho contract will certainly be let next Monday night Magls City Gossip. - Thomaa Hoctor haa gone to Tekamah to look after some business matters. Joseph Koutsky has returned from a hunting trip. He brought back fifteen decks. Roger Bourke haa returned from an east ern trip, and taken a position In the Lraf Co department at Cudahy's. Rev. W. F. Anderson of Osslnlng, N. Y la In the city, the guest of Mr. and Mrs L. A. Davis, Twenty-second and K streets. The women of the Presbyterian church will hold a country fair and serve luncheon each day this week at 430 North Twenty fourth street. Bruce McCulloch. editor of the local stork paper, leaves today for Fort Worth, to at tend the annual convention of the National Live Stock association. GEMS'. WORM . BY AMERICANS Fortaae. ia Preeiows atones Broaght Over Every Year llsaia. esse. af the' Trade. The value of the Jewels and precious stones Imported Into the United States Is often said to be the best barometer of the country's prosperity and quite possibly this is the case, since very few gems are pro duced in the United Btatee and since the demand for them, which must be satisfied by transportation, la sot likely to be wide spread unless people .are making- more money than they actually need to accord with their stsndarda of living. There are said to be some people who will go with empty stomachs in order to sport diamonds, but these In the aggregate are probably not numerous, and, at any rate, their pur chases through such prlvationa cannot be very extensive, since ono good diamond or ruby or emerald coats about aa much aa would feed and clothe an ordinary per son for a year. It la a well-accepted fact among dealers in jewels that when pros perity Is widespread their sales increase rapidly and that when hard times come theirs la about the first business to feel the depression. If it be admitted that the trade In gems is a faithful Indication of the Industrial situation one must acknowledge that the fiscal year which ended with the first half of 1901 was the most prosperous in the history of the country, for the value of the precious stones Imported during that period waa far In excess of anything previ ously recorded. According to the compila tion of the goveroment officials which has Just been completed diamonds and other precious stones of a value exceeding $30,. I OuO.CWv were brought iuto the United mates ' . J- 1 I C"'J t r.,,,. ,i a S m e aunt between June SO, 1902, and June 30, 1903, and even this enormous total is probably below the actual value, for the figures are taken from the Invoices of the importers, who are tiot likely to overvalue packages on which they must pay a high import duty. It is Intprestlng to compare the figurea given above with those for previous years. in J302 the Importation on this . count amounted to f23,000,000; In 1901, to 120,000.- 000: In 1899. to :u.000.000: In 1898. to 19.000 ono? In 1897, to $2,500,000; In 1890, to 18.760,000; in 1S95, to $7,500,000; In 1894, to $5,600,000. Be- tweon 1S87 and 1890 they had Increased from $10,000,000 to $16.i0,000, but In the next three years they fell off even more rapidly to $5,600,000. The influence of the depres sion of 1893 Is very clearly marked In the small importation for the following year, while the tide of prosperity which set In in 1898 haa carried the figurea far beyond all previous records. Thua the total value of diamonds' and other gems brought Into the United States In the year Just ended was half again as great as in the preceding year, more than twice as great as in 1893 and three times as great as in any year down to 1887. Verily the love for Jewels must grow by what it feeds upon. At present there exists a discrimination of 10 per cent In favor of the cutting of precious stones itv America, with the result that a steadily' increasing proportion of the total imports are in uncut form. Thus the value of uncut stones Imported haa In creased from $2,500,000 In 1S98 to $10,000,000 In 1903, or about one-third of the total. While nearly all the diamonds are at present produced, as everybody knows, by the mines of South Africa, most of those brought to the Uhlted States are chipped rrom Antwerp, .Amsterdam or London, and enter the port of. flew York. The two former cities are the center of the dia mond cutting Industry, while London !a the great diamond .market of the world, and New York occupies' a similar position In America. Chicago Crironlcle.' ' GRAVE OF ROBERT EMMET Vain Search for the Hestlna; riser of the Henulm of Ireland's Ksrtyr. The graves of heroes have been to hero worshipers of all ages shrines of peculiar devotion. IItnce a search for the tomb of a popular Idol, whenever, as often, that sacred spot ia obscured by tradition, is a quest of peculiar Interest. Such a task has been that of Dr. Thomas Addis Emmet of No. 80 Madison avenue, who has Just re turned from a three months' hunt for the grave cf his great-uncle, Robert Emmet. That famous Irish patriot and martyr Ilea In the family vault in St. Teter's cemetery In Dublin, so Dr. Emmet concludes, though he did not actually find the spot. Emmet's last resting place has long been a mystery. Three spots have divided the faith of his followers St. Peter's ceme tery, St. Mlehan's, also In Dublin, and Olassnevin cemetery, about seven miles out of the city. In the last two are stone slabs, each proclaiming that the body of the hero lies beneath. St. Peter's has been raied and the entire plot covered with cement. In accordance with a regulation forbidding further burials within the city limits. A atudy of documentary evidence convinced Dr. Emmet that one of these three place contained tha long-sought grave. "; ' History states that on the day of execu tion Emmet'a body waa placed In the re ceiving vault at St. Feter'a. Beyond that there la no evidence, but the tradition Is that It was secretly removed by night and burled elsewhere. Certain It is that the authorities were exceedingly careful that Emmet's friends should not know where he was laid. Dr. Emmet's first work was to unearth the receiving vault at St. Peter's. This he did after working for four months In over- Chocolate .? Bonbons Mmary Fsca-sge Wmrramttd I If you buy Lowney'a Candies in tha original sealed packages you will find them in perfect condition, or money refunded. "SsmUI AMwrtea tieaialrn . . . I Ib.gOc.; K lb. 14c . I lb. toe.; H - Sic. 'Aaerlcaa BimIIm' llb.eOc;)i Ib.SOc er " r'irt-a4-svt" ' ,b- 0c,J H U' Me- Oolf.n" i lb. tOc.; W lb. toe. "CeloaUl vims" . . I lb. eOc.; lb. SOr. " koolits rprralat" loc. and tic. "laittolatealavest" . lc, gecaad tsu eosys Pcoje art it j''' Here is an Overcoat Bargain at a Welcome Time You will need a new overcoat right away. You cannot ignoro tho de mands of the season. Your last year's coat will appear worn and somewhat out of date by tho side of the handsome and stylish new overcoats of this season's cut and fashion. Hero is a timely opportunity to get just tho over coat you want at the price you want to pay. Men's $I6.50-$I8-$20 OVERCOATS At $9.90 Stylish Overcoats and Ulsters The overcoats in black, oxfords and browns, 42, 48 and GO inches long, also fine black and frieze, wool lined, extra large storm collar ulsters, big value tomorrow, at Special Offerings in Fine Fur and Fur Lined . Jl. Ptantttl pons JJ. coming atrong opposition on the part of friends of those buried In the cemetery. In the vault, besides several bodies buried at comparatively recent dates, was a skull wrapped in crape. The investigator at once concluded that thla waa the head of his ancestor. It la known that the elder Petrle had boon commissioned, after the execution, to make a cast of Emmet's head and the doctor thought the head might have been taken away for that purpose and brought back to the receiving vault after the burial of the body. The condition of the sutures of this skull, however, quickly proved that it had belonged to a man of advanced age, whereas Emmet waa only 25 at the. time of hla execution. Then he began the search for the family vault An old church record quoted by Dr. Richard Madden placed this tomb on the right of the entrance to the cemetery, near the south wall. An excavation of fifty feet about thla location failed to reveal it and St. Peter a waa abandoned for the time being. HOW SONGS ARE POPULARIZED Vnsdevtlle Singers Given a Bonsa for latrodsrlnar Untried Airs os the Stage. When a young woman ia paid from $75 to $600 a week for singing three songs twice a day and then ia given every now and then a silk dress or a diamond ring for singing one song twice a day, It begins to ook aa if there is abundant compensation In being upon the vaudeville stage, says the Chicago Tribune. When a man gets the same money for the aame three songa twice a day and gets a ault of clothes or a ring every little while. Is it any wonder that so many men want to become vaudeville actors? Yet, there Isn't a music publisher In Chi cago, or in the United States, for that matter, who, doesn't know that many Jlgh salaried vaudeville actors and actresses have to be paid extra every time they elng a hew song. That is one of the secrets cf the music publishing business. Chicago haa become a center for this In dustry, Evety music publishing house In the country that sella popular songa has many strange stories locked up in Its desk or In the minds of the men connected with the business. The old line houses that publish atandard aongs, ballads that have been aung for years, hymns, CTerctne books and singing lesson charts; lava nothing to do with this other branch of exploitation. But every body who knows anything' about the big money there is in successful popular aongs knows many Interesting facta about the way those songs become popular. It must first be understood that the more songs a house sells to the Jobbera and to the stores the more money the house makes. The question that Is vital la to create a de mand for tha song. It Is through the stage that thla demand la created. A person goes to aee a musical comedy a light opera, or a vaudeville ahow. Ha or ahe hears a song that strikes tha fancy. Often that song la then bought. To get that person to go to a store and ask for that song ia tha problem. The singers that is, the professional singers know that it is through them that this demand ia created. They know that aa soon as they sing a catchy song people In the audience will want to buy It. Al though these singers get good salaries for ainglng, they feel that. In picking up an untried song they are taking a risk. They expect the publisher of the song to stand the risk. That ia where the silk dresses and the suits of clothes and the suppers and the Jewelry come in. The scouts of the munlo publishing house are Instructed to make a certain new song popular. They hunt up as many good sing ers as they can. They play the song over for them, let them try their voices with it and then give them free as many copies as they want. In many rases they also give them a more substantial inducement. Some singers write their own songs. Others have their songs written for them. Most of them depend upon the output of the music publishers. Often they demand the right to be the only ainger to alng tha aotig in a certain week. They want to become identified with the aong. The pub lishers are always willing, for it meana money for them. The bonus that they pay the singer comes back to them many fold. The sales go upward at a bound and money flows In. After tha man who wrote the words and the man who wrote the music and the man who made the placea for the aong get their money there Is always a great deal left for the publisher that is, if the song becomes popular. Bo it Is no wonder that Inducementa of a valuable nature are freely offered to make the song popular. Brooklyn Eagle. Osr Handy Letter Writer, (Letter from s rich young chappie to a soubrette. making an offer of marriage.) Dearest Dorrla: I have something to aay to you, and I cannot aay It I cannot, for the life of me aay to you that which I have to say, so I will Instead of saying to you that what I have to say, write you and thie tell you what I would aay. There is, aa you no doubt realise, a big gulf between you and me. I am richer than you, and I belong to the smart set, while your set, while the Lord knows It Is smart enough, la not rec ognised In good society. But I care not. I throw my heart at your feet and my for tune la at your command. Come, leave the stage and its dixagreeable surroundings and be my little wife. A king's ransom ahall be yours for pin money, and you can stroll through the beautiful gardens of my summer home, where silvery foun tains splash and beautiful birds flit gaily In and out among cold bottles. Be mine, UtUe one. If you answer yes, you may take SALE OF OVER These handsomely made overcoats carry nil the swell appearance of fine tailored garments, lioth in tit and material they are very high grade gar ments. They were made to sell this season at lie.bO. IIS and $20,00; a fortunate trade venture enables us to offer t hem all at special price. Tomorrow sell I ng price your pick of the three diamond rings I have given yon and call it your engage ment ring. I must have an answer before your troupe leaves, Yours forever. ALGERNON. (Reply from soubrette, Indignantly de clining the offer.) Sir: I have read your letter which came this foarnoon I am surprised at the con tens I am only a subret but I wud never wed a rich man. .What is a rich man to a aubret what is money to a girl on the etatg? If you was a poor luiborer I wud luv you and wud Bhalr your lott In a humbel cotage but I shal newer be a rich man's wife never! Rags Is royal raiment wen worn by a subret. Ooodby I am sorry you alnt poor. Yours trooly. DORIS DOPEY. Milwaukee Sentinel. AND THE MASHER CAME BACK Peeplnar Tom on s Pols ftscceeasfnlly Treed by sn Emotional Balldog. AH of the conditions, of course, favored Mlsa Elsie Hoagland of Forest City, Pa. The man who offended her waa up a tele graph pole at the time. All she had to do waa to aee that he did not come down until ahe was ready to let him come down, and a faithful bulldog did the rest. Jamea Manley waa the offending one. A lineman by profession, his place of business Is up a telegraph pole, and during offloe hours he enjoys the exceptional advantage of being able to look Into the second and sometimes the third-story windows of pri vate residences, and occasionally of carry ing on an Interesting conversation with the occupants. In this way he haa secured a large ac quaintance In what might be called the upper clrclea of Forest City, society, and he must have been envied, by the Iceman and the gasman,' aa well aa the grocery"- man and the milkman, who are compelled to carry on social intercourse at a lower level. There are girla and girla In Forest City, aa there are everywhere elae, and It so happened that Jamea Manley after climb ing to the top of hla pole on Friday at tempted to climb also Into the affections of the wrong girl, Miss Elsie Hoagland, who was Bitting at her window and proba bly thinking of one who was nearer and dearer to her than ever a lineman could be. She gave Mr, Manley no encouragement, even when he began to perform some of his most Interesting and perilous feats on the cross bars. He smiled, but she waa adamant. He pretended to lose his footing, but she waa ice. He made eyes at ber, but ahe was as Immovable as a atatue. Then he began to sing "Elsie of Chelsea," and she melted that is, melted away from the window. When next he aaw her aha waa standing near the bottom of the pole with -a bulldog. Miss Elsie waa outwardly calm. So waa the bulldog. Yet the lineman aagaclously realized the situation and found that ha had more work to do on the top of the pole than he originally Intended to perform. So he lingered in the hope that Miss El sie and the bulldog would grow weary of watching and waiting. But, like all the new weekllea that had ever been atarted In Forest City, Mlsa Elsie and the bulldog had come to stay, and, unlike most of the weeklies, they stayed. Then chance pedestrians were attracted to the scene. The news spread throughout the town. A great crowd gathered, heard tho particulars and encouraged Miss Elsie and the bulldog to atlck it out. Though Mr. Manley put In his spurs and came down low enough to be heard and apolo gised humbly and respectfully. Miss Elsie and the bulldog could not be moved. To come down Manley knew would be next to aulsldal, for If Miss Elsie's bull dog ever got a chance at his legs be would not be able to climb another pole for many months. On the other hand, he could not Btay up in the air forever, and Miss Elsie, from his point of view, looked as If she did not care one way or the other. The bull dog, however, being of a more emotional nature, could not conceal hla preference. He showed that he would much rather have Manley climb down than stay up. Episodes of this kind must have an and, however, and this one ended after two hours, when Miss Elsie, amidst the cheers of the populace, patted her bulldog ten derly on the head and bade htm follow her to the houae. Alt "mashers" cannot be aettled with In this way, unfortunately. The conditions must be light. The "masher" must be a lineman, he must be at his place of busi ness, his victim must be of the Elsie Hoag land kind and she must have a bulldog aa a partner. Chicago Inter Ocean. SIX FOOTERS ARE THE RULE Reartea of West Virginia Where Tall Hes Ara ss Cosamos as Pises. At the headwaters of the Elk and Holly rivers. West Virginia, where farms lie $.600 feet above the level of the sea, men grow to be giants. Up there among the clouds tall men, great poplars and glaut oaks aeem the rule and not the exception. "A short time since, while traveling up the Elk," said a man Just back from that country, "I stopped at the most commodi ous house I had seen and asked for accom modations for myself and my tired horse. A man ripe with years, tall he waa six feet four and one-half Inchea In height and of commanding presence, greeted me pleasantly. "I noticed that there was a crowd at his house and took it for granted that a nalghi borhood meeting was being held until told by my host, Clarence Oregory, that It waa JOAT Thousands of fine Winter Coats in Dozens of New Styles (Pi at $5.00 jrrj ff4 1 1 1 M-J V V- Overcoats. PnmfctU merely a family reunion and thnt his thirteen boys and one duughter, with their families, made up the crowd. The thirteen sons were all more than six foet tall, some of them 8 feet 6 Inches, and weighed mote than 180 pounds each. "On the day following I crossed the top of the mountains at the head of l.tather wood, where reside Benjamin Hutnnck snd his cine remarkable sons. Bsnjaroln Ham rick, the father. Is feet 6Va Inches in height and weighs 1G5 pounds. Arnold, the oldest son, ia t feet 11 Inchea and welgha 168. The other a are: Isaac, feet 6'i Inchea. weight JOO pounds; Adam, feet $ Inches. . weight 158; William, feet 1 Inch, weight 161; Ell, 6 feet 3 Inches, weight 156; Simp son, feet IVi Inchea, weight 176; Felix. 6 feet 1 inches, weight 163; Ellis, feet 5 Inches, weight 26. and George. 6 feet I Inches, weight 180 pounds. "There are, it la said, mora than 100 Ham rlrk voters in the county and every one of them la more than feet Jn height. "Yankee Bill Hamrlck, ooe of three men of Webster county who wore the blue through the civil war, lives Ht the top of Point Wilton, at an elevation of S.900 feet above the sea. Hla family consists of his wife, eleven aona and four daughters. All of his aona exceed 6 feet In heJght, while Mr. Hamrlck Is 6 feet 4 Inches. Owing to hla extraordinary likeness to the martyred president ha la frequently spoken cf aa the Lincoln of the Elk River valley.". -New York Herald. SKIN FROM MANY MEN Buffalo Electricians Bravely Help to ave an Associate from Life Long DlaflgstratloB. John ,T. Leonard, sn electrician, yeara old, was the aubject of s delloste akin grafting operation at. Jth Emergency- hor pltal recently. Leonard waa a Una man in tha em,., y of the General Elec tric company and p- September $ he waa ( stringing wires at the comer of Franklin and Huron streets. Ke grasped a live wire and fell to one of the lower croasarms of the pole. He waa badly burned about the abdomen, left thigh and tight rm. He retained consciousness., however, until the arrival of an ambulance from the Emer gency hospital. Leonard lay at the hos pital for kx weeks. Yesterday it was de cided that skin-grafting would have to be resorted to to save him from being die. figured for life. When the operation waa suggested twenty-two men from the lodge of the Electric Aid soUety came forward to offer themselves as svtjects. Four or five Inches of cuticle vs pared from the arm of each brawny electrician, nnd when the operation was finished the 130 inchea of burned cuticle was replaced by the skin from the twenty-two healthy and sound men. Dr. Frank Carr. who per formed tha operation says If no unforeseen thing happena Leonard will be able to leave tha hospital In a few weeks. Some of the volunteers fainted when they saw tha akin cut from their fellows, but nil bore the ordeal bravely. Leonard haa been an employe of the Buffalo General Eleotrlo company for the last several years. One of tha men who volunteered to give cuticle waa Adam B. Gunn, former champion all-around athlete of America. Buffalo Expreas. A Good Thing for Mother. If ahe Is tired out, sickly, run down. Electric Blttera will giva her new life, or there's no charge. Try them. 60c. For sale by Kuhn Co. THE INCREASE AND DECREASE OF THE HUMAN RACE The average duration of human life Is S3 years. One-quarter of the people die before attaining six years of age, one half before attaining sixteen, and about one person or eacn Hundred reaches the sge o of 67 of m. Deaths occur at. the rate per minute, v7.7uw per day and 35.63k.. t per year; uirins ai 70 per minute tM prr day and So, 7500 per yur. U majority of people would take I'r. 1 HurL'M VeretuhlM ('iimrMiiimi IIia i 10",- record would he materially changed ) Tlierti would be fewer deaths, more MiiriJ and there would he greaien longevity o'l life. Thirty days' . treatment it.-. All diuKglis. Six uiuutLs' guaranteed treuti meal (i.uu. ) M I 1 plipw ' GloVes ' i . ll None I J 1 11 Better 1 '