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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
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
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
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
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-
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
"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.
So Hales lie Ken York Court of Ap-
peals In Case of Death Caused
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
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'
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
SHOOT THE STOVEPIPE HAT
Slighting Word Piled I'p pad Harled
Like Brickbats at tho
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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-
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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.
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
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. 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
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
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 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
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.
(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.
AND THE MASHER CAME BACK
Peeplnar Tom on s Pols ftscceeasfnlly
Treed by sn Emotional
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
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
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
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
"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
Thousands of fine
of New Styles
ff4 1 1 1
M-J V V-
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
SKIN FROM MANY MEN
Buffalo Electricians Bravely Help to
ave an Associate from Life
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
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
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. )
' GloVes ' i
. ll None I
J 1 11 Better
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