March 23, 1907


Harvey Burnett, Who Sells Chewing
Gum, Accused of Desertion

Mamie Burnett was given a divorce from Harvey Burnett in Judge Goodrich's division of the circuit court yesterday afternoon on charge of desertion. Burnett is the legless man who sells chewing gum in front of the theaters. For many years he was stationed in front of the Grand opera house and became well known. He is also an electrician, and during the daytime works at his trade. They disagreed a few months ago and separated. Both charged desertion. The two daughters, the oldest aged 9, were given into the custody of Mrs. Burnett.