Clipped from US, New York, New York, New York Times, January 22, 1907

Barnum’s “Skeleton Dude” Stranded.BURLINGTON. N. J.. Jan. 21.—J. W. Coffey, who Is now 70 years old, and who was years ago famous throughout the country as the skeleton dude of P. T. Barnum's circus, Is stranded in this city. Ho came hero some time ago, and attempted to earn a living at palmistry. He could not. and was soon without funds. He was cared for by the city.