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nate man had been stripped of all money, Jewol
ry and other valuables.
'I.es Apaches," said the police, stolidly "He
should have known better than to go prowling
about alone at night." And In the police records
another murder was put on the score of the
thugs of the "gay capital."
Irls Is not proud of her Apuches. and the rest
ut the world has known little of these criminal
bauds, though theatergoers In many American
title during the last season were given a glimpse
of one phase of their life In the skillful but re
volting 'Apache dance" Imported from the French
music halls Yet the story of the origin, de
velopment and deeds of these outlaw gangs Is
fascinating. If not edifying
Nearly ten years ago there appeared suddenly
In the underworld of Puns a young woman so
I beautiful and animated that she ut once attract-
J ed general attention and admiration among Its
other denizens. Her head was crowned with a
great mass of lovely reddish-gold hair, on ac
count of which she was promptly nicknamed
I "('usque d'Or." or "Golden Helmet" Suitors
quickly Hocked about the girl and in time she
selected from among them as her protector one
l.ecat, known among his comrades as a clever
thief and a bold fighter whom the police would
be glad to have behind the bars.
All went well for a time, until there came on
the scene a more attractive scoundrel, named
E Wanda Pretty, fickle Golden Helmet promptly
transferred her affections to the newcomer, and
then the trouble begun I ecat, the forsaken.
vowed vengeance on his successful rival and
summoned his followers to his uid. Manila also
I had no lack of friends, and soon all the thugs in
the district of the Halles or markets had ranged
themselves on one side or the other. Many a
bloody battle was fought in the streets between
the two bands, cheered on by their female friends,
and not a few men were slain In these conflicts.
Finally In one of the fiercest of the encounter!
l.ecat himself was killed, and Golden Helmet
shouted aloud In Joy. Hut her triumph was
short-lived. Another leader for Lecat's band,
known us "IjO Manclmt." sprang up and the
feud was continued with increased fury. One
night Le Mancbot caught Manila off his guard
and plunged a knife deep Into his buck, and
for weeks the stricken leader lay in hospital near
to death He recovered at lust and was bcinc
taken in an ambulance t a cell when the blood
thirsty l.e Munchot, seeing his victim escaping
from his vengeance, broke through the police
guard, leaped into the vehicle and stabbed Man
da to death For this murder 1 e Mam hot Is now
serving a life sentence
Golden Helmet, made notorious by the succes
sion of buttles and crimes which her attractions
bad Instlguted, now sought other conquests, and
decided that the drama was her forte. Only the
Intervention of the pollci prevented her exploita
tion by an unscrupulous variety hall manager.
Golden Helmet then speedily sank out of sight,
but the rivalry for ber favor had lasting results.
Always the Apaches have one "queen" whose
rule over ttoem Is absolute If temporary. One
of the most notorlousof thest was "Chlffonnette."
who reigned last year. Shi was 23 years old.
tall and graceful, and would have been a beauty
save for the loss of one
eye and the presence
of many scars, the re-
suits of her numerous '
boulevard battles. She
was elaborately tat
tooed and was mighty
proud of that adorn
reer came to an un
timely end last New
Year's day, when she
engaged In a desperate
fight with another
woman whom she hat
ed. Cheered on by a
crowd of her male and
female subjects, the
queen finally stabbed
her antagonist to death
with a stiletto, and
now she Is a prisoner
In St. Lazare.
This year's queen of
the Apaches Is Pepe.
She Is only 18 years
old and as pretty as a
picture, but as fierce
aB a tigress and a fit
leader for the wretch
es by whom she Is
The comparative Im
munity from arrest
and punishment en-
Hie Monti) " 'mid guillotine, and
whenever there Is to lie an execution
the Apaches Mock from all districts of
the city to witness the ghastly sight
Silently they stand, gazing at the
grim' Instrument of death, until the
condemned individual Is brought forth
Then Jeers and howls break forth
from the crowd, nnd na the knife fajls
the Apaches rush forward to dip their
handkerchiefs In the blood. Thpse
they preserve as souvenirs, or sell
them to the degenerates of the upper
Strangely enough, the male Apa
ches nearly all look alike. They are
hollow-cheeked, dark-haired, furtive
eyed, shambling of gait and sallow of
complexion always easily recognized
among the throngs on the streets.
The women on the other hand, as a
rule, are handsome, spirited and In
telligent. They dress well and give
especial attention to the care of thei
hair, which they neve,r cover with a
hat. All of them, men and women,
profess to follow some trade as a
safeguard against the occasional
raids of the police on their haunts.
Official Paris is somewhat dis
mayed by the rapidly growing men
ace of these Apaches bands. The
number of robberies and murders at
tributable to them is increasing
monthly, and as the victims very
often are travelers from foreign lands,
the crimes are having an appreciate
effect on tourist business
My Mrs, Edward Dunroy-Rssd.
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Joyed by the Apaches Is due to their really won
derful organization. They form a community by
themselves, apart from all the rest of Paris.
with their own laws, courts and executioners;
their secret passwords, and almost their own
language, for the argot they use Is practically
unintelligible to others. Merciless toward their
xlctlms. they are no less merciless In punishing
those of their own number who are convicted of
A few years ago one Palnblanc was accused
of being in league with the police. He was for
mally brought to trial, the Judge being a leader
known as "I'Espagnol." The charge against
Palnblanc was not fully proved, but his loyalty
was so doubtful that he w sentenced to exile.
Hi. ing from his chair in the obscure dive where
the trial was being held, he hurled his knife at
I'Kspagnol with unerring accuracy, and the Judge
fell dead with the blade In his heart. The police
rushed In and carried Palnblanc to prison, the
Apaches making no effort to save hi v
Another alleged traitor was Albert Durin. He
was condemned to death and two Apaches tied
him to the rails of a tunnel of the Belt Line
railway of Paris lie was found before a train
pushed and rescued. How many traitors have
been executed by their comrades It Is Impossible
to know, for only In such cases as the foregoing
do the police learn about the operations of the
The ApMaa highwayman operates swiftly and
skillfully, anil lone strangers In the streets of
Paris an- n'.'ter safe from his attacks. His favo
rite method, known as "le coup du Pere Fran
cols," i to strangle his victim by twisting a
hnudket chief about his neck. After robbing the
senseless man, the thug frequently will kill him
with the kptfe, for the Apaches seem to delight
in wanton murder done In what they choose
to consider an "artistic" way. If the criminal
Is arrested, a score of his companions spring up
apparently from the very pavement, and unless
the police are in force they are speedily routed
and the prisoner Is rescued
An observant visitor lu Paris may see Apaches,
male and female, on almost any street, but It Is
In the Place do lu Koquette that they ure to be
found in crowds on ocuslon. There is set up
that "Old Glory" was mature at Its birth. But
its Inluncy dates back to the earliest recorded
At the time of the birth of "The Star Spangled
Banner" tradition and verified history had marked
some 800 years since the advent of the ilrst
Kuropean upon American soil. The Norseman and
the Dunes lunded upon the northeastern shores of
this continent several times between the years
986 and 1300, as Is proven by their owh records.
In 1492 Columbus planted the flag of Spain on
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First Flag to Float Over North American Soil.
"Red Cross of Hi leorK'" II" hunncr of Kliliard
I'mni di i, inn in ii"" onii planted at i. ilia I'l.'i by Hi-
I'.istiai, Culiut In 141)7 as llii- niul ,'iiniKH ut 1 1.- Ill Nil
the Island of Sun Salvador, one of the Bahamas,
and again lu 1498 at the mouth of the Orinoco In
South America; but the first flag to float over the
soil of the North American continent of which his
tory tells was planted on the shore of Labrador lu
1497 by Sebastian Cabot.
The first stage of evolution was marked two
years before the settlement of Jamestown, when
James I. of England, lu honor of the union, placed
the diagonal white cross of til. Andrew with the
red cross of St. Goorge, both upon a blue field.
'I hia Is the first blending of the American national
colors known to history The red. white and blue
Is therefore as old as the country, as It appeared
in tbe flags which floated over the Virginia settle
ment and was tbe flag of the Mayflower atid of
Good Work of the Lsdyblrd.
Italy, Spain, the British West In
dies, and other communities where
oranges are grown, have called upon
1'ncle Sam for great quantities of
ladybirds to devour the scale In those
sections. This Insect has gone forth
with healty appetite and does its part
toward saving the orange crop in
many parts of the world.
Hard Work of Colombian Women.
Half of Colombia's miners are
women, working In the hydraulic op
erations, up to their waists In water,
beside the men.
Good If True.
A Jersey commuter says that the
other d his wife hired a Swedish
carpenter to repair some blinds on tile
outside of the hoiiBe. When he was
at work on a ladder propped up against
the side of the hiilldlng the madame
went out to see how he was getting
"Is there anything you need, Mr
Swenson?" she asked.
The carpenter gulped once or twice,
but made no reply.
The lady repealed the question.
Again a gulp, but no answer.
"Why don't you answer me, air?"
Bald thV madame, Indignantly.
The Swede turned and looked down
at her gravely.
"My mouf is full uf sgrews," he
said. "I cannot speag undlll I sdal
Drawing the Line.
A new authority has decided that
"under certain circumstances" a man
may play poker with only four cards.
But If he wants to play with six the
player must get hla gun out ahead of
the other fellow. Boston Herald.
LIKED WIT OF ARTEMUS WARD i
Londoners for s Wonder Appreclsted
Work of Greet American
On the occasion of Artemus Ward's
professional visit to London, which oc
curred not long before his death, J. E.
Preaton Muddock says in bis book,
"Pages from an Adventurous Life,"
that the American humorist's adver
tisements of his "show" were as full
of funny surprises as the lectures
themselves. One that tickled the gen
eral public was this:
Artemus Ward Delivered Lectures
Before All the Crowned Heads of Eu
rope Ever Thought of Deliver
And an excerpt from his lecture on
"Drawing," la quoted by Mr. Muddock
as a particularly delightful bit.
"I haven't distinguished myself as
an artist," Ward said, in his inimitable
way, "but have always been mixed up
In art. I have an uncle who takes
photographs In his sane moments, and
I have a servant who takes vct
thing he can lay his hands on at any
"At a very tender age I could draw
on wood. When a mere child I once
drew a email cart-load of raw turnlpt
over, a wooden bridge. It was a raw
morning. The people of the village I
recognized me. They said It was a !
raw-turnip drawing. That shows how
faithfully I had copied nature. 1 drew j
their attention to It, so you see then
was a lot of drawing In It
"The villagers, with wonderful dls
cernment peculiar to villagers, Bald 1
had a future before me. As I was
walking backward when I made my
drawing 1 replied that I thought that
my future must be behind me "
"We Have With Us Tonight."
It Is many a year since the country
has laughed oveisso bright a satirical
Hit as Mr. Samuel O. Blythe's little
book, "We Have With l's Tonight."
It Is his touch of nature that makes us
ktugh with him. Though a newspaper
Tian by profession and one of tjie
most highly paid In the country Mr.
Blythe has hitherto left the niuck-iuki
to his less optimistic fellows; but this
time the worm has turned and the hap
less victim Is that ever-recurring fes
tival of gloom, the banquet. Pub
lished by Henry Altemus Company,
What He Saved.
A prominent Democratic politician,
who lived at Alleutown, was appointed
to the position of naval officer at Phil
adelphla during the second Cleveland
administration. While In the city he
made a host of friends and all of his
waking hours, when he was not en
gaged In official duties, were spent
with then gentlemen, attending vari
ous Interesting and costly entertain
ments. At the expiration of his term
of office he returned home, an. I his
good mother, who was an old-fashioned
German woman, said to him,
"John, what did you aave during
the four years you were In office?"
"Mother," he said, with a smile
lighting up his countenance, "I accom
plished wonders I saved my Mfe."
Makes Waste Places Useful.
Among the advantages of frog farm
ing In Fiance is the fact that It en
ables persons of limited means to uti
lize ma; In s and ponds which are too
shallow and warm for fish culture and
practically useless for any other pur
pose, and produce, on a comparatively
small area, a large amount of valitabla
food material, for which there is al- '
ways an eager maikel.
Matter of Logic.
Why shouldn't a woman love a hat
above evirythlng? That's where she
wears It. .
Real Auto Poem. el
Arthur Middle, the old-time philoao '
plier. made a poem out of the autonio
Idle, as follows:
"I like the pmell of the gas so well
and the smell of the gasoline, and I
like the purr and electric whirr of th
buitmoblle machine. What a Joy to
ride o'er the countryside with a gal
tearing by your ears, ns you fly
through space at a wicked pace with
never a thought of fears Clear out
of mind Is the town behind, for notb
ing Is real, Indeed, but your meteoi
red. and the road ahead Hntl the dizzy
delight of Speed till the sudden shock
when a cruel rock destroys your drears
with a Jerk 1 1 e car breaks down
and you walk to town, half a day hit
to work." Atlanta Constitution.
An Important Date.
"What was the date of the I'nlon
of the Crowns?" asked an Inspector.
1603." he was Instantly Informed.
"Right. And why was this date an
Important one for you to remember?"
"Because you were sure, to ask for It."
returned the little victim of cram
ming. Christian Register.
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popular road, announces many rate?
and dateB for east and west bound ex
cursions. These excursions Include
attractive water and rail trips, ocean
voyages and side trips to the Alaska
Yukon ExiMislilon and other notablt
For the N. E. A. convention at Den
ver. July 5th to 9th, all stations Ir
Utah will sell round trip tickets, alst
on many other dates low round trip
to Denver. Cheyenne, Pueblo and Col
The round trip to los Angeles on
days especially suited for teachers go
ing on their vacation is $30 00. Tick
ets also sold returning via San Fran
cisco and Portland. Ore., and good
for ocean trip to Portland Every
teacher In Utah should call on the
nearest Salt Lake Route agent for full
particulars or write to Kenneth C.
Kerr, D. P. A., Salt Lake City, who
will cheerfully give full Information.
"Away down In her heart," said the
boarding house philosopher, "every
woman Is a pessimist. When any
calamity happens she always wants to
know the worst, and Isn't happy until
she hears It."
For Better or Worse.
"I'm tired of this eternal philosoph
ical scrap about the respective Influ
ences of heredity and environment."
says the Philosopher of Folly. "If
heredity brings a man enough money,
he can make his own environment."
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guarantee goes with every one.
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