Newspaper Page Text
H- S4 THE SUN, BUNbAY.' NOVEMBER 23, 1891. ' - , ' -
H EQCENTRIC PARIS DANCES. B ' JOT KOUIXB BOUOB, TIM CKXZBB OJT B rAMia akd or rax viimut&K. B TM Cs tte ta Tmrf-Tha Moatta. Koajrs a BS ' m flaea for atedJtajMoa Taa Daaeee Mrs. HI IHw AAaUrad. aad ta faatastla Dancra HS New Acaia Bnlik8M of Uia Srwt HH Baa are tk Maw Freneh HekooL HH Pasts. Rot. lft-Th other night I iru medl- Hff fating In one of thoee comfortable bamboo Hjr armchairs that line the antranoe of the Joyous 8bHi Koalin Boage when a triendlr figure stopped short in front of me. ajw. "Whsta surprise!" 1 exclaimed. "What are Hf j yon doing hero I" J ! "I hare jast arrived In a dlraot Una from j S Bears' Island." was the answor. HJ ; "Boars' Island r" I repoated. interrogatively. HJ fi "Yea. Bears' Island is Uieextremenorthorn WU 'J possession of Basal a In the White Boo. I was Hrij sent there by the Russian Government last HfI MM to make surreys. I stoyod thoro elghtcon HI AN "AVAWT DEUX," 1 Bach u tin. stows sdmlreO. Hi months, and having finished my work I waited HI for r whaling ship to pass and tnko mo oft HJ The flret whaler I wns ablo to signal was a HI Norwegian. She landod mo at Chrlstlanln. and HA from Christlanla I havo como hore as quick as HM express trains could carry me. I arrived in HB Paris just two hoars ngo. and In four days HH from now I shall have to be In Petersburg." HH "And tho nearest way to Petersburg from any HE part of th a glo bo Is via Tarls, eh ?" HI "Quite so I" HE "And via the Moulin Bougo?" HE "That Is my opinion. Au rerofr. Tou can HE understand, after olchteon months of exile on HE Bears' Island HE "Certainly) Certainly! No apology, I pray HE) yon. Aurtvoir. Amuao-vouablent" HE And I saw my friend plunge into tho throng HE Of men and womon who wore promenading In HB the vast hall decorated with streaming bun- HE ners and with tho flags of all nations, or form- HH IDE a ring around the quadrilles that wore bo- HJ? Ing danced to tho sound of tho muslo of Often- HO bach. Strauss. Mgtro. Messagor. and of all the HJ maitorsof Bacchic Corybantle. and voluptu- HJ ous strains. Truly, I thought to myself, this HJ joyons Moulin Ilouge Is tho contro of the unl- HJ) verse. And as I sat ana meditated I saw pass Hn before mo specimens of all 'the nations Jj of tho earth and of all classos of HJ society. I saw English lords and American H millionaires. I saw tho inevitable British HI clergyman, acoompanled by his wife, whose HI expression of astonishment at what sho raw H was a study in itself. I sawChinese and Japan- HJ se gentlemen, followed by an Arab Bbelk. I EH baw the Admiral commanding the French HI Mediterranean squadron laughing from ear to HI ear. I saw the Grand Duke Alexis carried off 1' to supper by Mile. Weber, better known as La Bi Goulue. and tho next night La Gouluo camo H '' and told mo all about it: how they supped nt H I Larue's; howAloxis gavo her a hundred dol- H , lars, whloh was not very much for a Grand H Duko. However, she had had n good time. H i and on the whole thought that sho had made H on Impression upon his imperial Highness. flj Blmpleglrll Kaiee enfant! J . In the old days Paris boasted Idallas.TIvolIs, EJ ' Paphos, Cytheres, and countless Folios. Then flj . camo Prados, Vulontlnoa, Grandes Chau- EJ micros. Chateaux Bougos. Closories des Lilas, EJ " and the famous Jardin Mablllo. Now wa have EJ ' L'EIys!o Montmnrtre. which scarcely prospors; J '' Bullior. the well-known students' hall of the EJ Latin Quarter; tho now Casino do Paris, the J summer hall in tin- Jardin do Paris, which has EJ ' taken tho placo of Mablllo. and tho joyous J Moulin Itouge, which Is at presont tho most J chnractorlstio of thesa special establishments, J , end, we may truly say, an institution not only i of national but of cosmopolitun Interest J Without tho Moulin Bougo Paris could not J ;' completely fulfil IU civilizing and enlighten- EJ log function, for it is nt once n school of Una J manners and of chorcgrnpliy and on inex- EJ Laustlblo troaeury of the ideal. I MSrM i AV rSADO. t Admlrtd by lr. Etoira. That tho Moulin ltougo is a school of man ', ' Bers. aud of tine manners, miy vcem, perhaps, j '' rather an utarmlna stntoment. For my own , part I should unvvrlUMi thought of rwonling I , tlie fact If ray attention had not boon calloil to It Indirectly by a passuge In Harriet Bcoclicr I Btowo's Journey to Paris, In whloh she de- . fc acrlhes a visit to tho Jnrdln Mablllo, nnd ' ipeaks in the most euloglstlotormsof the dell- ;' Moy of the ladies who dance, the elegunco of i tnoir cavaliers, and tho perfect dihlinHIon jHth which they oxecuto theauadrllle. When Mrs. Ktowe was in Paris the glory of Mogndor Snd Inmar$ was still brilliant, and a certain panlsh iufluenos. comblni'd with pivutlar Cymnastie elements fuvnrcil by the uhh of the Jrinollne. hod already dcvi'lntiod a primitive orm. of that modern l-rend) quadrilln ,' ' which Is the dellclit and ustonlhliment both ' i of natives and foreigners. In thoho remote , day tho basis of suceoss In the choiegraphla ;, world wm tho ubilltyto dance on ono foot i Wlitlo holding tlit other In tho hand, and the acme of skill and agility was shown by tho j, audacious and sublime kick which daintily re- . . tnirveil from Ills head the hat of a gnplng by- -, stander, generally of BiltUh origin. That i Ml. Btowe should have louod delicacy, elo- ' (ranee, nnd distinction In such choregrarhyns ' h Wilis bears witness to the fundnmeut.il liberal- I Ism of thai omliicnt Puritan ludy. And. at tho i huadrilloiv 1KU i far more artistic and re- , piiiHl thas the qiindrille of 18."i:j, 1 m por- ' i hap justlllt'd in reforrluc to Him teaching of i U miinuni's as one of the luturostlag I'Iiusoj of -: . the Moulin liougu. ' s Certainly It is n very orderly nnd suavo cs- .0 talilUliniont, nnd ninny ilnd it conducive to , , meditation, ns it were a fortof lay monastery. , k. wheroonn can retire for an hour or so from 4 '( the dull ronlitics of light nnd llvo for awhile In -, ' an Ideal world of foim.eolor. muvemunt, and sound. Buehnn ustiiblUhnu'iit can only exlbt '. In Paris. In Ihate.ipltnl nlonucun barcalicid i i thoHo oolnlltloiiH nt tolenitlon. of broad hu i5 mniilly, of nntlijue ivilintlon, nud or eo-n. : , bliuxl cynicism, fensnnlltv, und nmlubillty ; which permit the creation of a Moulin Hoiian s and It continued existence notonlyns u useful ',' but its mi honored nud respected institution. ' J At onooa concert iinll. a variety show, a place ,' t of amusvment. and a ballroom, it Is above A nil tlilngH th rendezvous of the marchaiuki ; v 4 amour, ol tho modem Manor Leecauts. mn -iiiaaTifiB'f ni nifiii mn BiiitrTm thoso ftrango being who ecom, to bavo boon created tor pleasure alone, nnd manifest on' nil orrnslon too almost animal passivity of creatures without person ality and possessed only of instincts creatures whoso only consciousness, ono might ny, Is that they havo bcon brought Into tho world llku flowers, merely to smile, tooralt a frwect perfume, nnd then t perish. Toward thoso Jtfur$(hi bitume. toward these frivolous coroc j and unrepentant Madeleines. Paris In very In dulgont. They nro not considered outjldo tho fiaie of humanity: indeed, so far as the most avorod are concerned, they aro hardly consid ered to bo outside the palo of society witness many a inarcnawfe rfamour who llvos in a chateau, gives stained glass windows to tho Tillage cnuroli. and rccclvcB tho euro nt her Table So Uio marehande tCamnnr, not being dospleod , by others meroly bo cause sho Is surh. does not deBplso herself, tut retains a eortaln dose of sotf-rospect that Tarlos betwoen tero nnd 100 per cent Thanks to this fact snd to tho social circumstances nbovo referred to. tho Paris rpeoHs does not sink Into Hint abyss of degradation which Is the lot of vcnnl loyo in eortaln puritanical capitals. She is looked upon as an, amusing toy. nsn curious animal, nnd certainly as one of tho great attractions of thoFronch capital. And tho proof Is that, tho moment there is quostion of nny legislation that might threaten the froe nnd graceful exercise of hor Industry, tliero Is Immediately nn outcry In the- press. i)jd not the gravo nnd judicious M. Francis Magnard protest recently Inthe .fifaro against nndue severity, exclaiming: "What would Paris be without roroflMf" , , Bo then, whllo in London or New York an es tablishment like the Moulin Ilouge would In evitably become low and rowdy and a placo of drunken debauchery. In ..Parts it remains simply gay. animated, brilliant even, but al ways orderly, simple correct, and amiable, at least on the surface, and surface amiability Is nil that one can ask. In this particular rose. Thus much by way of apology for venturing to treat In theso grave columns a theme whloh the superficial observer might be tempted to dismiss as both frivolous nnd unedlfying. Bo for ns concerns my own tastes, I confess that! go to the Moulin Itouge frequently for purpoos of puro meditation rnther than to study the dancing, though from time to tlmo t take pleasure in nscortnlnlng the ptogross accomplished by this or that pupil of thoso more than European celebrities Ninl-patto-en-l'ulr. La Ooulue. or Rayon d'Or. The Moulin Rnugosuppflosnwrfnt that Is In herent In civillzon communities: It Is an ex hibition of humanity. Tho other day an amiable critic, referrlnc to n suggestion of mine with regard to tho best way of passing the time In a restaurant while you are waiting for tho soup to be served, objeotod some what to my advlco to employ thoso moments In admiring tho faces nnd dresses of tho ladles present "The lat ter advice." said the critic wo must suppose. Is Intended for tho few who know how to observe without being observed. A cat may look at a king, as the proverb has IU but men are not cats and nro amenable to rules of conduct which do not touch the feline world." The Implied reproach of my kind oritlo rather troubled mo, because it reminded mo of tho Anglo-Uaxon prejudice, which I had forgotten, tho prejudice ngnlnt "staring." In Latin countries, on tho contrary, this prejudice does fot exist: you may "staro in moderation, ndeed "staring" is a manifestation nf ad miration naturally provoked by tho speo tnclo of a faultless toilet or a beautiful fnco and figure, or of both combined. The Lntln woman who devotes attention to hor dress and to the agroealdo presentation of hor whole elegant personality Is willing and even desirous to bo regarded somewhat ns an exhibition. As for tho Indies whoprom enade or sit nn thrones at tho Moulin Rouge, tlsMronly desire Is to bo looked nt nnd ad mired, and therefore tho establishment Is of fxeat Interest to the earnest studont of cos umo lino, form, and expression. In tho moving throngs and groups of woman, and of men, too. who pass before his eyes nn finds models and suggestions which help him to fialnt pictures on tho canvas of his imaglnn ion. as he sees now somo slender form nnd long prolliA that suggests one of Botticelli's maidens, now a luminbns and voluptuous beauty that suggests a Titian, now a strange nnd piquant brunette which a turn of fanoy tranforins into a Goya. THK OOTTAn. As the beautiful harmonias of a waltz float through the uir tho movoments of theso croa tureslircnmo likewise rhythmic and beauti ful. In a waltz by MiStratheonrcatches strains of cnpriciouH melancholy which suggest Lnn ner. Btrauss. or Oungl. and at thnt momenta woman pusses whoso features und expression aro in perfect sympathy with tho musical measuro. For in the existence of the ladies who frequent establishments like the Moulin Itougo tho chief educator is music, the chief refiner la music, the chief consoler Is music, which lifts them. too. into dreamland und dis tracts them from the grossly material inter ests of that special chiuio to which nature nnd fatality hao devoted them Thus wo may truly sny that the modern French courtesan and the courtesan dancer, too. nro educated by music in accordance with tho doctrinosof Boc- rntnfi nnil Pfiitn. Evidently it ii imprudent to examine tho reality too closely. It is preferable to Inclino towards Indulgence nnd to avoid seeking the pervorso and monstrous: otherwise, like the poet Bandtdalro we should look upon tho Parisian courtesan as representing barbarism In civilization and coinnnro her to u beast of prey, scanning thu horizon now with Indolent distraction, nnd now with flxod attention. Like Bnndelairo. too, we should dwell upon tho triviality and pltiablenxss of hor existence, which, nevertheless, is an existence of ruso and combat, like thatof n beast of prey. On tho othor bund, In the number, wo find suncrb animals, whose frank nnd bold looks nnd conti nent bearing manifest joy In living, who find without effort posturos of an originality and nf a nobleness that would delight a sculptor or a painter At tho samo time there aro softer types which Itnndelalre refused to soe, unfaithful vestals who remain bimplu and naive, capricious and coquettish vestals who love dancing for the sake of dancing nnd find amusement in mere movi-mcnt. It Is to theso thought lofHand morally unconscious maidens. West ern odalisquos, whom life tho Eastern harem would have made harpy und respxctable. that whowo tho romnrkablu resuscitation of (ua tnstlc dancing in contemporary Purls. The dancing Is either regulated nnd cos tumed, or irregular and spontaneous- The regulated nnd costumed dunce is presented on the slagoat the Moulin Itouge, at the Jardin do Paris und nt various varioty shows. It was even presontod mi the stage of the Theatre des VuriiUi? not long ugo when Mile, Itojane took lessons of La Oouluo. and danced u. naturalistic tias In "Ma Couslne." Tho spontaneous dance takes place on the lloor of tho hall nnd consists eltherof nn ordinary cancan or of a nuadrillo with fanoy variations. At tho Moulin Rouge thu old ami original can can is not dnnnpd at all: Indeed, in theso days nt liberty nnd oven license, tho cancan, having lost the savor of forbidden fiult which It hail under tho omplre. Is danced very llttio except at Ln Yiilvtto and in tho low quartors of tho LA OOUI.UR (MLI.E. WEBErA Jnwn. In modern French chorccrnphy. as In lltpi.itur.i mid pointing. thoolutToiiiii toward fplrltimllsni or townid tho fantastic rather than toward umteriallsm, whe ens the old Ireiich canenn, with all its symbollo rloliueas '.R01,uJ'e' 11 essentially material. ' What Is the cancan V" This question. I can Imagine, la asked by some country cousin, and K . ., mmmmsssmJbmBBsssmmsssssasmm Ihe question Is not oasy to answer.' Indoed.lt is so difficult that I ptefer to take advantage of tho explanations which Heliirlch Heine rompoocd lor tho benefit of the readers of the Mrtuous it;ff!itr! tlate'de. In the days when thu cancan was prohibited, so fsr nt least in armed force can interfere with tho I'XMjsslte noss of movement. So, then. Heine detlnes the ennchn ns "u dauce which is ncer executed In decent society, but only In rather improper plaeos. whero tho. man who dances It. or tho woman by whom It is danced. Is Immediately seized nnd turned out of doors by tho police. Tills oomtnnt participation of the police in tho Pleasures of tho people." contlnuos Uolno. is a singular nbuso. and all foreigners nro aston ished when they see several policemen, or cariiet rte Pari s. watching severely each dance. It Is almost Inconceivable that a not on can Sroservo Its gayety and Its passionate lovo cf ancjng la spltoof this shameful surveillance. But Fronchlcvity makes Its most joyousbounds precisely at tho moment when It. I Impris oned In a strait waistcoat: nnd nlthough tho cyo of the police prevonts tho cancun from being danced in n frankly cynical manner, tho dancers of the low balls nevertheless manage to reveal their prohibited thoughts by all kinds of ironlcnl mfrrcflaU and by ges tures of exaggerated decency: and, thus tho veiled sensuality apnenrs moro shooklng than nudity Itself. But it is not only the ro lations between tho sexes which form tho aub- Iect of obsceno dances in tho low ballrooms of 'oris. It sometimes scorns to mo ns if tho dancers In tholrdnncomndo gamp of all that Is regarded ns noble and sacred In tho lifo of man. Yes. the people havo lost faith In sub lime sentiments: Impotent boosting has so disgusted the people with Ideal tilings that they see In them nothing but empty phrases, nothing but humbug and blague, us they say in tholr slaug. GJUIXB D'EOOUT AMD IA. GOULUE, Ready tor an "Avant Dttn." Just as this desolating way of looking at things is represented In tne dramatic type of Robert Macalre, so is it manifested in the pop ular dance which may be truly considered to be tho veritable pantomime of Robert Mucoid anlsm. Tho forelgnor who has any Idm of tho character of Robert Macnirowlll understand theso indescrihnbla dances, this dancing mock ery and persiflage which scoffs not only at tho relations between the sexes, but nlo nt social relations nnd nt all that is good and hoautlful in the world, at enthusiasm, patriotism, fideli ty, loyalty, faith, tho family sentiments, hero ism, and divinity. I repeat onco more. I am always overwhelmed with unspoakable sad- fiess when I sco tho lower classes dancing in he places of amusement of Paris." Heine is severe and doubtless just, but In any ease there aro distinctions to bo made and degrees to lie marked. Caurau. which appears originally to have meant a great tumult or nnlso In a company of men and women Is noted by Llttrd as n familiar and even a vulgar wont Nevertheless it is tho nnmo nf tho French national dance, whloh Ib n quadrille, exocuted with tho accompaniment of movements of thearms, legs. head, and loins which are not jroeognlZHd by tho official dnno ing masters. These variations seem to have been introduced during tho July monarchy In n nobert-Maealrian spirit of disrespect and mockory. They havo persisted ever since that time. Curing sixty yours the cancan iins been the national French dnnro and to the present day it remains thu national dance. Only, we must remember that tho propriety or impro priety of the cancan is entirely a question of di'grco; tho basis of the dance is tho harmless quadrille; tho most exnsper ated form of the cancan Is tho ohsceno and vio lently gyranatic dance which Heine has de scribed which is familiarly known as the etiahut. that is to say, tho coarse and popular cancan, htdeou. monstrous. Indecent, and epi leptic, such us It is still danced by tho scum of Paris in the low balls of the faubourgs, such ns it Is sometimes dunced In the more or leBs attenuated form on the stage of tho cafe's concerts, undor tho name of ijuaitrille natura hate in scries of popular chometT dances. Be tween these two extremes of tho unadorned quadrille nnd the dreadful chahitt exists the elegant and decently lascivlouB Parisian can can nnd the varieties of fancy quadrilles which have como rocontly Into such groat vogue. Buch Is the qu drillo danced by two men in scarlet coats and black knee breeches, with earahrr etui in tho stylo made famous by tho Yokes family, that is to say wheeling move ment of the legs and tho grand swing of tho lee ovnr the head of a partner, the wholo end ing with the oratid ieart. to which Nini-nntto-on-l'air and Rayon d'Or add a somersault. Klni-putte-en-l'iilr is tho typo of the black haired, sallow Parisian ouvriere, small fea tured, not nt all pridty. but wiry, nervous, in telligent, and full of will nowor In trivialities. Her uge? Lot mo sny thirty to thirty-five. Her great delight in life nnsntways been danc ing in publio balls und the rocent vogue of fancy quadrilles has ennblod her to start a sort of dancing school, nnd to form pupils who dance nt the Moulin Itouge. the Jardin do Paris nnd elsuwhere. until fortuno Invites them to othor occupations in tills world or another. Nini teaches her pupils tho ossentlnl gymnas tics of tho modern fantastic quadrille, which necessitates considernblo special dislocations which 1 will proceod to explain, for one of tho greatest joys of lifo Is comprehension, and there is perhaps no phenomenon so base that It cannot acquire interest by comprehension. Tho drst thing that Mnl tenches hor pupils Is to swing their legs forward as high as they can and without bonding tho knee. Tho object if to swing tho log straight out from the trunk in such a manner that It describes almost a completo semicircle, the too passing from thu round tou point over the forehead or near io forehead, tho skirts being bold meanwhile daintily with tho finger tips. Thlsswinglng of the legs must iio pinetlsed standing In tho same place, walking ami rovolvlng. Perfection Is attained when the swlnzof tho leg Is so sure and sharp that tho toe will just eatcli the brim of a tall man's hut and tend It spinning. SATOX D'Oa AND LA RAUTEBFU.S DOIKO THE "CB0I8KMKNT." This swinging of tho leg has to bo practised with porsletonny until ull thu ligaments con cerned beeonio sunplo nnd the swing free nnd limber. Tho pupils practise ono by one nnd then two together, holding each othor by tho hnndsnnd executing the movements In uni son for the step of en aeanf dur. A woman who has learned thoroughly tho art of swing ing her legs, nnd shows coquotry nnd daintiness in the preliminary gesture nf deli cately picking up her lace skins nnd revealing tho fnam-llku whltcnes of hor frilled under clothing, can hope alcendy to distinguish her self In a quadrille. Inasmuch as elm can com nose hor solo exclusively of this swinging of tho leg repeated unto rntlpty, or sho can walk round the ring leaning on tho shoulder of her cnutllPrand menacing with. her agjlo too the hats of nil tho nnlooliois In tho front row. Tho catching up of tho skirts is tho point upon which Nlnl chlelly Insists: It must ho done gracefully; tho eyes must be fixed on tho publio all tho tlmo; tho equilibrium of tho dancer must never seem to be In danger; in short, fa primula tupan is a most difficult point, and mnny women who swing their legs woil but havo not been horn with tne gift of grace never succeed in executing this detail with the ease, thu elegance, and I will eou say the charm which tho great Mini displays, M'SA"' thing, which the pupils learn is collod the "guitar." One leg Is raised until it forms almost a right angle n ith tho body; Iho tibia is helil with one hand, ns if It wcio the neck of a guitar, and with tho other the dancer protend to thrum tho btrlnga. This llguro Is a prolllu effect, end though not difficult to hold. It is unpleaslng unless attention Is paid to every dt-tul of attitude und to thu careful drop Ing of theskiri!). After this comes tho port itamira. or " present arms," In which llgmo the leg Is swung ss high as possible, caught by the aim and hold against thu shoulder. Tim great diflleulty In tins Igutu is for tiiu duncerto malntulii lii-r equilibrium. , A dilllcult variation of those last two figures Js the rrahiririrnf. or crossing, in which tho two dancers swine their legs to a helglitintcrmo. alary between tho guitar ond Ibo pmttaiiMi, aMfiiffinTT-Tiiii iitiiiiiiTii rinrin innia hold the leg with one hand, and hook thelrfeet together. Thlleseeklne n fugacious centre of gravity. This flgurn Is very difficult, nnd un stable nsn card castle. . ,. ... , Now we come to a mere contortion, without charm of nny kind, merely a tllfuen): and paly postuio namely, "tho leg bohind the bead." a mnnstiousclownoiy. . 1 Inally we must mention tho arand (tnrU which Is n figure of the old cancan. In which tho dancers suddenly sink to the ground with one, leg stretched out on each side at right angles to tho body, boforo and behind. v I A.1 ill II $! THE LEO HACK OP TUB DXAIX Such aro tho peculiarities of the eecontrlo contemporary canenn or fancy quadrille, In which gymnastic difficulties predominate und mark, as It were, with so many points of aston ishment the datntv intermediate tripping of tho regular quadrille. In the contemporary fancy quadrille the rftlo of tho male dancer has been mducod to tho merest utility: ho Invj Tory little show on his own account: in com parison with the brilliant figures and the daz zling skirts of the woman, tho cavalier's cnmlo entreohsts and agility of limb attract very llt tio attention: but ho nevertheless remains useful and necessary, no must'bo thoro just In the nick of time to give his hand to tho woman with nn exactness which only n quick musical ear can achieve. For all theo figure". It must bo romombored, have to bo exocuted while tho muslo Is being played nnd ncoording to the figures of the quadrille. The muslo will not watt, and tho dancer must not get loft . Buch is tho danco of Nlnl-pntte-on-1'alr and her pupils of Knyon d'Or and La Bauterollo. of Fond l'alr and Altilinite. and of tho illustrious couple Grille d'Kgnut nnd La Oouluo. who are famous, I am told, all over the world, and are certainly among the greatest and moit gazed upon curiosities of Paris. To dance as thoso women dance is tho dream of dozens of slmplo girls wno dwell upon tho heights of Montmartro and L'llgnan Court That this dance, with Itn eceentrln flffnros. the serin nf high kioks, the "guitar," tho port dfarmes, tho "leg behind bona," tho "crossing," nnd tho grand erarl, is ai.cnutlfulnrnn edlfyi p specta cle, no ono I imagine will pretond: but it is curi ous and novel " true-lln-do-slMe," and tho greatest attraction of that world-famous cos mopolitau promenade, the Moulin Rouge. Danced to tho muslo of Offenbach's Lo YIo PariBlcnne." the fancy quadtlllo of tho Moulin Bougo with Its bnslsof light steps and movo menus, the solo objoctof which Isto display tho person of tho dancer in all that sho possesses of charm, coquetry, and sensual provocation: tho dazzling exhibition of uplifted skirt that reveal only more skirts: tho flashing oyes, tho perpetual emtio, tho imperturbable self-possession of tlie womon ell this must, I sup pose, appear slightly devilish and pervorsoto those who soe it lor the first time But tho LA BACTEHELLE DOIKO TUX "OUAND ECAlrT," dnnce of Ninl-patte-en-I'nlr Is modesty Itself and mere playful eccentricity compared with the daru rfu renfrp. which formsono of tho side shows of the Moulin Itouge. rive or six Arab women or Tunisian Jowesscs dressed In Orien tal costumo danco in turn to the sound of a piano, of tnrboukg. and of tambourines. In epito of tho anachronism of tho piano, and in splto nf the modernity of tho audlonce. those women nnd their dances remain of another age: It Is the dance of the age of the patrt- f,rehs. of the youth of the world, tho dance of ho mysterious East, where onr human In stincts were ilrst formulated In acts and sym bols. In the ritual of worship. In tho hieratic sultatton of tho priestesses of Ashtaroth. Theodobb Coils. JTATXES'S 10,000 BXAKES. lie Balsas Tliero for Profit and Clears About SCOOO a Tear. Vom rA CisrOmaff ErupHrw, Gainesville. Mo Nov. 1& Probably tha oddest occupation ever followed by man Is that of an old Tennesscau who lives about throe miles north of hore in the Ozark Mountains. It is Goorga Jaynos, or, as ho is known In this neighborhood, " Snaky George." Jaynos came horu from the mountains of Tennossoo several years ago. and followed the occupation of hunting for n living. Ho novcr got very much ahead, but managed to oko out a good living for himself by tho sale of camo and skins. He brought with him from his old homo the art of making snako oil, and sold several pints dur ing each season to thu various druggists in thin part of the Btato. and always got a good price for it, as it was of au excellent quality. The rocksof tho Ozark Mountains abound with rattlesnakes, and It was not long beforo Juynes saw that if ho went t it right ho had a bonanza In tho business, iie looked about nnd found a pioce of rocky land on the south side of tho mountain, which was utterly worthless as far ns agriculture was concerned. Ho ontorod this land as a homestead, nnd bogan improlng It In a most peculiar nay. Instead of clouring off tho rocks ho tried to fct mors there, and sonu ho had bulltn veritn lo snnkes' retreat. Tho hillside was honey combed with holes, and everything that a enaknoould deeiie to make life a pleasure was added ti the spot Whilo he had ontorod 100 acres, he only utilized about forty of them, lln built a house of stone, but cemented It thoroughly inside and out, for, while he made n living oil of snakes, ho did not caro to have ton clnso a companionship with them. Having arranged his farm to his satisfac tion, iio sot about getting lnhobltr.nto for the Eilnce. In this ho experienced little trouble, or tho hills abounded with the reptiles, and ho now how to catch and hand I o them without dangor. Ills daily excursions wore taken with tho vlow of bringing homo a new resident for his farm, und his live stock Increased with wondorful snood. About four years ago ho completed his work of stocking his placo. and now ho In reuping tho benefit of bin acumen. Snakes are everywhere on the place, and on a warm day tho sight on tho hill back of the house would give a drinking man the Impression that " ho had 'om ngaln." Itat tlosnakesof nil sizes and conditions aro seen lying around in profusion or crawling over the rocks, squirming nnd twisting in heaps, whllo the deadly whirr of tho rattles makes muslo Which strikes terror to th liqart of ono unac customed to tho situation. Abovo ull Is that terribly nauseating odor which fills the wholo air nnd drives away any one not accustomed to faiioh an ofjensivu scour. . "Hnnky Cleorgo" estlmntos that thoro nro 10,000 tiill-grown rnttlesnnkei on the piano, and says that ho kills an average of 2,000 every soason. lie only kills tiiuiri during the months of Heplembor nnd October, for thon they nro the fattest nr.d are full of oil. They aro got ting ready to go Into winter annrtors, and are in prime condition, llln method of cntoninc them Is simple. lie has fed them In a certain cleared spot ever slnco they havo boon on the Place, nnd they now como thero rogulnrly. Whon he wants to begin work he stands on nn oh voted rock near tho placo, nnd witli a slip noose of wlro catches ns ninny ns he eau uso and kills them. He then takes tho bodies tu his house, whero he throws them Into a caldron and render out tho oil. This no packs In heavy bottles and ships to various wholesale druggists over tho oountry.lt being used In tho preparation of various liniments. Ono good-slrod rnttlerwlll ninke n pint ofoll, Snd this brings Sl.hOornets Jnynes about a ollur after ull oxpensss of ronderlng, bottling, nud shipping are paid. 0ned lor Libelling a Hone, ttmn tht (7i(tngtt TrPitiie, CnAwyonDSViLLE, Ind Nov, 10. Joshua Mo Kenulo, a wealthy but eccentric citizen, to-day filed nllbol suit against thp Crawfordsvlllo ifoiirnal for $2,000. making T. 11. II. McCain nnd J, A. Green defendants. Homo woeks ago several of MoKonslo's friends caused to lie published an article in reference to a horsobo lougtngtoMcKonslo, which thoy averred nto soun und was constantly fed upon It, iielng too old to out corn. In his complaint McKenslo fays ho has suffered great mental uuguishnn account nf tho article and that now as hn passes along the streets ho has been pointed nut In scorn, ridicule, mid contempt at tho owner of a soup-entlng horse. Ills friends. fcquaintancos. and enemies ask him at ull lines concerning the health aud progress of ho famous soup cater, tho condition of tho oyster market, thnprioe of beans, and other wise bold mm up to contempt. aasfiaMaaaaiMianii.nif ir' - - naijaaw aaawii xtniTthn oxrsiES. The rtoinnny In Ireland, Scotland, nnd Kng-Innd-Huted In tha Fltat Country, Tbrr Are Very Well I.lked la Ortnt rirltara. Los-Do. England, Nov. 10. naving wandered among gypsies In America for moro than a quarter of a century, and for tho pott tiro years having given much tlmo and attention to n study of the gypsies In different parts of Ireland. Scotland, and England. I think that a survey of theso British nomads, with a fow points of contrast between them and tholr American brethren, may intorest many Ameri can readers. Thero nro not nil told and this Includes skulklngolty Romanies.unknnwn In theirtown oentionsnsmemborsot thpgypsyraco more than 0.000 gypsies in Ireland, of whom barely 1.000 follow tho procarlous but roman tlo life of tho road. Irish Catholics, and par ticularly the lowliest of tho peasantry, without exception hold them In something ltkontur rlblo detestation. Letn gypsy spno-wlfo or fortune teller oneo Blip into an Irish cabin and begin any of her black art conjuring, the 6tnoke of war will nt onco rise above that spot Calling on all the category of saints In ono shrill and mighty breath of appeal, tho Irish mother will treat this gypsy choat to such a whirlwind of evic tion as may bo hoard for half a leaguo away, Tho very thatohlng would bo pulled from the roof. If necessary, to speed and force the battle for tha homo against tho grucsorao wiles. And ray gypsy friends tho world ovor know this fact so well nnd bitterly that universally with their race Ireland Is termed, in recogni tion of Its barrenness for their purposes, tallah lodlte, or the unlucky and accursed territory. There is a marked difference in Scotland. In proportion to its population there are more gypsies In tho Land o' Cakos than In England Scottish traditions and literature, especially the ballad poetry of Scotland, aro full of gypsy countryside lore and superstitions whloh have been theoutgrowth of a very genial and close ro tation between gypsies and Scottish peasantry, Gypsy blood Is known to courso In tho Telns of many of the Scottish nobility. These, people actually secured the countenance, if not tha favor, of James IV. James V entered Into a lencue with "John Fuw, Lord und Earl of Llttio Egypt" in 1540. directing nil in author Ity in his realm to onmnel tho roturn to Faw's submission all those Egyptians who had re belled against htm, and that all ofllears should assist In detaining and punishing tnos people. "In conformity with his laws." no that, ns the edict read, the said John have nocausoot complaint in time coming." This Fow. whose shrewdness stamped tho genuine gypsy upon his character, was tho progenitor of tho many tribes of Fnws. Fans, or Falls, who. with tho Bnlllies. hnv hcn tha most noted and numerous of Scottish gypsies, whoso descendants I havo found In rospect- 6 bio numbers and condition throughout tlie nlted States. Tho environs of Edinburgh nnd Glasgow are full ofgypsies who aro superior in physique to their English brethren about London, Birm Inghara. Manchester, and Llverpoot In Tweeddnls.Annnndalr, and Nlthsdnle are many families of gypslos whoso rospoctabillty and Individual means, although they lend a roving life, would eompnio favorably with thoso ol tho small farmers of the some regions. The gypsies whom 1 have mot in Aberdeenshire and Perthshire aro not so well off. but art liked and wolcomod among the peasantry W Ithln a few years much good fortune, from a pecuniary standpoint has como to Scottish gypsiOH through the vast increase of summer visitors. American as well as English, to tho highlands nnd Islands of Seotlnnd. They to sort to the vicinity of Oban. Rotnsssy. Invera ray, even cross to tho outer Hebrides, and aro found In every romantic glen In the Tros suchsand slnng tho highland lakes. Theso aro gradually abandoning tho lifo of the road for tho greater and quicker profits of "show gypsies in summer, and during the winter seek lowly quarters In cities. Tho smallest and the largest collection nf gypsies I ever found In 8cot7and woro, respec tively. In tho tar north andnttho very southern boundary. Tho first was discovered ono early morning In July. I was coming with an emi nent northern Presbyterian divine from Grand Htrathzlass over tho bleak moots, down through fairy OIn Orquhnrt.toDrnmnndrochit by Loch Ness' side. On one of the fern-spread braes of a llttio loch stood a solitary gypsy tent the tiny woollen hood of the true Hornnny. Its Baps wero skewered close. The inmates wero asleep. It was tho ti niest snuggest homo human oyos ever b heht I could not but repent aloud to my reverend companion some gypsy sayings, per haps 0.000 years old. such ns, "Firm as a rounded hill are the tents of our people:" "My lovo's breasts ar as hillocks of amber, as bright tents burnished by the sun:" "Our tente are llrm against tho sand wind." and, "As still ns the red stars sleep, shall nestle eur txnts In tho valley," But as tho startled look in the dominie's face merged Into Ineffa ble Bcotch scorn. I presently desisted. The lnrgi-st agcregation of Hqottish gypsies, now sadly dwindle I. is at tho bordor Toviot dalo town of Yetholm. Those might bo enfled house gyples. as they occupy thatohod cabins in Kirk letholm, tho property of the Marquis ofTweeddalo. held undor the curious tonuro of " nineteen times nineteen yenrs " at a nomi nal rent But few families remain. Nearly all thu old stock has died off or emigrated to America, though no longer ago than 1847 they mustered from round about over COO souls and .'JOOnsses to esport the remains of their old king, canny Wull(Wlll) Faa. from Coldstream to tho burying ground at Kirk Yetholm. It was hero, too. that my lato friend, the bright est, wittiest and most sensible gypsy woman that over lived. Queon E&thorFau. reigned so long, so wisely, and so well. Thoso Yetholm. as wall as all other Scottish dram or road, gypslo elilouy subsist by hawk ing carthun tin. und whito iron waie. horn spoons, scru nbers," and " bosoms," tho latter n sort of willow broom, about tho country. Thoy travel as far Into England as Nowcastlo and htaffordsblre for thu earthenware, buying faulty pottory cheaply, und selling the samo at a good protlt Tho remainder of their wares thoy make in a rude way among themselves, tho womon being quito ns adept us the moo. Borne drive assos beforo their little carts, out moro possess tho hardy "rdioltle" or Shetland pony. For their own shelter at night their enrts nro "whuramol'd" or"whomoru." that is, turned upside down. Generally Bpenklng. the gypsies of England aro comfortable gypsies In proportion to tho distance they maku their haunts from tho f:roat centres ut population. Tho same s measurably true of all other English lowly folk. Tho gypsy class, which ui.io In cludes all manner of travelling and tramp ing non-gypsy vagabonds, tho radical Im Rrovement of whoso condition has become the ttroio work of George Bmlth of Coalviilu, never pilgrim far from London. Bristol, Bir mingham. Manchester, and Liverpool. Their members sally out from those cities and forage around nnd urnund them In well-defined elrv clos. going and aiming as they aro prompted by impulse or scourged by necessity. They nro Bodouius of civilization, indeed, nnd tholr reformation or estimation would prove u public good. My own observation ntid experi ences have been almost wholly among another and a bettor class, nnd tho latter Is more llku our American gypsies thun any of the Romany In all foreign lands. Probably thu most Idyllic form of gypsy lifo yet remaining in England may bo round in Wales and thu English lake district of north ern Lancashire, Yiurtmoielund. and Cumber land. 1 have been much among tho "states men." or landowning peasantry, of tho latter region, as well as with tha gypsies there. Per hapB 1 have questioned OoO small farmers and others as to tho gypsies' status among thotu. Ihaonuver secured an answer unfavorable to the nomads. On tho contrary, much as is the case in remote countrvsfdo dis tricts in America, the irypsiOK' annual com ing Is lonkeU forward to with eagerness am) delight: whllo tho summer market day nnd tho little village fair would bo shorn of much of tholr attractiveness wero the gypsy folk absent. Nor could I learn In all tills ro mantic region of a single not of downright dishonesty on the part of nny gypsy within tho memory of man. fn the winter lime, those who follow the Umbrlan summer route, katr or houso usually in tho larger Lancashire towns, such ns A Ignn. Bolton, Preston, Iliack burn. Colne. Lnncastor, and TJlvurpton, and though tho beer mug tiavels gajly among fliotn during tills period, they aio generally liked nnd often respoctud Ju tho nelgboi hood of their habitations. Again, in Voikshire, away from Its manu facturlng towns, the gypsies huo well-tloilned routes of travel, nnd ruo never seourg.-d or cruised by the comtabuhuyns tlioyntu In tho midland shires, whore chiefly they havo como under Mr. Hmith's observation, In Wharfednle. in tho vicinity of Ilkley.ai'o mnny families of respectable gypsies. Dp about Northaller ton they nro the only countryld poddlars and tinkers, and do much In the w.iy of buying and selling horses and other livu stock. In Lincolnshire and Nottinpham shlie, from Grimsby to Trent, nnd par tlcularly about jNottlnghnm and llucknall Torkard.uio very ninnv prosperous gypsies, whosu families can bo traced nearly ns far buck nsHomoof tho nobility, and oftuii with quite as favorablo results. In tho county of Norfolk I have passed socio nf tho most delightful ilqys of my life as Iho guort of gypsy famHlon, who. making summer house boats of large punts, provldo tho hosts of sportsmen thnt nn liUHllyresorttotho "Bro.ids." or marshy lakes, with wicker baskets und bait, nnd often act ns guides to tho most deMrablu Ushlog and hunt ing grounds. In all the wed nnd southwest of England tho gypsies uro welcomed nnd tientad most cn orously. In Cornwall theyaro generally called 'ugrom mon." as tho sturrly Cornish folk fhnsoll persons, oven to commercial travel lers, literary tramps, and tourists, who for any reason wander from plaoo to place, while in wales a simpler, more unsophisticated, kinder- A ' Memember, Croup GoneraUy comes like a thief In tho nisht. It may nttack your child at any hoTir. Are you prepared for It? Ayer'a Cherry Pectoral gives speedy relief in this disease. It is also tho best medictno for colds, coughs, hoarse ness, sore throat, nnd all disorders of tho breathing apparatus, Is prompt In Its action and pleasant to the taste. Keep it in tho house. C. J. Wool dridgo, Wortham, Texas, says : " One of my children had croup. Tlie caso was attended by our physician, and was supposed to bo well under control". One night, I was startled by the child's hard breathing, nnd on going to it found it strangling. It had nearly ceased to breathe. Realizing that tho llttio sufferer's alarming condition had becomo posslblo in spito of tlio medicines it had taken, I reasoned that such remedies vrould bo of no GYail. Having n part of a bottle of Ayer'a Cherry Pectoral in tho house, I gave the child throo doses, at short intervals, nnd anxiously tvnl ted results. Irom tho moment tho Pectoral was given, tho child's breathing crow easier, and In n short tlmo it was sleeping quietly and breathing natu rally. Tho child Is alive and well tc-day, and I do not hesitate to say that A.yers Cherry Pectoral saved its life." "I am never without Ayer's Cherry Poctoral tho best romedy for croup." Mrs. J. M. Bonn, Red Bluff, Cal. Ayer's Cherry Pectoral Prepared by Dr. J. C. Aycr A Co., Lowell, Mats. Sold by all Druaait3. Price $1 ; alx bottles, $5. hearted peopledo notltvethanfh gyples All Welsh people lovo them. They nevor loavo Wales, annther ore as much an Integral port of tho concreio social structure as are tne Welsh peasantry themselves. Tho rilfiorones between British eirsles and American gypsies Is astounding. But. after ull. it is only n difference of condition. Tha evolution of our gypsies from fenoranoe ana degradation to opulence. Intelligence, ana some considerable educational acumen is j simply the result of liberation from a hard and ofton grinding life hore. which anywhere fosters the worst of human traits: precisely as the British lowly, transplanted from u lifo bat tle for mere existenco, shortly become with us mon nnd women ofton of competence ana fro- The Britishjowly orehard to get along with anywhere in Ireland, Peotland, andEngland, because they suffer sorely from grinding labor Snd. to us, a poverty almost Inconceivable, rltish gycBls like their Oorglo brethren, are degraded nnd bestial Inst In proportion to their decreo of poverty. The same family which philanthropist Bmlth finds shivering nnder a rotten sheet by tho English hedge, with perhaps not evon n skinny hedgehog for the Sunday dinner, transferred to America, nevermore Is found among lawbreakors. nnd In ten years' time becomes ono of tho vnst army of ever-weleorqod mlddlemon between American farmers und metropolitan live-stock market, riding from hamlet to hamlet ip wagons like palaces, and literally eating their ample food Irom plates of burnished silver. Edoab I WakemjlS. rnnAcnnn and haux The Queer Story of liar Wopemeat With lilm la a Bed Wrapper. Vmh flU rarMfa fflafa. Iassrjto. Mich., Nov. 2& The Bor. Waltor S olson. the Port Burwell minister, and Miss osabol Teetzel. tho school teacher, who cloned with him. went directly to tho office of Q. A. Bmlth. a lawyer, whan they arrived, hero. They ventilatod their tale of woe, nnd then went to the Commercial, whore the woro as- flgntd separate rooms on different floors, nnd hese they have continued to occupy. Thoy registered under their own names and havo made no attempt to conceal their Identity. Nelson has been quite attentive to tha young lady, but has had no conversation with bor othor than in tho. publio parlor. To n reporttr Nelson admlttrd that be was n married man. but said ho could prove that thero was a reason for his not living happily Sith his wlfo. to whom he was married tu entrevlllo. I1L, a year ago last Boptombor. Ho says he wa compelled to leave tils wlfo throo days after marriage, a separation to which she agreed. Sho was not at Port Bur well when Nelson left His wife was a Miss Olive Weiss of Cnntrevlllo. whore Nelson was ordained into the ministry. Upon leaving his wife Nelson went at oneo to Port Bur well. He says ho did not Intend to etopo with Mfss Teetzel. but that he called nt Miss Toetzel's rosldcnco with a rig and asked hor to go out for a drive. Hhe rejuod, but finally consented to go for a short drive only, as sho did not wish to dress. Bho was clothed In a red morning wrnppor, and. putting on her hat nnd throwing a light shawl about her shoulders she got into tho buggy with Nolson, who tolls tho following story of tholr subsequent ad ventures: "Wo drove out toward the country deeply ongrossod with our conversation and not aware that It was growing late. My matrimo nial affairs formea the chief toplo of our con versation, and when we finally got ready to ro turn homo Miss Teetzel nskoa mo what the people would say about us being gone so long, and hor dressed In a morning wrapper only. I bow at once, that we had unwittingly acted very foolishly, but I could not suggost the slightest oxcasn for our foolishness. As we woro approaching Miss Teetzel's residence I suggested that we drlvo on a little further until wo could devise n plan to relieve our selves from emtarrassmpnt "Wo werethon driving toward RtThoma.and after talking tha matter over for some time, I suggested that we go on to r?t Thomas, and. as I was going on to Illinois to apply tor ft di vorce, she could rotum home In tho morning, which was then rapidly approaching. Sho ac quiesced, and on reaching Bt Thomas she did not appoar willing to have me leave her. but rather ovlncod a disposition to go along Wbou I asked hor if she would like to go with mo sho replied that sho would, ever so much, I pur- ' chased two ttokets for Michigan, and on tho )'ny here wo formulated plans for tho uturo. Wo woro to locate in some small placo where I could obtain omployment us a minis ter and sho could tench. I was to go ahead with my suit for divorce, and as soon hh it was obtained we wero to bo marriod. Now thnt is nil there is to the affair. We, saw a lawyei. und he advised us to stay In Lansing and assured us that we could not bo molostud on any charge," Whon urrestod thoy wero not takpn to tho lockup, but merely Informed that they wero under arrest The offleor does not Interfere with them in the lonst, as ho remains down in tho office while thoy do not go out at all. A CASK'S WILD COVBHB. Down a Kterp Mill In Wan Francisco with Viidlputd Klght or Way. 2oil Uu Sin fVttiidM CSrmM Thero was a lively commotion nt the Tolo graph Hill ond of Kearny streot yc-terday alturuoon, nod that no one was injured was ulinott miracle. Near Vnltejo street on Koorny, is a wino saloon whero many gallons of wine ure consumed. The proprietor left a huge empty wino cask on the uutar edge of tho sidewalk. That part of Kearny street is on Telegraph Hill, the steepest block iu the city. A drunken man fell agalut tho cask and started (trolling. A second later it watt limit ing great bounds through thenir and coloring twenty Icet of street at a single flight l'ooplo seeing the danger blioutod to thoso down tho street; to got out of the way. Broadway wns cleared at u single bound, and tho cask nar rowly missed crushing u luundry wagon Into splinters. On it went at a Palo Alto speod. scattering peoplo right and left. A Union street cable car was stopped in tlmo to prevent a collision. Thu running cask evidently meant iiiisohlcf. and, apparently to prove thu superi ority of wino over water, it headed for Hr, Cogswell's fountain on Kearny street and . Montgomery avenue. Temporanco riconlo may say that there Is a moral In tho fact that it tlld not demolish tho granite fountain. erecti by thu I)octor to his own glory, A bundle that a frightened iiedestrluti dropped turned tho cask a-tlde so hut It barely missed the cold water resort. loweer. it ljok its rcvongo by smashing tv small fruit stand all to pieces, scattering thu fruit In every direction. Tho lower dook of a bootblack's rtaud was carried away, and a cigar stnnd got n blow thut ruttlud down tho boxes on the shelves. At last tiiopjisk was stopped near Jackson street by colliding ith a hitching post. Tho bootblack immediately claimed, the cask for tlioilamago to his stnnd. Tho owner of tho caidc stood at the top of the hill and wisely de cided that it was butter to ftuy whoro he was than to venture uuiuug those whoso plaoes had been wrecked. Chanced Her lllod. rrom th, DttroU Frte Pru$ Aatrnngamnnrnng, the bell of a. house on Cass avenue, and. when a slmrp-visaged fo iunl opened the ilooi. ho asked politely " Do you keep ho.irders here ' ".No. Ir, we don't. This ain't no boarding houe. nor won t be whiit, I'm in It!" ",Uh "i.xi!iiu nm. mid.im. I must hnve been mMnfurmnd: pernups yon rout rooms I" ,V. I don t rent room, i-itlier, ami I think you havo , i great ileal of Impudence to come Iicio ami ring our hell on any such errand. I dare say you want n chance to rub tho house Von look like that sort of gently." "u"'i- "htrnngc," mused the man. "but your dn. sorliitum iwrees exactly uith one furnished me of a lady in this neighborhood who in" i irt opened nboai ding hnuse: 'l'nlr enuiiiltlon. line color, eoldnnhalr, beautiful Ilgtiiu, t uce. i,irk!lngpyi' " ' ""-' Oh. 1 don't mind renting n fow rooms to Bpnteol people. 1 will Bhbwv.m what wu Invc ?'. Jl mu$ ,)0 ,2,m,u.0.no Vfjjo knows mo sent jouhoro, Com right in. Your uppearrineols i0.,.BJ0o,i,e.0.Pnou8h- now centemin when A 5S" Out Ho got tho bwt room in the bous VOTES OJV SdEXCXI AlfB XXDUSTBT. The German substitute of cast tren hollow bricks for tho present clay article Is thought by some practical Judges to p-sses certain qualttiot of adaptation to building pur- poses which entitle It to more than a passing notice. As doscrlbed. the shell Is so thin thnt I the brick weighs Ices than one mads of clay, and a wall may be built of it without the use of mortar, nor is any skilled labor required in laying thorn, the upper and lower sldos of tho bricks being provided with grooves and projecting ribs which fit Into each other easily and perfectly, of necessity in soring greAt strength; there are also two long circular openings In tho upper side of each brick, arranged so ns to receive projections on the loworsldenf thnt which Is placed above It nnd ns one of thesn firojectlons is hook shaped, a solid hold is hus secured. After tho wall Is built it Is cov. ered with paint which Closes nil the cracks. renders tho construction air tight, ns well as prevonts any rusting, nnd by tho use of certain Bnlnt materials or coverings thp surfac can e mado highly ornamental. The durability of suoh a wall Is not a matter of doubt, and may be considered as nearly fireproof, as is ordinarily attainable. An improvement In turbine wheels consists in tho application of a rubber cushion to its buckets, in such a form as prevents tho disper sion of the jot into spray, which oc curs to a greater or less extent upon striking a metnllio surface, The mo tors are oontnlnod In a spherical case with Battened sides, nnd tho inlot pipe is forked to deliror near the centre on both sides of the motor. This delivery is Into two cham bers, or resorvolrs, on eithor side of the central arms carrying the bucket rings and Imparting motion to tho shaft Each reservoir Is pro vided with fonr jet heads, and ouch head with three let holes one-sixteenth Inch In diam eter, lined with bronze, making twenty-four delivory jo to In osch motor; these streams, de livered at an angle of forty-five degroes, striko upon tho buckets contained in n cold roiled cooper buokotrlng. and each ring contains 120 buoketn Tho resorvolrs aro bolted to tho frame, with load gaskets botwoen. and by tho construction of the buoket rings an excess of weight and all liability to rust are avoided. As compared with ordinary wheoln, those with tho rnbbor covering show a dlfferencoof 30 per cent superiority. The rubber ns thus ap plied of course does not cover all the bucket as the dlsobarge Up is left free. The adverse opinions expressed by some metallurgists as to tho Improving effect of aluminum on tbo quality of steal, does not appear to be shared by Sir Froderick Abol, certainly a good authority In this lino of inves tigation. Tho Influence of aluminum, when used In small proportion upon tho properties of gray and white cast iron, is fully admitted by him. and especially Its effect in promoting tho production of sound castings, and In modi fying the character of white Iron inn similar manner to silicon, causing tho carbon to be separated In the graphitio form. The probable beneficial connection of aluml- Rum with tho industries of Iron and steoi. o remarks, naturally directs attention to the great practical Importance, In tho same direc tion, which has lately beon acquired by certain Sthor metals, whloh, for long periods suocoed jg their discovery, have olther hoen only of purely scientific intorest and Importance, or havo acquired practical value In rogard to their positions In n few directions quite un connected with metallurgy for example, the Innuonoeof tbo metals manganese. chromium. and tungsten upon the physical properties of iron and stool, One of the latest and most practicable appli ances In the way of hoisting engines has been turned out by a Milwaukee machine company. The drum in tills caso is thirty foctln diameter j by eleven feot face with steam cylinders of forty-two lncaos diameter by oighty-four Inches stroke, both cylinders having Corliss valves with Boynolds's outomatlo cut-off: this gear is also so attached that tho cut-offs nro inoperative whon tlie onginos are starting a load or moving slow, but they can bo instuntly applied at any time by tho operator, nnd by their uso perform a given amount of work with nn np precmblo sating In steam ond fuel. The valve gear Is driven by a lay shaft loeatod alongside the englno frame and operated by gears trom tho drum shaft to it being attochod the steam rovorslng gear pf n novel design and simple l?.tm Aorako band Is located at each end of tho drum, theso hands being operated by a patent stonm and uravlty gear, by which ar rangement tho brnko prossuro can bo varied ns required, and tho brako always applied, eyen though the i steam supply to the engine should bo cut oft All levers for handling the Snglno in olther direction and operatiug the ruko mechunlutn aro on a raised platform. 6team pipes havo beon rondo In England from tho ramie flbro. In carrying this out the material Is subjected to trcmondoas hydraulic pressure, and, having the property of boing un affected by moisture, will nolthor shrink nor swell, bealdos being a non-conductor of heat. Those pipes aro said to havo twice thotonslla strength of steel pipos. Tho now process of making tin fruit cans by machinery is r,ald to nrovo a decided success, both mechanically nnd financially. Tho nm chlnolssocoutrivod ns to cut a pieco of tin Into four parts and then pass thorn to a foodor. whero they aro noized by a rovolvlng wheel, by which tho eau is formed. Bynnother unique process It Is completely soldered, after which ilia mnp line tests It by dipping t In hot wator nnd mibjectlng It to pressure. When finished the r-an has no solder on tha inside nnd Is wholly froe from acids. Another process has recently besn brought . forward in tho treatment of iron, viz., that of comparing it by dipping it into tnoltud copper, the surface pfthn iron being protected by a ' inycr of molted oryollta and phosnhatla acid: nniL'iv.w'",n Iwjnorsed, tho metal Is connected with the nosativo pole of a buttery, tho cop. poring Is done more rapidly. The clnglo Industry orranking firearms gives employment to somo 40,000 workmen in tho Mego district alone, in Belgium, and tho proof house In that city Is tho oldest, and by far tho largest establishment of thu kind in Kurope, and probably In tho world Every firearm manufactured in Baletum has to bo proved nt tha Llftga proof houso boforo it is allowed to he sold, with thooxooptlondf cer tain arms thut aro allowed to be sent to a rnc cgnlred proof house, nf Birmingham, for rihtance. to be proved: and tho proof master, in addition to Ms ordinary dutie-.. is specially delegated by tho Gcvciriment to Inflict ami (ontn) nil tire irmsin.ido In the fclngdnin.wlth the exception pf tho in lltary rillo mado at t leOovcrnment factories, which tlo not pass tbo Lleat. proof house. Vvoty double. I arrelled rift find shotgun has to bo proved three tiini s: ilisl. eiifh barrel, separately: second, tho two bairols ih en soldered together, nnd, llnally, fitter the. breech action Iiiih been attached: and th- chargu of .powder In considerably moio powerful than thnt used nt other proof houses. Mmmus paid for his work on u Kim. unless tho mm piuses the tlircn proofs t-atlslaotorlh. An Italian nnglneer has originated a syftem b which ho proposes to titlilzo the power of trains i unnlna down grade; that is, ho has de jUed a machine for compressing air ns the train gocfc down, whloh can be used to uctuuto tt ly?.r V tn6 'I)1' o' te engineer, aud to Mlittho looomc-tiye on up grAdea.