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"Howly mother, gintlemin!" argued Dillon
(at rare Intevals, when extremely ill or un
consciously drunk, Dillon was a devout
Catholic, and on this meager recognition
availed himself without stint of the so
norous church oaths and evocations), " *t la
a matther av importince. Wud ye have
another shootln' Donn> brook? an' me a
bearin* av all the divilmint. same as 'twuz
last year? Wid the riputashun av the camp,
too! In the name av innisince, have ye no
heads for an emergency?"
Dillo-i was clearly in earnest, and when a
iran of his racial characteristics is in
earnest things are likely to happen, whether
the scene of action be Spitzbergen or Tim
buctoo. His indignation at our stupidity?
at the mayor's, the sheriffs and mine?was
offensive; but we could offer no suggestion
that might stand fcr us as combatant.
There v*ere men in the camp with official
titles, and men very prone to swift and ac
curate shooting, but these collectively were
as naught before the breath of Dillon.
Galena was like most other of northwest
ern mining towns; if at all distinguishable
from them it was by a slight accentuation
of that air of bonhomie which is more or
less apparent on the visages of all com
munities of the genus. In plan and con
struction it was certainly in nowise indi
vidual. The single main thoroughfare, ex
tending in a parallel line midway between
the flanking gulch sides, the various short
traverse cuts, the littered shaft workings
and entrances of a number of mines, the
thin sprinkling of stores and semi-disrepu
table hotels,* the ungovernable flux of wide
open and wholly disreputable saloons and
faro banks; these were features of utmost
generality. But if there was that additional
coloring I have just noted it was imparted
by the enforcing personality of Dillon, who
owned and genially presided over one of the
bingest and brightest and most bemirrored
of the combination saloons and gambling
r* >orts.
Conceive, then, his popularity. He was
the patron, the philanthropist, the bene
factor of the town. And thus whs it that
we were called in conference, to be assist
ants to him in one of Ms great humani
tarian functions; the mayor and the sheriff
by reason of their political headship; 1 by
some small commercial standing, being at
that time the Galena manager of the M
Mining and Smelting Company. The Fourth
?f July was hard upon us, and Dillon was
committee hunting that action might be
taken to prepare for the advent of this
glorious day. On the preceding Fourth no
such special arrangements had been made,
and a series of wild, deplorable events had
come off, events that were to be remem-'
bered long after Galena had passed into
the obscurity of most boom camps. Only
st.ven men in the town had not been hilar
iously and rampageously drunk, and these
seven were kept very miserable and en
gaged; three of the thirsty majority had
died, and it had cost Dillon and some others
the entire refitting of their establishments.
The westerners are nothing if not essential
ly patriotic.
The mayor, the sherifT and I sat in the
back room of the saloon, listening intently
to Dillon's harangue. After he had given
us every opportunity to suggest ways and
means for the day of entertainment, fruit
lessly he elucidated to us his own idea of
a program, which was voted on and adopt
ed by unanimous and immediate consent.
This narrative deals solely with the first
number of the program, so you will be
compelled to surmise th<- others from It.
"We wull begin," says Dillon, "in the
momin wid what ye might dishignate a
toorymint. This is the way av ut: We wuil
have rounded up a bunch av ihim dlvils av
broncos, an' we wull also have rounded up
a bunch av jolly bhoys; we wull beguile the
bhoys to the backs av the broncos, an*
wull give the best busther av thlm a foine
fat purse?which he wull spind immejutiy.
This, ye may understhand. is legitimu',
wid excoitement enough to kape aff the
raw ldge av their timper. Thin we wull?"
but this is as much as concerns tn?.
Now that species of rough riding which
Is known in the west Tnited States nn
Oer the provincialism "broncho busting"
Is not. as a business, ni<e; it Is brutal and
violent uioler any conditions, but when re
ported to on gala occasions as a sport it
Has elements of '-haraeter that would have
?udeared ,t. mildly at least, to the amphi
theaters of medieval Rome. I have only
ZZf U, !n ^1= aspect, though not un
r regular Mu-per-month
Galena was a busy little town. Every
.r,I?n-^?ntana that could distinguish
Paj stuff from pyrites of Iron extolled i'
an J it was an actual renter of a vast eX
"' stock country. Dillon's w^s the
?xtrerae Inner point of this centrality; the
meeting house and council chamber of
prominent citizens, the rendezvous of a
the errln* h"man
Si* k, ?? had need ??' be a splen
did whip, and he was. Skittish leaders
if.!.8"]'*!" wheeler*- vicious or gent'e all
Alike felt the strong band on the box. '
A goodly purse was collected aralns*
?f the po*>ular event. Dillon'*
Ihis own word> was a hundred, and
fy But^n^hJ. I* 'Tk down handsome-'
J?" , 1 th? interval between the s'ate
?ar,le Kea and the day of '"'Aliment
^ ,K ."e<'e3Slty r"r ?"me modl
Sf? .? e Planfl- I'll Ion had relied on
ho?"rnK.nd ?nm^r.?f bad and unSruk"n
r0"* 3-. lnd ?n having the many volun
rtders break them on time, or sr.me
***** ?l that sort. When the trial wZ,
made however. It was found imposslb'e
to bring together the required number of
had hor?es; that Is ho-ses
?hlch could be depended on to make Vx
?"'Lvr any c,rcumstance-. so a
big list of shapped and sombreroed com
,?ot? coris"f|uent'y u ?<
mrL?"1* decided then that each of the two
*r at iow valleys which converged near
?uperlau v ?1 vr*'' .UP T beKt man- the
* re*al of its king busters
This concentrated interest, which ?hen
??.fw,the ?r,at day really arr7ved
9fcV"al d^r' 68 h"y?nd bh?i
The morning of the Fourth dawned le
tills "such"L* Sd.'anCe ?' July ln the
rms. sucn a day uji recompenses A
the nea^t "ralfrc "da h,Ut' 130 miK'8 fr<>m
rat flf w . ralIr?ad artery, and. as they
K ,,n Montana, only half a mile from
**rlv imy lnvar|able wont. I rose
ponl,, w. re"fn the'
the bu'r^M a^uT.
were whX"''Si^l "r^pt^for VlZ
single qualification which mad# th?m ?
romanced and w,,b w,,d^?pa^
, 'k "l lj,m wa? ariualtv crnlvoriiu.' T|j!
lump of horse, dirty buck?*irir> ? T
U>w-hung' tu'Z'.'Z^ZTor a^nk^^'
couiii00^# KUt the most unlikely <ack-tar
,"0t ,have ml?aken the other for
SymD;uhv ,R11 'Jnmlx*d lunkhead. My
P^v'T'floru'ZY rtr^Xy:h?^a
Of Rount?foTThe mo:?' klnd
,raH ^t,n? 'hesTx
pface ln^rtr ,hhard !!fe"
? courae had ? U Quota,
there with a purpose; faro, sttjd, draw,
Ti J 7 i ,?'ere S?in?. and the chips rat
tled gleefully.
It was worth a curious man's while to
.j an<* I00!1 on- Big men, young and
old, bronzed, weather-beaten and grizzled,
thrashod about like a mob of public school
boys on the last day of the term; rough
swashing Jests were exchanged; song and
r??artee" bearing dangerously close to
ribaldry, banished all semblance of quiet;
and ever and anon some too-exuberant
cowpuncher must needs be restrained from
emptying his gun into a mirror or through
a window. The make-up of the concourse
was most cosmopolitan; there were Mexi
cans and Swedes, Texans and Vermon
ters, cross-breeds and Knglishmen, New
Yorkers and Missourians, each contribut
ing his stock mannerisms, and all blent
into one congruous picture of the early, in
land northwest in its gayesfneck hand
Dillon drew me out to the veranda, "By
me^ soul, 'twuil be be&uthiful," says he.
"We have a brace av the beasts as wud
misharse the divil, an* the bhoys are foine
an" achln' for the sport. Ye'll see ut the
day, me son." He was in merriest spirits
himself, anil I should have enjoyed some of
the effervescence of his rollicking blarney;
but his unswerving sense of duty to the
day compelled him to drink more frequent
ly than I had reason to believe my experi
ence and capacity would permit, so I was
forced to abjure his society.
About 10 he got on a table somehow, and
announced the riding, and Invited the con
testing busters up to throw dice for choice
of horse. This called forth uproarious yells
of applause. One of the contestants, the
north valley representative, was not pres
ent. but his mentor was. with full power to
act. This latter, however, an old ranch
foreman with badly bowed legs and a
crooked back, called out renewed cheers
by remarking that he "reckoned It didn't
make much difference about the throwin",
as Curlew war satisfied with almost any
But the south valley contingent demurred
at this, and Dillon routed It as unparlia
mentary. So old Joe and the south valley
man cast for choice, and the throw was
Joe's. He gruffly chose the horse that
should be nearer the corral gate. Then
they shook out again for precedence in or
der of rtdiug, and this time the south val
ley broncho buster won, electing to ride
second. There wu one other contestant,
.who did not throw?but I am anticipating
my story.
After these preliminaries all roads point
ed corralward. the exodus even stripping
Dillon's bar of Its deft attendants. The
corral was situated at the open extremity
of the gulch, on a flat of much lower level
than that of Dillon's and the other main
division of the town.
When I got down the flat was cleared for
action, and the man called Curlew was pre
paring to ride. It was my first glimpse of
him, a tall, loose-jointed, long-limbed
(hence the nickname), red-haired boy of
perhaps five and twenty, drawling and good
natured. with the most surpassing and un
affected air of nonchalance imaginable.
He wae evidently the equestrian Idol of his
valley?If one dare assume broncho bust
ing to be equestrianism?for the advice and
encouragement that were volunteered him
would have bolstered a much more nervous
man. He smiled back jocularly, and, under
old Joe's tutelage, discarded all superfluous
apparel and fittings, buckling his straps
well about him.
On the arrival of the crowd at the corral
the glass-eyed bay had been nearer the
gate, and so 'twas with him that Curlew
had to deal. The rules of the contest ex
acted that each man saddle his own horse,
and. lariat In hand, the hatless, red-haired
boy entered the corral alone. He was slow,
almost listless, in his movements; bat there
waB a loose, easy graoe to hixn, and when
his rope arm shot out from a trail, It was
aa swift ar.d as sure aa the stroke of a moc
casin. He was forced to snub and throw
the horse, and then hood the glass eyes;
saddling was a matter to take the enthusi
asm out of a man r.ew to (he work, but at
length the trick was over, and Curlew sig
naled for the gate.
He had barely time to draw his sleeve
across his perspiring face when the half
choked and dewildered pony had leaped,
like a flash, to his feet; at the same frac
tional part of a second. Curlew was lightly
ensconced In the saddle, stlrruped and pull
ing off the pony's hood. Blinded by the
sun. dazed, and frightened by the weight
on his back, the bay stood quivering for a
short space. But a stinging cut from Cur
lew's quirt discovered his bondage to him.
Vp he reared, straight and unhesitating,
till, losing his balance, he dropped over
backward with an ugly thud, the broad
horn of the cowsaddle digging Into the
ground Just where Curlew's sternum should
have been. .
But the red-haired boy was to one side,
waiting. He must have been quick as light,
for I assure you the play of the pony was
not slow. Again and again the bay rose In
the air and repeated the backward fall.
Curlew each time eluding It and each time
8* lnglng in the saddle as the playful brute
ceme to his feet. It was all incredibly
rapid, and "aow the boy handled his long,
lccse-Jolnted legs Is yet a mystery to ma.
There wa;e twelve of these backward half
sr.mersault3 In that ninety-foot corral, and
tlten the maneuver was given over, form
ing merely an unostentatious prelude to
the real tactics of the fight.
With a shrill whistle cf rage that brought
my heart against my ribs, the bay ma<|p
se\eral sharp sidelong Jumps and then
took to running. Through the corral gale,
acrcss the flat, up the steep pitch and Into
the town he went, the whole company of
Interested spectators following at their
various best paces. Curlew sat him with
sv.aylng ease, (he hackamore rope hang
lnK loose In his hand; he made no attempt
to stop or to guide.
In the ml 1st of the town the run ended
In the Inevitable buck, and thenceforth the
fun waxed fast end turlous. We were not
irii-taken In our horse; the brute was all
his looks Indicated?and more. The battle
only lasted some fifteen minutes, but In
that short space of time he called Into ac
tive use every resource of equine trickery
and threw himself into every startling con
tortlon that horse anatomy permits of. He
bucked straight and sideways and turned,
and fell, and reared, and kicked, squealing
agr.ln and again In that fierce, unholy man
ner, till It reemed impossible that the
plucky red-haired rider could longer endure
the awful nack-wrenchlng strain. A fall,
too, meant death, for the horse would have
slashed him before he touched ground or
struck him with front feet as he lay. Dur
ing the first twelve or fourteen minutes of
the fight that boy's life was not worth t.ie
value of a cigarette; between rage and
fear, the horse was stark mad, arid, had
there been the sign of an opening, would
have leaped headlong Into the reputed In
ferno a half a mile below.
The plain, straightaway bucking of him
was In Itself something to wonder at. He
seemed to go second-story high each time,
and when Just at the apex of his Jump,
would fling both forelegs above his head, In
approved brldle-flghter fashion, or lash out
behind wtth such wickedness as to make
his back almost perpendicular. Once he
bucked into the blacksmith's shop, where
only Curlew's unfailing coolness saved his
brains. Another blind leap landed the crazy
creature on the hotel veranda, from which
he Immediately threw himself off back
ward. A shout of horror went out from
the more Impressionable onlookers, but by
some strange skill or fortuity the bo
cleared himself and was In the saddle again
when the horse scrambled to his feet.
As the moments wore on and his whole
repertoire of strength and strategy was
worked through, without in the least un
fixing his rider, the white-eyed pony began
to lose heart; it was the first time *hat any
man had been so tenacious of g.lp, and
gradually his leaps became weaker and less
vicious. Then Curlew's quirt and blood
seeking spurs urged him to more vigorous
efforts, but even these could not much
longer sustain the engagement. Dripping
with blood and sweat, nearly dead with
fatigue, and entirely shorn of his pride, hs
finally succumbed, and permitted himself
to be guided about at the rider's will. A
heavy-throated cheer burst from the
crowd, and Curlew, rather pale and weak,
but ever smiling, was rapturously dragged
from the saddle and carried into Dillon's,
an Inert monument of glory to his merry
and demonstrative friends.
After the hero, his worshipers, the an
tagonistic party, and all outsiders had been
duly refreshed, which required some little
time, we bent ourselves again to the mat
ter in hand, and prepared to witness the
second bout of the man against horse bat
There was almost as wide a difference in
the appearance of the two riders as be
tween the bay and the buckskin. The
south valley ehamplon was much shorter
than Curlew and better knit. If I had not
seen the confusing dexterity of the lanky,
red-haired boy' I should have esteemed this
the likelier man. His movements were
alert and he showed much experience; In
complexion almost black, with a bearded
and somewhat sinister face?"Charley Raw
lins, late av N'Mlxlco, an' bad whin he's
dforinkin'," as Dillon catalogued him. Tks
buckskin pony remained In his down
cast posture and allowed the New Mexican
to saddle him unresistingly, merely cock
ing his hairy ears?one forward and the
other back?and watching behind through
the tall of his slitted eye. I was standing
alongside old Joe during this peaceful over
ture. and noted the old man's chuckle,
grim and ominous.
Charley led his jnount out from the cor
ral to the flat, amUanfltitng his finely work
ed Mexican hat d#*n oyer his eyes, vaulted
cleanly to his srat..f The yellow pony
waked up immediate# and took the buck,
not wildly and ferocHMssly, as thi bay had
done, but lu a caUn, matter-of-fact sort of
way that convinced it was his natural
gait. Just as amkhe# horse might have
galloped or trotteff, f<7dld this beast buck,
and for two blessed Jl&urs maintained the
pace without a Altera Nor in all that
heart-breaking period Jdld his lhiial prog
ress exceed 100 yvdaf It was most aston
ishing, not one superfluous movement was
made, he simply kept, cm and on, each jump
bilng almost semt>-rintalar, that is, landing
with hia head where his tail had started
from, and vice versa.
This is What the oowpunchers call chang
ing ends, and It is hot difficult to imagine
the efteot of such a protracted merry-go
round sensation on the rider. The buck
ing was neither high nor fierce, but the
?train of that continuous swirl must have
been racking. There was one slight varia
tion which the sortibby buckskin allowed
himself In his system, though this was of
such nature as to be rather disconcerting
to a rider with a head already far from
steady. It was to turn In the air aftar the
usual fashion, but Instead of alighting on
stiffened legs, to fall clumsily on one Mde,
the pony saving himself by bending a fore
leg back under him. It was an ugly trick
to evade, and the black New Mexican must
have b?en clear grit to hold his own so
long. His face grew pallid and drawn, and
after a while his Btomach revolted.
At the close of the second hour he was
helpless; his will was still in the thing, but
his body was limp and Ineffective, and the
blood trickled from his nosa and ears. The
pony still worked with the monotonous
regularity of a steam exhaust, and the end
was unquestionably rear.
When it came, the man was sprawled to
one side, and the horse Immediately lapsid
Into his usual drooping attitude of watch
ful sleepiness. Some of us ran to assist
Rawlins, who lay just as he had fallen, too
weak to rise. But he waved us back; his
face was malignant with shame and anger,
and dlstortsd by pain; altogether, with the
pallor and the blood-streaked beard, he was
not an exhilarating sight. Rolling over to
his side, he raised himself partially on an
elbow, and before we could close in on him.
had drawn his Colt's and fired. The big
gun spoke sharply, and with a moan that
was almost human the buckskin pony
lurch id heavily to the ground.
We reached Rawlins in time to take the
smoking revolver from,*his nerveless grasp;
but as he fell back again, I heard him mut
ter thickly: "There, curse ye, y' mud-skin
ned lull-hound! Ye'll wear no more men
The prostrate bronco-buster's friends had
taken him up, and Dillon was In the midst
of a brilliant address, awarding with much
ornate language the purse to Curlew, when
an Incident in form of anticlimax took the
tioor from the speaker, and wound up the
sport with a haarty burst of good-natured
I had the history of this incident after
ward. It seems that the boys of the town
?the Juveniles. I mean?had organized and
schemed to place tn unregistered and un
expected entry In the contest; and their
scheme was eminently successful?and
amusing. The camp supported a little
half-brted rat of about twelve years, a
marvel in his love for, and command over,
horses; he must have been born and rear
ed upon their backs, so easily did he l>e
ccme them. It was this urchin, Pedro by
name, who was elected to represent the
younger faction in the riding. There was
one difficulty that would- have baffied most
boys; no bad horse was forthcoming, but
Pedro was so extremely Indifferent as to
'the nature or build of his mount that even
this was an easy adjustment. At the ex
treme upper end of the town was a butch
er's cow corral, and in it conllned a bunch
of cattle new from the range; one of these,
a great red and white four-year-old stejr,
was selected, and Pedro eagerly started on
his ride to fame.
Dillon was getting well warmed to his
much-prepared and patriotic oration, when
Pedro and the frantic steer appeared, rush
ing down the pitch from the town above.
There was an unrestrained howl from the
assemblage. In which even Dillon Joined,
and the dirty, dare-devil brat shot out an
answering grin from the careening ba;k
of his astonished steer. It was a thin? to
make that old gulch quiver with laugh'er.
Some one had dressed the boy especially
for the game; he had on a pair of heavy
l'rlnged, full-sized shaps, at least eight
Inches too long for him, and only kept
from entirely covering his feet by the
shanks of a pair of huge Mexican spurs,
all bells and bangles. His Impish face was
surmounted by a five-Inch sombrfrro. a
heavy quirt In one hand and In the other a
coll of rawhide lariat, which was looped
only over the steer's horns. And how that
animal was twisting himself, head down
and tall up! But the boy clung like a
barnacle, by what means I have no con
jecture. It Is well known yiat a steer has
no withers, that he can buck through the
cinches of any saddle, and a cowboy with
out his saddle Is not formidable. Yet there
was that lean young heathen, hampered
by the awkward trappings they had put
on him, perched on his arching, unglrdled
steed, with all the pert composure of a
tomtit on a pump handle, which is old
Joe's simile.
"Cum aff av that, ye young limb," shout
ed Dillon, as the steer rushed madly by
us; the boy waited, however, till the crowd
was passed, and then, skillfully twitching
his rope from the steer's horns, slid harm
lessly to the ground. He could scarce walk
for the grotesque accouterments, but when
he did reach us, the boys greeted him riot
"Give the money to the kid," said Cur
lew, laconically. "That's a trick I can't
do," and, 'midst clamors of commendation
and assent, the breed urchin was given the
How the Distance Traveled by the
Bees Can Be Determined.
From the Baltimore American.
The range of the honey bee is but little
understood by the masses, many supposing
that bees go for miles In quest of nectar,
while others think that they go only a short
distance. It may be curious to many to
unde.-stahd how any one can tell how far
the bees may fly, but this Is simple when
understood. Tears ago, when the Italian
bees were first Introduced In the United
States, these "bees, having marks different
to the common bees 'already here, they
were very easily distinguished, and after
any bee keeper had obtained the Italian
bees they could be observed and their
range easily noticed. If bloom is plentiful
close where bees are located they will not
go very far, perhaps a' mile In range, but
If bloom Is scarce they may go five miles.
Usually about three miles la as far as they
may go profitably.
Bees have been known to go as far as
eight miles In a straight line, crossing a
body of water that distance to land. It U
wonderful how the little honey bee can go
so far from Us home and ever find Its way
back to Its own particular hive. If, while
the little bee Is out at its home or hive, the
hive should be moved some tap to twenty
feet, according to tfce surroundings, when
it came back to where Its home was first
located It would be hopelessly lost. If Its
home was In an open space with no other
objects close, It mlghrt And Its way home,
but even should ther.hlve; be moved only k
few feet, many of the bees would- get lost.
So to move a hive. If done In the winter
time, it would be aU right, but If In the
summer time It should >? done after dark,
or when the bees aro not flying, and even
then the bees should he stirred up some,
and smoke blown li? .at the hive entrance,
arid a board or some .object placed In front
of the hive, so that the bees In coming out
may mark their new Iqcation. Bees, no
doubt, are guided by sight, and also sense
of smell. They are attracted by the color
of bloom, as If they are at work on a cer
tain kind of bloom they are not likely to
leave that particular kind of bloom for any
other as long as they can find that kind.
Again, bees are often attracted to sweets
by their sense of smell, for they will go
after sweets even if in the dark. If close.
However, any kind of sweets may be plaoed
In glass In plain sight, but if covered, so as
not to emit any smell, the bees will take no
notice of It.
"Leave the bouse." cried little Sinks,
making a brave bluK of strength to the
"I Intend to. my small friend," replied
the burglar, oourteously. "I am merely af
ter the contents. When I take houses I
do it through the regular real estate chan
nels."?Harper's Buu.
the: casixo be.i
Where Parisians Enjoy Life in Their
Own Peculiar Way.
Gambling and Racing Are More
Popular Than Bathing.
Spwlal Correspondence of The Evening 8t*r.
TROUVIL.LE, June 23, 1898.
seaside resort has no
casino it is no resort
at all, but what they
call a petit trou pas
cher, "a little hole
not dear." "No one
resorts to it. Fami
lies And themselves
there for the health
fulness and quiet. A
casino is the first
sign that a beach is
waking up. And the
first sign of a casino
is the cool, airy buildings, fluttering with
flags and awnings. It has shaded prome
nades and terraces. It has music. It has
fireworks. In the afternoon it causes
women to wake up and dress. Its evening
entertainments cause men to sleep late of
Undoubtedly the life of casinos is not the
highest form of existence, and from the
more aristocratic point of view its mixed
society leaves much to be desired. But
there are casinos and casinos. It would be
hard to imagine, for example, what the
ordinary visitor to Dieppe could find to
compensate him for the entertainment of
the Etabllssement. I take It that the
Dieppe casino stands for the most respect
able and family-like form of this continent
al seaside feature. You cannot even bathe
In comfort without patronizing It. The
beach at Dieppe Is naturally a mass of
bowlders, varying in size from cobblestones
to marbles. Only the casino follf have
thought It worth while to clear away tho
worst of these foot and kites lacerating?
nuisances. The casino grounds include a
good strip of the best part of the beach.
Their bath houses are the prettiest and
cleanest. Their attendants ars the most
numerous and the most polite. Their awn
ings are the only awnings on the beach.
Only Place of Shade.
For that matter there are many things
in Dieppe that one can do only at the ca
sino. The hotels are far back from the
sea, across a stretch of blistering sand.
If you desire to sit and watch the waves
and listen to the moaning of the deep you
must give up a franc and watch and listen
underneath the awnings of the casino. The
rambling building, with its long, cool
porches, stretches far along the sands.
There Is no other shade. Back in the old
town, it is true, there are cool streets be
tween cool, old stone houses. Outside of
the town, upon the cliffs, there are cool
drives and shady groves, with orchards,
meadows, running streams and Jolly little
villages. But on the beach the best of
. everything Is taken up by the casino, and
to the casino visitors must look for half
their comfort.
Go through a single day of the DleDDe
??.nne.f,nd y?U wlU qulckly 8ee how much
casino life must count for even in so fa
?* thu large Norman coast
town with its interesting suburbs. You are
S2f ? l? 1Ive ln a h?tel. but may have
lodgings In the town. In either case, how
ever, finishing your morning coffee, roll and
?a! ofbutt?r. there is nothing to be done
but taka a morning ride through the green
countryside. Many take an early dip into
ths sea from the casino beach. And tour
ists find a pleasure lp exploring the quaint
life and architecture of the town. Apart
if0"1 'his you must take to the country.
It Is Joyful, when the heart Is young to
whoop it up through foi ?st glades, to sit
upon the orchard-covered cliffs and carol
free while drinking Norman cider. It is
gay to troop through old chateaux, inspect
romantic ruins and sit down to iunch ln
some chance village auberge; and it Is com
forting to roll back Into cool, stone-built
Dieppe again and sleep till 4 o'clock in the
long aftjrnooij. But It Is scarcely seaside
life. The seaside life begins and ends with
the casino.
Attracts the Vtats. *
At 4 p.m. the women are beginning to get
up and put on their smart frocks; and the
chief thing about a smart frock la that it
must be seen and admired. This Is wtoy
thj women flock to the oaslno In the after
noon. 1 a casino porches stretoh along the
beach. There are awnings and umbrellas
everywhere. There la Ao dirt, there la no
sun. There are cool drinks and ?asy chairs.
The band plays sweetly, while tb iu ac
companiment a thousand ~rM Inssul peo
ple sit and chat and flirt decorously. Hun
dreds gamble through the afternoon at the
cheap tabUs of the "little horses." Bat
the gambling la not serious, as it la here
at Trouvllle. Whole families lounge In the
casino grounds till dinner time, at 7 p.m.
Then, when the evening comes, what shall
be done ln Dlippe outside of the casino?
The hotels give dances once a week or
not so often. In the town there are two
theaters. But the oaaino otters fireworks,
promenadss to music, while Its own little
theater has the beat talent that may be
procured from Paris.
Here at Trouvllle the casino life is more
pretentious, more expensive, fastsr and has
much lfss flavor of the family. The Trou
vllle casino has no grounds to speak of,
does not own the beach and does not set up
as a general entertainment monopoly. Trou
vllle has one of the finest beaches In thi
world, administered for the common good,
possessed of every convenience. The hotels
are strung along the bsach, quite close to
It; and up and down for something like two
miles there Is a splendid board walk. The
casino cannot fence the sea walk In, It
cannot levy taxes on sea bathing; so its
people think It best to Ignore that tiulr
place is by the sea at all and set up the
gay Paris life Instead.
The Life X Sight.
Undoubtedly the feature of the Trouvllle
casino is its night life ? theatrical and
music hall, ln the first place, and gambling
afterward. The building Is all gay, with
sea green, white and gold. Its oafe ter
races swsep the board walk promenade of
afternoons. Its restaurant is good, and
dear. Its music is expensive. In its theater
you will see gathered fashionable Paris au
dlences, who must be entertain ?d by ?lie
most noted Paris artistes. Clubmen and
horsey men And themselves very much at
home. Parisian ladles of society tlnd It
amusing to come her: and mingle in a l.fe
they are supposed to more or less Ignore In
Paris. The Trouvllle Casino, to be frank,
is rich but fast.
The theory of the government In Franco
torlay is that all kinds of gambling are
wrong?In cities. Ths multitude must be
?aved from temptation. So. In Paris, if you
want to bet upon the races you must g) out
to the track and do It. There are no pool
rcoms and no commission houses In I no
capital or any other large French town. In
this way, also, baccarat, roulette and rouge
et-noir may not bi played In "open" clubs,
to which admission is an easy farce. In tl-e
rtal clubs the members gamble to their
1 earts' content; out not the multitude.
Now. following this line of thought, the
explanation of the Trouvllle baccarat ap
r-?ars. The multitude has no par; in the
Trouvllle life. Trouvllle Is too expensive,
and the Paris multitude Is saving. At J>1
eppe, where people crowd more thickly, bac
carat or any serious gambling Is prohibited.
At the most you may put down a Jolla.- on
the "littli horses." Here at Trouvill.j,
where the upper crust of sporting life lias
found Its place, the salle de baccarat cou'd
not be told from that at Monte Carlo. As
ai Monte CarH, the ladles play. And, as at
Mccte Carlo, the women are?mix ;d. Un
married girls do not frequent the Trouvllle
Casino. Socloty women may do any hlr.g.
The others, quite as richly dressed '.ni al
most quite as well behavid, move with j
great freedom from the music hall to (he
cafe and from the cafe to the hall of l>ac- j
carat. The great sin Is not to have suffi
cient money to keep up th! pace.
A Calm Retreat.
Taking the sea air by night in this way.
Trouviile is peaceful beyond words all
through the morning. Just across the *vay
the really aristocratic little town of l>eau
vllle goes through its calm, family-like rou
tine, extremely English, where the mothers !
and their daughters bathe in arreat seclu- |
sion, play lawn tennis, drive in dog carts,
take quiet naps and brace up on tea at
p.m. Deauville only touches TroavilJa at [
the point of the Casino: and the fathers and
th? brothers are the only ones woo touch it.
It is true tha: th? Trouville hotels have
quantities of rich folk lit them; but if they
do not themselves maka the tapage of the
liveliest beach on the Fr-nch cons*, tnoy I
enjt-y It?or they would not come to Trou
The Trouvllle morning Is extremely peace- I
ful. Half the people are asleep. The little
town Is at the bottom of high cliffs, a two- I
mile semlclrfcle of hotels and villas, backed
by the few streets or the old fishing village,
climbing upward. The semicircle of hotels !
and villas faces an >xpar.se of beach mjre
than half a mile in breadth at low tide.
The sea and sky are all pale blue and hazy [
white; the sands are creamy white, dotted
with gay tents and big umbrellas; the ho
tels and villas go In for strlpsd awnings,
and look coolly dark In the shade of the
great cllfTs, on whose tops, away up, are |
the apple orchards. If there is high tide
you may see certain bathing in the morn- '
Ing. They still take the s?a at Trouvllle,
though sea bathing Is not the great feature.
As the Trouville morning slides along the I
restaurant verandas of the hotels and cafes
bigin to show some signs of life. On the
boardwalk they begin to take a promenade [
for appetite, the men in serges, flannels iind
light "business suits," the women tve.i In
shirt waists! They will have lots of limi
to change again for the first public function 1
of the day, upon the rac? course. It is the
race course here at Trouvlll# that divides I
the public life with the Casino.
The Time (or Gomipi.
The "world" comes only to a conscious
ness of itself again each day at 3 p.m. upon
the grand stand. Every one knows every
one, or else pretends to. The gossip of
these coteries Is taken up where it left oft
at night. The conduct of So-and-So's sta
ble trainer, the conduct of So-and-do s hus
band, the extravagance of this young man
and the exuberance of this young woman
take up more time to discuss than the most
famous triumphs of diplomacy and war.
I actually believe that half the people here
Imagine that the United States are' situat
ed somewhere down In South America!
Much has been said against the fairness of
the seaside race track here In France, de
spite the great names of the horses' own
ers. Perhaps the explanation lies In the
fact that the present-day stable proprietor
knows nothing about the management of
his property. Leaving everything, as he
does, to his English trainer, in blind con
fidence, his horses are run as the trainer
8leases?run to win or run to lose. Un
oubtedly some strange things are seen on
the Trouvllle-DeauvUle race course. Un
doubtedly the people clamor and express
disgust throughout the afternoon. And?as
undoubtedly?they whisper and plead with
each other for the magic thing they all be
lieve In?the "right tip."
Wsklsg With th* Twlllgkt.
Do you think thee* folk are the kind to
overlook the Joys of the Casino after din
ner? Th* women make delicious toilettes,
and th* men put on their "smokers," that
costume originating in America as "th*
Tux*do." Through th* Late afternoon and
early evening there la a continual prome
nade along th* boardwalk. Th* hot*!
porches look Ilk* true cafes. The sunlight
falls upon the sea In gorgeous color, lights
begin to twinkle on tb* shor*. Th* twi
light humming of a rich and Isolated sea
side town Is musical and gentle. A sweet
calm la falling upon ths people. But the
people show not calm, but rather some
thing Ilk* expectancy and nervousness. As
in Paris, every one Is waking up to see
do. The night has com*. Soon you may
listen to Yvette Oullbert and Anna H*ld
sing songs they never brought out In their
transatlantic trips. In gorgeous "ban"
Hungarian orchestras strike up th* osar
daa. Soon ths nightly baocarat will be la 1
its full swing. And as th* tights of th*
hot*la go down decorously th* great Trou- I
vllle Casino biases up magnlOoantly. sur
rounded by its satellites. It Is past mid*
night and than past 3 a.m. Th* bars and
"grill rooms" show a lively company. On
th* Casino terraces th* crowd is almost
noisy. Woman of society are not among
them. On th* boardwalk ther* la even tip
sy laughter. 8TBRLJNQ HEILIO.
The seventeenth International Christian
Endeavor convention opens In Naahville,
Teen.. Wedneaday evening, July 0, and
closes Monday evening, July U. This is
th* first international Christian Endeavor
convention to be held In the south, and
the young people of Naahville have been
earnestly at work for two years to make
the arrangementa for the convention as
complete as possible. The program Is re
garded as th* best ever offered to attend
ants upon an International convention. The
principal meetings will be held In the Cen
tennial buildings In Exposition Park. The
churches ot the city and the Union Ooapel
Tabernacle, having a seating capacity of
about 0,000, win also be utilised.
The District of Columbia delegation will
leave the city for Naahville Monday morn
ins. July 4. arriving la Nashville on Wed
r~La)- Tt!T occupy a car attache*
to the special train of the east Pennsylva
nia delegation.
JftTST??* R?bert '? T">Ior <" Tennes.ee
will deliver the address of welcome at t'i?
convention sp"akln(t for the state. Hex Ira
Landrlth. chairman of the committee of
Ji "'"'"'' for the committee, ami Rev.
T, I % I'"?, wlU *l*ak for the pastors. Mr.
Of the "T .thUl ?M> Wl" l*?"<
of the large choruses, and Mr E O Kxceli
of Chlcairo leads the other.
The District Endeavorers will have their
whUe to Nash villa in Moore
Memorial Presbyterian Church, on Broad
street opposite Stonewall street R? An
"as,or ^ has a mem
ardl. 1' ha! Property worth (.'luiui
and Is the second largest church of Its
denomination In the city.
??',eavorer? and other rn.ml.er. of
win send'ThT M K Church South
will send their pastor. Kev. J W Duffey
to the Nashville convention. The C K*
Kuat on^T mUn h ha* ,U ~n,l-annu.i
row even?ng: ?fflCera at 7 ? ctock *"??*
President and Mrs. Francis E Clark have
tend. 'y retUrn::d ?u ?his country from
tendance on the British national C E
2g'Vien!i0n h,eldJn ?las?ow. Scotland May
28-31- Twenty buildings were "rrman to
^om?od?te this convention. During the
l>asi >ear Oreat Britain enrolled JU o?1
SJTSf^Bri^ ?? !K'W ?oc'?"? ma*.
8 British Endeavorers In all A
message was sent to the Nash? le conven
tion on a V,nion Ihi W tu <
convention will held in
The board of officer, and " 1? ,9""
the District c and officers-elect of
is? "xTdL,^'SSSTS:
P*cted he will secure th- * ex"
IWO of the ablest divines of . h? ?ne 0r
take filacer nn .k lnM ?' 'he country to
lessons are found in . Scripture
in the household" the,i.?' <iod
converting Influence Tn an'^'f^My d *h
the parental authority I,
Myer. t^P
parture of the nth Cavalry forft. !"
and the arrival ..t .i, J the *outh,
eagerly again taV? formerl>' Interested
s>:;~-??" -
attendance on' the m"ZnK \^h^un
Pre^yte"an Church. ^Ty
b^Tn'r ?.fJhe Wulet H?w ?o the num
UMn!^"um0ntHKO ?en?ral Secretary John
deavur u-^.i. ?e Christian En
that point has bow twen reached."0*" th"
force of a projectile.
The Path of the ShelT That -- ,||, the
The Haw York Herald print, a report of
the correspondent of the London Telegraph
at Guantanamo describing the effects of
the projectile that struck the Texas while
~he was silencing rhore batteries during
the army landing at Baiquirl. The corres
pondent said:
nrThe.P.r0^Ct"? WaS a ,teeI 8i*"?nch shell.
11 ls believed, from one of the high
power ship s guns that have been mounted
on the fortifications since Admiral Cer
% eras fleet ?a? blockaded In Santiago har
bor. It struck the Texas on the ,H,rt bow
between the gun oeck and the spar deck'
bursting in the forward compartment.'
where there are srx O-pounder guns, three
on cither side. The crews of all these guns
were at. quarters and there were besides
a number of other men In the compartment
the time.
"It Is miraculous that only one man was
killed apd eight wtunded. The part of the
ship hit is outside the central citadel and
th^VeK.,he Pro"^??J deck. The sides of
of a ste-l i'!?? polnt of 'nipact consisted
"hick The in n "I* 8n.d a -juarter Inches
thick. The shell pierced this like so mm h .
E'" I mit*? stanchion amldshlpsTid
exploded about seven feet from the plating
fuwi /!/starboard side. A noteworthy fea
fnrwJ? 'he stiel plating was that It af
board no rpi'nters or debris to carry ln
tarl m . torn 11,10 rlbb,1"? and folded
, ? W^y t"at K"ve th' Impression
bvth.'lmr^ "l'lal had half melted
Th, .h .^ k a"d Passa?'' of the projectile.
The shock, however, was not sufficient to
explode the shell, and had It missed the
't.,W?,llld have through
the irtarboard side and (KMslbly exploded
outside the ship. I'rfortunately, the stanch
lon was directly In the path of the shell and
tne heavy metal column offered enough re
rtn/nAe.,l? "Plod? "? The effect was tre
rinc. Although the shell was only a small
one. Six Inches In diameter, and. therefore,
not weighing mere than about seventy
pounds. It practically wrecked the big com
partment In which It burst, while the smoke
f'o? 'l forced Itself down the ammunl Ion
? ?? ai?? th? forward compartments
"'J*" "hl?? r ,h4t for a f*w minutes the
crew were almost suffocated. The stanch
en was shivered Into atoms for two feet of
!r ,, f'J1' a"d the fragments of the burst
-lit k ^ 5 forward against the starboard
^ l?e "out Plates outward
to a depth of three inches. Juat at this
point one of Ule big double-htaded angle
ThST fram* w" Situated.
thtlkV^f h ,te*1- nearly twice as
thick and heavy as a railroad rail, was cut
through In two pieces aa If It had been
trade of cheese, and nearly two feet of It
w"/"^ri lad away bodily In minute pieces
? of the shell ploughed a furrow
d?*" th# ?t<5el deck just as s plough would
cut through the soft soil of a fallow fleld.
It jut aad broke another rib of the ship,
and, breaking It^lf in two. both piecei
lodged In a cable reel standing close to the
starboard aide. The core of this reel was a
prtam ot oak over two feet In drcumfer
?noe and there waa wound on It at the
iL?* a oo'' of heinp hawser that made a
cylinder about four feet In diameter. The
Ul?P.KrOP*. *" through to the wood
',rtm w" ahlvered
to splinters. This one fact alone would
f* ""??tont to give an idea of the appall
,? mo<1*n projeotUee fthowers
. "PUntora, resulting from the ex
-is? JJb*." ltMit Ml4 ^ atanchlon
and angle Irons, swept along the ata<bo*rd
?J?**"" ??*? "mrtr foot, cutting off heads
of U4U. breaking gun fitting, and stripping
* eoore of Ben had
worked tor hours with Meal chisels.
*rery man to IU path waa wounded.
Oaa gunner waa hit with no fewer than
?*?*>. each about the size
At **? moOMW,t the shell
sxploded one man waa standing right in
U* Se waa literally Mown to frag
"jjnto. He waa talking to a ooarade, and.
strangs as It may seem, the latter, although
toaa than arm's length away, waa unhurt,
aave for being knocked down by the shock
of the explosion. Others of the men.
thirty feet from the fatal ahot, had a dosen
pieces of the shell plunged Into their bodies.
A remarkable feature of the explosion waa
e?*11"?** of the piece. Into which the
shelly buret. It shivered lntq fragment,
weighing about an ounce. The only Meca
of any else picked up was rather tmm than
naif the base, just enough to enable It to be
ascertained that It had been a six-Inch
shell, fired from a high-power breechload
lng gun, and exploded by a percussion fuse
fixed In the nose."
Wsr ruseli (or 1
From the Qleen Bsrerd.
A man from Prince William county, Va_,
Edmund Berkeley, haa Invented a shield
for riflemen aad * protection for skirmish
ers. It la built of steel to shape of a fun*
nel. The sharpshooter or skirmisher Ilea
on the ground with his bead aad body pro
tected by the funnnel aad thrusts his gun
through a tuba.
Perry Patettto?"Wot to a popular loan,
anyway V
Wayworn Watson?'The prtoa ?t a
drink, "?Cincinnati Enquirer.

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