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"BILL" BURKE BRUISER
The Fifth Ward Politician Ex
plains Some Matters
RELATIONS WITH "DE PUSH"
How He Got Into the National Demo-
cratic Convention
He Mada "Loan*" to Oeorge Arbuckle, Ed
Mcdlnley and tha Strikers but Never
Purchased a Solitary Vote
One result has been accomplished by
the meeting of the Democratic congress
ional convention In this city, for which
almost universal thanks will go up. Dis
closures have been made which Will have
the effect of eliminating as a factor in
the counsels of the Democracy a person
who has long made himself objection
able upon every occasion that arose, and
whose presence and advice have never
been of benetlt to the party or the candi
date he supported.
The individual referred to is William
R. Burke, who has within the past four
years brought disgrace upon three Dem
ocratic conventions he attended by en
gaging lit melees and fist lights, at the.
same time laying claim and making pre
tensions to the title of gentleman.
But yesterday morning the person,
Burke, was afforded the opportunity to
make an ass of himself, and it is needless
to add that he accepted it.
The night before he had engaged in a
fisticuff with Councilman Thomas Sav
age. The statement had been made
that the Burke individual had for $36
purchased the vote of George Arbuckle
to bo cast for him for delegate to the
Democratic convention. Burke denied
It. ami then struck Savage a cowardly
blow.
Then a melee followed. This was after
thi nventlon had adjourned, and the
whole affair had nothing to do with
that gathering, nor were the delegates
interested in knowing whether Burke
paid Arbuckle $3."i or $700 to vote for him
or for anybody else.
But when the convention had assem
bled yesterday morning Burke arose to
a question of privilege. He said that th ;
statement had gone forth from Sacra
mento that he had paid Oeorge Arbuckle
$35 to vote for him for delegate to Chi
cago. This he wished to deny. He had
engaged George Arbuckle and Ed Mc-
Ginley to work for him In the Seventh
ward, which he had understood was very
slose. For this work he had paid them.
He needed their support and their influ
ence, and this he thought was all right.
Later he bad loaned George Arbuckle
$2 t a note for $100 that Arbuckle had
put up as security. He had also, he said,
loaned money to others. He had been
asked by the correspondent of The Her
ald for a loan at Sacramento. There
were some who wanted to go to the
Sacramento convention, and he had "as
sisted" them from his private purse.
When Burke took his scat the conven
tion jeered him.
Immediately up rose Albert Searl. the
correspondent referred to. Mr. Searl
happened to be on the stage, but Burke
had not seen him,
•'Mr. Chairman," said Mr. Searl, "I
would like to ask Burke 1f he ever gave
me one penny or one dollar at Sacramen
to or elsewhere?"
"No," said Burke shamefacedly, "no.
But you asked me for a loan and I
told you I would give you the money."
This closed the incident as far as the
convention was concerned, and Burke
retired from the ball. Ho was not again
seen on the Iloor. At the afternoon ses
sion he did not show his face.
Burkes own admission is that he
"loaned" money to George Arbuckle and
others who had it In their power to name
or assist In naming a delegate to Chica
go. Burke is not a philanthropic per
son who loans out his coin for the good
of humanity nor to assist any one unless
he has ample security. In the common
parlance of "de push," he Is known as
"a tight wadj" It Is indeed fortunate for
him that about the time he wanted the
votes of Arbuckle and a gang of heelers
he commenced "loaning" them money,
In the face of his record as a person who
clings closely to all that he has. He
wanted votes, and his relations with peo
ple of the Arbuckle stripe consequently
became close.
The passing of "Major" W. R. Burke
can be announced.
SAYS THEY ARE FALSE
Charges Against tha Whittier School Attnchea
by a Former Inmate
The following Associated Press dis
patch was received from Fresno last
evening:
"The livening Expositor publishes a
long article condemnatory of tbe man
agement of the Whittier reform school,
based on the confession of a former in
mate named Robinson, now under ar
rest for the alleged commission of an
infamous crime. Robinson states that
boys and girls go to the school wayward,
but often innocent of vicious practices,
but are speedily corrupted by other and
more criminal inmates. The subordi
nate attaches of the school aro charged
with aiding and even participating In
Immoral practices with the inmates.
The Expositor says the atmosphere of
the so-called reformatory seems devoid
of moral constituents, their room being
usurped by satanic characteristics
where vice thrives."
THE YOUTH'S RECORD.
Superintendent Coffin of the Whittier
school was communicated with by tele
phone last evening, and stated to a Her
ald representative that tho youth in
puestion was released on parole several
months ago, on the representation that
his mother was In a dying condition,
and that his help was badly needed at
home. He stated that when the youth
first came to the school he caused con
siderable trouble on account of the prac
tices for which he is now in trouble in
Fresno. During the latter part of the
time he was in the institution his record
was good. Mr. Coffin says that his
charges against the attaches are abso
lutely without foundation, and he is sur
prised that they should be made on the
unsupported testimony of a youth of the
character of Robinson.
DONE BY FOOTPADS
An Old Soldier Held Vp by Highwaymen at
Aanta Monica
Last evening Sheriff Burr received a
telephone message from Deputy Charley
Mohane, who is spending his vacation at
Santa Monica, notifying him that an old
soldier had been dangerously wounded
by a couple of footpads in an attempt to
hold him up. Tlie shooting took place on
one of the back streets of Santa Monica.
The old soldier was presumably on his
way to the home when he was assaulted.
He was aatcked by the two men, and
when he showed fight thoy opened lire
on him. He was wounded in two places,
one of the bullets striking him in the up
per part of the left arm, and ranging up
ward, lodged in the back part of hi 3
the base of the skull. The other
bullet took effect in the calf of the left
leg. One of the bullets was fired from a
:i2-ealiber revolver, and the other from
a 38. The old man is not believed tn be
mortally wounded. Officers ate in pur
suit of the highwaymen. Tlie violin's
name could not be learned.
an ungrateful Persian.
He Didn't Get Hack thn Fee He Had Paid
to Ilia Doctor.
Surgeons and physicians tn tho United
States nro now and then sued for malprac
tlco by dissatisfied patients. Not infre
quently the suit is nn ntenipt either to ex
tort money from the practitioner or to lino
him for not curing an incurable. In Per
sia patients aro still more unscrupulous,
and try to get hack tho doctor's fee even
when lie has cured them. Dr. Wills, an
English physician, tells in his "Land of
tho Lion and Sun" his experience with a
Persian patient, a well to do baker of Is
pahan.
Tho baker had been successfully operat
ed upon for cataract, and tho doctor hail
been paid £4, but tho baker, though seeing
with both eyes, regretted the £4. Ono
day, while tlio doctor was proscribing in
tlie dispensary to a crowd of pick folks, a
melancholy procession entered. Tho
baker, with a rag of a differeut color over
ouch eye and a largo whito bandage round
his head, was supported Into tho room.
The relatives informed the doctor that,
through his treatment, tho baker had lost
his sight, and had como to get back his
£4, together with any compenKatisp. which
ho, the doctor, might lie pleased to'make.
"Ah, sahib, dear sahib, I am now stone
blind," said tho baker.
Tho crowd shook their heads. With
much difficulty tho doctor compelled tho
removal of tho bandages, and on lookiug at
his eyes saw that tho man's vision was
good. Though angry, he was cool. Tho
point was to make tho crowd see that the
man could see.
TakTng a largo leather box, in which
was an amputating kulfo, ho placed it on
the table. Then, seating himself, with tho
man on tho other side of tho tablo, lie said:
"Of course, if I have deprived you of
your sight, it is only fair that I should re
turn the money you novo paid and also
remunerate you. How much do you
want?"
A beatific smilo spread over tho baker's
face as lie unswerod:
"Oh, sahib, doctor sahib, I know you nro
great and generous. If you would pay
buck tho £4 and givo me£4() for my eyes,
I should pray for you—yes, I and my fam
ily, wo should all pray for you."
"Yes, yes; ho hus spoken well," chimed
in the spectators.
"Yes," replied tho doctor, "this is what
ought to be done in the caso you doscrlbe.
But"—nnd tho doctor shouted—"what
ought to bo done to the man who comes
here with aHo in his mouth? Know you,
bystanders, that this man sees perfectly?"
"Ah," continued tho doctor, "you dog,
I'll open your eyes!" And suddenly pro
ducing the amputating knife ho flashed it
lreforo the man's face. The baker flod
down stairs, pursued by tho more active of
tho crowd.
"Stop thief!" they shouted.
Every idler in tho bazaar took up the
cry; every hand and stick was turned on
the flying man. He was seized and his
turban torn off.
"Can you see now?" asked the doctor
from an open window.
"Oh, sahib, sahib, through your kind
ness I see, Indeed I do!"
GOLD MINES OF GUIANA.
No One Knows Whether There Are Any
In the Disputed Territory.
There aro today in what is probably in
disputable British territory placer gold
washings of value. Hero an industrious
man, if successful, can make handsomo
day's wages by his labor, but nothing
more. Tho formation is known as pocket
gold. In othor words, the action of water
has brought from somo piaco gold, which
has collected iv pockets, so that when ono
of these is found the finder is well reward
ed for his labor. Hut as yet in no place
havo sufficiently cxtensivo deposits of gold
been found to warrant the construction of
tho necessary works and the employment
of hydraulic machines for use in obtaining
tho gold. This, therefore, prevents tho
entering of capital, the formation of large
Interests and the production of gold in
much quantity.
The Cullao mine, which is tho ono great
exception, bognn with a capitalization ol
$00,000, of which a portion represented the
concession and tho land. For four years it
was operated without yielding dividends,
while iv the next period of 20 years it
distributed 115,000,000 in dividends nnd
the sumo amount of stock. After that
period, so far as I am aware, no authentic
information exists. Now, howovcr, it is
believed that tho mino is worked out. Ap
parently tho "pocketing" formation also,
appeared in this lode, for the story is told
that tho lode ended ono day, and no man
could say whither it wcut. It did not run
out; it simply stopped. One theory is that
nn earthquake disturbance caused a break,
tho lost portion being either lifted up or
lowered down or moved sidewiso; so that
it cannot bo told where it is. Therefore, iv
tho disputed territory there may or may
not be valuable goldilclils. No ono really
knows.—W. Nephew King in Contury.
USE OF THE SENSES.
Habit and Experience Play a Fart In See-
Ins; and Hearing.
If we ask ourselves just how it is that
wo see, hear and receive impressions from
tho senses, wo shall soon discover two
things. Tho first is that the explanations
"we soe with our eyes," "we hear with
our ears," etc., is not quite satisfactory.
It is easy enough to explain how certain
rays of light impinge on tho retina of tho
eye nnd certain wavos of air on the drum
of tho ear, but how theso purely physical
things are converted into purely psychical
things of sight and hearing no ono can ex
plain.
Our second discovery will bo that It is
not by the eye alone that we see or by tho
car alone that wo hear. Memory, or rather
experience or habit, plays a great part lv
all sensations, though we do not often
notice it unless our attention is drawn to
tho fact by somo circumstaneo that puts
experience at fault and thus produces a
souse illusion.
Have you ever noticed, for instance, how
experience helps you to recognize the posi
tion of sounds? If one made a noiso at a
little distance from you, you could instant
ly toll from what direction it came, because
oxperienco has taught you to jttdgo of this
mattor through tho very slight difference
iv the intensity of sound in your two ears.
An experiment will readily prove tills.
Stop up tho left enr firmly with cotton
wool and go into a dark room with somo
one else who carries a bell. Let the other
person strike the bell in different parts of
tho room, yoursolf remaining still No
matter where the bell is, it will always
scorn to you to sound on your right side,
oven though it may actually bo near tho
left car. Persons deaf in ono cor can never
tell whence a sound comes. It tukes two
ears to do this.
How fur experience Is our helper In
vision may bo appreciated when it is re
membered that the image of anything we
sco is received by tho eye upside down, yet
our constant experienco has so habltuuted
us to tho fact that we never know it.
It is a sort of experienco illusion which
makes the telegraph posts during a rail
way journey appear to mora backward, as
though they, too, wero In motion. We are
not accustomed to move so last It is
LOS ANGELES ITETvALD: EUIDAY AUGUST 21, 199©. 0
easier for the brain to think that nimc
thing else moves. Of course tho most fa
miliar instance of this class of Uluston,
however, is tin; phenomena of sunrise and
sunset—the apparent daily motion of the
sun across our sky. For all tenv.-t rial
purposes it is true to aay that the sun is
motionless. This apparent motion of it is
duo to tho revolution of the earth Itself,
not to any motion of tho sun.—Olnclnnr.ti
Enquirer.
A HALFWITTED HERO
"Talking of romarkablo esnapen," re
marked tho drummer, "I tliink I know
very few to bent that of whirli tho hero
was poor, bail wilted BUI Smith, whom I
mot at an nppalling mining disaster in
Scotland 10 or 18 years ago. At that ttnio
1 was doing my yearly round of tho man
ufacturing towns in England to got a lino
on the newest thing in carpets and ran
north to Glasgow to visit Rome friends.
Tho district for miles around is fairly hon
eycombed with coul mines. One forenoon
th#Startling Information rencheil the city
that there had boon nn explosion In one ol
the pits at Blantyre, a village seven or
eight miles BWay, anil curiosity drew mo
thithur. 1 don't believe I'll ever forget
the awful spectacle. Over tut) men wero
entombed, great volumes of smoke shot up
through thu pit mouth, and the wives and
mothers stood by ns near ns thoy dared,
weeping and wringing their hands for the
doomed men bolow.
"Rcscuo parties wero quickly made up,
but they were driven back repeatedly by
the blinding, choking fumes that belched
from the pit mouth. The crlos of the
women wero heartrending as they entreat
ed the rosuun party to go down. As
quickly as human hands and human hearts
could do it a fan was placed iv position
and the oage lowered over the deadly shaft,.
Still the mou, inured as they were to dan
ger, shrank baok. Billy Smith pushed his
way through them. He was a big, strong,
lanky fellow, sluggishly good natured and
known In tho village as the man who
didn't know much. Ho hud wandered
Into tho village half a dozen years before,
with a dirty, limping onr at his heels.
When ho was asked his name, ho said it
was only Billy—nothing more. So they
stuck Smith to tho Hilly because it was
easy end rigged him out with a full name.
"Hand tho pup," he said quietly, ''and
let me cao doon." An elderly wom
an who had three sons In tho pit blessed
him with tho tears streaming down her
cheeks, while the men stood back abashed
ami linlf ashamed. Billy was lowered
quickly, and in a few moments—it seemed
like nn eternity to tho wailing woman
above—he signaled for the cage to bo
brought up. It carried three men and a
boy, blaokened, choking, but unhurt.
"A few ot thu rescue party went down
with tho cagu nguin, for tho shaft was
clearer now, nud nyrro of tho entombed
miners wore quickly sunt to tho top. Then
tho horrors of tho scrno began to present
themselves. There had been a great up
heaval in tho mines by tho force of tho ex
plosion and the passages wero hopelessly
choked up with tons of fallen coat and de
bris. Mors men went to the rescuo. They
dug their picks into the awful wall in
front of thorn, urged on by the energy of
despair. Night fell, but still tho monoto
nous ring of tho picks struck through the
mine, which oven now was tho tomb of
many a strong man struck down in his
prima. Presently a sort of opening was
mado iu»o the stubborn wall of coal which
blocked up tho way and a man's arm pro
truded. Tho victim was quickly dug out
and conveyed to tho pit mouth. He wan
beyond all human help. Ho was not badly
mangled; ho had simply been ohokad tn
death by tho Are damp. His widow had
hovered oil tho day near tho pit and in the
blacknossof tho night tho flickering lights
of tho lamps shed feverishly on her wan
face. They had been married only a month
and she was on her way to tho pit with
her husband's dinner when tho roar of tho
explosion reached her ears. Tho dead man
wan tenderly laid at her feet. Sho flung
herself on tho body, kissed the poor black
ened face and patted tho limp, lifeless
bands ns sho cried out: 'Speak to mo,
John! Por God's sake speak to mo!'
''As the rescuers in the mine dug farther
into tho oponing they had made the deadly
fire damp rushed through and drove then)
buck. Tho fatal fumes pursued them, and
thoy hurriedly gave the signal to be drawn
up till tho pit could bo cleared of the foul
air. Only linlf wittod Billy Smith re
mained. You soo ho did not know much.
Ho flung lilmsolf on tho damp ground and
lay there for hours, helpless and half
conscious.
"By and by his dull intelligence told
him of tho buried miners in their living
tomb beyond. Ho took up a pick aud
dug, dug, dug, slowly at first, but somo
God given fcoling within him prompted
him to persistently work. For seven
hours ho dug on till tho ring of his pick
roached tho entombed mon. Sweeter mu
sio nover struck mortal cars. They, too,
seized their picks and dug through the
black wall to meet their resouer. Sud
denly it fell through, anil a itohi was loft
largo enough for a man's body to pass
through. Day was breaking at tho pit
mouth when tho wory, wretched watchers
there wero startled to receive a signal for
the cago. It was quickly lowered and
camo up presently with a grewsomo col
lection of limbs that had been torn off
dead bodies and living men.
"Tho work of rescue now went bravely
on, and tho awful extent of tho calamity
was soou discovered. A dozen or so more
miners were dug out alive, and us each
pitload reached Iho mouth tho rescued
miners were seized by their friends and
hurried off to tha village public house.
Soon the sounds of revelry swept down to
tho pit mouth, where wornout, brokou
hearted women stood waiting for their
dead and strong mon sobbed for their boys.
The dead minors wero drawn up tho shaft
in a pitiablo state. Somo had had their
arms or legs torn off, othors had lost their
heads, while more had their foces so black
ened that tho scorched skin peeled off at a
touch.
"Suddenly somebody In the crowd cried,
'Whero's Billy Smith?' Nobody knew,
nnd two good naturod miners volunteered
to go ijown the shaft to see if ho had been
hurt in tho mine. Thoy searched per
functorily enough, for thoy did not sup
poso that ho had been left behind. But a
faint moan reached their oars from among
tho debris, which had fallen near tho hole
that had bean battered in for tho rescue of
tho entombed miners. Thoy cleared tho
rubbish away quickly and pulled out v
man. Yes, it was Billy. He had dug his
own grave. Ho was hauled to the top and
laid down. Brandy was poured down his
throat, nnd by and by ho opened bis oyes.
'Whaur's my dog?' he faintly choked out.
Somobody brought the cur to him and laid
it in his arms. Ho hugged It closely, and
then, with a smile ou his blackened,
scorohoil fnce, ho quietly diod. Billy was
a man who did not know very much, you
see. He simply know enough to die fol
others."—Exchange.
A Brilliant Meteor
A brllllan tmeteor appeared In the
western horizon last evening about 7:150
ociock, traveling north. It was visible
for about thirty seconds and presented
a beautiful spectacle as it moved slowly
across the heavens.
Call tel. 243 for ambulance. Kregelo
& Bresee, Sixth and Broadway.
AMONG THE ANCIENT TOMES
W here the Bibliomaniac Forgets
Earthly Woes
THE OASES OF QUAINTNESS
Which Fascinate the Book Lover and tbe
Collector
Antiquated and Dog's Eared Volumes With
Storie3 Outside as Well as Inside Their
Dilapidated Covers
One must make the roundo( tha sceona
hand bookstalls in our big cities to get the
real aroma nnd atmosphere ot hooks.
These bookstalls nro usually In ths by
ways, ar.d they are oases of quaintness und
fascination to the bibliomaniac and col
lector, Those old bookstalls ure usually
sandwiched iv between otiicr shops or
down in grimy basements, Tho master is
all of n piece witli liia wares, in the sear
and yellow leaf, down ut heels, out at el
hows, and general air of dilapidation
just as the hooks are. a hit the worse on
tho outside for the battle of life, but with
in contain a heart as pure and young as
when the back Was straight and the cover
a tiling of beauty. Few of these old book
stalls ure ever advertised. Ono stumbles
Upon them. The dingy shelves often hide,
among countless miscellaneous volumes,
rare treasures, veritable finds, editions
long out of print, autographic editions
that have drifted into this promiscuous
collection of old books no one knows how.
All those books are old veterans, who
coiild a tale unfold besides that bouud and
printed between toe covers. Koine of these
books wear the antiquated garb of vellum,
bo fashionable in our great-grandfathers'
days; some have quaint, black letter type,
with curiously illuminated chapter initials
At tho bookstall the new book counts
for naught, und the shabby old book takes
precedence. Many and various are tho
reasons why old books acquire their value.
They may belong to limited editions or to
editions that have been out of print;
they may be autographic or have a valua- t
bio ex llhris, or bookplate of somo former
owner. He it primer, almanac, Biblo or,
in (act, anything between covers, with this
treasure In it, it is a prize that marks a
red loiter day to the finder. Age at tlie
bookstall is at a premium that, in many
cases goes for a bargain. The uninitiated
mortal little thinks of all this as ho heed
lessly passes these dingy old stalls, while
tlie collector or bibliomaniac is cveron tho
gui vivo to find an Elzevir, an Aldine or
Bordoni or early American editions with
the Bradford or Benjamin Franklin im
print.
Not long since a friend of mine became
the happy owner of an "extended" edition
of "Tho New York Stage," in which a
great amount of additional newspaper clip
pings on the stage had been bound in with
tho book, besides plates and photographs
of the successive actors and actresses that
havo delighted the public for years. This
valuable edition was procured for a mere
song, anil tho same lucky mortal picked
up a first edition of Thackeray's works,
with broken backs and (log eared leaves.
My frleud showed mo his treasures with
the pride of a Porapey and told me of tho
remarkable old fellow of whom he had
purchased the books. This old man I aft
erward interviewed, and I found him a
character. Although not a literary man,
he had inhaled the book atmosphere so
long that by a strange intuition ho knew
the insido ns well us tlio outsido of his
wares, as if the books had confided to him
all their secret being. Then lie had glean
ed a lot of valuable information from col
lectors and expert* Out of tho confusion
worse confounded thut always reigns in a
bookstall the old vender can produce just
what one asks for without any real search
in dark, dingy, dusty corners, whereto
the purchaser disorder seems supreme.
These old stalls have a fascination for me.
I weave stories about these books that are
now like so::;.- lives, tossed about from pil
lur to post.
For tho ooUoctor London offers rare op
portunities ii: the district about St Paul's.
And Paris is unique in tho stalls over
hanging tha Seine, whero all sorts and
conditions of men hover over nil sorts and
conditions of books, while the busy river
glides on betwoen the walled tip banks,
giving to tho observer marvelous effects of
light and slia:;;-, .mcl the old city breathes
its strange spoil that lias won so many
lovers for her I roro all quarters of the globe.
Down ou the Quay Voltairo tho time
passes like tho wind, for between the fas
cinating old books and tho panorama of
nature! and humanity und tho capricious
wreaths of smoke that give a shade of
mystery to tho scene, I often found that
twilight was slowly yielding to the mys
terious reign of night, and I had neglected
my business among the old books and had
been dreaming dreams and seeing visions.
And far above the spires und dwellings of
Paris, darkly outlined against a luminous
background of western sky, was the young
crescent moon glistening, a golden scythe
In a field of countless stars. Tho old vend
er bustled about, up and down, locking
Up his cases of wares, on business intent,
never so much as giving ono glance at tho
glorious benediction shed by tho parting
day.
Many an hour have I spent on the Quay
Voltaire, which is given over to tho old
book boxes. Thcso boxes extend from tho
Rue dtt Bac. Sauntering along, one over
looks tho floatiug baths, the swimming
schools and tho busy littlo "moucho"
steamboats as they ply to and fro. All
this section is traditional Paris, and the
famous Latin quarter is but a stone's
throw. After ono has spent some timo
among these old books and the 'collectors
tlie types become very familiar and pro
nounced, such as tlie student, tho priest,
tho artist, tho lawyer, tho bibliomaniac,
and so on. Over tho much traveled Pont
Neuf ono continual stream of men of busi
ness, laborers, seamstresses, hucksters,
idlers and sightseers aro moving, and it is
amusing to toe how large a proportion stop
und cast an eyo over tho old books and
tiandlo thorn, each taking a homeoputliio
dose of literature gratis, while tho river
runs its course below. But tho collector
hovers, liko v bco over tho flowers. In
olden times mankind had other employ
ment. They devoted their days and hours
to action; books were to them a dead letter.
Bibliomania seems the outcome of an
everlasting passion of the heart, a madness
for books. Book collectors have been at it
from remote timos. Sir Hans Sloane, tho
founder of ttio British museum, began iv
this humble way to get a few books about
him, which ended in that world famous
collection. Here "tho small, dark vol
ume, rich with tarnished gold, is cheaply
purchased at its weight in gold."—Spriug
field Republican.
A Good Guess.
"Frank," said Mrs. Snaggs to her hus
band, "I want you to go with nic to a co
nundrum social tonight for tho benefit of
my pot charity.''
_"I sunnoso." reolied Mr. Snaggs. "that
11 is cuneu a conundrum social uecause 11
is hard to guess how much it will cost you
before you get out."—Pittsburg Chronicle
WATTERSON IN THE RED MILL.
The Kentucky 'alitor Seen a Famous Re
sort In the French Capital.
By the light of day the Red Mill, for
that is its namo in English, is but a poor
affair—squatty, squalid, with nothing
to Signalize it except tho elevated open
space in which it stands. Like some hor
rid monster, recimilient. and asleep from
dawn to twilight, no sooner does the sun
go out of tho heavens and tho stars begin
to shine than it yawns, rears, nnd with a
great howl springs to its feet, its eyes
Oaming and Its jaws ugape, eager for its
prey. As your carriage mounts tho hill
through a lonij, dark avenue you becomo
conscious of a lurid glare. You look
ahead. Before you is a place, or square,
brilliantly lighted only ut the farther end.
There you behold a gorgeous electric dis
play—a facade of wiiitc und golden glolics
—and high above these tlie wings of a
great windmill slowly turning—for tho
mills even nf such false goddesses as reign
il< Motiiin Rouge grind slowly—the wings
being composed, of course, of myriads of
red electric lamps. The effect, though
sinister, is picturesque and novel.
You pay your 2 francs and enter. Thero
are a garden, a theater and a dance hall,
all opening ono into another, nnd when
you havo tired of tlie indifferent concert
proceeding upon the stage you can go as
you please and need not sip your beer alono
either In the garden or upon the balconies
on either side of the dance hall, where an
excellent bund discourses very good music
of its kind. The costumes are varied and
often pretty. The less said of tho wearers
the better.
For liquors both ladies and gentlemen
may and do come here with impunity.
Ono gets so used to the demimondaine in
Puris that its agglomeration presently
ceases to shook or even to be particularly
observed. The other evening an old man
und an old woman, probably from Green
county, were sitting at a table looking on
tho fantastic scene, tho old .woman with a
sort of fascinated delight, At lust the old
man rose suddenly, and said he, "Come
along, Mandy; this ain't no flttin place for'
sich as we," nnd reluctantly tho old wom
an did us she was bid.
I havo observed that women aro more
impressed by w hat they see and hear at
Moulin Rouge than the men who conio
here. Perhaps it is that there is in the
case of tho women an appeal to the imagi
nation which in tho cose of the men is
wanting, for a man must bo callow, in
deed, who finds anything In a place liko
this to arouse other than his disgust. In
deed, tho woman, particularly the good
American woman, does not realize the full
meaning or tho extent of all this depravity.
Her sense is lured by the fantastic. The
music, tho lights, the color, tho novelty,
catch her fancy. It is the thoughtful man
who, knowing nil, looks on with pity and
horror.—Loulsvillo Courier-Journal.
The Surprise
Milliner — ■
242 South
Spring St.
Has a second surprise for the la
dies. A very tine, elegant Cor
set, best make, sells in all stores
for $1.25, on this special sale
Will go for So cents.
The Surprise
242 S. Spring St.
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