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THE KICIIMOAD fAJLLAIJITJJl AAU SDA'-TELEGKAJI, SUNDAY, 31 AY 31, 11K)S.
TAGE THREE. DO HE ARCADE, Richmond's newest, best and most attractively furnished 5c thea ter will be opened to the public on Tuesday afternoon, June 2. For 5c, the best moving picture entertainment ever exhibited in Richmond will be offered. New films of the most entertaining character will be provided three times each week. Not only will the entertainment afforded by these films be extremely interesting, but it will also be strictly moral, such as will appeal to women and children of refinement. A high class en tertainment in every respect is promised and it will pay you to attend the grand opening on Tuesday, especially so, as besides the entertain ment afforded, carnations from the famous E. G. Hill & Co. greenhouses will be given free to every patron. Open With A Full Program TUESDAY Afternoon and Nfght June 2. Carnations GIVEN FREE. U rJ HE ARCADE, besides having the finest 5c theatre in Richmond, is also fitted I ) i out with a number of attractive and entertaining amusement machines, most often called "penny-in-the-slot" machines. These machines should not be confused with ordinary ''slot" machines in which the element of chance enters. These machines are not gambling "slot" ma chines. They are high grade amusement ma chines. Among these are 10 Mutoscopes, or moving picture machines in which the films are changed regularly, thus giving fresh subjects, one Automatic Phonograph, one Tower Lifting machine, two Fortune Telling Machines, one Perfume machine and one Loop-the-Loop Vend ing machine. Remember, no cost of admission necessary in order to enjoy these machines, and only 1 cent necessary to operate any one of them. Penny-in-the-Slot Machines 10 Mutoscopes 1 Illustrated Song Machine 1 Automatic Phonograph 1 Tower Lifter 2 Fortune Tellers 1 Perfume Sprayer 1 Loop the Loop Vending Machine ooo ooo wny Pn(B(Eaiiffi(Dini Takenu to (Gtmauraumttee y oil (Dump PaittiMMms In the room devoted to the 5c theatre proper, there are two exits on the alley side, a third opening on a court that communicates with the alley in the rear, besides the main exit The moving picture machine is located in a STEEL BOX, absolutely minimizing the danger of fire from this source. The tasteful and cool green and white color scheme of the Arcade, together with the myriad of electric fans, makes this an ideal place to while away half an hour enjoying good, wholesome entertainment in utter comfort MEMEME EI Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday night, carnations will be given free to every patron attending the grand opening of Richmond's newest and best 5c amusement house. 715 Main St., Room Formerly Used by Richmond Trust Co. High Class 5c Vau deville, Together With Up-to-date Penny Arcade KILLED BY POLICE Patrolman Shoots Man Placed Under Arrest on Suspicion. CHARGES AGAINST HIM. Seranton. Pa.. May no. Frederick Foster. 2il years old. of Dunmore, is dying at the state hospital with a bul let in his head. The wound was in flicted by Patrolman Oliver Crown veil, from whom Foster attempted to scape late at night, after he had been placed under arrest. The shooting was done with Foster's own revolver which the officer had taken from him, and in his pockets later was found a false moustache and a bottle of car bolic acid. When arrested the man was lurking about the vicinity of the home of Miss! Ida Rinker. of 171.1 Vine street, who ! Jilted him some weeks ago. and it is the theory of the police that he in- tended her death. A letter written by i him to the young woman also gives (hat impression. Crownwell claims that the shooting was accidental, but it is probable that Foster's father will cause his arrest. NO BREAKING THE BANK AT MONTE CARLO NOW For First Time in Years Gambling Hell Goes Through the Season Without Player Making a Large Winning. HUSBAND MAY BE AT WIFE'S GRAVE Police Are Asked to Search for Missing Man. St Louis, May SO. Thomas J. Stack of 4014 Chicago avenue has asked the police to look for his son-in-law, Wil liam Cartan, 34 years old, of 5,Vir St. Edward avenue. Mr. Stack says that Cartan's wife was buried in Calvary cemetery and that Cartan has not been seen since the funeral. He thinks that the miss ing man may be found at his wife's rave. Policemen were detailed to go to the Cemetery in search of the husband. There has been no "breaking the bank at Monte Carlo" this season. The "bank" has got nearly all the money in sight, and Casino's profits this season will amount to one mil lion dollars more than in any previous year. The famous gambling palace of the world has for the first time since the Casino was opened in 1S77 passed through a season without a player making a sensational winning. . In fact, the biggest winning of the year was $2S,000, which is regarded as "small potatoes" among the big play ers, says the New York World. When I was at Monte Carlo early in the season all the big players were deep in the game, expecting to win fabulous sums as the winter advanced. All the famous old timers were there Stokes, of Hong Kong; Harry Mc Calmont, of England; Douglas Baird of Scotland; Jenks, the American, the most famous baccarat player in the world; young Armstrong, of Pennsyl vania, who won $160,000 last season; Ben Fairchild and the rest of them. A big Russian syndicate sent a crack player down from St. Petersburg with $30,000 and a private secretary to keep an account of his winnings. He, too, fell a victim to the bank's big run of luck, and when I saw him last his capital had dwindled to $1,000. The chief source of profit to the Ca sino has been from the thousands of small punters rather than from the big players, and later on I am going to tell of the trick played on the pub lic, for there is a reason for the bank's big run of luck. Americans have been much in evi dence at Monte Carlo this season, among them the Bradley Martins, Reginald Vanderbilt, Anthony Drexel, Louis Webb Morgan. Elisha Dyer. Lis penard Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lehr, Mr. and Mrs. Mortimer Sehiff. Mrs. Jules Rache, Mrs. Livingston. Thomas Foote. Jr., Mr. and Mrs. W. Kurtz, Mrs. W. P. Elliott, Mrs. F. S. Sanford. Mrs. Llewellyn. Miss Brown, and Miss Tollman, of Buffalo, Oliver Byrne. Mrs. Washburne, of Boston. and a host of others equally well known. "Bank" Now Makes All Winnings. The fact that the bank has- been making all the winnings this season has caused more suicides than usual. There have been half a hundred of these unfortunates, the most sensation al being that of Julius Kardos, a young Hungarian artist from Buda pest. He shot himself at a roulette table in full view of a crowd of gam blers. He had lost all his money at the tables and the Casino management offered him $200 if he would leave the place. This he refused to do and bor rowed $400 from a Hungarian noble man. With this he decided to try his luck for the last time at roulette. Seated between two women, one the daughter of a well known American doctor, and the other a French woman he lost coup after coup. When the last gold piece went he drew a revolver and shot himself. The American wo man jumped up with a horrified cry and the French woman, across whose lap his body had fallen, fainted away. An hour later the roulette game was going on as usual. Arid how do they play roulette at Monte Carlo and what is the secret of the Casino's big success this season V Roulette on its face is a fair game. Between two long "tableaux." or ta bles, is the roulette wheela horizon tally revolving hollow inverted cone, with thirty seven compartments around the outer edge. An ivory ball is sent whirling in a groove around the wheel. One of the compartments is numbered O. The others are number ed from 1 to 3J. The ball, after cer tain revolutions, drops into one of these compartments. If it drops into 0, the wheel takes all the stakes that have been deposited upon the various numbers. If it drops into compart ment No. lO, for instance, the player who has staked any given sum on No. 10, receives from the bank thirty-six times this amount, and the stakes of all the other players are confiscated by the bank. Player System That Formerly Won. In previous years a good many for tunes have been won by reason of the inexplicable secuence in which cer tain numbers invariably turn up. The habitue of Monte Carlo knows well that after the ball has fallen on zero one or the other of two numbers will usually gain, either 27 or 9. In conse quence, he takes a gold louis en plein on 27, with a couple of louis o: the first dozen, and, strangely enough one of the other numbers will win about six times out of ten. Again, if 32 comes up, one of the numbers from 31 to 36 is almost certain to follow. Why this should be no o"e has ever been able to discover. The numbers bers are distributed over the wheel in 60 uneven a manner that fraud on the part of the croupier who launches the ball is rendered absolutely impos sible; in addition to which i' must be remembered that the wheel always travels in a direction opposite to the ball. Yet, even with these precau tions, there are certain numbers on the wheel which are almost invariably followed by others, and it seems as though in such instances Fate bas set herself largely against the bank and in favor of the player. In previous years I have watched these numbers come up with surpris ing regularity, while the "profession als" have staked their hundred-franc notes en plein and won, much to the wonder of the amazed onlookers. The Casino administration have spent much time and thought upon trying to solve the problem, for they we'll know that for years the professional roulette players have followed various systems and for that matter every one plays a system at Monte Carlo. Four New Pegs Changed the Luck. On October 1, last, just prior to the opening of the season, the Casino man agement put new wheels in place, and these new wheels have won enormous ly "for the house" throughout the pres ent season. How is it? 'Tis simplicity itself. On the four sides of the wheel are four little metallic cones, known in the slang of the same as "mule's ears." The "man at the wheel" in spinning the ball aims to strike a different "mule's ear" one of the four, thus di verting the ball from its natural course. But the system played long ago managed to overcome the four little cones, and in time, no matter which of the four "mule's ears' caught the circling ball and diverted it, the system won with surprising regularity. Well, on the new wheels installed this season ther had placed eight "mule's ears"; instead of four corn ers of the circle there were eight; and months passed before some of the players discovered the difference be tween the old wheels and the new. So this season all the old systems took wing, all the previous calculations of the professionals were for naught, and the Casino has won amazingly and largely increased its profits. However, the Casino has always played ahead of the game, hence the profit of five million dollars annually. THREE FUNERALS; THEH SUICIDE The Appearance of Corteges Greatly Depressed a Brooklyn Man. Brooklyn, N. Y., May CO. The de pressing effect of three funeral pro cessions which passed his home drove G. H. Conant of 4"i Fifteenth street, Brooklyn, to commit suicide. Conant, who was a traveling sales man for a large soap company, had been suffering from rheumatism for several months. He had also lost a large amount of money lately and was despondent. He was sitting at a front window with his wife, and when the third funeral went by he said to her: "The next funeral that passes will be mine. A few minutes later she heard a pis tol shot and in a rear room, where her husband had gone, and found him dead on his bed with a bullet hole behind his ear. Conant. who was S years old, leaves two children. CHINA COAL FIELDS RICHER IN WORLD Estimated There Are 605, 000,000,000,000 Tons Washington. May 30. Bailey Willis of the United States Geological Sur vey estimates the total amount of coal in North' China at 605,000,000,000,000 tons, LIVITE WAS A VERY WISE LEVITE So a St. Louis Man Thinks at Present at Any Rate. St Louis, May 30. Dan Toomey of Wellston Place, St. Louis County, is convinced that the Levite who passed by on the other side was a very wise Levite. He is also sorry that he did not pass by the same way. Dan did the Good Samaritan act and got him self into trouble. Leonard Dunning of 1438 Rowan avenue was discovered by Toomey fly ing signals of distress in Wellston, and Toomey started to take him home. On the way Dunning discovered that his pocketbook. containing $12, was missing, and accused Toomey of tak ing it and had him arrested. He was taken before Justice Scoble at Clayton, but his case was continued. He was locked up. He denies that he took Dunning's money. THREE MEN ATTACK A WORKING GIRL Hold Her Up and Rob Her of Her Pay Envelope. Quakertown. Pa., May 30. A bold attempt was made to hold up and rob Addie Besch of her pay envelope in full view of hundreds of people by three unknown men. During the ex citement they escaped, but were cap tured early in the evening in a barn in Richlandtown by Constable Harry Rhoads, who arrested the trio single handed. They were committed to the County Jail at Doylestown for the next term of court. GUARDS LIGHTHOUSE FOR HALF CENTURY Famous Woman Tender No Considers the Taking of A Vacation. Newport. R. I., May 30. Miss M Lewis, the only woman in charge ofa American lighthouse, who has been at Lime Rock Lighthouse, in Newport Harbor, for over fifty years, is consid ering a short vacation. If she decides to go it will be her first night away from the light in more than half a century. Miss Lewis last fall received from the American Cross of Honor Society at Washington its cross of honor and membership in the order. She is the first American woman to receive such an honor. Since then Miss Lewis has received a pension from the Carnegie hero fund for saving eighteen lives. She cele brated her sixty-fifth birthday anni versary very quietly last month. She is suffering from nervousness resulting from loss of sleep. Not counting those engaged In lob ster fishing. men and 1.4-'2) ves sels of 4'.K2 tons, valued at $2.ftilflo. were engaged in the Canadian fisheries in I'.)'. ne II OfThc B4y. Tbe orran around which all Um other organs revolve, aod upon which tbey are larreiy de pendent for their welfare, ia the stomach. " the functions of the stomach become im paired, the bowels aod liver also become de ranged. To core a disease of the stomach. liver or bowels sret a SO cent or SI bottle of Dr. Cald well's Syrup Pepsia at yonr drorzisf s. It is the promptest relief for corns tipeuoa sutd dyr ecpaUsrrer cciapoBaded. The Flemish population of Belgium is very careful to preserve its language and racial Identity. Its representa tives in the bilingual Parliament of that country seem to be almost exorb itant in their claims for their native tongue. j Hie Theatorium 620 Main St. J. H. Broomhall, Mgr. The Screaming Comedy t "CURIOUS MR. CURIO" .Monday and Tuesday. t x