August 24, 2009 | 4:00
Aug. 24, 1899: The Orpheum presents barrelistic wonders and rag time comedians, plus Joseph Adelman, master of the xylophone.
|The Times reports "baseless prosecution" of Richard Woodward, a homeless drug addict who accidentally broke a pane of glass at a Ferguson Alley saloon.|
-- So how are you, Morty?
Morty is wheeling in another body with the help of an
-- Never better. You know me, Jake.
As he begins to move the body into the refrigerator, he
breaks into a wrenching spasm of coughing. Gittes spots
the other body, lowers the. sheet on Mulwray.
(picking up on cough)
-- Yeah -- so who you got there?
Morty pulls back the sheet.
Leroy Shuhardt, local drunk --
used to hang around Ferguson's
Morty brushes some sand from the man's face, laughs.
-- Quite a character. Lately he'd
been living in one of the downtown
storm drains -- had a bureau dresser
down there and everything.
98 Gittes has already lost interest. He starts away.
This stops Gittes.
Yeah, got dead drunk, passed out
in the bottom of the riverbed.