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Easy Explanation of Two of
the Tricks of the Per
former. C. M. Sawyer, self-styled spiritualist,
entertained a packed house at the El
Paso theater last night- He did some
things that the layman cannot explain;
his cabinet tricks, are indeed clever
but some of his work can De duplicated
by the most ordinary sieignt of a&nd
performer In the business- The Herald
does not say that his performance was
ordinary sleight of hand; It does say
that many of his tricks have bean pro
duced time and again by people who do
not claim any spirit power.
This man Sawyer, with the apparent
assistance of a solitary jcvorker, per
formed some truly wonderful manipu
lations in a cabinet, finally delivering a
real, live ghost to the view of the audi
ence. He did all this under the close
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observation of a committee of four El
Paso business and professional men,
who stood on the stage near at hand.
This work was cleverly done, and at
present is beyond explanation.
Put as leaders, the "spiritualist" em
ployed two proofs of the existence of
a spirit world" at his particular com
mand which will bear explanation. It
is not alleged that he performed those
two "manifestations" as here set forth.
Put it fs to be related how the first
has been done by fake spiritualists for
a score of years, and how the second
may be done by anybody in exactly the
same way in which Sawyer did it last
night. This explanation Is offered, not
In view of harming anyone, but quite
on the contrary, in hopes of clearing
the mind of any young man or woman,
who, seeing, believe
How Tricks 3Iay Be Done.
Here is how his two opening experi
ments may be done by anybody, any
Displaying two ordinary school slates
the "spiritualist" sponges their four
black sides, and wipes them dry. After
the first slate is wiped it is placed on
a small oak table at the center near
the front of the stage. When its mate
is cleaned and Its two sides shown black
ih the satisfaction of the audience the
"spiritualist" places the two slates to
gether, lifting that first cleaned from
the little center table and placing ona
upon- the other at once.
Then the spirit world communicator
walks over the stage bridge into the
isle of the parquet. He carries the two
slates held together and a piece of
rope. A member of the audience ties
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the two slates together, after another
has placed a piece of chalk between
the frames. A third is asked to assist
in much mysterious work with hands
on the shoulder and so forth. Finally
the slates are untied by a fourth person
and, behold, .there is the roes.sav and
the piece of chalk resting at the last
stroke of white. Last night the mes
sage was from John Brown, saying that
he was still marching on, or something
like that. Then the slates-are inspected
Immediately by anj'one in the audience.
Such is the slate writing medium's
accomplishment. It may be done in one
of two ways, by chemicals or by the
false bottom system, so common to the
art. Spiritualist Sawyer does not em
ploy chemicals. This Is certain. Then
he either employs a false bottom or
spirit assistance. The false bottom
system Is done in this way: A thin
piece of slate with when a table ia
employed a thin veneer of wood glued
on one side, fits into the frame of the
first slate to be cleaned.
Before the slate is laid upon the table
a finger securely holds In place the
false bottom, the Jhin piece of slate in
the frame. "Whop the slate is placed
on the table, for the second slate to be
cleaned, the bottom drops, and when
the frame Is lifted and placed against
its mate, the piece of slate so csrefuily
cleaned is left on the table, but upper
most Is the veneer of wood, becoming,
as far as the eyes of the gallery is con
cerned, a part of the taole top.
This is the way hundreds of so
called spiritualists ar3 today perform
ing slate writing tests. Last night
Herald reporter from behind a curtain
in the left hand front box. by the
perspective thus afforded, saw very dis
tinctly writing on the slate as it was
lifted from the table before the slates
were placed together. Immediately
after the slate "manifestation,"' the
assistant removed the table from the
stage, soon returning with it. In a
moment Sawyer was pounding its top
to show that it was solid. Of course it
was solid. "Why was it first removed
from the stage and then brought back
to be ppnded?
The Adding Trick.
After making preliminary remarks
about telepathy and pronouncing the
word incorrectly Sawyer offered this
experijnent as proof of his powers: He
placed a piece of paper on one of his
trusty slates and walked for the second
time down into the audience. He asked
some persons to write numbers on the
paper ending in this at the far rear of
the floor. He quickly walked to one
of the front rows and asked a man to
add the column. In the meantime his
assistant had hung a blackboard on
the stage, standing with his back to
the audience. "When the figures were
added sand the result shown to the
"telepathist" the assistant on the stage
slowly wrote the result of the column
of figures apparently created by so
many persons of the audience.
How To Do It.
This trick may be done by anybody
for Sunday evening amusement at home
in this way: Take two calling cards
and place in a column on one a number
of figures. Add the result mentally and
tell it to your assistant. Ask each
member of the family to write a figure
on the white card and this done pick
out a skeptical one to add the column.
But hand him the card with your own
figures, not the one created by the
family. He shows you the result and
your assistant knows that already.
In walking from the rear of the thea
ter last night. Sawyer held the piece of
paper on the slate downward. That is
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all that was observed of interest, from
There were many things done in the
El Paso theater Sunday night which
may not be explained by a layman. The
committee on the stage seemed truly
mystified by the cabinet work and it
was certainly excelent. Only in a few
experiments was the house darkened,
and the audience seemed mystified.
He had a great deal to say, did Mr.
Sawyer, regarding the persons who had
attempted to expose him. He told of
the awful attempts of a young news
paper man named Irwin who writes for
the magazines, explaining what Mr. Ir
win tried to explain and then doing the
experiment some other way. Also, he
told of traveling over the whole Eng
lish speaking world and especially of
mystifying a number of American and
English scientists. But it does not take
a scientist or an. Irwin to tell how to
do a slate writing trick, very common,
or an adding telepathy trick, rare but
In promotion of mankind's belief in
the spirit world, Sawyer, "spiritualist,"
will remain in El Paso for a month or
so. The packed house last night was
very flattering to the spirit world, and
perhaps more so to Mr. Sawyer-r-just as '
UP OE TUESDAY
Senator Beveridge Keturas
and Calls Meeting
Washington, D. C, Feb. 14. Owing to
the pressure of the administration, also
iuu,vuu peopie or Jew uexico ana
Arizona, senator Beveridge left work on
his political fences in Indiana to call a
special meeting of the senate commit
tee on territories Tuesday to consider
the statehood bills.
Delegate Andrews introduced a bill
providing that the supreme court of
New Mexico may assign the associate
justices to any district at any time
He asks for an Increase In the pension
of Simon A Riao, late First New Mex
ico infantry, to $35, and secured an In
creased pension from the bureau for
John H. Kennedy, late 134th Pennsyl
vania infantry, to $20.
He presented a memorial of 300 citi
zens of southern New Mexico author
izing the secretary of the interior to
sell and convey unappropriated non
mineral desert lands.
Delegate Cameron introduced a bill
that the secretary of agriculture expend
110,000 in the construction of- roads and
improvements in the Grand Canyon na
tional monument; also to increase the
pension or TTilliam Dunlap to $15.
Congressman "W. R. Smith presented
a petition of 250 citizens of Scurry
county against gambling in agricul
I MANY APPLICANTS FOR
At the federal buildini- 35 applicants
wrote the examination for census enu
merators Saturday morning and after
noon. On March 5 an examination will be
held for filling position in the additional
office force of the census bureau at
Washington. Xo local position will be
filled by the examination in Mardi. The
work of taking the census throughout
the country will start April 15.
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DEATHS AND BURIALS.
Mrs. Glied, wife of private Glled, hos
pital corps at Fort Bliss, died at her
home last Saturday and was buried at
the post cemetery Sunday. Mr. Glied
has three little children, the oldest
eight years of age.
GEORGE E. K2XXEDY.
George E. Kennedy, 23 years of age,
and a school teacher by profession,
died in this city Sunday. The body will
be shipped to Pennsylvania.
Thomas Ryan, aged 14 years, died at
a local hospital Sunday. The body will
be shipped to Hancock, Mich, his
Merced Cavillo, a cook employed at
the Sheldon hotel, who died Friday, was
burled yesterday in Evergreen ceme
tery. Services were held at the Socie
dad Mutualista Mexicana hall.
PEON" CAUSES ARREST OF
STRANGER IN JUAREZ
"Buy me some meat with this." said
( Pedro Yanez to a Mexican neon over in
Juarez Saturday night. The man, im
pressed by the size of the coin, hurried
to do the bidding.
But the butcher told the peon that the
supposed $5 gold piece was bogus, and
unabashed the laborer hurried out to
seek the well dressed stranger who was
awaiting him near the door of the mar
"Come with me," said the peon, grasp
ing the arm "6f the stranger. The police
came, and now Pedro Yanez is charged
Trith an attpmnt to nass hnpno mmnAv
althugh the man who tried to do the
actual passing Is free.
FORUM DISCUSSES WOMEN.
Women, lovely women, was the enter
taining topic upon which R. W. Hafey
and H. VTt Browder, two experts on the
subject, discussed for the information
and entertainment of the Forum Satur
day evening. L. O. Howell followed with
a more conservative talk on current
events. The refleetascope reflected for
20 minutes following the talks.
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& BLISS CARMAN. -
Bliss Carman tells a story about
James Russell Lowell and a bad boy.
"A Boston woman," said Mr. Carman,
"asked Lowell to write in her autograph.
album, and the poet, complying, wrote
" 'What is so rare as a day In June?"
"Calling at this woman's house a few
days later, Lowell idly turned the pages
of the album til he came to his own
autograph. Beneath it was written in
a childish scrawl: "A Chinaman with
GASSER MAKES FIFTY.
Lew Gasser, superintendent of the
mesa water company, made 50 Sunday
bv turnimr over a man to the Fort Bliss
authorities as a deserter. The man is
iwvi to be -Drivate Duffy, late of Co.
a. 1 9fch infantry. Another man alleged I
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Trustees to receive monies
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S. T. TURNER,
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MARRIED BY JUSTICE.
Charles Gordon and Beulah Culberson,
negroes, were married in the office of
the county clerk Saturday afternoon,
ffiustice E. B. McCHntock performing tjjff
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