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"Wednesday, May 18, 1910.
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IF THE theatrical managers only stick together, and they say they will, this
is the time they have caught "the trust" on the hip.
According to The Herald's advices, the organization of all the higgest
circuits in the country has heen perfected and the managers will stand together
for playing all attractions or none. In the past, the managers have heen divided;
some have been adherents of the socalled "trust," and others havev been adherents
of "the independents." The result has been tKat a "trust" show passed up the
"independent" houses and vice versa.
But the show managers have learned a lesson. They have seen that it does
not pay to stand by any particular set of men and lose business. As a result
they have decided that their houses will be opened to all attractions alike and if
this agreement is carried out, the "trust" is doomed. The theatrical manager
will also lift a yoke from his neck. In the past the manager has been a slave
If he booked with the independents, he was damned by "the trust" and if he
hooked with "the trust" he was damned by the independents; neither would play
in a house booking the shows of the 'other. This was especially true as to "the
The managers were made cats' paws of by the booking agencies, too. By
lining up the men who managed the houses, the booking agents were then able
to force terms from the owners of shows to "get time" and it was a knife that
cut both ways so far as the managers and the producer were concerned, while the
booking agent collected commissions from each end and did about as he pleased.
Naturally, with the show business split many of the best attractions under
"trust" domination and many directed by the "independents," no show house got
more than 50 percent of the good plays on the road. The house owners began to
see that if they cut loose and stood out for themselves, offering their houses to
any producer who came along, there would be a breaking away from the booking
agents by the producers and more shows for everybody.
This has been brought about and if the managers stick, the show business
has entered upon- a new era any show can and will play any house in the coun
try. .Routes will be made up with regard to the number of towns available in
stead -of the number of towns having houses booked by So and So, and the book
ing will be done direct with the representatives of the houses. It will result in
giving all of the smaller towns of the country a larger number of good shows
than they have had in many years.
And soon we can ride to Gautemala
. . .
otsght to cause in El Paso.
Tucson is going to irrigate, and not
land they are going to irrigate and water
El Paso Must
EVERY El Pasoan should contribute as much as possible towards insuring the
success of the -fair. The value of the fair was proved last year and the
people all over the surrounding country are expecting- us to have another
fair this year that will eclijgs the first one.
El Paso cannot afforg to sey that it will not have a fair this year. It would
be an admissics of failure, an admission that El Paso has never yet had to make
to the world, for El Paso is not a city of failures. El Paso is a city of succeesses;
successful effort has made El Paso what it is and will make El Paso still greater.
But calling- off the fair is not the way to do it; it is not the El Paso way.
El Paso must have a fair this year, next year and each year in the future,
each better than the last, attracting displays, from a wider area of territory and
bringing people from a greater radius each year until the exposition will be known
throughout the west as the greatest of all.' People are waiting to prepare their
exhibits for the second annual fair and it is time to state positively that it will
be held, and to get out the premium lists.
The Kerald feels confident that the money will be raised The Herald knows
that it can be raised, for EI Paso has never yet failed to meet a situation on both
feet, right side up and it is time to authorize the statement all over the south
west that preparations are under way for the greatest fair ever held in this part
of the country, and then to fulfill the promise by pulling off a show that will
make everybody gasp with astonishment. We have the buildings from last year,
which with a few more additions, will enable us to do it. There should be no
A good deal more of well directed self advertising would be a mighty good
.thing for EI Paso right now.-
It is all right for death to ride with the automobilists, but" when he ceases
riding and takes a tumble with them is when it .is different.
LE. BOOKER is right in his communication to The Herald relative to the
nuisance of automobiles standing on Pioneer plaza. There is no reason
why they should stay there. People desiring automobiles generally call
them by telephone anyhow the owners of automobiles have several telephones
scattered bout the plaza on which they can be called and it would be just as
easy to call them from garages as from a public plaza.
The plazas should be left free for traffic. Besides the noise complained of at
night, the machines are a nuisance to traffic and, standing on the pavement drip
ping their grease all day and ought, .they are ruining it. There is no more reason
why the city should furnish space for these public automobiles than that it should
furnish a location for any business man; if a public vehicle has a right to take
up so much space, why shouldn't a man have a right to come out into the plaza,
put up a tent, and begin selling lemonade? His lemonade stand would be as much
of a public convenience as the automobiles are.
Automobiles are nice things to have handy when you want to make atrip
in a hurry, but a telephone message to a garage would 'bring a machine just as
guickly as a telephone message to the plaza.
Outsiders almost invariably appreciate
than we do ourselvesT
Speaking of books as presents, a bank book with some writing by the cashier
inside of it twquld doubtless be the most acceptable.
to subscribe for
Th. Herald should
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not pay money to
anyone unless he
can show that he
"On the Run
on the train. Think of the stir that I
in the Milwaukee fashion, either. It is
they are going to use.
Have the Fair
the splendid promise of this city better
MUSIXG, rested on the grass, beneaith a bay green tree; a porker came, like ,
Balaam's ass, and talked a while vifch. me. She was a large- and stately sow,
of Poland Ohina strain, and lines of
wifch pain. "I hear men talk," said Mrs. Swine; "I hear them every day. and they
offendthese ears of mine, with lots of things t3iey say. If there's a man so mean
he's barred from
hard, they say he is
A HOG'S ,
who uses room for
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and Uivps lit uuu t-
whoJs going to the
who live close to nrv
nml lint. n. .Tvrrlrrr in f-Ti
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night and swat the Jiausfrau with a Chair-
by greedjr ipassions fired, that they're
Copyright, 7 910. by George Matthews
Why tlie Baby Fund Is Needed
SOME EXAMPLES WORTHY OF ASSISTANCE.
- t By Hiss H. Grace Franklin.
TrTt-n n CUI Viim Vinn ctropt IItps littlo
Aurelia. I can say lives, for she is liv-
ing todaj and very much improved,
thanks to the generous people of El
Paso. Little Aurelia is only 18 montns
old, and she does not know or care any
thing about her surroundings; but her
little body cares, and rebels against
the injustice of such homes as are built
for her people.
First, Aurelia had measles, and oT
cotyrsethis weakened her. Then .the dan
gerous house fly flew in from a nearby
toilet 'and lighted upon her food, and
Aurelia had diarrhea. I am only sur
prised .that the entire neighborhood
is not sick owing to the filthy toilet
An American woman who visited the
house with me was afraid she would
contract typhoid If she remained much
longer in this mephitic atmosphere,
Conditions are improved since the board
of health has ordered a cleaning up.
Measles and diarrhea had not tested
the little body to its full strength,
therefore he must have pneumonia.
Tuesday of last week her mother
brought her to the dispensary very 111
with a temperature of 103. She was
carefully examined by Dr. Kluttz and
placed on treatment. The mother was
given very careful Instructions and re
quested to call again Thursday. I call
ed at the house Wednesday afternoon
and found the door closed and the moth
er lying on the floor with the baby in
her arms. One glance at Aurelia show
ed she was worse, anuch worse, tem
perature 104, breathing labored. Such , bers that- 39 babies under two vears
a room was no place for a pneumonia have died in El Paso during the "past
patient. I stepped Into the yard, se- two weeks. One morning we had 42
cured assistance, and moved the cot into cases, and I believe almost everv dl
the open. I undressed the baby and gave J ease common to children was represent
the woman a lesson in sponge baths I
ascertained that she had not been
giving the medicine prescribed by the
doctor and that she had made little ef
fort toward securing the recovery of
her child. I Impressed upon her the
necessity of remaining up all night and
giving the medicine as ordered. A
neighbor was secured to remain with
her through the night.
She came to the dispensary Thursday
morning, child improved, temperature
102. Everything seemed to be moving
the right way. ,
At Death.' Door.
Friday morning, at 10 oclock, the
mother rushed into the office of the
vv oman s ijnanty association crvine:
that her baby was dying. This seemed
to be true, there appeared to be no
chance for the child, no pulse could be
detected, the temperature was 105, and j
lespnuiiun was just a gasp. Tne Daby Mothers, care "Woman's Charity assocl
had gnawed her hands in pain. I ation, courthouse.
(From The Herald
Santa Fe Delayed By Cow.
Democrats Fail To Attend Meeting.
District clerk Escajeda has gone to j ard refused to move. She was pushed
Colorado City on business. to one sids bv the engine but the air
The faithful local Democrats were ! brakes got out of order '
supposed to have held a mass meeting. J Liout. Lowe of the 18th infantrv
In the courthouse this morning, but not j has been promoted and has been asiirn
cne put in an appearance. j ed to company F, Foiirth infantry, as
Manager "TC elker, of the Myar opera j first lieutenant. He will go to Idaho to
house has broken ground 'for a the- join his regiment shortly
ater at Fort JVorth. Dock Sing has sold his Juarez res-
Leigh Clark attempted to secure the taurant and will engage, in the same
j ciciwt; ui r v"jjc vmiiuiu ituu r-aiUjiue 1
Garcia, charged with the murder of 1
Johnniy Doyle, but judge Buckler de
nied the petition.
The McGInty orchestra will practice
City clerk Kitchens has received word
from the Xatlonal Tube "Works that the
four inch pipe for the artesian well will
be shipped without delay.
The Santa Fe was over an hour late
today because a cow got on the track)
WIVES PLEAD FOR MORE
WAGES FOR HUSBANDS
Produce Account Books and Show That
Household Expenses Have In
creased in Past Fcvr Years.
Chicago, 111., May 18. "Wives of en
gineers Tuesday submitted their family
account books in an effort to establish
their contention that it is impossible
to "make both ends meet," to the ar
bitration board that Is trying to settle
the wage dispute between 27,000 em
ployes and 49 railroads west of Chicago.
Mrs. Marion Oliver, of Chicago, placed
the following comparispn before the
Per Three years
Pound Now Ago.
Sugar . 6 cents 5 cents
Round steak T...14 cents 10 cents
Liver 8 cents 3 c6nts
Bacon 2G cents 20 cents
Ham 26 cents 15 cents
Lard 19'cents 12 cents
Butter 38 'cents 25 cents
Prunes 10 cents 6 cents
"Meat is too expensive to eat, cabbage
is nearly a luxury and we can't afford
to buy anything but the cheapest of
clothing," concluded Mrs Oliver.
VO BANGER Of EITHER.
From Santa Fe (N. M.) Xew Mexican.
Some time ago it was said that un
less New Mexico annexed El Paso, El
Paso would annex New Mexico. There
is no longer any hope or danger of
either occurring, for El Paso's antag
onistic attitude to-rcard New Mexico's
most important interests has killed all
desire for the two to be under one
government, aside from the fact that
El Paso in New Mexico would prob
ably anake this commonwealth Demo
cratic. But there is historical reason
for the eastern boundary of New Mex
ico running straight down to the
Rio GraHdp , or St lensl- fnr fnllvnrJnf
I the Pecos o the Rio Grande.
care were on her brow, her voice was low
social catalog, and they desire to hit mm
a hog. The selfish brute on trolley car,
two; the fiend who smokes a rant cigar,
. h wv,i,. ? ha o-osKV. strpet.
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dogs, Che bum, the boozer and the, neat
To say of cheap and worthless men,
like porkers in a pen it makes a lady
I Af rs Tf T. Wllla ciinArintpndent of
the charity, rushed 'into the storeroom
and prepared a bed on the counter te-
J tween two windows. I called Dr. Kluttz,
received instructions, and went to work.
It realjy emed useless. Artificial
respiration was performed, massage and
alcohol sponges given, and between
gasps medicine and water were admin
isteredThe only way we could get this
down was by having a piece of gauze
absorb the mixture and placing this be
tween her teeth; the next gasp would
squeeze the gauze and the fluid would
At noon time I was rewarded by her
asking to nurse.
The mother wanted to go home; but
this could not be allowed, so we sent
out and bought lunch for her. At 4
oclock the doctor called and gave in
structions for the night. I then asked
Mrs. W. H. Broaddus if she would take
us to Chihuahua street In her carriage,
as I did not wish the mother to carry
the child in a cramped position.
It was wonderful to watch this 1S
yearold mother absorb the lesions, and
when I tell you that the last time I
saw Aurelia she was normal you will
know that the lessons were put into
The Week's Report.
Eighty-seven patients were seen at
the dispensary the past week; two of
these have died, one of congenital
sj-philis, and the other from whooping
cough followed by pneumonia. This
is not discouraging when one remem-
ed, except diphtheria. One little child
; had heart trouble as the result of scar
Help Still Greatly Needed.
Again I must speak of the great need
of funds and clothing. 3Iilk and crack
ers are very necessary- Many people
have promised clothing, but have not
sent it in. The Delineator has sent a
generous donation of charts, posters,
etc., to be. used in the -work. The Val
entine Meat Juice company, of Rich
mond, Va, has sent a donation. Mr.
Potter, of the Potter Drug company, has
given nurses' supplies; but, best of all,
has Invited us to let him know when
anything else Is needed. The school is
still without scales. I am sure some
one will like to feel he is contributing
one of the most important articles to
tne work by buying the scales. Dona
tions may be sent to the School for
of this date, 1S96)
ousmess in iji Paso.
xue , . r. o -wm visit the saloon
keepers as well as those engaged in
other lines of business and ask them to
close on Sunday.
Col. Locke's surveyors will start
south roni Palomas in two weeks.
The county road east of El Paso is
full of chuck holes and needs repairs
-tal market: Silver, 67 7-Sc; lead.
?3.00; copper. 10c; Mexican pesos, 53c
SANTA FE SUPPLIES SEED
FOR EXPERIMENTAL FARMS
Dry Formers' Association at Vaughn
Benefited; Xcvspaptr Is Estab
lished; Personal News.
Vaughn, N. M., May IS. T. M. Du
mas, secretary -of the Dry Farmers' as
sociation, is in receipt of a supply of
seed from the anta Fe to be used at
the experimental station at Vaughn.
Garhngton Bros, have bought the
feed business of N. E. Moys.
E. G. Jones and J. F. Tuinham, sur
veyors for the E. P. & s. W.. were
C. H. Grim, of the Christian church,
of Albuquerque, preached at ;the "Wet
Mrs. J. C. Armstrong and children
have returned from a xisit in Topeka,
F. C. Field, of Negra, N. M., has es
tablished a newspaper at Vaughn.
FOR WATERWORKS OWNERSHIP.
From Douglas (Ariz.) Daily Interna
tional. By a straw vote last week the citi
zens of El Paso decided that it was
better for that city to own its own
water system. Two propositions were
submitted to the voters qf that city, one
to allow the present water company
to increase its rates for service and the
other was for the city to purchase the
water system. The sentiment expressed
was strongly in favor of mutijcipal
ownership. it remains' now foi the
voters of the city to authorize a bond
issue sufficient to acquire the wells and
plant of the waer company and El Paso
will then join other southwestern cifes
which have during the past few years
taken over local water systems for
operation by the city government. The
success of municipal ownership in El
Paso, as in all other cities will depend
on the competency of the management.
thev sav these men are nogs, ut many nogs wot anu wibi,, , IXiade thousands to believe in spirit-' ""u noming to guiue mm
7,. t .t.ot nnnn -mf llinor licfc. nlwvif -n tJhmisand more: nnlfsm unftn no rrfher evidence than conscious twitching or tne
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Magicians, Mind Readers and
Mediums Quicker Thau the Eye Frearic
" J. HaskiT
V SPIRITUALISM AHD MAGIC. ' '
fOST of the manifestations wit-
nessed at spiritualistic seances
have originated -with the ma-
ician. This wonder worker frankly
j admits that his whole art is based on.
i aecepnon ani merely enanenges .-- un-
t initiated, to discover the modesx oper
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audi of his tricks. Many magicians,
however, have turned mediums and have
. , n1 surroundinrs. Someone
liffat-oTwo hoino in. iio TTtnttfif nf ics nim. kjt no can unu
has observed that the average com- committee. He can, as an indian jug
mercial medium is only a magician who Sler, grow a mango tree from a seed
was a failure as such, aid who has while you wait, hLre a little boy in a
succeeded in his later sphere by the aid ! bosket and n?peatedly run a sabre
of darkness and anystic surroundings. through it to an accompaniment or
Magicians as Mind Readers. flowing blood and agonizing cries. As
Turn-ing to specific tricks borrowed i a handcuff expert he can be bound with
bv the medium from the magician we i a half dozen pair of handcuffs and
find one in which a medium seated in locked in a death cell and still escape
the darkness of the seance room reads M" double quick time. t.
messages as well as if in broad dav- i Xntural Menus Used.
light. He first asks his sitters, while Yet in every case the magician uses
the lights remain on, to -rite .their ! none but natural means, nor does he
questions on cards which he bands. pretend to have the assistance of spirits
them, and to seal them up in envelopes from another world. His tricks are
wh'ch they mark in any way they J sleight of hand and he frankly tells you
choose. He then takes them all scats that his hand is quicker than your eye.
himself by a table at the side of the
room where there is nothing but. a bare
v;all and the push button to turn on
and off the elctric lights. At a given evcn mDre than now, the magician some
signal he turns off the lights and all times attributed his skill to his Inti-
is in darkness, in a moment he begins
to read the questions, one by one, with
i.ever the slip of a single word.
As soon as he has read every ques
tion that has been asked, he turns on
the light again and asks the sitters
to come and get tjieir messages, still
sealed. As the doors to the room were
locked, the windows examined, and a
careful search made of every wall and
every piece of furniture for the pos
sibility of assistance by confederates,
the sitters feel that there is indeed an
unexplainable something about this per
formance. Hoodwinks His Andience.
The explanation of this trick Is sim
ple indeed, and may be found in n. ma
gician's book published years ago.
After the medium has collected the
sealed questions and turned .out the
lights, he places over the upper part of
his body a large hood which is impervi
ous to all rays of light. He then takes
a pocket electric light and holds It
under each card in turn. J?his makes
the writing in the sealed envelope as
clear as if no obstacle Intervened"" at
all. After he has gone through the
list of messages he again secretes his
pocket lamp, hides his hood, and turns
on the lights in the room again. Of
course the cards and envelopes provided
are very thin.
The Levitation Tests.
A mj'stifying act of the magician Is
that of the levltation of a human- body.
The person to be suspended in the air
lies down upon a couch. In a moment
he seems to rise in a most uncanny jway,
without any effort on his own part and
without any apparent connection with
any natural force. When suspended in
mid air, an Iron hoop which "has been
examined by the spectators, is passed
bsck and forth over his recumbent
This trick has mystified Its thou
sands of theater goers" and seance fre
quenters. In another levitation act, the
person to be raised lies In a coffin.
The coffin is first raised some two
feet off the floor, and while suspended
there the body rises out of it and re
mains suspended in the air about two
feet above the coffin.
In both of these performances an
Iron bar of the goose neck variety
forms the connection- between an invis
ible hoisting machine under the stage
or behind the curtain. In passing the
solid hooD from the foot of ihe coffin ;
to its heafd. and from the foot of the
body to its head, the goOse neck per-
mits It to be done without coming in
contact with the supporting bar. If
the spectators were to demand that the
performer pass the hoop completelv ovo
the body and not back again, the trick
wculd be discovered. In many of the
levitation acts in spiritualistic seances
the performance Is not as convincing
as those related here.
Tables Float ThrouRh Air.
Levitation may be accomplished In a
great many ways. In some cases a
table is made to rise in the air through
the magician or the medium having on
his wrist a hook which takes hold of
the under surface of the top of the ta- 1
ble while the hands are free above It-
In another case a heavy tack is pressed
Into the topof the table, and a secret
notch In a ring on the finsrer engages
this and raises the table. "Where there
are two performers their cuffs may be
made to lift "the table.
Sulphuric Acid Ink.
Like the medium, the wonder worker
of the stage gives answers to questions
that have been written and placed in
the pocket of the writer, and he also
makes messages to appear instantane
ouslv on paper which has hitherto been
blank. If he writes his message with
diluted sulphuric acid It will be undis
covered by any layman who casually
examines the paper, to make the mes-
sage appear, he lays the paper on top
of a table having a metal surface, un
der which is secreted a -spirit lamp.
Th heat serves to bring out the mes
sage. Tricksters Tricked.
Some years ago the two Davenports
toured America and created a great
furore through the mystery connected
with their feats, until they encountered,
a man versed in the art of magic. On
of their tricks was to have flour placed
on their hands while being tied with
rcpe so as to make sure that they could
not escape without being discovered.
"When their cabinet was reopened, after
all the mysterious manifestations had
occurred, the flour was still on their
hands. The imagician bethought him
self to substitute srwiff for the flour in
one of the tying tests. When the lights
were turned on the snuff had disap
peared and the flour was on the hands
Later the Davenport brothers went
to Cornell universltv. and there again
they met their matches in the art of
legerdemain. They were tied with all
the skill that a crowd of university
boys can summon, the lights were put
out and musical instruments, a table,
glasses and manj' other inanimate ob
jects began to flv about he room.
At this juncture the university boys
flashed a number of pyrotechnic balls
which made a brilliant light and re
vealed the Davenport brothers hard at
work slinging these objects about.
Magicians Have Asaoclctlon.
The magicians of. the United States
have a general assopiatlon which meets
once a year, and they support a num
ber of papers. In these papers one
may see adverised all sorts of tricks
and acts and the equipment for carry
ing them out. It is a fact easily "ascer
tainable that nearly every new'mmani
feittatlon produced by the commercial
spiritualistic medium of today is first
advertised In these magicians journals.
Hnnd Quicker Than the Eye.
One might go on Indefinitelv recount
ing the things the magician can do.
l He can bring three babies from a sin
gle nar, oaxe a caite m u- s- f
hat. shoot a wateh out of a gun and
pin it on the lender's coat, and a
thousand other things no less surpris
ing and often more mystifying. When
actins: as a mind reader he can find a
.-..r ... ; ' Jlotont
piece- oi money serreiea ""
i P1 of the city while blindfolded ana
Ae me un
hands of a
any word in a
dictionary previously selected by the
j The magician practices a most ancient
art, and many of his tricks are thou
! sands of vears old. In ancient times.
j mate relations wkh supernatural pow-
ers. The irauauient spiniuausxic me
dium of today, using the arts of leg
erdomaln to confound and mystify the
credulous, is the lineal descendant of
the mystic priests of ancient Egypt
and the sorcerers of the middle ages.
He is blood brother to the Hindu fa
kir and the negro voodoo doctor of to
day. He has existed always and prob
ably always will exist.
Palladlno, Mrs. Piper and Home.
Turning from the ordinary commer
cial -medium, whose chief habitat seems
to be the United States, to the com
paratively few mediums who have re
Fisted the best efforts that scientific
men have pcen able to bring to bear
upon them in an effort to discover
fraud, it is found thai three names
stand out in the history of spiritualism
beyond all others. These three are
those of Madame Pal!alino of Italy,
Mrs. Piper of the United States and D.
D. Home of England.
Home has long been dead, and al
though he was under observation for
a longer period than any other me
dium, not once was any trace of fraud
discovered In his seance,. Madame
Palladlno has been under the most
careful scientific investigation. for
manv vears. and vet those who have
Investigated her, with but few excep-
I tions, assert that many of the manifes
tations sne produces cannot be ex
plained by allegations of fraud. And
yet this assertion Is made In spite, of
the fact that she has been time and
again detectedMn resorting to trickery.
TTosian a Puzzler.
Mrs. Piper is only a trance medium,
going off Into a sort of unconscious
state, and. while in the trance ostensi
bly calling back to - earth the spirits
of the dead," who. through her, speak
or write messages jtp the living. The
late Dr. Hodgson, Viho contributed as
much to the exposure of the fraud
and trickery of the commercial me
diums as any other man in the history
of spiritualism, for years studied Mrs.
Piper carefully and earnestly, and
still was unable to say at the time of
his death whether she was, in truth,
an impostor or a miracle worker.
Madame Palladlno has been under in
vestigation for many years. Many
scientific men of Europe have been
converted to the theories off spiritual
ism through the .manifestations she
has been able to produce at seances
1 held under test conditions. She has
I lent herself readily to their efforts to
demonstrate the truth or falsity of her
In all the history of her mediumshfp
she has received but one notable set
back and that was at the test seances
at Cambridge, when "she was investi
gated by Sir Oliver- Lodge and other
prominent English scientists. Here
evidences of fraud were discovered in
many Instances and she was placed ac
cordingly on the black list along with
other mediums who had resorted to
trickery. But In spite of this verdict
against her.( the investigators of con
tinental Europe, with the principal ex-
ceptipn of Professor Richer, of the
j Sorbonne. which Colonel Roosevelt de
clared to be the most learned institu
tion of the world, have declared that
her phenomena cannot be explained on
the hypothesi1; of fraud.
Noted Society Investigates.
This led the London Society of Psy-
chic research to reopen the case with
her. A committee consisting of Carring
ton, Baggally and Fielding wa ap
pointed to hold another series of se
ances with her. No man- could "have
been better fitted for the task than
Carrington. As an amateur conjurer
he had made a life study of spiritual
ism, and had Investigated hundreds of
hmtUums. In nil iMs timo h t,- ,.
fore hJr, " failed to discover fraud in
me ia.iiiioi.citJULU5 ut me meaiums in
His work "Ti j. Physical Phenomena,
of Spiritualism." Hi, which he brings
together a most complete expose of the
methods of mediums, demonstrates how
thoroughly posted heIs on all mat
ters involving fraud. iNd shows that
he never believed in. PaJadino before
he came personally to investigate her.
Baggally was also noted ftfr his suc
cess in discerning fraud in the meth
ods of anediuins, and as a m could
not be imposed upon. Fielding was
also well equipped for the workcYln
vesfigation. Palladlno VinCcated.
They went to Naples In the fall of
190S and conducted a series of eleven,
seances with Palladino. These seames
were held in the hotel at which they
stayed. The furnishings of the room
consisted of a small rough 'table, a
number of cane seated chairs, a cur
tain, another ('small tciole, a bell, a
guitar, and several other smallJEob-
jects wnicii were placed in the small-
enclosure cut off from the other part
of the room by the curtain.
During the seances there was alwavs
sufficient light in the room to permit
the reading of small type. It is stated
that at no time was It dark enough
to mask the motion of the medium's
hands. Carrington declares that in
every instance the conditions of the
seances were such as to insure the de
tection of fraud, if such were prac
ticed. He admits that in a number
of cases Palladino was found to be
attempting to practice fraud. He
states, however, that this arose from
In the Cirst place he says that she
has a well developed sense of humor
snd that she delights to resort to
trickery and to see how far she can
get away with it. The other cause he
says, is that the production of genu
ine psychic phenomena is at a tre
mendous cost of vitality, and that It
always leaves her In a pitifully weak
condition at the end of each seance.
,J. .3. - .3. .. $, A A Jf ! "
If the comet could hear all the bant
jokes about it there is no question about
what vrould happen. These amateur as
tronomers make me sick.
He concludes that she doe's not care to
undergo this strain when she can ac
complish her purpose without doing
Tet in the face of all this, and real
izing that the world is ever Inclined to
believe that in spiritualism once a
fraud always a fraud, he asserts with
all the force at his command, that he
has been convinced beyond peradvrn
tjire of a doubt that Palladlno Is able
to accomplish miraculous things with
out resort to trickerj-.. His fellow coa
mitteamen agree to this verdict.
1 Bronght to America.
It was after Palladino's vindication
by this investigation that it was de
cided to bring her to the United States.
Opi-ncons will ever differ as to the
outcome of her American visit. Mem
bers of the Magdans association of
the United States, with hesriquarters
In New York, believe to a man that
Palladino uses the same sleight of hand
which they have been using for more
than a half century. There are many
others who are of the same mind, and
assert that none of her manifestations
are produced by other than the usual
Again Mystified Audiences.
One can hardly conceive how it was
possible for her to deceive such trained
observers as Carrington and his asso
ciates. Tet In rooms in the furnishings
of which she had no part whatever, and
under llghx and other conditions which
Trould seem to preclude fraud, she
accomplished many marvelous things.
While her hands were being securely
held far apart by trvo men and her
feet by two other men, she was able to
produce rappings, tp ring bells with
"n the curtain to cause stools to
dance around, and tables to rise off
There were many oother manifesta
tions which she produced, all of them'
under conditions which Carrington and
his associates were willing to swear
could not admit of fraud. Flashlight
photographs showed her being securely
held, and also showed tables and
chairs and stools in process of levita
tion. A hand was made to appear from
behind the curtain and touch each one
of the investigators In turn.
With the verdict of Carrington and
his associates in -ner favor, each of
them having believed her to be noth
ing more than anv ordinary medium
when they entered upon the Investiga
tion, her status must remain a matter
Considered Illiterate by Investigators.
To some she Is a coarse, uncouth wo
man with erotic tendencies who can
not read and can write only her own
name. Carrington himself declares
that in her seances, when- the "manifesta
tions are in progress, she will lay her
head upon the shoulder of her neigh
bor and go off into a frenzy of erotic
Spirit Appears oc Earth.
"When Doctor Hodgson was still alive
he declared that if he died before Mrs.
Piper he would come back in spirit
to the earth, if possible, and show her
many things about .trance mediumshlp.
She has a spirit which she calls R. TEL.
the spiritualistic name for Richard
Hodgson. He has come back repeat
edly and through her has delivered
messages to Professojr James and others
who have investigated her.
Even such an authority ' as professor
James declares that he has not de
cided yet whether the trance vis'ons
of Mrs. Piper are fraudulent. In these
visions she tells of the very Innermost
secrets of the human heart, things which
it was believed she could not In av
possible way have learned. Thus the
men Tvho have the most right to render
la verdict upon her mediumshlp are al
most .without exception unwilling to
declare her'-a fraud, even though they
cannot as yet give her a positive en
dorsement. Flew Througk the Air,
D. D. Home flourished in England
more than a quarter of a century ago.
Many of his manifestations were full
of mystery and defied every test that
was brought to bear upon them. Spring
balances were used showing that h
cculd bear more than his bodyweight
on a board upon which, he stood. Ther
mometers showed that he could make
the air colder about hhn. Upon one
occasion reputable witnesses In a
house at which he was a guest said
they saw him float out of one room
through the window and across a court
through the open window of another
room and then back again.
At another time he wa,s seen- to make
an accordion play In a good light with
out its being touched ty any living
hand. He seized glowing coals out of
a red hot grate and held them in his
hand, placed them inside his shirt, and
in other ways seemed to show hhnse'f
"absolutely fireproof." He was never
detected in fraud.
Eye and Mind Deceived.
But to shoV how the human eye and
the human mVcd may be deceived, one
1 needs only to mention tlte celebrated
maian leat or tnrowing a rope in tne
air and climbing up It while thus sus
pended. There are many assertions that
eye witnesses have beheld this feat ac
complished. The juggler would throw
the rope into the air. a small boy would
shinny up this rope into the clouds and
out of sight. After a while a great
noise would be heard and his dlsmesm-
vbered body would fall to the earth.
i The juggler woulld restore it whole
again and the boy would walk awa-".
It Is to be said, however, that when
tfhe quick eje of the camera wa3
turned uporc the scene no such miracle
as revealed. ,
Tomorrow. "World's Sunday School
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