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Declares That His Wife's Desire to
Have Her Picture Taken Caused His
Arrest, But Is Empnatic In Declara
tions That She Knew Nothing of
His Crimes.
Albert E. Bell, tne alleged foiger and
mall pouch thief, who was arrested at
St. Anthony's hospital on October 1,
will leave Denver touay for Philadel
phia, In the custody ot Deputy United
States Marshal Davis. District At
torney Earl M. Cranston will ask Judge
Ilallett for an oidcr o: removal this
morning says the Denver News.
Bell'has sufficiently recovered from
the operation undergone at the hos
pital to be up and about. Yesterday
he was taken to the federal bundling,
both In the morning and the afternoon,
where he conversed freely with In
spector Sullivan and oiers.
Reporters wore permitted to tall,
with Bejl yesterday for the first time.
His appearance and character present
traits rarely found in a man with the
criminal reco d which is said to be his.
Bell is slight of frame delicate to the
degree of frailty, a condition not alto
ge'her attributable to sickness, as n.s
feature, small hands and feet
and slight frame indicate that he
would not be robust if in pe-fect con-,
dltion. Second to his frailness
of constitution his air of gentility Is
noticeable, a characteristic which is
enhanced by the man's speech. He
speaks as one accustomed to the re
finement and elegant practices of so
ciety; he chooses his words well ana i
utters.Jhem with peculiar eastern ac
cent ard blandness.
His attire yesterday comported well
with his manner and address. WItn
out appearing foppish Bell's apparel
conveyed the impression that he
was discriminating in the matter of
dress. His wear was entirely black.
Including a light overcoat made of
good3 of the finest texiure. His linen
was immaculate, his shoes of the lat
est vamp and his suit, hat and tie were
in good form and of modish pattern.
Says Wife Is Innocent.
When prepared to speak a pleasing
intelligent smile lit his face. "I have
run a long road with varying success."
said he, as he drew a cigar from his
overcoat picket and settled easily in
his chair for a general talk on the sub
ject of his capture. "I ave asked
permission to make a statement with
reference to my wife before I leave
Denver. Of our marriage and subse
quent relationship as well as all mat
ters personal I have nothing to say.
But in connection with the crimes of
which I stand charged and will make
admissions when the proper time
comes I want it reiterated that Mrs.
Bell has had no Inkling of them. Nei
ther have I implicated her In the com
mission of any of them.
"It has been said that I had her cash
several checks for me. That Is true,
but in every such case the check I
put into her hand was my own person
al paper and called for good money
cash that I had actually deposited
The many aliases which the Pinkerton
agencies have affixed to Mrs. Bell were
those used by other women with whom
I have had occasion to conspire In
certain deals. My wife never used
any of them. TJp to the time of my
arrest and undoing she was,as proud
of our respectability as any of th'e best
wives In the country. Her character
Is above reproach, and the hardest po
sition I have had to support through
out my career of Irregularity was that
of a deserving husband in the eyes of
the woman I loved and married.
Says She Is Broken-Hearted.
'-'Again I ask tnat her relationship to
me be set forth In its verity. No one
was more surprised at the revelation
of my baseness than she. Here was
'afslngle good Influence against which
I had to work in all my crookedness
She has returned to her home Ii Kan
sas a broken-hearted vrnmao; but I
believe, and thank G.iti for that as
surance, that she ha? ben wholly ab
solved from complicity In my affair
by the postofflce authorities, , Her
testimony can never ! of value Fo
the department because sfco 1 abso
lutely Ignorant of my record. All
that e can tell Is ih-i we llvd to
gether happily; met may rplrndil
people and lormed a lar;3 acquaint
ance; and that as a Vi-ban I 1 was at
least an honorable and kind man.
x- "4 was my inability to explain tn
Mrs. Bell why I did not vrUh her to
h?.ve her picture tak-!:i while In At
lantic City that Ted to mv discovery
When she proposed having a photo
graph taken to exchange with friends
at Asbnry Park, I wa3 compelled to
consent to the arrangement; the
only alternative being that of mak
ing a clean breast of my social posi
tion. I spared her that humility,
but the kindness proved my downfall
and only deferred her suffering. That
pjcture was fatal; It was the clue
which led to my arresL"
He Worked Society.
Reflections upon the season. ta,t As
bnry Park, which terminated" only a
few months ago. Bell related that
through his wife's graclousness and
t nperior accomplishment he gained en
tre to the smart set there. "I have
always operated among the ao-called
society people," he texplalned. "and I
take It that money makes society.
While at Atlantic City I entertained
officers from the American army and
navy; and just before coming to Den
ver received an Invitation from a soci
ety leader to view the yacht races this
fall from a cottage at Naveslnk. I had
plenty of money, and to explain my
Bfit.stfak Parties on the Roof.
V was 3 oVE1B $!&' - MsmmaL H
Instead of garlanding the "slow
paced beeves" with roses, a3 In classic
times, society bestows its honors on
the Juicy steak cut from the beef.
Beefsteak parties have become a popu
lar form of entertainment. They a .?
given in the "dungeon" in the winter,
but at this season o. the year, while
the roof top is still a pleasant plate
in which to pass the evening houis,
the hostess of a beefsteak party takes
her guests to thetop of the house,,
if she lives inr ou Apartment that ha.-
a top suitable for festivities.
The beefsteak dinner served here
implies a lapse cf ordinary manners
anc conventionalities, an acceptance
of the barbaric tormula that fingers
weie made before forks.
Champagne bo.es are substituted
for tables, the absence of dainty, orna
mental and superfluous china mak
ing one box ample for the accommo
dation of two diners.
The young housekeeper with a mod
est menace finds one great relief In
this mode of entertaining to be the
few dishes, and consequently the little
possession of it to my wife I had then
only to tell her that I won considera
ble sums at the races; and besides re
ceived remittances from my family,
the latter of which was true. On one
occasion Mis. Bell saw a near rela
tive of mine hand me $500 in bills.
"No. I do not travel wi ordinary
grafters." continued the narrator with
a certain degree of pride. "Why, 1
have hoodwinked the most subtle bus
iness men in the country."
When asked about the letter of
credit brought to Denver, Bell smiled
and said: "I know that I should feel
no pride in that connection, but de
spite that, I cannot help but boast of
that letter. I obtained it from a Chi
cago trust company with which I had
never had dealfngs and with whose
officers I- had no acquaintance. In a
half hour's conversation with the cash.
ier of that concern I succeeded in pro
curing a letter of credit, which, had 1
been able to use It in Denver, would
have been wortn $25,000 to me. Vou
ask me how- I secured it? I cannot
tell you now. 1 am accustomed to
dealing with shrewd men who have
notable weaknessess; and it is an easy
matter to discover a weakness ana
play upon it. But I can say now noth
ing more than that I secured that let
ter wltnout assistance, having not so
much as a letter Oi Introduction."
Has Feasted With Nobility.
Bell has served part of a five years'
sentence in a rtew York prison. He
completed his term tnere less t.ian a
'ea- ago; but since then has travele
.'hrotfghout the states ,and' spent
ral weeks across the water. . ..en
asked to relate his experience abroad
he stated that he went there for his
health, but found time during the so
journ to form many influential ac
Tuaintances. He claims to have feasted
with the lords and otner of the nc.
ity In London, and that while in that
-ity he was under treatment by Lon
"lon's most celebrated physicians. I
'Ived a high life for a few weeks in
dear old Lunnon,' said Bell, "but,"
he hastened to explain. "I do not
oiean by that I dissipated. For ten
vears I have not drank to excess and
have never frequented saloons. When
I drink it is with the elite In -some
'ashlonable cafe; and I partake then
only of the best liquors. You sec, a
society highwayman 13 compelled to
'pend money. My expenses were not
only extraordinary In kind but amount
as well. Why, even during my brief
statin Denver I have, spent lordly
tMni. ''1'bad my aljtpmobile (which
by the way I did not own), my horses,
ind have given several dinner parties
to acquaintances who would blush to
admit having associated with me
should I name some of them. Dia
monds and finery galore my wife has
had. And how did I get them? Ah,
that Is for me to tell all In proper
time; and I will."
At this Juncture Bell's face assumed
determination and gravity. "Yes,"
said he. almost In a tone of avowal,
"I intend to make a clean breast of
everything. n I live to endure the
work to be done after the feast. When white capped and gowned ev
Wooden ilatcs from "he bakeij and ery one is ready for the Juicy steak,
wooden butter boats from the grocery cove ed with a ccating of salt anc pep
tone insteac of ordinary table ware 1 per. dipped in highly seasoned hot
In place of napkins the two toweU butter, making every epicurean eye
hung oer each box seres as a cov-' gleam.
ering for It and as napkins for the two j There are few persons who know
diners seated at the box. j hew to cook steak for a beefsteak dln
A beefsteak dinner is not a beef-, ner, but a famous specialist in that
steak dinner whnsut appropriate "cap line says that the steak must be cut
and gown." A butcher's apron is fiom meat hung just the proper length
supped on over the gown, and the of time, and should be from four to
butcher's cap makes a. jaunty head- six inches thick. This steak is first
dress. covered with a coating of white pep
runlshment which I know is coming.
I want to step out Into the world irre
proachable Now that I'm in for it
I want to end with a clean sheet.
Talks of Future.
"I have been pondering what I can
' when I am free again," said the
n.an apparently doubly doomed by dis
ease and the law; "and it occurs to
ne that a person with the insignl into
1 10 seamy side of high sociPty, which
I have ought to be Invaluable to many
incorporations I have been thinking
of making this cold-blooded proposi
tion when my slate is cleared. My
rame is A.bert E. Beil, a notorious
crook known from one end of the land
to the other. My ability, however
perverted it has been used, is w-en
kEown. Can you use me in your bus
iress? Perhaps I can be of great se
wee to jou in detecting others of m
kind. I am on a new tack now an
honest one."
"Do you think that sort of a propo
sition would appeal to a man
large and widespread interests?" turn
ing to Inspector Latimer.
Before a discussion on this topic
cculd be fairly launched Bell was notl-
fled that he must prepare to return to
the hospital. After bidding good bye
to the inspectors and clerks In Mr.
Sullivan's office In the federal building
ind reiuesting representatives or the
press to refrain from mentioning the
hou- of his leaving Denver lest a
"rowd of curious people might assem
ble to get a glimpse of the man who
has led the police Pinkerton and se
cret service men, such a merry cross
country chase. Bell was then led
from the building. As he arose
to go he picked from Mr. Lat
imer's desk an immaculate pair of
love3 and a trim little walking stick..
When he was out of sight Inspector
1 atimer was heard to mutter, "He's a
wonder;" and a murmur of assent
arose In answer.
Ard tho Galleries In Which They
The Louvre Leonarda Vinci's "La
The Prado Velasquez's "Menlnas."
The Ryka Museum, Amw-'erdam,
Rembrandts "Night Watch."
The Hague Gallery Paul Potter's
"The Young Bull."
The Vienna Belvlcerj Ruben's "II
defonto Altar."
The Berlin Gallery C. ani J. Van
Evck's "Worship of the Lamb."
The Desden Gallery Raphaels
The Munich Plnakothek Murillo's
"The Melon Eaters."
The Antwerp Museum Quentli.
Ma'ty's "The Descent from the Cross."
The Florence Afflzl Gallery Titian's
The Florence Pitt! Gallery "La Ma
donnadella Seggiola."
The Borghese Gallery, Rome Ti
tian's "Sacred and Profane Lore."
Tho Academy of Fine Arts, Venice
Titian's "Assumption of the Virgin."
Lesson of a Life.
Washington, D. C Oct. 24. This is
a story for young men to read and to
porcer over after reading it. Young
women, with ambitions, may profit by
giving the story their auvnuon.
The new congress is soon to con
vene in extra sescion. and the first
work of the house of representatives
will be the election of a presiaing offi
cer, who will be known and addressed
as, the speaker. The man to be thus
favored is Mr. Joseph G. Cannon, 01
Danville, Illinois
In the capital buildicg, at Washing
ton, there is a long corridor Known as
he Speaker's lobby; and on the walls
-. that corridor ae the pictures o
the men who have occupied the speak
er's chair. To the large collection nas
just been added the portrait of Ex
Speaker David B. Henderson; the gen.
leman who has presided over the na
tional house of representatives during
the past two congresses. Inasmuch
as this ex-speaker has voluntarily re
tired from public life, and permanent
ly, his career shall be briefly set oi
in the following lines. Young men
and women win do well to give tuem
consideration. "
David Bremner Henderson was L.orn
In Old Deer, Scotland, March 14, 1S40.
His parents emigrated to America
when their son was only six yeais ot
age. He grew and developed In farm
lfe on the boundless prairies of the
Mississippi valley. When only nine
teen years old, he enlisted in the union
army and lost a leg in noble, honora
ble battle, under the stars and stripes.
Listen, young man! Ma'k that fact!
The young" man, just as ambition's
sky was reddening with the blushes of
morning, became a cripple for life, rie
could not enter the sports of young .
men. nor compete with tnose who had
been more fortunate in the race of 1
life. But, handicapped as he was, he I
did not despair. On the contrary,
he aspired.
As the days and weeks and months
rolled by, he pored over his books,
studied faithfully, and became a law
yer. He continued his studies, ana
bcam an eminent lawyer. At last,
although not born in tnis country, he
entered the political arena. He strove
valiantly against many obstacles, but
always succeeded, because of his .n
domltable will and marvelous detei
mlnation ot character. He studied that
bright lexicon in which "there Is no
such word as fall."
Twenty-two years ago he was first
elected to tho national house of rep
Tesentatlves. Year after year he
faithfully attended to his duties, his
people appreciated his manifestations
of the genius of labor, as well as his
well-directed energies. They re-elected
him every two years, until ho grad
ually forged to the front and became a
recognized leader In national affairs.
In December, 1899. he was elected
speaker of the national house of rep
resentatives, a position second In pow-
per, then one of salt, and then it Is
broiled over a stove suitable for the
purpose, placod not six feet away from
the company. vhen It has been
biolled it is sliced into veritable sliv
ers, skewered on the end of a knife,
?nr accompanied with a three
cornered piece of toast. Is held tempt
ingly just out of reach of the guests,
who scramble merrily for the steak.
It doesn't sound dignified, nor is it.
Who w-ould think of preserving dig
nity at a beefsteak dinner? It would
be like weeping at a circus. Dignity
and a beefsteak dinner would be a sad
combination. Conservatism cannot ex
ist on a loot top with champagne
boxes in fiont of it and the entire at-m-sphere
permeate with bohemian
ism. If you are not spry you are likely to
go hungry. Tne beefsteak is piping
hot when you get it and you must e
erclse a bit of ingenuity In eating.
There are ways and ways of eating
with your fingers: you can be just as
dainty as you please, and you can be
careless. The accepted way of eat
irg the beefsteak Is to hold It on the
three-cornered piece of toast, your
thumb on the under side of the toast.
011r forefinger on the beef. If you do
this you will probably be successful
In jour manipulations.
The menu for the beefsteak dinner Is
simple. No red wine flows in great
horns. The dinner Is primitive in all
but this. First there is sherry and ol
ives, and on a small keg worth of Rip
Van Winkle fame is placed a dish of
celery that serves tne entire party.
After this simple first course comes
the beefsteak. The scramble adds to
the nnnetlte. and with the steak ale or
beer is served in steins. The dessert
comes next In tne shape of a thick,
juicy mutton chop, with a white wrist
let and a sprig of parsley. With this
desert is served a demi;tasse Je cafe.
There is no musical program pre
scribed for the beefsteak dinner. If
there were lyrics singing the praises
of the beef, If there were classics Il
lustrative .if the din of the butcher's
cleaver or the sizzle of the Juicy beef
over the fire, then there might be
some recognizee music to accompany
the dinner, but as there are no such
selections the music that best suits
the mood and spirits of the party tn
general is selected, and a piano sur
rounded by the "beefsteakers" is a
signal for voices to float over the roof
tops of the silent flats and make night
well, perhaps not hideous, but bi
zarre. er only to that of president of the re
public. Only because of his birth in
Scotland, he might have aspired even
to that higher office. He was re
electee, to the speakership for the
fifty-seventh congress and could have
been continued in that station if ht
had so desired; but, he withdrew
from all participation in national at
fairs and will no more appear in offi
cial life. He is ue first man of for
eign birth to have achieved that ex
alted official rank.
His life and pub.ic career may well
be studied by young men and women.
In every condition of life he exempli
fie dthe wisdom of that say
ing of Confucius: Our greatest
glory is not in never failing, but In
Ising every time we fall."
Success In most things depends in
knowing how long it takes to succeed.
Valor is stability, not of Ue legs and
arms, but of courage, and the soul.
It Is wonderful to see what marvels
men may accomplish, when acting un
der the Impulse of a powerful will.
Life Is a warfare. Men who suc
ceed must always be busy. In li.e's
battle. It remains for only God and
the angels to be lookers on. In the
orchestra of life too many men are
willing to play second fiddle. Colonel
Hencerson always aspired to be a
leader. Of him it may well be said, in
tne words of Dryden:
What the child admired,
The youth endeavored, and the man
Too many men content themselves
with being good. Colonel Henderson
was contented only in being good fo
something. He had concentration of
purpose; oneness of aim. He a--qui-ed
two educations; one which h
received from others, and another,
more Important, wnich he gave to him
self. Like Archimedes, he said:
"Give me a standing place, and I will
move the world."
In thus mentioning the life of t"io
ex-speaker. It must not be supposed by
the reader that thU is a tribute from
a friend. On the contrary, although
an acquaintance of a score of years
the narrator Is not particularly his
friend It Is simple statement of fact
that his portrait has been placed "on
fame's eternal camping ground;" anu
there It will remain forever. Having
achieved notable success he has re
tired from the arena of public life,
never again to enter It, Such a life
is a lesson to those who are coming
into maturity; coming upon the stage
which Is the world. From It they
can learn the truth of tho tersely stat
ed wisdom:
"Honor and fame 'rom no condition
Act well vbur part. thtV all the honor
This man's life was a struggle, be
ginning with tEe disadvantage of or
phanhge, and a maimed body. Tne
achieved success constitutes an ex
ample fortby the study and emulation
of youth; for a few young readers
am tlkoK- tn hnve riiscnurazlne en
vironments as that young man Hen
derson had. His journey was a long
one, from the farm to t,he speaker
ship; from the battlefleld's agony to
the national leadership.
True worth Is In being, not seeming,
In doing each day that goes by
St me little good not in dreaming
Of great things to do by and by.
For, whatever men say In blindness.
And in spite of the fancies of youth.
There is nothing so kingly as kindness,
And nothing so royal as truth.
We get back our mete as we measuro
We cannot do wrong and feel right.
Nor can we give pain and feel pleaauie.
For Justice avenges each slight.
The air for the wing of the sparrow.
The bush for the robin and wren,
But alwas the path that is nanovv
And straight, for the children ot men.
We cannot make bargains for blisses,
Nor catch them like fishes In nets.
And sometimes the thing our lite
Helps more than the thing that it
ror good lieth not in possessing.
Nor gaining of great nor of small.
But just In the colng. and doing
As we would be done by, Is all!
Through envy, through malice, throuih
Against the world early and late.
No Jot of our courage abating.
Our part is to work and to wait.
And slight is the sting of his trouble
Whose winnings are less than his
l or he who is honest is noble,
Whatever his fortune or birth.
Wonderful Hot Springs at Agua Cal
iente, Near Nacozari.
Wihat Bisbee has needed since Ger
onimo was in kilts was a fi.st-class
resort, within easy distance of the
smoky city, where its business popula
tion could gather and, throwing the
cares of life aside for a short period,
bifi farewell to every care and get
next to dear old nature as from her
bounteous apron she scatters great
handfull of health, hapipness and
longevity all about her. Such a place
in tho near future wil be the great
Agua Caliente Springs, in northern
Sonora. E. L. Benton, familiarly
known as "Lee," since severing his
connection with the famous Lucky ti
ger, has bought these wondertul
springs, including surrounding land
amounting to about 100 acres.
He will immediately proceed to place
the necessary improvements on the
piemises, including first-class bath
houses, and a hotel, along with every
.eature than can minister to a tired
person's comfort.
Along with elegant Improvements
and luxurious surroundings one of his
op caics will be the finest and most
irresistible table accommodations In
the land. The springs afford water
sufficient to irrigate the fine body of
al.ey land adjoining it, and every
variety of "garden sass" known to the
spicule, along with fresh milk, butter
and eggs, will be piled up In front of
the hungry guest, while rheumatism
.tees to the low lands, dyspepsia takes
to the hills and old people are mace
over while they wait.
The springs are eighteen miles east
of Lucky Tiger Siding, on the Nacozari
railroad, and about four miles from the
Yaqui river, where glorious fishing can
be had all the year round. The sur
rounding country is grandly wild and
lugged, affording rare oportunity for
those who care to hunt or prospect.
The springs themselves number about
fifteen, and occupy a mocerately ele
vated mesa, reached by an easy grade
and a pleasant waiK of a quarter of a
3iile frcm the cultivated valley below,
vhere shade and flowers and en
trancing scenery make life worth Hv
ng. The water is not only warm, but
HOT, and one can obtain any temper
uure desiied. The Review repre
sentative has visited the spot and
scrubbed off several layers of flue dust
among the numerous gushers compris
ing the Agua Caliente springs. 'ine
Aater contains several chemical prop
erties, rendering it soft and highly
heneficial In every respect, while a
careful analysis shows nothing delete
rious. The abundance and purity of
he water is remarkable, and every
condition surrounding the new resort
contributes to making It the finest,
most accessible and delightful spot in
either northern Mexico or Arizona.
Horses and conveyances will be at
hand for the accommodation of guests
desiring to radiate from the springs
Into the wonderful country surround
ing. Mr. and Mrs. John Foster, who
are Interested In the splendid enter
prise, will manage the feasting opera
tions, which Is a sure guarantee of
heir superior character.
Lee Benton's army of friends in Ari
'nna and Mexico are delighted to 'see
him take hold of this enterprise, which
cannot fail to be a roaring success un
der his able and popular management.
It Is reported that the Bode Hill
people contemplate sinking an explora
tion shaft on their big property, whicn
lies about four miles east of Naco, on
the International boundary. Such
operations would forever settle the
question of the presence of metal on
the flat lands. .
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