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EL PASO DAILY HERALD, SATURDAY. MARCH
1901. PAGE SEVEN. 41 1 1 1 I I I I I I 1 1 I I I I I 1 1 t NEWS OF I THE COURTS t i 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 New Troubles For Mrs. Freeman. ! The troubles of Mrs. W. J. Freeman, the alleged niece of United States Sen ator Depew, appear to be Increasing rather than diminishing. Special Detective Ben Williams of the Santa Fe railway company, came in today and this afternoon filed an other complaint against the prisoner. Detective . Williams's mission was to endeavor to learn the whereabouts of a ruby ring, which was missed from San Marclal soon after Mrs. Freeman's arrival there. Mrs. Freeman denied that she had been wearing the ring since coming to this city, alleging that she had been wearing was wilts ijciuuftins " .. -. band. In addition to the charges already against ber. it Is now alleged that a watch belonging to the yells- Fargo office at La Tuma. wnicn was supposed to have been burn - ed at the time the depot was destroyed, has also, ft Is said, been- unearthed. Mrs. Freeman is still an inmate at the county jail and if Hon. Chauncey niu la her uncle, as she claims, he has neglected to furnish bond for her. The Freeman case promises to be one of the most interesting in the criminal annals of the county. Alleged Train Robbers Bound Over. The three men accused of robbing the G. H. train east of the city were bound over to the grand jury by Jus tice Spencer yesterday in the sum of $500 each. Detective George Harold, who has been responsible for the arrest and conviction of many outlaws In the past is confident that the men are guilty. He has had so much experience as a man hunter that he seldom makes an arrest unless he is practically certain that the evidence against the party Is sufficient to convict. Probably one of V.s best pieces of work Was the lden ;Atinn nf Rnmnimn Parra. ten years after the death of State Ranger George Fusselman. as tne man wno iea iue band that committed the murder. Par ra swung for his crime and one of his pals was sent to the pen tor lire. In the box car robbery Harold first convinced himself that Reyes. Luzon d Tiren were more or less impncaieu and then brought about their arrest. Charged With Murder. Cecil Murry. a negro wanted at Dal las to answer an Indictment for mur der, was brought in last night from Ijob Angeles, and lodged in the county Jail by Constable H. H. Jacoby, of Dallas. Murry was arrested at Los Angeles, had fled. The officer went east on this morning's T. & P. train with his prisoner. Jury Failed to Convict Walcher. A Kingfisher dispatch says: vrho lnnr In the second trial of Jim Walcher. charged with killing Colonel John Stone about one year ago. were unable to agree, and after being out fifty-six hours were discharged by the court this morning. Insanity was the main defense. 4fValcher was captured in Juarez and spent many weeks in the El Paso jail. THE PASSING BELL, When our little dsy it ended. When the dusk and dark hare blended. When the lights of time cease Kleaminf; O'er these tent of earthly dreaming. Lord, be near us! Do not in that hour forsake us; Let not dust and darkness take us; Send thy dawn's clear splendor streaming From the east of our redeeming; Father, hear us! Q. D. C. in Rood Words. POSSUM TALKS Zeb White, He Tells Hew Be Treed bandar Coon. BY M. QUAD. Copyright, 1900, by C. B. Lewis. 1 "One Sunday, mawnin seven or eight years ago 1 got up feelin sorter can tankerous," said the old possum hunt er as I asked, for a story. "The old woman seed that I wasn't peart, and she let me alone till arter breakfast. Then, as I started out for a walk around, she says: " 'Zeb, thar ain't no preachin at the skulehouse today, but it would look mighty decent fur you to sot down and read a chapter in the Bible." " 'What furr says I. ' . "Fur to show the world that you respect the day.' says she. I reckon the world don't keer whether 1 read the Bible or take a walk.' " 'But the Lawd does. Can't nobody keep on bustin up the Sabbath as you do without somethln happenln to 'em. My eyes are a leetle weak this mawnin. and if yon'd sit down and read me that chapter 'bout the children of Israel crossin the Red sea I'd be powerful glad.' "That's what I orter hcv done, of co'se," explained tlfe old man, "but when a critter is feelin cantankerous he ain't hisself. He's mad at his wife, his dawg, his gun and everything else, and he won't git decent ag'in till some thin has happened. I whistled to my dawg and went off up the hillside, and Received a Pardon. Ryan, the consumptive prisoner who was sentenced to a two years term in the penitentiary a short time ago, but who was sent to the county hospital instead of the state prison, received the cheering news yesterday that he ha'd been pardoned by the governor. The pardon was obtained through the influence of Senator Turney. District Court. Judge Walthall heard several appli cations for habeas corpus writs this morning and postponed all of them ex cept one until next week. The hearing of two men charged with breaking into a G. H. freight car was held this afternoon. New Mexico Legislature IContinued from First Page.) Indebtedness accruing since Jenuary 1. 1897. to February 1. 1901. The bill was vigorously fought and on the final vote Abbott. Bateman. Walton. Winston. Martinez. Pendleton and Dalies voted against it. t The house this afternoon killed the Martinez peddlers' license bill. Walton's bill prohibiting the employ ment of consumptive teachers and reg ulating the election of school directors passed the house unanimously. THE SANTA FE RAILROAD SYSTEM WILL ABSORB ALL ALLIED V. COMPANIES. SAN FRANCISCO. March 2. Chief f ounsel Stary of the Santa Fe system nnounces that the parent company hvill absorb its three branches at Al buquerque immediately. These are the valley road, the South California rail way, and the Santa Fe Pacific. Persons who can not take ordinary bills find it a pleasure to take DeWitt's lttle Early Risers. They are the best ttle liver Dills ever made. Fred f?chaT-fer, druggist. lave )uu aujruimg iu exciiange : 0 in The Herald's POPULAR I S. O Buttermilk. Telephone No. 156. "THE BIGGEST WILDCAT I EVER LAID EYES ON." the old woman didn't call arter me. Mebbe I'd got half a mile from the house when the dawg took arter a varmint and run It up a tree. I Jest j got a glimpse of the thing and took It ! fu a coon, but I orter bev known bet- ter. Every ba'r on that dawg's back , was standin up and his eyes as big as sassers, and if I hadn't bin cantanker l ous I'd hev figgered It out that no coon ' could excite him in that way. The j thing to do was to tie the dawg to the tree and go home fur an ax. The dawg didn't want to be tied, but I managed It and went back. "'Hev you cum back to read to me 'bout them children of Israel?' asks the old woman as I arrove. "No; I've cum fur the ax to cut down a coon tree.' " 'Are you gwlne to risk your soul fur the sake of a coon? " 'Don't be silly. Coonsklns Is wuth 60 cents apiece, and we are out of 'lasses, and the Lawd ain't gwlne to punish folks fur gittiu somethln to eat. even on Sunday.' " 'Zeb,' says she as I was turnln away. 'If you've got a coon up a tree, mebbe It wouldn't be so awfully wick ed to chop him down, "but if I was you I'd kinder smooth it over with Provi dence first. Beln as you left the dawg on watch you kiu read me that chapter befo' you go. I've sorter forgotten bow clus Pharlo was to 'em when the wa ters rolled back and kivcred him up.' " 'I don't Ixtlieve It ever hapix-ned.' says I, feeliu a new streak of cantun kerousness coiniu over iue. i "'What! Do you deny that?' I " 'Reckon I do. and heaim of other things besides.' " Then. Zeb White, you Jest git ready fur a calamitous calamity! It's denyin the Lawd. and the Lawd ain't gwlne to stand It. Go on arter your coon, but I'm sayin good by to you. I sball be a wid- der befo' the clock strikes 12.' 'I wasn't troubled i bit in my mind." said Zeb. "but I was sorter aHtnnixhcri when I got back to the coon tree. Bits of ha'r was lyln nround on the ground, and the old dog was gone. 'Pea red to me that thar bad bin a fout around thar, but I didn't figger fur long. It was a tree which stood alone, and away up in the top I could see the coon hldin away iu a crotch of a Hiub. It took uie but half an hour to cut the tree down, and all the time I was chop pin I was sayin to myself that the chil dren of Israel never passed through the Red sea dry shod. Jest befo' the tree fell I heard a yeowlin and a snarl In from the varmint In the top, but I took it that the coou had got shaky. The tree went down with a crash, aud I run up with a club to give the cooa a knock on the head. I hadn't reached the fust limbs when he cum out to meet me, and all the ba'rs on niy bead rlz up to once. It wasn't no coon 'tall, but one of the biggest wildcats I ever laid eyes on. He hadn't bin hurt by the fall, but he was mad 'miff to eat nails. I had skeercely made out what the varmint was wheu he lit on me and got to work. I don't reckon you ever met up with a 20 potiud wildcat with teeth and claws In good trim, but if you ever do you'll find that buzzsaws ain't iu it with him. The varmint knocked me down at the fust jump, and he had torn oft half my clothes be fo' I could git up. Then we went at It hammer and tongs. I bad denied the children of Israel, and so I had to de pend upon the club. It wasn't much ; of a weapon to fight a wildcat with. I The critter dodged half the blows, and ' the other half didu't seem to hurt any. I yelled fur my dawg, but he didn't ! cum. I yelled fur the old woman, and I 'liout the time I yelled I cotched sight of ber two rods off. lookin ou. She had ! my rifle In her hands, and I hollered fur her to cum cluser aud shoot the cat. " 'Zeb White,' wz she. 'it ain't fur me to mix in this fout. You went out in defiance of the Lawd to cotch a coon. and if you've cotched a wildcat In stead it's a proper punishment.' "Her words made me mad and teched my pride, aud I determined to kill that 'cat without ber help or be clawed to death a-trylu. I got in two or three good blows and sorter evened op things, but it was nip and tuck. Bitueby, wheu I begun to weaken. 1 Bays to the old woman: " 'I ain't axin you to shoot the var mint, but you might shoot off a paw or two and gimme a fa'r show.' "'How alMiut Sunday?' she asks. never ruovln a foot. " 'It's a purty good day.' "'Is It the Land's day or a coon's day?' " 'The Lawd's day. I reckon. Gwlne to stand thar Jill the meat Is clawed oft my bones?' '"Can't tell ylt. When the Lawd brings about a calamitous calamity to punish a man fur denyin him it's far folks to be kcerful how they mix in.' " 'Nobody has axed yon to mix in. says I, and then I went fur that cat like a hawk fur a chicken. Fur the next five minutes I had the advantage and was leginnin to feel peart, but the loss of blood Iiegan to tell, and I found mvself grow in weak. The old woman noticed it and called out: " 'Zeb, how about the Bible r "'I'm a-believln In it.' says I as makes an awful blow at the cat. "'And how aliout the children of Israel?' , "Tui a-i'Iievin In them too. "'Did they cross the Red sea dry hod? "'I'll bet they didT "'Was l'liario overwhelmed? "'He was. and I'll lick any man who denies ItT "'Jest one mo question, vCeb. says the old woman as she enms forward. 'Are thar gwine to Ik? any mo coon huntin on Sundays? " 'Not if we never hey another pint of 'lasses Iu the cabin!' says I as the cat rakes me across the shoulders. "That ended the fight. The old wo man mixed In and shot the cat through the head, and I tumbled down and lay thar fur half an hour lxfo' she could help me hobble home. 'Bout all the clothes I had left on me was one boot aud a shirt collar, and it was fo weeks befo the bites aud scratches let me git around ng'ln. On the fust Sunday I could sit out I saw a b'ar up the moun ting aud started fur my gun, but the old woman held up her band and said " 'Zeb White, take a cheer and sot down. Yes; I know It's a b'ar, and we are owerful short of meat, but we've got somelliiii else to do. As soon as I git my hands out of this dishwater I'll fill my pipe and sot down, and you'll read to me 'bout them children and the lied sea. If you read slow and don't skip anything, mebbe you'll find some thin 'bout wildcats too!"' MUSIC DEALERS. PIANOS On terms tosuit all purchasers. PIAXO TUNING, POLISHING and REPAIRING. W. G. DUNN & CO Court Housi Block. ASSAYISTS. Independent Assay Office 1S8S O.W.Reckhart,E.M, A gent for Ore Shlp rers. Assays and Chemical Analysis. I1KS EJlAIISED 4SB K SPORTED tPOS. Bullion Work i Sprrialtj. o. aos Cor. San Francisco Chihuahua Sts. EL PASO, TEXAS. Kapolrota am Welllaarloa. The Ceutury quotes from Dr, tTMeara's unpublished "Talks With Napoleon" at St. Helena this Judg ment of the Imprisoned emperor on the general who finally overthrew him: "I asked blm if he thought Lord Wellington merited the reputation he had gained as a general. lie said: Certalnly; I think he does. He Is a very excellent general, and possessed of great firmness and talent, but he has not yet doue as much as some oth ers. He has not -onqtiered upon so large a scale.' - I observed that he bad shown great Judgment and caution lat terly, hut that at first lie had been too precipitate in advancing into Spain. He said that he bad shown a great deal of ability in the campaign of Spain. 'It Is lmimssllile,' said be, 'for man not to commit some faults. We are all liable to It, and the general who commits the fewest In nnnilier Is the greatest gen eral, and he has certainly committed as few as any oue.' 1 then observed that still he was scarcely to Ik- equaled to himself. 'Why. certainly.' said he. 'He has uot done so much as I have done. He has uot conquered kingdoms in the manner I have done, but be Is an ex cellent general. ' His operations have not been upon so great a scale.' " A Yoamar Maa'a Qanr Prta. 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