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had belonged to James, and very
few persons had an idea that this
tie had not always been ray own.
"One of the greatest proofs is
the experience of a Mrs. Smead,
wife of a minister living in the
hills of Maryland. The place is
a dozen miles from any railroad
station and it takes 24 hours for
the news of the world to pene
trate to 'it And yet the same
night Prof. James died, Mrs.
Smead, who possesses mediumis
tic qualities to a marked extent,
Saw him pass before her in cap
"Six months afterward, when
she saw a picture of James and
-an article about his death, she
recognized who her ghostly visi
tor was. Consulting her diary,
she found that James had been
visible to her just one hour after
hiSr death !
"I am about to announce the
results of my spirit communica
tion with Carroll D. Wright to
the world. Of the mass of de
tails he gave me, a great deal has
been absolutely verified by his
daughter. One detail in particu
lar is worth noting. He men
tioned a red brick building cov
ered with vines where he had
been at one time. .We could not
locate this. At length we dis
covered that four years ago
Wright had visited, just such a
laboratory. It was back in some
hills lhear the Hudson river.
Everyone in his family had for
gotten the incident.
"The next great object of the
human race is to develop the
psychic. We must reach out our
hands over that 'gull and see
what, we can learn from thos$
over there. They may not be per
mitted to tell us everything, but
as we go on trying, the means
of our communication will be
strengthened and we shall learn
marvelous things. We shall
know that the body is more than
raiment and the soul more than
The future great work of the
American Society for Psychical
Research, Prof. Hyslop Says, is to
raise enough money to begin a
great number of experiments in
mediumistic phenomena, testing
them by cross-references to es
tablish the degree of their ver
acity. To do this Hyslop would
have many mediums interview
the same spirits and see if results
A Chicago man met an old ac
quaintance he had not seenior a
number of years.
"Where have you been?" the
local man asked.
"Well," said the other, "I
might as well be square about it
I was in jail."
"What for?" asked .the local
"I found a horse," the man re-
"Found a horse? Nonsense"!
They would never put you to jail
for finding a horse."
"Well, but you see I found him
before the owner lost him."
Things are coming to such a
pass that it's almost good form to
be a Bryan Democrat
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