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FRENCH SEERESS SEES "FINGER " OF GOD"
DEVASTATING U. S. FOR YEARS
Cleveland, 0., March 2?. The
Cleveland Press today prints an in
terview with Mme. de Thebes,. the fa
mous French seeress, in which she
predicts greater catastrophies than
the Ohio-Indiana floods and the
Omaha cyclone for America before
the year is out.
Three months ago, Mme. de
Thebes prophesied that wind, water
and fire would- -assail the United,
States in. March and.plunge the whole
nation into mourning.
The Paris correspondent of the
Cleveland Press found the seeress in
a little country village north of Paris.
"I have been hiding," She said, "be
cause I did not want to be'interview
ed. I fear to tell the world what I
"America is just at the beginning
of the awful catastrophes which Na
ture will henn iiDon her this vear. I
am ill myself with the .horror of what
I see for the future.
"Let the people o,f America protect
themselves against further cyclones
and inundations, for I can see.no
cairn returning to 'America until
"Three months ago, I foresaw the
disasters that have devastated Ohio,
Indiana and OmaTia. I have warned
every American I talked to since. N
"They would not take heed. They
always' hoped I might be wrong in
K my prophesies." I understand their at
titude, for-1, too, always hope I may
be wrong. I have spent a terrible
three months awaiting the present
"Is there no way iafc us' to avoid
further troubles?" the correspondent
"Alas, no," said the seeress. "The
finger of God is at work in America.
It is an occult force. I do not taiow
why it is there ; nor how it came.
None can tell. But -all the hidden',
terrible Influences that generate holo
causts are at wont in tne sKies above
America and I cannot see the end.
"From.'llilO America should have
taken" precautions, putting herself on
the defensive ;until 1918. Fof she is
in the grip of tertestial evolution.and
each of these years the enemies
fire, wind and water will assail her.
"A large portion' of her territory;
win slip into the seaVwithin the next
few generations 'and I foresee that
that event will be much more terrible
than the present.
"September will be thevmost dangerous-
month for Americans. Every
one of them ought to be ready to .flee
from floods, fire or cyclone any
month. Most- of the horrors in that
month will develop from winds. v
"I truly wish I could be mistaken
and. that my vision might be wrong.
But I know my hope is vain.
"I have told what I have seen in the
past regarding America .and it has
come true. Jfou must feel that what
I see for the"future will likewise prove
true. " -
"These, catastrophes are the will of
God. His destiny is, at work and jovl ,
in America are .helpless. You can only
safeguard yourselves and wait and
BITS OF NEWS
London. King Nicholas of Monte
negro is dead, according to report re
ceived by way -of Rome and Paris.
No details known.
Napier, Neb. Clifford Rohr, cow
boy, shot and killed by Marshal Zim- -
merman while trying to hold up .First
1 Elsie, aged four, was taken ii toi
see the" new baby brother that had
recently arrived; "Mamma," she said",
after looking the baby over, "why
didn't you pay a'half dollar more aid
get a size larger?" - -