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We can all be clairvoyants if we
only learn to see. But how many of
us live and die without having seen
If I were in your country, if my
feet but touched your soil, without
entering into any trance after the
fashion of the prophetesses of an
tiquity, I should be inspired; by an
altogether inexplicable reflex I should
feel whether good or bad were lying
in wait for you! However, since the
ocean lies between us, I am obliged
to state my deductions and calcula
tions, basing them upon the Amer
ican hands I have read and the astral
influences dominating your heavens
Your country is the modern Tower
of Babel, Messieurs les -Americans
All the languages are spoken there;
opinions and ambitions clash. It is
like those chemical-fluids which unite
and produce fire. With you the fluids
are already in the same vessel; you
cannot prevent them mixing; result:
A jet of flame shooting into the air,
an explosion as of dynamite turning
vour New World unside down.
America has reached the crest off
her rise; she has come to the summit
of her ascent. She must HOLD HER
SELF THERE NOW else fall!
Prom a financial point of view, the
storm is gathering, the thunder
There are too many rich. Money
is too much in the hand of one man.
It must be divided. We, in France,
had an aristocracy of blood; you, in
America, have an aristocracy of gold.
But all the time the people are
there. You seem to be courting revo
lution. More than 100 years ago we
had our French revolution the poor
against the nobles; you may yet have
yours, the poor against the rich.
What a lot of troubled consciences
there ought to be among those who
are struggling to keep for themselves
the fruits of labor and saving!
The next-year is to see a serious
tension all over the civilized world, .
the United States included thfere
are to be disasters and upheavals.
My predictions for America are not
very reassuring. My calculations
continue to give me frightful catas
trophies from the elements floods,,
earthquakes, horrible railway acci
dents. There are to be financial crises of
a severe nature. Business men must
be cautious. Political crises will come
and these will be hard to set to rights.
Grave conflicts between high offi
cials; many changes of men.
War with Japan is in the air. Oh!
This is not for the immedlate'present,
but, mesieurs, you must bear it in
Also you will have certain repub
lics to bring to terms. You. will be
triumphant all along the line, but
there will be menaces of war before
this is accomplished and perhaps par
I regret that I have riot seen more
hands of American men; men high in
the financial and political world.
Then I could speak with greater
clearness and certainty.
, But this I can say with the fear
that you will see it in the very near
future that America is to be sorely
tried during 1914. Not only will you
have atmospheric calamities and
financial crises, but you will be de
ceived by finding your big men have
fallen short of what was expected of
them, and incapable of setting things
Your destiny is somber, tragic. The
United States must not go ot sleep
and dream her dreams of gold.
Gold does" not suffice a great peo
Years when Saturn and Mars-
dominate the heavens are severe for
new countries like yours.
Can these catastrophes be obviat- :
ed? Yes and no. No, in so far as the
atmospheric troubles are concerned:
The earth, in Europe, but especially
in Mmenca, is in evoiunon.
Yes! For the financial and political
-riit i a