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ANCEL TALKS OUT OF MLLE. CüNEDON'S MOUTH. some <>• «he Talk I» Noimnil, bot Many Thinge Come True—Purls Worked l'p Over the Case—Doctors. Priests and Journalists Pusxled. T acorns that France is especially favored by heaven just now; women are in communica tion with spirits, and are prophesy ing everywhere. It is in Paris that this first began, and the town of skepticism and free thinking has been carried by storm, writes a Paris correspondent. Men forget over it the conflict between the Senate and •the Ministry and all political questions. We hear no more of the dangers with which the Triple Alliance threatens us, not even the Russian alliance is spoken of. but a constantly renewed crowd be sieges the doorä of a house in a rather poor quarter, where, in a modest fifth story flat, a young woman gives con sultations on the future which she says are inspired by the Angel Gabriel. The crowd has become so great that the po lice are obliged to take measures to keep the line in order, and the prophet ess herself has given notice that she will oniy receive fifty persons a day by letters of audience, like a minister, and persons who have asked for an inter view lately have been put off until the eml of dune. Still more, doctors and scientific men of all kinds have become interested, and though their conclusions vary a good deal, they agree on one point, the perfect good health and the absolute good faith of the prophetess. The prophetess of the Rue Paradis is 24 years old; she was born in Paris; her father fs managing clerk in a lawyer's office; her mother is a distant relative of M. Brinson, President of the Chamber of Deputies. Mile. Conedon is a young woman oi middle size and well built; her very dark chestnut hair, of which she has large quantities, is done up in thick masses, and held in place by a large tortoise-shell comb; her color is high, her nose arched, her teeth very white and large, her eyes of a change able blue are big and overhung by black eyebrows. Mile. Conedon. whose man ners are very simple, is quick and sprightly. M. Mery, who has become the biographer of the visionary of the Hue Paradis, and who has published a little book about her. of which 26,000 copies have been sold, tells how Mile. Conedon became aware ot what she calls her mission. For some years past j, M MLLE. CONEDON. the Conedon family used to visit a Mrs. O——, who lives at 86 Faubourg St. Honore. This lady, who is elderly now, it is said formerly possessed the gift which Mile. Conedon now has. But the angel withdrew from her because, Mile. Conedon says, she bad sponged on him. Now, the end of Mme. O.'s mis sion coincided with the beginning of that of M'le. Conedon, under the fol lowing circumstances: On Aug. 5, 1894, Mile. Conedon was at Mme. O.'s house. It was about 10 o'clock in the morning when she fell suddenly into an ecstasy that lasted several hours. They thought that she was sick; they tried to wake her up. Then as the phenomenon did not recur it was forgotten. Now, a year later, day for day, on Aug. 5, 1895, and it is only long after that they noticed the coin cidence of the dates. Mile. Conedon fell Into another ecstasy, during which she spoke for one hour continuously without stopping. She was then in her own house, sitting in the parlor talking to a lady friend. The latter was fright ened, and called in the young woman's father, to whom the predictions, which afterward came true, were made at once by the spirit which borrowed his daugh ter's voice and declared himself to be the Archangel Gabriel. The spirit also said that he had been sent by God to announce to men the evils that threat ened them, and to foretell to France the return of the monarchy. Mile. Conedon takes up these predictions and develops them in the public meetings to which all those who have already consulted her in private are admitted. Some have to do with cataclysms of nature. The seasons which have been dis turbed for some years will resume their natural course, but "we shall see there whert the sea has flowed a continent arise.'' New massacres like the Ar menian one will take place in foreign parts. France will be punished for its long impiety and faithlessness to Its kings, the Hotel de Ville and the Opera will be set on Are, and a part of Baris will be burned down. An epidemic will break out, during which persons affllcted will have their skin covered With __a ___n______: it' »ith blood red spots. Prophets will arise on every hand there will be man conversions. Before this, however, on' astounding conversion will have struck France with amatement, Mile. Yvette! Cullbert will become a nun! At th *nd of the year. In fall, war will break °at. The Angel Gabriel «ays on this subject, "I see men massacred, and the Seine stained with blood." The na tions which will suffer most by this war will be France and England. Finally, the clergy, on account of Its impiety, will be decimated, and the Jews will be driven out of France. He who will come to France from all these woes will be a prince of the house of Bourbon, who will reign under the name of Henry V. As the Count de Chambord bore the title of Henry V., and Is dead, this pre diction seemed strange, but Mile. Cone don has declared that for centuries those who reigned were usurpers, and that if Louis XVI. was martyred, he was not the martyr king. She added that it was the younger brother who had de throned the elder brother, whose de scendant will save France coming from an icy country. Very serious persons have tried to solve this enigma, and are agreed that the future King of France must be a descendant of the Iron Mask. PLAYED WITH FIRE. John Hnya Hammond, the Amcrtrmn Ad venturer In Boarland. Playing with Are is a poor game for people who are averse to burning their Angers, and it Is probable that John Hays Hammond and his associates weighed the possibilities and the cost of failure against the advantages of success before they took up arms against the government under which they had seen fit to cast their lot in South Africa. It is reported that Mr. Hammond receives a salary of sixty mà JOHN HAYS HAMMOND, thousand dollars a year, which, it might seem, should reconcile a man to living under a much worse system than that of the Boers. But, however much Mr. Hammond may have justified bis action, he prob ably regretted it when the court pro nounced on him the sentence of death. Even though he may bave been morally certain that the extreme penalty had been inflicted on him for the purpose of emphasizing the magnanimity of Oom Paul's prompt commutation of sen tence, the feeling of the halter around one's neck for the briefest time must be exceedingly uncomfortable; and all of us who have ever chafed under an administration in which we have had practically no voice will rejoice that our compatriot's ill-judged efforts have had no more serious results.—E. S. Martin in Harper's Weekly. FREDERICK CARRINGTON. The HrltUh CoimiiHinler of Troop« In Miatabelelanri. Frederick Carrington, the newly ap pointed commander of the British forces in Matabeleland, is well know.n in South Africa for his various services to the British government during the past twenty years. In 1877 he formed a troop which was called "Carrington's horse," and which still bears his name. This troop is now in South Africa. Car rington himself has been absent from that country for the past few years. Of late he has been doing duty as com mander of the infantry brigade at Gib raltar. Sir Frederick is the son of a country gentleman. He was born in Gloucestershire in 1844 and entered the army at the age of 20. His first regi ment was the South Wales Borderers, and he became the instructor of mus ketry to the regiment. In 1875 he cross ed over to South Africa and organized a corps of mounted infantry for the diamond fields. He saw some active service In the Kaffir war of 1877 in the Transkei region, and again In Sekukunl campaign in the Transvaal in 1879. He was a member of .Sh Charles Warren's Becbuanaland expel ha _j ™ "UAH -#3 ** FREDERICK CARRING TO! tlon In 1884 and 1885. In the year he was made colonel, and rank of major general in 1893. made military adviser to the gi of Cape Colony, but was recaftgjj^to Europe. M>rrl>i< la Sooth Africa. In certain south African tribi day of his marriage, while th' ties are going on, the brid< tied up In a bag i >f fire ants. If he moved he Is deck- — „ - for matrimony. fjff •ter let Mtrbil largest Ice ma United States_ icted for the A; »y to be run In j will be 1.990 1 LITTLE JOE MANLEY. CHARACTERISTICS OF THE BOOM-MAKER OF MAINE. nd The Life-Tone Friend the Tate .lame« Ullloapte feed to '•Carry** for Journal. thi Adviser of Hlalne—lie » Kennebec S' OME MEN ARE great, some achieve greatness, others have greatness thrust upon them, and now and then there Is a man who acquires greatness bv refraction from " the light of a really great man. That Is precisely the case of Joseph Homan Manley, known to fame as the friend of the late James Gllliespie Blaine. Mr. Manley Is not a great man hintself, and If anyone w ere to make so bold as to intimate to him that he was he would be the first to resent the compliment as a "jolly." Mr. Manley Is not great, but he Is use ful and true and bright, and two of the most famous men In recent American history have been glad to call hi® friend. There was a time when It was difficult to speak of Mr. Blaine without bringing Joe Manley to mind, and cer tainly It was impossible to think of Manley without thinking of Blaine also. How Blaine marched along the road that leads to fame everyone knows. In congress, humble and unknown, then winning recognition, finally speaker of the house, candidate for the presidency again and again, with fate ever pursu ing him. In the senate, In the cabinet, and to his grave with the inscription of "Most Popular of Americans" upon his headstone—all through that jour ney, from first to last, except to the grave, he was accompanied by modest little Joe Manley. Mr. Blaine once said that he did not see how he could ever do anything without his friend and Fldus Achates. He grew to be bound up in the round little Yankee. He was never wholly happy without the know ledge that his other self was well and A«* SEPH H. MANLEY. needed. Mr. nows, was not optimist he osed to be. There a the uselessness of r of ambition, press hls soul. It was In these he wanted "Little Joe." . Blaine was a young man Augusta, Me., to become a editor and reporter. He w dreams of fame or power, at ambition was to own a that could pay Its expenses rt a modest family. A few m the office of the Kennebec the weekly newspaper which e editor of, lived the Manley here it had lived for several ns. Every Manley was a of the down east variety, and e of them was true blue. In that family was a little hunchback boy WbMR every one called Joe. He was al S round the printing office. He the papers which young Blaine ited, read the proof for, and put _ ss. While the editor was writing thwaddresses on the wrappers for the hghacrlbers who received their papers tefiMigh the mails, little Joe used to g around the office begging the ce to "do up" papers. He also liked to run errands, and to fold papers as Bi as he was big enough to reach to » top of the folding table from a stool, lere was something about this mite a lad, this odd little hunchback— rhaps his brightness and Yankee wit which attracted the attention of the Itor. At any rate, a warm friendship rang up between them, and continued hroughout life. Mr. Manley now says he remembers .he Blaine of that day very well. "Even at that early time," says Mr. Manley, "Blaine was a charming man. Every one in Augusta liked him. He rapldly made strength for the paper and was a smart editor. Mr. Blaine's hair and i beard were then as black as coal. Ha was very active, full of fun, and had that thing which we call magnetism. I can remember when I was only a little lad Blaine used to talk politics to me. He had an Idea he could make speeches, and though I didn't know i 4 then, I know now that he was trying them on me. When he would get off some of his beautiful sentences, talking about the country and the people and the party and all that sort of thing, I used to sit with my mout'u open wondering how any man could be so smart. You see, he was trying his speeches on me. I was the dog. Right good speeches they were, too, as the people found as soon as they gave him a chance to take the stump in the campaign. From this onward things came Mr. Blaine's way very rapidly. You will remember that he went to the legislative houses to make reports for the paper, and he and Melville W. Fuller were engaged In that work together. The chief justice and I are related, my wife being his cousin." Mr. Blaine went to the legislature himself soon afterward and made his mark, and then to congress, and the country knows the remainder of that great Btory. But little Joe was only i stripling then. He had just been grad uated from Albany law school when Mr. Blaine came to congress. He prac ticed for a time, and, having once had the taste of the print shop in hts mouth, found It impossible to rinse It out and became interested In newspapers him self. He is now and long has been one of the proprietors of the Farmer, flourishing agricultural journal. He went Into other business, made a mod est bit of money, gathered friends about him and, of course, became a politi cian. He ought not to have gone Into poll tics. He had been warned against poll tics as an Invention of the devil. His old father had been an Intense whig, He had worshiped at the shrine of Henry Clay. When Clay ran for the presidency the elder Manley sat up nights and whooped and bet all his horses and half his money. When Clay was defeated his heart was nearly brok en. He lived long enough to transfer his affections to William H. Seward He worshiped Seward almost as ard ently as he had worshiped Clay. The a defeat of Seward was the last straw that broke the camel's back. It tumbled the old man's courage and his confi dence in his countrymen into the dust. "Joe," he said Impressively, "I have one request to make of you. Never have anything to do with politics. Keep out of politics as you would out ot jail. There U nothing but disappointment and vexation of spirit in it. Mind what I tell you." . But Joe did not keep out of politics. With the example of bis friend Blaine before him. how could he? Blaine was beginning to win fame, and though little Joe did not seek fame for himself he wanted to be in position to help his friends. So, before he was of age, he became secretary to some of the local committees, and a rounder-up on elec tion day and a general manager of the local politics In his ward. He has been in politics ever since, and probably always will be until he shall be gather ed to bis fathers. Christianity In China. The Christian world will applaud aa it deserves the active intervention of Monsieur Gerard, the French minister to China, In behalf of religious tolera tion in that empire. Minister Denby, In a recent communication to the State Department at Washington, states that through Monsieur Gerard's efforts the Tsung LI Yamen have directed the local authorities throughout all the provinces of the empire to expunge from the various editions and compila tions of the Chinese code all restric tions upon the propagation of the Christian religion. If this policy Bhall be actually carried out the event will be the most notable triumph of liberal i ideas which has occurred In this genera tion in connection with missionary work. Pearl, yellow and pink tan shades are the correct color In gloves. of A SOUND THEOLOGIAN. THE LIFE AND LABORS OF WIL LIAM HENRY GREEN. Beeentljr ConnmmtaS by a Jubilee— The I'rlnripal el Princeton Theologi cal Seminary a Masterly Critic of "Higher Criticism." \\ri37 , ILLIAM HENRY Green, D. a, LX*. IX, of Princeton Theo logical Seminary, New Jersey, recent ly celebrated a Jubilee commemo ration of his life J and labors. In 1840 he was graduated, at the .age of fifteen, from Lafayette College; immediately became a tutor there, In mathematics, for three years; was graduated from the Princeton Seminary, in theology, in 1846, and was at once appointed, being only twenty one, Instructor in Hebrew. There be la to-day ; only he has been promoted from his tutorship, which he held three years, to be, at first, professor of Biblical and Oriental literature, and now, of Oriental and Old Testament literature. More than any other man ot our day, he stands as the exponent and bulwark of the old faith, in opposition to the "higher criticism." For some twenty five years the church has been tailing over troubled seas; but Dr. Green, moat amply prepared for It, has not failed to meet the emergency. The writings of Colenso, Kuenen, Welhautsen, and W Robertson Smith, chief champions ot the higher criticism, have been so thor oughly examined and met by him that the old beliefs still remain regnant During these years his lecture-room has rung with his well-considered views and Interpretations. Over three thousand students have been his pupils, and have carried into the world a knowledge, and, moBt of them, a belief of his pre sentations. Two thousand of them are still living, most of them scattered over the country and world as pastors of Presbyterian churches, and are pro mulgating his teachings. The press has teemed with volumes, and articles In reviews, and other periodicals, the pro duct of his pen. His first hook in this great controversy which has raged about Moses and the prophets was "The Peutateuch Vindicated agnlnst Co lenso." This has been followed, all In the same general line, by "The Archae ology, History and Geography of the Bible;" "Pcntateuchal Analysis;" "The Hebrew Feasts"—this latter translated Into German and published In Germany in 1894—"Tho Argument of the Book of ■% WILLIAM HENRY GREEN. Job;" "Higher Criticism of the Penta teuch;" and "Unity of the Book of Gene sis." ThiB latter contains his moBt ma tured views, formed out of an intimate acquaintance with the original Scrip tures and long leisure for reading and thought. Over fifty articles of his have appeared in the Presbyterian Review, the Hebralca, and other periodicals, largely in the same current of thought and Interpretation. All ills works are standard. He still continues to inves tigate and write. He Is no .v engaged In writing a work on the book of Deuter onomy. Probably he has done more to form the opinions of ministers and the Church on the doctrine and teachings of the Old Testament than any other man. His honors have been abundant. The College of New Jersey conferred on him title of D.D. ; Rutgers College gave him that of LL.D., and Edinburgh Univer sity reconferred D. D. He was one of the revisers of the English version of the Old Testament. In 1991 he was made moderator, by acclamation, of the General Assembly, which met that year in Detroit, and had the Briggs heresy case specially in hand. He Is a trustee of Princeton College, and might have been its president had he chosen; for he had the unanimous vote of the trustees before they elected Dr. McCosh. These things show the esteem in which he is held. As a Biblical scholar, a close thinker, a luminous writer, a popular teacher, a polished gentleman, a devout Christian and a lovable man, he stand* among the foremost, writes W. C. Ulyat In Leslie's Weekly. Hiuijt-Ih Cants ■ Tsar. While the Reverend Robert Collyer was in Chicago recently for a brief visit, he told a reporter that for the first ten years of his minUtry he received only seven and one-half dollars in money He also said that the old anvil on which he earned his living in tho days of his youth is now in Unity Church In Chi cago. He has been a preacher for forty eight years, and paBtor of the Church of the Messiah for seventeen. Dr. Sav age, who cornea from Boston to be hls co-pastor, will begin hls cervices in the fall. of A FA MOUS M ODEL. Edith Itmw *•••■ «• "O" 1 » SM" Baa gas* B ash Married la flkflasl 1 "Cherry Ripe" ie grown up and has Juat heed married. She W|s known be fore her wedding as Mias Edith Ram . W. L. Thomas, the founder and manager of the London Graphic, was responsible for the famous picture by Sir John Millais, the president ot tho Royal academy, called "Cherry Ripe," representing n laughing child with some ÿuncliM of crimson fruit. Mr. Thomas' niece. Edith Ramage, waa a grand-daughter of George Thomaa, the artist. At a ball at W. L. Thomaa' fpr the children that gentleman was so im pressed with the pretty plcturw made by Edith and his son, who was dressed aa a man cook, that the next morning he carried the children off In their eoa tumea to Sir John Millais' studio. Sir John wu delighted with the quaint Ut ile couple as they came Into his stndio and arranged to paint them, the girl seated on tho atatra and tho boy wait ing on her and offering the tralL lie made such a success with the girl's face that he stopped there. Reprints of the painting were given as supplements with the Graphic many yearn ago and the picture was auch a favorite that la the majority of homes may be Sooad copies of "Cherry Ripe." Mies R a m age TÄ MISS EDITH RAMAGE, was just married this spring to Mr. Francisco de Paula Oasorio. In In of Altar'S Coals at fir* Mr. William Waldorf Aator, aa we showed In a recent article, haa been the object of a good deal of 111-aaturad criticism because he baa choaen to re side abroad and to manage bta own In terests in his own way. He baa sub mitted uncomplainingly to the flagel lations of censorious penny-a-liners, but In a recent note accompanying a subscription of one thousand dollars toward tho erection In New York of a statue to Wiliam the Silent he showed that he haa not been indifferent to the treatment in question. In this note Mr. Aator says: "Tbs faculty pt self-restraint under cowardly and brutal misrepresentation and abuse such as William the Silent endured, lifelong, without a word, deserves a place among the heroic virtues."—Les lie's Weekly. ma and have are In to A nreak sod e Rnnli* Princess Marie of Greece, wbo baa Just been betrothed to the Orand Duke George of Russia Is not beautiful, al though dispatches claim she la the handsomest and wittiest prlncesa in Europe. This Is done every time a prin cess becomes engaged, however. Prin cess Marie ts tall and athletic and her expression is so pleasant and vivacious that she charms at first sight. She is the only surviving daughter of the king and queen of Greece, and as her mother was a Russian grand duchess it is nat ural that she should Inherit Muscovite tendencies. It is believed the engage ment was hastened on account of a ru mor that King Alexander of Servis, who has been refused by nearly every mar riageable princess In Europe, was com ing to Athens to ask for her hand. Prin cess Marie's elder alster was a remark ably sweet-disposltloned and loveable girl, but her death soon after her mar riage toGrand Duke Paul, brother of tho man Princess Marie Is to marry, was be lieved to be hastened by his brutality and unkindllness. It is said that Grand Duke George, the present bridegroom, Is a much better man than his brother. He is an uncle of the present czar. One in PRINCESS MARIE, of hls brothers visited the United States with the Rui8lan fleet at the time of the World's Fair. Wanted Hls Reward Perhaps. A year or so since a man found a pocket book containing |150 In caah on the sidewalk In Portland, Maine. A card in the wallet showed that the money belonged to a bookkeeper of a business house In that town. The man returned the money to Its owner, and aa a reward a bill of |3, which he owed the house, was receipted. Last week the man broke Into the bookkeeper's house and stole everything he could lay hls hands on. He was caught and held for trial. It Is not shown that he had any motive In committing the burglary other than the ordinary bur glar would have, but persona there abouts are making obvious commenta, —Ex.