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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
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.
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

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.
The HrltUh CoimiiHinler of Troop« In
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
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
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_
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will be 1.990 1
The Life-Tone Friend
the Tate .lame« Ullloapte
feed to '•Carry** for
Adviser of
» Kennebec
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
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
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
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
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
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
Pearl, yellow and pink tan shades are
the correct color In gloves.
Beeentljr ConnmmtaS by a Jubilee—
The I'rlnripal el Princeton Theologi
cal Seminary a Masterly Critic of
"Higher Criticism."
\\ri37 ,
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
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
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.
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

was just married this spring to Mr.
Francisco de Paula Oasorio.
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.
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
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,

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