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this, she solemnl} issured I thai >. prayer alone could its sins be forgiven and :•- pardon obtained and thereupon set herself to tea h i Ito praj Ultimately, with n«1 joyous countenance, the ghost told her that ihe had indeed led it to its Re deemer and won its release: and at the same time seven tin; pi : " p-rr- »f the children it had had on earth -appeared in a en le iboul it and sang melodiou ly Nor did they leave her until the pro tecting apparition »f her grandmother interrupted •heir thanksgivings and ba le I ?one Whether or no the happy ghost nol ifie 1 >thers in kindred plight of the sue i is thai had attended hei tTort :•' i ;certain that are to be accepted, the few short of life re maining to her were largely r>ccupied in i to the v. ints of distressed spirits Phantom monks, nobles, peasants, pressed upon her with I tales of misdeeds unatoned, and begged her to in them in the prayei ■ salvation There was' one specially importunate group, the apparitions of a young -ran a young woman, and a new born hild trapped in ghostly rags, which gave her no peace for months The child, they said, was -heir-' and had been murdered by them." and the \><:tr s ' woman in her turn had been murdered b\ the young man N iturally, they in an unhappy frame >t mind, and unt was able to send them on theii • rej >:■ ing their conduct and language were so extravagai that the appalled her more than did an; oth ■• >t tl numer ous seekers : >r gra< c and Ministering to the Living THE dead were noi i - ones to ihom she ministered Side by side with the gift oi ghost seeing and ghost conversli th the no k s< re markable gift of speaking in an unknown tongue and • ettin ■ rth Ihe mysti i ' i ter. she developed the peculiar faculty of peering into the innei m >s1 being of spirii detecting >f disc binj» reme- WEAPONS OF MEN AND ANIMALS Hi >WEVER ■ omple -. • moi .of mankind underlying ni irders feuds, and war- may be vet the actual killing is in no way different fi killing among the lower animals <>ne single celled drop of living jelly may encounter another and absorb it; a roaring lion may leap upon and anni liilat< an antelope; a savage may brain his fellow with a stone; by the touch of a button the jailei may end the life • >ftf t he criminal in the ele< trie chair or a tiny submarine tt>rpedo may instantly destn>> the greatest battleship with its crew of a thousand men, the result is in all cases the same death Through the p I n of mankind up from the brute plane of life, when might was right, any new invention of a weapon gave the possessor an im mense advantage in the struggle for life, and we come to review the weapons of the human race hardly one is found thai is not duplicated in the w .rid i >f animal life One of tin ' ' ' ipons of the savage was doubi less a simple branch of a tree, wh ped ol its twigs, formed a club; md in Ihe mode of d ol the Near there is a similar use of the powerful fore leg and foot, ;wung ■ mil force animal stands ■>n ii - him I Whenvouare swimming In \l\ ilong near the shore and experience the feeling as of a thousand needle l>riiks across your chest, you will realize thai you have crossed the path of a stinging jellyfish, and for a week or two the experience will remain vividl) in mind. While ii ma> not - the the irritation vet It is interesting to know that you have had a myriad tiny harpoons discharged into your skin, each from a coiled spring gun ient in .-. iy as any whale killii swung by up to date whalers Nature Trappers VV/t; read of the tiger traps in India. lug in the ground and covered lightly with pliant bamboo The tiger steps upon the fake top, and lieh >re it can retreat is precipitated into the trap Walking along a sandy road, look for tiny circular pits sunk below the surface, .md then :,;t down and • I an exciting episode in the life ''t" the little -i ill hunter which ha - dug the pit fall It is invisible, and for sometime the whole affair seems lifele Then an ani comes blundering along, and withoul warning topples over the edge and begins to slide down the incline But the insed tights hard for life and seems about t'i make us escape, when, lo! the sand grains heave upward at the bottom .n\>\ with a jerk are hurled like a miniature catapult at the ant, knocking it over and rolling it :■■< the bot tom. The ani lion, t^r such it is, now seize h prej and after sucking ii juice . ■ thi hrj bod} away anil mends it.-, pit against the coming "i an • ■( her vici im. We kn< i w how all too mccc >sful are the nets of the fowler, entangling sometimes a hundred or more liirds at once; and as analogues there ire ipiders' web . which are many times more efficient in nai ing fli< and gra hoppers We marvel at the skill ■■I the cowboj who hurls this la:. so with unerring aim and brings the horse or cow helplessly t. ■ earth . but bis ari is clum :'.\>- ■' «! t compared! I• a tin} SUNDAY MAGAZINE FOR JANUARY 5. 1908 dies Strange to say. hei poor, and gradually she becanu so feeble thai lay to day her death seemed immineni B parents were resolve I to d and ai last bethoughi themselves of : •ii the hands oi the i ' I in 1 town ••:' Weinsberg an I every mesmerism which al >ne [" . X Tner ■ • ■ • gine the del •my mount ■ ■ X, :ni r, wh< i is better known I generation as mystic and poel ■ . ranted one lay. Ecceni nd 1 learning and an pati ! .wing to him, as his b ■ \V- •■■•■.■ - monument. 1 veil named Weibertrube inti ■ vi ter neglect . but w i mind all Germans of that Ii >tant la? , gone twelfth century, when the » >men oi '■ ecuring from the conquei their lives would be s] ■ ik< rith then m th< i ■ ■ precious belongings burden not • >f n-\\ els and trea bands, whom the} carried in their ; is a mas .. ■ ime of " \Vi »man's i ■ . . ■ his days Bul at the i astle nor poetry held firsl plat c i i. he w i- aba trbed ii I fession And so, with the ardor oi and the sympathy of the in, he wel comed to Weinsberg the r ol be had heard much and of w- hoi 10. tor and biograj By WILLIAM ABADOS Diawiag hv Charlej LhriagMM ;pider thr >w ing band aftei ' >an I aboul some struggling pre} . would be to us _ Tighter and tighter the threads are drawn, until the victim swings powert swathed, bbdy, head, and limb l! we such an encounter through a hand lens, we cannot but shudder at the satanii skill of the eight e\ed lasso thrower, whose laria en from its «'u-i body Vi >ther meth > 1 oi cal ' ■ • !un!s is !>\ means oi twigs dipped in sticky lime, and in this we are re minded 01 the ani eater, which draw, m hundreds of ants w.th one bck of ii ng < urling I i i ite 1 ■■•• itri glut im >us saliva A Dumb Elcctrocuter A 'l firsl thought the efc •**■ the criminal to his doom, would seem v< be finemeni "t invention nlj t-. man*s genius but the electric eel can benumb a h..r--< will drown before recovering from tin- shock, .md the fiercest fish i^ rendered helpless !.\ the gentlest touch ■>!' this creature Small wonder these eels flourish in their native waters and seldom In find i 1 enough and •■• spare! A; !i\ rate the gentleman angler casting his fry upon the ripple ; ■ unique sureh no animal can match the rod ami line! Yet there long slender filament drooping forward from its head, tipped with a fleshy, wormhke appendage The fish In- quiet h on the bottom and ■ >. It was in November. 1^26. that he first metises She was then twenty-rive, and thu.- h.. ! r t-er. for six years in a state "of almost constant :11 health. Her very appearance moved h:ni profoundly. Her fragile bV>dy. he relates in the graphic word picture hex drew, enveloped her sj>-r:t 1 :v- a gauzy veil. She was extremely »rna';i. v/:th Oneatal features and dark lashed eyes that were at once penetrating and When she spoke bsa conviction deepened that he was looking or. one who belonged more to the w< -rl«l •: the lead than to the world of the living: and he speedily became persuaded that she actually did. as -he claimed, commune with the dead. Less than a month alter her arrival at Weinsberg. and being in the trar.ee condition thai was now frequent with her. she : -" meed to him that she had been yisi ted by a ghost, which insisted on showing her a -'. •: of paper covered with figures and begged her t sriye :: to his wife, who was still alive and wotdd understand its significance and the duty devolving upon her or making restitution to the nan he had wronged ia life. Kerner was thunderstruck at re gnizing. tr^rr. her description, v Weinsberg lawyer • ho had been, dead for some years and was thought to have de frauded a client out of a large sum of money. Eagerly he plied Frederica with quest: >ns, arnocg other things asking her to endeavor ! locate toe paper of which the ghost spoke " 1 see it." said she dreamily. "I* &-s :. a building which is sixty paces from my bed In his I see a large and a smaller room. ii the latt« sit 3 a tall gentleman, who is w«>rking at a table ■'• he goes out. and now he returns. Beyond these ■ >tes there is one still larger, in which are some - its and .* long table. On the table is a wood thing.— l cannot name it. — and on this lie thr heaps ot paper: and in the center one. about : middfeoi the heap, lies the sheet which so tonne: :.:m_ Knowing that this was an exact 3 Car£tae4 on pagt 19 nibble. Soon a minnow makes a dash ' wav " ing luscious morsel. The huge month and — the finny angler has dined' A venial "rcylock. this, with roil. line, and bait of his & and l>one. Perhaps the most terrible invent: the rifle, by which he can slay when victim. And this fact makes the sho Java a more interesting creature. A :' a leaf, a foot or more at«ove the >i;r:. ; the sun. its many faceted eyes on I danger in all directions except below rises slowly through the water ami c mules its "long pointed snout into the l - to>BS wait follows, when the fish is appan taking aim. and then a silvery stream oi\i erringly upward and tumbles the fly b the eager waiting mouth. The nativi fish in tanks, and it is a great favoritt of its curious habit. When it becomes .. '=-'-1 to its new surroundings, it will readil '■ - l fly or bit of meat held between the fing* Appearances Arc Deceiving •TV! 1 painted faces and blood curdCnp tacking Indians, and the mock dra pan noises of the Chinese soldiers are to aid in intimidating the foe, and th: widely practised among the lesser cream: there are flies whose yellow banded I threatening motions deter their enenxi« youring them, mistaking them for .-:■'■- ami there are edible butterflies which deceive the birds by mimicking close!; and flight other conspicuous specie- wi .imces protect them from all danger Wild dogs and wolves are terribly their methods of hunting. When once •"• on a trail. Indian like, nothing turns • and tireless on and on they lope, until I sinks exhausted or is pulled to ear:!: U '■■'■ coyotes of ten employ guerrilla tactics, han;4 :"I the outskirts of a herd of buffalo and watching tl chance to kill a calf or wounded animal. Of the opposite method of hunting ma; ' ■ ttoneti the alligator, which lies quiet b I at the drinking place of the deer, or dr-.rr> ' upon its unsuspectmg victim. The boa cor also lies in wait, and then makes a lasso or N-Li its own body, crushing and strangling the victii to death. The poisoner of the medieval ages is correlate i nature by the sinister moccasin * and cobra whifc the rattler is more of a sport, believing in fair plaj and as the lie is passed by cowboys before gun- irt drawn, st» thrs serpent ; gives warning betore strikes. ' liven the human poacher who sneaks at r.:c ■- into the guarded preserve and illegally snare* the game is represented among buds by the unfortunate ly selected emblem of our country, the ball eagle It swoops with menacing scream upon the ri-h hawfc and pursues ii unmercifully tin the fish is dropped when the eagle regains it before ;t has t.il'-'n to the water, and daps o:> to ;:^ aery with its ill gotten N>oty.