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r r 4# \sa m* Her Myster Light, Bi Membi SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE has found in America, it seems, a young woman who promises to make his visit here more worth while than he anticipated. The young woman in question was until she accidentally met Sir Arthur quite a normal young debutante, exceptionally pretty and talented, but seemingly not otherwise unusual. air Artnur, nowever, aiscoverea mai she was psychic or spooky, according to the way one feels toward manifestations of the unreal. And then began an extraordinary chapter In this young woman's life. She is Miss Kate McCausland of St. Louis, Mo. The very name suggests the old pioneer families of the city that was first made especially famous by the Nancy Lee, but which has many other claims to dignified prominence as the pearl of' the Mississippi Valley. The name is linked with those of the Chaoteaus, the Papins and the Valles and others of the early French settlers, whose ^nononflo rta affll arp thfi arbiters of St. Louis society and fashion. Miss McCausland is, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. R. McCausland. BBT McCausland avenue is one of the ^ grandfather and \ Papin avenue la ^ a memorial to her &\ grandmother. Her mother was long one of the guiding - ^ spirits of the St. Louie Woman's Miss McCausland, after her graduation from college, was given w|g|^g|p what used to be called the ^ "grand tour"?a finishing ^5% trip around the world. Then she went in for art and other intellectual pas- f w But always was she sub- L ject to weird moments? Jy moments when she felt, to fffa use her own expression, |?*;' "as if something from f* some strange other world was pulling at me." She knew nothing of spiritual* Ism. She never investigated the psychic. She knew she was intuitional and, in the stronger phrasings of the day, "that she often had hunches." One of these, for example, was experienced when her cousin, the famous Isabelle Valle of St. Louis, whom Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilt once described as "the most beautiful young woman in the world," announced her engagement to James Hope-Nelson, scion of the distinguished and wealthy family of that name in England. Miss Kate declared then that she was sure her cousin, who also had been a sort of elder chum to her, would never be happy in this marriage. She urged her to cancel the engagement. "You will not be married more than five years at most," she ?-.1 wariicu net. When Miss Valle urged her cousin to explain her grounds for such a prediction Miss Kate could only say: "I don't know, hut when I think of your marriage that strange feeling comes over me?It is as if some one were trying to tell me that you should draw hack, that you will not be happy." ? And it turntNt out Just as she had predicted. This was decidedly surprising, for the marriage of Miss Valle and HopeNelson seemed to be a true romnnce. They met lu England while visiting mutual friends at a house party. The young Englishman at once paid court to the girl, who was theu attracting .7 TJ iddenGc ious Intuit, ring Remarkabl ?r of Noted St. j Famou f?!) HHP' T ; - < , "-W Mi** McCaualand at home with two of hi non-psychic "pets." wide attention both in America and abroad for her beauty and winsoqieness. }-ffc followed her to America and even brought hie family over that they might see the American girl in her home surroundings. The wedding was a notable event, being solemnized under Papal dispensation by Archbishop Glennon in 1 the Archbishop's splendid palace in St. Louis. Members of Miss McCausland's family always remembered this remarkable in- I cident of intuition and never afterward ridiculed those "strange moments" when, 1 to Miss Kate, it seemed as If "some one from another world were trying to talk" < to her. ' < While studying to be a sculptor in New York Miss McCauslatid met nt a social affair Dr. ITereward Carrlngton, the chief investigator of the Society for l Psychical Research. Dr. Carrlngton was \ presented hy Mrs. Hope-Nelson, who had i divorced her husband some time before. 1 Mrs. Hope-Nelson laughingly Informed i Dr. Carrlngton that her cousin, Miss ( Kate, might well he worth "Investlgat- i ing," and explained that she aesmed to EIE NEW YORK HERAL 1 n j mimu of Which Her e Good Fortun Louis Familyis Private Seat t A m .71 a <?~v ? /?M l&L iiBHk < . Jl Py^lwBL ' Jl It ~~ S0SX KhI^IBb^B rr. HHV V jjL I , , JM|Mhm| ,>v-; .JH . W? > Ms - 'fW? Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the center and other guest* at the now famous luncheon tendered him in New York by the American Psychical Institute. Those in the photograph are. left to righf: Dr. Hereward Carrington, Ph. D., Secretary-, of the Institute; Lady Doyle, Mrs. Oliver Harriman and Gen. Daniel Appleton. have a knack of "feeling" things which were wholly mysterious to others. Dr. Carrlngton was interested. He begged of Miss McCausland that she call some time at the home of the society and visit its laboratories. It was while <she was making this call?impelled by curiosity and something of amusement?that she was asked r Into a reception room there to be presented to the famous visitor? Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Miss McCausland was very Interesting to Sir Ar^iur. She was invited to be present?one of six guests?at the private seance given by the author, which was one of the outstanding features of his visit to New York. It was at this seance that Sir Arthur discovered to his own satisfaction that Miss McCausland was "mediunjistic"? one of the truest mediums, he Is re ported to have declared after the seance, It had been IiIb good fortune to discover. Just what were the circumstances are not revealed. They remain shrouded in the secrecy that envelops the other occurrences at this famous private seance. When it was over Miss McCausland announced to her friends that she would Immediately make arrangements to go to Europe, virtually as Dr. Doyle's protege, there to undertake n course of studies under eminent psychical scientists allied with Sir Arthur. Arrangements were made for Mrs. Thomas 'randell, widow of a former Washington lttache, to accompany her os chaperon. In London Miss McCausland first will D. SUNDAY, MAY 14, 19! A Friends Made e to Young -Guest at ice 0% Q ^ '' x" > > v_ rTPWB*. ? "!" ' 4 f ~' ' >^5 submit herself to Eva Sey, one of the prominent "mediums" frequently em ployed by Sir Arthur in his weird demonstrations at home. She will then submit to a thorough course of psychic tests? and will endeavor to become Sir Arthur's chief assistant in developing his theory of spirit photography. It is said she already has made attempts at this weird photography with successes that promise much to the spiritualist. "I am simply overwhelmed," says Miss McCausland. "I never was a spiritualist and never gave that sort of thing a thought. I did attend a seance or two before I met Sir Arthur, hut these were just the usual occasions?mostly fun, such as are frequently 'stager!' hy young people. We looked upon the whole thing as a farce and were mostly concerned in detecting the trickery which we were i sure was being practiced before our very eyes. I still am sure those seances were merely tricks?for they were not at all such occasions as that of Dr. Doyle's. "Even when I was a child I used to feel those rather strange sensations, which became more pronounced as I grew older. I remember one evening, just before midnight, turning over in bed and seeing my cousin, who had become Mrs. | Hope-Nelson, standing inside the door of i my bedroom. She wore her hat and a traveling cape and held a handbag. One hand was stretched toward me and ahe was smiling. ? < i "I was certain my cousin was In Kng- , land. I had heard from her there Just a , short time before. I leaped out of bed | to greet her, and when I threw out my | hand to clasp hers I fell forward?there , was nothing there. 1 12. V \ <*. i to prepare h. 1 ; Mrs. James W ;.'? ' Hope-Nelson, '' 1^" who as u px|i|r"W Isebel Va,,e si was declared to ^ be the world's f ill ' i^k ' "f young woman. ^ Bit,:jgfc ;: I It was through 4.' _ ||| her that her ? ' j I i \| McCausland, a | was revealed to '-1 J&Jf / ,4J ^ Dr. Doyle. :W j ' ,* v V " ' .... j?r * "I was so shocked it was some time be- fi fore I could calm myself. I was as weak- n ened as if I had recovered from a faint. E At breakfast the next morn inn I told of a the Incident to my people. They were tl inclined U> 1H1111II HI me?lu uwiaic I nail (i been dreaming. They would not believe a I actually had awakened. They said I 8I had not gotten out of bed at all. t! "But we still were at the brenkfast Hi table when a telegram was delivered me. It was from New York. It announced, a tersely, that Isabel had arrived the after- n noon before from Europe and was taking ft the train that night for St. Louis, and h would I meet her at the station. b Of course I Just put it down as some- w thing extremely odd?eerie and all that, but nothing worth speaking much about. D, Most persons to whom I related the incl- I dent were Inclined to look at me curiously "1 ?to think I was laying It on pretty thick. J "Another time I was visiting a former s| college chum in Springfield, 111. That afternoon I had received a long letter w from my mother, who wrote me every day uhon T ivih nwnv- no matter whether far ? or near?and I had answered it. I walked | with my friend to the railroad station to post the letter in the train box?to make f) sure it would he taken up and put aboard ? the mail train that was due to pass ir through in half an hour or so. "While I was walking home with my " fi friend, and when I was some eight or n nine blocks from the station, something seemed to clutch at me. I stopped still fi and closed my eyes. I saw my mother in '' bed, ill. Just as distinctly as If I were In the room I saw the door open and one o( Df the servants come in and l^an over cm mother's bed. I saw the pictures on the lr ' ? ^1^ IcCausland, the American girl, i being sent to Europe erself to become a "medium." J fortune is the result of 'onan Doyle's discovery of her inge psychic qualities. all and medicine bottles on the night ible by the head of the bed. And I nderstood that she had been ill only a hort time; that it was a sudden attack. "When I opened my eyes I was tremling. My friend caught me by the arm nd shook me and cried out, 'What is the latter, Kate? You are positively white!' don't think I said a word?I just turned n my heel and started running toward he depot. My friend started after me, ut I ran faster and soon left her, an Btonished, puzzled girl, blocks behind, 'he train was in the depot when I reached the station. I brushed through the train gate, not daring to stop long enough to purchase a ticket. As soon as I was aboard it pulled out. "Then, of course, I thought how foolish I was. I asked pjy| the conductor what the first stop was, and if I y couldn't get off there and lake a suburban train back to Springfield. He told me the train did not stop until it reached East St. Louis? just outside St. Louis itself. * So I had to remain aboard. "I thought, first, when I arrived in St. Louis of going to a hotel. I was fright ally early and I thought I would alarm ly people by turning up at that hour, lut 1 overcame this reluctance and took cab to my home. I met a servant on he stairs. Mother had been taken sud* enly ill the afternoon before and was in critical condition. A telegram had been ent me at Springfield?just about the Ime I started to run for the train to tart back home. "T cannot explain it, of course. There re many other such instances I can re tfll. Sir Arthur would allow me to tell 1m only a few of them. He persuaded imself I was what he calls 'mediumlstic' y his own tests. I cannot say what they ere. The seance was private. "1 am tremendously eager now to tind ut just what it all is about. I feel as if were about to enter some unknown ;ihere; it is so mysterious and alluring, ust what Sir Arthur's plans are I do ot know. They will depend largely, I iippose, upon how I survive further tests nd how I develop uuder the tutelage to hich ho has recommended me." ln\\i ?I,A j-.ln.w1r, raw. /.fRolnl of tli?* Weather Bureau concludes that the ordinary cyclones that averse our country from west to cast re not more than two or three miles i depth, although their diameter Is many undreds of miles In other words, heir motion does not affect the upper ngiong of the atmosphere. In the case f hurrlcances he finds that the depth greater, amounting to as much as ve or six miles. But higher currents low directly across the cyclonic and nti-cyclonic areas which produce Lorms and fair weather at the surface r the earth. Some of this investigator's inclusions upset former ideas concernig the circulation of the atmosphere.