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-THE TIMES: StAY 20, 1VI9
ff HOW I COMMUNICATED WITH RUPERT MY DEAD SON He Was Killed In France and Through a Spiritualist Medium I Communicated With Him By WAirER ms (A Iytmdon Baptist Minister) I Copyright. It it. by WiltwWjnti (The author of the following v ritual tc reyejat Ions .British Baptist Minister. He i -- the editor or The Young Mn and WWan," a British pub .ca ion Rupert Wynn the son of the writer of the- remarkable articles, was killed in iffwM SMa aftr"rf Rev- Walter Wynn received a let K Mi sf"j. daughter of the famous Spiritualist and fh SSSint n-prietor and editor of the British Review of Re that Rupert was living in the spirit world, and JS' speak to his father. Rev. Walter Wynn had hith-(,Zh-Teen sceptical about the claims of Spiritualism, but de fied to test Miss Stead's assertions. He took the matter up with a publisher and had himself assigned to investigate these claims that are being made by men and women like Sir Olirer Lodge, Sir Henry Turner, Sir Conan Doyle, Ella Wheel er Vllcox and hundreds of other British and American liter ary notables. In his amazing investigations he concealed his identity, and demanded proof of every point in a most hard headed and critical fashion, and in these chapters makes pub Ilo his. findings.) ' "Qoo ftmoon, Kid th Con lrt, "Mr. St rod la her with your !on. Ml wlhe to tn you ome-ItHlrMC- "TT I responded. I A kmc pa-oaa. . '-air. etatul ay yon ara Irrtendln ia trclto . book; Is that ra" T; ' "impart lWea." Mr Stead approves icfthla." 1 "HowT" I nke(J, "dirt Mr. Stead jlrtwrw of suoU a. tltla" ' H heard you mention It." "Where V "At your home. He came there Uha other flight with Rupert. Rupert hud he ara areat chums. He J hera !ow wttli Mr. Btead, who Joins him In ilauehtex, ajid aaya "Rupert Lives!" Haa Rupert anything to say to jne?" "Tea; ha skfs ha heard yon re linarlt that thJ mlfrht be your laat ; visit to Mr. Van (to. ao he thought he would bring; today two gentlemen who know yon. Ha aaya that except for tha absence of his physical body, ha la just the aaxne aa vhm ha waa at home. He Is happy. 1 live; Ru rert Uvea, vye, and ha 1oe not think you wtll doubt It after you have cokn to tha two gentlemen he haa-brooKht to aaa you. Old fYfends. (I can takwn an oath before God. if rerulred, that nothing; reeemblin r.-hat followed bad over entered oc mos at tha moment la my thought. The "two gentleman" would have tn the last I should have dreamt ft in my wildest dreams.) "I am trying to catrh the name," said the Control, "but It's a funny name. I can hear William William, i-X I can't catch It." Try," I said. 1 do try. He is not a. tan tnan. Recently passed oor. Between 80 and 70 years of aze. I should say. Short, stout, thick ret. broad frame. Forehead broad and high. Ha still tries to sivt ma his name; William fa pause.) ",Vo: I can't catch It. H says It la .dawning on your mind who ha Is. rx to il know htm 7" "Please go on; I don't Ilk such Questions at a critical moment. I am deeply Interested. Please go on. you say. They know you. That's dear. They say they will make you understand. This William holds omo papers in his hands. Ilka briefs. Ha says they had to do with, your church, work. Both of them are com- (wiled to be still Interested la that." "Yef X said. "Tea; tha other gentleman holds hoard In his) hand. I wonder what means7" "What do you think V X asked, "I don't know." IS na xryms Lu eonvty nim nimi r "Ha may bo; but I think he wants , leave another Impression. The two sit round tha board, and now they fetirtA vm h forma of two ofVi.r . round tha tooardw One Is a very de crepit old man, tha other la taller, dressed like a minister. Have you ever been before a Board at any sort with any church case 7 That Is the Impression. OhJ after all. the name of the aaennd centlemaa may ba de- - xioted by tha board. Waa it Board? i "No." I replied, "Bonrdman 1" TN'o," "Wall. thaT atranga, I got the flm preset on. that the board has I doablo rnearuns. was xiia name, ' ' Woodf "Tea," Ahl Now they sa-a delighted, and R-opert and Mr. Stead ara clapping that hands." "Ara yon aura about tha other nam of I asked. 4 "Wot ouite. It Is a runny name, 'No; X can't get it." " it Wherrv7" "Ahl you have It " uw daUghted." J . X Sat Kn tranced. f (Alderman wnerry, ttev. j. it. . K Wood, Rav, 3. H. Shakespeare, and i ! , Mr. X. Clarke ware arbitrators in the i raaa aforementioned in connection ? 'with the Broadway Baptist Church, Chatham. X differed from their de .rlalon, and have - alnce been abun dantly confirmed tn my opinion, yanaota have answered) their opinions.) I aat entranced. 1 i "To they wish to say anything to - tnV . "5 "Tea; they are vary anxious. They .are keenly Interested In your work. iThey are compelled to be. They are J tiling an the power Ood gives to -. 4them to right , tha wrong they did. - 'They wish he two Churches to be ; ;om one. Unity would mean great 1 .atrength. He call you "Mr. Wynn.'- i Tie aaya you must help, and net mind J Uf you are misunderstood." "Can yon hear tha exaot words fi Aldsrman Wherry utters 7" j,. "Teat take ehern down. He sayf My. Wynn, X take an entirely dif . . ren view now. X ant work log for ' .hAl sna worth to right the blunder. Mr. Wynn, trust in God and our co operation. Mr. Good agrees with me absolutely. We both see our mistake. Mr. Wood wishes to speak to you.' Xow the other gentleman ears ." "What Is he like? Can you de scribe him 7" I Inquired. "Yes; he Is taller than Mr. Very Wherry," I Interjected. "Wherry yes; wears a parsonlo hat. classes, bright eyes, stoops little, laughs heartily. Do you know him?" "Yes." "Well, he says he says, Mr. Wynn Brother Wynn," he calls you Brother Wynn, let's shake hands. I was wrong, arbitrary and stubborn. I must confess now I was wrong. I see how Quite clearly that I would have been better all round to have kept you In your former Church. 1 seen wo. Go on as you are doing for a time. Only one on the Board la really left now. Tou know what I mean. We want to see you In the old Churoh again. I come to hear you preach." (I at once saw my ohance for a teat question.) ' "Do you really? Were you there last Sunday night?". "Yes." "How many people were there?" "Crowded." "What was I preaching about?" "Christ the Bavlour." (Correct.) Mr. Stead's Presence. A long pause. Mr. Vango rubbed his eyes, came out of the trancs state, and looked at me. "Well?" he said. "Well. Mr. Vango?" I replied. "Well?" he said agraln. "Do you again take your oath you do not know what you have been saying?" I Inquired. "I do," he replied. "Have you ever heard of the Bap tist Union Arbitration Board?" "Xo." "Have you ever heard the names Wherry, Wood. Clarke, and Shakes peare mentioned amongst Baptists?' "I think I have seen the last name in the papers. The other three I have r.erer hoard of. I,. know several Woods and Clarkes, but no Wherry. I never heard the name before." "Have you ever made inquiries about me, or my Church, or my for mer Church?" "Xone whatever; nor do I know anything. My dear sir, your serious ness makes me smile." "Then I will tell you nothing." "That's right; don't." said Mr. Vango. And we wished each other good- day. It will be noticed by referring to the previous chapter that at four o'clock P. M., on Js'ovember 2, 1917 Mr. xonsro told me at 66 Talbot Road. Bayewater, that Mr. Stead had followed me Into the room. Confir mation of this report. by Inference reached me on November 1, 191S. told Miss Stead of my visit to Mr. Vango, and what happened there, and ehe replied: "Well, that Is strango; I had message from father about you on the same evening. I will send you the 'notes.' " l waua ana wated, but no "notes" came until twelve months after, on the very day, in fact, that I had finished the preceding- chap ters, when Miss Stead wrote, me the following letter, which tempts one to think that Mr. Stead knew I should be in need the next day of the con necting link of evidence! His Statement. "The Review of Review," Bank Buildings, Klnssway.' London. W. C. 2. Nov. 1. 1918. Dear Mr. Wynn: I have just come across the notes of th sitting of which I spoke to you, when my father came and alluded to our conversation of 'the previous day. I copy exactly from my notes taken in shorthand at the time. I think father's remarks will interest you. 2-11-1917. "Father spoke of the theological discussion I had had the day before with Mr. Wynn when I was lunching with him at the Holborn. Father said he was there, and he did laugh to hear us going it." "It is a very common thing" he said. "Mr. Wynn wants everything boiled )wn to his own ideas. His idea is that he would accept it (spiritualism), only it disagress with his theology and disacrcss with no one. You know it 13 aitticult to get away from preconceived ideas, and the very fact of trying to come into contact (spirit-communication) is in itself very bad for the bias. I am trying to help him. He is useful for what is wanted in journalism. He has had a fight. He will make the whole thing a success. Ills methods are happy. I am glad he has not ac cented everything straight off the bias makes him heard by the man in the street." I was not going to send you all the criticisms, but father seems to wish it, so I hope you will take them in the spirit in which they were said, which you know well was a kindly one. He seems very anxious for you to have this, and I am sure it was he who made me put my hands quite unexpectedly on the notes this after noon These had strayed from the others. I looked for them after see ing you, and had begun to feel rather hopeless about finding them. Then this afternoon, for some unknown reason, having an idle moment at the rffice. I opened a drawer which I had no reason for openincr, and began handling the papers in it. The sec ond paper I took hold of contained the missing notes! With kind regards and all good wishes. Very sincerely yours, ESTELLB M. STEAD. Having read the date at the head of the notes, I was instantly anxious to know how. when, where, and by whom the message came. I, therefore, wrote to Miss Stead for this infor mation without saying why I wanted it. Miss Stead kindly replied as fol lows: 6 Smith Snuare, Westminster, S. W. I 10-11-1918. Dear Mr. Wynn: Hie message was given through Mr. Peters at . the end of the sit ting to which I had taken a friend. I should think about 4:15 o'clock In the afternoon as the eltting com menced at 3 and lasted until 4:45. Kind regards, E. M. STEAD. A Difficulty. Much comment from me Is not ne cessary. I At 4 o'clock P. M. Mr. Stead was talking to me. I can dis tinctly remember Mr. Vango say ing, "Mr. Stead has left now" this would be about 4:20 P. M. Between this time and 4:45 P. M Miss Stead says, he was talking about me to her in another part of London. Miss Stead was never told by me at what time on that day or how I had had a message from, her father. With regard to Mr. Stead's message to his daughter, it is distinctly Stead over again! Miss Stead never talks as her father did, and would not Be thinking of any message to me. As to Mr. Vout Peters the medium he knew nothing of me. Hence when all the facts are care fully sifted, the only legitimate In ference is Mr. Stead was there. At any rate. I can conceive of no other interpretation of the facts. Tendency to Constipation ? (To Be Continued.) UXROMA X Tl C. Dick Do you like romantic girls, Harry? Harry I don't. 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