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22 THE SUNDAY OREGONIAN, PORTLAND, FEBRUARY 8, 1903. THE MAN WHOM KIPLING MALIGNED THE fame of Rudyard Kipling a hundred years from now, Judging, or course, from his works to date, will be founded upon hla short stories of Indian life and his verse. Both are es sentially works of his imagination, but works in which the characters, the chil dren of his Imagination, are made to live and breathe because of a vesture and en vironment of reality; a reality which owes Its rcalness to the wonderful faculties for qbscrvation of its creator. Notwithstanding the fact that much of this work of Kipling's, worthy as it Is to compare with the best of its kind In history, was produced prior to his return to England, by way or America, in 1S30, it remained for his story of this trip, a supposedly truthful account of his obser vations, to bring him out into the glare of the limelight of publicity where he has kept himself ever since. It was his scathing criticism in this work of America and its people, particu larly those of the West, that first at 'tracted attention to Kipling and. in course of time, to his other and better works, tails idea at that time of the American. Judging from his criticism, la epitomized lln one. of the closing verses of his poem 'of that name. Erwlaved. Illoclcal. late. He meets th" embarrassed sods, nor rears ; To shake the Iron band of fate. ' Or match with destiny for beers. At first Kipling's position, was ono of notoriety, rather than of note, but grad ually the attacks of the press, aroused by ithe outspoken criticism in his book, sub sided as his genius made itself felt in his later works. People read his stories because they liked theu. and ho finally entered upon the cumulative period of popularity whose zenith is not yet reached. In "From Sea to Sea," tho name given by Kipling to his book of travels, ho oeems most effectively to show up the American follies and foibles when he cites individual Instances, recording his conversations with street acquaintances and chance associates, setting forth their weaknesses and absurdities aa characteris tic of the country, producing, when all Is said, a rather sorry picture of the Amer ican. An instance of this nature, in con nection with his tour of the West, fell under my notice a year ago. and if tho rest of tho Incidents which Kipling used as nails to fasten down the lid of the coffin ho had prepared for American dig nity, American manners, and, in fact, everything but American business enter prise, which latter he did not approve of, have no more truth in them than bis stories of poor old Yankee Jim of tho Yellowstone. San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Salt Lake; Omaha, Chicago, anil other of the Western cities have little reason to care longer for the smart of the whip that he laid so unsparingly along their unwashed Western backs. Iloom for Suspicion. Considering the shameless way In which this story or the old hunter and trapper Is patched up out of whole cloth, here is rood reason to believe that. In this much-talked-of story of his travels Kipling's Imagination has reciprocated the sen-ice of his observation in his works of fiction and helped him to construct effective and pointed "Instances," where the real In cidents of his trip would not bend .to his purposes. When I decided upon a trip to the Yel lowstone Park Summer beforo last I an ticipated nothing with more pleasure than a stop off at Yankee Jim's, where Klp- jmg stopped, ana a days fishing In Yan kee Jim's Canyon, where Kipling fished. I pictured myself listening to the desperate old hunter's blood-curdling talcs of In dian warfare, just as Kipling listened, and I "even went so far as to Invent a wild story of my own with which I Intended to cap one of Jim's when the opportunity offered, Just as Kipling tried to do. I .wanted to know what became of "Diana of the Crossroads," the beautiful country Eirl that Kipling described, and I wanted to learn of a hundred other things that 3lpllng said and did on the momentous occasion of his visit. But it was all on Kipling's account, for my feeling toward iamtee Jim was almost one of reoug- nance, aroused by the former's descrip tions of the cold-blooded manner with, which Jim recited his stories of tho re volting moian cruelties he had wit nessed. Imagine my surprise, then. when. I had Jumped from the train and hurried, eag erly over tho few yards that separated the track from Jim's cabin, at being met at the door by a benevolent-looking old man with white hair and beard, clean and neat in drees, whose manner, as he crasped my hand and bade me a cordial welcome, betrayed a. gentleness and cour tesy rarely found In such Eurroundlnrs. I noticed almost at once, however, a. kind ot anxiety in his manner, which became more pronounced . as I, having deposited sny Dig ana roa on the floor and taken the chair which he had set for me. blurted out: "ilr. Georges" (I had heard Ho preferred, to be called by his surname). "they told me in Livingston that vou bad met all the famous men that ever came up this way, and I have known of you for years through Kipling's account of you. I want you to tell me some of yue Indian stones you told him." Tnnkee Jim -nnO, Bob InsersoII, Be -endeavored to hide the look of an- inoyance and pain that came to his face. and at, bnce began talking most volubly, i but , in a forced and unnatural' manner. tnar a, even in my singleness of pur- nderstandlng. "They told you that 'I had met most loll the notables, did they? Well. I guess I have. All of them, in fact, before the I railroad was built. Perhaps they told you about the time that Bob Ingersolt lectured down there, on Tils way out from the Park. No? Well, you cee. Bob and his family stopped a whole day with me. when they came along and we got I to be great friends. His girls came right I cut here into this kitchen where you are sitting now, and rolled up their 'sleeves and helped me wash the dishes. They were calling me Uncle Jim before they had .been here on hour. Well, the people down there persuaded Bob to give a lecture in .Livingston, and I drove In the, whole 40 miles to hear It. When the lecture' was over Bob camo up to me at the hotel and asked me what I thought . pML 'ilr. IngersoIL' said I. 'I don't like to tell you.' 'I like a man that speaks Ills mind.' sold he. 'Go on. 'WelL Mr. IngersoII," said I. 'I think you're making p grievous mistake .in standing up there and hurting tne reelings or almost me wholo audience, just for the sake of the bne or two that thinks as you do.' At LJlrst I thought he was going to come back at me, and I oon t aoust tnat he would have tied me np In short order, but all of a sudden he laughed right out In his Jovial way. and took my arm. and said. 'Mr. Georges, let's have a drink.' He was the most lovable man I ever met. In spite of his doctrines." Cow. this would have been Interesting enough under ordinary .circumstances, but here was a man who had entertained Kipling, exchanged stories with him, even eaten with him, and was not talking about it. I was sure there was some thing, wrong, and I hastened at once to remind him. "Jim (I had forgotten the Mr. Georges in my eagerness), did Kipling really catch as many fish as he claimed down In the canyon 7" Again the look of pain and annoyance, and again the switching off. , "Fishing In the canyon Isn't what Jt YANKEE JIM, OF YELLOWSTONE, TELLS OF THE EXACTS ENGLISHMAN" MISREPRESENTED SnOWIXG used to be before the coal mines up at Horr began dumping their tailings In the river. Roscoo Conkllng caught the big gest fish thit a tourist ever caught In the canyon. He can a great hand with the rod, but. In my opinion, mucn over rated, as a public man. He had the nerve to cheat me out of the price of a case of beer. Ordered it' for a. couple of coach loads ot his party and then drove off without paying for it. These politicians are slippery ones, anyhow. Roosevelt seems to me to be the only straight one in the lot. He has hunted all over here. you know. I never met him myself. but he used often to put up with Yancy over In Pleasant Valley. I rcmemrjor more than 10 years ago that Yancy told me that he liked a young fellow namea 'Itosefelt,' who came over hunting from Dakota, better than any of the other hunters that stopped with him, because ho always looked after his own horse and never kicked about the beds or meals. Did you ever hear of the time that the tenderfoot tried to cheat yancy py-Of fering to pay his reckoning of $10 with a J100 bank note, and Yancy fooled him by civlne him the S30 chance In silver, wntcn he happened to have on hand? Yancy, Is a sly one. Another time I almost despaired of his ever talking of Kipling, but I resolved on ono more effort. Jim." I interrupted, rudely enough, as Temembered afterwards, "is It really true, as Kipling tells, that you saw a squaw burned at the stake when you lived with tho Indians?" Kipling's Ul- Lie. At once ho lost his assumed air of sprlghtllness and tho look of tired res ignation that his face bad worn when I came again appeared. He tried to dodge no longer. 1 knew you d ask that as soon as I saw you," he -said. "Everyone asks It, sooner or later. I didn't understand It at first, and then, one day, the editor of ono of the Butte papers sent me a copy of the book with the chapter about me marked. I had almost forgotten the Ut the Englishman, and I certainly never expected he would get to be so famous." Then, suddenly, he assumed an almost defiant air, and throwing himself back in his' chair and looking me straight in the face, exclaimed: Young man, do I look like a man that would let a woman, white or Indian, be burned at the stake before him? Why, my old Colt's would have shot some one all ot Itself at such an outrage. He said. I said sho hollered considerable. What did you think of me when you read that? What have all the other people thought who have read It? The unhapplest night I ever spent was the one I read that chapter. I knew at once that the book would be widely read. Just for the way he criticised everything. Besides, It's a fine piece of writing, only I can't help believing that where he talked with the different peo ple he wrote down their sayings Just as YAMCEE JIM, OV YELLOWSTONE HEAD AXD SKI!? OP A 10- POTJWD he wanted. Just to make them look ridic ulous and carry somo point he was trying to make. But I was the only one whose real name he used. People know me by the name of Yankee Jim better than they do by Georges. Why couldn't he have called me by some other name If he was going to lie so? It's an actual fact that I havj hated to meet strangers ever since I read about the squaw. "I don't see as many people now as I used to in the old days before the rail road was built to Clnnlbar, and every ono had to come In on my tollroad through the canyon, but those that do stop here now stop because they have heard of me In some way or other, and more' than halt that havo come In the last four or five years read of me first in that book, and have wanted to hear the story of the squaw that was burned at the stake. And they have expected to find me proud of the fact that such a great writer devoted almost a whole chapter to me. Most of them come in the same spirit that they would go to see a robber or a murderer. Why, only a week ago a man and two women had the train stop here for them. When the train pulled on. they stood for a while by the track, as scared as a lot of young Indians on their first visit to town. At last the man sneaked up to the window and peeped In. Then the women got their courage up and peeped In beside him. I felt like a bear In a circus. Next they came around to the door, holding all together for protection. Tho man asKea me if I was Yankee Jim. and the woman chipped In about the squaw, and then they all giggled. ' "Why lie Lost Ills Temper. "My old rheumatism was giving me a twingo or "two that day, and, besides, their actions were enough to drive a well man crazy. Anyhow, I paid no attention to them. Then that young dude winked at tho women, as if to say that he knew a way to make the old bear come out, and, taking a coin from his pocket, started to walk in, telling me he would give me a dollar if I would tell the story, x "Young man, from tho time this cabin was built. In 1SG, to that day several thousand people had stood at that door and asked for admittance, and never, to white man or Indian, had it been denied. I had harbored many a tough character and been robbed several times 2Sa re ward, but I kept it up Just because I was proud of the record. Well. I made an end of It all right then and there, for I slammed the door square in his face, bolt ed it and went to bed. Lucky for them that Gibbs, who lives a couple of miles up the valley, came along In the course of an hour. He hauled them up to Clnnlbar and brought back 10 of the dude's dollars for the service. "I've been sorry ever since that I lost my temper and acted as I did. It's like a man keeping from liquor all his life and dying a drunkard. Of course. It can't be helped now, but it's the fault of that btamed story, and It Is only one of many -t .... , PAlTIC,WHOM KIPLIXG MALIGNED. WHICH THE "LITTLE TROUT, times that it has been brought up to me. And all the other stuff he wrote about us here hadn't any more foundation than the squaw story. Let me read you from theJ book. And Jim went to the blackened shelf above the fireplace and took down a grimy copy of "From Sea to Sea." He opened It at. once at the double dog-eared pages wherein he figured, and, finding the place be wanted, read: An Invented Diana. "The fish had prepared me for any sur prise, wherefore when Yankee Jim intro duced me to a ypung woman of 5 and 20, with eyes like the deep-fringed eyes of the gazelle, and 'on the neck the small head buoyant, like a bell-flower in its bed.' I said nothing. It was all In the day's events. She was California-raised, the wife of a man who owned a stock farm up the river a little ways,' and, with her husband, tenant of Yankee Jim's shanty. I know she wore list slippers, and did not wear stays; but J know also that she was beautiful by any standard of beauty, and that the trout she cooked were fit for a King's supper." "Then he goes on." said Jim. keeping the place with his finger,' "to tell how the neighbors strolled in and gossiped about lost heifers and crops, and how I told my biggest lies about the Indians, and so on. and ends up like this: Next morning I fished again and listened to Diana telling the story of her life. I forgot what she told me. but I am distinctly nware that she had royal eye3 and a mouth that the daughter of a hun dred earls might have envied so small and so delicately cut it was. 'An' you come back an' see us again,' said the sjm-ple-mlnded folk. 'Come back an' we'll show you how to catch 6-pound trout at the head of the canyon. Tve may have told him that there were NEWS OF CONTINUED the week with her mother, Mrs. R. R. Hawkins. Mrs. D. B. Thomas held an informal reception Saturday .evening. Miss Lora Nelson, of Starbuck, visited with friends during the week. The Women of Woodcraft entertained their friends, Wednesday evening." Independence. Mrs. Al Herren and son Carl are visit ing In Heppner, Or. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Ireland were In Portland this week. . Mrs. B. Johnson, of Hoqulam, Wash., is here on a visit to relatives. Miss Clara Irvine visited with relatives here the first of, the week. Mrs. William Staiger, of Salem, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. E. E. Pad dock; returned home Monday. WASHINGTON. Vancouver Barracks. Lieutenant Arthur Cranston will be the guest of Lieutenant Van Home while the. general court-martial is In session. Lieutenant Hiram E. Mitchell left Mon day for Washington to see his father. Senator Mitchell, who was reported 11L ' Mrs. Carl Relchmann entertained the whist club this week, and during the afternoon a record of 27 games was played. Friday last Lieutenant and Mrs. Harry B. Mitchell had a number of the young people of tne goplson In to supper after the hop. Major Charles St. J. Chubb, Seventeenth Infantry, who has recently arrived at Vancouver Barracks, was Joined by Mrs. Chubb on Monday. Mrs. Robert L. Collins, wife of Lieuten ant Collins, of the Sixth Cavalry, will be the guest of her mother. Mrs. Van Horn, for the next few months. Lieutenant Robert F. Jackson, Third Cavalry, who has been ill at the post hos pital for some time, is now convalescing and will be the guest of Colonel and Mrs. Goodale during the remainder ot his stay at Vancouver Barracks. It was with a feeling of much regret that army officers stationed here heard ot the order sending General Randall to the Philippines the 1st ot April. As the General has seen some years of hard serv ice In Alaska, which is counted as for eign service. It was hoped he would re main In the department at least long enough to complete some of the plans he has made for Its Improvement Aberdeen. Job Douglas has gone to Toronto, called by tbe serious illness of his mother. Judge Irwin and wife, of Montesano, have been the guests of friends during the week. The members of the Eastern Star gave a social Tuesday evening, which was made pleasant with music and refreshments. The third annual ball ot the Order of Elks, which was given on Friday evening, was attended by several hundred persons. The affair was more of a social function than those of the two years previous, the decorations having been planned and carried out on a larger scale. The- reception to Rev. Charles McDer mott and wife, of the Congregational Church. Wednesday evening, was a great social success, hundreds of persons from 6-pound trout In the canyon, for there were' even ltf-pound, and I will show you the skin and head of one of them after a while: and the woman he told about was beautiful enough. God knows, but simple minded, never. Now what do you think his gentle country folks were? Nothing more or less than a team of song and dance artists from a Butte concert hall. The woman called herself Helen Mon tague, and I don't Just recall the man's name- now. They didn't even pretend to be married. I suspected that they were up here 'laying low" about something, but I didn't ask any questions. A month or two after they left I read of their being arrestel down .at Billings for being mixed Up in some sort of a 'dope' and robbery scheme In Butte. Still they behaved well enough here, except for drinking a good deal, and the woman was first-rate com pany. Lied Abont Them All. "But that little Khgllehman knew all the time that they weren't "simple coun try folks.' I remember her singing a song of hers, a parody on 'Wnlt Till the Clouds Roll By.' called 'Walt Till Che Bottle Goes Dry.' She called him Johnny Bull almost the first time she spoke to him, and when she sang the song ehe would put In Johnny" at the end of each line of the chorus and he would puff up In a great way. He took her banjo and tried to play chords for her to sing by. but made a great mesa of it- Then he, and I guess the rest of us. teased her to dance, and after a lot of coaxing ehe gave us that Scotch dance where Ihey throw their hand up on one side and then on 'the other I think they call it the Highland Fling. Then she gave us the Fisher's Hornpipe and ended up with a regular old "break-down," holding her skirts about her knees and footing it in great shape, while we all clappedour hands for time. That was a simple country girl trick, wasn't It? "Then ho and she talked for a long time, he telling her about the eporty parts ot the cities In India, and she of Butte and Denver and other Western towns. They certainly struck up quite a friendship and her teammate seemed more than glad when the little Englishman left the next morning. "The Englishman was most certainly an interesting talker, and he showed ouch an Intense interest in all you told him that you naturally liked him. But he didn't admire Miss Helen Montague for any 'simple country folkd" qualities, sim ply because she didn't have them. Prob ably when he came around to write the book he thought that the 'simple country folks would show off In fine contrast liv ing with the -desperate old man who stood by while the squaw was burned, and so he lied about us all. Robbed Off Hla Pleasure. "I'm getting to be a pretty old man over 70 now and the greatest pleasure I have had in life has been the meeting and the entertaining of the different peo ple, high and low, that came along this way to the Park. Well, for the laet six years, Jiwt on account of that thoughtless paragraph, I have been robbed of this pleasure entirely. I almost dread stran gers now, for I feel that I am looked up on more as a curiosity than a man. I may not have done It Justice in the telling, but It seemed to me that the story of this gentle old man, taking a natural pride in the friends he had made and the notice he had attracted, even among those in high places, reduced through the agency of the careless He of the great writer to feeling himself regarded as a freak and a monstrosity, was the most touching re cital I had ever listened to. Ninety-nine old prospectors and hunters out of a hundred would have been Jubilant over the notoriety; Jim was crushed. He impressed mo as more sorrowful than resentful. He had hardly uttered a word agalnot Kip ling, and several times he had praised him. Since, I have tried vainly to recall his using the tatter's name once; I can only remember hla using a pronoun or "The little Englishman." This may have been an Inadvertency on his part, or my mem ory may be at fault. At any rate. It wap almost the only sign of resentment that he showed, and his attitude toward Kip ling seemed to be one of protest rather than of anger. He was only the one human atom beneath the literary Jugger naut, ctill I could not help recalling the verse with which this same Kipling pre faces one of his famous poems: The toad brneath the harrow knows Exactly where each tooth-point goes. The butterfly upon the road Preaches contentment to that toad. LEWIS P FREEMAN SOCIETg FROM PAGE 19 all over the city extending cbngratula tlona Mr. McDermott has been pastor of the Methodist Church, but recently re ceived a call from the Congregational Society. v - Chenali. Mrs. Jennie Dwyer has gone to Sumpter, ur. ' i Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kauplsch departed Monday for California, to be gone a month. Miss Barbara Royal, of Portland, is visiting her aunt, Mrs. J. T. Newland, in Chehalls. Mr. E. E. KIrtley, of La Grande, Or.. visited Mr. and Mrs. William Murphy, in Chehalls, Monday and Tuesday. J. M. Kelly, of Joseph. Or., and Miss DISORDERS OF MEN 1st Many years of the most painstaking efforts in the study and practice along the lines of which we make a specialty Disor- ders of men. 2d An earnest desire to cure quickly and permanently every man who places his case in our hands not only from a sense of duty and a humanitarian point of view, but because it does and al- ways has paid us to do so. ' 3d Complete apparatus and general equipment, regardless of cost. 4th Remedies that cause no injurious effects during or after a cure. 5th Frankness. If we cannot cure a man we will not under- take his case. This not only makes us many friends, but creates no enemies. 6th Operations. We perform operations when necessary only. If the patient cannot be cured permanently without an oper- ation we so inform him at once. 7th Our successful home-cure system. By this -we cure J thousands of men without seeing them. (Write'for blanks.) J ' 8th Our invariable rule never to accept money until our pa- J tients are entirely recovered. J S OFFICE HOURS: Week Days 9 A. M. to 8 P.JW. Sundays 10 to 2 I Z , r2SO ALDER STREET 2 Elva Phillips, of Chehalls. were married at the home of the bride's mother. Mrs. Maggie Phillips. Thursday afternoon. Centralis. Mra H. Honeywell Is vUltlng relatives In Seattle and Everett this week. Mrs. M. Day, mother of F. L. Day, of this place, left Friday for her home in Minneapolis. The Order of Washington has issued In vitations for a card party to be given Monday evening. Miss Hazel Lepper left Friday for St Paul. where she will visit relatives. She expects to be gone about a month. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Morris gave a silver wedding at their home Tuesday evening. A large number were present and many useful presents were received. Refresh ments were served late In the evening. Elmo. A charming social event took place at the h'ome of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Ruddell, In West Elma. Friday evening. Probably the most delightful social event among the young people of Elma was an entertainment at' the Christian Church Saturday night. A farewell ball was. given Saturday to Mr. and Mrs. John Parsons by their friends and their families, who are mem bers of the Elma Cornet Band. TVlnloclf. Mrs. Tlllle Langhorne returned from Portland Tuesday to visit with her par ents, Mr. and Mrs. Rowland Smith. Miss Stella Mutul entertained a number of friends In a verypleasant manner at her home on Nob Hill Saturday evening. January 31. Holly Camp No. IS3, Woodmen of thf World, gave a pleasant entertainment to the Circle at the Fowler Opera-House, Sat urday evening. Dallas. Miss Bessie Miller, of Lebanon, is the guest of Mrs. Mona Thompson. J. F. Morrison, of Grant's Pass, greeted old friends In this city last Friday. Miss Ruth Crocker, ot Portland, is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. U. S. Grant. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Lawton left for Sheridan, Or., last Friday, and will make their home there In future. THE FOREST FIRE BILL. Pending Meaaure Would Practically Stop Homebuilding in Oregon. BLUE RIVER. Feb. 1 (To the Editor.) In the Sunday Oregonlan appears an ar ticle under the caption of "Settlers or bpeculatorsr In regard to the forest fire bill. We think Mr. Rltchey's condem nation of said bill Is timely and to the point. What would be the result In 23 years if this bill should or could be en forced? It would put a stop to the home- building throughout the foothills and along the rich bottom land of our many rivers and creeks. Those who have toiled for years in hewing out a home for them selves and families must now hang their brush hook up on .the ever encroaching fire brush and sit down and watch It grow. One would think our present Legfolatorp. or at least those who gave their support to the forest fire bill, were not strictly on to their Jobs. They certainly cannot leg lslate weather conditions which will make It possible for the brushburner to even Bwlng his slashing before the 13th of June or after the 15th of October. Oh, no, you can t fool a W ebfooter. Those poor eml grants who may come may attempt to burn brush In the rain. But it will be like burning a wet blanket. It's unfortunate for the people of Ore gon to have to Invoke the referendum to veto the work of our hired men at Salem. But Its very fortunate, for our people that they have a referenfum vote on the forest fire bllL Let us exercise our right. 8. O. SPARKS, The KIplInK Proceu'lon. London Punch. An Important feature of the Durbar cere monies which seems to have escaped no tice was the grand Kipling procession. It was only fitting that one whose name and fame is so much associated with our In dian empire should have a prominent po sition In the celebration., and It will be seen from the following details that the procession was. on a scale ot unparalleled magnificence. The order of the stately progress was as follows: Captains Courageous. A Phantom Rickshaw containing Mr. Kipling's laurels. A cart bearing an exhibition tank in which is discovered Mr. Swlmburne swimming in samples of the Seven Seas. Soldiers Three. The Oaf bearing the Mud. The Chief Jingo bearing the Banjo. The Fool bearing the Flannel. The Cat who walked by himself. Bodyguard of Stalky & Co. A Duke's Son. A Cook's Son. A Son of a Hundred Kings. No. 1 Big Gun Carriage drawn by The Camel (led by Mr. Stephen Phillips), The Baby Ele phant (led by Mr. Thomas Hardy), The Python Rock Snake (led by Mr. J. M. Barrle), and The Crocodile (led by Mr. Wm. Watson), and con taining . Mr. Rudyard Kipling. Mr. Alfred Austin. Mrs. Jane Oakley Detachment (very much detached) ot Absent minded Beggars., A FEW WORDS TO MEN WHO MAY BE IN NEED OF OUR SERVICES. DR. TALCOTT & Company It may Interest quite a number of Oregonlan" readers to know the reasons why we have such a high standing as Specialists among regular physicians and the public generally. PERSONAL MAGNETISM A COLLEGE STARTED UNDER STATE LAWS, WITH A CAPITAL OF lf.100, OOO, FOR THE PURPOSE OF TEACH ING PERSONAL MAGXETIS3I AXD HYPNOTISM BY CORRESPONDENCE. EVERYBODY MAY NOW LEARN TEN THOUSAND COPIES OF A VALU ABLE .WORK ON THESE SCIENCES TO BE GIVEN AWAY TO ADVER TISE THE COLLEGE The American College of Sciences, of Philadelphia, Pa., Is a novel Institution. It is chartered under state laws, with a capital of tlOO.OCO, for the purpose of teaching Personal Magnetism, Hypno tism, Magnetic Healing, etc., by .corre spondence. At an expense of over JMOO the college has Issued a remarkable work on these sciences, 10,000 copies of which will be given away absolutely free. The book Is elegantly Illustrated with the most ex pensive engravings, and It Is decidedly the finest and most comprehensive work of Us kind ever published. It Is the prod uct of the combined talent ot thirty dis tinguished hypnotic specialists and scien tists. It thoroughly explains all the hid den secrets of Personal Magnetism, Hyp notism, Magnetic Healing, etc. It Is full of surprising experiences, and makes many startling disclosures in regard to the use and possibilities of this secret power. v The college absolutely guarantees that any one can learn these sciences In a few days at home, and use the power without the knowledge of his most Inti mate friends. The reporter asked for the names and addresses of some of the pupils, so that he might communicate with them per sonally. 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