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SIR ROWLAND HILL to the RESCUE

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jSPIRIT-MEDIUMS AMONG THE…

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SPIRIT-MEDIUMS AMONG THE NEW ZEALANDERS! Solomon has said: There is nothing new under the sun. The spirit-rappers have merely revived an old belief, but wa were not prepared for the following from "Old New Zea- land," so much in the style of the spirit-rapping of Europe and the New World :— We were all seated on the rush-strewn floor—about thirty persons. The door was shut; the fire had burnt down, leaving nothing but glowing charcoal, and the room was oppressively hot. The light was little better than darkness and the part of the room in which the tohunga [priest] sat was now in perfect darkness. Suddenly, without the slightest warning, a voice came out of the darkness: "Sa.lutation I-salutation to you all !—salutation !—salutation to you, my tribe I- family, I salute you !—friends, I salute you !—friend, my pakeha friend, I salute you." The high-handed, daring imposture was successful; our feelings were taken by storm. A cry expressive of affection and despair, such as was not good to hear, came from the sister of the dead chief, a fine, stately, and really handsome woman of about five-and-twenty. She was rushing, with both arms extended, into the dark, in the direction from whence the voice came but was instantly seized round the waist and restrained by her brother by main force, till, moaning and fainting, she lay still on the ground. At the same instant another female voice was heard from a young girl, who was held by the wrists by two young men her brothers: Is it you ?—is it you '—truht I" is it you !—aue aue they hold me, they restrain me wonder not that I have followed you; they restrain me, they watch me but I go to you. The sun shall not rise, the sun rihall not rise, aue aue!" Here she fell insensible on the rush-floor, and with the sister was carried out. The spirit spoice again Speak to me, the tribe -speak to me, the fa.mily I-speak to me, the pakeha The. pakeha," however, was not at the moment in- clined for conversation. At last the brother spoke, and asked, How is it with you ?—is it well with you in that country ?" The answer came (the voice all through it is to be re- membered, was not the voice of the tohuwja [priest], but a strange melancholy sound, like the sound of the wind blowing into a hollow vessel); It is well with me my place is a good place." The brother spoke again: Have you seen-, and ?" (I forget the names mentioned).— Yes they are all with me. A woman's voice now from another part of the room auxiously cried out: Have you seen my sister?"— "Yes, I have seen her." Tell her my love is great towards her, and never will cease." Yes, I will telL" Here the woman burst into tears, and the pakeha felt a strange swell. ing of the chest, which he could in no way account fOI, The spirit spoke again Give niv large tame pig to the priest" (the pakeha was disenchanted at once), »' and my double gun." Here the brother interrupted: "Your gun is a manatumja I shall keep it." He is also disenchanted, thought I, but I was mistaken he believed, but wished to keep the gun his brother had carried so long. An idea nowstruckmethatI could expose the impos- turewithout showing palpable disbelief. "We cannot find your book," said I; "where have you concealed it ?" The answer instantly came, "I concealed it between the tainihu of my house and the thatch, straight over you as you go in at the door." Here tho brother rushed out all was silence till his return. In five minutes he came 'backwith the book in his band I was beaten, but made another effort. "What have you written in tha.t book ?" said I.—"A great many things." "Tell me some of them."—"You are seeking for information; what do you want to know ? I will tell you." Then suddenly: Farewell, O tribe! farewell, my family, I go Here a general and impressive cry of "farewell" arose from every one in t$f§<house. Farewell," again cried the spirit from de_e[v.beneath the ground "Farewell," again c-rne mOapiig through the distant darkness of the night. "Farewell!" I was for a moment stunned. The deception was perfect. There was a dead silence—at last. "A ventriloquist," said I—^or—or—perhaps the devil." i >