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- THE STATE OF IRELAND.

; MORE FASTING.

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MORE FASTING. The Palis correspondent of the Daily yews writes:—Succi has begun his fast. He propared himself for it by a lunch consisting of half-a-dozen Marenne'j oysters, a fried soie. a beefsteak a la Chateaubriand, .t. bottie of Bordeaux, and a cup of coffee. At six in the evening he took a dozen large Marennss oyster?, drank a mug of German beer, and smoked. At midnight he wis weigher!, and examined by five French doctors, one of whom was the illustrious Charcot. The other members of the Paris faculty who were invited to come stood aloof. Before midnight he smoked a cigar. During his fasting trial he is not to indulge in tobacco smoking in any form. The conditions under which the trial wsis to be made were read aloud by Dr, Bordiaue, and signed by Succi and tile members of the medical committee which is to watch him. It is stipulated tnat he may drink aerated waters and that he may as often as he ple-ises have his body rubbed with camphor.ted IJ¡¡V¡; oil. He is to drink daily of the famous liquid, but he refuses to let it be analysed. This, it was re- marked to him, exposed him to suspicion, inas- much as it might contain nutritive principles. Every day Succi undertakes to walk or ride out, and on the 27th day, it the committee of surveil- lanca allow him, to swim for an hour either in a swimming bath or the Seine. Two or three days before the end of the trial he will driHK 60 j grammes weight of a liquid of which he will hand an equal quantity to the committee for analysis. This liquid is a violent poison, but he claims for his fasting fluid the power to net- tralise its noxious qualities. A drop of it would kill a rat. Succi weighs 130 pounds avoirdupois. His pulse beat last night 62 a minute. His heart is normal, and the lungs and abdominal organs are sound. His general condition is good, and he is of a clean, muscular build. There is in his left eye a posterior staphyloma of the cornea with CGn- junctivity. The right eye is perfect. The pupils j are very sensitive. The teet hare strong. Succi exhibits himself for money in the room in which he sleeps, in the Rue Lepellstier. There is a turn- Mile at the lobby door, where those coming-to see the fasting m;in pay two francs, liitlr of which is given to the fund to relieve the victims of the inundations in the South. The bed in the middle of the- toom has spread upon it a leopard's skin, and there is a lion's skin beside it. Succi allowed his bed to be examined to show that there was no food hidden in it. He was dressed in bathing tights. A large number of journalists were present, some of whom were from illustrated papers, and sent to sketch i the fasting man and his room, the walls of which are adorned with trophies of swords and pistols,' and outlandish weapons picked up in Africa. If a paving crowd be not drawn it will not be for want of advertising bills and placards, which cover the front of the house, and the stairs also. There is a great show of French and Italian Hogs grouped round shields bearing the name of Succi nnd nothing else. The Brussels correspondent of the same paper also writes:—A Swiss named Simon, emulating! Succi and Meriatti, began a fast hove at midnight on Mondav, which is to last for 31 dav«.

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