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OUR DOMESTIC SUPERSTITIONS. Proselyte sends the following letter to The Times for publication :— In >our article of this day relative to the ill-treatment of Mr. Henry Jencken in the south of Spain, you express great doubts of the power possessed by some persons, under extra- ordinary conditions, of moving tables, Ac I was always a se ep ic "until I was a witness, with several others, of the lol- lowing truths:— 1863 one of my sisters was visiting a lady who had a niece possessed of wonderful power. Orie morning my sister niece possessed of wonderful power. One morning my sister Will seated on a large sofa, and the subject was introduced. She expressed greit doubts, on which the young lady re- quested my sister to place her hand on the mahogany frame of the sofa. The young lady placed her hand on the opposite part, and immediately the sofa moved away from its position and came violently in contact with the diaing-table. My sister was frightened and got up, and subsequently the young do dy asked her to ge on the table. This she did, and being again requested to place her hand on it, the operator placed hers also, and without a moment's delay the table moved towards the bow window. My lister jumped down and looked fearfully at the lady. A few moii'hs after my sister related this to me. I was as towards the bow window. My lister jumped down and looked fearfully at the lady. A few mOIJlhs after my sister related this to me. I was as well acquainted with the parties as she was. It happened that in the following year, 1864, I came with my family to London, and, among other visitors, the aunt and niece called one morning, while we were at lunch. We mentioned the circumstances which I have related and on expressing our doubts the aunt said her niece did not like to show her power, as she really felt frightened at it herself and her father Atrut,gly objected to her displaying it, but as we were such Old friends she would not mind showing us, provided any oue had the influence nece sary to assist her. Joi- wife went to a heavy armchair, which is in my house at tbi. and bdllll of rather an excitable temperament the lady thought b.e might aid her po" er. The hands were Mftrerf mv wife's on one side and the lady's on tbe other. ThechaiMnstanth moved several feet wiihmjwii« on it, who got up in fright and astonishment Isa d totirty r, e. will you try to move tlwcabiuet piano ? ^nd^Tthe, against the wall. The two ladies placed their hands "the extreme enrs of the piano, which advanced out from the wall some distance. rnnTT1 At that moment a young man-servant was in tne rojm clearing awa.v tbe lunch, and locking with surprise the lady said, I I wonder if George has any power? Be was re- quested to plate hi hand on the dininy-t ble The hQy placed hers, and the table with all tne lunch things on It made a riaih towards the fire place, and the boy was fixed L-g.ty.st the wall His fright can only be judged of by those "ho witnessed it. A round table, mahogany, was standing in the bow win- dow one of the casters was off. The young lady touched it accidentally at the same time that my wife's hand was on it, looking at the boy's wondering gaze. A noise was heard coming from the table, which ultimately moved hastily towards the window, and there it remained close to the frame. All this occurred in my dining-room at Malda- hill We were afterwards told that on one occasion in her own house tne servants wanted to move a four post bed, and, not being able, the housemaid said, Let us ask Miss M- to assist us." She came up, and, telling the servant to place a hand upon the wooden post at the foot, the young lady placing hers on the other, the bed moved forward, and would have proceeded, had not the lady and servant taken on their hands. The bed required men's aid to get back again to its original place, being large and very heavy. I give you the names at foot for private information, to satisfy you of the truth of these very extraordinary circum- stances.

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