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THE LATE W. T. STEAD.

STOBY OF THE •< ST. PAUL Of

SPIRITUALISM."

THE TITANIC TRAGEDY.

A biographical worjc that will in* terest a wide range of readers baa juefc been published in the shape of a book entitled " My Father," by Estelle VW Btead, daughter of "the late, W. 1. Stead, journalist and spiritualist. About half of this book, Bays an,. - English paper, is devoted to spiritual' ism—premonitions, ghost stories, automatic writing, and the rest. Mies *■» Stead says her father possessed "second sight" as surely as any / Hebrew prophet of old, "Young man u£' you are going to be the St. Paul of Spiritualism," waa a prophecy made at his first seance in 1531.. ' "*" Reviewing his youth in after years, ** Stead states that bis love affairs were . numerous. One of the "most useful" was with a woman older than himself, to whom be wrote "immense letters" three times a week,

I often advise young people who oome to me now and ask me what * would be tbe best school in which to learn to write well—to fall in love with a clever woman a dozen year* older than themselves, who livei ■"■ at a distance from them, and with whom they can only communicate bj writing.

Devotee or Cricket and thb Tbbf.

In the first year of my apprentice- %„, ship, he cays, my chief reading was , the "Sporting Life," sandwiched with , v novels PflSßJonatoly fond of cricket, .'* I got the " porting Life," eagerly de» * ** vouring its descriptions of the b 0 . matches. From the bat and bail columns I turned to the sporting, bs came familiar with all the prize horses

and tremendously excited about the

winners

If Mr Stead bad been subject to visions and " premonitions " in those

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THE LATE W. T. STEAD., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4349, 14 November 1913

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THE LATE W. T. STEAD. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4349, 14 November 1913

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