Having finished a second tour through Victoria, Mr. Anderson made arrangemnets to sail for San Francisco, calling on the way at the Sandwich Islands, for which purpose he had stipulated, in chartering a vessel, that she should remain there for ten days. Whilst at Honolulu he spent his time not only most pleasantly, but also very profitably, having gained a large amount of information, some of which was of use in his peculiar art; and having likewise obtained an introduction to the king, before whom he had the honour of performing.

A Necromancer of the XVIII Century.

By Henry Ridgely Evans.

Author of " Hours with the Ghosts,y &c., &c.

(1Continued from page 58.)

All Paris, at any rate, was set wondering at his enchantments and prodigies, and it is seriously stated that Louis XVI. was so infatuated with '' le divin Cagliostro," that he declared anyone who injured him should be considered guilty of treason. At Versailles, and in the presence of several distinguished nobles, he is said to have caused the apparition in mirrors and vases, not merely of the spectres of absent or deceased persons, but animated and moving beings of a phantasmal description, including many dead men and women selected by the astonished spectators."

Perhaps the truth of the matter was that Cagliostro had stumbled upon some of the facts of hypnotism and telepathy, which when exhibited with the proper mise-en-sc&ue produced marvellous effects akin to genuine magic.

An interesting pen-portrait of the enchanter is contained in the memoirs of Count Beugnot, who met him at Madame la Motte's house in Paris.

Says Beugnot: '' Cagliostro was of medium height, rather stout, with an olive complexion, a very short neck, round face, two large eyes on a level with the cheeks, and a broad, turned-up nose. . . . His hair was dressed in a way new to France, being divided into several small tresses that united behind the head, and were twisted up into what was then called a club.

'' He wore on that day an iron-gray coat of French make, with gold lace, a scarlet waistcoat trimmed with broad Spanish lace, red breeches, his sword looped to the skirt of his coat, and a laced hat with a white feather, the latter a decoration still required of mountebanks, tooth-drawers, and other medical practitioners who proclaim and retail their drugs in the open air. Cagliostro set off this costume by lace ruffles, several valuable rings, and shoe buckles which were, it is true, of antique design, but bright enough to be taken for real diamonds. . . The face, attire, and the whole man made an impression on me that I could not prevent. I listened to the talk. He spoke some sort of medley, half French and half Italian, and made many quotations which might be Arabic, but which he did not trouble himself to translate. I could not remember any more of [his conversation] than that the hero had spoken of Heaven, of the stars, of the Great Secret, of Memphis, of the high-priest, of transcendental chemistry, of giants and monstrous beasts, of a city ten times as large as Paris, in the middle of Africa, where he had correspondents."

On the 22nd day of August, 1785, Cagliostro was arrested under a lettre-de-cachet and cast into the Bastile, charged with complicity in the " Affaire du Collier,"* as it is called in the musty archives of the French Parliament. Acquitted by the courts, he was banished from


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