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It Was Amid
Former Secretary of
YMAN J. GAGE of Chicago and
New York, banker and secretary of
the treasury under President
McKlnley, has aroused widespread
Interest In his personal affairs
by joining th group of theosophlsts whose
home and headquarters is at Point Loma,
In southern California. His reasons for
the step are given in a personal dispatch
to the Chicago Tribune. "Having passed
Ky seventieth birthday," Mr. Qage says,
.'1 claim the privilege of withdrawing from
the struggles of business life. At the
and of the school year some time Is protlt-
aWy spent In the review of what has been
studied. In graduating from life's long
school term a similar course seems ex
cusable. If not desirable. 1
,"X am trying this life at Point Loma be
cause I have, personal friends here; be
cause the climate Is more agreeable; be
cause. It la Just outside of the rush and
roar of the world; because here one can
lead the simple life.
."Beyond these reasons there are two In
stitutions . established here . which to me
lend much Interest to the plaoe. The first
Is the United States mlljtary reservation,
With Its fin system of harbor defenses, its
companies of artillerymen, etc. The sec
ond is the Raja Yoga school for children
and youths of all ages.
"The school was established and is be
ing carried on by Katherlne Tlngley as
leader and official head of the Universal
Brotherhood and Theosophlcal society
throughout the w6rld. The school excites
my Interest, ; and the magnificent work it
' is doing in the development ' of clean,
healthy, well educated and self-controlled
young lives stimulates my hope for the
future of the society.
"I am not affiliated axoept in this friendly
way cither with the military station or the
Theosophlcal society. I am too old to en
list in the army and I have not yet been
Invited to Join the Theosophlsts. I would
consider It honorable to be related to either
"No, 1 am just living my own life ac
cording to my best conception of It, and
would much enjoy It It I could be left to
mind my own business."
A Family" Move.
.'The Chicago banker Is not the only one
of his family actively attached to
"Madame Tlngley Universal Brotherhood,"
as the organisation Is commonly known.
His son, 31 Oage, who formerly lived In
Evanston, Chicago's classical suburb, has
been Uvlng at Point Loma for some time,
Z-J hUJUJJ U lfUlUK the paTn and horror of
child-birth. The thought
of the suffering and danger in store for her, rob the expectant mother
of all pleasant anticipations of the coming event, and casts ore bee a
shadow of gloom which canuot be shaken off. Thousands of wom
hare found that the Bse of Mother's Friend during pregnancy robs
confinement of all pain and tlanger, and insures safety to life of mother
' and child. This scientific liniment is a god-send to all women at the
' time of their most critical trial. Not only does Mother's Friend
carry women safely through the perils of child-birth, but its use
gently prepares the system for the coming event, prevents morning
sickness," and other iis-
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and is a member of the Tlngley soolety.
He is an active factor In the dissemi
nation of theosophlcal principles,! and, to
show his faith, he has his two children
at the Institution. 1
Mr. Oage, Sr., has shown great Interest
In the colony for a long time. Recently
he purchased a tract of land in the vicin
ity of Point Loma, and his friends here
say it la his purpose to live there the
greater part of his remaining years. He
lta a made several trips to California and
Point Loma In the lsst few years, and,
although he was reticent about his mis
sion, It is now learned that he was ac
quainting himself with the conduct of the
Point Loma colony and with the principles
A Member's Testimony.
This institution at'PoInt Loma came Into
Us first great notoriety a few days ago
when its high priestess brought a libel
suit against a California newspaper which
resulted In an elaborate exposition of the
alleged practices there.
One of the witnesses at the trial heloV at
Ban Diego, Cal., a Dr. Anderson, had been
a member of Mrs. Tingley's cabinet. In
his testimony he described the clothing
worn at ceremonies, he said he wore his
gorwn "something like a shirt, but rather
longer, belted at the waist, over his
It was the same with the women as with
the men, ho said. It was one of the pledges
of membership that the costumes be worn.
Dr. Anderson described his initiation Into
the Society of Lost Mysteries of Antiquity.
He said all who were present sat on canvas
and were supposed to be taking part In an
ancient ceremony. All were dressed In
light muslin costumes and the rite was
solemnised in the open air.
Describing the Initiation, Dr. Anderson
said it consisted chiefly of Mrs. Tlngley
telling of her dog, Spot, and what the dog
had done. Then Mrs. Tlngley at some
fruit, which was supposed to be a mys
terious symbol and, a part of the high initia
tion which was taking place.
Dr. Anderson told of now he was made a
member of the Order of the Rising Bun.
The chief feature of this Initiation was, lie
said, that a candidate held a sunflower.
There was another order known as the An
cient Order of Scribes, which was high.
In referring to the food of the children
Dr. Anderson said: "The little tots are ted
principally on bread and milk. They seem
to have sufficient."
He would not fall into line with her Ideas
Is an ordeal 'which
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as to food. He said he desired to have
them fed, while she desired to have them
starved first, because they could then more
quickly kill out the lower animal nature
In those children. She believed in giving
them little food, and the doctor protested.
This she told him personally. He con
"I was going through the grounds with
Mrs. Tlngley. We came to those babies
and one was only a few days old. She was
explaining her methods of starvation. Sho
said that In one case she withheld food
twenty-four hours. The child was about 1
year old. She Bald that the children's lower
nature was subdued and broken that the
quickest way to bring it about was to adopt
the course of withholding food until the
child came to its senses until its soul ap
peared.'' Ip reply to a question touching the
status of the Institution the deponent said:
"Truthfully, It Is not a theosophlcal so
ciety at all. It is a seceded movement
from the theosophlcal society a branch."
Dr. Anderson said he left the institution
because his Influence had been destroyed
for the reason that he refused to regard
Mrs. Tlngley as a divine belr.g.
The Point Loma Institution flgurod
prominently in the public prints in 1902.
heri Madame Tlngley, "the purple mother,
Imported eleven children from Cuba to be
educated at her Raja Yoga school. She
got more than an ordinary share of notoriety-
at that time. A strong effort was
made o take the children away from her
on the ground that the school was not a fit
place for them, but she won out by an ap
peal to another secretary, Secretary Shaw,
after the special inquiry board at Ellis
Island had decided that the youngsters
should be deported.
Mother Tingley's Career.
According to her own theory, there ought
to be several obituary notices of Mrs. Tlng
Slick Work of Speculative Crooks
(Continued from Page One.)
want many people in on the thing. It
was going to be a pretty close corporation,
but well, the capital slock was pretty nigh
all paid In, but he had a few shares left
for 14 a share.
How tho Plan Worked.
He sold many thousands of dollars worth
of stock in those imaginary emerald beds
without the least bother. When some
body questioned whether the green stones
were sure enough emeralds, he handed
his visitors specimens from the riot of
green gems on the white velvet coverlet
and asked them to take the specimens to
their jewelers and obtain the jeweler's
opinions as to whether the stones were
uncut emeraldj or not. lit was careful,
of course, to pick up the genuine emeralds
from amid the heap of tourmalines when
he performed this stunt. When the people
sent on this quest to their jewelers with
the emeralds were told by the gem men
that the specimens were One and rare
specimens of the green gem, the emerald
man had to put In overtime receiving the
folks who'd heurd of the great thing in
emeralds and who wanted stock.
The cheerful worker got away with the
loot, too, before his game was tumbled to,
leavinf behind htiu scores of unfortunates
Gage Joins Aadame Tingley's Colony
ley on hand, for this is not by any means
her first time on earth, relates the New
York Sun. Back In 1200 B. C, Just after
Theseus whaled the Amazons, or thought
he did, she and Mme. Blavatsky were mak
ing a pastoral sojourn In Egypt. She re
appeared several times In various parts of
the old world, always making the acquaint
ance of noted adepts, many of whom are
now supposed to live In her pet dog Spbts.
But there is nothing about this In "Who's
As far as her present sojourn on earth
is concerned, Mrs. Tlngley was born In
Newburyport, Mass., about fifty-nine years
ago. Her father kept a hotel and saloon
there, but did not make out very well, hav
ing trouble with the excise officials.
Mrs. Tlngley says she was educated In a
convent in. Montreal. From there she went
to Savannah, where she married Richard
Cooke, a printer. Her next venture In mat
rimony was with George W. Parent, a de
tective, who afterward became a saloon
keeper. Mrs. Tlngley lived In Boston for
a while and then she came to this city. She
studied hypnotism, and Anally became, a
spiritualist, giving seances in her home in
West End avenue. Her third husband was
Phllo B. Tlngley, who was a stenographer.
His employer boarded with them in the
West End avenue house.
From spiritualism Mrs. Tlngley turned to
theoscphy, which was then attracting much
attention. She made the acquaintance of
William Q. Judge, who was the boss of the
theosophlsts, and she succeeded in Imprers
lng him with her powers as a hypnotist.
When he died several fragmentary refer
ences to her were found among his writ
ings. She pieced them together and upon
them based the claim that she was the re
incarnation of Mme. Blavatsky and had
been chosen the successor of Mr. Judge.
In the meantime Ernest T. Hargrove, a
young English barrister of good family, had
been called to New York and made presi
who had already begun to live beyond their
means on the strength of their big expecta
tions in connection wl(b the Brazilian em
Raffling a Bogus Ranch.
A few years ago a large, bluff, loud voiced
hearty seeming western worker picked up
something handsome In the way of booty
In Washington by raffling off an imaginary
ranch, "comprising 6,Q0i acres," which he
"owned" In southern California, in San
Luis Obispo county. This grafter got Into
the swim of men about town by mingling
with a lot of poker clubs. He always had
plenty of money and spent it, was a good
gambler, a great drinker, a Gargantuan
eater, a sonorous swearer and a typical
ajoper somewhat after the stage type, but
filling to the eye and imagination.
After he'd got acquainted with some
hundreds of rounders, he let out the plausi
ble enough yarn that as the east and little
old Washington were going to be good
enough for him In the future, and as he was
tired of ranch life anyhow, he was going
to raffle his ranch off, at )100 a shot, and 6 0
chances. He had some fine pictures of the
ranch and the rich old mission buildings
on the ranch, and some newspaper clip
pings that seemed to show that he really
owned the San Luis Obispo ranch.
ll became a sort fef bug with the woozy
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dent of the Theosophlcal society, whose
headquarters were In Madison avenue. Mrs.
Tlngley convinced many of the members
that while Hargrove was all right as the
nominal president, she was really the secret
head of the organization, the adept whose
identity was not to- be revealed until one
year after the death of Mr. Judge.
From then on she was referred to in
theosophfcal circles as "The Great Un
known" and sometimes as "The Veiled
Mahatma." Her identity was revealed
after she had officiated as the veiled
priestess in the remarkable ceremony which
was performed in connection with the mar
riage of Claude Falls Wright, then secre
tary of the Theosophlcal society, and Miss
Laura Leoline Leonard. After that she
took actual control of the society and Its
name was changed to the Universal
Brotherhood. Mr. Hargrove went back to
Temple Bar and many other well known
theosophlsts left, tho society, leaving the
Tlngley crowd In full control. Contribu
tions were asked for the purple pence fund,
and with the proceeds Mrs. Tlngley and
some of her allies made a crusade around
the world In the interests of the new
brotherhood. It was broadly hinted after
ward that the "crusade" was a sightseeing
Money Posri In.
The school at Point Loma was built by
money raised by the Tlngley crowd all over
the country. Mrs. Tlngley Is the undis
puted boss of the entire Institution. After
the Chicago convention of 1838, where sho
was proclaimed the supreme head of the
organization for life, with the power to
name her successor, a Urge number of per
sons who had accepted her as the suc
cessor of Judge denounced her and left the
organization. C. A. Grlscom, jr., who had
selected the site of the school at Point
Loma; Donald Nicholson of the Tribune,
Alexander Fullerton, Dr. Thaddeus P.
Hyatt and a host of others prominent In
the old theosophlcal society abjured Mrs.
pals of the wooly westerner to fall for a
chance or two In that ranch every time the
subject came up. and it is said that the
man with the ranch raining game had more
than a full book of 500 chances and the
money for the same In his nankeens when
he disappeared one day, leaving behind
him a fine bunch of brazen ha-ha notes for
his victimized friends. In which he quoted
the maxim that new ones were born every
minute and that they never died, and rub
bing it In in other less cleanly phrases.
When Settlement Comes.
It nearly always happens, however, that
when these dodges are so thoroughly ex
posed In Washington that all hands have
got .into a sceptical mood about the good
thing Investments something happens to
help the manipulators of the phony In
vestment enterprises. Just a year ago, for
example, a dull sort of a policeman at
tached to the Washington force and pa
trolling a beat In Georgetown, fell for a
batch of gold mine stock that cost him
t&uO. He was offered touO.000 for it two
. months ego, and it has been found by
legitimate Investigators to be worth a great
deal more money than that. A sure enough
big strike had been made after the cop
had got hold of the stock. This ought
to raaks It pretty easy for the gold mine
salesmen In Washington, of whom there are
many. New York Sun,
Tingley's organization and never went back
to It. This left her with a free hand and
she rules with a rod of Iron.
Light was shed on the career of Mrs.
Tlngley and her management of the
Brotherhood school when the board of
social inquiry met at Ellis Island to give
a hearing on the case of the eleven chil
dren brought from Cuba to be educated
at Point Loma.
Edward Parker, a retired Boston banker,
said that he had first met Mrs. Tlngley
in 1S97 at her request. He had heard that
she had been a medium at Memphis and
had been guilty of reprehensible conduct.
This she denied, and he was obliged to tell
her that the evidence was overwhelming.
He had learned from Dr. Walton of Mew
York City that the doctor's belief in Mrs.
Tlngley had been shattered In the ecstasy
of an affectionate farewell at the wharf
when Mrs. Tlngley and her party were
starting on a tour of the world.
Divinity of tho Pnrp.
Lewis S. Fitch testified: "I applied for
the place of bookkeeper at Point Loma
and Mrs. Tlngley employed me. After a
long conversation with her alone she said
that Spots employed me. Spots Is her
spaniel. Mrs. Tlngley told me that Spots
could always tell a lover of thosophy at
a glance and knew me at once. Spots
wss given to her, she said, by William Q.
Judge. Mrs. Tlngley said to me: 'I know
that the spirit of Mr. Judge is In Spots
directing this movement.' Spots Is an
object of reverence to roost of the persons
at Point Loma as well as to Mrs. Tlngley.
I never brought the books to balance In all
the nine months I was there. I was always
called off; sometimes by Mrs. Tlngley her
self. "All of the universal brotherhood went
to the Holy Hill to greet the sunrise. I was
at the Holy Hill once as a member of the
Esoteric Society of Theosophy. It was
night and I saw a lot of mummery. The
men and women were dressed in a sort
. of Grecian robe which was worn over
their under-clothing. No starched cloth.
Ing was allowed.
"What caused me to show up the whole
thing was that I found that they taught
the succession of teachers through Con
Burgess has never written a dull line, lils new novel.
" I II E WHITE CAT"
is one of the most remarkable stories of dual personality ever published. It is
startling and orlifina) and will undoubtedly create Interest because of the ln-
fenulty of Its plot. Everyone will read it and talk about It. You cannot af
urd to miss It. ... . .i. v . . .
The short stones wnicn neip to mass
auod are of the customary his
1ST, and must unquestionably attract
"A Tool There Was," by Edna Xentoa.
"His Occupation," by fcaawig zewi
sohn. "A. Kosary of Tears, " by Xatherla
X,a rarge Hortea.
The Arbitration Committee," by
ESS ESS Pl'BJJHINO COMPANY, 4B3 Fifth Ave New York.
ingle Ooptss, 864. SO-st Fleet St., London, E. C. Aaaaal Babsorlptlon,
fucius, Buddha, Jesus Christ, Mohammed,
and now the greatest of them all, Kather
lne Tlngley. She claimed that she had the
power to stay In the spirit world, but
that she preferred to come back here as
the savior of humanity. I believe she is
bent on going down to posterity as a
second Christ, If not a greater."
Mr. Fitch's wife testified that they be
lieved at the Point Loma school that tho
grass had feelings and must not be stepped
upon. They taught the children that and
It was hard to get the notion out of the
boys' heads now. Children were sent out
barefoot on a cold day and Mrs. Tlngley
said they would not take cold, as they got
electricity from the ground.
A Chance of Soeno.
In place of the luxurious apartments, with
servants on all sides anxious to do his bid
ding, the former Chlcago&n will tread
around the sacred ground each morning at
sunrise. As the sun rises above the east
ern horizon Mr. Gage may be seen with tho
Raja Yogas stooping down and seizing a
handful of dirt, which he will toss over
their heads. Then the procession will re
trace Its steps and the men will doff their
Greek garments, for some of them will do
duty as guards, while others will act as
In addition to tils peculiar rite men and
women in the Brotherhood colony circle
about the veranda of the temple belonging
to the "Purple Mother" three times and
stopping on the eastern veranda chant the
praises of Lomaland.
Such are the rites which will be part of
the daily work of Lyman Gage. In place of
the garments worn by the financier and
banker while sitting In his palatial offices
at Washington, or while conferring with his
business associates in his New York offices,
he will appear at these ceremonies la
cheesecloth garments, without shoe on his
The faith and the Brotherhood is said to
be entirely In the hands of the "Mother
Purple," Katherlne Tlngley. At the time
of entering the faith the oath of tho Eeo
teric Society of Theosophy is taken. This
is very binding and ie ao oath to obey the
leader in all things, the leader being Kath
mis numner one oi mr
wntcn cliaracterisas taxi naux
Among tharn are:
The Adventure of the very
Man," by Tempi vauay.
"The Hero's Crown," by Ooastaaeo
A Oonspiraoy Inhibited." by Znaa
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