Woman Foretold Shooting
Mrs. F. G. Tetzel of Wauwatosa Said McKinley Would
Come to Harm.
The plain, matter-of-fact,
busy man or woman, whose daily vocation leaves little room for vain
conjectures, occult study or esoteric thought or philosophy, gives
little credit to predictions made, or honor to the prophet, who,
through some knowledge, not given to ordinary mortals, is able to
foretell events. This is especially true when the event foretold
so much partakes of the nature of a national calamity as the attempted
assassination of President McKinley. Professionally the soothsayer,
clairvoyant, mind reader and astrologist fill a place in the business
niches of every large city, and no doubt are patronized, or they
could not exist; but this article has nothing to do with this class,
dealing with the prediction of a Milwaukee lady who claims to have
foretold the attempt made upon the president’s life.
The lady referred to is Mrs. Fanny
Grant Tetzel, now of Wauwatosa, who makes the statement that through
her occult knowledge she was able last fall to predict the occurrence
of the event. She says: “My occult knowledge showed me last fall
that President McKinley was to meet with disaster. Again, three
weeks ago, I said that a national calamity was close at hand. The
worst is that another man is to die soon, felled like a vigorous
tree in its prime, as it has been with the president.”
Mrs. Tetzel does not stop here, but
continues: “Two great rulers of Europe are in the greatest danger
of sudden death. A wide-spread calamity is to sweep over the world
She also predicts matters of local
interest. The weather forecasters who last week were in session
in Milwaukee, and who base their calculations upon scientific and
actual knowledge, will not take kindly to the statement of Mrs.
Tetzel, when she says: “If the weather prophets foretell the sort
of weather we are to have it is our pastime to prophesy about the
exact opposite,” and that she takes some delight in making ducks
and drakes of the weather man is shown when she says, “We do it
with much joy.”
There is no charlatanism about Mrs.
Tetzel’s work. She adopted the study of astrology in its occult
sense from pure love of it, and refers to it as being a pet fad.