--The English papers are as full of discussions on spiritualism as American journals were three years ago. Wm. Howitt
gives a small pamphlet in reply to some attacks on it. The most sensible thing written on the subject is the following from a correspondent of the London Star
"One might well be excused for asking what purpose all this can serve; surely there can be no high teaching in a dancing table, and no hidden meaning in a squeezing of one's legs; at least, if there is either teaching or meaning I have not heard that any one has discovered it. It is a high thought, truly, this — that if I die to-morrow, I may next evening help to break a lunatic-defying table, or carry Mr. Home
in a horizontal position up to the ceiling; or, perhaps, as another ill-conducted spirit is said to have done at Stockwell
, bring utter ruin on some old lady's crockery."