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The French- nowapapdrtr have given ourrency to an allegation that a young girl la Paris, whose lover had tired of her, was mesmerised by him and. eaot 25 miles awny by train, 'and the**, influenced by hla previously communicated suggestion, ladaced to commit suicide with a pistol. Theee starter, told by meßmerlo Investigators seem to iadldat* that tush an incident is Dot attogqtiieraa Impossible one. A recent wilier girt* instance* -of Ma own experbtHMrt. as an operator m making people do act'li. which, under ordinary olroumstaacet, woujd ba criminal* Thus, he bad V notary piibile administering oaths to some- ot the. ladtM and gentlemen, whom he meimettad, and they eommittod parprywlt^ant^ifsltitlon. Others •aMaulted imtgintry pessona and set fire to imaginaey dwellings. One youDg man In New York, who wms »n expert penman, when a eheqae for 100,000 dollar* had been drawn on the Lfnooln Bank of that city, oopied the signature of Oomelini Yanderhut at the foot of the oheque whlla/in. the inetmerlo Rtate. A fraudulent meanierlit, it wonki appear, might make nic of anlnnooml aocessory In perpetrating a forgery. Another ' patient ' wtß made to oommlt ft burglary. Arrangementa having beta previously effected whereby a, pocket bdok being aosnrately deterihed, he -went and secured It, Thin experiment wu , witnessed by muny oitisem oi repo^e^ aid Bi declared to have boon thorougiily genuine • The labori of the police have rbeem ccffiolently oneroa»ln the p«at| but a fnA element of difficulty Is introdnoed $It they are henoefor&h called unoa: tojoolt after not .merely the actual per^etrjiVwr of aorlme but some possible patent faeiattlat m the buokigrouDd, : ; , j ! . t }.-, , :,. s^

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2041, 19 January 1889

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MESMERISM. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2041, 19 January 1889