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At one of the Saturday evening entertain* ments of the Lamb Club, m Brooklyn, aa organisation of lawyers, doctow, artists, jour, nalists and professional men, Irving Bishop, the mind reader,' was invited to give an exhibition of his powers. Though just recovering from a severe illness, and against the advice ot his physician, he consented, and executeisome marvellous feats. . At the close of one oFthese he went off into a cataleptic trance, from which he was only rescuscitoted^with difficulty. : He' msistod, m spite of remonstrances, on going on with the performance, with the result that he overstrained hispowers, and went into another, trance, m which he expired. Every member of the Club, profound l ? impressed with what had occurred, left the building when the Coroner was summoned. Before the latter arr.ved, however, a number of physicians, believing that the mind-reader was dead, commenced to dissect the body for the purpose of obtaining and examiniog his brain. None of Bishop's relations hal been . consulted, and when his widow and mother were apprised of what bad occurred, their grief and indignation knew no bounds. They said, Qis'iop wa.} not dead at the time, bu£ ojtfy m a trance, and asserted that he lived m constant dread that his late woujd be that wh.ich had befallen him. The aflfaur has created the most intense excite, ment. The leading scientists seem to believe that Bishop was really dead.

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IRVING BISHOP'S DEATH., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2157, 25 June 1889

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IRVING BISHOP'S DEATH. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2157, 25 June 1889

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