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Irving Bishop's Death.

The following telegrams in Sau Francisco papers give additional details regarding the strange death of Mr Irving Bishop, the mind-rodder : Nkw York, May 16.—Mrs E. T. Bishop, mother of the dead mind-reader, has written this lettor to tho president of the Board of Coroners:—" I am of the belief, from my knowledge of tho previous attacks my son has suffered, that tho autopsy performed by Drs Irwin and Ferguson was unwarranted. I therefore demand that a further examination bo made." The coroner next day held an inquiry. Dr Ferguson, who made the autopsy, said ho did so at Dr Irwin's request. He made a specialty of autopsies. He made the autopsy on Bishop's body at 345 p.m. Dr Irwin said he thought that death occurred at noon. Lawyer Atchison, representing the family, and the District Attorney declared that a crime had been committed. It was a misdemeanor to have performed tho autopsy without the coroner's consent, and it was manslaughter if the man were not dead when the autopsy was made. He thought that bail should be fixed, binding all who were present at the autopsy. Dr Hance and Dr Ferguson were bound in 2,500d0l each to await the inquest. A special autopsy was made on the ISth. Dr Ferguson was present. The examination, as far as it was possible to be mado, did not reveal the cause of death. Dr Judkins, however, removed various particles of the vital organs for microscopical examination, which is expected to settle the matter whether or not the mind reader died under the post mortem knife. Doctors Hamilton, Jaueway, and Spitza, who were expected to be present, did not attend. New York, May 28.—At the inquest Diputy-coroner Jenkins testified to having examined the body of the mind reader, and reopened the incisions previously made. He found the body well preserved. In the chest cavity he found many vital organs, including the brain. All seemed healthy, and in appearance presented no cause for death. Portions of the brain and other organs were missing.

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Irving Bishop's Death., Issue 7946, 29 June 1889, Supplement

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Irving Bishop's Death. Issue 7946, 29 June 1889, Supplement

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