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bejng ill, in fact, she hati Hot been
thinking about her, but of her
small daughter, whom she had
just left at a boarding school.
When- she returried home she
found the telegram with those
words. At 3:3(Tp. m. a friend of
the family was writing' the mes
sage at a telegraph office.
Mrs. Agnes Paquet lived ia an
American city far from Chicago.
She had not heard from her
brother, Edmund Dunn, for a
long time, until one morning she
saw (mentally) her brother wear
ing a blue sailor's shirt, falling
over the rail of a boat. She heard
his cry for help. A few hours
later she received a telegram
from Chicago saying that Ed
mund Dunn had drowned 'from a
tugboat in the harbor.
Sir Oliver Lodge explains the
case in this way. When Dunn
was going overboard, he un
doubtedly was thinking intently
of his nearest relative, his sister,
Hence the thought transference.
A similar explanation covers the
other cases, he says.
Reader Tells of Mind Reading
I was much interested in your
recent article telling of the mind
reading experiments of Sir Oliver
Lodge, and asking readers to test
their own powers.
I have had many telepathic ex
periences. Often X have written,
to a inena aiier an interval 01
months, and received in a day or
two a letter written to me by that
frienjd at the same time. I am
sure that it is a plain case of
thought transference the idea:
of writing, in the mind of one of
us, calling up the same idea in the
mind of the other.
Again, many a time I have
gone to the telephone to call nip a
friend, and have found that the
very person I wantedwas on the
line, trying to call ine. " t '
These occurrences are sb com
mon that people seldom pay any
attention to them. I believe,
however, that they are of great
scientific interest. t
GOING ONE BETTER ' ,
Children are nothing if not
loyal. Three little boys were
once comparing riotes of the var
ied possessions of their parents.
"My father has ten acres on his
farm," said one.
"My father has twenty," said
"Oh, that's nothing!" said the'
third, triumphantly. "My father's
got a mortgage on his'
In a similar way two little girls
were discussing their respective
mothers. Each naturally main
tained that her mother was the
better and more beautiful. De
scending from generalities to par
ticulars, they began to parcel out.
the different features.
"My mother's hair is so long'
said one, "that she can sit on it"
"That's nothing," said the
other triumphantly; "my mother
can take her hair off."
Most gems can be imitated, but
attempts made to "reconstruct"
the emerald have failed.