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THE SUNDAY HERALD, SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 1890.
11 I M I THE ORIGIN VLi MIND-READER. Mr. J. Knntlnll IJrown Declares that Ho Tnuclitninltop IIlsTrlclcs. "I clnlm to be tho original tnind-rcadeiV said Mr. J. Randnll Brown, who will give an exhibi tion of his powers at the National Theatre to night. "Years beforo the late Washington Irving Bishop was heard of I had given exhibi tions of what has sinco been called mind-reading in Chicago, In Now York, beforo tho faculty of Yalo College, and In connection with tho lato Dr. Gross, of Philadelphia, one of tho most eminent physicians and scientists this country has over produced." "You know Washington Irving Bishop, did you?" "Know him ? It was through mothat ho was made aware of his powers bb a mlnd-rcnder. I showed him how to develop his powers at my rooms in Now York in 1877. Bishop soou went to England, while I went to tho "West and Aus tralia. In England Bishop won great notoriety, and on his return to New York this English voguo at onco won attention for him from tho Anglomaniacs of that city and of Boston. Bishop undoubtedly hud wonderful gifts more wonderful than any other man I know of ex cept myself," said Mr. Brown modestly. When asked how ho first becamo awaro of his powers as a mind-reader, Mr. Brown said that as a Echool boy In St. Louts, when ho played hide-and-seek with his companions, and when it came bis turn to bo "it," ho never had any difficulty In geing straight to tho places where the other children had hidden them selves. They accused him of peeking, and in order to prove that ho did not take any unfair advantage of them housed to tie a handkerchief over his eyes, and then, to his surprise, ho found that it was much easier to go straight to tho hiding youngsters. They were astonished at this power on his part, and they used to como up behind him, cover his oyes with their hands, and then ask him if he really could tell where one of their number waB who had gone oft and was hiding somewhere else in tho vicinity. The first time that this was done tho children did it as a bluff. But young Brown, by some process which he could not understand, seemed to jump at once to a knowledgo of where tho particular child was, and. with the other hoys sua clinging to mm anu Keeping their hands on his forehead and over his oyes, ho would find out tho place of concealment. Ho did not suppose then that he did this by feeling through tho hands of tho children their thoughts, but he believes now that was tho rea son he was able to perform those wonders. "What Is your theory of the phenomena which wo call mind-reading?" asked tho re porter. "I don't care to advance any theory myself," said Mr. Brown, "but I will tell you of an ex periment which Dr. Gross, of Philadelphia, made with me in 1875 that may throw some light on the subject: Dr. Gross got up a gal vanometer in order to decide whether there was any current passing over a wiro between the head of a person whose mind was being read and tho head of a person engaced in tho read ing. Thero was a dial something like the face of a compass, and it was expected that if thero were a current developed tho needle would be dellected this way and that way. Dr. Gross had been the subject in many experiments made by me. He had fixed his mind Intently upon some object in tne room, a numDer or a uanic note, or a peculiar name, and In each case I had, by means of a wire connection, read the Doc tor's thoughts. When they undertook the test with tho galvanometer one of the party was ap pointed to watch tho needle. The Doctor and I took up our positions. The Doctor began to think upon the object which he had selected, and I placed myself In a receptive mood neces sary to the operation. Presently the man watching the needle noticed that it began to move. A little while later I wrote upon a paper a number which Dr. Gross said was correct. It was concluded by all tho wise men there that the moving of tho needle was due to the pass ing through the wire of some force. What to call that force they did not know. It was thought that possibly thero passed from the brain of Dr. Gross and from my brain two forces which acted somewhat in the same way as two currents of electricity would act. Tho theory was advanced that possibly there was a sort of electrical communication established be tween our two brains." Dr. Gross bad an Idea, as Mr. Brown relates It now, that possibly the moving of the needlo demonstrated that mind and matter were some what alike; that mind was another form of matter, and that tho connection of the two minds by the wiro showed in tho moving needle tho action of thought. All through these experiments thero was a suspicion on the part of many that Brown was a trickster or a clever fellow at a gue6s, or that nosslblv thero was collusion. It was then pro posed that a test should be made in order to prove that thero was no collusion. Ex-Governor Pollock went down to AVilmlngton, twenty-eight miles below Philadelphia, and Dr. Gross, Mr. Brown, and a number of others went to the ofllco of tho Western Union Telegraph Company in Philadelphia. They engaged tho use of two wires between the two cities. Ono wiro had previously been detached from any connection with a battery, and the ends in Wil miugton and Philadelphia were loosened, 60 that each might bo wound around tho head of Governor Pollock and Mr. Brown, respectively. When all was ready a message was sent from Philadelphia to Governor Pollock, asking him to think intently of some particular number, lie sent back word that he had selected the fig ures and was ready for tho experiment. Mr. Brown, after a very few momeuts, wrote out tho number. Word was telegraphed to Wil mington that tho mind-reader had aunounced his answer. When it was telegraphed to them Governor Pollock said that Mr. Brown had ar livcd at tho right result. Mr. Brown does not know exactly how to ex plain how ho can tell at ono cud of a long wiro what somebody else Is thinking of at tho other end. IIo says that ho has tried tho experiment with a long pieco of wood, but it will not suc ceed. Iron wiro does pretty well, but ho finds that ho can read most easily through copper. It may bo noted hero that electricity is best passed through copper, less easily through Iron, and that It cannot bo transmitted through wood. Mr. Brown declares that all these tests aro matters of history, and that they took place before Bishop was known. Mr. Brown repudiates tho Idea that ho per forms his feats by tho aid of tho unconscious muscular action of his subjects. . I. "Who is tho truthful imin? Tho man who says "Tho Sunday Herald 1b TJTK Sunday paper of AVuslilngton." Subtioriho for Tho Sunday Herald and see for yourself. Led By Fashion. Every man is influenced more or less by tho prevailing stj'les of attire. Whether your tasto is oxtremo or moderate, wo can please you with a spring suit. Tho materials aro of tho best and latest patterns, and thoy aro made by ourselves In tho latest 6tyles. Bee our $10 suits in frock and sack shape. 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