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-The first published telephone test was John Hilliard'​s "​Twentieth Century Telepathy"​ in The February 1905 //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​38603/​The+Sphinx/​6|Sphinx]]//,​ Vol. 3 No. 12, p. 150. Bill Kalush has found a reference to Houdini having performed such a routine in the 1890s.+The first published telephone test was John Hilliard'​s "​Twentieth Century Telepathy"​ in The February 1905 //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​38603/​The+Sphinx/​6|Sphinx]]//,​ Vol. 3 No. 12, p. 150. 
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 +Bob Loomis reports finding a description of a second-sight feat performed by Harry Hermon and his wife over the telephone in 1884 or shortly before. Hermon'​s original relation of the feat is given in his 1884 book, //​Hellerism:​ Second-Sight Mystery//; also see Loomis'​s "​Phoney!"​ in //The Magic Circular//, vol. 108 No. 1175, June 2014, p. 184. Additionally, ​Bill Kalush has found a reference to Houdini having performed such a routine in the 1890s.
  
 Rufus Steele'​s //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​15021/​Card+Tricks+You+Will+Do/​23|Card Tricks You Will Do]]// (1926, p. 22) includes "Mind Reading by Telephone"​ by Bill Bournau, which has the earliest instance, discovered to date, of coding by including or excluding actions made by the spectator during the call to the medium. This predates Read's "​Calostro Act" by six years, and Annemann'​s "Weird Wire" by twelve. Rufus Steele'​s //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​15021/​Card+Tricks+You+Will+Do/​23|Card Tricks You Will Do]]// (1926, p. 22) includes "Mind Reading by Telephone"​ by Bill Bournau, which has the earliest instance, discovered to date, of coding by including or excluding actions made by the spectator during the call to the medium. This predates Read's "​Calostro Act" by six years, and Annemann'​s "Weird Wire" by twelve.