Added Instructions For The 30th Century Clip Board


Take one of the tabs from the protective backing strip. Press one end of the tab to the top center of an inside paper. Lap it over about an eighth of an inch. The sticky side of the tab should face the front. Insert the inner paper into the clip board. Use ca.rc so ss not tc tGciir the cover paper. It is very durable, being plastic, but might pull away with misuse. Bend the tab back and put on the clip. The sticky side of the tab will adhere to the inside of the clip. Now when the clip is taken away, the inner paper will come with it. This may be done under cover of the paper at the back, the card or the little scratch pad.

Another method is this — you may attach a press on tab to the top center of an outside paper. The inner paper with its tab attached has been inserted in the board. Both sticky sides of the tabs face the front. Line them up and press them together. Both tabs may be bent back over the top edge of the board. The clip is then attached. The tabs will stick to the inside of the clip as before. Thus as you take off the clip, both papers will come away. The inner paper, with the message, will be drawn away behind the outer-paper. The message may be read and both papers thrown away.

You may use all three sections of the inner paper, if you wish to "read" more than one mind. However, if you wish only one impression at a time, tear off the bottom section of the inner paper. Insert this two section piece of paper into the board. As you take off the clip, this small insert may be covered by the hand, without using the other papers for a mask.

A plausible way to get the spectator to write on the center section is as follows: In your "instructions" to the spectator as to what he is tp-do, say, "Write the name (card or number) on the middle line and then fold over the lower section of the outside, paper — thus you have covered what you have written. Now the spectator may tear off the paper and keep it in his possession

BILLET READING FOR HOME PROGRAM (One of the Original Cagliostro Mysteries)

Effect: Several spectators write any questions on their own slips of paper and same are sealed in small envelopes, which the performer hands out. These envelopes are now gathered and laid on a small table in full view of all. In a few moments the performer, without leaving the room for a moment, answexs-each -and -every question.

Method'. This method of reading sealed billets is one of the best and most subtle in existence, and is never suspected.

After the questions are placed in the envelopes and sealed, the performer collects same in a changing-bag, or any similar device, therefore, on his way back to the table he makes the switch, and turns the dummy envelopes out on his table, handing the changing-bag to his assistant. Now, with the dummy envelopes in view 011 the table, the performer proceeds to deliver a short lecture on clairvoyace, etc. As he finishes the discourse, he requests his assistant to bring him a glass of water. Now when the envelopes have been switched in the changing-bag, and the assistant carries away the bag containing the original slips, he immediately opens the messages and writes the initials and questions, whatever they may be, on a circular piece of paper, which is a trifle less in diameter than the bottom of the glass of water used in the experiment. By reference to the sample disc attached, it will be noted that the information written thereon is in very brief form, and only initials are given (no full names) and the initials precede the subject of the question in every case. In fact, it is well to request the spectators when they are preparing their questions, to merely sign their initials for identification.

For instance, we will suppose that the assistant opens four of the sealed envelopes and obtains these questions:-

' Who will be our next President? (signed) R.H.A.i!

:'Will I take a trip West, and if so, when? (signed) H.W.1

The assistant writes this information on the paper disc as per example shown here. The writing should be done with a SOFT LEAD PENCIL, as this is more clearly seen through the water in the glass than any other substance. The tumbler is filled not quite half full of water.

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