Professional Cards

We believe the Professional Card Advertisement will go a long way to popularize the art of magic. Conjurers who advertise their name and business, or hobby, in these columns, uiider this heading, no longer remain in the land of the unknown. If the Card be inserted with a view to securing professional engagements, all managers will be made acquainted with your wants, and all managers are on the look out for novelties. Don't hide your light under a bushel. To collectors of magical curios, and to...

Practical Tips On Palming

Under this heading I propose to give my readers the benefit of my experience in palming large objects as Balls, Eggs, Handkerchiefs, & c., & c. Palming Balls. The ball should be a small size billiard ball not more than in. diameter the egg should be a small sized hen's egg. Both the ball and egg are best turned in light wood and enamelled, the light wood is the proper weight and the enamel has a tendency to cling to the palm rendering the operation much less difficult. Cork, celluloid, or...

Or The Greek Hero

THE ORCHESTRA (which is Numerous) will be conducted Tickets, Places and Private Boxes may be had of Mr. Massingam, at the Box Office of the Iheatre, Daily, from 10 till 5. BOXES 5s. PIT 3s. Lower GALLERY 2s. Upper GALLERY Is. SECOND PRICE AT A QUARTER BEFORE NINE. BOXES 8s. PIT 2s LOWER GALLERY is UPPER GALLERY 6d. Doors to be Opened at Six and the perfofmances to commence at Se en precisely. Selected from the Portfolio of Mr. ARTHUR MARGERY. (See also pages 45, 56, 67, 75, 83, 90 & 91.)...

Professor Hoffmann

The subject of our portrait this month is Mr. Angelo Lewis, M.A., better known to the magical world as Prof. Hoffmann. It is curious that many of the leading wizards of the day should have owed their first lessons in the art to him, an amateur, but such is the fact. At the time when his best known work, Modern Magic, was written, Mr. L,ewis was practising at the Bar, which, by the way, has numbered in its ranks many distinguished amateur conjurers, some having even found their way to the bench....

Published On The First Of Every Month

Editor, ELLIS STANYON. Office 76, Solent Road, West Hampstead, London, N.W. SUBCRIPTION. 12 Months by post, 5 6 ( 1.50) Single Copy, (15c.) Cheques and Postal Orders should be drawn in favour of Mr. Ellis Stanyon. Money Orders should be made payable at Mill Lane, West Hampstead, N. IV. UNITED STATES STAMPS 4 NOTES MAY BE SENT IN PAYMENT. Copy of an Announcement of the appearing in The True Briton (Nolumua Leges Angliae Mutari), Wednesday, February 11th, 1795....

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Title Page of the Life of Cagliostro, The original biography was published in Rome in 1790, under the auspices of the Holy Apostolic Chamber. It contains an elaborate expose of the great magician's system of Egyptian masonry, also the full inquisition sentence pronounced against him. This highly interesting product of papal jurisprudence makes strange reading for the 20th century. In the year 1791 the Inquisition biography was translated into French under the above title. It has for a...

True Incident Of Last Derby

The rings at Epsom are always infested with gangs of pickpockets, who make a rare harvest. On Derby Day one gang in Tattersall's ring made a mark of an innocent-looking person who was seen to place a bundle of notes in a breast pocket. He was Stuck up, as the phrase goes, but though his pockets were searched in turn no notes could be found. Later on he was once more Stuck up and his pockets again gone over, but without result. Shortly afterwards to the disgust of the pick-pockets, their...

Part Ii

SECOND SIGHT its Fallacy illustrated. The MAGIC BANK, I Fishing extraordinary. EXTRAORDINARY ELECTRIC EXPERIMENT, Th.1 of .ending SIX WAT' HiS through .n UenUemui's Bod,. (Bj Mufter JOHN HENRY A. OERSON). B. will CUM hi. Son toinhalc . small portion of Chloroform, aufteieot to end bin to Sleep. He .ill then dupl.y the Extraordinary Effect of lb. Drag, which bu baffled the whole of the Mt-dical Profettion of Boas., Pnieeia, Germany, and e.ery Country which Profeaaor ANDERSON bu receotl, rutin ....

South African Notes

Professor Albert, Conjurer and Ventriloquist, has just left Cape Town for the north on a trip, I hear he is shortly to meet a Company at Port Elizabeth, with whom he will tour the Eastern provinces. It is rumoured that De Caston and Bosco, Junr., Conjurers, have purchased from Professor Albert his illusion, The Human Spider, which they will show in Cape Town. We hope their enterprise will be rewarded with good success. Frank De Gruchy has been filling private engagements with his Drawing Room...

Book Of Card Tricks Professor Kunard Magicpedia

Ventriloquist and Conjurer, 15 Faraday Road, Notting Hill, W. 1. A M B R A, Shadowistand Novelty Entertainer. Childrens' parties a speciality, Photos, & c. Ombra, Burnley. 1 Hp HE 3 UNIQUES, Refined Novelty Entertainers, Splendid fit-up. ben Slater, Wood Nook, Burnley. 1. Magician and Juggler, King's Arms Hotel, Dalton. 1. 6 Victoria Park, Fishponds, Bristol. 1. v O L RAY, Juggler, Conjurer and Clown. 6 Hart's Place, Goosegate, Nottingham. Agent, Lemare, Manchester. Twelve words, 4d every...

Mr R K Dunning

Dunning, the ventriloquist, is Kahn, the conjurer, anil he is as clever in making-up as he is in magic, the photos will show this the time occupied in making the change is barely two minutes. Miss Kahn is his wife. Dunning has had an interesting career, having been an auctioneer, lessee of several well-known theatres, and manager for Carl Herrmann, the mesmerist, who created such a sensation at the Theatre Royal and at Newsome's Circus in Glasgow during 1887-88. The company including band, was...

Mr Arthur Margery

Performer adopts as his watchword, as Mr. Margery has adopted Originality, and will not on any account be induced to copy, or even imitate partially, other performers in their work. If only this axiom had been carried out more generally by magicians, what would not conjuring have been like to-day The Continuous Back and Front ' Palm ' would long ago have been a thing of the past. No professional business requires closer study than that of legerdemain, A natural aptitude for the art must be born...

Hypnotism And Conjuring

We have been asked to give our opinion on the future of Hypnotism in connection with Conjuring. The idea is almost too absurd for words. If what is meant is for us to give our opinion on the future of Conjuring in connection with Hypnotism a totally different matter, the numerous stupid stories of the Indian fakirs, a class ridiculed by the sane, form fitting examples. Is there underlying all this another effort allied to Spiritualism, Theosopliy, etc. being made to extort money from the...

American Notes

I enjoyed the Feb. number of Magic very much. It is a capital number and full of suggestive hints. Your idea of publishing old programmes is a clever one. Nothing interests me more than these ancient announcements of magical performances, couched in their queer jargon and polychromatic jawbreaking verbiage. Do secure, if possible, one of Robert Houdin's programmes and publish it in facsimile. I always feel like taking off my hat whenever I hear that name pronounced, Robert Houdin, arch-master...

Obituary

We much regret to have to announce the death of Mr. Alexander Ross, better known to the conjuring world as Ross Conyears, Wizard of the Drawing-room, who died on Saturday morning, May 25th, from pneumonia, after but a few days illness. Mr. Ross made many friends in Magic, his kindly and unassuming nature at all times winning for him the esteem of all with whom he came in contact. (THE ORIGINAL WIZARD OF THE NORTH.) Sketches from his Note Book, Anecdotes, Incidents, etc. Having arrived at San...

Manchester Notes

During New Year week -Duncan, a smart juggler, gave an interesting show in the Palace Scene of the pantomime playing at St. James's Theatre. Fun by the Sea was the title of Captain Holt's Ventriloquial Sketch, presented to appreciative audiences at the Grand Theatre, from January 7th to 19th. David Devant, with Maskelyne and Cooke's Provincial Touring Co., has been here since December 22nd, The management originally intended to stay here a month only, but owing to the unprecedented success of...

Modern Magicians

In Nathu Manchhachand we have an Eastern representative of the Mystic Art, not as practised by the Mahatmas of Thibet, or by the Fakir who is supposed to be able to vanish himself by way of a rope thrown in the air then to cause the rope to disappear in the same direction, or like absurd imaginations but representative of the art as practised by the magician of the Western World. Prof. Manchhachand is a native of Mahwva, a town in the Bhawnagar State, where,...

Pay Box Receipts

SLEIGHT OF HAND EXPERT, 40 Bavrington Road, DE VERB, 13 Passage Saulnier, Paris jg Manufacturer of every description of Side Shows. Illusions & Showman's Requisites, Race Games, Mechanical Targets, Coufetti, & c. Continental Representative for BOSTOCK'S GRAND MENAGERIES. DE VERE, 13 Passage Saulnier, Paris. 13 (9 Showrooms). Postage to FRANCE, 2 d. Like, but oh how different.

New Card Tricks

As now being performed at the Palace Theatre. Being the fifth of a series of novel works on Conjuring and Kindred Arts Chap. i. Novel and original sleights, including the new Reverse and Continuous Back and Front Palm, and the production of the Cards one by one from the back of the hand. Chap. 11. New Tricks, Combinations, amp c., amp c. Chap. 111. A novel collection of Tricks made possible by the new Reverse and continuous back and front palm. London, 1900. Paper 24pp. Illustrated with...

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And Society Entertainer, 31 Gladstone Street, Westbro', Dewsbury. Magician and Correspondent for Magic, 186 Rydal Mount, Hightown, Manchester. Y O L R A Y, Juggler, Conjurer and Clown. 6 Hart's Place, Goosegate, Nottingham. Agent, Lemare, Manchester. Glasgow, November ist, 1900. Mr. Ellis Stanyon, Dear Sir, I am very well pleased with the result of my advertisement in October Magic. Seven replies to date, and all good ones. With best wishes. To the Editor. Dear Sir, I have already had answers...

Fine Magical Apparatus

Grand End of Century, fully illustrated BOOK CATALOGUE, free by mail for 12 stamps. Catalogue of Parlor Tricks, free. MARTINKA A CO MFFtS., High-Class Magical Apparatus, Stage Illusions, amp c, Write for our celebrated Catalogue with which is combined that interesting little brochure entitled Recollections of Robert Houdin. Illustrated, and with excellent portrait of Roudin. Price 1 -, by post, 1 2. Mammoth list of surplus stock and novelties, free. English Stamps and...

Colonel Stodare

Some thirty-five years ago, prior to the advent of Mask-elyne and Cook, visitors to the Egyptian Hall were astonished by such, at that time novel, illusions as The Sphinx, The Indian Basket Trick, etc., there presented by Col. Stodare. Stodare's real name was Alfred English and up to the time he decided to try his luck in London he had met with indifferent success as an itinerant performer. His first appearance at the Egyptian Hall under his assumed name, now almost a household word, was on...

Requiescat In Pace

In the City Churchyard of Aberdeen, under the shadow of St. Nicholas Tower, near a path which runs from the entrance beside St. Mary's Chapel at the south to the gateway in School Hill at the north, stands a simple slate tombstone bearing the unpretentious inscription Erected by John Anderson in memory of his beloved mother, Mary Robertson, who died 8th January, 1830, aged 40. Beneath this in small italic letters is the quaint stanza Yes she had friends when Fortune smil'd it frown'd They knew...

New Spiritwriting Trick

This is a trick of pure sleight-of-hand, and, well executed produces a surprising effect, and the only requirements are a pack of ordinary playing cards, a pack of plain white cards of about the same size, a packet of envelopes, and a couple of lead pencils, each sharpened to a fine point, so that a fragment can be readily broken off. On the under side of the uppermost of the plain cards is written in pencil the name of a card, say the knave of hearts. Advancing with the plain pack to the...

Mr Harry Houdini

He has lately added much to the effect of his act by introducing a small curtained enclosure only just large enough to conceal himself in a crouching position, thus showing that a cabinet is of no consideration beyond a cover to conceal his methods this is demonstrated by the fact that he will at any time consent to be handcuffed hands behind then to kneel inside the tiny enclosure, with front open, and while in full view will release himself in a few seconds. The handcuffs are always properly...

Eureka

TP t-J c r A I k n f Tn Contains articles of I flJU Vi V KJIXI 1 C interest to Conjurers. An Illustrated Monthly Magazine. Annual Subscription, post free, 3'- Single Copies, post free, 4d. 65, 67, 69 amp 71, Pentonville Road, Telegraphic Addrrss Naumann, Pentonville. Illustrated Journal in German language of Published monthly. Subscription price 6 months 5 -, delivered postage prepaid. Single copies, 1 -. CARL WILLMANN, Editor, Neue ABC Strasse, Hamburg, Germany. Grand End of Century, fully...