Detached Scenes

SECONDE VUE;

ESCAMOTAGE EXTRAORDINAIRE,

DE ROBERT-HOUDIN, Fil», aw

BosUT.Qomm's Son Suspended in Eqmlilrinm by Atmospheric Air, thxHi(!> tha wtiaa of Concentrated Ethor.

Tha Butottâlnment will bo divided ln!o Three Parts | Commencing at BalPyaat Sight; and Terminating before Blown o'clock.

BosUT.Qomm's Son Suspended in Eqmlilrinm by Atmospheric Air, thxHi(!> tha wtiaa of Concentrated Ethor.

Tha Butottâlnment will bo divided ln!o Three Parts | Commencing at BalPyaat Sight; and Terminating before Blown o'clock.

The Free List qf the Theatre (the Public Pres» excepted) does not extend to this Entertainment. _

PnrVAfB BOXES, ORCHESTRA STALLS, AND TICKETS

jKB. JETTOBSCX'* BOTAX. LIBRARY, 33, OLD BOKO BTSBWX, i. s.m' Royai Library, St. James') Birten Meam. F.»«»»', *«.»■»••, Saasas«'», Micaoir». Laisas * C.« a.d OuKlil'i Libraries, Bond Street. CnAMSS'a, and the Cattau I.ibrary, 12, Ilegent Stmt ; And at .tho Box Office of tho Theatre, which is open Daily from 11 toi.

Qiogpaphy of Ppof. flndgpson.

(THE ORIGINAL " WIZARD OF THE NORTH.")

Sketches from his Note Book, Anecdotes, Incidents, etc.

(Continued from page 57.)

Professor Anderson had, as his share of the expenses, to provide and maintain his own servants, five in number, including a private secretary at a salary of ¿10 per week, with travelling expenses paid ; to defray the expenses of those members of his own family, five in number, who travelled with him—to provide and keep in proper order his extensive and valuable paraphernalia—and to pay hotel bills; his expenses for all these items amounting to about ¿100 per week, payable out of one-half of the gross receipts, he soon had reason to complain of the terms of the agreement into which he had entered, and also of the manner in which that agreement was carried out by the other party, who had undertaken personally to superintend the whole of the business arrangements ; but immediately on arriving in Australia he appointed an agent to act for him. Finding that he had been deceived, too, in his partner's statement that he owned the whole of the theatres in the Australias, Mr. Anderson was indignant at the manner in which he had been treated, and that he should have been brought 16,000 miles from England upon such terms. This feeling of indignation was heightened by the fact that the person who had been guilty of this deception was actually making a fortune by it, for the share of the receipts in Melbourne alone which fell to him amounted to no less than ¿2,400. Determined at all events to get rid of him, Mr. Anderson sought by all means in his power to have the engagement cancelled, and at last agreed, after eleven weeks' performances, to pay the party ¿500 for that purpose. During this short period his partner's drawings from these entertainments had been ¿4,754 15s. 8d.

This unfortunate engagement being cancelled, Mr. Anderson passed through the whole of Victoria, Tasmania, and New South Wales. His gross receipts in these colonies, during a period of fifteen months, amounted to ,£18,000 ; while his expenses averaged, at least, t£i,000 per month. In order to show how this large expenditure was occasioned', it may be well to give the following details in regard to it :—

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