Novel And Improved Ink Vase

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Novel And Improved Ink Vase

Many of our readers have seen Chung Ling Soo perform the mystifying trick of a vase filled with ink suddenly change to vase containing the same amount of clear water. The method here described, is highly novel and ingenious. We understand Herr Ernest Basch, of Hanover, is the inventor of this latest idea. Instead of the usual glass stand a metal one is used, highly plated. At a short distance the appearance is very similar to that of glass. On careful examination of explanatory illustration, it will be seen that...

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Vanishing Sketch Trick

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Vanishing Sketch Trick

Effect. Performer sketches a picture or cartoon on a sheet of white paper, with a border all round it, which is then taken off and rolled up tube shape. Now, after a few passes, the paper is unrolled, when the sketch or cartoon is seen to have vanished. SECRET. Procure two boards each of which is the size of an ordinary black board, and a quarter of an inch thick, these are now placed together in such a way as they will have a space of half an inch between them, the top is left open. The front of the board has a...

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Rationed Foods Without Coupon

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Rationed Foods Without Coupon

BRADFORD MAGICIAN, Rationed Foods Without Coupon. Members of the Society of Yorkshire Magicians hold a special concert and competition at the Textile Hall, Bradford, on Wednesday. Mr. W. C. Joans, of Leeds, vice president of the society, gave a massive gold medal for the most original entertainment submitted by any member. There were eight competitors, and the winner of the first prize was Mr. T. W. Armatage, of Bradford, who presented some clever and original tricks, all his own invention. One of the most...

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Charlie Chaplin On The Secret Of His Popularity.

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Charlie Chaplin On The Secret Of His Popularity.

Pleasing Himself, Charlie Chaplin On The Secret Of His Popularity. Charlie Chaplin traces the beginnings of his great success to the day when he began to take his eye off the public and to aim exclusively at pleasing himself. “In the early days,” he says, “in the Royal Magazine. I used to worry a great deal about that mythical person— the average man. I used to imagine this terrible bogey —the average man— seated somewhere about halfway down the orchestra stalls wearing an unfriendly scowl and...

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YORKSHIRE MAGICIANS

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YORKSHIRE MAGICIANS

Programme of Mystery Delights Bradford Friends. A large gathering of friends and visitors enjoyed an entertainment full of mystery and dexterity at the Somerset Parlour last night, when the Yorkshire Society of Magicians held their fifth annual seance. Delighted with the opportunity of being able to catch this elusive society “at home,” a large company turned up, and for some thing like two and a half hours witnessed startling feats which made one wonder why the members of this mysterious society troubled to earn...

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The Vanishing Sixpence

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The Vanishing Sixpence

This is a very amusing trick, the success of which depends solely upon the audacity of the conjurer. He puts an ordinary pocket handkerchief upon the table, with a sixpence in the centre of it. The handkerchief is slowly rolled up with the coin in the middle. After it has been rolled up it is immediately unrolled, when the coin is found to have vanished.The trick is perfectly simple, and all that is needful is to make sure that the cloth on the table is thick enough not to let the sixpence make a noise when...

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