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The Sphinx Volume 17

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VOLUME 17

NO. 1: MARCH 1918
1
William J. Hilliar Bio3
Schulte's Column3
E.M. Vernelo Tribute3
- Vernelo Picture3
The World Of Magic4
- S.A.M. Richard Van Dien4
- Puzzling Pierson' Paragraph5
- Magic News From Wheeling, W. Va. Paul R. Semple5
- Golden Gate Assembly S.A.M. H. Syril Dusenbery5
- Society Of Detroit Magicians W.H. Domzalski6
- The Society Of Modern Mystics6
- Spot Lights From Hartford, Conn Clarence T. Hubbard7
- The Mystic Circle Of Boston S. Willson Bailey8
- Chicago Conjurors' Club Homer H. Woulffe8
- Pittsburgh Association Of Magicians8
- Our Books Of Magic By Ray C. Hayden9
- To The Sphinx (Poem) C.M.F.9
Editor's Page10
S.S. Baldwin Retires11
Uncle Feelix12
Literature12
How To Open A Cylinder Padlock By Robert H. Gysel12
Talking Skull Harry S. Norment13
Golfist As A Magician By Charles R. Brush13
Thimble Tricks By Walter Gibson14
Once More-Rising Cards By S.S. Henry15
To Find Four Cards Chosen By Four People15
An Impromptu Tambourine By Paul R. Rockford15
Succeedanous Card By Clayton W. Rosencrans16
Wrinkle For Miser's Dream Bt C.W. Ringsburg16
Conjurer And A Barmaid's Ring16
A New Coin Change By Curtis Merrill17

NO. 2: APRIL 1918
21
Prof. Hornmann Bio23
Books, Phamphlets And Honest Advertising By Ladson Butler23
The World Of Magic24
- S.A.M. Richard Van Dien24
- Buffalo Bits H.A. Goodwin25
- Society Of Detroit Magicians W.H. Domzalski25
- Sunshine, Magic & Me By W. Dornfeld25
- Doings Of The Demons Of Baltimore Robert W. Test26
- The Mystic Circle Of Boston H.C. Kleemann26
- Spot Lights From Hartford, Conn. Clarence T. Hubbard26
- The Society Of Modern Mystics N.C.A27
- Headquarters N.C.A. F.O.B.27
- Toledo Magical Notes Frank W. Lindsley28
- Chicago Conjurers Club Homer H. Woulffe28
The Telegram Card Trick By H. Syril Dusenbery29
Card To Coin By George A. Troseth29
Wand Tricks, Proving That The Wand Has Magical Properties By Chas. A. Gallon29
Another False Thought By Ovette29
Editor's Page30
- A Plea For Help30
Saram R. Ellison Obit30
- Ellison Picture30
- S.A.M. Letter31
- Doc Nixon Letter32
Literature32
A Novel And Effective Coin Move By T.C. Bonney33
Rubbar Bands By Elmer Eckam33
Keeping In Touch With Magical Matters By G.F.S.33
Ladson Butler's Bag And Cabinet Mystery34
Stop-Some New And Effective Methods By Lawrence B. Burrow34
This And That By G.F.S.35
Forms In Paperology By Clayton W. Rosencrance35
Patter For Card Moves35
The Coin If Quadruplication By Clayton W. Rosencrance36
A Trip To Durbin's American Egyptian Hall In Kenton, Ohio36

NO. 3: MAY 1918
41
C.W. Mawe Bio43
My Method Of Ten Ichi Tie By Ovette43
What Magic Did For A Soldier By J.A. Mueller43
Conjuring Quips By Harry J. Podmore43
The World Of Magic44
- S.A.M.44
- Cincinnati Magical Society45
- Society Of Detroit Magicians W.H. Domzalski45
- The Mystic Circle Of Boston H.C. Kleemann45
- Pittsburgh Association Of Magicians46
- Chicago Conjurers' Club Homer H. Woulffe46
- R.I. Society Of Magicians N.C.L.46
- Spot Lights From Hartford Clarence T. Hubbard47
- Magical News From Wheeling, W.Va. Paul R. Semple47
Flying Coin Trick By Reid Miller47
Uncle Feelix48
Necromatic Nonsense By Schulte48
Advertising From The Magical Standpoint By Clarence T. Hubbard49
Mysterious Addition Or Spiritual Vision By G.D. Herbert49
A Toast (Poem) Bt Reid Miller49
Tray That Vanishes Most Anything By Ovette49
Editor's Page50
Literature51
A Trick With Confetti By H. Syril Dusenbery52
Improved Tambourine Trick By Reid Miller52
A New Card Detection By Walter Gibson52
A Bit Of Burlesque Magic Charles R. Brush53
The Appearing - Egg Trick By Reid Miller53
Effective Rice By Ovette53
Mind Reading By Ovette53
Pretty Handkerchief And Ribbon By Ovette53
What The Red Cross Holds Within Its Crimson Folds Rosencrance54
Black And White By Charles R. Brush55
Magic Sieve And New Bottomless Glass By Ovette55
The Magicians Waterloo By David Withers Gavin55
Pretty Wine And Water Change By Ovette56

NO. 4: JUNE 1918
61
An Old TimerArt Cut63
The Magic Square OF The Great Number Seven63
Why Is It? By William Winter63
He May Be A Loon63
The World Of Magic64
- The Dietrics Route64
- Society Of Detroit Magicians W.H. Domzalski64
- The Mystic Circle Of Boston64
- Magic News From Wheeling, W,Va. Paul R. Semple64
- Somewhere In California Corporal W. Dornfeld65
- Golden Gate Assembly S.A.M. H. Syril Dusenbery65
- Pittsburgh Association Of Magicians65
- Rhode Island Society Of Magicians N.C.A.66
- Chicago Conjurer's Club Homer H. Woulffe66
- Spot Lights From Hartford, Conn. Clarence T. Hubbard67
- Indiana Magical Society67
The Torn Card And Nest Of Envelopes By H. Syril Dusenbery67
The Flying Coins By Theo. Bamberg68
The Magic Art (Poem) By Benj. Devo69
The Enchanted Coin By Schulte69
Editor's Page70
Literature71
Elastic By De Vega72
- Elastic Continued73
The Three Card Change By Walter Gibson74
Barrage Pass Rosencrance75
Passe Passe Orange And Glass By Ovette75
That Other Necromancer Man Poem75

NO. 5: JULY 1918
81
Mrs. Emma Sharrock Bio83
Take Notice83
An Easy False Shuffle By Walter B. Gibson83
Telling His Mind by Ovette83
The World Of Magic84
- S.A.M. Richard Van Dien84
- S.A.M. 14th Annual Dinner R. Van Dien84
- Golden Gate S.A.M. J.A.Mueller85
- Golden Gate Assembly At Camp Freemont85
- Society Of Detroit Magicians W.H. Domzalski86
- Cincinnati Magicians' Club86
- National Conjurers Association C.J. Hagen86
- R.I. Society Of Magicians N.C.A C. Foster Fenner86
- Magic Notes From Patterson, N.J. Ovette87
- The Mystic Circle Of Boston H.C. Kleemann87
- What The Demons Club Of Baltimore Is Doing Robert W.Test88
- Spot Lights From Hartford, Conn. Clarence T. Hubbard88
- Chicago Conjurer's Club Homer H, Wolffe88
The Drum Head Tube By Walter B. Gibson88
Flag And Candle Trick By Ovette88
The Aquatic Thimbles By Walter B. Gibson89
Thimble Thoughts For Thaumaturgists By Charles R. Brush89
Okito Four Ace Trick By Ovette89
Editor's Page90
- Editor's Page Continued91
Literature92
Lightning Calculators, Attention92
To Light A Fire With A Piece Of Ice Or Drop Of Water By Ovette92
Cheap Invisible Ink92
Multum In Parvo By Theo. Bamberg92
- Multum In Parvo Continued93
Billiard Ball Manipulations By Walter B. Gibson94
An Illusive Coin Vanish by T.J. Crawford95
The Candle, Die And Handkerchief By Louis F. Christianer96

NO. 6: AUGUST 1918
101
Will And Enid Bland Bio103
Card On Rod A La Card Sword By Ovette103
Literature103
Novel Hat Loader By Harry B. Lowe103
The World Of Magic104
- Golden Gate S.A.M. J.A. Mueller104
- The Demons' Club Of Baltimore Robert W. Test104
- Society Of Detroit Magicians W.H. Domzalski104
- The Indiana Magical Fraternity Raymond F. Amuso105
- Magical Notes From Toledo, Ohio105
- Mystic Circle Of Boston H.C. Kleemann106
- Magic News From Wheeling, W.Va. Paul R. Semple106
- Carrots And Sausages Sprout From Pockets106
- Spot Lights From Hartford, Conn. Clarence T. Hubbard106
- The Pittsburgh Association Of Magicians106
- Chicago Conjurers' Club107
Impreshuns Of The Sphinx107
Prestidigitation Philosophy By G.F. Schulte107
Advertising From A Magician's Point Of View Clarence T. Hubbard108
A Plea By T.C. Bonney108
Vanishing Lamp109
Actor Sons Of Rabbis Organize for War Work109
How A Slight Of Hand Man Got Sweet Revenge109
Editor's Page110
Holden & Graham111
Don't Tell I Told You By Marie L. Gross111
My Forty Weeks With Howard Thurston And The Interesting People I have Met By Theodore Bamberg112
A Cigarette Trick for The Soldiers By Jesse A. Mueller112
Production Of A Bowl Of Goldfish By Jack Gwynne113
A Version Of The Picture And Frame113
Card Tearing Feat113
Uncle Feelix114
They Shall Not Pass Clayton W. Rosencrance114
A Knot That's Not Rosencrance116

NO. 7: SEPTEMBER 1918
121
C.A. Newman Bio123
Literature123
The World Of Magic124
- Golden Gate S.A.M. Jesse A. Mueller124
- Pittsburgh Association Of Magicians124
- Clayton's Route124
- Notes From Chicago Homer H. Woulffe125
- R.I. Society Of Magicians N.C.A. C. Foster Fenner125
- Society Of Detroit Magicians W.H. Domzalski126
- Spot Lights From Hartford, Conn. Clarence T. Hubbard126
- The Indiana Magical Fraternity Raymond F. Amuso126
- My Forty Weeks With Howard Thurston And The Interesting People I have Met By Theodore Bamberg126
Originality By W.L. De Lano127
A Storyette By Augustus Rapp127
Houdini Breaks Wrist127
A Unique Coincidence127
Amateur Magicians Plan Entertaining For Houdini127
Trewey By H.R. Evans128
Free Trade Conjuring128
The Cards And Frame By Theo A. Witter (Adelbert)128
The German Zeppelin Catastrophe Rosencrance129
An Incomprehensible Divination By Clayton W. Rosencrans129
Editor's Page130
The Wrist Palm - The Newest Coin Vanish131
Rabbit Levitation132
Magical Patter By Schulte132
Millionaire Chemist Baffles World's Magicians With A Weird, Unseen Power133
The Wishing Ring By Clarence T. Hubbard133
The Mysterious Hat By Gilbert Stout134
A Novel Opening Trick By Charles Dratton134
Evaportion Extraordinary By Charles Dratton135
A Mystifying Experiment By Charles Dratton135
Egg, Confetti And Bouquet135
Golf By Gilbert Stout135
An Original Color Change effect By T. Hamton Lohrey136

NO. 8: OCTOBER 1918
141
Kellar Lands Swordfish Report143
- Swordfish Picture143
Literature143
The World Of Magic144
- S.A.M.144
- Golden Gate S.A.M. Jesse A. Mueller144
- Henry & Co Route144
- News Notes144
- N.C.A145
- Society Of Detroit Magicians W.H. Domzalski146
- Spot Lights From Hartford, Conn. Clarence T. Hubbard146
- Los Angeles War Magic T.W. McGrath147
- Chicago Conjurers' Club Homar H. Woulffe147
- Pittsburgh Association Of Magicians148
- The Mystic Circle Of Boston H.C. Kleemann148
- Buffalo Notes C.C. Arras148
- Central City Society Of Magicians, Syracuse, N.Y.148
- News Extracts N.Y. Herald Paris Edition149
- News149
- The Talking Skull By Russell149
- Magic News From Wheeling, W. Va. Paul R. Semple149
- Camp Travis Notes Lyle Douglas149
Editor's Page150
A Handkerchief Act By Andrew Berding150
Up-To-Date Tricks by Walter B. Gibson151
- The Celluloid Cylinder151
- More Billiard Ball Manipulation152
Russell's Card Frame152
Ye Lights (Elites) Of Liberty Rosencrance153
Russell's Cards To Pocket154
Comedy Write-Ups By A. Rube Augustus Rapp154

NO. 9: NOVEMBER 1918
161
W.R. Williston Bio163
The Thrill That Comes Once In A Lifetime Cartoon163
Houdini Outranked By Maid In Escape Act163
The World Of Magic164
- Society Of Detroit Magicians W.H. Domzalski164
- Conjurors' Club Of Boston A.J. Battle165
- Pittsburgh Association Of Magicians165
- George Schulte, The Navy Conjurer165
- Thurston's Route165
- Holden & Graham165
- Notes From Syracuse, N.Y. C. Roswell Glover166
- Magical Notes From The Southland A.B. Harrington166
- Chicago Conjurers' Club Homar H. Woulffe166
- Jesse Mueller Swallows Needles166
- The Spinning Ring Russell166
- Spotlights From Hartford, Conn. Clarence T. Hubbard167
- Minneapolis, Minn. R.D. Lewis167
- Camp Travis Notes Lyle Douglas167
Mother Goose Story Told In Color Changes By J.W. Wolf167
Rosencrance Rising Cards168
Parlor Telepathy By Lieut. Paul R. Rockwood169
Magical Helps by Russell169
A Novel Introduction By Charles R. Brush169
Letter To Pittsburgh Association Of Magicians169
Editor's Page170
A Paper Problem By S.H. Sharpe170
Up-To-Date Tricks By Walter B. Gibson171
- The Chameleon Cards171
- The Latest Paper Tearing171
- The Improved Half Pass171
The Melting Pot Of The War- Featuring the Hindoo Lota By Russell172
There Is Something New Under The Sun David P. Abbott172
False Shuffling Wrinkles Edwardo173
Bobby's Babble By Robert H. Heger173
Useless Bung For Beginners173
The Note In The Pocket Card Trick Jesse A. Mueller174
Comedy Writeups By A Rube Augustus Rapp174
The Tramp Magician And His Tormentor By Chas. C. Arras174

NO. 10: DECEMBER 1918
181
Mrs. Hornmann Bio183
New Black Art Table By Magnus183
The World Of Magic184
- S.A.M. Francis J. Werner184
- Society Of Detroit Magicians W.H. Domzalski184
- N.C.A. F.O.B.185
- Magical Notes And News Billy Russell185
- Conjurors' Club Of Boston A.J. Battle185
- Chicago Conjurers' Club Homar H. Woulffe186
- Magic News From Wheeling, W.Va. Paul R. Semple186
- Cincinnati Turkey Manipulators S.S. Henry187
- The Mystic Circle Of Boston H.C. Kleemann187
- Buffalo, N.Y., Notes J.P. Orison187
- Spot Lights From Hartford, Conn. Clarence T. Hubbard188
- Great Lakes Show Not Going On Tour188
- Russell's Night In Wonderland188
- The Indiana Magical Fraternity Raymond F. Amuso188
- Doings Of The Demon's Club Of Baltimore Robert W. Test189
- The Pittsburgh Association Of Magicians189
- Notes From Syracuse, N.Y. C. Roswell Glover189
Editor's Page190
Literature191
Beckoning Dates Your Way Clarence T. Hubbard191
Comedy Write-Ups By A Rube Augustus Rapp191
Eureka Coin Trick By F.W. Warren192
Memories Of Martinka's Little Back Shop By Henry R. Evans192
- Memories Continued193
An Improvement (?) On Rosencrances Rising Cards By Samuel Aronson194
The Samaaro Card Trick By Samuel Aaronson194
My Forty Weeks With Howard Thurston And The Interesting People I Have Met By Theo. Bamberg194
Up-To-Date Tricks By Walter B. Gibson195
- More Thimble Moves195
A More Unique Coincidence195
Uncle Feelix196
Allah (Allies) Flags Be Praised (Raised) Rosencrance196
Lessons In Hypnotism By Magnus Seacombe197
A Combination Using Prepared Tumblers By Victor D. Barloun197
Combinations With A Deck Of Cards By Lyle Douglas198
Elbow Palm By Clayton Rosencrance198

NO. 11: JANUARY 1919
201
Ohio Magicians203
Tips And Bits By O.T. Gylleck203
Comedy Writeups By A. Rube Augustus Rapp203
The World Of Magic204
- S.A.M. 204
- Thurston's Route204
- Society Of Detroit Magicians W.H. Domzalski204
- The Indiana Magical Fraternity Raymond F. Amuso205
- The Mystic Circle Of Boston H.C. Kleemann205
- Mystic Circle Night At Great Davis Show H.C. Kleemann205
- Spot Lights From Hartford, Conn. Clarence T. Hubbard206
- Chicago Conjurers' Club206
- Magic News From Wheeling, W.Va. Paul R. Semple206
- Notes From Syracuse, N.Y. C. Roswell Glover206
- Toledo Magicians' Club V.D. Barbour207
- The Pittsburgh Association Of Magicians207
- Camp Travis Notes Lyle Douglas207
- Conjurers' Club Of Boston A.J. Bottle208
- Canadian Conjurers' Club Charles Gordon208
- The Wizards' Club Of New York City, N.Y. Maurice Bliss208
My Five Years In American And Magical Enthusiasts I Have Met By Will Bland209
Marvel After Marvel At David P. Abbott's Home209
Editor's Page210
Literature211
Lessons In Hypnotism By Magnus Seacombe211
Tips And Bits By O.T. Gylleck211
The Magic Spell By Charles Necromancer Brush214
The Castle Of Cards By Andrew H. Berding214
What An Advocation Has Done For Me By Charles G. Gross215
Up-To-Date Tricks By Walter B. Gibson216
- Multiplying Billiard Balls216
- An Easy Color Change216
- The Slip Back216
Submarine Strafed By C.W. Rosencrance217
Magical Notes From The Southland A.B. Harrington217
Abbott's Wonders Witnessed218
The Kulture Kaiser Korn Cure Rosencrance218
Garvin Show at N.C.A. by J. Hugard219

NO. 12: FEBRUARY 1919
225
Hewitt Magnus Bio227
Lessons in Hypnotism By Magnus Seacombe227
From Cottrell's Magazine227
The World Of Magic228
- S.A.M.228
- Golden Gate S.A.M. Jesse A Mueller228
- Thurston's Route228
- N.C.A228
- Society Of Detroit Magicians W.H. Domzalski229
- Demons' Club Of Baltimore229
- Mystic Circle Of Boston H.C. Kleemann229
- Spot Lights From Hartford, Conn. Clarence T. Hubbard230
- Toledo Magicians' Club Victor D. Barbour230
- Chicago Notes231
- Chicago Conjurers'Club Homar H. Woulffe231
- Magic News From Wheeling, W.Va. Paul R. Semple231
Some Good Card Tricks By Walter B. Gibson232
The Roll Vanish By Walter B. Gibson232
Art By Gerard Gerard-Thiers233
The Pittsburgh Association Of Magicians233
Editors Page234
My Five Years In America And Magical Enthusiasts I Have Met By Will Bland234
Literature235
Up-To-Date Tricks By Walter B. Gibson236
- Latest Four Ace Trick236
Vanishing And Re-Appearing Lamp By C.C. Arras237
The New Ring On The String238
Your Show Your Best Ad Russell239
The Misdirection Drop Walter B. Gibson239
Tips And Bits By Olaf T. Gylleck239
Comedy Write-Ups By A. Rube Agustus Rapp240

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