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VOLUME 27

NO. 1: MARCH 1928
A. M. Wilson, M. D.5
"Booth's Flying Matches"5
M.U.M. Edited by John Mulholland.6
Cincinnati Magicians' Club. By E. L. Dodson.8
Knights of Magic. Central Opera House. New York City. By Roger Gautier.8
Society of Osiris Magicians, Inc.9
The Harry Kellar Assembly of Magicins of Buffalo, N. Y. By Sigmar.9
Trouping Around in Magic. By Max Holden.9
Squawks. By William Frazee.10
Magic News From Many Lands. By Baffles.11
Annual Banquet of Newark, N. J.; Magicians' Club. By Clarence A. Smith.11
"Chicago Does it Again" By Dorny.12
Chats. By Kolar.12
Frederick Eugene Powell. Dean of American Magicians. Article 8, Page 1.13
Magic Periodocal History. By John Mulholland and Milton A. Bridges.15
Books of Yesterday. By Leo Rullman.15
Literature.16
- The New York Public Library Presents an Exhibition of Books and Prints Relating to Conjuring and Magic.17
The Advent and Brief History of Magic Fraternal Societies in the United States of America. By Oscar S. Teale.18
Editorial.20
Grant's Penetration String.22
Rosencrance Loading Method.22
The Amateur Department. Edited by Wm. Larsen, Jr. and T. Page Wrigth.23
- And in the Beginning.23
- Mumbo Jumbo and the Evil Eye. By F. G. Thayer.23
- Name a Number Please. By F. G. Thayer.24
- Three Cards on a Tray. By Matt Martin.24
- Paper Through Paper. By T. Page Wrigth.24
- A Novel Ball Stand. By Paul Erikson.25
- Presidential Possibilities. By T. Page Wright and William Larsen, Jr.26
- Thus Spake the Mountebank Concerning Certain Devilish Enchantments. By Wm. Larsen, Jr.26
- Department Comment by the Editors.27
The Stretching Cigarette. By Sid Lorraine.27
The Orderly Thirteen. By Willie Johnson.27
Magic. By T. Page Wright and Wm. Larsen Jr.28
- Sorcery of the Spirits.28
- A Spirit Camera.28
- A Miniature Crystal Gazing Act.29
- The Marble Test.30
- The Spirit of the Law.30
Eli's 96 Bottle and Wine Trick.32
One Dollar. By P. D. Wyman.32
My Billiard Ball Routine. By Charlton F. Chute.33
Another Coin Feat (?) By Dleisfone.33

NO. 2: APRIL 1928
E. Vaughn Klein, McDonald birch, Dr. C. W. Talbot.57
M.U.M. Edited by John Mulholland.58
News From Pittsfield Mass. By U. F. Grant.62
Knights of Magic. By Roger Gautier.62
Society of Osiris Magicians, Inc. By Thos. C. Worthington.63
Oakland Magic Circle. By R. S. Bailey.63
Ring and Ribbon. By Terhun.63
Trouping around in magic with Max Holden.64
Squawks. By William Frazee.65
Magic News From Many Lands. By Baffles.65
Magicians I Met; Things They Told Me; What I Noticed. By Max Holden.65
Frederick Eugene Powell. Dean of American Magicians.66
The Advent and Brief History of Magic Fraternal Societies in the United States of America. By Oscar S. Teale.68
Books of Yesterday. By Leo Rullman.69
Literature: Tarbell's System; The Outlook on Magic, No. 4; The Magic Circular; Edward Bagshawe's Magical Journal; Magic-Spaziani.70
Editorial.71
MAGIC. T. Page Wrigth and Wm. Larsen Jr.74
- Sharp Sorcery.74
- The Impressionable Knife.74
- The Ball on the Knife.74
- Restoring the Rope.75
- The Silken Dagger.75
- The Challenge Knife Penetration.76
The Amateur Department. Edited by Wm. Larsen, Jr., and T. Page Wright.78
- So Say the Editors.78
- On With the Show.78
- The Cards Transposed. By Eugene Laurant.78
- "Smoko" - As I Do It. By J. C. Walter.78
- A Thimble Penetration. By Floyd Tester.79
- A Card Rising Wand. By Ford I. Beebe, Jr.79
- Loaded Dice. By P. D. Wyman.79
- Interchange. By Lloyd R. Conrad.79
- Mr. Magic's Twin Girls. By Lloyd R. Conrad.79
- Wrapping the Silks. By T. Page Wright.80
- "You See It Is Empty" By Wm. Larsen, Jr.80
- And Before We Leave.80
The Five Super Magical Effects of 1928. By Max Holden.82
The True History of the Talking Teakettle. By David P. Abbott.82
Letter. By Al Baker.82
A Few Hints For Entertainers Of Children. By Max Holden.83
A Simple Rising Cigarette. Philip G. Johnson.83
Mint Magic. By Harry Hanaoka.83
Comedy Write-ups by a Rube. By F. A. Rapp.84
Booth's Magical Mysteries. The Sorceristis Cigaretts. By John Booth.84
New Handkerchief Effect and a New Fake. By Baffles.84
A Double-Lighting Match. By Don Foxe, Legerdemainiac.85
More Oriental Blah-Blah. By Wallace, the Magician.85
Wild Animals I Have Met. By William R. Simmons.86
To the Readers of "The Sphinx". By Floyd.87
In Praise of Exposing. By Wm. Larsen, Jr.87
Letter. By Henry Sara.88
The Paint Box Trick. By Terhun.88
A Pack O' Cards. By Harry Hanaoka.88
"Mystic Vase" By Arthur Polefsky.88

NO. 3: MAY 1928
T. Nelson Downs.109
M.U.M. Edited by John Mulholland.110
Knights of Magic. By Roger Gautier.114
Society of Osiris Magicians, Inc. By Thos C. Worthington.115
Demons Club of Baltimore Magicians. By R. W. Test.115
Meeting of Los Angeles Society of Magicians Tuesday Evening. By L. O. Gunn.115
Trouping around in magic with Max Holden.116
Magic Here and There. By Leslie P. Guest.117
Magic News From Many Lands. By Baffles.117
Frederick Eugene Powell. Dean of American Magicians.118
The Advent and Brief History of Magic Fraternal Societies in the United States of America. By Oscar S. Teale.120
Books of Yesterday. By Leo Rullman.122
Literature.122
Editorial.123
Chats. By Kolar.125
Charles Milton Chase.125
Namreh's "Potpourri" By Herman L. Weber.125
Patter for the Suspended Wand. By F. C. Haenchen.125
MAGIC. By T. Page Wright and Wm. Larsen Jr.126
- Mysteries of Exploration.126
- Travels Among the Eskimos.126
- The Brontosaurus Incubator.127
- Why Niagara Falls.127
- The Fig Leaf Box.128
- African Plumes.128
A Ghost of Houdini - Magician Produces Manifestations of Dead Wizard.129
The Amateur Department. Edited by Wm. Larsen, Jr., and T. Page Wright.130
- Meditations of the Editors.130
- Frazee's Ribbons Through Crown of Borrowed Hat. By William Frazee.130
- A Cut And Restored Cigarette. By Dr. E. G. Erwin.131
- The Turn Of The Four Aces. By C. Leslie Hunt.131
- Grant's English Walnuts. By U. F. Grant.131
- Cig-Get-O. By LuBrent.132
- The Linking Rings Mystery. By Grant Stuart.132
- Some Inexpensive Display Stands. By Charlton F. Chute.132
- Jump ! Thimble! By William Ball.133
- A Novel Cigar Vanisher. By Howard M. Bestul.133
- The Inseparable Aces. By Maurice Lenser.133
- Ten Pins On A Tray. By William P. Weber.134
- The Perfect Portrait. By T. Page Wright and Wm. Larsen, Jr.134
- Department Comment.134
The Silent Assistant. By Bert Douglas.135
The Art of Magic Making. By Henry Sara.137
News From Springfield, Massachusetts. By Alphonse Deleporte.138
Patter For The Pearls Of Persia. By U. F. Grant.138
Cigarette From Nowhere - Imported Method. By Tavia.
Easy Ring On Wand. By Harry Hanoka.
Tube Effect. By George Pfister.139
Interesting Extracts From "Trader Horn". By Ethelreda Lewis.140
"The Jey-en-bee Slate Mystery". By John Booth.140

NO. 4: JUNE 1928
Richard Cardini, Jr.161
Hays Halts Films Exposing Magic.161
Northeastern Ohio Magicians' Outing.161
M.U.M. Edited by John Mulholland.162
Knights of Magic. By Roger Gautier.166
The Demons' Club of Baltimore. By R. W. Test.167
The Los Angeles Society of Magicians. By T. W. McGrath.167
Oakland Magic Circle. By R. S. Bailey.167
Spotlight From Hartford. By Clarence T. Hubbard.167
1928 Route of Birch, Master of Illusions.168
Observations of Magic at George Heller's Party, June 5. By Max Holden.168
Dorney Honored.168
Magic News from Many Lands. By Baffles.168
Chats. By Kolar.169
A Closing Effect. By Arthur DeMello.169
Trouping around in magic with Max Holden.170
The Advent and Brief History of Magic Fraternal Societies in the United States of America. By Oscar S. Teale.172
Wheatley's Original Book Feat. By Al Wheatley.173
Frederick Eugene Powell. Dean of American Magicians. Reminiscences of a Magical Powell.174
Books of Yesterday. By Leo Rullman.175
Publications in Review. By Milton A. Bridges. The Magic Circular, Vol. 22 No. 252; Edward Bagshawe's Magical Journal, April-May 1928; The Magician Monthly, February 1928; The Magic Circular, Vol. 22 No. 254; Edward Bagshawe's Magical Journal, Vol. 1 No. 6; The Tarbell System, No. 51.176
Magic Periodical History. By John Mulholland and Milton A. Bridges.177
A Magician's Job No Sinecure. By Wallace, the Magician.177
MAGIC. By T. Page Wright and William Larson.178
- Mysteries of Printer's Ink.178
- Printing by Magic.178
- The Scrap Book.179
- Stock News.179
The Amateur Department. Edited by Wm. Larsen, Jr. and T. Page Wright.181
- So Say The Editors.181
- A Tube of Many Mysteries. By Dr. E. G. Ervin.181
- The Die and the Poker Chips. By Paul C. Krank.182
- A Water Transposition. By Charlton F. Chute.182
- A Novel Card Rising Stand. By George Pfister.182
- The Linking Rings. By P. D. Wyman.183
- Two Linking Ring Wrinkles. By Lloyd R. Conrad.183
- A Mirror Glass. By William Ball.183
- Rope Pillars. By John McDonald.184
- All Torn Up. By T. Page Wright and William Larsen, Jr.184
- Dial of Mystery. By Mihlon Clayton.185
- Tip-Hint. By Lu Brent and Skorko.186
- In Closing.186
Napkins and Balls, or the Invisible Transfer. By John Turner.186
Magic Here and There. By Leslie P. Guest.186
The Odd Card. By John Turner.187
Editorial.188
- Wilsonisms.189
Literature.190
Namreh's "Potpurri". By Herman L. Weber.190
The Prize Puzzle.191
A Novel Book Test. By Oswald Rae.191
The Scientific Cubes. By F. C. Haenchen.192
Convention Notes.192
The Creator of Black Art Magic. Max Auzinger.193

NO. 5: JULY 1928
Eugene Laurant.209
M.U.M. Edited by John Mulholland.210
A Story-Telling Soiree.210
Annual Banquet, Philadelphia Assembly No. 4, S.A.M. By James Shannon.210
Queen City Mysticisms. By John Braun.211
Society of Osiris Magicians Inc. By L. V. Lane.211
Notes From Newark. By James McKnight.211
Magic Here and There. By Leslie P. Guest.211
Magic News From Many Lands. By Baffles.212
Trouping around in magic with Max Holden.212
Lamentations of a "Has-Been". By Grant Stuart.213
Australian Society of Magicians' Official Bulletin.213
Wonder Night.214
Chemical Magic. How To Make Flash-Paper.214
"Mystic Twelve," Glasgow Scotland. By Brother Duncan Johnstone.214
Magical News from New Zealand. By Ralph C. Dixon.215
Scraps from Scotland.216
Scottish Conjurer's Association. By James B. Findlay.216
Oakland Magic Circle. By R. S. Bailey.216
Namreh's "Potpourri" By Herman L. Weber.217
Publications in Review. By Milton A. Bridges: The Magic Wand, Vol. 17 No. 138.218
Books of Yesterday. By Leo Rullman.219
A Little Article Regarding "Copped" Material. By Annemann.219
Magic Periodical History. By John Mulholland and Milton A. Bridges.220
Literature.220
Editorial.221
Worth While Wrinkles. By John Booth.221
Frederick Eugene Powell. Dean of American Magicians.222
MAGIC. By T. Page Wright and William Larsen.224
- Mysteries of Money.224
- Silver Through Brass.224
- The Coin Card Location.224
- The W. L. Coin Pass.225
- The Cut Bill.225
- Cashing a Check.225
- The Alchemist.226
"Booth's Jolly Jumbo Card Trick". By John Booth.227
The Amateur Department. Edited by Wm. Larsen and T. Page Wright.228
- So Say the Editors.228
- Announcing the Winner of the Linking Ring Contest.228
- Is This A Dagger That I See Before Me? By Paul C. Krank.228
- Spot Monte. By Paul Erikson.229
- The Audience-Examined Built-Up Production Box. By Charlton F. Chute.229
- Ideas. By P. d. Wyman.230
- Silk-Get-O. By Lu Brent and Skorko.230
- Addition. By Eddie Clever.230
- Compound Colors. By W. P. Thomas.231
- The Captive Ring. By James Stewart.231
- "My" Linking Ring Routine. By Ford Beebe, Jr.231
- Cig-O-Silk. By John W. Mac Donald.232
- The Silk In the Tumbler. By Floyd Tester.232
- The Fussy Shopper. By T. Page Wright and William Larsen, Jr.232
- In Closing.233
"Mephisto's Card Relocation". By John Booth.233
"The Jokers Count". By John Booth.234
"Booth's Good Night Mystery". By John Booth.234

NO. 6: AUGUST 1928
Biographical Sketch of Milton A. Bridges, M. D.249
M.U.M. Edited by John Mulholland.250
Cincinnati Magicians Club.251
Magic Here and There. By Leslie P. Guest.251
Magic News From Many Lands. By Baffles.252
Knights of Magic. By Roger Gautier.252
Publications in Review. By Milton A. Bridges: Houdini - His Life Story, by Harold Kellock; Magic (Spaziani), August-September 1928; The Tarbell System Lesson No. 52; The L. W. Pocket and Parlor Mysteries, by T. Page Wright and William Larsen; Thayer's Magic Catalogue, No. 7.253
Magic Periodical History. By John Mulholland and Milton A. Bridges.254
Wizo-Washo.254
Books of Yesterday. By Leo Rullman.254
Dr. M. A. Bridges Shows $25,000 Magic Library.255
Editorial.256
- Wilsonisms.256
- Dr. A. M. Wilson.256
- Personal Mention.257
- Important Addenda to "The Advent and Brief History of Magic Fraternal Societies". By Oscar S. Teale.257
Prestidigitatorial Psychology. By Oscar S. Teale.258
"Me and my Shadow". By Nelson C. Hahne.261
Kink on the Spread Card Trick. By Harry A. Hanaoka.262
MAGIC. By T. Page Wright and William Larsen.263
- The Baffling Bottles.263
- The Production of a Bottle.263
- The Leaping Bottle.264
- With a Thermos Bottle.264
- Bottle Through Board.265
- The Sympathetic Sail.266
Back in Magic again after fifteen years. By Fred T. Singleton.267
Affinities. By F. C. Haenchen.268
The Amateur Department. Edited by Wm. Larsen and T. Page Wright.269
- Meditations of the Editors.269
- Concerning the Linking Ring Contest.269
- My Original Method for Getting Possession of the Key Ring. By Verweij Meenderink.269
- The Linking Rings. By Dleisfen.270
- Hindu Rings. By Henry Haldane.270
- An Idea - For the Linking Rings. By Lu Brent.270
- The Angel. By J. Verweij Meenderink.271
- A Spirit Slate Routine. By Eddie Clever (The Gay Mystifier).271
- Concerning Rings. By Clifford Jurgensen.271
- A Wring Wrinkle. By Carlton King, the English Magician.271
- A Silk Adventure. By J. C. Walter.272
- "John Brown - Lie Down". By E. P. Conran.272
- The Mystic Silk. By J. W. Lawton.272
- My Spelling Bee. By Arthur Demello.273
- The Magic Iceman. By Mihlon Clayton.273
- The Rajah's Jewell. By Eddie Clever.274
- The Spectrum Color Change. By Charlton F. Chute.274
- Contributors' Addresses.275
- Closing Comment.275
The Transposed Silks. By Will Blyth.275
Letter. By David Bamber and John Speer.276
Stunts of Strength. By Dazzello.278

NO. 7: SEPTEMBER 1928
U. F. Grant.297
Simon Cottlow Dies.297
M.U.M. Edited by John Mulholland.298
George Washington Heller.298
News from an S.A.M. Member in Australia. By W. S. White.298
Chicago Assembly No 3. By Kolar299
Philadelphia Assembly No. 4. By Doc Endlich.299
Queen City Mysticisms, Assembly No. 11. By John Braun.300
The Magicians' Club. By John L. Crosbie.300
Thurston Opens the Season.301
Thurston the Magician's Route.302
Cincinnati Magicians' Club.302
Squawks. By William Frazee.302
Trouping Around in Magic. By Max Holden.302
Cercle Magique of Nasville. By T. J. Crawford.303
Annual Picnic of the Los Angeles Society of Magicians. By Frank Fewins.303
Magic News from Many Lands. By Baffles.304
Betty Jane Kolar.304
The Gay Deceiver. By Wright and Larsen.305
Books of Yesterday. By Leo Rullman.305
Publications in Review. By Milton A. Bridges: History of Conjuring and Magic, Henry Ridgely Evans; The Magician Monthly.306
Prestidigitatorial Psychology. By Oscar S. Teale.307
Magical Tricks. By U. F. Grant.310
- Grant's Card and Dictionary Test.310
- Grant's Sucker Vanish.310
MAGIC. By T. Page Wright and William Larsen.311
- Subtle Silken Sorceries.311
- A Series of Surprises.311
- Colorful Words.312
- Take Your Choice.312
- The Wardrobe of Helen of Troy.313
- Super-Shooting.314
- The Silk Eater.314
Magic Periodical History. By John Mulholland and Milton A. Bridges.315
The Amateur Department. Edited by Wm. Larsen and T. Page Wright.316
- On Getting Out of Things. By Adam Hull Shirk.316
- Some Subtle Card Moves. By F. G. Thayer: The Blunder Pass; A Subtle Palm.316
- A Home-Made Sympathetic Silk Stand. By Robert E. Evans.317
- Liquid Change. By Carlton King.317
- The Tea Leaf Mystery. By John Booth.318
- A Simplified Ball and Cone Deception. By Charlton F. Chute.318
- A Card in Lemon Mystery. By William R. Cliff.318
- The Boston Bean Trick. By Mark R. Oro.319
- One More Four Ace Trick. By Lu Brent and Skorko.319
- The Test Card Vanish. By Harry Hanaoka.320
- Production. By William Ball.320
- Mysto Money. By Thos. H. Waite.321
- The Peculiar Paper Knife. By Larsen and Wright.321
- Contributors' Addresses.322
- Important Announcements.322
- Correction.322
- In Closing.322
"The Accumulating Luckies". By Nelson C. Hahne.322
The Mesmerized Clock. By Charles T. Jordan.323
The Vanishing Coin. By Charles T. Jordan.323
Editorial.324
Namreh's "Potpourri". By Herman L. Weber.326
Chats. By Kolar.327
Grant's New Use For The Money Machine.327
My Theory of Program Building. By Herman L. Weber.328
Back in Magic Again After Fifteen Years. By Fred T. Singleton.330
Audiences. By Wallace, the Magician.331
Little Journeys to the Homes of Magicians. By Grant Stuart.322

NO. 8: OCTOBER 1928
Foster Lardner.349
M.U.M. Edited by John Mulholland.350
The Society of American Magicians. Parent Assembly. By Richard Van Dien.350
A Letter from the First Vice-President of the National Council, Society of American Magicians. By Harlan Tarbell.352
To Assemblies and Councilmen. By Royal L. Vilas.353
Chicago Assembly No. 3.353
Philadelphia Assembly, No. 4. By Doc Endlich.354
Boston Assembly, No. 9.354
Queen City Mystics Assembly No. 11. By John Braun.354
The Society of American Magicians Central City Assembly No. 14. By Clarence M. Richter.355
New Haven Magical Society, Assembly No. 15.355
"Pittsburgh Assembly No. 18". By Jean G. Foley.355
Demon Club. By Earle G. Heyl.355
Knights of Magic. By Roger Gautier.356
Trouping around in magic with Max Holden.356
Magic News From Many Lands. By Baffles.357
News From Pittsfield, Mass. By U. F. Grant.357
Society of Osiris, Magicians, Inc. By Louis V. Lane.358
Route of Loring Campbell.358
Scottish Conjurors' Association.358
Scraps from Scotland.358
Squawks. By William Frazee.358
Publications in Review. By Milton A. Bridges: The L. W. Mysteries for Children, by William Larsen and T. Page Wright; The Tarbell System, No. 53; The Book of Exquisite Conjuring; Leat's Leaflet No. 18; Magic Patents, by James C. Wobensmith; A Transmitter for Telepathists; The Magician's Monthly, Vol. 24 No. 8; New Magic, by Bagshawe; Bagshawe's Magical Journal, Vol. 2 No. 1; Magic For Ministers, by "Vooheers"; The Magic Circular, Vol. 22 No. 256; "Whims, Wiles, Wizardry", by Wizard Watson.359
Magic Periodical History. By John Mulholland and Milton A. Bridges.360
Books of Yesterday. By Leo Rullman.361
MAGIC. By T. Page Wright and William Larsen.362
- Bewilderments with Blocks.362
- Blocking the Silk.362
- The Delusive Block.362
- A Problem in Parking.363
- A Puzzle in Penetrability.363
- Leopard!364
- Block or Orange?365
- A Block Impossibility.366
The I.B.M. Is Not On Trial. By Felix Bleh.366
No Title At All. By Annemann.367
The Amateur Department. Edited by William Larsen and T. Page Wright.368
- Meditations of the Editors.368
- Walking Through A Rope. By William Ball.368
- A Subtle Card Change. By F. G. Thayer.370
- A Spectacular Silk Knotting. By Jimmy Bolton.370
- The Emperor's Mat. By Nelson Hahne.370
- The Psychic Poker Chip. By Nelson C. Hahne.371
- Dark Shadows. By Howard Savage.371
- The Master Mathematician. By G. Kosky.371
- Crayola Clairvoyance. By Vernon T. Mitchell.372
- As I Would Do Professor Hoffmann's Cards From Pocket. By Maurice Lenser.372
- Poker Chip Hints. By Baffles.372
- An Adaption for the Knight's Tour. By Grant Stuart.373
- The Poker Playing Magician. By Baffles.373
- Contributor's Addresses.373
- Closing Comment.373
Editorial.374
Grant's New Method Cake in the Hat.374
Now Let me Tell One.375
The Society of American Magicians Incorporated Houdini Hospital Benefit Fund.375
Magical Tricks. By U. F. Grant.377
- Grant's Tray of Diamonds.377
- Grant's Dinner Table Magic.377
- Grant's Penetration Silk.377
- Grant's Watch Trick.377
Cigarette and Card. By Oswald Rae.378
The Duplex Card System. By Dr. H. W. Burger.378
A Novel Throwout. By Baffles.378
Namreh's "Potpourri". By Herman L. Weber. The Swastika Dove Box.379
"The Devil's Dictionary". By John Booth.379
Magical Delicacies. "Cigarettes of Sata" by John Booth.380
Here is a Trick for the Parlor Magician. By James S. Johnston.380
Chats. By Kolar.381
The Book-Lover Supreme.381
With the English Magis. By Sid Lorraine.381
Jack McMillan Glass of Water Production. By Baffles.382
Brothers We Do Not Know. By Harry Leat.383
A Radio Publicity Feat. By Annemann.383
S. S. Henry and Company.383
Kayno. By Baffles.383
Selected Card Caught At Finger Tips. By Harry Hanaoka.384
An Easy Card Change. By Harry Hanoaka.384
The Bewitched Umbrella. By Charles T. Jordan.384

NO. 9: NOVEMBER 1928
Praise from an Admirer in Great Britain.401
Tricking the Trickster.401
M.U.M. Edited by John Mulholland.402
The Society of American Magicians. Parent Assembly. By Richard Van Dien.402
Parent Assembly, Society of American Magicians - Winter Program.402
Distinguished Parent Assembly Visitors. By Bernard M. L. Ernst.403
John Mulholland Welcomed Home. By Bernard M. L. Ernst.403
For M.U.M. By William Meyenberg.403
Golden Gate Assembly No. 2. By Dr. Geo. T. Compton.403
Chicago Society, No. 3. By T. A. Gylleck.404
Philadelphia Assembly, No. 4. By Doc Endlich.404
Queen City Mystics, Assembly No. 11. By John Braun.404
Worcester Assembly No. 16. By Williard S. Smith.404
Cincinnati Magicians' Club. By E. L. Dodson.405
Central City Assembly No. 14. By Clarence M. Richter.405
Knights of Magic. By Roger Gautier.406
Atlanta Society of Magicians. By A. G. DeVaughn.406
Demons' Club. By Earle G. Heyl.406
Society of Osiris, Magicians Inc. By Louis V. Lane.407
Trouping Around in Magic with Max Holden.407
The Magicians' Club, National Hotel, London. By John L. Crosbie.408
Scottish Conjurers' Association. By James B. Findlay.408
Literature.408
Publications in Review. By Milton A. Bridges: Fun With Paper Folding, by Francis J. Rigley; Kroeger's List of Secrets, No. 4; Laughter and Legerdemain, by Frederick Clupitt; Card Tricks you will do, by W. S. Steele; The Magic Circular, Vol. 23 No. 257; The Zodiac; The Magician's Monthly, Vol. 24 No. 9; Tarbell System No. 54; The L. W. Mindreading Mysteries; The Magic Wand, Vol. 17 No. 139.409
Magic Periodical History. By John Mulholland and Milton A. Bridges.410
Books of Yesterday. By Leo Rullman.411
Grant's Thumb Trick.411
The Protean Silks. By Adam Hull Shirk.412
The Man With the "Jacks".412
"Booth's Utility Envelope". By John Booth.412
Magic News From Many Lands. By Baffles.413
Two Production Tricks. By Will Goldston.414
Chats. By Kolar.414
Squawks. By William Frazee.415
Namreh's "Potpourri" By Herman L. Weber: The Protean Artist.415
Albee Theatre, Providence, R. I.416
Out of the Dragon's Mouth.417
Grant's Dinner Table Magic.417
Our Princess Jane. By Albert Zolo.417
Old World Wizards and Wizardry. By John Mulholland.418
A Magician While You Wait. By U. F. Grant.419
The Amateur Department. Edited by William Larsen and T. Page Wright.420
- Meditations of the Editors.420
- Jap O Lantern. By Howard Savage.420
- The Stuart Twist. By Grant Stuart.421
- A Cut Ribbon. By Howard Savage.421
- The Spirit Poker Chips. By Ferdinand L. Holly.421
- The Photographic Poker Chip. By William P. Weber.422
- The Patriotic Poker Chips. By Nelson C. Hahne.422
- The Poker Chip of Chamelio. By Nelson C. Hahne.422
- The Haunted Chips of En Hah. By Nelson C. Hahne.423
- A Tri-Color Mystery. By Carlton King.423
- Naming the Chip. By Ferdinand L. Holly.424
- Anent Poker Chips. By Harry Hanaoka.424
- Booth's Spirit Silk. By John Booth.424
- Departed Spirits. By James S. Johnston.425
- A New Linking Ring Design. By James S. Johnston.425
- The "King" Sunspot Table. By Carlton King.425
- The Permanent Rising Card. By Gerald L. Kaufman.425
- Cigar-ette. By Kenneth Kline.425
- Catching the Coin. By William Ball.426
- Seeing is Believing. By Clayton W. Rosencrance.426
- Contributors' Addresses.426
- Closing Comment.426
The Witch-Doctor. By Frank C. Caton.426
MAGIC. T. Page Wright and William Larsen.428
- Spectacular Card Sorcery.428
- The Confetti Card.428
- The Influence of Uncle Pettijohn.429
- The Lay of the Dolorous Knight.429
- Love Laughs.430
- A Problem in Transportation.431
Editorial.431
An Open Letter to Mr. Walter Gibson and the Society of American Magicians. From William Larsen.433
Grant's Goat Trick.433

NO. 10: DECEMBER 1928
Birch.453
M.U.M. Edited by John Mulholland.454
The Society of American Magicians. (Parent Assembly) By R. Van Dien.454
Ladies' Night Entertainment.454
Parent Assembly Book Night.455
Hays Bars Magic Expose.455
"Popular Science" Exposure Nipped in the Bud By Committee on Exposures of Parent Assembly. By I. I. Altman.455
Thurston Changing His Booklet as Suggested by Committee on Exposures.456
Central City Assembly No. 14. By Clarence M. Richter.456
Doings from Cleveland. By Harry Hunsinger.456
Pittsburgh Assembly No. 18. By Jean G. Foley.457
How Good Is Your Memory?457
Magicians' Magic Mystifies Mind.457
Atlanta Society of Magicians. By A. G. De Vaughn.458
News from Pittsfield, Mass. By U. F. Grant.458
Cercle Magique of Nashville. By T. J. Crawford.458
Let's Be Different. By Anneman.458
Dr. A. M. Wilson and W. W. Durbin Honored at "Lucky Ring" 13, I.B.M. Frolic. By Schreck.459
The Los Angeles Society of Magicians. By T. W. McGrath.459
Trouping around in magic with Max Holden.460
Veteran Wizards in Reunion After Score of Years.460
Magigrams. By Dorny.461
Squawks. By William Frazee.461
Magic News From Many Lands. By Baffles.462
With The English Magis. By Sid Lorraine.462
A Trained Pack. By Baffles.463
Magic Periodical History. By John Mulholland and Milton A. Bridges.464
Publications in Review. By Milton A. Bridges: Effective Answers to Questions, by R. Alan Nelson; Miscellaneous Manipulations and Effects, by De Vega; The Conjuror in Church, by Rev. T. V. Voorhees.464
Books of Yesterday. By Leo Rullman.465
Chats. By Kolar.465
Tricks for Toddlers. By Will Goldston.466
Annemann's Book Test.466
An Egg and a Glass. By W. O. Turner.466
Editorial.467
Professor John Hart Passes On. Courtesy of Charles Hook.469
"A Super Mystery". By A. N. Ross.469
An Old Trick Improved. By Gerber, the Magician.469
A Sucker Card Gag. By Harry Hanaoka.469
MAGIC. By T. Page Wright and William Larsen.470
- Flash Magic.470
- The Clash of Symbols.470
- Two Holes in a Hat.471
- An Impromptu Opener.471
- A Vase of Roses.471
- The Maypole.472
- The Swagger Silks.473
The Amateur Department. Edited by William Larsen and T. Page Wright.474
- Meditations of the Editors.474
- The Fidgety Poker Chips. By Nelson C. Hahne.474
- A Chipsy Love Story. By Howard Savage.475
- Prophecy. By Howard Savage.475
- Automatic Poker. Let the Chips Fall Where They May! By Leslie P. Guest.475
- Poker Chip Manipulation. By V. Verweij Meenderink: I. General Remarks; II. General Presentation; III. Poker Chip Manipulations, Combination 1, With Unprepared Chips; The Whole Act.476
- A Chip Transposition. By Harry Hanaoka.478
- The Monocle and Poker Chip. By Joe Berg.478
- The Mind-Reader and Two Poker Chips. By Neslon C. Hahne.478
- Penetration. By Howard Savage.479
- Berg's Poker Chip Effect.479
- The Sinking Chip. By Howard Savage.479
- A Lesson in Thrift. By Grant Stuart.480
- An Original Poker Chip Experiment. By Albert Zolo.480
- Chipso. By Delmas W. Jenkins.480
- A Color Changing Poker Chip. By Clayton W. Rosencrantz.481
- With A String And A Poker Chip. By Clayton W. Rosencrantz.481
- "A Program of Poker Chip Perplexities". By John Booth.481
- With A Poker Chip. By Nelson C. Hahne.482
- Contributors' Addresses.482
- Closing Comments.482
Magical Tricks. By U. F. Grant.483
- Grant's No Practice Mind Act.483
- A Magic Act. By U. F. Grant.483
Card Transposition from Pack to Sealed Envelope. By G. V. Holland.483

NO. 11: JANUARY 1929
Al Baker.501
M.U.M. Edited by John Mulholland.502
- The Society of American Magicians. (Parent Assembly) By R. Van Dien.502
- Mathematical And Mental Night Parent Assembly.502
- Chicago Society No. 3. By E. A. Gylleck.503
- Philadelphia Assembly No. 4. By Doc Endlich.503
- Boston Assembly No. 9. By Clifford Hard.504
- Doings from Cleveland No. 10. By Harry Hunsinger.504
- Queen City Mystics Assembly No. 11. By John Braun.504
- Pittsburgh Assembly No. 18.505
Notes from Newark.505
Atlanta Society of Magicians.505
Knights of Magic. By Roger Gautier.506
Demons' Club. By Earle G. Heyl.506
Society of Osiris Magicians Inc. By Louis V. Lane.507
Cincinnati Magicians' Club. By E. L. Dodson.507
Magic News from Many Lands. By Baffles.507
Trouping around in magic with Max Holden.508
"Cards and Cigar Box". By Eugene Parshall.508
Twin City Notes. S. L. Poziski.509
"What Happened to John L. Sullivan in Cabinet of Kellar, The Magician"509
Magicians of India Unmasked. By I. I. Altman.509
Squawks. By William Frazee.510
Chats. By Kolar.510
Australian Magicians' Association. By Charles Wicks.511
Hungarian Amateur Magicians.511
Magic Periodical History. By John Mulholland and Milton A. Bridges.512
Publications in Review. By Milton A. Bridges: The Magic Wand Vol. 17 No. 140; Tarbell System No. 57; The Magic Circular, Vol. 23 No. 259; Binders for "The Sphinx"; Frank Lane's Book of Patter; The New York Public Library Reports, by H. M. Lydenberg.512
Books of Yesterday. By Leo Rullman.513
Old World Wizards and Wizardry. Part 2. By John Mulholland.514
Editorial.515
Keep Magic Clean. By Grant Stuart.517
Bridge Tragedy. By Harry Hanaoka.517
A Coin Vanish. By Fred H. Roberts.519
Out of the Dragon's Mouth.520
Improving the Production Trick. By Leon J. Israilevich.520
Card Rising Through Handkerchief. By Baffles.521
Al Baker Handkerchief Trick.521
Subtle Detection. By Ross.521
5c And 10c Magic. By Kenneth Kline.521
A Monster Master Mysterious Mystery. By Annemann.521
Silks to Flag. By J. Turner.522
Skeels' 9 Card Trick. By Dr. W. B. Skeels.522
"Wonder Wando" By John Booth.522
Magical Reminiscences of the Los Angeles Society of Magicians. By Frank Fewins: "A Miracle of Modern Magic" or a New Version of the Wine and Water Trick.523
The Winged Coin. By Harry Hanaoka.523
Test of the Mentalist E. De Rubini.524
The Mind Reading Joker. By Harry Hanaoka.525
Magical Tricks. By U. F. Grant.525
- The Triple Bill Mystery.525
- The Poor Carpet of Bagdad.525
Magical Delicacies. By Booth. Selected Cards Found Between Two Nailed Boards.526
One More Rising Card Trick. By Harry Hanaoka.526
The Evolution of Levitation. By Oscar S. Teale.527
Mysteries with a Dollar Bill. By U. F. Grant.529

NO. 12: FEBRUARY 1929
Henry Llewellyn.549
M.U.M. Edited by John Mulholland.550
Society of American Magicians. (Parent Assembly) By Richard Van Dien.550
Second Ladies' Night.551
Popular Mechanics Editor Tears Up Expose Manuscripts. By I. I. Altman.551
Editor of the Decatur, Ill. Herald Sees Light Of Day. By I. I. Altman.552
Extract from a Letter sent to M. R. Van Dien. Assembly No. 1.552
Golden Gate Assembly No. 2. By Dr. Geo. T. Compton.552
Chicago Assembly No. 3.552
Philadelphia Assembly No. 4. By Doc Endlich.553
Boston Assembly No. 9. By Leland C. Wyman.553
Doings from Cleveland Assembly No. 10. By Harry Hunsinger.554
Central City Assembly No. 14. By Clarence M. Richter.554
New Haven Magis Society Assembly No. 15. By Royal L. Vilas.554
Worcester Assembly No. 16. Millard S. Smith.554
Pittsburgh Assembly No. 18 Notes. By Jean G. Foley.555
Demons' Club. By Earle G. Heyl.555
The Knights of Magic. By Roger Gautier.555
Hollywood Mystic No. 27.555
Route of Loring Campbell.556
Magic News from Many Lands. By Baffles.556
Trouping around in magic with Max Holden.556
Squawks. By William Frazee.557
Evolution of Levitation. By Oscar S. Teale.558
Books of Yesterday. By Leo Rullman.560
Publications in Review. By Milton A. Bridges: Cigarette Magic and Manipulation, by Devil Deveen; Vaudeville Mind Reading, by David J. Lustig; Westminster Wizardy, by Frederick Montague; Sub Rosa, by Oswald Rae; The Magician, December 1928.560
Chats. By Kolar.561
Out of the Dragon's Mouth.561
A Few Patter-Ettes.561
Atlanta Society of Magicians. By A. G. DeVaughn.562
Magic in San Francisco. By Farrance.562
Notes from Newark. By James McKnight.562
Twin City Notes, Society of Twin City Magicians. By S. L. Poziski.562
Cercle Magique of Nashville. By T. J. Crawford.563
The Los Angeles Society of Magicians. By T. W. McGrath.563
Card and Ribbon. By Harry Hanaoka.564
Cards from Spain. By Dazzello.564
Little Journeys to the Homes of Magicians. By Grant Stuart.564
Vanished. By U. F. Grant.565
The Patented Rubber Box. By U. F. Grant.565
The Simplicity Rising Cards. By Fred H. Roberts.565
Misdirection. By John Mulholland.566
From Department of Advertising And Publicity.567
When Do We Eat? By Wallace, the Magician.567
Editorial.568
Magic's Deadly Enemy. By David Bamberg.570
"Easy Transposition". By Mystic Eugene Parshall.571
A Comedy Card Stabbing. By Harry Hanaoka.571
A Production. By U. F. Grant.571
MAGIC. By T. Page Wright and William Larsen.572
- A Complete Club Act.572
- A Rose by Any Other Name.572
- A Confetti Penetration.572
- Popular Fiction.573
- Three Small Black Hats.574
- An Ace Relocation.574
- The Letter Box.575
- Something From Nothing.575
The Amateur Department. Edited by William Larsen and T. Page Wright.576
- Meditations of the Editors.576
- Some Modern Coin Manipulations. By T. Nelson Downs: A Unique Coin Production; A Simple Change-Over; A Six-Coin Routine.576
- A Spelling Variation. By Commander Charles Churchill Slayton.577
- The X-Ray Vision. By Jack McMillen.577
- Magic For Children. By Charles Waller.578
- A Rope Repaired. By S. H. Sharpe.579
- The Blindfolded Cigarette Test. By Lu Brent and Skorko.579
- Find the Lady Pack. By Charles E. Gartside.579
- Booth's Traveling Card Mystery. By John Booth.579
- The Mad Comb. By Sid Lorraine.580
- The Supreme Card Test. By Gerald Lynton Kaufman.580
- The Invisible Pencil. By N. B. Houghton.580
- Closing Comment.581

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