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The Sphinx Volume 15 (Mar 1916 - Feb 1917)
by Albert M. Wilson


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The Sphinx Volume 15 (Mar 1916 - Feb 1917) by Albert M. Wilson
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NO. 1: MARCH 19161
Charles Neil Smith Bio3
The Value Of Patter By G.F. Schulte3
When The Magician Quit3
The World Of Magic4
- S.A.M. Francis J. Werner4
- Spot Lights From Hartford, Conn. Clarence T. Hubbard4
- Buffalo Notes Ladson Butler5
- Demons Of Baltimore Robert W. Test5
- Leipzig In Providence, R.I. C. Fischer6
- Society Of Detroit Magicians G. Warren Keane6
- Order Of The Magi Fred Measures6
- The Magicians' Club Of New York Louis Jaeger6
Antiquity Of The Word "Magician" By G.G. Laurens6
An Improved Handkerchief And Candle Trick Len Sewell7
Disintergration Of Life, Solids And Liquids By V. Dela Ronde Brown8
Amateur Department T.J. Crawford9
- Remember9
- Candle And Silk By Leroy Henderson9
- Water And Wine (You Can Drink It) By Chas. G. Shepherd9
- Obtaining Possession Of Card By Its Sound By Jesse A. Mueller9
Not An Ordinary Child9
Editor's Page10
De Land VS. S.A.M. Letters11
Questions And Answers12
A Perplexing Pipe Phantasm By Clarence T. Hubbard12
The Mystic Sandwich By Len J. Sewell13
A Surprise By Len J. Sewell13
Uncle Feelix's Correspondence Column Satire14
Home Made Hash By Edward P. Conran14
- A Pardonable Mistake14
- Hot Stuff14
Gylleck's Challange Tape Tie15
Magical Suggestions By Amuso15
An Effective Interlude By Christianer15
Enchanted Cone And Liquid By Elmer Gylleck15
A Motion To Postpone15

NO. 2: APRIL 191621
Thos. C. Worthington, Jr. Bio23
Fruit Transformation By Dr. E.G. Ervin23
The Difference Between A Trick And An Illusion By G.G. Laurens23
The World Of Magic24
- S.A.M. Francis J. Werner24
- Society Of Detroit Magicians By W.H. Domzalski24
- Spot Lights From Hartford Clarence T. Hubbard24
- Pacific Coast Society Of Magicians25
- Russell's Flood25
- Demons Of Baltimore Robert W. Test25
- New York News Items25
- News From Indianapolis Clarence Duckworth25
Good Tricks By Christianer26
- The Vanishing Coins26
The Multiplying Five By Amuso26
Conjuring With A Sand Frame By Clarence T. Hubbard26
Two Suggestions For A Match Box By Amuso26
A New Fish Bowl Table By Russell26
New York Magicans Club27
- The Handkerchief Frame By Louis Jaeger27
My Favorite Conjuring Books By Schulte27
And What Do You Think Of This?27
Broadway Chatter By One Of The Boys27
Amateur Department T.J. Crawford28
- For Beginners28
- A Unique Color Change By William F. Hanna28
- Card, Egg And Spirit Slate By T.C. Bonney28
- Coffee And Milk By L. Henderson28
Schulte's Patter For The Perfection Coffee, Milk And Sugar Trick29
Two Vanished Silks Produced From A Nest Of Three Envelopes29
The Red, White And Blue Forever29
Success At Last29
Beat Beaten29
Editor's Page30
Magic Vs. Spirits, Or Scientific Fun H. J. Burlingame31
Ball Pull31
A Magical Tip31
A Picturesque Billiard Ball Combination By Paul Lockwood32
Transposition Cards32
Box Escape Trick By Harold Rasmussen33
A Trick With Some Coins And A Piece Of String Ishii Black33
Reading The Hand33
Uncle Feelix's Correspondence Column34
Between Ourselves By Schulte34
Multiplying (Finger) Rings34
Bouquet From Card34
Restored (Torn) Card34
Odds & Ends By Len J. Sewell35
- Vice-Versa35

NO. 3: MAY 191641
The Die Box By Gibbs43
A Screen Used When Making Preparations For Palor Performances By R. Henderson43
Diminishing Half Dollar Clayton W. Rosencrance43
The World Of Magic44
- S.A.M. Francis J. Werner44
- Spot Lights From Hartford, Conn. Clarence T. Hubbard44
- R.I. Local Notes C. Foster Fenner44
- Pacific Coast Society Of Magicians H. Syril Dusenbery45
- That Robert Houdin Club Annual Dr. E. G. Ervin45
- Society Of Detroit Magicians W. H. Domzalski46
- Buffalo Notes Ladson Butler46
- Society Of Rochester Magicians F.G.M.46
- Magicians Club Of New York Louis Jaeger46
Magical Merriment By Schulte46
The Oldest Trick Of Which Records Exist Is Yet Performed This Day By G.G. Laurens47
The Magic Of Advertising By G.F. Schulte47
Magnus Coin Production By Hewitt Magnus47
Stanley Collins - His Tricks48
- The Magnetic Hat And Table48
A Haunted Cabinet By Russell48
The Ring And Wand By Amuso48
Good Tricks By Christianer49
- The Match Box And Smoke49
The Magnus Egg Production By Hewitt Magnus49
The Needle Trick By Russell Seaman49
Editor's Page50
J. P. Ornson Says50
Dr. Ellison says50
What Constitutes A Magician? By Floyd50
New Hat Loading Idea By Hewitt Magnus51
Improved Mind - Reading Stunt Edwardo51
Bobby's Babble By Robert H. Hegar51
Twin Appearing Billiard Balls By L. Cohen52
A Marvelous Addition I. Trudel52
Slate, Numbered Cards And Dictionary By Breaunt52
The Man Who Fails Poem52
Evolution Of The Candle And Handkerchief Trick F.W. Warren53
Efficiency Black Art Table By R.S. McKinney54
That Clock Of Mine By A. Kellar Goodwin55
Keep Off The Grass55
An Easy Made Apparatus for Glass Through Hat By Hewitt Magnus55

NO. 4: JUNE 191661
Harry Houdini Legalized His Name63
Card Cut In Half, Then Restored George A. Knabel63
The World Of Magic64
- S.A.M. Francis J. Werner64
- Annual Banquet S.A.M.64
- Pacific Coast Society Of Magicians H. Syril Dusenbery65
- Demons Of Baltimore Robert W. Test65
- Society Of Detroit Magicians W. H. Domzalski66
- Spot Lights From Hartford Clarence T. Hubbard66
- News And Notes Of Minneapolis, Minn. Preston Langley66
- Order Of The Magi Fred Measures66
- R.I. Local Of National Conjurers' Association66
- Buffalo Notes Ladson Butler67
Stanley Collins His Tricks68
- "Esscee" Pencil And Peg Trick68
A Good Binder For The Sphinx By Norman Cummins68
The Novel Card Change68
Paper Tearing Trick H.A. Brooks68
S.A.M. Banquet Picture69
Uncle Feelix's Correspondence Column69
Editor's Page70
- Editor's Page Continued71
Saram R. Ellison, M.D., Collection Additions72
Odds And Ends By Len Sewell73
- A Lightning Freak73
Opening Address Preston Langley73
The Traveling Confetti By Frederick F. Furman74
A Hungry Rabbit74
East Indian Yogi By Preston Langley74
Bobby's Babble By Robert H. Heger74
A Fable74
Paddles By F.W. Warren75
Water Bowl Production W.R. Walsh76
Improved Card Box By Wm. Resterer76
Canary Cage Transposition By Amuso76
Is Magic Dead? By David J. Lustig77
Good Tricks By Christianer77
- A New Card And Egg Trick77
Tell Me? Does It Pay- Preston Langley77
Watch The Watch By H. Syril Dusenbery78
Eggstra(ordinary) By Edward W. Puhl78
A Spirit Sack By Breaunt79
Langley's Soliloquies79
Worried? Poem79
The Value Of Perserverance By Schulte80
Line Logic By Henry Morgan80

NO. 5: JULY 191685
Theodore S. Blakesley, M.D. Bio87
Good Tricks By Christianer87
- A Good Combination87
Takes Expertness87
The World Of Magic88
- Frank Ducrot's Route88
- News From Minneapolis Henry Morgan88
- Society Of Detroit Magicians W.H. Domzalski88
- Pacific Coast Society Of Magicians H. Syril Dusenbery88
- Spot Lights From Hartford Clarence T. Hubbard89
- National Conjurers Association89
Bobby's Babble By Robert H. Heger89
Stanley Collins-His Tricks90
- The Majestic Card And Wand Trick90
The Houdini Library Oscar S. Teale90
- Houdini Library Continued91
A Barrel Illusion By Clarence T. Hubbard92
Magical Symbology - Modern Versus Ancient By G.G. Laurens92
Postscripts By Schulte93
Editor's Page94
- I May Be Wrong94
Let Us Be Useful Poem95
How Is This For The Twentieth Century?95
The New York Public Library95
Uncle Feelix Correspondence Column96
Card Locaters By H. Syril Dusenbery96
The Hindu Needle Trick, Using Different Colored Thread By Jesse A. Mueller97
Patterettes By Edwardo97
Magical Tips Russell98
A Borrowed Coin Is Changed Into A Chosen Card By Clayton W. Rosencrans99
Paragraphically Speaking By Schulte100
Passing Thoughts By Schulte100

NO. 6: AUGUST 1916105
E.G. Ervin, D.D.S. Bio107
Good Tricks By Christianer107
- An Impromtu Performance107
A Couple Of Suggestions By C.W. Stevenson107
The World Of Magic108
- S.A.M. Francis J. Werner108
- Local No. 2 Of The National Conjurers Association109
- Pacific Coast Society Of Magicians H. Syril Dusenbery109
- Society Of Detroit Magicians W.H. Domzalski109
- The Old Age Of Harry Kellar By Henry R. Evans110
- Harry Kellar Picture110
- Kellar Continued111
Stanley Collins - His Tricks112
- Two Methods For "Cone And Flowers" Trick112
Improved Glimpse By Edwardo112
Han Ping Chien By David P. Abbott113
Editor's Page114
- Among The Advertisers114
The New York Public Library115
Paragraphs From Schulte Scrap Book116
A Definition Of An Exposer By Robert S. Bullock115
Han Ping Chien Concluded116
What Would You Do? By Len J. Sewell115
Petersons and Morgan's Super Magic116
Hypnotic Blood Test By Edward W. Puhl117
The Mysterious Palaquin By Clarence T. Hubbard117
Ring On The Wand By Elmer Johnson117
Twentieth Century Handkerchier Trick - A New Method By Harry B. Lowe118
That Handkerchief And Candle Again Len J. Sewell118
A Neat Card Detection By Charles J. Jordan118
Spot Lights From Hartford Clarence T. Hubbard118
News From Baltimore Robert W. Test119

NO. 7: SEPTEMBER 1916125
Donald Holmes Bio127
The Stabbed Card Paul Blickendoerfer127
Superbo Card Trick By Glenn G. Gravatt127
The World Of Magic128
- Pacific Coast Society Of Magicians H. Syril Dusenbery128
- Society Of Detroit Magicians W. H. Domzalski128
- Spot Lights From Hartford Clarence T. Hubbard128
- The New York Public Library129
Good Tricks By Christianer129
- A Move With The Shell Coin129
A New Way To Do The Egg To Handkerchief Trick With A Real Egg By Daniel G. Wright129
Library Binders And Care Of Magazines By C.R. Mawe130
Ambition And Success By Schulte130
The Greatest Magician By Van K. Allison131
Just Tips Leslie P. Gestefeld131
Drop It (Poem) F.W. Warren131
Trucks F.W. Warren132
The Haunted Window, Or The Ghost House Breaunt133
Quibs And Quibbles Edwardo133
Editor's Page134
A Psalm Of Magic Poem134
The Card In The Nest Of Envelopes H. Syril Dusenbery135
A Card Location By LaVellma135
Uncle Feelix Correspondence Colum136
A Mirror Tube By Richard F. NcKinney136
Marked Glass Transportation By Morgan & Peterson137
The Legerdemaniacs By C.T. Jordan137
News From Advertisers138

NO. 8: OCTOBER 1916145
The Great Alexander Bio147
The Spirit Envelopes And Flying Cards By Dr. T.C. Bonney147
The Card From Pocket by Alfred Elting147
The World Of Magic148
- S.A.M. Francis J. Werner148
- Newton's Route148
- Society Of Detroit Magicians W.H. Domzalski148
- Rhode Island Society Of Magicians Banquet C. Foster Fenner149
- Order Of The Magi149
- Spot Lights From Hartford Clarence T. Hubbard150
- Chicago Conjuring Comments W.R. Walsh150
Color Combinations By John H. Percival151
Oriental Flag Trick By Lewis C. Duff151
One More Twentieth Century Effect By William R. Walsh151
The Black Art By Frederick J. Haskin152
The Ledgerdemaniacs By C.T. Jordan152
- Ledgerdemaniacs Continued153
Editor's Page154
- The Deadly Parallel154
From Elbow To Hand By Alfred Elting155
Stanley Collins - His Tricks156
- The Elusive Numbered Cubes156
Magical Mirth By G. F. Schulte157
Good Tricks By Christianer158
- The Traveling Cards158
Paterson & Morgan's Super-Magic No. 2158

NO. 9: NOVEMBER 1916165
Claude W. Pike Obit167
Thoughts Are Not Always Practical A. Kellar Goodwin167
The World Of Magic168
- Society Of Detroit Magicians W. H. Domzalski168
- Buffalo Notes Ladson Butler169
- Spotlights From Hartford Clarence T. Hubbard169
- Philadelphia Association Of Magicians Howard F. Kenna169
- Minneapolis Notes170
- Scotch Items Morgan & Peterson170
Just For Fun By Schulte170
Uncle Feelix Correspondence Column171
Magically Speaking By G.F. Schulte171
Stanley Collins - His tricks172
- The Filtering Ink Trick172
Vanishing Trick172
The Sphinx By Dr. T.C. Bonney172
De Vegas Spheres From Space173
The Egg And Glass Trick By Karel Sekavec173
A Novel Method Of Vanishing Full Pack By Morgan & Peterson173
Editor's Page174
An Experience In The East By Horace Goldin175
The Evolution Of The Peacock By Paul R. Rockwood176
A Flipping Substitution By Clayton W. Rosecrans176
Edwardo's Changing Card Easel177
Packing Case Mystery By J.E. Pierce177
A Magical Library By Louis F. Christianer178
T. Nelson Downs In Omaha178
For Magicians To Laugh Over by David J. Lonergan178

NO. 10: DECEMBER 1916185
A Happy Quartette187
- Mohomed Kahn187
- A.M. Wilson187
- W.J. Hilliar187
- C.W. Hardman187
New Method Of Producing Billiard Balls By Morgan & Peterson187
A Novel Card Discovery By H. Syril Dusenbery187
The World Of Magic188
- S.A.M. Francis J. Werner188
- Ray Newton's Route189
- National Conjurers Association189
- Spot Lights From Hartford Clarence T. Hubbard190
- San Francisco S.A.M. H. Syril Dusenbery190
- Philadelphia Association Of Magicians Howard F. Kenna190
- Buffalo Notes Ladson Butler190
- Society Of Detroit Magicians W.H. Domzalski191
- Notes from Columbus, O. Rogers D. Rusk191
Somebody Tells Somebody By G.F. Schulte191
A New Silk Production By W. B. Gibson191
Burned And Restored Ribbon By Harry A. Lee191
Stanley Collins - His Tricks192
- Confetti And Selected Handkerchief Transposition192
A Good Ring Trick By G.C. Browen193
Editor's Page194
An Instantaneous Coin Vanish By L. Cohen195
Memories Of Magic - A Christmas Fantasy By Henry Ridgely Evans196
Stop By Dr. T.C. Bonney197
Words Of A Wizard By Schulte197
A Little Stunt For A Hat Load Of Paper By H.M. Arrowsmith198

NO. 11: JANUARY 1917205
Guy M. Babst Bio207
The Note In The Pocket By H. Syril Dusenbery207
Continuation Of Billiard Ball Manipulation Without Shells Morgan & Peterson207
The World Of Magic208
- S.A.M. Francis J. Werner208
- Ray Newton Route208
- Society Of Detroit Magicians W.H. Domzalski208
- Spot Lights From Hartford Clarence T. Hubbard209
- Chicago Notes W. J. Hilliar209
- San Francisco Bay Cities Branch S.A.M. H. Syril Dusenbery209
- Yogi Club Reception To Francis J. Martinka C. Victor Dealy210
- Buffalo Notes Ladson Butler210
- Doings Of The Demons Of Baltimore Robert W. Test210
- Kodak City Notes Robert W. Hall210
- News From Scotland A.B. Harrington210
An Illusion211
The Rainbow Ribbon by Harold Fackler211
Rising Cards For Comedy Work By Leslie P. Gestefeld211
Stanley Collins - His tricks212
- A Combined Table Top And Servante212
Memory And Magic By Harry J. Podmore212
Uncle Feelix Correspondence Column213
A Fanciful Celebration (Poem) By Charles Neil Smith213
An Original Wrinkle In The Cigarette Vanish By Max Holden213
Editor's Page214
Ledgerdemain Logic By Schulte215
A Few Tips By Walter Gibson215
A New Effect With The Candle From The Pocket By Ladson Butler215
A Clever And Deceptive Card Trick By Dr. T.C. Bonney216
A Memory Of Signor Blitz216
The Wandering Aces By Paul R. Rockwood216
The Girl In The Blue Cloak By Glenn Gilmore Gravatt217
A Wrinkle By E. Ludeman218
The Misdirection Pass By Walter Gibson218

NO. 12: FEBRUARY 1917225
J. Clyde Cooper Bio227
Reflections By Schulte227
The World Of Magic228
- S.A.M. Francis J. Werner228
- News From New York Winfield E. Decker228
- Doings Of The Demons Of Baltimore Robert W. Test228
- Knotes From The Kodak City R.W. Hoel229
- Edward Reno's Route229
- Society Of Detroit Magicians W.H. Domzalski229
- Ray Newton's Route230
- Spot Lights From Hartford Clarence T. Hubbard230
- From Southland A.B. Harrington230
- Pittsburgh Association Of Magicians H. L. Becker231
- Golden Gate Assembly Of the S.A.M. H. Syril Dusenbery231
- Bloomsburg, Pa., Magical News Chas. A Gallon231
Dean's Dope By Hankie Dean231
A Transparent Trick By Elwin More231
Simple Methods For Working "Flag And Candle Trick" By G.C. Bowen231
A Glass Casket To Disappear Small Objects By Theodore Bamberg232
Rapid Change-Over With Thimble232
David Devant's Matinees At The Ambassadors Theatre Sidney Oldridge233
- Devant Continued234
The Value Of Skill By J.T. Crawford235
A Book Value Above Par By Clarence T. Hubbard235
An Amateur's Magical Note Book By Paul R. Rockwood235
The Invisible Table Pass By J.E. Walsh235
Editor's Page236
Grumpy Is Grouching Again236
From Ray Newton237
Your Choice by L. Cohen238
The Weaverton Benefit By C.T. Jordan239
- Weaverton Continued240
The Buoyancy And Cleaving Pack Of Cards By Clayton W. Rosencrance241
Three Card Monte Variation By H. Syril Dusenbery241
A Little Comedy Stunt With A Deck Of Cards E.M. Lipka241
Schulte Paragraphs242
A Paraphrase On Masons' "Loyalty."242

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