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the performer simply employs a confederate. a glass. 2. and do nothing at all for number three. FULLY EXPOSED AND LAID BAER To Determine the Article Selected by the Company. performer places three articles in a row upon the table. Ho As. keep his hand on his watchchain for number two. the Performer Being Absent from the room at the Time of the Selection. Thus. agreeing with him beforehand upon signs and signals to denote the numbers 1. in his absence. a decanter. the glass . For example. Pretending to examine the articles from various points of view. and 3. which of the articles he shall touch on his return. In order to accomplish this mystery. then requests the company to determine among themscItcs. counting always from the performer's left hand. and after an apparent men- — tal calculation. the confederate is to pass his hand through his hair for number one. for instance. the decanter is number one. and a plate. The effect of this trick The upon the uninitiated is little short of marvelous. He leaves the room and is recalled when the decision is made.THE BLACK AUT. Let it be understood that the articles are to be known by numbers. the conjuror points out the article selected by the company.
Care should be taken after the tumbler is in the lap to place the legs in such a fashion that the glass may slide gradually toward the ankles. who. and drop the tumbler into your lap quickly returning the paper to the centre of the table. The operator is recalled.— This trick is very effective. remains with the company. The articles being in position. Sit on a chair behind the tahle^ keeping tho audience in front of it. and the plate number three. Take an ordinary tumbler and a newspaper. varying the effect by requesting the company to place the articles in any other position they please. and you will appear to have positively knocked the tumbler through the solid table. and. The confederate.6 THS BLACK AET FULLY EXPOSED. pressing the paper closely round. in the course of his examination or calculation. select tho wine-glass. to prevent suspicion of the fact that the form of — . hold Reform with one hand. the operator and his confederate always remembering to count from the left hand. with his hand on his watch-chain. takes an opportunity of stealing a glance at the confederate. who. we will suppose. of course. at the same moment drop the tumbler from the lap to the floor. and calculated to excite an immense amount of curiosity and surprise. Place the tumbler on the table and cover it with the newspaper. and strike a heavy blow upon it with the other. also taken to smooth out the paper after the blow has been struck. so that it gradually hecoiiie^ fashioned Then draw the paper to the edge to the form of the glass. The operator may then repeat the performance. To Knock a Tumbler Through a Table. the operator leaves the room. number two. signifies number two (the glass) to be the article selected. of the table. the stiffness of the paper will still preserve the form of the tumbler. so that the fall may not be Care should be sufficiently great to break the glass.
Sketch out the figure of a skeleton on a piece of cardboard. thG glass was simply preserved by Never repeat this illusion. and it is worth any amount of practice to achieve it. — . so that the falling tumbler may fall softly into the lap. or the result is nearly — certain to be attended with considerable destruction of Select two tumblers of exactly the same pattern. and pulling a string with the other. This some little practice. and have it painted black. while the other or lower glass drops into the lap. glass. without gloss or brightness. and arrange it after the manner of the dancing sailors and other cardboard figures exposed for sale in the toy-shops. This is calculated to excite astonishment. tlae 7 of tlio stiffliess To trick requires Drive one Tumbler Through Another. It would be desirable to get a tinman to make a couple of common tumblershaped tin cups to practice with. and during this play contrive at the same instant to retain the right-hand tumbler between the thumb and first finger of the left hand. if well arranged beforehand. and considerably larger at the top than the bottom so much so. Get a piece of board about the size of a large schoolslate. Yv^ell done. Then play the other tumbler with the right hand several times in and out of the left-hand tumbler. It will save much expense in glass. The paint should be what is known as a dead color. that either tumbler will fit at least halfway into the other.THE BLACK AET FULLY EXPOSED. much I Skeleton. this trick has few superiors. paper. the figure will throw up its legs and arms in a very ludicrous manner. The Dancing — . Sit on a chair. indeed. Hold one tumbler between the thumb and second finger of the left hand. so that by holding the figure by the head in one hand.
and taking care that nothing moves while the drawing is progressing. under which two pieces of — . etc. at pleasure. filling ribs. of course. ing been cut out. the connections of tlie arms and legs with black and let the pulling string be also black. is of course painted black like the board. and take position at a little distance from the company. and request it to become animated. rub out your work as being unsatisfactory. By pulling the string below the figure it will. the black figure will not be perceived. Produce the board. The Head illusion. Then manipulate with the fingers before the drawing. A little music from the piano will greatly assist the illusion. kick up the legs and throw about the arms. of the Decapitated Speaking.. Now to perform.8 THE BLACK ART FULLY EXPOSED. turn the slate. With a piece of chalk make one or two attempts to draw a figure. Eequest that the lights may be reduced about half. rapidly string. Make up touch the edges of the cardboard figure with chalk. This performed with a table. to the astonishment of everybody. Tack the The figure havskeleton by the head to the black-board. Show only the side upon which there is nothing.
concealing the body of the actor. of the Floating Head. 9 looking-glass are placed. at an angle of forty-five degrees. and the seeming absence of The Mystery startling — most THE '^FLOATING HEAD " AS EXHIBITED. attracted thousands to the London Polytechnic Vhen first exhibited. which seems to have defied. and one which has piqued public curiosity to the utmost. One of the of conjurors' tricks. is that sensationally announced as the '' Human Head Floating in the Air/' Multitudes have witnessed and wondered at this performance. la reality it is a human head. That the head is a gutta-percha or plaster affair. but after witnessing the exhibition this idea is reluctantly discarded. any explanation by the uninitiated. . is a pet theory with those who have not seen it.THE BLACK ART FULLY EXPOSED.
of course only that part of his person which is above the glass being visible. of course reflect the curtains at the sides. the point. So the ''floating . any body attached thereto will be accounted for as soon as we disclose the mystery and secret of the performance. The sides and back of the stage are hung with curtains. equi-distant from each side of the stage.10 THE BLACK AUT FULLY EXPOSED. naturally imagine they are having an unobstructed view of the back of the stage. liauiMli* HOW THE " FLOATING HEAD TEICK IS DONE. The mirrors being at angles with facing the audience. their reflection has the same appearance as the curtain at the The audience seeing this reflection back of the stage. Near the back of the stage two mirrors are placed at right angles. and these curtains being the same in style and material. the sides. Behind this wall of glass the conjuror's confederate takes his position.
we thinJr. and bring it up again to the surface. Procure a good-sized cork. still alight. then set it afloat in a pail — of water." In the latter picture the spectator is supposed to be looking through the mirrors. You may thus see the candle burn under water. simple as it is. being performed on the same jDiinciple. This exjDeriment." or when directly in front of the central " point " of the mirrors. otherwise he would be reflected. To Place a Lighted Candle under Water. and push it carefully down into the water. behind the glass.. or a Handkerchief without Wetting it. the second shows the position. serves to elucidate that useful contrivance called the diving-bell. 11 tead" Tlie is really a man peeping over a glass fence. Our illustrations will. by fine wire. he is secure Ir om reflection.THE BLACK AET FULLY EXPOSED. with a steady hand. Thick plate glass will answer equally as well as the mirrors in exhibiting this trick. make this explanation perfectly clear. or bung. a burning can- . Now. is sus^Dended outside of the glass. When standing at the stage " wings. The glass being full of air prevents the water entering it. cushion which is commonly used to apparently support the head. upon this place a small lighted taper. and the existence of the glasses disclosed to the audience. As an average. without Extinguishing it. so that your di^diiGf-lisfht soon air. invert a large drinking-glass over the light. of the individual personating the " head. The first shows the head as it appears to the audience. The exhibitor is always careful to keep out of the angles of the glass. The largest drinking-glass holds but goes out for want of half a pint.
Set the plate on a table. and it will become quite white . a little brandy or spirits of wine can be ignited in the glass . then set it on the fire. or rather just as the last flame dis- To Place Water in Down. turn the glass quickly upside down into the water. and he requires nearly a gallon of air every minute. one is. and place it in the glass. die consnmes as much air as a man. you can calculate how many seconds it wiU remain alight. a tumbler. and thus convince the most sceptical of the truth of your pneumatic experiment. of course a large flame requires more air than a small one. the experiment is cleaner. In the same manner you may put a handkerchief roUed tight together. get a glazier to cut off the bottom. Astonishing the water rushes with great violence into the glass Now you are satisfied that water can be placed in a drinking-glass upside down. it is not found in every parlor laboratory. but. Procure a plate. and pour waNow very slightly crumple up ter in it up to the first rim.12 THE BLACK ART FULLY EXPOSED. Instead of burning paper. in this state dip it — . appears. and throw some sulphur on a chafing-dish of hot coals . ! ! The Faded Rose Restored. For this and several other experiments. easily made from a green glass pickle-bottle. and you have a bell-glass that Chilton would not reject. V»rhen it is bunit out. and it wiU not wet. being expensive. then hold the rose over the fumes of the sulphur. Hold the glass firm. a Drinking-glass Upside and a small piece of tissue or silver paper. Take a rose that is quite faded. so that. the result of its combustion being invisible. a quart bell-glass is very useful. the paper. according to the size of the glass over the flame. and the plate also. You can now reverse the position of the plate and glass. however.
: — . pour it into a bottle es. with the movable plate laid on the stand. may be thus made ings of logwood in common water. throw into the second a small quantity of pounded alum. or drawer for tliree or four hours. — Get a flat- topped stand. ifc will assume a straw-color . and when the liquor is then take three drinking-glassred. Have the apparatus ready on a side-table. will become yellow. rinse one of them with strong vinegar. the audience. if into the second. which will not be observed if the glass has been newly washed. blue. The Burned Handkerchief Restored. Before you show this trick. the least bit wider than the top of A. B. which. Infuse a few shavblack. and just before you receive conceal in your hand the white rag. ifc will pass gradually from bluish-gray to black. and wlien taken out it will be quite red again. such as is shown at A. Borrow a clean white cambric handkerchief from among it. which has been privately immersed in good vinegar . ^A red liquor. and just large enough to slip easily into Here is all your appar- C tus. . and make a neat pasteboard or tin cover. Cut a flat circular plate. provided it be stirred with a bit of iron. place in your pocket a piece of white rag that looks like a handkerchief. and be sure to ornament it with various showy devices. and violet. when poured into different glasses. in the third glass the red liquor will assume a violet tint. 13 into water.THE BLACK AET FIXLLT EXPOSED. and leave the third without any preparation. If the red liquor in the bottle be poured into the first glass. put it into a box. The cover must slip very easily over the stand. as is seen at C. The Protean Liquid.
at the same time lighting your artificial candles (the almonds will readily take fire. and press it down with a smart slap. Now cut some slips from a sweet almond. and cut out a few pieces in the shape of candle ends. and flame for a few seconds). Replace the cover on the stand. Lay the rag on the stand. apply a match to it. . Light them for an instant. as much like a piece of candle as possible. you then inform your friends that during your " travels in the Russian Empire. and substitute in its stead the white rag. completeLift the cover gently. or candle-stick . . and stick them into the imitation candle. —Borrow a watch from any person in company and request of the whole to stand around you. Now take off the cover. Then loosen the grasp of the hand and the plate will fall on the stand. blow them out. place the cover over the handkerchief. to be fond of candles . when the ly concealing the ashes. handkerchief will fall upon the plate. one after the other.14 THE BLACK ABT FULLY EXPOSED. and may be restored unhurt to the owner. squeezing it well so as to take np the plate as you do so put your hand into it as if about to pull out the handkerchief. Take a large apple. to make the tops black." you learned. snuffer-tray. Hold the watch up to the ear of the first in the circle and command it to go. the liandkercliief on the plate. and they are ready One or two should be artfully placed in a for the trick. Then demand his testimony to the fact. Lay Eatable Candle Ends. pop them into your mouth. — To make a Watch Stop or Go at the ^Af^ord of Command. round at the bottom and flat at the top. and let it burn to ashes. in fact. like the Russians. and press it down. as near as you can to resemble a wick. and swallow them.
add this in their great mortar. which. and enjoin it to stop. and so on through the entire party. dissolve it in two ounces of aqua vitae. which is the droppings of myrrh. —^You to cut your Arm off. and you may then put the feat into execution without the slightest danger. as soon as you apply it to the watch. will occasion suspension of its movements.THE BLACK ART FULLY EXPOSED. to be had at the druggist's. and when you buy — ifc let them beat hard it it to the ingredients already specified. one ounce of liquid storax. for being very one. and prevents the camphor from firing: take also two ounces of hematis. which a subsequent shaking and withdrawing of the magnet will restore. a true . which is red stone. without hurt or Danmust provide yourself with two knives. and when you purpose to walk upon the bar. Make the same request of that party. 15 Eemove it to the ear of the next. have concealed in your hand a piece of loadstone. To Walk Upon a Hot Iron Bar. Explanation: You must take care in borrowing the watch that it be a good one and goes well . cannot well be reduced in a small to a powder How ger.—Take half an ounce of camphor. add to it one of quicksilver. anoint your feet well with it.
For this purpose there must be a double passage to the nose of the kettle. To show this feat. This trick maybe varied. you then put the lid on the kettle. a cloth. should the bottom of the kettle be full. you must cause a board. to cut a man's Head off. There is no passage for the cold water. and taking off the lid of the kettle. This trick is performed in the following way: The kettle has two bottoms. but a kettle is preferable. A coffee-pot may be made on a similar plan. boiling water has been previously conveyed into it through the nose. and for the better. Kettle and Make it of Fire.16 THE BLACK ABT FULLY EXPOSED. A knife for the nose may be made on the same principle. Take the pint. and with a sponge make the knife bloody. which is put in when the lid is off. so that whatever liquor is on either bottom may be poured out occasionally. and it will appear you have nearly severed your arm. it being more likely from its size and breadth. You give a pint of cold water to one of the company. This trick may also be improved by an additional expense. and the exact quantity of water comes out of the kettle boiling hot. consequently. as the heat of the water may betray it. and a platter to be j)ur- How — . to baffle the examination of the cunous. you request him to put it into it. Tou may therefore propose to change water into wine or punch. the hot water can alone be poured out. one and a false one. a yard from his Body. and secret To pour cold Water into a come out hot without the aid — springs to stop either passage. and put it into a Platter. and when you go to show this feat. put the true knife in your pocket/ and then take out the false and clap it on your wrist undiscovered.
then the boy sitting or kneehng under the board. — . then. a hole in the cloth. take notice of any particular mark on the back of the card. and if a little blood bo sprinkled on his face. which having done. at the opposite end to where the head is. There must bo made likewise.—Take ioiix heex glasses. which is exhibited. another boy of the same size as the first boy must be placed. who must gasp two or three times that the smoke may enter his nostrils and mouth. the sight will appear more di-eadfuL (This is commonly practiced with boys instructed for that purpose). having a hole of the same size in the middle thereof. put it among the rest of the cards. and desire the person to shuffle as he pleases. his body on the table and his head through the hole in the table. and ^et it before the head of the boy. At the other end of the table where the other hole is made. To turn water into Wine. 17 posely made. the longer and broader the better. pretending to weigh it nicely. that both the planks being put together. and proceed in this manner until you have discovered the card he had. there may remain two holes like the holes in a pair of stocks. to return it with its face downwards. and when he has looked at it. and in each of tliem must be made holes nb The board must be made of two planks^ for a boy's neck. you pretend to weigh each card as before. Desire any person in the company to di^aw a card from the pack. there must bo left within half a yard of the end of each plank half a hole. let To discover any Card in a Pack by its Weight or Smell. must be set directly over it. and the head presently will appear stark dead.THE BLACK AET FULLY EXPOSED. To make the sight more dreadful put a little brimstone into a chafing-dish of coals. a platter. the head only remain upon the board in the frame. then giving you the pack.
and squirt the liquor into the glass. and iick them they are cold. which must lie betAvixt your hind teeth and your cheek. Take half a pint of spirits.18 THE BLACK AKT FULLY EXPOSED. dip them into brimstone powder. breathe upon it Put some lime-water in a tumbler. which will cause it to have the perfect color of sack . This can only be done in a room. and it will have the effect of making every person within its influence look hideous. and chew your rag of brazil. v/ithout hurting yourself. returning the brazil into its former place. and if you shut your mouth close and . but the sul•phuv puts out the coal. and presently squirt it into the glass you rubbed with alum. then turn it into your mouth again. and it will have the perfect color and smell of claret. put a handful of salt with it into a basir. eat You may also take coals out of the fire them as you would bread. -with ground brazil tied in it. Then take of the water out of the glass into your mouth. put in the second a drop of vinegar. and the fire will seem more strange. Magic Breath. To make a Party appear Ghastly. The fluid. will gradually become white as milk. rub one of them on the inside with a piece of alum. —Anoint your tongue with liquid and you may put a pair of red hot tongs into your mouth. — which before was perfectly limpid. If allowed to remain at rest for a short time. take the liquor into your mouth again. and then take a mouthful of clean vs^ater and a clean rag. the third empty. till eat Fire. and return it into the glass that has the droj) of vinegar in it. and having warmed it. real chalk wall be deposited at the bottom of the tumbler. and it will have the perfect color of mulberry wine. through a small glass tube. — How to storax. then set it on fire.
I never saw one of these fire-eaters that had a good complexion. which you may do without offending the hodj. . and so chew the coals and swallow them. that you are going to bring it to life again. you may suffer a pair of bellows to be blown into your mouth continually and receive no hurt. and intercede for its liberty. you may make use of the time by saying. Sympathizing with their feelings for the little prisoner may be the means of some of them sympathizing with yours. otherwise it will cause a salivation. prime and shoot. As it will regain its senses in a few minutes. 19 yon put cut the stdphur. but instead of shot put half a charge of quicksilver . If your piece bears ever so little near the bird.— THE BLACK ABT FULLY EXPOSED. Powder the surface of a bowl of water with lycopodium you may put your hand into it and take out a piece of money that has been previously put at the bottom of the . bowl. and those who practice it ought to use all means they can to prevent danger. this will astonish greatly the company the ladies will no doubt interest themselves in favor of the bird. . To Dip the Hand in Water without Wetting It. . Load your gun with the usual charge of powder. This is a very dangerous trick to be done. it will find itself stunned and benumbed to such a degree as to fall to the ground in a fit. a slight shake of the hand will rid it of the powder. but your mouth must be quickly cleaned. without wetting your skin the lycopodium so attaching itself to the latter as to keep it entirely from coming in direct contact with the water. How to Shoot a Bird and bring it to Life Again. After performing the experiment. If you put a piece of lighted charcoal into your mouth.
the joint toward the How . and covering it like a sheet of paper. that the whole success of the experiment jrests on the steadiness with which you pour the water on the card. let it get perfectly still and quiet. taking care to keep the table on which the tumbler is placed quite steady. the same process will give the same result. and wiped with the towel on which the galls have been strewed. and placing it on the top of the beer. then put a little brown copperas into a basin of water . and in as small a quantity as you can. This trick is too mischievous for How to Fill a Glass with Beer and Water at the same time. a hen or chicken. this will soon dissolve and leave the water perfectly transparent. : — . making them appear separated. When all vibration has ceased. proceed to pour it on the card as gently as possible. —It is done thus Half fill a tumbler with beer. one lying on the top of the other but the steadiness of hand must be preserved until the glass is sufficiently full. but in a few days by washing with soap they will again become clean. bruise them to a very fine powder. You may reverse the order of the liquids if you please L e. and having a small phial filled wit-h it. —Take a few nut-galls. and thrust a sharp-pointed knife through the midst of the head. by j)utting in water first and then the beer. You will by degrees perceive the water sliding from the card to the surface of the beer. Hideous Metamorphosis. take some clear spring water. then take a piece of brown paper or thin card. After any person has washed in this water. which strew nicely upon a towel. performance. recollecting at the same time.— 20 THE BLACK ART FULLY EXPOSED. —Take to Kill a Fowl and bring it to Life Again. his hands and face will immediately become black . without mixing the two Liquids.
the water will immediately freeze with singular rapidity. and it v>^iil immediately be re-illuminated. acid. being not at all hurt with the wound. Dissolve mercury in and immerse in it a bit of iron. —During very cold . lay oats before her. marine Silver. a very strange phenomenon will take place the flame of the lighted candle will be conveyed to that just blown out. and pnlUng out the knife. as if it were borne on a cloud. which is a compound of hydrogen and carbon. will immediately arise. —Put cold Liquids when mixed become boiling of into a thin phial two parts (by measure) . that it is not touched. To Light a Candle by Smoke When a candle is burnt so low as to leave a tolerably large wick. The warmth of the snuff causes the phosphorus to ignite. Iron changed into — Two hot. and a dense smoke. If the vessel however. be agitated ever so little. : — To Freeze Water by Shaking It. or if this solution be rubbed over iron. then if another candle or lighted taper be applied to the utmost verge of this smoke. or if you give it a slight blow. it will assume a silver color. then use some words. bill. 21 that it may seem impossible for her to escape death.— Privately stick a small piece of phosphorus on the edge of a glass of water.THE BLACK ART FULLY EXPOSED. To light a Candle by a Glass of Water. but without freezing. and she will eat. apply a candle newly blown out to it. blow it out. because the brain lays so far behind the head. weather put some water into a close vessel and deposit it in a place where it will experience no commotion in this manner it will often acquire a degree of cold superior to that of ice.
Put one part of phosphorus into six of olive oil. Luminous Writing. Eub this on the face (taking care to shut the eyes) and the appearance in the dark will be supernaturally frightful. omitting a whitish smoke or vapor. and add to it one part of water. Put a small quanadd a few drops of oil of turpentine. then smear a handkerchief with it all over. sulplmrlc acid. and a flame will instantly be produced. write upon a whitewashed wall any sentence or word. and digest them in a sand heat. then drop a needle lightly and carefully upon the surface. Care must — . The floating Needle. —Mix of eggs the whites and alum together. tity of aquafortis into a saucer.— 22 THE BLACK ART FULLY EXPOSED. cold Liquids produce Fire. whilst the eyes and mouth appear No danger whatever attends this experlike black spots. The incombustible Handkerchief. and direct the attention of the spectators to the writing. and when dry fire will not consume it. and acquires a temperature above that of boihng water. and it — will float. Withdraw the candle from the room. oil of caraways. and. during candle-light. or any other essential oil. Pour some water in a plate. or draw any figure according to fancy. iment. Two — To give a person a Supernatural Appearance. Whatever part the phosphorus has touched will be rendered quite luminous. all the parts which have been rubbed appearing to be covered by a luminous lambent flame of a bluish color. on agitating or stirring them together the mixture instantly becomes hot. Wash it in salt and water. Take a piece of phosphorus.
—Find stones. Magical Teaspoons. Take it out with forceps. however. and he v/ill be greatly surprised to find it melt in his teacup. dry it. lay one flat upon the ground. Give one to a stranger to stir his tea with. and when in a state of fusion. add two ounces and a half of lead. and immerse in it a piece of very smooth charcoal. these metals will combine. and enclose it in a glass for show. and just over the centre of the other stone. in a warm place. and about half as thick. and form an alloy fusible in boiling water. Put into a crucible four ounces of bismuth. Mould the alloy into bars.. from three to six inches long. the stick will give way. raising the reverse end to an angle of forty-five degrees. The stones must be placed. otherwise the feat will not be effected.THE BLACK AET FULLY EXPOSED. Expose the glass to the rays of the sun. to the manifest detriment of the operator. on which place one end of the other. — . with which it must form a T. diluted —Pour half an ounce of nitro-muriate of gold into an ale glass. be taken Beautiful Transformations. or the repeative friction will throw it into a sfcate of the most active combustion. if the elevated stone be now smartly struck about the centre with the little finger side of the hand. To Break two a Stone with a Blow of the Fist. and the stone will be broken to pieces. 23 wliile using the phosphorus. and take them to a silversmith to be made into teaspoons.and one ounce and a half of tin. being upheld in that position by a piece of thin twig or stick an inch or an inch and a half long. and the charcoal will very soon be covered over with a beautiful golden coat. so as not to slip. to dip it frequently in a basin of cold water.
without being perceived. Then place. this illusion. strange as it appears. To bring two separate Coins into one Hand. and make the transit appear most unaccountable to the bewildered eyes of the spectators. he prevents him from drawing by fixing upon another. . He desires to shake them again. and with the same mark. if neatly performed. as thus: The right hand with the coin on the fourth and Httle finger. and if he find that he is not likely to take the first that comes to hand. both hands open on the table. the performer must have a conwho has two handkerchiefs of the same quality. though he affect to mix them together promiscuously. to embelHsh the operation. but in so doing. into the palm of the left. at a short distance fi'om each other. takes care to bring the right handkerchief uppermost. as in the illustration. can never bo detected. the left palm being level with the fingers of the right. The person whom he desires to draw one of the handkerchiefs. which must be carefully placed in each hand. Take two cents. is very simple. The performer takes care to put this handkerchief xippermost in making up a bundle. ^ to To cut and tear into pieces a Handkerchief. —This feat. and carefully fixes uj)on some simpleton to draw. By now suddenly turning the hands over. and make it whole again. naturally takes that which comes first to hand. AVhen the handkerchief is torn and federate. By placing the audience in front. under pretence of his having a more sagacious look. the cent from the right hand will fly.— 24 THE BLA€S AET FULLY EXPOSED. one of which he throws upon the stage to perform the feat with. and not at the side of the exhibitor.
former be not possessed of such a table (which is absolutely necessary for other feats as well as this). tho instrument which effects the deception being a ramrod. and in doing so you will leave the tube of the ramrod inside the barrel of the pistol. there will. it is put under a glass upon a table placed On tlia. which fits so exactly the hole it closes. and request one of them to put in a Then take the pistol yourself. —This a loaded Pistol at the Hand. then shuts the trap. concealed behind the curtain. and put in a little powder.t part of the table on -which it near a partition. you hand the ramrod to them for their inspection. appear a little The other end of the rod must be made to projection. like a telescope tube. requesting him to insert a bullet. the tube is off the rod.THE BLACK AKT FULLY EXPOSED. How to hurting fire extraordinary illusion is performed with real powder. resemble this exactly. You then take it. which opens and lets it fall into The confederate. and to mark it in such a way that he would know it again. and a real pistol. and ram it down. as If the perto deceive the eyes of the most incredulous. The ramrod with the tube on being in your hand. he must have the second handkerchief in his pocket. and on one end of "When it is very nicely fitted a tube. This ramrod is made of polished iron. and substitutes the second handkerchief instead of the first. of course. you hand the pistol to some person in the audience. passes his hand within the table. To allay any suspicion which might arise in the minds of your audience. you pass the pistol round to the audience to be examined. and by sleight of hand change it for the pieces. a drawer. 25" carefully folded np. opens the trap. without . real bullets. is deposited is a little trap. very small piece of wadding. which must be instantaneously concealed. The ramrod being returned to you.
Provide a tin vessel. .26 THE BLACK ART FULLY EXPOSED. which now forms. you let the bullet fall from your closed hand into the plate just as the pistol goes off. an inner lining to the barrel. out at the Bottom. commencing with the Barber's Pole. numher adlibUiim. The — . a fiight of birds come out from among them. and the bullet is easily got into the hand by pulhng off the tube from the rod. and put in a little more wadding. to show that there is nothing in them. while seeking a plate to ^' catch the bullets. . two or three inches in diameter. the rod slips into the tube. three inches wide paste them . In ramming it down. This is really a first-rate experiment. Conjuror's Banquet. and into which the bullet has fallen. while it remains in the water Vessel that as soon as the A "will let Water Mouth is — stop it very closely. Plunge it in water with its mouth open and full. six feet in length . their tity of . and in the bottom several small holes. and if got up carefully will excite much wonder. In which he eats a quanpaper shavings afterwards draws fi^om his mouth a barber's pole. Cut some white paper into lengths. You can moment play a trick with a person. the tube fitting tight on to the rod is now withdrawn along with it from the pistol. if it is for that purpose." and the marksman receiving order to fire. I shall commence by giving instructions how to make the necessary properties. having a mouth about three inches in width. and make him completely wet. the pistol back. by desiring him to uncork it. the he places it on his knee uncorked the water will run through the bottom. and five or sis inches in height. uncorked. after well shredhis tongue an ounce of pins ding the paper shavings. as it were. just large enough to admit a small needle. then draws out several yards of different colored ribbons then pushes out with and lastly.
27 together. none of them ever possessed such extraordinary abilities as the illustrious individual who now does you the honor of exerting hioiself for your amusement. curl your moustache if you have none it will be the greater burlesque to pretend to curl it— and then. and at its edge . The process will not hurt them.THE BLACK ART FULLY EXPOSED. hid in the shavings. you present yourself to the audience. with mock dignity. making altogether a round ball. The next is to prepare your pins and ribbons. Thus prepared. some of them clever . making a long length of ten or twelve feet or more . you then procure some pink and white tissue paper. at the right hand. make two or three preliminary ahems run your fingers through your hair. a strip about half an inch wide. in as small a compass as you can. but of all the professors you ever saw. in this place your birds aries. natural — — ! — : My . and by your side a glass of water. address your audience '^ Ladies and gentlemen. and the bag containing the birds. Sip a little water. then roll the paper up like a roil of ribbons. paint one side red. as many shreded out as would fill a small bread-basket. the whole length of the paper. of which you pretend to drink occasionally. I will explain presently what to do with it. or any small birds you can most conveniently procure. then make a long paper bag similar to those of the confectioner . you have the barber's pole. In a piece of soft paper. the ribbons and pins. arrange your necktie. paint it in canstripes ^pink and white . which you can conveniently slip into your mouth . doubtless you have witnessed the performance of many conjurors. and upon this packet roll your ribbons of different colors. if you make a few pin-holes in the bag to admit the air . with a small knot on the end . in which you place them . glue on at one end of the paper a piece of round wood. sparrows. cut it into strips until you have a good heap. roll up a number of pins.
and it presents the appearance of a barber's pole several feet in length put this carefully on one side commences feeding again upon your paper shavings in the same burlesque style. smacking his lips. push the hard lump of chewed shavings out of your mouth with your tongue. . and again secure the end of the ribbon. but I must refresh" (takes a quantity of shavings in each hand and commences munching them as a horse would eat hay. sip a little water. shavings and all. taking the end of the ribbon. it will apperr a larger quantity. . Well. one after the other letting the ribbon shp through your hands as you pull it out. pull it gradually out. smack your lips. I have some macaronies (alluding to the paper shavings. diffidence prevent my saying more. against your mouth. you have the roll of ribbons in your mouth .) Excuse the vulgarity. . place your shavings again in the basket.) After having proceeded in this manner for a short time. After one length or color is pulled out of youi' mouth. .28 THE BLACK ART FULLY EXPOSED. I shall once commence my peformance by introducing the Conjuror's Banquet. take up among the shavings the barber's pole place it. pulling it out in the same manner as the previous one continue this until you have pulled all the ribbon out of your mouth you will now feel with your tongue the paper containing the pins take a little more water. you slip the roll of ribbons and pins into your mouth. then take up your roll of ribbons and pins. and seeming to enjoy the feast very much. and during the process of seeming to eat. taking a little water occasionally. You must chew the shavings you place in your mouth into a hard lump. take hold of the little knob at the end of the pole which is rolled up like a roll of ribbons. . and pull it out of your mouth with both hands. . . put your finger and thumb in your mouth. and as you supply one mouthful from the heap you hold in your hand. modesty and at .
shredding them. You then take three of them. you walk up to the boy. Tour bag containing them is at your right hand . and thrust it into a hollow bit of candle. and say you will perform the trick by means of them. The paper being painted in pink and white stripes. of course. escape. Tou then walk up to the screen behind which your etc. keeping the lips almost closed . You take up this piece. and while you are stooping to pick it up off the floor. one that will sound when the pins fall on it . passing the fourth piece to the other end of the table. pass the bill to him. Dollar Bill Concealed in a Candle. you ask one of them— a boy would be preferred to step up on the platform. and say to the audience. THE BLACK ABT FULLY EXPOSED. it is more effective. turning to the audience. The trick is now finished. At your request ho must cut the candle into fQiir equal parts. and during this process tear the bag open. when the note will be found in the middle. You then place it on the table. spit the pins out on a small tray. previous- A — — ly made ready. you slip this in among the shavings. you change it for the bit which contains the bill. and appear accidentally to knock one of the bits of candle out of his hand. " "Which piece shall I take right or left T' If they select the one which contains the note. where your confederate has already rolled up the note in a very small compass. and to notice the number. tell him to break it. Ask some one to lend you a dollar bill. 29 saturate tlie paper and the pins will remain in yonr moutli these you push out with your tongue. If the au- — .. and the birds. and. ask the boy to cut it carefully through the middle. excepting the flight of birds. When he has made a slight incision. concealing it in your hand. Then. and to mind that he does not cut the bill. and commence . and take a wax or composite candle. confederate is concealed. cannot be observed.
but will. A large tumbler and two or three minnows will do for a simpler exhibition. Some small fish. The experiment should be performed over a basin of water. These drops will be found reduced into a sort of cast-iron. not be so trick. and say the note will be found in the remaining piece. it must be placed on something that will hold it high above your table. the audience will naturally beHeve that they have really had the privilege of choosing. and run into drops. which will not run out as long as a hole near the top of the handle is kept covered or stopped. ply it —Bring a bar of iron to a white heat. When this is done with tact. you throw To Melt Drops. a white plate or saucer. dience select the piece whicTi does not contain the note. so that in a hollow handle it will retain about a teaspoonful of ink. The same glass bowl as in previous — your bowl has not a foot to it. Place the black sUk so as to cover the part of the bowl that is shaded. in which the drops that fall down will be quenched. melt. and place the fish in the water.30 THE BLACK AST FULLY EXPOSES^. a piece of black silk just fitting the inside of your bowl. of course. and make it Run into to a roll of sulphur. and then apThe iron will immediately Iron in a Moment. with Gold Fish in it. Commence the trick in pubhc thus: Holding the spoonhandle slanting up and uncovering the hole in the handle. it aside. If pleasing to the eye. Pour in clear water to fill the space covered by the black silk. the ink which you have placed in the handle will run into the bowl of the spoon. To change a Bowl of Ink into clear Water. a spoon of peculiar construction. and the spoon being held carefully . when damp it will adhere to the glass.
31 to the surface of the water. which will effect- — . and place them between the gum and the upper Up. that the glass bowl contains nothing but ink. you can speak without difiSculty. draw off the handkercliief. and feigning to be inviting fish to come to the bowl. between your gams and lip. will give the spectators the impression that you fill the spoon from the glass bowl. the fish swimming about in clear water. put them in as small a compass as possible. exclaim " Change !" Then. placing your hand on the edge of the bowl near yourself. will not thank you for dispelling the illusion. and they will conclude. you take your second dose of needles.THE BLACK ABT FULLY EXPOSED. as people of the table. of course it out when required. and take the end of the thread a little distance from the needles. but depositing them on the other side of your mouth. They will see it is undeniably ink. and with it take care to catch hold also The bowl when uncovered will exhibit of the black silk. and deposit it between the gum and the lips in such a position that you can always feel it and pull Thus being prepared. How to Swallow a number of Needles and Yards of Thread. seeming to swallow them. Pour the spoonful of ink on a white saucer. if the spoon were properly lifted out of the bowl. and show it round to convince the spectators it is ink. place it for a few seconds over the bowl. and without any effort they will remain there. Let the needles be short ones. unknown to your audience. The trick is performed as follows: In the first place thread a dozen needles. concealing the black silk. having first dropped out of it the black silk on your side Decline giving any explanation. return the handkerchief. placing them one by one on your tongue. Borrowing a silk handkerchief. While the spectators are surprised at the fish.
—Take any bird out out of a cage. but directly you take the feather away it will revive again. then place your finger and thumb in your mouth. Take a drink of water. Be careful not to swallow the needles. and it will appear as dead.32 THE BLACK AET FULLY EXPOSED. —Dissolve camphor in spirits of wine. draw it out and exhibit it. and with your tongue conceal it between your gum and lip. while the combustion will be so sudden. To Make a Bird seem as dead. make a few wry faces. The stick intended to be broken. Both its extremities must taper to a point. Let it lay hold of the stem part of the feather with its feet. must neither be thick. and easily performed. ually conceal them. taking an early opportunity of retiring to get rid of the needles concealed in your mouth. and of so short a duration. nor rest with any gTcat hold on the two glasses. then wave a small feather over its eyes. where the wine must be made to evaporate by strong and speedy boiling. place this in your mouth. and it will twist and turn about just like a parrot. To Make the appearance of a Flash of Lightning •when any one enters a room with a lighted Candle. and should be of as uniform a size as possible. the air wiU inflame. in order — . This is a most effective trick. and deposit the ves- containing the solution in a very close room. and lay it on a table. you may also roll it about on the table any way you like. If any one then enters the room with a lighted candle. afterward roll up between your fingers about a yard of thread. sel spirit of To Break a Stick placed on two Glasses without breaking the Glasses. notwithstanding an examination of the mouth. securing the end of the thread upon which the needles are threaded. as to occasion no danger.
They Vv-ill form a continuous strip of many feet in length. to the size of the stick and the distance of the glasses. darting at the same time from one side of the vessel to the other. as far as can be judged.— THE BLACK AET FULLY EXPOSED. and join them. it will break in two. Care must also be taken that the points If a only shall rest lightly on the edge of each glass. with a slight explosion. Shaken out it will appear to be a large . which ought to be perfectly level. The To Set a Combustible body on fire by the contact of Water. which can be obtained at little cost from any bookbinder^s or stationer s. and let fall into it a piece of potassium the size of a pepper corn. speedy and smart blow. that the stick may remain horizontal. which is The potassium v/ill instantly burst about two grains. in the form of a beautiful red-hot fire-balL — To Eat a Dish of Paper Shavings. but proportioned. with gi eat violence. and Draw them outer your Mouth like an Atlantic Cable. into flame. Let it make a coil about as large as the top of an egg-cup or an old-fashioned hunting. so that you can easily commence unwinding it from the centre of the coil. and bum vividly on the surface of the water. Eoll this up carefully in a flat coil. Leave out of the innermost coil about an inch or more of that end of the paper. without either of the glasses being injured. and not inclined to one side more than another. that 33 centre of gravity niEiy be more easily known. Preparation. Procure three or four yards of the thinnest tissue paper of various colors. Fill a saucer with water. as ribbons are rolled up. tlie stick must be placed resting on the edges of the glasses. be then given to it in the middle.watch. Procure a large dish or basketful of paper-shavings. Cut these up in strips of half an inch or three-quarters or an inch breadth.
Having gone on with this as long as the spectators seem amused by it. Have packages of various candies. put out those previously in your mouth. Commence the trick by proclaiming you have a voracious appetite. at last. and make a face as if swallowing them. as there is a solution of continuity here. "When it has come to the end. much to the amusement of the spectators. You will take care also not to open your teeth too mdely. for pulling the strip out from your mouth. and as you take up another handful. so that you can make a meal off paper-shavings. wrapped up in bags of the thinnest tissue paper. Preparation. quantity. and place them on your table rather sheltered from observation. it good portion to appear that you have eaten a you can squeeze the remainder close together.— 34: THE BLACK ART FULLY EXPOSED.' so we must wait to pick up the end again. etc. As you wish of them. just as the strongest cables break off. Having got hold of the end. and put them aside. you may remark "I suppose we have come to a fault. and go on next vear. when the Great Eastern again goes out with its next : * Atlantic Cable. lest the whole coil or ball shoulcj come out all at once. and take up handful after handful. Bend down over the plate. It will unroll to a length of twenty yards oimore in a continuous strip." To Produce from a Silk Handkerchief Bonbons. managing to place towards 3^our teeth the end you wish to catch hold of with your right hand. and that your appetite has reason to be satisfied. and then there will appear to be few left. Candies Nuts. prebend to munch them in your mouth. slip the prepared ball of tissue paper into your mouth. Have also a plate or two on your table. with your left hand. draw it slowly and gently forward. .
Ifeviorandum. left Having carefully observed where the bag lies. from which you can in the same way produce a liberal supply of some other sweatmeats. the edges of it will fall around and conceal the bag . the bag will burst. etc. " Now. Taking the handkerchief up by nearly the centre. and stop it up close . After turning it about." Squeeze with . Asking some one to distribute them among your young friends. the stone will then keep in perpetual motion. and say.THB BLACK AET TULLY EXPOSED. and you can shake out into a plate its contents. you must supply my friends with some bon-bons. throw it out on the table. place your hand so as to take up the bag while catching hold of the middle of the handkerchief. so as to fall over one of these packit ages. all of which will be duly appreciated by the juveniles. To keep a Stone in Perpetual Motion. Put very small fillings of iron into aquafortis. and put in a stone of lapis calaminaris. and they will applaud as "long as you choose to continue this sweet trick. — . Then take the water and put it into a phial an inch wide. or macaroon biscuits. table 35 — It will be always desirable to baye the removed two or three yards at least from the spectators.your right hand the lower part of the bag which is under the handkerchief . make some pretended wavings of your wand or right hand over the handkerchief. or any large handkerchief. and let them remain there until the water takes off the iron requisite. and of a height that they cannot see the surface of while sitting down in front of it Commence the trick by borrowing a silk handkerchief. with a large mouth. which it will do in seven or eight hours.. you can throw the handkerchief (as it were carelessly) over another bag. handkerchief.
— . desire him to break the nut. then. thin paper. as the process is tedious. and as soon as it comes there. and put a lady beetle. and put it in the nut stop the hole with wax. Eoll up a piece of paper. and desire the one chosen to jump out. privately under it . to which fasten a hair. put it into the pack. Take a pack of Cards. will occasion much sport to those who are unacquainted with the cause. or any other light substance. How to make an Egg. This is not adapted for public exhibition. and the other end of the hair to the card spread the cards open on the table. it will move the cone towards the edge of the table. which rub over with a httle dust. Hov/to tell a Person any Card he Thinks to Convey it into a Nut. that the puncture may not be perceived. but it is no less — . and let any one draw any card they please. as the animal will naturally endeavor to free itself from its captivity. so that you may know where to find it at pleasure. and To Make a Cone or Pyramid move upon a table without springs or any other Artificial Means. Put a small piece of wax under your thumb-nail. Take a nut. will immediately return. then let some one draw a card . in which burn a hole with a hot bodkin. in which he will find the name of the card he has drawn. and roll it up hard. To make a Card jump out of the Pack and run on the Table. . you must take care it be that which is written on the paper . apparently of itself. and with a needle break and exWrite the name of a card on a piece of tract the kernel.36 THE BLACK AET FULLY EXPOSED. or some such small insect. - — . leave the centre of the Room and traverse to a Saucer of Water placed in the Corner. which you may readily cause to do by means of the hair. for fear of falling and by thus moving to and fro. — of.
Put a light to the tinder. To Make a peg that will exactly fit three different kinds of Holes. Obtain some cotton wool. it may be passed horizontally . A very good system to practice many of these tricks. securing the end by sticking on a Place the egg and leech in the piece of tissue paper. get a piece of old linen and burn it. to the astonishment of the lookers-on. and by its efforts causes the egg to move to the edge of the saucer containing the water. Let one of the holes be circular. but smolder. then it is evident that any cylindrical body of a proper size may be made to pass through the first hole perpendicularly. and while feeding yourself with the wool. and insert a wonderful. and smoke and sparks will issue from your mouth. is to stand before a lookingglass. blow. just as large as you can conceal in the palm of your hand. and if its length be — just equal to its diameter. commencing eating in the same manner as in the Barber's Pole Trick. and the saucer in the other end. 37 Blow tho yolk out of an egg. If you don't understand. slip in the small piece of wool containing the lighted tinder. such as the jewelers use to pack their jewelry. and the third oval. In cen!:re of the room. another square. ask your — grandparents how they used to make tinder to obtain a Hght previous to the inyention of lucifer matches. leech within the shell. When you have satisfied yourself. with the shavings. Fold it lightly in a piece of the wool. it will not flame. damping it out when it is burnt black and reduced to tinder.THE BLACK AET FULLY EXPOSED. — — To Eat cotton Wool and blow Fire and Sparks out of your Mouth. the course of time it may be hours the natural instinct of the leech leads it to the water.
through the second or square hole. roll up the quarter. but put up the half-eagle instead. has not before been published. and beg him to ''hold it tight. in lieu thereof. Let the handle of the knife be clasped between the thumb and forefinger. now take the quarter off the table. turn the knife as . then take the gold-piece up. lay the other quarter and the half-eagle on a table. the handle will then on the palm of the hand toward you. now ask for two handkerchiefs. always keeping the same side of the blade upward. and its longest diameter of any length whatever. also. This trick. and pretend to roll it in one of the handkerchiefs. which is at once simple and clever. Wipe the bits of paper off one side. —This conjuring trick two quarters and a you Fly!" On opening the handkerchiefs utter. ! The Magic Knife.S8 THE BLACK ABT FULLY EXPOSED. while to your audience it will appear that you reverse it at every turn. "Presto the money will appear to have changed places. which you had concealed. and stick two small square pieces of white paper on each side. by a rapid turn of the wrist. the cylinder being put in obliquely. give the handkerchief to one of the company to hold. in full view of the audience. Give the knife to your audience to be examined. to iDass the knife from one side of the hand to the other. and the lie — blade extended outward from you. give this handkerchief to another person. and retain the gold coin . palm upward. -will fill it as exactly as any of the former. but. and pretend to roll that up in the second handkerchief. and then take it in the left hand. With practice you will be able. is performed thus: half-eagle. if the breadth of the oval be made equal to the diameter of the base of the cylinder." while —Procure Magic Money. conceal one of the quarters in the rigid hand. Ask one of your audience for a pocket-knife.
— Then. while the second is being " crammed in. without any lint." In doing this care should be taken not to use all the lint. You take a litcommon white or beeswax. the better the effect. you should have several narrow strips of colored ribbons. To Heap bring Colored Ribbons from your Mouth — a quantity of finely carded wool upon a plate. 89 directed. and concealed from the company. When one ribbon is off the roll. and look in a very distressed state as if you were full to suffocation. This is a trick which is frequently performed by one of the cleverest conjurors of the day. Both sides of the blade will now appear to be perfectly clean. By rapidly turning the knife you may cause the bits of paper to appear and disappear All that is required is a little dexterity in at command. At the last handful. as if from your stomach. wound tightly into one roll. and stick it on your thumb. A tle Cheap way of being Generous. Now begin to appear to eat The first the lint by putting a handful in your mouth. get hold of the end of the ribbon. pass your fingers again across the blade. your tongue will assist you in pushing another end ready for the hand. you show him a dime.THE BLACK AET FULLY EXPOSED. take up the roll and push it into your mouth. the turn of the wrist. so as to occupy but little space. then appear to have had enough. handful can easily be removed and returned to the plate. yards of ribbon. then put your hands up to your mouth. unobserved. and draw hand over hand. The slower this is done. but in fact you have only removed the two pieces off one side. leading your audience to believe that you have wiped them oil the second side also. but to leave sufficient to conceal the roll. which may be acquired by practice. which place before you. speaking to a bystander. and . At the bottom of this lint. Tou will find you need not wet or damage the ribbons in the least.
that it is gone. You may tell him he is at liberty to keep the dime . so as to cause a minute quantity of' its contents to adhere to it. The phosphoric fire botbe prepared in the following manner Take a small phial of very thin glass. and he will be under the impression that he holds the dime. would infallibly set fire to the phosphorus in the bottle. turn it round. Artificial Thunder. consists in heating two parts of phosphorus and one of lime. in a loosely stopped phial for about half an hour or put a Httle phosphorus into a small phial. down on Fire Bottles. then close his hand. . introduce its point into the bottle. placed in layers. Care should be taken not to use the same match a second time immediately. then. and introduce into it a few grains of phosphorus let he phial be then left undisturbed for a few minutes. To use this bottle. he will find. liim you will put the same into his hand . or while it is hot. and looking him in the face. heat it gradually in a ladleful of sand. If the match be rubbed on a common bottle cork. but on opening his hand to look at it. and the coin will adhere to it . and when the phosphorus is melted. so that the phosphorus may adhere to the sides of the phial. and in a few moments shake the bottle .— Mix two drachms of the filings of iron with one ounce of concentrated spirit of vitriol. it will instantly take fire. to his astonishment. Another method of preparing this phosphoric bottle. and then cork it closely. heat the phial in a ladleful of sand. stop it close. in a strong bottle that holds about a quarter of a pint . as the sensation caused by the pressing still remains. as it tles To Make may — : . take a common brimstone match. Suddenly take away your thumb. press it the palm of his hand with your waxed thumb. talking to him the while.40 tell THE BLACK ART FULLY EXPOSED. . and proceed in this manner till the phial is full.
and then call the attention of the company to the liquid. How to Double Your Pocket Money. — . to their astonishment. in which will some one to cork up. Take a pack of cards let any gentleman draw a card and put it in the pack again. . Take a glass bottle put in it which has been disolved copper filproduce a blue color. — The onlypreparation palm. and this change will appear equally astonishing. 4:1 taking out tlie cork. To guard against the danger of the bottle bursting. but be sure you know where to find it again then shuffle the cards. and apply the light to the mouth by means of a taper fastened to the end bes u of a long stick. You can cause it to reappear by simply taking out the stopper. Flask. while indulging in some pleasantry. and continue till ten or twelve. they find the color has disappeared as soon as it was corked. and put them into the pack. and you will soon observe an inflammation arise from the bottle attended with a loud explosion. is to have four cents concealed in youi' left . . and to Make One Card Every Man's Card. Give this flask to . which should be a little inclined. put a lighted candle near its mouth. and shuffle them till you have brought the cards together then showing the last card to the company.THE BLACK ART FULLY EXPOSED. . the other will show the trick by this means many other feats may be done. or as many as you may think fit. — when. but be sure you let him draw the same card as the other gentleman drew. the way would be to bury it in the ground. volatile alkali. have drawn then let another gentleman draw another card. The Magic some ings. and let another gentleman draw a card. . How to let Twenty Gentlemen draw twenty : Cards.
Then borrow five cents. and say. which is to fall by j^our side as if empty. "Five. I will place these in your hat. Borrow five cents more. I only made it appear that you had : '' ! ! ! : . will answer. to count them audibly. from my left hand into the hat." Take up the saucer and pour them into your left hand. sir ah I did not think you would do so taken one out. "Stay. but really retaining them in your right hand. Please to count them aloud while placing them in the saucer. say "Excuse me. while blowing on it ^' Pass. (where the other four are already concealed. to find that the cents in his hat have become : nine." He will be surprised. and say You have Ah. as well as the spectators. for all to see that nothing is added subsequently to them." Approaching your right hand to his sleeve. Inquire. shake the sleeve. the trick by calling forward one of the specand let him bring up his hat with him. cents. and let the one cent. while he places them one by one on a small plate or saucer. which you have in your own hand. so that the tators. Hold up your closed left hand. or have them ready to j)roduce from your own pocket should there be any delay. Commence company may hear " How many their are there ?" number He correctly." You will have placed these nine cents in his hat unsuspected by him. drop audibly into the saucer. retaining only one in your right palm. and you must raise it above your head. Now. It You can will raise a laugh against the holder of the hat. be kind enough to see if they have come into your possession. Afterwards get rid of four of the five cents into your pocket. sir. I fear. Request your friend.) Then say. You may then put on a rather offended look. Appear to throw those five into you left hand.4:2 THE BLACK ART FULLY EXPOSED.
and inform them that you are going to '^ catch money from the air. you must. However. and at the same time take hold of the brim with the left hand. I think we have sufficient. but instead of doing so palm them again but in order to satisfy your audience that you really threw them into the hat. and hold it still. Then. and twenty-eight and six make thirty-four. when in the act of palming. as though you had heard some one say six. tells wonderfully well when skillfully performed. make a catch ab the air. you quietly put the lefb hand with the silver inside . is a great favorite with one of our best known conjurors. and knowing that you have only thirty-four coins. which you must palm into the right hand. when they will chink. . ''thank you." Ask some person to name any number of coins up to ten say eight." Then with the four coins palmed in your right hand. Now address the audience. loose the silver. and pretend to throw them into the hat. In the same way you go on asking various persons. it has not before been published. . hit the brim of the hat vath which — \ — . Look at them. taken one. in readiness any number of silver coins say thirty -four . obtaining a hat from the audience." 43 is To Catch Money from the Air. with the exception of four. so as not to shake the silver. then. and whilst playfully asking if it is a new hat. with what has already been given. So Have far as we are aware. which.THE BLACK ART FULLY EXPOSED. place all of them in the left hand. some such remark for the purpose of diverting attention. yon see that the original money now doubled. then looking round as though some one had spoken another number. —The following trick. will make thirty-four say the last number you added made twenty-eight. or with. you must appear to have heard the number called. and adding the numbers aloud till the total number named is nearly thirty .
and places his finger on twelve as the hour at which he means to dine. at which point he will stop. if a person will tell you the hour at which he means to dine. whatever that may be. eleven he calls nine. the wrist of the right hand. For example suppose he thought of rising at eight. at which he intends dining. I must catch just four neither more nor less. — — rising at. you can tell him the hour at which he means to get up next morning.^ill rise in the Morning.4:4: THE BLACK ART FULLY EXPOSED. which will make the coins in the hat chink as if they had just fallen from the Having repeated this process several times.—To tell at what hour a Person ^A. counting the hours jon mention. bid him place his finger on the hour. we are four short . and let one of the audience count them. and request him to retrogTade. still having four coins palmed in your right hand. . which will be eight. you desire him to count backwards twenty-four hours beginning at twelve ho counts eight. but not aloud) and so on until he has counted twenty-four. right hand. saying to the audience : — : Curious Watch Trick." Then.^* empty them out say on a plate.— By means of this trick. First ask a person to think of the hour he intends rising on the following morning. and he will probably bo surprised to find it is the hour he thought of — — : . ten he calls ten (mentally. *' I suppose we have sufficient. Then having requested him to remember the hour which he first thought you mentally add twelve to the hour upon which he has j)laced his finger. It will be found that there are only thirty. you catch again.*' hands. You will therefore say : '' Well. that being the hour he thought of rising. but the number which you were to catch was thirty-four. on the dial of your watch. "WTien he has done so. and open your " Here they are. but that he is to commence counting with the hour he thought of from the hour he points at.
just as you are about to give it to him.. vfhat have we here ?" and turning the hat upside down. This. or make some such remark. or say it would bo a pity for you to spoil so nice a hat." Then.^* or a cabbage. pass(where. in passing. Then. It is then laid on the operator's table. trinkets. This is a very old trick. loosely tied together. that your hat was not empty when you gave it to n e. you may repeat the trick by wiping the ''cannon ball." at the same time emptying the contents in front of the audience. and on conjurors of the present clay.— THE BLACK AET FULLY EXPOSED. you say to him "You are aware. so that they may be easily disengaged) you wipe. though it still finds layor with most of the You borrow a hat. into the hat. and again advancing towards the gentleman from whom you received it. by the way. say ''Here is your hat thank you sir. however. ing round to the back of your table you have arranged on pegs a large wooden " cannon ball. Returning to the gentleman from v/hom you received the hat. as if a new idea had occurred to you. and turned round and round to show there is nothing in it. behind a vase or some other bulky article . one or other of these articles off the pegs where they must be very slightly suspended into the hat so raj)idly as not to be observed. in the first instance. sir. : Aviary in a Hat." or one of the other articles. or a bundle of dolls. say " Bless me. An — A perform some other trick. — — — — : : . after which. This excellent but well-known trick requires the assistance of a confederate* hat is borrowed from one of the audience. is only a ruse for the purpose of diverting attention. the large cannon-ball will fall out. Supposing you have. during which the confederate . 45 To Produce a Cannon Ball from a Hat. taking it into your hands you ask a number of questions about it. etc. introduced the dolls and trinkets.
as far distant as the room will admit. taking up the hat. The bag containing the birds is covered with a piece of cloth. which fits the inside of the hat. placed in a bag with a whalebone or elastic mouth. and request him. To — and sprinkle her handkerchief with it. or seven young women are to go into a garden. The hat is then pla<3ed on the table. on one side of the stool. . The operator. This substituted hat is filled with small pigeons. in which there is no other person. each one's future husband will take her sprig out of the rose-water. On Midsummer-eve. substituting one previously prepared. you produce another lot of birds as before. and takes out the birds. going into a room by themselves. five." He takes it up. just after sunset. then all are to sit down in a row. not speaking a single word the whole time. In brushing the hat previous to restoring it to the owner. so that all your audience may hear. three. saying ^' You have not let all the birds away . for the ostensible purpose of cleaning it before handing it back. and clean it. puts his hand through the slit. in which the sprigs of sage are to be put. and then. set a stool in the middle of the room.46 THE BLACK ABT FULLY EXPOSKD. tying a line across the room. one by one till all are free. and on it a clean basin full of rose-water. and the confederate again changes the hats. and peeps into it. having in the interim fitted the borrowed hat with a bag similar to the other." upon which. removes the borrowed hat. and. and in a few minutes after twelve. with a slit in the top. This having been done. the bag must be adroit: ly removed. you call out to your confederate. and also filled with pigeons. and each to gather a sprig of red sage. each woman is to hang on it a clean white handkerchief. to the surprise and amusement of the spectators. whatever they see. on the opposite side of the stool. See a Future Husband. " Take the gentleman's hat away.
To Know what have. and completely envelope the egg in them. if a lawyer. take a row of pull out every one. having the exact figure of the grand object in question." and dip your left shirt-sleeve. grate them together. of darkness. gentleman. Go to bed in sight of a fire. Cut up a couple of handfuls of difierent colored rags into small strips. Go out. one after another. one or more. and you will dream of him you will marry. Lie awake. of white linen . to a south running spring or rivulet. then tie the whole in a piece of cloth and boil them for three or four hours. a hazle-nut. and according to your dreams. if a clergyman. of riches. of thunder and lightning. and make them up into small pills. where ''three laird's lands meet. and nutmeg. as if to dry the other side of it. of odd noises and tumults. 47 Agnes' night. and mix them with butter and sugar. of rain. if a tradesman. If a so will be the state of the person you will marry. saying a paternoster on sticking a pin in your sleeve. will make her dream of her future husband. mix them together indiscriminately. — — . and laid under the head of an unmarried woman. will come and turn the sleeve. The wet Sleeve. and some time near midnight an apparition. 21st of January. if a soldier or sailor. pins. and hang your wet sleeve before it to dry. of which exactly nine must be taken on going to bed. bit of the bride-cake thrice drawn through the wedding-ring.1 ^ THE BLACK ART FULLY EXPOSED. The same is practiced in the North with a piece of the groan- On St. Take a walnut. — fortune your future Husband will To Give Eggs a variegated Appearance. if a servant. and A ing cheese.
that the stars may be increased. Care should be taken. disappearing. and gradually ascends. stars. and place the whole over a tea-kettle lamp.48 THE BLACK AUT FULLY EXPOSED. forming beautiful illuminated clouds of flre.— phosphorus into a large pint Florence flask holding it slanting. light the lamp again. and the point that was formed will rush down. to lay the flask and water in a cool. and some of them will fire off with brilliant rays. and will frequently display brilliant These appearances will continue at times till the water begins to simmer. Light the wick. Pour upon it a gill and a half of water. many of the stars will shoot with great splendor. a splendid hemisphere of stars presents itself. after the operation is over. that the phosphorus may not break the glass. after waiting a minute or two. and as soon as the water is heated. roUing over each other for some time. or any common tin lamp. when immediately a curious aurora borealis begins. After the third or fourth time of blowing out the lamp. which should be almost half an inch from the flask. secure place. blow out the flame of the lamp. and without adding any more water. streams of fire will issue from the water by starts. What remains in the flask will serve for the same experiment several times. resembling sk^— rockets. filled with spirit of wine. till it col- pointed flame. these appearances will continue several minutes. lects to a . from side to side. when it has continued half a minute. some particles will adhere to the sides of the glass. and nearly the same phenomenon will be displayed as from the beginning. beautiful Fireworks in' miniature. To Produce Put half a draclim of solid — representing rays. which. Let the repetition of lighting and blowing out the lamp be made for three or four times at least. in a few minutes after the internal surface of the flask is dry.
making the ring on the stick spin \iolently. and lie arts and really as easy as regards the diamonds for on close inspection it will be seen that the margin between the point of the diamond and the edge of the card is much smaller at one end of the card than the Place the narrow margins at the top. defy the detector to tell which card is turned during his absence. necessity for having the stick either higher or lower little higher at one end. "When he leaves the room turn a spade or heart completely round. and secretly slip the ring from the sleeve upon the stick. Hold the stick in the centre with the ring concealed. offer the other to the company for examination procure a light walking-stick. then summon the would-be-conjuror. On your return you at once detect the changed card or cards. never suspecting the difference of margin. The — — — — . is ready.a THE BLACK AET FULLY EXPOSED. 51 the spades. no one can tdl. etc.. being too apparent a matter. give the stick a smart tap with the examined ring in your right hand. clubs.. &c. and the stick guarded at both ends. the change of spades. They will naturally turn a diamond. whose perplexity will afford considerable amusement. and the trick other. and requires but little preparation or practice. the ring being scHd. Get two brass curtain rings. and invite two persons to hold the ends of the While engaging the attention by some apparent stick. Eequest one or two of the company to invert any of the cards in your absence. — — The Ring and Stick. covering it well with the left hand. keep one of them in the coat sleeve. It will appear that the ring in the right hand has passed miraculously upon the stick. etc. This trick is very puzzling. Should any one discover the trick. a little lower at the other. leaving it exactly as it was before. and withdraw the left hand rapidly. how.
but in sight of them. This is easy enough to do. and it is cui'ious to observe how entirely different are the ideas of half a dozen persons upon the subject the greater number marking high enough for two or three hats. draw the concealed handkerchief from the coat. and spreading out the false one. a pair of scissors. Place a hat on the table at the back of the room. so that the two handkerchiefs are brought together. and dropping the real one into the hat. at the same time bidding the company observe that the handier- — . Bequest any person to mark upon the wall the exact height of an ordinary silk hat. Proceed as follows: Secrete a common handkerchief between the lower edge of the coat and waistcoat. Having obtained a lady's handkerchief. and a plate. Pretend to look for some mark in the borrowed handkerchief.— 52 THE BLACK ART FULLY EXPOSED. in the act of turning. are required to carry out this illusion. that the handkerchief may not fall. but no great haste is required. a handkerchief. and. the lower button of the coat being fastened. exposing well the false article. The Hat Puzzle. but realty be crushing the borrowed handkerchief into small compass. as every one will be too intent upon examining the ring on the stick to watch the operator. Then lay it on the edge of the hat. Borrow a handkerchief. away from the audience. — — The Restored Handkerchief. turn sharply round. holding it in the left hand. supposing the hat to be placed on its crown on the floor. Exhibit the hat before its height is marked. A hat. right-liand ring must be secreted in the sleeve or pocket after the effect is produced. that is. a newspaper. and pass the borrowed handkerchief fi^om the left to the right hand. and dexterously substitute another in its place.
When eight have — . He asks one of the company to count the pieces one by one on the plate. fold up the paper and crush it as much as posborrow a pen-knife. making thirty-two in all. then he desires him to drop several pieces on the plate. handkerchief flat between two pages of a newspaper. pick the paper to pieces until the restored handkerchief is gradually developed. covered by the plate.THE BLACK AET FULLY EXPOSED. Then fetch Take the false handkerAsk some one to hold the chief and cut out the middle. empty the ashes from the plate upon the centre. borrowing the handkerchief. quickly pouring the pieces into the left hand. and throw the little practice will render this paper all into the fire. to secure one as much like the property liandkerchief as possible. He counts twenty-four. fold the paper and return with both paper and plate to the Now set fire to the edges of the destroyed company. and thus mixing the concealed eight pieces with the rest. Spread the paper out on the table. In a plate Ho holds the the operator has twenty-four shillings. plate in the left hand. Care must be taken. Then he takes the plate in the right hand. He asks the same person to hold the pieces in one hand and the plate in the other. let the fire burn itself out in the plate. some one else to hold the edges in the same manner. Lastly. chief never scissors. middle tightly in his hand. taking the hat away at the same time. all but the last fold. in illusion very startling in its effect. Place the cut which conceals the other handkerchief. so that the folds or creases may not betray anything. pull it out. first pouring the twenty-four pieces into his hands. having another eight shillings in the hand or fingers. A Excellent Trick with Shilling-pieces. sible. Leave the room to fetch a Lay the real plate. or 53 a pair of leaves their sight. centre on the paper. handkerchief.
until suffi- A — . Procure a rope the size of a clothes' and about twelve or fifteen feet long. in the mass of paper. Bid him stand as The performer far away as the double ropes will permit. returning to the crumpled paper. of course. and pieces. and pretends to re-wrap the coins. tlie THE BLACK ART FULLY EXPOSED. the fingers can easily reach it and draw it through the handkerchief. remove the package containing the eight shillings. Having folded the eight pieces in paper. shows that it has obeyed. and. of course. leaving it. and hold the two ends tightly. is now to drop the rope from his arms. This enables him to draw the rope well in between the wrists. discover that there are twenty-four. at all events. while he tears off another portion. which should be torn from a crumpled paper especially placed beforehand. he must pull tightly against the person holding the ends of the rope.04 fallen. on slacking the rope. The operator must remove the unused newspaper before any one thinks to examine it ? or. v/ithout untying the handkerchief. rids himself secretly of the package altogether. he will. then get him to draw the rope through the arms. He then commands the money to disappear. as in the first instance. rolls them up in a piece of newspaper. ' line. Ask some one to tie your wrists together with a handkerchief. he announces that he will make them disappear from the paper. The person holding the balance believes himself now to have only sixteen The operator takes the eight pieces in a pile. until. At this moment the operator discovers that the wrapping has burst. and appear in the hand of the person holding the plate and coins. To accomplish it. operator takes them away. and upon the gentleman holding the coins counting them one by one on the plate. Rope Trick.
and allows whatever is in that . Take the stick or poker. difiere7it sorts of of liquors are poured. This is so well known. — Get two a Cane or Poker stand in the middle of thread about a yard long. and rest it against the silk. — . that it requires but little description. into each which. by means of a small funnel. after having been proved to be perfectly empty. and it will remain stationary. and a piece of black silk Tie a pin on each end. The bottle is made inside with four tubes. thus the walking about is not interfered with. and fasten the pins into the cloth of the trousers under each knee. the different liquids are retained in the bottle but the instant the fingers are removed. It is an ordinary-looking bottle from which.THE BLACK AET FULLY EXPOSED. The Trick of the Inexhaustible Bottle. and defy him to pick it up without moving his feet. An Impossibility. To Make the black pins. By keeping the fingers over the apertures on the outside of the bottle. and the line hangs loosely between the knees. even at a great angle. Eequest any one to stand with his back against the wall the heels being close to the wall. many kinds of wines and spirits are produced in apparently inexhaustible varieties and quantities. and spread the knees to tighten the silk. Sit down at some distance from the company. The operator should pretend to make magnetic passes with the hands. 55 cient is tlirougli to permit one hand to slip through the noose of rope w^hich is formed by this last movement. A slight pull from the assistant causes the rope to fall free of the hands and arms. the air rushes in. as though the effect were due to magnetic influence. drop a handkerchief at his feet. — — Room.
so that when giving the five cents to another person to hold. Care must be observed. particular tube to escape. to return one. which you may borrow from one of the company. leaving the true dice in. The ** Twenty Cent*' Trick. the true and false dice are placed together in the hat. he of course has twenty. you may mix it with that sum. Removing the cover. and goes through the hat. Then take the cents from the plate in the right hand. but this you do not do in reality. which you keep concealed. in pouring out. You then state that you are going to take the dice out of the hat. and jet appearing to contain much more. which display on a plate. holding but a small quantity. and mixing them with the concealed five. and you must now proceed with the most marvelous part of your illusion. as before. Borrow twenty cents from the company. —To perform this trick satisfactorily you must try to impress your audience with the idea that the dice actually dissolves. although. having previously prepared five cents in your left hand. and place the six cents in his hand. For the performance a hat is required. The Dice Trick. when you take it remind him he has only four. which he will do. and pretend to place it — . give them to one of the company to hold. palm it. You may now ask him. Now have another cent palmed in your right hand. in reality.56 THE BLACK ART FULLY EXPOSED. tom. to avoid showing that the liquid flows but The glass should be thick at the botin a small stream. Taking the one cent you have just received in the right hand. as you take only the false dice out. supposing he then retains only fifteen. Ask the possessor to return five to you. that the head of the bottle be kept down in the wine-glass.
as he supposes. much to his own wonder and that of the company. give it two or three hearty shakes. you may make it. or. this will break the yolk. If executed with care and dexterity. and on nothing more than a looking-glass. striking tlie left hand with a rod. the four cents. which will sink to one end. fly into the closed hand of the person holding five. appear to fill it. bid it in the left. only so as not to be seen when standing in an ordinary position. stand upon the glass. "With the bottoms sunk a quarter of an inch. Put one cup then into the bag. taking the five and great amazement will result. Have ready a bag filled with the same kind of seed as you used in covering the bottoms. NoW) from the form of an egg. when it is settled. Now. the cent will of course appear to have been transferred thither. straight sides. yet is to be done even on a looking-glass. 57 Then. On unclosing the hand. and consequently make it more heavy. and whom you now ask you the full sum of twenty cents. and take it out turned bottom up- . Put the cups on the table. with a steady hand. This would be impossible while it continued in its proper state.. cents. whence you bid them fly into the closed hand of the perfifteen. nothing is more liable to roll. To make an egg stand on end on any — polished surface seems veiy extraordinary. On the bottoms spread some glue. son holding the supposed to return To Make an egg stand on one end on a table or Looking-Glass. quite plain. To accomplish this trick. make a more dexterous pass into the left hand. —Procure two tin cups without handles. and while he keeps talking and staring in the faces of his audience.THE BLACK AET FULLY EXPOSED. also two hats. and completely cover the glue with some kind of bird seed. let the performer take an egg in his hand. no illusion can be more effective. The Magic Cups. by which.
hiding it with your hand. that is. and smite with it instantly upon the stick. concealing it. and are examined by the company. turn that over. two or three are made sohd by linking.OQ THE BLACK ART FULLY EXPOSED. throw the bodkin or dagger into your lap or pocket. To Put a Ring through one's Cheek. one of the rings is split. —Take it you prefer bosom. into your The Bogle Bodkin. "when it will look as if it in that position a hollow bodkin. . and appear not to have been thrust into the haft but immediately afterward. is done on the same principle as the above. you slip the whole ring on your stick. (or if a dagger) so that the blade may slip into the handle as soon as the blade is turned upward. whip the ring out of your cheek. in the meantime. Then remove the hat. you change it for the other. one of which has a notch which admits your cheek. pull away your hand suddenly. The celebrated Chinese riug trick. all the others are solid. -v^'hich of course must be invisible to the audience. holding the point downward. of linking from seven to nine rings together. Put it under one hat. —Have two rings exactly ahke. Seem to thrust it into your forehead. in doiitg so turn it over. and whirling the other ring which you hold in your hand over around about the stick. had been filled. then desire some one to hold the end of the stick. and privately slip the notch over one side of your mouth . and. .) then after showing some appearance of pain. in doing so. and pull out another plain one like it which will completely deceive the spectators. and by means of the split ring they can all be joined in various ways. T/ards. put that under the other hat. (or if a dagger. and the cups will appear to have changed places. and it will fall out. Then take the other empty cup. When you have exhibited the perfect ring.
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A casket of time-honored vocal Only favorite and world-wide known songs are admitted in this and follow20 cents. Very fuDy illustrated. with numerous examples for practice. . Explaining the pure Italian method of producing and cultivating the Voice. etc. — Magic Trick Cards. Life in the Back Woods. — A mental. Songster. many a home made desolate for the want of knowing how to swim. Problems.— This book contains some of the most marvellous things in ancient and modern magic. and with them you can perform some of the most remarkable illusions ever Every boy a magician I ! ! discovered. animals.. Suffice it to Bay that any boy knowing the secrets it contains will be able to do things that will astonish all. and fun. Mailed for 25 cents. The Black Art Fully Exposed and Laid Bare. Enigmas. Magicians for perforrainof Wonder! Every man a conjurer Every girl a witch They are the most superior Trick Cards ever offered for Every one astonished sale. ContaiDs simple and full directions by which any one may aoquire this amusing art. Any boy who wishes to obtain an art by which he can develop a wonderful amount of astonishment. Mystery. Many a young life has been nipped in the bud. Profusely IllusMailed for 25 cents. This practical book now in the market. Mailed for most complete aad The Happy Home gems. Puzzles. Address FRANK M. with full directions. for 25 cents a pack. . Mailed. curious and Magic and — The American Sphinx. jugglery. Easy. The best work on Conjuring for AmaIllustrated. Sleigh t-of-Hand Tricks. trated. should learn Ventriloquism. Nott York. Charades. etc. as he easily can by following the simple secret given in this book. Art of Ventriloquism. Eiddles. and has to be seen to be fully appreciated. Mailed for 15 cents. ever printed. for imitating birds. R££D. Word Changes. The Amateur's Guide new work.Good Books Mailed on Eeceipt of Prioe. and much valuable information. Mailed for Twenty cents. etc. Conundrums. Decapitations. mystery. humorous and comic songs. An entirely to containing full and ample instructions on the Mysteries of jNIagic. 139 Eig-btli Street. teurs published. Every reader should possess this Itook so as to learn how to swim. Cryptographs. the best way Made — of Improving the Ear. Card '1 ricks. etc. The Fireside Songster. choice. Illustrated. and Trapping of all kinds of Animals. and peculiar sounds of various kinds. Also instructions tor making the magic whistle. Mailed for 20 cents. Swimming and Skating. — A complete collec- tion of Anagrams. — Used by ful Tricks. —A Guide to the Successful Hunting is at once the 20 cents. equally useful to professionalsingers and amateurs. the Management of the Breath. ing book. Mailed for collection — of the best-known senti- ! Mailed for 20 cents. Mailed for 25 cents. Rebuses.— A Singing complete Guide for learners.
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— By M. Street. also gives directions. Wrinkles.. how to Curl the Hair. etc. gives an Analysis of Perry^s Moth and Freckle Lotion.D. and oltentimes premature death. This is the best book ever written on the subject.—It gives full dii-ections for the Cure of Sunburn. Its contents are as follows Laws of Beauty— Air. Ayer's and Hair Vigor. among other things.— It tells how Gray Hair may be Restored to its natural color without the aid of Dyes. Balm of White Lilies. Laird'a Bloom of Youth. 60 cents.— It gives ample rules how Corpulency may he Cured— the Tat which will enable Skinned. Hall's Vegetable Sicilian Hair Renewer. Angular. Water. or Pomades. Hands. and is one that is no mother of a family can afford to be without Its usual price in the book stores $1. Address FRANK 139 M. Health. Chevalier's Life for the Hair. Cosmetics. Clark's Restorative for the Hair. etc. Mailed for Geo. in these mixtures cause disease (no room for more). and Beauty. Gray's Hair Restorative. Mrs. Comely and Active. but it will be mailed—//le latest and most complete edition—ioT only 75 cents. Ears and Nose— The Neck.. Professor Wood's Hair Restorative.— It tells what Young Men should do to acquire a Pine Silky and Handsome Beard and Mustache. Allen's World's Hair Restorer. Warts. REED. to be Plump and Eosy Gray how to If air. etc. Baldness. Sunshine. . Combe. Fat People. Freckles Preckles. showing how the lead. and Food— Work and Eest— Dress and Ornament— The Hair and its ManagementSkin and Complexion— the Mouth— The Eyes. Bony or Sharp Visaged People.—It gives as ample directions for Restoring Hair on Bald Heads. etc. Pbalon's Enamel. so that they can be entirely removed. Pimples. Beard and Miistaclie. TJie ITlana^ement and Care of Infants and Children. Pimples. Ring's Vegetable Ambrosia. Washington Hair Restorative. Hair Restorer America. Vigcar. the following of lieau People. and Feet— Growth and Marks that are Enemies of Beauty— Cosmetics and Perfumery. Cig^litliL New Xork.HEALTH : HINTS. Martha etc.50. Hagan's Magnolia Balm. made Lean. A new book showing how to Acquire and Retain Bodily Symmetry. Restorers. Phalon's Yitalia.— This chapter..— It Lean. as well stop Palling of the Hair.
. 139 l^igrlitU Street. the . . no matter how ridiculous it may be. . . in all Conditions of Society. how to mesmerize— a secret that has been sold over and over again for $10 how to make a person at a distance think of you. whether . REED. there issues from it a coiling serpent how to perform the Davenport Brothers* " Spirit Mysteries " how to copy any kind of drawing or picture. . It tells how to make the wonderful Magic or Invisible Photographs and Spirit Eggs of Pharo's Serpents. It tells all Skbovit Electrical PsychoUgy. to make a horse temporarily lame how to make him stand by his food and not cat it how to cure a horse from the crib or sucking wind how to put a young countenance on the horse how to cover up the heaves how to make him appear as if he had the glanders how to make a true-pulling horso baulk how to nerve a horse that i3 . Circassian curling fluid Sympathetic or Secret "Writing Ink .: . . and he cannot help doing it also. how to r^ake gold and silver from block-tin (the least said about which. Pictures. but it will be mailed to any battery .. how to banish and prevent mosquitoes from biting how to make yellow butter in winter . These horse secrets are being continually sold at one dollar each. and how to imitate gold and silver. and how to charm those you meet and make them love you. " Old Secrets avd New Discoveries " is worth $5 to any person.. how to take impressions from coins. though but the size of a pea. etc. . . . lame. the better) also. . showing how you can biologize any person and while under the influence he will do anything you may wkh him. Cologne Water Artificial honey Stammering how to make large noses small to cure drunkenness to copy letters without a press . It tells how to make ahorse appear as though he was badly foundered. . . . It tells how to make a cheap Galvanic Battery how to make a candle burn all . and more wonderful still. . they will or not. . . which when lighted. Address FRAIVK M. etc. Ne^w York. . to obtain fresh blown flowers in winter to make a good burning candle from lard and scores of other wonderful things for which there is no room to mention. to print pictures from the print itself. OLD SECRETS AND NEW DISCOVERIES Containing Information of Rare Value for All Classes. : : address on receipt of only 60 cents. how to plate and gild without a night how to make a clock for 25 cents how to detect counterfeit money .
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