A Magician's Tour Up and Down and Round about the Earth; Being the Life and Adventures of the American Nostradamus
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...engaged Signora Neri and Signor Nulli, prima donna and pianist of the Italian Opera Company, who contributed to the popularity of the entertainment. So notable did the entertainment at the Athenaeum become, that on one occasion the principal of the public schools gave out as a copy to the writing class, "Kellar, the Royal Illusionist, is very clever," and on that day every school boy in Cape Town practiced with his pen on a statement which their elders, as well as themselves, heartily endorsed. The newspapers were lavish in their praise of the performances. The Terries said: "Every evening Mr. Kellar has had to turn people from the doors." The Argus remarked: "Anything more refined and artistic could hardly be witnessed in any city of the world. Last evening the hall was filled with as intelligent an audience as is ever gathered in this citv at a public entertainment, and, without exception, all pronounced the result marvelous." In reporting the performance, the Times said: "On Monday night Mr. F. G. Goodhffe and Mr. A. G. Jones tied the 'mediums.' Mr. Goodliffe mentioned incidentally that he had tied Maskelyne and Cooke, and this gave Mr. Kellar the opportunity of alluding to an unfair criticism, which had appeared in one of the leading journals of the town. He was very glad, indeed, that there was a gentleman present who had tied Maskelyne and Cooke, and he would ask him to give his verdict at the conclusion of the performance. The seances were then gone through, the tying was done with the greatest care, and at the conclusion Mr. Goodliffe expressed his opinion to the effect that this was the most clever performance of its kind he had ever witnessed." In another issue the Times stated: "On Monday...
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