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Professor Neckelsonn, the French magician! "will appear at the Grand. Theatre for three nights, commenicng next Thursday. The Professor has a remarkable pesonality. He is of the healthy, robust type of Frenchman who is now performing wonders in the battle-line, and has the polished manner and address of a cultured Parisian. He was born at Rheims, in France, and served with the army,for two years, until at Verdun he met with a bad accident to one of his legs, and a troublesome Iknee kept him in hospital for six months and ended his career with the army. He is one of a family of eight boys, of whom six are now fighting for France, one having recently been shot through the neck, and he is immensely proud of the French. Army's achievements against their arch-enemy. 11l 1913 he was in ■ Parisp. and there gave niany entertainments, and after-, a-per-formance in the Salon Quai d'Orsay, the most exclusive^ drawing-room in the Chamber of Deputies, he was presented with a handsome bronze medallion by, President Lalande. Afterwards he • set i out on a tour of the world, visiting Belgium. Italy, Spain, Portugal, America, South Africa, India, Burma, China, Japan and Australia (where he appeared under the management of Mn Hugh J. Macintosh). He xiaa a gold-mounted inglacca cane, presented to him by the Emperor of Java, and many interesting souvenirs from the various countries he has visited.

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A SKILLED MAGICIAN., Wanganui Chronicle, Volume LX, Issue 16730, 22 August 1916

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A SKILLED MAGICIAN. Wanganui Chronicle, Volume LX, Issue 16730, 22 August 1916

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