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Mail Tribune 100, Nov. 30, 1918 Continued

The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago.

Nov. 30, 1918 Continued


Carter, the magician, and his company of 25 people with 15 tons of marvelous illusions, will be at the Page theater Monday night. Carter has astounded the world with his incomparable mysteries and uncanny, laughable entertainment in conjuring.

He has visited every country in the world, creating a furor everywhere. Carter traveled over 5,000 miles into the interior of India and spent five months in Benares, on the banks of the sacred river Ganges, studying the occult, with native fakirs and mahatmas, and as a result brings back with him now a series of the most perplexing, confounding, and utterly surprising marvels, hitherto undreamt of in magic circles. Carter saw faithful exponents of Hindu magic, suspend animation, sit in air, project their astral selves, grow trees, divine thought, and in diverse ways manifest their seeming supernatural or preternatural powers. In India, the thought for Levitation, Carter’s masterpiece, germinated, and he will now present to America’s millions, this last word in illusion building, which has been the dream of magicians and hitherto inexplicable.


The Mail Tribune is in receipt of the following acknowledgment of tobacco kits sent a year ago by subscribers. Though it has taken nearly a year to reach the soldiers, the tobacco evidently was all the more appreciated.

Oct. 28, 1918.

Thoughtful Friend:

I received one of your tobacco kits, which I certainly did appreciate.

When a soldier receives a little missive of this sort that the folks back home and thinking of us, and that.

Thanking you again, I remain,

SGT. R. E. DERBY, Somewhere in France, Oct. 26, ‘18.


Medford Mail Tribune,

Medford, Ore.

Gentlemen — Allow me to thank you for the men of my section who appreciated very much the tobacco kit given them by you through the American Red Cross in France, who are the soldiers’ best friend on the battlefield. It reached us at a time when most needed.

Thanking you again, I remain,

Yours respectfully,

SGT. R. G. MOORE, Bat. B. _____F A.

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