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'''Willis''', a magician and ventriloquist, was a veteran of the [[Civil War]] who had been wounded in his arm.  
 
'''Willis''', a magician and ventriloquist, was a veteran of the [[Civil War]] who had been wounded in his arm.  
  
He was assisted by a young [[Frederick Eugene Powell]] several nights when he was ging performances in Chester, Pennsylvania. <ref>Sphinx, September, 1927, page 226</ref>
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He was assisted by a young [[Frederick Eugene Powell]] several nights when he was giving performances in Chester, Pennsylvania. His principal trick consisted of thrusting a knife through his wrist, and while blood was flowing freely would go among the audience to allow very close scrutiny of both the knife and his wrist.<ref>Sphinx, September, 1927, page 226</ref>
  
  

Revision as of 15:49, 23 February 2013

Willis
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Flourished1800s

Willis, a magician and ventriloquist, was a veteran of the Civil War who had been wounded in his arm.

He was assisted by a young Frederick Eugene Powell several nights when he was giving performances in Chester, Pennsylvania. His principal trick consisted of thrusting a knife through his wrist, and while blood was flowing freely would go among the audience to allow very close scrutiny of both the knife and his wrist.[1]


References

  1. Sphinx, September, 1927, page 226