Magician. For many years he was a headliner in vaudeville.
ZORA LANNOM RE-WEDS
THE WIFE OF "ASTRO, THE HINDU SEER," ALSO C. A. CONLIN
Wedding Occurred in Pasadena Astro Known in Bartlesville and Dewey for His Hocus Pocus. Bartlesville, Okla., Oct. 15. Mrs. Zora C. Lannom, divorced wife of Harold D. Lannom, whose troubles, marital and otherwise have furnished Bartlesville with something to talk about for a number of years, has been married in Pasadena, Calif., to C. A. Conlin, better known as "Astro," the Hindu Seer, The Man Who Knows," according to news received here. Miss Cammile Lannom, a daughter, has received a letter from her mother asking: her to come to Kansas City and meet her new father-in-law. Mr. and Mrs. Conlin are coming to Bartlesville for a visit. It is expected they will live in California, where Conlin is reputed to have mining interests. Lannom is in Los Angeles where he was arrested two weeks ago for shooting up a saloon. As Pasadena is a suburb of Los Angeles, Lannom seems to have been on hand when his former wife was re-married. Astro came to Bartlesville in the spring of 1911 and played an engagement at the Odeon theater in the role of Hindu seer and answering questions put by members of the audience. He also gave readings in his rooms and after closing his engagement at the Odeon, business here proved to be so good that he remained here until in the summer. He was a sensational advertiser and claimed to have many powers. His advertisements usually read as follows: "Astro, the World's greatest clair voyant, the Man Who Knows. He calls your name aloud; tells you just what you called for without asking a question. Tells everything you want to know; who is true And who is false to you ; names whom and when you marry; settles lovers quarrels; re unites- the separated; locates absent ones; shows how to gain the love of those you most desire even though miles away; how and when to invest to obtain the best results. Whatever your trouble he can help you to success, wealth and happiness. Unlike the fortune teller and pretender, he asks no fee in advance, and no fee if Derfect satisfaction is not given. 1 want to get acquainted with you and prove to vour own satisfaction that 100 vears in advance in power to any other clairvoyant in the world today." Astro went to Dewey from here. We played an engagement at the airdome but Dewey people proved suspicious and when a small boy discovered a number of wires under the stage of the theater he cut them. According to an investigation prosecute by a street corner grand jury, Astro's success had been due to a telephone arrangement connecting his mysterious headgear with tacks in the floor, by which he received whispered 'messages from his confederates behind the scenes. That night when Astro-started to answer a question put by a member of the audience he hesitated, side-stepped to connect with another tack or two, and, failing, called down the curtain.
From The Coffeville Daily Journal Tuesday Oct 15, 1912
Contributor: John Resler Swift (48521764)
Zora Catherine Swafford Hait
1875–1959 (m. 1915)
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