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MYSTIFIES WITH MARVELOUS
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WASHINGTON, April 19.—Eleven weeks
ego an Austrian magician, short and
Btout and of a wholly unwizardlike ap
pearance, dropped into Washington and
began the practice of his art.
lie was absolutely unknown, and the
mention of his name, Malini, was without
Today it may be said that he is the
most talked-of person in a city of talk
ed-of personages, and stories of his queer
doings with diplomats, cabinet members,
senators, representatives and other great
men who go to make up life at the na
tional capital are daily rehearsed over
the teacups of the fashionables.
He has fooled distinguished gentlemen
without number, whose business in lifo
is to fool other folks. The most adroit
jugglers in statecraft and legislation have
down before him, not excepting
that most wily of foreign ministers, Wu
And tins onslaught on the camp of
Washington notables was premeditated
and done in conformity with a design
germinated years ago in the far-off land
of legerdemain, Bohemia.
It was there that Malina was born,
and it was there, too, that at the age
of five he ran away from home and hir
od himself us an assistant to the two fore
most magicians of Austria.
lli.s diminutive frame was utilized in
an humble way in the working of their
wonders, and it naturally came about
that Malini absorbed the characteristics
that go toward the making of a suc
cessful magician. But his young head
contained ideas other than those sug
gested by the performances in which he
was a daily participant One day, when
he was but six years old, a pack of play
in?r cards fell into his hands. They fas
cinated him and from that time to this
never a day has passed that he has not
handled them. To work with them has
become his second nature, and if there
is another man who can make them do
more remarkable thiirgs than he this
cosmopolitan town has not seen him.
Besieged the Palace Doors.
"As far back as I can re-member," said
Malini to the Sunday AVorld correspond
ent, "I had an ambition to perform with
cards for none but royal families. I
traveled all over Europe, but I found
that the door of palaces would not easily
open to a poor and unknown boy, no mat
ter what his ability. It takes months
there for a stranger without wealth or
jicisition to reach the outer portal. •
"Then suddenly I began to hear of
America and of the crowned head there
who was chosen by the people. 'If the
people choose their king,' said I to my.
Belf, 'They certainly do not have as hard
a time to see him as I have had trying
to reach the czars and emperors on this
side of the Atlantic. To America, then, I
shall go and work to play before her royal
family. That will be the opening wedge;
the rest will come in time" "
Malini stands upon the threshold of his
ambition. He lias performed before the
leaders in thought and action at the capi
tal anil arrangements are being made by
which he is to appear before President
• velt at the White house.
Nov. as to Malini's tricks. In the first
place there are but few of them that can
be satisfactorily explained, and those
which offer a chance for explanation are
' I I wonderful cleverness that
a even then mysuned, simple as Iney
r to be.
■■ as performing one day in Senator
1 ■;■ r's cdmmittee room in the capitol
i an audience composed exclusively
of stnut'<rs and representatives.
Senator Hale Amazed.
''Here, change that into a lemon," said
or Hale, laughingly, as he picked
up .i big orange on a desk and tossed it
to the magician. The orange vanished the
!t it reached Mallni's hands—where,
no one present could say— and at the same
time a lemon was being offered to Mr.
"lf you can grow oranges as fast as you
can lemons 1 want you down on my
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plantation," said Senator Taliaferro, who
hails from Florida.
He borrowed a $10 bill from Mr. Hale
and also repossessed himself of me lemon.
The bill permitted the Maine statesman
to place in a handkerchief, which was
then tied up.
"You are sure it is there?" asked Malini.
Mr. Hale grasped tne handkerchief
tightly and said he could feel the crisp
note inside. The hand-kerchief was then
laid on a desk.
Malini borrowed a pocketbook, cut the
top off the lemon and away down in the
pulp was a $10 bill, Which the magician
"That is your money," said Malini to
"But how about the bill in the hand
kerchief?" asked the senator.
"Open the handkerchief yourself," was
the reply. This was done, and the money
"I hate to spoil a good trick," continued
Senator Hale, "but before handing you
the bill I tore a piece off one of the cor
ners so that I might know the bill which
you handed me back was the same one I
"Have you the torn piece? 1' asked Ma
lini, undisturbed. "Yes? Then fit it to the
bill." This was done and the two pieces
An ordinary pack of playing cards was
sent for and the seal broken in the pres
ence of the audience. Malini was blind
folded with a towel and the cards placed
in his hands.
Fooled Six Senators at Once.
He-permitted six senators to select each
a card, look at it and return it to the
pack. One of the senators, at his re
quest, made three piles of the cards on a
desk. Then Malini, borrowing a pocket
.knife, began to mix the cards into in
describable confusion with it. Suddenly
he struck the blade through a card.
"What was the first card taken?" hi
'•Mine, the five of diamonds," said Sen
ator Dubois. Malini exhibited the one
poised on the point of the blade and it
was the five of diamonds.
The five other cards'were likewise pre
sented to the senators who had selected
Representative Sulzer had picked up
his derby hat to leave the room.
"Excuse me, but there is something
inside your hat," said Malini.
"No, there is not," said Sulzer, looking
"Your eyesight must be getting bad,"
continued the prestidigitateur at the
same time drawing a whole brick, cov
ered with dry mortar from the derby.
At a dinner given by Prof. Alexand«r
Graham 15(11, the inventor of the tele
phone, Malini met the Chinese minister
After taking so many eggs from Mr.
Wu's nose and eyes and' mouth that the
diplomat was moved to cry enough an 1
declare that he was no chi-ken, Malini
had him select a card, tear it up and
hand him all but one piece.
"What was the card" asked Malini.
"The five of diamonds," replied the
"Would you," he said, turning to Sena
tor Fairbanks, "go into the library and
on page 855 of the dictionary bring his
excellency the card Which he just tore
The Torn Piece Fitted.
Senator Fairbanks returned with a card
out of which a little piece was missing.
Mr. Wu iitted th<3 bit of cardboard he
held into the space, and it was seen
that it belonged there.
This trick never fails to make a hit.
In Senator Hanna's home, where Ma
lini entertained, the card was found in a
flower pot on a second-story back porch.
Of course, it was highly improbable that
Malini had ever put it there.
Speaking of Senator Hanna. Malini
made his acquaintance in a curious way.
He had been wandering through the
capitol, when he happened to drift into
the marble room. Some one who hked
a joke introduced the magician to the
Ohioan as a constituent in search ol an
Malini, after the fashion of office
seekers, grasped the senator by the lapel
button and became persistent. Hanna.
wearying of his importuniings, backed
away, and as iie did so there was a rlp-
f E ST. PAUL GLOBS, aUNDAY, APBIL 2 0, 1902.
ping sound and the button came off-
Of course, Hanna was angry, but Ma
lini, with the imperturbability which is
his reigning characteristic, calmly said:
"It's all right, senator; just blow on
it." Blow on it Mr. Hanna involuntar
ily did. Malini replaced the button, hit
it a few gentle taps, and it was on tight
er, if anything, than before.
Senator Hanna was delignted and orrer
ed to let Malini strip him of all his but
tons if he would only show him how the
trick was worked.
This button deception has been worked
on Admiral Schley, Secretary of the
Treasury Shaw, Gen. Miles. Chief of the
Secret Service Wilkie and other keen of
ficials, but there is not one who has yet
given a plausible solution of how the
trick is accomplished.
At a dinner given by Mr. Henry May,
Malini was introduced to the .Russian
ambassador. Count Cassin.
"1 will leave the room," the Austrian
said, "and while I am gone your excel
lency will select a card and replace it in
This done, Malini retired.
"Give me your hand and look me
straight in the eye,' he said to the cc-unt.
After perhaps a minute Malini permitted
the ambassador's hand to drop and said".
"It's no use. I'm not feeling well to
night, and I can't tell you the card you
took; but have you a watch?"
Count Cassini produced his watch, wihich
"Ever talk to it?" asked the wizard.
The count admitted that his conversa
tions had been directed in other direc
"You should talk to it sometimes," Ma
lini went on. It will tell you" a great
many things. But this watch needs wind
There was a noise like a railroad train
passing over a series of switches as Ma
lini turned the stem.
"Now," he said, "all is ready. I will
try to have the watch tell you the card
you selected.* There may be a mistake,
but if so it will be the watch's and not
mine. If the watch strikes one it means
'no;' two means 'yes.' "
"But it doesn't ring," protested the
"Oh. that's because you've neglected
it," responded Malini.
"Was the card a diamond?" was the
first question asked.
There was the mellowest kind of a ring
"Was it a club?"
The watch struck two.
"What card of clubs?"
There were eight mallow tinkles.
"The watch says you took the eight of
clubs," announced Malini.
"An.l what the watch says is entirely
correct," admitted the Russian, surprised
Ambassador yon Holleben, of Germany,
was one of a half-dozen persons who
selected cards from a pack and then re
turned them. Malini then threw the
pack in the air and caught five of the
cards as they came swirling down. He
handi d them to five of the gentlemen wt#>
had drawn cards, and they acknowledged
that they were the same. The German
on-bassador, however, complained that he
had not received his.
"You couldn't have put it back in the
peck," said Malini.
"Rut I did," expostulated the diplomat.
"Well, I suppose It's my mistake," was
the prestidigitateur's reply.
At the same time he shook Mr. yon
Holleben's hand apologetically, contriv
ing thereby to turn his back to the audi
ence. A loud laugh went up at the am
bassador's expense. There was the card
of which he had complained sticking
out of his coat collar. This trick, with
a variation, was tried on Secretary Shaw
in his office. In this case the card about
which there had bf en a dispute was found
on the chair which the secretary was oc
His Most Remarkable Feat.
On this occasion Malini performer! one
of the most remarkable feats in his re
pertoire. He uermitted everybody in the
room—fifteen in aii—to select each a card.
Then a ring was formed and hands were
joined, and Malini told each person the
card he held in his hand. It was ap
parent that the trick involved a great
mental strain, but as to how he accom
plished it he wouid give no intimation.
Indeed, Malini will take no part in dis
cus?ions as to how he works his wonders.
Cards change from red to black in his
hand and back aerain to red without so
much as the moving: of a muscle that the
eye can detect.
Malini has been charged with practic
ing hypnotism, but in reply he simply
gives vent, to a non-committal smile.
Since his marvelous skill with cards
has become known Malini has been sought
by professional sharps, and only this
week was offered a salary of $l'0,0(V) a
year and all expenses paid to place him
self in the hands of such men. The lit
tle wizard indignantly declined.
"I will either make an honest living
or none at all," he told them. "If I want
ed to be crooked I could make more
money than you promise to pay, so why
shculd I tie myself up with you?"
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Women Get War Medals.
The military medal of France has just
been conferred upon some half dozen
women. Foremost among these is Mile.
Dodu, the woman who through her
knowledge of telegraphy was enabled to
tap the wires worked by the Prussians
and so obtained valuable information for
the use of the Fench general.
Mme. Renon, by profe£«'on a painter,
won the medal when in the war of IS7O
she devoted herself to her countrymen as
an army nurse, and in the performance
of such duties was wounded during an
Mme. Laurin, who wears five medals
actually fought as a soldier in the ranks
of the Third regiment of zouaves and was
taken prisoner and then escaped —Los
"There goes an outlaw who has killed
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"I want to shake £ Is hand " spoke up
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the record. ; , .
, "Are you an outlaw, stranger?"
No; I'm a chauffeur."-Chicaso News,
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BRITAIN SEES CRISIS
With Peace in Sight in South
Africa, Irish Sentiment
. Is Menace
WAR ON THE LANDLORDS
Demand for Change in the Tenant
System Is General, and It I*
Aided by the Protestants
of the North.
Special Cable to The Globe.
LONDON, April 19.— Britain is rapidly
approaching another of those crises which
shake affairs ip Ireland. While peace
in South Africa seems within measurable
distance, the British government is threat
ened with a civil war almost at the
No longer are the Irish executives, Lord
Cadogan and Mr. Wyndiam, supported in
any part of Ireland. The great mass of
the Protestant farmers in the north have
made up their minds that the present land
system must end, and Lord Salisbury is
face to face with an almost universal
Irish demand for removal of the land
"What is the sense," says Thomas "Wal
lace Russell, the leader of the movement,
"of defying Irish opinions?" To this the
Times, the organ of the Irish landlord
"Since Mr. Redmond held up Connaught
as an example to the rest of Ireland of
what the United Irish league could do
to paralyze laws and turn government
into ridicule, there has never been a doubt
in the minds of thoughtful Britons as to
what should" be done. We have simply
delayed doing it. But we delay no longer.
"While there is little crime against the
Here is a chance for you to get a
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We have about twenty-five that
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Call or Write for Particulars.
ST. PAUL, MINN.
Sole agents for Weber, Vose amd Wesley
person in Ireland, the loyalist population
in many parts has succumbed to terror
ism just as the middle classes in Sicily
and the Neapolitan provinces have found
it nocessary to />ay blackmail to the
Mafia and Camorra. These conditions
must now be ended."
A TRIFLE EMBARRASSING.
Absentminded Husband Tags the
Probably the most absent-minded man
in Kansas City was on an East Ninth
street car last night, says the Star. With
his wife he sat on the soutli side of the
coach. Opposite was a young woman.
The car was about half fuy. At McGas
street the wife suggested to her husband
that he see whether there were any va
cant seats on the grip car. He opened
the forward door, stepped out on the
platform, was gone only a few seconds
and returned. Instead of sitting next
to his wife he calmly sat down beside
the young woman opposite her.
"There's not a vacant scat out there, '
The young woman looked distressed and
made no answer. The wife was evident
"There isn't a vacant seat out there,"
"I say," he said in a tone a little lou3
-er, "there isn't a doggoned seat out
The young woman straightened up and
DR. NEWTON. TO GO TO STAIsTFORD.
New York Pastor to Preacli to Students of Lcland Stanford Luiversily.
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REV- RICHARIi. HEBlr^ NEWTON'
-::•::■,.. Despite the remonstrances of his parishioners. Rev. Dr. R. Heber Newton
has resigned the rectorship of A ll Souls Protestant Episcopal church. New York
to accept the position of , special preacher at the Leland Stanford university.
Palo Alto, Cal. Dr. Newton is noted both for his eloquence and the liberality
of his vitws*
frowned, but made no response.
The passengei-3 were titt-ring and the
"Wife was painfully embarrassed, but ap
poi-red at a l->ss to know how to act
Then came the climax.
The absent-minded man elevated his
elbow somewhat, gave the young woman
a gentle poke in the side, and at the
same time said:
"Martha, wake up. There are no seats
It was the last straw.
From across the car came a shrill
confusion. Apologies.—Tacoma Ledger.
Why Riiiß Is "Worn on Third Finser.
A long time ago the wedding ring was
worn on the forefinger and was thickly
studded with precious stones. People
who have seen the old pictures of the
Madonna in Rome will remember that
in one or two of them there is a
glistening ring on the forefinger of her
risht hand, but with Christianity cama
the wearing of the wedding ring on the
third finger rather than the flrt. The
old story of there being a vein that runs
from that finger to the heart, says the
Chicago Tribune, is nonsense. Its use
originated in this way: The priest put
it on the thumb, saying "In the name of
the Father;" on the forefinger, adding,
"In thre name of the Son;" on the second
finger, repeiting, "In the name of the
Holy Ghost," and on the third finsrc-r.end
ing with "Amen." And there it stayed.—
Fiffhtine Began Before He Got It.
Maj. Jenkins' sword has taken on es
pecial value as a souvenir.—Washington
The chickadee tilts
On a sycamore bough
In cute little kilts
The chickadee tilts;
Like a brownie on stilts.
With his sweet little Fran
The chickadee tilts
On a sycamore bough.
-The chickadee wears
A cunning black cap.
In all his affairs
The chickadee wears,
Without any airs—
The dear "little chap—
The chickadee wears
A cunning black cap.
The chickadee's song
It is not very long,
The chickadee's song;
Not much for a throng,
But it satisfies me.
The chickadee's song
The chickadee nests
In the heart of a tree.
The cats are not guests
Where the chickadee nests;
No robber molests
His llttl^ptepee. •
The chickadee nests
In the heart of a tree.
The chickadee stays
All the year round.
On cold winter days
The chickadee stays;
The cat-bird delays
Till daisies abound;
The chickadee stays
All the year round
—LcTloy T. Weeks.
Hail, geddle Sprig! Oh thee I sltf,
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