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SHOOTS LIEUTENANT POINT AND THEN COMMITS SUICIDE. No on ed , Both Were Officers of Twenty-ninth sail Infantry, Stationed a Fort Douglas— , Raibourn Had Been Drinking Heav ily and Was Arrested—Point Was ! for in Shot Twice in the Legs. Salt Lake, May 1.—Captain W. A. Raibourn, Twenty-ninth infantry, U. S. A., committed suicide at Fort Douglas ' be, early Sunday after making a murder-1 as ous assault on Lieutenant William H. j in day ing den ing as Point, also of the Twenty-ninth infan try. Point was shot twice by his su perior officer, one bullet penetrating his left thigh and another inflicting a deep flesh wound in his right leg. After Lieutenant Point had fallen, Captain Raibourn turned his revolver upon himself, sending a bullet into his head about three inches behind - his right ear. He died almost nistantly. Captain Raibourn had been drinking heavily and the tragedy was an out growth of his arrest on Tuesday last on a charge of drunkenness. On Tuesday of last week Captain Raibourn was appointed officer of the day at Fort Douglas, but failed to re port for duty and was absent in the city for 24 hours without leave. He was arrested the following day, but was given the privileges of the fort, under orders not to leave the grounds. On Saturday evening Captain Raibourn broke the parole and came to the city. Lieutenant Point, who was sent after him with an ambulance, found him in a Main street saloon and he was re turned to Fort Douglas under arrest. He was ordered to remain in his quar ters. Lieutenant Point's quarters are but two doors from those which Captain Raibourn occupied. The lieutenant had just stepped out of doors early Sunday, when Captain Raibourn appeared, car rying a heavy 38 caliber revolver. His manner was threatening and Point said, "Now, captain, don't do anything foolish." Raibourn made no reply, but immediately began shooting. When other officers and soldiers ran -out. after hearing the shots, Captain Raibourn lay dead and Lieutenant Point lay in front of his quarters. Lieu tenant Point was taken to his quar ters. He is said to be resting well. Raibourn's body was embalmed and will be shipped to Oakland City, Ind., where his r,.other and two sisters re side. He has a brother in Chicago. Captain Raibourn had sought to avoid a courtmartial and had forward ed to Washington his resignation from the army. It had not been accepted and it was supposed that trial by court martial awaited him. Worry over the probability of a dishonorable discharge from the army ana dissipation are be lieved to have unbalanced his mind. Captain Raibourn, who was 35 years of age, and unmarried, enlisted in the army in 1891, as a private, and had worked his way up from the ranks. Captain Raibourn and Lieutenant Point had served together in the Philippines and were firm friends. Lieutenant Point entered the army as captain of the Fifty-first Iowa vol unteers, and later was appointed to the regular service. He has passed the examination anu qualified for pro motion to a captaincy. Captain Raibourn formerly was re garded as an efficient officer, but re cently he had been drinking hard and could not be relied on for duty. by , , be to I j I I j ! is IDAHO FOREST RESERVES. Opinion in Washington, D. C., Is Sena tor Heyburn Will Fail. At the national capital the opinion prevails that Senator Heyburn's pro test against the establishment of eight additional forest reserves in Idaho will avail him little, and that the policy of the administration with respect to the establishment of forest reserves, as outlined by Forest Pinchot, will be carried out. At best, the senator can only hope to restrict the magnitude of Forester Pinchot's program. The eight reserves mentioned above, namely, the Shoshone, embracing 1, 000,000 acres of land; Kootenai, em bracing 50.00 acres of land; the Hen ry's lake, covering 500,000 acres of land in the eastern portion of Fre mont county; the Sawtooth, embracing nearly three times as much in Boise county; the Payette, of a million acres in Idaho county; the Squaw creek di vision of the Weiser, embracing 300, 000 acres in Washington county; the 200,000 acre addition to the Yellow stone reserve in Bingham county, and the proposed 450,000 acre addition to the Bitter Root reserve in Idaho coun ty. if created, will embrace about 5, 000,000 acres of land. These reserves would pretty much include all of Sho shone, Boise and Idaho counties, as well as immense strips in Fremont and Bingham counties on the eastern Boundary line. Paderewski Goes Home. Ignace Paderewski has arrived in Boston and hopes to sail fron New York for Switzerland about May 10. Mr. Paderewski is suffering from a nervous prostration and myalgia of the muscles of the neck, brought on by a severe shock of some kind. Chicago Labor Leaders Indicted. Twelve of the labor leaders promi nently identified with the teamsters' strike now in progress in Chicago were indicted by the grand jury. Each indictment contains six counts, and charges the men with conspiracy. I THE PAST WEEK OF THE WAR. No Sea Fight as Yet—Lir.evitch Is All Ready. There were few important develop ments in the far east last week, either on land or sea. The movements of both Russian squadrons were shroud ed in mystery. It is not yet known whether Admiral Rojestvensky will sail north through the straits of For-j A nlosa antl risk encounter with any Jap anese vessels that may attempt to m tercept him or whether he will make for the open sea and seek to reach Vladivostock by an outside course. The manifest reluctance of the Japanese to engage the enemy now that it has en tered Asiatic waters leaves everybody in doubt as to what Togo's plans may be, and it is a matter of guesswork as to whether the great battle is to be in the near future or at some indefinite day that is far away. On land there are some signs of ac tivity, but seemingly nothing approach ing preparation for an advance. The vanguards of both armies are in touch north of Tie pass and the disorgani zation incident to the battle of Muk den and the subsequent pursuit has been corrected. General Linevitch de clares that he is ready to assume the offensive and seems to be slowly feel ing his way toward the south, but he meets pressure at every point from the Japanese and it is evident that he will make no substantial forward move ment without encountering active re sistance. So far as is known, the Japanese are making no turning movement with a view to driving in either of the Rus sian flanks, but there tfre reiterated reports that the Japanese are advanc ing along the eastern road from Korea, the evident intention being to get in the rear of Vladivostock. But the news of these laud operations is notice ably indefinite and the world is about as ignorant of them as it is of the maneuvers of the belligerent fleets on the sea. MANY BEGGARS IN LONDON. London Society Is Daily Adding More to the Lists. At a meeting ihis week of the Lon don Mendicity association, an organ ization formed for the purpose of counteracting the efforts of the pro fessional beggar, many interesting rev elations as to the methods employed by the begging fraternity were made. During the last year the society ex tended its lists of street beggars to 76,000, and in order to keep this ex traordinary record completely up to ,, , ... . . „ the date the chief commissioner of police 1 , , x ^ , . I with of long of are the The sia, pass the ers, icy, and of of by by old free all has directed that full particulars of every street begging case that comes before the London police courts will be sent to Sir Eric Buchanan, the so ciety's secretary. The society's experts investigated 1469 begging letters last year. They have now a collection of 233,000 such appeals in their possession. Three out in the , . . , , I of trained investigators were employed | to ascertain whether the writers of begging letters deserved help. Analy I sis showed that out of every 100 25 j were sent by absolute impostors, 50 I were not deserving of help, and of I the remainder from five to seven were j very deserving. The society's secre ! tary estimates that at least $500,000 is given in haphazard alms annually. TRAINS IN COLLISION. Five Persons Are Killed and Several Injured. Greenville, S. C.—The special train bearing the Robert C. Ogden educa tional party ran into a freight train just outside Greenville. None of the Ogden party was seriously hurt. The engine, baggage car, library car and two dining cars were badly damaged. Nearly all of the party were asleep when the accident occurred. The passengers injured were in the dining car. The fireman on the special was killed, as were also a flagman and three employes in the dining car, and Professor Henry Farnam of Yale university had his right arm broken and was severely cut and bruised. Mrs. Farnam was cut and bruised. When news of the wreck reached Greenville a wrecking train with a party of physicians was hurried to the scene. After the collision the wreck caught fire and it is feared that W. W. Can ning, one of the cooks, was burned to death. GREAT CHESS PLAYER INSANE. a Champion Harry Pillsbury Tries Sui cide. When Harry Nelson Pillsbury, the American champion chess player, one time champion of the world and prob ably the most marvelous trick chess player that ever lived, tried to commit suicide in Philadelphia during a fit of insanity a few days ago he only ful filled the fate which has been that of nearly all of the great masters of the game, says the Chicago Chronicle. The tremendous mental strain which they undergo in the great tournaments, aid ed and abetted by excessive use of stimulants to keep them keyed up to the proper pitch, is too much for the human brain, nt^matter how abnormal ly brilliant. Rio Grande River Overflows. El Paso, Tex., May 2. —The Rio Grande river broke over its banks to day, 30 miles above El Paso, and over flowed 2000 acres of aualfa and other rich lands, ruining crops and carrying away many smaller houses. The town of Berino is entirely abandoned. be in the in „ . High Insurance in Mexico Mexico City, May 1.—Fire insurance ! companies doing business in this coun ' try, principally German and British companies, have agreed to advance I rates from 30 to 40 per cent. \ A Historic Event of Highest Signifi CZAR'S EASTER OIFT REAL RELIGIOUS IREEDOH CON UPON HIS SUBJECTS. ,, „ , . ., the coffee and sugar and considering , . , , , shaving wicked. The latter survived cance—Means Millions of Dollars in Taxes Will Be Abolished to the Peas antry—Liberty of Conscience Has Been Repeatedly Proclaimed. St. Petersburg, May 2.—-Real re ligious freedom, conferred upon his subjects by Emperor Nicholas as an Easter gift, is a historic event of the highest significance, in comparison with which the remission of millions of dollars of taxes to the peasantry, a long list of decorations and six pages of promotions of bureaucratic officials are hardly worth comment. Liberty of conscience has been re peatedly proclaimed, and Procurator Pobedonossteff in his famous reply to the evangelical petition of 1888, con tended that it existed in the empire. The fact is that as a trysting place all religions have been tolerated in Rus sia, but none has been allowed to tres pass upon the orthodox faith as enunciated from the mosque that faces the church on the Nevsky in St. Petersburg. People were free to re main true to the religion of their fath ers, but were forbidden to make prose lytes. Everybody might enter, but none might leave the orthodox church without forfeiting all civil rights in cluding the right to inherit crown property, and in the train of that pol icy, persecutions of every conceivable character were directed against the Rasholniki or decedent sects, and es pecially the old believers. Among the Raskolniki are numbered a thousand and one queer and rustic heresies bred of the great schism caused by reform of the ancient liturgy and augmented by the suppression of the patriarchate by Peter the Great. The old believers, who clung to the old liturgy and made the sign of the cross with three fingers instead of two, were broken up into numerous sects, some discarding priests and sac raments and some trending toward free love and immoral practices, while others instituted an episcopate and priesthood of their own and dealt with all innovations of the west as inven tions of the anti-Christians, eschewing He the who Gates cago high A he It years with ket. ged men cords who The come 22nd the tund on .was ed per more bull he countless persecutions for years with out legal recognition, but nevertheless became commercially the ablest class in Russia. Morality and wealth were the secrets of their strength. The humbler dissenters have had a much harder time, being hunted down until secretly they gave rise to a horde of strange sects. The Studists and Molkana of southern Russia, now the principal nonconformists, who might be described as the Quakers of Russia, have made tremendous progress in re cent years in spite of persecutions which often have driven them east ward and made them pioneers of Rus sian colonization. There are in all About 12,000,000 of these dissidents. The emperor's act will also affect about 40,000,000 belonging to alien faiths, such as the Jews, Catholics and Lutherans of Poland and the Baltic provinces, the protestants of Finland and the followers of Islam and Buddha in the Urals, the Crimea, the Cau casus, Turkestan and Central Asia, These figures are only approximate. While the emperor's approval of the action of the committee of the minis ters distinctly holds to orthodox as the state religion and creates the usual commission to work out many details in connection with the off spring of mixed marriages during mi nority, legitimization of marriages and registration of deaths and births, it also rescinds a number of acts aimed specially at various religions and es tablishes the principle of absolute free dom of worship and the right of every Russian who becomes of age to change his confession of his faith. It also contemplates relief of Catholic and Poles from the present vexatious restrictions as to preaching the cate chism, the Russian language, etc. Logically, the emperor's action in volves a complete reversal of the Rus sian policy of seeking national unity in conquered provinces in religious unity. Easter Sunday, which is the occas sion in Russia of a general inter change of visits, both official and pe sonal, and of generous hospitality passed off with entire quiet in St. Petersburg, and no disturbances in the provinces have been reported. Sails by and ly from was the and The and hour time and a for of is tax the ure is on for the She It tion and is near the seat of war. Her supply of men will not fail and her ! P l ('In Japan's Advantage. The population of Japan is about 43,000,000—one third that of Russia. But Japan has a homogeneous popula people are prepared for immense sac rifices. The spirit of her soldiery is splendid, as the fighting shows. Japan can furnish men enough. She can place more men at the seat of war than Russia can. Her main problem is the dor „ . , i v , , - is financial one but herein she certainly , . „ ,, , , .. of has no more difficult problem than that which confronts Russia. Less dif cation, as St. Paul, May 1.—After a life of nearly 30 years the St. Paul Globe ficult, probably. St. Paul Globe Is No More. with Sunday's issue suspended publi j - I American bridges and coal-handling as machinery—elevators and automatic railways—in Germany. gates and wheat deal. He Follows in the Footsteps of Other Wheat Kings. John W. Gates has met the fate of the illustrious line of predecessors who have tried to corner wheat. The Gates corner went to smash in Chi cago recently. ^Gates, the erstwhile invincible gambler in the realms of high finance, is invincible no longer. A king's ransom would look like a beggarly pittance alongside the losses he meets through going against the Chicago wheat crowd. It is the first serious reverse in the meteoric speculative career of Mr. Gates, who stepped forth from the suddenly achieved fame of a great or ganizer and captain of industry a few years ago to startle the financial world with his exploits in the stock mar ket. He went from Chicago and rig ged markets that relieved the wise men of Wall street of millions, and he returned whence he emanated to meet defeat at the wneat game. Keene, "Old Hutch," "Deacon" White. Leiter, and now Gates, have contributed to me symposium that re cords the disaster thaï comes to those who seek to corner the staples of life. The man who is shrewd enough to come out a winner has yet to try the game. It has proved too much even for Gates' luck, which nad come to be proverbial in everything from draw poker to railroads. May wheat broke *11 cents on the 22nd of April and the day's close left the Gates holdings turned over to the Armours for liquidation, and the ro tund manipulator out ot pocket there on something like $2,500,000. That represented only a part of his prospective losses, however, for Gates .was "long" on several millions of bushels still to be delivered, purchas ed when the price was way above $1.10 per bushel. This line would make more than enough bread to supply the wants of Gates and his friends of the bull clique if they lived for several centuries to come, and the only thing he can do with it will be soli it to the millers for what they will give. AIRSHIP THAT FLIES. Sails Through the Upper Air, Guided At Will. San Jose, Cal., April 29.—Watched by thousands of spectators Saturday, Professor John B. Montgomery's aero plane, "The Santa Clara," sailed into and through the upper air, guided at 1 by the aeronaut, I). Mollney, final ly landing within a block of the spot, from which it ascended. The airship was launched from the vineyard in the grounds of Santa Clara college, and was lifted by means of a balloon. The ascent occupied five minutes. On reaching a height of 4000 feet the aeroplane was loosed from the baloon, and it at once began its practice move ments. It was up nearly one half hour before the earth's gravity at tracted it downward, and during that time it traveled one mile, returned and went through various evolutions, obeying instantly every turn of the mechanism. SUES MURDERER FOR $25,000. Father Asks Damages of Man Who Killed His Son. A remarkable suit was filed in tin superior court at San Francisco, when a murderer, Joseph Smith, was suet for $25,000 damages for commission of the crime. Mathew McGowan whose son, Joseph E. McGowan, was killed by Smith on November 26, 1904 brings the action. Smith was found guilty a few days ago of murder in the second degree for killing McGowan. He is now awaiting sentence. Smith i supposed to be worm about $100,000. Four teen ably souri, mine There being are Wynn, iam all Cates the miles into set stored ing deep, where men from by mot«' men the few it mine, not It ers 24,000 tives sota are be cnes. Over A was tal ish more the 278 to T. J. Smith a Defaulter. The amount of money embezzled by Edward J. Smith, the defaulting city tax collector of San Francisco, during the last few days prior to his depart ure for parts unknown is steadily ap proaching the $100,000 mark. In addition to being an embezzler, it is now discovered that lie is also a forger. He has raised sums ranging from $50 upwards on forged demands on the city treasurer, purporting to come fom clerks and other employes for services rendered. There is now a second woman in the case. Her name is Leona Brooks. She was once a waitress in a Spokane restaurant and it is she with whom the former tax collector is said to have stolen away with the city's funds. Diplomats Changed. Secretary Taft has received instruc tions from the president to call Min ister Bowen, now at Caracas, to Wash ington; Minister Russell, minister to Colombia, to Caracas, and Mr. Barrett, now minister at Panama, to Colombia. It is stated that if Mr. Bowen's action relative to the charges affecting As sistant Secretary Loomis are not sub jPCt to criticism ' u is the President's ! P l '" pose to send hi , m l f s mlnlst , or to ('In p ami thon nrnhnmv as amhaSKH Chile and then probably as ambassa dor to Brazil The snake has one great protection against assailants. He appears to be always awake and on his guard. This is explained by the fact that the eyes , , . XTi „,, „ . of snakes never close. Night and day, sleeping and waking wide open. A snake's eyes are not protected with lids, but with a strong scale. This is as clear as glass, and, of course, af fords not the least 'impediment to sight.—London Globe, -*-— pia 610 to road. from ands pany. of alien ing ing and with by who in the or, er ters Victim—Help! Police j robbed and murdered. I Policeman—All right; I'll be there as soon as I have helped this pretty young lady across the street.—New Yorker. I am being|states of COAL MINE DIS4S1ER THIRTEEN MINERS KILLED BY AN BIG EXPLOSION. at in He i Four Miles West of Wilburton, Okla. —Little Prospect of Bodies Being Recovered for Several Days—Shaft 360 Feet Deep and Men Were 300 Feet From Shaft. WILBURTON, Okla, May L—Thir teen miners were entombed and prob ably killed by an explosion in the Mis souri, Kansas & Texas Coal company's mine No. 19, four miles west of here. There is little prospect of their bodies being recovered for several days. They are B. F. Steiner, foreman; Mike Wynn, Ralph Fisher, Ben Smith, Will iam Atkinson, C. Golden, Joe Morino, all white, and Gus Phillips. Knox Lynch, J. D. Byrd, Mike Duvall, R. F. Cates and William Edwards, colored. The shift left a shot hanging which the new shift may have fired. It is suggested from the force of the ex plosion, which could be heard for miles around and which tore heavy timbers aside and piled tons of dirt into thje shall, that a mad shot had set off some dynamite which had been stored conveniently for work in push ing the entries. The shaft is 360 feet deep, and it was 300 feet to the place where the men were working. The men were supplied with air fanned from the shaft and by means of com pressed air tubes. It is the general opinion tlmt the air pipe was burst by the explosion, but air has been steadily pumped all day with the re mot«' hope,that some «if the entombed men may have escaped the force of the explosion and the after damp, The rescuers began work within few minutes after the explosion. The condition of the timbers indicate that it will be necessary to recase the mine, in which event the bodies may not be reached before Wednesday or Thursday. It is the opinion of experienced min ers that all of the men are dead. LARGE CARGO FOR JAPAN. Steamship Minnesota Clears for the Orient With Railroad Supplies. Seattle, Wash.—Carrying a cargo of 24,000 tons of freight and 57 locomo tives for Japan, in addition to a large passenger list, the steamship Minne sota cleared this port Monday for the orient. The locomotives are from the Baldwin works in Philadelphia. They are consigned to Yokohama and are to be used on the railroads of Japan and Manchuria. They are of the Japanese standard gauge, three feet, six in cnes. BRITISH COME TO AMERICA. Over 453,877 Came to the New World in 1904. A preliminary report just issued shows that the number of British emi grants who went to America in 1904 was nearly double the combined to tal of those emigrating to all the Brit ish colonies. Thus out of a total of 453,877 leaving the United Kingdom, 291,945 went to America, being 40,000 more than in 1903. Canada attracted the next largest number, 91,684; 32, 278 went to South Africa, and 14,210 emigrated to Australia. The rest went to varitfus parts of the world. has and The ed ever and out ir. cent off one ly a did one his of the of line ing and to an like by it a to in the to As to be A is af to Resist Landing of Japs. Seattle, Wash.—The steamer Olym pia is anchored in tli« 1 Sound here with 610 Japanese laborers aboard who are to be landed and distributed along the sections of the Great Northern rail road. The orientals were brought from plantations in the Hawaiian isl ands by the Oriental Trading com pany. The Western Central Labor union believes that the importation of the Japanese is in violation of the alien contract labor law and an at tempt is being made to -secure a re straining order and prevent their be ing landed. to in It Antiduelling League. The antiduelling league is endeavor ing to strike at the causes of duels, and urges the German government to support a bill providing for the punish ment of unfaithful husbands and wives with imprisonment of from six to 24 months; punishing persons who un trutiTTully assert tnat a woman has been unfaithful lo her husband; pun ishing with imprisonment, instead of by a fine alone, a man who insults an other or who libels him, anil treating killing in a duel as murder, and all who participate in a duel as criminals under the ordinary code. "Joe" Jefferson's Burial. Buzzard's Bay, Mass., May 1.—Fol lowing services that were impressive in their simplicity and suggestive of the character of the distinguished act or, the body of Joseph Jefferson was Sunday laid away at the Bay View cemetery in Sandwich. Commander George M. Stoney. Annapolis, Md., May 2.—Command er George Morse otoney, U. S. N., died suddenly of heart disease in his quar ters on board the ship oantee, aged 52 years. Noted Stallion Sold. London, May 2.—The Sportsman being|states that the stallion Maclou, by St. Simon, out of Mimi, has been sold to Sulzberger of Germany for $50,000. I to if a to are a the 1 Weak faith makes weak men.—Bax endale. the deal TH£ GENIUS OF THE LAMP. The **tle of "the Sultan of Suin'' has a comic opera sound which, a writer Everybody's Magazine de clares, k. carried out by the appearance and behavior of this Oriental potentate. The sultan and bis suite were once en tertained at luncheon on board a Unit ed States transport. None of them had ever been on board a large vessel be fore. The visit was full of surpris® and excitement for them. They lookefl the ship over at first with stolid interest, and the sultan himself set off the six-pounder with out flickering an eyelid. But at last, ir. the saloon, some one attemped to explain the mystery of the incandes cent lamps, and there the natives wejr# surprised out of their reserve. Even the sultan's face showed amazement when an army officer reached up and turned a lamp on and off repeatedly. Ills highness ordered one of his suite to do it. The fellow'# face went greenish for a moment, but, nevertheless, he ri'ached up trembling ly and touched it as he might have a hot brand. When he found that It did not hurt him, and that the light actually otrnyed the impulse of hi# finger-tips, he was the most excited Moro in the archipelago. His excit# ment was contageous. Nearly every one in the suite started for a lamp on his own account, and the cabin was a bewilderment of flashing lamps. Presently Oriental cunning got the bettor of amazement, and one or two of them trie«l to fool the lamps. A fellow would steal quietly up to a bulb and rtxiching forward, suddenly turn it on, evidently with the inten tion of catching it napping. Or he would turn it off and jump away, ap parently with the same Intention. But the lamps refused to be fooled, and the facial expression that followed each failure was ludicrous to behold. Of course they wanted to know what made the light. It was impossible to give them a history of electrical devel opment, but an officer present thought of giving an object-lesson that woul* prove a short cut to knowledge. He directed four or five of them ti* staml in line, holding hands. Then tho men on the ends of the line were told each to grasp the brass part of a lamp. They did so, and instantly the entlr® line sustained an electric shock. They were too astonished to speak, and not knowing enough to let go, they just stood there, with wonder and fear surg ing from face to face. The officers broke them apart at last and took them in to luncheon, but tfiey were changeil men. Tuey hail had an experience that passed all Oriental un derstanding. The luncheon was a more or less dignifl(Hl affair, varied by interpreted compliments and the agonies of tLo sultan's official taster. It was easy to see that although the taster was an hubitunl necessity to the sultan'# peace of mind, on this occasion, at least, his function was purely perfunc tory. Of what avail was the protec tion of a poor human taster against magicians who could make lamps to burn without oil, who could send tho genii of unrest to twitch in one's budy like the fever? A DIFFICULT FEAT. This sport is lots of fun for the players, and still more for the spec tators, and a thick rug will remove all danger of bumps or bruises. Over tho rug old newspapers should be spread to catch candle grease. The players kneel on their left knees, facing each other, on the pa pers. Each holds his right foot in Ida right hand, ami a candle, in a holder, in his left hand. One candle is burning, the other I# not. and the trick is to light the seo ond candle from the first. It does not look easy, and it is # great deal more difficult than it looks. It is pretty hard to keep your bal to of V THE ACT OF BALANCING. of to mice on one knee, especially the left knee, and It is hard for many people I to do anything requiring exactness or delicacy .with the left hand. You are very likely to topple over sidewise, and will have to let your right foot, and perhaps even the can dle, go and catch yourself as best you can. Now I would not describe this trick if it were absolutely necessary to use a lighted candle, spill grease about, and possibly burn yourself or set fire to your clothes or the house. The trick will be safer, though just as difficult and amusing, if other things are substituted for the candles. For example, one boy may try to hand a letter or a card to the other. This Is comparatively easy. When you have mastered it, try exchanging cards, which you may find very diffi cult. Or one boy may try to slip a ring— a very loose one, of course—on or oflf the other's finger, or to write on ft 1 card held in the other's hand. Every one seems to be going mrough the world compelled to see a good deal of the society of those he doesn't enjoy.