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MAGICIAN UNMASKED. WONDERFUL TRICKS EXPLAINED BV ONE WHO PROFESSES TO KNOW. All Very Simple und Easily Understood— I*»ycho und His Three-Legged Stool Cabinet Trielcs Made Easy—A Miracul ous Growth of Flowers. The writer sat through one of a modern magician's sieight-of-haiul performances some nights ago and noticed once or twice that his right-hand neighbor took unusual interest in the entertainment. Not that he seemed particularly pleased, for he more than once gave vent to exclamations indicating anything but joy or astonish ment. As the audience tiled out at the conclusion of the cabinet seances the writer made some common-place remark to the gentleman who had sat next to him. One word led to another, and live minutes IrUer the two were seated together iu a resort nens by. "The posters aiqj announcements of this 'great magician' make one smile." he said during a pause in the refreshments. "From them one would think that he was going to prove a mixture of the devil and Dr. Faustus, while, on the con trary, the tricks lie performs were old when I was a boy," and the speaker stroked his long beard angrily. "A few of them are of later date, but they were copied from European magicians, so called. They are ail very simple and easily understood. Take his levitation act for instance. The posters represent him sailing all over the auditorium. That, of course, is mere theatrical adver tising. He does not even leave the stage. The theatre is darkened and a stuffed dummy with a phosphor escent mask is swung about the theater by a wire. As for Psycho, as he called it, it is nothing buta piece of mechanism worked by a man concealed below the stage. The magician repeats the question or problem in a loud voice, and all the men have to do is to move the hands right and there you are: PSYCHO AXI> HIS STOOL. "I saw the same thing worked in Lon don years ago. The machines are sold there for £75 by the oarload. These ligures may be worked in two ways. One is by forcing or sucking the air through them in the same manner that the monkeys in tobac conist's windows are made to smoke. The other way is by means of a key by which the swinging arm cau be moved as easily as the hands of a watch. The three legs 01 the stool on which Psycho is placed are hollow and are fitted on tubes which pass through the stage and are connected with an air-pump. The air passes through the glass cylinder aud operates the figure as easily as the air passes through your nos trils ami operates your lungs. A silver plated wire can be put through the glass cylinder to operate the head or hand with out being seen by the audience, and thus cause Psycho to perform his feats with the greatest ease. "The feat of passing the knight over the chess-board i will teach you in five min utes or forfeit Slot). Those cabinet tricks have been seen and explained a thousand times, so that every schoolboy under stands them. The confederate who cuts the knots and ties them again as soon as the magician takes liis seat in the cabinet, is concealed just behiud the front apart ment of the cabinet on a small platform. There is a door in the center of the back of the cabinet which turns on a pivot, so that he (the confederate) can enter and go out of the box as quickly as possible and show his face at the wiudow, riug the bells, beat the tambourine, thrust his hands out, cut the magician loose or tie him fast, as he requires. He can tie or untie the cords placed ou the magician's person in u very short time. SF.VKUAL MODERN MIRACLES. "You saw him do those alleged spiritual istic tricks with the tables aud ebairsf That furniture is made of the lightest possible kind of wood. Upon the table and chairs he has some fine wire places into which he slips his fingers and moves the furniture where he pleases. I have seen the same thing done by means of fine nails driveu into the wood. By ex tending his fingers against these a man cau get 'purchase' enough to lift the ob ject "Yon uoticed the apparently miraculous growth of (lowers iu the pots? Go to-mor row night and watch him closely. It is an old trick, und when 1 was a boy I used to amuse our people with it. The trick consists simply in changing the empty .cone rapidly the performer passes toward the t. How about the hot coffee? Oh, n dear boy, that is done by dropping ini t a piece of uuslaked lime ; that lias bet concealed in the palm of the hand. , ml those drinks? That's as easily explained as the other. In the bottom of the tumblers are essences of various kinds of liquor. The same liquor —generally sweetened water or thin wine —is poured into the tumbler, and the re sult is something tasting like the liquor asked for. "Then you know the performer lias con federates all over the house. Some of the men who come upon the stage during the cabinet tricks are in his employ, as is also the man in the gallery who eries out that Psycho is wrong. He has been placed there for that purpose so that the per former can prove that Psycho is right. If 1 didn't want to bore you I could go straight through .his programme and show up every trick lie does.''-.Chicago News Interview. Three Graces Without Their Head*. In ancient Home another very remark able discovery has been made in the gar dens of Sallust, where excavations are go ing on relative to the progress of establish ing aud building up a new quarter to the city. It is no less titan a colossal group of the Three G races, evidently a work exe cuted in the palmy days of ancient sculp ture, and of rare merit, it is in a wonder ful state of preservation, except the un fortunate loss of all the three heads, which, it is hoped may yet be unearthed. If these can he found it will be one of the most important revelations that this mania for progress and the rebuilding of j Home has yet given us, but the chances are that some Visigoth chieftain under Alaric carried off the heads as a memento ; of his visit to the Kternal City. Vandals i of this kind are still to be found in all the I principal cities of Europe.—San Francisco ! Chronicle. i Water-Cress nil Antidote for Miotlne. Smokers may be pleased to know that i an antidote has been .discovered which ! will enable them to enjoy their pipes and I cigars without any fear of being poisoned [ by nicotine. It appears that, water-cress ! destroys the toxic principle of tobacco, ] preserving at th" same time its aroma, it ! I- stiffl'deut to wet tue tu viec.i with the I j.tice ui me water-cress, which will com »».••rely deprive Mur r.-».i<c:*-> »•»'■ its deleter* ■ ;.s principles.—-.Medical .journal. EXPENSIVE ODDITIES WHICH APE BOUGHT BY WEALTHY PEOPL.E FOR THEIR DOGS. ■ The Frealis of Fashionable I.adies as I Manifested in Canine Collars—Gems of ! Artistic Skill—lings of the Various Cities—A I)og's Dress. In 18711 there was not over £4,000 in vested in the United States in dog collars, ! while to-day over £500,000 is annually ex pended in this line of canine adornment. I Many a dog belonging to a Boston or New I York dude or dudine possesses a collar 1 which costs more than the entire ward i robe of many a man or woman of respecta ' ble social standing, and it is said that once i a New York gentleman sent a dog collar j worth £13,000 to a young lady whom he ! fancied rather than her dog. The collar i was made of gold and ornate with dia monds, rubies and garnets. £30 is con I sidered a not extravagant sum in these I fashionable cities to bç expended oil their ! favorites, or rather £200 is quite an ordin ; ary sun- to ray for a dog collar. There is ' as much fashion in a dog collar as there is j in the cut of a coat, for each breed of dog I has a different collar to suit his particular : line of beauty or the color of his hair. OEMS OF ARTISTIC SKILL. There are collhrs which are get . of artistic skill, then there are other co'lars which almost strike awe into the beholder from their warlike aspect: then again there are silk, velvet, satin and feather collars decorated with bells and bangles. In the cities of Philadelphia and New York the bangle collar is extremely fash ionable, and it is considered quite a mark of honor for a young lady to ask her gen tleman friends for their monograms or a new £5 piece to attach it to their dog's collars. Many a proud pug, when a pug was fashionable, could be seen in the cities with a £500 dog-coilar and about twenty £5 pieces attached to his collar. In truth, the manufacture of the dog-collar hns brought about the necessity of the dog. Ladies who before destested dogs have been known to purchase largely after they came under the fascinating in fluence of an expensive dog-collar. Dog men will tell you that fashionable Boston and New York latlies generally purcliuse their collars first, and then have the town scoured for a dog to fit it. Men, too, who have determined to be ultra-fashionable are not unlike in this respect. The handsome dog-collar brought on the dog craze. Boston, as before remarked, is par excel lence in the city for dogs, it being said that a dog of any pure breed whatever will easily bring £75 to #100. while in dog col lars Boston spends £50,000. New York can not show such figures. San Francisco is now spending £ 10.000 in dog collars and it is estimated that within the next five years this city will more than double that amount. -Philadelphia stands high in the estimation of dog men, but there the dogs patronized are of the smaller breeds. In Minneapolis the dog men find a congenial city. It is simply overran with dogs—curs and good dogs—nnd the peculiarity of the townspeople of Minneapolis is that they all want their dogs collared. Chicago, too, shows well, spending a great deal of money in dogs and on their collars. The people of St. Louis are loth to part with dollars for dogs and much less so for col lars, while Denver, for its small size, is mentioned in terms of respectful admira tion. Kausas City, Mo., is liberal in purchase, and it is expected that within a few years there will be larger purchases there than in St. Louis. The cities which spend most in dogs and doe collars are in this order: Boston, Philadelphia, New York. Chicago, San Francisco, St. Lonis, Cincinnati and Hartford. But fashion springs in New York, from New York come the rules which govern the style, for New York are especially manufactured the latest novelties. Dili DOGS ARK IX DEMAXD. In the eastern states big dogs are in de mand, the western states are undecided, but take a mixture of large anil small, while San Francisco is pronouncedly for the small dog. The pug has become vul gar. When the pug was a high-priced animal there was not a woman of wealth in the east of taste and position who did not have a pug. Pugs were imported wholesale. A pug was no louger a run» avis, but has gone decidedly ont of fash ion. From the obese and ugly, ill-propo -• tioned pug public dftg affection set itseif upon the burly mastiff, the huge New foundland, the sagacious St. Bernait], the treacherous collie, and the ferocious blood hound. Always high-priced, their values rose higher. Fabulous sums were given for any of these kinds. But the sun of popularity of the mastiff, the collie and the Newfoundland is already in the wane and that of the fox-terrier and the St Bernard is in the ascendant. A fashionable dog's dress does not al ways solely consist of his collar, as did the Maori chiefs' full dress when invited to a British ball. There are boots fordoes who are afflicted with sore feet; there are coats for dogs, anklets for dogs, and, above all, harness for the pretty pets. The full dress harness at first a excited little ridi cule, it being made so that a number of straps should go around the dog's hotly and so that when he came to a muddy crossing the lady could pick him up and carry him across the street in the same manner a man has to carry to a railway station a number of parasols loosely done up in a shawl. It soon became the rage in in New 1 ork, and the ladies declared that the hoots and the full dress prevented a I great deal of pneumonia.' It was, j after a good deal of thought, decided that I dogs should not lie led by collar and chain, ; as the sudden haul upon the dog's neck when lie turned a corner against liis mis ! tress' inclination was noticed in many i cases to cause a rush of blood to the dog's head; so invention was brought to bear, - aud after several scientific meetings on the part of the Indies, the manufacturers j were told to make an extension harness, so that strain should be brought upou the ; shoulders.—San Francisco Chronicle. A Cure fur the Note Bleed. An old English charm for curing nose bleed is a curious one. If a person is sub ject to nose bleed he may effect a cure by : going to a person of the opposite sex and requesting him or her to purchase a piece of lace, such as may be specified, for the person making the request. When the lace is brought the person must take it : and neither pay for it nor return thanks ! for it. He must make a necktie out of the ; lace and w ear it for nine days, and he will never have the nose bleed again.—Phila ; delphia Call. Caterpillars Affected by Electricity. ! It lias been demonstrated by Mr. J. W. I Slater that caterpillars are affected by j magnetic currents, which hinder their i development and even kill them.—Boston i Budget, i Appearance ot Cardinal Maiming. Cardinal Manning is the very dream oi emaciation physically, and of seft men tally. His face is more than gaunt; it is spectral in its thinness. The ridge of cheekbone from ear to ear stands out like a finger laid upon the flesh. The hollows about the drawn, thin-lipped mouth are cavernous. The deep, weird eyes look out from caverns. The upper forehead bulges as if it would force apart tiie tight stretched skin. It is a face which the painter would seek for utmost impressive ness of effect in a death-bed scene. Yet this wonderful old man is the hardest working clergyman, publicist and administrator in Great Britain.—Boston Budget. A Pin;Digraph of Ben Butler. Mr. B. F. Butler, trying a case in the United States court in Philadelphia, is thus photographed by The Times of that city: "He has grown more portly of late years and his girth now exceeds the long est sword-belt. The bald expanse of his No. 8 head has broadened a trifle, but the outlying fringe of gray hair is as long anil as thick as ever. In his buttonhoie he wore a yellow rose, and when he left the room to return to the Continental he jauntily perched on his head the dingy slouch hat, far more aged in its appear ance than its hale-looking owner." The Amount of Travel In Cuba. Cuba may not be very large, but hei people do some traveling. During th< past year the street car company of Ha vana transported 5,032,322 passengers, whose fares amounted to #720,363.15 in bank bills, and the number of persons, members of the company, of the police, and for other persons that traveled gratis on same, amounted to 90,004.—Chicago Herald. Coating- Wood Surface witli Iron» Coating the surface of wood with iron as a protection from the heat seems to intro duce a new danger. The iron being a good conductor, the wood underneath is heated nearly as much as though uncovered, anil is brought by repeated heating to an ex traordinary degree of combustibility so ns to become liable, according to Mr. Bruiti wood, to spontaneous ignition. One Way of Curing Uheumatisin. A Virginia doctor, who was unsuccess ful in all other remedies, recently buried a rheumatic patient up to the neck in the ground and left him there for nine days. A cure was effected.—Chicag o Times. They Soon Lose Their Charm. 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