Passes With Threb Balls And Duplicate

1.- Pass to Obtain Duplicate (Fourth) Ball from Pooket. — The prooedure Is practically the same as that already described at length at No. 1, under passes with three balls. In this case, however, the pass starts with three instead of with two balls. The balls are actually placed, one under each of the three cups, while Inducing the belief, by the 3ame ruse, that they are placed in the trouser pockets. The performer here undertakes to oause the balls to return to the cups.

Slaps the outside of the pockets as before, then overturns "A" and "C," showing a ball under each. The remaining ball, the duplicate fourth, is now openly removed from the right hand pocket and apparently placed in the left hand, which forthwith throws it into "B. " Right hand raises "B," disclosing the ball, then when replacing the cup on the table, secretly introduces the palmed ball under it.

2.- To pass three Balls in Succession under the Middle Cup. — There being a ball under the cup already, It only remains to pick up one of the three, vanish it by one or other of the sleights already desorlbed, then to raise the cup with the hand in which the ball

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Quite a few years have passed since a forcing deck was placed on the market. Back around 1921 and through 1926 there was hardly a month hut what saw a new type of deck make its appearance. All of these packs had a main fault. It was necessary to force the same card or cards always, and the only way to change was to buy another deck. The following deck can easily be made by anyone, and will admirably serve the purpose of forcing a card under certain clrcumstamoes And, best of all, the card may be any one of the 52 which you may desire forced at the moment.

The deck consists of 26 ordinary oards; and ten cards a trifle shorter, to each of whose backs is glued at one end a card a little shorter yet, (the two are glued face to face); and also four cards of the same length as the shortest, anyone of which may be the forced card, the other three being discarded. The above takes care of an entire deck, but it will be seen that by using any other card from another deck of the same back design, that card may be the one for the forcing.

To force, say the queen of hearts - have the glued ends of the double cards all one way. Put nine of them (shortest card uppermost) on top of the face down balance of pack. The queen of hearts, face up, is placed on next and on it the tenth double card with shortest card up. Show all oards different by fanning front part of pack towards audience, then close and riffle at free end from back to face, only the faces of cards being seen.

Now hold deck in left hand facing right palm. The right hand cuts and brings away the ordinary cards at pack's face (easy owing to greater length) and shuffles them in an ordinary overhand shuffle onto the prepared cards. The deck is placed face down, the double group on its face, and you can cut it if you know a good false cut.

Anyone names a number between ten and twenty-five. You mentally subtract ten from the number named, and begin dealing from top of pack onte table, counting as you do so. As you remove the final card of your number, left hand secretly turns the pack upside down, the double backer causing It to appear unchanged. Continue dealing the double cards, counting on as you do so. The queen of hearts being tenth of these, naturally appears at the number named and is there by forced.


Of the many mathematical card effects, this will be found to be of the very modern type. A spectator selects any 16 cards, shuffles, cuts, mentally selects one, and remembers it.

Take the pack and shuffle it. Hold up the top 8 cards in a fan and ask the spectator if his card is among them. If he says, "Yes," count one (1) to yourself and remember it. If he says,"No," count nothing. Return the 8 cards on to the top of the other packet.

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(continued from page 288') Is palmed, disclosing the one under the cup then, when replacing it on the table, secretly inserting the palmed ball. Repeated with the remaining two balls.

3.- To cause three Balls to fall through a Cup on to the Table. — At the conclusion of the last pass, "B" Is raised, showing three balls; then when replacing It, the palmed ball is Inserted beneath it.

One of the three visible balls is now put on the top of "B" and covered with one of the end cups. The two cups are then knocked over and the ball discovered beneath them. Both cups are then raised, the innermost one being withdrawn and the other (with the ball) inverted over the ball on the table. The operation repeated with the remaining two balls.

4.- The Pyramid.-A variation of my own.— At the conclusion of the last pass, having knocked over the two cups and disclosed the three balls, "B" is replaced on the table over the concealed ball. One of the three on the table is now placed on the top of "B" and covered with "A"; a second is placed on the top of "A" and covered with "C." One ball remains on the table.

The performer now taps the top cup with his wand, then tips over the three together, revealing the ball under the lower cup. Picking up the three cups together, he withdraws the Inner one, then inverts the other two over the ball. There are now two balls under the lower cup.

The remaining ball is now placed on the top of the two cups and covered with the loose one« The cup tapped with wand as before, pile turned over and two balls disclosed under the lower cup. Lower cup withdrawn and the others inverted over the two balls; there are now three under the cup (lower). Loose cup again placed on top of the others, tapped with wand, and the pile turned over, disclosing the three balls.

The Galloping Post (Sleight 6) Is now executed, to prove the absence of any ball between the cups, after which all three are placed on the table, opening upwards, in line ABC. the duplicate ball remains in "B."

5.- To Pass Three Balls Upwards Through Table into a Cup. — At conclusion of last pass, duplicate rests in center one of the three oups set in line mouth upwards. Right hand takes any one of the visible balls, seems to place in left, realllng palming in right. Left is now put below table and ball presumably rubbed up through same. Right knocks over "B" and out rolls duplicate ball. Right replaces ball in cup, at same time inserting one from palm, and the trick is repeated with the refining two balls.

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Now deal alternately from the top into two piles, turning each card face up as you lay it down, and counting to yourself until 8 cards have been dealt, 4 in each pile. Then lay number 9 on number 8, number 1C on the first pile and so on alternately until all are dealt.

Now show the 8 cards in the second pile. If the spectator says his card is among them, add 2 to your previous mental count, otherwise add nothing. Turn both packets over and lay pile 2 on pile 1. Deal alternately as before, except this time deal alternately until card twelve is laid,then lay number 13 on 12, 14 on first pile, and the rest alternately.

Again show spectator the second pile.Perhaps by this time the spectator will be able to tell already whether or not his card Is In the first or seoond pile.If in the second pile, add 4 to your mental count. Turn piles face down; lay pile 2 on pile 1.

Now deal the packet Into two piles as before except that this time put card 15 on the aeoond pile and 16 on the first. For the last time, show the oards In the second pile and add 8 for "Yea.

Now turn the piles faee down, lay pile 2 on pile l,and then move the bottom card to the top. Turn the packet faee up and count off cards to a number corresponding to your mental sum. This card will be the chosen card and may be revealed in your own manner.

A Ballad« of th* Would8* Mage

I've slates and cards and linking rings, Servantes and pulls and thumb-tips too.

I've cups and balls—yea, all those things That wizards' domiciles bestrew.

I've silks of every size and hue, And sucker dice demoniac;

Rabbits and doves to stock a zoo— An audience Is all I lack.

I know the use of threads and strings; Forces and passes not a few;

French drop, false cuts, and vanishlngs, Loads and patter and ballyhoo;

Palming and sleights both old and new; The miser's dream, SI Stebblns stack;

And levitatlons? Oh, boyI Whew—whewII An audience is all I lack*

Houdln and Hoffmann, those two kings

Of hocus-pocus, I've read them through.

The Genii, Jinx, the postman brings,

The Sphinx, The Tops, and all that crew.

Herrmann, Kellar, and Chlng Ling Foo,

I saw the lot, and I learned their knaok,

In fact, I'm perfeot, and — entre nous — An audience Is all I lack.

structs a spectator to cut the pack of cards while his back is turned, initialing the face card of the cut. He is to replace this cut off pile, and then cut deck again, deeper lh this case, remembering the face card of this cut as a numeral only. Thus the assistant has selected and marked a card, and also has selected a number. The packet of numbered and sealed envelopes Is on table with deck and all light is extinguished.

In the dark the performer explains that vibrations from those concentrating on the selected card will reveal it while he is passing his hands above the deck on the table. A few minutes elapse, lights are turned up and the magicIan states that half of the test has succeeded. The light has been turned on to break the train of thought. It is again turned out,this time all concerned concentrating on the numeral only.

If it so happens the spectator says "No" every time, his mentally ohosen pasteboard will be number 16, the card you move from the bottom to the top of the deck at the end of the dealing and computations

albert KIDNEY

But a little preparation is necessary in order to present this mystery in comparison with the effect obtained. It is one of those stunts which many will like to have ready and prepared in their home for Immediate use at a time when the company Is in a receptive mood.

The.performer shows a bunch of manllla pay envelopes numbered consecutively from one to fourteen. These are all sealed,although empty, and may be examined at will. The performer in


The skill's all mine-and the bric-a-brac My stage Is aet for the grand preview — An audience is all I laok

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