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The Four of Hearts' the New Van de Water Serial, Starts To-morrow
This Day in Our History, y
THIS is the anniversary of the famous defeat o( the-Brit
ish at New Orleans by Andrew Jackson, known nir
"Old Hickory." The English, led by picked veterans under
S.ir Edward Pnkcnham, attempted to storm the Provincial
redoubts. They "were terribly beaten and Uieircommanda?
Mars in the Evening Sky.
MARS is coming into Hit evening sky from the oasl. rising
now about midnight. It will be found in Hie western
part of the constellation Virgo, the beautiful white star
Spica, in striking contrast to the ruddy star of war, mark
ing the eastern part. Mars is ncariiig aphelion, while tho
earth is in perihelion.
Poetry and Science of
Why the Complete Circle of a Rainbow Can be Seen
Only Under Special Conditions
By Garrett P. Serviss.
yon y rainbows never appear
x as complete circles, but peo
ple living at the Grand Canyon.
Arizona, bare assured me that
they have seen this very thing
ccur In the canyon. Are they
mistaken or Is science mistaken?
II. R. LEIOH.
NEITHER 1s mistaken. I hare
no copy of my article at
hand, but It Is my strong
Impression that In It I qualified the
statement about rainbows never
Appearing; as more than half-circles
by the words, "except from a
gTeat elevation," or some equiva
If I did not use that Qualification
11 was an oversight, which I re
are t. and I will now endeavor to
atone fop It by explaining; why a
rainbow aa ordinarily seen never
shows more than half a circumfer
ence, and usually considerably less
than that, although In certain cir
cumstances it may show a full
Remember, to begin with, that
the spectator's back must be to the
sun, the drops of rain in the air
being before him. while the sun.
whose rays they refract, reflect
and send back to his eyes, la be
hind him. Remember, also, that the
ancle that the rays coming back
from the raindrops make with a
straight line drawn from the sun
through the observer's head to the
m centre of the rainbow circle. Is
about I degrees for the red, or
outside, rays of the bow. and about
40 decrees for the violet, or inside,
Thus the bow, which Is about two
degrees broad, cannot, at Its outer
circumference, be more than 4!
degrees from the point where the
shadow of the observer's head (If
It could be sees), would be pro
jected, which point is. of course, the
centre of the rainbow circle.
Whsa the ran Is bn the horizon.
In a Oat country, or at sea, the
shadow would fall on the opposite
horlton and the top of the raln
r bow arch would have an elevation
of 4t decrees, and half of Its circle
would be seen. If the sun U J
degrees high, the shadow will fall
I degreee) below the plane of the
horizon, while the top of the arch
will be lowered V) decrees, and a
correspondingly smaller part of the
full circumference of the bow win
When the sun Is about 4t decrees
high, a little sector of the top of
he srch may be visible right on
'he horizon, and if the sun Is 4:
degrees, or more. In elevation there
will be no rainbow seen, at leaat
o primary bow.
Now let us consider the case of an
observer who is elevated to a great
height above the horizon, as on a
lefty mountain peak, or in a bal
loon. Is such a situation It Is pos
sible to see the entire circle of a
rainbow, the lower half being n
longer concealed by the Interposi
tion of the earth.
Thus, standing on the edge of the
rirand Casyoa, with a precipice of
housanda of feet yawning beneath
you. and with a rainbow formed
n the mists of the canyon, between
you and Its opposite wall. It Is clear
"hat. In favorable i-irt-umstancee. you
may see the entire circle of the bow.
lsc your eye may range down
more than 41 degreees below the
center of tie bow without passing
from the mist-charged air to the
crousd. 3a other words, wherever
a line diaeu from the sun through
your head would mark the center
if a circle In the air S4 degrees in
diameter, every part of which would
he in yo-sr range of vision, it would
be possible for a complete rlreular
rainbow to appear to you.
This Interesting situation occurs
near many waterfalls, where steep
and high banks overhang a vast
-baem into which the wafers pour,
as at Niagara, throwing np clouds
f spi ay. that become a home of
rainbows. It also occurs when the
ba i tsv Is is a balloon or an aero
plane si a great elevation. 31. Flam
roarlos. the French attronomer, who
was very fond of ballooning in his
lounger days, onoe saw a circular
rainbow In that way. and curiously
enough !t presented the appearance
f an ordinary rainbow upside down
when cloads happened tn hide the
titter half of It
Circular rainbows may alto be
-es whn the sunlight is reflected
oin the nrrface of smooth water,
(cans then the origin of the rays
way be taken as the point of rfl-r-
on which would be below the hor
Ixon. the daws being produced cor
respondingly 1.1 rb In the air. This
condition frequently occurs over the
nsslns of waterfalls, and often only
he uwder half of he circle is visi
ble, producing the phenomenon ef
a rainbow upside down, noticed by
M Flsnrmarion from his halloo.
Thre are few more exquisite syec--acles
than that presented by rn
Mcessast playing and quivering ef
' nse' waterfall rainbows es a mn-
The angles above mentioned apply
on y to JLhe primary or principal
' srch of a rainbow. Oftea a sec
ondary and fainter arch Is seen
outside the primary one. haviag an
extreme radios of about 14 degreee
By combination of circumstances,
and conditions faato which I cannot
enter, gtoups of rainbows are some
times seen, each as the "triple rain
bow." la which one of the arches Is
formed by sunbeams reflected from
water, aod this arch Intersects the
secondary of the regular bow, thus
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A chamiinf' photograph of Doris Kenyon, thci
A t star in "The Hidden Hand." ;
The Hidden Hand
A SERIAL OF THRILL AND MYSTERY.
j By Arthur B. Reeve,
i Creater ef (ke Trslc Kemaedy"
I mystery stories, whlrh appear -
j elMtvcry la Coeasevelltaa afagmxlae.
The Slide for Life.
Or-prrlxlt. 1S1T. sur Cxmitac7.
RAilfiAT for a long tlnve had
been observing how Verda
was flinging herself at him.
Ke ws really afraid of Verda.
"If yon don't mind." he suggested,
stupplng her hand gently. "I think
flowers ar Just a bit effeminate."
At that moment thr was a nolae
at the door. Iorls had come trip
ping lightly downstairs and had
paused Just long enoach to Mil the
She smiled as Rameay jumped tip
' and crossed to h'r quickly.
There's a 1 autlf ul moos to
I night." he whlsper-d. "Lt's lake
a stroll out In the garden."
tin the Summer House.
f A moment later she siunterod ""
oblivious to Verda.
If anything had ben nrewary to
eompl'te the uuderstandliig between
Doris and Rams-i? :i had been the
quick succession of attacks' from the
!iddn Hand from bn li thr )ouns
Kecret Servi man hart eo cleverly
hn :.!! la nrcLe.'t her. And now.
I while for a few moment! there was
peace and 'julet in the Whitney
houre. It was not etrimg that the
lovers should take sdvanlag" of It.
The garden was Indeed beautiful,
bathed In tho ehlnirnertn moon
light, and Uin.)' knew that '.Na
ture hsd stagsd for liim ju th
opportunlt) he wanted.
Slowly, as they fct rolled along,
forgetful of lime, knowing only
that they were aloDe, hl aim stole
about her. and the mai;1c toucli t
youth east a spell oer both
Finally they came to a rustic
Summer house, where In the half
shadows of the vlnei and half ligot
of the moon they paused.
Pressing her warm little hand.
Ramsay quietly slipped a sparkling
solitaire ovr the 1-ft ring finger,
srher a few dais befoie had gllt
teosd the gift of the faithless
Bcarley. Doris did not resist. Her
heart was singing with joy aa she
let blm draw her closer and looked
up at him. Their lips met In a long
yrora the porch, however. Verda
was watching, and as she saw Ram
sey asd T'orls together she was
almost Insane with jealousy. She
could not look at them longer In
their hspproess. but turned and ran,
angrily. Into the house
As she psssed the library ehe
beard a light tap on one of the
French windows. ati a nioiiiet
letee- it opened. d'- losing one t
tie aaBlaaaxJs ot the H.Jdvn Hand.
"Pat this letter in the secret
; draxrer ot the desk." he directed In
a hurried whisper. "Tou'll find a
' diagram. I must beat it before
anyone sees me Then leave the
I plan where they'll find It."
i Verda almost seized the papers
' as she hurried awsy from the door
through which the emissary re
treated. Bhe tore open the en
velope and began studying the dla
Verda Does His Bidding.
Then she went over to the writ- '
' lng desk. She pulled out the lower
' drawer, fit was empty Hut In the
back was a secret spring, as Indi
cated on the drawing. She. pressed
I It and the secret drawer flew open.
There was nothing In the cret
I drawer either, and she slipped into
It tb letter which the Hidden Hand
I had written. Then she plsced the
drawer hack slid laid the distrain
on the table with some paper as
though someone had Just discovered
them all and lft ' hem there for
l' was only a fee moments later
tliat the butler sauntered Into the
llhrar . No one wns there and. be
In;; of an Inqiil.ltlte nature, as ser
vants often are. he looked sbout.
then bei-an nosing over the papers
on the table until h suddenly
turned over the plan of the secret
drawer He studied over It a mo
ment, then Klanced st the writlne
derk. It was clearly the desk
inennt in the plan. He had nevei
known thst there was s secret
drawer in II
The butler strode over to the
d'k and pulled open th lower
drawer There, in th buck., Avmt
the fceerett compartment of the plans
sure enough, snd In it n letter. As
he read It. his ee. dilated. Here
wsr something Important, and he
did not slop to think that It an In
tended that II should be found. In
stead, he wa imrnenel - pleased
with himself by the dfcover.
At that tnnm.ni lir Scarle en
tered und m the b'ttlei- standing
bv Ihe dek reading something.
"What's ths'" he demanded, ss
he rme up hehlnd hllll
Kcarle) had s-nrrelj rend the pole
when Doris and ltam.i. . hearing,
voice. In the Ithrari. entered, fol
lowed by Verda. who had been
henelng about waitini; for the dis
covery. Ramsay was between fjcarley and
the butler In a moment, and before
Srarley realized It had snatched the
letter from his hands, reading It
"We must find the will." ex
claimed Done. 'Tm eur m father
explained everything: in U-"
Ju?t then the Krench doors opened
snd Uncle Xhner bustled in. having
beard outside what wafc passing
"You t-uve not proved your iden
tity." he interrupted. "You must
le i e M" hoie "
"Not unlern ibe will ssys so." re
ot -ed Hsmssv as Abner leaning
re. 1 (he To'e s.to
To Be Centlaued Te-sserrees.
By BRAM STOKER.
AS she came fn. she handed a
number of sheets of typewrit
ing to Vau Ilelsing. He looked
over them gravely, his face
irithtenliig up as he read. Then hold
ng the pages between his finger and
htimb he said:
Trietid John, to you with so much
if experience already and you, too,
iear Madam kilns, that are young
lere is a lesson: do not fear ever to
hlnk. A half-thought has been bus
sing often In my brain, but I fear to
let him loose his wings. Here now,
with more knowledge, T go back to
xherc that half-thought come from,
and I And thaf lie be no half-thought
at all: that be a whole thought
though so young that he Is not yet
strong to use his little wings.
Vay, like the 'Ugly Duclt' of my
friend Hans Anderson he be no duck.
Jiuught at all, but a big swan-thought
that all nobly on lg- wings, when
.the time come for him to try them.
ee I read here what Jonathan have
-That other of his race who. tn a
later age, again and again, brought
Ins forces over The Great River into
Turkey Land; who. when he was
beaten back, came again, and again.
and again, though he had to come
alohe Trora the bloody Held where hi
troops were belnc; slaughtered, since
lie knew that he alone could ulti
"What does this tell us? Not much?
no' The Count's chllJ-thought see
nothing: therefore he speak so free.
Your man-thought see nothing; my
man-thought see nothing, till Just
now. No! Hut there comes another
word from some one who speak with'
out thought because she, too. know
not what it mean what it might
"Just as there are elements which
rest, yet when in nature's course
they move on their way snd ther
touch then pouf! and there comes
a flash Of light, heaven wide, that
blind and kill and destroy some:
but that show up all earth below for
leagues and leagues. Is it not so?
"Well. I .shall explain. To begin, have
you ever study the philosophy of crime?
Yes' and No.' Tou. John, yes; for It is
a study of Insanity. Tou. no. Madam
Mlna ; for crime touch you not not but
once. Still, your mind works true and
argues not a particular! ad universale.
There Is this peculiarity in criminals. It
is so constant, in all countries and at all
times, that even police, who know not
much from philosophy, come to know It
empirically, that It Is. That is to be em
piric. SAYS CnlMI.TAI.3
"The criminal always work at oue
crime that is the true criminal who
seems predestinate to crime, and who
will of none other. This criminal has not
full man-brain. H Is clever and cun
ning and resourceful ; -but he be not of
man-stature as to brain. He be of child
brain in much.
"Now this criminal of ours is predesti
nate to crime alo; he. too, have child-
brain, and It U of the child to do what
he have done. The little bird, the little
fish, the little animal learn not by prin
ciple, but empirically: and when lie
learn to do. then there Is to hint the
ground to start from to do more. 'Dos
pou ato,' said Archimedes. 'Give me a
fulcrum and I shall move the world!'
"To do once Is the fulcrum whereby
cldld-braln become man-brain ; and until
be have the purpose to do more, he con
tinue to do the same again ever)' time.
Just ai lie have done before! Oh. ray
dear. I see that your eyes are opened
and that to ou the lightning, flash show
all the leagues." for Mr Harker began
to clap her hands and her eyes sparkled.
He went on:
"Now you shall speak. Tell u two dry-
Advice to the Lovelorn
By BEATRICE FAIRFAX
A Soldier's Problem, t Make the Best of It.
TJBAP. MISS FAIRFAX:
Six months ago I met a young
lady, and we became attached to
one another. I am in the army
snd expect to go away In a short
time. I gave an engagement ring,
with the understanding we are
to marry If I return- The girl Is
not satisfied, and begs me to
marry her now. She Is a dear
girl, and I feel it I marry her
now. I may come back so crip
pled I wouldn't be able to support
her. I love her enough not to'
wart to ruin her life in this
way: because she will always
have the chance to make a good
match, and I feel If T marry her
now I would be cheating her of
a happier future than I may be
able to give her. We are both
twenty -four. I want to know
whether you think I am right or
wrong. CD. b.
OMB will think your principles
rlM. the rest think them
wrung thst sums up the situation
snd the attitude people ere going
to take toward your problem. Some
will admire your unselfishness, your
self-control, your wish to do noth
ing thst might possibly hamper
and handicap the future of the girl
you love. Others will feel that most
of life Is taking chances and that,
since your sweetheart wants to
marry now and desires to feel that
you belong to each other, you wonld
be doing her the greater kindness
In yielding. After all. most ef life Is
taking chances, and we never have
any written guarantees of happi
ness or good fortune, Co what you
think right not Just what will 1st
you swell out your chest and feel
.i-mjd of yourself, but what will
i hntg fir greatest htpstatss,
b'h ef vu.
men of science what you see" with those
so bright eyes." He took her hand and
held It whilst she spoke. Ills finger and
thumb closed an her pulse, as 'I thought
Instinctively and unconadputly, as she
MIXA GAVE HYPJrOTIC
HISTORY OF KVKXT.
I . "The count is a criminal and of crimi
I na'l type. Nordau and Lombroso would
jso clssslfy.hlm. and qua criminal he' Is
( of Imperfectly formed mind. Thus; in
difficulty he has to seek resource in
habit. His past Is a clue, and the one
psgo of it that We know and that from
his iown lips 'tells that once before,
when In what Mr. Morris would call a
'tight place,' he went back to hlj own
country .from the Und be had' tried to
Invade, and thence; without losing pur
pose, prepared himself for a new effort.
"He came again better equipped or
his work, and won. So be came to Ixn
Jon to Invade a new land. He Was
beaten, and when all bopo of success
A-as' lost, and his existence In danger,
he fled back over the sea to bis
tome; Just as formerly he had fled
back over the Danube from Turkey
'Good, good!" oh. you so cleTer
ad !' said Van Helslng. enthualssll
cally, aa he stooped anu kissed her
hand. A moment later he said to me
j is calmly as though we had been
I having n sick iijom consultation:--
acvenilHU univ anu in- ail iu
-icltement. I hare hope." Turning
to her again, be said with keen ex
"But go on. Go on! There is more
to tell if you will. Be sot afraid;
John and I know. 1 do. In any case.
and shall tell you If you are right.
Speak, without fear!"
"I will try to; but you will forgive
me If I seem egotistical."
"Nay. fear -not. you must be ego
tist, for it Is of you that we think.''
SEEKS SAFETY, ALL,
ELSE BEIXG FORGOTTEN.
"Then, as he 'is criminal he is sel
fish; and as his Intellect Is' small and
his action is based on selfishness, he
confines himself to one purpose. That
purpose is remorseless. As he fled
bsck over the Danube, leaving his
forces to be cut to pieces, so now he
is intent on being safe, careless of all.
"So. his ows selfishness frees my
soul somewhat from the terrible power
which he acquired over me on that
."I felt It! Oh. I felt Jtl Thanlc God.
for His great mercy! My soul Is freer
than ' it has been sisce that awful
hour; and all that haunts me la a fear
lest In some trance or dream he may
have used my knowledge for his
ends." The Professor stood up:
"He has so used your mind: and by
it he has left us here in Varna, whilst
the ship that carried him rushed
through enveloping fog up to Galatr,
where, doubtless, he had made prep
aration for escaping from us. But
4 his chlld-mlnd only saw so. far; and
It may be that, as ever Is In God's
' Providence, the very thing that the
evildoer most reckoned on for his
selfish good, turns out to be his
"The huntec is taken In his own
snare, as the great Psalmist says.
For now that he thinks be is free
from every trace of us all. and that
he has escaped us with so many hours
to him, then hi' selfish child-brain
will whisper him to sleep. He
thinks, too, that as he cut himself off
from knowing' your mind, there can
be no knowledge of him to you; there
is where he fall!
(Te Be Centlaned TeaserrerM
JJEAR M1B3 FAIRFAX:
I have been going about with i
a chap twenty-one (six months
my junior), for three years. TVs
have grown to love each other.
Before our acquaintance he went
about with a girl I knew, but they
had a dispute and didn't spsat '
to each other until only last j
week. Re Is again going about j
with her and I seriously object.
What shall I do? j
He told me he didn't want any '.
one building- aircaatles about hlni. i
as he will have to lead a bach- I
elor's life for several years, to ' j
help support his parents and sis
ters, one of whom he Is educat- I
lng. I am lonely and dread the t
moment my mother hears of his
r-friendship with this girl In '
question, for I cannot reason with
her. Please advise me what to ,
do and also If I am In the right
he should not see this girl again.
JT dear "girl, what can you do
about ItT If your friend agala
enjoys his visits to the girl for
whom he used to care, don't you
see that you are nagging at htm
and trying to forbid his seeing her
will accomplish nothing? Xo, he
lias distinctly told you that you must
not dream of marriage, with him
as your fairy prince. If you are
Just to be his frland. then he has
vry right to have other friends.
Blnce he cannot be more than your
friend, why don't you cease build
ing your whole lift with him aa
the keystone, and find other Inter
ests to (III tn part ef your time?
Wben a girl finds herself In a sit
uation where se' Is practically
helpless she Is very foellsh Indeed
to pretest end ergue snd to make
hers! an eieryhod", else un.
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the Nation9 8 Greatest Home
ITJTH U stranger than fiction,
taffeta dress is evidence to
taffeta Is nary bin, black, or Copenhagen blue, and
this 1 a food dress to buy "sight unseen," as the sash
may draw It In to fit the lines of almost any figure,
and becomingly, too.
The Manicure Lady
rnHE lights looked pTetty dtm
I on Broadway last night."
-- ssid the Manicure Lady,
le and Brother Wilfred was down
town to a show, and after the show
we walked along the old White
Way for about ten blocks, trying
to Imagine that It was the old
Broadway of them dear, dead years
which has went beyond' recall. I
couldn't amagine it at air, and even
Wilfred, who has got a perfectly
grand Imagination, had a hard time
thinking I. was the same old
"Snuffing out them lights on
Broadway won't make much differ
ence to me" raid the VTeaa Barber.
"Over in the Bronx, where we live,
there is plenty of light to suit us.
snd I guess the folks that was al
ways raving about the White Vay
will have te get used to the chance.
It's a change that will mean -nore
change In their pockets, that's
"Wilfred says s Kreat poem
should be wrote about dimming the
lights." said the Manicure Lady.
He started one that went:
"The lights of Broadway sre no
And darkness now has came
To where them gambling gents of
Steered suckers to a game
Them flags are furled and ei the
Moves on about the aame. '
"He said It all right." agreed the
Head Barber. "The great beauty
about doing without things is find
ing out how easy it is to do with
out them. That's the great thing
gents and ladles on this here earth
la all the time finding out. Now I
guess a lot of them rounders will
go home nights and gat their regu
"T think it's going to be a good
thing after all." raid the Manicure
Lady. "Soms of the nicest folks I
know. George, will be better off for
getting their rest nights instead of
romping up and down Broadway up
to midnight and after Folks will
stay home and spend f.elr time' in
madUtlcu. 'ml whatever thr7 call
You Go 'South
they iy. ana a
bear It oat. The
that there deep thinking, and there
ain't any telling how many great
thoughts will be thought and how
many Inventions will be ftguved out
by people that used to fool around
evenings on the White Way. Wher
ever there'e thorns there's roses.
George. If people only was patient
and stopped to realize it."
"Well, the old town la slow about
making changes," said the Head
Barber, "and a lot of the regulars
diss hard, but changes come. Just
the same. kid. as. them, years go .by.
I can notice a change In me the
same as the tews Js whanging. I
ain't so desd sure about things as
I used to be. 1 ain't so ready to
find fault with my friends and
ain't so quick to pat myself on the
back as I used to be.
-The way I feel now. my only
klck Is that life la too short for me
to do the good I would like to do t
Do You Know That
To the old National Bank of
Spokane. Washington, belongs the
distinction of circulating the first
antiseptic germ-proof national
bank-notes. The United States
Treasury Is still experimenting
with devices to laundry dirty bank
notes to bright crisp ones, but the
Spokane Bank has the flrst sanitary
money ea record. Fifty thousand
dollars in bills. Just put out by the
bank, were signed with an Ink
which consisted largely of earbollo
acid. The result Is the bills are
saturated with an agency which
means death to the most vigorous
An artificial Ivory of creamy
whiteness and great hardness Is
made from good potatoes washed In
diluted aulphurlo acid, then boiled In
the same solution until they become
solid and dense. Thev sre washed
free of the acid and slowly dried
A Krench horticulturist has been
eperlmentlng with the stems of
spinach for the purpose of making
paper, and ha aaa produce, satis
IF yon go South' while the snow flies you will (Ml
like a stranger in a strange land unless you hare)
a gingham frock, for "down there" they are. wearing
tbem now. This one Is "of tan. blue, or black and
white glnsnam, with a, foliar ol'whita. Sw ara
broldery. - -
Bj WILLIAM F.
make up for some et tie bad X
"Tou ain't never been a bad fel
low. George." the Manicure, Lady
reassured him. "There's, a lot of
worse guys than. you. and X se 'em.
every day of my Ufa. Wilfred' gets
some grand thoughts now and thea.
even If he is a little glner about
speaking them., and he wm sarins"
the other night. ths,t a man.' Ufa is
like Broadway, full of lights; while
the. young and happy years, goes by.
and. getting dlnr and .quiet tejrar
the last. - '
"l think he was raDpfai at
Father a little about the quiet part;
as Father hasn't said. nofhlI.g
lately about nahdtnr' Wilfred" any
spending money, but It's true. what
he said. Just the aame. Folks- get
quieter as they get older."
"If that's the right dope,"', said
the Head Barber, "you're sure get
ting younger every day."
factory specimens, something ltke
Three of the moat'' Important
banks In Europe were founded by
Scotchmen, vtx the Bank f Eng
land. France and Vienna. -"
The muselee or a bird's wing ar
twenty times more powerful, pro
portionately speaking; than tiai
of a man's arm.
The Bank ot England baa" thirty
two different methods of detecting
forged banknotes ,
struck tn the reign ot Charles tae
First. ie,i -
metals are found to be- the
most transparent to the Itoentgea
It Is believed that the polka was
or,. -..! a rierbiah War'darice.
-. ' -Cyprus
raises about XQ.00tans ef
locust beans a year.
Infection dtseaaesj .are usilcnews
In Greenland. "