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By ANTHONY HOPE "A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. " —Francis Bacon. CHAPTER XI. I had brought the $10,000 with me. I produced them and put them on the ta ble, keeping a loving hand on them. "You fully understand my position, Colonel?" I said. "This thing is no use to m« unless I receive at least $320,010 to pay back principal, to meet interest, and to replace another small debt to the bank. If I do that, I shall be left with a net profit of $.">,000, not an extravagant reward. If I don't get that sum I shall be a defaulter, revolution or no revolu tion." "I can't make money if it's not there," he said, but without his usual brusque ness of tone. "But to this we agree. You are to have first turn at anything we find, up to the sum you name. It's to be hand ed over solid to you. The Signorina and I täte the leavings. You don't claim to share them, too. do you?" "■No,'' I said, "I'm content to be a preference shareholder. If the money's found at the Golden House, it's mine. If not, the new government., whatever it may do as to the rest of the debt, will pay me that sum." Wit hthat I pushed my money over to the Colonel. "I expect the new government to he very considerate to the bondholders ail round," said the Colonel, as he pocketed it with a chuckle. "Anyhow, your terms are agreed, eh, Signorina?" "Agreed !" said she. "And I'm to have the country seat?" "Agreed !" said I. "And the Colonel's to be President nnd to have the Golden House and all that therein is." "Agreed ! agreed ! agreed !" chanted the Signorina ; "and that's quite enough busi ness. Success to the Revolution !" I had risen to go, when a sudden thought struck me. "Where's Johnny Carr? I say, Colo nel, how indiscreet was he last night? I)o you think he remembers telling you about It?" "Yes," said the Colonel, "I expect he does by now. He didn't when I left him this morning." "Will he confess to the President? If he does, It might make the old man keep an unpleasantly sharp eye on you. He knows you don't love him." "Well, Carr hasn't seen the President yet. He was to stay at my house over to-day. He was uncommon seedy this morning, and I persuaded the doctor to give him a composing draught. Fact is, I wanted him quiet till I'd had time to think. You know I don't believe he would own up—the President would drop on him so ; but he might, and it's better they shouldn't meet." "There's somebody else he oughtn't to meet," said the Signorina. "Who's that?" I asked. "Donna Antonia," she replied. "He's getting very fond of her, and depend upon ft. if he's in trouble he'll go and tell her the first thing. Mr. Carr is very confi dential to his friends." We recognized the value of this sug gestion. If Donna Antonia knew, the President would soon know. "Quite right," said the Colonel. "It won't do to have him rushing about let ting oiK that we know ail about it. He's all right up to now." "Yes, but If be gets restive to-morrow morning?" said I. "And then you dou't want him at the Golden House on Friday evening, and I don't want him at the bar racks." "No, he'd show fight, Carr would," said the Colonel. "Look here, we're In for this thing, and I'm going through with it. I shall keep Carr at my house till it's all over, even If I have to use force. Master Johnny is better quiet." "Suppose he turns ugly?" I suggested again. "He may turn as ugly as he likes," •aid the Colonel. "He don't leave my house unless he puts a bullet Into me first. That's settled. Leave it to me. If he behaves nicely, he'll be all right. If not-'' "What «hall you do to him?" asked the Signorina, "Oh, leave It to the Colonel ; he'll man ege all right," I suggested. "Now I'm off," said the latter, "back to my friend Johnny. Good-night, Sig norina. Write to the President to-mor row. Goodnight, Martin. Make that speech of yours pretty long. Au revoir till next Friday." I prepared to go, for the Colonel lin gered till I came with him. Even then we so distrusted one another that neither would leave the other alone with the Sig norina. We parted ajt the door, he going off up the road to get hi# horse to ride to his "ranch," I turning down toward the Piazza. We left the Signorina at the door, look ing pale and weary, and for once bereft ef her high spirits. Poor girl ! She found conspiracy rather tryfng work. I was little troubled myself. I began to see more clearly that It doesn't do for a njan of scruples to dabble in politics. I had a great regard for poor Johnny, and I felt no confidence in the Colonel treating him with any consideration. In fact, I would not have insured Johnny's life for the next week at any conceivable premium. Again I thought it unlikely that, if we succeeded, the President would survive his downfall. I had to repeat to myself all the story of his treachery to me, lashing myself into a fury against him, before I could bring myself to think with resignation of the imminent extinc tion of that shining light. What a loss he would be to the world 1 So many delightful stories, so ^reat a gift of manner, so Immense a personal charm —all to disappear into the pit ! And for whitt? To put into his place a ruffian without redeeming qualities. Was it worth while to put down Lucifer only to enthrone Beelzebub? I could only check this doleful strain of reflection by sternly recalling myself to the real question— the state of the fortunes of me, John Martin. And to me the .Revolution was necessary. I might get the money; at least I should gain time. I was animat ed in I ed a In of a to ed by the honorable motive of saving my employers from loss and by the over-; whelming motive of my own love. If the j continued existence of Johnny and the i President was incompatible with these legitimate objects, sc' much the worse for Johnny and the President. CHAPTER XII. The next three days were on the whole the most uncomfortable I have ever spent in my life. I got little sleep and no rest ; I went about with a revolver handy all day, and jumped every time I heard a sound. I expended much change in buying every edition of all the papers ; I listened with dread to the distant cries of news venders, fearing, as the words gradually became distinguishable, to hear that our secret was a secret no longer. I was bound to show myself, nnd yet shrank from all gatherings of men. I transact ed my business with an absent mind and a face of such superhuman innocence that, had anyone been watching me, he must at once have suspected something wrong. I was incapable of adding up a row of figures, and Jones became most solicitous about the state of my brain. In a word, my nerves were quite shat tered, and I registered a vow never to upset a government again as long as I lived. In future the established consti tution would have to be good enough for me. I verily believe that only the thought of the Signorina prevented me making a moonlight flitting across the frontier with a whole skin nt least, if with an empty pocket, and leaving the rival patriots of Aureataland to fight it out among them selves. Happily, however, nothing occurred to justify my fears. The other side seemed to be sunk in dull security. The Presi dent went often to the ministry of finance, and was closeted for hours with Don Antonio ; I suppose they were perfecting their nefarious scheme. There were no signs of excitement or activity at the bar racks ; the afternoon gatherings on the Piazza were occupied with nothing more serious than the prospects of lawn tennis and the grievous dearth of dances. The official announcements relative to the debt had had a quieting effect, and all classes seemed Inclined to wait and see what the President's new plan was. So passed Wednesday and Thursday. On neither day had I heard anything from my fellow-conspirators : our arrange ments for writing had so far proved un necessary—or unsuccessful. The latter possibility sent shiver down my back, and my lively fancy pictured his excellency's smile as he perused the treasonable docu ments. If I heard nothing on the morn ing of Friday, I was determined at all risks to see the Colonel. With the dawn of that eventful day, however, I was re lieved of thi9 necessity. I was lying in bed about half-past nine when my servant brought in three letters. "Sent on from the bank, sir," he said, "with Mr. Jones' compliments, and are you going there this morning?" "My compliments to Mr. Jones, and he may expect me in five minutes," I re plied. The letters were all marked "Immedi ate"—one from the Signorina, one from the Colonel, one from the barracks. I opened the last first and read as follows: "The officers of the Aureataland Army have the honor to remind Mr. John Mar tin that they hope to have the pleasure of his company at supper this evening at 10 p. m. precisely. In the unavoidable absence of his excellency the President, owing to pressing care# of state, and the Hon. Colonel McGregor from lndisposi tlon, the toast of the Army of Aureata land will be proposed by Major Alphonse DeChair. "P. 8.—Friend Martin, speak long this night. The two great men do not come, and the evening want# to be filled out. "ALPHONSE DE CHAIR." "It shall be long, my dear boy, and we will fill out your evening for you," said I to myself, well pleased so far. Then I opened the Signorina'* epistle. "Dear Mr. Martin," It began—"Will you be so kind as to send me In the course of the day twenty dollar# In small change? I want to give the school chil dren a scramble. I enclose check. I am so eorry you could not dine with me to night, hut after all I am glad, because I ehould have hnd to put you off, for I am commanded rnther euddenly to dine at the Golden House. With kind regards, be lieve me, yours sincerely, "CHRISTINA NUGENT." "Very good," said I. "I reckon the scramble will keep. And now for the Colonel." "Dear Martin—I Inclose check for $r>O0. My man will call for the cash to morrow morning. I give you notice be cause I want It all in silver for wages, Carr and I are hero together, both seedy Poor Carr Is on his back, and likely to remain there for a day or two. I'm bet ter, and though I've cut the affair at the barracks to-night, I fully expect to be up and about this afternoon. Ever yours, "GEO. M'GREGOIi.' "Oh, so Carr Is on his back and likely to remain there, is he? Very likely, I expect ; but I wonder what it means. I hope the Colonel hasn't been very drastic. However, everything seems right ; in fact better than I hoped." In this more cheerful frame of mind I arose, breakfasted at leisure, and set out for the bank about eleven. Of course the first person I met on the street was one of the last I wanted to meet, namely, Donna Antonia. She was on horseback, and her horse looked ns if he'd done some work. At the sight of me she reined up, and I could not avoid stopping as I lifted my hat. "Whence so early?" I asked. "Early?" she said. "I don't call th early. I've been for a long ride : in fac I've ridden over to Mr. Carr's place, with a message from papa ; but he's not there. Do you know where he is, Mr. Mar'fin?" "Haven't an Idea," said I. "He hasn't been home for four nights," shs continued, "and he hasn't been to 'he ministry, either. It's very odd that he should disappear like this, just whea ail the business is going on, too." "What business, Donna Antonia?" I asked blandly. She colored, recollecting, no doubt, i that the business was still a secret. "Oh, well, you know they're always busy at the ministry of finance at this time. It's the time they pay everybody, i isn't it?" "It's the time they ought to pay every- I body," I said. "Well," she went on, without noticing j my correction, "at any rate papa and the I President are both very much vexed with ! *}! ra \?° Î, ° ffered l ° mrtke my nde m hlä j ^Vhe^ can he be?" I asked again. .. WeH she Hed> "j believe he's at Colonel McGregor's, and after lunch I shall go over there. I know he dined there on Monday, and I daresay he stayed on." "No," thought I, "you mustn't do that, It might be inconvenient." So I said: I I I if "The Colonel says Carr told him he was 1 golng off for a couple of days' sail in his It s verv bad of him to go, she said, _ ■ , . ,, f, ... . 1 but no doubt that s it. Papa will be angry, but he'll be glad to know no harm has come to him." I "Happy to have relieved your mind." j said I. and bade her farewell, wondering whether Don Antonio would find no harm had come to poor Johnny, doubts. I had my CHAPTER XITI. When I arrived at the bank I dispatch ed brief answers to my budget of letters ; j each of the answers was to the same j purport, namely, that I should be at the 1 barracks at the appointed time. I need , not trouble the reader with the various j wrappings in which this essential piece of j intelligence was involved. I then had a | desperate encounter with Jones; business j was slack, nnd Jones was fired with the unholy desire of seizing the opportunity thus offered to make an exhaustive in quiry into the state of our reserve. lie could not understand niv sudden punctil iousness ns to times and seasons, and I was afraid I should have to tell him plainly that only over my lifeless body hould he succeed in investigating the contents of the safe. At last I effected diversion by persuading him to give Mrs. Jones a jaunt into the country, and thus left in peace, I spent my afternoon in making final preparations. I burned many letters ; I wrote a touching farewell to my father, in which I took occasioa to point out to him how greatly his im prudent conduct had contributed to iu crease the difficulties of his dutiful son.' I was only restrained from making a will by the obvious imprudence of getting it witnessed. I spent a feverish hour m firing imaginary shots from my revolver, to ascertain whether the instrument was in working order. Finally I shut up the bank at five, went to the Piazza, partook j of a light repast, and never was I more rejoiced than when the moment for ac-1 tion at last came. As I was dressing, lin gering over each garment with a feeling that I might never put on, or, for that matter, take it off again. I received a second note from the Colonel. It was brought by a messenger, on a sweating , h , ,, , . ,___ , horse, who galloped up to my door. I knew the messenger well bv sight ; he was the Colonel's valet. My heart was in my mouth as I took the envelope from his hands. The fellow was evidently in our secret, for he grinned nervcfusly at me as he handed it over, and said : , I was to ride fast, and destroy tlit letter if anyone came near. I I nodded, nnd opened it. It said: I "C. escaped about six this evening. Re lleved to have gone to his house. He sus peets. If you see him, shoot on sight." "Had Mr, Carr a horse?" I asked of the man. 1 ''No, sir ; left on foot. Couldn't come along the^road to W hittingham, sir, it* pa mu" ed ' . T . . There was «till a chance. It was ten miles across country from the Colonel', to Johnny's, and six miles on from John ny's to Whittingham. Tlje man divined my thoughts. j "He can't go fast, sir, he's wounded in the leg. If he goes home first, as he will, because he doesn't know his horses are gone he »n't get here before eleven at the earliest. (To be continued.) Up to Her. I hear you nre contemplating matri mony, old man," said Green. "How about It?" | It's a fact" replied Brown, "but the outcome of my contemplation depends on the widow's might." ! "IIow's that?" queried Green. I "She might decide to marry me, and then on the other hand she might not," answered Brown. - .... - j ' w '' ,rk- ! "Old Crossby worked eighteen h.urs out of twenty-four until he amassed < u fortune. i "Yes, and now his son is working twenty-four hours out of every twenty-; four. "Making another fortune?" "No. trying to find a way to spend the fortune his daddy made." Drawing it Fine. She Is daft on the subject of germs and sterilizes or filters everything in the house." "How does she get along with her family?" "Oh, even her relations are strained." —Harper's Weekly. ITmml Method. Author—Have you read my novel? Theatrical Manager—Yes. Author—I am thinking of dramatiz ing it What do you think of the Idea? Theatrical Manager—Well, It ought to make a good play after the plot is removed. ___i I'rooi Positiv«. Bess—Clara ls a firm believer ln the faith cure. Nell—llov do you know? Bess—Because she spends half her allowance for com plex ion lotio ns. K»»y for Him. Pennibs—Serihbleton tells me he I# making a specialty of smart child say ing jokes now. Inker ton—Yes, poor fellow! Ila's 1c hla second childhood. New Method of Grafting, ßef °i' e a meeting of the American 1 f graftin g was described by a gentleman from Colorado, who stated that 11 w 'as the most successful meth a MM od that lie had employed In top-work ing old orchards, and that it could be used on branches as large as four Inches in diameter with great success. It impresses one as being possibly bet ter than ordinary cleft grafting for large stocks, from the fact that the *. i ,, ,, surfaces of the union were all smooth , ,, . . ,, „ _ and the ^ions held more firmly. The nieth od of procedure Is as follows: Af tor determining where the graft had better go the stock is cut off with a fine saw and the cut made in the side of the stock, as shown at "A." This is then cleaned out with a knife, ns shown at "B a saddler's knife is used for this purpose, outline of which Is shown at "E." The scion is cut as Is usual in cleft grafting and is driven m 'I \ s * A i I \ m to# METHOD OF GRAFTING. ^h some little force into the groove the stock as shown at "C" and in —------- cross section at "D." It wll be found that after this graft has been driven in R can only oe pulled out by using con siderable force and it is held much more jj rrn ]y than in the ordinary cleft A „ wolmds should be covered . ... " lth wax as m ordinary cleft graft tog. Feeding Animals, It I s economical to feed only as much as may be required. If too much car bonaceous material be fed to an ani ma ] the excess will be a loss, for the re ason that the animal will assimilate Qnd appropriate only the actual amount „ ,. . - . necessary for the purpose required by . / , . . toe ^etn ; and even when the farmer feeds liberally of carbonaceous material he may starve his animals if they do not receive nitrogenous food, for which reason it may be noticed that on some f îlr m Si where the stock is liberally pro y j ded w Rh certain kinds of food, the lg thrifty , the young ones , .. . , , do not grow, and the farmer Is annoyed a t the unsatisfactory results of what he supposes is good management, when the cause is a lack of perhaps only a single element, which, In connection w Rh a less quantity of one of the kinds given, would produce a radical 'change. It is Important then. In order . : .. , . to denve the best results from feeding animals, that the farmer thoroughly understands the quality of the mate rials used. Its feeding value depends upon the proiiortions of those elements best adapted to the purposes In view, uu ] es8 a perfect knowledge of the composltlon of feeding stuffs Is gained by the farmer he may feed at a loss and derive but little benefit from his stock. Pedigreed Seeds. The achievements of the plant breed ers In the development of pedigree seeds are quite wonderful, considering toe difficulties of fixing permanently characteristics resulting from hybridi zation. For Instance, when species of r Y e w 'to different types of heads are crossed * s found that the female P Rrent ls nelth er alone nor most prom- ment when exerting its Influence on the product and its progeny. In about one _ half of the plants of the flrst gen era ti on of rye crosses the type of head an d form of seed of the male parent were provalont , whlle ln the other half the game characteristics of the female predominated. In the second genera tion the individuals split up Into groups of either one type or the other. One fourth of the number of individuals showed the spike characteristics of the female parent, one-fourth those of the male parent and one-half Intermediate forms.—Agricultural EpitomisL Feeding; :he Dairy Cow. What ls the proper amount of food for a cow? Such an Inquiry cannot be satisfactorily answered, as each cow Is an individual, having peculiarities of disposition. There are preferences among animals for certain foods, as they have their likes and dislikes. A row may have an excellent appetite to day and refuse to eat but little of her food to-morrow. Of the various foods, however, a cow will eat from 40 to 60 pounds of mature corn ensilage, with [ f lx , m 5 to 10 pounas of grain with the «qsilage, which may he given in place | 0 f the bran. Of clover hey, a cow may pe allowed to eat as much as she wishes. The ensilage may be reduced Bnd more grain given, ground. If pre j ferred, but there is no rule to govern the feeding of a cow. Each cow must be studied and her wants satisfied, Those yielding milk should be fed more liberally than those that are dry, or ' nearly so. Cutting Potato«# for Planting. In regard to cutting potatoes a very large number of experiments here proved that whole potatoes are best for warm, high land, and for very early potatoes they will not only yield enough more to pay the cost of the seed, but will produce a crop from a week to ten days earlier than cut po tatoes, which will sometimes make a difference in price of from 50 cents to $1 per bushel. But on rich, moist lands the difference between whole and cut potatoes is not so great. Iu the first place, on a rich, moist soil, it Is not so Important to secure an early vigorous growth as It is on a warm, dry soil, and in the second place, not being plauted too deep below the surround ing land, there Is a tendency to the production of a larger number of stalks than on dry land, but even as a rule it will be better to plant a whole medium-sized potato. Possiniiifie# of Tomato. "If you could keep the frost away from a tomato vine for a couple of years it would get to be a fair-sized tree," says the Texas Farmer. "This occurs sometimes In Florida—In years when the frost king leaves that State alone. By the same sign, you can plant tomatoes in the winter in Florida and have them grow all the spring nnd sum nier and fall, and under the right £on ditions they become very large. The midrib of the leaf of such a tomato plant will grow to he eighteen Inches Iong, a veritable tree limb. * * * Six feet ls the height to which the to mntoes should be trained, and pruned to a single stem. They can be made to grow ten or fifteen feet as well, but this / is an inconvenient height." A«lver(i»e Your Poultry. There was a farmer who had been breeding pure-blood chickens for some years, and lie always sold what he had in poultry and eggs, without any trou - hie to his neighbors and little market tow pushm regular vocation of farming. Finally it was suggested to him that he ought to advertise the poultry branch of his business and extend it somewhat, but he was timid about sink ,-n. but he had never thought about . , . , . „ , . shing this little by-business of his * * a few dollars already in hand in printer's ink with the view of getting uncertain dollars. Finally, however, after talking the matter over with his wife, he invested a few dollars. He made $40 out of this venture. He now advertises extensively and does a big business. - Testing Fertilizer». Before using fertilizers in large quantities it is well to experiment with several different kinds in plots. The diagram shows plots of uniform size which should be separated by a space of at least 12 Inches. The squares marked O are not fertilized and are used for comparison with the fertilized oties. If the squares are meda 20 feet by 20 feet an application of one pound of nitrate will be equivalent to one hundred pounds to the acre. _ Keeptn-x Clock ln Condition. No animal can remain at a standstill wlthout loss to Its owner. If the au mal is not gaining, then the labor and food are wasted. If the animal loses only a pound In weight, then the farm er suffers loss of that which he once had, and he must incur additional ex pense to recover that additional pound hut the time lost cannot be recovered. These facts show the Importance of keeping the stock in good condition and having an animal make an increase daily. When there is a falling off in the weight, or the yield of milk is re duced, the cause should be sought, and if an error has occurred, or there Is fault in the management, a change for <o o Ü! o o m FOR TESTING FERTILIZERS. the better should be made without de lay. Setting a Hen. Don't put the eggs In a deep box, where the hen will be forced to jump down on tlie eggs to get at them, for she will be pretty apt to break some of them. Should any of the eggs be broken at any time, the balance of them should be washed as soon as dis covered, for a smeared egg will not hatch. The proper dimensions for box ln which to set a sitting hen are about 12 inches square. If smaller ls apt to crowd the hen and the eggs are liable to be broken ; If larger, the eggs will scatter and will not all be incubated. The box should be placed on its side, so that the hen may have easy access to It Stravfberries. There ls one advantage In growln strawberries ln preference to other fruits, which is that less capital Is re quired and the crops come sooner. Plants set out this spring will send out runners and form matted rows full , of berries next year. If kept clean the rows will give two or three crops, with a partial crop after the bed old. The proper mode, however, Is make a new bed each year, as the cost is but little comparatively. LEGAL INFORMATION. Requiring milk dealers to register with the health commissioner, and pay a registration fee, ls held, in St. Louis rs - Grafeman Dairy Co. (Mo.), 1 L. R. A - (N. S.) 936, tQ be a valid polie» regulation. Prohibiting the sale of milk contain Ing any preservative is held, In St. Louis vs. Schuler (Mo.), 1 L. R. A. (N. S.) 928, to be within the police power, although there may be preserva tives which are not deleterious to health. A gift of hls accumulated property by a man to hls children at a time whet» be j g earning a good Income ls held, i n James vs. Aller (N. J. Err. & App.), 2 L. R. A. (N. S.) 285, not voidable a * *>Is option, although the act may he improvident Owners of property abutting on a highway adjacent to a railway track ire held in Hyde vs. Fall River (Mass.), 2 L. U. A. (N. S.) 269, not to sustain any special damages by discontinuance of the street wdthin the railroad right of way and the erection of a bridge to carry the street over the tracks a> that In order tq cross the tracks they are obliged to go away from them until they reach the foot of the bridge ap proach. An unattested holographic will, exe euted in a foreign country according to its laws, by a citizen qf one of the Unl ted States domiciled there, is held. In 1 Lindsay vs. Wilson (Md.), 2 L. It. A. (N. S.) 40S, to pass real property sub sequently acquired iu that State, under a statute providing that every will made out of the State shall be held valid, if made according to the forms required by the law of the place where j the same is made, or where such person , ... . .. ...... . is residing at the time that it Is made, . . . .. . A nnlp to this cusp reviews nl tie A note tq this case reviews all the other authorities on conflict of laws as to wills. PENNIES BY THE MILLION. Twenty-flve Ton# of Them In Lon tlon Slot Gas Maeliine» Weekly. An English penny is so nearly 2 cents of our currency that the difference is negligible. It Is given out that the ! South Metropolitan Gas Company* which does a large business on the i s °uth side of London, takes about 25 j tons of pennies from the slot machine! | every week. These slot machines are used for the purpose of supplying gas to the poorer classes who are compelled. to buy it in small quantities, a penny paying for about twenty-eight cubic feet. The company has perhaps 200, qqq 0 f these slot machines iu opera tion. It becomes an Interesting question how much money Is represented by 25 tons of pennies. An English penny weighs approximately 146 grains. As a pound avoirdupois contains 7,000 grains, the pennies run very near to 48 to the pound. A long ton, or 2,240 pounds, would therefore make 107,520 pennies, and 25 tons would mean 2, 888,000. These would be worth $53, 760, a large sum, indeed, but hardly 30 large as the great weight would lead us to expect In a year, however, the slot machines would mean payment for four billion, cubic feet of gas, which Is less than one-third of the amount annually sold by the company. At the same time it shows an immense value for a small retail trade to the classes that are Bo poor that they buy a penny's worth of £ as a * a time. In this case a slot ma chine supplies a real want, and while toe poor many pay more for gas ln such small quantities, they are at least en a Med to purchase It in quantities with ' n their means.—Louisville Courler Journal._ I How to see Four Moon#, ! \ pretty experiment can be made 1 w }th a hand mirror any night wheis there ls a full moon. Hold the mirror -1 go that the moon's Image will be seen 1 i n It and you will be surprised to see | four moons Instead of one. One moon will be very bright but the other three will be In a straight line and quite dull, one dull Image on one side of the I bright moon and the other two on the 1 other side. Turn the mirror around slowly, still holding its face to the moon, and the reflections will seem to revolve around a common center. You can make the same experiment with any one of the very bright stars* such as Sirius, Venus or Jupiter, but with these there will be three Images Instead of four, as the number seen de P en d s on the breadth of the object ! explanation ls simple. There aro two surfaces in a mirror, one ln front and to e other where the quicksilver H. ! The brightest reflection comes from th* °bject Itself, the others are what 1 # known as "secondary Images" reflected from the frOTlt to the back of the mir ror and thence to the eye. The magi* mirror never fails to excite a good deal of wonder and ls an Interesting expert ment as well, The Best He Could Say. Goodley—The lines ln DeRlter's new comic opera are exceedingly bright an <5 witty. He's quite a remarkable libret tist. Crittlck—Yes, he certainly has a re ! ' markable memory.—Philadelphia Press, Tlie Difference. Ninon—What ls the difference be tween the love of a lover and the love of a husballd? xlnette _Ahout S50 degrees Fahren - D ru S stores in big and little towns , u ' e "different.''