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Amateur magician?, as weu as amateur scíeutists, wiJl like the little experiment that we are now goiug tü describa We have shown yon two or three wars of "fcnruing water iuto wine," as the magioiana aay. Tilia is another, and we thiiik that it is the ueatest and most interesting of theru all. Get two goblets of exactly the same gize and shape. aud pluuge them iuto a tub of water, holding one upright aud the other upside down. Hold them under the water untiJ both are completely filled aud not a bubblu of air remains in them. Be careful about this. Then while they are still under water briug them together, brim to brirn, one upright, the other inverted, aud lift them carefully out, standing them in a píate provided for the purpose. One goblet is now standing inverted npon the other, and both are ful] of water. Dry them carefully with a ton cloth, anti then move the upper glass very slightly to one side, so as to leave visible barely a thread of water. If you do this skillfully and gently, the water wil! not run out. On the foot of the inverted glass now place a small glass filled with wine, and having dipped into the wine a fiber of tapestry wool or a piece of candlewick arrange itwith its twoends hanging over and down from the edge of the wineglass. Capiilary attraction will now set in, and the wine will begin to run down the fiber, dropping on to the foot of the inverted glass and overflowing thence down the sides of the glass. Thus the wine will run geutly toward the brirns of the tw,o glasses, and then, instead of continuing its descent, it will flow sideways between the rims and thence upward into the inverted glass; so that, in a few minutes, the sinall glass on top will be einpty, the middle, inverted, glass will be full of wine colored fluid, and the lower glass will be


Ann Arbor Argus
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