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PUBLISHED WEEKLY A f WAUWATOSA. - WIS. WAUWATOSA PRiNTiNG CO., Publishers. SUBSCRIPTION PRICE: ONE YEAR SI.OC CURIOUS CONDENSATIONS. The number of persons cremated in Germany from IS7S to 189!) was 71110. Cnuudiaii towns and cities are stead ilv growing. and many of thorn quite rap idly. -The evictions in Ireland of the (last year were only I'd, the lowest in twenty years. Some of tiie English towns are heing infested hy fraudulent oolleetois for tin war fund. —One hundred wounded Germans v err found in the hospital at .faeohsrlal. i South Africa. Tliero is a ttiovetnent in the States to send a mounted voluntet r eorps to South Africa. -The plum known as the ••Abund ance” is a cross between a Japanese plum and the American wild plum. In tile years 1 SOI I-1 Ml Kt the number of families who l*fi .Visa e-Lorraine for France was over 7***i. Trolley lines in Connecticut last year carried 59,0*4. <O2 passengers, and tile s’caiu lines, .10,12110.41 IS. Among 100.000 Germans there are twenty-one suicides every year, most of them aged between 20 and 30. -Though Spain is an agricultural country, it had to import last year more than $15,000,000 worth of grain. Kountania is to have three new rail way lines constructed at a cost of $lO,- 540,(KMt. exclusive of rolling stock. At Zurich the theological faculty of the university finds that it lias only eight students for ten professors this winter. —A news vender of North London was sentenced to a seven-day term in jail for crying false war news on the streets. It is predieted that our whole re maining area of white pine forests will be practically denuded within five years. The balance of trade in favor of the United States for the seven months end ing January 1 amounted to $313,728,183. lien. Funston is stationed in the central part of Luzon and lias 4000 men under him, scattered about in small gar risons. Shipping tolls at the Suez eanal in January yielded $1,304,400, against sl.- 411.5,000 in January, 1800, and $1,408,000 in 1808. London medical pajiers discuss an outbreak of typhoid fever at Exeter, which has been traced to consumption of raw cockles. The California currants sold in this country are so carefully cleaned that they command better prices than Corinth ian currants. Descendants of the missionaries in the Hawaiian islands constitute about one-twentieth of the white population, exclusive of the l’ortUgliest*. A compilation of dates from the year lit! to IBti7 indicates that Japan must expect a destructive earthquake about oni e in two and n half years. Wire fences are found to be responsi ble for much damage to stock hy lightning discharges, and occasional earth wires are suggested. Colorado produced last year s3l, 122,1 (Mi in gold, $12,080,25(1 in silver, $4,- • 541.529 in lead. $1,854,2215 in copper and $577,5i*i m zinc and maiiganiferous iron. Statistics of tlie Massachusetts rail way commissioners show that the aver age cost of railway equipment per mile of main track in that state last vear was $4(5,14!*. The timber supply of (I corgi a has been estimated by lumbermen of that state as suttieient to last only nine years at the present rate of sawing, 2,ti<Kl,ooo feet daily. Hamburg and Kremeti cannot agree as to which has the larger fleet, but both are proud of the fact that Germany has • lie two biggest steamship companies in the world. The President's summer tour this year will begin in July or August and will include a trip to the launching at San Francisco of a battleship, to he christened Ohio. Hats have lately been overrunning certain parts of the northern district of Dumbs-. Recently a 0 year-old girl, who is both deaf and duiiiii. was badly in ’tired hy these pests. I hroiigti state aid there have been built, in New Jersey about -550 miles of hard roads. Counties, boroughs, town ships and ether municipalities have con structed ns many more. Russia is probably the only country Mint could raise a regiment coin posed eti tirely of generals, who number 1245. They receive in salaries an aggregate of 7,000.000 rubles a year. I lie 1 nrkshire i Fug.l brewers are gradually bringing into use motor trac tion ears for the conveyance of beer to their customers. The ears are stated to be much more economical than louses. Dyer the main gateway of the Paris exposition at the entrance to tin* Chumps Klysees a startling innovation in sculp ture will Is* seen. The figure of th * “City of Paris will be represented as a woman dressed according to the latest fashion of I!MM*. Several new 10 in. h pms mounted on disnpiM-nring carriages have been placed j in tin' fortifications guarding Sun I'nin- j cisco harbor. Expert* say tin 1 harbor is now proof against anything that may try to stoam into it. Since vacciuutio i inis been eonipul-i sorv in tieruiuu oito-s. in lsVl. ouh n few Clisrs of smallpox lias I*;s’ll observed, and most of those necurrcd in fnroignets coming from countries without compul sory \aceination. 'Hie corporation of Lincoln. England, have rt'solvcd, if possible to make the largest and deoju-st lairing for water in the I’nited Kingdom. It will he over kitHMi fi"t deep and not less than two ve inches in diameter at the hottoin. Private CtMrilirs I'ri'ferml t>y the Poor. Anyone who is at n'l familiar wi:h th' feelings of the plain | ample nuist lie aware that, as a rule, they are more will ing to he sent, in ease of sickness, to a hospital managed hv a private eorpora tion than to one managed by the public. Yet a vigorous agitation to abolish n'l public aid to private charities has been lately set on foot by many well-meaning citizens, who, it seems to me, look at the subject too exclusively from a theo retical standpoint. On the other hand, as the supervisor of t'atholie charities iu New York city has very well put that side of the question, the "private institu tions give the use of their grounds, build ings and equipments to the public with out charge, and in addition do the work eheaper than it could he done in public institutions." E. I*. Wheeler in Atlantic. science at schwil. Th following comes from an Austra lian school magazine: "If w* break a magnet in halves each piece becomes magnet. If we break each piece in halves each of the smaller pieces becomes a mug net. until we come to something which we cannot split up. Each of these pieces which cannot l>e split up further is calhd a microbe." Household Words. AT AN AFTERNOON TEA. - "J',B Lent at last, and with it, halls And parties hav . been banished; How speedily hats • teas” end calls oepplauted what has vanished! 1 inaptly today at tive o’clock , ieft my latest verses. And sauntered forth ■ around the block " To • tea” at Madame I’urse’s. The glare of golden lights within A glamour to the eye lent; 1 entered. What a merry din! For not a soul was silent. 1 greeted Madame, spoke her fair, Tlo-n. ieft to my devices. Went tuning here and flitting there in search of mental spices. In vain my search. Where'er I went The talk was void and vapid; Some spoke slow-honeyed compliment, Some gushed In phrases rapid. From one I heard of coming style. From one of coining scandal; One said she hated old Carlyle, Another hated Handel. Mis- Fry laughed slyly at Miss I’iim. Miss Prim at pert Miss Fry laughed; Miss ITide scorned both, ad interim Why marvel then that I laughed'; I lauid a politician try Ills colleague to disparage; I heard a married lady cry In sneer at love in marriage. Around me thus flowed glibly out Small mots and Commonplaces; Phpie, pride, dissembled Joy, and doubt •in fair and ugly faces. Ami as the tail tea-urn I sought. Twi\t gowns of bright ami black cloth. •‘Wbv is tins called the time.” I thought. “Of ashes and of sackcloth'?” Tow n Topics. 1 REPENTANT ROGUE. I. When Jimmie MeKoy iliisl he lie- | queathed his mansion on North Shore, j his founders’ shares in the Great l'oo- i bah Gold Mining eompany, and the re spectable sum of £250,000 sterling, in vested entirely in Colonial stocks, to his “only and beloved child” Victoria Marie MeKoy. Jimmie was a child of fortune, ft man obviously born lucky, yet his sole pride was in the fact that lie was born < ’olonial Victoria Marie was a lady. .She had been well educated by divers teachers. She could play “Home, Sweet Home” with variations, not only absolutely cor rect, but with a feeling which could dis furh no conversation. She had read "Trilby” and “The Woman Who Did.” She rode a bicycle, and refused to tuk** advantage of the voting paper presented to her by a maternal government. She was the richest heiress in Australasia. 11. it was at Lady Boughtem’s garden par ty that Victoria Marie met Cyr.l Fit z herbert. * llis raven black hair —won rather long his small, but artistically drooping, mustache, his .Jive eoinnl*ion that told of the inherited lire and passion of warm er southern blood than the hyperborean fluid of his father’s and, above all, his pale-blue eyes, with which he often gazed intently at nothing, showed, so the la dies said, that there was a secret, doubt less a romantic one. in his past life. ”1 must introduce you to our heiress, Miss MeKoy,” said Lady Houghton. “Is that she?” asked Mr. Fitzherbcrt. fixing his blue eyes on the identical young lady. “Yes,” said her ladyship wonderingly; “how did you guess?” "1 do not know,” lie replied, speaking in a low, far-away voice. “She is not beautiful; not to the mere outward eye, but to those who look beyond the physi cal outline there is a depth, a soul; a eharaeter but what am 1 saying?" His voice changed ns if he‘had awaked from some pleasant dream to the reality of a mundane existence, and he continued with artless lightness; "I had no idea she was your heiress, though I was anxious to Is* introduced to her. Still, it would be mere esthetic folly to say that the possession of a certain number of golden coins could in any way spoil my ideal." "My dear Victoria,” cried her ladyship, after the ceremony of introduction had been duly enacted, ”1 must leave Mr. j Fitzherbcrt with you. 1 know you will ! look after him well, you dear girl, and j really 1 must—it is my duty to her majes ty I must attend on his excellency, lie has not had a cup of tea this afternoon. Positively he must be thirsty such a hot afternoon! and wearing a frock coat!” Strange to say, though he never spoke of (hem to Lady Boughteni, Mr. Fitz herbert’s talk to Victoria was entirely of outdoor pastimes, of hunting, shooting, boating, tennis and bicycling. lie recounted nothing impossible; no extraordinary leaps, miraculous shots, prodigious record-breakings. Everything was kepi within small and seemly bounds. She began to admire him, not so much for the things lie had done, as for th>* truth with which lie retailed them. To her surprise she felt sorry when the i thinning crowd on the lawn "told her it I was time to depart. "i on must call on us," she said, eager- ; l.v: "ill} aunt will he delighted to see you. I and I 1 should like you to have a look at | my horses.” 111. The shortest road to friendship runs over a common land. Victoria Marie and Cyril soon discov ered this Both were interested Cyril, it apiK'iired, deeply in all the mysteries of hor"etie*h. amt in a mutual exchange of confidences on that prosaic subject they sealed rn agreement of oomradoship, th.r word, rather than friendship, defin ing .he good fellowship which for the first few days existed lietwoen them. Of course, the proprieties were main tained by the presence at lunch and dinner of Victoria's aunt. Mrs. Lisie, and as so ciety, in the person of Lady Boughtem. had determined on the advisability of a match between the two young people, they were allowed to pursue their dual loneliness undisturbed. By the fourth day. so strong had their ai.piaintanee grown, that Cyril, arriving, as usual, earlv in the morning, brought with him a birthday book. "A friend of mine.” he explained, nog ligcntly. "has sent me this from home, and, ns 1 hnve no names in it yet. 1 thought 1 should like you to ls> the first to write y.mr name in it. If you will he so kind?” The bonk was really very pretty. It was almost as large as a photograph al bum and the cardboard pages were hand I painted with illustrations of the seasons, i the graces, eupids and many other pretty devices. t'nder each date a little space was cut in the cardboard and a piece of j light-green colored paper inserted for the name to he written on. lie opened the hook and laid it on the ! table. "llow funny!" said Victoria, “yon j have opened it at my birthday. Is that lucky V" He blushed in a most unnecessary way a> he handed her a pen. "1 hope so." he murmured. She had taken the pen, and sitting rt | the table was preparing to write, whih he stood at her side watching the op ! i ration seriously, when anew difficulty ; presented itself. "Hew shall I sign?" she asked, look | mg at ban with a perplexity which, if she had been a prot.y girl, might have 'been susi'coti'd f. r eoqiutry. "To my hist friends (she accented the word si \ i always sign my full name, lint to ae iiuaintanoes or on cheeks 1 merely put Victoria M It saves time, you see." i To her surprise he reddened a sttspi RE KRUGER WILL MAKE HIS LAST STAND. ——-* 1 ■ ■■■= J I correspondents inside the Boor lines state that Pretoria, of which we show a view above, is being lieavd> forttheil with a viw of making a filial stand there, should the burgher armies be beaten back by the British in the held. lie lion hearted 1 resident of the South African republic declares that his moil will die lighting in the trenches rather than surrender to a foreiga roe. eiously angry color—and welching cut his hand took hold of the book. “Do not sign at all,” he Cried abrupt ly: "I. would rather you did not.” Victoria was hurt. Innoceatlv she had wished to show him her friendship by the harmless ruse of her two signatures, blit now she pushed his hand aiide impetu- 1 cusly. "1 will si_gn." she said, hqh face suf- I fused with a ruddier glow thin his own; "you askisl me to, so I will.” , With every sign of impatience she dashed ofT her signature—Victoria Ma rio MeKoy. “There!” sip* cried, throwing aside the pen petulantly. He went away earlier that evening, taking with him the bonk, whith she had grown positively to hate. When he had gone she put on her hat, aiuF to escape the weariness of a tete-a-tetr with her aunt, determined to go for a walk. She had not walked far wlen at the corner of a road, where a beiighted oil lamp was showing a feeble and.tliekering light, she saw Cyril standing ind talk ing to a strange man. She d|ew back in the shadow of the paling fetre which bounded the footpath: not mat she wished to play eavesdropper to their con versation. but with a nervous feeling Mint, if he saw her, Cyril wotfd think that she had followed him. It was not until she stood still that she found she could plainly h**ar nil that they said. She would have crept hway. but having heard a few words, the was tempted -and listened. The stranger—a tall man will n big moustache, which he negligently (twisted between his forefingers and thunri whih I lie spoke—was talking. "My dear Cyril”—it was the voile of a gentleman—"there must be no mfcj. de lay. I am getting too old—rejitf,; you i know, lam s(l—to he as impatiejt as a youth. Still, I am not staafoa* with age.” Jr J "1 tell you,” said Cyril,* him. "that I must get the other signa ture. \ ietoria Marie is no good. We blast have Victoria M., as you know.” '1 he mention of her name w*s a .sur prise, lint not so great a one ps Cyril's lie about the signature. Victoria, in her hiding place, gasped.with astonishment. “' cry well, my dear friend,” [replied the stranger, twirling his mustache still more vigorously; "1 shall trust Jon till the eighth day; this is the fourth) We know each other, dear hoy. We etc com rades in sorrow, friends in need—t hat is the proverb, eh? But if you piiy me false—well, I do not like double dealings between partners—it is as if j man struck me in the hack. I should ffol jus tified in retaliating in the same winy. A tooth for a tooth, eh?—that’s in tlie Bi ble. Vis. better to wait in a dark road liow w ould this do?—w ait till he'passed ; you, and then! It is very simple; It is ; a code of honor 1 learned in the service, j IV. The eighth day mentioned by the stranger, and not forgotten by Victoria, had come. It had indeed nearly gone. by. for at 9 o'clock in the evening Cytil and Victoria were in the billiard room, Uppar ently engrossed in scoring the enquired hundred. Cyril bad earlier in tlie even ing made several attempts to leave, but Victoria, with unusual denseness, had re fused to understand the plainest hints which he let drop, and had at last prac tically commanded him to follow her to the billiard room, ’lies escaping tin? sleep ing espionage of Mrs. I,isle in the draw ing room. The game was finished, Cyril had run out with a break of thirty-five, scoring far more rapidly than in any pre vious game with V ictoria. lli> put his cue carefully into the rack and flicking some chalk stains off his coat, remarked casually: "I must really be off. 1 have an appointment.” "With the tall gi ntb'inan w iih the b!g mustache?" said Victoria gently. "How do you know?" cried Cyril in as tonishment. For answer Victoria methodically put aside her cue, and sitting down on the settee, patted tlu* scat at her side with a quietly-suggestive motion. "You will come and tell me every thing," she said. IF* sat down, leaning forward with his elbows resting on his kne.-s and his hands clasped. "It is better not." he replied, moodily eyeing the pattern cn the linoleum car peting. Sh.- leaned forward, and taking his hands in hers, unclasped them; then, i releasing one, she held the other in both s of hers. Their heads were close together, and her wavy brown Pair her one pride and : beauty brushed his temples. There was no in *d to speak loud. "A'on will tell me everything," she re iterated softly. “You know part of it." he answered huskily; "you've guessi-d somehow that 1 love you tshe pressed his hand), and I wish you hadn't. You see. I'm—l'm ;> ; sninip. a rogue and a cheat." lie pulled his hand from hers almost 1 roughly and continued excitedly: "I -a 1 not fit for you to touch. I've been in jail. Ftn a hardened criminal. I ought j not rightly to ho able to love anyone, and ino one should love me. My name isn't Fitxherhcrt. It’s Brown Cyril Brown." "I’m glad it is still Cyril," she inter* ; runted. "I love Cyril." 'Oh, that is nothing not the name." ! he went on. passionately: "I cante here m swindle you. to rob you. latok here" He ti*k something out of his pocket i and handed it to her without turning ins ■ head. It was a piece of folded paper, and when sho opened it she disclosed a check a iheck on her bunk for tlO.tukl. The signature, unmistakable and clear, was hors Vietotia Marie Mi Key. "This is not a forgery," she said. Ill's!, tilling over the ugly word. ! ' No." he replied, dripping his voice to a whisper, "you signed it in that birth day book.” "I understand." she said thoughtfully. She understood ins hesitation at last; lifs regret on that day. and she remem bered the lie he had told to the stran ger. She held t In* cheek in her hands l'or a moment, regarding it thoughtfully; then, bidding him wait for her, she hurried from the room. "See here,” she said, speaking hurried ly, as one who wishes t p pass quickly over an unpleasant tale. “I've put mV private mark in that thing like a tad pole. They will cash it now; they would n't have before. You will go halves with the stranger, 1 suppose; still with £SOOO you can leave him and —and live honest ly. Of course I—l will never tell.” She leaned against the table, looking at him with an expression of expectation rather than of the finality her words con veyed. He looked at the cheek she held out to him quite carelessly, hardly as one would expect a seedy adventurer to regard a small fortune thus absolutely offered to him. Then taking it m his hands, he tore it into tiny pieces and threw them on the floor. “You forget that I love you." he said. He moved toward the door, but though her eyes followed him, she never stirred As he opened the door he turned and looked her full in the face for the first time during that talk. “It was a repentant rogue that loved you.” he said, sadly. “Goodby.” She nodded her bend with a gesture of parting just as if it had been one of the preceding uneventful nights. "Au revoir." she said. She listened to him walking through the hall, and not till sin* heard the noise of the closing of the front door did sin move. Then on tiptoe she ran after him. As he passed along tjie dark road she fol low edv-ns she Kail listened that nlght-ftn the shadow of the fence. Underneath the solitary lamp the Stranger was wait ing, twisting his mustache and tapping with his foot on the ground as if he grow impatient. "Ah!" he said, sharply, when Cyril joined him: "you are an hour late. No matter. Have you got it?” "No,” replied Cyril, slowly, "I have not.” "Why ?” "Because she gave me the money—£lo.- t**l and 1 gave it back to her.” "Ah. you mean that you have doubled on me.” "No, 1 me:,n that we will part.” “Very well.” She could see the heavy mustache lift find disclose the Stranger's teeth. She knew the sign: the dog meant to bite. “Very well, go! Go, my dear Cyril, to the devil. ! will wait.” Cyril held out his hand. "Let us part friends. Maxwell." he said with some emotion. "1 cannot for get what we have gone through togeth er." "I cannot forget the kiss of Judas,” re plied the Stranger, smiling again in his peculiar, wolfish way. Cyril turned on his heel, anil almost in stantly the Stranger, putting his hand into his side pocket, drew out something, and still with the same ugly smile lifted l:is hand. There was a momentary Hash of lire licking out into the darkness like a devil's tongue, the sharp report of a pistol shot, and the Stranger, his hands r.* sod to the pitiless heavens, his lips par' rl in their last snarl, spun round once and collapsed in the roadway, a mere limp heap of clothed tlesh and bones. "You have killed him." whispered Cyril, gazing pale and awestruck at the thing at his feet. “You forget that 1 love you." said \ io tcria M trie, and hiding her face on his breast she wept hysterically. K. M. Dell in the lloyal Magazine. The Xew ecology. Heretofore the geological history of the earth lias been studied only in the record of stratified rocks and their contained fossils. But in every place there have been land-periods in which, of course, erosion took the place of sediment a tioa This kind of record is very ini|>erfect. because there are no fossils! Until re cent l v no account was taken of these elusion periods except as breaks of in definite length in the record—as lost in ten r.ls. But now. and mainly through the work of American geologists, inter pretation of these erosion periods Ims faitiy commenced, and so important has 1 this new departure in the study of geolo gy seemed to some that it has been hailed | u anew era in geology, connecting it j more closely with geography. Heretofore I former land periods were recognized by i unconformities and the amount of time > y the degree of change in the fossils. , but new tin* amount of time is estimat- I ed in existing land surfaces by topogruph !ie forms alone. This idea was introduc'd tut I geology by Maj. J. W. Powell, and has been applied with success by \VU ! lima Morris Davis. \V. J. McGee and I others. From "A Century of Goologv,” \ I'X Prof. Joseph Le Conte, in Applotons* Popular Seiei ee Monthly. H-j'.dng the Swordfish, Already the swordfish has lie come pop j ular as an article of diet, although it was not many years ago that the flesh j of this fish was considered unfit to eat. I Around Block island today there are nu merous swordfish hunti rs. who depend 1 upon the industry for a living. The fish i arc sold in New York and Boston at inlying prices. and most summer hotels : have swordfish steaks <>n their bill of t’ar*. The swords of the fish are sold j as souvenirs.- Baltimore News. It is a curious fact that a negro has . never been known to tame an elephant or ’ any wild animal. WEARS RIBBON OF HONOR. I’acqliin, the Man Milliner, Made a Chev tier of the 1, .*uiot>. The haughty gentlemen who parade the boulevards wearing the tricolored button of the Legion of Honor in their coat lapels are almost choking with in dignation. A milliner, a man milliner, a dealer in artificial flowers, wire, crinoline and straw, has been made a chevalier of the legion and will be able to pose anil strut with the coveted tricolor in his coat lapel with as much pride as if lie had won the ribbon by some distinguished service to science or art. or on the battlefield. Paequin, the man milliner of the Rue de la Pai.x. hardby where the Vendome column rears its head above the modest sign of Worth, the dressmaker, is now a chevalier of the legion and all Paris is agape with the news. "What, Paequin,” the other chevaliers say. “a member of the legion! Absurd, ridiculous, impossible! Why he's a mil liner! And I" and then they burst forth into a description of the distin guished service which won for them the coveted bit of trieolored silk ribbon. Paequin was made a chevalier because iu addition to being the liest milliner in Paris he lias done a great deal to teach Paris tradesmen how to get and hold foreign trade. It was for his services to French foreign trade that the govern ment decorated hint. —New York Journal. THE SIMPLON TUNNEL. On November 13, 1898. work was be gun oil the Simplon (mmol. Tho contract calls for its completion in five and one half years, and the price to be paid is (59.500.000 francs ($13,413,500). It will have a length of 12.-i miles, and will iiej till* loughs’ *’*’*,,,,.l tV, Ttv,>--l'S. w,. .. completed it will be the third one con necting Italy with outlying countries by ilireet rail, and will accomplish a saving of 43.5 miles, or from 7 to 8 per cent, on travel from Paris to Milan, as compared with the Mount Cenis or St. Gothard tunnels. The Mount Cenis tunnel has a length of eight miles and the St. Gothard a length of three miles. The Simplon tunnel begins in Switzer land. near the little town of Brig, in the valley of the Rhone, Canton Wallis, and ends in the valley of the Diveria, on the Italian side near lsolla. It will be per fectly straight, except for a small curve at the ingress and egress. Consul Adolph L. Frankenthal. Business Chancis in .Manila. Manila. P. L. Dee. 22, 1899.—1ee is highly esteemed in Manila, because it is bard jo get. It is also very high-priced. This statement should give a hint as to a very profitable field of investment out here. In the hospitals government-made ice is supplied. The people at large, ill eluding the American and European resi dents. are obliged to go to the local ice eompany. which has a plant with a daily output of something like twenty-four tons. Few better opportunities of the smaller kind exist than for the man who thor oughly understands the retail tobacco business as it is carried on in the United States. It is purely a matter of taste as to which is the best tobacco for a pipe. Hence there* must he a great variety, in cluding all the well-known American brands. About the only American tobac cos to he found here at present arc those supplied by the army commissaries. All tobacco sent out here must come in sealed tin. Otherwise the climate will get at ' the weed and cause it to mould. Of American cigarettes there is already a i plentiful supply in Manila. As to Atneri ! can or Havana cigars, it would Ik* hope ! less to try to sell them in a place whole* j a good cigar can be bought, retail, at tlu 1 rate of fifty cigars for 55 cents in Atneri can money. But for a thoroughly assort - i oil stock of sweet American smoking to i baeeos there s every prospect in the ! world. Hapi will be the man who first starts a type it.-r agency in Manila. I Outside of r owned by the govern- I nient, there cry few to he had in I this new met! j.,dis of ours. The demand for them is growing every day. but not the supply. At the same time it is well to say that, at tin present writing, there is it very healthy ih-nnuid for eontjietent American . stenographers and typewriter operators. ’ both in Anieriean business houses here 1 and in Mime of the government offices. Good salaries are obtainable for the work. Furthermore, as the market for such- Suitor may become glutted at any time. I would advise those who wish to j try it to do so only after obtaining a 1 guaranteed position through corrcspond | enee. Fnder tie circumstances come out here without the price of a return ticket! : 1 if saddlery and harness goods there is u abundance in the marker, but it is cheap . and trashy. The man owning from three to six ex j press wagons rail establish an excellent ! business in Manila at any time in the i near future. At .present there i* no such 1 thing as an express company for local and suburban work. And this naturally brings us to another subject American horses. Here is a splendid opportunity for ihe man whe knows the business and who has the nifi , it.-il to conduct it The demand is simp'.'' | out of sight in the distance beyotid the I point of supply. Horseflesh of any kind ‘ is at present a source of weattk in Ma i niln. There is considerable wealth here, some ; in the army families and some in the j i*ommereinl eireh-s. and thi so peoph* want as hanilsonie horseflesh as they can get. i for Manila is essentially ti showy and ex travagant town. Matched pairs, single drivers and saddle-horses would change | owners speedily here. All the horses j should Is* of tin best.- 11. Irving Han j co k in Leslie's Weekly. HUMOROUS ITEMS. Manager (of dime museum, interim, hurriedly j- “Say! One er v' [\, n *- ntn down ter the bicycle store 53!-iSid2r "'•“”-•■■ 5. t "Did I understand von to av tba °f your ancestors fought during tin*S/’T OiUtiOU / i cs, inV ''iT'iir-orti it grandfather fell at Banker" Cleveland Plain Dealer. J ' I’lora—"George told me last night .i lu . h. ; believed I could break a man ' !, a “[ With my smile.” ' . Laura "George was talking nonsense m , a , n^ h , eart is " ot !ik ” a mirror " weekly Telegraph. Warwick—"l don't think the sp, a t-,. who spoke last night in favor of exoae ;'” n ‘HI Ihe cause very much good" \\ ukvvire—"No? Wbv not'*"' u-ii wick—" Why. lie alluded to the* Filin’ ~,, •■aee as ottr 'Colored Supplement”" Puck. Otfii e Boy—" Please, sir. I'd like to - to my grandmother's iunerai this noon.” The Editor—" You should .l )( > econoni ii al. Don’t waste your grandmothers si. early ill the season: save them for r!> Final." -Tit-Bits. Charles Lamb was one day pi whist with a certain old lady fo partner, whose hands show ed an un want of care. He gazed at them then, with a smile, remarked: "It were trumps, w hat a hand vou’re ! —Weekly Telegraph. .V volunteer in a Colorado regime Menila has been cured of stntterii being shot through the throat by a ser bid let —Exchange. Another 1 in South Africa lias !><x*n cured o! by being shot through the heart by other sort of old projectile.—Yq Statesman. Teacher- "!'..”-, many of my sei can reuiemlie*, the longest senten •* ever read?” Hilly—“ Please, mum. ’ Teacher —"What! Is here vily Well, William, you <*an tell ta.* Yi the scholars the longest s?nten<i •*ver read.” Billy—'‘Tkiprfsonmcn life."—Tit-Bits. •Judge (to witness) “I,.iiderstanc yon overheard the qiiftrel bet wee defendant and bis wiK?” Witness—" Yes. sir 1 *' Judge—“ Tell tine court, if voij w hat they seemed , 0 doing.” \\ it ness —"lie scented to be doii listening."—(’olli,, r * s Weekly. “And now,” e a i t i the minister, “we will sing ‘Old Hundred.' ” Just as tlm announcement- was made a brother in th ie **amen corner” commenced singing "Tap Ninety and Nine.” “Hold Ml there, brother.” said the min ister, “you ain’t in the store now —there’s no one < cut off on these goods.”—AthyAa Constitution. Br The United Slates Building win* i t aii'-Nilienan liailroad. Three great engineering feats, now in the minds of three leading nations, prom ise to alter tiie commercial-and diplo matic conditions of the world. One is the trons-contineutal eanal route across Central America. Another is the Afri can Cap;-to-Cairo railway of Cecil Rhodes. The third is the Trans-Siberian railway of the Czar. The first, and sec ond of these are hardly beyond the stage of contemplation. They will be known as Twentieth century feats. Tlie last, however, is a Nineteenth century fact; it is well under way. European powers are watching its progress attentively: for it is recognized that in spite of the peace conference suggested by its pro jector, it contains all of the essentials "the man who- walks like a beg to *< cure ultimately his slice in the partition of the East. Just now, too. it is of even mote interest to the people of this count try than the Isthmian eanal. because, abstractly speaking, the Trans-Siberian railroad is being built in the United States. Let lbe latter proposition be explained first. The contracts for the equipment of tin* Siberian road are being given to American firms. Carnegie and the Mary land Steel eompany are to supply the rails; the Baldwin Locomotive works are w< rkitig night and day on the locomo tives; the Pressed Steel Car company is to supply freight-ear bodies: Westing house and another New York firm will make the airbrakes and the electrical ap paratus: the bridges are being made at Sparrow Point. .Aid. Stationary engines and other features of the machine shop equipment have been made in Pittsburg. Cincinnati. Schenectady and other Amer ican cities. Altogether this means the employment, of an army of American workmen and file influx from Europe of many thousands of dollars. Furthermore, the adoption of these American-mafic goods nu-ans that many of the supplies of the future necessarily will be bought from tliis country. In practice it is found much-cheaper for a foreign conn try to replace a broken driving wheel, for instance, from the original maker, who keeps it in stock, than it is to make the wheel abroad. This applies to most of the equipment. So the effect of these SiVierian contracts is highly cumulative. —Theodore Waters in Frank Leslie’s Popular Monthly. Christian Science Advertising. We have heretofore said upon the above subject that Christian Scientists have done all they properly can do in the way of advertising when they unobtru sively make known the fact that they hold themselves in readiness to respond to calls for healing sickness or other wise aiding those who need and desirt siuli services ns come within their prov ince and line of duty, and that the push ing methods which too much obtain it the business world have no legitime-' place in Christian Science. We herewith re-etnphasize that nient. When the line above indice-'y is passed there is danger of falli** 111 methods which bring reproach ’pon our cause. If notices are inserted f ll lo ' eal press, they should be free irom any undue attempt to draw nttef* 10 ' 1 t 0 al '- v iiarliculnr person or pracid'oner, or to magnify the healing adiiiseim nts ot one nlieve another. The in' 11 " "j I,s r . u * is departed from, the 3* | l ,ar V a a V'l ,n, ‘ personal methods if r- hristian Science are violated. the spip* competition or rivalrv asserts itsel'.and mere personal in nefi't or ooiiini/al>H usurps the place that should "'"1 niust be, held sacred to the hi/ 1 purposes of Christian Science practice Christian Science Sen tinel. lrit:in Sermons. We timl/fhat the Puritan oratory, in quantity *t least, if not in quality, was : enough 4o overpower the most daring ! inoder* mind. Holy Master Cotton, i niini/er of Boston, came out from Eng ! |, n / with two clergymen—elders they w/Uld tht-ii have been called—to aeeoin vtiny him, and the y preached a serin apiece on every one of th*- forty days of the voyage. After every meal they had a sernion. We know that when Sanim- Sowall. afterward best known as Jmig**' Sevvall. preached his first sermon he too shy to look at the hour glass, and preached two hours and a half befori - got to tie- end of the sermon. —From < T. W. Higginson’s Address on "I’ur;:- t )i atofy.” —Kansas is to have cncnnilver i- '■ 'on a large scale. The project is t<> s'' 1100 acres near Lawrence. on the nf the proposed electric railroad, eneumher crop matures just as ibe - ' term ends, when pickers can Is 1 c.is- :• i cured.