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WAUWATOSA NEWS
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.

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