unknowna and is enough to delay the departure of the little vessels which flit from island to island. Signals 2 and 3 indicate the direction of the storm, whether from the north or the south. Signal 4 is the real a Take notice.a It means a Location of typhoon center is dangerous to this place. Look out for the next signal.a Then there is scurrying. Extra hawsers bind steamers to the docks; vessels within the breakwater drop an extra anchor; the fishing fleet runs to cover. Crowds gather to see which of the three next signals will appear. Number 5
ESCOLTA STREET, THE BROADWAY OF MANILA.
means: a Center of typhoon will pass close to north.a Number 6: a Close to the south.a Number 7 is the fatal signal: a Center of typhoon will pass over this city.a
Manila has had only one a centera in the past ten years. Then the wind reached a velocity of 135 miles an hour and wrought great destruction to native houses. Some months before our visit a typhoon had a centereda 200 miles north of Manila and yet the wind, at this outer edge, brought down roofs and trees, and vessels came limping into port for days.
Over fifty scientists are engaged in studying an assorted