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QUEEH CHAFT S -Z!! Oil MY THAVELS
i:j TiiE fh:LIf?i;es, cn
m south America.
L.imuwimmtwHrimn ..ir:;nii?n. .Tcmun ifjim'jiic,miMMtiminiOTiMiim
Oi.r first vii'U' .f Manila iim vc fU'iiui
on a M,t.iM launch up I In- I'as'.g Uher
1') lln' landing y t .1 Ui 1 I-;srs II Ji:llii-
lamic ir-s(irti.i"iit of shipping nut
equaled fir Mi-augo and 1 s 1 1 r t . : .
features any.vlniv. ,l t ini.x ihis
narrow rivi r wlt'.i lis always rapid
fiiri'"iit is km oomph-Id v j 1 1 ! i ; vn 1 or
1 i k 1 vil!i vliiiiiiii l!i;it navigation
is nth ml. d Willi ;;i":it .hlML'er.
Here liml Hi.' huge, la-avv cargoes
li ji:it( 1 : m : i , 1 1 .-1 aii.l freight of
de-vripl ions are trap; '..rl'.i frm.i
birr" Mcanicr am Inrcl la tin hay
tin- wliarf. Th 'sc casern's arc of
!, about the s;r.o of ;ia A;::cri'':i:i
ly. For years It had been tin- -ii"trm
1 line a small tin can fastened direct.
!y uinler the roof of these boats; Into
this the pas-clu'cr dropped n -dj iT
coin. Shortly after the arrival of I !;
troiijn the discovery was made that
certain persons, Intend of dropping a
,ppor coin Into the can, Mould drop a
tn.all stone, or nail, etc. It was the
Introduction of i his latter custom
which nt once caused the native boat
men to adopt the American method of
collecting fares. In the river here wo
see many canoes or dugouts passing
back and forth; these are made by tlie
natives from solid h-s, which are dug
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FEliiiY UN TIliO 1UXON1K) CANaI., MA.N1U. 2. DL'iJOLT CAMUE,
WITH 15A.MI500 OUTItlOGEIt, USED P.Y MOHOS, SOUTIIEUX PHILIPPINES.
canalbont, and are covered with a bam
boo roof, easily removed in sections.
Over the after part of the boat the roof
Is considerably raised, thus form ins a
roomy cabin wherein live the naviga
tor and family. It was in these boats
that most our troops were taken ashore
from the Army transports.
Within a few blocks of the Captain
of the Ports' office at the landing stace
we come to the Rinondo Canal, on our
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AN UNFORTUNATE FIGUIIK OF SPIXCn.
Doctor (in his own consulting room, to lady wlr.tn l:e has always Id! her
seen at her own homei "Well, nmdain, this is huleed a e.i.-e of t!ie i:u:i i: t .-;
eomin.'.: to Mahomet" Pinch.
BALSA (liOAT BUILT Oi.1' OUASH) ON XiAiE
TIIICACA (PEBU AND BOLIVIA).
way to the central or old part of Ma
nila. On this canal are used curious
ferryboats. They are small, built of
heavy timbers covered with a wooden
flooring, over which is erected a skele
ton framework of wood, in turn cov
ered with a bamboo roof. Each boat
carries about llfteeu passengers and is
impelled by moans of a long pole dez-
out, ami they are impelled with a pad
dle. ItNs interesting to watch the na
tives pass up or down, with or against
the swift current, in these small craft
laden with all sorts of goods, produce,
vegetables, fruits, grass for fodder,
I had the good fortune to travel south
from Manila with General Bateson on
his memorable trip when he made the
now famous bloodless treaty with the
Sultan of .Tolo, who controls l,ri)t),000
people, who are perhaps the craftiest of
all Filipinos. Our first stopping place
was at Iloilo, Island of Pa nay, which
place had been burned by the natives.
The island Is famous as being the
greatest sugar exporting centre in the
archipelago. Here are used the double
outrigger ferryboats which are one of
the strangest sights in our far-off pos
sessions. These boats are made of
huge logs, also dug out or burnt out.
They are fitted with masts and carry
from two to four sails. On either side
Is a bamboo, outrigger which distin
guishes them from outrigger boats in
other parts of the Pacific, where only
one outrigger is used. Bamboo being
hollow, intersected by many partitions
running crosswise, is practically n tube
of many airtight compartments; and as
the bamboo grows to an extremely
large size, up to eighteen inches in
diameter, these long airtight tubes are
capable of sustaining great weight
a Dove water, in some instances on
large boats, the bamboo is tied In
bundles on cither side of the boat,
form an interesting study for yachts
men. These boats would ( lrcle i'.ilte
around our steamer, the "Ciimraca,"
an cx-Spanlsh transport, in a moderate
breeze, while we were steaming at
ten knots per hour. A landing is
elTertid by running the boats onto tho
sandy beach, when the passenger st-ps
Our next port of call was .Tolo, capital
of the Jolo or Sulu group, where the
negotiations which culminated in the
signing of the treaty between the
United States 'and the Sultan of Sulu
were carried on. At this place we alo
llnd the double outrigger used on all
native boats, be they the small dugout
for one or two persons, or the huge war
canoes of the Sultan, capable of carry
ing from lifty to eighty people. These
boats here are more pict.iret-.i'.ie, being
of more attractive shapes and elabor
ately ornamented with beautiful carv
ing. The outrigger boats are nh-o used by
the natives in their pearl lisherii's.
which industry is next to hemp of
greatest importance hi the southern
islands. The t'ultan's people, the
Morns, are expert navigator;; and are
known to the world as a dangerous
tribe; for until very recently tlmse
lshuuls were marked on the charts
with the warning sign of "Pirates."
The Moro travels in his outrigger boat
many miles from island to island; his
boat and paddle are his most valued
possession, not even excepting his wife,
who is practically a slave to him.
Across the China Sea from Manila,
a distance of some 700 miles, we lind
not only interesting craft of all kinds,
but that the native boats are navigated
in nearly every instance by women,
who act as pilots for large vessels that
enter the beautiful harbor of I long
Kong. It is not unusual to see a wom
an at the tiller wearing a huge umbrella-shaped
hat and haying fastened
on her back a child. These native
boats are constructed of wood and
bamboo, are fitted with a mast and
carry a set of sails, and are used to
carry produce and merchandise from
place to place. The native family
lives on these small boats; in fact,
they spend their entire time on the
water. For a rudder a very long oar
is used and handled in an expert man
ner by the woman navigator.
The strangest craft 1 have ever seen
on all of my travels were the balsas
of Lake Titieaea in Bolivia and Peru.
These balsas are made of grass, an
aquatic plant, growing In the waters of
the lake. The principle on which ttiey
are constructed by the Aymaras In
dians proves their ingenuity. A bale of
hay naturally floats in the water, and
according to the quantity of diied
grass used in constructing the boat do
they control the displacement or carry
ing capacity. These boats are likewise
fitted with a mast and sail, and in some
instances carry from eight to ten per
sons. The Indians travel long dis
tances over this vast inland lake, the
surface of which is on a level with the
summit of the Jung Fran of the Swiss
Alps. E. C. Host, in Scientific American.
forth n cltner side. Th. great ilower
st.ilk draws all the sap and ior fio;:t
the broad le.iv s o:' the plant, which,
after It has n ached lis p rfect Ion,
dioeps and !! s. But at the base of t'i.
l!esliy, glossy, ilarlc-gn ii ltvcs are
found little .'-ueliers, each whh a rout.
which, whin plant. 'i
to grow. Though a
flower Is not a very
in California, It Is s";
most Europeans It
1. at once begin
crntuiy plant in
fiiclently so t at-
is a very
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A I'LOWiSIUSli CENTLT.Y 1 LANT.
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n. -s ,i li.-r pink h'.o !.( i,
v.il'lt ii j.ro; . 1....1 f mania.'? iroi
i!orae J. l'uk. . h v.-.; the rl.-in,; yuan
attorney, luid '
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i J:'.('Hil!e 1 t!i.' jo iri .; dry vio !.i ('.i lie!
wlri had . 1 1 on haiiti.u b.u 1; h
r in.; nmi.iny v.tu
"He i; lys," rrm cl-P 1 tii ; m
I.cntly .i.:n-n !:i the latcri up'i 1.1, fl".-n-.idlng
aloud fiorn the lnn'rcatin
d',( um. :it, "I have can fully s.vl com-pi-(
!;-.u ivcly ur.:!!y;:e,l my 'vttni to
v.rv'ld you, and tiie remit li rail. ., Ian
tlally ca 'ol'.owa: I reboot, ailuilre,
n.'.i r, and loc you, and hereby ;;ivo,
.ratit and imvcy to yoa my l.eari.an.l
all my Interest, right and title In. 'til
10 me sain-' tor,' tin r vita
li!.-,.:crs;yn r.aj c niolmiK nt.-
won. I'lh' ritcd or in any ot!
r.er ftruired, piiined. an! iclpateil or
expected, with full and c ornnh :.j
pow.r to u:-o , expend, utilize, ,V,0
iivay, he.itow or ot!UTui. e make us.;
of the !? ?. rj ",, anything heretofore Kta;i
;d, cxprc1--imj.iioii or underotoou,
in or ly ray previous condition,
standing, walk, attitude or actio'.!. v;
t!ie contrary notwithstanding; an-
"I 1 ! " fairly shouted the listener.
"II !"' fairly shouted the; listner,
springing to his feet, and extending
his arms. "M!s:i Brisk Maud I low
you! Will you marry no?"
"Yon, r will!" promptly answered
tho lass, aj she contentedly snugg'e.l
up in his encircling embrace. "And
I'll reply to the ponderous appeal ot
that pedantic procrastinater with one
oxpre3sivo BlaniMn, X it!" I
yours, Clarence." Juno Gmart Sot.
Marian Warner Wlldman, whosa
"Not His tho Silence" will he one of
the verse features of tho July Century,
won The Century's 189" prize of tv:o
hundred and fifty dollar fur the best
metrical writing submitted that year
by any college graduate of 1S07. Mi 33
Wihlman i3 an alumna of Western Re
serve University, and her present rt
donee is Norwalk, Ohio,
wonderful occurrence. The accompa
nying photograph was taken by
Charles YVeidner, of San Francisco,
and was si at by Mr. Arthur Inkersley,
of the same city. Scientific American.
New i:nilllng lilor!;.
The- braiding block shown in the ac
companying CUt is Of li iLB-W design
for which manyadvantagesankclainied.
In the first place, it permits irf the con
struction of a hollow wall', thi? pas
sages of which a intercommunicat
ing and which can be made use. of for
conducting wires and pipes. It consists
of a body of rectangular and oblong
form cut away in the oonrrv so as to
rfW. ri i-
OL'TKIUUEU AND SAIL i' EiUU iiOAT AT lLU-lH), l'Uli.ii'i'l.Vr.ri.
tcrously handledby tne native "tleten." , which arc suspended from cross beams
The change in management in refer- and rest on the water. It is almost im
ence to these ferryboats offered Tro')f possible to capsize one of these boats,
that the native is very susceptible to,' which attain remarkable speed. With
nnd capable of conforming to Anted- the same sail area they will outsail any
can customs, which h. imitates prompt j boats iu cur homu waters. They should. which the t;tSs'fl-HUe llowtrs. sprout
IN BLOOM. .
By ARTHUR INKERSLEY.
The "century plant" was so named
because of th.? popular idea that it
blooms only once in 1K years. It need
hardly lie said that this idea (like most
popular ones) is erroneous. In the ge
nial climate of California the plant
blooms in from fifteen to twenty jvars,
but in colder climates from forty to
fifty years may be necessary to bring it
to maturity. The botanical name of
the plant is Agave Americana varie
gata, and was given to it because of its
splendid appearance. The agave is a
native of Northern Mexico, where it is
named the maguey, and furnishes
pulque, the national drink of Mexico.
Iu Golden Gate Park. San Francisco,
the sandy soil is specially favorable to
the agave, of which there are about
twenty species in various stages of ex
istence. When the plant begins to
bloom it throws up a single stal'i, from
NEW BUILMNO 1JLOCK.
a TT TP vr V Oh Li
''My hair was falling eut very
fast and I was greatly alarmed. I
then tried Aver's Hair Visor and
my hair stopped falling ftio-nce."-v-
Mrs. G. A. McVay, Alexaadria, O
i nn 1, n , ,. 1. ...ii, .
The trouble is yuarhair
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If your drupist cannot supply you,
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w UUntU result by a dos or two of
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leave a hollow spaep comprising about
one-third of the width of tho block.
At diagonally opposite corners tb.jro
are projecting portions which comprise
a continual ion of each of the faces of
the block. The method of laying theso
bricks, as shown in the cut," is said to
increase the strength of tho wall, and
the hollow construction results 'iu
very great decrease in the weight.
Tho inventor says that this form of
block Is capable of a number of varia
tions, and the simplest design is the
one which is shown in the out. It is
also proposed to make the block with
a single extension instead of the double
and for the purpose of making verv
close joint ir is further pronosvd to
supply tlK'iu with recesses whfri, will
register at the abutting surfaces, so
that after the block has been tafd in its
place in close contact with Its neighbor
tho mortar or cement can be put into
the recess made and the pieces hold
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ate puaran teed, by mail
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Cuba's two principal export weoi'.s
are mahogany and cedar. Good ma
hogany lands may stiil be bought on
the south coast at a low figure, t tU the
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It's EfTervescent" ; just the thing f nbot
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"It's Pleasant"; a nice Remedy Sor nice
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the most efiecUve, connnun sense way.
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