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They Are Used in the Philippines As Substitute For Window Glass By Natives. Special Correspondence. Manila, P. I. May 4.—The Philip pines are famous for the abundance end variety of land shells which are, ■with few exceptions, formed by snails. They are most .varied in form, elze and color, and many of them are extremely beautiful. There are a number of Bpecles of edible oysters and claims, which are eaten by the natives, and sometimes by the Euro peans who come here, but none of them compare with the oysters and clams of America. The shells of one are used in place of glass for win dows. They are translucent, and are Bet In sliding wooden frames, pro ducing much the same effect ground glass. Sheila of the enormouB giant clam sometimes attain the length of from five to six feet, and weigh hundreds of pounds. The valves are frequent ly used for baptismal fonts, and the natives use them for utensils of many kinds In addition to burning then for lime. Divers are much afraid of them and with reason, for they shut with • vise like grip, and when one gets his hgnd Inside one of these shells in deep water he is held until he Is drowned numerous accidents of places along this coast. True pearl , oysters are found In many places along the southern coast of Mindanao, and In the Sulu archi pelago. They are especially fine and abundant In the latter region and many valuable pearls are found there. There are no more expert divers In the world than the Moros, . who train themselves to reaminj under water two minutes and somtlmes longer. The wonderful pearly nautilus, or a 3 it more generally known, the cham bered nautilus, is so common that Its shell Is used by natives as drink ing cups. Shrimps, Crabs and lobsters abound In £he waters of the archipelago, and form an lmi>ortant part of the food Bupply of the natives who live along the coast. One of the strange crabs found herb Is the giant or spider crab, the spread of the claws sometimes reach fifteen feet. The tree crab, iwhlch is a land crab, living off the oocoanut, ■ la found on some of the islands. This Is a large hairy crab which climbs the cocoanut trees and detaches the apt. The Crab then breaks the shells by dashing them ■rocks, and teed on the meat. It Is strange that with all this won derful form of maAne life that the fish market of Manila Is not near so Interesting as In Honolulu. This Is accounted for In part from the fact that the fish do not keep In this cli mate mod they have to be eaten short ay after being taken from the water or they epoil. In Honolulu the cli mate does not deteriorate the fish so quickly, and the market Is a constant source of pleasure. Here the fish are carried about by the natives and Chinamen In baskets and disposed of from house to house. Owners of fish corrals make a steady Income, and In return for the privilege they have to pay a tax to , the village nearest to the fishing ground which they occupy. With the great plenty of fish for propoga tlon have been taken, but some of the natives have htyt upon the plan of catching small fish of species which grow rapidly, placing them tn closed ponds and feeding them until they become of marketable size. These fish are sold alive and afford frees fish at any time. The tree oyster Is found In many places hi lagoons. These oysters at tach themselves to the limbs of over hanging trees which droop into the water at high tide, and when the tide falls the oysters are carried into the air. They appear like immense strings of beads of attached to the slender limbs of the treeB, and are gathered by natives In boats who find this the easiest way of getting some thing to eat. These oysters have a peculiar flavor and are not palatable 'to an American, and are eaten only by the natives. Some qf ..the. oysters I^Jiere grow to an Immense size, but it 9 is claimed they are poisonous. I have. P known of three cases of severe illness following the eating of oysters fre'h from the water. rx f * on CLARENCE E. EDWARDS WILL OPffN STUDIO. Mrs. D. H. Cleland, formerly of the ■Ool'ege of Music, of Cincinnati, Ohio, ■win open a studio for the study of the voice on Thursday, April SO at 107 McLeod street Cumberland phone A89-1W. 740 — OPPOSITE HOTEL HATTIESBURG. Both Phonea 165 The Owl iBt Drug Store WILLIAMS GILLIAM The .Store for the Rexall Remedies. -PHONE 136 SOUTHERN GROCERY CO. FRESH VEGETABLES. Fruits of all kinds—High-Grade Canned Goods, Fresh Wafe;. Cakes, etc.—Femdell and White House Brands of Coffee. | On Tuesdays and Fridays We Receive Fiif SPECKLED TROUT, RED SNAPPER and FLOUNDERS * CITY BAKERY E. S. scorn proprietor. 'iy - g ✓ n Hark, the heavenly angels sing, Scott's bread la Just the thing, Peace on earth, good will to men. Five cents per loaf and two for & 4 We have in stock everything to be found in a High-Grade Drug Store. : : : : : Our Stock of Cigars, Tobaccos and Smoker's Supplies is complete. Fresh Candies E r A Cold Drinks "We Want Your Trade" «■»*.fy We have plenty of Ripe Strawberries Greater Hattiesburg J. F. Evans JMRS. McMILLAN Photographer West Pine Street "MY TAILOR" | Over Blount's Store Meridian L. L. FOWELL&CO. Druggists ^PATENT MEDICINES, DRUGGIST SUNDRIESJand TOILET ARTICLES] 528 Main Street HATTIESBURG PRESSING Q $1.00 » Month Jackson East .Pine Home Phone 2 SOUTHERN EMPLOYMENT COMPANY Suppliers of Competent Skilled Help of all kinds—Gratia to the Employer. HATTIESBURG, MISS. Phone 197 A. F. PARKER & SON 1 Retail Butcher Dealer In . . . All Kinds of Produce | ICor. Mobile and PineJStreets Natchez / UNION PRESSING CLU SANITARY PRESSING Phones 377 J. E. 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Stores are large and stocks are com plete. Prices are always reasonable. Its HATTIESBUR6 7 Mclnnes Bid PALMER SHEET METAL WORKS Hemphill Street All kinds of Metal Work Roofing and Skylights THE CITY PRESSING CLUJ M. A. Sallis, Mgr. We give all work prompt attef tion and guarantee satisfaction Polk Bldg. Home Phone 54! Mobile Agents For Ligon G. Smith, INSURANCE - All Kinds - » W. L. DOUGLASS SHOE | Also carry a full line of Dry Goods, Groceries Fed stuffs, etc. Main Street Gulfport Scranton Ross Bldg. Rnm 316 N. B. BLOUI THE POLE-STOCK L'B'R C Yellow Pine Lumber| THE JONES COMPANY Tfe Men's Outfitters I New Orleans 202 - 204 Pine St. Ross Building Rooms 304-305 CumberlaJ Phone 1 Hattiesburg , Miss. Hattiesburg has four trunk /fries of railroad. Hattiesburg has the finest hotel in South Mississippi. Hattiesburg is ten}times as large as it was ten years ago. Hattiesburg is the largest yellow pine lumber center in the world. 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