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THE COPPER ERA, CLIFTON, ARIZ., NOV. 16, 1899. RACES IN THE PHILIPPINES. Descendants of the Conqaerlng Ma laya Are the Most In Evidence. Of the seven million inhabitants of the Philippines, very few of them are Spaniards, less than one-fortieth of them live in Manila and about one seventh of the entire population are believed to be unconquered natives. Among the natives are found repre sentatives of seven distinct races. The aborigines were probably the Negritos, a diminutive, dark-hued race, with fea tures resembling the American negro. They are still found in limited num bers, a harmless, nomadic people, very fond of the dog and of a cigar, which they frequently rmoke with the light ed end in the mouth. The aboriginal people were grad ually conquered and driven into the in terior by invading Malays, whose de scendants now form a large propor tion of the population. The Tagals and Igolotes are the most important of the Malay tribes, the latter be ing law-abiding and devoted to agri cultural pursuit 3. The Tagals, with more war-like propensities, occupy the lowlands, living near the water in pic turesque, elevated huts. They are in full possession of the interior of Min (lDp.no, where under the sovereignty of their own sulans they are free to enjoy the coek-1i;ht. dancing and mu r.ie. for which they seem ( o have a great altitude. They have strongly stockad ed villages on the mountain sides, and whi'e they ackowledge the suzerainty of Sp.dn they do not pay taxes nor per mit Spanish officials to reside among tliem. Besides these two races there are in the Philippines Maiay Indians and native Caucasians, with a large number of Chinese and Mestizoes. The laziness of the natives in Times of peace is pro verbial, but this is not to be wondered at when we know that nature has fur nished the islands with a wealth of vegetation which may be used for food. Their indolence is probably increased by the climate, which is hot and en ervating. . The heat is, however, greatly moderated by alternating land and sea breezes, and a more healthful climate is unknown in tropical coun Hes. John A. Osborn, in Chautáu- Rival Belles. believe Miss Ilighup -Tf she tried she ' . 'Jid you ever see Weekly. Buy a Lot Build A ftome In HENRY HILL'S CLIFTON fS HENRY HILL, . Owner. M. J. EG AN, ATTORNEY - AT - LAW. Office : In the Cuba Grande, oi. the Frisco Embankment, Clifton, Arizona. CHARLES F. WHITCHER, Attorney-at-Law, Clifton, Arizona. FRED COOPER, - - Tonsorial Artist, Opposite Central Hotel, - -Clifton, Arizona - - - - Hot and Cold Baths Give me a call. Notice to the Public. H. Bingham, of the firm of F. M. Ballis & Cp. , has sold his entire interests in said firm to Neil Munro. The new firm will pay all indebtedness of the old firm. Send for rules for Self-measurment for best Cow-Boy Boot in tne World. . . CHAS. ROKAHR .Cow-Boy Bootmaker... , El Paso. Texas. Texarkana, Shreveport, El Paso, New Orleans. THE TEXAS & PACIFIC RAILWAY. West-bound arrives El Paso 1 : 30 p. m. Leaves 1 : 15 p. m. For particulars address, B F Darbyshire, S W P A, El Paso, A W Montague, Depot Tkt Agt, El Paso, E P Turner, G P A, Dallas, Texas. "No Trouble to Answer Questions." Why not trade at the Clifton Meat Market where you can get a first-class selection of Lamb, Tongues, Tripe, Pigs Feet, and Mutton not goat.