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actual expenditure had swelled to 31,966,847 (the road through the canyon costing $75,000 per mile).
The soil is of red clay, covered with a coarse grass called rwios (having long spear-like leaves) and ferns. Pines are the commonest trees, though oaks may be met with higher up on mountains. The task of turning this wonderfully romantic spot into a modern garden city was entrusted to Mr. D. H. Burnham, the architect from Chicago who drew up the plans for remodelling Manila.
The Zigzag Road of Baguio.
The air is remarkably fresh and free from all kinds of microbes, and the sky is as clear as crystal, except in the afternoon when there is more or less rain ; so delightfully cool is it that all through the year wood fires are welcome in the morning and evening, while at night two or three blankets are needed. There is really no hot season in Baguio, and the only rather disagreeable part of the year is between July and October when the rainy season comes on. The 'Weather Bureau has kept daily records of the climate of Baguio for many years, and these records show that the extremes are 78A and 42A Fahr., with an annual mean of 650. The beautiful scenery, crisp atmosphere, and fine roads make outdoor exercise a delight. The climate is so ideal as to insure speedy recovery of those suffering from the effects of tropical heat and from tuberculosis. All things considered, 110 better place could have been chosen as the summer capital of the Islands.
It is needless to say that Baguio is in telegraphic communication with Manila. Its telephone system embraces not only all the public offices and most of the important houses in the place, but also Camp One. Among the more important buildings of the