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from Baguio. That was six years ago. In the meantime the value of soap over dirt, trousers over gee-strings, beef over dog, board houses over those made of grass, has been demonstrated to the Igorots. They have learned to use the saw and the plane instead of the primitive ax. They have been taught to work as well as to pray.
There is a sawmill at Sagada which supplies lumber to neighboring towns. There is a quarry and a brickyard, an electric lighting plant, a machine-shop and a printing press. Not only the mission boys and girls, but the entire community has been uplifted by the dignity of labor. The success here, with such raw material, is little short of marvelous.
The Bontocs eat dogs still, are very dirty in their persons, and their villages are simply filthy. But they are skillful agriculturists and are classed, by students of the subject, as the most courageous fighters among the hill tribes. Physically they are a great improvement over the other Igorots. There are 76,000 Bontocs and until recently head-hunting was their chief diversion. They still take the head of an enemy occasionally, in
NATIVE SECTION OF BONTOC.