on as long as the food supply holds out, the ghastly host sometimes presiding for a week or more.
We left Bontoc in the early morning and crossed the Polis Range at 6,400 feet, with magnificent views, before entering Ifugao. It was late in the afternoon when we sighted the constabulary post at Banaue. It occupies a splendid position at the head of a canyon, with terraced hillsides all about, and serves as a hotel for the very few travelers who visit this section of the world.
The Philippine constabulary has made quite a record in its twelve years of life. It is a cross between a standing army and a police force, composed of 5,000 natives and officered by 300 American college or military school graduates. These officers are mostly young men, thirty and under. On arriving in Manila they are sent up to Baguio to the constabulary school for several months.
In many respects the constabulary is unique. The soldiers buy their food as they go through the country, seldom carrying rations with them. The officers have considerable freedom of
NATIVE IFUGAO SOLDIERS IN BANAUE.