action, and, being responsible for order in their districts, act with the local officials in preventing trouble. In the mountain sections, especially on the frontiers, they are the a little fathersa of the community and the natives come to them with all their troubles. In Ifugao the big American chief, or Apo, must listen to every grievance, even to the tale of the neighbor who borrowed two fresh eggs and did not return them.
The entire expense of this branch of the service comes out of the Philippine treasury. The officers have a good word to say for the native soldiers. They have been selected from every part of the Islands and, in case of trouble, there will be men in the service well acquainted with local conditions. This means much to the secret service department.
The Ifugao and Bontoc constabulary soldiers are magnificent specimens. Their costume is a compromise between civilized and savage dressa cap, coat, cartridge belt and clout, with spiral coils of brass wire about their calves, to give the picturesque touch. The officers in the hill posts have a special
STONE SCHOOLHOUSE BUILT BY IFUGAOS.