American, just in from China, who rushed into a drug store on Calle Escolta, Manila, the moment his ship had docked, and gobbled five chocolate ice-cream sodas without stopping. The policeman you see on a street corner is probably an Irish-American. The three newspapers in English have a livea headlines over the latest cable news from the States.
a What do you think of our new hotel ?a every other American asks you. They came to town, even from the jungles, when J. M. Dickinson, then Secretary of War, laid its cornerstone, and many consider it the crowning American achievement.
It certainly is a magnificent-looking building, none finer in this part of the world, and fills a long-felt want for those who like to drop in for afternoon tea on their way to the Luneta, or attend the weekly dances. For the tourist, however, forced to rely on the hotel menu, for instance, it is quite another story. Here in the East everything on the bill of fare is given
A PORTION OF THE MANILA GAS COMPANY'S PLANT.