OUR ISLANDS AND THEIR PEOPLE.
SPANISH ARTILLERY AT CAVITE.
These are the kind of guns that Dewey was not afraid of. Several of the wrecks that he made are visible in the foreground.
large nose; and the peculiar form of this organ, with the more prominent brows and the character of the hair on the head, face and body, enable us at a glance to distinguish the two races. I have observed that most of these characteristic features are as distinctly visible in children ten or twelve years old as in adults,
Papuan has a greater feeling for art than the Malay. He decorates his canoe, his house and almost every domestic utensil with elaborate carving, a habit which is rarely found among tribes of the Malay race.
a In the affections and moral sentiments, on the other hand,
and the peculiar form of the nose is always shown in the figures the Papuans seem very deficient. In the treatment of their chil-which they carve for ornaments to their houses, or as charms to dren they are often violent and cruel; whereas the Malays are wear round their necks. The moral characteristics of the Papuan almost invariably kind and gentle, hardly ever interfering at all appear to me to separate him as distinctly from the Malay as do his form and features. He is impulsive and demonstrative in speech and action. His emotions and passions express themselves in shouts and laughter, in yells and frantic leapings. Women and children take their share in every discussion, and seem little alarmed at the sight of strangers and Europeans.
a Of the intellect of this race it is very difficult to judge, but I am inclined to rate it somewhat higher than that of the Malays, notwithstanding the fact that the Papuans have never yet made any advance toward civilization. It must be remembered, however, that for centuries the Malays have been influenced by Hindoo, Chinese and Arabic immigration, whereas the Papuan race has only been subjected to the very partial and local influence of Malay traders. The Papuan has much more vital energy, which would certainly greatly assist his intellectual development.
Papuan slaves show no inferiority of intellect compared with Malays, but rather the contrary; and in the Moluccas they are
often promoted to places gatung gun and gun crew.
ci A 01-0 hi O fr 11 cf Th Every American feels a natural sense of pride when he sees the class of men who are behind our gunsa tall, handsome, splendid
OI CUIlbiuerdUlC tl Ub l. l lie fellows, with lofty brows and thinking faces. These men are the product of free institutions.