OUR ISLANDS AND THEIR PEOPLE.
SCENE IN MALATE, ONE OF THE SUBURBS OF MANILA.
teeth. It gives them a very ferocious appearance, especially when they have their war-paint on, and is supposed to afford them immunity from wounds or death by battle. Their love charms are of various designs, and are generally believed to make the wearer irresistible in the eyes of the fair sex. One man, a member of the Taburi tribe, showed the writer a charm by which he said he had married a three fellow Marya (three wives), and judging from the readiness with which he parted with it for a tomahawk, it would appear that, with him at least, marriage was a failure. Many of the natives bury their dead beside their houses, but others place the bodies on raised platforms some way from the village, and when the flesh disappears from the bones take the skulls and other
portions of the skeleton and keep them in a hut built for that purpose.
a Although in their blood feuds, a to obtain paymenta in blood for a slain relative or tribesman, they never, in their wild state, hesitate to kill even women and children, they are in natural disposition neither bloodthirsty nor cruel. They are all cheerful and communicative, very affectionate in their domestic relations, and have a keen sense of enjoyment of humor and fun. They laugh oftener than they frown, and having nothing to want for, live a happy-go-lucky, Mr. Micawber existence, never worrying till they are hungry, and then leaving the morrow to take care of itself. They are a flowery, poetic people, and sing their peculiar pastoral songs as they pursue , v
PRINCIPAL ENTRANCE TO THE WALLED PORTION OF MANILA.
Showing portion of the ancient Spanish wall, which General Wheeler says is the finest specimen of medieval defensive architecture within the
limits of our influence.