748 OUR ISLANDS AND THEIR PEOPLE,
teaching their offspring to regard the European as a demoniacal being! an evil spirit! or at least an enemy to be feared.
If a child cries, it is hushed by the exclamation, 4 Cas til aa
(European). If a white man approaches a poor hut or fine native residence, the cry of caution,. the watchword for defense, is always hearda Castila,and the children hasten their retreat from the dreaded object.
a The Filipino, like most Orientals, is a good imitator, but,having no initiative genius, he is not efficient in anything. If you give him a model, he will copy it any number of times, but you cannot get him to make two copies so much alike that one is un-distinguishable from the other. He has no attachment for any occupation in particular. To-day he will be at the plow; to-morrow a coachman, a collector of accounts, a valet, a sailor, and so 011; or he will suddenly renounce social trammels in pursuit of lawless vagabondage. I once traveled with a Colonel Marques, acting governor of Cebu, whose valet was an ex-law student.
a The native is indolent in the extreme, and never tires of sitting still, gazing at nothing in particular. He will do no regular work without an advancea his word cannot be depended upona he is fertile in exculpatory devicesa he is momentarily obedient, but is averse to subjection. He feigns friendship, but has no loyaltya he is falm and silent, but can keep no secreta he is daring on the spur of the moment, but fails in resolution if he reflectsa he is wantonly unfeeling toward animals, cruel to a fallen foe, but fond of his children. If familiarity be permitted with a native, there is
A FIELD TELEGRAPH STATION.
The office is located in the porch of a native house, and shows the appearance of a field telegraph station during the progress of a battle. The orderly who is waiting for the message avails himself of the opportunity to lunch on a cracker.
no limit to his audacity. The Tagalog is docile, but keenly resents an injustice.
a Native superstition and facile credulity are easily imposed upon. A report emitted in jest, or in earnest, travels with alarming rapidity, and the consequences have not infrequently been serious. He rarely sees a joke, and still more rarely makes one. He never reveals anger, but he will, with the most profound calmness, avenge himself, awaiting patiently the opportunity to use his
bohie knife with effect, vanquished enemy is com-islanders. If he recognizes conscience, he will receive out resentment or com-not so convinced of the mis-await his chance to vent
Mutilation of a monamongthese a fault by his own a flogging with-plaint; if he is deed, he will his rancor.
a He has a profound respect for the elders of his household, and the lash justly administered. He rarely refers to
IN THE FIELD NEAR CALOOCAN.
This photograph represents an entrenchment of a portion of the Kansas troops and the Utah .Lattery before Caloocan, island of Luzon.