OUR ISLANDS AND THEIR PEOPLE.
chat, the picket pin is pushed into the ground, and Mr. Chicken is quite at home.
The pigs are thin, but General Wheeler says they show marked traces of the Berkshire-Kentucky species. They are the common scavengers of the cities, and their meat is not eaten by the Americans, although the natives regard roast pig as a great dainty. We
hit the dog where he presented the largest targeta namely, on the body. It took about ten minutes to kill the animal in this manner, and all the while the poor creature must have been suffering intensely, judging by the noise he made.a
It is purely a lack of judgment or common sense that causes these people to do such things. A single blow on the head would
BRIDGE ACROSS THE PASIG RIVER AT MANILA.
The river passes through the city and is bridged at numerous points by substantial and, in many instances, architecturally superb structures.
presume that the pigs of the Philippines are really no worse than those of our own country, for the hog is a scavenger everywhere if permitted to have his own way.
Referring again to the cruelty of the natives to animals, a soldier gives this description of the execution of a supposed mad dog that he witnessed in the streets of Manila:
a a The other morning we were awakened by the howls of a dog, and, looking out of the window, saw the natives in the act of killing a canine, which, they said, was going mad. Instead of hitting him in the head, as any American would have done, they hit him on the legs firsta breaking thema and then proceeded to
have killed the dog without pain, but that expedient never occurred to the blundering natives.
The Filipino dog, like his compatriot the world over, is faithful to his master, regardless of the treatment that may be meted out to him. Dogs were frequently employed as sentinels, to protect the sleeping armies at night, and the following incident, related by one of our volunteers, affords a good idea of their faithfulness and efficiency:
a Lieutenant Foster and I went out on a little skirmish yesterday. We got into an old ditch that runs between our lines and the insurgents, and followed it about two miles. Part of the time
EFFECTS OF AMERICAN BULLETS ON A HOUSE-
This house and yard were strongly fortified and entrenched, and occupied by a considerable force of Filipinos. After the battle which took place, the house
presented the appearance shown in the photograph.