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242 The Philippines and the Far East.
the same degree of cold can be experienced. The Commission is casting about for such an altitude, where water, soil, and timber made it possible to build a city to which officials and non-officials could resort for recuperation, lighted upon the town of Baguio in the province of Benguet, and has chosen it as its sanitarium for employees, and its summer capital, whither it will repair and sit during the heated months, as the Viceory of India and his Council sit in Simla, and the various provincial governments of India go to Hill Stations within their respective limits. Baguio is about one hundred and seventy-five miles north of Manila. The climate is about perfect. Nearly all patients who go up from Manila or from any part of the coastal plains revive and regain strength, weight, and normal vigor. The establishment of this sanitarium station and summer capital will largely solve the question of retaining the services of government officers having families. Cottages will be erected and a summer colony established where breezes are cool and blankets and fires a luxury, even in June! The following is an extract from the official report as to temperature, humidity, and cloudiness:
TABLE OF MEAN TEMPERATURE AT MANILA AND BAGUIO.
Jan. Feb. Mar. Apnl Maj ! June j Julj Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.
Manila............................. 77.0 77-7 80.4 82.9 A3-3 82.0 80.8 80.8 80.4 80.8 79.0 77-4
Baguio.............................. 63-5 62.1 66.9 70.5 68.3 67.2 66.5 64.6 67.0 67.6 66.0 64-3
Difference..................... 13-5 156 13-5 12.4 15.0 14.8 *4-3 16.2 13-4 132 13.0 I3-1
aThe maximum temperature for the year, 82.8A, occurred on April 19th. This is slightly higher than the maximum temperature with which Baguio has been credited. The minimum for the year, 42,1A^ waA recorded February 18th,a The maximum temperature for the year, 82.8A , occurred on April 19th. This is slightly higher than the maximum temperature with which Baguio has been credited. The minimum for the year, 42,1A ^ waA recorded February 18th,