tail is about thirty-two geographical miles, and the width across the body about twenty-one miles. The port of Isabela is sheltered by the Island of Malamaui, on which there is a Moro rancheria called Lucbalan, and a Christian visita, Sta. Barbara. The capital, Isabela, is situated about the centre of the channel, and to the east of the mouth of the Pasahan (now called Isabela) River.
To the south of the town, which is situated on a stony slope at a short distance, the fort is placed at an elevation of about sixty feet above the sea. It commands both entrances of the channel.
There is a barrack near the fort, a prison, military infirmary, school, town hall. The naval station consists of store-houses and workshops, marine-barracks, hospital, and magazine.
There is a church, and missionaries' residence. The island is hilly but fertile in places. Some twenty to thirty acres are under cultivation near Isabela, and the Moros who form the principal population make their slaves work on the lands about their hamlets. There are no manufactures worth mentioning.
The Christian population is as follows :a
Inhabitants. 921 I30 50 25 12 12
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The Moro population is distributed in about fifty villages or hamlets. They can turn out about 4400 fighting-men, and are considered valiant and hardy.
The Moros of Basilan, according to Father Foradada, have not the sanguinary instincts of those of Lake Lanao or of J0I6, and any outrages they commit are, he thinks, due to the instigations of the Moros of Jol5, who unfortunately keep up a communication with them and corrupt them.
Amongst the most influential Dattos of Basilan is Pedro Cuevas, a Tagal. He was formerly a convict, but
Town of Isabela
Hamlet of San Pedro de Guihanan Hamlet of Santa Barbara . Reduccion of Panigayan . Reduccion of Tabuc . Scattered Christians . Members of the Naval Station . Garrison of the Fort.Hamlet of San Pedro de Guihanan Hamlet of Santa Barbara . Reduccion of Panigayan . Reduccion of Tabuc . Scattered Christians . Members of the Naval Station . Garrison of the Fort.