Some Curious Customs
In the Philippines
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fhr othrf Tlrlnm Mr#. Cinr
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tsHcr, which lend* him to pier h'*
pfc prrty at thr dtapoaai of atnnfwi,
rrfuains paymrnt for Its uar; and phya-
Ir.t bravery. slue* b» plnngea without
hwiutlm Into ah»rk-iofe*ted waters,
or Into slllgator hsnuted He Au
spices eowardtc*. having the |re.tcnt
admlratlno for bravery. tinder a lead
er In whom be has confidence he mak*.
id ncMlmt iftldiw, but loalof him, la
at once demoraltxed; and he t» quit*
locspabWi of organization on any ex
“Roman Catholicism.” says our au
thor, “la undoubtedly the beat form of
Cbrtitlanlty beat calculated to Improaa
native race*. Th t pagan Idols reap
pear In the form of Mints and martyr.,
end gratify the Instinctive waut of an
thropomorphic and visible object, of
worship. Tb* mind'of the Philippine
blender Is realistic to a drgree. devoid
of all conception of things abstract,
and hi* idea of religion Is limited to lia
outward symliola.” Of the effect of the
eloquent-* of the Spanish prleets upon
•uch a population there can be no
doubt. “Is’c royal decree prooounced
with aound of trumpet would have a
fraction or the effect produced on the
Ignorant and fanatical population by
tli.. fantastic threats and promises pro
ncunced with uplifted rross by their
spiritual guides.” And there is not the
slightest doubt, says the lady, that at
the present moment a crusade is being
preached against the Invading "Infi
dels," through etatemenis calculated
to excite thP fiercest nnd most fanatical
hatred, mad? from the pulpit to the Ig
Gambling may b* said to fc* the one
vice of the islanders, and takc-a chiefly
the form of corkflghtlag. With the Ta
gal, even more than with the Malay
generally, this pastime fs a passion
pushed to the extreme. "In every hut.
In every craft floating on the Pasig, a
cock Is to be found undergoing train
ing as careful as that bestowed in the
west on a race hore. A native at leis
ure Is seldom seen without his game
cock. a pretty creature, not much
larger than a bantam, under his arm.
Should this hut take fire, b's first
thought Is his favorite; having secured
It ho leaves the rest to fate. Cock
fights aro held, regularly on Sundays
ar.d festivals, and In Manila on one
week day as well, and the laws regulat
ing, them are very strict." The specta
tors on their heels, on a sloping
floor.<ft the foot of which are the lists.
The maximum stake is SSO; the bets,
Considering the wealth of the com
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her •mAAmi aam*. to which sb* •'Wt
Her ba*i>»»d * with *• This
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11hr Mont |>r minoo' "
Nsturslly under such Ihtll
t>cf ao e«Jcy ratila personal .a*
!cp. adrnrr. aa l-.rtrpmdfiw* alao la
! < rrasatl by erownmir condition* Th»
I ataxia Industry of tin city. rtfM-aak'
i mg. la alatoat entirely la tti* hand* of
! the women They see *H»»t eiclu
« vrty employed In thp *ci*»mmi-nl rl
gmr factories. Km Lhu* delwrrerl aa
tutor qultn in.-ritsbly the vsrloti* oo
mpat'' na and industries which In the
west an rronN aa womens worh.
They ir* ifc# manufacturer* and pib
bn.'dt rrr* cf the gsusr made from the
| allhy flbrue of the piunspple plant.
1 While the wife la earning the family
1 omul -or rice, rather, tlx-ir tuple
food— the huabaad get* the dinner and
1 takes cat# of the children. They net
aa aeeyanta—maids and tuiraea in
European famtllea. offices they perfrnm
with more aatlafadtoo to their era
plcyera than do tti* natly# women.
Mr*. Onrnett write* eery Interestingly
!of the marriage cu*toma of tha Tagala.
which are. ahe any a. usually arranged,
1 not by the principal*, but by their par
••The father and mother of a mar
riageable youth ylaiu the relative* of
the maiden selected, and in ronveni tal
ly flowery and allegorical language
hint at the possibility of a matrimo
nial alllame between the familiea The
replies of the maiden's parent* are
equally vague and circiimlocuUry and
plain spwtking la only resorted to when
it I* evident that the parties are mu
tually agreed. Tagal mothers are
mercenary and when both parties aro
natives, if a bitch occur 8. it is usually
owing to a disagreement about dollars.
If, however, the suitor is a half breed
or European, he is unconditionally sc
rupled, ambition and vanity getting
the bet or of avarice. These preJlm
| inarles settled, the donations proper
I nuplas are paid by the youth s fatheT
j to the bride's parents to defray tbe cx-
I penses connected with the wedding,
;und a settlement la often made by biro
upon the bride.” However, If the
husband's parents have no dowery u»
offer, and there is no other objection
to the match, the matter is sometimes
i arranged by the youth undertaking to
serve the bride's parents as '•capital”
for a given number of years, after the
manner of the bargain made with lai
ban by Jacob. But this custom is
open to grave abuses. For after his
term of service has expired, her avari
cius parents may still like I/aban
refuse the maiden lo her suitor and
take another “capital'’ In his place.
“Irregular unions are extremely com
mon, and for this, slrange to say, the
clergy ate largely responsible. Though
a regular tariff of marriage fees ex
ists, the prieatß often set aside these
and demand a quite exorbitant fee,
calculated upon the supposed wealth of
the parties. The Tagals have a root
ed aversion to being married else
where than in their own parish, hence
this abuse of power Is net usually eva
“The consequence is that In the vil
lages and towns alike many dispense
with the religious ceremony and con
tent themselves with the old communal
or family sanction. Young couples
seldom set up housekeeping at once,
but reside with the wife’s or husband’s
parents as long as there is room; and
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. !¥«■*•*lar Hpuuanli. a»ho tafuar thaan
[try to diataaa hmak p with ihair aative
|nQF,, i< qi ami bear a aiutae
i tha ('.istftf 0g aura hlorrd Spaniard*
fur tlalr Sunipoan htrtkr Kht. The
moral rmall kt that they tra Mnnw> In
iillaposMb a. avaataa and vaartltatlag,
rood of ItUgaiiM and pnl tkal Inirigur
and ImUa d to fct.r crtaaaacra
agaittm th* govern men* Mra. Oar
, urn, la cimiai, autbrs this propkn i:
I It t* an aacartalnrd tart that lb» in-
I (raaaa of raer«y imroduc-d IDb> ihv
. Pbllippiae native by Kurupean blood
lasU only to the actx*d a- neraiion
|and. left to himaalf, the tendrucy of the
Mratlso Is ever to revert to the tuarar
"The native la too lodnlent and the
I hold of ri« iIiMUoB upon him too
alight ever to make anything higher
than municipal aelf-government poaat
| ole In tbeaa Manda •• • Under H
1 ibev firttbl cr American ttovernment.
iheae lalanda would undoubtedly hava!
: their Immanae material wealth devel
i otsd aa It haa oever yet barn or ever
wtll he under such an effete power a*
| I>r. J. f. Terry, of Trimble. Tenn . In
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Parr of Bell Tower Drug Htore.
firs. Cleveland's Cooking Lesson.
‘•Part of one summer President and
1 Mra. Cleveland spent at Woodley, their
iHuburlstn home near Washington,"!
’ writes a friend of the latter In the La
dles' Home Journal. "The occupant of
the arjolnlng residence hud in her cm-
I ploy a genuine ‘befn' de war 1 Virginia
auntie, whose cooking was the delight
of her mistress and guesta. Her pick
les and preserves were Incomparably
fine, and to even possess one of her re
'celpts was regarded as a piece of good
I "Mrs. Cleveland was Interested In
'this branch of cooking and during the
summer took frequent lessons from
iAunt Oharlott. It was a sight that de
j lighted the old colored woman to see
| the first lady of the land walking up
'the lane, her gown covered with a long
gingham apron, nnd carrying a white
umbrella to shield her from the sun.
Auunt Charlotte would execute a scries
of profound curtsies, and her fare
would glow with Joy ns Mrs. Cleveland
The the first lady of the land would
peel silver skinned onions, slice tom-i
--toea or chop cabbage for pickles. Or
she might he seen standing over a
glowing brazier of charcoal—for these
preserves were mode In real old Vir
ginia style—armed with a long wooden
spoon, stirring a kettle of peaches to
prevent, their burning, as eagerly as
though she were a young housekeeper
with limited means.”
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