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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 6, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta u "Peculiar, Problems'That Would Be Involved in t the Giving Independence to Uncle Sam's Wards in the Asiatic Islands, ere Inter-TrjbatWar Was at One-Time a Habit. 1 i 7 Gongs witlvHuman Jaws for Handles. By Rene-Bache x IF freedom !s given to the Philippines, according to the plirfnow contemplated, Uncle Sam will continue to maintain there a grrat naval sla- (ion for the protection of his commercial in the western FaciSc. Incidental to the transaction he will-band over to the Filipinos, his wards, the non--' GhriEtian tribes of the archipelago. Ihesc, of course, include the Morns of the southern islands. who arcisemi-savage Malays.-. Ahe Igovpts of northern Luzon, who are aborigines of, a dif- ferent race. The y-ho number about 400 000, dwell in The so-called tnountam province of Luzon a rutfged ?nd denselv forested, reeion Before the grrived, about as sild as an} could be, eating rneal raw, drirking wa'rm'blood and indulging nn Appetite for whole- sale nomicide Heifa huntinz wa tneir principal field sport with at least one tV it was a religious nte r _ __ A Chronic State of aj Every village was at perpetual war with its neighbors. A was cnerrv Jso man was cqn- dered entitled to a wife until he had taken atJea f 'one head Nobody's life safe half a miles from his ovn do-uicile The a woman or child as elorious a trophy as that of a man Worker in the rice paddies and sweil potito field usually protected bj armed guard rhile nels in watch lowers on nearbj neak- kept a lookout for po sible approach of The civilians of the.e wild peop'e WPS one if the most'interesting experiments of-its kind in history. It was undertaken under extraordinary difficulties, for these natives hid been ruthlessly treated by the who enslaved them wnenever opportunity offered, and the Tagalog, were .hardly meiuful the Jgorots are far the Tagalogs, the civil- ized Filipinos of Spanish descent, and ol full, A.BaceiMll Game-Echveeri '.he Head Hunters of Luzon. c-qua] inteliigsnce, but, no better weapons tharntpears and head-axes, they were Thus it fs not .surorising that at first they should have looked, upon the Americans with bit ter ho tililv it In .them a huge sjrpr to fled thst th" wished to.be kind, to pay them for their instruct them in the arts oi and to hrip them in ever., v ay Wh-ry-nce thev had grasned this fac', trey evinced a touching gratitude. discovery made by the Americans was that the chief reason tor the end- le s feud among -Jhe e people though'it may of roads! In the ab: sence road thev had ro to'get acquaint ed, village with village ard so eich calimunity was always at odds, with other communities, Accordingly, the Americans set about .Igorot, .Girls Wearing Brass Wire Bustles. How (he Filipino Plays ti'Nose Flute. and at games between teams rival towns the erowcis-'are sometimes larger and even inure enthusiastic than at similar United States. lii the schools a feature is made of '.industrial, training! Thf! boys are taught enough' tailoring lo enable them make coals and other lor themselves. The how U> put skirts and waislA together. St is a kind ol work much enjoyed ;by the children because the-garments l' thcv" have made arc given to them to wear. -combs, and hair-clippcra are r'egillarK'in, aeniaii.! o- school sup- ph The bovs cut each other's hair The girls big and little ccnie lo school everv moining with _ faces shining, hair nealh the dresses which thev thcniEelvs have fa'hionrd The bovs arc taught wood furnilura making and iron walking Thev lea n how to ron'truct looms and the prU how lo use them fof mating cloth Fach girl, when her inslruc lion end take her loom returns to her villaga and extends her knowledge of weaving to her faniilv and friends The Igorots and Liberlj Dav V The Fourth of Julv Is to the Igoiol ths da} m the The AraencaM havs faught them that it llberh day and it a lot to them for that reason, for the. never knew what hbcrlvjvas until tmclc Sam came and On that dav grcaf fcstivnW orzuniKd by Vmcncan civil oTlcmls and armv are The mam object of the e celebration- from the point rf view, l to bring the tribes them a Eood time and make them exhibited 1 hen there a.re dancing the Wonder of a Phonograph. An Igorot Iking Introduced to making trails 'over the mountains and through the widening many1 of lat tcr info wagon roads As fa t as the trails smvvhere the feuds in thai neighborhood died out with imazmg suddennts- What use lo after mother felloe's head when >ou have be come acquainted with him and found him a dccert after all' Among the mo t inveterate head hunters the ifugao a Inoe numoenng were ferociously ho tile at first But before long, having come to realize'fhc valuc_6f the -sfhej actually to-be subjected -to a labor lav rcriumnz cich able bodied man to give 10 days' work to building every >car Later, of were organized as constabulary, to leep Ihe native fnhc- in order They have done admirable work, making first rlass soldiers and wonderful marksmen with the rifle. i'6f. Kailroid Built by Igorots Bagnio, m miles due north of Manila, is to oay the terminus of one the most vondcrful road- in the world built' by Igorots under the direction of American engineers Extending all the va> from Paguio to the sea, it Is carded to a large extent from solid rock, skirtmrlhe sidci of sleep mountains and crossing deep canjons in many places with suspension At the of Bontoc, where few jcari tgo no white man cnuld'have ventifred without an armed escort, there'Is brick clubhouse in up to date ho pilal In the hospital, say the --Igprote, are miracle workers in wnde clothes who know, ho- to kill people and bring them lo life of to treatment with anaesthetics l There was one patient who jjffcred from a tropical disease1 The doc- tors hfm medicine he was much dis ors m meitine gusted because they refuwdjlcj troU hit sores Soon, however, he founlhiinjelrcarcd ajid l iinon dl appeared, lefurmnfc i few later vitH "0 or more sufferers from the same nmlady whom he had collecter! fiom BO miles around _ At Bontoc, whlcfl is the capital of i sub pruv of the nrine'a canal his betn built bj natise labor to fumi.h thai ronimunity with a plentiful supflv of pure water All the inhabitants of th- near bv village of Mmae have become independently rich hv burning -lime elling it to the pio-uncial (.oiernracnt lg Luzon All over the mountain of 1 Id- graph and telephone lines base stretched, reaching the mrfst icmole -iiid inacccs iblc- dis Iriclf.. The poTalo anil other desirable vegetables been phccd in the hand of the Igorot ngnculturi'-t I ikcwi'c, plough and other mod era tools of husbandry The Igorols are farmers and along some valicvs their Urraced rice firltls climb the innunlnin sides all the wav> fronl tho river beds to elevations of 1000 i more The Americans have taught the Igorols'how (o go shopping At -uitably central points gicat stores have feen e-fibhshod by Uncle Sam, called vvhicn arc tup-plied with every kirid of merchandise hkclv lo bd required by the na lives, the prices asked being those current, a; nila, plua 20 per cent and cost of transportation. At these stores the Igorots not only can .buy what they want, they iaVulso -ell' They bring food products, baskets, carvings, native weapons and all sorts of things that have a mar ket value as curios in Jlanila or clsey.Kcrc Pay- ment is ma.de liberally in cash I All the, mounlaifi.province the govern ment has established buildings, in many cases of brick or stone, constructed ths rntncs I ach school has Ita baseball team The Igorots have Ukcn wholeheartedly U Loud and enthu nstli- in. the veils of encour accment mi approval uttered by the speetatoi The Ifugao, a cfy that ,s rcmnrkabK lik- __ some Anieiican college veils It Wnh Mtnd.n.. ind tl." Sulus, .ctn.Hes were" for mcrly to robbeiy and ihncy, haic beionc very jnendlv toihe Aiuoricans-as i re rult to no of mci arcs, of tncr.tv that Inel, to be adopted in dl cipiinmg them the; me no? ur.lcrjy Darnng on occasionil small outbreak hat is going to happen to the nOn Christian tribes of the archipelago after r li ihinos are left charge and rtntiol of them re mams to be seen Some s-ij that they may revert to ft is to be hoped that "U'-h a thing wrill not happen Were this to come about i f the most interesting ethnologic phi lanlhropic thi. woildjne clfpknown which j.he American gnvfriJnKnt Ita' spent JO years in making terminate in a di'maband regrettable Light and the Eyes' NOfHINO more decepllve 'ban Ihc ipieaf" anceol eve rlie imnll ordlhirilv ai> -rpr.Trs as n lone nslrov ovil ur a ve-illcal Jinc. set its mtural shjpc Is urciilJrA It h a matter of >he t of iljil lii a brifeU llslit our veif small circle's wbu> Iliose of a' cat turn liito nariow The. gen- fslhe same In c-llhcr to nlmlnlsh of light passing Into Ihc enoiisli in larger inlmals ol Ihc tal tribe Mich as tisnrc. the punil sometimesJidiiNcl like a human' pupilr and alien brightly Illiinilnateil'tdnlrnclii Inlo a minute tlt'ele Inrfead of lircomln? linear Ir the of domosllc cal', the ouler the inlfiial ficfniCnllj docs tho pupil of tho ossurne llrcular form V ;