SEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1902 - Philippines
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Page 16 - We stopped at two of their settlements, and numbers of them came in to greet us. At Tauit we found a large and comfortable government building, which is used for a residence and office building by the lieutenantgovernor and the deputy of the provincial treasurer and for the subprovincial post-office. We also found a well-constructed barrack building, occupied by an exceedingly well-disciplined and efficient constabulary company. Subsequently we visited the rancherias of Tauit, Burayutan, Guenned,...
Page 52 - ... beginning of the year has been steadily carried forward with the following ends in view : 1. To secure as complete a collection as possible of all Philippine fishes, cataloguing the specimens under the native, English, and scientific names. 2. To study the foods, life histories, distribution, and migration of useful fishes. 3. To discover the nature of the feeding and spawning grounds of the food fishes, to ascertain the period of spawning, the characteristics of the ova, the time required for,...
Page 26 - Clements to go into the whole question of the methods at present employed in the manufacture, preservation, and use of vaccine virus, with a view to determining, if practicable, what is the cause of the difficulty which has recently arisen, and what methods should be employed in the manufacture, preservation, and use of vaccine virus in order that the virus may be of the best possible quality, may be successfully preserved for the longest possibe time, and may be used in such a way as to produce...
Page 58 - SALES. The San Marcos Estate has been disposed of, the Dampol Estate is being sold and the Matamo Estate has been leased with the probability of sale. The Binagbag and Orion Estates have been offered for sale and the Director of Lands anticipates that they will be entirely disposed of within a short time. Other estates will be offered for sale as soon as computation of the areas of the several parcels can be completed, but the volume of this work is very great. There are more than...
Page 71 - ... bring the bureau of agriculture more closely in contact with the people of the islands and with the practical problems confronting agriculturists here. Senor Tecson travels quite steadily in the provinces and has brought widely to the attention of the people the results of the work of the bureau in treating and checking the spread of dangerous communicable animal disease, the advantage of improved methods of cultivation and of the planting of certain special crops, and the methods by which seeds...
Page 23 - SPRINGS. It is definitely known that the waters of Sibul Springs, which were formerly quite extensively used, are very beneficial when taken internally by persons afflicted with diseases of the intestinal tract, especially those of a chronic catarrhal nature, and that bathing in these waters is very refreshing and apparently of considerable value as an aid to the cure of the diseases for which their drinking is indicated. Access to the springs was difficult during the dry season and almost impossible...
Page 36 - ... own the following recommendations of the Director of Health to these ends: "1. That in view of the fact that the elimination of the intestinal parasites of the residents of the Philippine Islands bids fair to save a large number of lives, steps should be taken to accomplish this work and render conditions such that reinfection will not occur. To bring this about, a system for the disposal of night soil should be inaugurated, preferably by the Oriental method whereby this substance is used for...
Page 37 - ... disappearance of cholera spirilli in the Philippine Islands. THE QUARANTINE SERVICE. Effective quarantine has been maintained against foreign countries badly infected with dangerous communicable disease, and so far as is known no such disease has been introduced into the Philippines during the year. The success which has been had in excluding bubonic plague is especially gratifying. With the approaching completion at Manila of wharves along which deep-sea going merchant vessels may lie, a new...
Page 24 - ... samples of food and drug products, of which 89 were absolutely rejected and 172, which were misbranded, were released after being properly relabeled. Many importations were subsequently either denied admittance or admitted only after they had been relabeled, because they were goods of the same kind as those already passed upon as a result of previous analyses. There have been very few willful evasions of the law, and with one noteworthy exception, the merchants of the Philippines have shown a...
Page 9 - Approximately 1,000 headmen were present, to say nothing of their several escorts. Included in this number were 10 of the chiefs of Lubuagan, who had brought 400 followers. It is said that only 2 men from this town had ever previously visited Bontoc. The gathering included representatives of numerous settlements which had long been bitterly hostile, and was most useful in that it resulted in their eating, drinking, and dancing together, and growing friendly. It also afforded an opportunity for the...

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