Report of the Philippine Commission to the President

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Page 111 - At 21 miles from the northern mouth the river divides into two arms, which enter the sea 4$ miles apart. In the northern part of Mindanao is the province of Surigao, bordered on the north by the Surigao Sea, on the east by the Pacific, on the south by the District of Davao, and" on the west by the territory of the infieles. It is mountainous, but the Christian population resides on the coasts and in the northern point of the territory. The population is 95,775, distributed among 45 pueblos, 10 barrios,...
Page 235 - Igorrotes, who are remarkable in many ways. || Vague reports and the routes by which copper smelted by natives comes to market indicate that there are copper mines in various portions of the Cordillera Central, but the only deposits which have been examined with any care are those at...
Page 234 - aluviones" by the Spaniards. It is said that in Mindanao some of the gravels are in an elevated position and adapted to hydraulic mining. There are no data at hand which indicate decisively the value of any of the placers.
Page 270 - After gathering the pericarpium is removed, an operation easily accomplished by hand, ana the berries are placed in the sun, care being taken to separate those collected on various days. When the berries are thoroughly dried, the husk is removed by means of a mill or other apparatus. The other operations necessary to prepare coffee for the market are winnowing, to separate the inner husk and all dirt from the berry, and sorting into first and second grades.
Page 235 - ... unexplored, is full of possibilities, but as yet no important copper deposit is known to exist there. An attempt was made to work the deposit in Masbate, but no success seems to have been attained.
Page 307 - Philippines are commonly held to form an eastern extension of the l ndo-Malayan subregion, it should not be forgotten that at least among the birds and mammals there is a large amount of specialization in the islands to the eastward of the Baladac-PalawanCalimianes group. It is not our purpose to enter into a detailed discussion of the zoology of the Philippines, and we shall content ourselves with briefly mentioning a few of the more important or interesting forms in the various groups. MAMMALS....
Page 263 - This plant for its full development requires a climate whose temperature is not less than 18 C., and which should be as high as 23 C. during the ripening period. The soil should be deep and of medium consistency and, preferably, clayey loam or silicious. The best fertilizers are manure, ashes, blood from the slaughterhouses, lime, and green stuff; fish, on account of the phosphorus which they contain; sulphates and phosphates of potassium, and, better than all of these, the bagasse, or the refuse...
Page 236 - Rumors of the occurrence of this metal in Panay and Leyte have failed of verification. Accidental losses of this metal by prospectors or surveyors sometimes lead to reports of the, discovery of deposits, and ochers are not seldom mistaken for impure cinnabar.
Page 234 - Cebu in 1827. Since then lignitic beds have been found on the island at a great variety of points. The most important croppings are on the eastern slope within some 15 or 20 miles of the capital, also named Cebu.
Page 61 - This island is almost united to the coast of Luzon at Point Puaya and forms with this coast the anchorages of Pagdilao on the west and that between the islands on the south and the island of Laguimanoo on the east.

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