Title: An Ohio woman in the Philippines; giving personal experiences and descriptions including incidents of Honolulu, ports in Japan and China
Year: 1904 (1900s)
Authors: Conger, Emily Bronson Parr, Charles McKew donor Parr, Ruth, donor
Publisher: [Akron, O., Press of R.H. Leighton
Contributing Library: Brandeis University Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Brandeis University Libraries
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o Manila we were for-tunate in being upon an Australian steamerwhich was very comfortable, indeed, withJapanese for sailors and attendants. At lastI was in the tropics and felt for the firsttime what tropical heat can be; the sun poured downfloods of intolerable heat. The first feeling is that onecan not endure it; one gasps like a fish out of water andvows with laboring breath, Ill take the next steamerhome, oh, home ! It took four days to reach Manila.The bay is a broad expanse of water, a sea in itself. Thecity is a magnificent sight, its white houses with Spanishtiled roofs, its waving palms, its gentle slopes risinggradually to the mountains in the back ground. The waters swarmed with craft of every fashion andevery country. How beautiful they looked, our owngreat warships and transports ! No large ship can drawnearer to shore than two or three miles. All our armysupplies must be transferred by the native boats to the quartermasters department, there to be sorted for distri- (50)
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NATIVE LADY. HONG KONG TO MANILA 51 bution to the islands where the troops are stationed. Thisnecessitates the reloading of stores on the boats, to betransferred again to medium sized vessels to completetheir journey. A volunteer quartermaster told me, that,on an average, every seventh box was wholly empty andthe contents of the other six were rarely intact. Thelost goods sometimes reappeared on native heads or backs.Coal oil was in demand, and disappeared with amazingcelerity ; it is far better for lights than cocoanut oil. Custom house inspection being quickly over, welanded. The beauty of the distant view was instantlydispelled; one glance and there was a wild desire to takethose dirty, almost nude creatures in hand and, holdingthem at arms length, dip them into some cleansing cal-dron.^ The sanitary efforts of our army are effectingchanges beyond praise both in the people and their sur-roundings. A little two wheeled quielas (ke-las) drawn by a verydiminutive horse took me to the
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