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Title: Advanced Geography
Year: 1899 (1890s)
Authors: Alexis Everett Frye
Publisher: Ginn & Company
Contributing Library: Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center
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of living. Many Chinese have settled in the larger towns and cities.They are thrifty and carry on mostftf the local trade andbanking. A few thousand Spanish and other people of the SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT, — GUAM. 199 V white race live in Manila, Iloilo and other towns. Nearly allthe large towns are on the seacoast. Manila. Manila, having a population of about 200,000, isthe capital and largest city of thearchipelago. It is situated on afine bay, at the mouth of thePasig river, the outlet of Bai (orBay) lake. The older part of thecity is on the south bank of thisriver ; the newer part is on thenorth side. The modern build-ings are mostly low and built ofwood, as they withstand earth-quake shocks much better thanhigh stone structures. The greaterpart of the foreign trade of theislands passes through Manila. The second port in importanceis Iloilo, on the island of Panay.In exchange for hemp, tobaccoand sugar, the islands importmainly rice, flour, cloth, coal andkerosene. The foreign trade
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amounts yearly to about ,000,- 000 — one sixth being with the United States. A large part of the trade is carried on with Great Britain. Guam. Almost due east of Manila, about 1600 miles outin the Pacific, rises the island of Guam. It is the southern-most of a chain of islands stretching northward for about 500 Filipinos (Philippine Natives) and Buffalo. miles (see inset on map of Philippines; also full-page map ofAustralia, 3Iicronesia, etc.). Magellan named these the La-drones, or thieves islands, because the natives stole some of his goods. The islands are small andmostly volcanic, some having activecraters. The climate resemblesthat of Hawaii. The total areais only 420 square miles, with apopulation of 10,000. Most ofthe people live on the island ofGuam — fully half of them beingin the capital town of Agana. Atthe close of the reeent war withSpain, Guam was ceded to theUnited States. The island is thelargest of the group, being about100 miles in circuit and 30 milesin lengt
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