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CUTE LITTLE PEOPLE WITH BIG APPETITES The Filipino Midgets Dine at Diminutive Table Ladened With Good Things. The Filipino midgets, one of the star attractions of the carnival, continue to entertain large crowds and this show is well worth the price of admission, llelieveing ihat all would like to know something of their domestic life a representative called on Ilieln -Monday evening and found these interesting little Inls just, tin- ishlng their supper. They sat at. a table no higher than an ordinary soap box while a lady servant wailed on them. P.oth have wonderful appetites and usually cat. as much as the ordinary person. Of course, I heir table lias i. lie appearance, of a doll baby out tit. but they are neillier dolls j nor children. Hotli are natives of i the Philippine Islands; were brought j to thi.s country by the t'nited Slates | government, eight years ago for thej Si. Louis exposition, and since they belong to I'nclc Sam both are gradually musfering Hie Knglish language. Perhaps you would like to know iheir names, which are Spanish. The young lady is .Miss Martina de la Cruz ami her brother is named .luaii. \YV shall interpret these inio plain Knglish and we have, the, names ot Tina and John, by which they prefer to lie known. Miss Tina is 21 inches high. is '-Ki years of age and weight I'l pounds. Her brother .lokn is .'I inches in height, weighs ;ii) pounds and is just :'._ years ofil. making them the smallest adult dwarfs in world, neither heini: as tall a:; late Tom Thumb or .Major Tot.

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  1. The Record-Argus,
  2. 25 Jul 1911, Tue,
  3. Page 4

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