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tne fighting-cock, which is never
inissiijg from a casco.
When a bath is desired, the
river is conveniently at hand
and any time of day or night chil
dren can be seen swimming in the
river in the heart of the city.
Raised on the water, these peo
ple are utterly fearless of it. Wo
men and children walk along the
edge of the boat regardless of the
depth of the water. In the shal
lows, cascos are propelled by lon
poles and in their effoits to speed
the boats along, the patrons fre
quently throw all their weight on
the poles, nearly standing on
their heads at times.
Streams of cascos, laden with
Philippine produce are towed to
the ocean-going steamers and re
turn with foreign produce to the
warehouses on the river banks.
There waa once an idea, that
with the deepening of the harbor
and the building of docks, at
which the big steamers could land
and discharge their cargoes, the
day of the casco would end. The
commerce of Manila has doubled
since 1905 and their is plenty of
wbtk -still for river people.
EVERETT TRUE'S LATEST
No smoking compartment is
large enough to hold me at the
same time with the traveler who
entertains the crowd with stories
of women he has met.
A banquet is tiresome enough,
but a flashlight photograph of it
is the last straw.
When I see a "drunk", I don't
know whether to kick him or the
idlers who-wait to by to see th'e
wagon take him away.
Dorftnegligently, flick cigar
ashes onme. That's only a pose,
and FniTiaBle to push you off
An unpleasant "rough 'house"
is in store "for the' establishment
that dropg me like- a hot cake,
when I?Kaye gone to deal in per
son, artktranact business.aver my
head with some one7whohs call
ed ur ov.erthe tele'phoive.'v
THE?IRONY OF A-NAME
Brown: So you would like to
attach Jones' bank deposit, but
you can't find out what his bal
ance is! Who refused you that
Smith (bitterly): They called
him the 'teller."
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.Away Up. -
Biggs Are you thinking of
getting a divorce?
Diggs Not at the present
rates of alimony. Boston Even