jusi cloth; and a primitive carabao cart, laden with bags of rice topped by a barelegged Malay.
The Tagalog women are not pretty, but many of the Mestizas are. Some of them wear the native costumes, while others affect the Parisian style of dress. The native costume is not especially attractive, but it is certainly unusual. It consists of a flowing cotton skirt; a transparent blouse with immense sleeves, showing the chemisette beneath; and a starched neck-piece called the panuelo. The Mestiza wears shoes and stockings with this costume, but the Filipina is stockingless and wears a a floppya chinelas, slippers which cover only the toes. The Mestizaa s life is that of the Spanish woman, and her greatest desire is to be considered pure Espahol. The Filipina isna t concerned about her pedigree. She is by far the freest woman of the Orient, unhampered by the caste of the Hindu, the little shoe of the Chinese, or the social conventions which hem in Japanese women. Her place in the household is
MR. AND MRS. W. D. BOYCE AND MR. AND MRS. BEN BOYCE, BOATING ON THE PASIG RIVER, MANILA.