to have attracted a number of former G o v e r nment employes, and soldiers whose term of service has expired.
The southernmost portion of Luzon, bordered by the In-ter-Island Sea and the Pacific Ocean, and connected with the island of Luzon proper by a narrow strip of land, is the home of the Bicols a Christian Filipinos who form about 7 per cent of the total population of the Islands. The Bicols rank among the most energetic and progressive in the Philippines. They stand fourth in number among the ten Christian tribes. In their case it is easy to see how the isolation of their country, through years when good roads and coastwise steamers were unknown, led to the preservation of their dialect and distinctive characteristics.