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The Philippine 'Islands.
If an Indian were caught smoking one of his own cigars, within a few steps of his own airing-sheds, he was seized and fined. The offence, arrest, and conviction cost him dear : about $8.00 if he were smoking a cigar ; about $2.00, if a cigarette.
In a country wrhere the monotony of life is mitigated by the soothing effects of the leaf, and wThere men and women smoke as inevitablyaand almost as naturallyaas they eat, these constant and harassing exactions became maddening. The burning of the
a view of the suspension bridge, manila; over the pasig river.
rejected bundles was felt to be especially cruel and unnecessary. But the Inspector was inexorable.
All these combined causes, and particularly the insults to women, frequently brought about bloody encounters between the people and the servants of the State.
There are numberless cases where Indians live on the land cultivated by their ancestors, and cling to it ; and, in their ignorance, feel it to be their own. The Government, however, with its usualThere are numberless cases where Indians live on the land cultivated by their ancestors, and cling to it ; and, in their ignorance, feel it to be their own. The Government, however, with its usual