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There are no roads for wagons or bug- families are furnished with good houses.
gies. There are no wagons in which to In these they can furnish their own meal,
haul things. There would be wagons if as desired.
there were roads. There are plenty of Artificial ice is made in Colon and
native horses and mules. All that a man Panama, and can be shipped to any of the
or woman cannot carry on the head must towns along the Panama Railroad. The
S' transported on the backs of mules or bunches of bananas and other things on
orses. The load is generally divided the station platform have all been brought
into two equal parts. Each part is secured on backs of mules or horses. The woman
by ropes to the pack saddle on the back standing on the platform walked many
61 the animal. Sometimes you will see I miles. On her head, she carried the box
an animal trudging along with 100 pounds on which you see her hat. She did not
of ice on each side. Another animal will wear her hat, but carried it on top of the
have a block of ice on one side of the box. The native people would rather
saddle and a quarter of beef on the other, carry things on their heads than in their
The ice has come from Colon where it is hands.
made. The beef has come from the The Americans are now making good
United States. They are both going to roads in the Canal Zone. They will then
the Culebra Hotel. There the Isthmus have wagons and buggies, and when the
Canal Commission furnishes meals to its Panamanians see them they will also
employes. The employes who have their want them and learn how to use them.
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