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About The Alliance herald. (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1902-1922 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 20, 1903)
AROUND THE WORLD.
Concluded from last wrok.
Manila, P. I., Dec. 20, too:
Recently the palatini steamship "Ko
rea," probably the best, fastest and
finest on the Pacilic, was nearly ground
ed in the Inland sua of Japan by a mis
understood order. Likewise dangerous
attitudes result from mistakes in the
administration of the home government
and the Philippines partly on account
of the remoteness of the wards from
the mother power, and partly because
congress and the Taft commission are
compelled to act in" every instance
without precedent, forcing their every
step into the realm of experiment, re
quiring them to act with more than
ordinary human foresight if an error
less administration is secured. Since
history has proven that men and gov
ernments arc not infallible, faults must
be expected, and no one is so foolish as
to claim that no mistakes have crept
into the Philippine project. Governor
Taft is accused of having come to Ma
nila with only eleven hundred pounds
of baggage and of returning to the
states on a visit with fifteen tons, be
ing conclusive evidence, his accusers
affirm, that the spoils system is on the
program. His supporters answer that
the governor had a perfect right to
spend his money for whatever evidences
of Philippine wealth he desired in order
to show to the American people the
riches. of their new possessions. The
Taft commission is accused of having
refused to appoint to lucrative positions
certain American soldiers who bared
their breasts to Filipino bullets and
disease and appointed in their stead
American citizens who remained at
home during the entire war, drawing
salaries. It is further planned that the
men turned down are competent, well
qualified to occupy the positions in
question on account of their knowledge
of the natives, their language, etc., ac
quired by two or three years of asso
ciation with them. The other side
answers by stating that the soldiers of
merit are employed wherever possible,
but that positions requiring the official
to expose himself in out-ol-way places
in the islands must be filled by persons
who never bore arms, on account of the
bitter feeling that exists in many places
where fathers, sons and brothers have
been shot and in many instances left
unburied in the jungles or mountain
About iorty miles out from Manila
an American soldier told that a Tennes
see sharpshooter was sent from an out
post to headquarters with fifteen pris
oners. He arrived at headquarters
alone and reported that he was sent to
report with fifteen pi isoners of war.
On being asked where his men were, he
replied that they all tried to get away
and were then strung along the road
dead as sardines. The sight of fifteen
dead Filipinos along the roadside is not
conducive to the creation of love for
the soldier, and I have no doubt but
that it would be wrong to all concerned
to appoint soldiers to certain positions.
Several times I inquired whether I was
safe and was invariably informed that
I was if I had not been a soldier, or if
I had been I must not let it be known.
At Cahunpit, a city of 14,000 Fili
pinos,' I went everywhere, being accom
panied by only three Americans and
one native, the Rev. Nicholas Zamora
who is regarded as the Demosthenes or
Patrick Henry of the Archipelago As
a preacher he is a cyclone. He is pas
tor of the largest church in Manila and
is in the employ of the missionary so
ciety, his half-tone having recently ap
peared in American papers.
The report .having reached Manila
that a native preacher and leading
members of his flock were in jail at
Calumpit, forty-six miles out, we de
cided to investigate the. matter in order
to see that justice might be adminis
tered if the persons were guilty of some
offense and their freedom secured if
guiltless. On our arrival, we learned
that a Spaniard, having observed that
Hie religion apparently imported from
America was gaining ground by leaps
and bounds, and thinking that some
thing ought to be done at once to check
its progress, laid in wait for an excuse
to strike it a blow. Accordingly he at
tended a meeting and noticing that a
collection was taken, then went out and
took oath that a meeting was boing
hold and money wa6 being raised to as
sist the insurgents, and that the meet
ing was held to dofy the United States
tfovornnient. N'ino of the leading onee
wore summoned to appear before a
Siwinish justice of the peace, who it
secinu, with the other Spaniards in the
islands, would be glad to have them
raise inouoy for the ladrono. The
presidentu, a Spaniard, committed them
to iail. Tlioy had bean in jail four-
days whan wo reached thorn and tlioy
rucqived us ag gladly bohind the bars
, as if we wore angals of moroy. Pas-
ing into the jail, I noticed a Filipino
guard lying within the door, his rifle by
his side and a well filled bolt of car
tridges about his waist. I shall not
forget the hearty hand shake and the
smiles of gratitude that were in evi
dence as we four filed into the hall of
prosecution. It is 'said the Filipino is
absolutely devoid of the sense of grati
tude. 1 want to set my testimony
against the utter falsity of that accusa
tion. If 1 ever saw 1111 evidonce of
gratitude anywhere, it vas manifested
within that Calumpit jail. I have
traveled almost ton thousand miles on
this journey and would willingly double
the distance, if need bo, through sun
shine and storm, surrounded by dan
gers, for an expeiiencc that would do
me an equal amount of good. Hero
ism for gospel truth and fidelity to God
are not dead. When America presents
to the Filipino the gospel instead of
the bullet, evidences of gratitude will
be abundant and no two-by-four scant
ling newspaper correspondent will then
need to apologize for the Filipino's lack
of gratitude for what Uncle Sam has
done for the Archipelago. Question
ing these prisoners as to how they were
treated, they replied through our in
terpreter: "We are not permitted to
hold any kind of service. Cannot sing
a song. Our food conies from the doot
of heaven, our friends who are Chris
tians bring us our mals from their
homes." The rear of the jail was left
open so the- could escape, as the Span
ish authorities saw they had no case
and evidently desired to have them
break jail, as they might term it, and
then bring a genuine case against them.
I3ut the Christians were not to befooled
in that manner. The guard went to
sleep as another inducement, but that
ruse failed. The Spanish presidente
saw that our presence meant businces,
and knowing that there weie no grounds
for a case whatever, tried to clear him
self by turning it over to the Court of
First Instance, presided over by an
American judge, who was only too
anxious to tree tnc persecuteu ones.
Hut this does not end the matter. The
American officials say that the Spanish
trickery will cost that official Ins place
and stand as a warning to other Span
iards who occupy similar positions. A
religious controversy is on now but I
shall not entangle myself with it, al
though it was thoroughly explained to
me by Governor Taft during my first
interview with him at the Palace. If
Governor Taft were as popular in
America as he appears to be in Manila
he would get almost anything he might
be pleased to ask for.
I am, indeed, sorry that the Philip
pine question has political signification
in ( the states, but since no political
party is a unit in its attitude toward
the solution of this tremendous ele
phant, I set forth the facts as I. find
them without a grain of coloring to
correspond with any preconceived ideas,
being willing to let the truth apply it
self as it may.
At Nagasaki I conversed with several
soldiers aboard the transport ' 'Thomas"
on their way from Manila to San Fran
cisco. Every soldier with whom I talked
said: "Iietter not go to Manila. The
constabulary are all going over to the
insurgents with their rifles and ammu
nition. The authorities at Manila,
fearing an uprising at any moment, are
throwing up barricades and digging en
trenchments about Manila in order to
protect the city.1' From Shanghai to
Hong Kong Lieutenant Wigmore, serv
ing on the staff of Gen. Davis, and I
occupied the same cabin. On relating
the statements of the soldiers to him,
he requested that I say nothing about
it to Mrs. Davis and daughters who
were also on the same steamship with
us as it would cause them considerable
uneasiness, Gen. Davis having his
headquarters in Manila at the time.
Such conditions were not attractive to
one contemplating a visit to the Philip
pine metropolis, but sufficient courage
was mustered on my arrival at Hong
Kong to cause me to buy a round trip
ticket. Having a fast vessel, a voyage
of a day and a half brought us in sight
of Luzon's northwestern point, a half
day's sail from Manila. With a good
glass we could see smoke rising as if a
great battle might be in progreas but,
as we noared the shore an hour later,
it was evident ' that the natives wore
busy burning trash preparatory to
planting rice. At one o'clock p. in.
He passed Corregedos island and in loss
than two hours Cavite and Manila wore
reached. United States men-of-war
and craft from the world's porta were
everywhere, but no sound of musketry
the whoop ot warriors uold was
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