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CHAPTER IV. (Continued.)
It was terribly Railing, but until she
esme of age there was no help for It.
Well, the only thing to do was to make
the best of things, and be as happy as
circumstances would permit. But this
was easier said than done; there was
not a soul in Chalfont she liked or
trusted, and time hung heavily on her
hands, for she could not always be
with the Anstruther's, even had ma
dame allowed It, nnd no one else came
near them Madame, had she known
It, was In rather a difficulty, She great
ly valued the Anstruthers’ acquaint
ance, making a point of stopping to
speak whenever she mpt them in Rov
erton, and hoping those who kept aloof
from Chalfont would observe It; but,
strange to say, she had forgotten Reg
gie, who, indeed, was not often at
•iome, and now Kate had aroused her
suspicions she was much perplexed.
She had her own plans for Mollle and
If it came to a choice between tl em
and the Anstruthers' friendship, she
must reluctantly abandon their friend
Mollle soon found the difference; she
was never left alone for a minute. Was
she going Into Iteverton, madaine was
going also, or Henri would accompany
her; there was nothing he would en
joy more.
"What do you think of Henri,
Joyce?” asked Mollle the Saturday aft
ernoon preceding Easter Sunday, when
she had managed to evade both the
Dubois, and, taking Kate to put a
wreath on their mother’s grave, had
gone ou to the White house.
The White house was not so large as
Chalfont, but It had a beautiful old
garden, and the two girls were wan
dering up and down the sheltered
paths, while Kate took a solemn, digni
fied ride on the old swing under the
trees that had recalled to Mollle her
childhood davs.
‘‘He was very pleasant the few times
ho has been here," .Joyce responded
doubtfully, pausing to look at the yel
low daffodils, the sweet-scented Jon
quils that lifted their heads from the
dark mould. "But do you like him,
“I am afraid not,” said she, thought
fully. “You see, Joyce dear, he acts
so strangely. He pretends to me that
ha loves England and the country, and
1 know he loves nothing but his be
loved I’arls. Yesterday he Insisted up
on accompanying me for a country
walk, and madam said nothing, though
she was angry when Reggie went with
me to get moss. I know he hated It,
for he had on French patent leather
boots, and really could hardly limp
home; and then, as I was going up
stairs, I heard him swearing awfully
to himself as he pulled them off. But
he paid me compliments all the time,
and he tells me that he adores ‘le
rport,’ but he does not understand a
gun, and he dare not drive the chest
nuts, I know. And—and 1 cannot help
thinking that because I shall have
Shw looked at Joyce, wistfully, and
Joyce not wishing to meet those sweet
gray eyes at the moment, contemplated
the daffodils, while she rapidly turned
over In her own mind how to answer.
Revcrton both said and thought a
great deal about the Inmates of Chal
font that It would be a great pity for
Motile to know. For good or evil she
was unfortunately in Madam Dubois'
rare at present; therefore why make
her feet more uucomfortablr. than was
That Henri was paying court to the
heiress seemed likely enough; her for
tune would be a large one to a French
man, and that her own darling, hand
some Reggie had more than a liking
for the lovely, slender girl herself was
equally true. Raising her eyee from
the flowers, Joyce caught sight of both
young men advancing towards them,
and Reggie called out;
"I have brought you a visitor, Joyce.
Motile, come and have a swing with
the child, for the sake of old lung
They all turned back together to the
spot where Kate was slowly swinging
herself to and fro. Hut Joyce felt far
from comfortable us she stood with
the young Frenchman w itching the
half sisters, as Reggie's strong, brown
hsnd on the rope sent them flying up
and down Mollies plnk-and-white
face like the spring day Itself. Kate*
flasen curls floating on the breeto.
It was a pretty pi* him enough of
youth, and. perhaps, looking 4! two of
the faces, of lots. Hot Henri did 1*01
seem to appre* late It as he iIiik! Icfr
|y twitting bis silky little blirk moos
taeht. while his sharp black eyes roiwl
from one lo the uther, and his lemarhs
grew fewer sad fewer.
“I shall have a swing put up In ta*
ground* announced Kate conies* end
liigly as they came to a Kill strip
'Mother had ua* made near the tea
pi# l«wa.‘* s»lJ V* 111* posbiwa be* h
bar rebell.ooa curia, aad fsaisaiag her
"Oh, that la nut good enough,' re
lufied the «kll4, her deep set grey
eywe flaed **n her •>»tsr with swot ta
owl sues "Vhaifwa' I# uiv pr*>pe«'t
and I shall have everything done that
I like,"
Reggie took his hand off the ropes
with a mutterpd exclamation tha.t
sounded not unlike "little beast." and
asked Mollle to come down to look at
the tennis court, and as Henri seemed
determined to go also, Joyce disre
garded her brother's appealing eye,
and watched them off, for she had no
ticed the sudden flush on Mollle's face.
She knew bow tenderly the girl re
garded everything her mother had
done, and in some wrath determined
to have a word with the vain-glorious
owner of Chalfont, whom, Indeed, she
would dearly have enjoyed shaking.
Kate was looking after the retreat
ing trio witii rather a disconcerted ex
pression, for her slinip ears had caught
lieggie’s remark, and she liked Reg
gie; her boasting had been principally
to impress him witii her Importance.
"Every one seems to like Mollle!”
she said crossly. "I suppose It is be
cause she is a 1.'Estrange; Jane and
Harriet say so. Though I think it is
horribly mean of the Reverton people
not to call on us, and make such a fuss
over her, for, aa Jana often says, I am
the heiress and mistress of Chalfont,
and much richer than Mollle.”
"I will tell you why every one likes
Mollie,” replied Joyce, regarding the
stylishly arrayed little Imp severely.
"It Is not alone because she is very
pretty, but because she Is always pleas
ant and sunny. Who ever heard Mol
lie say biting and unkind things on
purpose to hurt people, or boasting
about her possessions?"
*'I suppose you mean that I do.” And
Kate sat still on the swing, and flung
I hey curls back with an angry gesture.
"Yet Mollle has got some money, you
! know, or Aunt Clare would not make
such a iuhs or ner. Harriet says mat
she is sure she means to marry her to
Henri; I heard her. But Jane says
that with my persitlon I ought to
marry a title; and I intend to.”
And having delivered herself of
these sentiments in her high childish
voice she pushed the swing off with
one thin, black-silk-stockinged leg.
■'Who are Jane and Harriet?” asked
Joyce shortly.
"My servants.”
"Oh! And when you marry this
nobleman, suppose you have two dear
little girls, you will naturally leave
this property to the younger?”
"Certainly not; that would not be
fair. 1 should leave the most to the
elder, or divide It.” Kate had begun
with lofty eloquence, then she caught
Joyces eye, and, being a very quick
child, saw the pit into which she had
fallen, and stopped abruptly. "You
think Mollie has not been properly
treated9 The people In Reverton think
so,” she ended, below her breath.
"That has nothing to do with us,
Kate,” Joyce said gravely. “But if
you can see this, perhaps though you
are bo young—you can also see how
well Mollie behaves. She does not
grudge you anything, though Chal
font was her home before you were
born. She never says bitter things to
you, yet who has the most reason? 1
wonder you don’t love her!”
Joyce never forgot the strange old
, look on the little thin face, as the
child glanced at her after a dead pause,
j There was something both sad and
weird about it; she might have been a
hundred, with all the cares of life on
her small shoulders, and looking at
, her Joyce remembered with a wave of
compassion that she was but 10. and.
if report said true, her life had never
been as other children's. She had been
a tuol In her father's hands from birth;
she was one in her aunt's now. Spoiled
| from policy, neglected from want of
1 affection, left to the care of ignorant
servants, who flattered her for their
own ends and filled her head with
nonsense, what chance had the un
fortunate little heiress had?
j "Come along.” she said, holding out
| her hand to the silent child. *T see
my mother be< kuning to us from the
drawing room wind >w; let us run aud
call the others in for some tear’’
The White Mouse was one of the
most comfortable of homes, no dta
i renal.>n was ever heard there. The
very servants, who had been in Mrs.
Vnetruther'a service for years, seemed
to share the prevailing harmony of
contentment, and tuoh a pride In «*rt
I ing the family faithfully.
And Mollie could not but notice the
1 difference as. after « somewhat i|ulet
walh home «l ns th> c .untry road that
1 '■ (‘•rated the tw ■ houses b> about a
mils the ga'*s of t hnlfont had «i*a«e I
1 to hehlad I to at ant a morose hashing
I maid opsaed the hall door
No h«uvh could hs*s been h*t>p>
under Madam* Imh >la tyrannical rule
Mollie had write lie h» f gild t
i that, and al*>> another potat wamely
that both moth*, ant ► >w were to he
h*pt at arm* length that sh* was a
j 1 Rnrtti* and iouM net could nut
• '•’ad th* H
tal she had *alh«d hunt* ;a n |w*
ment of ludlguatlon because Utenrl.
after all tbo rebuffs she had given him,
had actually dared to call her “Mol
lee” before the Anstruthers and a few
vlstors who had come in, and assumed
airs of proprietorship as he marched
them borne.
So as Kate skipped off after the
sulky-looking maid, she turned abrupt
ly to the young man, who was loung
ing In the doorway furtively watching
her with a faint cynical smile in his
round black eyes, She was blit a
school girl, this young English moes,
tut she was adorably pretty, wrlth a
skin—ah, such lovely white skin—
what would not Celestlne or Lucie give
for It!
“Monsieur Dubois.” she said gently,
fixing her clear gray eyes upon his
dark (ace, "now my half-sister is gone
1 wish to speak to you—to remind you
(hat wo ate mere acquaintances, and
to such I am not 'Mollle,' but Miss
I.’Estrange. I am sorry you have
forced me to mention this. I hoped
that you understood it.”
Kor a moment they stood facing
each other, but her eyys never quailed
before his; she had spirit and courage,
this mere school girl, he recognized,
yet a very evil look caine into his face
for a second ere he replied:
"And why for not, mademoiselle;
you arc my mother’s ward, and that
long-legged Anstruther he calls you
what he please, doesn't he?”
"The Anstruthers are old family
friends,” she said hurriedly. “But it
is not a subject to argue, I simply
state my wishes, which I feel sure you
will respect.”
“Do not be too confident,” lie mut
tered between ills teeth. "It is pos
sible that I may resent being treated
worse than this other fellow—”
"You have uo right to resent any
thing, monsieur," she interrupted, with
a haughty gesture. “I am alone here,
liut I can appeal to Madame Dubois, as
I am in her care."
And she paused Irresolutely as his
mocking laugh fell upon her ear.
"Bah, mademoiselle, she lives but for
me!" he said, with veiled Insolence.
"I am master here.”
It was true Mollle’s heart was beat
ing uncomfortably fast; the prospect
looked gloomy; but she had plenty of
spirit, and Henri's whole manner was
so detestable that her pride came to
her aid and stilled her fears.
“If I am not treated with ordinary
politeness, and allowed to live In
peace, I shall complain to my trus
tees," »he retorted, with flashing eyes.
"Of no use at all," he returned, with
a sweeping bow. Then, coming clocer
and laying a small claw-like hand on
her arm: "See here, Mol-lee, you are
in my mother's power absolutely for
two years, and she has an awful tem
per when opposed. You had better bt
| friends with me. I, Henri Dubois, offer
i you my friendship.”
Mollle shrank from hla touch, from
the sound of his thin, false voice, with
unutterable loathing, realizing, poor
child! with terrible distinctness that,
like the man In the parable, she had
fallen among thieves; then a ho drew
back, throwing up her head with a
sfornful jerk, while her knees trembled
ho much that she leaned bark against
the door for support.
"You have again disregarded my
wishes, monsieur." And by a great
effort she spoke flrraly. "I have noth
ing more to say.” And she went dow n
the steps into the garden.
(To be Continued.)
Kcuiona of French I’reparrtlona.
Lord Salisbury is not wrong when
he alludes to the very unfavorable feel
ing toward England existing through
out the world, but to suppose that this
feeling can lead to anything mere un
less England herself provokes'it, espe
cially to believe that this pretended ex
plosion is to occur at any precise date,
such as November of the present year,
Is simply Idiotic and ridiculous. In
any case we ure sure of one thing, that
France at any rate is contemplating
nothing of the kind, and in the present
state of the world a coalition could
not he formed against England with
out France. It is true that for some
time past we have become accustomed
to contemplate the possibility of a rup
ture with England, and we have even
made definite preparations In conae
quence, but we have been compelled to
do this by circumstances that were not
of our seeking, which we have been
very reluctant to take into accouut.—
Paris Journal des Debuts
Tit* anstalnliag I »**r nf Ita liana
One of the most courageous marches
ever taken was that of t'ol Willem ks
to Kuuiasl. We hear that during the
march from Kumasi the whole party
j lived on bananaa On one occasion
they even waded shoulder high
through a river for two hourw. Doe*
anyone want a higher teat of endur
ance on a vegetable diet than thiaV
The Vegetarian
laynaM Reach IMgaity bkaaai*
that the dignity of the tiupretae
beach la sometimes burdensome la It
lost rated by a remath made by Justice
Brewer to a Washington official the
I juslii* was about to take his vat a
i turn, and he watd "I am glad I am
going to a rewort where I raw wear
! one gallua no collar, sad roll up my
I R«m4« l« %% a# *4
It re i*« ant th* Bahama m> p
| *04 »t ill the ffaaat road* l« tba world
th*r *f« made of coral, and are at
, smooth a* a dan- lag ff«or sad n*t«r
Hrt» Th# coral ia laawthal and
pr-taa-1 w th rw'taia It la pew*
| tkaiii aaltu
I'rotertofate I'laii %<ltu< utril Mould
V iolate Our Treaty Pledge, and Turn
the Itlaud. Over to the T*g*l A»«a»*
Senator Kuote Nelson opened the
Republican campaign at Alexandria,
Minn., September 1 with a masterly
speech on the Philippine question, de
livered In his usual concise and con
vincing manner. The town hall was
packed to the doors. Senator Nelson
held the attention of his audience and
at times the applause was deafening.
He was at his best.
The speech was entitled “The Phil
ippine Question In Its Various As
pects.” Senator Nelson opened with
this convincing statement:
That our country bad good ground
for declaring war against Spain and
that the war was a Just one, fairly
and humanely carried on to a moat
successful, honorable aud glorious Is
sue, is conceded by all. and Is not a
matter of controversy. The American
people, without regard to party, are
responsible for the war. The bill ap
propriating 150,01)0,000 for war prepa
ration and the resolution declaring
war were passed by a unanimous vote
nf both houses."
He then rapidly stated the events
which led to Dewey's victory and to
the advent of Aguinaldo on the isl
ands by the courtesy of Dewey.
Suspicion was iirst directed toward
Agtiinaldo by General Anderson when
on July 18, 1898, he notified the war
department: ”1 suspect also that
Aguinaldo is sec retly negotiating with
the Spanish authorities ns his con
fidential aide is In Manila ”
On the 24th of (he same month
Aguinaldo advised General Anderson
of the "undesirability of disembark
ing North American troops In places
conquered by the Filipinos without
previous notice to this government'
(meaning to himself).
Kt-vlou of r.tvolo »t Mnnlls.
Senator Nelson renewed the events
of June and July In a rabid manner
effectually disproving the time worn
and long disproved argument that
Dewey entered Into an alliance with
As early as June » Agulnaldo Is
known to have been In secret negotia
tion with Captain General Augustine,
the Spanish commandant at Manila.
His Idea was an alliance to drive the
Americans from the islands
On the 7th of January, 1H99. Agui
naldo wrote from Malolos to a friend
In Manila, among other things, as fol
"I beg you to leave witli your fam
ily and to come here to Malolos, but
not because I wish to frighten you. i
merely wish to warn you for your
satisfaction, although it Is not yet the
day or the week."
1 lie tprUInf .\k»IiiiI Our King.
Senator Nelson gave full details of
the barbarous orders from Theodore
Sandico for an uprising In Manila, to
be accompanied by the burning and
looting of the city and the murder of
all foreigners Ineluding Chinese. Con
cluding Senator Nelson said:
“I have thus aimed, in this brief
but authentic narrative of Agulnaldo
and his Insurrection, to show you the
Inception and nature of the Tagal re
bellion In Luzon, and the character
and purposes of Agulnaldo and his
military chiefs.
Agiilnn tin'* I.uet for Power.
“It Is evident that lust of power
and self-aggrandizement, rather than
the real freedom of the Filipinos, has
been the aim and purpose of Agui
naldo and his chiefs from the begin
ning till the present time.
“The insurrection which he and
they started in 189« they abandoned
for a price in December, 1897. When
war came on with Spain and Dewey
was about to start for Manila, they
saw an opening and easy way to start
another Insurrection. To Dewey they
professed a desire to aid him in ex
pelling the Spaniard* thpir heredi
tary tyrants and oppressors.
"Among themselves they planned,
through the aid of Dewey and his
forces, to enter l.uzou procure arms
and atari an insurrection, ostensibly
against Spain, but really tu hostility
to the 1'nlted States They i sine to
Luzon under false pretenses and with
base treacheiy in their hea'ts.
“They had no suoner landed and
gotten their insurrection afloat and
irmed their forces with weapons, fur
tiiahec! by Ib-wey. than they began to
open negotiations with the Spanish
I commander, for the purpose of com
binlng wi'h him to expel our force#
from Manila Failing to get this to
| operation, they laid «|.ge to Manila
for me purpose of cipturing and loot
I ing tl before the arrival of our fortes
When our troop# Dually lauded, they
received them In an unfriendly and
hue! tie spirit and eon tinned tu haras#
and annoy th*m tn various wav* tad
' alien Manila *m . aptured by our
! fur.,-# without their co operation .ml
! they >tn hot permitted to enter and
....t i> •. • . ... d " ....
and assumed a belligerent at III tr ie to
i They net* opened nego
I nation* with t)*n Mloe a* lltwlo, tu
the purpMee of wabittg common enuae
and combining him again*! our furve#.
an * through hta Son * they •», #in|
p»*ewi in of the city before the ar
‘ rival of vsr fwrvw
*»..*■ le mi ta
I Wh*a Manila aarrendared ml is# •
were no longer any Spaniards to fight,
they renewed their siege against the
city and our forces with increased vi
gor. They planned to burn, sack and
loot the city, and to strike down and
slaughter every living human being in
it. except their own people; and two
brutal, though abortive, attempts were
i made to carry out the barbarous and
demoniac plan.
If we study the records and proceed
ings of their so-called government, it
is apparent that it is nothing but a
pure dictatorship—a mere military
oligarchy of Agulnaldo and his chiefs
tall Chinese Mestizos)—with no basis
of choice or consent among the masses.
It exists end Is tolerated, such as It
is, through fear and ignorance. Ig
norance of the Americans, their char
acter and system of government; and
fear of Agulnaldo. his junta and armed
followers, la it not plain to any un
biased mind, after studying tne record
of Aguinaido and his juntH ever since
the insurrection of 1890, that it is as
much our moral duty to relieve the
Filipino people from the incubus and
tyranny of this military oligarchy as
of Spanish rule'.’ It would be a greater
misfortune and greater calamity to
hand the Filipino people over to the
mercies of such a government than to
have left them in the hands of the
Spaniards, is It not our moral as
well as our legal duty to suppress, first
of all, this insurrection, started under
such false pretenses, with such treach
ery and under such auspices and lead
ership as this Tugal rebellion in Lu
Ilry*n ln<Jor«*'<l A<l in I Hint rut Ion.
We acquired the Islands fairly by
conquest, ratified and confirmed by a
treaty, which had the indorsement of
Mr. Uryan. He was at Washington on
the eve of its ratification and urged his
party to Join in ratifying the treaty.
The insurrection of 1898 would never
have had an Inception nor flourished
but for the fact that our flag was In
the islands, and permitted Aguinaldo
and his chiefs to land.
Coining Into (he islands under our
flag, our protection, and our assist
ance, as they did, Agulnaldo and Ms
chiefs had no more legal or moral
right to set up a claim or title hostile
to the United States than a tenant,
coming Into possession hy the permis
sion of his landlord, has the right to
question or set up a hostile title to the
latter. We acquired, hy conquest and
treaty, as complete a title to the Phil
ippine Islands as to Porto Rico, and we
have taken no more steps to obtain
the consent of the Porto Ricans than
of the Filipinos. The government we
have established for the Porto Ricans
is a government we have given them,
and not a government they have given
Merely it Thru! Affair.
According to the most conservative
| data, the Philippine group embrace an
area of about 120,000 square miles and
: a population of 7.000,000. Luzon has a
1 little more than one-third of this area
! and a little less than one-half of thU
population. There are three different
| races and over eighty different tribes.
| of various degrees of civilization, In
the group. Most of the people belong
to the Malayan race; less than one-half
million belong to the other two races.
The principal tribe is the Vlsayas, oc
cupying the Vlsaya group of Islands,
situate between Luzon on the north
and Mindanao on the south. The Vls
ayas occupy an area of 28,000 square
miles, number about 2,600,000 and are
as civilized and Intelligent as the Ta
gals. The next tribe. In numbers. Is
the Tagals, who occupy .Luzon, and
number 1,664,000—about one-half of
the population of this island.
Tho insurrection is a Tagal insur
rection, and the insurrectionary gov
ernment is a Tagal government. The
other tribes anti the people of the other
Islands liar] no voice and were not rep
resented in the formation or manage
ment of this.government. The Tagal
government of Agulnaldo In Luzon
originated in and rests wholly upon
military force, and has not. even In
Luzon, to say nothing about the many
other important islands, come into ex
istence or continued by the free choice
| or voluntary consent of the people
sought to be governed. Its scope and
authority is limited to the territory oc
cupied by its armed bands and detach
ments in Luzon. The consent of the
i governed is neither asked, sought nor
1 expected. The great masR of the peo
ple are as helpless and where within
| reach of the Tagal government under
as ablest subjugation under Agulnal
I do a military oligarchy us they ever
were under the Spuulaid* in the years
t nut ate past.
Hrvmi Iftmilil Vlnul Utwn Old 4i|orv.
It is to such an lusurret tlou and to
such a government that our adversa
ries would have us lay down our arms
utul sut rentier our control and author
ity. It Is this Insurrection . ami this
government that we should have en
t cotiragtd and set up a* a permanent
establishment and have made our
selves the protectors of It la to thta
government of Agmualdo's that we
should Mi* title and authority
we acoutrsd from attain
When we ratified the treaty we
■hotiId have given assurance of all
this and then all would have been
well |t la because we have failed lo
do all this and because we are sup
pressing the inmrreetloa bringing or
der out of chaos and attempting to
give the h'tliplaos a Just safe and lib
eral government superior to any
they Law ever had or possibly .wold
a. uoira tbtooah Agmnaldu and bt«
. htefs i hal we are gotlty of iittperl
> slisin an*l guilty of threatening Ho
liberties of nur owa people by an la
1 creased standing a*m*
tnisss iwrsrnassi
lit f |T Id ONLY ON HIS turn
< |SM* THU MM htOA.' It' IStriY
tN|l tOtMt Ml IWfsmtl.
In his Philippine program he would,
first, establish a stable form of gov
ernment. That is exactly what the
Republican party aims to do. But
this implies that there is no such gov
ernment there now, not. even Agul
naldo's government. What Mr. Bryan
admits by implication we assert
as a positive fact, and we further as
sert that the first step In the establish
ment of a stable form of government
Is to suppress the existing insurrec
tion and insurrectionary government,
and that a stable form of government
can not well |>c established before
this is done.
IMr*r«*nf In Cm* of Culm*
Even this Mr. Ilryan admits by
implication, for he says we should do
as we have done in Cuba. And what
have we done there? When our forces
went to Cuba there was a Cuban re
public and a Cuban army. There was
no Filipino government nor Filipino
| army when Dewey entered Manila bay,
in Cuba, through our efforts, and aid
ed by the good sense of Gomez and his
i chiefs, the Cuban republic has been
permitted to expire and the Cuban
army has long ago been disbanded,
and by the aid and co-operation of the
Cubans we are engaged in the effort
of establishing de novo a stable gov
ernment there. Had Agulnaldo and
his chiefs followed the example of
Gomez and It is chiefs we should beforo
j tills have been long on the way to
wards establishing a stable govern
ment In the Philippines. Under the
circumstances we have not. as Mr.
Bryan contends, been dilatory In es
I tablishing such a government. In
: i846 our armed forces took possession
of California, and continued to hold it
pending the Mexican war, the ratifica
tion of the treaty of peace, and until
It became a state In 1850. California
j never had a territorial form of gov
ernment, hut remained under the com
trol of the amy from 1816 until It be
j came a state. There was no Insurrec
i tlon In Callfornla.and yet,for upwards
of two years after the treaty of peace.
It was governed through the military
department of the government, and
this was held by our supreme court
to be a valid and constitutional gov
ernment, nor were we accused of lin
ing dilatory in giving California a
state government. Rut It is asserted
that the Filipinos are entitled to abso
lute Independence, and that we have
no right to govern them without their
Our Put; » Sacreil One.
If this Is true, what, light have we
to Imposes any form of government
upon them?
They may Insist that they have the
right to establish just such a form of
government as they see fit and that
It Is not our business to establish uny
form for them. What then? Arc we
to abandon the scheme or are we to
watch, wait and pray for their con
sent, or are we to go on regardless of
it. And in case we do go on to estab
lish a stable government without their
consent, and they see fit to resist and
to go into an Insurrection—as they
| are now doing—against our present
I efforts to establish a stable govern
] meat, and we resort to arms to repress
such resistance and insurrection—as
they are now doing—against our pres
ent efforts to establish a stable gov
eminent, and we resort to arms to
repress such resistance and Insurrec
tion and Insist upon establishing a
! stable government at the point of the
; bayonet, will not this bring us back
j into the slough of imperialism with
the ghost of a standing army in the
background? There is only one sure
escape from such a gloomy outcome.
It Is to leave It to the Filipinos to say
what constitutes a stable form of gov
ernment. Hut If we do that there Is
really no occasion for our giving any
consideration at ail to their form
of government. There is no need of
giving them any form of government
at all. That should be left wholly to
j themselves.
A« t •* m rrotectorm*.
Having given the Fll'pinos a stable
j form of government, Mr. Bryan would
give them their absolute independence
and then protect them from the inter
ference of other nations. If It is our
duty to establish a stable form of gov
ernment. It follows that It la our
duty to see that such a form of gov
ernment Is maintained, for without
It, we cannot afford them adequate
protection against other nations. if
we assume a protectorate over the
islands, foreign governments would
i expect and require, and would have a
right to expect and require that we
maintain a stable government there
government that would protect the
life, property and commerce of for
clguers to the same extent as among
i the civilised nation* of the world
Wit hunt such a government we
would. before the world, have no wore
right to say in foreign nation*, ywu
must keep out of the Philippines,
than we have to *ay to foreign n*
lion* at thl* lime, that you must kw»p
out of China
the ■’Miwlwtli N«ab*(
If we were to aesume a protectorate
1 over Chine It eonld b# our duly lu eev
the) China accorded ample protection
iu ike live* property end buelpee* <1
foreigner*. tad recent event* hev*
j > lemon at re ted what * teak tkia would
he Xi..I the |’lll|»(HM I* all Ikett
entirety, with their ever* then eighty
) different trttaee and tbetr varied end
I inferior degrees of clvtliaettoa are far
tea* tiled for *elf •evernmenl then
the t hin*** who have meiaiglae4 »t
hltcioi gn.emmegi for «eat«m>