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OCTOBER 28, 1904
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getting the very dregs of our people.'
"He aiso said: 'The situation -In the
Philippines today is so terrible that
it passes the comprehension of the
people at home. Agriculturally, the
country is for the time ruined. Land
is going out of cultivation, the popula
tion is ill-fed and in some places un
able to get work. The country is over
burdened with taxation, disease is
prevalent, the farm animals dead, the
towns in many places in ruins, whoio
districts in the hands of ladrones. the
price of products poor and unrenrm
erative; Public opinion has no i'r, o
expression, newspapers are bought up
or are browbeaten into silence, men of
influence who criticize the commis
sion are ostracised, the plays produced
in the theaters are censored, there is
not an organ of expression, of the
popular voice ,that is not controlled.
In private life men are. subject to
complete, far-reaching, thorough sys
tem of espionage. Detectives appear
in' the guise of sorvants and the oath
of a single one is enough to destroy a
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man's reputation, property, liberty, or
oven lire itself
"I ask of tho republican party
whether if tho administration of the
United states should bo continued in
its hands, it proposes to undertake to
apply any remedy. Will it enact for
tho Philippines proper statues reg
ulating their affairs with some view
to their interest? Will it give their
perishing shipping relief? Will it give
them tariff regulations under which
they can exist?
"Wo hold tho Philippine islands.
Have we taken proper steps to fulfill
tho obligations therein assumed? Are
the Philippine islands today a sell
supporting community? Are not their
efforts toward acquiring such position
embarrassed at every turn by the
legislation we have forced upon them?
Had we left them to their own de
vices they might have dealt with for
eign nations. Had wo brought thom
within the United States of America
they might have dealt with us. To
day they can do neither.
"Where are the Philippine markets?
Where the development of their
natural resources? Why snould not
those islands, asserted by all and con
ceded by all to have groat, natural
resources, be self-supporting? I warn
me republican party that it is not an
unheard-of proposition that an op
pressed I use the term advisedly an
oppressed people should be restive.
"The true questions which have con
cerned our relations with the Philip
pine islands from the moment of our
taking them and which remain today
utterly untouched for any good to the
islands themselves, and the questions
which will regulate their future in
other words, the real basis on which
tho Philippine islands Interest us po
liticallyare: The Philippine tariff,
Philippine taxation and encourage
ment to their shipping interests. Thtse
matters regulated to the advantage of
tnese islands, Philippine independence
will appear on the immediate horizon.
Continue as we are doing to oppress
these people and one of the most vexed
questions that this nation has over
been called upon to deal -vlth will
confront us Interminably.
"But aside from the duty we owe
the Philippines in preparation for the
enjoyment of the blessed privileges
we possess we should guard carefully
against the danger to ourselves of an
imperialistic policy. History tea-hes
that from republicanism to Imperial
ism the movement Is gradual and un
percelved of the people. Its ominous
progress when discovered leaves open
but two courses, submission or resort
"That our people may never be com
pelled to choose between these fearful
alternatives should be our prayer. But
we should work as well as pray.
"And our work should be to guard
the foundation on which our govern
ment rests. Its basis Is that of de
clared ideas ideas that are stronger
than battleships and armies Ideas
which for more than a oenturv hnve
stimulated our deve'opment and which
have given promise that our "world
mission' shall be not to seize the ter
ritory of distant pcodIps aid rule them
with a scepter or Iron, but to estab
lish truth, honor, justice and peace
among the nations.
"We must choose whether within
our borders the basis of povornment
shall continue to be this idealism or
a materialism which Is the s'irer Pp
ourcr of dissolution, for no nation can
endure upon a bas?s of materlal'fm.
however splendid. Prudence requires
that choice be made in time. The time
tison, president of tho Union Central
Lite insurance company, and the ilrst
member of tho class to bo elected to
congress; Benator Paracr, three tlinca
nominated for governor of Ohio and
twice elected; Senator Fairhanns, now
the candidate for vlco nrcsidcnt:
Jcorgo Atkinson, formerly governor of
West Virginia; Bishop Hoss of tho
.vietnouist Episcopal church, b'outu;
it. M. Nevln, representative from cho
Jnyton district in Ohio, and D. K.
Watson, twice attornoy goneral of
Ohio, ouco representative from tho Co
iiimbus district and now on tho com
mission for the revision of tho lawn
of tho United States. Fourteen otner
members havo been upon tho bench in
Ohio and other states. Washington
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