The Outlook for the Philippines

Century Company, 1922 - 411 páginas
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Página 314 - We regard ourselves as trustees acting not for the advantage of the United States but for the benefit of the people of the Philippine Islands. “Every step we take will be taken with a view to the ultimate independence of the islands and as a preparation for that independence.
Página 116 - Whereas it was never the intention of the people of the United States in the incipiency of the war with Spain to make it a war of conquest or for territorial aggrandizement...
Página 93 - NOT a day passes over the earth but men and women of no note do great deeds, speak great words, and suffer noble sorrows.
Página 116 - Whereas, it is, as it has always been, the purpose of the people of the United States to withdraw their sovereignty over the Philippine Islands and to recognize their independence as soon as a stable government can be established therein...
Página 116 - Whereas for the speedy accomplishment of such purpose it is desirable to place in the hands of the people of the Philippines as large a control of their domestic affairs as can be given them without, in the meantime, impairing the exercise of the rights of sovereignty by the people of the United States...
Página 63 - Conditions here and in Cuba are practically alike. War exists, battles are of almost daily occurrence, ambulances bring in many wounded, and hospitals are full. Prisoners are brought here and shot without trial, and Manila is under martial law.
Página 37 - The famous French explorer of the Pacific, La Perouse, who was in Manila in 1787, wrote: "Three million people inhabit these different islands and that of Luzon contains nearly a third of them. These people seemed to me no way inferior to those of Europe; they cultivate the soil with intelligence, they are carpenters, cabinet-makers, smiths, jewelers, weavers, masons, etc. I have gone through their villages and I have found them kind, hospitable, affable...
Página 357 - These reforms would have provided protection to the people against the organized oppression and rapacity of the religious fraternities, would have secured improved civil and criminal procedure in courts, and have guaranteed, in many ways, improvements in the fiscal and social conditions of the people. The repudiation by the Spanish government of these conditions, made by Gen.
Página 110 - My dreams, when life first opened to me, My dreams, when the hopes of youth beat high. Were to see thy lov'd face, O gem of the Orient sea. From gloom and grief, from care and sorrow free; No blush on thy brow, no tear in thine eye.
Página 110 - Farewell, dear Fatherland, clime of the sun caress'd, Pearl of the Orient seas, our Eden lost! Gladly now I go to give thee this faded life's best, And were it brighter, fresher, or more blest, Still would I give it thee, nor count the cost...

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