The New Practical Reference Library Volume 4

The New Practical Reference Library Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...year a census was taken. Following Taft the governors-general in order were Gen. Luke E. Wright, H. C. Ide, and Gen. James T. Smith. During the administration of Gen. Smith, the first Philippine Assembly was Phillips opened on July 30, 1907. Under W. Cameron Forbes, governor from 1909 to 1913, great progress was made, especially in the matters of health and education. For the remarkable advances made in the improvement of health conditions and in the elimination of small-pox and other epidemic diseases, the chief credit must go to Dr. Victor G. Heiser, the director' of health. In 1913 Francis Burton Harrison was appointed governor-general by President Wilson. The administration, in the words of the president, is pledged to secure "the ultimate independence of the islands." The first step towards this end was the appointment of a majority of natives as members of the Philippine Commission. It was also announced as the government policy to appoint native Filipinos to most offices previously held by Americans. These changes are being gradually effected and unless the present policy is reversed it seems that the Philippine Islands will be independent not later than 1921. Philistines, fil l1'.s'tinz, the name of a Semitic people or race who inhabited the southern part of the lowlands of Palestine, from the coast near Joppa to the Egyptian desert south of Gaza. Their five chief cities formed a kind of confederacy under five lords, or chiefs. They are frequently mentioned in the Bible as the enemies of the Hebrews. Phillips, Wi:1n1-: LL (1811-1884), an American orator and reformer, born at Boston, Mass., the son of the first mayor of the city. He graduated at Harvard in 1831, studied law there and was admitted to the bar in...show more

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  • Paperback | 456 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 807g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236963601
  • 9781236963604