The Public Volume 210-261

The Public Volume 210-261

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...because the latter prefers a brown man's government. Xowi peace and apparent contentment rule in these islands. But how long will this condition last? If the natives accept the yoke, are they worth having? They cannot partake of our government as equals. Do we want them as subjects always? To say that they are unfit for our kind of social regulation does not mean they are unfit for all kinds of self-regulation, and perhaps the one they should adopt for themselves would be better than anything we can give them. In any case, their social regulation cannot be self-government if we give it to them cut and dried. We made a mistake in the beginning. How can we correct it? is now the question. The work of the civil commission is honorable, but while our army of occupation is present there is bound to be some friction between the civil and military authorities, and between the natives and the enlisted men. And there is another evil growing up now that should have public attention drawn to it at home. This evil is the natural outcome of placing men in an. unsuitable environment. I mean the relations of white, men here with native girls. The Filipino women in general are very chaste and constant. But soldiers and ex-soldiers sometimes prevail on them to accept a common law marriage, a matter not in contradiction to the girls' chastity if you will only remember that such marriage of common consent prevailed among the poorer classes of Filipinos becaxise of the high fees charged by the friars, in the days of their power. Now those soldiers or civilians, meotionedabove, after a fewyearsof mar ried life return to the States and desert their wives. Personally I know of three cases in three diffejent pueblos; one at..., one at... and one at...;all the...
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236909666
  • 9781236909664