The Public Volume 5

The Public Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...come back. What can the children of such fathers grow up to be but Intense haters of all Americans and things American? This state of affairs is a disgrace to white civilization, if our present state of development as exemplified in these lands is "civilized." As women in general are not a cold reasoning class, nor deterred by the bad chance that befalls one of their number, this evil of "jaw4bone" marriage, as it is not inaptly called, will tend to grow as the country becomes more settled and peaceful. To concentrate the soldiers in large stations might better conditions' in this respect; and would certainly lessen the bad feelings engendered when soldiers and natives come in contact. For sometimes there is no reason whatever in the actions of those enlisted men who feel they belong to the superior race. Let me give an example. On a dark night some pupils of mine, young men, and I were going to our houses after school. We met three soldiers in the street, who were partly intoxicated. One of them, thinking he had to deal only with. Filipinos, declared he was going to kick the lamp out. I came forward a little and asked him why, but he could give no answer whatever. All he had against the young man was that he was a Filipino. This is but one example; I could give you a dozen of such trifling things. The. result of the sum total is that the natives hate the whites, or at least the military portion. Besides, the army officers are distinguished by a lack of reason in their dealings with the people. And this will not abate, for the army upper class seem to think that the state is made for them. A friend of mine, a captain and post commander whom the nativeshonor and respect, summed the whole thing up tersely by saydng: "Ail we...show more

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  • Paperback | 958 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 48mm | 1,674g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236504399
  • 9781236504395