Report Volume 26-28

Report Volume 26-28

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...to get out, for no one wishes to invest money in the proposition if it is going to be turned over to the Filipinos. I heartily agree with Bishop Brent's views in that regard. We must insure stability if we expect to interest capital, and it will take capital to develop the Philippines. The sugar industry is impossible to help unless there is a large capital invested, for it is a business that cannot be done by an individual of small means. Whether the Philippines will ever be the home of the white man is a question. The Island of Mindanao now offers the best place in my judgment; it is by far the most productive island, taken as a whole, there is less waste land; I think there are a great many settlements where Americans could make good progress, but they have, also, a turbulent population of Moros, who, while they are good workers and fighters, do not appreciate our civilization. Yet army men tell us the word of the Mohammedan Moro is better than the Filipino Christian. That is a sad commentary on our civilization; but as an army officer, who went out with me from.olo, said " a people who will fight and work the soil are a great people." In that turbulent island of o1o a larger area by 100 per cent. had been cultivated in 1907 than ever before because, after the severe battle at Mt. Daho, we practically put an end to the depredations of mountain tribes, who previously had descended upon the coast villages each year and taken away all that the inhabitants had raised. It seems strange, but true, that in the Philippines as elsewhere, the mountain people are able to overcome those of the coast, and it is particularly true in every part of the Philippines which I visited. They fear those from the mountains, but owing very...show more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 463g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236873882
  • 9781236873880