United States Colonies and Dependencies, Illustrated; The Travels and Investigations of a Chicago Publisher in the Colonial Possessions and Dependencies of the United States, with 600 Photographs of Interesting People and Scenes

United States Colonies and Dependencies, Illustrated; The Travels and Investigations of a Chicago Publisher in the Colonial Possessions and Dependencies of the United States, with 600 Photographs of Interesting People and Scenes

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...seemed an altogether new-fangled prison. "School? Yes. They attend class an hour each day and the teachers are prisoners. They teach in English. We have men and women from eighteen different tribes here and they can't talk to one another unless they use English. In the shops we use English altogether." As we went from shop to shop, I saw that this was "Spotless Town" and the men looked as clean as their surroundings. "When a man enters he is placed in the lowest convict class," said my guide. "In six months he moves to second BILIBID PRISONERS MAKING HEMP ROPE, MANILA. grade if he has 80 per cent of marks to his credit. Six months more, and 90 per cent will push him into the first class, with special privileges. Over 90 per cent of all the prisoners are in the first class. First and second class men wear blue. Only the backsliders wear stripes." We went into the rooms where the product of the prison is on sale. There were silver articles made from old Spanish and Filipino coins; baskets, tables and chairs woven from sea-grass, bamboo and rattan. The chairs were especially attractive. "We send the big one known as the 'Bilibid chair' all over the world. It's the best known article we make. Sixty dollars gold for an office desk," pointing to one in the beautiful Philippine hardwood, "and we can't supply the demand. Carriages and wagons? Yes, we make all kinds. Any poor farmer can have a pair of wheels, paying for them by working on the roads. We're trying to save the roads." Canes and swagger sticks are listed in the sales catalogue, and they make special swagger sticks, which are very British, "dontcher know," for the United States Marine Corps, the Order of Carabao, etc....show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236581210
  • 9781236581211