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OF LAW PRACTISE,
Spanish Law and Spanish Art of Manila
Continuing his series of articles on
Transition Periods," Volcano Mar
shall writes as follows In tho Manila
American of February 2d:
Do you know which or course jou
do not that the more I familiarize and
fraternallzo with the procedures adopt
ed by tho Civil Commission the great
er becomes my admiration of the
work performed by It? ,
I know that tho captious assert In
the market place that the Commission
has enfolded Itself In tho Spanish Hag
and that Its members arc rapidly for
getting the parts or English speech in
tho acquirement of a knowledge of tho
Jargon so universally prevalent In this
land. In my Judgment such cnvll Is
to be deprecated It Is pernicious; It
Is harmful, retarding, as it docs, paclB
cation and conciliation.
In speaking as t have I am actuated
by the sternest Justice Tho proced
ures substantiate and corroborate what
1 acclaim. Ono incident serves as an
Illustration. Tuesday I received a let
heart trouble. That girl becamo mlr
rorcd on his mind. Ho pursued her
not as the villain In tho play, but with
laudablo and honorable Intentions.
They becamo acquainted. Tho ac
quaintanceship advanced, for they ox
changed beetle nut whether at tho
cockpit or at church services this his
torlan Is unable to say, neither is It
of moment. The maiden with the
wealth ot embrowned shoulders' expo
sure, and tho young man with tho
two game cocks became enmeshed In
bonds of love. They were married and
started housekeeping in an unfurnish
ed room with rlco nnd fish attachment.
Now the maiden, unlike 'I tipsy, had
a father. Ho was not consulted nliotit
the marriage, his dignity wns offend
cd It Is strange how some people In
this lire maintain dignity when they
cannot maintain anything else. Tho
father went to a Filipino who wns ac
quainted with the Iniquities of thu so
called Spanish law Tho father did
not want Justice, he wanted reenge
ho overlooked, I wilt mention the
Commission can gtvo lucratlvo cm
ploymcnt to three Insurrcctos, thus
perceptibly hastening the time when
15,000 soldiers shall maintain peace In
I am very glad in the Interest of a
vfrlcnd that I visited the palace 'the
'nna-i ftirt la nnt Iwtitttt I f ill In tha nilnnm
ail nnu id nuv uumiiitui lis viic vakvviil
of art Is without n soul. Pardon my
blues I possess a soul. Inasmuch as I
appreciate art Thcro is much art at
tho Palace. It Is conspicuously dls
plajed everywhere. What lingers In
my mind aro two Immense canvases
They hang on the wall near tho en
trances to two of tho Commissioners
offices. They nre plainly In view ol
an army ot clerks and attaches
One of them depicts a robed friar
t presume it Is n friar. In his hands he
clutches a flint lock musket On tho
ground In proximity Is a hunch of
something which may be accoutre
ments. Uack of tho friar aro two
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jcrs In the United States; a gentleman
ot International reputation, an ex
member of Congress; an adocato who
has frequently expounded law beforo
tho United States Supremo Court In
cases where vast monetary Interests
and Intricate legal questions were In
volved; n gentleman of Independent
fortune. In tho letter he requested
that I write him alt the truth that I
could ascertain about law) era and law
business In Manila.
In quest of the troth I called on tho
Solicitor General at tho Palace, which
of course Is in Juxtaposition to a cathe
dral and a monument I asked the of-
fllclal what qualifications were neccs
sary for an American lawer, one pos
scsslng a thorough Know ledge of con
stitutional governments, to practice
before that augUBt bod), tho Supreme
Court ot tue 1'hlllpplnes. Ho called
my attention to chapter 2. section 15.
of the regulations adopted by tho Com
mission, which. I suppose, nre dignified
by Borne by tile name of "laws." These
regulations delegate to the Supremo
Court power to examine and pass upon
tho qualifications ot all American law
yers, but explicitly provide that law
yers who hae practiced In Spain or
other Spanish speaking countries shall
not bo subjected to an examination
But wait n moment The Supremo
Court so I nm Informed Is composed
of four Americans and three Filipinos
These Justices for I suppose they
may be termed such without commit
ting an Infraction of the law of libel,
hnvo what Is called an Examining
Hoard. It Is a t Ins-out board It Is
composed. marU jou, of two I'itlplnos
and ono American.
Now, then, before an American law
yer, no matter how great his attain
ments nnd learning In tho law stay be,
ran practice beforo that august tribu
nal tho Supreme Court of the Philip
pines, which Includes In membership
three aborigines he must be tried out
by this board, which Includes a ma
jority membership of aborigines. And
what is tho purport or this trlngout
process? Ostensibly It Is to ascertanl
If tho candidate bo familiar with so-
called Spanish Ian. There are many
who aro so nicked that they cmphatl
cally declare It Is solely for tho pur
pose ot debarring American attorneys
from practicing In the courts ot tho
archipelago. I am not one of these;
and If I am I'm a soused cat In n man
go forest when the bells of tho Walled
City aro proclaiming tho midnight
What Is Spanish Ian ?
It Is tho law of an absolute monar
chy. It Is tho assailant and enem) of
Spanish law proclaims tho divinity
of tho king It subjugutcs tho masses.
It makes an entangling alliance be
tween church and State It makes of
Ignorance nnd superstition a super
structure upon which class raises Its
Imperious head It Is the foe ot Jus
tice and the weapon of villainy. It is
a playtmng ot Intrigue and conspiracy.
It Ib the bolo oi spoliation and rob
bery. It destro)s Individual enterprise
thwarts Intellectual advancement and
dethrones reason. It Is tho bandit
which wayla)s progress.
Now I don't wish to appear obtru-J
slve, and I trust that I am not, hut I
crave Indulgence In asking ono qucs
tion. Why should an American law
yer bo compelled to tako this examina
Tho high regard which I have ex
pressed for tho Commission and the
warm encomium I havo paid Its hercu
lean work, makes obligatory my an
swerlng my own question, Tho so call
cd Spanish law, with nil of Its culpa
blllty, which I have enumerated, has
been continued In force by tho Civil
Now friends don't embarrass mo by
nBking why tho so called Spanish law
nnd Its enormities were continued In
force nftor American occupation and
by men born under tho folds of tho
Stars and Sttlpcs and reared and edu
catcd In the gieatest and best democ
racy In tho world, for If you do, I shall
be compelled to answer: "Damned It
I know," and If I don't I'm a box of
mustard sardines being sold tor ono
dollar and fifty cents Mex.
The approached Filipino found, on
consulting tho statutes, that a )oung
woman who married without her fath
er's consent could be thrown Into prls
on, n)o, more, that not only she but
her husbnnd could bo Incarcerated
The case was heard by an American
I should like to havo horn that
American Judge I would have dls
missed the case If I had lost my Job;
and If I wouldn't I'm a blind beggar
Imploring on church step tho gift ot n
candle to see ray way.
This Is a true story. It has been
told in the columns of tho press far
more effectively than 1 havo narrated
It. Hut It Impressed me. as being so
outrageously Indecent that I have re
You havo a plaza called Plaza do
Cervantes. I know of but one Cer
Nantes in Spanish history, the author
of that great work Don Quixote, n
work which pricked the bubble of
knight crranty In Spain In the dawning
of tho seventeenth century, a work
that will livo when the cathedrals of
Manila, massive In masonry, nro crum
hied in dust, a work that will gather
lustre as long as "literature survives
and till man returns to snvagrry Don
Quixote of Mancha, his lady Dulclnen
de Tobosa Sancho, Pancn his squire,
and Ilozlnante, the Dun's courser'
Who hns not read w Ith Joyful pleasure
their thrilling exploits? The charge
Inudlt) ono In n ciouchmg position
with a murderous attesting KMie in
his hand, the other Ib emerging from
green paint, which I presume is Intend
cd to represent shrubbery. Almost
touching the frlnr and the Indians arc
the distinct outlines of a canoe
I take It that It Isn't contemplated
by tho Indians nor by the nrtlst that
they shall dispatch the friar, but that
I the threo are looking for some np
proarhlng toe, that the trlar shall
open i no engagement nnd the Indians
execute a flank movement, turning the
lenemy's left, causing great slaughter
and rout Posslbl) they may be wnlt
lng an opportunity to engage Dewey s
fleet. 1 cannot tell.
The second rnnvns dlspla)s great
orlglnnlity In conception. It Is a sort
of a mnrlno carnage picture The ar
tint hasn't, In my Judgment cnught tho
spirit of the sen, hut he has corralcd
the carnago part with gieat fidelity to
detail In tho foreground aro Innumer
able Inanimate objects which look like
dead buccaneers and Chinamen In
ti.e hazi distance is something that
vaguely resembles ships I surmlso
that the ships' guns have done tlielr
deadly work Still there Is nothing in
tho nppenranco of the dead men to
indicate that they have been perfornt
cd by shot and shell
The ho canvases should he seen to
be properly appi eclated
I am Informed that there has been
nnd Is now much sickness nmong the
on tho windmill, wherein Don Quixote Inmates of tho Palace I do not nttrlb
says "Although )o should havo moio ute this sickness to the performance-
arms than the giant Ilrlarcus )e shu (of arduous duties, faithful as It no
pay Tor It'" Tho tales at tho Inn In ilouni lias ncen nor is u uue to inuuy
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Judgment, Is tho greatest story ever,
Where was Don Quixote written? In
Jail. Cervantes wns a victim of Span
ish law, being incarcerated for heresy.
I sometimes think that there are n
few Americans In official life in this
archipelago engaged, like Don Quixote,
In charging windmills; nnd If I don't,
I'm a Cavlte milkshake of unknown
parentage and ngc.
iiki from those diabolical pictures
It made mo Infernally sick to look nt
In the Intel est of nrt and health they
hl'ould be taken dawn or turned to
wnrd the wall.
L"i us for a few minutes discuss
nubile Improvements. History may
'cluster about the walls of the Walled
City. I am not rcrtaln about this Hut
I there Is ono thing I am positive about
dlscnsc hangs Its mantle on those
wnlls If there Is a greater breeder of
fever and Infection within the munici
pality of Manila than tho moat which
skirts the walls of the Walled City, I
will ent in v leg in the presence of the
In tho plan of pacification and cnncll
latlon now going on so extensively In
this nrchlpclago I think tho expend!
Hire of n largo and overwhelming lot
ui mi nci nit-Li limn-in iuiiiu uv cull- - .-, ... .- ,-.....-.
nAnll., nhi(..lnln nn.1 I.I..1.I.. I.r.nn. I ITllllt it lllln lit till llPkt flf'Rtll
clal In lasting results After tills ex about tlmo that tho seventeenth cen-
pendlturo should como American law tury paid tilhulo to tho twentieth con
nnd no other The American people tury In Manila? What better exaction
want no law of revenge, but of Justice, 'ran be demanded by tho present from
Let these dlvlno words be Inscribed .""o past than the demolition of thoso
on tho portal of every court house, 'walls? Let the debris from the razing
chapel, church and cathedral In this ho utilized In filling up that foul moat,
archipelago "Justltao Dedlcnto " Not only tint pulmc health demands
the demollshment but traffic ob well
In tho Intetest of paclfUatlon nnd I Is there a pedostrlnn In this town ot
concllatlon. I hope that I shall not bo 300.000 population who has not been
consldcredjiiresumptuous If I kindly run over by some careless and reck
mako a suggestion In this public man-' less driver nt tho Parian gate? I have
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Perhaps of my many readers one
may bo found who may question tho
mildness In which I have arraigned tho
so called Spanish law. If thcro be
such let him consult history. On sec
ond thought his labor will be unnoccsv
sary let him consult too dally press
of this town.
Let mo iccall a story. It Is tho
samo themo as old If not older than
Adam, as now Jf not new or than
American plumbing In Manila,
Once upon n time not bo remote ns
to bo forgotten Amei lenns, In a hu
mane cause, invaded a faraway coun
try and established a sort ot mongrel-
fled government It was neither ono
thing or tho otner. hut of tho two It
was largely tho other In that far
away land dwelt a maiden, 18 )oars of
age. Sho was coy and not overly at
tractive, although sho at all times ro
vealed a wealth of embrowned shoul
ders, which was customaty among
maidens in that faraway land. A
young man of somo property for ho
owned two gamecocks snw tne maid
en and was Immediately affected with
Civil Commission I hato to be con
sldcred In tho smallest things forward
and especially in making suggestions.
Tho Commission has furnished mo a
precedent for tho suggestion I am
about to make. It Is found In tho fact
that a commission ot two Filipinos
and ono American passes on the quail
flcatlons of American practitioners ap
pi) lng for admission to tho Manila bar.
My suggestion Is this. Let tho Com
missloners puss an net for a Commls
slon of three members, tho Commls
cion to be known as tho Press Commls
Blon No candidate shall bo eligible to
In a member of this commission un
It ps he is of Filipino extraction and an
expert bolomnn Tho duties of tho
Commission shall be to pass on the.
qualifications of all Anglo Saxon news
la pel men who havo not been attach
ed to Spanish speaking paperB In
Spain or other Spanish countries, can
dldates seeking newspaper work In tho
Philippines to he examined In a coll
It- tho wall surrounding Manila prop
er lho examination to ho most rigor
ous in character, conforming to re-
quimments rnndo by tho threo bolomen
Any unsuccessful candidate who may
make Ills escape from tho cell alive,
In the Interest ot pacification and con
ciliation, shall bo deported.
The salient advantages of such a
commission aro apparent to the veriest
dullard Hut thcro Is one, lest It might
onee by a native driver of a victoria
wearing a Illatm- campaign hat with
a red and yellow cockade The coach
man was shoeless and smoked a cigar
ette Ttnfflc nt this gato Is nearly al-
Let us nil blow tho rams horns nnd
let the wnlls, like those ot Jericho,
come down. It Is certainly a most
Manila, Februnry 1, 1902
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