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'SLAVERY RIFE IN PHILIPPINES NATIVES
BARTER WOMEN," SAYS OFFICIAL
"TjrJIS''- """" " 1- 4urayT
Representative types of the Igorrote women. They are members of one'
of the fampus" head-hunter tribes that formerly infested the mountainous
section of Luzon. These natives are Mohammedans and will not barter in
human flesh as't'Heir Christianized brethren of the' lowlands do.
"Peonage in our'PhiJippines is as fla
grant as it is Tn mjBch criticized Mex
ico toward which some of our best
citizens are today assuming such a
'holier than thou' attitude in clamor
ing for war. In -fact it goes further
in the Islands there is unqualified
slavery, a bartering of human beings
such as there was in the South before
the war. Statutes against it are loose
ly enforced, when at all." R. L. Hen
derson, resigned government secret
service agent and sergeant of police
BY JACK JUNGMEYER.
San Francisco, Cal., May 16.-
"Women are today being bartered
and sold in the Philippines, in Ma
nila, despite the recently-enacted law
by the Assembly penalizing slavery
and peonage, this practice is rife.''
With this startling statement Rich
ard LeeHenderson resigned sergeant ,
of the Manila police, and distinguish-''
ed soldier, called attention-to alleged
enormities withheld from the Amer
ican public, upon his recent arrival
"Furthermore," he asserted, "the