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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 19, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 12

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independence ape'in-ttye large, middle
class, generally "well informed on is
land matters, sjirewd, good talkers
and fast becoming gopd politicians,
many of them with, little to Jose atfd
much to gam.
The picturesque Moros all hate the
Filipinos and have given positive indi
cations that they will never be gov-
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North Dakota Avomen will submit
their petition for suffrage to voters
in November.
All organizations, churches, clubs,
colleges, etc., are uniting in the move
ment to secure the ballot.
One of the most energetic workers
in the campaign, which is nowin full
sw4ng, is Mrs. Elizabeth Preston AnJ
derson of Valley City, N. D
, o o
- There is a woman'sandustrial farm
in Canada.
erned by them. Heretofore the man
agement of the non-Christian trihes
has been in the hands of the. Ameri
can government, the Filipinos having
no hand except n so far as they have
been 'employed in 'subordlnante exec
utive positions as teachers. This ar
rangement has proyed generally sat
isfactory. N f
A bill twice passed by the Filipino
legislature, but not yet approved by
the upper house or commission, al
though a majority of Filipinos now
control this-body, will ultimately give
all control of the non-Christian tribes
to the Filipino legislature. There is
no plan in sight to give the non-Chris-tians'any
part in representative gov
ernment, although this is the real
basis of- granting 'independence to
these islands. Already vigorous pro
test is arising from many of these
non-Christian peoples, though united
action is impossible amtirig dozens of
tribes extending from northern Luzon
to the most Southerly islands, that
have no "common,- language except a
smattering of Baglish.
Among the' Moros this protest is
very quiet, bat all the more impor
tant,' because they&re united by their
commpn Mohammedan religion, their
sincere love of fighting and their
readiness to die killing Christians.
Not less important are the splendid
peoples of northern Mindanao, who
have been forced to train as warriors
for centuries to withstand the en-'
croachments of their Moro neighbors.
All the indications hereabouts point
to revolt when the Filipinization of
the islands reaches the Moro .prov
inces. All American regular soldiers
have been gradually withdrawn from
these southern islands, leaving only
the native scours pfficered by AmerV
icans. The scouts have repeatedly,
proved their great efficiencyunder
white leadership, Vhether they will
prove equally efficient when officered
by their own people is another of the
interesting problems which seems
sure to be worked out here in thfr
neariuture. .,

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