Annual Report of Major General Arthur MacArthur, U.S. Volunteers, Commanding, Division of the Philippines

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Page 30 - The board of health, or its agents, may require from patients such reasonable amount of labor as may be approved by the attending physicians; and may further make and publish such rules and regulations as by the said board may be considered adapted to ameliorate the condition of lepers. 9. No person not being a leper shall be allowed to visit or remain upon any land, place, or inclosure set apart for the isolation and confinement of lepers without the written permission of the president of the board...
Page 7 - The success of this unique system of war depends upon almost complete unity of action of the entire native population. That such unity is a fact is too obvious to admit of discussion; how it is brought about and maintained is not so plain.
Page 29 - ... any person afflicted with leprosy, with the intent that such person be not discovered by or delivered to the board of health or its agents, or who shall support or assist in supporting any person having leprosy living in concealment, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall, upon lawful conviction thereof before any court, be liable to a fine of not more than $100.
Page 13 - And I do solemnly swear that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the United States of America and to the State of and that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies whomsoever...
Page 28 - As a large number of the people in these islands are the subjects of leprosy, and their presence has become a menace to the safety of the healthy population, it is recommended: 1. That there be set apart any land or portion of land now owned by the government for a site or sites of an establishment or establishments to secure the isolation and seclusion of such leprous persons as in the opinion of the board of health or its agents may, by being at large, cause the spread of the disease, and that...
Page 6 - As a substitute for all other considerations, the people seem to be actuated by the idea that in all doubtful matters of politics or war, men are never nearer right than when going with their own kith and kin, regardless of the nature of the action, or of its remote consequences.
Page 13 - States in either a military or civil capacity, and who shall, within a period of ninety days from the date hereof, formally renounce all connection with such insurrection, and subscribe to a declaration acknowledging and accepting the sovereignty and authority of the United States in and over the Philippine Islands. The privilege herewith published is extended to all concerned, without any reservation whatever, excepting that persons...
Page 8 - Intimidation has undoubtedly accomplished much to this end ; but fear as the only motive is hardly sufficient to account for the united and apparently spontaneous action of several millions, of people. One traitor in each town would effectually destroy such a complex organization. It is more probable that the adhesive principle comes from ethnological homogeneity, which induces men to respond, for a time, to the appeals of consanguineous leadership, even when such action is opposed to their own interests...
Page 77 - ... Secretary of War was on June 18, 1902, annexed to and made a part of the Military Information Division of the Adjutant General's Office in the War Department, Washington, by operation of the following instructions : WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE, Washington, June 18, 1902. The COMMANDING GENERAL, Division of the Philippines, Manila, PI SIR : I have the honor to communicate the following instructions of the Secretary of War : With a view to increasing the facilities and rendering its...
Page 4 - The practice of discarding the uniform enables the insurgents to appear and disappear almost at their convenience. At one time they are in the ranks as soldiers, and immediately thereafter are within the American lines in the attitude of peaceful natives, absorbed in a dense mass of sympathetic people, speaking a dialect of which few white men, and no Americans, have any knowledge.

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