THE CABINET: Pax Americana

Five fortresses taken by storm; the defenders captured, fleeing or slain at their posts; the victors, such of them as still could fight, harrying the retreating army through the wilderness—such was the report received by the War Department from its proconsul, General Wood, at Manila.

It was the old story of primitive disagreements. The Moros of the south—tall, fearless, ignorant, stanch in their faith that there is but one God, Allah, and that Mohammed is his prophet—despise the little "paternoster-saying natives [of the northern...

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