TERRITORIES: On the Luneta

Last week a smart launch detached itself and cut shoreward from the side of the S. S. President McKinley as she steamed into Manila Bay. From the launch, which seemed the liner's emissary, stepped Col. Henry Lewis Stimson, emissary of the parent U. S. to the Philippines.

The erect, military figure made haste to Malacanan Palace, official residence of the Governors General. A knot of small, smart, brown-skinned men—Filipino politicians—were waiting to shake hands. Col. Stimson also greeted some other small, smart, brown-skinned men who were to be his servants. "Oh, yes," he said, as a chef came forward. "Yes,...

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