The Blow from Behind: Or, Some Features of the Anti-imperialist Movement Attending the War with Spain, Together with a Consideration of Our Philippine Policy from Its Inception to the Present Time and the International and Domestic Law Affecting the Same
Lee and Shepard, 1903 - 147 pages
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
Common terms and phrases
Aguinaldo American Anti-Imperialist appears army Atkinson authority become believe Boston called carried cause cent CHAPTER citizens civil commission considered continue course courts danger death deficit Democratic Dewey Dewey's discharge diseases duty ending enemy entire estimates evidence expenditures fact figure Filipino fiscal force foreign four give going hand hold honor hostile islands June keep land less letter Lincoln lines lives look Manila March matter McKinley means meeting Michigan miles military months natives navy needed never officers party persons Philip Philippine Islands Philippines present President probably protect reasonable says secretary sent ships shows sick signed soldiers soon Spain Spanish speech statement territory thing tion took treasury troops turn United University Vallandigham whole
Page 122 - Must I shoot a simple-minded soldier boy who deserts, while I must not touch a hair of a wily agitator who induces him to desert?
Page 115 - So the multitude goes, like the flower or the weed, That withers away to let others succeed ; So the multitude comes, even those we behold, To repeat every tale that has often been told.
Page 123 - Nor am I able to appreciate the danger apprehended by the meeting, that the American people will by means of military arrests during the rebellion lose the right of public discussion, the liberty of speech and the press, the law of evidence, trial by jury, and habeas corpus...
Page 9 - The authority of the legitimate power having actually passed into the hands of the occupant, the latter shall take all steps in his power to re-establish and insure, as far as possible, public order and safety, while respecting, unless absolutely prevented, the laws in force in the country.
Page 15 - But in the East, from the oldest times, an immiscible character has been kept up; foreigners are not admitted into the general body and mass of the society of the nation; they continue strangers and sojourners as all their fathers were - Doris amara suam non intermiscuit undam...
Page 129 - ... both in the cities and in the rural communities, shall be afforded the opportunity to manage their own local affairs to the fullest extent of which they are capable and subject to the least degree of supervision and control which a careful study of their capacities and observation of the workings of native control show to be consistent with the maintenance of law, order, and loyalty.
Page 136 - ... labors all the inhabitants of the Philippine Islands may come to look back with gratitude to the day when God gave victory to American arms at Manila and set their land under the sovereignty and the protection of the people of the United States.
Page 129 - California, commissioners to the Philippine Islands to continue and perfect the work of organizing and establishing civil government already commenced by the military authorities, subject in all respects...
Page 32 - I submit that for troops to enter under fire a town covering a wide area, to rapidly deploy and guard all principal points in the extensive suburbs, to keep out the insurgent forces pressing for admission, to quietly disarm an army of Spaniards more than equal in numbers to the American troops, and finally by all this to prevent entirely all rapine, pillage, and disorder, and gain entire and complete possession of a city of 300,000 people...
Page 119 - Publicly expressing, in violation of General Orders No. 38, from Head-quarters Department of the Ohio, sympathy for those in arms against the Government of the United States, and declaring disloyal sentiments and opinions, with the object and purpose of weakening the power of the Government in its efforts to suppress an unlawful rebellion.