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The Philippine Islands
Lala, Ramon Reyes
New York: Continental publishing company, 1899
Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Library
Table of Contents:
Early History of the Islands.
Adventures of Juan Sebastian Elcano.
"Legaspi, The First Governor-General."
"Li-Ma-Hong, The Chinese Pirate."
The Dutch Appear Upon the Scene.
"The Japanese, and the Martyred Saints."
The British Occupation
The British Demand an Indemnity.
Intrigues Against the British.
The Spanish Colonial Government.
The Present Division and Administration.
The Taxes and What Became of Them.
Dilatory and Abortive Courts.
A New Yorker's Experience.
The Church in the Colony.
Conflicts Between Church and State.
Clashing Among the Friars.
The Monks Opposed to Reform.
The Various Tribes of the Philippines.
A Native Wedding.
Dress and Manners.
"The Half-Breeds, or Mestizos."
"Savage Tribes in the Interior: Aetas, or Negritos."
The Gaddanes. | The Igorot.
The Igorrotes-Chinese. | The Tingulanes.
The Chinese: Hated but Indispensable.
The Mohammedans of Sulu.
The Sultan's State.
The Dreaded Juramentados.
The Extent of Mohammedan Rule.
Binondo and the Suburbs.
Educational and Charitable Institutions.
The Cathedral and the Governor-General's Palace.
Other Important Cities and Towns.
Cebu: A Mecca for Many Filipinos. | General Topography of the Islands.
Natural Beauty of the Archipelago.
A Diadem of Island Gems.
The Magnificence of Tropical Scenery.
A Village Feast.
How the Afternoon is Spent.
The Evening Procession.
The Entertainment at Home.
"The Moro-Moro, and the Fireworks."
History of Commerce in the Philippines.
Disasters to Spanish Commerce.
Other Nations Enter into Competition. | Fraud and Speculation.
The Merchants of Cadiz. | Royal Restrictions on Trade.
Commerce During the Present Century.
The Restrictions are Gradually Abolished. | Vexatious Duties on Foreign Imports.
Duties made Uniform. | Spanish Opposition to Foreign Trade.
Trade with the Natives.
The Decline of American Trade. | Recent Measures and Statistics.
Bad Results of Spanish Rule.
Agriculture: The Sugar and Rice Corps.
The Principal Products of the Colony.
The Cultivation of Sugar-Cane.
Methods of Manufacturing Sugar.
The Several Systems of Labor.
The Rice Crop.
Methods of Rice-Cultivation.
"Primitive Machines, and Importance of the Rice Crop."
The Hemp Plant and Its Uses.
The Process of Manufacture.
Some Facts About Hemp-Growing.
Difficulties with native Labor.
Competition with Other Lands.
Experience of a Planter.
What the Hemp is Used for.
Culture and Use of Tobacco.
Oppressive Condition in Luzon.
The Quality of Manila Tobacco.
Methods of Preparing the Tobacco Leaf.
"Smoking, A Universal Habit."
The Cultivation of Coffee.
Indifference of Coffee-Planters. | Speculation in Coffee.
Methods of Cultivation.
Harsh Methods of the Government.
"Betel Nut, Grain, and Fruit-Growing."
The Nipa Palm and Nipa Wine. | Various Fruits of the Islands.
Cereals and Vegetables. | Cotton and Indigo-Planting.
The Cocoa Industry.
The Traffic in Birds' Nests.
Useful Woods and Plants.
The Bamboo Plant and Its Uses.
The Bejuco Rope.
The Useful Cocoanut Palm.
Oppressive Regulations of the Government. | The Early Missionaries Beneficial to the Natives.
Mineral Wealth of the Islands.
The Mining Laws and Methods of the Colony.
Where the Precious Metal is Found.
The Whole Country a Virgin Mine. | Precious Stones and Iron.
Peculiar Methods of Mining Copper.
Other Minerals and The Coal-Fields.
Animal Life in the Colony.
"Reptiles, Bats, and Insects."
A Field for the Sportsman.
The Locust Scourge.
The Chief Nuisances: Mosquitoes and Ants.
Struggle of the Filipinos for Liberty.
The Burgos Revolt.
The Present Rebellion. | The Katipunan.
The Black Hole of Manila.
The Forbearance of the Natives. | The Rebel Army.
The Tagal Republic Proclaimed.
"Treachery of the Spaniards. | Dr. Jose Rizal, and his Wife, Josephine."
"Execution of Rizal, The Philippine Joan of Arc."
Aguinaldo Confers with Admiral Dewey.
Aguinaldo as Dictator: His Proclamations.
Triumphant Progress of the Rebels.
The Spaniards Fortify Manila.
Sketch of Aguinaldo.
Dewey at Manila.
"Declaration of War, and Journey to the Philippines."
"Luzon Sighted, and Preparations for Battle."
The Fleet Sails by Corregidor.
First Shot of the War.
The Spanish Fleet is Sighted.
Dewey Attacks the Enemy.
The Fate of the Reina Cristina.
The Commodore Pipes all Hands to Breakfast. | The Americans Renew the Battle.
The Yankees are Victorious.
The American Occupation.
The Battle of Malate.
Capture of Manila.
Capitulation of the Philippines.
Awaiting the Peace Commission.
Instructions to Merritt.
Map of the Philippine Islands