soon learned, from a paper the Ifugao chief carried, that the warlike troupe was bound for Baguio to work on the new railroad. This little incident told the whole story.
A head-hunter laying railway ties! A savage turned to the ways of peace and industry. The Spaniards did not accomplish this in 333 years of rule. The Spanish Christianized Filipinos are far from fitted to continue the splendid work of the Americans.
To me this is one of the most serious problems confronting Philippine independence. The only Christians among Oriental peoples, the Filipinos look with scorn on the pagan tribes. More than this, they fear a the man with the speara as IGOROT BRIDE and groom, aged they do the devil. In return, the twelve and fourteen. strong, primitive men of the highlands and the forests detest the Christian Filipinos of the lowlands who have followed the policy of their Spanish masters. This was not the policy of a the helping hand.a
The Americans have not said: a Wear clothes and become Christians, or we will make war on you. Give up your customs and traditions.a
They have said, instead: a Come, be good fellows. Wea ll teach you all sorts of fine sports if youa ll stop taking the lives and heads of your fellows.a
The tug-of-war and the greased pole have found their way into northern Luzon. Baseball and the wrestling bout help to let off steam among men who have animal spirits to spare. Work is woven with play and industrial schools are doing their part in the civilizing of the Wild Tribes.