nally from the same Malay stock. The Moros went up the hills, well armed, and forced the pagans to pay a tax, or tribute, of farm products and live stock. If these things were not forthcoming, the poor hill man was fined. On nonpayment he was dragged to the lowlands and added to the Sultana s ever-increasing band of slaves. The Spaniards were unable to prevent this form of graft and the merry game was in full swing when the Americans arrived.
We have changed all this. We have divided the island into three parts with different forms of government.
1. Misamis and Surigao, with their Christian Filipino towns fringing the coast, have the usual form of provincial government.
2. Agusan, with its many wild pagan tribes, has a separate form of administration. The Secretary of the Interior is the Good Father here, as among the head-hunters of Luzon.
3. The Moro Province, which includes not only the greater portion of Mindanao, but also the islands of the Sulu archipelago. This province is governed by the strong arm of the military.
The settlements in Misamis and Surigao are like the other a bambooa towns in the
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