Then came the big Da jo battle, where our troops, with slight loss, climbed the mountain and killed every Moro in the crater. Orders were issued for all Sulus to give up their weapons, the Government agreeing to pay a fixed price for every gun and kris. As a Moroa s standing among his fellows is dependent on the quantity and quality of his weapons, this command was resisted. We then began a vigorous campaign to collect them and we are still at it. Originally we estimated the guns on the island to number 1,500. Already we have gathered in 5,000, a most marvelous assortment, from ancient Spanish to modern types. Krises and canipilans must also be given up, but a man is allowed to keep his working bolos.
This weapon-collecting has been grilling work. We have
A MORO TREE HOUSE.