Our chief object in stopping off in Kawit was to call on and photograph Emilio Aguinaldo, once the famous revolutionary leader of the Filipinos, now a quiet country gentleman. a General Emilioa they call him in Kawit, and his house is the only pretentious one in the village.
Not one American in fifty can tell you whether there are three or three thousand islands in the Philippines, but every one has heard of Aguinaldo. He was a leader in the fight of the Filipinos against the Spanish before our time. It is said he abandoned the revolution against Spain for the payment of 800,000 pesos, one-half in cash, the remainder to be paid later, and went into exile in Hong
Kong. The Spaniards defaulted the
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second payment, claiming that the revolution had not been stamped out. Then came Dewey's victory and Aguinaldoa s return to the Philippines, first to cooperate with our forces, later to proclaim himself leader of the revolutionary forces against us. It was a long, bitter fight before the final defeat at San Fernando. Aguinaldo fled to the north, through forests and over mountains, and every a grown upa in America knows how General Funston followed and captured him. Aguinaldo took an oath of allegiance to the American Government, quit politics and became a farmer.
My card brought the response that the General would be pleased to greet me, and he came in immedi-
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