ately, a man of slight build, medium height, rather youthful for his forty-odd years, with a strong Chinese strain in evidence. He speaks English fairly well, Spanish perfectly. The press had been giving attention to the supposed visit of a son of Aguinaldo to the Emperor of Japan to request neutrality in case of another Philippine revolution against Uncle Sam. Aguinaldo smiled when I asked him about this. He had 110 son in Japan, he said. His sons lived here and one was at school in Manila.
a Daughters! Yes,a he said, a and granddaughters as well! Yes, Ia m out of politics, have been a farmer these many years. Many American officials came down from Manila to a breakfast with me not long ago. It was in honor of the Saint Day of Kawit. I appreciate your coming here, but we have so little to show you. The church ? Yes, it is old, of the early Spanish days. Perhaps you noticed the marks of the cannon balls? The Province of Cavite was pretty well fought over in the nineties.a
a My photograph? Yes, certainly. We will go out into the garden. Tell your readers that the picture is of Emilio Aguinaldo, Farmer.a
SEEN NEAR CAVITE.