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Algue, S. J., the director of the observatory. Although the geological and other scientific works are not available for examination, it is easy to judge by their titles what they doubtless are. All such works are pretty much the same everywhere. They are mostly mechanical repetitions of observations and discussions in imitation of models set at the European centers of study. From testimony before the United States Philippine Commission, given by the Jesuit fathers, we infer that the Filipinos take kindly to scientific studies.. In ethnology, Filipinos have published articles and works upon the history, religion, and customs of the Filipinos, and early alphabets, besides essays on the modern political situation and Spanish legislation. Pardo Paterno, who was prominent in the insurrection of 1896, wrote a history of the pre-Spanish civilization of the Filipinos, and another work upon the social influence of Christianity. Of Filipino literary men, the best known w7as the unfortunate Dr. Rizal, whose reputation as a physician and man of science has been eclipsed by his literary renown, and still more by his tragic fate. His writings, and especially his novel, aNoli me Tangere,a which was first published in Germany (with a motto from Schiller), rendered him obnoxious to the authorities, and he was the most illustrious of the hundreds of victims who were executed at Manila for complicity in the insurrection of 1896.a*
The result of three yearsa work in the newlv-estab-lished American schools demonstrate the capacity of the Filipino mind for receiving culture. With liberty of speech and research, and the utmost encouragement which any government can give the youth of a country, there is a bright prospect before the people of this group of Eastern Islands.
Filipinos are very fond of music. Nearly every home has some instrument, and some member of the family can play it. Harps, horns, violins, and pianos
0 Report of the Commissioner of Education, 1899-1900.0 Report of the Commissioner of Education, 1899-1900.