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THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS
townsmen, or steal public funds, he is apt to come out badly behind.
While the office is nominally filled by election every two years, the elective system is of such a nature that
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service can readily be made compulsory. Wealthy men are chosen for the place, if any such can be found, and are often kept in office for years, sorely against their will. Yet there is nothing quite so dear to the heart of the average Philippine native as a little authority over his fellows, and in spite of the numer-