Continental publishing company,
Text on page 292
The Philippine 'Islands.
part of the troops were without arms of any kind, they were, nevertheless, made subject to the most rigid discipline. Many of them, indeed, were engaged in the attempt to make their own fire-arms, and it can readily be surmised how crude and indifferent such weapons were. Those that could not secure guns, however, armed themselves with some other weapon ; and thus in the rebel army were to be seen all sorts and styles of instruments for offensive warfare, from the deadly native bolo to the large steel mowing scythe of European make. Only 1200 of the 7000 men that composed this camp possessed rifles ; yet, even thus poorly
foreigners at tiffin in manila.
equipped, for more than eighteen months they kept up a desultory but harassing war against 15,000 well-armed Spanish troops.
Most interesting is the manifesto of the rebel leaders. Part of this document read as follows :Most interesting is the manifesto of the rebel leaders. Part of this document read as follows :