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The

Philippines

A

Century Hence

»

"In the Philippine Islands the American govern-

ment has
what the
ever
fastly

tried,

and

is

trying, to

carry out exactly
patriot

greatest genius
in

and

most revered
Rizal,

known

the

Philippines, Jose

stead-

advocated."

— From
States.

a public address at

Fargo. N.D., on
United

April 7th, 1905. by the President of the

A
in

sketch map,
at

by Dr. Kizal,

of spheres

of influence

the Pacific

the

time of writing
as they appeared
to

"The
him.

Philippines

A

Century Hence,"

Most
though
United
Spain.
it

of the

French names
that

will

he

easily

recognized,
is

may

he noted

"Etats Unis"

cur

own

States,

"L'Angleterre" England and, "L'Espagne"

Noli

Me Tangere

Quarter-Centennial Series
Craig

Edited by Austin

The

Philippines

A

Century Hence
BY Jose Rizal

Manila

:

1912

Philippine Education
34 Escolta

Company

Copyright 1912

BY Austin Craig

Registered

in the Philippine Islands.

Introduction

Oivise that

I

was,

if

not

Cdii-

tent, at least resigned to

my

fate, for 1

had

re-

fused various propositions

which a number of
that
place

people

made me

to rescue

me from
in

Only

in these last

months,

consequence of

certain domestic affairs, having

had differences
to go as

with a missionary padre,
a volunteer to Cuba.
to

I

had sought

Don

Pio Yalenzuelacame

warn me that

1 miglit

put myself in security
it

because, according to him,

was possible that

they might compromise me.

As

I

considered

myself wholly innocent and was not posted on
the details of the

movement
I

(besides that I

had

convinced

Sr.

Valenzuela)

took no precautions,

but when His Excellency, the Governor General,

wrote

me announcing my departure
at once, leaving all

for ("!uba, 1

embarked
tended

my

affairs

unat-

to.

And

yet

I

could

have gone to

another part or simply have staid in Dapitan
for His Excellency's letter was conditional.
said — "If you persist
in
It

your idea of going to

128

RIZAL'S DEFENCE

Cuba, etc."

When

the

uprising occurred

it

found me on board the warship "Castilla", and
I offered

myself unconditionally to His Excellater I set out

lency.

Twelve or fourten days

for Europe, and had I
I should

had an uneasy conscience
in

have tried to escape

some port en
1

route, especially Singapore,

where

went ashore

and when other passengers who had passports
for Spain staid over.
I

had an easy conscience

and hoped

to go to Cuba,

Fourthly.

— In Dapitan

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