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Another clip from Ingersoll - . plunder. That we will never do. Won By...
. plunder. That we will never do. Won By American Bravery. "here Is, moreover, a littls sentiment mixed with thla matter in my. "mind. Manila Bay has been filled with American glory. There waa won one of our greatest triumphs, on of the greatest naval victories of ths world won by American courage and genius. We can not allow any other nation to become ths owner of ths stage on which' this American drama was played. I know that we can be of great assistance to ths inhabitants of ths Philippine. I know that we can. be an unmixed blessing to them, and that is ths nly ambition I have In regard to those islands. I would no more think of handing them back to Bpaln than I would of butchering the entire population in cold blood. Spain is unfit to govern. Spain has always been a robber. She has never made an effort to civilise a human being. Ths history of Spain, I think, , la the darkest pags in ths history of ths world. "At the him time I have a kind of fitty for the Spanish people. I feel that hey have been victims victims of superstition. Their blood has been sucked, their energies have been wasted and misdirected, and they excite my sympathies. Of course there are many good Spaniards, good men. good women. Cer- vera , appears to be a civilised man, a gentleman, and I feel obliged to him for his treatment of Hobsoa. The great mass1 of the Spaniards, however, must be exceedingly Ignorant, and aa passion ate aa Ignorant. Their so-called leaders dare not tell a I

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  1. The Courier-Journal,
  2. 07 Aug 1898, Sun,
  3. Page 18

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