Biographical sketch of Emilio Aguinaldo

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orthe ofire the t ire revolt revoltThe rpoILThe roivolLTire The blockade bIockml maintained by the Spanish Spanishsquadron SpanishI Spanishquadron squadron s iri khfllipine waters against the theimportation theimportatlQn themportation I importation i of arms for the insurgents insurgentsgradually insurgentsgmduaIlYdroe Insurgeirtsradually gradually gmduaIlYdroe g drove the Filipinos to the wall walland walland wallnd and a nd In December Delember 1897 the celebrated celebratedpacification celelwatediiaclicatinn I pacification of the th Islands was nego negotiated negoI negointed ¬ tiated t the t1te gobetween being Senor Pedro PedroPaternoi PedroPaterno PedroPaternO I Paternoi Paterno director dirt tor of the Manila Museum Museuma MuseumFilipino useum useuma a Filipino who had remained at least pas passively pa paivel parlvely ¬ sively a ivel loyal to the Spaniards The Fili Filipino Filipino Fillin ¬ pino p in Junta at at that time was composed of ofAgulnaldo ofAguinaldo ofAgulnaido Agulnaldo who exercised such executive executivepowers executivepowers executivepowers powers as were possible to so feeble an anorganization anorg1niziUon anorgairIition organization Artacho Home Secretary SecretaryMontenpprq Secrcta SecrctaMont SecretaryMonteniogro Montenpprq Mont no o Foreign Forei n Secretary Bllar Bllarmino BIarmino Bitramb mino I War Secretary and Baldomero BaldomeroAguinaldol Baldomeroguinaitlc BaldomeroAguiiiaido Aguinaldol a cousin of Emilio Secretary Secretaryof Secretar Secretarof of the Treasury TreosuryThe Treasu TreasuThe TreasuryThe The socalled pacification included the thepayment thepa thepayment payment pa ment to the th insurgent leaders of SSOO SOO 000 0 00 in Mexican silver equal qual to about ab ut J400 100 000 0 00 in gold Aguinaldo and Ills asociates asociatesagreed asociatesagreed asoctatesagreed agreed to surrender all the arms in the thepossession theOssession thepossession possession ofthe of the natives and to quit the thearchipelago thearchipelago thearchipelago archipelago remflning remrjining away at the pleas pleasure pleasure pleasure ¬ ure of the Spanish Government Go ernment and to touse touse touse use their utmost influence int ence to disband and anddisarm andtIisarm anddisarm disarm all the insurgent forces forcesAguinaldo forcesAiUlnaldo forcesIguinaldo Aguinaldo was to go to Hongkong to toreceive toreeehe toreceive receive the first installment of the Span Spanish SpanIsh Spanab ¬ ish l ab mqney and he was then to cable to toArtacho toArtacho toArtacho Artacho who had surrendered to the theSpanish theSpanL tireSpanish Spanish SpanL < h CaptainGeneral as a hostage hostageOn hostageOu hostageOtt On receiving Agulnaldos cable message messagethat messagethat messagethat that the money had been paid Artacho Artachowas Artachowas Artachowas was to dissolve the Insurgent organiza organization organization organization ¬ tion disband the troops and give up their theirarms thtirarms arms This Dart of the programme was wascarried wascarried wascarried carried out In December 1S97 and the theearly theearly theearly early part of January 1S9S 1S9SThe 1593The 1199The The cash payment was divided among amongthe amongthe amongthe j the junta and Aguinaldo started for forParis forParis forParis i Paris The purpose of getting the money j his adherents have often stated was to tostore tostort toatone store it for use in another revolt By Bysome B Bsome Bysome some of AguinaldoS enemies ent > mIes it was wascharged waschar wascharged j charged char ed that the money mOnE was a bribe bribethough hribethough bribethough though in the last year or two little has hasbeen hasbeen hasbeen been heard of this accusation accusationAguinaldo 3ccusatIoDAguinuldo accusationAguirraido Aguinaldo had gone no farther than thanSingapore thanSIngapore thanSingapore Singapore on his way to Paris when the theI thedestruction he hedestruction I destruction of the Maine in Havana Ha anu har harbor harbor barbor ¬ bor brought on acute tension of the rein reai relationc reintlorrs i tions between bt tweeu the United nlted States and andI andSpain andSpain I Spain He remained remain In Singapore to see seei seewhether seewhether i whether the Filipinos might not profit by i Spains difficulties difficultiesIt It was then that there occurred the ne negotlations ne negoUationq nogotiatlons gotlations with Consul Pratt which whichAguinaldo whichAguinaldo whichAgulnaldo Aguinaldo has maintained justify justif his as assertion assertion assertlon ¬ sertion that the th United States made mad an al alliance alliance aiiiance ¬ liance with him by b which he was W3 to as assist assist as51st ¬ sist in expelling the Spaniards from the thePhilippines thePhilippines thePhilippines Philippines and in return the United UnitedStates Unitel1States UnitedStates States was to recognize the independence independenceof of the Filipino republic republicHe repu republicHe Uc UcHe He was taken to Manila from Hong 1on 1onkong < ¬ kong on one or Deweys auxiliary vessels vesselsand vess ls lsand S Sand and soon armed and equipped e uippet1 a large largeforce largefurce largeforce force This force fore as 15 is well known co cooperated tooperated 0 0overated ¬ operated at first with the Americans Ameri ns and andIt andit andIt It was largely due ue to its It efforts that Ma Manila Mantis la lanIla ¬ nila was captured by Gen Wesley tsle Mer Merritts lerritts Merritts ritts army in August 189 189Then l lThen 19S 19SThen Then came doubt and distrust The Treaty of Paris ceding the Philippine Isl Islands Islands Iahands ¬ ands to the th United States was concluded concludedThe conclutledTire The independence > of his country which whichAguinaldo whichAgt whichAguinaldo Aguinaldo Agt naldobad Itad cherished as a dream was wasnot wasnot i inot not to be ta1izc realized < l when he had hopcd h pcd Correspondence with American officials followed but Aguinaldo could not extract extracta e tmct tmcta a a promise of independence indtpt > ndence He kept his hisarmy Illsarmy Irisarmy army together in the neighborhood of Manila ManilaSuch ManilaSuch ImilaSuch Such were the conditions at Manila at atthe atthe attile the beginning h < g fmlng of February 1S99 The heat Urstshot 11rstshot heatshot shot of oth the new war was fired by b Pri Private Priate Privale ¬ vale ate Graysoiv of the Nebraska regiment regimenton regimenton on the evening enlns of Febnwary 4 lgOL 189llt t E 830 oclock o lbck A strict order Issued I led by b General Otis Oti was in force to the effect effectthat effectthat effectthat that no Filipino should be permitted to topass toiRSS ft ftxass pass through the American lines after afternightfalj afternl afternightfalJ nightfalj nl httalJ On the th night in question a a Filipino FilipinosoTdtt soTdier > r followed by Y several oth others others 0thera ¬ ers came camefram from the lines and approached approachedthe a aeproacherthe proached proachedthe the Am American riCf1 pickets rilling to stop it was charged char W after repeated orders to ft halt Grayson fired and killed the sol ¬ dier when wl en ute tatters companions open opened openeti ¬ ed fire JWlich which the Xebraskan rromptly fromptlretunleo iromptl iromptlretursed retursed retursedA retunleoIthill retursedIthin A ithin aa hour there was luring along the entire line from Tondo to Malate During the three following days th the the theAmericana Americans assumed the offensive drove drovethe I1roethe Irove the Filipinos l iliplnas from their intrenchmeuts intrenchmeutsand intr intrenchmezrband nchmenu nchmenuand and secured se ured possession of all the adja adjacent atljacent ntljacent ¬ cent suburbs of Manila Including the wa ¬ terworks at Santolan SantolanThe SantoianTIle SantolanThe The subsequent 8Ubse < uent developments of the thewar thewar tirewar war are fresh In the minds of American Americanreaders Americanrear Americarreacara readers rear rn how Agulnaldo A llnaldo at first attempted to defend def nt1 entrenched d positions against the American soldiers and how he final ¬ ly I abandoned ahan oned this for guerrilla warfare His successive 8UCC SSie > capitals were captured af ¬ ter combats which were exciting eccitin if not notalways ntalways not notalasys always marked by heavy he1 loss of life Aguinaldo is admitted to have great greatexecutive greateotecutl greatexecutive executive eotecutl e ability illty and is an ardent student studentof studentof of history h tory He is l of the Japanese type t pe in appearance having a broad square I forehead rather large eyes et > s set wide wideapart wideapart wideapart apart and a straight nose His height Is about five fi e feet Iet four Inches and he hecarries hecarries iii iiicarries carries himself erect His color c Ior is a light chocolate He H > speaks and writes Spanish and Tagalop the native nl tin lan lansruage lanlI1aJe Iangauge gauge of the Island of Luzon and un ¬ I derstands d tandg English En Ush fairly falrI 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Clipped from The Evening Times28 Mar 1901, ThuPage 5

The Evening Times (Washington, District of Columbia)28 Mar 1901, ThuPage 5
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