Yankee Doodle with Aquinaldo, or, "Young America" at Manila


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Yankee Doodle with Aquinaldo, or, "Young America" at Manila

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Yankee Doodle with Aquinaldo, or, "Young America" at Manila
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...., Issued Semi-Monthly-By Subscription 1.25 per year. Entered as Second Class Matter at the New< York Post Office, by Frank Tousey. No 10. NEW YORK. SEPTEMBER 14 1898. PriCe 5 Cent s Quick as a flash Yankee Doodle drew his revolver and fired, knocking the foremost rider out of his saddle. The next moment he blazed away at the second one, wounding him so grievously that he dropped h1s rifle and clasped his horse's neck to avoid falling.

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DOODLE. Stories o f the Present "War. Issued Semi-Monthly. By Subscription $1.25 per year. Entered as Second Class Matter at the New York, N. Y., Post Office, May 14, 1898, Ente1ed according to Act of Congress in the year 1898, in the offi c e of the Librarian of Congress, Washington, D. C., by F'lank Tousey, 29 West 26th St., New Yo1k No. 10. NEW Y ORK. September 14, 1898 Price 5 Cents. Yankee Doodle With Aguinaldo; O R YOUNG. AMERICA AT MANILA. BY AUTHOR OF YANKEE DOODLE. CHAPTER I. YANKEE DOODLE AND JOE BAILEY AT CAVITE-SENT TO AGUINALDO BY DEWEY. I THE extraordinary success of Emillio Aguinaldo, in surgent chief of the Filipinos against the Spaniards in the Island of Luzon, the largest of the Philippines, made him a marked man in the annals of the Spanish American war. He had retired from the island three years previous, but after the destruction of the Spanish fleet in the Bay of Manila, he returned from Hong Kong and had several consultations with Commodore Dewey. He was a young man of about twenty-nine or thirty years of age, the son of a wealthy, native chief who had given him a splendid el1ucation. The family in fluence on the island was very great, and as young Emillio had once led an insurrection against the Span ish authority, the commodore very readily listened to his propositions of once more arming his people in order to have a hand in the expulsion of the Spaniards from the Archipelago. He supplied him with arms and ammunition, and set him ashore not far from Cavite. In a few weeks he had rallied several thousand native warriors around him, and began active operations against small Spanish posts in the interior. One after another of the Spanish detachments wert defeated, until only a few of the stronger outposts remained m the hands of the Spaniards. At first the Spaniards loudly complained that the commodore had armed savages agamst a Christian nation:, and the government at Madrid called the attentiOn of the powers of Europe to the charge, asking that a pro test be entered to the American Government to put a stop to it. The commo dore, however, replied to the representa-tion made to him by the foreign consuls at Manila, that he could not believe it possible for t:qe natives of the Philippines to be more savage than the Spaniards tbemsel ves bad been. He added, however that be had exacted a solemn promise from Aguinaldo that no acts of barbarity should be committed against prisoners of war, women and children, or the private property of non-combatants; that as long as Aguin aldo remained true to his promise he would not inter fere with him in any shape or manner, but on the contrary, would encourage him as much as possi ble. The Spaniards were dismayed at the s ituation, or at least pretended to be, for all over the I sland of Luzon the religious orders had invested millions upon millions of dollars in the erection of convents and other religious ins .titutions, through which the ::.uper stitious natives bad been ruled w.th an iron hand. Those convents and institutions would have to be abandoned or else be defended by regiments of Span ish soldiers. Several of the convents, built between one and two htmdrecl years ago, were almost like fortresses. Their walls were from three to five feet thick, built of stone, and were impregnable against any force without artillery. Hence in previous insurrections they withstood every attempt of the insurgents to gain possession of or destroy them. The situation was all changed now, because the in surgents had a powerful ally in the American fleet, which had cleared the waters of the Archipelago of Spamsh war-ships. Hence it was impossible for the Spaniards to combat the natives with their usual vigor __... Then too, It was known throughout the length and breadth of the Island that an American army was preparing to to their assistance Naturally

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r 2 YANKEE DOODLE WITH AGUINALDO. that encouraged the Filipinos to rise up by thousands and rally to Aguinaldo's standard. During all that time the American fleet rode quietly at anchor in the beautiful Bay of Manila, holding the city of that name under its great guns. A "spanish army of ten thousand train soldiers behind its walls, which were bristling with old style smooth-bore cannon, dared not fire a singl.e shot at the vessels for fear that the city would be torn to pieces by Amer ican shells. The commodore had promised the foreign consuls at Manila that he would not bombard the city unless he was fired upon from the Spanish fortifications. The consuls of European powers had forced the captaingeneral there to keep silent as against the American fleet, in order to save the city from destruction. Manila has nearly a quarter of a million inhabitants, with a trade far greater than probably any other city of the same number of inhabitants in the world, hence the interference of the powers to save it from destruc tion. The field, however, was left open for the insurgents under Aguinaldo, who pushed the Spaniards daily from the interior, forcing them to fall back the city. When it began to appear that the city itself might fall into his hands, the foreign consuls again appealed to Commodore Dewey to interfere to save the city from the threatened danger. It was believed that the American officer had in fluence enough with the triumphant Aguinaldo to hold him in check. gave the admiral a bit of history of Yankee Doodle, which at once served to place the youth on a cordial footing with all the officers of the fleet. His faithful fifer, Joe Bailey, had accompanied him, so that he was as t.ffective with his drum at Cavite, where a small garrison of marines had been established, as he had been at any time in Cuba. The next day, after the foreign consuls had appealed to the admiral to save the city from falling into the hands of the insurgents, the admiral called Yankee Doodle into his cabin for a private talk with him. "I have read mucb. about you in the papers, my boy," he said to the youth, "for you have made a splendid reputation in Cuba. The Secretary of the Navy informs me that I can rely upon your courage and discretion in any work to which you may be as signed. I take it as a very high tribute to one of your years, and I am about to put you to the test, for I am thinking of sending you ashore into the heart of the camp of the insurgents." "Admiral," replied the youth, "I feel highly hon ored both by yourself and the Secretary of the Navy. Whatever I have had to do I have tried to do right, and it has been a source of great gratification to me that my work has been approved by the officers of both the army and navy. Whatever work you assign me to I shall do my best to carry out your instructions to the letter and spirit. "Exactly, my boy," said the admiral; "no man can do more than that. It would look better to send a man It was about this time that an American youth by of greater experience and who had grown a beard the name of Phil Freeman, who had won a splendid instead of a mere youth like yourself, but I have always reputation in Cuba under the name of Yankee Doodle, been a great admirer of the American youth, and reached the commodore from Hong Kong with dis-never lose an opportunity to encourage them in patches from the Secretary of the Navy. making their way up in the world. I want you to go He had been a drummer boy in a New York regiI to the camp of the insurgents and t.ell tne young chief, ment, and first won a national reputation by leading I Aguinaldo, that I wish to see him on bo ard my flagare iment in a terrific charge after all the officers of ship, and that you will guide him hither. It is absothe 1 e had been shot down. With 'his fifer by his I lutely necessary that I have a personal interview with side, the youth, not yet eighteen years of age, Joe him, and as he has no government at his back, nor a. Bailey by name, beat a charge on his drum and called flag that is recognized by any nation on earth, I do to the regiment to come on. The regiment responded not wish to send him any instructions or advice in to a man and rushed on the enemy's intrenchments, writing whatever, as no man can tell what the out where they were threatened with annihilation. But come of the present situation will be. Your expertwo other regiments came to their assistance and the ience in Cuba will enable you to accomplish the task Spaniards were utterly routed. As the enemy fled in much easier than it could be done by any officers of dismay he roared out the triumphant notes of Yan-the fleet. Do you understand me now?" kee Doodle with such effect as to arouse the wildest "I think I do, admiral," replied Yankee Doodle. enthusiasm of the victors, and from that hour he was "When can you go?' by no other name in Cuba or the United States "Any time you are ready to put me ashore." than that of Yankee Doodle. The g-eneral of the 'Very good. Get ready, and I will send you ashore army gave him full credit for his achievements, and within thirty minutes. Do you wish anyone to go the newspaper correspondents sang the praises of the with you? daring young drummer and fifer from one end of the "Yes, admiral; I'd like to have Joe Bailey go, be-United States to the other. cause we have been together on similar expeditwns in Such was the record of the youth who brought the Cuba.' dispatches from the Secretary of the Navy to the 'Very well; take him along." commodore who had just been promoted to the rank Yankee Doodle at once went in search of young of admiral. Bailey, whom he found talking with Midshipman A private letter from the Secretary of the Navy Mangham.

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YANKEE DOODLE WITH AGUINALDO. 3 / "Say, Joe," said he, "there's fun ahead for us." They followed the great road leading along the "What sort of fun?" Joe asked. shore of the bay for a distance of four or five miles, "We are to go ashore and chin the natives." during which time they were in full view of the fleet "Chin your grandmother," said Joe. "What do and the wrecks of the Spanish Squadron which had you know about talking Filipino ?" gone down under the terrific fire of the Yankee gun" Filipino be blowed," returned Yankee Doodle. on the first day of May. "They ali speak Spanish out there, just as they do in "Joe," said Yankee Doodle, as he looked at the Cuba." wreck of the Spanish fleet, "had we been here on the "Oh, that's easy then," laughed Joe. "When do first day of May last, we would have seen something we go?" that we could talk about all the rest of our lives." "Just as soon as you can get ready." "Yes," assented Joe, "for that battle will pass in-Joe sprang up and hurried to his quarters, where to history as one of the greatest naval victories ever in a very few minutes l1e l1ad packed up such things won." as would be needed during a stay of several days on "You are right," said the other, "for it was re-shore in a tropical region. markable in two things. First, that the Ajmerican Neither of them had a rifle, but each carried a fleet didn't lose a man or a ship, although exposed to brace of splendid revolvers, with which they were the :nre of the batteries by land and sea; and second, practically deaa-shots. CBesides that, each had a dag-the most accurate marksmanship ever shown in a ger with an eight inch blade. naval fight, for the Spanish fleet was shot to pieces They reported to the officer of the deck when they in less than two hours." were ready to go, and a boat was lowered with half a "It was right here: I guess," said Joe, stopping on dozen marines; they were sent ashore at Cavite, the beach at a point opposite one of the wrecks, where the young midshipman in command of the boat "that those who escaped from a watery grave must informed the lieutenant, who had command of the have landed." fort an:d arsenal, that the two were to be permitted ''Yes, I guess it was," assented Yankee Doodle, to pass the sentinel line and be re-admitted without 11 "and it must have been just about here that the question. Spanish admiral himself swam ashore and made his The two boys then shook hands with the young mid-way to Manila on foot. He must have thought that shipn.an, and wended their way across the neck of the Americans were the most terr;fic fighters in the land that connected Cavite with the mainland. world, for not a single ship in his squadron remained "Now, Jo!i!," said Yankee Doodle to his compan-afloat when the battle ended." ion, "we don't know a thing about these natives here, I "Come to think of it," said Joe, "it is good marksbut as they all understand Spanish, it will be very I manship that wins battles on land or sea." easy for us to explain what we want and where we "So it is; you know how it was in Cuba. Both are going if we should run across any of them." Spaniards and Cubans fired recklessly, so that nine "Oh, yes," said Joe ; "we have our revolvers, and out of ten shots flew harmlessly overhead. Even if they give us any trouble we'll pop lead into 'em." their sharpshooters were miserably poor .shots, as "Oh, that won't do!" said Yankee Doodle. "If many of them were known to have fired a dozen times they don't understand us we mustn't put up any belat a man on horseback not over two hundred yards ligerent front at all, )Jut show a friendly spirit, and away without hitting him." ask them to take us to their chief Aguinaldo, for all "Oh, yes," laughed Joe, "I saw that once myself. of them certainly understand that they and the AmerOne of Roosevelt's Rough R\ders drew a bead on the icans _are fighting a common foe, and that we are here fellow five hundred yards away, and brought him to help them as far as we can. No matter how suspidown at the first shot." cious they may be of us, we must pretend to have the They passed on up the road, until they struck anutmost confidence in them. Of course they will take other which seemed to run parallel with the city inus to the chief, to whom I can readily explain our mis-stead of straight to it, and into that turned with sion. '' the expectation of soon meeting some of the insurgents. "Say," said Joe, "have we any letter from the adThey had gone but a little way on that road, when miral to the chief ?" Joe suddenly touched Yankee Doodle by the arm, and Not a line," was the reply. The admiral has already had an interview with him, and as we do not look like Spaniards, he cannot take us for anybody else but Americans, and as all Americans are the friends of the Filipinos by reason of our being at war with Spain, no letter is at all necessary." "Oh, I guess it's all right," said Joe, "but one can never tell what these half-civilized people will do." "Oh, I think they have their share of plain common sense, which we often find lacking in the most refined Christian said: "Looli out! I saw three or four fellows dodge into the bushes away up the road there ahead of us." CHAPTER II. THE SPANISH CAPTAIN'S LESSON. ON hearing Joe's warning Yankee Doodle a sudden stop, and asked : "Are you sure ?" "'" Dead sure," replied Joe. How many were there?" came to

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4 Y A NKE E DOOD L E WIT H A G UINALDO. "Some three or four, but there may have been wounding him so grievously that he dropped his rifle more." and clasped his horse's neck to avoid falling. "Were they armed ?" By that time Joe, who was out of sight in the "I don't know. bushes, opened fire on the other three. He evidently "Well, all we can do is to go ahead. They won't hit one of the horses, for he reared and plunged in a fire on us unless they take us for Spania.rds." way that nearly unseated his rider. "But what if they don't know what a Spaniard The other two fired once more at Yankee Doodle, looks like?" Joe asked. and then put spurs to their horses, dashed past him "Oh, well," laughed Yankee Doodle, "I guess at full speed as if trying to get out of the way. these people know a Spaniard when they see him. Joe ran out into the road and emptied one of his reCome along." volvers at them, but ineffectively. "See here, old man," said Joe, "don't get the idea "By George!'' exclaimed Yankee Doodle, "we've into your head that I'm afraid, for I'm not. got one of 'em." "Oh, I know that well enough. Those fellows ran "Yes," said Joe, "and I guess another one is done into the woods to get away from us, and I'll bet for." they'll let us pass by without showing themselves at By that time the natives showed up again, when all." Yankee Doodle asked them why they ran away. They passed on up the road, and when they reached "We didn't know how many there were, Senor the spot where Joe had seen the natives disappear in Americano !" exclaimed their leader, "and we were the bushes, about a dozen natives ran. out in front of going to shoot them as they rode by." them, gazing at them with inquisitive interest as one, "Well, that isn't the way to do," he told them. evidently their leader, asked in Spanish: "It is a bad plan to run from the enemy; but as you "Are you Americanos ?" left us alone, two against five, we followed you until "Si, senor," said Yankee Doodle, whereupon each they opened fire on us," and with that he ran his fin one of the natives seemed to be highly pleased at ger through the bullet hole 1n his hat. meeting them. "Did they hit you, Senor Americano ?" "We are glad to see the Americanos, senor," said "No, but they came pretty close to it," and he put their leader. "What can we do for you?" his hat on his head and fresh cartridges in his re" You can show us the way to your chief Aguin-volver. aldo," replied Yankee Doodle, "for we are sent to The Filipinos examined the dead Spaniard, and took him from the American admiral." from his body his cartridge belt and gathered up his "We will take you to him, Senor Americano," and rifle. The Spaniard's horse, however, had dashed on they started off up the road again, followed by the after the others, and thus escapBd. natives, who were chatting pleasantly with. each other One of the Filipinos handed the belt to Yankee Doo -as they walked along. dle, while another presented the Mauser rifle They had gone about three miles, when all of a sud"You may keep them," he said, "as I have no use den the natives dashed into the woods on the right for them. without uttering a word, leaving Yankee Doodle and They were highly elated, and thought the two young Joe by themselves in the road. Americanos very brave men in thus attacking more "What in thunder is the matter?" Joe asked. than twice their number; "Hanged if I know," replied Yankee Doodle; but They started forward again, leaving the body of a moment or two later five horsemen appeared in the dead Spaniard in the road. Presently they turned sight around a bend of the road, coming at a pretty into the bushes and entered a trail, through which fast gait. they were compelled to travel in single file. "By George, they're Spaniards!" exclaimed YanThe trail led into a very dense forest for a distance kee Doodle, .and both made a break for the bushes. of a couple of miles or so, and suddenly ended in a The five Spaniards had rifles and fired quickly. A camp of over a thousand Filipinos. They gathered bullet knocked Yankee Doodle's hat from his head, around the two boys by hundreds, listening to the sending it flying into the center of the road. stories of the party who had escorted them to "By George!" said he, "that's the best shot I cam,p. ever knew a Spaniard to make; but I'll be hanged if In a very few minutes everyone had heard the I'll let 'em get my hat," and with that he wheeled story of the fight in the road, a s well as the fact that around and darted out into t he middle of the road they had come from the admiral of the American fleet after it. to see the chief Aguinaldo. By the time he had recovered it two of the five They had still farther to go before reaching the horses were within fifty feet of him. headquarters of the chief, which was in a native farm" Halt! Halt!" they called in Spanish, firing at house a few miles south of the city of Manila. him as they charged upon him. Out on the right could be heard rifle shots, which Quick as a flash he drew his revolver and fired, were being fired with great irregularity. A runner knocking the foremost rider out of hi5 saddle. The had been sent on ahead to notify the chief that two next moment he blazed away at the second one, Americans were coming from the fleet to see him.

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YANKEE DOODLE WITH AGUINALDO. When Yankee Doodle and Joe were conducted into his presence they were surprised to find him a cool, quiet, self-possessed young man, with about as much of the savage displayed m his make-up as could be found in any ordinary citizen of the United States. He extended his hand to both of them, with the remark that he was always glad to see Americans, since they were the enemies of Spain. "Thank you, chief," said Yankee Doodle; "because you, too, are an enemy of Spain the American admiral has sent me to tender to you an invitation to visit him on his flag-ship in the bay near Oavite." "Indeed," said the chief, smiling as though greatly pleased. "And does he wish to see me?" "Yes, chief, he told me to say to you that he was extremely anxious to have you visit him, as he had much to say to you concerning the war between the United States and Spain, as well as hetween your people and the Spaniards now in the Philippines." "When does he wish to see me?" the chief asked. "Just as soon as you can get to him," replied Yankee Doodle ; and I am ready to return with you at any moment that suits your convenience." "Then we will start early in the morning, senor. I would go now, were it not that you had already made the journey and must need rest and food." "Suit yourself about that, chief. We Americans don't know what it is to be tired." "That's a whopper," remarked Joe, in English, "for I'm enough myself now to lie down and go to sleep." "So am I," remarked Yankee Doodle, "but I'm not chump enough to say so." The chief ordered refreshments, in the way of several kinds of tropical fruit to be brought into them, after which he asked them many questions that showed he was a keen observer, and expected much assistance of the American army, which the admiral had said, would certainly be sent to the island. Finally he put the question bluntly to Yankee Doodle: When will your army reach Manila?" "I am unable to say, chief, as it thousand miles from Manila to San Francisco. But they are coming as fast as ships can bring them. But let it be fast or slow, there is nothing to stop them except the wind and the waves. There are no Spanish war-ships in the Pacific since the destruction of Montojo's fleet in Manila bay." "Ah, senor That was a great fight," said the chief, his whole face lighting up, "and every Spanish ship was sent to the bottom." "Yes, chief, and a like fate will befall every ship of Spain that is met by one of ours. Our American seamen shoot straight, and so do the American sol diers." Yankee Doodle was diSposed to do a little bragging, and had no fear that he could overdo the thing since Dewey's splendid achievement in Manila Bay, so he added: "When the American army lands at Oavite they will march upon Manila, and take it inside of three hours after the first shot is fired." "It will be a glad day for my people, senor, when the Spanish flag is pulled down at Manila." "It will be done, chief," said Yankee Doodle, "as sure as the sun shines and the rain falls." "I believe you, senor, and the hearts of my people are glad that a great nation like yours has come to their rescue." Night came on, and comfortable hammocks were provided for the two boys, who, after their tiresome journey, were glad enough to roll into them. When they arose the next morning they were very much surprised at seeing a party of about seventy Spanish ]Jrisoners, who had been brought in the night before under a strong guard. Quite a number of them were wounded, but they were able to keep on their feet and march. The prisoners were very much surprised themselves at seeing two American youths in the insurgent camp. A Spanish captain beckoned to Yankee Doodle, who at once went to his side. "Do you understand Spanish?" the captain asked. "Si, capitan," he answered "You are Americano ?" "Si, capitain." "Then you can tell me, perhaps, what the Filipinos intend to do with us?" Indeed, I cannot," said Yankee Doodle ; "but it is probable that they may accord you the same treatment that Spanish officers have been in the habit of serving out to them. How have you been treating them?" "We have been treating them," said the captain, "just as all civilized nations treat those who have re belled against their authority. We generally shoot rebel leaders, but let their common soldiers go free." "And do you call that civilization?" Yankee Doo dle asked. "It is the custom of nations," returned the captain. "It may be so, capitan, but it isn't Christianity or civilization. A few years ago in America we had a great civil war, lasting four years, in which a million men were killed; yet when the rebels laid down their arms not a man was hanged or shot. Hence you un derstand that we have a right to claim to be a civil ized people as well as a Christian nation. If Spain shoots her rebels, why should she complain when the rebels shoot Spanish soldiers when captured ?" The prisoner made no reply; and after a pause of a minute or two Yankee Doodle remarked: Admiral Dewey exacted from Aguinaldo a solemn promise that no act of barbarity should be committed by the Filipinos; that the prisoners of war should be spared and treated kind ly, and that the lives of women and children should be respected and private property exempt from destruction. So you see that it is the civilization of America that has come to the Philippines in time to save the lives of y o urself and your men.

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6 YANKEE DOODLE Wl'rH AGUINALDO. The Spaniard straightened himself up to his full height, and haughtily returned: "Senor Americano, our condition at this moment is the result of war between America and Spain. This insurgent force would not now here be under arms, but for tM presence of an American fleet in the waters of Manila Bay." "Very true, capitan, but the soil of the Philippines has been drenched with the blood of its people by Spanish butcheries for three centuries. America has reached out across the broad Pacific to pull down the flag of Spain, drive it from the Archipelago, and she is going to do it in the interest of humanity and civ ilization. She will fight Spain to the death; but when Spaniards are captured in battle, or throw down their arms in token of surrender, they will be treated with all the kindness accorded prisoners of war by the most enlightened nations." started off in the direction of the coast to pay hi2 visit to the admiral. On the way Yankee Doodl e conversed with him on many topics, finding that he was a well educated man who possessed a vast influence over his people. He asked Yankee Doodle many questions about the American.form of government and the population and resources of the great republic. His education hav in g been finished in Spain, where he was sent when a youth by his father, he naturally had a very vague idea of the resources of America. He was lamentably ignorant of American but had a very great opinion of the power and resources of Spain. "Spain," said Yankee Doodle, "has been losing both power and influence ever since the days of Charles V., during which time she has passed down the scale from a first-rate to a fifth-rate power. The trouble with the Spaniards is that they know nothing of the rest of the world. Education there is confined CHAPTER III. almost exclusively to the wealthy classes, as the great body of the population can neither read nor YANKEE DOODLE FLOORS A MONK. write. lt is the intelligence of a people_that makes a WHEN Yankee Doodle turned again to Aguinaldo nation great, for knowledge is power. The general he left the Spanish prisoners satisfied that their lives impression among illiterate people is that brute force would be spared. The chief, however, asked him makes a nation great, on the principle that might what the Spaniard wanted. makes right; but among educated, civilized people "He merely wished to know if you were going to the pen is mightier than the sword. In America are shoot them," replied Yankee Doodle, with a smile on millions of poor people who read and study and think; his face. they invent machinery, excel in the arts and sciences, "I certainly would were I a Spaniard," remarked and rise to position through the force of intellect, the chief. "I am treating them, though, not as they thus making public opinion stronger than law. It is deserve, but in accordance with my promise made to through thA press that great questions are discussed, your admiral." and the masses of the people become informed in such "If you keep that promise to the letter, chief, it will J a way as to redound to the good of all. Were all give you a reputation in Europe and America that I your people able to read and write they would soon will be of more benefit to your people than all the bat-find out ways and means to better their condition in tles you could win." I Iif e, and thus build up commercial interests that "Indeed!" and the chief raised his eyebrows and would make them great and prosperous." glanced inquiringly at the American youth. 1 The chief was deeply interested in all he heard, and "Yes, chief, for your people are regarded through-long be.fore they reached the shores of the bay bact out the civilized world as little better than savages. become more like a personal friend and companion to You will prove that they are not, and hence our gov-the three Americans than what he really was, a great ernment can say to the other fellows that the Filipinos chief of a semi-civilized tribe. are worthy of consideration and fair treat.ment, and When they reached the shores of the bay, they will see that they get it." were in sight of the American fleet, lying off shore "They shall certainly see," said the chief, with a J several miles _away. They _were. seen from the deck good deal of emphasis, "that I am a man of my word; of the flag-ship by the admiral himself, who watched but my people have suffered so much at the hands of I them through a spy-glass. Spain it is extremely difficult for me to hold them in By the time they had reached the place of landing check. If my people are permitted to liYe unmolested at Oavite, the admiral's gig was there to receive by the powers that be, they will prove themselves to them. Only he and Yankee Doodle entered it, leavbe as good as the people of any other country. ing Joe behind with the escort. "I believe you," replied Yankee Doodle, "and so The admiral received Aguinaldo in a very cordial does the admiraL" manner, having met him twice before. He escorted The prisoners were marched away under guard and him to his cabin, where they remained closeted toYankee Doodle saw no more of them. He heard from gether for a couple of hours, during which time others, though, that more than a thousand Spaniards Yankee Doodle was detailing to'the other officers of had been captured tluring the last week, and that they the fleet the incidents of his trip. were being kindly treated. The officers laughed heartily over the story of the Soon after the disappearance of the prisoners, uneasiness of the Spanish officer who had been capAguinaldo, accompanied by a considerable escort, tured by the insurgents.

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Y A NKEE DOODLE WITH AGUINALDO. 7 .. "There was no mistake about it," laughed Yanl1ee "All right," said the sergeant; "I'll take the Doodle. "He was badly 'frightened when I told him chances if you will." they would probably be treated just as the Spaniards They were soon on the way a .gain, and by nightfall had been in the habit of treating the insurgents when had reached the village where Yankee Doodle and Joe captured. He frankly admitted that they had been had spent the night of the first day they left Cavite. in the habit of shooting insurgent leaders, claiming The presence of Aguinaldo in the village caused no that other civilized nations did the same thing." little uneasiness among the residents, for they sus" Well," said one 1Ji. the officers, ''he was right pected that he was meditating a move in that direc-from a European standpoint." tion that would force them to leave their homes. "Of course he was, and that's what made him Yankee Doodle assured several of them, however, sick." that he was simply on his way back to headquarters ''What do you think of this Aguinaldo ?" one of after paying a visit to the American admiral. the asked. The supply of tropical fruits on which they feasted "He is a remarkable man," was the reply, "and was so abundant, that Joe remarked to Yankee has a big crowd with him out there in the woods. Doodle: They believe in him, and since the destruction of the "This beats Cuba, old man." Spanish fleet he has brought into th,e field a "Yes," was the reply, "for sometimes it was a force than ever before. But they doR t know a thmg hard matter tu get anything to eat in the neighbor about military tactics.". I hood of Santiago, but I guess it was because there "Of sa1d the officer, "and I guess I were so many to be fed. The supply here, however, they never w1ll. . seems to be unlimited, and it is all the more str&nge '' Oh, yes, they w1ll; for the Spamards have comon account of the vast population of Manila." mitted the .great of and drilling Besides fruit they had other prepared food, but they several reg1ments of nat1ves, who w1ll some day, and didn't seem to oare much about it. that very soon, turn against them." .n th ht A ld t lk d 'th tt . .1.1urmg e rug guma o a e w1 pre y Wh1le Yankee Doodle was talkmg w1th the officers 1 11th t f th .11 h'l th . near y a e prommen men o e v1 age, w 1 e e the adm1ral s cabm boy came up and sa1d he was tl A d t d th 1 t th t d th b 1ree mer1eans evo e emse ves o e women wan e m e ca m. and girls. They all belonged to what is called there He hastened at once to respond to the call. the Mestizo population, being descendants of inter" Yankee Doodle," said the admiral, ''Chief Aguin-marriages between Spaniards or Europeans and na aldo sayiil that he would like to have you return with tives. him to his camp for a few days, or as long as you wish to stay. If you care to go, you are at liberty to do Some of the women and girls were very beautiful, so." with an easy grace of manner that was charming. "Thank you, admiral," he replied, "I will be pleased to go with him provided Joe and Sergeant Bowles can accompany me." "I would be glad to have all three of you," said the chief. All right, then, we will go with you." The chief then took leave of the admiral, and en tered the gig aga.in followed by Yankee Doodle. When they reached the shore at Uavite, the latter in formed Joe that they were to return with the chief and remain there as long as they wished to. "That's a 'picnic," said Joe, very much pleased over the prospect. The sergeant and Yankee Doodle had become great They plied the three with questions about America and Americans, evincing the greatest curiosity to find out all they could about them. In conversation with one of the mother s of a large family, Yankee Doodle soon found out that the con trolling influence with them all was that of the monks, who seemed to possess almost unlimited sway over them. Their entire education was made up almost entirely of religious superstitions, and it amused them exceed ingly to listen to them. A couple of monks entered the house while they were there. They were fat, jolly fellows, who greeted him pleasantly, and one of them entered into conversation with him. friends since the latter had met two of his cowboy He soon found that the monk was loyal to Spain in comrades in Cuba, hence the request that he be perI every fibre of his nature, for he several times depre mitted to return with him and Joe. cated the invasion of the island by the Americans to The chief lost no time in leaving Cavite with his disturb the tranquility of a peaceful people. escort, and as Joe and the sergeant had already pack"We have nothing to do with the war, Senor eel up such things as they needed, went along with Americano," said the monk, "for it is our duty and them. None of them had any arms other than their aim in life to look after the souls of our people." revolvers, and the sergeant called Yankee Doodle's "I can assure you, father," said Yankee Doodle, attention to that fact, saying that they might need "that it is not the aim of the American government rifles. or of her soldiers to interfere with the religious orders "Oh, we can soon get Mausers," laughed Yankee in any way whatever. We have chaplains with every Doodle, "for they are knocking Spaniards over every regiment in our army to look a .fter the soldiers." clay out there. shrugged his shoulders, elevating his eye-

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8 YAN K E E DOODLE WIT H AGUINALDO brows in 9o manner that saia. a great deal, but he made no further comment, further than to say : "War is a great evil." "So it is, father," he assented, "and it is a great pity that two Christian nations should send armies in to the field to destroy each other in battle, but it has been so ever since man first appeared upon earth." "So it has, my son; but God has willed it so that the right might triumph." "There I differ with you, father, for I don't believe that God has willed that one man should slay an other. I think we are too much prone to say that cer tain things are in accordance with the will of God or. the work of the devil." "I do not think you know anything about it, my son," said the monk, shrugging his shoulders. "You may be right, father; nevertheless I don't be lieve that Christian nations should fight each other." "Then why has your country attacked Spain ?" the monk asked, with a degree of sternness in his tone. "That is a great question, father. It began with the troubles in Cuba so far away from the Phillip pines that I doubt very much if you could understand it if I explained it to you." "Why did you not fight it out in Cuba, then; why have you come here! The Filipinos have done no wrong to your people .'' "We have come to strike Spain, not the l!'ilipinos, father; and we think we are doing the Filipinos more good than harm in destroying the power of Spain in these islands." "No, no !'' said the priest, shaking his head, "by right of discovery. "That is a difference without a distinction, father. The islands were not lost. They were placed here on the day of creation, and Spain had no more right to tl'l.em when her naYigators first saw them three hundred yea.rs ago than we have to-day. She took possession of them by force of might, and we are go ing to do the same thing. If it is wrong for us to do so now, it was wrong for Spain to do it three centur ies ago." "No, no!" said the monk; "Spain's mission was one of m ercy, for we Christianized these people, whom we found to be heathens." "Oh, come now, father," laughed Yankee Doodle ; '"Spain has just appealed to the nations of Christen dom against us, charging that we have armed sav ages a Christian nation, so you see she claims that the Filipinos are yet savages." That floored the monk, and he retired in a very bad humor, after pronouncing an anathema against all Americans. The women were astonished that a mere youth should have worsted one of the all-powerful monks so easily. "Senora," said he to one of the mothers, "rt10nks are only men, who can do no more than other men. They are all right as long as they confine themselves to their religious duties, and all wrong when they attempt to intermeddle with the affairs of govern ment, civil or milita.ry. In my country the people hold that everybody should have the right to worship God in his own way, and that no one else should in" You cannot destroy it," said the monk, shaking terfere with him." his head, "for God wi)l not permit y ou to do so." "Are they all infidels, senor?" the woman asked. "It seems He has permitted us to destroy the "No, senora; we are a Christian people, who war-Spanish fleet," returned Yankee Doodle, "and I am ship the same God that you do, and we are a happy, of the opinion that when our army arrive s we will de-contented people, caring little about the way our stroy or capture the Spanish army in Manila. vve neighbors live, so long as they behave themselves. certainly shall do no harm to the Filipinos." We are a people who love each other, love our homes, That remark had a thrilling effect on the half score and take care of our women and children, so .as to of women who were listening, for the monks had been make them happy and comfortable all through life telling them all along that the Americans were sav"That seems to me to be right, senor," remarked ages and infidels, who would destroy their religious anothe r one of the women institutions and make slaves of the people. ''It seems so to us, senora," said he, after which The monk himself noted the effect of it, and a scowl the conversation changed to other topics, for neither swept over his face. 1 he nor the women considered themselves competent "It is all wrong, all wrong," said he, shaking his to discuss theological questions; but when the monk head. "You should have fought out in Cuba where tackled him; the indomitable spirit of young America the trouble began instead of coming half way around impelled him to stand up for his side. the world to bring war to the doors of a peaceful, "Are all the American soldiers young men like innocent people." yourself?" one of the girls asked. Father," said Yankee Doodle, "the Philippines j "We h ave no old 1 men in the senorita, so w,e are also half way around the world from Spain; tell young men have to do the fightmg. But we don t me why it is that an army of ten thousand Spanish mind it much, for we don't think the Spaniards are soldiers are quartered here, on a peaceful, innocent very hard to whip. We are going to smash their army people?" just as we did fleet, and then you will be troubled It was a home shot, a.nd the monk was intelligent no more by Spanish soldiers." enough to feel the full force of it. Yet he replied : "These islands belong to the crown of Spain. "So they do," assented Yankee Doodle, "by right of conquest. I CHAPTER IV. A TERRIBLE SLAUGHTER OF FILIPINOS. EARLy the next morning Aguinaldo pushed on for

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YANKEE DOODLE WITH AGUINALDO. his where he found everything as he I Doodle found that scarcely half of the Filipinos in the had left it the day before. There had been but little party could speak Spanish; the others spoke only the fighting during his absence, but his men were all native tongue, and made up a motley crowd such as eager to be led against the enemy. the three Americans had never seen before in all their On inquiry Yankee Doodle learned that the insur-lives. gents bad no artillery, save a battery of six-pounders But as thel were Americanos, (as they were callwhich they had recently captured at a small Spanish ed,) the natives had a very exalted opinion of their outpost. None of those who had captured the bat-fighting qualities, on account of Dewey's destruction tery knew how to handle it, and yet they stood in of the Spanish fleet. great awe of the big guns. I They all wondered, however, why it was they had It had by a force come I no other arms the revolvers in belts. from a considerable distance fron;t the mterwr who 1 "Say, boys," said Yankee Doodle, "If we can get had but few fire-arms. When Yankee Doodle saw hold of three good Mausers we ought to do so." them he asked for particulars the fight of their I was thinking so myself," was the reply of the leader, but the fellow spoke a Jargon he could not sergeant; "but where are we to get them? There understand isn't over five hundred in this crowd of a thousand. "They don't all speak Spanish," he said to him-self, as he looked around at the uncouth crowd. "No, senor," said one of Aguinaldo's staff. "These men come from over the mountains where but few Spaniards ever go." "What tongue do they speak?" Yankee Doodie asked. "It is original Filipino." "Do you understand it?" Oh, yes, senor ; perfectly." "Well," said he, "I'd like to see it in print, for I never heard anything like it." "That is the way your English sounds to us.,senor," remarked the native officer. I suppose so," laughed Yankee Doodle. "Still it doesn't make such a jargon to you as that fellow's speech does to me." men." Well, we must look out for them somewhere, n said Yankee Doodle. "Maybe we'll get a chance to pick them up from the enemy." When they reached the place they found that the Spanish post was defended by about six hundred sol diers. It was an. old stone building that had once been used by the monks as a church, in the lower part. of which were many living rooms more like cells than otherwise, and all around it, for a distance of a hundred yards or so from the old building was a line of intrenchments, behind which the Spaniards had been defending themselves for a couple of weeks. As near as Yankee Doodle could find out by close questioning, the garrison had a good supply of provisions, with plenty of water from several wells, which had been sunk inside the intrenchments, but. outside of the old church. The natives were coming and going continuously, reporting to the chief and receiving instructions. Yet Yankee Doodle, Joe and the sergeant, went clear, all day long distant firing could be heard, Sh
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10 YANKEE DOODL E WITll A G UINALDO. and pointed out to him the impossibility of taking the j thing else besides courage was necessary to win bat-place by assault. tles. The young officer seemed to catch his idea, and said "Prudence and generalship often accomplish a great he would take :p.im to the leader to have a talk with deal more than desperate fighting," he said. him. "Before daylight uhe next morning Yankee Doodl e, Yankee Doodl e found that the chief in command of J Joe and the sergeant tool< up a position in the edge of the party was an elderly man who bad gained consid -the woods, from which they could view the fight on erable prestige by reducing a little outpost the week three sides. The old chief, just before he gave the before, capturing about one hundred and twenty-order for the assault, joined them, and remarked to five Spaniards. .He was a full-blooded native who Yankee Doodle: could speak Spanish fluently. "We will soon be inside over there, Senor Ameri" We can take it, senor," said he very firmly, "for we have men enough with us now to rush over their intrenchments and crush them by force of numbers." "You might do so, chief," said Yankee Doodle, "but it will cost the lives of nearly half your com mand." "But we would kill or capture the Spaniards," said the old fellow, who seemed to think that that would pay for his losses. cano." "Yes, chief," he replied. "a great many of your men will get inside and die there; but you won't capture the old church." "You will see, senor," and with that he strode away and gave the order for the attack It was very plain to the three Americans that the Spaniards themselves wer. e fully aware that the at tack was to be made, for they were in the trP.nches waiting for the onslaught before the stars had faded "Maybe so, chief, but if they can be captured with out that loss, why should you have so many of your away. men killed?" At first the natives opened fire with all the fire" w h t t l th h f b 1 .11 d arms they had, and kept it up about fifteen or twenty e ave o am e c ances o emg n e . S A mmutes. Then they closed m on the mtrenchments ertor merrcano. 'I 'tl 'ld 1 WI 1 a WI rus 1 true; but th_e best general is he_ ac, When they were within fifty yards of the breastw1th the least loss of hfe. wotks, the Spaniards pumped lead into them with I don t thml-.. 1t would cost so Senor Amer-such de dly effect that the whole front lin e went icano, and to-morrow if they do not surrender we will clown. make the attack." The others, however, rushed on with an impetuous Yankee Doodle saw at once that the chief was deter-dash that caused the sergeant to exclaim : mined to capture it by assault if possible, so he simply "Lord, but they are brave fellows!" said : "So they are," said Y :1nl{ee Doodle, "but they lack "You will make a mistake, chief, for while you discipline." have nearly four men to their one, they are all armed went pell-mell over the intrenchments on the with the Mauser, whilst you have not over fiye hun-east and west sides in a confused mass. The Span dred weapons of that kind in your command. You iards, to avoid being actually run over by them, slowly will be defeated." fell back over the lawn in the directiO n of the old Nearly all the native officers were standing around church, seeing which, the defenders on the south side at the time and heard what he said. The conversadid likewise, but all the time pouring a deadly fire in tion ended there, and that night the chief divided his to their assailants, who fell by scores force into four parties, instructing their leaders to At the same time a deadly fire from every window begin the assault on four sides at daylight. of the old church was being poured into them, which "Say, pard," said the sergeant to Yankee Doodle, held them in check just long enough to enable those "we had better keep out of this thing." from the trenches to take refuge inside. "So I think," said Joe. The great oaken doors were closed, but the natives "Of course," said Yankee Doodle. "It is going hurled themselves against-them with all their force to be a band to hand slaughter, and I, for do not and weight. They might as well have thrown them-propose to get into it." selves against a solid stone wall, for they seemed to "What are you going to do then," he asked. )Je equally as strong. "I am going to keep out of it," was the reply. The fight raged for nearly an hour, by which time "Just look on, eh ?" three or four huudred natives lay killed and wounde d "Yes. I have just told him what it was, and I inside the intrenchments, while as many more h a d can't do anything more. If he wins he'll have the fallen outside. l a ugh on us; if he lo ses h e will probably regret that SudQ.enly they gave way and fled as in a panic, he didn't take our advice." I seeking shelter in the woods. The old chief himself During the night the sergeant talked with several had fallen. The repulse was complete, while their of the leaders, and learned from them that the genlosses were too great to be calculated. eral impression was that thethree Americans were Not a word cam.e from the defenders of the post, afraid. He very frankly warned them that some, save where orders were shouted by the officers.

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YANKEE DOODLE WITH AGUINALDO. 11 \ithin five minutes after the fight the Spaniards came out of the old church to look after their wounded. They picked up more than fifty of their comrades and borethem back into the building., whilst perhaps a score or so had been killed outright. Many of them were seen to dispatch wounded natives with their bayonets. Some few were shot. The dead and wounded Filipinos were thrown over tl1e intrenchments, after which a Spanish officer called out that they could come and take them away without danger Filipinos, raised it to his shoulder, aimed quickly and fired. The two Spaniards were nearly three hundred yards away, but the foremost one dropped his bucket, staggered a few steps and fell. The other started to run back to the building, but the sergeant caught him on the run, anq he, too, fell, as though instantly killed CHAPTER V. to themselves. YANKEE DOODLE COMMANDS IN A BATTLE AND WINSDuring the entire fight the thre, Senor Americana." posted the Filipinos in the woods on four sides of the "Very true; but we will be in the bushes where old churcLYto keep a watch out for any Spaniard that they cannot see l'ls, and they will have to expose might show himself. themselves at the windows, where we can pick them During the next two or three hours they had found otf. Then again, if they attempt to reach the breast-about a dozen Filipinos who, by taking a deliberate works they will be exposed to our fire for a distance aim, could hit a man at that distance, two or three of a hundred yards on all sides." times out of fi. ve shots. Yankee Doodle also found that he had to explain to They held the enemy at bay until late in the after-them that it was utterly useless to fire at a man unnoon, when a small flag of truce was waved from one less they took deliberate aim before pulling the trig-of the windows. ger. At that moment a couple of Spanish soldiers emerged from the old stone building and went toward one of the wells for water. "Sergeant," said Yankee Doodle, "show them how to knock a man over with a Mauser." The sergeant snatched a Mauser from one of the "Hello," said the sergeant; "surely they don't mean to surrender ?" and as it was on his side of the building he at once answered the signal by waving bis handkerchief from the point of a stick. A few minutes later a Spanish officer emerged from the building, bearing a pocket handkerchief fastened to the point of his sword.

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YANKEE DOODLE WITH .AGUINALDO. The sergeant went forward to meet him and the Those who attempted to go to the trenches from two men on top of the breastworks. the building after sunrise were shot do\Yn, and a like The Spaniard seemed very much surprised at find-fate overtook those who attempted to return from the ing an American where he expected to meet a native. trenches to the of the building. "Who are you ?" he asked. During all this time the wounded soldiers within "I am an American soldier." were without. water, and their suffering was intense, "Are there any other Americans here ?" indescribable, in fact. "There's a few of us," was the reply. About noon another white flag wa' s waved from a "What is your rank?" window on the west s1de. Yankee Doodle himself an" I am high private, with the ra11k of sergeant in swered it by attaching his handkerchief to the muzzle the American army, but at present detailed to the of a Mauser. The same officer who had met the sercommand of a native force. But I don't know whether geant met him. I am a general, or a colonel, or a capta. in, or a grand "Who are you ?" the officer asked. high cockaloorum." "I am an American soldier in command of the "Is there no American officer here?" force now in your front," replied Yankee Doodle. "No, unless you consider me one. What do you "Are you an Americano ?" want?" "I have just told you that I am." 1 want to march unmolested to Manila." "You are very young for such a responsibility." "You can't do that," said the sergeant, "unless "Maybe I am," he replied, "but I trust you will you surrender." give me credit for being equal to it, as I have had "We are not going to surrender," said the officer, command here ever since the battle yesterday mo -rnshaking his head, ''but we are willing to give up the ing. What do you wish?" post "On condition that we are not molested in return"We wish to surrender the post on condition that ing to Manila." we are allowed to return to Manila with our arms." "You must surrender," said the sergeant, "for the "That is impossible," said Yankee Doodle. "You chief who commanded the assault this morning is must surrender unconditionally, or fight it out to the dead, and American soldiers are in command now, so bitter end." no such folly will be repeated." "Then we will continue to fight," said the officer. "I have nothing more to say to you, then," said the "All right," said Yankee Doodle. "It amuses you, Spaniard, wheeling around and marching back to the I no doubt, and doesn't hurt us; so you are at liberty old stone church. to keep up the fight until you have got enough of it." The sergeant returned to the woods, and at once "How would we be treated as prisoners?" the ran around to the west side to report to Yankee Spaniard asked. Doodle what had taken place. "As prisoners of war," was the reply; "not one of "Good!" said the latter, "for that shows they are you will be hurt." in a hole. I am told they have plenty of provisions "Wha. t guarantee can you give that we will not inside, but they have taken their dead and wounded be harmed?" in. If they have no way of burying the dead in there, I "None, whatever, except the honor of an American a couple of days longer will force them to surrender, soldier." for in this hot climate a dead body will become off en"That would be sufficient," said the officer, "so sive within twenty-four hours." far as American soldiers are concerned, but can you The firing was kept up until night came on. A full control the Filipinos?" moon gave a light sufficient to enable the sharp"I can," was the reply, "as they have promised to shooters to draw beads on any Spaniard who at-obey all orders. How many men have you?" tempted to reach the well. ''About four hundred besides our wounded." They made several efforts to do so, but each time "Now, see here," said Yankee Doodle, "you had met with disaster. Then a little after midnight they better surrender and take your W'Ounded to the city rushed out for the purpose of regaining their position with you. But you will have to sign a parole not to in the trenches. But the hundred yards of open space ight again until exchanged .-between the building and the breastworks exposed "That would be a recognition of the i _nsurgents," them to a deadly fire. said the officer. "Were I to surrender on such terms, ,About half of them succeeded in getting into the I would be court-martialed and shot. I would rather trenches, where they were compelled to remain or else die defending the post." again expose themselves to the deadly aim of the "I will parole you, then, not to fight against the sharpshooters in attempting to return. Americans until exchanged?" When da.yiight came they were in greater peril "But you have no right to parole a prisoner, not than ever, fer, a;s the line of breastworks formed a being an American officer." complete circle around the buHding, those in the Yanl{ee Doodle laughed, saying: trenches that fronted th
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DOODLE WITH AGUINALDO. 13 a Spanish soldier makes it incumbent upon us to I them cannot understand Spanish, and we cannot d1e at our post rather than to surrender under such understand them." conditions." "Oh, in the course of time we may be able to weed "You have a very exaggerated idea of honor," re those fellows out and fill up the ranks with those who turned Yankee Doodle. "You had better drop it can speak Spanish." and let common sense settle the matter." Before midnight they had divided the men into ten The: Spaniard shook his head, declaring that he companies, to be officered by the native officers who would not surrender unless he and his men were per-had survived the fight. The officers were instructed to mitted to return to Manila taking their arms with hold their companies together, so they could handle them. them for the execution of any orders they might re" Impossible," said Yankee Doodle, and each re-ceive. to his post, after which the sharpshooting was Early the next morning they began the march to-resumed. wards the city, the Spanish prisoners bearing their Another night passed and desultory firing was kept wounded on litters. Of course it was a slow, tedious up. The next morning the entire force rushed out march, as every quarter of a mile they were forced to from the stone building, charged in a body to the stop to afford those who were bearing the litters a breastworks, passed over it and attempted to cut chance to rest. their way through on the west side where Yankee When they had gone about seven or eight miles Doodle was commanding. they were met by Aguinaldo and his staff. The chief The latter was a.stounded at the sudden and unex-had heard the whole story from a number who had pected move, and had great in holding the participated in the fight. Filipinos in hand. The sergeant, however, quickly He grasped the hands of the three Americans, divined the situation and rushed to his assistance shook them warmly, thanking them for the services with three hundred natives, whilst Joe came up on they had rendered. the other side with his force. Chief," said Yanltee Doodle, "the Filipinos are A terrific hand to hand fight ensued, which lasted brave men, but they need officers who will not sacri nearly thirty minutes, at the end of which tiine the flee them by engaging in reckless fighting. I tried to Spaniards threw down tlieir arms and asked forquar-persuade the chief from making the attacl< yesterday ter. morning, but in vain, and hundreds of lives were use-Never did men work harder than the three Amer-lessly sacrificed." icans in trying to save the lives of the remnant of the "Yes, Senor I have heard the whole garrison. Nearly one half of them were killed and I story. I am sorry It happened, and yet glad that the wounded before they could put a stop to it. was won." Nearly two hundred and fifty prisoners were cappnsoners are yo .urs, chief, said_ Yankee tured, with all their arms and ammunition. They Doodle, I hope you will treat them kmdly, for were placed under a strong guard, and told to bury they fou!fht like brave men, and deserve to be treated their dead and look after their wounded. as such. The natives were jubilant, as nearly six hundred "Not one of them shall be harmed, senor," reM:auser rifles had been captured with a supply of pro-turned the chief, "for I h:we pledged my word of visions sufficient to feed five hundred men for more honor to the admiral to that effect. than two weeks. Yankee Doodle was relieved of his prisoners, after The Spanish officer who had attempted negotiations escaped unharmed, and he complimented Yanli:ee Doodle on the effectiveness of his work. "Thank you," was the reply. "I have done the best I could, and must say that I think you have done the same." They encamped during the night on the place, but a courier was sent at once to inform Aguinaldo of the result of t;he expedition. "Sergeant," said Yankee Doodle, "what do you say to organizing a regiment of these fellows, and teaching them something about military tactics and discipline ?" "Just the thing," was the reply; "but will we be allowed to do it?" which he returned with Aguinaldo to his head quarters. That night hundreds of the Filipinos told their com rades the story of the fight, and they all looked upon the three Americans, particularly Yankee Doodle, as great fighters who had been sent to their assistance by Admiral Dewey. It was the first time since the insurgents began the fight against the Spaniards where a fight had ended in the total loss of the force defending a post. Heretofore some always escaped to carry the news to the captain-general at Manila. In conversation with Aguinaldo, Yankee Doodle asked permission to organize a regiment of natives, who could speak the Spanish language. I want men," he said, "who can understand an order when it is given. There were hundreds with us "?h, I will be no kick on that. We'll yesterday who could not, .and had to be told by those try It anyway. who could what the orders were." ''All right," said the sergeant; "there must be "There are plenty of them," said the chief, "and about a thousand of them here now, but about half of l you may have all you wish."

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1 4 YAN KEE DOODLE WITH A GUI N ALD O "Very well, then," returned Yankee Doodle, "we will organize them to-morrow, and appoint their captains. The chief then informed him that there were quite a number of Filipinos who had seen.service in native regiments commanded by Spanish officers, who had dtlserted and come to him. "I don't want them," said Yankee Doodle. ''What's the matter?" the chief asked. "I have no faith in a deserter." "They are all right," said Aguinaldo. "Maybe they are," was the reply, "but I don't want them. The history of the world has never shown a deserter who was worthy of confidence Those fellows who fought against their country for Spanish gold, have deserted because they have found themselves on the losing side You will make a mistake if you trust any of them," and Yankee Doodle shook his head very emphatically. CHAPTER VI. YANKEE DOODLE HEMS IN A SPANISH FORCE AND SHOWS THEM WHAT YOUNG AMERICA CAN DO. WHEN it became known in the insurgent camp that Yankee Doodle wanted volunteers for a regiment to be. led by himself and his two comrades, enough of them came forward to form a brigade. He would have but one thousand, though, and soon had ten companies of one hundred men each. He was to be first in command, the sergeant second and Joe third. The captains and lieutenants were selected by Aguinaldo himself at the request of Yankee Doodle As soon as the officers were appointed Y aukee Doodle called them around him and told them in a few plain, simple but emphatic words that the first duty of a soldier was to obey orders, and he wanted everyone of them to pledge himself to obey every order received no matter what the consequences might be. They very promptly made the pledge, and then each one was given a saber which had been captured from the enemy. That done, he and Joe and the sergeant proceeded to instruct them in the A B C of driil tactics, keeping it up for hours at a time. They proved to be very apt pupils, and after two days of constant drilling were told to go to their companies and put them through in the same way. A prouder set of natives could not have been found through the entire host of insurgents. They were in structed in the science of aiming at and hitting a target; at the same time impressing it upon each one the folly of pulling a trigger before aiming. from you. Up to this time there was only one Yan kee Doodle in the whole world, and now there are over a thousand of them. " Oh, that's all right !" he replied. I guess they feel proud enough to uphold the honor of the name." "Oh, no doubt of that," assented the sergeant, "but the impression will go out that you conferred the name on them yourself." "Oh, the deuce!" he exclaimed; "I never thought of that!" and the look of dismay on h1s face made the sergeant roar with laughter. The next 'day Joe said to Yankee Doodle that every Filipino in the regiment was calling himself a "Yan kee Doodle," and wc; mld not answer to any other name. "Yes, yes," he replied, "I made a mistake in not having it and now a thousand others have appropriated it. It can't be helped, I sup pose "No," said Joe, "for they are prouder of it than a boy with his first pair of copper-toed boots. "Oh, well it's all right; we'll have to teach them to keep up the honor of the name." "That's the only way," laughed Joe, "for they are going to cling to it all the rest of their lives.'; There is only one thing more we need," continued Joe. ''What is that?" "A fife and drum.'' "Oh, you be hanged! I won't have it; no one else could work it but you and I, and were we.to do so the American army and navy, as well as the entire Spanish army, would roll on the ground laughing at us.'' "I guess they would," laughed Joe, "but we are in this thing for the fun we can get out of it." "Yes, but I don't want it in that shape, and won't haYe it." As they stood talking over the matter a native ran up to Yankee Doodle almost o u t of breath, say-ing: "Senor Yankee Doodle, the chief sends for you. "All right; come on, Joe, and let us see what he wants," and the two hurried away to headquarters. Aguinaldo was surrounded by a crowd of his officers, who were a good deal excited over some news that had just come in. "What is it, chief?" Yankee Doodle asked. "The Spaniards are advancing up the river road," was the reply. "In what force?" he asked. So great became the enthusiasm of the members of ''I don't know; but very strong, as far as we can the regiment that they called themselves the '' Yanlearn." kee Doodles." Th. e sergeant, who now held the rank ''On which side of the river are they?" of lieutenant-colonel, Yankee Doodle in the "On the other side from here." ribs, and laughingly remarked : ''Furnish me with guides, then, and I will look ''They will have the laugh on you in the army and after them." on board the fleet Several officers present, who were familiar with ''How so?" Yankee Doodle asked. every foot of that section of the courttry, promptly "For letting those fellows take your name away I volunteered their services.

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Y A N K EE DOOD L E WITH A Gli i NA L DO. 15 "All right," said Yankee Doodle, "we will march "Very well, then, we'll wait until those two regi-within half an hour." ments go back, after which we'll go up there and take In less than that time, however, the regiment was that fort." in motion, but was compelled to march in single file The native captain's eyes opened wide, for it was along a trail that led through the dense woods in the one of the outposts which Aguinaldo himself dared direction of the river. not attack. But he said nothing. When they reached the stream, the road that ran Yankee Doodle then held a consultation with the along that side was not much better than the trail sergeant and Joe and told them what he that led into it. The great highway leading to Manila plated doing. Said he: was on the other side. There was no bridge or boats "It would be a great mistake to attack those two by which any considerable body of men could cross regiments, for they are not only trained soldiers, but over in the face of an enemy. greatly outnumber us." In times of peace there were many steamers and "That's so," assented the sergeant, "but they small merchant craft plying up and down the stream, may reinforce the fort. all of which were now tied up to avoid capture. "I hard] v think they will," was the reply, "as "There is no chance to get at them," said Yankee they have no men to spare from the defense of ManDoodle to the sergeant. ila." "Well, we are even with them," he laughed, "for "I want to take that fort for the purpose of get-they can't get at us." ting their ba.ttery. If we can get hold of that, we "Very true; I don't want to get over there until I I can knock any of the 1.mtposts to pieces with very find out the strength of the enemy. We must send \little trouble. couts over, and there are plenty of small boats along "That's so," said Joe, "I'm a great believer in ar-here that would answer for that purpose." tillery, when it is handled right. He consulted with some of the officers, in order to He at once sent scouts back over the river, with find out if any of their men knew the country on the instructions to keep close enough to the enemy to en other side. able him to watch all their movements, and to send He wa.s assured that hundreds of them were fa milword to .him as soon as they returned to Manila iar with all that section The scouts returned at once, whilst Joe, who had "Then send me half a dozen good trusty fellows." charge of the picket line, went. around to see whether They soon came to him, and were instructed to cross or not the pickets were wide awake and watchful. over and find out the force of tbe. enemy and report He found them doing much better than he expected. to him, without exposing themselves to any danger in He informed each sentine l that if he fell asleep on doing so post he would be shot; that the safety of a camp The fellows found a lot of canoes, one of which they J depended on the vigilance of its sentinels. took and rowed to the opposite side with a speed that I Nothing occurred during the night to disturb the told they were well acquainted with the oar. They quiet of the camp, and the next day they had the disappeared in the thicket on the other shore. I satisfaction of seeing the enemy pass down the road Yankee Doodle then ordered the regiment.to go mto again on their return to the city. camp where they were, and two lines of sentinels were Late in the afternoon every kind of craft in sight stationed all around the place to prevent the possibil on that side of the river, for a distance of four or five ity of a surprise. He then quietly waited for there-miles, was seized, and during the night the _entire turn of the scouts. regiment passed over to the other side, where they Night ca.me on, and an hour or two later scouts re-reformed in the great military road. turned with the report that two regiments of SpanAs soon as t'he last man had passed over they were iards had passed up the road for the purpose of con -ordered forward in the direction of the fort. A voying a month's supply of rations for an outpost couple of hours later they had reached it and taken a some eight or ten miles up the river. position within rifle range. The outpost commanded the navigation of the river By some means or other the garrison became aware a.t that point, as a battery of four pieces was stationeg. of their presence, but didn't seem to fear an attack. It there for the purpose of sinking any craft that at-was called a fort, while it was really nothing but a tempted to pass without permission well -constructed piece of earthworks, whose strongest "What is the force of the garrison there?" side fronted the river, where a battery of four pieces Yankee Doodle asked of one of the native captains was planted so as to sweep the stream in front, and who had often been there before the insurrection be -on the right and left. In the rear the earthworks g-an. were very solid, a little over four feet in height, with "They always kept about five hundred men there a ditch in front of it. was the reply. Yankee Doodle climbed a tree about four hundred "The battery is mounted to cover the river, is it yards away from the fort, where, with a spy-glass, he not ?" managed to have a good view of its environment. "Yes, Senor Colonel, the fort was built there for "It would take a considerable force to capture it that purpose." by assault," said h e to himself, "and it could be done

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16 Y A N KEE DOODLE WI'I'H AGUINALDO. then only at a g-reat sacrifice of life. It would bother sig-nal that had been agreed upon, and lmew that them some to shift their artillery from where it is now everything was in readiness to beg-in the attack the placed so as to make it bear upon us." next morning. The country was a dead level for miles back from the Retiring back some distance in the woods Yankee river, so that the only commandingposition the beDoodle went into camp after placing a strong line sieging force would have would be in the top. of the of sentinels. But daylight found them in the woods trees that grew thickly on the north side of the road, bordering along the great highway, with about a about four hundred yards from the fort. Down on hundred and fifty sharpshooters perched high up in the ground the Spaniards could not be seen, save as 1 the tall trees for a distance of two or three hundred they would raise their heads above the breastworks for yards up and down the roadside. the purpose of firing. Sharpshooters up in the trees, I The dense foliage concealed them quite effectually however, would have a fair view of its defenders from the Spaniards in the fort. everywhere in the fort, except along the line of the Yankee Doodle himself was in a conspicuous place .earthworks fronting-the road. about seventy feet from the ground, whence he had a Even then they would have an infinitely better good view of the inside of the fort fronting the river. chance at them than would those down on the ground. He saw a Spanish soldier leaning against one of the While up there in the tree Yankee Doodle made the guns quietly smoking. He drew a bead on him, and discovery that a force of sharpshooters on the oppofired the opening shot of the fight. site side of the river, which at that place was about He saw the Spaniard give a start, stagger away two hundred yards wide, could get fair shots at the from the gun a few paces and fall. Instantly a dozen backs of the Spaniards in the trench that of his comrades ran to assistance. fronted the road, provided they were well elevated in Then the sharpshooters in the trees began -pepperthe trees over there. ing away at them, which had the effect to cause the On descending from the tree, he told the sergeant officers in command of the fort to order every man to and Joe that if a hundred sharpshooters were in the his post. trees on the opposite side of the river, they could They obeyed with the promptness of trained soldiers, make it hot for the Spaniards in the trenches fronting but those standing by the guns beg-an dropping so the land side of the fort. fast under the fire of the sharpshooters from the trees "But,'' said the sergeant, a few shells from the they were ordered into the trench that protected the battery would knock them all out of the trees." rear, where they at once opened a furious fire at the "Oh, no," said Yankee Doodle, "for our sharp-trees all along the woods fronting on the highway shooters in the trees, on this side, could pick off every-three or four hundred yards distant. one who attempted to man the guns. The only dan-Both sides were using the Mauser rifle and smoke ger that I can see is that we would be in range of our less powder, hence the aim of the Spaniards was un own sharpshooters on the other side o.f the river, certain, because they could not see the Filipinos. unless they were very careful in their aim. We'll Bullets rattled like hail through the leaves of the have to send our best marksmen over there, and I trees, and three or four of the sharpshooters were think you had better take two companies over and wounded, one so severely as to cause him to fall from lmep about a hundred in the trees, while the others his perch to the ground, a height of sixty feet, with remain on the ground for emergencies. Joe and I a dull thud, that was probably heard by the Span will keep about a hundred in the trees over on this iards in the fort. Of course the fall killed him. side, so as to keep them in view all the time." Yankee Doodle was wondering why the sergeant "Lord, pard," exclaimed the serg-eant, "if we can didn't open fire, when he a volley from that make that plan work we can reduce the fort in one side of the river of perhaps a hundred rifles. The day." effect of it was magical, for the enemy, finding them, "I think so, too," said Yankee Doodle; "so you selves peppered squarely in the back, leaped out of had better take two companies at once and go back the trench, and ran wildly to and fro in search of down the river, cross over to the other side, get your shelter, thus exposing themselves to a cross fire from men up in the trees, and then wave a handkerchief both sides. somewhere over there where I can see it. Then we'll One of the officers ordered them to man the guns begin the work. I think, though, you had better not and shell the woods across the river, but as they begin until sunrise to-morrow, for if we begin late in sprang forward to obey, Yankee Doodle and his the afternoon they might attempt to get away during sharpshooters picked them off so rapidly that only the night, whereas if we begin at sunrise we mig-ht one gun was fired. The men fled "for shelter, which force them to surrender before the day ends." could not be found inside the fort. The sergeant at once took two of the companies But they kept up a desultory firing, both across the and returned down the road, whilst the rest of the river and at the trees beyond the road. But on neither regiment remained concealed in the woods. It took side could they see a single man to shoot at. him nearly all the afternoon to cross the river and get In the woods down on the ground, Joe was holding in position opposite the fort, but a little before sunset the main body of the Filipinos well in hand, but not Yankee Doodle, high up in one of the trees, saw the firing a shot.

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YANKEE DOODLE WITH AGUINALDO. "How is it going up there?" he sang out to Yankee Doodle, after the fight had been going on for half an hour. "Fine!" was the reply. "We are just knocking the stuffing out of them!" "Good! Keep it up!" sung out Joe. "You bet I will!" came back from the tree, and the next moment another Filipino came tumbling to the ground, knocked off his perch b"y a chance shot from the fort. Again the Spaniards made a desperate efiort to man the battery, to shell the woods on the other side of the river. "Take good aim, Filipinos!" called out Yankee Doodle, "and don't pull the trigger until you are sure of your man." The few lessons that had been given them in marksmanship bore fine fruit, as many a Spaniard was hit as he vainly sought shelter from the murderous fire. They managed to fire one more shell from the battery, but it cost them a dozen men to do it. After that Yankee Doodle, who was watching all the time with his spy-gla. ss, saw that they were fast becoming demoralized. He noticed two officers running about with drawn swords, threatening the lives of soldiers for refusing to stand by the guns. Men were dropping all around him. Within one hour after the first shot was fired an officer sprang up on the breastworks and waved a white handkerchief above his ead. "Cease firing!" sung out Yankee Doodle and the sergeant almost at the same moment, and not another shot was fired. render everything in good condition, destroying nothing in the way of arms or provisions." The major, whom the casualties of the fight had left in command of the fort, accepted the conditions, and was told to have his command march outside by companies and lay down their arms, after which they should bury their dead and look after their wounded. The conditions were promptly complied with, and a man was sent across the river in a canoe to inform the sergeant of what had taken place. The Filipinos were drawn up in the middle of the great road to witness the laying down of the arms of the enemy. Less than a dozen of their number having been bit, they were more than ever firm believers in the generalship. and fighting qWlolities of the Americanos. They looked upon Yankee Doodle as a greater man than Aguinaldo, for in all the fighting done up to date by the chief a reckless loss of life had resulted ; nor had he captured a single battery from the Spaniards. As they stood up in line in the road, Yankee Doodle told them that the fight had been won by good marksmanship and implicit obedience to orders, and reminded them that continued success depended entirely upon those two things. As soon as the arms had been deposited by the Spaniards, it was ascertained that their losses amounted to nearly two hundred killed and wounded. When they l earned, however, that they bad surrendered to an American officer instead of to an insurgent, officers and men alike felt greatly relieved, for they not only entertained feelings of great hatred for the natives, but held them in unbounded contempt also. 1 CHAPTER VII. After they were all placed under guard Yankee YANKEE DOODLE IS DEPOSED BY AGUINALDO AFTER A Doodle and Joe, with two companies of Filipinos, en-BATTLE WITH THE SPANIARDS. tered the fort to take charge of the battery which As soon as the firing ceased Yankee Doodle quickly was the great prize for which they had longed. descended from the tree, tied a handkerchief to the They found the four pieces in good condition, with point of his sword, crossed the road, and started more than one hundred rounds of shot a11d shell, be the opening in the direction of the fort. The sides a large amount of ammunition for the Mausers. Spanish officer descended from the breastworks and As for rations, there were enough to keep a garri-met him half way. son of five hundred for a month. Yankee Doodle saw from his uniform that he was I "Jo.e, old man," said Yankee Doodle, ,, I guess a major. They saluted each other, when the major this is the best thing that has happened for the insur-remarked: gents since the war began.': "You have made it too hot for us. What are your "I guess it is," returned Joe, "but let me tell you terms!" that Aguinaldo will want to 'take this battery away "Unconditional surrender," was the reply. from us.'' 1 You are an American, are you not?" the major ''I won't let him have it," said Yankee Doodle. asked. How are you going to help yourself if he wants "Yes, I am an American soldier." to take it!" "What is your rank?" "I wi:H. spike them before he shall have them." I command an insurgent regiment," replied "The deuce you will." Yankee Doodle. "Yes, for he hasn't got a man who knows how to "Who is your comman\ling officer?" handle artillery. I intend, to hold on to it because "I am in sole command here.'' they are worth more in our hands than five regiments "What will be done with my men?" asked the would be. You and I both know how to handle these major. pieces." "They will be treated as prisoners of war, and be "Yes, so we do," assented Joe; "but how are you well taken care of until exchanged, provided you sur-going to get them across the river ?"

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t 18 YAN K E E DOO DLE Wl'l'H AuUI N A L D O T h a t was a poser, for the insurgents had no craft l he had his scouts out in their possession large enough to ferry the battery taken by surprise. on the watch to avoid being over to the other side "I won t take it over there," said Yanke<:\ Doodle, "so the chief cannot take it if lu ( wishes to. "Then he will have to send more men over here to help us hold it." "Ye s, so he will, and that pretty soon too, for I think when the news gets to M anila the captaingeneral will send out a force to recapture 1t. I guess we are in for some pretty hot work within the next few days. You had better send a note to Aguinaldo telling him what we have done, and ask for more men to h e lp us hold this side of the river. We've got Mausers enough now to arm five hundred more men." H e at once pencil e d a report of what he had done, and was about to give it into the hands of a courier whe n the thought struck him that Aguinaldo couldn't read "By said he, "I'm puzzled to know what to do, for I c3Jn speak Spanish a great deal better than I can write it." "Just send a verbal report," said Joe. "I beli e ve I will," and he called up one of the captains of the regiment who was a bright fellow, and told him he wanted him to take half a doz e n m e n with him and hurry ov e r to Aguinaldo's headquarters, and report to him the capture of the fort, with every man in it who was not killed, togethe r with a battery of four piec e s The native offic e r lost no time in getting away, nor did Yankee Doodie waste a minute ln mannmg the fort with half of his regiment, shifting the battery so as to mal{e the pieces bear upon :the road instead of the river. Among other things found in the captured fort were hundreds of picks and shovels with which the breastworks had been built. When he heard that the enemy were advancing he quicldy made up his mind to throw up breastworks straight .out frorri the fort up to and across the road, by which means he would be able to prevent the enemy from playing the same game on him that he had J'layed on the garrison. "We'll have time to do it, sergeant," said he, "J'or it is a full day's march from the city to this point_,; "Time enough," assented the sergeant, "pro vided we can get those fellows to work." "They've got to work or be shot," was the reply. In less than half an hour he bad them at work, and they worked willingly, because they had faith in the three Americans. It was, perhaps, the only breastworks that the natives of the Philippines had ever thrown up. They worked like beavers, relieving each other every hour; before the day ended the job was completed. The artillery was placed in a position to sweep the road and the long level stretch of open ground to the right of .it. While the work was going on, Yankee Doodl e took one company and instructed them in the sci e n ce of working the battery. He put them through the motions of firing and lo .. ading, whilst he, the sergea n t and Joe, were to do the aiming themselves. When the sun went down, the Spaniards were within a couple of miles of the fort, and Yankee Doodle expected the attack would be made by moonlight. .But the march through the hot hours of the day had forced them to postpone the attack until the next morning. By the time that was done the sergeant and the sharpshooters returned from over the river, and was thanked by Yankee Doodle for the good work he and Then, .soon after sunrise, they were semi advancing his men had done in the fight. with their entire force The news of the fall of the fort reached Manila at "Now, boys," said he to the sergeant and Joe, the going down of the [sun. It seemed so incredible "we've got a fair whack at them with these guns for that the captain-general and his officers would not a distance of a mile, so pi tch in and do your best. believ e it. The four pieces were fired with a roar that shook He sent native runners to find out the truth about I the very earth, but the shells exploded a )mndred it and report. feet above the heads of the enemy. By sunrise the next morning he was in full posses "Too high !" exclaimed the sergeant. sion of the facts. In his rage he threatened to shoot "Yes," said Yankee Doodle; "fire away!" every commissioned of the garrison as soon as The next shot was still1; oo high, but the pieces of they fell into his bands. the exploding shells did considerable damage, as was But by noon he had learned that a deadly fire from attested by the confusion visible in the enemy' s lines. the tree-tops on both sides of the river had made the "A little lower!" sung out Yankee Doodle, and fort unte nable, and that the garrison fought bravely the next round sent four shells plump into them. until nearly one-half their number had fallen. i "That's it !" he cried. "Just keep that range The fact that American officers were in command I now, and let 'em have it as fast as you can!" of the besieging force caused him to retract his threat At the same time he ordered the entire regiment to of punishment of the officers of the garrison. I begin firing with their Mausers and to aim low. Knowing, as he did, that it would be impossible for The Spaniards had made the fatal mistake of bring -the victors to transfer the battery to the other side of ing no artillery with them, as they believed their overthe river, he at once dispatched a .brigade of twenty-whe lmin g force would cause the insurgents to f a ll five hundred strong .to recapture it. back without making any fight at all. They litt l e Y a nk e e Doodle expected something of the kind, so 1 dreamed that the Americans in command of the m

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YAN KEE DOODLE WITH A GUIN ALDO. 19 would be able to make them throw up intrench ments. They opened fire with their Mausers at a range of nearly three-quarters of a mile, and a perfect hail of bullets fell about the intrenchments. Not an insurize and lead the insurgents, as under the agreement tb.at had been made at the solicitation of the foreign consuls, the Americans were not to attack 'the city as long as the garrison there refrained from attacking them .. gent was hit, however, until after several volleys had "That agreement," replied the admiral, "included been fired, and the difference between the two lines only the vessels of the fleet to save the city from bomlessG ned to an eighth of a mile I bardment, and had nothing to do with any fight be-During that time Yankee Doodle, Joe and the ser-i tween land forces in the interior. geant had been handling the battery with deadly i "Besides," he added, "not a single American offi effect .. LShells through the ranks of the ap-, cer is with the insurgents so far as I lmow," and then proachmg Spamards, cuttmg. great gaps he inquired of the bearer of the flag of truce if he had --them, but they pushed on, firmg as they went, until heard the name of any Americans being with the in scarcely one hundred yards intervened between them surgents. and the battery. "No," was the reply, "but all of Agumaldo's men 'I hen the fire from the mtrenchments became so 11. th 1 y 1 D ell , d 11 th t th h l 1 . 1 d are ca mg emse ves an we oo e eac y a e w o e me recoi e 0 h th t th d 1 d 't "a t t ,, t y k D dl "k n earmg a. e a m1ra s Igm y was comI ve I o e m sung ou an ee oo e, eep . t 1 fi 1 l d t 1 d pletely upset, he laughed with a heartmess that as-up a s eac y re, (eep coo an a {e goo aim. . Tl S 1 ffi h ld th . 1 d tomshed the Spamard, to whom he explamed that an 1e pams 1 o cers e eir men m me an or. . d , h Tl 1 h d f d 'th 11 Amencan youth, not over eighteen years of age, with ereu a c arge. 1ey c as e orwar w1 a ye . . b t th t d fi f tl t h t t two compamons, was on a visit to the msurgent camp, u 1 fe 8 teha Y re rom 1 e 111 rene men s was 00, and he was called Yankee Doodle, because he was an muc 1 or em t b t tl t tl d exper m ea mg 1a a1r on 1e snare rum. They broke and fled utterly beaten. "He is no officer at all" he said "and is not even to tb: city, a confused mass of de an enlisted soldier. Of : his two one is moralized s?ld1ers, leavmg between four and five hun-another youth, a fifer, and the other a sergeant in the dred of thelr number dead and wounded on the fiel d army, he being the only enlisted man in the p.arty Yankee Doodle was so elated at the victory that If they were in command, and fought that ba.ttle, he sprang up on the breastworks and let out three they have done a thing that redounds greatly to their old fashioned American cheers. The sergeant and credit. My agreement with the captain-general not Joe joined him, and were followed by a pretty good to bombard the city does not concern them in the imitation all along the line of the intrenchments. least, and he is at liberty to push operations against "Now, Filipinos!" he called out t o the men, "go them to his heart's content." out there and gather up all the rifles you can find, Th 1 d M d 'd b f L d th t b t d 't h t 1 d d e news reac 1e J' a r1 y way o on on, a u on ur a smg e woun e enemy. A . "' . mencan officers were m command of the msurgent They spran5 over the bke rabbits f d .11. d th f tl ing a log, and sped away to where the ground orces, n mg an orgamzmg. em or le purpose t 'th d 1 d d S d o f p lacmg them on a war footmg, so as to u se them was s rewn Wl eac pamar s. as allies when the American army should arrive. About a dozen remamed m the trenches who had F u d 'd t bl' 1 d t tl ld th t rom .lv.La n 1 was pu IS 1e o 1e wor a a been hit by bullets, only two of whom were dead. "G lY 1 D dl 1 d d 1 A ld B G t y k D dl en era an {ee oo e 1a superce ec guma o, y eorge sergean an ee oo e ex. 1 d 1 1 ht and fought two battles. When the nevvs reached c a1me "our oss 1s very s 1g . . "y th 1 "th t .11 h Washmgton, by way of the Atlantic cable, the presi es, was e rep e v i c ory WI a .ve dent and his cabinet were considerably puzzled until greater effect upon the F1llpmos than upon the Spanth S t f w d d th f tl d . . e ecre ary o ar remm e em o 1e rummer 1ards, for It w1ll show them how to fight and wm b h th 1 y 1 D dl h t 1 , oy w om ey {flew as an {ee oo e w1t ou osmg many men. I hope it will," said Yankee Doodle, "and also Then the entire cabinet roared with laughter. The that it will give us an influence with the native popu-gaffaw spread all over the nation, and i t seemed as lation to enable us to control them, if such a thing be -though the New York drummer boy was gaining more comes necessary in the future. Heretofore the Spanreputation than any American general. iards have always been able to beat them because of their superiority in arms and discipline, but now dle was cheered as a typical representative of young they will understand that there is somebody that can America. But Yankee Dood l e himself, ten thousand lick the Spaniards. ;, miles away from home, at the head of his dusky regiThe news of the victory had a wonderful effect in ment on the banks of the Pasig River, was utterly many ways. It alarmed Aguinaldo, on account of unconscious of the honor that was beingdone him on the popularity it gave Yankee Doodle among the na-two continents. tives. It disturbed the Spanish authorities in the isl -The next day after the battle, Aguinaldo, accom and to such a degree as to cause the captain-general panied by a number of his officers, crossed the rive r to send a protest to Admiral Dewey, under a flag of 1 and paid him a visit. Yankee Doodle received him with truce, against his sending American officers to organ-all the respect due him as the chief of the Filipinos,

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20 YAN KEE DOO DL E W l 'l'H A GUI N ALDO. and showed him the battle-field on which he bad so I "I think we can find boats large enough to move signally defeated the Spaniards. \ the guns over one at a time," said the chief. The chief seemed very much disturbed, as though "Very well," said Yankee Doodle, "you will have he really deprecated the incident, instead of rejoicing to appoint somebody else to command the regiment, over it. When he saw the thousand rifles that had and if you have any officer with you at present whom been captured in the two fights, and the four pieces of you to take command, please do so at once." artillery, he remarked that he was very much in need ''I will," said the chief, and he turned to an old of them. Filipino who was well known among the natives as a "Of course," said Yankee Doodle, "you need all hard fighter. He had an ugly scar across his left the arms you can get, and these are at your service cheek, whilst two fingecs had been shot from his left at any time you wish to take them." hand. ''Are you going to hold th1s position?" Aguinaldo He called him by name and told him to take comasked. mand of the regiment, and to select such other offi" That is for you to say," was the reply. ''We can I cers as he wished to take the places of the other two hold it just as long as necessary, provided we receive Americanos. reinforcements j The new colonel stepped forward and asked Yankee "You are too far away from the city," said the Doodle for his sword. chief. "You should move down closer and keep up "Oh, no," was the reply, ''that is mine, you can't the fight along the line." have it. You can take the regiment." ''In that case we would lose the artillery," said The man looked at Aguinaldo, who remarked: Yankee Doodle, "for if we plant the battery close to "Never mind about that, it is his private prop-the enemy's lines they would make a sortie in force erty." some night and overwhelm us by force of numbers." The chief and his staff then visited the fort, leav'' How is it they failed to do so yesterday?" ing Yankee Doodle, the sergeant and Joe to them'' Because of these intrenchments, and we had nearselves. ly a day's notice of their approach, which gave us time to prepare for them. If we were within range of their line, they could hurl four, five or six thou CHAPTER VIII. sand men upon US without five minutes' notice, and AGUINALDA IS DEFEATED AND YANKEE DOODLE WINS. wipe us out. Had they sent just one more regiment ''WHAT do you tl1ink of that, sergeant?" Yankee into the fight against us yesterday, they would have Doodle asked. beaten us "I think it has come much quicker than I ex-The chief was not satisfied, though he did not say pected," was the reply, ''but I'll bet my sword the so. But it was plainly shown in every feature. He regiment won't have it." suggested to Yankee Doodle that he transfer his "Well, don't say a word," cautioned Yankee regiment to the other side of the river, in order that Doodle, ''because we'll make ourselves liable to a he might co-operate with the main army. charge of insubordination." "Do you intend to leave all the territory this side 1 ''Insubordination be blowed !" growled the serof the river open to the enemy?" Yankee Doodle geant; ''I've a mind to tell the regiment to throw asked. Aguinaldo and his crowd into the river." "Yes, until I am able to take possession of it." ''.No," said Yankee Doodle, shaking his head, "don't "I think you are making a great mistake, chief." say a word." ''I don't think I am," was the reply; ''as at pres-The three walked down the road a distance of quar-ent I am engaged in organizing my army and accus-ter of a mile, intending to go down the river and cross toming my soldiers to the fire of enemy." over at some point near the old Cavite road. "You are losing a hundred men a day by the fire Joe was speaking of the sudden reverse of fortune of the enemy, chief; and that, too, with nothing to that had come to them when the sergeant wheeled ,., be gained by it. We won the battle yesterday with around, looked back in the direction of the fort, and a loss of but two men, and about a dozen wounded, saw the entire regiment following them at a doublecapturing at the same time nearly five hundred rifles, quick. with cartridge belts and ammunition; and the effect "Hello !" he exclaimed, "here they come I won-of it on the Filipinos, who took part in it, is worth der what's up?" more to your cause than all the battles you have "Wait and see," said Yankee Doodle. fought. So far as I am concerned, I am not willing When the Filipinos were within a hundred yards of to lead these brave fellows into places where they are I them, they began yelling: to be shot down, simply for the purpose of teaching ''Yankee Doodle Yankee Doodle '' and a few minthem to stand the fire of the enemy. They should be utes later they surrounded the three, when the. officers taught how to fight and win without being killed commanded them to present arms. themselves; and that is what I have been trying to They did so with the celerity of old soldiers. do with them. Besides. there is no way of moving "Senor Colonel Yankee Doodle," called out one of the battery across the river that I know of. the captains, ''we have told Chief Aguinaldo that we

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YANKEE DOODLE WITlt AQUINALDO. 21 will serve under no one but you, and we have left him at the fort to follow you wherever you may lead us." "Good! Good!" exclaimed the sergeant in En glish, and the next moment the entire regiment yelled: "Viva Yankee Doodle! Viva Americana!" "Filipinos !" sung out Yankee Doodle, as soon as quiet was restored, "you must return to the fort and obey the orders of your chief." "We won't have him!" exclaimed one of the captains "we are Yankee Doodles l" back to the fort with me, then," said he, .l' and let me hear you tell the chief so." The order was given to About Face l March l and in a few minutes they were again at the fort, where they found Aguinaldo surround ed by his officers look ing as calm as a May morning. Chief," said Yankee Doodle, I wish to return to the American army, but not to carry any of your peo ple with me. Why do you let them follow me?" "They went without orders," replied the chief. ''I thought you had them better trained. They refused to recognize my .authority.'' <
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I -'22 YANKEE DOODLE WITH AGUINALDO. In the evening the sergeant returned from escort-' Spaniards have scattered them, and the next thing ing Aguinaldo down the river, and was eagerly queswe know they will run up against us." tioned by Yankee Doodle as to what he heard on the He instantly issued orders to the captains in the march. fort and behind the intrenchments to hold their men "Not a thing," replied the sergeant. "The chief steady and tell the fugitives to take position in the and his party crossed the river without saying a wo.rd woods on the right. to us. I felt very much like slugging him with a bul-The fugitives came in a great disorderly crowd, let." many wounded and all nearly exhausted from the reTwo days later about a thousand Filipinos were tre3, t of five miles under a blazing eun. seen marching up the road towards the fort, all armed Pretty soon the Spaniards appeared in sight with with machetes. They were halted by the sentinel, a battery of flying artillery. They immediately un and their leader told them tnat the chief had sent limbered and opened fire on Yankee Doodle's posithem to be armed with rifles that had been captured from the enemy. They were out to them very promptly by Yankee Doodl e each one accompanied by a belt full of cartridges. They went into. cam] on the river bank, and 'during the night the Yankee Doodles mingled with them w1th such good effect that the next morning every mother's son of them refused to return down the river when ordered to do so by their lead er. They declared that they wanted to be Yankee Doodles, too, and fight <:.he Spaniards under the leader ship of the Americancs. tion. The sergeant, who was in command of the battery, returned the fire, and the first shell exploded right under one of the Spaniard's guns, dismounting it, and killing and wounding nearly a score of artillery-men. "Good! Good!" exclaimed Yankee Doodle. "That is the best shot I ever saw, sergeant." In the next round another gun was disabled, and several men and horses knocked out. That taught the enemy a lesson, and they stopped and deployed in line of battle with a force that looked like four or five thousand men. "Great Scott!" said the sergeant, "this thing is "We are in for it, Joe," said Yankee Doodle. growing, pard, and the next thing we know the chief "There's a big crowd of them." will come over with his whole army and order us to "That's all right," replied Joe; "we'll knock the surrender." stuffing out of them, for they can't get over these ''If he does, I shall flatly refuse," said Yankee earthworks." Doodle, "but I don't believe he would dare do such a Flushed with victory, the Spaniards rushed on, thing." with the expectation of sweeping the Filipinos into Two days later, however, Aguinaldo crossed the the river. For about twenty minutes a fierce battle river with three or four thousand natives, and raged, and the whole front line of the assailants was lished a camp about half. way between Yankee mowed down by the men behind the breastworks. Doodle's position and the city of Manila. I Twenty minutes of that sort of thing was enough "I tell you, pard," said the sergeant, "he is get-to convince them that they had run up against a ting ready to attack us, for he is not the man to have snag. They retreated nearly a mile, to the utter as his authority disputed." tonishment of Aguinaldo's men, who had fled before "I have not disputed his authority," said Yankee them. Doodle. "No, but the regiment has." "Wrong again. They simply refused to obey his orders, or rather to serve under other officers. He reinstated us in command in their presence, and hanged, if I don't blow him into eternity if he tries any of his monkey business on me.'' Two days later the entire force was startled by the roar of artillery and the rattle of small arms down the road. ''I'll bet my head," exclaimed Yankee Doodle, "tha. t the Spaniards have jumped on Aguinaldo." Great Scott!" exclaimed the sergeant, "if they have they'll lick him, for they have artillery, and I'll wager he hasn't thrown up a hatful of dirt in the way of intrenchments." The battle raged for nearly an hour, when a con fused mass of flying natives was seen down the road coming towards the fort. "Just as I expected," said Yankee Doodle; "the They became frantic with joy, and wanted to pur sue. It took all the influence that the three Ameri-cans could bring to bear, to keep them from doing so. Half an hour later the Spaniards had reformed and moved to assault the works a second time. "Steady, now, Filipinos," called out Yankee Doodle. "Don't fire a shot without orders, and when_ you get the order to fire aim low." The order was not given until the enemy was within three hundred yards of the earthworks. Then the artillery, with two thousand Mausers, let loose in a terrific roar. Nearly a thousand more rifles in the hands of Aguinaldo's men up in the woods began firing also. The Spaniards advanced rapidly, firing as .they came, until they were within one hundred yards of the intrenchments. Then so destructive wa,s the fire of the Yankee Doodles that they broke and fled. The Mausers and the battery kept pelting them until they were out of sight, but not a man of Yankee

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YANKEE D OODL E Wil'H AGUINALDO. 23 Doodle's command was permitted to go over the j Doodle, those who fell in the fight. Many of breastworks in pursuit. them are wounded, and are being cared for in the Not a moment during the fight was there any disorwoods by their comrades." der in his ranks. The repulse was complete, and over The chief thanked him again, and asked how many five or six hundred rifles, with as many dead and wound -1 Mausers had been picked up on the battlefield. ed Spaniards, were found on the field when men were "Several hundreds of them," was the reply. sent out to gather them up. "What have you done with them.?" "Where is Aguinaldo?" Yankee Doodle asked. "I have given them to those of your me:o. who were No one knew, and he sent men to mingle with the without fire-arms." fugitive Filipinos to make inquiry concerning him. "That was right,'' returned the chief, and then, They soon ca.me back with the report that as soon accoll}panied by Yankee Doodle, the sergeant and as Aguinaldo saw that his force was defeated he Joe he paid a visit to his men who were encamped in ...,. plunged into the river and swam to the other side. the woods. But everywhere )le went the Filipinos paid "I hope he escaped," Yankee Doodle, "for I more attention to the young American than to their would like very much to meet him again." acknowledged chief. The latter appeared not to no" So would I," said the sergeant, with a chuckle. tice it, but the sergeant and Joe kept their eyes on The dead were buried where they fell on the field, him all the time, and sa,w that he was inwardly con and the wounded conveyed to the woods, where they sumed with envy and anger. were treated as well as it was possible for them to There were about three thousand o f Aguinaldo's be under the circumstances. in the woods, whilst about two thousand belonged to Yanketl Doodle s two regiments in the fort and the CHAPTER IX. intrenchments. Of the three thousand unorganized THE BREAK WITH AGUINALDO-THE SERGEANT'S BLOOD natives, several hundred remained yet without fire -IS UP. ON learning that Aguinaldo had. e!'caped by swim ming the river, Yankee Doodle sent a company under the leadership of an insurgent captain in search of him, with instructions to report to him all the partieulan; of the third battle he had fought. "Tell him," said he to the captain, "that his men are here, and are consuming the rations which were captured with the fort; that if he wishes to do so, he can come and take command of the entire army, or have his men sent across the river to him." The captain marched away with his company, and a few miles below the fort crossed over to the other side of the river. He had gone but an hour or two when Aguinaldo himself appeared at the fort, cross ing the river at that point, accompanied by only two of his officers. 'Hello !" exclaimed the sergeant, who was the first to recognize him as he was being rowed across the stream. "It is the chief himself." "The deuce you.say !" said Yankee Doodle, and a giance convinced him that the sergeant was right. He received the chief with all the honor due his rank, and ordered a salute fired from the battery the mo ment he sprang out of the boat. The chief grasped his hand and shook it warmly, saying : "I am glad to see you, Senor Colonel, and I con gratulate you on the victory you have won. You were more fortunate than I in,that you had artillery and breastworks." "Thank you, chief; we did the best we could. It is a mistake to pit undisciplined soldiers against trained veterans, and it is a thing that I would never do." As the two shook hands a few Filipinos cheered for the chief, but where one did so fifty cheered for Yankee Doodle and the Americanos. The chief's eyes flashed with indignation but he made no comment. Your men are all here, chief," said Yankee arms. "Chief," said Yankee boodle, "if the Spaniards would come out and attack us again, we might capture Mausers enough to arm the balance of your men." "Yes," was the reply," but they won't come out." "I agree with you," ,assented Yankee Doodle, "for I think t .hey are satisfied that this is an unlucky place for them." "We must make it unlucky for them everywhere," remarked the chief. We can if we are prudent." "We be prudent," the chief said. "We must move down nearer the city, and tempt them to come out and a.ttack us." "That's the idea," said Doodle, "for the party who is attacked always has the advantage." Yankee Doodle gave up his quarters to the chief, whom he treated with all the respect due to his rank, and spent most of his time going among the men of his regiment, speaking to them kindly, and telling them they had the victory by obedience to orders and shooting to kill. The Filipinos almost worshiped him, for he saw to it that rations were issued to them at regular inter vals, and that his order and system worked great comfort to them. They claimed great superiority over the rest of the army, because they were "Yankee Doodles," whilst the others were simply Filipinos. : A couple of days passed, during which time Aguin aldo attempted to form his men into companies and regiments as Yankee Doodle had done On the third day he issued orders that the entire command should move down in the vicinity of the city, where he proposed to extend his line so as to completely in -vest it. Yankee D o o dle ordered h i s two regiments to march,

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24 YANKEE DOODLE WITH AGUINALDO. and himself took command of the battery. When could prevent your people from looting the city should they were within a couple of miles of the Spanish line it fall into their hands. The admiral has confidence of intrenchments, they halted and went into camp. in you, and rejoices the success of your arms so Yankee Doodle took up a position on the extreme fa r, and when the foreign consuls have protested to right, and Aguinaldo commanded the center. him that you might rush in and capture it a nyhow, Before sunrise they had thrown up nearly five hun-he has replied to them all that you are a man of your dred yards of intrenchments. whilst Aguinaldo in the word, and that he relies upon your promise. He has center quietly slept. As soon as the chief heard that even assured the President of the United States the intrenchments had been thrown up, he hastened that he runs no risk in the trust he reposes in you." to Yankee Doodle to inquire why he had fortified a That seemed to satisfy the chief, as it touched the place two miles .away from the enemy. vanity that was dominant in his mental make-up. "I did it as a matter of precaution," replied Yankee "We must move up closer to the Spanish line," Doodle, "because we never know what the enemy will said the chief. do. If they had attacked us this morning, we would ''Very well, I am ready to do so at any time." have been ready for them, whilst you would have been "Don't you think it i s right to do so?" the chief defeated. asked. "But you did it without orders," remarked the "No, I don't. If you want my opinion as to what chief. is best to be done, I will give it to you." "Indeed I did not." "Do so then," said the chief. The chief looked at him inquiringly, and remark eO. : "Well, then, it is this : You should dig a line of "I certainly gave you no orders to do so." intrenchments all the way a .round the city, about the "I beg your pardon,'t returned Yankee Doodle ; distance that we are now from the Spanish line, so as "you told me to hold t h e right wing, and to make to have some protection for your men when attacked. sure that I would be able to. do so, I set the men by the enemy. Then whenever they come out you to work with pick and spade. Had I not done so I can beat them back. In the meantime you can be would have been a very poor soldier indeed." recruiting your army and organizing them into com -That was a slap at Aguinaldo that caused him to panies, regiments and brigades, whilst you will have wince. the entire country behind you from which to draw "You see, chief," added Yankee Doodle, "I am an supplies for your soldiers. It is only a question of American soldier, not a Filipino." time when that would bring about such a scarcity of The chief laughed, and remarked that he was the 1 food m the city as to starve the Spaniards into sur only man he ever knew who could make the Filipinos render." work. The chief returned to the center of the line, and a "'l'hey are fast learning," was the reply, "the couple of days passed without Yankee Doodl e hearing great truth that it is work that brings success. In a from him again; but not a pick or shovel was raised successful campaign actual fighting is the least work save to dig graves to bury Filipinos who were killed that soldiers have to do. When the captain-general in the desultory firing that was kept up. in Manila finds out that the city is entirely surroundOn the third day the Spaniards made a sortie from ed by a lon g line of intrenchments, defended by Fili-the city, and scattered the center to the four winds. pinos, he will soon come to the conclusion that he is They drove Aguinaldo nearly three miles from his in a hole from which there is no escape. He will position, after which they and struck Yankee think twice before he hurls his army against breast-Doodle's position in the flank. It was a hard fight, works defended by determined men." but they were repulsed with heavy loss, and retired "If the admiral vould release me from my promise to the city late in the afternoon. we could take the city in a single day." The next day Aguinaldo ,sent a courier to Yankt:)e I doubt it, chief," said Y anklle Doodle, shaking Doodle, ordering him and the sergeant and Joe to his head, "for you must remember that the Spancome to him at his headquarters. iards themselves are strongly fortifi e d, and have many "What does he want?" Yankee Doodle asked of batteries of artillery. You would send thousands of the courier your men to death without breaking their lines any"I don't know, senor." where. 'The admiral will not release you from your "What do you think of it, sergeant?" Yankee promise, for were he to do so the powers of Europe Doodle asked. would interfere to preveht the city from falling into "I wouldn't go," was the reply, "unless accom-your ha .nds." panied by a very strong escort, for I don't beli eve we "Do they not intend to let my people have anywould be safe otherwise." to say about what should be with their "I can't understand why he sent for all three of us, own country?" the chief asked. unless it is for the purpose of getting rid of us." "Oh, yes,'' replied Yankee Doodle, "but they do "That's just what he intends to do," remarked Joe. not intend to let a great city like Manila fall into the "I think we .had better take about three hundred men hands of an army without discipline or organization. }Vith us as a, guarantee of safety. The truth is, chief, none of them believe that you I Yankee Doodle immediately called for the oldest

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il YANKEE DOODLE WITH AGUINALDO. 25 captain in the line and placed him in command until once," and the order to march was given by the ser he should return, after which he ordered three com-geant. panies out and marched away through the woods in They had not gone a hundred yards before Aguin the direction of the chief's headquarters some four or aldo, accompanied by his staff, :1nd followed by sev five miles away. eral hundred Filipinos, overtook them and ordered a The chief was very much astonished, as well as halt, angrily exclaiming: angry at his bringing so many men with him, thus "I will have you shot for insubordination!" weakening his position on the right. See here, chief," exclaimed the sergeant, laying a "We are all right out there, chief," said Yankee hand on his revolver, "you keep quiet now, or I'll fill Doodle. "The weakest spot in your lines is here in you full of lead the center, for the enemy could make no impression "What's that?" Aguinaldo exclaimed. on us at all." "I say keep quiet and behave yourself, or I'll kill "Why did you not come to our assistance yester-you. You are nothing but a bronzed, flabbergasted day, and strike the enemy in the rear?" the chief galoot who was born under the Spanish flag, educated asked. by Spanish teachers, and have all the characteristics Because you ordered me to hold the right," he replied, "and I did so;" all of which was true. Yet the chief insisted that it was his duty to have closed in on the enemy and strike him in the rear when the attack was made. "That would have left your right entirely exposed," explained Yankee Doodle, '' w bile another force of the enemy could have closed in on us and got us between two fires. I am too good a soldier to commit such a blunder." of a sniveling Spaniard. I have three hundred rifle men behind my back, and if you carry this farce any farther I will have every man of you shot to death. You are dealmg with Americans, not Spaniards or Filipinos. Now stand aside and let us pass." Everybody stepped out of the way except Aguin aldo. He stood there glaring at the sergeant with his hand on the hilt of his sword. The sergeant's blood was up. The next moment he seized the chief by the collar and hurled him about fifteen feet into a group of his officers, where three or four of them fell in a heap. The chief was so utterly astounded at the Ameri ment entirely and acted independently of the rest of ca .n's nerve that he never uttered a word when he th.e army. It is my wish that .you to scrambled to his feet. He was completely surrounded m1ral. and stay there, and I will you w1th a by his officers, who hurriedly led him away for fear "It seems," remarked the chief very coldly, "that instead of obeying orders you followed your own judgescort to. !ou to do so. the exasperated sergeant would order his men to fire. Thank chwf, Doodle, I have The sergeant then ordered the three companies to three compames of my regiment w1th us, and they "Forward march !" and they moved off with a firm will be all the escort I need." step, more than ever the pluck of the three "They are entirely too many," remarked the chief. Americanos. ''One company is sutficient." "By George!" exclaimed the sergeant, "I have "So it is," said Yankee Doodle. "I shall return d t t b 1 d b th b tt d th to them and tell them so.,. a mm o urn { an rmg e a ery an e . two regiments w1th us." He and left the ch1ef, reJoined the three I "Say," said Joe, "why not turn back, arrest compames, where he told the and Jo.e that Aguinaldo, and ta,ke charge of the whole business?" all three of them had been d1srmssed by Agumaldo, "No no" said Yankee Doodle shakinohis head. ' b and that one would be allowed to escort "that wouldn't do, for we don't know to what extent them back to Cavlte. the Filipinos would back us. The men we have left "What in thunder is the matter with him?" Joe behind us will make it hot enough for him." asked. They marched steadily along through the great "He is mad because we didn't close in on the Span-forest, where the underbrush had been cut away by mrds yesterday when they licked him." machetes, and finally struck a trail that led.to the "All right," remarked the sergeant. "They'll old Cavite road, at the village where they had spent lick the stuffing out of him when we go away." the night with Aguinaldo on the occasion of his visit Yankee Doodle then told him to tell the men in the to the admiral. three companies that they were to part company, and Their presence created the wildest excitement that he, the sergeant and Joe would return to Cavite, among the villagers, as they apprehended the fight while company was to accompany them as far as ing would be transferred from the north to the south the lines. side of the city. Instantly every man declared they would accom-Yankee Doodle and the sergeant quieted their fears pany him, stay with him, and fight with him. by telling them they were simply on their way to "The chief will let but one company go," explained Cavite, and had no intention of bringing about any Yankee Doodle. actual hostilities in that vicinity. "VVe will all go," they cried out. As night was close at hand he resolved to camp "Very well, then." he returned, "we will start at I there. He put out a double line of sentinels all around

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26 YAN K EE DOOD LE W ITH AGUI N ALDO. the village. But the night passed without anything occurring to disturb them. Early the next morning, however, the news came to them that a squadron of Spanish horse was approaching the village at a rapid speed. CHAPTER X. THE ARRIVAL AT CA VITE-THE AMERICAN TROOPS IN POSITION. YANKEE DOODLE held a hurried consultation with the sergeant., and Joe as tow hether or not tbey would wait and fight it out with the Spanish cavalry or continue their march in the direction of Cavite. "Oh, let's give 'em a fight," said the sergeant, "because it will prove to the Filipinos that we are still their friends in spite of Aguinaldo." "That's it," said Joe, if the chief should tell them that he had sent us away because we were not their true friends, the fight would convince them he was lying." "All right," said Yankee Doodle; "we'll get into the heavy timber up there on the north side of the village and wait for them. I would like to capture all their horses if possible, so we could ride into the camp at Cavite and make a present of them to General Anderson. They hurriedly marched out of the village, going up the road in the direction of Manila about half a 'mile. There they took position in two places in the woods, so as to get the enemy between two fires. They were instructed to pick off the riders and a void hitting the horses. The Spaniards soon appeared, about two hundred and fifty in number, and seemed to be utterly uncon scious of the proximity of any foe They were permitted to pass unmolested so as to get the entire force between them and the village. you ever see such luck. We've got about two hundred and fifty horses, and haven't lost a man. " It's the biggest sort of luck," said the sergeant, "and as we cannot dislodge those fellows from the houses in the village without endangering the live:; of women and children we had better let them alone." "I think so, too," he assented, "so we will mount our men and ride on down to Oavite. I am sorry, though, that we couldn't get about fifty more horses, as that many of our men will still be on foot." "Oh, they can take turns at riding," laughed Joe, who had secured a sploodid iron-gray horse for him self. They marched by the village, leaving the Spaniards who had survived the fight in quiet possession of the houses in which they had taken refuge. The latter, however, were in such a rage over the trick that had been played them, they marched out of the houses and gazed at the cloud of dust raised by their lost horses on the great highway leading to Cavite. They were in no condition to pursue, so they returned to the spot where they had been ambushed, buried their dead and removed their wounded into the houses.in the village. At the same time they sent couriers back to their line to tell the story of the disaster that had befallen them. A considerable body of Spanish troops were sent down to the village to escort the dismounted cavalrymen back, and, singular to relate, they failed to hold the village responsible for what Yankee Doodle and the Filipinos had clone They conveyed their wounded back to the lines, and were not molested in doing so In the meantime Yankee Doodle proceeded on hi s way down to Cavite, reaching the picket line in the middle of the afternoon. At first the pickets were under the impression that they were Spanish cavalry, as tbey had never heard of any mounted Filipinos anywhere on the island. It so happened,-h owever, that the officer in command of the picket line knew Yankee Doodle and Joe. There was no way in that loc ality for cavalry to travel except in the road, in which the;r would have to keep on in the direction of Uavite or else turn back and attempt to cut their way through to return to their line. "What's up?" h e asked of Yankee Doodle. vVhen the order was given to fire the rear of the "I have returned to camp," was the r e ply, "and cavalry was scarcely fifty yards away. The volley these natives are simply my. escort. We started on did frightful execution, and, as Yankee Doodle ex foot this morning, but about two hundred and fifty pected and hoped, their officers wheeled and ordered cavalry run into us, with the of losing the men to charge back. the1r horses and seventy-five or e1ghty men 'l'hey obeyed with the promptness of trained sollulled and wounded diers; but the deadly fire from the unse en foe in the I "The deuce you say!" exclaimed the officer. woods was too much for them. They stood it for "Yes," laughed Yankee Doodle, "and I want to about twentv minutes and then retreated to the vil1 make a present of these horses to the general." lage leaving nearly a 'third of their number lying in "It's a fine present," remarked the offic er, "and I the road, with betwee n seventy-five and a hundred guess the general will be mighty glad to get them. riderless horses. But what are you going to do with the Filipinos?" The horses were immediately secured, after which "That I don t know until I see the general, for I Yankee Doodle moved down towards the village, don't believe the men want to go back. In fact, they where he found the Spaniards had dismounted and have said they won't go." taken refuge in the houses "Then you'll have to s ee the general," remarked All their horses were immediately captured. the officer, "and they will all have to remain where "By George, sergeant," said Yankee Doodle, '' ditl they are until I receive orders what to do with them.

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YANKEE D OODLE WITH 27 You had better go forward yourself and report to r Aguinaldo, the head of the insurrection, and the re the general." sult of Yankee Doodle's break with him became a "All right, I will do so," and leaving the sergeant matter of widespread speculation. and Joe in command of the Filipinos, Yankee Doodle Early the next morning the general sent for rode forward to the headquarters of the general to Yankee Doodle to report at his quarters, and he has whom he reported, giving a full detail of his adven-tened to do so without a moment's delay. Before he tures since leaving the camp. reached there he noticed a great commotion among "Well, well, well !" ejaculated the general; "we the American soldiers, many of whom were throwing heard that all of Aguinaldo's men were claiming to up their hats and cheering. be 'Yankee Doodles,' and were greatly puzzled to "What's up, boys?" he asked of some of them. know what it meant." "Good news!" they cried. "The second expedi" Yes," laughed Phil, "they took the name away tion has arrived, and the transports are now coming from me, and the two regiments now form the flower, up the bay." if not the aristocracy, of the insurgent forces." "Hail Columbia!" he exclaimed. "Now we will "You've done splendid work," remarked the gengo at those Spaniards, smash 'em, a .nd take Manila," eral, "and I am sorry you did not bring the battery and he hurried forward in the highest spirits to the with you as well as the horses. We are more in need, headquarters of the general. though, of horseflesh than anything else which you When he reported to the general, he found that the have supplied just in the nick of ttme. I shall see to jlatter wished to question him further about the at-it that the Secretary of War is placed in possession I titude of Aguinaldo. of all the facts, and commend you to his considera"General," said he, "I think it is nothing more tion." I than jealousy on Aguinaldo's part, on account of the "Thank you, general," said Yankee Doodle; "you two regiments I organized, refusing to serve under can have the three hundred Filipinos as well as the anybody but myself. He seems to be apprehensive horses, for they have all sworn that they will not go that I would take his army away from him. I am back, or serve under anybody but the sergeant, Joe satisfied that he intends to make trouble by setting and myself. up a g overnment of his own, with himself at the head ''I s that so?" the general asked. of it. He is very ambitious, and as chock full of I t is true, general, and I think they can render selfish vanity as an egg is of meat. Since the de goad service if you will supply them with rations and struction of the Spanish fleet, the Spanish forces in leave me to manage them. Manila have not been able to head off the insurgents I hardly know what to decide," remarked the gen-with their usual vigor, hence Aguinaldo has been eral, "but I will have them conducted inside the lines able to capture many detachments and little outposts. and let them go into camp for tlie night. I fear, His success has given him the big head to such a de though, that it will give offense to Aguinaldo, and gree, that he is utterly unable to see tha. t it is the bring about a breach that I wish to avmd, although moral influence of the situation at Manila that .has he has been behaving in a way that I am very far enabled him to accomplish all that he has. The ser from being pleased with." geant wanted to knock him over, and had I per-Accompanied by a staff officer, Yankee Doodle re-mitted him to do so it would have simplified matters turned to the picket line, and conducted the Filipinos very much, as I am satisfied he intends to make to a place where they were permitted to camp for the I trouble. night. "That's what I fear," remarked the general; "I The Filipinos were evidently quite uneasy for fear want you to go on board the flag-ship and repeat to that Yankee Doodle would be taken away from them, the admiral what you have said to me." but he procured a tent and remained with them, to He had scarcely ceased talking with Yankee Doodle let them know that he intended to stand by them. when the booming of guns from the vess e ls of the fleet During the night fully half a hundred American o:ffi-told that the transports and war-ships that had con cers visited him at his tent to hear the story of his voyed them across the Pacific, were being saluted. It adventures told by himself, Joe and the sergeant. was impossible for them to go on board the flag-ship It seemed almost incredible to many of them that that day, on account of the ceremony of receiving the the two boys and the sergeant should have gone into captains of the convoying vessels by the commodore the camp of the Filipinos, and inside of two weeks and General Merntt on shore by the land forces; so organized a regiment with which they fought and he instructed Yankee Doodle to return to the Filipinos won four pitched battles. Several of the officers who and keep them in their camp until further orders. understood Spanish questioned the natiYes, only to He did so, and the ceremony of receiving General find the story confirmed in every particular. Merritt was proceeded with by General Anderson and "It sounds like a romance," remarked an officer, his staff. He repeated to the sergeant and Joe the "and if the story is properly written up it will give conversation between himself and General Anderson, the three a reputation in America second to no gen-and told him that the question as to the disposition eral in the army.'' of the three hundred Filipinos would have to be deThe principal topic, though, of conversation was cided by General Merritt.

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28 Y A NKEE D OODLE W I T H A G U I NALD O "Now see here," said Joe, "we ought to l e t the J "It's easy enough to tell them that," said the serpoor fellow's take a hand in welcoming the com -geant, shaking his head, "but I doubt that they will manderin-chief, so as to make a good impression. It care to go without you at their head. may be by so doing the general would appoint us per"Well, we'll try it anyhow," said Yankee Doo d le, manently to command them, and incorporate them and the captains and lieutenants were called in for into the service." consultation. "That's so," said the sergeant. "It may be the They were made to understand that the American means of getting us commissioned." general would not take them into his army without "All right," laughed Yankee Doodle; "I am per-Aguinaldo's consent, .and that they must return to fectly willing to be commissioned by Uncle Sam, and the regiment for the purpose of inducing the other comif General Merritt will sanction it, we'll go back and panies to demand of Aguinaldo that his consent be g e t the two regiments. But I don't believe that he given. will, as it will be his policy to conciliate Aguinaldo in-They very readily agreed to it, but it took them an stead of making an enemy of him." entire day to persuade the three companies to agree The day was spent in landing the newly -arrived sol -to it. Not until Yankee Doodle, Joe and the sergeant diers from the transports, and that night Yankee went through the ranks and talked with them person Doodle was ordered to report to General Merritt at his ally did they consent to go quietly. It was very eviheadquarters. He was introduced by General Ander-dent, howe ver, that if Aguinaldo did not consent son, who had all'eady told the general the story of his they would make a deal of trouble for him. adventures. The three men took leave of them, and they General Merritt had been many years in the regu-marched away with a grim determination to return l a r army, and was a stern old soldier in every sense of whether the chief was willing or not. the word. No man better appreciated soldierly quali"I am sorry to see them go," said Yankee Doodle, ties than he, yet when he shook hands with Yankee as they disappeared beyond the picket line, "for it is Doodle he laughed heartily, remarking: our last chance for a commission "Young man, you have the making of a good sol dier in you, as from what I have been told, your courage is only equalled by your cheek Yankee Doodle himself laughe d, and replied : "It was a case general, where cheek had to take precedence, and hence I brought it to bear." "Quite right," returned the general, "for I never heard of as much cheek in all my life. At the same ti.me I wish to thank you for using it as you did. I want you to return to your Filipinos and persuade them to return to Aguinaldo, and say to him and to all their comrades that the Americans a .re tl;leir friends first, last and all the time, provided their conduct entitles them to such friendship." "General," said Yankee Doodle, "they desire to enlist under the Stars and Stripes. "So I understand; but they have already enlisted under Aguinaldo. Hence it is impossible for them to b e received into the American army without his con sent ; o .therwise we would be harboring deserters from him." The truth instantly flashed through Yankee Doo dle's mind that the general was right, and that the Filipinos must go back. He returned to the little camp and told the sergeant and Joe what the general had said. "That settles it," commented the general, "but I think we will have trouble in getting them to go back." Oh, we will have to be diplomatic," said Yankee Doodle; "we must tell them to make their way back to the Yankee Doodles and talk with the officers and men of the two regiments, and persuade them to ask Aguinaldo in a body to send them to the American camp to assist in the great fight for the capture of Manila." "Oh, I don't know," said the sergeant, "there will have to be a deal made with Aguinaldo for cooperation in the attack on the city, and as we have had a good deal of experience with the natives, we may yet have a chance to have a hand in it." "You forget, sergeant,'' laughed Yankee Doodle, "that you laid violent hands on the sacred person of Aguinaldo, for which he will never forgive you." "Maybe so," was the reply, "I am only sorry I didn't break his neck, for had I done so we could probably have assumed command of the entire insurgent force." The very next day after the arrival of General Merritt and the second expedition, the American lines were advanced up the Cavite road in the direction of Malate, which the Spaniards had strongly fortified. It was the first move made by the American land forces, and it told the Spaniards that the attack would soon begin. With the energy of all American officers a line of earthworks was thrown up from the shores of the bay out towards the old Cavite road, and across that until it struck the end of the insur-gent line. As soon as the intrenchments were finished two American regiments and a battery from California were placed in the trenches to hold the line. The Sp aniards remained behind their own breast works some three-quarters of a inile away, watching the movements of the Americans. In the meantime efforts were made to reach Aguinaldo by means of native messengers. Nearly a dozen were sent at as many different times, bearing urgent invitations from General Merritt for the chief to meet.him for consul-tation. Not one of the messengers ever returned, and the

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Y .ANKEE DOODLE WITH AGUINALDO. ./ 29 general never knew that they ever reached him, as no CHAPTER XL answer came back from Aguinaldo. CONCLUSION. Days and nights passed, and the American troops THE battle was, perhaps, one of the most remark-remained in the trenches quietly waiting for orders to able in the history of modern times, for it was fought begin the fight. in a raging typhoon, when vivid flashes of lightning Several times Yankee Doodle was questioned by the illumined the scene, and the peals of thunder far exgeneral about the topography of the country around j ceeded that of artille:y of both sides. Bet':een the city, the strength of the insurgents and the value the flashes of hghtnmg mtense darkness prevailed, of their proba. ble assistance in battle. and only the flash of the guns revealed the position He told the general that in the nght he had partici-of the combatants. pated in the Filipinos splendidly, bepause he Yet, strange to say, more deadly volleys were never had managed to hold them well in hand through the nred in broad daylight. True, the Americans were confidence they reposed in him. protected by the earthworks they had thrown up, yet "But they are a people who are easily led," he con-many were hit by the Mauser bullets. tinned, "and it is possible Aguinaldo may have The Spaniards pressed on, and each flash of lightsucceeded in instilling in their minds a distrust of the ning revealed the fact to the Americans that they Americans." were closer every time they were seen. Several days more passed and on Sunday of July It soon became evident that the rapid firing would 31st, the entire left wing of the insurgent army aban-exhaust the supply of ammunition in the trench, and doned their position, thus leaving the right of the orders were sent back to the camp at Cavite to hurry American position unprotected. up a fresh supply. On inquiry it was learned, from straggling natives, Yankee Doodle, Joe and the sergeant, not dreaming that it was a great feast day among the Filipmos, and of the attack, were reposing in the shelter of their that they were celebrating it with all the fervor of re-tent when the rattle of the volleys was borne to them ligious superstition. j' on the fierce wind of the storm. The men were has-As the day waned the sky became overcast, and tily called out and rallied in the tremendous downthe wind blew through the forest with a roar that was pour of rain. In an instant every man was drenched "lot unlike the sea in a storm. When the sun went to the skin. It mattered not, however, as every cart down the wind had increased to such a velocity that ridge in their belts was waterproof. a great tropical storm, known in those latitudes as a Yankee Doodle, Joe and the sergeant, hurriedly retyphoon was on. The rain came down in torrents, ported for duty, but were not assigned until the order until the trench in which the American soldiers stood came back for more ammunition. Then they were was filled with water to the depth of two to three told to assist in getting a supply to the men in the feet. I trenches. It was impossible for the men to shelter themselves They sprang to the task, and each one was given from the merciless pelting of the watery downpour. 1 charge of a cart and mule, with which they das. hed While they were quietly enduring it pickets on the off towards the guided only by the flashes of extreme right heard noises that they knew were not lightning. caused by the elements. On tne way they met couriers dashing back with They challenged, but received no response. A flash orders, who reported that the men in the trenches of lightning, however, revealed to them a long line of were being cut to pieces by the Spaniards. Nothing Spanish infantry charging down along the road in the daunted, however, they pushed forward until they direction of the spot that had been vacated by the in-were in range of the bullets, which flew over the heads surgents that day. of the men who were holding the breastworks. The sentinels immediately fired and retreated to When within fifty yards of the line, Yankee Doodle their intrenchments. They had scarcely reached the saw, during the vivid flashes of lightning, that the breastworks when a volley of more than a thousand Spaniards were actually on top of the breastworks Mausers thundered above the roar of the storm. out on the extreme right, and that the Americans in The 'l'enth Pennsylvania Regiment was manning the trench a few feet below, were engaged in an althe earthworks as far as they extended on the right, most hand-to-hand combat with them. and they instantly returned the fire. The battle Suddenly the mule he was driving at a breakneck was on. speed came to a sudden halt, and tried to wheel The surprise was complete, for not a man or officer around. In another moment he sank down between of the American army was looking for a fight in the the shafts. He had been hit by a Mauser bullet, and midst of such a storm. Volley after volley was exhis day of usefulness was over. changed with marvelous rapidity, both sides firing at Without a moment's hesitation Yankee Doodle the flashes of each other's guns. sprang to the ground, cut the harness that held the dying mule to the shafts, pulled the cart away and dashed forward on foot, dragging it after him. He was the first to rea.ch the intrenchments with a fresh supply of ammunition.

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, ----._.....----._.. ..... --------., 30 YANKEE DOODLE WI1'H AGUINALDO. "Here are your cartridges, boys !" he sung out, J with the evident expectation of no further assistance bursting open the boxes and handing them out to the or co-operation from that source. The few Spanish men, who received them with cheers. prisoners captured in the fight were men who knew At the same moment the riflemen of a California nothing at all about the situation, hence they could battery dashed up to the support of the extreme right, throw no light upon it. They did, however, express and poured a deadly volley into the Spaniards, who astonishmep.t at the tremendous fighting qualities of were actually on top of the breastworks. the American soldiers, for they fully expected to have Other reinforcements came up a few minutes later, a walkover after one or two volleys. They themand the fight became perfectly furious. But the selves had little idea of the extent of their losses. Americans, though outnumbered nearly four to one, The British consul, at the request of the represen never gave way an inch. Some of the Spaniards ac-tatives of the other foreign powers in the city, came tually fell over inside the ditch, which was more than out to tlie American camp to find out whether or not half filled with water. a general assault was to be made. He reported to As soon as the ammunition was distributed Yankee General Merritt that Spamsh officers had admitted Doodle seized a rifle and joined in the fight. The ser-that their losses in the fight amounted to more than geant and Joe did likewise further down the line, a thousand killed and wounde$1. where they remained until the enemy retreated. When told that the American loss was about fif-The Spaniards, after a terrible loss of life, were teen killed and sixty wounded he could scarcely be forced back, leaving the ground in the immediate lieve it. He was assured by the general, however, front of the breastworks covered with dead and that such was the case. ""\ wounded. "It is said the consul. "You are as Still the storm raged with appalling fury. The fortunate on land as on the water, for the Spanish peals of thunder shook the earth, beside which the fleet was sunk without the loss of a man on your side, roar of the artillery sounded like so many firecrackers and now this fight seems to be another example of in comparison. your good fortune.' The dead and wounded Americans were removed I "Our good fortune, returned the general, "lies from the trenches, now nearly filled with water. In in the discipline and valor of American soldiers and several instances the wounded came near being seamen." drowned. They were borne back to the camp in the The consul then bluntly asked the general if it would pelting storm, and placed under the shelter of tents. interfere with his plans in letting him know whether In the meantime other regiments took the place of or not he intended to assault city, as all the those who had withstood the brunt of the fight, and foreign residents were in a state of suspense almost the line was otherwise strengthened. It was then unendurable. remarked by the OffiCerS, aS Well :1S the SOldierS, that I YOU Can Say to them," returned the' general, not a gun had been fired by the insurgents. The en"that we intend to push the fight until the city sur tire left wing of Aguinaldo's forces had been with-renders. If it becomes necessary we will take it by drawn, leaving the American right uncovered. assault." It had been noticed by the Americans that after"But will the fleet bombard the city?" the consul noon, and that they had been engaged in celebrating asked. one of their numerous feast days; but in view of what "No," was the reply, "unless the enemy takes .had taken place, the suspicion flashed through the mind refuge in the houses and keeps up the fight in the of every American that a treacherous game of some streets." kind had been played by the insurgent leader, as the "In that case," returned the consul, "the city Spaniards had moved through the undefended part of \ would be almost destroyed and thousands of non the insurgent line with the intention of turning the combatants killed." right flank of the Americans. Nothing but the des"Very likely," dryly returned the general. "It perate valor of the latter saved them from a disas-can be averted only by the Spaniards giving up the trous defeat. fight." All through the night the men in the trenches com. The consul returned to the city to hold a conference mented bitterly on the conduct of Aguinaldo, and noth-with the representatives of the other powers, for the ing could make them believe that the attack of the purpose of trying to induce the governor-general to Spaniards was not the result of an understanding be-surrender in the interest of humanity. tweem him and them. When night came on again the Spaniards renewed When day dawned the Americans were enabled tQ the fight, but at long range. They fired on the see more clearly the terrible danger to whioo they American works with their batteries at Malate, and had been exposed, and wondered that they had not it was briskly returned shell for shell, Two Ameribeen entirely wiped out. cans wete killed during the night, and five or six Again General Merritt sent for Yankee Doodle, wounded. What the losses of the SpaBiards were is and his course of inquiry satisfied the youth that he, not known. too, suspected treachery on the part of the insurgent During the second day both sides were quiet, but as leader. From that moment every order was issued soon as night came on the artillery firing was resumed I

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I l I YANKEE DOODLE WITH AGUINALDO. 31 and again the American\ artillery repli.ro., with the "Joe," said Yankee Doodle, as the two turned and effect of entirely silencing the Spanish batteries. slowly retraced their steps, "that fellow Aguinaldo On the third day a Filipino was seen prowling about has completely blocked our way to both fame and forthe picket line, as though trying to get into the camp. tune." He was promptly arrested and brought in. "Not so bad as that, I hope," said Joe. None of the soldiers who captured him could speak "Yes, it is; every bit of it," returned Yankee Spanish, and all the English that he could utter was Doodle gloomily, "for had he pursued a sensible three words : course, or fallen in battle, we would have been able Me Yankee Doodle," and he kept on repeating it to hold the Filipinos in hand, and win both fame until he was brought to headquarters, where an in-and fortune at their head. They are easily controlled terpreter who talked with him informed the general when treated right, and will stand a hot fire when that he was a member of Yankee Doodle's regiment properly led. General Merritt would not then have who had been sent by his comrades to find out what been under the necessity of waiting for r e inforcehad become of their young commander. ments, for we could have co-operated with him in Yankee Doodle was sent for, and he immediately compelling the city to surrender. As it is, we are recognized the Filipino as one of the captains of the blocked entirely, a nd there is no end of trouble ahead first regiment he organized up at the captured fort I with the whole tribe of Fili!Jinos. If Aguinaldo s ets on the bank of the Pasig river. up for himself after the fall of the city into our hands, The Filipino seemed overjoyed at meeting him, and we will h:a.ve a deuce of a time in bringing him to told him that the entire regiment was in a state of terms, for thousands of his men are now well armed, mutiny, and that Aguinaldo was in a towering rage, and can hold the interior for an indefinite time against threatening to have them all shot. They had sent tentimestheirnumber. Oursoldiersarenotacclimated him to the American c amp to find out if they would to this climate, and it will go as hard with 11hem here be permitted to join the Americanos, and fight under as it did in Cuba with Shafter's army, and the Lord Yankee Doodle. knows that was bad 6lnough." "How about th!'l second regiment?" Yankee Doodle "Oh, well," r emarked Joe, "there is no use crying asked. over spilt milk, nor in meeting trouble half way." "lt is the same with them, Senor Colonel," was the "I am not doing either, old man; for a s you well reply. know it is not my custom. It is utterly useless, how-Yankee Doodle then told him of the battle that had ever, for me to shut my eyes and refuse to look at been on the pight of the typhoon, and the dis-things that are right in front of me. I confess that I astrous defeat of the Spaniards, and asked what had am blue, disgusted, and deeply regret I didn't let the become of Aguinaldo. sergeant finish him when he flung him out of the road "He is over on the other side of the river," said the other day. That was the greatest mistake I ever the Filipino. made." "What is he doing?" "Still," said Joe, "we don't know what the effect "I don't know, Senor Colonel, but he keeps up a of his death would be, for there are other ambitious constant firing all along the edge of the woods on Filipinos besides Aguinaldo. It might have had the that side." effect of arraigning the entire native population Yankee Doodle reported to the general the news against us, which the Spaniards themselves would brought by the Filipino, who said that the man must have quickly taken advantage of." return and let the Filipinos s ettle the troubles be"I am not so sure of that," said Yankee Doodle, tween Aguinaldo and themselves; that he would not shaking his head, "for the four fights we won with receive any of his men into his r a nks, but that he the two regiments would be in their way. I don't would be glad to have their co-operation when they think the .Filipinos arc such fools as to l e t any kind of were ready to give it honestly and sincerely; that he argument lead them to support the Spanish cause had no promises to make whatever, except to say again." that the Filipinos themselves would in no way be inOn their way back to camp they were joined by the terfered with if they kept out of his way. sergeant, who told them that there was a rumor Yankee Doodle then turned to the Filipino, and ex-among the soldiers that Aguinaldo was preparing to plained to him that they would have to first get rid assault the city on the north side with his entire force, of Aguinaldo before he could again take command of claiming that the conduct of the Americanos made them. his promise to the admiral no longer binding upon "He is my enemy," he stated, "and hence I could him. not serve under him, nor will the American general "How did you hear that?" Yankee Doodle asked receive any of his s diers without his consent, so you very much surprised. must return to the regiment and tell your. and 1 "Everybody has heard it; the soldiers are tall;ing comrades just what I have said to you." about it." The native was permitted to leave the camp Before Yankee Doodle reached his tent the gen molested, and in a few minutes he disappeared in the eral's orderly met him, and told him he was wanted depths of the great forest. at headquarters immediately. He reported there at

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32 YANKEE DOODLE WITH AGUINALDO. once, and was told that the admiral had sent his gig to the landing with the request that he come aboard the flag-ship without delay. He hurried down to the landing, entered the gig, and was rowed out to the flag-ship. As soon as he reached the deck he was conducteq. to the admiral's cabin. where he was closely questioned as to what he thought about the force that Aguinaldo could muster for an attack on the Spanish intrenchments. "He can muster several thousand men, admiral," he replied, "but they'll be the worst licked crowd you ever saw when they make an assault on the Spanish lines, and when that is done Aguinaldo's power and influence will be shattered." "He has been very successful thus far," remarked the admiral. "So he has," was the reply, "but it wak against little detachments and outposts who had no artillery, and had to surrender to forces that outnumbered them ten to one. They will find it very different when they strike those breastworks out there north of the city, for none but trained soldiers would have any show against them. Neither Aguinaldo nor any other Fili pino know nothing about such fighting." You're quite sure of that, are you ?" the admiral asked. "I am positive of it, admiral, and not only that, but I believe that the repulse would so weaken Aguinaldo that he will have to retire to escape de struction, and will be glad enough to come to terms with you or General Merritt, and receive his orders from one or the other of you. Something of that kind must happen in order to teach him a lesson, for his head has swelled far beyond the limit of his capa bilities." The admiral smiled in his quiet way, and thanked him for the information he had given him, after which Yankee Doodle spent an hour or two conversing with the other officers of the ship, with whom he was well acquainted. They laughed at him a good deal about his having left the name of Yankee Doodle among the natives, who would probably adopt it, and in the course of time make it like the Smith and Jones families in the United States. "Well," said he, "that's more than some of .the rest of you have done, but I don't know whether I ought to be proud of it or not. At any rate, the name will be remembered for a long time to come in these islands, no matter what the result of the war may be." He returned ashore, and a few days later a messen ger came to the general's headquarters from Aguin aldo. He had sent to explain that it was not true, as he had heard, thau his men had withdrawn from the right wing of the line in front of Malate on account of any dissatisfaction on his part, but simply to allow the men to participate in the festivities of the religious feast day, in strict accordance with the customs of JDany years. The general sent no reply in return, but simply dis missed the messenger and permitted him to return to the chief. He was preparing to demand the surrender of the city, under penalty of assault on refusal, when aves sel from Hong Kong steamed into the harbor, the captain of which immediately came ashore and deliv ered dispatches to the general. The dispatches informed him that an armistice had been declared, based upon Spain's acceptance of every demand made by President McKinley. The news elec trified the army and fleet, and, as the president's proclamation stated, under the terms of the protocol agreed upon Manila was to be surrendered to the American general and occupied by his army. Thus ended the war and Yankee Doodle's career with Aguinaldo the great chief of the insurgent Fili pinos, with it. (THE END.] Usef-u.l. a:n.d.. I:n.s"tr-u.ctive ::Be>oks. 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