Title: Recollections of full years
Year: 1914 (1910s)
Authors: Taft, Helen Herron, 1861-1943
Subjects: White House (Washington, D.C.) Philippines — Description and travel Washington (D.C.) — Social life and customs
Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company
Contributing Library: New York Public Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN
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/ N / / r ■/I CHAPTER XII LAST DAYS IN THE PHILIPPINES When Mr. Taft reached Manila he found the city en feteand in a state of intense excitement which had prevailed fortwo days during which the people had expected every hourto hear the great siren on the cold storage plant announcethat the little A lava, the government coastguard boat whichhad been sent to Singapore to get him, had been sighted offCorregidor. When the announcement finally came, everything in theharbour that could manage to do so steamed down the Bayto meet him, and when the launch to which he had trans-ferred from the A lava came up to the mouth of the PasigRiver and under the walls of old Fort Santiago, seventeenguns boomed out a Governors salute, while whistles andbells and sirens all over the bay and river and city filled theair with a deafening din. Wherever his eyes rested he saw people,—crowding win-dows, roofs, river banks and city walls, all of them cheeringwildly and waving hats or handkerchiefs. And the
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