Under MacArthur in Luzon
Old Glory Series
UNDER MacARTHUR IN LUZON
Last Battles in the Philippines
A. B. SHUTE
LOTHROP, LEE & SHEPARD CO.
Copyright, 1901, by Lee and Shepard.
All Rights Reserved.
Under MacArthur in Luzon.
J. S. Cushing & Co.—Berwick & Smith
Norwood Mass. U.S.A.
"Under MacArthur in Luzon" is a complete story in itself, but forms the sixth and last volume of the "Old Glory Series," a line of tales depicting adventures in our army and navy during the war with Spain and the rebellion in the Philippine Islands.
The principal characters of these stories are the Russell brothers, Larry, Walter, and Ben. In the first volume were related the adventures of Larry while serving "Under Dewey at Manila," in the second Ben came forward as "A Young Volunteer in Cuba," while in the third Walter showed what true American pluck could accomplish while "Fighting in Cuban Waters." The scene then shifted back to Manila, and in the fourth and fifth volumes of the series we followed both Larry and Ben while serving "Under Otis in the Philippines" and during General Lawton's daring "Campaign of the Jungle."
In the present tale the reader is asked to follow the further fortunes of all the brothers, first, during another campaign under General Lawton in the vicinity of the Laguna de Bay, and then during a hard and well-fought campaign under General Arthur MacArthur in the northern territory of Luzon, during which, by the efforts of the general named, acting in concert with Generals Lawton and Wheaton, Aguinaldo and his army were driven far into the mountain region and all but hopelessly scattered. This was at a time when Walter had unexpectedly become a prisoner of the savage Negritos of northern Luzon, and what the young sailor saw and heard will, it is hoped, prove of interest to those who wish to learn more concerning the Filipino view of the present sad state of affairs in the islands.
It may be that some, in reading the pages which follow, will feel inclined to think that Ben Russell was altogether too smart for his age, and that his promotion, first to the rank of a captain of volunteers and lastly to that of a major, was altogether too rapid. If so, let them remember that the very general he served under became, during the Civil War, a lieutenant at seventeen, and commanded a leading fighting regiment at nineteen years of age. Young America is full of pluck and daring, and never comes to the front more conspicuously than when fighting for the honor of Old Glory.
In bringing this Series to a close the author cannot refrain from thanking the many critics who have commended his former works. They have been more than kind, and for this he is profoundly grateful. He has tried to make the present volume as interesting as possible, and trusts that the boys and young men for whom it was written will find its perusal full of combined pleasure and profit.
- Newark, N. J.,
- Washington's Birthday, 1901.
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
|"'You will not harm little Muro and myself?'"||Frontispiece|
|"He ranged up beside the fellow with drawn pistol"||27|
|"'Drop that pistol!'"||61|
|"He made out the dim forms of several men"||109|
|"'Forward!' shouted Ben to his command"||153|
|"He begged them not to murder him"||173|
|"'Gangway for General MacArthur!' was the cry"||233|
|"'I won't waste words with you. Stand aside.'"||289|