Report of the Philippine Commission to the Secretary of War Volume 16

9781130712834: Report of the Philippine Commission to the Secretary of War Volume 16

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 Excerpt: ...over the Philippine Constabulary, the bureau of public works, the bureau of coast and geodetic survey, the bureau of posts, and the bureau of labor. It has general supervision of all corporations except banking corporations. PHILIPPINE CONSTABULARY. Chief of constabulary: Brig. Gen. Herman Hall, January 20 to December 31, 1915. Acting chief of constabulary: Col. Wallace C. Taylor, January 1 to 19, 1915. Officers and employees of the bureau at the close of the year 1915 (Dec. SI, 1915). Capt. James C. Ehea, United States Army, was relieved from duty as inspector for constabulary on June 5 by operation of an act of Congress. It is sincerely regretted that the law does not permit the detail of other Army officers for this class of work. The constant inspection of the constabulary by experienced officers is believed to be essential for the maintenance of its efficiency. Col. Edward W. Griffith resigned on March 20. Col. Thomas I. Mair was burned to death upon the destruction by fire of his residence in Iloilo on July 30. The tragic death of Col. Mair and the resignation of Col. Griffith caused a great loss to the constabulary. Both entered the service in 1901 and held many important and responsible positions with credit and success. Throughout their 14 years of service they contributed greatly toward establishing law and order in these islands. The policy of Filipinization was continued with increasing vigor, 34 Filipinos, including 6 sergeants, and 14 Americans being appointed third lieutenants during the year. Statement of number of American and Filipino officers and employees at the time of rendering reports submitted to show relative numbers of Americans and Filipinos employed. The increase noted in salary expenditures for the year 1915 is due to a differen...

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