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RICHMOND, VIRGINIA,SATURDAY. DECEMBER 30, 1899 PRICE 5 CENT& u s*t& VOICES FROM THE PHILIPPINES. Colored Troops on Duty-Opinions of the Natives RACE PREJUDICE NOW RAMPANT. American Customs Noted?More Trouble for The Future?Youn.ff Men Should Emigrate. Bax FaiwAUDO, P. I., Not. ll, '88. We are now in full command of the town, oar regiment being stationed here. Brigadier General F. D. Grant is quartered here. Hs ii in command of tbe 2d Brigade, 2d Division. He is voted as a good commander by the soldiers and natives likewise. Oar regimental and battalion headquarters are located here with companies B, K L, company E is on the railroad and F and H in Santa Anna, and I and M at the headquarters of the 1st BattaMou in Mexico, four miles distant. The Quartermaster'* ?".; ?.?artment has been busy all Sha week seising cara boa t?>-^a lor Gen. Lawton's advano mg army of the north in ita movement on Tarlee, the insurgent capital. De? tails under Capt. Perry have been busy Benaring tke surrounding woods and have been quite a disagreeable week, p lou rh ing through the muddy rice paddies. Capt. Perry was fre? quently in mud up to his horse's stom? ach. By Friday all the caraboa had been secured in this provinee and cor? ralled. We are having it easy now. We are in barracks which were form? erly the mansion of a wealthy Filipino resident. We have speoially construct ed bunks from the Quartermaster's de? partment, and present a creditable ap? pearance. FILIPINOS AB8I8T TH**M. We are assisted in one guard daily by three loyal Filipinos belonging to ths Maoabebe, the tribe whieh is allied with us. They are a faithful lot and are invaluable in arresting Filipino suspects and wrong doers. They have arrested several during the week, among inem a chine (ladrone) or thief. io insurgent officer was af rested to? day and imprisoned. We found out his position by his swell attire. He was dressed in costly clothes that only Filipino officers ean afford to wear He was quite badly frightened by the boys, who told him if he didn't reveal his identity he would be shot at son rise. He finally admitted to be an of? ficer. Nightly concerts are given by the 25th band and the 25th Imperial Quartette. The 24th is in Lawton's expedition to the north and communication with thain is very indirect. It is unofficial? ly reported that they are in the neigh? borhood of San Isidro or Ara/at. Gen. Wheaton has safely landed at Dsij-upan on tha west coast of the island and the 1st nf December will seo the beginning of the end. Ribmz: B. Laxes. Sax Isidxo, P. L, Nov. 16,1888, Dear Mr. Editor: We received the copies of the Planet sent to us at this point. You san imagine how we appreciated them when we had not seen a paper of any kind for weeks, ar.d as for an Afro American paper, 1 can not remember whea I last laid eyes on one. The ad? dress of Mr. /Washington ii the talk ol the camp. fcinoe coming here the noys'bosoms have expanded gfeatly. TaMlt ideas have indee*! broadened. They all say in chorus that Mr. Wash? ington's ideas are "destined to revo'u tiunitc America .educationally, and as to the Negso, we feel the depth of his advice and fe?! that the path of action outlined b> him is the only practical one for eolored youth. MOVING CONSTANTLY. Since dropping you a few linea from El Da pas ito. we have been constantly on the jump. First at San Fernando, thea Mexico. Santa Anna. Arayal Oa bial. San Isidro. Advantage was taken of ths** "hikes" to study the Filipino and the Filipino question from tne point that follows. The whites have begun to establish their diabolical race hatred in all its home rancor in Manila, even endeav? oring to propagate the phobia among the Spaniards and Filipinos se as to be sure of the foundation of their au premaey when the civil rule, that must necessarily follow the present military regime, is established. I felt it worth the while to probe the Filipino as to his knowledge and views of the Ameriesn colored man that we might know our position intelligently. What follows is a condensed account of results. The questions were put to the intelligent well educated Filipinos so you msy know the opinions are those of the Soil who represent the feelings of their race, and may be tak? en as the solid. THX OPINION OS THI FILIPINOS. Ques- Do the Filipinos hold a differ? ent feeling toward the eolored Ameri? can from that of the white? Ans "Before American occupation of the islands and before the colored troops came to the Philippines, Filipi? nos knew little if anything of the col* ored people of America. We had read American history in the general, bat knew nothing of the different races there. All were simply Amerieans to as. This view was held up to the time of the arrival of the oolored regi? ments in Manila, when the white troops seeing your soseptanee on a so? cial plane by the Filipino and Spaniard was equal to, if not better, than theirs, (for you know under Spanish rule we never knew there was a difference be? tween men on account of racial identi? ty ; our differences were political), be? gan to tell us of ths inferiority of the American blacks?of your brutal na? tures, your cannibal teiideoeias?how you would rape our senoritas, etc. Of course, at first we were a little sky of yo i, after being told of the differenoe between you and them; but we studied you, as remits have shown. Between you and bim we look upon yon ??" ihe angel and him the devil. *'Of course you both are American and conditions between us are eon strained and neither ean be our friends in the sense of friendship; but the af? finity of complexion between you and me tells and you execute your duty io mush more kindly and manly in deal? ing with us. Ww can not help but ap? preciate the difference between you and the whites " Interview of Senor Tordorioa Santos, a Filipino physician. By tbe differ? ence in ''dealing with us" expressed is meant that the eolored soldiers do not push them off the streets, spit at them, cal) them d?aa *4niggers," abuse them in all manner of ways, and connect race hatred with duty, for the colored soldier has none such for them. A OLOOMT OUTLOOK. The future of the Filipino. I fear, is that of the Negro in the South. Mat? ters are almost to that condition in Manila now. Noone (white) has any scruples as regards respecting the rights of a Filipino. He ia kicked and cuffed at will aad he dare not remon? strate. On to another interview. Ques. How would the Filipinos view immigration to any extent of American colored people to their coun? try ? How about conditions between them, living side by side? Ans. "Ol what I have seen of the American oolored people, as exempli? fied in their soldiers, I am very nsuoh impressed with them This in the light of present conditions, wneu they have little oppertunity to show them? selves to us in a social way, whieh would allow ns to know and study them better, is very encouraging. DOBS NOT XNOW WHAT WILL FOLLOW. "I have little knowledge o' **??***? the American government will do with us in ease they elect to hold ua as a colo - ny. I have heard that all confiscated, lands would be opened for American colonization under some homestead law of the country, bat I had not counted the effect it woola have os us in any special light. We are accus? tomed to look upon American relations on any basis, other than that of Filipi? no Independence, as inimical to us. Bat since American sovereignty is in? evitable and American colonira4ion is a probability, I unreservedly believe that all my people would look very kindly upon your people as their neigh? bors. What we ara resisting is efface? ment. Contact with whites to any ex? tent in whatever way we accept them means that to as. The colored people being of like complexion to our own, the evolution that wonld eome te us through contact would not be so radi? cal, can be viewed ia an entirely dif? ferent light from contact with white people. In your country, you are used ? to moulding ill nations and races of ^\fm white men into one?white Americana ?that forms an example of what I mean. The same conditions would ob? tain between yonr and my people, they would become good Filipinos. HBW IDBAS TO OBTAIN. "I wish you would say to yoor yoong men that we want Occidental ideas, but we want them taught to as by colored people. In the reconstruction of our eeuotry new ideas will obtain. In America political and industrial ideas we will be infanta. We ask your educated, practical men to come and teach us them. We have a beautiful country and a hospitable people to re? pay them for their trouble* Our coun? try needs developsment Unles* an unselfish people come to our aasist enc* our fate is doomed."?Interview nf Senor Tomas Consuoji, a wealthy Filipino planter. I wish to add before closing, that if our young men who are practical sei e mi tte agriculturalists, architects, me? chanical, electrical and mining engi? neers, business maa, professors and students of the sciences and who know how to establish and manage banks, mercantile business, large plantations, sugar growing.developing and refining, th?y will find this the mon inviting flt ll under the American flag. Cuba does not compare with the Philippines. Anather thing too when they secure missionaries **.uO teachers for the schools hare, see that they get on tbe kilt* They must be represented there. White men have told them we are sav? ages. We need to be in evidence to convince the Filipino of our status. I do all in my power to picture ourselves to them in a good light, but positions of influence tmoog them is what will tell. They extend to as a welcome hand, full with opportunities. Will we accept il? Yours truly, John W. Galloway, Batt. Sergeant Major, 24th U. S. Infantry, I will farther mention that two Fili pioe gentlemen interviewed speak English as well, if not better, than I do, so you can understand how I re? ceived their expressed opinions. J. W. 0. BaOBT?Matthbws?Mr*. Edmonia Matthews and Mr. Alexander Bsgby will be married on Thursday night at 9 o'clock P. M., Jan. 4, 1900. Intimate friends are requested to attend. No cards. No. 417, somer of Cabell and Tyler Sts. MRS. OAIiDOZA PASSES A WAT. The Diamond Mansion?Peculiar Fatali? ties. The residence of the late Dr. 8. H. Diamond, 112 W Leigh St., ia the scene of another sad tragt-dy. This time the wife of A. W. Cardoza who was recently convicted, sentaneed and transported to the United States' prison at Moundrrille, W. Va., is the victim. She departed this life Sunday night at about ll P. M. Tbere are now superstitious rumors floating around and knowing ona's gloomily nod thfir heat"**. Two years ago, Samuel H Dismord was regarded as the most popular and successful physician and surgeon among the col* ored people- He remodelled his resi? dence and it was one of the most com? fortable as well as one of the most aristocratic structures on Leigh St. But to go further: he lost his first wife under the most distressing cir? cumstances. Their little son Samuel yet survives. It was but a few years later that he took unto himself a sec? ond wife. All went well. Two child? ren were born to them. It was during the Spring of '98 that the blow came. A supposedly tempo rarv ailment became a serious one. Five physicians examined Dr, Dismond and held a consultation upon his oas-*. A few weeks later, the tali, silent form of the popular physician was laid oat upon the cooling board in the same front parlor in whioh his former wife had been similarly treated. The an? guish of Mis. Jessie Binga Dismond is soon tr id. Kt- was laid away forever. Twelve weeks had not passed away before sha who wau yet in "widow's weeds" but in goad health apparently, dropped dead while riding har bicycle and was brought to this same residence where but a fiv minutes before she had pass? ed in and out. in the best of health. In the same front parlor, she was laid and the concourse of friends gath? ered around. Her interment followed. The public marvelled the more when before ten weeks had passed her bany died and was laid out in the same front parlor where tha funeral services were held. Rev Dr A. Binga and wife returned to their home at Manchester sorrow? ing over the loss of their favorite daughter and grand child. The resi? dence remained vaoact fer along time. Then Mr. A. W. Cardosa rented it and brought with him his wife whose mind was affected, and his mother who was well. The story of his arrest upon the charge of stealing money from a regis? tered letter is well-known. About thres weeks ago, he was car? ried to prison. About two weeks ago, his wife gave birth to a lifeless 'child And bow in that same front parlor, Mrs. Cardosa has been lying and the many friends have gathered round. The neighbors are talking guardedly but mysteriously and it relates to the seeming bad-luck that hovers about the Dismond Mansion of other days. Oh. to See His Face Aram. Norfolk, Va., December 28.?While his death-watch slept, Walter Cotton (oolored), under sentence to be hanged January 12th for the murder of Charles Wyatt, an aged Portsmouth eitisen, escaped from Portsmouth city jail at 4 o'clock this morning. Cotton, with a file, sawed the steel bars of his cage, walked past the sleeping guard, stole the latter's overcoat and hat, and walked out of an unlooked door to lib erty. A posse, with hounds, is in pursuit, and to-night is heading for the Dismal Swamp, where the murderer io expect? ed to be. The death-watch, Saunders, was arrested. Cotton is a giant in stature, and the most dangerous pri? soner ever confined in the Portsmouth jail. The Governor has been asked to offer a reward for his capture, dead or alive. Go to S. Garrett's and get your Christmas suits made to order. Best Attendanca in ths City. Fifth Grammar Grade. Baker School, Miss Marietta L. Chiles, teacher haa had 100% in attendance (not a pupil absent) tor 14 weeks sire-) September 11.1899. Ire school is composed or 10 bott and 2<> girls snd ieserves much credit for their excellent and punctual attendance. ?****4*?? The following are the names of ithe pupils: --?*"*"?? Bjys: Willie Brow-i. Edward Boll? ing Samuel D Galloway. Carrington Conley. David Carter. Earnest Dand rid jre. Samuel Dismond, Thomas Fra? sier, Frans Glasgow. Jr.. Fred 7oLf? s?*n, Willie Jackson X -than Moore. Edward Ros*, Russell Sears, Floyd Phomas, Lawton Wilder. "* Girls: Nannie Burton, Louise Brown. Ella Dawson, Katie Dawson, Harriet Edwards. Iren?- Gnni--, Eliza Glasgow, Lillian Hodges, Susie Harris, Mary Haskins. Francos Lipscomb, Georgie Miles, Emma Miller Daisy Overby, Mary Poindexter. Lily Riley, Alberta Smith, 8abernia Scott, Bertha Walton, Carrie Warner. Thanks Baturned. Many thanks to the members of the Fifth Street Baptist Virginia Seminary Circle for standing by our school for the last five years. lu their last ses? sion, we were abfe to turn over to the Women's Baptist bia * Educational Convention the susi of $9 50. During that convention, was realized over $320, and when they meet next year the sisters hope to raise about $500. Gol seems to bless our work and cause it to speed, as four more circles have been organised in Richmond. Among the faithful members are: Rev. and Mrs. W. F. Graham, Rev. and Mrs. S. Lemus, Mr. and Mrs. Cary Lightfoot. Robert Taylor. Mrs. Isabel? la Wilkerson, Caledonia Brown, C. 0. Williams, Josephine Baker, Hannah Wilkerson, Martha Price, Sarah Cana? way, Sallie Clarke, Sarah Jackson, Misses Nannie Osborne, Emma Will? iams, Rosa White, Estelle Allen, Ber? tha Williams, Mr. B. H. Peyton, Ed. Roman, Mrs Lucy Cray and Mrs. Ann Griffin. Mrs. Bbttib Tinslbt, Prae , Miss Alicb Robinson, Seo. A Swell Event. At the residence, 815 W. Duval St., one of the ewell events of the season was given by Miss Georgia Council to the honor ot her niece, the bride elect, Mi-is Pearl Johnson, Monday, Deo. 25. Among ner guests were Misses Martha : Howlett. Ad* Hayden, Lucy Hayden, I von Garrett, Jennie Carter, Bertha Carter, Albernia Gresham, Lily Sims, Gertrude Council, Jennie Council, Mrs. Rebecca Gresham; Messrs. Willie Mitchell, John Brooks, George Gar? rett. Maury Payne, John Gray, Angus* tua Gresham. Charles Johnson. Gamea were played until the wee sma hours of morning, and then refresh? ments were served and the table groan ed under tbe waight of refreshments. Hunting for Trouble. Much excitement was caused near the corner of Osry snd Harrie Streets, on Christmas Day. Thomas Clarke (white) took it into his head to dean oat the eolored peo? ple in the neighborhood. He wai roughly handlea. Other white men came to his assistance, but all had to retreat. Finally aa officer came, and arrested both white and eolored men. No one was seriously injured. The re? sult was that W. E. Thomas, Ned Mos? by, Junius Ti-pin, Frank Hall, Jeff Tum -jr and Od 1 Williams ware fined $ 00 and seen -ry in the sum of $300 re? quired for 12 conchs. The white man and his fellow rioters went free. -The fol awing young ladies who are teaching io theeoaatry spent the holidays at home: Misses Mary aBd j Fannie Ha-pr. Lizzie Williams, An I nie Johnson. Mattis Terrell, Rosa E*. Banks snd some others.