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Colored Troops on Duty-Opinions of the Natives
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?
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?
Nightly concerts are given by the
25th band and the 25th Imperial
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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
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.
"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.
The Diamond Mansion?Peculiar Fatali?
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
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
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
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
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.

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