the masters. Now the voting Filipinos have almost complete authority in municipal affairs and a large share in legislative, judicial and executive branches.
The Legislature has two chambers, consisting of the Commission and the Assembly. The Commission, or a upper house,a is composed of four Americans and five Filipinos appointed by the President of the United States, giving the Islanders a majority of the Governing Commission and entire control of the Assembly. The President of the Commission is the Governor-General of the Philippines. The Assembly is composed of eighty-one Filipinos, selected by the vote of the people. To vote a man must fulfill one of the following requirements: Read and write English or Spanish; own property; pay taxes. Only three per cent of the entire population vote!
Two delegates are sent to Washington to look after Filipino
THE FIRST FILIPINO ASSEMBLY.