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THE DUNGEON OF DEATH Spain's Attempt to Vie With ftrJttSftAtrocit.es Miil ;■■>■■ HER UNSPEAKABLE CRUELTY ■ How Captared Philippine lasnrfeots Are Disposed ol But the Islanders Axe Equally Fero cious, Making the War a Most Terrible One. Spain Is getting some heavy doses of its own medicine in Its war with the Philippine islanders. The latter are meeting cruelty with cruelty, and bar barism with barbarism. In the Cuban war the cruelty has all been on the Spanish side. Captured patriots are dumped nightly into the bay. bound i hand and foot, as food for the sharks, ; but the Spanish soldiers captured by | the Cubans are treated as prisoners of j war. Authentic news is Just beginning to ar- j rive from the Philippines, and It shows i THE DUNGEON IN WHICH FIFTY ODD PHILIPPINE ISLANuERjS WERE DROWNED • dreadful state of affairs. Ever since Magellan discovered the islands in 1521, the Spaniards have ruled with an iron hand. No great pains have been taken to perfedt civilization among the aborig inals, but the latter have learned enough to appreciate the horrible injustices which have been heaped upon them and to understand the value of liberty. The native ferocity has never been sub dued, however, and In the present war they ask for no quarter and give none. The native leaders say the struggle will only end with the extermination of tne Spaniards and then a republic will be founded on the principles of the govern ment of the United States. The newspapers of Spain have been forced by government restrictions to minimize the importance of the insurrec tion in the Philippines, fearing the ef fect the honest news would have upon the Cuban patriots, and, while all mail matter Jrom the islands has been sub ject to [tlte strictest censorship, letters Intrusted to officers of steamships have safely escaped investigation and reach ed the hands they were Intended for. These show the true condition of af fairs ln the Islands, and while they give but scant attention to detail, reveal all the horrors of the war. INSURRECTIONISTS ON TOP. The inWrrection has been in progress but two months, yet the natives are practically in control of everything but the city of Manilla, where the Spanish army Is strongly fortified. There are 1200 islands ln the group, and the total population is estimated at 8,000,000, but the Spaniards have never conquered more than 2.000,000 of these. Five-sixths of the total area of the Islands has never been explored by white men. When the Spaniards first conquered portions of the islands most of the. aboriginals fled to the Interior and have lived in sav age wlldness ever since. These aborigi nals are a negro race, and are fierce fighters. They use poisoned arrows in warfare, and are as skillful in handling them as were the Indians of this country generations ago. The principal island in the Philippine group is Luzon, in which are the thr:-c great cities of Manilla, Cavite and Mala • bon. The population of Luzon is 2,500,00u and the population of Manilla is 130.000. of whom 18,000 are soldiers officered by Spaniards. In the central part of the city is a great fortress called Old Manilla in which the soldiers and Spanish offi cials, both military and legislative, live. This fortress is mainly armed with old smooth bore cannon, but within the past year a number of rapid fire guns an j two great 15-lnch rifles have been add ed to the equipment Prior to the Invasion of Spain great hordes of Malays had descended upon the aboriginals, and ln time had intermar ried with them. Then numbers of Chi nese entered the islands and inter-mar rled with the children Qf the Malays and aboriginals. "Within the last century pthere has been much marriage between Spainards and the women of the island of Malay,. Mongolian and aboriginal ancestry. The product of this mixture of races is now the controlling power of the islands, and furnishes the leaders ln the revolt to break loose from the Span ish yoke. When the Spanish Ilrst took possession of the islands they called the half-breeds —the children of the Malay, Chinese and aboriginal parentage- Mestizoes. The Mestizoes, by the intro duction of Spanish blood, have develop ed Into- a hardy, Industrious people, many of them persons of considerable wealth and the heads of commercial firms, which export the countless nat ural riches of the islands to all quarters of the world, Tne Mestizoes have made Manilla the great rityMt t# today, it is lighted by electricity, the business streets teem with vehicles and horse cars, railroads run out from the city to Cavite and Mal a bon, and many of the houses and large buildings are constructed of stone and iron. SPANISH INJUSTICE-, THE CAUSE. As to the cause of the war. It is the same which drove the Cubans to revolt. Unjustifiable taxation, blackmail and robbery on the part of- the Spanish offi cials are the chief causes. The Mestizoes have no say In the legislative ' eh.-.;, of the government. The pol!»«#:orces and mlJlUiare all made up o~ative», but above the rank of » yijciubt private tn these bodies, as well as In all others. Is filled by a Spaniard. But the rule of the Spalnard ln the Philippines seems to be nearlng Its end. As has been said the Spalnards now only control the city of Manilla The city of Cavlte six miles away, and the city of Malabon, nine miles away, are controlled by the Insurgents, as well as all the rest of the island of Luzon and all of the other 1200 Islands. It can be seen from this that the hold of the Spalnard upon the Philip pines is most slender. A DUNGEON OF DEATH. The Spanish officials realize this fully, and are adopting the most atrocious means to frighten the Insurgents Into subjection. Recent advices from Manil la tell of the capture of 169 Insurgents who were placed ln a small dungeon un der the walls of San Sebastian. The next morning fifty-four of the prisoners were found dead. It was given out that they were unintentionally suffocated by the foul air of the place, but the real cause of the tragedy was that the tide flowed Into the dungeon until the water was seven or eight feet deep. The survivors were those who were expert swimmers, and even many of these were dragged down by the drowning ones. Some saved themselves by standing on the bodies of the drowned until the water receded. This is horrible enough, but the Span ish officers have not stopped at secret cruelty. Three captured Insurgents were disembowled at the gates of the city, and then their bodies were hung up as a warning to their comrades. This ex- j hlbition of revolting cruelty aroused the natives terribly. A few days later they captured a Spanish officer, his wife and daughter, the latter a 12-year-old girl. The officer they crucified in sight of the wife and child and while the man was slowly dying they asaulted the woman and child. The natives are sworn Into an im mense brotherhood for the extermina tion of the Spainards, and as many of the Insurgents are little better than sav ages they will have no compunctions against paying the Spalnard with tor ture for torture. SHE IS A HOUSE AGENT. One young woman has found a way to help herself and at the same time be useful to other people. She offers her services to hunt houses, receiving for such service a commission from the real estate men In case of) securing a tenant, from whom she also receives a small fee for looking after his Interests and sav ing him much wear and tear of body and mind. CROWNED WITH MISTLETOE. A few miles out of the town of Rouen there Is an avenue of trees, chiefly old apple and oak. This avenue is about two miies long, and in winter every tree wears a crown of mistletoe and clusters of the parasite to fill almost every Joint. It Is supposed to be the only avenue in the world where such a sight is to be seen or where the romantic and festive plant is to be found in such profusion. A Struggle — ••• T ° ° et the •• • Right Prices As the political struggle is now over, and the time for settling down to business is at hand, we wish to state that we are still "in it" with a large and well assorted stock of | . Purniture . Which the people are struggling to secure at our — Closing Out Prices This struggle is likewise extended to our CARPET AND DRAPERY DEPART MENTS, where, until we engage in these lines exclusively, we offer Special Low Prices To enable you to furnish the entire home at such prices that are beyond compari son. We desire to our appreciation for the liberal patronage bestowed upon us in these departments in connection with this FURNITURE COST SALE, and we assure our friends and customer that we shal! not remain content with our present efforts, but shall continue to increase our already large carpet and drapery stock with such designs and color effects which only private patterns contain. W. S. Allen 332 and 334 S. Spring St. LOS ANGELES HERALD: STTNDAT MOKNTNG. NOVEMBER 8. 1895. THE ROAD CLUB'S RACES The Twenty-five Mile Handicap at Agricultural Park HILL OF PASADENA WINS Both Time and Place Prizes—Coty Second The Scratch Men Had Too Big a Task. J. K. Delaney Captured the One-Mile Open. The Los Angeles Road club, the most progressive of the younger bicycle or ganizations, gave its second meet of the i season at Agricultural park yesterday. : There was a fair attendance. The open i mile proved a walk-over for the club's' | crack rider, Delaney. Young Hill of Pasadena, who Is a very promising rid er, won a well deserved victory in the 25-mile handicap, capturing both first time and place prizes, two handsome gold watches. The entries for the mile open were J. I R. Delaney, M. A. Casenave, G. B. Cox, Uuy Reussell, G. H. Ellis, Taber, W. Brotherton and J. E. Lundstrom. The race was paced on a tandem by Walz and Cromwell. Delaney had the pole. Ta ber made a jump for the pace, but De laney caught it before 200 yards were traveled. After the quarter the tandem ran away with Delaney, and, at the half led by 50 yards. The fieldthe n played for second place. Delaney finished 200 yards ahead of the field. Taber was second by a couple of lengths from Cox, the River side crack. The time was 2:1"2 2-5. Stimson rode an exhibition mile, paced by Tompkins and Bell, in the good time of 2:03 1-5, with a flying start. THE 25-MILE HANDICAP. A dozen valuable prizes and a spirit of keen competition drew out a score of riders ln the 25-mlle handicap. Babcock and Stafford started with 2% minutes' handicap. Wllllch, Duehring and Klrk patrick were given 2 minutes; at the 1-minute mark were Peach, Cromwell, Hussell, Sands'trom, Coty, Taber and Hill, while Lacy. Cox, Ruess, Casenave, Mussey and Dlckerson were marked at scratch. Babcock made almost a mile start and caught the scratch men. Ruess led the scratch men at the finish of the first mile. Stafford dropped out before he had gone two miles. Ruess took a long rest after three miles. Mussey led the scratch men at three and four miles. The scratch men made five miles in 12:58. Cox led the scratch men at six miles. At seven miles Peach led, close ly followed by Cromwell, and the tirat bunch was still half a mile ahead of the scratch men. At eight miles Hill led. Lacy, Cox, Mussey and Casenave were now the survivors of the scratch men. Coty and Hill, the Pasadena team, atul Taber were in front at the ninth mils. Ten miles were m««'.e by the Bcratch men in 26 minutes Mat. Cromwell led at eleven miles, with Taber and the l'asa dena men well up. Band Strom wus a solitary figure between the two bunches. Peach led the van of eight riders at twelve miles. The scratch men, Lacy, Casenave, Mussey and Cox, were still nearly half a mile behind the van at thirteen miles, ln the fourteenth Peach had an accident to his wheel, and Carl McStay, in furnishing him with a fresh one, did an Involuntary acrobatic act on the track, to the amusement of the crowd. In the fourteenth mile the scratch men began to reduce the distance. In the sixteenth the scratch men were only a little over a quarter of a mile behind. Handstrom now dropped out. Hill led at the sixteenth. At seventeen miles Q\lf Kussell gave out. At nineteen miles Cromwell led. with Coty, Taber and Hi".! in attendance. Peach was 100 yards be hind them. Another 100 yards divided him from Duehrlng and Wlllich. while about the same distance behind came Cox, Lacy, Casenave and Mussey. Crom well led at twerety miles. The scratch men had now caught Duehrlng ard Wll llch. Hill was in front of the leading quartet at the end of the twenty-first and twenty-second miles. The scratch men had lost ground in the last two mile*, being now over a quarter of a mile behind. Hill and Taber were abreast, with two more miles to go, and Crom well and Coty close behind them, the bunch having gained a couple of nun dred yards more from the scratch men. Hill, Taber, Coty and Cromwell was th_> order at the twenty-fourth. Hill came witih a great spurt and won by 150 yards from Coty, who was a yard in front of Cromwell. Taber was fourth. A fine race between Cox and Mussey resulted ln the Riverside man winning by a couple of yards. Laoy was seventh. Hill took both time and place pries, his time belntr 1:05:46. The time of Cox, who finished fifth, the first of the scratch men, was 1:06:52. Mussey was sixth. Lacy sev enth, Casenave eighth. There were seven place and two time prizes. The officials were: TI. C. F. Smith referee; O. .1. Rrott. clerk: Ccrl McStay, starter: Judces —John Brink. PM! Kltcn in, John Drain; timers—L. E. Hlckok, Oeo. Seymour, W. F. Kennedy; scorers— E. W. Klnsey. n. C. MoGarvln, E. J. Cook. W. M. McFtay. E. D. Chapman, r. S. Logan, E. Tt. Bralcv, 11. J. Etr.anu"! bell ringer, W. M. Jenkins NBW USE FOR OLD ENGLISH ES TATES. One of the most charming results of the growth of cycling among the well-to do classes is the formation of the social clubs for men and women, fitted up with cycling track, stabling and every con venience for enjoying this delightful sport in all its branches, and for promot ing good fellowship among Its votaries. To this end many of the tine old English homes ln and around London, which no longer find tenants with sufficient means to keep them up, have been acquired, and with their beautiful and matured grounds and ample accommodations they are admirably suited for the pur pose. One of the latest to share this by no means undignified fate is Sheen house, Richmond park, well known as the sometime residence of the late C'omte de Paris, with its beautiful grounds of twenty-three acres ln extent. Besides Its delightful position and outlook, the house has many old and extremely in teresting associations, particularly ln connection with the house of Bourbon, about which there are Inscriptions ln several of the rooms. The extent of the grounds makes it possible to do things on a very handsome scale, and therefore the usual cycle track will probably be larger than any public or private track hitherto laid ln this country. The house will, of course, be redecorated and fitted with every luxury, and there will also be arrangements for skating, the hold ing of gymkhanas, fetes and other en tertainments. The name of the club is to be the Sheen House Cycle club, and Mr. D. L. Huddleston is the honorary secretary. Its convenient position within an easy ride of the West End, and In close proximity to the river and the splendid roads and pretty scenery of Surrey, should Insure its popularity.— London Queen. DEPRECIATION IN ENGLISH PROP ERTY. An extraordinary estate sals is an nounced from Wiltshire, that of Mad dington, which extends to 1300 acres. It has been sold at auction for $20,500, About thirty years ago the property was valued at $125,000, and it was then actually mortgaged for $90,000.—London Leader. SILLINESS AND SOUP Out of ten women who were lunching in a woman's restaurant the other day, • eight ordered ice cream and cake or cin namon buns. The other two, knowing I the value of a refreshing lunch, ordered I soup. •••••• 50.. -ill v 3 P p -fill 11!!:: I i 111 iiin iH m § —.9(3 **••" Twenty-five Lines nf . . . . 1 Men's Fall and Winter Suits li ••••• £;•••• SSII" 'Mt% Just arrived from our New York Factory. They will go on •••••• sale Tomorrow Morning at '■'•'it •••••• ...e» 1 Si**" ..«•• •••••• I $iogs i ••••• 1 •••*• These are reg ular $13.?0 values. In fact, they're the best line of garments you ever saw at such a LOW PRICE. . ij The Latest New York Craze |§ ■'lil ' s tne n °bby Check Suit with fly front vests. They come in Brown, Grey and •;•£ :::!£§ o' ive Cheviots. We show the largest and best line in this city. Prices: t;:::: 1 $12.50, $15, $17.50 and $20 I ::i;53 *®"See samples in our mammoth corner show window. g;:::: •••••• $••!!' 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No hirad doctor*. -Moat corapleto Electric Batteries on tha «nii our enormeua DMOtloe enables us to glv> consultation anil med'cine onre&tmeni tor all BhSXI? nervous and sneoial .lise.ne, ..r MEN and .MEDICINE or KiLKCTIIICITY for TROBLES4 po cnliarto WOMEN, FOB ONB DOLIiAB. Calls maiie vo any part of city, day time, and modlcln. tur ei .me price. S PE:iAIISTS, N.E. Cotw Main and Second Streets , c tailor Made Suits Riding Habits ;J I Alfred Neuman |! The Parisian Ladies' Tailoring Parlors j| > 220 S. Spring Street. Rooms 6, 7 and 8, Lot Angeles, Cal. \ • > EXCLUSIVE DESIGNS HIGH CLASS WORKMANSHIP |! % —. — ■ a4W 25 Per Cent Saved M Fill £ The Tailor **JB A Has Just Imported the cor- jM H rect styles for the season of 1896-7. Up-to-date de- H LV signs in Cheviots, Cassl- Wfuff meres, Scotch Tweeds, In RAul pr;itycolorings,etc.,which WHUI you can have made up KBM first class at a saving of HEN 2; per cent less than any lu|H other house. Perfect fit CIH and the best of workman- ship E uaran teeJ. WF~ m> ' The Largest Tailoring BstabllshmeaW In Los Angeles 143 South Spring Street Bryson Block, Los Angelca. Ladies, Beware of » the "Fakir" Who advertises to sell you the New Home Sewing Machine at from $20 #to $35. We have but one agency In Los Angeles, lo cated at ?49 South Spring street, and 85 East Colorado street, Pasadena, Moorhead & Barre, managers. They sell Eldridge B. and Seam stress for $19.50. Why pay the "fakir" fas and $30 for these Inferior makes? Glass & Long Blank Book Manufacturers UMU New ULfk SL. Loa Auatai Cat.