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Hood Biver Glacier It's a .Cold -Day When We Get Left. .-fvvi-r'V VOL. X. V HOOD RIVER OREGON, FmD AY, SEPTEMBER .16, 1898. ' NO. 17. : ' i : : : i : ' '. t Happening's Both at Home and Abroad. A WEEK'S NEWS CONDENSED Interesting Collection of Items From Many Flaoei Culled From the Fnw Reports of the Current Week. Manila, Sept. 14. Rear-Admiral Dewey Baya he considers the situation critical. He has asked for an addition al cruiser and a battle-ship. The Spaniards assert that Germany will take a coaling station here, and that Spain will retain the remainder of the islands. " The last Spanish garrison at Ilocos and Lagunet have surrendered, and the whole island of Luzon is in the hands of the insurgents, except Manila and Cavite. Aguinaldo went to Lelollos on Fri day. He has announced his intention of "convening an assembly of the Fili pinos on September 15 in order to de cide upon the policy to be adopted by the insurgents. . The correspondent bore of the Asso ciated Press has had an interview with Aguinaldo, who said there were 67,000 insurgents aimed with rifles. He added he could raise 100,000 men. .' Indeed, the insurgent leader pointed out the whole population was willing to fight for' their independence. Continuing, Aguinaldo said he had 9,000 military prisoners, including 6,000 in the vicinity of Manila, besides civil prisoners. Later Aguinaldo said the "provisional government" was now operating 28 provinces. He asserted that in August he appointed -delegates in propoition to the population. As to the Americans, Aguinaldo re marked that ' he considered them as brothers; that "the two sovereign re publics were allied against a common enemy.'! - . ' When questioned as , to whether the future; of the Filipinos' policy would be absolute independence, Aguinaldo ex cused himself from replying, and asked what America intends to do. ; The correspondent being unable to answer ' this question, Aguinaldo con tinued: : ; . ... , , . "We have been fighting for inde pondenoe for a long time. The natives who profess to favor annexation are in sincere. It is merely a ruse to ascer tain American views." Asked it the Filipinos would reject the jetontion of Manila, Aguinaldo de clined to answer. , i ' . ' ; "Would the .Filipinos object to Americans retaining a coaling station if recognizing the independence of the islands or establishing a temporary protectorate over them?" Aguinaldo again refused to answer. Pending the conclusion of the assem bly, Aguinaldo said he was confident there .would be no trouble between America and the. Filipinos. The in surgent leader denied having recefved a request from General, Otis and Bear Admiral Dewey to withdraw his troops to a prescribed distance from Manila and Cavite, and he declined to discuss the effect of such a request. Aguinaldo further asserted that ha had never con furred; with the American authorities since the oapitulation of Manila, and that he had never authorized the insur gents to searoh or disarm Americans orossin'g the line. -','' ..-'-. The correspondent closely questioned him about .. last Saturday's incident, when the Pennsylvania troops proceed ed to establish a new outpost. .'; The Filipinos objected, and nearly preoipi tated hostilities, ordering the Ameri i. cans to withdraw in 20 minutes. They issued ammunition, and intercepted the American, reinforcements.. Finally General Hale ordered all the Pennsyl vania to advance and the rebels-withdrew.,'; ... . ... .- , . ,-. ' The local governor has explained that the tinoident was a mistake, and has repudiated his ,' subordinates' aotion. Aguinaldo declared to' this correspond ent that the Filipino who made the trouble merely pretended to be an offi cer., and is entirely unconnected with the insurgent army. . Aguinaldo complained that the Span ish were "disseminating these reports for the purpose of fomenting antag onism between the Filipinos and the Americans." ;v- , : ."; : The, whole interview conveyed the impression that Aguinaldo desires abso lute i independence, regarding the mis sion of the Americans here as accom plished, and expeots their withdrawal "just as the French with Lafayette withdrew after helping the Americans in the war of independence, a war of humanity." Just now Aguinaldo maintains the role of extreme friendship. 1 ' ' . Best Mines on A liltrlcaii Side. Vancouver, B. C, Sept. 12. Among the passengers from St. Michaels on the steamer Fastnet was T. Tredfold, who was sent to Alaska by the London Mining Journal to examine and report on the gold fields. He says that all the recent, rich strikes have been made on the American side, and little, if anything, has been said about them. Outside of Bonanza creek there is noth ing to approach them in riohness, but they are propositions requiring money 4o develop. LATER NEWS. . The Madrid senate has definitely adopted the HIspano-Amerioan proto col.. . '" " General Brooke reports that about 18 per oent of his command are siok at Porto Rioo.: . ',' ' Forty out of every 100 of the Fifth regulars at Santiago are reported sick. Five deaths have occurred among the immunes from malaria. . ..''''....''. A 80-bours' rain in Texarkana, Tex., caused considerable property loss. ,A. train on the Texas & Paoifio road ran into a washout and one man was killed and six were injured. - ': Aside from the Iossof. her 'colonies and the sihps destroyed in battle, the 'war has cost Spain about $384,800,000. Information to this effect has been re ceived at the navy department from the naval attaches of this government abroad. -, . , The Cubans are out in a new mani festo, and the necessity for. organiza tion of a new party is set forth. !The document appeals to all Cubans having the progress and welfare of the infant republic at heart to join with the nationalists in putting the government on a stable basis. , , ... The Spaniards appear to be in no great rush to leave Cuba, and the gov ernment has been urged to take vigor ous measures to accelerate their move ments. The charge is made in certain quarters that the evacuation is being delayed so that the Spanish govern ment may continue to collect Cuban revenues for a time. - . , The cutter Bear, with the govern ment relief expedition,, is back from the North with the crews of tho whalers which were crushed in the ica Three phips were wrecked. The Oroa and Freeman were lost last fall and the Kosario last spring. All the crews were saved. Some of the men were rescued by the Bear when on the very verge of starvation. The Bear had a narrow escape from, destruction in the ice off Point Barrow. ; .'",'' . . The navy " department has arrived at what it regard)) as a fair .and satisfac tory settlement of the question of awarding the contracts for the' con struction of tho three battleships. ' The Cramps, the Newport; News and thje Union iron works, of San Francisco, will each secure a big fighting ma oh I no. Tho latter two companies will be asked to amend their bids to conform to the speed requirements of 18 knots, as set forth in Cramp's plans. - Fearing a yellow fever epidemic, half the population of Jackson. Miss., have fled from the town, : ,. The bitter passenger rate war is ter minated. AH western roads have agreed to a restoration of passenger rates, to be effective September 21. Captain James G. Blaine, assistant adjutant-general, U. S. V., has been discharged from the army for his reoent flagrant escapades at San Francisco and Honolulu. Spain has lost another Paoifio posses sion. Native forces captured the gar rison of Ponape and took full posses sion of the Carolines which this coun try had contemplated seizing had the war been prolonged.-' ( Governor Lord, of Oregon, has Com pleted his investigation of the condition of the 880 recruits of the Second Ore gon volunteers encamped at San Fian cisco, and has telegraphed to the secre tary of war that he has found every thing satisfactory. ' ; General, Rios, governor of the Vi sayas islands, and ad interim governor general of the Spanish territory in the Philippines, has wired the Madrid gov ernment, that he has arrived at "are understanding with th American authorities respecting ; Luzon island." There is reason to believe that the navy department has selected the Texas as the future flagship of the Asiatic station. . The understanding is that sho will replace - the protected cruiser Olympia, which is to be ordered to the United States as soon as her relief ar rives on the Asiatic station. -,' ! A Madrid dispatch says Spain is ready to concede our every demand, and the impossibility of resuming the struggle is fully recognized., ,'; The gov ernment is evidently of the opinion that with a strong; navy there might have been a different story to tell of the out come of the war; with the United States, and deplores the fact that she has but few ships left. ; , v" ' , ; ; ; A.Cuban patriot writes that misery among the Cubans is on - the increase, and that conditions in . Havana City and province are' WOrso now than dur ing the war, with no relief in eight. The Spaniards, he says,, are reveng ing themselves for the loss of , Cuba by robbing, maltreating and oppressing in every possible way the un fortunate people of the island.. Chaos reigns and; the public seivice has been com pletely abandoned in all departments." ... Under peremptory orders from Gen eral Miles, preparations are being made to break up Camp W-ikoff at once, by sending home all the soldiers. The new order confliots with one from the war department. ."' Preparations are be ing made, however, to abandon the camp in aocord with the commanding general's order and in direct disregard of that of the secretary.. . Alger, when questione'd, passed the matter over by saying Miles' order was issued in fur therance of the department's plans. linlERIGAM 101 Overlooked by the Spaniards in a New Division. SITUATION AT MANILA CRITICAL Dewey Asks for Mere Ships Bash As sertions of the Bpairlsh Expecting Aid From Germany. . The naval station at Newport, R. I., is to be discontinue!. Fifty Spanish prisoners captured at the naval battle July 8, off Santiago, have sailed from Jersey City, on the steamer City of Rome for home. The men had been hold prisoners at Nor folk, Va. Illinois has secured the commander-in-chief of the G. A. It., in Colonel James A. Sexton, of Chicago; and Pennsylvania has secured the location of 33d annual enoampment at Phila delphia next year. A dispatch from Manila says: The attitude of the Philippine insurgent leaders is daily becoming more danger ous. So open is their opposition to the American authorities that the situation is strained and reconciliation may be difficult, t Texarkana, Ark., is overrrun with idle negroes, who are said to have come from the Northern districts of Texas, whencejthey were driven ; by white caps, who are alleged to have made several murderous' attacks on the negroes. r '.'.H. , . , . ' , : At the Washington state convention held at Ellensburg, Wash., the Demo crats renominated James Hamilton Lewis for congress , by acclamation, and the silver. Republican convention renominated Congressman W. C. Jonei by acclamation. ' , It is officially announced that Senator George Gray, of Delaware, has ' been selected as the- fifth member, of the Pans peace commission." This com pletes the personnel of the commission, which stands composed as follows: Ex Seoretary of State Day, Senators Frye and Gray and Whitelaw Reid. . Two million dollars, for the purchase of the Center Star mine, in ' Roasland, B. C, has been deposited with the cashier of the State Savings bank, in Butte, Mont. i. The purchasers are an English syndicate, of which Sir Charles Ross, now in New York, is the head. The stockholders who sell out are prin cipally Butte people.. . ; .:! A dispatch to the New York Herald from Ponce, Porto Rioo. says that ill ness among the United States troops ia increasing. There are now more than 25 per cent of the men unfit for duty within a radius of a few miles of Ponce. There are 1,000 soldiers in the hos pitals. In some commands there are 80 per cent of the men down with fever, principally typhoid. .... . .' Thomas H.'WheeJer, son of General Joseph Wheeler, and Socond Lieuten ant Newton D. Kirkpatrick, FirBt cav alry, were drowned while bathing near the camp at Montauk Point. ' , Hawaiian advices announce the death of Sergeant Orraond Fletcher, of tha Second Oregon volunteer: engineer corps. He was formerly county sur veyor of Multnomah oounty, Oregon. A Cable from Hong Kong announces that a committee of three Filippinos, appointed by Aguinaldo, has left Hong Kong to confer with President MoKin ley upon the future of the Philippines. Several salmon, averaging 28 pounds in weight, have recently been oaught in the Sacramento iiver. From the fact that the adipose fin had , been re moved from each they were identified as, marked fish liberated from the hatch eries on the Clackamas river,y in Ore gon, in 1897. , The president of the Cretan executive committee has notified the foreign ad mirals that in view of the massacre at Candia it is impossible to continue the effort, to organize the administration until ' the Turkisti functionaries and troops are withdrawn. ' He demands the convocation of the Cretan assembly, and proposes to place a force of Cretans at the disposal of the international ad ministration. ; ' Joseph Chamberlain says an Anglo German understanding has been per fected, and a treaty has bean signed. England is to support the Kaiser's pre tensions in Egypt. Chamberlain also gave it out , officially , that England favors American retention of the Phil ippines. One thing .the Continental powers most fear ; is that 'the United States and Great . Britain may enter into an international understanding. A report is published in London of a daring plot to assassinate the czar at Moscow last week. ,The plan of the conspirators was to allow gas to escape into a house on the route of the czar's procession until the atmosphere in every room ,was saturated. One of their number . Was to remain in the house and strike a light when the czar was passing in the expectation that the house would be blown to pieoes and the czar killed. '- The oonspirator would perish himself as a sacrifice to the cause. The explosion was mis timed and a staff officer and his wife ,were killed, together with the conspir ator. Thirty people were inlured. EIGHTEEN WERE LOST. Ho Farther Doubt of the Fate of the t. .. Steamer Jessie. , Seattle, Wash., Sept. 14. K. B. Wishaar, who arrived here today from St. Michaels. Alaska, brings confirma tion of the previously published report of the loss of the steamer Jessie at the mouth of the Kuskowlm river in July, with 18 lives. The news was brought to St. Michaels by a trader named Ling, who said that only: one Indian sur vived. - The bodies of Captain Mur phy and Rev. Mr.- Weber had : been washed ashore. The passengers of the Jessie were known as the Columbia Ex ploration 'Company. . Rev. Mr. Weber had been taken aboard to pilot the party up the Kuskowim. .The Jessie had in tow the barge Minerva,, whioh was washed : ashore. Following is a list of the Jessie's passengers: E. S. Lines, Seattle; A. C. Stetson, Seattle; J. T. Murphy, Bowling Green, Ky.; R.. P. Frierson, Gallatin, Tenn.; W. T. Payton, Gallatin, Tenn.; C. ;H. Mitohell and H. ,C, Hart, Gallatin, Term. ; ; Engineer Kensler, Wisconsin ; r Smallhouse, Louisville ; Eli Knud son, Genesee, Idaho: H. C. Hadren, Seattle; O. E. Aurud, Seattle; Dave Allen, Kentucky; Rev. H. Weber, wife and child; Moravian missionary; two Indian pilots; Japanese cook. ;, Mr. Wishaar also brings a report that ;the schooner ;, Louise J. Kenney had been wrecked in Behring Bea. TWO GHASTLY FINDS. From Atlantle and Pacific Come Stories .1 . of Probable Murder. "Bridgeport,' Mass. , Sept. 14. Two packages containing ; portions of a woman's body were found today in Mud flats, an arm of Yellow mill pond. - In the packages were the head of a woman cut from the body near the ear, and the lower limbs, which had been sep arated from , the body, un jointed and cut in two at the knees, then tied to gether and wrapped in a strong glazed paper. . The head of the woman , was battered and jammed on one side and had a cloth tied over the mouth. ,. Oakland, Cal., Sept. 14. The arm and hand of a woman who was proba bly not over 25 years old were found in Lake Merritt last evening by two girls, Irene Monroe and Bertha VValler, who we're strolling along the shore at Eighth street. ; Taken in connection with the recent discovery by some boys of' a woman's head floating in the bay near Berkley, this ghastly find : strongly points to the commission of a murder as yet undetected.' . ' ' , FIRED AT W1LHELMINA. . Attempted Assassination of .the Queen , of Holland. ,, ' , , : Berlin Sept. 14. The Lokal Anzei ger says that a fortnight ago an ' at tempt was made to , assassinate Queen Wilhelmina near Amersfort, province of Utrecht, on the road between Castle Soostdytand-Baar. A man emerged from Deliind a tree and fired a revolver at her majesty. The bullet missed the queen, but plowed the cheek of a lady in attendance. The would-be assassin was arrested. He is supposed to be an English anarchist. , , ! 1 The strictest secrecy has been main tained hitherto as to the affair, in order not fo disturb the enjoyment of the en thronement festivities. An Old Man Lynched. . Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 14. A spe cial to the Times from Liberty, Mo., says: At 10:30 tonight' Benjamin Jones, a gray haired man, 68 years of age, was taken from the Clay county jail and swung to an iron beam at the front entrance of the courthouse. The mob, which consisted of about 75 men, quietly rode in horseback, finished their work in 80 minutes, and left. Jones committed a criminal assault on Annie Montgomery, an 11-year-old girl, yes terday evening, and confessed his guilt just before he was banged.'" " . : British Vice-Consul Killed. V - Candia, Sept.14. The British battle ship Camperdown, having on board Sir Billotti, British consul at .Can en, has arrived here. Several other warships have also reached the port, and rein forcements of blue jackets have been landed. ' ' " ' ' The British vice-consul, Mr. Cario chino, was killed during yesterday's fighting. , . ..,! . , , . : The fires are being extinguished. During the rioting the British and Ger man consulates were burned. . S . Enlisting; Men for Dewey. ' San FraiTcisco, Sept. 14. This week is expected to be a busy one at the naval recruiting rendezvous in this city. ' , A large number of the men at present with Admiral tlewey in Manila have completed their terms of servioe, and the local recruiting officer has re ceived instructions from Washington to enlist 800 men. .Machinists, firemen', yoemen, musicians, seamen and ordin ary seamen are all wanted. ; . ' . 'Three Men Burned to Death. USevr York,- Sept. 14. Three men were burned to death today in a fire in Max Steine & Co.'s whisky house, on Vesey street, caused by the explosion of a barrel of spirits of aloohol. The dead are William Witt, Rudolph Schoi enberff 'and a man known as PauL The Corean Railroad. .Yokohama, Sept. 14. An agreement has been signed at Seoul, Corea. for the laying by Japanese of the railroad, from i Seoul to Fus'an. ' fire ai new mm Business Portion of the Town Destroyed. BA'J FIRES IN SEVERAL CITIES Arizona Mining Town Burned, With Loss of Life Fire at Red Bluff Loss at New Westminster Two Million. Vancouver, B. C, Sept. 18. The business : portion of New Westminster was totally destroyed by fire this morn ing. The property loss will exceed $2,000,000. , Despair and suffering are the lot of hundreds of homeless people. "Food, clothing and aid of all kinds is being hurriedly dspatched from Vancouver to the ill-fated "Royal" oity. , It is, not known how many people lost their lives, but it is feared several have been burned to death. Campbell, a fireman, fell off the rool of a burning building and was killed. A woman dropped dead from fright. One woman, who had been oonfined two weeks ago, died while they were moving her fioin a burning house, whilo another. Buffer ing from typhoid fever, who had been twice removed from residences which were in the burning zone, did not sur vive the shock. So extremely 'fierce were the flames that apples on the trees on sides of the street opposite the burning houses were roasted. Three river steamers were destroyed, the Edgar, Gladys and Bonaocord. ' Every industry ' save the big Royal City planing mills and the Cleve Can ning Company has been wiped out. , The Canadian Pacific railway station and bridge across Fraser river were also burned. The fire started about midnight on the river front, and was caused by a spark from a steamer.: Fanned by a fierce gale, the flames leaped with such rapidity that within three hours 10 Btreets were abalaze. ' The fire was first notioed at Brackman & Kerr's wharf, on Front street. From there it spread down to the Canadian Pacific railway depot and crossed the streeet at that point. From there it went up the street, taking in the other side of Front street, and Oolumba street, the ohief business thoroughfare of the city. Block after block caught fire, and in a few hours there was nothing left of what had been the business portion of New Westminster. . . : .'..', .' The wind was blowing iuriously dSwn Fraser river towards the mouth. If it had been blowing the other way the whole of the Catholic church buildings, convent and hospital and other struc tures, would have Been burned. ;,' This morning there was no water sup ply for the use of the burned-out citi zens. There was not a single butcher, baker or provision shop that was not destroyed, and there was only one small hotel saved... v-. . , Some of the burned-out people re- f tired in the early hours this morning in the open air in front of the school house. They covered themselves with blankets and lay down to sleep under the sky. , . , .. - . ,. The loss is roughly estimated at $2,500,000, and the insurance at U 500,000. ? - . f Bank vaults withstood the fire. One Insurance company's vault was blown up by gunpowder. ; A citizen's , committee has been formed in Vancouver to give relief to the sufferers. . Mining Camp Wiped Out. " Prescott, Ariz., Sept.1 18. The town o.f Jerome, near here, was 'completely wiped out this morning by fire, entail ing a loss of over $1,000,000 in prop erty.: Eleven bodies have so far been recovered, while a score or more are said to be in the ruins or missing. The fire originated from, a gasoline stove in a cabin, and spread so rapidly and fiercely that it was impossible to save even clothing. 7 Fire at Bed It In IT. Rod Bluff, Cal., Sept. 18. Fire broke out early this morning on Main street, and before it was extinguished destroyed an entire blook of the finest buildings in the town. The loss to property-owners will be more than $100,000, on which the insurance is probably half that sum. The origin of the 'fire is unknown. The , prinoipal sufferers from the conflagration are Darrough & Fickert, Bank of Tehama, A. L. Hoffman, P. R. Kestnor. and D. S. Piinco. " Gasoline Explosion. . Philadelphia, Sept. 18. By the ex plosion of 50 gallons of gasoline in the cellar of a grocery store at 1444 South street, tonight four'-, and possibly a dozen lives were lost. As an immed iate consequence o the explosion, the building where it occurred ) and those adjoining it on either side collapsed, and up to 10 o'clock, four hours after the occurrence, four bodies have been recovered , from the ruins, and three of these identified as follows: Samuel Scbattenstein, keeper of the grocery store; his 10-year-old . son, Abraham; A 10-months-old child. named Max Goldberg. ' The fou.ith body was that of a girl about 10 years . of age. - KNIFE OF AN ASSASSIN. Empress ef Austria the Victim of an Italian Anarchist. Geneva, Switzerland, Sept. 18. The empress of Austria was assassinated near the Hotel Boaurivage this after noon by an anarchist, who was arrested. It appears, that her majesty was walking from her hotel to the landing place of the steamer at about 1 o'clock, when an Italian anarchist suddenly ap peared and stabbed her to the heart. The empress fell, and was carried to the Hotel . Beaurivage, where she exj pired.' .' ' , ''-':" - ' The stretcher upon which the em press was carried to the hotel was hast ily improvised with cars and sail cloth. Doctors and priests were' immediately summoned, and a telegram was sent to Emperor Francis Joseph. , , All efforts ( to revive her ; majesty . were unavailing, and she expired at 8 o'clock. The medical ' examination shows that the assassin must have used a small triangular file. ' After Striking the blow he ran ;. along the Rue Des Alpes, with the evident intention of entering the square Los Alpes, but be fore reaching it he wasr seized by two . cabmen, who had witnessed the crime. , They handed him over to a boatman and a gendarme, who conveyed him to the police station. The prisoner made no resistance.. He even sang as he walked along, say ing "I did it," and "She must be dead." v." ',v ;" ' At the police station he declared that he was a "starving anarchist, with no hatred for the ' poor, but onl for the rich."..-, v i: ,'' ;' . Later, when taken to the courthonsq and interrogated by a magistrate in tho presence of three members of the local government and the police officials, he pretended not to know French and re fused to answer questions. The police, ' on 'searching him. found a document showing his name to be Luigi Loa chini, born in Paris in 1874, and an Italian'soldier. , A great : crowd quickly assembled around the Hotel Beaurivage, where the officials proceeded after interrogat ing the prisoner. . The polioe searched the scene of the crime or the weapon, and the accomplices of the assassin. , It appears 1 that a boatman noticed three persons closely following the em press, who was making purchases in the shops. The local government, immediately on reoeiving the news of ber majesty's death, half-masted the flag on the hotel devillo (the municipal office), and pro- ; ceeded in a body to the Hotel Beauriv-., age, as a token of respect. . The excitement increased, and many of the shops on the Kursaal weie c.lose.d. The empress' wound was just over the left breast. .There was hardly any bleeding. A priest was secured in time to administer the extreme unci ion. .. METHODS OF ALGER. Commission Selected to Investigate Wai Department. ' ; Washington' Sept. 18. The presi dent has ' urged the following-named, among others, to accept places on the committee to investigate the conduct of the war department: Lieutena'nt General John M. Scho field. General John B. GordonGeneral Granville M. Dodge, President D. C. Gillmafi, General Charles F. Mander son, Robert T. Lincoln, Daniel S. La raont, Dr. W. W. Keene and Colonel James A. Sexton. The message which President Mc Kinley addressed to each follows: ' "Will you' render to the country a great service by accepting ' my appoint ment as a member of the committee to examine into the conduct of the com missary, . quartermaster and medical bureaus of the war department during the war, and to the extent of the causes . and treatment of sickness in , field and camps? , It is my desire that the full and exact truth shall be ascertained and made known. I cannot too strongly impress upon you my earnest wish that this commission shall be of such high character as will command the confi dence of the oountry, and 1 trust you will consent to serve." IN SPITE OF PEACE. The Filippinos Still Waging War . Against the Spaniards. London, Sept. 13. The Manila cor respondent' of the Times, telegraphing September 9, says: The insurgent oon quest of the island of Luzon is rapidly approaching completion. Recent au thentic reports announce the capture of successive Spanish positions, and at present the rebels control every foot of the island except Manila, Cavite and a small portion of the province of Albain. They hold over 9,000 Spanish prisoners, and have recently captured several thousand rifles, some cannon, a large quantity of ammunition, and several armed stands. The Spaniards held out valorously, but were fighting against the inevitable. ' ' , It is undeniable that the .action of the insurgents in pursuing the cam paign after an armistice was declared has caused much useless suffering and destruction of property, and has anni hilated their every claim to be consid ered in any respect as the allies of the Americans. ' ( V ' Typhoon in Japan. Yokohama, Sept. 18. The central provinces of Japan have been swept by a terrible typhoon, whioh has caused heavy floods, doing much" damage and ' destroying 500 lives.