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It's a Cold Day When We Get Left. ; v " i ' - . - vv " - VOi. X. HOOD RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, SElfTElvtBER 23, 1898. VVV H NO.IS.'...; .. ' . . ... i : : : ; ' : : " T ! : 1 1 7 : : : LATER ' NEWS. TO SECURE DISCHARGES; WINNIE DAVIS DEAD. HaDDeninffs Both at Home and Abroad. A WEEK'S NEWS CONDENSED Interesting; Collection of Items From Many Places Culled From the Press Reports of the Current Week. A Jesuit priest has been shot fir per suading rebels to desert Aguinaldo. At the coming meeting of rebel lend ers at Malolos, the majority, it is said, will vote for autonomy under the pro tection of America. An edict has been published extend ing the postal operations throughout the Chinese empire, and replacing the present system of government couriers. Sagasta, at a council of ministers at Madrid, drew attention to the desire ,. of the Duke of Yeragua, as direct de scendant, that the remains of Chriato- ' pher Columbus be rea.oved from Ha ' vana to Spain. The former rebel chief, Isabelo Arta cho, who was condemned to 'death, by Aguinaldo for tiuuchery in May, and was reprieved and escaped, is leading 15,000 men against Aguinaldo. Arta cho is backed by priests. , ', Secretary Long has directed that the battle-ship which is to be built by the Union iron works, San Francisco, shall be named the Ohio. The Cramps will - build the. Maine, and the Newport News Company the Missouri. Hopes are entertained that the sunken Spanish cruiser Infanta Maria Teresa can be saved. It is reported that her . bottom is firmly fixed, on a lock and the wreckers have been doing every thing in their power to repair the hole bo that she can be floated. ' 7 The steamship Gloucester, which ar- V rived at' Boston from BaUimore, re : ' ports that she collided with the Glou cester schooner Alice Jordan off Mar tha's Vineyard, and that nine of the Jordan's crew were drowned. Seven of the orew were saved by the Glou cester. . , , ' ' The Insurgents are reported to have changed their 'plans, and instead of ' evacuating all the suburbs of Manila, as expected by Otis, have moved from Ermita to Santana, where they appear to be' concentrating. It is reported thut'Aguinaldo ordeied this place held at all oosts. ' Joseph F.. Vill wr, a street-oar" motor man, his 2-year-old child' and a woman named Nellie MoGuflin were found dead in a room in a hotel at Louisville, Ky. ( From notes found, left hy the woman, it was learned that she had given Vil lior aiid the child morphine in wine, but finding this would not bo effective, had shot him through the temple and '.'I- i then turned the revolver upon herself, death, being instantaneous in each oase.' The child was already dead from the effect of the drug. . ' . i 1 Secretary Long has issued ordeis dis- bandiiig the Eastern squadron. Creation of the grade of vice-admiral and its bestowal upon Admiral Dewey, is to be recommended to congress by Secretary Long. . . , . ', Orders have been sent to Chaplain J. C. Mclntyre, formorly attached to the battle ship Oregon, who, it is alleged, severely oiiticised Rear-Admiral Samp . eon and Captain It. D. Evans in an ad dress at Denver, Colo., direoting him to proceed to Denver to await trial. '' George- M. Hunter, company H, First Washington volunteers, has ap , plied for a pension for disability in ; ourred while In the service in the war . with Spain. . Mr. Hunter recently re turned on a furlough, and Is staying in Salem, Or. His application is proba . bly the first one growing out of the ; Spanish war. .; f Major-Goneral Davis, at . Camp '"'Meade, has disapproved the findings ol . the'court-martial in the case of Cap tain Duncan, Twenty-second Kansas, who was convicted of tampering with the graves of 'Confederate soldiers at' Manassas, and ordered the captain re leased liom arrest and restored to duty. The steamer Discovery, which baa just arrived frbra Skagway, Alaska, brings advices from Dawson up to An ''gustZ?. It is stated that the Cana dian police haveoompleted a thorough , investigation of the food supply for the coming winter. They report' that the amount' on hand is more than suffi cient to cany the camp through the winter. ' The boundary dispute between Chile 'and Argentina seems likely to develop into. a great South American conflagra- (ion. J t is believed, a a foundation, that Boliiva : has signed a secret treaty willi Argentina to make common cause i against Chile. In oase of war, how ever, Peru would checkmate Bolivia, leaving Argentina to the caie of Chile.; This attitude of Peru is said to be due to the fact that Chile has wiped 'off , f 10, 000,000 from the ransom for the provinces leturned by the protocol. Chile is now completing her naval and miliary preparations for a hostile cli max to the negotiations with Argen tina. , ' . i Confidence in the American govern nont is general among the Filipino leaders since the Malo Los conference. President McKinloy hae again taken up the question of relaxing trie oivll service rules so as to open more places for political appointments. ',; Frightful misery and immense dam nge will be oaused if the eruption of Mount Vesuvius continues on the alarming scale it. has reached in the last few days. It is said that Garoia's action was a surprise to the Cubans. His resigna' tion was sent to General Gomez and by him aocepted without consultation of the Cuban civil authorities. Christian Brownfield, an old resi dent of the Puget Sound country, was run over and instantly killed by a freight train, near Roy, Wash. He was deaf and 79 years of age. The Filipino congress has favorably impressed the Europeans, who have witnessed its t proceedings. It is be lieved that its. deliberations will result in a petition to President McKinley to establish a protectorate,- i Nearly one-tenth of the entire popu lation of Plainwell, Mich., is ill from eating canned beef at a church social. Fifty-five persons were poisoned, 20 are dangerously ill and four are . expected to die, the doctors having expressed no hope of their reoovery. . The aggregate value of lands in the fjtate of Washington as returned by the oounty boards of equalization amounts to $08,091,071, but as valued by the state board of equalization, they amount to $75,756,359. The aggregate value of improvements upon land was placed at $10,830,331, but reduced by the state board to $7,267,687. . , ' The Filipinos are said to have en tered on a campaign of conquest against Cebu and Iloilo. American warships have been dispatched from Manila for the scene of the conflict. The crews of the insurgent vessels are said to have already committed several Ques tionable acts. . Twenty Spanish steam ers have been transferred to the Ameri can flag. " Full reports of the damago wrought by the recent hurioane in the Barba does have been made. They show that the destruction of property was not overestimated, though the loss' of life was somewhat smaller than was suppose'd ;t first. As it was, the re ports show 100 fatlities. Fifty thou sand persons were (made homeless by the storm. Full damage is estimated at more than $1,000.000. . ' The Spanish authorities at San Juan hare offered Admiral Boh ley, 6, 000 tons of ooal at $6 per ton. The Italian government has proposed to the powers that immediate action be taken against anarchists. ,, Mall advices from Japan state that another formidable rebellion against Japanese rule has broken out in For mosa. . Aguinaldo still maintains that his government is kindly disposed towards ours and that relations will continue friendly. 1 , " t ' r The president has appointed Fred Page Tustin, of Oregon, commlsioner folr. the district of Alaska, to reside alT Wtangel. . ; ' The London Dally Telegraph's St. Petersburg correspondent says thatLui ginltho assassin of the Austrian em press, belonged to an organized gang of anarchists, whose purpose is to murder crowned heads of. Europe. . The streets of Havana are crowded with beggars since the closing of the Boup kitohens. , There' is almost a total lack of food. and clothing, and mon, women and children are dying by inches from disease and hanger. V With .a fierce fire in its hold, the steamer Evelyn,' Captain G. F. Horner, from Huelva, Spain, . heavily loaded with sulphur ore; has put into its pier at Locust Point, Md. It is remarkable that the 'ship and all those on board were, saved from a terrible death in mid-ocean. . i" The Spanish minister of war. Gen eral Corr'ea, has issued instructions for the return of the Spanish troops in the West Indies. , The", sick are to leave first and the archives will be brought to Spain with the arms, ammunition,' flags and material stored .in Cuba and Porto Rico. ' ' S . , It is no longer a secret that Germany is the only nation from which the gov ernment apprehends trouble in the set tlement of the Philippine question, and it is to avert the commitment of an overt act that the president deter mined to so strengthen Rear Admiral Dewey's command as to make it super-" ior to , the German ' fleet ""in Asiatic water. ' More troops are to go to Manila at ! once. Tne .f ifty -flrst Iowa, Twen tieth Kansas, First Tennessee,. First Washington' and the Oregon recruits will comprise " the expedition. ' The late order of the war department on the subject has been direotly reversed. ,There is much oonjecture as to. the cause for the sudden change of policy. The - war department announces that the move is merely in furtherance of a plan to garrison 'the Philippines, Cnba and Porto Rico. It ia also said the new plan includes 20,000 men for the 1 Philippines, 12,500 for Porto Rloo and ' 60,000 for Cuba. ' " . . " Troops Ordered to Embark , for Our Colonies. WASHINGTON BOYS TO GO Also Recruits for the Second Oregon Regiment Troops to Garrison Cuba Will Boon Leave. Washington, Sept. 21. The follow ing troops at San Francisco have been ordered to Manila: ' Fifty-first Iowa regiment; Twentieth Kansas regiment; First Tennessee regi ment; First Washington regiment re cruits for the Second Oregon regiment. Arrangements, for the embarkation of the troops will be made at once. It was stated at the war department that no exigency 'had arisen which made it neoessary to send the troops now at San Francisco to Manila, but the order issued today was in accord ance with the general garrison for the Philippines. It was also said the plan included 20,000 men for the Philippines, 12,600 for Porto Rico and 60,000 for Cuba , The troops to be sent to Manila un der today's order will fill the comple nient for that station. , : ' It waB stated at the quartermaster general's department: that the return ing transports which have been to Ma nila on one trip will be used to take the troops now at San Francisco to the Philippines, two. or. tnese steamei which will accommodate about one-hal of the csmniand are expected to arrive in a day or two. Other steamers are on their way, and-will . be sent back as soon as they are loaded with . troops. Four steamers will be sufficient for the transportation of troops and supplies, It is believed that less time will be con sumed by us ilia these transports than in fitting up new vessels. For Garrison Duty. Washington, Sept.' 21. It. is the present intention of tire administra tion to send toXJuba as a garrison force of the island about 40,000 troops in addition to the force now in Santiago, under command of General Lawton. The organizations which are to com prise the Cuban garrison have, not all been designated yet, but it is assured that at least half of them will be vol untoer8. Within' two weeks orders will be issued for the movement to Cuba of the fiist 1,000 of the perma nent garrison, and .it is tlie expecta tion now that, they will saif from the 'United States about October ,10. These troops'will be followed quickly by oth ers, until the entire force, of 40,000 has boen established on the island. The rainy season in Cuba is nearly at an end, and the most delightful sea son of the year on the island islibout to begin. During the late fall and winter months the climate in Cuba is not only enjoyable, but healthful, and With suoh oare as'will be taken for the health and comfort of the American forces to be stationed in Cuba, officials of the war department have no fear that serious illness .among the men will follow the occupation of the island. Orders Amended. ' Washington, Sept.' 21. The war de partment has amended the orders rela tive to the despatch of -reinforcements to the Philippines so as to increase the number by 1,161 privates and 86 offi cers. These are made up of four com panies of the Twenty-third infantry and' recruits for the Tenth Pennsyl vania, First Nebraska and First Colo rado. These troops made up the expe dition under General King. AGUINALDO'S MESSAGE. " Denies That He Is Unfriendly to the . Auierlnaus. New York, Sept. 21. The following dispatch has been received at the Asso ciated Press office: - , "Manila, Sept. 21. The Filipino government deBires 1 to inform the American government and people that the many rumors circulated regarding the strained relations between the Fili pino and American forces are base, ma licious slanders of an enemy to both parties, and without truth and are cir culated for the purpose of prejudicing the appeal of the Filipinos for release from the oppression and cruelty of Spain. i; The relations of our people and yours have been and will continue of the most friendly nature, and we have withdrawn our foroes from the suburbs of Manila as additional evidence of ouf confidence in the great American re- publio. AGUINALDO." . Insurgents Actively Reorulting. London, Sept. 21. rThe Manila cor respondent of the Times says: The in surgents, urged by constant rumors of the intention of Amerida to re-estab lish Spanish rule; in the archipelago, continue actively recruiting their army. Hundreds from Moanila are enlisting daily, and troops are being drilled everywhere. Greatdiligence is exhib ited in imitating the American forma tion and manual, particularly in volley firing. , Entrenohments in certain posi tions .are being strengthened, and a vigilant line of pickets ia kept outside tire suburbs. At the Barae time, the attitude of the - insurgents is ; more friendly than before the evacuation. ' Applications Must Reach War Depart- nient Through Proper Channels. , 'Washington, Sept. 81. The 'follow ing statement is given out at the war department: . v - 7 "The war depfurtment fa just at present undergoing an experience which illustrates the alacrity with which the average American citizen hastens to his senator or representative in congress for aid in emergencies. "The oessation of hostilities and the improbability of their renewal, with the dullness of camp life, hag appar ently created a feeling of restlessness among the men of the volunteers army, who, in the majority of cases, have given up positions of larger oompensa tion, and many of whom are imploring their political representatives to obtain their discharges, and the latter,, in turn, are il coding the war department with requests for prompt and immedi ate action. To such an abuse of privi lege has this grown that'the war depart raent has been obliged to call dtten' tion to that paragraph of the army reg illations which requires that all com - muniotlons from subolintes to super iors must pass through military chan- nels, arid decline- as a rule to entertain applications for discharges of enlisted men 'unless they come to it in the prop er manner. , k' -: f "A soldier who is desirous of Scour ing his discharge,: and has-good1 and sufficient reasons upon which td base it, will save himself a great amount of tine and trouble if he will set 'forth the reasons for his discharge in a letter addressed to the adjutant-general of the, army and hand it to the captain of hie company, who, in turn, is required to pass it along through brigade, division and corps headquarters, with their re commendation. . Unless this is done, the department will send the paper baok to the company commander for his re'com mendation, and that takes time, Which may be saved by following the propel rule. " ' ':.: ;,;;'.'''' '-. "The 'department has also promul gated 1 another 'ruling in this conneo tion, which is to-the. effect thdt pub lie policy will not permit at this time the oonsideratipn of applications for discharges of men serving in the Phil ippines, Honolulu, Cuba and Porto Rico. The reasons for this are obvi ous. Aside irom the question ol trans portation involved, and the necessity of supplying the places of men who are to be discharged with others from the States, it is to be remembered that the-war is not over, and that much de pends upon the results and delibera tions of the peacV commissioners,' whe have Balled for Pafcs." ' ; 1 A NEW ERA DAWNING. Kmperor ' f China- , Adopts Modern Civilization. , : ' 'Peking, Sept. 21. A remarkable ser ies of imperial edicts have been pub lished during the past few days, j The edicts have startled the officials, while making a favorable Impression upon foreign' residents, who are ' usually skeptloal as to the practical '. value of suoh orders, " ' The -emperor has addressed to .the people a long explanation of hla new policy, declaring that in many respects Western civilization is superior to the existing order in his dominion, and an nouncing' his intention to adopt its good features and discard the bad ones. The most ladicat edict establishes a postal service throughout the empire. In it the emperor asks the people to co operate with him in making the newly established, system a' success, assuring them , that they . will thus aid In strengthening the resources or the em pire. ' ' ''' -'' J ' A fresh- edict followed, extending practically to everybody the right to memorialize the throne, a privilege here, to fore restricted to certain classes. The latest' : edict commands - that mon accounts' be rendered of the government receipts and expenditures everywhere, and that these accounts be published. , , . ; .; r The emperor directs that the edicts be posted throughout the country, in order tlnjt the people may see the en deavors to promote their welfare, which he is making. . 7 v ; 1 i i , . ' A Brllsh Critic . London, Sept. 2,1.. A British naval officer who has just returned from Ma nila says:. - , i . "What Is' needed ia a oroo ftcrtimint. ed with the AsHatlo oustom. America does not seem, to utilize. the material she' has at hand. Every one is sur prised that O. F. 'Williams, United States consul at Manila, was not sent to Paris, instead of a lot of staff officers, who Imow little of the Philippines. I am satisfied that if Consul-General Wildman, who has lived among the Malays. And is familiar with Biitish colonial methods,' were given powjsr, he could arrange 'satisfactory with Ag uinaldo. It is suicidal folly on the part of America that be has not been aoeredltqjJ to Manila long ago.'. - ' "American Inhumanity." ' Madrid, Sept. 21. There is much indignation here at the fact that 'there wqre 123 deaths during the voyage among the 1,000 Spanish soldiers who have just arrived in Spain on board the Spanish transport San lgnacio Ralelero, from Santiago de Cuba. The Spanish attribute this heavy rate to the "inhu manity of the Americans in obliging the sick Spaniards to embark and make roam in the hospitals for Americans." Spaniards -Are Only Waiting for Transports. WILL LEAVE IN A FEW DAYS Evacuation of , Cuba . Will Require About Five Months' Time To Em bark in Spanish Vessels. ' San Juan, Porto Rioo, Sept. 20. The preparations for the embarkation of the Spanish troops are reported to be complete, although tne American com missioners- have not been officially ad vised to that effect., Two ships of the Coropania Transatlantic are expected to arrive here on the 26th inst. Five vessels will be required to transport all thebagga'o and equipment. . The Porto Rican troops are to be landed near Cadiz., '.-The United States commissioners have agreed that suoh troops as desiro to remain 'here may do so, and all the volunteers and some of the regulars, whose families-and interests are here, will remain.'. , ., , If the necessary ships were here, the island could be evacuated - and formally in our possession within three days. - - ' The American commissioners are highly gratified with the? spirit shown by the. Spaniards. The unexpected has happened. Where it was expeoted that opposition and delay would be encountered, none : has been found. In good faith, the Spanish commission ers have met the Americans and ar ranged with thorn, the terms of evacua tion. Our commissioners expect to see the American flag hoisted and the Spanish flag hauled down forever with in three weeks. , . - ; '.,: EVACUATION OF : CUBA. Will Not Be Completed In Less Than Five Months. ..Havana, . Sept. . 20. Rumors that have been put in circulation to the effect Ui at General Wade, president of the evacuation commission, is ill. with yellow fever, may be denied absolutely. General Wade is looking the pjcture of health. The general health on board the steamer Resolute Is good. . ! An ofHeial meeting of. -the Spanish commission was held last bight to con sider the form of evacuation by the Spanish troops and with the object of acquainting the' Americans with the positions and numbers of the Spanish soldiers, and the best method of em barking them. - ,' This afternoon there were sent on board the Resolute sealed documents supposed to contain the statement of the results of last night's .conference. It is understood that it is proposed to start the evacuation from east.to west, embarking the troops at the points of Gibara, Nuevitas, Cienfuegos and Ha vana. - The official statement of the number of Spanish soldiers in the island is said to place the aggregate at 100,000, and it is understood that it is proposed that the men .'carry ' with them their arms, ammunition, material and equip ments. ' .: ' , ' ' It is estimated that the end of Feb ruary will have come before the evacu- atibn of the island is completed. The soldiers must embark in Spanish ves sels. It is suggested that this will be art advantage to both countries, the United States having an opportunity to acclimate its men during the winter months, and it is proposed that'the American government shall land troops to oocupy each . port ' simultaneously with its , evacuation, not leaving any post unguarded at any time.- - A difference of opinion between a Cuban and a Spanish officer in a prom inent cafe here this morning resulted in an exchange of. abusive language and a free fight followed. The dis turbance was promptly : quelled by the police, and the ringleaders were ar rested. The disorder is said to have been provoked by he Cuban, j A secret meeting of ,.: the officers of the Spanish warships now in port was held at the governor's palace. The object of the meeting,, is supposed to have been consideration oil . the qries tion of returning to Spain, which ves sels and a portion of the armament should be taken and which left. , N .; . ' Eruption ot Vesuvius. Naples, Sept. 20. A state of gloomy apprehension prevails among the popu lation regarding the eruption of 'Vesu vius, which is hourly , becoming more active and menacing. Streams of lava most threatening of these flows through : the Vedrino valley, whioh is almost filled. The observatory, which origin ally stood at a height of 610 meters, is now only 27 meters above the sea level, owing to the sinking of the ground. Seven new oraters have formed around the central one, and this has not tend ed to diminish the fears formerly felt, whioh were based upon theaeruption of itones ana scoria similar to that wuicn occurred in 1893. ', . . Tourist and Guide Killed. . Chamounix; Sept. 20. An English man named Binns and a guide who ao oompanied him, while making the as cent of the Aiguille de Charmose, fell, and both were killed. : , Passed. Away at a Tfarrugansett Pier .' , ,; " .' Hotel. Narragansett Pier, R. L Sept. . 20. Miss Winnie. Davis, daughter of . Mrs. Jefferson Davis, died at noon today at a hotel here, to which place she came as a guest in 'the early part, of the pier's secial season. ' She had been ill for several weesk, ,( Mrs. Davis had watched unremit tingly at her daughter's pedside, and Bhe is now bowed vyith- sorrow. The physicians of Mrs. Davis reports she is holding up with great calmness in her affliction, and,- ho fears -are "at present entertained ol her health yielding to the : Miss Win-nie Davis, the "Daughter of the Confederacy,'' was born in tire Confederate executive mansion, at Riohmond, Va., in 1868. She was ed ucated principally at home, owing to the troubles surrounding her father and the publicity which attended all move ments of the Davis family. Miss Davis attained her maturity at ', Beauvoir, Miss. Here she .assisted her mother in various ways -and took her place in the many social functions of the place. She was her father's constant compan ion.', She assisted him in' all his work,' and much of tire information which was required by Mr: Davis in his writ ings was eeuured for him by his daugh ter. Her strong character was marked from youth. - She was engaged to Mr. Wilkeflon, of Syracuse, N. Y., but shortly after her father's death the en gagement was -broken off. While no publio explanation of rupture was given, it is well known that it was for the purpose of maintaining her father's name. .She . received the name 'Daughter of. the' Confederacy" in 1886, when her father made his famous trip through the South. Mr. Davis being unable to appear, Miss. Winnie was brought,. before the thousands at the different points along the route, and introduced as the. "Daughter of the Confederacy." TORAL'S ARMY GONE. All But a Few Sick Spaniards Have Left Santiago. v Washington, ; Sept. -.20. General Lawton reports to the war department tonight that all but eight of the Span ish prisoners have been shipped from Santiago to Spain. Following is the text of General Lawton 's dispatch: "Santiago de Cuba, Sept. 20. Adjutant-General, Washington: All the Spanish prisoners have been shipped except eight, one at Baracoa and seven at Guantanamo, Bick with yellow fever. . "LAWTON. Major-General." Captain Allyn Capron Dead. Washington, Sept. 20. Captain Al lyn Capron, First artillery, died at the his home near Fort Myer. Va., today. When General Shatter's corps went to SantittPO Cflnron nceomnnTiled it apd his battery did notably fine wor k' in the battle of Santiago. During the first day's fighting before the city, Cap tain Capron'B son, Captain. Allyn K. , Capron, of the rough riders, was killed. The death of the son preyed upon the father's mind, but he never, sweived for an instant from his duty during the terrible days that followed.- The seeds of disease were sown in his system dur ing the Cuban campaign, and he re turned to his home at Fort Myer, near this oity, only to be stricken with ty phoid fever. The Sultan Gives In. ' : Candia, Island of Crete, Sept. 20. j.ne sunan iibb uruereu jiuiiem Jrasna, M I. 1 3 YT-l, the military commander in Crete, to- aooede to the demands of the British' admiral, Gerard, Henry : Noel, for dis armament, i thus complying with the whole ultimatum' of. the admiral. ' A Rritinh detAcfimpnt. tndnv nnnn.. pied the entrance to the fort, and it is rumored that the Ottoman troops will be withdrawn and a British force will occupv the town. ' Among the prisoners already handed over to Admiral Noel are two who are accredited with being ringleaders in the attack on the British camp. 'The 'Spanish Peace Commission. Madrid, Sept. 20. The official ga zette publishes the' announcement of the appoinment of Senor Montero Rios, president of the senate; Senor Abarzuza, Senor 'Garniga, General; tjf artA Cunnv X71 1 lo i. i.ln i i n aa 1 . UVIDIU QUU UUUU li 111 lil . It I.-.., CO I.JJO Spanish peaoe commissioners. Senors Du Bosc ' and ' Arangueren. formerly secretaries to the Spanish le gation at Washington, have been trans ferred from St. Petersburg .to Vienna.' The supreme council of war has de cided to suspend Admiral Montoio and Major Sostoa, director of the Cadiz arsenal. The Archbishop's Views." Manilaj 8ept. 20. In n interview with a - press representative, Bishop Doual, of the Philippine islands, said: "1 earnestly hope the islands will nnt remain finanish. hf-ennse the rohelfl are now so strong that -such a course . 1 .1 nnHuAM 1 1 ; .. WUU1U lUDTitauiv vauuo , apiniiiug , bloodshed. The reconquest of the na tives Is impossible until after years of the most crpel warfare." Chanoe for an Arrument. London. Sect. 20. The Daily Mail's Madrid correspondent says a long con ference was held between Senor Sagas- : ta. the premier, 'and Senor Montero Rios, the president of the Spanish peace commission today, whioh resulted in the decision that the peaoe commission shall strenuously defend the. retention of the Philippine islands by Spain.