The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, January 03, 1902, Page 6, Image 6
THR NORFOLK NEWS : Fill DAY , JANUARY 'i , L902. TheJSloitfolkJSieuis Sohloy Is oitHtly tlio paramount IHHUO in llio opinion of hln I'tlondH. Mftko it n happy now your clour through to December ill , IDU'J , The old your in on thu edge mid ready 1o topple over Into tlio abyHH of tltuo. Tlio fli HI. year of tlio nuw coiiturv IH nlxutt to follow tlio hundred of the 0110 that in past. If you are unable to quit any of tlio old hubltN , nt Uwst try not to lonu now OIIOH during tlio your. A resolution to rehabilitate the Norfolk - folk hospital for tlio Intmno IH recom mended to Governor Savage , AM'iitintho Niw Yoilc Mock ex olmngii was Kilil Thin-winy tor 80,000. It must liavo bi'on a viry line onn. Note from South Africa : The Hoers nro treating their English visitorH to a holiday onterliiinmont. Mr. Hryan'H Commonrr insists that the Hilvor ( | iu'ntion Is not ( load. At any rate it Is taking n Bleep strongly re- HOinbling oatalop.'y. The bliy/.ard is now entertaining tlio people of Norway 1th u few Htunts. It is to bo hoped that its European tour iniiy extend through the \ \ Inter. If Undo Ham will upon the isthmian canal , oHtablihh a inorohaiit inarino and oonnoot the Philipplno islands by a cable bis .year's time will bo quite well occupied. "When the navy bccomoH equipped with wireless telegraphy for signalling pnrpobcs , the enemy can pnt its wits to wet k to confuse the signals as n now point iu warfare. Tlio grand jury is after the slot ma chine. operators iu South Oinahn and it la expected that about seventy of thorn will appear today and drop souio coin iu the approved legal slots. Souio of Admiral Schley's friends think that ho should not only bo given credit for whipping the Spanish ( loot at Santiago but would desire that ho bo credited with defeating Ids own govern in out. Senator W. J. Sownll died at hia homo in Ciuudon , N. J. , yesterday morning at 910 : ! after an illness of several weeks. In the death of Senator Sowall Now Jersey hua lost n faithful servant in the .national congress. Young Briglmm Young , Ron of his much married ancestor , is sick at bit- homo in Now Mexico. Ho is sick with nervous troubles , probably inherited from his father who had the best of reasons for being nervous. During n land donl in Arkansas recently - contly throe persona were killed. They must have strenuous real estate doaleis down there , but perhaps they do not aliow grantor resxilts than the Nebraska agents when it comes to making sales . , If General Miles was indiscreet it talking too much ho has certainly shown that ho is not totally lacking in discre tion by resuming his duties with n de gree of grace that cannot but bo appreciated > ciatod by the president and his advisors The report comes from Michigan that | almost the entire peach crop is ruined If the roi > ort concerns last year's crop j1 is probably correct but if reference i made to the coming crop there are those who will prefer to wait a few months for a confirmation of the report. Nebraska farms continue in good do ' maud and purchases are recorded vrltl a regularity and at a price to warn pro ' pectivo buyers that they should bo on the ground early or their opportmnitj may bo lost. Prices nro rising and prom " ifio to go still higher as the best soil on earth cannot long bo kept nt a mini maiu prico. The United States government give employment to 230,000 people ontsid of the army und navy , and yet there are those who would consider the num ber of jobs too few if they were doubled The timo'may come when we will all be working on government salary , which would bo nu ideal condition , iu the opinion of mnjiy. The improvements made nt Albion during the post year foot up to the handsome amount of $110,170 and the News of that city is undoubtedly justified tion fied in its belief that the town has boon enjoying a boom. Next year will un doubtedly witness further improvements among which there is promise of n $20- 000 hotel building , Some of the tempernuco people of Missouri nro objecting to the use of wine iu christening the battleship soon to bo launched at Newport News which will illa boar the uamo of that state. It is a woeful waste of good spirits , to bo sure , but it wns not supposed that the tern- poranco people would be the first to ob ject to the "busting" of u bottle. The Stanton Register has the follow ing to nay regiiidlng the lomovul of tint Norfolk liOHpl'ul patients ; but It is veiy doubtful if they hiivo inorcased their political ohanccH , iw the HeglMur inn- miitosi "Onoof the ino-ttwiiHlofiilaotH < if the present administration the clos ing of the Noi folk asylum and the trans ferring of the pnlUnitH to Huntings and Lincoln , The Male owned a half mil lion of piopoity at Norfolk and by the expundituro of $50,000 could have ro- pain d the damages dnno by the tiro. It was not in the IntorestH of economy that the patlonlH were moved , but because thu present Hlato oIlldlalH could inereaso tholr political chances in another cam- palgn. " The populists would no doubt dcsiro that while I ho hiiHlnof-H men and people in goncriil tire Kiijoj ing prospuiity the railroads and other largo corporations should bo In pt out of tholr share , but it can readily bo conceived that IhiH would bo impossible therefore ( ho showing of milload earnings may bo taken as an indication ofhat the people are enjoy ing. The not income of thu Union Pa- clflo ro'ul ' for the your ending Juno ! ! ( ) WUH § 'Jll7a ! 001 , but while the gro s re ceipts show an Inotoaso of 1121 per uont , the operating expenses have increased - creased l/i.rifi / per cent , indicating that morn than the increase in receipts It IH been expended in improvements , in creased wages and moro holp. The Southern 1'aclllo has n surplus of $11- liill.CitiO and cxpondtd largo KIIIIIH in hot- torments , rentals , eto. It is said Thomas A. Kdison is literally working himself to death. IIo spends from twelve to twenty hours in his lab oratory at Kast Oraugo , N. ,1. , often working from early morning till mid night without eating anything but n breakfast. IIo has boon warned by physicians that ho canno continue un der the strain , as his stomach is at last giving out. It used to bo questioned by his doctors whether Edison wns consti tuted as other inou , ho could stand so muoh moro than anybody olso. But at last the strain has told on him , and ho is informed that ho must cnro for him self or his career will come to an un timely end. There are few men whoso years of work nro worth so much to the world as those of Edison ; but ho pays no attention to warnings , going right ahead with his work and keeping at it every day till in sheer exhaustion ho is compelled to stop. Sioux City Tribune. . The Sixth district statesmen nro nl- ready stirring the political pot in refer ence to n congressman to succeed No- vlllo next fall. For the first time iu many years the counties comprising the district show n republican plurnlity nnd men of that party nro moro than anxi ous to match strength with the fusion- ists. The republicans mentioned for the position nro : M. P. Kinkaid of O'Neill , P. M. Ourrio of Broken Bow , A.E Cndy of St. Paul , Frank Boomau of Kearney , Judge Grimes and Senator Evans of North Plntto , F. M. Dorringtou and R. W. Montgomery of AllianceCaptain A. G. Fisher of Ohadrou , II. K. Dicksou of ' O'Neill , W. B. Willia of Butte , 13. D. J Owens of Oozad and F. G. Hamer of I Kearney. Among the democrats and ' populists , there is very little being said , but there nro sovernl mentioned for the place besides the present incumbent. Among them nro M. F. Harrington of O'Neill , Judge W. II. Westover of Rushville , Gonornl P. II. Barry of - Groely.A.N. Morrissey of Valentine and Homer M. Sullivan of Broken Bow. Nebraska farmers may ho interested in some of the conditions that confront the fnrmeis of Canada and the follow- ing takou from the Nnws of Oak Lake , Manitoba , contains some of them : "Threshing is n thing of the past with us. The trouble uow is to get the wheat marketed , as elevators are full and the streets iu n fair way of being crowded with bags , ns not to leave room for any more. You could not borrow or buy a bng around hero if yon wanted to over so bad , simply because they nro lying iu , 0110 or the other of our villnges full of ll"wheat. . How wo nro going to get our | nol , clothing nud grocories.to say nothing i- ing about paying our debts , is n connu- rum. $ It is evident that the 0 P. R s not capable of handling our trade and that some other way must bo found for taking our produce to the seaboard. Some say that the elevators at Fort William 1- 1u liam are full and blame the dominion government for not allowing American ' vessels to carry the grain when the Cnundinu supply was insufficient. Wherever the blunio lies this country has to suffer the loss and that Js not n little. " The year 1901 has proven a record- breaker among the five succeeding years in the expansion of United States com merce and each of the five years has shown a commercial advauco over the year preceding. Iu spite of the steel strike , the stock panic of May , several largo failures and other accidents in the commercial world tending to hurt busi ness , this showing has been made , and it is expected that some magnificent figures will ho required to show the re sult. People had thought that each of these years must ho the highest iu n commercial sense and that the succeed ing year would show n decliuo , hut they have kept right on advancing and may do so for years to como. It is one of the most remarkable eras of progress over known iu any country , and if it is in the power of the pioilo | to hi up it on' lliu tip giadu it may bo expeitid that iliny will no MI. icgnrdli-M of t IfoitH to o niluM ) iliem on ilu main IH UO. With , coiiM'ivailvo dealing It is piob- tlml the excellent condition may bii iniulo pormanoiH and it should cur- tainly bo the endeavor of everyone to have it HO. The European commercial Interests vlow with alarm the progress of Amor- tea in such matters and have expressed a do.iir to adopt A mot lean methods in Ilioir business transactions , Tlmy may learn to the best of their ability and yet not succeed. The commercial enter prise of America is undoubtedly inbred and the European people can no moro learn it than a person with no poetry in his houl can learn to bo a pcot. Poi haps ono of the most astonishing things to European eyes IH thus roviowtd by the Htuto Journal : "Tlio ooolnim with which American pioperty owners tear down good buildinns to make roe n for something larger and liner has long been a matter of surprise to fnroignms Some parts of Now York city h.ivo bfen rebuilt two and thruo times within the memory of men now living. Chicago will HOO dm ing the coming year a fair Haniplo of this form ot ontrrprHo , when two substantial and costly buildingsono six and the other nine stories in height , will by razed to imiko room for n now sixtoun-storiod bank building at Motiroo and Itmi born htreels. One of the stiuot- uros doomed to destruction is the Mon- tank block , ono of the first of the Chicago cage Hkyscrapors , which was erected only fifteen years ago. " The people of Norfolk may felicitate themselves that this city has boon brought intoromo prominence by reason of the fnct that nu insight into the future conduct of the treasury depart ment of the United States government wns first presented hero. When Governor nor Shaw of Iowa addressed the bankc rs of northeast Nebraska hero on April 22 , lust , no one was able to see into the future far enough to know that the coming secretary of the treasury and ono of the most important officials in the United States government to the bankers and through thorn to nil the people , was speaking. Late events have demonstrated , not only that the future secretary of that department was speak ing , but that ho was delivering what ho now considers to bo his best address on the important questions over which his influence may ho exerted. Those who hoard the speech will nowjiave occasion to recall it with satisfaction and those not so fortuuato will have additional cnuao for regret. It supports the con tontiou that events of supreme import unco may bo transpiring and bo given but commonplace attention. From the fnct that Governor Shnw has again re ferred to that address , it may bo con I- ceived that the future secretary was then addressing the bankers of the country and , in less degree , the people and the world on matters that will effect them during his administration. Norfolk people heard President Roosevelt velt talk but his address was similar to those that bad been delivered iu other parts of the country. In this case however - over , the people enjoyed original ideas . and exclusively the thoughts of one of the most important officials of the gov erumeut. New Year's Resolutions. The practice of forming new resolu tionsou Now Year's , calculated to cause people to lead better and purer lives , boon in the hands of the funny men and cartoonists so long that the rising generation oration is beginning to believe that such rocolvos never were anything but jokes meant to bo broken not later than the morning of the second day of the year , and are brought to the point of ridicul ing anyone who turns over a new leaf with the idea of reform. It ia time they should bo undeceived Thousands of good resolutions have boon made on Now Year's day nnd have been rigidly observedto the great benefi of the person immediately concerned , as well as to the betterment of relatives , associates nnd acquaintances. It is n ; new year custom that should notbecorn 10 the exclusive property of humorists , bu its original purpose should bo cmphn ! - si/.ed with ench passing year. Along with the equnring of the year's accounts , the exchanging of social calls and othe functions of the beginning of the year the taking of resolutions designed to up - lift and dignify has its place. Evi Pu though such resolves are kept for but a day they will have a beneficial effec and influence others to rake and keo jp like resolutions. Tlio breaking of a silly and pernicion Ihabit , the overthrow of a tendency teat run into debt , the determination totrea IIfamily nnd friends with greater kind - iiess.a resolution to observe moro strictl aiy the teachings of religion or morality , iya rotolvo to greater endeavors toward sue - cess iu n business EOUSO , and counties other resolutions , may bo taken with iibenefit that will endure through life. It is probably duo to people who consider thoao resolutions too lightly that there oaro so mauy failures. They should never bo taken without serious thought and earnest consideration of the conso- dquouces nnd when the mind is once iiindo up it should bo backed by n deter- miuntiou that knows not failure irnd the resolutions will uot only bo firm nnd enduring but will have n marked effect upon associates. ' ' ( ! reator than his party greater than the poopli * of the Mate IH Governor Savage , Tlio poor follow who stole Juss than $100 will piobably continue to serve full time. After that lecture , will the republican party again have the temerity to ques tion any act of Governor Savngo ? All thu brains of the republican party now occupy the cranium of the execu tive and the patty may as well disband. It is nald that there are cloven men in congress who have not introduced resolutions touching on thoScliloy con troversy. They should bo presented with medals. The Missouri him binm MicccsHfully launched and will now proceed to "bhow" any of tlio enemies of the United StateH who may bo inclined to ruihe questions. The governor was wino in onoparticti- lut hia executive action \van taken when an old and decrepit year , that had no strength to resunt the insult , was paHHtng into eternity. The governor i.s also wiser than any judge or jury that acted on the Ilaitluy case they said ho deserved ! 20ytmiH and the governor is of tlio opinion that u fourth of that was too much. No material changes appear to have taken place except the substitution of the ' ' 2" for " " figure the 1" in thu num ber of years A. D. and doubtless n great tunny are forgetting even this change. Now that the governor has made pub lic the fact that Hon. Joseph Hartley atood behind the banks of the state during the panic and saved them from financial ruin , perhaps ho would uot mitid going a little further into the subject and stating the names of a few of the banks that were thus saved. So far as wo have been able to learn , the Hon. Joe was amply secured for every dollar ho advanced to baiiki in distress , which moans that the money he pnt oat iu that way was returned to him , and as Joe wns uot in business for his health wholly it is fair to presume that ho r coivod a few cents of interest for the nc- comodn'ions extended. As the gov < ernor's statement now stands , the infer euce is that all the banks of the state de pended for their very existence upon the good will of the state treasurer during the panicky time that ho was in office , which of course is n direct insult to the bnnkers of the state , as most of them' ' did uot in fact ask for or receive one contof assistance from the state treas ury. But the governor , iu attempting to shield himself , like n cowardly child trios to put the blame upon others , nnd ho has banded the bankers a very liberal slice. Executive Incompetence. The new year brought the startling news from Lincoln that Hartley's sen tence had been commuted , that the largest theft in the history of the state had been condoned by Governor Savage and that the ex-treasurer was enjoying his liberty ns the new yenr wns ushered iu. The action wns tnkou regardless of court decisions , iu spite of the notion of the last republican state convention and in the fnco of an adverse opinion on the pnrfc of the majority of the people of the stato. Bartley was convicted on Juno 24 , 1897 , of embezzling moro than $160,000 of the state funds and wns sentenced two days later to serve 20 years in the poniteutiary and to pay a fine of 5803 , 708.00. At the time his sentence was commuted by Governor Savage , count' ' ing the year ho was iu the Douglas county jail , ho had served five years seven months and eight days and had not paid the fine imposed. Last summer Bartley was paroled by Governor Snvugo but his action mot with such general displeasure that ho wns influenced to put him back into prison. Now , after the storm he raised by that action had scarcely subsided , bo gives the defaulter a full pardon under guise of commutation of sentence and Bartley is again a free man. Iu taking this mutter into his own hands the governor has decided to no only ignore the will of his party ns ex ' pressed in state convention , but in addi tiou administered n rebuke to the delegates " gates representing that party , labeling ' their actiou n discourtesy and informing the public that their creation wuf greater than the party by intimating that they were meddling with mutton that were uono of their affairs. Without professing a knowledge o the pressure that has been brought t bear on the executive to compel this no tiou , it is evident that ho has roliu quiahod all hopes of further politica preferment , cares nothing for the future success of the republican party and hi notions speak louder than words , "The people ho damned 1" In a cowardly manner , instead of shouldering the blame for the action , ho given n list of promiuout people iu various parts of the state who had boon induced to petition for the defaulter's pardon , hoping un doubtedly that a share of the public in dignation would ho berne by them , when ho should know that petitions were powerless without his action and that ho is entitled to the full blame. The pardon of this mau is a travesty n justice , n slap at thu republican party ml an outrage against the public , and i view of the 'fact , Unit tint governor coins to liuvo relinquished all hopes of trthor preferment , ho will pr ibubly ol rnfuso to anticipate such a result ml lesign the position lie ha1) HO freely nd utterly debasod. Snoh action would unquestionably bo ndorscd by ! ) ( ) per emit of the repttbll- an p trty of Nebraska and a largo ma- ority of the people. An outraged people and a dishonored omnioiiwealth demand that ho cease rawing a salary for abusing MB cons'i- uontH and ignoring their wishes. LANDSLIDE CAUSES WRECK. Four Trainmen Killed and Several' Passengers Slightly Injured. Lynchbiirft , Vn. , Dec. 30. A land slide on the Chesapeake and Ohio allroad n nr Reuadn Station , flvo ullrs Houlli of Lynrhburg , yesterday caused a wreck , In which four train- ii were killed nnd novcral other. iwaons Inj'trcd , but none of them seriously. The slide wua caused by , due to the heavy raln . The dead : Conductor E. A. Whit- nker , Engine"- George Flohor , Bug- ; nfomnfitor Tliompsoji , Express Mcs- longer Shannon. A mnn named nnkor , a machinist Clifton Fonjo , Va. , Is missing. Several passengers from the scene' of tlio wreck believe that probably one or two passengers tire burled im- ; lcr the debris caused by the ulldc , but no tinmen can be ascertained of any passenrers known to bo missing. It H stated that the train had run Into n rocliHlldo without damage nnd the trainmen and some of the passengers me ! succeeded In pushing the pnssen- er car back from under the cliff. They wore trying to do the same hlng for the baggage car , when a second end heavy slide came down. The car wns overturned and Thompson , Fisher and Shannon were crushed. Conductor Whlttakor was knocked nto the river and drowned. A shout of warning as the second elide came enabled most of those who were in danger to escape without Injury. All the killed were residents of Richmond. APARTMENT BUILDING BURNS. Fire Spreads Rapidly and Twenty Families Have Narrow Escapes. Chicago , Doc. 30. A Christmas tree , loaded with Inflammable orna ments and candles , caused a flro last night that destroyed the Alexander apartment building ; , a six-story struc ture on Cottage Qrovo avenuo. The loss will exceed $100,000. Twenty families lived in the building and the flames spread so rapidly that a score of persons barely escaped with their lives. There waa only one stairway J In the building and escape by that arenuo was cut off by the flames and Bmoke. When the firemen reached the scene , the frightened occupants were hanging to window ledges and the flro escapes. Ladders wore raised as fast as possible , but several of the tenants were painfully burned before they were rescued. Wreckage Washed Ashore. Port Townsend , Wash. , Dec. 30. Ad vices from Neah bay eay that a large amount of wreckage is being found on the beach south of Cape Flattery , among which are life preservers , hatches , broken doors and a > quantity of boards , probably belonging to the deckhouse of some vessel. Some bed- dlug was also found on various parts of the beach. From information at band no clew is furnished by these findings , though it Is thought the ' wreckage was part of the collier Mat- tewan. Floods In Tennessee. Nashville , Tenn. , Dec 10. Incessant rains for the past 4S throughout east Tennessee Hire : . 10 do more damage to property than the disas trous flood of last May , when eight lives were lost and fully $2,000,000 damage done to railroad and farming property. The Southern railway has annulled all trains between this city and Asheville , N. C. , owing to water covered and badly washed tracks be tween Newport and Rankin. " * Flood Tide at Plttsburg. Plttsburg , Dec. 30. Ileu y rains for 3G hours hero and at all headwater points on both rivers has produced a condition which will result in what may be called a flood stage in the Ohio . river today. Timely warning by the weather bureau will bo the means of saving much property and only tempo rary Inconvenience Is expected by In terests along the river fronts. Both the Allegheny and Monongabela are still rising. I Body at Bottom of Shaft. Cripple Creek , Colo. , Dec. 28. Mar * tin Gleason , BO years of ago , superin tendent of the Wild Horse , Damon and | Deadwood mines , was found dead yes terday at the bottom of the Kalamazoo shaft , 500 feet , below the surface of ortho ground. The body was horribly mangled. The ground around the mouth of the shaft bore marks of a struggle and it is evident that Qleason was murdered. Sentenced for Neglect. Now York , Dec. 28. Edward Glen- non , ttoo former wardman of the West Thirtieth street police station , was yesterday sentenced to six months' 1m- prlsonment in the penitentiary by Ro cordor Goff. Glennon was found guilty of willful neglect of duty in falling to suppress a disorderly house. Davy Is a County Judge. Pierre , S. D. , Dec. 31. Governor ' Horreld has issued n commission to II. E. Davy of Lead City as county judge of Lawrence to fill the vacancy caused by the election of P. J. Washa I baugh to the circuit bench. Warships Cast Anchor in Waters Near Venezuela. HOSTILITIES ARE IMMINENT. Internal Conditions Not Promising of Great Results Plan Is to Pre vent Introduction of Foreign Sup plies Castro Will Offer Resistance. Washington , Dec. 23. The gather ing 01 German warships In the vicinity ' of Yoni'KucIn and the presence In the Bruno locality of many American , Brit ish , French and other foreign war- chips , IB directing attention to the Imminence of the naval demonstration Germany Is about to make against Venezuela. Thus far , the German gov ernment has not made known the exact . act details of her proposed move , the official communications to the United Gtatcs being conllned to an Inquiry ns lo the attitude of this government on the question of a demonstration In view of the purpose on the part of Germany not to acquire any perma nent foothold in Venezuela. The an- i ewer of this government was entirely | ' callsactory ! to the German nuthoil- tics , who slnco have proceeded with i the execution of llielr plans for co ercing Venezuela. It Is said to bo . probable that the first move of Ger ; many will bo to establish a. blockade j of Venezuelan ports , so ns to prevent the Introduction of food products Into Venezuela and thus starve the be- clcgcd Into submission. The Germans are expected to occu py one or moro of the main ports of Venezuela , probably La Guayra and Mnracalbo. On the part of Venezuela , it Is semi-omclally stated that Presi dent Castro has made known that he is prepared for any eventuality. With reference to German occupation ot one or more ports , it is thought to be likely that Venezuela will rely on ha rassing the Invaders. The fresh water supply of La Guayra and Maracaibo a drawn from Interior streams and akes and these are expected to b cut off. The Interior of Venezuela IB regarded as cafe , as It is said that it would tak * at least 200,000 German I soldiers to make any progress through .ho uneven country against guerrilla tactics. Reach Venezuelan Coast. La Guayra , Venezuela , Dec. 28. The United Ctates battleship Indiana has arrivedat Wlllemsted , island of luracoa. The British cruiser Tribune and th * Dutch cruiser Utrecht have arrived here. ' The German cruiser Vlneta. IB expected to reach this port today. PREFER DANISH SOVEREIGNTY. Natives of West Indies Sit Forth Do- Iret In Resolutions Sent to King. St. Thomas , D. W. I. , Dec. 28. A larg * orderly demonstration took place At Chrlitlanated , Island of St. Crolx , Danish West Indies , yesterday. Those who took part in it comprised repre- ntatlTCB of the native , official and planting elements. Resolutions wer made urging Denmark to Introduce reforms and improvements in the Dan- sh West Indies islands and to lift the islands out of the humiliations of the past. It was also set forth that the leading Inhabitants of the Islands do- Blred that the islands be not sold , hut that commercial , Industrial and so cial reforms under the Danish flag be Instituted. The resolutions express confidence that King Christian and his ministry will consider the demands. The procession , which was headed by bands of music , marched .through Christlansted , carrying 900 flags and cheering for the king. Says Husband Is Anarchist. New York , Dec. 28. Rudolph Gross man , editor of the Austro-Hungary Ga zette , was arrested yesterday , charged with assaulting his wife with a k'nlfe. Mrs. Grossman declared her husband to be an anarchist and said that ho repeatedly told her he would consider himself highly honored if ho could" but do to President Roosevelt what Czolgosz did to President McKlnley. She alleged that her husband on Dec. 23 last addressed a meeting of anarch ists In this city , where he was intro duced by Emma Goldman. Seven Americans Killed. Manila , Dec. 28. Captain Schoeffel , with a. detachment of 18 men of com pany E , Ninth infantry , at Dapday , isl and of Samar , was attacked by a largo 1 force of bolomen. A severe hand-to- hand fight ensued , In which n ser geant , n corporal and five privates were killed. Captain Schoeffol was wounded , but not dangerously , and ono private was slightly wounded. No porperty was lost. The enemy was finally repulsed with heavy loss. Chile-Argentine Dispute Ended. Buenos Ayres , Dec. 28. It is gen erally admitted that the difficulties between Argentine and Chile have been ended. It is true that a word In the protocol was changed before the text of the document was made public nt Santiago , but Senor Portela , the Argentine gentine- minister , protested against the alteration and the Chilean minister promptly ordered a rectification to ho made. Ten British Killed. London , Dec. 28. Details received' hero from South Africa of the ambus cading near Beglnderyn , Orange Riv ed Colony , of 200 mounted Infantry by 300 Doers and 40 armed natives , led by Commandant Drltz , show the British losses to have been ten killed nnd 15 wounded. The lessee of th Boers are not knov-n.