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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
PRICE TWO CENTS. WORST STORM FOR YEARS End of Cable to Victoria Lost and the Station Is Wrecked. Vancouver Shipping Damaged $100,000 —Losses on Se attle Water Front. Vancouver, B. C, Dec. 27.—The worst storm for several years struck Vancouver at midniglu Wednesday and continued all day Thursday. Great damage was done, especially to> small shipping, the total loss being estimated at about $100,000. The steamer Aorangi, coming in from Austra lia, lay in English bay all night and got her anchor foul of the Canadian Pacific cable to Victoria, the end of which is now lost. The cable station was wrecked by the storm and logs piled against it. The bark Elizabeth Nicholsen dragged her anchor across the harbor and went broadside against the Hastings mill wharf. She broke the copper sheathing over her bows, but no holes were stove in her. The bow of the steamer Active was carried on the wharf and the vessel dam aged. Fifteen small steamers were blown adrift and all more or less damaged. Wreckage has been picked up in the gulf including several cases of Alaska pack era company salmon marked "Todd, Icy Pass." These are thought to be either from a southbound Alaska steamer or from the Mainlander. HOISES WASHED AWAY Water Front at Seattle Gets Full Force of Storm. Seattle, Wash., Dec. 27. —The storm did much damage and endangered iriany lives in this city. Along the north end of the water front, where wind and wave had full sweep at high tide, the breakers washed away eight houses. Floating driftwood battered these to matchwood. The occupants barely escaped. On North Broadway a little cottage was overturned. No one was injured. High water on the Duwamish river ad ded to the seriousness of the situation. Wires were down all over the city. The highest velocity from the wind was thirty five miles an hour. WIND AND FIRE 45-Mile-an-Hoar 'Wind at Wai In Walla. Wash. Walla Walla, Wash., Dec. 27.—Wind blowing at the rate of forty-five miles an hour caused much damage in this section. Telegraphic lines and electric wires were tossed about and fell in dangerous prox imity to buildings. The residence of G. S. Bond caught fire from a live wire and a small fire was caused at the home of Allen H. Reynolds by the crossing of a telephone and a live arc light wire. Weakened by the strain of the wind, the barrel flume leading to the power plant of the Walla Walla light aud power company exploded at noon and for more than an hour a column of water shot sixty feet in the air. The city is without electric lights. CAME FROM A CLEAR SKY Old-Time Blizzard in Montana—A Conductor Killed. Salt Lake, Utah, Dec. 27.—Sleet and Bnowstorins, accompanied by wind, which at some points almost reached the ve locity of a hurricane, have played havoc with train and telegraph service from the northwest. Spokane, Wash., so far as telegraphic service is concerned, is completely cut off from the outside world. At Butte, Mont., the storm came from the west out of a clear sky, the snow, driven by a fierce wind, being so thick that it was impossible to see across the streets. Mlssoula, Mont., Dec. 27.—Conductor Charles King who had charge of a freight was blown from his train by the fierce storm while trying to reach the caboose. His mangled body was found at the bot tom of a deep gorge. From Fort Beaton come reports of the THE LION TAMER. worst storm known in years. The big windows of ihe courthouse were blown in. Helena, Mont., Dec. 27. —A storm struck Helena with a suddenness that was startling. An apparently calm, warm morning was soon transformed into a howling blizzard. The wind attained a velocity of forty five miles an hour. The storm came from the northwest and was general over west ern and central Montana. "RED'S" DESIRE Anarchist Would Kill Roose velt, but Attacks His Wife Instead. New York. Dec. 27.— Rudolf Grossman, editor of the Austro-Hungarian Gazette, was arrested to-day, charged with as saulting his wife with a knife. Mrs. Grossman declared her husband to be an anarchist and said that he repeatedly told her he would consider himself highly honored if he could but do to President Roosevelt what Czolgosz did to President McKinley. She alleges that her husband on Dec. 9 last addressed a meeting of anarchists in this city where he was in troduced to Emma Goldman. "GOOD CATCH" Hair-Raising Escape of a Man Falling From a Steeple. Chicago, eDc. 27.—John Kelly, working on a church steeple 150 feet above the street, had a remarkable escape from death here to-day. He slipped from the top of the steeple and fell sixty-five feet, where the edge of the roof interrupted his fall in such a manner that his hands were thrown against a small projection. Though almost unconscious, he clung to this hold three minutes, until a fellow workman rescued him. He was seriously injured internally, but it is believed he will recover. SENATE DEMURS May Knock Out the Philip pine Tariff Bill of the House. From The Journal Bureau, Jioom AS, Post Baildinu, Washington. Washington, Dec. 27. —It is not at all certain that the finance committee of the senate will follow the house program fixing tariff rates for the Philippines and Cuba. Within the last day or two opposition to the Philippine tariff bill has developed and it will not be sur prising If the senate committee declines to accept the house bill without amend ment. Some of the most influential re publican senators are inclined to stand firm for a reduction of the rates on im ports from the islands into the United States. The Philippine commission is still insisting that the rates in the bill ought to be cut one-half on staple products of the islands and Governor Taft will be here before final action is taken in the senate to urge the adoption of the commission's views. Developments the last few days indicate too, that the senate may stand by the demand of the administration that Cuba be afforded relief by a reduction of the duties on sugar and tobacco. Chairman Aldrich of the finance committee is ready to support the administration on the ques tion and other influential republican sen ators are reaching the conclusion that a differential tariff ought to be supplied. —W. W. Jermaa*. FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 27, 1901. DE WET BUS? AGAIN Dons Fighting Clothes With San- quinary Results. BRITISH SUSTAIN HEAVY LOSSES Deceived by a Band of Burghers Dressed in tlxe Uniform of • - the King's Men. - ♦•'-.-"- How York Sun Special Smew lea London, Dec. 27.—General De Wet has taken revenge for the recent successes of the British in rushing laagers at night, and has captured a British camp in the eastern part of the Orange River colony by the use of tactics similar to those em ployed by the British. The scene of the reverse. is within one of the areas of the Boers' main resistance, where General I De Wet has frequently foiled the British I commanders. The following brief dis- I patch from General Kitchener tells all that is at present known of the affair: Johannesburg, Dec. 26.—Runrlle reports that Colonel Firman's camp at Zeefont.ein was successfully rushed on the night of Dec. 24, by a considerable force of Boers under De Wet! I fear the casualties are many. Firman's column consisted of the Thirty-fourth, Thirty fifth. Thirty-sixth and Fifty-third companies of Imperial yeomanry, one gun of the Sev enty-ninth and one pompom. They were guarding the head of the blockhouse line from Harrismith to Bethlehem. The First and Sec ond Imperial Light Horse have gone In pur suit of the Boers. A delayed message from Pretoria, dated Dec. 23, says: The actions of .the last few days have, resulted in about forty j Boers being killed and a large number wounded and about 100 prisoners taken The British casualties in the same time were also heavy. Most of the latter oc curred in the fierce fight of Colonel Damant's cavalry and the Boers under ; General M. Botha, which was directly at tributable to the tactics of the Boers in using the disguise of the uniform of the British yeomanry for the purpose of get-~ ting at close range unscathed. While en gaged with one party of Boers Captain Scott of Damont's Horse, saw what he be lieved to be -some squadrons of yeomanry from a British column that was operating in that vicinity, which were apparently fighting another party of burghers. These drew gradually closer to Scott's com mand. Fraud Discovered Too Late. When the fraud was discovered Captain Scott's men fired on the Boers and drove them off, killing three and wounding five others. Colonel Dament himself who was some distance away, brought up his guns and pompons and endeavored to gain the ridge before the Boers, but he was half a minute late. The Boers gained the crest of the ridge, which they held and suc ceeded in inflicting severe loss on Colonel Damant's party, only four of whom es caped unhurt. Captain Scott .then came up with the re mainder of the force, and, charging the same position, drove the burghers off Colonel Remington also arrived about this time and pursued the Boers for seven miles. He killed or captured a number of them. The Boers sent a courier in under a white flag to ask permission to bury their dead, who numbered twenty-seven in the neighborhood of the two positions' The Imperial Light Horse having laagered their transport, made a night march of about 100 miles with the inten tion of surrounding General Christian De Wet. They failed to locate his head quarters, however, and when they went into camp they were attacked by De Wet with a superior force. The Imperial Light Horse had fifteen casualties, but repulsed the Boers, killing six and capturing six teen. The National scouts, composed of burghers who have taken the oath of al legiance have been constantly doing good work under their commander Celliers Their mode of operation is to ride out from local bases without transport and endeavoring to strike moving groups of Boers. In this way they have just taken fourteen at Brugspruit. Major Colen brander, the Afrikander traveler and scout, captured sixty Boers south of Oli phants river. No details have yet ar rived. Colonel Parke, to the northeast of Pretoria, has repulsed Commandant Mul ler, who attacked with a pompon. Eight Boers were killed. MISS STONE'S RELEASE SEEMS NEAR. Salonica, Dec 27.— W. W. Peet, treasurer of the missionary society In Constantinople, has established communication with the brigandß who hold Miss Ellen M. Stone captive and hopes that the release of Mips Stone will be accomplished within a fortnight. CHANCE FOR THE PANAMA This Route May Be Chosen Instead of the Nicaragua THE LIMIT IS $40,000,000 United States Would Not Pay a Greater Sum. Than This. RESTS IN HANDS OF THE FRENCH Panama Route Favored in the Sen ate and Commission May Change Its Recommendation. Special to The Journal. Chicago, Dec. 27. —"Walter Welman In a special to the Record-Herald from Wash ington says: It may be Panama after all. As soon as the holidays are over and con gress returns to town the battle of the canals is expected to rage with great fury. Nicaragua still has the advantage, but it is not to be permitted to carry off the honors without a struggle. Panama is developing unlooked-for strength. A private telegram from Paris indicates that the new Panama canal compariV is prepared to submit to the United States a definite offer of sale at the value set by the Walker commission, namely, $40,000, --000. If the Panama company does submit such an offer and includes in it all its property of whatever description there is at least a chance that the strong tide now running in favor of Nicaragua may be stemmed. If the French company makes another blunder and asks any higher fig ure than $40,000,000 it will get nothing and the canal at Nicaragua will be au thorized. In the house it ia not believed that the Panama at any price would receive con sideration. The house is set for the Nicaragua and apparently nothing can change its view at this late hour. Panama Strong in the Senate. But in the senate a strong Panama party is developing. Influential senators say privately that they are convinced that Panama is by long odds the better route, and if any offer to sell at the commis sion's valuation is received they declare it will receive favorable attention at the hands of the senate. The most important development of the day is the discovery that the isthmian commission, of which Admiral Walker is president, may be induced to change its recommendation from the Nicaragua to the Panama route.- If the French company submits an offer of sale at $40,000,000, and that offer is referred by the president to the commission, as it probably will be, the chances are in favor of a reversal of its attitude by the eoirnpission. This state ment is m&(?.e u,W'. i:., ■ highest authority. It is equally certain that the commis sion will not consider favorably any offer at a higher price than the sum which it fixed as the value of the Panama prop erty in its annual report, and this- offer must include every piece of property now owned by that company. All Depends Upon the French. Everything depends, therefore, upon whether the French company has wisdom enough to make such a proposition. Up to this time the Panama people have handled their business very badly. They threw away an opportunity to secure a fa vorable report from the commission in its annual report, President Hutin not having enough acumen and business discretion to do the right thing at the right time. He was repeatedly urged by Admiral Walker to submit a reasonable, definite proposal of sale. He was repeatedly warned that failure so to do would result in a recommendation for Nicaragua, and after that it would be next to impossible to secure any consideration whatever for the Panama scheme. With rare fatuity, M. Huntin frittered away his opportuni ties. He has been forced to resign from the presidency and the men now in con trol are trying to induce the stockholders to correct his blunder. 400 KILLED Bayonets and Machetes Used Most Effectively in Colombia. • Colon, Colombia, Deo. 27. —General Mar- In, the Colombian revolutionary leader, attacked Honda on the Magualena river Dec 9 with 1,200 men. The garrison, con sisting of 430 men, foug-ht from 6 a. m. until 12:30 p. m. At Ba. m. the garrison received reinforcements numbering 200 men. The battle started on the outskirts of the city and ended at Caracoll, nine miles from Honda. Bayonets and machetes were used. The government forces were victorious. Four hundred men were killed. WILSON WILL STAY IN NO TRUTH IN STORY ABOUT COBURN President Roosevelt Tells Gov. Shaw He Is Glad of the lowa. Finn's Acceptance. Washington, Dec. 27. —The most posi tive denials are given of the story that F. D. Coburn of Kansas is to succeed Secretary Wilson. When the fact that Governor Shaw had accepted the tender of the treasury portfolio was made public the announcement was made that Secre tary Wilson would remain in the cabinet, and to-day the same statement was re iterated at the White House in the most emphatic manner. The president is anxious that Secretary Wilson should re main and the secretary himself has in formed the president that he will be glad to do so. ROOSEVELT WHITES President Practically Informs Shaw of His Appointment. Dea Moines, lowa, Dec. 27. —Governor Shaw has received the following telegram from President Roosevelt: 'I am delighted that you have con sented to accept the portifollo of secre tary of the treasury. Have written." Governor Shaw has been the recipient of hundreds of letters and telegrams from this and other states, congratulating him on his appointment. PENN. SYSTEM REACHING OUT Reported That It Wants N. W. Connections. IT MAY BUILD OR BUY The Tendency jToward Consolida tion Makes a Feeder Advisable C. M. & ST. P. WELL THOUGHT OF One SnsKeslUin Is That the Milwau kee Be Bought and Extended Wentward. The reported intention of the Pennsyl vania, railway system to enter the north west either by extension or the purchase of one of the independent Chicago sys tems is given much credence in western railway circles. Since the organization of the North ern Securities company and the attempt to make James J. Hill's consolidation scheme effective, the new conditions in the northwest have been the cause of much concern, to the officials of the Penn sylvania. Reports have been in circula tion that the Pennsylvania was making an effort to secure control of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul, and in case it was successful intended to extend the Mil waukee to the coast. These reports have grown stronger within the past few weeks. Perm. System Needi) a. Feeder. The freight traffic east and west through the twin city gateway is a big factor in freight business of the trunk lines. It is to be the policy of the-Hill roads to favor the Erie on all business east of Chicago wherever possible. Including the North-Western system, the Vanderbilt lines are in a strong position in the terri tory west of Chicago and the traffic alli ance with the Union Pacific finds them well entrenched on coast traffic. The Hill consolidation has created new conditions in the west and forces the big trunk lines to make traffic connections that will not fail them or else extend their lines. Railway presidents predict an immense increase in northwestern traffic within a few years. The Pennsylvania, to strength en its hold on western business, must ma« 9-a move in this direction. Tha Milwaukee is practically an independent system and is in a position to accomplish all that the Pennsylvania desires. Control of tbe Milwaukee. During the past three weeka prominent western railway men have predicted some big sensations as a result of Northern Pacific-Great Northern-Burlington mer ger. One of these is the expected con trol of the Milwaukee by the Pennsyl vania or a close alliance between th« sys tems. It is also given out that the re cent statement that the Milwaukee would extend toward the coast was not a "bluff" and that President Earling is preparing to spring a startling program of extensions the coming year. It is also stated that the Pennsylvania system prefers to own a northwestern sys tem rather than depend upon a traffic al liance. Big financial deals 'have no ter rors for the Pennsylvania. In two years it has septn vast sums of money to strengthen its position as one of the biggest carriers on the continent. It has purchased $35,000,000 of Baltimore & Ohio stock; $12,500,000 of the Chesapeake & Ohio, $36,000,000 of the Norfolk & West ern, $6,000,000 of the Long Island, $6,000, --000 of the Western New York & Pennsyl vania, and $3,000,000 of the Erie & West ern Transportation company. It has bought the controlling interest in two of the great steel companies in Pennsylvania purchased the Pocohontas mines, and made contracts for $30,000,000 equipment. The new tunnel into New York city will cost $30,000,000. The Pennsylvania's total expenditures for two years along the line of extensions and improvements have amounted to $220,000,000. It is believed to 'be ready to add a big sum to this to make its position on coast traffic and especially in the traffic of coast lumber secure by the control of the Milwaukee. TWO KANSANS William Allen White Is Heard, but Carrie Nation Not. Topeka, Kan., Dec. 27.—At to-day's ses sion of the State Teachers' association, the principal paper was read by William A. White, editor of the- Emporia Gazette. His subject was "The Country Educator and the Country School." Carrie Nation attempted to address the meeting. Going up to the speaker's stand, Mrs. Nation told President Sinclair that she had been requested to speak by a large number of the teachers. The president informed her that he had heard nothing of such a request. Without "wait ing for an introduction, Mrs. Nation ad vanced to the front of the platform and began to address the teachers in her usual style. She wes removed before she had fairly got started. MISS CROPSY'S FATE Her Body Found and Cause of Death Undetermined. Suffolk, Va., Dec. 27.—The body of Ella Maud Cropsy, missing since Nov. 20, was found to-day in Pasquotank river, not far from Justice Cropsy's home in Elizabeth City. The indications are that the girl was drowned. Whether it was suicide or murder is not positively known. James Wilcox, her former admirer, who was the last person seen with Miss Cropsy, is held under $1,000 bail by the grand jury. HARTSOUGH CONVICTED Sheridan, Wye, Liveryman Guilty of Manslaughter. Special to The Journal. Sheridan, Wyo., Dec, 27.—Lew Hart sough, who shot and killed Frank Mc- Laughlin last month, was convicted of manslaughter. Hartsough Is a liveryman, while McLaughlin was a well-known min ing operator whose family lives at Pat erson, N. J. The men had differences and Hartsough claimed his life was threatened. JOHNSON A JUDGE Appointed by La Follette to Succeed Charles H. Oakey. Special to The Journal. Madison, Wis., Dec. 27.—Michael E. Johnson of Balsam Lake was to-day ap pointed by Governor La Follette munici pal judge of Polk county, to Bucceed Charles H. Oakey, resigned. 16 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK. I Ti THRALL OF IIRDR Sir Henry Irving Puts His Audience Under a Potent Spell by His Oft-Played but Always Powerful Mathias— Miss Terry, Younger Than Ever, Romps Through "Nance Oldfield." BRILLIANT OPENING OF THE IRVING-TERRY SEASON The thrall of fascination that horror has for humankind was on the audience that filed slowly out of the Metropolitan last night. There was none of the babble and murmur of comment that usually fills the air when the units in an audience that has sat out a play, have opportunity for ex changing opinions and impressions. Nothing could be more significant than this hush that fell upon everyone. The terrifying power with which Sir Henry Irving had impressed on ©very imagina tion the tragedy enaoted in the guilt-bur dened brain of Mathias had been over whelming. Audiences are usually made up of so many orit ioa," each of whom is ar raigning the prformance and the play be fore the tribunal of hi 3 Judgment; but when the slow descending curtain finally shut out from view the wide, staring eyes of Mathias, the critics had been put to IRVING IN 1865. This portrait of the famous actor, made when he had been but eight years on the stage, and was still obscure, is interesting at this time. Irving was then 27 years old. The ' portrait is reproduced from the New Tork Dramatic Mirror. flight and there remained a throng of hor- ror-stricken but fascinated watchters, who, issuing forth into the cool night air, found it impossible to shake off the nameless spell f>f terror that was upon them. "The Bells," with which the name and fame of Irving are inseparably associated, is undoubtedly one of the great tragedies of stage literature. One test of this is that it grows in power with repetition. The imagination, far from growing weary under ite stimulus, is more vividly affect ed each time the play is seen. Grim, inexorable fate, which is the key note of all tragedy, ia here expressed by BLOW UP THE PHILIPPINES The Thing to Do After Kill ing Off the Natives. ARMY OFFICER'S IDEA Weylerism Declared to Exist in the Archipelago. PICTURE IN VERY HIGH COLORS American Army Said to Be Making; a Solitude and (ailing It Peaoe. Jlmw York Sun Special Sorvfom Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 27. —Reconcentration, "Weyler's methods in their extremity and desolation spread by American officers and soldiers acting under specific orders, is a charge made by Josiah Obi, the Constitution's special correspondent in the Philippines. In an article written from Cebu and just received he says: The highly civilized and altogether humane methods that characterized the rule of the gentle Weyier in Cuba are being resorted to by the American army in its efforts to sub- ject the Viaayans of this island of Cebu. of Bohol, and would be put into elTect in Sainar if the conditions were favorable. Whole vil lages have been burned by order of the gen eral commanding the district and the reoon- centrado policy of which we heard so much in Cuba is about to be put into operation here—if, indeed, it cannoc be said to have already been instituted. General Hughes be- lievas thai, "war is hell," as Sherman said, and he is giving the people of Cebu a taste of the brimstone. Only a few nights ago an American officer boasted that he Is known as the Weyier of the district where he ia in command. He also said —though it may aee-ra FEDERAL BUILDING CHANGES Washington Expert Coming to Determine Cost and Obtain Data. From \ The Journal Jiurreatt, Room AS, Pali Building, Washington. i• - , / ; Washington,. D. C., Dec. 27.—James O. Plant, chief of the computing division of •the supervising architect's office, is going to Minneapolis in a day or two to make an inspection of the federal building to determine .the cost of the improvement proposed .by Representative Fletcher. Tih« the relentless jingle of sleigh, bells. Wbas a wonderful demonstration It Is of the) power over the mind possessed by asso-« elation of ideas that a sound, ordinarily expressive of merriment, becomes fop Mathias the terrifying sign of a pursuing nemesis! The uncanny weirdness of that jingle which has sounded for fifteen yeara in the ears of the guilty man and which at last breaks down the resistance of his reason, (has seldom been surpassed in the drama. Consider, too, how the simple Alastian life pictured by Erckmann and Chatrian it* their story forms a powerfully contrast ing background for this study in the psychology of crime—the good wife, tho loving daughter, her manly young lover, the village cronies with their drinking and jests, all blind to the struggle going on in the seething brain of the burgo master. Tragedies are not pleasant to see, and the strong modern tendency toward re garding the theater as first of all a place,! I of amusement has had the effect of ex-»J j tingui3hing the long line of tragedians * j that have made the English-speakingtj stage illustrious. It has been pointed outjj j that Sir Henry Irving Is practically tha, ] last of the great tragedians and that there :is none to succeed him. Which leads to two observations: First, there would bo. rising tragedians on the- stage if there-1 were demand for them, since no art is j more amenable to the law of supply and demand than that of the actor; and sec ond, Irving is more than a mere tragedian, —as will be demonstrated anew before the. j close of the present engagement. But, horrible as is the tragedy of Mathias, as enacted by Irving, it yet serves to exhibit las few plays could the strength and measure of his art and to justify the fam» which came to him when first he pre j sented it some thirty years since and which will cause its retention in his reper tory as long as he apnpars upon ths stage. His Mathias is an impersonation, that long since took its place among those great stage characters which, despite the impermanency of the actor's, art, will always live. Irving's silences are often more eloquent than his speeches. The frozen horror that spreads over his face when he hears itt the distance the approaching bells of th» Polish Jew, is fairly appalling. And th» pauses when no sound issues from his. lips—not even the inarticulate sounds which he habitually uses to express so many phases of emotion —speak mora loudly of the s-torm going on within than, words could. The climax, of course, is the marveloua Continued on Second Page. inoredible—that he was proud o£ being mx called. The people of the United States have na conception of the conditions prevailing down, here. If they had a howl would go up from one end of the country to the other. Army officers tell of these things in confidence, but nothing is said with the idea that it shall get to the outside world. I have no doubt that when this appears in the Constitution there will be a chorus of denials, and yet I am writing only that which I get from the very best authority. General orders have been issued that who soever shall in any way give aid and com fort to the enemy shall be visited with dlra punishment; that his house shall.be burned over his head and that he himself shall be dealt with as severely as is possible. The officer commanding the battalion over oni^ Bohol has been given instruction to ki!l off everybody suspected of connection with tha insurgents. He has been told that thes« orders give him the widest latitude; that he U not to be very particular whether the suspect is bearing arms or has been. If he is a sus pect he is to be treated as an outlaw and shot down. The people are being brought la from the country and cooped up in the towns. Those who refuse to come are to be hunted^ down. Would Blow In the Island*. Mr. Obi gives acounts of many village* burned and innocent lives taken and refers in scathing language to wholesale at tacks upon native women by American soldiers. He then quotes Colonel Crane, adjutant general to General Hughes, as saying: The best thing to do with them (the Philip pine islands) would be to kill off the people and then put a bomb under each Island and blow it from the face of the earth. I would never leave hsre, however, as long as there was one of these fellows left to stick his fingers to his nose at ua when we w«r« past ing. Mr. Obi declares that many other offi cers feel similarly, although those well informed recognize in the Filipinos a race of promising ability and prospects. FIGHT BOLOMES Six Americans Killed and Seven "Wounded in the Engagement. Manila, Dec. 27.—Captain Schoeffel, with a detachment of eighteen men of Company B, Ninth infantry, at'Dapday, island of Samar, was attacked) by a large force of bolomen. ' - -. A severe hand-to-hand fight ensued, in which a sergeant, a corporal and five pri vates were killed. Captain Schoeffel was. wounded but not dangerously. Five privates were dangerously and one slightly wounded. No property was lost. The enemy was finally repulsed with heavy loss. data obtained and plans prepared as a re sult of Mr. Plant's visit will be used be fore the committee on public buildings and grounds to secure a favorable report on Mr. Fletcher's bill. Mr. Plant ;is: an old . Minneapolis architect and is thor oughly familiar with the details of th» tofflce end necessity for providing ad* dltlonal room. *" . ; .,:-• -..