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When and Why It Was Called
By President McKinley
Struggle Over the Passage of the
Tariff Bill Reviewed
Necessity of the Passage of the Sun
dry Civil the Agricultural the
Indian and the General Deficiency
Bills Must Have Called the Ex
traordinary S ssion Anyhow
Some of the More Important Items
Contained In the Several Meas
ures House Committees
Washington July 25The extraor
dinary session of congress which has
just dosed was called by President Mc
Kinley two days after he took the oath
of office on the steps of the capitol It
met In pursuance of his proclamation
at noon on March 15
The special message transmitted by
him to both houses on the opening day
was brief
It explained the deficiencies in the
revenues reviewed the bond issues of
the lest administration and urged
congre o promptly to correct the then
existing conditions by passing a tariff
bill that would supply ample revenues
support the government and the liquid
ation of the public debt No other sub
ject of legislation was mentioned in
the message and the tariff had been
the allabsorbing feature of the ses
sion The Republican members of the
ways and means committee of the pre
ceding house had been at work
throughout the short session which
ended on March 4 giving hearings and
preparing the bill which was to be
submitted to the extra session Three
days after the session opened the tariff
bill was reported to the house by the
ways and means committee and 13
days later March 31 1897 it passed
the house It went to the senate was
referred to the committee on finance I
anu the Republcan members of that
committee spent a month and three
days in its consideration and prepar
ing the amendments which were sub
mitted to the senate on May 7 and ex
actly two months later on July 7 it
passed the senate with 872 amend
ments The bill then went t6 confer
ence where after a ten days struggle
on July 17 a complete agreement was
reached by which the senate receded
from 118 amendments and the house
from 511 The other 243 in number
were compromised The conference
report was adopted by the house on I
July 19 at the conclusion of 12 hours
continuous debate The report was
taken up in the senate on July 20 and
adopted on July 24 The tariff bill was
signed by the president the same day
Congress did not devote its session
entirely to the tariff although it did
r subordinate everything else to this one
measure The four appropriation bills
which failed on March 4 lastin them
selves would have compelled President
McKinley to call congress in extra ses
sion even if the necessity for a re
vision of the tariff bill had not existed
The appropriation bills were the sun
dry civil the agricultural the Indian
and the general deficiency Those
bills were introduced and passed by
the house in the initial form in which
they existed at the time of their fail
ure of enactment into law at the pre
ceding congress but they were amend
ed in some important particulars by I
the senate and when they finally be
came laws contained more or less new I
legislation of interest and importance I
The general deficiency carried a pro
vising accepting the invitation to take
part in the Paris exposition in 1900
and appropriated 25000 to defray pre
liminary expenses appropriated 150
000 for a new immigrant station at New
York to replace the one destroyed by
fire The most important piece of I
legislation in the bill however was
that limiting the cost of armor plate I
for three new battleships to 300 per
ton In case the secretary of the navy
should find it Impossible to make con I
tracts for armor within the price fixed
he was authorized by this provision to
take steps to establish a government
armor plate factory of sufficient ca
pacity to make the armor In execut
ing this authority he must prepare a
description and plans and specifications
of the land buildings and machinery
suitable for the factory advertise for
proposals and report to congress at its
next i
In the Indian bill alter a severe I j
st uggle in both houses the questions
of = ectanan schools was settled by the j I
UuAing declaration of the polJcy of I
the government f
That the secretary of the interior I
may make contracts with contract
c schools portioning as near as may I
be the am junts contracted for among
Svhocls uf various denominations for I
thJ education of Indian pupils during
the fisca year ci 1SS8 but shall only
make such contracts at such places I
WlHe nons < ctaian schools cannot be
provided for such Indian children and 1 f
tj an amour not exceeding 40 per cent
cf the amount to be so used for the I
fiscal year 1J5 I
The question of opening entry to the
gilsomtc deposits in the Uncompahgre
reservation in Utah was also compro
mised by opening such agricultural
lands as have not been allotted to the
Unccmpahgre Indians on April 1 1898
to entry but reserving to the United
States title in all lands containing gil
sunite aspihalt or other like substances
In the sundry civil bill the most im
portant new rHxmsions was that sus
pendiasr the order of President Cleve
land netting aside about 21000000 acres i
as forest reservations The law also I
ircluclts a general scheme of legisla
tion for the government and protection
for tiie forest reservations of the coun
The Republican leaders of the house
decided at the opening session to pur
sue a policy of Inaction in order to
throw the responsibility for delaying
the tariff bill upon the senate and
therefore the committees were not an
nounced until the close of the session
and only urgent matters were consid
ered ITiKy thousand dollars were ap
propriated for the relief of the Ameri
can citnens in Cuba at the solicitation j
of the president 200000 was appropri I
ated for the relief of the Mississippi
flood sufferers A resolution was passed
authorizing the secretary of the navy
to transport supplies contributed for
the relief of the poor and famishing
Indians in India and 50000 was ap
propriated for the entertainment and
expenses of the delegates to the United
States postal congress who met in this i
city The only pdece of general legis
lation enacted by this congress except
the tariff bill are the laws to prevent
Collisions at sea and to put in force
regulations to prevent collisions upon
I certain harbors rivers and inland
waters of the United States and the
bill authorizing the president to sus
pend discriminating duties on foreign
vessels and commerce
The senate not being confined as to
scope of its legislation dwelt with a
number of important subjects both in
and out of executive session One of
these which attracted worldwide at
tention was the general arbitration
treaty negotiations by President Cleve
land with Great Britain After ex
haustive consideration despite the
great pressure brought to bear upon
the senate by religious and commercial
bodies throughout the country the sen
ate rejected the treaty
The Hawaiian treaty of annexation
negotiated by President McKinley was
still unacted upon when congress ad
In open session after much debate
tha senate passed the Cuban belliger
ency resolution a bankruptcy bill in
cluding both voluntary and Involuntary
features and the free homes bill
But none of these important ques
house tions received consideration in the I
I The following minor bills and joint
I resolutions became laws managing to
I I escape objections from any member
I Authorizing the secretary of war to
receive for instruction at the military
I academy at West Point Carlos Gutier
res of Salvador to amend an act en
titled An act to provide for the entry
of lands in Greer county Oklahoma to
give preference rights to settlers and
for other purposes approved Jan IS
1897 reappropriating 10000 not ex
pended for the relief of the Mississippi
river flood sufferers for the flood suf
ferers at El Paso Tex authorizing
foreign exhibitors at the TransMissis I
sippi and international exposition to be i
held In the city of Omaha Neb dur
I ing the year 1898 to bring to the United I
States foreign laborers from their coun i
I tries respectively for the purpose of i
preparing for and making exhibits to i
provide for the immediate repair of dry I
docks numbered three at the New York
navy yard making appropriation for I
the improvement of the Mississippi
river from the head of the passes to I
the mouth of the Ohio river and to
supply deficiencies in appropriation for I
the fiscal year ending June 30 1897 and I
three bills authorizing the construction
of bridges across the Pearl river Mis I
sissippi the St Louis river between
Minnesota and Wisconsin and across
the Clinch river Tennessee 1
Full Membership of the Most Im
portant Ones I
Washington July 25The full mem
bership of the more important house
committees as announced by Speaker
Reed at the close of the special session
of congress is as follows
Robert R Hitt Illinois Robert
Adams jr Pennsylvania Lemuel E
Quigg New York Robert G Cousins
Iowa William A Smith Michigan J
P Heatwole Minesota Richard P ar
son North Carolina Frederick H Gil
lett Massachusetts Charles L Hen
ley Indiana Republicans
Hugh A Dinsmore Arkansas Fran
cis Newland Nevada silver Repub
lican and Champ Clark Missouri
John S Williams Mississippi Albert
S Berry Kentucky William Howard
Georgia Democrats
Additional members ways and means
George B McClelland Dem New
Joseph G Cannon Illinois Henry H
I Bingham Pennsylvania William W
Grout Vermont Stephen A Northway
Ohio William A Stone Pennsylvania
Mahlon Pitney New Jersey James A
Hemenway Indiana James J Beldon
New York Samuel S Barney Wiscon
sin William H Moody Massachusetts
Samuel J Pugh Kentucky Repub I
licans I
Joseph D Sayers Texas Alexander
M Dockery Missouri L F Livings
ton Georgia Thomas McRae Arkan
sas John M Allen Mississippi Demo
crats and John C Bell Colorado
David B Henderson Iowa George
W Ray New York Case Broderick
Kansas Thomas Updegraff Iowa
James A Connelly Illinois Samuel W
McCall Massachusetts John J Jen
kins Wisconsin Richard W Parker
New Jersey J R Overstreet Indiana I
Warren R Baker West Virginia D
A Alexander New York Republicans
William L Terry Arkansas David
A DeArmond Missouri Samuel W T
Lanham Texas William Elliott South
Carolina Oscar W Underwood Louisi
ana David H Smith Kentucky Dem
Joseph H Walker Masachusetts
Marriott Brosius Louisiana Henry U
Johnson Indiana Henry C Vanvoor
hIs Ohio James T McClure Minneso
ta Charles N Fowler New Jersey
George Spalding Michigan E J Hill
Connecticut John N Southwick New I
Jersey John W Prince Illinois John
M Mitchell New York A M Capron
Rhode Island Republicans
Nicholas N Cox Tennessee Demo
crat Francis J Newlands Nsvada
pilverite i F Stallings Alabama
Daniel Ermentrout Pennsylvania
John W Maddox Georgia Democrats
Charles Stone Pennsylvania James
H Southard Ohio Edward S Miner
Wisconsin E J Hill Connecticut
j Thomas Updegraff Iowa Jacob Yost
I Virginia William C Lovering Massa
I chusetts L N Littauer New York
j i D W Mills Illinois William M Mc
I Intyre Maryland Republicans
i Richard P Bland Missouri Sam B
I j Cooper Texas Democrats Charles S
f Hartman Montana Silver Republican
i Rice A Pierce Tennessee Democrat
Samuel Maxwell Nebraska fusion
Edward R Ridgely Kansas Populist
I Charles F Cochran Missouri Demo
crat and H B Ferguson New Mexico
William P Hepburn Iowa L
Fletcher Minnesota James S Sher
man New York I P Wagner Penn
I sylvania Charles F Joy Missouri
John B Corliss Michigan Charles G
Kennet New York James F Stewart
New Jersey John Simpkins Massa
chusetts John A Barham California i
R B Hawley Texas J R Mann Illi
nois Republicans
William McAleer Pennsylvania
Robert C Pavey Iowa William H
Hirarchinson Illinois William G Ad
Continued on Page Z
History of the Days of Forty
Nine 1 Repeated
Little or No Method Appears to
Be Used
Inexpierenced People Who Have No 1
Idea as to What They Will Have
to Undergo Seem the Most
Anxious to Take Their lives In
Their HandsBeg Borrow or
Steal But Go Seems to Be the
MottoVessels With More Pass
engers Than Are Allowed By Law I
San Francisco July 25The desire
of the sroldstruck throng for the rich
diggings in the Klondykc district re I
sembles for all the world the craze of I
< r
easterners to reach California In the
days of old and the days of gold There
is little or no method In this longing
of the masses to reach the El Dorado in
the great unknown territory of the
People who have had no experience
in mining or have undergone none of
the hardships incident to such a jour
ney as will follow a trip to the Yukon
country are clamoring for passage and
straining every nerve to secure the
funds necessary on which to make the
trip Many are making sacrifices in
order to visit the country that promises
so much
Every steamship office in the city is
literally overrun with people seeking
information concerning the Klondyke
country Those who have the money
have not hesitated to pay for the pas
sage trusting in many instances to
good luck to give them the food on
which to subsist during the coming
winter The Excelsior which leaY s
on Wednesday next has a full passen
ger list but big bonuses are being of
fered every day for a berth on the ves
The steamer Umatilla left this morn
ing for the north with 290 passengers
and a full cargo of provisions She goes
to Port Tovnsend where she connects
with the City of Topeka sailing direct
to Juneau The owners of the Umatilla
have applied to the inspectors of hulls i
and boilers for permission to carry all
the LL
t e passengers that the vessels owned j
by the company will hold The To I
peka which is scheduled to leave Seat j
tie early next week has already more
passengers than is permitted by the
i law The same is true of the George j I
W Elder which is scheduled to sail
July 30 The people at Seattle are beg I
I ging the steamship company officers to
provide them with transportation I
More people are anxious to go fo
Alaska and the Yukon country than
can possibly be accommodated at the
present time It is believed by many
that the vessels now fitting at San
Francisco and destined for Dawson
I City by wav of St Michaels will never
reach the former place The river be
gins to freeze about Sept 10 and it is
I not posible for vessels leaving San
Francisco after Aug 1 to reach Dawson
City for at least five or six days after
the extreme cold has set In
City of Mexico Leaves Seattle For
Seattle July 25No greater crowd
ever assembled on the wharves of Seat
tle than that which witnessed the de
parture of the steamer City of Mexico
for Dyea this morning On the Mexico
were 283 passengers who left to seek
their fortunes in the Klondyke The
advertised time of sailing was 9 oclock I
but it was considerably after 12 before
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> 0
she left Long befere that time the
wharf was completely blocked with I
people who were on1 hand to witness I
the departure andthe crowd spread I
out alonsr the wharves and docks to the I
north for nearly a ralleJ At a conserv
ative estimate there were fully 8000
people on the wharves twice as many
as had assembled to bid adieu to any
preceding steamershoWing that far
from abating the Klqndyke fever is
more virulent than ever In adition
I to her pasengers the Mexico carried i
some 1800 tons of freight consisting
almost entirely of the outfits of the
goldseekers She had on board 48
horses to be used in packing these sup
plies over the Chllcootpass from Dyea
to Lake LInderman
Mexico Takes Out a Mob
Port Townsend Wash July 25The
steamer Mexico left here at 5 oclock
with 400 passeng all exdept 50 being
I bound for the gold fields All went
well provisioned and equipped Many
have supplies for a three years stay
I The party was made tip of men repre
senting all callings and professions
young middle aged men and many I
time scarred veterans who joined the
similar rush to the gold fields in Cali
fornia nearly half a century ago
They Dont Like the Idea
San Francisco July 25The Pacific
Coast steamship people are very much
exercised over the action of the treas
ury department in making Dyea a
subport of entry which they claim
was done at the request of the Cana
dian Navigation company through the
Dominion government The Canadian
Pacific company operates a line of I
steamers between Victoria and Juneau I
and asked to haye United States cus
toms officers placed on board their
boats which they wanted to run i I
through to Dyea direct These officers
were to collect duties and thus obviate I
the rjcessity of landing l cargoes at Ju
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This shows the surface and one of the four holes eight feet square sunk to bedrock from which 40000 in flax
seed and nugget gold was taken with depth character and yield of the several strata worked through It may be
said that the men did not waste time on panning out the 16foot layer which only paid from 50 cents to 2 per pan
but directed all their efforts to taking out the dirt to get at what the richer strata below was holding for them This
shaft is but a sample of 500 others from the mouth to the head of the creek which though varying slightly in
thickness of the upper layer and the depth to bedrock were generally uniform as to the rich pay streak on the
bottom next to the bedrock and in the net returns per superficial foot of area of the shaft San Francisco Call
I jieau The treasury department went
I even further and made Dyea a subport
I of entry The local steamship people
I say this will turn the gold hunters j
from the east to the Canadian route to i
1 the injury of the local line i
I More Steamers Chartered I
Seattle Wash July 25Tr steam
I ers Rosalie and Edith have been char
tered bv Frank E Burns to make trips I
I to Dyea and Skagaway leaving here
July 31 The Rosalie will carry 200 pas
sengers with their freight while the I I
I Edith will carry 75 head of horses
I It is intended to have the vessels re I I
turn in 12 days for another voyage
j Should the business justify the Rosalla
may be continued permanently on the I I
run Fares are the same as established
I by the companies now carrying to these I I
j points and no cut is anticipated so long
i j as the present rush continues r r
I Is a Great Scheme I I
I New York July 26A dispatch to
the Journal and Advertiser from Wllm i
ington Del says P L Packard and I
Ii William A Pratt president of the i
I board of directors of the street and i i
i sewerage department of this city each j
haye gone to Seattle Wash At Seat
I tie they will be joined by a party and I
I I will go to Juneau Alaska where they j
i I will survey a pass from Taku Inlet on I
the Alaskan coast to Testin lake which i i
i a syndicate here proposes to use as a J
I railroad route for transporting miners I
i and supplies into the Yukon territory I
I i Mr Pratt is an experienced c vil and
I I electrical engineer and is professor of j
electrical engineering at Delaware col
lege Mr Packard and Mr Pratt will I
return to this city about Oct 1 with
their renort i
Causes Secession In the Church at
Milwaukee July 26The negro ques
tion has caused secession in the Trinity
Evangelical church here About six
months ago the pastor Rev George W
Herbe married David P Redd a col I
ored horse doctor to a white woman
a member of the German congregation
Meetlners were held last week at which
the minister was denounced for his ac
tion and these culminated today in the
secession of the t I igregatlon from the
church The secessionists met a new
church society The cornerstone of its I
doctrine is antimiscegenation
Enoch Ingersoll Attempts Suicide II
New York July 25Enoch Inrersoll I
who Is said to be a cousin of Robert G
Ingersoll tonight attempted to commit
suicide in a drug store in Bath Beach
Brooklyn by taking an ounce at
laudanum Mr Ingersoll was In a
despondent mood on account of some
trouble the nature of which he would
not dlscloseT After three hours hard
work by physicians Mr Ingersoll was
restored to consciousness
No Doubt as to the Ultimate
Success of the Strikers
It Will Consider Ways and
Means of Success
Rumorsof All Kinds Are Afloat at
and Around the Various Mines
and On the Streets But Serious
Trouble Is Not Expected For
Some Time Yet If Indeed at All
Deputies Being Sent to Various
Points Where There Is the Remot
est Prospect of a Club
Wheeling W Va July 25Eugene
V Debs will be the first of the labor
leaders arriving in Wheeling to attend
the conference of executive officers of
the various labor organizations of the
country called by President Ratchford
to consider ways and means to bring
I success to the coal strikers He comes
j I from Fairmont on Monday afternoon
j I Advices received by local labor lead
ers are to the effect that nearly all the
executive officials of national labor or
ganizations will come to the confer
ence As to the outcome of the con
ference there is much uncertainty
though it is claimed the result will be
the calling upon the firemen brakemen
and conductors to refuse to haul cars
hauling West Virginia coal There is
no hope of ability to have the railroad
engineers to join this movement in
fact the engineers brotherhood will
not be represented at the conference i
Held Three Good Meetings at Various
Mines Yesterday
Fairmont W Va July 25Eugene
V Debs held three good meetings at
the various mines today and Is confi
dent that the men will be gotten out
although he will not say he expects the
move tomorrow The general impres
sion is that if the break is not made
tomorrow it will not be made at all
It is hard to tell what the men will do
when the morning comes
Today the operators succeeded in
keeping many of the men from the
meetings and it looks as easy to keep
them in the mines Mahon left this
afternoon for Clarksburg where he and
Rhea addressed a good meeting
All the mines are guarded by depu
ties and no men are allowed on the
companys grounds A body of the or
ganized men will stay at each of the
different mines tonight and a herculean
effort is to be made to induce the men
not to go to work tomorrow morning
Rumors of all kinds are afloat tonight
but no trouble Is expected Tomorrow
will certainly settle the strike one way
or the other so far as this region is
Concerned I
Ready For Trouble But Praying
There Will Be None
Plttsburg Kan July 25The mine
operators at yesterdays conference
claimed they had unmistakable evi
dence that the Illinois strikers had sent
about 14 delegates here to agitate a
strike in all of the important mines
The delegates came quietly and dealt
with the delegates selected by the sev
eral mines to the convention only
The strong argument the agitators
used with the Kansas miners holds
the key to the situation westward that
it I Kansas went out the railroads would
bring the operators to time
Operators say that it will make no
difference whether Kansas with only
10000 miners goes out or stays in but
the miners see in the extra work and
storing of coal that is going on a de
sire on the part of the operators to
fortify themselves against a strike
They are all suspicious that coal from
Kansas mines is to be smuggled into
strike territory
S Xty deputy sheriffs have been or
dered out and are now midnight at
the union station awaiting orders to
m ve Their destination is kept a pro
found secret but it is supposed they
are to be sent to the mines of the New
York Cleveland Gas Coal in an
ticipation of any raid that may be
made But as the strikers officials de
clare that the contemplated march has
been abandoned no conflict Is expected
Another march on Canonsburg was be
gun tonight A big meeting of the
miners was held at Reising this after
noon They were informed that the
Allison mine intended to resume work
this morning and in a very short time
It was decided to make another tramn
across the country and reinforce the
100 strikers that have been on guard
They will remain until Tuesday morn
ing There was a great hurrying to and
History of the Late Congress
Gold Fever Increasing
Debs Is Very Confident
Army Bicyclists Arrive at St Louis
Montana Man Shedding His Skin
General Sporting News
Was William Allison Murdered
The Consolidated Virginia
Down By the Baldy >
Yesterdays Ball Game
Editorial PAGE FOUR
First Presbyterian Church
Fraternal Societies
Echo of the Coronation
Gold at Cooks Inlet
State 1ewsAGE
The Jubilee Aftermath
Funeral of 1 P Sinclair
fro in all the mining settlements in
that section before the sun went down
Every man decided to take two days
rations along Women as has been
the case during the present strike were
among the most active agitators They
advised their husbands and sweet
hearts to take anotner tiresome trip
across the country In order that their
conditions migh1 be bettered
LaterIt was learned that the depu
ties were supplied with Winchester
rifles and dispatched to the New York
Cleveland companys mines The re
quest for deputies it is said came I
from Mr De Arrant who received word
from a s out that a large body of men
were marccing towards the mines com I
ing from the direction of McKeesport
and the Youghlogheny district
Nothing more definite than the above I
is known
Was a Great Success From Oria Stand
Clarksburg W Va July 25The
miners meeting advertised for today
has proven a great success from the
miners standpoint
On every train scores of miners ar
rived About 500 miners and double
that number of citizens listened to the
speeches J W Kea of Chicago vice
president of the Painters and Decor
ators union spoke of the benefits de
rived from organized labor He was
i well received W D Mahon president
i I of the National Street Car union stated
that if the strike would be lost it would
be on account of the West Virginia
I miners and that a general boycott
would be declared against all West
Virginia coal in the future by all or
I ganizations of labor in the United
Over 100 men said they would join
I the union and a meeting will be held
on Monday There is no doubt that
all will go out by Tuesday Mr 12
hon says 40 national organizations will
be represented at Wheeling on Tuesday
and action will be taken that will
cause a settlement or once or a general
strike will be called for
John H Price Undergoing His A I J
nual Skin Shedding Like a Snake I
Lasts But a Few Days
Special to The Herald
Butte Mont July 25John H Price
the remarkable freak of nature who
annually sheds his skin like a snake
annualy snae
on the 24th or 25th of July is under
going his yearly experience in this city
under the care of a number of inter
ested ohrsicians
Price took ill at 1 oclock yesterday
and for several hours suffered violent
pains and from dizziness and nausea
followed bv unconsciousness caused
by the congestion of his skin He was
subjected to a violent rubbing by his
wife and late last night he regained
consciousness and his skin began to
loosen all over his body
The shedding period only lasts a few
days and he is then ready to go to
work again in his new coat but some
times his feet remain so tender that he
tmes reman
is compelled to wear the old skin for
moccasins for several davs
The neculiar freak of oature has puz
zled doctors from all parts of the coun
try and no one has yet been able to
offer a reasonable theory to account
friL I
o e I
Trip of the Mother of the American
Railway Union
Chicago July 26lIrs Mary G
Jones of California who is known in
labor circles as The Mother of the
American Railway union is in the city
on her way to Washington She is
going there for the purpose of interced
ing with President McKinley on behalf
of S D Worden who is sentenced to
death for certain acts performed during
the labor riots In California in 1893
President Cleveland recommended
Wordens pardon Governor Budd hav
ing granted a stay of execution on
President Debs appeal until a dec
sion be rendered by the supreme court
of the United Stales Mrs Jones is
strongly fortified with leters from all
the labor organizations of the country
and President Debs of the social Dem
ji > 7 f
Missdula Army Bicyclists Ar
rive at S1 Louis
Merits of the Bicycle Thorughly
Two Thousand Miles Made In 40 mm
I Days and Through a Section That
the Creator Must Have Left Un
finished General Miles Idea of I
the Use of the Bicycle In Modern
Warfare Seems to Have Been at
Least Partially Proven to Be
St Louis July 25The Twentyfifth In
fantu bicycle corps which reached this
city last l night completing their 2000
mile ride from Fort Missoula Mont In
40 days 35 of which were actually spent
on the road are in camp at Forest park
During the day thousands of people
visited the troops While here the of
ficers Lieutenant J Moss and Surgeon
J M Kennedy will be entertained by 1
prominent citizens while the troopers
who are colored men are the guests of
local bicycle clubs Later they will be
transferred to Jefferson barracks I
The Twentyfifth infantry bicycle crops
lef Fort Missoula Mont on June 1 2
In number Lieutenant J A Moss Sur
geon J A Kennedy and Edward H
Boos the official reporter and 20 soldiers 4i
selected from the four companies sta
tioned at Fort Missoula l nli e trip 3
one of the men was returned to Fort
Missoula on account of not being able to
keep up The first 12 days of the trip
were rainy and disagreeable but good
time was made nevertheless I was dur
ing these days that the main divide of
the Rocky mountains was crossed as well
as the greater far of Montana There
were a few pleasant days while the corps
made was in Montana and excellent runs were
In crossing the Crow Indian reserva
tion rains fell and the J I
tiol heavy corps was
tuck In the gumbo mud much of the
time All the way across Wyoming
rain hampered the progress of the com
pan and many hardships arose from
lack of good water arse
The southwestern corner of South
Dakota was crossed 15 days being oc II
cupied In this state The sandy roads
were awful and the prairie beside the
road was a field of prickly pears mak
ing travel on the wheels very careful and
tiresome work A stretch of good but
hilly road was struck after leaving I
Fxigemont and the run east of thereto i
the Nebraska line was made In short
order sort
i s soon as Nebraska was reached new
I troubles were confronted In the shape j
ot sandhills and heat 4 fter Alliance
was reached and for a distance of nearly
200 miles the sand in the roads was
eight to ten Inches deep The road was
given up and the railroad was used the r
men riding as much as possible but
walking the greater part of the time
tire in this desolate country there was
no rood water to drink and a number
of the men were taken sick After four
days of suffering the sandhills were
The corps passed through Grand Island
I Lincoln and Table Rock In Nebraska
and out cf that state into Missouri on
I July 17 at Rub As a whole the roads
through Nebraska e ew good ufo far
I from being level short steep hills being
continually I encountered
I The roads across Missouri were bad
and hlllv and with the exception of a
I few gravel roads were the worst on the
entire trip When away from the
I railroad the people were Inhospitable In
one nstance water sufficient for cooking
was refused and no reliable information
regarding the roads could be gained The
I last three chrJs of the trip was severe
jr1 < hard on the men
The distance covered on the trip was
19CO miles the average per day being
s miles After leaving the Nebraska
I sandhills the average was over C miles
ppr lay
I The bicycles stood the trip remarkably
wei but few accIdents of a serious na
ture having occurred those that did
ocur oeimr through carelessness
In an Interviews Lieutenant Moss said
The trip has proved beyond perad
venture my contention that the bicycle
has a place In modern warfare In every
kind of weather over all sorts of roads
we averaged 5 miles a day At the end
of the journey we were all in good physi
cal condition t
Seventeen tires and half a dozen i
broken frames Is the sum 7X our damage
The practical result of the trip shows
that an army bicycle corps can travel as
fast as cavahiy or infantry under any
circumstanc and at onethird the cost
and effort
I am not sure whether we will return
on our wheels or not but will know as
t soon as orders are received from WashIngton
ji i
Practically a Member of the Wash t
ington Common Council May Re
quest a Transfer r
Special to The Herald
Washington July Representa
tive Kings only assignment that of
membership of the committee on Dis
trict of Columbia practically makes
him a member of the common council
of the district for the senate and house
committees really give to all district
legislation the only careful consider
tion i receives The assignment is
an important one but not wholly to 1
Jude Kings liking and at the regular J
session he may request the speaker to I
transfer him to the committee on public
Bert Olsen secretary to Represent
ative King and R B Thurman secretary
1 I
tary to v Senator Rawlins leave for
home tomorrow morning 1
a 11
Too Much Love Less Sense
New York July 25At a small hotel
in Westchester village Patrick Sullivan
25 years o age and his pretty cousin
Annie Sullivan were found dead this
morning They had been asphixiated
I by illuminating gas but whether the
pair had committed suicide or were
I accidentally smothered or whether the
young man deliberately killed his
sweetheart and then himself no one
I vet can tell
Hope For the Arctic
Halifax N F July 25The steamer
Hope after coaling at Camp TBellton
C B sailed at noon yesterday for the
Arctic regions with Lieutenant Peary
and party on board

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