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VOL. G. HOOD RIVER, OREGON, SATURDAY. JULY 28, 1894. NO. 9.
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THE OUTCOME OF THE STRIKE
The Troops Now Gathered at Chicago
Win Constitute Fort Sheridan'. Per
manent Garrison The Commander on
HI. Way to Bar Harbor. ''
Washington, July 18. Daily reports
received at the War Department from
troops engaged in preventing disturb
ances on the railroads in the West show
that thedisturbahce of the strikers has
generally diminished from formidable
rioting to petty operations and obstruc
tions. General Merritt at St. Paul re
ports obstructions have been encountered
on the Great Northern running north
from St. Paul,,, likewise at Livingston,
Mont.There is friction on all the Pa
cific roads. From San Francisco Gen
eral Ruger reports that it will be neces
sary to send the trains under guard for
some time.. General Miles reported the
frightful accident at Chicago day before
yesterday, and will take steps Jto ascer-
tain how it occurred, apd may appoint a
board for this purpose. ' '
As soon as in General Miles' judgment
it will be advisable to do so, the regulars
in Chicago will be withdrawn, but until
General Miles so recommends no sugges
tion of the outside or request will nave
any effect with the authorities. The
history of the Chicago riots has con
firmea -in official circles here a belief in
the soundness of. General Schofield's
policy of concentrating troops at great
central points near the large cities. It
is the intention now to carry out this
idea as far as practicable. The first man
ifestation of this decision will be at Chi
cago, for, although the troops will be
withdrawn from the city, they will go to
Fort Sheridan, fifteen miles distant, and
none of the companies of batteries and
troops that have been brought to Chi
cago from Eastern and Western points
will be sent back to their posts. They
will constitute the permanent' garrison
of Fort Sheridan, which, with this pow
erful force so located as to be easily and
quickly marched to Chicago or to any
point of disturbance, will become one of
the first units of the new system of army
posts. JJnless. Congress shall provide
for a substantial increase of the regular
army, this may ; involve the practical
abandonment of many of the small posts
in the West.
GENERAL SCHOFIELD'S VIEWS.
Boston, Mass., July 18. Major-General
Schofield, commanding the United
States army, arrived in Boston last night
on his way to Bar Harbor. In conver
sation witn a reporter he said that the
late strike in Chicago had caused him to
modify somewhat Ms views expressed
in a recently published article signed by
him, in which he had taken the ground
that a. small but well-disciplined army
with better coast defense would be suffi
cient to protect the country from inva
sion. The question of interior disturb
ances had not been reached at that time.
The Gefteral said : . ,
" I think upon considering the events
which have recently taken place that an
increase of the army's forces is needed.
Several thousand men should be added
at once. A small army well disciplined
is obviously superior to a large one ill
trained, but a larger, army well drilled
is now absolutely required." -.-. --
In speaking of the massing of troops
near large cities he said :
" It has been the policy of the govern
ment to 'mobilize troops near railroad
centers, and as these centers have been
large cities, the problem has been solved
to a great extent. The troops are placed
near - Chicago, for instance. I was in
command of that division in 1884. At
that time- this mobilization of soldiers
was done. It is done yet because Chi
cago is a large city and because it is the
railroad center of the entire Northern
frontier. "We can send a large force un
der this system to any desired point."
Willing to Take Baok Strikers.
Chicao6,' July 17. Vice-President
Wickes of the Pullman Company says
the company is willing to take back its
striking employes. He says the mana
ger at the works has been under instruc
tions for several weeks to start up the
works as soon as enough men are ready
to go to work to make the running of all
the departments possible, or about 1,000.
ALIENS GOING HOME.
Exodus From Chicago That Will Make
Demand for Labor.
Chicago, July 18. The Evening Jour
nal prints the following : The European
low rates inaugurated by the trading
steamship lines may result in a wholesale
exodus from Chicago of many men con'
nected with the late, strike. Never be
fore in the history of steamship rates
has it been possible to go from Chicago
to an European port so cheaply. Since
the cut rates have been inaugurated, the
exodus from Chicago and the Northwest
to various points in Europe Has figured
up a third of the local traffic to New
York according to estimates of local
steamship lines, and the announcement
oi the last cut in rates has started a real
hegira of European-born people. Dozens
of men who said they were now on strike
have been making inquiries at the local
steamship offices within the last few
days, expressing their intention of going
to the "ola country" in case the strike
was a failure. There were a half-dozen
interesting phases of the present situa
tion, and their is much food for thought
in the depletion of the standing army of
unemployed in this country by return of
workers' to their homes abroad. It is es
timated that before long labor will be at
a premium instead of a discount, and
there are not a few who figure on a sea'
son of prosperity as a consequence of the
return to Europe of thousands who have
been Vh the past six months unsuccessful
candidates for employment.
Her Speed Even Better Than at First
Washington, July 18. The Minneap
olis has done even better than the first
reports indicated on her trial trip. Yes
terday Commodore Selfridge telegraphed
the Navy Department that the vessel
made 23.05 knots, subject to tidal, cor
rections. These corrections were made
last night, and to-day the Commodore
reported that after making allowance for
tides and currents tne average speed was
23.07 knots. By the contract she was re
quired to make 21 knots, and the con
tractors were to receive a bonus for ex
cess of speed on the basis of $50,000 for
each quarter knot, so that according to
Commodore eelfridge's figures tne
premium earned will amount to $414,600,
the largest ever earned by a vessel.
When proposals were received for build
ing the Minneapolis, it was found that
the Bath Iron Works were the lowest
bidder at $2,690,000. Cramps coming
next with a bid of $2,746,00. The Secre-
tarv of the Navv thought the Bath Iron
Works had hardly a sufficient plant to
undertake the construction of so large a
ship, and he offered to bestow the con
tract on the Cramps if they would re
duce their bid to the figure of the Bath
Iron Works, which they did, so that,
with the premium earned on the trial,
the total cost is $3,204,600.
NO CHANGE IN COREA.
Chinese Government Still Demands the
Removal of Japanese' Troops.
Washington, July 17. Latest tele
graphic advices received her.e indicate
that the Corean situation is substantially
unchanged. It states that the Russian
government has expressed itself as sat
isfied with the reply of the Japanese
government, disavowing any design upon
Corean territory, but declining to with
draw the Japanese troops from Corea
until some action was taken to prevent
the constant recurrence of the disturb
ances in that country of which Japan
complains. It is also stated that the
Chinese government has promptly re
fused to consult with the Japanese gov
ernment for the purpose of devising
means to assist Corea in her cause and
simply reiterates its demand for the re
moval of Japanese troops from Corea.
This, it is understood, was the substance
of the answer made by Sung Li Yamen
last week, when the British Minister in
Pekin tendered his personal good offices
to effect an amicable settlement of the
difficulty between the two countries.
A New Plan Suggested for Revenue on
.Washington, July 16. The tariff con-
f errees have had suggested to them' a
plan for revenue on whisky, one of the
largest revenue-producing items, which
has not heretofore been considered in
either the House or Senate. It was pro
posed by one of the Senators, and senti
ment toward it is quite favorable. The
plan contemplates a sliding scale, the
minimum tax being $1 per gallon on
whisky out of bond at the end of five
years and advancing 5 cents per gallon
for each year in bond beyond five years
and not exceeding nine years. On this
basis the tax would be : Five years, $1 ;
six years, $1.05; seven years, $1.10;
eight years, $1.15. By this arrangement
the eight years' bonded period is secured
by the distillers, although it is onset by
the tax of $1.15 per gallon if advantage
is taken of the full nine years. -
Alleged Jury-Bribing. ; '
Chicago, July 18. A sensational jury-
bribing case developed in Judge Baker's
court to-day in the condemnation suit of
the Metropolitan Elevated railway vs.
Millionaire Warren Springer over a strip
of land valued by Springer at $700,000.
One of the jurors, George Marmon, told
the Judge tnat a woman naa called on
his family and offered a bribe in Spring
er's behalf, intimating that the caller
was Springer's wife. Judge Baker sug
gested that Mrs. Springer appear in the
court and make an explanation. Her
husband indignantly denies that she is
connected with tne anair, claiming that
she is in Wisconsin.
THE NEW STATE.
She Will Take Her Place as
, the Forty-fifth Star.
HER FUTURE VERY BRIGHT
The Conditions Under Which the Terri
tory of Utah Is to Admitted to the
; Union Polygamous or Plural Mar-
' rlages Forever Prohibited.
Washington, July 15.: Private Secre
tary Thurber has in his custody at the
White House a gold pen set in a silver
holder. The implement is from an arti
san's standpoint a fine piece of work,
but if it fulfills its mission, it will never
be dipped in ink but once. ' That- will
be Monday, July 16, 1894, and it will in
scribe the name of Grover Cleveland on
a parchment headed :
" An enactment to authorize the peo
ple of Utah to form a constitution and
State government and to be admitted to
the Union on an equal footing with the
delegate Kawnns of the Territory of
Utah, whose efforts were largely instru
mental in bringing about the enactment
of the act, secured the pen and holder
and entrusted them into the keeping of
Secretary . Thurber until the time for
their use. To-morrow Rawlins, having
secured the signature of Vice-President
Stevenson and Acting Speaker Richard
son to the enabling act, will carry it to
the White House for the Presidential
autograph. The ceremony would have
taken place Saturday but for Richard
son's absence from the city, and it was
hoped to have Speaker Crisp's name on
the document ; but the Speaker will not
return from Georgia in time. No one
but the President will sign the act, and
when he has done so Rawlins will take
charge of the pen which made it a law.
At first it was intended to have a solid
gold pen and holder, but as Utah comes
in as a bimetalism State, and Western
ers, who are making the silver fight in
politics attach some' sentiment to the
fact, the white metal (silver) was al
lowed to share honors at the accepted
ratio. After the pen has done its work
Rawlins will take possession of it. It
will be suitably engraved and enshrined
in the State capitol of the new State
with its other historical souvenirs.
The signing of the act does hot make
Utah a State, but merely sets in motion
the machinery by which she becomes
one. December of 1895 will probably be
the time when Utah will be entitled to
the forty-fifth star in the flag. The
constitutional convention will meet next
March to frame a State constitution,
which will be submitted to the people
for ratification at an election in Novem
ber, 1895,' when the Governor and other
State officers and a member of Congress
will be elected. If the constitution is
ratisfied, and if the President finds that
it provides for a republican form of gov
ernment under the provisions of the act
of Congress, he will issue a proclamation
announcing the fact and declaring Utah
a State. The Legislature elected at the
November election will meet early in
December, and one of its first acts will
be to choose two United States Senators.
It may safely be said that the senior
Senator is likely to be the present Dele
gate from the Territory, whose fight for
statehood is expected to certainly re
ceive recognition, if the views of his
Congressional colleagues are shared by
his constituents. The government pays
the expenses of the Territorial Conven
tion, as it does for the Territorial Legis
lature. There will be a new registration of the
voters, upon which the apportionment
of 117 delegates to constitute the conven
tion will be made, kach county is to
have at least one delegate and one ad
ditional for every 2,000 of population.
First the convention must declare on be
half of the people of the State to adopt
the 'constitution of the United States.
Several important requirements for the
State constitution are made by Congress :
That it shall be republican in form and
make no distinction in civil or political
rank on account of race or color, except
as to Indians, who are not entered ; that
it shall not be repugnant to the consti
tution of the United States and the
principles of the Declaration of Inde
pendence. One of the most crucial re
quirements of the State constitution
which was ever evoked by the power of
the Mormon Church is that it shall pro
vide by ordinance, irrevocable without
the consent of the United States and
the people of the State, that perfect
toleration of religious sentiment shall be
secured, and that no inhabitant of the
State shall ever be molested on account
of his mode of religious worship, pro
vided that polygamous or plural mar
riages are forever prohibited. ,
Nicaragua Canal Bill. ' ' ,
' Denver, July 17. The Chamber of
Commerce to-day received the following
from the San Francisco Chamber of
Commerce : : .,'
" Will you aid by telegraphing to your
Senators and Representatives in pre
venting an adjournment until the Nica
ragua canal bill is reported?" - ' .
After due consideration the following
telegram was sent to Representatives
Pence and Bell : , '
"On behalf of our Pacific Coast neigh
bor we urgently request favorable action
on the Nicaragua canal bill , before Con
gress adjourns." -: '
To the President of the Chamber of
Commerce of San Francisco this message
was dispatched : - -; . .-
" Reciprocating favorable action on
silver by your people, we have sent a
telegram to Messrs. Pence and Bell urg
ing your request."
INDIAN HEAD TESTS.
A New Armor-Plate Must be Found for
. . the New Projeotiles. ,
Philadelphia, July 17. The appar
entease with which the heavy armor
plates were punctured in the tests at In
dian Head during the past few days has
been a disappointment to Pittsburgers,
who are proud of the big mill at Home
stead ; but the projectile used was also
a product of home industry, and both
could not prevail. President Cy Wheeler
of the Sterling Steel Company, manu
facturer of the new prejectile, said the
system of armor-plate was all right, but
the fault lay in the Harvey process of
hardening, fie contends that the plates,
to successfully withstand this projectile,
must be made by the same process. He
thinks he has worked out a plan,' and
the Carnegie Companv is now making
some plates on the plan he has mapped
out. They will bo ready about the
middle of August, when they will be
tested. The President frankly admits
that, if the test is a success, he must
improve his projectiles and bust even
the new plate, if he can. Instead of
hardening the plates with carbon, as is
done under the Harvey process, and
putting in nickel to toughen the material,
Mr. Wneeler is having a plate made on
the principle used in producing the pro
jectiles. He puts chrome or chromium
in the projectiles, and this material he
will substitute in the plate for nickel,
and no carbon for hardening will be
used. The chrome is very hard mate
rial, and is found extensively in this
country and in Europe, particularly
Germany. There are large deposits of
it around Baltimore. Mr. Wheeler
thinks the fault of hardening plates, es
pecially the thickness of 17 and 18 inches,
is that you cannot tell how far it pene
trates. You may think the hardness goes
into the plate for some little distance,
when really it may be close to the sur
face. PAN-AMERICAN NEWS.
Da Gama Has Sent Word That He Is
Ready to Surrender.
New York, July 17. The Herald's
Valparaiso dispatch says: The corre
spondent in Rio de Janeiro sends the
following news : '" "
Admiral da Gama, who is in Portugal,
has informed President Peixoto that he
is ready to surrender. This action has
probably been taken to keep Admiral
Mello in exile. - . :
TO BE DECIDED THIS WEEK.
The World this morning prints the
following from San Salvador r A tele
gram to the government from Washing
ton reports the question of surrendering
Antonio Ezeta will be decided this week.
This news was received with satisfaction.
A complete survey of the country has
been ordered, something never done be
fore. VARIOUS ITEMS.
The Herald's Panama dispatch says:
The arms and ammunition which have
been arriving in Colon recently on Brit
ish steamships have been transferred to
a sailing vessel in the bay, which takes
them to the Mosquito coast.
The correspondent in ban Jose, Uosta
Rica, sends word that an envoy from
Zelaya has arrived there and hopes amic
ably "to settle matters with General Ygle
sias. From Port of Spain the correspondent
wires a yellow fever epidemic has broken
Word comes from Belisle that in the
future American gold will be the only
legal tender in the colony of British
From Tegucigalpa the correspondent
sends word that Congress is in session
there framing a new constitution.
Spokane Banker Escapes. .
San Fbancisco, July 18. H. L. Cutter
crossed into Mexico at Tia Juana the
night of June 30, and thus evaded ar
rest by officers who were in pursuit of
him. The fleeing banker, for Cutter was
cashier of the defunct First National
Bank of Spokane and President of the
Spokane Savings Bank, is wanted at
Spokane for embezzlement. Upon this
charge the grand jury indicted him, and
Governor McGraw of the State of Wash
ington issued requisition papers, which
were approved by the Governor of Cali
fornia, Cutter having left Spokane and
taken up his residence in San Diego.
' England's Eye on the Canal.
London, July 17. In the House of
Commons to-day attention was called to
the bill regarding the Nicaragua canal
introduced in the United States Senate,
and. the government was asked what
steps it would take to maintain the
Clayton-Bulwer treaty. The Foreign
Secretary replied that attention would
be given to the subject. . The House fin
ished this evening the report on the
stage of the budget. William Harcourt,
Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced
the third reading.
French Ironclad Set on Fire.
Toulon, July 14. Just previous to the
launching of the new French ironclad
Carnot a dockyard official discovered
smoke issuing from the hold. . The fire
was easily extinguished. A large bottle
of , turpentine was emptied over the
woodwork in a manner well calculated
to cause a rapid spread of the flames. It
is reported a dockyard workman, sus
pected of being an anarchist,. was ar
rested and confessed he and his accom
plices planned to burn the Carnot.
Four Tears in Folsom.
San Fbancisco, July 17. Walter D.
Furnand, originally accused of stealing
the Jacobson diamonds, but who was al
lowed to plead guilty to receiving stolen
goods, was to-day sentenced by Judge
Daingerfield to serve four years in Fol
WE WEREN'T IN IT.
The American Team Beaten by
- the British Team.'
JOHN BULL IS MUCH ELATED.
But the Spirit of English Fair Play, of
Which They Are Wont to Boast, Was
Supplanted by One of Most Intense
Jealousy Mr. Bayard Attended.
. London, July 17.--Despite the love of
fair play, of which the English are wont
to boast, the crowds which witnessed the
contests between Oxford and Yale teams
to-day were generally most unfairly par
tisan. Of course, in the box, where the
American Ambassador and a number of
prominent Englishmen were gathered,
the Englishmen made it a point of clap
ping their hands when the Yale team
successful, and Mr. Bayard was
equally careful to applaud the successes
of Oxford men, but everywhere else the
most intense jealousy was manifested.
In front of what was supposed to be re
served for Americans a crowd of well-
dressed men and women gathered, and
when the little knot of Yale men gave
the college cheer many of these people
would turn around and make insinuating
remarks. "They call themselves gen
tlemen," scornfully remarked a lady in
the American party, and when Yale won
some event and her partisans were re
joicing, a big: burlv Britisher veiled:
" Remember the Britannia beat the Vig
ilant six times!" None of these remarks
were made good-naturedly, but with the
most intense passion. The scene at the
end expressed the whole feeling. While
poor Pond, who ran one of the pluckiest
races ever seen, was lying in his friends'
arms, the Oxonian who had saved the
English from being tied was being borne
triumphantly to the pavilion, men' and
women following with faces aflame and
running and yelling in mad delight. It
was all typical of the British feeling.
Hickok of the Yales and Frye of the
Oxfords were interviewed after the
games. Fry was very happy. He said
the Oxford team were delighted with the
Yale athletes. He thought the Ameri
cans had done their best, and certainly
were not up to the record. This was be
cause they were overtrained, while the
Oxford men had not reached their best
form, because they were undertrained.
All the members of his team were sur
prised at Hickok's work with the ham
mer and weight. He regretted that the
weather was not better, and thought, if
the track had been dry, Sheldon would
have cleared twenty-four feet in the run
ning broad jump. He said further that,
although it was difficult to induce the
Oxford men to train in the summer time,
be was determined, it possible, to get
Oxford to agree to a return match with
Yale in 1895. He hoped the athletes
from the two universities could meet
Hickok said he was bitterly disap
pointed, not so much because the Yales
were beaten as because the men did not
do as well as they did in the trials. He
" I have thrown the hammer over 125
feet, but to-day I could not exceed 110
feet. However, there is no use in look
ing for reasons. They got there first,
and we were beaten. They are a splendid
lot of fellows, and there is nothing to re
gret but the result."
TO FORECLOSE b6nDS.
Suit Brought Against the Union Pacific
Raitroad Company. -
, Topeka, July 17. Suit was filed in
the United States Circuit Court to-day
against the Union Pacific Railroad Com
pany to foreclose bonds amounting to
$111,725,000. The suit was filed by
George J. Gould and Russell Sage, trus
tees of the bondholders of the Kansas
Pacific, by their attorneys, Rossington,
Smith & Dales. It is alleged the bonds
are in default. It is also alleged that
since the property of the Kansas Pacific
passed under the control of the Union
Pacific its revenues, which were suffi
cient to protect bondholders, have been
used to defray expenses on other parts
of the system. Plaintiffs ask for the
appointment of receivers to look after
their interests. Judge Foster appointed
S, H. H. Clark, Oliver W. Mink and E.
Ellery Anderson, three of the five re
ceivers of the Union Pacific, as receivers
of the Kansas Pacific, with instructions
to continue to operate the road as a part
of the Union Pacific system, keeping the
accounts separate. It is rumored here
that this is a step toward the reorganiza
tion of the Kansas Pacific.
The Englishman is No Match for the
Pakis, July 16. Fifteen thousand peo
ple assembled to-day at the Velodrome
to witness the contest between Zimmer
man and Barken, an Englishman. The
first race, one mile, was won easily by
Zimmerman, who finished a. dozen
lengths ahead of his competitor. In the
second race, five miles, Zimmerman fol
lowed with the pacemakers until the
fifth lap was entered upon. Then he let
himself go, and shot ahead so fast that
Barken, seeing there was no chance to
win, retired. Zimmerman's time was
11 :59 2-5. Zimmerman then won an
other race, Wheeler finishing second.
The crowd went wild over Zimmerman's
victories, and he was given an ovation.
A number of spectators waved small
American flags when they saw how eas
ily Zimmerman had won.
TRIAL OF HUGH. LYNN.
He Is Charged With the Murder of Two
Men Last October.
. Vancouver, B. C, July 18. The trial
of Hugh Lynn, charged with the mur
der of Jack Green and Thomas Taylor
on Savary Island last October, com
menced this morning before Justice
Drake. . The murder was one of the
most atrocious ever committed in the
province. Green kept a store and Tay
lor was an employe. Lynn, the accused,
and a kloochman lived on the island,
he being employed by Green. When
the bodies were found, Lynn and the
kloochman were missing. Both men
had been shot with rifle bullets, but the
murderer had placed shotguns in the
hands of the deceased to make it appear
that death was the result of a duel. The
house and store had been raksacked, and
the money, furs and provisions had been
stolen, v Lynn left oy his own boat, '
which was found subsequently adrift off
Comox, where he had purchased a canoe. -A
trail of shot was discovered from
Green's store to where Lynn embarked,
and similar shot were found in the boat.
Lynn was arrested last spring at Orcas
Island, in United States territory. It
was learned that he had traded a rifle
similar to one belonging to Green and
also had sold furs like those missing from
the store. Lynn's kloochman and little
boy gave damaging evidence against him .
at the preliminary hearing, and these
facts have been worked up by the officials
into a strong case. Lynn is a native of '
British Columbia, his father having been
one of Colonel Moody's engineers, sent .
out here by the British government in .
early days. He has the reputation of
being a desperado.
LETTER FROM JUDGE COOLEY.
He Warmly and Feelingly Commends
Washington, July 18. In view of the
criticisms that have been uttered in
certain quarters on the legality of the
course pursued by President Cleveland
in using Federal troops, notably at Chi
cago, not to preserve the peace, but to
execute the decrees of the Federal ju
diciary and keep in operation the pro
visions of the interstate commerce law,
the following letter from one of the most
able exponents of the constitution in the
land, Judge Thomas H. Cooley, has
peculiar application. , It was sent to-dav .
to President Cleveland :
"Now that the great strike in which
your official intervention became so nec
essary has been clearly- shown to be a '
failure, I beg to be allowed to express
my unqualified satisfaction with every
step you have taken in vindication of
the national authority and with the
restoration of law and order which has
been followed or is now in progress.
The caution and deliberation with which
vou have proceeded are, I think, worthy,
ike the accompanying firmness, of high
praise, and i am specially gratified that
a great and valuable lesson in constitu
tional construction has been settled for
all time with remarkably little -bloodshed.
You and the Attorney-General
also have won the gratitude of the coun
try, not for this generation only, but for
all time, and may God bless you for it,
is my sincere prayer."
UNION PACIFIC BRANCHES.
Reoelvers Ask That They be Separated
. From the Main Road.
St. Paul, July 18. To-morrow the re
ceivers of the Union Pacific will be asked
to appear before the 'court pursuant to
an order to show cause why a large num
ber of the branch lines of the Union Pa
cific road should be considered and con
ducted as a part of the Union Pacific
system and not be hereafter regarded as
independent lines. The reason for this
action is that the Drancn lines are not
earning sufficient money to pay operat
ing expenses and taxes. They are a con
stant drain upon the income of the
Union Pacific road, which has been ob
liged to advance money to maintain them.
The present receivers ask that their ac
tion at previous times in making these
advances be approved by the court. The
names of the branch lines are indicated
in the petition as follows : Cartoon Cut
Off railway, Brighton and Boulder
branch, Junction City and Fort Kearney
railway, Omaha and Republican Valley,
Salina and Southwestern, Denver, Lead
ville and Gunnison railway, Kansas
Central railway, Kansas City and Omaha
railway, Atchison, Colorado and Pacific
railway, Atchison, Jewell City and West
ern railway, Washington and Idaho railway,-
the Oregon Railway Extension
Approved by the House.
, Washington, July 17. With less than
half an hour's discussion and with prac
tically no opposition the House to-day
adopted the following resolution offered
by McCreary of Kentucky: "That the
House of Representatives indorses the
prompt and vigorous efforts of the Pres
ident and his administration to suppress
lawlessness, restore order and prevent
improper interference with the enforce
ment of the laws-of the United States
and with the transportation of the mails
of the United States and with interstate
commerce, and pledges the President
hearty support, and deems the success
that nas already attended his efforts
cause for public and general congratula
tion' The Cholera Virulent. :
'.' London, July 17. A dispatch to the
Times from St. Petersburg says the chol
era epidemic is assuming alarming pro
portions. The present visitation is of a
more intense and more fatal character
than was the outbreak of the two pre
vious years. The disease has even pen
etrated into Finland, which has hitherto
been free from cholera.