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LOS ANGELES HERALD.
VOL. 36,—N0. 121.
HILL AND HARRISON.
Two Noted Personages Meet
The Nation's Chief and His
The President's Trip from Cape May
to Bennington, Vt.
Short Stops Hade at Various Places
Along the Route—A Reception at
Associated Press Dispatches.
Philadelphia, August 1.8. —A special
train bearing President Harrison and
party to Bennington, Vermont, to take
• part in the centennial festivities, left
Cape May this morning. Private Secre
tary Halford accompanied tbe president.
Jersey City, N. J., August 18.—The
presidential party arrived here promptly
at 12:30 and after a stop of only five
minutes proceeded on the way to Al
bany. There was no demonstration
here, as it waß seen that the party Would
stop but a few minutes. Russell Harri
son and a number of reporters joined
the party here.
Newburg, N. V., August IS.—The
president's train arrived here at 3 o'clock
this afternoon. There were 3000 people
at the station cheering as the train stop
ped. The president made a brief ad
dress, complimentary to Newburg, her
citizens and surroundings, which was
frequently interrupted with cheers.
The party was lustily cheered as the
train left the station.
Albany, N. V., August 18.—Kingston
was reached promptly on schedule
time, t Here several hundred people
were present. After ehaking hands for
five minutes, the president made a brief
The train reached Albany shortly be
fore 6 o'clock. A presidential salute
greeted the party. They were driven to
the city hall where thousands waited
about a platform on which were seated
Mayor Manning, Governor Hill and
other state officers. The president re
ceived an ovation as he approached the
front of the platform.
Mayor Manning then welcomed the
president on behalf of the city, after
which Governor Hill welcomed the
president oh behalf of the state, saying
in part: ''The citizens of the Empire
state receive you with profound
respect and greet you with
the greatest pleasure on this
occasion, not only because you are the
honored chief magistrate of the nation,
but because of their appreciation of
your high Character and eminent public
service. They are delighted that you
have seen fit to honor us with your
presence today. They recall with inter- ;
est your many patriotic speeches during,
your recent memorable trip in the south
and west, and their desire to fee and
listen to you has been intensified."
President Harrison replied:
"Governor Hill, Mr. Mayor, and Fellow-Citi
"I receive with great gratification the
very cordial expressions which have
fallen from the lips of his excel
lency, the governor of this great state,
and "his honor the mayor of this great
municipality. It is very gratifying to
me to be thus assured that as Ameri
can citizens, as public officers adminis
tering each different functions in con
nection with the government of the
nation, state and municipality, we in
common with this great body of citizens
whose servants we all are, have that
common love for our institutions and
that common respect for those who by
appointed constitutional methods have
been chosen to administer them. Such
occasions obliterate all differences and
bring us together in the great and en
during brotherhood of American citi
"You have concentrated here great
wealth and great productive capacity for
increased wealth; great financial insti
tutions that reach out in their influ
ences and effects over the whole land.
The general government is charged with
certain functions in which the people
have a general interest. Among these
is the duty of providing for our people
money with which its business transac
tions are conducted. There has some
times been, in some of the regions of
the great west a thought that New York
being largely a creditor state, was dis
posed to be a little hard with the debtor
communities of the great west. But
narrow views ought not prevail with
them or with you, and will not in the
"light of friendly discussion. The law of
commerce may be selfishness, but the
law of statesmanship should be broader
and more liberal. [Applause.]
"I do not intend to enter upon any
subject that can excite divisions, but I
do believe the general government is
solemnly charged with the duty of see
ing that the money issued by it is al
ways and everywhere maintained at
par. [Applause.] I believe I speak
that which is the common thought of
all, when I say every dollar of paper or
coin issued or stamped by the general
government, should always and every
where be as good as any other dollar.
[Applause.] I am sure we would all
shun that condition of things into which
many people of the past have drifted,
and of which we have had in one of the
great South American countries a re
cent example—that distressed and
hopeless condition into which
all business enterprises fall when
a nation issues irredeemable or
depreciated money. The necessities of
a great war can only excuse that. lam
one of those that believe that these men
from your shops, and the farmers re
mote from money centers, have the
largest interest of all people in having
a dollar that is worth one hunered cents
every day of the year, and only such.
[Applause.] If by any chance wejshould
fall into a condition where one dollar is
not so good as another, I venture the
assertion that the poorer dollar will do
its first errand in paying some poor la
borer for hia work. Therefore, in tbe
conduct of our public afiairs, I feel
pledged for one, that all the influences
of the government should be on the side
of giving the people only good money,
and just as much of that kind as we can
"We have this year a most abundant
—yes, an extraordinary—grain crop."
President Harrison then referred to the
recent Russian ukase and tbe scarcity
of grain in France and England, saying
that all this country's surplus would
find a market abroad, and that not only
would the gold heretofore exported be
returned, but would bring with it much
additional of its kind. After drawing
the conclusion that the Americans
should be a happy people with such
prospects before them, he urged upon
them the necessity of exercising the
virtues of patience, frugality, love of
order, and to crown all, a great patriot
ism and devotion to the constitution
Prolonged applause greeted the close
of his address, which was renewed an
ttie train left the city.
Troy, N. V., August 18.—Lari;e num
bers of workmen from the shops await
ed tbe president's arrival at the station.
In a brief speech he said: "I am sure
you realize in a large degree the benefit
of the policy that keeps the American
market for American workmen. [Ap
plauße.] I try to be broad in my
thoughts about the human race, but
tbe American workman has a stronger
claim on my sympathy and help than
any other workman. [Applause.f I
believe our institutions are only safe
when the working classes are intelli
gent and contented."
Bennington, Vt., August 18. —The
president arrived at North Bennington
about 8:15 p.m., Secretary Proctor, Gen.
Carr and Postmaster-General Wana
maker accompanying him. The party
was met by G. J. MoCullogh and driven
to his residence, where they dined.
Among those at dinner were Gov. Page.
John King, of New York, and Ex-Min
ister to England Phelps.
THE EVE OF AN INTERESTING
Boss Quay and Chris Magee Bury the
Hatchet—Blame to Be Endorsed for
President and Harrison Commended in
H AKRtHBURG, Pa., August 18. —Ther
ia much gossip concerning the Republi
can convention which meets tomorrow.
Great numbers of politicians are in the
city, and the event of today was an ap
parently friendly conference between
Senator Quay and Chris Magee,
the Pittsburg Republican leader. These
prominent politicians had not been to
gether before since 1883. Magee says
his meeting with Quay was simply to
discuss My lans candidacy for auditor
The platform to be adopted tomorrow
will, it is learned, contain a plank
Strongly endorsing Secretary Blame as
the moat available candidate for the
presidency in 1892. The McKinley bill
and reciprocity will also be endorsed, and
in connection with the latter, the Har
rißon administration will be mildly
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commended. The platform will favor
the free coinage of silver to the extent
of taking care of the product of .the
American mines. A tariff on foreign silver
sufficient to exclude it from competition
with native metal will be advocated.
It is understood that Chairman An
drews will take Quay's place on the na
A NOVEL SYNDICATE.
French Wine Growers Combine for Pro
tection Against Phylloxera.
Pakis, August 17.—A somewhat novel
syndicate has been formed at Epernay
in the department of Marne, the entre
pot for champagne wines which are
kept in vaults in the chalk hills, on
which the town is built. The members
of the new syndicate are all wine grow
ers of importance, and their association
is formed with the object of insuring its
members against individual losses
through ravages of phylloxera, by com
pensating losses through mutual sub
A meeting to promote the obje;t in
view, was held yesterday at
Epernay, attended by about 6000
members of tbe syndicate. In
addition to other matters brought for
ward, the meeting discussed the adop
tion of means to protect the vineyards
against phylloxera. Just as a decisive
vote in favor of this measure was upon
the point of being taken, there waß a
hostile demonstration which nearly re
sulted in a serious physical conflict.
A body of wine growers belonging to
the syndicate, but opposed to the taking
of any measure calculated to pro
tect the vineyards from phyl
loxera, noisily entered the hall
where the meeting was being held,
shouting to the full extent of their
lungs: "There is no phylloxera; down
with the wine merchants."
The newcomers, having previous to
their arrival upon the scene obtained
numerous and powerful voting powers
from members of the syndicate who
were unavoidably or intentionally ab
sent, succeeded in turning the tide of
affairs against those who were
in favor of protective measures,
stopped the vote about to be
taken in favor of that motion
and triumphantly elected a committee
known to be uncompromisingly hostile
to preventive measures, such as those
The wine growers accuse the wine
merchants of inventing or manufactur
ing phylloxera scares, and oppose the
proposals of the minister of husbandry,
who is of the opinion that certain duly
qualified inspectors approved by the
syndicate and by the minister of
husbandry, should have tbe right to
enter all vineyards, even against the
will of their proprietors, in order to
prevent the spread of phylloxera, which
tbe oppositionists claim does pot exist
among the vineyards owned or con
trolled by members of the syndicate.
The association numbers 25,000 wine
growers among its members.
WEDNESDAY MORNING. AUGUST 19, 1891.—TEN PAGES-
RUSSIA'S RYE UKASE
The Czar Was Averse to It
from the Start.
That It Was a Political Move
Ail Inventoiy of the Stock of Grain
in Russia Being Taken.
Relief Measures in the Distressed Dis
tricts—Marked Reaction ln the
Markets in Europe and
Associated Press Dispatches.
St. Petersburg, August 18.—It is
known that the imperial ukaee prohib
iting the exportation of rye, was not
only at first opposed by the czar, but it
was also met by opposition in other
quarters. At first it took in several
other articles, but the czar consented to
it only as issued, restricting rye. The
statement that the measure ia a politi
cal one, is absolutely untrue.
The Russian government is now mak
ing an exhaustive inquiry into the
stock of wheat in the country, .the
prices demanded and the facilities for
its transportation. The measures for
the relief of the distressed districts in
clude the building of canals, barracks,
railroads, street-paving and planting of
The Finnish senate will propose to
prohibit the exportation of. rye, other
wise it is feared that Russia will cut off
the supplies for Finland. This will up
set the plans of the Russian merchants,
who hoped to export rye from Finland.
THE GERMAN MARKET DECLINES.
Berlin, August 18.—The grain market
opened excited and lower this morning.
August rye opened at a decline of 10
marks, 50 pfennige; September and Oc
tober declined 8 marks 50 pfennige.
August wheat opened 6 marks lower,
and September and October 5 marks. 50
pfennige lower. The decline was caused
chiefly by news of the govern
ment's action in ordering the substitu
tion of wheat meal for rye in making
bread for the army. There is a growing
belief that the situation has been exag
gerated and that the recent rapid ad
vance in prices was not warranted by
the facts in the case.
The North German Gazette says the
present situation in the corn market
shows the economic and political impor
tance of a highly developed nation of
husbandry, making the fatherland inde
pendent of foreign counties, and proves
the necessity for reform in the grain
trade, so as to enable more easily to
supply Germany with additional bread
The National Zeitung Bays: German
merchants, who made heavy advances
to Russian growers in April for rye for
delivery in September, will suffer an
enormous loss, and probably some fail
ures will occur. The situation iB ex
tremely grave and the government is
not paying sufficient attention to it,
England's encouraging prospects.
London, August 18.—TheTimeB refers
to encouraging prospects ahead for Eng
lish farmers, saying if given good
weather for a fortnight, the wheat crop
of Great Britain will be a good one.
Reaction in America and on the con
tinent weakened the markets, and there
was a general decline in prices-today.
Leeds, August 18. —The Leeds Millers'
association has decided to make an
advance in the price of flour of Is 6d.
CHICAGO GRAIN PITS QUIETER.
Chicago, August 18. —Feeling in the
wheat and corn pits was quieter this
morning. The foreign markets being
lower, caused quietness here. December
wheat, which closed at $1.03 yesterday,
started at that price, fluctuated both
ways within a range of At the
end of the first half hour it was quoted
at $1.02%. Corn opened %c lower,
and fluctuated within a narrow range.
September rye, which closed yesterday
at $1.02 was offered this morning at 95c.
GAULS AND BRITONS.
Compliments Exchanged by Their
Paris, August 18.—The British Medi
terranean squadron upon its arrival at
Ville Franche, today, was received with
much pomp and ceremony by the French
war vessels there assembled. The latter
saluted the British flag and their bands
played God Save the Queen, as the
British ironclads anchored. In re
turn the British admiral's flag
ship returned the salute and the bands
played the Marseillaise. To this compli
ment the land batteries of Ville Franche
replied with a number of salutes, and
everybody was satisfied. Ville Franche
ia profusely decorated with Hags in honor
of the fleet, and out of grateful recogni
tion of England's efforts to give the
French fleet a hearty reception at Ports
A CLOUDBURST IN WALES.
A Pavilion Containing 10,000 People
Collapsed by the Flood.
Swansea, Waleß, Auguat 18. —Ten
thousand people assembled, today, at
the National musical society's festival.
This evening a cloudburst occurred.
The canvas-covered pavilion, in which a
competition in Welsh minstrelsy was
being held, collapsed but though a
panic ensued among the audience of 10,
--000, and many were trampled under
foot during the rush for shelter, no one
was seriously injured. It is probable
the session of '93 of this society will be
held in Chicago.
Another Canadian Boodler.
Ottawa, August 18. —In the house to
morrow Mr. Cameron will make the
charge that Cochran, M. P., for East
Northumberland, is guilty of selling
government patronage to the highest
The Salvador Imbroglio.
San Salvador, August 19.—Generals
Ayala, Letona, Bernandes and Rivae, en
route to Guatemala, were on board the
City of Panama. It is stated that Pres
ident Barillas, of Guatemala, offered
them arms, money and men for a revo
lution against Salvador. This is why
these passengers were demanded from
the steamer officials. General Ezeta,
president of Salvador, has telegraphed
Seflor Rodriguez, the Salvadoran charge
d'affaires in Mexico, to ask Mexico to
A Monument Erected to His Memory by
Vallkjo, August 18.—The crew of the
Charleston have had a marble monu
ment placed in Calvary cemetery at San
Francisco over the grave of their ship
mate, Joseph Brown, who was murdered
in San Diego. The monument is ten
feet in height.
San Diego, August 18.—Thomas Gil
lespie, the man who ran into a crowd of
Charleston sailors with a heavy wagon,
at the same time striking right and left
with his whip, on the occasion of the
riot in this city several weeks ago, dur
ing which Sailor Brown was killed, had
his preliminary examination today, and
Was held to answer before the superior
court. He is out on bail.
The Holy Coat.
Treves, August 18.—The fragments
of the holy coat exhibited at Argen
teuil, near Paris, on Sunday last, was
brought to this city by a deputation for
comparison with the holy coat which
is to be exhibited here. A microscopic
examination revealed the fact that the
Argenteuil coat is made of camel's hair,
while the Treves garment is made of
linen. The members of the Argenteuil
deputation remain to join in the adora
tion of the Treves garment.
San Francisco, August 18.—The
twenty-sixth industrial exhibition of
the Mechanics'lnstitute opened at the
pavilion tonight. The preliminary ex
ercises took place at the Grand opera
house thia afternoon.
WHIPPED IN COURT.
A MILLIONAIRE AND A LAWYER
An Angry Woman Administered the Pun
ishment—The Sensational Denouement
of a Long Pending Family Quarrel.
Chicago, August 18. —Today in a
crowded court room, Mrs. Edward Mc-
Mahon horsewhipped a millionaire and
his lawyer and then fainted in her hus
band's arms. The millionaire waa Peter
Smith, a contractor, and the lawyer waa
P. Mcl high. The cause of the assault
waß the reading of a deposition by a
Canadian detective, impugning Mre. Mc-
The norae-whipping is the climax of a
series of sensations growing out of a
lotfg-standing family quarrel. Mc-
Mahon's marriage some months
ago to his second wife, who created the
sensation today, waa very displeasing to
his mother and sister —the latter, the
wife of millionaire Smith. McMahon's
son had a fortune of $30,000. It was as
serted that the stepmother's chief ob
ject in marrying McMahon was to
obtain possession of this sum. McMa
hon and wife on the one side, and his
mother, sister and Smith on the other,
had charged each other with
attempting little Milton's (the son's)
death by poison to prevent the oppoaing
parties from securing hia custody. The
Canadian deposition read was in fur
therance of a legal fight by the Smith
Shortly after entering Judge Kohl-
Baat's courtroom today, Mrs. Mc-
Mahon walked quickly to
where Smith and McHugh
were sitting, and with a blacksnake
whip, before the astonished spectators
or bailiff could interfere, slashed Smith
and McHugh repeatedly across the face
and neck. Judge Kohlsaat took no
action in the matter, and intimated that
the child would not be given to either
Hail storms in the Moselle and Sarre
valleys have caused damage to crops to
the extent of a million marks.
The Duke of Mecklenberg's paralysis
ia increasing and he is not expected to
live a week. A regency is contemplated.
At Abingdon, Va., John P. Baker, ac
cused of poisoning his wife and his para
mour's husband, was sentenced to be
hanged on November 27th.
Dr. Clemens, arrested on suspicion of
being the man who drugged and robbed
Banker Frayser, atMemphis. Term., has
been discharged, Frayser failing to
At Ashland, Pa., a lot of Hungarian
miners celebrating a christening became
drunk and quarreled, with the result
that four are bo seriously injured their
lives are despaired of
Harry S.New, son of John C. New,
United' States consul-general at London,
and editor of the Indianapolis Journal,
was married last night to Miss Catherine
McLean, of New York.
A most destructive hail storm visited
Deer Creek, Otter Tail county, Minn.,
and vicinity, Monday afternoon. It is
estimated that between 12,000 and 15,
--000 acres of grain were laid low. The
storm lasted half an hour, and cut a
swath five miles wide.
The People's party state convention at
Dallas, Texas, was slimly attended, but
harmonious. The Cincinnati platform
was endorsed. The color line was dis
posed of by the election of two colored
men to the executive committee. The
convention adjourned to meet at Fort
Worth the first Tuesday in February.
A Vienna dispatch announces the par
tial destruction of the village of Koll
man, by a cloudburst. Half the houses
were destroyed, and many people and
cattle drowned. The cloudburst oc
curred at midnight. The water loosen
ed an avalanche. Forty people were
drowned. The railway was destroyed
for many miles.
A Stage Robber Sentenced.
Susanville, Cal., August 18.—Henry
Wise who robbed a stage in September,
1890, pleaded guilty and was sentenced
to ten years in San Quentin.
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YOU DON'T NEED A BUSINESS TRAINING to understand the following
Facts and Figures from the financial operations pf the three largest Life Insurance
Companies in the world, from the organization of each company to January lit,
1891, as shown by the official statistics of the New York State Insurance Department.
Namb and Location of Company The Mutual Life The Equitable, Nkw Yo« Lot,
of New Yobk. New Yobk. New York.
Admitted assets January Ist, 1891 9146,494,180 U18.887.786 H15.093.9ea
Capital stock None 100,000 None
Total unappropriated surplus overall; « ... m , , .„ SMM> _
ascertained liability ( 9,870,6»3 4,564,128| 0,398,507
Total premiums received 388,741,358 261,708,842! 247,433,898
T asMftor» 451,149,3*7 260,482,067 257,425.24.
More 68,407.969 Less 1,286,775 More 9,991,6*1
Total dividends paid to policy holders. 83,836,567 37,225,316 .'!!),544,048
Total interest, rents and profits earned. 130,685,773 54,799,032 57,354,711
Excess of interest earned more than) „„ , ~.„.
enough to pay all death claims .. >...( More 10,789,887 Less 16,912,300 More 1,329,907
Excess oi interest earned more thani
enough to pay all taxes and More 56,155,387 Less 2,688,790 More . 5,835,775
of management >
Percentage of taxes and expenses to( ~„ .„„„ » „ „ , ,„ .
income j |18.4 percent 17.8 percent 1b.4 per cent
The Intending Investor May Save Many Thousands of Dollars
By a careful consideration of the above comparative exhibit. The Mutual Life began bostneaa
in 1843; The Equitable in 1859: The New York Life in 1845. Ninety-eight (98) per cent of th*
total income of the Mutual Life has been received since the Equitable began business.
The Equitable Has $32,621,293 more insurance obligations assumed than the Mutual Lit*,
but has (29,606,394 less admitted assets.
The Mutual Life Insurance Company has more insurance iv force in the United States than any
other company. Of the total insurance in force in California the Mutual Life has 121,663,444-
Equitable,U2,ls3,7Bo; New York Life, $12,847,500. The gain of insurance in force in California
in 1890 over the previous year was-. In the Mutual Life, U. 811,993; The Equitable Io«< 1763,831;
New York Life gained 1677,000. See Report California State Insurance Department, 1891.
Tbe Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York 1* t.« Largest, Strong*** mmm
Best Life Insurance Company ln the World.
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