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LOS ANGELES HERALD.
VOL. 36. —NO. 122.
The French Fleet's Arrival
China Scared Into Submission
By the Powers.
She Sqeals Because Germany Has a
Finger in the Fie.
The Socialistic Labor Congress Cnable
to Effect Practical Kesults — The
Kaiser Boasts of His
Associated Press Dlspatchos.
Portsmouth, Eng., August 19. —Tbe
French fleet arrived this afternoon and
was received by a large concourse of
British war vessels and excursion
steamers, all of which were profusely
decorated. They anchored under the
meadows of Osborn park, the anchorage
being selected by the queen herself, and
the arrival being witnessed by the
queen and Princess Beatrice, from a
terrace of Osborn bouse, amid the boom
ing of saluting cannons from both
fleets. The yards were manned and
cheers arose from the yachts and excur
No Practical Results Obtained by the
Socialist Labor Congress.
Brussels, August 19. —The British
delegates to the Socialist workmen's
congress, today, rejected Bebel's amend
ment providing that all candidates for
public office must accept tbe full Social
ist programme, the British declaring
themselves Labor and not Socialist dele
gates. They adopted a modified resolu
tion to the effect that workmen should
exert their political rights to
secure any ÜBeful. reform. The
congress, after a lengthy discussion,
passed the resolution virtually as modi
fied by the British delegates, with the
provision that there be organized in
every cou.ity a permanent commission
to inquire into tne conditions of labor.
One Cahan, of America, said: "It is
useless to beg, cringe and fywn for need
ful legislation. We must forcibly ex
tort reforms and the abolition of the ex
isting conditions." After a resolution
was adopted, he opened a discussion on
the attitude of labor toward the Jews
and uiged sympathy toward the
latter. This started a lengthy debate,
the committee reporting against anti-
Semitism as a device of capitalists to
sow mischief among workingmen, while
many speakers reminded the congress
that Jewish bankers and financiers were
also great oppressors. Finally a resolu
tion was passed condemning both anti-
Semitism and Jewish financial tyranny.
This impossibility of reconciling con
flicting opinions and interests is the
key note of the whole proceedings of the
congress, its discussions leading to no
THE CANADIAN SCANDAL.
Sir Peter Langevin Does Some Swearing
for His Brother.
Ottawa, Ont., August 19.—Before the
elections committee, this morning, Sir
Peter Langevin, on oath, denied Con
tractor Starrs' statements made in evi
dence, Friday. He gave a complete ex
planation of the circumstances con
nected with the withdrawal of the ten
ders of O' Hanley and Starrs for the Es
quimault dock contracts, which Starrs
Baid was done at the suggestion of Sir
Hector Langevin, and Sir Peter asserted
that the tenders were withdrawn volun
tarily, as Starrs and O'Hanley did not
care to take contracts on which they
had to pay a deposit of 5 per cent, of the
Interesting developments continue to
come out in the hearing of the public
accounts committees. Summerville
asked for certain vouchers today, saying
they would show that a number of offi
cials of the public works department
purchased large orders from dry goods
meichants for their private use and
charged them, to the department.
Superintendent Pronskill, of the sta
tionery branch, admitted receiving vari
ous sums as commissions on gootl.< pur
chased for the government.
Superintendent Seinecal, of the j Ant
ing bureau, also admitted receiving tev
eral thousand dollars in loans from 1 ms
supplying type. His memory was very
defective as to the dates and amounts.
Thomas McGreevy has resigned from
Bhe Protests Against German Interfer
ence in the Missionary Troubles.
London, August 19. —The government
of China has sent a telegram to the Ger
man government, complaining of the
German minister's joining the protest
ing powers, on the grounds that no Ger
mans were injured in the recent riots,
and that China was willing to negotiate
with Germany alone in regard to the in
demnity to be paid Germans who suf
fered in the Chan-Tung affair in 1890;
aud further that Germany is only slight*
ly interested in the missions, and there
fore there is no need for her to identify
herself with the other powers in the
BROUGHT TO TERMS.
The Chinese Authorities Scared Into
Pabis, August 19.—Official informa
tion has been received to the effect that
the combined action of the powerß in
China, is succeeding in bringing the
Chinese government to look upon mat
ters in the proper light. The local
authorities are becoming more concilia
tory, and it begins to look as if it will
not be necessary to make the proposed
naval demonstration in which the war
ships of all the powers represented in
the Chinese waters were to take part.
DISASTER IN GERMANY,
Ten Killed and Forty Injured by the
Collapse of a Scaffold.
Berlin, August 19.—A dispatch from
Nordenham, Oldenburg, says a scaffold
collapsed today, killing ten men and
seriously injuring forty others. In ad
dition fifty workmen were precipitated
into the water, but most of them were
saved through clinging to planks and
poles belonging to the fallen scaffold.
World's Fair Nominations.
Chicago, August 19.—Director-Gen
eral Davis has nominated Chief Engineer
Lt W. Robinson, of the United States
navy, ts be chief of the machinery de
partment of the world's fair. He has
also announced his intention to appoint
John Thorpe, of Now York, chief of flori
culture in the horticulture department.
The American florists' convention in
Toronto today adopted resolutions warm
ly endorsing Thorpe.
Philadelphia, August 19. —The gov
ernment experts examining the assets
of the Keystone bank today found in a
tin box a due bill and draft of the Spring
Garden bank (also failed) amounting to
$50,000. Wbileit is probable that they
were loaned to President Marsh by Pres
ident Kennedy to swell the asset* at the
time of the examiner's visit, the re
ceiver hopes to realize on them.
A Russian Reform.
St. Petersburg, August 19.—A com
mission of the ministry of the interior
has drafted a project for the creation of
a ministry of husbandry, the change
being considered a necessary reform in
the face of the present crisis. It is
stated the credit for She purpose of pro
viding local works for tne relief of the
poor will amoiht to $20,000,000,
The Kaiser's Good Health.
London, August 19.—The Times's
Berlin correspondent B'iys he had an in
terview with Professor Esmarch, the
surgeon, who said he had heard directly
from Emperor William himself, that
except for the accident to his knee, he
the (emperor) had enjoyed splendid
health for the past two months, and
never felt better than now.
FAILURES IN GERMANY
PREDICTED as the result of the
German Soldiers Lose Stamina on a Wheat
Bread Diet—Herr Miquel Petitions for
Free Corn—Rumors That Russia Will
Put an Export Duty on Wheat.
London, August 19. —The Chronicle's
Berlin correspondent says: September
promises the failures of small and big
farmers, as well as city merchants.
Home-grown rye is mostly fit only for
manure. The substitution of wheat for
rye in the army will not be easy, as it
was proved in the war of 1870 that the
Prussians lost stamina from the regime
of French wheaten bread.
HERB MItiUEL'B PETITION.
Berlin, August 19. —Herr Miquel,
minieter of finance, has sent a petition
direct to the emperor, asking the latter
to suspend duties on corn for three
WARSAW MILLERS BUSY.
A Warsaw correspondent telegraphs
his paper here that the millers of that
city are engaged in preparing rye flour
and bran with the object of exporting
as much as possible before the prohibi
tion is enforced.
THE BERLIN GRAIN MARKET.
Wheat opened Arm and unchanged
today, but the market became weak to
ward the close on a rumor that Russia
intends to place an export duty on
wheat. Later it recovered, and closed
firmer. Rye closed at an advance of 50
pfennige per 1000 kilos, and wheat
closed at a decline of 50 pfennige per
Chicago, August 19. —December
wheat opened a cent higher today, at
$1,03>6\ advanced to $1,04 and broke to
$1.02>0. September corn opened 2J. B c
higher, at 68c, sold to 67>£c and back
to 6Sc. A rally to $1.03, l 2 was made for
December wheat, but a break was made
soon after 11 o'clock to $1.01}», on news
from Pariß that higher prices could not
be expected. September corn sold off
to 67c. About noon wheat took another
up turn. December advanced to $1.04%
and closed strong. News from. Paris
that Russia intended to put an export
duty on wheat caused this.
The Davis Will Case.
Butte, Mont., August 19.—Another
expert, B. L. Talman, a chemist, occu
pied the day in the Davis will ruse, giv
ing testimony in the same line as that of
Dr. Hagen and Mr. Carvalho as to the
ink with which the alleged will was
written, marks on the paper and chem
istry inks in use at various periods since
the will was written.
Louisville, August 19. —The German
Catholic Central society closed its thirty
sixth annual session today. H. J.
Spaunhorst, of St. Louis, who has been
president for eighteen years, was made
honorary president for life. Adolph
Reber, of Racine, Wis., waß elected
president for the ensuing year. The
next meeting will be held at Dubuque,
A West Indie Hurricane.
Washington, August 19.—The United
States consul at Martinique cabled the
state department today that a hurricane
last night (August 18th) destroyed every
sail in port. The houses were all dam
aged, and many lives lost.
[Martinique is one of the French West
Indies. It is an island about forty miles
long by twelve miles wide, and densely
A Bitter Strike.
Lima, 0., August 19.—The Lake Erie
and Western Btrike continues. The men
say they will never give in. Attempts
were made to hold an accommodation
train here, today, but it was allowed to
proceed. Passenger traffic continues,
but no freight car has been moved for
three days. Indications point to a bit
ter struggle. '
Atlanta, Ga., August 19.—The pre
dicted fight on Livingston failed to
materialize at today's session of the
state Alliance. A resolution endorsing
him was passed with only one dissent
THURSDAY MORNING. AUGUST 20, 1891.—TEN PAGES.
HE HAD TWO WIVES.
The Probable Cause of Carl
He Drowned Himself to Avoid
Th*? .singular Story of the Pead
Howell Held for the Murder or Colvln.
A Light Grape Crop Predicted.
Other Pacific Coast
Associated Press Dispatches.
San Francisco, August 19.—0n July
23d, last, Carl Schoer, a mining
prospector from Australia, was
drowned while bathing in the
ocean near the Cliff house, in sight
of his wife, to whom he had been mar
ried only a week. It was thought
Schoer left considerable property, and
his wife has been trying to find it. To
day a woman, who says she was Schoer's
wife, arrived here from Butte, Mont.,
and met Mrs. Schoer No. 2. On com
paring their accounts, a singular story
of the drowned man's duplicity was un
folded. Mrs. Schoer No. 1 says she was
married to Schoer ten years ago,
and they accumulated a little
property in Butte. Her husband went
to Australia, and last May wrote her to
join him there. Instead of waiting for
her he took passage for San Francisco.
With him came a Mies Taylor, whom he
married on reaching here. He expected
by the time he reached San Francisco
that his first wife would be on the way
to Australia. Instead, she missed the
steamer, and it is thought that Schoer,
fearing prosecution for bigamy, com
mitted suicide. The second wife gave
all her money to Schoer, and is now left
rt Will Be Celebrated in a Novel Man
ner at MarysvlUe.
Marysville, Cal., August 19.—The
general committee for the celebration of
Admission day, received telegrams today
from a number of Native Sons parlors
in the northern part of the state, saying
that they will be here to participate.
The committee having charge of the
features in which Indians are to par
ticipate state there will be over 500
aborigines here. For novelty the pro
gramme will excel anything ever given.
Howell Held for Murder.
Oak i .and, Cal., August 19. —The ex-1
amination of John G. Howell, for killing
R. 8. Calvin, August 3d, commenced in
the police court today. A number of
witnesses testified that Howell spoke to
them that night regarding Colvin, both
before and after the killing, and to two
of them Howell said he acted in self
defence. No testimony for the defense
was introduced, and Judge Ogden or
dered him held for murder without bail.
The examination of Perrie Maxwell,
who is held as an accessory, will take
Eureka, Cal., August 19.—Fire at
Ben Dixon's shipyard, early this morn
ing, destroyed the mill used for sawing
ship timbers —the only mill of the kind
on Humboldt bay. The loss will reach
$25,000 or $30,000. Ship building, both
at Ben Dixon's and Mathews's yards,
will be seriously delayed. The fire is
supposed to have started from the fur
San Francisco, August 19. —At a meet
ing of the committee on arrangements
today, the immigration convention,
which was to have been held here Au
gust 24th, was postponed until Septem
ber Ist, on account, it was stated, of .the
tardiness of the interior counties in
A Light Grape Crop.
San Francisco, August 19. —Viticul-
tural Commissioner George West re
turned to this city today from a trip to
the wine districts. He thinks the grape
crop will be very light this year as com
pared with previous seasons. The hot
weather of July, he said, delayed the
growth of the vines.
A Murderer Released.
Sacramento, August 19. —John Zwaid,
who a few months ago confessed to tbe
authorities that he had murdered two
wives in Nebraska, and was locked up in
the county jail, has been released. Sher
iff Stanley said the eastern officials have
taken no action in the matter.
London, August 19. —The Chilean
cruiser Errazuriz has sailed from St.
Vincent for Montevideo, lt is believed
she has secured a crew.
The Chilean cruiser Presidente Pinto
is at Plymouth, awaiting instructions.
The Charleston Puts to Sea.
San Francisco, August 19. —The cruis
er Charleston steamed down from Mare
Island navy yard and passed out to sea,
bound for Yokohama, at 3:30 thia after
noon, without stopping at this port.
Markham at San Diego.
San Diego, August 19. — Governor
Markham and staff arrived this evening
and will attend the wind-up of the Grand
Army encampment at Coronado Beach
Guturie, O. T., August 19.—1t is
stated that gold and silver have been
found in paying quantities in tbe Kiowa
and Comanche country. Some pros
pectors asked the permission of the in
terior department to negotiate with tbe
Indians for the privilege of working the
mines. Permission was refused.
The Texas Alliance.
Dallas, Texas, August 19.—1n the
state Alliance, now in session here, a
bitter fight is being made on tbe sub
treasury question, but it is evident that
a majority of the delegates favor the
sub-treasury scheme. A resolution was
adopted providing for „he appointment
of a cornmitte, whose duty it shall be to
ascertain the exact number of bales of
cotton produced in Texas this year, for
the purpose of protecting planters
against the false reports of speculators.
Steps Taken for the Establishment of
the People's Party in Chicago.
Chicago, August 19.—At the Grand
Pacific hotel, tonight, were taken the
first practical steps towards the estab
lishment in Chicago of the People's
party. The conference was a secret one,
held because of the presence in the city
of W. F. Rightmire, secretary of the
National Citizens Industrial Alliance, as
well as of the national board of organi
zation of that body. Preparatory work
bas been going on here three months,
and the leaders say secret clubs have
been formed in nearly all the wards,
while nearly ten thousand names have
been pledged to support the principles
and candidates of the third party. The
work of organisation will continue to be
Washington, August 19.—The old
time telegraphers met here today.
About 100 members were present. The
president, George C. Maynard, delivered
a short address, and the members spent
the day in friendly gossip, reviving old
time memories and recounting experi
ences. Steps were taken towaid the
publication of a history of the early de
velopment of tbe telegraph in America.
Edward Rosewater, of the Omaha Bee,
was elected president.
The military telegraphers also held
their annual meeting, and the old offi
cers were re-elected. The next meeting;,
as well as that of the old-timers, will be
held in Omaha next August.
Forest Fires ln Algeria.
Oran, Algeria, August 19. —Fire which
has been devastating the Ammi-Moussn
forest, has already devastated 35,000
acres of trees.
HONOR TO NEW ENGLAND
PRESIDENT HARRISON PRAISES
THE YANKEE CHARACTER.
An Apotheosis of New England Woman
hood—Second Term Oratory on the
Side—The President Presented a Gold
Bennington, Vt., Augnst 19.—At the
banquet at the close of the exercises at
the monument this evening President
Harrison spoke again. He eulogized
New England character, which he said
had been a source of strength to the
nation. That devotion to local self
government which originated true
democracy was the cause of
the development of love of so
cial order and respect for law,
which characterizes New England com
munities. "I believe," he said, "that
we have come to a time when we may
look to greater things; when we may
take a large part in the great trans
actions of tbe world. I believe
our people are prepared to in
sist tnat the American flag shall
again be seen upon the sea, and that
our merchants and manufacturers are
ready to seize the golden opportunity
now offered for extending our commerce
into Central and South America.
I believe a conservation of finance
will prevail in this country. I
am sure discontent and temporary
distress will not tempt our people to
forsake those safe lines of public admin
istration in which commercial security
alone rests. As long as the general
government furnishes the money of the
people, I believe we will insist, as I have
said before, that every dollar issued,
whether paper or coin, shall be as good,
and be kept as good, as any other that
"May I, in closing, tender to these good
women of Vermont my thanks for the
grace and sweetness which their services
and presence have lent to this happy
occasion! May I Bay to them that the
devoted services of their mothers, their
courage and patience and helpfulness
shown in the great struggle for liberty,
cannot be too highly appreciated;
All honor to the New England mother,
the queen of the New England home!
Here, in these nurseries of virtue and
truth, have been found the strongest in
fluences that have moulded your peopie
for good and led your sons to honor."
The president was then presented a
gold medal commemorative of the oc
Governor Russell spoke for Massachu
setts, Governor Tuttle for New Hamp
shire, and Major-General Howard for
New York. Among other speakers were
General Alger, of Michigan, Secretary of
War Proctor and Attorney-General
The president leaves for Mount Mc-
Three Lives Lost Through Two Young
Bradford, Pa., August 19. —Anson L.
Pratt, a fiieman on the Campbell lum
ber road, was killed today, and John
Galvin, engineer, and an unknown man
fatally injured. Pratt and Galvin, in
making up the train, left one car
at tbe top of a steep grade,
placing a block of wood under the
wheel to hold it while they pulled
another car from the Biding. Two young
men coming along, knocked the block
from beneath tbe wheels, and the car
started down the grade. One of the
young men was on the car which he had
help to start, but becoming frightened
at the speed it gained, he jumped and
was fatally injured. The car smashed
ihto the engine and wrecked it, the car
also being wrecked. Calvin and Pratt
being on the engine, one was fatally in
jured and the other instantly killed.
Boston, August 19.—James Russell
Lowell's will bequeaths most of his
property to his daughter and her child
ren. Such of his books as the college
desires go to Harvard, and Charles El
liott Norton is given all his manuscripts,
the latter being made his literary ex
Another Australian Suspension.
Melbourne, August 19.—The Anglo-
Australian Bank and Land company,
connected with the British Bank of Aus
tralia, bas suspended, with liabilities of
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Navk ano Location of Company Thk Mutual Lifb Thb Equitable, iNbw Yobk Lin,
AND LOCATION OF COMPANY OF N*SW YOBK. NBW YOBK. j NEW YOBX.
Admitted assets January Ist, 1801 8146,494,180 (110,887.788 (115,093.966
Capital stock None 100,000 None
T asfertain?d°^imy 9,870.633 4,564,128 6,398.507
Total premiums received 388,741,358 201,768,842 247,433,623
T r 8 451,149,337 260,482,067 257,425,246
P More 63,407.969 Less 1,286,775 More 9,991,623
Total dividends paid to policy Holders 83,836,567 37,225,516 39,544,048
Total interest, rents and profits earned . 130,685,773 54,799,032 57,354,711
K enoughto pay's!! declaims M ™ 10,739,837 Less 16,912,300 More 1,329,907
Excess ot interest earned more thani
enough to pay all taxes and expcnses> More 56,155,337 Less 2,688,790 More 5,835,775
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P inco n mt ge . of taXo ""*.f. X ?f. nSe>tO ! !"•* "•*<">»* 17.8 per cent 16.4 percent
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The Equitable bas (82,621.293 more insurance obligations assumed than the Mutual Life,
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Equitable, (12,153,780; New York Life, (12,847,500. The gain of insurance in force ln California
ln 1890 over the previous year was: In the Mutual Life, (1,511,993; The Equitable lost (763,838;
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