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v THE HERALD 1 f Stands for the Interests of ;i Southern California. J E SUBSCRIBE FOR IT. 1 LOS ANGELES HERALD. VOL. XXXIV.—NO. 159. GRANDLY RATIFIED. The Work of the San Jose Convention. The Democrats Approve It With One Accord. A Grand Ratification at San Fran cisco Last Night. Mayor Pond the Orator of the Evening. His Sage Utterances Applauded to the Echo. Associated Press Dispatches. San Fbancisco, Sept. 20.—The Demo cratic ratification meeting sit Metropoli tan hall this evening attracted an im mense audience that occupied every seat in the house, and filled the aisles with steady listeners. Atß o'clock Rus sell J. Wilson, chairman of the Demo cratic state central committee, came on the platform, followed by Mayor Pond, James V. Coleman and the many vice presidents of the meeting, among whom were most of the prominent men of the party in Sun Francisco. Mr. Wilson, in calling the meeting to order, said that its object was to ratify the work done at San Jose. If he could read the writing on the wall, the work had already been ratified in the hearts of the people. He then introduced, as chairman of the evening, James V. Cole man. Mr. Coleman was received with prolonged applause. After a long list of vice presidents had been read, Mr. Cole man addressed the meeting briefly, and then introduced Mayor Pond, who de livered an address. Mayor Pond's Speech. Mayor Pond commenced his address by referring to the platform recently adopted by the San Jose convention, and declared that its pledges were pa triotic duties. It contained no cow ardly evasion or demagogic ap peal to state prejudices. He called attention to the enormous state expenditures during the last year, and said they should cause all good citizens to devise methods for a reduction. He declared that good crops and high prices of products bad saved a general disaster among the people of the state this year, but that the tax burden was too great and must and can be lef sened. The Democratic party now offered to lessen it, and it would do so, if its ticket was elected. Mayor Pond next spoke of the impor tance of reform in the method of ballot ing, and said the Australian system had been found to work well in several other otates, and appeared to be the best method of securing a secret ballot. It was a system which attempted to thwart bribery and corruption and secure a free ballot. It was the system which the Democratic party had promised the people, and which a Republican party rehised them. Mayor Pond also asserted that the Democratic party was antagonistic to the unnecessary centralization of power, and to sumptuous laws, un reasonably prescribing what and where citizens shall eat or drink, or enjoy. He next turned to the candidates presented by the Democracy and said they were tried officials and understood their dutits. There was not a smirch on their public records, or a scandal to shadow their character. They did not need to be introduced to Californians. The nomination which he had received was a signal honor to himself. It came without any trade or combination or entangling alliance, or without any obli gation or promise to any man or men. lie was absolutely unpledged, except by the platform on which be was nomina ted. Mayor Pond then spoke of his recent visit to Los -Angeles and said the greatest enthusiasm has stirred the south. They approve the Democratic platform and the nominees, and independent men are joining the Democracy in large num bers. He closed his address by saying: "From all portions of the state come confident assurances of great success. I rejoice with you in the prospect, and hope that your stirring applause and efforts will grow into a great triumph and sustain your servants in the offices to which you will call them." At the conclusion of his address, three cheers were given for Pond and Cole man. Addresses were also made by W. C. Hendricks, [John P. Dunn and A. C. Paulsell. OVER THE STATE. Rousing Democratic Meetings Held in Many Places. Merced, Cal., Sept. 20.—The Demo crats opened their campaign this even ing. Bonlires, firing cannon and speak ing were the order of the evening. C. T. Law was chosen chairman of tlie even ing, and introduced General J. T. Rog ers, of San Francisco, who delivered a speech. Red ' Bjatfk, Sept. 20.—The Demo cratic campaign opened tonight at the pavilion, Hon. C. M. Taylor delivering tbe opening speech. There was quite a large attendance, and spirited speeches were made. Napa, Cal., Sept. 20.—The Democrats opened their campaign here this even ing with a meeting at the opera house. The speakers were Mayor Glasscock, of Oakland, and W. A. Lyman, of St. Hel ena, nominee for assemblyman. The attendance was large. San Diego, Sept. 20. —The Democrats opened the campaign here this evening by a ratification meeting on the plaza, at which tbe speakers were Hon. S. M. White, of Los Angeles, W. J. Curtis, of San Bernardino, and Col. Olin Wellborn of this city. The demonstration was a great success. Marysville, Cal., Sept. 20.—The Democrats had a rally in this city tonight. A large crowd turned out to hear Hon. A. Caminetti, Democratic candidate for congress for this district, who made an address. E. A. Leake, of Dixon; and D. A. Ostrom, candidate for the joint senatorship, and H. P. Stratton, candidate for assemblyman in this senatorial district, also spoke. Santa Rosa, Cal., Sept. 20.—The Democratic campaign was opened in this city tonight by a large meeting at Ridge way hall. The audience was addressed by Hon. James H. Budd, of Stockton, and Henry Hogan, Esq., of Napa. Healdsbuku, Cal., Sept. 20. —Hon. Sheldon Kellogg, of San Francisco, and Kmmett Sewell of Santa Rosa, addressed the people of this place, under the aus pices of the Democratic club of this city this evening. The meeting was largely attended, and much enthusiasm was manifested. Fruitt's opera house was completely filled. The name of E. B. Pond, Democratic nominee for governor, was loudly cheered. Stockton, Cal., Sept. 20. —The Demo crats opened the state campaign tonight with a mass meeting at Masonic hall. With bon-fires and the Sixth infantry band, a large crowd was attracted at the hall. Henry E. Highton of San Fran cisco made an address. Modesto, Sept. 20. —The opening meeting of the campaign of the Demo crats took place at Modesto this even ing, Col. Thos. F. Barry, of Sau Fran cisco, being the speaker. The meeting was well attended, and considerable enthusiasm was manifested. Demo cratic cannon boomed during the even ing. Republican Conventions. Santa Ckcz, Sept. 20.—A county ticket was nominated by the Repub lican convention today. W. H. Gal braith is the candidate for assembly. The Republican convention of the fifth congressional district met at the Hotel Vendome this afternoon, and by acclamation declared James D. Byrne, of San Mateo, candidate for congress. San Jose, Sept. 20.—The Republican comity convention this morning adopted a platform which indorsed Harrison's administration and Reed's course as speaker. Judge Reynolds and W. G. Loregan were nominated for judges of the superior court. Seattle, Wash., Sept. 20.—The Republican county conventions were held today in nearly every county in the state, for the purpose of nominating county officers and electing delegates to the state convention which meets at Tacoma September 25th. TWENTY-ONE DEAD. THE VICTIMS OF THE READING RAILROAD DISASTER. Indescribable Horrors at the Scene of the Accident—The "Wreck Cleared and All the Bodias Recovered. Reading, Pa., Sept. 20.—When day light dawned on the scene of last night's wreck on the Philadelphia and Reading railroad, the full rerlization of the in describable horrors were first fully re vealed. The engine lay in five feet of water. The body of Engineer White was pinned under the heavy iron work, his arms extended in mute appeal above the water. Next lay the tender on ita side; then the baggage and mail cars and passenger coaches, over turned, pinning the unrescued victims in a death embrace at the bottom of the river. Searching for bodies was contin ued all night. A number were taken out. The body of George R. Kaersher, gene ral counsel for the Reading railroad, was taken out early this morning, badly dis figured. The scene on the banks of the river was ghastly. The long row in creased as one after another was brought out. It was difficult to move the pon derous cars. Thousands flocked to the scene, willing to assist, but their aid was of very little service, where experienced men were required. l T pto 10 o'clock this forenoon, twenty bodies were taken out. Brakeman Michael Gillen tells this story: "Afterthe first shock I looked out of a window and could see the for ward windows being knocked into the river, and heard the sound of cracking timbers as they ground together like kindling wood. 1 saw the entire side of the smoking car ahead of mine, torn out, and then I turned my back, think ing my last moment had come. Many of the passengers in our car were scream ing, and several bad climbed half way out of the windows. 1 shouted to them to keep quiet, and the next instant our car was struck and upset down the bank, but not overturned. Seeing no immediate danger for those in our car, I jumped out in the river, which 'was about five feet deep there, and worked my way to the forward part of the wreck. In one of the wrecked cars I heard a man shouting for help. 'I'm not caught and I'm not hurt, but I can't get out,' he said. lie was penned in the car|like a rat in a box, and the wood blaz ing all around him. 1 secured a bucket and began throwing water on the fire, and I think the man was saved. 1 had to work alone for some time, although there was a crowd of people standing on the bank above tbe wreck, to whom 1 shouted to come and help me. They refused, however, and it was some time before other help arrived." The body of an unknown man who was among the last taken out of the wreck, was identified as George Lambert, of Tamaqua. This places the amount of fatalities at twenty-one. All the wrecked cars were taken out of the river tonight, and it is now believed there are no more bodies in the water, and this ends the death list. The coroner sub picnaed a |jury today, and will hold an inquest early next week. Dempsey mid Fitzslinmons. New York, Sept. 20.—When $10,000 was bid by the Puritan club for a con test between Jack Dempsey and Bob ■ Fitzsimmons, it was generally supposed that the maxim had been reached, but it was sent along to $11,500 last night, and unless the Olympic club of New Orleans raises that figure by tomor row night, the Puritans will secure the prize. The I. O. O. F. Kansas City, Sept. 20. —The Sovereign Grand Lodge I. O. 0. F. concluded its an nual session today. A resolution was ad opted deprecating the holding offnational conventions by the Daughters of Rebekah. The Grand Lodge declined to take action in the matter of barring saloon-keepers from membership. Gen eral Underwood was re-elected. The next convention will be at St. Louis. A Fatal Accident. Union, Ore., Sept. 20. —R. S. Nelson, of this city, met with a fatal accident east of town yesterday. He was hauling wood, when his team ran away and up set the wagon, throwing him under the load. His right leg was broken and his left foot torn off. He died thia morning. SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 21, 1890. OLD OCEAN'S PREY. Perils Encountered on the Briny Depp. A British Bark's Experience With a Hurricane. Waves a Hundred Feet High Wash Over Her Decks. Several Vessels Lost on the Northern Coast—The Steamer Ajax a Total Wrtck. Associated Press Dispatches. San Fkancisco, Sept. 20. —The British ship Ventura put in this evening in distress, from a hurricane encountered September 19th, in latitude 21 degrees north, longitude 129 degrees west. The Ventura sailed from here August (Uh, for Westport, Ireland. On September 18th, the captain noticed signs of an approaching storm, and prepared to meet it. The wind and sea increased all night, and in the morning there was a fearful gale blowing. By 12:30 it in creased to a hurricane. Every shred of canvas on the yards was whipped to fragments, and the ship flew along under bare poles. Suddenly an enormous wave was seen approaching, over a hundred feet high. Tt towered over the vessel for a moment, then passed clear over it. Everything movable was washed away. The two after boats, rails and stanchions were torn clear off and borne away. The iron door of tbe cabin was burst in as by a battering ram, and the cabin filled with water. Two men, Paul Voe, an able seaman, and John Suoto, were swept overboard. 'Ihe wash of the wave threw Suoto back on deck, but Voe was carried far to lee ward. His shipmates saw him clinging to a piece of a broken boat, but could do nothing to help him. The waves grew, if anything, heavier, pounding the ship furiously. Suddenly she capsized, turning clean over on her side, leaving only the weather bilge above the sea. Alternately the bul warks, to which the sailors were cling ing, and the keep were above water. At 5 p. in. the vessel entered the cen ter of the storm and there was ten minutes calm, then the wind began again from nearly the opposite direc tion. The vessel was partially righted. After a number of hours, the wind began to moderate and the sailors were able to shift some of the cargo, and right the ship. From then on she had fair weather while returning to this city. The etorm from which she suf fered is believed to be the same that the ship Queen Victoria, which put into this port a few days ago, encoun tered. A TOTAL LOSS. Particular!* of the Wreck of the Steamer Ajax. San Fbancisco, Sept. 20. —Further particulars were received today of the wreck of the steamer Ajax, through a telegram from the captain, saying that ' the steamer went on Blunk's reef, August 18th, at 9 o'clock in the morning, during a thick fog. The pas sengers were placed in the first boat and carried to Shelter Cove, the crew following in the remain ing boats, taking with them everything that could be saved. Captain Donald son telegraphed to Ferndale to have the steamer Newport stop in for the wrecked passengers, at Shelter Cove, on her way down to the city from Eel river. The Newport will be due here tomorrow morning. Captain Nelson, of the Oregon Coal and Navigation company, who is one of the principal owners, said the Ajax would be a total loss. The place where she went on the rocks is a dangerous one, and it would cost more than the wreck is worth to raise her. She was built in this city at a cost of $125,000 and was insured ior only $75,000. EVENTFUL, VOYAGES. Talcs Told By Vessels Arrived at Astoria. Astoria, Ore., Sept. 20. —The British bark N'oddleburn, Captain Hall, arrived yesterday, 147 days from London. The Captain reports speaking the British bark British Princess, dismasted in the North Atlantic. She was supplied by the NoddleDurn with needed articles for making repairs. Soon after cross ing the equator, the Noddleburn encountered a quantity of wreckage, which appeared to be from a sailing ves sel. Boats were lowered and pulled around among the wreckage for four or live miles, but were unable to find any thing with a name. The schooner Norma also arrived, twen ty days from San Francisco. She en countered a terrible squall the morning of September 4th which carried away the Hying jib, mainsail and other por tions of her rigging, so it was impossi ble to cany sail enough to reach port earlier. ANOTHER WRECK. A Pilot Sckooner (iocs Ashore Out ing a Astoria, Sept. 20. —The pilotschooner Governor Moody went ashore at North head this morning, during a fog. The vessel is a total wreck. Cook George Solvely was drowned. I*. Cordiner, mas ter, Louis Olsen and Gustave McCorda, of the crew, were slightly injured. Later—The wreck of the Governor Moody lies at the base of a cliff at Wills' pier, three miles north of Fort Canby. George Solvely, a colored cook, reported drowned, was discovered by the life crew on a rock under the cliff, and res cued. The life crew boarded the vessel and saved nearly all the clothing of the men, also books and the sextant. SENSATIONAL CONFESSIONS. A Prominent Knight of Labor Implicated in Train-Wrecking. New York, Sept. 20. —The Sun has a special from Troy saying full confessions of three men implicated in the recent train wrecking on the New York Central have been obtained for publication, and that they contain many damaging state ments. One of the most interesting features is the implication of the official leader of Knights of Labor, in the strike— Master Workman Edward J. Lee. The conspirators say he personally fur nished them with money to leave the country after they wrecked the Montreal express. They describe his conferences with the men who were leaders in the plot. The dispatch also asserts that in tormation regarding the identity of the conspirators came to the rail road people from the upper councils of the Knights; that, since the strike be gan, the railroad company had in its pay men high in the order, who have constantly furnished information of the greatest importance. These secret agents are still in the employ of the road, and still high in the councils of the Knights. Fearfully Mangled. Seattle, Wash., Sept. 20.—An un known man was killed at the foot of Commercial street this evening, under the wheels of a freight car on the Col umbia and Puget Sound road track. He was hanging on the side of the car and attempted to change his position when he fell under the wheels and was drag ged for a hundred feet. He was fear fully mangled, every bone in him being broken. The top of his head from the eyes up, was torn loose, and when his body was pulled from under the truck, bis brains fell out, Spokane Falls, Wash., Sept. 20.— Nina Arnego, a Greek woman, was run over by a freight train today and killed. Her body was fearfully mangled. Murdered Over Cards. Walla Walla, Wash., Sept. 20.—A dispatch from Grangeville, Idaho, says : A horrible crime has just come to light, which happened in Warren's mining camp, on the Salmon river, Tuesday evening. Charles A. Bettis, a saloon keeper, was shot through the head by John Cox, a half-breed Indian, while both were engaged In a game of cards in the former's saloon. Before the shooting a quarrel had been going on, when suddenly Cox drew a re volver anil Bred, the ball penetrating the skull of Bettis, who fell to the floor dead. THE WORLD'S FAIR. A, STRONG PLEA FOR A SINGLE SITE. Tho Dual Sits Apparently Doomed—The Board of Lady Managers Announced By President Palmer. Chicago, Sept. 20. —At tlie opening of the session this morning the world's fair commission listened to the report of the committee on site. The report re commended the adoption of the dual site tendered by the local directory, and stated that the title to Jackson park and Midway I'laieance was perfect, and the title to Lake Front park sufficient fur fair purposes. Tbe committee estimated that there were transportation facilities for 130,000 people per hour, each way, and that limit was capable of increase. Various propositions and amendments were presented and discussed at length. Finally the following resolution, by Martindale, of Indiana, was adopted 77 to 8 : Resolved, That in the opinion of this commission, one single site for the expo sition is desirable, and part of such site should border ou the lake; tbat the directors may procure and present to the commission the most desirable site by adopting Washington park, the Midway plaisance and Jackson park, lying south of the north line of the Mid way plaisance, extending through to the line, together with Washington park club grounds, for the live stock and speed exhibit; that while we do not at this time re consider our action to accept Jackson park and the lake front, we respectfully bat earnestly request the directors to procure and present to the commission the single sites above outlined, that the special committee yesterday appointed to whom was referred a communication in reference to the site from the direct ors, is authorized to confer with said directors and report to this commission whether such single site cannot be pro cured and presented to this commission. President Palmer today announced the list oi lady managers. It com prised two from each state and territory and eight at large. The lady managers appointed by the commissionere-at-large, are Mrs. D. F. Verdenal. of New York ; Mrs. James Ed ward Cantrill, Georgetown, I). C.; Miss Mary S. Lockwood, Washington City; Mrs. John I. Bagley, Detroit; Miss El len Ford, New York City; Mrs. Sydney F. Taylor, Philadelphia; Mrs.'Rosina Ryan, Austin, Texas. Among the lady managers from the different states are the following: California.—Mrs. Parthena Prue, Mrs. James D. Deane. Alternates. —Mrs. Walter Turnbull, Mrs. Theresa Fair. San Francisco. Idaho.—Mrs. George L. Shoup, Boise City ; Mrs. Joseph C. Stroughn, Boise City. Alternates. —Mrs. Joseph B. Mil ler, Blackfoot; Mrs. Anna E. M. Far num, Post Falls. Montana—Mrs. Conrad Kohrs, Deer Lodge City ; Mrs. J. K. Toole, Helena. Alternates—Mrs. Frank L. Worden, Missoula; Mrs. Walter Cooper, Boze man. Nevada —Mrs. Ellen M. Stevenson. Carson City; Mrs. Llda M. Russell, Elko. Alternates —Miss Marie Davies, Genoa; Mrs. M. I). Foley, Reno. Oregon—Mrs. E. W. Allen, Portland; Mrs. Mary Payton, Salem. Alter nates—Mrs. Anna Riggs, Portland; Mrs. 8. P. Sladden, Eugene City. Washington—Mrs. M. D. Owings, Olympia'; Mrs. Alice Houghton, Spo kane Falls. Alternates —Mrs. C. W. Griggs, Tacoma; Miss Helen Josephine Stinson, Colfax. Arizona—Miss Laurette Lovell, Tuc son; Mrs. J. T. Butler, Prescott. Al ternates—Mrs. Martha Hoxworth, Flag staff; Mrs. H. J. Peto, Tombstone. Utah—Mrs. Thomas Whalen, Ogden : Mrs. O. J. Salisbury, Salt Lake City. Alternates—Mrs. A. B. Emory, Park City Mrs. Maggie Keogh, Salt Lake City. Slavin and Vl< AuHfle London, Sept. 20. —Slavin and Mc- Auliffe, who are to fight at the Or monde club, have arrived here from their training quarters. Richard K. Fox expresses himself certain of his protege's success, unless Slavin is able to hold out for six rounds, when he ad mits the issue will be doubtful. Betting on the fight is about even, and the wagers are not heavy. KISSED AND PARTED. The Maneuvers at Rohn stock Ended. William and Franz Joseph's Affectionate Parting. The Monarchs to Meet Soon Again in Vienna. A European Alliance Against the McKin ley Bill—Germany Not Going Into It. Associated Press Dispatches. 1 Berlin, Sept. 20.—[Copyright 1890 by the New York Associated Press.]— After a grand parade of the troops near Eicholz this morning, Emperors William and Francis Joseph parted with embracing and kissing, after complimentary speeches on either side, and much cheering by their retainers. Emperor William thanked Emperor Francis Jo seph and the king of Saxony for attend ing the maneuvers, and said he hoped what they had seen had convinced them that the army remained as effective un der his leadership as it was under that of Emperor William I. Action Against the McKinley Bill. Semi-official information has been ob tained to the effect that Austria has taken the initiatory in proposing con certed European action against the Mc- I Kinley tariff bill. The reports in Paris newspapers that France had been invit- j ed to join the Dreibund, do not mean a political league, but a league whose ob- | ject will be to make common commer cial reprisals against America. The I reports, however, were entirely prema ture. Chancellor Yon Caprivi, evidently feeling himself incapable of deciding tlie complicated questions involved in a j tariff war, declined to commit Germany to any action before consulting his j colleagues. It is probable that Count j Kalnoky and Ribot, the French minister | of foreign affairs, exchanged views on the matter. The officials of the foreign office here deny that there has been any Communication with the French govern ment on the subject, since the overtures of Ribot, thereon, were allowed to drop. Reciprocity, Not Retaliation. Herr Miquel is opposed to any meas ure tending to increase the eostofneces sary articles of food. The taxation re forms which he is preparing, draw upon the resources of the moneyed classes, \ and do not touch the food of the people, i SLIP AXP ]Vgo T'P _She poes'ht \<h»* WHICH Tv ChoosC- @ © t, - .StfSg m» ~ir Suit Appeahj. i-fitr Tut. CoNicqutiit t. This littie Comedy among the Hottentots shows that there is but one sure road to the feminine heart. That is, buy your clothes of the CORNER SPRING AND TEMPLE STS. -2 $8 A YEARK-] Buys the Daily Hkrald aud $2 the Herald. IT IS NEWSY AND CLEAN. J pi t&\ ro. <■>■ »o. fQ. db m\\ mm FIVE CENTS. The spirit of the policy is in the direc tion of reciprocity, not retaliation. If Chancellor Yon Caprivi is guided by his colleagues, Germany's assent to join France,~Austria and Italy in a zollverein against America, will never be given. The Vienna press, which ia more exercised over the tariff question than are the German papers, discusses the advisability of retaliating by plac ing a general European ban upon Ameri can products by refusing to protect American patents and various other methods impossible for countries hav ing important commercial relations with the United States: Imperial Interview** Emperor William's visit td Vienna is now fixed for October Ist, when the con ference will be resumed. The inter views at Kohnstock have not resulted in any arrangement for a meeting between the Austrian emperor and the Czar, which was projected by Emperor Wil liam. Diplomatic advantage, mean time, appears to depend on the Aua trians taking the assurance of German support in the Balkans. Prince Bismarck, through the Ham burger Nachrichten, attacks the govern ment for its departure from his policy. The ex-chancellor maintains that it will be a grevious fault if Berlin state craft makes Austria's eastern trouble with Russia, Germany's own. O'Brien's Opinions. London, Sept. 20. —In an interview to day, William O'Brien, speaking of the arrest of Dillon and himself, said that the government evidently intended to have sort of a state trial, which would convey every petty act and imprudent speech since the Tipperary fight com menced. No matter what, happened, he was sure a mission would be sent to America, and he had every confidence the Americans would rise to the occa sion. , Gentlemen'H Races. Oakland, Sept. 20.—The races at Oakland trotting park today, under the auspices of the Gentlemen's Driving Association, for the benefit of Faltisla hospital, were not very well attended. First race, 2:30 class—Won by Blue Bull, Gerster second; best time 2:33 Second race, 3 minute class, trotting —Won by Dan P; best time 2:53 1-2. Third race, 2:25 class, pacers, mile and repeat—Won by Haveland, Wash ington second ; best time 2:34. Fourth race, 2:40 class, trotting, mile and repeat—Won by Pet, Sunrise sec ond ; best time 2.81. Sacramento Races. Sacramento, Sept. 20. —First race, 2:35 trot—Won by Frank M., Skinner second; best time 2:21. Second race, pacing—Won by Almout Patchen, Rupee second; best time 2:17 --3-4. Margaret S. had a walkover for the four-year-old trotting stake. Fifth race, special trot, purse $400 — Won by Clay Duke, the field distanced; beßt, time 2:29.