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Disastrous Financial Show
ing of the Operators.
OVER 87,500,000 BEHIND.
Where the Money Came From.
The Nevada Bank Badly
Aisocluted Press Dispatches to the Hei:ald|
San Francisco, September 16.—
William Dresbach, one of the chief
manipulators of the recently collapsed
wheat deal has filed with the County
Recorder a full statement of his lia
bilities and assetts. Among the cred
itors who loaned Dresbach are the
following who are well secured by
wheat, which, if sold at the present
prices, would cover their claims: 0.
H. Kaufman, $100,000, Searles &
Stone, $380,000, Staub & Cooper, $75,
--000, Charles F. Reed, $050,000, Abby
Mi Parrott, $500,000, Starr &C 0.,543
-,-000, London, Paris & American Bank,
$140,000, Blum, Baldwin & Girvin,
Following this statement iB given
the list of wheat contracts, whereby
Dresbach agreed to receive 80,000 tons
of wheat from various parties at prices
ranging from $1.70 per cental to $2 per
cental. The current price now being
$1.25, the amounts due on the con
tracts are in dispute.
The most startling exhibit made is
the amount of money owing to the
Nevada Bank on promissory notes.
The statement shows that Dresbach
owes the bank directly $550,000. He
also obtained from the bank $6,000,
--000 on a guarantee given by Charles
F. Reed, so that he received from the
bank in various ways fully $0,500,000.
reed's record.
Reed, who appears as guarantee for
this enormous loan, was formerly of
Yolo county, in this State, and owns a
large tract of land there. How he
satisfied the Nevada Bank is not
stated. Mrs. Faxon Steven of New
York, is his sister, and he has other
wealthy relatives.
In most of the assets there is given
the statement of fifty-seven vessels
bound for Liverpool, carrying 504,000
quarters of wheat. Dresbach drew
upon the consignees of this wheat in
England for more than the present
value of the cargoes, and the assets,
therefore, are of no value. Among
other assets are $278.40 of money on
There is also a book account of
$1,7!)5,090 owing to Dresbach by John
ston, Bosch & Co,, of England, but
this amount will not be more than
sufficient to cover the losses sustained
by this firm on the advances made to
cover the losses on 'wheat in Europe
on account of Dresbach. Henry
Coubrough, of London, is also men
tioned as owing $712,000, but the
value of the account is the same as in
the case of Johnston, Bosch & Co.
There are various otlier London ac
counts of less magnitude, but deemed
John Rosenfeld is also quoted as
owing $107,000. He was partner with
Dresbach, and this represents his share
of the loss on the joint account.
Shows as follows: Money borrowed
on wheat and secured, "$1,855,000;
owing to the Nevada Bank, $0,553,000 ;
losses on contracts, $;!00,000; losses
on cargoes en route, (686,000; other
losses, $200,000; making a total in
debtedness of more than $7,500,000,
which is practically unsecured, and
which is supposed to approximately
represent the loss in the great deal.
Taken as a whole, the exhibit is re
garded as one of the most remarkable
in the history of speculation in this
couutr.v, and'is accepted as a confes
sion oi' the necessity of the changes
which occurred three days ago in the
directory of tho Nevada Bank.
Late this afternoon John Rosenfeld
filed in the olSce of the County Re
corder a full statement of tbe liabili
ties and assets of his dealings in the
late wheat deal. The document was
seemigly tiled after office hours and
was secured too late to-night to make
thereof any intelligent statement
in brief. It is the same plan
as that tiled early in the after
noon by Wm. Dresbach, but differs
from the latter's statement in the
essential figures, owing to the fact
that Dresbach and Rosenlield shared
au unequal per cent, in their profits
and losses and dealings generally.
Geo. W. McNear, who in general
represents the creditors of Dresbach &
Rosenfield, states that he is by no
. means satisfied with either of the
statements filed to-day, and that the
case will be pressed as speedily as
possible before the courts.
Bad Financial Standing- of the
Order—lt Closes Down.
San Francisco, September Hi.—
Bohemian Council No. 23, United
Friends of the Pacific, met last night
and resolved to surrender the
United States charter. This was the
leading council of tho order, and its
faction practically dissolves the entire
organization. The order is in debt to
the beneficiaries something like $115,
--000, with less than $8000 in the treas
ury. There aro several suits pending
against the grand officers to recover
tho insurance money.
Must Condensing.
llealdsiiuro, September 10.—Tho
must condenser at Geyservillo is fin
ished, and will begin operations on
Monday. The plant is the first in the
State and the capacity is eighty tons
per day.
Shot Dead.
Visalia, Septembor 16.—George
Cahoon Busby was shot and killed by
D aniel Busby at Three Rivers, this
c ounty. The latter claims that he did
the shooting iv self-defense. t
A sensational Story From Oro
San Francisco, September I<(.—A
Chronicle special from Oroville, Butte
county,, says: The day before yester
day a young man named Burchard
was driving a cow along the country
road when the cow suddenly ran out
around the thick bushes and towards
the fence. The driver quickly fol
lowed, when he discovered a lad of l(i
or 17 getting on a horse near by, and
in the dry fence a fire had just l>con
The lad was barefooted and there
were barefooted tracks up to the fire
and back to the house. Burchard ac
cused the lad of setting the fence on
fire which he denied and replied: "The
same man that burnt Frank Green
well out set this fire." Burchard find
ing it impossible to stamp out the fire
rode with all possible haste to give the
alarm. Every man in the vicinity
came promptly to the scone but the
fire had burnt too fast. It burnt tiie
fence and vineyard and only by des
perate efforts were two dwellings
saved. The fire was. fought for 12
anxious hours before it was stopped,
The young fellow is under arrest and
is in jail.
A barn containing a wagon, buggy,
driving animal and other property of
Frank Greenwell was burned ten days
ago and since then he has twice nar
rowly escaped assassination. One
bullet passed through bis coat and on
the second time one passed just over
his head and struck the door in front
of which be stood. Whether the lad
is the attempted assassin is not known
but his remark when discovered leads
to the belief that he is guilty of start
ing both fires.
Greenwell is a fine young orchard
ist, a brother of our County Treasurer
and no cause of ill will is known.
Work Already Commenced—lts
Probable Route.
San Francisco, September 10.—A
railroad man of this city, who has just
returned from an official visit to Fres
no, claims that the San Francisco and
San Joaquin Valley line has actually
commenced work in the Tejon Pass.
Funeral Obsequies of Our
Late Governor.
An Imposing Cavalcade Follows
the Dead Chieftain to His
I Associated Press Dispatches to the Hkrai.d,
San Francisco, September l(i. —
The State funeral of the late < iovernor,
Washington Bartlett, iv this city to
day, was probably the most impress
ive and remarkable in the history of
the State, or ever observed on the Pa
cific Coast upon the death of a public
official. There was almost a complete
Cessation of business, in accordance
with the proclamation of (iovernor
Waterman. Many public and private
buildings were draped in black or dis
played the usual white and black
streamers, though this observance was
not general. Pictures of the dead
Governor, wreathed in black, were,
however, numerously displayed.
At an early hour a great, number of
people assembled in the vicinity of
Pioneer Hall, and wlien the doors
were opened at 7 :80, hundreds availed
themselves of the last opportunity to
look upon the face of the departed
(iovernor. A great number of floral
pieces arrived from Sacramento and
otlier places this morning, and were
placed in position around the cata
The day was practically regarded as
a holiday, und no public business of
importance was transacted. The banks
were closed, as were also the Federal
and State courts. The Custom House
was open, but instructions were given
by the Collector to allow employees to
be excused who belonged to organiza
tions teking part in the obsequies.
The postofliee and a few Federal de
partments were formally open.
The chief mourners and intimate
friends, army and navy officers and
specially invited guests assembled at
Pioneer Hall at 10 o'clock, and pro
ceeded to Trinity Church, where the
body was removed, and service com
menced at 11. The decorations at the
church were of a simple character.
The chancel railings were draped with
bunting, which was caught with fun
eral knots of white, and on the altar
and the rail faint outlines of smilax
were seen. The vessels about the
altar were filled witli choice plants
and flowers.
Starting from Rogers, on the Atlan-'
tic and Pacific:, the road will run about
thirty miles in a southwesterly direc
tion, intersecting the Southern Pacific
at or near Rosamond, and forming the
base of a railroad triangle, of which
Mojave will be the apex. Then it will
take a northwesterly turn, and for
about fifty miles there will be some
heavy work, the worst, in fact, on the
whole route. The line is said to be
staked out on both sides of Tu
lare Lake, but the eastern side
w ill no rloubt be chosen in coming
north, although it will lead the road
within ten miles of the Southern Pa
cific in some places. Above Tulare
Lake the road will run almost due
west for about twenty miles and will
then cross the San Joaquin river and
proceed along its western bank for
some distance northward. The old
survey of the Sau Francisco and At
lantic line running by way of Fire
baugh, Hill's Ferry anil Grayson will
be adopted, with some modifications,
and then the road will wind up
through the Contra Costa hills be
tween Byron and Lathrop to Antioch,
which will be the terminus.
"The question now arises, has this
company anything to do with the
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe? I
believe it has," said the gentleman.
The simplicity observed in the deco
ration of the church was in accordance
with the wishes of the family. The
ceremonies at the church consisted of
the regular Episcopalian service for
the burial of the dead, and were con
ducted by Rev. Dr. Beers in a very
impressive manner. Vocal and in
strumental music was furnished by
local talent.
At the conclusion of the services in
the church, at 11:40, the funeral pro
cession proceeded at once to the ceme
tery. The divisions were eight in
number and rested on all the streets
in the vicinity of the church, and
moved at the word of command down
Powell street to Market, to Golden
Gate avenue, to Steiner street, to Bush
street, and thence to the cemetery.
The procession was headed by a diat
talion of police, followed by (irand
Marshal ( ieneral \V. H. Dimond and
In the First Division were the U. S.
troops, in command of Col. J. H.
Dickenson. The funeral cortege fol
lowed tho military.
In the Second Division were car
riages containing Governor Waterman,
Lieutenant-Governor S. M, White and
Secretary M. 1). Borruck, followed by
the Army, Navy, Federal and State
The other divisions were composed
of civic societies, including the Pio
neers, Native Sons, Grand Army, ex-
Confederate Veterans, Veteran Fire
men of this city and New York, Board
of Trade and the Bar Association.
Both sides of the streets, all along
the line of march, were crowded with
thousands of people, all of whom
seemed impressed with the solemnity
of the occasion.
At Buchanan street, the escorting
column with the exception of the
special escort wheeled into line and
presented arms to the funeral cortege,
as it passed by. The parade was dis
missed except the special military es
cort, which proceeded to the ceme
tery and acted as the firing party.
The procession arrived at the ceme
tery soon after 2 o'clock, and the body
was immediately placed in a tempo
rary vault.
A few minutes after ten o'clock the
family of the deceased in deep mourn
ing and preceded by Columbus Bart
lett ascended the steps of the cata
falque in the Pioneer building and
took a last look at the face of their
relative. Even those whose business
required them to be present turned
away from the scene in silent respect
for the grief of the family: Then
Governor Waterman, Lieutenant-Gov
ernor Stephen M. White, President
pro-tern of the Senate and a number
ot state ollicers advanced and the
coffin was closed. The non-commis
sioned stafT of the Third regiment act
ing as casket bearers with colors
draped in black bore tho coffin, which
! was covered witli a black pall, out to
tho corner of Fourth street.
Special Traill to tlic St. Louis l.n
--* cniupmcnt.
San Fkancisco, September 10. —
There will be 450 members of the
(Irand Army of the Republic and
about 126 ladies of the Womans'
Relief Corps, who will represent the
State at the National encampment in
St. Louis, and the Atlantic and
Pacific Railroad has made arrange
ments to run a special train to take
tbe excursionists to the east. The
train will leay.e here ou the 19th, and
after [licking up the southern dele
gates will proceed to Las Vegas, where
all will be tendered a ball and ban
quet. The party will reach St. Louis
on the evening of the 26th iustant.
ThrnusTh Connection with Sail
Hernai-dino by Rail.
Santa Ana, September 10.—The
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe road
commenced running their trains over
the Riverside, Santa Ana and Los An
geles branch yesterday. Through
connections are now made at San Bei
nardino with all the Eastern trains.
The new road runs over an exceeding
ly rich and productive country. The
people are highly delighted aud much
enthusiasm prevails.
Mexican Celebrations—Mail Ex.
pected-The Grand Jury.
Tucson, September 10.—The 7"th
anniversary of Mexican Independence
was celebrated here to-day by the
Mexican citizens with great pomp.
Thousands of people were in attend
Tim first mail for the week is ex
pected from California to-night.
The (irand Jury to-day returned
three true bills for murder and two for
attempted murder.
It Closes To-day—A Successful
PoBTLAKD, Ogtt.i September 16. —
To-morrow evening the State fair at j
Salein ■ closes. The weather during
the week has been pleasant and the
attendance unusually large. The ex
hibit has been fully up to the standard
of past years. The receipts have been
large, and the association is in good
financial condition.
Ranch fire.
BCSSOIO, September hi.—A fire at
Mitchell's ranch, ten miles from here,
on Wednesday night, destroyed a barn
and contents, comprising nine horses
and a lot of harness, hay and grain,
owned by Dr. Miller. All valued at
, $2500; no insurance.
The hotly was followed hy members
of the family, and in parallel lines
came the pallbearers, tho Consular
corps, the late Governor's staff, (iov
ernor Waterman, Lieutenant-Gov
ernor White, and other State officials.
I The route to the church was thronged
with people, ;ind as the hearse bear-
I ing the remains passed by every bead
I was bared.
|It was the universal remark that
the floral offerings to the memory of
the departed Governor were the finest
ever seen in the State. In addition
to innumerable smaller pieces of
broken arches, pillows, baskets of
flowers of various designs, etc., a
great number of elaborate pieces were
sent by many departments of State
and city governments and by private
societies and individuals. The coffin
was borne into the church by non
commissioned officers of the Third In
fantry regiment, and immediately fol
lowing the body were tJolumbus Bart
lett and his wife Misses Dr. Buckel
anil Randolph, pallbearers, General
Howard and Commodore Belknap.
Amongst those present could be
seen the aged Peter Hi Burnett, first
(iovernor of the State and not far
from him were ex-Governors .1. G.
Downey, Newton Booth and (leorgo C,
Perkins. The absence of Senator
Hanford in Oregon, Governor Stone
man in Southern California and R.
Pacheco in Mexico precluded their at
tendance. The wore con
ducted by Dr. Beers, the lesson read
by Bishop Kip and a Special prayer
delivered by Mr. Wakefield, of San
Jose. Immediately after the close of
the ceremonies a procession was
formed and proceeded along the route
to the cemetery.
The closing scene was enacted at
Laurel Hill cemetery where a short
and impressive service was held and
the remains were placed in the re
ceptacle in the vault where they will
rest about ten days and then be re
moved to the Mountain View cemetery
in Oakland.
Mrs. Cleveland's Non-Attendance
not to be Misinterpreted.
New York, September 10. —Letters
are made public to-night regarding the
declination of Mrs. Cleveland of the
invitation to present certain flags to
the Fire Department of this city on
the ground that the President himself
was not also invited. The first is from
President Beckman of' the Board of
Aldermen to President Cleveland,
saying in substance that tbe matter
has been misinterpreted by a portion
of the public, and assuring the Presi
dent that in nothing could the city be
less wanting than in welcome and
hospitality in the fullest measure to
one whom it will delight to honor
(meaning the President).
President Cleveland, replied at
length, recognizing the misinterpreta
tion, and saying: "Neither Mrs.
Cleveland nor myself had the slight
est idea of any discourtesy being in
tended. Mrs. Cleveland was simply
not willing to assume such a public
role entirely independent of her hus
band." The President is now glad that
she declined, because if the plain
meaning of her declination is distort
ed lie is sure that her conduct would
have been if she had accepted, al
though they regret .::.-y d:.<uppuiut
ment to tho people or firemen of New
ii.vsr; bali,.
Tbe t'liiouifo Champions Defeat
the Uothamites.
Chicago, September 16. —Pitcher
Titcomb was an easy "mark" for the,
home team to-day, and they won
much as they pleased. Score, Chica
go 12, New York 8.
Detroit, September 16. —The sec
ond game of the Washington series
was very similar to the lirst, and was
devoid of special interest. Gilmore's
support was poor. Score, Detroit 11,
Washington 1.
PrrrsßUßO, September 16. —Boston
played ball to-day and won an inter
esting contest. Conway was wild but
his pitching puzzled the" locals and not
a clean hit was made off him until tho
eighth inning. Score, Pittsburg S,
Boston 6.
Indianapolis, September 16. —The
tail-enders lost another game to-day
by not being aide to safely hit the
ball at the proper time. Score, In
dianapolis 2, Philadelphia S,
Joaquin- Miller Contribute)) an
Acceptable Essay.
Springfield, Ills., September 10.—
To-day's session of the American Con
gress of Forestry opened with the
reading of an interesting paper on the
subject of forestry prepared by Joaquin
Miller, of California. A resolution
was adopted thanking Mr. Miller for
his production.
The committee on nominations re
ported the following otlicers for the
ensuing year: President, Hon. C. R.
Prinule, of Atlanta, Ga.; Vice-Presi
dents, Hon. G. Goty, of Quebec,
Canada; Joseph S. Fay, of Boston,
Mass.; G. .11. Sarsons, of Colorado,
and Albert Kenney, of California;
Treasurer, Hon. Martin Conrad, of
Chicago; Secretary, B. K. Fernow, of
Washington, D. U., and Recording
Secretary, Charles C. Bell, of Boone
ville, Mo.
Resolutions were adopted naming
the months of from August to October
inclusive as the time of holding the
annual meetings of the Congress, the
exact dates to bo fixed by the Exec
utive Committee; and raising the life
membership from $10 to $100. The
other resolutions refer to measures for
the encouragement of forestry, etc.
Only One Change Made lv th*
Board o( Directors.
New York, September 10. —At to
day's meeting of the Northern Pacific
the stockholders total' vote of 764,193
shares was announced. The now Board
of Directors re-elected all the old offi
cers except Second Vice-President An
derson. The President was authorized
to appoint a committee to consider
and adjust the differences with the
Union Pacific and Oregon Railway
& Navigation Companies.
Mrs. Stanford's Muuificencc.
Portland, September Hi.—Mrs. Ar
mory Holbrook, President of the La
dies' Relief Society, to-day received
from Mrs. Leland Stanford $500 dona
tion for the Children's Home.
Relle nainlln Trots a Mile In
8:13 3.4 at Cleveland.
Cleveland, September 16.—T0-day
at the Driving Park, Belle Hamlin was
sent a mile for the purpose of break
ing her own record and the records of
Patron and Clingstone. The prize
was a cup. She made the mile in
2:13%. The quarters were trotted iv
33, 1:07, 1 :44% and 2:13%.
2:33 class —lowa Harold first, Bind
erton second, Autonelli third; best
time, "2 :29%.
2:40 class, trotting—Decorator first,
Alcryon second, Crescent third; best
time, 2:23%.
2:25 class, pacing—Chinese won,
Aaron second, Grover C. third; best
time, 2:17%.
Foals of 1884 —Eminence first, Che
ltenham second, Voleta distanced; best
time, 2:29%.
Sacramento, September 16. —Arrow-
won the concluding heat of yesterday's
unfinished pacing race, beating Home
stake 20 lengths. Time, 2:28.
Three-quarters of a mile dash for 2
year-olds—Starters, I.enoke, Question,
Monterey, Kalisha, Surinam, Snow
drop and Seel. Kalisha won in 1:19;
Surinam finished first, but was dis
qualified for fouling Snowdrop.
One and three-quarter miles dash,
California breeders' stake—Jim Duffy,
Fred. Archer, Not Idle and liobson
started. The horses made a splendid
finish, Not Idle winning in 2:12%,
Jim Duffy second, Fred. Archer third.
One and five-eight miles for four
vear-olds, between Edelweiss, Moon
light and Patti; won by Moonlight,
Edelweiss second, Patti third. Time,
The last race was mile heats. Lizzie
Dunbar, Manzanita, Blackstone and
Rock were starters. Lizzie Dunbar
won the first and third heats, and
Manzanita the second. Time, 1:45,
1:44 and 1:47)5. In the first heat
Rock ran away and made a circuit of
the course three times with her rider
before she could be stopped.
Buffalo, September 16.—Weather
pleasant and track fair.
Three-quarters of a mile—Elsie B.
won, Jim Brenner second, Mary Ham
ilton third. Time, 1:16.
One mile—BenThompson first, We
aver second, Danville third. Time,
Seven-eighths of a mile—EvaK.won,
Rliody Pringle second, Laura Garrison
third. Time, 1:29%.
One and one-eighth miles —Myrtle
won, Topsawversecond, King B. third.
Time, 1:57.
Hurdles, one and one-half miles—
Will Davis won, Leroy second, Valour
third. Time, 2:51%.
Clifton, September 16.—First race,
five-eighths of a mile, eight starters—
Sweety first, Pilot second, Gulnare
third. Time, 1:06.
Second race, five-eighths of a mile,
seven starters—Flatter first. Bonnie
Prince second, Bobolink third. Time,
1 Mif.
Third race, one and one-eighth
miles, nine starters—Adonis first, Nat
Kramer second, Volo third. Time,
Fourth race, one mile, thirteen
starters—Pilot first, Black Jack sec
ond, Jim Clare third. Time, 1:49%.
Fifth race, seven-eighths of ft mile,
five starters —Alien first, Elrodsecond,
Falsenote third. .Time, 1:39.
Fleetwood Park, September 16.—
Weather raw and windy and time
First race, 2:25 class —Clara first,
Jessie second, Ida Bell third. Beßt
time, 2:21.
Free for all —Spofford first, Electric
second, Maud Messenger third. Best
time, 2:24%.
2:23 class (unfinished) — Camille
first, Eclipse second, Pilosee third.
Best time, 2:25.
Special Serricc.
The following is the list of entries
and weights to be carried at to day's
contests at Coney Island:
First race, one and three-sixteenths
miles—Ewins 80, GallusDanitO, Burch
117, Havener 95. Al Heed 95, Little
Arnold 95, Mamie Hunt 112, Rich
mond 110, Tenbooker 110, Esquimaux
105. Flageoletta 105, Pericles 105,
Wickham 106, Alaric 103, Unique 100,
Argo 100, Brant 100, Carev 98, Wind
sail 98.
Second race, one mile—Belvidere
112, Belle Broeck 97, Stuvvesant 122,
Hightawav 100, Banbridge 100, Race
land 107, Prince Royal 103, Maggie
Mitchell 101, Flageoletta 101, Foucho
Pas 101, Santa Rita 101, Strideawav
Third race, three-fourths of a mile,
selling, for two-year-olds—Jack Cocks
96, Figaro 95, Rita R. 100, Long
Branch 100, Defaulter 97, Petulance
97, Leo 11. 102, Tourmaline 92, Badge
107, Fordham 107, Omaha 107, Balls
ton 110, Mattie Looram 105.
Fourth race, Long Island stake, one
and one-eighth miles heats —Exile
117, Elkwood 116, Wahoo 114, Wind
sail 97, Euros 110, Binnette 109, Lady
Primrose 95, Tenbooker 105, Argo 100,
Himalaya 113.
Fifth race, one and three-eighth
miles— Volunte 126, Lelex 116, Ten
booker 106, Florence 97, Toler 93.
Railroad Muifnatcs Inspecting:
the Northern Country.
Portland, Ogn., September 16.—
To-day Senator and Mrs. Inland Stan
ford, Colonel C. F. Crocker, A. N.
Townc, (ieneral Rufus Ingalls, U. S.
A., Senator John H. .Mitchell and
others took an excursion trip up the
Willamette river to Elk Rock and
Oswego. The party examined tbe
narrow gauge railroad, which is tbe
property of the Southern Pacific, and
the Oswego Iron Works. Judging
from the observations made by Sen
ator Stanford, he is well pleased" with
bis trip to Oregon, and more than
favorably impressed with Portland.
The party will remain in the North
west several days.
l ined $100 for Contempt of Court
In t New York.
San Francisco, September 16.—A
New York special to the Examiner
, says: Henry George has left the city
.' to stump the State for his labor party
,! in the coming campaign, and therefore
. j failed to answer his panel as juror in
i the City Court to-day. Judge Brown
fined him $100.
Aii Eloquent Oration by
President Cleveland.
Great Rejoicing' in Philadelphia—
The City Crowded With
I Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald.,
Philadelphia, September 16. —Tbe
Second day's celebration of the Con.
stitutional Centennial was as great
a success as yesterday. The day
was bright and clear, and there were
half a million strangers in the city.
Thirty thousand soldiers, with Gener
al Sheridan at the head of the column,
passed in review before Presideut
A reception was tendered to the
President this morning by the Com
mercial Exchange.
President Colly, of the Commercial
Exchange introduced the President,
who said; "I am glad to have an op
portunity to meet so large a represent
ation of business men of Philadelphia.
It is well that we should not entirely
forget in the midst of our jubilee that
the aim and purpose of good govern
ment tends after all to the advance
ment of the material interests of the
people and the increase of their trade
and commerce. The thought has
sometimes occurred to me that in the
hurry and rush of business there
might well be infused a little
Than we are wont to see, and a little
more recognition of faith, that whole
some political sentiment that is closely
related not only to the general good,
but to the general success of business.
Of course our citizens engaged in busi
ness are quick to see the tearing of
any policy which the government may
adopt as effects their
And their accumulation ; but I would
like to see that broad and patriotic
sentiment among them which can see
beyond their peculiar personal inter
ests, and which can recognize that the
advancement of the entire country is
the object for which they may well
Must we always look for the politi
cal opinions of our business men
precisely where they suppose their
immediate pecuniary advantage is
found. I know how vain it is to hope
for an eradication of selfish motives
in all affairs of life; but I am reminded
that we celebrate to-day the triumph
of patriotism over selfishness.
Will any one say that the con
cessions of the constitution were not
well made, or that we are not to-day
in full enjoyment of the blessings
resulting from the due regard for all
conflicting interests represented by
the different States, winch were united
a hundred years ago ?
I believe that the complete bene
fits promised to the people by our
form of government can bo secured
only by the exercise of the same spirit
of toleration for each other's rights
and interests in which it had its birth.
This spirit will prevail when the busi
ness men of the country cultivate
political THOUGHT;
When they cease to eschew participa
tion in political actions,and when such
thoughts and action are guided by
better motives than purely for selfish
and exclusive benefit. lam of opin
ion that there is no place in the coun
try where such conditions can be so
properly and successfully maintained
as here among the enughtened and
enterprising business men of Philadel
After the reception the Presidential
party drove to the reviewing stand at
Broad and Walnut streets to witness
the military parade. Shortly after 11
Mrs. Cleveland ap|>earcd on the bal
cony of the Lafayette Hotel, followed
by Private Secretary Lamont and
wife, and two or three guests. Mrs.
Cleveland was received with enthusi
astic applause as she appeared in front
of the balcony dressed in a handsome
black silk dress with white insertions,
and a beautiful white feather in her
hat. General Philip Sheridan,
mounted on a sorrel horse, came
up the street at the head of a vast
cavalcade of military, preceded by a
squad of mounted reserves.
As he passed the reviewing stand
the President arose aud tipped his
hat. It was the sign for a continuous
round o' huzzas. There were proba
bly 30,000 men in tho line of parade,
5000 or 0000 of whom were Grand
Army men.
Shortly after the New York troops
had passed Airs. Cleveland, Private
Secretary Lamont and wife, Sirs.
Drexel and others who were with Mrs.
Cleveland on the balcony, retired and
were driven to the liellevue Hotel,
where they took lunch with Mr. and
Mrs. George W. Childs,the Invitation
to luncheon at that hour having been '
acceptod earlier in the day.
When Governor Foraker appeared
at the head of the Fourteenth Ohio
Regiment he was obliged to keep his
head uncovered for a long time, in
order to acknowledge the vociferous
cheers of his friends, who seemed to
be numerous.
The reception to President and Mrs.
Cleveland at the Academy of Music
to-night was one of the greatest social
successes ever witnessed in this city.
Seventy thousand people found their
way into tho building before the tired
President had grasped the hand of the
last comer. Every one was in even
ing dress, and the scene presented was
one of unusual brilliancy.
A Frightful Fire.
New Orleans, September 10. —A
Are in the grocery store of Dominick
M. Messina this morning burned to
death Messina, his wife and four chil
dren, who were in an upper Btory and
shut out from escape.
NO. 165.
Frightful Kailroad Colli
sion in England.
The Atlantic and Pacific Passen
ger Train Robbed Near
Navajoe, A. T.
I Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald. I
London, September 16.—A dreadful
collision occurred to-day on the Mid
land railway. A train tilled with ex
cursionists who were going to Don
caster to witness the races at that
place, collided with another train and
was wrecked. Twenty-four excursion
ists were killed and many injured,
now it occurred.
The Midland train was standing on
a crossing a mile from I ton raster while
the tickets were being collected, when
the Liverpool express dashed into it.
The guard's box was smashed to atoms
and tho first carriage of the Liverpool
train was telescoped by the next. It
was a long time before the injured* and
dying, who were wedged in the ruins,
could be rescued. Twenty-four per
sons were killed and many are injured
and cannot recover. The disaster was
caused by defective signalling.
Easily Defeats the Mayflower.
Tlae Thistle's Prospects.
New York, September 16.—The
American yachts Volunteer and May
flower again started this morning to
sail the first of the three trial races
that are to decide which of the yachts
shall defend the American cup against
the Scotch Thistle. The wind was
howling through the rigging twenty
five miles an hour, and the Thistle,
which was accompanying the two con
testants, rolled a great deal in the
heavy sea.
the thistle overmatched.
An interesting clinch took place be
tween the Thistle and the schooner N.
S. Lockwood on the way to the light
ship, in which the Lockwood appar
ently showed that the Scotch visitor's
speed is greatly overestimated. The
Lockwood, at the Homer Beacon, was
a mile and a half behind the
Thistle. She gradually over
hauled the foreigner until
finally, over the bar, both vessels were
sailing on even terms. There seemed
no question but that the Thistle was
sailed for all she was worth, as her
sails were full all the time. The Volux
teer crossed the line first, and the
Mayflower three minutes later.
the volunteer leading.
The Volunteer at 12 o'clock, less
than two hours after starting, was a
little over a mile ahead of the May
flower and Thistle. The wind at tne
time was blowing twenty miles an
hour. Fifteen minutes later the Vol
unteer was still gaining steadily on
the Mayflower; the Thistle fast falling
The Volunteer won the yacht race
by about two miles.
The handling of the yacht Thistle in
to-day's race was of such kind
during the lirst half of the race as to
give no idea of what she could do.
After that the Scotch yacht was
sailed for all i-he was worth,
and under the conditions, was
outsailed by both the Mayflower and
Volunteer. The Volunteer's time was
4 hours, 20 minutes and 4;i' L > seconds,
and the .Mayflower's 4 hours, 36 min
utes and 514-5 seconds.
They Hold I p the A. & P. Train
ft'eur TVctrajoe, A. T.
Denver, Col., September 16. —The
passenger train on the Atlantic and
Pacific railroad coming east was
stopped at Navajoe tank, about three
miles from Navajoe station, Arizona,
to-day by five masked men who fired
several shots at the engineer, fireman
ami the brakemen. They boarded the
express car and robbed the safe,which
only contained small money, but they
did not interfere with the passengers.
They then mounted their horses
and rode off in a southerly direction.
No person was hurt. The Atlantic
and Pacific railroad and Wells, Pargo's
Express Company otl'er $1000 each for
the arrest and conviction of the rob
The Quern's Speech—State Hatters
London, September I(>.—Parliament
was prorogued to-day. The Queen's
speech, ou closing the session, con
tained the following: " I have agreed
with the President of the United
States to refer to a joint commission
the difficult questions respecting the
North American fisheries which have
recently been discussed by the two
The following is the reference to
. Irish matters : " The wants and diffi
i cultics of Ireland have occupied your
' close attention during the protracted
[ session, and 1 trust that the remedies
[ yonr wisdom lias provided will grad
. rally effect the complete restoration
of order in Ireland and give renewed
, courage to peaceful industry In order
, to pass them it has been ljfcessary to
postpone nrim imp-irtam measures
'. affecting other parts of the kingdom
I which doubtless you Will be able to
| resume without hindrance at theeoin
-1 ing session."
Parliament is proroxued until Nov
-1 ; ember Bth.
1 - Bad l or Husiness.
r Nooai.es, Ariz., September 10.—
,-! There has been neither mail, freight
•! nor express to this place for thirteen
5 days owing to washouts. It is ox
l pectod that the first mail and express
{ will reach here on Monday next.

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