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QAILY HERALD. —rr/BUSHBD— SEVEN DAYS A. WKKK. JOSEPH D. LTNCH. JAMES J. ATBBB. AVERS & LYNCH, - PUBLISHERS. Entered at the postoffice at Los Angeles as second-class matter. I DELIVERED BT CARRIERS At fOc. per Week., or SOc. per month. Tne "INilly Herald" May be found 1b S*n Francisco et the Palace hotel news-stand; in Chicago at the Postoftice news-stand, 103 East Adams street ; In Denver at Smith A Sons' news-stand, Fifteenth and Lawrence streets. Office of PabllcaUon, 123-125 West Second street ' o« Angeles. Telephone No. 156 WEDNEIDIT, FEBRUARY 19, 1890. A Despot on Socialism The young Emperor of Germany is the puzzle of the age. Prior to his ascend ing the throne he was regarded by all who knew him as a very Hotspur.but with a peevish, irascible, and uncontrollable temper, so uncertain ia its moods tb;t no one conld predicate his acts a day ahead. He was too a "Junker" of so pronounced character that it was thought "Young Germany" with the Emperor at its head would be at war with ail Europe within a year after the corona tion. He was but little more than a boy and that gave the greater anxiety to those interested in the keeping of peace in Europe. From the time this boy set foot upon the throne a radical change came over him. Shortly after he made an itinerary of the continent, visiting emperors, kings and pontiffs until he had made the personal acquaintance of them all. In hia travels he made excellent impressions. The effect was to cement the ties of friendship stronger among his allies, and to dissipate the fears of war among his rivals. Since then in all respects he has kept the even tenor of his way, and all his policy has been pacific, and most of it wise. The other day he capped the climax in his imperial rescripts, which make Socialism his ally hereafter. The move ment has been a surprise to the ablest statesmen of Europe. Most of them regard it as a very perilous step. There is one at least who does not so view the matter. That is Cardinal Manning, of England. He is only an ecclesiastic to be sure, but he is one of the most profound thinkers of the day, an astute diplomat, a student of statesmanship in all its forms, and close to the public pulse of Europe, which he feels at its every throb. Hia views are decidedly worthy of re spect. Here is what he says of the youig Emperor's strange step: Yoa ask me what I think of the invita tion of the Emperor of Germany to the European powers to meet in conference on the subject of labor and the state of the millions in every country who live by the wagea of labor. I think this imperial act the wisest and worthiest that has proceeded from any sovereign of our times. The condition of the wage-earning people of every European country is a grave danger to every European State. The hours of labor, the employment of women and children, the scantiness of wages, the uncertainties of employment, the fierce competition fostered by mod ern political economy and the destruc tion of domeetic life resulting from all these and other kindred causes have rendered it impossible for men to love human life; How can a man who works fifteen or sixteen hours a day live the life of a father to hia children? How can a woman who is absent all day long do the duties of a mother? Domestic life is impossible; but on the domestic life of the people the whole political order of human society reposes. If the founda tion be mined, what will become of the superstructure? Emperor William has, therefore, shown himself to be a true and far-sighted statesman. This may be just what the young ruler of Germany sees. He may know that a radical change is impending, that this current of opinion has already gained such headway that it cannot be stayed, resisted nor escaped, but mu3t be controlled by wisely guiding it in each channels as will pre vent its sweeping all before it. Cardinal Manning's views of the condition of labor in Earope are correct. Life is no longer worth living to many thousands of men. That is a dangerous condition which cannot last long. When oppres sion has made even just men mad the frenzy of the people's wrath is some thing terrific. It may be that this fiary apirited boy is to develop into a calm, far-seeing, wise and patriotic Emperor. Good news cornea from Washington to the effect that the Senate finance com mittee is a unit in favor of a more lib eral silver policy. It is well to find the members of both parties forgat for a moment their filibustering for political advantage and take serious hold of some necessary measure of legislation. If legislators could only forget their party affiliations and make laws for the good of the country they would come nearer to fulfilling the purposes for which they were elected, and they would please those who elected them. There is no doubt in the world that the purchase of more silver and the expansion of the currency of the country will make business better, the people more prosperous and all en terprise more active. And the country will feel more kindly to both the parties far this just act of relief. Congress is pretty certain during this session to admit Idaho and Wyoming to statehood. New Mexico will not be admitted, nor will Arizona. Idaho and Wyoming are considered safely Republi can and to be relied on to increase the majority of that party in both Houses of Congress. Well, we do not see any ob jection to tbat programme. The party have all the departments of the National Government in their hands. They have had things so before, and they are car rying things now with the same high banded policy that marked their, THE LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD; WEDNESDAY CORNING, FEBRCAIiT 19. Ib9o doings then. The result in former years was to disgust the country so thoroughly as to cause a political tidal wave that swept them from power; so it will b8 again. Give some people rope enough and they will surely hang themselves. It is a pity they had not admitted Idaho and Wyoming last year. They would bave had more rope, and have done more self-hanging. The trouble with politi cians is that they think the people are all without conscience, sense or patriot ism. The people resent the imputation. Reed's Rules and Republican En dorsement of Them. Strange ia the general endorsement of Speaker Reed's autocratic rulings by the Republican press of the country. The party is not by any means a unit on the question, for there are very many peo ple in the party who prefer common sense and personal consistency before agreeing with all that any man in the party may do. There are probably more people in the party than ever were in any other who are blind wor shippers of very small heroes. The press U of this last class. Common sense and consistency may go to the mischief for them; their only aim is to throw up their caps for the man the accident of the hour may bring to the front, and for any mad measure that he may propose. If one could take the files of the papers that are now the loudest in their praise of Speaker Rsed, and look back to 1870 or thereabouts, he would find they were at that time doing the same lusty howling for Blame, Reed and Garfield as they are now. In these years the Republi cans were in tho minority in Congress, and they were maintaining their rights by the same methods the Democrats have recently been pursuing. Blame, Reed and Garfield were their doughty champions in those days. Here is what Garfield said in regard to the privilege of the Speaker to decide a quorum pres ent : The chairman of tho committee of the whole or the Speaker of the House is to see with his own eyes that there is a quorum present? Who is to control his seeing; '? How do we know but that he may see forty members more for his own purpose than there are here in the House? And what protection have gen tlemen if the Speaker says he sees a quorum if he cannot convert that seeing into a list of names on the call of the roll by the clerk? I think my friend from Virginia will see that he lets in the one-man power in a f .r more dangerous way than ever has occurred before in any legislative assembly of which he and I have any knowledge. Sir, the moment you get over the line, tbe mo ment you cross the boundary of names, tbe moment you leap over the iron fence of the roll, that moment you are out in the vague and all sorts of disorders may come in. As it has been denied that Reed ever held such views as these, it may be well to be specific in the exhibit that shall contain what he really did say. Here it is in form, taken from the Congressional Record of the Forty-sixth Congress, sec ond session ; Vol. 10, Part 1, pages 578 --579. Mr. Reed, addressing the Chair, said: [ Mr. Chairman, if it was my purpose to reply to the gentleman who has just taken his seat, it seems to me that it would be a sui;able and proper reply to say to him thai the constitutional idea of a quorum is not the presence of a ma jority of the members of the House, but a majority of the memoers present and participating in the business of the House. It is not the visible presence of members, but their judgments and their votes, that the Const innidn calls for. I prefer, however, in the short time i which I bay*, to discuss the question upon a different basis. This privilege, which the (Republican) minority of the House at the last session availed itself of, is a privilege which every minority has availed itself of eioce the foundation of this Government. What is the practi cal upshot of the present practice? It is that the members of the minority of this House upon great occasions demand that every bill which is pißsed shall re ceive the absolute vote of a majority of the members elected. They do this in the face and eyes of the country. If tbey demand upon any frivolous oc casion that there shall be such an ex traordinary vote as that, they do it sub ject to the censure of the people of this land. This practice has hitherto kept thia House in proper condition upon this subject, so that thera has been no im proper impeding of the public business. It is a valuable privilege for the Coun try that the minority shall have the right by this extraordinary mode of pro ceeding to call the attention of the coun try to measures which a party in a mo ment of madness and of party feeling is endeavoring to force upon the citizens of this land. And it works equally well with regard to all parties, for all parties have their times when they need to be checked, so that they may receive the opinions of the people who are their constituents and who are interested in the results of their legislation. I Hay as a practical matter the results hitherto throughout all our history have justified the construction which those upon this side of the House have put upon the matter, and which has been put equally by members of the other side in times past. Blanche, Tray and Bweetheart, the whole pack of Republican organs in those days were in loud cry, giving tongue to their joy over these utterances of their leaders. Circumstances do greatly alter cases. The wheat crop of Southern California this year will be the largest by far ever harvested. Although the unusual rains bave prevented plowing and seeding on low grounds, an immense acreage has been seeded on the higher mesas. The crop is doing excellently in almost all districts oi this section. In Antelope valley the farmers have put in large areas of wheat. Out at Puente the whole country is a wheat field. San Ja cinto, too, will come to the front with enormous quantities of grain. Some of those who are posted, estimate that there will be 30,000 tons to ship out of this sec tion next fall. These weeping skies naturally try the patience of those accustomed to the bright, warm wintera of this semi-tropic clime. It certainly it annoying, but to those who are setting out orchards the •bowers are not so displeasing. There will be great tree growth here this year. THE FRIENDS OF SILVER. A Big Meeting Held at Cooper Union. THOMAS L. JAMES PRESIDING. Speeches by General Warner and Hon. Tom Fitch in the Inter est of Bi-Metalism. Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald. New Yobk, February 18.—A mass meeting on the silver question was held tonight at Cooper Union, under the aus pices cf the committee appointed by the National Silver Convention at St. Louis, last fall. General Edward Curtis, of San Francisco, had the meeting in charge, and with him were General Warner, of Ohio, chairman of the national silver committee, and ex-Assemblyman Thomaa Fitch, of Nevada. General Curtis called the meeting to order, and ex-Postmaster- General James was elected chairman. Mr. Jamea made a brief address, and said he felt honored in bsing called to preside over the meeting. His leaning, however, always had been in the oppo site direction, but he was in favor of free speech, and wished to hear both sides of the silver question. The following gentlemen were announced as vice-presi dents of the meeting: Edward Pierre pont, ex-Mayor Grace, John Thompson, H. K. Thurber, ex-Senator Warner Miller, James B. Colgate, John Stra'ton, C. F. Cox, F. 0. Boyd and Z. Burnes. All these were on the platform except Pierrepont, Grace, Miller and Thurber. general Warner's address. General Warner was the first speaker. He said nothing coald concern the people more than money. He presumed all would concede, as a fact not to be dis puted, that the present range of staple commodities in the world was as in 1848 and '49, or before the gold discoveries in California and Australia. Today to get a dollar the farmer must give three meas ures of wheat, and the manufacturers three tons of iron to get as much gold as two measures would exchange for in 1873. Is tbe change in the goods or in tbe measure? Tbere are the same num ber of grains in the gold dollar as in 1873. A change in money may come by increas ing or decreasing its value, or in increas ing or decreasing its weight. Take the period of twenty-one years previous to 1873, when the production of gold and silver was at the rate of $162,000,000. During that period wealth increased aa it never did before. There was an outburst of phenomenal prosperity. In 1873 prices began to fall, and they con tinued to fall, and have be come less than when gold was discovered. From 1873 down to now, Germany, Italy and the United States have not only absorbed all the gold that has gone into use during that period but have compelled a redistribution of the gold in other countries. In three decades the population will be greatly increased. Where is the money to come from to meat this increased demand? But this is the prospect the gold mag nates hold out to us. Are we to stand thia? Are the debts of the world to be discharged at the prices of products of tbe fourteenth century ? No. Congress will be called upon to right the wrong done in 1873, by restoring the coinage of silver. VVhy, that act of demonetizing silver was no more justifiable than piracy. Where is the right of one class to change the measure of another? Why, if it had been proposed to add another metal to gold and silver to cheapen money, the people would have cried out against the fraud. Is it any more justi fiable to change a measure in such a way that it would not be found out? It was done not for the benefit of the world, but for a small minority. TOM FITCH SPEAKS. Hon. Tom Fitch followed General Warner. He said there was no longer any problem of honest finance, but it was only rascality that seems to tangle up the multiplication table. It is true, he said, that the value oi all things should be measured by money, and money by its quantity. Whatever might be said of proper money inflation, no instance could be recorded in all tbe history of the civilized world where in jury to industries was done by the in creased coinage of gold and silver. This is because it is inflation which in the nature of things would be a benefit to the pro ducers. In 1865, at the conclusion of the civil war tbe industries of the South were prostrated and the industries of the North unsettled and perturbed. From 18(55 to 1873 we were busy knitting up the industries tbat the war had unrav eled, and creating and recreating homes all over the country. There was no reason for interference in this work, there was no excuse for the demonetiz* tion of silver. Explanations had been offered, but the truth is gold monomet alism was jockeyed into the Federal statutes. It was inserted there by fraud. It had been stated that the omission of the mention of the silver dol lar in the act of 1873 was the result of accident. The manipulator, not of the bill, but of the Congressional engrossing clerks in 1873, was an adroit and far-seeing scoundrel, who was prob ably acting under the direction and in fluence of Bismarck and the German Government. The growth of this nation has been phenomenal, but its industries had been captured by a few as fast as they had been created by many. It ii slavery we have today in the North as we'll as in the South. It is created and sustained by a machine more powerful and complex than that which our armies overthrew. Labor runs tbe earth and hammers it into ponderous forms and glittering blades. It is the toil of labor alone that guards the nation from poverty and want. HE GIVES HARBISON A SLAP. Some one in the audieuce at one por tion of Fitch's speech asked how Presi dent Harrison stood on the question. Fitcb, in replying, said Harrison had disregarded the silver plank in the plat form on which he was elected. He might, however, in time give the people justice. It would be well, said f itch, for future Presidents of both parties to turn their eyes to the West. The new States would soon turn the tables on New York as the pivotal State. While New York might continue to deal the cards, the new States would take a prominent part in the sbuffie. TBE mAUDI GB 18. Tbe moat Brilliant Carnival New Orleana Mas Ever Had. New Orleans, February 18 —The grand street pageant of the King of the Carnival moved promptly at noon. The streets on which the procession moved were crowded with tpectators. This ia generally admitted to have been tie most brilliant Mardi Gran season New Orleans ever enjoyed. The city i« crowded with visitors from all parts of the country. In fact, there have not been so many Northern and Western i people in the city at any time since the exposition year. After the street parade, Comua and crew gave tableaux and a ball at tbe Grund opera house. The Pioteua pageant tonight illustrated a voy age through Elfland. There were eigh teen Drilliant Übleaux. an mrinti »\r akkest. Another Alleged a ending Cronln t'eniplrator Captured. St. Louis, February 18. —Detective Thomas, of Chicago, accompanied by two local, detectives, made an important ar rest last night, which was kept very quiet, until today. Tiie prisoner is be lieved to be one of the men badly wanted in connection with the Cronin case, and Thomas has been advised that parties will arrive tonight from Chicago to fully i jentify hini. The prisoner gave the name of J. B. Kelly. He admitted that he was a man for whom the Chicago au thorities had been looking, but denied that he was Smith, Dan Coughlin's friend, who was believed to have driven the buggy in which Cronin was conveyed from his home. He further denied com plicity in the murder. Detective Thomas says hia prisoner is known ia Chicago as J. B. Kelly, but is supposed fo be the man known ac Smith. If he proves to be co, the. arrnot is one of the moat impor tant made in the celobrated case. Smith was the last person in whose company the murdered physician was seen alive by Cronin's friends. When questioned by reporters this afternoon the prisoner was very ugly. He said he was J. B. Kelly, of Chicago, but that he knew nothing of the Cronin cane or the parties interested in it except Tom Desmond, of Ban Franci.=tco. He never belonged to any Clan-naGael camp and was not an active Irish sympathiser. He would not talk further except to cay that he had been in St. Louts about two weeks. This statement, however, is disproved by the fact that detectives located him at the People's hotel, where he registered th« first time August 26th last, and has been there almost continuously since. He was shabbily dressed and to the hotel people pretended to be a peddler of books. Ho paid for his lodgings regu larly. This evenitig Lieutenant Clark and Detective Collins, of Chicago, arrived, and in company with Detective Thomas went to the prison. When Kelly was brought out both Clark and Collins nod ded their heads and said: "Yes, he's the man." Tney had a brief talk with the pris oner, but claim to have elicited nothing from him. Kelly was seen afterwards, and said: "These men claim to know me, and I do not know thorn." He agreed to return to Chicago without a requisition. Whether the officers iden tified him as the wanted suspect or not, is unknown. THE TWIN SI'ATES. Tbe North Dakota Lottery Scheme Kevtved—Uoemeri, Etc. St. Paul, February 18. —A Pioneer Press special from Bismarck, N. D., says: A rumor is current tonight that the friends of the lottery bill will intro duce a new measure tomorrow to provide for the payment to the State of $250,000 per year, instead of $75,000. One of the strongest opponents of the measure said Ihe thought the report correct, and feared tho result, as he did not think the lottery I people would make another attempt un less absolutely sure of their ground. Others think there is nothing in the rumor. BOOMLAND. Chamberlain, S. D., February 18.— The officials of the Land Office, together with a force of clerks sent out from Washington, arrived today and were tendered a royal reception by the citi zens. It is expected that the office will be ready to receive filings by tbe last of the week. T. C. Sherman has just re turned from twenty miles in the interior, bringing fine samples of coal. Sherman represents a syndicate of Western capi talists, who located a number of coal mines, and he is so enthusiastic over the prospects that he has ordered an outfit with which to begin mining. SOUTH DAKOTA BEGGING. Minneapolis, February 18. — The Journal's Pierre, 8. D., special says: The House has passed a joint resolution ad mitting that destitution exists in many parts of the State. The resolution da clares that under the State constitution the Stale and county are powerless to render aid, and all assistance must come from outside sources. The whole mat ter iB placed in the hands of Governor Mellette, who will issue an appeal for aid. The action of the House is regarded as a complete endorsement of Governor Mellette's "begging errand." The Seriate this afternoon passed the resolution unanimously. A COVVaKOLY CHICU.E. 1 Vitriol Throw. InlnaYcnni Lady's Fare r»r a masked man. Erie, Pa., February 19.—The residents of the eastern section of the city are greatly excited over a cowardly attack made opon Miss Emma Fischer, a young lady of prominence and respectability, last evening. She went to the door in response to a summons, and a man wear ing a mask threw vitriol in her face and ran away. Ddnnis McCarthy, her ac cepted lover, started out to find the wretch. He suspected certain fellows, »nd tracing them to an old building, at tempted to enter, when he was shot Uice and painfully wounded by the scuundrele, who then made their escape. Miss Fischer's face is terribly disfigured. Pennaytvaula Flections. Philadelphia, February. 18.—A spe cial elecriou was held today to fill the unexpired term of the late Congressman Kelly. Indications late tonight are that John E. Rsyburn (Republican), is elected by a slightly reduced majority. A local elecion was also held for Receiver of Taxes, City Solicitor, etc., in which tha Republicans were victorious by about the usual majority. Elections were also held in a number of smaller cities throughout the State, but were without special sig nificance. Tbe Knickerbocker Fair Bill. Albany, N. V., February 18.—At the evening session of the Legislature nothing was done with the World'a Fair bill, tbe amendments not having arrived from New York. The World's Fair conference commit tca met tonight and finally agreed on a report to be presented to the Legislature tomorrow, which is in accord with the Depew proposition. A Buaband's Keckleesneas. Portland, Ore., February 18. —An ex plosion occurred at the residence of Hans Hanson last night. Hanson had left a can of powder near the stove to dry. A spark dropped into it, causing an explosion. Mrs. Hanson's face and hands were frightfully burned, but it is thought not fatally. THE MIDDLEWEIGHTS. Jack Dempsey Defends the Championship. McCarthy very much done up. The Australian Makes a Plucky Fight, but Disappoints His Friends. Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald. San Francisco, February 18. —Over two thousand enthusiastic spectators as sembled at the gymnasium of the Cali fornia Athletic Club tonight to witness the great battle of tho middle-weights, Jack Dempsey and Billy McCarthy. Hiram Cook was referee, Jack McAuliffe and Denny Kelleher were behind Demp sey, and Jimmie Carroll and Paddy Gor man seconded McCarthy. The condi tions of the contest were that the men should weigh under 156 pounds, and when (hey appeared in the ling tonight McCarthy was a little under that figure, and Dsmpeey a few pounds lighter than his adversary. When the principals stuped into ' tH e rine, they were received tvlth rousing cheers. The weights were announced as follows: Dempsey, 147>2; McCarthy, President Fulda announced that it had been discovered that the glove* prepared for tho contest had been tampered with, aud nearly half an hour was coneumed in remedying them before they were ready to face each other. Time was called at 9:30. Iv the first round Dempsey caught McCarthy lightly on the chin. McCarthy led out several times, but Dempsey dodged. Dempsey caught McCarthy savagely in the face twice, and then gave him a terrific right hander on the body. McCarthy landed lightly on Derapsey's neck. In tbe third round McCarthy caught another left-hander in the chin, followed up with a good blow on the ribs. Juat as the round closed the Australian struck Dempsey hard in the wind, and ceived a hot one on the forehead. In the fourth McCarthy followed Dempsey closely, but the Nonpareil's left found the Australian's neck half a dozon times without return. In the fifth round Dempsey again found McCarthy's body. McCarthy then made a savage rush and struck Dampsey hard twice on the ear. From the sixth to the ninth round Dempsey found McCarthy's wind with some telling blows, the latter occasion ally landing a blow ou the Nonpareil's cheek or ear. In the ninth McCarthy gained applause by turning around quickly and catching Derapsey a back hand blow on the nose. In the twelfth he repeated this and again caught Demp sey on the nose. He made several sav age lunges but fell short, and received a short-arm jab on the chin. From the thirteenth to the sixteenth Dempsey continued to distress the Aus tralian with his body blows. The six teenth waa the liveliest round up to that time, and when it closed there were loud cheers for Dempsey. He landed on the Australian's body and jaw about as he pleased. The latter'a eyes and cheeks began to puff up, and when the round closed he was evidently groggy. Dempsey repeated this punishment in the seventeenth, and though he stag gered McCarthy with the blows he rained on his neck, he was not able to score a knock-down. The conditions re mained about the same until the twenty second, when McCarthy turned com pletely around and struck Dempsey heavily on the stomach, receiving in re turn a terrific jab on the chin which al most sent the Australian off his feet. Little or nothing was done in the twenty-fifth round, but in the twenty sixth Dempsey went in in earnest to finish his man. Three or four terrific right and left-hand blows on the Austra lian's neck made the latter exceedingly groggy, and then Dempsey hit him when and where he pleased. McCarthy stag gered around the ring like a drunken man and although Dempsey continued to rain blows on his neck he still kept his feet, until the Nonpareil, in pity for his victim, asked him to give up. McCarthy refused, and as the round wan about to close, Dempsey would not punish him any more, but took him by the arm and led him to his corner amid cheers from the spectators. McCarthy came forward in the twenty seventh just able to stand on his feet. A blow in the face sent him to the floor. He arose with blood streaming from his nose and mouth, and Dempsey again sent him down. McCarthy rose the sec ond time and Dampaey begged him to give up. McCarthy still refused, and Dempsey struck him lightly and he fell the third time, but rose in eight second. More entreaties on Dempsey's part still met with a refusal from the Australian to give up, and Dempsey knocked him down the fourth time. He struggled to his feet in time to save a knock-out, aud the round closed. McCarthy was led to his corner covered with blood, and loud cries were heard all over the hall asking him to give up the fight. When the gong sounded for the twenty eighth round, McCarthy staggered to the center of tha ring, and Dempsey im plored him to give up. The wildest excitement prevailed all over the build ing, and mingled cries of "Knock him out, Jack," and "Give it up, McCarthy," were heard everywhere. The Australian still refuaed to acknowledge himeelf defeated, and Dempsey beat him into a corner and sent him down in a heap. He rose again and leaned against the ropes for support. Dempsey walked up to fini*h him, but turned to the referee and de clared that he had net the heart to pun ish the man any further. Just then Paddy Gorman, McCarthy's second, broke into the ring and dragged his prin cipal over to his corner, aid refused to permit him to stay in the fight longer. Dempsey was accordingly declared the winner, amid loud cheers. STORM. NEWS. Tbe snow Blockade sun On in Northern California. Sissons, Cal., February 18.—The snow blockade is still on. The Ashland train has gone back to Edgewood, as the plow has not left here yet to open the road. It has been lying idle two days waiting for engines from Ddnsmuir. Some en gines started, but with running off the track continually have not arrived, and have made but a mile in the past day. Seven engines were lying here when the last storm set in, but were sent to Dans muir, leaving tbe plow helpless. NO SIGNS OF ABATEMENT. Nevada, Cel., February 18. — The storm shows no signs of abatement. In the upper part of this county eight feet of new snow has fallen, cutting off stage communication with Sierra county. Nar row gauge trains are running on time. Eight inches of snow has fallen at thia city in the last five hours, and although yesterday's fall has settled several in ches, the snow is now over two feet on the level. Shovelers this morning de manded seventy-five cente an hour for clearing roofs, and figured on getting a dollar an hour before night. The ba rometer is 29 degrees, being the lowest this winter. The thermometer was 31 degrees last night and 33 degrees this morning. The narrow gauge company's new plow, "The Cyclops," had a haid fight this morning getting np the grade to Towntalk; it then came back to the station, and taking one coach with passengers, baggage and mail, started for Grass Valley. The deepest snow will be encountered below Grass Valley. The stages for North Bloomfield and Oomptonville left this morning, loaded light and accompanied by swampers to clear the rond, if possible, of snow and fallen trees. The telegraph wires being frequently grounded and broken, need constant attention. There is very little water in the streams, owing to their chokiug by snow. MINING OPERATIONS STOPPED. Grass Valley, Cal., February 18.— This evening the water ditches failing to run. the water hands in the Idaho mine were laid off. The snow throws several hundred men out of employment. RAIN AND SNOW. Ukiaii, Cal., February IS.—There has been a steady downpour since Friday evening". Three inches of snow fell this morning. Ail trains are blockaded. St. Helena, Cal., February 18 —The rain continues. The fall for the etorm up to noon today amounted to 3 84 inches. Snow fell in the valley early in the morning. Woodland, Cal., February 18. —Heavy showers fell ali day ; occasionally a little snow, which melted as fast as it fell. The rain for the seaeon is 25 inches. San Diego, February 18. —The storm of the past two days haa brought the rainfall for the seaeon up to 13 89 inches. San Francisco, February 18. —About i half an inch of rain fell here today, ac . companied at intervals by hail. A hea\y fall of hail took place before daybreak this morning, and again this evening. ' DEATHS ABB FATALITIES. Coast People Who Have Paiied Avar or ftustalnea Injuries. San Francisco, February 18.—James Riley, First Assistant Chief Engineer of the San Francisco Fire Department, died here this evening. Assistant Engineer Riley was almost asphyxiated about a week ago by sul phur smoke at the fire in the chemical works at North Beach, and since then complained of pains in his head and throat. It is believed the immediate cause of his death was the bnrsting of a blood vessel in the brain. Deceased was born in New York in 1836, came to Cali fornia in 1854, and had been connected with the fire department since 1857. Ia 1879 he organized the old Knickerbocker Baseball Club. His funeral will take place Friday. Healdsbbrq, Cal., February 18.— John D. Grant, an ex-supervisor, and a pioneer of this county, died at his home near here today of paralysis. San Dieuo, February 18.— W. K. Hill was found at an early hour thia morning at the base of the trestle woikof the cable road, where he had fallen during the night. His thigh n.nd arm were fractured and two ribs were broken. Si; i.MA, Cal., February 18.—This morn ing D. B. Stevens, a pioneer and well known lumber dealer of this place, while crossing the track in front of an ap proaching train, waa struck by the en gine aqd hurled some distance and killed. lIIATRICIDG, Jealousy Cause* an Oregon man to May Ills Brother. Arlington, Ore., February 18.—News has reached here of the killing of Wake Dickens by his brother, Zjb Dickens, at Hardman, Morrow county, on Friday morning. They were at a'ball in Hard man Thursday night. Wake Dickens, who is unmanied, took his brother's wife to supper. As they were returning from supper Zeb Dickens, who is said to have been jealous of his brother, mot them at trie door of the dining room, and fired on his brother, killing him instantly. After the shooting he escaped, but returned yesterday and gave himself up to the authorities. Decided to Incorporate. San Francisco, February 18 —The State Board of Trade today decided to incorporate and agreed upon a constitu tion and by-laws. The following were elected directors: G. M. Francis, N. P. Chipman, G. D. Fiske, A. T. Hatch, W. H. Mills, A. A. Hibbard, D. McFherson, A. F. Jones, E. J. Gregory, J. S. Emory, N. C. Hans comb. The following were recommended to the Board of Directors for election: President, E. J. Gregory; vice-presi dents, W. H. Mills and N. P. Chipman; manager, J. Q. Brown; secretary, A. Camineti. After transacting some other business' the board adjourned. Custom House Appointments. San Francisco, February 18 —Collec- tor Phelps today appointed H. Clay Mil ler, cashier in the custom house, to the important position of auditor, made va cant some time since by the death of J. Frank Miller, wbo had been in the cus toms service in this city since 1852. The new appointee, though" beaiing the same name, is no relation, but is a brother of the late Senator Millor. The vacancy caused by his promotion haa been filled by the appointment of Henry Hook, once deputy naval officer, aßd more lately member of the State Assembly from Contra Costa county. Tbe Receiver Mated Off. San Fbancisco, February 18 —A tem porary writ of prohibition was granted today to Theodore A. Havemeyer et al. by the Supremo Court, prohibiting Supe rior Judge Wallace either through Patrick Reddy, the receiver of the court, or otherwise, from taking possession tf the property of the American sugar re-, finery under decree of forfeiture of char ter. March 3d was fixed as the day for respondent to show causa why the pro hibition should not be made perpetual. Tried for Embezzlement. Woodland, Cal., February 18 —Tbe trial of H. J. Palmer, charged with em bezzlement, was resumed this afternoon. Senator Fair was called to the witness stand and gave testimony concerning stock on his ranch, of which Palmer was overseer. Charles Neal also testified concerning the stock and manner in which the accounts were kept. Just be fore adjournment Mr. Palmer began to testify in his own behalf. An Oregon murder mystery. Salem, Ore., February 18.—The Coro ner has returned to William Scott's farm at Wheatlands with a detective, and has impaneled a second Coroner's jury fo - hold another inquest over the remains of Mrs. Scott, who was murdered Sunday. Suspicion is growing that the mnrder of Mrs. Scott was committed jointly by the father and son.