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Entered at the postoffice at Los Angeles as
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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
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
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,
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,
[ 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
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
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.
A Big Meeting Held at
Cooper Union.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
Jack Dempsey Defends the
McCarthy very much done up.
The Australian Makes a Plucky
Fight, but Disappoints His
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. '
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
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
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.
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.

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