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Weekly Optic and Stock Gfowei.
fourteenth Year, No BO.
LAS VEQA8, NEW MEXICO, MARCH 6, 1808.
$1.60 ft Tear-
Thk Orno lia received from Dele
gate II. It. Fergusson a copy of hi
lurid bill hi behalf of the public schools
and other public Institutions of "lie
Territory. This bill, aa all know, la to
grant to the Terntoty auch lands for
school and other purposes. such amounta
of land mm liHve usually teen given to
stales oti their rdaiissioo Into the
Mr. Fergusson needs all the help that
the Territory can give him to get that
measure through. Thk Orno there
fore suggests that the people of the
whole Territory should move In this
tun Iter, and that as soon aa possible.
Every commercial body, every Hoard
of Town Trustees, every City Council,
every Hoard of County Commissioners.
and all the Territorial and County
committees of the different political
parties should take sepílate and indi
vidual action In the w.iy of ft petition
to Congress to phss that measure.
These petitions should not be worded
exactly the same, but let every one
mention the bill by number, nameiy,
II. li. 821(1, and state generally that it
Is requested as ft measure of simple
justice to New Mexico.
These different petitions should all
be sent to Mr. Fergusson at Washing
ton, ao that he may use them when the
proper point Id the matter has arrived
THK H1K or A 8 TA IK.
Only seven years aso, about the time
of the Hiirmg panic, says the Denver
y fat, the first part of what is now Ok
lahoma was thrown open to settlement.
Two years later, In the midst of the
panic of 18U3, the Cherokee Outlet was
added and the throngs of settlers who
rushed tiiere to gt a last sliee of Unele
Sam's farms revealed the lend hunger
ef the people.
Oklahoma now embraces about half
of what Is known on the map aa the
Indian Territory The tribes hIIU re
tain the other half. Hut the Oklahoma
naif of the coming state already con
tains 275,000 people, or more than Mon
tana, Wyoming and Idaha combined.
It la assessed for 32.000,000, real value.
100,000,000. Last year It produced
20.000,000 bushels of wheat and 120,000
bales of cotton. It was settled dining
the depression and the people are not
In speaking of the condemnation of
Zola, the lMtsburg Diptch says that
of course, all this neither proves nor
disprovea the guilt of Dreyfus. On the
original subject the trial leaves the
matter about where it was found, Hut
as to the state of affairs In France the
revelations of the trial are unique
The world btis been surprised at the
lese moleste prosecutions of the Ger
man Emperor. But the Zola trial in
dicates that France has description
of lese majeste peculiar to Itself; and
that the ruling power that must
neither be accused ner criticised Is its
army, which ordera verdicts to be
brought In and threatens to leave its
country at the mercy of the enemy if
Its wishes ere not law. A nation sub
ject to such arbitrary and irresponsible
dictation is In ft most deplorable con
A telkukam from l'ueblo says that
report was made of one of the largest
cattle deals made In Colorado for many
yeara. It is said Hetity Brothers, of
Catlin, south l'ueblo, have fold their
entire stock of cuttle numbering about
20,000 head. These cattle are rangtug
on property along the various creeks
and rivers In southwestern Colorado.
The amount of money Involved In the
deal la aaid to be 500,000. The pur
chacera of the cattle are said to be St.
Louis men. Communication could not
be had with Heaty llrotheiv to verify
the story of the sale, but it Is neverthe
bus thought to be true.
New Mexico offers ample opportu
nity for the investment of money,
uiuiHile.braia and brawa. ,
Fruui Cornell Experiment Station
comes bulletin, warning against put
ting Into the swill of the hogs any dish
water In which la used the ordiaary
soap powders, usually made of a mlx
ture of hard soap and sal soda or car
bonate of soda. Several canea of what
seemed at first to be hog cholera.though
not all the symptoms were the same,
were traced directly to the mixing of
such dishwater In the swill. The bogs
were poisoned by the excess of freo al
kali. The womeu should be careful
about what goes into the dishwater 1'i-it
is ted to hogs.
CONOHK8SMAN SHAntOTIl'8 plea for
the cession of the arid lauds of the
west to the states and Territoriea In
which they lie, was strong and able
says an exchange, and ought to bring
good results. All depends, however
on whether Czar Heed can be induced
to Interest himself in the matter.
un a v a
The ordinary receipts of the go-r.a-
ment for January were 28,7U5,227 and
the expenditures :,fV.Xl,711, leaving a
deficit for the month of 7,901,484.
During the seven expired months of
the current fiscal year the revenue
amounted to fl 87.037,378 and the ex
penditures to 239.4.111,201, showing
dollcit of 51,yoi,K23. The overage
monthly deficit whs 7, 4 14,54ft, or about
.-(00,000 less than the dellclt for Jan
uary, from which it appear that the
shortage la Increasing Instead of de
creasing, as mas predicted. If the
deficit should continue at the .average
rate only for the remainder of the
year It would reach HU,(XX),000 for the
It was confidently stated by the op
ponentt of the restoration ol the bi
metallic standard during the campaign,
that the hard times were caused by
Insufficient revenues; it seems the
Dingley bill is ne better than the V il
son bill In this respect. the true
cause of hard times is dear money, the
product of the gold standard. Nor
can relief be found for the industrial
classes of the whole country until the
cause Is removed. All other alleged
causes are mere subterfuges, ho says
the Farm, Fitld ated Fireith, one of
the mt m Influential agricultural papera
ot this country.
Texas la to have cattle raisers' as
sociation. New Mexico cattlemen
would do well to attend. The stock
interests of the two sections are Indis
A San FuANcisi'o paper wants the
"heu employed as the national bird
instead of the e;igle." A wise selection
if only the best kind of ben can be
Thk land ot boundless resources. In
agriculture, stock raising, mining,
health and happiness.
Mohe climate and better, to the
square Inch, In New Mexico, than any
where else In the world.
New Mexico Is the garden spot of
the world, and the Las Vegas neighbor
bood la the asparagus bed.
The land of sunshine, ninety-nine
days out of every hundred.
Tub land of pure uir.uncontauiinated
by single microbe.
New Mexico is in the swim.
The Ceut HefoueM.
One-half tbe Dumber ot improved ceo-
bod, mortars and emplacement will be lo
caud nod placed lo suitable position era
the expiration of 1818. The Artillery Board
U constantly making praotloal surveys, eo
far as these relate to the army, and tbe es
tablishment of adequate military proteo
tlon of our seaboard le receiving strong eu
dorsement. Meanwhile there is a means of
defeooe from greater physical calamity
end that le tbe nae of Hosteller's Htouiech
Bitters, which by restoring tbe tone of tbe
nerves and stomach, Invigorates tbesnt re
system. It also prevents malarial, kidney
and rbeumatlo allmeuts, end cures bilious
ness and constipation. Those who here
been cured by It, eak in no uncertain
terms as to its effectiveness.
Oran, In Algeria, has a port health
officer still in active service at the age
of 126 years. Ilia name is Tremoulllet-
He was born in 1771, was captured b
Oran pirates In 17HU, aud has never left
the town since.
A corresponden t of the Westminster
OatHU ca la attention to tbe curious
juxtaposition of two finger posta at
tached to a public house near Hrigend
One reads "To the Asylum," the other
''To the Cemetery."
The braes drum is oae of the lnstru
menta of bands attending regiments of
the Hervían army. It is fixed on
two wheeled out, which is drawn by a
large trained dog. The drummer walks
behind the cart.
It la said that every thread of spl
der's web Is made up of about 5, (XX)
seperate fibers. If pound of thi
thread were required it wcud occupy
2Ü.ÍXXJ spiders a fall year U furnish it
f a a. it1 4
i nui a-'
Sptrial Corrtipondtnct to the (itie.
Santa Fr, Feb. 28, Hn. It 1 said
to be settled that, as soon as Judge
'arker concludes bis present term of
court at Silver City, n call for a session
ot the supreme court will be issued.
Such se&slon will likely take place
next week, the principal business being
the naming of ft clerk to succeed Clerk
Willys, who, It Is understood, will
resign In order to devote his whole
time to private business In El I'aso
and southern New Mexic. Col. Max
Frost claims to have the cinch on the
clerkship, as he Is strongly supported
by the uovernor.
r rom an reports, it. M. toree lias
struck a good thing l: Ma le,. of the
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lieuiuii mint iiuui it linón n ruuimk-
ham. lie has just encounter! a live
foot vein of ore that yields 950 in gold
to the ton, and, strange to say, also
runs 22 per cent, in copper.
Insurance men still uovt-r about the
capital, and the'y are as busy as bees.
yet only a dozen out or the torty-one
nre companies engaged 111 business In
New Mexico have so tar complied with
the law. There are bints at the organi
sation of a pool that will t nuble four
teen companies to do all the business
this year, the Idea being that there will
certainly come a knock out mr the
deposit act at next winters legislative
1'. V. Collin la here in behalf of the
Municipal Investment company, of
Chicago, looking over the Mint a Fe
valley and taking notes or Us ai trac
tions as a sugar bet-t and beet sugar
center. Should the cituens of Santa
Fe display reasonable enterprise il la
reasonably probable that an extensive
improvement of this kind will be under
way here before the year closes.
1 he postolllce fight at Socorro is said
to be warming up again. 1 he cundi
da tes who would like lo succeed l'oat-
master Hahney are Estavan Haca, who
is supported bv Sol Luna and (in v.
Otero; Antone Meyer, whom ex Dele
gate Catron and r,ditr iiitama are
said to favor; Dr. Kltrell, who has
excellent general backing, and S ('.
Meek, worthv old soldier, whom the
Orand Army boys all over the Territory
are supporting with might and main.
Same, runny stories are atloat herd
among the politicians touching Tony
t ajáis demonstration at Raton on
Washlnston's annivrrsary. There were
2lrt liemocrata In line, while Tony'a
awkard squad numbered only 28,
Col Jo. E. Sheridan, of the Silver
City Entri-firtnf, has been all day con
sulting with Oovernor (Itero on mat
ters of state. From all indications Col
onel Sheridan is to be entrused with
Important political responsibilities
down In (irant coun'y, by the (Jnver
nor, when the proper time comes. Pres
ident Will Jack, of the Cattle Sat.ttary
commission, was also a caller at the
executive office today and went south
with Sheridan during the afternoon.
They aay the people of Silver City will
tender Sue! ge l'arker a hearty welcome
in the shape of a banquet on Wednes
day night. Knox.
The Banta Ke city schools cloend on Fri
day lait and a prívale school will open
there, lemorro'. La Vegas, then, Is to
wore off than soma of Its neighbors, In
having to cloie its publlo schools and run
for a couple of month nn paid tuition
The fault can be laid to the batsman law.
:l tho world.
for climate can