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Las Vegas Free Press
An Evening Dally.
J. A. cAbbuth, PUBIJSHEB.
Onk Ykab $6.00
Six Months 3.00
Pkb Week 15
Entered ftt tbo post offlco at Eat Lai Vegas
for transmission second class mall matter.
Saturday, Jan. 2, 1892.
Nothing succeeds liko success;
600,000 copies of the Grant memoirs
have been sold so far to 20,000 of the
Jeff Davis memoirs.
m a m
Tub latest thing that is laid to the
door of the McKinley bill is our
crreat snow storm. If it is a fact that
the bill is responsible for this
weather we shall vote the free trade
A San Fravcisco speculator has
bought the 100 foot chimneys of t
smelter in that city for 140,000, ant
.also the slag pile. Ho intends to re
work the stuff and claims ho can
make over $500,000 out of them.
Tiikv who credit Mr. Harrison
with small ability either as a presi
dent or a politician are mistaken in
their estimate. The Republican party
has very few abler nieu than Ben
jamin Harrison. New ork orld,
Tijk people liko small newspapers
The blanket sheet is cumbrous and a
fraud on both reader anil advertiser.
The New York fiun is a four page
seven column paper, compact and
condensed in every respect, and it is
one of the best papers in the coun
try, and the plant is valued at $5,-
John I. Bi.air, of Blairsville, N. J.t
i-i reputed to be worth all the way
from 50,000,000 to 100 ,000,000
Ho has never sold a share of stock
in any enterprise with which he has
boen associated, and has money in
vested in scores of railroads, some of
which ho absolutely controls.
The contracts for grading the
Santa Fe, Preseott & Plnenix rail
road were let in Chicago Wednes
day. B. Lantry & Sons, of Strong
City, Kansas, secured the contract
for grading the line from Ash Forks
to Preseott. A contract for 20
miles of grade rutmiinj out of Plxe-
nix towards I'rescolt was also let.
D. B. Robinson is president of the
The Globe-Democrat makes the
following pointed remark: '"The
mercantile agency of R. G. Dun &
Co., which is not a partisan instilu
tion, has collected statistics whicl
show that twenty-five tin plate facto
ries are now being constructed in
this country, and that the capital in
vested aggregates 3,000,000. This
is gloomy news for the Democrats,
but they will have to stand it."
William Lloyd Garrison has
written u very stroifg letter to the
president and faculty of Harvard
University about the way in which
the college is condueted. He says
the institution does nothing toward
looking after the students, allows
them to have clubs in the college for
the salo of li'juors, allows them to be
disorderly, and is not at all what it
ought to be. Evidently Massachu
setts should not throw stones at the
west any longor.
During the discussion of the
United Slates banking bill in congress
rtrae time in 1835 or 1830 John Ran
dolph, of Roanoke, who was opposed
to the passage of the bill, which was
intended to establish a United States
bank, said that he had discovered
perpetual motion, and it was very
simple, being the fact that
"Paper. makes money.
Money makes banks,
Banks make poverty,
Poverty makes rags,
Rags make paper,
Paper makes money,
Money makes banks,
and so on forever and forever."
Tukee was considerable hard talk
on the street yesterday at the action
of the Optic in retailing the Commer
cial club sheet at live cents apiece to
all who wished to send copies away.
Aa the sheet was got up for the ex
press purpose of advertiwing the town,
and paid for by tho genual funds
of the club, it was thought a very
poor plan to allow any ouo to take a
gift of that kind and make tho public
agiiin pay for the papers. If it was a
private speculation got np for that
purpose by th i publisher of the Optic
no one would complain, but as an ad
ve rtisement f the town by a "com
mercial" club that has already paid
for the sheet, it does not reflect much
credit on it if it allows its free dona
tion to be abused in this way.
The sheet issued yesterday by the
Commercial club full of cuts of the
city was a very tine sheet, printed in
Chicago, though nicknamed Optic
supplement. Why it could noi. have
been issued direct by the club itself
is hard to say, unless it was to allow
the Optic a chance to blow about its
enterprise when it never set a line of
type connected with it, probably
never wroto a line in ' it or had a
thing to do with it except to deliver
it and brag about its enterprise. The
whole affair was a straight out gift
from the club to a paper which has,
only a few weeks ago, taken great
pains to give the club which has
been backing it up a black eye,
though taking from tho club three
fourths of tho incomo the club re-
P. 0. Definition of Lotteries.
The rule applied in the considera
tion of a presumed lottery scheme is,
whether the result is "dependent up
on lot or chance." There can be no
doubt that any Bcheme where prizes
arc distributed among the holders of
chances, or tickets, as the result of a
drawing, is a lottery within the
meaning of the law. A regular lot
tery is generally conducted in this
manner, and it would be manifestly
unfair to permit a merchant to do
what the ordinary lottery company
A merchant advertises that every
purchaser at his store up to a certain
date will receive a numbered ticket
entitling him to a chance in certain
prizes. Previous to the distribution
of tickets a number is selected at
random, placed in an envelope and
sealed. At the time stated the en
velope is opened and the person
holding the ticket bearing the corre
sponding number to the one in the
envelope ieceives the prize. The re
suit of this scheme is dependent en
tirely upon "chance," for the pur
chaser is not supposed to know the
number placed in the envelope, nor
can any skill or knowledge euable
him to ascertain the fact by an act
ual or approximate calculation. The
same principle would apply where
the purchaser was allowed to guess
the name of a certain president of
the United States contained in a
Again, a number of persons join
what is known as a "watch club."
Each member agrees to pay so much
a week. A drawing is to occur
weekly, and the member whose name
is drawn receives his watch and with'
draws from tho club. This is re
peated until all the members have
drawn watches. A member's dues
cease as soon as he draws, conse
quently one person receives a watch
for, say, one dollar, while another
pays only live dollars, and the last
one possibly forty dollars. This is
undoubtedly a scheme dependent up
on lot or chance, for each person
joining the club takes the chance of
getting a watch, probably valued at
forty or fifty dollars, for ono, two,
three er four dollars, etc. This same
plan is used for "suit clubs," "over
coat clubs," etc.
The schemes that come within this
law are numerous and varied. Many
of them are of a local nature, and
generally regarded as harmless in
their character and effects. But the
law vests no discretionary power in
the postollice department, nor does
it make any distinction between lot
teries for charitable or religious pur
poses and those conducted as a regu
lar business. They must all be
treated aliko. Tho law denies them
tho use of the mails in the conduct
and furtherance of their business.
Tb.3 department, however, does not
desire to be unnecessarily harsh in
the enforcement of this law, and
newspapers are not detained on ac
count of the advertisement of a "lot
tery" scheme, when it is evident that
the publisher acted innocently in the
matter, and without any intent to
violate the law. But if, after duo
warning, the publisher repeats the
offense, then Lis paper is denied ad
mission to the mails. j
A sealed letter can not, under tho
law and ruling of the courts, be with'
drawn from the mails on mere suspi
cion that it contains lottery matter.
(See Paragraph 2, Instructions to
Postmasters under lottery Act)
But tho citizen is forbidden the use
of the mails for forwarding lottery
matter, which prohibition is morally
upon him. Every person depositing
a letter in tho mails concerning a lot
tery is liablo to prosecution under
the penal clause of the law. Evi
dence is frequently obtained against
offenders in vaaious ways, aud tho
citizen who transgresses this law
should not be surprised if he is called
upon by an officer of the law with a
Foreign lotteries frequently flood
our mails with their circulars in
sealed envelopes. Under a recent
ruling of the secretary of the treas
ury, lottery tickets and lottery circu
lars and advertisements are liable to
customs duties as "printed matter."
Article 11 of the universal postal
union treaty forbids the mailing of
any article from one administration
of the union to another, which under
tho laws of the country of destina
tion is liable to customs duties, and
as lottery tickets and lottery circu
lars aud advertisements are dutiable,
and are, therefore, unlawfully in the
mails, they will be treated by cus
tom officers as "forfeited goods."
Under Section 021 P. L. & 11. post
masters at exchange offices are au
thorized to stamp matter which they
have good reason to believe contains
dutiable articles, "Supposed Liable
to Customs Duties." When a letter
so indorsed reaches the oilico of des
tination, the postmaster must require
the addressee to open it in tho pres
ence of the' customs officer, or in the
presence of himself if ho has been
designated for that purpose by the
customs officer; and if lottery tickets
or lottery circulars are found in the
letter, it must bo surrendered to the
customs officer, or sent to him in a
"penalty envelope." Tho practice
of permitting tho addressee to refuse
the letter, after discovering the con
tents, is erroneous. The addressee's
receipt for the letter .makes the deliv
ery complete, after which it is to be
dealt with according to the regula
tions of the treasury department.
Maeiiiage in Hiss Life.
The S.in Diego California Sun
thus dilates upon a hili-grade mar
riage that occurred in that vicinity
We acknowledge a piece of hard
tack and corn cake. Miss Hole-in-the-Sock,
daughter of Lame Ante
lope, and Mr. Left Hand acted as
the bridesmaid and groom. Old
Man Afiaid-of-lhe-Di;vil, the medi
cine man of the tribe, performed the
ceremony in an impressive manner,
his touching advice to tho newly
wedded pair bathing in tears cheeks
which had not felt the dampening in
fluence of water for years. Alto
gether it was one of tho most re
cherche affairs which has agitated
aboriginal circles since Roaring Bull
had his toe cut off by a barley mow
ing machine five years rgo.
The presents were rich and costly,
consisting in part as follows: Receipt
for curing the itch from Mr. and Mrs.
Broken-Legged Beaver; two cans of
cove oysters from the bride's brevet
mother; pair of soldier drawers from
a Col ton friend to the groom; plug
of Hanna's navy plug tobacco from
Mr. and Mrs. Boil-on tho-Neck; AV
er's Almanac for 1776 from a San
Bernardino friend; box Sedlitz pow
ders from Mr. Whop-jawcd-William;
a pint of peanuts from Mr. and Mrs.
Carry-me-homo to-dio of the Rialto
sand dunes; half a dozen corn plas
ters from Mr. and Mrs. Spiko-tail-hog;
kindest regards from Mr. aud Mrs.
Traveling Bear; a few small pota
toes from Hamilton B. Cicero of the
Consolidated Precincts; a photo
graph of the editor of tho Riverside
Press from himself; a bottle of cas
tor oil decorated with red ribbo n
from Sore-toedJiin; a pickled pig's
foot from Mr. and Mis. Go-there-Yourself;
au car syringe from Peg
leg Lazurus; promise of some spare
ribs next hog killing from Mrs.
thus ended the matrimonial dance
of tho Yumas.
Tho most valuable book on the
market now is tho "Story of Man."
It treats on this subject front the
creation to the present day. D. E.
Robbius, agent, East Side postoflioe.
Tinware, Glassware, C ockery.
Las Vegas, 2ST. IMT.
Pianos & Organs,
OF ALL HAKES,
At lowest prices and on easy pay
ments. Everything in tbo musio line. Cat
alogucs free. Second-hand pianos
bought, sold and exchanged. Span
ish and English books, stationery and
T. G. MERNIN,
Bridge Street, Las Vegas, N. M.
ALL KINDS OF
School Supplies &
Always on hand. Don't fail to call
and examine stock.
Plaza : Market I
Tho only place whero you
can find fine Corn-Fed Beef,
choice Mutton, Pork and
Charles : Felch.
CIGAR : STORE
JOHN FEIKE & BRO.,
Doalors In all kinds of
CIGARS, TOBACCO AND
Repairing of Pipes a specialty.
East Las Vegas, New Mexico,
H. S. WOOSTER,
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE,
Precinct No. 29, East Las Vegas
Acknowledgments and Conveyances
promptly attended to.
II MEAT MARKET.
The only place in town
where you can find fine
Corn-Fed Beef, Choice Mut
ton, Pork, Veal, Sausage,
Poultry and Eggs constant
ly on hand.
I; D. Romero,
Cheap : Store,
Boots and Sho ss
And General Merchandise.
M. Romero, Agent.
Southwest Corner of Plaza.
J. K. MABTIN.
O. F. HUNT.
MARTIN & HUNT,
Contractors d MM
Plans and spevltlcatlon made for all
Shop and Office or Douglas Aveque
OPPOSITE CENTRAL HOTEL.
Qura Elastlo Itooflnir Folt oosta only t3 wt
100 square tout. Makes a good root for years,
aud anyone oun put It on. bead stamp (or
sample and full particulars.
Gum Elastic Roofing Co.
39 A 41 W. Broadway, New York.
LOCAL AOENTB WANTED-
Dry Ore Separator.
Tbe very bent. Uses no water No freezing
up. Haves ;iiau!lng waste. Haves. high per
eoutngo. bend for circulars.
a. r. uuAnufiK, Denver, i;oio.
Roller St amp Mill
Boats them all. Works dry ores. Makes even
araulatlun. No dead work, henoe minimum
mr. A. P. UKXKUKM, Lvuvr, UuhK I
Ranch and Minin
v wrf?. r tjl-. s n m - x . . .-r-'jf
Bell & Williams,
Fancy and Staple Grocers,
All classes of Canned and Bottled Goods,
CIGARS, TOBACCO, ETC., ALWAYS KEPT IN STOCK.
All kinds of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables received daily. :
CagT Free Delivery.
BRIDGE STREET, LAS VEGAS, N. M.
CLUB BILLIARD HALL !
(OPEN DAY AND NIGHT)
The Finest in New Mexico,
Sixth Street, - East Las Vegas,
A. H. QUXiTIiEY. Prop.
Finest Wines and Liquors always on hand, the only place in the
City whero you can obtain tho celebrated "Hutch & Kitch Cigars."
H. C. COORSi
(Successor to Coors Bros.)
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN
Hardware, Lumber, Sash, Doors. Blinds, Varnishes,
JPAllsTTS, OIL3 -B-InTX) 0-XjA.SS,
Carpet Felt, Tar Felt, and Plain Board Building Paper,
Peerless Weather Strips,
CBRHZZjIiOS II AUD AND SOFT COAZi
EAST LAS VEGAS, NEW MEXICO.
TELEPHONE No. 60. Goods Delivered Free in City.
J. S. ELSTON,
Wall Paper, Window Shades,
Paints, Oils, Glass, Etc,
Tubo Colors and Artists Materials in stools
SIXTH STRET, EAST LAS VEGAS.
Wi lulling ni Loan imiim
Offers Good Inducements aliko to Borrowers and Investors. One
Loan made already. See
. E. JOHXTSOXT, Isooal Agent.
Plumbing, Gas and Steam Fitting.
Electric Light, Gas and Coal Oil Fixtures,
Sewer pipe, Pumps, Hose, Engine Trimmings and Flttinga4 Btt. &Xh
Lead aud Iron Vixib
Pelts and Grain.
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