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EAST LAS VEGAS, NEW MEXICO, THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 28, 1896,
THE ST. WUIS STORM
Last Evening's Tornado Kills
'Hundreds, and Destroys
Millions of Property.
VERY WORST EVER KNOWN
Scores of Fires lireak Oat and
the Short Supply of YVnter
Adds to the Horror.
THE PEOPLE YET DAZED
" St.'J-ouis, Mo., May 28. Hundreds
of precious human Jives snuffed out of
fxineaca in tbU city and East St.
Louis, and millions.of dollars' worth of
property destroyed, surpasses tbe
record for many years.
The tornado first struck the oity
about 5 o'clock, yesterday afternoon,
and raged very neatly an hour, being
nccompanied by a tremendous rain and
n 1 mo:-1 continuous lightning;. Tbe
Htreets were in utter darkness and
were everywhero obstructed. The
wires and debris from wrecked build
ings rendered traversing them, last
night, impossible, in the efforts to
take out tbe dead, dyinir and wounded.
To add to tbe borror, scores of fires
broke out in tbe ruins and tbe water
works had been damaged early in the
evening and the supply cut cff.
In South and East St. Louis tbe
storm was even worse. It entered
South St. Louii in tbe southwestern
suburbs and cut a wide swath to the
Eads bridge, laving waste scores vt
factories, large buildings and dwell
ings. Thousands arc homeless rnd
many river steamers were sunk in the
awful storm, carrying all on biard to
a watery dialb. A Dumber who wera
lost on tbo steamers will never be
, It will be days before the list of the
,.ead can be ascertained. Clearing the
streets ana a systematic searcn ior
' bodies was begun promptly, to-day
Tall buildings in tbe city confined
the storm for a whilo, but with renew
ed fury it burst from its restraint and
either partly wrecked or damaged the
There is scarcely ,8 house of any des
cription in St. Louis, to-day, not show
ing tbo result of tbe high windt
The dead and irjured are slowly be
ing recovered and cared for at the hos
pitals acd morgues.
The pecplo have not yet calmed
down sufficiently to realize the full ex
tent cf the disaster. Everyone seems
The disaster is undoubtedly the
worst since the Jobnstowns Hood. .
.News comes slowly, from the ooun.
try district, telling Vf . ruin and des
truction evervwbere. When the truth
Is known it is expected the death list
will be much larger than at present.
'Washington, May 28 Congress
has passed a concurrent resolution of
sympathy for St. Louis and has di
rtctediho secretary of war to issue
tenia m the sufferers and do all that
could be done In any way to relieve
Jamestown: N. Y May 28 Ex-
Coniiressnian Sistons, of Panama,
Chautauqua county, dropped dead at
akewood to-day. It is supposed to
. Jisve been from heart disease.
' Trouble Feared.
Avrr.cn Mav 28 Trouble is ex
pected with the fishermen on the
inuLAr rolumbij. If the strike con
tinues, a company, armed with Win
chesters, will be organized to keep the
A Cloier Union.
Cap: Tows, Africa, May 8. Dr.
T.evi!i. neotetarv of state, and General
itr.nhptt. trice. president of the South
Afr.aah lcnublica. are visiting Bloom
ni(n .nil mill hn nrnaent at the de-
luiiuu, . ..... - i
bate In Volksbord, of the Orange Free
&taip. on a Drouosition for a closer
OltlMt Baptist Church.
Watkbloo, III.; May 28 One of
the greatest meetiugs of Baptists ever
held in the west began hre, to-day,
th nconrion beinc tto celebration of
rl,n rrnlpnr.ini rf the birib cf the
church cf New Design, near this place.
v hich is ibe oldest Baptist church in
J'Un"i$. The original structure has
inn.- since disappeared, but its site is
! irbeii bv a little mound which is tbe
hrina at vrhich hundreds of the de
4iomintin irom all parts of Illinois
.Hcirt neiirlibtirins' states as well, will
for the cent two or three
RyJ Military Tournaatsnt.
T r.NDON. Mav 28 -A larger crowd at
tended the opening of the royal mill
tary tournant, to day, than was erer
the case in former years, a fact proba,
bly due to tbe mn."tial f pirit which has
nravaiieii tlirouchou' the empire. the
nHt vear. The tournament, this year,
contains uiany atlrc'.ie noveltks, not
the least fnterasting of which is a spec.
tacular representation of the march of
be Ashantie expedition in which the
lau Prince Henry of Battenburg lost
riH lifa. At the format opening, to
day, (iencral Wolseley presided.
Will Patch Up Differences.
New York, N. Y May 28 As
resa.it of an important conference held
itrtthe Waldorf, to day, it is considered
more than probable that two great
patriotic societies, tbe Daughters l
. the Ame.'can Revolution and - the
Daughters of the Revolution, will
patcb up their d'fferences nod unite
jnto one body under one name. t The
toroach between the fwo organizations
vhicb are so nearly alike la eyery way
iias bem tbe cause of a aerie ol in
rnal dissensions inimical to the best
interests of each and consolidation
f the twe will be hstled with salisfac
4ion by members ol cb society
. $icabov the country.
Has Bean Excitement and Animation at
Convknton Hall, rrmuuRo, P.,
Mav 28. All was excitement and am
mation in Convention ball, tbia morn
ing, preparatory to be oontcst for Ibe
nroa dnn Hi t cRel. ueieiTBien
nontators were earlv on the ground
and the hurrying to and fro of the for
mer as they lobbied with the Stat
Hoion.At and ucrht to perfect tbslf
deals, gave the hall an animated ap
Tbe friends of Joshua Levering, ol
Baltimore, claimed at 10 o'olooK toat
thpu hail an ouuaud-out majority for
tbe first plaae on the ticket.
Other names which ft was' derided
k. onniiui fill i mrirnlnc to 1)1 BCC be
fore the convention were those of JobD
G. Woolley, the noted temperance
orator, formerly of Minneapolta, but
now of Chlcazo: Bet. Cnarl K
Bentley, of Lincoln, Neb., who officia
tes as pastor of two i jptisc . cnuroues
in that oiir : Colonel George W. Bain,
of Lexington, Ky. ; Walter B. Hill.
Georgia; Thomas K. Carskadon, of
West Virginia; II. Clay Bafcomb, a
wealthy manufacturer of TroyrNew
York, and Ileniv B. Metoalf, another
wealihv manufacturer, of Pawtuckel,
There was little talk concerning tbe
second place on tbe ticket, for the rea
son that the choice will be governed
entirely by geographical conditions
utter the presidency has been disposed
of. Tbe broad-guage delegates are iu
control of tbe convention, and tbe
committee on resolutions now. in ses
sion will probably report a free.siiver.
anti-monopoly, woman's suffrage, re
Topics Under OIwumIob.
Louisville, Kentucky, May 28.
The delegates to the national federa
tion of Women's clubs cf the United
State" entered aotively, this morning,
into the business of tbe gathering ac
corded to the departments in which
they were respectively interested. The
meetings were held in McAuley's thea
ter and its annex, the lecture room ol
the Walnut street cLurob, Lsederkranz
ball aud Liberty hall., Mrs. Florence
Howe Hall presided over the depart.
ment of literature; Mrs. John Vance
Cheney, bf San Francisco, over that Of
finance: Mrs. Edward Looestretb, of
Philadelphia, over that cf philanthio
pby; Mrs. J. N. Flower, of Chicago,
over the social economic section, ana
Mrs. W. E. Fischel, of St. Louis, over
that of education. Matters relating to
these topics were . exhaustively dis
Card ol Thanks. -
We with to return tbanks for the kind.
nets sbowo u by tbe many friends, whose
presence enJ sympathy were extended to
ui In our sad bereavement, the death ana
burial of oar der and most loving father,
and we wish especially to thank Her. A.A.
Layton and tbe Baptist choir; alto, all
those who sent their beautiful floral offer
ings. - "Not mine but God's will ' be don-'
Mrs. Margaret Bcardman.
George Boardm&n. '
Mrs. W. Babkes.
Mrs. M. Clark. f
Clara and Agnes Boardman
Deeds ol Transfer.
Adolpb Teitlebaum to Manuel Martinet
y Goozales, consideration, f 100; conveys
lot 27, in block 10, Komero addition.
Lawrence E. Trainer and wife to Thomas
W. Hay ward and Julius Graaf, consider
ation, $1,000; conveys lots 20, 27 and 125 ft.
of 28, B. "A" Rosenwald addition.
Jesus Romero to Timeteo Komero, con-
Ideration, flT; conveys lot in Las Vegas.
Nine trains of cattle passed through Las
Vegas from the south, last nlgbt.
TOO It 8 ALU. -A folding bath tub, with hot
jj water nxturea, .
1.711 u. , niiv e
nnit RAT.F. At WatrouH. M. M.. 460 bead
JJ of good yeaillng steers. For price and
other particulars, wnta to jta. u. wooa
bury or II. K. ltyers, Watrous. N. M. 158ml
U month for seventy months, will nay for
a three-room residence, with good yard
and grind neighborhood; centrally located.
K.siaence lots nve years- time.
U9tf ' J, H. TUTLKBAUlt.
T710B RENT Furnished rooms, convenient
sj to Dotn towns; cnirauy locaiea. in
quire at The Oftic ofBce V- l'
Second Hand Store,
' FOR- '
Bargains in Furniture.
And Household Goods of all kinds
Next door to P. O., East Las Vegas.
Now located on Sixth street, two doors
north of the PostofSoe,
The Finest Line of
Stoves and Steel Ranges
Jo the City.
Heating apparatus heavy sheet Iron
work, etc.. contracted for at the bottom
price. 11 us ognre on your worn..
B. C. PITTENGER & CO.
Goods called for
aud delivered.. .
f. J, Glib
THE MATTHEWS BC3M
Its Death-Knell will Id Sounded
' by Sound-Money Demo
crats in Indiana.
FRED GRANT MENTIONED
The SdIU In the Democratic
lUnkft on tbe Money ques
tion Pleases the Tops.
MOSCOW SCENES TO-DAY
lNDUAroLil. Ind., May 28.
Though tbe demoorats lostrumontal in
the callioff of the sound-money mass
meeting to be bald al Enghsb'a operA
bouse, to-night, disclaim anything of
the kind, it Is the general belief la
political circles that Ibe real purpose
of tba demonstration is to give form to
tbe movement looking to , the over
throw of Governor Matthews' presi.
dential aspirations. Sloe th boom
of the Indiana governor was first
launched upon tba tea of politic,' ibe
aound-monev winar of the party In this
state hat been a little diffident in
coming forward to III support, but ' no
onen opposition was talked of until
the governor'a recent flop into the
camp of the illverile. Even now the
leading gold-standard meo avoid d fo
cussing the subject, but the general
understanding is that In org tolling to
resist the free-tilver movement la
Indiana, they will make an effort to
take the win! tut of the Matthews
boom. Color It given tbit ttate.uent by
the announcement to-dty, that the
meeting will be addressed by several
leading democrats who have been most
aolive in their opposition to the gov
For Vic PmlAMt.
i Nkw York, N. Y , May 28 Col.
Fred Grant is now mentioned promi
nently for vice-president with MtKln.
ley. It is aald that Mr. Ilacoa favort
the seloollon. -.
j . Scenes of Splendor.
4 Moacow, May 28 I: wt long after
daybreak, this morning, when tbe great
banquet tendered by ibelrlmperial maj
esties to the higher ecclesiastics and the
princes and nobles of tba allium eame
to a close. It wat a gorgeous fuoo
tfon, tbe expenditure for Ibe enlertsln
ment of tbe night being estimated at
nearly f 3.000,000.
This morning, attended by an esoort
of military, the riar and caarlna drove
through tbe oily In ao open carriage,
and afterwards received, al the pa'act,
the felicitations of large number of
nobles and foreign representatives.
The second great aptclacular event
of the season, tba coronation Court
Gala ball, takes place, to-night, at tbe
Granovltaia palace, and H will bt a
scene of splendor unsurpassed la an
cient or modem history tinea tbe dedi
cation of Solomon's temple.
The Split In the Dsecrotlt Ranks SotMylac
to the Pop.
Chicago, III., May 28 It develops
to day that correspondence it now pass
ing between representative populists in
tbit ana various otoer tiaies, tooting
to a conference of leaden lo be held
either in this city or St. Liuis about
the third week in June, for tbe pur
pose of considering: the tituation of
the parly lo advanoe of tbe demooratlo
national convention. Tba split in tbe
national democratic party, growing out
of the financial contention It proving a
tource of much satisfaction to tba pop
ulist leadirs, many of whom favor a
ticket beaded by ex (uv. Boiet, of
Iowa, and U, S. Circuit Judge II. C.
Caldwell, of Little Rock. Tbe latter It
strong candidate lor tbe populist
presidential nomination, but it la be
lieved tbat he wonld accept second
place as tunning mate lo tbe 'grand
old man1' of the Iowa democracy. A
good deal of tbit kind of talk was
beard at tbe recent democratic nonven.
tion in Dubuque, at wbicb a large num
ber of populist! were In attcadaoce.
fhe platform adopted, moreover, both
in it& silver plunks and the demand for
a department of labor lo the cabinet,
appeared an admirable modtl (or a na
tional fusion ticket.
The Gospel Tnt.
An Inoreaking Interest was tboxn last
evening, at the Tabernicle tent.
'The Prophecy of Daniel," 7.27 w(l
discussed, showing tbt rst and fall of tbe
four universal kingdoms, Babylon, Medo-
Persia, Urefclen and Home,
The subject was discussed at pertaining
to tht people of Qod and how history
proves tbe fulfillment of tbe prophetic
word. . . .,,
Tbe discourse for this evening will be
Daniel 8:11, or tbt longest propbelic
period in the Biblt.
Douglas Ave., first door
west ot Furlong gallery.
Family Washing a Specialty.
Good Work Done
(in Shrt Notice.
GIVE US A TRIAL.
Ward Block, Railroad Ave.,
Mrs, Wm, Qoln, Prop. .
. Tables Served With
EVERYTHING THE SEASON AFFORDS,
Cooked and Served lo the Highest Order.
Meals, 25o. Board by week, f 5.
A t'M ViM convince you of the neritt pf
TKS MODEL RL-8TALB Jfft
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest V. S. Gov't Report
v J J lJl (WW
IX A w &z
j Missing Child Pound.
The flrt-ytar-old child of air. an J Mi
Louis Reisler, lost from a pasaangtr trulor
out from La Joots, Colo, last Friday,'
was found by a brother, Tuesday eveulDgy
about flo'elock, eight miles distant from It el
railroad track, and In a truly pitiable cony
dltlon, the little one having Wandered aim
lessly about tbe country tor a distance oj
twenty miles. ' Ho a child of suuh ttndoij
managsd to iubslsl for lb long a Urns'
upon a trackless, treeless' anl , almost
waterless plalo, It a mystery. Marks of Its
little flugsre were sten on the edges of oc
casional puddltt of water and this clue
probab y led to tbe discovery of tbt .child
by the brother, to whose persistency In not
abandoning tbe search the little sister
owes her lire, at til but him bad abandon
ed bob anilglvennpthebunt.
. A special communleatlon of Cbapitaas'
Ledge, No. S, A. F. and A. Al., will b held
Friday, 1:30 p. m. sharp, for tht purpose of
attxodiog funeral service of our lite Bro.,
James Dennis, of Black Diamond Lodge,
No. S74, Weir, Kansas. '
Mr rubers are requested to attend. Visit
ing brethren fraternally Invited. ' ,. - : a
A. F. Bknidict,
CtciLIO KostitWALD. Acting W. M.
Becretiry. .' '
, ".Itepairer of
Guns, Locfcs, Bicycles
' end everything of this class.
Rubber Stamps Manufactured, aria
Guns kept in stcck For Kent, f
Sporting Goods, and a full line of
' Bicycle Supplies. c
Shop on Center Street, next door to Mou-
leiuuia iwiaarsnh .
Lawn Mowers Sharpened.
PHCENKX MEAT MARKET,
J. 5, Dillon, Prop.
Dealer In all kinds of
: HAMS AND BACON,
Fish, Game and Poultry in Season.
! " . ORDERS SOLICITED.
Are being shown by .
Prices are always as low as is consistent
with tbe work done. Ladies are invited to
call and oaamlne.
' n Dress-Making Department,
making a specialty of fine work. Is in
charts of Misi Hanlon, (lata of Bullene,
Moore & Emory, of Kansas City) an
adept In tbe art of cutting, fitting and do
ing One work. Tbe patronage of tbe ladies
Is solicited. All work guaranteed. Prices
from $ft.00 up.
Douglas Ave. Butcher Shop.
Fiesb Butterlne, cheaper and better than
Creamery butter. Leaf lard, Bausage and
fresh Meats every day.
... . '
Canter Bt, East Las Vegas,
C1IAIILES WKIGflT, l'rop'r.
Best Twenty-five Cent
Meals in Town.. . , , , .
Tabl supplied wltb everything tbe mar
Ket anoras. rntronage auuuiHiu.
O. S. ROGERS,
LAS VEGAS, N.
(Tot. 7, 8 ini 9 Bridge street,
Special attention given to brand
inar irons, and jreneral blacksmith
ing and woodwork. Al! ork
Dromrjtlv done and i satisfactior
guaranteed. t "
1 JOE HAEFNER, Alt.
The world's famous Pabs;
lojf Rcer js now on tap at the
following places, at 5c per glass:
' PACK BElb,
QUINLY & BENJAMIN,
P. SAVILLE, RALPH OLDHAM '
CI ARK A FORSYTHE,
- . W. S. STAjSDISB.
" Wall pspsr and picture mouldings, all
Hew 181)6 puUcirnaat H. O. Coora' ISOtf
k Tbe pew building on Bridge street can
now ba rented lor balls, entertainments,
meetings, etc.", " at reasonable rates. In
quire at tbe hardware store of D. Winter
Hfta. " 150-tf
t:.-, r. ,: r
, " Your Stomach. ..
DiseaNe elsewhere cannot be cooguered,
If your stomach does not do" its work well.
Macbeth mineral water Is a certain mire
for indigestion and vtber disorders of tiie
etomaob.. Begin In the proper manner to
build up your system by drinking Macbeth
water, fresh from the well every morning.
At R,qth't meat market. lU-tf.
Hartman is agent for Wanamaker
Brown and Mills & Merrill, fine tailor
made clotblug. Het samples at Hartman'i
store. . .,, .... 60-tf
" June 6th to 13th, Inclusive. "".J;
J. Club Astoclatlon, of Denver.
TROTIING, PACING, RUNNIKO
and BICYCLE RACKS HACK DAY.
. Jror'ibf(Jrmation addiess,
..!-'." ! CHAS. fj. GOODMAN, Secretary,
MSoittb b -"JB utfjtll n or, DKNVKR, COLO.
t ' - - , : liM-dAwim
S I a
.Capital Paid in
t Z1;. V 'OF LAS VEGAS. t'-"l' ' i'
t- ' - v . OFFIClBRSl
DB. J. M. CUNNINGHAM, President,
; V . FRANK SPBINQEB, Vice-President.," ' . '
D. T.' HOSKINS, Caehier. . i;; , .
F. B. J AND ART, Assistant CnehjQr;
t3T ptTKRKST PAID OH TIMB DEPOSITS IJEM
SAVINGS BANK. Paid up capital, $30,000.
aar-SaTs vonr earntna-a bv dDosltlnar them In the Laa VtQAB BAVtsoa BlaTK, Where
they will bring you an income. itvery aoiiar tavea, m two aoiinre maaa.--
"' ' No deposits reoelved of less than fl. s
., : Interest paid on all deposits o( $fi and over.
A large end complete line of
Plows arid Points
Kent constantly ot hand, together with
Garden Hose, Wire Netting,
Poultry and Fence Wire,
STOVES AND FANCES
of every description.. .
Your patronage is solicited at the
Old Town Hardware Store,
NEW EUILDISG," ,
826 & 328 Railroad Ave nue.
l..-."v':' DEAJ.BBS IK " 'V" '-"V.; '-i-
Kciiaolx Supplies a Speolaltyi
Goods deliyerod free to all parts of tbe
fore purchaalng, and be onvinoed of our low prices. 7 ,
r-. - Complete line of Cartridges and Ammunition always on hand.
WISE, Notary Public. Established 1881. .
WISE & HOQSETT,
LbANS AND BEAE ESTATE,
- , Sixtb and Douglas Avea., East Las Veis, N-M.
Improved and Unimproved Lands and City
attended to tor jMon-resiaems. lines
South Side Plaza. )
AJ bsautifui Line of
Imported Hand Made Silk Lace Collars,
and Linen Laces.
Robt; L M. Ross,
Real Estate , -AND
Prices to Suit tie TMbx,
Lots from $100 np.
",f--'-,f : ' y -i j ' ... ; .
801 & AGENT .! tb? Hill-site
,. Town Co,, addition, and the Eldo-,.,
rado Town Co. lower additlonj '..
Residences, Businesa Properties,
Loans, Mortgages and Securities.
Desirable Acre Properties; Fatms nnder
Irrigation Ditches. Otuoe on
JD FtM , ta iMt OPIU HOME. L IM VlU A.
Sucelssor to X 8. Klston,
. Olazltife, taper Hanging, Etc.
Shop Opposite Express Office.
TELEPHONE 57. : .
, . Manufacturer of ... t . .
Sash and Doors, - '"'"'f'f
Surfacing and Matching
JElo.n.itie: -Mixi ,
and OrBoe Corner of Blanchard street n
- (irand avenue. . . -
BASTLASVEOA . ' NEW MRX .
Hbnbt (jOkb, Prea
H. W. Kellt, Yioe Pres.-
D. T. Hoskths, Treas. . .
city. Call and examine our stoat: ot
P. C. HOQSKTT.
Property for sale. Investments made and
examined, uents coneuwu auu ni ibiu.
'las nnesi lino oi uarriKi, dukkim,
T U . . a Dl.iy.lnn. .ml I riA A
Carts in tin Southwest.t the best
Livery and Feed Stable,
" . IRIori 8TET, IAS VtOM
First National Bank,
LAS VEGAS, NEW MEXICO.
JEFpHSON BAYNOLDS, President
JOHN W. ZOLLARS, Vice-Presidentr A. B. SMITH, Cashier,
- Accounts Received Subject to Check.
Interest Paid on Time Deposits.
East Las Vegas and Socorro, N. M.
ool Hides and Pelts.
mm 1ttta' tjstaataaatnnnn,
Ranch and Mining SuppliEBi
Fence Wire, Nails,
Picks and Shovels. .
BLASTING I GIANT POWDEB.
, PLOWS, FARM TOOLS,
V ;; v V and . all kinds of
' Agricultural Implements.
FARM, GRASS AND GARDEN SEED.
PORTT , A Tsrri n"Ri"M"Tn'Krrr
ACME CEMENT PLASTER,
i'i..--.' him iSHBSi3ii
- 4. 11
(Successoi to Coora Bros.)
j . . ' ' '
. . WHOUtiAJ AMD UTAH. DBALKB Vt
mmm. lumber, sm,
EAST LAS VEGAS, . . -TELEPHONE
Ho. 66 Goods dell vered free 1b city.
Piviprietor of the
New Mexico Planing Mill
- -' Has . I ujt Received an Assorted Stock of
BU ILDING M AXE RIALS
Of all Kinds and Styles,
Which he offers for sale at prices to suit the.tlrnes. He keeps on hand
always, native and redwood lumber, and shingles, and gives special at
. . i.-ii i -..,.,..-. :n .u.n,',! i,:m:h mntA.:Ai i -
tention to builders and contractors,
delivered free of charge, in the city.
Corner Seventh aad Jackson Streets, East Las Vegas.
" T RLE PHONE S.
I NO TROUBLE
J To Show Our Goods.
VAwaaas av .a
The only first-class house in the
city. Headquarters for stockmen.
In ohareeof Cuisine Department. Rataai
tfio par meal : $6 per week. Tables supplied
with everything the market affords. -
MRS. S. B. DAVIS
Booms by the day for 50o to $1 .00: bv
month, 5 to $13.
doors, bijsds, tamsris
and Soft Coal.
in want of building materials,
A. G. SCHMIDT
And dealer in
Hasvy .. Hordwnrn,
Ererr kind of wasoa material on hand
Horseshoeing; and repairing: a si
Hrana ana Alanzanares Atmuh,
Late of Topewa, Kansas, .
Beatonable Prices. 912 Frluoe St,
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