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Th2 Latsst Typ3 F n n Brings business. If you want " to buy anything, rent any- $ thing, sell anything-, the best 5 aud quiciceit results are to be (;' had through The Optic wants. Sj I1 MJI f M ! I i 1 ! r 1 are used in The Optic's j,,;. X Department, so you cm C,c t i. A V on it that your work will l,r X turned out with an u; to-d..' . - ress nut to be excelltd. v Ji2JOi x: 1 VOL. XXI. EAST LAS VEGAS, NEW MEXICO, THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 21,-1000, NO. k;: 1 1 , A I j BIG FAILURE ON 'COTTON EXCHANGE Price, McCormlck & Co. Fall and Lose Heavily In a Bid Bear Movement. BAD SITUATION IN ST. LOUIS Alaskan Bill, Trusts and St Louis Exposition In House-Industrial Commission- Puerto RICAN APPOINTMENT New York, May 24 The announce ment ot the failure of Price, McCor mick & Co., was made today by the chairman of the New York exchange. The firm consists of Theodore H Price, W. O. McCormlck, R. M. Stew art Wortley, Walter H. Price and George Crocker, the latter a special partner. It was a most active firm and hiH large out of town connec tions. Special partner Crocker is of a wealthy California family. The an nouncement of the suspension created great excitement on the cotton ex change. New York, May 24 Today's develop ment on the cotton exchange marked the culmination of one of the biggest bear movements ever recorded. Pre vious to the suspension of Price, Mc Oormick & Co., the market had broken over twenty points, under the terrific selling for both accounts which case from all directions. The excitement was Intensified by the rumors of other firms being In financial straits. Price, McCormlck & Co. have long been re garded as the loading supporters of the market. At one time It was said that they were going to put August spot cotton to ten cents, but despite their efforts they could not hold the market up. While Impossible to get definite figures, various firms on Wall street place the firm's loss in cotton at from $1,000,000 to $3,000,000. Will- lam J. Curtis and William N. Crom well are the assignees. Geo. Crocker it Is understood contributed to the firm $300,000 special capital. Tactics That Will Bring Pressure. St. Louis, Mo., May 24 This is the seventeenth day of the groat strike Inaugurated by the employes of the St. Louis transit company and a set tlement seems farther away than ever. At a mass meeting last night, a reso lution was passed to the effect that all union labor throughout the United States bo asked to instruct their rep resentatives to oppose the passage of the World's fair appropriation bill un less the St. Louis transit company Bottles the strike satisfactorily to the former employes. St Louis, May 24 Governor Stephens, who held a conference today with the police commissioners, said ""I am satisfied the trouble along the street car lines and the whole spirit o anarchy which prevails so largely In St. Louis at present Is being foment ed by the machinations of a certain coterie of democratic politicians who hope by their course In some manner to make gains at the approaching party primaries. "These persons are responsible for many effigies of myself and the police authorities, dangling from poles and trolley lines. It is as a result of these movements that I have received a letter threatening my life. If as gov ernor of Missouri, with all the power vested In that office, I can put an nd to the disgraceful, I may eay abom inable condition, that prevails in St. Louis, I shall employ every iota of that power." , South Dakota Republican Convention. Sioux Falls, S. D., May 24 The re publican state convention adjourned sine die this morning. A ticket -was completed as follows: Governor Charles N. Herrled; lieutenant gover nor, Geo. A. Snow; secretary of state, O. C. Berg; treasurer, John Chamber; auditor, J. D. Reeves; superintendent of schools, E. E. Collins; land com missioner, David- Eastman; attorney general, John L. Pyle; railroad com missioner, Frank Lecoc.. Resolu tions were adopted instructing the delegates to the national convention for McKinley. Canonization Celebration In Rome, Rome, May 24 There was a mag nificent spectacle in St Peter's to day on the occasion of the canoniza tion of Jean Baptiste de La Salle, founder of the order of Christian Brothers, ind Rita de Casoia, nun of the Augustinan order. The pope was seated on the pontifical throne. Car dinals and other ecclesiastics being massed around him. Saxton Named Advocate General. Albany, N. Y., May 24 It la under stood here on excellent authority, that president McKinley has offered to Charles T. Saxton, formerly lieutenant governor of the state, at present judge of the court of claims, the position of Judge advocate of Puerto Rico. Ho will probably accept " Commission Completes Report. Washington, May 24 The indus trial com mission completed its report m general labor laws. It will b-j for warded to c.u j i.s on Saturday. Thli report, it is said will be of greater Importance than the report on trusts It has been found Impossible to make a number of specific recommendations one of the principal ones being that labor laws be made uniform throughout the states. Freedmen's Aid Gets Two Secretary. Chicago, 111.. May 24 The Methodist general conference reconsidered IU previous action and decided to allow the Freedmen's aid society Two secre taries. CONGRESSIONAL DOINGS Alaskan Government Bill; 8t Lou It Exposition and Trusts Considered. Washington, D. C, May 24 The bouse resumed consideration ot the Alaskan civil government bill. Amend' ments to the mining provisions were adopted to authorize the secretary of war to grant permits to dredge for gold below mean low water and pro vide that nothing in the act shall be construed as nullifying claims hereto fore legally located. " Washington, May 24 The house committee on Louisiana purchase ex position at St Louis, 1903, this after noon voted to report the exposition bill without recommendation, favor able or unfavorable. The bill as per fected pledges the government to an appropriation of $5,000,000 and allows the government a proportionate share in the proceeds of the enterprise. Washington, May 24 After con ferring with Speaker Henderson.'cljalr. man Ray, of the house Judiciary com mittee, today Introduced a rule for the early consideration of the two anti trust measures. The rule makes an anti-trust constitutional amendment special order as soon as the rule is adopted with a final vote on June 1st. The anti-trust bill to follow Im mediately, with flnai vote on June 2d. ' In the senate the Bacon resolution for Cuban investigation went to the committee on contingent expenses. The Montana senatorial case went over until Wednesday. Spoon er re sumed his speech- on the Philippines. Exaggerated Account Reaches Paris. Paris, May 24 A special dispatch reports a stubborn "Tight on the island of Catubig. The American losses are reported as 500 killed or wounded. The above dispatch is undoubtedly the Filipino account of the battle of Catubig, May 20th, In which there were about twenty American casual ties. Costly Fire In Oregon. Lake View, Ore., May - 24 Fire broke out Tuesday night In the Cake View house. Almost the entire bus iness portion of the town was destroy ed, Induing three hotels, postofllce and two newspaper buildings. The loss is estimated at $350,000. Court Items. The Territorial grand jury Is about through and will be discharged In another day or so. Tom Davis, the rape fiend, was ar raigned in court today and his case docketed for trial, an Indictment hav ing.been returned against him. District Attorney Spiess has dis missed all old tax suits, they now having been included In the omnibus bill, filed in the district court. The U. S. grand jury have com pleted their labors and been dis charged. They found fifteen Indict ments out of a possible eighteen. AN EPIDEMIC Of WHOOPING COUGH. Last winter during an epidemic of whooping cough my children contract ed the disease, having severe cough spells. We had used Chamberlain's Cough Remedy very successfully far croup and naturally turned to it at that time and found It relieved the cough and effected a complete cure. JOHN E CLIFFORD, Proprietor Nor wood House, Norwood, -N.i' y. This remedy is for sale by R. D. Goodall, druggist. Notice of Removal. I have moved my dental parlors lo a suite of rooms In the Crockett block, where I will be found during office hours. DR. CLYDE DECKER. 105-tf. Special Sale of 1 k We hare mi if; iO 4 a X 1:1 ' 1 -i We Handle the BEST Only. The famous Wonder and White flountaln Freezers. You will miss it if you don't look at our good before buyirsg i BRITISH ARE ADVANCING French, Roberts and Hamilton All Moving Toward the Transvaal Capital- CULLER AT BAY, LAING'S NEK Sixty British Cavalry Badly Cut Up by Eighty or the Swa ziland Command. WILL DEFEND JOHANNESBURG London, May 24 Gen. French has reached Prospect station, about five miles north of Rhenoster river. The Boers are retreating straight on the VaaL A dispatch from Rhenoster says: The general opinion is that we will arrive at Pretoria as fast as we can march, though the Boers have an nounced to all the country that they intended to fight to the death. Gener al Ian Hamilton is co-operating in ad vance on the right Lord Roberts who presumably Is a few miles behind General French, will reach the Vaal before the end of the week. General Buller's forces crossed into the Trans vaal near In go go, but are still held at bay cut Lalng's Nek, where the Boers are entrenching themselves. Boer Camp, Volkru'st, May 24 The British crossed the Buffalo river, and were within sight of our position yes terday. They are busy emplacing heavy cannon at Schulnshovgte, near the scene of the battle on Ingogo riv er in 1881. It is reported that fight ing occurred at Bothasnek yesterday. Chris Botha, brother of the command er-in-chief, has been appointed assist ant to the commander-in-chief, and given great satisfaction. He has re vived the fighting spirit In many fed erals. In an ambush between N'Qutu and Mount Prospect, eight British were killed and thirteen wounded. Pretoria, May 24 An official bulle tin issued here today says that sixty British cavalry came into collision, May 20th, with eighty of the Swaziland command, at Choperso Nek. Fighting lasted for an hour. The British lost twenty-seven killed, twenty-five wound ed and eleven taken prisoners. Twenty-five horses, two Maxims and a quantity of ammunition were also cap tured. The federals lost one killed, one wounded. They assisted to re move the wounded and bury the dead. The advance guard at Ileilbron retir ed on the main body at the northern border. According to Free State advices the British yesterday were at Greyling's drift, on the Vaal river, twenty-five miles from Wolmaranstad with a large force, Sunday, Kalbe 'engaged the British 'between Hellbron and Llndley. The federals had to retire before an overwhelming force, losing one killed and seven wounded. Cape Town, May 24 President Kruger, it Is announced here, has is sued a proclamation saying he will defend Johnannesburg, and calling up on all Boers to fight to the bitter end. War Rumors Raise Kaffirs. London, Eng., May 24 A wild war rumor on the stock exchange today that the Mafeklng relief force had marched to Johannesburg, surprised the Boers and captured the town, suf ficed to cause a sharp spurt In Kaffirs. A Populist Named. ! Auburn, Neb., Hay 24 After being dead locked practically ,-Jl night the democratic, populist and free silver republican convention of the first dis trict nnlted on the nomination ot George W. Birgo, populist, for con gress. ' ', No Change in Plague Situation. San Francisco, May 24 There Is no change In the plague situation. No new cases or deaths reported. Physi cians think all danger is past Refrigerators i Freezersi W- I - i tt..: i too many Refrigerators m anl lea Cream Freezers. If you want one of either coma in and see our complete Hock and the price will do the rest. m (5 The world-beaters fe Alaska and Sj Cold Storage Dfif r I nv Aft. I 1 I. In i ': Madam Ruple. The celebrated palmiat now Vn 'this city draws crowds. She would carn etitly request those who can, to call during the day hours, as thejrETe less crowded. Madam Ruple says ehe can take the hand and give data of past growth; also tell of future losses or successes even to date. She can also tell you when you will marry and If your marriage will be happy. Madam Ruple, the distinguished palmist Is here. Her parlors at the St Claire hotel are crowded. Salida "Mail." The Aspen "Tribune" says: "Fame spreads quickly. Lawyers, doctors, merchants and the most prominent people of the town are calling on Madam Ruple. . She pleases them all." Madam Ruple seems to possess the power to alleviate sorrow and suffer ing wherever she goes. She wins the confidence of the people. Ouray "Her ald." Madam Ruple has parlors over th3 Furlong photograph gallery. Satis faction or no charge. STOCK MARKETS. Chicago, May 24 Cattle 9,000; butchers steady; good to prime steers $5.105.80; poor to medium $4.45 4.95; stockers and feeders 3.85 5.10; cows $3.254.75; heifers $3.40 5.25; canners $2.503.25; bull $3.00 4.40; calves $4.506.85; Texas fed steers $4.005.25; Texas bulls $3.25 3.75; sheep 11,000; slow 1015c lower good to choice wethers $5.00 5.30;' fair to choice, mixed $4.505.10; western sheep $5.005.30; yearlings $5.255.60; native lambs $4.507.10r western' lambs $G.007.10. Kansas City, May 24 Cattle 6,000; stronger; native steers $3.75 5.25; Texas steers $4.055.20; Texas cows $3.004.15; native cows and heifers $1.755.00; stockers and feeders $3.505.50; bulla $2.504.35; sheep 2,000; strong, lambs $4.507.75; mut tons $3.105.25. ' City Council: At the regular "meuuSg" ot the com mon council last evening, Mayor Coora appointed John Shank building in spector and A. J. Abers was re-ap pointed city engineer, with Instructions to establish grades on certain streets in the northern part of the city, for which month's services ne will be al lowed $80 by the city. An ordinance waffTiWCSntetl fixing the amount of license to be paid for the sale' of manufactured cigarettes ot $250 per nnnum in advance. On motion, it was decided to bring suit on a number of licenses now in the hands of the city attorney for collection. ROSENTHAL FURNIT8RE CO 113-15 R S. AT3. Odd. Gross, Blackwell & C. East Las Vegas, N. M. Hall Racks The new g-olden oak Hall Rack with 18x18 French bevel mirrors, only $3.98 Hall Trees We arc showing1 some beauties in this line, in the new p;olden oak finish. One in particular 'should be seen, at - - - $6.48 We have others at $9.98, $10.98 and $12.48. Side-Boards All' of the new ones are here. See No. 167 in golden oak with 14x24 French bevel mirror, which we are stlling at - - - $15.98 Kitchen Cabinet Tables The housekeepers' friend. Bins for flour, meal, sugar, etc.; also drawers for spices; the bread boards are also a great feature. We have them in three sizes, the small size only - - . $3.1)8 Extension Tables A big array of 6 and 8 ft. exten sion tables are now on display at prices that will astonish you. See our 6 ft. extension table at .$4.t)8 Always Get Our Prices before buy ing elsewhere. We are sure it will pay you. The officials In the census office In Santa Fe have completed the work of sending out by registered mail the schedules to the 175 enumerators in New Mexico. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. J. Pace enter tained at Raton In honor 'of the gradu ating class of 1900, Raton high school. ' Job printing of all kinds from a milk check to the finest kind of a lithograph, can be had at The Op 1 1 c office. 82-t A few things seen at Mrs. Malboeuf's besides her big display of the latest miiluuarW-niav h mentionprt 1nint.ir shirt waists,' latest styles, all pi ices; Children' llroSSAS- lMdifc u-rntmpra well made; celebrated Cluae gluves; sora pinows; fancy silks; stamped ma terial In fact, everything seen nt a big store. lG7-tf Cornice and Tin Work. Figures will bo cheerfully given and estimates made on all kinds of cor nico, tin, and repair work. Our work is guaranteed. Our prices are rift.t. LEWIS NT OR EN. lC2tf. . Center St hirst National Bank. LAS VEGAS, NEW MEXICO. JOSHUA S. RAYNOLDS, Fresident. ' ' " JOHN W. ZOLLARS, Vice-President. A. B, SMITH, Caahle L. F. ADAMS, Accounts received subject to check. Interest paid on time deposits. I Sf2 M'g"el National Bank. OF LAS Capital Paid in ' burplus - OFFICERS J. M. CUNNINGHAM, President.' FRANK SPRINGER, Vice -President. . D. T. HOSKINS, Cashier. F. B. JANUARY, Assistant Cashier CSF-INTERKST PAID ON TIME DKPOSIT3r , THE LAS VEGAS SAVINGS BANK.- Paid up capital, $3000. CfirSave yonr earnings by depositing thtm in the Las Vicas Satikoi Bank. where they will bring you an inoome. "Every doiisir saved is two dollars made." No deposits received of less than f 1. Interest ViaM ori nil H.it. f J $3 and over. OP f w' tJF if jnQino- nr J.V VAAJ VA 7.i i m i Get your boys suits of line of soft shirts; iust summer; nice, nobby summer vests, belts, .POX ..& HARRIS, Sixth S m . AC Colorado 'Phone 81. Las Vegas " 17. The I as Vegas Steam Laundry. Introducing ; 8HOE8 "VVo have secured the exclusive agency for this famous shoe, . which is the acknowledged standard of excellency in wo men's footwear. We watitt.v- : . , ery woman in Las Veyas'. to : see these goods. Boots $3.00 yBesfc ' The Copimon 'SensVShoe Store Bridge St. C. V. Hedgcock, Pri. Hunter Restaurant . v .r IIout'ht6a Building Center Street. If you desire a first-class meal . ' go 'there. Board by the Day, Week or Month. Have, also, .. Rooms for Rent. CHAS. R. HENDERSON Funeral Director and Embalmer. 109 Railroad Ave , next to Western Union Telegraph Office, Colo. 'Phone 22. Las Vegas 200 'Vj..is : : New Mexico- ir.t Sprigs Lime Co. tl-(.'A. l'Il'!!U!!JJ, Mgr. Solo Xariufacturers of K I fiNS Peterson Canon. Oflke, 606 Douglas Ave. Both Thas-.es No. q. Assistant CashieJ". i VEOAS.J - V $100,000 50,000 Henry Goke, Pres. , H. W. Kelly, Vice Prea. D. T. Hoskins, Treas. -' . HP V "V l9rfrBF0e M Srhnrsi i VVAAVVAI p$ us We have an elcrrant the thing" for sprinor and and comfortable. Nice !$ ties and hats a Street. hi Before Ordering VOUR , . , . Spring Suit or Trousers SEE .. Theo. Arnst, the Tailor. Fit and workmanship the best and our prices less than any other bouse can make them. Also Ladies' and Gentlemen's Gar ments cleaned, pressed and repaired. THEODORE ARNST, Sixth Street. Merchant Tailor. THE SIXTH STREET MARKET has been re-opened In the old stand, on Sixth street, apposite the San Miguel notional bank. Commutation Tickets of$3.O0and$rt.00 will be sold at 5 per cent dis count for cash. Kansas City and Domestic Beef, the best of Pork : and Mutton, Game and Poultry in season, in fact, everything per taining to A F1KST-CLASS SHOT Can Be Obtained. N. J. DILLON. Prop r. El Dorado K .Restaurant, Miss Myrtle Foote, Lessee. The Best Meals Served in the City. Service excellent. 'The best of every thing on the tables. Meals 25c, HL DORADO HOTEL, Grand Aye wm V - . ' " v i fi 1 Picture Mouldin SI JUST RECEIVED I QnarterOats, Photo Frames, Mats and Mountings. GEO. T. HILL, & Home 'Phone 140 12th & National f THE PLACE TO BOARD-- IS AT THE MontezDma Restaurant. lit i 3 V I - i 0 -it : it I 1 1 i 4 10 1 (W,r t -r.-' ' 1 r i I. , Our Motto; "Uood As our Shirt Waist Sale last week proved to be a great success in spite of the unfavorable weather we have concluded to continue the same until next Saturday. We are also offering" Unapproachable Bargains in Skirls For This Week Only. Our $1.25 Skirt at $1.00 tt it $2.25 $2.75 $3.00 $4.00 Also the very latest styles of BOYS' CAPS at marve- t lously LOW PRICES, which are selling rapidly. BROWNE & COMPANY "EEliQlesBLl Wool, ; Hides, Pelts, DEALERS IN All Kinds of Native Produce Plows, Hanows, Cultivators, McCormick'sMoweis and Reapers Cray's Threshing Machines, Hay Rakes, - - - Bain Wagons Grain and Wool Bags, Baling Navajo HAY, GRAIN DRIED FRUITS. AND VEGETABLES , East Las Vegas, N. M. Just the Thing The King Among COLE'S AIR TIGHT HEATERS Anythingyou. want in the Hardware line. Sixth Street. N; L. Rosenthal & Co., , . vi Railroad Ave. Gefer al Mercliandise Ranch trade v Highest prices paid for ion. Mutual Life Insurance Coipy OF 3PO"RTIvikNI, ME. (Incorporated 1848. j The only insurance company operating under a state law of non forlrit uref providing for extended insurance in case of lapse after tliree years. IIa3 given better results in settlement with living policy holders for premiums paid than any other company. j , Death claims paid with the utmost promptness and dispatch. Writes any form of policy that may be wanted, and every policy contains the mo.- liberal terms and best advantages. ... . . 0. II. ADAMS, Manager, New Nexico, Arizona and Northwest Texas, TIIOENIX. ARIZONA. Established 1S81. P. C. Hogsett. Notary PuM WISE & HOG SETT, LOANS AMD G?xth nd Douglas Avoa., " - -0" t 4. Goods for Littlo Money." 4' t z $1.75 " $2.25 $2.50 " $3.50 MANZANARE Ties, Fence Wire, Etc Blankets. AND FEED. BASTEB1T aud El Paso, Texas. for Cold Weather, Heating Stoyes. F. J. GEHRING. a specialty. wool, hides and pelts. 1 RELLii F i - l 0. HOQSDTT. Proprietor.