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Las Vegas Free Press
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Tcesdat, Jan. 5, 1S92.
It it said tliat Gen. Lew Wallace
has made 11100,000 0(11 of "Hen llur."
This is striking it ricli.
Los Angki.ks papers estimate tliat
the wind and frost have cut down
the maturing crop of orangcH from
6,000 to 3,000 carloads this season.
Tiik Atchison's statement for No
vember, including the St. Louis &
San Francisco systems, shows gross
earnings to be 4,135,402; increase,
274,820; net earnings, 11,405,833;
Tiik merchants of St. Louis are
making a vigorous move upon con
gress to reduce letter postage from
2c to lc an ounce. This is all right
from their point of view, but the
smaller towns in the United States
Lave some rights as well as the
Tiik Tucson Citizen says of the
weather in Arizona:
1 he coldest in years, is the com
mon verdict of the present weather.
The thermometer at the university
reports a minimum of temperature
for last night of 1 1 degrees Faren-
heit. Ice did not melt in the shade
to day, and a great deal of it formed
Tiik official count of the Arizona
vole on the constitution cives a ma
jority of 3,22 ( votes; total vote,
7,738. Coconino is the only county
which voted against the constitution,
that county voting sixty-five majority
against. At least 2,000 voters did not
go to the polls at all, men who
felt uncertain about the outcome and
dodged the issue by absence.
A phenomenal run was made with
the Empire state express over the
New York Central in the early part
of the week. The run from Albany
to Utica, ninety-four miles, was
made in just 100 minutes without a
stop; from Utica to Syracuse, fifty
three miles, in fifty-seven minutes.
Another engine was attached to- the
train at Syracuse, which made the
run from Syracuse to Rochester, eighty-one
miles, in seventy-seven min
utes, and an eight-mile stretch, be
tween Macedon and Fairport, was
covered in six minutes and fifteen
The country house which Mr.
George Vanderbilt is building in the
mountain regions near Asheville,
N. C, is considered a marvel by per
sons who live in that vicinity. The
common report in that Mr. Vander
bill's place will cost him from 13,
000,000 to 4,005,000. This will in
clude the house and all its furnish
ings and the cost of tho large tracts
of land about it, and tho expensive
improvements ho has put on the
the property and the railroad which
ho built to bring stone from quarries
fifteen or twenty miles away to be
used in the construction of tho
Tiik president says: "The pur
chasing of silver as now compelled
under the law is more than the silver
men themselves thought of asking a
few year ago." There are a thou
sand ways to answer that question.
A few years ago there was no occa
sion to ask for anything; it was the
privilege of the man who owned sil
ver bullion to go to the mint and
have his product coined. That right
was denied him, and that wrong is
what silver men ask to have reme
died. They do not like to see tho
government a broker purchasing sil
ver, stealing 30 per cent of its value
ind hoarding it against itu own ini
quitous work; and the nation is in
terested because when that is done
to silver, thero is a sovereignty about
silver which drags down with it
every product of labor.
Tuk London Financial Timet re
views the miserablo condition of
agriculture on the British laud, of
which Lord Salisbury said ho hated
to thiuk and characterized in hi
phrase, "The state of agriculture in
Great Britain is simply deplorable."
The Times winds up by saying: "The
farms which a few years ago were in
the highest state of cultivation are
given up to werds.
It is only the inevitable result of our
system of fre trade." That seems
to be a largo concession for a repre
sentative journal of England to make;
but circumstauccs alter cases. It
will not be long before England will
be protecting her homo industries
and following assiduously in the
wake of Uncle Sam in this respect.
If she docs not the United States
will soon have her manufactories as
well as her farmers.
Tiie Albuquerque Citizen gets off
the following for Blaine, jr.
"James G. Blaine, jr., furnishes a
splendid example of the fact that
great men's sons seldom follow in
their father's footsteps. He has had
many opportunities, all of which
have been thrown away, and his at
titude toward his wife and child have
occasioned much unfavorable criti
cism, lie is now at work in a rail
road office, a place secured by his
father, where he earns $00 a month,
lie is not likely to repeat the old
But thero is another side to the
story, as tho following from tho St.
Louis Globe-Democrat shows:
"There is a story about young
Blaine which, although strictly true,
has not found its way into print. A
publishing firm, seeing tho use Rus
sell Harrison's name was being put
to for advertising purposes, offered
young Blaine $5,000 a year to edit a
periodical which was to circulate
freely among a branch of the civil
service. It was explained frankly
that it was his name, and not his ser
vices, that was being bargained for,
and a promise was made that every
thing should be very pleasant indeed.
Tho young man's income was then,
as now, not a fourth tho amount of
fered, but to the surprise of those
making tho offer it was not enter
tained for a moment. The papers
have been a trifle hard gencially on
the secretary's son and his unfortu
nate matrimonial venture, but his ac
tion in this particular seems to show
that he has more uclf-respect and re
gard for his father than is generally
Tiik Contention hoist at Tomb
stone burned early Sunday morn
ing. The fire caught at midnight from
a stove pipe in the blacksmith shop,
where the watchman had a lire. The
alarm was given, but in vain.
The pipes were frozen hard, and
the great structure was at the mercy
of tho tlamcs.
The loss is placed at $250,000.
When the Grand Central hoisting
and pumping plant burned several
years ago tho loss was placed at
$350,000. Tho Contention plant be
ing somewhat smaller, an estimate of
tho loss of $250,000 is made.
The hoist has been idle for several
Referring to the destruction of
the Contention hoisting works by
fire early last Sunday muring tho
Tombstone JVottpector says: It was
just nine years ago next Monday
that work was started up at the "new
works," as they were called. Up to
that lime the mine had paid $1,400,-
000 in dividends and from that time
to 1884, when the Grand Central
pumps were destroyed by tire, divi
dends amounting to $2,300,000 were
disbursed to the stockholders.
Since then the works have been
Tiik following pathetic advertise
ment appears in a Dos Moines paper:
"A family of good standing in socie
ty and possessing somo means, re
siding at University Place, would
like vi ry much to live with some
good hired giiiJA.vl, v'ntcr. They
have had several girls who attempted
to live with them during the last six
mouths and the plan did not seem to
work successfully. They now pro
pose to reverse the relation and are
more than anxious to secure a place
between now and the setting in of
regular winter weather. No children.
References lirst-class. P. S. The
family owns a dog, which they will
give away or kill if it is the pleasure
of the girl."
Show cases, desks, tables, oil paint
ings, organ, music boxes, and other
goods must bo sold regardless of
price. A. Isaacs, Railroad Ave.
Jomr Bsight's Best SrzEca.
Mr. Morley gives the palm among
Blight's speeches to those on the
"I myself think," he said, "that
it was during the civil war in Amer
ica that we saw all Mr. Bright's
highest and greatest gifts at their
best. The force of his vision and of
his hopes for tho destiny of mankind
was never so keen; the masculine
strength of his argument was never
so massive and exalted; the power
of his languago was never so com
manding and sympathetic."
And certainly there is no nobler
or inspiriting passage in Blight's
works than this peroration with
which he ended the second of his
"I can not believe that civilization,
in its journey with the sun, will sink
into endless night in order to gratify
the ambition of the leaders of this
revolt, who seek to
Wade through sIiiukIi tcr to a throno.
And shut tho siites of mercy on mankind.
"I have another and far brighter
vision before my gaze. It may be
but a vision, but I will cherish it.
I see one vast confederation strat'jh
ing from tho frozen north in un
broken line to the glowing south, and
from tho wild billows of tho AtKutic
westward to the calmer waters of tho
Pacifio main and I seo one people,
and one language, and one law, and
one faith, and over all that wide
continent the home of freedom, and
a refuge for tho oppressed of every
race and of every clime." Boston
The Pasha and His Watch-
On tho occasion of the Empress
Eugene's visit to Cairo in 1809
Nubar Pasha was presented by Na
poleon III with a valuable watch
richly set with diamonds. This
watch he was in the habit of laying
before him on the table during the
meetings of the council, which were
generally held in the evening. At
one of the sittings the electric light
suddenly went out. When it was
turned on again Nubar's watch had
Tho Pasha scrutinized the faces of
his colleagues one after the other,
but no one winced under his gaze.
At length he said: "Gentlemen, the
watch that, according to my custom,
I had lying here before me, has
been removed. The door is locked
on the inside, nobody has entered
the room in the meantime and no
body has gone out. I attribute the
loss of tho watch to a bad joke or a
fit of abstraction on the part of one
of you gentlemen. I will now turn
out the light once more, feeling con
vinced that when it is turned on
again the watch will be found in its
Tho light was then put out.
When -it shone brightly a minnte
later, not only was the place where
the watch had lain still vacant, but
Nubar's bejeweled inkstand, a pres
ent from Victor Emmanuel, had also
vanished! Nubar Pasha never saw
these articles again. National Zei
tung. Man's Best Feiend.
A man's best friend is a wife of
good sense and good heart, whom ho
loves and who loves him. In woman
thero is at once a subtle delicacy of
tact and a plain soundness of judg
ment which are rarely combined to
an equal degroo in a man. A woman,
if she is really your friend, will have
a sensitive regard for your character,
honor, repute. She will seldom coun
sel you to do a shabby thing, for a
woman always desires to be proud of
you. At the same time her constitu
tional timidity makes her more cau
tious than your male friends. She,
therefore, seldom counsels you to do
an imprudent thing. Rely, then, on
her wisdom and faith fulness, and
scorn the thought of proving unfaith
ful to the tenderness which, should
occasion demand, would impel her
willingly to die for you, as when the
brutal Emperor Claudius commanded
tho death of her husband, the wife,
Arria, stabbing herself, handed him
the dagger, with the immortal words:
"Pietus, it does not hurt."
The most valuable book on tho
market now is tho "Story of Man."
It treats on this subject from the
creation to tho present day. D. E.
Robbins, agent, East Sido postoflico.
The Fuze Press Is only 15 cents
Tinware, 'Jflassware, Cookery.
XjA.s Vegas, 1ST. 2v,
Pianos & Organs,
OF ALL HAKES,
At lowesi prices and on easy pay
ments. Everything in the musio line. Cat
alogues 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.
ALFRED Will ' Las Vegas
Plaza : Market I
The only place where you
can find fine Corn-Fed Beef,
choice Mutton, Pork and
Charles : Felch.
CIGAR : STORE
JOHN FEIKE & BRO.,
Dealers In all kinds of
CIGARS, TOBACCO AND
Repairing of Pipes a specialty.
East Las Vegas, New Mexico
H. S. WOOSTER,
JUSTICE OF TIIE PEACE,
Precinct No. 29, East Las Vegas.
Acknowledgments and Conveyances
promptly attended to.
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 38
And General Merchandise.
M. Rombbo, Agent.
Southwest Corner of Plaza.
J. K. HARTIN. O. K. HUNT.
MARTIN & HUNT,
Ccairactors anil Builders !
Plana and spocllloiitions made for all
clauses of Ilulliliinfa,
Shop and Office oq Douglas Aveque
OPPOSITE CENTRAL HOTEL.
Gum Elastic Itooflnir Felt costs only $3 por
1(10 square foi't- Makes a good roof for years,
and anyone van put It on. Send stump for
ample and full particulars.
Gum Elastic Roofing Co.
39 fc 41 W. Broadway, New York.
LOCAL AGENTS WASTED-
Roller Stamp Mill
Boats them all. Works dry ores. Makes even
irraulatlon. No di'Hd work, bonne minimum
'vara. A. P. UUANOKU, i)ouver, Cofcr.
J. OENER & CO.,
TAI LO RS
And Pbactical Cutters.
Suits made to orjer at most reasonable rates,
ion s hub
LAS VEGAS AND SOCORRO.
Ranch and Miaiag Supplies,
C-W.- -w'rKTT:. V Hsdf' v.. I
Wool, Hides, Pelts andJGrain.
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.
BRIDGE STREET, LAS VEGAS, N. M.
CLUB BILLIARD HALL !
(OPEN DAY AND NIGHT)
The Finest in New Mexico,
Sixth Street, - East Las Vega1?,
A. R. QUIHIiEY, Prop.
Finest Wines and Liquors always on hand, the only place in tho
City where you can obtain tho celebrated "Hutch & Kitch Cigars."
mi. CS COO Sp
(Successor to Coors Bros.)
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN
Hardware, Lumber, Sash, Doors, Blinds, Varnishes,'
rFAlXTTa. OIIi3 AlTD GLASS,
Carpet Felt, Tar Felt, and Plain Board Building Paper,
Peerless Weather Strips,
CERniiiiiOS hard aitd soft coax.
EAST LAS VEGAS, NEW MEXICO.
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Wall Paper, Window Shades,
Paints, Oils, Glass, Etc,
Tub Colors and Artists ZvXatorialsin stools
SIXTH STRET, EAST LAS VEGAS.
ft: Fiitj Euilg d hi Association
OP1 ID ST YE
Oflers Good Inducements alike to Borrowers and Investors. On
Loan mado already. See
35. JOniTSOIT. r.ocal Agent.
3VC S. HART,
Plumbing, Gas and Steam Fitting.
Electric Light, ,Gas and Coal Oil Fixtures,
Sewer pipe, PuinpH, Hose, Engine Trimmings and Fitting's, Bcajw ttoodft
Lead and Iron Pipoi,
Shoot Load, to.
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