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SOCORRO, NEW MEXICO. SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 1902
A MAGIC CITY.
Santa I'osa from a Hunker' Ylon.
Mr. II. D. Jones, the Banker
first to open temporary quarters
in 'the new town of Santa Kosa
on the El Paso-Rock Island ex
tension, passed through this
city the first of the week. Mr.
Jones is a discerning capitalist
from Michigan who like all of
his kind marvel at the hustle and
prosperity they unexpectedly en
counter on their visits to this
part of Tierra. "While traveling
on an investigating tour over
several of the Kocky Mountain
States and Territories during the
past summer," he says, "I had
a desire to see the country which
the conservative Rock Island
system intended to open up.
Taking stage from Las Vegas, a
ride of 05 miles to the proposed
division station of Santa Kosa
revealed to me the sure wisdom
of the Rock Island's venture. The
entire west holds no greater
possibilities for the stock raiser
and irrigation farmer than the
almost unlimited expanse of beau
tiful range and valley. I im
mediately concluded to enter the
Held and returning home made
such disposition of my banking
interests as would permit my
removal and here lam to stay."
"Do you think there can be much
of a" town there?" "Can be?
Why, sir, it cannot be restrained.
The Rock Island and El Taso Se
Northeastern employees, train
crews, track and bridge crews,
roundhouse and shopmen alone
would make a good town. But
the natural advantages of the
place make it a city of destiny.
Thousands of acres of choice soil
can be irrigated from the Pecos
River. Every crop known to the
Mississippi Valley will grow in
such soil and air with water.
Fuel is close and will be cheap
for manufacturing purposes.
Several wholesale linns will begin
business with the entrance of
traffic. As. a distributing center
lor ; iarge area of country we
have no competition. As a wool
market we will cause Las Vegas
to look after her laurels. Yes,
sir, Santa Rosa will be a city
second to none in the Territory.
Many happy influences which I
cannot now enumerate conspire
to that end." The reporter
ventured a shaft: "The New
Mexico merchants of the larger
places are inclined to discredit
Santa Rosa's possibilities." "It
is to their personal interest to do
so in their home towns." With a
twinkling eye,' "It would surprise
you some if I should mention the
names of some of the self-sam;
people, and tell you that they are
already (on the quiet) in the field
for choice Santa Rosa locations."
Thus Mr. Jones voiced a convin
cing and growing sentiment. We
can see no reason why his ideas
should not materialize. New
Mexico is a large field and in the
years to come will witness many
such marvels under the magic
wand of wealth, brawn and brain
that conquer the world.
Hon. Ilau'l 1. Mi illan INsnosrs or Sev
eral (.'asi- of Mere or l.tsu Import
ance. Hon. Dan'l H. McMillan was
in the city Monday for the trans
action of any official business
that might require his attention.
Besides many matters of minor
importance, cases were finally
disposed of as follows:
Timoteo Rubio vs. Josefita
Aragón Rubio, divorce; decree
Territory vs. Delinquent Tax
List, &c. Judgment against the
lands and estate of Wilson Wad
dingham, deceased, for taxes for
1899 and. 1 900 vacated.
S. G. llanna & Co. vs. C. T.
Flint et al, account; dismissed at
cost of plaintiif.
E. A. Levy vs. Geo. C. Junger
'ish, account; judgment rendered
for $300.73 and execution ordered.
When William Jennings Bryan
applied for a life insurance policy
recently, he wrote in the blank
provided in the application for a
list of former sicknesses of the
applicant: "Had two severe
attacks of the presidential fever,
followed by bevere chills, but I
have recovered from both."'
DEATH OF JULIUS M. PRICE.
One of Socorro' Most Promising and
Popular Young Men Join the Great
On the morning of New Year's
day the sad announcement was
made that Julius Price had pass
ed away at about 2 o'clock at the
home of his "parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Price, on California
avenue. While the announce
ment could not lc considered a
surprise, nevertheless it came as
a shock and many a heart was
Julius Price was born in Oncon
ta, New York, November 7, 1873,
and was therefore in his twenty
ninth year at the time of his
death. His early education was
acquired at the Oneonta Union
School and at the Weingart In
stitute. Later he took a course
at Packard's Business College of
New York City. Socorro had
been his home since 1SS7.
Though endowed by nature with
a robust constitution, it had been
known for two years that he was
not in the best of health. The
greater part of last spring and
summer was spent in Chicago
where the very best of medical
service was employed in his be
half. Several weeks ago he
became confined to the house and
his family and friends could only
hope, against hope that some
human hand might stay the slow
progress of the disease that at
last ended his earthly career.
Deceased was an honored mem
ber of Socorro lodge No. 9, A. F.
and A. M., and oí Socorro Hose
Company No. 1. Masonic serv
ices were conducted at the family
residence Wednesnay afternoon
in the presence of a large assem
bly of sorrowing relatives and
friends, after which the remains
were escorted to the railway sta
tion by the orders of which de
ceased was a member. Funeral
services were conducted in Albu
querque Thursday by Rabbi
Jacobs and interment took place
in Fairview cemetery.
Julius Price was highly esteem
ed for the excellent qualities of
his heart and mind by all who
came in contact with him in
either a social or a business way.
He was regarded as a young man
of unusually bright promise, and
ins death is therelore the more
grievously deplored by his im
mediate relatives and a large
circle of sorrowing friends.
Resolutions of Iiesieet and Condolence.
At a special convocation of So
corro lodge No. 9, A. F. and A.
M., a committee was appointed
to draft appropriate resolutions
on the death of brother Julius
Price. Following are the
Whereas, In the death of
brother Julius Price we recognize
a grievous loss to our order, to
his family, ;nd to the communi
ty, therefore be it
Resolved, That ' we take this
means of giving public expres
sion to our profound respect for
his excellent qualities as a Masori
and as a citizen; also of extend
ing to his parents and other rela
tives our sincere, deep, and af
fectionate sympathy in their be
reavement; and be it further
Resolved, That these resolu
tions be spread upon the minutes
of the lodge, that a copy thereof
be presented to the bereaved
family, and that they be publish
ed in TilK Chikitain.
E. A. Drake,
C. G. Duncan,
A. E. Howell,
Resolutions hj Socorro Hose Co. No. 1.
Whereas, one of our most faith
ful, active and esteemed mem
bers, Julius Price, has been called
in his early manhood from the
duties and activities of life to
fulfill that which is appointed
for him in the Great Beyond,
therefore be it
Resolved, By Socorro Hose
Company No. 1, that his mauly
character and cheering presence
that brought encouragement and
sunshine to all who knew him
were especially appreciated by
us, and we will, ever strive to
emulate those virtues as well as
to revere his memory.
Resolved, That we extend to
his sorrowing parents, sisters,
brother and other relatives our
sincere sympathy and offer for
their consolation the thought
that bis short life was, a well
spent chic and was an inspiration
for good to those among whom
Resolved, That these resolu
tions be spread upon our minutes,
a copy delivered to the family of
our deceased comrade and that
they be published in the local
Socorro. New Mexico, January
John E. Griffith,
A. F. Katzknstkik,
Card of Thanks.
Socorro, Jan. 3, 1902.
Allow us to express publicly as
far as is possible in words our
deep and lasting gratitude to our
friends for their many acts" of
delicate attention and tender
solicitude during the fatal ill
ness of our dear son and brother
and during the last sad rites in
honor of his memory. Only
those who have had a similar ex
perience can fully 'understand
how utterly vain language is to
express our appreciation of the
many kindnesses sown U3.
Mk. and Mrs Josf.ph Pricf,
CONCERNING MINES. '
Paragraph from the Mining and
Scientific Press of San Francisco
of Interest to Miners.
A trial court inCalifornia made
a rule that where the assessment
work on a mining claim was
commenced on the 31st day of
December and continued until the
$100 expenditure was completed,
work not being required on Sun
day, the assessment work so made
counted for the year in which it
was commenced, and protected
the claim from forfeiture.
The U. S. Circuit Court decidi d
in the Colorad case of Neilson
vs. the Champagne M. & M. Co.
and V. Z. Reid, that no-asses.'.-tuent
work need be done on miir
ing claims after the owner has
received the certificate of the
Receiver of the District U. S.
Land Office. The court also
ruled that the ownership of the
mine dated from the issuance of
the Receiver's certificate, and that
at that time the Government
control of the property passed
absolutely to the claimant.
There is always money for
mining investments, but many
would-be investors fancy that
nothing but a developed mine
should have money put into it.
The real miner knows that this
if often a mistake. The men who
have made the most money out of
mines in this country have not
done so by buying developed
mines at full value loaded with
commissions. The great fortunes
of Haggin, Tevis, Mackay, Wal
ker, Hayward, Hearst, Clark,
Station, Cruse, Daly and a hun
dred others were made by develop
ing prospects into mines. That
is the way big money is made in
mining; that way lies the profit.
Territorial Supreme Conrt.
The following is from the
calendar of the territorial supreme
court: Jan. 16. 927, The board
of County Commissioners, Socor
ro Co., and Socorro Co., plaintiffs
in error, vs. Chas. F. Blackington,
defendant in error; 928, The
Territory of New Mexico, ap
pellee, vs. Levi Claypool, et al.,
appellants; The Territory of
New Mexico, appellee, vs. Albert
Sherron, appellant; 930, The
Territory of New Mexico, ap
pellee, vs. Lázaro Cordova, ap
pellant. Epiphany Church Service,
You are cordially invited to at
tend the first church services of
the new year at Epiphany church
tomorrow at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p.
m. The morning sermon will be
to young people and the Sunday
school. The topic for the even
ing service will be, "The old and
the new." All are invited to
At El Paso, Texas, January 14
to 18, 1902. Tickets on sale Jan
uary 13 to 18 inclusive at $5.35
for the round trip limited to
return January 20. Continuous
passage in each direction, going
passage to commence on date of
Sauta Fe Agt.
Nate Straw Tells Another.
Nate Straw, the great New
Mexico bear hunter, has a stock
of stories that seems inexhausti
ble. Here is one of his latest:
"Did you ever hear of the man
who rode down the Mogollón
mountains in a prospector's pan?
No? Well, it was this way.
Swift, we'll call him, had one of
these pans with a long handle,
one that you can stand up straight
with and pan the dirt. One day
when Swift had been prospecting
around way up near the top of
the Mogollons above the snow
line he got pretty tired and took
the fool notion that he would
ride down. So he put his pan
down on the snow, grabbed hold
of the handle, squatted himself in
his vehicle, and turned her loose.
There was a ride that would
take your breath away. It was
all right as long as the snow
lasted, but when Swift and his
pan got down to where there was
no more snow it was different.
Swift couldn't stop the pan and
the pan couldn't stop Swift.
They kept up their wild race over
the bare ground until the friction
made things mighty hot. When
the ride ended well, months
afterwards a charred skeleton,
some chunks of fried flesh, and a
few half-melted copper rivets
were found in a gulch at the foot
of the Mogollons, all that was
left to tell the story of that ride,
and, b'gosh, you have the story
just as it was told me."
Enthusiasm knows no bounds
in the new town of Santa Rosa on
the Pecos, were several hundred
eager and energetic pioneers
celebrated Christmas in genuine
western style. They may have
been mindful of the fact that the
day was sacred in honor of the
coming of the Lord, but if so,
the coming of the Rock Island to
the gates of the little city was
the greater event to them. Old
and young, strong and weak,
male and .female regardless of
color or previous conditions of
servitude, congregated at the
mammoth rock cut and cheered
repeatedly as the sturdy steel
gang placed the rails that opened
Santa Rosa to the world. The
event was occasion for uncontrol
led rejoicing and no hand had
heart or courage to stay the tide.
Sheriff Uluckliitftou Has a Narrow Escape.
Sheriff Blackington had a dan
gerous experience Monday which
luckily resulted in nothing more
serious than an unexpected and
unwelcome bath in the cold
waters of the Rio Grande and the
drowning of his best horse.
Doctor Blackington was testing
the river for a ford at a point
not far below the city, when the
animal suddenly went beyond his
depth, passed from under his
rider, and was drowned. Some
Mexicans who happened to be
near at hand threw a rope to the
Doctor and rescued him from his
perilous position. The river is
always treacherous and those
who are most familiar with its
wiles are often most deceived
New Canes Filed.
New cases have been filed in
the office of District Clerk John
E. Griffith as follows:
Felix Sambrano vs. Jesusa Gri
jaloa de Sambrano, divorce.
Mamie Rice vs. William I.
Jonathan P. Worrell vs. Grand
Ledge Mining Co., attachment.
Jonathan P. Worrell vs. J. M.
Kennedy and Burt Crego, ac
count. Josefita Garcia dc Brown vs.
Robert Lee Brown, divorce.
Walter Cook vs. Frank G.
Bartlett and James L. Davis, in
junction and damages.
Hone Company' Dance.
Socorro Hose Company No. 1
gave a dance at the Garcia opera
house Tuesday night that was
largely attended and much en
joyed. Tables were spread at
the Windsor for about sixty
couples and landlord Yunker ac
quitted himself well in providing
refreshments. As the ringing of
bells and firiuj of guns announ
ced the advent of the new year
good wishes were exchanged and
after an hour or two more spent
in the pleasures of the dance
everybody went home with picas
4 4nlr J
OF HOME INTEREST. J
Candies at your own price at
W. II. Sanders registered at
the Windsor Monday from Mag
dalena. Candies, nuts, oranges, and
apples at Katzen3tcin's.
John J. A. Dobbin is reported
to have returned from Cooney to
Katzenstein has the finest and
freshest line of candies in town.
Rev. Joseph McConnell has
spent the week with friends in
Hon. Dan'l II. McMillan was
in the city Monday attending to
A vagrant dog show gathered
up many a spare nicklc on the
Ross McMillan came up Wed
nesday from his sheep ranch east
of San Antonio. ,
W. A. Cozine of Water Canon
was among the guests at the
"Uncle Sam" Meek is again at
his post at the postoffice after a
severe struggle with the grip.
S. M. Ashenfelter, a prominent
attorney of Silver City, is in
town today on professional busi
ness. S. Michaelis of the firm of
Becker-Blackwell & Co., Magda
lena, was a guest at the Windsor j
Max B. Fitch of the Graphic
mine was in town Monday on
his way to California for a visit
of some length.
J. R. Vigil, Socorro's wide
awake bill poster, decorated the
city yesterday with large bills
for the El Paso carnival.
Mrs. Gilberson, . mother of
Mesdames. Duncan and Berry of
this city, had a severe attack of
pleurisy the first of the week.
Work will be resumed at the
school of mines Monday morning.
All students are requested to pre
sent themselves promptly at 9
Miss Lilly Radcliff, who re
turned to her home in this city a
few davs ago from El Paso, is
very sick with what appears to
be slow fever.
Attorney U. S. Bateman of
Carlsbad, father of the Bateman
law, was in town Monday on
professional business in Judge
Mrs. Leon B. Stern came down
from Albuquerque Sunday and
was at the home of her parents
during the last hours of her
brother Julius Price.
D. A. Porter of Denver spent
Tuesday in town on mining
business. Mr. Porter was one of
the lucky lessees on the Jack Pot
mine in Cripple Creek.
Seferino Abeyta and sister,
Mrs. Victor Sais of Casa Colora
da, went down to San Marcial
Tuesday to attend Mrs. Sais's
daughter, who was quite sick.
The Mine Development people
have increased their force on the
New Era mine. Their richest
ore comes from the lower work
ings, below the level of Chloride
The regular quarterly session
of the board of county commis
sioners is due next Monday. The
affairs of the county are rapidly
assuming a very satisfactory
J. B. Hanna has been at his
home in the city for several days
nursing an injured hand. Mr.
Hanna has been employed for
several months at the Carthage
Mr. and Mrs. Jos. E. Smith
entertained a few of their friends
very pleasantly at New Year's
dinner. The guests were Mrs.
J. W. Taylor, Professor and Mrs.
F. A. Jones, Miss Atkinson and
E. A. Drake.
Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Borden of
Albuquerque, accompanied by
their son Fulton Borden and Miss
Hannah Sower, spent a portion
of the holiday season with their
daughter, Mrs. Kate M. Sleight,
of this city. Mrs. Sleight gave
a New Year's party in honor of
The ladies of the Presbyterian
church will eivc a "Shadow Sun.
per" Friday evening, January 10,
at the residence of Mrs. John W.
Terry. All are most cordially
invited to atteud.
Jack Sanford, who was of The
Chieftain force seven years ago,
was in town Monday. He is
now connected with a mining
company in the San Andreas
Mrs. J. W. Taylor of El Paso
is a guest at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Jos. E. Smith visiting
her son Pierre Hines who has
been a student at the school of
mines for several months.
Earl E. Sidebottom, court sten
ographer, came down from Santa
Fe Monday morning to attend to
official duties. He remained in
town during the week visiting
with his many friends here.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Terry
entertained a number of the
young folks Monday night at
their home on Fischer avenue in
honor of Horace Hubbard of
Trinidad, Colorado, who wrs
visiting Socorro friends.
Jim Willerton came down from
Water Canon Tuesday and is now
driving C. T. Brown's freight
team. Jim says that F. A. Gar
dom is driving a 300-foot tunnel
on his property and that John
Dobbin has five or six men em
ployed in assessment work.
Mrs. C. T. Brown, assisted by
Miss Ramsey, gave a very en
joyable whist party to a few of
her friends last night. The guests
were Mr. and Mrs. John E.
Griffith, Misses Atkinson and
Ramsey, and Messrs. Earle E.
Sidebottom, L. E. Kittrell, and
E. A. Drake.
The Crown Mill is grinding
away at a very satisfactory rate,
and the company has wheat
enough on hand to continue
operations until May. It is a
pleasure to see how beautifully
ine new macninery runs. A car
idad of bran'was shipped from
the mill yesterday to El Paso.
G. C. Iungerich, a resident of
Socorro many years ago, was in
the city Monday from Salinas
peak, San Andres mountains,
where he is now engaged in min
ing copper. Mr. Iungerich stat
ed that he had recently made
some shipments of copper ore
from his mine that ran 22 per
Dr. R. D. Ives of New York
City, who is spending the winter
months at Magdalena for his
health, was in town Monday,
called to consult with Doctor
Swisher concerning the treat
ment of Julius Price. Doctor
Ives recently held a chair in tha
medical department of Columbia
The car of ore recently shipped
by the Mine Development Associa
tion from the New Era mine,
Black Range, sampled at the El
Paso smelter three tenths of one
per cent less in copper, and
checked on the silver values
exactly with the sampling at the
mine before the oro was shipped.
The ore is all right and "rides oa
Rev. Joseph McConnell preach
ed an interesting Christmas ser
mon at Epiphany church Sunday
morning from Luke 2:15 "Let
us now go even unto Bethlehem
and see this thing which is come
to pass." The chief thought in
Mr, McConnell'a sermon was that
what was come to pass was God
revealed, man redeemed, and
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Davenport
left Tuesday morning for Cer
rillos where Mr. Davenport has
accepted a position as engineer
in charge of the survey of a line
of railroad from Cerrillos to coal
mines twenty miles distant. Mr.
and Mrs. Davenport expect to re
turn to Socorro next spring.
They will meet with a most
hearty welcome from their large
circle of friends in this city.
Heads Should Merer Ache.
Never endure this trouble. Use
at once the remedy that stopped
it for Mrs. N. A. Webster, of
Winnie, Va. She writes "Dr.
King's New Life Pills wholly
cured mo of sick headaches I had
suffered from for two years."
Cure headache, constipation,
biliousness, 25c at, all druggists.