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DEVOTED TO THE MINING INTERESTS OF THE BLACK RANGE COUNTRY.
CHLORIDE, SOCORRO COUNTY, N. M., FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 1883.
MEN TO PATRONIZE.
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Souurro, . . W t (.mltoa.
Attorneys and Counselors-at Law,
NOTARIES PUBLIC, .
Osasral, Financial, Collecting, Mining and Real
Principal Office, .' ' t Branch Office, '
Cartful attention Riven to Wining and alt
other cases ia (be federal aud Territorial
Courts, and Abstracts tarnished upon short
Robert E. McFarland,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
j J jSOCOmtO, N. M.
Will practice in all the Court of the Terri
tory ami the supreme Court ol the United
. .QPRT D... MASQN, C. E. ."
U. S. Deputy Mineral Surveyor,
Surveys for Putenr and Ranch Work "
. OFFICE AT UUAKTON, NEW MEXICO.
CHAS. F. WINTERS,
Assayer and Chemist,
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W. H. TROMBOIt, jKO. A. Berbr,
V. . Mineral Uup't Sur. .Notary 1'ublic.
TRUMBOR & BEEBE,
Surveyors & Real Estate Brokers
CHLOJUDE. N. M.
U M. BROWN,
U, S. Deputy Mineral Surveyor,
SOCORRO, N. U, ,. ' o!
Patent Surveys a Specialty.
MOOREJg W. .
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
SOCORRO, N. M.
Main end Land Mtiiitoo a specialty.
All business iu our nm(cHiott promptly at
tended to in the federal and Territorial
i. W. SANSOM,
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Kails, Horse and Ox Shoes and Feed.
'j ) Full line Canned Goods.'
Southwest Cor. of Square, FAIUVIKW, N. M.
U CORSON & CO.
CHLORJPE, N. M '
Blacksmiths' and Miners' Supplh-i,
Manufacturer of Tin and Sheet Iron Ware.
JUNE L. FULLER,-
HILLSBOKO, N. H., '
Dealer In '
Drugs and Medicines
Cjoaks. Tobacco, Newspai'kks,
Stationery, Kruit nnd Confectionery. Copies
of the Alack Uanuk always on hand.
Potrots and Notary Public,
' and Miners' Supplies.
Bay and drain always on hand. Good Corral,
Cherryvllt P. 0., Socorro Co., N.M. '
J. OEHL & CO.
; ox r. . :.'
Keop constantly on hand and deliver
wholesule and sell at retail,
Fresh" Beef, Fork and Mutton.
.w! .AtGrafton N,. M,,
poes aoy 'Hhd of work in ' Blacksmith"
)iuc, on short notl aiwl in workraanUke
; MEN TO PATKONIZE.
Santa Fe, N. M.,
Headquarters for Mining Men.
This well-known Hotel has recently been
enlarged, refurnished and fitted up to meet
the demands of the times, and is first-class
In every particular. "
Mining jnen from every parij of the conn
try from the City of Mexk-o to Fort Benson,
Montana, can be found at this house.
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lake Valley City, X. M.
GOOD ACCOMMODATIONS FOR
fr ' 'travellers. v
Table the Best that the Market
Man;ifurturcr of nnd Wholesale
''' and Ketull licalor In
Aud ererythlug belontrlng to a
FIRST-CLASS HARNESS SHOP.
A Urge and well selected stock of
California and St Louis Goods 1
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Sept on hand. Orders by mail
SOCORRO, NEW MEXICO.
H. WESTERMAN & CO.
Eeep aonstuntly on hand all kinds of
Which will be sold at lowest prloes.
Come and Convince Yourself.
Livery, Feed arid Sale
Blacksmiths and Wagonmakers.
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Ceneral Bepatriug done on short notice.
" Charges reasonable,
! CHLORIDE, N. M.f-
. ALEX ROGERS.
Livery, Feed and Sale
' EXGLTli NE W MEXICO '
lion. E. B. AVnsliburn is sojourning
at El Paso for ti is heal th.
Cincinnati gaVe Nilsson 930,000 for
live concerts during January.
Tranqnilino Luna has returned from
Wasliiugton to his home at Los Lunas.
The name of Thorne post-office, in
Dona Ana county, has been changed
to Rincon, the change to take effect
A fire at Nashville, on the 7th Inst,
Tbos. Womack, Win. Miller and John
Frith were crushed to death by a tail
McMillan, Luckey & Co. are fur
nishing to the A. T. & S. F. company
3oo tons of coal per day from their
mines at Gallup.
The memorial and funeral services
of Alexander II. Stephens were held at
Atlanta, Ga, on the 8th inst The at
tendance was overwhelming.
"St. Patrick's day in the mornin'"
will be celebrated with appropriate
ceremonies at Santa Fe. Both English
and Spanish orators will be present
At Sprinttfield, Ohio, Martin Luther
Ilelfs fired three shots into the body of
his wife, and then shot himself dead.
They bad just returned from church.
Fire at Buena Vista, Colorado, on the
9th, destroyed what was known as the
Bank block, consisting of eight build
ings, making a total los3 from &00.000
The third pigeon shooting match be
tween Bogardus and Carver at St.
Louis on the Hth, resulted in victory
for the former by a score of eighty -one
The New Mexico town company has
laid oif a town site on the line of the
road called Linden. It is between Las
Cruces and El Taso, three miles from
the Mexican town of Chamberino.
Because of the high price of won,
the directors of the Dexter, Maine,
woolen mills corporation, who own the
large mills and employ 8,50ft operators,
have decided to entirely suspend oper
Win. II. Bush, of Denver, denies the
report of Tabor's private marriage in
St Louis last September, asserting that
from his intimate relations with Tabor
he would have been informed of such
an occurrence had it taken place.
Extra vigilance, owing to the near
approach of the coronation of the Czar,
has resulted in the arrest of a number
of nihilists in Moscow. There is no rea
son to think any movement exists to
prevent the coronation. So says a cor
respondent at St Petersburg.
Goveinor Crittenden has pardoned
Clarence Hite, a notorious member of
the James gang, who plead guilty of
train robbery in 1882, and was sen
tenced to twenty-five years imprison
ment. He is in the last stage of con
sumption, and has been in the hospital
two-thirds of the time since his incar
ceration. Chester W. Cousins, a young fellow
known as the "Slim Kid," aud who fired
the shots that killed Nabor Gromez, in
the recent cow-boy racket at San Mar
cial, has been captured and lodged in
jail at Socorro. Mr. Cousins had the
disposition and was training to be a
'terror." He is twenty years old.
Sheriff Joe Smith, of Conejos county,
Col., his captor, gets the reward of $500.
It is runiored that the A. T. & S. F.
company has abandoned the A. & P.
road, and that the material in the shops
at Wallace will be removed into the A.
& P. shops at Albuquerque. The A. &
P. extends from Albuquerque towards
the Colorado river for a distance of 500
miles. Large forces of men are now
at work driving it towards the river,
where, by the first of May next, it will
connect with the Mohave branch of the
Southern Pacific, and form by far the
shortest route from ocean to ocean.
North Carolina has a bonanza king
John Barnes, of Moore county who
counts his wealth by hundreds of thou
sands. A. few weeks ago this man's
earthly possessions consisted of half a
dozen half starved coon dogs and a
thirty-acre lot of barren land. About
a5 fortnight ago Barnes discovered gold
on his farm, lie prudently kept the
secret to himself, and removed tie
metal as best he could. He obtained
more than a hundred pounds of gold
and disposed of a part of his lead for
$143,000, reserving a large share for
himself. Barnes Is now considered the
wealthiest man in eastern North Caro
lina. He is preparing to build for hlm
S'if a handsome residence a short dis
tance from the spot where he discover
ed his gold mine. The coon dogs which
were his constant and almost Bole com
panions in his poverty seem to be well
cared for, Ex.
At Somerset, Ohio, on the 6th inst.
Peter Gaff shot Henry Thompson dead.
and threatened to Shoot James Spin
ney, but Mr. Spinney turned loose on
Gaff and killed him insUntly. All
the result of a quarrel over the wife of
Through recent arrangements, made
between the St Louis & San Francisco
and the Kansas City, Fort Scott & Gulf
railroads, another direct line has been
opened between St Louis and Kansas
City, which promises to become ot
The militia captured Margerito Seria,
a cattle thief, at La Mesa, who has
made under oath some astounding dis
disclosures. He gave the names of all
the members of the gang, elated the
limes, places and circumstances of the
numerous thefts of cattle, and gave in
formation implicating a large number
A vein of the very finest quality of
coal, eight feet thick, has been struck in
the mine of the Pacific Coal Company,
one and a half miles from Defiance.
There is no bone or slate in the vein,
but it is all solid coal. Up to this time,
six feet has been the heaviest vein
found on the Atlantic & Pacific road,
while the average has been about four
and one-half; but this measures eight
A special from Troy, New York, says
that when the gold fever started in the
northern section of that state atiout a
year ago, few people believed that any
of the valuable mineral would be found,
though many claims were staked out
and the necessary papers filed with the
secretary of the state. Only one com
pany thus far has done any digging,
but if the claimed results are true, the
region will rojii resemble California in
IS49. The Benson Gravel Mining Com
pany has been working one of its
claims on the north branch of the west
Canada creek, in Bleecker, Fulton
county, and made the first clean-up
last Saturday. The amalgam was
taken to Glovrville, where the mineral
extracted proved to pan out at the
rate of $75 per ton. The cost of min
ing and milling the gravel is less than
$1 per ton, and about 400 tons cau be
mined weekly. The metal is a bright
yellow, closely resembling the Aus
tralian article. Six new mills will be
started up shortly. Mining Journal.
Major Fountain, of the New Mexico
militia, was in the city last Monday and
told a very amusing circumstance that
happeneJ wheu Saenz, the rustler, was
killed labt Friday night Mr. Fountain
says that after he had brought down
his "bird", some distance below where
the traiu had stopped, he went back
aud got on the rear platform of the
sleeper, aud passed through that coach
while his revolver was still smoking.
The passengers in the sleeper didn't
know what was the trouble aud just
imagined that the train was being held
up by robbers; and as he passed through
he saw an Englishman trying to crowd
his pocketbook and watch into his boot,
another passenger who tried to hide
under his bed got his head fast, and an
other man who was down on his knees
praying "Oh ! Mr. Good Mao, don't shoot
me!" Mr. Fountain thinks he could
have captured the whole train if it had
not been for one woman who stuck her
bead out of her berth and asked him for
a printed programme of the whole
show. Lodc Star.
The land surrounding the new town
of Linden, between this city and Las
Cruces, is attracting a good deal of at
tention. .A recent number of the Santa
Fe New Mexican contains a long arti
cle in regard to that neighborhood, and
states that on the "bosque," between the
new town and the old Mexican puebloof
Chamberino, extensive improvements
are being made. Mr. II. Mackey, a Cali
fornia capitalist, has purchased 400
acres of ground and expended $8,000 in
improvements, not including buildings,
since November last. He has already
set out 20,000 strawberries, 12,000 Cali
fornia grapes, 0,000 blackberries, 2,000
currant bushes, and 4,000 raspberries.
Mr. Mackey has had years of experi
ence in fruic growing in California; he
owns several fine fruit farms there, and
his opinion, is to the effect that the Me
silla valley is fully equal to the Golden
state, carries much with it. Especially
is this section is adapted to the grow
ing of small fruits and vegetables. Ad
joining Mr. Mackey is Mr. Knox, anoth
er wealthy Californian, who is doing
not a little to develop that section- He
is now working constantly seven teams
and thirty men, and has already set out
1,000 fruit trees. There is no doubt but
that the Mesilla valley will, in a very
short time, become one of the most
productive sections of the entire vest.
Kingston and the Range.
And yet no end of the new and as
tonishing discoveries about Kingston
in the ore belts; where they are it
would be difficult to describe accurate
ly, and it would be more difficult to
tell where they are not It seems that
the rule has been vaned from In this
locality, for gold and silver are where
you look for it
On the North Percha the Solitaire is
not yet sold, unless the tiansfer has
been made since the 1st We speak
with authority. The Studebakers had
not bought it A sample of ore sent
from the North Texan assayed $1G4 at
Lake Valley. "Work is being pushed
on the Brilliant with encouraging re
sults. The Nevada, on the opposite side
of the valley, is also being worked by
Albuquerque parties. Another new
and important strike is reported on
Carbonate creek, half a mile above
Percha City. In the Superior the shaft
for the purpose of extracting ore with
the greatest facility is being sunk, and
the only interesting feature is that al
ready mentioned of the large body of
high grade ore in sight, which will soon
be attacked. Work is being pushed on
the Little Jimmy, the Dexter, Hilty
and John S. Phelps. The shaft in the
Hilty is In lime and talc, with good in
dications. Hart man & Maxwell are
sinking on an adjoining property. In
the Phelps a vein Was cut in the tunnel
and a contract has been let to sink up
on it .
The net returns from the last car
load of ore shipped from the Bullion
mine to Denver amounted to $0,110 for
a little more thari ten tons. It was suf
ficient to pay all the working expenses
of the mine for the last three mouths
and leave a balance of $2,000 iu the
The group of mines on the South Per
cha known by the Traitor and Monaska,
is certainly very valuable. In the latter
property Is three feet of ore with ten
inches of very rich pay. It appears to
be positively a true fissure cutting
through the lime and porphyry. Ten
or twelve sacks of rich ore are being
taken out daily, and the sinking of the
prospect shaft will, it Is estimated, pay
a profit. This camp is second to none,
we believe. Kingston is solid. A few
malcontents who would not be satisfied
with a solid gold quarry fold their tents
and steal away occasionally, but reli
able, hard-working men are on the
ground who know a thing or two. The
reaction which comes to every camp
with the ebb of a treat tide 6f human
ity has been felt in Kingston but it
has left the beach clean. We may look
for a steady growth of the camp. Had
Stories of Brute Intelligence.
A writer in Nature says: "In my
family we had a tabby cat who, when
turned out, would let herself in at an
other door by climbing up some list
nailed around It, then pressing up the
click latch, pushing the door, with her
self hanging on it, away from the post,
so as to prevent the latch from falling
back Into its place, and then dropping
down and walking back to the fire. I
knew aSkye terrier who, being told to
carry a fishing-rod, carefully experi
mented along its length, to find its cen
ter of gravity. In carrying it he cami
to a narrow path through the wood.
There dropping the rod he took it by
the end and dragged it under him
length wise until the open road was
gained, when he took the rod by the
center of gravity again, aud went on.
This could not be a copy of human ac
tions, but the result of original reason
ing." Another writer gives the follow
ing on the authority of the late Mr.
Dawes, the astronomer: "Being busy in
his garden and having a large bunch of
keys in his hand, he gave it to a retriev
er to hold for him till he was at lib
erty. Going into the house soon alter,
he forgot to reclaim the keys. The re
membrance of what be bad done with
them only returned to him when he re
quired them iu the evening. He then
recalled that he had given them to the
dog and forgotten to take them again.
Calling the animal, and looking impres
sively in his face, he said: 'My keys I
fetch me my keys 1' The dog looked
wistful and puzzfed for a moment and
then Dounded off to the garden, his
master following. He went straight to
the root of an apple tree, scratched up
the keys and brought them. May we
not fairly put into words the dog's train
of reasoning thus: 'My master has given
me the.e keys to hold ; he has forgotten
them ; I cannot carry them all day ; but
I must put them in safety where I can
get them again I'- A terrier-like dog
named Uglymug, had a poodle for a
companion. Whenever Uglymug saw
signs of a family meal, be inveigled the
poodle into a labyrinthine shrubbery
under pretense of seeking for rats, and
when the latter was fairljr intent on iu
game, Uglymug would sneak back to
enjoy by himself what he could get
from the family table.
How Artemus Ward Once Lec
There are yet living in Pottsville, Pa-
several gentleman who never hear the
name of Artemus Ward without a
smiling recollection of a pleasant night
spent with that droll genius. In the
winter of one of the earlier years of
tin war Artemus Ward was advertised
to deliver his famous lecture on the
Mormons in the towa hall at Pottsville,
Much curiosity was excited by the an
nouncement of his coming, and there
was every reason to expect that the
hall would be crowded on the evening
of the lecture. But one of the fiercest
snow storms that ever visited the town
raged without intermission all day, and
the night was wildly stormy when the
lecturer was driven to the hall.
He found waiting for him only Ova
men who defied the storm. Advancing
to the stage and beckoning with the
finger as to a Biugle individual, Arte
mus said, in an ordinary conversational
tone : "Come up closer." Not knowing '
precisely what to do, the audience of '
live compromised with their embarrass
ment by doing nothing. Artemus
changed his tone to that used by one
who wishes to coax, and said: "Please
come up closer, and be sociable;.! want
to speak to you about a little matter I
have thought of."
Having succeeded in getting his audi
ence to move up near to the stage, the
humorist said: "I move that we do not :
have any meeting here this evening,;
and I propose instead that we adjourn -to
the restaurant beneath and have a
He then put the motion, voted on it
himself, declared it carried, and, lo give
no opportunity for an appeal from the
chair, at once led the way to the restau
rant. There he introduced himself to
bis intended auditors and spent several
hours in their company, richly cornpeu
sating them for their disappointment
in the matter of the lecture by the wit
and humor of the stories and anecdotes
without number which he told. And
this is how Artemus Ward lectured ia
Pottsville. Cleveland Plaindealer. '!
The Two Braggarts. '
The woodchuck and the opossum met
one day near the den of the wolf, and
the woodchuck called out:
"You should have heard me singing
"It couldn't have been equal to my
great speech," replied the opossum.
"And I am also a poet."
"Well, I'm a statesman."
"I can growl in four different keys."
"And I can conquer the lion."
Thus they bragged over each other
until their noisy voices disturbed the
wolf, who came forth and remarked:
"Gentlemen, I tike your word for it
that woodchuck iB equal to chicken and
opossum sweeter than fried oysters,
and you shall furnish me a dinnerl
Come hence 1" ' '."
Moral. One never loses anything by
keeping bis mouth shut. ' '.
Why She Wept Not.
"I saw you at the funeral the other
day," said one lady to another. ( .
"Yes. I saw you too."
"How natural the corpse looked 1"
"Just like marble."
"I never heard a more affecting funer
al sermon, did you Y
"Never. , And just think of it, when
everybody was crying, I reached for my
handkerchief and found, to my horror,
that it was a red one I had in my
"Goodness! What did you do ?"
Why, I didn't cry. How could I,
when everybody else in the church was '
using white!" , . . .
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A fight between a rattlesnake and a
blacksnake was recently witnessed near
Fort Worth, Texas. The blacksnake
forced the fighting, gliding around in
swift circles while the rattlesnake lay
coiled. The circles grew smaller and'
the rattler became confused as the
blacksnake drew closer. His rattles
ceased to give out the usual sharp
sound, and his head drooped as if ver-,
tigo was seizing him. The blacksnake
by a lightning movement seized the .
rattler by the throat and winding about
him the two rolled over and over to
gether. In a few minutes the rattle
snake ceased to breathe. An examina
tion of the dead body of the rattlesnake
revealed a fracture of the spine as com- '
plete as if done by a blow with a club.
The rattlesnake measured five feet ojd4