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Las Vegas Free Press
Saturday, Jan. 2, 1892.
LuYesu (the meadow), the largcat city Id liew
Mexico, It ttie county aoat of Ban Miguel county, tut
moit populous nd wealthy county of the Territory,
It Is iltuatcd In latitude 85 degrees 40 minutes north,
on the Ualllns river, at the eastern base of the
Rocky Mountains, at an altitude of abont 6.500 fcot
ebovo sea level. A few miles to the west are the
mountain., to the east and southeast a vast plal;
stretches away and afTnrdsaflne stock and naTlcul'
tural country. It has an enterprising population of
between seven and eight thousand people and Is grow
It Is sliuntcd on a grant of 600,0)0 seres, of which
only a few thousand had a good title, but the legisla
ture has Just passed alaw which settles the title and
will throw the balance of the tract open to settle
The town Is lit by electric light, has water work.
ns, slrcot-car line, telephone exchange, a dally pv
per, churches, academics, public and private schools,
a number of solid banking and financial Institutions
and mercantile houses, some of whlchcarry stocks
of trO.OOO, and whose trado extends throughout New
Mexico and Arliona. It Is the chief commercial
ton of a vast tributary country, rich In resources,
the development of which has Just been commenced.
West nod north of Laa Vegas, reaching to the Colore-
do lino Is a mountain and mineral region, covered
with forests of pine timber, affording an excellent
qnnlllyof lumber. Just west of town, one to two
miles, la an unlimited supply of the finest red and
white sandstone, pronounced by Prof. Hayden the
Uncut In I ho United Btatca.
T'.n alleys of the monntatn atreams are very rich
and proline, producing wheat, oats, corn, grass, etc.
In nbundance. East and south of the town and like
wise tributary lo It, are the vast and well grassed
plains and valleys of the Canadian and Tecos rivers
and their tributaries, constituting tno nnesi sioca
rcitlon for sheep and cattle In all the west. Thl
great country Is already well occupied with prosper
ous catllo raisers and wool growers, who mk L
V on. is their business town and supply point. Build
ing material Is excellent, convenient and cheap, and
the business houses and residences are handsome,
well built and permanent. Las Vcgai Is, without
ancstton. the best built town in New Mexico.
The headquarters of the division of the A. T. S
F. Railroad extcndlngfrom La Junta to Albuquer
que are located here as well as their tie preserving
Besides Its railroad connections It has regular
stages east to Cabra Springs, Fort Bascom and Liber-
tv. and tho Texas Panhandle t southeast to Anion
Chico. Fort Sumner ond lluswell; north to Mora via
Bnpcllo and Roclada; northeast, with Los Alamos, Uo-
lomlrlnns and Fort Union. Tclcphono lines .-xiena
to Los Alamos, 13 miles distant, and to Mora, 85 miles
via Sancllo and lloclada.
Water Is supplied by a gravity system of water
works, the water being taken from the river seven
miles above the city, and has a pressure ot I HI ids.
While so far there ero no producing mines very
near Las Vegas, the prospecting done has developed
the fact that there are some very good prospects here
that will, with proper working, soon pay well. Ma
chinery has lotcly been purchased by some of these,
and. undoubtedly, they will soon be making regular
Five miles northwest of Las Vegas, where the Ual
Unas river breaks out of the mountains, are situated
the famous Hot Springs. The river hero runs from
west to east, and the springs are on the south bank,
almost central In a natural park, surroundedby pine
clad and picturesque mountains. The water of the
springs Is as clear as crystal, of a high temperature and
the mineral constituents aro so auDuy uissoiveu uu
blended as to render It wonderfully beneflclal to the
human system. In addition and supplementary to
tho advantogca possessed by the mineral water, the
climate Is one of the finest In the world, l ne aion
tezuina hotel there la very commodious, splendidly
furnished and the management and tablea are all that
can be desired, and the accommodation for guests Is
unsurpassed anywhere. The hath house Is large and
verv comnlete In all Its appointments.
A branch line of the Santa Fe railroad runs from
Las Vega to the Hot Springs, connecting with all
trains. At present rouud-trlp ticket! are sold from
Kansas City end eastern polnti to the Hot Springs
uiioil for nlnetv daya at greatly reduced rates.
About 13 miles above tho Hot Springs, at Hermit's
Peak, generully called Old Baldy, a detached spur of
the liocky MounUlns,ls some of the nnest scenery in
New Mexico, Tho peak Is broken abruptly off on Its
face, rising alu.ost straight up 2D0U feet, while on he
south side of the mountains the river cuts through,
rntninir from the too of the range, 1 narrow
nn.m over 21KJ0 feet deep, rising In some places with
out a break tho entire distance. Good fishing and
hunting can be had In the mountains anywhere
from 2U to 30 miles of Las Vcgsa.
The average temperature for the year 1880 takrn at
the Montemina Hotel each day was as follows; Jan-
,,.n- iuii.irr.ea: Februarv. 53 i March, 65; April, do
May, 6'J: June., 7Ht July, Wi August, TJ; September, 70:
October. IB; November, tUt Docembei, 50.
San Miguel Is the empire county of New Mexico.
It Is on the average, one handred and eighty mllea
long by ninety-five miles wide, and containing about
8.100.0UU acres, embracca within Its boundaries rugged
aud wooded mountains, extensive plains and fertile
valleys. lis elevation on the eaat 1 about SOU)
feet and on tho west 12,000, The thirty-fifth parallel
of lalltudo runs centrally through it. It is bounded
on the north by Mora County, on the south by Berna
lillo and Chaves Counties and extendafrom the sum
mit of the main rangoof mountains on the west to
the Texas Panhandle on the east. It la well watered
by the Canadian, Pecos, Oalllnaa, Sapelio andTecolo
te rivers and their tributaries. Between the Sape
lio aud the liallluas Is the great divide which eeparates
the waters flowing into the Mlsslsslpt from those
flowing Into the K!o Srande. The western portion of
thecouniyla mountalnoua, rising from the plains to
me highest range in the Territory, cappod with eter
nal snows. The culmination of tho mountains at
such a great altitude, twelve thousand feet, causes a
ureal accumulation of snow, which constantly feeds
the mountain streams with pure water, that pasaes
olt Into and through the valleys below. The Mora,
Kupello, Ottllluas, Tecolote and Pecos streams all
have tlielr sources In the same mountains and.nearly
In the some locality. The precipitation of moisture
on the eastern slopes of the mountains by rain and
snow Is greater than In any other portion of the Ter
New Mexico Is aa large as all the New England
Btatca together, with New York and New Jeracy
thrown In. It Is alwut equally divided In grazing,
agricultural and mining lands. Millions of acree,
rich in resources, are waiting to be occupied. 11 has
the precious metals, coal, iron, stock range, agricul
tural, horticultural and grape lands, splendid scenery,
more sunshine, more even temperature, moro ex
hilarating atmosphere, than any other country on
this continent, low taxes and an active home market
for all agricultural products.
New Mexico wanta manufactories of every de
scription, more farms, gardens, orchards, vine-yards
miners, stock ralscrs-a million more Industrious
people to develop Its resource and make for them
selves comfortable homes. There 1 no better Held
for profitable Investment of capital.
Santa Fz Sotte.
LOCAL TIME CARD.
No. 4. Now York Kxprv 0:45 a. m.
No. 1. Moxloo & j'hcHIo Kxpresx ... 7:M p.m.
No. 3. Southern California Express. 5:il0 p. m.
No. 2. Atlntitlo Express 7:45 a. m.
No. 4. New York York l.xpros ...10:10 a. m.
No. 1. Mexico & Purine Kxprosa.... 7:50 p. m.
No. 8. Bout hern ( Hllfornia Express 5:5ft p. m.
No. 2. Atlntitlo Express 43:10 a. m.
HOT PPHINOH 1IRANCH.
No. 704. Express 10:00 a.m.
No. 7H0. Mixed 5:20 p.m.
No. Vi a. Express 8:00 a. in.
No.7(. Mixed 7:15 p.m.
No. 710. Mlxod 11:24 p. m.
Mixed 8:10 n. m.
Express 1:'M p. m.
" 5 :'M p. m.
Mixed 10:10 a. in.
Mixed 1:00 p. in.
PULLMAN CAll SERVICE.
Trnlns 1 and 2 have through sleepers between
Chicago and San Francisco, iilso between St.
Louis and the City of Mexico. Trains 3 and 4
have through sleepers between Chicago and
Han Diego via, Los Angeles. All trains dally.
D J. MacDonalo, Agent.
East Las Vecias Post Cffics.
Mall for the East closes at 9.15 a. m; for tbe
South at 5:00 p. in.
General dollvery Is open from 8 am. to 7:fl0
p. m. imisiuo uoor open irora i a. m, 10
Oenoral delivery Is open from 9 to 10 a. m.
and 7 to 7:30 p. m Outside doors open 9 to
10 a. m. t to 7:il0 p. in.
LOSf & FORT,
Attorneys at 'Law
East Las Vegas, Now Mexico.
Can tina Imperial.
J. ZZ. ToiUebaum,
Manufacturers and Distillers Agent.
E.'Afe, Liquors, Cigan 1 Tohcco.
Billiard and Club Room Attached.
Nos. 103 105, West Side Plaza.
EDWAU TOMM HtUS.
XiAS VEGAS, N. M.
Attorney $ (jounjelof at Jatf.
The Arcadia College
An Aoademy of the TJnulin Barters.
l'OR YOUNG LADIEB.
Arcadia Valley, Iron, County, Mo
This la one of tbe Unost educational ett
lUHmrnts In tl. west, bavin,, a ru I , fc . T
xuurieiieed teui bui. Tuo location la "'KU
lui'y I u lily, b.-li.f .urrouu.led on all sidua by
;:S.l,lt. of imti and ""A'"1'
Tlicy me making the desert blos
som. During the past two weeks
1 20,000-- worUi-. I ..f.nii.t. .Iree a w.cj
planted in the vicinity of Eddy in tho
The mercury went "fooling
around" tho zero mark of the ther
mometer several mornings last week
at Silver City, Christmas morning
being the coldest.
There has been a rich vein of gold
struck on one of J. B. Mayo's mines
in the Orliz mountains. At first the
vein was about eleven indies thick,
but has widened to twenty-four
Inches, troinur about six ounces of
gold to the ton.
Tho press of tho territory lost a
valuable member by tho death of
James Howe, at Eddy. lie died from
consumption. Jim was a brother of
Ed. Howe, tho Atchison author and
editor, and was a bright writer. His
death occurred on Christmas day.
Tho Last Chance mining company
shipped 1054 pounds of bullion on
18th inst., worth $2,100.40 and on
2Cth inst., 94 pounds, worth $1,940.
58. This company milled 000 tons
of ore in November, and shipped
15,302.32 in bullion, a trifle over $8
per ton. steady running is the only
need of this mine to bring it to the
front as a dividend payer. ISiloer
The Jiullions that aro sent weekly
to Jesus Maria, Mexico, in one bun
dle fail frequently to reach our sub
scribers there. We have been in
formed that tho postmaster at that
point turns them over to a resident
named Jesus Maria, instead of open
ing the package and distributing the
papers, as no snouiu. inai pom
master should be sent to the World's
fair at Chicago, with other Mexican
w-w II 1 I V 1
cunos. lie wouiu oo a vamaoie ac
quisition to any cabinet. El Paso
On Christmas morning, when fire
was started in tho range in the kitch
en at tho Tremont house, in Silver
City, tho water in some of the pipes
connecting the heater with tho rea-t-rvoir
was frozen and the compress-
d steam caused an explosion which
almost completely wrecked the
range. The cook and .an asbiatant
were standing directly in front and
within a few feet of the range at tho
time of tho explosion, and although
tho door of tho rango was hurled
across tho room and other pieces
thrown around promiscuously,
neither of them wero seriously hurt
the cook escaping with a scratch.
Tho directors of tho San Pedro
Town company elected 8. E. Raun
heun president of tho directory, Gov.
Prince treasurer, and Geo. II. Cross
a director. A telegram was read
from F. A. Blake, secretary, saying
ho was snow bound at Rooiada aud
could not be present. A resolution
was adopted giving all those who
aro indebted to tho company, for
balances duo on tho purchase of lots,
until April to settlo up in full with
out interest. The company's pros
pects for the coming year and the
certainty that San Pedro would ere
many rnounths have railroad com
munication were discussed with no
small degree of enthusiasm.. The U.
S. patents for tho company's lands
were reported secured and paid for,
and the business of tho corporation
generally in good shape. A resolu
tion was ttUoptud calling a special
stockholders' meeting April 15, and
the president and secretary were di
rected to give legal notice thereof
for two weeks in advauoe.
THE. BEST BINDING ;
IN NEW ME2IICO
st Las Vegas N. M.
Notice fob Publication.
Chancery, No. 403S.
To the creditors and all parties interested In
or havlmr any oliitm or demand apalnst the es
tate. Di-onertv. elloetsand tbimrsof Charles l.
Simrledor, asilirnpd to me Intrust forlienellt of
ereilltors ny ine uecaor awiirnnieni or ino sain
Charles H. Spnrledor, dated tho 20th day of
October, 1H91 : Take notice, that on Monday,
the 2Mb dnv of January. A. U. 1802, and for
throe consecutive ilnys -tiumedlately theresfr
tor, l, Thomas w. Haywnru, saici assignee,
will bo present In person from 9 o'clock a. in.
to S o'clock p. m. on eaon of said days, at the
place recently occupied as a -tore and place
of business by said Charles H. Hporlcdcr, situ
ated on the west sido of Sixth street, south of
Douglas avonuo, In the town of Kast Las Vo
iras, in tho county of San Mlifuel and territory
of New Mexico, and I will then and there re
ceive and proeoed publicly to adjust and al
low all accounts, claims and demands airalust
snid estate, etTects and property of snld as
signor, assigned to mo as atorcftnld; and you
and each of you are hereby notified to then and
there present to me, as such assignee as afore
said, for adjustment and allowance, all claims
and demands.wlth the nature and amount there
of, which you or any of you then have against
the estate, property and effects of said assign
or, as otherwise you may bo precluded from
any benefit from said estate, property and ef
fects. Thomas W. Haywaiid, Assignee.
Datod Las Vegas, N. M., Deo. 11, 1SU1.
County of San Miguel,
Territory of New Mexico.
Mattlo L. Taylor,
Eliza J. Taylor and
all the unknown
clalnsnt of Interest
In and to tho lands
and premises herein
after mentioned and
described, who claim
adverse to said Mat
tie L. Taylor, Def'ts.
The said defendants, Eliza J. Taylor and all
the unknown claimants of Interests In and to
the lands and premises hereinafter mentioned
and described who claim adverse to tho com
plainant, tho said Muttlo L. Taylor, to snld
lands and premises, aro hereby notified that a
suit In i-hatioery has been commenced In said
District Court by said complainant. In which
complainant prays mat upon tno mini neanng
of snid cause Ihut tho title and estate In and
to that certain tract of hind and real estate
situate, lying and being in the county of Snn
Miiruel aforesnid. and described as lot No.
nine (H). block No. two (2), of Lucero's addition
to ihetown of Kast Ijis Vegas, bo established
as being the estate aud property of said com
plainant, free from and against any claim
whensoever of the snld defendant or any or
either of them, and thnt the snid defendants,
and nil and every of them, be foiever barred
and estopped from having or claiming any
right or t It lo to the said premises adverse lo
complainant, and thnt complainant's title to
snld premises and land lie forever quieted and
set at rest. Thnt unless you enter your ap
pearance In tho said suit on "t before tho first
Monday of January, A. D. ltftri, the same boln
the 4th day of January, A. D. ISO-', a decree
pro confesso tborcln will be rendered against
you. M. a. irrmto,
Clerk 4th Judicial District Court,
JOHNSoy Sc Jiimk. Sols for Complainant.
Dated November lit, A. D. 18111.
PLUSH SETS, ROBES,
SILVER SETS, CLOAKS,
CHINA SETS, GLOVES,
A. A. Wise.
P. C. Ilogsett.
, Notice ros Publication.
Prk-emptiow No. SSOci.
LAND OFFICE AT BANT A FE, N. M .,
Dee. 2. IHW1.
Notice Is hereby given tTiat tho followlng
nauicd settlor has tiled notice of his intention
to make tlnnl proof in support of his clsltn, and
that said proof will be made beforo I'rohato
Judge or, in bis absence, tho Clerk of Mora
county, nt Morn, N. M .ou Jan'y '-'1. 1H02, vlai:
CHAKLKS A. GOI.DAMMEH,
For the n X, sw & sw sw !4,see !tl, tp 19 n, r
2a e, nw H. uw . see 4. tp IS n, r:i.
Me nntnes tho following witnesses to prove
his continuous residence upon and cultivation
ot snid land, viz:
Frank J. Maldoner.Toodoolo Maldonndo.Cna
slinero Gonzales, Geo. Crocker, all of Wagon
Mound, N. M.
Any person who desires to protost against
the allowance of such proof, orwho knows of
any substantial reason, under the hiwsnd the
regulations of the Interior Department, why
such proof should not bo allowed, will beglven
an opportunity nt the above mentioned time
and place to cross -exam I no the witnesses of
said claimant, and tootfer cvldenceln rebuttal
of that submitted by claimant.
A. L. MOKK1SON, ItKOISTRR.
- WISE & HOGSETT. -
Successors to A. A. & J. H. Wisa,
Loans Real Estate
CORNER SIXTH AND DOUGLAS AVENUE,
East Las Veoa9, New Mexico.
References : First National Rank, San Miguel National Rank,
Browne & Manzanares Co., Gross, Blaekwcll & Co., O. L. Houghton.
Sign Painting and Picture Framing.
WINDOW SHADES MADE TO ORDER AND HUNG FREE Olf
Hemss Painting and Paper Hanging.
A STJJJX LINE OF WALL PAPER ALWAT3 I IT STOCX
GEORGE T. II1LL,
A No. 1, Douglas Avenue, Jiast Lai Vegct.
Three thousand dollars worth of General Merchandise of the Store
of H. Romero & Ero., consisting of
Dry Go o ds
El's, Boys' and Childress Glothi
Ladies' & Men's Furnishing Goods,
Hosiery; Hats and Caps,
And everything for daily use of families, will be sold at Public Auction,
commencing on Monday the 14th, at 9 a. m. and continued from day to
day until the whole stock is sold.
Don't miss this opportunity, rare bargains await you.
Come One ! Come all!
W ivUrJ." Anly to Mutm iruponurvB