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mm W it i L r r VOL. 19 SOCORRO, NEW MEXICO. SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 1902 NO. 51 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. COURT PROCEEDINGS. 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 granted. 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."' Krister, DEATH OF JULIUS M. PRICE. One of Socorro' Most Promising and Popular Young Men Join the Great Silent Sltdorlty. 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 saddened. 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 kesolutions: 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, Committee. 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 he mingled. 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 newspapers. Socorro. New Mexico, January 2nd, 1902. John E. Griffith, Sf.ferino Abf.yta, A. F. Katzknstkik, Committee. Card of Thanks. Socorro, Jan. 3, 1902. Editor Chif.ftain: 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, and'Family. 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 come. Midwinter Carnival. 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 sale. Tnos. Jaques, 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." Santa Kosa. 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. Alamogordo News. 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 thereby. 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. Rice, divorce. 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 nt remembrances. 4 4nlr J OF HOME INTEREST. J Candies at your own price at Katzenstein's. 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 Water Canon. Katzenstein has the finest and freshest line of candies in town. Rev. Joseph McConnell has spent the week with friends in Albuquerque. Hon. Dan'l II. McMillan was in the city Monday attending to official business. A vagrant dog show gathered up many a spare nicklc on the street yesterday. 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 Windsor Monday. "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 Saturday. 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 o'clock. 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 McMillan's court. 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 Creek. 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 condition. 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 coal mines. 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 visitors. 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 mountains. 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 cent. 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 University. 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 the cars." 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 Satan ruined, 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.