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Lincoln County Leader
Devoted to the Best Interests of Lincoln County and the Development of It Resources. WHITE OAKS, LINCOLN COUNTY, N. M., SATURDAY, DKCEMIiER 20, 18ÍM. NTMliKR 10. i.jj. j-. . t . v . Uiiroln Coantv Leader. ' SaBrddy, !cc-nher Üft. ISM. ; MFEU OF Ti!?. COBTV . TrrV.. riixT. Kilter ! rilyit'.ticl. W, B C.sxa4 I mmf It in -issn- CIULDEHS & FKUiPSSO. A'rrotUVKY AT LAW, ALUüQVKiujri:. x. a. tJT" WW pJMC-:c ui Iju'nln rmvi'v. W. F. BI.ANOH AIM), I. S. Hi;2R'.lL I2PL"TV SURVEYOR. AitO - Notary Public. VT J ITK O A KM. V. M. LUTUEIi'frr'cL:MtTS. ATi't at law J-tc-la Km. II. EIHV H..tcl nuü(nr, plifd us witli fund to appease ow LINCOLN N. M i appetite for an article, and here got for one on winter. "The melancholy days havt come, Míe sauiiest oí tne year. Nature has laid off lior summer c 1 1 It I C'lIltlMTM AM r M A H joking Eteiy good citizuti, will, I It TVoul T7 . Liísíu ilu I piitv 'i bis wn way rejoice and givi :'i::iiki that hi lines have been n vdl placed, that his country issf! ! 'ie and indivisible, ard that In The suggestion1 that it wm-ild ' e a-lowering of dignity lor Mr. Ar-' Ll.-? & Lihtl Suit Eismiistd. Wa.-hingU-n. I). ('., Dec. 10, '81. Before tin? next issue of the T.í.Ai'Ei?, Christinas will have con i"d fr"ii'. and it treiv not b; a'nis' t ur to accept the oilice of I'nitu! I S'ates senator after hat in-' been re the moi archsof theohl wo, 1. ,1.ti(1(,Ilt s ot nned l,v the , motto of the Ameriean poph : ,,r..,(i,.,lt m ,,.., rm.(.t Sever . I F.otcn-il i tho Post Office at WLitr i ! f)J. X. M.. At second clan mutter. j WINTER. I It is evening ns we write. DarV j less fill" tlie streets, ami we nr 1 seated in our sanctum. Deoembi i ( ;s alono with us, and a cheeriest ompanion hi? in. But he ha suj in wishing our readers ft t. H. tiATonw. w. t. Trtiurwcioai CATKON d THORNTON, Attorneys is t I-xs.-v Kasha m. Hl Mnwtro. prt'-iii .V llic Courts of Lw rni KruitT in klie Torrimrr. Kipefial juVviiiin ip'vin to Tjie el!t'4n of 1 tints ail pit aly!"'1 pro'jii'tlj maclr. Jolm "Y. Hewitt. ATTOKNEY-ATLAW. wrar oaks . y Iirrwtr cocstt k i li i d tj u n !. I li u Í u 1 , WHITE OAKS. N. . Vv'ül operate in Li:icuin aei Socorro Con mies. tijdr m:iv tie Li t at this o:!:ce. iLX)IWE It. 1ÍAIUÍER, Attornev at Law, I Jl ("."O LN, .N. M. JOHN A. IIKI.l'lIIN(iSTIXE. Attornev at Law. M'hi ínl-. na Ccceno, N". M. Tt ofilre uridrws, Socorro, X M. J. T. EEID'S Assay Office Chemical Laboratory. letmrn In Snuthtn Si-w Mvilro mtniliifd and ruri'Md iip.n. KtrlmiiLrs ami sprrJIl Klonf. made. Crrinu)ilriif e Sulicitnd. tHlk, "luie fU Atc. WHITE OAKS. NEW MEXICO. ED. K. EONNELL, Real Estate anil Mining Aent. iTK O A KB, N. Jl. JAMES. S. REDMAN Contractor & Builder, Yltc Oaks. N. M. PT" Ontar. mar 1 lf tbt off IT. (V i AVLui:, Notary Public, BONITO. Lncoln O-'iniv. NEW MEXICO. ChtM-ltf fMíUfs. M.i UmiiiIcii hi riimgi'i A. G. LANE, rhjRician aiul Suriroon, BOLinrs A MIAKK Of lie ralruiiftK1' "f tliv C'ilicn of X'hitr (.lllltn hiiI 't'iililr. I'Tntm' AiTuhrTK-e. rmit'tual CiilU-Mitin W n .UiviM. KriiK-. V. 1 1 . I' f. MOORE & HOPP, f. S. Pcpiitj Mili ral Siincjors s;)()i;K(, x. m. V.( "M, pdNAl D. Wl.it r Hr. N'."v Tmico. Lime Lime. THF. vfrv Vinkt ini'i'itv "f I, if ii ..1 1 T unt.ini' I.' ' '' h rei l""r' "f Atieni-ta l.iiji: purine Pri'f 50 CENTS A lU'SHFL. rcibes and arrajed heruelf in the cold blaak raiment of Winter. There are many who love Winter, hut the writer 13 free to conies that he is not of the number, am' that it has n charms for liitn. We never ceuld nee anything toadniirc 11 the muttering, moaning and whistling of tho wind as it came ;V. ..! thu icy regions of the North, nil' - ji 1 we i.-vi-r see any poatry ti..- bÜ!i.::r.g now, pelting hail I'ieiuing uleet, chilling atmosphere, ''e.'iicnttt armed with front, am! !iercent8, etc., ko much written b- ut by )ets and other Í00U i very wail of wind in freighteo with tho pain, grief, misery and desolation of the unfortunate poor an! win! the many may be enjoy 'i ti'imsel vert riding after their . raneing sfec Is in fancy c itters ml thr iugh fashionable uiu flier. ufiiiig thtíhilling blast, a 'nuine uk tew" are Milking into death' Id i-nibrace for want of protection ,-nin the nn ages of the Eeaion : ml while many are cutting fanta c. figures upon skate, they little hink tliattlie frost whicii coug.-al-d the ice upon whicii they an skating, froze up tl.e foun ai 1 cl mine mortal casket. We never could admire the iigh; r eonti mjilution of trees, shrnl irry and Tines standing forth m ed. ami shaking be.'orethe ic blasts the rivers, canals, air "babbling brook" frozen over :he creaking of the roadway a wi passed over them flinty streets. nd old Boreas sweeping arouiKi corners with terrible rigidity, tiii ing the eye-lashes, hair ar.il wliie kers with snowy tasssels. and t!u l.ice, nose ami ears with tinglin p.ii'i nor in the-ladies ln-in made t' blush at the rude kiss of the s.nicy wind. No; to see tin pretty faces of pretty girls glazcti by the .infeeling elements, ami heir sw-et lips patched wit'i 'cold sore," is not a very ukv o pleasing feature of winter. Mat we feel thankful that i here are; j irospi-ctive features in or to t i 1 ! i-i-ne. Tho true uhilant lii o'niii r 1 iie.irt can j'lilsate with pleasure as it contemplates what joy it can cr .ite in the breasts of the honest but unfnrtunate poor. A few inore months and Spring will be iiiaugu-,-ated and supercede Winter. Tht Wiirm and pleasant breath of Sum iiier will again be inhaled. The .ev j am w .; ! b' l.s,e'led fro:u 01 1 i-tern aii'i Wtiti 1 '-eiuirses. Tl.e irefs viü tijain be robed in green, and bud and bKfsom. TI e grass will peep, then shoot from out the earth, and cover our fields. The sir. of Summer will shine upon a iHoiiv country and into purer and 11 hi .1: thankful luarts than ever be i'..' . , n.il last, though not least, j the I.iiADi u will make its regular family risit. Selah. Merrv hrisfinas." t iiiest'lit a fev ' bought connected with the Hat of which next Thursdav will be tl e i j anniversary, ! Next Thursday will b Christ -I nas Daw Next Wednesday niirl t I I... ut.,.L-ii.iru .t ittliiM.il rf Kit!,.! mes will be hung np on as man; j nails, ami millions ot little heads will lie restless upon pillovs, their li'tle hearts throbbing with expec tancy as to the munificence which "old Santa Clans'' will exhibit to wanl them. No matter how high or low the mercury may rue 01 fall in thermometors, millions ot little feet wil' leap forth from warm ouches next Thursday morning. mdtrot in the twilight to the stock -i igi so carefully and securely atlix e I to the walls on Wednesday night. Who cannot remember, on Mich m occasion as this, when they were little boys and girliii With rliat impatient anxiety they await d the corning of Christinas Eve ! How they hung np their little -t.ockiiigs with unshaken confidence that, inasmuch as they had been good children, Santa Claus would assuredly drop down the chimney .villi his loud of presents, and de posit an amount thereof common urate with their deserts in the re ceptacle intended thercíor Í Those lays when they wished time to fly swiftly in order that they could as sume the pioportions of men and -a omen ? When the ponds, lakes and rivers, whether flowing be icatli the rays of a summer sun or oridged with icy planks, invited them to enjoyment i There nre many little ones, who have been deprived by death ol , iieir paternal relatives, ami whose little stockings will not appear as plump or be filled so 'gt neroiish . . on last Cniistiius morn Wid wed mothers may. and wi.l, do do the best they can, but relentless Ue will tiicvpo.se insurmountable hut'ipi's between the will and its oti.-uiuai .on, and next Thursday iiorning many litth giiU and hoy's .leatts will well up tears when the.) Ii 1 1 1 1 their stocking.-, ineagerly anu .theitp'y lilUd. And during the lay iIiom; little ones will see on the .-nivets their more fuiorcd compan ions, and hear them lv listing ot what they had received ; and at dinner no fatted turkey or goose will grett their vision on the taiui y table, and again their little liearls will swell witli emotion as t.iey reineinber healing tueii- play Mi.ites tt !l wnat they had for tbe.r 'hristina.i meal. Next Thursday will be the anni versary of the birth of our Kedein .!, and will therelorc. very proper ly be celebrated as a Christian hob- lay. lieiigious services win Oi held 111 all our Christiun churches, .11 I the ail will be redole.it with he ascending prayers of tens ol uillioiis -thanks for the magnifi cent gift of the Creator, and j.etit- ons to tho Eternal Throne for personal favors, blessings on our LT i lion, its Executive, Judicial and Legislativo arms, and for a spread of the benign influences ot Chris tianity, not of the Hiirchaid school, but trim and sincere Christianity throughout the world. lousiness will be generally suspended, and cuizens will davotH tiieniseltes to r.Miiriiis t xereisi'i. and yennd re . :. )ds forth in as bold rs-iii f :is di 1 writing 1 n the wall of the .: i' nt King. "Come what may, ower or out of .wer, in victor 1 in defeat, our country and th p rpetuity of its institutions." T: 'Kperiment whfther or not o . ople are capable of sulf-gover -lunt'hns becn'severely tested, an 1 rerdict is before the world. There are some individuals wle re such straight-laced professors eligion that they lean back wan mil ignore, or rather disputo, tin ationality of people , indulging 1 vorldly pleasures on Christina' )ay. With such we take issue ieriously and confidently. Tru Christianity does not require uiei o shut themselves out from tin vorld and their fellows, but rafhei to mingle in it and amongst them )n Christmas I .iy the heart o: each member of the human lamih should reach uut in syiuputhy. good-will, and pure fellowship to his or her neighbor, and the wild est of moral hilarity will be not only excusable, but coiiiinendaele in man. It is not required of us to mourn but rather rejoice oh the ani versary of our SiiTior, and lie does not properly observe the Day who does not unloose the cords of care attaching to his heart, and devote his time to thanksgiving, praise and enjoyment. In conclusion we earnestly wish that every reader of the Laier personal friends, or unkind enemies, strangers as well as kin, u "Merry Christmas,'' and we indulge the hope that on next Thursday the only intemperance noticeable on our streets will be that attribut able, to joy arising from the con viction that we h:a Me li.-.tor at t ie right hand of (J( d, that tr. e and pure religion is survly and pi r tool 1 y disseminating throughout tin. length and breadth of o.ir Union. 1 hat our country is at peace, 0111 eeuiitry's weal is firmly enshrined .n the hearts of our pcwplc, and that the Starry Banner is still the insignia of freedom and National honor, Agin, kind' reader, a ".V.erry t 'hristmas." It is surely the duty of congress to admit Dakota vith her 4SD.UUI iihabitants into the sisterhood ol states, and it would be a grosi wrong to refuse, her. If thes. hundreds of thousands of people deu.aud the privilege of citizens 1 t a state they should havo it regard less of the political opinion wt the majority. I'er contra. What is to become d'the State of Nevada? Itspopu'a tion is said to bo steadily decreiu ing, until now it has only aboin !.'),000 people. The State contains 1 lO.OOo square miles of land, most ly good for nothing for agricultu ral purposes, and the mines are an incertai:: quantity. Many minei mee paying have been abandoned, md the towns near them are fall ing into not quite picturesque ruins. :d e.vpri'sideuts have field m-koI.t . -.'aces t'ian thai. Tho first A''- anis, Mudisnn find Monroe e.-r-rc vY ; 11 . v 'C members of state cottstilu j Tonal conventions after jytirii g from the presidency, uní the Inst named served alo as a juMiec of the peace to hie county ; John Quincy Adams was elected t tin house soon after he ceased to be ! president, and continued there for i a period of seventeen years ; Tyle; j was in the peace conference of tin i winter of 18G1 ; and finally, Have I was made township road over eer by his appreciative neighbor j lie same year that lie quit th j White House. So fur as dignity i h'oncerned, therefore, Mr. Arthu ! teed not hesitate about tsking th j New York Butiatorship if he can get it and wouhl like to have it As a matter of fact, that is a biggi thing than any ex-president ha ever yet secured. (j lobe Democrat The (r. D. is a little off. E President Andy Johnson, while U. S. Senutor from nessee. diet. Ten- One man wus elected who rai ipcn the St. John ticket. He rai for the position of justice of ses nons in New York, and gets tin office because it turns out that hi opponent who received all the vote but nineteen, is ineligible. As the one solitary man in the Union wi nulled through or. the St. Join ticket. Mr. Eugene B. Hale ha achieved a tlegree of fame, an Melva should send him a letter o) Mingratulation. The provisions of the new trea'x -villi Spain, which the senate h isked to ratify, do not seem to be very well understood, and it is dif 'icult, therefore, to say whether ii 's to our advantage or not. How ver. the fact that, it provides fo he free admission of Cuban an i'orte liican sugars, from whiel -ve now derive an anual revenue o V2",00t,(i0U is against it, to star .vitii, and some very good reason will have to be given before tin senate will be justified in endorsin: in ar.trigemcnt of this kind. Tins week we hive filled in apar time reading u history of Nc v An tcrdam, (New York.) ard wen struck w'th one fact cited, viz t'iat the first lawyer" wlo sougl 1 tir shores in search of practice an' fortune, was Adrian van di )onck. in ItHl. but the anthoritu t vnild not permit him to try eases With an equity which did credit t their judgement, they excluded him, because, as there was no bu yer to plead against him. the other si lewould not have fair play. Ii those prim'uite days a notary wm 'jotninissioned to draw up decían ti wis, testaments, codicils, instn ments, preliminary informations ncrciintüe and marriage contract etc. Tiik South has voted solidly for free trade right straight along, ut now that the new Spanish treuty includes a little freo trade in silbar ho solid South is yelling lustiiv for protecti'oii. Tue grtat question has been vhat to do with the surplus in the reasury. Soou the question will b- what brta r rotv.r M it J Tiik New York papers note tl fact that tho debt of that city hv been rcduiu 1 a few millions ofdo -'irs during the past two years. It H Vet a good deal of a burden, lowevcr sS.SCIJ. n"'). Tue Men phis Ajywil is srrenti- 'isturbed because- CJon. Shermai 'ins said something again' Jetfef vm Davis. It says : "All tl i t Jetfe-soi) Davis saved from 'be i .it . t . wreck 01 luo. i.fcst i..av.se wss tns lesos. Harrison. Miller and Eba. Ci unsel'ors at I.atv : (itNTs : hfii I requested you 11 August last to bring suit against he publishers of the Indianapolis W ritiiiel for libe!. 1 did so in the elief that the wmng done me by hat paner, being entirely of .1 per onal and f domestic . character, c nild be fairly tried without undue influence from political considi ra ti m. I confess 1 was profoundly mazed Ufind the matter at once aken up and libel rejiroduccd with 11 possible exaggeration in every Democratic paper in Indiana. Ex cept thieejneiiibers of the J)emo ratie party of that state, ; I never icard that a word of dissent or dis pproval was spoken while the ireat mass of Democraticspeakers repeated tht; libel from every Uutnp'in Indiana with vituperat ive rancor, with glib and ribald jest. It' Vas , thus'niade so tar as my matter of the kind 'can be made an issue ,'n an ex iling political campaign and the Jjmocrats of the state were thor oughly j)oisoned in their minds in r.'gard to the question to be decid d at law. Under such conditions r, is simply impossible fo fiave a t lir trial or that I can expee. any other result than that which uni ormly attends a political libel suit growing out of an exciting cam )a!gn in this country. If I Were in fair enough to desire a jury com losed ef my own partisans, I could lot have it. A properly constitut ed jury in Indiana would be cóm- iset) ot members of both political Arties in about equal proportions. .Vhen I visite! Indiana in Octo ber, I was repeatedly advised that tix Democrats could not be found in the state, who in a political suit vould give 1 veidict against, their ' tailing party organ. This did not íecessarily convey an imputation ipon their personal integrity as Ctizcns, but simply that the blind ag of party prejudice would utter v jtrevent an impartial confidera ioii of the evidence submittt-id. 1 m perfectly able to light the Seli incl newspajier in an Indiana oiirf, but I would itaiul no chance vhatever against the consolidated mom of the Democratic j.artv of he state. With these surrountl iugs and with this j.rospect it is die for us to go through the doubt, md annoyance of a trial. The juestions pnqioinitied by the bill I discovery hate already been substantially and fuily answo'red y inc. and 1 am willing to leave my written answers and statement nider oath to the judgement ot the eoplo 1 do not choose to bate he case indirectly concluded by a technicality or suffered to. die in lihntv. I prefer to make this .r.nik and open statement fit the r ason which induced me to be I'uvc the prosecution of the ease viiiihl be utterly fruitless. Jas. (i. Blaise. New Yoiik, Dec. III. The Tribune of to-day says, editorially, that Mr. Blaine desires to have it atetl ti.at. ail reports of inter iews hud with him since hit arri val in Wellington are entirely un- I ithorative. One in which lie is r presented as discussing his rela- oi;-t with Mr. Conkling has been extensively published throughout ; ie country, but is from beginnirg end an icexcnsable forgery. Mr. Blaine as' s that his friends will ! 111 the favor to discredit uttcr'y I I y and all expressions in the form 1 interview? which may be im ut i I to him. If he has any oceas on coiniouiiicatf witli the public he 1 xi'M ! 1 -1 r hi- i 1. -t ! .