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Devotedlto the Best Interests of Lincoln County And the Development of Its Resources. VOLUME G. WHITE OAKS, LINCOLN COUNTY, N. M.. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1887. NUMBER 2. jwksswNA Aiip i fjucoln Count í Leader I1IU I Ml kit lu.wru r "" ..t.li.,f Tcrtl.itiK hiiBwi(1HiwM.lvw;'717,! ouotruuiino:-l.-l rl. " . ADVERTISERS Mil ppr. Of orrtmin tirratM o KM .P.c. wh i" Chg.. M 01 W. SSSSSLORD &TK0SSJLS. : wilsox, m. d. ! In tifw brlck-iuljoliiinir WvV-ur. Ktfltrn. Puomit Response TO A I.I. Calls. " K. "Mi-Bi'TÍMÓNhY". (Late Hi-tfistiT V. S. Lnl Ofllw, Uoinc City. Muí'.) J TTOliSEY AT LAW. Office WliiU' Onks Arrnuc, WllITK 0 .1KB N. Al 'JoÍLS .. COCK HALL, AlTOKNKY AT I,AV, Lincoln N. M Practices-lief on; nil Con rts;of Uie Tr ritorv. Ami U. t. Lund Office. WILLI AM tí. UYAN, OoI'Nselok at Law, Lincoln ffew Mexico H a, U. Ciiii.HKKi AlliiiiiTine. C. L. Jackson, Socorro Childen, & Jarksou, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Jllh'Hui'njue and. tivcurro. iV. M. W Will Bract lev in Lincoln County. W. F. BLANCH ARD, I. S. MINERAL DEPUTY SURVEYOR, ANll Notar? Public. AVI1IXK OAKH. N M. Saturday, Motor 15, ISS7. Entered at tlie Tont Office at Whit Oaks. N M.. nnseconcl c.Ikhí matter. Tiik Chicago Weekly News, and Lincoln Co. Leapi:k, 1 year $2.75. Fearing a draft tlie editor ot the Leader volnntocrcd to go to St. Louis and there join the Grand Army ot the Republic host, which convenes in the metropolis of the Puke State on the 2(th inst. While nbsent, the tripod will be occupied by Capt. Timoney and I. J'. Burrow es, toeitlierot whom our friends will please communi cate local news which might oth erwiso escape their Argus eyes. While on his lark, the editor will contribute communications to his beloved bantling. Johnjy. Hewitt. ATTORNEY-AT LAW. LINCOLN WINTY V HIT 11 OAKH New Mksic. Jolm .oííurclrv. Mitins extractor. WllITK OAKS. N. M. Will per:ito in . Lincoln and Socor.ro Counties. Order iimv tie left nt Urn office. Vk0.1H. ItUn.KK.iillANVU.. B A.Ul. MAU.H..N l?AUliKUTiICllAKl)S()N, Attoriicvs at 3L&W, LINCOLN, N. M. Will practlou lu all he "" ' J) j?" Tevrliorv ED. R. BONHÉLL, Real Estate, and Mining Agent, WuitkOaks, N. M. rT7i.i out reí. Morterunjun Iti Churgcs A. G. LANE, Physician and Surgeon, solicits a hiiahv. Of the PnlroiiHRU of tho Citizens of White Oik " Violntty. Prompt Attrn-Unce. Punctual CollccUonE wTc. McDonald. I'. S. SKEML DEPUTY SURVEYOR. ASI TVotiivr Tiilli' 33ci'-""li.7Iloririoli. OKALKU IN LUMIU'.R, fcl I INGLES, DOORS, WINDOWS, occ. A lull supply t Building-materials Alwavs on hand. Call and sue me J. T. REÍD & Co WHITE OAKS.. N. M. DEALERS IN J'mv Drmj. Mli('lnH, Cirmi , It-rf'u ii('i'!h ,S'"7'' T"!Jcf Artiilm, J'utivt .!'- rroBoriptions Accurately contpoundctl at all hours. EDITORIAL CORRES PONDENCE. St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 2!Uh, '87. Our trip from Socorro hither, was uneventful, save that tho transportation facilities of the li li, were so heavily drawn upon, that all trains arrived hero hours behind schedule time. The train which couveyed Messrs. Littell and Rrown, the Socorro delega tion and the O. A. R. boys along the route, together with the writer, aid not reach St. Louis until Mon day afternoon. When our train struck Kansas "drouthy Kansas," it commenced raining, and tlie volume of water increased until we arrived here, wiien the watery gates of heaven were opened and t.ie lloods descending, drench ing every one hardy enough to venture beyond shelter. Notwith standing the down-pouring, the streets were filled with people and the sidewalks blocked by surging masses of humanity uud herwo mity. Tuesday, owing to the contin uous rainfall, the parade was post- ,...,.! until Wednesday forenoon, when lo ! l'luvius let himselt loose and the water fell in sheets, lo the surprise of everybody, how ever, tho parade came off, and throiiL'li the pelting ram, marcneo thousands of veterans, some ot them carrying Hags which they followed in the late " onpleasaut ness," many of them tattered, tern by shot and shell, and blac-U from the proximity of snmke. The sidawalks and windows on the linu of march were crowded and tilled with people, and cheers crowded the atmosphere. When conspicuous heroet appeared in the line, the volume ot noise emitt ed by patriotic lungs, rattled upon the senses like that of the heav iest war explosives. Rut time will not permit us to give fuller particulars, suffice it to say the untoward weather did not dampen tho ardor of tho visitors. To-day, many of tho boys turn their faces homewards with renew ed zeal in behalf of the cause for which they suffered and fought. We will conclude with one or two items ot local interest. On Sunday last at Agency City, Iowa, Lee II. Kudisille was uni ted in marriage to Miss Maggie Monroe, of 'he Iowa town indi cated. Everybody in White Oaks and Lincoln County knows tho groom. The bride is largelyH aiA popularlvjknown in tho Uawkcye State, having served as secretary ofíthe W. R. C. of that.state from its"organÍ7.ation lo'.the date ef her marriage. The trip of tho couplo from tlie scene of their union to this city was an ovation, inasmuch as the train conveyingjthemjhither was filled with veterans, who knew tho genial and efficient secretary of the valued - .Woman's Relief Corps. Out of the 110 charters issued in Iowa, ot the W. R. C, Miss Monroe's signature is attested on 100 of them. WTe hazard .nothing in predicting that Mrs. Rudisille will prove a valuable ac quisition to White Oaks society. The wife and 6on George, ot W. J. Littell, met the olu gentleman hero on Tuesday, and before re turning to Wh te Oaks, ho will visit his old Kentucky nomo. Mrs. Littell louded un with regards to the good people of White Oaks with w hom she became acquainted on her visit there a year ago, aud we take this opportunity ot un loading the same, with assurances ot the earnestness of the old lady in having her yood will extended as indicated. Mrs. Hewitt, Mrs. Brothers, and little Emma, are enjoying them selves like old soldiers. Rrown and this tramp,'wilHeave the city to day, if possible, 15. to Kentucky and C. to Iowa and Chica go, trom one of which points we will intlictjanother lettei upon the readers ot the Lkadkr. Davenport, Iowa, Oct. 3rd, 1SS7. Tired ns an army after a long march, were the members of the G. A. R on Friday night, the last night' of September. Mud had carpeted our roadway for a week, and an incessant rainfall had satu rated our clothing, and well nigh permeated our anatomies. Fatigue had overcome us, and seats on out going trains from St. Louis seemed elysiums. Rut what a rush at the Union Depot, trains pointing ev ery way and passengers soliciting pointers as to which were their trains. All departed behind time ; tilled to suffocation, but tne pros pect ot soon reaching home buoy ed up veteran hearts and peans to the Flag and Union, threatened to lift the car roofs as the sound of the whistle gave notice that we were ready to leave the rain-soak ed city, " by tlie river. We took transportation for this burg by the popular C. U. óc Q but at or about midnight, had to Ho up at an obscuro point in I1H iioin, until a freight car which had s vung from off the track, could be replaced, and it was not until lopg alter daylight on Saturday morn nig hetore the highway was open ed tor us, and instead ot reaching Rock Island (situate opposite this city on the Mississippi River,) at ti :'Ji', it was 11 :40 ere we arrived. While at St. Louis, wo had walk ed in the rain and mud so much that a dollar's worth ot Üesii was taken off our right heel, and alight ing trom the cars we must have looked like a soldier just returned from the war, but our limp would not have suggested a wound which a Spartan mother would have re joiced in looking at, being too low down and much too rearward. Well, 11 o'clock, a. m., found us at homo. Rut since departing therefrom last, the sou) of our mother had departed trom it, and when Heated in the shadow of the room iu which her dear old eyes closod on lite. and surrounded by chairs, pictures, albums, library, and all such thnt surrounded her in life, we felt that kovie liad been devastated il tiring our absence. Rut those whom we had como to see who appreciated our loss in the death ot our sainted mother, with loving eyes, hands and hearts, vied in making our stay agreeable, and in painting as the relict ot the funeral scene, the confidence with which she left this shore to meet upon the other, llim, whoso prom ises she always confided in, and the afjsurancethey felt and which should fiil our soul, that she now basked iu tho presence of llim re vealed, whom unseen, fshe so de lighted to worship as also that we nowjiad an advocate close to the ear ot the eternal King who would one day smile at our re union'above tho clouds, where rain never tails and the sun never sets. We beg pardon of our read ers for thus inflicting upon them our personal griets, but iu thejso doing wo experience a measure of relief, as our readers arc to us as members of our family who share alike our joys and sorrows. To morrow, all of this city seem to be going to Chicago, including members of my farmly, so rather than be loft alone, we will go too. Tho apparent cause is a desire to see the President, but tho actual one is to take advantage of tho cheap rates offered to visit the Garden City. Cleveland was not, and is not, ur choice but ho is as much our President as any body's, and everything ho does whichets at defiance honor and patriotism puts us to shame as much as any other well wisher ot the Republic which his heaviness was constitutionally but enigmati-. cally called upon to preside ver. For a century past, old fool phil osophers have argued that there is no such tiling as " luck," but Cleveland attaining to the Presi dency has silenced the last one of them. Unless he meets an igno ble death, his nama will ever live asa synonym of "lucir." Wo willjreturn here trom Chi cago, writeüyou another letter, and after a brief stay, turn our face to ward our western home and duty. WHITE OAKS REAL ESTATE ROOM. On last Saturday, the Town Trustees sold 30 lots for the bene fit of the school fund. The bid ding was spirited and the sJo brought an advance of $748.50 moro in price than tho most san guine ot our real estate men suppose'd the property would bring at public sale. The lucky purcha sers were Sunt. Schront., of the South llomestako Mining Co., lots; Col. T. W. Heman, 15 lots; R. McGinnes, 1 lot; IL C. Reel, 1 lot ; Joshua Halo, 3 lots ; (Mr. Hale bid 40O per cent of tho ap praised value.) Ed. Uebrick, lot; Rev. R. E. Lund, 1 lot: Ozanne ór Co.. 2 lots ; Postmas ter Collier, 1 lot ; Ed. R. Bonnell, our Wtiite Oaks' wide awako lumber man, 1 lot. Where is there a town in New Mexico without railroad facilities that can make as good a showing for one little real estate transaction, and whilst wo havo no desire to crow over our big railroad towns, such as Albuquerque, Las Ye 2is and Santa Fe, wo fael justified in referring them with honest prido to the quiet, energetic enter prising spirit of tho citizens ot White Oaks. This money goes as a loan to wardsjbuilding our Academy, and with tho money already subscribed, gives our Academical board $4000 of a building fund to commence with ! . And when we get our rail road, as we surely will, El Paso, Texas, wants our coal, then, gen tlemen of the New Mexican Press, we will do our crowing, invite you all to the Athens ot New Mexico, and quietly ask you, how do you like White Oaks 1 WHITE OAKS ACADEMY ASSOCIATION. Tho regular fall term of the Academy will comtnenco on Mon day, October 10th, 1887,5 at 9 o'clock, a. m., at tho Town Hall, W hite Oaks, N.M. The school will be in chargo ot Prof. Frank II. Richmond. Parties having children to send to said school are requested to re port to either ot tho undersigned. All .communications should be addressed to .tho Secretary of this association. W. C McDonald, Pres. Tuno. W. IIkman, Sec. Castle Hall, was tho scene last Tuesday evening, of another one of those social entertainments which the Knights of Pythias have inaugurated tor tho pleasure loving foeople, during tho fall and winter season. Sir Knights Stew art, Fitzpatrick and Reid were floor managers and committee on reception. In consequence of the inclemencyjof the woather, the ar tendance was not so large as at the first danco given, yet never theless, thero was more than enough present to kcepjfrom four to five sets of dancers on the floor, from 9 o'clock in the evening when the dancing began, until " the wee sma' hours aboou the twa." A mongst the many handsome and charming ladies who adorned the Castlo with their presence, we noted : Mrs. Col. Heman, Mrs. L. W. Stewart, Mrs. Dr. Paden, Mrs. Gov. Chaso, Mrs. P. and Jas. Reid, Mrs. A. Ridgo- way, Mrs. Win. Chase, Mrs. R. Fulmer, Mrs. J. Conch, Mrs. Ed. Keely, Mrs, J. Campbell, and Mrs. John. Shannenhouse Tho Misses Ida and Jamio Green, Ina Wan chopo. Portia Hill, ('arrio Jacobs and Katie Jackel. Ono of the young ladies got hold ot our re porter, and whispered in his ear, " That the Knights were just too nice ior anytning, mo nan was splendid, and the dancing ever so lovely." made toward Denver. Itjis stated that the Trinidad branch ot tho Rock Island was not determined until recently, when President Lowe of the C. K. & N. line vis ited tho southern portion of the state. To meet this invasion, tho Den ver & Rio Grande will soon bo ac tively at work toward tho south from Sinta Fc to the Cerillos, White Oaks and El Taso. The Company has just let a contractjto the Car Company for tho construc tion of 800 ,icw freight cars. The Pullman Company is also building a large number of passenger coach es for this company, and 30 new locoinotivesjare also being built in the east. The additional rolling stock will bo used byjtho Denver & Rio Grande Company tor tho equipment of new extentiona in Colorado and New Mexici. Transfer of the Penitentiary. Ata meeting of the board of managers of the penitentiary, hold at Santa Fe, October 3rd, tho res ignation of Thomas P. Gable from tho wardenship was accepted by Governor Ross ; and tho bond ot H. C. Burnett, as acting warden, in the snm of $12.000, signed by some of the principal business men ot Santa re, was approved. he board met ugain October 4th, and the final afid complete transfer of tho penitentiary was made to Burnett. Acting Warden Burnett then appointed John Gray chief clerk. Mr. Gray was formerly clerk of Santa Fe county. Mr. Gablo and family havo returned to Raton. He will probably again enter, tho employment ot Fred. Harvey, owner of the San a Fo and A. & P. eating houses. O jtic. m In Col. Ed. llaren's office, there is on exhibition, to-day, a turnip which weighs a Httlo moro than fivo pounds. It is merely a sam ple from a five aero lot which was sown, on sod, on tho lUth.of July. t was pulled on tho 6th day of October and from planting to har vesting there was no irrigation. It was raised at Rowe by Rev. W. J. Jackson, the Methodist preacher, who camo to this country from Texas, about the bo ginning of the summer. Optic- The Chicago & Eock Island. This is what the Denver Re publican lias to say about it : In ennnection with the Chicago 6c Rock Island's lease of a portion ot the Denver it Fort Worth line, reported in this city on Saturday, tnere comes tlie additional asser tion through a Denver & Rio Grande source that tho Rock Is land is to build a lino to Trinidad and that trains are expected to be running to that placo by Christ mas. From Trinidad, tho work ot construction is to bo pushed as rap idly as possible to a point in the Taos valley where a branch wil diverge to the Pacific coast and an other be pushed on to Santa Fe, and when completed to that point it will bo pushed on down the Rio Grande valley to Albuquerque, thence south to El Paso. The line from Trinidad was located by En gineer ralkner. In the mean tuno the luiu to Denver, through the northern tier of counties in Kansas, is progress jug, and rapid s' rides are being Co. "A," 2nd Regt J. M. Cav alry, under command of Col. Wal ter G. Mannon, is in Chicago representing tlio New Mexic Mi litia at the . international military encampment. lhe company is composed of Indians from tho Pu eblo Languna, aro handsomely uniformed and perfectly drilled. Thirty-one men, besides tho Oo's officers, went to Chicago, taking their well trained ponios with them. Tho liquor law passed by tho last NewiMexico legislature is as follows : " If any person or per sons shall procure or cause to bo procured, any intoxicating UquorB ot any kind whatever tor any ha bitual drunkard, knowing him or her to bo such, shall, on con vie tion, be fined in any sum not less than ?5iX), or punished by impris onment for a term of not less than three nor moro than twelve months, or by both." Fivo ounces ot pur gold was ta ken from ono and a halt pounds of Mountain Key rock bv Gen. Boylo this week. Thib is at tho rato of aoout $00,000 per ton. Tho Gen. has about 400 pounds of rock which is considered equally as rich as that from which the 5 oun ces were taken. In any other country oro of this class would ex cite a great deal of attention and comment, but in Grant county such oro is trequuntly encountered. Silver City Enterprise, t t