J. H. KOOCLER, Editor.
RATES OF SUBSCRIPTION
Dally, l yw 10 00.
Illy, mouths boo.
Iaily,l month loo.
Delivered by carrier to any part of the city.
Weekly, 1 year 3 (10.
Weekly. Hi 00 n th i 175,
ITor Advertising Rates apply to.I. II. Koogler
A WORD TO DENVER.
That City Can Increase Km Commercial
Importance bj Co-operatingr
With New Mexico.
How and Why It Can Be Done.
A Railroad From TrinidatT to Las
The advantages to result from build
ing a railway line south from New Mex
ico's northern boundary to Las Vegas,
along the base of the foothills, in order
to control the rich local trade and se
cure the. transportation of the bulk of
timber and coal that will, for the next
ten years, be reckoned as of the great
est importance in the commercial
world, are apparent to the people of
Northern New Mexico and Southern
Men of influence are using their ut
most endeavors to induce railway mag
nates to build over such a route, fully
resolved that the line must be built, the
durncir resort being the construction of
a road by a home company. When the
road is built it will develop into an en
terprise of such magnitude, that no
railway company can afford to refuse
pro rata agreements, and thus the line
will be a power not to be treated slight
No railway manager will be in a pos
ition to "freeze out" the enterprising
men who build the road, because it will
be of sufficient importance to stand
alone, its carrying trade between Pueb
If) or Trinidad, whichever may become
the northern terminus of the new line,
and Las Vegas on the. south, being am
pie to support it.
But if the road must be built by local
capital, and although the cost of con
struction will be inconsiderable, on ac
count of the easy, natural, water grade
route that can be selected from one of
the many that Nature has made, and
the abundance of bridge and tie mate
rial to be found right on the line of the
road, yet this amount of capital can be
ill spared from the business operations
of the men who would be called unon to
raise the money to capitalize the scheme
for the construction and equipment of
the road. Mill, u necessary, those gen
tlemen, to whom we have made allu
sion, and who form a class of deter
mined and patiiotic citizens who see
the necessity for building the road, are
likewise convinced that as a business
operation it presents unusually great
advantage for investment, and would
build the road. Their hesitancy is
based solely on this the withdrawal of
so much capital from their business at
this time would cripple individual en
terprises, to which, in the light of busi
ness honor, they owe their whole atten
t ion and capital. It is seldom politic to
step out of the path mapped out by
those, who engage in private enter
prises and an established business, to
engage in another enterprise when they
expect to continue in the former until
they shall have realized a competence.
This is the only explanation for our
having called upon the business men of
Denver to assist us in building this line.
We havti not asked them to eno-aire in
any speculative scheme, but have asked
their co-operation in our plan to include
the rich section of country lvino- be
tween Trinidad and Las Vegas oa their
proposed railway line to the Gulf of
Mexico. If great reliance can be placed
in the following, then Denver business
men must do something to protect her
interests. The Denver Times says:
The Vuc.blo Chieftain publishes a
lengthy article announcing the fact by
direct authority from prominent ofti
eials of the Denver & Rio Grande that
the discrimination which has always
enabled Denver to ship goods to El Mo
ro, Trinidad, Alamosa, and all points
in the southern country, as cheap as
Wie same could be sent from Pueblo,
will be abolished in a few days, and
hereafter all Denver freight for the
southern market will be compelled to
pay the regular tariff rate over the one
hundred and twenty mile haul between
this point and Denver. This move,
which has been in contemplation for
some time by the Rio Grande railroad
company, is justly regarded as a h'v
card by Pueblo wholesale dealers, an3
the direct result must be to secure the
rich southern trade for their benefit,
for with cheaper rates and improved
railroad facilities all other competitors
will be shut out of the field. The con
templated change is a very important
one in a business point of view, and
will soon revolutionize the wholesale
trade of southern Colorado and the San
Once before have those, who have the
interests of the "(Jueen City of the
PJains" at heart, been confronted by
such a problem how to maintain her
commercial importance and it de
manded solution as urgently as it does
at present. After the Union Pacific
Railway had reached Cheyenne, the
('olorado Central Railroad was build
ing south from that point, and Presi
dent Lovcland in his zeal to up-build
Georgetown, had determined to make
that town the terminus of the latter
road. Georgetown would thus have
been able to control the mountain trade
that hitherto had been Denver's. Chey
enne was a point of considerable im
portance and was growing fast, and at
the expense of Denver. The latter
was being deserted by some of her.
largest houses, business was falling off,
and Cheyenne was gaining the former,
and her increased business activity
made the balance of loss to Denver.
Denver realized that she must have
railway connection, and, since she could
not afford to pay the price asked by the
Kansas Pacific Railroad for buildinc
into the city, and could expect nothing
from Loveland, who was bent on build
ing up Georgetown by the Colorado
Central Railroad, the "Queen City"
whose power 'to rule the heart of the
Rockies .was waning found that she
would have to do something for herself.
Of the gloom incident to the depres
sion of business in Denver was born
the Denver Pacific railroad project.
Business men of Denver were obliged
to cripple themselves for the time be
ing to put that scheme on a good work
ing basis. But the sacrifice, although
considered great, was not only a lucky
investment, but it saved Denver from
collapse. The Kansas Pacific shortly
after built into Denver and the Colo
rado Central came in: those who had
gone to Cheyenne returned to Denver
to re-engage in business, and the city
has continued to increase in importance
Now Denver contemplates the prob
able result of Pueblo's building itself up
at her expense, by the discrimination
of the D. &R. G. R'y against the for
mer. She must build a line from that
city to Pueblo if the Cheyenne expe
rience is to be repeated. Denver seeks
a Gulf connection, and must bnilr
somewhere, and why not to Publo, that
would be but a slight deflection from
an air line to Fort Worth. She must
build her line to Pueblo, and after
reaching there must go on to Trinidad
for coal in order to compete with the
A., T. & S. F. and D. & R. G. for the
transportation of an important com
modify. But the great coal fields of
that section lie to the west of Trinidad.
and once built to that region there is no
outlet to the plains to the East except
by crossing the Raton mountains, am
building through Colfax county. The
best course then would be to cross the
length of the county, building along the
foothills across Mora county and a por
tion of San Miguel county to Las Veiras
Having reached this city there are two
feasible routes, either to the east, to a
connection with the Ft. Worth road or
to the south, down the Pecos Valley, to
a connection with the Texas & Pacific
R. R., reaching New Orleans by either
The Denver & New Orleans R. R. has
practically announced its intention of
building to Pueblo. If the Denver
merchants assist in constructing that
line, they will accomplish as much as
they did by their Denver Pacific pro
ject. Then by coming on to Trinidad
they gain additional advantages. Here
they are on the edge of a vast area of
coat averaging from sixty to seventy
five miles long and very broad. Bv se
lecting any one of the numerous prac
ticable routes leading south they would
cross these . vast coal fields, where in
many cases the coal could be thrown
from the mine into side-tracked cars.
The wealth of coal and timber, in the
first place, a valuable consideration in
the construction and operation of
road; and, again, as furnishing arood
traffic by hauling these products to
market, are not to be lightly consid
Denver's interests demand that the
Denver & New Orleans, or some other
road, should be built to Pueblo: g-ood
trade, and coal in particular will draw
it to Innidad, and a rich section of
country, with no competing railroad
line, will draw it into New Mexico, and
sustain it the entire length of 130 miles
to Las Vegas. Then build an air line
to Ft. Worth or ikown the Pecos.
A representative of the Gazette, af
ter a careful examination of the coun
try lying just this side of the Raton
mountains, has found proof in evidence
ofj our oft-repeated assertion that no
better railway route through a rich
section of country can be found than
down Long's canon, across Red river.
down the Caliente canon to the Vermeio
river and then down the valley. In
other issues we will have somewhat
to say of this route in particular.
QHAVKS & RUSSELL,
J . r raneo Chaves, D. C. UusBell,
AND COI-NSELCRS AT LAW.
I. ill id.1 KiiOL'K. .... vi:w Muvirn
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER,
LAS VEGAS, SANTA FE. ALBUQUERQUE
AND SAN MARCIAL.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
LAS VEGAS, - - - NEWMEX1CO.
- - - NEW MEXICO.
OPPPOS1TE ADAMS EXPRESS OFFICE,
East Las Vegas.
Fr sh Beer always on' Draught. Also Fine
Cigars and Whiskey. Lunch Counter Id connection.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Office, Room No. 7,
FIRST NATIONAL BANK BUILDING.
RS. ROBBINS SUMMERFIELD, M. D,
OFFICE IX OPTIC BLOCK.
East Las Vegan, Now Mexico.
Give special attention to rlndin Scissors,
niendinir Tinwara. wnnirincr Pnmiuila li"m.
breHas, etc He will go after work, and deliver
I. A I - '
iu Ajjpiy ut me
NOTHWE.ST CORNER OF THE PLAZA,
AND COUNSELOR AT LAW,
And District Attorney for th Twnntinth Tn
dicial District ef Texas. All kinds of business
aiienueu to promptly.
Office: EL PASO, TEXAS
AND SHEET-IRON WARES
and dealer la all kinds of
COOKING ANG FARLOIt STOVES
BRIDGE STREET. - . - LAS VEGAS
jr C. McGUIRE,
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
All Kinds of Stono Work a Specialty.
LAS VEGAS. - - . NEW MEXICO
Proprietor of the
MINERS' BARBER SHOP,
HOT AND COLD BATHS
Next deor to Wright's Keno Parlor.
TM- M. FITZ-MAURICE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Silver City, - - new Mexico
Business of every kind intended to in Grant
POSTOFFICE. Bridge Street, LAS VEGAS
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER,
LAS VEGAS, NEW MEXICO.
And Undertaking Goods oí all Kinds Kept
Constantly on Hand.
LAS VEGAS, - - - NEW MEXICO
All Orders Promptly Filled.
jyj-cKLEMURKY & ALLISON,
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS.
LAS VEGAS, N. M.
Will attend to all contracts promptly in both
city mid country, and guarantee satisfaction.
Will deliver water promptly at any place In the
Old Town. Apply to
O'KEEFE & WALCH.
IOSTWICK & WHITELAW.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Office In First Nat'l Bank Building,
LAS VEGAS. - - xew MEXICO.
J W. HANSON,
BOOTS AND SHOES.
Shon in the nll fliiwrv nffinn Cm.t. u i
1- ....... w.i.v, tjuuiu otruifiiti
-yKST LAS VEGAS,
XT J- PETTIJOIIN, M
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
LAS VEGAS AND HOT SPRINGS.
Chronic Diseases and Diseases of Female o
HOT SPRINGS . . ' . a i.t 1 r
LAS VEGAS CeHtral Drue Store. 2 to I'.' m'
J" EE & FORT,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
(Office at Residence)
EAST LAS VEGAS - - . . v m
B. MERKEL, M. D.
OVER HERBERT'S NEW DRUG
STORE ON THE PLAZA,
QET SHAVED AT THE
PARLOR BARBER SHOP.
CENTER STREET, . EAST LAS VEGAS
Alex McLean. Robfc. McLean. .Jos. McLean.
CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS
All kindb of mason work. Fine Plastering
a specialty. Contracts taken In all
parts of the Territory.
LAS VEGAS, - -.- NEW MEXICO.
John Bobertson,F.S. A.
Opposite Browne & Manzanares' 4
EAST LAS VEGAS. NEW MEXICO.
ABsays of Ores made with acenracv nml ill.
patch. Prompt attention will be paid to or
ders sent from the VAriniia ntlninv jutm.a Af .i.a
....... V, fcUO
Examining and Reporting on Minea and
.OQ . Mining OUijM , fUtty. .
OF LAS VEGAS.
(Successors to Raynolds Brothers.)
Authorized Capital, - -$500,000
Paid In Capital, - - 50,000
Surplus Fund, - - - 15,000
DOES A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS.
MINERAL CITY STAGE LIKE;
NEW, COMPLETE, QUICK.
Runs to Mineral City, Mondays, Wednesdays,
and Fridays. Returns alternate days. Plenty
of time at either city for prospecting or busi
ness. Fare, $2.00 each way; Round trip, $3.50
T. O. Xlill eft! Oo.
Rev. W. H. Murphey
Agent lor New Mexico for
G. W. SIMMONS & SON
ü ull Manufactory
Of all kinds made to order. Gentlemen wish
ing to save trom 20 to 50 per cent, from any
prices west of Boston -will please call. .1.. W
Murphey will manage the business. Office in
Dr. Bayly's building, East Las Vegas.
J. W. LOYE,
Las Veeas, New Mexico.
HANDLED in CAR LOTS.
Butter, EggB and Poultry always on hand
Cash paid on consignments.
EMPIRE SAW MILLS
R. W. WOOTTENS? CO.
Send all Orders to
Leave orders witq Lorenzo Lopez or nt the
PLAS VEGAS B
LAN INC MILL
F. C. OGDEN, Proprietor.
Dressed Lumber for Sale. Lumber Surfaced to
Order. All Styles of
Moulding, Sash, Doors & Blinds,
Turning of all Descriptions, Newell Posts,
Balustrades, Scroll-Sawing, -
Work and Estimates from a distance will
receive prompt attention.
LAS VEGAS, - - NEW MEXICO.
Prices to Suit the Times.
J. C. BLAKE
Mannfacturer and Dealer in
LAS VEGAS, - . NEW MEXICO.
Smith Side of Plaza,
Carriage Trimming Done to Order.
A. 0. BOBBINS
U N' I Hi t I A KING 0 11DKU8 PROM V ! -
LY 4TTBNDED TO.
Near the Bridge, West Las Vegas.
J. B. -LLEIsrS
Located on South Second St. , opposite the Santa
Fe Bakery, where he is prepared to do all
kinds of work promptly, and in a workman
liko manner, at reasonable prices.
$100 Reward for Tom Dean.
Thft Alinvn rpwnnl will 1. nnM v.. uA irn..
..... ..v, 11 ijj but? mum
County Stock Growers Association of Mora Co.
New Mexico, for the arrest and delivery to the
TOM DEAN alias TOM CCMMINGS,
from Armenta, Red River, N. M., for stealing
cattle. Dean when last heard from was at one
of the Narrow Gnage Rail Road camps at Rio
Arlba county, New Mexico.
A STANDING REWARD OF $50 IS OF
FKRED. For the arrest and conviction ofanyTIIIEF
who has stolen Stock from any member of the
Mora County Stock Growers Association, and
V 11' be paid for Information which will lead
to the conviction of Buyers of Stolon Stock,
STOCK GROVVERS ASSOCIATION,
Mor Cóunty, N. M
KEW TOEK HOUSE
RAILROAD AVENUE, OPPOSITE THE DEPOT.
LAS VEGAS, - - jSTISW MEXICO
EVERYTHING NEW AND FIRST-CLASS.
SC5Bakery in connection. Fresh Bread, Rolls, Buns, etc., Constantly dn Hand.
T. A. XETTERBERO, Proprietor.
LAS VEGAS, NEW MEXICO.
JDJEZj. J". IH. SJCPTFm, PROP'S
T!ie Best Accommodations that can be Fonnd in the Territory.
RATES Per day, $2.00; per week, f 7.00 to Jfl.OO
TO AND FROM ALL TRAINS.
EAST LAS VEGAS NEW MEXICO
CSreo. Sumner Prop'r
This house is bran-new and has been elegantly furnished throughout. The Sumner Is a II rs
class house In every respect, and guests will be entertained iu the best possible manner nml .
reasonable rates .
A. L. McDONALD, Proprietor,
SOCORRO ZTsTIEW MEXICO
First-class Accommodations for the Traveling Public. Bus to and from all Trains.
The Best Hotel in Southern New Mexico
SOUTH SIDE OF PLAZA,
SIGKXSTOFRIEII) and BLXJjE XjA-IMIIP
connecfionWlneS' LiqUOrS anl Cigal'3 con8'atly on hand. Elegant parlors and Wine Rooms in
Open Dav dnd Night. Lunch at ail Hours.
53- Telephone to Old aud New Town aud the Hot Springs .-gs
Eastern and Western Daily Papers. WILL C. BURTON, Froprlotor.
OHAS. TOFT, Propriotor.
n ffivale Club Room in connection. All
Rest brands of Liquors and Cigars constantly
FEED AND SALE STABLK
IQa-est -ixcl West Tjtia Vogaa
Dealers iu Horses and Mules, also Fine Busies mid V;ir-n- i.r s
Rigs for the Hot Springs and other Points of Interest. The Firwsl I i vei
Outlits iu the Territory.
JAMES D.WOrf, Proprietors.
The Best Liquors, Wines and Cigars in Town
Good Club Rooms, and Lunch at all Hours
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Town Lots for Sale in Bernalillo,
Tlio Porea family, of Bernalillo, have la'd
nut a lnfrru tvatt nf lanit In tl.iit linn nf 1 fu 1 n:n
extending north on either side of the railroad!
re i. .. .!.,) I I,. F i j .
residence property, and are riftht among the
vltiAVfirila utifl frill f-crrnirlnir lnnfla l.nti.la
L'lirileiis. orchards and vinev&rds can lm ensilv
ohtaliiRd. The property will be sold at reason
able rates. For further information aiitily to
3. ai. riiiti.A,
Uernallllo, N. M.
Lime for Sale.
In any quantity desired. Address,
. S. Lonojcuvas,
2-22tf. Watrous, N. M.
EAST LAS VEGAS.
kinds of Legitimate Games always in ftiMblmt
011 hand. "vaya in m.i uu hi
HUNTER & CO.,
j. j) worn
CHAS. MKLKNDY, Vrop'r.
I won lil rcsiectfu1l' call the attention of the
imlilic to my cludce liriind of
OUORS í CIGARS
Opjiosilc the depot.
Ojien day itnij niht. Club room in connoction .
J". J. KELLY,
iSucccssor to P.lukc & Kelly)
Mannl'aet urcr nil a Denier fit
SADDLES & HARNESS
Cari-iiiye Trlmmlii to Onlrr.
On Front Street,
NEW ALIIUQCKRQUE, N. M.
LAS VEGAS ICE COMP'V
Wholesale and Retail Dealer In
LAS VFCAS, - NEW WIE!CÍ
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