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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29,
Vult Eraas' art and cariosity store,
Additional local on third page.
Correipondenti ahould write on
one side of the paper only.
T. II. Lawrence and lady enter.
tained a few friends at progressive
euchre last night.
There will be an exodus of lawyers
from the city next week. Supreme
court opens on Monday at Santa Fe.
Wasted Room and board in a
private family on the West side
Terms must be reasonable. Apply to
J. C. McNiel. Gazette office.
Five or six elegantly furnished
rooms In the Ocldental ilotel
for rent. Call and see them.
The physicians report the past week
as extremely dull in physics, but that
they had a correspondingly good har
vest in surgery.
For Sale. A new stone cottage
together with thirteen lots. The
house contains four rooms, hall and
bath room. Will sell cheap and on
easy terms. A. B. Saoer.
Rev. C. MjcManus, who had been
arrested on the complaint of Mrs
llornburger, of the St. Nicholas ho
tel, for an alleged disturbance at the
hotel, has been released, the case
against him having been compro
A dog-fight made up a part of the
programme at the northeast corner of
Railroad avenue and Centre street at
4 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Busi
ness was not entirely suspended, but
it looked nearly like it at one time,
from the crowd that gathered at the
Among the freight receipts at this
station yesterday were: one carload
of canned goods, and one of potatoes
for Browne fe Manzanares; two car
loads of oil for the Continental Oil
company; one carload of flour for II
Homero fe Co.; and one carload of
coal for Mendenhall, Hunter & Co.
A portion of the sidewalk has bee
laid in front of the new opera house.
It is of red stone, and is solidly
built. The lower part of the premises
is expected to be completed next
month. The City bank, one of the
lessees, expects to be able to move
into its quarters by the end of Janu
A fine specimen of the hooded
merganser, shot by Captain Austen
on his ranch near Watrous, has been
mounted by Harry Chamberlin. A
merganser is a web-footed bird in size
between a duck and a goose, with a
beautiful cream colored breast, black
crested head, brown back, gray tail
and red feet.
Tony Grosse, who is rapidly recov
ering from his late gunshot wound
under the care of Dr. Bayly, will he
brought before Justice Steele this
morning on the charge of robbery
preferred against him the other day
by Darby Nolan, and continued to al
low him time to procure further evi
dence of his innocence.
Mr. Tullen, ex-surveyor general
of New Mexico, has associated him
self with another gentleman in Port
land, Maine, in tMe banking business
under the firm name of Pullen,
Chamberlain & Co. Mr. Pullen has
been lecturing in the east for some
time past on territorial subjects, and
his new business venture would indi
cate that be has been quite success
ful. John HearBey, formerly head waiter
at the Plaza, has leased the kitchen
and dining room of the Occidental
hotel and intends to cater to the
tastes of the future guests of the ho
tel in good style. The Occidental's
dining room has been closed for
some ten days, owing, it is claimed,
to mismanagement on the part of the
former lessee. The dining room and
hill of fare under new management,
the Occidental proprietors are confi
dent will be a feature from this out.
Mr. Ilearsey opens out today.
Some veracious paragrapher started
the story that 100 car loads of Eng
lish walnuts, raised in this territory,
had been shipped east from this city
during the past month. Yesterday
Sloan fe Weil received from a Chicago
commission house the query: "Is
there any truth in the within clipping
from a California paper? If such nuts
are raised in any quantity in New
Mexico.would you kindly let us know,
with sample of same, as we are selling
a great many from California all the
while, and should much like to know
what these goods are worth and the
quality thereof. If there is anything
in this matter, kindly let us hear
from you any way, and this may lead
to business." Unfortunately the only
nuts raised in this section are pinons,
and they would not fill the bill.
We will sell from this day to Janu
ary 1, the following goods at 25 per
cent, below original value: Ladies'
cloth Newmarket Dolmans, ladies'
suits, cashmere, silk and velvet,
Misses' and children' suits and
cloak; ladies' knit wooled jackets;
ladies knit woolen nubias and hoods,
ladies' Jerseys, ladies', misses, and
childrens' undergarments, gents'
overooats, gents, and buys' under
garments. J. ROBKKWALD fe Co.
r&OX THE OLD TO THE 1TKW.
Transfer of Prisoner and Records
to th Jail and Court Houa.
At four o'clock yesterday afternoon
Sheriff Romero marshaled hit twelve
prisoners and accompanied by the
guards, took up the line of march
from the old jail to the new. The
cooks had gone ahead and a bounti
ful supper was served in the corridor
of the new prison. The men all
seemed to enjoy the change and made
the corridor ring with their songs.
At the same time, the furniture,
books and papers of the sheriff's of
fice were transferred to the new court
house, and Don Hilario is the fitst
county officer to take possession.
Deputy Sheriff A. D. Clark and
family will occupy the handsome liv
ing rooms in the upper story of the
TnK Gazette is indebteá to County
Clerk Perez, Sheriff Hilario Romero
and Under Sheriff Serapio Romero
for the following data regarding the
old court house and jail.
The court house and the building
occupied by the sheriff and assessor
was built by Miguel Romero y Baca,
father of the present sheriff, in 1864,
The first judge to hold court in the
building wife Chief Justice Kirby
Benedict. The jail building was
built in 1872, during the term of
Sheriff Leon Pinard. It has held a
large number of noted criminals, in
eluding "Billy the Kid," who was
charged with murder, and who was
taken afterward to Fort Sumner. A
number of prisoners have escaped
and seven or eight have been taken
out by mobs and lynched. In 1880
David Rudabaugh, who had
been chief of police, and
John J. Webb, one of
his deputies were confined there on
charges of murder. Rudabaugh es
caped, and afterward came back, rode
up to the jail in a carriage at noon,
overpowered the jailor and released
his friend Webb. Neither wero after
ward recaptured. In the early sum
mer of 1879 Manuel Várela, the mur
dererof B. Romero, a well known cit
izen, and an Italian who had killed
a woman, were taken from the jail by
a mob and hanged to an old windmill
that stood in the plaza. Again in
1880 four Americans were taken from
the jail by vigilantes and lynched
from the same windmill. The Plaza
hotel was being built at the time and
the timber with which the door was
battered in was taken from that struc
ture. In the spring of 1881 an Indian,
called Navajo Frank, who had las
soed an inoffensive old gen
tleman named Hunter, and dragged
him some distance over the ground,
while hi9 horse was going at lull
speed, was taken out of the jail and
the crowd dragged him over the rail
road, where he was hanged to a tel
egraph pole. . This was the last sue
cessful attempt to lynch prisoners.
In the fall of 1882 an attempt was
made by a crowd to secure and lynch
a man named Brown, who had killed
a German named Frank Meyer. The
attacking party was fired on from the
jail and a son of James Browne fatally
wounded. Another of the party was
shot in the leg and suffered amputa
tion, and there were other slight cas
ualties. Brown was afterward con
victed and is now serying in the terri
The oldest prisoner in the jail in
term of service is Eusebio Ortega, who
has occupied quarters there for twelve
years. He is harmlessly insane now,
but during a violent attack many
years ago he killed a little girl down
on the Pecos and chopped her head
off. Ortega is a faithful worker and
earns his board surely.
The county commissioners will pro
bably offer the old buildings and the
lots for sale to the highest bidder,
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Deputy United States Marshal M.
A. Otero, jr., assisted by Charley
Gross as guard, eame down from
Springer last night enroute for Santa
Fe with three prisoners arrested in the
Ute Creek country, in the eastern part
of Mora and San Miguel counties, for
fraudulent land entries. The three
prisoners were Francisco Gallegos,
Ramon Fuentes and Francisco An
tonio Sisneros. They will have a
hearing today before United States
Commission Sam Elliáon, at Santa
Fe. This was a very successful trip
byMessrs. Otero and Gross. They
left this citv on Tuesday, a week ago,
with the warrants for these raen and
a large number of subpoenas for wit
nesses; took a team at Springer and
traveled to Rincón, Colorado, a dis
tance of 110 miles, made the arrests,
and traveled all over the Tramperos
and Ute creek country serving sub
poenas. They got every man they
went after. One of the men, Ramon
Fuentes, is seventy years of age and
had never seen a railroad or a train of
cars until ho arrived at Springer last
evening. He also says he had never
been arrested before. When the train
stopped hero last night, Marshal
Otero made a flying trip to the West
town and got back just In time to see
the train moving out of the yard. He
will go down to Santa Fe by this
morning's freight train.
George H. Jones, of Ocate, will be
a notary. 1 '
Peter Young, the well-known gro
cer of Center street, and his clerks,
were busy yesterday brushing shelves
and counters and removing old goods
to make room for New Year goods
FASHIONABLE DRY GOODS
Beautiful Novelties For Presentation:
Holiday Presents, Wedding Presents
BRONZE and IVORY
Gifts for Men, Women and Children.
GIFS FOrt LOVERS, HUSBANDS, WIVES, BOYS AND GIRLS,
DRY GOODS, CARPETS, FURNITURE. LAMPS.
THE HOLIDAYS ARE, COMING!
A Rare Opportunity to Get a Suit of Clothes Made to Order at your Own Figures at the
GOLDEN RULE CLOTHING STORE!
The Material tor 300 Suits Must be disposed of before New Years.
A NEW INVOICE OF DUNLAP HATS JUST RECEIVED.
EAST LAS VEGAS,
A. C. Abeytia is in Santa Fe today.
Rev. Thornton went south last
W, E. Howard has gone to Albu
querque. Col. J. A. LaRue, of Lincoln coun
ty, is in town.
Mrs. Dr. Henriques went to Los
Cruces last evening.
Mrs. R. Studebaker left for Las
duces last evening.
II. E. Hardy and wife, of Fort Sum
ner, are at the Plaza.
A. Goldsmith has returned from a
four weeks' eastern trip.
Mrs. M. J. McClure, of Tiptonville,
ia visiting friends in the city.
Mr. Chittenden, of Wagon Mound,
went down to Magdalena last night.
Father Acorsina, of Springer, was a
passenger for Santa Fe on last nights'
Ira Boone an extensive ranchman
of Cabra Springs, N. M., is at the Oc
cidental. Albert Coleman, of Albuquerque,
has gone to Europe and will remain
abroad six months.
Mrs. Jake Brown and little daugh
ters returned from Kansas City last
evening. Jake is happy.
H. A. Fiskel, traveling auditor of
the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe,
went to San Marcial last night.
Col. G. W. Pritchard has gone to
Denver on legal business, ana Hon.
M. Salazar is in Santa Fe.
Dr. Skipwith and a few friends en
joyed roast 'possum at the Plaza last
night. It was real old Arkansas 'pos
Mrs. Jefferson Raynolds and child,
ten, accompanied by Mrs. M. M.
Sheetz and daughter, left for Califor
nia last evening.
There was a rumor in town yester
day, which was only a rumor, that
General Manager A. A. Robinson, of
the A., T. & S. F., would tender his
resignation January 1.
F. C. Waugh, clerk in the superin
tendent's office of the Atchison, To
peka & Santa Fe here, returned yes
terday from an extended tour among
his friends in the East.
Mrs. J. H. Koogler and three child
ren and her brother Jamea-Sutfin
have gone to visit friends in bt.
Charles, Mo. Mr. Koogler accompa
nied them as far as Raton.
Mrs. Hal ford, wife of the editor of
the Indianapolis Journal, with her
daughter, were passengers tor San
Francisco last evening. They visited
the Hot Springs here some months,
about three vears ago.
J. J. Donley, C. E. Wing, San Mar.
rial; S. R. Smith, Chicago; Geo. C.
Sanborn, Kansas City; D. W, Fair
bank and wife, Miss Fairbank, Jack
sonville, 111.; E. M. Kailton, Mermo
sillo, Mexico; R. L. Barker, Chicago,
are stopping ai the Depot hotel.
C. S. Smith, of St. Louis, is so
journing at the Hot Springs for his
health, Mr. Smith is an extensive
bridge builder and contractor, and is
well known throughout New Mexico
in connection with public works. Mr.
Smith built the St. Charles bridge.
AND FANCY GOODS ESTABLISHMENT IS CROWDED WITH
Last winter he visited the New Or
leans exposition and contracted his
present illness there.
J. D. Powers, vice-president of the
First National Bank of Owensl oro,
Kentucky, and Dr. Hunter, of tie
sama place, are seeking investments
in Las Vegas. Thiy are men of large
means and believe in the future of
our lively little city.
S. 0. Wood, superintending archi
tect of the new county court house
and jail, leaves this morning on a
visit to his family in Chicago. Mr.
Wood will continue his visit as far
east as the state of Maine, and return
to Las Vegas in about four weeks.
W. B. Prunton of Shoemaker, was
in the city yesterday, getting work
men to put the finishing touches on
his new house. Mr. Brunton has
pinned his faith on the Galloways as
the cattle for his section, and expects
great results. He has 6,000 acres
of pasture land fenced and will keep
his grade cattle separate. He will
raise alfalfa for feed, and on 34 1-2
acres this year cut 120 tons ot hay.
Next year he expects 150 tons.
The insurance men were quite
happy yesterday. This means that
insurance was "pretty" good last
Messrs. Belden & Wilson report an
unusually good Christmas trade, and
are now displaying all the delicacies
for New Year.
Jk. D. Rankin, formerly a businef s
man in this city, and now doing busi
ness in Minneapolis, Minnesota,
writes to his friends that he is still the
same jolly good fellow he formerly
was and, when he wrote, was engaged
in getting up a grand Christmas tree
entertainment to which he invited a
number of his friends. As no railroad
passes came they will hardly go. Cer
tainly brother J. J. Fitzgerrell, who
is one of the invited guests, will not
go this year yet.
The real estate agents report an in
crease in the number of inquiries
made by eastern capitalists for ven
tures and property to invest in, in
and around this city and county.
Among the real estate agents of whom
inquiries of this kind a e being al
most constantly made are Messrs. A.
A. A J. H. Wise and J. J. Fitzgerald.
One New Yrk party wishes to ex
change improved property in that
city, valued at $750,000, for a cattle
ranch in the territories. It is, how
ever, not only property tbat is offered
in exchange, but any . quantity of
money. Some of the inquirers seem
to be timid about making invest
ments on "account of what theyjiear
about fraudulent titles, but it is to
be hoped tbat all these things will
soon be settled, so that they will no
longer stand in the way of people
who wish to aid in developing the re
tources of our territory.
HAND PAINTED AND
ON SATIN AND VELVET.
Tom Pridemore's Condition.
Sunday morning Dr. Tipton made
a thorough examination of Tom
Pridemore's wounds and found that
two bullets had passed through his
head instead of one. The shot that
entered the mustache just above the
left angle of the mouth came out of
the right ear. The other bullet made
a hole from the back of the neck,
where the collar whs cut to the under
part of the chin. This wound was so
clean cut that it was impossible to
determine whether it went in at the
front or back. In the doctor's opin
ion both balls entered in front, but
others insist that one shot was fired
when Pridemore's back was turned.
Dr. Tipton still has hopes for his pa
tient, though it will be a hard pull
for life. A great many bones in the
head were broken, and the palate was
shot away. Yesterday afternoon Pride-
more was sitting up and could talk a
little. He did not refer to the shoot
Mr. Thomas Gable, of Raton, the
newly appointed penitentiary warden
at Santa Fe, passed through here Run
day night on his way to his new
charge. Mr. Gable was formerly pro
prietor of the depot eating house at
Raton, and this will commend his ap
pointment to his present position at
least in one particular, which seems
to be the standing complaint against
a large number of prison wardens
namely, the quality and quantity of
the food served.
Mr. Julian, the efficient surveyor
general, who is a terror to the land
robbers, is quietly overhauling the
records of his office, with a view to
unearthing any frauds which may
have been perpetrated in translating
claims to grants, and in surveying,
but is in need of a larger force in or
der to accomplish results which the
people are looking for.
A reward of $500 each will soon be
offered for the Apache murderers,
Chihuahua, Natches, Mangus and
Gerónimo, indicted in Sierra county,
and for Chato and Bonito, indicted
in Grant county at the last term of
court for said counties. ;
GRAAF & THORP
DEALERS IN STAPLE AND FANCY
Everything in Stock. Prices to suit
ine times, uive us a can.
LAS VEGAS. N. M
THE CITY SHOE STORE
NO. IV Contor Stroot,
CUSTOM WORK AND REPAIRING NEATLY DONE.
Stock the largest and best assorted In the City, for Gents'
Ladies' Misses' and Children's Wear.
O. H. SPORLEDER.
CENTER STREET GROCERY
DealerinStapie and Fancy Groceries. Special attention given to
the Butter Trade. Native and California - V egetables, Fruits, etc.,
always on hand, Goods Delivered promptly.
No. 8. South Stde of Center Street. La Veg, N . M .
KNOX & ROBINSON. Prop's
Dealen In Staple and fanoy Grooerles, Produoe of all klndi, California an4 Tropical Fruitt,
Vegetables, eto. The finest eieamery butter always on hand.
21 East Bridge Street,
PRANK T. ROBINSON,
FEA07ÍCAL CTJITER, WITH THIRTEEN TBAE8' EXPERIENCE, EEPKESENIINu
PETERS & TROUT'S
PALACE OF FASHION, LANCASTUK. O.
ASTONISHING PR1CES1 SUITS FROM
$20 Upwards. Satisfaction Guaranteed,
ROOMS: PLAZA. HOTEL.
Can !) found every morning at Plaza Hotel. Afternoon, on East Sido.
COME AND SEE
WHAT YOU WILL
See at the
Mexican Filigree Jewelry Store
ocr:e, STOCK OT
ELEGANT STOCK OF EASTERN JEWELRY,
DIAMONDS, WATCHES, RINGS, SILVERWARE, ETC.
S. E.SIDE PLAZA, WEST LAS VEGAS.
NEW -ITJEJLH-'O. OHniSTMAS
N. L. ROSENTHAL & SONS
Clothing, Dry Goods, Groceries
AND GENERAL MERCHANDISE.
326 RAILROAD AVENUE, -
H, K. CHAMBERLIN
Has a Large and Complete Stock ot
Vj JU w jlla JL-J J-J -A.
Gold and Silver
GOLD and SILVER WATCHES,
SILVERWARE Lowest Prices.
A Grand Display of DIAMONDS
Tbe Latest Styles ot JEWELRY,
Las Vegas New Mexico
COME AND SEE
WHAT YOU WILL
See at the
IS THE FINEST MADE.
EAST LAS VIAJAS,
Beautliul WATCHES,' CHARMS
ELEGANT SCARF PINS.
Ladles' PLAIN GOLD and SET
Call and examine a magnificent stock.