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TiUS SEP ALT A WEEKLY BAZOO. DECEMBER 17. 1869.
NEW MEXICO. A Yisit to Las Craces, Graphi cally Described by a well Known Sedalian. The following letter written by Dr. A. W. Small who has recently been making a trip to New Mexico, will prove exceedingly interesting to Bazoo readers Ed. Bazoo. Sedalia Mo., Deo. 10. In com pliance with a promise made to visit my old friend Mr. N. Spatcier of Las Cruces 2Jk Mc, accompanied by my wife, I left here Oct. 24, via of the Missourri Pacific and Santa Fe railways. Arriving at Trinidad Col., in due time and after a pleasant journey, we spent a few days very n'easanlly among old friends and thence went to Las Vega3 N. M., t where we met Col. Haughton, a proH;nent citiz" i and large dealer in hardware, who accompanied us the next day to Las Vegas, Hot springs. hot speings. These springs, about forty in num ber were made known to fame in 1846, and the United Slates army erected the first bailding at this point, and used the springs for sanitary pur poses. The building erected by the United States army was made of adobe and it continued to be used for a hospital as late as 1862. Then eime a straggling cowd of civilians until in 1879, the first hotel was erected. Shortly after this the Santa Fe railroad purchased the springs and erected a fine hotel which was known as the "Montezuma.'' In January 1884, this structure was burned, and soon after the most mag nificent hotel in the we3t "The Pheo oiz.'5 was erected. It was built of stone, has 250 rooms, elegantly fur nished, has it own plant and manu factures its own electric lights, is surrounded by balconies, is considered fireproof and has a water inaiu which leads from a reservoir which is let into the solid rock of the bill top ?nd holds nearly a million gallons of pie water. The manager, Chas. C. Niebuhr, is a gentleman ia every sense of the word and every depa ment shows his skill and ability. The clerk, Mr. Bucher, was formerly a resident of Sedalia. The views from the Pheonix are magnificent and nature seems to have exhausted herself in the perfection of her scenery. Indeed it may be said that we en joyed every minute of our stay at the Las Vegus hot springs and left there reluctantly. In leaviug the San Marcial statiou and the Rio Grande river, we entered iipon a bar ten plain, which stretched toward the south for a distanee of ninety miles. This plain is called the Jornado del Muerlo ("the journey of ueatli") and from its history, related to us whUe visiting the beautiful Mesilla valley, a more appropriate name could not be found. Lie the celebrated "Bridge of Sighs", in Veuice, the plain has lit erally been a journey of death. On fche southern border of the "Journey of death,' we passed a small town, which is used as a shipping point, called Engle, and from there again reached the Bio Grande and passr 1 the beautifully located milita j post called Fort Selden and in a half an hour was greeted with the cheering an nouncement that we had reached , LAS CRUCES, the county seat of Dona Ana county. .As we reached the platform of the Iepot at Las Cruces we were warmly welcomed by the Wend we had come so far to visit, Mr. N. Spatcier, or '"Professor" N. Spatcier as he is more generally styled here, who was await ing us and who conduced us to his carriage and quick'y conveyed us to the Bio Grande hotel, where we par look of a substantial and well served dinner and then proceeded to take a look at the town which is situated midway in the vaUey,and a few years back was a typical Soanish or Mexi can iVii, but ia the last few -sa chaue hrs come over the o. imy ?on'snt of it1? inhabitants, and two .story buildings are taking tne pce jof the unnictar" que one-story adobe, wh'le brick and wood are entering 3arg:'y into their construe; ion. The old adobe chuch that so long served the communicants -of tne Catholic faith, has given way to a large and beautiful brick struc ture, with towers pointing heaven ward. The Presbyterians have a neat mission chapel, and the Methodists bo'd services iu a rented hall. The -educa ional advantages ae an acad emy, conducted by the S;sters of Loretto, aud a public school, graded into two der? rimed ts. The street ae straight, of good width, and cro i at right angles, in this respect, rr embling an American : laid out city. In fact, the com-j modious reets, and convenient alleys, j are due to the forethought of Lieuten ant Sackett, an American army officer, who surveyed the site for the town. There are a goodly number of business houses, doing a thriving traffic with the surrounding country, and the mines at the Organ moun tains; while the large and increasing sV'pments of jfruits, vegetables, grapes, rative wines and brandy, makes it a renumerative shipping point for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe rail road, that traverses the entire length of the valley. Professor Spatcier introduced us to seveial genllemj who represented the best business interest of the town and then drove us to his LA FLOS DEL VALLE (the flower of the valley) farm which is indeed the flower of the valley and well named. This farm is just ten minutes j drive from the court house at Las Cruces and coil tains 200 acres, enclosed by a fine wire fence, the cedar posts brought by teams from the Tularosa raouu tuns, one hundred miles north of Las Crucps, and where visitors are al ways cordially received and enter tained in the most hospitable mannev, by the genial host. Of this farm it may be said, in December, 1S85, Prof. Spatcier, to insure his health by outdoor exercise, purchased over 30 acres of land, in eleven different parcels, not exceeding ten dollars per acre, out of which he selected a square of 200 acres, and although choice land, yet all being very neglected and abandoned, and in the spring and summer of 1886 sold the balance at $12.50 per acre ; the present worth is $50 per acre. To-day Prof. Spatcier has 100 acres iu alfalfa, in the height of cultiva tion, from which he realized thb first season, 1886, 130 tons, the season of 1887, 281 tons, and the coming season Mr. S. says, if he "don't harvest 400 tons, he d'es not want any of it." When it is remembered that this crop sells at $14 per ton some idea of the profit can be realized. He has on his place 7,000 grape vines, half in Mission and half in well selected California varieties, a part will be in bearing this coming season ; an orchard of 700 choice fruit trees, and 1,500 more to be planted iu Feb ruary. Along these carriage drives, and fronting the vineyard, are planted French and German prune trees, pears and pomegranates, farther oa Lombardy poplars, Kussiau mulber ries, Mountain ash, and about 200 cotionwood trees. At intervals are g.eat masses of marchal niel and other ro e?, and a most lovely and unsur passed view of the surrounding country is to be had from his door, or flat roofed adobe house, which is shaded by a large cottonwood tree. The rest of this magnificent farm is devoted to pu eTperimental process, in the raising of new varieties of sorghum, sugar beets, corn, flour corn, wheat, barley, rye, and oat , also cotton, tobacco and tea, and its fiue system of i rogation keeps it constantly in a fine condition. The next morning, accompanied by our host, we visid La Mesilla, about two miles distant, and there were in troduced to Hon. Thomas J. Bull, one of the oldest and most highly honored of La Mesilla's citizens, and I must confess, a warmer greeting, iu true, old democratic style, it has seldomti been my lot to meet. We spent a short lime in the office of his exten sive mercantile firm, and then he ac companied us to his vineyard and orchard, which almost any man, ex cepting Jay Gould, ?ho wants the earth, would style a "bonanzi." We passed through the room of Mr. Bull's major domo aud entered the inner court, which is called the "Plazito.5 To the left were wide stretches of flower beds, reveling in their wealth of bloom unmindiul that it was the 31st of October and seeming only to have been wooed by the seng of a mocking bird, which sent forth a flood of music near. To the left of us, large waie rooms dis played numberless barrels of great luscbus apples which wpre awaiting shipment to different points in Texas, the extreme south, the north and northeast. Further on we came to an open space where are locaf 3d Mr. Bull's wae presses and depository and where the entire modus operandi cf mahi'j Bull's celebrated apple, peach and gree brandy was fully eip 'ned io us, pnd which, after i atrpl1 g a part of the contents with wr'c1: my fcunk was laden before 1 vlng t'ie vaHey, I can testify de t. ;es whe wide renown which these brand! h ve earned. Iudeed, it is said lat d: iug a visit there so en thusiastic did the Hon. Robert Inger soli grow that he invested several hundred dollars a few years ago. In thi3 magnificent wine establish ment may be found hundreds of large casks fil3d with the v;atage3 of all the years from 1875 to 1889 and at my lowest estimate it is proboble, .that about 15000 galfons, including' the wine in the barrel's is stored away. Mr. Bui! also showed us through a part of his orchard and vineyard and IflH.hnilfrh tVifi fjhinninor cpqonn nf tha grapes, which amounted this year to 130,000 pounds was ju3t over, a3 also the harvesting of the Jaigest portion of his apple crop, yet there still re mained on the trees a lare amount of the choicest fruit, app'cs, pears aud quinces, which it was ever my lot to see in any orchard in Mouri and 1 could not help thinking that many a poor Sedalia fami'y could have made a good living in gathe ing the beauti ful fruit which was here merely go" ag to waste. Besides Mr. Bull's orchards and vineyards we have visited w3V 1 other orchards a jd vineyards wine, although not so extensive, still show tle same favorale results. Among these may be mentioned the orchard of Mr. J.Schaublin who is also the owner of a fine flouring mill, possessing water power and steam rolling machinery and who is one of the oldest and most estimable residents of La Mesilla. We also visited the verv pleasantly located and finely apo'nied residence j on the Alameda, one mile north of Las Cruces, of our friend Mr. L. K. Livingston, representitive and general agent ot tne Kio Grande Liand com- pauy, At this place we also noticed a large amount of choice fruit going to wasle iu the large orchard for want of help to preserve it. At Las Cruces we ateo made the pleasant acquaintance of the Hon. E. J. Shields, who was appointed register of lands in the United States Laod office, under the administration of Mr, Clevelpnd but who resigned his office about a month ago. Mr. Shields is a former resident of Han nibal Mo., and has a brother the Hon. Geo. H. Shields, who is the first assistant attorney general, U. S. Dr. D. H. Shields, late chairman of the democratic state convention at Han nibal, is also a brother. Iu conclusion, we may add that during our entire visit at Las Cruces, we were hapdsomely entertained, and its many iu-3 eating features left an impression which will not be easily erased. We hope to return theie again some day, and can assure the Bazoo's readers that their lives are not complete until they have visited New Mexico, and especially that portioa known as the beautiful La Mesilla valley. A. W. Smatl. Blbbard Rheumatic Lver Pills Tbeue pills are scientifically impounded, uniform in action. No griping pain so commonly following the use of pills. They are adapted to both adults and children with perfect safety. We guarantee they have u - qual in the cure of Sick Head ache, Constipation, Dyspepsia, Bil'oua ness, aud, as an appetizer, they excel any other preparation. W. E. Bird, druggist A Continuance. The Fisher-Swearingen murder case which by change of venue wfs called be fore Judge Ryland in the Johnson coun y criminal court Friday, lesulled in a con tinuance on the ground that the deense was unable to procure the attendauce of one of its most important witnesses. The case w?s set foi a hearing April 22 next, several days preceding the regular teiin of court. Pile? P'es Jtcliiug: P.les. SymptOiiiF Moisture; intense itching and stinging ; most at night; worse by scratching. If allowed to continue humors form, which often bleed and ulcerale, be coming very sore, Swayne's Ointment stops the itching aud bleeding, heals the ulceration and in most cases removes the tumors. At druggists, or by mail, for 50 cents. Dr. Swayne v Son, Philadelphia mm Florine Thayer McCray, of Hartfoid, Conn. , is sliU writing to the newspapers that her life of Har riet Beecher btowe is an authorized version. She makes some very ser ious accusations against the Rev. Charles Stowe, whose biography of his mother has just been issued. This is a good way to advertise both books. Remarkable Rescue. Mrs. Michael Curtain, Plainfield, III., makes the statement that she caught cold, which settled on her lurgs;she was treated for a mouth by her family physician, but grew worse. He told her she was a hope less victim to consumption and that no medicine could cure her. Her druggist suggested Dr. King's Ifew Discovery for Consumption; she bought a bottle and In her delight found herself benefited from first dose. She continued its use and after taking ten bottles, found herself sound and well, now does her own housework and is as well as she ever was. Free trial bottler of this Great Discovery at Mertzand Hale's Drug Store, large bottles 50c and 51.00. A contemporary prints the fol lowing item, which illustrates the homogeneity of repHsm . "Mr. W. D. Howell's Christmas farce for this year will be 'The Albany Depot.' illustrated by "W. D. Smedler. It will be issued in Harper's Weekly. In the same number will be printed an elaborate account of the new Cro ton Aqueduct." A farce by Howells and an article on the Croton Aque duct will be equally romantic. We congratulate Harper's Weekly upon its devotion to the modern school of art. Carter's Little Liver Pills will be found an excellent remedy fsr sick head tche. Thousands of letters from people who have used them prove thi3 facUAsk your druggist for them. Frsra Col Oeatry, t , The Bazoo-, .is- indebted loCo'l. B. T. Gently who is at Hot Springs, for interest ing late Arkansas newspapers. TWO MEN KJLLED. They Were Tramps and of Conrse Unknown. A collision between a freight train and a switching outfit in the yards at Pleasant Hill, on the Missouri Pa cific, Friday night about half past nine o clock, wa reported yesterdav morning, it seem3 f nat tne switch iug train was at work in the west end of the yards, and had pulled out on a siding to permit Third 127, coming east to pas3. The switched train was not p together clear off the mtin irack, and the eaSoW?rd bojud train slrjck the protrud'ng car3 on the siding. Some of the freight trains loads were derailed and alter the eround had been examined it was discovered that two tramps who were stealing a ride, had bsen killed in the accident. They were as a matter of course unknown to the railroad men. Their bodies were taken in charge by the coroner of Cas3 county, aud an inquest held, yester day. The result of (he inquiry has not reached us yet. Rheum attain Can be Cared. It has baffled the skill of our best phy sicians and there are to-day more men, women and children suffering from this terrible disease than ever before, and the opinion seems universal that it is incura ble, but this is a mistaken idea for it can be cured by using as directed Hibb aid's Rheumatic Syrup and Strengthening Piasters. Prepared by Rheumatic Syrup Co., Jackson, Mich.: price $1.00 per bottle, or six bottles for ?5.00; or, we will Bend it to any address on receipt of price. W. E. Bard, Druggist, Struck a Job, Mrs. Nellie Blair, of whom the Bazoo spoke in its Friday's edition as having come down from Boonville to find a refuge for her youug baby, and a place to work tor herself, did not go back to JBoonville, Friday night, as was incorrectly stated, by teason of misinformation. Sne traveled around town during the afternoon and in terested a German, who lives near the wine garden, in South Sedalia, in her story, and he took her home with him, and gave her employment. Hark ! hark ! 'tis SOZODONr I cry, Haste youths and nuidens, come and buy. Come and a secret Pll unfold, At small expense to young and old. A charm that will on both bestow A ruby lip, and teeth like snow. On tne way to tlxe Pen. Sheriff Riker, of Johnson county, ac companied by City Marshal Ed Morrison, of Warrensbur, passed through on the Missouri Paci 3c yesterday morning haviug in charge several prisoners, destined for teims is the penitentiarv. The prisoners were Kuward Truder, sent down for two years for horse stealing, John Martin for the same oSense, two cnanes, two years ou each, this being his third term in the prison : Charles Washington, colored, two yeau for house breaking; Patrick Sullivan, two yeara for petit lar ceny. Ths is Pat's fourth experience ?s an inmate of the pen, SberiS Raker and Marshal Morrison will return trom the stats capital to-morrow. Warning. To .lie people ot Seaalia and v'cini.y, la manufacturing our hoots and sho's it has always been our aim to turn out only first-class goods, such as will give good satisfaction to the wearer, and we have that confidence in them that we au thorize the reuilers who handle them to guarantee their wear. It is also our aim to be careful in the selection of our cus tomers, and to that end we have made it our eficrl (o place our goods in the hands of the leading shoe firm in each town, and appoint such firm our exclusive agent for tlm town. This not alcne for the pur pose of profit to ourselves, but for the ad ditional purpose of guaranteeing to the public that when they buy our make of good" they will get them ; in which par ticular it is to be borne in mind that none are genuine without our warranty stamp. A certain dealer in Sedalia, who knows the value of our custom made boots and shoes hut to whom we had declined to sell them, having recently resorted to un derhanded and dishonorable means to obtain them in which however he was frustrated by us we feel it due to the public to notify them that Kahrs & Bloesa are the only authorized and legitimate agents for the sale of our custom made boots and shoes in Sedalia, and that any body purchasing our goods from them will he certain to get what they buy. Our goods are first-class in every particu 1?", and they are sold at reasonable prices which facts Messrs. Kahrs & Bloess will take pleasure .in demonstrating to you. We invite you to call on them. Eespccl fully, Sslz, Schwab, & Co, Chicago, Dec. 13, 18S9. An Cxecniive Meeting. At a meeting of the executive committee of the Ex-Confederate Benev oleut jrssccia tion of Pettis county, held at Bonner's Hotel Saturday afternoon, the following pioceedings were had : Capt. R. P. Archer was unanimously elected as chairman of the committee. On motion of Capt. L. C. Gunn, it was agreed that the next regular meeting of the association will be held at the office of Capt. R. P. Archer, 207 Ohio street, at 2 o'clock p. m., Jpnup'y 11. 3890, and that all ex-confederates of the county are earnestly invited to attend. There being no futther business, the committee adjourned to meet again at the call of the chairman. A Fbee and easy expectoration is produced by a few doses of Dr. J. H. Mc Lean's Tar Wine Lung Balm, in all cases of hoarseness, sore throat or difficulty of breathing. Christmas Goods What to Bay and Where to Buy II. Chas. E. Messerly Has Just Returned from Clii oag-o. With an Immense Stock of We do not ask Fancy Prices for these Got ds, but will Sell them upon the same Basis as other Merchandise. What We Have. Bisque Dolls, natural hair $1 00 i l U If Cfk WW it . (i it 25 China Head Dolls, cloth body oc to 25 Kabber Dolls, dressed 25 Toy O-adles 25 Toy Chairs , 25 Extension Tables 25 locking Chairs for little Girls 1 00 Drums for Boys 25c to 1 00 China Dishes in setts 10c to 1 50 Hocking Horse 1 00 Magic Lanterns $1 00 to 5 00 SILVERWARE. Fickle Clocks $1 00 Nickle Alarm Clocks 1 25 Watches, good timekeepers 5 00 Triple Plate Castors 1 75 Cardj. Keceivers, Cake Baskets, Berry Bowls, Nut Picks, etc. JEWELRY. Elegant Gold Plate Pins in all shapes and warranted to be 50 per cent cheaper than elsewhere, ucod imitation Diamonds set in 14 karat golu bright as genuine diamonds in Ear Rings, Breast Pins, Scarf Pins and Finger Rings, 75c te $2.00. Roll Plate "Watch Chains, will last 20 years and look as well as PURE GOLD. CLOAKS. SEAL PLUSH SACQUES $40 CO Seal Plush Sacques 25 00 Seal Plush Sacques 20 00 Seal Plush Jackets 12 50 Black Beaver Jacket 5 00 All Wool Newmarkets 5 00 And a big lot of Misses and Children's Cloaks to clear out AT COST. OVERCOATS. It is now getting a little late and we are now making Special low prices. SUITS for MEN, SUITS for BOYS, CHEAP to CLOSE. Our Dress Goods. Ths Department is full of Bargains. New, Stylih and Cheap Goods. Silk Umbrellas. We have just received an Elegpnt Stock of Silk Umbrellas especially for the HOLIDAY TRADE. Ladies' Gloves. Ladies' Slk and "Woolen Mittens, Mens' Driving Gloves, Heavy Buck Gloves and Mitts. Mens3 "Wool Faced Mitts, 40c. Candy Department. Fresh Mixed Candy per pound 10c Figs and Raisins, per pound 10c Almonds, Brazil Nuts, etc. Fine Can dies in 5 lb. boxes and Penny Pieces. SPECIAL WHOLESALE PRICES to snpplv Sunday Schools and Christmas Trees" during the Holidays. LEMONS and ORANGES. The Messerly Boots . We have still a good assortment of these Celebrated boots on hand at the uniform price of $3.50, Grain leather hih top Boots, Kip High Top Boots, hand made, Veal Calf Boots, light weight. Fine Calf Dress Boots all at $3.50. Buy a pair and be happy all winter. Our Grocery Dep'U In this Department we cannot be under sold. "We have for years made the groceries a leader for advertising purposes and we are now siocked heavily for the Holidavs, A lot of New Or!eans Sugar, New Orleans Syrup, Cheap Citron, Lemon and Orange Peel, Curreuts, Flayor ing Extracts, Spices, etc. jBest Flour per 100, $1.95. Come and see our Christmas Dis play. Chas. E. Messerly I Second St,, Opposite Mariet Home. Mis Ms. SPECIAL CLOAK SALE We have purchased the en tire sample line of Ladiee' ifewmarkets and Children's Cloaks of Messrs. iMann heimer, Lepman & Co., the largest Cloak manufacturers ia America, at nearly Half Price, and in order to close out this? line and onr regular stock on hand, we have over-hauled and marked down every gar ment to a price that will cloit out our entire stock. "We have also a few 30 and 42 inch SEAL PLUSH SACQUES and a line of EN GLISH WALKING JACK ETS. A cordial invitation is ex tended to all to visit our CLOAK DEPARTMENT. Respectfully Yours, Messerly & Meuschke NO. 232, N.W.MiMTllMSIS. N. B. Our store will be open 'till 8 o'clock every night after thia dmte, "run or shine." TAKE THE FOR CHICAGO, AND ALL Points North and East. Through Pullman Buffet Sleeping Cars leave Sedalia every evening at 6:10 p. m. arrives Hannibal 12:20 a. m. and an Ives Chicago 9:1 NEXT MOKNINGK Breakfast be ing served in the Celebrated "BUR LINGTON ROUTE," Dining Cara- DIRECT COMECTIOlf la made ia Chicago with lines for Detroit Montreal, Niagara Palls, Buffalo, Washington Baltimore, Philade?pliiaf Boston and NEW YORK. You can save time and money by trar eling via the above line. GEO. A. EDD, fl. C CROSS Receivers. J. WALDO, GASTON ME3L1ER, Gt j. Traffic Manager, Geu. Pass. & Ticket A56 SEDALIA, MISSOUE1. P. H. Sangree, Henry Lamm,. Notary Public. Sangree & Lamm, H. J W Y J 1 S Office: Pettis county bank building roat roomsj up stairs, 309 Ohio street, ly