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LORDSBURG, NEW MEXICO, JANUARY 25, 1889. ttingla Cop ta 10 Cni WESTERN LIBERAL. t-ordatiars; New Mexico. PUBLISHED FRIDAYS. By DON: If. KKD.IK. EubscriptioH Price. TkiM Month II 00 BIX Mouth 1 76 Otto Tear 00 SubsorlptJeo Always Payable In Adrnnao. Southern Paoifio B&ilroad. Lordsburf Time Table. WMTBOCMD. P. M. Passeac 6'J AST BOUND. A. M Faaaenger 4:li Train run on Paeitfo Time. J. I, K(iLi, T. H. liimiiMjn, superintendent, Opr. Puss, and Tkt. Agt. - A. N. Towfib. General Manager. Arlaon.A Now Mexico Kallwuy. Kerthbdl (TATiOki. Sonttabd Tfl p m;I,T Iordnburir Ar il ?ni a in :0fl p m Summit 10:11 a in p m DuntKn I : a m t.liaftt ml Guthrie S:0 a m 4tSpmAr Clifton- Lv VaMain P. B. GREAVES, NOTARY PUBLIC. OoUmUous made for all the States and Terri tory. LArasburf New Mexico A. N. SIMPSON, M. D. Physicians and Surfreona. Offleo In K;lo Dm Store, corner of First aud Shakespeare ttrfeu, where !lic can be louad ut all husinos hours, unless profession 11 euguged. Lordsfeurjr Now Mexico M. J. EG AN, ATTORNEY AT L A W. OUle In the Arhtonn Copper Compuny's Hull J 1U4, Went Sluo of ltiver. Clifton. - Arizona. ASREHFELTER & BCHAEOE. ATTORNEYS - AT - LAW Iteming Ni w Mexico JOS. BOONE, ATTORNEY ami) COUNSELOR. Will pinctleo III all the couru and lnnd of Bous in the territory. prompt attention given to all business cn trtiHtud to bun. Dealing- - - - NewJMcxIju W. P TÜSSELL, S 3L. A Complete Btock of WATCHES. CLOCKS AMD JEWELRY. All Work Warranted. lamina; ... New Mexico XT nni R b BLACKSMITH AND WAGONMAKER. HORSE SHOEING AND GENERAL BLACKSMITHING, Lordsburf New Mexico Corral & (West of Classen Brothers) The beat attention given to transient and oardliig anímala. Transporting1 of frelirht and (rod oí unjr kind done aatiafactorliy. Mall and fita line leaves Hm cornil every n l"i a ..I PRO mm FeedStaolB Tuesday. Tbnisdny and Saturday morniuif at bM for Gold U!ll. M. W. MCGRATII, PROP THE STEWABT MINING LAW. Special Disparen to the Chronicle. Wasiii.noton, Jannray 11. Senatort Stewart and Teller appeared bofore the House Committee on mines and mining this morning to discuss the mining bill, which passed the Senate taut April. Sen ator Stewart presented a substituto for the bill which made many change, which, he said, were suggested by criticisms of the press and by miners and lawyers interested in mining and mining litigation. Some of '.he principal change., in the law as it now stands, which are contained in the substi tute, are ine limitation to 1.500 feet of mining ground on n single vein which may uu acquired by the ame person. It docs not limit Ihe location by ore person of one claim, but limits the extent along the lode, whether it be one location or many, lo 1.500 fe?t. It does not prevent the lo cation of parallel veins or any number of locutions in a district, if they be on differ ent vnns. The original law limited the extent of a claim to 1,500 leet, but did not prohibit the location of more than one claim upon the same vein. The original law required in the record of location reference to natural objects or permanent monuments. This provision led to some confusion; it being impossible for an unlettered man to nuke an accurate description of such reference, and the courts have practically disregarded the law. The substitute bill requires the claim to be distinctly marked on the ground by posts or monument, so that its boundary can be readily traced. The present law require work until a patent is issued. '1 he substitute requires work until the payment of purchase money and the issuance of a certificate of entry. The law as construed by the department allows any number of claim to be includ ed in the mne patent, and 5500 worth of work on one is held sufficient to pateDt theiu. Great abuses have arisen under this construction, particularly in Colorado, where persons ore seeking to obtain pat ents lor ninny hundidla of acres, some time1! 1.000 acres or more of land, upon &"00 woi lli of work. The bill limits the amount, of ground which may be included in a patent to 1.500 feet of lude claim aud eighty ucres of a placer claim. The present law makes the first day of January the beginning ut tne time for the performance: of the annual work on min ing claims, and of course the year ruiis out the Inst day of December at midnight. I'linstt who desire to'locule a claim which has been abandoned must do so, if they would prevent the possibility of some oth er peiMui locating it, immediately alter midnight of the oTst day of Di cemhe Much litigation has-growu out of this pro vision by reason ot the location of claims in the uiglit. and it inu frequently hap pened Inut bloody conflicts have occurred n the dark between contending parties, besides the 1st of January is a time when lie mountains ate usiinlly covered with now, and it is n bad time to locate claims. 1'lie new bill makes the first day of 0.:to 'it, at noon, the beginning ot the yeai f r annual work, anil provides that on claims located belore the lt of March in each year the annual work .lull bo performed before the (ollowing October, ami on claims located after the last day ot February and before the first day of October locators have all the following year to do the an nual work. In case the bill passes at this session it is provided that on claims on which the ai.nnal work was performed last year the woik for this year is required to be per formed at 12 o'clock meridian timo of the first day of October of this year, but min ers are only required to perform half the usual amount or 90 worth of work on a lode claim of J .500 feet. The amouut of work on placer claims is fixed at $25 for each twenty acres. It is also provided that, where the same person, association or corporation own several claims adjoining, not exceeding five, 85, 000 wotth of work or development on one claim will exeme work on the separate claims during the year in which such ex penditure is made. The bill also requires an fctFulavit showing that the annual work has bven performed, to be filed with the recorder of the mining district or if there be none, then wilh the county recorder of the county in which the claim is situated within thirty days from the time limited for the performance of such work. The present law requires two witnesses to the posting of a notice of an applica tion for a patent upon the ground. This is dispensed with and the affidavit of ti e applicant is accepted. Where a co-ow,er fails to perform tho labor required to bold a claim it is provided in the substitute bill that other owners are allowed to do ths woik aud serve notice on the delinquent owner personally or by publication for ninety days; and if the delinquent co-owner does not contribute his share within ninety days thereafter his interest in the claim becomes the property of his co-owner who performed the work upon recording an affidavit showing service or publication, as the cue may be, with ths recorder of the mining district, if there be ouo, other wise with the county recorder. Owners of tunnel claims are required to do $100 r ill of work ou the surface of each claim; afterward the work in the tun nel so long as it is continued it regarded as work on each claim. The rules of the department require that the assistants of the mineral surveyor shall be sworn. This occasions a great deal of expenso by requiring the services of a notary public on the grood for that purpose. The bill authorizes deputy min eral surveyors to administer oalUs to their assistants. The law mal j it a condition of sale that the miners of each milling district should have the right of way through or over any mining claim tor roads, ditches, :anals, cuts, tunnels or other easements for the purpose of working the mines, but provided that the right should be regulat ed by the states and territories. This res ervation, although very important to the development of mines, has been inopera tive by the failure of the local legislatures to pass laws regulating such easements. The bill provides that those easements shall be acquired in tho same manner that private property is taken for public use in the several states and territories. The present law provides that affidavits to be used in obtaining patents are to be made in the laud district in which the claim is situated. The substitute bill provides that tbey be made before a notary public or auy other person authorized to aduiinis- oaths and having a seal anywhere in the Luiled States. There are some other minor changes in the bill. The committee unanimously adopted Mr. Stewart's sub- stitate, and will report it to the houso at the first opportunity. I'alnful Mores. I have been afflicted with very painful sores in times past, causing bad boils, and showing that my blood was remarkably, 1 may say almost incurably impure, Aft using a great number of remedies without benefit, I at length bought Swift's specific (3. S. S.) and it bus cured uio sound and well. Jons Titi. Nile Iron Works, Hamilton. O., Dec, 7, 88 IXroke up from Childhood. I have been nlflieted with scrofula ever niñee I was a small child. To tell of all 1 have suffered would be a picture loo dark ind painful to think of. Years of misery 1 endured, bad digestion, no appetite, rheumatism iu my feet, all these and more ilin these have made my life a misery. For fifteen years I followed the prescrip tion of physicians, which was no more to me than water poured ou the grouud. Two years ago I took S. S. S., and nothing in all my wretched aud unhappy life was -uch a blessing to me as that medicine. After taking six bottles I was a new crea ture, was free from pain, was clear of rheu matism, was able to sleep, to eat and work and was well aud happy. 4ly rheumatism has been cured aud has never returned, rf. S. S. has certainly been a wonderful blcrsing to me. Si hib E. iioss. Gallutin, Tono., Dec. 13, 1888. A Little lioy. Last year my little hoy ' John had a breaking out with cores all over his body, which was painf ul and troublesome. After ueiog other remedies for several months, while the sores grew worse, 1 was induced o give him Swift's Specific. He began to improve at once, and after taking three Lot U t tho eruption was geue, and the child was altogether heale. J. i Cock. Albany, Ga.. Sept. 20, 1883. Swift's Specific it entirely a vegetable medicine, and is the only medicine which has ever cured blood poison, scrofula, blood humors and kindled diseases, send tor our books oa blocd and skin diseases, mailed free. The Swift Si'kcmc Co. PruwerS, AtUnU, Ga. Optic: It seLtns that our Mexican jus tices of the peace either will not or cannot learn the fundamental principles nf Amer ican jurisprudence. The other day Ike Davis, u young man keeping a grocery on the west side of the plaza, sold a dozen eggs to a Mexican by thf name of Lucero. Shortly afterwards the Mexican returned with the shells of the eggs, saying he had broken lie eggs and that they were all rotten. Davis hesitated about refunding Hie money when there were no other proofs than the shells. So Lucero went to Justice of the Peaco Armijo, who issued a criminal warrant stating the penalty of the law would be S5Ú0 fine and six months imprisonment. When the case came of!' this morning the prosecution was not ready, and the justice begged Davis to srttle, offering to throw oil' bis costs. Ar mijo is a newly elected justice of the peace, and he baa got .en himself into a bad fix. Davis inter.dt to push the case to a conclusion A. Howell took into the Jemez Guide olEce a shell of a 45 cartridge found in the craw of a wild turkey he had killed. The digestion of the Jemez turkey is quite up to that of the ostrich. Mr. Howell says he is going prospecting in turkey ' craWa for gold. Springer Stockmau: Work on the big ditch is going on without inturruptioii, and with reasonable good weather the res ervoirs will bt ready to receive water be fore March 1. There has been no inter ruption of the work up to date. The Siiiita Fe is going to build a new hospital at Albuquerque. The building viU be 4Üa80 feet and two stories Ugh. NEWS NUGGETS. Varion Item of News (lathered from Owe Exchanges and other Sources. Diphtheria is epidemic, among the child ren in Albuquerque and Las Vegas. Donanciano Pino, ex-then tT of Valencia county started for Santa Fe last week with 83,500 in hit pocket to settle up his accounts with the territorial auditor. He "mysteriously disappeared," and his friends claimed he had undoubtedly been murdered and robbed. However, the ex- sheriff has turned up in Trinidad, safe and sound, although a little tho worse for a ten dayt drnnk, and $3,500 poorer by re newing his acquaintance with a dashing young lady, who got him to accompany her to Trinidad, aod who get away with most of tho boodle. The ex-sheriff 't rel atives are wealthy and will make up the loss, but ho will have a bard time explain ing it to his wife. Silver Celt: Honesty among county of ficials has been such a rare virtue up in Apacho county thai the St. Johns Herald refers with pardonable pride to the fact that the accounts of the retiring treasnrar were found correct. When tho safe was opened and the money counted, the Her ald says, "and lo! and behold, tba treasur er had his $?0,000 there to a cent yes had eight cents more than he owed." This certainly must be gratifying to the tnx-payers of the county.who have so often been confronted with a deficit. The federal building at Santa Fo for the accommodation of the United States court, surveyor general't office, etc., for which nn appropriation was made by 'con gress two years ago, is now very near to completion. It is a beautiful, substantial structure, and its appearance in every re spect indicates that the money for itt erection has been carefully and honestly expended. Dr. Sawyer informs tho Register that within a radius of four miles of Gallup there i a spring so strongly impregnated wrtlf Epsom salts that it is in fact simply a rt In rat" J solution of salts. He further states that there are within his knowledge hirge deposits of borax and alum near Gal lup, r.ll of which ho thinks can be profita bly worked. Corrillos is to have n city prison and it is only lonely warning, The Kstlur think, to fay to tho.' who have been in the habit of gettiug full of hops and vinegar and howl ing thrmn.'lvrs hoarse on the streets, they nay have thsir vocal powers impeded by stone walls. Wilcox Stockman: Information in re gard to the recant killing of Mexican sheep herders on llonita creek, Graham county, by cowboys in the employ of the Chinca'timi cattle company is still far from definite. The officers who went from Sol omonville to the scone of the tragedy found the bodies of three Mexicans, but it is believed by some that two others were killed. There were only three cowbeys en gaged in the killing Walter Rirchfiold, John Roper and Hilly Woods though sev eral others rode up just after the figbt. Birchfleld, who was wounded in the leg, and Roper are under arrest at Sulomon ville, but Woods was not apprehended. The cowboys claim that tuey were tired on first by the Mexicans. As to the truth or falsity ot this statement it is hard to judge, as none of the Mexicans seem to have escaped to tell their side of the story. In any case, no blame can be attached to the management of the Chiricahuu com pany for the lamentable affair, at that company is composed of men who are bit terly opposed to all acts of violence and outlawry and the tragedy is regretted by no one more than by them. New Mexican: House bill No. 41, in troduced by Col. Fountain, the speaker of the house, prohibits any county commis sioner, sheriff, assessor, probate judge, probate clerk or auy other person, who as principal or deputy holds any county olEce, from speculating in any manner in couDty or territorial warrants. It also prohibits all town or city officers from dealing in or speculating in town or city warrants. Se vere penulties are prescribed for any viola tioas of the provisions of th bill. The latter should become law. Heretofore there has been a great deal of jobbery and dealing in county and territorinl paper; officials, especially county officers have been doing considerable business m that line, a few men have made money at the expense of the taxpayers mid county and territorial treasuries. Kings have been formed to bear down the price and value of all territorial and county paper. Every ttep towards stopping this sort of business and especially toward suppressing com binations of officials and speculator! to keep down the price ot warrants, will prove beneficial. We hope to tee Col. 1' oi.nl uui bill speedily enacted and in force as a law. Ihe tombstone l'rospector now issues a weekly as well as a daily edition, and the weekly is a mighty good looking paper too. Ayer's Pills are constantly advancing in the estimation of those who use them. They improve the appetite, promote digestion, restore healthy action, and legulate every function. Hi y are pi ai,ant to lake, gen tic in there oporai.iou,aad powerful in sub duing disease. jFoir sale ZEEstrt lj3rotli.ers, WHOLESALE AND Having tba best facilities In the Southwest we tea re In any quantities and at reasonable prices. Market on First street, opposite LORDSBURG sh O- IE- S rxi 3T t lb. , Fritter and Dealer in Heayy Hardware STEEL, PICKS AND MINERS' SUPPLIES, POWDER, CAPS AND FUSE, HAY AND GRAIN AND BLACKSMITH'S COAL. XjordsTsvLrgr - - 2Me-w 2e:elc. CHRISTIE, Bec'y and Treat. C. C. FIT7.0KRALD. Freat. and Oen. Munag Te MeroaM El Paso, IAI 11' CAPITAL BUYERS OF SILVER, LEAD AND COPPER ORES. WILL MAKE ASSAYS, TESTS AND REPORT3 IN ALL CLASSES OF MINERALS. OFFICE El Faso Taxaa, No. I aud 4 Bronson Dlock. WUUKS-Cotton Avenue, El Paso, Texas. iU (Origino! Lit' lu Till company Issues the onio wiinnborod tickets a thoLoulsiaua flute Lottery Com pany at New Orleans, and pays prizes on the same numbers as the Loulsana. Prize paid throiifrh Wells, Fars-o.4 Co. or at the home ofSoe, San Francisco. . Tickets for sale at the.Eagle Drug Store. O Tr3T ci Tlclrot for X.-u.clr. EaÉ Drug Store,? 6 - Dealer In STATIONERY, 10ILET aud FANCY ARTICLES. TOIIACCOKS. CIGARS and BM0KEU8' ARTICLES. PLAIISS CARDS, fr THE EAGLE b n RETAIL BUTCHERS ara prepared to furnish oustomers with meats Southern Pacido dopot, south side. - NEW MEXICO O. B. FITRGERALD. Superintendent. 1 Teacas. 800,000 La Louisiana Company. run s or tickets. Whole tickets (O.'oenU Half tickets 16 oenu Monthly drawings. Cpltol Trise, 1,1100. Tickets for sale at the LmsiiAL offioe. u n fifTtiTATl 0 I mm Go. 1