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VOL 1, NO. 15. SILVER CITY, X. M., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1894.. PRICE 5 CENTS KNIGHTS OF -PYTHIAS. The Grand Lodge Meets and Elects Officers. The Orillé NIiohh a Henltliy Growth In the Territory Since It h'Mnh lishiiient Here. The grand lodge Knights of Pythias met on Tuesday of last week at Las Vegas for the transaction of the regular business of the lodge. Most of the lodges of the territory were represented, but there were a few which did not send representatives. The delegate!) were welcomed on be half of the city of East Las Vegas by Past Grand Chancellor A. II. Vyhitmore, who is also mayor of the city, and on behalf of El Dorado lodge No. 1, and Deagle Temple No. 1, Rathbone Sisters, by Past Grand Chancellor M. S. Hart. The addresses were responded to by Su preme Representatives C. F. Easley and J. J. Leeson, the substance of whose remarks was as follows: On liehalf of the grand lodge Knights of Pythias, of the grand domain of the territory of New Mexico, I have the honor and pleasure of responding to the able and eloquent speeches, extending welcome to us, by the gentlemen repre senting the citizens of the beautiful city of Las Vegas, and also the representa tives of the local lodges of your city. I am free to admit and confess my utter inability to form words or construe lan guage that would, to my satisfaction, answer the hearty and chivalric greet ing and welcome "that has been extended to us. To the citizens of Las Vegas we return our most sincere thanks, ami they shall always Ik; remembered with feelings of gratitude and pleasant recol lections, especially as I have been in formed that, the mavor of vour eitv in structed the jailor to lose tlie keys of the jail for three days that none of us might get in while here. To the Hathbone Sisters, that noble order, which today is doing more to elevate our order by its work, tenets and principles than any other organization in our land, we return thanks and extend greeting. Their noble work is based ami founded on the three great principles of our order, F. C. and 1!. which have made it the greatest order in the world todav for its age. Their work, mission and principles remind me of a- man whom I once knew who, Dy untorecen circumstances and fate, fell, step by step, down the ladder o! social life until at last be had not a friend in the world left. lid I say none left? Yes, he had one a woman his wife, who loved him dearly. To explain more fully, I will exemplify his sad condition. Behold the career of a man as he passes through this world, a man visited by misfortune! now oiten is lie u-tt alone, to sink under the weights of aflliction, unheeded and alone ! . One friend of bis own sex for gets him, another abandons him and a third betravs him ; but. woman, faithful woman, follows him in his afflictions with unshaken devotion. She ministers to his wants, even when her own are hard and pressing; she weeps tear for tear with him in his distress and is the first to catch and reflect a rav of iov should but one light up his countenance in the midst of Ins sultenngs; and at last, when life and death come together, she follows him to the tomb with an af fection which death itself cannot destroy. Such, friends and brothers, is what the Rathbone Sisters are doing for the mem bers of our order today. They are ele vating the social life of our brothers. They nurse the sick, feed the hungry, clothe the naked, comfort the distressed and bury the dead. May God grant that the time may soon come when thejwives, mothers, daughters and sisters of every member of our gat order shall be en rolled as members of the Kathlione Sis ters. To their noble order we also ex tend our sincere and heartfelt thanks; and last but not least we extend our sincere and knightly thanks to the ollicers and members of El Dorado lodge No. 1, the mother lodge in this great domain of our order. The following representatives from the various lodges in the territory were present : El Dorado lodge, No. 1, O.G. Schaefer, Thomas A. Roff, Jake Block, C. F. P.ailey, J. S. Clark, Junot Minium, E. G. Mur phey, M. A.Otero, C.C.Gise, C.E.Perry, A. II. Whitmore, M. R. Williams, G. 15. Woods, Geo. A mot. Santa Fe lodge No. 2, C.F.Easly, .I.W. Conway, A.J.Gusdorf, Charles Neustadt. Rio Grande lodge No. !!, J.J. Leeson, M. W. Browne, A.Cortesy, E. L. Browne, J. II. McCutchen, A.Winkler, C.S.Bahney Mineral lodge No. 4, L.II.Cbamberlin, P. T. Isberwood, S. M. Saltinarsh, T. N Wilkinson. Harmony lodge No. (i, G. I!. Beringer, J. E. Beringer, J. J. Murphy. Lincoln lodge No. 7, not represented ; Black Range lodge No. 8, not represent ed. Baxter lodge No. 9, E. G. Kubrick ; R. E. Cowan lodge No. 11, B. F. Mc.Gar- vey, Geo. Willis, Win. Willis. Silver City lodge No. 12, L. A. kelly, A. D. Ross, Geo. W. Miles; Gallup lodge No. 13, W.F.Kuchenbeeker, S.M.Brown; Carthage lodge No. 14, Rolit. MeKinley, Donald Stewart, James Richardson, Win. Kilpatrick. Vesper lodge No. 15, J.T.Williams, D. J. Jones; Justus H. Ratlilxmc lodge No. 17, C. M. Haas; Magdalena lodge No.18, C.C.Clark; Sierra lodge No. 19, L.Tres-sel. Deniing lodge No. 20, not represented ; Eddy lodge No 21, not represented; Columbus lodge No. 22, not represented. The following grand ollicers were elect ed to serve during the ensuing term : W. F. KuchenlHicker, grand chancel lor; Robt. MeKinley, vice grand chan cellor; L. A. Skelly, grand prelate; P. T. Isher wood, grand master of exchequer; C. E. Perry, grand keeper of records and seal ; J. W. Conway, grand master at arms; C. S. Bahney, grand inner guard;. D. J. Jones, grand outer guard. The Rathbone Sisters gave an enter tainment on Tuesday evening which was followed by a banquet and ball at Rosen thal hall. The entertainment was excellent and was thoroughly enjoyed by all who had the good fortune to be present. On Wednesday evening the Rathlionu Sisters gave an exemplification of their work at the hall and there were 27 initi ated. The banquet ut the Depot hotel was attended by 1.10 people and lasted until an early hour in the morning. Santa Fe was selected as the place for the next meeting of the grand lodge. The grand lodge of Knights of Pythias was organized ten years ago at Albu querque with live subordinate lodges and a total membership in the territory of less than 2"0. There were t wo lodges in Santa Fe, one in Las Vegas, one in Socorro and one in Albuquerque. Now there are nineteen subordinate lodges in the territory ami a total membership of over 1,100 knights. Merchants here are beginning to get in their holiday goods and from present indications the stocks will be as large as they have lieen in former years. This is another indication that this part oi New Mexico ' is not suffering from the financial de pression so much as other portions of the country. The streams in the Mogollón mining district are running now and it is proba ble that there will be plenty of water from this time to the end of winter to keep the mills running. The rafters are being put on the nor mal school building, and it is expected that the roof will be completed within two weeks if the weather should continue favorable.