VOL 1, NO. 15.
SILVER CITY, X. M., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1894..
PRICE 5 CENTS
KNIGHTS OF -PYTHIAS.
The Grand Lodge Meets and Elects
The Orillé NIiohh a Henltliy Growth In
the Territory Since It h'Mnh
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
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
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
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.
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 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
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