ll ear t of East I.as Vegas
Torn Out by li
Suiter the Scourge that
Overtakes all Weslrrni
In One Short Hum Two Súun
dred Thousand Dollars
are bwalloued up.
Is (oEug to he Done by
Those who Were
Wliat tho Suffers Intend ic to
Yesterday a Gazette reporter
sought out and talked with most of
the business men who loet from Sat
urday's conflagatian. They all seem
ed to he in good cheer and consider
that the present calamity will be a fu
ture lencfit. They consider now,
that all adobe buildings will be built
ou that block, that the ground is now
worth as much as before the wooden
buildings were destroyed.
( me cuimot toll what their losses
will amount to yet, but estimate
their losses as folio ?s:
Ward & Tamme $4,500, above in
Levy, Colin & Co., bout .$9,500 to
tal los?, which is about $3,000 obove
X. L. Rosenthal, estimated at $9,
000. It. C. Richmond, above insurance
Bcrlholf, Center street theatre, $1,-.
000, no insurance
Rape & Castle, between $9,000 and
Ililty Bros, about $600.
L W. Sebben, $100.
Hopper Bros, above insurance
J. A. Mackley, $1,000, total los.
John Flinn, barber, $100.
Herbert, druggist, $1,500.
Malbocuf, saddler, $1,G00, over in
surance. Marcus & Clemm lost heavily, but
to what, extent was not learu. d.
Itathbon saved all his stock; Mar
ble lost his entire stock, no insurance;
Seewaltl saved the most of his slock ;
Holzman lost heavily, but as yet is
not able to estimate (ho amount.
Many others lost more or less, but no
deiluite amount can be settled upon.
Hopper Bros.' adobe warehouse came
through all right, and it is now lull
to overflowing, aud they will ontinue
to sell right along.
All arc preparing to build again.
Contracts for adobes are being let ev
ery hour. Ward & Tamme will be
ready for business by tho end of the
week, ltupe & Castle arc ready for
business in a little house near their
planing mill. Ililty & Mackly are go
ing ahead the same as if nothing had
happened. Overmils has a house hall
dono. Two houses went up on the
burnt block yesterday. The sun Bank
on a buisy bustling army of 'men and
will rise this morning on thrice the
i: umber. The ruins will cease to
smolder aud a new block of line build
ings spring into existence. '
luniig the excitement attending
the (ire Fomc rediculous things hap
pened. Mr. Holzman caught a Chi
naman by the ''pig-tail" and liked to
have jerked his head oil". Some lel
low gal' ercd up about two bushels of
pop-corn balls aud carried them cut
of danger, Another man picked up
three or four brooms and carried them
around ou his shoulder. A man came
out of one of the stores with a large
mirror smashed all to pieces and did
uotknow it until it was safely depo -ted
in, the strec t.
W.- desire to make it public thai
we are uudjr many obligati ns o the
heroic volunteers who by thier timely,
efficient and untiring cxer'ions which
prevented the firc-fieud from getting
a hold on our warehouse and store.
As good work was done at other
points of danger also, and these well
directed and proihpt measures 6aved
all tho surrounding property. "Wi
think noth'ii'g that could be saved
was neglected, and that all interested
arc disposed, as we are, 1o give crcd
it aud praise to the disinterested vol-
tmtccrs is well as to the friends and
ntigll)ors interested with us who
now have the satisl'action ot'knowiug
that thev have saved a large amount
of valuable property.
Browne fc Manzanares.
J. W. Barney opened Lis restaurant
in the Optic block yesterday. It will
now be known as the Optic restau
rant. Mr. Barney has also built a
house 22x12 for the accomodation of
those burnt out of house and home
in Saturday's lire.
Harry Ilcycus was the name of the
man who done such efficient work on
the Ililty block during the fire. He
is an old hand at the business and was
not afraid to work. He belonged to
eugine No, li, Si. Loui9, in 1868-9, aud
also to the Fisher Boys llose com-
pany, Denver, from 1876 to 1879. He
did a rreat deal of good and the
thanks of the people are due him.
Atiera Alnptlv nnrl Ililtv nrn nnw.
prepared to feed all their old custo-
mors at Ililty's old stand, where his
store has been heretofore. Give them
r, , lt , f w r,
Capt. Iluttcn, Capt. J. W. Bar-
uey and Eli II ilt deserve credit lor
the effective pnrt they took in trying
to stop tho flames and also in saying
goods. A few more such cool heads
would have affected much during
such an excíteme-, t.
Mrs.lvobi. Hopper lost a valuable
bo.u vun ,w,u UUU.U m ui
Mr. O. V. Crowell, one oí the
youu men who worked ro nobly at
Saturday' fire, was for some time a
member of Hooks 2, of Denver, the
company that won the laurels in the
late stale tournament oí Colorado.
Yesterday the business men of Las
Vegas assembled at Baca Hall for the
purpose of takinir stens towards se-
curing water works and organizing a
fire company. A good atteudauce
was had and all seemed imbued with
the necessity of accomulishinír some-
thing iu that direction. Mr. L. T
Browne was choscu chairmau of the
meeting and If. A. Kistlcr. secretary
W. I. Shupp, was called on, and.
stated the object of tho meeting.
Messrs. Hilt, McClung, Wheclock,
-J. Kosenwald and others, made
remarks concerning the business
in hand and discussed the most eco-
mimical aud effective method of pro-
tectimr the eil against the renetition
of such a dire calamity as has iust be-
tallen it. A motion by Maj. Morrison
was carried that, a committee of sev-
en be appointed to take the matter
under consideration, aud correspond
with cas ern manufactories as to the
price of enirines, etc, and also to de-
(ermine what course had better be
This committee to report their an-
turn to the president of ihis meeting,
who shall then call a meeting of the I
people by a call in the papers: - The
following named gentlemen were ap
pointed as said committee: Chas
Blanchard, Mr. Wheclock, W. II.
Shupj), Mr. Hilt, Trinidad Romero,
O. L. lloughlcu and J oso A. Baca.
The meeting then adjourned to
await the action of the committee.
llliTOHYOF THE FIKK.
As night settled down upon the
Gallinas Valley iu which lies the mar
velón young city of Last Las Vegas,
it lei I u horror-stricken populace, par
alized with a sense of their loss wan
dering about almost iu a state of be
The most terrible of reverses had
taken place in one short hour and the
smouldering a-hes with a lingering
flame here and theae were left to' tell
the tale of how the principal busiuess
block and the focus "f the largest
trade between Emporia aud Cuaymas
had vanished; while on the adjacent
prairie he crogenously collected were
he stocks of merchandise which the
owners uau nasuiv removed. The
drunken good-for-nothings who make
such an occasion the opportunity for
excessive indulgence in liquor Hound-
crert around among the debris and
spccchiiicu liberally upon the iuci-
dents aud possibilities and probabi-
ities of thc.disastcr which had just
taken placcand cost us $175,000.
new" it started.
Tu ilif reur nf" Marble's ornnnrv in
East Las Vceas, was his residence in
ouc part of which was used a fehcet
i fu si ovc (which by the wav is tit
only for the open air;) it upset aud
started a lire iu the apartment which
LAS VEGAS, N M. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20,
Iluve A Castle.
Hopper Bros. t , -i '
Isidor Stern's Stock, Levy Colin. j
It. 0. Richmond's Jewelry store.
. ?J --
L. H. Rosenthal.
M arcellluo & Bofl'a.
Malbauff's harness shop. :
Merrill & Caskln Eros. I Sleeping rooms1
Stock, U. E. Wesche, I where tire com
M Bible's building and stock. ' r , .'. "
Ward & Tamme.
was at bi.ee beyond control. The
wind being W. S. W. blowing only
moderately the fire spread in all di
rcctious at about the same rate. Tho
whole town was aroused at once and
the dense smoke which arose brought
every man from tllC old tOWll VliO
couiu leave ms position.
Aot a word was heard above the
cracKiug oi tne ciouoiy ciried umucrs;
everybody with any sense went to
work and helped to remove the stocks
of merchandise, quietly submitting
to what was plainly inevitable
Then if never before was it realized
how utterly helpless is that commuu
ity in such a crisis as this which has
uo fire department. The die was cast
and as an occasional frust of wind
dpovo ihn fl.miM to nn pvtraordinarv
jicaht so that they almost lapped over
i r ii ahí ijivuuv if a m voy v . x j m
and Manzanares aud Otero, Sellar, &
Co . on the east, it seemed that
the doom of utter extinction had set
tied upon the pride of the great south
Immense Quantities of coods were
piled along the wire fence which sur-
ouuded the warehouse of Brown &
Manzanares only io be ignited a mo
mcnt after by the falling sparks, so
that it was nccessarv "to move them
again iu order to save them.
Blankets were promptly applied to
the row of buildings occupying he
north sideof center street as also to ihe
warehouse on the cast side of Rail
road avenue. Salt was liberally dis
tributed upon Ihe roofs of the latter
i and the prompt measures adopted by
the owners, soon seemed to guaran-
tee tho safety of the property
A case ot cartridges tooKure in one
of the stores on Railroad avenue and
their continuous explosions lasted for
some time, scattering everybody who
feared iniurv from them
There is no story of the nrogrTss of
It siiuplv advanced without i
any interruption ou the fated block.
There was absolutely no unitcdhcliou
to save it.
At one time Col. Mills, and others,
wno was on the roof of Lew, Colin ifc
hjo's building, attempted to Icarawav
the wood front, honim: that the tin
root ftUC3 adobe walls might offer, re
slslam,e to the advancing flamee but,
the" heat became unbearable and the
work was abandoned.
Tho next plan was to blow up Hop
per Bros, building with a keg of pow
der, but some ono in a frantic state of
might, prevented it. and offered to
knock any one down who destroyed
the building, believing it would not
Almost all of Rupo & Castle's valu
able stock was successfully removed
and the loss of sheds is by no means
The insane attempt, was made to
tear down the theatre building on
Center street when the fire was al
ready un7cr the caves. A keg of gun
powder in the New York Bakery
would have caved thebuildings on tho
west and lessened the dauger to the
next block north
It three different times the flames
started up on the blankets which
hung over the Ililty Bros, block aud
water thrown upon the iron face of
the meat market on the corner was
convened at, once uno sieam. uy ice
The young man who guarded
Hiltv's building and tho one west of
it, (we could not learn his name) who
wore a light hat, deserves distinction
for his couruge ami persevcrence in
lighting tho heat which the -winds
sent to him from the' fire
it was wholly impossible togetau
estimate of losses lat night. The
Uhausted merchants could not collect
Heir thoulits aud if they did tucy
could not makea reliable guess at the
amount oí goods eayed
It is safo to say, however, that tho
salvage will be large, as the slow pro
gress of the fire allowecl almost every
body to move all their goods, although
at considerable loss from rough hand-
A man unknowu dislocated his
wrist iu getting off of Whiteman's
building. i - ' . '. ,
We print a diagram of the burnt
; Hotels arc all crowded to the ut
most capacity as there were many
men who roomed in nooks and cor
ners of the burned districts.
The protection of property, which
is now exposed, was placed in hands
of the, Sau Miguel rifles' who were
called out about 6 o'clock. Several
arrests have beeu made,, ' ' : ' .'
A great deal of plunder was carried
on by some of those who were pre
tending to serve merchants.
McDonald opened a barrel of beer
which flowed freely for all who asked
it. ' !'.'
Several of the owners of destroyed
property were questioned last even
in, aud nearly all are already looking
toward replacing their buildiugs with
substantial adobe. . The lesson is a
very effective 'one and after the bitter
ness of the chastening has béeu some
what forgotten, we will see that what
has caused 175,000 dollars loss now,
in two mere years would have causee
four times that even under tho same
circumstances as those of yesterday's
Messrs. Mills & Hartley kindly fur
nished us with the following- list of
insurance which they had on tho pro
perl y burned:.
Rosenthal. $0.500, s follows: Home
$1,000, Scottish Commercial $2,000,
Continental $1,500 Hamburg, Mag
deburg $1,000, St. Paul Fire and Mat
ine $1,000. -
Holzman $4,000 as follows: Home
t ifi.-rr i . . .. -
V'JW' ut ' u,!in nierioau $l,WO, Scot
tish Commercial $1,000, Continental
$1,000, St. Paul 500.
Whileman & Cohen ,$1,500 as fol
lows: Hamburg ..Magdeburg $500
Scottish Commercial $1,000.
Levy Cohn & Co., $1,500 as follows
Mercantile Marino $1,000, Fire As
sociation $1,000, Continental, $1,000,
Hamburg Magdeburg Ins. Co. $1.500.
Ward& Tamme $1.000 as follows:
Hamburg Magdeburifi325, Continen
tal $325, Scottish Commercial '350.
Rupc & Castle $6,000 as follows:
Home $1,000 Star $1,500, Hamburg
Magdeburg $2,000, Mercantile Marine
C, E. Wesche $1,000 in St. Raul Fire
Marcus & Clemm $600 iu the St.
raid Kire and Marine. '" . .' .
Hopper Bros. $1,000 as follows:
Germ an American $500, Hamburg
Magdeburg $500. -c.:. ,,'..
Rathburn & Co., '$900 as follows:.
$300, Argcmine Fire of Denver $600
St. Raul. -
Ladr.er $1,500, as follows:
Home, $1,000; Argent i nr Fire of
Malbauff, $100 iu the Argentine..
! Herbert & Co:, $500 in tho Magde
burg. . '
Mackley, $700 in (he Hamburg
Magdeburg Company. ifs K
Making a total insurance by Mills
& Iladley of$30,100. Telegrams were
sent immediately io tne various com
panies and . prompt adjustment of
losses may be expected through their
agents. : - -
! The linn had concluded that they
would withdraw' all risks from tho
block that burned on the first of next
month; but the first of next month
was too laielud their companies are
in for the losses. i'.TIic strangest co
incidence of the affair is. that' Col.
Mills, standing on the sidewalk iu
conversation with Ml'. Lockhert, said,
'" I am get thlg : afraid of this town. It
will burn before 60 days, and we will
withdraw everything from this row
before the first of October." The sen
tenced had hardly been dropped when
there was a cry of fire, and a large
majority of the truth iu Col. Mills'
prophecy was fulfilled before sun
down. . ,
' BRowNiNcf & Steele's risks .
Levy, Cohu & Co., iu Liverpool
Loudon and Globe, $1,000; Spring
field, 1,000. . .
C. E. Wesche, in Springfield, $1,000,
iu Colorado, $500.
NewYorkJ Bakery, owned by
Pritchard, Browinget nl., in Spring
field $500, in Colorado $250.
Steele Ss Browniug, in Colorado
Huberty & Angelí, iu Colorad,
$200.; ' J U
Oicing to the extreme heat, ice have
been obliged to remove the ()ld ReliahCe
Dnuj Store to Wm. ' Steele' s Real estate
Ujjice on the comer of Venter street
where we will be pleased to serve onr old
customers to-morrow morning.
F. E. HERBERT. & CO.
1 ANTED : A cood reliable woman to cook
nnd do gcueral house work in a priva to
fiiniilv in the country. Good wages will be
juld;l)iit nono need apply unless well recom-
iiieiiueu, aim no engagement will uc made tor
letis than six months, after ono week's trial.
i ms will ue a good permanent home tor n per
son giving satisfaction. Address Hichard
Dunn, Rrncon, N. M.
TAR VKNDEIÍ.- Una casa situada en
J camino de los Ojos, cerca de la casa de
Dona Luisa l'lnard. Dos cuarto?, sesenta pip
ai frente aa la caue, y ciento cincuenta para ell
inno ue airas, se venae por uinoro ill contado
1'ara información dirijunse a esta oficina.
TilOK SALE. A house situated ou the Hot
lj Springs road, near the house of Louise Pin-
aru. i wo rooms, sixty feet Iront on the road
and one hundred and llfty back. To he sold
cheap for money .. Tor information inquiro at
mis omce. 41-2 1 t.
IMF. FOIt SALE. By Moore & HiiO", nt the
' J Hot Springs. Leavé orders atllerhert k
wrs uvug store, on tno plaza.
100 head of cattle. For further
I; inlormutloi! apply toJaifaBros. Las Ve-
and A. Nelton & Co. , Anton Chico, N. M
Í710U SALEA good sixteen horse power
L steam engine, all iu running order and
largo euough to run a llour mill. Any person
desiring to see it running can do so any day at
my planing mill at Las Vegas. Apply for
terms te " JOHN B. WOOTEN.
17ORRENT.--A line large storo room on the
V . plaza, excellently situated for business
taud at low figures
For particulars apply at
1113 o nice
.Notice to Contractors.
Sealed bids wll 1 bo receired at tho Simeriu-
tondents ollice, up to So'clock p. nv, Thursday,
tho Kith inst., in Santa Fe, for the construction
of a hotel. Plans and specifications can be seen
at me Mipenntenuent's omce iu santa re, or at
tho office of Chas. Wheelock, architect, at Las
Vegas. Tho right Is reserved to reject any or
all bids. All bids will be addressed to Hcnrv
Reed, superintendent of construction, care of
l. staao&U).,. santa je. isy order of the
committee, September 9th, 18S0.
For the benefltof our citizens who so east, the
late copies ol this paper will lie kept on file in thr
uckiH o nice oi me cmcago, uurungton yiiln
cy rai road, at 59 Clark street, Chicago, 111.,
where they are privileged to call and read itfreé.
I I OT SPRINGS HACK LINE. -J. L). Wolf is
II now running a hack line between tho Hot
Springs and town. Hacks will leavo the Hot
springs lor town at 7 a. m., and 1 p. in. Will
leave town tor the Hot springs at 10 a. m., and
i p. m. Leave orders at any of the hotels.
Hack and Express Line Between I. an
Veens and Mora.
Hack will leave St. Nicholas Hotel on each
Mouday and Thursday, at 10 a. m. Single trip
$4.r Round trip tickets, $5.00. All baggage
over 50 lbs., charged extra. Express curried
through In six hours at reasonable rates. Con
nections made with good conveyances for Wat
rous, Ttiosund nil points north.
, J. W. Cartrk, Pro'r.
Will you pay two rices to Irrosnonsibla tidd
lers for sewing machines, when for one half
the money you can buy any first cluss machine
made, and warrented from three to five years,
among which are tho Singer, the White, Do
mestic, New American, etc. Kor price apply
to A T. Harrison, at Hammond's Hardware
House, Trinidad, Colorado. ll-8m.
MRS. R. J. HAMILTON
v hi oponed her
DRESS -MAKING SHOP
at the house directlv opimslte the depo
East Las Vega-, N'., M. and as she Is nn ol
resident, ot Vras, she in ready once moiet
CUT, l'TT AND MAKE OUENSK8 for her ol
frionds and new ones. Satisfaction guarantied
or no charges.
W. G. Ward,
Contractor and Builder.
, LAS VEGAS. X. M.
ALFRED li- SAVJKR,
ATTOBNE i A.' J.' TiJ.'W
LAS VEGAS, - - N. AI.
ALBERT & HERBER,, Proprietors.
Opposite Jaffa Bros., East Sida.
Fresh Beer alwuys ou Draught. Al
so Fine Cigars aud Whiskey.
Lunch Counter iu Can
F. C. illartsolf,
CONTRACTOE & BUILDER
Las Veoas, New Mexico. .
HOWISON A FABIAN,
General Comm'n. Merchants
A N't) SALKSMKJI FOR
EASTEEU HTJ SE9,
Office East side R. R. Ato. , opposite Browne &
JUSTICE OFTHK PKACK for rrecict Xe.
29, East Las Vegas. .. . -
Real Estate, Joliecrinir -Ageni ann outot-
anccr. : " - ...
Deeilo, Mortgages nu Justices' Blank! ter
Office ou Ihe hill between the oiu anu new
Dealers In -
Staple and Fancy Groceries,
CLOTHING, BOOTS SHOES.
Produce a Specialty. Orders filled on short no
tice. Proprietors of the
East Las Vesas, N, M.
John C. Cams,
Boot & ShoemaUer
Opposite Jaffa Bros., guarantees satisfactien
and a perfect at or no pay .
W. H. WHIfELAW.
Attorney at' Law,
Will attend to all legal biwiness promptly,
Center Street, East Las Vusas, New Mo.xio.
JNO.F. BOS'TWICK. : P. O, LYDON
BOSTWICK A. LYDON
Attor noyat"In, w .
Ofiice at Exchanon Hotel Buil-'.ing.
Las VkoakN. M.
Simla Fe Makery
Centre St., East La Vegai.
Everything; in the kers lino constantly
IIUBKRTV & ANO ELL, Trop'w.
ÜEPÜJYU. P. MINEUAL
ts -mr nar w!r jstis "W .
Laa Vegas - -
J. N. FURLONG,
Gallery iu the Rear of die Exchang
Hotel, West Ias Vea.
T. J. FLEEMAN,
ALL KINDS OF
Cutting & HcgmiB'ing:
IDOILTIE TO OBDEB.
Shop in Dolds' Block, Northwest
Corner of the Plaza.
J, FRAN (JO OH A VES,
Attorney nt Law
- NEW MEXICO
M. SALAZ Ali.
a to i: y k v- a r- LAtr,
Las Veoas . Nbw Mexico
N. J. PETTIIOHN, NI. D ,
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON,
Hot Springs and Las Vegas.
Chronic Diseases and Dlwasci of Females a
Specialty. " - ,
HOTSl'UINOiS - - - 8 to li A.M.
LAS VEGAS Central Drugstore, a to ill. M.
E. H SKIPWITH,
' OFFICE HOUUS ut 1. S VEGAS,
10 o'clock A. M. till 10 o'clock 1. M., and
AT HOT SPRIKGS,
From 7 o'clock, A. M. lilt 9 o'lock, JM.
All orders left at ilii'n r;" 1! a
cTe prompt attention
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