Las Vcas Daily GazHto.
J. H. KOOCLER. Editor.
RATES OF SUBSCRIPTS
Dally, 1 ytmr 10
Daily, n month
lllv. 1 month '
lteIiviTl by carrier to any jmrt of tlif city.
Weekly, 1 veur "
Weekl'v. months 1
For AilvertisiiiK U:itt!H uply to J. H. KoojiIit
ditor awl Proprietor.
New Game of Chance.
Tli lit t lie heathen Chinee are not, to
be done out of their gitnihling pleas
ures by the rauls made upon tlir-Jtl
in their dens, was clearly seen by a re
porter recently. Sauntering along
one of the alleys of Chinatown, his no
tice was attracted by the unusual
amount of business being done by one
ef the fortune tellers, who locates his
stall at a corner to attract passers by.
The rapidity with which ea h votary
took his departure struck the report
er as 'something out of the common,
as the practice with the professors of
futurity is to keep their victims in
suspense before letting them know
Approaching the stall he discover
ed what to acausual observer appears
nothiuir but a small box containing
Chinese writing material, but inthis
case the innocent-looking box had í
small slide on t ho top. The slide be
ing pushed aside showed a small card
inscribed with character denoting an
animal, a fish or a reptil, alí-o a rude
representation of the subject. Each
Celestial at, the time of paying his
stake, namely, a dime, guesses the
name of the object he thinks will ap
pear on the face. If another object
aimears he loses his stake. Should he
be fortunate to hit the right animal
he receives a dollar, but the chances
of winning are so much
against him. the bank rarely
loses. The reporter having ques
tioned.the venerable moon-eyed as
trologer, found that his species of
gambling was conducted on a larger
scale at an establishment ostensibly
devoted to the sale of drugs, in the
heart of Chinatown, and having as
certained the name of the shop, leis
urely proceeded to make some further
inquiries into the modus operandi of
At first, admittance to the back room
where the performance was carried
on was refused, but a few words gave
assurance a;id an entry was
made. Assembled in a small apart
inent were about thirty Chinamen. A
narrow counter divided the manager
of the game from the crowd, and as
the pool was about to open the re
porter stepped in and took a hand
Selecting a character and handing two
bits to the banker, he received a piece
of red paper, upon , hich was written
the character he had chosen. Thirty
six cards, each bearing a particular
designation, and corresponding to
similar characters shown upon a red
paper about eleven inches square
which was suspended from the wall
were then deposited in an earthen
pot. Diving into the pot, the assist
ant banker, who was blindfolded,
drew a card, ami the fortunate indi
viduals whose papers bore similar
characters were paid ten times the
amount of the st akes against the win
The cards were named as follows :
Four literary graduates, re pi esented
by a white lis!', a frog, a goose and a
peacock. Seven merchants, repre
sented by a flying dragon, a white
dog, a white horse, an e'ephaul, a
wildcat, a rat and a hornet. Four
Iluddliist priests, represented by a
tortoise, a fowl, a yellow ee'. aud a
fish. Five beggars represented by a
shrimp, u snake, a caterpillar, ti Huh:
singing gir!, and a shi-cp. Five gen
erals represented by a butterfly, a
piece of jadestone, a while sparro.v, a
pigeon. Four lucky personages of the
upper world, represented by a monk
ey, a toad, a kite and a sea dragon.
Two Tauist priests, represented by a
white stork and a gold-color eat. One
nuu, represented by a ravenous wolf.
Should any purc'iaser of a chance
not happen to be present when the
drawing takes place he conies to the
shop and enquires, not about any
gambling question, but simply says:
To day how is the great "Sz Maehin"
meaning one of the five generals as
beholds a ticket with the characters
"Wong Che Ko." the curl li dragon,
alias, "Sz Maehin," the generals, and
this o a novice, that might be in the
shop, appears to be making an inqui
ry after some person. The Chinese
courtesans are great customers and
send their children to purchase the
tickets to avoid notice being taken of
the game by the uninitiated. The
game is called "Tsefa'' aud is likely to
prove a large source of revenue to the
banker, now that fan tan and other
species of gambling have been up
rooted in Chinulowu. Sau Francisco
First National Bant
s.iixes-ior to lUyuoM.-t Rroilicrit.)
Authorized capital, $500,000
Paid in capital. - $50,000
Surplus Fund - $10.000
do x v,ksi:i:al ranking iil'sinkss
The Old R eliable Di a$
Store. Established 1870.
HERBERT & CO
P It ESCRIPTl O N S ra reful I y
At Doctor Shout's Old Stand.
Listening to the solicitation of many
citizens of Las Vegas, Dr. F.J I.
DeGraw will open au office
for the practice of Dent
istry. Painlss Extraction of Teeth.
1 eeth Extracted, Plug
ged $ Replanted,
T1IK liOCTOIt'S SPECIALTY IS FINE
Mouths examined and ailvice given froe o
Artificial Sets of Teeth on
OFFICIO IÍOUUS FROM 8 A. JI., to 5 F. M
Good Rufurencc Given. All Work Warranted
Ollice on North .Side of Plaza. Open July
2J St, 1S.S0.
3 XE. T'jS-A.T'SS, Z'x-o.
l'unsdailyvial.n Liendre, (.'Imperito, (iiill;
nns, Ciilira", I .a Cinla, nu Hilario ..and Fori
Passenger and Express matter carried toanv
point on the most reasonable terms
C. A. RAT II BUN
FinCfcl quality of Custom Work done in the
A Full Line of M. D. Wells ACo.'s Chicago
Made Boots k Shoes Constantly on Hand.
10 A ST LAS VK.fi AS, X. ,
i í ! s
Finet-f in the Citv of Las Vegas,
First-class bar where gentlemen will
find the finest liquors, wines and el
gars in the Territory; also in connec
tion is a lunch counter. Drop in and
Open Day and Night.
LOCKE & LOCK WOO J),
& Sample Room,
The Finest Resort in West Las Veas where
the Very Best Brands of
LIQUORS AND CIGARS
Are constantly kept on hand.
PRIVATE CLUB ROOM
HIONUY RRAMM, Proprietor.
A. J. OEAWFOED,
Fruits, Vegetables, &c., &c.
We carry everything that is packed in the
Canned Goods Line!
Goods delivered free to all parts of the city.
Give Us a call.
LOS ALAJUOS, X. Jf.
Also Dealer in
, WOOL, HIDES,
G 11 A IN AND ALL
Kinds of PRODUCE.
Freinlit tenms always ready and freighting
done to all parts of the Territory.
OpiMisiie tlie Depot,
(Eornierly flic liobiuson House)
NEWLY REFITTED, IÍEEÜIÍNIS1I
ED, AND AN ADDITION
BUILT TO IT.
G 00 D A COO M 31 ODA V10XS
Are offered to the traveling public at
J. A.MACKLEY, Proprietor
Something Good to Drink,
Luncli at any hour from i) till 11 A. M.
FAST I, AS VF.CíAS, - - NIOW MKXft.'O
Opportitc Krmvnc V, Miinan ares .
Frank J". "Webbor,
U I 1
lias constantly on hand Horses, 31 ules,
Harness Etc., aud also buys and sells on
Commission. Sale of floods made at any
time. Will be found on Nortli-Ka.it
corner of I'laza, or word may be left at
T. J. FLEE
ALL KINDS OF
Shoo in Dold's Block, Northwest
Corner of the Plaza.
Tor the bonelltot'our citizens ,v r cuflrhe
lalo copies of thin paior will he kept on fde In thr
ticket ollice of the I nieago, llm lmtfton (Julit
cy rai roud, at 5J Chuk ttreet, (Jhicuno, 111,,
wlmra thoy ure privileged to call am read itl'reo.
EAST LAS VEGAS, N. M.
Carriages and Horses Let at
Horses and Mules Bought and
F. G. Ogden, Propt'r.
Dressed Lumber for Sale.
Lumber Surfaced to order.
SASH, DOORS, BLINDS ano al
Styls S 'Moulding.
Turning1 of all Descriptions, Newell
rosts, ffalustrades, Scroll suavi njf.
CONTRACTING AND BUILDING.
AVork and Estimates from a dis-
ancc will receive prompt attention
Assay er, Mi n i n g Engineer,
HAIL 110 AD AYE.,
Opposite Browne & Manzanares'
EAST LAS VEGAS, NEW MEXICO
Assays of Ores Made with Accuracy and
Dispatch. Brompt Attention will be
Paid to Orders Sent from the Various
Mining Camps of the Territory.
Examining and Ueporting on Minea and
Mining Claims a Specialty.
All Assays Considered Confidential
Iihs ttibli si ime 11 1
Located on the- at root in rear of National
Hotel. No. 1", where ho is prepared to
do all kinds of work iu his line promptly
and in a workmanlike manner at reason
A. 0. BOBBINS,
O II Sí 1NSWA
UNDKlí i A KING ÜJíDKliS PROMPT
LY ATTENDED TO.
Xcir fhc Jlrithjc, Went Las Vegas.
LAS VEGAS AND VINITA
MAIL MID EI LINE.
UUNMNU DAJf.Y i'KOM TOUT I!ASC(31 TO
I'assciicvs anil Express mutter leaving Las
V'e;;!is on TucH'la.v mornintf will lie forwanletl
on weekly luirklmanl tlirouli to uny point in
the 'in llaiKilu of Texas. (Jlianfes reaaonalile.
!. li. Atr.STlV. Propiiutor.
Smith V Harrison, Propers.
.South aide of the. Plaza, .... Lai Vegat, N. M.
This Iloiiae has been Newly Ilcfitted
MENDENHALL & OO
Livery 5 Feed, ami Sale
Dealers iu Horses and Mules, also Fine Buggiea and Carriages for Sale
Rigs for the Hot Springs aud other Points of Interest. The Finest Livery
ER FRIEDMAN & BRO.,
WOOL, HIDES, PELTS AND FURS,
OABBIAGBS & BUGQIBS,
Las Vegas, Jmcw Mexico .
Have a large and complete stock of all classes of Merchandise which they sell
at bottom prices for cash.
Stoves and Stove G-oods
The Elastic Joint Iron Roofing alwayss on hand
BUY AMERICAN BARB WIRE.
GO TO THE
CENTRAL DRUG STÜRE1
For Fresh Drugs, Chemicals, Faint Oils, FaUui
Medicines, Brushes, Combs, Fine Soaps, Per f urn
eries, Toilet Articles of every description, Whole
sale and Retail. " v
Physicians' Prescriptions a SpecialíyI"
Central Drug Store, fiain st. between East and West
Las Vegas, New Mexico.
lace Criswold, & Co., PrqpVi
FRANCISCO BACA T SANDOVAL,
and Keiurmshed and Aflorda ttia liest
the Traveling Public.
Wholesale ami Itetail Dealer li
Sole Asent In New Mexico for
SOCORRO, N. M. LA$;VEA8?i.M
ALBUQL'KKQBK, K. M.
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