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Irs Vegas Daily Gazette.
illliIíA. DEC. 9, 1880 THE BLACK RANGE. Head Vaters of the Cuchillo Negro River Rich with the Precious Metal. Ojo (Jamkntk, Nov. 30. i:lirv (.:í.l:i. ; Having jut n turned from a trip to the north end of the Mimbres Moun tains (Black Range,) and finding a chance i send out mail via a govern nient carrier, toa Post O flic, I have decided to tell jour renders what 1 have Keen in that .vicinity. This, as you well know, Í9 a new limp, i lie first discoveries having been made in the latter part of Au gust last by a trio of that class of men that have laid the corner stones of the great slates and territories tu the Pacific coast and also along the Rocky Mountain 15elt. Pcr.nit your self to wander in imagination to this vicinity, t the time specified, and he hold that trio, with a trusty rifle in one hand and their prospecting pick in the other, a large tix-shooter in their hip pocket and around their Waist not less than ten pounds of am munition; climbing s(ealthil) over the various foot hills and ravines, not daring to discharge a gun at any of the deer and autclope that abound there, and who on leaving their camp in the morning would carry oh" and conceal their ammunition, and on re turning in the evening would stealth ily approach and scrutinize the cam) before entering the same, to make ure that there was no lurking savage around, and jou will see the country as it was then and for a few weeks subsequent. (Jump lires weie made no lar. cr than was absolutely neces sary to eook the Irugal meal, aud ex tinguished immediately thereafter, while to-day men are seen on almost every ridge or in every canon, while new trails urc met everywhere and the bright camp fires can be seen along the various watei courses, both uight and day. Around each fire can be fouud groups of men discussing .the merits of their many rich finds. Men, inaiiv i f whom have traveled the range from the. British Possessions to the line of Old Mexico and men who, almost lo a man, have seen times when they could have settled down with a snug little fortune, but ieeliug that here wis something better in store for them have kept ou, weariug ont their life, spending their best days exploring and opening up new conn trie's and localities for others to en joy. This is a picture of the scene that met my vision on my recent visit o this new EIDorndo. There are not less t tan one hundred men in the vi cinity of the Cuchillo Negro river, ami as each man is well provided with munitions of war there is little if any attempt at concealment in their ac tions, knowiug that they have nine points of the law, as it were, on their side. One tiling struck me very forcibly on conversing wiih these hardy pio neers, and that was that while farther north on the range, in all new camps, the pioneers come from the cm or from some eastern state or territory here there seemed to be a meeting of the same class of men with an element of a similar class coming in from the west ; men who iu bygone years had crossed the range iu Montana or Col orado and who have been swinging around the circle, and who, for the first time since tht days of Montana's greatness, cross? back on to the At lantic slope and are met in friendship by their fraternal brothers who have been doing the eastern side of the " Rockies." It was amusing and pathetic to witness the meeting ofmeu who had not met for ten years, then at school, r perhaps, had skinned mules across the (.treat Americau desert, now blooming Kan.-ai and Nebraska, or men who had returned to their homes at the close of the rebellion, only t find them changed and dull, end win after reading Horace Creels 's advice had gone west to grow up with the country, and were now meeting fo, the li -I time after years of toil ni.d hardship. Had there been any places nf ahuiseinen' or refreshment in th.v vicinity on November 25ih 1880, it would Iimvc been to many, a day o Th: n;si.:ng long to be cherished in their memory. The ore tJinwn bv the various discoveries aud assays made from some ol the same is all that the most sanguine could wish, In fact sonn few camps even made the showiug of high grade on the surface and gave n high a grade average assay as, that. The mines nre numerous, large and are in one of the best formations in which ore is known to exist, the same being limestone, traehile, granite,,ior phory and porphyilic granite, most of the veins being in ft contact form. The main stream of the Cuchll'o Ni-k, gro river, carries water on the sur face all tkc time whilu the many folk-. ' of the same has water in them, but it ' sinks in the saud and gravel before reaching the main stream. Rich dis coveries' arc made iu almost every di rection. Inside of a distance of ten miles from the Ik ad ot the main stream, I was shown one iu which true silver, horn silver, chloride, bro mide sulphate, galena, lead carbonates free gold ami gray copper could be seen wiih the naked eye; also one as say certificate showing $1800 i ver, and $93 gold; and one other giving 708 ounces silver and one 257 oun cs and many giving a lesser result. All these arc from the extreme surface as there has not been sufficient time elapsetl since the discovery of the camp to do any developing work. Preparations are being made howev er, to do large devc oping work on many mines during the present win ter. The matter ot wood, aud grass for stock i almost beyond the powers ot imagination. I will write you again more fully as lo further development. Ii. W. Uamabler. White Oaks Notes. White Oaks, Dec. G. Your informant who gave you the news iu reference to an alleged en counter between Sheriff Kimball and desperadoes at Coyote Springs was in error. No siu-h affair has taken place, and furthermore Sheriff Kimball has not been within ten miles of this flourishing camp for over a mouth. Two young men who were impris oned here for larceny, and are sup posed to be accomplices of Cook, the horse thief, broke jail last Friday night while the jailer was mailing a letter. The deputy sheriff aud posse re turned to White Oaks on Friday after an unsuccessful rai 1 on tht despera does. Town lots are going up. The rise is caused partly by the carbonates, which, according to assays made iu Chicago, Virginia City, Nevada, aud Kansas City show large returns The last assay made in Chicago gives 340 ounces silver in a ten f oi hole. Sl'il mother reason given is the expecta tion of a grand rush for this place in the spring and the prospect of rail communication wit'1 the east. Three stages came in to-day loaded down with passengers and baggage and two more are expected lo-inor-row. People are very much displeased with the way iu whieh.the mails a'e managed. It does not arrive daily ac cording to contract. Sometimes pa pers sent regularly from Las Vegas are not received for a week or ten days after the day of sending The nail sent from here on the 3d came hack to-day for some reason un known to our citizens. The priming establishment arrived last Thursdav and the paper will make its appearance in a few days. Burke & Co are putting up a good sized hotel and will soon be ready to accommodate all new arrivals. The mines are doing well and new ones are being discovered every day. It is repotted that Jack inters ha- sold his interest iu the Ilomestake" mine for $lñ0,000 lo eastern parlies. People ceming here can get good hoard at six ami seven dollars per week, but lodging houses are sere-. The snow has all melted iu this vi cinity and prospecting is progre-si vigorously "Mas poco tiempo." Aimc. f.ETTKU LIST. 'llic following is the list of letters remaining in tliu i.ns Vojtas l'ostollli-e uikmUiM for lor ti'e week finding Decembers, 1S-0 : Aldo uta, Perfecta Mulav, Hugh ifai uncu, r rnnascu u.i Mm. slid I, eo. lienton , M . C. Ilmike, ( lifts. A . '.' Itreiii Then. Cuinvell, Urns. W. Chavez Martin 0 ix. E. G. i Davi'isoii, Geo li Drewcr, .lam.is Dickflon, sí. K. 1 onjilierty, .leiiulc Kiquebel, (jliau Everts, Geo. KrunciH, Robert 4 (oiHiich . I. C. Gill hi, K.J í I i-I o ii . J J. Mawarth, E.B, ' llRuar, A. J MUKll-. lili II. I yoke, F. D. iniilieit John lo kin. Mrs Alice himo , W II, ilinmm. Wm. Lewi , J. V. LehiniK, C J. .eivili, it. A. orinff J . K. . .ii lit, W. II. ucent, A. J. M. tf Culliim. W. II. My era, C. T. M ilo. Ki'iiso'i iIbhiiii, Mi l .Saliuy Muniliv, II J. Me.hu, Jennie. Moori!, O E. Minpliey, Michael Mn Inch i'l, JoRKll Mo eo, Mis.' Funny McGnne- v, Flunk" M. Neil, J. II. (Hero, F. J. I'enstey, W. II. Kticit, Geo. iiainioez, Apo'nnlu liivera. Mm. F. Kohs, Will liviicli. I.anra I UdK'i'S. Miss Anulo lCoacli. Janus Uutii t enliniiml, lÍMinei'n, Nazario lítenles, Henry " Sin ill). . Iius. sygi'i-i'in, Mrs Cora Semi, Ygmu i1" Sullivan, J .linos Ni tier, Al. Smith, Ij. C. Snyiler. J . K. Soil ll,.Iobil Welch, John A 3 Wilson. Julia WIlllaiiiH. Wilson Wilcox, lv W. Wlr-, . E. Wing, G E. J. X. I VHLONO, I'. M . HOTEL ARRIVALS. St. Nicholas Hotel. Ilemy llencke, St L nlj. Grand View. John L. MitlhewB, Wm. M. Fleming, Jor uadoilel Muertos D. Fitzwlllinins, TojicUn. National Hotel. TIioh. W. Stoneroml, Cubra 8viiik. X. M.) V. M . Conkliu. Socorro; II. D. Elliott, Jojk onvillu, 111.; Frank II. lluslam, Santa Fn I. V. Me tillen, Colorado Siulnjrs, Coi.i W) I'. Lackey, wife and ion, líeil Iiiver Sprl f Unlit. L. M. lifisfl. La Cinlni V . Sti-mma. Mo- j.ouii nhn, Mora. , A Terrible Ride. , Pueblo a lew mouths ago with Chief: When the cars broke away while Engineer IJobin-on's lone, left es coining over Raton Hill on Monday tcrday for S in Marcial where he will night, there was one brakeinaii on a take charge of a surveying parly on coal car who endeavored with all his the proposed El Paso line. Although might and main to check the fly ug Mr. Baker had becu '.ere but a short section. But he fouud his efforts as time, he leaves many friends behind nothing compared lo gravity ami as u Vegas who wi-h hi m all success. the cars thundered down the Moun tain side at the rate of seventy-live miles an hour, his only thought was how to save himself from the fright ful death that stared him in the face. lie dare, t not take Ins hie in ins own hand and jump, for that would have been but. madness and sheer suicide. But he clung to the side of Ihe car for de.fr life, and found that it was all he could do to keep himself from be ing blown or just led oft". The cars leaped the track but, he still held bi grasp and was soon laud ed on the top of the debris. All aroiuid him was sad h.i voe,r,ii!s being piled up as regularly as i hough by human agency, while the cir were chopped in'o a thoii- ind pieces, and car v. heels and axles lo .. ken iaiosni.nl fraincuts. Siraime to sav, the leal- torm of the car on which he had been whizzing through the air was the only one that was not splintered up, and although the wheel and axles were completely shattered, the side of the car to which he wsis the san e as uliied, was not iu the least injured, al though the otner was broken up uno kindling wood. It is almost incredi ble to believe than he was not inane- led to a jelly, but ca me out of the af fair without a scratch, although badly frightened. One railway man ol thirteen years experience, and who has seen some horrible wrecks, de clares that he never saw such a sight, and he, iu common with all his asso chites, regards t e brakcmiu's escape as the most miraculous he ever heard of. The Presbyterian Society, The members of the Presbyterian church and i ougrcgation held a meet ing Tuesday evening' to take the nec essary steps towards incorporating the society, under the. laws of the ter ritory, and under the name of the "First Presbyterian Church of Las Vegns." The incorporators are: J. C. Eastman, U. B. Borden, John Rob ertson, A. C. Sloan, C. llollingsworth Lute W. Wilcox, Mary P. Eastman aud D. P. Shield. The meeting unan imously voted to accept the deeds of two lots on Lincoln avenue, donated by Nlr. (Je -rgo DinUel on condition that a church edifice be erected there on to cost not less than $3,000. Messrs John Uoberisoii, 13. B. Bor den aud L. P. Shield were clio.en :i board of directors to conduct the at- fa r of thesocietv. These venilemen al a subsequent meeting, elected Prof Uobert-oii, chairman and Mr. Shield, secretary. Pursuant to a vote of the society, the trustees will ininiediatelv eaue plans for the proposed church build ing to be prepared and will ."olicii subscriptions lor a building tunc. Incorporation. Santa Fe now agitates incorpora tion and the movement to invest the ancient town with the (tiirini v of a lejiitllv orgi.nized cilv is certain ol succeeding as we are inlormed by well-posted citizens. Let Las Vegas copy fair the example id' the capital and incorporate at once. The citi zens' meeting at Baca Hall to-morrow night should be attended by all pat riotic citizens whether or no' they i are in Savor of incorporation. I he question should be settled a' once, and the best M ay to decide it is by discussing the que-tioii finally and fully. ,v'e lake great pride in the en ergy and enterprise of our citizens, but it is not enterprise to I m any scheme lor the development of the town fall ll.it. ll'jlie buines men and properly owners are opposed to incorporation let them come out and say so, aud give their reasons for so th:nkine Incorporation ftitetinj. The incorporation meeting will he held nt tlic court hou-e in place ol Ihi'-u Hal! Fridav n i ; It i ,-is first adver- list (I, owing to the high hall. Lev there be a full renl of the al tendance. Freight conductor Tom Wampler is meeting with bail link in having! inUluips befad his .train, aud equally good luck iu escaping all danger. Within the period of twenty-four hour he was in i bree smash-ups. The first, just at the mouth of Raton Hill, has already been alluded lo, and the second look phec on this side of the mountain, about a mile the other side ol'l?ilaoi I'ilv nil Tnnbitnv nv-ioinir The colliding broke while I hey were coming down the steep grade and five ears, loaded with mat erial were stove up. Litter in the evening an other accident occurred in ihe yard at Raton, but was not of a very serious uaturc. ! W. II.Baker.wiio came here from I -Mr. and Mrs. Lackey and son, Royal, of lie ' River come in from Ft. Uu.oii yesterday and will remain in town to-day. The son Roj al will re mai.i here during the winter and attend the acad mv. Dr.' Sl ick ncy, a physician and sur geon ot Boston who has'beeu spend ing several week "üi Las Vegas left vcterdav fo I) liver. DR. DsCRAW Will Rema n Until the 24th? Dr. De (jraw having determined to leave Las Vegas advertised loreniiin two veek-only from November 21th, j bin finding it impossible to wind up his business in so short a time h"s fixed his departure for Hie 21: h of December. i (jiriiiitl Sain Of drv go il, boots, shoes hat-, caps, prims of all kind-, on t In plaza, I'rnlay ami Í5H u nlay, wee. lUili anil Hi It . A whole store oinflt ot goods will bt Sold. F.J. W KBF.lt, A uei i oncer. St The increase in patron age bestow ed upon our house the past few moni lis neees sitat, ed ml dition.il store room and a large increase of our stock of goods. Our arrangements have been made wi h careful regard to the wants of our cus tomers, and facilities for inspec tion d goods, which we offer at REMARKABLY LOW FIGURES. We bañil!" e '! but standard brands i r t goods. The choice- , . . :iip!es, pota toes and c i v iiitig kept in a lirsi-cl;!.- g; ucery st"re. Courteous attent.on ex tended to all visitors and goods open to inspection with out any regard to purchase. Come and sec Bell, Craig & Co., The plaza grocers. L. Ij, Ilowisou of the Model Store, cast side, has a full assortment of boots and shoes which he sells at the lowest cash figures. 83tf For all kinds of woolen goods go to I. Stern. There are no belter boots or shoes made than the Selz hand made, for which I. Stern has the exclusive sale. Go and see T. liuteiiOcck's new siock of gold and silver filigree jewel- rv iitnl plated silverware aud select a Christmas present. Brick for sale iu large or ship 11 quantities, at Lockiiakt & Co's. The boss Tom and Jerry at 11. 15 U A Mll'S. lw. a I All the hot drinks of t he season II, Bkamm's High ball at II. Bkamm's. We have in Mock the lartresf and most select stock of cloaks, dodiiinip, circula-;-, ulsters and suits lo be found in this market of which iho l idies id' Liis Vegas will plea-e lake notice. J. RoSKNWAT.I) & CO. Fresh ()v-K is. Freh Ov-ters. at mW ' CliAAK & Co'.S- Ladie.-' and ehildren's loL'insat J Ii SKXlVAI.ll & Co. j,s Ladies' lur f-els iaiely arrived al J. UoSKNWA LI) & ( 'O. Ladies it v at Merit o ho" ol I he best fjmil- J. IIOSK.NW A I.D it Co. . Gents' fnic.v underwear, ad wool J. h'"Si N W A 1,1) & tjo." The Clirisl mas liex' week. oods will be in by C. F U ksciik. g u S' en i hosu lovt'lv icior- Have v ia skirls for sal at C. E. Wkpciie's Artificia I flowers of all grades nt the slore of C. E. Wiscl.es. Go to C. K, Wiscl.i's and try a keg of those dclHons pickles. Those velveteens at Wescbc's stand unequalled. Theodore I'ulenbeck has received a fine stock of gold and silver filigree jewclrv and also a nice lot of silver j plated ware for flip holidays. tf I Go to M. Ileise, on the south side of the plaza for fiue wines, liquors and gars. 253-tf Stoves, till you can't rest, at Tin no v CaslleV. A car l ni ol mi kinds of stoves 1 just mtived by Itupe & Catle. t-6 JAFFA BKTra -STOCK EW WINTER GOODS! Sü Shoes of U2 "E NOW IIAVK Our Stores filled of all kinds t' e Winter Trade aud invite the peo ple of i as Vegas and vicinity to ex amine our stock before purchasing elsewhere. We have a large stock of everything appertaining to General Merchandise. As the varieties are too numerous to meniion,we"prefcr showing our customers our stock in the-tore rather than in the newsjiaper: No trouble to show goods. (Jail and see us. JAFFA BROS, East aud West Las V, gas. O o 5 Sil s lina for M NATIONAL HOTEL Gartrell & Harrison, Proprietors, So xi tlx 3ido of rlV5Ki, This Ilouse hag been newly refitted and rofmjiUliad and affords tliebest accoiunio- Jutiuns for the traveling public. Cottages to Rent. 51 Two new cottages to rent atjhH Hot Springs. Apply to the New York Clothing Store," East Las Ve gas. SH-tf. Indian Pottery. The largest stock, in the United States, of Indian potteiy, both anci ent and modern, ai M. A. Gold's In dian department, Santa Fe, N. M.41-tf I,otFr Kale. Parties desirirfg locations on which to build houses tor busiuess purposes or residences, would do well to call on the undersigued, who will sell lots at reasonable rates. All said lots are dtuated on the cast side of the rail way opposite the depot. For terms etc., itpply to M. Salazar. Office north-cast corner of the pluza. 246- tf. I 'would rcspecllullv call the atten tion of all persons going to and from the While Oak mines, and the pub lic in general to the fact thaI have removed our store from Tecolote to Autor Chico, where I keep a corn- olete assortment of general merchan- disc; and make a specialty of miners supplies, jirovisions eet, Anton Cin co is on the direct route to the mines and I sell goods at the lowest rates. David Wintkrnitz, Anton Chico, N. M Lockhnrt & Co. have received a large slock ot oils and paints; also "lloldens enamei .aini"whieh is wa ter proof and ready for use, is con stantly kept y them. 5U-tf. Clean towels and sharp razors at Judd's Barber Shop, Exchange Hotel. tf. Two good carpenters wanted im nicdiali'lx ity FltAMK O on en . 41-tf Another car load of flour, the best in town, reeeiv d by J. (KA FF & Co. Somethinor new I new I new! Self-rai-'ng Biickwheiii fl o r it n83 l -T. G it a A F & Co's. A lull assoi-i men of llonieopathii remedies constantly kepi on hand al the Central Drug Store. 31.1-1 f. The little daiy excursion ha at the New York Clothing House. Ev erybody Wear t belli. tf. Slern's store shows the finest play of carpets in the city. dis- Ccoth'.ng! Clothing ! ! 4'lotliinff ! ! ! My second new stock of fine men's and bovs' nobby suits, over coats and ulsters just unpa -ked. Isidor Stkrn. Fifiy per cent 6aved by buying Cre tonne, Torchon and Languedoc lace, fine embroideries and ladies' silk ties of Isidor Stem. Sw Goods t Sew Goods J ! For staple aud fancy groceries, good, lresh, and of the best quality go to Isidor Stern's. For blanket come to I. Stern. A he ivy stock of fine wines, liq uors aud cigars at M. ilei&e's lor the winter trade, tf, ERS' OK - the Best Makes of Good for O CD T3 P 3 o 3 i- (A c en and Boys. Tjtxm Vega, ONT. JSL. 77B,ttaM itiíl! Blv a nf fa l cim n not, K.I. Jr.- A .11. . t i a "" 'v' ladies and children received yester day at Isidor tern's. O. Ij. Houghton has a regular ar senal of fire-arms, the largest stock in all the west. It ia not ouly for a re tail, but. for a who!3sale trade that he is prepared. His advantages for buy ing enables hirn to sell this class of goods as low as they can be got any where. To R. It. Employees. Thanking you for.the so. very liber al patronage bestowed upon me iu the past and assuring you that I will do all in my power to merit the same also in the future, I would herewith call your attention to iny new stock of clothing, gent's furnishing goods, boots and shoes, which is now com plete. Please give nica call and save money by buving of Isidor Stern.. Go to Judd's Barber Shop aud get. scraped, Exchange Hotel. tf.. Pickets for sale at Lockhart Sc Co' planing mill. 2SMf. "We nre prepared to furuisk all kinds of building materials for eon tractors. Lockhart & Co. 21-tf. Wines and liquors of the best qual ity, and ot the best brand at whole sale or retail at M. Ileise's, south side of the plaza. Las Vegas, N. M. 353-tf Holhrook's tobacco is the best. Call and see Old Walker, Zion's Hill, for good whiskey and cigars. Fine candies a specialty. ulOOtf. . Fine Boots. J. W. Hanson &0o., hereby inform Ihe public, that they are now' prepar ed to do all kinds of work iu their line. Fine work a speci lty. Shop "U northwest corner of plaza. 16-4m One hundred of ihe latest styles of holies and children cloaks, dolmans circulars, received at 93tf Chas. Ilfeld's. Fur flannels, come to I. Stern. For ladies' cloths and waterproof come lo Isidor Stem. tHI Holiday Gift. I woul I respectfully auuounce lo the public that I havcjiiM received a splendid- assort meni of books nud líible suitable for Holiday presents, which 1 will have for sale the preseut week. I invite your patronage. - H. Newbf.rky, S. S. A. n. P.S. 1-w. ' Go to( E. WcHche' store for the Pride of Kansas flour. It takes the lead, I'briatmns Gift My now stock came iu and will be ready lor inspection in a few days. Isidor Stern. For ladies' woolen underwear come to Isidor Storn. r Goods retailed at wholsalo prices at Isidor Stern's. Buckwheat Flour at n9tf J, CBAy f