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VEGA GAZETTE, "VOL. Vi. LAB VEGAS, IN". M., THUR3D1Y, DECEMBER 30, 1880. ISTO. 143. uAS f l MARWEDE, IHLOER & CO. Dealers In 1IAEDWAEE Woodenware, STOVES i TINWARE ANO llMseFiiriiishin2 Good Roscuwiil l's Block, on Plaz I. S VEGAS ( NEW MEXICO. BO C CI X3 ENTaIj I ILLIARD HALL Finest in the Citv of Las Vegas. THE MONARCH First-class bar where gentlemen wil find the tiuesl liquors, wines and ci gars ni the lerntorv; also m coniici tion is a lunch counter. Drop in and aee us. Open Day and Night. LOCKE & LOCEWOOD, Proprietors. r. c. Mcdonald Wholesale and Retail Dealer In LIQUORS & CIGARS So.e Agent in New Mexico for CELEBRATED Saint Louis Bottled Beer EASt AND WEST ' LAS VEGAS, - - . NEW MEXICO J O. WILKINSON, DELMONICO OYSTER HOUSE. Deal "i-in Cigars, Tobacco. Confectionery nnd the Finest Fruits in the market. Centre Street, East Las Venas. LAS VEGAS, - - - NEW MEXICO AST SIDE WATER WAGON Will deliver water promptly ut any placo in the Old Town. Apply to O'KLEKE WELCH BILLY'S" fa , IX VOLD'S RLitCK, Northwest corner ot the 'laza, Las Vegas. i ii mom eiegani y appointed in ihe Son het Tilt Hues' liquors in the cunmry. .mxeu unu.s a Bpeciaity . Upen day UIIM II lII . BIBLES! BIBLES! BIBLES Of everv Kind and style nt Kev D. W. Cal fee's. English and Spanish, or In any oth.i language, lor -uecneapor given away. M. MATTHIESON, District Superintendent R. 11. S. lor New Muiro Slid Ariz. ma Special Master's Sale. District. C oirl, County 01 Colfax. In Chancery. Andres Dold vs. Kcirlna Dold and other Notice is hereby (il von that In pursuance of a decree enti re , in tlie above entitled cause in mu: fui'i iNiii ii i 1,111111, Hiiiinir ilion anil 1 r ine i 0111. tv 01 1.0 lax lrltorv ol New Mexico, at the August, te in, A. I) I8.S0 being the s xth day of s ni term, I, Mulvin W. Mills, ti e oiiuciui aiuBifi upiioiuittii uYBuin decree, will, on IIILIISIUV, OiCEMUEIl .Wh, A. P.,1S8(I nt the hour of one o'clock in the uftrnnnn of said day, In front of t"e door of the Court jionsc, in me mu 11 or Cimarron, In the Countv of Co fax ai d Te.ritorv of New Mexico, offer for sale mid sell nt (inl llc 11 ction to the high est lit.. dcr, for cash, al of the property here n mentioned, to win The i.ndivld.-d oi,e-sixh inferes' 11 ml part in and to the Az ec Mine, tdtunteon the ea. tern slope ofBaldv 111. hi t .In. in the Countv of Colfax afore. aid, consist ng of .ni niw. nun 1 ii-ei in miigin wnn an tne nips, spurs, imiresand varciti .ns thereof) lora hi", ter description thereof, rel'eience being had to the hill orcomnialnton fllcin theah ve entitled cause, in the Clerk's oillce 01 the ald Di-t let Court, which said nndivulel one-sixth wa owned and possesed in his lifetime by John Dold, deceased and Is now owned and posses -ed by his brother and slsiers, the plalteiff. An dres Dold, and cleleiidinits, Regin De'd and Mact'ialena Did I, toitether with all the rich', title, and interest in and to the same which was of the said John Dold In his lifetime, or of the mid plul tiff or defendants, or each of them since his decease.-Said salo to be made under said decree for tho purpose or satisfying mid paying to the said Andrea Hold the sufn of five thousand, t ree hundred andalxtT-nlne dollars ilue him by s dd J ihn Do'.d in his lifetime as idso the sum of slueen dollars and eighty cents costs, with six per cenl Interest on the said amounts from the nfth day -i March, A. I). "" ""in 1 Bin, asppivinea ny stint decree, iso the costs of said nit. a-ri of sale MEI.VIN W. MILLS, )niulm Mlalnrln rim,....u as District Conrt, Couuty of Coltux, Terriiery cf rr"-: l A War of Races Barely Averted by the Determined Men of Socorro. Wlio Form a Committee of Safety and Hold the Town by Force. An Attack Made on the Baca House and One Murderer Captured- He is Killed After Shooting One of His Guards. Story of the Exciting Times. From the reports that reached Vegas early i I lit; day on Tuesday it was thought that a fn-rce war of races was imminent in Socorro. Therefore a representative of the ííazette t.ook passoge on the south bound train for t he scene of action. On the train were quite a number of tcentlemen hound for San Marcial and points below, well armed and aching to take a hand in any contest where the Americans needed assistance. All along the route the st of despatches tint had been floating along the wires was rehearsed and became for the time the topic of conversation. The wildest sort of rumors were in this way set afloat, and only erved to make the syn. pal hy for the people of Socorro all ihe greater Whm the train arrived in Albuquerque, there was a crowd on the platform and they were very much excited. Gov. Si over and Judge Parks were awaiting the arrival of the train to go on to Socor ro, but the Judge, who had just heard ihe lasi report, that five Mexicans had been lynched, was quite undecided w hat 10 do. " I guess they don't need my services unless it be for coroner," he said, but bavin- been telegraphed for, finally decided to go on. When Ihe train came into Socorro, about 10 o'clock Wednesday morning, wo learned ihat although the penple had seen ciitical times it was yet 011 lidently expected that all difficulties had beeu tided over. But the town was under the .ontrol of a commit lee of safety. Stepping over to the of fice of Messrs. Browne & Manzanares, followed by geveral meu armed with Winchesters, we were soon in posses sion of the facts in the case, and learn- ect tne exact, status ot altairs through 1.1 the kindness of Mr. O'Neill, a part ner oí Judge Blanchard of this citv. From all accounts Socorro hd been horribly maligned, bv the acts of vi- lence credited to the American por turn ot the population. Our first luty was to undo what a foolish, rat le-neaiteii telegraph operator had done, by appraising the people ol Vegas with the true condition of at lairs, (joins to the leleornnli ,,ffi.n we begged, pleaded and sought by a templing bail to allure some one to end our despatches to the Gazette. Hut Ihe "brave" telegragh operator i.ad ehol ofl when he was released from duty, and no other man could it! found to work the Western Union. wire. Nothing to do then, but to wait till morning. At hrt we expected that we would have quite a goodly com pany to accompany us to the plaza, where "'0 could find lodging. But ihe stories of the patrolmen ihat we might be laid low by .L'xieam in ambush, and the diflit-ul lies of pass ing the guard, deterred all but three. Pwo of ihe guards on horseback of- red In conduct us over, and in com auy with two other slraners we darted for the Park House, headquar ters of the committee of safelv. Ii was a lonely waft, little being said; ihe stiltness was oppressive. Several mes we heard the cry of "halt!" and all came to a standstill and after ihe formalities" who o-oes there?" Friends" ; "Advance and rjVo the Miuutersign" were gone Ihrontrh with we were suffered to go on our way again, finally drawing up for a hait nt the entrance to tho Park House. Af ter some parleying we were conduct ed t the office, which for the tin e being was serving as fho commander' office. On either side fireplace were two guards, in heaos I trying to i warm after their cold vig Is. Meu were lying ou the table, counter, and on the floor, all witli Winchesters within eiiRV reach. Sit - ting there for n half-hour or more, a tramp was heard outside and the of fice began filling up with men, who stood elbow to elbo . All were wel armed anda determined look'ug body of men : and niter roll-call imiuy of ihe guns were placed in the improvis ed armory. A general conversation followed. and on-' hy one the men departed to pul in a little installment of ulccp 011 the amount that thev had lost. Meet ing Col. E. W. Eaton, we held a Ion interview whli nim and -eve nil of tin m-inb rsof 1 he committee of oaf-i v Col. Eiron, who is an old residjnt, atid is spoken of as " as brave a uiau as the dsy is long," came to Socorro on Sunday 1.: . .r at 1 1 mi Hum ma uuuus 111 uic iuaguaicnas. J. Hen for the first time he learned of the cold blooded murder of Mr. A. M. Coiiklin editor of the Socorro Sun. The funer al had been held that afternoon and the people were the more and more deter mined that the murderers should be brought to justice. The Colonel was very outspoken in his denunciation of the deed and said that it was time some thing should bo done to show everybody that they were determined to have peace and good order or thev would fight for it. That very evening a number of men met together and made a temporary organization for a committee of safety. On Monday, men were busily engaged in securing signatures to a paper the tenor of which was that they pledged their best efforts and t-ieir lives if need be, to the avenging of the foul deed and for the preservation of good order. Forty three signatuies were secured to the pa per and many others promised their as sistance. A permanent organization was effected in the evening with Col. Eaton as president of the committee of safety, and the conduct of affairs given to an executive committee of six. At this meeting it was ordered that all men should meet at the Park House corral at 2 o'clock the next morning. In the afternoon Col. Eaton and sev eral of the citizens went to Sheriff Gar cia and demanded that he serve warrants on the three Baca boys for murder. It was plainly seen that he was disposed to shirk his duty, and he crawled out of it by saying that he must have the warrants in Spanish. The party soon had the warrants translated and tPent to Gardas store to renew tluir demand. The sher iff saw them coining and slammed his store door in the fac of, the party, and repeated this when they went to his house. They then knew that there was no chance with such a crowd, and resolved to strike for hostages. The party at the rendezvous starting oit in the morning, divided into two detach ments and set out for the little village of Cuba, one and one-half miles below Socor co, where the father of the Baca boys re sided. On their way they called at the house of Sheriff Garcia and demanded that he accompany them. lie refused to open the door, whereupon they kicked it in and took him along, as also his deputy, Felipe Baca, who is his son-in-law and a cousin of the murderers. When about half way to Cuba some of theadvauce guard seeing the others ad vancing mistook thom for some of th; en my. Secreting themselves behind a low adobe wall they gave them a volley and the shots were returned, some fifteen or twenty shots being fired. Fortunate ly not a man was injured although the par ty contained some excellent shots. The explanation of the affair is that many of the party were miners and knew but little of the surrounding country and got com pletely turned around and thought the party was coming up in the opposite di rection from their friands. It was about half past 2 o'clock when the party arrived fn front of the Baca boys' house in Cuba. It was a low 'dobe house, and sentiríais were posted on the house top, challenging tho party as it came up. Col. Eaton advanced to the front with Sheriff Garcia . and Deputy Baca in front of him formincr a l,lwna- going wi'hin 150 feet of (he house. He then called ou them to surrender and compelled the sheriff to tell the men tu 'he house what they might ex pect if they did not burrendcr and what wou'.d follow if a sinirlo shot was tired. At fiit thev refused to surrcuder, whereupon Col. E'itoti or- dereil a picked crew to advance to the ' ou and under cover of the Atneri- ciius' Winchesters they began work with picks to uudermiue the walls, and, after that had been uccoinplisheu Iheirplati was to put iu i nornious charges of üiant powder and bl w up ihe house. Again ihe sheriff ml vised them to -u. render ami Col. Eaton informed litem thai the powder was already iu position autl called on I hem for I lie lasl time to surreutler. Ibis had the desired effeci, although the truth ol ilie m. it ti r is I hut no pow der had been I'll iu. One b one n."ii began l come out f ioe Ii. Use and soon twelve men and ooys W'-iv under guard. Selecting live ot tins niimber, iliey were placed under he ivy uard and marched of, ' he otln rs being iitlowcil logo. I'lice five, who were given to understand ihat they would he heul as hoMtc. nil the murderers should be producid were placed iu a wine room, and a posse of men set. lo guard ihein while patrols were stationed all over ihe town to be iu roadidoss to give the alarm in case any effort should be made to take them from the commit t"0 of safely. The names oí the men held as hostages are: Sheriff Juan -Maria Baca, deputy sheriff Felipe Baca, Antonio Maria Baca, Dionicio Jaramillo, ex-judge of tho probate court and a prominent merchant; and Eslevau Baca, an uncle of the mur derers. The house had been transformed into a little citadel und an immense number of rounds of ammunition, guns, rifles, muskets and six shooters were found about the premises. The women and children had been sent to Bosquecito, auother little settlement four miles farther to the south, on Monday altcruoou aud other Mex icau families had made similar pro visions for the safety of those unable to defend thems Ives. The doors and windows had been barricaded and sufficient food laid in to stand a long siefe. When the accidental discharge of arras during the skirmish by mistake, ilready alluded to, took place some of those in the house at Ihe lime cut and tin and amoug them the two other Baca boys, who participated in the assasinalion. Atone tune there were full thirty people in the house, but after this stampede U-e dozen or more who surrendered held tho tort. The i wo murderers were seeu ou horse back by some railway men in the neighborhood of the repot a little after two o'clock. They took the road in the direction of tho White, Oaks country, ami the mail carrier who came into Socorro Tuesday, saw fresh tracks of two lusrse.nen, along that route for a considerable dis tance; from iheir appear.-iuce, he jud ged that thev were cud'avoriur to cover the ground in the shortest pos sible time. Early in the morning a large body if Mexicans was massed t i-geti,er and a Mexican boy, who had bemi ca pi u red, wa sent as messenger to in lorm that party Ihat the murderer must be oiven tip b toro l o'elork. A 'mmitlee ol tsight cilli'd -u pitrk II 'Use ami s'aled ilia' I hey w shed to talk over Ihe matter fh -y were in form -d iiv tho i'x it tv.- coiiiiiniiee ol -al'ely t nil ihey would enlerlain any reasonable proposition ili u migli ie nia'de. The firi visit was undo b' i ween 8:80 an I 9-30 o'clock a.id au- llier ai ab mi 2 o'cl ek a id stid aii iher ai 4 c 'clock p. m. Ai tirsi mutters looked very squaily and about noon word wuseni to san Marcial l hlit the comiuiitee f safely needed rciuforcciiwuts. Capt. Harry Hill picked thirty men, well armed and equipped for work aud endeavored lo secure transportation for his men. ailing to ret a special tiaiu they took possession of a locomotive aud steamed up for SoeorYo, arriving there at three o'clock. They placed themselves under direction of the Socor ro committee and agreed to obey orders. At last tho following terms were agreed to: All ot the prisoners to give heavy police bonds to keep the peace; Sheriff Garcia and Deputy Baca to give bonds in $25,00U each for appearance before tho District Court to answer the ch irgo of malfeasance in office ; ex-Judge Jaramillo and Estevan Baca to give bond in 25,000 each to ap pcarbefore the district court for complicity in the murder. Everything was arranged, the prominent Mexican citizens going on the bonds, and they were properly certi fied. They further agreed to do all in their power to produce the unirderers and paid 8250 for the necessary expenses, for ammunition, food for" the prisoners etc. incurred by the committee. When they were about to release the men it was accidentally discovered that there was one of the murderers amonr the five. Although all of the Baca boys were known to the citizens of Socorro still they were not easily identified by their names. In the verdict of the coro ner's jury the name of Mesices Baca was returned as one of the murderers; and the warrant was so made out But it was discovered that Antonio Maria Baca was the man wanted irstead of Mesices. Word was sent to the Mexicau commit tee that this Baca would not bo released on any bail and that if they wanted to to make tho arrangement hold good for the other four, well and good, otherwise the whole thing would be i declared off. There were many remon strances but finally the four were set at liberty and young Baca kept under guard in tho wine room. Judge Parks was sent for to sottle the affair. Considerable rustling was heard inside this jail and the guards were ordered to Miuch tlic lunms itwas mistrusted that efforts had boon made to dig the way out. Dr. Dobbins and Jack Thatcher the guards, started to go in when Baca fired just as Thatcher came inside the door. Baca was shot through the head and in stantly killed.. Thatcher was shot in the left breast, low down, the ball going up wards towards the shoulder. He was im mediately taken to the Park House and the best medical and other attendance given him. It is thought that he may re cover as the shot was from a small revol ver, carrying a No. 22 ball. It is a mys tery how Baca received the revolver ; it may be that it was passed in to him or he had it concealed on his person when he was imprisoned. Thatcher is an old min er about 32 years old, and was employed by George Lail on a grade contract, and about four weeks ago went to work in Col. Mills' tunnel. Ho is a brave fellow and universally liked. Wednesday morning at three o'clock everything was quiet, the only danger be ing apprehended was that the friends of Baca, whose family is very influential, might rise up to avenge his death. But tee story of the shooting was kept quiet that night, the body lying where it fell, an examination merely being made tojsce if he was really dead. Learning this much of the affair and not anticipating further trouble, the Ga zette representative began to think of getting back to Vegas. The train from the south being late, the reporter expres sed his intention of making the depot. Ev eryone tried to dissuade him, and the more cautious of tho party said it might bo that ho would be mistaken for an interested party ami bo slmi al by the Baca party, who were misi rii-ded to be Iv ing in wait. Even at such a critical I tine it SCIlled ri'.lllV irrolesiiiK' ill ihouoli I ht- e.oiin-el was good and oh en in iood laiih, bul it seemed o innc.li irko a ucpetjiPu of Lona loilow'f UxceUior," ihai ha been so liorrilih par.. ded thai wi ly laughed. Wit h our i-ix-shooh r it; hand we sallied through the trale way, bidding mu kind Irientl-gdtid-byi . receiving well wi-los in return ' Wc started out, when Mr C. Ilollnieier stepped font. ofl'Ti.-g lotseori us i o i he depot. We proceeded wi Ii caution with only one Itllle incident happening thai made u a bit scarey. But in din-time the depot was reached mid the ihanks . f the Gazkttk is tendered Mr. II if meier lor hU manly deed. The north bound Santa Fe train was delayed nearly two hours at San Mar cial a waiting 'the arrival ot Compain G , 18th lulaniry, and then came on wil bou! I hem, leaving them lo follow on an extra train. They reached S -corro at f o'clock yeslerdav 'iiornitiv and are now ouarding the Post O Hice, at .he ro(ut?si of the i'ost Master, ano all the railway property. Everything was reported quiet at á late hour Ian night. To I liriilifc on the Itio (rímele. The hridfii built by the "liernalillo llridiii ' pttnv" arrows the Klo Grande opposite tin 'own ot liernalillo is now open for the public trim ! KollowiniriiretliertUegoi toll establish' b the company, viz: People on loot, for each ( .or, IVop'.o on horseback, lor each Mr, Heavy wagons, loaded, for each, l.oi Heavy wagons, not loaded, for each, l.liiht wau'ons loaded. Tor each 7:. I.tphi wxni, not loaded, for cch 5 "'mall Htock per head, es Lai e stock, per head o.'i -mall stock, per head, from 50 to loo head, each o" sin ill slock , from 10!) to 600 head, each,'.'.'.' !" Sin dl stock, from Mil) to I.OoO head, each, k 11111:1 -tock.fr rn 1,000 head upwards WaLOtis, carts, and wood, going and re- .iirninff. with two animals, 20 Tim above, with four anlnmls, 40 J. M. Jr-KItEA, Preaideat.-. Charles Blanchard's NEW ADVERTISEMENT I PROPOSE TO KFEP the Most Complete and Varied Assortment of General Merchandise ever seen under one roof iu Las Vegas. My stock of Gloves & Woolens, Dress Goods BOOTS AND SHOES, HATS, CLOTHING, HOSIERY, UNDERWEAR, NOTIONS Is Fresh, and was selected with great care. Goods "for the Holidays. Goods for the Ladies, Goods for Gentlemen. Goods for Youths And Children, everything a Miner wants. everything a Farmer wants, anything wanted by Freighters, everything wanted by Banchmen, everything wanted by Painters, Building Papers, Mineral Paints, all kinds of Paints and Oils, Window Glass and Looking Glasses, Crockery and Lamps,' Stationery, Wood enware. A heavy stock of Hardware and Nails. Wheelbarrows, Ox Yokes, a complete line of Saddlery and Saddlery Hardware. Walker's Horse-Shoes Stoves and Stove Goods Tinware, Zinc, Copper and Sheet Iron, Pumps. Agent for ireans, mes Leather, Hemp and Rubber Packing. Flour, Hay, Corn, Potatoes. Only the the Best Cold Shring Creamery Butter. Everthing, everything ! at low and uni form prices. Charles Blanchard, On the Plaza. GAZETTE GLEAMXCS. WANTED WAN l'Ki) ) ciirK!iitora to work mi the Palace Hotel, unta Fe, N. M. Apply at Hid building to It D Day, Foreman, Santa Ve, X. M, JnllXB. WOOTEN, 2w Contractor. FOR SALE. I TV It SALE -Dry cows anil ciilvcs. 1 slKeii. Address C. W. l ewis, A Alio Albuquei - que, N . ai. 171 OR SAI . One hundred head of voting . stock cattle for sale. Appiy to M.E. Kully i'ii Alain i-trwt P uding south from the plaza, or at his store at El V uriedoro, San Wifruel county. Í1MI-. r.oi SALE. y Moore Hull, at the J Mot springs. Leave orders at Herbert & co'silrnji store, on the plaza I TIOIl SALE A good sixteen lior.se power steam engine, till in ru ming order and large enoiifili 10 run a Hour mill. Any person 'lei.iringio see It running can do so any day ut my planing mi'l at Lns Vegas. Applv for "mis t JOHV B. W OOTEN. :-tf I -OB 1? set haruiss. Apply to Bell, Craig & Co. IT'Oi; KENT. The Exchange Hotel corral. ' Apply nt I'.ell, Craig ,t Co's. rpO lit.N I . vineyur.l of about U.liOi vines JL in good beai i.ig condition includlngsomo two hunilre 1 fruit trees Also house ro m suf Icient for a f miily. Apply to lleuicio i Pe ca, liernalillo, N. M 1 01 W BACA HALL KOI J KENT. The proprietor wishinir to remove his residence will rent Haca Hall for the coming season, or will sell it or a reasonable price. The Hall is tne best in ihe Territor) and is provided with a stage and com, Ivta scenery Address, AN IONIO. JOSE BACA Las Vegas, N. M. $100 Howard for Tom Demi. The above reward will be paid by the Mora County stock Grower Association of Mora Co. New Mexico, l..r die arrest a.j'i delivery to thi proper authorities at Mora CV.nitv Jail oí TOM DKAV alias li'M CUMMl.NUS, from Armo .ta, I ted Klver, N. SI., for stealing cattle lican when last heard from wits at one r the Nnrr.'W Gnti-e itaii lioad camps ut Ulo Arriba o nnty, New Mexico. A STANDING KKWAItl) OF $50 IS OF FEUED. For the arrest and conviction of any THIEF lio has stolen Stock from any member of the Mora County Stock Growers Association, and $100 REWARD Will be paid for Information which will lead to the conviction of lluvers oí Stolen Stock. STOCkL GKOVVEKh ASSOCIATION, Mora Countv. N . M nanos, i Sewing Mach Notice Books will be open for tf days, at the office of Louis Sulibtchtr, for subscriptions, to the capital atock of the Aqua Pura Company ot Las Vegas. Pursuant lo a 'ntc of Ihe baid ot di rectors, preference will be giren tlm citizens and property owner of Las Vegas, to nl ovf them t subscribe to theextcut of any reasonable moitut. Trinidad Komkko, . Vice President. Lai Vega, N, M., Dec. 27, 1880. \n\n SOCORRO !