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Daily ÍtÁ ZFTTF VOL1 LAS VEGAS, N. M., T'lURSDAY, AUGUST 28. Ib79- NO. 28 i,. f Í r I Las Vegas Daily Gazstto. J. II. HO(JM:it, Editor. A T xn Tree Mosquito forests which overshadow as the traveler advances, the plains and prairies of Texas, are said to pro duce most useful wood lor many "mechanical uses. A writer for the liockport Transcript says tliut the hule, spokes mid felloes of a wagon made of mezquite will enduro a eou t ii ry . The wood neither brinks nor rucks nor t wists, aud is solid as mar bl. .Sawdust produced from the wood makes au excellent dye stiiff, aá well as the strongest tannic acid, while the exudation from the bark is superior, for all hygienic and mechan ical purposes, to gum Arabic. Mosquito forest are not only found on tlie plains of Texas but on the plains of New Mexico ami Arizona as well. This mosquito is a peculiar timber the valuable parts are the roots w hich are very large and run along near the surface of the ground, the tops are small aud brushy and of no value. One in crossing these plains will pass over hundreds of cords of the most valuable timber and yet will see nothing but small stools of brush similar to hazle brush or the small switches which spring up around the stump of a tree. Truly the wealth of New Mexico i nearly all hidden be neath her grassy plains and rugged mountains. The Welch mountains in Penn.,were for a long time infested by a band of robbers Aiio preyed incessantly upon the iiiofien4ve neighborhoods iu the vicinity. This band numbered sonic 30 or 40 men altogether and were led by "Paid Black Donald" a desperate character. They have lived for along series of years by theft and robbery and yet until recently have escaped capture and conviction. Now how ever they have been ferreted out and the loaders are serving terms in the penitentiary varying from two to seven years. Hay Cholera is still playing havoc "with the hog in the upper Mississippi states. The loss to Illinois will this year, amount to about $100,000. One of the prime causes of this distruction is that the hogs have no constitutions left, they have been fed u and bred tip until they arc nothing but bacon, hum and lard to withstand disease. Judge Lynch is not always right. In Warren county, Minn., a year ago, "William Proctor was hung by a mob for the murder of Miss Cadig. The mob tried to get at Joe Hawing and John Proctor, Wilhcrs accomplices, but failed. At the trial of the latter, just concluded, it was found that all three wre entirely innocent. - - . The Poiitical campaign in Califor nia is waxing warm "with the increas ed hot weather. It is a triangular light between the Republicans, Dem ocrats aud New Constitution party. Kearney ami the Sand Lots being the principal ingredients iu this latter party, Gotham is Mashing away in every direction. News is scarce in the east now and the New York papers have fallen hack on the. remains of the late A. T. Stewart for sustenance. They are hunting for the corpse all over Ca nada. Some of the eastern papers are pre dicting an inmenso increase of itniui gralioj during the present year, hard limes in Europe being the moving cause. The St. Louis Times-Journal has b-vn sold to J,h. P. Beck who aim Minera that it will be made if possible more interesting than ever. Thereoplcof California are afraid of yd ow fever. The scare is without ciuse; no lever germ eouid cross the mountains and propigiite its self. Occasional cases of yellow fever are reported among refugees iu all the large cities. The Eddystono lighthousa will be completed in about four years and will co&t out little short of $300.000. The bight of the tower will be' 132 feet and the bight will rise 130 feet above the highest tide. Thirty-Fovr of Las Cruces calls the Pelen, Los Lunas and Albuquer que people to account for wasting the water in the ditches at those points by allowing it to uselessly over flow the lauds instead of bcingcouduc ted back to the river. Owing to the severe drought the water in the lower llio Grande is very low. 1'roin thir ty miles below Las Cruces to El Paso the bed ot the river is dry and there is. not sufficient in the river-at Las Cruces for irrigation. It looks like criminal carlessncss tto allow the wa ter at higher points to thus run to westc. ' The Kansas City Journal says a party of Austrians of rank and Hun garian noblemen aro coming west for a grand hunt. Courage, a steady nerve and prac ticed eye counts a hundred to one against lineage and title among the Buffalo, Grizzlies and mountain lions of this section. As that paper says a person better be a conamon man aud a dead shot than a 'nobleman and be shot dead. A Chicago newspaper has been compiling statistics and shows that a woman has five years to get married in while a man takes twice as long. - There are twice ns many post offices in this country now as there were iu 1-852. They now number forty-one-thousand. Arizona Items. The acting Governor of Arizona is out in a proclamation offering tempt ing rewards for the capture of road agents who arc becoming too numer ous. Prcscott has a dancing school. The distance from Prcscott to Las Vegas is about 575 miles and requires eight days o'f staging The Arizouian in one column says that judge Tucker, is in New York sighing for the cooling breezes of Ar izona, and in the next speaks of 100 in the shade. All the papers are giving encourag ing reports of mining prospects. The statement that 1.200 Indians are absent from the San Carlos agency on papers is denied. The Yutrni Sentinel charges that the school law and probate law have been changed from the form iu which they passed the legislature. The Sentinel does not appear very well pleased with the. idea that freight fur that territory should be brought to Vegas by the A. T. and S. F, and then by teams to its destination. The new agent of the Pimas, Mr. Ludluin, has arrived. The Chinese of Phoenix have a brass band and toot till all t he people corse the same they do at Mclicau man. Territorial 3iu.es. Dona Ana The. Surveyors on tin; Southern Pa cilri:! road are working due East from Mesilla. At La Luz cañón, on the 9th, Gre gorio Torres killed an Indian and two horses. The Indian was in his melon patcji stealing melons and when told to leave drew a pistol. m.i Torres. Torres tired several shots at him with the above result. Another Indian was present and some excitement was created anionglhe tribe. People living in the canon were threatened with at tack and soldiers went down to pro tect thm while they moved their families into the town of La Luz. Thirty Vour. Even the opponents of the Darien canal must ndmit that if has done good in reviving the agitation of the Ñica raguan scheme. That project has been fitfully agitated lor more than thirty yeais past without ell'ect. If the construction of the isthmus waer way leads to the building of theNi cnragiian canal two birds will be kill ed with one stone, and the Tinted States, with the rest of the civilized world, will be a double gainer there by. Theology protests against more lip , flervi.ee. and yet lovers will not take heed. X'etc 1'orJ: Herald. There must be no ''hurrah towns" in New Mexico, and tho good people of Las Vegas owe it to the balance of the Territory 'to 'teach the desperate characters who naturally gravitate into the new settlements along the, line of the railroad that they cannot 'run" things here as they did on the U. P. and K.' P roads, ; Las Yogas, being the first important railroad town, in the Territory, is the proper place for the lesson to begin. Almost every; week the papers from there bring the intelligence of one or more shooting scrapes; and unless the Ve gueríos wake up they are likely soon to have, a state of a ifairs which will seriously damage the fair fame of the Territory! " Prompt and vigorous exe cution of the law will koe, down the rowdy clement; but if this is long neglected, Judge Lynch may be need ed to regulate matters. We know the old citizens of that town too well to think they will long allow themselves to be overawed by a handfull of des peradoes. If the lawjis properly exe cuted it is all-ufficient, for the emer gency; but if uot, the windmill in the plaza of that town is almost sure to bear more fruit before snow falls. Thirty-Four. ll Xotcwhorlhy Features of Our Gold Coinage. The total amount of our gold coin age for the ' fiscal year ending 30th June, 1879. was $40.986,912, ' all of which, except $3,752,572, were in twenty dollar pieces. Further, only $2.721,131 or 6J per cent., were below the denomination of ten dollars; while ftcee dollar pieces were provided to the extent of but $1,412,182, with quarter eagles only to the value of $1, 166,800. That is to say, practically, the mints are merely providing stamp ed bullion fortheexclusivecouvenien oe of the bunks and moneyed corpora tions of .the country not coining gold money for circulation amongthe people: not providing coins for a real resumption of specie payment If any one has any honest doubt upon this point, and is capable of a candid analysis of the subject, we invite his consideration of the fact, that taking the number of gold twenty, dollar pieces coined for the period in quest ion, and they amount to precisely 1, 861.717, while the number of eagles or ten dollar pieces amounted to but 103,141, of five dollar pieces but 144, 213, and of Quarter englcs but 116.680 pieces.' Consequently, any general or regular daily exchange of gold for greenbacks or national bank notes, or the practical payment of gold, except in large transactions, has been made impossible, for, clearly enough, the necessary gold coinage of pieces . un der twenty dollars to make change has not been provided. ' Governor Coke, of Texas, tells the following story : "I never saw such a town as Washington. When I carne to attend the special session of the Senate I purposely went to a quite place, gave orders if anybody called to have their cards sent iiptomv room.and (hat, (lie outside door should always be kept closed, which would compel callers to ring. Well would you believe it, a few nights ago I was silting in my r.iiom, when jn rushed two genileiiieu. un uvtiniced. Said one of them: ''Governor Coke, I be lieve. How do you do. Governor Cok o?" There manner disconcerted me a little, but 1 answered as pleas antly as I could : "Yes mi Governor Coke; but how in the world did you get in my roomy They answered cheerfully: ''Oh! the lower door was open and we just walked right, up." I told them it. would líenseme if they would go down stairs, ring the beil and send up I heir cards in the regular way. They both went down stairs and did as told them, and then I sent them word that I was not in." .4 ftiititer lUttcn by nSiiark. This morning three young men went in bathing at Ocean Park, a short dis tance south of this place, and soon one ofthoni, William Kiliock, aged 18 years, was heard to ervotti lohisoom paiiioii" for holy. They saw a large fish jump half out of the water, anil Kiliock cried: "I am bit; my legs are cut." They landed him on the beach and found' that the whole of the calf of his left leg was lacerated, as though the wounds had been made by niauy large teeth. Kiliock said that when he was floating something snapped at his leg, and the sensation was like the incision of a thousand needles, lie then felt a huge body by his side and when he struck it it let go its hold, lumped partly out oMhe water and dashed away! lie thought that it was a shark, because it had a sort of shovel nose. His wound, though serious, is not dangerous, but. will coniine him indoors for some t i me. lie lives in Philadelphia. N. Y. Sun. "Is it possible, Miss, that you do not know ho names of some of you.' best, friends "r" inquired a gentle'niaii ot a lady. "Certainly." slut replied. "I don't even know what my i.wn will bf r. ear hcuct. ' The, new Yellow Jacket shaft' ha- atfained a vertical depth of nearly 2- 800 feet, which I have no doubt is the deepest shaft on the Continent. It . -i. ....... i:e : 1 .... 41... I Will soon n ruiiiiuiieuj .I'lutu tin; fact whether the water wili continue to grow hotter as depth in the earth is attained below a certain level. It, I is known that Ihe-degree of heat of j water differs at the same depth in dif ferent ' localities, even ' here om the! Comstock, which is in consequence of! the heat producing chemicals being in larger quantities in some places than in' others Manv believe that there is a probability of water being less hot after a certain depth has been at tained, but. 1. can see no reason for such a conclusion. The Yellow Ja cket new shaft-,- 1 xnppose,. will reach a depth of 3000 feet, which will pro ve the temperature of. the water at depth in that locality; yet it may not be a criterion by which to judge of the probable heat of water in the earth in other localities at the same depth. It is said that the heat increases at the rate of one degree for every 60 feet below the surface to the extent of 3 000 feet, when the increased heat de creases to one degree in 100 feet. This problem will soon be solved in these mines, as a depth of 3000 feet will soon be obtained. I think that there can be no general rule for calcu lating the degree of heat below the surface. That is, I think, due to cau ses which vary in different localities. The Utah and Northern llailroad was completed ten miles beyond the depot at Kamas, on the 4th of August and the track has being laid to the ex tent of half a mile daily. So the pros pects are that the road will be in operation as far as Sheep Creek, in Montana, before 8'iow-fall. It is the mining industry of the region iu that quarter which is building the road into the recesses of the iiooky Moun tains, and thus giving a timely, mat erial stimulus here in the East to a hundred industries and interests con nected with railway construction. In turn it is the construction of such a road into the heart of the miueral dis tricts of Idaho and Montana which immediately and immensely stimu lates the developement, hitherto im practicable, of the rich and varied mineral resources of those districts. Aud with this development, will go hand in hand that of the pastoral and agricultural resources of the inn timer able fertile valley oreas which nestle in the mountains alongside the mines that are thus made so cheaply access ible. Thus now fields for profitable industryjind enterprise are sure to be opened in that quarter and populous communities are. sure to grow up there, right speedily; communities whose growth and prosperity will open new markets for the product of innumerable Eastern workshops, as has been wrought already.to an incal culable extent, by the development of the mines of Colorado, Dakota, Utah, aud even faraway Arizona Tlie Shubfoy t'uiltrcl ta. Strange how'-ashamed a man will be of a, shaKiy umbrella one of those slouchy, corpulent attains, with the bleached out covering divorced from a third of the rib-tips, . and a shoe string clasped around its waists in iieu of the long-varnished clastic. How he will hide it as far as possible under his arm, run it up his coat sleeve, tuck it. away beneath the (olds of his coat, keep it between himself and the wall, and when he gets in the ear how careful he is to dispose it in the darkest possible corner! And if perchance anybody spies it out how quick lie is to head of criticism by ex plaining that it is the one he keeps in ihe otlice so convenient 1o have one there, you known; one that you known nobody will steal ba!'hal Or may be he will go a step farther the lying rascal and say he borrowed it, and it he didn't return it old Grimshaw would never forgive him ha! ha! But w hen the clouds lower and the rain drops begin to patter, who so at ease, so envied, so proud and happy, as the man with the shabby, umbrella as lie stalks along between rows of unpro tected men and women, with his des pised unibril dripping its liquid har vest indiscriminately on Iho just and unjust? Verily, there is nothmg in this life wholly good or wholly bad. From the Boston, Transcript. Victor lingo was talking about age, and confessed, in a charming humor, that the most disagreeable advancc.to him was that from thirty-nine to lorty. "Oh. that terrible forty!" he said. "But," remarked some one, ''I sliouh; think it a great deal better to be forty than fifty." "Not at nil." re plied lingo, "forty yon rs is the old age of youth, while tii'ty years is the youth of old age." , Said a good lady to the pronehor. ns he enme out ot the pulpit, "loiii preached a good sermon to-night." j "What Is your standard of a good ser mon ?" "When a serin m makes yon 1 feel that you ought to do bett'T. and that you can do better. I call i' a good sermon." It would be hard to find a a better definition ihuu this. i Ureal Uiini. A gun weighing 1011 Ions has been made iu England by Sir William Armstrong for the Italian Navy and this is to bo followed by seven moro of the same si.e. And it is said that this is not the limit of greatness in guns. As fast as ihe defensive armor Is invented or discovered, so fast the offensive weapon is made to overcome it. The constant, struggle for the vic tory, on both the offensive and defen sive sides, has caused us to see float ing vessels with iron, wood anil steel sides a yard in thickness, and guns which throw a uroiectile weighing a ton aud a quarter, to a distance of nine miles, with an initial velocity of over -1,500 feet per second. ... Surplus Capital i A New Y'ork item is to fhe effect that an immense amount of capital is wailing to find employment, in manu factures, commerce, mining an agri culture and in the further develop ment , of the nation s resources. Evidence of the fact will bo seen in the starting of mills long idle, in open ing new mines, farms and railroad, and in the increasing demand for labor. Kennekeet's Wonder We have received authentic infor mation that at that pwfion of our sea-coast known as Little Kennekeet a valuable historic relic in the form of the complete skeleton of a whale, six ty feet long, has been found, well pre served. The peculiarity of the atl'air is that the skeleton was found imbedd ed in a sand hill, which has been covered with an extensive forest, from ''time wherooi the.-memory of man jaunneth not to the contran." The sand of this hill, being recent ly chang ed1 by storms during the past tw years, was gradually removed from ihe place where the remains of this ancient monster of the deep must have boon reposing for hundreds, yes, thousands of years. .Another circum stance, besides the fact that large trees of slow growth are directly over the skeleton, is that the hill in which it was found is on the sound side of the beach, showing conclusively that the entire coast must have boon deeply submerged at. the time when this spe cimen of our greatest sou mammals was driven from his ocean home ami left on the coast by the receding wa ters.' What great flood could this have been? Verily has a pro-historic relic been found. Elizabeth City (Ar C.) Falcon. A Tree With t Hiistory . On the principal avenue in a thriv ing village of New Jersey, stands a very largo willow tree. A running stream just at, its base has renewed i's vigor for nearly half a century. Now however it is dying; many of its limbs reharé, and its' leave are . ere and yellow. There is an interest'ng story b out this tree. Nearly fifty years ago a happy young couple jit t wed ded started in a wagon over ilie hilly roads of Now Jersey to their new home, it was a days jwiirney, and to complete it before the setting of the sun the horses had to be urged to un wonted speed, so the bridegroom,, stopped by the roadside and cut. a long wiry, willow stick. Using this for a whip, the journey was completed with Ihe day, and as the bridegroom alighted from the wagon he thrust the willow wand into the ground by the s"ide of the stream, whore it now grows. It soon began to sprout, and as fhe years flow by it became a hand some tree. Its drooping branches havo furnished shade for the couple whom it served on their wedding journey, and for their children, and now, as Iho shadows of ago are creeping over the bride and groom of half a century ago, the willow is beginning to drop and decay, as if in sympathy with them. - School-board visitor: "May I ask the name of tho tenant?" Tenant: 'Mrs Gubbins. That's mo. Put what's in a name?" Visitor (aotinaf the fact in bis memorandum-book): "Gubbins? Thank you. Have you any children?" Tenant: "One son!" Visi tor: "Does ho attend school?" Ton, 'nt: "No." Visitor: "Dear rue! What is tho excuse?" Old Lady: ''He's married, and his wifo thinks he can bo better employed." ... A store was broken into one night; but, st range to say. nothing was cur ried oil'.: The proprietor wa; making his boast otit, nt thejsame Mine expres sing his surprise at losing nothing. "Not at all surprising." said his neigh bor. "The robbers lighted a lamp, didn't Ihey?" "Yes," win tho reply. " Well," continued the neighbor, "I hoy found your goods marked up so high they couldn't, afford to take them." "The igiiorau'-e of the Kastern press upo inciters of thegravest importan ce is astonishing. An illustrated sheet published in Now York gives a picture in one of its recent issues of a riot over a card table in Nevada. Two aces are represented in tho lay out and a six xpot sungly eiHconcod between. No wonder that Ihere wiiti n rot over such a state of afi'airs," Viryinm City ChruntcU.