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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
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.
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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
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
Territorial 3iu.es.
Dona Ana
The. Surveyors on tin; Southern Pa
cilri:! road are working due East from
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.
Xotcwhorlhy Features of Our Gold
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
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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
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
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.

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