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IU !! H JDj. J JL E V LAS VEGAS, N. M., TO RSI) AY, NOVHMBHU II, 1879. j Ou . J Lis Veas Daily Gazitt 3 j J. II. ti1UI.i:St. Editor. 2l:c2i Mines await ins opeitscig. Arn itjj Oaks. X. M.. ) Nov. 3d 1879. S L'Jilor G azettk: Knowing that you will naturally take an inlcro.st in any soot i on of Xew Mexico which draws its supplies from Las Vegas, will give you some items regarding this rich country There seems lo he sixteen or seven teen miles of a imuernl belt, covered with leads of quartz hearing gold, sil ver, copper and iron and in nearly all of them a pick lias never yet been struck. It is almost loo wonderful to bo true, but. during last summer a handluli of minen3, some four or five, who were placer mining' in Baxter Gulch, concluded that the Gulch being so rich, the gold must come from bohío where and commenced looking around and within one mile soon discovered some 2ó or 30 quartz leads, fouf or live of which showed free 'fold. They cut off'specimens and all showed mineral varying iront $300 (o $!00U per ton. First, in order conies the "Home slake," the history of which is a little peculiar, a regular mining tramp came along and stating to one of the buys (hat lie knew- something of min ing, and had visited all the good camps ' in ll:e west, ho war. staked with w hat they call a ''Grub Stake" and started tut to see what lie could find. In less than GOO yards from the crimp he found the "Homeslake" iead, which is from ." to -1 feet wide: brought down some of the nxk, pounded it up and wash ed it out showing it was remarkably rich, though no gold was visible. The boys all rushed oil to the place and after trying the rock found it was u true bill, and one of them imme diately bought out the tramp for some forty odd dollars and he went on Ids way rejoicing back to Vegas to spend the money. Two re cent assays from this minj Vhow,' one $78.00 perlón, the other 51 oz. or over $1000. It is owned by ' John Wilson and .Jack Winters. -After lkcy get done build ing :i house to make themselves com tol lable for the winter, they say thc are going to sink shafts and open tin mine. inch an independent set of miner. you never saw. ' They have rockers and haul the water three miles, at hi cts. a barrel, and yet the ground is so rich that .2 o 3 hours jkt day will give them fiulf .an ounce ór $8.;o, for they sell it at id 7.00. They have aj sure bank io draw on and. are not afraid of the band's breaking. The next mine in order ia tins new ' regioi., is the "Little Mac," whirl was discovered in August last by ar. old miner, named Lh ingstone, wh(. ioiiiid free w ire gold in some float am! traced it to the lend. 1 have not seen a piece of this ore in which free gold could not be seen by the naked e and ! mppo.-e 1 have looked overa (on of it. It has never been assayed, but. it, does not need it, pan assays showing from 0400 to $3000 per ton. Some o.l' the specimens are very lim with wires of gold three or four in ches long and muiic assumes other beautiful shapes as nwebuds, wicker work lie. Around and between tho.-i ar( many leads, .orno 10 to 15 feel wide, but no shaft has been sunk" ye! or jiii t hing done. Assays of some few have showed $15 por ion. The next in importance 1 consider he-"Captain Kidd," which is an im mense lead of Iron ami Copper If teet wide and cropping out tor more tl.an two miles ami located by Watts and Alien. A fair specimen of this was recently scut to y;ur Xational Bank. Xo assays have been made from i;, but an acid test s'.nws gold and copper in paying quantifies. There are. manv others which have received names bul are not . opened. Such are the "JMigio l Otero," "Whit' swa!i,""CarbonaleXo . U'J,'' "'Starr,'' "Nonpareil,'" "Discovery." Clonglom- crate." ''Deer valley" e. Xow mir.d you that ihee arc all ill a space of a mile or so sq-ian oat of tins IS nr.ks. If this is not what you woidd call a 'Prospector's Paradise," 1 dont know what one is. Any on even tender feet can come and find a good mine they are so plenty. We ha e also good weather and plenty of wood, and water. Xcw mines aro being found every day but they don't go far to find them. If this should prove of interest, 1 wiil write you again. SliOKTJIOUN. o-- The E.atesi BSooi-i. Thf merging of the Banking House of Messrs. Baynolds Brothers into the First Xational Dank of Las Vegas is advertised in our issue this morning. The very high standing of the old House in iicaucial circles throughout the west has always given great con fidence and we are pleased to know that the control of the First Xational Bank is held by its President, Jeffer son liaynolds, who with his family will remain permanently in this city. Geo. J. Diukel who bad charge of the old business in the absence of Mr. Baynolds will occupy the position of cashier to the First Xational Bank his many good qualities fitting him for this position are fully known and ap preciated here. Mr. Vincent; Wallace late of the Metropolian Xational Bank X. Y. City occupies the posilion of teller under the new, as he did un der the old management Mr. J. S. i'ishon late of Boston Mass. has charge of the Book keepiug depart ment and has won many friends dur ing his stay in this city, we see in the management of this Bank an institu tion that will grow into permanence second to none in the west. The velociped craze is spreading and is taking the shape of lyeicle races. A Denver man lias a shingle which Lincoln nailed on Ids own house in Springfield. A French banker taking pattern af ter his American brethren and has ditched- bis bank for several millions Vanes. Our old friends, the Apache's have gone glimmering, like things that were, from the Cimarron and Verinc jo into Old J! exico. . Since the llrst of January '23,903 German emigrants have landed at i 'asile Garden, against 18,113 during the corresponding period of last year. An explosion occurred in a candy factory at Kansas City last Friday by which seven children employed there were killed. Powdered starch caused the explosion. Gen. (J rant has declined to attend i he meeting of the Army of the Cum berland which occurs uextweek when i statue of fíen. -Geo! IT. Thomas will be unveiled. I -o- Travelers suggest that there should be an eating house at the depot at Trinidad as the south bound train ar : ives there late in the evening and passengers .would ükeeoi c sustenan ce before thevgetto Otero.'- It is a dry stretch bet yeen La Jun ta Colorado and Trinidad. Last Sa turday, the big engine,- 1'nele J)ick ;avc out on t he route for lack of water it was bringing an immense load M1ee:i cars of railroad iron and four w i n of freight being attached when it un out of water and had to leave the iron at Thatcher station. A correspondent at Paris says Prin ,:e Jerome Xapolcon seems to have abandoned his expectant role, and to he decidedly taking the lead of his competitors for Presidency oftheEin pire. He has surrounded himself with a complete diplomatic housoi-old including Unmet, an ex-navy captain who accompanied Princess Clotilde when Mie left France on the fail of the Empire as Secretary. Theodore liiitcnbcc';, the Jeweler, ,u his new quarters in the Bo-ciiwald block, makes a very line display of he latest pattcrusof jewelry and line watches. Kvery body go there and buy holiday presents foryonr gals, te' "rs. wives ind your postiiilv. 'I'l'cde w'.il treat vou ri;:'..!. Ti:E JüfiL'KCIl Tilt L'.ll E'HAXT. TThc Sew tiscwpall C'liurcli j SJuilriing Opened by .íshoi j Spatilrisug last Sunday. Last Sunday will be a marked day in the history of thiscity and of the territory as on that day was the first j Episcopal church ipcued in the ter ritory by a bish( assisted by the priests of that chu h. It marks a new era here as at no pr vious tunc', could such a house have been erected by local effort, nor could a congregation have been assembled to fdlthe build ing after it was erected The building occupies a pleasant site on the eastern slope of cemetery hill and would look well anywhere. It is of adobes with ashinglc roof with the door in the south end and three large windows on a side. As yet it is unfinished on the inside, the wind which swapt through the cracks Sun day adding force to the arguments for its early completion. The house is 21xó0 feet nnd was well filled Sun day, the congregation being one which would have done credit to any church anv where including as it did many ot the leading businessmen of the town, and their families v The services were appropriate to the occasion. The opening services including the reading of PsaTms LXXXIV, CXXIl and CXXXH. and the Uev. La Tourrette read the pray er of Solomon on the dedication of the Temple as found in the seventh chapter of Kings. The Iiev. II. Forrester in a few ap propriate words expressed his plea sure in being able to welcome the congregation to the house which he hoped would prove a bond of Union between the two towns, lie then read a report of a 1 receipts and ex penditures connected with thebuild iugandatthe close expressed his great pleasure in giving to the church this house clear of debt for he felt that it was an abomination for a church to make promises which it could not or w ould not perform. The Bishop delivered the opening sermon which for its consiseness, pre cision of statement, and i:s closeness of argument w as a model of pulpit eloquence. It did not deal with the peculiar doctrines of the church, but was rather an explanation of the uses of the building and an exhortation to members I o gather themselves toge ther. He said the house was not con secrated, or even dedicated as in time it might be devoted to other purpo ses and another house built for wor ship, lie spoke of flie tendency in even church member on coining to the west away irom, the restraints of home to gradually become accus tomed to thing; they would never think of there and the 'man who would scarcely read a secular paper could after being here a short time, follow their usual pursuits on the Lords day, and could become accus tomed to slay awi.y from services. He exhorted them to assemble regu larly for tlie pupuse ' of- returning thanks to God for favors temporal and spiritual and to cultivate in their minds a proper devotional spirit. The priests of the church are not cal led preachers, as preaching is - hut a small part, of their labors, but minis ters as it is their, duty to minister to their people The sermon was delivered with earnestness quite unusual and was apparently extempore throughout as the Bishop scarcely referred to his notes at all, if he had any and hi man ner which was that of a man thorough ly possessed by Ids subject was ren dered siill more improisiye by his com m an d ! ng p re sen ce . Throughout the services were quite imposing the presence of the three otliciating ministers in their robes ol office adding much to thecflect. This churclHwill hereafter bo called St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Lnf Vegas.,': Tlie bouse not being provid ed with laiiips for lighting up, the services w hich would have been held in the evening were held nt 4 P. M. Xo' services will be held next Sun day; but the Kev. Forrester will re turn from bi-U'-'iX I'c I lie Sunday fol lowing and the services, from that time on, will be held regularly. St Paul's Episcopal Church. Mr. Editok: Please have the kindness to insert the following account of receipts and expenditures, on behalf of the St. Paul's Episcopal Church building, at Las Vegas, X. M., up to Xov. 8tli1879. A supplementary statemeuCwill be made later: RKCKIPTS. From Piiissell Sturgis, jr., Boston, Massachusetts, $100.00 Mrs. S. G. Wyman, Baltimore, -Maryland, 50.00 Robert Treat Paine, jr. Bos ton, Mass., 25.00 Appropriated by Bishop Spal ding, from funds collected in the East by liev. II.Forrcs ter, last year, 148.93 Charles Wheelock, Architect, (plan and superintendence) ").00 O. L. Houghton, 25.00 Dr. A. Seessel, Mr. Towner, J. IT, Mills, W. Scott Moore, B. G. Bobinsou, Mr. Bennett, Geo Barker and Cash, ten dollars each, . 0.00 Dr. J. V. Xoet, E. W. Sebben, II. Friedman, J. T. Wolf, J. M. Wheelock, $5 each, 25.00 Cooley and Meudenhall, Two dollars, cash one dollar, 3.00 IJ. J.IIolmes, fifteen dollars, and through him: F.W. Castle, fif teen dollars, IT. G. McDon ald, ten dollars, Mr. Gardn er, and Geo.E.Leach of Kan sas City, five dollars each, 50.00 J. P. Sellar, 103.41 and through him: M.A, Ote ro, L. 1. Browne, and F. A. Manzanares, twenty-live dol lars each, 75.00 F. Chapman, twenty dollars, C. E. Wesche and E. Strnsburg iiltecn dollars each,. 50.00 J. Gross, . (). Bobbins, M. Brunswick, Chas. Hfeld, J. Bosenwald & Co.. F. E. Her bert, Homero, Bros. & Son, C. Bkmchard, Ward and Tannins II. C. Blythc, II. M. Ilosick, of Chicago, and Jaffa Bros, ten dollars each, 120.00 i'. B. McXair, C. C. Gise, N. Black we) I, C. O. Cole, J. S. Garcia, M. A. Otero, jr., F. A. B'ake, W. Watson, II V. Harris, II. W. Kelly, A.Bos sier, 1J. Murphy, M.J. VValsh T. Parker, J. Bell, J. Leav itt, P. Holzman, 11. 11. Cole man, Geo. Moore. J. Sell w in gle, F. E. Sage, A. Levy, A. Xelson, J. A. O'Xcil, J. Grail & Co., G. W. Merrill. C. P. Hovey, L. M. Watson, P. Mulvauey, A. Mennelt, J. Hampson, A. M. Janes, Cash Xo. 1, and Cash Xo. 2' live dollars each, 170.C! Mr. Lewellyn, four dollars, B. . Flersheim, and C. Rosenthal, three dollars each, E. Brick, two dollars, 12.0C Two persons in the East, thro' Bishop Snalding, 7.0', Col.T B. Mills, (insurance po licy) 9.0(. Total receipts, CsLOOS.S, K X IMC N I 1 T U K K S. Lots, and recording deed, $102.00 Plan $15. Stone Foundation $12ij, 171. 00 Adobes, $63.31. Hauling and pi'tting them in wall i;;12G;i3 191.47 Lintels and window-block 11. Ot Iioof 2ii0; doors and win dows, $111, 401.01 Joist and flooring, $56.85. La bor and nails $17.07 73.92 Chimney and pointing up tin- ' der windows, 8,31 Paint and labor, $S.".(i9; steps, $7.G5, $93 3 1 Furniture, $31.30. lnsurauce, $9,00 43.30 Sundries subscription books, cheque book, etc., " 3.00 Total expenditures, $1,09831 Of the above amount seven hun dred and sixty-seven dollars and for ty-one ents was co'lecled in Las Vegas, from persons of all sorts of re ligious views. This is very gratify ing, ,ts .t iud.c des a widesp.'er..! local interest in the matter; for, be it un derstood, all contributions are the free-will offerings of the givers. No one has been import uncJ, but an op portunity has simply been given. The hearty thanks of the church are here by tendered to all who, not being of it, have assisted in this work. 1 beg to say, too, that money is still need ed to make the building comfortable for the winter, aud that I shall be glad to receive any further contribu tions that any persons may be dispos ed to make. Offerings may be bando:! to Mr.-J. P. Sellar, Mr. I!. J. Holmes, or Mr. Charles Wheelock for me. Very truly Yours. ILFoiiHKSTKK, Missionary in charge. Las Vegas, X. M., Xov. lOlh, 1879. - The plaza in Las Vegas has a frame work supporting a disabled windmill which once pumped water out of a well in the center of the square and that frame work has an ominous sort of look, as of a quadruple combination gallows. This gallow.i like appearance was very strongly emphasized a low months ago by the hanging of two men who richly deserved it to the stout cross-beams of the structure. This episode which;was;the result ofpo pular indignation and a distrust-of the ultimate execution of justice through the courts has gained Las Vegas a greater notoriety than anything that ever occurred in the town and no doubt it has made an impression u pon many that life is insecure .in this re gion aud the condit ion of things must be pretty bad that results in Lynch law. Theoretically we do not undertake to defend Ljnch law. Thcoreticallv the Vigilance Committee that in for mer days freed San Francisco from the dominion of roughs, plug uglies and murderers was not justified in taking the law into their own hands. Prac tically however the very professor of moral' nnd political science who in their own studies could demonstrate their theories wouldjoin thcvigiUuice committees and for just once under pressure of necessity adopt the speed iest and most efi'ecMve means of lighting certain flagrant wrongs. This Las Vegas hanging although not, justified perhaps by absolute necessi ty was an occurrence which added considerably lo the sense of security f life in the community and exercised i salutory influence upon the roughs iiid desperadoes of the neighborhood riany of whom to use the vernacular f the country "lit out" immediately if'ter the interesting occasion. When an unprovoked murder is committed the wrong in hanging the murderer summarily, on the general verdict of t he jury of the vicinage, is piite theoretical and rests very lightly upon the consciences oí the execu ioners. We feel quite sure thatmur ler in Las Vegas "will not go unpun ished as it often does in other parts of :he country nnd that visitors slrangeis .ml newcomers need bo under no. ap prehension as to their own safety in a community w hich has proved itself a i-ory discouraging one for the cut throat and desperado. Hitreky. Brcokside Cottage! This House has been newly rciui i.-h'.il Ihrottxlioiit. Koouirt well viMiti'mteu nuil chect--ml. bverrtliliiK Cijiinurtcil v í ! 1 1 tliu ct:ibUs!i .iciit c.!i':m, uuiulurtubitt un. I uiuMctive. TEE TABLE HTVITING. The patronage qf the traveUii; pub lic in invited. JUDGE 5. A. IIUBIJELL, 1:ol , La Vegat, N. M.