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Vol, 1. TUCSON, MOTA CO., A. SATURDAY, JOECEMBEIfc 84, lm No. 11.
ARIZONA OFFICIAL DIRECTORY.
Governor, A. P. K. Safibrd; res., Tucson
Territorial Secretary, Coles Bashford "
Chief Just., John Titus, 1st Dist., Tucson
Associate, Ishaui Keavis, 2d " La Paz
" C. A. Tweed, 3d " Prescott
U S Att'y, C. W. C. Rowell, Arizona city
U S Marshal, Edward Phelps, Tucson
US Surveyor Gen'l, John Wasson, Tucson
Rcg'r Laud Office, W. J. Berry, Prescott
Receiver " George Louut, "
U S Col. Iu. Rev, Levi Bashford, Prescott
Assessor " H. A. Bigelow, "
U S Special Mail Agent, I. N. Dawley
U S Depositary, C. II. Lord, Tucson
Dep'y Col'r Cust's, Jas. E. Baker, Tucson
Attorney Gen'l, J. E. McCaffrey, Tucson
Treasurer, John B. Allen, "
Auditor, C. JEL Lord, "
Adjutant General, Edward Phelps, "
Pima County Officers.
Probate Judge, John Anderson, Tuscoe
District Attorney, J. E. McCaffrey, "
Sheriff; P. R. Brady, "
Recorder, F. II. Goodwin, "
Treasurer, H. Ott, "
J James H. Toole, "
Supervisors, V J. W. Swcney, "
) John Bratton, "
Justice of the Peace, C. IT. Meyers.
jConstafolc, J. W. Libbe
Contender Dep't A. T., Gen. Geo. Stoneman.
Assistant Adjust General, Vol. E. W. Stone
Jnsjxctor General, Vol. Milton Coggswcll
Medical Director, E. J. Bailey
COMMANDANTS OF POSTS.
Vamp Lowell, Col. Thos. S. Dunn
lt Crittenden, Lieut. John F. Lewis
4 Bowie, Col. Jteuben F. Bernard
" Thomas, Col. John Green
' Grant, Fint-Lieut. IL E. Whitman
" McDoicell, Col. Geo. B. Sanford
" Date Creek, Vol. Richard F. CBeirne
" Verde, . Col. Mar vey Browne
" Hualapai, Col. Frederick Van Vliet
" Mohave, Major Richard M. Pond
il Whipple, Lieut. W. L. Sherwood
fnfantry Camp, Capt. Wm. McC. XctterviUe
Professional and Other Cards, Etc.
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against the Government of the United
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procuring patents for'Xining claims, and
School Lands, etc K-'spectrally refers
to Governor A. P. K. Safibrd, and Hon. R.
C. rpf!nrmiilr 1f
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every Thursday at4 p. m., and 2-horse
vehicles every Monday at the same hour.
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This will enable the traveling public to
reach San Francisco in EIGHT DATS.
Fare to Arizona City $45
" San Diego, (in gold coin or its equiv
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ST Reliable Correspondence solicited
from all parts of the Territory. Anony
mous communications will be unnoticed.
Letters on business and for publication
should be addressed to the proprietor to
Insure prompt attention.
One-Third Size Railroads.
Tho up-country Pacific-coast papers
are running over with the latest phase
of railroad building, which has per
manently established itself in "Wales.
The novelty ef the thing consists in
making a road and rolling-stock of
one-third the usual size and weight
and cost, do as much business and as
speedily as two-thirds of that done on
our large-sized roads, cars, etc. The
advantages of this system in a rough
and crooked country like this coast,
cannot be over estimated. As feeders
to main lines, and for penetrating ev
ery nook and corner of the country at
comparatively trilling cost, there has
never been anything like it suggested.
Now, who do we hear first- of engag
ing in it 'i San Francisco, that never
built any but its own street railroads,
aiid ha" none too many of them.
Your San Francisco capitalists can
organize more important schemes (on
paper) than any city of its size in the
world. They are eternally spanning
" the bay " with suspension or other
bridges by which to reach tho main
land, but the structures never get be
yond the wind-work, or a franchise to
sell out. San Francisco must have
the credit of being a very liberal city
on the subject of mines, and perhaps
if she can once get a small bit of small
railroad started, she will get to like the
business of internal improvements on
a large scale, and at least not throw
cold water on those enterprises of mer
it either in or outside her own State.
Let us be hopeful that the turning
point has at least been reached.
New Mexico Items. Files of SaL
ta Fe papers to the 11th, are at hand.
Gov. McCormick arrived there on
his way to "Washington, on the 8th.
Ee received all the attention he could
a3k from the citizens, and the press
generally. On the 10th, he resumed
his journey by stage toward the rail
road. He was accompanied by Jas.
Carson, who has been visiting the
mines as far west as Burro, and goes
to New York to report Mr. Ry-
nerson, Adjt. Gen. of the Territory,
has resigned The hold-over Sena
tors and politicians were ctmcusirg at
Santa Fe on the subject of having a
session of the Legislature this winter.
Pilenix. This place is in Salt river
valley, north of the Gila. Advices of
late date state that the rains will ena
ble the farmers to raise good crops next
year without irrigation; that settle
ment is going ahead satisfactorily, and
that Land Register Berry was down
there from Prescott taking statements.
. . . .The Sonorans who had stock stolen
and sold to settlers on Salt river, have :
got most of it back.
Jfotas y Avisos para Nuestros Lec-
DEI'RADACIONLS DE DfDIOS.
El tren de los Sres. Tully, Ohcoa &
DeLong que llevaba flete del Tucson
para Apache Pass fue atacado el Do
mingo pasado, dia 18 del presente, a
cosa de uuas trelnta millas acia al Es
te de este lugar, por una partida de In
dios, cerca setenta y-sinco en nu
moro; los cuales eran todos buenos guc
reros y bien provistos de armas venta
josas. Despues de una apurada y fe
ros pelea, resultaron con perdida de
un hombre y dos malmente heridos,
cuyos nombres rcspectivos son; Martin
Rivera, Teodosio Oaravajal y Nepifa
nio Barragan, el primero muerto y los
dos ultimos heridos.
Los salvages fuersn tan afortunados
que despues de no haber tenido ningu
na perdida, arrearon consigo 37 cabe
zas. Fue este un ataque de los mas
terriblcs que se han visto en Arizona ;
pues habia mas de treinta Indios tan
acostumbrados a guerrillas con los tre
nes, que parecian mas bien andar en
divercion, que en precipicio de perder
sus vidas, pues no los detenian ni res
petaban a las mismas balas.
La escena de la refricga fue al Sur
do la ruta del correo y a poca distancia
del lugar donde quemaron el coche en
El Sr. DeLong llego a tiempo de A
pache Pass para traer a los heridos al
Tucson que es donde estan y se les a
tendera cuidadosamente hasta que re
cobren de sus heridas.
El dia 15 del corriente, los Indios .se
arrearon un hato de reces del Rio de
San Pedro, pero los recidentes de ese
lugar tomaron tanto empeno en perse
guirloa, que al fin consiguireon solo en
hacerlos abandnar el ganado sin atre
verse a darles batalla. Se alcansaron
a co3a de 18 millas de donde fueron
Los Tenientes Cusliing y Bourke,
saliaion de aqui con algunas tropas, en
perseguimiento de los Indios que asal
taron el tren de lo5 Srs Tully y Ochoa,
peio es muy dudoso que hallen a estos
bribones rasa de viboras.
El Teniente Gushing volvio ya de
su espedicion, durante la cual sorpren
djouna rancheria de Indios, de los
cuales solo logro matar uno o dos y
capturar una parte de propiedad que
llevaban consigo.. . .Gushing y Bourke
llegaron de vuelta el Jueves, y ambos
salon otra vez, para hacer un completo
exploratorio al enemigo.
El valle del Rio Salado su esta po
blando rapidamente. Hay sin embai
go terreno para muchos otros labrado
res que quieran establecerse en ese
El Fuerte Goodwin sera dentro de
poco abandonado por el Gobierno ; de
suerte que las fabricas podran bien
proportionates albergue a todos los
que deseen sembrar en el Gila. En
aquella vecindad se encuentran buenos
terrenos, que ademas tendrian la ven
taja de estar cerca del mercado, tales
como el fuerte Thomas y Apache Pass
eomo tambien de las minas 3e las Bur
ras. No hay en Arizona bastantes pro
ductos, manufacturas, ni tampoco hay
sufisiente cultivo de vinas u otros ar
boles frutales como son duraznos man
zanas ect. ect.
Los habitantes deberian hacer sus
propias baquetas y escobas, las que se
traen aqui a costa de muchos gastos.
Manana es Noche-Buena. Este es
un dia en que todos los cristianos sien
ten un gran regocijo dentro de sus co
razones; y cualquiera que sean sus
creencias, siempre se unen para cele
brarlo. Esperamos que todo3 se rego
cijaran en estremo. Todos los que no
reciban su aguinaldo pueden bieu dar
lo a otros. Esta noche se podran ad
querir en la Loteria de Zeckendorf.
Vengan por uno o mas.
' Alegre Noche-Buena y feliz Ano
Nuevo son los deseos del Citizen.
La guerra entre Francia y Prusia,
sigue todavia ; y como de costumbre,
los Franceses han sido derrotados en
casi todas partes.
Se cree que Paris, la capital de
Francia caira en manos del enemigo
dentro de una o dos semanas.
Ya vemos que el govierno que man
do a Maximiliano a Mejico, tiene ahora
LETTER FROM BURRO MINES.
Tlu: Weather The Town GivwingAn
Emphatic Growl al Postal Wants -1
Big Time Ohristmas, Etc., Etc.
Ralstojt, Dec. 14., 1870. Last
night Ave. were visited with a light fall
of exceeding Avhito snow. The tem
perature here for a few days has been
rather low for this section, with more
wind which like a two edged sword
cut both ways. The snow storm has
had the good effect to modify the
weather and this evening while I am
writing Ave are having a gentle show
er of rain. We may again have the
genial sun and the balmy breeze for
a while, that makes its tardy way to
other and more rigorous regions in
April and June.
Two trains loaded with corn passed
here on yesterday for Apache Pass.
Our toAvn is gradually growing
notwithstanding the quiet times. The
people arc generally busy preparing
for the opening of business which
promises to be at an early day. The
greatest inconvenience we have to en
counter is the facility for mails.
The Postmaster at Rio Mimbres
has got his iro excited at something
some one at Santa Fe has said and is
endeavoring to reek his vengeance on
this community by withholding all
mail matter for this place: so dignifi
ed has ha become that he will not
deign to honor a Avritten order but in
sists that all, must appear "en per
sona " for their mail, else famish for
want of news. "Whether it is because
he cannot read a written order, or that
he desires to malce a personal ac
quaintance of the good people of Rals
ton is not yet definitely known. There
are those here Avho are anxiously
aAvaiting the arrival of letters of great
importance, and it has been hinted
that some of them may be obliged to
go to the Mimbres to get their mail.
I have no doubt but that one visit
from Ralston will fully satisfy the
curiosity of the Mimbres officials,
hence it is to be hoped the mail Avill
come by next coach.
The Burro Minstrels have not made
an appeai'ance before the public but
are diligently engaged in preparing
for the holidays. Some of the boys
are in the mountains after turkey and
it is confidently expected to have the
biggest time betAveen the tAVO Oceans
on Christmas. Hepner is going to
he(l)p, Pantlune Avill pant, Savage
Avill fight, PoAver, lend his strength,
Tom. Dunn, Avill pay up, LaBoll will
re-label his sugar and coffee for profit,
Jim. Wood Avill burn a match, Grant
Avill keep his potatoes, George Warreu
take a drink, Haggerty look more
haggard, if he don't cease taking
drinks, and Riley Avill do as he agrees
every time. As Congress is about to
convene I Avill hold my breath for the
present, and Avish you Tucsonians, all a
Merry Christmas and Happy .New
Nevada Journaliss!, &c.-The Re
publicans having lost Elko county,
Nevada, The Semi-Weekly Chronicle
came down to once a Aveek, and then
yielded the ghost. But the truth is,
that railroad toAvn has had its "business
cut into by the many rival stations,
and one paper must hedge to live. At
Reno, the Republicans Avon, and now
they have tAvo papers (one sore-head
and one regular) there. But there too
other business seems, on the contrary,
to warrant it. Reno shot up, then fell
and is getting its second wind, and is
truly the only railroad toAvn between
Truckee and Corinne that appears to
bo a fixture and possessing a splendid
future. The Sierra is a healthy back
ground, that there is no going back of,
and Reno has a great frontage.
A large amount of freight has been
for Avarded to Tucson during the past
weak, by Messers. Gordon, Stewart
& Co. San Diego Bulletin, 17th
Bills Before Congress.
When Congress adjourned a largo
numberof important bills were pending.
Many of these are likely to come up
early in the present session. Among
the more important bills are the fol
loAving. Bill to encourage ship-building, etc.
There are several bills to increase
American commerce, among which is
that of the Mediterranean and Orien
tal Steamship Navigation Company.
These bills mostly provide for the
transportation of the United States
mails to Europe by a steamship Tauilt
in the United States.
Bill to grant a subsidy to a line of
steamers built between San Francisco
and ports in Australia.
A bill to eneourage telegraphic com- -munications
with foreign countries.
Included in this bill are the proposals
of a telegraph cable between San
Francisco and China and Japan, and
also between a port in the United
States and Belgium.
A bill to relieve members of Con
gress from importunity, and to pre
serve the independence of the differ
ent departments of the government.
A resolution to regulate the hours'
of labor. throughout the United States.
A bill to establish a postal telegrapli
system in the United States.
A bill to make the importation of
immigrants under labor contracts un
lawful. A bill to reform the civil service of
the United States.
A bill to establish a territorial gov
ernment in Alaska.
Bills to admit as States in the Un
ion the territories of Colorado and
A bill to aid the Kansas Pacific
Railway, and also one for the cons
truction of the Menphis and HI Paso
and the Midland Pacific railways.
A bill to punish polygamy.
A oill to reduce the rates of pospage
and to abolish the franking privilege.
A bill to regulate the government
printing, and to do aAvay with the pu
blication of public documents for gen
It is not probable that all of these
bills Avill pass, at least in their pre
sent shape. Some of them will lead
to protracted discussion, and Avill dis
close a strong opposition.
The Arizona Contests
As is usual when a party is badly
beaten, the opponents of GoAernor
McGormick in Arizona are iioav charg
ing that his election Avas by fraud;
but they establish nothing whatever.
On the Colorado River, Avhere from
gratitude for his action in changing
the route 01 the Government freight
every one Avished to help him, there
may, at one or tAvo points, havo been
an excessive vote, but elsewhere no
question can possibly be raised ; and if
all the votes upon the Colorado to
which the least suspicion is attached;
Avere thrown out he Avould yet have a
large majority. But Ave hear it on
good authority that at Phoenix some
one hundred probably illegal votes
were cast for Brady, and sworn in,
and at Wickenburg nearly fifty of the
same character were cast. Indeed
throAving out the votes in Yavapai
Co., known to be illegal, Gov. Mc
Cormick carried the county by a
small majority. Persons who live in
glass houses should not throw stones ;
and men Avho resorted to such dodges
as did the Mowry-Brady-Oury party
in Arizona in the recent election should
bo very careful how they complain of,
or criticise the course of others. Gov.
McCormick is not only legally re
elected to Congress from Arizona, but
but he is elected by a very large ma
jority, considering the vote cast, the
independent and manly platform he
occupied and the mendacious charac
ter of the opposition to him-for surely
a good and faithful officer Avas never
more unreasonably, malignantly or
unjustly opposed. His re-election
should have been a unanimous grate
ful A'ote rather than by a contest the
most intense and virulent ever had in
the Territory. Mowry has much to
answer for in stirring up (as he did to
a great degree) such malicious and
unwarantable antagonism to the best
representative and friend Arizona has
ever had, and Avill yet repent it. San
' Making Fraud Odious' Every
where tho Press is 'going for' MoAvry
and his lying dispatch about Arizona
And the telegraph is repenting too.