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The Arizona. Citizen
Saturday, December 31, "70
Correction of Street Lines.
Persons traveling in the Western
States invariably admire the rectangu
lar system so strictly adhered to in
the plans of the cities and towns in
that section of the country. Wide
streets, public squares, and reserva
tions for public pleasure grounds, are
as essential to the complete appoint
ments of a town or city, as correct
architectural taste, in the construction
of a fine building. This principle
has been ignored in the formation of
most of the towns and cities in the
Pacific States and Territories.
The skill and experiance of the
surveyor and civil engineer, was not
consulted till after their towns and
cities had attained quite respectable
proportions. The evils arising from
this pernicious system, requires no
illustrations, as the narrow, crooked
and irregular streets of our own city
sufficiently demonstrate. Those among
us, "who have had a residence in. some
of the older towns of California, are
fully aware of the trouble and expense
attending the reconstruction of nar
row and irregular streets, when defer
edtill after the adjacent lots have been
The first thing done in founding a
city, should be a regular survey and
map of the lots, blocks, alleys and
streets, and the latter as public high
ways, should be protected from ob
struction by laAv. An act of the Ter
ritorial Legislature, in reference "to
that point, would do much to prevent
t'liis objectionable feature.
This city contains at present not
far from four thousand inhabitants
and has been built up on this random
plan and as long as it remains with
out an actual survey new streets
will be opened and extended with the
same indifference to regularity or sys
These features detract much from
the beauty and appearance of our
thriving little city and should if possi
ble, at once be arrested.
If the proper authorities would
procure a survey and map of the
city, and at the same time extend the
survey beyond the present limits,
commensurate in extent to the proba
ble future demands for building lots,
it would at least prevent the continu
ance of this irregular system.
One of the preliminaries requisite
to secure a title from the United States,
for the lands occupied by the city,
will be an actual survey no matter
how the patents issues, whether for
public or for Mexican grant lands.
The policy of the Interior Depart
ment is inliexible on this point never
has, and never will issue a patent for
lands, the streets and bounds of which
are not definitely expressed from the
notes of an actual survey of the tract
defined in the patent.
This being the case would it not be
well to procure a survey of the city
as early as practicable.
Eighth U. S. Cavalry. This reg
iment, so long in Arizona and so pop
ular here, is now in New Mexico.
Gen. Gregg, is commanding at Fort
Union, where he has four companies
Capt. Hobart, Capt. Young, Lts.
Luff, Wood, Cobbe, Eoote and Men
ken are with him, with companies D,
F, H and L. Gen. Devin has just re-1
turned from the States and assumed
conunand of Fort Seldon, lately under
the command of Major Clendenin,
who has gone East. Capt. Fechet and
Lts. Coxe and Gordon are at Seldon,
with companies I and G. Two com
panies, K and E, are at Fort Wingate,
where Col. Price commands, and Capt.
KaufEman and Lts. Stevenson and
Pullman are stationed. Company M,
commanded by Lts. Lafferty and
Sproul, 13 at Fort Garland. Compa
ny B, is at Fort Stanton and Capt.
McOleave and Lts. Boyd and Wil
liams are there. Company C is at
Fort Bayard, under Capt. Kelly and
Lt. Goodwin. Company A is at
Fort Craig under Capt. Wells and Lt.
Poor, Truthful Marion.
After reading The Miner of the 1 7th,
we could not refrain from sympathiz
ing with the poor mortal that controls
its columns. He feels badly. Some
thing hurts him, (his bones always
ache,) but his feelings are evidently
touched now. We wonder what is
the matter with the poor sufferer? Is
it because a generous people, that
have too long stood his abuse, are
about to start a paper, that will deal
fairly and justly with all, and the
the whole country V Is it because h e
has used the columns of his sheet to
abuse, vilify and misrepresent in the
most vulprar manner, every man
against whom he had a personal spite,
or political difference? Is it because it
is generally known that he has no re
garb for truth or decency in his at
tacks upon those who oppose him? or
against whom he takes a dislike ? Is
it because that it is generally known
that his grovelling disposition natu
rally leads him to dislike the truest
and best men in the country? Is it
because that there is a general feel
ing that no honest man is safe froni
his attacks ? Is it becauee he sacrifices
the interests of the country, and par
ticularly of his own section, for parti
zan purposes, and vilifies and abuses
nearly every man that is trying to
build up the country ? Is it because
his coarse attacks build up instead of
injure any one ? Is it because he was
repudiated at the last election by more
than two thirds of tho voters of the
Territory ? Is it because he has failed
to drive any one out of the country by
calling them carpet baggers, and
stands a good chance of packing his
own dirty linen very soon in those
much derided circumstances? Is it
because his low, vulgar attacks upon
new-comers are received, as an insult
by them, and looked upon as the
meanest demagogy by every true
friend of the Territory ? We ask these
few simple questions in order to find
out just where the disease is located,
and what is tlie matter. We don't
pretend to be a doctoi', but we might
throw the man into fits perhaps which
would evidently be a much happier
state of mind than he now enjoys.
Oust Sajtta Fe Exchanges. The
Daily Post and Daily Nqav Mexican
both come to hand, but hi files or
bundles of from seven to ten each at
once. We are much obliged indeed
for these exchanges, which would be
still more valuable were they brought
through on good time. We believe
it was twice during the past four or
more weeks, that we got later dis
patches via Santa Fe than by San Di
ego, whereas tho time should be about
equally divided. Therej being no
daily published hi San Diego yet,
Santa Fe has an advantage, if it were
taken advantage of, and her dailies
are nevertheless inquired for very
much. When Tucson gets a telegraph,
The Citizen will visit you oftener.
Personal and Otherwise. Tho
San Diego Union of the 1 5th, says :
Mr. John Wasson, U. S. Surveyor
General for Arizona, and editor of the
Tucsnn Citizen, arrived in our city
on Friday last, on his way to San
Francisco to attend to official business.
It is his purpose to procure all plats,
records, aud documents, pertaining to
the Avork hi Arizona Avhicli was per
formed under the direction of the Sur
veyor General of California, and he
will put forth every effort to have the
proper plats furnished the Register at
Prescott at as early a day as possible
Mr. Wasson is a thorough gentleman,
aiK1 bears an enviable reputation as a
journalist on the Pasific coast. He is
enthusiastic in his devotion to the in
terests of Arizona, and will give his
best exertions to the promotion of the
development and progress of the Ter
ritory. His paper The Citizen is
veiy ably conducted, and will be a
power for good. It should be well
supported by the people of Arizona.
Fifty recruits arrived in San Diego
por steamer Senator on the 23d, and
would await the arrival of about 300
more by the Panama steamer, due last
Sunday. Transportation was in read
iness, rnd it was expected they would
leave for Ft. Yuma on Tuesday, under
charge of Lieut. Ghs. E. Kilburne.
A GOOD WORD FROM PHENIX.
Prospectors Relumed. .. .The Pinal Mt
JRescarcli Good Ore and Good Ac
counts. . . .And Future Intentions A
Parting Word on (lie LateCawpaiyn
Aiiachc Visits Farmeriorial Labors
and Ropes, and Business Generally.
Phenix, Dec. 13th, 1870. To-day
your correspondent pens an epistle, for
the want of interest in which, he
pleads in vindication the unfortunate
endowment of native aversion to let
ter Avriting. I Avould not haA-e Avrit
ten to-day, but the prospecting party
that left us about four Aveeks since, re
turned on Sunday last, from the Pinal
country, with gloAving accounts there
from. Our friend Carpenter, Avho ac
companied the expedition, leaves on
to-morrow for Wickenberg, with sam
ples of the ore for essay. I assure
you, the ore exhibited here, is not ex
celled by any ore that avo have seen
from the famed Burro Mines in Noav
Mexico. The boys report a fine agri
cultural country, and an entire absence
of "Lo." As soon as Mr. Carpenter
returns, the party propose to return
and make further researches. All are
hopeful, and expect something of ma
terial interest to our Territory to re
sult from this effort on the part of the
All has remained quiet in our set
tlement, since the election, save the
cheAving of the cud of repentance, by
SAvilling and his satellites. Oh! there
are some pendant lips among them.
Their little souls could not see beyond
the confines of the Phenix ballot-box,
and Avhen voting their long haired
Papagoes here, saAv visions of their
chief Brad dealing out their pay
Avith a lavish hand. Oh, Swilling,
you, and your laudator, MoAA'iy, have
our sympathies ; and AA'hilst tendering
them, AA-e assure you, theTeople's par
ty still lives, and the Avoiid turns on
its axis as usual, Avithout your assist
ance. Tho Apaches liaA'e made several raids
on our valley lately, at night-fall,
but have been unsuccessful in their
endeavors, so far, to getaAvay with
Our farmers are very busy seeding,
and there Avill bo about five times the
amount of land planted in barley and
Avheat this season, over that soAved
Our Merchants arc filling up their
stores, and our valley Avears a busi
ness like appearance.
The Citizen is appreciated here,
and Ave all rejoice to know that Ave
have a fearless Journalist in the Ter
NOTES FROM CAMP GRANT";
Camp Grant, Dec. 27., 1870.
Col. Bernard, and Lieut. Kyle, of 1st
Cavalry, avIio left Camp BoAvie the
21st inst., with a detachment of cav
alry, touched here Christmas day hi
pursuit of the "cursed reds" who
lately plundered and run off the oxen
pertaining to the freight train of Tul
ly, Ochoa & DeLong.
Col. B's command, accompanied by
Lieuts. Whitman and Robinson, 3d
Cavalry, Mr. Oscar Hutton, Post
Guide, and 40 enlisted men of the gar
rison, left the post at an early hour
yesterday, to continue the chase (avo
hope) Avith good effect. Such prom
ising to be the result. The trail is
large, easily folloAvcd, and strange to
say, is not more than 8 or 10 miles
from this camp leading through a
portion of the Arivapa canon, and
thence northward, probably, to the
Apache or Pinal mountains.
Later. Lieut. Whitman Avas un
able to proceed Avith the expedition on
account of severe illness, and conse
quently returned to-day, accompanied
by an escort consisting of one entire
cavalry-soldier ! How careless ?
Hill Beachy. That prince of
pioneer stageinen, is reported to have
purchased the line from the railroad
at Reno to Virginia, Nevada. Hill
got rich at staging and mining in
Idaho and Nerada, and Ave suppose
has got this short line just to keep his
hand in till something extensive and
more daring presents itself.
E take this method of respetfuliXT
announcing: to our friends and JL
the citizens of Arizona in genera ,
that Avehave just received,
and are now open
ing rEW AND COMPLETE STOCK
From Eastern Markets, .
BOOTS & SHOES,
Also full stock ol
BRIDLES, CHAINS. COLLARS
Mule & Horse Shoes,
-And in fact overytliiiijE
OUR STOCK Having been selected with
great care by one of the firm, and Avith
special reference to this market, we are
confident that Ave can sell our goods aa
CHEAP IF NOT CHEAPER
than any other House in the Territory.
We are therefore certain that as to quality
and adaptability to the wants of the com
munity our stock is unsurpassed.
ifor these reasons we respecttully solicit
a share of the public patronage, feeling
assured that our goods and prices cannot
ail to give entire satisfaction.
TULLY.iOCHOA & DkLONG.
New San Diego Business Directory
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA.
Wholesale & Retai S
FORWARDING AND COMMISSION
Will buy in San Francisco on commis
sion, and forward via San Diego to
any point in Arizona Avithout extra charge
Any order accompanied by the cash, or
sufficient references, addressed to W.
"B. Holcomb, our partner in San Francis
co, or to the firm in San Diego, will re
ceive prompt attention. Address
W. B. Holcomb, McDonald & Co.,
Pier 13, Stewart St., San Diego, .,
San Francisco. 4tf
W. B. BANCROFT,
"Wholesale and. Jtotrall
&c, &c, &c., &c.
Goods at San Francisco prices. Corner
of 5th and G Streets, NEW SAN DIEGO.
A. PAULY & SONS,
FORWARDING AND COMMISSION
Goods sent in our care Avill be forwar
ded over the Fort Yuma Road Avitb dis
patch. Mark goods care of A. P. & SONS,
San Diego, California. Ctf
Wh oles a 1 c
Deale rs i n
Corner of Fourth and IC Streets,
New San Diego, Cal. 7tf
A. S. GRANT.
Y.'. AV. STEAYART.
J. N. TAYLOR.
Gordon, Stewart a
Commission, and Dealers in Hay.
Grain, and General Mer
chandise, AND PAY HIGHEST CASH PRICE FOR
Stf WOOL AND HIDES.
JfJSW SAN DIEG O, UAL.
For Young Ladies,
A School for boarders and day scholars
has recently been opened in the eity of
Tucson, under the auspices of His Lord
ship the Right. Iteverend J. B. Salpointc,
Bishop of Arizona, and conducted by the
Sisters of St. Joseph.
The buildir.tr is litted up to afford ac-
conimodatioi." necessary lor the health
and comfort of the vountr ladies in atten
The educational course comprises everv
useful and ornamental branch, suitable
for A-ounrr ladies.
Scholastic vear is divided into two ses
sions, commencing on the first of Septem
ber and ending the twenty-ninth of June.
rupils will be received at any time, ana
charged only from the date of entrance.
Board and tuition, per session,... 8125. 06
"Washing and mending 15.00
Bed and bedding 10.00
Music and use of instruments 50.03
Drawing and painting 12.00
Wax, hair, etc., ilower making 12.00
Private lessons, per month 10.00
Terms tor day pupils, per monm. .
rnmary classes, per nionin a.uu
Board during vacation, per month. 40.00
School books at current prices.
Particular Attention paid to Plain
and Ornamental .Needle-Work
Free of Charge.
The Uniform consists ol a black drea
for Winter, and white for Summer, a white
vail and a pint Sash. Each young lady ia
to be proA'ided with four dresses, Avhite
aprons, a good supply of underclothing
table napkins, a knife, fork and spoon,
and postage stamps.
At the close ot the second session an ex
amination and exhibition Avill take piace,
at Avhieh premiums will be" distributed
according to merit.
iN. U. lhis School was opened on the
6th of June, 1870, and will continue during
vacation. For particulars apply to the
2-t STSTER SUPERIOR.