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TUCSON, PIMA CO., A. T., SATURDAY, JULY 29, 1871.
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PRESCOTT TO BRADSHAW.
Preliminary The Trip Character
ot Country Quartz Discoveries
Work Done Other Improvements
matters In General.
Prescott (A. T.), July 18, 1871.
Following one of these Summer thun
der showers, this location is one of the
most delightful to look at and live in
I ever knew in the mountains. Nature
cannot improve it in any particular,
whether she desires to or not. This is
the condition 1 find the scene this
morning ; and it is fortunate, for it is
a disagreeable task for me of late to
scribble anything in favor of a quartz
excitement. The hardest work about
the newspaper business, in my humble
opinion, is to learn what not to put in
print. Regarding these quartz dis
coveries, where attended with excite
ment, I think it a good rule to studjr
how not to say anything favorable of
them until the entire wind-work has
given way to considerable amount of
money and muscle, and the showing
proves incontrovertible. I think I
have seen the honest miner somewhere,
and all his giddy followers. Perhaps
I have been a little of both myself.
He is a nice fellow to travel with, and
an affectionate and otherwise interest
ing bed-fellow. I have given the sub
ject a good deal of hard study, more
from necessity than inclination, and
conclude that the honest miner and his
fellow miserable, "Loathe poor In
dian," will find their "last ditch" in
The trails to Bradshaw are con
stantly watched by the Tonto or other
Apache, and it behooves one to look up
a little company before starting on the
journey. It is not good for man to be
alono more than a mile from town
not in the day time. Now, your hon
est miner's word is good as his bond,
and better when he can get whisky.
I was very happy in finding transpor
tation in the shape of a horse, with a
rope on it, in the willows west of town,
but saddles were common property,
and all out, and a good deal of warm
walking resulted ere I connectd on
that. The honest miner was in a hur
ry to get away, you see ; he was anx
ious to work on his claim shovel out
the sulphurets, etc. I am indebted to
Ed."W. Wells, Recorder here, for favors,
and will say in his behalf, that he is
young and hath virtue in his looks,
and if he keeps a stiff upper lip, the
devil will not get him. Now, when I
was already to start, my crowd of hon
est miners were nowhere to be seen.
Finally I found one ready to go, but
he knew nothing about the others; and
so 1 kept wandering about and cross
ing the Plaza for two days and three
nights trying to collect this crowd of
"old seeds and get out of town.
When the first would appear sober, the
last would be merging into a state of
glorious indifference to Bradshaw, un
til I was almost desperate enough to
get drunk myself. The excuses these
cusses would make, were eminently
characteristic. One claimed that he
hadn't seen his family for several
months, and that I cauldn't blame him
for wanting to pass one night in the
bosom thereof. On inquiry, that
" bosom " proved to be very common
property round town. Another want
ed to borrow 5 to bust a certain game
with. All this I could stand. But
the fellow that wanted a five in case
he killed a certain son, etc., was rather
refreshing; I wanted to argue the case
a little first. "Why, certainly," he
replied, "all it requires at worst is to
pay the hne beiore the Justice; tor
should it go before the Grand Jury, it
won t cost me anything, and I will re
turn you the money at the close of the
There was no use, I just harnessed
up my infernal machine in the shape
of a "cay use horse," and resolved to
follow the first man that headed to
ward Bradshaw. The first six miles
south to a sawmill, is a wagon road
through open pine, oak, juniper, wal
nut and grassy hills; then six miles
over an easy divide on to the east fork
of the Hassayampa more timber,
grass, etc., stopping an hour or two
in view of some good-looking potato
patches and small wild strawberries.
Thence the trail is split by Mt. Union
for several miles the right hand the
steeper and shorter; hard road enough.
Camped for the night on Turkey creek
or where it should be; water in holes.
By going the short cut, our little party
escaped the attentions of a score or
more Apaches, who fired into Jo. Vo
shay and one Jack Leonard latter
may lose an arm. Travel along Tur
key creek several miles, past ruins of
of Bully Bueno mill and mine, over a
divide to Battl" Flatnamed in honor
of a siege some years ago wherein no
one was killed. A fine pine grove
here; but the hills carry little timber
and have been burned over along the
trails. Near this point the main trail
is again divided this time by Brad
shaw mountain proper. Eight hand
trail by Minnehaha Flat, much chop
ped up; left hand one straight up over
the mountains, several miles nearer to
the mines and the best trail anyhow.
The Del Pasco mine and four-stamp
mill is located in this mountain; mill
not quite ready to crush; rock, gold
bearing. "Minne" Flat has timber
and town site pretensions; water in
holes along the creek bed. A couple
miles up stream, thence a zigzag climb
up the face of a high mountain, and
a mile or so more takes one along to
the dividing ridge whereon is located
Bradshaw City, looking two ways for
Sunday, and "pretty good for high,"
though the main mines and town are
on the first ridge south of Bradshaw
Peak. Whole distance from Prescott,
say 40 miles, and somewhat east of
south. Bradshaw City is the only
improvement in that line yet that
looks like a town; twenty houses, per
haps, Summer finished. Fine timber
north of divide for building, and
granite rocks in abundance naturally
quarried for same or other purposes.
South of the ridge and down the can
yon along and across which strikes
"the Tiger" ledge, are clumps of rocks,
trees pine, oak and juniper and cer
tain spots located as town and mill
sites. Let these interests settle them
selves as they always do, however
much newspaper noise to the contrary.
At present Bradshaw City has the
bulge, and must serve as a point to
measure from birdseye fashion. A
splendid view is obtained from the top
of the granite knobs immediately east
or west of town. In a clear day, the
"Picacho" south of the Gila is visible;
the Oatman Flat mountain, southwest
on the Gila road; Mount Goodwin,
toward the head of that river; the
Mogollon range, east; the San Fran
cisco and Bill Williams peaks, north
over 80 miles; and mountains near the
Colorado (westward) are also in view.
Wickenburg is but little further from
Bradshaw (south and west) than Pres
cott, and may be reached by a road
that will sort of leave Prescott out in
the cold. A road, I think, can be
made down to Salt river more readily
still. In either case, much money and
muscle will, be required to carry a
first-class Washoe grade into the Brad
shaw discoveries. The road question
is one of general speculation as yet.
I was about three days at Bradshaw
traveled about some among the dis
coveries and works, but the "Tiger"
is the representative interest of the
district. It is supposed to crop out
north ot town at the. ".Benton, or be
yond, and to be traceable south a mile
or two and is so claimed. The dis
covery claim is about midway, down
in the gulch 1,000 feet north of that
point, and bonded to John Boyd as
agent of Lent, Hurst & Co. The first
200 feet south is bonded to Dunne
agent of Hobart, a mill man of
Washoe. The next claim south is
Riggs & Co.'s which ends anjr par
ticular work under way. Bill Walsh
is supei intending Boyd's shaft, and
sorting ore for shipment, and is as
sisted in the latter business by Dunne,
who is getting his 200 feet in the gulch
prospected gratis, you see, by Biggs &
Co. and Boyd. The ledge crops above
the surtace at Walsh's shaft (now 60
feet deep) about 10 feet wide; surface
ore would pay to mill, so said, if there
were a mill on the ground. The bot
tom of shaft shows the west wall per
fect, next to which is four feet of very
hard quartz, all of which would per
haps smelt or otherwise go $40 to 60
per ton; to the eastward there is a clay
"hortie" of two or three feet iu thick
ness, when a vein of very rich ore six
to 10 inches through is found. The
ease wall is not yet reached, and how
the ledge will terminate at the depth
of 100 feet, remains to be seen. That
is the depth intended as the initial
prospect, beside the shipment of 20
tons to exhibit and reduce accordingly.
Water will doubtless be found sufficient
to run steam works, and timber is
plentiful. Eiggs & Co.'s claim crops
out 15 feet, with iron-stained quartz,
as at the discovery. Their shaft is
down fully as deep as the other, but
not on the ledge; expect to reach the
lower casing soon by drifting, if not
otherwise. Linn & Co., west of the
Boyd claim, have struck rich Tiger ore
20 feet down; ledge narrow.
It was a peculiar satisfaction to find
Walsh and Dunne there the former
cool and sarcastic in manner, and the
latter full of dry humor, and both ex
perienced. We could talk the matter
over Avith as much unreserve as a set
of old surgeons dissecting a corpse.
The question of the "Tiger" is one of
depth of shaft and extent of drifts,
more than shipments of culled ore.
The latter is merely incidental the
former essential. Such men as Walsh
and Dunne are calmly hopeful the
majority of the community very san
guine of the future. It will require
capital to prospect the district, and the
claimants are generally poor, and have
not been educated up to the point by
experience to always "take money for
quartz" when offered, as a rule. Don't
quibble as to amount, but take it. I
can learn of no money to speak of be
ing taken yet, but some instances of its
equivalent may be recorded. There is
a sad story of dull times prevalent,
and labor is the only cheap article in
the country; why living and materials
generally should be nearly one-third
more costly north than south of the
Gila, is a mystery even to the oldest
inhabitant. Bradshaw is lucky in
getting the few outsiders mentioned
interested so early; they will soon set
tle the point whether these discoveries
will justify reduction works now, or
will have to bide their time like other
districts gone before wait for rail
roads, etc. I am well pleased with
the country north of the Gila, and
will have something more to say of it
in Thk Citizen; but do let us print a
little business sense as we go along.
It will prove the better way.
Of the other ledges in Bradshaw,
the Gray Eagle gold quartz; and the
Eclipse, silver, are rich but narrow
compared to the Tiger, but less work
is done. The Vulture, at Wickenburg
(about which I shall write next), satis
isfies me that gold quartz is destined
to be an institution of no second rate
import in Central Arizona. 1 repeat,
however, for the benefit of many poor
men I know, and who know me, that
this is as dull as any other sattled por
tion of the coast, at present; that there
is little or no rush here from Nevada
or California, and that it is best for all
that this is so. Capital will prospect
the country for quartz in its own good
time hereafter. It will be several
months before the Tiger claimants can
know their fate on the present prospect.
'Ihomas Miner, from Nevada, left j
for the Gila yesterday, expecting to
make that his final rendezvous before i
moving on the Pinal, Mogollon and !
White mountain country in search of ;
placer diggings. He don't carry the '
complete confidence of the community
with him, but 1 look on such cases in 1
this way if men will spend their own !
time in prospecting at all, whether they 1
strike it or not, it should be suihcient
excuse. They needn't look through J
miners' eyes when on the ground, if I
they haVe any judgment of their own.
It is by such expeditions that the j
country is ever prospected. His yarn i
is less incoherent than traditions of j
Arizona that carry off wiser men. J
uive mm a cnance. vv .
APPLICATION FOR PATENT.
Register's Oefice, U. S. Land Office, 1
Prescott, Arizona, June 15, 1871. f
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL
whom itnay concern, that Wm. F.
Scott aud James Lee have this day filed in
this Land OfSce an application for a patent
from the United States, under an Act of
Congress approved July 26, 186(5, and Acti
supplementary thereto, to the following
described argentiferous mining claim,
known as the Neguilla Mine, situated in
the Sierra de Amole Mining District,
county of Pima and Territory of Arizona,
which said mining claim embraces 1,993
2-10 lineal feec on said Neguilla lode, to
gether with a tract of land for mining and
milling purposes appurtenant to said
mine, as more fully shown by the diagram
accompanying said application ; the said
mininjr claim Deiner bounded and described
as follows : It is situated on the south
base of Soap Weed Peak, about one mile
west of the Soap Weed Gap, in the Sierra
de Amole mountain range, and beginning
at the N. W. corner of said claim, at a
post marKca "jn. a. s jl. M. Co. No. 1,"
in a stone mound, on the right and west
bluff bank of a ravine running south, and
from which a large rock on the apex of
Soap Weed Peak bears N. 33 degreeB E.,
29.91 chains distance ; thence 8. 50 de
grees E. along the N. boundary at a varia
tion oi ltf degrees 54 minutes E., one chain
to a deep ravine running south ; thence
direct on 6aid line to 5 chains, opposite
which point a shaft and mining works are
150 links south ; thence to 7 chains, from
which point the top of a hill bears N. and
S and ends 100 links south of line in
heavy quartz croppings: thence in same di-
rnnHnn "Itt OS o ..:. .
thence on a line to 18 chains where ravine
runs south ; thence to 24 chains where low
ridge runs south ; thence to 30.20 chains to
a post marked "N. S. & L. M. Co. No. 2,"
in a sione mouna, oeing tne jn. js. corner
of said claim, from which the large rock
which is on the apex of Soap Weed Peak
bears N. 9 V decrees W. and a hierh conical
peak bears S 30 E. ; thence 8. 40 degrees
E., 3.03 chains to a post marked "N. S. &
L. M. Co. No. 3," in a stone mound ;
tnence jn 50 degrees VV. along the south
boundary 30.20 chains to a post marked
"N. S. & L. M. Co. No 4;" thence N 40
degrees E along the west boundary 3.03
chains to the place of beginning, contain
ing 9 15-100 acres. Any person or persons
claiming adversely to said applicants must
as required by law file a notice of the same
in this office within ninety days from the
first day of publishing hereof.
je24-3m WM. J. BERRY, Register.
APPLICATION FOR PATENT.
U. S. Land Office, Prescott, A. T. I
Register's Office, June 23. 1871. f
OT1U1S IS KEKEBY GIVEN TO ALL
whom it may concern, that Polhamus
& Gunther have this day filed in this office
an application for a Patent from the United
States, under an Act of Congress approved
July 26, 1866, and Acts supplementary
thereto, to the following described argen
tiferous galena mining claim, known as the
Flora Temple Mine, situated in the Castle
Dome Mining District, county ol Yuma
aud Territory of Arizona, which said min
ing claim embraces 2,000 lineal feet on said
Flora Temple lode and 100 feet on each
side of the course run, in accordance with
the customs of said mining district, as is
more fully shown by a diagram accompany
ing said application : Commencing at this
point, which is situated S. 33 deg's, 35 min
utes W from the south face of Castle Dome
peak; and S. 71 degrees W. from the north
face of the most prominent peak next south
in thcDomerange; thence runnings. 18 de
grees, SO minute3 E., 20 30.100 chains: also
running N 71 degrees, 30 minutes W., 10
chains, making in all 2,000 feet of surface
ground, taking in as aforesaid 100 feet on
each side of the course run.
The said claim is named the Flora Tem
ple; is a rock claim composed of argentif
erous galena, and situated about 330 feet
west and running parallel to the Castle
Dome and Buckeye mines, In said Castle
Dome Mining District, county of Yuma
and Territory of Arizona, and upon unsur
Any person or persons claiming adversely
to said applicants must, as required bylaw,
file a notice of the same in this office within
ninety days from the first day of the publi
cation hereof. WM. J. BERRY,
TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN.
This gives notice that the Assessment
Roll for the year A D. 1871, has been coil
pleted and is now on file in my office tor
the inspection of all persons interest. ,
and that the Board ot Equalization vi- '
meet on the first Monday in July, A 1).
1871. OSCAR BUCKALEW,
Recorder and Clerk of the Board of Equal
ization. Tucson, June 24, 1871. je24-7w
ESTATE OF CHARLES McKINNEY,
Deceased. Notice is hereby eiven to
all persons having claims against the estate
of Charles McKinney, deceased, to present
the same, with the necessary vouchers, to
the undersigned, at his office in Tucson, A.
T., within one year from the date of this
notice, or they will be barred by law.
JOHN S. THAYER,
Tucson, July 15, 1871. jyl5-4w
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