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Vol. XIII. No. 37.
PRESCOTT, ARIZONA, FRIDAY EVENING, SEPTEUIBER 15, 1S76.
THE ARIZONA MINER.
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY,
T. J. BUTLEE.
Tb fintnmnbT of the WEEKLT Miner m Iiiardon
J-th 9, lMt. &uA in thil, lu thirteenth year, it can,
lth troth, claim to be the oldest, and best ntvrspapei
a the Territory:
ji.Corr.One Year S7.00
Six Months 4.00
" Three Months 2.50
rflogl Copies 25
One loch O-ne ' tyF). 'n column. 83.00 for first
ysifrtlon and 1.50 per Inch for each additional lnertio'n.
i liberal discount from above rates will be made to per-
an who advertise largely by the year, half year or
Professional and business cards inserted upon reasona
Persons eudinir ns money for subscription, adVertisinjr
er lob work, may forward it by aail, or otherwise, at
ibeir own risk.
Ltgal Ttndtr yotet takenat par in payment for tub
tcription, adetrtiting and job icork.
jy TEIlM. In advance invariably.
FOR THE MINER.
W. Crane, 426 Slonteoinery
Xtw Iorfc W. II. Ferris, 301 Xorth 22d street.
Tuma James Abepg.
Ehrentterg A. FraoK.
VTickenlurg C. & A. Sta?e Co.
Jlardyville Jas. P. llull.
Tallapai Mining DixtrictCovr itTotU, Cerbat.
Fhanix J. T. Alsap.
latt J'hanixW. 1$. Hellings &. Co.
Florence J . Collinirwuod.
Jueton J. 8. Mansfeld.
Address all orders and letters to
"THE MINER." Prescott, Arizona.
WM. M. BUFFUM
Still Occupies the Old Stand, West Side
of the Plaza,
And is in receipt of a Large Invoice of
New and Desirable Goods,
"With others Ordered and on the Way.
Ills customcrr and the public generally can there find
as heretofore, anything they may need in the way of
Staple & Fancy Dry Goods
LADIES' AND GENTLE MENS'
J. P. IIARGRAVE,
Attorney and Counselor at L.av
Office East side of Plaza, Prescott
I MENS AND BOYS HATS
Boots and. Slioes9
PERFUMERY & TOILET ARTICLES,
HARDWARE, TIN & WOODENWARE
0B0CKERY, GLASS AND EARTHEN'WABE
FROM PECK TO BIG BUG, VIA AGCA FKIA
Editor M:neh: On leaving the Peck
mine, I crossed over to the Silver Prince, a
half mile to the southeast, where I stayed
over night with its owners, Messrs. Hough
teling and Curtin, who are finishing off a
new and commodious house in a style which
says plainly that they are inteuding to stay,
and well they may, for they have a mine
that is a mine. In their Xorth tunnel they
hav just struck a body of rich ore, well up
in the thousands. The lode of vein matter
is 10 leet wide, and.they arc not yet through
it at this point. They have three shafts of
100, 00, and 3.j feet each, and all in vein
matter. First-class ore shipped to ban
Francisco from the Silver Prince has reali
zed an average of 2,470 per ton, and
second-class ore $818 per ton.
The Black "Warrior, owned by Doc.
Smith, Butrick and Iloughtehng, is first
South of the Silver Prince, and has 2 J
feet of rich vein matter, excellent for smelt
ing, and which has paid an average of over
G O O D S, $300 per ton. Some first-class ore sold in
San Francisco for over $1,200 per ton, gold
coin. On the Black "Warrior is one tunnel
of 50 feet, and one shaft of 40 feet.
The Curtin mine is the first North of
the Silver Prince, not yet developed, but no
doubt is verv rich. There are many other
locations, owned by Col. Biglow, Schultz
and others, which are no doubt valuable
and which should be developed at once.
One mile North of the Silver Prince is a
tained there to keep 10 stamps in constant
TheAztlan mill during the past week
700 feet and opened the mine well. The
vein pitches westward into the hill, -very flat
it an angle of about 38 degrees, and the ore
Avorkcdsome over 5 tons of ore from trie is louna on tne upper siue in uic icugu, uu
Santa Maria which is rich in silver and cop- der the hanging wall, the pay streak averag-
ncr the result beiu" from 1,500 to 2,000 ing fifteen inches in thickness. The ore for
ounces of bullion. This has not yet been 40 to leet in uepm is irr wuuug
the ex- and is what has been worked thus tar at the
100 brood mares. "With him are four or
five families who arc coining here to settle.
About 10 miles nearlv "West from Bogg's,
on the Agua Fria, is the pleasant home of j
Mr. Chas. E. Hitchcock and family. The
bluffs and mountain slopes about here are
literally filled with rich veins of gold and
,.i.;i. ,;toi in fw..lnn whim assayed, and I cannot therelore gie
it will without doubt becomea prosperous act value. I yesterday visited the mill, in mill; below that point sulphurets appear.
i;--f comnanv with Mr. Bowers, oi the firm ot aud the ore will require roasting.
To the North of Mr. Hitchcock's 4 miles, Bowers '& Richards, owners of the mill, and water in springs in four places above the
in first-rate condition for vein and below one Oi the sprints water
IS UlC WCU KUUnU OinCt UCU LU1I11, imhui wimui. w..0 w
:, i.: ti.nrnn.ri.iir nnnnpd for work work. A lame amount of ore from the conies into the vein at n depth of 65 feet
bv Mr Thompson who has freed the 90-foot Peck is now on hand, and the Peck Com- while 10 feet south of that point, is a shaft
.i"..ft fmn, wnt,.r nnd U .min.r to nush work muv are uow running three pack-trains 135 feet deep and as dry at the bottom as a
ni"ht and day. This ore is first-class smelt- packing ore from the mine to the mill, powder horn. In the bottom of that shaft
:. .,..,1 o irin ,.rtnn Tin. v..in ji distance of 20 to 25 miles, and seem i10 comnanv are now sinkim: a cross-cut
JUL! UJL, UlUl l'- 1 1
C ' l . - 1 1 si I 1 . " . . A l . .1
is a "ood 2-foot one and promises to become determined to pusu uusmess 10 an eunj juiu tlirougu tne vein 10 prmrct me saim: auu. ai,
verv valuable. Many odicr veins of good successful issue. last accounts were in abont 80 feet finding
min.r:il too numerous to mention, are loca- Many more matters of importance, Mr. lmnchcs and thin streaks of good mineral ia
ted in the region about between Big Bug Editor, might be written for the Mixer, t,l(J vcin ,nattcr iririnc good hopes of a pay
ii rpri-c A slmrt desnrintion of but as I leave Prescott for the southern streak on the foot wall also. Mr. Ridenonr
ilJV 1J t ll.V VV.VI" w - - 1 1 - 1
some ieadin" ones on Lynx Creek will be portion of the Territory, on Tuesday next, I has bccn tlc manager of the mill, and dot
given in my next.
H. C. IIodoe.
Big Bug, A. T., Sept. 1, 1876.
heavy and rich copper vein, of which but
little has been said, but which in time will
be very valuable. The vein has been loca
ted by Messrs. Roberts, Poland, Boggs and
From the Peck mine to Bumblebee Flat
is 15 miles southeast; anil from thence to
Jack Swilling's, 10 miles. The route is
ii tV.tlilllj , UrMiKhfiW
nX? lTe :0 be mountainJ, across Turkey Creek, and thence
II. II. CARTTER,
And Conveyancer. County Building.
PAPER HANGINGS, LAMPS, CLOCKS,
Mining and Fanning Tools,
have not the time for further items. During au tj,e assaying, melting and refining of bni-
the ensuing month I go to California, and jj0I1) an( turns out bars U50 fine. Mr. Cro
thcucc to the E.t3tern States, where I hope 7jcr js uoss at the mine, and also does all
to be able, through the public press, and by tac blacksmithing at the mine and between
i ... , 1 1 ..r 1 . t.i .1 ...r
inn bug. black CANYON, and aztlan Lccturesto assist in my ieeuie way in giwg ticm eVcrvthing connccteu witn uic mine
that prominence to Arizona, and especially an( mjjj js runnjng smoothly and economi-
its wonderful mining interests which it dc- cMv cup.jorting about 50 men and making-
serves. Hoping on my return in the Spring Want a camp as is to be found to-day ia
. . i 1 V..l. I
to meet all my Arizona inenus, j.orui, Urizona.
South East and West, among whom arc n Evnress wacon runs to Mineral Park
manv of the noblest specimens of manhood, amj oncu a wccjj on which I came over
T am. verv trulv. vours, H. C. Hodoe. I iMi Cnml- and shall return Saturday. Thc-
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Office South Montezuma St, Prescott.
,T. GOLDW ATER & BRO.,
Torwarding and Commission Merchants,
Ehrenberg. Arizona Territory.
Attends to Calls at all Hours.
Prescott, June 17, 187r.
READY PAY STORE,
South Montezuma Street,
down to the east of Black Canyon. In
places all along Turkey Creek and Black
Canvon are many placer and other mines
now being worked.
Swillinir's ranch is below the mouth of
OPPOSITE DAN HATZ'S HOTEL, Black Canyon where the Agua Fria unites
is Chx Fun or with its waters it is a fine grazing rancli
IV E W Gr O O X with 50 or more acres of good farming laud.
i 1 j - i i r
of every .lewription. and Jns tho r'P wr nuneen. u rpj ig ow on tin; railCll 1 10 lieau m cai-
fir larucis, uu h; - ,
t npe h ps imrscb ami muiw.
n:i4m fit rtih itnifiil till
neede.l by tliera Choj for Ciish or Kca.ly Pay.
supplies, just received, of the following articles,
JOIIS Vf. IXONAKD.
LEONARD & WEBER,
Attorneys and Counselors at Law.
Mineral Park, Mohave County, A. T.
II. N. ALEXANDER,
ATTORNEY -A-T X,-"Wa
Yuma, Arizona Territory.
Will practice in nil the Courts of the Territory.
To the west of Swilling's, some 10 miles,
are the newlv discovered mines of Swilling,
-r..,. ilrnoin ATfrrnr and otlierS. all OI
..1LWWH. t V '' , ..x.
irlnoli 'rive, irreat nroniise ol irrand results.
........ - o i v'
the several mines are the
Swilling, Tiptop. Bcsciie, Silver Jack-, 4tli
Glycerine, coal oil, castor on. iuickih v.. o jUV ana oiUCl', ami u uicau
. . - : . nn zip i rtn I ' -
from 2 to 4 feet wide, having an cxcccumg-
Cunnwl FruitH, Moats, Voro tables.
Dried Fru'ts, by thelKix, barrel or pound ; Picks, Pans,
I Shovels, nml Gum Hoots
water," by th pint, pound, quart or gallon,
imna a nrn rrraAHS. PIPES. WIIES
rale of prices war-
rantmclnwhiM-erinffto my Pioneer friends, an d to ill
new comers, that the? can 1o better by purchasing of me
ID3D inpin i " .;,.. r.,.i Vrm
GreenlKWks. (iohl "Join, ihuhod, -
Produce and County Scrip taken in enhance for onds.
EniTon Mixeh: In concluding my de
scription of my late trip through the Brad-
shaw mountains and contiguous localities. I
shall be brief, though several long articles
might be written on the subject.
After leaving Mr. Hitchcock's on the Big
Bug Creek, I next visited Poland's camp,
two miles up the Creek to the West. This
camp is well up on the divide between Big
Bug and Lynx Creeks, and is a wild and
romantic situation. Large bodies of spruce,
pine, fur and other timber cover the moun
tain sides and the gulches, ravines and can
yons. Water is abundant and permanent
in these gulches and canyons', and deer ami
wild turkeys abundant, with now una men
a bear to vary the scene. During thunder
stormsand, one occurred while 1 was there
the scenery is grand and sublime. The
lightning flashing almost continuously
from point to point of lofty mountain
spurs, the roll, rattle and crash of the thun
der was almost deafening, and for a time it
seemed that Dame Nature was getting up a
grand display for our especial benefit
Within an hour the sky was clear and se
rcne. the air cool and balmy, and all nature
pleasant and gay. To appreciate a thunder-
. 4 1. - 11.
the mountains, one musi, ue inuiu,
Prescott, A. T. Sept. 11, ISTti.
FUOM PKESCOTT TO x-Aiitv
Park is the largest town in the County andi
in the centre of the best mines of Waliapau
The best silver mill in Arizona is here,.
known as Mineral Park mill, five stamps and
. . .
a roaster. Although tue mm run success
fully for a while and there is plenty of ore
Mi.NKKAi. Paiik, A. T.. Sept. 7th, 18TC.
h IHTIllt MivKit : Although the Enter-
urise gives to vou and its other readers the
regular and irregular items of news from tQ .fc runnjn? aua nmke a grand success.
Mohave County. I scnil you tuesc lines a financ:aii.. thu d 1 has got his fans in on
showing how things appear to one of the -t somcho'w, am the mill has shut down and
Yavapai tribe. 'Ihrce wccks ago i ti. f'omnanv has gone into insolvency, fraud.
Prescott and came to this section on busi- frcc7C0Ut ami all kinds of shenanigan aro
ncss. stopping at old Lamp V allapai, Ainu i i unon tlc owners and managers.
Rock. Fort Hock, Uottonwootis ana nai.iv- , f . , j;e Jn .lcS ar0UnU mo
berry and got two fearful and wonderful miH M(1 curs.cs both i0Ull nm ,ioci), give at
wettings by thunderstorms on tne roau. ai- , .. uj,)hur0U8 gnicu to the air and
ter leaving the immediate vicinity of Prescott . . . a yidnitv. Those
the crops along the route looked thin nl1 who ti,;nk ti,cy know, say that in a few
unpromising trom lack ot moisture, oat n aU djjiiculties will be settled and
the rains of August had tallen m July mere . jmd minus be in full 0.)erution again.
would have been no complaint. t ti1(! mantimc the stisiicnsions give the
The ranch of Tip Wilder at Anvil llock ,... .nor(1 tim0 to conilcr Territorial
lies hidden from view in a canyon among the I d County politics and naturally they are
CO acres ot line
B. II. WEAVER.
Juno 1st, 167G.
J. N. McC AND LESS,
PHYSIdAX ATD SUKCrEOX,
Uast side of Moutezuma St, bet. Gurley &
Willis 3 doors north of Head & Co.'s
JOHN E. NAY LOU,
Attorncr and Counselor at Law,
and Notary Public.
rinrnlx. Maricopa County. Arizona Territory
MIT VT MASTERSON.
ATTORNEY -AT LAW,
OfJico Row, Prescott
raranai County. J. T.
WILL D. SOUTIIWORTII,
ATTORNEY JT LAW,
Notary Public for Arizona, ami Commis
sioner of recd Tor Colorado.
Prescott Arizona Territory.
ED. W. WKLW,
Cll IS. T. ItAVDUN".
Marieiipa County, A. T.
CHAS. T. HAYDEN & CO.,
EVERY VARIETY OF MERCHANDISE,
Have conrtantly on hand that superior brood
" FAWI8LY FLOUR
Prom tho Hayden Mills, also
Uraiiam r iour,
and Cracked Wheat,
Are sow rtccivhig a large aortmoni of
Direct from New York,
POR S-AXiTC LOW FOR CASH,
CHAS. T. HAYDEK &. CO.
Prescott. September 10, IsTj.
lv rich strata of from 8 to 14 inches which
shows from $S0O to $3,000 per ton by assay,
Over 30 men are at work in and about this
Camp, and all have high hopes.
From Jack Swilling's to .Mr. .1. lCKers
on the Agua Fria, is 22 miles, in a north
eastern direction. The route is most ot the
wavovern high mesa plateau elevated a
thousand feet or more above the bottom ot
the canyons, and this plateau, though bro
ken in many places by deep and abrupt
canvons, presents to the eye a level surface
for a distance ot scores ot miles. Mi. ick
cvs and other members of the family own
uitiful Vnllev at the
iunctiou of the Agua Fria and Ash Creeks,
which contains nearly or quae uu
of good farming land. They have harvested
this vear nearlv 100 acres of wheat which
yielded 1,800 bushels a sample oi wnicn is
herewith sent the Mixer ofiice. The soil is
a sedimentary loam, good for wheat, corn,
vegetables, etc., and the big, luscious mei-
bv Mr. Vickers wouiu
itrirm in I
.t..c,.ivnC m nnnromatn rocks and contains 50 or ou acres oi uno u-ceivins due uttention.
ccSanune.u three feet of the thc resident candidate of thi
ITS rrr'UKIlMir ailU SUUUlllll Jiww. i """ , 1 l " ' . J
f i vni.,l,ln niinoa surface, and he has a fane crop ot corn County has recently gone to California and
w..t..,i nin.t of which have licen worked to all the vegetables needed on a ranch. He wiU not rcturn for two or three weeks hardly
........ ti.o Pninnd vpiti is but a has about S00 head ot cattle and 'o noes .lllo,v;n,r i,;mself time to make a very carc-
.L., kf'np tVnm canni. a ffood 4 W-foot and takes life easy as one should under such fu, c,um of th(J Tcrritory before Novem-
1.-.. i......: i.i lvnr and lead. Mr. circumstances. ber 7th. Evidently there will not beany
Unborn who isnow at thc Centennial, took At Fort Kock, just out of the dividing L uch entim5jnsm this fall ns avos manifested
rock to San Francisco line between laupiu ....... ? tw(, vc:irs njr0, and it (iocs not, scum uj
I . . ... . A? IMH At 1 .... . tT
,,,iv.u v. liw-1 shows Dud llollister nas u nm: lunuii "Mfiim,r,i. ...., . nr i k a lull vote coma
samples of average
for assnv. and an
from SI to A:ilO per ton in old and sil- the best stock ranges on the northern roaii. mU un,ess some excitrnient ia raised
vnr nnd"a lar-o i cr cent of lead, was the Two families have .settled in with him and ai,0llt iocnl otlices. A great many voters
ter, and a larBc ptr oi , tlu old stand presents a more lively and have tailed to register as yet, and may not
result. ' f,loll nrnrimfliri. ,m t, tin noils. Much dissatisfaction ia
;. .-.-.rr..,, :0 n ilslif m, nrosnerous appearance tnan ever uciure.
me Jicsam - . . noIls.tcr
o...t. r,. . . iMflnnir ana oneninii u-n r .
Vmm thn-e nounds of thc clay and by stealim
i iv.il. - - - i I
..ri. htm, from their dumi) Pile I obtain- crops, for years
his cattle, horses, mules and
but he has stuck by thc
lis choice until now lie can see lair
J8H A. KCill.
HUSH & WELLS,
Prescott. Yavapai County, Arizona,
TVHl strictly attend to all civil 'XiZ
in the se vt-ral Courts of Record In tha Territory . A usiraris
of till. J to JUnin "claim, aud Realty accurately prepared.
Prumpt attention (riven 10 coiieowin-.
WM. Jf. KELLY.
V. A. STEIMIEXS
-tv n firnTtTTJ17VC
-r-r- C5 A aENTS
jCi W -J
And Wholesale and Ketail Dealers In
Boots, Shoes,Hosiei y9
j. w. BROO, r-ir,,v. Confectionery
Fancy Goods, Yankee Notions,
Enquire at Clay- Corrall. McCormlck itrett.
Persons who desire the Professional Ser- Ammuniticn,
DR. WARREN E. DAY,
. .,,, Anvirr. nv MONTEZUMA
Street, between Frederick & Ueonan'i Tin Shop and
Rngglet &. Drew's store.
BLAKE & CO.,
Gold Dwt, Gold and Silver Bnllion and Ores of
aecr!ntlon melted and assayed- All assay, (rnarnnteed.
OFCE-ln bnildiuK formerly occupied by a. -v
T.xrt Co., l'rescotu .
DR. O. LINCOLN.
Office No. 2, Offlce Row, Cortez
5fe bvpermlMlon. to Drs. A. J. SI!erJ(?e alT
y. 8. A.ilcMahon. and E, S. nnnd Vitaey,
foroia. and Drs. Wm Jones, J. E. Benn and n.u.ry,
Guns, Pistols, Cutlery,
Buck Gloves, Pigs, Dates,
Nuts, Toys, and Watches.
C3-A.13E3Sr SEEDS, ETC.
Cor. Moaterama and Qnrley Streete, Prescott, A. T.
New Gunsmith Shop
Granite Creek Bottom, Prescott, Arizona,
Back of Hatha wiiy' old Meat Market.
ATjTj KINDS OF REPAIRING NEATLY
Stoves of all Kind Kcpalrcd,
All work done on u iui'w
J. C. OTIS,
Coroner, Public Administrator,
and Justice of the Peace.
One Door North of Kelly & Stephens'.
E. J. BENNITT, C. E.,
Deputy U. S. Mineral Surreyor,
Coanty Surreyor of Yarapal County.
An kind, of civil nfrlneerinsr d surveyio 5 PtP
At reasonable rates.
live and let live.
n Knrina of all kinds on Hand.
r ... -nvwr.TT.
Prescott, Aug 11, 3S76.
J. L . FISHER,
rii rcriTF 1EENT.
Auctioneer and Commission Merchant.
Office New County nuuu.
na.forsalen.anyofUie-ostdesirabl. buildir 1-u,
. j i- v tnm of Prescow.
Busier and The Avmas lmithers at the mows n.ic
' 1 " - . . T 1.1
a baud of cattle and hayc none consiuerauiu
r.O pouts in irold. and snot of
in the rock ami crevices gum i u -
Tliov also own tlic Bullion,
ntlior plnims. all of which are rich
V...V. J I ..... t
.,...'...!. ti. rT.l.ro nnd on in the airricnltural line aio.
two nines nwi, o- w . . ..i
t ,..,v Pr,,K- is the Accidental Fort llock and the iiiob are .
m? "'U. :. ' ' ,i,in, of Loar as any other points of supply lor vegc
miuo ot Uicc ami liiuuu, - - . . irckbeirv.
. , :. ioiM n.l -rl.-iil lit taOlCS IO le untii0 t-
i "()0 leet. locaicu in iowt, .n,i -
. iho Tndian troubles, and Mineral Park and Ccrbnt.
UI11L-3 ;ui iui"..a.. .... o utn
it T m it-i. - tnm i,uniiiaii iiit
. , . t.
ons set ncnnc
make the Prescottullians' mouths water.
From Mr. Vickers' to J. P. Osborn &
Sons' cattle and dairy ranch, on Ash Creek,
U three miles. The Messrs. Osborn settled
l.nro nnn vear since, have M0 head of cattle,
.: w. iMiirli i-rtws from which
OI WHICH IW '
Hwr make weekly over 100 pounds of beau
tifiil butter. They have a good home and a
i., niilk-.liouse. kept in first-rate
From Mr. Vickers', up the Agua Fria one
mile, is Mr. Probst's ranch. Ue has a line
.rn.rlpld nd an excellent garden, ana ui.
V'k - -
finest tomatoes I hayc feen m Arizona, unc
and a-h:df miles further up is Smith's ranch,
n,l hntween these two ranches on a narrow
bluff to the West, some 200 leet lugn, are
... liictnric. Yill2LTCOf42
rums nt ail HHl iii.-i"'"-""' c-
stone buildings, and under thc bluff to the
South some 20 more. To me it was an in-
.,,,,1 U indelibly nxcu in
tercsung si;,i' - - .
my mind. Immense quanUtica of finclj
lazed pottery wj scanercu uu.
Three miles lunner up is i.uv..-.
ranch of T. W. Boggs who has 160 acres,
all. -ood fanning land, 40 acres ot wnicn is
which is yery good. 3lr. uoggs is
well situated, and with a little fixing tip
and a good icife, ould have a pleasant nomc.
AHioinimr Bocgs', to tne ixorm, i u.c
,u nf-Mr- Yarbouch who has 1,900
sheep, owned by Messrs. George & Smithof
fVilifornia, winch lie nas ujuu
miles above is Hendricks & Hill's ranch
They have 66 acres in corn, beans, potatoes,
,i 11:4 miles southwest from Boggs', on
the Big Bug Creek, is the cattle ranch of
atpts. Roirers & Allen, ana n is a
, SiT-miles thence up Big Bug, is the
nortonwood ranch where Mr. Kennedy has
m Tnilch cows. Mr. K. is now on his way
.. - .. . n ... ...,i- tnnr mios irom me
vein is nrincipally go (1, tor wnicn u nu iinnaiunwum-, ' . 01
been wE b Conta ns rich deposits of Willows, and from there to IJaekberry i 24
Zr an The vein is from two to miles, down Wallapai Valley through a
iSwide. and has paid from 0 to country covered with a inagncen growU
1 Ann I ... - 1 1 1. rrP'Ica llllr. (If?
1 t rw 1 11(111 I r Otll lll'U'K "I .UUillt -
.50 ncr ton in gold, -eany ui nmi oi hi. " o-
' l . ,. i ..ii I..
ton-of the ore has Deen worweti m au. imwc oi iuci.
.1 . , e rlit nf till! IIllCK-
fn..- i,..v T nine ur K) ( t crusiier hiiu iuui lonc nnuii'v.Miia -
nristnts at their steam works, one and a-liaii berry mill the sounu oi u i
miles down the creek, which is run . day and plainly heard, cc.ioeu a u
very justly felt and shown here in regard to
mail matters, and thc changes demanded
should be made. The mail from Prescott
to Hardwille should go via HiickDurry ana
Mineral'l'ark, the route being but little Ion
rer than the present one and giving accom
modation to a thriving and permanent pop
ulation. Increase of service and new routes
are also demanded giving a cliance lor wn
cresiional candidates to make lair promises..
b II. A. B.
here from Kansas with 150 more cows,
night. Average worKings per r, u
ofore. Number of men employed at mill
and miuc is 16, who arc paid $3 per day
and board. Scores of other good mines arc
on and near Lvnx Creek, within a few miles
of this mill and mine, worthy of a full de
scription, but which cannot now be de
scribed for want of time.
The Accidental is bv trail some 10 or 12
miles southeast from Prescott. This trail
passes within one or two miles of the V ilhs
mine, and of the Aztlan mill, now known
as Bowers and Richards' mill, wnicn is
- ii tiio IVck ore.
now so succcsmui wiimo
under the superintendence of Mr. Charles
Plctz. This is a 10-stamp mill, stamps oi
which arc nm on goid-ueanng ru-v, u
on silver. The ore worked for wlvcr has
been principally from thc Peck mine, and
which has heretofore been noticed in the
columns of the Miser. First-class ore pay-
iu" $l,000per ton, and second class ore
Some 5 tons of ore from the new mining
camp, ten miles West of Jack Swilling s
ooTi was worked tne nasi wm, .....v..
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pulped $517 per ton. There arc now n.j
sntnn, of ore in that camp which the
owners, Jack Swilling, Jack Moore, Bob
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n,m nnrl othcrs.will have worK-cu ai me
UIWM i 9 ,
A,ti-,n mill i soon as transportation can uc
had to deliver it at the mill. Iam confi
,it hnf this ore will run from $300 to
over $1,000 per ton. I am informed that
Doctor Jones and others are so well pleased
new cainn. they intend tne erec
tion of a mill vrithin a few miles of it, be-
j ciiffie?nt ore can
and I lug conuueut. ui
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i,o l;il in !t most bewildering manner, aim
quite a satisfied feeling greets the tired
traveler as he rounds a point and sees
the little village with the mill, and knows
thejourncvisatanend. In the town is a
five stamp mill, a blacksmith shop, butcher
hop, store of Dans & Randall, Weaver's
boarding house, Doolittlc & McGinn's
Maloon and a number of dwelling houses.
The mine is nearly two miles from thc null
pretty well up in the Peacock range. The
mill is verv well placed for convenience m
himllinP and working ore, saving tailings,
etc. There is an abundant supply of water
from the Hackbcrry spring, which also fur
nishes water for the whole camp. Firewood
is of pinyon pine and cedar, and is furnish
ed in town and at the mill at Vt per cord.
Ore is delivered at thc mill tor $2 per ton.
Salt, used in amalgamation, is brought from
the Rio Virgin at a cost ot six cenis per
pound. The surroundings are tuns snow u
L k- r..mlilft to thc success which has
been achieved. Thc mine was discovered
bv VT. B. Ridenour and Sam Crozicr in Oc-
J , Ytn mine
tober,l8T4. Having ucmp
sufficiently to justify thc erection of a mill
they bargainetl with Davis s lumuau,
Afinerr,! Park-tonutupthemill for an m-
t-rt in thc mine and the concern, since the
miU Parted in Mav last, has been making
money fast. The mill crushes six and a half
tnn r day and the average yield for the
last two months has been about $250 per
(m The mine looks Yery well, showing
fin mineral onthe surface for 1,000 feet. The
Comnanv have suak shafts at intervals for
A Keniembriinrer of the Olden Time.
The spinning wheel of "our grand moth
er's days" is now almost a thing of thc past,
and yet a we meandered up Montezuma
street on Saturday a well preserved relic of
the faraway days of our childhood appeared
to us like an apparition, and at once a flood
of recollections came teeming through the
brain that almost caused us to doubt the re
ality of our present existence, and fancy
ourself back on thc shores of Leathcrwood
creek, listening to the whirr of the spinning
wheel on thc farther bank where for hours
in thc moonlight it was a sweet solace to
drink in thc blessed sound, knowing tnat
the wheel was turned and woolen roll drawn
out bv the hand of one whose bare feet as
thev paced back and forth over the rough
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floor with an emphatic "spat" tnat was al
most andiblo to our ear afforded sweet
er music to our youthful imagination than
the cultivated strains of all the musical cel
ebrities to whom we have been privileged to
listen during a somewhat protracted life
time. This old wheel with its spindle,
whirl, bent rim with a crease in it for thc
woolen band, with its two short legs lchind
and one long one In front stood there in n
two horse wagon in front of Cheap John's
and though we saw no owner for it, and
learned nothing of its history we saw
'Black Jack" kneeling beforo it with his
hands clasped in the attitude of prayer, and
rritwt disturbing his devotion involuntar
ily dropped upon our knees and did sucn
adoration to what seemed a spim oi uic
dreamy past as the inspiration of the mo
ii-u7. pnn V.n.. has now crowing in
the yard of his house a number of stalks ot
Egyptian wheat of a beautiful shape and
-o-1 .Ai ,t-o,u.-arel filled heads
nne gram, wnnr;""j , .y . a.
What is most remarkable about it w that
the seed from which It sprung were foutd
in a mummy case at the Smithsonian IrU
tution, and had preserved their vitality for
2 000 years. Mr. Penn will test the capacity
of the grain for flour when it matures.