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retuiutfifc'U mar lie
Pxeuscd from laking part in
)n motion of Mr. Martin, a com-
ittee of eight, selected from tho
ix payers of this county, was ap
pointed to take into consideration
jaid bids, and requested to re-
It to the Board.
he following named citizens
. e appointed on said comrait-
!e: Thomas Goodman, T. J. Bia-
well, J. H Meyers, C. H. Brinley,
A. .). Finlay, J. S. Carr, Win. R.
Larkin and Thos. Hughes.
Tho Board then look ivcess
until 7 o'clock i. m.
At that hour tlie Board vc-np-sembie,
with all present.
The committee appointed then
appeared before the Board, mid
rociyea their instructions together
within bids and specifications.
On motion, ihe committee was
instructed to report on the. same
on the 25ih hist., to which time
the Board adjourned.-
J. J. McCann. formerly of this
town, but who of late has been
prospecting in the Iluniapai Dis
trict, lias finally ".struck it" pretty
rich. From specimens which he
sent to 0. F. Townsend, our City
Marshal, and wliich that gentle
maa had assaved by Julius Sie
beck, we find the following avei
ago yield to the ion: No. I Gold, 1
$t 50; filwr, 2S ounces. $3l 40;
lead, i5 per cent., 22 50; iron, 2u
percent Total, $05 40. No. "2
Gold.SS: silver, 82 7-10 oz.. 42 51: 1
lead, 25 per cent., $22 50; iron, 20
per com. Total, $66 DO. .No. i
Gold, 44 1-10 oz., 54; silver,
35 :Vi-W) or. , $1.11 02.' Total, $1,-
A Grand Religious Fandango.
Ou Thursday night last, in that
portion of the town known as
.Rincone, bur Mexican citizens had
what we-would call a musical
prayer meeting. The day previous
the hostess was busily engaged in
baking cakes and pies for the oc
casion, whether for speculation or
not we will not attempt to say,
but a sufficient quantity to feed a
whole regiment was made. At an
early hour in the afternoon of
Thursday, the house wherein the
meeting was held was beautifully
decorated with garlands of ever
greens, and a temporary altar was
erected in one end of the budding,
also festooned with evergreens
and oyerhanged by holy pictures,
prominent among which was
Christ crucified, and at which, at
certain intervals.the congregation
would kneel in adoration and pray
er. Two rows of trees, forming an
archway, had been planted in front
and leading to tho door, and at the
outer dnd of which piles of wood
were placed preparatory to light
ing a bonti re. At about 8 o'clock,
everything being ready, the word
was given, and up went a blazing
nre,casting its refulgent rays over
that portion of the town, and the
ceremonies commenced, which
nr n f or! ri' rt nolo Iiif Vi vrrwril nn1
instrumental, and praying. The
vocai Jiumues oi tins people are
well known, but whether it was
sacred music or not, we are un
able to say. It was a grand ming
ling of voices all singing in the
same key. The instrumental mu
sic, of which we could judge, was
not very sacred, however, but it
made a terrible noise; the princi
pal instrument composing the
band being a base drum.
The programme was repeated
last night, and by special request
the same bill will be given to-night
Personals. Hon. J. E. Mc
Catf'ry, IT. y. District Attorney,
arrived here last Sunday on the
Tucson stage. We had the pleas-
I ure of an introduction to Hon.
I McCaffry, and find him to fce a
man of great abilities, and a per
I feet gentleman.
John Boyd, cashier on the San
Diego, Arizona City and Tucson
! Stage Line, who passed through
, here on his way to the latter town
; some two weeks since, returned
' to this place by last Sunday's stage,
, where he remained amonghis nu
1 morons friends until Wednesday,
1 when he left for San Diego.
Among other arrivals of note,
we find tho names of Dr. J. N. Mc
1 Candiess, John JL. Taylor and G.
1 W. Barnard, from Prescott, and
John Duff, from Khrenberg, who
are here on the trial of Gertrudes.
Asilutoof nine guns was fired
from Fort Yum i, yesterday after
noon, in honor of Col. Mason, of
the 21it Infantry, who left in the
evening for California.
Thanks. Our thanks are due
to Hon. O. A. Tweed, Judge of
the Third District Court of Ari
zona, who is at present in Sacra
mento, for a copy of the pre:.unble
and resolutions introduced in the
California Legislature by Senator
McCoy. Such favors are very acceptable.
Several items of local interest
are crowded out for want of space, j
The Court of the Second District
of Arizona met on Monday last,
Judge Beavis presiding.
The application ot M. Burns,
Esq., for admission to practice in
the several Courts of the Territory,
M. Burns, Esq., was appointed
by the Court as attorney for Ger
trudes; Clarence Gray, Esq., Dis
trict Attorney, representing the
In the matter of the Territory
of Arizona vs. Gertrudes, murder,
three venires were issued during
the week without obtaining a
jury, when Sheriff Tyng certified
that he had exhausted the county
an impartial jury could not be
obtained. Whereupon the motion
of defendant for non-suit was
taken under advisement.
The U. S. Grand Jury was im
panneled on Monday,and the Ter
ritorial Grand Jury on Thursday.
The charge to the former we were
unable to obtain for publication;
the latter received none.
The Court met again this morn
ing, at 10 o'clock, and adjourned
till Monday, at 10 a. m.
Steamers' Arrivals and Departures.
The steamship Newbern arrived
at San Francisco on the 12th inst.,
and will leave for Port Isabelle on
or about the 28tb. A large lot of
ore irom Castle Dome, ana about
200 hides, now lying at this port,
will be shipped by return trip of
Justifiable Homicide. A
few days since, Jas. Lester, a
teamster in the employ of Chas.
Beach, shot and killed a Mexican
at Antelope Peak. On his arrival
here he delivered himself up to
the proper authorities, and was
examined before Justice Mix yes
terday, and discharged. It ap
peared in the evidence that in a
quarrel between these two men,
the deceased attempted to take
Lester's life by snapping his rifle
twice at him, when the latter
drew his revolver and shot "him
Iir Town. E. A. Phelps, one of
the engineers surveying the line
of the Southern Pacific Railroad
to tiiis point, arrived here Thurs
day last. He reports the survey
ing party between San Gorgona
Pass and Dos Palms, about 140
miles from here. We did not meet
with the gentleman, but shall eng
deavor do so before our next issue,
when we shall attempt to give
the full particulars of their opera
tions concerning this route.
Fired Into. We learn that on
last Tuesday night, while the
stage to Tucson was nearing An
telope, a shot was fired into it by
some murderous scoundrel. For
tunately no one was hurt the ball
taking effect in the body of the
Attention is directed to our new
advertisements in to-day's issue.
We shall call moro particular at
tention to them in our next.
W. B. HOOPEB, J. M. -BARNEY,
San Francisco. Ehrenberg.
JJfO. S. CABlt,
Arizona City, A. T.
M. B. HOOPER & CO.,
304 California Street,
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal.
(P. O. Drawer 99.)
We invite the attention of ill
public generally, and especially of
merchants throughout Arizona, to
our large and well selected stock of
Groceries, Provisions, Clothing,
Dry Goods,Boots and Shoes,Hard
ware, Tinware, Crockery, Lfquors
and Wines of all kind, Tobacco
chewing and smoking Cigars,
which we are prepared to sell at
Cheaper rates than ever done in
the Territory heretofore.
Buyers will find it to their in
terest to give us a call before pur
Orders carefully filled, and sat
E"Currenev and Bullion re
ceived at latest San Francisco quo
153L Highest price naid for
HIDES, or any other marketable
article proaucea in tne Territory.
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