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ARIZONA CITY, TDMA COUNTY, A.i T., SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 1872,
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LETTER FROM HTJALAPAI.
Serbat, A. T., June 14, 1872.
Editor Sentinel: I have been
in this camp about three weeks.
It is very pleasantly situated on
the western slope of a range of
mountains running north and
south; about forty miles southeast
of and running parallel with the
Colorado river. It is truly a won
derful range of mountains won
derful for its mineral wealth.
There are three towns, or settle
ments, in this District, and this
one (Serbat) is at present the cen
tre of attraction. It has a popula
tion, in and around the town, of
about five hundred; there is quite
a number of comfortable adobe
houses built, and a good many un
der construction; there are a few
stores here, but their stocks of
goods are limited; there is also a
very nice store here, which has
just been finished, made of lumber
hauled from. Prescott; the goods
which are to adorn this establish
ment are now coming into town.
The principal mines in and around
this town are: The Eva, Mollie
Johnson, Benefit, Wild Irish Boy,
Sheba, '63, Cupel, Duplex, Ori
Plata, Champion, New Era, and
many others whose names I have
forgetten. Some of these mines
are surprisingly rich in native sil
ver. At some other time I will
give you the dates of location,, the
depths worked, and the results of
the assay of all the principal mines
in this neighborhood.
Mr. Smith, Mr. Fee, and several
other gentlemen, arrived here
yesterday direct from San Fran
cisco. The two first named are
here for the purpose of commenc
ing work on claims purchased by
the mining firm of Smith, Ray
mond & Co., well-known mining
operators. There is also here a
gentleman by the name of Mee,
who has had great experience in
ning. Everything around here
1 ! J " 1 i 1
or miners. I ten you candidlv
is District is going to astonish
e outside world.
Our mining laws, made under
e supervision and by the eariy
ttlers and prospectors, are very
oa. .air. uee is ine itecoraer,
d the miners are justly proud '
of him. He is honest and capable.
Mr.Platz, formerly, of Dayton,
Nevada, who is our assayer here,
is well up in the sciences, and re
flects credit on the profession to
which he belongs. A finer assay
office and fixtures, and a more
refined gentleman, we seldom
meet. He has the confidence of
the people, and he well deserves
it. I shall give you the number of
assays in my next, and then those
who are posted on the mineral
production of any portion of the
country can see at a glance the
wealth of this place.
An Old Miner.
Increase in Business. The
immense increase in mercantile
transactions and wealth of the
world generally, is indicated by
the business of the Bankers' Clearing-house
in London on the 15th
of May, on the occasion of the half
monthly foreign and share settle
ment in the Stock Exchange. The
amount cleared that day was no
less than $253,425,000. The Lon
don Times states this is the largest
total ever known. .At the corres
ponding settlement last year the
amount was but ?141,i45,000. On
the 17th of last January the
amount was $245,200,000.
New York and Boston. While
the export trade of New York is
falling off that of Boston is in
creasing. The total value of the
exports of the latter for the year
up to the close of last week was
$10,078,765, against $6,479,107 for
the corresponding period of last
year, showing a gain of $3,599,748.
As compared with 1870, the gain
is over $5,000,000. In New York,
on the other hand, the exports for
the year have fallen off about $10,
000,000. The loss is in cotton,
wheat and other staple products
There is a religious society ot
"Penitentes" in New Mexico who
held an annual celebration at Te
colete on the 3d instant, in the
course of which one of tho mem
bers died from the loss of blood
caused by the whipping to which
he had subjected himself. The
Las Vegas Mail says that the
members of this society annually
vie with each other in self-imposed
penances, the severity of
which is shocking to civilization
and ought to be suppressed by law.
By a recent Act of Congress, a
copy of which is in my possession,
a more efficient mode has been
provided for the collection of
claims against the Government for
depredations committed by the
Having superior facilities for
the prosecution of such claims,
and much actual experience in the
business, I can, with some confi
dence, say to my fellow-citizens
who have suffered loss of property
by these lawless tribes, that where
the proof is ample, there is no
good reasonwhy each claim should
not be paid. Within a very short
time the rules and regulations to
be prescribed by the Secretary of
the Department named in the Act
of Congress referred to, will reach
me, when I shall be ready to prose-,
cute any claim that may be placed
in my hands for that purpose.
Arizona City, June 14, 1872.
TOTICE TO TAX PAYERS.
Notice to the tax payers of Yuma
County, A. T., is hereby given
that the Annual Assessment Boll
for 1872 is now on file in my office
and open for public inspection,
during office hours. Tax payers
are notified that all objections and
corrections in such Assessment
Roll must be made previous to the
29th of July next, before the Board
of Equalization of this county,
which meets Monday, July 1, 1872.
JAMES S. SPANN,
County Recorder and ex-officio
Clerk of the Board of Super
visors of Yuma County, A. T.
Arizona City, June 15, 1872.
J A X NOTICE..
Notice is hereby given that tho
Assessor is now ready to furnish
blank property lists. Any person
who has not been furnished will
please call at the Sheriff's office.
Poll Tax for the year 1872 is now
due, and payable. After the 1st ot
July, two dollars will be added.
Per H. N. ALEXANDER,
Watch and Clock Maker,
First St., adjoining Hughes' Saloon
Arizsna. City, A. T.
Repairing promptly attended to
and warranted. Those throughout
the Territory having fine watches
or clocks for repair, can forward
them by Express. jel
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