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Arizona citizen. [volume] (Tucson, Pima County, A.T. [i.e. Ariz.]) 1870-1880, November 19, 1870, Image 1

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One Copy, one yir,....w 55.00.
One Copy, six months 8.00.
Single numbers "5.
One. square, ten lines, one time $3.00.
Each subsequent insertion 1.50.
professional -curds, per month o.00.
Business advertisements at reduced
All bills dno monthly.
Office in Congress HulfBloclc.
Authorized Agents for the Citizen.
ITndion it Menet
L. . Fisher
"W. B. Bancroft
t. V. Barnard ......
H. B. Kelley
New York.
....San Francisco.
...New San Diego.
Arizona City.
Reliable Correspondence solicited
Irom .ill parts of the 'Territory. Anony
mous communications will be unnoticed,
letters on business and for publication
should be addressed to the proprietor to
Ukiure prompt attention.
OF all kinds solicited and executed with
Neatness, Promptness, and at Reason
able prices at the CITIZEN OFFICE.
Attorney and Counselor - at - Law,
(Offiee in Court House Buildix:g)
1-tf TUCSON, A. T.
12 1 WARD PHELPS, 31. I)..
kFFICE on the Plaza, opposite the
Catholic Ciiurch. 1-tf
Coles Basfrforef,
Attorney and Counselor - At - Law,
"VETILL Practice i
Y Territory.
iu all the Courts of the
Attorney and Counselor -At -Law,
loOl F Street, Washington, D. C.
"ILL promptly attend to the collec
tion of all claims placed in his hands
gainst the Government of the United
Will also pay speeM attention to pro
curing patents for Alining claims, School
Lands, etc.
Respectfully refers to Governor A. P. K.
Salford, and lion. R. C. McCormick. 1-tf
Shavin gSaioon I
Conghess St., Tucsox.
MR CUTTING and Shampooing done
after the most approved styles.
the Largest and most comforta
tg blc Dining Room in the cit
First Class Board at moderate Rates
Accommodation for Horses and Teams.
Also teams ready to do jobbing in the
city and vicinity.
Foster's Saloon.
(Opposite Lord & Williams.)
FOST Palatable drinks of all kinds and
best of SLuAKS always to be had at
the liar..
Rooms large, finely ventilated, and all
things kept neat. The public will fiud
Poster's a place of comfort and refresh
ment. 1-tf.
Good Life.
He livcth long who livcth well ;
All else is life but ilung away;
He liveth longest who can tell
Of true things truly done eac'li day.
Then fill each hour with what will last;
Buy up the moments us they go;
The life above when this is past,
Is the ripe Iruit of life below.
Sow love, and taste its fruitage pure;
Sow peace, and reap its harvest bright ;
Sow sunbeams on the rock and moor,
And And a harvest-home of light.
During the week, Messrs. J. B.
Cooper and P. Arnold, recently from
the Burro mines, and resting here a
few days on their way to San Fran
cisco, called upon us. The former is a
resident of San Francisco, has operated
in the quartz mines of Qolorado for
seven years, and is now connected
with a New York company opei ating
in the Burros, and the latter is a pio
neer of these mines, and interested
withHarpending, Roberts & Compa
ny. From them we get substantially
the following report :
A belief that the Burro mines are
in Arizona ; that the projected mills
upon the Gila will surely bo; that
the distance to the Gila from the
mines via the contemplated railway,
is not above 25 miles : that there will
be no cuts nor fills on the line ; that
Mr. Harpending has gone east to pro
cure machinery for ' mills, and means
to construct the railway ; that the cost
of the latter, over a narrow gauge,
will not exceed 300, GOO; that it is
possible ores may be worked at a
profit at the dump of the mines ; that
the distance to abundance of wood in
the Burro mountains, by an easy
road, is 25 miles ; that many wells
have been dug in and about Ralston,
and plenty of pure water obtained in
every case at from seven to twenty
feet ; that a million of dollars will be
expended there in 1871 ; that it is no
place at present for moa without
means ahead to prospect or sustain
themselves ; that it is a good one for
mining operators to examine ; that
those who have spent most time and
money in investigations of these ores
have most confidence in their value,
and purpose expending large sums of
money on the strength of their belief.
They also bring specimens of crys
tals which they believe to ba dia
monds, and which were found at the
mines. Mr. Cooper appears to be a
man of judgment in this respect, and
he is sanguine that they are genuine
by comparison of tests made of those
found with some Brazilian gems in
his possession. He is quite sure that
rubies are plentiful, and other pre
cious stones are lying around inviting
the gatherer. . Mr. Arnold says he
has found silver placers in the Burro
mountains, and small pocket deposits,
and also a vein of tin near Steen's
"We arc pleased to hear such encour
aging reports, ana shall bo more
pleased to witness their verification.
by the actual operations which, they
aver are assuming shape and soon to
be practically applied.
McCormiclc m New Mexico.
" Mr. McCormick we know to be an
energetic representative, who left noth
ing undone that the interests of his
constituents required. He is a gentle
man of commanding ability, whose
friends at the National capital are
hosts, and whose influence is at once a
credit and a benefit to his Territory."
"Mr. McCormick is respected and
possesses an enviable reputation and
influence in his party. He has made a
useful, untiring, honorable representa
tive in the past, and it certainly seems
to us that our neighbors would neith
er act in a wise nor grateful manner
were they to reject him." Santa Fe
Post, Oct. 22,
Looking Hithenvard.
Letters received by every mad nidi-i
. c i . a Now that our mail faculties are re
cate a large influx of population to,
. . , , , i liable, and tune from San Francisco
Arizona within-the next twelvemos., ,..,., ,
and but for the Indian difficulties, !
there would be in that period almost j
inhabitants enough within our borders
to entitle U3 to admission as a State.
"We have and outsiders have likewise,
the utmost faith, in an early comple- :
tion of the Southern Pacific railway.
Many men looking for permanent
homes are about making a tour of ob
servation through Arizona, as well as
speculators. The past summer has
brought numbers, and but for the fre
quency of Indian depredations, they
would have either remained or depart
ed with favorable reports. As it is,
the average of them are in our favor.
Territories nor States can be made
populous in a year or two. California
State with
has been twenty years
mini's nt nrmsival lined worth, un-
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equaled agricultural, horticultural,
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lands t n. rilinifitH that has never been
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overpraised, and over oOO miles ot
4Y,.4-.,,. ,.,v.l,. t..jf oiirl
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est navigated ocean on the globe, and
yet she has but three members of
Oregon, with nearly like
and aire, has population
for only one member. Arizona has
been a Territory but about seven
years, and with all her isolation and
savages, she is increasing in popula
tion And wealth, and her prospects
are very cheering. As a stock and
grain growing and mineral producing
region, no equal part of Uncle Sam's
broad domain will surpass it a decade
hence, and the outside world is reali
zing the fact, and strange faces are
daily greeting us and news of more
on the way, or soon to be, greets us by
every mail. The sweep of the iron
horse through Arizona will as surely
hasten peace to all of this Territory, as
did Sherman's march from Atlanta to
the sea hasten peace to the nation.
There is a "good time coming" in
La Paz. A letter from La Paz da
ted Nov. 9th has the following :
"On the evening of the 7th, -the
people of La Paz held a mass meeting,
and resolutions heartily appi'oving the
course of Gov. McCormick in Con
gress, and favoring his re-election,
were unanimously adopted. At the
close of the meeting, Hon. M. Ravena
invited the whole assembly to a ball
and supper at his house. Sixty la
dies graced the ball, and the supper
was equal to any ever given in the
Territory. Mr. Ravena had made the
most ample preparations, and great
praise is justly awarded to him.
On election day, the people turned
out and worked with a will for the
candidate of their choice. Result,
jycGornrick 110 votes, Brady 1.
Among those prominent in their ef
forts besides Mv. Ravena, were Peter
Doll, R. Cole, J. "W. Darrington, J.
Duff and G. Gross. However JicCor-
mick may have been treated in La
Paz in years gone by, ho is the favor
ite here at this time."
Colonel James M. Barney, of Ar
izona City, proved his fast friendship
for McCormick in the recent cam
paign and demonstrated his influence
on the Colorado river. Those who
thought they were making anything
by their attacks on Hooper, "Whiting
and Co. must now confess that they
were sadly mistaken. Col. B. is elec
ted Treasurer of Yuma County by a
great majority. Just the man for the
New York,' Oct 28th. Informa
tion is received that a cyclone almost
equal in violence to that which swept
over the eastern portion of Cuba on the
7th, has desolated the western portion
of the Island. Nineteen towns and
villages were leveled, with grown crops
and destroyed, and immense damage
done to property. Reports of the loss
of life and shipping are coming in
through telegraph communications,
and travel west is yet suspended.
, San Francisco DailiesThe Valu
able Ones.
reaucea to eignt uays, our peopie are
beginning to subscribe for the daily
papers of that city. Price, and quali-
ly of news and editorial comments
are the essential points to decide in
making a choice. The Alta has for a
Jong time past opened its columns too
freely to vaaabondish slanderers of
Arizona and her best men, and there'
fore is unworthy the support of any-
true friend of the Territory. The Ex
aminer has done likewise, and is
therefore as unworthy as the Alta
The Abend Post is a German daily of
eight columns, and worthy of patron
age. I'rice $10 per year for the daily
and $4 for the weekly.
The Call is a 36-column daily, well
' ut' th dispatches from all parts
' J x
the most powerful and correct news
... , ,, ., , .,
. association in the world. it daily
prints' twenty solid columns of news,
J 7
: commercial, local, and editorial mat-
. . ' .
lit the best paper published for the
; - 1
The daily Alta is $10 per year, and
tllc JJuuetin, a tar superior paper m
all respects, is but 12. Prentice
Mulford, a-journalist of much, merit,
and a critic of rare powers of discern
ment, and independence of expression,
gives the annexed opinion of the Bul
letin, the correctness of which, no man
at all acquainted with the mam
mcnt of that journal "will question
"The Bulletin I regard as the Icing
paper of the city. It is a power iu
the land. It can at least in city poli
tics unmake any man it turns its guns
against. I am almost tempted to say
the same as to the State. Gorham
and McCoppin can testify to this as
sertion. There are numbers of re
spectable, well to do people hi San
Francisco, who delegate to the Bulle
tin a large part of their thinking. It
is their political watch dog. Its mis
sion is, they consider, to look after the
plunderer. If the Bulletin says "spot
that man," they spot him, and give
themselves no farther trouble in the
matter. They consider the Bulletin
independent and reliable. Some other
papers may be read for fun, spice and
variety, but for cold, knockdown and
the graddiest kind of grad kind fact
they depend on the Bulletin.
The paper deserves this confidence.
It is in my estimation, independent of
all manner of rings, cliques, combi
nations or business influences. There
is a vast amount of idle talk, as to the
facility to which certain journals may
be bought. I do not believe there is
enough money in San Francisco to
control the Bulletin's columns. Its
managers hold its independence price
less, for that independence is its cor
ner stone- capital. If ever a paper is
sold to any interest it parts with its
freedom. It goes into slavery to that
interest ; it is in its power. It is the
Sampson shorn ot his locks. Lhe
locks are public confidence. Delilah
is the buyer. She may be unknown.
But the public soon see that a certain
strength has gone. It taiies a long
,time for the hd,ir to grow again.
I do not mean that this paper is in
dependent of the various political, re-
bgious and social prejudices existing
in the country. In them it finds
many limits as to expression. It is a
cautious navigator on this sea so
thickly studded with rocks, reefs and
shoals of varying opinion. The Bul
letin editorial room is a little Senate.
I think most of its expressions must
pass the ordeal of editorial and pro-,
pvietorial discussion ere they have
place in its columns. On important
matters, two, three and four heads are
deemed better than one in those apart
ments. It is very clever in marching
along with progressive public opinion.
It avoids the vanguard and gets none
of the scratching in the brambles and
briars through which all the pioneers
or Radicalism must torce their way
"What's radical to-day you know is
conservative thirty years hence.
Neither does it lag so far behind as to
incur the charge of old fogyism. lt
is an admirably sailed craft. If it
changes it does so gradually and ini-
Lperceptibly. It turns jio sharp cor
ners, xou must watch, it, garetuiiy
for a term of years to bcTOiha'gensibU
of its.deflections. It is a long curve
on.the railroad. One must, look far
back to know how great the turn. Its
managers. and editors aro gentlemanly
and courteous. They know how to
deal in their office with the individu
als of that variegated, tiresome ami
often stupid animal, the public.
Their treatment of this beast is a les
son to all' in power and office. One
gets for his money far more airs and
pomposity from some railroad conduc
tor or hotel clerk, than the magnates
of the Bulletin office. And they are
powers and can make things warm for
many if they wish. They are obliged
to say "No" many, many times,- but
they have learned to say it so gently
that you imagine it to bo some other
word, or that you have part of a 'Yes'
until you are fairly out of the office."
Col. Ceran St. Yrain.
Yesterday the telegraph announet.'d
the death of Col. Ceran St. Yrain, who
died at his residence in Mora, in this
Territory, at six o'clock P. M. on Fri
day, the 2Sth instant, of paralysis.
The death of Gol. St. Vrain removes
from our midst the most prominent of
the early pioneers of New Mexico.
Col. St. Yrain, in connection with
Gov. Charles Bent and brothers, came
to the northern frontier of the then
province of New Mexico, from the
State of Missouri, about the year 1821
or 1822. Under the style of Bent, St.
Yrain & Bros., they engaged exten
sively in the fur trade, and also in the
opening of the overland commerce
with New Mexico, Chihuahua and
Southern Mexico. The company
pushed their trading posts up the sev
eral forlis of the Arkansas and Platto
rivers, and also kept and maintained
commercial establishments at Taos
and Santa Fe.
Always held and respected under
the Mexican Government as a promi
nent and leadinir man, when New
Mexico fell under the government of
the United States he naturally became
and was a leading citizen in influence,
enterprise, and usefulness. He was
always found ready at the call of duty,
and no more gallant military sorvjeos
in behalf of the country have been per
formed than these of Col. St. Yrain.
In the suppression of the insurrection
in Taos, in January, 1847, when, at the
head of a company of mounted men
and merchants of Santa Fe, he so
effectually avenged the massacre of
their mends and countrymen; or
when, at the head of a regiment of
volunteers iu 1854, he marched against
the combined Utes and Apaches, and
by the skill and strategy and untiring
perseverance which he had acquired
by long years ot experience m Indian
warfare, added to his native sagacitv,
courage and gallantry, he so effectual
ly tamed these unconquered moun
tain marauders, that there has been
comparative peace with them since
that ever memorable campaign.
bmce JN ew Mexico has been a ler-
itory of the Uinted States, Ceran St.
Yrain's name has been among the first
in all enterprises inaugurated for the
public good, either commercial, edu
cational or political. His high toned
character, his gentle and winning
courtesy, his large-hearted benevo
lence, drew all classes of men to nim.
All felt gratification and satisfaction .
in following him in peace and war, in
private or public enterprise. As un
selfish as he was benevolent, as gentle.
arenerous and tender of heart as he
3 brave and magnanimous he
could not but attract all possessing
any portion of a like nature.
Truly will it be said and felt by all
who knew him: "We have not only
lost a distinguished and good citizen,
we have lostahV;(tZ." Santa Fe Fof,
Oct. 30.
Ixfantby CA3ir. This Post is to
be established without delay about 50
miles north of the Gila in the Pinal
mountains. Capt. W. McC. Netter
ville will be in command unfil the re
turn of Capt. Miles, who is looked for
soon. Lt. Y. M. S. Silva will be the
A. A. Q. M. "We understand it to be
Crl. Stoneman's purpose to garrison
the post with infantry alone.
The San Diego Union of Nov. 10,
I says Col. Sprague, Paymaster, U. S.
I A., will arrive here by the steamar
j Senator on the 18th instant, en route
I for Arizona to pay off the troops.

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