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TUCSON, FEMA ., A, To9 SATURDAY, SKECEMJBE 6 ism MO, 8. r HE ARIZONA CITIZEN, ronLisncD every Saturday at TUCSON, PIMA COUNTY, A. T. X o 1- SUBSCRIPTIOX KATES : One Copy, one year, 5.1)0. One Copy, six months.... 8.00. jSincle numbers 25. t o 1- ADVERTISIXG LEGAL RTES. Ouo square, ten lines, one time ?3.00. Each subsequent insertion 1.50. Professional cards, per month 3.00. Business advertisements at reduced rates. All bills due monthly. Office in Congress Hall Block. JOHN WASSON, Proprietor. Authorized Agents for the Citizen. Hudson fe Menet New York. L. P. Fisher San Francisco. W. B. Bancroft New San Diego. G. W. Barnard Prcscott. K. B. Kelley Arizona City. Reliable Correspondence solicited from all parts of the Territory. Anony mous communications will be unnoticed. Letters on business and for publication should be addressed to the proprietor to insure prompt attention. JOB PRSTG OF all kinds solicited and executed with Neatness, Promptness, and at Reason able prices at the CITIZEN OFFICE. J. E. McCAFFRY, Attorney and Counselor - at - Law, Office in Court House Building) 1-tf TUCSON, A. T. EDWARD PHELPS, 31. D., TUCSON, A. T. (FFICE on the Plaza, opposite the jf Catholic Church. 1-tf CoScs Bashford, Attorney and Counselor - At - Lav, TUCSON, A. T. ILL Practice in all the Courts of the Territory. 1-tf Attorney and Counselor -At -Law, KJOl F Street, Washington, IX C o Y"C7"ILL promptly attend to the collec i t tion of all claims placed in his hands against the Government of The United Stutes. Will also pay special attention to pro curing patents for Mining claims, School Lan-.ls, etc. Respectfully refers to Governor A. P. K. Sailbrd, and Hon. R. C. McCormick. 1-tf Shaving Congress St., Tucson. HATR CUTTING and 3hampooing done aft .:r the most approved styles." l-rf SAM'L BOSTICK. AND RESTAURANT !; ALLEN'S BLOCK. j J?&z& SLEEPING EOOMS, and i tHe Largest and most comforta- j 5S5" ble Dining Room in the city, j MEALS AT ALL HOUES ! I First Class Board at Moderate Rates 1 A ccommodation for Horses and Teams. Xa Also teams ready to do jobbing in the . city and vicinity. 1 JOSFPH NEUGASS. ' Foster's Saloon. : MAIN STEEET, TUCSON, A. T. j (Opposite Lord & Williams.) "OST Palatable drinks of all kinds and best of SEGARS always to be had at the bar. Rooms large, finely ventilated, and all things kept neat. The public will lind Foster's a place of comfort and refresh- , ment. . 1-tf. j CONFISCATION CASES. In the months of May and June, 1864, there were six suits commenced in the District court of Pima comiiy, in the First Judicial District, against the property of the following persons, to-wit : Charles Lauer, F. A. Ne ville, Alfred Frear, Granville H. Oury, Palatine Robinson and Elias Brevoort. These suits were commenced in the name of the United States, to confis cate the property of the above-named persons, on the charge that they were engaged hi waging war against the government of the United States, and were therefore in rebellion to said government. The power of Congress to pass con fiscation laws is derived from Sec. 3, of Article 3, of the Constitution of the United States, which is as follows : " Congress shall have power to de clare the punishment of treason, but no attainder of treason shall work corruption of blood or forfeiture, ex cept during the life of the person at tainted." In pursuance of this provision of the Constitution, Congress passed a law approved August G, 1S61, authorizing the confiscation of all property used in aiding insurrection and rebellion, and providing the mode of proceeding in confiscation suits. The Act of Congress approved July 17th, 18G2, provided for the confisca tion of all property of persons giving aid and comfort to the rebellion. These proceedings were instituted by Aimon Gage, Esq., United States District Attorney of Arizona Territo ry, who came to the Territory in De cember, A. D. I860. Mr. Gage es tablished himself in the Prcscott country, and learning that a term of the District court of the First Judicial District had been appointed to be held at Tucson, commencing on the last Tuesday of Ma', IS 64, he iu company with Levi Bashford, Esq., then the Surveyor General of the Territory, whose office had been located at Tuc son, started for this place with a mule each,- with no other persons with them. The Indian signs were numer ous everywhere. After passing Sacaton station, in stead of continuing on the road to Tuc son, they took the left hand road to Ft. Breckenridge, now Camp Giant. After going on this road to near the Fort, and seeing Indian signs every where, and at night seeing the Indian camp fires. They made a hasty re treat on their back track, being satis fied they were on the wrong road. In the meantime, the friends of the par ries at Tucson feeling that there was something wrong because they "had not arrived here, procured an escort from Lt. Col. Coult, then in com mand of the post at this place, and started in pursuit of the parties, and were greatly delighted in finding them at the Point of the Mountain, worn out with fatigue in running the gaunt let with the xVpaches. Mr. Gage arrived at Tucson a few days before the commencement of the court, and at once commenced busi ness by bringing these suits. Orders of publications were pro cured to get service on the defendants, as they were not in the Territory, and personal service could be had on them of the papers in said suits. Thereup on Mr. Gage returned to Prescott de lighted with the prospect of early dis posing of these cases and putting "money in his purse" in the shape of fees. On the 11th of June, 1SG4, Judge Howell returned to his home in Mich igan, with the expectation of return ing in the fall of that year to this Territory, but he never did return. j In the spring of 1865, Mr. Gageex j pecting that Judge Howell would re j turn in time to hold the April term of i the court ,at Tucson, started in high glee for this place, but on arriving at Salt river, he found the water very high, and in attempting to cross that stream the wagon in which he was riding, drawn by 'eight mules, was carried down the river. Mr. Gage, however, safely returned to the same side of the river from which he had started. The wagon and mules were taken down the river, and the mule3 drowned. The ' ' carpet bag " in which Avere copies of all the papers and la borious briefs in these cases, were oar- i ied down the stream and never re covered. Mr. Gage nevei thereafter attempt ed to cross Salt river, but wrote to his friends in Tucson the most doleful ac counts of his exploits and " hair breadth " escapes from the raging Sa- ! linas. There were no courts at which these cases could be tried until the arrival of Judge Backus to hold the spring term of 1SGG. Judge Backus, "however, declined to hear the cases because the United States Avas not represented, "there be ing no United States District Attor ney, Mr. Gage having resigned. There was no person that would ac cept the appointment of United States District Attorney until the spring of ISO;), when Mr. Eowcll was appoint ed to that office. These cases contin ued on tho court docket. On the -1st instant, the Hon. Coles Bashford appearing for persons who had purchased various parcels of this property, moved thj court that these easels be stricken from the calendar, and that tho defendants have judg luent as in case of non-suit, and read in support of the motion, the proo lamation of the President of tho Uni ted States of July 4, 1363, the conclu sion of which is as follows : "Now, therefore, be it known that I, Andrew Johnson, President cf the United Stale's, do by virtue of the con stitution, and in tho name of the people- of thi United states, hereby pro claim and declare unconditionally, and without reservation to all and to every person who directly or indirect ly participated in the late insurrection or rebellion, excepting such person or persons as may b.; under presentment or indictment in any court of the Uni ted States having competent jurisdic tion, upon a charge of treason or other felony, a full pardon and amnesty for j the oitencj ox treason against tne bai ted fitites, or of adhering to their ene mies during the late civil war, with restoration of all rights of property, except as to slave;, and except also as to any property of which any person may have been legally divested under the laws of the United States." After hearing James E. MeCaffiy, Esq., Assistant United States District Attorney, upon the questions involved in the case, tho presiding judge of the court, Chief Justice Titus, granted the motion of Mr. Bashford hi a brief but clear statement of his views of the case. Judgment of discontinuance has been granted therefore of these suits, but without costs against the United States. At last these familiar cases have been disposed of. It is with pleasure we receive The Daily Post and The New Mexican as exchanges. On Sunday last, Ave re ceived two days later news by them than by any other source. The Daily Los Angeles Star comes to us as an exchange. It is Avell filled Avith dispatches, local and other news. "Wo recommend it to the attention of those Avanting a good daily in South ern California. Interesting Letter from Prescott. Prescott, A. T., ; Nov. 15, '70. Editor Citizbx: Noav that elec tion is over, quiet is restored, and Ave have time to look around a little, and Avrite letters that are not entirely of a political character, though as Ave are yet ignorant of the result of the con test, except in this county, our atten tion is occupied considerably Avith dis cussing the eA-ents of the campaign, and speculations concerning the vote in different parts of the Territory. The fight in this county Avas the most bitter, earnest and exciting of any election held since the organiza tion of tho Territory, and as Prescott itj the largest settlement in the county, of course here avus the centre of the Avar. The Democratic chief, P. E. Brady, came here, and made his last and greatest efforts, and Avas here on tho day of election. Probably no man in Arizonan political races has ever been worse deceived in regard to the state of the track than he Avas. He stated, after hearing from the A-otes cast at the precincts of Prescott, Big Bug, Aqua Frio, Walnut GroA-e,1 Wil liamson Valley, Quartz Mountain Saw mill, Kirkland Yalley, Granite Creek, Chino Valley and Verde, Avhich gave him 56 majority OA-er Mc Cormick, that lie had expected the majority to be 250,, that his friends had so represented the prospects to him, and that they AA-ere evidently not Avell posted. He calculated on get ting u00 majority at least in Yavapai county. Eetums from every precinct but one, A-hieh though not official, are doubtless nearly or quite correct, shoAV a majority for Brady of 126. The vote of Yavapai in 'G3 Avas Gil), and McCormick got 202. This year the A-ote so f ir as heard from is 1112, and Brady gets a majority of only 12 G, or three-fourths of the majority Hush got Iavo yoavj ago. This is very satisfactory to McCor mick' s friends, and avc hope will prove so to him. It shows that his efforts havJ boon appreciated, and that in spite of the assertions and lies pub lished in The Miner, the intelligent voters; of old Yavapai have not been decoiwd concerning the activity, en ergy and desire to serve his constitu ents, displayed in Washington, both in and out of Congress, by Governor McCormick, our delegate for two years ending March 1st, 1871, now re elected for two years from that date. The People's ticket Avas defeated, and avc had but little reason to expect its success. There Avas no organization of a People's party, and as our conven tion Avas held Oct. 22d, only 3 Aveeks before the day of election, there Avas barely time to get the tickets printed and sent to tho different precincts in the county. The very liberal support given to the ticket shows that there is a Avarni feeling hi the community in favor of nominations outside of party lines, and encourages us to believe that if the central committee appointed by conAention, is active , and faithful in its labors until our next general elec tion, avc may reasonably hope to elect our whole ticket. E. W. Wells, Avho Avas endorsed by the People's conven tion, started as an independent candi date for county recorder, and was the only county officer on our ticket Avho Avas elected except those aa-Iio Avere nominated by the Democrats and en dorsed by our couAeution. Other items of interest are not plen ty at this time. Mr. Eilers, tho U. S. Commissioner on mines, has been here and gone. He went through the mining districts of the Sierra Prieta range in company AA"ith nieiiAvhokneAv the country, , and Avas very much pleased AAith what he saAv, and Avill give a good report of the land and the opportunities for prospectively profit able investment of capital in our mines. As usual at this time of year, the majority of the votes, only merits the contempt of honest men, Avhile it ex cites the laughter of Brady's backers, Avho brought men to vote who had barely time to shake the dust of Mex ico from their feet, and Avhen their votes were challenged, urged them to perjure themselves. Well, we have the pleasure of knowing that their (the Bradyites) villainous schemes Avere unsuccessful, and that they are doomed to sail on that river, " whose Avaters are bitter to the taste," (the political "Eio Sala,") Avhile the Hon. E. C. McQormick represents the peo ple of Arizona at Washington. Everything goes along very nicely hero. The farmers are busily engaged harvesting their corn, which Avill be about an average crop. From the present indications, there Avill be a large amount of land put under culti vation tho coming season, and the chances are that there Avill be plenty of grain raised. Captain Nettcrvillc, commandant at Camp Grant, is in toAvn this morn ing. He brought with him a party to assist in chalking out a road to the new post in tho Pinal mountains. It is to be hoped that this post, right in the heart of the Apache country, will have a good effect on the savages. I saw some of the ore brought from the neAv mining country, (only a feAv lucky ones know A-herc it is), smelted in a crucible, It(is veiy rich in silver and copper, and the locaters of the thing see big money in it. More anon. ' A.DAMSVILI.E. McCormick m Colorado. EA-ery delegate to Congress, save Colorado's past members, have suc cwdod hi getting aid for their constit uents in the shape of camps, forts, and funds. Mr. McCormick, the member of Congress from Arizona, as lately as July 11, made an able speech in the House of Eepresentatives, Avhen the Indian appropriation bill AAas under consideration, hi which he boldly spoke of the trouble that his Territory has had to encounter from the Indiauiv.of the great odds against which the sjff" tiers had to contend ; of the ferocity rf' the Indians ; and of the absolute ne cessity of better protection for life and proixjrty. He plead for troops in his auction or country, not to kill Indians as he cutely remarked, but "to prevent AA'hite men, women and children from being killed, or their property being stolen aAvay irom them. This is the kind of member Ave Avant for Congress from Colorado." Ilochj Mountain Her ald, Sept. 9. The Miner seems determined to continue its falsehoods as vigorously since as before election. The substan tial people generally of Yavapai un derstand its spirit. It might as Avell OAvn up that its present disappoint ment aiid vicious disposition Avere the results of taking bad instead of good counsel. Tho editor may have heard about the blind leading the blind and Avhere they fell, and, if so, can easily make the application. The San Diego Union, of Nov. 24, says "a dispatch Avas yesterday re ceived from San Francisco by Pauly & Sons, stating that tho committee of the Chamber of Commerce of that city, on the Fort Yuma Eoad, Avere now ready to commence operations, and asking that our representativ come on at once to co-operate Avith the Committee. Accordingly Mr. Pauly, senior, leaves to-day by the Orizaba for'that purpose." The best AAay to make good coffee is to go to hotels, restaurants, railroad eating-houses, etc., and ascertain just how they make coffee, then make it as they don't.