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Vol. 1.
No. lO.
Federal Officers.
(lovernor, A. P. K. Safford; res., Tucson
Territorial Secretary, Coles Biwhford "
Chief Just., John Titus, 1st Dist., Tucson
Associate, Isiiam Reavis, 2d " La Paz
" C. A. Tweed, 3d " Prescott
U 3 Att'y, C. W. C. Kowell, Arizona city
C S Marshal, Edward Phelps, Tucson
U S Surveyor Gen'l, John Wasson, Tucson
Reg'r Land Office, W. J. Berry, Prescott
Receiver " George Lount,
U S Col. In. Rev, Levi Bashford, Prescott
Assessor " H. A. Bigelow, "
U S Special Mail Agent, I. N. Dawley
IF S Depositary, C. II. Lord, Tucson
Dep'y Col'r Cust's, Jas. B. Baker, Tucson
Territorial Officers.
Attorney Gen'l, J. E. McCaffrey, Tneso
Treasurer, John B. Allen, "
Auditor, C. H. Lord, "
Adjutant General, Edward Phelps, "
Pima County Officers.
Probate Judge, John Anderson, Tusco
District Attorney, J. E. McCaffrey, "
Shcriir, P. R. Brady, "
Recorder. F. H. Goodwin, "
Treasurer, H. Ott, "
) James IL Toole, "
Supervisors, J. W. Sweney, "
J John Bratton,
Justice of the Peace, C. H. Meyers.
Constable. J. W. Libbey.
3Iilitary Directory.
Vom'tidcr Bqft A. T., Gin. Geo. Stoncman
Assistant Adju't General, Vol. E. W. tone
Inspector General, Col. Milton Coyyuuvll
Medical Director, E. J. Hailey
Damp Loicell, Vol. Thou. ". Dunn
u Crittenden, Lieut. John F. Lewis
" Jlowie, Col. lietiben F. Bernard
" Thomas, Col. John Green
' Grant, First-Lieut. R. E. Whitman
' McDowell, Col. Geo. U. Sanford
" Date Creek, Vol. Richard F. (' Beirne
" Verde, Vol. Harvey Browne
si HualajKLi, Col. Frederick Van Ylict
' Mohave, Major Richard H. VOnd
" Whipple, Lieut. W. L. Shcncood
Infantry Camp, Vapt. Win. McV. Xetterville
Oif all kinds solicited and executed with
Neatnese, Promptness, and at Reason
able prices at the CITIZEN OFFICE.
SCiips IS"oat-ly "IUxetmtecl.
Coles Bashford,
Attorney and Counselor - At - Law,
WfTLL Practice
vT Territorv.
TILL Practice in all the Courts of the
Attorney and Counselor - at - Law,
vOffieo in Court House Building)
1-tf TUCSON, A. T.
FFICE on the Plaza.
Catholic Church.
opposite the
Attorney and Counselor -At -Law,
11501 F Street, Washington, D. C.
WILL promptly attend to the collec
tion of all claims placed in his hands
tgainst the Government of the United
Will also pay special attention to pro
curing patents for Mining claims, School
Lands, etc.
Respectfully refers to Governor A. P. K.
Safford, and Hon. R. C. McCormick. 1-tf
Tucson, Arizona City,
every Thursday at 4 p. m., and two
horse vehicles every Monday at the same
This will enable the traveling public to
reach San Francisco in. EIGHT DAYS.
Fare to Arizona City 545
' San Diego, (m gold coin or its equiv
alent,) $90
IS'-Office at Lord & WUliams..J3
JOHN G. CAPRON, Proprietor.
Tucson, Nov 12, 1870. 5-tf
TSic Arizona Citizen
SiLbsorlptlon. Ktites:
One Copy, one year, 5 00
One Copy, six months 3 00
Single numbers o
.Advertising: Ifcatew:
Qnc square, ten lines, one time $3 00
Each subsequent insertion 150
Professional cards, per month 3 00
Business advertisements at reduced
rates All bills due monthly:.... Office
in Congress Hall Block, Northeast corner.
John Wasson, Proprietor.
Authorized Agents for the Citizen.
Hudson ifrMenet New York
L, P. Fisher San Francisco
W. B. Bancroft New San Diego
G. W. Barnard Prescott
R. B. Kellcy Arizona City
t3J 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.
Marion, the Truthful, Again.
During the late canvass, it was sta
ted by the opposition to Gov McCor
miok, on tho stump and in private, and
reatHrmed by The Arizona Miner, that
Congress had made no appropriation
for tho survey of the public lands;
that the only appropriation that had
been made was for the salary of the
Surveyor General, his clerks and the
contingent expenses of his offico. Of
course, every citizen who read the
papers, knew these charges were false ;
and 110 one knew the untruth of these
statements better than The Miner, yet
he readily lent himself to the slander.
The statutes at large of the kC on
gross of the TJnitd States are now at
hand, and we quote the several appro
priations as follows, for Surveying the
Public Land, page 304, for 1869-70 :
"For surveying the public lands in
Arizona, at a rate not exceeding fif
teen dollars per lineal mile for stand
ard lilies ; twelve dollars for township ;
and ten dollars for section lines ; ten
thousand dollars."
In addition to this, the following
appropriation will bo found in the
same statute, page 313 :
"For compensation of the Surveyor
General of tho Territory of Arizona,
three thousand dollars ; for clerks in
his office, three thousand dollars ; and
for rent of office, fuel, books, statione
ry, and other incidental expenses, two
thousand dollars."
"We once heard of a father who said
he had whipped his son more for ly
ing than all his other transgressions
and still he believed he wa the "big
gest liar in the Avorld." Marion, are
you that hopeful son ?
Railkoad Memorial . We have
received from the San Diego " Cham
ber of Commerce" an eight-page pam
phlet, entitled "A Memorial" on the
subject of the 32d parallel railroad.
It is not addressed to anybody or
association of men, in particular, but
is a concise statement of the advanta
ges of the route for building a railroad,
and the benefit it will be to the country
through which it will pass. We sup
pose the good people of S. D., mostly
mean by this that there is nothing
like keeping "the issue well before
the people," as Douglass used to tell
his newspaper friends just before start
ing out on a political circuit, and the
good people aforesaid are eminently
The San Diego Bulletin of the 10th.,
has the following :
When the operator at Los Angeles
a few days ago used the wires for the
purpose of spreading broadcast and
infamous falsehood concerning the
late election in Arizona, he was not
aware, probably, that he obtained his
I ,lx- 4 mi t
uuitxiu J. utile wua t uuuu wuen an
operator had no permission to tele
graph such stuff to the Associated
The Moad Staging, etc. Freight XT. S.
Courts Mining of All Kinds Dr.
Phillips, Etc.
Akizoxa City, Dec. 5, '70.
I arrived here yesterday in clever
condition, after a ride of three days
less a few hours and stoppages. The
time made was good, and the coaches
comfortable. The road in places is
badly cut up with large teams but
careful drivers avoid most of these por
tions, and so make good time easily.
The circumstances all considered, the
line is getting on as well as ought in
reason to be expected. The stage bus
iness is an experiment cn the route
from here to Tucson, and one that ought
to be successful. If it will pay, it will
be perfected in all details until no
line is better stocked in any particular.
I have traveled on many old lines
with much less comfort and speed than
on this. The connection was not made
here yesterday, and so have to lie over
uniil day after to-morrow, and will
reach San Francisco on the 14th or
loth. Had we pushed right on, we
should have reached San Diego one
day after the Steamer sailed, so it is
just as well to spend a part of the time
here. Arrangements will soon be per
fected so that close connections here
will never fail.
Goldberg & Co.'s freight arrived here
last night, 17 days from San Diego.
Mr. Drachman, of that firm, and Mr.
Hopkins, of the Pioneer Brewery,
Tucson, go up on this day's buckboard.
Hopkins was a good man before he
left for the States last Summer, and
although he went back, married, and
failed to bring his" better half" along,
I think he's a good man still. Wish
there were more such men as him in
the world, and half a million or so of
them in Arizona.
The U. S. and-District Courts were
to have convened too in La Paz to-day,
but were adjourned over until next
Monday, when they will be opened for
The placer mining at Gila City is
more promising, I learn, than it was a
week ago ; the gold is very fine in qual
ity, but in bulk is coarse, the particles
being from the value of a cent up to
six or eight dollars.
At Los Flores, opposite Gila City,
substantial improvements a re in prog
ress, with 5 stamps : the operation was
a sort of ' hold its own" one, and as
ten can be operated about as cheaply,
careful estimates convinced the owners
that by increasing the capacity of the
mill to ton stamps, satisfactory profits
could be made, and so the machinery
is now being put in place. There is
a vast amount of gold in the vicinity
of Gila city on each side of the river,
and it will soon be taken out more
rapidly than before.
Upon inquiry of reliable men, I
have these facts concerning
castle dome district,
Which was originally organized in
1863. At that time the discovery of
numerous galena lodes created quite
an excitement, which continued for
some time. But the want of a suita
ble market for the ore then and sub
sequent discoveries of other mining
districts higher up the river precluded
extensive devlopments on the veins.
For the last year oi two, however,
at least one of the veins, the Castle
Dome, has been regularly worked and
the shipment of ore to San Francisco
smelting works has resulted in a fine
profit to tho owners.
The veins occur in highly inclined
metamorphic slates. The strike of the
ledges is nearly N. and S., and their dip
is steep to the wes Many of them
are quite large, from 5 to 9 feet thick,
and the mineral bodies oontanied in
them carry usually very concentrated
ores so that little picking is necessary
to prepare them for smelting. They
occur in the form of carbonates and
8ulphruets, the latter generally doarse
crystalline. The gangue is principal
ly fluorspar with little calespar and
some brown hydrated oxyde of iron
near the top of the veins. The con
tents of silver in the ore shipped to San
Francisco during the last year have
averaged 35 ozs. per ton. The ore is
eagerly bought by the smelting works
on account of its high per centago of
lead (50 per cent and over) and the
prevailing gangue of fluorspar-, which
fit them well for smelting with the
high-grade silver ores from Nevada
in order to extract their silver. Over
400 tons have been shipped from the
Castle Dome mine during the last year.
It has lately passed into the hands
of the energetic firm of
Of New York, San Francisco and Ar
izona City. These gentleman now
employ eight men in taking out ore
and more will bo put to work as soon
as the mine is further opened.
Capt. Polhenius of Arizona City re
cently bought a mine from Mr. Spann
in the same district and the work per
formed on it has already disclosed a
large body of carbonate and galena.
As soon as tho vein is m opened so as
to permit the introduction of more la
bor, this mine will add largely to the
shipments from the district. With
the exception of the
above, which carries similar but less
concentrated ores, no mining district
in Arizona is more favorably located
for immediate working. Transporta
tion from here to San Francisco is
trifling, as only 18 miles of land trans
portation are necessary to deposit the
ores at the river bank, from where
they are taken to San Francisco at 15
per ton. The erection of smelting
Avorks on the river is contemplated as
soon as tho mines are sufficiently open
ed in the district to insure a steady
supply of ore. Fuel is abundent for
The Citizen undertook to say a
good Avord for the
A few weeks since, but had so little
information of the members, that a
sentence or two had to suffice for each.
I have hunted up the political and
public history of Dr. John H. Phil
lips, Councilman elect, and it is with
real pleasure I find it so good and
promising to continue so to the credit
and benefit of Arizona. In brief he
was born in New Jersey, and there re
sided and practised his profession for
many years prior to his departure for
Arizona some two years ago. He is a
graduate of the University of Penn
sylvania, at Philadelphia, and as a
physician has always enjoyed the
highest honers of his profession, being
president of the New J ersey State Med
ical Society, an institution about 100
years old, in 1851, and subsequently
a member of the American Medical
Association. In 1862, President Lin
coln appointed him Surgeon of U. S.
Volunteers, in which capacity he re
mained until the close of the war when
he was promoted for faithful and mer
itorious services by President Johnson
to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
He is a man of large legislative and
parlimentary experience and public
affairs generally. He has been State
Superintendent of Public Schools in
New Jersey for eight years : and has
been in the Legislature of that State.
In the celebrated session of 1851,
when Commodore Stockton was a can
didate for the U. S. Senate, and each
branch was so nearly balanced in a
party sense that when in joint con
vention it met and balloted daily
about three months before a choice
was made, he was Speaker of the
House, and presided over the joint con
vention, and justly acquired prominent
rank and celebrity as a presiding offi
cer. He is of much prominence in the
L O. O. F., haivng for many years
been Grand Secretary, also Grand
Patriarch. andDeputy Grand Master.
It is indeed fortunate that our com
ing Legislature will have the services
of such an experienced gentleman.
He will proceed to Tucson about the
first proximo. J. W.
U. S. Mail TroublesA Post-Offlce
Sharp Financier.
The Santa Fe Post of the 3rd. has
the following, which we think needs
farther circulation:
Every Southern Mail brings us let
ters from subscribers complaining of
the irregularity with which they re
ceive mail matter. The greater num
ber of conplaints, come from Balaton1
and its neighborhood, though there
are many from Fort Bayard. It is
certain that mail matter is illegally
taken from the bags at some points
between this city and the places
named. Some of our correspondents
assure us that plans have been laid
which will undoubtedly soon lead to
the detection of the leaks. We are
sorry these complaints were not made
while Postal Agent Dawley was in the
Territory; then they could have been
thoroughly investigated. Still we are
not without hope of soon being able
to name and expose some of the crimi
nals. One of our correspondents al
ludes to the case of a suspicious offici
al of whoin he says "the man received
$12 a year and has no other visible
means of support ; he does no work, and
avc lose our mail including money let
ters." How to Catch A Skunk.
A Yosemite traveler makes the fol
lowing contribution to natural history,
which may do for theory if not prac
tice: On my way up there the other
day, I saw two Indians up in a ravine
slowly and stealthily approaching
each other, Avith their eyes riveted on
an object Avhich proved to be a full
groAvn skunk. The one who Avas be
hind held out his hand, and kept mov
ing round in a circle, the animal
Avatehing him all the while. It pre
pared to fire several times, but the In
dian's revolving hand seemed to dis
tract its attention, and it did not exe
cute the threat. All at once the Indi
ans dashed upon it, twiched it up by
the end of its uplifted tail, and held
it high up at arms's length. The oth
er one ran up and cracked its neck
Avith a stroke of his hand. The Avholu
operation Avas performed Avithout the
effusion of any stench Avhatever, Avhieh
appears to be the main point in the
killing, and the captors bore it away
in triumph. The animal seemed to feel
itself so ignominiously discomfited
and disgraced in being hoisted by the
end of the tail, that it abandoned its
usual means of defence.
Let Duffield's partner beware !
New Sulphuret Saver. Jc1 u
Pattison, of Nevada, Cal., has invc fl
ed a neAV sulphuret saver, which li
been tried at the Pittsburg mine, and
is said to work to charm. It consist
of an ordinary square trough, closed at
one end, end supplied with a sliding
door at the lower end. The pulp from
the battery is run through the trough,
and as the sulphurets settle at the bot
tom, the sliding door is raised at the
rate of three quarters of an inch per
hour, so that as the sulphurets are de
posited they are thus held back. Tho
heavier sulphurets all settle at the up
per end and the lighter ones at the
lower end, while the sand is carried otf.
The sliding door is raised by means of
a Avheel and shaft, Avith a screw runnig
around it. The one tested at the Pitts
burg has given such entire satisfaction
that another is to.be put up.
Bad comp any is like a nail driven
into a post, which after the first or sec
ond blow, may be drawn out with lit
tle difficulty; but being once driven up
to the bead, the pinchers cannot take
hold to drow it out, but Avhich. can on
ly be done by the destruction of the

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