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TXT C S O 3ST, ABIZONA
S3atird.a,y, December 31,'70
A printer who is a good and sttady work
man, can get two or three months, if not
longer employment, at good wages, at the
The Citizen office.
The Old and New Year.
The year 1S70 lias been an event
fid one, take the world over, and a
prosperous one in the United States,
on the average. The Southern States
have made rapid advances in the pro
duction of staples, and altogether
peace and recuperation on a perma
nent basis is the word throughout the
Union. The Indians have given less
trouble the country over, during the
same length of time, than for many
years. To repeat it, there is a feel
ing prevalent at least, to the effect
that Arizona's time "will come at last ;
of course, for there is an end to all
things. But there are substantial ev
idences of a better state of things
here than ever before. New posts and
roads have been established in import
ant sections, and the depleted ranks of
the military are to be filled, and additi
onal aid afforded and a strong policy
enforced, according to general belief.
Immigration is announced from all
sides on a greater or less scale, in one
form or another. It is very probable
that something practical will be done
with one or more Southern Pacific
railroad scheme, which would turn
the tide immensely in our favor.
California is coming to her senses, as
well as to her second wind, and that
will inure to our good. "We are to
have increased mail facilities, which
if properly managed, lend great pres
tige to any country, but more so in
Xiroportion to a new one. This and
more has taken shape during the year
1870, if there be luck in odd num
bers, we have reason to hope that a
satisfactory fulfillment may take
pl&ee in 1871.
No one year for a century past has
produced such an astounding event
(amounting perhaps to an epoch or
the beginning of a new era) as that of
the Prussian success in the Avar with
Prance. The Napoleonic dynasty
(Louis and wife) came tumbling down
like the immortal "Jack and Jill."
The Prussians have the entire regular
army of Prance, digging potatoes
and ditches in Germany, and are fast
gobling the volunteers and transport
ing them for the same purpose. But
the end is not yet.
The Mission Camp murderers pre
faced their bloody deeds by opening
the door and in the usual way asking
for horse feed and its price, closing the
door and returning in a few moments
with a Spencer carbine. Mr. and
Mrs. Eeidt were sitting by the stove
discussing what they should have next
day for a Christmas dinner, James
"Lytle was standing by all happy, ap
prehending no danger and anticipa
ting their Christmas festivities, when
the door again opened and instantly a
ball from the Spencer pierced Mr.
Eeidt' s heart. Next Lytle fell, and
then Oliver. Mrs. Eeidt was knock
ed down, but the entreaties of a Mex
ican herder spared her life. She was
dragged about by the hair, and vio
lently thrown upon the dead body of
her husband. The murderers then
sacked the house of $250 in money,
flour, coffee, sugar, tea, etc. etc., and
with five fine stage animals departed.
This occurred near 6 P. M. The down
stage reached there at 9.30, driven
by John Mfu-kle. He says among all
his adventures, and they are many
and various, he never witnessed such
a sight and experienced such indescrib
able sensations. The conduct of the
dogs was remarkable, and columns of
readable details might be given, but
our space forbids. "With much per
suasion, Mrs. Reidt was induced to go
to Arizona City by stage, where she
is well cared for and will soon recover.
The body of her husband was taken
down there and buried Tuesday at 10
x. M., and James Lytle and Thos.
Oliver's remains were interred at the
camp, by a party who went up for
that purpose on Sunday.
The Mission Camp Massacre.
A brief account of this dire slaughter
of human beings is given by our Ari
zona City correspondent. Since it oc
curred, we have passed over the Gila
river road and find that it has arous
ed general alarm, and a determina
tion to exhaust every measure of lo cal
and if need be invoke national aid
to bring the guilty wretches to jus
tice, and prevent the repetition of
such terrible crimes. It would require
several columns of our space to recite
the half wo heard one way and anoth
er about this outrage. The matter of
race is prominent, and it appears to be
in some measure at the root of the sev
eral murders committed along the
Gila valley by Mexicans within the
past few years. In this instance the
young son of Mr. Kilbride, who hap
pened at Mission Camp at the time of
the murders, was spared, as the mur
derers said, because he had Mexican
blood in his veins, and Mrs, Eeidt
was denounced as a "damned gringo
bitch," and other worse epithets hav
ing reference to race. It is the boast
of many Mexicans, so the American
settlers declare, that they will yet
clean the river of whites, from one
end to the other. The Sonora line is
near by and can be crossed in twenty
four hours after the commission of a
crime. "When over, criminals are
quite secure, and the readiness with
which they can repeat raids and crimes
and return, encourages them in their
work of pillage and murder, There
seems to be a low branch of the Mexi
can race who, when injured or fancy
they have grievances to redress, never
resort to legal processes or any other,
but murderous attacks with all ad
vantages on their side, and many of
them now infest the highway from
Laguna Station, where the Los An
geles and San Bernardino road inter
sects, to just above Mission Camp,
where there is a prominently travelled
road to Sonora. The station keeper
at Laguna remarked in our hearing,
and that too before he knew of the
Mission Camp massacre, that the road
was lined with suspicious Sonorani
ans, and he believed many of the hor
ses they had were stolen in Los Ange
les and San Bernardino Counties.
He and others along there were on the
alert, and keep a good watchful eye
out for these fellows. The Lower
California boundary is but four miles
from Laguna, and the traveled road
lies niostlj' ont of the United States
from thence to Port Yuma, and we
may say the facility for escape of
criminals is very great along the stage
and frieght route between here and
San Diego, and unless the Mexican
authorities will promptly aid in cap
turing, returning, and in all possible
ways bringing these bad men to prob
er punishment, even a worse condi
tion of affairs on the border will en
sure. Citizens of the United States
will endure much before resorting to
illegal means of redress, but in this
instance the limit is almost reached.
This matter will be pressed home
upon the Mexican authorities personal
ly and officially, and if not responded
to with promptness and effect, the
United States government will bo call
ed upon to effectively interfere. Our
border must be protected from these
migratory thieves and murderers.
This subject shall have farther atten
tion. A meeting was to be held in Arizo
na City on Tuesday last to exchange
views upon the best course to pursue ,
in reference to the Mission Camp
murderers, to the end that they be
captured, punished, and such deeds be
restricted if not wholly prevented in
the future. They are thoroughly ar
roused, and intend to press this matter
with persistent force upon our local and
national authorities, as well as those of
Mexico. Col. Jas. M. Barney ad
vised Governor Safford of the facts,
and the Governor has issued a prod a
mation offering a reward of 1000 for
the apprehension of the criminals.
Col. Barney says that they are known,
and description will be sent by next
mail. Yuma connty will probably
offer a reward.
LETTER FROM ARIZONA CITY.
The Most Crud and Cold-Blooded Murder
or Assassination in the History of Ari
zona. . . . Three Men Killedanda Woman
Sliot and Throicn upon the Dead Body
of her Hnsoand The Criminals Es
cape Stage Station RoNicd, Etc.
Arizona City, Dec. 25, 1870.
Christmas is very "triste here" here,
especially since the arrival of the Tuc
son stage bringing the horrifying in
telligence of the brutal murder of
Chas. Eeidt, James Litle and Thos.
Oliver, at Mission Camp station, last
evening ; also the wounding of Mrs.
Eeidt, and the sacking of the station,
by three Mexicans. "With a Henry
rifle, they commenced the attack upon
their unsuspecting victims between
five or six in the evening, and after
killing them and cutting the throat of
Oliver from ear to ear, they then behav
ed in the most wanton and cruel man
ner to the rest of the persons who were
rendered helpless by the death of the
men, dragging Mrs. Eeidt- by the
hair of the head a considerable dis
tance and tantalizing her with the
sight of her dying husband, and fi
nally threw her upon his corpse and
shot her through the thigh. When
they left, they took everything of
value about the place including ull the
stage stock. On this frontier, we
have become accustomed to blood
shed and violence, but this act eclipses
all others in cold blood-shed and pure
cussedness so much that every one
here seems to be awe-stricken at the
enormity of the criine. A party left
immediately upon the receipt of the
news to bury the bodies. Mrs. Eeidt
has been brought to town. Her
wound is severe but not dangerous.
Clean-up of Gila Placer Mining Co.,
for 4 days, is eleven ounces.
McCorinick's wagons arrived from
Tucson on the 19th.
The soldiers on the hill gave a
grand danco last nig' t, and the resi
dents of this place give one tln3 even
ing. MABIXK INELLTGEXC E.
Port of Arizona City Arrived
Dec. 20, str. Nina Tilden, Capt. Mel
lon, from Bhrcnburg ; on same day,
barge White Fawn, Wilson.
Departed : Dec. 22, str. Tilden, Mellon,
for Ehrcnburg ; same place, barge
Memoranda Barque Glara Bell report
ed to have left San Pranrisco, on
Yednesday of this woak for the
mouth of the Colorado.
Puiiliic attention is directed to the
advertisement of Steiner & Klauber, of
San Diego. They are very substantial
men, give the strictest attention to
business, and always .satisfy their
Moxetaky. Gold in New York,
Dec. 24, at 4 r. jr., was HOf ; green
backs. 90 and 91 f.
Steiner & Klauber,
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
Estate of M.J. Flournoy, Dec'd.
-jTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN BY THE
A. undersigned, Administrator of the Es
tate of JL J. Flournoy, Deceased, to the
Creditors of, rad all persons having claims
against said deceased, to exhibit the same
with the necessary vouchers, within one
year from the date of tins notice, to the
undersigned at his office, in the town of
Tuc-on and County of Pima, or the same
will be lorever barred.
PINCKNEY R. TULLY,
Tucson, A. T., December 2'Jth, 1870.
In the Matter of the Estate of
Newton Israel, Deceased.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO THE
Creditors of, and all persons having
claims against the Estate ot Newton Isra
el, deceased, to present them to the under
signed at his office in Tucson, with the
neccessary vouchers, within twelve months
from the date of this notice, after which
date all outstanding claims will be forever
barred. JOHN H. ARCHIBALD,
Tucson, A. T., Dec. 31, 1870. 12w4
Indian Killed. The mail from
Prescott arrived about ten o'clock to
day. . . .Capt. Monihan, of 3d Cav., on
his return from Yerdi, killed one In
dian and saw several hostilcs.
Gen. Geo. B. Dandy, formerly
A. Q, M. at the Arizona City TJ. S.
Depot, will not return therefor duty,
but to the States. His successor has
not yet been assigned.
Rafael Suastidui, an experienced
jeweler, has opened a shop in town.
His advertisement will appear next
Too Late Letters from Phenix
and Ralston ; will appear next week.
DISTRICT COURT SUMMONS.
In the District Court of the First Judicial
District, County of Pima, and Territory of
Arizona.... John M. Allen against Hilano
Cuevas. . . . The Territory of Arizona sends
greeting ToHilario Cuevas, defendant:
TOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED AND
required to appear in an action brought
against you by the above named plaintiff,
in the District Court of the First Judicial
District of the Territory of Arizona, and
to answer the complaint therein, tiled in
the office of the Clerk of said Court at Tuc
son, in the County of Pima, within twenty
days (exclusive ot the day ol service) alter
service of this summons upon you, if served
within this county; if served ont of this
county, but within this District, thirty
days ; in all other cases, forty days.
The said action is brought to obtain a
decree ol Court for the foreclosure of a
certain mortgage described in the said
complaint, aud executed by the said nilario
Cuevas to John B. Allen, to secure the pay
ment of the sum of Nine Thousand Dollars
in gold coin with the interest thereon, pay
able as follows, to wit: Three thousand
dollars in gold coin, payable six months
after the date of said mortgage, with inter
est at the rate of two per cent, per month,
payable monthly, from the 25th day of Jan
uary, A. D. lobs, ana interest thereon :
Three thousand dollars in gold coin, pay
able in nine months from the date of said
mortgage, with interest thereon, at the rate
of one per cent, per month, payable quar
terly, from the liltcenth day of September
A. D. 1SGS, and interest thereon; Three
thousand dollar's in gold coin, payable in
iiftecu months from the date "of said
mortgage, with interest thereon at the rate
ol twelve per cent, per annum, payable
quarterly, from the 15th day of September
A. D. T3ii8, and interest thereon.
That the premises conveyed thereby may
be sold, and xlic proceeds applied to the
payment of the amounts due the plaintiff
lor tnc aiorcsaul principal sums, and the
interest that may be due; and for the sum
of seventy-two 50-100 dollars, balance due
the plaintiff, for repairs and improvement
of said premises ; for the care thereof, since
the lotli day of September A. D. 1S6S, and
for taxes and assessments levied and paid
thereon; also, for the costs, expenses and
disbursements of said suit ; and in case
such proceeds be not sufficient to pay the
same, then to obtain judgment against the
said llilario Cuevas, for the balance remain
ing due, and for other and further relief.
If you fail to appearand answer the said
complaint as herein required, the plaintiff
will take neiault against you, and apply to
the Court for the relief demanded in said
j Given under my hand and the Seal
-j L. s. y of the District court of the First Ju
( . ) dicial District of the Territory of Ar
izona, this 2lJih day of December, A. 1). 1S70.
Clerk District Court,
12nio First Judicial District, Arizona.
E. N. Fish,
Tucson, A. T.
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