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Vol. 1. TUCSON, PIMA CO., A. T., SATURDAY, AUOUST 5, 1871. Wo. 43. Professional Cards, Adv'ts, Etc. WEST SIDE OF PLAZA, TUCSON, A. T. Ol'l'OSITE TIIK CONVENT. 25FA slate for calls may bo found at the Drugstore, lott COLRS BASIIFORD, LOTTOS. ISTEZ" - .A.T - X.-A.'W TL'CSON ARIZOXA. Will practice in all the courts of the Territory. ltf J. 33. McCAFFRY, District Attorney for Pima count, and TJ. S. Dcjty tilst. AWy, A. T., TUCSON ARIZONA Office op. Catholic Church, Plaza.-ltf .TO FIX ANDERSON, JA.TTOH,IsrE2"--T - LAW TUCSON, ARIZONA. Especial attention given to Chattel Mort iraires under the'law of 1871. Office corner of Brown and Church streets. 21tf S. 3T. X TJ :V IV 33 . ATTOBNEY LAW 1301 F STREET, WASHINGTON, I). C. O "Y17ILL promptly attend to the eollec t T tion of all claims placed in his hands against the Government of the United States.... Will also pay snecrnl attention to procuring patents for Minhig claims, and School Lands, etc Respectfully reters to Ixovcrnor A. 1. 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BENNETT & CO., Ovcrland 3Xa.il nntt Express Company, KENOVY KUJNiNlJNfjr Afi two-horse vehicle three; times a week, from Tucson to the Burro .Mines, where they connect-witu uoacnes 3?or All Parts of New Mexico, Texas, Chihuahua and Eastern States. Particular Attention paid to carry ing Express Matter, and comfort of Pass angers. Office at Lasin6ky & Co.'s store, Tucson. (nolStf) Pine Lumber! THE SANTA RITA SAW - MILL CO. are now prepared to furnish all kinds of Iiumbcr and. fSlilngrles at the Lowest Prices and of the Very Best Quality ever offered in this market. Parties wanting any kind of lumber will S lease leave their orders at the store of essrs. E. N. Fish & Co., and they will be promptly filled. 25tf The Arizona Citizen PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY, o- Sn1sciIptioji Hates: One Copy, one year, 5 00 One Copy, six months 3 00 Single numbers o Advertising Rates : Twelve lines in this type, one sq. One square, ten lines, one time $3 00 Each subsequent insertion 150 Professional cards, per month 3 00 75v .Business Advertisements at lied need Hides. . . .All Bills Due Monthly. . . . Office i northeast corner of Conqrcss Hall Mock. JOIIX WASS0Xt Proprietor, Authorized Agents for The Citizen L. P. Fisher San Francisco W. 13. Bancroft New San Diego Schneider Grierson & Co Arizona City CENTRAL ARIZONA MINES. The Vulture Company and Works Described in a manner "Child like and Bland" The Sexton Discovery, etc. Wickenburg, A. T., July 20. On tho 4th instant I visited the Yulture Company's mine of that name lo cated 15 miles west of this town. Al though what I may say of the mill mine and men in charge, may have mostly appeared in print before, therd may he a goodly number of readers more or less interested in the matter herewith prepared for The Citizen. Moreover, repetition is the rule with regard to describing or noticing such interests. The Vulture Company is represent ed here and superintended by Mr. B. Sexton believed to be principal own his brother-in-law, Mr. Phelps, next chiefly interested. L. C. Buncken, Esq., is Mr. Sexton's clerk and book keeper. If there are any fancy or ex tra othcials, they keep very quiet around, indeed. P. Tayler and fam ily superintend at the mine, which in eludes a stock of goods. H. Smith is amalgamator. The mill is a forty- stamp one, and located on the west bank of the Hassayampa river (or sand, mostly,) a short mile north of this burg. Mr. Sexton was a Connecticut merchant and manufacturer had years of experience in managing ope ratives and large business ; his chief qualification when taking charge here, The property here was run before his advent something like the Dutchman kept tavern. Mr. Goldwater, mer chant, had to take it and work out a debt owing him, and he succeeded even to the extent of paying some other in debfbdness of the concern showing that there must be naturally at least great merit in the mine. Mr. Taylor is a native of Scotland ; a machinist and miner by trade and practice from youth ; has been a good many years in America superin tended and worked in and about the Comstock some years. Smith has been in the ore reducing business ever since quartz mining assumed an im portance on the coast. The mine was discovered by Mr. "Wickenburg now running a ranch near town. The road leads over hard ground and an easy divide to the mines, from where it looks like a dead level south to the Gila 35 miles. The company claim 900 feet of the ledge, but confine their developments to 300 of that distance ; also the exact depth now reached. This depth is in the eastern chimney, so-called; the west ern shaft and incline is down 170 feet. say incline, for neither depth is reached altogether vertically. The ledge at these works is thought to have broken over to the south, hence the great apparent width on the sur face. General direction of discovery and tracing, north and south. The deposit is worked to a width of at least 100 foet on the surface, and the ore to the present depth is generally all of half that width, and dipping into the hill east. "What surprised me, if anything, was the vastness of the prospect. The good character of the property is evidently quite thor oughly established. There is so infer - nal much blowing about contemptible holes in the ground, in a thousand districts on 4 'this coast," that I feel thankful for a look at something of the Kina m question, it the vulture is not "a true fissure vein," it possesses the evidences to that end at present depth as largely as did the Washoe chief., ihe latter predominated m silver this in free gold ore through out. xiie LomstocK claims consume forests of timber for propping up pur poses, while the Vulture has been started and is yet managed so as to re quire little or no bracing, except as attorded by the natural pillars quartz which in their turn must give way to 4,dcad" rock filling. To bo sure, there is no water in the Vulture (a misfortune),but mines without water can be often managed without a city of timber below the surface. All the houses about the Vulture are built of $10 ore, and thero are at least 25,000 tons of that grade lying round loose besides (3 per ton said to remain in the tailings below the mill all which, to say nothing of the rapid ac cumulation going on, will be of great value alone at no distant day. Mr xayior, wno ouut a narrow gauge road in England many years ago, and which is yet running, thinks the Gila river the proper destination for Vul ture reduction: and that a couple of mules or other donkey engines could do the Avork ot the present costly and tedious arrangement. Here is i$8 per ton for hauling ore; the same for wood per cord, and 40 barrels of water per day must be hauled for use on the road or at the mine. The day I was at the bottom of the shaft, a healthy looking seep of water was struck for the first time in the history of the concern and 1 am now told that the Supenn tendent there is of opinion that he has finally reached what miners know as the water level an event of im portance to them. He thinks consid erable water near at hand, and enou for blasting purposes would be a great saving and convenience. Am also told that a considerable body of richer ore than usual was found on that level since my visit. The average quantity ot milling ore extracted and reduced every 24 hours is about 65 tons; the total cost of getting out the metal for market is abouttflo. Just what profit is obtained, is quite another thing. and 1 have made very general inquir les on that point. A clear profit of but ol per ton would constitute a handsome income. How much above that grade the ore averages, 1 will not say. What is the more interesting teaturo ol the whole attair, is to know that quartz is reduced now in Califor nia where the entire proceeds of the ore amounts to but $2 50 per ton iv seems impossible that 49 prices for materials and facilities will be maintained in this Territory above a very tew vears more, when my ex pectations are that Arizona will be one of the most prosperous mining sections in the Union. Labor is now cheap enough in proportion in tins Territory. and 1 would advise no more poor men to emigrate here before Bradshaw is prospected, only as money can do it, ere the Indians are quieted. Several months more will tell much better re garding the future of that district, if the work be conducted on the squares and I think it will be so far as that word as yet applies to mining "opera tions. It is distressing to know that what is destined to be one of the fore most industries or. tne nation mining lor tne precious metals in quartz is spoken of as you would refer to the operations ot a den of thieves or coun terfeiters; and always treated in the light of gambling. In Arizona, tim ber is more evenly distributed than in any of the older mining States or lerntones; there is more water than the country gets credit for on the sur face, and when needed much can be readily obtained by a small outlay in digging; pasturage is generally sa perior in quantity and quality; but above all, to my way of thinking, the cnmaie win oe iouna very acceptable to thousands now anxious tor the In dian question to be settled before pros pecting it themselves with a view to permanent settlement in one or an other capacity. And from what I have gathered regarding the Apache tribes north of the Gila; and from what I intimately know of General Crook's scouting system elsewhere if he gets it to working here as of old, and is let alone about two Winters, there will be the sickest lot of savages remaining that ever was known on the 1 continent. By the way, there is little skepticism on that score through the northern settlements, and I have taken some interest in sounding them thereon. Now, a paragraph more on the Vul ture mill and mine. There are an av erage of about 150 men employed constantly, and at times the pay roll shows a force of nearly 200. There is something of a debt hanging over the institution, but then I hear of no un easiness whatever regarding its sol vency; on the other hand, the common expression is that no amount of loose management financially could stop the mill and mine a fortnight. Mr. box- ton evidently has his -own way of do ing business, regardless of anything that may be said on the outside, Everything in or about either depart ment, simply has a neat and strict ap pearance; it there is anything extrav agant about the management, it is surely outside the actual working op erations, when he assumed charge, mill and mine yards, and the road be tween, were in a manner in the condi tion of the surrounding boulders and sage-brush country. The reverse is true now. At the mine, a whim cost ing $12,000 has been erected; twenty stamps added to the crushing power of the mill. Comfortable quarters and satisfactory food is afforded all hands The Superintendent presides in the same dining-room with his general employes, ana aitogetner tnere ap pears on the surface of things in gen eral little superfluous trappings of any kind; and one hears as little complain ing on the part of the men, as could bp found in the present history of suc cessful quartz mining on so large a scale. No vulgar language is heard on the premises, and on the whole, peace and prosperity prevail. There is an agricultural interest worthy of mention carried on in connection 12 acres ot a vegetable garaen on tne Hassayampa, below the tailing yard. This garden is fenced by a healthy growth of cottonwood, and divided in the middle by an avenue for wagons, etc., lined 'by the same thrifty trees. Last evening I participated in the de struction of the first of this year's pro duction of melons. Good breeds of hogs, dogs, cats, and other domestic animals, none of which are so numer ous as to be a nuisance or expense, flourish at the mill and mine, and al together the institution, as I have said beiore, has more ot the look oi good old fashioned business organization (among the whites), coupled with a taste for living decently and in order as we go along, than anything else I've seen in tho Territory, and you can all say what you may to the contrary, tnd be blessed. Regarding "the Great Sexton" dis covery (I call nothing a mine that has not been systematically prospected to the technical water level), all 1 know is this: within the past fort night, 47 tons and a fraction were re duced at the Vulture mill, and last evening I heard Superintendent Sex ton and the discoverer (Mr. Stanton) express themselves nigniy sansnea with the results. Ut course, 1 had no standpoint as yet for an argument about it. From all reports, the size of ledge or deposit or what not, completely throws the Vulture in the shade, hex- ton has contended from the first that it was richer at least on the score of being easier reduced, and that the gold is more valuable to the ounce; and that he expected to see a mill on tho ground within a few months. The 11 1 J. t- "1 Ll i. i? ledge IS aDOUD lu imiea uunucnuui here, near Antelope creek and moun tain on top of which peak being the place where the many thousands in golden lumps wero picked up some years since. The creek contains water sufficient to run 100 stamps, but my informants say there is any quantity , of good milling ore in sight for 1,000 stamps, etc. All of which is related here tor what it may be worth. If it is not strong or highly colored enough for The Citizen, send it to The Miner, which is the most "child-like and bland" sheet on quartz in the Terri tory. Marion and I agreed on that fact, at least, before I left Prescott W. Messes. W. H. Corder & Co. have received an order for 1,000 boxes of their soap, from an Arizona City firm. Hone thev will get plenty more orders of the same kind. San Diego ; Union. Ex-President Andy going to Paris. Legal AdvertiscineiitSi APPLICATION FOR PATEJrT. Register's Oefice, U. S. Land Offick, Prescott, Arizona, June. 15, 1873L NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL whom it may concern, that Wm F. Scott and James Lee have this day filed in this Land Office an application for a patent from the United States, under an Act of uongress approved July 26, lb6, and Act supplementary thereto, to the following described argentiferous mining claim, known as the Negnilla Mine, situated in the Sierra de Amole Mining District, county oCPima and Territory of Arizona, which said mining claim embraces 1,993 2-10 lineal feec orisaid Neguilla lode, to gether with a tract of land Tor mining and milling purposes appurtenant to said mine, as more fully shown by the diagram accompanying said application ; the said mining claim being bounded and described as follows : It is situated on the south base of Soap Weed Peak, about one mile west of the Soap Weed Gap, in the Sierra de Amole mountain range, and beginning at the N. W. corner of said claim, at a post marked "N. S. & L. M. Co. No. 1," in a stone mound, on the right and west blulT bank of a ravine running south, and from which a large rock ori the apex of Soap Weed Peak Dears N. 32 degrees E., 29.91 chains distance ; thence S. 50 de grees E. along the N. boundary at a varia tion of 12 degrees 54 minutes E., one chain to a deep ravine running south ; thence direct on said line to 5 chains, opposite which point a shaft and mining works are 150 links south ; thence to 7 chains, from which point the top of a hill bears N. and S and ends 100 links south of line in heavy quartz croppings; thence in same di rection to 10.25 chains, a ravine runs south ; thence on a line to 18 chains where ravine runs south ; thence to 24 chains where low ridge runs south ; thence to 30.20 chains to a post marked 4'N. S. & L. M. Co. No. 2," in a stone mound, being the N. E. corner of said claim, from which the large rock which is on the apex of Soap Weed Peak bears N. 9 degrees W. and a high conical peak bears S 30X E. ; thence S. 40 degrees ., 3.03 chains to a post marked ,4N. S. & L. M. Co. No. 3," in a stone mound ; thence N 50 degrees W. along the south boundary 30.20 chains to a post marked ,lN. S. & L. M. Co. No 4;" thence N 40 degrees E along the west boundary 3.03 chains to the place of beginning, contain ing 9 15-100 acres. Any person or persons claiming adversely to said applicants must as required by law file a notice of the same in this office within ninety days from the first day of publishing hereof. je24-3m WM. J. BERRY, Register. APPLICATION FOE" PATENT. U. S. Land Office, Prescott, A. T. j Register's Office. June 23. 1871. f NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL whom it may concern, that Polharnus & Gunther have this day filed in this office an application for a Patent from the United States, under an Act of Congress approved July 2(5, i860, and Acts supplementary thereto, to the following: described argen tiferous galena mining claim, known as the Flora Temple Mine, situated in the Castle Dome Mining District, county ot Yuma and Territory'of Arizona, which said min ing claim embraces 2,000 lineal feet on said Flora Temple lode and 100 feet on each side of the course run, in accordance with the customs of said mining district, as is more fully shown by a diagram accompany ing said application: Commencing at this point, which is situated S. 33 deg's, 35 min utes Wfrom the south face of Castle Dome peak; and S. 71 degrees W. from the north face of the most prominent peak naxt south in the Dome range; thence runninirS. 18 de grees, 30 minutes E., 20 30.100 chains; also running iN 71 degrees, W minutes ., 10 chains, making in all 2,000 feet of surface ground, taking in as aforesaid 100 feet on each side of the course run. The said claim is named the Flora Tem ple; is a rock claim composed of argentif erous galena, and situated about 330 feet west and running parallel to the Castle Dome and Buckeye mines, In said Castle Dome Mining District, count of Yuma ana territory ol Arizona, and upon tinsur veyed lands. Any person or persons claiming adversely to said applicants must, as required by law, file a notice of the same in this office within ninety days from the first day of the publi cation hereof. WM. J. BERRY, jyS-3m Register. Administrator's Notice. ESTATE OF CHARLES McKINNEY, Deceased. Notice is hereby Driven to all persons having claims against the estate ol (Jharles Mciiinney, deceased, to present the same, with the necessary vouchers, to the undersigned, at his office in Tucson, A. T., within one year from the date of thi notice, or they will be barred bylaw. JOHN S. THAYER, Administrator Tucson, July 15, 1871. iyl5-4w NOTICE WHOM IT MAY CONCERN. You are hereby notified that from and after the hrst day of July, 1871, that I am not holden nor will 1 pay any debts con tracted against me, or in my name, except by me personally, or by my personal order. And all persons indebted to me are hereby notified to settle with no one for the same, except with me personally or my legally authorized agent. D. C. THOMPSON. j Sanford, July 1, 1871. jyl-3m t0t, ;JT)LANK DECLARATORY STATE donnson as j-j mentB for Pre-Emptors, fort-ale at the I Ctilzeh office. Sent by mail for cash.