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TUCSON, PIMA COUNTY, A. T., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1873.
Vol. HI. No. 52. TSI33EXK IS PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. SUBSCKUTION KaTKS : fn.f Copy, one year, - ' t i f.y, six months - Single- numbers - - - . . Auvkktising Rates : r.,-rtiT nunc ii tula tiTTio. nnfisa 800 f n quare, twelve lines, one rime S3 00 I'ach subsequent insertion J jjjj l'roii'ssionai cards, per monm... Tiain death notices, fr-e. Obituary re- narks in prose, S3 per square, i in".) i' per line. r 'wness advertisements t Reduced li. .t OiHee south siue uonnriiuiuu i r.uu. JOHN WASSON, Proprietor. A. hiciuzed Agents for The Citizkn : "V N. Kelly, newsdealer at Prescott, lias T ' cinzEK for sale. I . P. Fisher, 20 and 21 New Merchants' "x ban go, is our authorized Agent in San - r ii i.l r, Grlerson & Co Arizona City. ' Irvine !fc C' l'henix. II V. lii-jelow will receive and receipt ', i.; nry for Thr Citizkx at Prescott, jTcThakdy, m. d.. It 'hon, Arizona. CuiiNLR OF CUCRCU" AND CONVKNT. K. A. WIX.BUR, M. D., r AuizOna. i. i:: Coi:. Stonb and Convent Sts. COI.rS I5ASHFORD, Attorney at Law, Tcn - Arizona. Will practice in all the Courts of the Terr. ion-. ltf J. E. McCAFPRV, Attoknky at Law, I S District Attorney for Arizona. Tf S' N AllJJSONA. OSic on Congress street, ltf Xi. C. HUGHES, Attorney at Law, a ftorx ey-g ex jjra l arizona, T'isn" Arizona. ui) Congress street. iuv4fcf KOtt ARD & SONS, & Jd. WENT, ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW, Lo- Angei.es - - California, Lca .znMnn of Mexican titles especially attended to. Address, Vol sky E. Howard &. Sons,. Los Ango ics, California. June 14, ly. chari.es o. brown, Dealer in Imported Wines Liquors and Cigars, congress hall, Tucson, A. 1 I A one ei' IS"o"vs Depot AND CIGAR'3T0E.E. o mnE LATEST newspapers, peri- jL r. Heals, Magazines and Novels. .1 i 'x tine tsortment ot i?ar$, Tobacco, Pipes, Etc., on hand. J. S. MANSFELD, '.t -1 nicy's block, congrtss-st, ' Tucson, Arizona i' IlMuUN. 1 N. G. FLOORN0Y. C.. J5AYDE17 & CO., rV iT 1 US AL.E AND RETAIL : tDE ALBRS IN i . v cry "Va-x-A e ty yi. t i R C L A JST D I MAIN STREET, Tl 'SON, AltlZON E. N FISH. S SlLYERBKRG. 1 uc- m. San Francisc Jos. Collingwood, Florence. IZ. TV. FISH una CO,, MAIN ST., FLOEENCE. Wholesale a, n cl Retail - -DEALERS IX xE'-'EEAL MERCHANDISE ;0 HAVE constantly on hand a large and vr.'i! selected stock of Dry Goods, . tli'ng, Boots and Shoes, Groceries P vvisons, Liquors, Cigars and Tobacco, -ltture, etc., which we will sell at the " Ii west prices. Wt re, also, Hay and Grain, constant 1r v.i . : ro supply the Pul Mc 5-tf. THE KISS. Upon ane stormy Sunday, Cooling adoon the lane, "Were a score of bonnio lassies And the sweetest, I maintain, Was Caddie, That 1 took unneath my pladdie, To shield her from the raiu. She said that the daisies blushed For the kiss I hud ta'en. lwadua hue thought the lassie "Wad sae of a kiss complain. " Now, laddie, I winua stay under your pladdie, If I gang home in the rain." But on an after Sunday, When cloud there was notane, This self-same winsome lassie We chanced to meet in the lane Said: "Laddie, Why dinna ye wear yourpladdie ? Wha kons"but it may ruin ? " Yuma County. Prom Tho Yuma Sentinel of Sep tember 27 : Gov. McCoruiick writes Mayor Finlay that the location of school warrants on the disputed tract of land at Yuma was never confirmed by the government ; also that if Gen. Crook will recommend the abandonment of the small ferry reserve on the water front, Yuma will get a patent for the tewnsite so as to include all the land desired by the people. A metallurgical office for testing, purchasing ami shipping of ores is to be established at Yuma. The Newbern left tho mouth of the Colorado for San Francisco on Sep tember 15. David Neahr, by own train, to Tuc son, 200,000 lbs. Win. B. Hooper & Co. shipped during the week ending to-day: 103,000 lbs. telegraph mate rial to Tucson ; 40,000 lbs. Indian sup plies to San Carlos and Chiricahua reservations ; 300,000 lbs. quartermast er aud commissary stores to Camps Lowell, Grant, and McDowell; 60, 000 lbs. citizen freight to Tucson and other points by following trains : Wm. B. Hooper & Co., Bowell & Tay lor, James Neuman, C. T. Harden, Lotd fc Williams, Newsotn fc Co., Bowley & Co., S. S. Jenks, Pedro Aguirre, Jesus Contreras, F. Quiroga. This has been, as will bo noticed by the above, an unusually busy week with our shipping firms. Alvah Smith came in on Monday last, and brought several specimens of gold, silver and copper bearing rock taken from a new lead 18 inches to 3 feet wide, and traceable half a mile, which he recently discovered about 65 miles southeast of Yuma, near the Arizona and Sonora line. He visited the Santo Domingo mine near the lino the lode being in Ari zona and tho arrastrar at the water in Sonora. The owners are Ortega, Hoffman & Dorsey, and they reduce, with furnaco and arrastrar, two tons every 24 hours, worth 250 per ton in silver alone. They are busy night and day. Work is to commence on the Alvina, at Gila City, of which Mr. Smith is part owner, next Mon day. ent Jeubrds Captures More Stock. ClIIEICAnUA Ind. Agenoy, A. T. September 25, 1873 Epitob. Arizona Citizen: On the 22d iusi., my In dians brought me information that there had been eight animals brought on this reservation from Santa Cruz, Sonora. I directed them to take them from the parties, bring them here, and turn them over to me, to enable me to return them to their proper owners. The animals are now at this agency awaiting their owners to come or send and get them. There are four bays, two greys, one cream color, and a sorrel colt ; all small Mexican horses. Tiiomas J. Jeffords. The Commissioner of Indian Affairs denies the truth of the report that supplies of an inferior quality have been forced upon the Indian agents in Arizona by outside pressure and at exorbitant prices. The report prob ably arose from the recent order of the Department to an agent iu that Territory to withdraw an unauthoriz ed and unwarranted advertisement for supplies for whicli provision had al ready been made in the usual manner and at the lowest market rates. All supplies that can bo had in tlw Terri tory are purofeaaed there. So fti u an eastern dispatch. OUU" COKKErPONDKCE. Cheap Varms in Salt River Valley --Causes not New or Well-founded and Some Itcasons Why Commu nication Eietweeu Maricopa Wells and Phcnix Grant's Line and Ac commodations at Wickenbur;r Mining and Farming About Vi'ick- enburg, Ac. Peescott, Arizona, September 23. When at Phenix, I hastily wrote a short letter for print. Having little time to look "about there and needing rest, I omitted to allude to several subjects of interest in that valley, tho most prominent of which is the low pnoe at which farms can bo purchased. I heard of several with comfortable dwellings and other buildings and ample water privileges, which had been and wore then for sale at a few hundred dollars say from 500 to 1,000, and even in some instances part or full payment could be made with horses, cattle or other good moveable property. To people abroad, this may sound bad for Salt River Valley, but the same condition of af fairs exists in other p.irts of Arizona, and have in nearly all new settlements west of the Rocky Mountains as well as farther east. In 1861-2,. 1 was shown first-class farnu in Iowa, with valuable improvements on them, for sale at less than half the cost of the improvements. The same was true in parts of Illinois in 1S57-8. and tho very same causes were assigned as uro now in Salt Eiver Valley. Wheat was dull sale at 35 to 40 cents per bushel, and corn was selling at 8 to 10 cents per busln 1 and thousands of families were burning it for fuel. I vividly remember the gloomy condi tion of the farmers, how anxiously they looked for aud even sought out other fields of operation, and I as distinctly recollect how a few years brought remarkable prosperity to the farmers of Illinois and Iowa; and there nearly every acre is easily tilled and distinguished for production, whereas hero agricultural land is com paratively limited and insufficient water to irrigate much of what there is. Will the farm owners in the Gila and Salt Eiver valleys think of these facts 'f Tho talk of the exhaustion of the soil by a few years of tillage must go for nothing 'with thoughtful people, and even if there were any basis for it, which is extremely doubt ful, there is a remedy for it. Cotton lauds in the southern states are now being recuperated with fertilizers specially prepared to mjeet the case; but the best remedy in Salt Eiver Valley as well as elsewhere, is better cultivation. There is really no cred itable farming m Arizona and but little west of the Eoeky Mountains. But this subjec-f is mc a-L.ted to a volume than a single issue of a small newspaper. To make my stay a little.longer in Salt River Valley, I continued iu the Yuma stage to Maricopa Wells and thence to Phenix by special convey ance furnished by Mr. J. A. Moore, who runs a very easy riding twp seated conveyance from the Wells to Phenix every Tuesday and back on Wednesday, and is ready to carry pas sengers on other days at very moder ate cost. I got aboard James Grant's spring buckboard at Phenix on the afternoon of the 19th ; was at Wick enburg early next morning and in Prescott before daylight Monday. Mr. Grant iiro the best pasaunger ac commodations at Wickeuburg of any in Arizona. Good bads and excel lently cooked food in abundance and variety are at tho passengers' service. Dr. J. H. Pierson, superintendent and general manager of Mr. Grant's stage busiuess, is in charge and is untiring in his efforts to make it comfortable for passengers and other txavolers who stop there. Compared to three years ago, Wick enburg is a dull place. T i-m the Vulture min1 a:? mill were t pe ated by hundreds oi wo.kmen and uc .v are untouched alt j,Cn old talk of soon starting arin j8 fresh if not generall' credited. SJr. Soxtcn is still iu charge irJjjrmnf t? Cusenbary was daiiyWt.pe ;ted to ar rive and renew work pd that he (S.) hoped to soon makefp trip oast. P. W. Smith's lO-steui ? m'H situated fifteen miles below, constantly at .work on ore from th ( Vulture ledge, and is undoubtedly making money above expenses. T,J t oiploys i ?ari- j ocs ways about sixty men. At -Wick- ei.burg, on the load and in Prescott, I saw "small gold bricks iu value from $50 to $500, the product of that mill, and they were golden sights cheerful to behold in the Territory if not pos sessed by myself. A few 'miles belcw Wickcnburg is a "ranch" ownod by Mr. Eambo, which is as pleasant and encouraging to behold as the golden product of Smith's mill. It contains hundreds of fruit trees and grape vines at a productive age. Apple, pear, plum, peach and other trees of most vigor ous growth as well as grape arboi s ornament and make valuable this "ranch." This year late frosts de stroyed the peaches and some other fruits, but last year wagon loads of de'icious peaches wore produced. Howt-ver, the owner is hauling away to the Prescott and other markets grapes and other fruits by the wagon load uud miking money iu a Avay that ought to instil a valuable idea into the heads of tillers of tho soil else where in Arizona. Judged by what I saw, Mr. Rambo truly farms his "ranch" and does no "ranching" on his farm. From Wickenburg to Prescott, there is little to note not observable most anywhere. Skull valley lias a large tract of corn which seems to have had some attention aftor it was planted, and mainly if not scl' lv for this rea son looks as if it would yield largely to Hie aero. J. W. OUR" CORRESPONDENCE. In 1870 and Now Recent Discov eries of Gold in Walnut Grpve Pis tricl and on iyn. Creek Pcoile Encouraged Agriculture Im provements n Prescott Public School. Building and School De partment Headquarters aud Fort Whipple. Prescott, Arizona, September 26. I spent about six weeks in this town and. in the mining and agricultural sections surrounding it, in the Sum mer of 1870. Considering the hootlic condition of tho Indians, I then made a very thorough examination of the settled portions of Yjvvapai county which then also iucludednearly all of what is now Maricoj2ftcpuntj Iu addition to the fact that there is less actual work on mines and little if any more on the ranches in the neighbor hood of Prescott now than three years ago, and hence little new to see, J had not timu to look about and have con tented myself with talking over with the people the prospects geuorally cf Arizona, and do not find much differ ence of opinion regarding the future. Of course all agree that "times iuight bo more livtly" as th.i say ing goes. Amoiiir rh o win) know the Territory b- -t, tiie utmost con fidence exists in thi abundance of its natural resources of mines, psturege, agriculture, etc. In fact, there is quite a buoyant feeling now over mining operations and stock raising. To-day news comes of new discoveries of gold in Walnut Grove district near the head of Kirklaud Creek. Sheriff Thomas has just come in with sam ples of the ore which all show fine gold distributed throughout, and he says the vein is from three to five feet wide, and for several hundred feet along it, even' piece when broken ex hibits gold. ' Ten tons are being ground in an arrastrar and the luckj owneisuuu vvotkeisuii. happy. Homy Wiokenburg andj others aro reported discoverers of rich gold leads iu the same vicinitj Sheriff Thomas reports some forty men at work and many more are going there at once ; also that he has not seen as much mining enthusiasm and apparently as well based, for years past. Tho ore is quite abuudant and near water enough for mills and arrastrars, and accessible by natural roads. The soldiers while lately grading. a road' across Lynx Creek, discovered some bowlders very rich in go!4 and I hear what appears to be ttR vein has b en found and diSHK$. The samples I saw from this discovery do Ui a9 farsraVly ..- do those from the Walnut Grove district the quartz being mostly white and flinty, but some of tbem .irciu weigh, one-fourth gold. The discovery having a beneficial . liiuenee upoi mining industry an J y yipW There is more th' ' . usual fK'Mv ' and -"cess in r.j:;uir with uiiini- j A number now in operation in the imuea uereaway, are yielding hand somely. In several of tho business houses, I saw dabs of gold and more or less daily comes in. All in all, the people are much encouraged by the recent discoveries and currentproducts. Agriculturally, crops are larger and Getter thail exnected purlinr in ilia season, and many think vriii yield as much or more "than the market de mands at living prices. Vegetables of nearly every kind are plenty and of excellent quality. Beet and mut ton are first-rate and better butter than that made in this vicinity is not manufactured anywhere on earth. Now that the Indians are pretty nearly forced into the practice of pnce and honesty, good butter ought to scon retail at less than $1 per pound in all parts of Arizona. So should pork, bacon, lard and many articles of necessity which are now brought from California, be much cheaper. Mr. Eambo's farm at Wickenburg shows what can and ought to bn now done in fruit. The towu of Prescott improves slowly. Levi Bash ford and Wormser & Co. have erected commodious busi ness houses former with wood and latter with brick. Other smaller buildings have been put up within three years and also several neat resi dences. The flowers and shrubs about a iw of the latter, lend a charm to the property which is worth gold as well as being a coiiattwil joy io tho owners and their appreciative neigh bors. Tho most sensible of all public improvements is a commodious public school building just completed ir which school will open next Monday Col. II. A. Bieelow and Dr. T). 7T Kendall officially did the work, and the public oujrht "to annrecintc. as t.hpv doubtless do, the free time and-care they have given to it. The town fathers gave six lots just east of tho business part of tho olace for tho building. The site is fine and a well has been sunk on it which will afford plentv of delicious water. The school- house is painted white outside and in except that portion tastily papered. Tim '!'. ting ami s.!l ,vill cose abaat 1,800 and what is good to know, there is still cash left with tho taxes of 1S73 about all to collect; It is ex pected that the school will" open with upwards of thirty pupils and may ex ceed forty. The tcher, Miss Kelley, has had experience such, and. what its still better, possesses good common sense. At Fort Whipplo nearly- every building occupied is new and the headquarter residences and thoso ot a fow officers of the post, are remarka bly neat and comfortable. The head quarter residences are beautifully located on a swell of land near the post and it is intended-when the field work is satisfactorily advanced, io construct a reservoir on & bluff near by, from which headquarters and Fort Whipple can be anpplkd with water in all parts, of tho buildings, and make available a supply in case of fire. Of course machinery vill be required to force wator in to tho res ervoir, but its cost will be trilling compared to the advantages. The old slab quarters at FoTt Whipple will soon be removed. What with the abandonment of old posts and tho removal of the supplies and certain property to others; the work on CampR Verde. Grant, Lowell, Mohave and Fort Whipple, including head quarters; construction cf the tele graph and several wagon roads of much labor and public advantage, I am informed that the cost of running this Department is constantly decreas ing. J. W. Tiie Washington Re; ublin ot September' 17 has this parser ".ph ; The family of the brilliant young writer, Frederick W Loring, who was slain by the Apacnea near Wicken burg, Arizo:( m November, 1871, while sen my with Lieut. "Wheeler's expedition as a correspondent of The Tribu" have recovered the effects that wiij on his person when he fell. Among them were several sketches ami a charming poem. Where are the patriotic r-jerj of shouted a patriot orator Dead," responded a .-id-lxking ,i iu in the inidJ; ais? I'be crater i