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Bold Stago Robbery.
This editor has frequently read of
the daring deeds of fierce highway,
men and several times within the last
Bir months it has been necessary for
us to describe the bold operations of
these desperadoes, but never until day
before yesterday have we had the good
lortune to witness the modus operandi
by which these members of the shot-
gun gentry extract the valuables from
a stage coach and passengers by the
simple but magical persuasive power
of cold lead.
The stage left Tucson on "Wednes
day at 2 o'clock p. m the usual hour,
Authur Hill was driver and Veterin
ary Surgeon Whcatley, J. P. Cluni and
one Chinaman were passangers. The
ranch at Point of Mountain, nighteen
miles from Tucson, was reahced at
" about 5. p. m, a light rain was fall
ing and onr party was corresponding
ly happy. About ten minutes later we
struck the sand at the Point of the
Mountain and our horses took a slow
walk. Suddenly some one accosted
Xhe driver in rather hareh tones to.
which he made some reply and stop
ped the coach, but before we could
imagine the cause or suspect anything
serious a tall form in mask appeared
at the left- side of the coach and cov
ering us with a Spencer rifle and a six
shooter commanded us not to move at
tne peril of our lives. The Citizen
reportcr had a pistol but it lay on the
floor of the coach. Mr. "Wheatly had
one also, but I: was on the seat under
a blanket. The attack was in open
daylight and so unexpected that we
were wholly unprepared, and once un
der the cover of his arms we were
quite willing to obey his commands.
He remarked, "The first one that
moves I'll kill deader than h 1 ; you
may get me but Pll get some of you
first and I'd just as soon die as not."
He then ordered out the express box
and two mail sacks, which orders were
promptly executed by driver Hill; he
next requested the Heathen to disgorge
his loose change, which amounted in
all to six dollars. Then with exquisite
grace he leveled his rifle on this
"editorial innocent and demanded the
net profits of The Citizen oflice since
its location in Florence. Three Mex
icans dollars was the best showing we
could make and upon these we refused
to allow any discount. The bold rob
ber was finally induced to accept this
humble contribution as our best effort
and the range of his battery was
changed so as to cover Surgeon "Wheat
lev's manlv form. This was more
agreeable to us but less comfortable
for Wbeatley. The effect of this change
it range was an involuntary contribu
tion from Whcatley of $28. Aflor the
collection had been taken the robber
remarked that some one in our party
" looked like a sick man." !No doubt
he was correct, whoever he intended
to address. After scaning the coach
ir a moment he ordered us to drive on
inch order wo found it quite con
venient to obey, and just as we started
.-this persuasive wayfarer extended a
very polite invitation for us to come
back and fight him as soon as we felt
disposed to do so. "We wore soon be
yond the reach of our arbitrary visitor
and felt less need of the life insurance
companies that we had a few moments
-previous. Having no guns wc con-
eluded to go on to Desert Station,
seven miles distant and report.
"We have some causes lor sclf-con-ratnlation
as we wore on our person
a watch and chain which represents to
us225. The chaiu was exposed on
our right side but passed unobserved
by the robber.
We learn by dispatches from Tucson
that the express box was empty and
there was nothing of great value in
i the mails, hence as he only obtained
$37 from the passengers his booty was
Kmall and he will no doubt feel it nec
essary to rob another coach soon, pas
iscngers and officers should be corres
The Stage Itobbcri
So near as wc remember the man
who robbed the stage on Wcdnosday jshu was tired and disgusted with the
afternoon, was about six feet high and investigating committee, as it was
-well built. He had his pants in his! farce, etc.; and finally, that she
boot3 and wore small brass spurs such
as are used by the army. His face
"was covered with a muslin mask hav
ing opening for his eyes only. His
weapons were a Spencer carbine and a
U's army size six-shooter. "When
Aking the attack he ljeld his gun to
shoulder all the time and his pistol
.cd in the fingers of the left baud
sed cKsc to the gun-barrel and
llel with it which gave it the ap
nce of benig fastened to the car-
Our readers will remember the
an who robbed the stage east of:
r City, X. M., about three months
Colonel Willard and Lieut. West
re on the coach. This robbery was
nniitted in the night and the report
3ted that the robber " had a pistol
irapped to his gun." This leads us to
ieliee that the two robberies were
Jotnniitted by the fame man.
5 Labor Trouble.
Washington, July 26 .A heavy
rain this afternoon put an end to
labor troubles at the Washington;,
Monument. Early in tho day the
e i ,.i; fnrr-n ivci J lu do not come onvarU and payyour
resence of a large police iorce asjJs jngajtojy superior to those hereto, proper proportion of the cost of the said
ecessarv to preserve the property ot , . T ilwork. tho undersigned win claim forfeit-
. - t T,r;nnB of thf
te ;U,. .w,. ..n
itv a ' l iii lucu iniuu iw.?w
red ft less than SI. 50 net dav and
trsuaded them to quit
Items Iroui Yumn Sentinel.
The new road from Yuma to Tyson's
Wells, via Castle Dome, is now open
for business. There is now every reason
to hope that the first mail over it
left here on Alonday morninp, Juh'
29. Parties who have come over it
from Castle Dome speak very well of
it. There is but one stiff pitch in the
road, which will be soon fixed.
J Maricopa Wells are now owned by
Chas. Wolhoff Ss Co., of which firm A.
Barnett is a member. They are fixing
Urn place up as a first-class hotel, store,
jsajoon, stamc ana uiacKsmuu snop.
Good luck to them !
The value to a mining country, of a
newspaper that describes mines intelli
gently, is incalculable. See what the
Star has done for Pima county. Some
times that paper enters into details
rather unnecessarily. As, for instance,
when it tells us that the Turquois Dis
trict, in the Dragoon mountains, is so
called from the quantities of turquoise.
shells found there. Every school-boy
knows that turquois-shell is used for
combs and knife-handles, just as he
knows that tortoises are blue stones
that are often cut and set as jewels.
The water from Hancock's well, as
per published analysis, contains 0.42
grains of Lon which is new.
The last direct mail from Dos Pal
mas to Ehrenberg will probably be
carried to-day. As the C. & A. Stage
Co., carries mail but six times a Meek,
it has a Sunday unoccupied. This day
will probably be used in changing
stock and wagons off unto the Yuma
and Tyson's Wells road, which is now
open and ready for business. Wc can
look for some wagons, horses and
whip-lashes down here by to-morrow's
"When the washout occurred, week
before last, a telegram was received
late in the aftenuon by the acting
agent here of the railroad company,
instructing him to engage a large num
ber of laborers to go out and repair
the tracks. Some thirty men were en
gaged, who expected to receive $1.50
per day for tte job. But when the
Superintendent of Construction came
in, that night, he refused to pay over
$1.25 per day. Only two men went
out. This fact accounts for part of the
delay in getting the track repaired and
the trains through. The usual rate
paid here for that class of labor is
By to-day's boat there goes a job
press and outfit of type for John G.
Campbell, of Prescott. Campbell would
scorn to offer money to a newspaper
for supporting his pretensions to the
oflice of Delegate to Congress. But if
the Enterprise sticks closely to G. J.
C, that job-office ought to be Marion's
by the time election is over. It must
cost nearly $3,000 by the time it reach-
Mus. Jexks visited her old haunts
about the Postofiice building yester
day, and took a look at the desk on
which she used to " write when she
could find nothing else to do." Her
appearance there created quite a flut
ter of curiosity among the lady clerks
but there seemed no desire on their
part for an introduction. While call
ing on a gentleman whom she had
known during her sojourn in the
sixtli auditor's oflice, she was ac
cidentally introduced to a Southern
man, and proceeded at oucc in a
very pert manner to inform him that
she was not an American citizens
and thanked God for it." Immediately
dropping liim and entirely ignoring
his presence, she at once flew to
politics; beginning with Weber, she
said he had been bought by the Demo
crats before he went in the presence
of the committee; that she had objected
to his being summoned by the Repub
licans; that the Republicans would,
never stoop to try and buy him and
others, etc.; that everybody knew
who killed Dan. Weber; and that If
the Government would give her four
regiments she would carry the next
election for the Republicans in Louisi
ana; that if they were not sent the
Nationals would carry the State, as
the Catholic priests "had more influcne
than the Senators, and would put
Irish into oflice when they liked;
that her action in reference to the
1 iouit iiuuwsi.duu umi
had not decided to enter politics again,
but if she did, she would join the
Nationals. Washington Post, July 15.
ExSeckktauy Koubson tells a re
porter of the Philadelphia Record
that Gram is a frlond of his and he
js a friend of Grant's, and he can rely
J upon Ms support if he is renominated.
He does not think, though, that the
General desires a renomination, for
he has received several letters trom
j him and he has never mentioned the
topic. "Howevor," added ilr. Robeson,
"it is rather irksome to be an Ex
President, because he has a great
deal of spare time oa his hands. He
cannot go into business very well,
and time moves slowly where there
is so much leisure. In this view of
the case General Grant would proba
bly accepts third term; but it is some
time yet to 1SS0, and there is no
telling what complications may arise."
iV. T. Goshorx writes to Murat Hal
jstead, from Puris, saying that the col -
,i f A
ncan tMll are wonuer-
fiivwan arranged .ami whol c diDlav
: lore mane auiuau. u .uimus uiaiwu
,timinn .tml will brine road results.
'He pays a warm compliment to Com-'
cv Jllnln District.
At a miners' meeting held at the
American Flag Mill-site, Pima county,
on July 22, 1878, for the purpose of
forming a mining district, of which
meeting Louis DcPuy wan appointed
Chairman and "W. E. Guild, Secretary;
the following resolutions were adopted
1. That the district be bounded as
follows: Commence at Old Camp
Grant on the San Pedro river, that
point to form the northeast corner of
the district; thence following the
course of the river in a southerly
direction twenty-five miles; thence in
a westerly direction to the summit oil
San Catarina Mountains; thence fol
lowing the summit of the mountains
until the line intersects the old Camp
Grant road from Tucson to Old Camp
Grant; thence following the said road
to place of beginning. This mining
district shall be known as The Old
Hat Mining District.
2. And it is further resolved that
all of the records of said district be
kept in the County Recorder's office at
Tucson, Pima county, Arizona.
3. And further, that the district be
rrfvrrnnA nntirnlv liv tlin TTnitnfl KtfltPQ
Mining Laws and that no local laws
be adopted at present.
Louis DePuy, Chairman.
"Wm. E. Guild, Secretary.
The first number of the Yuma Ex
positor is before us. It is of respect
able size, well printed and contains
some good matter, some wit and some
sense, but the burden of the local mat
ter consists of bitter sarcasm and
harsh thrusts at certain local oflicers
and citizens. This clearly indicates
that the purpose of the new paper is
to properly institute and conduct a
vigorous local newspaper war and to
permit as little harmony in Yuma
county as is possible. We observe
numerous typographical errors, but the
proof reader will undoubtedly im
prove with practice. The advertising,
though not very large, makes a better
showing by inserting the same ads
twice, but we much doubt if this dou
bles the pay. The Expositor was born
July 18. We trust it will be well
trained now in the days of its tender
youth and taught to behave with
becoming dignity in order that its
obituary may not be too disagreeable
to be read.
Cliromatc of Iron.
There is some demand for this ore
in San Francisco, if that containing
something like 50 per cent of the
oxide of chrome can be laid down
here at a moderate figure. It is not,
therefore, an article that will bear cost-
ly transportation, it parlies owing
deposits of this ore will advice us by
letter or location, quality, etc., wc may
by publishing the same, help their
chances for turning it to profitable ac
count, provided the character and loca
tion of deposits will warrent. Mining
and Scientific Press.
Astounding lanil of weird and mystic
Itound all tliy hopes Ktrango horrors
In Canyons deep and by thy flushing
Zealous sons sleep the sleep that ne'er
On in their footsteps let us press tinfuilin
Now Is the llood-lldo of thy future sea,
And thousands &eck a thousand gifts from
thee. r. II. s.
In San Francisco. July 23, 1S78. of heart
disease, unarms u. Vinson, agea os years
The deceased was one of the first set
tlers in this section of the Gila vnl
ley. He enmo horo about, thirteen
years ago and with some companions
located and commenced the cultivation
and improvement of n large and fer
tile ranch. He continued In this occu
pnlion until JS75, whon It aiis his good for
tuuo to be one of tho four original dis
coverors of the now famous Silver King
mine. This rich discovery at onco secured
for him a large fortune which enabled
him to retire from the Inbor and hard
ships such as characterize the efforts of:
all frontlor farmers and to pass his de
clining years in such mannor as might
best suit his inclinations. He is known
and respected for his honesty ncd his
energetic and industrious nature. He had
many warm friends in thtH section aud
these wero not forsaken by him In his
prosperity. Having his atfUIrs in Arizona
sattsfactorHlly arranged he left with his
lUmlly for Los Angeles last May where he
had purchased a handsome homo and
whore It was his Intention to pass his
latter days. He was spared but a brief!
period to enjoy tho comforts of hU new
home. On Friday last he wa called to
San Francisco on business, on Saturday
and Sunday be complained of being un
well, and ho expired suddenly on Sunday
night of heart desease. A large circle of!
friends extend a hearty sympathy to the
bereaved family and relatives.
Suddenly in McMHlenvIlle, J. A. Par
ker, on tne ISth ult.
A post mortem by Dr, Thatcher, reveal
ed the fact of dilatation of the heart,
lungs congested and tubuculnr deposits.
In Florence, July 31, Flora Hell, Infant
daughter of Louis DePuy, aged eighteen
-VJL'ir AD VERTISEMEXTb.
fouling Work Notice.
riiHIS IS TO NOTIFY ANYONE CLAI M
JL in; interest in that certain mining
claim known as tho Tel If lire Mine, sit
uate South Pinul Mountains, I'innl Coun
This Is to notify you that in accordance
. with provisions or tne aiming Act or May
iTonth, 1STJ, that in compliance with re-!qui-ements
of said Act, work bos been
done on said Mining Cairn for one year
- buck past, ending on July 17, 1S7S, by the
j j;ow, therefore, if within ninety days
from the flrst publication of this notice.
UW uf an yonr rterit. title and interest in
nd to every portion of said mining i
A. F. Pabedes.
J. Cuindani & Co.,
Keep Constantly on Hand a Large
Fresh Stock of
Tobacco and Cigars,
DRY GOODS, FANCY GOODS,
CLOTHING; FURNISHING GOODS,
PERFUMERY aud "YANKEE NOTIONS,
MEN'S, BOYS', and LADIES' HATS,
BOOTS aud SHOES.
Hardware, Tinware, Wooden "Ware, Safety
Fuse, Blasting and Gun Powder, Min
ing Implements, Farming Imple
ments, Brushes, Oils, Paints,
Crockery, China and Glassware
We ulso have- constantly on hands
the best f
Imported Mescal and Panocba.
Prices as Low as any Store in Town.
Call and examine before purchasing else
where. We cannot be Undersold for
esr Orders Solicited.;
J. GUINDANI & CO.
TJLakk POWERS OF ATTORNEY FOR
I JD sale cheap at The CUKE' office.
LORD & WILLIAMS,
Main and Congress Sts.,
Gold Dust and Bullion Bought
Cash Advances made o"n Wool,
Hides, Metal Ores, or Coun
try Produce of any Kind.
We endeavot to keep on h&nd a
Full Stock of Goods, "Wares
Required in this Section of tho Country.
We especially Invito tho
ATTENTION of MINERS
to our assortment of Hardware,
Picks, Shovels, Steel, Axes,
and Handles, Crow Bars,
Powder Fuse, Sledges, Anvils,
Blacksmith and Carpenters'
tools in full assortment.
Wo have- made arrangements to keep on
hand a full and complete stock of
Giant and Vulcan Powders,
together with Caps, etc.
these goods we are prepared to deliver to
Country Merchants and Min
at rates that will make It
To their interest to Buy of us
instead of tbe San Francisco market.
Oar Stock of Groceries,
including canned goods,
Is Unrivaled in Arizona.
Alt that a Long Experience In the local
trade together with unequalled oppor
tunities can do, In catering to the
wants of our customers, is done.
Liquors, Tobaccos and Cigars,
Our stock of-
Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots
Is unrivalled both as to quantity and
quality, this side of San Francisco.
Arrangements have been made, whereby
we will be enabled to open up a
2Tew and Fresh Stock Twice
A Member of the firm will hereafter re
main In New York, so that we will be.
able to avail ourselves of all ad
LORD & WILLIAMS.
The undersigned has opened a neat res
taurant at HIS OLD STAD
3-Opposite the Telegraph Office "K
Jeems will do his oira cooking ana mere
is no bettor cook in Arlrona.
Travelers land Joiners
Will please obsene that Jim is on the
best or terms wiu me samcuma
can get fresh veidables whenever
they are to be had.
02-MEALS AT! ALL HOTJRS.-Sa
The Dining Room Ju always neat and at
tractive as his old patrons know.
Every variety of food the market affords
- .... . i . i- DTla
Will DO servea iu mc mi ct o.j
a la mode.
Ar.rM ; JOT"
48 Miles from Florence.
Chas. H. Laberke. .-- - proprietor.
Is always supplied with an ample variety
of well-cooked food. No exaggeration m
this. Stago passengers and travelers by
there understand It, and to them all un
acquainted with the faot are respecuuuy
referred for Information
The Corral if Large
And is always supplied with Groin, Hay
and abundance of good wnll water. Spe
cial care taken with stock or other proper
ty Intrusted to the proprietor.
Evervbodv familiar with Chas. H. La-
beree's management of Desert Station
Pioneer Drug Store,
Globe Citv, Arizona.
W. F. Vail, M. D.
A Large Stock of Drugs and
Medicines just Received.
Perfumery, Toilet aud Fancy
All Orders Promptly Attended to.
Prescriptions Prepared "With
Hotel and Restaurant.
The traveling pnbllc will be pleased to
learn mat a
FIRST CLASS HOTEL
has been started by the undersigned, who
Sets the Best Table iu the
And Is prepared to furnish her guests with
comrortable Single Rooms and
When you go to Globe City inquire for
MRS. SMITH. Proprietress
Feed and Sale Stables.
Leatherwood's Old Stand.
Tucson, .... rlzona.
- 1 opnetor,
Excellent Hay and Grain
was on Hand.
Attentive and experienced hostlers In
Guindani's Store on Main St.
ALL WORK WARRANTED.
Repairing of "Watches, Clocks,
and Jewelry a Specialty.
Livery, Sale and Feed Stable.
Broad Street, Globe City,
Opposite the Poatofflce.
KERR & CO.,
Horses Bought and Sold.
ANIMALS TO LET and Stock Cared For.
Plenty of Hay and Grain.
Charges to Suit the times.
I "DO AD STATION RECEIPTS READY
reprinted and for sale cheap at The Crr
I Izkx office.
391 CtllfornU Street,
Sao Fruxlue. Cat.
James M. Barney.
Successorto the Late Firm of
William B. Hooper & Co.,
Continues the Business In ARIZONA and
Shipping ass Commission Merchant,
Will Carry a Full prime Stock of
BOOTS AND SHOES,
BOOTS AND SUUAB
SADDLERY, a ATinT FRY
DRUGS AND MUMSU
DRUGS AND MINING MATERIALS,
Selected to Exactly Suit ,
Merchauts. Station Keepers, Mluer,
Rauchers and Freighters
ARIZONA and MEXICO.
Solicits Orders for Goods and Assures
FORWARDS FREIGHT AND MER
CHANDISE to any
Part of the World Insuring if
Buys or Makes Advances
ARIZONA AND MEXICAN PROD U U2&
Tho SALE of ORES and MINERALS
Buys and Exchanges Gold Dust. Gold and
Silver Bullion, United States Treasury
Drafts, Legal Tenders, Soldiers'
Warrants and Vouchers and
Good Commercial Bills.
SDeclal orders will be attended to by the
San Francisco Branch House with prompt
ness and fidelity.
All orders and commissions snouia u
JAMES M. BARNEY.
2C3 Brd'wy R5,
Ii. Zeckcndorf & Co
WHOLESALE and RETAIL
Wc take pleasuro in announcing to tho
public that we keep constantly
on hand the
Largest and Best Assorted,
Stock of Merchandise
Consisting of everything needed.wh Ich
"We Sell at the Yery Lowest Prices.
An Experience of Nearly 25yrs
And a Buyer resldlne In KewrYork,
We have defled successfully all competi
tion, and guarantee entire satisfaction
to those who will honor us
with their patronage.
All we Ask is, Come and See.
We always keep
On hand Several 100,000 feet
Giant and Blasting Powder, MlniDgand
Farming Tools, Ac., Ac
Highest Price paid for Gold and Silver
Bullion, and Country Produce.
November 23. 7-tf
H. S. Fitzgerald & Co.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
Special Attention given to
June 7 ?1'
Cer. of Miio ini FlntSt.