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r & Proprietor. rcli 23, 1872. -lo the Former Patrons of the Free Press. There seems to be a misunder standing existing between some of the former patrons of the Free Press,a newspaper published in this town up to a few weeks back, and ourself. Mr. Gordon,the editor of that sheet, in order to shield himseif from blame, circu lated among his patrons that the conditions of the sale to us em bodied the filling of contracts be tween them and himself. This is not so. There were no conditions to be made, as we did not pur chase anything from that man; he had nothing to sell. The mate rial, press, etc.. upon v,rhich he printed his paper was not his property. He had possession, it is true, also the privilege of paying for it, but ho did not own a thing in the whole concern, nor never would. When we came here, a few weeks ago, it was with the intention of starting a paper in opposition to the Free Press. The next day after -our arrival, we met Mr. Gordon, and hearing of our purpose, he made us the proposi tion" that if we Would give him $50, wherewith to return to San Diego, and assume his liabilities to Wm. H. Gould for the mate rial, press, etc., he would give us possession of the same;, that he had written to Mr. Gould, request ing him to foreclose his mortgage, as he intended to "close up shop." Of this fact we are fully aware, as John S. Carr, of the firm of Win. B. Hooper & Co., of this town, ex hibited to us, previous to teking possessions letter from Mr.Gould, giving him a power of attorney to act in his name, and directing that gentleman to foreclose said mort gage. From these facts, it must be evident to all that we have nothing to do with said Gordon's business. No right-minded man, we are sure, will expect us to fulfill the covenants of that arrant vagabond, as, in that case, we would have to labor, pay board, office rent.buy paper, ink, and many other little necessaries requisite to publish a newspaper, for the next year to come, without receiving as much ns would nav our board for one edged to us that all, or neany all his patrons had paid him in ad vance. We do not know, nor do we care, how we stand in the opinion of Mr. Gordon's friends; but this much we can say: that we are no impostor; we came here with the recommendation of Frank Ganahl, Esq., of Los Angeles, who is well and favorably known throughout this Territory, to whom we would refer those who have any doubts as to our good standing, or to Clarence Gray, Esq., District At torney of this county, to whom we were recommended. Encouraging Sews. ' A letter dated Washington, February 2G, 1S72, from a gentle man whose influence in Congres sional circles is second to none, and whom, says the San Diego Bulletin, we personally know to be perfectly reliable, wise and dis crete, contains the following most cheering intelligence: "Have just seen Mr. Scott. The road will be made with great ra pidity,andSau Diego will be.made a point. He thinks it best to com mence at Fort Yuma and work both ways,ad may not commence at San Diego until after he gets well under way from those points. You may depend on the road be ing done within thsee ye.vrs!" This is, indeed, more than eng couraging for Arizona City. Al though no noise was made to at tract the attention of Mr. Scott to this point, still, we are favored with that upon which our "neigh bors" of San Diego have been so long feeding the early beginning of operations. Yes, according to the above extract, work will be commenced here at an early day, ana life and activity will prevail. Our population will be increased at least 50 per cent, in less than a year, and business of all descrip tion will necessarily augment in the same proportion. The people of this city have, in a great mea sure, depended upon the early coming of the iron horse,' but lit tle did they dream that it was to start from here. Dismissed. The man arrested for firing a pistol, and otherwise disturbing the peace, in front of the Union House, on Thursday, was brought before Justice Skin ner yesterday. As he gave prom ise that he would leave the town at once for Arizona, the Judge dismissed him. S. D. Union. So, Mr. Skinner, you deem a residence in Arizona, no matter for how short a period, a sufficient punishment for disturbing the peace of your "quiet" town? We think differently. In the future, if you have too much regard for fining or imprisoning individuals of that stamp, sentence them to remain in San Diego for a number ! of days; that will cure them. The Apache War. Under this heading w'll be found an article on our first page containing resolutions relative to the Apache war in this Territory, which weie introduced in the California Legislature by Senator McCoy, of San Diego. Since that portion of our paper was "struck off," WO' learn through the Sn Diego Union that said resolutions were promptly passed by both Houses. This expression of the sentiment of the people of Califor nia, for our welfare, is indeed most gratifying. Whether these supplications from California, in the behalf of our persear.ted people, will be re ceived, favorably by the Govern ment,'or hot, remains to be seen; but in either case, the inhabitants of our Territory should be ever grateful to that honorable gen le man for his good intentions m the noble part he has taken to relieve them of the tyranical Colyer-How-ard Indian "peace" policy. The obligations under which we .deem ourselves to. Senator McCoy for "this most timely interference, can nevor be sufficiently repaid in this world; let us hope he will be in the next. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. JE . M c C A F F R Y , Aitorjjy & Counsellor at Law TUCSON, A. T. Will practice in all the CourtlW of the Territory. mch23 0. F. M'CARTY, ATTORNEY AT MW, . ARIZONA CITY. Will practice in all the Courts of the Territory. mch23 TAMES S. SPANN County Recorder, Yuma Co. EirDocuments must be properly stamped, and accompanied by the Recorder's fees. Eg.CJoEivcj'aucins" of every description, neatly and correctly executed. mch2o MERICAN BAKERY. Main sr., Arizona City. G. M. KNIGHT. Proprietor. Fresh Bread, Pies, Cakes, Can dies, etc!, constantly on hand. EJParties and families supplied on short notice and most reasona ble terms. mch28 San Diego, Arizona City and Tucson u. s. maul. y,v?-fp Eians. Tri-Weekly Fine of four-horse coaches running between San Di ego and Tuscou. Es&T'TIME FIVE DAYS."Ba Leaves San Diego every Sun day, Tuesday and Thursday eve nings, connecting with the Me silla stage for Ralston. ' Fare to Arizona City, $40; to Tuscon, $90; to Ralston, S125, gold coin. Office, corner Fourth and Dsts., San Diego. JOHN CAPROX, Proi r. for IT l4T TSH I F " ii SI I w H a N BEY GOODS, GROCERIES, .Liquors, Hard ware, Provision Crockery, Cigars, Tobacco and Miners' Implements, Corner of x irst ana Main stre Arizona City.