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fed to see no
fjgre gate the
even to lessen
rpatient, sit on the
wnd gossip, and then
loand visit other friends
wrmout changing their clothes,
or even seeming aware that they
bore upon their persons the seeds
ofdisea.se and death. A little girl,
who had just died of it, was (as
usual) dressed in finery as an An
gelica, and borne uncoffined
through the streets by her former
playmate?; her poor little face,
deformed and hideous from the
effects of the loathsome malady,
making a ghastly contrast to the
lace and flowers around it, and
tainting the air with pestilence.
In traveling through the country
no attempt was ever made to
uwarn us away from an afflicted
village or rancho. At Baraquita
we asked a meal from an old lady,
who seemed the only healthy per
son about the place, and who in
vited us to enter and sit by the
fire while the food was being cook
ed. A child was lying asleep on
one side of the fire and on tho
other was crouched a girl with
her head muffled up in a shawl.
On getting acquainted we found
that the old lady's husband had
lately died, her two sons, the girl
and the child were convalescing,
and another member of her fami
ly had just been taken down all
smail pox. Several people passed
in and out of the house while we
there (a conple of hours), and we
went our way convinced, that no
thing but climate had saved Sono
ra from utter depopulation.
The Indians of Arizona, hostile
or friendly, have been in constant
contact with the Mexicans for the
past 100 years, and have had ana
pie opportunity to test our clima
tic security against small pox as
The following is going the
rounds of the press and we give it
for what it is worth :
It is said that small-pox can be
cured positively by the use of
cream of tartai. One ounce of
cream of tartar dissolved in a pint
of water, drank at intervals, when
cold, i a certain never failing
remeriy. it has cured thousands,
never leaves a mark, never causes
blindness, and avoids tedious lin
And here is another receipt:
Sulphate of zinc one grain, Fox
glove (digi tali?) one grain, Sugar
half teaspoonful; mix with two
table spoons of water; then add
four ounces more water and give
a large spoonful every hourjsmall
er dosps for children according to
age. It will cure in twelve hours,
and is harmless to those in health.
District Courts. By order of
the Supreme Court, the Terms of
the Dist. Courts will be held as fol
lows : 1st. District, at Tucson, on
the 2d. Monday in February and
the 2d. Monday in October; 2d.
District, at Yuma, on the 2d.
Monday in March and on the 1st.
Monday in December; 3d. Dis
trict, atPrescott, on the 1st. Mon
day in JuntTand the 1st. Monday
30 feet in
illy far smal-
ches and twigs
a snarp tnorn
as. at a snore
it an appearance
ge; this enecc is
le color ot tne
a bright, waxy
runk to the re-
t thrives in most
ere the miners
joisture and where
ills; and yet the
of sap that it bare-
ter, and can hardly
urn. we nave seen
and vigorous after an
mth of several months.
green never dimming,
all else began to fade and
r. wot a single vaiuaoe pro-
y have we yet heard ascribed
At some seasons it is dressed
a veil of delicate yellow blos-
oms, affording a pleasing contrast
of green and gold. We have be
fore spoken of abundant juices
being characteristic of -nearly all
desert plants, and can only ac
count for it on a theory of "os
mose :" that is to say the free pas
sage of vapors and liquids into
these plants from without, while
no trace of moisture escapes from
within. We see the same pheno
menon characterizing many ani
mal tissues and can readily apply
it to the outer integuments of the
desert Flora. So whenever a rain
falls, or atmospheric humidity
reaches a dew-point, these plants,
throughout their entire surfaces,
greedily drink in moisture of
which they lose no trace by eva
poration. Their roots can find no
water in the parched and arid
soil; they can serve but to anchor
the structure above and to assimi
late for it inorganic matter from
the rocks around them; carbona
ceous and other organic matter
must, like the sap that distri
butes it, be chiefly derived by os
mose from atmospheric sources.
The iron-wood tree, also thriving
in high, arid spots though loving
the beds of little caftons where the
waters of occasional rains are con
centrated enough to saturate the
ground, is a genuine Lignum Vi
toe; bearing a profusion of small
succulent leaves, which are much
relished by all stock. We have
seen cows keep fat and give an
abundance of rich milk, when for
months their diet was almost eng
tirely confined to the nutritious
browse of the Iron-wood : Castle
Dome miners will bear us out in
this statement. The wood con
tains an unusual proportion of
silex, the well known affinity of
which for hot iron makes it unsuit
able for use in boilers or in stoves;
but it burns readily, emits intense
heat, and the coals keep alive
longer than those of any other
known wood. When dry it is too
hard to be chopped readily, but can
be broken with a sledge hammer
or crow-bar (a usual way)- 'The
grain is beautiful in varied color,
dense enough in texture to ac
quire a high polish and from the
wood never cracking or curling, it
is eminently adapted for veneer
ing of billiard-tables, pianos and
other fine furniture. Quite an
export of the wood for this pur
pose will grow up, when the R. R.
reaches us. Its large proportion
of silicious matter renders it an
easy subject to petrifaction : parts
of the desert between Castle Dome
and the Laguna are covered for
acres with petrified Iron-wood,
responding to u blow with a sonor
ous ring like that of smitten cast
iron, and retaining in perfection
every detail of knot and grain.
Meteoroligical Summary for the
Week ending Feb. 10th, 1877
Highest Barometer, 31. CO on the 5th
Lowest Barometer, 29.60 on the 10th
Mean for the week -29.01.
Prevailing Direction Northeast.
Average Force 1,4
Precipitation and Cloudiness.
Gentle shower night of 9th, not measura
ble. Heavy rain on the 10th to the amount of
Average Cloudiness 5.84
Mean Dry Bulb 61
Mean Wet Bulb 56
L. Y. L.
Note. The total rain-fall 011 'tbe.JOth
and 1 1th up to 7 a. m. of the 11th wa6 1.10 j
Would respectfully notify tho citizens of
Yuma that ho is prepared to furnish
Promptly, to any part of the City, at
On condition that every person receiving
water pay for it promptly
At the Expiration of Each Month,
and notice is hereby niven, that any per
son failing to so pay, will receive
NO MORE WATER FROM ME.
Yuma, July 10th, 1875. tf.
I would respectfully notify my frienfis
and the public in general, that I have
OPENED A SALOON
SfaimboU's ILarge Building!
ON MAIN STREET,
And intend to keep it in the BEST STYLE
The best quality of
Will always be found here and at tho low
Gentlemen who visit my saloon may be
assured of kind treatment. I am deter
Preserve Good Order,
And make this a place of PLEASANT
itESORT. So come and see me.
BEN J. WOODS.
ji yy kj
ESTABLISHED 1870, BY
J. S. AftlSFIELD,
OF TUCSON, - - ARIZONA
The Best Brands of Cigars and To
baco always on Hand.
ElPOrdcrs for Books and Papers promptly
attended to. jal5-tf.
0, 0. iilEZ,
S. W. Corner Market and First Streets
Entrance on First,
Vuelta Aliajo Havana. To
bacco, MANUFACTURED OP THE
FIN EST DOMESTIC HAVANA CI
"RpPPlTTOa CrAara PfimfnlRsion for tllC
principal Brands of Havana Cigars. Ha
vana Manufactures' Pricesican be lound at
our office, with whom we ure in .connec
THE UNDERSIGNED WOULD RE
epectfully notify the public that he
hns teased this well-known and popular
Hotel, and after completely renovating and
refitting it in all its parts, has re-openod it
for the accommodation of the Resident and
NO PAINS OK EXPENSE
Will be spared to make this
EOIEL OF 1 HE COUmRY
Are Large and
T&Q Lodging Egqbxs
ARE CLEAN, AIRY, WELL
LIGHTED, AND FUR
NICE, CLEAN BEDDING .
Will be supplied with the BEST
the markets anord, and the
COOEOiVG will be in a
Tho Proprietor is determined that here
TIae Tired Traveler,
Tlie Sojouriaer and the
Shall find the comforts of Home.
Is attached to the Hotel, where
Fine WINES, 1IQJJ0RS & CIGAB3
May, be found.
GEORGE W. BLAIR.
Murch 4th, 1876.-tf.
A Fine Assortment of
Gents' Furnishing Goods
Boots & Shoes,
FANCY NOTIONS, CUTLERY
BACCO & CIGARS,
Miners, Farmers, Teamsters, Boatmen,
Families and Saloon-keepers supplied with
everything desired and at prices that will
astonish the people and surprise the man
who defies competition. Give me a call
and examine my stock before purchasing
Goods sold at old gold rniCES. Five
per cent allowed for all gold coin. I
can and will sell goods at lower rates
than any merchant in Yuma, Times have
changed. Railroad is coming, ready
sales and small progits from now on
is thp word. Come on with your cash and
try me. ISAAC LYONS.
Oct. 21st, 1876. tf.
Corner of MAIN and THIED Streets
OPPOSITE the PUBLIC
BXaii&s9 eyerf Mad ;
Tte&ets, teds, Tags,
Bedoiido and Balsz,
Take pleasure in announcing to the
friends and the public generally the open1
ing of their
Bakoa Qik Mam Street,
Near the Steamboat Landing.
Their stock of
Wines, Ziqziors & Cigars
EXCELLENCE OP QUALITY.
To the Saloon is attached a splendid?
the beat one in town.
In connection with the Saloon, we havs
One of the Largest and the
Best Corral in Yuma;
where teamsters and others can find 1
FOB THEIR BEASTS
As well as Themselves.
JZqy3 Grai?i a?id JYater
can always be found here.
Feb 1 tf
CHEAP CASH STORE!
ITIA1N Street YUMA, A. V
DEALER in GENERAL
KEEPS on hand and is receiving
Every Steamer a full and complete
M JEJ jft C&&JY2)IS1?.
WHICH I WILL SELL AT THE
MY MOTTO IS
Across the COLORADO RIVER
Six Miles below Fort Yuma,
At the regular crossing of the TJ. S. MAIL
The Roads are good, and Two Mile&
and a-half tho SHORTEST to
HAY, GRAIN OR PASTURE,
TWO JFI2ZS2- CZ&SS
Run Day or Night for the Accommodation
of the Traveling Public.
The above described Property FOR
SAIjJE, with Everything pertaining tcf
the Ferry Complete.
Apply to HALL HANLON at the'
Yuma. March 21, 1874.
SEND -25c. to G. P. ROWELL & Co.
New York, tor Pamphlet ol lOOpoges,
containing lists ot 30U0 newspapers, and
estimates showing cost of advertising.