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rOMIWTONK. ARIZONA. .JANUARY IB. 1BSJ & Six-Pago Edition. Tli is Page is from the Daily of. Wednesday.. Jan. 18. Wohk h&sbeep commenced on tho Mexican Qentral raiiroad depot at Paso del Norte. v The bullion product of Utah terri tory for 1881 is given at $10,000,000, against $0,000,000 in 1880. A man running for office in Texas Was detected drinking water, and was defeated by the largest majority ever known in that district. The accounts from tho Santa Ritas continue favorable. It has been ar ranged to continue development on several of tho properties in Temporal Gulch, and the prospects are fair that we are to have two or more rich pro ducers. At the annual meeting of tho Sil ver King company, held last Friday, the following officers were elected: J. A. Barney, president; J. L. Jones, vice-president; James M. Barney, treasurer and general manager; R. M. Phillips, superintendent; Joseph -Nash, secretary. Directors: W. H. , Stanley, Aaron Mason, James M. Barney, J. L. Jones. , Trouble is upon northern Mon tana from the Indians. The exter mination of the buffalo has been so nearly accomplished that the braves, in a state of desperation and almost starvation from the non-appearance of their accustomed migratory food, are raiding cattle from tho settlers, who are banding together to defend themselves and their stock. Ax able opinion whs submitted to the council last night, at their request, by the Hon. Judge Herring, concern ing their right to immediately exer cise the functions of their office, and tho construction of the charter bear ing thereon. That there should be any dispute over the fact that the old council should have adjourned sine die within seven days after the polling of tho vote, can only be ac counted for from tho standpoint of the mighty dollar, as viewed by the city attorney, in the matter of fees on suits for delinquent taxes, that would not have resulted if proper ad vertisement had been given. Many of our citizens are engaged in busi ness pursuits that require their fre quent absence from the camp, which in itself is good cause for the publi cation of a delinquent list. But, in dependent of this, the municipal tax payer is entitled to just as much leniency as is granted to county tax ation, and such we believe to be the intent of tho law. The city attqrney may be acting in good faith in his interpretation of the law, but the forcing of tho suits to collect delin quent taxes that would have been promptly paid if advertised, certain ly bears the impress of sordid mo tives, and will be so considered by the general public. We do not wish to do Mr. Gregg any injustice, but it is fair to presume the old council was governed by his advice and construction of the law, and it is to be greatly regretted that the new council wore kept out of of fice by what appears to be an inter ested interpretation until these suits bad been commenced and tho wrong 'gone beyond estoppel in the estima tion of the present board. TUCSON TOriCM. from the Star, Jan. 17. Hon. F. A. Tritlo is at the Palace. Mr. Green, a printer recently em ployed in this city, is .reported ser iously injured at Pantano, whilp get ting off the cars. The following is given as a certain and speedy cure for small-pox: One ounce of cream of tartar, dissolved in a pint of water, to be drank at in tervals when cold. Persons cured by this remedy are not pock-marked. Tho calendar for the adjourned term of tbe Supremo court will be made up on the 6th of February. The appeals intended to be heard at said teTm must be filed with the clerk of the court by said date. At torneys will be governed accordingly. General Carr's arrest, .which wo "learn of around by tho way of Wash ington, will no doubt take many by surprise, as no one appeared to know of it here.- It is, nevertheless, true. We have heard it intimated that the principal causo of his arrest gr w out of certain evidence dieted at the lato courtmartial of Indians at Fort Grant. General Carr is a bravo soldier, and we nope no misfortuno will befall him. Mr. James Stewart, tho stage man, was in tho city yesterday. H. O. Hooker has been under tho weather for two weeks. Mrs called Cleanwell is what may be pizen nice. Cleanwell says that when he cautrht his better half washing off tho Easter eggs he had paid half a dollar apieoc for, ha be camo convinced that there wm such a thing as being too.neat. . TELEGRAPHIC. Uniterm Hsh HID Little Bar. Washington, Jan. 17. Scoville resumed his argument, and was at onco interrupted by Guiteau, who had been looking over towards the jury for some minutes in an anxious and expectant manner. "Hadn't I hotter deliver it now?"' he called out. "Oh yes," replied Scoville, "I had forgotten." Then, turning to Judge Cox, "Ho desires, your honor, to prefer a request that he bo allowed to address tho jury. I have looked over the speech which ho dosires to make, and see nothing of an ob jectionable character. Judge Cox nodded assent, and Guiteau said: "I have written down what I wish to say and I will read it. I intend no disrespect to this honor able court, I intend no controversy with this honorable court. In gen eral I am satisfied with the law as proposed by your Honor; but I have suggested a still broader view, which I ask your honor to follow, to wit, that if the jury believe that I believ ed it right to remove the President because I had special divine author ity so to do and was forced to du it by the Deity, that. they acquit me on the ground of transitory mania. Siekels, McFarland and Hiscock were acquitted the ground of tran sitory mania. During the course of his argument Scoville criticised severely tho course of the prosecution in refusing to permit the prisoner to address the jury, simply because they feared he might disclose by his manner or speech his truo mental condition. In alluding to the discussion on the proposition to allow the prisoner to speak, bcovillo quoted the district attorney as having said if the pris oner should be allowed to speak it should be from tho dock. Mrs Lincoln's Pension. Washington, Jan. 17. In the Senate the committee on pensions to-day had up Logan's bill for the relief of Mrs. Lincoln. No opposi tion was made to the bill, but Senator Groome suggested that the (100,000 be voted to her without reference to 'the subject of arrear pensions. He said ho was opposed to the system of paying arrear pensions, and did not want to vote for any bill that would in the least commit him in the princi ple, though he was entirely willing to vote to give Mrs. Lincoln what ever her necessities or comforts call ed for. All the other members, in cluding the democrats, favored the bill, and in fact Senator Jackson, a democrat, moved it bo favorably re ported at once. Before the vote was taken, however, the hour of 12 ar rived and the committee adjojrno.d. It is probablo that Mrs. Lincoln's pension will be increased to $5,000 per year, as a majority of the com mittee have cxpres.ed themselves in favor of this increase. Uosslp trtm the Capital, A characteristic storm burst upon the house to-day, in consideration of Robeson's motion to enlarge the com mittees. This is a very unpopular measure and tho members will not be dragooned into submission. Robe son tried to force the house to a vote, but was overwhelmingly dofeated, although Kelly came to his help. A motion was made to lay the whole subject on the table. Finally Robe son surrendered, and the whole ques tion is open to amendment and dis cussion by the house. To-day's session of the agrioultura convention was opened by the readl ing of a paper Vine Culture in California by Page. Many delegates participated in the debate which fol lowed the reading. Tho author dwelt at some length on the ex emption from phylloxera which is characteristic of California vines. Washington, Jan. 17. William A. Cook of counsel for the govern ment in the star route cases, states that counsel have not yet arranged the plan of prosecution and could not tell when the trial begins. Secretary Folger goes to New York to-morrow. The Mpuyten Dnyvll Disaster. New York, Jan. 17. Tho board of aldermen have passed a resolution that the Spuyten Duyvil disaster could not have occurred but for gross negligence. Tho railroad company has directed that tho flagmen bo re placed at eaah end of the cut, and that the cut be lighted and patrjlled properly. Effect or a Broken Wheel. Chicago, Jan. 17. The St. Louis express, on the Cnicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul road, this afternoon broke a wheel, which threw off the smok ing and ladies' car, injuring more or less twenty passengers; three will probably die; one child killed. Lansing, Iowa, Jan. 17. All told, there were 23 injured by the railroad accident here. J. D. Bron sis, of Richland, Iowa, receivod in ternal injuries and may die. E. Rickson of Spring Grove is not ex pected to live. Mrs. John Donahue, whoso child was killed, was on her way to California. The Vlexlcan National. Galveston, Tex., Jan. 17, The Mexican Central railroad is com pleted across the state of Tuuaulipas, and is beng laid at the rate of a mile a day in Nueva Leon. Raymond A. Ely liltlgation. bXN Francisco, Jan. 17. Suit was commenced to-day in the supe rior court by William C. Walter against the Raymond & Ely Mining Co., Chas. A. McaDormot, Chas. Maync, Jno. W. Roberts, F. A. Has sey and M. J. B'rench. The com plaint charges that defendants as di rectors conspired together to defraud the stockholders of the com pany and that in furtherance of said conspiracy they gave a note and mortgage for t52.887.99 on the com pany's works. Complainant asks for judgment for $200,000 for the use of the stockholders of the cor poration. Colorado Cull lues. Denver, Jan.- 17. Republican's Leadville special: In a prize-fight yesterday between E. Wade and Jno. Lacey, 13 rounds, Lacy won. Both were badly used up and con fined to their beds. The Denver, Utah and Pacific road, between Denver and Long wood, is open for business. The Apache 1'rlsoners. Tucson, Jan. 17. A Star special from Prescott savs the subject of the disposition of the Apache prisoners captured by our troops in Arizona is now fully before the author ities at Washington. General Willcox has recommended their be ing sent to the Indian territory and the leaders to the Tortugas, except tho convicted scouts, whose cases await especial attention. Last Year's Yield. San Francisco, Jan. 17. The annual product of the precious metals in tho states and territories west of the Missouri river, including British Columbia and receipts at San Fra-icisco from the west coast of Mexco, reported by Wells-Fargo & Co., were Gold, $31,089,0 6; silver, $44,077,829. California shows an increase in silver and a decrease in gold. Nevada shows a falling off; Utah, Colorado and Arizona an in crease. "Halt and Consider.' Under the above caption the Blue Canyon Drill, of Mineral City, N.M., has the following editorial on the scheme to secure admission of New Mexico as. a state: If there is to bo any controversy regarding tho admission of New Mexico into the Union as a state, we wish it distinctly to be understood that tho Drill has already joined the ranks of the friends of the territory, and those friends are the men who, looking upon the serious question in every conceivable way, are unwilling that this most important move should be made at present. Our population may be estimated at 130,000 more than enough as far as numerical numbers are concerned, to open tho doors of this great coun try of New Mexico. But of thesel30, 000 people how many can read and write? Not more than two thirds. An institution known as the Santa Fe ring, with its headquarters at the ancient capital, has long held power over thousands of poor ignorant people in this territory, who cast their votes as the power behind the throne dictated. Under tho clean and faithful administration of our new governor, this secret power has al most become a thing of the past. And to once more secure the reins of government and the key to the cof fers, a state idea has been sprung upon us. Now we say to our progressive and intelligont citizens, rise up in your might and squelch the scheme. Kill it right at the start; don't let this merciless gang of drunken thi ves run the machine another day. Show them that you are men of suf ficient understanding to successfully copo with their trickery, and in an other year their existenco as politi cal manipulators will have been wiped out forever. They have so far received no quar ter from Governor Sheldon, and they have undertaken this means of plac ing in power an executive of their own making, elected by the votes of an intelligent class of people over whom the Santa Fe people have held sway, and can do it again. Down with the wretched schemers now. The Hanta Catnllnas. Mr. E. O. Stratton has ontered into a contract with the Santa Catalina Copper company to construct a good wagon road from American Flag to intersect the new wagon ro d about tour miles from the camp, toward the San Pedro. This route will save considerable distance in traveling to or from tho numerous mines in that vicinity. The company's road from the mine to tho San Pedro is progressing rap idly, and is now about a mile from the Apache furnace site. The recent storms have delayed the work some what. Many men 'are performing assess ment work on the mines in that neighborhood and most of the ledges are showing up well, particularly those in the same belt as the Apache. Ten men are at work on the Co manche, and a fine body of copper ore is being developed. A store is to be established at this camp by the house of Mr. William Zeckcndorf. The miners want better mail facil ities in that section. Fully.200 men are now dependent upen the Ameri can Flag postoffice for their mail, and the distance necessary for them to travel is almost a total denial of mail facilities. A proper application and petition for a postoffice and mail fa cilities will soon be forwarded to the department, and it is hoped that it may meet with successful considera tion. Citizen, 14th. The board of supervisors met and with out transacting any business adjourned until Saturday. Bsow-ball brigades were out in full force yesterday morning, but the sun oon spoiled the sport Mr. O. P. TnoRNTON, editor of the Ew. Taph, is taking a britif recreation in Tuc son and the Santa Catalinas. Horace Kkllt, an old San Fraucisco typo, anu late publisher ot tho El Paso Independent, arrived here yesterday. In tho United States commissioner's court, the case of the Territory vs. Gillam was set for Wednesday morning, tho trial to be by Jury. A take Two Thousand Feet Deep. From the Jacksonville (Or.) Record. Several of our citizens returned last week from the Great Sunken lake, situated in the Cascade moun tains, about 75 miles northeast of Jacksonville. This lake rivals the famous valley of Sinbad the Sailor. It is thought to average two thou sand feet down to water all around. The depth of the water is unknown, and its surface is smooth and unruf fled, as it is so far below the surface of tbe mountains that air currents do not affect. Its length is estimated at twelve or fifteen miles, and its width ten or twelve. There is a mountain in the center having trees upon it. It lies still, silent and mysterious in the bosom of the everlasting hills, like a huge well scooped out by the hand of the giant genii ot the moun tains in tho unknown ages gone by, and around it the primeval forests watch and ward are keeping. The visiting party fired a rifle into the water several times at an angle of forty-five degrees, and were enabled to note several seconds of time from tho report of the gun until the ball struck the water, aucn seems in credible, but it is vouched for by our most reliable citizens. The lake is certainly a most remarkable curi osity. The Connecticut. From the Democrat. Jan. 11. A rich strike lias recently been made in this claims which is situated about six miles south of Prescott. A drift was started from the mam shaft, and after being dtiven about six feet north, a body of ore was en countered about three feet in width which assays over $100 in gold. The ore is. a free milling; the mine is in the midsc of a finely timbered re gion, and water in abundance is found close at hand. Work is being carried on steadily and the ore body holds its size and richness. The mine is owned by residents of Fort Whipple and Prescott, and we con gratulate them en this fine develop ment of their valuable property. There arc many other claims, similar on the surface to the Connecticut, in the same vicinity, which have re mained neglected for years, and we feel almost certain will yet prove de sirable properties, with the aid of a pick and shovel and some giant powder. The El Paso Link of the 13th says: Fifteen thousand dollars per ton gold and silver bearing ore just stuck af sixty-eight feet in the Black range. The vein is three and a half feet thick. Increased mining excitement is observable all through New Mexican mining damps, and mining machinery and supplies are crowding all the thoroughfares leading to them. We have i lso learned to-day that the running of a branch road from Las Cruces into the Organ moun tain mining camp is now being con sidered by the A. T. & S. F. railroad company, and that a branch will also be run from Engle into the San Andreas if the mining enterprise now gathering in that range shall warrant it. m Thh greatest feat in railroad track laying it is believed ever accom plished has just been performed by the Southern Pacific Railroad com pany, on the western section of the road, east of Gomez. Forty miles of steel rails were laid in twelve days. This is an average of close upon three and a half miles per day, and it is said that no faster work has ever been done in railroad building any where. Superintendent Strowbridge, under whoso direction the work was accomplished, telegraphed that the forty miles referred to were finished and in running order. Fifty addi tional miles of road will be turned over to the operating department of the company next week, which will make a terminal station on this side, about two hundred miles east of El Paso. Stock Exchange. Frank Talbot, who has just return ed from a prospecting trip in the Dolores district in the Sierra Madrc range, in Chihuahua, Mexico, brings accounts of Indian . rattle thieves who have stolen eighty head of cattlo and three head of horses from the mining campsin that section. Gen. Tcrasses, in command of Mexican forces, has sent a detachment of twenty men, under a lieutenant, in pursuit of the thieves, and is await ing reports at Casas Grandes. The number of Indians is unknown, but is supposed to be a large band of Apaches. Gel. Terasses' well known bravery and skill as an Indian fighter inspires hope that he will capture the whole band. -. ... The experimental shipment of ore to San Francisco from the Red Rover mine proved so satisfactory as to de termine the owners, Messrs. Cox & Co., upon its continuance. They are now making arrangements for secur ing pack-animals with which to carry the rock over the Cave Creek moun tains to the wagon road. At least a car-load of ore will be embraced in the next shipment. Arizona Gazette. i Mr. S! V. Ball came in from Total Wreck to-day. He states that the hoisting works arc all on the ground ready to be placed in posi tion, and that the water works will be completed in a short time. The prospects are good for a flourishing camp, and all properties on which work is being done in that district are showing promising results. Cit izen Jan. 17. . . Communism cured: Beecher con tends that he could cure the most rabid socialist in five minutes by giving him $500,000. Henry, we are a rabid socialise by inspiration, and if you can guarantee a euro in one application you can send on your medicine. Lowsll Citizen. Fortt-oke more car-loads of pipe for thelluacbuca pipe line are due at Beaton. MAYOK CASK'S INAUGURAL. A UootiWUocament, rroaUsIn the (tight Itlnsr, and Full e-r Logical Advlre. Gentlemen of the Common Council A large majority of our fellow-citiiens of Tombstone iiave seen proper, in their tor ereign capacity, to place in our hands the political destiny ot our young nnd glow, ing city for the ensuing two years. Let it be our highest aim to see that their con fidence is not misplaced. Let all our acts while serving the people be for the benefit of the whole city legislating for neither clique, faction or persons, but keeping a steady watch over the entire city and the best interests thereof. There are a few matters which I would call your attention to, that in my judg ment, require your Immediate action. First, our VIRE DEPARTMENT is very imperfect for a city containing so many large and combustible Buildings as we have in this city, with but one small hand engine and not one gallon of water in tank belonging to the ci:y for use in cast of fire. Well may our citizens dread the sound of the fire alarm, for many of our citizens that to-night may be iu affluence, be fore to-morrow's sun may be left penniless. In my judgment the city has more to fear Iron) the ravages of that destroying ele ment, than all other things combined she has to contend against, cowboys thrown in. 1 would not say one word dis paraging ngainst the gentlemen.comprit ing the fire department, from their worthy chief down to the smallest torch-bearer, but would give them most worthy praise for what they havo accomplished, and I believe with proper machinery they would stand second to none on the Pacific coast iu the discharge of their duties as firemen; but, gentlemen ot the council, they can do nothing withuot proper implements to work with. Then again, our citizens would save sufficient money in one jear by the decrease alone in insurance rales to equip a respectable fire department. Therefore, gentlemen of the council, I hope youj will give this department your ear. liest consideration, and do all injyour power to make the fire department the pride of the city and the salvation of the property of our people. I am sure you will have the aid of all good citizens in your work. Again, gentlemen of the council, I would call your attention to that much discussed question of titles to town tropertt, that tends so much to retard the growth and prosperity of our young city. It is indeed a vexed question that is well to be settled as soon as possible, so that men may improve their property and secure proper and valid titles for the same. Now, gentlemen, it seems plain to me that the property within the city limits either belongs to the city or to Mr. Clark, and which is the proper owner it will be well for the courts to decide, and I think the city the proper party to begin suits for the recovery of her endowed rights, which the laws of the United States have granted to her. The issue involved in this much vexed controversy is remarkable. Had Mayor Handall the right and power to deed to the Townsite company the whoU of the real estate of tbe city, irrespective of the rights of the bona fide settlers? In my judgment, the laws uever intended to give him or any other official the power to sell or give to a company of speculators the homes of our people. I believe, gen tlemen of the council, that every foot of ground within the city limits belongs to the city, both in law and equity, exceU that which is covered by valid raising claims. According to the laws of Ike United States, therefore, in my judgment, it is the imperative duty of the mayor aid council to defend the rights of tbe city against all and every person or persons who may seek by fraud or other means to deprive the city and the citizens thereof of their just rights under the laws of tbe United Slates. REVENUES. 1 would call you attention to the mode nnd manner that is now in use for raising revenues or the city. In many cases I be lieve it to be unjust and oppressive to many of our citizens. The system of licenses which is largely resorted to from one end ot this vast domain to the other, is in my judgment, hut a species of double taxation, and should only be resorted to in cases where It is impossible to raise sufficient revenue for the maintainauce and support of government without it, and whcn neces sity compels license to be levied on legiti mate business, it ought to be done as lightly as possible, placing as little burden on the industries of the people as possi. ble. Our system ot collecting taxes and 11. censes seems to me to be wrong; that of making the licensee pay for collecting, in addition'to a heavy license, I regard as un just and detrimental to the business inter ests of the city. I would recommend the passage of an ordinance requiring all per sons whose calling makes them subject to pay license, to have the privilege of paying the same to the city auditor wjihout addi tional cost, if they neglect to do so within a given time, then add a.rcasonable tee for collecting by the proper officer. I would aUo recommend that all city officers be made exclusively salaried offi cers, giving to them reasonable salaries for the work performed, and holding them strictly to the rigid performance of their duties, they paying all fines, fees, and dues that they may inflict on .01 transgressors of the law into the city treasury, thereby helping to maintain and support the city government. VARIOUS RECOMMENDATIONS. 1 would recommend to your hon. body, that some ordinance be passed providing that those " law-breakers" tbu are sent to prison in lieu of paying thair fine be made to contribute something for the public good; instead of being confined in the city piison, they beset at work on the public streets under proper guard, matin? such improvements as "the committee on streets may direct. Cunimilting man to prison, and feeding him at the expense of the tax payers of the city, seems to me to be but small punishment for crime. I think that if they were made to wark out their fine, we would have less crimes and vielence committed within our limits. Gentlemen, 1 would urge on you the practice of the strictest economy in every. thing wherein. the city is interested, cut ting down all unnecessary expenses that you may find in all departrfienta of the city government, and if, in your wisdom, you find more offices than is necessary for the good and peaceful government of the city, I would urge their abolishment forth with. I would also recommend that all ap pointments and confirmations you make as officers of tho city be men capable of me positions which they aspire to, and of geod moral character; for it is a maxim as old as the law itself, unless the adminis trators of the law are themselves above re proach, the masses have but little respect for the law. I believe that fully one half the crime committed In our land is from inefficient and corrupt officials. THE TAX SUITS. Gentlemen, I would call your attention to the suits that are brought for the collec tion of the delinquent taxes of the city. It appears to me that the laws or ordinances governing the collection of delinquent taxes are at fault somewhere. The power to commence suits and put our people to unnecessary expenses before advertising a "Delinquent List," seems to mc to be un fair, harsh and illegal. If such be in the power of the city council, I think it would be Just to have the prosecutions stayed and a full delinquent list published for twenty days, as the general law contem plates, before commencing suit for the same. OUR REPUTATION ABROAD. 1 Gentlemen of the council, there is one mow subject I would mention to you and it it with sorrow I do so; that is the repu" tation of our city abroad. From looking over some of the papers of 8an Franc isco and other towns en tbe coast, I find that Tombstone it put down as a wicked and lawless place, where neither life or prop, erty it safe, either by day or night, and that a majority of our citizens, if not robbers and cutthroats, arc set down as sympathizing with such. Such con clusion!, gentlemen, would prevent strangers and men of capital and influence from settling in our midst. Gentlemen, a more base and malicious calumny was never given to the public press than was sent from this place to San Francisco. During a residence of thirty-two years on the'Pacific coast, and most of that time spent in the mines ot northern California, I .have never seen a more law-abiding or peaceable class than ninety-nine out of one hundred of our residents of Tombstone are now and have been for the past two years during my residence here. True, we have had a very lamentable, sad and disgra ceful scene enactedrecently in our streets, whereby three men lost their lives; but as you, gentlemen, are well aware the great majority of our citizens had no more to do with it than the emperor of China had. It was a feud between two parties of desperate men that the county would be well rid of. And to-day life and property are at safe within the corporate limits ot Tombstone as it is on Montgomery street in San Francisco, or Wall street, New York. Geatleinen, you will excuse me for dwell ing to long upon this subject, but I would be lacking; in my duty to our fair city, tho queen city of Arizona, whose citizens have elected me to be their chief magis trate for tbe ensuing two years, did I not raise my voice in vidication of her fair famo at home and abroad. Now, gentlemen of the common council, in conclusion, I will state to you that you will always have my hearty support in all good measures and deliberat'om which are for the benefit of the city, and I am ture, front the character and standing of you geatlemen of the council, that no act or measure but what is Tor the benefit of the city and the inhabitants thereof will ever be brought forth by you. Hoping, gentlemen, that two years hence, if God in his mercy spares us, our constituents will say, "Well done, thou good and faithful serraats." Your obedient servant, John Carr, Mayor Am Official Set-to. The court house yesterday was the scene ot several interesting and exciting epi so les, not the least of which was a scrap ping match between the district attorney and the deputy clerk of the District court, in which the former is said to have got the worst of it. It is a slander upon our peo ple to suppose that they cannot settle their little difficulties without calling to their aid the deadly six-shooter or bowie knife, as this rencontre has proven. The affair. look place in tho wash-room of the co house, and tho occaeion or it was merely difference of opinion as to filing some p pert in a certain suit. All the damagi thus far reported are a few eyes in mou ing and a few ears, perhaps, curtailed; but how much better this was than to lace the body of a man in a position where it Is liable to be located as a lead mine, or perchance run through a sausage stuffer. The means taken by these gentle men to settle their differences can not be too highly commended, and we earnestly recommend it to those other gentlemen who yesterday afternoon were so anxious for blood. From personal observation and experience we have no hesitation in mak ing the assertion that the satisfaction de rived from putting a good old fashioned head on a man is quite as supreme, if not more so, than that of filling him full of holts. Ponder on this, boys. i Mlntrlct Court. W. II. tTILWELL, JCDUZ. George W. Finney vs. Sarah J. Finney. The case was ordered submitted to the court upon the report of the comt com missioner. J. V. Vickersvs. J.S.Clark. Ordered that a stay of proceedings oe granted plaintiff. Jury called, aad A. J. Cadwell.not an. twering to hit name an attachment was issued against him, and he appearing in court, it was ordered that he should here after give reason why he should not be punished for contempt of court. On the subject of admission, the follow, ing committee. was appointed to examine W. II. Savage as to bis qualifications: O. U. Trtntum, Judge Dibble, lien Goodrich. The case of the Contention Con. M. Co. vt. the Head Center M. Co. was then pro ceeded with. A Kxw find of high grade carbonate ore ItM been made on the Han Rafael. Row Mexico and ArUona Railroad. The grading of the New Mexico and Arizona railroad will be completed up the Barbacomari creek, in about six week, a distance or thirty-five miles from lib June lion with the San Pedro, near the Grand Central mill. At the Junction, a turning track for engines, to be called tho Calaba sas Y, is now being constructed. Consid erable hindrance to the progress of the line has been caused by the question of right of way. At one point near the mouth of the Barbacomari, on Friday last, a party cf armed men compelled both pile drivers and graders to stop work, and are still holding the ground till the com pany arranges for the right of way. Grad ing is going on down the Sonoita, but the work is being feebly prosecuted, by small parties, and only two miles have been com. pleted. A canvas town called Ezekiel vilie has started near old Fort Buchanan, and all ihe eld ruins both at Crittenden and Buchanan have been taken lor occu pation; canvas, blankets and brush serving the purposes of building material. On Sonoita creek, the quanlityjof heavy rock work and the scarcity of hands will delay the completion of tjje road to Cala basas until July or August next. Two hundred Yaquis have been engaged in So- nora to work on this section of the line. From Calabasat to Sonera two final loca tions are to be made; one up the Santa Cruz, which would take the business of Arispe, Bacuache, Fronteras and the So nora river; the other to Los Nogales, which will make direct connection with the road now building northwards from Hermosillo and Magdalena. The final location ef the road from Cal abasas to Tucson will be completed this month by Mr. Earley, who will proMM- continue the line northward to interact.' the Atlantic & Pacific. A Question of Possession. An amusing episode has occurred In the court house within the past two days, the particulars of which, at near at can be learned, are as follows: It seems that an eminent legal luminary had occupied rooms in the building which the board of supervisors wished to occupy, and ihe dis- ciple of Blackstone being absent, forcible possession was taken of tbe rooms and the furniture removed to another building. Upon bis return, the lawyer naturally feft somewhat indignant, and in the still hours of Monday night or Tuesday morning he' got possession of the rooms, by means ot a xkey or otherwise, and returned the com pliment by removing 'the furniture of the board from the aforesaid rooms. Yester day the board again took possession. which was held until nearly noon, when in some mysterious manner the panels of a door leading to the rooms in dispute were mashed in, leaving only the frame work. Most diligent inquiry by an Ew. TAwr. reporter could not elicit any further particulars, and at last he was forced to the unwilling conclusion that it must have been Clum who smashed the door. At the present writing the board holds the fort. Proceedings of the Common Council Council met. pursuant to adjournment, at o'clock p. m. Preseot, Mayor Carr, Counclla Thomas, Atcblnson, Dean and Nash; QuIJ clerk. On motion of Mr. Thomas, the official IHBU UlUVVII nvit MttU bUUIIUVKlii m ine louowing Dona were reia oy mj approved, and ordered Sled: II. Solomon, treaiarer,t$15,000; suretle Smith, O. Til bolt t, A. B. Btrnett. David I chief of poller; auretles, H. Solomon,:! Behan. A. O, Wallace, city recorder; ad Chae. It. Brown, P. W. Smith. David city tax collector; suredes, P. W. SmltH G. Meagher, A. B. Barnett. O. O. Trantu attorney; sureties, J. "Lenoir and Natbauj The city audit r gave notice that he wol his bond to morrow. A legal communication from Wm. Ksq , was read and placed on file. Bill of Marshall Williams was r.forred I him for signature and verification. The mayor preseuted a written legal oplil to whether the council has the right to eitd lluie for tbe co. lection of tbe city dullt taxes. City Attorney Gregg argued that tho charter there was no legal right for the! slon of time. No action was taken. The following standing committees v.c nounced by the mayor: Finance-Atchlton, Dean aud Thomas., Fire and Water Nash and Atcblnson. Clly Buildings Dean and Thomas. Public Streets Tho-uas and Nash. Th bonds of the city offlctrs were approi On motion the clerk was instructed to j Denis .McCurty, city assessor elect, that hej he allow cd uutll next meeting to file his boil The follunlni; bills were referred to till mittee of finance: Tasker b Pridbam, 1 Taskcr & Pridbam, $10.07; Julius Caesar, A board of police commlrsloncrs was thj pan nea. he chief ot police presented the following "fli'e past few daysi '"There w" alsVlnl inf ilemnnd fnr mod dwellings. WS We learn that it is Mayor Carr to Issue no carrying of weapons to these or our business ml on the outskirts, and sue! to be out late at night!) highly commendable. Wk learn that S. W. Wl intendent of the Tombston ing company's mills on thi resigned his position, owia occasioned by constaut laucj. .i. ii. u. auBuu.i . ,n.. r ir r .i,,,i,j experience, succeeds him.1 tendency. PI I. EH 1 PIliKHtjl A Sure Cnr Found stl Xced Sufi A sure cuie lor hlindRScdinc ine and ulcerated piles ls been i ered by Dr. William, (an Indian reii called Dr. William's Indian Ointmei single box has cured the worst ch cases ot 3o or 30 years' standing. need suffer five minutes alter apjj this wondcnul soothing medicine tions. instruments and electuaries da harm than good. William's Ointma sorbs the tumors, allays tbe intensoj lnjr. (particularly at nieht alter warm in bed,) acts as a poultice, gi btant and painless relief, and is pr only for piles, itching of the private! and lor nomine else. Read what the Hon. J. M.Cofflnbe Cleveland, says aliout Dr. William! diau Pile Ointment: I have usfcd-'J or Pile cures, and it affords me pit to say that 1 have never lound anv which gave me such immediate anj inanent relict as Lit. William's Ointment. For sale by all druggists, or mail receipt oi price, fi.ui.