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Fill DAY, J I'M-: S, 1S77.
Qrtisinl Paioi of Yavnpui County.
C. IT. Crane, A2 Mmtifnerji s'rert. Sn Vs-ifro. u
ta't Agtnt frtt .it v Minkk in tkat t. He it
MKiSeritni ta eil-ct mt-y Jut Mm tttabiumrt.
tale erders far j.fre :i.j a atttnd to anw etter
tun'rjii Hrrelring ujwit km at A ttprettntattrt
Wc hear complnint ami growling upon
eTerj hand, and through the various jour
nals, upon the grand swindle being perpe
trated br companies and monopolies in gob
bling up large tracts of our public domain
under the Desert Land Act. Wc look upon
the location of desert hnds under tfc law
somewhat different to nnnv of our contem
poraries. For instance, what we now claim
as our desert lands, were it not for this law,
would undoubtedly remain for ages in stain
yuo. They are n v likely to be reclaimed
and made jrard.-a p t, utieoualled in the
United States. It will have a tendency to
invite imm:g.-ation to the Pacific Slope.
Money will be c.vwndi'd in opening up the
future paradise of the t, and instead of a
barren waste, aa iateiliir?at. worthy people
will be found catterod ail over its surf.tcc.
The mind of civilization will clasp it to its
bosom. Waving fi ?lis of grain, orchard, of
the precious fr.iit, t ie rose and the lily will
take t'tc p'acc of thorns and cactus. Where
now no animaU exist, sav the lizards and
ecorpions, will be found every conceivable
species of domestic animals, and a great
barren waste will become the Eden west of
the Sierra. Not only here in Arizona are
people moving in the premises, but in Cali
fornia extensive locations of lands arc being
made on the Colorado Desert under the Des
ert Land bill. Forty odd thousand acres
vere so located in the Las Angeles Land
Office the ot'ier day. We understand that
heavy capitalists arc behind these locations,
who "intend to dig ditches and irrigate the
l&nds, and who will probablv disburse in
this work some $ti.).0(U. II. t. Blythe and
others are the movers in the matter. The
ditches will be constructed under the super
rition of O. P. Calloway, an experienced en
gineer. The sum of $9,1 ?5 was paid into
the Laud Office as a preliminary to these lo
cations. We also learn that a party of our
own capitalists are making extensive loca
tions ot desert lands near the Gila river, and
that thev will be promptly irrigated, pursu
ant to the act.
LETTKK FKOM riHKNIX.
Phoenix, A. T. June 4, 1S77.
Eni-on Miski:: In order to properly
fulfill one's mission as : correspondent, it
becomes necessary to have somothing of in
terest to write about. News items aro very
scarce hereabouts. The latest from the
JIunroc-llowe homicide is as follows:
Munroe, going to Howe's house, found the
latter alone, and was received, as lie says,
by a pUtol shot; he, (Monroe), then threw
up his shot gun, discharging one barrel
into Howe's abdomen, then, as Howe fell
backwards, s'lot the remaining loud, htri
king Howe under the ohiii, tearing away
the nuht side ol his iaw and check, how
fell and " rolled over on his right side, ! were taken, a new channel can be soug
At present, under the new tariff imposed
by the Southern Pacific Hnilroad.on freight
from San Francisco to Ariisona. the comm
iner bus to pay for every pound of merchan
disc used by him or her about 0 cents jer
pound, then, eaaily ca.i be added the freight
from New York, Chicago, St. Louis, or any
Kteru citv to Sin Fraucieco, 4 ceuts
inure, making a total of HI cents gold, or
14 cents in currency, l he uitlerotie in cost
of goods in New York or other Eastern
cities and San Francisco is nltout 20 pel
cent, in favor of the former. With the ap
proach of the raiiioad to the Capital of New
.Mrsic , it seems that if the proper steps
Arizona, the coming uuoing country of
the Pacific Coast, may well 1m? proud of her
many valuable bonanzas, Without exagge
ration, we think it safe to estimate the pre
cious metals that are buried beneath the
earth's surface in this Territory, encased by
the giant walls of the mountains, as more
than all the money that is now deposited in
the vaults of all nations throughout the
world. The first adventurers of civilized
men penetrated Arizouaas far back as 1540,
nd since that time it has been known that
this country was rich in shining minerals.
Evidences can be found in many localities
throughout the Territory where, centuries
since, extensive mining industries were
carried on with satisfact ry results, judging
from the richness of the ores lountl in many
of the ancient shafts, sunk by the gambozi-
a$ofyore. There is not a county within
the boundaries of Arizona but what con
tains valuable minimi districts, and now
aince the subjugation of the wild Indian, the
steady march of civilization is putting lortli
its appearance, the metalic ring can be
heard from every direction, and daily the
welcome news is being heralded far and
wide of new discoveries, and in nearly every
instance the old claims, which have been
considered more than average, are eclipsed
and for the time, being forgotten. Where,
a few years aince, Big" Hump and various
other Indian chiefs reigned supreme, now
can be found the honest miner with his
cabin adjacent to some vein of earth's treas
ures, and, with pick and drill, sinking
mighty excavations far down in the bowels
of the earth, taking out that substance
which buys nation, enslaves the fellow
being of "man, supports wars, and causes
hdopincss to some and to others remorse.
Ncar.'y every one in Prescott realize the
fact that everything iu a business way de
pends upon miniug. llsfore the stable
character of our mines was so thoroughly
understood, before developsmeuts had ascer
tained the fact that there is no "pl.iy out'
to a true fissure vein, there might have been
some excuse for lack of faith; now, how
ever, thebusines? of legitimate mining will
bear the test of scrutiny by the coolest
head. Business goes on at an encouraging
rate, the mines developed are being worked
wita profit, others arc being opened with
promlsiug prospxts. tnc mills arc worked
more rcguiu.lv Man formerly and laborers
are receiving "good wares. Our people arc
prospering, hopeful and happy. The bu
siness of mining continues to ihrivc and
grow in magnitude, and1 will last from this
time on until the end of creation, if that
time should ever come. With such ores as
those of the Pattagonia, Ostrich. Eagle, etc.,
in Pima; the Globe miues, and the King,
In Pinal; the McCrackin, Hackberry, etc.,
in Mohave; the Yulture, Peck, Goodwin,
Ti"cr. Black Warrior, Silver Prince, Cross-
cut. Tin-Ton, bwiiling, Auuun, aim u muu
lying across hfcs own loaded gun; his daugh-1
ter rushing into the house, seeing the gun
lying on the floor cocked, and fearing suae
of the smaller children might get hurt,
seized the gun by the muzzle, attempting
to draw it out from under her father's ImhIv,
when it weut off, the entire loud ranging up
her right arm from her wrist to her elbow.
tearing away the Hh and muscles, ami ex-'
posing the lone. On account ot .Miss
H we's critical condition, her mother and
ftmilv were, bv the attending nhvsician.
forbidden to leave her to attend the Coro
ner's iuoue-t. As no one but Howe and
Munnw were present at the shooting, and
Howe being dead, there exists nothing but
circumstantial evidence against Munroc.
Public opinion seems somewhat divided;
s une string the alFtir is but the proper
ending of an old ami (on tho part of Howo
aggressive quarrel; others think Munroe is
toldamc in the ntfiii. Owing to the con
dition of the wounded lady, the time for
Minnie's trial or hearing has been indefi
Our farmers, just now, are very busy
harvesting, there beinj; six or eight headers
at work. The grain will all Iks cut by the
latter part of next week. BjHi. the head
ers and threshers, are kept very busy. The
new thresher (steam power), owned by Gold
man, Veil & Co., is doing big work, and
gives the best satisfaction.
The reported killing of the Messrs. Mid
dlcton fa. her and son at the Wheattields.
has been disputed by parties arriving from
The new smelting furnace of Enrich.
Gaertncr & Co., at the Wheatfields, is a
grand success. By the introduction of a
counter shaft, they have increased the num
ber of revolutions of the fan per minute,
from 2,203 to 5,000. Tiieir lw.ver is a Tur-
out whereby our merchants would lc able
to do much Ueller than to purchase in ban
Francisco. The road into New Mexico will
soon he completed to Fort Garland, which
will bring the people of Prescott within
about 4bU miles of rail communication on
the East, or 35 days by heavy teams. Freight
can be contracted for, in New Mexico, from
the terminus of the road to lrescott, for
i t .i i -. .:i.t
t auoiu 4 ecnis runvm. y, men miu un utrigut
by rail from the lvtst to the terminus of the
road, l cents, ami we have a total of 7 cents
in currency from all the Eastern cities to the
very doors of our mercantile houses in
Northern Aiuona.or just one-half of what it
costs via San Francisco.
Tucson merchants are ami havo been re
ceiving their goods through New Mexico
for years, and hare found it th" more pre
ferable channel through which to make
their purchases. At present Tucson mer
chants ship through the forwarding house of
Chick, Browne & Co., El Moro. Colorado.
Tluir freight by mule teams does not exceed
six and one-half cents per pound, orer a cir
cuitous route of 1100 miles. Hie road from
HI Moro, Colorado, to Tucson is via Alber
querque and down the Hio Grande, through
heavy saud, to El Parajc; thence acros the
Jonsado del Mucrto to Fort McCrea. OKI
Fort Webater, Silver City and thence to
Tucson, almost tin lbble the distance it would
be were the Mogollon road repaired and the
route opened from our town by New Fort
Wingate, Sebollita and thence "to Fort Gar
land. A little energv on the part of our
i citizens will be sufficient to divert the travel
from the old route to Tucoon and bring it
through the capital of Arizona.
Kcolutlon on tho Death of J. I). ORllby.
At a meeting of the citizens of Camp
Apache, Arizona Territory, held May Hi,
1877, the following resolutions wore unani
mously adopted :
WimuuAS, It has ploascd Almighty God
to call to his eternal reward our beloved
friend, Major F. 1). Ogilby, Eighth Infantry,
Witmiuafi, In view of the loss we have
sustained bv his decease, and of the still
heavier lass" sustained by thoxs who were
noiirost and dearest to him; therefore, be it
,WmI, That it is but a just tribute to
the memory of the departed to say, that in
regretting Ids romoval from our midst wo
mourn for oue who was in everyway worthy
ol our respect, siuccre affection and warm
,WiY(i, That we sincerely condole with
the family of tho deceased on the dipeoa
lioti wiihhichit has pleased Dlrine Pmti
ilence to afllict them, and commend them
for consolation to Him, who orders all thing
for the let, ami whoie chastisements re
meant in mercv.
llnolmi. That this heartfelt testimonial of
our sympathv and sorrow be transmitted to
the family nfour departed friend by the S.
retary of this meeting, and that it be pub
liohwl intheAiuxoN.v Mi.vuk and Eater
prise. Tucson Citizen and Aruona Star, of
Ariconn Territory, and in the New York
Herald, of New York city.
SPJSCML TO TUB MINER.
L. B. St. Jamas,
S. P. Bahau.
1 1 KNKY
C. K. Cooley,
J. C. Carroll,
F. W. Wolfe,
London, Juno 0.
Atthu fjlllnfif of tho Wldeombe Kuspenslon
Drill e UM SMTMll WtTW IITCHiw nio
river. TwoHiyoewu ikmimw iiuvh ukh ivw
orwl, ami soveral are mill missing. By lalor
ivporti It m nseenuined that thuro wore 200
IHtfMMis iiieotptinioii wim uio urnige, iiimiuuo
Salt Iko, JunoO.
A dI&lWm of lion Mormon eltizius
waitod upM) l.'eneml frook to-dav regarding
tht- ouuosclrsiiou of troopw Into riali. 'lliey
inffU-mut lUii ttuil nrifiiiuiu was arininr ins
ltHi! u tub! in wki of beiu proMwuiod for
ooiuplicKy in the Moiinutiii Meadow na;sa
ere; that tiuy did not upproheiid a ccuicrul
upriaiiiK f Mortnoiik agaiuot tho conMitiittHl
nuthontv of the I'hiumI Mn!o, but that they
did lear an iMilbrvak in caw BrlKliam Young
Has brought to trial for murder. Gon. Crook
replkNl that there would bo time enough to
nrovhlo for trouble whoti an indictment was
Phtuiilx, Juno 7.
1L Giuanor. Sitterintnileit of tho Hieh
mond Ifcouu Mining Cu., lotaitwl at WhwiU
flelda, Marlttojm Co., plaee of pUNlimM, San
l'ramsHjo, nrrlvwl at this place yostenlay,
root to tho citv wih the llrst run of bul
lion. In tho pi thrwo weeki Mr. Uutnor
Imw koim from lhoiilx to Whratllolds, t
up hia Mtteilor, built Iho milos and a quarter
oV water onmr, W fl of wbieh I IIiiiimmI,
built nds to niinos awl 1 now ruiiiiitttf
ihrae ahufix. working niitht and day and
turning out bullion rapidly. Usaiof are
now bora loading an. !diuan'awithtmtlios
for ttw orks. .no hr ttiment of bullioii
mom the latter rt of till woek.
J. M. t'otKMi !. a fone of meH makintj
Miolwa on his irtu-r W opKsito H. II.
Ourv' ortloa and adjolniujf tho oourt-house.
Ho rnlotitlM buildiiiR a row of otace for ront.
Ttw SoiHlicrn JWiiic nulroail has 125 men
at work grading on tho Ariaoiia fikle.
A E I Z O N A
MACHINERY AND SUPPLY AGENCY.
HENEY B. MURRAY,
8le Ajcvat for IS Sal f
ST12A.M F.Nt:iNl, FHO.M TWO-IIOHSE
Poworand iipnard. ba-MilIn, Wood
working Mruimry, Hoiuiig Bigs,
MaohTuMtt' TooIkuwiii liiinp,
ComprMOPitind OrilU, Tur
bine Wheels, ltc, Ktc,
Babcook Firo Extinguishers,
Patent Automatle Oro Foilor,
Blake t Wheolor's HK-k Broaken.
Sturtcvnnt and Hoot Biowors,
Emory Grinder and Whuob,
PaUtnt Kngine Governors,
IxxitherA: Hubter Bolting,
Dreyfus Oilers. Fairbank'a Snalos,
Two-Stainp Prospector Mill,
Ootirf r.t llcVr. rear-fi-l lUr,
I'wur kw Kata, lite-
The Rcg:iilutor Wind-mill,
taclr UMt at &k PraMSMW fnht kW4
P. G. 0'ICei.ly, Secretary Committee on
Aticeles Herald thus
The Los Aticeles Herald thus describes
the celebrated C.isa Grande ruin. Arizona
bine wheel with a fiftv-foot jKrpendicular Tdrritorv , ten miles west of Florence and
fall of water. 3Ir. Gacrtner is exected
here on the Gth inst.. en route to San Fran
cisco with the firat run of bullion. He pro- Qf greni curiosity to
poses to return in about two months with I jtfirt disc.verv bv
another smelter, in .e, correspontling with
the one now at the Wheatlields.
The nnv miues of Bums, Palmer, Gard
ner. fc Co. are seemingly immense. The
specimens now before me repreicnt the pure
coin when stamped.
Nearly everybody in this section of the
country have taken advantage of the Desert
Land act and secured themselves a "mile
Green corn and new vo:atocs arc in mar
ket, and the festive Celestial Joe can be
lound and slucka-
In a former letter, I stated that II. Mor
gan was sentenced to pay a tine of $350,
and imprisonment tor one month. In this
I was mistaken as regards the imprison
tnent, and, injustice to Mr. Morgm. wish to
correct any wrong impression rnnde by
my former letter.
Thermometer, 101. I scream !
live miles south ot the Gila river.
"This remarkable ruin has been the source
antiquarian' ever since
the Spaniards about
the year 1511. It was then the rema.ns of
a colossal structure, with eight stories of the
main building in a good state of preserva
tion. It has now melted by the friction of
time and ruin to four stories. In walls are
from eight to ten feet in thickness, ami
it presents evidences of architectural knowl
edge on the p.irt of its builders which
shows that they reached to a credible stage
of civilization. It is in the center of a vast
plain, surrounded by minor niins, and prob
ablv formed the focus structure of a great
Fri day's Dissputclics.
Sun Franetseo, Juno 7. r
Mining wtoeks closed as follows:
Alnho 9.V Leeds l.HO
Yioiiu County lU'iu.
We copy from the Yuma Sentinel tlw
following uews items:
Hkkk Tii by Co.tK.--On Tuesday a large
gang of Chinamen were brought across the
river on the Arizona side. They pitched
their camp ou the edge of the river, just
Uovc the quartermaster's depot, aod on j
Thursday commenced, in earnest, grading
the site of the Arizona end of the railroad
bridge 25 carts and 511 horses were brought
over on Weduesdav and nut to work the
;eu mines have been tound lately in
Granite Uange, near the Wickenburg road.
Mr. Carlisle, of Drert Station, ha ore from
them that assnvs $'2,5C0 to the ton
The Santa .Monica nuiioad is rcHrted
sold to the Southern rac:lic, and Los Angc
les is somewhat agitated by the proMct of
losing tho benefits ot a competing road.
A railroad cut-off is proposed and talked of
between luina and bau brancuco. The
proposition is to build a road from Mohave
Station throuirh the Caioii I'ass
Beat t Belcher.. .!" MoMwui.-
Hnliioa 1.73 Manhattan u4
OUedoMM ilOf.N'orvliorn Bollo. -.17
California lOtdilr .AiA
to Co to.i
cit v. 1 racings ami accounts or aqueducts Thi- new road would cut off much distance.
are still to be tound m the vicinity, and the avoid the San Fernando tunnel, and materi
debnsof pottery cover ground tor miles. 1 he ajv shorten the time between Arizona and
walls of the cisa are built ot concrete, ami ' San Francisco. The nroiect nromiscs much
in a manner to challenge the ravages
time. The presumption is that this portion
of Arizona was at one time inhabited by a
civilized tribe of Aztccts, and that the bar
barous Apaches swept down on them, anil
after extirpating or reducing the inhabitants
to slavery, turned their place into a- waste.
The Caa Grande was too strongly built to
share in the common fate of the rest of the
city, and its walls stand to-day a wonderful
monument of the progress of civilization of
a jwoplc who are now extinct.'
Ths Casa Grande on the Gila shows evi
dences of having been built about the same
period of the Grand Qucvirn, Qunrn, Abo
ami other huge ruins in New Mexico. Tlie
Casa Grande is, however, inferior In size to
those nuns, in some ol which it is estima
ted that there once lived at least thirty
thousand souls. The Grand Qucvirn was
undoubtedly the largest city and probably
the capital of the Cibola country sought for
by Coronado in 1511. The city contains
many buildings five stories high to the pres
ent dav. Two churches were iise.1 bv these
extinct Hjople, one of them we remember
measuring which was 1-45 feet feet loug in
the clear and CO feet wide, and had a con
vent or monastery attached which contained
'20 small room?. Within a radius of sixty
miles there are six other ruins and trails
leading from Qnevira to all, that arc dis
tinctly traceable to this day, even more so
than our most familiar paths through the
mountains or Arizona. The Cisa Grande
is a mere dwarf in comparison to the giant
Quevira of New Mexico. Siucc the time of
General Carleton's explorations through the
ruins of that territory in 1S55 we have
heard but little said about these magnificent
old structers that must have taken hundreds
of men years to build. Some of the timbers
in the Quevira, we have heard good judges
declare that it mut have taken twenty
years to curve out. Ed. Minkk.
..in.! other leads in Yavapai, together with
the quartz mills we have and the advent of
others, to enable us to v ork the ores of our
numerous and inexhaubtable deposits, wc
cannot conjecture anything short of a grand
and glorious future "for Arizona and her
By request of one of ths most responsible
citizens of the village of Prc5cott we pub
lish the following card, the author being a
large taxpayer and a member of the ninth
b A CAP.D.
Editor Misrn: In the last Weekly
lt.NEti I noticed tho bids received by our
Board of Supervisors for surveying the Pres
cott and Bradshaw city wagon road were
three, viz: Mr. Foster's. Mr. Bennitts and
Ix)imtct Mitchell's; and tho bid of Mr. pos
ter's was accepted, which was M91K), beuiR
90 above Beunitt's and 515 above Lount &.
Mitchell's. . ,
Now as a taxpaver I would like to bo en
lightened on this," for I supposed tho awards
went to the lowest responsible bidder. Being
acquainted with all tho bidders, and bebev
inc them to be re.sj)otisiblo men, it apjiears
ntrance that the taxpayers of this county
jshould be put to this ao'ditional expense-.
Will aoma one rise and explain, and oblige
ne of many taxpayers. A Taxpayer.
Not onlv arc the public lands being
grabbed by our resident capitalists, but we
arc threatened with an influx of eastern
moneyed men, who have heard of the easy
manner in which public lands can be stolen
in this State and Arizona. A short time ago
ai partv went throuirh the city on their way
to Yuma, from which point they leave to
tnako a personal selection of lands, which it
is their intention to take up under the Des
rt Land Act. They were piloted by a Sau
Francisco man, who'knows the country, and
tinder his direction they will locate chums.
Li's Augcles Republican.
Wc will nut have the pleasure of greeting
the aforesaid capitalists and moneyed men,
prwt'fcL'j fv . ' ' " V . ; Mint;.
hoM no dc.-f-rt !.i!iu . ii v "n:t imue.s
Death or Major I I. Ogilby.
The following very complimentary gen
eral order on the death of Major Ogilby we
are pleased to publish. It goes to show in
what esteem he was held by his brother of
ficers, which docs not exceed the estimation
in which he was held, without exception, by
the citizens of the Territory who knew him:
Headouautkus Sth L S. Infantry, I
Prescott, A. T., June 1, 1S77. f
General Orders No. 21.)
With feelings of the deepest sorrow it
again becomes the painful duty of the
Coioucl commanding the regiment to an
nounce the loss of another of its brightest
and purest officers, in the death of Captain
and Brevet Major Frederick 1). Ogilby, of
the Eighth Regiment ot lutautry, at Camp
Apache, Arizona Territory, on the IKJth ulti
mo, of pleura pneumonia.
This officer was born iu the State of New
Jersev, and entered the service as hirst
Lieutenant of the Fitteenth Infantry in May,
1SG1, and served with the highest credit in
the field throughout the rebellion, ami
against the Indians on the frontier, and was
frequently complimented for distinguished
His remarkably successful services in the
Territory of Arizona against hostile Indians
deserve the greatest praise. Always hast
ening iu the faithful execution of his orders,
he fell a victim to disease contracted iu the
line of most arduous duties.
In his goodncsi of heart and high social
qualities he won the respect and esteem of
all who knew him. Bsaring through his
bright life a character irreproachable, wc
mourn him as a brother lost, whose name
will ever be preserved in the hearts of his
The officers ot the regiment arc requested
to wear the
usual badge of mourning
Bv command of
Colonel A. V. Kaltz.
Thomas Wiuieiji, First Lieutenant and
Adjutant Eighth Infautry.
KNGLANll AND 1SUSSIA.
When the vast extent and paramount im
portance of England's commercial interests,
as involved in the "Eastern Question," arc
considered, her disposition to support the
Turk, cruel, bloody and lawless as he is,
will not appear so very stratigc. English
hostility to Russia is, under circumstances
existing, only what might be expected from
principles of universal human nature. I'aris
correspondence of the New York Nation
states the case of England against Russia
in this forcible war :
M. Thiers has afwavs maintained that if
Russia were mistress of Constantinople and
the Bosphorus, she would be able at any
time to send a large licet into the Mediterra
nean Sea, to do in that sea what she pleased,
and to send the fleet back to the Black Sea,
where she would be as safe as the brigands
in the mountain dens. Napoleon used to
sav that Antwerp was a pisiol at the throat
of England; the Black Sea would be a more
gigautic Antwerp, capable of concealing
and sheltering the largest fleets of the
ltriilRe Acrcn tho Colorado Klver.
The Yuma Sentinel in speaking of the
new bridge about to cross the river at Yuma
We are told that the bridge is to be a
wooden truss, with a draw for the passage
of steamboats; that the material has been
got out, dressed and numbered, and in readi
ness for shipment; and that it will be ship
ped as soon as the work is finished on the
California side of the river. There now re
mains to overcome only the slough cast of
Leer's. This involves" building the road
on"piIcs a distance of 700 feet. Upon this
niln-driver and a donkey cugino are at
for Yuma, but blasts los Angeles
controlling the trade of this Territorv
The C. S. N. Co. have not vet determined
uixm any schedule time for running their
steamboats on the river, but so fir thev have
averaged two trips per week
Drskut Lanus.-Wc are informed that
the entire tract lying south of the Gilu, be
tween Fillibuster and Mission, has been tak
en up under the Desert Land law.
The steamer City of San Francisco, built
by John Roach it Co. at Chester. Pennsylva
nia, in 1S75, a' a cost of one million dollars,
for the Pacific Mail Stsumship Compauy.
when in latitude 1(5 degrees north, longitude
AS degrees .'IS minutes west, struck on an
unknown rock and became a total lo. in
six tv-t wo minutes. The exact locality of
this rock seems to have been known only to
a tew persons, and was never laid down on
the chart, i lie passengers ami crew wore
taken alwiard of a Mexican gunboat, that
happened to be in close proximity to the ill
fatwl steamer at the time of her accident,
and taken into Acnpulco, a distance of AO
miles. The Pacific .Mail Company has leen
very unfortunate with its fleet for the past
five years. The Bienville (chartered , Amer
ica and Japan have been burned, and the
Ariel, Guatemala, Sacramento and City of
San Fraucisco totally wrecked. It is esti
mated that during this period the couiHiny
have lost on their fleet through misadventure
The Secretary of the Navy has directed
the U. S. Steamer Lacawana at Acnpulco to
search for the rock near the Tartar shoales
upon which the ill fated steamer wa sunk,
with a view to have it laid down on thechart
and prevent a reoccurrence of the fate that
befel the Steamer City of San Francisco.
work, and the job will be finished in about
tcu days. Then tho bridge material will ar-
t.w tux tin," tlie hri.trr is laid 'lie
rill have the groui .
lion. J. J. Gosper.
Wc had the pleasure of an interview the
other day with Hon. J. J. Gosper, Arizona's
new Secretary, and as the people arc gener
ally anxious to learn something of the ante
cedents of those who arc appointed to gov
ern them, vc will give our readers some
points we have learned concerning the Sec
retary. Mr. Gosper was born in Knox county,
Ohio, in lt40. At nine years of age his
father died, from which time he fought the
battle of life single-handed. At the break
ing out of the civil war he was prompt to
lend his aid ia defense of the Union, but the
company in which he enlisted was rejected.
But in September. RjCI, he enlisted as a
private in the Illinois Cavalry and served
three years. He was then commissioned in
an infantry regiment and lost a leg during
his term of service. At the close of the war
he read law, but never entered actively into
practice. In 1609 he moved to Lincoln, Ne
braska, and was elected lo the City Council
in the same year. Served t.vo years, and
was President of the same, and much of the
time was acting as .Mayor. In 1672 he was
unanimously nominated for the ollicc of
Secretary of State, and was elected by a
large majority. From the close of his of
ficial duties as Secretary of State lie had
been closing up business with a view of
moving to the Pacific Slope, or some other
more genial clime than Nebraska. He was
through California more than a year ago
looking up a place for a permanent home,
but from the favorable reports concerning
Arizona's rich resources, he concluded to
make our Territory his future home, and
sought an official position for that purpose,
and was appointed to the ollicc ho now holds.
Mr. Gosper's life has been one of activity
among the hardy frontiersmen of the West;
is a bclf-made man, having been thrown
upon his own resources early in life, and as
such ought to be fitted for Arizona. In dis
position, frank, open and independent; in
habit, we should judge him temperate; in
dress, plain and unassuming, with an active
and penetrating mind, joined with a highly
social nature, which makes him a very agree
able companion. We bespeak for our new
Secretary a hearty welcome throughout the
Territory, and if he will but follow in the
footsteps of his predecessor, wc believe all
will 1. writ iTncsou Star.
Dki'rkp tions on Government Timher
Lands tj r.n Stoited. Washington May
29. Depredations upon Government timber
lands arc to be detected and punished. The
old system of timber agents evidently only
lacilitates these robberies, and Secretary
Schurz, actitig upon the suggestion of the
Commissioner ot the General Land Oflice,
recently abolished the old svstcm, aud ha
appointed special agents instead, who arc to
bear appointment as Department Clerks de
tailed for special duty under instructions
from the Commissioner.
Crown loint... 3.t Sierra Nuvada....
Kurekn Con lo'- Union Con
Uouid iV Curry-... 7!(L'luh
1 mpf rial Con- 5Uj Yellow Jnokct...
Gold, 10; Gieciibacks, 5.
U!rock, June 7.
The Turks to-day attacked a dotaclititBiil
of Moiitenegran.s, but were ropuinod,
Iwtviii 1,000 men dead on the fluid.
The .Montuiicgran los uus.iO killed.
I tui'hnrunt , J u ue 7.
Among a tiiimlier of Caiieassiatt prisoners
pansing through Pavoy rcoeiuly on their
way to Siberia, were fourteen Polish deer.
ors'from the Kusshuianny, and upon being
discovered uere immediately shot.
Washington, Juno 7.
UN Mated that 3d Asst. P.M. General
Thurber 1ms resigned.
Now York, June 7.
The terms for tho payment of Sweeney's
four hundred thousand dollar defalcation
are. otio hundred and lifty thousand down,
ami the rest in thirty days. The World de
nounces the :uttloiiicm suit, and tho people
of Now York City hao ovary reason to be
disgtislod. It is regarded aa a broad political
Constantinople, June 7.
Tlie Porte lias taken measures to avoid a
conflict iu the Sue Canal navigation mat
ter. Tho Canal
Bucharest, June 7.
It is rumored to-day that Turkey has
ottered to pay Russia a war indemnity and
allow her to rendu tho places she has cap
tured in A.sia.
Rugusn. June 7.
Information has been received that the
Turks have been defatted iu an engagement
on the southern frontier. Fighting contin
ues in toe vicinity of Deign.
Quebec, June 7.
Great damage have Imwu reported by
tires in Songenay, St. lxuis and St. Je
Concord, N. 11., Juno 7.
Governor ProseoU was inaugurated to-day.
Key West, June 7.
Col. Wicker, collector of customs, lias beou
instructed by i ho Secreuiry of tho Treasury
to dispatch a ravenuo stunner in search of
the whaling schooner Ellen Bishop, which
soiled .Monday night, to obtain a sworn
stateuioiil of the Master as to his detention,
confinement mid other attrocities committed
by a .Spanish cruiser
)U rctunxsl a4 rst si ItO aU Ub1 Koalh ol th
Whilt llt el Alifr C. nlnr U wilt W j4a
lo utt old and atr uUmcr, naJ goaratt U (fit
AT A ItUASON.VUI.r. 1'KOFIT.
Repairing Neatly and Satisfactorily Done,
Lidits Oil ten tad SUpptn Mi4t to 0r.-,
Litt'Mt suul Mot Fnnhlonubla Stylos.
I hnr Ue wn Imwvj- Atortaw wi!r, ol new (1
faraUtiru bri hear, MkU I will tell Cheap
Chn un4 exaiMiM my rW. ami nWa Oofr yattr
t!rr a )rfa aw! MUitj- ut trwk awl yt a bargain
m m nuWi. Oil AS. SCJIL'lJr.'
1'mxwo. A. T , Jtr Hth. 1K7. vtyiM.
South Montczutun Street, i
f 0. Door .Kofti ot'sJjn?1,
uarpeis, uu tiotns, Pap
noture frames, x
W r bow cjnta(r lae an.1 4
the tullowtaj- goodi.
11 LACK WALNUT AND Ou
"""-v im jKir-room
volvlng Dosk-Mools, Matu
iuws, iminKPLS, conifot
spreads, Sheets and
Cases, Plain and R
l ixturcs, Etc
Paper 1 landings and
VATKJCT rOLDI.S'0 COT BEC$t
IHctsre Vumtt. T !. Crd tad p?-
aod llr hvult, rs
duitr, titUMf, Mh fet UicjiaaV??1
AO ESC V 1. It THE'
QA LU'Oua LA STEp.tjJ
wmmt: If HOLHTKSIY. H larS.""1
KlMr IUIMhm. Umc.fi it
I1la a4 DworatiTe lUsrj, r 1
GijJnlap. Olaahif. nt; iau ttiuKft
Cnrixits Sowed ami
X laara of th jiubHc rtlmiitliHCriifj
CIIAS. E. raKOERICK. CB RLKS I. I1RKXAX.
FREDERICK & EEENAN,
Montezuma St.. nest to Rnible's Broweiy.
STOVES AJfD HOME-MADE
And Mnnufnctuters of
riN, IRON AND COPPER -WARE,
Tin and Iron Ioofinr.
JtplTomft attfotion g.xen to orJe ti br matt.
, BOIMES & SPEiMCER,
' At thr nl4 t,inJ, on M 'Wan i"rwt lm $r Mmh
lofOurlfy ilfrtUr in Cl'lAl toBAtH CONFUC-1
l lO UQ ITO U ail csmjiso.- v r-ifti.ly mvif ilic aiicaiivu f lb luMl to
oar Ursr ami tmnl
' to all jmrotearj. W'r h.tri un ij.tj l a full aortma' ol
' ih ahriert br.ia.U of Cur.ir :! CicanltMt, Kter-Cnl
, aid I'lttff .SahAiani; nn.U'bwi iT.ilirtreo. l'iffi, lNjuelt
aatl I ofjorw-l(oir at Mnicl pnrr,
"ami trery or AWAY
anrrner parcfasutag' ot . ami ia iln ictuoa mura ftir
TbanMul tr t favor?. w liit a eaUauaa ot
the liberal Jtrmi;e brtr-tvfurr hr'urril a us,
ViKxrinc tbat wr GOODS
tkm usii ciaHinwa tvilh any ia lltr mnrkiM.
JAS. B. BONKS.
CHAS. U. SfKNCKU.
l'rrtvtt, March SI !"T7. 6m
Just north of Kelly : Stephea
B. S T -A. HL
IMPORTS & MANITFArU'oui
in v:-.i. . on
7b nil whom it miy conctrn :
I anve ntoiHtnil Mr. J. I.. I-'ISIIRU rav asent ilnrlos
ay aKMot ia CaUHwnia. wilk fall milliotity to collect
rent., hih! hut a ehar of all ray lmtpctty.
A. J. Slir I .
l'fwtt. Juae fi. 1577. jun7-ln-
E. O. GRANT,
W TCK EN HI KG ARIZONA,
GENE HAL MEUCIIAXDISE,
CHEAP FOR CASH.
All orders flllnl jirutHjitly. eUt
AlcCormick writes as tollows to a party
licrc: "If you meet any of my old friends,
assure them of my continued interest in the
Territory, and of my cool indifference to the
Fcamps who say 1 have deserted or abandoned
it. In my present position, as in all I have
held at the East, I have been able to do
valuable work for Arizona, and you will
know that 1 am constantly doinj; it." All
to our own knowledge. Yuma Seuti
arc can ccomnuxiate U tlie capiialuu cast ; grade 1 and rMj tor uw 1 worn orpow, -f
Uw Bock,j Mawuaui. 'pair tilops, stc.
i . k, of Colorado, baa ben an
rr;r'- it ban Carios xn placof the
&ti artOA hevty timbw.
An Inhauited Island. The British ship
x.nst L'rotc, I unn iscwcitstlc, ricw bouth
Wales.sailcd Pebruary 27th and passed north
New Zealand, Tlfncc Pa'incrdton's Island
(March 24th, lat. 1SS, long. 102:20 ).
Strong gates from E.S.E. to E.N.E. This
island is said to be uninhabited, but is proven
otherwise, as Captain Rimmcr passed within
four miles of it and saw a boat manned by
what ho took to be natives coming toward
the ship, but shortly after it turned back.
Suit Decidkd Aoainst thk Union Pa
cific KA11.UOAI) Kaiiavay CoxsTiturrioN
Tow.MiDSTtiE Hlack Hiu. Omaha, May
V). Clipper k Dean, who sued the Union
Pacific Railroad Company for violation of
oontraef. in tho amount of $3.1,000, to-day
got judgment for 2o,3Sl.
The nicest map of tho scat of war in Eu
rope and Asia accompanied the hist number
of the San Francisco Examiner, as a supple
ment. Tho Examiner is a good paper, nml
its typographical appearance excels all other
"Why did Noah stop 011 Mount Ararat?
Answer Because he intended to travel,
and it was close to(thc) Ears. Kingsbury.
Ami when he got aboard he could find no
wt til! the conductor cried out 'Erxeroum
up hop- - Martin.
W. H. HO ONE Y,
A fetr doors above I.ewti' Store.
Gurloy Street, PKESCOTT, A. T.
Dress Suits, Business Suits, Etc.,
Made to order, aod tijfatlou guaranteed.
ANDERS & HOWE,
Jjl'Wn and Dtvakrs la
Black and Giant Powder,
LIQUORS, TOUACCO it CIGAItS.
All Kind, cf
TC, ETC., i;
Window Shades, 31irron,r
Frames, Itc. on haHday
.Made to Order.
KKrAIKINC I'KOJirTLY ATTEST
T. W- OTIS,
XORTIl OF PLAZA,
IE O ICY,
Fresh ami Dried Fnit;
CIGiURS, TOBACCO & PB
DTo AND CANDIlvS,
Drawn on San Francisco in ex
change for Currency, without
South. Siilo lMnsui. Prosoott, Avisionn
COUTCZ ST., XOUTII Of COl'ltT HOL'SK,
pREscorj a. r.
A cuoici: STOCK Of
French, English andScotchGoods
CNtaUy ira baud, wbieh he is prrixired to maXe up in
mr i.i'rii i,-ir. w. 11. .HtlUMiV,
T K. A. I)icVaon. co-owner with the undersigned In
that certain miulnir lotitti. ti or olullnt tin tlie Grev Knrir
IhIv, made by . N. Kelly and thw ou the 3Jth dav of
Mnreh. lb. In tlie Ticei MlHliie Ki.titct, in tbe County
' I I .I !. .
ui iHinninnu i emiory vi nmrt.
Yihi are bervby nntih-J IhW Ibn undemlrne.l l
rau.i'd to bo done upo the af 'i's ii.t minimr claim,
IkCmKuh. tbe iiiixHint of Inlx.r nml expenditure for the
yenr Itli. reqiiiirtl by the ln of tbe I uited Statet, at a
co. 111 u oi iwh iitimireit iIiiiihis.
And yiu nre hrrebv notifieti t.i jwy to tbe undersigned
ut bi lure of liuine In I'rrieiitt. in lb u!orraid
Uotinty ol arji, jour rpition of the fald cot of
iil labor, at tbe rate or leu ilullur for errv ono Inm.
ilrwd leet oiTne.' by yoil. nilhln ninety dnii In.tn tho er
nt ui ini nouee ob you; ami iiunor a inliuretoniaxe
siteh ynient tve will olalm. under llie mlnlni: lnw noir
in loree. a totfriture ot your interest in aM location or
elltn. JULirs N. KOOKMIURO.
ntd otber coiwnrrs.
l'reeo, A. T . Janimry 11. Ijj78. .g.dfi)
C'aliforn:j - .
pcftraaca fo: :t . : i
i Let lrtM UpWfci'i t'.:l
' c had a bcAlthi.:r k)
o woek. The Mr-dtnej.
TKKKITOUY (IV AIMZHVA
Cou.my or YvAr.i. j "
lly virtue of nn eieeutioti iitueil nut nf Ihe HIitHri
C t of th Tblrl Jihllrial Di.rilet. in nml for the
County of Ymtbiwi . Terri-orr ut Ar'uua .lal. niin.i.l
on the 7tn ly ol June. Ie7'uml to tnu dirwted. In favor
of C II Ominr i.l.i!ntlir. mxl umI.ii th ii.,t.
and Silver Mtinnc Coiiiixiny. defemlant. bv wbieh I am
rommtndeil to male out f the personal property f .vd
di-fewlant, and if fuffleint per ml proertT cannot be
Muhd. then nt of hm nat property lh uml! three hun
drl ami ninety fit cfi7 100 ,,.ilsr. lUmajc. and tirhl
btimlreil an.l forty . tro tVi lOO dcdlarj ctm toyethri- with
nerrurin? naKJgl Imxe Ierle.1 uhhi nnd taVen all th
riirht. title and Interest which the said defemUnt hud on
the itb day of June. 1TT. of In nn.l i. th- r..iinn-inn.
deerib(t property, to-wit :
The inrnaee. lmlldiiR. croomU and all appurtenance
thereunto belointnt:. (itnateilal Walnut Oruve. county ami
lerrttory nforenM. and known n the l'lnal OoblamlSll.
vor Mining Company's furnace. iootHtinir
e(fie. fme butler and maalilnery. Notice ii lierebv
fiven that on
isaturclny, ths 30th Day of Juno, 1077,
I!eleren the taut ef 11 'l(vk A. M. nJ 5 oelck V M.
I erlll oVpo for.kle tirm h .... hi cimivxy
xtuh it'.Hi a; pubtir amtioa lor cota a My be
si. r. Bomuts, to.
ivueott jtMi, isrr. vtw.
Carte de Viitcs, Imperials, Vic
torias and SvlO.s
A upeotaly. All work csecutad In first-class tyle. A
finu Hworttaent of
Stereoscopic Views of Arizona Scenery
Always en hand. comprislf scenes of Prescott ami vicin
ity, (.'nmix Whipple. Verde and StcDowell, Venio Valley,
.Montexuma's Well, .toneman's Lute, Matiial Mountains.
Toiitn Hakin, Axteo Kuins, Indian Camp Views, etc.
CSVinws of lluildinrs. Minine Claims. . Mills. Ma
chinery, etc, made to order on short notice.
luylStf It. V. M1TCHEL1.
uuonwi.v stukkt, - - n:uscorr, a.t
Dry Goods and Clothine:,
BOOTS AuSTID SHOES,
WINES, LIQ.UOKS and C1GAKS,
Cheap for Cash.
Produce of the country bought at best
Fine Liquor & Cigai Depot.
Sold by Bottle, Quart orGa'ltm.
Kext door to lh Xew Hit aud " Olorj- of TMicoi Sa
looc, on Granite sttret.
('. GERV15D. Proprietor.
AGKNT FOR SO. 3 "
WHEELER & WILSof
Sewing Machine Cottons, Oi3j,2
tcr" Sabseriptions tnken for all Xtwjfjas
az'ne at j!oblher' rats.
W. a. IIOrAED
I It A O T 1 C AIi
r .ne Watches til T
TC A TJ T T PT. T5
Btit brands alvrays on hand at
G. A. BKHW
west of th riaia. rlfK
CKLEBRATEO l'L'KK COXFECTIOSW j
Purity ami Superiority excels ay na8Bid',j
. v , v move iMiaucinv... " ,
whereby we are raubled to offer at! ol their P
KR-vncisco I'HICKs. iUU and examine saope.
from all pait of tbe Territory eolu lieu.
. . . . . . AC
I i;iii in a i i : .v
Comer Cortex and Goodwin sircets. ITeK"1!
A. B. DeCrevecoeur.
Last Trii) to Dos Vm
L. LEV31AU1E & CO.
NEW BIT SALOON.
Kt t'ornlon Francnlic.
Ket t.iqnor awl Cicnrs dipel. Ileer by the callon
or 4Urt. Li(iiou aUo old to suit purchasers.
WIITSS AND CHAMPAGNE.
BUST UKANIIS IN T1IK FKKSCO ITTKADi:.
l'rescott. MaraU 3lh. wAdtf.
I will aot at Agmt fitr ttw puiIkio of
5U1I SudpUss or Minine Ma
Ot aajr kJaa. AStm. ALAJtTIt B. PAUL,
Re W DtfemK toUCu, jm& I nuxuaee.
Af ert is trip. I will make fern- month'? tsj
t're.-oolt and Kbrcobcrg, catryinij
t . .. . -a 91
i nr mrronau's anit oxners oi t iricv.
rcsmberme nitb llielr patroD.ire.
J . L . FISHERi
REAL ESTATE AGENT.
Anetionnnr nnrl nnmmission 3ftW
AND SEARCHER OF Kfctu-
OHlce Arizona Miner BuUdiaj-
Has for silc toany ot tn most di!r
Rnn.,nl,l tr-X nt.r Oiwis Pr-cLt!! tlj'j
LAitUE. A E- ,CO.MILETE
uAnna Awn n lAnvsM nh ori
Gurley Street, Fronting: on Gras
A VJ)! of H cka 1
pirm done ia kh1 i u
Ci ! Cnh ! n
Ml tm vt & Smut r "
mnm m i urn