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VOL. XIV.-NO. 31.
PRESC0TT, ARIZONA, FRIDAY EVENING, JULY 20, 1877.
THE AKIZOXA MlXElt.
FUDL1SHED EVERV FRIDAY.
CHAS. W- BEACH,
.Editor nnil Proprietor.
The 5rit number of the WEEKLY MINER wnslssuedon
JUith S. 1S64. and In thi. it. thirteenth year, it .
:th truth. cU.m to b the oUe.t. and best newspaper
(t the Territory.
E Oa Cpy. One tear 3 00
MX MOniD , r,
" Three Months
fc Daily and Weekly, one year
Vrofr. wnal and bu,lescanl iered uponreana-
h'lVr'.n.u eulimCu.uM.'y lot .Verition.a4vertIinc
or ob worV may forwanl it by ss.aU. or otkerwi.e.at
Lt7I Wr .V-ffi Ulfnat rmriHpafmtnterSub
tertp'ion. aJrtrtisinndj mrl:
TERVS. In a Jraef inwiriaMy.
AGENTS FOKT11E .MIN15K.
Has Fkascuco Cha?. W. Craxs.
i'X Montromerv street.
X.w TOUK - W. rERRH
301 North iid street.
Yfj(v jAJir. Aue-..-.
WiL-irNia-sr. J Pirov
niKtrriti.p. W. M. IUkhy
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TlOStNCI -JOM.OU.INfi" W"
Trcao .. J R MAXrT.-w
Pcltgateto Congress Hiram S. Steven.
GoYeraor Jbn I. Hyt,
Secretary J. J. Otwper.
Auditor 1 1. Clark.
Treasurer T. J. Hurler.
tfurtevor-Oenersl John Wiu-on.
fapreme Judges, l.t Oit., Chief Jutie ...French.
' 2d " De Forest Porter.
" 3d " C. A.Tw-eJ.
ClerV Supreme Conrt Jootnh R j.tton.
V. S I'tr ft Attoroev E. ti. P.nnmv.
UetclStV-s Marshal W. V. . Stfto.iter. i
D.piily M.trhal lt lit Wm.J h.-n. I
Colewr Internal Kefue T ho. '
Reenter U. S. Land Office. I'rencott V Keliv.
Florence . .Levi Kuccle
RMitir M. L. Stile.
Trcjfott Oeo. Lonat.
TAVaTAI county Ol rlCKfW.
Probate Judc Hartey TI. Corttrr.
JkeriT Kt. K. Hiwer.
I'nrter Sheriff Geo. K. Iinirrn
ContT Kefrder Wra. Wilkern
County Treanrer K. J. Cook
Dlftnet Attomej Panl WeNr
Clerk Uittrio Court Wm. Wilkerio.
I A.S. Ila-kell.
SarertUori Oid9 IJrooVe.
( tleo. W. Curlij.
Jwtleef of the Teace: H. II. Cartter. C. F. Cate a.d
Cntb'. t J. K. Hurnett ond Fraak Murray.
VILLAGE OF rRRSCOTT.
Mror V.. J. Coek.
' U-J- Alter. W. Z Wihoa.
Ceaneilaen Q Mlm aBj 1)an jIa,x.
Vanhal I'"" Mo'ray
A...r J I. MeaHr
PRESCOTT POST OFFICE.
ARRIVAL AND DEI'AKTCnE OF U. S. MAII.
Jftm Califuraia, Kaitern Smte and South era Arixonn.
F.VUKY OTHER DAY.
f CaUfttraia, Enlrn State anl Sucthern Arizoaa,
EVERY OTHER DAT.
m rn :a L,an:i ' ... ...
Mondavi, I nur.lA ani aawnuyt.
T Camp Vn!e. LittU 0lora,Ii al New Mexico,
Tcetdayi, Frklayt and Sund.iji,
Tc Walnut GroTe and nmltbaic, oaee a week.
Oltloohours 71-3 A. M. to 8 oololc V. M.
Jleciitratloa eloe at 3 l t.. Ma:l day cbe at 10 A. I.
OSee hour en Sundayf. ?t ooloeK to nt o clock A. M.
Ho ameer order ittued or paid on unUay.
T. W. OTIS. P. M.
PrfooU, Apri' Snd, 1?TT.
Tt.n'ir meetinc of thit Llce on tbelnt '
, Saturday t r """h month, at 7 o'c loe k V. t. ,
ioiiiT-inr brethren atv fraternally invited
R.Wo attend. A. S HASKKLL, W. M.
B Wx. X. KeI.LT. See retarr.
Is Exam.nieC Committee T. S. ElTr. J. X. KODOlim;
nd T J. Hitler.
I 1. 0. 0. F., ARIZONA LODGE No. 1. !
Uesular Meetincn on Crt Had tbinl Sat- j
Set-.nr.lvnfechmonlh.at Mawuic Hall. Mem
fc-r-r? T.ted to attend. t.. J. iuto, '
M, T. HC.TEOtf. Recordine Secretary.
Tinrtlasi WatcbwoTK, tine aicnet ana i ,n jew-1
V. k n. I
Be: brandt always on ka:d at
;. a. liinaows.
MostezumaSt., wot of the Tiara. I'uescoit. A.T
J . L . FISHER,
REAL ESTATE AGENT.
Inc. ilcer ant Commission Merchant.
cox vjsYvxcin 1 1
HfcND EAHCIIEK OF KECOHDS.
offic eWith the Probate Judge.
B.?rt"n"ili MirtarVirrii ,whu-in.-. j Importer fc Wholesale
A '.lb-mi .1. .fount from aboi - rale 1U b- mad- t j-er-.mhivKo
derti.e larsr-ly by thv jr. haf Jr or ( IoiClllXU t.
pT$L. , vanyottbe rount desirable buiMing lot,
"B 0 3SrX."2".
&06 Cclifornla Street, San Fraucisco, Cal.
Cask IiuU. Junn 1. 1R77 'll! -!
LR LiUMltUrt " r 0,77 )
!rtil7rMMcnt r f . ...
Mrm - " r o t 1; rniM
1IEXKY 15. iUUKKAi,
Icnercl Agent for Arizona Aemtnry,
' Wk Or t jl side or toe i'taza aujwBi-j, "-v
t rsWa t Co. .
ttTjM rrsscv-tt, ArUcsa, Jane 23, lt. "
dtrni'r .Vain J Yrif Stt., 3tM CaKrornta .Vrwr,
Yljia, Arizona. San Piumibco Cal
JAMES M. BARNEY,
Successor to the late firm of
WM. B. HOOPER & CO
Continues the Dullness la
ARIZONA AND CALIFORNIA,
S II I P P I X G
A X D
Will carry a lull prime stoat or
& MINING MATERIALS,
Selected to exactly suit
. Merchants, Ranchers, Station
Keepers, Freighters, and
Miners of Arizona
Solicit orders for fl. an.1 innre atlfaetion : FOK
WAKDS freight and merrbadie to anv part of tta
WrM. iniirinc if de.red , Ittiyi. or tnaket advaaeen
on all Arizona and Mexican produce.
Tiie Sale of Ores aM Minerals a Specialty.
Iluy5 aad Kichanse
GOLD & SILVER 1JULL101Y.
Gold Dust, Legal Tenders,
U. S- Treasury Dmils.
SOLDIERS' WABRANTS AND VOUCHERS'
And Good Commercial Bills
!rECIAL ORDERS ILL HE ATTENDED ET TUE
SAN FRANCISCO BRANCH HOUSE.
With promptitude and fidelity
All Oder awl Coramiuloci thoubj be addros(sl to
JAMES 51. BAKSEY,
Ft-bnury 4. 1?T6. Yuroo. Arizoaa.
GEOUGi: MART I IV,
Waolesale and Ketall
1Z XL UGG1S T,
Main Street, Ynma, Arizona..
llai in ture a full line oi
PATES' T MEDICI.VES.
DRUGS, PEUFU3IEUY. PAINTS,
Toilet Soap, Tooth Brushes,
Asd All Other Article" Utsklly Zept io Drag Store
rT Prescription" rut ur witb creat care.
jinliri from the ccuntrv olicitl. n Ith the anurance
tjjat price, .tc ound atituctorr
YUMA NEWS DEPOT.
STATIONERY ami HOOKS.
CUTLERY, FAyCV GOODS,
n A -NmTP.S.
xvar- jtwj, -' ' 1
JCtc, Etc.. 3Cto.
JAMES A B EGG j - - Proprictoi.
Main Street, Yuma, Arizona.
frV7Aeencv fr the ARIZOXA MlXF.IL
EAST PIKKNIX, A. T.
I Xlji. ThLtrrll knon-n and mrular I'lourinr Mill
' -iti .inn m .m.l rummruc crmdinir i heat from the new
No. I Family Flour,
A110UT MAY 15TH,
And trill conjtan'ly have on band the bet homo rounn.
facturej brand in the Territory, in quantities to suit pur
A LIBERAL DISCOUNT TO THE
tjZr Orders folfclted.
Cash Prices as Loav as (he Lowest.
C. n. VEIL, rroprietor.
Orders may be left with C T. Head .t Co.. or C Cor
nell. I'recott, and wilt receive prompt attention.
E. IRVINE. J- A. 15. UVINK
TIEN DA EAR AT A.
On the Wcit Side of tho I'lar.a,
PI1CENIX, - - - - ARIZONA.
A General Assortment
DRY GOODS, (JROCi:RIKS,
JJoots and Shoes, Etc.,
Eor Sale Cheap.
; Drusfs iiiid. IHIcdicincs
E. IRVINE Si CO.
Landscape ant General Photograplier
TUCSON, A. T.,
Keeps on band a larpe asiortment of Arixoea Views,
Mouldings and Picture Frames. f&23-wim
Bric!c for Sale.
Arr'r to imysi-trj a r. cate.
Attorney anil Counselor at l.av,
Ofllce Soutli Montezuma Preacott
S A.M U K I' II AMI LTON,
Mineral Park, Mohtive County, Arizona.
EltiSXC W. AKAU. UtASK. VI CTsKKK. ALV1N J. DKU.NKX.
ARAM, McCUSKER & BRUNER,
Attorney and Couii'selorsat Law,
OSlce two dHr auutb of IVurt llue.
i.l practice ii all the Courts
PAUL .1. ROBERT,
ATTOR3STET -A.T LAW,
North side of Otodwln Street, near Umnit.
Speak Kreaeh aed Spdmsb. ajCtf.
B. .1. WADE,
Attorney and Counselor at EntV.
Oi&oe with llarcrat" A Mofran, Cortex stretL
Will practic In all Courts of the Territory.
Attorney Counselor at Law,
Will Prnctlco In nil Court of the Territory.
OflWe with the Histrnt Atrnei . Office Row.
T. J. OKI' 31,
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
OKPICE-Son'h Me of Plaxa
BEX.I A M I N 310RC A.,
OiUre with J. P IlartrraTC, Esi..l
PRlXXTr. YAVAPAI CO!" STY. AK17.0SA.
Will l'r:irllc In all foiirt ol tlio Territory,
l'articular attention ivoti to Mining liw.
lios. .s. HKYii:spr.i.ir, San rrancisco:
" P.. P. MORRIMIN, .iudK -Ith l)it. t ourt,
" tiiomas nnuwN. Cashier Hunk California.
Attorney anil Conn' lor at Law,
,J. P. II A Ui: RAVE,
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
OFFICE Kt ile of the Plaza.
31 CR IT 31ASTERSO.N.
OHico Row, Prescott.
JOHN a. ut.ii. to- wn.u,
RUSH & WELLS,
Prescott. Yavapai Comity, Arizona
Will lrictly attend to ail ftri." biMine entrusted to them
. (tut iai-.n r.ttirt.iil Ki-HlM IlllUP irrnuw.
f tiH t V. ame l'!.i' ad Ue.,l-y aocuiavely prepared.
Piwoir Lttentioe g:rn t r..lon..w.
II. N. ALEXANDER,
ATTOF'.vTEY -A.T LAW,
"ama, Arizona Territory.
Will raetiee in ail tb Courts f the Territory.
It. .r.os C.WHU It. II Ilmrrnitf.
District Jtt rney 1'tma Co. .Votary l'ubli;.
IIEKEFOBI) 4i COODRICII,
Attorneys i Counselors at Law,
Tucson, Ariz na.
Will practice in alt the Courts of the Territory.
OR. A. .1. Til mono, M.A., 31. D.
M A.. Q .e.-n-s t mver.l.y. ) ,
M. !., Tr.nitv I nivers.tv i '
M R. C. Phv. and Sunr.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
OmfE ami RIILM.E Jewell lliuKllDp. east of An
ler A Rowc's 're.
1)11. WARREN E. DAY.
SURGEON AND PHYSICIAN.
OKFIi'K Montoxiitna Street, abore G.N.lwin, Precott.
Can be conulte I at bis Ofi-w atall hours: dec'-M.
MtrSICIVN" AND SUKGrF.ON'.
East side of Moutezuraa Su bet. Gurley &
Willis, 3 doors north of Head & Co.s
E. T11EILE, 31. I).,
Physician, Surgeon and Accoucheur
PRKSCOTT. A. T.
Offloe and resident' on Moutexuma Street, opj-osite the
rpPriTaU entraoeo to consultation rooms, from the
.1. L. COCSWELL,
3D E 1ST T I S T ,
Xi So. 230 Kearny St ,
Pre.cntt. Mamh 2.
II. II. CARTTER,
Prouate.Indge, Justice of the Peace
And Conveyancer. County Buildinrj.
BLAKE & CO.,
Gol I Oast. Gold and Silver llullion and Ores of e-rerr
de.eripii-. melted nr.d Ravel. All assays jruaranteeJ.
OKUCK In "i. '..iinc urmerly occupied by A. Sz. N. M.
Express Co., Presoott.
W. C. (I ARRET,
Raaidcncc Ucxt to C. V". B2achc.
E. .1. BENNITT, C. E..
Deputy U. S. 3Iineral Surveyor
County Surri-yor oT A'avapai County.
All kinds ot elvii oncineerinp and surveying promptly
attetxleil to. OSlce North of the Court House, on Cor
GEO. 31. WATERS,
Millwright and Contractor,
PRESCOTr, A. T.
J. tiOLDWATER & BRO.,
Forwarding and Commission Merchants,
Ehrenberg. Arizona Territory.
JAY CJ. KELLEY,
Prescott, Arizona Territory.
MERCHANT TAB LOR ,
GraLlte Street, firit door south cf Ilathaway's.
Cleaning ami Repairing Neatly Done and
Carpets sewed and Fitted.
Prescott, Arizona, Juno 18, 1877.
One door North of Kelly ii StepLeas.
J). HEM)ERSO. At CO.,
Commission Stock Brokers,
313 Montgomery St, - - San Francisco
Ua.nneiit Xeruilu lllock.
Stocks Sold llouclit, and Carried ou Margin, rjd
Mourylunnnl oa stocks. i,pt'
Sliirts j,'lar.ol and jH)lMicd and dono up in
flrht-cluss stylo. AImj, Washing dono at moit
reaaonablo rsl05. rntronnpo solicited.
Mostlamiw HK0W it IIRAX.
POINT OF ROCKS LIME KILNS,
A. S. Clonal, Proprietor.
LIME always oi band iu any quaatles to suit the iraat
purchasers. B. 11. WEAVER A trots
Montezuma Street. PreseotV mr'.'tiyl
E. A. FARGO A: CO.,
ixtroitTrns ami joiibers of
BRANDIES, WINES AND LIOUORS,
No. 316 Pro at street, corner of Commercial.
SAX FRANCISCO. CAE.
O. K. STABLE, CAMP HOUSE
West skle of Granite Creek. PRESCOTT.
Stik Urlel, bought or oH. Barley. Cm umI Hay
always on band.
J. V. CI.AV, Proprietor.
I hare opened a Arst-olats Lod;i& Houie ou Cotex
Street opposite OSce Row.
Rooms, .... - 51.00
Single Beds. ----- .50
(lOTMKU VRFER Prorrietor
PLAZA FEED AND SALE STABLE.
Goodwin opr Opposite
PRESCOTT, - - -ARIZONA
OTJDEON BROOKE. .Proprietor
I). HLBSCHEELDT & CO-S.,
CELEIIRATEI) Pl'RE CONFECTIONERY.
WHIC H rOK
Parity and Superiority excels any manufactured on the
We bare made arranceme.t with Ihese manufacturers,
nheteby we are rnubied to offer all t their ci-l at SaS
lKANCIro Pkici.s. Unit and examine samples. Orders
from all raits of the Territory n)(eied.
J. OOI.PWATER A nnOS., Acents.
Corner Cortex and Goodwin streets. lrescott. A. T.
J. W. CURTIS,
Contractor and Builder,
General Superintendent in Erecting
Plans ndereeiflcaiio drawn on reasonable terras.
OFFICE In tbn-ar of Goo. W. Curtis' residence.
IVeseott. July 1st . 1J-7?. tf
LARO E. N E W, C03IPLETE
VAGOK AND BLACKS rVIITH SHOPS,
Gurley Street, Fronting on Granite,
A kinds of HLieksuiith'nj, Wacon-maklnif and re
pairinr done in rood style br
f,bl5tf FRED O. I1REC1IT
The nndrntcned will lve Irecott on Sunday the
24th inst, adtherener male reu artn4 between Prs
colt and Fhrer.lerir etery seventeen ds. I am pre
jwred to take paencrrr and firit'ht at low rates, and
hope, to lie remembere.t bv the merebftnts and riiltens of
Prescott. Onlers left witb. Rones .V Sjwncer will receive
prompt attentioii J. II DeCRKYlCOL'F.R.
Prescott, Arizona. Jane ISth. 1?T7. daw-tf
3Ionteznma St.. - - Prescott.
D. C. TIIORNE.
CiihH Puiil lbi' Vnluabln SpooimeiiH.
THE PARK BREWERY
AND TELEGRAPH SALOON.
LEVIN & BRATJW, : PROPRIETORS,
MAIN STREET, TITSON, ARIZONA.
Fine German I.unchrs, IreWoM Iger, Rest Liquors
and Cigars. Reading Room attached
BAR AND BILLIARD SALOON,
Montezuma Street, Corner Gurley,
Is the Largest and Best Saloon
L XORTHEASTERX ARIZOXA.
J. C. CRANK. Proprietor.
"BIT SALOON. "
Fine Liquor & Cigm Depot.
Sold by Bottle, Quart orGaHon.
Next door to the New Pit and " Glory of Prescoi ' Sa
loon, on Granite street.
C. GERARD, Proprietor.
FRED. WILLIAMS, Proprietor,
(One Poor West of Hashford's Store.)
Snpplies the "Boys' with that which cheers, but does
not intoxicate. Ret futility of Cipirs kept on hand.
My Clrb-Room is said to be the m't comfortable place
latewn. CoiaeandSte FRED. WILLIAMS.
Next door to the Mineii OUlcc, I'reacott.
GOOD LAGER BEE1L
Liquor and Cigars,
Always on lmnii anil for P.ilc.
JOHN RAI11LE. lroprior
Montoiumn Street, IMSKSCOTT, A. T
18 THE TL-VCE TO f.ET THE H.XEbT
Wines, Liquors and Cigars
TO Br. HAD IN THE TOWN,
ENGLISH ALE AND PORTER
Always on hand, Jaull-tf
L. LEY3IAUIE & CO.
ISTE"W" BIT SALOON.
IU l'cnslon lrnncnlp.
Rest Liquors and Cipam dispensed. Beer by tht gallon
or quart. Liquors alsu told to suit purchasers.
WIUES AND CHA1IPAGNE.
BEST Hit AND S T TUE ritESCOTTTKADK.
rreKOtt, March 5th, 187. w&dtf.
this itAitv or ouus.
There's not a blossom of beautiful May,
Silver or dalsv or datlbdil gay,
Nor tlio rosy LIumIi of apple-truo llewent,
Fair as the fucu of this baby of ours.
You coultl never find on a bright June day
A bit of fair .sky so eherrv and ptiy;
Nor tlio haze on tho hills in tho noonday
Blue as tho oyea of this baby of gjtrs.
There's not a murmur of wakening bird,
Tho clearest, sweotest that ever was heard
In tho temlur hush of 'tlio dawn's still hours,
Soft a tliu laugh of this baby of ours.
There's no gossamer silk or tasselated com,
.o uimiesi inrcau oi me tny wooi.iorn,
Not evon the cobwebs spun o'er tho tlowers,
Fine as tho hair of this baby of ours.
There's no fairy shell In tlio sounding Kca,
No wlhl rose that nods on tho wiudv lea;
No blush of the sun through April's soft
Pink us the hand of this baby of ours.
May tho dear Uird siviro to u, wo pray,
For ninny a long and sunshiny day,
Kro Ho takos hor to bloom in l?uradLso
This wee bit Hlossom this babv of ours.
Prom the Sat Kranehoo Post.
ON T1IU OUTSIDE.
I'reseott nml its Itilutlous with Northern
and Western Arlxona.
An Eagle's Eyrie Thumb Butte What About
the Ancient Inhabitant The Sitiiery or'
Preicott The Tones and Cotors of a Tem
pemte Clime Wages, Hoard, Cot of Tram
Initiation iimf Other Practical Matters
PnrcoU'A FutuuTtiOion as a Jfoilroad
Center Controlling Geographical Needs
Railroad to Mexico Ilitalritt.
On the northern spur of the Uradshaw or
Silver range, one of the best metalliferous
formations of Urn whole region, Prescott ?its
in ilca9unt security, expecting prosperity
and believing herself the favored town of
thi wonderful Territory. Its altitude is
;,!US feet above the ea level, and a stran
ger soon appreciates the fact. I have des
cribed Yuma. Tuoon and Florence, but
find it more difficult to present Prescott to
the mind' eye of my reader. The land
scajH' N s marked and perhaps as massive,
but yet it is smaller and must be taken more
in detail. There is not the same marvelous
.copc of vision, and hardly us many won
derful effects of color-tone and distance.
Still, the artist's eye may readily find ma
terials for captivating pictures, even if he
cannot make the range so large as at Tuc
son or in the valley of the Santa Cruz, where
the bold and well defined peaks and serra
ted summits of the Santa Ritas look down
in lusty lieauty on the one hand, and the
bald, bold outlines of tho San Coyeloni or
Atasaco mountains hem in the other. To
wards the north the little plain or plateau
on which Prescott nestles opens into abroad
sweep of plain, on which Fort Wliipplc is
located and across which the vision takes in
on the cast the sawlikc summits of the Pri
etta range, with the bold outlines of Gran
ite peak to the west thereof, while still
further to the south and west arc blue out
lines of the St. Marie mountain, from the
midst of which Hope peak lifts its bold
head in the hazy distance. To the north and
east again the eye glancing over Prescott
plains rests on the sweeping lines of the
Black Hills, whose southern extremity
comes down almost to the town limits on
the east. To the south the view is almost
a closed one, as the Rradsliaw range rises
boldly in that direction. Looking down
over the town, as if protectiugly, towers a
singularly bold peak or rock formation
It takes its name from a huge pile of rock
on its northern'cml, which looking directly
down on the village below, appears to be a
gigantic hand doubled close, and on the top
of this closed hand there appears to be a
huge thumb, slightly bent, the end of which
lies toward the town. I am told that be
hind this peculiar formation there is a small
tableland, across the south end of which
are unmistakable evidences of a wall, used,
without doubt, for the purposes of defense.
There are some appeal anccs left of approach
es up this rock and of cave dwellings on
the top. As to the cast and south of the
town, a line of defense works, so irregular
and broken as hardly lo be followed, has
been made out, it would seem certain that
the cite of Procott was also that of a town
or jKist, once occupied by the people who
cultivated centuries since, the valleys of the
Gila, Silina, San Pedro, Santa Cruz," the Rio
Verde, Rio Francisco, the Colorado, Chi
quito, Agua Fria, and other streams, leaving
as proofs of their industry and skill the evi
dences of old towns at the Casa Grande and
near the Tcmpe and Pluvnix, oa the Salt
River, as well as many other signs and of
their extent and character. The character
of their buildiugs or evidences of habita
tions appears to be ruder on this llank of
THE OREAT COLORADO PLATEAU
Than they are to the southward or eastward,
near the Rio Grande, or on the plateau it
self, where Simpson and Powell found and
described those remarkable village commu
nities, THE 7.CNIS ANl THE MOQfJS.
The impression grows on me that the
somewhat ruder traces we find hereabouts
arc due chiefly to the probable fact that the
line of which they form part was in reality
one of advanced po3ts more defensive in
character than anything else. But to return
to Prescott in its picturesque and not its
archcological character. The ilora and tim
ber of the neighborhood are decidedly those
of the temperate zone. As befits the alti
tude, there is a
CLEAR, COLD, GRAY TONE
In the atmosphere which lends a peculiar
charm of its own to the surrounding land
scape. The great pines which clothe the
mountain sides almost to their tops, till the
still night with that low, soughing wind,
music that has such an indescribable though
melancholy charm. The sunrise and sun
set, especially the latter, drape the tall
ridges and high peaks in a variety of strik
ing hues, while the deep, serrated sides of
the ranges lend deep shadows wherewith to
tone the picture. 1 am not able adequately
to give full play to the impressions made on
me by these mountain canyons and summits.
In the midst of them close to the ground
broods the peaceful town. It lias more
hopes than realization, more prospects than
prosperity, yet it is thriving and busy. I
have referred before to its homelike appear
ance, and connot but cmplinsizo this as I
know it better,
A short distance to the north, not over a
Now the headquarters of the Department of
Arizona, and the most important post, aj it
is very nearly one of the oldest, in tho north
em portion of the Territory. Tho presence
of Gcncnd Kautz and the other officers, etc.,
of headquarters, tends to make Prescott at
tractive. I walked over to the pout and met
General A. V. Kautz, Colonel "Wilkins and
BREVET MAJOR-GENERAL AUGUST V. KAUTZ,
Found him in his neat and comfortable of
fice, and hail a pleasant interview. General
Kautz is a gentleman of about forty-six or
forty-eight years of age, who looks in stat
ure and general appearance, form of head
and contour of feature, very much like what
a portrait of General Grant taken from a
copy might do. He recalls the General,
but yet will never be takon for him. Gen
eral Kautz is a man of Sheridan's hight
middle stature, if not rather below it
stocky, broad shouldered, deep chested,
sturdy in frame. His German origiu is sell-
evident. His head is like its form- round,
full, with angles well tilled; eyes blue and
pleasant, though with a smouldering snap
m them. Features nrc not remarkable, nose
undcrlnablu but good, chin square, mouth
firm but not hard, beard close. If I'm not
mistaken, alert movement, tempered with
tho dignity of one in authority, yet obsti
nate withal, and not without a touch of van
ity. A safe man is General Kautz, as the
authorities know, having the rather slow
but absorbent, logical, reirular bruin of the
Teuton a little contentious and apt to kick
it ne is not rcgameu as tnc "urcat Jiogui.
An honest man, this commanding general.
but just a little inclined to believe other
wise of those who do not arec with him.
He is, I repeat, a soldier and man to be
trusted, as 1 have reason to know and as the
country may know before our relations with
Mexico are permanently adjusted. Yet he
win irci a nine, ami ins ireiung is snown
in the Indian agent quarrel now on his
hands. I don't propose to enter into the
piarrel, and only suggest that the General
wastes considerable powder at what ought
to be a small game to him. General Kautz
is a man of quiet, simple manners, with
kindlv tones in his voice, much liked bv
found to his advantage, but who is still to
be tested on a large scale as a commander.
He was a boy soldier, as I am told, in the
first Mexican war, and then a West Point
cadet. I am told he spent several months
in Mexico following the close of our civil
war, ami whether correctly or not, this is
believed to have had something to do with
his selection as commander of an important;
ncui oi service auuinng on .uexico. wtien
Salt? 1 don't.
Among the otliccrs
to Whom the Post and
myself arc indebted for corteous treatment
and valuable information, in addition to
General Kautz and Col. Wilkins, is Licutcn-
ant Reade of the Signal service, in charge
UNITED STATES MILITAUT TELEGRAPH
In Arizona, of whom and his position to
ward the public he is able to serve, I shall
have more to say, and Lieutenant E. I)
Thomas, acting engineer officer on the Gen
eral s stall, lhe latter favored me with
facts and maps in relation to mining matters
of great value. To return, however, to Pres
cott, let mc give here the following letter
received in answer to inquiries made by me,
which, better than any statement ot my own
will dircctlv answer inquiries common to
all wiio arc looking this way.
WAGES, COST OK LIVING, ETC
Prescott, A. T., Mav 26th.
Dear Sir: In answer to your inquiries
regarding cost of living, board, wages, etc.,
I would state that houses rent in Prescott
for from $15 to $10 per month. Board can
be had for from $S to $10 per week. It is.
however, possible tor men who choose to
"bach' to live on thirty to fifty cents per
day. Groceries arc generally high. The long
distance ttom the railroad and the high rate
of wagon transportation causes this. Beef is
25 cents per pound; bacon, .'(5 cents; hams,
UTtj cents; bread, 20 cents icr loaf: flour,
California $12 per 100 pounds, Arizona, $10,
New Mexico, 10; potatoes, G to Scents per
i . i . f r a .
pounu. an uie vicinny oi rrescoii are nu
merous ranches, where potatoes, celery, as
paragus, etc., are raised. Cows do well.
Nutritious feed can be found for ten months
in the year. Good grazing on government
land can be found. Milk, 20 cents per
quart; butter, To cents to $1 per pound.
The chief sheep ranges of the county are
those on the Little Colorado, Verde and
Agua Fria valleys grass the year round.
Miners' wages are $4 per day for first-class
men; balance $2 per day antl board. Car
penters, $6; blacksmiths, $3 and board:
painters the same; wagou-makcrs, $5 to $8;
laborers, $2 to $3; ranchmen, $30 to $10 per
month and lioard. The following are the
fares by rail and stage:
San Franc'scoto Dos Paltnas, 1st class $33.10
do do 'Jd class 23.10
Dos Palmss to Wickeab.rjr 36.65
Dos Palmas to Prescott. 46.65
Past Kreicht teams, lravinir about ererv tea dart,
Dos Palmas to iTeKott, with board 25.00
Ehrenberg to Prescott 32.00
Yutna to Ehrenberg, by steamboat 15.00
In coming to Arizona at least one pair of
first-class California blankets and a heavy
overcoat arc absolutely necessary (the nights
are always cool), also a very large covered
canteen, to hold water while parsing over
the deserts and for us; afterwards in the
mountains. It should contain two gallons.
The climate in the vicinity of Prescott is
delightful most of the year, the average
mean temperature being 75 to 83 degrees.
Snow falls during the winter, but disappears
very rapidly. Sleighing is almost impossi
ble Perhaps for one or two days in the
middle of winter the snow lies long enough
for a short ride, but not very often. During
July and August the middle of the day is
warm, but m tho shade there is always a
breeze blowing, and it is cool. Prescott
can boast of
THE FINEST SCHOOL BUILDING
Of this or any other sister territory. It is
of brick, with recitation rooms on the first
floor and a large audience mom above. The
building cost $20,000 and was erected under
the direction of ex Governor Saflford, Sup
erintendent of Public Schools. The num
ber of children in daily attendance average
150. They have two teachers, Mr. and Miss
Shcrmau, who are very efficient. There arc
three churches Methodist Episcopal, Rev.
D. B. "Wright; Methodist Episcopal South,
Rev. Mr. Campbell; Presbyterian, Rev. Mr.
Merrill. The Reverend A. Gilmore, chap
lain at Fort Whipple, occasionally officiates
at one of the churches in the evening.
"There is also the Prescott Library Asso
ciation, composed of leading citizens, Trhich
has a good building on Cortez street, with a
public reading-room containing over fifty
newspapers from all points (including the
Post, daily and weekly), and a library of
263 volumes. The officers are: Paul Web
cr, President, and John Lloyd, Correspond
ing Secretary. The association is free from
dent, own3 its premises, is fairly patronized,
was established by voluntary contributions
from citizens of Prescott, and is maintained
by contributions and entertainments; pro
gressivc in character and liberal in manage
mcnt. "In addition to the railroad to Dos Palmas
there is the Pacific Coast Steamship Com
pany, whose rates arc: San Francisco to
Santa Monica, cabin, $12; steerage, $S.
Santa Monica to Los Angeles, $1. Los An
geles to Dos Pclmas, by Southern PaciSc
Railroad, first-class, $13"l0. This. I think,
covers all the ground cf your inquiries." I
am indebted to II. B. Murray for the fore
going clear statement.
The question of
Enters into the scope of this letter. I
fear that the local pride which exists here,
1 tJ . . .a I
ins suuonunaics; oi line executive capacity, j development of her great resources; to the t f
well up in the technique of his profession, a t fct that the region about her will sustain a i
magnificent chief of staff, as General Butler i considerable nonulation. and to the wise
as at Tucson, so strongly, will not be satis
fied with what I may have to say. The
hospitality that has been shown me renders
it no easy task to write that I cannot share
in the hopes so generally entertained of the
future importance of this place. It do;
not seem to be on the highway to anywhere
in especial ; it does, however, seem to be the
centre of a very rich mining section, which
will of itself yet make an important place.
Tucson, on the contrary, which struck ne
as so "uncomely" in "its outward aspect,
must have before it a lame future of general
imjiortance. It is at the diverging point (
a great natural geographical high road.
The main arterial route cast and west must
pass through or near it, and from it, going
southward, will diverge the mam railroad,'
not only to the Gulf of California but to
the City of Mexico, and so in the not dis
tant future knitting to us the Caribbean sea,
anil the isthmus of Panama in one great,
system of scientific highways. Looking at-
the physical geography of this region, north
and south, and viewing its relations to the1
entire country, I observe that the 32nd par-'
allel route is through a great valley that of
the Gila for a lurc part of the distance
it traverses in Arizona. I observe that this
is the only valley road opening through the
AMERICAN CORDILLERAS. 1
From the Mexican to the British line. The
pathway of the largest material activity '
must, then, be found within that basin. My I
views on the future importance of Tucsan,
general as well as local are founded on mj .
conception of tho necessities shown by the .
physical features of the region. A glance
at the map will fortify this position, To $
what, then, will Prescott look! An active .
encouragement of a system of narrow guaga
railroads, by which the valleys, etc., of the
great Colorado plateau, can be traversed.
.Mr. Reach, the editor of the Miner, to
whom I am greatly indebted, tells me that
he was assured, when in Salt Lake City
a few months since, by Brigham Young
himself, that the road south to St. George,
Utah, would be pushed through Arizona by
thc Union Pacific tienplo. who now
! it, and wno arc determined to cons
' line direct to the milf of California, via Ar-
izona and Sonora to Guaymas. Such a road
would pas within fifteen to twenty miles to
tho cast of Prescott.
The general direction
1 0f such a line would lie southeast to Tucson,
j or near it, and then down the vnlley of the
Santa Anna to Sonora. The route to Guay
mas is already surveyeit, and I am assured
by other source of information that Boston
capital, which has always lccn the mainstay
of the U. P, is actively seeking the conces
sion from Jlcxico. Such a road will ma
terially help Prescott, but in my judgment
it must more largely tend to make Tucson
a great Railroad center. This will still be
further increased by the splendid mining
developments which the Tyniall and Aztec
districts, the Arivaca and Santa Ritas in
general will surely show at an early day.
My next will be on the road home. I
cannot close without expressing my thanks
to the Enterprise and Miner, with their ed
itors, for their many courtesies extended to
me during my stay. R. J. II.
LAWS OF THE FECK MINING D1STIUCT.
By request, we re-publish the followisg
mining laws of the Peck District, adopted
October 23, 1873:
Whereas : We, the miners in the neigh
borhood of what is known as the Peck min
ing camp arc unable to decide whethsr we
are located in Turkey Creek district, Urad
shaw Mountain district, Bradshaw, Pine
Grove, or Agua Fria district, and as no or
ganization litis been in operation in either of
these districts, or in any district adjoining,
for a year past, and as all claims recently
located have been taken up under the Con
Thereore, we now proceed to make a new
district, defined as follows: This shall be
kuown as the Peck Mining District, and
shall be bounded thus: Commencing at the
mouth of Poland Creek, at its junction
with Turkey Creek, thence running up Tur
key Creek to the mouth of Bear Creek, to
where Battle Flat Creek empties into it;
thence up the ridge, on the top of the same,
between Bear Creek and Rattle 7Iat Creek,
to the top of Bradshaw Mountain, at the
head of said ridge; thence running due
south to Poland Creek; thence down Poland
Creek to the place of beginning.
That, with the exception of regulations
hereinafter specified, the Congressional
laws of May lOthfl 1S72, and subsequent
amendments thereto, shall be the laws of
That the County Recorder of Yavapai
county is hereby declared the Recorder of
That all claims already located in this
district, and not recorded, shall be recorded
within thirty days, and all claims hereafter
located shall be recorded within thirty days
from the date of location.
That all claims hereafter located in this
district shall, in addition to the principal
notice claiming the ground nnd stating the
boundaries, have a brief notice in each oC
the corner monuments and centre end monu
ments stating which corner or end monu
ment it is, and giving the name of the claim,
and the name or names of the owner or
owners thereof, and we urge all owners of
claims in this district to pu: such notices :n
their corner and end monuments at as early
a day as possible in order to clearly show t
other miners and prospectors the limits ot
uicir respective claims.
All laws of any other mining district or
districts which mav have included within
its boundaries a part or the whole of this
district are, withiu the limits of this district'
On motion, the report of the committee
was accepted and the committee discharged.
Ou motion, the report of the committer
was adopted as the action of the meeting,
and the secretary was requested to furnish
a copy of the proceedings to the Editor of
the AnizoNA Miner lor publication.
On mtion of Mr. Opdvke the meetintr
adjourned sine die.
Geo. T. IIogle, Chairman.
Henut A. Bioelow, Secretary.
Another Southern Pacific Railroad across
the continent, with its terminal point at
Santa Barbara, is talked of. The president
of the Atchison Topcka and Santa Fc Rail-
rcd company has written to a prominent
citizen of Santa Barbara for a full descript
ion of the harbor, as to facilities for loading-
and unloading targe vessels. The company
proposes to build to the Pacific Coast but
has nat yet decided upon the route to be-
taxen or at what particular point to strike
the Pio Grande valley running down to
Uezico and Arizona at about the thirty-fifth
parallel. The letter is full encouragement
snd there seems to be a fair prospect for the
terminus at Santa Barbara. Los Angeles Star.
Go see what I have sawn.
Go feel what I have felt.
Walk in the fields at early dawn
And smell what I hate yclt.
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