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EOL XIV.-NO. 39.
PRESCOTT, ARIZONA, FRIDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER R 1877.
MLE All 1Z ON A MlXElt.
l'lnUSUKU EVERY I'RIDAY.
iCZHTS- "W. BEACH,
lUluor ami I'ropi'iotoe.
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(wch , ls"l n.l in thi, it. thirteenth yeur. it can.
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fifty aad Weekly, one jear 15,
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;if . '. i.u' ' oar.' in.er!l uptxt ra.na
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, f.THj'J it liv Trfitl, r otlteririie, at
, t i -''ttat ar in paynentfcriub
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v- : .i : i-( mrariably.
1 BUSINESS CARDS.
K .JOH HOWARD,
Lttornoy ami Counselor :it Liitt,
Qpce South Montezuma St Pro3cott.
sajii i:l Hamilton,
fiET,rOK.3SrE-,S" AT LAW,
Ui.r:il Park, Mohave County, Arizona.
rnt'Vaiul Counselor at Law,
A T. .1. UHUjI,
attorney ami Counselor at Law,
11 Prescott. Arizona.
WTii r -; r-ii .ie i'i rum.
II. li. C'AllTTKK,
'j&hn o.l u;lt'. tlusiicis of the Peace
pSfl Conveyancer County Building.
,1. I. HAKGIIAVE,
Lttrey and Counselor at Liiw,
m Prescott, Arizona.
H H . X. ALEXANDER,
StTORvTEY" AT LAW,
m Tama, Arizona Territory.
t5 r.ic ' n a't tlw- I'oiirt f th Territory.
PAUL .J. ROBERT,
jTTOB3SrE"Y" AT H A"W
I'Kr.roTT. A. T.
irtlili" - f fiiwlmi S'wt near OraniM,
W A'.iV:. nNK Vfl.-KKR. AI.VIV J.IIKVXEK.
KkAM, McCUSKER & BRUIf ER,
L.ttrmfs anI Cosmselorsat Law,
K THOMAS FITCH.
StoriK'y & Councilor at Law,
K Prescott, Ariroria.
(Sr:n-ti n .-ill ritrt nftlic Territory.
ggj w -V t' o D " X'i. ni.-y. Oilh-e Mmy.
B JJE.N.J AIIIX 3IOROAX,
5rTOmSTE'Sr -e-T LAW,
MB J 1 ITaT-.iTr. 1...)
vrr. Yvvvrvr tvrxrr, Arizona.
rmpr;ii-t!c In .in CoiTH of r f orrttory.
PaSicul.iratfonti.in irivwt to MinintrLaw.
n - R:rr.K to
QSffs. nrTPKNrn.PT, Pan Francisco.
till, r. M'Irrtson. .T:nl'j- -4tli DiM. Court,
SitnoM vs nr.oTN. Cashier Iank California.
B Rl'SlI At WELLS,
STTOS-isrE-srs at law,
tfR-eacott. Yavannt COTnty.ArJEonn
i5S.t . V ,-i-i7 lt:nf pntnitl to thrm
to x - C .i - HB.t Jfaity acoura.ciy firii.
Bt'CI k v 11 t CICtliB.
IX H. HF.HEKORH.
Hereford & Goodrich,
ittSriieys i Counjeloi-s at Law,
Trarrru ' ''' r-urtr the Irrntury.
(DR. A. .L TIIIROXM). 3LA., M.D.
Ji. V.. I ' I n.Trr'ity. J
g M 1L C. . snd Sure.
1TTSIC1AH AIJJ SUxv.Oi.UW.
OFMCr. am Kr-rT'i.N. i Jewell ItuilJlnp. nut of An-
ill. WARREN E. DAY,
SUB&EON AND PHYSICIAN.
wr..v.r .j v.l at h! Offl" ntall hour: Jec'.'O.
E. THEtLE, M. D.,
kyrfcin. Surgeon and Accoucheur
r:.;.sfrT. A. T.
OSm ' ' t -' i" M 'ntrrnnia Street, jipUe tka
.taP'rr vt. t-ntmatv' U .meu.uiion roomt, from the
Sir. ;o li) water & into.,
rarding and Commission JiTerchants,
jgEhrenbers. Arizona Territory.
Prescott, Arizona Territory.
jg ;i:o. 31. WATERS,
"Mlllwritrht 'ami Contractor,
PRlXCtVIT, A. T.
II LAKE At CO..
SeH I) is' ? 1 .--n ! Silver HaJii.m and Ore. of rxrry
' -i .1'. t .4-vivrd. All nAvw jjuarantcv.u
,OFHCr la .i nc toriovrly uocupiixl bv A. A: N. M.
S. C. MILLER & BRO.
i te.wr jrei rH,! t rwrturf rocwiml alt c4 an.l
AmMti'l o "i::.-nt-,t t.. ttwir .ar Rt n' itwe rate,
wli lave Ktireutxvc tow tia T mnth
V C. III.UKK .V lll'.O.
rmcu'.! jui iu if77. tf
C. V. 11UA1). PrrACott.
PRESCOTT AIYD CAM V VERDE, A. T.,
Respectfully announce to the tropic of Ntrthcrn Arizona that they now have on hantl.
aiul are constantly rmiv:ng the
LARGEST. BEST SELECTED AND CHEAPEST STOCK OF GENERAL MERCHANDISE
KVKU UFFKKl'D VOn SALK IX THIS MAKKKT.
Flannel:, Km presses,
l?or 3l-oxitlciii02i :
Busiues Suits, Ovorshirta, Ovorooats,
Drctss Suits, 1'ants, Uvcntlk,
Fine Under wear. Hosiery, lioot.
ioi iVjLisieivs; :
"Wheolburrows, Ore Sacks,
Iron, Hlnck Powder,
For Fiinners :
Mowers, Fitch Forks,
For Mechanics :
Faints, Butts and Scrcira, Wall I'apci
Hatchets, AVhitc IaiuI, 3'aper Border,
llammenn, Window Shades, Oil nik! " urpentine.
For Wol -
For Hotels, Station Keepers itxid Saloons :
Bed-room Set, Ale and Porter,
l'arlor Sets, J able l'urnituiv,
Ioi Everybody :
Flour, Corn Meal, Beans, Bacon, Hams, Jianl,
Syrup, Sugar, Tea, Coffee, Bice, Spices, Soap, Candles, boda, Starch, Salt,
Cream Tartar, Yeast Powders, Stove?, CarjieUs. Oil Cloths,
Matting, Blankets, 3Iattresses, Ktc, Ktc.
LIBERAL PKICKS, IX JIKHCHAXDISK OR cn$UKXC
Cold Dust, Cold and Silver Bullion, Wool, Hides,
MEKC11ANTAIJI.1-: PltODl'tTS OK T1IK COUNTRY.
?rjT" Prices at the Verde House tho same
BEDROCK PRICES !
JOHN G. CA3IPBELL
HAS NOW KKCRIVKIl THR I.AUORST AND JIOST COMl'l.RTR STOCK OK
GjE N ER AiL M s E
EVER BROUGHT TO THIS .MARKET, COMPRISING
Eton's, Youth's and Boys' Clothing, Ladies' and Gents' Underwear,
Roots, Shoes and Slippers, Men's and Boys' Hats,
Shirts, Neckties and Gloves, Hosiery and Handkerchiefs,
Bar, Damask, Russia and Crash Toweling. Calicoes, Ginghams. Alpacas,
Poplins, "Wool Plaids, Tweeds, Cassitnercs and Denims,
White, Colored and Opera Flannels, Ladies' and Jlisses' Shawls,
Cuffs, Collars, Crochet, Embroidery Edging,
Vallcnciennes Lace, Nottingham Lace,
Black Silk Fringes, Ect., Etc., Etc., Etc
Cotton and Rustic Blinds, Tapestry and Velvet Mats,
Tapestry, Ingrain and 3-ply Carpets, Oil Cloths. Wall Paper and Border,
Box, Cylinder and Thermometer Churns, Rocking, Dining and Oflico Chairs,
Children's Chairs, Bedroom Sets, Table and Poeket Cutlery,
Fish Hooks and Lines, Picks, Shovels and Sledges, 1
IIocs, Rakes, Wheelbarrows, Planes, Chisels, Axes,
Iron and Lead Pipe, Couplings, Elbows, Chains,
Suction, Force and Lifting Pumps, Cooking and Parlor Stoves,
Fenders, Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc.
Sporting:, Giant and Blasting Powder, Fuse, Caps,
Drill Steel, Paint Brushes, Wool Sacks and Twine,
Paints, Oils, Glass, Smalts, Bronze, Turpentine, White Lend, Gold Leaf,
Crocker', Glassware and Lamps. Traveling Bags, Satchels, Trunks,
Bar Q lassos, Bottles, Mirrors, Valises, Chandeliers, Etc., Ktc.
A FULL ASSOKTMKNT OF
TIN, COPP E It A iV J) S 1 1 K H 'J1 I R () IV W () It K
CONSTANTLY ON HAND AND .MADE TO OKDEK.
Staple zlji ci ;y Groceries,
OF TnE KRWKST AND CHOICRST DRSCKUTIONS, COMI'KISINQ
Green, Black and English Breakfast Teas, Mocha, Jva and Rio Coffee,
Mackcrel, Salmon Bellies, Dried Beef, Smoked Salmon, Boneless Codfish,
Buckwheat Flour, Canned Fruit, Cracked Wheat, Hominy, Oatmeal.
Mushrooms, Cheese, Hams, Bacon, Alden Dried Fruits and Aregetables.
Tobacco and Cigars, Wines, Liquors, Air, Porter and Cider.
Saddles, Ox Whips, Blacksnakcs, Collars, Harness Soap and Eureka Dressing,
Saddle Mats and Cloths. Whip Laches Bows, Poles, Bugcy Shafts, Hubs,
J lobbies; Halters, Buckles, Snaps, Rings. Wagon Spokes, Felloes, Etc., Etc.
All of which will be sold at Heilroi'k Prices, or exchanged for the
Products of tin ('oiintrv.
PRESCOTT MEAT MARKET,
SOUTHEAST CORNER OP THE PLAZA.
WE ARE NOW PREPARED TO PUKNISH THE PKOPLR OP PRESCOTT AND VICINITY WITH
Beef, HP o x" 35L , Mutton, n;-to.,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, AT FAIR, LIVING PRICES.
C. T. ItOGEKS & CO.
Prrtcott, Ariioaa, Marcb leu.
WM. S. IlKAll, Cmuo Vorile.
RETAIL, DHALE KS I.N
Giant Powder Caps,
U uies, lohacco,
Canned Meats and Fruits, Dried Fruikj,
as at Prescott, with additional freight
NEW GOODS !!
.R C:H;AN D lS;E
3M CUItvri XnH,
MAN t'KAMtetXf OAl.
JAMES 3L BARNEY,
Sttocier to ta Utr firm ot
W M , B . HOOPER CO,
Cfotinn th ltu.ioM ia
ARIZONA AND CALTFORlflA,
Importer Ac "rholesale
SHI XJ I ?T CSr
A N I)
.Will carry a fall nn titxtt. m
SADDLERY, & MINING MATERIALS,
Si tl Ul ,'lt'tlT Milt
Merchants, Ranchers, Station
Keepers, Freighters, and
Miners of Arizona
Snlleit. nrdera far C"-lj. al lutuiv. atLtiaa ; TOIt
WAICDS (rwleht anal rayreaaiMli. I amy part f ta
WwM, inruriair. if ilM.itnl : Ilu. ur mak u4x .,
B all Ariauaa iiml Mnimi mMtur.
The Sale of Ores and Minerals a Seeialty.
liny, bo.1 Kxehaafvs
GOLD .SILVER JiULLIOlV,
Gold Dust, Legal Tenders,
5J- S. Treasury 2)rn Its,
SOLDIERS' WARRANTS AKO VOUC ERS
And Good Commercial Bills.
fPUlIAL Or.llEfJ. ILL me atiem:k nr TUB
SAN FRANCISCO BRANCH HOUSE,
With promptitude and fidolity
All Onlrr ami CuunuWlooi sbuaM b iwltlrl tu
JAMES M. BARNEY,
Ktbruury -I, lsTfi. Yuma, Arixoao.
J Tln.nr'l kn.mH unJ i r l'loiirinr- Mill '
will trt up iiml cumairucv guutiiuc n brut Jntui tlir Ofir
EM o. I
Alton" MAY 15TH,
Ami Kill (HDHan'ly ltar on banl tfc lwt boitiH nmau
fHoturot lirniitls iu tbr Trrritury, in "luantillfs to suit par.'
2" Onlorn 5(lioitl
rices as Low as the Lowest.
C. II. VEIL, Prorrirtor.
OriLn may left tvlth O. P. Hil .t C.. or G.
II. Prr.isrtt", aad will rrct'it c prxit uttoBUoo.
"laTtinirL Xl5, torc.
Wsnlrnale nml Rtail
3 12. XJ Ci 1ST,
Main SI reel, Yuma, Arizona.
II in torr a full line nt
PA TEST MEDICISES,
L'GS, PKXtFraiEKY, PALM'S,
Toilet Soap, Tooth Brushes
And All Otkor Articles Usually Kept ia Drag Stores
1" Pr''ritl put tip with cit care.
Onlt-r. lriM the country rolMtmt. with the assurance
hut pficr, ko uuihI nAti.atetiirr.
R. Ikvixk. J. A. R. InviNC
TIEXDA BAH ATA.
On tint Wot Milt- of the Plain,
PIKEXLX, - - - - AIUZOiXA.
A (5 moral AMorttnent
DRY GOODS, (JROCERIES,
Jlools and Sliors. Etc.,
Por Pale Cl) a.
Drug's hikL IVtotliciiies
IRVINE .t CO
COLLINGWOOD & HAMERSLAG,
FI.OKKNCi:. 1MNAI. CO., A. T.,
Drire to Inform the public, through the meilitim if the
Ml.VKK, that tli eif extensive tro ami wnrehotiurr are
alwaya filleil with full lines of melt chh!s a. are neeited
In the Territory, anil their ample facilities for iHin-lutiinr
and ri'i'elvlui: mI, enable them to ell better artiolen,
fur lent money, than any other firm iu Southeastern Ari
zona. In addition to regular tlore article f, they keep on hand
B AELE1T, CORN,
W will be plened to receive call from nuclt citizen
ol Northern Arizona, New Mexico and California. a rmty
Uit, or pass Tucion. laniG tf
RANCHMEN CAN FIND ALL SIZES OF
Fence Nails At
L. EAS1IF0KD & CO S.
EniTou Minkk: As I am frequently
aked about tue so-called " IManchns Gnm
des " aol lo recciro many letters inquir
ing about Uhj ininoral proiluctions or Ari
sona, I etnclutlel to pen for the informa
tion or joitr remlors, tho following-, which
Is a translation by Dr. H. A. Wilbur, and is
In the work entitloil " I,ns Apostolical tie
! Lompania tie Jesus" in tlitt second vol
uinr, mkvuii cniipiir, imjie vqviovoi oc
cur Ui following statement: "That in the
year 1788 on the frontier of tho Imrburous
Apaclwt, in the country callod Arizona, to
the mirth of the Presidio of Atluf, ami near
the irwn Caitemc, a ncli mineral dt'osit
ni ruuuti, uMiinuiiii virgin saver, me
dicrery wils made by, a Yaqui Indian, who
revealel it to a merchant, who publishol it,
that he found it ihi tin? side of a mountain,
woo rhlffo was lout one-lmlf caue in
length, fly prosiKJctimr the ground to the
depth of a few vanls, masses of pure silver
wrre luanu, weiguiiig iroiu one to twoaroltas
eacn, (an arotn is etjuul to twenty-live
pound) that they afterwards found many
pieces weirding twenty arolms each, atttl
one mat vri iliel one hundren vtutlfortv ar
xm. I lie last was found by a native of
Uuarlatajara, who broke it up in inanv iieccs
tt.ut Iw. ml.li U. :, i .1: r :
tlwt he might weijrfi it. 'Hie discoveries of
sach woaderfnl riches brought together
larjre number ot people who claimed anil
worked nil the ikljacent laud, where tome of
them found lucres of silver smaller tlmn
t!ioe previously mentioned, and some found
grntiLs, and soiac tumid notliiitg.
Tl.e history and traditions as above rela
tetl ot the ttiscoverr ot these maos of sil
ver, state that the inilitarv commandant of
the l'residiti of Atlas in the year 17it) re
covered tlicue uiaaee ot silver or 44 Plan-
'has Grandes" and claimed them as treas
ures belonging to the King; that tliose in
teresWrtl made protestations, but not being
able to obtain a favorable derision, the mat
ter was taken to the Courts of Guadalajara.
nml troin there it wag taken to the Court of
Spain. Atter seven years the King decided
thai the uilrer le!onged to the Crown, and
that the dUcorery should be worked for
roval account. The result was that the e.on-
tLwation of the silver, and the jtorsecution
of the barbarous Apaches, who had now le
hstilities against the eople of th"
pl.tee, and had killed ninny of them caused
the abandonment of the country, and it has
remained so to this date."
Such statements as the above must be
taken 4Vvm ijrdno ot," antt wore probably
written by person who had never visited
the country, and liko the story of the
"three crows " it hail become prodigious,
according to the length it had traveled.
The following nuwsjmper account, of re
cent date, is another seciincn of exaggera
tion by excited miners, and gullibility of in
44 Mr. Munsoii recently fouud in the Globe
mining district a solid mass of metallic sil
ver ore lying on the surface of the ground
and weighing 2,4.'O0 pounds. He hud it
Kicked to Florence, where a cartful anil Ivw
as placed its value at over $.'0,000. It is
ul must a solid mass of pure silver. A valua
ble claim has also been discovered and loca
ted near to Cerro Colorado, where instead of
having to dig shafts in the ground to a great
depth, the ore crops out in an immense
ledge as high as a house, and that for a dis
tance of four miles. There is wood and
water a half mile distant, and attempts are
letng made to tlm whole or a portion of
the ledge to Sn Francisco eapitalists.tis the
discoverers are without means to work it."
.Many stories like the above are in circula
tion ami are well calculated to lead the un
wary astray. Persons ignorant of mining
matters, who read such stories would
imagine that all they had to do. was to get
to Arizona, and become inillionarcs in a
week, iu fact tind bullion laying around
loose, only waiting to be picked up. With
people in the Eastern State this notion or
idea grows upon them, and they forthwith
commence to hy by their little savings, un
til! enough is had to take them to Arizona.
They arrive with Imrely enough to pay for a
week's board, and soon learning that ft takes
hard nocks, ami a living on "beans straight"
to even make lioth ends meet whi'e hunting
for a lode, they conclude that they don:t
want any of it, and we next find them wash
ing dishes in some hash house'' trying to
earn money enough to get buck to ma. To
such men we say 4 ilont come," we don't
want you. We have thousands of good,
well detined. valuable lodes, and for their
development, need the sturdy, hard-listed,
practical miners, capitalists, and the educa
ted and skillful laborers and mill-men, who
are graduates from the mines and mills of
or.r own mineral district. Let honest capi
talists from abroad interest themselves with
thee fr the true puiposc of taking money
from the rich lodes so abundant in our
mountains, and permanent success will be
sure to reward them.
A word to capitalists who are seeking
profitable investments. Professional reports
of mines by any of the innumerable pro
fessors who infest the Pacific Coast, may be
very learned and etpially correct, and in
many cases are both of these: but again the
professor may be needy and the mine own
ers liberal, and golden goggles may so im
pair the vision of the professor that imper
fections in the mining property examined
might not be visible, ami of course could
not be embraced in the report. Beware, also,
of "extensions" of all the great lodes in
the country. The name "extension'' sug
gests a part and parcel of the original loca
tions, while in many cases they are many
miles apart, and even when they nro true ex
tensions, they are sometimes worthl ;ss until
a great depth has bcenattained. 3Ianyof the
mines on the Comstock lode, in Nevada, are
illustrations of this fact.
The numlwr of valuable veins of silver
located within the last two years, exceeds
by far, all that were formerly known. That
many of these veins were known to a for
mer race, existing at a period anterior to the
earliest authenticated dates in aboriginal
history is evident from the remains which
still exist of stone hammers, hatchots, and
other proofs of skill, which the races occu
pying the country at tho time of its discov
ery, nowhere evinced.
Tho Indians found by the first explorers
were iguorant of the methods of working
that had been in use by the former race.
They bail no traditions to explain tho ex
istence of the numerous excavations, and
what little silver or gold they possessed was
found by them on the surface. The "plan
chas grandes " are no doubt a myth, not
withtaitding the translation from "Las
Apostolical tie hi Compauia dc Jesus."
Jay G. Kki.i.ky.
Si.AnuiTKP.iNo the UuuiARiANs.- -London,
Sept, 1st. Tho Times correspondent
with the Turkish army telegraphs from Ad
riauople, Tuesday, as follows: Bulgarian
executions are still goimr on here, but the
batches of victims are smaller than before,
averaging 11 instead of 40 each. The major-
itv of those executions belong to the richer
classes. This jrives rise to a .suspicion on
the Bulgarins that thuv are sacrificed in order
to confiscate their property.
Our AVtUn fopptir I'li'li'-.
Ono of our valuable exchanges from Lake
Sujierior copper region would seem dis
jwed to misapprehend, altogether, the drift
and to underrate the substance of what ap
pears, from time to time, in the wide spread
press of the Country, in regard to new dis
coveries of copjer ore elsewhere. "We fear
indeed that our coutenuiorary ontortains
something very near akin to the idoa, that
copiter ore, to any workable extent, is the
exclusive noasciu-ion of the rations border
ing I.ake Snperior, and therefore to discover
ii eisewnere were to trench upon mat roy
alty in the matter of coppor with which it
regard its own locnhtv special I v investet
Let our conteniKrary however disabuse itself
ilium this jKjnt. Iake Superior is assured
ly rich in copper; the 12,000,000 paid out
as dividends to the shareholders of a single
company the Calumet and Ileela in a few
years, attest lwth the richness of tho copper
l-resoiirees or that region and the money whicl
is to he made in legitimatclv conducted
mining enterprises; but Lake Superior bv
no means has the monopoly of the copper
ore withm the territories ot the Lmon
There are vein of copper in New Mexico,
Arizona, Utah, .uohUiim, and possibly; JNow
Hampshire, us also in Virginia, Nortl? Caro
lina and Alabama, as rich as any vet dcyel
ojed in Iake Superior.
Our own uilorirptfion leadn us to believe
tliat there are in 2s"nw Mexico, Arizona, ttnd
jioiuana ricner vein oi copner titan any as
yet found on this side of the Mississippi
river; mines as rich as those of Chili which
in the last .'10 vears have sent copper to
England to about the value of .ITo.OOO.OOO.
( uba eveu during the six vears ending with
1850, exported copper to the aggregate
value of $10,000,000 from a single district
of the island. These are facts which we
state b-eause they are of interest in the
mineral hintorv of our hemisphere of which
Lake Snperior is, after all. but a small part,
though assured I v it is making most valua
ble contributions to the iron and steel and
copper product of th United States. Min-
-. . .
An Immknsk Contract. "We read iu the
'olyteehnie Review that the largest single
contract ever taken in, this country from
toreign nation is the 17,000,000 one given
to the Providence fool Comoanv bv the
I urkish Government. The Tm1 Company
wa-s tnree years in preparing to liegm the
work umu the contract, and now employ
2,ot)!. men, who turn out W,0(0 guns per
year, or nuw tinisiieil guns in a dav. These
juiu. are the Martini Henry rilles. One of
he side businesses of magnitude which has
grown princijwdly out of this contract i
Hat ot the hxcelsior Hox Company, ot
Providence, of which James A. L. Amoreux.
f this city and South Hadlev Falls, is
tiensurer. The Excelsior Box Company is
now busy making 20.090 lioxes per year for
the Tool Company, in which to ship their
guns to I urkey. Ivieh box is made to hold
-u oi me, guns, and with such accuracy aie
the groove pieces for the interior of the
boxes made, that they do not allow a play
of even 1-200 part of an ich of the arms,
when packed with the muzzle-tip and
shoulder-piece testing in the grooves. No
other precaution is needed or used in pack
ing the guns for shipment to Turkey. The
machinery for the manufacture of these
boxes was lerferted in an invention for the
purpose. The Company has still two years
in which to complete the number of "these
boxes that they contracted to make; by
which time, also, the Tool Company will
lmvo completed their immense contract with
the Turkish Government. Hecord Union.
Hon. Edward T. Noyes, recently ap
pointed United States Minister to France,
accompanied by his predecessor, Hon.
Elisha 15. Washburne, had an interview, on
the :ilst tilt., with Duke de Gazes, Minister
of Foreign Affairs, to whom the former pre
sented his credentials and "Washburne a
copy of his letter of resignation. The Duke
de Cazes received both gentlemen with
great cordiality. Ho expressed regret at
Washburne's dejMirture, and warmly wel
comed Xoyps, who made a suitable reply,
in whielb he congratulated himself upon en
tering into relations with a minister who
had always shown great sympathy for
Americans and with a country bound by so
many ties to the United States.
Secretary MpCorutick KcMxiici!.
As will be seen by our telegraphic de
spatches, to-day. Governor McCormick has
tendered his resignation as Assistant Secre
tary of the Treasury. This news to us is
not unexpected, as Mr. McCormick wrote us
some few weeks since that the duties of the
otllce were too trying on his physical system,
and that his eyes were troubling him very
much, and he thought ho would be com
pelled to xlmndon the Secretaryship and
take to an out tloor life, as he had always
fouud it the most compatible and healthy
one. McCormick is well-known as an active
agent, let him le placed in whatever ca
pacity it may be his fortune to have allot
ted to him, and always discharges his duties
promptly and with satisfaction, and in his
resignation the Government loses a capable
Brigham Young, th patriarch and prophet,
the Joshua and Moses of Morniondom, is
death Nineteen wives and sixty children,
and one hundred and ten thousand deluded
followers mourn his transition to that bettor
world where they think he has gone. To
the ignorant and superstitious of his faith,
he was a Mahomet Christ. To us, he was
a vile and wicked pretender, who, under the
hypocritical guise of a religion lie did not
invent, was enabled to dace himself at the
head of a mass of iguorant foreigners whom
he incited to murder and steal through the
fanaticism of an absurd faith. It is to be
hoped that by the aid of quarrels for the
succession, ami some dawning enlighten
ment among Mormons, tho whole fabric
may be destroyed and these deluded, igno
rant people be delivered from a sham priest
hood. Wo are glad he is dead, and hope he
may have no successor. Argonaut
A Texas Town Bi rnki). St. Louis, Sept.
1st. The Democrats special from Paris,
Texas says : A lire at noon to-day broke out
in the City Saloon, and spread rapidly until
nbout ten blocks of business houses and
dwellings were consumed, including three
hotels, the postollicc and the telegraph otlice.
The loss is estimated at from one to one and
a half millions. Many families are without
shelter. It is stated that a man set tire to
the saloon by muring oil on the tloor, then
igniting it. with the remark that. "It wouhl
bum the d il town." There was but one
fire engine in the town, antl the water gave
out ami lelt the city at the mercy of liamcs.
Tho amount of insurance is not stated.
Tlio Narrow llitngo.
San Francisco Post gives tongue to
the statement that Gould, Scott fc Garrison
have purchased a coiitro!lin interest in tho
Denver and llio G ramie railway and that it
is their intuntion to push it south to El Paso
with a view of intersecting the Texas Pa
cific. U is already built us fhr south as
HOWARD AND TIIC XEZ JPKKCUs,.
The Indian war which broke out in Ore
gon over three months ago, and which Gen
eral Howard promished to squelch in a very
short time, lias turned out as we predicted
at the outset. Howard with his spread
eagle llourish has accomplished literally
nothing, and the only sorious check Joseph
the Great has received was through Gibbon
ami his uravc command, one-halt ot whom
sacrificed their lives in lighting this oulaw
chief antl his followers, who really should
have been captured before passing from
Idaho soil. General Sherman telegraphed
at the outset of the troubles to follow these
murderers and breakers of the peace until ,
they sued for pence, which Gen. Howard an
nounced was his intention, and that ho
had the wily Indian confined in a moun
tain pass from which he could not escape,
and that death or surrender was inevitably
the ultimate result for the fugitive Jco and
his lawless band. The next informa
tion was that he had csced ami that Gen.
Howard was following at lightning speed.
Then comes tho startling intelligence" that
Howard intended to concentrate, and that
the enemy would be speedily annihilated.
next came the news that it was not annihi
lated, but had met Gen. Gibbon's command
anil repulsed it with heavy loss on both
sides probably a draw. Gen. Howard
once more telegraphs, and this time totSherfr
dan. that his command would be concentra
ted ami join Gibbon, and then would he
follow these daring, naughty soiu of the
forest to the bitter end.
Persuit which began In Oregon, continued .
through Idaho and is still being pressed in
T.1M l,n , c I l.'1iltl, l,ltr , ,t f.l,w..N. ,i.tt.r.:t.n.
The remnants ot Joseph's, band, a General
Howard calls them, are again to 1m; annihi
lated for the third or fourth time, provided
the Indian consent. If the operation is not
performed the pursuit will be continued
with vigor and will only end when Chief
Joseph escapes into tho Yellowstone country .
which is far bevond the limits of General
Howard's department. Thus it will be seen
that the advice of General Sherman is like- '
V to be literally obeyed, and Howard, if let
alone, will spend the roat of his life in chas
ing an enemv who objects to beinir eati"ht.
I'he Indian Chief deserve to be severely
blamed for refuseing to Iv oMTtafcett. but
this is the ingratitude which miirht be ex
pected of a savage. "When Howard aimoun-
ced to the country that the Nez Perce were
to be trapped, defeated and annihilated it iV
not surprising that the fugitive chief respon
ded by singing his favorite war .song. "Oh,
no, no. not for Joe; not if he knows it, not
for Joseph,"and should refuse to end archasu
which is so full of excitement and-slorv.
Place such a man as Gen. Crook or mnnr
others we could mention in command of the'
brave soldiers, (for such they are), now un-
er Howard, and Joseph's song would be "
Oh, yes 1'' We have never heard of - How-.
rd making a light against the Indians and
coming ott victorious. In a sunnro m .
md up fight with a Pimn juvenile 32 yonrs
id, a lew years since, he vieldcd with a
doody ntxe, offering up a prayer for the.
We venture the assertion, and Inrfievc the
flicers of the Army, who ought to be gooil
udges in such matters, will bear us out in '
what we say, that at least six olllcers under
Howard in this his campaign aj&inst the
Nez Perce Indians would have doiic batter
than the Gcner U,and in some instances rank4
i very damaging and costly item." How-
:ird may have been a suectss in the Freed-'
man's Bureau, but as a commander and di
rector of an Indian campaign, we look upon
him as a decided failure. G it e us an Indian. .
ghtcr to command our Army, and let us
ave this rabble ot Indians annihilated. A .
great Government like that of tlio United
States to allow a handfullof men. as it were,
bid defiance to law and order, lucks small -indeed,
antl is a disgrace iu th eves anil
thoughts of every other nation. . '
I.KTTKK I'KOM 1'IIOIiNIW
Editor Miner: The harvest h ftver and
our granncnes are lull and wt arc a happy
icople. The flouring ivls 0f Phtenis,
East Phtenix and llnvden's Ferry arc busy
grinding our wheat into ttet.lt,jit i5n.tr
hich is beiug shipped to tire Tinal and '
tlobe mines, Florence. Frescott, Mojavo
county, ickenburg antl Ehrcnbtrg. and'
ic draw upon this section in this one arti
cle is no small nmoiiiit. Our revenue from
this source helps us out tinanoialiy and is a
neceessary article of coiumeruu at those
loints enumerated above.
Freight teams are using a large quantity of .
le nancy and there will lie but little Iolt
it the end of the year. Our fruit croti has
teen fair and the various farmers are turn
ing their attention more to raising the va
rious varieties of grape, jwach and apricot .
lan heretofore. Our valley is tilling un
aily with an intelligent lteoule who ani
icre to locate permanently and remain with
us and become tax Myers. On the loth of '
this present month a camp meeting is an
nounced to come off, and many friends from
the surrounding- country arc looked for to
join in the battle for God and righr. Mauv
of our people are pleasantly located with
ood homes where a sure crop comes an- .
nually to their relief almost without an ef
fort on thcir,part. Nowhere in California arc
eopIe so well provided -with homes, whuru
ill kinds of ccrials and fruits am bo raised,
is here in the groat valley of Salt Kivcr
where water in abundance bubbles past our
iresliolds m quantities sulhcient to irri
gate, not only this valley, but another of
the same magnitude, which is a sure guar
antee of a crop. The mines in various lo-
alities in the county are lookinir well a
sual. Farm ui:., :
PluvnLv, Sept. fitb, l.sTT. . ..
At the quarterly examination of teachers
at Virginia City, which closed August 27th.
the following were found entitled to r. first
grade certificate: Miss Alice Habicht, Miss
Marv O'Farrell, -Miss Anna Hatterman.C. S.
Young, Miss Hattie Cave and Miss Jennie
Iodgkms. Second grade certificates were
ranted as follows: Mrs Marie G. Mallon,
Mrs. Lucy Sheppard. Mrs. Fannie Leggott,
3Iiss Lena Berck, Miss Anna Ilcniloben,
Miss "Winnie Timmons, Miss Ida "Holmes.
Miss Alice bmith. Miss Mollie Holme.. Miss
ourtney, Miss Alary llichards. Miss A. liar
ns. Jsut two tell below
o and failed to get'
Great Britain exported in the six month
of 1877, just ended 80,25)7 iron rails, beinir
22,111 tons less than for the like period of .
1S7G. But for the same half your of 1877, .
the exportation of steel rails foots up 10U,- -2.VJ
tons or ."5:,!)17 tons more than for the
ike half year of 187G. The exportation to
the United States for the year embraces 1,
703 tons of iron, and 404 tons of steel rails .
to none in 187G virtually continuing the. .
idia that American steel rails have effect
ively displaced foreign rails in the market.
Tho debt statement, issued Saptenibor 1st,
iows a decrease of $?,So1,u8S during the