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WEEKLY ARIZONA MINER
S U P P Ij E TM 3E IV rJT .
PRESCOTT. ARIZONA. FRIDAY EVENING. SEPT. 28. 1877.
The -Stukfd 1'taln
The plains extend eastward from tho Pe
cos Uivcr in New Mexico and constitute, n
laryo portion of western Texas. The l'cco.
?eenii to have cut its way through the west
ern bonier of this tableland. The hills mm
abruptly from the river until the surface of
the plain is gained. That is tlni high l
point, and the surface idoucs gently to tar
east, No tributaries flow into tuts I'ecos
from the cast. The water which falls ou the
plains flows eastward, and forms the many
rivers in Texas. It is an unKnown laud.
boundlesi and endless.
connected with the same.
There is n legem!
It is said that
John V. Youno's Matrimonial. Titoc
M.KS. John W. Young, first counselor to
and third son of the lute Prophet, Cartel
from Salt Lake for St. George, on tho Kith
for the purposi of taking ns his polygamous
wife Mis Luella Cobb, stepdaughter of the
defunct Hrigham. This girl isagrund-daugh-ter
of .Mr?. Auguta i.. Cobb, tlie deceived
Pr)phet,s eoncubine, uho is known in Mor
mon tii.-tory as the woman who desired to be
" N'ab'd" u Jtu Chri-t. Mary Van Colt.
Hrigham V la.t wife except Ann Eliza, is
the mother of MN Cobb, and ith moth
er, ills-, ol one child bv the Prophet. That
.I"llll W. Vnllny ttllK .liirn-'f-ll lit till. P.ilkli
in tho early settlement of Mexico, a party of U:ri became known tohi 'wife Libbvthedav
mi.ieni discoverel extensive silver mines j following the Prophet's funeral A big row
in ioung's family immediately ensuetl.
John W.'s mother took part and re
primanded the wife for oppoMtig a servant
of the Lord in liHhigamus desires. A di
vision of the children was made, and on
Thursday last Mrs. Young deserted herhus
l..inl and re'urned to the l.nino of her fa
I her, Mr. Canfleld, an o d railroad eagiueer.
in Philadelphia. Miss Cobb is only lfl yearsof
agi bur j,he i- a full grown and voluptuous
looking vr.uiii; woman. She and her mother
started tor St. George Temple on Inst Wed-
neMtrty. John . ilelayed until yesterday,
a t avoid .-eandal. The young Mor
mons who havo Wen paying addresse to the
ulrl feel very much put out of joint by this
bigamous marriage, which will be consum
mated about the -2.1 roximo.
fonifr Maim J first Sit.,
IBM Califvrnta Xtrrtt,
San Kka.scim.0 CaU
on the eastern bonier of Jic plains, and ir
onler to tiiul their way buck they drove
tukej at intervals along the mute, hence the
Llano E Ucado, or Staked Plain. Hut little
is known of this region, although many have
traversed it, particualy Mexicans, for the
purposes of hunting huflalo, or trading with
the Indians. The gentle depressions in the
plains on the eastern bonier, increase into
more pronounced valleys as the travler pur
sues his journey eastward, until the waters
have cut their way thntugh the strata of
rocks and flows in deep and rugged canyons,
from the bottom and sides of which innum
erable springs of sparkling water burst forth.
Thce spriugs form the permanent head
waters of Texas. They are often strongly
impregnated with salt, fnuu the neks and
sulnhuric acid from the vat bedsofgypum
underlying the surface. The plains break
down the eastern bonier in perjK'iidicular
descent of from -103 to 1,000 feet. The out
liuu U most irregular. The riiinfall on
these plains must be great, as all the impor
tant rivers are generally heavy tiinlnred
and otldr shelter fir the Indians and tor
game. The surface is covered with flourish
ing grasses, and lakes and streams of fre.h
-.a ter abound. Tlie.-e plains will be the
groat lienling-gnutnds of the future.' T'ley
willexceed thepampasof Huenos Aycrsin the
production of catile. There the "powerful
and numerous trihes of Comanche Indians
dwelt. Thoir power is now hnken. They
warred with the frontier-men of Texas until
they became weak, ami tho Government
liunally drove them to their reservation in
Indian Territory. Nothing now disturbs
the solitudes of these plains but the herds
of buffalo, antelope and wild mustangs. It
is a country to le occupied.
The tntntenlltros (mustang hunters) of New
Mexico make semi-annual trip-, to the staketl
plains and generally succeed in capturing,
with lasso, large liamU of wild horses
which are casilv tamed andcanuotleexcell
ed in hanlincss in any country. It is on these
plains that such men in uregon-i llerroni
and Juan Sanches of New Mexico, have sent
tne last torty wars, lollowing up the vari
ous bands of wild horses and occasionally
bring into the settlements numbers of the
most valuable ones, which sell readily and
command high prices. On these plaiiu are
111 j a - a .
smaii nanus 01 uorscs caiieu tne mons or
roans that are the tine-it scciuien-tnf horses,
by tar that have ever been found among the
i a . .
numerous nenis. inevare Heet anu it is
witu great diflieul.y thoy are captured, the
hunters generally watching them aw.ty from
the watering places for three and four days,
tlten dump Jinn a shirt distance, these
horses are allowed to come in and drink their
thirst away when they are no full that they
arc unable to run but a sh ut distance at
Irrlsittlnn nT f lie Colnrntlo Ilrncrt.
theso time-i vattnlUms pounce down ujm.i
them, riding their racer? when they succeed
in lassoing the wild beauties.
Twkkd a Tkstimont. New York, Sept.
loin, i weed testttied bclote the Alderman s
Committee to-day that Connolly, Smith and
witness and various tradesmen furnished
money for briliing the Legislature of 1870.
Among this tradesmen Uarvcy, Ingersoll,
ICeyscr, E. A. Woodward, James Watson,
E I. It yle, E M irvin, and most cverylHxly
who had doalings with in. Henry Smith,
Police Commisioncr, contributed; also the
Eric Hallway through Jay Gould. When ha
Mid Gould he mcnt Fisk, and vice versa, for
they M)ke and acted as "one man. The
money for the Assembly went through Ed.
Ikrlwur. Jle gave Harliour $000,000 for
thatpurpocr undjic himself jcrsinallv ruid
the'SAwtorts. ..UatriCoanoIly had himself
had an unlcrtaiuling,ljen they made the
Hoard of Audit that tho parties doing du
llness with the city were tnSglvl?toin 15 per
cent. Tweed then gave some" further testi
mony in regard to the division of rpoiU.
The rcjorl of Lieutenant Wheeler's sur
vey for the year ending June HO, LSTii, con
tains the results of the examination made
to ascertain whether that mrtion of the Col
orado Desert below the level of the sea can
be irrigated from the river. The general
fact that no canal fr such irrigation c.-iu be
made within the limits ot our State, was
published in lt7., ami Lieutenant Wheeler
was not authorized to make any surveys
in Lower California. That Mich a canal is
practicable is implied by the flowing of
ttie water into tlie desert in time ot thxMl,
running a long distance in Mexican terr
tory. Our government should solicit leave
of Mexico to make the surveys, and to take
the land needed for the canal if the report
should be favinible. The iter republic
would lose nothing by the enterprise. The
amount of water passing Yuma in
March is 7,(100 feet ev rv second, enough to j
irrigate l.WO.OOO aens, or about 22,000
square miles, while the depressed area- we
suppose this means the area below the level
of the sea is only 1,000 spiare miles.
A Hoanl of Oflicers to consist of Captain
C. M. Hailey. Eighth Infantry, First Lieut.
J. W. Powell, Eighth Infantry. First Lieut.
G. E. Overton, Sixth Cavalrv, is apiioiiitcd
to meet at Camp Thma-, A. T., at 10
o'clock, a. M., tin Wednesday, the !ld day of
October next, or as soon thcreattcr as pnic
ticable, for the purpo-o of making a thor
ough investigation ami report resjiecting
tlie claim ot . II. Clanton, to certain lands.
.vc, alleged to Ihj embraced within the
military reservation at Camp Thomas, A. T.
The H.mnI will confer with the claimant
and receive such testimony as he may have
to otfer in support of his clam, and ascertain
what rij;ht and title he may have to the
lands in question-assess the value of the
improvements ..u the lands and the amount
of damage (if any) suflercd by the claimant.
The Hoanl will ascertain and report par
ticularly the circumstances of location by
the claimant with reference to the home-
Mouk Humous Amout McCokmick. New
York. Sept. III. A Graphic Washington spec-
ialsays: It a rumored here that Assistant
Treasurer McCormick is to be apointed Sec
retary of the Interior in placeot Schurz,who
is to bo apHiintetl Minister to Herlin.
Gen. Howanl protests ajrainnt Wing rid
iculed for his failure to catch Chief Joseph.
it u not truetnat tic halts Ins column to hold
funeral crvices over every Indian killed by
On the Carr & llaggin ranch, near Canfleld.
in Kern county, an artesian well, 2P. feet
in dept. has been bored, which discharges at
the rate of four thousand gallons icr hour.
Tlie water rises four feet above the surface, j
JAM liS 3d. BAUNI5Y,
Suecror to lb lata firm uf
. 1. HOOPER & CO.,
C"Ollnu lh ntulne in
ARIZONA AND CALIFORNIA,
Importer Jfc AVliolosnle
ssi II I P P I iV G
Will carr- a full primr (tort ni
SADDLERY, & MINING MATERIALS
5lfrtrU to iclly ull
Merchants, Ranchers, Station
Keepers, Freighters, and
Miners of Arizona
Solicit order fur C",I. ami Intnrr MtUbrtiun ; KOH
U'AHU.S frvtirUt ami inrn lianli to tor rt of tin
WrM, Inmrinir. If drslml . Uuy. ur makr aJranrm
on ail Arttunaaua Alrxiran prulur.
The Sale of Ores and Minerals a Specialty
Hays dJ Kxf hanrt
GOLD & SILVER BULLION,
Gold Dust, Legal Tenders,
U.S. Treasury Draits.
SOLDIERS' WARRANTS AND VOUC ERS
And Good Commercial Bills
n niiRiNn Mill
mm w a a mm mm
EAST PHCKNIX, A. T.
Tbiwll ko-w uud i-tMilar Klourini- 5H1N
will itart uit iiud cum ui ucf nutliu iliat trum tb
No. I Family Flour,
AllOtf T MAY 13TH.
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".iiim vtwuup m ii v a riitiui , lit iuaullirs (U lull
A LIHK11AL DISCOUNT
C?" OrJr ulicitni.
Ch Prices as Low
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Orlrr may Iw Irft with C 1 Hrad A Ca. wfi, I
titil. I'ltwuit, Ubtl nlll rrri prutut Htlrut" u
rKClALORIiKIU MILL IIK ATTSM)EI MT TUK
SAN FRANCISCO BRANCH HOUSE,
With promptitude and Gdclity
AH Ortlrrt anil Cominlulon iliM r aJdmtnt to
JAMES M. BARNEY,
February i. lfTC Yuma. Ariioua.
Yimin, IiMitr Store.
Wai)tal and Hvtall
Mnin Street, V unm, Arizona,
II Id turn a lull llo ol
1 ATE XT MED1CIXES,
DUU;S, PEItFUAIKltU PAINTS,
Toilet Soap, Tooth Brushes
And All Other Artldei VntXlj Xept la Dreg Store i
IV rrrrritl4iai pnt ot wlta roal ar.
Onlf r frum th cvaatry ollritl, with thi auaraoo
Ut (irloM, Jko onod atlfartnrr
0 Every Cltus and Kind.
Alway oa hani and f.r al. at th MlXKR offl. at
pnOMocb a an lawvr. Inatto f tK. n... . tw..
WfM rMunnablj Cnd faalt with.
V llll'.Vl' a
J. A. Jk. 1IT
On the A rt Md? of the 1'laiu.
A Gnrral Aurtmat
m t . I M a.aF.Il... f 1 II f. . n m mm
IIL I llllllll.. I 11 I II f.tllf.
Hoots mid Shoes. Etc.,
For Sale Chrap.
H. MORGAN & CO.,
I. T AT A
l IIUVUIA, if fill ILUflil CUllIll
3Ior,;aiis Station. tJila lUver.
Imixirtrr And I)rI-r in
(TV r mm. -f mm w mm mm
DHY GOODS, LIQUORS,
At Prices tj Suit the Tane.
l'burnlx, Arizona, July 21, lt77.
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WILLIAMSON VALLEY, A. T.
aIMCM I 111 I11P H mm W
puce of the Country.
R. E. FARRINGT01T,
riirwjiriniitr ,v. i -niiiiiiiKKiu
Ke oo bind a Urjrr tupply ol
Agenffor S. C. Miller & Bro.
E. A. FARGO Sc CO.,
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aaar aw aaa bbbm bv. asr avaar aaaa av. bwf aa aaaa aaiaai
iinnviaw nin a. v nnw
No. 318 Front atrMt corner of Comaerelai,
SAS FRANCISCO, CAI.