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WEEKLY ARIZONA MINER: PRESCOTP, FEBRUARY 20, 1871.
.1. II. Million, Kill to p.
Thf H not ta, Tiltagt, Nilitvf poit, (Arming t
nlaii i(ttlemnt In Arlioni !a which the MINER dws
nit ciKilaia, nj copi of it arc teat to every Sute and
TorriMry f ti Ualia) blcb, coaplei wita Uisg std
j : jading, mxi li a ttrdtdrablt aJwtiilag medium.
Latk Nt-.v ii v M.wi The AhihuIv of
California lias rvfuscd to strike tliu wonl
"white'' from oilucatiotial law. Ncuulu
county, California, has li.vl 10 melius of rain
this season The S. I'. KaHruail is to bo
completed to llakersfleWl, right oil. San
Jtornardino county h goinj? to have a S 10,000
i-ourthouio. A man was recently anight
in the act of catting ilown telegraph poles
near &m Diego. The Valvertle company
are going to take all the water out of the
Mohave river, for purposes of irrigation.
The Apaches continue to murder Mexicans in
Sonora. Wo have seen, says the Lo. Ati-
geWs Express, a copy of the libel which
caued the newspaper war in San Francisco.
It just lays over anything in the shape of
vilification we ever read. It takes in tho
whole family of its victims, and stops at no
relationship, however sacred, in its atrocious
Ycma Itkm A recent lotter from Yuma
informs us that the Mexican, "Illanco,"
charged with participation in the Mission
Camp murder, had arrived there, in custody
of the Sheriff. On bis examination, Mexicans
swore, American fashion, that he was not the
man. Our correspondent thinks he is the
man and wonders why the Mexicans were
not sworn on the cross.
The prisoner is a hard-looking customer.
Mrs Itcid, wife of one of tbe murdered men,
bad been sent for. lie acknowledges to hav
ing seen her a long time ago.
The agent of a land company claiming all
of the land about Yuma, had arrived and
hoisted his shingle. Our letter says that the
company is engaged in a big swindle.
The Dailt Mined We aro sorry to have
to say that there arc in Arizona a fow men
who pray for the suspension of our Daily.
When it started, they predicted its speedy
death, and they feel chagrined over the fact
that it has existed nearly three months,
that, too, in the dullest season of the year.
Narrow-minded, jealous mortals, their proph
esy awl prayers shall cot prevail, if we can
help it, awl we think we can, with such as
sistance as people who are proud to see and
read an Arizona Daily arc certain to render.
iuME Tweed. An item in a late San
Francisco Chronicle state that Judge C. A.
Tweed, of this Territory, has, by the Presi
dent, been nominated as associate justice of
Utah, which, we think, should read Arizona,
and means that the Judge has beta re-nominated
for a second term as associate justice of
Jl'iom Wrdnffttay' Dally.)
TIio Army nml tho Indians.
The recent debate in Congress over the
itdtictioti of the Army from .'!0,OUO to U'i.tXXI
men, was an accriinonious one, in which our
delegate and other Western members most
ably defended the ennu ami motives of white
pioneers in risking their lives nmoiiy the rav
age ml men of the frontier, Miowing, by
statistics mid Illustration, the great wealth
of the region now I wing developed and civ
ilized by the advance guards of civilization,
backed by the Army.
One Wheeler, of New York, vhoe mo
tives wo will not now bring uito question,
advised border whites to fall back to tho
populous States nnd leave the Territories to
tbe Indians 1 lib remarks were severely but
justly criticized by tho delegate from this
Territory and by Mr Kendall of Nevada.
Oen Sherman, who has never visited Ari
zona, was before the Committee on Military
affair;, pleading for nun-reduction of tho
Army, and well did he portray the case as it
stands. Hut, his remarks about this Terri
tory provo his judgment und knowledge of
its real worth to be worc than worthless,
In praising Gen Crook and that grand rcgi
ment, tho Fifth Cavalry, the General of tho
Army spoke of Arizona as "that miserable
desert land," and agreed to get along with
out two regiments of cavalry, if Congress
would give the Territory back to Mexico.
Getting ashamed of these assertions, &her
man quoted Tom Corwin's saying, "It is our
'country, and therefore we mut love it and
'protect." How it is and has been lovcu by
government and the people of the East; how
it has been protected by them, is shown by
its past history. From 1S03 up to the time
of Crook's coming, it and its pooulo were at
the mercy of Indians and Mexicans; sneered
at and insulted hy worthies military oflicers;
denied anything like nectssary mail facili
ties, left out in the cold to take caro of
iuclf, in which plight it would still be but
for the pleading and. intercession of the
people of the other Pacific States and Terri
tories, whose press and public men spoke so
earnestly of our wrongs that many honest,
mtriotlc people Last took up the cause ot
suffering Arizona and fairly wrung out ot
Government what little protection and aid
the Territory has had.
UA miserable desert,' indeed t hat an
To Democrats. Judge Hush, Chairman
Territorial Democratic Central Committee, is
out with an appeal for organization of tho
party, which appeal will be found under
The opinion of tho Supreme Court in the
caso of Messrs Campbell Sc. Baker ts. D. W.
Shivers, is printed in to-day's supplement
Statistics pnbtlsbcd bv the Bmhtuinnlan tn.l.
tote show that the average raln-fal) pr annum at
several points In Washington Territory arc m fol
lows: Ion Vancouver, 341 Inches ; Vort Stelfcv
wam, sj.wj; Kort Walla Walla, 19.; Fort BeJ
lirjBham, 20.07; Fort Slracoe, 10.81 ; Fort Cascades,
W-57; Fort Colvllle, 9.83; Ban Joan Island. 27.53:
Cape Disappointment, 74.90; Neah Bay, 123.3.. ;
The Los Angeles Daily and Weekly Star
win very soon be enlarged.
a soiuicr named Timothy, a private in
Capt Itobert P. "Wilson's Camnanv. A .It).
Cavalry, fell into tho Whipple reservoir last
nigiii ana was drowned. Ho will be buried
wun military Honors to-morrow.
a no joj infantry Hand will to-morrow
piay ine same pieces as on Saturday last.
not one railc of railroad was built in
JIaine, Florida, Alabama and Louisiana in
N. N. Lambert, late of the Colorado Chief
tain, is about to start a paper at Del Norte
in meoan duan country.
Judge Pablo do la Guerra died recently at
nia nomo in Southern California.
.The last Albuquerqo (New Mexico! Re
view received at this office says that moro
rain and snow had fallen there, this season
'than in the past 13. It gratifies the Miser
to be able to say as much of its section.
Senator Sargent favors a law to prevent
me sending of packages of bullion through
the mails. Tbts, in order to favor tho ox
press compaoies. bnould the bill txms. Sar
.gent will be tho best cursed roan in America,
Tho President has cut off the heads of tho
Governor, Secretary nd Burvtrer-Gcncral of
Colorado Territory, and tho people, led by
the Denver Tribune, are mad with joy.
Many Arizonans appear anxious to hear of
some move of the President towards the
beads of official bore.
tho Indian., for, bo it known, that, when on
reservation, Indians must have men who
know something of agriculture and other
civilian pursuits, to direct their labor. One
of our greatest objections to Indian agents
sent out by the clmrchc is that they know
more about praying and stealing than of di
recting tile Indians how to cultivate their
Many paper ifpuse the transfer, notably
tliu Sacramento Union, on the ground that
tliu "iwace" policy has not Ken sulliciently
tried ; but, this is untenable ground, as it
hxs been tried and found wanting. And,
they say that tho policy of the Army is not
peace, tint wnr. Pshaw t Crook, as we have
before proven, has carried out to tho letter,
tho War Department's policy of dealing with
Indians good and bad and nobody dare
say that that jwlicy has not lcen successful;
while the mixed, shifting policy of the Indian
Department hns been barren of good results.
Expenses will, in somo way, have to be cut
down, and, as bcfeiv stated by us, they can
be cut down by abolishing all of the Indian
bureau as at present constituted, suvu the
inspectors of Indian affairs, whu might with
good results, be kept for tho especial purpose
of traveling from reservation to reservation,
to see that military officers acted squarely by
their wards. Uesidcs tho inspectors, Govern
ment will havo in many good citizens of tho
frontier, agents who will not fail to give tho
alarm whenever anything wrong is about to
Let Congress, then, withdraw its soldiers
from points south and cast, where they are
not now needed, send them west, where they
aro needed, and give the War Department a
chance to rule and govern the Indians. Fron
tier people will do everything in their power
to assist, as peace with tho Indians is what
they most sincerely desire.
A New State.
Tho San Diego World takes advantage of
recent talk in regard to tho division of its
State, to put in a plea for said division and
tho unity, with Arizona, of all of California
south of Point Conception.
This, no doubt, would be a good thing for
H'rom Tliutt'lay'i Datly.J
A group of citizens were last evening talk
about the attain of the Territory, when one
of them, a quiet, good man, inspired by
the way mail letting went, said that Ari
zona has been an organized Territory of the
United States lor ten years, during which
time she bus !ent four ditlerent delegatus to
Congress, who, beyond getting a little money
for the survey of public lands, have secured
no other rights or favors, nnd, to-day, the
Territory has neither Capitol, A.sny ofllce,
Penitentiary or any other useful public build
ing; nor has it anything like sutlicient mail
service. All truthful assertions, which can
not Ihj gainsayed.
.And, during most of this time the people
of the Territory have paid internal revenue
tax ; purcluixed agricultural and
and, of course, paid large
True, a great deal of money has been
spent here in lighting and feeding Indians,
and moro will, no doubt, be expended in the
same way; but if Government will take
away its Indians, our people will pledge
themselves to get along without soldiers and
will only ask the right kind of mail service,
for which they will pay to th extent of
their ability. Think of these matters, Con-
rvsi, iiiKc away tuo Indians ami Arizonans
will take caro of themselves.
Special Dispatches to tho Arizona Miner,
By Wcstorn Union and U. S.
People who ship goods from San Francisco
to Prescott have been figuring the cost and
arrived at the conclusion that it is to their in
terest to havo the same shipped by way of
Los Angeles, or llakcrsflcld, since tliu Colo
rado Stcum Navigation Company persist in
charging according to measurement, which
measurement, the shippera say, makes tho
freight on light, bulky goods enormous, and
forces them to charge their customers a great
deal moro for such goods than they can af
ford to pay. The Mineh has before called
the attention of tho company to this matter,
und does so again, with tho hojw that it will
speedily cast asido its measurement rates and
carry all Roods by tho pound. Hv doine this.
Sn n; whirl, ritv. in uo of ,,rj-r nf fcuu surciy increase IIS UUSI-
o- ji , , , , . .. ,
the scheme, would aspire to, and, perhaps, ,,lJM' 11,11010 PP'o cro vo cneaper ana
become the capital of tho State of Arizona. 60 do raorc tJwrds the development of tho
Now. tho Mi.nek has no business to raiw an -ountr
ignorant summary to come from the lips of so objection to any legitimate act, or reasoning f urthcr than this, they havo no fault to
great and intelligent a soldier as all know 0f Californians, regarding their own State, nt Wltn management of the company.
Gen Sherman to be. Is it a desert, General, but imagines iU duty to be a dofense of its But as overtures havo been made to them, by
that in the first year of "partial'' peace pro- Territory against all land-grabbers, and it the California Southern Pacific Railroad corn-
looks upon this proposition as nothing better pnJ" M wc" M hy California wagoncra, they
than a proposed grab, for the benefit of San I feel impelled to seek tho cheapest, speediest
Diego. means of transit for goods required by the
At present, our Territory is, if anything, people of Central Arizona.
too larue. for convenience sake, and had wr
that strip of California tacked on, with San A ,alc te,Sram from San Diego reports
D eeo as the Can U . a trin around tho urnrM K"--" magu io ine cuannei oi uio oay, irom
would be light undertaking when compared dePita of sand, etc., washed in by San
to what a trip from somo portions of Arizona Diego river.
would then bo to tho Caniul of tho nronod Petitions had been telegraphed to Senator
B M . n . .
State. i arScanl "' congressman nougnton, pray-
The World asserts that the nconlo of the lnS Government to save tho harbor, by turn-
I .t.t Vm
proposed new Stato would bo lhomoccnous. ,DS in? TCr ,nu
duced 20,000,000 pounds of com, wheat,
barley, etc, with vegetables in proportion 7
Is it a desert, General, which, according to
Lieut Wheeler, of the Engineers; according
to Whipple, Ucalc and many other truthful
Army oflicera who have explored it, is the
best country between Missouri and the Pa
cific ocean ? Is it a worthless country that
has one forest of over 200 miles in length by
from 25 to 75 miles in width 1 It it worth
less because, in the past five years, it has pro
duced moro of everything than the Army
and its citizens have been able to uso up ? Is
it of no account because it has produced mil-1 Maybe they would ; but, that is neither hero
lions of doOara worth of gold, silver, copper I nor there. Saa Diego is ncparatcd from Ari-
artd other minerals, and will soon double, I zona by the Colorado river and a very wide,
treble the amount already produced 1 I sandy desert ; our people are not a commer-
Can a country wltn such mineral, grazing I ciai people, wnile tnosc ot ban Diego havo a
and agricultural resources as Arizona pos-1 harbor. Here, raining, stock-raising, fanning
scsacs, bo a worthless desert t Surely, no. I and killing Indians are tbe principal Indus
Its climate is superb ; and, go where you tries, while those of San Diego are boarding
will, over its broad surface, you will find sick people at tbe Horton House, shipping
prings and streams of water, grass and tim- hides and skinning animal of all kinds.
ber of various kinds. Then, it has, in keep- But, the World says the climato of both
inz for tho fast, the kev to the crcat new sections is about alike. It would be but for
West, as through it run the only routes for tho fact that our Territory has summer rains,
trans-continental railroads, unon which such I of which no part of California can boast. Se-
Congreas should do something to save so
fine a harbor.
Killed Br Indians. A letter from Flo
rence, on the Gila river, of date February 11,
informs us that a party of three men had
been attacked by Indians, who killed one of
the party, named R. E. Wilson. The attack
was made and the murder committed at a
point about 18 miles from Florence, on the
road leading- from that place to old Camp
Diego World. The brethren will sing, in tho
" Let us paws In life's troubles, &c
The Los Angeles Btar, (Major Ben. O Tru
mini, talk tn Mninr Frank rSnnnlil lilro .
roads can be built and operated every day of riously, though, San Diego ought to major, because, it seems, Major Ganahl talked
year. capital, ana, as it stanas noon ngn abont Major Truman in a very inhuman war :
T I . -f - - I t a . I 1L. I .fit. OArr-. f'.li fv I I . . -
ii nas, oi course, a icw Darren strips, dui me capital oi mo oiaie oi uw """"'i tbrcateninir him with an opposition naner.
even they are not deserts, in the strict mean- wc would offer no objection to its secession tQ run oy tuc urotncrg Lynch 0f the San
mgoi me wora, as upon an ot tnem, vast irom upper uaiiiornia, 11a uniting wuu mu
herds of cattle, sheep and horses will yet Mexican Territory of Lower California, which
subsist. could easily be procured from Mexico and
But, we started in to speak of old and pro- made into a State by our Government. The
ft . t l t 1 " . C 4 A 1 1 m m a m
posea ways oi aeaung wnn ana governing peopie oi iuis new ouiie wuuiu, ucrumi), uc aiik yvkeklt abizona .miner ana sup-
the Indian population of our country, & prob- homogenous ; the atato wouiu nave many I plcment, containing telegraphic news from
lem in which Arizonans arc grc&tly inter-1 birborf, splendid fifth en Cflj mines of great 1 all parts of the civihrcd world & full resume
estcd. At present, two departments ot our richness. Including depoalU of sulphur, which 0f COUnty and Territorial news: editorial
Government War and Interior have, each, would tend to purify iU moral atmospucro commcnU upon important matters, and a de
a hand in this business, and it is not well and add to its commercial greatness. As fenso of Arizona against its maligncrs, will bo
pearls are found along the coast 01 Lower uai
ifornia. it could havo a pretty nick-name
Thn Por! Stato."
All this reminds us that there are people
in Arizona who would be pleased to havo the
Territory divided into two Territories, by
the waters of the Gila, but, wo are not of
those ; on the contrary, wo would liko to see
done. Knowing this, Congressman Nesmith
of Oregon, has framed a bill taking all Indian
business from the Department of tho Interior
and transferring it to tho War Department
The provisions of this bill arc thus summed
by the Washington correspondent of the
New York Times :
After the 1st of Jnly, 1874, the Secretary of War
published, to-morrow evening, in time for
mailing Saturday morning, and wo ask our
citizens to give the paper a wide circulation
on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, it
being to their interest to let people know as
much as possible about a Territory, whoso
greatest need is industrious people.
Friends of ours at Cerbat, Mohavo county,
haVc favored us with an album, holding in
place magnificent likenesses of well-known
Arizona prospectors, belles, leau, pastc
Jward gods worshipped by ye gay guulwl
iers, duky maidens of the Colorado, Ac, all
of which wt Intend donating to the Oriental
Order of Humility.
Major Maginnfs, delegate in Consresn from
.Montana, lias asked for 3r50,OCO to improve
navigation on the Yellowstone and Miiwouri
rirani ; $30,000 Va establish an assay office in
Helena, and 530,000 to improve the .Mullan
military rol. Arizona needs appropriations
to construct military roads, capitot buildings,
aAay ofllce, penetentiary, but, most pressing
tn an ner wants, me moro mail route and
wore ft'juciit hcrvice oc old route.
shall supplant Ihe present Secretary of tho Inte
rior id an lunetions relating to tbe commission
of Indnn Aft.ir. He would also giva the Secre
tary of War tbe authority to sign all rcquUHIons
for the advance or payment of moneys out of the
Treasury on estimates or accounts, subject to tho
same adjustment or control now exercised over
the accounts or estimates by the Auditors and
Controllers of tbe Treaury. The ctflect of tho
bill will also be to give plenty of occupation for
army onkcrs, who at present are obliged, in the
depths of ennui, at the frontier posts, to study
drAw poker and kindred amnkemcnta to slaughter
time. The Secretary of War Is to be authorized
to establish convenient department and districts
lor the proper administration ot the duties now
impoca upon the Superintendent of ludlau
Attilrs. whenever. In his opinion. It shall pro
mote the efficiency of the Iudlan service, substi
tuting in all cases for bis agents and sub-agents,
officers of the Army who shall be designated for
thai imrpose. 1 heso oinccrs arc to be cuargca
with all tho dtilta under the present law, while
they are to receive no additional com Herniation
therefor. How this will tie received by army offi
cersthis large Increase of services t be render
ed without anr Increase of pay U not very
aoubtmi ; out it can im seen urn a urge reduc
tion of expense will be accomplished. The pres.
rnt ofHco of Commlteloner of Indian Affairs, un
der the bill, will be filled by on ofllcer not under
the rank oi iirlganter-oeiierai. rtoneoi me om-
ccrs will be rcoulrcd to clvo bond, but will be
merely responsible for any neglect or inaliwinln-
uuauon or duty according io uio roiea oi war.
All Uie supplies hitherto furnlnbed by special
agenu ind contractors are to oe lurnmuca in cod
formltv with the regulations covcrnlng army sup
juion. rue trailer, too, wnose occup.iuun i hi
plunder the Indians, are, under the hill, to havo
lltxiiw only as the Secretary of War hall ce lit,
he having the power io revoke thcin at any time.
The paJEtago of 6uch a bill would work
great changes in the Indian service, and
railte a reduction in expenses, such us Con
rrLi4 art- As n Ka tnfA"n r itErn Tint
even, have objections to giving so much
its lines extended so as to take in all Mexi
can territory around the mouth of tho Colo
rado river, which would give tho Territory
a port of its own.
Mail Letting. We will not undertake
to remark upon these "things" until after
the reception of more news, as to-day's tele
grams contradict several of yesterday's tele
graphic assertions concerning awards and
prices of service on various routes,
Mr. Elliiou, Uio able and genticmaaly opn
rator at Fort Whipple, has promised to send
us correct figures as soon as he can get them
over the wires, which, owing to tbe great
snow atvrm now in full blast, may be several
The Annual Iteport of Edward P. Smith
Commissioner of Indian Affairs, to the becro
tary of the Interior, for tho year 1873, is a
mild, inoffensive, but practically sound docu
ment, a copy of which some triend has sent
us. In las recommendations, tho comtnis
sioncr calls for legislation to punish crimes
among Indian tribes ; to put a stop to the
plan of dealing with Indians as independent
people ; to cease paying them money and to
encourage individual Indians to honestly ac
quire and own property, all of -which the
has often recommended.
The San Diego papers say that the Yuma
Sentinel was mistaken in asserting that let
tcrs from Arizona were recently lost in the
Otay, whatever that may be.
The miners of a district in Nevada recent-
Tho following bill, recently introduced by
air jiccorraicK, is liable to become a law :
lit it enacted by tiie Stnatt nnd Ihutt of Rep.
ttv.ntalitu of tlie Unlttd Statu of Antrim in
Uonrjrttt (utemhltd, That the iudecs of the mi.
pretne court of Arizona, or any two ot them
iicn logemcr in any one ulstrict, or scpa
raw m their rcsncctivo iliitnrt nf th -.i.t
Territory, in term or vacation, nnd by writ-
luruugn iuo man, or otherwise, may ap.
i i i. i .i... t- ., ... .. i ixjiiu ancu special upsninim nr tim iii r.,rt
iy iuci, rouii:u mat. oargenm Iirst ami last ; i. i,t.i '. " . I , "",v . " "
. i iu lit: i ii liiiii'n mill ii ntm fritirntii
mining .. , re frauds, and asked Congress parties .d their counsel, u thTS of
tn rrtrw.nl (lift lirf nnA Afnt t. - I . 1 . t i ' ' 'twi ui
.-,... . .... v.v..v vuo iui. uai- me sam court may require, and such special
ling of the California Senator. sessions shall bo as valid and effectivo is tho
sessions ol tuo regular terms of tim naWl
a l. n. senator, named Wright, is right "".
in proving that, after an early date, all " ' "
greenbacks fliu.ll wad, The United States of L0DK " oling .t Co., propric
America One Dollar, etc. xon 3U "iver Flouring Mills, have re
ccntly procured a great deal of wheat, which
It UkM a good deal of food to supply tho they aro now making into flour,
needs of Iscu- i ork Citv. Its rencint. nf i;v .
... I - L ' ' lJ 1
power, to imposing .ucuiasK.1 upon tuo Army, utock lor the past year add up l 12,711 beeves Washitv
imlcs men who am statesmen and business 1,701 milch cows, 110,015 calves I 958 383 rifle S'tit '
nd .'a1I Ad LSitiltj I.n .fp...l in... 1 I I I -IMC OtatC
tstn f" 1 . .
Bu, uiuguu uuu oiner north-l'a
atcsaud 'Icrritoriea have 8U Indian
Foreign and Domestic.
San Diego, Feb. 17. The V. M. S. S. Sen
ator arrived ut li a. in., this morning, from
San Francisco and way ports, with 05 jas
Miuger und 62 tons ol freight ; started on re
turn at ." p. m., taking 'J through and 15 way
Opposition steamer, lontercy, nrrivetl nt
7 a. in., with (o tons of combustible freight,
:ui(l departed at noon.
In n quarrel a lew days ago at San Iji'is
Key, between two men Wills und Graham
a man named lllatichard interfered and shot
Graham. Ho was discovered, gagged und
hung to a tree, this morning. Graham will
probablv recover. No further particulars.
Washington, Feb. 17. Hid of J. L. Darrtslt
for transporting mails on the route from liar
dyvillo to i'rescott was found to be informal
and was injected. The route was awarded
to J. J. llonds, of Alabama.
Koute from Hardy villa to Yuma, was
awarded to Abraham Frank. A. A. Spear's
bid, for weekly K-rvicc was rejected.
Kouto from riiconix to 3IcUowcII, was
awarded to lllock Jc Monihon.
Houto from Tucson to Sassaby Flat, was
awarded to 0oar Uuckalew.
Houto from Tucson to Tubac, was awarded
to S. W. Carpenter.
Kouto from Tubac to Monument, awarded
to J. I. Smith.
Route from Tubac to Crittenden, awarded
to S. W. Carpentor.
Kouto from Prescott to Albuquerque, N.
M., awarded to ltradohaw.
Houto from Wickcnburg tn Ucrbat nnu Bt
George will not bo let. Some mixture about
the loregoing hi). jILNkr.
Houto from Mesilla, M., to San Diego,
Cat., referred to in my former dispatch, was
warded to Kernel it .Mitchell.
These, with awards iivcn in my former
dispatch, completes the list of awards for Ar
izona, and is correct.
San Francisco, Feb. 17. The steamer from
Australia has arrived, via Honolula. She
brings intelligence of tho death of Lunallio,
King of Hawaii. Sho also brings news news
f tho arrival of tlio U. a. b. J uscarora, at
ITouolula, on tho 2d of February, from Han
Die'o. Sixty-two soundings were taken on
uiivct nnc between tuo points, averaging
40 mUcs apart. The greatest depth reached
was about three aud one-half miles. In the
vicinity of tbo Sandwich Islands, the ocean
bed is undulating, liko the Atlantic plateau,
and is belioved to be quite as favorable for
layinir a telegraph cable. All soundings were
made with piano wire, and not a single acci
dent occurred, lhe character ot the bottom
is about tho .same all across, consisting of
light brown ooze or sand.
Uold in New 1'orK, ii"JJ.(.
Greenbacks in an Francisco, 881 and 90.
At a meeting ot" the California Academy of
Science, last night, Prof. Geo Davidson com-
. i iltt i. i ?r
mumcaicd some nigmy iniervsting imoriii
tion relative to tho deep sea sounding taken
by the Tuscarora.
Washington, reb. li. ucn liutlcr and
Judge White, of Alabama, having been ap-
lKJintcd a sub-committee on mils Heretofore
introduced in the House, and referred to the
Judiciary committee, to abolish the test iron
clad oath, in all cases where it is now requir
ed by law, havo prepared a report on the sub-
jeqt which they will this week submit to the
full committee. Tlicro seems to be no doubt
that a majority of the House favor its abolition.
Alexander II . Stephens is seriously ill.
The Stato Department has no information
about the reported capture of Havana.
lhe committee on civil servico reform will
soon introduce a bill regulating appointments
among tbe men ilKrs ol Congress on the ex
isting, principle of appointments to West
Point and the Naval Academy. Tbe com
mittee will, subsequently, prcparo a general
law on the subject.
Chief Justice Waitc has arrived in this
In the House. Phillips, of Kansas, has in
troduced a bill to cnablo the Central branch
nf tho U. P. H. It. to submit its claims against
Government to the Supremo Court.
rew York, Ftib. 14. A Tribune special.
referring to the information on the moiety
system the Ways and Means Committee have
finally secured, say tho members of the
Chamber Committee and special agent will
bo heard next Tuesday. Thero is abundant
evidence to show that informers nnd custom
officers havo made it their business to look
after custom house officers in largo mercan
tile houses by persuading them to see that
errors in invoices sufficient to condemn the
whole should be allowed to creep in. If anv
thing liko a fight is mode bv custom-house
officials, it will result in the uncovering of
irauus such as must end in wholesale reforms.
San Diego, Feb. 18. Tho Tin Juan'a river
on the road to Yuma, is 2 miles wide. We
navo no communication with the country
east or south of National City, except by
ooai irom mc ncau oi me bay. No mail
to or from Ynma Binco Sunday.
Col Geo A. Gordon, 6th cavalry, en route
to Fort Yuma, arrived on the sU-amer vestcr-
day. Ho will report to tho commander of
tho department of Arizona. It is thought he
will Ixs assigned to the command of Camp
Grant ri Major W. H. Brou n, on sick leave.
Portions of tho bay r.ro fast iillinc tin with
sand and sediment brought down by tho San
uiego ami oiucr streams.
The wires aro down north ol San Diego,
consequently no eastern dispatches to-day.
All that we havo been able to procure in the
matter of the mail contracts is a repetition of
the dispatches of yesterday and tho day be
fore, whicli are pronounced correct, notwith
standing tho mixture apparent to cvoryono
acquainted with tho country and routes. Ed.
Maricopa Wolls, Feb. 18 It commenced
raining hero yesterday p. m., and evidently
intends keeninc it un until further nnlr..
The Gila is booming, and is already higher
We may bo hanDV vet.
Yuma, Feb. 18 Hainiiif? all lat
to-day. Tho Colorado and Gila rivers rising
rapidly, and moro danger is feared this time
man ociorc. ino stages to or from San Die
go for two trips.
Yuma, Feb. 19. It rained yesterday until
aoout noon, steadily and very hard. Most of
uio aiicnioon it was clear but commenced
showering again towards eveninir. To-dar
it is pleasant. Tho Colorado and Gila rivers
aro rising very slowly. No stages left for
wmornia iiu week, but those from Tucson
continue to nrrivo rceularh-
Maricopa -Wells, Feb. 19. It was raining
last night but is clear and nlciRnnf tn..inv
The Gila river is three fect higher than it
n" iciuiu, and is llOOniltlg.
Major Taylor, who left here on Mouday
for McDowell, totild not enws at vi
Major Nelson tot, hi funds and J.
McDowell, and M.j(r Taylor .!
Morgan s and will l.ni horo to-night
Mr. Kllison, telegraph operator'
Whipple, sent us tho following,
to-day : '
Tho stnge left Wickcnburg on tin
two extra horses to help (1 lfc
mud. It had u very light load. Tl
board which left here yrMerdsy. far
burg, had not yet arrived tbotv.
Latest By Telegraph
On the l'.Ub, the Presbyteriani &
St Helena, Cal., was destroyed by. a
work of an incendiary.
In San Fmncisro, on tho I9th, t!
hue car shops were burned.
Greenbacks in San Francisco, 89
On tho 10th Inst., Col Uucll's a
killed 10 Indians in Texas.
Washington, Feb. 20. Mail roj.
Hardyville to Yuma was awarded to,
Frank, for 7,900. L
Houto from Hardy vlllo to Prescofc
J. Honds, for Sl.OUO.
Houte from Hardyville to Pioclu
0. Clarke, for 84,700.
Houto from Wickcnburg to Fla
Hubert Ashcrolt, for 83,000.
8an Diego, Feb. 20 Clear tbist
nu limns yet.
iv i;inon cuuorini says u is cstirm
300,000 cubic yards of sand were &
in tho bay during ten days of tht
Tho steamer Kalcroma arrived I
Francisco to-day. Largo passenger .'
i ti 1
Major George A. Gordon, 5th can
arrive at Yuma by steamer which
Francisco on the 7th inst.
Wood in Austin, Nevada, is wortt
cord. In Prescott, people think got
S5J and $0, and pine, juniper, etcn
cord, rather high.
The plains Indians arc again on
The Sioux Indians recently mm
Wo lcam from a late San &
(Cal.) Guardian, that Mr T. J. W
family had atarted for this Territorj
The Washington Chronicle rece
nounced the arrival there of a we
Arizonan as "lim James Grant,
though he were a Congressman.
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