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XL-No. 1 3.
J3 AlMZOiNA lUliXUK.
Published Daily mid Wookly,
Yavapai County, Arizona,
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JOHN" 31. TAtA-llION.
. imt.v Allium .Ml.vhll wo started December 1st.
Ilmoieillately lifter Ilia completion of Arizona's first
'Immeillaleiy iiricr me compicwun oi AniuiiAi
rapli Iwe. "il)!iilif J on (ho evenings of Moi
gir Wednesday, TliiitKlny and rbtliirday, of
i i' will alway contain TMK UtfAT, lir.al
y, nt each
fgtl.lAtil.r. sr.ws Hint can h prucuiej by Telegraph,
Eipr him All outer mir menu.
iorSl nwntrno.. iieurcrm tiy carrier, (who
Hc ',"lr "l,ur"'V'f " a wklk. ny
! nvn mush
9LI.AH" WT I 111
it'rMay the Wr.r.Kt.T MlNKlt, containing- teUirrnnMo
I in the hoof of g-olnir ti pre, will b furnllit all
It ibcrlhera without eilra charge,
IYHlTWl.NO It am. In either the Dally or WMkiy.--oh
(12 line of (lilt type), In column, t3 00 for lint
Loslel H Hi per men. for .sett sxldltlonal Insertion.
liberal dlmt from nuire rate, will 1m rruule to per-
nrho way 'H"jr ) j tw, nan year or
Lfi-wiooal nod hmiuesi en rdi lortd apon rcasona-
exit len.llnr iu money for subscription, advertising
irof Kr iiuy .urwani it ur man, or ouierwiie. ut
TIIK WEEKLY HIIXEK.
i Cnt namber (if thi WiiKKLT MlXKR wi luurl on
i y. IWil ami, now. In this. IK eleventh rear. It
irith truth, claim to bo the oldest, largest uod Lett
krer la the Territory.
tory.O.e Year. 7,00
.mi jionins A.00
Three Monthi 2.60
f &!! 23
f Ttfttr .Vvtti talmat pur (n xiyui( or tub-
, uurcn m Fiy a n't ytw M-vr..
" TSBX.4. ail ranee I'nrardMy.
Addrcs all orders and Uttert to
"THE MINES," PreJcott, AHjom.
to bare tbo Tucson Citizen of JIarch I t.
ticks up fur the Papagoa and pitches into
fcxAns for baring abused them. This is
t It quotes the President's apology
bis Indian policy, without one word ot
ncnt....I)r Tonncr is let oil" without
the okl-titnu phrases which the Citi-
wu wont to bestow upon authors of
bhoods Tor the cood of the Indian ser-
....Its oystcr-liko course, in not bavin?
I one word in favor of the workers of the
itory, previous to the recent letting of
Itsry contracts, is instilled, by a quotation
i bliakspcaro. . . . 1 ho annexed local items
I interest our readers :
l a compliment to Col Gordon, a pleasant par-
Ira given at Camp Lowell on Wednesday
"K. . . . . ...
Ic valley in ironi or lucion is beautiful now.
cottonwoods and willows are mittltitr forth
' leaves and the peach trees arc In full bloom.
j-ratn Ileitis arc a mat of green.
M. I'earcu has been out to tbc Conner mines
Iwcck, and brought In a lot of very rich sara
from ledges no before noticed. 1 lie com
bare five men at work ana will probably
increase mc number.
s rapnj-os always Indulge In a lcnethy cam-
i of tlnRlni; and daucluR after tbrrklllan
and tlier are now colnir it lively. It Is
however, that any one who kills an enemy.
(barred from rpcakliig to anybody lor forty
,and tliat durlnt: that period be never touches
say witii uis lingers or nanus ; that ir any
ilnir or the like has to be don?, be mutt do
i slicks hut Is not deprived of haudllut;
Ic'-s. All dishes out of which he eats lood
K the forty days, must be destroyed, and
foolery Is rubble wblcb wn dou'i uow re-
Iiir. Huali'ais. While some letter writers
lobavc county apjK'ar to think that the
pai Indians will, as a last resort, go to
Colorado river reserve, others are quite
nat raiucr than lo so tlicy will light.
brum, the real chief of the tribe, had not,
itest dates from Ileal aprincs, come in
and pcoplo wcro thinking that be
not do so unless assured that bo anil
coplc would bo permitted to remain in
' own country. What Ucn Crook- will
the matter depends, altogether, upon
; ironi WaMnncton. The courso oi in-
Agent Tonncr in takinir awav somo
flpaf supplies and disposing of more, is
plicable, whon wo take into considera
te assurance from a menu of his that
not care to have tbo Hualpais placed
cxtrii Pacific Snowbanks Just im-
' thirty-ono engines bucking away bc
a few snow-plows, hundreds of men
Sed in shoveling snow, passengers walt-
iit u-ay ttationn. freczinir. etc.. and you
tfann some idea of tho Central branch of
Pacific railroad as it was a week
o ago, In tho Sierras. And yet, there
people who set their faces against build-
southern Pacific railroad through An
upon cither of tbo only two nuitablo
in this great country,
-C60N, tho capital of this Territory, bos
All, but active, generous and intelligent
ucr of American and Mexican gentleman
its large population of Mexicans and
Indians, as is evidenced by the fact
the leading buiincss men advertise in
isF.n, and nearly one-half tbo number
(Vtnoricans in tbc town take, read and pay
t, although wo used to give 'qm jessio
i aro nearly 300 miles distant from them,
r -M4 -
Mcgato Elkins of New Mexico has & bill
pre Congress to compel claimants of lands
piat Territory, by alleged Mexican grants,
rovo un thoir rirht. if anv thev have.
ihcro aro mon who lav claim to lands in
ons, under so-called Mexican grants, but
any, of which grants are worth llio
on which they nro written, all, or
' all of them boinc from tho State of
ra. which bad no power to inako such
telegraph lino to connect Mazatlan,
with Ures, the Capital of Sonora, is
to bo set up. Tbo Tucson Oizizcn in-
Si. . 1 . . a .
mc .Mexicans to ertetul tho I no to its
havo u letter, tbo writer of which
! that tho trentleman recently npnointed
ef Justice of tlm
ritory, hails from Novada.
bo Meillla (N. M.) News says that Hardin A
too rtio tirondent rort ciuen mo
cek In IVlinifirv whi. nnn i,nnH nf ntn
the San Francisco Oiiionie'.c his been
t.ng itself to & now and broader text let-
heading than the old one. Tbo Cbroni
l certainly & neat and cutcrprisbg papsr,
( front Saturday' Dally.)
MILITARY Ni:WS. DEPARTMENT OF
Lieut Eaton.jith cavalry, nnd Lieut Cowles,
2I!d infantry, returned from Camp Mojavo
Thursday night, the 19th inst.
The latest news from Hculo Springs is that
a largo number of Hualpai havo coino back
to that nost about 200 or r00 men, women
nnd childrenunder Levy-Lew. Sinuonia
and Qui-hua-tau-yevn. Shcrum is expected
back each day. Blquonla and Qul-htia tnu
yeva have been placed in the guard house, as
their banus arc the ones accused of complic
ity in recent depredations. It is believed
the Uualpuis will remain quiet pending an
answer to their request to bo allowed to re
main at Bcalc Springs.
Lieut Cowles and Lieut laton started for
Camp Verde this morning. They took the
trail by way of Uig Hug which they And
easier and more pleasant than any other now
(from Moii'My'i Dally.)
Major J. J. Dana, formerly chief quartor
tcrmiwtcr of this department, was announced
as chief quartermaster of the department of
tbo Missouri in order promulgated March 7,
relieving Major Chandler, who was directed
to comply without delay with instructions
of the ar department assigning him to duty
as chief quartermaster of tho department of
Arizona. .Major thandlcr may bo expected
here about the 1 Ot h proximo.
General Crook was at Cami Grant on the
17th inst. organizing and maintaining scout
ing parties. Nothing at that dato had been
heard from Major Randall and L'npt Hamil
ton, who have been out since March 2d.
Letters from Apache stato that Nos-ton-
na-te, an Indian belonging to that reserve,
was killed, on Cibicu creek, by a party sent
out to arrest him. He was implicated in the
murder of two miners, last summer, and had
been endeavoring to elude arrest.
A citizen of Salt River Valley, Marlcops
county, writes as follows, under date of the
lUtitor ArUoiut Miner:
For the public's benefit I deatre to state a few
(acts that have come to tny hcirlng, and which
may enable thoe In the dark to undentaud how
contract may be taken at lees than apparent liv
ing rates. 1 am told that the coming mall con
tract haa been awnrded to a certain party whose
bondsmen while certified to by the postmaster of
this county, aro not believed to ho worth one
ten Hi the amount they qualified for. Public opin
ion often gives a man more money than lie bat,
seldom If ever, lets. Arc we not Instilled then In
supposing a screw looae somewhere, when a con
tract to st bleu a tb'rty mouimud douar bona i
required it awarded to parlies whose credit will
uot enable them to get t-700 worth of credit in
the Territory. Are we not right In sunpoelng
that tho Influences at Wntblbgtan were brought
to bear on mo postmaster.
At tbo letting of the contracts on the 4th of
March, tbc party to whom tbc bid was awarded,
owing to the lownttat of tho nrlco neglected to
furnUh bouds. Contrary to all catablltbcd mica,
he was permitted to lurnlth them when tin found
that he was-iho lowest bidder. One of the bid
tiers tells mc that Gen. Small scut for him us ref
erence, aa to the reliability of the lowest bidder.
That previous to gulug to ace CScn. timall he was
oQered 11,400 to state such facta as were true and
which would render the bid void. Uut, owing to
tho cash not being ready ho did not accept the
Docs not thts prove that something la rotten In
Denmark. I understand that some Irrcgularltlea
have occarred In tbu freight contract, but, at I
am not certain of any ot tho facts, I can not say
anything. They may como to light.
Souk Cuniocs Inoiax Kxi-KsniTUnss. Some
of these Items In the government ledger devoted
to Indian expenditures arc decidedly curious. It
the noble n:d men do not adverlUo much them
selves, they are the cause of a good deal of ex
pensive advcrtUlogln favored organs by others.
Ve wish wc could liclleve that the Item, "Sosp
for Indian service, f0,43," ludlcaicd an Improve
racnt In their personal habits ; It would also be
Interesting to know whether those 5,000 bottles
of "sanitary specllic," purchased for them last
July, worked like a charm, aud whether the
13,100 worth of butcher knUcs were applied to
normal uses, and how the t-M,I01 w orth of red
llanncl shirts fitted, and whether the f-TO.145
worth of tolwueo furnished by K. MeVcach A
Co. was of good quality, aud exactly why Mr A.
II. Wlldcr's 118,200 Item for beef on the hoof was
whisked by so quietly that the Indian commis
sioners didn't get a peep at It. (Jranvllle M.
Dodge, cx-congTcsaman aud ex-general, the "mys
terious disappearance" of the Credit Mobollcr In
vestigation, appears In theao account a having
pocketed Mll.',Wl on contracts in a Utile more
than half a year's time. Has tho general found
his price at last? During tho late unplcanaiitne,
or very soon after Its close, ho was stationed In a
Southern Statu. One day, MrStantou got a let-tp.-
from hint, aaklnsr to be relieved aud aaalgncd
to duty elsewhere. Delaying to answer It, he re
ceived a second and more urgent oncl lie then
n-roti! back that bo was nultc satisfied to have the
general stay where he was, aud couldu't thinK of
maKing a cuange duicmh uiuru wcro kwju uu ui
tlelent reasons for it. The general thereupon ex
nlfllncd. He had been offered a largo sum
S225.00O. If wo remember rlchtly to turn rascal
"The d d thieves have L'ot so close to my price,"
bo snld. In nubstauco, "that I think It would bo
nafor to move mc" Wo tell the tale as It was
told to us. Springfield (Mass.) Republican.
Wo aro much obliged to tho San Diego
World lor its recent remarks (published in
yesterday's Minkk) concerning this part ol
Arizona, tbo bare thought of which has hith
erto caused aan Uicco editors to fie iiown
and croan. for fear that the Railroad Kin
might happen to even learn that tbcro was
such a nlaco on tho man as Northern Arizo
na nnd ko rrood n railroad route us that of
tlm Mill narallcl. Really, souse, on this sub
jeet, has entered one San Diego sauctum utul
wo shall soon iook tor an arnciu m- aiutiu-a,
going to show that the 25th is the jirojxr
routo for a southern Pacific uilroad, and
Northern Arizona.through which suclfn road
must pass tho Switzerland of America. Como
on with your honey and sticking plasters.
Stii.i. Hi.oci.AnEP. Tho Central Pacillc
Railroad was again blockaded on the ICth
inst., which makes about tho twentioth
blockade this year. We really pity tho com
pany, which, between grangers and snow,
has had a very hard timo of It, this winter.
Tho earnings of last summer, or a largo por
tion thereof, must, cro this, havo been wasted
on these snowbanks.
Oitizknb of Colorado Territory point with
prido and satisfaction to tho year, just passed,
when they wcro not asked to pay any Territorial-
Arizona's treasury is now protty full, and,
with good management, Arizonans ought to
have a year's resplto from paying taxes for
PKESCOTT, A1MZ0NA, riUDAY
PRICES OF GRAIN, IIAY ETC.
flenerul Order, No. fi, tiublUhnl March 12, rend a- fol
Tlift foltnwlnir firWi will t.-. mI.1 i..ti .
, . - hum, ,uiii-r finiera,
liy the Qtmrt. nnHt-r' Department, fr --mln, hay, wo.i
iitHl water iiK-d at tlm ttatlom herein dtilt-tinlM by lie
tachmcnt In the military v rvlce i
I iilfm rn. f)
Culllntr' -AVIL, R
Deep Wauli (Station, ft
Trion'a Well, H
Willow flrmr, 8
Metiilte Well, 8
Detert Htutlon, 8
American llnmh, r,
Mint Valley, fj
Klrkland Vullrr, 6
Kkull Valley, ('llower') fi
Kknll Valley, rillller liro;fi
Arua 1'rla, (Dnppn't) 5
Port Whlpp!., (J.Nv.llovenC
Date Creek, (0 llon')
llnlon Itanch, 6
llia-nlr Well, Ixiwcr Arua
u-n i-i umev, a a
l'eeple 'nlley, f, 2
Marr' KtaUon, fi a
Williamton Valley. fi ?
Camp Ilnall. C
Ilellln-r' Mill, r.ait I'hcenlx 3 18 100 a
Camp McDowell, 4 21
I'lHMIlX 4 2
Man-rille. 4 !
Ilayilen' Ferry, 4 21 ,
(Irate' Ktntlon, (Amia Frta3 3
Whitlow', (Hall IllTeO li 3
Tiilly, Oel i CoMTnron3 2
i.inne rrotn vama to (Ilia
IIctmI, 7 r3
Itovttrov 1 ma fa San
Alf-rwlimci Ktatiun 7 5
C..k Well. 7 5
llurk- Million, 7 5 '
Alamo fitatlon, S 3
New Hirer Htatlon, S 2
Indian WelJ Mtatlon, 8 C
Coyote Well KUilim. 8 3
Mountain 8prinjr HlaUon, fi 4
llk Hotue HUlloti, S 4
("line- Station, 5 4
Italtey' NuUon, 3 4
(Ireen VnOey riuilon. 5 4
Tex-onte Ktatlon, 5 I
Mantler' Hint Ion. S 4
lloek rprinir Htatlon, S 4
Ijiw renee' MtalUm, 3 4
llArWr' Station, 3 4
Olay' KtaUon, 3 4
Camp). Station. 3 4
t'rm Majart to Iai AngiUi
Pah-ale S1tir Station P C,
Itoek Sprtmc Station, H C
Marl S-rin-n Station 10 6
Soda Ia& HtAUon, M 6
CiTe' StaUon, K 3
Camp duly. r, 3
Fork of the rton.1 .Station, 6 3
Flh IWI SUtiou, n 3
CutlonKfli SlatUia, S 3
lAiw't SUli.-. 3 4
Mohave Crulnr, 3 t
Toll (late, 5 4
Cojou 11'Hif, 3 4
No fur Aire will tie imrehated at AlmoJr anl Oherrr
The attention if o(?W-n t-rrlnir In (hi Drr-artment. I
Invited to (lewiral Order No. SJU. erle f 1P72, frotn
Uie- llratiiarter, riulrlnc; forjt Ui furnlthe.1 ralll
larr dr-tiu-binent from roU whenever iTaetimUe. m.tm
only iHirchwd from rout talin wbt-n the uuwu of
irarMpi.Taiioa -n kann will not penall It Mag earn-1
1111 uie aeurnmenL
The r-rwUioii of Uie alnv. order will U rlrMIr en-
No account for fu-1 will be ailnwnl eirei-t at itatlon
to U detlffnaled from Iheee llt-xlqturter. (!-ntiTundle
iflic-r of itrloehment will lie held -v-jiIUe for any
, lml l,m itrreol.
FerrU;e will. In no caw be allowed, ricrit where the
nl or I he rurrie- will tu4 tv-rnll iletajr, the oecvultr
of which tu be certlCed lo by officer maklno; trip.
(Frura Moailay't Daily
Tbc annexed dispatch, received about ono
hour ago, needs no explanation :
Washington. March 18, 187-1.
J. II. Makion : Prospect good for Pros-
cott Depository. Department hesitating bo-
iwecn citizen ami army uiuccr.
Consult Uen Uruok. iNamo citizen who
will act without pay and give a one hundred
thousand dollar bond. Wm. B. Hooitji.
Leading business men of Prescott will
meet together and consult upon tho matter
Our fellow townsman, Col. C. P. Head, has
more than once been asked to become a can
didate for delcgato to Congress, but, being a
merchant, instead of n politician, he has not
agreed and will not agree to do, in this mat
ter, according to tbo request of friends. We
aro sorry for this, since ho is well qualified to
fill the position, ana suincientiy popular to
make a splcndiil run.
Mr. Z. Jackson, formerly of this place,
was, on the J2th inst., while preparing to
start for tho Territory, from San RcmardinO,
California, kicked and badly hurt, .by n vi
cious mulo. His brother, Cal., has, we learn,
telegraphed to ascertain bis condition.
The Senate has confirmed the nomination
of Judgo 0. A. Tweed, as assistant surgeon,
no, associate justice of the supremo court
of this Territory.
Sick. Until yesterday wo wondered what
ailed our Phoenix correspondent, "Bob,"
when it note from him informed us that he
had been sick for a month or more, and was
not feeling very well when ho penned said
note. Sorry f.ir past sickness, Mr. Bob.
Hopo you'll bo all right immediately, if not
Tho Pioche Dally Record is pleased with
tho mining situation there, and advises its
readers to keep away from San Juan, bo do
many Pjochors who havo gono tbcro. They
say it is a perilous trip; thnt tho country is
not a good mineral country, Ac.
On reading that the use of tobacco arrests
tho growth of tho young, and lowers tho
stature, tho editor of the Pueblo (Col.) Dai
ly Chieftain stretches himself at full length
0 feot 3 inches, says bo bos used tobacco ever
since he was twelve years old, but for which
use bo thinks bo would now be a mammoth
compared to tho Cardiff giant.
Death ok Lewis Dknt. A telegram In
to-day's Minkii, from New York, informs us
of tho recent death of Mr. Lewis Dent, bro
ther of Mrs President Grant. If wo aro not
mistaken, deceased onco resided in this
Territory, and held tho position of agent
fur tho Colorado Indians.
Tho telegraph yesterday, told us that Raid
Mountain, North Carolina, was vomiting at a
fearful rate, which fact leads us to suspect
thnt the Ku-Klux havo recently thrown a
fow carpol-baggcrs down its throat. Let
Tho Kanakers havo a brand new King
Wltuaiiamuwunuaa iiuv a.M:..,p, ,
Jersey City boasts of a chljd baf human
and half Jdii A fMy at-ory,
EVENING, MAKCII 27," 1874."
FUSION OF THE TEXAS PACIFIC AND
ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC RAIL
ROADS. Wo have repeatedly Intimated In the World our
conviction that tho plan of I he Tcxaa aud I'aclfic
Hallway had been materially modified by the elec
tion of Col. Scott as President of the Atlantic
nnd Pacific Hallway. It early began to bo rumor
ed that the lines of tho Texas nnd Pacific and At
lantic and Pacllle Hallways were about to bo con
solld.ited, and I hat a compromise route would bo
adopted at some point lu New Mexico. The pro
Ject of relief submitted by llio Hallway King lo
Congress leaves no further donht upon (he sub
Ject, and a point In New Mexico, or whoso exscl
location wo arc not advised, hut probably Santa
Ke will bo tho place of Junction.
As the law stands, such a fusion of what were
intcuded to be two competing railways Is Impos
sible. Of course, ihc guarantees asked lor by the
Hallway KlDg for his llvo per cent, gold bonds,
would aUo Include a modification of the law
making tb fusion practicable. Preclaely what
the new Hue will be It Is of course, impossible to
say with certainly Juat al this stage. Probably
tho managers of tho Company do not at this mo
ment know themselves. Tho tnlaslon of Mr. do
scph U. Crawford lo Northern ArUona has In all
likelihood something to do with inltlxtlng a ee
rie of ucw surveys which shall ascertain the
most fcatlblo new route. Due thing would seem
to he assured, and that Is that Southern Arizona
will probably have to suffer tcmrarlly, and that
the route will be materially deflected towards rich
and productive Central and Northern Arlxoua,
which Is said to be a country lu many rc-apccU
not surpassed In the world in fitorablo condi
tions for tbo growth of a thriving and prosj-er-ous
For years there hna been much coquetlng be
tween St. Louis and 5a n Frant-laco for a railway
connection, and (ho Thirty-fifth Parallel or Atlan
tic and Pacific road, waa projected to satisfy that
yearning. This road, fo'.lowing substantially the
line of ihc thirty-tilth parallel, and slightly to the
north of It, cronsed the Colorado river a little
north of tho Needle-, with a branch to San Diego
and another to San FraneUco, which latter run to
the north-van of the San llcruardlno raDgc of
loouuUlus, crossed the Mojavc couutry, passed
by Camp Cndy and through the Tebachepe pass
Into Kem county. The fusion of three roads,
and the adoption nf a mean route from the point
of Junction In New Mexico, would probably re
sult In the abandonment o tbc north-east route
altogether, and the combined roads would thus
enter San Diego couuty at the San (Jorgonla Pass, !
malilli-. Sn lllef-n tlii fermlnn villi m liritrtrti t
making San Diego the terminus, with a branch
roud to KSn Francisco, which would be accom
plished very likely by the acquisition from Stan
ford, by the Hallway King, of hla Southern Pacl-
nc oi uaiiiornw,
This change of programme by Scott r.pncars to
ut entirely ansplcious for San Diego. It gives
us an Immediate connection with the prodigloos
coontry rcnlerlng iu St. Louis. The latter dty
will abortl)' find that the real theatre of her Paci
fic Coatt operations will be San Diego, and that
sbr will make uothlug by going four hundred
miles further north. Wo ahall ultimately benefit
by a daily growing consciousness of thi fact In
Col. Scatt's new programme Is subatantlally tbc
deflection of tbo Hue of the Allaullc and Pacific
Hallway from Veuita, In tbc Indian Terrllory,
toDthwestwardly luto the Suite of Texas, with a
similar dt-ilectlou nortbweatwardly of the Texas
and Pacific, to a poiul of Junction not westward
or the lOv! meridian, Ssn Diego World.
A correspondent of tho San Francisco Bulletin
writing from doaymas under date of February
i!?Ui, gives the fallowing interesting account of
affairs In our neighboring Mexican Slate:
Some Americans who lately made the trip by
laud, from Los Angeles, In your State, to this
place, gave mc the rollowlng Item regarding their
voyaue: At Caverca they paned tho frontier of
Sonora, where they found about 1,000 Inhabitant,
a custom-honse, and well cultivated lands ; the
next station was l'itlquito, only six miles off, but
beautifully situated In a fertile valley.; flften miles
farther on they reached Altar, with 2,000 souls,
aud capital ot the district, which embraces
square miles, rich lu gold mines, with good agri
culture and commerce; though the Inhabitants
posses none of the Improved machinery used In
California, the diggers succeed, nevertheless:, In j
making about (5 xr day. This has induced an
American company to eccuro 18,000 acres of land,
rich In gold, at a place called IOs Llanos. To
procure the needful water the company Is build
tig an aqueduct of forty miles In length, the cott
of which Is calculslcd at fOO.OUO. Tho cnglucer
conducting the work says as soon as the water
will reach said land the monthly benefit will be
al leaal (25,000, and remain the same for twenty
years. In spite of the difficulties under which
the nntlrcs arc working thry make uow about
-JO,000 to ? 10,000. All the land which cau be Ir
rigated looks like a garden, producing every kind
of tropical fruit and of splendid quality. The
ranches yield excellent wheat and corn, with nu
merous beads of cattlr, and mountains of pre
cious woods, euough to enrich anybody but a
Mexican. Northeast from Kl Altar Is La Msgda
,ena, with the same advautages, and more w.tcr,
n account of lis proximity to tho Sierra.
Herinoilllo, the largest city at Sonora, merits
well her name, as the most beautifully situated la
a fertile plain, with rlcb mines and plenty of trade.
Tbo sugar plantations yield WOO per acre, with
steam engines to mnku the jnnoeha, and another
to make excellent Hour from its abnndant wheat
crops, on tho large estates of La Labor, Alatnllo,
San Juanllo, 1 Chlno (iordo, 1 Gavllan and oth
ers, each of wblcb employs from 100 to 200 men.
The Inhabitants aro famous for tnclr amiable
character, and the women for their beauty. A
Mr. Hamlrcz owns a largo cotton-mill, and wilt
soon add a woolen-mlil ; It Is a large and licautl
fui establishment, surrounded by evergreen trees,
wbicu makes tuo site iook very picturesque.
Ures, tho capital of Sonora, lies surrounded
with the finest estates, with abundant water for
irrigation, aud mountains for precious wood, and
all kinds of game.
Larlque Is a ucw settlement of returned Call
fornlatu, who have either become agriculturalist
or remained miners, as rich veins havo been dis
covered In lis vicinity. The towns of Subatama,
Oqultoa, Kl AttI, elc, aro as favorably sttnittd,
aud It Is thought that, Instead ol cultivating the
sugar cane, cotton, tobacco, etc., they only plant
wheal, corn, anil beans.
It It was uot for tho fear of life Apaches, this
Stato would certainly attract many emigrants:
but wc shall have to wait till the Southern Pacific
Itallroad be finished and connected with this port,
lo show tho world what riches Sonora possesses.
and of what importance this beautiful harbor
will become for tho trado of tho wholo region,
the frontier SUlo of tho united States and Mex
ico. A Mexican company ls now cultivating tho rlcb
lands at the mouth of the Colorado river, where
an Inexhaustible quantity or wild hemp has
been found, and of superior quality; but these
new settlers havu so far vainly expected that the
Mexican (Jovcrnmcnt will permit them to get
their supplies Iroui hero or direct from San Fran
cisco : everything they need has to bo sent from
San Francisco to Fort Yuma, nud then brought
back agalu to Point Isabel, at a heavy expentte,
though all this largo tract ot hnd bclougs to
Yuma Countv. Last mall brought the
Sentinel of larcb 7 and 11. Tho paper of
the i tit confirms the recent telegram con
ccrninrr tho killing and bruising of men by
caving ot tho Colorado river bank, in front"
of the Steamboat comnanv'a office.
Mr David Ncahr bad planted orango trees,
grapevines, otc, about bis place.
Tho ball given iu honor of Mr and Mrs H,
Fitzgerald is said to havo been tbo grandest
affair ever witnessed in Yuma.
T0 AUjlM.uerquo (N, M) Jlcvlcw HtatC8
, that coal, of fair quality, lias been found iu
i MP Wo r'uerco valley,
MAILS AND MAIL ROUTES EXPLAN
ATOR Y LETTERS FROM ARIZO
NA'S DELEGATE IN
Full and Cvrrccl LUl of AicanU and Lttttr to
I'oitmatter-General CrcttutU, aikiny fur
JHaii txrvict on the Home bitwctn IJakenntU,
r'l 11 i II. l-i '
vut,, iifiu ir.ruyiutr, siruviu.
Washington, D. C, March 1, 1871.
To tie Editor of (lie Ariiona Miner:
I received your telegram, asking a full and
correct list of tho recent mail letting in Ari
zona, but having learned that such list had
been sent by telegraph, both by tho Associ
ated Press and American Press Associations,
I simply so informed you. However, lest
mistakes wero made in transmission 1 now
sond you a transcript from tbo books at the
P. O. Department :
Mall routes actually let for the term from
July 1, 1874, to July 1, 1878:
Prescott to San Bernardino Alpheus
Van Dusen. 823,800.
Hardyvillo to Yuma -A. Frank, 87,000.
Hardy villo to Pioche W 0 Clark, 84,700.
Hardyvillc to Prescott J. J. Hinds,
S'.l,00'J. Since awarded to J. L. Darragh
Wickenburg to Florence R. Ashcroft,
Phcenix to McDowell Block and Moni
Phicnix'to Maricopa Wells C. T. Ilaydcn,
Meailla to San Diego, via TucsonKeren
& Mitchell, 865,000.
Tucson to Tubac S. W. Carpenter, 77.
This bid is evidently a mistake on the part
of Mr. Carpenter.
Tubuc to Monument J. T. Smith S300.
Tucxon to Sasabi Flat O. Buckalew,
Tucson to Crittenden S. W. Carpenter,
The route from Hardyvillc to Prescott is
relet for once a week. I shall make an effort
to have It increased to twice a week, and I
8bnll try hard to have service put on from
... . . t - . , ..
Wickenburg to Walnut Grove and Rrad
shaw. W. K. Ferris is tho lowest bidder for
tbc service, at S744.
Thus far the Department has declined to
let a contract for tho routo from Prescott to
Albuquerque, deeming disposed to insist that
the service is unnecessary. I shall do all I
can to show its importance, as I have often
heretofore. F. P. Foster, of Southern Cali
fornia, is the lowest bidder.
I have not yet bad any reply to ray letter
to the Potmaster-Gcneral regarding tho ser
vice from the end of tbc Southern Pacific R.
IL of California to Hardyvtlle. (The excuse
is that the Department has been too much
occupied with the recent lettings. It is said
that over 20,000 bids wcro received.) The
California representatives show no interest
in tho route, but I send you a copy of my
letter in which I call special attention to the
desiroof my constituents. If you publish it
you may say-for mo that so far from opposing
the route, or being interested in any other and
therefore unfriendly to it, I have repeatedly
requested that service be put upon it, and in
no way, at any time, or anywhere, have I
made a movement against it.
Service was put on the route from Hardy
villo to Preecott, and the poslofQcoa thereon
established, through my earnest personal ex
ertion, nnd it comes with an ill grace from
any ono in Mohave county to complain of
neglect on my part. I have worked lor Its
interests, honestly and zealously, as I haro
for the interests of each county and all the
people, whether living south or north of the
Gila or upon the Colorado.
l ours truly, it. vj. jucuormick.
Housf. or RcmnsKNTATiVKs, )
Washington, D. C, Jan. 28, 1874. (
Sib : I bee to present to you petitions.
numerously signed by my constituents, ask
ing tho establishment of mail service from
llakcrstleld, tbc present southern terminus
of the Southern Pacific It. IL of California,
to Hardyvillc, Arizona ; or if, as I am in
formed, service has lately been put on from
Bakersucld to Havilah, then an extension
from the latter place to Hardyvillc will only
As tlin nctloncrs car. and as I have before
represented to you, this is tho most direct
and natural route from San Francisco to Cen
tral and Northern Arizona, and I was sur
prised, no less than my constituents were, to
find that proposals for service upon it wero
not called for iu the recent advertisement of
In view ot tne urgent petitions now pre
sented, and the importance of the routo
to Arizona, (altliougn it ts wholly in uait-
fomiaL I ask that vou will authorize a spec
ial advertisement to be prepared and pub
lished at an early day, and, on the receipt of
bids, will let the service to whoever may
Drove to bo tho lowest bidder. Your obd't
servant, JL C. McCormick,
Delegate from Arizona,
Hon J. A. J. OnR"SWKLL,
P. M. General.
Washington, D.O., March 3, 1574. Since
writing you, day before yesterday, I have
learned that Uie route from Hardyvillc to
Prescott has bens ..warded to J. I Darragh.
at $3,500, whoso bid was, at first, rejected
for want of a seal.
Tho route from Ccrbat to St. Georgo will
nnt lu Int. hut it Is possible that the service
from Hartiyvilio to St Thomas may be sbift-
od. after July 1st. so as to go lrom ucroat to
St Thomas, (nnd so on to St George and Pi
ocho). It is reported that few, H any, people
live on tho lino lrom llardy villo to t mom
as, and that it is a very rough road.
I havo to-day. induced tho P. O. Depart
mcnt to award it contract to W. K. Ferris, of
Wickenburg, the lowest bidder for service
from tbatplaco to walnut urovc ana urau
shaw. to begin July 1st.
Most of tuo successful bidders are stran
gers to mc. and tbc rates are so low that it
is doubtful if you havo as satisfactory service
in tho futura as you have naa in tuo post
Messrs Keren & Mitchell, of Arkansas,
who have the routo from Mcsilla to San Die
go, assuro mc that thoy will put mi service
although their pay is much less than any ono
ever before proposed to toko.
Yours Truly, It. 0, McCormick.
It surely Is not sca-sickness under which
tho gallant Admiral Porter languishes, for lie
is a flxturo at Washington and hasn't heen
out or sight of land in a long timo. Next,
wo shall be hearing that Mr. Robeson, old
sea-dog aa he isn't, has stiUVrcd severely from
a head trind, while steering tip Penn lrunia
Hvoiiuc, bound for New Jersey strcot.
Itusiiicss & Professional Cards.
ATTORNEY and COUNSF.LOR.AT-LWt
Wlllpraetlcabls profesalon In all the Court of tb. Territory
n.n.cAirrTEs. li, HCAirrraa, ju
H. H. CARTTEB & SON,
Attorneys ami Counselors nl Law.
I'rcscntt, Yavapai Count)-, Arliona.
Will attend to builne In all the eonrl of U Territory
J. P. IIAItGUAVE,
ATTORNEY and COUNSELOR-AT-LA.W,
Montezuma street, Prescott, Arizona.
ATTORNEY and COUNSELOR-AT-LAW,
JOIIIV A. RUSH,
Attorney at T-a.-w,
Will strictly attend to all balne entnutej to blm, la Us
ererai uuwru ci jioeora in lb. Territory,
Prompt stttatloB glvta to Collections.
J. E. McCAFFRY,
ATTORNEY and COUNSELOR-AT-LAW
Main Street, Tucson, A, T.
J. N. MoCANDLESS,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
OITie. ortli gtilr of Plata, Pre.cott.
HENRY W. FLEURY,
PROBATE -X XT ID 0-23,
Justice of the Peace and Notary Public.
WH. A. HANCOCK,
Notary Public and Conveyancer.
IJIank Declaratory Statement,
A nd Lego! IJUnU of all kind. II til collect d proinrtlr
I'Lornlx, Marhwp Co. Arliona, Jan. 9th, 1S72.
Attorney at Tj a w ,
Phoenix, Maricopa County, A. T.
Office, la Ik. N.w Depot, on th. West aid of th.
ATTORNEY and COUNSELOR-AT-LAW,
Xlaeral Fork, Mekavt Coaaty, Arhees,
Witt attend to lejral btulaeM In all
Territory nut collection, ate.
court of lb
J. L. FISHER,
Auctioneer .nnd Commission
Salesroom, North Side of Plaza.
J. GOLBWATER & SRO.,
Forwarding and Commission Merchants,
Ma en hand, at hi Mir Saloon, on north aid of Ilais
of all kWa, tocetber vltfe a Urg (ioek et
CARET DTjIiY SELECTED CIGARS
CHARMING DALE STATION.
Four Miles East of Camp IlHalpal.
Merer fall!; WATER, ta abandon.. BAT A-sV
and Q R AlJf al way ready lor tea-arters. JaL
n. u. runji.KH, lTvpcwtor.
T. I), CABTEB XXtt I.XVX, Bui-erlnUwieBU.
IAR AND BILLIARD SALOON.
Montezuma Street, Comer Gurley.
L AUG EST AND BEST SALOON
IN NORTHERN ARIZONA.
deeldaU A. I- MOKLLER, rropetetor.
The Post Trader' Store.
Fort Whipple, Arizona,
Keep, for Sal,
Groariti, Provitiont, Can Fruit, Clothing
Root, Shoet, Stationery, Fancy Goods,
Tobacco, Cigaxt, c.
OEO. VP. BOWERS, Proprietor.
vtm. x. Kxtxr, r. a. UTcra exa
Kelly & Stephens,
AM) DEALERS IN
Tobacco and Cigars,
Fanoy GoodB, Yankee Notiona,
Fresh Fruit; Garden Seeds, &o.
Prescott, January 18, 1673 JulB-TOlf.
location of Mining Claims,
FOR BALE AT THE MINER OFFICE.
tor or Miner thoold go Into th. country with.
out a auppl
tbes very nanay ana correct reaay-maa
BUY YOU II
FRESH MEAT AND VEQETAILES
.. .. AT TUB....
PIONEER MEAT MARKET
Gil ANITE BTREET, I'll Efi COTT,
Kat plenty of both, and you will soon be as troor sa aa or,
as 11 a tmtur, and a stout , around thu waist, as a Prtsl.
I'ltscott, August 13, 1S71.