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Yol. XI. No. 50.
THE ARIZONA MINER.
- rUBMSHED DAILY AND WEEKLY,
Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona,
JOHN J3L. MAKIO :N.
THE WEKKLY MINER.
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"THE HIKER." Prescott, Arizona.
Ttfcson is to Lave a social club.
Archbishop Aletnany received a 5,000
check for his services in the Newlands-Sha-ron
One Thomas Hogue, who Is believed to bo
in Arizona, is wanted as a witness in the
Mountain Meadow massacre case.
The St. Louis Times prints several col
umns of Military and Indian new., from this
Territory, which news was sent to Colonel
Whipple, of Gen. Sherman's staff.
Wc learn that Mr. Frazcr, formerly night
watchman of this place, has leased Union
Pass Station, on the Prescott and .Mohave
road, and intends to keep up the good repu
tation of the place.
Items nv Tei.kokai'ii. This year's cotton
crop is estimated at thirty-one aud a half
Fifty of the graduating class of a New
Orleans high school, left, recently, because
of an attempt to force negroes into the school.
gpvorHnrirr. and costly building?, in Wa re
tain and Pembroke Streets, Boston, were
recently destroyed by tire.
T. W. Brooks, formerly of Prescott and
vicinity, is now, wc believe, agent for the
Pi-Utc Indians of the Muddy reserve, Ne
vada, and informs us, by letter, that he will
shortly visit his old home and friends, in
Arizona, we presume.
He says in his letter, that he wrote us a
communication, but we have, so far, received
nothing of the kind from him.
A California exchange says :
"It costs i" per day to keep a team of horses
at Panamlnt. Hay is Lay out there."
Well, what of it, so long as a team of
horses can make from $50 to S100 per day.
Such "things" as hay used to be very high
in this part of Arizona, but industry has
brought prices down, as it will at Panamint,
which appears to be a very prosperous sta
tion on the road to northern Arizona.
Dr. James Wright, Agent for the River
Crow Indians at Bozeman, Montana, is the
latest addition to the hagiograpln of the In
dian Ring, upon the charges of peculation,
malfeasance and embezzlement. The circum
stances arc too tedious for publication in de
tail and perpetuate the dull, unvarying mo
notony of Indian Bureau corruption ami mis
management to which our reader1, as well as
those of every other western journal, have
The Chamber of Commerce of San Diego,
j California, have asked Mr. McCormick, dele
gate to Congress from this Territory, to use
his influence in behalf of San Diego. The
request was, in our opinion, a useless one,
as McC has, according to report, too many
lots in San Diego to admit of his neglecting
the interests of said town.
Resolutions from the people of northern
Arizona requesting him to use his iullucncc
in the matter of procuring tri-weckly mall
service on the 35th Parallel route ought to be
next in order, now that San Diego and the
32d Parallel people arc fixed with shortened
schedule on their mail route.
Arizona's New Maiishal. Francis II.
Goodwin, who, the telegraph tells us, was rc
eentlr nominated and confirmed 17. S: Mar
shal of the Territory, vice George Tyng, rc
stgnedj came to the Territory soon after the
close of our civil war and settled in Tucson,
Pima county, where he sided with Mr.
McCormick and satelites, who have ever
since favored him". Going to Yuma county,
a year or more ago, h tfas boosted into the
office of sheriff, and filled Dana's unexpired
term. He. wag a candidate for said oflice at
the recent election and, by referring to the
tarsw wc see that he received but 74 or 75
Trtes, while his two opponents received, each,
sboBt t-srioe as nucy.
We do not doubt Dr. Goodwin's ability to
tnaaa the bosiness of his new office but,
we do tKat the office should have been
givea ta saathcr gentjenin who was rc
jsied to apply for it, by thtTUteSfirshal.
Su3, ai jrEtii3 was not, is not aoTTa
soemfcer ef ti. ccii Arisaci Ricz.1' and ucas
(Special to the Miner by U. 8. Military and W. U. Lines.
Foreign and Domestic.
Washington, December 17 In the Suiate,
to-day, Hagcr introduced a copy of Hough
ton's bill for the protection of the harbor of
San Diego by turning the Snn Diego River
into False Hay. The bill was referred to
the committee on Commerce.
In the House, to-day, McCormick, of Ari
zona, made a vigorous speech, and defeated
an attempt to transfer nil public printing,
such as is now done in the Territories, to the
public printing oflice in Washington.,
The Board of Indian Commissioners re
commend Congress to form a regular Tcrri
tarial Government for Indian Territory, the
organization to include a governor, delegate
to Congress and courts of law.
In the House to-day the restoration of the
franking privilege was strongly advocated,
but a motion to strike out the repealing
clause of the act was defeated.
In the Republican Senatorial caucus, last
week, the general policy of Government
aid to internal improvements was favored by
a large number, but it war, stated that the
water system of the West was so interwoven
that to undertake the construction of the
routes recommended, by the select committee
of the Senate, would necessitate action upon
the whole, and as the estimates submitted by
the engineers aggregated SI 50,000,000. it
would, in all probability, be double that
amount before the works were completed.
This was a burden which the Government
could scarcely take up at present. In regard
to the Southern Pacific Railroad, however
a much more favorable feeling was expressed
by several Senator?, who stated that while
the improvement of water routes would in
volve direct outlay b' the Government, in
the case of the railroad the Government
would only be called upon to guarantee the
micrest on uonus, ior which it wouiu oe so-
New York, Dec. 17. The Washington
correspondent of the Times telegraphs that a
powerful combination exists in the lobby in
the interest of the Texas & Pacific and At
lantic it Pacific railroads, and the cotton tax
refund. There tire many elements for a com
bination among these enterprises. The cot
ton people are all desirous of having the
Southern P.-icilio niJronl rinnpk-tetl, be
cause it would aid in the development of the
South. There has not been, really, so much
chance for the success of these schemes as
this winter, and the fight against them must
be constant and unsparing, or they threaten
'New Bedford, Dec. 17. King Kalakaua
has accepted the invitation extended to him j
to viit New Bedford.
San Francisco, Dec. 17. Telegrams from !
Pioche, Nevada, report that the Muddy Indi
ans recently murdered M. Castero and a
family of eight persons, including a woman
and three children, near Hiho, in Southern
Utah. The murdered party were on the road
to San Bernardino, Cal.
Gold in New York, 1111; greenbacks in
San Francisco, Si) and
Berlin, Dec. 13. Mini?ter of Justice Le
onlmrt intends to resign, on account of ill
London, Dec. 14. The Bishop of London
has prohibited Bishop Colenso from preach
ing in this diocese.
Paris, Dec. l.'. The Deputies of the Left
to-day adopted a congratulatory address to
Oscar de Lafayette, on the late presentation
from the United States.
Santander, Dec. R. Two vessels have been
wrecked off this coast. Eight lives lost.
London, Dec. K5. A correspondent of
the Daily News at Bayonne telegraphs that
there is a report in circulation that General
Loma has died of wounds received in the last
battle with the Carlists. Dispatches from
San Sebastian, the General's headquarters,
leave the report unconfirmed. Reports from
Caiiist sources assert that he was killed on
Berlin, Dec. 13. In the Reichstag, yester
day, Herr Lasker called attention to the ar
rest of Ilerr Majunke, a member of that
body, and moved that the committee on
standing orders report as soon as possible, if
the arrest of deputies during the session are
admissable, and if so, how they can eventu
ally be avoided. The motion was unani
mously adopted. The committee subse
quently decided that the arrest of Majunke
was inadmissablc, and recommended the
Reichstag to order his immediate liberation.
Winncmuca, Nevada, Dec. 12. In this
town, this evening, a man named Peter
Riggs stabbed a gambler known as Sleepy
George Eye witnesses say the stabbing was
without provocation. He is still alive, but
little hope is entertained of his recovery.
Merced. Cal.. Dec 13. The excitement
over the murder ot Editor Madden by
Granice is gradually subsiding.. Granice, who
has been in Modesto jail since his capture,
will be brought to this place to-morrow by
the sheriff, who seems to have no fear of a
mob making an attempt to get hold of his
Stockton, Dec-13. At 7 o'clock this even
ing a fire was discovered in rear of Hewlett's
hardware store, caused by the burning of a
lot of rubbish. It was quickly subdued by
firemen, when it was discovered that the
store had been entered by burglars, who had
made preparations to rob the safe during the
yrNew Orleans, Dec IS The Chamber of
(Hrtnincrce, at its regular meeting adopted
PRESCOTT, ARIZONA, THURSDAY EYENDfc, ,1)ECEVBER 2i,JSU.
resolutions as follows : That the Chamber
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R. R. Co. and endorses and approves of rflr
cent modifications in its charter, and that
we call on our representatives in Congress to
use their power in giving National aid to'j
this road, and further wc request Congress to'j
give such aid and assistance to the road as'l
may be necessary to insure its speedy com-1
San Francisco, Dec. 18 The earnings of
the Central Pacific R. R. during the month
of November were $314,000, an increase of
85,000 over same month last year.
Telegrams from New York regarding opfeirly and speedily deaftjtitadge Lynch
position steamship line, .to China are very
contradictor-; it is about an even thing be
tween true and false in the intelligence.
Carson, Nov., Dec. 19. John Murphy,
who was to have been hanged yesterday, has
been reprieved for six days. It was received
just before the time for execution.
San Francisco, Dec. 19 In the case of the
German bondholders against the California
Pacific R. R. Co., Judge Hoffman to-day ren
dered a decision against the petitioners, they
not holding one-third of the indebtedness of
the company. The Court gives the creditors
tcfl days time within which other creditors
may join them and make up the third neces
sary to throw the company in Bankruptcy.
Gold in New York 111?; Greenbacks in
San Francisco S9J to 90.
San Francisco, Dec. 19. A special dis
patch from China, by cable via London,
New York and Overland wire, has just been
received at the Merchants' Exchange? giv
ing intelligence of the burning of the Pacific
Mail Co.'s steamer Japan, at sea, 40 miles
below Swatow ; no other particulars.
New York, Dec. 19. A special from
Dong Kong says, the Pacific Mail steamer
burned Thursday last, 17th. A few of the
crew and passengers arrived here. It is
feared many lives were lost. The steamer
is insured for li30,000.
Washington, Dec. 19. Ex-Senator Ben.
Wade, of Ohio, made an agreement, yester
day, before the House Pacific R. 11. Com.,
in favor of aid to the Northern Pacific Road.
A strong fight will be made on behalf of the
Continental 11. R. project, whoso friends had
a hearing before the House Com. on Trans
portation, lat week. The bill is before that
Committee and in the hands of a sub-Committee
for special consideration. It propo
ses that Government shrill guarantee tho in
terest on one-half of the cost of a railroad
from New York to Council Bluffs, Iowa.
The Texas-Pacific bill is the strongest 11. R.
measure before the present Congress, and
the only one that can count with tolerable
certaint' upon success. Its strength con
sists in the union of various elements in its
favor, which cannot be wielded as a body
for any other railroad schemes. The friends
of the measure arc well organized and work
ing with energy, and very efliciently.
The bill introduced by Senator Ktlley, of
Oregon, proposes to give Government aid to
a narrow gauge It. R. from Portland and
Dalles, Oregon, to Salt Lake. This road
aims to furnish an outlet to the whole East
ern section of Oregon and give direct com
munication to Eastern cities.
New York, Dec. 19. The Pacific Mail
Steamship Company has reduced the rates
of passage to and from San Francisco to the
Washington, Dec. 17. Frclinghuyscn,
from the committee on Agriculture reported
back the bill to enable the committee on Ag
riculture to make a special distribution of
seeds, with an .amendment that 5,000, in
stead of SoO.OOO, be appropriated for the
purpose. The amendment was agieed to and
the bill passed.
New York, Dec. 21. Trade is only fair
and prices are without much change; nearly
all the lcadintr commodities are alrcadv down
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liar, some below. Many kinds of,
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to hard p
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the war. 1 he steamer Colon, which sailed
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hence on Saturday for Asmnwall, broke the
blade of her propeller and anchored in the
stream. Her passengers were transferred to
the steamer City of Takio and have gone for
ward. New Orleans, Dec. 21. Paris, in Lamar
county, Texas, is soon to be connected with
the R. R. towns of Texas and Arkansas, by
the Texas & Pacific Co., who have resumed
work on the Trans-contmental branch of the
line and will rapidly close the gap between
Brookston and Paris.
Chicago, Dec, 21. A severe slecc storm
prevails throughout the East.
San Francisco, Dec 21. The excitement
in mining stocks was greater to-day than
ever. The leading Comstock mines took a
long stride foward; Consolidated Virginia
and California, each reached S500 per share
and Ophir went up to 190.
Gold in New York 111; Greenbacks in
San Francisco S9J and 901.
Yuma, Dec. 18. Weather this morning is
warm and pleasant.
Giles Merrill, one of our oldest citizens,
leaves to-doy for San Francisco,- where he is
to make his future home.
Tho barge from up river ports arrived last
j j,; ami wni ieave as soon as loaded, which
will probabl be on Sunday.
Florence, Dec 18. On stage bound west
last night the passengers were C. W. C.
ftowell, of Yuma, and Geo. Tyng, ex-U. S.
Marshall, who is on his way to the Coast.
Col. U. 0. Hodge, corrcipondent for bcv-
1 eral papers, is spending aVew dayKin itliis
vicinity for the purpose ofl collecting facts
and gathering information for. pnblication in
;thts Valley and Territory m general.
Tucson, Dec. 18: In the District Court
the case of Wm. Hall for murder of two
Mexicans at Desert Station in Julv last, the
jury have been out all night and have not yet
agreed. , It was whispered around town last
flight that onaman on the jury had agreed
o hang thejury; The citizens seem to have
arrived at the conchwion that the courts of
(justice are too slow andra tampered with
ynndifsomeof these murder cases arc not
will be very apt to make his appearance in
our midst. There is very little excitement
but there seems to be a calm, set determina
tion on the part of the citizens generally.
Last night Fred Hughes' corral, on the
outskirts of town, was broken into and robbed
of twxs valuable horses.
Tucson, Dec. 19. Stealing prevails some
what here; a theft for nearly every night in
the wojk. On Thursday night Dr. Brown,
recently from Sonora, occupying a room in
the Cosmopolitan Hotel, fronting rear of the
Court-house plaza, met with a heavy loss.
The thitves stole from his room 400, deeds
and papers relating to mines in Sonora, his
medical diploma, silver watch, lot of cloth
ing, etc. The papers arc regarded the most
A Tucson social club has been organized
with a membership of thirty and gives prom
ise of being a success.
In the District Court, 0. V. Moore will be!
tried on another indictment for murder,
there having been one against him for killing
the Mexican Baca and another for killing his
companion. The second trial is set for to
day. In the case of Hall the jury, after be
ing out 24 hours, brought in a verdict of
guilty of murder in the second degree.
Phamix, Dec. 19. At request of citizens
G. II. Oury will deliver an address this even
ing on questions of interest to the people of
Mr. Joe Phy left this morning for Stanwix
in the interest of Oury. Joe is a good man
and if anything can be done in the Gila pre
cinct he is the man to accomplish it.
Florence, Dec. 19 Last night was un
doubtedly the coldest one of the season, ice
forming eigth of an inch; Therm, at 8 o'clock
Wickenburg, Dec. 19. Judge Wyman, of
Cleveland, Ohio, and Prof. Pierce, of Tucson,
left here last night, by private conveyance,
Last night was the coldest night of the
season ; heavy frost this morning ; minimum
thermometer an hour before sunrise regis
Yerde, Dec. 19. Beach's train, loaded
with government goods, which left Ehren
berg Nov. 21st, arrived yesterday morning.
Weather continues cool but not unpleas
ant. Yuma, Dec. 19. Cold and wintry this
morning, thermometer at Yuma Depot read
ing 38 at 7 o'clock. Ice formed in some places
The Yuma City Brewery is now in full
blast, and the beer manufactured is pro
nounced first class.
Barge No. 3 left yesterday, for mouth of
the river, to connect with the steamer Mon
tana. The Montana is expected to arrive at
the mouth of the river on the 22d of De
cember, and the connecting boat to arrive
here about the 2Gth.
Interior shipments, the past few days, have
been quite large, Wm. B. Hooper it Co. hav
ing shipped 105,000 pounds, the U. S. Quar
termaster Department a large amount and
51.000 pounds of citizen freight.
The district grand jury have concluded
their labors, and Mr Redondo, foreman, has
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made his report, which is a most able and
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which indictments Were
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found were con-
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will be done this term. The grand jury re
turn thanks to his Honor Judge Porter and
others for their assistance.
Quite a fleet of prairie schooners have left
town within the pist few days, among which
are the teams of Messrs Cavancss, Fields,
Haydcn, Myers and Quinian.
Wickenburg, Dec. 21. -W. L. Osborne, of
Phamix, left this morning for Prescott, with
a large load of Christmas turkeys, chickens,
fresh butter, eggs, etc. I be maromas or
Mexican Circus exhibited in town to crowded
houses on Saturday and Sunday night. The
trapcz performance was par excellent con
sidering the many disadvantages. Some
wonderful feats were performed on the tight
rope including airial accrobatic displays.
They leave to-day for California.
Tucson, Dec. 21. Petitions in circulation
here for a daily mail servico between San
Diego and Messilla.
Efforts are being made to get the sentence
of Refugio Rivera commuted and Joseph T.
Holmes pardoned. It is not likcly-either
will succeed; if they should the recent tedious
and expensive trials would be rendered quite
farcial, and the successful operations of the
The Jockey Club have got out the follow
ing programme for Christmas and New
Years, on the new track: Christmas day
Gardners urey r.igle ana Jfcrencuys sorrei
marc arc matched for 500 aside, for single
da b of oOO vards. January 1st: tive en-
tr&uive been made fori the SGOO purse.
EntranceTee?50 each. The first out gets
all the entrance money except 550, which
goes to the second.
Weather very cold early this morning.
Ice half inch thick was found on tho water.
Yerde, Dec. 21. Col. Evans arrived at
this post Saturday eve. on a tour of inspec
tion. The troop.3 were reviewed and in
spected yesterday a. ro.
Weather very cool.
Yuma, Dec. 21. Hon. C. V.'. C. Rowell
and Geo. Tyng, ex-U. S. Marshal, arrived
yesterday on stage from Tucson, and Capt.
A. II. Wilcox, from San Diego. .
District Court concludes its labors. twlay
Tucson, Dec. 22. Dr. F. II. McKinncy,
writing at Ures, Sonora, Dec. 1st, to Dr.
Myers in Tucson, states that, Jacob Klirgeu
schmidt left Ures, Nov. 24th, with a Mexi
can boy, about 17 years old, a wagon "and
two horses and some goods. The first night
out the boy knocked him on the head with
a stone, inflicting many very bad wounds ;
dragged him into a thicket and left him for
dead ; robbed him of everything except his
shirt and pants, in which condition he was
found, on the 28th. exactly where left, and
barely alive. He was taken to the nearest
house, and next day word was sent for Dr.
McKenney, who immediately went to his
relief. Jacob presented a terrible sight, his
sores full of worms and terribly swollen,
eyes closed, and wholly unconscious of any
thing that occurred. The wretch of a boy
was arrested. Dr. McKinncy had an order
from Gov. Pcsquiera to take charge of the
horses and other property, and is doing
everything he can for the afilicted man.
Gov. Safford is expected to return from
his ranch to-morrow.
Col. W. B. Royall and Squire Taylor ar
rived here from Prescott last evening, hav
ing made the trip in fii'C days.
Maricopa, Dec. 22. The train of Daniels
it Murphy left here yesterday morning for
Panamint mines, via Yuma and San Bernar
dino. Weather coldest of the season; thermome
ter 3'csterday morning at, 8 o'clock, standing
at 25 degrees above zero ; to day it is some
Verde, Dec. 22. Col. Evans has conclu
ded his inspection at this post and left for
Prescott this a. m. He is accompanied by
several oflicers who intend to spend Christ
mas at Fort Whipple. - -
Yuma, Dec. 22. Capt. Hamilton, 5th
cavalry, and escort with military prisoners
for Alcatraz, arrived here yesterday. Ho
expects to leave on the steamer for San
Dr. Geo. S. Rose, post Surgeon, leaves fur
the East the coming week.
Steamer Cocopah is expected from up
river ports to-day. Tho connecting steame
Newborn leaves Yuma, Jan. 9.
Mail Matteus. Messrs. ICcrns & Mitch
ell, contractors for carrying the mail on the
Southern overland route, have just had a
streak of good luck, in that they have been
successful in having schedule time shortened,
for which shortening they are to get a3 addi
tional pay, 40,000 per annum, it is said.
This, with the old contract figures, will give
them 99,000 per year. They evidently
knew what they were about when they con
tracted to carry the mail, tri-wcekly, over
their route, for the small sum of 55,000.
Their route, we believe, extends from San
Diego, California, to Messilla, New Mexico.
The increased service was and is needed.
Government ought now to give us of the
North similar service over tho best route
from Los Angeles or San Bernardino, Cali
fornia, to Santa Fc, New Mexico, upon
which route there are, to-day, more white
people tfcan on the older route. This is a
duty government owes the citizens and sol
diers living upon and near the great 35th
parallel route, which passes through the
finest country this side of tho Rocky Moun
tains. The people of whom we sp jak must
bestir themselves, or interested parties will,
by misrepresentation, stop the officers of
government from giving them thcirjust dues.
Our California and New Mexico friends ought
to take this matter in hand and carry it
The Las Crures Borderer says it is in
formed, upon good authority, that there is
an effort being made to join together New
Mexico and Arizona, so as to make the State
movement more certain. This would doubt
less b a good thing for New Mexico, and
perhaps there are New Mexicans who delude
themselves with the idea that the combina
tion can be effected, hut wc are of the opin
ion that few, if any, Arizonans will take
kindly to the project, for they know full well
that Arizona's mines alone will soon win for
her a place among the States of the Union.
Wo are in hopo that "The A rizoua Pioneer
and Historical Society" will soon be reorgan.
ized, and that every important town in the
Territory will keep a branch of the same
running, continuously, not that we wish to
use the society as a means to political or
other nefarious ends, as did some of its first
members and promoters, but because we
wish to see old timers enthuse each otbor and
unitedly assist in keeping bright the pages
of our history.
The Los Angeles Immigration and Land
Co-operative Association will soon issue a
paper of their own, for the-puspose of adver
tising their lands, etc It will be a four
page paper,' with sir columns to the page.
Five thousand copies will bedssued and dis-
tributcd every mouth.
THE OLD HOME.
An cut-door quiet held the earth .
Beneath the Winter moon.
The cricket chirped in cozy mlrthr IPf
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jinu mc Kerne crooucu, upon mo ucariu,.
A street, old-fashioned tunc
Tie old clock ticked, a drowsy race,
With the clicking of the cricket, .
And red eoals in the chimney-place "
Vcepcd ont, with m?.ny a rosy face;
Like berries in a thicket.
The crane's arm empty, stuck ont stiff,.
And tinware on the shelves
Twinkled and vrlnked at every gUlT
in the lllckcrlnjr fire-light, aa it
They whispered to themselves
TJip ftood dame, in her ruffled cap,
Aad thebld man, with full many a gap, .
rteaa from, tue isig hook oa u:a lap.
The good words, wise and holy.
The old clock clicked; the old man read, v
' His deep voice pausing, loweriD?;
The j;ood wife nodded, dropped ber head .
The lids of both were heavy a lead -4
They were sound ajfeep and snoring."
Oh, hale old couple! sweet each dream, .
While all the milk-pans tilting
Pusa paints her whiskers In the cream,
Till John and the belated team
Urlng Maggie from the quilting.
May Time, I pray, when failing years.
Make this my voice and tbrapple,
Find my lost days of life like theirs,
As gwect with children's love and prayer,
And like a winter apple
V Scribper'a for December. ' ;
POLITIC JL. ' : ;
Keadcrs of the Mixer cannot have forgot-1
ten some facts heretofore published about tho
vote,or votes, of Little Colorado precinct,,-,
which precinct is in the eastern part of this-1
county and is almost as large as some sov
ereign States. But, wc will again revert to
The precinct is over 100 miles cast of
Prescott. It was, wc believe, established by
our board of supervisors, by request of the -requisite
number of voters, some five or six
months ago. A deputy sheriff and tax-collector
went to and through it about two
months ago, came back here and reported
that he found very few people in it and, of
course, very little taxable property. Next
camefThomas Ewing, of Tucson, whose cat
tie were in the precinct, and informed sevs
oral citizens of Prescott that ho did not
knowtof forty legal voters in the entire pre
cinct. r . t j
and honesty of which wo will not now at
tempt to deny, was, after having undergone
thorough scrutiny by the board of super-"
visors, rejected. It was then taken into
courjwith a demand upon the Judgo that it
bo counted. This, the Judge refused to
Now, as the counting of all tho Totes
claimed to have been cast in the precinct
would' have given C. C. Bean a majority for
Delegate to Congress, J. II. Behan, a major
ity for Sheriff, John Howard and J. W.
Tompkins, majorities for th6 House of 'Re
presentatives, these gentlemen and their
friends felt sore over the rejection of the
Previous to the contest spoken of, a gen
tleman who arrived here from the Little Col
orado avered that one of the judges of tho
election had told him that the vote of tho
precinct was but 100. Then, another gen
tleman, who was there on election day, has
made n like statement and is, it is now, said
here, ready to swear to the correctness of tho
statement. In rebuttal, wc have now, it is
said, the affidavits of nearly two hundred
Little Coloradans, all of whom have sworn
that the "returns" wcro correct. These
affidavits were gathered by C. C. Bean, on
his recent trip to the Voting grounds of the
Little Colorado. Again, it is said that ho
has affidavits as to the K correctness of re
turns," from one or more of the ofEcera of
election. So, upon the strength of such
"things" Mr Bean and others may contest.
Before proceeding farther, we will state
that the board of supervisors and many cit
izens arc still satisfied that the retarns were
tampered with after they left the hands of
the oflicers of election on the Little Colorado,"
and all of those citizens earnestly hope that
tho Legislature or some other competent
body will sift the matter to the bottom..
II. S. Stevens is now in possession of a cer
tificate ; in fact tho certificate of election aa
Delegate to Congress from this Territory,
which was granted and given him by tho
Governor, after the votes wcro canvassed by
the Secretary of the Territory.
But, Mr C. C. Bean hopes to be able to
"burst Stevens out" with his hatfull orLittl
Colorado affidavits and proof, which he, or
his friends say he can get, that Stevens vat
once drtir.mttl out of the United States Army,
for general worthlcssness. This is a charge,
we have never before heard made against Mr.
Establish its proof and yen will have one
good point in your favor, Mr Bean. Do not
prove it and yon will be denounced , a very
reckles3 charger, and accused, openly, of
some misdeed? 'way down south, in Tennes
see and elsewhere, which, when aired before
Congress and the country, along wth charges
you propose to make against Mr Stevww,
will go a long way to convince Eastern peo
ple that the assertion of a carpet-bag States
man" who hailed frorn thie Territory, ''that
Arizonans were mostly ex-mrjfe 4
robbers, from State'prisoas," or -f or& Jto.tbk
effect, was tros " - --"
Wo now congratulate Joha Smith pe We
defeat; for, lusi be been elected, fce weW.
very likely, stand accuse of kariag teto
antactivc part in the Mouafiie 3Ar,j-
Uacre. ' ,