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Vol. XII. o. 1.
PRESCOTT, ARIZONA, FBIDAY EYpESTr, JANUARY S, 1S75.
THE ARIZONA MINER.
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"THE MINER." Prescott, Arizona.
J. E. MrC:iffrcy, an able lawyer of Tucson,
lias taken into partnership with him, Jno.
W. Clark, Eq.
The Texas Rangers are linking it hot for
Lo, the poor Indian, in the neighborhood of
Double Mountain, in Northwest Texas.
The California Southern Pacific R. R. is to
be built to a point about twenty-four miles
this side of Ilakersfield depot, and there it
will halt for awhile until home necessary tun
neling can be done.
flov. Allen's friends say he neither 6eeks
nor would decline tho nomination for the
Presidency, but docs not intend to be used
as a cut's paw to further the interests of any
The "Wheeler expedition found many in
teresting things in their recent, trip through
Arizona ; rare plants and birds, and a new
variety of deer, were among their discoveries.
And they discovered, what Arizonuns knew
before, that a large section of Arizona was
well watered and fertile and capable of sup
porting a large population, and corn was
Touml growing equal to that produced in the
fertile prairies of Indiana and Illinois.
The Inyo (Cal.) Independent animadverts
upon an article published in this paper about
Indian Agent Tonner and Eph Harrington.
It says about the latter that " Mr. Harring
ton is too well known hereabouts, for such
shaft to wound him in the estimation of his
old fellow citizen." So it appears that Mr.
Harrington, like many other such gentry,
goes away from home when he has any devil
ment to do.
Ira IL Hay, of Camp McDowell, is not
the author of "To My Mary." He says his
Marv is a Matilda.
The Montana papers want their Legisla
ture to repeal a nonsencical and bad law,
which prohibits County and Territorial olli
eials from speculating in County and Terri
torial Warrants. They say it is not just to
said clficers or to holders "of .-aid warrants.
An Arizona law prohibits county officers
from dealing in warrants.
Bwersfc Richard, post traders, Fort
"Whipple, have recently increased their stock
of goods and arc in condition to fill orders
to the satisfaction of all peoplemilitary
Timber. The bill now beforo Congress
proposes to disposo of timber lands in some
of the States and all of the Territories at
the rate of S2.50 per acre, a price that can
not be called high. The bill is worked so as
to exclude, -from such sale, lands bearing
mineral as well a timber. The passage of
such a bill would at once attract attention
to the great timber belts of Arizona, on and
near the the 35th parallel.
The Las Cruccs Borderer says that it is in
formed by several prominent Mexican citi
zens of the upper counties of New Mexico,
that the masses are opposed to the elevation
of that Territory into a State.
The report of the Grand Jury of Yuma
county published in the Sentinel shows the
- county indebtedness to be S32,292.0G in out
standing warrants and SS,550 in outstanding
Court-house bonds, .and the actual amount of
cash on hand $2,194,10.
Tho people, whose great delight it is to
Ehuddcr at darkened seances, where spiritual
manifestations arc tho refreshment given to
slake their thirst for the supernatural, have
been watching with interest the movements
of Katie King, a young lady who was de
cently buried in the ago of Elizabeth, but
who intrusively persisted in cominc back to
this earth to tell tho people of London and ;
Philadelphia what she knew about things. I
oho was an undoubted wonder, respectably
vouched for by Robert Dale Owen, Professor
Crooks, Mr. Wallace and other distinguished
scientists. But now comes the astounding
news that Katie King is a number one fraud.
Instead of being a romantic, interesting spirit,
it is discovered that she is a couw onplacc.
hash eatiug creature of veritable flesh and
blood. The lovers of spiritual phenomena
atjabercaved. A vacancy now exists for a
firsPclrtss; ghost of the Elizabethian age.
.pnnsr aiontr vour stunts.
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TllK DAILT ARIZONA MIXER itm started December 1st.
, Immediately after the completion oAuzotas first
ISjradal to t-s Miner by TJ. 8. Military and "W. U. Lines
Foreign and Domestic'
Salt Lake, Dec, 31. A number of wealthy:
citizens of Utah yesterday effected an organ
ization to currv forward an extension on the
Utah Southern R. R., from Payson City, 75
miles troin bait Lake, to a point 200 miles
south, connecting with the Texas & Pacific
at the head of the Gulf of California. The
charter of the company demands the comple
tion qi me road in two voire.
Paris, Dec. 31. A Madrid dispatch of to
day's date says Prince Alfonzo, son of the
ex-Queen Isabella, has been proclaimed King
of Spain and is recommended byall the for
eigns comprising the XortlTand-Centre.
Vicksburg, Dec. 30. The Congressional
Commit too to im-estigate the troubles, ar
rived to-dty. The Legislative Committee
iostructed to investigate the Vicksgurgin
snrreetiop,d?becn in session'-scveral dnv's.
A special election, to All Crosby's place as
sheriff, will be held to-morrow.
New Orleans, Dec. 30. Coroner Dc La
Blanc made an affidavit against Warmouth,
charging him with murder. The case was
tried to-day beforo Judge StOe3. Several
witnesses were examined whose testimony
agreed substantially with the account of ex
Gov. Warmsett. After hearing the evidence,
Judge Stoes decided that the charge of mur
der was nor proven against Warmouth, and
the prioner was discharged.
Oltow;, Dec. 30. A malignant type of
small-pox is raging among the Indians at
Piconock. The Indians are very destitute,
and the males are either dead or have left
Wa.-dnngton, Dec. 30. The total amount
of mutillated currency received from the
Treasury b' the Comptroller, since the pas-
sage oi i ne ici ot June jvui last, is over
four million dollars, nearly the whole
amount of which has already been issued in
new National bank notes.
New York, Dec. 30. Kolakana was given
a reception to-night by the Free Masons of
the city, who were present in large numbers.
The remains of Gerritt Smith left to-night
in charge of relations, for Petersboro, for bu
rial. Ex-Senator Morgan declines the Russian
Virginia, Nov., Dec. 30. A shift of 10
men were blown up by an explosion in the
Sutro tunnel, at -1 o'clock this morning. Two
of the miners, whose names were John De-
lany and Samuel Richards, were blown into
Washington, Jan. 2. Vice President Wil
son has arrived and will preside in the Senate
during the remainder of the session.
San Francisco, Jan. 2. Gobi in New York
1125-and 112f; Gecnbacks in San Francisco
New York, Jan. 2. Gov. Tilden was inau
gurated yesterday at Albany. Gov. Dix
left the city under a large escort of citizen
soldierv. Henry Ward Beecher received a
thousand calls yesterday.
Vinita, Indi.sn Territory, Jan. 2. The
people of this place arc greatly excited. It i
reported that a hundred armed adherents of
John Ros arc within 12 miles of the town
and propose to capture it. The women and,
children are ready to leave, the citizens
are preparing to meet the attack.
Madrid, Jan. 2. The Spanish army and
navy yesterday acknowledged King Alfonzo.
It is reported that the King will adopt con
ciliatory measures toward Cuba.
Paris, Dec. 31. Spanish dispatches state
that Prince Alfonso has been invited to visit
the Army of the North.
The ships in the harbor of Santander have
hoisted the Royal flag ; Serauo acquiesces.
The Minister of the Interior has sent the
following dispatch to the Governors of the
provinces: "Alfonzo has been unanimously
proclaimed King, by the nation, the army
anil the ministry. A regency has been
formed under the presidency of Canova Del
Castillo, without a portfollio. We hope
your patriotism will induce you to lirmly
maintain the great interests confided toyoti."
The Alfonites consider that Carliam has
received its death blow.
Ex-Queen Isabella has received the fol
lowing dispatch: "All the towns haverc-j
sponded enthusiastically to the proclamation
of Prinio I)e Rivera, Captain General of
Madrid. We pray our Majesty to trans
mit the news to your son. We congratu
late you on this grand triumph achieved
(Signed) Gen. Piuemo De Riven a. !
The Times' Paris correspondent telegraphs
that, he had an interview with Alfonso, who'
is still in Paris. He said he was ready to
start for Spain, but it was necessary for him
to wait for a dispatch which is expected to
day. He had expected news of his procla
mation; his ma will remain in Paris. He
concluded as follows: I am not King of an'
party; my ministry will be composed of all
shades of opiuion.
New Orleans, Jan. 4 The Legislature is
inVession; perfect order prevails and it is
thought that a compromise will be effected.
Troops are held in readiness to quell any dis
turbance. Carson, Jan. 4. Both Houses of the Leg
islature organized to-day. In the Senate C.
0. Stevenson was elected President pro tern;
in the1 Assembly Doocy, of Lyon county, was
San Francisco, Jan. 4. Senator J. P.
Jones, of Nevada, was married to the daugh
ter of Eugene L. Sullivan on New Year's
Washington letters report Felscnheld, of
San Diego, actively at work and hopeful of
the outlook. Tho funeral of the late Dr.
John F. Morse took place yesterday, and was
the most imposing that has taken place in
many years. Yesterday a party of boys, who
have for 6ome time past bothered an old
man named Smith, made another raid upon
him; Smith got excited and threatened to
shoot, but tho boys laughed when Smith
fired and killed an innocent boy who had
just come to see the trouble.
Gold in New York 113; Greenbacks in San
Francisco 87$ and 89.
Constantinople, Dee. 31. Since the famine
set in in Asia 3tinor 50,000 persons have
left the country. Half of whom have since
succumbed to disease.
Boston, Dec 31 Imparts of New Hamp
shire last night tho mercury stood at 30 dc
grces below zero.
Tucson, Jauary 1. Hugo Richards ar
rived last night and to-day came Gideoa
Brooke and W. J. O'NeiL completing iht
Col. K. S. Woolsey, of Maricopa and Sam
uel Purdy, jr., of Yuma, came iu by private
A large majori ty of the legislators arc now
among us and buttonholing is beinir carried
'on to an alarming extent; each member hav
ing inthctcd upon him inumerable apnlica
tions for every position within the gift of
their respective houses.
O. C. Bean took his departure for Prescott
on the day follqwing his arrival here. It is
evident that any coutcst anticipated before
the Legislature in consequence of the action
of Yavapai count in the matter of'the Little
Colorado vote, has bcu wholly abandoned,
and the whole affair now sleeps 'ncitb
the twining woodbine.
Perhaps the grandest ball ever given iu
Arizona came otf last nicht iu the spacious
halls of the Cosmopolitan Hotel and was given
in honor of Hiram S. Stevens, Delegate elect
to Congress. More than one hundred ladies
were rnialtendancc as' wiiaaho-the- Honor
able .Delegate elct, Oov. ijallurd, members of
the coming Legislature and the rest of man
The racing on the grounds of the Tucson
Jockey Club came oft" to-day for a single dash
of one mile. Gray Eagle, Gila Gray, Jim
Lee, Grav Dick aud lied iox. were the en
tries; won by Gray Eagle, time 1:54J. About
11:JU people were present, and much money
changed hand. Pt:x.
Tucson, Jan. 2. Last night the Territorial
prisoners, Holmes and Hall, the Desert Sta
tion murderers; Moore, the Duftield murderer,
and young Rivera, sentenced to bo hung,
made a line play upon tiie jailor and about
7 o'clock decamped for parts unknown, and
most likely uncared for. The jailor was
knocked down, bound hand and foot and
locked up in a cell. They then went to the
wood pile, severed their shackles with an
axe, and went their way after an expendi
ture ot $12.Uu0 to convict them" I he repio-
bates have now saved the county money and
we would simply suggest happy Pima. Pi:x.
Verde, Jan. 2. New Year's Day passed
ofT very quietly.
Pluenix, Jan. 2. Business throughout the
Valley is steadily improving.
Hog killing is in full blast and, as a gen
eral thing, the meat is far superior to any be
fore cured. The unusual cold season greatly
facilitates operations. W. B. Ilellings & Co.
have recently purchased all the killing hogs
of Dennis & Murphy, Judge Tweed and Wil
son it Montgomery; some "500 head in all.
This firm will, in a day or two, ship a large
quantity of fresh lard and sausage to Pres
cott. The llouring mill of Ilellings & Co.
is going to be closeil on the 20th inst.
The New Year was announced to the peo
ple ot Salt River by the booming of sundry
anvils at 12 o'clock, or as near that hour ns
the docks of the town would indicate. The
first discharge considerably agitated the
young folks who were dancing the old and
!iew year together, when it became known
what the waste of powder was for, confidence
was restored and happiness reigned supreme.
The day was observed in truly Salt River
style, by eating, drinking, talking politics,
and making fresh resolution for the future.
Florence, Jan. 2. New Year's Day passed
Wickenburg, Jan. 2. New Year's Eve
passed oil in a quiet and soberlike manner.
The large boys sat up in their club rooms
waiting for the hour of midnight; at the same
time proposing new and firm resolutions to
their already voluminous constitution and
by-laws. At 12 o'clock the slumbering in
habitants of the town were aroused by the
repeated shots that were fired, rebounding,
echoing and rcverbeating from Lill to moun
tain top in thundering tones loud enough to
awaken the dead.
A grand New Year's dinner was given b
J. II. Pierson to the stage company's em
ployes and the public in general.
Maricopa, Jan. 2. Only a small portion of
our citizens adhered to the practice of watch
ing the old year out and tho new year in,
but those who did the watching had a jolly
New Year's Day was observed with due
solemnity by our citizens en masse. It pass
ed oil" pleasantly; no fights or other disturb:
Weather clear and cool.
Yuma, Jan. 2. New Year's passed oil'
quite lively here.
Weather was exceedingly pleasant anil
many of the citizens kept an open house. In
the evening Mr. Burke, the whole-souled
proprietor of the Grand Hotel, gave a com
plimentary dance and supper, which was at
tended by the elite of our cit. Everything
passed off quietly and a grand time was had
Tho Sentinel, after about two years of
steady issue, has taken a holiday.
Capt. A. II. Wilcox, of San Diego and
Lieut. Theo. Smith, Superintendent of Mil
itary telegraph, left on the San Diego stage
Information was received here last night
from the Montana that she wont aground at
La Paz ou the night of the 17th of December
and would be detained there several days for
repairs. She is looked for daily now.
The new county officers of Yuma county
qualified for their respective offices yesterday
and immediately entered upon their duties.
Tho shipments of freight into the Territory
has been quite large tho past week-; Hooper
& Co., David Ncahr and the Quartermaster's
Department, shipping a large quantity. A
number of trains are now waiting the arrival
of the steamer and will leave as soon as she
Yuma, Jan. 4. Sheriff Werringer has ap
pointed James Riley, of this place, Deputy
Sheriff and Jailor.
Dr. F. H. Goodwin, U. S. Marshal, has
qualified and entered upon his duties.
8. n. Brinley left yesterday for Tucson.
No news from the Montana.
Tuciion, Jan. 4. J. W. Gcarhart. reporter
for the courts, arrived yesterday by'stagc.
The Governor has offered a reward of S500
for tho arrest of the four prisoners who es
caped. New Year's is over and people in the
Valley are turning their attention strictly to
business again. In town Mr. Goldwater has
opened with a splendid assortment of dry
goods and hardware ; Mr. Wormser is going
to move to main street this month and wHl
open with a splendid assortment of general
C. C. Bean arrived at East Phoenix Sat
urday evening, and is tho guest of W. B.
Hellings. He will leave lor Prescott to
morrow. Sam Hughes came in from his mine on the
San Pedro, near Trcs Alamos. Ho brought
in a lot of bullion, and reports very rich rock
in tho mine. Working an arastra the result
-hows an average of SG in silver out of tvery
25 pounds of ore crushed.
Cql, Hodgej special repcrtcr for the Chron
iclej has returned from another trip vut iu
the country, lie expresses a very decided
and ilattering opinion of the mines which
havcxaiready come under his notice.
Yuma, Jan. 5. Weather continue very
City election takes place here to-day; but
little, interest in the result.
No news from tho steamer Montana. It
was rumored here yesterday that she was in
sight but nothing has yet transpired to eon
j Vrom our Special LeguIaUve Reporter.
Toson, Jan. 3. The respective Houses
of thr'.LegisIature, in caucus to-day, deter
mineu "Sfion 'the following attaches in the
Council: Chief Clerk, E. S. Penwcll, of Yav
apai; Assistant Clerk, C. F. Cate, of Maricopa;
Sergeant at arms, W. J. Tompkins,, of Yav
apai; Engrossing Clerk, C. W. Gearheart, of
Puna; hnrollmg Klerk, A. Bnchta. ot Puna.
In the House for Chief Clerk, A. Cronby, of
Pima; Assistant Clerk. S. V . Carpenter, of
Pima; Sergeant at arms, Joe Phv, of Mari
copa; Enrolling Clerk, C. H. Nay lor, of Yuma;
hrrgrossmg Clerk, C V . Culver, of Pima;
Door Keeper, Robert Phimridge, of Yavapai.
No action has yet been taken m the mat
ter of Speaker of the House.or President of
the Council. A. E. Davis and S. W. Wood,
the Mchave delegation, came in yesterday,
by private conveyance, and are quartered in
the Governor's mansion.
Tucson. Jan. 4. The two Houses of the
Legislature eil'ectcd a permanent organiza
tion to-dav. The Council elected Col. K. S.
Woolsey President and the attaches men
tioned in yesterday's dispatches, except for
Engrossing Clerk, to which place J. II. C.
Wortletnoth was elected. In the House J.
T. Alsap was elected speaker, with attaches
as reported yesterday. No olher action in
A GOOD JOKE.
Tccsox, December 30.
John II. Marion: Bashford and Stevens
djd not get lost between Salt River and the
Gila; they were only traveling for extra
CIUtlSrjfAS FESTIVITIES AT CAMP
To the lilitor of the Arizona Miner:
Sin: With feelings of pleasure, I hasten
to give you a brief account of Christmas fes
tivities in Company C, Sth Infantry, htation
ed at Camp McDowell.
Through the extreme kindness of Captain
Corliss and lady, all the delicacies that couKt
bo had within reach were procured aiid cook
ed for the occasion, in exquisite style. The
mess hall was decorated with national Hags
and wreathes of evergreen, under which
were printed in large letters, "Hail Colum
bia;" "Uphold the Flag," "Long may it
wave." In the centre was suspended an
eagle with both wings extended, ns large as
life, beautifully decorated, for which, great
praise is due to Chas. Egan, post painter.
The dinner table was abundantly supplied
with everything that could be desired, and
the rules of politeness were closely observed
during dinner hour, after which, grace was
said by the 1st Sergeant, in which all heart i
ly joined iu offering thanks to God for His
many favors. After which, all returned to
the quarters, in a graceful manner, much
pleased with their dinner.
At six o'clock the ball-room was opened
and dancing commenced. Irish jigs, Yankee
breakdowns and Dutch waltzes were execu
ted in good style, until eleven o'clock, when
order, for a song, was demanded by the floor
manager, and all resumed their seats. Seve
ral national, comic and sentimental songs
were sung, which gave general satisfaction.
Several kegs of beer were tapped and demol
ished, with some of the post trader' whisky.
Numerous healths were proposed, which
were responded to"with repeated cheers, viz:
'General CrooJ- and lady ;" "Captain Corliss
and lady;" "Major Wells and lady;" also,
"Lieutenant Carter," who, I am 'sorry to
state, is about to leave us, much to the re
gret of his Company, in which he is much
At three o'clock, there was a great sensa
tion in the ball-room, by the explosion of a
keg of lager, which was a great drawback to
the proceedings it being the only one left.
Dancing was kept up until five o'clock,
when all returned to their quarters, and at
reveille each man was at his place in the
ranks, sober and able to perform anything
imposed upon him. Such is the character of
Co. C, Sth Infantry, and always has been
with few exceptions, and will be for time to
come. James Cunmxgham.
THE OLD AM) THE EW.
The year 1874 was a prosperous year for
Arizona. In it out farmers raised good
crops of wheat, barley, corn, vegetables, etc.;
our miners were no less successful in reaping
a rich harvest of precious metals; good luck
attended our stock-raisers and, iu fact, all
classes of our people. It was a year of peace
with the Indians, for which we have to thank
Prescott, Tucson and other important
towns spread themselves in this good year,
and the "Country, generally, has taken a
stride onward from which it will never retro
grade. The Territory starts into 1S75 unburden
ed with debt; free from war's alarms; thepca
scssor of good schools and churches; the
home of law and order and other good
things, too numerous to mention.
Railroads are approaching her from almost
every point of the compass; mining capital
ists are sending agents here, and wo can al
most hear tho noise of the multitude of peo
ple that are marching hitherward, their
minds set upon enjoying tho riches that lie
buried in our mines and soil, likewise the
health and vigor that comes of living-in this
"The Geasqek's Gcide for the Pacific Coast"
is the title of a new and attractive monthly, the
first number of which (for January) is now
on our tahlt. It is brim-fall of information, sta
tistical and topographical, upon matters of inter
est to the farmer and rranRer. we imnK mis
paper was needed and will be a success. It Is
published by Joslah Earl, 415 California street,
2LIXES A XD JIIXIXG.
Mr. llc&shaw, of Hassayampa district, wrs
here a few days ao, purchtaing supplies. He
showed us, at the store of 0. P. Head & Co.,
about four onces of nice placer gold,
j Bob Dougherty and another man were in
i town yesterday with a tmall pack train,
; which they loaded with provisions, tools, etc
! Jr.nilrr fnt5n litirr SliCirilW IIS tllftt
'- - 'o -at-- -
ho has sold his interest in the Silver Belt
lode to" Jo. Faut; that he has re-located tho
Golden Wreath and will soon re-locate the
Voucher. He started back this forenoon,
with a Mexican, who says he understands
E. M. Clinton and others returned hqme
recently, from Hassayampa, whither tiiey
went to re-locate mining ground.
Wm. Pointer, ot Lynx Creek, was here re
cci)tlyjinil said the wyather.up foere was a
little too cold 'for profitable anistr'aing.
Expressman Ballon was in our office yes
terday and stated that Mcllenry & Kent,
owners in the General Crook mine, will soon
arrive here with more gold.
Three water-wheels, to drive arastras, are
i being constructed on tho east fork of the
I Mcllenry and partner have a shaft 40 feet
'deep, on the Crook, which yields very rich
j free sold ore.
Fred Henry was here lately, from Walnut
Grove district, and informed us that the
miners thereof were doing well at the time
Tom Simmons and others have gone to
Bradshaw to make "expenditures" upon
Messrs. Pierce and Kelly, mining capital
ists, (or agents for capitalists,) who recently
came here from Tucson, havo visited the
Tiger. Haven't learned what they thought
We have to thank Ed. W. Wells for a gift
of fifty feet in the War Eagle mine, Brad
shaw "district, for which feet we would not
Ex-Sheriff Herbert, D. C. Moreland and
others, will soon star: west on a prospecting
A gentleman from Verde has said to us
that the mountains on both sides of Verde
oiler tempting inducements to prospecters.
Bill Smith's ten-stamp mill, near Wicken
burg, is still crushing Vulture ore.
Andrew Hall, driver of the Mohave county
mail wagon, informs us that the Moss mill
ten-stamps is being hauled to the Sandy,
where it will be set up and caused to work
rock from the Greenwood and other mines.
Ho also said that a mill to work the Key
stone lode will shortly be set up, in Mineral
W. W. Standifer. a very observing; ccntle-
man, visited uouavc county, a snort time
ago, and returned here perfectly satisfied
with its mineral wonders. He speaks of
another rich silver mine which was recently
found and located, near the Sandy. It is
from 15 to 50 feet wide and assays well.
McCrackin & Owen, (Mr. S. says,) have
sold 3,000 feet of their famous lode for
S150,000. The owners of another location
on this mine have sold for $G0,000.
Our Ccrbat correspondent talks as follows:
Cr.uu.vT, A. T., Dec. 2S, 1874.
To the Editor of the Arizona Miner:
Dear Sir: Our citizens are enjoying the
holidays, and the spice of their enjoyment
is in the fact that they think their long
awaited cxpestatious are about to be reali
zed. Col. D. Bucl hni purchased the grand Mc
Crackin mine from Mr. McCrackin, Chloride
Jack and others, for the sum of 240,000,
and it is considered a very cheap bargain.
Those who' have examined this claim con-
ssder it a second Comstock. I saw some of
the rock which assayed $2,700 per ton.
Men are at work taking down the mill on
Colorado river, for the purpose of removing
to this mine, and when once in operation,
under the management of R. Stein, will, un
doubtedly, give magnificent returns in gold,
as the vein is enormous in size and very rich.
The celebrated Gun-Sight mine is again
yielding to its owner, II. B. Peterson, beau
tiful ore that carries $l,"i00 per ton. He
has three men at work and, to show his
friends in Prescott that he is not drawing
on his imagination for fact-, he intends to
send some samples there.
All prominent mines in this vicinity and
Mineral Park and Chloride are looking
well, and minera are busy taking out rock
for Col. Buel's mill. All the rock worked
at this mill has more than realized the ex
pectations of miners; in fact, the mill is a
Abe Bateman (brother of the celebrated
Isaac Bateman, the mining expert, capitalist,
and partner of Col. D. Buel) is at the Mc
Cracken mine, and the knowing ones proph
ecy that, in a short time, there will bo a
rush for our county and its minerals that
will astonish, even, old '49-crs.
' ' John Dobbs.
A recent letter from a friend, in Castle
Dome district, informs us that there were, at
date thereof, 1G0 tons of Castle Dome ore nt
the mouth of the Colorado river, on its way
to San Francisco; and 200 tons more in the
district, ready for shipment.-
Eighty men are employed in tho district,
which has proved itself one of the best in
Several mines near Tucson arc paying
those who are working them.
The Chicago Commercial speaks in high
terms of praise of the studio of Mr. C. Gen
tile, in that city. Mr. Gentile was formerly
in Arizona, and the encomiums'are, doubtless,
A letter from Rev. C. II. Cook, in charge
of the Pima Indian schools, is published in
the Citizen of the 26th ult. He reports that
in the Spring only one teacher was employed,
but that, during the Fail, two inoro were
added. Ho Bays that tho average daily at
tendance during the Fall will probably
amount to about 70. He reports that the
progress of the pupils has been satisfactory,
and acknowledges donations to the amount
of 175 in aid of the ork.
H. Raniboz, of Wickenburg, has-gone to Cali
fornia, on a rislu
A CATHOLIC BISIIOP COOKS
Tccsos, A. T., Dec. 15, 1374.,
To the Editor of' ike Arizona. Mihtrz
Dear Sik You will place me under many ,
obligations if you will publish in your valia
ble paper the following remarks in rply to
an aiticl- whirli appeared in the San Diego
Union, of Dec 3d, as a spccial from its Wnali- ,
In the first place, I will say that tho
charge tuadu by R. A. Wilbur, Papago-Indian
Agent, in his report to Coumisfoner
of I-'f'ian Afia! s, are false in each and every .
particular, and can be proven so by all our
houest citizens and by fully nine-tenths o'f
Taking now his charges in detail, he fays: '
'The Catholic Priests are attempting to re;
luce the Indians to a state of vassalage aud
s the proof ? It certainly does not appear in
he article; but lam most happy to state
hut, the only way the Cuiholic Priests are,
it present and Id ways haebeen, trying to
lo harm to these Indians is, by visiting them
is often as possible, viz: twice a week;
preaching to them the Gospel of Christ ;
answering their call., either by day or night,
in case oi sickness, and by attending to their
spiritual wants, all this without any com
The Indians referred to (the Papagos) arc
living about niie miles from Tucson, where
we reside, and, I can assure you, it is no tri
fling labor for us to visit them regularly, be
sides being a source of expense to us every
ear. Fov all this, we reeieveonly the grati
tude of the Indians thin is our only earthly
reward, and if tuis is reducing them to a
slate of vasalaK'," I fail to understand tho
meaning of the word.
Agent Wilbur, again, says that, "the Priests
are opposed to the public school system."
What public school system does the Agent
mean? I cannot say. If he refers to the
system established amoug tho Papagocs, it
is well known to every body that we are in
favor of it, as it is one of our institution,
though supported by Government. The
school is directed by four Sisters of Saint
Joseph three of whom were brought from
St. Louis, Mo., at my own expense. On the
contrary, far from " being opposed to this
school, we are proud of it ; but, I can assure
you, it grieves us much to sec it daily neg
lected through the carelcssniss of the Agent,
Who does nothing to advance this, or, any
other of the best interests of the Pnpagoes.
If tho Agent rclers to"lho public school
system in general, all we have, so far, dono
against it, has been to support our own Cath
olic schools, established here by us with the
kind aid of our imputation, long before the
patrons of the public school system weie -known
here, and only wish we were able to
multiply our schools to a greater extent.
Tho Agent's charge that, "we aro in every
way imposing upon and oppressing these In
dians," is simply absurd. We do all we can
for them. We ask "for nothing. We get
nothing. Where the "impositioiV' where
the "opposition ?" This, charge requires no
The agent particularly says that, "these.
Priests are not Americans, but Mexicans."
He is greatly mistaken ; they are neither
one nor the other. And even it they were
Mexicans, what crime in that ?
Mr. Wilbur's reasons for making the fore
going charges are: Some time ago the Pa
pago Indians were placed by our Govern
ment under the charge of the Catholic
Church, and as I was informed at the Indian
office in Washington, I, as tho representative
of that church in Arizona, was to bo held re
sponsible for its management. Mr. Wilbur
was then agent. At that time knowing very
little of him and having gome confidence iu
him, 1 coincided with the Department that
he be retained as such. I ioon found out,
however, that my duty to Government and
the Indians required mo to request from the
Department, through our Commissioner,
General Ewing, that Mr. Wilbur be removed
and another Agent appointed, and at this,
no doubt, Mr. Wilbur felt himself aggrieved.
Up to the present time, no change in
Agents has taken place, aud, to-day the
Catholic Church is in charge of Indiana
whose Agent openly defies and, publicly and
officially, maligns and slanders us. No bene
fit can be derived by tho Government or tho
Indians as long as such a state of affairs
exists, and I shall only more strongly urge
upon the Department, through our Commis
sioner, General Ewing, the demand hereto
fore made, viz: that Mr. Wilbur be removed
from his position and another Agent ap
pointed. Very respectfully, your ob't s'v't,
" tZ. B. SALrOIXTE,
Bishop of Dorylee,.
Vic. Ap. of Arizona..
Mr. E. S. Pcnwell, our special corres
pondent at Tucson, has been elected Chief
Clerk of the Council. Ho is thoroughly
qualified for the position and will-make" acT "
In an article on the Chirichua Apache?,,
the Citizen takes back all it h.t3 ever said
about depredations committed by these In
dians and gives them a certificate of good
moral charactei. Iu the face of the large
amount of Mexican testimony to the con
trary we are rather surprised at this sudden,
The Citizen publishes an article uponriil
roads, and under that head, ventures topreV
diet that "the largest city of this Territory
will be built in its agricultural stjetion.""
This is by no means a self-evident proposi
tion. While the Humbolt Valley, rich in
agricultural resources, has no largo city,.
.i i . . i -... ; v i. r tr: :
ine large is u cuy in wcvaua is vuyojiu tiij,
which has no agricultural advantages at all.
A petition for a daily mail from San Diego
to Messilla, New Mexico, is in circulation at
Tucson. The petition represents that tho
growing business interests of the country on
the route, its rapid settlement, and the de
velopment of its mining and agricultural re
sources, render an increasa oi mail facilities
necessary. We endorse these views, and, on
the samo grounds, would like toseea tri
weekly service put on from San Bernardino,
via Panamint and thi3 place; .to Santa Fc,
New Mexico, which would fill a want long -felt.