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T. .T. Butlwr, Editor.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 1876.
All acconnfjt far adrcrlinna and nth
girription nhich became de on or Wore the first
day of RArwry, and all bill for legal adccr-
ftliments which appeared in the Miner prior to
that date are payable to John H. Marion. All
account accruing tince that date are payable to
T. J. Butler, the preent proprietor.
With this numlxsr of the Miner begins
the thirteenth volume of the paper, though
the 12th year of its existence will not bate
expired until March, the first number having
been issued on the 9 lb of that month in loo4
at old Fort Whipple in Chino Valley. We
are not sufficicientiy familiar with all the
-scenes through which It has passed and taken
a leading part in all these yenrs to do justire
to Its history, but many of its readers can re
call many of the events which it has faith
fully chronicled, and will do it the justice to
say that it has acted no unimportant part in
s the great drama of War and Peace that has
been played in Arizona, nor has it been an
idle spectator but a worker in the develop
ment of the material resources of the country.
This is due toourpre-decessorsin its manage
ment, and if we have -fallen short of the
standard whii:h they established the error
has been of the head and not o( the heart.
It has been our purpose to set before the
reader tho exact truth, without exaggera
tion, in order that those who read the Miner,
whether at home pr abroad might not be de
ceived or led astray by anything contained
in its columns.
During the ten months of our proprietor,
ship of the paper the population of Prescott
'-has about doubled. Our business has not
pt pacotwith the increase of population
the,lef reason for this we think may
Jifnd in the fact that a large porlion of
wlm litf oftitfvlit linniaa amnnfr lla lintrn
the victims of grasshopper and other
Um tn tlm "F.nufprn Inn from whence
(came and they were and are unable to
the means necessary to patronize the
but they are as a rule .a frugal intel
and industrious people and another
&H1 And manv of them in better circum-
Js, and if we shall be adjudged worthy
ir support we nave no tears out mac 11
freely given. Tn the mean time it
ot"be amiss to eay that the paper is on
ng basis, that its patronage is steadily
sing, and that it enters upon its tbir
ft volame strong in hope for the future
frith a full and firm determination to
fairly by all, and to swerve neither to
jht nor to, tho left either to gratify our
mbition in gaining tbo applause of men
that baser and more ignoble sentiment)
IJaoncy or their influence.
Itrn of tub Scouts. The bcouts un-
fiSeiber, who went after tho Indians
Je George Hance's oxen have retur-
f:?y followed the tracks of the Indi-
t) .-d the ster.ling to within twenty
forms us that them is no doubt as
r inmnns uiiiuuiruiL' vu iuu irtiut:
t i ti itru:. I
reservation who refuse to so to
nd came out on this raid Jin or-
Ire a supply of raw-hide for moc
ig the winter.
Mnd where all the cattle had been
Jft the only thing taken from the car
,as tho hides, except in the case of the
eoe wiien aoout enougu 01 meai was 1a
.! 10 last tneru name.
I fbc scouts made a raid on a camp of three
i urespectors in Tonto Basin, believing they
had overtakon the marauders but fortua
jsately no shots were fired and no one hurt
Whipping Post. Undo Phil
I.tlc San Francisco Examiner, and Dr. Qib-
.boBs of Alameda, senators in the Califor
nia Legislature, are maturing a law to punish
teen convicted of wife-wbipninir. at the
t seems a little barbarous at this late day
tojBvive tho whipping-post but when tho
crkieof wife-whipping is indulged in, thero
MB other punishment at all adequato to the jumpvu up aim pnncu on ais coat wuu ron
offeMc and we "staud in" with tho Doctor siderable hostility and made somo ungentle-
Mi Uncle Phil.
If wch a law should ever obtain in Ari-
should liko to be Sheriff and in case
should be convicted of this crime we
- TttottM-tfy-and t'peelvtlie bark" every lick.
The Mohave County Grand Juut and
oasd or Supervisors. Having published
K tke rr nor t of t ho Mohave Countv errand iurV 1
5 -r - u - I
v ewwiag tho iioara 01 oupervisors, wu
Vfeeetf8lly give the denial of tho present
leard of everything set forth in that report
far as the present board is concernrd. 1
They pay it was done out of pure spite and
lice and thej brand it as false that the
kpoennf KtarH ia nn line been nenrlirrent. I hpr I
v-Jll b wu.u lav. ..-.- j 1
xmit that thev may have committed errors,
they were unintentional and, such as are
to occur in all human organizations.
k K. 0. McCormick is at Tucson en
i writing his rt'port of mining affairs
na and weiild be glad to have mine
nd othfs who have any information
Tt, fuembodied in this which will
blv b t last report on aaincs author-
o pHUbed. Send to
aVI; early day a, possible all
ets they cut.
ather Elliot,1 Catholic priest of Minne-
Minn., recestfj. preached such a pow-
temptrance Mnaaa inarounKn 6igned
FROM WILLIAMSON" VALLEY.
I am now on my way West from Fresco tt
for the purpose of finisiing my rambles in
Yavapai County, and thence on through Mo
have County to the Colorado. Have stopped
over here in this beautiful and healthy valley
for a few days, and shall to-night lecture to
the good people of the valley on Arizona and
the Zuni Indians. I came on one of the easy
riding buckboard stages of the C. fc A. Stage
line, and shall go through to Hardy ville and
return by the fame line, stopping over at
every point wherever It2ms of interest can
be gleaned for the public. As it is not
generally known, it may be well to state that
this well known stage lim;, the oldest in the
Territory, is being much improved in every
respect and have quite recently revived the
old route from Prescott viu Wickenburg and
Ebrenberg to San Ikrnardino in California,
making the distance in 4 dajs and 21 hours.
The faro has been reduced to S-iO, and I ob
serve that the line is well patronized by the
public. Under the energetic management of
.Mr. Thomas, who is ire 11 posted in stage
management there can bo no doubt as to the
future success of this well known and long
established line. I find tho people of this
valley pleasant, social and intelligent, and in
habits and character not excelled by those of
any State or Territory. The 6trangcr who
goes among them for the purpose of seeking
information, or for any ligitimate purpose re
ceives a warm and hearty welcome, at least
such has been my experience and for which I
return to one and all 1113 heartfelt thanks
There is but little ncwu of interest to the
general public here, as tho citizens are of the
quiet orderly kind who believe, and act on
the principle of each attending to his or thei
own business. Mrs. Zimmerman was severely
injurod a few days since by the upsetting o
the wagon in which she, her husband -and
Mr. McCollum were returning from town. It
appears that a suspicious character was lurk
ing in the bushes this side the "divide" and
while Mr. Zimmerman was watching tho
person, his horses went out of the road and
into a deep cut in which the wagon was over
turned throwing Mrs. Zimmerman upon her
side and shoulder and for the time paralyzing
her. The injuries received although severe
have been painful but now she is happily re
covering, unnstmas was ceieorateu uere in
in a pleasant manner by a dance at Mr. Sul
Iivan's in the lower part of the valley which
was well attended and passed ofTin a pleasant
manner The Christinas festivities were kept
up lor Four days by tuo bachelors of the val
ley, who perhaps had tho most pleasant re
union ever witnessed 111 tins section o
Arizona. Old times were talked over, the
murders by the Indians in past days recalled
by different inuiviouals wjao had been actors
in the scenes narrated, speeches were made,
one of which by an old resident here, who
had lost a brother killed by the Apaches,
would do to repeat were it not for hurting
the well known modestv of the orator. The
place of meeting of the btchelor, known as
the Happy Family," was at Mr. Flournoy's
who owns a fine ranch in the upper part of
the valley. The members of the "Happy
Family." as well as all the citizens of tho
valley have my thanks for their uniform
kindness. II. U. Hodge
Januart 1st, 1876.
CHRISTMAS EVE AT CAMP VERDE.
Camp Verde, A. T., December 27, 1875.
The first thing 011 the programe this morn
ing was the horse race between Cos. I, andE,
Inr two liunrirrvl nmlnts n. skip, (lisrnnco nvc
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nunarca yarus. nats, 0.101s ana even uov
eminent socks were wagered on the race, and
one man went so far as to net his wile against
ten dollars, I would have taken him up but
my finances were rather I aw. Joe Conyer
1st Sergeant Co. E, did the engineering work
for E Co., and J. Murphy was acting in the
same capacity for I Co. Shey are both un
doubtedly excellent riders. Tho horses were
entered at 10 o'clock directly after which the
race commenced. Conyers keeping the lead
from the very first, Murphy gained on him
somo at the latter end but of no avail Conyers
came out about 20 feet ahead, no time given.
immediately attcr, a rabbit was prouueeu lor
a nice but the poor fellow had been penned
up so long that he was in no mood for runn
ing and the dog's got him before he hardly
had time to get from his starting point.
In the evening wc had a social dance ac
companied by the A Co., string band, every
thing seemed to be gratify ng with all until
man of heretofore unblemished reputation
nianly remarks which I do not wish to
chronicle and as a matter of course the young
feminincs got frightened and made straight
way for their homes, consequently the
fandango was abandoned
Charles Mason, U. S,
A., gave a Christmas
dinner, and it is due to Mnu Mason and Mrs
Younp, to say that it wis excellent. The
irtiitcfc rlirtiinrtftftL- rP tlio tuttrif imic nlimintft
were u. .Mushaweck, Joe Conyers, sergeant
"Woodall, Steward Martin and Win. P. But
bridge, nil of the U. S. A
January 2, 187G.
Light rain visited us last Wednesday, rain
jng at intervals during day and night.
Cnn;nl T T Tl r,i.t.itin Inn trie
U 1 1 L 1 14 1 11U J I. 1 LIU J I 1 1 1 lillliujtiu KVKf " 1"
indulccd in Friday eve at the residence of
Johnson & Maxwell, 3J miles south cast of
here, where the youth und beauty of the
neighborhood gyrated to the sweet music
made by Camp Verde string band. The
event was a dedication of Johnson & Max
well's new house. Verde was represented by
Win. P. Head, C. F. Brunutt, Murray Mcln-
nernay, E. Graden & wife, Al Seiber, Sam
Hill, Wm. D. Breed, T. W. Miller, Wm. F. j
ateHrart arti1 ami c.II.Chus',
Theatrical troop is orgar izing at th
rood success to the boytt. Ther
talk organizing a debating club
P. HpRd has moved.m h
is well. plowed witfc tl
Siwdal to the Miner by TJaited State an W. U. Line.!
San Diego, Jan. 3 Capt Bernard's Com
pany has arrived and will make headquar
ters here an J scout along the border, leaving
some troops at Catnpo.
Brooklyn, Jan. 3. The prosecution ot
Looder and Price is discontinued on applica
tion of the Disk Atty,
Chicago, Jan. 3. It seems certain that the
leading European powers are of opinion that
Spain ought to abandon Cuba or prove her
self able to quash the rebellion.
Spain asks for the fixing of a definite pe
r'oi in which she may aicrt her authority.
Chicago, Jan. 4. President Grant and
Secretary Bristow have been subpoenaed to
appear in Sr. Louis as witnesses in the
whiskey ring trials.
San Francisco, Jan. 3. James Anthony,
so long one of the proprietors of the Sacra
mento Union died at midnight last night of
Belcher raining company declares a divi
dend of a dollar a share.
Ophir 62; Con. Va., 430; Cal., 82.
Uold in ew iorK 110; ureenbacks in
S. F., 88 and 89.
Luttrell of CuI. has a bill ready to intra
duce allowing the Southern Pacific to build
its line eastward until it meets Scott's Texas
and Pacific line and to enjoy the Texas Pa
cific land grant for the portion of road it con
If this bill passes Scott is defeated and the
Central will have all it desires. The South
em Pacific will stop where it i. as it has
nothing to lose but the land grant, and that
they don't want.
No competing Southern road will be built
and the Centaal Pacific will enjoy its mon
IThis looks as if the railroad men knew
what they were talking about when they
said it woul take less money to buy certain
congressmen than it would to defeat them
in the election. Ed.
New York, Jan. 2. The news from At
lanta is that A. II. Stephens' physicians
think he cannot recover.
The President has announced his determi
nation to find a place for every vetran soldier
turned out by the policy of the Democratic
house of Representatives. He will make
room for them by turning out Democrats now
holding positions in tho executive depart
San Francisco, Jan. 5. The overland train
due yesterday was fourteen hours behind
time on account of a heavy fall ot snow be
tween Toano and Humboldt Wells.
Lady Bryan having been run up from 3, to
7$- broke to-day and fell to 4 and rose again
Ophir G2; Point 129 ; Belcher 3G; B. & B.,
03 ; Overman 70 ; Savage 22J ; Con- Va., 440 ;
G. t C. 22; Chollar 114 ; Cal. 83.
Gold in New York 113 ; Greenbacks S. F.,
88i and 89.
Phcenix, Jan. 2 While the young people
of this place were at a ball on Friday iiightj
or rather Saturday morning dancing the old
year out and the new year in, George Young
entered the room in a semi-drunken state,
and was tolerated for half an hour while he
behaved himself. He then became ofiensive
and was ejected by Lewis Baily.
Young then went about the saloons and
made threats that he would kill Bailey before
ruing. Afterwards he came to the ball
room and looked in at the door and went to
a window and stood there forsome time when
Bailey approached near to.it and Young shot
him from tho out-side with a shot gun.
Bailey fell instantly and the people rushed
together in a mass between the windows
fearing another shot. When Baily was
raised up his entire forehead seemed to have
been shot away. The ladies screamed in ter
ror and a scene of wildest confusion ensued.
Only two men had presenco of mind
enough to rush out after the murderer who
had escaped in the darkness.
Sixteen couple had just formed on for a
quadrille in direct rango of the shot and
strange to say, not another one was hit, al
though several had shot holes in. their cloth
ing and the wall beyond them was sprinkled
Bailey is a man of sober habits and much
respected in Phoonix by everybody.
Two peace officers were about town while
Young was making his threats and thejquery
is why was he not locked up 1
Young's body was found at daylight in the
morning hanging to a tree in the edge of
A coroners jury was sumranoed and ren
dered a verdict that "deceased came to his
leath by hanging by the neck by parties to
the jury unknown."
Baily is still living and strong hopes are
entertained of his recovery. But ho is not.
out of danger.
Tucson, Jan. 5. Jas. E. McCaffry, a p"
nent lawyer died here yektertlay jr
J. G. Phillips, Agent for thrv - , .
New Mexico Express Co..
by shooting himself thr
afternoon. He seem!-
of returning to Cal;
vened on M'
out of rejr
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T . 3C " a dBT 'W. f- iSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
Death or James Akthont. The tele
graph announces the death ol James Anth
ony, for many years the business manager
and one of the owners of the Sacramento
Union. Whatever1 may be truthfully said of
his short comings, it is generally conceded
that he was king when it came to making a
The Union maintained a leading position
for twenty years under his management, and
only succumbed when its owners undertook
to crush the C. P. R. R.
James McCaffry, a lawyer of good abil
ity, but demoralized by drink, died at Tuc
son on Wednesday.
Mr. McCaffry was U. S.Dist Atty. for this
Territory up to the time of the appointment
of Mr. Pommy, the present incumbent, and
but for his one great fault, might have main
tained a leading position at the bar for many
years to coins.
New Patents. Through Dewey Co.,
Patent Agents S. F. we receive the following
advance list of U. S. Patents granted to Pa
cific Coxst inventors, viz: J. Bolt, Benicia,
Cal. sleeping cars j L. Marks, S. F., gas hold
ers ; A. Monnier, Sacramento, Cal. watch
cleaning fluid ; W. S. Moses, S. F., tilting
drawer ; J. E. Smith, San Jose, reversible
center pinion for watches; B. Swasey, S. F.,
process of printing photographs ; A. Swingle,
S. F., clutches ; L. Bouricr, San Jose, double
acting pumps; A. Duncan, Duncan Mills, Cal.
liftingjacks; E. O. Sullivan, S. F., harness
for fire engines, etc
Economy in youth makes a cushion for old
A man's word is worth just one dollar in
gold when sent by cable.
WE ARE NOVf IN OUK NEW STORE, AND
will Vep the bnt tolectrtl (tuck of
DRY GOODS, CLOTHING,
Boots a 11 oL Shoes,
HATS, FANCY GOODS,
Tinware, Crockery, Glassware,
LIQUORS, TOBACCO AND CIGARS,
Anil nil! (ell the Mine ut reduced priori.
II. ASIIEK &. CO.
Frencolt, January 7, 187C.
TIENDA BAR AT A.
On the West Side of the Pla--
PHCENIX, - -
1 firrnr 7 '
iK Sale Cheap.
Drng-s and. Medicines
An experienced draspirtalwRyi on hnncl tn compound
medicine nnd imt dp prosription. E. IRVINE.
January 7, 187G.
CEAM k OTIS,
-A.T THE POST OFFICE,
Candies, Nuts, Stationery,
Pocket. Blank and Memorandum
Books, Tobacco, Cigars and
Boots & Shoes,
Underclothing, Honey, Oranges, Apples,
We Keep Brook's Sewing MacWiie
Cotton, Sewing Machine Needles
Prescott, January 7, 16711.
JAS. T. lt'KRAY.
Wood of all lengths and qualities at our YARD on
GOODWIN STUKET. near Campbell Si Mee'sibop.
All orders left with L. Uashford Si Co., or at tbe Yard
Trill be promptly attended to.
IreK!Ott, January 7, 1KC.
Attorney and Counselor at Law
aud Rotary Public,
Mineral Park, Mohave County, A. T.
JsL E jA. T ThT a. h, sr
Near S. W. Corner -r:
Keeps on hand tbe ver
fWa. C. Suafsrd.
t Wis. . Ssitiu
Eob't H, Bcnnirter, 5
L. BASHFORD & CO.,
Wholesale ant Retail Dealers in
Weitmte an Inspection oror OrefuTIy Sl.cll
Ladies' Hose, including
Striped and Colored.
Children's Hose, in great variety ;
Corsets, Corset Trimmings,
Collars, Cuffs, Ruchings,
Fancy Toilet Articles,
Eibhons & Jewelry.
GROCERIES 1 PROVISIONS.
Teas, Sugars, Coffees,
Canned Fruits & Vegetables,
Whole and Ground Spices,
Alden Dried Fi nits,
California Dried Pears,
Peaches, Apples, Grapes,
Pitted Plums, Currants,
Washing and Toilet Soaps,
Canned Honey, strained and in comb,
Candles, Crackers. Huts,
Baisins, Bacon, Lard,
Butter, Cheese, and Eggs,
Potatoes, Cora, Flour, Etc., Etc.
IN GREAT VARIETY.
For Mechanics, Miners,
Mill Men and Artisans,
Plows, Plow Steels, ScyV'
Rakes, BeV s
Iron and Steel.
Tire Iron and steel, (
All Kinds and Sizes, ' ;
Drill Steel, Toe Steel, -in
Tick Steel, Shoe Steel,
Hand Iron, Hoop Iron,
Hub Iron and Nail Rod,
Carriage and Tire I)olL,
Nuts Washer?, and Tacks,
Horse Shoes", Mule Shoes,
Ox Shoes, Ox Nails, Horse Nails,
Giant, Blasting nnd Rifle Powder,
Shot, Bullets, Stoves, Tinware,
Lamps and Chimneys,
Woodenware, and Willowware,
Glassware, Crockery, Stone China.
BOOTS AND SHOES.
Ladies' and Gents1, Misses' and Child rens',
Youths1 and Infants' All kinds
and sizes, and All prices.
To suit all tastes Cardigan Jacket Over
coats, Gents Undershirts, and
Drawers of every description.
GENTS' FURNISHING COODS.
Linen Shirts, White, "
Cbeti 4 -ind Fanc5
-X,. JNCCKVOKCS, aingle 'jPIAnhlRtrPM f
Hu oa hand fin0
Hats for the Holi
Flowers, Feathers and
Velvets and Lac
Alo tock otf-
Hecktiff, Gloves, PtrfuMt!
Ordrn by mall attended to proaiptljr.
VImo. iiLot ol
TOYS FOR THE HOLII1yS,
Which 8& will Sell Cfcp, U Oat 6tt
GIVE -A. QaJli,,
Gurley Street, Nertk Siderflauu
Just Received at
Finest Assoi tmdVt eTerffeiifktto
ConlitiDR of Fnll 14- it.-.
TOYS AND TO BOOKS,,
for tfie Idttlo Fok;Ala
MUSICAL WOftX MXB
Glove and Handke
PORTFOLIOS, CAD CASI3,
TRAVELLING CASES, IIGAB.
Meerschaum Pipes aispiiar
And ether! Articlts too nuns to mtr.
Cy.Shortly to arrive, X Fine
CANDIES, NUTS, Jtr.
CIUS. X. FRHtir.HlCK.
lcsrLardCiu Midt at ths Lowest Cub
Prompt attention jflren tc orders by mall.
Prescott, Sept. 3d, jlHTJ3.. . .
NIFTY SAL OO N
C. F. CATE, Proprieto
HAVING PIIUCIIA.ED THIS POPLXM OLI
stand fioin Cl. II. A. Digrjow, and refltted itiill coi.
FIRST - CLASS STY
A Restaurant AtttWed
Conducted by CHARLEY AH tfSG.
IVXeals at all Holurs.
Board Per Week 89, Pe J)ajr
Single Meals, 75 cents.
MOXTKZDMA. BAR k 1ILLURI)
a T .nn TV 'I I
- Mm v T a
- i j
1 hare reoenllj renovstMt and Sjstd r otf 61
in one stTie, and balk uuoe but tbe eboet i
WINES, LIUOUS, awl CIGAR g
We bare two of j'fitranle St Coitinul TsllM
Oelanay's Patent win cnblos, wb) AffirturHr'J
any others now in c- Jlilliardlslf jjj rieaj er
ludira for themselrr '0 I w
We bare a Club Itonj, for K"tCD mF
Bar Room. tr
THE U' '
I have not been aoie
name, he ti cenuucUng
mm . ' ' - T ' .A'1 ' ijilr'' iJuS