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PRESCOTT, ARIZONA, FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 14, 1S76.
THE ARIZONA MINER.
PUBLISHED EVEKY FRIDAY,
The first nnraVer of the VF.EKLY .MIXER ttm Issued on
iroh 9. an in this, its twelfth year, It caa,
with truth. cUira to b th. oldest, largest and bst news
paper In tU Territory.
Jnt Copy, On Tear. S7.00
Six Months 4.00
Three Mimtbi s : ".50
One Inrh (12 lines of lh type), lu column. 3.00 for first
insertion and 1.50 per lucli for each additional Insertion.
X liberal discount from above rates will be mad to per
aoasrho sdvertUe largely by the year, half year or
Professional and butintss cards iosortU upo reasona
Persons sending us meney for subscription, adrertislnc
w job work, may forward It by aail, or otherwise, at
their own risk.
Ugal Ttndtr Xntet taUnat par in paymtnt for tub
ttription, advertitiny and jab iwrk.
jjpTEKM8. In advance intariably.
Address all orders and letters to
"THE MTKEB." Prwtottj Ariion.
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Office East side of Plaza, Rrescott
attorney and Counselor at Law,
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona,
til practice hi profrssiou In the Courts of the Torrltory
' JOHN W. LEONARD,
ttorncy and Counselor at Law.
, Mineral Park, Mohatfo County.
II. ir. CARTTER,
Probate Judge, Justice of the Peace
And Conveyancer. County Building.
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
1 Office South Montezuma St, Prescott.
J. GOLD WATER & BRO.,
OrWaruiUg uuu uuiuuiusiuu -
Enrenbers, Arizona Territory.
City Marshal and Night Watchman,
Attends to Calls at all Hours.
t .VT-U .1 fl . -
Attorney uno uuiiuscms , ui.
and Notary Public,
Mineral Park, MoUaVe County, A. T.
W. A. LANG LEY,
Cerbat, Mohave County, A. T.
OliES CAREFULLY ASSAYED.
Surveyor and Civil Engineer,
Antelope Valley, Yavapai Co., A. T.
All work promptly and accurately attended to.
J. N. McGAND LESS,
PHYSICIAX AJJ SURGEON,
East side of Moutezuma St, bet Gurley &
"Willis. 3 doors north of Head & Co.'a
J. C. OTIS,
Coroner, Public Administrator,
and Justice of the Peace.
One Door North of Kelly & Stephens'.
WILL. D. SOUTIIWORTII,
(Late of W. CI. & 5t.M. Brien, Jr., Nashville. Tenn.,)
ATTOENEY -A-T XjA."W3
Prescott, Arizona Territory.
E. II. McDANIELjj
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
District Attorney for Mohave County,
Will practioi his profession in the Courts of Yavapai
and Mohave counties and the Supreme Court.
JHM A. BUSH,
ED. W. WKLL,
RUSH & WELLS,
Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona,
.itii- .it.nrl in nit eril hu.ineM entrusted to them
in the several Courts of IV-oord in the Territory. Afcstracts
at title to Mining Claims and Itelty accuiateiy prepareu
Prompt attention given, to collections. ,
L. A. BERTELING,
"Watchmaker, Jeweler 5 and Optician,
In Cook's Building, Corner Gurley and
A3-All work warranted. de!7m2
Persons who desire the Professional Ser.
DR. WARREN E. DAY,
CAN FIND HIM AT HIS OFFICE ON MONTEZUMA
Street. 'betreen Frederick Sc. Heenaa's Tla Shop and
Kujrfrles Jc Drew s tore.
MoittezKma St.. - - Prescott.
HUTCHISON & THORNE.
OisH IPaitl for "Valunblo Specimens.
VNL BAT MARKET,
Near S. W. Comer Plaza, Prescott;
Eceptoa hand the -very best Beats of all hinds. Also
teetaties in thIr 'season. (JliAo. l. ttAiju.
January 7, 1876. Proprietor.
IS. T. H'UUT.
rood of all 1 Mirths and atmlltie at nx YARD oa
DWIN-STIIEET, near Campbell St Mee's sicp.
i oruers urt with I, uasotora & uo., or it tut it
praapuy attended to.
, JBBiy7, 18W.
WM. M. BUFFUM
Still Occupies the' Old Stand, Wast Side
of the Plaza,
And is in receipt of a Large Invoice of
New and Desirable Goods,
With others Ordered and on the Way,.
Ills customerr and the public generally can there
as heretofore, any thing- they may need in the way of
Staple & Fancy Dry Goods
LADIES' AND GENTLEMENS
MENS AND BOYS HATS
.Boots and Slioes9
PERFUMERY 8c TOILET ARTICLES.
HARDWARE TIN & WOODENWARE
OROCriEIlT, GLASS AND EAETHENWAEE
PAPER HANGINGS, LAMPS, CLOCKS,
Mining and Farming Tools,
Together with many other Uliugs, trhieh w not be
mentioned ' QtVK him a Call.
rrescott June 17, 1675.
CU 8. T. II IYDES,
Maricopa County, A. T,
l'axapai County, A. T.
CRAS. T. HAYDEN & CO.,
EVERY VARIETY OF MERCHANDISE,
Have constantly on hand that superior brand
From the Hayden Mills, also
and Cracked Wheat.
Ai-e uoxt receiving a large assortment of
Direct from New York,
3TOR SALTC LOW FOR CASS.
CIIAS. T. HAYDEN Sc. CO.
Prescott, September 10, 1875.
wit. x. .eu.t. v. a. smrncNs.
EELLY & STEPHENS,
1ST E "W s agents
And Wholesale and Itetail Dealers la
Tobacco, Cigars, Confectionery
Fancy Goods, Yankee Notions,
Gura, Pistols, Cutlery,
Buck Gloves, Pigs, Dates,
Nuts, Toys, and Watches.
QAIlDETsT SEEDS, ETC.
Cor. Maiteimna and Gurley Street?, .Prescott, A. T.
BENJ. H .WEAVER,
Monteiuma St, Opposite Dan Hatz's New
Is prepanid to furnish Miners, Farmers and everybody
Sugar, Tea, and Coffee,
SPICES, CANNED GOODS
Of all kinds, and a general assotment of
CHOICE FAMDLY GROCERIES,
Goods ".Delivered Free of Charge anyw&ere
within the Village limits.
ry Ctantry Produce bought at living rates.
FURNITURE ! !
BEADY HADE, MADE TO ORDER,
AND REPAI RED,
CABINET S H O I,
Just north of Klly & Stephens' Store.
E. STAHI., Proprietor.
BEAlj ESTATE AND MONEY
And Loan Office.
One Ooor North of C. P. Head t Co.'s
Ode to My Pocket-Book.
sr JOE JOT, Jit.
How fair thou art, oil, little book,'
Of scented Russia leather!
With stlches fanciful and fine
To hold you well tognther.
But, stlcues strong are useless all;
There is no strain upon thee;
The great brogan of poverty
Is very heavy on thee.
What endless room is here for bills
Of largo denominations,
With checks and bonds a goodly store
Ah, rain imaginations!
The hungriest bockct-book thou art
That ever in a highway
Was picked u by a well-fooled man,
And cast into a by-way.
Consumption settled on thy form
Till thou cannot grow thinner.
In vain you plea with open mouth .
Of me a greenback dinner.
'Tis very sad thouxouldst not stand
The drain upon tby system ;
1 never knew what dollars wcro
Until I wholcly missed 'em.
I'm sate to say that there's more cash
Outside of thee than in thee,
I'd stake thee on some risky bet
Nor care much who would win theo.'
I look at thee and nothing see
They say you can't see nothing,
Tet here It's very palpable
In sooth not very soothing.
Should some highwayman then demand,
I'd gladly give thee to him.
'Twould lead blm into suicide
Or monstrously undo him.
8ad pocket-book ! I leel for thee,
But not as in days sunny ;
Henceforth the pocket of my vest
Will carry all my money.
Antelope Springs Float, eto.
Kditou Minek : Tliough absent in body
we are ever at Prescott in spirit, and have
mentally enjoyed tbe Christmas Trees,
"Tom and Jerry," egg-nogg, balls, etc. In
our dreams we revel with you in thojsight
of the fair, and with you are envioHs of the
successful braves, and drink a health to
Prescott, one and all, and a merry New Year
too,-but wo would give our best boots to
attend the Masquerade, and suggest an
amendment to your "billiard cue" suit, viz:
Warm your ieet and go as a pair of tongs.
But since we cannot attend, we are satis
fied that our Chief and Ji:n Foy will fully
represent the Road party.
Have finished the road from Cienega to
Antelope Springs, connecting the new
Verde road with the new road to Black
Canon. At Antelope Springs we would
forever dwell if allowed to. Just think, du
ring your quiet moments, of how any man
who has "roughed it" for years would act
if ho were suddenly to encounter such a
place as we found women, lots of them, and
single and good-looking, who have milk and
butter to sell. Well, we all succumbed to
Fate, unlike lambs to tho slaughter led, we
opened our mouths. Frank brought milk.
Didn't have enough for supper, and sent Jim
C. (oi pantaloon fame,) for a little more.
Rolyan went, could buy eggs and slosh
around crushing the smaller rocks, but not
making a singlo dint on a heart, notwith
standing bis weight. Johnson borrowed all
the good clothes in camp, curled his hair and
went over, but soon came rushing furiously
back, divested himself of hisgod harness,
donned his barley sack, and now walks 15
or 20 miles hunting other game; says he
don' like Antelope. In fact, we all can ex
claim with Ciesar, Veni, Vidi (forget the
remainder of it.) We are now two miles
from the Springs, but the boys get 'lost and
come straggling into the Springs at all hours.
"What a great matter a little tire kindleth."
Rich "float" has been found near these
Springs, I guess, for I seo Dan Martin, Al
Doyle, Zecky and others here, and from
having seen their countenances when they
were prospecting, I judge that they were
very anxious to find something that they
could locate. Clanton, who has somo fine
cattle on Big Bug, has to follow his cattle
over to tbe Springs. Joe Marlow, who lias
a fine herd of sheep at Big Bug, too, cr mcs
hunting "stray lambs" no doubt; but the
most et the boys will sing, with the hood
lum, "I never had a piece of bread, all but
tcrcd nice and wide, but what it fell into the
sand and always on the buttered side."
"Competition is the life of trado," and An
telope Station, just 35 miles from Prescott,
now kept br Mr. Powell, who has a fine,
large bouse, good corrals, and the best of
accommodation for, both, eyes and appetite,
will no doubt attract and keep many trav
elers, especially tho boys, who in the agony
of single blessedness dwell. Murray says,
"May your shadow never grow shorter."
No drinking in our camp, for we failed to
connect with asufiiciency of "rot;" th wind
is tempered though to the shorn lamb, and
the Antelope "find" gave us excitement
enough for two weeks to come. We straigh
ten bends and smooth grades as we go
down, and when finished the new road will
be the best road for heavy wagons to travel
in Northern Arizona, and if we survive our
late griefs and disappointments, wo hope to
be in Prescott to "bum" tho winter out with
you. The "beautiful snow" just touched us,
but the insiduous frost finds its way to the
boys who have only blankets of a Tucson
texture. Your papr is literally devoured
in our camp: The last we had, of the 24th,
was read by all as long as it lasted, and this
morning the very last scrap, Jennings' No
tico as candidate for Marshal, was divided
by three men, one line of reading to tb
man. So you see we appreciate literature
m well a beautv. innocence, or milk. For
" V '
general directions to the traveling public,
"Go by Antelope Springs j" once there and
the way is easily found to any point
Yours, truly, El Perdido
little Astfclope Creek, Jaa. 3d, 1OT6.
ROAD TO PECK AND BRAD SHAW
SOME PRACTICAL IDEAS.
Editou Miner: Your pertinent remarks
on the necessity of a road to the mines have
excited some people considerably, and caus
ed some comment in various quarters. Tbe
subject is looked at from difiercnt sides, and
like every other question of publicjntcrest,
is favored or condemned by those who are
affected by its probable cause, or effect on
their own personaliintcrests, while there are
some who have sense enough to advocate the
building of roads where they are needed for
public ue, on account of the general good
to result to the wholo community. Al
though everyone who talks this matter over
seems ready to admit the pressing need of a
road from Prescott to tho mines, yet many
oppose th building of the road, or any
other road, by the town or county, urging
that those who want to use a road should
build it. That the miners for their own ac
commodation and the merchants of Pres
cott lor their own pecuniary benefit should
build roads to tho mines, because no one else
wanted to use them. That kind of talk w
old and foolish, and for a man who lives in
Prescott, or Williamson Valley, or elsewhere
to use such arguments shows either that be
cause he U not a merchant or a miner ho
takes no interest in roads to the mines, or
that he is afraid to bear his proportion of
taxation for a public benefit unless it direct
ly iuhanccs the value of his own property or
is useful to him in some ofher way.
If there is an' law in the Arizona Code
providing for the opening and maintaining
roads outside of incorporated villages it is
and always has been a dead letter, and the
attention of the Legislature next session
should be given to the subject. In all thick
ly populated countries roads of various
kinds are sources of great concern as means
of easy communication between different
sections and communities, and tho better
such lines of communication are the more
prosperous arc the people along them and at
their starting points and ends.
The writer feels like apologizing to the
readers of the Minkr for the simplicity of
its editor in earnestly stating the wants of
Prescottiin regard to roads, and begs them
to consider that he has only been in Ari
zona a year, and must be excused. Look at
em ! What execrable roads they have
traveled over in this country since its first
settlement in 18G3. Has Prescott ever done
anything to improve their condition? Un
til within a year past, nothing. Oho would
have supposed that years ago everybody
owning any property in the town and coun
ty would have united to get one decent road
to the Colorado river where all their sup
plies come from, and that Prescott people
alone would have made a road out of Gran
ite Creek basin into Skull or Kirkland Val
ley to save fifteen miles travel, or that they
would have helped to keep Capt. Hardy's
toll-road in good condition as far as Lee's
ranch for the free use of it ; or that at least
they would have maintained a good road
from town to Fort Whipple, a distance of
one mile, which in wut fweather has always
been a perfect bog, almost impassable for pe
With the exception of the Prescott and
Ilardyville toll-road, built and maintained
by Capt. W. II. Hardy, which has caused
him more curses than he ever received cop
pers from as tolls, there are n roads in this
section that have received any particle of
improvement or care other than that be
stowed by those compelled to travel over
them, until the past year, when after a
strenuous eflbrt by individuals a subscrip
tion to build a piece of road threo miles, so
that teams and carriages could go to the
head of tho Hassayampa crek, was started
and half the estimated amount raised, and
half the necessary work was done; also,
through the efforts of our late Delegate m
Congress an appropriation of 15,000 was
given us and expended on a road over the
mountains from Pncott to below Skull
Valley on one side, and on the Phoenix road
on the other all very good so far as they
arc good, and better than no roads are those
same military roads but let us here whis
per, that such roads as military officers make
to be passable for government wagons with
their usual light loads, are not such as can
be praised or be useful to heavy freighters
with their prairie schooners and trail
wacons, without alteration of grades and
angles, sinuosities and bends.
We say Prescott needs a wagon road to
the mines, particularly to the Peck district
and Bradshaw. If thac is tho fact, she
needs it in the most direct fesMblc line, and
in the shortest possible time. That being
so, how is she to get it? These two ques
tions the writer will answer in his way, and
if there is a better method, let some other
egotistical gentleman who knows it spread
his views on paper also.
Tho old settlers in this county have
hunted and prospected over the mountains
in every direction and know that the most
direct route to Bradshaw mines on which a
rood road can be made is the one via the
old Quartz Mountain saw-mill, Jeff Davis'
ranch, Turkey Creek, and Battle Flat to
the northern foot-hills of the Bradshaw
rango; from there the nearest route to the
Tiger mining district is to lollow tbe gene
ral direction of the old trail, but the easiest
i3 to go up the War Eagle ridge by the
Peck mine and McKinnon & Goodwins
camp, following the ridge around by the Del
Pasco mine to Bradshaw City. This line is
practicable, is the most feasible and advan
tageooa for all partie concerned. By taking
the new military road out on the mountains,
thence down to Walnut Grove a road is
ready made for several miles and can be
continued to Walnut Grove, but when it
reaches there the distance to the mines is
still about twenty miles to be overcome,
The easier route via Fort Whipple, Lower
Lynx Creek, Agua Fria, and Big Bug, taking
the new military road for more than.twenty
miles; the snow line is avoided and the
amount of road to be built will be about
fifteen miles, but tho grade on the hills be
tween Whipple and tho Agua Fria would
have to be changed to make a good road.
On this road no new facilities would be af
forded to any mining or agricultural settle
ment along its course until it reached the
Peck district, nor would there be on tbe
western route until the road entered Walnut
Grove. On the first mentioned route there
is a wagon road nearly to Davis' ranch nnd
the Senator mill. From the end of that
road the best line yet proposed is to go up
through Davis ranch, then turning south
continue along the northern side of tbe
Turkey Creek mountains above the Crook
mine to a low gap in there near the old
Gross mine, coming on Turkey Creek a little
above tho Station. The distance is about
seven miles and includes the most expensive
portion of tho road. From the Station to
to Battle Flat by the old road to the old
Bully Bucno mill and mine, a wagon can
bo taken to-day, and for two miles further
to the lower end of Battle Flat there is but
little labor required, and the rest of the
way is in the mountains.
Either of the three lines contemplates the
freighting of heavy machinery and ores over
them, and either will cost $15,000 to get to
Peck and Prince mines. The middle route
would at once open a much needed high
way to the Turkuy Creek mines, Pine Flat
(Lower Turkey Creek), and northeastern
Bradshaw including Peck District; and the
roads must be good or they will be of no
account. I say build the middle line. How?
Prescott people will not spontaneously arise
and build a rod of road outside of the incor
porated limits of the town, that is evident
to the most careless observer. The County
Supervisors will hardly take the responsi
bility of authorizing the construction of any
new road or repairing an old one without an
expression of the feeling of the people. The
unfinished road to the llasayatupa showd
what subscription for public works will do.
It remains theu for a Company to incorpo
rate and build a toll-rond. Open books and
call for stock subscriptions. Then it is rea
sonable to suppose that every one who can
see that he can be benefitted will take as
many shares as possible, and others who
look ahead from seed time to harvest will
invest, and perhaps sufficient can be raied
to complete the undertaking. If so, let tho
Company employ a competent man to super
tend the works and put it through. There
arc two such men who have been in that
business and know it George Opdyke and
N. W. Clarke, and may be a dozen others.
Can we have a road ? X.
Nice Presents to the Puumc School of
Tdcson. Tbe following correspondence
which we find in the Uitizen ot Jan. 1st ex
"Tucson, December 30, 1S75.
Messrs. E. Ochoa, T. Welsisch, C.T. Etch-
clls, Trustees of the public School of lucson,
Arizona. Gentleman: I have the pleasure
to present the Public School of Tucson with
n bell, organ, globe of the world, charts and
school boo Us. donations contributed bv the
following named gentlemen of New York
Citv. who are interested in the progress of
Public Schools: Mr. Donaldson, Mr. Thur
ber, Mr. Rutnrill, Mr. Jaques, Mr. John Har
per of Harper publishing House, and Mr,
Ivison of Fhinnej', Ivison & Co. Hoping to
hear the bell pealing forth a "Happy New
lear" to all the children of Tucson, I am.
Truly yours, Mrs. C. U. Lord.
Office of Board School Trustees.
TucaoN, December 30, 1875.
Mrs. C. H. Lord. Dear Madam : We have
the honor to acknowledge the receipt of j'onr
esteemed favor of this date accompanying
your valuable gilts, tendered tnrough your
kind efforts, to tbe Public school ot 1 ucbon,
by several gentlemen ofNew York City, On
receipt of the above we deem it our pleasant
duty to express to vou and to all who so
kindly contributed to these donations, which
are at once so valuable and useful, the ap
nrcciation and the most heartfelt thanks in
our names as well as in behalf of all the peo
ple of Tucson. Stating finally, that we have
taken pleasure in embodying your kind com
munication in tho records ot tbe boatd.
We remain, Dear Madame, very respect
fully yours, Estevan Ochoa.
C. T. Etchellb.
Vice's Floral Guide. We have received
a copy of Vick's Floral Guide for 187G. It
is an excellent publication, and is praisewor
thy in many ways. It is replete with new
facts concerning flowers and vegetable, and
with instructions concerning their culture.
Among the most interesting topics we notice
an illustrated essay on mushroom growing,
and another concerning berry-bearing plants
which are ucd for decorations.
The Floral Guide is published for 25 cents
a year, and may be obtained by addressing
Ja.nes Vick, Rochester, NewjYork.
A revivalist holding forth at the classic
named town ot Amandaville, in Kentucky,
the other day, discoursed in this wise : "1
know I am a fool, and I glory in it; just such
as I am God sent out to knock the socks
from under the sinners' heels.
E. O. U. M. The mechanics of San Buen
aventura have sent a petition to Frank D.
Morril. Most Worthy Grand Architect of the
Worthy Grand Council Ecumenic Order of
United Mechanics in and for the State cf
California, reqnesting a charter to organ
ire a Shop of the Order in that tcrwn.
A MATRIMONIAL CONTRACT.
How the Daughter of a Michigan ex
Congressman Joined Hauda with a
Randolph Strickland, of St. John, ex
member of Congress from Michigan, has for
several years been a leading member of the
Michigan Woman's Suffrage Association. To
such he introduced his daughter referred to
below at the woman suffrage meetings and
took measures to secure her prominent recog
nition as a speaker at such assemblages. Miss
Mattie Strickland is a young women of about
twenty years, of pleasing personal appear
ance, well formed, fair and rosy complexion,
beautiful hair, usually worn in ringlets and
a person of considerable conversational abil
ity. Her recent conjugal contract has exci
ted much comment in St. Johns, the home of
her parents, who are grief stricken at her un
toward conduct. In reference to it sh
write as follows from Whitewater, Wiscon
sin. .November lot u. to the editor of the St.
Judging by your past kindness vou will
allow me to use vour columns as a means of
stating to my home friends the position I
have taken upon tbe social question.
1 enclose you a copy of a contract I have
recently signed, and ask you to publish it to
gether with my letter, I take this position
after months of the most intense agony. For
nearly two years I have realized, that how
ever devotedly I might love, I could not take
upon myself the legal bonds ol marriage; for
i oeneve tuera to bolounded unon the nrta-
ciple of master and slave. It matters not
that as wo have progressed in intelligence,
the marriage institution has lost some of its
more brutal features, itstill stands tho altar
upon which are constantly being laid the
highest, most beautiful hopes of men and
Living only a few years, and those in our
quiet vi'lage, I have yet seen around me such
ghastly specters of buried hopes-and lost am
bitions as to make me shudder whenever the
marriage bell pealed forth its hollow sounds.
ungbt girl friends, who a few years ago
laughed and danced in joyousness, now drag
their weary bodies just this side of tbe grave,
daily praying to die. Deny this not; I know
t, and so do you all. The excessive de
mands of husbands, they aro not adapted to,
tho constant blighting fear of maternity
when that should be the golden hope of
womanhood the soul destrovinir subiection
f one individual to another, the indifference
and disgust that spring from enforced famili
arity, are sapping the strength of body, mind
and soul of the women of our little town;
and what U true of St. Johns is true of the
Case after case has come to mv knowledge.
until I have burned to rise before you and
tell the truths I know.
The hopes of mv dearest friends have held
me back ; and I confess to you that more than
a year ago I was over-persuaded to drop from
my suffrage-lecture the words I most longed
to utter, ihts lor money and nonalantv :
Bah ! I repent in severe sufferini; the weak
ness that caused me to yield ; and now, ris
ing before you a free woman, I say that
neither poverty or prison bolts shall cause
me to sell my soul again.
Ilerealter, to the extent of my whole
strength, I shall speak the highest truths I
feel. Honestly, Mattie sthickland.
UNION CIVIL AND CONJUGAL.
The undersigned, this second day of Nov.
A. D. 1875, enter into a business partner
ship tinder the name of Miller & Strickland,
on the following conditions, to wit: That
all earnings and profits arising from our in
dividual and joint labors, whether in depart
ments of literature, art, mechanics, agricultu
ral or trade, shall be shared and held equally.
Believing that the divino principle of love,
drawing together two kindred souls, is tbe
only binding law in the conjugal union of
the sexes, and the only law making right
such intimate relations, we are also happy to
conless to each other, to (Jod and his angels,
and to all the world, tho existenco of a mu
tual affection known by that name ; and wo
deliberately join heart and hand in this most
sacred of all unions, hoping and praying that
the tic that binds us may last through life,
and survive the grave.
Should this union be blessed by offspring,
we jointly and severely pledgo ourselves, our
assigns and administrators, to foster and sap
port them during the dependent years of in
fancy and youth, supplying their physical
wants and rearing them in the principles of
virtue and knowledge to the best of our abil
ity and judgment.
This simple form of conjugal un'on we aro
const rami d to adopt from the deepest cocci
cntious convictions of right and duty; and
we sincerely regret that condition of society,
which, if we would be true to ourselves,
makes it necessary for us to oppose the opin
ions of a majority "of our fellow creatures
disregarding the laws and customs which
they assume to make for the control of an af
fection between the sexes, which wo believe
is, and of divine right ought to be free.
(Signed, ) Leo 3Iiller,
Chicago, Illinois, Nov. 2, 1875.
"We ask tho sympathy of our friends in our
sorrow, for the course pursued by our poor,
deluded, misguided and insane daughter.
And we extend our thanks to our kind
friends that have labored with us during tbe
last year so earnestly to save her. Wo bow
our heads in grief.
Mart E. Strickland.
A King Solomon "Waj.ted. A mysteri
ous basket, addressed to the station-master
at Claybam Junction, on being opened was
found to contain a living child. The station
master declined the gift, a porter volun
teered tn accept it, and took the basket and
child. On lifting the basket 800 was found
in tbe basket. The story goes that tbe station-master
then demanded the basket and its
contents, which the porter very propeily re
fused to give up. One can hardly doubt to
which of the two tbe mother would intrust
ber child. London Times.
Oranges. The California orange crop of
last season, received at Francisco, was
the largest ever produced in the State and,
amounted to 5,380,000, principally grown ia
Los Angeles County. The annual requlr
ments of the San Francisco market are over
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The annointraent is annoanceil ef
D. P. Thompson Governor cf Idaho;