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Foil XIII. No. 19.
PRESCOTT, ARIZONA, FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 12, 1S76.
THE ARIZONA MINER.
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY,
TV J- B..TJ TL.E .JR. .
The firstnurotr of lh Wkekly Ml.vr.lt was Issued on
treh S.ieJ. and In this. It thirteenth - year.' it can,
rlth truth, claim to be the oldest, and best newspapei
In the Territory.
Jnn Copy, One Year
" Six Months
' Three Months..
- - Aj tj
One inch (12 lines of this lyt-). Jn column, $3.00 for first
murtlon ami 81-.V) per inch for Vifh additional insertion.
A liberal disoouut from above rates trill be made to per
sons who advertise largely by the year, half year -or
rwfessional and business cards Inserted upon reasona
IVrsoni sending tis money foi subscription, advertisinc
or job work, may forward" it by :nail, or'otherwise, at
their own riV.
Legal Tender Xottt talcrn at pir in payment for tub.
icription, advertising and job idrt.
TTEKMS. Inadrauce inrarially.
Xan Francisco Chas. W. Crane, Montgomery
street. . , .
yew" York Yi 11. Ferris, 301 horth S2d street.
Yuma James Abeps;.
Wickenbvrg C. A. Start Co.
llardytQlc Jas. P. Hull. ,....
WaUapaCVinino District Corr & Potts. Cerbat.
rtirtnix-i. T. Alsap. '
Fast VhrrnixW. ll.Ilellings Sc Co.
Florence Jos. Collinwood.
lucton J.'S- Mansfeld.
Address all orders and letters to
, " THE MINER." Prescott, Arizona.
J. P. irATUGK AYE, , '
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Office East side of Plaza, Prescott.
H. H. CAItTTER,
Probate JntlRe, Just ice of the Peace
And Conveyancer. County Building.
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Office South Montezuma St, Frescott.-
J. GOLDWATER & BRO.,
Forwarding and Commission Merchants.
Ebrenberg, Arizona Territory.
WILLIAM JENNINJS, V
Attends to Call3 at all Hours, f
joni jtnoN-Ant. tacl weueh.
LEONARD & WEBER j
Attorneys and Counselors at Law.
Mineral Park. Mohave County, A. T.
II. N. ALEXANDER,
ATTORNEY- -A-T X.A'W,
Yuma, Arizona Territory. ,
Will practice in nit tho Courts of the Territory.
J. N. McCxVNDLESS,
PHYSICtAN AND STJIiOEOlN",
East side of Moutezuma St, bet Gurley &
Willis. 3 doors north of Head & Co.'s
J. C. OTIS,
Coroner, Public Administrator,
and Justice of the Peace.
One Door North of Kelly & Stephens'.
MCR VT MASTERSON.
.ATTOK3STE-Z AT LAW,
Office Eow, Prescott
WILL D. SOUTUWORTII,
(Late of W. O. &. M. M. Urien, Jr., X.ishvillr, Tcnn.,)
-A-TTOrt-ITEr AT LAW,
Prescott Arizona Territory.
jeiw a.,rh. ei. yr. wvxtj!.
RUSH & WELLS, r
ATTOB1TEYS AJT LAW,
Prescott, Ynvapai County, Arizona, '
Will strictly atJencno all ciefl business entrusted to thcra
in the several Courts of K-cord in the Territory. AkstracU
-of title to Mining Clttiinsnnd KenUy accurately prepared.
-Prompt attention jriven to collections.
L. A. BERTELING,
Watchmaker, Jeweler and Optician,
Montezuma St, South of Goodwin.
-Ail wwk warranted. ' de!7m2
Persons who desire the Professional Ser.
CAKFIKD niM AT PJS OFICE.OJf MQXTEZUMA
'Mkvi. Vtcweea Prederick 't Ueoaaa't Tla'Shop'fcnd
Xsrcle t: Drew" store.
'JMmatezuma t?r- v - - EftMcbtt.
'tul.t'L D. C; THORNE. "T
Cawb. 'siiiVSbr "Vulutiblw Sp'Saimerxe.
OKTIIE STREET LEADIKG FROM
frown to can n uipfic.
t it f III D-CIZTKITCH.
. MOROAKJ& CO. v
MKSC8TT MEAT MAiKETr
WWI. M. BUPFUM
Still Occupies the Old Stand, West Side
of the Plaza,
And is in receipt of a Large Invoice of
New and Desirable Goods,
With others Ordered and on the Way.
Hi's custotnerr and the public peuerally can there find
s heretofore, anything- they may need in the way of
Staple & Fancy Dry Goods
LADIES' AND GENTLEMEN'S'
MENS AND BOYS HATS
' ; . r
Boots and. Slioes,
PERFUMERY & TOILET ARTICLES,
HARDWARE, TIN & WOODENWARE
CROCKERY, GLASS AND EARTHENWARE
PAPER HANGINGS, LAMPS, CLOCKS,
Mining and Fannin? Tools,
Together, with many other things, which will not be
mentioned Oivf. him a Call.
1'n-scott, June 17, 1675.
Jlarictpa County. J. T.
Yavapai County, A. T.
CHAST. HAYDEN & CO.,
EVERY VARIETY OF MERCHANDISE,
Have constantly on hand that superior brand
" FAMILY FLOUR f"
From the Hayden Mills, also
and Cracked Wheat.
Are ow receivinsr a large assortment of
Direct from New York,
FOR SAXjH: t..ow for. oash.
CHAS. T. HAYDEX & CO.
rretcott, September 10, 1875.
W.M. K. KELLY. V. A. STEIMIKSS
KELLY & STEPHENS,
1ST B "W S AGENTS
And Wholesale and Retail Healers in
Boots, Slioes, Hosiery.,
GENTS' UNDER WE A li,
Tobacco. Cignrs, Confectionery
Fancy Goods, Yankee Notions,
Guns, Pistols, Cutlery,
" Buck Gloves, Piss, Dates,
Nuts, Toys, and Watches.
Cor. Moatemina and Qarley Street', Prescott, A. T.
BENJ. H. WEAVER,
Montezuma St, Opposite Dan Hatz's New
Is prepared to furnish Miners, Fanners ami ererybody
Flour, 13 a con,
Suar, Tea, and Coffee,
SPICES, CANNED GOODS
Of all kinds, and a general afsotment of
CHOICE FAMILY GROCERIES,
ii. J .
Goods Delivered Free of Charge anywhere
within the Village limits.
Country Trwdnce bought at living rates.
fforthpi .Cqt-'Xt House, Prescott Arizona.
Having secured the, services of an artist from Califor
nia, l asraW pTeraJJ to raako
IFK(ftpli Ferrotypei, -j
W. IL "VVrLuSCRAFT.
gAtj. tin ?pt yOxgrctirTB W
THE SUN-LIT IS Mi OF SWEET EVEXUE.
BV CASSIUS C CCLLES. COMPANY "K," 6TH CATALKT.J
I rerucmbcr oltcn thy sunny land,
Where the rose is fair and the zephyrs bland;
Where the breeze grows rauk with tho rich per
fume Which it robs from the island flowers In bloom;
Where it toys with thy crimson blossoms rare
That exhale their bloom on the fragrant aln
For naught compares, in the waters bine,
With thy sun-lit isle, bweet Ercuue.
I remember, too, what a heavely calm
Would to often steal through the grovrs of palm:
What delightful sight3 would awaken joy;
What delicious fruit would there tempt the eye.
How I've under the cocoa'c branches laid;
How I've feasted rare hi Its tropic 6hade;
How I've dined upon golden fruit which grew
In thy suu-llt Inle, sweet Krenne.
And, how, when oft in the month of .Iuhp,
On thy silver;, shore, 'ncatu the pale-faced moon,
O'er the silent deep I have gazed afar,
And attuned my songs to the light guitar.
While thought conjured from the ocean caves
Those mythic I'erls bonetitli the waves,
And the stars gleamed forth in their bright hue
O'er thy suu-lit Isle, sweet Evcnue.
When the orient morn, with its gates ajar,
Scut its herald forth lu the signal star,
Then the peerless face of the planet shone
As it only shines In the sun-lit zone;
While the matin song of the maiden fair,
As it sounded forth in the morning air.
Mixed Its dulcet strains with that wlerd sen-mew
Of thy sun-lit Isle, sweet Kveuue.
Oh, euchanted Isle ! with your orange groves,
With your varied flow'rs, which the heart so
With your sandy beach, and your white sea-foam,
And your fur-off ships which the ocean roam,
That come and go lu their canvas white,
And appear like the phantom shades of night
In the distance dim, as they pass lu view
Uy the suu-lit Isle, sweet Evenue !
Letter I-"roiii Verde.
Camp Verde, A. T., ilay 8th, J87G.
Editor Miner: As the Miner lias con
tained no Verde news lately, perhaps a few
items will not be unappreciated.
The telegraph ofliee liasbeen moved into the
centre of the laundress row. The Operator
is getting a sign painted with the following
poerty: Washing and ironing done instantani
ottsly througli the medium of thu telegrajih.
The operator is in hopes that his office will
le closed immediately on the return of Lieu
tenant Philip Reads Superintendent U. S.
Military Telegraph and that he will be sent
to Prescott or to some other point where an
Operator is appreciated.
The Post garden is progressing nicely un
der supervision of Dilly Breed.
Lieutenant Hyde by his careful manage
ment has got the water works in running or
der and the reservoir that was constructed
uuder his supervision is certainly an orna
ment to the post.
The -weather lias passed through many vi
cisitudes during the pa.t month. Firstly, it
was very pleasant, and the ranchers might
be seen busily occupied with their various
duties tilling the soil, sowing their small
grain, etc.- Secondly, we were blessed with
a light shower, with considerable commo
tion of electrical bodies and an occasional
wind storm but there came a chnngc, our
mild spring weather disappeared, (as did
"Cu.xhmanV moustache). Poor Charles,
you have our heart felt sympathy in this dis
astrous event, for have wc not cultivated and
cherished with? But why describe? Wc
would whisper a1 word of couel in your ear.
Pay no heed whatever to any ironical expres
sion from an absolctc old widow, sister or
relative: but cultivate with tenderness
aud perseverance that upper lip, and
wc think you will obtain a produc
ion of great multiplicity. I beg par
don, reader, for wandering so far from
my former subject. I fear I cannot retrace
my way back, so leave you to conjecture the
rest I would have said.
Thermometer on 23th April remained
placidly at 02. degrees for three hours.
Gompany E, commanded by Lieutenant
Smith returned from San Cjarlos last Sunday.
This is a bright, mild and genial day, a
frail sunshine glimmering through tho thin
blue mist hanging over the River.
Condition of the Black Hills Coun
try. General Sherman writes to a friend in
San Francisco s follows:
" 1 tliink you misapprehend the condition of
things in the Black Hills. Part of them arc
inside the Indian Reservation and part out
side. To this latter will go many adven
tures this Summer, to come away sadly dis
appointed; for the digiriugs arc poor, and
provisions will bahigfi, as they must be
hauled 300 miles from the railroad. Gener
al Crook will not be there at all. He is now
otf on a bunting campaign against Sitting
Bull's band of the Sioux. General Crook nor
no one can offer the lesat promise of protec
tion to the miners and prospectors. The
mining district lies in the Military Depart
ment commanded by General Terry who is
at St Paul, Minnesota, unless you have a
couple of thousand dollars to waste, it
would be folly for you to go from California
to "the Black Hills of Dakota in search for
gold. All the profits -will lie made at Chey
enne in the "outfits."
i .Ox the summit of Piko'a Peak, over 14,
000 fcetabovc the sea level, where there is
not aitr&cc. of any vegetation, or, indeed, any
earth upon which slirabs or grass could
grW, the mountain rat, twice as large as the
Norway jut, abounds in vast numbers, over
running the United States signal station on
the apex of "the mountain.
j' : ..
Bed'bugs "defy all rules of propriety, all
recipes iFor their .prevention, aad can, only
be'bvercoB'e by single combat.
LETTF.lt FKOJC LITTLE COLORADO.
St. Johns, A.T., April 30, 187C.
Editor 3Iixer: In a private letter da
ted, Wellington, March otli, 187C, our Dele
gate, Hon. H. S. Stevens, says: '-The mail
route has been favorably reported upon, and
I am inclined to think there will bi? no
difficulty in getting the route established.
I hope also, to be able to get service on the
proposed route at once." It is the hope
and wish of a ffreat manv people that lie
may. and there is no question but there is
urgent need of the route. By next Fall, the
population of this section will have doubled
itself. Some ten days ago, 40 Mormon
families arrived and located themselves on
the Colorado Chiquito, at the mouth of the
Solo, some Co or 70 miles below this place.
They report GO more families en route; all
of whom are prepared to put in crops and
to make permanent homes in our Territory.
From indications they appearto be a very
desirable addition to our population. A
party of them were up the river, near Coo-
ley's and Clark's, looking out a mill-site,
and say they intend the coming I-all to
erect a steam-sawmill, with burrs attached
for "rinding wheat and corn. The "remote
district" mill will be heard from ere long;
and should that Eastern party arrive this
Summer, our population will amount to
"some pumpkins, you-bet-chu."
The Round Valley or Milligan settlement
are doing finely, and as the farmers here
have contracted with a certain party m
Xcw Mexico all the barley they can raise,
they will put in "whopping" crops this
i i . . .1..
year. These people are looKiug aii.iuu3i
for our mail route, and hay, if we get it,
they will run a private weekly express for
their own benefit to St. Johns and back:
distance, .13 miles.
St. Johns is now beginning to present the
l II 11 1 1 A. AX. .......
appearance oi a luu-iieogeii town, mere
being, by actual count, 17 houses, some con
taining two or more families, including
three small stores. Several parties contem
plate building this Summer, your corres
pondent being one of the "several." Senior
Don Marcos Raca y Padilla has erected and
is running a "molino" for wheat and corn.
This "molino" is truly an interesting curi
osity to ye uninitiated; at least it so proved
tobe to Lieut. Johnson, who appeared to
be much struck with the rapidity with
which the "molino" would seize hold of a"
grain of corn and tear it all to flinders in a
Last Monday, a party ot three soldiers
deserted, taking three of the best horses at
the Post, and attempted to make their way
to the Rio Grande. Major Ogilby (he sends
his compliments to the Mixer,) accompa
nied by Lieut. Johnson, Chas. Du Pont, the
interpreter at the, Post, and a driver Mr.
Gotes, started in pursuit as soon as noti
fied of the fact. The Major's party arrived
here just 22 hours behiud the deserters, and
as soon as possible dispatched a "Mexieano
caballo" on the trail. The party of runa
ways were captured near the "Malpasi,"
and all returned here for the night, to take
part in a grand iaie, a la nativo, which was
kept up until 3 o'clock in the morning.
During the whole night, teno del puis flowed
as frcely-ns does the waters of the Rio Colo
rado. You can imagine the condition ia
the morning of a majority of ye festive
youths who drank much wine but made
more love; and for all their pains,
what was their gains ? Lns jmras cloboras.
Joseph's brethren will have no trouble to
buy all 'die grain they want from the farmers
of the Colorado Chiquito and its tributaries,
as there will be double the amount of grain
sown this year over hist year's sowing. Let
Herds of sheep still continue to come in
from Xew Mexico, looking for better pastu
rage than that in the latter Territory.
Mr. Jesus Luna arrived a few days ago
with two large mule teams and 40 men.
This gentleman owns immense numbers of
of sheep; also a Mr. Figil, from Sacarr.i,
X. M., brought several thousand into the
Territory a few days ago. All in all, the
Colorado princt is looming up, and in a
short time it will be a most important inte
gral part of Yavapai County. ( mudtos
ioludas1 fjo tot su cmigo, y sersidos.
C. A. Fr.vxklix.
P. S.: I have the honor (?) to be the
"Alcalde" or Inss del Pas of this precinct.
C. A. P.
A letter from Camp Apache dated April
18th, details too minutely to suit our space
the attack of Dialnilo on that Camp several
months ago. Had our correspondent writ
ten while the circumstances were fresh and
setisonable, we should have published his
communication notwithstanding he pokes a
little fun at those in command. The chief
object in writing now seems to be to com
plain of the action of the authorities in re
leasing the Indian soldiers, who arc regularly
enlisted and receive the same pay and allow
ances as white soldiers, while if the latter
had been guilty of similar offences they
would have been imprisoned for life or per
haps shot whereas five of the Indian
scouts who gave themselves up have recently
been tried by Court martial and three of
them released and returned to duty.
. Our correspondent, who signs himself "Old
Fogey," wants to know if Mrs. Belknap is
still keeping up prices at the Post trader
The mountains are on fire to the south and
west of us. Much valuable timber is being
letter from camf Mcdowell.
Editor Miner: Since mv last writing
Maj. Mainadier has paid the troops of this
Garrison somewhat earlier than usual, but
nevertheless he was welcome in the eves of
Uncle Sam's boys. Of course wc all took a
drop, in honor of the occasion, of John
Smith's "long range." A soldier's pay is
not much to say the least of it, consequently
it soon finds its home in the till of the Post
Trader or some other vender. This has
been, as is usually the case, a quiet pay
day; some, of course, getting a "drop" too
much. At this writing, all is serene and we
find ourselves moving on in the same old
channel, Macawbcr like, waiting for some
thing to turn up.
Thermometer rangM from 100 to 107,
warm enough; but persons here longer than
I, say this is only a beginning; if so, I hardly
know what will be the endiug.
The engine J spoke of in my I&st is now in
working order, from which we arc now fur
nished water from hydrants. The Com
manding Olliccr has hail young cotton
wood trees planted around the Parade
Ground, which are watered from the tanks.
Some improvements are going on in the
Garrison shingle roofs taking the place of
Wc want a telegraph line, so we can
hear what our neighbors are doing.
Lieut. II. P. Kingsbury has arrived safely
at home, killing on the road between this
and Fort Whipple one of the largest black
tail deer that has ever been seen in this
Our Garrison school is doing well under
the directions of Prof. Trover some 12 ol
io scholars, mostly laundress' children.
"K" company has one of the finest string
bands to be found in the Army, in which
Corporal Fisher is leader.
I would here mention, that a good artist
would do a good business with us, as some
us would like to see our face on paper.
More anon, "Ci-vude."
Camp McDowell. A. T., May, Sd, lS7t5.
Death op W. II. Rhoads. Among our
intimate acquaintances and personal friends
of former years we count almost a score
who have passed away from earth within the
few months that have elapsed since wc l( ft
California last year to become a resident of
Arizona. Some of these were plain people
who made no particular noise in the world
beyond a narrow circle of friends who know
and appreciated their honest worth, while
others had risen to distinction as men of lit
ters or in the learned professions. William
H. Rhoads, who died in San Francisco on the
14th of April, was of the latter class, being
a lawyer of fair ability, but in the field of
letters he excelled, and as inventor of amus
ing theories and humorous sensations had no
equal on the Coast. Many will remomoer
his story of Sumincrfield who had discovered
a chemical composition by which the Oci;an
could be set on tire, and that of the man who
had invented a process for making gold out
of base metals at a few cents per pound, as
well as a secret service association of nations
and their success in tappingthe Molten mat
ter which constitutes the center of the earth.
It was a matter of pastime with him to
write such fanciful sketches of these, while
in his more practical moodshismjnd grasped
almost any subject of political or literary
concern with great clearness. He was au
thor of a theory of earthquakes and indul
ged iu curious speculations on almost every
(piestion that came up before him.
In 1836 and 1837 he was Private Secretary
to Governor J. Ncely Johnson and after
wards practiced law for several years in Red
Bluff, then in Virginia, Nevada, where he ed
ited a paper called the Constitution and fi
nally returned to San Francisco where he re
sided until the tunc of his death, lie was
a native of North Carolina, and was 53 years
The Mormons on Little Colorado. A
mcmlcr of the colony of Latter day Saints
located at Sunset Cros;inir writes us that
there will be four settlements of this Colony
on this river, embracing several hundred
people and a postofheo is one of their most
urgent necessities. We think a petition sign
ed by the people and forwarded to Postal
gent, Charles A dams, at Denver, Colorado,
who has charge of Postal matter in
Arizona, would insure the establishment of
offices at such points along the Prescott and
Santa Fe route as the necessities of the peo
ple require. Mr. Adams, who was here last
fall to fix up the Giles matter, is a very effi
cient agent and will do all in his power to give
the settlers proper mail accommodations
when he is apprised of their wants.
A hoosicr Congressman named Springer,
thought to make himself conspicuous by
seizing upon tle popular mama for investi
gation, and inaugurated an inquiry into ccr
tain acts of Indiana politicians during the
war. At last accounts he himself was likely
to get into trouble as the biggest rogue of
them all. The investigator is now being
investigated and like the man who went out
to shear is likely to come home shorn.
Gilded Platixcsi. Conferfcit $5 dollar
pieces so neatly executed as to deceive bank
ers and mint olficcrsTiave appeared in N;ew
York, Washington and San Francisco.
Those in the East came from Peru, and
those in San Francisco, from Panama.
When cut they proved to be pure platinum
gilded with gold. The Chronicle says they
are not manufactured on this Coaat as indi
cated in an Eastern dispatch.
A. T. STEWART.
A brief kctrh of hi life.
Mr. Stewart was born in Belfast, about
the year 1S0S, of Scotch-Irish parents.
When quite a child his parents died and a
Quaker was appointed his guardian, who
gave him a liberal education in King's Col
lege, Dublin. At the age of twenty-one
years he embarked for America, landing in
New York city, which became the home
of his adoption and fortune. Soon after his
arrival he secured employment as a teacher
in classics and writing in Mr. Bragg's school,
on Crosby street. He was in "New York
but a short time when he received the news
that his grandmother had died in the old
country, leaving him .C300. Tile nest sTeam
or t.jok him as a passenger from New York,
on route to Ireland, to receive his legacy.
On the voyage across the ocean he relate'd
his atfairs to the Captain aud Mate of the
jtcamer, and sought their advice as to what
he should do with his money. Both ad
vised him to purchase laces and materials of
that class, as they were of small bulk, and
the profits on the sales were large. The
legacy was paid to him soon after he return
ed to Ireland, and following the advice of
the officers of tho ship, he purchased a
quantity of laces and dry goods which he
brought to Now York. Being ignorant of
mi? laws oi trade, he purchased his goods
from heavy retail dealers instead of from first
hands, and when he offered his wares to
New York imjxirtcrs he was surprised to
learn that they could sell the same class of
?oods for Iess'money than he paid for his.
ile was in a dilemma, and finally resolved
to peddle his goods. With basket in hand
he sought out the first families in the city
who could afford to buy his costly articles.
His manners and modest- were such as to
win for him the good will of some of his
customers who advised him to start a dry
goods store. This advice he also followed,
and soon found a small store on Broadway
below Murray street. His first stock oV
goods was bought for cash. Being uknown,
the jobbers refused him credit at first, but
he found friends in Bccar, Benjamin & Co.,
who guaranteed his paper. The secret of
his success commenced in this store, and he
maintained it throughout his whole career;
it was "Truth andHoncsty."
The business prospered from the begin
ning, increasing h rapidly that Stewart
found it necessary to obtain larger premises,
and moved to No. 237 Broadway. Hero he
entered on the career of his large trade, es
tablishing his business on a firm foundation
A captain of the British Army was employed,
with authority to place the store, as it were,
under martial" law. the clerks being divided
up into departments. In 1 830, the year of
land speculation, he was eaglc-r-ycd enough
to foresee trouble ;hc closed his credit books
and marked down his stock of goods to
popular prices, which proved eminently
successful. When the crash came, in 1837,
he had a large amount of cash on hand,
which enabled him to go into tho market
and buy heavy stocks of merchandise at
very low prices, by which means ho was en
abled to keep up his growing trade. In
184. lie commenced the erection of the
white marble building, corner of Chamber
htrcet and Broadway, which he opened on
the hrst ot May, 1K47. the ground and build
ing costing about $130,000.
He said at one time that he would not be
satisfied until he increased his business so
that his sales would amount to $1,000,000
a month. Bv his strict integrity and strait-
forwardness his ambition was more than
gratified, for in tho year 1803 his sales
amounted to $.).,)uii,()UU. in lus employ no
had an army ot clerks in the wholcjalu and
retail departments, all under strict discip
line, allowing none to violate the rules and
regulations ot his establishment. Many
who had been years in his service were pen
sioned. The success of Stewart became world
wide, and whatever m his line of trade he
could obtain the control of he secured the
sole agency for, and ha-1 '' confidence of
the larges manufacturero of (try goods in
all parts of Europe. The collossal fortune
he amassed he invested in real estate and
other securities, and applying large amounts
to deserving objects. In his charities he
was not ostentatious, but no appeal for a
worthy cause was made to him in vain.
His life was wrapjicd up in his business,
which received his undivided attention, and
of which he was the architect. The only
office which he was ever willing to accept
was Secretary of the Treasury, tendered to
him by President Grant, hut some legal
enactment prevented him from acting in
that capacity, though he was willing to
turn his business affairs into other hands.
The only relative he leaves is a wife, and'a
curiosity will be felt to know how he has
disjiosed of his fortune, reaching forty mil
lions. To correct a misapprehension, it may
be stated that Mr. Stewart was a confirmed
member of the Episcopal Church.
The Autioch people on the San Joaquin
below Stockton, Cal., endured the Chinese
nuisance while it was endurable, but when
many of the young boys of the place were
found to be atilictcd with a loathsome and
perhaps incurable disease by being enticed
into Chinese houses of prostitution tho older
people took the law into their own hands and
quietly but firmly ordered every Chinese,
male and female, except a few mentvho had
large interests in gardening and laundries.to
leave the place at a certain hour, and they
attended strictly to business and saw thai
they did leave. OUier towns throughout the
State have jsissed resolutions endorsing tho
action of the people of Antioch and -will
probably follow their example. This is the
only species of moral suasion that appears to
have any effect on this class of social evil
During 1875, Wells, Fargo & Co lost by
stage robberies in California the sum of $87,
000, and offered rewards for the arrest of the
highwaymen amounting to $23,500. There
were 30 robberies in all. Already tbisjir
there have been six stage robberies.
He who favors allowing sectarian influen
ce to control our public school system is an
enemy to mankind and the perpetuation of
Republican principles and iitittios.