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FKIDAY, .IAX. 11). 1S77.
Til K CA1MTAI. OP AKIZOXA.
Two years ago, the Minku felt glorious,
for one day. iu prospect of soon being at
Hie scat of power, but alas for human hopes,
another revolution of the earth found the
sun shining as brigliMy as ever on the Capi
tal at Tucson.
A bill had been pnssed, locating the seat
of Governmcnthere. Every impartial per
son recognized the justice of the enact
incnt and all felt that justice had at last been
done. but. pending the enrollment of the bill,
the Pima delegation in the Legislature coii
nubiatcd with Maricopa and the ridiculous
farce of again lemoving the Capital was en
acted, this time PliH'nix was honored with its
location for a few hour.-, which so exasperated
our members that they voted with Pima to
return it to Tucson, which was done and the
the Capital remained undisturbed where it
had been wrongfully located some years
This year the Yavapai and Mohave member.-
were elected principally on that one is
sue: the recovery of the Capital and its re
location at Pro.-eotl where it rightfully le
lor.gs, and right nobly have they discharged
. their obligations to the people. The bill
removing the capital to Present t passed both
houses, thanks to Maricopa and psrt of the
Pfoal delegations for their valuable assist
ance, and only awaited the signature of the
I'ovcrnor to become a law.
At this juncture doubt- arose in the minds
of many: and some, chronic growlers, who
sec corruption, intrigue and bribery i every
thing and everybody, okl fossils, as it weir ,
who. if they ever had any generous impulses
they have long since dried up and ceased to
act, becomr dc-secatc jd
the bad ta.-te and wo--ur: lU .... , .u
r.tc that the (.Jovernor dare not sign the hill,
for fear of -omc imaginary men of wealth
in Tucson whom they were pleased to de
nominate hi- masters.
So far as we were c i-
al we never had the least concern r tr t-ic
late of the bill after it reached the Governor".-
hand-. In the iir-t place we knew that
lie had no makers. Secondly, that he dared
to do anything that was right, and thirdly
that there i- not money enough in the moun
tains of Arizona ami Mexico "to bribe him
to do wrong. VV do not assert, that he
might not commit an error of judgment, or
be intiuenced by the representations of
friends in whose honesty and wisdom lie had
confidence, but what we do say is that he
can neither be driven nor hired to act eon-
iran- ! .tc ... :..;..o
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taming these conviction-, we have felt ier-
lectly easy mid were not at all
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this morning when the telegraph announced
that the Governor had signed the bill remov
ing the Capital from Tucson to Prescott.
The removal is now the law of the land,
to far as the Governor and legislative As
sembly can make it'so, mhi! it will continue
to be the law unle-s Congress shall interfere
and L,clarc it void, of which there need I
However anxious Stevens may 1 to re
tain the Capi:al at Tuc-on. lie is at least
possessed of a reasoHable amount of com
mon -ense and tJic ordinary Kliry that at
taches to people generally, and to knows
loo well that to interfere with the will of!
Shi- neonle in the Capital matter would be
o kill him politicallv in this Territory for
The outlook now is that the Capital is to
hi removed to Preacott, and that here it will
The geography. Hpulation. trade inining,
and agricultural interests of Arizona, de
mand its location here, and these material
tlcnxunds will lw obeyed.
( f course, we supK-e, the Capital will re
main at Tucson until after the present ses
sion of the Legislature closes, in fact it
would be impracticable to remove it before:
tho -10 days allowed by law, would expire,
lfore the removal could be effected, build-
mgs litteti up. etc.. out a soon ner i su-
joiirmnent a practicable we shall expect to
see the Governor's, Secretary's and other Ftil-;
end offices together with the lerntonal
archieves removed to Preseott and in due
lime a Capital building erected either on
ihc I'laza or Capital Hill.
si;ci:jsii'ri. ixniAX rionrs.
Hefcrring to our Tucson dispatch of yes
tenlav, which copies an article from the
:itiyen with reference to Lieutenant Huek-
or'.s late tight with the Chiricahua Indians,
-wc note an inaccuracy in the matter.
Tiie statement of the Citizen that "this is
rcallvthe only successful piece of lndiau
lighting since General Crook left the Terri
torv" is not true, as every reader of the
31ini;k well knows. '
it will be romcmltcrcd that Major G. M.
Nnryton, th Infantry, had a successful light
in Tonto Hasiu.
Major F. I). Ogjlby also of the Sth In
fantry, u a hard ami successful light with
renegade Apaches near the Little Colorado.
Captain Charles Porter, another 8th In
fantry officer, met and overcome quite a
large band of Apaches oa some creek, the
name of which we have forgotten, in or near
Tonto J5asin. All this occurred within n
jear after General Crook left the department,
and since that time, say within the jMist
year, the same and other uflkcrs havjj Jiad
repeated fights with the rencgaJes and hare
in everv instance been successful, unJer the
-direction of General Kautz. The object in
making this correction is not to detract from
iJencnd Crook's well earned fame, but to
give General Kautz credit for what he has
done since General Crook's deimrturc, which
the article in the Citizeil would, by implica
tion, deny hiui.
We arc not inclined to quarrel with our
neighbor oi the Yuma Sentinel, in fact we are
brim full of sympathy for him in his present
dilema on the Capital question; but at the
same time his attempt to place Present t on the
extreme northern verge of the settled portion
of Arizona is putting the case even stronger
than the people of Tucson have ever dared
In this lie mnnifests a. stronger degree of
partisanship as against Prcscott than tho.-e
directly interested. Had he been acting the
part of a disinterested looker on, an impar
tial critic, ho would not have alluded to the
remoteness of the location of Prescott
and failed to mention the fact that
the distance from Prescott to the geographi
cal center of the Territory, is about the
same that it is from Tucson to the line of
Mexico, and that as to the population, lines
drawn East and Wc-t from the geographi
cal center, at Cedar Tank on Fossil Creek,
iu this County, would just about divide the
population of the,- Territory into two equal
jmrts. It has been ascertained by actual
survey, that Cedar Tank, near Maple Shades,
only a few miles from Hogg's ranch on the
Agua Fria. less than lifty miles, a little
south of ea-t from Prescott, is the exact geo
Our neighbor of the Sentinel certainly
knows the lay of the country and where the
bulk of tiie population lies, but he has suf
fered himself to write when he wa- mad,
and of course is sorry now that he did not
wait until his pasion cooled a little, when
we should, no doubt, have had a fairer criti
cism of the bill to remove the Capital.
Although I have been here about twelve
days, during which time my mind and body
have not been overtasked with labor. 1 vet
feel an inclination to do a- other people
do, nothing in particular. Hut this will
not do for me. So I will endeavor to grind
out more or le-s copy for the Minku.
Tucson is in the same old place, on the
east bank of thr Santa Cruz river, or, rather,
creek, altout 0 miles from Fort Yuma,
2t0 trom Presrott, some (( miles trom So
nora, and ever so many thousands of miles
from Heaven. The Catholic Chun h m yet
unlinishcd on the outside; the inside look-
prettv well. The Sisters of the St. .lo-eph
1 .- .
continue to instruct young and old ladies
to visit and wait upon the sick. etc.. etc.
Hishop Saljtointe has not yet called ujMin
me, nor have his Priests, or any of the Si.
ters: still. I skirmish around after the
good things ot this world. anU appropriate
them t mv own private uses whenever I
can. Two Sundays have pa-ed away du
ring this my last stay in Tucson, yet, you
will not Ik surprised ujmhi learning that 1
nave not aucuueu murcii. i nne occn
i !ired the necessity For so Uoing uv Me-sra.
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I 1IC.MI. rosier, uu-n nnu oilier iaiaimi.nniu
: j.j, .j,,,!,,,- Htteudant-. at the Protest-
ant Church here, over which Mr. Anderson
resides. A quorum of our "Iwy-" went
there Sunday last, ami conducted tlieir de
votions according to niies laid down iu
The Public School of Tuc-on and the Pa
rochial School are nourishing institutions,
which I shall visit Iwforc leaving, unless
circumstances should forbid. There would
seem to le a little jealousy letween Catho
lics and l'rotetants here, as well as else
where, throughout the world : yet, 1 assure
you, Protestant men don't permit religious
notions to interfere with their worship of
the adorable Catholic ladies one sees iu
Tiie Sisters have started a Convent, and
w fust fillinir it with trirls who have
soured on the world and its ways, and made
P 'r minus to steer clear oi men. juany
ia vomur flhw here inveihs against the
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I institution, and sighs for tho dav when
there shall be no Convents to Ami from
their view fair creatures for whom a very
tender regard fires their manly hoonis. 1
pa-cd this Convent, Sunday last, in Mr.
Ochoa's buggy; and that gentleman prom
ised to give me an opportunity to visit the
inside of the building, on some week day:
but, 1 tear he will forget his promise, as lie
is on the daHtfafou brink of matrimony,
31 ore a hm.
Tttason. Ariwnn,.lan. a, ist't,
Mrs. A. G. Toome. tor many years a rn.M
dent of Tehama. I'al., but of Into living in
Oakland, died, on the 4th inst.. in the lctlor
of tTIjlllit ,-t.vt.r
.Mrs. Toomes was,
.'ievc. a native of California,
marrittl Ut jft- ja(c ,9band, J
Toomes, at Monterey, aout the year 184.t,
and iu 1810 removed with her hwsii,d to
their grunt, which Mr. T. had procured
from the .Mexican Government, situated on
, the Eastsid of the Sacramento river, oppo
j kite the town of Tehama, when the Sacra-
ntuto Valley was almost an uunrftKcn wji.
dcrncss. Tdr. and Mrs. Toomw, after tlje auj:
tlcmcnt of the couutry became nototj far
their hoipitality to s"trangcr, and were
especially respected and beloved by their
poorer neighbors, who were the constant rc-n-iplmu
of kind favors at their hands.
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M. K. C. McCokmm'K, wJjo first located
the Capital, in this Territory-, at Navajo
Springs, then ugain at old eort Vhipjl9;
iu Chino Yailey. afterwails locating it at
Prcscott, and finally signed the bill removing
it away from this place to Tucson, will now
have tiie pleasure of knowing the Capital is
once more Ideated atiuoldhnmc where it will
look natural to all olti-tiner. AYc are un
der the impression that our Capital is now
peurtsnsnjiy and rightfully located: that the
youngest pardon now living iu our midst
will not live long enough to see it hoisted
on wheels and carried away uyafu.
Sniall-po.x is on the increase in Los Ange-
lesj over 100 new case arc reported, the
city is.dcckuj out w'tl1 yellow fiagp, as sig
nalt. Everything i Loig done to prevent
fts spreading, but s;ccjniiigly to u.o ayail.
Peort6 ?re greatly alarmed as its spread is
daily ?'o.cren-iii ud the number of deaths
Jt 5s rumored that Mr. .Jo-eoJi Colling'?
wood is to succeed IJou, Levi jltiggios, as
Jlegistcr of the L-iih1 Ofiice at Florence.
The appomtweut would Le a good ouc.
The Los Angeles Herald, of Dec. Hist, in
its leading article says; under the caption,
'Mining in Arizona:" The arrival in Los
Angeles of Col. .lames M. Harney, of Yuma,
ami Mr. Mason, has given us an opportu
nity for a very interesting conversation on
Arizona and her prospective mining devel
opment. Col. Harney is understood to have
purchased from Mr. Mason a half interest
in the famous Silver King mine, for the sum
of .f JiOO.OOO. lie describes that mine to us
as very rich, and says that if it proves to be
of a permanent character, it will surpass the
bonanza mines thein-elvcs. Of course its
durability can only be ascertained by time,
as it cannot as yet Ik said to have been even
prospected, the trilling depth abort of
150 feet to which it ha been pushed, be
ing but a starter. Should the lode hold out
iu its present richness to great depths, it
would eclipse all recorded mines in it out
come, except such a are dc4crilK.il in the
fables of the early mining developments of
Mexico and Peru. We have heretofore dc
scrihed the location of the mine in tho Pi
The owners of the Silver King mine, are
at present only shipping to San Francisco
ores which average $1,000 per ton. Seventy
five or one hundred tons of this rich rock
are now en route to San Fraucisco, via the
steamers of the Cnlorudo Hicer Navigation
Company. It costs to haul the ore to the
Colorado river from the mine $tr a ton.
The steamers transport it to Sjii Francisco
for $10 as they an- glud to get for Iwllast.
They carry ore from Khreuberg for $t." per
ton. Col. Harney inform.- us that mining
iu all sections of Arizona has received a tie
cidod imK'tus of late, and that prospect
ors are pouring iu there in great numbers.
The Territory show this activity in every
direction, about Tucson, Pre-eott," and up in
the Mohave country. The greatest anima
tion, however, is observable in the Globe
district, where a great numbt.' of claims
have leeu taken up, ami where the indica
tions are certainly very promising.
The contemplation of the railway to
Yuma will shot tlv stimulate every kind of
development, and will make that town a
"y P"- win prouainy iMjneitl
u uy n inrge -ucxican iraue. line tne
railway company in all likelihood cannot
alfurd to carry ores to San Francisco any
eheacr than "the Colorado Steam Naviga"
tion Company, there will result a marked
Itenetit to the miner- in the expedition
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tlic rtiluction rks at San Franci-co by
tj,0 railroad. Now. if tho trains miss the
-teamers, the ore shipments have to wait
twenty or thirty diys for the next steamer.
, ; lt? '"PIl hundred, or so ton
' ot Castle Dome ore to Saa raneisc monthly,
, .n,0 ciW Dnp rwk Js g u.ail on. f"r
which the San Franeico smelters pavabout
'JfM) per ton. 'I
(Silver King or
I hcv work it with the rich
re to a decided advantage.
The Castle Dome ore ioes about thirty dol-
. lar- to the ton m Mlvcr and averages -cv
entv-tic iter cent, in lead. Hv a conibina-
toin of the two oat the "Hux" is readily ob
tained ami the greatest jtossiblc tercentAge
of protit i thus secured.
It is our informant's opinion that rtiluc
tion works will shortly be established in
this southern country, possibly at Ios An
geles, but probably at aoiue point in Arizo
na, thus disftensing with tiie ex jussive car
riage of ores. TlH're i abumlance of fuel
for this purtoe within ea.-y reach of the
Col. Harney continued Mr. Pomroy's state
mcuU altout the Globe and other districts
relying upon New Mexico for supplies. He
says that the Ion- to California of the trade
of those ramts will lie repaid measurably
by the completion of a wagon road from the
mines to Yuma, a distance of two hundred
and forty-five mites. This read will Ik fin
ished shortly. In reply to a question as to
whether Arizona would not depend largely
on Los Angeles County for produce of va
rious kinds. Colonel Harney said that the
jteopleof the Territory were amply capable
of raising all the vegetables and cereals that
would lie comstimed by them. Of course.
I t i a i
j our w m.s. oramnes aim semi-iropicai iruits
will have full swing, and there is no rea-on
i why our commercial relations with Arizona
should not ltc indefinitely expanded,
The deepest mine which has thus far been
sunk In Arizona is tho Vulture, ami thut K
only down to a depth of three or four hun
dred feet. A development is now going on
which will tc-t the vexed question as to
whether or not the Territory is as rich
miticrallv. as Nevada. As Arizona is an
j important jiortion of the '"back wtuntry" of
Los Angeles, we trut tlic question will he
deeided in the atlirinative, and from the com
pkxioii of fhc reports which reach us from
that quarter wti Itolievo it will. Miners are
now ruslnug there fntni Colorado, I'tah,
.N'erada, awl the result of this experiment
eittmot bo hntg St) coniing (o our ear.
Letter Irm Sandy.
Ko. Mixi.i:. As any success which may
attentl n new enteqiris in this Territory,
thtild lie a matter of congratulation to its
citizens having iijining interests, I take
pleasure in' writing yoit that tho rtirnaee of
the Silver Glance Mining it melting Co. js
now on the eleventh day of her first run,
with a total of something over thirty thous
and nqtmi; of load, bullion produced.
J.I4SS)Kn..TIf ()K fjllH.
Argentifuroijs .carbonate qf Jeaij ami gale
na; copper and silvr Unco; chloride nni
black sulphide of silver; some zinc blend
and antimoiiial' ores.
Average of coal used, less than oO bushels
to the ton of ore, which it is expected to re
duce to under 4."i bushels by the mixture of
xa mesouit coal. Loss in smelting undor
scuti jti tout, and greatest qtercentage of
lead yet asetrt'ai ned iu alag. yl. ,'(;(; r
naco is uUO inch water jacket of tlje irad
shaw and Cerro Gordo pattern built by tho
Pacific Iron works of San Fr.uicisco and
the charge of its erection aud working has
been under the immediate supervision of
Mr. Richard Gird, for several years connect
ed, uifty tlje nuning interests of this Territo
ry and w1o has ""made tho metallurgy of
its ores a' careful study during his resi
dence. Considering thelight i;ii ility of the
Cottonwood coal and the rcU Uion charac-
fr(r of tljo high grade ores, very great credit
Is due Mr. .tiird for butcficjftting the ores at
so small a per eentagc of loss h well as Mr
the constant fidelity he has displayed to the
Co.'s interests. He has been ably seconded
in his cfiorts by all his assistants at the fur
nace who hnve "worked for success with the
most unremitting i.arc ami diligence.
If not delayed by tho coal Iminiitg, tho
Company expect to clean up JLOO to toils
Jugli graitc ores ims run. -nr. a. jjaicmau,
;hc present superintendent of the McCrackiu
m'6lhluted i- pushing ir.atters at the mine
tnd (lren',00, ""'iwHl' bo treating from
550 to :i."'ons Tt' ore daily by" next 'Week.
Mr. Lcet has taken a working bond of
the San Francisco claim on tho McCrackiu
lead, and Mr. 11. M. French of Springfield,
Mass., has leased some property in the Ce
dar District, and also on the Potts moun
tain and Centennial claims.
i.irrrin: ritosi imioiini.y.
Piiokxix, A. T., January oth, 18TT.
Kihtou Minku: Through the columns
of your paper, we, the denizens of this des
ert region of .Maricopa Count v, arc hearing
weekly of the rapid strides of progress that
Prescott and Yavapni County are making,
and wo feel the spirit of emulation iu some
of your good works. One of your valleys
got ahead of us in the Grange business but
Phoenix registers Grange Xo. 2, P. of II.
The dispensation hit- been granted from the
National Grange, and tho following officers
hnve been elected for 1877:
J. T. Alwp. A' M ; A. F.Mowrv, O; YT. A.
Hancock, L; E. T. llargmve, C;Mrs. A. 1).
Alsap, T; S. C. Hunt, Secy ; .1. Kerger, S: J.
Lutiretding, A L;G. L. ItabjrU, G;Mr. L.
H. Hancock, L A S: Miss C. Isaacs, F; Mrs.
L. Herger, C and Mrs. J. Isaacs, P.
The grange will shortly hold a public in
stallation of the nliove officers elect, after
which they will indulge in what Grangers
call a "Harvest Feast." It is stipulated that
our feast shall consist only of the products
of our own valley, and we are all curious to
see how extensive and vni led our mtiuuje will
be. At the last meeting the Grange voted
to award a premium of $."() for the best ten
acres of wheat raised this voar iu Marieop.i
County, the successful coilipetor to furnish
to the Grange a written statement of the
method ami mans adopted by him in the
production of the saint!. Alter our seed
time is over, which will be in a few weeks
now, our greater leisure may give as opjKir
tunitv to furnish vou with notes of much
more rapid progress. Till then wo will
thank you to notice kindly our small begin
nings. S. C. llr.vr. Secretary.
a dam i: is rniiorsox v.u.i.kv.
Last Monday evening. Mr. Adam Scott, of
r ergiison alley, gave a dance; ami for so
sliort a notice it was well attended. Amongst
those who figured in the fun were our hotts
genial ami lively wife. Mr. Lewis danced
a well and as sprightly as many of the
younger ones. Mr. and Mrs. Chapman. .Mr.
and .Mrs. Shay and several young ladie
whom 1 do not know; an excellent supper
was provided and after dancing 'till ."
eltck eaeli departed for their resjM'ctive
home-. Messr-. Smith and Stevens kindh
furnUhcd um-ic. Twice in succession has
Mr. Seott given an entertainment. (Jive
him a rest neighlHtrs. C. .1. S.
The Arizona Sentinel of last Saturday
contains .Mr. George Tyng's opening remarks
as editor, and they are very good. The pa
per is bright and we wish it abundant pros
jterity. Following are extracts from his sal
utation to the public: (Tucson Citizen.
I shall not step one inch out of my way
to seek quarrels, nor will I step one
inch out to e-cajte them.
Arizona is exceptionally fortunate in jk)--sosing
two such pajMTs as the Minku and
Citizen both of rare merit amous frontier
journals. It is jtart of my ambition, that
the Sentinel shall equal these in excellence
and appearance. Its excellence will depend
on the exertions of its alitor : its appearance
dc'tends iiHn mechanical appliance-, which
will Ijc supplied in pnqtortion to its neces
sities and it- revenue. My predecessor is
outitlcd to mote credit than is generally
given him fr maintaining an unequal
struggle against circumstances.
SPECIAL TO TJUC ULYEB,.
Tucson, Jau. 1(5. The Citiztn says: -'The
following from a corresjKindent at Camp
Howie presents fuller details than we have
heretofore had of Lieut. Rucker's late In
Lieut. .1. A. Rucker, Sixth Cavalry and
command arrived in camp on the 12th, and
rejtort having killed ten Indians instead of
eight as previously reported. The Lieuten
ant also captured one little Indian boy to
gether with 4i head of horses and mules
besides a quantity of merchandise, such as
fancy scarfs, ljandkcrchiefs, prints, etc) thoy
also captured between two and three thous
and dollars in Mexican silver coin. This is
really the only successful piece of Indian
fighting since Gen. Crook left the Territory.
At the same time the killing of 10 Indians on
the Chiracahua when we havcltcen repeatedly
assured by the highest authority, that there
were only three Indians out is a little a.-ton-i-hing.
From the description given of tl(0
dead Indians, anil froiq jucU gained trom
the captive boy, it is .supposed that the band
cleaned out was Geronimos, the worst In tho
Titso.v, A. T., Jan. 17.
Friends of tho Railroad and Tologrnph
bill, are working hard to procure Its pas
sage. A majority of the House Committee,
to whom it was referred, arc ready with a
favorable report which will lc submitted
to-morrow. Mr. Hull, of Mohave, will also j
be on hand with a minority report. The
bjll wjll ooin.o u an nncm(c4 fortq. I'ts,
friends QApe,t p he able to caixy. it to en.
grossmeni, but hardly think they possess
sufficient strength to do so. Still they have
iqnde sonic converts, nm may have more
that) I tljink they jiavc. How tleec con
verts fere lpadoj is sq tat a iqattc.r oP imlif
ftirence o the oppose of llio bill. Jt is
said, to.uight, that two, and may.be three
of the Yavapai delegation will vote for the
bill as amended, but I do not believe the
statement. I for one am opposed to the
passage of the bill, even with present amend
ments, which are insub-tance:
First: The Company's property jn thii
Tf.i,ritoi khajl li?k)t tuq yuarij. ccitijitioit
Socomb That the Company shall at what
ever time they may take private property
fur their own Use and benefit, pay full value
for the same.
The original bill provided that as the
Railroad came along, the Company should
hare tlje right to condenm aq akq 1iWH
propei ty fof Its own use; i the value 'ov. the
propel ty so Uiken prcious to" the building
of the road. There are other amendments.
The bill, as first presented, was an infa
mous thing - taking everything and offer jug
iiulo or nothing in exchange. l arjcd
Uith theatjrolt lie, that the main trunk was
to be on or near the line of the U3th parallel
of North latitude.
The Company's agent here says that tho
Southern route will be first treated to a
rortil, ynrPoprcson,tuiivo5 horo would not"
objcot to tills ftiraiitJeMcnl, provided the
Company would agree to pay a little Ter
ritorial tax, and not try to prevent another
Company from building a competing road
oil urijCiir the 'o5 piiriUlu.
AVc'hll want ndlr'o'ds, bu( some o us do
not believe itt lofting 'one' oonpaiiy have
possession and control of every railroad privi
lege in Arizona.
Messrs. C. II. Tully and L. C. Hughes are
preparing to issue a new weekly newspaper
in this town, which I think will bo called
The irtctty Star. They talk of making it a
straight Democratic paper, lloth gent lemon
aro credited with coiibidernble ability.
Mr. Hull, of Mohave county, has a peti
tion from his constituent asking that the
sent of justice of Mohave be removed from
Cerbat to Mineral Park. The opinion pre
vails that the chango will be effected.
Upwards of thirty bills have already been
introduced in l)th iiouso.
Ti-csok, A. T., Jan. 1710 a. m.
A message jut received from the Govcr
nor, announces tlmt he bus signed the bill
removing tho Capital from this place to
A. T.. Jan. 17.
To Aritoua Mum and all CUitem of Yarapai
Your Kereent(itivcs here feel good over
the passage of the Capital bill, but arc
cool as cucumbers: watchful as cats, and
hope that the good success which has so far
attended their laudable efforts in behalf of
Prcscott and the entire North will stay with
them during the entire season, while hoping
that their efforts are appreciated by their
constituents, thy de-ire each and all of
vju to wait with patience before celebra
ting victory, and so enable them to tike
part in any jollification that may hereafter
come of their acts. Let h know how you
feel, and what is to be said and done.
Hy advice of Yavapni and Mohave dele
Troos, Jnn. 17 2:0 v. M.
The following aro the opinictuo rendered
bv the Supretnu Court :
"Yillage of Pro-cott vs. Campbell. Judg
ment of Court below alUmied on the ground
that the statuto under which the action is
brought does not authorize the proceedings.
Fleurv vs. Jacktn et L Judgment of
I Court U-Ioh afiiriited on the ground that the
appeal was taken too lute.
btuiford vs. Mocllcr. Judgment affirmed.
Appellant should have objected to the find
ings, ami moved for a new trial in the Court
below. The findings of the jury, and the
decision of the case on the question of prior
jwssis-sion, arc couclusive of the case.
(Jole vs. Henn. The findings and decree, al
though consistent with each other, is not
supported by the issue in the case.. The
judgment of tho Court is that the findings
ami decree !e set aide and the judgment
reversed, and it is so ordered.
Peek, Master-on, Howard and others arc
joyful over their success. M.
Trcso.x, A. T.. Jan. IS.
The Ilailrond bill, in a modified form,
will come before the House to-day, ami will
no doubt elicit some discussion. Our best
orator, AY. S. Head, will ventilate its traps
and catches. If properly amended it will
jhus the House. The Yavajtai delegation in
the Council Messrs. Stevens. Rush, Ken
dall, and Moeller arc against the present
bill, but as five members of the Council are
said to lie in lavor ot the bill slightly
amended, it is easy to imagine how it would
fare in the Council should it run the gttant
lct in the House.
Mr. Peck, of Yavajtai. wants an appro
priation of several thousand dollars of Ter
ritorial money to construct a wagon-road
from Wickeiiburg to the Hrsdshaw mines
rit AValnut Grove. 1 presume Mr. Parker,
of Mnricojm, wishes another appropriation
for a proposed road from Phiemx to (J lobe
City. Yesterday, Mr. Ochoa, of Pima,
poke against granting such appropriations.
and I doubt the propriety of making them.
It is more than Iikelv that the countv
seut of Mohave will be shifted from Cerbat
to 3lincr.d Park. Mr. Hull has several pe
titions for the chnnge.
It is mv firm belief that no new counties
will this year be created, although two arc
already ask for. I have in mv possession a
iietition from many citizen. of the Little
Colorado country, praying that they may be
allowed the privilege ot living in avupai
County, at least for the next two years.
Yavapai will, I fear, lose Wickeiiburg and
the Yttlture mine. For this I am sorry, as
the ceded territory was at one time my
Gov. Safford looks like s man who feels
that he has done his duty in signing the bill
for the removal of tho Capital. I, for one,
qovor expected that he would take a contrary
course, and was not surprised when the
message came announcing the fact in the
House. All fair-minded men say he acted
S. C. Miller says he wants the job of to-,
moving the Capital, etc., and San Is just
the "boy" to do it up right.
Resilient Democrat., any they are anxious
for party orguuizsiUon. Don't think tho
Republicans teol so yot. An attempt will
be made for party organization.
The Colc-Hoati'caso will have to be tried
over again in Prescott, hence I will make no
Tho times of holding Courts in Yavapni
and Mohave counties will. I think, be
changed, and for the better.
Probate Judge Ym. J.Osborn has kindly
furnished me the following statement,
which will le interesting to school o;ldront
their teachers and friends qf Y"aapai connty :
Avarngo r,tuniiainecn l!)0.j: amount appor
tioned $l,o!!.".0;$. Pima average attend
ance, 1(51; amount apportioned, $t,IJS.o0.
Yuma average attendance, !)41J ; aumqut
apportioned, .$GC'J.2.'5. Pinal- average .it.
tendance, (!; nm.ou.iu apportioned, $ I S:5 ..".!.
Maritopnavorago attendance, tiJ; amount
approiiriated. $:jG.;S. Mohave average
attendance Hi; amount appropriated, $01. io.
From this yoit will see that the amount of
money recently apportioned was $(,03(1.61.
Since then Mohave county has paid in some
which will shortly be divided among (hu
ditiercnt counties, ,U.
New Qrlwois, .Inn. l.'i.
ine'asagc wa recAh d last night, copies of
which have been furnished Packard and
Nichols, the respective claimants of the ofiice
Washixoton, I). C, Jan. 14.
To Gen. C. C. J"gur, Xnc Orleans;
It has baen the policy of t$ ului in tst ra
tion to take no art tn the settlement of the
uucstlon id' Hie' riglit'ful Governor of the
State of Louisiana; at least not until tho
Congressional Committee, now there lvv
made their report. Hut uut proper to
sit quietly and, sc,a tla Stato government
gl.ulually tiykeu possession of by one of the
claimants for gubernatorial honor by illegal
The Supreme Court, set up'by Nichols, cai
receive no more recognition than an. other
equal number of lawyros con cried "on the
call Ojf aj oor citizen of the State.
A Returning Hoard, existing iu accord
ance with law, and having judicial as well
of ministerial powers over the counting of
voles and declaration of the result o ,Ke
State election, have jjlvJ certificates 'of
dectirm tu t ho .members of the Legislature
of." tile Sfae,' ami' a5 legal quorum of each
House holding such certificates met ami dc-
dared Packard elected Governor. "
there be necessity for the rccognitJJr'f
any Governor, it must be that ot Ptfjm
You may furnish a copy of this to f
ard and Nichols. m
(Signed) U. S. Gk.vxt, PresiJ ,
Pittsburg, Jan. 11. Breaking up ,
in Ohio river, has destroyed nine stcaspir
and four hundred coal barges here,
reaches three millions of dollars.
damage also reportet1 at Cincinnati, joicb
villc and other places Itclow.
Tucson, Jan. 10 l:'Mn. m.-A
the location of the Capital at Phan&McCi
iutrodueed this forenoon In the Cou-,
Hughes of Pima.
Tho Itailroad bill was defeated tt
The majority report on the Kailr&l!;
was not ueeepted by the House. Italy 1
nority report, relieving the Company
tuxatiou for only two years, glvingtl
Islature power to llx "freight and pt(
rates. The pro rata jkt milo shall hj
to all iHinoiis and for all distance
valuo of projterty taken by the Corafj -be
estimated et the time of condemn '
The Legislature. We
Mr. Rush introduced C H No. 20, tThc
to amend Chapter 48 of C implied L'&c
titled, "Of proceedings in civil ca-ea,out
The following bills were read a thin the
and pa.sed: C H No-. 4. 12, and 1.,.
Report on Territorial Affairs reaiyjjf.
substitute for C H No. 16 read first tis u
IIlK'llI'-. nil IIWltlrlTI rnMil Uiini1 'sfUI
" . - " , " ............ .. vv,.,i,4
title, and, by motion of Mocllcr, refer1?511
Judici'irv Committee, C H No. 20, rca"&
time and ordered printed. id;
HOUSE. 3r- c
Mine" and Mining.
1 1 H No. 20, to provide for vintk
Insane, pus-ed. Picrn
1 1 It No. 2, defining boundaries of V. (p,ij
pa County, jKisscd. ,
It Jt No. M, amending net conecrnle
on. rend a third time and passed. ' 'rt
O It No. IT, amending bill of rights pr'twi
third time. oou
C H No. I, n'ad a third tipie and palest in
u iiin iz, coiiceriiing .salary ot Ifmail
Attorney of Pinal, read a third time, n,n.
mitteil to I'innl delegation. c '
H It No. J.'t, to prevent double ta.
referred to Judiciary Committee. !
-Motion of Hull House adjourned. rs i
A message was received trom theJ-?'.
nor announcing his approval of the f-"'
.Mr. Head intoditced House Hill Xt as '
An Act tit amend sections 22 and .- il
Act to establish public schools. IICaL '
3Ir. Dennett introduced House a
2J1 An Act defining the duties of J
if tn I'iMii'i' hi rnrlnin "nss. A lie S.
3Ir. Dull introduced House Hill VJ-,Icl1
An Act to divorce JIarv Ann Hauijlu--tc,"l)
George Hanghart. " t,ia 1
.Mr. Pock introduced House Kill -Yiout j;
An Act amendatory of the Compile' . r'
rclntive to proceeding in civil cases. 111
Mr. Ohncsorgcn introduced I louse K , f
I i.-.inc oc
.Mr. Parker introluccd House BJ10'. r-
27 An Act authorizing a loan of tttr!,.n :
sand dollar- to build a wagon roKp.'111 1
Pluenix to Glolw City. nilSl UV
House Hill No. C An Act defcjj. .
duties of Supervisors was iudtIsisY r" (jj
IIoiisc Hill No. IS was also in.lrforns 1
postponed. 2 f'
Council Dill No. 7 An Act to f Hv,e
highway robbery, etc. was read afen,nss
ami referred' to the Judiciary Comraa?3?0"5
On motion of Mr. Hull," the Hoi, ,
Roll called: All present except,,',
Kendall asked that Rush be cxcujcli!.c j?tc
t'sl;j' , .. ,ns wr
Kendall Chairman on Engro-sci an (
Enrolled bills made the following :ai oarj
Tho Committee on Enrolled untrv
grossed Hills beg leave to report th&f i,;tj,,
have examined and compared Courncw- .
No. 11, and find the same corrcr- Q
grossed. lm t
llugglcs Chairman of Conit!ut;vn the
M ines and Mining made tho follorootl cr
port: ' iQVOi
Your Committee on Mines and IniUcs, ;
to whom was referred C 11 No. 5,,'onv.
providing for the taxation of the rnt Citv.
ceeds of mines, and C 3J No l?,icrche"
amend an net entitled an act to protjvc to r
tho segregation of mining claints this coi
that they have had the same undejcctcnsive
at ion, and beg leave to report tljcnlm so wi
Council without amendment, and : -
mend their passage.
from the I louse :
.Mr. President, tho Ho'jse has jniSj? .;
the following House Concurrent tlleaw
tion, No,?, and respectfully ask tlicr j'
rt'iicc of the Council. " Ir..Ste.
Resolved by 'oe Ilou.-e, the ConKerof a
curring, that tho Conitnittes on I-rijfp?-the
House and Council, be instructed g j
the ca-t rpage for jtrinting bills, riugVpii
port tho Mime as soon as possible, wnud tr
Chief Clerk -Mr. President, the time j
has passed the following bill: II
to provide for visiting the Insane ssOnr tel
the Territory of Arizona to Asylum icson. d
fornia. " m, Em,
mm for StlJ
Board and LodginS,
JiRS. 31 A It Y UK BKO-Thel
Nxt Uoor to " 0. K." Va Yuri. .McCorw- frn!
t'rt.tolt, has fittetl uv,hrr resilience ami iiFUltiOIl.
a-umnnlatH,'ia?liri- imblio uith tworl .. WJ.
Priyate School. -
W c ere c
rrfjurjt, jTojnsta openinen Trivate JsJf MIN'
lx lia'y to rvrcire a number r MiWit .C in onle
female. "Will teach alt the bmo-5w "aa5'Juands or
eliiH.ls, and if repuired, ill rIjo leach lu-ic. ",u "
fur particular aa to XttM., etc., inbuilt
IrnCf- -Thc ncw,
If O T 1 C E . cGorern.
To IVcr 11. Itranncn ami C.ll. Veil. ,Tnertd liefore
Kmrle lode oru-ioul looatiim ia ,rife'3I'nj"c ()f
Yavapiii t'lmBt"-, Arixoiia ; ,
You ure hereby notiliet:vrf yiudonotff'rCIrt.
SO dnj-5 fnitn the date Wfeof ami r" lJ T. rc COUICS
proportion of the vxpen incnrreil in the uin!,l,,,rv, t
dna on k;Atwitr. ditrinj- the years IsTSaod fcl'rr,n
qn!rf4 bv W. the nnde'rsifftied will claim c people '
xuir Inietvst in said lode, iu as.'ortroi'''K'liv hitttfr
law nqir iu f.irre. riill.tf lUCUi.'.. v ,r
rresrott, A. T., December 1, li?s lJ,,( (;,T
yl CL'i JJ
MAGNOLIA UATEK. PLOKlW tempted
4& "in v
and the h5.V VKKiUVa CotousE, 1 to U me.
.Mi.cumuii- ""HIT m a 1)111 C?.iir
X t - ,r i -ii
tlieollice ot l erntonal Assaver. , i ..
ji j . iw. an act m exenqit qnarlii ,i
rom taxation referral to Comiain. V