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LUTTHlt I'KO.H IMUKNI.V.
:iTOit Mixki:: -It comes near "crowd
inthu mourners" o ask a letter from IMkb
nix, that shall he newsy, when times are as
dull as at proent. There is a dearth of
"local items differentiated out of social h
plasm" in this locality, and prohahly Mich
will he the wise until harvest. It is a mat
ter of jreiit interot to the local farmer to
ride by his neighbor's wheat field and com
pare the s-taml of grain, the fi of heads,
anil even to count, the grains of wheat per
head. A count of this kind to-d:iy, in Maj.
C. II. Veil tield, resulted in .-iMwiug 0
kernels of wheat well developed, on one
stalk. This is extreme of course, but seri
ouslv, the prospects of a Inre crop was
never better in this vallev. There is a lare
acreage both of barley and wheat, and this
seawn has beea exceptionably favorable. If
there is no slip, Salt Hiver and the Gila will
be able to Mipply the expected intlux of
fortune-hunters tips year, without an ap
peal to New Mexico or California.
But aside from our interest in the crops,
there is little to stir the sluggish current of
our lives. The District Court has come and
gone; that is, the new Judge, Hon. Defor
est Porter has, with commendable alacrity
and quiet pertinacity, cilled case after
case and refused to see why they should be
continued; so that, in scarce more thau a
week from his advent amoi.g u, his docket
was cleared; and having invested in real
estate iu and stltout I'liouiix, he betook him
self back to Yuma, almost before the
various criminals whom he had M-ntenced.
Phcenix can Iwtast an equality, if nut su
periority, of Precott in one thing, the ii
seciuity of her jail. The Board ufSujHT
visors have wisely concluded it was cheaper
to board out our prisoners than to guard
them here. Louis Davis was sent this week,
with ; tliers, to scr.e out his term in the
county jail of Yuma.
AVe liear that our reputation for small-pox
is extensive in and ab.iut Preseott. The re
port of the health ollicer shows no case of
tho disease in thi town or suburbs, but
since that report was circulated, si me weeks
s.ince. a solitary case that of a Mexican
child has been known. The scare is over,
and timid ones now breathe more freely.
"It never rains, but it pours is an old
adage not very true here, but true with re
gard to newspaper enterprise. Growing up
iu ignorance or borrowed erudition, Plicu
nix has never had a paper, and few newspa
per men have favored or bored us with
solicitations. Hut a Chronicle agent came
through, and the ball was set a-rolliug.
Next came your enterprising, whole-.-ou ed
representa'ive, C. M. Daley, who allowed
none to escape him, and the large increase
in the circulation of the Mixkk in this sec
tion testifies to the fact that we have n read
ing public if we have anything to read.
Bancroft, of the Enterprise, followed, and
now a subscription is almost full for the
purpose of starting a paper of our own.
To-day inaugurates another era of pro
gress. The California anil Arizona Stage
Company begin a tri-weekly line of stage
and mail. We shall really be obliged now
to go to the postolliec daily, as we shall
have a mail up one day. and down the next.
Wondr how long it will be before we hae
street letter-carriers ?
Hut while we rejoice at the occa-ion of
mail facilities, the whole community is
thrown into a fenrftil state of niiud by the
closing of our telegraph ollice, and the de
parture of C. M. Clark, the operator, lor
Florence, owing to the illness (small-pux)
of the operator there. We all look ear
nestly for his speedy return; for, beside
his many qualifications a an electrician and
business man, is he not the light ami life of
the dramatic circle, who are stiaiuiug every
nerve to increa.e the Sunday School Library.
Speaking of Libraries, A. Goldman or
dered some 201) volumes from Sun Fran
cisco, for the Library Club of Pluenix. We
expect tlu-m here in about a week, together
with Mr. Goldman's good-; to the amount of
30,000. .Mr. G. will start a branch store
atTempe next week.
Thc"Dt?sert Land Act" has inspired some
of our leading citizens to action, jnd several
have already made 040 acre locations, while
others arc talking of it.
Mining is dull here compared with Yava
paia, but a coal mine, located by Dr. TJii
bido and II. C. McDonald, bids fair to have
omc influence in the civilization of this
A protest against the road commis
sioners' location of the road from Pluenix
to the G'obo district, via Heno, and asking
for a location up Salt Hiver Valley, is in
circulation to-day. Whit the cmfwill be,
we shall know better in our next.
Yours", truly, S C. II.
Pha'nix, A. T., April 14, 18T7.
Milton S. Latham has purchased the
Santa Harbara Mineral Springs for $2o,000.
A Slilp Cunat Throui;li 1'lorliU.
An engineering project of considerable
interest contemplates the building of a
canal through the pellicula of Florida, in
order to effect the junction of the MIssUs
ii.ii! river and the Atlautic ocean. The pro-
ject in question was presented at the meeting
of the International Lieogramucni ungiw,
and wa there nuM favorably comtnuuted
upon. Nature has already provided the
greater jmrt of the route, ami the obstacles
to bo ovorcomo nro easily within the bkill of
the engineer. The proKsel mute Is describ
ed as follows: From New Orleans to St.
Murks iu Florida, a series of lakes, lagoons,
water-ways, all navigable, extend along the
const, scilarated here Mid there, at long in-
tervals, liv low necks u lanu, requiring ma
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little more than skilful dredging to ojien
mute to tin- Suwanee river in Florida. Fi
the Suwanee to the Great St. Mary's river,
which, from the proposed point of hmclion
pours its stately il.wxl, unimpeded by rock
or shoal, into the Atlantic ocean, near the
souJicriiiniwt point of Cunlerland island,
the distance is only thirty miles. Uy Uiu
plan, and at a moderate cost (for the canal
would only need to have a depth of from
seven to eight feet to tWt the largest steam
ers or craft frequenting these livers) 5J0.0OO
miles or rivers and imvigable waters, already
swarming with craft and eager for com
merce, will Ih iqwiied up, and, to use the
words i.f one of the enthusiiutic advocates
of the enterprise, "The Southern planter or
the Western Granger from the remotest dis
trict, will Ik: enabled to ship their produce
by the easiest and cheapest mode of Irans
portatio.i known to commerce, and without
breaking bulk to ocean going steamers and
shipping f any timiHge, lying tho ufe
harbors and anchorage of the Atlantic coast
thus avoiding all the datigerj now incident
to the navigation ot the Hiiltunia, tne reels
of Florida, and the Gulf of Mexico.
Our Montezuma com-spontlent fails to con
firm the Mixkk's ivporl of San Carlos In
dians near the Hig Sandy and Santa Maria
rivon. H. i mi old Anman, familiar with
Indian sign and his evidence is worthy of
consideration. Yuma Sentinel.
The Misitit liHHsnid that Apache Mohave
Indians are living on Sycamore Creek, one
of the tributaries of the Santa Maria. Some
of the band xre at work for James Oneal
at Camp Date Creek, others for Win. Gilson
of the same place. Mr. Dan O'Leary in
forms us tlmt some others are living in the
hreaks at the head of the Verde Hiver. We
are notified by H. 15. Carley, who is a pro
minent citizen of Maricopa Count v, that on
his wav from Salt Hiver to Present t, a lew
day's since, he leimed that a party of In
dians from San Carlos had been at the
Bumblebee ranch dow n near Black Canyon.
Now the StHtintr corresponds t may be a
good in.iu, familiar witn Indian sign and
Ids word worthy of c msideration, and all
that, still, we think, tiad he read the Mi.nku
he would have known just where to have
found the Indian-, if h had been anxious
so to do. The Indians are on Sycamore
Creek, that's what we said and say so now.
An Indication. We learn from the San
Franci.sco Post, that so prominent a capital
ist and operator in mining property as Mr.
William M. Lent has gone from that city to
inspect personally some important discover
ies in Arizona and that qua ter. This is
strong priMf of downright strong attractions
there, and importan . mining developments
in the region to be opened by the Sonthern
j I'acilic Kaiiroail. une oi me Arizona mines,
; the Silver King, recently has been shipping
! some very rich ores to San Francisco. A
i lot .ftliis ore. of Q-lf tons. assaed at $4.81)0
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in silver per ton, and was actually sold for
1,01)0 in gold. New Yors Mining Hscord,
Nacuks, tub PitrrK Chikk. The venera
ble Naches, head chief of tha Piutes, is ill.
and has been taken to one of the towns of
Nevada for medical treatment. He is rep
resented as very feeble, but no fears arc
entertained as to his recovery. His friend
ship for the whites makes it desirable that
he should survive, as he has great influence
with his tribe, which at times makes threats
and becomes unruly. While he is absent
from his farm, which he has now in fair run
ning order, its affairs are managed by his
brother, who is said to have had several
nrs' experience as a cultivator of the soil.
Mattamoras, April ft. General Cortina
left this city last nigl.t at one o'clock, under
strong escort, for the mouth of the Hio
Grand where he subsequently embarked on
the Mexican man-of-war Liln'rtad to be
conveyed to Vera Cruz, where it is believed
he will be placed in the Castle. His friends
are rejoicing that he is beyond control of
Canales, and feel confident that his life is
safe in the hands of the Diaz Government.
WALKER & GRAHAM,
rmti'KJKTons or nit:
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LIVERY, FEED AND SALE STABLES,
Granite St.. bet. Goodwiu & Carlton.
IUI llrrrr h,rr..: and eteranl trMele at ! lime and
tlrHMiuMtnl'i. IUrfUs.'dtar Uit asd mUL
Hay nod Grain always on hand.
Prex-oll. Atif. so. t"73.
o. w. II a us a nu.
JOHN A. ItAMCK.
The UR.Irrinl bMoj-nrJ a
STAHLE, CORRAL A IV I)
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Ou South Moutesum Street Preseott
Nrtl lo .lutlcr Ilftwnnr,
IVlth rvttj cnrnlM for t-am,trri ps tnrt.rte.
Stork Cnllrt for rvrf tfatunlnr. t l'"
Itnttrhr.l nt fill I.I V lltfr.VS KANCH. n
Mint Vnllfjr. t 'i prr month
Harness and Saddles Repaired and Made
rjpAuetlon Sat frj- Sa'uriUjr, at II oVIwfc A. M
O. XV. ItAKN'AUO A CO
PLAZA FEED AND SALE STABLE.
PRKSC'OTT, - - - A K I ZONA
filDEON BROOKE Proprletot
Krp altraynontisndiind fir wit Ayrr. Jayne', Brit
tol, lluir. llaiU ni.il l-rcr"
and lo frl a f'lll artmut nf
coir in Ike roarkrt. warruntrd alaraj-t trrtb and gouio
Fancy Toilet Articles,
uoh a Sonjv IVrfnmrr C"!.sn, Strhrt. I.unin't
pmulnt" Ktlmct. M irn-tllft Vtf, KliiiU YValrr and
brit lUy ltum, akU ilir Urnt topply of
Ktt krpt In Ariz nMlnir m lo pat npanv rbar-A-tfnf
I'ltriSCRICrinS llwt may nt In fn.mT..wn
r Owmtry. ami I ho. by tlrict at'rnllon Ut lay bn
nt. In which I hnx bn rnciird fr tbi" Jat lirt-nly-five
y fart, to tnnt and rrcrivrarrj litrral '.rutui(t-.
AWaro crfiillv and amiraMr mirp unHM- A
comlent and obllflnc clrtk lwv In at'rndanr.
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IVaoolt. April 11. l77. Tropriftor.
CITY MEAT MARKET,
PHILIP K0HLHEYER, Proprietor
Montczuinn Street, opposite the Miner oflicc.
Havfnp purchanl th InUrrit of lw Tanithf rty In
lhoi:lfv XI .t Markrl. 1 !ak Thi mctSod llirunirb tL
1 r.tlumiior tb IMILT MlNKIl. of nit'.fylnir the prtiple it
rrclt ilmt nhk-(i rhil will 1 ut happy to infrt
tint cttim-tt ot th old firm, and add near uu. Kuarau
teeing lo furtilh lliem the nlcett
Steaks, Roasts, Mutton, Sansage, Corned Beef
AND ALL KINDS OP GAME.
Call at my Mtt Market and examine fr youilef.
Alt nuat will be guaranteed iweet and freh.
AM Vlfcdt ot work Ann an tWt tnAltl Stfl
Wine fr maar yer, ami udM iWisntuJ.00
ut alt iU beaneh.. I flatlef Dylf Hat I n, , JbfiS
aeth.B Al tMi
"W AGO N- MA IClV.lfHt
Repiirinj, Shoeing and Plov.),
I haT rmi 1- yeJ Mr M. Nerll Uu.i tmfJXIn
mbn . arkm.wllfrd I. im tauter wl fr j "
CnrrUer. lluccy WtMxl vt
A.V and a! klU il irk minuted U .,Lf c
Inw. ! i lial ti wll I leettlHltiri' -i
..Mi.n the Tetfv I l"-Hreltt ibtiaPnil
aftt lf Ue " llteef re I b i mtoeeJ jea,JCVi2
lrl htnttr iat hWl and rj t; .
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'rr.l Anuiv. April 6 18,7.
OKI. W. IVFjl.
KIRV7ACEN & CO,,!
One duo eat ul IlalUn HlkaJtb SH-htj j
I) E S I (i X E It S , HUlLlS
OEXKIUL WOOD WORKI J
llirt ample taoUWe fr dttloif all kind rfia,-,
"W AGON "WOSSoi
L. LBYMAK1K Ai CO, "c
NEW BIT SALOOS'8
IU l(r?n4lou l'riiiicale.
llet Utjnor ant Oirar dlpnW. Beerrj!r,C"
or quart. Idfjuw al old to alt purtiuue'i. ni
wines a:;d ceasipagseS
UKST UUAM)i IX tiii: PltUSCOTmj1
l'rett. Marrh Mb 1877. n4
ClXr.imATKD 1TUK CONFKCTli
l'..rity and Swj'ertority rrl any maaoiactBilv
We hare madarwine -t trlihtlirtesuirlr
wliereliy we aii" cabled to nfler all ! thrfrrwii
rRMlfCt I'HICC. :1' ni.d e.tmlne uapWi
front all r f Trr t',-r' 0" ' t
J. UOt.DWATr.lt i IlltOS.ifl
Corner Crtei and 0lwi tree!, rrrift
Gurlov Street, PRKSCOTT, .U.r J
A First-Class House, on the Europe u!g
NEW AND CLEAS BEDS FORLQDSh
ELEOAST IIOOMS FOB FAMIi
KKKI). WtLUAStS. Piiil
WASHING ! WASIILVG!!
igav L ix iv n dif"
A Xew laundry a been tarte.t by tw torn
ltdie In the liuute formerly ixropled by WaT.j.
.m. .ItUiitrd n the rUt .Mitu d Urnard Jt E
ery iable. All wvrk enirnved to our cax w
prompt attention and aatUCwtloa iraaf""- "
of prWate Uuit ie- ..lWte.l. All fWK
ieut .a-buiton- off ie ulred without extrarlijsp-tr
will ! emplyeil to R.ttlier up wahiog Jfj
t, owner. rdr lor wtuhlUff will b reti
reIdenc or by d.lieiuir a tote to tb r.
lree.rt. March lU h "7. dif.
The undersigned offer Jtr ul jt
Singer -i Florence Sewing Madi
OF DIFFERENT STYLES, ;fi
AT SAN FRANCISCO Til
Or will.ell the tame on IwtallmenU.
for rent. "OWABD..