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WEDNESDAY MABOH 23, 1804.
Thk cost number of the Minkr will be issued on
Wednesday, April Cth, Advertisements should be sent
la by or before the 5th.
The Recorders of the different mining diatriots will
confer ft favor by fending in copies of the rospoctire
mining laws, for publication in the Mixbb.
Ud a. Lvox. formerly an Indian Agent, and well
W.w Maxloo. visited Fort
KUUWU m ...
Whipple with Colonel Davis and Df. lloNnltgr, tad
returned to Tneeon with the former.
The California Voluntbkms. We have to reflet
that owing to a difficulty in procuring certain dates
nd facts, we have to defer the bediming of our articles
upon the services of those gallafit troop until our next
T.iatrr. Viiank II. RoBiNaoK. ofOo. H, 11th Missouri
Volunteers, remains at this pout witi the men of that
mraaTivifiR by Captain Butcher and Col, Ottawa.
He will aocompauy Col. vnaveaonnis rromwuM
Captain Walkb, the distinguished explorer asd
miner, leaohud here with King Wooiaey, Esq., on Sun
day lam. and ie the guest of Major WHHs. He met too
hardsliips of the recent excursion to the "Verde, like a
man of one aad twenty.
this wonderful result of tho liberty it secured to
us, become their envy and nmazoment. Well
may Bright nnd Cobdcn assure tho peoplo of
England that it is not the part of wisdom to
sneer at a government which has so marvellously
extended its power and possessions.
Th weather for a week or two peat ha been more
rough and windy than we expected to nave It even in
March. On Monday evening it bogs to rain, aad on
Tnwulnv mnrni? it snowed violently. To-day it i
blustering and cloudy. The mow, excepting upon tfce
high hills, has disappeared.
Dp. Ckarlbs Le has been vtiknt. m Burgeon at
thin poet, and A. A. Burgeon T. P. Seeky, who accorn
panted the Gofernor's eacort from ILanaae, ia appoint
ed in his place. Dr. Seeley ia an mtelligeet and de
voted member of hie profession, who has served with
credit in the Army of the Potomac, and the hospital
He. Sam user. Adams addressed a mooting of miners
and others, at thia place, oa the 2 let inst, upon the
general resources of the Territory and a mission on
whiou ho claims to have !eeu sent to San rYtncisco, in
December lustAby tlt residents of tfee . Territory. A
vote of thanks was given hint, and to C. 8. Hobbs
John Kisdow. and 1v R. Wadsworth, of San Francisco;
to J. S. ilslstcsd of Fort Yuma, and to 3. B. Chevalier
of this Territory, for assistance alleged to have been
given fcim, in acting1 for the, benefit of the Territory.
Sir. George H. Mcore acted as President of the
This morning. Colonel Chaven. with 14 men of
company H, lith Missouri Volunteers, started for a
fifteen days' exploration in search of a direct road
from here to the Little Colorado, or to 55uui. It iS the
general belief that such a route, practicable for teafns,
can be found. If Colonel Chaves should succeed in
opauiug it he will shorten tha distance from here to
the Bio Grande nearly an hundred miles, and confer a
great public beneiit Upon his return here ho will
start for the Rio Grande with tho whole of the Missouri
J Volunteers. He will ta&e the new row! if found feasi
ble ; if not, be will go as he came here, via the San
i Francisco Mountain and Whipple route.
Tks Governor, contented with four days' rest, after
iS his tiresome trip to the Verde, started for Tucson yes
terday morning, accompanied by Quartermaster Nel-
dEhon. of this nost Thev will travel with Colonel Davis.
fc-bo left at the same time. The morniug was each as
Ldeter ordinary travellers from starting, but the par-
went off in excellent humor. The visit of the Gov-
to Tucson will we doubt not, be attended with
results. Whether he determines to assemble tho
ialaiure there or not, the people will be pleased to
n, and to know that he is a lire, active, and in
aimae, and that he baa the mtereete of the
Territory at atari, and wUl omit no opportunity
Tho attention of tho government, and of all in
terested in this stupendous, but feasiblo enter
prise, is now moro than over directed to the
routes through New Mexico and Arizona, in
our judgement the most favorable that can be
proposed. In his lata report tho Secretary of
the Interior after designating the Kansas Valley
as the beat starting point ; remarks as follows :
The extent and unsurpassed richncds of the
gold nolda recently discovered in Arizona, to
gc-ther with our previous knowledge of the vsst
mineral wealth ol New Mexico, is well calculated
to impress all who refloct upon the subject with
the necessity of a branch road from the Union
racinc to banta ie, ana each otaer points in
the Territory of New Mexico as may be necee
sary to the development of the mineral wealth
and trade of that country; and although Congress
may be unwilling to lend pecsniary aid or ercdit
to such an enterprise, it is believed that a liberal
grant of land, both arable and mineral, of com
psratively little present value to the Government,
to the eorapyaniee now organized, or to one to be
chartered by the Territorial Legislators of New
Mexico, will insure its speedy construction.
There are vast fields of iron ore, and coal suitable
for its manufacture, convenient to the line of the
proposed branch rosd, and though the enterprise
may appear stupendous, the income to be derived
from it weuld. doubtless soon afford ample com
pensntion to those who might accomplish it.
Wt trust that the Legislature of Arizona will
heartily co-operate with New Mexico in Uug im
portant matter. From the Sio Grande to the
Pacific there arc two naiur&i ro&tes through
our Territory One over the 35th parallel, the
Whipple road, and another over the old over
land or Soathenr read, from Mesilk to Yurcm via
Tucson and the Pi mo Tillages. We hope to
five to se the iron horde proudly pr&ncisg over
both these routes, conasetiog th$ Esst wills i&
West, Hie 8Eth -xsltk th North, feja indis
soluble feon& W aha!! i&vf no topic mm m-
taraeting to dor readers, or more worthy of
disenssicn. tlsin thai of the great, inevitable Pa-
cine Hail Boad. We aa&ll wh Rcgleot it In
this eonnoction we mej add thnt .the President,
sn his message, and General Hsllesk is bio report,
referred to our land of gold. The President eays :
Tho minaral resources of Colorado, Nevada,
Idahoe, New Mexico and Arizona nto provinf at
richer than heretofore understood.
Genora! Haileek speaking of the Military De
partment of New Mexico, has the following :
The troops m this department havo been pria
cipally employed during the past year on tbs
Indian frontier, and in opening and ga&ruisgi
roads to th newly discovered gold minea in Ari-J
zona. I no lauuious nccneas 01 tnese mines has
attracted large numbers of miners and travelers
from California nnd Mexico, and the hitheito
barren Territory will soon become & wealthy and
will pay largely to well directed labor. It is the
commonest occurrance to hear u person say that
it, i i i
uau ne remainea in a given place u year longer no
would Kavo made his fortune. Peoplo lose an
immense amount of time nnd incur rgreat ex
pense in roviug about in this way. uoro the
money so spent laid up and the time squandered,
spent in amassing more, they would be far more
likely to succeed. 1 hey, however, at least ac
complish this: They are the pioneers who open
up a country tor those who follow nnd thus aro a
beneiit to the world. We have had our own ex
perience in such matters, and confess that we
like a roving life and tho excitement of a fron
tier, and yet we aro hereafter disposed to trust
moro to the slow and steady current than we
hitherto have done.
The following correspondence explains itsolf,
and we need say nothing more than that Captain
Chacon left hore on the 11th ult., for Fort Win-
gate, attended by the good wishes of all who had
the pleasure of knowing him. A3 a gentleman
and soldier he has no snperior in tho New Mexi
Fort Wmippl, Abizoxa, Feb. 1Mb, 1864.
Gsmtlkxkk ' Soiry thai I am about to separate
myself from you, I have the (satisfaction to acknowl
edge the favora and compliments with which you have
nonorcu me since tee day upon which i joined you so
escort you upon your journey to this Territory, i
have endeavored to catiafy you and protect yoc as far
as ia my power. If at any time I may have cassed
you pain, I hope you will not attribute it to any inten
tional neglect upon my part. 1
1 hope that you may reaieia eatit&ed with my small
services, and that you will allow me to s&y that I be
lieve Arizona will, under your administration, be pro
tected and prospered in all the resources of civil life.
That it will bs a torch of light under your stirring
efforts ; that it will be elevated, sustained, and convey
ed to your successors and descendants, an important
State, and that they will not fail to remember the pil
lars who formed it At a future day it will be said
that a desert country was brought, to life and happi
ness by you. In making these observations I lay aside
all personal interest, and simply desire to iiia&ifest to
you my esteem aaa tnan&s.
With honor and equity, and feelings of iJm west de
corona respect, I &m, gentlemen,
Tour raogf. oleeient strvsst.
Capiahs 1st H. U.jClry Vols.
To Bus -Esoellenev Govkrkok Gooewi.v, and the
foset "St Mspjps.tr, ABU9xi, Feb. ie, 1884.
Jai?f AIR EArAKI. CSSACOK.
Firut New Mexican Volunteers :
xerwAiro lo2s tub Bahr1
pine, from the sixth canto of Goott's u Lady
Lake, " is happily suggestive of the in-
ing importance and power of the great
', NTtf iha rAonh. A? uvarivAa lrni Air .f
. m r.-V b 4 w . ITTiViUH) uww iJU Y11U wi
wSedless and better contest -the battle of ln-
tribus and enterprising lifefills the moun-
lisSTanU plains from the Missouri to the Pacific.
denotes a wealth of resource, n rapidity of
.vlopmont, and a triumph of labor, such as
leiworiu nam not Known before. Nor hiBtorv
tS011 to9 -? a great land so magically trans-
,d from a wilderness to a cardan, from n
to a treasure-house. California nud Oro-
ptates full grown and imperial. Colorado,
$i and Novada ready for admission to the fed-
;irclo. Nebraska, Dacotah, Idaho, Washing-
mow Mexico and Arizona, organized and
ni... n . .....
sperous i ornionoa, uu wmnn a nttie moro
r) a decade of yoars. Tho birth and maturing
fticu stalwart and golden sovereignties, is tho
Hilar clory ot tho lDth centurv. nnd .ita
I mt mr J w
tast achiovernont, tho American Republic.
Sio Revolution opened the eyes of almost
nation of Lurope " bow muoh moro 1ms
Captaik Your courteous latter o? to-day, express
ing the hop (at parting,) list yonr atrviccg ca com
mandant of the company f Sew Mealcan Volunteers,
accompanying us to this post, from the Bio Grande,
had been acceptable ; and yonr gocd wishes for the
success of Uic civil Government, bow eatabliahed here.
In response, we beg to assure you that we Lave rea
son to remember your constant attention aad interest
in oar journey, and the gocd conduct of your men.
with the utmost satisfaction.
That every honor may attend both you and them,
and that yonr predictions of the prosperity of our gov
efiuaeut, may all be Mfilled, is our earnest wish.
We arc Captain, with sincere regard,
Your obedient servante.
John K: Goonwix, Governor of Arisona.
E. C. McCormick, Secretary, do
Wss. F. ToBXEft, Chief Justice, do
J. P. Ai.ia'X, Associate Justice, do
L. BAfinroRD. Surveyor General, do
A, Gaok, U. S. District Att'y. do
of tho Military Department of New Mexico.
mitteo of seven consisting of the following gon
tlonifju : Chief Justice Benedict, Hon. Jose Man
uel Gnllegos, Col. James L. Collins, Don Miguel
B. Pino, Gen'l. C. P. Clever. Hon. Annaturic
Sandoval, and Merrii Ashurst, Esq., was appoint
ed by the President to draft resolutions express
ive of the sense of the meetimr.
The above referred to newspaper articles wer
then rend in English by Chief Justice Benedict,
and in Spanish by the President.
J ho committee on resolutions retired from tbs
Hall and upon their return Chief J nstico Bene
dict reported the following preamble and resolu
tions m beualt of the committee of which he was
Wukkeas, by tho arrival of the mail from the
States, upon Thursday of the past week, it ha&
come to our knowledge and to the knowledge of
the citizens of this City, that in the New York
Journal ol Commerce, the New York World and
other prominent papers, there have appearod at
various points and almost simultaneously, violent,
fibaeive nnd, && we believe, grossly unjust and an
f.jnnded imputations and attacks upon the offi
cial and and personal condaet and character bt
Brigadier General Jakes H. Carlktox, Com
Coinmanding the Department of New Mexico
and Arizona, charging him with tyranny, oppres
sion and peculation.
Axd, W HKREAa, we liavs knovn i;he onvifbt.
public aad o facial character of the 'said Oarletolt
for now many yearc, and that each charges sand
impucauoDB against, mm meei as as new ma-mar-prising,
having been unknown and nnher of t:
as who reside constantly in this Territory.
And, Whkxkas, we hold it to be tho herns'
and honorable duty of citizens to vindicate 'ik-
fasr reputation and meritorious actions df m
able, faithful and efficient public office vhett,
grossly, maliciously and false'iy assailul rocI stfiX
nmniated Therefore, be it
Resolved, That all the charges sad imputations
contained in xhe papers referred to derogatory to tae
character, standing and conduct of Brigadier General
Jainca H. Carlefcon, in this Territory, have no founda
tion, in the opinion and sentlmenta of car inliabitsnts
so far aa wfc have had any means of knowing or aro
Resolved, That the said General Catietonaas been
and etill is regarded by ua and the people of this Terri
tory, as an able, patriotic and faithful commander and
ono who is earnestly, actively and disinterestedly de
voting his time, abilities and all the means in his hands
to chastise and subdue the hostile Indians, to prcservQ
the safety and integrity of the Government ssd Union,
cad to promote ami advance the highest and, best in
terests of the Territory and her people.
Resolved, That in the sections of the Territory
most known and frequented by us, or within our knowl
edge, an unlimited confidence is felt among the people
? thfi kindness, moderation fintl inRf.irf of t'so c!5rl flcm L.
SEXSlSXiS ANB WIMEXiY
The following extracts from an editorial in the
Miners Register, (Colorado) ere as appropriate
here as in the latitude fur which they were writ
ton. We commend them to the thoughtful at
tention of those persons who are proposing to
leave Arizona when the prospects of the country
are better th&n ever before :
Wo know of men who left here two years ago
almost penniless, who had they retained tho
property they then possessed, would have their
fortunes now in hand instead of in prospect
only. We aro intimately acquainted with a
gentleman who became disgusted hero and en
deavored to soil everything ho had to obtain
money enough to get out of the country with,
and had even hired his passage to Nevada Terri
tory, but was unable to consummate tho trades
benad begun, and was compelled to remain.
This apparent ill luck proved to be in fact the
best of good luck. Uho very property, which
then he could scarcely givo awayt has now made
him wealthy, oven beyond his mosfc sanguine ex
pectations, Every day wo meet eomo old friend or ac
nuaintance who is nrenarincr to leave Colorado
just at tho time when fortune is beginning to
smile on us. 'J hey havo read or hoard some
glowing nccount of rich discoveries, and forget
thnt we aroroporting day by day equally as fort
unate operatiotiB'at homo. Distance lends en
chantment to the view, and they prfer tho good
thing fur off to that near at hand.
Wo aro of those who havo tho fullest confi
dence in ((ho mines of Idaho and of Arizona, but
still believu ours at homo to bo equally as rich.
Wo are confident that this wliolo range of moun
tains, which form the back-bone of America, from
tho frozen north to the burning south, will bo
found rich in gold and silver, and yet wc prefer
to stay hero, because this portion of tho country
has just been brought to tho condition where it
Prqtixa XiSffTS, M Make hast slowly," is an
old Latin proverb which Governor Goodwin will
not ignore in his official movements. Having
the highest interests, not only of tho present,
but of the fntiire of the Territory at heart, he
will do nothing without due consideration. Ho
will not bo influenced by those nervous, impatient
t - i - i
persons, who aro aireaay wonuenng wny tuo
census i3 not completed, why the elections are
not held, and why the place for the meeting of
the Legislature is not fixed. The delays in tho
rrival of the civil officers in tho Territory have
been fully explained. Governor Goodwin is in
no wise responsible for them. Within a week
after his appointment he was on his way hither.
Before he had been here two weeks ho had visit
ed th& mines in this part of tho Territory, and in
less than four weeks after his arrival he was off
for the San Francisco and Salinas country, on an
oxploration which must bo of the first importance
to tho Territory; He will move quite as fast as
is consistent with propriety, and tho obstacles
which, until wo have roads and mails, must im
pede his way. A Territory which has been ten
years seeking organization, will not regret a few
weeks or months spent in making that organza-
tion complete and effective
At a largo mooting of tho citizens of tho city
of Santa Pe, convened in tho Council Chamber
on tho evening of February 21st, 18oA, tho fol
lowing proceedings were hud :
On motion. Gov. Connelly was elected rresi
dent Col. Gernn St. Vrian and Don Sinlon.
Delgado, Vice Presidents and Hon. Joab Hough-
IUU uuu uuuu Jl,. jtMCSut) ijuuiuimica.
Tho President oxplained, in Euglisb and Span
ish, tho object of tho meeting to be to declare
eral Carleton, sad that no commander would mors
largely share the usitcu and iavcrable opinion of tho
Resolved, That to the extent of our knowledge, in
formation and belief, the Military Administration in
this Territory, in all its branches and operations, never
has been more honestly, fairly, energetically and'tiQ
fully conducted, than by Gen'l. Carleton and tiiese ntt
acr his command and supervision. v-
Rssolv&d, That condemnation too strong cannot bo
visitea upon any person or persons wno, ;or tlie graa-
ncation of malice or ill-will instigated by private di&
appointment, furnish unfounded injurious and calum
niating statements against just and faithfnl pnblio ofS-
I.. Al.f-. m v ,.,,.. i ' .
ucra m mm a em wry, w uu yuuiisaea. in prommCilU
papers in the States.
Bksolved, That all snch atlacig upon tme ascl
aithfnl officers and men arc attacks upon the interests,
prosperity and houor of the Territory, and their authisrs
arc enemies of New Mexican interests and people.
Resolved, That the official acta of Gen'l. Carleton.
aa Commander of this Department, in sustaining and
aiding the civil Departments of this Territory tho
m 4 : .... l..J!S, J x,. I. .
jk..cuuuv3 jw iveu ns uic juuicmi--in me uiscuarge os
their duties, meets with our hearty approval, aud for.
these acts he deserves the support of, his gov-:
eminent, and the applause of every patriot ia the
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions and tho
proceedings of this meetiug be fonvarded to the Presi
dent of the Uriitea btates and the Secretary of W ar.
Resolved, That a copy of the proccedinera of this
meeting be furnished to the editors of the different
papers in the Territory and that they he requested to
After the report of the committee was read
Hon. Joab Houghton moved that it bo adopted,
aud accompanied the motion with remarks well
i i . it.. ;
Minuu uuu npprupnuiu u me occasion.
Chief Jusuce Benedict also spoke to the reso
lutions, and in his remarks alluded to tho official
connection ho had had with General Carleton
for many yoars past, aud declarod that he had al
ways found him exceedingly careful not to let
the military infringe upon the civil authority.
't he report ot tho committeo was then unanir
On motion of Gen'l. C P. Clover, Mr. John
T. Russell was nppoiuted a committee of one to
have tho proceedings or this meeting printed.
On motion of Gen'l. Clovor tho meeting ad
HENRI CONNELLY, Prest.
CERAN ST. VRAIN J v. . p;.
SIMON DELGADO, V 110 5 e
Joab Houghton, I Cn ,a ' I r--,
JOIINT. RURSKLL,fSeC-VS' -
the sentiments of the peoplo of this City in re-. r. n''n,a nvnnAu
foronca to certain publications made in some offfe Governor a oxpedit
tho New York papers derogatory to tho ohurac- tho Vftr,e- hu?9 beea ,eQ,
l. f Jl? rt 1 .,.. i 1 rv l r, jrl
JPulIj notes of the Governor's expedition to
tho Yerde and Salinas, havo been furnished us.
We must postpono their publication to another
number, for want of room. Tho details of tho
Mohavo road to California, are also crowded out.
Judge Allyn, Mr. Van Smith, and others, who
:ion near tho month of
heard from at tho