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THE AlllZOXA MINER.
PRESCOTT, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 18C4.
"Tho Gold of that Laud is good.'
T. A. HAND, Publisher.
JfXAl&S A.T LAST.
At last we luive something tangible-regarding
mail service in our long neglected Territory.
The Santa Fe papers contain tho official adver-
tmnt tn nnrrv ft weekly mail
irom Albuquerque to Prescott, by the 35th par
allol, the Whipple route. . It is in these word
with additional details :
Aucust 10, 1861. f
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SWOMWrASSE. 1 Wth H'roops will bo furnished at tho earliest poss.bl.
of November next, (to oe uociueu uj-mu nmt; "" momont. ana ine uenenu la wuuuuui muu
Will Judgo Baca and tho editor of the New
Mexico presb remember thatwohnvo the Apache
to contend with, the worst Indian upon tho Pn
ciGc slope 1 Will they add to our cares and
troublos by foisting upon U3 six or eight thous
and savages who havo no moro claim upon Our
attention than thoso of Idaho or Dalcotah ? 11
tho Dosquo Kedondo bo not ft good locality, let
the Navajo bo taken elsewhere in New Mexico,
but not brought to Arizona. Tho proposition is
not only audacious bat unjust in tho extromc,
and will meet tho universal opposition of our
TO BE RENEWED.
General Carleton writes that supplies are pro
vided at Tubac and at Forts ttowiu and Good-
win for another campaign against the Apaches
does not at present,; who that has a Nuluuble
miue will care for it, and who that has a poor
mine wishes to spend a dollar upon it under any
It sounds strange to hear mon who expect to
realize fortunes Irom their mines, objecting to
perfecting titles to tho same at a co3t less (and
to bo less for tho next three years.) than their
weekly outlay for tobacco and toddiea. Let us
be careful how we strain at gnats and swallow
rnnvAvinrr the United States mails in the ' crritory
of Arizona from the 1st of January, 1S05, or as soon
ftor na tirsiRticutilc. to the 30th of Juue, 1806
on the route and by the schedule of departures and
nrrtvnl fnl OW1UE. VIZ
14466 From Albuquerque, (New Mexico,) by Atns-
Wincate, Covero, Agua Fria, zmni. jucoo s
Well. (Arizona.) Leroux Springs, and Woolsey's
Ranch, to Prericott, 450 miles and back, once a week.
Leave Albnquerque Sunday at il m ;
Arrive at Prescott in 6 days by 12 m ;
Lnnvc Prescott Thursday at 12 m :
Arrive at Albuquerque in C days by 12 m
will briii" tho mountain robbers and ussassins to
a reservation when he cots aftor them
w a . . . l a . .
again, in a letter to tuc secretary no Huya -.
"Thank God 1 1 havo gotten over 8,000 of tho
Navajos oft the road to Arizoua, and placed them
as a barrier between New Mexico and tho Indi
ana of tho nlains. One vear more, and with
God's blessing, wo will either subjugate or sent
to happy hunting grounds tue Apacnes oi Ari
zona. Thev aro very much frightened, and have
We are authorized by tho Postmaster brenerai broken up into small bands, aud many have Ilet
in his bf
mi a. L mm. t l A ,1 ,l Un 1 r. i Mv- v - -
Die. me comraci win-10 "uaiui;u ujr tuo l .u , , , , ,. , -p. , Anfltloa w5ii Bnnnnmu
of tho present month. We caro not who gets it just n0Wf rrom tne mustering out of troops, my
if the service be promptly and taithiuny per hands aro tied ; but I have abked tor two thous
formed. aud good men : if I get them, and all you Anzo
...tn u ,u:,i tUnt ti.nrn ;a n ormr in ihr uiaus must help, you will soon have an end to
lit win uu wuwv;cu iuuu luciu " w... i ... i ,
arrangement of the points upon the route. It ;
to place tho advertisement in our columns, but into tfonora and -hihuahua. Wo have- u
tho authority camo at too late a day to be avail got 1(J W; Ho fell like a Roman, i.
' " ..... . nvfil mmm .una. (InrdiRPS now hole
flnuhtlesa is .the intention to have the mail car-
ripfl from Letoux's fork, of the Little Colorado
or thereabouts, by the Chavez cut off, via Wool
8ey's Ranch, to Prescott, and not by Leroux's
spring which is at tho foot of the San Francisco
mountain, on the old (Pishon) road.
With twelve relays, which wo learn is the num
ber to be allowed, the service can readily be per
formed within the six days named, and we shall
out with ono hundred
in tho White mountains
men, irom iort
and Mocollons. Col. Rice's iournal I send you
lie had to come away too soon, to bo mustered
out : but the operations havo only intermitte
they havo not ceased, nor will they until the work
is eflectually done. 13ut 1 must nave troops
That is a point that you, aud the Govoruor, and
the Legislature, must insi3t upon.
Yes, we muat havo troops, and every effort
should be mado to get them. We hope Colonel
The Laws. A letter from Major General
Ileintzelman, of the United States Army, cover-
ng his subscription to tho Miner, which we have
U3t received, has tho tollowing :
I coneratuluto you upon tho successful estab
lishment of a Territorial government, and tlm
seloction of so beautiful a site for tho capital.
You havo giveu it a most appropriate name.
Having spent some time in Arizoua when all
nower centred in mo revolver auu uowio-huuu,
can appreciate the advantages ol a government.
Tho friends of Arizona, wherever they may be.
must rejoico to know that law and order prevail
here. Tho enactments of the Legislature, of
which we to-day begin tho publication, will com
pare favorably with thoso of any Stato or Terri
tory, and they will be lived up to. In their
execution, our officials will remember, as was
suggested in tho initial number of the Minkk,
Wo havo a heterogeneous population, made
up from every quarter of the continent That
men of all politics are here assembled, not as
politicians, but as explorers and dettlers, to whom
the regulation and development of the Territory
are matters of far more concern than the success
of one partizau or another. We doubt if there
ever was a people moro dosirous to live in
harmony, ami to cordially co-operate for the
bo put within quick and satisfactory commuuica- poston will omit no opportunity to urge the mat-
tion with our friends upon the Rio Grande, ter upon tho War Department. The General is
Moreover we shall, (if peace is made with the evidently in earnest, and ho should be promptly
Indians upon the plains,) be m receipt of news QDd powerfully backed. With his well timed ex
from Colorado and the stat$3 in much less time ertiona, if ho have a sufficiency of men, and
than hitherto. With proper connections we those of the Rungera authorized by the Legisla-
Bhould have tho Denver papers, with New York Uure, short work may be made of the Apaches.
end Sau Francisco telegrams of the previous day, q0(j flpee(i every movement to that end
WllUlu iweivu tu luuiiecu uuyn. iino win give
us new life, and be ot vast consequence to our
remote Territory. Elsewhere we reprint an ar
ticle from the Santa Fe Gazette showing the im
portance of tho new route as a beginning of an
overland mail from tho Atlantic to tho Pacific,
over the 35th parallel. Should service be put
upon the route from L03 Angeles, via Fort Mo
have, or .that irom l.os Angeies, via La raz, to
Prescott, both of which routes we understand to
THE MIXING LAW.
Tho Mining Law, passed by the Legislature,
has been printed in pamphlet form and is
for sale at tho Miner ofhee. Every prospector,
owner and worker of mines should carefully pe
ruse it. It goes into effect on the first of Jan
nary ensuing, and while we are not prepared to
call it a perfect law, we can but believe it to bo
Much satisfaction is expressed over the defeat
of DnJLieb, in quarters where he is best known.
The following is from the Santa Fe Gazette :
Lieb Defeated : Tho voters of Arizona have
done a noble act iu defeating Lieb, the political
mountebank, who had tho impudence to set him-
sell belore them as a can dm to for Deiseutu m
Congress. An impostor of tho most arrant kitd
he moves from community to commttutty, nuikh.g
pretensions of the moat lolty character, plau
himseu upon the people ae & public paupiu aiJ
thus lives as long as the different curnumniUae
will subsist him. It was thus with him in IsV
Mexico. He lived hero as Jong ta he could h
his peculiar method aud finally wcut to Arijso&a
as a chanty patient.
i i i. . i i i il .
v imnur uo, win go irom .Arizona, ins race
having been run there, cannot be imagined at tho
present, wriung. jlio is represented as being com
pletely run down at the heel, without friends, and
of course, destitute of the meuns of obtainiw' a
support, all looking upon him with that pitiless
unconcern which usually marks tho conduct o
the public towards the triby of unworthy preten
, . ' .. . , . , . a good beginning. Its provisions are generally
havo been authorized by Congress, we shall have b ... D. , t i
Xllj llutriul, u'JU l la ouutvbuunujjo uiu auou ui
can readily be overcome by future Legislation.
a through lino possessing such marked advanta
ges over any yet established that its permanency
-'and popularity can hardly be a matter of question.
,.' There is an effort in New Mexico to have the
- Navajos removed from the Bosque Redondo and
placed upon tbo Colorado Cbiquiio, in this Ter
ritory. We are not surprised that the New
Mexican, which will not see anything good in the
plans of General Carleton, should advocate this
mnnonm Knf ron fi rti fimnfiil t.hfit. nnr frinnri .Tnhn.
uicuouiu, uuu - I . . Al :4i:i. ....
-r .1.. xt. xt: 00, ...h l,nn IU,J ry, QUI llio cuuuuuan wuuw uiu.d
w fc - ' 1.1. it. . n . n.UUnMitlt At hinhnnt Inlit
liiai Hie oyouum uuu uutuuwijr ui uu uigticai iu
of tho Territory, or State, shall protect his invest
menta. lie lacks confidence in the permanency
We hear dissatislaction expressed m some
quartera that tho Legislature took any action in
reference to the mines. Surely the persons who
entertain such an opinion cannot desire to sell
their mines at remunerative rates, or to secure
machinery without deluy, or else they must have
forgotten the proverbial timidity of capital. If
we would make our mines valuable and saleable
we must throw every safe-guard about the titles
to them. To us tho mining districts, and the
records kept therein, may seem all that is necessa
hard sense, should favor it. Some months since
we took him to task for pronouncing tho Nava
jos an Arizona Indian, but we regret that our re
buke was in vain. He still harps upon tho ab-
n.,t!nn nml in (1 Info tQStlft minfpCl nntirftV.
ingly from . letter of Probata Judgo Baca, of "b AesUoeii ,n a """"
Miguel eountv. wio exclaims:
w.o iuiSU iiL'iiii-JU aiiUTCS tU WlIlCU til UU-
San Miguel county, w;io
' Let him (the Navajo) be located on tbo Col
orado Chiquito, or some nuitable place in Arizo
na Territory in hiB own country, where abund
ance of fine lands are to bo found, with an in
oxhau3tible supply of wood and grazing resour
ces that the Pecoa river do3 not afford ; aud
settled in their own country they will havo no
ouo to molest or disturb them."
Overlooking tho bad English of this quotation,
we protest against its assertions. The iVavnjo
is not an Arizona Tndian, aud tho proposition to
. place him upon tho Colorado Chiquito is us cool
as tho winds which blow from tho Sun Fruncis
co mountain, at this season. To locate a New
Mexican Indian iu our Territory (not lavishly
supplied with tillable lands), and that on tho
great highway from the Rio Grando to tho pa
cific, would be an act of gross injustice, to which
mtx popl wonfd not quietly submit.
of the records for which no bonded official is re
sponsible, and which kept at exposed points,
Ho may have
confidence in the present Recorders, as wo have,
but he does not know who is to succeed them.
He may find his title perfect here, but he wants
it perfect in New York and in San Francisco.
If wo would raise tho price of our feet from
tho paltry rates which they now command ; if
wo would open and work our mines, without
which they are useless to ua ; if wo would push
tho country ahead and mako it rival Washoe and
Esmeralda, we must havo a clean record and
avoid the shoala and quicksands, the annoying
irrogularities and tho costly litigation thero exist
ing. Who is thero that to perfect tbo title to
his mino.and placo the record beyond all hazard
for all time, will begrudge any duty or outlay im
posed by this new law. Suppose it does cost a
trifle moro than hitherto to record the papers ;
su'ppose;(it r do.esrequiroa llttlo' ' more work upon
the lodu'thnn nndor thi district kwi, (which it
The Legislature adjourned on the 10th in
stant having been in session forty-threo days
Tho members were most of them inexperienced
and Btrangers to each other, but they met iu
proper spirit and thero was but little time wasted
and few if any foolish acts will blot tho record
of their proceedings. The death of Mr. JackBon
gavo the frieuds of Prescott a majority of ono in
the House, but the tie iu the Council prevented
the admission of Col. Eakins, and tho permanent
location of the capital hero. Tho uext Legisla
ture will meet in December, 18G5, at such place
ns thq Governor may designato. Tho election
will be he'd in September.
We had hoped to publish a full.list of the acts
passed in this issue but mu3t defer it, us also a
letter from tho Governor to the members con
gratulating them on their labors.
Editor ok Arizona Minkh. .Sir v I havo,
lately come into possesion of some very rare and!
musty Aztec cliionicles, which seem to have
wholly escaped tho research of Prescott, Wilson,
and other historians. I have been impressed by
the descriptions given in thoso venerable docu
rnents of tho manner in which tho pro-historic
legislator of Arizona wooed and won his better
half, and of tho quaint way in which his friends
celebrated tho completion of hia mptials. It
wna the custdih of the legislative assetublies only
to olect.a chairman who would ngreo toourt and
inarry g young; Tirgin of tho town in which tho
aiigiistbody held its sessions, provided su-i vir
gin could be found, which was not nlwayi tigj
case. To this emV; tho dignilieil legislatorial
permitted to roam about of nights, and make lJ0
acquaintance of4 parents who had mariiageab
daughters. If he could find tho old folks ni
their camp fires jts.addod a romance to the oc
casion which Was much enjoyed by tho people.
Often tho interviews were many before tho fair
virgin was introduced, and she was never brought
forth until it had been clearly fixed that there ex-
isted a difference of nt least forty years between
her age and that of her distinguished wooer.
his fact satisfactorily settled, tho negotiations
negan, and though carried on stealthily, it was
but a little while ere they were consnmmated by
the kind offices of an official of like rank
with the alcaldes or iustices of tho near
of this latter day. Great caro was taken
by the newly married to hava tho towna-
olk only learn of their union as by acci
dent. This was nrobablv done' to 'nrevent. if
possible, the attentions suro to bo bestowed up
on them the evening after their marriago, which
attentions were not only cordial but vociferous
ud extraordinary. It was the custom for all
classes of tho peoplo to provide themselves with
strnncre and inharmonious instruments with
which a flood of noise, by no means melodious
o tho ear, was poured upon the happy pair,
when they wore fairly locked in each others arms.
sturdy Judgo led the serenading party, bearing
a hu''e niece of sheet iron, unon which he bent
nost lustily with a crooked club. The Secreta
ry of the realm whipped a bar of steel with mar
vellous vigor, and it is recorded that on some oc
casions the Governor did not hesitate to drum
continuously upon a tin pan. albeit he lay con
cealed in an adjoining thicket. It i3 written that
ho military authorities did often unite with thp
civil, m the clamor, and that the commandant of
ho nearest pust contributed liberally of hi men, i
each provided with an "uncouth iuatmineut where- n
by to augment the dm.
uhiiH the takle cuu Unuesroom kant eileiKP
the serenade continued, but upon an jodicnth-n
cf their deslro to coromnnieftts with their f: $;;;
whp ft?r thii time thy woro permitted, by com
mon eonaent. to atvla " tin; Barbarians." tho
uproar ceft&ed. and .the leader, with a select frw,
entered the bridal' cbtrobar and ahook hanUs
with tho groom, and kissed the. bride. So great
1. .1 ' 1 1. . L . t . P .1 . t
uuu ine not ooen mat not unirequimtiy ton lair
bride was found sobbing and pautui"; with fritrht-
Tl is was the case when she was vet vounc and
innocent of the wavs of the world. But upon n
proper reception from the groom, the Barbarians
went their way to the nearest inn, and took their
ease at hia expense. If, however, he received
them harshly or in petulance, they renewed their
direord, making noises truly hellish, n&ti often
hurling huge rock3 upon the roof under wind:
the pair were vainly essaying to taste the bliss o!
conjugal life. Further, the Barbarians, vexed
aud wroth, would rango tho town aud burst the
doors of tho shops, especially those wherein
drams were sold, for which the Barbarians had a
The conclusion which I would deduco for th
readers of tho Miner from these ancient customs
detailed iu tho old manuscripts, which I have
deposited with tho Arizona Historical Society h
that tho pro-histnnc legislator of Arizona, if he
found it well to capture a virgin, also found it
well to receive with equanimity the attentions of
his friends ; otherwise, his head, whether of the
dolichocephalic or scratchydolicbocephalic type,
was likely to be broken, and much ill humor was
bred in the town.
A ;m- Pre - UisTonic.
The thicket, near tho Blacksmith-shop,
Prescott, November 17, 18G4.
Shafts aro being sunk upon tho M'Dougal
lode in the IJasaayampa District, upon tbo Good,
win lode in the Turkey Creek District, and upon
several others in which tho rock is of a highly
promising character. What is aow needed is
machinery and we aro glad to learn of several
mills being upon' the road. Thero is no longer
any doubt as to tho great merit of the mines.
PnospERiNo. Tho Santa Pe Gazette and New
Mexico PresB (Albuquerque) come to us newly attired
and greatly improved in typographical appearance.
We hardly knew our old friends, especially the Press,
which is enlarged, as it should have been long uince,
and is now the Bize of tho Miner. We congratulate our
Rio Grando contemporaries upon tho evident prosper!
ty with which they aro blessed. They merit success,
and we hope they may realize it to tho utmost extent.
When our mail is started we shall expect to receive
tho Gazette and ihe Press with epeed and regularity.
Haeten the dy.
NOTICE TO STOCKHOLDERS.!
The Stockh6ldera of tho Haulapni Smelting
Mining audAssaying Company, are hereby!
nn tififtri thafck Wentinrr will ho held in Prt'SCOttl
i. Tk 1 l?f' T- ft rilll,f.lr,r thu 1C!
lot, nf rinnamlur' I t.KA frit, llin TWirnnRf flf mtB'
pleting 'thCorganization or said company.
;A't ; .E. J. Cook, V Corporators
v-;' Jfete: t. rioos, )
PnswottsNovernber it, Wbi.
QTJA11TZ MOUNTAIN MILL.
fTiiDi Himrf'. Mountain Aim is now in cuis
1 Ml V.UWI . - ' - - - - - -
nrilnx nml tlin nrnnrintirfl flle
IllUiili lUillllllt, v. r..w i
"'lv" -w " ... i.
- ... i -i. t.i- i wi i tifiii nm
quantity, unu ui ruuauuauiu ruuya. u "
deliver lumber at rrescott, or vipimiy.
A. O. NOYES,
i GEORGE LOUNT.
Prescott, Nov. 22,18G4..