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THE OFFICIAL PAPER OF ARIZONA.
J. 11. MAIUON Kwtoiu
SATURDAY MOKNIN'G, JULY 18. ISto
Tiitt locomotive lins crossed tho Sierra Ne
vada. The States of California and Novadi.
arc now united with bands of irou, and it
will not be long until tho Missouri am'. Sac
ramento will bo connected together. Surely
the age in which we live is a progressive one.
Gheer up Arizonians ! Tho poop'.o who were
bold and porsevcring enough 'o build u rail
road across the Nevada and Rocky ranges of
mountains, and over the great plains, will
not falter to build another line over tho per
fectly easy 3ath parallel route, from tho Mis
fouri to the Colorado, thenco to tho termi
nus of tho great Union road. Trade and com
merce demand another route, and tho spirit
of the age is equal to tho task of building it.
Tho teeming cities of the East demand it, in
in order that they may be enabled to cost off
in a manner, their surplus population, who
now toil, beg, and suffer for bread in u land
whoro labor is scarce, laborers plenty,
wages low, and the cost of living great. Kan
sas, Colorado, Now Mexico, Arizona and Call
fornia are rich, broad and fertile States and
Territories, and tho pioneers who now in
habit them have been crying out lustily for
many a year for their brethren of tho Atlan
tic sea-board to come and dwell among them
and help them to subdue the wilderness, and
the savage. Will tho rulers of the Republic
heed the voice of the people, grant the sub
sidy asked for by the company, which will
insure the building of tho road, and thereby
furnish a cheap way to the poor people of the
East to get away from poverty, strike out
into the new-bom region, pick out and settle
upon homes of their oich, and become indepen
dent, industrious, wealth-amassing citizens
of tho Republic, instead of the subjugated
paupers they now are 1 Theso are questions
of great moment to the whole country, and
we hopo that Congress will look at the mat
ter in its proper light, conquer it? prcjudi
ccs. and set to work to build this road. It is
not a political question ; it is a national ques
tion, and one, too, that every American who
wishes to see his country grow immensely
great and powerlul, should, lavor. Let us
now prepare to establish our claim to tho
No pent-up Utlca contracts our powers,
Hut the whole boundless continent is ours."
Eastern News. Chief Justice Chase and
Henry A. "Wise were in New York on tho
29th of June. John C. Breckenridge had ar
rived at Toronto, Canada, from Paris. How
ard, from the Military Committee, has re
ported in favor of discontinuing the I reed
man's Rurcau. On motion of Mr. Gotz, tho
Committee of Ways and Means was instruct
ed to enquire into the expediency of abolish
ing the offices of Collectors and Assessors of
Internal Revenue, etc., and assessing tho
amount required, as direct taxes upon the
povcral States in proportion to tho taxable
population. This is a move in the right di
rection. Our army of tax-gatherers should
be reduced to a "peace footing." Tho csti
raatcs,sent by General Schofield to the Com
mittee on Military Affairs show that by the
expiration of terms of servico the army will
be reduced to 29,007 men on the 1st of Janu
ary next, and on the 1st of July to 17,159.
In Congress, on the 29th, ult., Mr. Wash
burn, of Illinois, offered a concurrent resolu
tion to adjourn July 15 th, which, after sever
al amendments were offered and rejected, was
finally adopted, 91 against 47. It is said that
tho President has signed the Eight-Hour bill.
Tho bill, wo believe, makes 8 hours a days
work on Government works, etc. It was
thought that tho President would soon issue
an amnesty proclamation. Thad Stevens had
finished now impeachment articles.
Sax Francisco and Prescott Mail We
have been requested to say something about
tho manner in which tho mail for Prescott is
put up in San Francisco, and wo will do so
willingly, having been out and injured our
selves by tho looso manner in which it is han
dled, chucked together and mixed up with
tho way-mail for other towns on the route.
People hero complain bitterly for tho loss of
valuable packages, etc., which they aflirm
wcro mailed in San Francisco, for them, but
which, owing to some hocus pocus practiced
by some person or persons on tho way, never
reached this place. Tho evil could bo reme
died, very easily, by putting tho through
mail for Prescott in a bag by itself, and not
allowing It to bo opened until it reached its
destination. Would the P. M. at San Fran
cisco issuo an order to his clerks to do this,
if it is possiblo for him to do so, our troubles
would cease, and wo would regain lost confi
dence ra that necessary but erratic institution,
the U. S. Mail.
Tin: Tahiit Question. A eomspondent
of the Chicago Tribunt thus succinctly states
the tariil question: "It is alio to sny that
American industry derivos any benefit from !
the law which tako3 money from A, and gives
it to II. for nothing. If A wcro nllowed to
retain his own money ho would expend It on
1) and E, and got valuo in return for it.
l'ako tho case of a coat costing 50. Vndar
tho tariff the coat costs $22, and tho bounty
is $25 more. Supposing A. is allowed to buy
his cont of a French manufacturer. He gets
a coat worth S2", and 1ms $2o left to buy
lumber from C to fence his farm, or to pay I)
for educating his children. Is not tho indus
try of A, U mid 1), American industry ? It
Ls not foreign industry cortaiuly. Hut what
becomes of B ? 11 is making S25 worth of
cloth for $)0 in money, and cheating A, C
and D, out of the difference. 11 was doing a
good business in 1800, under a tariff of 15
per cent. Hut tho war broke out and lie
thought it would bo a smart thing, while the
people's attention was fixed on tho rebels, to
go to "Washington and get the tariil' put up,
so as to increase his profits. Tho money
which ho stole in 1S01 mado him greedy for
moro. Tho tariff, of course, increased the
prices of other things (except articlos which
we export, and which wo have to sell at such
prices as other nations aro paying,) and H
went to Washington again and got tho tariff
put up a second time, and so ho has done
oleven tlmos during the past six years."
How tub Radicals Rulkthe South. An
exchange .savs: "The white imputation of
Memphis isbctwoen 45,000 and 50,000. There
arc also about l.),000 negroes. Theso negroes
gave 4,200 votes at tho late municipal olec-
tion for their ticket. There aro 7,000 white
voters in the city, but 4,000 of them are dis
franchised by Congressional restrictions, and
they only polled 2,400 votos. One whito per
son votes out of every twenty in Memphis,
but there is a negro vote for every four col
ored persons. Thus, fifty thousand whites in
a largo city aro put under tho control of 15,
000 negroes. This is considered all right in
Hrownlow's dominions, and is a charming
illustration of ConRressional reconstruction.1'
Wi: have seen a letter from A. Gage to
Judgo Howard, which states that ho, Gage,
had arrived in Now York. He was taken
with Panama fever, and camo very near kick
ing the bucket. Major Mills, Joo Young, Rill
Veck, Ed Smith, and other Arizonians, who
went East on the same steamer that carried
Mr. U., arrived all right, and had gone to
visit their old homos. Major Mills is living
at Rangor, Maine.
Death Valley. We learn from tho Havi
lah, (Cal.,) Courier, of Juno 27th, that sev
eral citizens of that place had just returned
from a trip to Death Valley. The editor
says: "No gold was found in that celebrated
locality, and the presumption is, that h 1
is not over half a mile distant." If the ac
counts given of this horriblo hole in the des
ert bo correct, we agreo with tho Courier.
The New York Journal f Mining aay
that "a Hoston fireman has invented a sclf-
propolling steam fire-engine, which will run
almost noislessly along the streets, up anil
down inclines as well as on a level, and round
the sharpest corners. It burns tho liquid
(petroleum) fuel, and emits no smoke whilo
At Denver, Col., a company h3 been or
ganized to build a train-road into tho inouii
tain3 of South Pass, as a means of brincim
into tho city lumber and all kinds of building
material. 1 lie plan of construction is as fbl
lows: The tics are designed to be seven feet
long, round timber; tho rail 8x8 wide, sawed
spruce timber, 16tw feet long, let into tho
ties and securely keyed ; track four feet wide ;
car wheels 18 inches in diameter; four inch
tread, with squaro flange. Tho rails can bo
turned and used eight times, or can be strap
ped with iron when desired by tho company,
Small but powerful locomotives are to fur
nish the motive power. The calculated cost
per mile is 1,738. r.
Why cannot tlio different companies at
work upon tho Vulture mine, at Wicken-
burg, in this county, unito aud build a simi
lar railroad from tho mine to the Hassay
ampa river, (a distance of 12 or 13 miles,)
and savo tho money annually paid by them
for hauling the quartz ? Tho cost of building
such a road, per mile, would not bo much
more here than in Colorado, and the compa
nies would soon save tho amount. The cn
gino would not consume much fuel, and tho
cost of running it would be very light.
Geolohical Report. Dr. Parry who vis
ited this section of Arizona, last winter, as
geologist for General Palmer's Railroad Ex
ploring Expedition, has, we learn, issued a
very interesting report. While hero the Dr.
took considerable interest in examining the
country adjacent to Prescott, and Wickon
burg, in this county; tho William's Fork
Copper mines, in Yuma county, in Mohave
county and other localities. Ho expressed
himself well pleased with the formation, looks
of tho quartz, etc., in theso localities and we
doubt not but that his report will work us
sonic benefit in the East, whero ho is looked
upon as a quiet, unassuming, enthusiastic
There aro in tho School District of Los
Angeles, 1,819 children under 15 years of age.
N'kw Orleans depuU'hon of Juno "0, tie-
tait the following "cursed" proceedings,
which took place at Baton llogue, the capital j
of Door, down-trodden Louisiana
The Legislature convened to-day. The
Clerk rend a letter from General (iraut, sug
gesting that only the test oath proscribed
by tho new Const Union bo required by the
newly clectod oillccrs.
Lieutenant Governor Dunn Miid that he
could not comply with General Grant's sug
gestion, but would require the old test oath
to be administered.
Tho Democrats arunod that the presiding
officer had no authority to prescribe any
oath whatever, the I-ogislaturu being con
vened under the new Constitution, no other
oath than that prescribed thoroin could be
The Lieutenant-Governor rulod that until
members had qualified no apical could bo
taken, nor a motion offered, lie ordered tho
roll to bo called, and members came forward
to tako tho oath. Tlio Democratic members
entered u protuet and refused to take the test
oath, after whioh tlio constitutional oath was
Tho Homo was called to order by Gen.
Hatchelder, of Goti Buchanan's staff. R. H.
I'abel, a negro, was elected teiiqwrnry Chair
man. He took tho tent oath, and announced
that no member could take his seat without
taking tlio test oath. A majority of the Dem
ocrats thon retired.
Mllford, a Republican, ontertd a protest
against Gen. Buchanan's authority to inter
fere in the ortranizntion. He said that after
the House was fully organized all interfer
ence on the part of the army must cease.
Chlorination. Itohi the accounts we
read, of the success of tho "Chlorination'"
mode of extracting flic precious mctnls from
sulphurets, we have come to tho conclusion
that never, until the process is introduced and
put into operation here, can the rich sulphur
ets found in tho mines of this part of Arizona,
be thoroughly subjugated and made to yield
up their treasure. Hear what the Alia Cali
fornia sh)- touching this matter:
"The chlorination works of Conev k Bure-
low, at Jackson, Amador County, have jmid
so well th.it the furnace has been enlarged to
double its original cajacity, which wan to roast
three tons in twentv-four hours. I he aver
nee yield of the sulphurets from the Conev
Mine is Si03 per ton so that these works
should now turn out SI, 200 iter dav not an
unimportant production for a district which
previously throw awav nearly all its sul
Now, it is a well-known fact that tons
upon tons of sulphurets that will pay more
than 200 per ton can be taken out of several
mines in this vicinity, and it must be paten
to everybody that sulpurets can be worked
here as well as in California, but, of course
not as cheaply. Hut then tho difference in
the richness of our ores will more than make
up for the difference in cost of labor, cheini
cals, etc., and, if roasting tho ores bo one of th
necessary adjuncts of chlorination, California
has no advantage over as in that respoct, as
wood is abundant in most of our mining (lis
tricts. If we mistake not, the individual, or
company, who first seta up chlorination works
in Yavapai county, and, understands the pro
cess, will have as good a thing as he or they
Los A.noblks. Tho Star, of July 4th, con
tained tho following items :
Tho wheat harvest is now in full operation,
and wo understand it is turning out satisfac
torily in the various localities throughout the
Miners are at work now on tho Temescal
tin minus, in order to tost tho quostion as to
the existence of ore, its quality, quantity,
etc.; should tho result prove Mitisfactory, cap
ital will bo invested to work the miuos in a
thorough manner. 1
We learn that Goncral Banning has received
a contract to supply Government with a large
number of horses and mulos to bo delivered
at Drum Barracks. He purchased 100 head
from Mrs. Curlisle, of the Chino Ranch, anil
100 head from Mr. Philips, of San Jose.
Tho weather has been quite seasonable
during the wcekj tho thermometer on two or
three days, running pretty well up in tho
nineties. Warm weathor was greatly needed,
as the grape crop Ls backward, for tlio season.
We understand it is intended that tho San
Francisco mail shall arrive here every morn
ing at nino o'clock, and that orders to that
effect have beon given by Mr. Ruckley, Su
perintendent of the line.
Tho school of tho Sisters of Charity will
re-open on the 17th of August.
Lo, the Poor White Mas! Tho now
mongrel supremo court of Louisiana has de
cided that a jury composed entirely of whites
is illogal. This is a specimen of what tho
country may expect if tho radicals succeed
in electing Grant and Colfax.
I. O. O. F. .Monday ovoning last a lodge of
Odd Fellows was instituted in this town by G.
S., E. J. Cook, after which the following named
officers wero duly elected and installed: A. O.,
Noyes, N. G.; II. Howora. V. G.; E. Darling, Ito
cording and Permanent Secretary; C. II. Goyer,
Treasurer. Tho lodge starts under favorablo
auspices, and a largo numbor of citizens have al
ready applied for admission. Lodge meets
Wednesday evenings nt Masonlo Hall.
Sweet Mohic Lieutenants Ollvorond Curlew,
who kindly cousenled to furnUh the music for
the Camp Whlpplo Dramatic AMoolallon Mon
day night last, dispensed sweeter strains than
wero ever before board In I'roaeott.
lluu:it ('. KtMitu.t., ii high priest of tho
Mormon church, departed this life nt Salt
Like City, recently. The Mineral (Ucttm, a
try tmall nowsimpor published at St. George,
L'lnli, laments his death, and says that next
o Hrigham oimg, he, lumbal), was the
greatest man of tlio ngc in which ho lived.
Horace Giieely had but one son, a preco
cious child, who died many years ago. His
wo daughters, Gnbrielle and Ida, aged re
pcctivcly nine and eighteen, nro said to in-
erit much of tholr father's intellect andthoir
mother's strength of character.
Di-rimi the period of 32 dayi, muling Juno
1, lSflvS, the Poorman Company, at Owyhee,
Idaho, took out of their mine the sum of
Suuvet Completed. Tho Truckeu and
Virginia Railroad survey has been completed.
Tlio grade from Carson to Virginia is an uni
form rise of UC feet to tho mllo. Work on
the road will soon bo cominonced.
At recent city and town elections held
n the following places, the Democrat wero
winnors: l'ortianu, uregon ; uaiunn, lmnoic
and Vhralia, California.
San Dieoo. A SanDiego correonelent of
tho IjOS Angeles War says it takes two whole
days and one whole night to bring the mail
from l,os Angeles to San Diego, a distance of
125 miles. The Supervisors were alxjut to
issuo bonds to the amount of 15,000, for the
purpose of selling them and raiding money to
improve the stage road to Tort Yuma and
Radical Proimikcv. Thad Sterenf aaid, a
short time before the vote 011 impeachment,
that "if the President was not convicted the
radical candidate would earrv but two north-
11 States Massachusetts and Vermont,"'
Well, the President "was not convicted," and
it would be too bad to see old Thud's proph
ecy prove lalse. ror the satce 01 me coumry
aiid Thad's reputation as a prophet, we hope
t will turn out just so.
Tun Ixw Angeles, (Cal.,) Iltpubliean says
that stealing fruit trees is followed in its city.
This is a new business. Wo have heard of
boys stealing fruit, for the fun of the thing,
but when folks go to " nipping " the tree,
we can't see much fun in it, and don't sup
pose the owners of the trees can, either.
Tkruitoriai. Assay Omen. This is an
institution that has been, is, and will con
tinue to lc very much needed in Arizona, and
the next Legistaturo should establish one at
some central point in the mining region of
the Territory. It would, if conducted rightly,
bo a great benefit to the mining interest,
which is certain to be the leading interest of
Arizona. Will our legislators ulect think of
Radical Birds. Forney is styled a "dead
duck," and Butler a spoon-bill." Better call
the whole brood "Havens."
A train of seven Government wagons late
ly loft Los Angeles. California, for Fort Mo
have, in this Territory. The wagons, accord
ing to tho AVim, wore loaded with iron and
La roe, ripe cherries were being sold at
Los Angeles, July 3d, at 50 cents per pound.
On tho 23d of June, Portland, Oregon, was
drenched by the heaviest rain-storm that has
fallon upon that city for tho last 17 years.
Tho Bulletin says it did not last over half an
hour, and it was well it did not.
From Idaho. The Democraoy of Idaho
havo nominated Judge Shaffer for Deleguto
to Congress. The Indians wero preparing
for war, on a grand scale.
A new Tammany Hall ha? boon built in
New York, which is said to bo a grand edi
fice. Dn. LoitiiR, editor of tho San Francisco
German Democrat has boon prosontod with :i
horse and buggy worth 1,000, by his Gor
man fullow-citizens, as a token of their os
teon! for him.
Wk sco by our California exchanges, that
tho telegraph is oomploted to Fort Union,
New Mexico, and that, soon tho lino will
reach Santa Fe, from which city, wo hope, it
will soon radiato through this Territory, over
the 35th and 32d parallel routes.
UroK thn ndmiwion of Arkansas, Hopro
sontativo Jamos Brooks, of New York, pre
sented the protest of tho Democrats of the
House, which styles tho Government of Ar
kansas a military oligarchy, and protests
against going into a now copartnership of
military dictators and nogroai in tho admin
istration of this Government; they domand
the restoration, not the reconstruction, of tho
Federal Constitution, which they dooluro
Congress is woking to overthrow.
Wk havo not recoived a Colorado, Now
Mexico, or Eastern oxchange for about three
weeks, and would liko to know tho cause.
Tho Reese Rivor, (Novada,) JltteUU, which
used to visit us regularly has almost ceased
to visit us at all. That mythical postofllco
screw must bo looio again.
Tun present population of Brooklyn. New
York, is oitimatcd at 100,000.
It mmuM that citizens of vew v..
o honi (lint ftuiv will .1
J "iy receiio S
,. from the General GuVer,um.nt fJp
damages sustained by Indian depredation.
U ell, wo Imve no objoctioiu to th'lr wtt '.
it; Arizona is in tho same boat
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, vi projoiu generation will U
mighty old when they get cent f,m v
Government for property stolen niiddMtr ' ,j
by savages. '
Tub quart, mines of Huvilali, Kern CJln.
ty, California, uto just now, paying. Tw 11,(1'
live tani of l)lphl rook, yielded, rercn'tlV
A jmrty of horso-thieves, who rcr
stole a lot 01 horses from California, and
them to hi Dorado Canyon, Ariza,, W(T(J
purMieu, oui-gencraicii,anu are now inl.mbo
J. 1). Dunlap, who formerly redded lfre
took on active pait in capturing therasr.;'
SEnrsitAKT Hates, when asked to carry rJ0
flag through New England, in the fame 1. -.
ner that he had carried it through thr s
em States, is said to havo refused tdj
tor tho following reainns :
First, To undertaken journey throve
New England States without money,
alent to starvation.
Second, lo travel through thatrc;
money i running a great risk of bin
on the road.
Bate didn't go through New Enplanl
Movement or Arizoxiaxs. Jl,n ,
hon, (commonly known hero as "A '
Mabon,) who went East over a y.ara
on his way bock to the Territory. (, j
Vickroy, may, we are told, be looked f.r.
Formt or Jli.t CorrrESTic:. N, Ju.
ought to tiring us nws of the action 0f t
body. At latest accounts it was m,jf .
to predict who would be the uue.v,ful .
Jacksox, Miss., Juno 30 The del. ,
progressing with every indication of a P. ,
Oorernment aid asked or, in !, 1 J .
Ml in a Mwntain. A bill has been prrcn i
in Congress granting 5,000,0(10 in b. .1;. ,
aid of the Sutro Tunnel, at Virginia, Net,, i
This is a novel idea.
Last Words. The last words of Pre.
Buchanan, lately deceased, were, "iiod I.
my country." After uttering tli-r wr
the sage of Wheatland breathed his lat.
Col. Tho. Have, an old and esteem 1
citizen of San Francisco, died at sea, en t
21th ult. He was on his way to New Vrk
as Delegate to the Democratic Convcnti .n,
at the time of his death.
Gin. Caxbt, on tho 2fith ult, issued an
order removing thirteen of the eighteen AI
denuen of the city of Charleston, and ap
pointing other persons to fill the vucanuM.
Under the new organization Uwre wil be
seven negroes on the board. G this ' e s ,
and "o'oreonwf us liko a summer dream
Small-ios. Wo havo the authority T
the Call for stating that the smallpox'
vails to an alarming extent in San Fnncif
Measures were Wing taken to jn vent t
further spred of the loathsome disease.
The long looked for event, thounvei:r.
the statue of Thomas II. Benton, form" '
States Senator from Missouri, transpired i
the 27th of JIay.at I,afayotte, Park St. J-
I I'm daughter, Mrs. Jessie Benton Frem
performed the ceremony of uitbdruwingt
vail. Tho statue is the work of Miss IIr :t
Ilosmer. The head is twenty-two feet uU-t
the level of tho ground.
Fastest Rl'Nni.no Time. Tn reply tu
correspondent, tho lirf, Field and F-
says that "Legal Tender has an official r
cord credited him with the fastest time
mile in 1:41. He was six years old when '
made the time, corned 104 pounds 17 poun-
less than his appropriate weight. Tho ran
wa.s run at Cincmnnti, Ohio, on tho 2Cd f
Juno, 18G5. Monsoon, six years old, 1 I
pounds, won tho first, second, and fourth b t'i
in 1:45,', 1:40, 1:415 4. The third heat wj
won by Legal Tendor in 1:44."
The Spanish urniy has a General for en?
Brick Pomeroy has opened an office in V'
York. His paper has grown too big fur L
Kentucky and Neuron:. -The attfiuptu
made, wiys the iWrf, Tvraml Farm, titf
range for a meeting on some Eastern cocr
between Norfolk and Kentucky, the two cat
famous running horses of tho United SUt i-
Scene a fashionable city party'"
noeked droses a prominent feature M a
Barrelbinding addresses hor country cousia
"C'oz Sam, did you ever see such a gLc. J
faight before ?" "Never, since I wa v&c
ropliod Sam, blushing."
Another rolic of tho classic age has
found in St. Iouis, being a dog's collar,"?'
posod to havo belonged to Julius Cnar,froo
the fact of having hisnamoongravodonit
Tin: latest alarm in regard to diet is tie
allogod discovery of a minute insect in brew"
sugar. It is said to abound in almost id
coarso sugars, and to subsist on their impu"'
Proof. An eocontrio clergyman W'r
said in 0110 of his sermons, that "about t
commonest proof wo havo that man n ,
of day is the brink so often found in ui r.