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The Arizona champion. (Peach Springs, Mohave County, A.T. [Ariz.]) 1883-1891, October 06, 1883, Image 1

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Judge Field of the U S supreme
court sitting in banc with Judge saw
yer rendered a decision Moncjay
relative to the rights of Chinese born
tn Hong Kong to land in the United
States He held that the fact of a
Chtnaman having been born in Hong
Kong does not constitute hiui a Brit
ish subject and that Chinese have no
right to come here under the restric
tion act whatever country they may
belong to Field is beginning to
chAnge base on the Chinese question
His presidential aspirations probably
have something to do with his sudden
change of heart
Governor Sheldon of Jfew Mexico
now or recently in Washington has
been laboring with a view to the crea
tion of another judicial district by con
gress in that territory and another
judge of the supreme court Our rep
resentative in congress should endea
vor to procure the desired relief for
Arizona
Tom Monihon has thus far bought
260000 ponnds of wheat from the
Pima and Maricopa Indians They
still haqe more to sell Another tracjer
on the Gila has bought 150000 lbs
which makes 410000 lbs bought
and shipped by these houses Ga
zettc
lorearms ami nai us as wen as me icet
ind legs below the knees are exactl
like those of a Irog
The face aud head are slightly de
formed one eye being larger than the
other while the mouth is that of a
Irng When the child opens its mouth
it hasthtappearanteofa frogs mouth
I he palate is just beginning to form
the ears are small round aqd ill sha
pen and the child hops as near like a
frog as possible the feet are cold and
t lammy as a frogs while the remain
der of the body emits the same heat
is other liumun beings The child
obervant and quick to understand
ind see all that is passing about him
A doll was plated at the further end
of the able upon which he was sitting
md he would then hop for it just like a
frog I If seems to enjoy throwing
iwiy even thing given him every
thing amuses him and his antics arc
omiial to 1 laughable degree a lady
resent toon his hat saving I am
doing to take your hat away if you
dont stand on your bead the child
pave her a quizzual look and then pu1
lis thumb on his nose and expanded
lis fingers forming the significant well
know 1 sign you cant come it
The cause of this very peculiar malfor
maiion as stated by the father i
that the mother shortly before giv
ing birth to the child was digging i
the garden and dug up a toad vvhicl
fell upon its back and commenced
kicking n its effort to right itself
The child when on its back make
file motion similar tothe frog wlisi
in a like position
The father has four children beside
his one but they are all right phvsii
illy and mentally Showmen hav
nade him offers but they are no
irge enough to induce him toexhibi
his child Many p ople were present
to see this odd piece of humanity
The following is the talk taker
from thu St Louis Democrat now go
ing the rounds of the press concern
in the alleged capture of Genera
Crook in the Sierra Madre moun
tains by the Chiricahus at the time o
lis expedision inte Meqico
General Crook led by his White
Mountain Apache scouts was one eve
ning toward dusk betrayed itto a can
on During the night all the Wluti
Mountain Apache scouts left the camj
1 id took up their positions on tin
ullsides with the Chiracahuas who
had surrounded Crook and had de
termined upon the massacre of his en
tire force at daylight n xt morning
In the night a squaw who had some
iriends among the San Carlos scouts
went into Crooks camp The Sn
Carlos Apaches who always feared
he White Mountain Apaches told
this woman that Crook had not come
lown to fight the Chiricahuas nor to
kill any of them as was clearly shown
by the fact that he had brought with
him only forty soldiers and 350 Indi
ans hall of whom were the Iriends of
the Chiracahuas He hid come the
said to receive the surrender of the
Chiricahuas to guarantee them immu
nity from harm and to take them back
to the reservation where they would
be kept at the expense of the govern
ment without having to do any work
I he squaw left Crooks camp aud re
ported this statement to the Chirica
huas A council was held and he
decided to postpone tee massa re un
til noon the next day provided Crook
did not attempt to leave the camp
In the morning when Crook awoke
from behind every rock on both side
of the canon he saw poi ted down to
wards his camp the rifles of he Chiri
cahuas Turning to Captain Craw
ford who was in command of the
troop of cavalry and scouts he said
We are surrounded and possibly
shall all be massacred And we
might as well go to our fate bravely
Give me my shot gun I will go up
on one side of the jiill nd pretend
not to see them
Taking his gun about 7 oclock in
the morning he went up on the side
of the hill but was no sooner outside
of his camp than he was of course
taken prisoner by the Chiricahuas
This enabled him to have a talk with
them An interpreter was sent for
and Crook was kept there until almost
noon He had to accede to the de
mands of the Chiricahuas in order to
escape with his own life and to save
the lives of his men The terms up
on which they released dm were that
he would immediately leave the coun
try the Sierra Madres that he would
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take with him the old men and old
women who were too decrepit and old
to engage in warfare that he would
put them on the San Carlos reserva
tion and save them from punishment
and that he would give the Chirica
huas half his ammunition They nev
er promised to come in and when
Crook made the proposition that they
should they laughed at him
There are the facts of the Crook
campaign as gleaned from the most
trustworthy sources
The Territorial Enterptise puolish
ed at Vtrginic Lity Nevada heads an
article The Land ot Murder
More of the Diversions of the Hell
Hounds of Arizona and says At
present Arizona is a region to be
shunned by all lovers of peace and
ptiet Tne Apaches one might en
lure but the white cut throats rendei
1 ne country aooui as uesiraoie a piai 1
of residence as Hades itself All de
cent Anzonans should be glad to dii
md transported to purgatory where
they can find a little piece and quiet
auch publications as the above are go
ing the rounds of the press and the
ire uncalled for and a slander which
is doing the Territory great harm
Some journalists are too ready to pen
such paragraphs without considering
the result A murder in Arizona i
magnified into a dozen The murder
that have been committed lately an
among the outlaws themselves with
one or two ex eptions lhe cowl i
element is dwindling down to small
numbers and in a tew months the
will be numbered among the things oi
the past The Enterprise man being
a Western man if not a fresh impor
tation ought to know better than
write such an nxaggerated paragraph
The officers of the law are more vigi
lant the people are more determined
nidges are awake to the situation and
juries will not oe bribed and where
here is a murder now there will be
lone in the near future
Cljarley McComan
F W Smith is an authorit
or the following statement which 1
lUbhshed by the southern press A
hoit time ago a party of Mexican
ame intoDeming Irom Caa Grandas
md one of them informed D C Le
an pld resident of Deming that
le had been into Jus camp and had
een a white boy nine or ten years old
When questioned Ju said that the bo
wd been captured in New Mexico
md his father and mother killed Tin
Mexican who by the way was a form
r resident of Caa Grandas and had
one to Jus camp for the purpose 01
goods asked what he would
ake for the boy The answer wa
1500 The Mexican then came ti
Denting and relatod he facts to Mi
Leroy who telegraphed to silver Citv
if the 1500 ransom could be raised
there On an affirmation reply being
received a large party headed by Mr
Ieroy and guided by the Mexican
carted for Casa Grandas with the in
tention of recovering the captive
The Phenix papers contain the fol
lowing
Born September 28 1883 to the
wife of Joseph Campbell a daughter
Ben Belcher is in town on his wa
from Tip Top to the Church mine
near Clifton where he expects to go
into business in the near future
Mrs Fannie McBride will com
meiice the erection of a store on the
Hull property adjoining Frederick
Hills tin shop on the first of Octo
ber
The consfruction of the army quar
ters at Fort McDowell will make
quite a demand for labor this tall
he manufacture and laying of 52000
tdobes will be an important contract
itself
John Y T Smith has been running
nis mill at night in order to fill his
contract with ther Mohave Indian
igency for flour
The estate of tne late J M Bryant
will foot up to 560000 Indebtedness
about 86000
A shooting scrape took place Wed
nesday at a Mexican ball held in the
new Reghetti building on Monroe
street
According to the Tucson Citizen
we understand that L Zeckendorf
has made an assignment W Zecken
dorf being ihe assignee
A dispatch from Santa cruz Cali
foruia Thursday says Immense fires
are raging in the forests and rancher
above here They have already done
terribic damage Adispitch from Dav
enport Landing states that the entire
country is in flames One hqndred
and forty men went from here tp aid
jn an endeavor to arrest the progress
of the flames The Santa Cruz Water
Company have fifty men fighting fire
the flames are now in live miles of
this place and with the rapidity with
which they have spread fears are en
tertained for the city
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The Arizona Champion
VOL1
Weekly Champion
PublishedJSvery Saturday
TERMS
One Yew 1500
Six vtonlkt 3 00
fdcrtlslog term nade known on pli
eatlotf at the othce ur liy mail
A E KAY Proprietor
The urnJoe
Although tiie Nivaj es a powerful
tribe of lnJiim living in the cou itry
northeast of Prescott hive herds ol
sheep binds if cattle and horesthey
now and then ex libit the Indian that
is in tlicin by a fooliih display of I101
tility to the wnitcs Tne old men 01
the tribe tlue who have ben put
through the war mill know the value
of peace but the yuuu valuntes tne
brave as tliey suppjie themselves to
be are filled with the importance ol
their tribe proud of ancient Navaj
achievements on fields of glory
and really think they are tufrLie itlv
powerlul to get away with Uncle Sam
and ni dry land navy
Hut few of them know anything
about the countless thousands 01
A nericas who inhabit he great
country east of New Mexico nor 1-
ineir k i iwiejjje ot v rocKerdom as
corr ct a it should be Snart as the
are their knowledge of geography
and of A uericjii census facts and ty
ures is rather ifuurally tu
picious and jealous of their whin
brothers they Ii ive now and then
shown their fine white teeth charged
on their wiry ponies and oveiaweo
the whit is- 1ney like other Indians
have been tampered with by agents ol
the interior department- Theseagents
have told them falsehoods have en
couraged them to act naughty to
iook with suspiuoh upon white immi
grants and upon the soldiers who
guard our countrys interests on the
frontier- It would not perhaps b
right lor a paper of the good standing
of the Conner to even insinuate thu
our peoplq ma have another war
with the Navajoes and yet it may
come to this unless the Navijoes an
given to understand that herealter
government means to protect its clti
zens wuile doing the lair thing by tin
Indians- It being an admitted faci
that Indians have a wholesome terroi
of warring upon people who are pre
pared to defend themselves and pun
ish their assailants it is the plain dun
of government to keep plenty ot sof
diersin the Indian country not neces
sarily to kill Indians but to nuke them
understand that they must not depart
from the paths of peace-
Our government has always been
very good to the red men it lusalwayN
cajoled them aided them and never
intentionally deceived them- Tin
being the case it has a clear right to
make them behave themselves to im
press upon their minds the fact that 11
u by nork and not by war that Amen
cans live and raise families- Let the
government cease its interior depart
ment goody goody policy let all
praise God barcbones professedly re
ligious hypocritical Indian agents be
called home let army offieets ol honor
and ability be detailed to govern the
Indians to protect them in thejr rights
and the time is not far off when they
will be worthy and well qualified to
become American citizens Courier
The Boston crusaders against Mor
monism have a little job to attend to
nearer home than Utah- A Mormon
church has grown up and become
strong under their noses in the village
II is called the Plain
ville Oranch of the Reorganized
Church of Jesus Christ of Litter Day
Sjints The organization has a spi
ck us meeting house and some of the
members practise polgamy A mid
die aged man named Jackson L Evans
who was a Methodist lav man began to
preach M unionism and made many
converts in the region around
They built a houe of worship
and paid for it and no debt
hangs over it Finally 3 A- Cobfi at
whose house Evans fjast held his meet
ings became dissatisfied with the Mor
mon social customs and brought
charges of poligamy against his wile
Mrs Catharine B- C0bb Miss Kate L
Whitney and Elder Evani the head of
fhe church The three of them were
tried and found guilty as charged
Cobb had previously discarded the
faith and finding that Mrs Cobb held
fast to it he went to law But the
church at Plainville is still going and
converts are coming in- One of the
elders is oing to Washidgton as soon
as congress convenes to use his influ
encc against any anti Mormon legila
tion that may be introduced
The Qallup coal company has been
organized with John MacMillan
AIonzoLuckeyand W M Weaver as
the incorporators The capital stock is
fixedat 200000 and Albuquerque is
named a the principal place of bui
pes
PEACH SPK1NGS MOHAVE COUNTY A T SATURDAY OCT 6 1883
There are a few people in Arizona
who would have newspapers ignore
the Indian question for the reason
as they say that it scares people
away Sj h a course would he much
more damaging than a discussion of
the facts and furnishing the news as it
occurs Whenever the press of any
section of the country undertakes to
keep qiiiernrl suppress news it invar
lablvfiils as such Hews will find its
way out and usuajlylin a griatly ex
aggerated form It is thei Indian
raids and uolsthe newspapers that
ire injuring Arizona together with
General Crooks inability or neglei t
to subdue and control the wild
Apaches There are a very few who
pretend to argue that permanent
peace has been secured by the super
ic r tactics of General Crook in hi
Sierra Mid re campaign How any
reasonable man can arrive at such j
conclusion we fail to understand
Crook did not kill or capture 1 single
warrior he did not weaken them in
my way shape or form he has mad
10 change ol his forces to strengthen
uis position along the border or to
prevent future raids into our Tern
lory he has acknowledged to tin
world that the soldiers of the United
States army are not final to tin
Apiches and cannot be iuccesfulK
ined against them He not only sal
this in so many wjrds but he prove 1
by his Sierra Madre campaign tint In
lelieved what he preaihed Jshe took
inly a body guird of soldiers with
urn and took Indian scouts to do the
lighting but they also failed him
What security then has Southern
rizona in the future If the soldier
cannot protect the settlements and if
the Indian scouts cannot be relied
upon what protection have the set
tiers in Southeastern Arizona from
pache raids which may come at am
time The Citizen is not disposed to
cry wolf simply for the purpose ot
frightening people In common with
ill other enterprises in this Terriory
it has something to lose by the unset
lied state of Indian afTiirs in Arizona
and much to fain by a lasting and
permanent settlement of the question
l he doors are now wide open Jn 1
whom General Cro ik informed u
vas iij longer in authority an I h t
een deserted by his followers seem
to have partaken of the nature of
joint snake which after a seven
beating and knocking into pieces ha
1 wonderful faculty of gathering th
pans together and becoming a full
neugeu warrior again wim an nis oni
lollowcrs around him and numerou
lew recruits ready to poucce down
upon Arizona at any time This N
the situation to day and no man can
Jeny the fact The peace General
Crook has given us may last one
nonth six months or a year Wn 11
is such peace worth and what good in
it to Arizona It amounts to nothing
md the man who allows himself to b
deluded by such a settlement of the
Indian question in Arizona is indeed
easily satisfied This Indian intubns
is upon Arizona and it wiji remain so
long as the renegades are at large
We cannot expect prosperity in tlii
Territory until the renegide Apaches
are cither captured or exterminated
and there is nothing to be gained by
going to sleep and awaiting results o
allowing General Crook to do so He
has left the Indian question in the
worst possible shape and he should
jose no time in endeavoring to patch
it up Toe people of Arizona demand
this and we should think that he
ibove all others would be anxious to
set things right Citizen
A n porter of the Washington Re
public an visittd the frog diild Mat
thew Perry who is new on exhibition
on O street near Seventh street
a few das since and beheld one of
the most extraordinary monstrosities
on record This thild is saidlo be
thirteen years of age weighs nineteen
pounds and is eighteen inches in
height Most monstrosities present
an unsightly appearance but 11 this
rase the child is so bright and lively
being naturally smart that the gencr
al feeling of disgust js jiotMiATheJ
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DEWITT C NEWELL
DEALER IN
PATENT BLEDICINES DRUGS
PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY FILLED
WATCHES ANDJEWELRY A SPECIALTY
AL WA YS ON HAND
Newspapers Magazines
RECEIVING CONSTANTLY
California Fruits of Every Variety
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AND ALL THE POINTS OF GENEREL INTEREST
Orders by Kail Attended to Promptly
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