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THE WEEKLY ARIZONA N Lsta
APRIL 24, 18G9.
Says OuWednesday morning twc
of the Eight Cavalry passed
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF TUB "ARIZONA."
I am. yet a child strange that I should un
dertake to write a history of my life: a life of
lei than two years; yet i t is necessary that
1 do his, so that when (a few yeare hence) I
control and 6hape the destinies of the peo
pie, as far as regards their possessions here,
tho world may know my origin and receive a
hint upon, the value of .persistency. ThuB far
I have struggled against and surmounted ob
stacks which would never have beeu encoun
terod by oue less persevering than myself :
I came into existence somowhere about the
15th of June 1867. I well remember how
bright and sunny were those early days of my
existence. A whole city crowded, around my
couch, and hundreds of people grasped my
infant form each turning and wiew ing me
wiih delight: the city was clamorous in prais
ing my beauty and intelligence. But all this
happiness was destined, era long, to pass away:
Bacchus found his way in'o the sanctum, mado
repeated and prolonged visits until, at the end
of throe weeks, the being (Mr. Pierce) of whom
I am the creature, doserted me and worship
ped at his shrine. I bad -well nigh perished,
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wnen a kuiu arm oenevoient iianu was e.-
tended to me. S. R. DeLong, viewing my
destitute condition, and feeling that a child of
such fair promise was. rarthy of support and
encouragement, generously took me to him
self; decorated my puny form with "dress'' Jo
which I was hitherto, a stranger ; filled me with
precepts of wisdom, and- truth; taught me
"love of country;" taught me to advocate
justice, virtue and industry and while yet in
my period of blushing innoceqee introduced
me to the whole world. It is needless to say
that under Btich auspices I throve rapidly. I
increased in sizs, and ,at the end of eighteen
months, during which time. I vas the. ward of
S. R eLong, I was almost mature in wisdom,
virtue and all the other good qnalities which a
yquth should possess.
The generous nature is always grieved al
the thought .of separation from those dear to
it and from whom it has received bound
less favors. Su it ws with me. ,iy kind pro
tactor having"supported me until it was c vi
deutthat my existence was indispensable and
that I would no longer be permitted to sutler
from want, bade me a cordial farewell, and 1
then b came the ward of II. W. Sherry, on
tho 1st of January 1SG9. For one week I
remained his, whole and eutire. '
In the meantime P. W.'Dooher often viewed
mo with pleasure and bestowed little favors oii
me from time to tim. Seeing that I was a
youth of very fair promise, and that It was
evidently easy to' mould me into a creditable
adillt, ho became interested in me. Thus, for
some three months ray affections were divided
between two by whom I have beeii well used.
The former of these has now renounced all in
terest in me and I am consequently the caro
of the latter.'
1 am a scion of Arizona and, therefore, an
"A'rizonan" no longer' an "Arizonozi" wlich
term I look' upon as an unwarrantable eon
struction, owing to the fact that from "Arizona-'
not "Arizonio" my name waa..da
When eight or ten years more shall have
elapsed this autobiography will be continuod
from where it is now left off. Even now I would
"continue if I wera endowed with
'prophecy; but ''we iifver know whatto-mor:
row may bring forth." '
companies ot the Eight Cavalry passed
through' town, on. their.'fray to A rizoria. This is
the beginning of the succor to be afforded the
people of that Territory, and which is as much
needed to day as it was years ago. We hope the
number of troops having tho same destination
will soon be pu( in motiqafqc the Apacie
Those-companies were .Capt, KoJley's com
pany C, Eight Cavalry, destined fo? service at
Camp McDowell; Lieut W; Cleave. Company
F, Major Seward, for Fort Whipple; Lieuts
Carrick and A. B. Jerome. Company L. Capt.
Berry, Lieuts. Walcott, Uphm, with Lieut.
Basselle, of the Second Artillery, arp. under .or
ders for Arizona, but remain at Drum Bar
rackp, completing their outfit; they will be in
readiness to start in a few days.
The Rncky Mountain Herald which gener
ally views matters with a proper light, and
rerisws them with much ability, contains the
following remark upon tho future of Tucson
mt n.t 4 t
J.UO ooumern overland railway, which is
now so much advocated by the Southern and
Middle States, i3 bound to make a big city at
Tucson the great half way house between, the
urande and the golden Gulf.
A From file3 of th dailv New Mexican.)
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Cornne. April'8 The U. P. railroad w&
laid into this town to-day This place
Bear river in Utah.
Washington. April 8 The committee rn re
construction "have agreed to report a bill in ac
cordance with the President's wishes in regard
to Virginia and Mississippi and also containing-
a section enabling Texas to adopt a constitu
Philadelphia. April 8 Eaton was executed
to-day for the murder of Timothy Heenan.
Washington, April The President nomi
OTICfi, Bids for Hay and Grain
Ooouwm A. x., will bo received
M. April "3th instesia' (6f'.fril 20th 5869. ' llCfl
0 F Fi G E: O F CHIEF
SETS 3MSTKICT OF TUCSG. S
meson, A. I . April 15h lQfit)
HALED PROPOSALS in OiiarTmni
... wu ui. mis uuiuo until cvuCi mm
M "Apiil 30th 1860, for the delivei-v of Jp
G00.Q00 'pounds df Barjey'or torn, and IE
970,000 do do Hay J
at Camp Goodwin A. T., between 'the first 'atSsU.
of July 18G9 and the 30th day of June IbTo' .
The grain and hay must be clean, and freeSfll
from all foreign substances mid nftl,.
i-j "m.:iir t:i. , 1 -t- ur.j.: i I ..!: .Z . . . w "-MorU
naiau jTiiiiup Ajuz jor marsnai oi uasinngiuu 1 4um; iuai me country atiords.
Territory. The Senaterconfirmed a large num
ber of appointments heretofore sent in. Tho
Supreme court rendered its last decision of tho
term on Monday.. No decision w ill be made on
tho Isgal tender cases this term. The house
committee on foreign affairs has agreed to re
port a resolution recomending the appoint-
iront of a committee to investigate the financial
auceaaiui muuer ior sam hay and frffl
will be allowed the sole use and benefit nru.fUL:
government farm situated on the Gila river "Si
about five miles from Camp Goodwin. A. t'ISSs
for the peiiod of one Tear. wih tl,o r.r;y;i ' ra
of three, to commence as soon as he shall be Si
notified of the acceptance of his bid. ift
Said farm contains about one hundred acres ?3
Ttcson, April 20th, 1869.
Mr. Editor: Gov. McCormick writes from
7ashington under date of March 17th, that he
had had an earnest talk with the new com
mander of the armies Gen. Sherman about
relief for Arizona, setting forth the great ated
of more troops there, and that the General
seemed to appreciate the exigency, but said
owing to the reductibn of the army, nothing
could nowbe done. At theGeneral'a suggestion,
the Governor was preparing a statement to put
before the "military committees of Congress, in
which he would renew the application for au
thority to raiie troops in the Territory, '
" There was general regret in Washington
amonjr western men over tho reduction of the
army. The GoVeruo"r"wasbijav'ini interview
with General Thoma3, tha new comuiaritler of
the Pacific, who will be a welcome succesor to
General Ilalleck. Owing to the delay of ov6r-
land mails the Governor had received few let
ters or papers from" Arizona,' and those of a
very old date; the snow on 'the present Pacific
Railroad was making much capital for the
Sduthern Pacific Railroad.
Hon. John Titus of Pennsylvania, late Chief
Justice of Utah, has been appointed to .succed
Judge Backus of this District', and will proba
bly'be here during the Spring.'
Judge Titus is & lawyer. of capacity and
much experience; in Utah hi service won for
him a high reputation, and here he will proba-
bly study to harmonize and aid, rather than to
confuse and annoy-the people : tha chano will
be a wholesome one, and a general relief.
Hon. C. W. Rowellj-aincmber of the second
Legislature from Mojave county, and now. a
resident of Mojave City, has been appointed U.
Sr. District Attorney for Arizona. : .
UIICUIII; 1UIIU, IUUIU ItK larl ...7 1
j .1 !. i J uu can oo ir-,
rigated vnthhttlei:: oexnonsn tmv nt:'
condition of San Domingo with a view to pos- or. The land adjacent, though not ditched
sible annexation. - or irrigated at the present time, is also ,s'r
New York, April 7-The case of Fisk iT,Sf, !5fiS5
against the Union Pacific railroad came to a Ko of ih.7a cbV l
I . l J il.C.i-x i rr... , .... -O J --"U. SfiS
auuuuii oiuji i."uaj m uie.oiai. cuurs uj rensou mere is uo aouot out that the most o' tt
ol witnesses retnsmg to testily after hearins
the decision of Judge Blalchford.
An explosion of nytro-glycerine occurred
in a blacksmith 3 shop at Hudson, to-day,
destroying the house and killing one man
New York, April 8 It is rumored' that a
late Prussian mail from Bremen has been rob
bed ol over a million dollars. P. O. detect
ives in this
of tho matter.
gram required to fill the contract can be raise;
uu mt; larui.
iMUoers win state the price in "0ld
wnicn mey win lurnish the pram . .
der the above conditions.
No bids but those of persons of undoubted
loyalty to the U. 8. Government will be et
tertained and the undersigned reserves h
right to reject snv and all bids nfl,?
The proposal must he sisrncfl Kv inn
department profess no knowledge blo parties, who will become sureties for tha
- faithful performance of the contract ISTl
1 aub rcrnnnRAi tnnct im .1 ,
Washington, April 8 It is now proposed t a BOND of at least- TWO TH fins a mi.
appoint an Indian peace commiesion of qua- (2000) dollars, signed by at least two respon
kers. civilized Indians and a French Catholic. sibIe Peons asnguaranty that incase a pon.
tractis awarded to the paily or parties pro
posing, the contract' will be accented im.t
It is believed the Indians will have confideiitfo
in such a commission. An appropriation to
purchase :clothii.g for California Indians: has
bpen fixed at sixty thousand.
Washington. April 8 Thore is considerable
excitement over a rumor that the Mexican
Government has filud charges against llose
craiis and requested his recall.
inc l reaiuent nag uirecteu tue immediate
re.cali of LSoverdy Johnson. , ,
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San Francisco April lOtn 1569
Legal Tender 77 773..
, BEEF AND MUTTON
On Hoof or Block
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The ehvelopea coutainin? the bids will f
marked, "Sewled proposals for Grain, or H;tv
at Cnmp, Goodwin, A. T., and addre&sed d
The contract will be subiect to thfi nnnrnv-
al of the -District, -Department at.d Division
. By Order of Br.t Brig. Gen'l DEVIN
. GILBERT O. SMITH,
Capt,. and Asst. Qr. Mr..U. S. A.
Chief Quartermaster Sub District
HIRAM S. STEVENS
amp -Crittenden, A.T.
hETTTOULD respectfully cive notlnn tn ih
t J Pub,ic 5n around Camp'Crittonden, that
, I have just rcccivod alaree and well
DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, GItOCERTES,
nARDA7ARE, DRUGS, MEDICINES
nd alt kinds of necessary articles, for
OFFICERS, SOLDIERS and CITIZENS
Direct from -San Francisco.
which I pioposo to sell t alt at tho very
- -.. LOWEST. JUICES
at my storo, at Camp Crittenden, Arizona.
Here is one among about a idoien of hostile
engagements reported in the ltfcnl columns of OFFICE
the latest California papers received:
A Shooting ScuAPE.--For some months past
a feeling of hostility has existed'b'etween A. M.
Shields and John Bell, of this City a feeling
growing out of domestic affairs Shields and
Bell have had several qurrels in which," on one
0E THE CHIEF
COMMISSARY OF SUBSISTENCE,
E. N. Fish,
E. N- E1SH, & CO:,
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ing on for some, tjme, wLich broke out. into ;
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DEPARTMENT OF CAILIFORNIA We3t s5de Main Street. Tucson, A. T.
'a HOLES ALE and-RETAIL DEALERS IN
We keep conslantjy on hand the largest and
San Francisco, Cal., March 25tli, I8G0.
Q EALED PROPOSALS in duplicato, will be
JLos Arjiroies Items.
From the Weekly 'News' of April 10th ;
" Bridge. It is rumored' that a company aro
forming For tha purpose of building
across tha Los Angeles river. . , -
Silver Bullion. Four wagons .parsed
.through this city on Sunday last en route for
"SanPelro, with fifteen tons of silver Bullion
in pigs from Lone Pine, consigned to Messrs
Tomlinson &Co. for" shipment.
iiroceircd at the offica. No. 204 Suttnr Sfrent mnst, wniiprnl stnol- nf nnmlc In
open violence on luesday night about half past u b wijuo, Uvl.. by the undersigned, un soutn ot the uila.
iu o ciock, wnen omeias auacuea ueit with a tjj 12 o'clock, M.. on THURSDAY, July 1st, Are constantly receiving frwh supplies or
.'"r"u u YJ "u " lgRO fwhen thev will be oDened for tb- mm r-v "ooas, uiotUinjj.lloots antl' hoes, Gro-
revolver. The fight took place in the dark in a Jf 5J- hJJ P ' "P. ceries P -ovisions, IlardvVare, LiAuors in Bbls.
smalt .house on seventh.bt. opposite the Uaptist PJ au ut "ary posis in ah- I:a a3fis r;,- nnii rnhcnnn f.h
(diuroh. .and aftr lhe combatants had sfin.irntpd I inna Tp.rritorv. of allthpRRRP andMTTT'f'flM I t-:. 4-- - '
; TVr'7 , : t i" - , . , r , y) ncuc vucmig at eAcceunigiy low prices.
Shields found he had received a ball across the
abdomen, which proved, after examination, to
have only penatrateu tho skin and lodged upon
the opposite Bide, and a bruise upon thethead
from the pistol in the hands of his opponent.
Shields was taken to the Dawson House, where
the ball was abstracted by Drs. Wilkins and
Stone, and the wound dressed, Bell withdrew
RuMOtt. A rumor reached this city yester
dav that a house had been burned on a rancho
eight mile west of thej city by which a family horn the field, to Sheriff Spear's office in the
were rendered homeless.
Complaint has beed laid before Jnstice O.
H. Allen, charging E. A. Prucss with having
committed arson in burnir.g n house pome eight
miles west of this city a day or two since. The
circumstances are cloiked in vague rumor at
present. The examination will take place at ten
.o'clock next Saturday morning, after which we
will be better able to furnish our reaJers with
the whole truth,
nan, where he surrendered nimseir, ana was
locked up though released' on Wednesday
morning. lldU received some hard Knocks upon
his head, arms and body, but appeared on the
streets as well as umal. This hostile meeting
has been anticipated by the public, and it is
likely to be renewed a3 soon as the belligerent
now.hors du combat, is able to take .the field
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again. Marys viUs Appeal
live or slaughtered, that may be required' for
the troops .stationed thereat during the year
The supply will amo
Beeve3 and 1.000 Wethers.
Copy of the present contract and detailed
instructions to bidders can ba obtained at said
office, at the office of the Actg. Commissary of
Subsistence at Wilmington, Ual, and at the
office of the A. C. S. at any of the Military
posts ia Arizona Territory.
Proposals will bo received for any part of
Bidders Are invited to be present at the
opening ot the bids.
Jan, 1, 'G9.
F U Goodwin . Adam Sanderj
GOODWIN & SANDERS,
Dealers in General Merchandise
TUCSON, A. t.
AVE this day on hand and are constantly
receiving, a. large stock of goods eeleciau
EXPRESSLY FOR THIS MARKET,
consisting in part of
Drv Goods and Clothinz. Ilats and Cap3. Boots
and Shoes. Military Furnishing froods of all des-
The right is reserved of rejecting any or criptions, Staplo' and Pancy Goods, Belts, Pistols,
a t bids. ' -rowder, J'crcussion cans, xe., arc, wmca lurjr
A .Lullimri nrnnnc. 'SOf.1 111 V i Will pell CtlQaD for Cash .
.lUTCilieii' caui.ujc,.ivuuui l.Jll uc uuiui;' i i " . --:f
by the successful bidders, pro rata , XhanKtut. lorjiasuavors tnoy rospocuuiiy
"... . nnnrinnnnnn in nnniii nnrfrtnarrn
J .Mi! . TAYLOR w",ui""u v- " r .i'--""o-'
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orvi.Q. pl f - ! .. Jan. I, loos .