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THE WEEKLY ABJZONAN
JUNE 12, , !V..1SG9.5
ABRAHAM LYON, of Arizona Gift's
our only authorizeo, agent in Arnona.
hundred and sixty-seven, seven thousand two
For erection of a steam circular saw-mill,
with a grist-mill and shingle-maehineattnched,
per fourth article treaty October twenty-eighth,
eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, eight thou
for salary of a physician, per thirteenth art
icle treaty October twenty-eighth, eighteen
hundred and sixty-seven, one thousand two
For pay of carpenter, blacksmith, miller, and
engineer, per thirteenth article treaty October
twenty-eight, eighteen bund red and sixty
seven, three thousand nine hundred and fifty
For salary of a teacher, per thirteenth article
treaty October twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred
and sixty seven, one thousand dollars.
For the construction of school-house or
mission building, per fourth article treaty Oc
tober twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and
sixty-seven, three thousand four hundred dol
lars. For tlie first of three instalment.--, to be expend
ed in presents to the ten persons of said tribe
who, in the judgment of the agent, may grow
the most valuable crop for the respective year,
per fourteenth article treaty October twenty-
eighth, eighteen hundred and'sixty-seven, five
For transportation of g-.ods, and so fourth.
-Jii-t .. . . .
10 itic uneyennes ana Am polices, tlireetliousaud
eriod of time winch immediately fol-
m the final dissolution of the Roman
Empmi was marked by the alaiost ntaomte
imbecibg which seemed to take possession of
mankind. Not onlv through the utter indif-
ferencefianifested all oven the known worId
and sciences, was this
to the revival of art;
evinceuSbut a demoralizing and blinding agent
of infinity greater magnitude held the human
to Mineral creek the mouth of which is twenty- j
two miles below the 'mouth of the ban .redro.
I proceeded up Mineral creek three miles and
went into camp;5' The Colonel here diseovored , o
Indian signs and believing that he was in the , T f Q T T) f TP "P rt .
neighborhood of a rancheria took with him a
narty of 25 enlisted a en with a guide and two
Indian trailers and set out in search of the
rancheria leaving the balance of his party and
his pack-train at Mineral creek, in charge of
mind inthraIdom. Dark and dismal super- ,
V ., , , , . i i ! soum-easteriy inrecuon up a very steep aim
four hundred dollars.
The following clipped from the Kocky moui.
tain Kcics tells us of the new civilizing and
christainizing dodge by which the noble son of
the forest is about to be assailed, it says .-
,;The Universal Peace Society has issued a
circular letter to the wild Indians everywhere,
duly wuruuii thee and thou and thine, and
illustrated with a very neat steel engraving of
U in. Penn ami ins first Indian Treat-, in
which he cheated the noble reds out of Penn
sylvania. The same cut embebishes the en
velope in which the circular is sent out under
the frank of an M. 0. Great mistakes woro made
inprinting them in plain English and iheninuot
sending a Friend around to read it to the lazy
The following from the Los Angeles Hews is
doubtless the circular referred to ;
"Ho.v! How good and p:e isant it is for brtt'i
icn to dwell together in unity. Dearly beloved
the spirit hath moved the Oie.it Father to ap
point me steward for the childicn of the forest,
Verily, in former tinrs there have been unjust
stewards who were liars, and the truth was not.
in the in; for they provided moth eaten rai
ments, or as the , vanity of human reason
phraseth it shoddy. Yea', a multitude of wick
ed devices have thine adversaries devised
against thee, hit let net the sun go dowu upon
thy wrath. Friend Lo, I exhort thee to be
clothed with the garment of peace and turn
from the error of thy ways, and from the war
path to the path wherein thou shouldst jro. Be
not double-minded in the inward man
of the past paganism formed the dogmas of
of even the learned of that age. Immediately
after the Crusade3 arts and sciences were re
vived and every species of enlightenment
bounded irresistibly forward through the dis
sipating mazes of ignorance and superstition
until tie 19th century was ushered in
when scarcely a shadow of the past remained
At this point, it would appear, the acme of
scholastic progress was attained. The super
stitions of the dark ages seem to have been col
lected from the ruins of four centuries by some
spectre hand, refitted, painted with the most fas
cinating dves and handed lo the erudite of the
present day :
Grey haired men, who have attained their
"three score and ten" tell us that they receive
spiritual manifestations," that they converse
with denizens of high Heaven and that they
can find out for us from their spirit associates,
the habitations of the spirits of our departed
relatives. Much of the jugglery employed in
olden times to deceive the credulous, and which
long since fell into disuse, is being revived, and
aided by the mechanical genius of the present
day is employed to produce "spiritrappings" and
other "spiritual agencies" which have but too
many devotees. It would hardly be a matter of
surprise to find this folly existing among the
ignorant classes, but it becomes surprising in
deed when we consider that it really pervades
all classes. In the "spiritual photograph case"
recently tried in Nov.- York, a Judge testified
that he "believed the photigraphs-to have been
produced by spiritual agency" that he has ''seen
spirits in their grave clothes, and asserts that
at a court in Brooklyn, at the trial of a case in
which was an action in policy of insurance, ho
saw "standing up behind the jury the spirit of
a man who told me he was the one whose
lifa and death were involved in the policy
The appeanfhee of the spirit was shadowy and
transparent, and I could see material objecet
through it.'' Another individual interested in
the same case believes that he has heard the
voices of spirits but strangely he never happen
ed to see a spirit.
Now, among the many dupes of spiritualism,
and of superstition generally, of whom we
frequently read, the presence of one class of men
occasions special surprise journalists. Some
ofthe most respectable journals of the day
come to hand, containing the details of some
mysterious occurrence, or phenomena, as they
might be related by a child six years of age
without an effort at explanation. The "San Jose
seech thee, but waxmore and more steadfast in ! mysteries" are instances of this : (these stories
those covenants which thou hast cevun:tii!i-ii
when thou didst feel the rod of correction. "
The San Diego Union says :
'The Prescott people are troubled about their
mail matters, and the Miner complains that,
'what he may say will go for nouhgt' and there
fore declines to pitch in. That is the difference
between papers. The contractors failed to come
to time with the S.m Diesio mails and the Union
o.iened out on them and the result is regular
time with every mail, to and from San Diego.
Nothing like having a paper in a community
that can straighten matters out when they get
into a snarl. Let the citizens of IVscott'sub
Bcribe liberally for the San Diego Union, and
their loc.il affairs will be watched by a paper
that can influence 'mail contractors' even."
Thus it becomes evident that the Union in
times past found it necessary to awaken mail
contractors to a sense of dutyand that the Miner
undertookasimilartask but failing toaccomplish
anything gave it up in disgust. When will it
be:ome our duty to speak to mail contractors?
Thus far they have not given us an opportunity.
Our mails, both eastern and western come to
hand with that regularity which entiltles our
contractors to thanks for doing their full duty
rather than censure for neglect of the s-iine.
Mr. J. Davis (firm of Davis & B.irilla mail cou-t-actors
on that route between Tucson ai d Me
silhi N. M.) takes a trip from Mesiila to Tucson
once every month for the j urpose of sntiifving
himself that his stock along- the route is kept in
good condition aud to replace by fresh animals
all horses and mules wfr.ch may seem unfit for
must have been read by many of our readers as
they were copied from the San Jose Patriot
through most of the newspapers published in
California) instead of explaining these mys
teries, or seeking to do so upon the only laws
known to oyern matter some journalj view
them with evident dread, declining to give anv
opinion, while others hint spiritual interposition.
To cite the many incidents which come under
our observation in which jugglery and super
stition prove an overmatch for reason, even in
well cultivated minds, would fill a large volume
and cannot therefore find room in our columns.
Questions which, only,half a century ago would
have enlisted the efforts of every thinking mind
to discover to them a solution are, at present
explained as "spiritual agency" by the major
ity of theorists.
Strange that the enlightenment ofthe pres
ent day should in so many instances be trodden
j down, as it were, to give place to this swelling
tide of idle fancies? Strange, however though
it be, we find this benighting influence to pre
vail, and day after day, gathering fresh strength,
it is grncuaity extending us dismal wings
toward the termini of evei-y Christian iand.
We are pflRmitted to publish the following
extracts from a copy of the official report made
by'Col. Dnnkleberger upon his scouting ex
pedition north of the Gila in the latter part of
After havinir crossed the Gila- about eight
miles below the moath ot the San Padro ti c
party "kept going donni the Giia until re case
high mountain ; by daybreak I reached
the top. We halted at a very deep canon to
see if we could discover any smc ke or fire
when all at once we heard some dit-tttnt sounds
and hideous yells. My Indian trailers found
out that th'i Apaches were having a 'war dande'
and that they were in the hollow of the canon-
The Indians seemed much excited.
A larfre number of them were" sitting upon a
high point looking in the direction uf Mineral
creek. I soon foundthat they had not discovered j
my party b,ut were watching my pack-train as
it proceeded up Mineral creek and I feared
they would attack it before I could reach the
point from which I could attack with any chance
of success. By 9 a.m. I i cached a high point
within three hundred yards of their largest
rancheria, but could advance no further wiihunt
exposing myself. After marching about 100
yards in plain even I was discovered ; 1 fired
a volly and rushed on -the rancheria and found
two dead Indians. Wo also captured two
children which I abandoned. The rest of the
Indians jumped over high cliffs of rocks ; lam
of the opinion that many of them were killed
or injured in jumping ; tvo more were shot in
the bottom of the caiion, they were seen to fall
ind are supposed to be dead. But the Indians
fired several shots from their other raneherias
which were distant about 1000 yards ; I dis
patched 12 men to dislodge them. I tlin
burned 52 huts, also many baskets and blankets.
Main-Indians were hidden among the rocks
but my partv was too small to be detached ami
scattered so I joined 1 Ihoun aud im
mediately returned on irv trail and reached
Camp Grant on the 29th inst."
iNortu-east corner .nam :i,,j v..
TUCSON, A. X. " '
ffave just received a
stock of s u m m c r and Ma i j
embracing a general aim eonifku 4
consisting of .
nAlb and (JArb of every d, .u.n-.
adapted to every season '
r.Amirc;' T.',ivnv AVn rrr?c
DELAINES, ETC .
A largo stock of 01I CI ye Wiji.Si,
the best California Wine aniliij
A large stock of Grocrrii i
HONEY, CHEESE and DRIKH
which we offer for ba!e; whok-f.wL.- u
We adhere to a ca3h s)stem and .sLli
reinarkablv luw forcabb.
(From C!o3 of the da'.ly X.'.v Moxiu.ta.;
New York, May 29. The brig Morley from
Porto Cabelh), has arrived. Whnn leaving that
port she wa"s fired at from the fort, first with a
blank cartrige and then with a roun-1 shot
which struck her ninidhhip aud went through
her bulwarks but did no other damage.
Paris, May 29. The Americans residing in
Paris have presented an address to General
Dix, The General has invited 300. Americans
to a Lanquet at Grand Hotel on the first of
June. He leaves Havre forborne on the fitth.
Havana, May 27 Advices from Santiago
de Cuba ot the ICth gives following account of
the fight with fiillibusters in the bay of Nipec.
According to reports the Spaniard sumnsed
the expedition as it landed from the steamer
Periot. The Spanish troops attacked the land
ing party, capturing their position with five
guns and a flag ; the fillibusterers rallying
recaptured their position and guns but lost their
flag, They fired on the Spanish steamer Mar
cello putting two balls through her hull. The
excitement at Nuevitas was intense, and a
sttamer had been dispatched to commnnicate
with the authorities at Havana. Uhe steamer
Periot arrived at Kingston, Jamaica on the loth
where she was captured because she had been
in use in Cuba.
New York, May 2b It is reported by well
informed persons-that the Spanish government
will soon issue a decree requesting all citizens
of the nations or colonies residing in foreign
countries, who own property in Cuba, to regfs
ter their names within a stated period wiihthe
nearest consul and take the oath of alletrhiMPP
to the mother country, otherwise such nronnrtv
is liable to seizure.
Washington May 29. -The Indian commis
oin has adjurned. No recommendation wppp
made to the President at this meeting as it
was agreed to leave all questions till the com
mission had visited the west. The commission
was unanimous in the opinion that great abuses
had grown up with the present svstpm nfTn
dian treaties, and that the best interest ofthe
Indians and of the country demanded that no
more treaties be made.
g EAJjED propose
in Quadruplicates will be reecno: d
ofthe undersigned until 12 m. on L..- i
1 5) of June, ltiC9, fur the deliver",', '
A. T., of ninety-four (91) puck m'uC.'
The mules to be Mexican mule.- 's
strong bodied, hhort coupled, short "
well broken vto the pack, and in ;
No sore backed nnimstWm
each will be subject to inspec tion :
ernment Itw-ior to be appointed "
inandin J;;!'.er 0f the District ' A4
Bidders -! state their price ; .
Gold (Join, and
such funds as the Depot Quartern
son may kie or. hand at the tiim-,.; ,
Each proposal must be ii'i,. ,j .
st.onsiblu persons, who will bcoiu
the faithful performance of the .. ; ;
Bidders will state their pluc-s .
and racb bidJvr wiil file ;i uu!.- , v
with their proposals, in the sum .
died ($I,5U0) dollars, as a f uar.. .
case ttie contract is awarded' to t..
parties proposing, such contraa v...
ceptwl and entered into.
The mules will be delivered as !!!
ticable after the contractor is n .
Tiia undersigned reserves tin re
ject any and all bids should he .
Further instructions will be gireu at.
lice ofthe undersigned.
GILBERT C. S'i:
Capt. and Asst. Q. -M . L'
IHram S. Stevens.
SlD.VET It. DkLo.NG. SaSLaL
HIJRAK S. STEVEXS
amp Crittenden, .4.T.
W7"0ULD respectfully givo notice to th-- "
V public in and around Camp Crittci
wc.havo just received a Iar-'o and well .
tock of 0
DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, GROCER!'
HARDWARE, DRUGS, MEDIC1XL:
and all kinds of nccessaiy articles, for
OFFICERS, SOLDIERS and CIIIZS
Direct from San Franck
whiehjwe propose to sell to all at the v.:
at our now store, at Camp Crittenden, Ar&
C F. ROIfiSTtlRE.
I'arttoular attention naid to recGivmj
warding good3 with quick di3i
COL. J. P. T CARTER. E. N. FIS
GOODWIN Jb SANDERS, HON., J.
CUAS. T. HAYDEN, TULLYtfc t" -LORD
quick di3patch. T&i
Next Door to Piatt's Office
TiHE undersigned gives notice to his customers
and tl.e l.ublic ceueraily th.it he h r!
n",r"d. wiumoiliooa apirtiaent for the purpose DEAI TV R.'Vf?R r ATITIt'LA-'
ot furnishing baths to ah who may ,7ih to tender .' U hiiS JUtA h Jlbum-
SHAVE?, SSAiR. AID
Done after tho most approved styles.
ial2A SAlIu BOSTICK.
a. 1. Jacobs, t
221 San some St., San Francisco. I
M. I. JACOES & CO.
"!tfr . . a
OFFER foe sale at a great redu i'
ruling prices, an extensive variety-
specially selected for, and adaptei
January 2d 18fi9-tf.