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Tucson, A. T., Saturday, Octobp 9, 1869.
Mmiitsol Arizona xerniory.
fV. DOOIVER Editqr.
Terms of Subscription,
Codv, one year $7,00
copy, six mourns ,,,
copy for three months 2,Q0
1 iimTnva dm oil
.) A 1 1 n n -t am n n it n a tMtihA (met inoacfinn
one uonar igz Uiiuq ;uudt;iutiub uistniun
uher. ana an correspondence 10 me
J. E. MCCAFFREY.
TUCSON, A. T.
niirT 3il lRGO.ff
G. II. OURT,
Attorney and Counselor at Lav-
vuiva in ijoun-nouse xsunaing
TUCSON, A. 'i .
TUCSON, A.. T.
Constantly on hand.
A. LEVIN J. GOLDTREE.
arch 14. lSliil 11-tr.
Goodwin Adam Sanders
GODWIN & SANDERS,
Idlers in General Merchandise
TUCSON, A. T.
E this day on hand and are constantly
receiving, a largo stock of goods selected
EXPRESSLY FOR THIS MARKET,
isting in part of
jfy Goods and Clothing, Has and Caps, Boo'ts
fchoes, Military Furnishing goods o.f all des-
Rons, Staplo and Fancy Goo.ds, Rclts, Pistols,
per, Percussion caps, 45:0., etc. which they
jitll cheap for cash,
infcful for pastfavors they respectfully solicit
anuaace oi puouc patronage,
U. I, lSG9-tf,
10PER, WITING, & CO-
IFrancisco and Fort Yuma, California
ffizona City, Maricopa Wells, Sacaton,
Sweet Water and Carap McDowell,
rHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN
frwarcling and Commission
1 i'h to call the attention of thf nnhlin
p"j.and Merchants, narticularlv. to our
Fes for Wholesaling and Jobbing atLOW
1 keep constantly on hand at
largest and most General Stock of Goods
nf Ron nvnnn:nn
WSING EVERYTHING THE COUNTRY
. ----- "c u-nuur liuponcc airecuy oi
Trl. lrcot importers, Wo buy nothing
'rem seCond hanH t,,i, ...
irancisco Jobber's Profit which is
ALL WE ASK TO MAKE.
, 'Live and Let Live,"-
CASH. EXCLUSIVELY, and for cash,
e a'ways in readi
ei t others, with '.goods, in jobbing lot
I'leccaemedly Ioiy for casli
-aum-isii, WHITING fr CO.
Qtj- May X,18W, tf.
The shades of night were falling fast,
As through an eastern city passed,
A bloominjr maid in bloomers dressed,
With this device npon her crest,
Her brows were kind; beneath her Teil
Her eyej blazed like a comet's tail'
And like a martial bugle rung
The tones of that outlandish tongue,
In happy homes she saw the lipht,
Where hope and love made all things bright
Without the night was dark and bleat,
And from her lips escaped the shriek
"Try not the polls ! 0 maid beware
The scheming politician's snare."
'Twas all in vain the old man cried,
For still that ringing voice replied,
(,0 stay,'' the young man said "and rest
Thy waterfall upon my vest!"
A tear stole down her painted cheek,
But still she answered frith a squeak, .
"Beware the baleful company
Of Francis Tfrain and Susan B!""
This was old Greely's warning knell.
A voice replied, you go to well
At break of day, as through the street,
The watchman walks his lonaly beat,
With heavy eyes and sleepy yawn,
A voice cried through the purple dawn,.
Next erening. on a rostrum high,
The miiden stood with blazing eye,
While from her lip3lsnrone but pale,
A Toicc came, like a northeast gale,
The Highest JBallo.on Ascciasion.
The fa''owin$r account of a balloon aween
son made by Messrs. Cowell aud Glaishr, from
Wo ver-kampton, England, which came lira,;-
proving fatal to the icronauts. is condensed
from Oijlcc a Wee1: :
Oue dull day in Angnst, just mtcrnoon, a
bal oon rose in the air at the foot ol'Clote Hills
on the western edge of the central plain of
England. It was inflated with the lightest of
gasei which chemical skill could produce, and
it arose with amazing velocity.
A mile up it enleued a stratum of clouds
more than 1,000 feet thick. Emerging irom
this the sun shone brightly on the air ship, and
he sky overhead was the clearest an,d deepest
bluo,:iul be'owliy cloudland animmeasur
able expanse of clouds, whose surface looked
as solid as that of the ea.rlh now lost to view.
Lofty mountains and deep,, dark ravines ap
peared below; peaks and sides of those cloud
mountains next to the sun glittered like mow,
but casting shadows as black as the solid rock.
Up rose the balloon with tremendous velocity.
Four miles above ea,rth a pigeon was let loose;
U dropped down through the air as if it had
been a stone. The air was too thin to enable
it to ily. It was as if a bark, laden to the deok,
were to pass into an inland, unsaUfle lake
the bark would sink at once in tb,e. thinner
water. Up, up, still higher ! What a silence
profound ! The heights of the sky were as still
as the deepest depths of the ocean, tihere, as
was found during the search for the Atlantic
cable, the fine mud lies as unstirred from year
to year as the dust which imperceptibly gathers
on the furniture of a deserted house. No sound,
n,a life only th,o bright sunshine falling thro'
skj it could not warm.
Up, five miles above the earth, higher than
the inaccessible summit of Chimborazo or Daw
angiri. Despite the snnshine everything freezes.
he air grows to thin to support life, even for
few moments. Two men only are in that ad
venturous balloon the one steering the tur
ship, the other watching the scientific- install
ments, and recording them with a rapidity bred j
of long practise. Suddenly, as the latter looks
on hi3 instruments his sight grows dim; he:
takes a lens to help sight, and only marks from
his falling barometer that they were still rising
rapidly. A flask of brandy lies within a foet of
im : he tries to reach it bat his hands refuse
to obey his will. He tries to cnll upon his
comrade, who has gone up into the ring above;
a whisper in that deeASftlness ttouUI suffice,
bni no sound come's.mm his Hp's he is voice
less. The imnn iomes down into thecar;
he sees his comrade ira swoon, and feels his
own senses failing him.
He saw at once that 'life and death hung
upon a few moments, and seized or tried to
seize the valve, in order to let out a portion
of the gas. His hands are purple with intense
cold they are pnralized ibey will not respond
to his wiJL He seized the valve with his teeth
and opened it a little ence, twice, thrice. The
balloon begas to descend. Then the- swooned
marksman returned to consciousness, and saw
the steersman standing belore him. He looked
at his instruments; ! h,ey most hnve been near
ly eight miles up ; but now the barometer waa
rising rapidly the balloon was descending.
Brandy was used. They had been higher
above earth than mortal man or nny other
living being had ever been before.
One minute more pf inaction, or compulsory
inaction, on the part of the steersman, whose
senses were failing Km, and the air ship with.
its intensely rarified gas would bji ve been float
ing unattended, with two corpses in the realms
A Pleasant Sensattoii?
The following is tje partial story of an Indian
fighter who cameolF. minus bis hair on ibe top
of his head :
"When I fell I went over backward, drDp-
ping my gun, and X' had got just halfway up
again, tbe squaw yanki.ns- me by thehi'ir, when
the Indian clubbed iny gun ard struck me
across the neck. Ihe blow stunned me: The
squaw kppt screeching and pulling my hair by
handsfull. 1 heaid some one of our boys
shouting, close by, aud the squaw started and
run, one of the boys kii .ing h.er not three rods
off. The Indian stepped oii foot on my chest,
and wiih his hand gathered up the hair upir
crown of my he id. He wasn't" very tender
about it, butjirked my' head this way and that,
like Salan. My eyes were partly open and I
could see the headwork and tiimminsc on his
eggins. Suddenly I felt the awlullest biting,
cutting flanh go round my head, and then it
ieemed to me as if my whole head had been
jirked clean off. I never felt such pain, in a.11
my life; it was like pulling your brains right
out. I did not know any more for two or thces
days, and when I came to I had the sorest
h'ead of any human being that ever lived. If
the boys did kill the viper, they didn't get back
my scalp, perhaps it was lost in the snow. I was
shipped down to Larmje after a bit, and the
nursing I got ain't made the hair grow on this
Saya the San Bernardino Guardian : Our
ittle burg was considerably exercised, at least
some of the inhabitants thereof, on Tuesday
ast, by the report of new and rich, gold dig
gings having been discovered in the vicinity of
Lytle Creek, Some 40 or 50 persons have left
town altogether for. the new placers, and as
many more hold themselves in readiness to go
as soon as the locality is known. All sorts of
rum or 3 are afloat, as to the extent, and prob
able richness of the new goleonda. To satisfy
(hp public mind in regard to the discovery, we
prosecuted our search until we found out every
thing about them : We learn Irom authentic
sources that the placers are close about and
between, the headwaters of the San Gabriel and
Colorado river3. Nuwbers of our readers are
aware that a great deal of prospecting has been
done- in that section of the country and claims
have been found that pcid as high as four
ounces to the hand per day.
Rstobmed : "I shall tell you now it was :
put my hand oh raine.head, and there was
m, T a 1. 1 ? I .1
von pain, men j. pui m neaa on mine oouy
and there ras anoder. There vas very much
pain in all mine body. Then I put mine hand
in mine pocket oon there yas nothing. So I
joined mit de temperance. Now there is no
more-pam in mine head, the pain in mine body
vas all gone away, I put mine hand in mine
pocket there vas twenty dollars. So I stay
mit the temperance.
"Wonderful llieno i czton.
. Chey&nne Cor. Omaha Herald.
Your yaper having recently takenquite an
interert in all that pertains to the growth of the
agricultural and mineral vesource3 of Wyoming,
-ll not, I presume, re&se a little sp?co to the
ftsblc descvipiion of a meteorologica.1 pheno
menon that is now i ranching each evening in
the akie3 above the-Rocky Mountains in that
Since the- recent solar eclipse, they have,
upon the summit cf the Rocky Mountain chaiin
what the inhabit nits call a "ciecond twilight;"
so biilliant with colors of mist, shade, and firo
lights, as to pain the eye in the steady gaa
upon them, and to leave an impression on the
mind that u !1 never be obliterated.
Just as the sun is about to sei, a heavy mist
gathers on the mountain, and growing dense
and denser, it shut3 out enji'rely the last expir
ing rays of that luminous body; then all h.
da-knes3, or nearly so, for soaie thirty miiiter-
Jhen, all at ouae, the heaven? becon:e lit
up from the horizon all anoimJ, far up to a
small circle in the center, witb,a Jivid glare of
the most dazzling chromatic colors, seeming as,
thongh a tremendous bonfire wa3 ablaze below
throwing, its- glare in clexr and steady flamo
above. This gorgeous and! feat fully beautiful '
sce::e lasts for nearly an hou then steals qui
etly away and the moon therefore dimmed by
its fiery luMer regains its ascendency and JighU
up the balance of the night in pale shadows as
it is wont to do in every other clime,
Nov, what causes these chromatic twlights?
Thpy were never before wlinested byauyottho
o!de;t mountaineers I was in, that section ar.
ih's season last. year, and I have never seen so.
grand aud so thrilling twi igbts, and these have
only Gccurred since the great solar eclipse of
the 17th instant. What doe it mean ? What
doos it portend Hi dots it originate ?
Old Sharsay, the learna l Ute chief, stand's im
silence each night gazing at this wonderful)
phenomenon, and when asked what he thinks
about if, replies slowly and 'adly: "Ugh ! the
Great Spirit is mad ! He blows fire ! His
W'gwam is in trouble! White man and red
man better feel afraid, for the Great Spirit i3
mad he is heap angry!'1
French Pete, the old trapper and miner,
says: "It is now twenty-threo years since I
S,iw the States. I have been a,bout eleven years
n these mountains, and- LueTer seen such
jfirey nights. The winds are damper; they blow
milder and the air grow3 heavier; I don't know
how.- to account for it. It has all happened since
the eclipse of the sun. Something dreadful is
going to happen. There will be a big fire
som.e of these days that all the water of the
world will never drown oat, and those days are
If it be true, as one of the professors of tha
Cincinnati observatory says, that immense vo
lumes of' hydrogen gas were thrown out. from
the centen solar eclipse, how long will it be
before tlijs oxygen will be thrown out, and tho
carbon become the ruling and destroying ele
'I giv.e- these particulars by request, and there
are numbers of people in this city who, on last
Sabbath- and Monday nights, witnessed, with
me, this wonderful phenomenon on the summit
of the Rocky Mountain.'', 8,2G2 feet above the
level, of the sea. The Cheyenne and Laramie
papers wdl endorse this description.
The Elko. Independent say3 that long trains
of emigrants may bealrao3t daily seen winding
their slow and tedious way through that place
to CaJilornia. A journey of 2,000 mile3 thro'
desert and wilderness.seemssomethin strange
in this age of rapid locomotion. Second clas
cirsand cheap fare3 will propably close out
this mode-of reaching the Pacific coast by
another yea. The Silver City Avalanche, of
a later dale says that terrible destitution and
suffering exist among that portion of the emi
grants on thek way to Oregon. Indian depre
dations, sickne3 and accidents are the cause
of the suffering. Appeal. -- -