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THE WEEKLY AliBONANj" to' y whar. m your
I em witU rClh respect
Delegaw from Arizona.
Hoy, Eli G. Parckb,
Comnaisjioner of todiau Affairs.
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR.
OFFICE OP INDIAN AFFAIRS.
Washington-D, C., April 25ih, 1870.
Hon R. G. McCormick,
Washington D. C.
S:it: Your letter of April fSllh inst. is receiv
ed enclosing depredation cfftm of E. D. Lane
against the Pima and MarieSpa Indiana.
In reply you are informeVthat ihs claim h&3
been sent th'u day to Supt. Andrews with in
truclious to ljave the same presented to the
Indians in council by the agent, Capt. Gross
man, and that ho be instructed to use every
effort in his power to have satisfaction aad re
stitution made to Col. Lane for h"i3 loss and to
report the action of the Indiana and lu3 pro
cdeiings to this office. Should he fail to obtain
satisfaction in this way it is not in the power
of the department to afford tho claimant any
relief and his only recourceis to Congress, tho
Pimas and Maricopas tavnruo annuities out
of which indemnity couIdTSfimaae, as provid
ed by lavr.
Your Obedient Servant,
E. G. PARKER.
THE FREIGHT CONTRACT.
The policy of transporting supplies, for the
use of tie troops in Arizona, via Gnaymas
h3 at length been properly considered and
tke result is the abandonment of this route
'and the coucluaion arrived at to import sup
plies Vis Yuma Messrs. Hooper, Whiting
&Oo. having obtained from government the
contract to deliver supplies by this latter
rocto. This is exactly as justice to the peo
ple of thid Territory and the eecurity of the
supplier brought in demand that it should be.
, Jf,in the importation of government freight
there exist an opportunity to make on honest
penny snch opportunity must in justice be ac
corded the men who have done most toward
the advancement of the Territory and who
atill continue with manly zeal to advocate its
best interests sparing neither paius nor ex
pease in efforts to promoto the public interests
and to defeat eel fish or interested trickery; and
again, if the settlen along the route by which
these se plies will be conveyed are to reap ad
vantage from the traffic produced theu it is
only jestice that such settlers be American
citizens on American territory, and not, as
heretofore, Mexican citizens on Mexican ter
ritory. We regret, however," the existence of
causes which will not allow us to believe that
the government, in deciding in favor of the
Yuma route above that via Guayma3, had the
interests of its citizens and settlers in Arizona
Rt heart That a contract was ever let by any
other route provea conclusively that such
were not an object. To the disturbed etato
of affairs iu Sonora purticularly the recent
raids at Guayma3 and Hermosillo, at the for
mer of which places the custom houeo
wtb sacked by a forco of armed fillabustcra
rendering transit through that county insecure,
wa may ju3tly consider ourselves indebted for
this judicious conclusion which bids fair to in
fuse new life into a once thriving, but subse
quently neglected section of country.
Now let us-look at the route by which the
. freight will be brought for the coming fiscal
term and we cannot do so more effectually
than by quoting the San Diego Union on the
"Distance from San Franciico to San Diego
(bj water) fire hundred miles; from San Diego
o Fort Yuma one hundred and, sixty miles;
from Fort Yuma to Tucsou, threo hundred
n iles in all, from San Francisco to Tucson,
nine hundred and sixty miles", or one thou
sand aad forty miles less than by way of Guay
ma. "Time (by sailing vessel) from San
Francisco to San Dieo, six days ; from San
Diego to Fort Yuma (by freight trains) eight
days; from Fort Yuma to Tucson a level
road, sixteen days in all, from San Francisco
to Tucson thirty days. Or, by way of San
Diego freight re&chea Tneson in oxe nLr the
tftne required by the Guayiuas route.
In the discussion in the U. S. be .ate vriison a . - - " "
DEPREDATIONS BY THE PIMA INDIANS.
As it has been frequently asked what steps,
if any, have bean taken to bring the Pima In
dians to an account for various depredations
far which they are responsible, we have pleasure
in publishing the annexed correspondence
between our Delegitc in Cougre3 aud the
Commissioner of Indian Affairs. Colone i
Kme will b) remembered as a citizen ofTexai
w&o stoppe i in and aboat Tucson for some
time in tho winter of 1S3S 9, and who lost
some 40 hedd of cattle while in camu near
auincop.1 veiu wuich cattle were treaced to
Pima Reservation, aud we believe, were acknow
isjgeu Dywenmsi to have been taken by
taem. rre shall b curious to hear what de
fence has been made or may be ma le to Capt.
CrOMmtin for so wanton an outrage:
Washington D. C. April 20th 1870.
Si; Herewith I respectfully present for vour
consideration tho claim of 0.. D. Lane for
""l. loUn fr0m him by tbe Pima Indians
of Anaoua. I am somewhat familiar with
Mia circumstances under which ihe cattle
were taken, baring reached the reservation a
is days after tha occurrence. I have nodoubt
that the ftcts are as staled in the accompany.
jo? affidavits. r J
FITCH OX THE WARPATH
The Hon. Thos. -Fitch of Nevada recently
made a telling speech in Congress in favor
of Railroad Land Grants and on tho Indian
policy of tho government. Of the red devils
and their worthlessuess he spoke in plain and
pointed terms which will excito a warm response
in Arizona. We quite a3 a follows:
'The construction of railaoads will also
afford a thorough and economical adjustment
of'. the Indian question. We have on the oua
hand a misguided philantropy which degen
erates into sictcy sentimentality and hnds its
sequence m accds. of savage perfidy ana ou;
race that make tho blood run cold. We have
on the other baud a spirit of retributive justice
and relentless hatred ot the oueding race,
which does not always, peruaps, discreminute
in its action, and which shocks the eara of
uniuforme I civilization with the expression of
its -belier that tne good Indiana are the dead
Indians. Sir, it we throw an iron lariat about
this visious beast who demands nothing less
that that civilization shall stop her march in
order that the solitude of his hunting grounds
may not be invaded, we shall thereby speedily
solve tho problen of ''vhat to do with tho
Indian. 1 he Shoshone aud tho buffalo will
be domesticated, tae Ap"ache a?td the panther
will be destroyed. Indian traders and Army
contractors will loae their rrsent nrxfhiihie
vocations; out mo .treasury wui oo relieved
from their assaults, and the public lightened of
the burden of th-Jir aitport.
If the swarthy, slothful, filthy, murderous
''wards of the nation" are of race so sacred
that they alone deserve exemtion from the
operations of the primal curse; if the labor
of the land mast be burdened with their sup
ort, wa can at least lesson the infliction and
the risk by giving then that support in locali
ties nearer to jails and markets. Wo could
furnish every Indian in the country with a suite
of rooms at a first-class New York hotel with
less expense to the nation thftn is involved in
the present mode of dealing with them, We
had better bring them, in from the plains and
forests of -the West, and scatter them through
the Atlantic State, there to be maintained iu
idleness, than to exclude the settler from those
plains an J. forests iu order that the Tndiau may
receive his winter supply of provision at fifty
cents a pound freight, nd enjoy his summer
pastime of hunting buffaloes aud emigrant
If it is tho experinceof centuries that the
Indian cannot be domes'icated, then it i3 time
for us to domesticate the idea that the con
tinued existence of tho Indian ia by no mean
necessary for any wise or beneficent purpose
whatever. Let tho noble rod man who exists
only in Fenimore Cooper's novels and Yin
cent Colyer's fancy, and tho dirty, degraded,
treacherous, cowardly, whorthless, wicked, wild
human beast who exists in fact, bo banished
from our eastern literaturo and our western
frontier, and let us have order and peace and
progress and a land of homes and harvests in
Army bill, Senator Stewart of Nevada protest
ed against reducing the Army while the In
dians wero so troublesome in the Territories 1
Ho EDoko so fortebly and i truthfully of th0
state of affairs in Arizona to excite the follow
ing commtnt from the Washington Chronicle
which paper had before been inclined toward
the Quaker side of the question ;
Speaking of Arizona and tho utterly inade
quate military force there, Mr. Stewart stated
explicitly that Indian murders there are of
almoat daily occurrence; that from 1864 to
1869, ICS whites were thus eLtin, and the
names, dales, places, and all the particulars of
theac outrages are jriven. As many as 200
more aro estimated to have perished in the
same mauaer. Some of these poor people
were subjected to those horrible tortures which?
the savages know so well now to inuict, in
ono county, the largest in tho Territory, nnc
in the space of eighteen months, one ninth of
the entire people had been killed, air. btewart
referred also to' New Mexico; in a single one
of whose couutie3 there were, in 1869, fo.rty
four distnet Indian attacks, and a large number
killed. The Senator further stated that in the
entire depart tnaut commanded by General
Sheridan, as reported by the General himself ,
as many as 1,200 assassinations by Indians
have occurred during the last six years as
sassinslious of men, women and chijdrea, who
were sett'ers, and ns worthy aud good people
as any that ever, iu early times; settled in New
England or Virginia.
It seems too dreadful for belief that there
sro now rcenacting iu portions of our country
the bloody tragedies which darkened the history
of New Englaml in Colonial times. The nation
holds in its bosom a race of savages who are
butchering and murdering every year hun
dreds of its citizens.
In view of snch facts the Senate did well in
acceding to n Rinaller reduction of the army
than was at first proposed. Thirty thousand
men, the number of tho rank and fik as pro
vided in tho bill which passed the Senate, are
not more than enough to meet the military
eraergencie which are upon us."
AFTER HAYING ENLAEuy- -Hare
resiiae-l tii8 t,
BXASTrxo TO :VI)Li " . ,
be -jaade nad order anI '
addressed t.i "
Gca'l Aeati, n
Main Street, T t . (,
Dealer in Wines & V ,
Has just received from S
larju assortment of Wine3 r,
C. D. Whisky
A. A. A. "
O. K B. "
Old Rye "
I ine IT, .
II T .
Holland &u -.
Champagne, Clarst, PortShr-rr a.
also Plying card and the bc-et tr u';- "
for Flour and Beans
Tucsox A. 'i.
ANOTHER 21X1X0 EXPEDITION.
Tho Alta California has the following o'
a prospective "hunt for mne3."
A company is being formed in this city to
canv on mining in Arizona, Now -Mexico and
Sonora, whero rich mines are known to uxbt,
but which have been inaccessible on account
of the hostility of the Indians. Tho organi
zation the Arizona aud Sonora Prospecting
and Miuim Company will swod forward au
advance guard of 100 men, organised as n
military company, and armed with iJenry
rifles, ou the first of August. Thii detach
ment, among whom" wilt ;e surrevora, civii,
mining and mechanical t-n ;r.!,s ; uiehiiiisr3.
blacksmiths carpenters, etc., will nr.sthblifdi a
m.ne. 60 niueri sctith-
denat at the Quitaco
easterly irom ror,
I'rom time to
time other detachments wiil go forward, until
the force ii swelled to between three and !i v
hundred, with which thev think they can copo
with the Aj aches and koid that rich mineral
country. The region of the country ih.; they
proposo to operate in is fie ridfro cfihe Sierra
iiadre mountainp, at tue Head vatsr3 ot the
San Pedro and Sa Domingo rivers.
ax32 -- Sam
Thifisbct one of several claims against the
-im 5 w similar, depredations, and as thev
protess to be friendly indfans and are treated
as each and are at this time asking an exten -n
of their resection, I tsusi yoa w.U ascer
taw whatxcnw, if any they hive for coram it
toas orpemrthcg such ontrages. and what
renarsti! Uter nropoic to Miake.Shoald they
''Tha Arizonan. of May 2 1st is at hand. It
devote s two and a half mortal column c to ths
discussion of tha important question of the
whereoDouta of a portion of ''Arizona City'1
and convinces itself that it clearly belongs to
Arizona. Well, let it belong who cares?,,
JL. A. biar.
California, or at least that portion of it known
as San Diego Couuty, cares '"muchly," and it
is not clear tag that other Southern counties
Los Angele3 included did not feel a sneak
ing disposition fo manipulate that portion of
Arizona city which the S J). Union claims
returned annually to tie treasury of its
county sorae$5000. O yei, Mr. Star, San Diego
cares, so does Los Angeled ; but the die ia
cast ageiast you
The Boston tourists brought with thsio to
San Francisco a bottle of water from tho har
bor of the "Hub" to pour into tho harbor of
San Francisco. Those "Hubites" have pecu
liar nations regarding men aud things an d
not peculiar only, but absurd, child ih and
and supcrliticns. A contemporary thinks that
the absurdity unaer consideration was brought
about at the sugzestioa of some victim of the
bottle; we cannot vouch for the troth of its
statement, but will give as our opinion that n
respectable boitlo has been made ihe victim
or an absurd sugestion.
A San Francisco despatch to the Los Ange
les Star dated June 6 th says that tho "Orizaba
Sailed yesterday with a large mining party;
who were armed with Llenry rifles. They arc
bound for the naw Arizona mines via San
Diego. The Orizaba ha3 on board 400 tons of
The San Dieo Union pays the following
complimentto our postal Agent, M. H. Dawley
Esq., who arrived here at the latter part of
last week. Mr. Dawly has long been a frontier
man and, with Governor Safford, was a pioneer
of Nevada :
On Tuesday night last John H. Dawly, Esq.,
the new mail agent for Arizona left San Diego
for Fort Yuma, Arizona City and Tucson.
Mr, Dawly arrived, on the last steamer aud
made a very brief stny with us. We regret
that he could not have remained ''with us
alwa" We congratulate our friends in Ari
zona, however, upon having in their midst so
genial, courteous;" intelligent and active a gen.
tlemau. And wo feel assured that whatever
can bo done for their interests in th mail line,
will be. He intends to acquaint himself with
all your wants, Arizonians, and then endeavor
to remedy the evil3 which you now have to
SEALED PROPOSALS, wiL-a-at
quintuplicate, will be roc :w
until Thursday, tho 30th day i; . ,-. j
o'clock noon, for farnishinir thj u
partmcnt with Plour and Ueans . .
iij tha coautry can afford, ;a ac
Flocp. I i
At Tucson Depot or ) , ,
Camp Crittenden J-1 - - :
C.iinp Grant, G'.''0i '
Camp McDowell 7o,'Hj- v.
Tha Elour to he put up ia 1 '
good, new, strong materia! ; tao i i
of oloso texture, of the taao ;
on o and placed withiu the i;:':. - :
filled. Tho outer ojio to bo of
material ; each doubie sack to c. j
ceed seventy-iiro pounds net.
The Beans to bo put up in ', r
single sacks, each to contain nut t..
2vo pounds, Det.
The stores for Tucson or Ca:r.v "
ba delivered at eiifaer place in v. i ,r
a3 tho governiuent may eleet, ai . 'a
in euoh qiihntities as the Depot Or ;
sou niav designate; those lor L.
JIcDowell to ta delivered .t oao u
when required by tho post s. .
place cf delivery ; and tho ani-ruur . "
at atij- post may ho cither incrc .c i
iU the piojiuru of the govemu-.'i-t
ucinijrjf noovo ecaieu; uise i.,.
tie couiraetor of such rey..;. .
All the sUres to bo delivered at i..a e;
tho L'ontr-itor ami to bo inject ?,I r 4
oy a Board of ofiioers to be a:-jw.U
nsuiiding oiiieorof the post when' t'ua'
refiiivu.i tha r&rvivu-i t rrtrntiiie. vtt t. .
oor of iho Board.
CTt.. ...., 1 . . ...
uuuu u uuy post oe auanuoncu an j t'"
so notified, 1.0 ttores for such pot tt . .
Bidders will state their prico for c: "
the pound in U. S. gold coin ; ar. l v m
spor.sibdity of the bidder is m,t fher
torily made known at this office, n. ..I.,
aeeoaipanied by a guarantee of at ;. .-!
sons (whose reiponsibility must be .t..
a clerk of a court of Becor) that tjo 1
competent to enrry out the cuntracf. if .
him; and that lie will give tiib . t .
therefor; and each bidder wi.i ttaic -residence
and post-office address.
Saparatc bids will bo ma..6 for rac'i : '
bids for Tucson or Camp Criiten-ca
together, the price at each of tiijsa t .- -es
Each bid mast bo nceompn nio J by asi -
eaca article sucii as tne bidder is piqure.
Head Quarter.-! for award, and "1 c
win 00 men sui'joct 10 me approve ui -partmont
and Division commanders.
i no rigbt 13 reserved to reject any ma
Bids for the above named stores will al
coived by Bvt. Brig. Geri. Jl. P. as.'.
C. S., Department of California, at ou I
up to the same day and hour as at ui -
iTODOialS to bo enrinrsp.d ' "Hroposa s
ana iicans ' and these to bo ope..ea ue."
addressod to tha undersigned.
Bvt. Lt. Col.iA.Q -a
A LL persons are warned azainst t'f'-'f". -
fi.th 0 property of the MOWitY SirV-"4.
Work will boresumea on an extonsirecj '-
a3 proper arrangemnts can be niatio, aa -..
dition oftho country will justify it. f'r1'..
has been placed in the hands of the iI-t-V
ties of the United States, by or-ior
Grant. IL S. A. Commander-in-chief at t- -
of the undersigned. All just andlog...-
against the Company willbo settled npa''-" -of
work. The undersigned relic3 up c-3 .
in Arizona to so that the spirit of un
earned out. ,T-,r-"f.
Hov?ry Silver Misi'S'
2fov Tork, 0tet4, '67-