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itl WEEKLY ARIZONA??
APJtIL 29 ."..t 1871.
Tka custom off publishing a "Valedictory," to
mark the timo at which a newspaper ceases to ex
ist, or the period at which an editor sovcr his
coaseotiou with the journal over which he has
prasided, is so rigidly adhered to by the newspaper
fraternity that it would almost appear a breach of
courtesy, if no&of law, for an editor and publish
er to closi up his establishment as though it had
been a. "gin mill" or a "whisky shop'' without a
word, at parting, to those whom, for years, he has
sought to amuse and edify.
Holding this view of the mattor, then, and hav
ing reached appoint at whish I am fully prepared
to bid an affectionate adieu to journalism, at
TuMon, nought romains for mt but to conform to
oustom, by afow appropriate remarks under this
During tho two years that the Akszosak has
bcn under my chargo its career has becn ono
oontinusd strugglo against pending dissolution.
IU former lives, at intervals duringa term of eight
yaars, wore of a liko precarious character ; and it
has bean left forme to write its fourth valedictory
at the close of its mo3t brilliant career. Tfith
this number I ceasstthepublication pf tho Aaizox
$ AS) and fool thai I bid good-bye to an amusing
companion, if not to a friend.
Having taken a fearlesi sUnd in tho cause of
right and justico whenever a question of public
interest aroso, I could not, and did not at any
time, expect or receivo tho support of men who
struggle for personal aggrandizement alone ; but
tho support of all who study the interests af this
Territory and have sought to make it thoir home,
has been freely aocordod to me,
Whatever my luturo relations with Arizona, 1
shall always look back upon my past without a
tfngln regret because of any part I may have
taken' in its affairs. It is true that I have spoken
harshly of moa upon more than ono cccasym j but
never have I assailed the private character of any
man, unless when it happened to be inseparable
from his public acts, and ttieroforo justly and
without distinct malice.
Having, through tho course of a sojournment of
mora than fivo jtars in Arizona, eacouuteroi a few
of its dangers and many of its hir.iships, I be
lieve I am eatitlcd to fellowship with its nardy and
our"geou3 pioneers a bond wuioh will constitute
lhJ most highly-prized memanto that it will be
my lot to bear to other scones.
If through my esertions a single want or nc
oeisity of tho struggling pioiioor, who have so
bisvely btrivoa to build up a commonwealth in
.he taidatof a wilderness infested by savago foes,
has ben supplied, I am amply recompensed.
With a kindly fooling toward all, 1 return my
TRteful thanks to mauy who havo proven thein-
solves my earnest friends, and to all thorcadcrc of
tho Akizonak I bid a frioudiy adieu.
P. W, Doo.sbk.
THS REPORT OP TH3 INDIAN COMlfm
Wa are indebted to the Board of In(
A strung geniusbut uganius uotwithitaud
ing, is Robert Sinnicksoin of the Moonly Voice.
Hi3 "Mau-lroni Nation" theory, is one of thu
gijAHgest moral theorie ever propounded and
, at the Bamo time duty sustained by argumsnt
basad on Nuture's laws. It contends that
the elements of perpetual harmony in
a government, exist in mankind but not in
either sex, alone. A. proper admixture of
SAsaulineneas and feminity in the governing
power, through their mutually counteracting
influences must produce harmony. Like many
man before -him who dared to lay now and
xtragge theories before a paople not yet suf.
ficiently advanced to receive or understand
them, ilr. Sinnickson was compelled to fpend
a few months in a lunatic asylum. To the
o&reful reader, however, his writing would in
dicate a powerful intell-ct und reasoning ca
pacity rather than derangement, while the or
'dinary reader will pronounce him a lunatic
before having read a dozen lines.
If it were possible to be done, we would re
commend to the republican, courrntion to
mest at Santa Fa, to nominate Hon. R. C Mc
Cormick delegate from Arizona to reproaent
us in Congress. Las Cruces Borderer.
You can have the selfish, unprincipled cor
rupt little carpet-bagger, Borderer; and we
assure you beforehand that you will have a
filthy bargain. Yo do the people of this Ter
ritory an iujustice, though, whan you say that
he i their delegate in Congress. Perhaps you
jira not aw.ire that he was elected by the
Yuma ludians and squaws -acting under the
direction f their white chiefs at Arizona Gity.
Friend Eco de Sonora, when will yoa learn
totranilate ua correctly? We did not say that
"consul Willard has remitted" to the American
minister at the City of Mexico, the details of
the Mietion Camp murder; but we did say
that tht details of said murder ware forwarded
to :iid American minister by the authorities
' in Washington. Sabe ?
Commissioners for its compliments and aony
of its "Sfionnrf Annr.! P, . C2 F
wvvuv Muuum AIJUpUl l
This Report is a most, extraordinary
duction; and it matters not how grea
confidence in. tho institutions of this couti
or hqw infinite our reapest for the wisdon?
f Vl n c n a rtrtnin f ir3 I - 1 1 , .1
of lUseveral departments, wa cannot coneal
our candid belief that this report could n4er
hava ben sent forth by sariousjaud diaintsr
estsd men. That anything so supremely b
aurd, so wretchedly false, so barren of any .4-1
commendation destined tb forward its par-'
ported aim, should influence a single individ
tml occupying a high piace, much less the ac
tion of Congress, is a disgrace to t he age in
which ws live.
We speak, however, only with regard to the
recommendations set forth in the consideration
of Indian affair? in Arizona. Of these only
can we judgo from a persoua knowledge of
the facts, obtained through years of experience
here : but if these may be taken as a criterion
by which to draw conolasions with regard to
othors, then the entire work Is one grand bur-
lesquo. Wehera reproduce one recommenda
tion, and dear Arizouans remember .as you
read it that the same waB submitted, in a spirit
of apparent sincerity, first by the Hon. Sec'y
of the Board of Indian Commissioners, yclep
ed Vincent Colyor, to the the Department of
the Interior ; thence by Hon, C. Delano to the
President; thence by His Excellency Ulysses
to tho House of Representatives :
"Remembering tho great good which result
ed from the visit of Rd Cloud and other Siouc
chiefs to the East last year, and considering
the los of life and expense which the war with
the Apachos has cost, on the Tth of Januarj
tha S&cretaryof the Board addressed a letter to
th President, eubraitting to his cocsideration
the question whether it would not bo wieo and
economical to invite Cachise and other Apache
chiefs to visit Washington. Th'13 suggestion
received the approval of tha Honorable com
missioner of Indian Affairs and the Secretary
of tho Interior, and was by the President
promptly submitted to Congress."
A tissue of misrepresentation interwoven
with nonsense and ignorance, finds tho com
missioners at the end of their report, the first
clause of which concluding part is as follows:
"In conclusion the comtrissioners feel that
thogovernment and people of this country have
abundant evidenco of tha overruling goodness
of God in awakening a general public senti
ment in behalf of tho Indian, in averting a bor
der war, promoting peace, inspiring just legis
lation, and opening the way for educating,
civilising, and christianizing the Indians of
And now, we ask, in all sincerity, is not this
at least disgraceful: Colyor and bis associates
chanting thi3 trash, and making capital out of
tne blood ot tnrce nnnurecLpioneers annually
murdered by tha Apache Indians in Arizona
and Western New Mexico ?
" The overruling goodness of God in awaken
ing a general pnblic sentiment in favor of the
Indian !" Yea, believing in His goodness we
should expect to see Him hurl thee Vincent,
coldblooded hypocrite and virtual murderer
of a thousand men of thy race, to a doom com
mensurate with tho magnitude of thy infamy.
1.- Ill Hi,
The Borderer say? of the Indians recently
killed by the command under Captain Rus
sell : -
Not only .Tere this b.nd of murderers on
their way home for mora rations from tha gov-
ernmant, but carrying with thorn the trophies
of their successful rtid.
The tresses of a young and accomplished
lady, recently married, adsrned the filthy
trappings of one of these fiends in human
shape; clotted with gore from her beautiful
throat, while this incarnato fiend was exult
ingly tearing her head from her body. And
who was she? A daughter of soma poor and
illiterate and despist'd backweodiman? No,
the child or an army officer who was not long
since stationed in this Territory.
The child of one who is eiving his life to
serve the best government the world ever
saw, a government that refuses protection to
its own citizens, while at the same tima it or
der? its naval force to protect a nigger usurper,
and hold him in San Domingo.
The Miner pays us the following nice com-
ptiment, and everybody else says so too :
' Dooner's Atizonan is now a first-rate lit
tie sheet, and is stsadily training friends and
THAT LETTER. i
The Citizen of last week contains a letter
from Colonel Green, the officer in command
of Camp Apache, from which it wonld anraoar
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tnat mat gentleman is aiming at distinction as
as . noisy detractor, pursuant to his failure to
arrive at emfneuca through his diplomatic
talent or ma military tactics. For having ex
posed the infamous traffic which he has been
conducting with the Indians at his post he re
gards Arizona editors as "blackguards;" but
we will nav no attention to this.
sured by a gentleman who ought to know, that
the whisky at Camp Apache is a most deadly
drug ; common sense, toofwill lo.nl nn tn ilm
conclusion that th 'Waul Pp" whn vsriW tin
Idertako xv iv . ..t . ,
'public print, is either af fool or a madman
naturally, or from theidemorahzmg influence
I Wo hheved. and still believe, that Col.
?reen, in issuing arras and ammunition to the
Indians at Camp Apache, acted from lgnor
ince rather than from u desire to enable his
iidians tofdepredate successfully. Even tho'
l ha3 been pleased to state that "the people of
this Territory are either liars or d d scoun
drels and foolB," we do not think thatthe man
iB so base and wicked as to fraternize with the
Apache, against those whom it is his duty to
Protect and defend notwithstanding appear
ances to the contrary. He denies having au
thorized the issue of arms and ammunition to
the Indians, as represented ; the denial is use
less, absurd, void. We havo the affidavits of
several men to show that arms and ammuni
tion ware issued in large quantities so large,
in fact, thatthe receivers carried on, and for
aught we know still carry on, a profitable busi
ness in disposing of Colonel Greon's bounty to
all the avowedly hostile Indians ia the neigh
borhood. This, we have stated, has been at
tested by affidavit, and the names of two of the
'deponents ar Mariano Samanieg and Fran
cises Grijalbo. There are, we have ho doubt,
evan now in Tucson, half a dozen men who
can certify to this and much more. As to the
Colonsl's "views of Arizona' or his estimate
of the social value of "Arizona Editors," nei
ther is worthy of Much respect, if we may be
permitted to draw our conclusions from the
delicate (?) article to which he has affixed his
Unfore concluding this article we would ra
mark, for ths special benefit of the Colonel,
that it is an unwise coursa for a. military offi
cer to sheath' his sword, and take up an un
trained pen to make war upon tho citizens a
mon" whom ha lives. There is much respect
to be forfaited, and nothing save a full mea
sure of ridicule to be gained by such a course.
Wo have ever been disposed to do full jus
tice to the military in Arizona ; but our duty
sin .1 Journalist is imperative, and cannot suf
fer even a military outrage to go unnoticed.
The same felIow-fee!ing that influenced Me-
Cormick to introduce that Buffalo Bill in Con
gress, has worked upon his bovine nature so
strongly that, we understand, he now contem
plates, introducing another bill to providethat
no locomotive passing through the buttalo
country shall carry a cow-catcher. Nature
must cortainly have intended that man for a
iucsou has not, in many years, witnessed a
stagnation in business so complete as that now
existing- The resources ot the whole country
ars being gradually cut off by Indian hostil
ity and icorc3 who have heretofore found lu-
oratW emnlovmenBat euluvaungTariff in the
surrounding valleys, have either found their
crraves there, or abandoned the .territory.
To the few who remain we would say : cling
to your homes and watch well, a little while
longer ; the millennium is nearly at baud ;
the railroad must be constructed.
n 1 TT - IT
Tho following news from Prescott and vici
nity we received on Wednesday ia San Diego.
The correspondence from whichtwe clip was
written at Arizoua City under date of April
I regret to have to send you the had news of
the murder of Mr Edward Bowers, and woand
in of his wife, between Skull Valley and
pAscott. We have only the bare fact as yet;
Mr. Murphy, just down from Salt River, in
forms' ws also ot the murder of sis persona dur
ing the past eight day, on the road from here
to Tucson; two men and a woman near Salt
River, and the others on the road beyond Gila
Bend.' These horrors are becoming so fre
quent of late that a trip to Tucson is a matter
of serious consideration.
the Senato, over metres f0r J dht
of alleged outr., i o preTent-2
jhnust appear evident to every f a;r ?.tf?' lt
ra.in that .n:..,i: ... , .
1 uir UUIUH tinil nsM....
combined, constitute ti, anat'oisci
lican members, which has actuated thl
..uwauu or extern. r..
in previding what they ar8 pleased 1
"proper legislation" for the Sn&l
R :..js. ... . . 7-'-n am.,
-ufc yicjuuuja canuot exist in th n r
legislative body. No, and an x' T'Ti
cannot toll a lie-becanse he is, ac-ord
"Regulations," supposed to be a ta
acity. " Tr-
offoring a resolution instructing the Cjt
tee on Judiciary to report a lM ,
enable the President and tho Co v i
United States to execute tliH hi,, ,,
organized violenoA'and set.ur8 j0
t. - 1 X-
me riii 3 su guaruniceu loiliea' ,
tha initial step toward tfu- adj-jnor: , if,
famous iu h.iirx iJiH, which trnaijue,,
State sovereignty and 07errius
'ihen rs,ii!t the eridwur sWi-k i?
rendared iliis acti.it i,n:esi:irv . f.
casas or rooterv aisd a iitv: c.i"s
tending back perhaps three , . ,;..;iSf c.
hap thr8 yaars the reader inuir d-a;..
as dates are shrewdly suppressed, u4:C3 u
cuo case cited, whichtook placa inl'u j (A t
criminal calendar of New York city wii; t w
a state of things iufinitaly mors ttrrijie.) ,
this startling (?) evidence before u.ci u
the Senator sees the countrv stru-i a . .
clutch-of civil war; sees it, stridii;- o:j'
to anarchy, and finally to despotism. Hs s ,
tha rebel flag again flaunting in hit fece, ic
tha national banner rout into frajueau t
savage Southern men : it ?s evident that t
ees aright, ns five cases ot burder bavt
racoruedin four Statesidurin a ter;c u, .L't
But the speech f f Sena'or Bi.i-:, . athi I:b,
divested the Southern ditMctiititi c,l nil tisi
hk'eous poetry iu which thpy were dc'l; J
him of Oiiio. But conviction aras r.oi
by the rad.c!3; the flu Klnx B: 1 v.rii a 1
geno conclusion of the majority l llr. 1
quoted from the debates in Cong.-, v, wh
fourteenth amendment wao unJer . jt; . -
ion, to eIiow ihe eoiistiuetiun t.'aai 2
it by iis uuihor6and supjortcr?, auj hi -
t v,-a8 plainly laid down at tha un d.J. .
only iower of legislation nhich C. - rjt
under it was to prevsut ay vig, . .on cf
provisions under color cf State .sw. us
dangerous t.owcr, Rnich is now to L ana'a
bv Conirress. muT, and docuueis r.'i, t.e
crcised at somo futtuu day by tcus ether
party upon wealthy communities in tho Xortb.
The design now of this legislation was tocarry
out the design of that remorstiaxs set of
Bcounerels, tho carpet-baggers and thzirsideri
and abetters, and to continue General Grait
Notice ii hereby given that there will to u
eleotion held at the Court Uouj in the to"
tha 17th dav of 31J
A. D. 1871, for the election of Municipal OfiL ;
for tha village of Tuof on, A. X., to cieci m
lowing oflicera, to wit :
A Mayor, four Councilmcn, ono Martha',
Assessor, one Treasurer, ono Recorder, sua i
Iulls-t-opcir Tit -IV -ucit . M 'i aD(1
& o'clock, p. m.
SAMUEL HUQHi.S, im
JNO ANDERSON, mt.
Tucson, A. T., April 25, 1S1.
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NOTICE 1 On and after May ,
terva board in rit-eb,,
at the above-named Restaurant, at the ""'j
price of $10.00 per week, or 5 ' J P(8t l3t
served in the dining room. All maaJ
of the house will be charged at one BeSt.
The patronage of the p;Qr.
Anril 27 tf-
Deeds, Slortgages, wera f , t 0
rfrceuients drawn np. PU .al"".
inda of begal Pap I'rKeti ; -
Charge moderate. ie fa-lTiri'
Office: First door South 01
Tnwea, Mareh 4, lSi.
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