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TOMBSTONE, AEIZONA, NOVEMBER 5, 1887.
THE EIGHT RING.
MILES ON THE INDIAN QUESTION.
Warm Endorsement of General Miles' Course by
On Wbe Thoroughly Understands the
"Conditon of' Affal.i.
Tombstone, A. T., Nov. 3!, 1887.
Editor Epitaph: Wmie in Si.
Louis lat spring, I buugiit a copy of the
Si Louis Republic n containing abetter
from Herbert Welcn, Secieury of the
InditnRhts Assoc ation of Pnilalel
p iia', and as I had been anxions for a
Ion,; time to ee in bonk form a tellable
statement of the ouirge perpetrated
against the people of At.z ina and New
Mexco for the last:',twtni)-ive ear,
for circulation in the Ea-trrn States, 1
suggested to W.kh that henmpluy his
time in writing ai.d lecturing in beh if ut
tne people of his own race in Arizona
and New M xico, and stop his miserable,
dirty, and vile nvsrepresentaiinns nf the
acts and polity of G n. Miles in his
management of (he Indians tn'ihis I'er
Tttory. Welch and his kind, I am sorry
t say, have heretofore had too much in
fluence -with theauihTiititsat'Va hlng
ton, in regard, to top Apache question in
thiiiouniy. If you endorse the senti
ments contained in the enclosed commu
nication and can find room for the same
In your next- issue of the EPITAPH, you
will gratify the underigmd.r Y ur
efforts to attract capital- id develop thr
mineral and agricultural " resources of
thi.' couiuy,iCOchlise,' if 'successlulwill
result in making the same the most p p
ulous and prosperous county in the Ter
ritory. Yours Truly, ,
. St. Louis, Ma,-April ad, 1887.
of the 37 h ul.., I find an article under
the head ng of "1 he Apaches 'I heir
Trestment at Fort Marion" MrHerbert
Welch Describes the Condition ot the
Captives." l'he Republican evidently
copied Welch's article from the New
York tYiouaj to gratify the "'Indian
Risjh s Aii iciatiiin," W.-lch being secre
tary there if, who aro' waiting their lym-pa-htes
nn a rice of ban Jit in Fl nda,
. the adult male portion of wh m (most of
them) are gjdty f the crime-i of nnirdei,
rape, highway 'robbery, an 1 other atroci-
Jiesjjiifit for pub teuton.
Wrl-h ha labored hard through a
column and a q urter -f the Rcuunhcan
to fas en odium on the present adminis
tration, for having removed a portion of
the Apache Indians to Fiord 1 to prevent
further depredations on their pan, that
method oeing the only'' p acticable one
to put an tff Ltual stop to the same.
It ' WouIU havti ' bYen heartless' 'a'rid
criminal on the part if ihe President and
bis Cabinet had they 'refused longer to
listen to (he app als off the people of
Anzona'and Ne'w"Mtx(c6 for protect! n
.against a race of barbarians who, for
-moie than twenty ears past, have been
permi ted by our G ivernment ticom
nut atrocities and barbtritles nn defense
less men, wo it n and children, so horrid,
cruel tand inhuman, as to? shock he
To answer Mr. Wejch properlv, Mr.
Editor, I must bcgjyoul .indulgence, and
of ."necessity "leiigtherMHis article by
quoting from his report.
" In an interesting fact," says Mr
Welcn, in his report npon their condi
ti n,"and one to which I desire to lay
the strongest possible empnasis, that of
the ninety men (Apaches), only thirty
have been gutl-y of any rtcent misdoing
(theie were with Gnou-iio on hllreccni
raid), while mo.t of 'the remainder were
etrul iyed in out army as regularlycom
missioned scout, etc."
Now, MrWelch, what about this idea
you are trying (to promulgate, "that of
the ninety men only1 thirty have been
jjuilty of any recerft Wsdoing?" Do
)uu mean to tsume the absurd position
that such felons as Chatto, who, it is
notoriously 'known in .New Mexico, led
the band of Apaches who murdered
Judge McComas and wife in 1883, .and
carried into' captivity 'their -little soh
Charlie, psjess, guilty than Ceronimo
and his band of murderers and robbers,
because that crime was not perpetrated
recently? By 'the, way,' as you seem to
be the friend and champion of Chatto,
could vou not in your next interview, find
out frorrrhim,? "in" a confidential way, you
know,1 what disposition was made of
that boy whether he was burnt or
quartered, or what was the method by
which your innocent friend di-posed of
him? If Charlie is,stlll alive among' his
captors and y.m "can' cHntrive 'to return
him to hts kindre.l in St. Louis, you can
realize more mon y than you "are now
making f. r your services in misrepre.
tenting Pr sir nt'Clevt land, 'his Cab
net, ard G-n Mil's, in the faithful dis
charge of their duties fn their flints to
protect the lives and property of the
people of Ar zona and New Mexico. r
Mr. Editor Wquld like to r,ive the
pleasure of a personaVeqmmtance with
Mr Herbert WeIenrtetSecreUry of the
"Indian Right-Assoclatiorrv', 'He is in
the employ of an association cotnoo-ed
doubtless. of-arliei ,and gentlemen of
whose kind and g nrrous sxmpathie (if
they endorte tie, views of iheir stcrei.ir )
revolt .t ihe tda o' the mild punishment
of imprl-nnment of the Arches for
high crimes and mi-dememirs. The
members of said associa i n reside in lo
calities far removed fr m Indian hostili
'ties, and if they should happen to hear
of the merciless butchery of .1 few fam
ilies now and then on ihe frontier, they
will at once charge the whi e man wiih
being the aggressor, and if ihe Pres deni
interferes in bertalf ol the while peop'e,
and orders the removal and imprison
ment of the felons inst aH of ordering
their prompt trial, and if found guilty,
their execution, as the people of Arizona
and New Mexico think he shonld have
done, there is a great howl set on foot
hrough the newspapers condemning the
President for his cruelty and liar h treat
mentof the Indians, and the pen, which
is "mightier than the sword,." is srt to
"fire the Northern heart" again-t the
policy of ihe President and his advisors,
which is to protect the Indians in their
rights and punish them for all acts of
lawlessnessand outrage uponoursetilers.
I must confess that the Secretary of
the Indian Rights Association has made
out as plaust ile a case as anyaer
could make in defense of a lot of crinii
na s, who, no one knows heitertrun him
self and myself, ought long ago to have
beenixecuied for their sav.iye ciimes.
I mean Gernnimo, Chatto and other
chiefs of the Apache tribe, and the mtn
under them; not the women nd children,
who were compelled 10 join ihem in iheir
murderous raid agtinst the whites Ed
ucate and Christianize them if you can,
but for God's s ike and the sake nf hu
mtthityvstop your sickening appeals for
sympathy in behalf of a race of breecK
clout assassins, rapists and robbers of
your own face, the adults of whom
scarcely ever did" an honest day's work
in their lives; their abject slaves, the
squaws, do all the work and drudgery.
On the assumption that the pecuniary
necessities of Mr. Welch have reluciinily
driven him into such work, and believing
him to be capable, from the ability he
has shown in his defence of an utterly
bad cause, which is reeking with rot,
filth and a total want of sympathy for
the outrages perpetrated against his own
race, 1 propose, for one, to , aid h:m in
procuring honorable and profitable em
ployment, and pull htm out of the mire
into which h has descended, 1 rovidtd,
however, that he will gutrantee his em
ployers in searching nf er and cotleiting
facts in regard to Indian outrages as
faithfully as he has done his work in mis
represtntin the motives of President
Cleveland and G n. M les.
The people of Ar z na and New
Mexico will contribute libtr lly to some
man capable of toll ciing and publish
ing, in book form, an accurate s'atement
of the men, women and children (nut
soldier;, but private citizen-), imbushed
and stealit ily murdered by Apaches
duri' g the last twenty-five years giving
the date of the killing and I c lity, nanus,
age and sex of the party, prr perty stoltn
and destroyed, as near as can be a-ce -tained,
and all facts pertaining to such
murders and robberies as iniht Be at
tainable at the present day.
To my mind, Mr Herbert Welch can
be recommended for such woik, provided
he can be persuaded to take f-r his
motto, "honesty is the best p Iicy," and
furnish correct and reliable statemenis
The book would probably contain
1,000 pages, or two volumes of 500 pages
each. Mr. Welch would be required to
embodyin his book the names of the
"widows and fatherless children whose
lives have been wrecked and futures
darkened by the murdering raids of these
fiends" (the Apaches), and being the con
fidential friend and admirer of the
Apaches incarcerated in Florida, he could
obtain from Geronimo, ChattH and othr
Indians there, a thrilling account of the
massacre of several hundred wiihin the
last few years, and by using some
strategy, such as making his friend
Chatto' believe 1f he could procure the
release and return of Charlie McComas
to St" Louis, if 'alive, and if not, "the
'manner of his taking off," that he would
try and procure his release and let him
return to the San Carlos reservation.
J Taking all these matters into consider
ation 1 have deliberately come to the
conclusion that if Mr. Welch will offer
'His services to the peoole of Arizona nd
New Mexico to write a book on the sub
ject of Indians massacres in Arizona and
New Mexico they would be accepted.
1 He (Mr. W.) would be required to
illustrate" with pictures' such blood
curdling reminiscences as the following
furnished in his correspondence to the
Emporia, (!.) Republican, by Mr.
Will Loomis, the highly accomplished
scholat and writer, who now holds (by
the election of last fall) the office of sud-
'erintendent "hf public iiistrurtmn in Grant
county, New -Mexico. This occuntd in
'the vicinity of Mr. L.'s eittle ranrh.
near Silver C ty he being an eye-wit-ness
to the horriul .- scene depicted afier
It occurred, I copy the following from
his letter: 'Let us consider just one
case, arfd'I will not overdraw jt. Just at
sfandown a family on a lonely ranrh hive
finished supper. The man is milking a
cow. A little boy of6 is "-playing with'
his sister of 9. The mother sits in the
house by the open door wth a babe on
her lap. She listens to its cooing'; she
pi tys with its chubby fist and she kisses
its fair brow. Behind a bunch of bushes
outside the corral, gropes a dusky form,
with its blankets closely drawn, -and it
peers through the bush, it sees the scene
as we h ive drawn it, and stealthily creeps
back over the brow of the hill. Then
comes a rush, a wild chorus of jells that
no human ear can hear without affright,
the crack of the rifle, the gleam of the
knife, the gurgle ot blood, the crash of a
skull and the crackling of blazing tim
bers. 'Morning comes and some passer-by
finds a man's body scalped and bloody,
a boy with body disii'embtrea1 with an
axe, a woman stabbed with a knife,
oreasts cut off, clothing gone, body
raviohed; a girl in the same condition as
her mother, a mangled babe and a heap
of smouldering ruins.
"This occurs over and over again. The
authorities know this and they read it
every day. What do they think? Do
they btlieve our Western papers he, or
are these little every-dav occurrences
beneath the notice Of the powers that
"A man who has seen these scenes, if
he be even the thousandth pari of a man,
can never recail them 10 memory without
feeling his blood boil and his soul cry
out : How lo.ig shall this be endureo? '
Mr. Herbert Welch and the Indian
Rights Association, how do you like the
picture? If Mr. W. is inc.ined to act on
my suggestion, he c in fill his bonk with
the recital of hundreds nf such cases.
He could style the author, H ruert Welch
late secretary of the Indian RightsAsso
ciation. Mr. Editor, I will conclude this long
article by copying the reply of Gen.
Miles to Secretary Endicott for his de
mand to know the reasons why he de
sired the removal of the Apaches fiom
Arizona to Florida:
"You ask me why I desire the removal
ol the Apaches from the 'lenitory. I
will tell you in at few words as possible,
I ask it in the name of the Territory,
whose prospects and progress have been
blasted and retarded by fiendish cruelties
of these Indians I ask it 111 the name and
in ihe behalf of the widows and the
fatherless children whose lives have been
wrecked and future darkened by the
murdering raids of these hends. 1
ask it in the name ol the thous
ands of lives which have been offered up
as a sacrifice to the reservation system.
Finally, I ask it in the name of civiliza
tion, which can never make an advance
ir this territory so long as these Indians
ate allowed to periodically terrorize the
Gen. Miles is the first of all our generals
who f tvored the only practicable plan of
de .ling with this Indian question, that, of
thiir rtinoval from the Territory of Ari
zona, and he has received and is entitled
10 ihe gratitude of all the people, ot Ari
zona and New Mexico, for his waim
h arted and generous sympathy in -their
oehaif. A. G Kimbell
MR. BULLO K T..INKS HE WASSLD.
Fnderuk A. I rule, of Arizona, while
stopping at the Gilsey House last ,ul,
0 jt lined a loan of $10,000 from Tnouias
S. Bullock, giving his note for $5,000,
and, as collateral for the balance ot ihe
loan, 48,000 shares in the United Verde
Copper Company. Some time after,
Tritle induced Mr. Bttllocck to surren
der the collateral and to take for the
debt 10,000 shares in the Arizana Invest
ment and Development Company. Bui-
1 ck has heard that the Development
Company is a myth, and in a suit 10 re
cover his money, his obtatntd from
Judge Donahue of the S ipreme Court,
an attachment against Tritle's property
in this State. , ,
The United Verde Copper Company
has also obtained an attachment against
Tritle's property in a suit to recover
$8,500 for failure to carry out his promise
to pay for coke to be used in smelting
operations. New York Herald.
SALT RIVER VALLEY.
There are now under cultivation in the
Salt Rtver valley and its' immediate
vicinity, more than 50,000 acre's, and the
area is being enlarged with astonishing
rapidity. So easy of cultivation is most
of the land in this valley, tnat it is no
uncommon thing for it to be cleared of
the little brush it bears, and with noth
ing but the ordinary cultivator run once
over it, and sowed to sortie kind of grass,
and in three or four months ripen a good
crop without ever having been touched
with a plow. The character of the soil
is such, and is so exactly alike from the
surface to the depth of several feet, that
cuttings from raisin grapes are in many
cases put intohe groupd and make a
rapid growth without any preparation
but a single furrow in which to put them.
The description here given of the Salt
River valley is equally applicable to the
Gda a'nd other adjacent valleys of this
wnole central portion of the Territory.
Pacific Rural Press, r
The celebrated J. H. White butter can
be bought only at Wolcott's. This is
gilt edge. -4 "
Too many people labnr under the im
pression that the newspipers should be
par excellence whether they are patron
ized or nol. They expect to see the
paper crowded with news, yet lhey,4will
not contribute a farthing for its support.
Very often the remark is made: "I will
give you an ad." or a subscription to fielp
you along." New.--,) ipij- nvn are net ob
jects of charity and do no. I bor as such.
They give more than the value received
for all the business in ihe way of adver
tising they get. Those men who take
this charity view of the milter are W17
mindful of the fact that the advertising
columns of the newspaper are the index
of the prosperity of their town or cityi
A live paper, wi II filled with business
advertisement, is indicttive of the welt
fire of the town, and is the best repre
sentation that can be made. - They at-t
tract home seekers to a locality that
would otherwise never come. Capital
ists who are in search of land invest
ments are attracted by them. Of cpurse
all the .investments helD the newspaper
man, just as a sale of goods aids, the
business man, but at the same time it
benefits the one who advertises to, a
much greater extent than it does the
printer. Any town can nave ,a.gooa
paper if it receives proper tsupport.
ust so with a business establishment,
Advertising' has done more to enrich men
than anyth-.ng else in the world., A man
who fully understands what newspapers
are and what they do, never put in an
advertisement to help, the printer, but
does it tp help himself. It is a matter
of legitimate, business, and. not oneuof
charity. Encourage, the business inter
est o' the printer, as he encourages ihe
growth and -business interests , of .your
town, county and state, and a live, ener
getic and , newsy paper wiljlt follow.
Reno ,(Nev ) Journal.
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SKATING RINK) OPEN. '
The skating rink will, be open this
(Saturdax) afternoop and evening, and
will be o, enrd every evening during the
winter seann. BARON BROS.
Climax chewing tobacco only 50 cents
a pi lg at th Willows cgu store.
"1 tils powder nrver varies. A marvel
nf pmity, strength ind wholesomeness
More economical then the, ordinary kinds
and cannot be sold in cornpetion.with the
multitude of low test, short weight alum
r phosphate powders. Sold only in cans.
Roval Bakino PowutR Co., I06 Wall
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DR. E. C. DUNN,
PHYsinAN AND SURGEON. . OFFICE
on l'ifth street, between Fremont and
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Pu lie and Conveyancer, Office in Occi
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HENkY G. HOWE,
UNITED ST'TES DEPUTY MINERAL
burveyor. Tom'sstone. rtrlz ma Member
01 the American Institute of Mining Engineers.
Attention given to ihe care of mines lor non
resident owners andoiporaiion". f he best of
reference given. Correj, ondencs solicited.
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JUSTICE OF THE PECB,' OFFICE
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,Tombstone, A. T.
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w All Eastern oods,, purchased direct in the East, ac
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Among the thousand and. .one articles which fill this
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Of every description. Finest California canned goods. Eu
ropean and California dried fruit Table delicacies. . .Choice
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Clothing and Furnishing Goods
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Wines; Liquors and Cigars
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Of choice imported .and California brands " by the -cask, bet
tie or gallon,, .Fines, t American and -imported liquors.. High
grade cigars, "'tobaccos' and cigarettes. , . ' -
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Firclgn arid Domestic EnchanM
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Asay Metallurgical Laboratory
Office 3io Fremont Street,
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REAL ESTATE Bought, Sold and Rented.
COLLECTIONS Made. Taxes Paid, eta,
MONEY Loant Negotiated and Investments
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MlNES-Bought and Sold.'
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Boary ana Light Csatlnes of Iron and Bras
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