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Vol. 1.
No. 20.
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addressed to The Arizonian, Tubac, Arizona.
Convention in Tucson.
Pursuant to public notice, the citizens of Tuc
son and vicinity met in convention on the 3d of
July, 1859. for the purpose of nominating a del
egate to represent the interests of the Territory
in the next Congress, and of hearing our late
delegate, as to the reasons why Congress had
neglected and refused to give us a territorial
The meeting was called to order by G. W.
Oury, Esq., and upon motion, Col. John Walker
was unanimously elected President, and J. How
ard Wells was chosen Secretary.
The President, upon takiiig the chair, re
turned his thanks for the honor conferred upon
him, and explained the objects of the meeting
in a few appropriate remarks, arid introduced
to the convention our late delegate, the Hon.
Sylvester Mo wry, who made a brief address;
Upon motion of Ool.- Palatine Robinson, a
committee was appointed to draft resolutions
expressive of the1 sense of the convention1, who
reported the following resolutions, which, were,
unanimously adopted oy the convention. :
Whereas, a Convention of the People qf the
eastern portion of Arizona, duly organized, have
nominated a delegate' to Congress, and appoin
ted the 1st day of September next as the day of
election : and, whereas, the said convention
have adopted resolutions expressive of the sense
of the people of that section of the territory
Be it resolved by the people of Tucsoh and
vicinity 1st That wo cordially join with our
citizens of the Rio Grande in their movement
to obtain a territorial organization for Arizona,
and the protection of the laws of the U. States,
of which we have so long been deprived.
2d. That we endorse with entire unanimity
the course of our delegate to Cpngres's, the Hon.
Sylvester Mowry; 'and having full confidence
in h't3 energy and ability, and his knowledge of
the'territory and its necessities, we cordially
ratify his nomination as delegate to Congress
from Arizona, and will give him our united
3d. Resolved, That we will ' take no part in
the territorial election for New Mexico.
4th. Resolved, That the course of the "Ari
zonian " in opposing the organization by the
Congress of the United States of the territory
of Arizona, is in direct opposition to the opin
ions and wishes of this community, and richly
deserves the execrations of nil persons' desiring
trie good and welfare oft'ie country; thut it is
totally inconsistent with its previous course, and
solely dictated by the failure of its proprietors
to make the people of the territory subservient
to their wishes.
5th. Resolved, That the proceedings of this
meeting be signed by the Secretary and Presi
dent of the meeting, and published in the San
Francisco Herald, the New York Herald, the
St, Louis Republican, the Arizonian, and Con
stitution. Upon motion, the thanks of the convention
were returned to Col. John Walker for the able
manner with which ho" had presided over the
t Upon motion, the convention adjourned sine
die. John' Walker, President.
J. Howard Wells, Secretary.
Camels on an Alabama Plantation, The
Selma (Alabama) Sentinel or the 20th ultimo
says: "The came.ls, purchased by Mr. Woolsey,
from Capt, Mychado lust week, aeom to nnswnr
many useful purposes. Tho other day oho of
ine ammais wuu nuer, orougnt twelve bushels
of shelled corn to town to mill. So one camel,
in milling alone, will answer the purposes of a
wagon and two mules, and will travpl over tho
ground tour times as quick as the mules. Wo
understand that they havo been tried in tho
plough.and answer the purpose admirably, be
ing docile, and easily managed."
'wrii hii
r Slander makes, many men enemies
. From the Now York Journal of Commerce.
Another Destructive Weapon.
The, largo quantity of fire-arms and gun
making machinery already furnished to Eng
land from American workshops, proves to haYe
been but the precursor of more extended orderV
Hitherto our mechanics have restricted their
efforts more particularly to the manufacture of
small arms, in which their skill has been amply
acknowledged ; but now, we hear casually oftt
couple of monster rifle guns, which have been
in course of preparation by the well known ma
nufacturers of Chicopee.. Mass the " Ames
Manufacturing Company" and that tho re
sults of a preliminary trial, are of an oxtaord)-
nary character. One of these guns is intended
for the United States government; the othlr
will be taken ont in-the Russian frigate GonerM-
Admiral, for presentatipn to the, CJar of all thff
m ? i r j i m iifl.'
ivussiana. a lew nays since, upt. unesiaivonr
the future commander of the, new steamer, heartd
of the perfbrmances of the new gun, and, with
characteristic zeal, at once determined to ob
tain a duplicate in behalf ot his sovereigu. 'V
In several respects, the, Run here referred to:
conforms to the descrintion recentlv eriven m.'
English papers of the celebrated "Armstrong?"'
gun. ii, iias a nneu oore, oi a uiamecer capa
ble of receiving a four wound ball, but the misP
sile here employed is so elongated that tfij
weight of meta,! is increased to thirteen pounds..'
The rear section, 'or base, is cdmposed of lead;
presenting a concave siirfaco to the cartridge
witll tlio v'lova nf ta Uain h dnmV Tnf n tha rrvniM.VcH
by the expansion of the powder behind it, thug
preventing los3 qf explosive power by windage!
A prominent object in the experiments madeA
s to ascertain the effect ot increasing the)
number of grooves. Tha remarkable accurecr,
finally obtaiped is shown by the fact that threej;
Warlike Scones.
A correspondent of the New York Evening
Post thus describes a view of a position of the
French forces :
I have to acquaint you with our leaving Turin
(not deeming it prudent to expose the ladies in
such in such immediate proximity of tho con
test) at 9, p. m., on Monday, for the city, where
we arrived safely at 10, p. m., yesterday. Leav
ing Turin, we took the cars for Susa, at the
foot of the Alps, which usually occupies about
two hours; but being delayed by meeting long
trains of cars filled with French soldiers, we did
not arrive till 12, midnight
At Susa a sublime scene awaited us. Imme
diately the large open space in the rear of the
depot, 15,000 of the French army arrived dur
ing the evening, some actively preparing to take
(as many as could) the cars. A wilder midnight
scene can hardly be imagined. Camp-fires, with
their dark line of smoke, throwing their lurid
lights upon the immense hosts ; the sound
ing of bugles, the hurrying to and fro of offi
cers, columns marching, was a scene long to be
remembered. For two hours we were in the
midst of all this, occupying in common with of
ficers and spldiei'3, the cafe attached to the de
pot, from the door ofwhich we looked out upon
jHhe army, occupying even to the spot where we
stood, and by which they marched to the cars,
sixty -five of which, drown by three engines, took
their departure while we waited.
It is strange what a perfect scno of security
was felt surrounded by these regiments ofsol
diers. They were under the most perfect disci
pline. Not auvord was uttered that could offend
"the most susceptible. The officers were ex
tremely polite even amidst all the stern duties
devolving upon therii under such circumstances,
balls were thrown through the same jdo of, our party without a
with only a trifling variation, at the distance of
half a mile. The target was placed on the
slope of a hill, while these experiments were in
progress,, with the (Supposition that the resist
ance offered by the target would prevqnt, the
ball going much beyond, but a messenger
brought word that damage was being done two
miles further off; Balls were then fired so that
they -struck into the earth a comparatively short
distance from the target,, aqd on being dug out
were found shattered by the concussion.
We learn from Mr. E. V. Haughwout, agent for
the Ames manufacturing company, that orders
were brought outiby the last steamer from liitig
land, for the immediate construction of large
quantities of machinery for the manufacture of
the most approved American fire arms, and that
.the same have beeu put in hand for execution,
both at Chicopee and other large works, offer
ing the needy facilities.- The agents of the Bri
tish government bearing these orders,.also bring
a largo instalment of" sterling gold, and are un
restricted as to tho amount of work to be done.
The American machinery already in England is
worked up to its fullest capacity, turning out
several thousand guns per month, under the di
rection ot worktrinn from" the shops of Chicopee.
' We understand that a public trial of the new
rifled cannon will soon be made at Governor's
Island, under military supervision. ,
The United, States government armories, both
at Springfield and Harper's Ferry, are manu
facturing the rifled musket for the U. S. army.
This weapon, in destructiveness, will .compare
with the Minnie rifle, or anything else in use.
About 13,000 of these muskets will be made at
Springfield in the course of the present year; at
both places, something like 20,000.
Red Sea Cable contemplated the Suez
Canal commenced. By the overland telegram
it appears that the ''Red Sea cable has been laid
from Adn to Cawier, which is within about 300
miles of Suez. The completion of that branch
of the undertaking may, therefore', bo expected
almost immediately. The following relates, to
the Suez canal: "Suez Canal Office, )
Mark Lane, May 13. J
"Sir: I beg to inform you that the digging
of the fsjhmus of Suez canal commenced on
the 25th ot last month, and the, first sod was
turned by M. Ferdinand de Lesseps, in tho pre
sence of the contractor of the works, a large
staff of engineers and native workmen, assem
bled at the point determined on for tho outlet
of the canal in the Mediterranean, the construc
tion of jetties, and tho harbor of Port Said.
" I have the honor to be, sir, your very hum-
blo servant
Two companies of artillery belonging to the
U, S. A.( have beeu disbanded.
polite salutation. They, with' their men, were
in niga spirits, ana, aunougn navng enaurea a
march of 33 miles across Mount Cenis since 4,
p. M., appeared fired with high enthusiasm for
the fight. At 2, p. m., we took the dilhgence,
six in our party, Major Frr.nklyn, of the Indian
army, of whom I have in a former letter spoken,
being the sixth. Wo commenced the ascent
with eighteen mules attached to the dilligence,
the night very dark, with dense clouds and
rolling thunder.
At 5, a. M., we were well towards the summit,
in the midst of a heavy snow storm, the moun
tain being entirely covered with it. At 6, a. m.,
we met the advance guard of tho French, and
soon the main bodv were in sight, the columns
marching at ease (that is, each man allowed to
march and carry his musket in the easiest way
to him.) Before we arrived at the foot of the
mountain, wo had passed through over 20,000
soldiers of the Empire. For two hours they
were marching through a pelting snow storm.
Was it not an inspiring sight, then, in the Pass
of the Alps to encounter the French legions,
fired with zeal, with their eagles at their heads,
anxious again to meet their old enemy of the
fields of Marengo and Lodi?
What a strange circumstance that we should
have been permitted to witness the sublime
sight. We were passing through their columns
constantly for six hours. The world has never
seen such rapidity of movement as Jias been
exhibited by Napoleon, in bringing on the field
of action his legions occupying in their tran
sit the sea, the passes of the Maritime Alps, and
pass of Mount Cenis. The resources of the
Empire are seen in such movements, and the
enthusiasm and devotion of the army to the
Emperor cannot be mistaken in their oivas for
the empire and Emperor, constantly uttered by
the advancing army
Louis Napoleon and tub Press. It has
beep announced in Paris that not a single
newspaper correspondent will bo permitted to
enter the allied camps. By exception, M. Em
ile Augier, member of the French Academy,
has obtained the permission to join the person
nel of the Prince Napoleo but not by any
means in the capacity of a journalist. A letter
from Paris says:
"The Emperor will take with him, to bo
placed under the charge of Marshal Valiant, a
printing service from, tho government office,
which will furnish tho bulletins it is deemed
proper to give to tho public. If the manner in
which news has been served up to the present
time is to be taken as a criterion for the future,
the Austrians will know but little by way of
Pans or London of what is going on in tho
French and Sardinian camps, i
Movements oj the French Arm?. The Mo
niteur, a leading French journal, of lot of June,
A dispatch from the French Emperor received
at the Tuelleries, announced that at five o'clock
in the morning the whole French army, one
hundred and forty thousand men, headed by the
Emperor as commander-in-chief, in the center,
Baragay D'Hillers on the right wing, and Mac
mahon on the left, was to make a most deter
mined effort to cross the Po near Placenza.
The day was passed in the greatest and most
natural anxiety at the ditierent Ministenes. and
anxiety reflected on the Bourse in spite of tho
determined efforts to keep the suspense a pro-
lound secret, and atiecttng the tunds without
any apparent reason, excepting to the initiated.
At ten o'clock at night another dispatch arrived,
containing tew words not indicative ot success,
viz : " The cannon are still roaring, and nothing
yet is done. The enemy has appeared in such
tremendous force on the opposite bank that ev
ery effort hitherto made to construct our brid
ges has been useless."
Jeffruson and Cuba. Said Thomas Jeffer
son: "I candidly confess, I ever looked on
Uuba as the most interesting addition which
could ever be made to our system of States.
The control which, with the Florida point, this
island would give us over the Gulf of Mexico,
and the isthmuses bordering on it, as well as
those whose waters flow into it, would fill up
the measure of our political being."
We commend the above plank of the great
President's platform to the favorable notice of
that pajrty which boasts of Jefferson as its mo
del and original the party whose "mission"
is a return to the government of our " forefath
ers " the party which claims the sage of Mon
tecell&and the hero of tho Hermitage as its po
litical li'neestry. -To be consistent with 'riwip
assumptions, we expect to eee the above " can
did confession" endorsed by the next Stato
convention of the Republican party of Illinois.
It can do nothing less to convey to the people
an earnest of its professed admiration and adop
tion of true " Jeffersouian doctrine." If it can
stride across the abyss which separates the De
mocracy of Jefferson from the Republicanism of
day, we may well have hope for the rich man in
hell, who beheld Lazarus afar off across the
great gulf, in the bosom of the patriarch Abra
ham. Qliincy Herald.
A Destructive and Effective Weapon.--The
telegraph briefly announces that Captain
Dahlgreen (of the Ordnance Department of the
Navy, and inventor of the celebrated gun bear
ing his name,) has reported in favor of adopting
the Joslyn breech-lading gun into the naval,
service. The following is an extract from Capt.
Dahlgreen's report:
Ordnance.Office of U. S. Navy Yard, )
Washington, June 1; 1859. j
Capt. Ingraham, Chief of Bureau of Ordnance-
and Hydrography:
Sir: Conformably to your order, I have ex
amined and tested the breech-loading arm of
Mr. B. F. Joslyn, as follows:
May 30 Begun at 11J o'clock, and by 3, p. m. '
fired 48-i rounds continuously, and stopping
when the gun became excessively hot; Carbine
easy on the shoulder; service caps; firing stea
dily. At 313 rounds, fired 50 rounds in 12
minutes. At 472 rounds, fired 1 rounds in 1
minute then 5 rounds with loose powder and
balls; making a total of 484 rounds. The car
bine was then put into the office, without remo
ving any of tho foulness from firing. Tho re
cess of the stock which receives the closing le
ver, was very foul with residium, but without
the least influence on the movement or escapo
externally. The mechanism worked smoothly
Tho next day the 31st the piece. all soiled
and uncleaned from the previous day's firing,
was fired 16 rounds, chiefly with loose powder
and ball making 500 rounds in all. The small
rings of tho breech-plugs aud the rest of the
parts in perfect order.
This style of gun, therefore, commends itself
to the tests of the service. The only objection
is the shortness of barrel.
John A. DahlqrbeNj &c, &C
The Rifled Cannon. Tho now rifled French
cannon made their debut in a smart encounter
at Valenza, where an Austrian corns, keeping
out of artillery range, as they thought, were ut
terly confounded by a volley sent bang into
the midst of them, from a distance of aevoa
thousand metres, disraouuting their gunSf and
i earning immeme destruction of men.

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