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Arizona citizen. [volume] (Tucson, Pima County, A.T. [i.e. Ariz.]) 1870-1880, April 20, 1872, Image 2

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Price per Year, $5 ; Six Months, $3
Saturday, - April SO, 1S72.
There is a large element of Mexi
can population in Arizona that in
tends to remain from choice. Of
many, this is the place of their na
tivity, and doubtless the continued had
government of Mexico has induced
numbers to come here and accumulate
property in such ways as identify their
best interests with Arizona. It is
against all reason to suppose these
people as a body sympathize with,
much less encourage, the works of
theft and murder carried on by ban
dits of their own or any other race.
Quite likely they have not put forth
their full force to prevent the lawless
acts of their own countrymen as a
matter of fact, they do not claim to
have done so for prudential reasons,
as they believe ; but there is ground
to hope they will fairly exert them
selves in this respect. If no overtures
are made by our own race to join in
harmonious action with them, it is not
likely they will press the matter upon
us. They, with too few exceptions, do
not read or speak our language; they
know but little of our purposes, and
in making an estimate of them, are
often misled by unwise denunciations
of themselves as a race, which should
have been cautiously applied to only
the guilty ones. It is a duty to dis
criminate and be sure that many hav
ing the best intentions to live honestly
and obey the laws, are not cursed with
those who deserve more than mere
curses. "Wo are really glad to know
this view of the matter is becoming
more general, as it is the one always
held by The Citizen.
During the present week a number
of the more influential and interested
Mexicans, in company with Samuel
Hughes, met with Governor Safford,
in his office, and freely considered the
subject, and without exception, they
are as desirous to have peace and se
curity on the border, and to have all
Sonora or other thieves and assassins
as promptly and effectually punished
as an equal number of good Ameri
cans can be. They declare such to be
their wish, and we believe it is. They
offer to join in any measure to effect a
stoppage of theft and murder, and
especially by citizens of Sonora who
commit such crimes here and flee to
Mexico and find protection. Governor
Safford represented that to secure good
government for all, all bad men with
out reference to their nationality must
be punished, and to the extent of his
power he promised that this should be
done ; that' on no other basis could the
people be safe and prosper. All bad
men must be convinced that due pun
ishment will surely follow their bad
deads ; that as the authorities of Mex
ico refuse to punish their own citizens
who rob and murder in Arizona and
ileo across the line, we must, in self
protection, join hands and remedy the
ovil ourselves. These propositions of
the Governor's were concurred in with
emphasis, and we believe heartily.
This interview will lead to others,
and each time the purposes of all will
be better understood and a common
effort to crush out these border bandits,
at lease to deter their operations in
Arizona, will soon bo made. As these
steps take more definite shape, we will
recite them. A report comes from
Salt Eiver that like harmony of feel
ing and purposes has there taken, root
and fast growing as it should.
The President has appointed Eben
Everett Postmaster, at Santa Fe, vice
A. P. Sullivan, and W. P. N. Amy,
Secretary of the Territory, vice Mr.
"Wetter. These changes hugely tickle
xne JNew Mexican.
April 13, the Apaches stole five
ot cattle from Styles and three
Mason near Plorence. The
Pinals make successful raids in that
neighborhood every few days.
In to-day's Citizen will bo found
reports of remarks made at Arizona
City by the Eeverend C. P. Smith and
Gen. O. 0. Howard on " the new
policy" regarding hostile Indians.
As these gentlemen were guests of Col.
J. G. C. Lee, and as he says he " has
been permitted to take and send " us
a copy thereof, we have a right to say
they are authentic and treat them ac
cordingly. All that the Rev. Smith says about
preventing fraud, peculation and
speculation; of compelling honesty
towards Indian and Government ; of
earnest efforts to lift the Indians into
civilization by the introduction of
schools conducted by teachers who
shall .instruct by precept and ex
ample ; of curing savages of barbar
ism ; or of any other ordinary or ex
traordinary measures to improve the
moral and physical condition of the
savages, meets with our emphatic ap
proval, and Mr. Smith may count on
us as a supporter of him and all
others in these good works ; but we
must call his attention to a fact which
the closest scrutiny of his remarks
fails to discover in his otherwise fine
programme, and a fact of some im
portance, too, in this connection, viz :
That there are some citizens in Ari
zona, whose lives and property are
supposed in law and common justice
to enter into all public considerations
of this business, for business it is,
whatever fine spun theorists may
term it. As a humble layman, not
presuming to possess those exalted ,
attributes of a divine teacher, but as
one having the nerve to utter some
truths which common sense mortals
think vitally affect themselves, and
governments generally recognize as
tolerable expressions, we would refer
the gentleman to the census reports,
if necessary, to show him that there
are about 10,000 people in Arizona in
addition to the Indians, and that any
moral sentiment, any public action,
any expenditure of public funds, or
even any consideration of the Apache
business which excludes them or ig
nores their existence, is not just the
acceptable thing. The graves by the
wayside on every public road in Ari
zona, the teamsters and farmers who
have been reduced to poverty by theft,
the fact that a majority of these
10,000 people are practically imprison
ed in villages and settlements, the
ruins of mail coaches and utter de
struction of mails, are each and all
proofs that our position will not be
ignored, and to make use of the
language of the goodMr. Smith, " any
" party, or administration, or Genera)
u in command, who attempts to resist
"it, will go down before it."
We pass by as merely incidental to
the great object in view, the dogmatic
way of tho reverend man; of some
old legends about Church and Stato ;
of having opinions on public affairs
without fear of being crushed out be
cause of them; of why the Pilgrim
Fathers settled in Massachusetts, and
some things they really .did after
wards, and proceed to noto briefly tho
remarks of one whoso piety, thought,
and purposo of action, are largo
enough to take toiling citizens into
the account wo are all trying to
square up.
As a whole, tho expressions of Gen
eral Howard are unexceptionable, and
we venture to say that the citizens of
Arizona as a body will heartily en
dorse them. They cover the whole
subject. They are good words and we
believe meant for practice as well as
public assemblages. They are not
those of a tyrant or bigot, and with
duo gratitude, wo rejoice that General
Howard is tho special agent on this
occasion, and not Rev. C. P. Smith,
albeit the latter may be so good a man
that the unrcjjencrated mind cannot
comprehend his pious sublimity. Gen
eral Howard is understood. He avoids
the pompous, self-sufficient style, and
says " let us take counsel together ; "
that while proposing complete justice
to the Indians, neither himself, nor
the President, nor tho Secretaries of
the Interior and War, mean "to leave
" the citizens of Arizona in .the terror
of robbery and murder by savages,
but to protect them." No special
aqjent of great or small, or of any
grade of pretentions, has ever before
made such just, manly or, as some
may prefer, Christian declarations
Directly and correctly, in the highest
moral sense, the General says :
It is not proposed to abandon use of
force it the Indians will not come under
such restraints as will insure the security
of white settlers, neither is it proposed to
give protection all on the Indian side!
Let us father these Tnilians nn reserva
tions and haye'force enough to keep them
and protect them there.
Now, let this be the platform for all
to act upon. Let Indians be as
strictly kept as protected on reserva
tions. Not a man in Arizona except
bad Indian agents and their strikers
will object to this plan, nor to any
amount of public money being rightly
expended for the Apaches' benefit.
General Howard, nor any other officer,
will lack " frontier " supporters ot his
own proposition fully practiced.
If canting hypocrites do single out
mero sentences of the General's re
marks, and say they represent a com
mon practice, instead of a single or very
rare occurrence not approved by one
frontiersman in a thousand, wo shall
not be surprised, for it is their business
to do just such things; but we are
convinced tho General referred to them
as reports which he doubted had any
Colonel Roger Jones, Inspector
of the Military Division of the Pacific,
is now in this Department on official
And other Ditches in Salt River
or on terms to suit purchasers.
Will give G, 12 and 18 months time.
The water from these ditches can be
taken to public lands unoccupied at tri
fling expense. Also, for sale on commis
sion, one ranch under cultivation, with
water right in the Swilling Canal. Terms
easy. Will give any information possible
by letter or otherwise.
. 11. A. HANCOCK
Phenix, April 12, 1872. ap20-tf
Assessor's Officii, U. S. Ikt. Rev.
:ona, V
1, 1872. )
District of Arizona
Pkescott, April 5th
required by Internal Revenue law,
Sec. IS), that appeals from the action of the
Assistant Assessors of this District, in re
gard to assessments on the annual list of
taxes lor lb r a, win uc received and deter
mined at my office inPrescott, during busi
ness hours each day, from the twentieth
day of April to the first day of May, 187J.
All appeals must be made in writing, spec
ifying the particular cause,matter,or thing,
respecting which a decision is desired
and statiug the error complained of. Com
munications sent by mail will receive
prompt attention.
ap20-2w Assessor, Dist. of Arizona.
Office Common Council, )
Tucson, A. T., April 15, 1872. j
T&TOTICE is hereby given, that
JLN on the 15th day of June next the Vil
lage Marshal will commence the collection
from all lot owners within the corporate
limits, their proportion of the expense in
curred in surveying and procuring the
title to the town-site from the United
States. Upon the payment of the tax, a
deed from the corporate authorities will be
given. It is expected that after this time
ly notice all occupants of lots will be pre
pared to pay for them on demand.
By order of the Common Council.
ap20-td Recorder.
Oficina del Consejo Comux, )
Tucson- A. T., Abril 15, 1S72. )
15 de Junio proximo, el Mariscal de
csta Villa comenzara ;i colectar de los
propictarios de terrenos dentro de los li
mites de csta corporacion la cuota corrcs
pondiente para pagar los gastos incurridos
para la agrimensura y para procurar del
Govicrno General el titulo al sitio de csta
villa. Cuando se j)ague dicha cuota el
Ayuntamicnto darn a cada propietario un
titulo a sus Terrenos. Se cspera que des
pues de haber visto cste aviso los que
ocupan talcs Terrenos se prcpararan para
pagar por sus titulos.
Por orden del Conscjo Coniun.
ap20-td Registrador.
two horses or miiles, nicely finished,
strongly built and suited for this climate
ami roads. Apply to
Camp Grant, or
Tucson, A. T.
- Camp Grant, A. T., April 10, 1872, tf..
WE take this method of respettullT7
announcing to our friends and JL
the citizens of Arizona in general,
that wehave just received,
and are now open
From Eastern Markets,
Also. a lull stock of
Mule and Horse Shoes,
And in fact everything
required for
Outfitting Freighters-
kUR STOCK Having been selected with
F.rrnfit. eare bv one of the firm, and with
sTH'mfil reference to this market, we arc
confident that we can sell our goods as
than any other House in the Territory.
Wc arc therefore certain that as to quality
and adaptability to the wants of the com
munity our stock is unsurpassed.
For these reasons wc respectfully solicit
share of the public patronage,.fceline
assured that our goods and prices -cannot
ail to give entire satisfaction.
S A Xi T .
Sealed proposals, in triplicate, arc--invited
until 12 m., Wednesday, May 15,
1872, when they will be opened, for the
delivery to the Subsistence Department in
Arizona, during the year July 1, 1872, to
June 30, 1S73, of the following quantities,
more or leis, of Flour, Beans and Salt, viz:
5 S 335 3 o
PC- 4 3 " 3 3 'O 3
o 1 ifTs.cs o s -1 1 a o t-i
- q r - s.Of,55"-':pi O
2-S rt : ? 01 : p o 1-3
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AW articles must be of the best quality
to be procured in the adjacent Territories,
or California ; and be securel' sacked
each sack to contain 100 pounds net
weight. Deliveries, in time and quanti
ties, upon call. Guarantee deposits
certified check, secured note of baud, or
cash in one fourth the amount ot the
bid, must accompany proposals. Prices
to be stated inU. S. Currency. Proposals
are invited for the whole or any parts of
the above. Samples to accompany each
The right is reserved to accept or reject
any bid-,. $ may be deemed best for the
interest 01 the United States.
Further particulars as to conditions,
forms of proposals, etc., may be learned
upon application to the Military Head
quarters Santa Fe, Ports Wiugatc, Seldcn,
or Bayard, X. M., San Francisco, Cal., or
at auy post in Arizona.
Envelopes shoud be endorsed PROPO
and be addressed to the undersigned.
By Order of the Department Com
mander: A. W. EVANS,
Major Third Cavalry.
Acting Chief Comy'sy of Subs.,
Department of Arizona
Headquarters Department of Arizona,
Office Act. Chief Com'v of Sub.,
ina30-0t Prescott, February 2, 1S72.
Office of the Chief Qcaktekjiastek, )
Dapaktment op Amzona. v
Pkescott, A. T. Jan. 30, 1S72. )
Scaled proposals in triplicate, with
a copy of this advertisement attached to
pnrni n' no. ronoivpfi nr. Tina mriw until
noon, May 15, 1872, at which time they
will be opened, for the delivering at the
lollowiHg named military posts, .during
the fiscal year commencing July 1, 187:1.
of good merchantable grain and hay in
quantities, more or less, as specified be
low, viz :
(Jorii orJSarley. May.
Fosts. Ibunds. Pomtds.
Yuma Depot 78o,ooo l,o44,ooo
Tucson Depot l,!2(52,ooo 2,ool,8oo
Camp ipachc 'J0U,ooo l,4.J2,ooo
Camp Bowie 4D5,ooo- 783,ooO
Camp Crittenden .... G(J,ooo 12U,ooo
Camp Grant 2,4oo,ooo 3,25o,ooo
Camp McDowell 0,006,000 0,000,000
Whipple Depot 1,000,000 l,4oo,ooo
Gamp Verde 000,000 000,000
Camp Date Creek.... 53o,'ooo 843,ooo
Camp Hualpai 080,000 !Mo,ooo
Camp Mohave 15S,ooo 2"J7,ooo
Camp Bcale's Spr'gs, (io,ooo 13o,ooo
Bids will be received for one or all of
the posts, or for a reasonable proportion of
the gram or nay required at either 01 them;
the grain to be delivered in sacks, and the
hay in stacks, either baled or loose.
Ihe price will be stated 111 United States-
Legal Tender notes.
Each bid must be accompanied by a
guarantee signed by two responsible per
sons, whose responsibility must be certi-
licd by an omcer of the U. b. Civil or .Mil
itary service, that in case the bid is ac
ceptedj the bidder will at onc'o execute a
contract with a satisfactory bond in one
fourth the amount of the contract.
Each proposal must also be accompan
ied by a satisfactory check or notes in the
amount of (l,ooo) one thousand dollars,
made payable to the U. S. J.sst. Treasurer,
San Francisco, Cal., to insure the validity
of the bid; to be returned to tuc propos
ers respectively, except in case of failure
to execute a contract by the bidder to
whom award may be made, in which'caec
it will be forfeited.
The right to reject any or all bids is re
served by the United States, and bidder
are requested to be present at the opening
of proposals.
Envelones should be endorsed "Pro
posals for Forage," and addressed to the
undersigned. .
Blank forms of proposals and mruicr
t.inn mav be obtained at this office-
ami of the Post Quartermasters at the
posts herein named.
liy order 01 me jjepuruii;"i. vum.u
dor. J. J. DANA, .
Chief Quartermaster Dept. of Arizona,
ftma4 Maj. and Qartcrmaster U.S.A.
and best Brands of Chewing and
Smoking Tobaccos to be had at
n04.tf Pioneer Cigar Store.
at., this office..

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