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PRESC0TT, ARIZONA, FRIDAY EVENING, JULY 20, 1877. ESTABLISHED 1864. cm m THE AKIZOXA MlXElt. FUDL1SHED EVERV FRIDAY. n y CHAS. W- BEACH, .Editor nnil Proprietor. The 5rit number of the WEEKLY MINER wnslssuedon JUith S. 1S64. and In thi. it. thirteenth year, it . :th truth. cU.m to b the oUe.t. and best newspaper (t the Territory. Subscription Ksitcs. ...S5.00 E Oa Cpy. One tear 3 00 MX MOniD , r, " Three Months 1.75 Jl'nc'e Copies 35 S15,00 fc Daily and Weekly, one year JVilvfrtisinc Kates. OneiuebrlSlinesoftHlsty Vrofr. wnal and bu,lescanl iered uponreana- h'lVr'.n.u eulimCu.uM.'y lot .Verition.a4vertIinc or ob worV may forwanl it by ss.aU. or otkerwi.e.at Lt7I Wr .V-ffi Ulfnat rmriHpafmtnterSub tertp'ion. aJrtrtisinndj mrl: TERVS. In a Jraef inwiriaMy. AGENTS FOKT11E .MIN15K. Has Fkascuco Cha?. W. Craxs. i'X Montromerv street. X.w TOUK - W. rERRH 301 North iid street. Ariz.ottu. Yfj(v jAJir. Aue-..-. Kiikexmikc Krnk WiL-irNia-sr. J Pirov niKtrriti.p. W. M. IUkhy :::-::::::::::r .... . (' II Vl-il t t T X. lit. I A - - v.... ...... TlOStNCI -JOM.OU.INfi" W" Trcao .. J R MAXrT.-w OFFICIAL DIRECTORY. TERKITOKIAL OFFICERS. Pcltgateto Congress Hiram S. Steven. GoYeraor Jbn I. Hyt, Secretary J. J. Otwper. Auditor 1 1. Clark. Treasurer T. J. Hurler. tfurtevor-Oenersl John Wiu-on. fapreme Judges, l.t Oit., Chief Jutie ...French. ' 2d " De Forest Porter. " 3d " C. A.Tw-eJ. ClerV Supreme Conrt Jootnh R j.tton. V. S I'tr ft Attoroev E. ti. P.nnmv. UetclStV-s Marshal W. V. . Stfto.iter. i D.piily M.trhal lt lit Wm.J h.-n. I Colewr Internal Kefue T ho. ' Reenter U. S. Land Office. I'rencott V Keliv. Florence . .Levi Kuccle RMitir M. L. Stile. Trcjfott Oeo. Lonat. TAVaTAI county Ol rlCKfW. Probate Judc Hartey TI. Corttrr. JkeriT Kt. K. Hiwer. I'nrter Sheriff Geo. K. Iinirrn ContT Kefrder Wra. Wilkern County Treanrer K. J. Cook Dlftnet Attomej Panl WeNr Clerk Uittrio Court Wm. Wilkerio. I A.S. Ila-kell. SarertUori Oid9 IJrooVe. ( tleo. W. Curlij. rntscoTT rRBCixcr. Jwtleef of the Teace: H. II. Cartter. C. F. Cate a.d D. Mitfh-ll. Cntb'. t J. K. Hurnett ond Fraak Murray. VILLAGE OF rRRSCOTT. Mror V.. J. Coek. ' U-J- Alter. W. Z Wihoa. Ceaneilaen Q Mlm aBj 1)an jIa,x. Vanhal I'"" Mo'ray A...r J I. MeaHr PRESCOTT POST OFFICE. ARRIVAL AND DEI'AKTCnE OF U. S. MAII. Jftm Califuraia, Kaitern Smte and South era Arixonn. F.VUKY OTHER DAY. f CaUfttraia, Enlrn State anl Sucthern Arizoaa, EVERY OTHER DAT. 0 0-0 0-30 m rn :a L,an:i ' ... ... Mondavi, I nur.lA ani aawnuyt. T Camp Vn!e. LittU 0lora,Ii al New Mexico, Tcetdayi, Frklayt and Sund.iji, 0-0 Tc Walnut GroTe and nmltbaic, oaee a week. Oltloohours 71-3 A. M. to 8 oololc V. M. Jleciitratloa eloe at 3 l t.. Ma:l day cbe at 10 A. I. OSee hour en Sundayf. ?t ooloeK to nt o clock A. M. Ho ameer order ittued or paid on unUay. T. W. OTIS. P. M. PrfooU, Apri' Snd, 1?TT. Tt.n'ir meetinc of thit Llce on tbelnt ' , Saturday t r """h month, at 7 o'c loe k V. t. , ioiiiT-inr brethren atv fraternally invited R.Wo attend. A. S HASKKLL, W. M. B Wx. X. KeI.LT. See retarr. Is Exam.nieC Committee T. S. ElTr. J. X. KODOlim; nd T J. Hitler. I 1. 0. 0. F., ARIZONA LODGE No. 1. ! Uesular Meetincn on Crt Had tbinl Sat- j Set-.nr.lvnfechmonlh.at Mawuic Hall. Mem fc-r-r? T.ted to attend. t.. J. iuto, ' M, T. HC.TEOtf. Recordine Secretary. AV. HOWAKD. pltACTlCAL. rnicscoTT. aki.ova. Tinrtlasi WatcbwoTK, tine aicnet ana i ,n jew-1 V. k n. I lMry, HEADQUARTERS FOE CIGABS, TOBACCO AND SMOKERS' ARTICLES. Be: brandt always on ka:d at ;. a. liinaows. MostezumaSt., wot of the Tiara. I'uescoit. A.T J . L . FISHER, REAL ESTATE AGENT. Inc. ilcer ant Commission Merchant. cox vjsYvxcin 1 1 HfcND EAHCIIEK OF KECOHDS. offic eWith the Probate Judge. B.?rt"n"ili MirtarVirrii ,whu-in.-. j Importer fc Wholesale A '.lb-mi .1. .fount from aboi - rale 1U b- mad- t j-er-.mhivKo derti.e larsr-ly by thv jr. haf Jr or ( IoiClllXU t. pT$L. , vanyottbe rount desirable buiMing lot, (1XC 1KP0HATED 16C4) F1K. "B 0 3SrX."2". tiAur H'lTTTllAl. ixsurasce -rourA.xr, &06 Cclifornla Street, San Fraucisco, Cal. Cask IiuU. Junn 1. 1R77 'll! -! IJLJ. LR LiUMltUrt " r 0,77 ) !rtil7rMMcnt r f . ... Mrm - " r o t 1; rniM 1IEXKY 15. iUUKKAi, Icnercl Agent for Arizona Aemtnry, ' Wk Or t jl side or toe i'taza aujwBi-j, "-v t rsWa t Co. . ttTjM rrsscv-tt, ArUcsa, Jane 23, lt. " YDIA COUNTY. dtrni'r .Vain J Yrif Stt., 3tM CaKrornta .Vrwr, Yljia, Arizona. San Piumibco Cal Kur.kNUi'RO, Akizona. JAMES M. BARNEY, Successor to the late firm of WM. B. HOOPER & CO Continues the Dullness la ARIZONA AND CALIFORNIA, JS AX S II I P P I X G A X D COMMISSION MERCHANT. Will carry a lull prime stoat or Provisions, Groceries Dry Goods, Clothing, Hoots, Shoes. Hardware, Drugs. & MINING MATERIALS, ' 1 Selected to exactly suit . Merchants, Ranchers, Station Keepers, Freighters, and Miners of Arizona and Mexico, Solicit orders for fl. an.1 innre atlfaetion : FOK WAKDS freight and merrbadie to anv part of tta WrM. iniirinc if de.red , Ittiyi. or tnaket advaaeen on all Arizona and Mexican produce. Tiie Sale of Ores aM Minerals a Specialty. Iluy5 aad Kichanse GOLD & SILVER 1JULL101Y. Gold Dust, Legal Tenders, U. S- Treasury Dmils. SOLDIERS' WABRANTS AND VOUCHERS' And Good Commercial Bills !rECIAL ORDERS ILL HE ATTENDED ET TUE SAN FRANCISCO BRANCH HOUSE. With promptitude and fidelity All Oder awl Coramiuloci thoubj be addros(sl to JAMES 51. BAKSEY, Ft-bnury 4. 1?T6. Yuroo. Arizoaa. IJ Store. GEOUGi: MART I IV, Waolesale and Ketall 1Z XL UGG1S T, Main Street, Ynma, Arizona.. llai in ture a full line oi JOispensiiif-T 3Ieclicines, PATES' T MEDICI.VES. DRUGS, PEUFU3IEUY. PAINTS, OILS, Toilet Soap, Tooth Brushes, Asd All Other Article" Utsklly Zept io Drag Store rT Prescription" rut ur witb creat care. jinliri from the ccuntrv olicitl. n Ith the anurance tjjat price, .tc ound atituctorr GEOKUE MARTIN. YUMA NEWS DEPOT. STATIONERY ami HOOKS. CUTLERY, FAyCV GOODS, n A -NmTP.S. xvar- jtwj, -' ' 1 JCtc, Etc.. 3Cto. JAMES A B EGG j - - Proprictoi. Main Street, Yuma, Arizona. frV7Aeencv fr the ARIZOXA MlXF.IL SALT RIVER FLOURING MILL, EAST PIKKNIX, A. T. I Xlji. ThLtrrll knon-n and mrular I'lourinr Mill ' -iti .inn m .m.l rummruc crmdinir i heat from the new crot, makio No. I Family Flour, A110UT MAY 15TH, And trill conjtan'ly have on band the bet homo rounn. facturej brand in the Territory, in quantities to suit pur chasers. A LIBERAL DISCOUNT TO THE TRADE. tjZr Orders folfclted. Cash Prices as Loav as (he Lowest. C. n. VEIL, rroprietor. Orders may be left with C T. Head .t Co.. or C Cor nell. I'recott, and wilt receive prompt attention. ai-ST-wti E. IRVINE. J- A. 15. UVINK VARIETY SYCXRJE. TIEN DA EAR AT A. On the Wcit Side of tho I'lar.a, PI1CENIX, - - - - ARIZONA. A General Assortment DRY GOODS, (JROCi:RIKS, JJoots and Shoes, Etc., Eor Sale Cheap. ; Drusfs iiiid. IHIcdicincs .1 SPECIALTY. E. IRVINE Si CO. UEMtY BUEUMAK, Landscape ant General Photograplier TUCSON, A. T., Keeps on band a larpe asiortment of Arixoea Views, Mouldings and Picture Frames. f&23-wim Bric!c for Sale. Arr'r to imysi-trj a r. cate. BUSINESS CARDS. LAWYEES, JOHN HOWARD, Attorney anil Counselor at l.av, Ofllce Soutli Montezuma Preacott S A.M U K I' II AMI LTON, Mineral Park, Mohtive County, Arizona. EltiSXC W. AKAU. UtASK. VI CTsKKK. ALV1N J. DKU.NKX. ARAM, McCUSKER & BRUNER, Attorney and Couii'selorsat Law, Puestott, Arizona. OSlce two dHr auutb of IVurt llue. i.l practice ii all the Courts PAUL .1. ROBERT, ATTOR3STET -A.T LAW, PKBSCOTT. A.T. North side of Otodwln Street, near Umnit. Speak Kreaeh aed Spdmsb. ajCtf. B. .1. WADE, Attorney and Counselor at EntV. Oi&oe with llarcrat" A Mofran, Cortex stretL Will practic In all Courts of the Territory. mhtS-tf THOMAS riTCH, Attorney Counselor at Law, Prescott, Arizona. Will Prnctlco In nil Court of the Territory. OflWe with the Histrnt Atrnei . Office Row. T. J. OKI' 31, Attorney and Counselor at Law, Prescott, Arizona. OKPICE-Son'h Me of Plaxa BEX.I A M I N 310RC A., ATTORNEY" 3L,-A."W, OiUre with J. P IlartrraTC, Esi..l PRlXXTr. YAVAPAI CO!" STY. AK17.0SA. Will l'r:irllc In all foiirt ol tlio Territory, l'articular attention ivoti to Mining liw. ukpi:iix Ti lios. .s. HKYii:spr.i.ir, San rrancisco: " P.. P. MORRIMIN, .iudK -Ith l)it. t ourt, " tiiomas nnuwN. Cashier Hunk California. PML WEBER. Attorney anil Conn' lor at Law, Prescctt, Aiizonn. ,J. P. II A Ui: RAVE, Attorney and Counselor at Law, Prescott, Arizona. OFFICE Kt ile of the Plaza. 31 CR IT 31ASTERSO.N. OHico Row, Prescott. JOHN a. ut.ii. to- wn.u, ZoUrj I'utlie RUSH & WELLS, ATTORNEY'S ATLAW, Prescott. Yavapai Comity, Arizona Will lrictly attend to ail ftri." biMine entrusted to them . (tut iai-.n r.ttirt.iil Ki-HlM IlllUP irrnuw. f tiH t V. ame l'!.i' ad Ue.,l-y aocuiavely prepared. Piwoir Lttentioe g:rn t r..lon..w. II. N. ALEXANDER, ATTOF'.vTEY -A.T LAW, "ama, Arizona Territory. Will raetiee in ail tb Courts f the Territory. It. .r.os C.WHU It. II Ilmrrnitf. District Jtt rney 1'tma Co. .Votary l'ubli;. IIEKEFOBI) 4i COODRICII, Attorneys i Counselors at Law, Tucson, Ariz na. Will practice in alt the Courts of the Territory. PHYSICIANS. OR. A. .1. Til mono, M.A., 31. D. M A.. Q .e.-n-s t mver.l.y. ) , M. !., Tr.nitv I nivers.tv i ' M R. C. Phv. and Sunr. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON Prcrott, Arizona. OmfE ami RIILM.E Jewell lliuKllDp. east of An ler A Rowc's 're. 1)11. WARREN E. DAY. SURGEON AND PHYSICIAN. OKFIi'K Montoxiitna Street, abore G.N.lwin, Precott. Can be conulte I at bis Ofi-w atall hours: dec'-M. .I.N.3IcCANI)LESS, MtrSICIVN" AND SUKGrF.ON'. East side of Moutezuraa Su bet. Gurley & Willis, 3 doors north of Head & Co.s E. T11EILE, 31. I)., Physician, Surgeon and Accoucheur PRKSCOTT. A. T. Offloe and resident' on Moutexuma Street, opj-osite the MlXKll Office. rpPriTaU entraoeo to consultation rooms, from the rear. dee-JOtf .1. L. COCSWELL, 3D E 1ST T I S T , Xi So. 230 Kearny St , SAN rit.VNClSCO. Pre.cntt. Mamh 2. wly. II. II. CARTTER, Prouate.Indge, Justice of the Peace And Conveyancer. County Buildinrj. BLAKE & CO., assa-ste:rs, Gol I Oast. Gold and Silver llullion and Ores of e-rerr de.eripii-. melted nr.d Ravel. All assays jruaranteeJ. OKUCK In "i. '..iinc urmerly occupied by A. Sz. N. M. Express Co., Presoott. W. C. (I ARRET, CIT"5T ESZI?3flESS3s:A3Sr. Raaidcncc Ucxt to C. V". B2achc. E. .1. BENNITT, C. E.. Deputy U. S. 3Iineral Surveyor County Surri-yor oT A'avapai County. Proscott, Arizona. All kinds ot elvii oncineerinp and surveying promptly attetxleil to. OSlce North of the Court House, on Cor es street. GEO. 31. WATERS, Millwright and Contractor, PRESCOTr, A. T. febSmC J. tiOLDWATER & BRO., WI10l.E!ALi: DEALERS, Forwarding and Commission Merchants, Ehrenberg. Arizona Territory. JAY CJ. KELLEY, ASS AVER, Prescott, Arizona Territory. MERCHANT TAB LOR , CHARLES NORTON. GraLlte Street, firit door south cf Ilathaway's. Cleaning ami Repairing Neatly Done and Carpets sewed and Fitted. Prescott, Arizona, Juno 18, 1877. T, OT2TO, One door North of Kelly ii StepLeas. BUSINESS CAHDS. J). HEM)ERSO. At CO., Commission Stock Brokers, 313 Montgomery St, - - San Francisco Ua.nneiit Xeruilu lllock. Stocks Sold llouclit, and Carried ou Margin, rjd Mourylunnnl oa stocks. i,pt' American Laundry. loutrziiiiia Street. Sliirts j,'lar.ol and jH)lMicd and dono up in flrht-cluss stylo. AImj, Washing dono at moit reaaonablo rsl05. rntronnpo solicited. Mostlamiw HK0W it IIRAX. POINT OF ROCKS LIME KILNS, A. S. Clonal, Proprietor. LIME always oi band iu any quaatles to suit the iraat purchasers. B. 11. WEAVER A trots Montezuma Street. PreseotV mr'.'tiyl E. A. FARGO A: CO., ixtroitTrns ami joiibers of BRANDIES, WINES AND LIOUORS, No. 316 Pro at street, corner of Commercial. SAX FRANCISCO. CAE. fblOinri O. K. STABLE, CAMP HOUSE AM West skle of Granite Creek. PRESCOTT. Stik Urlel, bought or oH. Barley. Cm umI Hay always on band. J. V. CI.AV, Proprietor. mf.'ltl LODGING HOUSE. I hare opened a Arst-olats Lod;i& Houie ou Cotex Street opposite OSce Row. Rooms, .... - 51.00 Single Beds. ----- .50 (lOTMKU VRFER Prorrietor PLAZA FEED AND SALE STABLE. Goodwin opr Opposite Street, 5- Plaza. PRESCOTT, - - -ARIZONA OTJDEON BROOKE. .Proprietor I). HLBSCHEELDT & CO-S., CELEIIRATEI) Pl'RE CONFECTIONERY. WHIC H rOK Parity and Superiority excels any manufactured on the Coast. We bare made arranceme.t with Ihese manufacturers, nheteby we are rnubied to offer all t their ci-l at SaS lKANCIro Pkici.s. Unit and examine samples. Orders from all raits of the Territory n)(eied. J. OOI.PWATER A nnOS., Acents. Corner Cortex and Goodwin streets. lrescott. A. T. J. W. CURTIS, Contractor and Builder, AND General Superintendent in Erecting BTJILIDHSTG-S. Plans ndereeiflcaiio drawn on reasonable terras. OFFICE In tbn-ar of Goo. W. Curtis' residence. IVeseott. July 1st . 1J-7?. tf LARO E. N E W, C03IPLETE VAGOK AND BLACKS rVIITH SHOPS, Gurley Street, Fronting on Granite, PrcMCott. Arizona. A kinds of HLieksuiith'nj, Wacon-maklnif and re pairinr done in rood style br f,bl5tf FRED O. I1REC1IT FAST FREIGHT and Passengers. The nndrntcned will lve Irecott on Sunday the 24th inst, adtherener male reu artn4 between Prs colt and Fhrer.lerir etery seventeen ds. I am pre jwred to take paencrrr and firit'ht at low rates, and hope, to lie remembere.t bv the merebftnts and riiltens of Prescott. Onlers left witb. Rones .V Sjwncer will receive prompt attentioii J. II DeCRKYlCOL'F.R. Prescott, Arizona. Jane ISth. 1?T7. daw-tf saloons, etc;. " CABINET," 3Ionteznma St.. - - Prescott. D. C. TIIORNE. CiihH Puiil lbi' Vnluabln SpooimeiiH. THE PARK BREWERY AND TELEGRAPH SALOON. LEVIN & BRATJW, : PROPRIETORS, MAIN STREET, TITSON, ARIZONA. Fine German I.unchrs, IreWoM Iger, Rest Liquors and Cigars. Reading Room attached BAR AND BILLIARD SALOON, Montezuma Street, Corner Gurley, Is the Largest and Best Saloon L XORTHEASTERX ARIZOXA. J. C. CRANK. Proprietor. "BIT SALOON. " Fine Liquor & Cigm Depot. Sold by Bottle, Quart orGaHon. Next door to the New Pit and " Glory of Prescoi ' Sa loon, on Granite street. C. GERARD, Proprietor. SAZERAO SALOON, FRED. WILLIAMS, Proprietor, G-TJE.H.E'Sr STEEET, (One Poor West of Hashford's Store.) Snpplies the "Boys' with that which cheers, but does not intoxicate. Ret futility of Cipirs kept on hand. My Clrb-Room is said to be the m't comfortable place latewn. CoiaeandSte FRED. WILLIAMS. PACIFIC BREWERY. MONTEZUMA STKEET, Next door to the Mineii OUlcc, I'reacott. GOOD LAGER BEE1L Liquor and Cigars, Always on lmnii anil for P.ilc. JOHN RAI11LE. lroprior KEARNEY'S. Montoiumn Street, IMSKSCOTT, A. T 18 THE TL-VCE TO f.ET THE H.XEbT Wines, Liquors and Cigars TO Br. HAD IN THE TOWN, ENGLISH ALE AND PORTER Always on hand, Jaull-tf L. LEY3IAUIE & CO. ISTE"W" BIT SALOON. IU l'cnslon lrnncnlp. Rest Liquors and Cipam dispensed. Beer by tht gallon or quart. Liquors alsu told to suit purchasers. WIUES AND CHA1IPAGNE. BEST Hit AND S T TUE ritESCOTTTKADK. rreKOtt, March 5th, 187. w&dtf. ft this itAitv or ouus. There's not a blossom of beautiful May, Silver or dalsv or datlbdil gay, Nor tlio rosy LIumIi of apple-truo llewent, Fair as the fucu of this baby of ours. You coultl never find on a bright June day A bit of fair .sky so eherrv and ptiy; Nor tlio haze on tho hills in tho noonday hours .j. Blue as tho oyea of this baby of gjtrs. There's not a murmur of wakening bird, Tho clearest, sweotest that ever was heard In tho temlur hush of 'tlio dawn's still hours, Soft a tliu laugh of this baby of ours. There's no gossamer silk or tasselated com, .o uimiesi inrcau oi me tny wooi.iorn, Not evon the cobwebs spun o'er tho tlowers, Fine as tho hair of this baby of ours. There's no fairy shell In tlio sounding Kca, No wlhl rose that nods on tho wiudv lea; No blush of the sun through April's soft showers Pink us the hand of this baby of ours. May tho dear Uird siviro to u, wo pray, For ninny a long and sunshiny day, Kro Ho takos hor to bloom in l?uradLso bowers. This wee bit Hlossom this babv of ours. Prom the Sat Kranehoo Post. ON T1IU OUTSIDE. I'reseott nml its Itilutlous with Northern and Western Arlxona. An Eagle's Eyrie Thumb Butte What About the Ancient Inhabitant The Sitiiery or' Preicott The Tones and Cotors of a Tem pemte Clime Wages, Hoard, Cot of Tram Initiation iimf Other Practical Matters PnrcoU'A FutuuTtiOion as a Jfoilroad Center Controlling Geographical Needs Railroad to Mexico Ilitalritt. PRESCOTT, ARIZONA. On the northern spur of the Uradshaw or Silver range, one of the best metalliferous formations of Urn whole region, Prescott ?its in ilca9unt security, expecting prosperity and believing herself the favored town of thi wonderful Territory. Its altitude is ;,!US feet above the ea level, and a stran ger soon appreciates the fact. I have des cribed Yuma. Tuoon and Florence, but find it more difficult to present Prescott to the mind' eye of my reader. The land scajH' N s marked and perhaps as massive, but yet it is smaller and must be taken more in detail. There is not the same marvelous .copc of vision, and hardly us many won derful effects of color-tone and distance. Still, the artist's eye may readily find ma terials for captivating pictures, even if he cannot make the range so large as at Tuc son or in the valley of the Santa Cruz, where the bold and well defined peaks and serra ted summits of the Santa Ritas look down in lusty lieauty on the one hand, and the bald, bold outlines of tho San Coyeloni or Atasaco mountains hem in the other. To wards the north the little plain or plateau on which Prescott nestles opens into abroad sweep of plain, on which Fort Wliipplc is located and across which the vision takes in on the cast the sawlikc summits of the Pri etta range, with the bold outlines of Gran ite peak to the west thereof, while still further to the south and west arc blue out lines of the St. Marie mountain, from the midst of which Hope peak lifts its bold head in the hazy distance. To the north and east again the eye glancing over Prescott plains rests on the sweeping lines of the Black Hills, whose southern extremity comes down almost to the town limits on the east. To the south the view is almost a closed one, as the Rradsliaw range rises boldly in that direction. Looking down over the town, as if protectiugly, towers a singularly bold peak or rock formation known as THUMII BCTTE. It takes its name from a huge pile of rock on its northern'cml, which looking directly down on the village below, appears to be a gigantic hand doubled close, and on the top of this closed hand there appears to be a huge thumb, slightly bent, the end of which lies toward the town. I am told that be hind this peculiar formation there is a small tableland, across the south end of which are unmistakable evidences of a wall, used, without doubt, for the purposes of defense. There are some appeal anccs left of approach es up this rock and of cave dwellings on the top. As to the cast and south of the town, a line of defense works, so irregular and broken as hardly lo be followed, has been made out, it would seem certain that the cite of Procott was also that of a town or jKist, once occupied by the people who cultivated centuries since, the valleys of the Gila, Silina, San Pedro, Santa Cruz," the Rio Verde, Rio Francisco, the Colorado, Chi quito, Agua Fria, and other streams, leaving as proofs of their industry and skill the evi dences of old towns at the Casa Grande and near the Tcmpe and Pluvnix, oa the Salt River, as well as many other signs and of their extent and character. The character of their buildiugs or evidences of habita tions appears to be ruder on this llank of THE OREAT COLORADO PLATEAU Than they are to the southward or eastward, near the Rio Grande, or on the plateau it self, where Simpson and Powell found and described those remarkable village commu nities, THE 7.CNIS ANl THE MOQfJS. The impression grows on me that the somewhat ruder traces we find hereabouts arc due chiefly to the probable fact that the line of which they form part was in reality one of advanced po3ts more defensive in character than anything else. But to return to Prescott in its picturesque and not its archcological character. The ilora and tim ber of the neighborhood are decidedly those of the temperate zone. As befits the alti tude, there is a CLEAR, COLD, GRAY TONE In the atmosphere which lends a peculiar charm of its own to the surrounding land scape. The great pines which clothe the mountain sides almost to their tops, till the still night with that low, soughing wind, music that has such an indescribable though melancholy charm. The sunrise and sun set, especially the latter, drape the tall ridges and high peaks in a variety of strik ing hues, while the deep, serrated sides of the ranges lend deep shadows wherewith to tone the picture. 1 am not able adequately to give full play to the impressions made on me by these mountain canyons and summits. In the midst of them close to the ground broods the peaceful town. It lias more hopes than realization, more prospects than prosperity, yet it is thriving and busy. I have referred before to its homelike appear ance, and connot but cmplinsizo this as I know it better, A short distance to the north, not over a mile, lies PORT WHIPPLE, Now the headquarters of the Department of Arizona, and the most important post, aj it is very nearly one of the oldest, in tho north em portion of the Territory. Tho presence of Gcncnd Kautz and the other officers, etc., of headquarters, tends to make Prescott at tractive. I walked over to the pout and met General A. V. Kautz, Colonel "Wilkins and other officers. BREVET MAJOR-GENERAL AUGUST V. KAUTZ, Found him in his neat and comfortable of fice, and hail a pleasant interview. General Kautz is a gentleman of about forty-six or forty-eight years of age, who looks in stat ure and general appearance, form of head and contour of feature, very much like what a portrait of General Grant taken from a copy might do. He recalls the General, but yet will never be takon for him. Gen eral Kautz is a man of Sheridan's hight middle stature, if not rather below it stocky, broad shouldered, deep chested, sturdy in frame. His German origiu is sell- evident. His head is like its form- round, full, with angles well tilled; eyes blue and pleasant, though with a smouldering snap m them. Features nrc not remarkable, nose undcrlnablu but good, chin square, mouth firm but not hard, beard close. If I'm not mistaken, alert movement, tempered with tho dignity of one in authority, yet obsti nate withal, and not without a touch of van ity. A safe man is General Kautz, as the authorities know, having the rather slow but absorbent, logical, reirular bruin of the Teuton a little contentious and apt to kick it ne is not rcgameu as tnc "urcat Jiogui. An honest man, this commanding general. but just a little inclined to believe other wise of those who do not arec with him. He is, I repeat, a soldier and man to be trusted, as 1 have reason to know and as the country may know before our relations with Mexico are permanently adjusted. Yet he win irci a nine, ami ins ireiung is snown in the Indian agent quarrel now on his hands. I don't propose to enter into the piarrel, and only suggest that the General wastes considerable powder at what ought to be a small game to him. General Kautz is a man of quiet, simple manners, with kindlv tones in his voice, much liked bv found to his advantage, but who is still to be tested on a large scale as a commander. He was a boy soldier, as I am told, in the first Mexican war, and then a West Point cadet. I am told he spent several months in Mexico following the close of our civil war, ami whether correctly or not, this is believed to have had something to do with his selection as commander of an important; ncui oi service auuinng on .uexico. wtien Salt? 1 don't. Among the otliccrs to Whom the Post and myself arc indebted for corteous treatment and valuable information, in addition to General Kautz and Col. Wilkins, is Licutcn- ant Reade of the Signal service, in charge 1 the UNITED STATES MILITAUT TELEGRAPH In Arizona, of whom and his position to ward the public he is able to serve, I shall have more to say, and Lieutenant E. I) Thomas, acting engineer officer on the Gen eral s stall, lhe latter favored me with facts and maps in relation to mining matters of great value. To return, however, to Pres cott, let mc give here the following letter received in answer to inquiries made by me, which, better than any statement ot my own will dircctlv answer inquiries common to all wiio arc looking this way. WAGES, COST OK LIVING, ETC Prescott, A. T., Mav 26th. Dear Sir: In answer to your inquiries regarding cost of living, board, wages, etc., I would state that houses rent in Prescott for from $15 to $10 per month. Board can be had for from $S to $10 per week. It is. however, possible tor men who choose to "bach' to live on thirty to fifty cents per day. Groceries arc generally high. The long distance ttom the railroad and the high rate of wagon transportation causes this. Beef is 25 cents per pound; bacon, .'(5 cents; hams, UTtj cents; bread, 20 cents icr loaf: flour, California $12 per 100 pounds, Arizona, $10, New Mexico, 10; potatoes, G to Scents per i . i . f r a . pounu. an uie vicinny oi rrescoii are nu merous ranches, where potatoes, celery, as paragus, etc., are raised. Cows do well. Nutritious feed can be found for ten months in the year. Good grazing on government land can be found. Milk, 20 cents per quart; butter, To cents to $1 per pound. The chief sheep ranges of the county are those on the Little Colorado, Verde and Agua Fria valleys grass the year round. Miners' wages are $4 per day for first-class men; balance $2 per day antl board. Car penters, $6; blacksmiths, $3 and board: painters the same; wagou-makcrs, $5 to $8; laborers, $2 to $3; ranchmen, $30 to $10 per month and lioard. The following are the fares by rail and stage: San Franc'scoto Dos Paltnas, 1st class $33.10 do do 'Jd class 23.10 Dos Palmss to Wickeab.rjr 36.65 Dos Palmas to Prescott. 46.65 Past Kreicht teams, lravinir about ererv tea dart, Dos Palmas to iTeKott, with board 25.00 Ehrenberg to Prescott 32.00 Yutna to Ehrenberg, by steamboat 15.00 In coming to Arizona at least one pair of first-class California blankets and a heavy overcoat arc absolutely necessary (the nights are always cool), also a very large covered canteen, to hold water while parsing over the deserts and for us; afterwards in the mountains. It should contain two gallons. The climate in the vicinity of Prescott is delightful most of the year, the average mean temperature being 75 to 83 degrees. Snow falls during the winter, but disappears very rapidly. Sleighing is almost impossi ble Perhaps for one or two days in the middle of winter the snow lies long enough for a short ride, but not very often. During July and August the middle of the day is warm, but m tho shade there is always a breeze blowing, and it is cool. Prescott can boast of THE FINEST SCHOOL BUILDING Of this or any other sister territory. It is of brick, with recitation rooms on the first floor and a large audience mom above. The building cost $20,000 and was erected under the direction of ex Governor Saflford, Sup erintendent of Public Schools. The num ber of children in daily attendance average 150. They have two teachers, Mr. and Miss Shcrmau, who are very efficient. There arc three churches Methodist Episcopal, Rev. D. B. "Wright; Methodist Episcopal South, Rev. Mr. Campbell; Presbyterian, Rev. Mr. Merrill. The Reverend A. Gilmore, chap lain at Fort Whipple, occasionally officiates at one of the churches in the evening. "There is also the Prescott Library Asso ciation, composed of leading citizens, Trhich has a good building on Cortez street, with a public reading-room containing over fifty newspapers from all points (including the Post, daily and weekly), and a library of 263 volumes. The officers are: Paul Web cr, President, and John Lloyd, Correspond ing Secretary. The association is free from dent, own3 its premises, is fairly patronized, was established by voluntary contributions from citizens of Prescott, and is maintained by contributions and entertainments; pro gressivc in character and liberal in manage mcnt. "In addition to the railroad to Dos Palmas there is the Pacific Coast Steamship Com pany, whose rates arc: San Francisco to Santa Monica, cabin, $12; steerage, $S. Santa Monica to Los Angeles, $1. Los An geles to Dos Pclmas, by Southern PaciSc Railroad, first-class, $13"l0. This. I think, covers all the ground cf your inquiries." I am indebted to II. B. Murray for the fore going clear statement. The question of prescott's future Enters into the scope of this letter. I fear that the local pride which exists here, 1 tJ . . .a I ins suuonunaics; oi line executive capacity, j development of her great resources; to the t f well up in the technique of his profession, a t fct that the region about her will sustain a i magnificent chief of staff, as General Butler i considerable nonulation. and to the wise as at Tucson, so strongly, will not be satis fied with what I may have to say. The hospitality that has been shown me renders it no easy task to write that I cannot share in the hopes so generally entertained of the future importance of this place. It do; not seem to be on the highway to anywhere in especial ; it does, however, seem to be the centre of a very rich mining section, which will of itself yet make an important place. Tucson, on the contrary, which struck ne as so "uncomely" in "its outward aspect, must have before it a lame future of general imjiortance. It is at the diverging point ( a great natural geographical high road. The main arterial route cast and west must pass through or near it, and from it, going southward, will diverge the mam railroad,' not only to the Gulf of California but to the City of Mexico, and so in the not dis tant future knitting to us the Caribbean sea, anil the isthmus of Panama in one great, system of scientific highways. Looking at- the physical geography of this region, north and south, and viewing its relations to the1 entire country, I observe that the 32nd par-' allel route is through a great valley that of the Gila for a lurc part of the distance it traverses in Arizona. I observe that this is the only valley road opening through the AMERICAN CORDILLERAS. 1 From the Mexican to the British line. The pathway of the largest material activity ' must, then, be found within that basin. My I views on the future importance of Tucsan, general as well as local are founded on mj . conception of tho necessities shown by the . physical features of the region. A glance at the map will fortify this position, To $ what, then, will Prescott look! An active . encouragement of a system of narrow guaga railroads, by which the valleys, etc., of the great Colorado plateau, can be traversed. .Mr. Reach, the editor of the Miner, to whom I am greatly indebted, tells me that he was assured, when in Salt Lake City a few months since, by Brigham Young himself, that the road south to St. George, Utah, would be pushed through Arizona by thc Union Pacific tienplo. who now ! it, and wno arc determined to cons owned construct a ' line direct to the milf of California, via Ar- izona and Sonora to Guaymas. Such a road would pas within fifteen to twenty miles to tho cast of Prescott. The general direction 1 0f such a line would lie southeast to Tucson, j or near it, and then down the vnlley of the Santa Anna to Sonora. The route to Guay mas is already surveyeit, and I am assured by other source of information that Boston capital, which has always lccn the mainstay of the U. P, is actively seeking the conces sion from Jlcxico. Such a road will ma terially help Prescott, but in my judgment it must more largely tend to make Tucson a great Railroad center. This will still be further increased by the splendid mining developments which the Tyniall and Aztec districts, the Arivaca and Santa Ritas in general will surely show at an early day. My next will be on the road home. I cannot close without expressing my thanks to the Enterprise and Miner, with their ed itors, for their many courtesies extended to me during my stay. R. J. II. LAWS OF THE FECK MINING D1STIUCT. By request, we re-publish the followisg mining laws of the Peck District, adopted October 23, 1873: Whereas : We, the miners in the neigh borhood of what is known as the Peck min ing camp arc unable to decide whethsr we are located in Turkey Creek district, Urad shaw Mountain district, Bradshaw, Pine Grove, or Agua Fria district, and as no or ganization litis been in operation in either of these districts, or in any district adjoining, for a year past, and as all claims recently located have been taken up under the Con gressional laws, Thereore, we now proceed to make a new district, defined as follows: This shall be kuown as the Peck Mining District, and shall be bounded thus: Commencing at the mouth of Poland Creek, at its junction with Turkey Creek, thence running up Tur key Creek to the mouth of Bear Creek, to where Battle Flat Creek empties into it; thence up the ridge, on the top of the same, between Bear Creek and Rattle 7Iat Creek, to the top of Bradshaw Mountain, at the head of said ridge; thence running due south to Poland Creek; thence down Poland Creek to the place of beginning. That, with the exception of regulations hereinafter specified, the Congressional laws of May lOthfl 1S72, and subsequent amendments thereto, shall be the laws of this district. That the County Recorder of Yavapai county is hereby declared the Recorder of this district. That all claims already located in this district, and not recorded, shall be recorded within thirty days, and all claims hereafter located shall be recorded within thirty days from the date of location. That all claims hereafter located in this district shall, in addition to the principal notice claiming the ground nnd stating the boundaries, have a brief notice in each oC the corner monuments and centre end monu ments stating which corner or end monu ment it is, and giving the name of the claim, and the name or names of the owner or owners thereof, and we urge all owners of claims in this district to pu: such notices :n their corner and end monuments at as early a day as possible in order to clearly show t other miners and prospectors the limits ot uicir respective claims. All laws of any other mining district or districts which mav have included within its boundaries a part or the whole of this district are, withiu the limits of this district' repealed. On motion, the report of the committee was accepted and the committee discharged. Ou motion, the report of the committer was adopted as the action of the meeting, and the secretary was requested to furnish a copy of the proceedings to the Editor of the AnizoNA Miner lor publication. On mtion of Mr. Opdvke the meetintr adjourned sine die. Geo. T. IIogle, Chairman. Henut A. Bioelow, Secretary. Another Southern Pacific Railroad across the continent, with its terminal point at Santa Barbara, is talked of. The president of the Atchison Topcka and Santa Fc Rail- rcd company has written to a prominent citizen of Santa Barbara for a full descript ion of the harbor, as to facilities for loading- and unloading targe vessels. The company proposes to build to the Pacific Coast but has nat yet decided upon the route to be- taxen or at what particular point to strike the Pio Grande valley running down to Uezico and Arizona at about the thirty-fifth parallel. The letter is full encouragement snd there seems to be a fair prospect for the terminus at Santa Barbara. Los Angeles Star. Go see what I have sawn. Go feel what I have felt. Walk in the fields at early dawn And smell what I hate yclt. I ! T