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WEEKLY ARIZONA MINER: PJtESCOrJ', FEIJltUAUY 27. lbT-J.
.1. It. Mni'lini. Killtot. T..' i ft '."i aHUsr? jwrt, finals, or I a. "'UT.-r.'. .a An:-ai in w'.lch tlw MINER ' B j ',,tc. . ! r-ys .-J !t ar "it to tvtj 3uto ift.l Tr '. .y of tv. C.;as nlr.h, coM with ltii' aaJ . '. 'iMiii'.l ryille ilrtiil3fmJliiia. ' 'l l.r M i n is will, in jtutic t farmers ; fif jr'ifiT .m l other oor, lutrd working citi yens uf the 'IVriitory, opsin aiMres tin; men who on WVliKM.Uy, March Itli, nest, N I lii-rc in jH'rin. or by proxy, biMing for groin, bay, vomI anl I'reibt contract-, with tlio linj that the advice anil pleading which j luvo her'tron apjwareu in it columns, win not lw forgotten or lot sight of. In doing M), wc ak but the wMios ami desires of tlio working elates, who, in the event of low price, will have beforu them another year of unrcrounerativc toil. AVc havo it from good authority that there W not much obi grain in the Territory j that thu farmers of the great producing valley have not, this year, planted much barley; that they are, ami lute been, economizing, ami will surely make it warm for all who may contract to furnish barley, etc., at low rate. And, now, a word for some of tlio men who will bid for contracts. They list year credited many farmerr, havo takon pay in grain, which grain they yet hold, and wish to get rid of at almost any price, since, by shrinkage and other loiae, they cannot, do not expect to get oven upon it. Hut, these men with the farmers, can, if they so desire, combine and rulo out persons who have no grain of their own, middle men, who are sure to put in low bids, and it is such a course we earuetly advise farmers and storo-kcep-crs to take. Their interests are, or ought to be, identical, for, when the farmer, freighter, laborer and thoie with whom they spend a portion of their earning are well off, mer chants certainly sell more goods, and, as they pretend to desire no greater earthly blessing than that won by " quick sales and small profits," they should, most assuredly, if they can, help to bring about such a result. We have grown tired, waiting for capital ists to come and work our quartz lodes and would hail the organization of a company of hard-fisted miners, backed by home capital ists, who would secure one of the many idle mills here, select a good lode and start work. With Georgo Hogle, Philip Richardson and one or two other men wc might name, at the head of such a company, and tho right kind of a lode and mill-site, wo would have but little fear of the result, and to prove that w are in earnest, we will help such a com pany with whatever cash we can get bold of. It is really too bad, this talk about hard times, in a country whoso every mountain is richly threaded with good lodes of rock, car rying gold and silver in abundance, and which only needs one successful operation of this kind to, induce hundreds of monied men to come hero and make of tho Territory a second Nevada or Colorado. St MOHAVE COUNTY. The mail from Hardyville and mining1 towns in Ilualpai District, arrived hut night, bringing, among other3, the following Min ing and Indian Indian News : Cekhat, February 17, 1871. To the Editor of tfie Arizona Miiver : K.tcln places thirteen men at work on tho Keystone mine to-day ; hii machinery will be on tho ground to-morrow. The Ccrtm O. ii 3. M. Co.npany are preparing to do extensive work on their claims this spring. K. It. Smith, super intendent, will he here In about two weeks. W. W. 8tearn, one of the owners of the Dean mine, near Wallapal Spring, wa here a few days Miicc. and let a contract for slnklnz one hundred feet oil this mine. lie speaks very flatteringly of the prospects, and intends bringing one of hU mills iroin Kuril county to tliu aimrict. me miners at Stockton are pounding away, and the mot of them doing well and unearthing tome flue ore. J. H. Fisher has six men at work on tlio New London mine, which U looking r-plcn- uiuiy. it. writ ana Unas nctz nave erected a small smelting furnace In this town, which they claim will bo an entlro success when started, which will be. within a wck. Cory fc I'otU HI make a shipment of ore this week from the Little Chief and New Era mines, which ore goes overland to Los Angeles, at a less figure than It can be transported to San Francisco by land aud river, at preent rates. dm firn Is working lit mine near ueni, ami again preparing to run hi arustra on gold rock. -J. W. Munu Is clean ing up hit arrustra and will, probably, produce a good quantity of gold bullion. February 18. The storm has lasted without captation for eight days, and many adobe build ing in Chloride, Mineral Park and this place arc In ruins, having melted down. Davis it Itandall wtre abllged to. move all goods out of tbclr store, a Miurai r.irK ; i lie wails or the building ocin cracked, It will probably fall. Heals Srni.scs, Feb. 21, 1571. John If. llcrion, Ks7., Sir On Saturday last, Mesr. W. A. Grounds and J. Curcton went out from TruxtonSurimrs to gather up their cattle, several miles Irom tho rancn, in a rolling country, they observeda nuai lal Indian (well known, and always well treated by Ground) on horseback, com In'' In their direc tion, but not elng them at the time, on riding up a little cloter the Indian saw them and took up his gun and tried to lire, but, tor somu reason the gnu did not go on. Grounds hailed blra with the words "don't shoot," but tha Indian kept working hU gun and aiming at them. Corotou s''iug that the Indian meant right, tfred at him. AfU'r Cureton's first shot the Indian had ItU jjuu ready, coinraaneed firing and ttruek Curcton in the leg whleh throwed him off the horse. Hy this time Grounds bad got ready, and commenced I'r.ozU ttw. Indian, which ended In the killing of the lluilpal, hut not before CureUm was shot ii"e mure and had his Jrm broke. Tin wounded nnn was brought Into Cerbat yesterday, and It Is hoped he may recover, but be may Ioe liU arm. The Indian that was killed had an Improved Hiarp's rifle and 10 rounds of cartridge. (irouuiU dooa not iixoelly how many head of tiulo be lot; bethinks not Icaa than '200 head, ami 0 horftti. MCitliiir U very ld, IhU tuorulng-, UKnuoin clrrmily bjw lag about IB". Tho mail carrier ay ho found most t xtati'iu iiml ranches Iwtveon t,V;rlat xiid old C imp Hualial dcartiHl,Ju conswiucneo of w '.kIi he wt com pel kid lu divp oni: frm a di-tanco of 70 miles. Mr Grxnt and his subordinates liav Vne n in.irkably well in the matter of getting mails through from California, arvi, woro LjjMr.) t tun at lactone tagc J4 wtli, to siyl fovn th'- termiiul hU rouu?, n Ariy.onan vHild havjiwt caiiw for grumbling at tlio line. Thmi, lie would on ral many piscn. g. r nluijiuit' itovnr OjiuW of aiiythijig Lutu j nv-lu uiivyaiite. I Kfrtii WtarttU) Daily I MILITARY AND INDIAN ATFAlltS. It is to be regretted that, whenever cer tain Members of tho Pim lent I Congress wish to mako a Mir in the wotld by cutting down governmental uxiainie, tbuy inwiriablj light 1 on the Mll fur the support of the Army and i of Indians mi reserves and pa over well known thieving bills with xcurcely a word of j debate. Thu Army uppuurs to theiii v a foot-ball to be kicked Iroin olio n)fition to another. Nor do they ever get tho fact 1 through their wool that it is not the Army 1 proper Hint h the serviuttblo p.utof the or ! ganizatioii -that ile.uros overhauling. No, they straightway nssetuinto on the great cost . of umintainiiig troops in active service, and pay no attention whatever, to Army sido-, shows kept up at the Last to curry out, or, rather lend ferce to put in opcr.ttiuii their nefaiious schemes for keeping in place and power men who usurp State government. Lop oil", if von plew, ull Ui'jleia expenditure of money which goes to pay for fancy sol diering in the Atlantic States, but do not, eternally and everlastingly, raid upon the men in the field and labor to destroy their usefulness. Think well uud say at once, how many men the country needs in the service and appropriate sufllcient money to defray all their expenses. By m doing you will enable the Department to pay as itgor, whereas, at present and for to tnu time past, it is and has been in debt to contractors and others, who, if once assured that they will be paid, immediately after the performance of any service, would gladly perform said service for less pay than they have been iu tho habit of doing. Hero in Arizona, where Gen Crook haa less than 2,000 men to take caro ol nearly 20,000 Indians and guard scveralhundred miles of our country lrontiug on Mexico, ho is continually troubled for want of sufficient means to defray tho expenses of even so small a command, sinco no more is allowed for tho expenses of the soldier hero than at tlio East, where everything needed by the soldier and tho service is so much cheaper, and, as it to add to his troubles, as if to bind hint hand and foot ; to fetter his useful ness and prevent him from doing his duty, ho is ordered to dischargo all, or nearly all, cit izen employes in his department. This when two or more tribes of Indiana aro in open hostility to the Government, threatening tho lives of citizens and soldiers and the destruc tion of private and public property. Crook must head these fellows off, or be cursed by citizens and growled at by Government. To do this, he wants the assistance of citizen guides and packers, but cannot get this as sistance, owing to tho liat of Congress, which has cut down the Army appropriation and made it incumbent on Crook to dispense with tho services of men whoso places sol diers aro not competent to fill, and if they were, they are not to spare for such duties. To this working of soldiers, as laborers, thousands of desertions are traceable, and the sooner Congress quits tinkering with the Army, the better ivill it be for that institu tion and the country. If, in your wisdom, Congressmen, you think that 20,000 men uru all who aro needed to perform tho services required, sty 20,QOO and don't, for God's sake, keep everlastingly threatening the or ganization with reductiou and throttling it with inability to defiy its necessary ex penses. Hut, remember, that men who have enlisted to soldier do not take kindly to tho service, when, instead of doing noldiers' du ty, they have, in addition, to pack mules, dig wells, build roads and do numerous other things. In dealing w';th and providing for Indians Congress has been equally unhappy and un conscious of its duty, as will be seen by the following article on the subject, which wc copy from a leading Eastern paper: The Cornmitte; on Appropriations in tlio House has been making a thorough examination of thn wants ol thu Indian department of public service, aud find that the testimony of men wbo are com petent to give Information ou the tubject agrees In ebowlug that it bai been the cmtom ol Con gress each year to appropriate much less thau the service required, trusting to the pooae of defi ciency bill at the next testlon. WLilt, cutting down ou thu sums atked fur the several Depart ments, the estimates for the Indian service have been each year equally reduced, notwithstanding It Is known at the time that tbry are not sufficient and It seems to have been the established policy that the Commissioner of Indian Aflalrs mutt al ways be In debt to contractors aud let contracts on the good faith of thu Government' promises and Its Intention to carry out a settled policy. Till, fact has forced the department to accept only the hld af such contractors o wcru known to bo able to wait a long time for their money. It ha aUo resulted that bills have been made for suplics with intcrut added sulllclcnt to cover losses In waiting for money. Mont of these con tractors have been obliged to pay heavy Interest on sums advanced, In most ease as high an (wo percent, per month, and now, In view of the pres ent possibility of again cutting down the appro priations, thcru Is danger that thesu contractors will refute to aid the Department auy further. The CommUsiouer of Indian Affairs says that If Congress would appropriate sufilcleul money to cover the necessary expenses for each fiscal year as far as they can be ascertained with certainty, bo could save In his expenditure at least thirty per cent, by purchasing for cah or accepting from small bidders. Iul winter, notwlthtUnd lug the fact that General Crook had been ordered to force the Apaches to go npon rencrvatlons, when the Government promised to feed them, Congress made u very small appropriation for supplies, and soon alter thu department found lUelf In dlUlculty, oelng without money aud yet cabled upon by tbo pcoule to carry luto effect the policy or tue Auiniiusiraiion. ji iuai umc it-ruin contractors camo forward at tho special In vitation of the Secretary of tho Interior and tho FAllcttailoa of army ofllccrs, who did not want to Jotcibo herxul-s of a successful Indlsn war, and lMk ihe. new contracts nt the name prices which lia.1 lHn clvii before, und thin secured the utuit of fulfllllnx tbc Indian treaties. It was shown to tim Appropriation Committee U week by Geo Vandovcr, ouo of the Indian In. spwUirs. that, laitjsd of paying extravagant prices, th IiidUn wxiU are now paying less for beef Uiw the military ofJlefftti In tho same locall ties. The roiiilt Is that, being without funds at the date, the Department has deficiency bill to present of afwut 1600,009, of which the sum of f I15f,41 i for tiUitlns Apt:!?s In New Mexico and Arixona. It was tiMHjgbt wU Congress ad Jonrni'd Urt spring th-u the deUelcney would bo this year more thin 9t,0ofl,0W. Tertlwony before the corawlttos Ahowa tbvt loo "ot of tending tho Indians u much lea thau rigiumg litem, and it Is hoped, xfii't i few fairs, to mike tiiem xilf-iim. 'Hitting. It U coiuldorGd twUla tlui titry will ruumiiiiend appropriations sutSHmt to mH all tlisM ntCRMtary ctniu, t a menu roof reform anl !ronmy,;Uid lint JmuiedUlu irlllviiutM of all drflck'iido, lu oider to li;p up tbo credit of Uia Department. If wo can credit tbo telegraph, CotigtoM lit; appropriated 5,(KKX for Indian M-'r-viui during thu pruwnit Ilscal year, which kum ii inadequate to iay tliu "dcficJency" nnd meet tho necessary expenses of tho year, f that It looks as If gentlemen in Cengress hail btudioutty provided for tnoro Indian wars, which, owing to their action, the coun try is sure to have, since Indians who have been piouikcd food and clothing in return for giKid behavior cannot now get thee things and will, of coiirc, charge Govern ment with Iming broken "treaties" "bt eak j out" and live by murder and robbery, m of vore. .So. the verv men who talk loudest about the "wrongs of ioor I-o," ure the first j to promote ravage warfare and to leave the whites but one cour-o to pursue, abandon ineiit of their homes, voluntarily or by force, or the extermination of the red men, who, thiiH trilled with by Cotigrcs, will "bieak out" fiercer than ever before. Mi LIT AUY NEWS. Lieut. C. II. Hockwell, oth cavalry, A. A. Surgeon Warren K. Day nnd a (mall detach ment of recruits reached Yuma last night from the San Francisco steamer. Dr. Day is ordered to duty at Camp Vurde, as lleld sur geon. Lieut, llockwell proceeds by stage to Tucson, where he is to relieve Lieut. Clarke, as Quartermaster. Lieut. Clarke ujion being relieved is to join Co. G, at Yuma, to which he has been promoted. Lieut. McDcrmott has been ordered to join the company to which ho was lately promoted, at Howie. Lieut, iiroderick, 23d Infantry, is to leavo Yuma this week in charge of a detachment of about lifty recruits for companies at Camp Lowell. A. A. Surgeon Thornton is to ac company detachment. Col. Nelson, Paymaster, expects to start for Camp Vunlo some time this week. Mr. Moore, of Whipplo depot, started yesterday forTownsend's ranch on the Agua Fria, with supplies for Lieut. Schuyler's command, which was to reach that point lust night. General orders, No. 3, published yesterday at Dopartmcnt Headquarters, contain the following instructions : In order to carry out the instructions re ceived from tho Secretary of War, under dato of January 27, 1874, the following re ductions and apportionments of thu forco of civilian employes allowed for this Depart ment arc published siqierseding those an nounced in General Orders No. 1, current sc ries, from these Headquarters. All civilian employes in this Department, except those belonging to pack trains now in the field, the authorized guides, thu two Ci) clerics in office of the Chief Quartermaster, and those below authorized at thu Depots and Ebrcnberg, will bo discharged on the 'Jntn instant, or as soon thereafter as thu or der is received. At Whipple and Yuma Depots, and at Ehrenberg, the number of authorized em ployes and their compensation will bo as fol lows, all others to be discharged : WhipjAe Depot, A. T. Ono superintendent to do duty of corral master, ( currency) ucr month, S 150.00. One citizen to do the work of an engineer nnd blacksmith, per month, SloO.00. Yuma Depot, A. T. Ono clerk, per month, S 150.00. One citizen to do the work of a store keeper and a superintendent, per month, 5150.00. Ono citizen to do tbo work of an cngiuocr and blacksmith, per month, 100.00. Ehrenberg, A. T. One laborer, per month. sio.oo. Bur at Homk. Arizona wholcsalo deal crs say that they offer every inducement to small dealers to purchase all kinds of sup plies, at home, but that, instead of doing so, theso dealers, especially those who retail liquors, give their orders to drummers from San Francisco, who light down here, semi-oc casionally, stay a short time and again put out for the city, with orders for trade which, by right, belong to such largo and fair deal ing houses as Wrn 15. Hooper & Co., of Yuma and Ehrenberg, C, P. Head fc Co., and Levi liashford, of Prescott ; J. Goldwatcr Sc. Jlro., ofPhtunix; Fish fc Co., Florence; Tully, Ochoa & Co., Lord & Willians, and E. N, Fish & Co., of Tucson, which linns employ book-kcepcre, clerks and others who, unlike tho "drummers" heretofore alluded to, spend their money in Arizona. This is, of course, a little selfish, but it is tho only truo plan to help homo folks and homo enterprises, which is, or ought to be, the guiding rule of all Ari- zonans. lIuccnoAriDs, or, as Hill Cole terms them, "sardino boxes on wheels," arc about as kill ing on our people and tho country as Indians used to be. Nobody who can help it will ride on them, since they aro open to tho weather and many other serious objections. Hut, as they arc tho vehicles used upon two of tho important mall and pafnengor routes in our Territory, many people aro forced to ride on them, a ride a person never forgets, since, owing to their openness; to their lack of proper scats ; to an entire want of supports for head nnd back, a ndo upon ono of them is torture most fearful. Added to all these drawbacks and discom forts aro very longstretches between stations, and, of course, long drives for teams, which frequently weaken, causing drivers to whir and talk n great deal and passengers to foot it; nnd it costs about us much to run tho thingi and keep them in repair as it would to run and keep up decent covered vc hide ; yet, for some reason the mail men run them, and so keep on bruising passcn gcrs, wearing out drivers and scaring pcoplo from making the trip to Arizona. Lot us hope that, 'ero long, mall contrac tors who use these racking vehicles will em ploy butter means of transportation, tnoro and hotter stock, or cca.se otfering Induce mentis to cop!c to take passage on tho darn ed things. Another thing, of which passcn gens lately arrived from California complain, is tno poor biro kept at the station, wpec ially those on tho California sidu of tho Colo rado river, where, a ono man says, "tho cooks are carolew, the cook-houses and dining rooms dirty and the fare not fit for a hog." - - -r SamOaiiuk ArAcmM.-Thcro is a rumor to tho cfn. t that these red dnyils bavo gono towards i;iu i into Mountains. An ace mi of their impUh decd at Grant U yrin. I .!ot where. (from TUumtay'tf DiUly.J LATEST JIY MAIL. California Is shipping barley to Chicago. Sun lleriiardino, C.il., is promised two dally newspapers thu Guardian and tho Ar gil. Wo doubt if both can livu nnd pay ex pense, Ktill wc hope for tho bout. Tho I.n Angeles impress icports tho fail ure of the houu of A. Portugal A Co., of its city. Liabilities, about SM.OOO. Principal creditor, DinkeNpeil A Co., of San Francisco, who had taken pone si ion of the business. Gov S.iU'oid, of this Territoiy, has been railing on tlio S.m lternardino Guardian, which paper .speaks of him in the highest terms. Senator Joni', of Nevada, has introduced a bill to authorize the coinage of twenty-cent piece. We never will gut out of the old twelve-and-a-half cent bit -ysteni until wo crowd tbo twenty-live cent coinage out. They stand sqiuroly in the way of thu suc cess of our decimal system. Mrs J. It. McCrum, residing at 58 Parsons treet. Kalamazoo, according to the telegraph, during Saturday night, becuino tho mother if a pair of twins so miimII that they aro a maivel of humanity, putting to shame all stories of Lilliputians' ever heard of. One is a boy, tlie other a girl, and they weigh, to gether, three jutuU and fwr u.tneti I They .ire jwrfect and seem to bo well. Their bed is a pajier box lined with cotton, and they aro dressed in dolls' clothes, Tho mother and children were doinif well at last accounts. Thesu aro tho sun.lleat living children we ever heard of. They partake of food natu rally, and their cries are as diminutive m very young kittens. (Juitc a numoer oi jco pie have called to see tho littlo wonders. Mrs McCrum is tho mother of several chil dren, all of good size, and omu of them 10 and J8 yeans old. Mr McCrum, tho father of the twins, is a well known teamster here. Should the tiny beings live, they will produce a serration of unlimited proportions. Those who Have Been them deecribo them as the "greatest" sight they oversaw. Their hands aro about the size of the bowl of a teaspoon, aud their bodies less than six inch long. Tiiey arc not exactly of a siw, the boy being a littlo thu largest. A passenger train was thrown from tho track on the North Western llailroad, near Harvard, Illinois, on thu night of the 4th itst. About lorty persons were injured, live fatally. The accident was caused by a bro ken rail. The train was thrown down an embankment twenty feet high. Tho airs took fire from the stovo, and the entire train consisting of two coaches, a sleeping, a bag gage and an express car, was burned. Allcntown, Pa., Feb. 10 A freight train on tho Ichigh and Susquehanna railroad be tween ono and two o'clock this morning ran into a slide near tho track nnd eighteen cars wcro piled upon ono another; freight of all descriptions was strewn along the road and buried into tbo river ; not one train hand as far as could be ascertained escaped injury. The Iwdy of tho engineer, Daniel Spanner, was louild unucr itiu cngiuo consiueraoiy burned; tho fireman and brakeman were badly scalded and burned, and three others aro reported killed. The stove in the caboose set fire to the freight and nine cars were burned. An Omaha (Nebraska) dispatch of Febru ary 10, is as follows : On tbc 4th inst., two hundred Indians at tacked the railroad station at Antelope, Ne braska, and forced tbc railroad employes into their quarters. No ono was hurt. A short time afterward tliey ran oil seven norscs irom Potter Station. General Dudley, command ing at Sydney, sent a squad of soldiers after the Indians. These Indians arc supposed to be Cheyenne, and belong to the same party that attacked and wounded King, a trapper on the Platte river, last Friday. Gen Dud loy. of Sydney Barracks, reports the above to the department commander, and gives it as his opinion that tho Indians ore getting more dissatisfied with their treatment and the restraint imposed ujion them, and pre dicts that early in the spring tbo prairie will be swarming with small parties ot the van ous tribes. Jo Voshay, a well-known prospector, is, according to tho San llernardiuo Guardian, searching the mountains between Ehrenberg and tho Needles, in this Territory, for rich rock, which, from former success, ho expect to find in abundance. A general order from tho War department directs that ofllccrs serving in tho quarter master's department lc instructed that amounts withheld for other departments to cover charge against creditors of the gov ernment, on making payments to such cred itors, will l)o disposed of in tho same manner as amounts refunded t. e., placed at once in the nearest United States depository to the credit of tho Treasurer of the United States on account of .ho department fur which tho charge is made and the original certificate of deposit will bo forwarded to the Quarter master General, accompanied by a statement of tho reasons for making tlio deduction, tbo iiameM of any officer thereby relieved of rc qonsibility, and, generally, any information required by existing orders. Tho amount deposited will bo drawu from the appropria tion from which tho account U paid. Mall stages have, of late, been behind Unto in Southern California, in consequence of rain storms. Thu recent race between the steamships Vasco do Gama and thu Japan, from Hong kong to San Francisco, was won by tbo Vas co," which made tho trip of 5,000 miles in .'II days, beating her rival 12 hours and 21 minutes. State Senator Edgcrton, of Calilornla, is denounced for having introduced a bill pro viding for the payment of 25,000, for sor vice, to Creed Haymond and other ex-Codo Commissioners. Tho Los Angeles Express is sevcro on tho would-bo grablwrs. - ... Tho Enterprise, of Virginia, Nevada, has htcn purchased by a company of capitalists, headed by Win. Sharon of tho Hank of Cali fornia, whoso object, it is stated, U to wield this newspaper engino us a sort of petard with which to hoist himself into tbu U S. Senate. " ... . A New I'Apr.u., Tlio llrst number of tho Del Norte "Prospector" has como for an ex change. It h about the size of tho Weekly MiNcn, and open well, with articles Mtting lorth the resources of its action the San Juan country. Nic, N. Laiubcrt U tho pub lisher. ' (Frtirn Tliumlay't Dally.) I'OLITWAL The call, to "arms," of Judgo Huth to tho Democrats of this Territory has awakened n littlo party feeling, which may culminate in the organization of thu Democrats of tho Ter ritory under tho old banner that has so often spread its folds over nnd abovo thuso whom it has led to victory. True, mouths intervene beforu voleia will be called to bucklu on their armor and engage in open political work, but, the leaven i now quietly working, and, as a ititeh in time is said to save nine, the Democrats may, in tliu event of orgaui zation, losu nothing by thus early moving iu thu mutter of putting together thu various parts of the party edifice, the main putposu of which npicars to be a desire to rulo out our present Delegate In Congress, and sup plant him by Mime dyed-in-the-wool Demo crat and resident citizen of tho Territory. The Mi.nxk has, for several years, paddled its own canoe, independent of jiolitical parti sans a coursu that ha pleased more people than did its former course, and one uon which we may never turn. Hut, it is iiutram mollcd; owes nothing that it cannot pay, and, at thu sound uf the political tocsin, may go for the man it shall think most capable and acceptable to iu commanders tho jieo- plo of Arizona. As for organizing parties, wo very much doubt if thu time lias come for that, unless, indeed, a party whose purptwo it shall be to aid and assist the men of labor to get full pay for everything they raise aud do, is iu or der, and we think it is. With questions of State ; that if, of tho political jwlicy or principles now governing the country, Arizonuns have very littlo to do, they being denied voting participation iu our National elections, and no vot ing representative in Congress, so that tlu most, the best, wo can do in this line is to send a good, earnest, active, intelligent man to Washington ; one who wilt not forget that he is an Arizonan and the servant of the Territory. At present, it is not known hero whether or not Mr McGormick will try for a fourth term in Congress, but, should be conclude to do so, he will run on his ancient independent platform, and by so doing claim bis old sup port, which, all know, has been sulllclcnt to elect him, and "knock the spot otr his oppo nent." In this case, Kepublicans will be un able to organize, nnd many Democrats will say that it would be unwise to "swap horses'' while crossing a dangerous stream. One thing is, however, sure, and that thing is that, unless Mr McCormick returns fortified by some healthier Congressional work for his constituents than ho can now boast of, his way back to Congress will bo beset by voters who will leave no stone unturned to trip him up. This section of the Territory wants bet ter mail facilities, and, should ha not procure it, voters who formerly supjwrted him will never again cast their ballots in his favor. PropLK Comiso. Our fellow townsman, J. II. Dehan received, by a recent mail, a let ter from Mr. F. C. Ayers, formerly of this place and now of Pioche, Nevada, in which Mr. A. states that great as is the excitement throughout Nevada, regarding the San Juan country, Arizona rtands fairer than tbat country and will surely got, in the spring, a large immigration from Piocho and vicinity. Our wet winter, Mr. A. says, coupled with the fact of tho richness and accessibility of our country, is going to work wonders for us. Frank had just received a copy of tho Minku, with news of the grand fall of wa ter; of the working of placer and quartz claims, all of which made him regret that he had left Arizona. His old friends may ex pect to soo him back sometime next spring, and wo know of no man who would receive a more hearty reception. The recent horrid butchery of men, wo men and children, by Apaches, near old Camp Grant, in tho southern part of this Territory, is another proof of thu folly of tending such men as Gen Howard to treat with such hellish scoundrels. It was near this scene of the massacre that, in May, 1672, Gen II. made with these same Indians a "treaty of peace," which he averred would be lasting. We said, at the time, that the Apaches, not withstanding their promises and oaths on the cross, would very soon forget their obliga tions, break this treaty and laugh at the fools who pretended to believe them iu earnest. They havo done all these things, by words and acts, of which their last act is not tho least, and to tbo account thereof, as published on the first page of tho Weekly Mimkh, we direct, yes, crave, the attention of Eastern readers of the Mi.vr.n, for proof of tho worth lessncss of a rollcy that, instead of compil ing Apaches to keep tho peace, hrilts them to do so. Thn Texas Pacific It. It. Co. make what ap pears to us a very fair ofler to Government to guarantee the interest on a five per cent, bond. "Only this and nothing more." Very moderate, Indeed, and, apparently very "'Uild-liko and bland," if wo take into con sideration the fact that a U. S. Commissioner is to tell all the land belonging to tho com pany, depositing price in tho Treasury to se euro payment of interest. Wo aro again without telegraphic news from California and the East. News from Maricopa county tells of Apache robberies. Wo hope that Lieut. Schuyler who is In that vicinity with a pretty large forco, will Ins successful In finding ami punishing tho thiovt-6. Congress has killed the bill providing for an appropriation to recompense citizens of California and Oregon for loj of property by the Jlodocfi. Congress Is very willing that citizens should suffer loss by Indians for whom it docs not provide nnd is too prone to obuso the amo citizens whenever they re tallbta by killing a few dirty, thieving sav ages. ftS5-i?.I.A',!0,,A WATKIt, PL.OIMUA i,r iW '' lt Wrlhr CoUn, Vmh aodOcualss at UK, KWfUAM.'S 11uor Dru,- titers TELEGRAPHIC. Onnrttn! Titan 4a1. am Ia A V. A f juy western union ana u. ft Mill. I O. -unitary Junes. n.. t.i. nr. mi.- .. left Howie- ut 1 a. m. yesterday h. i' riven. mourner says mo Hltnjii Chiricahiia reservation is still iitvi.n.J nil quiet. I nomas uughesy clerk at L for Tully, Ochoa A Co., writes tl.i. iT bilAW ijv icin LvuiiNvtn sfu;iJI30 lnlMf . main on thu teiseivat on und will u I most jMiwer to induce all others tj ta.' noiiuu i nutans iiac ueuu seen cast of and tliu mall arrives and lii'D.irt. ... wiwimn iriir. jiiuioxi is SXlll bcij fu. hero ami iinwir, but iat improving. fltif ritwl rfilfl Inn m.t.t.. - lliu icu nut uuu lllku tuitu un Still V,' water. Thos. Ewlng left ycMcrdtvy for Prt,ci Miss Packer, of Hay wards, tnrij teach Francisco to-morrow. t . ' V.... I'KUHV .,, .uuiui . ISMI Wickenburg, Feb. Woatbcr tleu unusuany com. imi mem Was tbnj. nigm oi tue season. Water stilt I'.uti 1 1 tilim tn rttlvlii t1,.n amtii. I he California mail wancrn nrrln.1 night on time, and left for I'rcjcolt try tjasienccr A. Frank. The mail from Pbicnix has Aotarrirrit pi, ,; Pni, o-, w.,i....-i.. ' ..I .Maricopa Vells, r cu. -'0. Weather and cold. Maricopa Wells, Feb. 20 Mr TUrtOet rived last night from Pbunix,en routi Tucson. He renorts that Halt ItU.. i. r.i slowly at Whitlow's ferry. Also) tint Atiaclies bad been in that vlrlntiv ui wuicii iinu Burnt) lutiy iicivu 01 slock were running oQ. I hit I .fin 14 tLf ill Tiirrh liitf fvi 1.. .. safelv at Mnrean't terrr. tlirfwt miU.- hiro. I ho flr-Nt mnil f mm ln.vnrwt t.r. rmln rtvir fnr iinnrlv twn utaaU tl.nii.lit Tli.i .In..- frnin V..n.. 1. r " have been on time all the time,, exctjti couple of instances, when they were brni wait tor low water. Weather clear and pleasant. ni.nvniv or. tr m 'i.j rived in town to-day from the Tempt. ., . i. . . . . . r...ii..M - . i iviiui is bunk iiuiiiwiuu iiiumu.i uv W v .1 t I I r . over nicnt at me loot oi me tniis r, town, ibey nave stolen four animili C. Vi . Heach's much, and nine more i missing ny various panics, a coapui aooui six or cigui was lonncu'vo go oct !... !... i.. I .1.. a new lerrrooai uas ocen ouiit U den's crowing, so that in future then tlio river will cause no delay to paMea-a mail. .Mr Uchoa, from lucson, left to-cij I'rescott, via tno new roait. t. n it i" . i. ...... i r t Messrs lUmvtt Jt Illock will start for cott to-morrorr, to bid on contracts. Tbo team of Mr Greenuri is bulsar uour lor jyin uarios reservation. Weather clear and cold. ........ . a louzo oi uranecr lias been or i . i . . . . - . in tnis section. O A 1 tl!l t T. . tl. . i mcKcnuunr. reo, m. aw extra wagon left for Prescott this inomlnt Ilcnnett.'and V. Dracbman. r-i f o 7 I rtotbing oi totcrest to-day. Or.Ula Carr. uf ItMt First UnlUd Suits tres train, hnvlnir with him nlrte dficrWrv. lamp IIllcclk to Alcatraz. Its. F Ubroolele. MOHAVE COUNTY. V. COKT. JOKS C Cory Ac DPo tts, SELL CIXJEVX3 lor CA.SI1I NEEDED JIY EVEIIYJIODI IX AIUZONA, at Titr.m Ton nt CKitiiAT, wsLUii WlNlXO DWTniCt. MOIIAVB COUXH.I AHIZONA TKHHITOUV. We keep on hand, a large AaMftBset j DIUTCS AND MKDICIXE& rpCiill rmil S TJm. m"1! a. k. luris. Attu sin1! DON'T HEAD THIf, Unlcsa vou van't to find outtKatTOltl Buy Goods at Koduoed IUtea, d DAVIS & XANDALl, DKAI.KIlH VU Groceries and Provisions. CLOTHING AN1V HAIIDWA TOItACC'O AVID CUiAUHr I3rnsfM and lIr;tHciH 2L.IGiTJOIlS- Who nr. nW. j.r-pard tn HHIT Olliy AXIF VVU ua nuir nigral mudn oo Um mui, -1 lit e f m MOI nuiiducii Assay vnivci Cerbat, Mohavo County, ArUt t ff tn Int.im thi infam ami inbllo In e-tniV kitrt inJ An Amy 0e t OrUI, WaltapJ v wberaltm in-i-uctd to do vay wort IoUiUl Bwiscod Prircj to Bait thu TlmM. fill Hingl AiMjr fur f.-t, nJ.l b4 fillrvr -1 fibl Auaya fur Cupper -JI Klnifl Ayi fhr Coj.per, OiM siul Mllftr. .y"3 fillTKr Hiillion meltM and Auydt3rreiLM1 IVrwiiM UftMr.g or will cImki 11 folloirlli I'ulrcrtM Urn rt ami mli tborauKhlyi itad miner ot rurh 14m rvl 1 if mors than on Muipl-! tb wmc In iJaIb Kjcuim. IUmIu ciirn tr retcri 1 C 1'tKfZ. At"-! PAUL BREON, Camp Moliavc, Arizona UKALKK IN Groceries, Provisions, Liquofl AND GENERAL. MBUCIIADISE Ctwp lit Aunt. Arltoaa, January 7. ff!X XatsuX I31anlc, Of wy elut asd kind. is fcaod sad hi 1h Mae cac. at ntit-rN nf;U no UWrtt. fuu4" fJvfl vt oU.tr officer cue iCiU004bljr bad wult wiisv