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Vol. M. AO. 14.
Published Dally and Wooldy.
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Precott, Yavapai County, Arizona,
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TIIR lAtl.V AltlZim MlVK'l win stnrtprl SlwrmW 1t,
UTi. limm-IUt'ly nflcr llio ou!rtiltion if AiIjuih' fltil
tflraili tine. It iulilil.isj m tYminirs f Monday,
Tuflay. Witnc'Iiy Thmnlny nit i.itiinUy, .f nich
w,rk and will always nmlitlii rtlK IslKaT, liKxr itli.I
MOr liFXIAKI.k Miis Hint ran j p'C"l",l liy Tr1.rali,
M it? Kip-res awl alt other tulr tchn.
Tt-ionot .Si innui'flo.v. lcllvrt liy cnrrirr. (wlw
hi, I t.tirri fiiry Saturday), t'triv rKNi A vi:k.K. Ily
Mul, HH l")M. His fur Tlins M.mti...
(la Friday Hie U'kkki.Y MlvKit, nniUlnlnir t.Wrai-lilc
mm lu llio hour f Rolmr Ii pre., will ! fiimlilinl all
IJAII.T lUi'Kriwri whihiii ciiart.
AliVKitrflv i Itsrm, In either the Daily r Weekly.
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1,0. men ii im"i imn ijj, imhiiiiiii, .i iur nrn
l.tritUin, and It .V) it Im'li t ir null additional iiuertlon.
A tilirl nlounl from ntNiri, ratm will bit mail. In ir
m i nbu m.y ttlTHrli largely liy tho year, Imlf yen, i,r
IVTrMluiial ami business crds liitqrUii uiriu TrTTlr
lVrtoui f ndlnr u manor fur SHliecrlptUxi' adrertlilnif
or Job work in.ty forward It by wall, or utherwlM, at
tlicirutru rlk.
Till: WtiHKLY MfXKIl.
Tie Ant nMintwr r Hie WliKKI.r itlstlt vent Iinmt on
lrch '. If I "' nutr. In this, lit elvtrutli )'wt, II
ran. nith irulli, rlnlm In b llin ol.lcfl, lurrtl umt licit
siir lu tlit Terrilory.
Sub3cript!oii Rates:
Oni:iy Onu Yar S7.00
Sit .Montlit 4,00
i iiri"! .nunmi . 2.DO
.Sinjclt C'lr 25
U-Jtt TttvUr S'nttt tnltn nl ;ur In pymHt for nfc
rni'ttn, tidrtrtiting tinJjob wrl,
yTmm. a!Wf iirur.iUj.
A J'lrrl nil imtrrt ml lllrn t'j
"THE MINEE," ?ie.itt, Ailwaa.
,1 "siynui.Ait" ixixax agent.
I)r J. A. Tonucr, Indian ngout at tho Col
orado reserve, has furwurded us copies of
communications concerning the much talked
of removal of llualpais to his ncy, for the
purpose, wc presume, of proving that Clcn
Crook has been moro anxious thn I)r Ton
ncr, for said removal, since the l)r states, in
one of hit letters to tho (Jein ral, that he
wai ready to receive these Indians, but
wanted 30 mounted men to constantly guard
them on the reservation. A singular requent
to come from n gentleman who but a short
time ago declared his ability tn control five
or six hundred more Apaches than ho then
had on hit reservation.
This attempt to shoulder tb.e blame for
Ilualpai troubles on Orook. lKcausc, in obe
dience to orders trom the War Department,
issud at the request of tho Interior Depart
ment, ho asked tho Doctor for information
as to his readiness to receive the llualpais, is
far fetched and will fall far short .nf its mark.
Crook knows and so does every citizen of the
Territory, that Camp Healo" Springs is no
Kood nlseti for these Indians. Hnice. it Is unon
.-i Territorial thoroughfare, in it ict?in of
Koumry wucra mere is no goow tarmug i nni
and close to large scttleoenU of wiftes.
Hut, there are spots in the HuaVvi country
to which these Indians would v.'lhngly move,
and it it to some of said t, where, in
time, they would become self-sustaining,
that Crook, the citizens ami all Indian agents
hero who wish to sec said Inutaiilsatitfku to
remain at peace, arc unxioni to See them re
moved. The merchants of Tucson, in this Terri
tory, have again commenced shipping goods
from San Francisco, California, via Gunymas,
.Sonora. They, no doubt, find this a cheaper
route than that via Yuma, which is a little
Mngular, sinco it is all a water way from San
Francisco to Yuma, with about the same
number ol miles land transportation upon
both routes.
This fact gives an inkling of what tho port
sjf Giisynias would soon become were it in
lotes,Mon of Americans. A fine harbor,
nearncM to the I'acillc ocean, are its great
attractions. With a railroad running from
iiyma to Tucson, Florence and points
north of Salt river, in this Territory, Guay
jnas would be a very successful rival to either
San I'rujcisco or San Diego, for the trade of
-irizoua anil portions nf ew .Mexico.
Gen it lie nun n nm! M.finv' 1lnvli of Tnrns.
Kiave had some sharp talks, by letter, on the
subject f Davis' ardon of tho Kiowa chief.
"We rather liko to sec "high" officials brought
toittnin favor of the whito frontiersmen.
Until particular case-wo think Gen Shcr
manrlglftTO sticking to the idea that the
murderous chiefs alluded to ought to have
Jjeen hung, instead of rnjJoncd. Wc go
(further and state that one-half of all the
wild Indians in tho country w,u!i be bene
fitted 1iy a little judicloui fnsnging.
A German gentleman named lloppo, hav
ing grown rich by fattening Jersey men on
"lager," quif tho buslnoss and wiyn he did so
on account of the injfiry beer Inflicts upon
all who drink it. Our fellow-citizen, John
Kiibli' and Itodcnhurir & Co., who mnlco
roo boer and drink f tely thereof, aro living
witnesses to tho heultiirulncs of tuo article.
f 4 "
Wo loarn from tho San Diego World that
the low grades of tho T. P. and S. H. rail
wads in its soction of tho State, havo been
"Washed away by the Hoods, a wash that
should causa the engineers of both roUds to
keep in view the fact that southern Califor
nia does not always remain dry as a bone.
"The proprietor of tho Georgetown (Colo
rado) Miner announces tho suspension of his
Daily, for the simple reason that it did not
pay expenses, and yet Georgetown has more
than four times as many inhabitants as Pres
cott, which is tho smallest town in tho wide
world having & daily paper.
A woman, giving her iiamo as Mary Drink,
and hailing from Arizona, was recently ar
rested in California, on account of somo
ii st . ....
commence" operations. JlrinK, wink,
think wo don't know her.
" . '
Two Chinamen nro studying telegraphy nt
n omco ot tuo western Union Company, tn
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Tho Oregon Iininnrr.tti Ktntn Convention
has nominated Gov Qrovcr for ro-olcction ;
A. Ludlow, for Congress ; Chadwlck, for
vwciory oi ataic.
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Wc are not, like the Into lnttivntuil Greeley,
a political seer, liut con see fur enough to dis
cover n:cial gentlemen bimlly and cutely
engaged in devising ways anil means to lit inj;
thum'clves prominently heforc the public at
aip! uttts for the plane of delegate to Con
gretK from Ari.ona.
In ctso tho Democracy meet in Territorial
convention at I'lnenix wo look for a lively
scramble among aspirants anil their friends
for the nomination, and. thereafter, for rnn.
sidcrablcforchcailness on the Hart of ecntle
men who nro sure to be .lis.,, ,1..in.i0 tu
is a stromr man. in some n ncet. Vn knn-
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Iiim .ii n.i n .;. t.. 'ii .i
...... hii, hiiii nu ui ,,i m IIJU jJVII-
plo of the Territory. Wc aro sorry that he
s atllicted witli a desire to go to Congress
Ucsulo the Colonel, friends of II. ,S. Sto
vena, oj
nun uungo unriicr, oi l'rescott, will, no
doubt, try to set 'em up before the conven
tion. Gentlemen of Kcpublican leanings
who might be induced to run are: John
Smith, of Camp .McDowell, C. W. C. ltowell
of Yuma, Wm. II. Hardy of Mohave, and,
maybe, Capt. .1. P. Hargravc, Col Uigelow
and Judge Howard of Prescott.
There are, of course, many others scatter
ed throughout the Territory, whose modesty
will yet bo laid aside. The time for doing
something is rapidly approaching, and wo in
vite nil who think they givu transportation
to Congressional heads to soon make the fact
known, or forever after hold their peace.
We almost feel safe in stating tlmt neither
Governor Snflbrd, Secretary Hashford, Surveyor-General
Wasson, Juifgo Dcrry or any
other titled personage south of the Gila river
cares to run the rik of running, this time.
As to Mr. McCormick, ho may and may not
try for a fourth term, but, in case he con
cludes to do so, he will very noon open his
mouth and proclaim the fact.
Until such time, doubt and uncertainty as
to tho plan of tliecntnnaign.names of "stand
ard-bearers," etc., will exist in the minds of
tlio people, who havo just commenced to
take stock in politics.
(from ftnturdiy'. Dully.
Major Handall and Capt. Hamilton arrived
at Sau Carlos, March 19th, after a severe
scout of eighteen days. Tho following is
the correct account of tho result:
Found tho camp of F.s-kitn-in-zin, Cochi-
nay and Chuntz, twelve miles northwest of
old Camp Pinal, on tho 8th instant. In the
light (tlready reiwrtcd) thirteen bucks were
killed, and not eleven, fas the telegraph first
stated) but thirty-four women and children
were captured and aro now at San Carlos;
tne remainder escaxtl oy more accident, leav
ing everything in their camp, including all
stock, etc.
Cochinny, Chuntz and Pedro were o!T on
a raid in he vicinity of Tucson. K-kim-in-ziu
conducted the raid on Florence anil Stiles'
ranch, made a few weeks ago. Prisoners al
so say that a great many of the Indi
ans wcro averse to leaving the reservation.
but forced out by the influence of the Indians
already named ; that in the disputes occa
sioned by this difference of opinion, a fight
commenced in which four of their numlier
were killed. This account agrees with tho
statement given by thosa who surrendered
to Hamilton la&t month, and by the bands
who went in on tho Sierra lliauca reserva
tion some time since.
Capt E. H. Lcib, 5th Cavalry, left Tucson
yesterday, for Camp Grant, of which post
MajortJ. Gordon is now commandant.
It is rcKrted that a General Court .Mar
tial is to meet at Fort Whipple early next
week the names of tho otliccrs detailed wo
have not yet learned.
General Crook is expected in Tucson early
noxt week and may return to Prescott somo
time in the beginning or the coming montu.
Nothing new from Lieut. Shuylcr's com
mand as ret; nor from the detachment un
der Ward and Poillnn, both of which ought
to be in the Superstition or Pinal mountains,
somewhere between Florence and tho San
(I'twn Mon Uy't Dally.1
The annexed news is compiled from recent
telegrams and letters to the Minkr :
Tho steamer Cocopah arrived at hhren
berg on the 25th, and left on the 2Cth for
Mohave. Her cargo consisted in part, of
5G,000 pounds of government freight for
l'rescott, and i,sjO pounds for Vcrile, whicli
was unloaded at Ehrenberjr. Among her pas
sengers were Lieut Woodson, wifo and child,
l.iouts J icy I ami Allen. Mcut vvooiuou
comes I mm .Molinvo to v umpie. J.teut
llcyl to Camp Verde, and Lieut Allen re
port! for duty at Mohave.
Uen. Crook, with Ins Aide, l.icut uoss,
was to Icavo Camp Grant about the 2th
instant for Tucson, en route to Prescott. They
should bo in Tucson to-night or to-morrow
and may bo expected hero any time after
1'nrt ay.
Mrs. Taylor, wife or Capt A. 11. Taylor,
5th cavalry, died at Camp Grant on tho 13th
inst., altera short but severe illness. She
was a young woman of great personal charms
and much esteemed for her many noble qual
ities. Capt. Handall, 23d Infantry, now operating
against hostile Apaches, has under his com
tnand an eflectlvo force of about 2W soldiers
and Indian trailers.
Capt Hamilton aud Lieut Dabcock aro
with Capt Itandnll.
Lieut Schuyler's command of 150 6oldicrs
and friendly Indians from the Verde reserve,
aro prospecting tho western side of the Pi
nal and -Mescal mountains, and Lieutenants
Ward and Poillon aro moving in from the
Florence side t so that within a very short
time, all tho Ssn Carlos renegades must re-
turn to their
Tho rep
reports of C.int Taylor's recent scout
did Hint ntlWr rreat itiiustico by represent-
ting that ho felt compelled to return owing to
superiority in numbers oi ft uooy oi inuiuim,
discovered by him in Mescal mountain.
Capt Taylor found no signs of Indians at all
during his whole scout, tho weather being
very tempestuous and tho snow and rain ob
literating all trails". Upon reaching tho Gila
river, ho camped his pack-train on tho north
side of tho stream and that saino day started
on nn extended foot ncout with a largo de
tachment during tho course of this ho
latest man to come openly into the Held, or. mandinK office
winch wc have heard, is Col. K. S. WooNev, ' highly spoken
of .Stanwix Station, on the (Jila river. He '.and intelligent i
fouml it nccMsary to cross the Oila, and up
on its return that utream wat swollen t(
Kiich an extent by Hoods from the mountains,
that it wat impossible to crot.s it, one of the
command being drowned whilo making the
venture, dipt Taylor wt therefore obliged
to march across the mountains on foot to the
ban Carlos, a distance of over lifty miles,
with mud a foot deep on the trail mid him
self and men nearly famished with hunger.
The scout subsequently made by Kandall
and Hamilton discovered that tho rencado
Apaeues were not secreted in the section of
, , l. .. ? 'V'"imy.
i uwiiiuii. t,avnirv. tin now nm.
nicer oi uumn Urant. is rort
of IIS an ofllcient. nturrix
iiuviii;i;ih rilllllLT.
Mnt- n.. . - .
' "J" ' iu sutri on icavo ot au
sciico about tho end of the
Capt Lcib, 5th cavalry, had arrived nt
Gill n.irr KHi rarnln- I... ...ti..i r t
i General court-martial conslstinsof Ma
J,?r.I!f MKri"'i 0t M. P. Small, Capt
It. P. ilson, Lieut G. A, Goodale, Lieut
Charles Mini, Lieut 0. L. Weiting, is in ses-
siou ni, i on if uippio, trying an enlisted man
on a charge of burglary.
The new chapel at Whipple, we hear, is to
be dedicated next Sunday, (Kastor).
I From Tuety t Dolly.)
Tho General court-martial which assem
bled at Fort Whipple yesterday, for tho tri
al ot private Dunlap, -1th Infantry, charged
with burglary, adjourned tine tlit. Tho pro-
bii-miigs unvc noi jci ueen published.
Leave of absence for 30 days with normis
sum to apply to Adjutant General of the Ar
my, tnrougli Headquarters Military Division
wi mu i-uciiic, ior an extension oi seven
month, has been granted Lieut.-Col. E. A
Carr, 5th cavalry, on Surgeon's certificate of
uisauiiiiy. lA-ave 10 laKc cllect after the
jierrormancc of duty for which he is now de
First Lieut G. II. McDcrmott, 23d Infan
try, now at Fort Yuma, has been ordered to
Howie, with company F, or that regiment,
to which his promotion carried him.
A small party or Indies and gentlemen left
t nippie yesterday tor erile.
Capt It, P. Wilson, 5th cavalry, leaves to
morrow for Verde, via Dig Hug.
.Major uiandlcr, the new Chief Quarter
master, is expected hero within a very few
J. i . It I a y-v a ...
uays. t,apu nugncs, a. v- will come on
next gun stcimcr.
Owners of valuablo mines in this and every
other district of Arizona will do well to look
out for their claims, as, already, some men
have placed notices ujion old claims, with
tho view of taking possession of said claims
on the 10th day of June next, provided those
who lay claim to the,m are not present arid
working t!iem. A doubt has arisen at to
whether Uiu (.mendment to the law of 1872
does not give old claimants all of the year
ending .nmo w, iHift, In which to do the
necessary work, but, in the aWncc of a de
cision upon this oint, the Mfo way for all is
to immediately put $10 worth of work upon
every claim located prior to the passage or
inc ivongresaionai mining uct or ISi, and
S10O worth of work upon every claim locat
ed after the passage of said act. A still bet
tcr way would be to secure Government
patent to nil claims upon which suUicient
labor and money have been expended.
Concerning new bills, now before Congress,
speculators aro moving everything in the in
terest of Ward's bill, which is an abomina
tion to all ln)a fide miners and prospectors,
but wc have hopes that it will be defeated.
Should it pas, many poor men now engaged
in mining and jirosjiecting will have to leave
these fields of industry.
The News, Mcsilla, New Mexico, very pro
perly objects to seeing wool, gold, etc.,
shipped from the Territory; credited to Col
orado in eastern prints.
Ily the way, tho News ha, in a short
time, come to lie ono of the best looking,
wide awake journals of its Territory.
Mining Life, of Silver City, of March 14,
notices the departure, from its plies for Ari
zona, of a party or young men prospectors.
Gold and silver" bullion shipments were
growing in value, which proves that the
"camp" U getting to be solf-sustaining.
The Tennessee Mill company aro erecting
Bruckner cylinders.
That Di:i'ositorY. Military disbursing
officers, of high rank, assure us that business
men will havo no trouble in procuring chocks
on San Francisco and New York, in caso a
U. S. Depository is established at this place,
nnd said business men will mako n grand
mistake if they do not now bring all their
infiuenco to bear for tho purpose of securing
a depository. We think so, too, and entreat
them to work the matter up.
Moiiavi: Indians. These Indians, wo
learn, have got it into their heads that an at
tempt will ! made to take them to the Col
orado river reservation. Now, they aro hap
py as Indians care to Imj on the lands they
have, ror centuries past, cultivated, and threa
ten trouble should nn order for their removal
l issued. They live on tho Colorado, nir
Fort Mohave, havo good crops of wheat,
pumpkint, etc., growing, and want nothing
from government as.vo a little fresh meat,
now and then.
Somebody ought to start & woolen mill in
tho Territory. It would lie a paying Insti
tution. . t m
A board of survey it to assemble nt, Curop
Lowell, April (ith, to dctcrraino whi shall
pay for a Colt's pistol, which va lost while
stores wcro being removed from old to new
Lowell. This goes to hhow that nothing can
be lost to government, by tho Army In
Arizona. An Indian agent would nova' le
troubled about such a trifle.
Tho people of Uarilah, California, wcro
recently shocked, at finding, near tho town,
tho remains1 of n school girl, who had bc-cn
outraged and murdered by a monster in the
shape of a man. -
Senator Sumner said to have left prop
erty to thsJ value of aWut $jIW,00(i.
AIMZOXA. Willi V vvuyivn .hiiti .
UFA. Jil fill 1111 I. , "Ik I . V
Mr C. It. Foster, who has been running
township lines in Huulpui and Cedar Vallev
mining districts, Mohave county, arrived in
Precott on last Saturday afternoon, after
having accomplished a great dial or hard
field work. With him were several assistants.
Kxtcusivo traveling and sight seeing in our
sister county hat left a favorable impression
of the mineral wealth of said county en
graved upon his mind, and, although the trip
was a hard one, it has made himseir nnd as
sistants as rugged as gri.lies, since there is
no more health-producing labor in the world
than that or traveling through mountainous
Northern Arizona, over ground that was, un
til recently, occupied solely by murderous,
thieving savages. He, in hit travels, called
at CaBde Spring, Cerbat Mtdaanr
other places, visiting prominent quartx lodes,"
many of which will, he is positive, soon proTe
great wiurces of gold, silver nnd copper. The
Keystone ledge, in Mineral Paik, nnd the
Iltbcrnia, in Cedar Valley district, appear to
be his favorite, as upon them ho lavishes
great praise.
Mr N. P. Pierce, an old and worthy citi
zen of Prescott, came with Mr Foster. For
several months past, Mr Pierce, Sir Jaycox,
Mr Curamings and another man, have been
working a gold ledge, which working has
paid them very well. It is named the Green
wood. The following facts concerning the
Greenwood district, in which this mine is
situate, will give all conversant with the re
gion west of Prescott, an inkling or its
whereabouts: Greenwood district is bounded
on tho north by Hurro creek; on the west
by Sandy creek; south, by Santa Maria
river; tho east lino follows this stream for a
distanco of 15 miles.
The party have located two lcdm-s the
Greenwood and Telegraph. The first-named j
is n largo ledge, carrying bctwen ?C0 and
$100 gold to tho ton of rock. Five tons '
of rock, worked bythem in nn arrastra, gave
them about S100 in nice gold. The Tele- i
graph is neither as rich nor as large as the
Greenwood, but is valuable. In this region,
which is not to exceed 'l" miles from old
Camp Date creek, water, wood and grass arc
abundant. Tho climate is much warmer
than ours.
Col David Hurl!, an enterprising miner,
famous in Nevada, California, and elsewhere,
is now in the section of country or which
we speak, with a view to purchasing mines
and erecting a silver mill on tho Sandy-.
Mr. Pierce brought some or the ore with
H. W. Groom, Jackson McCrackin and
many othcrvonturesorao prospectors, former
ly of PrMCOtt, arc, at present, working mines
in Cedar valley district, near the Colorado
Mr McCormick has introduced the follow
ing: A Mil to provide for the construction of military
roads in Arizona.
He It i-n.icted by the fcnsto nnd Iloiuc of Re
presentatives of the United State or America In
Conjtres ascmblcd, Tlmt there be, nnd is hereby,
appropriated, from any money lu the Treasury of
the United States not otherwise appropriated, the
sum of thirty tlion?.iml dnllnri. to lie nscd, tinder
the direction of the Secretary of War. in thu con
struction of military roads In the Territory of
Arlxona, a folio, namely : From Fort Whip
pic to Carap McDowell, m lib a branch to Cnmp
vcrue; irom i-ort vi hippie to Bkull Valley ill
rect ; nnd fur Mirh work as Is needed upon the
road from old Camp Goodwin to Camp Apache.
A bill allowing otliccrs to wrnr certain emblems
Indicative of honors conferred upon them.
lie it enacted by the Senate and House of Re
presentatives of the t'nltcd States of America lu
Coujrrcss assembled. That section ilxtecn of the
act approved .Inly fifteenth, eighteen hundred
nnd seventy, shnll not bo fon.'tracd to prohibit
the rrcsiileut from authorising the commissioned
officers of the Army to wpar embroidered upon
the color of the authorized uniform, as an hon
orary distinction, the proper emblem or insignia
of rank of tho highest i-rade they have held, by
brevet or other commission, either in the regular
or volunteer service.
Hkaxs. The following, from the San
Diego Union, is applicable to almost any
farming locality in Arizona :
There Is money In beans. California "bayous"
are the best to plant. They arc the most proflln
hie that can be crown here." Wc have obtained
soma notes on thu cultivation of beans from a
practical f.umcr, who knows all about It, and
communicate tho same for the benefit of whom It
may concern. The bl fiW to plant beans Is In
Jlay ; tticy should not be planted until the mint
arc wholly over; If the month of May It chosen
the crop will mature In September. Vou can
fiiatu irom i,'jovio 1,400 pounds to the acre; thlt
s a fair average, nlthoush It Is said, "plant lust as
many as yon can prepare the ground lor." The
ground should be thoroughly plowed and har
rowed down smooth ; then act your plow so that
tho tharo will gt down but nhout half Its denth.
and drop yonr beans In every other furrow. Our
Intormant lias punted as bleu as three huudrcd
acres lu one season, and he says tbcro Is no crop
idkv requires so 111110 nitcnuon. i repnro tuo
ground properly and put In plenty of seed and
the hoatis will take cans of themselves. Tho ill-
rrctioits for harvesting the crop arc simple. He
says: "A choap a way to thresh beans ns I have
ever tried Is to put a floor on a tied covered with
canvass. In pulling tho vines turn tho roots np:
let them ly for a week, and then they are ready
for threshing, liy ualugaalcd In this way you
scatter your vines evenly over lb ground, so
that they will not dlscoramodo vou lu nlowlnc
again; and tho vlucs, plowed In, aru excellcut
Very tmo. Rut, they aro not Arizona
miners. They aro deluded men from Eastern
Htlirli.im Young Is orcanUIni: In Utah the
"OrIer of Knoch," tho first rwmlrcmunt of which
Is that every member shall turu ai, his propt-rlv
over tc Ihe church, tho moro Intelligent Mor
mons 'iro rirprrsented to be In rcbulliou a-alust
tut tcDt uie.
A young man of Virgin! City was engaged to
'oc marritij io nn "Indissoy" lats. Some mrrtdlcr
Intlmntcd to Ild young man that his luincicd
was already a mother thouzh not n wile. Art In-
tcr view ensued letwecu the parties dlri-ctl,v io
tcri'sico, wiicn 11 inir one cxciaimeo, ix,iwvon
her sobs: "Vc-yo-ym, I did havn one, bn-but It
wa-was a vcr-vciy small ono," The match is off.
Michigan Im abolished the striped clothing of
convict, writing materials arotoixj suopllca
to iirlsoner ; those who cannot read or write are
to be iciight, and every convict upon hit dlt-
r ijarf-o f. to ttccive a suit or ciotncs, 10, and
whatever he may hare earned by extra work.
Tho whole production of tho preclout metals
ihrouuiifut the world durluc 16W U ostlmated to
havo Mn worth ?sio,uw,ooo.
1. ., . I, H .
During the month of February, 1,831 passen
gers arrived tn California over tho Central l'ael.
lie, and 1.07 departed to the East. , .
IHo Less Is t aj t tint blU Vsu U luv AjuuiI
ibao every .cuvtcry.
JIk.w.k Si'hinoh, Arizona, )
March 21, 1871.
Tu tlit KUturof Hit Aiizonn Mintr.
Sin : Having observed for several years,
that you take quite a lively interest in the
future welfare and prosperity of this Terri
tory and lire constantly laboring lisrd and
honestly, to attract thu attention of farmers
to the land, I take tho liberty to send vou
a Mnnll statistical table, showing the aver
age amount oi rniniall during a certain peri
od at places in the United State, not vnrv.
ing much in longitude and latitude from this
station. The only noteworthy difference is
the altitude ; and still wc have more rain
than all the other stations except St. Louis:
Actrwje amount of rain for kkK mowtA frw
May to March.
106 1
0. 74
1. CU
114. S
0. 25
1. M
Allltu.J. ,
Mny. rnlnfrtll, .
Jniio, ' ..
July, " .,
Kit " ..
!. " .,
Not, ' . ,
Dim. " ..
Jnn. " ..
r.h. ..
Total, " ..
... '!'
. O.iTIn.
. (J. 11
. o.oi
. 033
. 0.03
. 0.05
. 1.16
. 3.0C
. O.tt
. 2.01
. e.55
Jos. Hlattlkh.
llio correspondent of the Alta California,
has been interviewing Indian commissioner
Smith, from whom hu got the following:
Corrcapondcnt. .Mr. Commlealoner, what have
you determined to do lu the matter of Irrigation
in Arizona?
Commissioner. I only wUh I hnd the 13,000.
The truth It that the Department Is actually
forced to be extrnvngant. The Kovrrnmcnt,
throjgh the military, puts the Indians 011 reser
vations and aays: "Stay there and you shnll be
fed ; Icavo aud you shall I killed."
The government says to the Indian commit
loner, ' Provide sustenance beef, Hour, etc.,
lor the Indians."
CommfoftloiiL'r aayt : " We have no money, or
not enough; Cougrca la furnished annually with
rttlmatcs ; It Is easy to show what it will cost tu
feed Indians ytr capita; but the appropriations
for each year are nlwayt too ima!!; the poople do
not liko to licsr of deficiencies; mc cannot feed
thu Indians."
Hut government says: " If you don't feed them
they will not stay on the reservation, nnd.wc shall
have to fight them. It costs more to fight them
than to feed them, and Is Inhnman."
So Mr. CommUiloncr is forced to mike con
tracts on credit, and so the deficiencies accumu
late, nnd so the Department is prcveuted from
economizing. Sometime the Department It vic
timized by wealty contractors; but none but
wealthy contractors can take contracts on credit,
now to mark ixnuss Srl.r-SUBTAIMtO.
The trne way to sustain Indians It, not to make
them till the toil, lint to take the first step in civ
ilization become herder of Hock. Any one of
the large reservations in Arizona could be made
to raise sheep, goat or cattle icfllclciit to feed all
the Indians of that Territory, aud with only a
slight cost at the outset, compared with thu re
sults to be attained. Make the Indians raise their
own stock. Tills can bo done with little trouble
to the Department and without hall the financier
ing required to procure supplies under thu pret
cnt policy. The Iudlaut could toon be tnadu self
tuttnlnlug. There may be trouble nnd wrong In the admin
istration of Indian aflalr; but the excuse for the
tame should tie removed first. There ought to
be a good credit established, and then a strict ac
counting. All the records of tho department
should lie open to all, and every charge should
be carefully Investigated. The wolves In sheep'
clothing should be unmasked and tingled out ;
not the whole class denounced.
There is a great deal of truth and sound
sense in the foregoing. Ono of Gen Crook's
first moves, after having subdued Indians
here, was to coax them to become owners of
stock, and some of them have now consider
able stock. Hut, it is not going to hurt an
Indian to mako him work a littlo on a gar
den patch.
i hat clear-headed woman, Mrs. Jane Swiss
helm, who has made Indians and their duty
a study, has, in a recent New York Tribune,
an able, logical article upon the subject of
forcing Indians to make a living out of the
soil, which forcing process ought, at once, to
be commenced.
Florence, A. T., March 25, 1674.
Editor Miner : The ecoutof U. S. sol
diers commanded by Lt Ward, and accom
panied by Uapt Rogers, .Messrs Miles, luttlc
and eight or ten other citizens of this place,
which left here eight or ten days since, in
search of the Apaches who have been steal
ing from and killing peoplo in this vicinity
for the last two months, returned this morn
ing. They did not meet with a favorable oppor
tunity for having a fight, but found, in thu
mountains, some 20 or 30 miles from this
town, where an engagement Lad taken pirn
between U. S. troops and Apaches, in which
several Apaches were killed and loft on the
battle field.
From fresh trails and numerous wigwams
sech, the scouts are satisfied there must be
about four or Avo hundred Apacho Indians
lurking in the mountains within 15 or 20
miles of Florence They also believe that
there is a band of Apaches in tho neighbor
hood ol tho placo above mentioned that have
nover been upon any reservation.
Tho scouts will go out again to-morrow.
They camo in for supplies and to get their
horses shod.
The people here aro agitating the question
of petitioning for a company of soldiers, to
be stationed near here to protect them and
their property. As the matter now stands,
no man, nor his property, is safe two miles
from town. It is not even safe to send a
team out for firewood, for every day Apache
irocKS nro saen wuuin a mno ui town,
Nil Desi'exaxdum.
It Js tho duty of every Arizonan not en
gaged in quartz mining to encourage and
bcli on who aro, lite men who are now
runniua mills and arrastras are the men who
are doing most for tho Territory, if hot for
themselves, and besides encouraging all such
to keep 011, wo ought to encoumgo other men
to uo tue tamo tuing, as upon 1110 bucccssioi
working of said mines business of ovory oth-
or kind will havo to roly, for activity and
.Tho discovery of a lode, tho cropplngs of
wlilcii assayed $m to tuo ton, recently cre
ated a big excitement in tho Ban Juan coun
try. oticii a uiscovcry, in Aruona, wntim
not excito tho greatest
tuiulu greenhorn
Established ISO.
Uusincss & Professional lards,
Tur.on, Arizona,
Will prncttr. lilt I'rof.Miun In sit tit Court of tb T.rrlWry
Ii. II. O limn.
Attorneys and Csninselors nt hnw.
Prr.rntt, Yavapai County, Arizona.
Will attend la Iraalnr.i In all tin courts of Ik. T.rrttory
.1. P. HA It (J II AVE,
Montezuma ttrctt, l'rccott, Arizona.
l'rescott, Arlzon.
Attorney at Jsxw9
Phoenix, Art son,
Will strictly atUmt to all butlatss otrustal to hbn, hi lb.
s.ttral Court, ol Itvcord la lb. Territory,
Prompt ttUntloa given to CcUectlent,
Malts Street, Tartan, A. T.
OHlre, North aide ol I'laxa, l'rescott.
Juitice of the Peace and Notary Public.
Notary Public and Conveyancer.
Blank Declaratory Kiatement,
And Iral Illankt of all kind. Ttlll collected promptly
Pbaelx, Maricopa Co. Arltona, Jan. 9th, 1673. .
Attorney at 11 aw.
Phoenix. Maricopa County, A. T.
Offlte, In Oj. New Depot, in tie Weet tklt of lb Men'
-cV. E. DAVIS,
Xlatral Park, Xsaav Coeaty, Arises,
Will attend to letral btutne la an tb eoart of Ut
Territory; nu.ke collection,, .le. mbStf
Auctioneer and Commission
Salesroom, North Side of Plaza.
Wnoi.csALE Dealers,
Forwarding and Commission Merchants,
Kbrenbrrtr, Arlxona.
Fred. Williams
Ha on band, at bU sew Saloon, cm sorts (Id of Data
of all kin J.', together with Urge stock .!
Four Milca East of Cam's Huslpai
N.T.r (alUnt; WATEU, In atmadaaoa. HAT JaV
and fltlAIN alwartreadj ior teanutes.. JEaL
a. C. liCHJEILS. Proprietor..
T. n. Cabtkk and Ltnr, SurenaMndwtt,
Montezuma Street, Corner Ourley.
fetid! A. L. MOEIXXB. FnfAtei:
The Post Trader1 Store
Fort Whipple,, Arizona,
Keep for Bt(
Grocerut, ProtUiotn, Can Fruit, Golhwy
lioott, Shoo, 8tatumtry, Fauey Goodit
Tobacco, Cigars, c.
Prices, Reasonable.
OKO. W. BOWERS, ProptUtor.
v. a. STfirtnixa.
Kelly & Stephens,
Tobacco and Cigars,
Fancy Goods, Yankee Notions,
freah Fruit Garden Deeds, &c.
IVfttott, Jannnrjr 18, 1E73 Jatp-T3U.
Location of Mining Claims.
No 1'rwrector r Wbh thouM go Into the toantrj- srttli
fxit n rr'y of tht y bJ0 y una Cirrrrt rAadfntdt
tT TfVCat
IUt fleatj-nflxith, and jxm will snonlmaietrout; as an en
as bl a twttsr, and a stout , around tb vtUt, a l'ttii .
d.iiilsl Quaker.
I'icKOlt, Auyutt I'i, XeU.

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