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San FllANCIsro Aonsrr Mr. Thom.n Royce
Is the only authorized agent for the Mivr.it in nn
Francisco. Orders left at hU oilier, New Mer
chant's Exchange Building, room No. ISO, Califor
nia afreet, will be promptly attended to
Veto of the Arkansas Bill.
The. following is the. message of President
Johnson, vetoing the bill for the ndmiMion
of Arkansas:
To thk House or Hepr imkntativim : I
return without my signature, a bill entitled
" An Act to admit the State of Arkansas to
representation in Congress.'' To approve of
this bill would bo an admission on the part
of the Executive that tho act for the moro
etlicicnt government of the rebel States, jwssed
March 2d, 18G7, and tho act suplomcntary
thereto, were proper aud constitutional. My
opinion, however, in reference to those meas
ures has undergone no chance, but, on the
contrary, has been strenthened by the results
which have attended their execution. Even
wore this not the case, I could not consent to
a bill which is based on the assumption cither
that by an act of rebellion of a portion of
its people tho State of Arkansas seceded from
tho Union, or that Congress may at pleasure
cxpol or exclude any State from the Union
or interrupt its relations with the Govern
ment, by arbitrarily depriving it of represen
tation in tho Senate and Uouhj of Hepresen
tatives. If Arkansas is not a State in the
Union this bill does not admit it as a State.
If, on the other hand, it is a State in the
Union, no legislation is necessary to declare
it entitled to representation in Congress as
ono of the States of the Union. Tho Consti
tution alrcadv declares each State shall have
at least ono ilepresentative, that tho Senato
shall bo coinjiosed of two Senators from each
State; that no State, without its consent,
shall bo deprived of ita equal suiFrage in that
Senate and also makes each House the judge
of the election returns and qualifications of
its own members, and therefore all that is
now necessary to secure Arkansas in all its
constitutional relations to tho Government is
a decision by each House upon the eligibility
of those presenting their credentials to claim
scats in the respective Houses of Congress.
This is the plain and simple plan of tho Con
stitution, and believing that, had it been pur
sued when Congress assembled in the month
of December. Ic65. tho restoration of tho
States would long since have been completed,
I once more earnestly recommend that it be
adopted by each House. In rt ferenco to the
legislation, which I respectfully submit is not
only of doubtful constitutionality, and there
fore unwise and dangerous as a precedent, but
unnecessary, and not so effective in its opera
tion as the" mode prescribed by the Constitu
tion, it involves additional delay and from its
terms may bo taken rather as applicable to a
''Territory about to be admitted as ono of the
United States than a State which has occu
pied a place in the Union for upwards of a
quarter of a century.
The bill declares that Arkansas is entitled
and admitted to representation in Congress as
ono of tho States of the Union on the follow
ing fundamental condition: "That the Con
stitution of Arkansas shall never bo so amen
ded or changed as to deprive any citizen or
class of citizens of the United States of the
right to vote, who are entitled to vote by the
Constitution herein recognized, except for
punishment for crimes that are now felonies
at common law, whereof they shall have been
convicted, shall be applicable to all people of
said Mate; provided any alteration ot said
Constitution, prospective in its effect, may be
made in regard to time and place of residence
of voters."
I have been unable to find in tho Constitu
tion of the United States any warrant for the
exercise of authority thus claimed by Con
gress in assuming the power to imposo funda
mental conditions on a Stato which has been
duly admitted into tho Union on an equal
footing with the original States in all re
spects. Congress asserts a right to enter a
State as it may a lerntory. and to regulate
the highest prerogative of a free people the
elective franchise. This question is reserved
by the Constitution to the States themselves,
and to give to Congress the power to regu
late this woutd be to reserve the fundamen
tal principle of tho republic, and place in the
hands of the Federal Government a feature
of State sovereignty which belongs to the
State or the people, tho trao ource of all
political power by whom our Federal sys
tem was created, and to whoso will it is sub
ordinate. The bill fails to provido in what manner
Arkansas is to signify its acceptation of the
fundamental condition which Congress en
deavors to make unalterablo and irrevocable;
nor does it prescribe tho penalty to bo im
posed should tho people of tho Stato amend
or change particular portions of tho Constitu
tion, which was ono of the purposes of the bill
to perpetuate, but as to the consequence of
such action it leaves them in doubt and un
certainty. When tho circumstances under
which this Constitution has been brought to
the attention of Congress aro considered, it is
not unreasonable to suppose an effort will bo
mado to modify its provisions, especially those
in respect to which this measure prohibits
any alteration. It is seriously questioned
whether the Constitution has been ratified
by a majority of persons who, under the act
of March 2d, 18C7, and tho net supplementary
thereto, were entitled to registration nhd to
vote on that issue.
, Section 10 of this schedule provides that
no perbon disqualified from voting or register
ing under this Constitution shall vote fur can
didates for an' office, or be allowed to vote
for tho ratification or rejection of the Consti
tution. The prohibitions herein authorized
arc ftwimwl to bo in forco before its adoption.
In disregard of the law of Congress, the Con
stitution undertakes to imposo upon electors
other conditions. The fith section of the
eighth article provides that all persons before
registering or voting must take or subscribe
to an oath which, among other obligations,
contains this : "That 1 accept tho civil and
political equality of all men, and.airree not to
attempt to deprive any person or persons, on
.account of race, color, or previous condition,
of any political or civil r.'ghts, privilege or
immunity csjoyed by any otficr class of men."
It U well Known that in a my large portion
of tho election in nil tlio States the majority I
. . . . l '
ilo not lioiicvo in or accept t lie r.icucai
unifilitv ill" liiiliiiix Miiiurnlinr. or IireroeS !
with tlm rim (n U'liirli tlitu Itolfim. If tliu ;
voters in nmnv States of the North and West
were required to take such an oath as a teM
of their qualifications, thcro is reason to be
lieve that the majority of them would remain
from the poll mther'thnn comply with such
degrading conditions. How far this test oath
prevented tho registration of thoso who were
qualified under the laws of Congress il is im
jwsslble to wiy ; but such was its effect, at
least stilllcieiit to overcome the small and
doubtful majority in favor of the Constitu
tion. Of thU there can be no reasonable
doubt. Should the jieople or Arkansas,
therefore, desiring to enjoy the electhu fran
chise so as to make it conform with the in-ti
tutions of a large proportion of the Stales
of tho North and Wet, and modify tho pro
visions referred to in the fundamental condi
tion, what is to lc the consequence ? Is it
intended that a denial of representation shall
follow 7 If so, may we not seo at some future
dav, a recurrence of tho trouble which have
so "long agitated the country? Would it not
bo the part of wisdom to tliko for our guide
the Federal Constitution, rather than to re
sort to measures which, looking only to the
present, may, in a few years, renew in an ag
gravated form, tho strife caused by legisla
tion which has proven to be ill-timed and un
fortunate. Andrkw Johnson.
Washington, J). C, June 20, 1803.
The Carnival of Blood at the Capital.
The protended victory of the Hadical
negro party is hardly forty-eight hours old,
and we have to record in our local columns
brutal murders, felonious house-breakings by
an infiiriatod mob, murderous assaults with
out provocation Uxm unoffending citizens,
and outrages innumerable. They are only a
tithe of what has boon reported to us, and
we include only those which have been prop
erly vouched for by reliable witnesses. If wo
were to publish the list reported otherwise,
whole columns mizht be rilled with accounts
of these outrages. Hut theso will suffice to
show what is to be expected from " Hadical
rule" law -breaking, murder, rapine, robbery
and violence, without stint and without pun
ishment. In addition to the death of one of
the victims of the negro riot, recently, return
ing from a Hadical meeting at the City Hall,
when a shoo store was sacked merely for
plunder and its occupants beaten so vTpy
that one of them has since died, wo find re
corded the murder by negroes, a few nights
since, after their feasts of intiammatory
speeches from Forney, Uowen .t Co.. of ono
poor victim ot tneir insane wrain upon me
most public avenue of the city; tho severe
wounding and beating several others; the
wanton sacking of drug stores, restaurants,
and groceries, wherevor liquor was supposed
to lie had, and the rented murder of three
other unoffending white men in various parts
of tho city. The residences of Conservative
private citizens and Conservative judges of
election were viitcd witli violence by this
mob of irresponsible negroes, intoxicated with
the Honor from tho stores they had sacked,
and infuriated by tho incendiary speeches
mado to them by white mon, who dared not
participate in the "playful vagaries" of their
ignorant dupes, nnd executors of the incen
diarism they had inculcated. White ladies
who dared to show themselves at their win
dows were subjected to the foulest abuse,
and even tho street cars were assailed with
showers of stones and missiles. The negroes
were arnied with clubs, razors, knives, and
pistols, and with them marched whole com
panies armed with muskets. They made
night hideous with their yells, and defied the
power of the police. The mob yelled for
Grant and Colfax, while robbing, plundering,
and murdering. Grant and Colfax is the
watchword of then "demons let loose."
Grant and Colfax is all they know, except
tho local name of Bowen. Grant and Colfax
nnd Uowen will be, by this community, held
responsible for all the torrible outrages com
mitted by their mob of negro supporters who
rushed from a Grant nnd Colfax ratification
meeting to rapine and murder, as an exempli
fication ot tho liberty they expect to enjoy
under such leaders. Tho city of Washing
ton lias been made, by the Hadical majority
in Congress, a political experimental garden.
In the result of the last few days wo have
evidence of the consequences of Congressional
rule, and Grant and Colfax as the nominees of
nogro-cquality Radicalism. National Intelli
gencer. Accidents by 1) lasting Tampino. How
frequently do wo hear of tho painful fact that
a poor man has lost his life by blasting ! Why
does this occur ? 1 believe that in nineteen
cases out of twenty, it is through carlets
ncss from a want of consideration that they
are dealing with gunpowder. Let tho charge
of powder be put into tho hole, not nil at
Once, but whilst it is being done, settle it
down twice or thrice with the swab-stick,
and when all in, ram it well down with tho
same tool not with tho iron tamping-bar
and cover it tightly and firmly with a piece
of dry clay. This done, at once dip the end
of the swab-stick in water, or better still, into
the wet sludge that has been made in the
process of boring, and with it free the sides
of tho hole from the dust of powder which
must, of necessity, lmvo adhered to them in
pouring in the charge, and which if not re
moved, will be likely, by a spark from tho
tamping-bar, in tamping, to convey fire to it.
Well wipe out your hole with the wet swab
stick. Having done this, put in a large layer
of fine, properly prepared tamping, and softly
and carefully settle it down and ' floor" it
with tho tamping-bar alone using no ham
mer for the first layer. I say put in a large
layer, for if tho first layer be a small one, it
will bo tho moro liable to bo forced down by
tho tamping-bar nnd disturb tho jowder.
Settle down tho fint layer of tamping in this
way, and then with impunity, tho hammer
may be used taking care, at the same time,
to keep tho tamping-bar free form the safety
fuse. Let these little matters bo attended
to, and no fear of explosion in tamping need
be apprehended all will bo safe life will
not bo sacrificed. As a matter of course,
proper material for tamping should bo eoloc
ted. I havo frequently known minors, when
working on hard, fiory ground, to carry tamp
ing from homo daily to tho mines witli them
stono of a soft yielding nature, and well
bruised before used bruised, coarso potsherd
is good. Thcro seems to be an idea existing
very generally that tamping require to bo
1 a. I ..:!. 1 tin 11 timo tin
urn en win groat iurra iiiiiiiiiniiu,i
IllUcll HO tllllt. US ht'furt' said, tllC lllfllk't IH ,
(.omctiines oinnloved: hut thk u Inn fatally
ween proven, is not noct-wiry n -holo
lie Judiciously placed, even the hammer,
gcnerall'v caking, nn'd scarcely bo Hied. 1
fray fatally proved, became it ii well known
that on the lirst laver ot tarn pmjr uemg nam
mered down' explosion has taken place, the
burden of the hole has been reuiovod. and
tho poor unfortunate miner has lost his life.
Jolts Lean: West Ilritvn.
Hijaltii a.vu nxr.Rrisr.. Cicero is described
by I'lutnrch as lieing, at one period of his
life, extremely thin and slender ; and having
such a weakness that he could cat but little
in fact, ho could retain scarcely anything on
his stomach, his whole frame being so cx
tremoly wctik. He traveled to Athens, how
ever, for tho recovery of his health, where his
body was so strengthened by gymnastic exer
cises as to become firm and robust; and
his voice, which had been harsh, was
thoroughly formed, and rendered sweet,
lull and sonorous. And of Julius
Crosar, tho same author informs us that ho
was originally of a slender habit of body; his
flesh being extremely soft and of a silky huo ;
ho was troubled with violent tains in tho
head, and was subject to epilepsy; but influ
enced by tho example of Cicero, and a great
many others of his contemporaries, he found
in exercise the best medicine for his indispo
sition, as after them he went through long
marches, bore coarse diet, frequent sleeping
in tho field, and continued for many years
exposed to tho hardships of war. The great
physician, Hoffman, in a specinl treatise on
gymnastics, justly celebrates it as tho best of
tnodicino ; and tho celebrated poet Dryden
assorts that
"Th wlw fur rnr? on exewiw defMuI;
U1 Mrer immIo hit work tor man to wcwl."
Among the irticu!ar diseases in tho cure
of which gymnastic exercises lmvo been found
tho most officinal are gout, rheumatism, con
sumption, nervons disorders, bilious colic,
droiHy, imlsv, dieaws of tho mind, besides
many others. With regard to the choice of
uxercia for curing diseases, it has been justly
remarked that there are many points to
be attended to. Every kind of exercii-o, and
every degree of it, is riot fit for every consti
tution ; far less in every complaint, or at all
times. Which is tho proper sort of exerciso
to Iks recommended, must depend upon par
ticular circumstances of habit, ago, constitu
tion, or disorder; and in cases where tho
whole frame is enfeebled, the advice of an
intelligent teacher is not to be neglected. j
Exercise is well entitled in various respects j
to le considered as a common aid to physic
to use a phrase which .Ksculapius originally J
ued. In fail, when tho body is, by exercis?,
brought into a good state of health, and all
the humors are wholesome, should it bo at
tacked by disease it will bo moro easily re
stored; hence, it is well observed, that we
ought undoubtedly to attribute the wonder
ful success of the "ancient physicians in cur
ing diseases with such indifferent materials
as their pharmacy afforded, to the patient
having his blood in general pure and his body
healthy by an attention to exercise. iVftfioo
al Frcematw.
Certainly Not. Even if Iirittania did
rule the waves sho could not retain the alle
giance of the mermaids because they are all
It is said that the "Editor's Drawer" in
Harjier'a Magazine is made up by a woman.
So are a great many editor's drawers.
County, Arizona. '
JL recently taken charce of tho above
named liouac, would Inform the people of Arizona
anil the traveling public, tbnt It is his Intention to
do everything poiblc to plcuc nnd sutUfy all
who favor him with their patronage.
P. O'NKILL, Proprietor.
Wlckenbnrg, March 12, lSftS. mil.
Wickenburg, Arizona.
fully informs tho public and his
old friends, that he Is now lnanufacturinir.
and keeps constantly ou hand, a superior quality of
L a i e r 11 tier.
In connection with (he Browery Is a flrst-elass
Bar, which Is always supplied with tho boat of
The patronage of the public is eolicltcd.
A. H. 1'KEI'LF.S, Proprietor.
"Wlckenburg, March 12, lfeOS. mil
.... DKAI.KH IN ....
Groceries, Pruviiions,
JlooU, Shoes,
Clothing, Dry-Goodt,
Tobat-ru, dr.
PsT" Sells cheaper than any other merchant In
Central Arizona. novt!0'07.
.... AND . ..
Montezuma Street, Prescott
Material, for Chairs, Tablos, lledstonds,
etc., promptly llllcd and tent to all part of the
Territory. Clwlre, Tables and Bedsteads made to
order, All kinds of Cablnot Work neatly oxeeutod.
Our Prices lire I(casoualil.
Trcscott, Februwy 21, 16CS.
San rrnnchsco nnd Tort Vumn, California.
Arizona City, Maricopa Wclla, Sncn
ton, Swcot Water, nnd Cnmp
McDowell, Arizona.
Forwarding and Commission Merchants.
Wo wish to enll tho attention of the public
generally, ami Mmichant?, particularly, to our
fhclllttes for' Wholesaling and Jobbing at Low
We keep constantly on Imnil, at
Tkt lAtrgt and Mod General Stock of G&(
in the TerrittHy, or in tmy one houst
toHth of &tn AVftwWart,
I" very! hlni;
lllll I'D.
the Country lle-
AH of our goods are cttlier Imported direct or
1 (ought ofillrect importer. H4ij nothing from
uaml hand; thereby Mtving the San Fraucltco
Jobber's proflt, which Is am. wn ask to makb.
" Live and Lt Live," Is our motto. Our terms
re CASH, RXCI.USf VKM", and, rou cash, wc
are always In readiness to supply doabjrs, ranch
eros ii ml others, with goods, in jobbing lot, at
Unprocedcntcdly Low Prices.
f'.EOHGK V. HOOl'KIt vt CO.
Arizona City. November 20, 1S07.
Arizona City, Arizona.
Wholesale and Itotail Dealers in
Dry Goods, Clothing,
Hoots, Shews, Hats, Caps,
Fancy Goods,
Muical Instruments, Hook and Stationer,
Guns, Pistols and Ammunition, .Mining
and Farming Implements.
Moro Varieties than any other House In Arizona.
Arltona City, May 14, 1M. myCO
Yavapai County. J
Estate of John Simmons, Deceased.
JL.1 In puruance of an order of the Probate
Court of the County of Yavapai. In tho Territory
of Arizona, made on the eleventh dy of May, A.
I). 1M- In the matter of the Ktbite of John Slm
moin, drecaAed, the uuderittmied, Administrator
nf i!d it-tc, tr!!l all. by public auction, to ths
highest and beet bidder, lor i-h, at the Court
House, In the town of I'rwott, t ten o'clock a.
m., on SATURDAY, AUGUST Mb, A. D. lM,the
following property of the dceetMHi, constating of:
800 feet In tho Qusrtz Lode, MAZKITA,
1W " " " " '
aoo " " " "
soo " " " "
000 " " "
GOO " " " "
000 " " "
(XX) " " " " "
000 " " "
COO " " " "
All the above, by location.
by pnrohosc,
100 feet In tho BENRDICT,
ACCIDENTAL, 2d Kt. South,
S00 "
200 "
W0 "
000 "
BIO BUG, Kxtenflon,
Situated on Walnut Creek.
One AUXILIARY CLAIM of lOOAeros, adjoining
Mountaineer Quartz Lode.
AUo, tho following TOWN PROPERTY,
situate In the Town of Prescott -
Town Lot No, 41 Bloek No. 17,
10 j
ii ii ii r - ii jjJ
ii ii a 4
it ii (j ii ii 4jj
One-half of lot No. 8, In bloek 20, -fflth'house.
Dated Prescott, Yavapai county,
A..T., July 3d. m.
BENJAMIN BLOCK, Administrator.
By JOHN HOWARD, Attorney. Jylllt
Quartz Mountain Saw Mill.
called to the fact that wc havo renewed
facilities for thy manufacture of
All Kinds of Lumber,
for Building purposes, and for .Mills and Mining.
U77" Come with your money, and wo will ar
range tho price according to the quality.
Terms, eash on delivery, paynblo In U. S. gold
coin, or Its equivalent In curraney.
A. Q. N0YE3, Agnt.
Prottott, September 17, 1S07.
Arizona Stage Company.
S'agCS Leave
every Saturday.
i r .... ffll . . - '
I Leavo Wickenburg every Thursday.
iSvniMVvvkly Mail it5j(ul..
i twven Iai Paz mid Pi,.H.u
i in ii lifii iiut'g,
.1. (iOI.inVATEH, Agent nt U I',,
w. k. I'liititiij VhV ;;.
Hook and Job l'rintiiifr Office,
Largest and Most Complete EstaWfet
.01' THH KINIl.
imll.-il i
riain, i-ucy mm unminemai Typ.', uad
prletors are Uclrrmlueil to execute nil v, .
which they may be taveretl In tbr nrat - a:
t)le of the art
Work may be ordered from miv pin
Territory, anil, when accotntMiilid with t'
11 will Inj promjrtiy cj ten led nU mnt lv r
i dirrclml.
IVroons end1iig w money for mUt
advertUlnir or Job work, mnv forward :i n
or otherwise, at their own rbiV.
Mcct (uiics Institute.
San Francixco.
.Mechanlcf.' Intitute hereby give wtn
that the Sixth Industrial F.xMUtlon of th! Kh
ctatlon will he held fowe tinitln ABtltv "i
a Imllilhne to lie ereeteil for the putjxw n m n
Square in this eitv. KTcry preparulon .il
made to ccomtnotUle exhibitors jndUu.rw t
a view to make the Exhibition pronuMe. twin,
tire nnd plmuant to all part'.u.'.
During tb9 three years which bare tntfrnr
since the holding of the lt Exhl'.itlon ir ' -
elty the roanufaetunus, niwh'uiiiiii. si .ntiti r
useful anil ornamental arte ba" mad" u.,
denied procreee on this cwt "'"I It
will exceed any other In vnliif that ha t -
held on the shore of the ParlUc.
The pln of balldinr to lie erected.
twen adopted by the lio-trd ol Inr.T-r.-belli-ved.
will prorr to be t!,. !x-t a.'..;-"'
for display anil convenience erf the pu'1!
building ever ttrte n the State. The r ,. .
will be perfectly water-tight, -lng ron n v
a shingle roof, so tbitt no damage from U
incuts can be anticipated.
All purtic who are ioterested In anv
branches nf Manufactures, Met hani r c i
and Sciences are Invited toexhibit in lie jr
Exhibition, and to share In the publicity sal
seqnent protlt which olweys nttemli '& -.
priees. Suitable preiniuiiis will ' olli'ril,
the s))eeil(c date of opening the Exbibltloa -
txi puuiubou At tome nnu-e ume.
By order of the Board of Directors,
or. Sxt
RS"QuIok Cures nd Moderate Cbs&l
Private Medical and Surgical Insatote.
8iuramnt fitrrrt, Im4w Mwilifirasrv Mrr"" ,v
MaM SlnatUr t:jiiBy oKc. l"nTleiS." 1
IW4or(r Mrtt, Hm 1'nnrUro. ,
KttsbihW irrtl lu sflimt the sffllctfJ KXl t
Mtotttrw mwlkal tiki Is Hi tmi)$nrst soJ','r
I'rlvntfl ivwl Cttraaie Iiiu, vu of Utrrtc ts-
To Corrrsiomlcnts.
Patterns (male or frmoli") rwUinir in wirr '
Steles siwl Tcrritor1, boirTr dUUnt ho oa
the ojnlon and advice of DR. DOIIFUTi la w
I-rU e nKt, aixl wb IhUk. lT)ir lu ia!'
Uitit i.f such In pmhreopo ti huliboff s 1" '
tenlew, are rwiiwtfally mmted 1U1 thru rn:
Mum wilt x Ml mil Kured. Hit Dt'llr i
this efiortHKitv -f .trUf tht all !.HriC r
uml reillwl to only by Wmself, ami tie UtKr " Fa
If the utM bo ftili aod eantlklly tlwrilxJ. r.
maaieaUoa will bo wntmmry. M in"1"
irjrWn Hml lha xwmnil trMitHumt erf tie ft
Hg Ike imwM will Ixi frwar.led wiUk' u
in Meh BMMf at U emvey mo idea of l" V'S
letter r irei ki tfamnitttwt
PrmOTltntkm hy lttr 4Uenriie. free.
remanent euro ifuaraateel or rxi W..... n
DR. DOIIKRTY has Jut pnWliheJ "i"1'"
plilet. emlxlylD(f bis own rWwaml rji '
Hon tu ItlllXI
xiienee or vinniy. i""s - - - n-
m or Roniln&l Weakae. 1 x
liaMlltv K,.u.t iiKio this AaeruoD, -
IffnUon, snJ
This HtUe werk eontatM Isfwwation &ttrx , , it
Jo an, wbirther m-nltd er r
return iUib.
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