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The Indian Question.
Death of Col. Carter.
Letter from New York.
IfHCotl, yVrlVioiut '.Territory.
SATUUDAY MORNING. OCTOHIIR 15, 18C.9.
Sun I'rrinrUrn A !. Tliruui llnVK i the
rmtWUM ateflt for lh t iNF.n In San Kmnriwn Order
left at hUofllrr. No.yO(MCmil fliir). Merchant' Kiebancr,
OtlftimU ntret, 1-elow Mimtf-mnery, nill to promptly
U 1. KlMIF.K, tto VO nml SI, .Merrlmnt'i nirhnnirr,
California lret, San KmiicUoo, it autborlml to octal
Kinelo roplrt of the Ml.M.It can tw pirfliawl at the
Tho Prospecting Parties.
A jart of tho Miller prospecting arty re
turnct! hero this week. The remainder stop
pod behind, at Hill Williams' inountain, to
hunt and prospect Wo have not wen Mr.
Miller, tho leader of tho party, but lenrn that
ho went down tho Little Colorado nbout 150
miles, and saw no gold or evidentics of gold.
The man upon tho strength or whoso yarn or
tale tho trip was undertaken, "couldn't find
tho right place."
When last heard from, tho Jackson parly
was at Hat mountain, nbout 100 miles south
east of Prcscolt, nnd had not found dipgings.
Near Camp Reno they wero fired into
by Indian, when one of tho party was
wounded. The firo was roturncd, and two
6arages were killed. Shortly afterwards, the
Indians again attacked them, nnd were re
pulsed with a loss of three of their warriors.
Hearing of this, Col. Sanford, who, with
tomo troops, was scouting in the vicinity,
went to the party nnd advised them to wait
in camp until tho Phoenix party, led by Mr.
Cooluy, came up. Mr. Jackson and party
agreed to do so, and tho Colonel went to
work, got both parties together, when they
started. Should they fail to find diggings
this sido of Bait River, it was their intention
to push on to Pinal mountains, where gold is
known to exist. Col. Sanford deserves tho
thanks of our citizens for his kindness to our
A Militant Road. If our Government
cares a continental cent for this Territory it
will speedily build a military road 'from Pre
cott to Albuquerque, New Mexico, either by
tbe San Francisco mountain or by Camp Ver
de. Such a road would bring as people, cheap
en tho cost of living here, for troops as well
as citizens, and accomplish many other good
' things. Other Territories have had road
built through them, by government, and why
not this? We call upon the Delegate elect
from our sister Territory of New Me.xcio,
Hon. J. Francisco Chavez, to press this mat
ter upon Congress, as well as the matter of
placing mail service upon the route. Wc ex
pect nothing from our own delegate, for tho
rnodicun of influence possessed by him will
bo exerted for tho desert, or 32d parallel
route. As the opening of this road would
confer great benefit upon California, we think
the papers and people of tl&t State would do
well to urge their representatives in Congress
to give tho matter a helping hand.
Tun name of Tito Santa Barbara, (Califor
nia) Press, was, a little while ago, tho Pout,
arid its editor complains that exchanges, etc.,
still go directed to "Post,'' instead of to
Frets. Weil, wo can't bco what ditlercnco it
makes to him, as long as ho geta his "ex's,"
but, to plcaso him, we, for one, will hereafter
go to Press.
'Judge Titus, whois to do duty as Asso
ciate Justice of the Supremo Court of this
Territory, arrived at San Diego, California,
September 21, and is by this time, wc pre
sume, nt his post in tho First Judicial Dis
trict lie is a Pennsylvanian, nnd is said to
be an able lawyer.
The sum or 50,000 is to bo raised for tho
wifo and children of ox-Sccretary-of-War,
Rawlins, lately deceased. This may be right
and proper, bnt it is a littlo strange that peo
pie never think of raising anything for tho
wives and babies of xxr men who dio in
their country'H service. A paltry pension w
enough for sucbV
' Ncw Yonr CoRnmoNir.Ncr.. Wo have
now tho promiso of a weekly letter from
New York City, and wo hope our correspon
dent, who is a good writer, will stick to his
proroist). His first appears in to-day's paper.
Some San Franciscans have testified their
regard for ox-Secretary Seward by present
ing him with a cane, cigar-case, and snuffbox,
tho aggregate cost of which, figures up 3,000.
' Major. D. II. Clendbnin, 8th U. S. Cav
alry, is on h'w way to tako command of Camp
Goodwin, Pima county, this Territory. Tho
Major formerly commanded at Camp Whipple.
A dat or two ago, Indians entered tho
houso of Geo. Voorhco8,,of Kirkland Volloy,
whilo its occupant was at work, nnd took
therefrom two Henry rin!&!,nd a lot of am-
munition, worry tp near m.
The Montgomery (AlabaraV .VJiif .says
that Professor Northnp, wnClwaj elected
President of the University oTOubamajns a
nigger. ;" v
It is with ti feeling akin to sorrow, despair
and disgust, that wo again start otir pen on
a well-worn Indian trail, to recount the
rongs of the poor white citizens of this
lighty Republic?. Wo grieve for the recent
urder of two of our race by the aecuncd
ihmaolitcs, and for loss of propurty sustained
by poor white toilers. Wo despair of seeing
an early stop put to the bloody career of tho
savages, and arc disgusted with a government
mt allows these things to happen, from day
to day. and from year to year. In Heaven's
name, fellow-citizens of America, how long
do you projKwe to stand aloof and sco this
fair Territory preyed upon by n raco of de
mons, whom 'twere liaso Mattery to call men 7
hy not, at once, finish tho job of stibduinc
them, and i:ivo ns who suffer, toil and ticht.
to hold our position against them, a chance
to do something toward developing the re-
oourres of tho Territory? Why not tako
llrm hold of the Indian knot and sever it for
ever. It is a question of national importance,
and tho people of tho whole country should
see that it is quickly settled. Tho agents of
tho pooplo may say that they aro doing their
best to settlo it, but wc tell the jwoplo that
they aro not. We have barely enough troops
in this Territory to do garrison duty, guard
tho malls, escort and make an occasional
scout, still the magnates of tho capital pro
fess to tljink t hero arc enough to do all we
have enumerated and whin the Indians bo
lides. Preposterous hallucination, if, indeed,
they so think. The Indians arc numerous.
octivo and relentless in their warfaro upon
us, dovotinc their whole timo and attention
to it, whilo we merely mako spasmodic, fee
ble war niton them. This is neither the
fault of the military or citizens of tho Terri
tory. Roth do the best thoy" can under the
circumstances. Both nro lookinc forward to
tho day when their hands will be streiictli-
encd, and they will bo strong enough to wipo
out the reu villains that curse this Territory.
v e call upon tho people of our country to
give us a little of that sympathy and aid
which they aro so lavishly bestowing upon
mongrel foreigners in Cuba. Americans, your
advanco in Arizona needs aid to combat a
more savage foo than tho Spaniards, will you
grant it now, when tho head of the column,
after being fearfully battered, is wavering in
Its position, wistrully looking nnd praying for
aid, sympathy, weapons, with which to mako
a vicorous. determined, nerslstimt .nmnlr
u , 7 I -
upon the savage foe. We aro cut off from tho
remainder of our countrymen, surrounded by
strong tribes of Indians. Somo of these tribes
or a portion or their members profess
friendship for the white race, yet, wc know
how far this rriendship goes, nnd havo come
to tho conclusion that it would bo much bet
ter for us were thero no "friendly" Indians
in tho Territory. Then, wo would know ex
actly what to do and what to expect. Now,
wc know that the "Apache" ( convenient
namo under which to murder and steal)
receives aid and countenance from tho "friend-
lies." This Indian nucstion must bn nmlwxl
to the bottom. Wo mast know, for certain,
who aro our frionds and who are our enemies.
If friendly chiefs cannot control their "young
men," they can turn them over to tho mili
tary, or, at least, drive them lrom among
them and not allow them to return. Wo all
know the value of Indian professions, and tho
government and it agents should know some
thing about them now. Let a rigid inquiry
bo made into the conduct of the River Indians,
and, if found guilty of harboring murdcrei,
let them be punished. Tho lino of demarka
tion between warlike and friendly Indians
ought speedily to bo drawn, and each one
forced to keep his own Bide of tho line.
Then, and not until then, will wo havo our
enemy in our front. Now ho is on everv sido
of us, shooting bullets, as well as all kinds of
arrows. A team cannot go out of sight of
a mill, Tor n load of wood or quartz, without
nn expensive escort, a miner cannot sink a
hole on a lode without ho is encumbered with
n gun and six-shooter, a farmer cannot plow
in his field without packing tho same tools,
and a man or fimall party of men cannot
travel a trail or road without being well
armed. Of course, it is n diflicult matter to
live and mako headway against such draw
backs and dangers, and our progress has been
exceedingly slow. Now, this is n good coun
try, a rich country, and well worth tho cost
of pacification and redemption. It will, in
time, bo pacified, but whero h the use of
delaying tho accomplishment of that desired
end to an indefinite period of time, when by
sending two or thrco regiments of regular
cavalry here, tho thing can bo dono in a year
or two, or, if tho cavalry cannot bo Bent, then
by furnishing citizens with arms, ammuni
tion, clothing and provisions. For God's
sake, and tho sako of humanity, let something
bo dono for us speedily. Wo havo sufTercd
long enough, and cannot stand it much lon
ger. We havo been rolating horrors until sick
of the business, but they still crowd upon us,
and will contlnuo to bo enacted bo long as
Government pursues its present milk and
water policy towards Indians. Tho peoplo
should seo to it that a moro vigorous Indian
policy is adopted.
Ex-Goverkok F.F,Low,of California has
received tho appointment of Minister to Chi
na. He will suit the Mandarins.
A gentleman or this place has received a
private letter from a friend nt Tucson, which
states that Col. .Ins. P. T. Carter, ex-Secre-tnry
of the Territory, departed this lifo Tues
day, September 28, at the Rancho San Fran
cisco, between Caborcn anil Port Llbcrtad,
Sonora, Mexico. Deceased was well known
to most of our citizens, having resided here
from September 3, 18GG, until tho Fall of
1807, when, unfortunately for him, he went
to Tucson, whero ho contracted disease which,
no doubt, hastened! his death. Ho was a
Tcnncsscean by birth and took an active
part in the lato civil. war, on tho Federal side.
Socially, ho wits a vrry clever gentleman. Ho
leaves a wife, with jdiuin wo condole.
IjIKUTkkant 1). A. Kank and a party of
troops from Camp McDowell, nrrived at Fort
Whipple last Thursday afternoon, having in
charge Jos. Johnson, who, It is said killed
Sergeant McGovorn, at this place, on tho
night of tho 20th ult They also had in cus
tody Wm. Collins, who was concerned in the
terrible tragedy. Roth Johnson and Collins
were immediately turned over to Sherifl Tay
lor, who lodged them in jail to await exam
ination or tho action of tho Grand Jury.
They wero captured by Lieutenant McCIeave,
8th U. S. Cavalry, in tho mountains, near
Sacaton Station, Gila river, on the 8th last
Wo bclicvo tho Pima Indians trailed them to
their hiding place.
Got Lost. A short time ago, R. E. Fur
rington, Charles Franklin and another man,
started from Prescott, to go to Cam) Mc
Dowell, via tho trail. When near the Verde,
Iho pirty lost thoir way, and two of them,
Mr. Farriijgtnn nnd the stranger, wandered
through the mountains three days and thrco
nights, without food. Franklin leftthcin and
reached tho past long before they did. Whilo
wandering through tho mountains, Mr. Par
tington, who arrived homo Tuesday last, says
he saw ti great deal of Indian sign. They
suirered terribly, and blamo Franklin, as he
undertook to guido them through safely.
We learn from the Albuquerque, (Now
Mexico) Jlevirx, of a recent date, that track
laying on tho Kansas Pacific Railroad was re
sumed September 13. Hope it will bo kept
up until the road reaches Prescott.
Regarding the election in its Territory, tho
Revietc says : "So far as heard from the Re
publicans havo elected 15 members of tho
House of Representatives, being a majority or
Tour; and? members or the Senate, a majori
ty .of one. The Democrats havo 5 members
of tho House and 3 senators. Taos and So
corro arc yet to be heard from. Tho Senate
consists of 13 members, and the Houso of 20."
Skvt.ual citizens have lately been killed
in Arizona by tho Indians. Tho soldiers
seem to enjoy n pleasing exemption from a
like rate. Los Angeles Ifcut, Oct. 2d.
Yes, several citizens have lately been killed
by Indians hero; so have several soldiers, and
wo are pleased to bo able to stato that sol
diers and citizens havo moro than got even
with the Indians, and are still knocking them
over. There is no shirking of duty here,
fricud Nevs, by the soldiers.
Hot. September 27, was a hot day In Ixs
Angeles. According to tho iYetw, tho ther
mometer, at 2 o'clock p. m., stood at 101 deg.,
in the shade. Wc br.-G had some pretty
warm weather here recently, but not as hot
as that of Los
On the railroads in France electricity is
taking the place of human watchfulness. On
many lines thero arc contrivances where the
passing of a train is automatically announced
to neighboring stations. Tho cars nas3 over
connecting wires, and the train records itself
before and behind, so that its progress and
appearance nro alike indicated.
One of tho, members or the American asso
ciation Tor the advancement of science favors
tho abolition of months, and wants the days
of tho year numerically designated up to 305.
Dr. Bow's Jletitv) asks if it would not be
better for tho South to get "a Saxon army of
artisans, nstcid or an Asiatic horde or field
Fhom tho report or tho Assessor or Los
Angeles county, California, wo learn that
there nro 35,000 tearing Oraugo trees, and
3,000 lemon trees in that county. Tho News
says somo old orango trees produce 4,000. A
lemon tree's average production is given at
2,000. Its estimate of tho value or last year's
crop or oranges and lemons is 751,800.
Cius. E. Heane has joined tho editorial
staff of tho Los Angeles Daily Xetet. Ho
docs not stato tho particular department ho
has undertaken to rim.
A California exchango says Lcland Stan
ford and others, agrco to build, expeditiously,
a railroad between Stockton and Visalla,
nnd Stockton City votes them $300,000 in
bonds. Wo arc glad or this, Visalia is on
tho track of tho 35th parallel railroad route.
Sam McRkide, of tho Ptioblo (Colorado)
Chieftain, has taken uuto himsoir a rib, a
Miss Mary O. Thomas, of NeUon county,
CORllEOrO&titNCB AHIZOXA Ml
New Yojik City, Sept 21, 1
New York is fast assuming its Fall niear-
ancc, and, with the approach of cool wthcr
comes tho usual change in tho fashions The
ladles nro fast discarding their fancy caprics
and light silks, and donning heavy ajarcl.
Hright colors apjicar to be all tho rugeRcd,
being the most jKjpular with tho y(ngcr
branch, is worn in bonnets, jockeys, sihues,
cloaks, and even in dresses. To the rferor
almost every one, that horrible grcciaibcnd
is Tast disappearing, and will soon bo iiong
tho things that wore. While saying j few
words nbout dress, it is but fair tUat givo
the sterner sox a passing notice. In hco t(
tho natty littlo English walking coatthey
aro trying pretty hard to introduce thublte
dress coat, with brass buttons, and viOi a
fair prospect of success. You know thata-
riety is tho spico of life, nnd anything in lie
way of a change is warmly welcomed by lie
votaries of fashion. Tho ruling hat is a kv
crowned still-brim felt, with n very btdd
cloth band, but, Tor tho benefit of all io
may desire somuthing moro dressy, tho i t
tcrs havo again brought forward tho Ml
crown, curled brim silk hat, which has i it
been in vogue since spring. It being a lk le
too early for a minute description of tho f II
styles, I will reserve it for a future coir s
jiondencc. Thinking it may Interest your readers o
know what wo havo in the way or am i o
mcnt, I will give you a short account or w it
is going on at oiir theaters, beginning vlh
the palaco or the Eric King, James Fisk, .,
the Grand Opera House. Lucillo Westcii is
reigning there, ami lias just otai ted iqiuiil.r
fourteenth week. Sho has appeared in 1 Ol
iver Twist," "The Soa of Ice," her g;id
speciality or "East Lynne," and is nt pwriit
appearing in her matchless impcrsonatia pf
Dofta Dolores, in Sardon's great French nli
tary drama, Patrit.
Tho prince of American comedians, Jacph
Jefferson, has just concluded n very succis
fill engagement or seven weeks, at BoUi's
new nnd bcautlfo! theatre, apjicaring ivcry
night, as Rip Van Winkle, in Roucicult's
comedy of tho saihe name. Ho is succeded
by Miss Kate Batcman, who made he) first
appearance last night, as "Leah," a chatictcr
which sho has made solely her own. She
was warmly welcomed by n crowded lwisc.
At Niblo's, "Formosa," a new flvi act
drama, has superseded the Lydia Thoirpson
Chang, a Chincso monstrclty, nini feet
high, reigns supremo at Wood's Micum.
But, tho event of the season has been jic ap
pearance, at the Tammany, of Englanj's ex-
champion, Jem Mnce, in his Grecian Settles
rr-l- ; t t- . I..
i uc minor piaccs oi amusement arc reviving
their portion or patronage.
icstcrday, a French rrigato arrit-d at
quarantine, with several cnes of ycllov fever
aboard. Tho sick wero transferred b tho
hospital, when the ship was thorougliy fu
migatcd and cleansed. Sho then put b sea.
Wo do not anticipate tho spreading It this
terrible disease. Smitr
Governor Sai kord has offered a jward
Tor tho arrest or tho murderer or L. Anbony
Tho crime was committed at Florence Pima
Tiir. Upi'er Colokado. One or the bwcll
exploring party has mado a rcportJrrom
which wo conclude that navigating ti wa
ters or tho Upper Colorado is sorter ajainst
nature, nnd can't bo did.
The Wilmington correspondent or tb Los
Angeles Jieifstays Col. Baker, or thisblacc,
is soon to take charge or the military list at
w:i: . it- ! . t ... . . .1 .
.iujuifciuu. iio is oeiicr posicu thji the
Colonel, who, we learn, has not as yctimvlo
up ins nana to leave his prescnt.post.
Urkenbacks were quoted at 77c. t Sin
irancisco, on the 2d inst.
A Chicago despatch or Oct. 2d, fiys 19
persons wero killed and upwards or lo) sal
ded by tho explosion of an engine rt (ho
Indiana State Fair. 1
ho Money for Catholics. Tho Balti
more Catholic Mirror publishes thestacmcit
that President Grant, when callcj tiufn
lately by Father Wilson, of St. Ddninfys
Church, in that city, for n contrilmtim.
Plied that he "had no monoy to spare, ami If
..- wuulu po given towarus Jatho-
hc objects, as during tho recent w.r tho
Catholics as a body, wero rebels nil liad
identified . themselves with slavery an rebel
lion." Tho Mirror dermis tho Ctholics
from Mr. Grant's asporsions, and callshis at
tention to tho services of Sherman, Siiolds,
Meagher, Rosccrans, and the numcroij Irish
brigades which went down boyotl tho
4ITV" democratic majority In Calirohla, at
tnn lain rliptlnn .... . .1 ;uui 1 '
i, ui, uuuui, 1U,WU. I
A nkw Masonic magazine, tho Mirr. 1ml
outu hi, jjan rrancisco.
Tin. Boston Journal says that driinkmnerjs
is just as common in tho streets of thrt city
as ever, nnd that
just as rrcely as when thero was no hw fc
restrain llieir sain.
Sitka has bixty bar-rooms aud two brewe
WILLOW CREEK SAW-MUl.
i torn tho lnrri-Md fwllltte. for miUng ItimW i ,.
new location ofth. alve nml mill, n Ifcoiw ? L5
(It being- ,..( In tho mW.t of apwt u"u?1'
u "rl&fc m en''1'd oir"r I1"-"
Lumber, nt Grently Tlcducod Prices,
Clr Ltimlier, SI, at th . . . . ttftr ddu
Oilier qunllttM, In unit prarvrtion.
Trm-Ciuti on deliver jr. I. Ko!4 coin, or lu Mnluleil
Cnmitltlm W, ll, life rttnwlij. I wiy t0
come with your minify and we will not quibble m i,,,,
llecollett that, up to the time of tho tUrtlnr of tW. -.m
on 5fr jro, you
wr (fo, you had to pay from $00 to $w m u
rntier you WliL JOHN A. KL'RII
lunitier vou Uouir
I'rcMotl, Auirtut 14. ie0!,
QUARTZ mOUNTAiri SAW-MILL.
The nltcntlon of the nubile H mll.-il m n. r.
that wo have renewed facilities for the manufat
All KiiulH of .Lumber,
For Building purposes, and for Mills and MininK
PRICES, PER THOUSAND FEET:
flxt Mrrclinntable Lumber, St Mill Twenty .Hm
dear Kin '
IMllvercil In towo, ten dollar addition!.
Tbe an pricet will be adhered to nntlt fcUitr Imtiw
T'crmt. cab on delWerr. lovablo In II. ft n.M . -
iU equivalent In currency.
M)VK8 Si CURTIS
Preecott, Aiifpait 7, ISO. teplTCT
ORIENTAL BAKERY AND SALOON,
Next door to tho Minor Office.
FRESH BREAD,P1ES AND CAKES,
Always on baud,
KiirntelirJ hy thm week, tiny, or meal.
Oysters, Sardine?, etc.,
Sened In lyle, at all boun.
Prtucott, Jannarjr 23, 18).
HOOPER, WHITING & CO,
Saa FrnncUco nnd Tort Ynma, California.
Arizona City, Maricopa Wells, Saca
ton, Sweet Water, and Camp
YyH0LE15ALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IX
Forwarding and Commission Merchants.
Wo -Iflh to call the Ucr.tSo of tie puMk
generally, aud Meiiciu.nts, particularly, lo oar
facilities for Wholesaling and Jobbing at Lint
Wc keep constantly on band, at
The Largest and Mori General Steel iJ, Qvx
in the Territory, or in any one hmt
south of Stin Francisco,
Comprlallig ETrrj-thlnR the Country rtt
qnlree. AH of our goods are either Imported dlrcrt or
bought oi direct importers. M'ch riisfr
itcotui hatuhi thereby savin? the San Frandiw
Jobber's protit, which Is am. we ask to kim.
"Live nnd Let Live," U our motto. Ourtermt
are CASH, EXCLUSIVELY, and, rott cH,we
are always In readiness to supply dealera, ranch
eros and others, with goods, In Jobbing Iot,t
TJnprecdentedly Low Prices.
HOOl'EK, WHITING & CO.
Arlrona City. November 20, 1607.
DB m Ifc XD IV BEIlCr
J. OOLDWATEB & BR0.,
Wholcsalo Dealers In
Dry-Goods, Clotbimr, Boots, Shoe?, Grain,
Groceries, Provisions, etc.,
!te pettfiilly rail the attenlloa of tb ruWfes to Ibe fact liat
they are do lorated at tbe oew
TOWN OF "EIIRENBE11G,"
What lliey am prernred lo recelto rorrchRmli", U
tturage or IraDiportation, free of ctaf-
KllRKXHRRO 1 eltnato 09 the ewl tnk of thC"
riTvr. evTcii iniica www , " . . .1 .
Tenlent landing on Ibe rlrer, and Ueonoeettd wtw "
princjml trnriie of tho Interior bjr smA tarT r0--..,
Tbo twteflu to lie derived by bipfinff P"dl ru
buix are. a taring of Jit itolUrt per ten, and )
llnifof ipioil. , ,
I rolbt to Wlckenoarp;, loiir ceou rrom i r-
All mercbandno wtiiroi to u, eltber fort"ir
IramrorUitlon, will U) attoded to with core iwl oi""
Kor further particular, laqulre of
CommlMlon and Forwarding AR
aeplffgttf Hhrenburif. Arteg.
Siviss Stomach Bittern
I The lint and mort health 1J
ever Iplrptlneod into to UDMrfSWJ
is sun tno ieaain B,,wj7 ZtiitS
ttils sold than of all clhei vxwa
iTonica or Iillters. . . ,VtiuA
For Balo to the Trade uy i,",,
DKNDKL. Sole Agent. W-m '
OAHU-A few more boarders
inoilate.! with jrKl IIoor.1, V "
next dour to the itlner ofllee.
t-niank Mining n.l lUell '
KlVcclul unci Cieneriil I'otver.-of-Atlotrl'J
ries tor oov inhabitants.