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MINER.
PRESCOTT, ARIZONA, SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 20, 1S72.
ESTABLISHED 1S64.
volume ix--xo. i
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!RESCOTT,
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The Mix an," Prescott, Ationa.
INDIAN QUESTION AGAIN.
IVum tlm MlKtUt of ri. 3.
witli. wo will state that a portion
icw the Territory of Arizona v. u
u Mxieo as one of the results j!'
1
.1 f
is.' t , ,i, tneas oi wuicu, on me part oi
' i- never licen questioned. Tito
- -i, ,n the Gadsden purchase oof
t:try ten iiullions ot dollars. uere,
- v t ; a colv strip of land, peopled by
t ii il v....
il
i- most laitiiieas ana uioou-iiiirs-y
cn 'i'c continent of America, and
(o the territory had never
- ;f jtefl by the semi-civilutd
:uia they Had conquered ii, ry
n i ;verntent or by our own. For
- -v, lben, pray, did our (lovcru
( .;!- this territory, at so groat a
' and treasure 7 Clearly not for a
" t.lezvotw for cruel, blood-thirsty,
V -. What, then ? Well we
'" the intention was to ojwm it t
n ! aettletnent, by American citi
trac, it. vraa thought, would dr--ourceg
and thereby lae it in
1 r-pay the parent Goyermneiit
' iv in acqiiirinr and defending i-
i"1 ronocded. was the intention
t liia irell -understood intention i
t, citizens came from all parts
i ind eugagel in busineiw, in the j
. s".uid the Apache attempt to
" ) i annoy them, as for hundreds
is thereto they had murdered
nnoyed the ikle.vicans anl ucb
f i(. Territory, Government, w h
i u. would come to iheir r
i Indian to eulwide. Now . it
otne of those early American
i failings, just as a few ol t he ;
i i every region of the Continent
! '.-it why cry out ajjnin-t till .f'
Mirteoinittps of a few? And'
ere the criminals, or other bad- :
ieana who eame here soon after '
ot the Territory, or who have i
Iok throughout tlie Territory
this late day and you will n t
- h. lndetd, the citizens of tie 1
- old a well ha those who have
are men and women whose '
ii devoted to honorable callings; j
r i'Mia have been honest and patri- ;
: irtnea ami heroic spirit stand
if!y, as good indications of char
.. above reproach. Then, wlv ;
:.dera dii-eeted by Colyer, Oree
t mie and again, during the past
. , vi tlie column of the Now ork
ni l otlier " Christian newpa
t" AUantie. States, donouneod the
n I-of Ariaona as renegades from
Slope, forced emigrants from
whom, they say. vigilance com-,
froi'j that Stated; and who,!
- dcah-t : in bad epithots say, are j
e ovcct to make money and ,
i..:binti the Government.'" j
v flieve. a fact, that the first
v .. came here, and settled along j
: uail route, were, tor a snort
' ' tin. Anaches, which race of
i -ourted the favor ot Americans,
- :!1 kept oil at their eld work of
. i iturticnngtbe Mexicans ana t;.e
i Itwlians scattered in villages i
' the Gadaden Purchase. This j
s lasted until the year lbOl, '
-1 ie- t ion d their weapons upon j
' s s wt il as Mejtteanft and Indi- !
that year the Apaches visited ,
Kauons and wire treateti in tin
icil maimer unti! me day, one of
' rie "mmited borne sspitoful act ;
'or which act he received a kick
33 t
t.
iix't.
uun n uson. an emp, ye oi tut
paay. This awoki tho elwnbcring
- AuAciie; he remrtod the aflair
Hi.
4.
"a. :
;:"v. To ttts Wilson assattted ; prelum-!
rN uuu uv -ue
w one uay m ine i
Ta ---... ,i iUU miu iiutMiy Mil toe )
-if" 1 rombatante each anne-1 with a
."J,' ootwmet in deadly conflict, 1
CV j " ,ai v"9nt flown to rise no more,
cd ."f'ndiuM, though disappoint
satiafiod; on after this
ac : a txa w-s attacked and pluudor-
i
ed, and all the White people in it were either
murdered or carried into captivity; then
stations were attached, and cruel, relentless,
savage warfare has ever since been waged
upon Americans by the Apaches. And such
a war as has never darkened the pages of
history! A war wherein White captives
have been tortured to death by various devil
ish modes, the most fearful of -which was the
hanging of men by the heels, to the limbs of
trees, while underneath their heads slow
burning fires were kept up until long after
the last spark of life had been fried out of
the poor victims!
Previous to this, the Indians in this sec
tion had used every effort to stop and kill
all emigrants who attempted to pass over
the Beale route to California, as Mr. Bang
hart, now of Chino Valley, who, with his
family, was driven back by the Apaches, well
remembers.
As early as 1855 these Indians made des
perate attempts to kill F. X. Aubrey and
party while they were returning from Cali
fornia to the States.
In 18G3, when the first White people set
tled in this portion of the Territory, the In
dians tried to screen their diabolical hearts
with friendship, great amounts of which they
professed to have for their White brethren,
who, we know, shared their scanty supply
of food and clothing with the Indians. Soon,
however, animals of whites disappeared ; Mr.
Indian commenced to remind the Whites
that the wood they were burning was theirs
(the Indians'); that the grass which their
animals were eating was Indian grass, &c.,
and that the Indians wanted par for these
things. This was more than the Whites
were able or wished to stand. Their Gov
ernment had bought and paid for the Terri
tory, and there being plenty of room for
themselves and the Indians, they concluded
to stay and "work out their sitle to it."
This they had almost succeeded in doing,
when, in an evil hour, Vincent Colyer, a bo
gus apostle of peace, came here, and, by a
display of pro-consular power, and a lavish
expenditure of presents to Indians, stayed
the tide of battle that was then in our favor,
and made an impression for evil upon our
foes, which, we fear, will be hard to rub out.
This, too, after ten years of suffering had
been passed by our people, after about 500
American and Mexican lives had been taken
by the foe, after hundreds of people had been
plundered of animals and other proporty, and
after other hundreds had been driven to
seek safety and a living elsewhere.
It is also well known that from 18G1 up
to the present time, many treaties of peace
were made with the Apaches, by military
officers of the Government, who have fed
those treaty-making Apaches, at military
posts, and supplied-their other wants, so long
as the Apaches condescended to stay around
the posu, or even to call, once in a great
while. It is, too, a fact beyond dispute,
that, during those treaty periods, more mur
ders and robberies were committed by the
Indians than at any other times. And why ?
Well, the why thereof is that treaties have
generally been made late during Fall seasons,
with the view, on the part of the Indians, of
having additional food nnd clothing during
the winter months, and safe places for their
old men, women and children to tarry at,
while the warriors, armed with guns picked
up around the posts, and well provided with
Government provisions and ammunition,, sal
lied forth on raids against citizens. Occa
sionally they killed soldiers and appropriated
Government property. Now, many of the
officers of those feeding posts were weak men,
with but weak forces at their command, facts
which made them timid of the hundreds,
oftentimes thousands, of Indians who flocked
around their isolated posts sauc, threaten
ing and insulting, as only Indians knowing
themselves to be masters of the situation can
be. Under this state of affairs the Indians
had it all their own way. So much so, in
deed, that when at Camp Goodwin they mur
dered a soldier, just for the fun of the thing,
and fearing that revenge might be taken by
the friends of the murdered man, the sav
ages fled to the hills and remained there un
til the commanding officer had sent out an
ambassador to assure the Indians that no
harm was intended them, nnd that they
could have things as before if they would re
turn and "draw thoir rations." They did
return to the mortification of the soldiers.
The same game has been played by the
savages of Camps Grant, Apache and Mc
Dowell, and what, we ask, has been the re
sult? More outbreaks; more murders; more
robberies, and more contempt for the white
man and his Government.
This was, in the main, the policy pursued
by the military commanders here up to the
time when General Crook came here and set
to work to inaugurate a now and different one.
Then there arose yells strong and vigor
ousfrom Colyer and other members of the
accursed Indian King, most of whom had never
laid eyes u.pon a hostile Indian. General
Crook they soon learned was making
preparations to subdue, by war, savages upon
whom bribes, kindness and condecension had
been wasted, and his hand must be stayed
no matter at what sacrifice of blood and
treasure. It was stayed, after he had gone to
the expense of preparing for active warfare,
and after an arduous trip through the enemy s
country, during which time ho nad organized
a force of friendly Apaches who like himself,
and the whites of this Territory
until certain Indians of the tribe were killed
off, no lasting peace could be made. Soon
after this, Vincent Colyer, a notorious cow
ard, robber, liar, and accessory. to murder,
jilted upon our soil, and, daiming to be
lothed with supreme uowa
carv ouicura nuu
-j n,nmr wrnnff irom XOlluisi
millions of white Americans At Camp
Apache, lie, with the view of endearing him
elf to the savages, gave his arm to a dirty
quaw, and, with her, prorricnaded around
So" post. But, this was ndthlng for ;the vile
vretch who at Sitka, picked up a drunken
quaw in the strceet, had her earned to the
military uuayimi , . -,
filthy old hag placed m a bed, alongside ot
; J i -i.r ' .i, effprinn' from
uCCent WUllo muii miv nwc o - .
. , 4.m,fafi vr-y.;ir VintrsTprft serving
their country. No, this was nothing for the
hypocrite, wno, flaw
Indian Reservation m Oregon, first' heard oi
ni i.T?t.i-T.v vietorv over 4 the 'Pictran'sar-
agesj ind who, calHrigit.a " massacre ofpeacc;
Urant, proceeded to orccu u"'- - " Tf
. ae troops ; to buy the active support of mil-
j.;f;nn! nnd to bribe savage
able Indians, " fairly danced for jov at, as he
then remarked, the fair prospect the Indian
Ring then stood of securing control of all
Indians and Indian matters. This was noth
ing for the base wretch who, at Camp Verde,
in an address to the soldiers there stationed,
lauded them as bnve, good men, who had
come here at their country's bidding, to pro
tect a lot of " worthless, white outlaws from
jusc punishment at the hands of noble, well
disposed Indians, whose country said white
outlaws had invaded, for the purpose of rob
bing the Indians and the Government ! " This
was nothing for the white livered fraud, who
at Camp Grant, ordered thirsty American
citizens, who were traveling over a highway
of their country, to be shot down should they
dare approach a certain stream of water to
which said road led. Nothing was it for the
man who, in orders, ignored the rights of far
mers to farms which, for years, they had lived
upon and cultivated, in order thatsaid farms
might be incorporated, along with other land,
as reservations for hostile Apaches, whom he
was afraid to visit with less company than 20
armed troopers. Nothing was it for Colyer,
who with unblushing effrontery, reported
that General Crook coincided with his views
on the Indian question, when he very well
knew that General Crook had no faith, what
ever, in him or his plans. Nothing was all
this for the old dog who came here, unasked,
to stir up mischief and, if possibIe,strcngthen
the Indians so that they could drive out all
white citizens save those onl ywho were wil
ling to become servants and affidavit men for
robbing Indian agents whom he expected to
stock the country with. Nothing was it for
the miscreant who would have the people of
the country believe that the Wickenburg
massacre was the work of white men, when
those who escaped with their fives fiom said
massacre, have made oaths that Indians to
whom Colyer had given food and clothing
were, unquestionably, the murderers of Lor
ing, Ilamel and others. Nothing, indeed, was
all this for a man who, in speaking of the kill
ing of au Indian murderer at Kirkland Val-.
Icy, by 0. G. Genung, tried hard to make peo
ple believe that said killing was made solely
with the view, on Genung's part, of gaining
possession of a rifle which the savage carried
with him, when he (Colyer) knew that Ge
nung was a respectable citizen, who has more
friends among the Western Apaches than any
other white Arizonau. Colyer also knew
that another Indian, who was traveling in
company with Mr. Genung, informed that
gentleman that the savage over whose just
fate Colyer had just wailed, had, a short time
before, murdered, without cause, Auranam
Ilenning, a citizen who
had fed said Indian
during the
previous
long winter! But, we
have said
enough, we think, to expose 3Ir.
Colyer's hypocrisy, and to brand him as a rob
ber of his government ana an enemy oi ins
own race, who, with hundreds of other public
enemies and thieves, would like to get su
preme control of Indian affairs here, in order
that they might rob the Indians and the Gov
ernment, as they have been doing every since,
in an evil hour, President Grant permitted
them to go abroad in the Territories, guarded
by troops, seeking whom and what they
might devour.
The assertion that the whites of this Ter
ritory oppose Colyer's plan because they want
war continued, so that contractors and tra
ders can make money, is in keeping with Col
yer, Stoneman, Crce and others, who, from
early childhood have fed at the public crib,
and whose honesty is not abovo suspicion.
The fact is, the people of Arizona are anx
ious for peace, and have been so for years.
And why should they not, after over 500 of
their comrades have been slaughtered, and
when, at this day, there are not to be found
in the whole Territory 100 men who, in the
matter of wealth, arc as well ofl as
they were at the time of arrival here. And
how could they bo in any other situation,
when there is scarcely a man in the Territo-
ry
nr ono who has ever been here, wuo has
not lost animals or other property at
the
hands of the Indians. It is Colyer and men
of his ilk who wish to rob Government and
keep honest, industrious men and women
away from thisTerritory, and, even they, pro
pose to do nothing with the Indians unless
they be backed with plenty of Government
troops and cash.
Want war, indeed, when it is well known
that for years the" press and people of this
Territory labored zealously, to prevent the
spread of news of Indian murders and rob
beries, so that people who wished to come
here and settle, would not be frightened into
staying away. This was the policy of Dele
gate McCormick, at a time when he was edi
tor and proprietor of this paper. We very
well remember how he once said a man
might go alone over any trail in the Territory
and not bo molested by Indians, and we also
recollect, that but a few days had passed,
after the utterance of those words' when a
citizen was murdered by Indians almost
within sight of Fort Whipple and Prescott
General Stoneman another u friend " of the
Apache tried to get us to pursue a like
course, but failed.
Regarding the assertions of Colyer, Cree
and others, now that their schemes are likely
to be thwarted, that this Territory is good
for nothing, we have but to refer the public
to the reports of such able, trustworthy pub
lic sen-ants as Beale, Whipple, Williamson
and Wheeler, and to the reports of eminent
civil engineers, metallurgists and topograph
ers whose business it has been to travel
through and across the Territory, while pros
pecting it for railroad routes, etc The gold,
silver, copper, grain andjvcgetables the Ter
ritory'has produced, in the past few years,
make, together, a pretty respectable product,
and encourages all to hope that, with rail
roads and protection from the savages whom
Colyer and other non-producers would humor
and cajole, the people of Arizona will soon be
able to do what Colyer and Company have
never yet done, live without aid from the
general Government.
To wind up with, we point to our past and
present pleasant relations with the Pim3,
'Varirttna. Papago, Yuma, Mohave and other
ScSbS Man tribes of this Territory, for
jTOof that we are not the blood-tliirsty Indian
Scalpers they would bavo Government and
the people of the States believe.
There jtm a youngs .
Whose: name was SO.
. "Sbe was aai jvm
By the,vari '
As badlyas anyTie
INDIANS.
Why is it that Indians as wo improperly
term the Aborigines of this continent in
stinctively dread and deprecate contact with
our countrymen as fatal 1
It is not because we are white; for the
Spaniards are also of European lineage, and
they mingle freely and intimately with the
red men without destroying then. At least
half the population of Spanish America are of
Indian blood, and the President of Mexico,
Juarez, is a full-blooded Indian. Race and
blood are not the foundations of caste, the
excuses for proscription, in any portion of
this continent southward of our Union.
Nor is even our British origin decisive ; for
all the continent northward of us has been
British for more than a century, yet wo hear
nothing of Indian wars, Indian massacres, nor
the necessity of Indian extermination in
British America. The very tribes that
fought our ancestors frequently and despe
rately while they lived within our bounda
ries have, ever since they migrated to Canada,
been peaceful and contented Mibjccts of the
British crown. New Tsrk Tribune.
The press throughout the Eastern States is
continually making remarks like these. It
shows how illy and partially they compre
hend what is termed the " Indian Question."
Indians dread contact with Americans bo
cause their civilization, if the' can be said to
have any civilization, is so radically different.
If Americans would give up all the progress
their race has made and become hunters and
follow a nomadic life, devoted to the chase
and the foray, there would be much less dif
ficulty between the two races. If Indians
would give up the ways of life which arc
their heritage, and in wliich they take all the
pride of barbarians, and become farmers, me
chanics or merchants, and interested and take
a pride in schools and churches, and in tariff
and labor reforms and political conventions,
all would be peace. The Indian, however,
does not propose, until driven to the last ex
tremity, to give up his mode of life. He is
as much attached to it as the White man is
to his. The habits of tho White man are
destructive of a country for the purposes to
which Indians would devote it. Game will
not remain in the vicinity of the white settle
ments, nnd the Indian, so long as he pursues
the habits of his race, must follow the game ;
hence, as the white settlements advance, the
Indian must, of necessity, fold his tent and
seek a more secluded abode.
Again, Indians are so constituted that they
adopt, from natural inclination, the vices in
stead of tho virtues of the whites. The' are
as able as any one to sec that their vices de
grade them, yet have not tho ability to bhun
them.
The Indian soon learns that the White
mau surpasses him in all the departments of
life. The white man possesses so many lux
uries he craves. These excite his envy, and
kindle his hate and cupidity. Indians are
also controlled much more by superstition
than is generally supposed. From writers
upon Indian character we would be led to in
fer th at an Indian had a pure and simple be
lief in the Great Spirit. No people put
more confidence in signs and charms and led
gerdemain. If an Indian's favorite squaw,
or his boy, in. whom he takes a father's pride,
sickens and dies, he will entertain the super
stition that some white man hath looked up
on his favorite with an evil eye, and blasted
his or her life. Taking these things alto
gether, and wo have a partial solution, at
least, of the fact that the Indians do not
wish to be brought into too close contact
with the whites.
Our attention is called by this article to
the manner in which the Spaniards in the
Spanish American colonies have succeeded in
their intercourse with the aborigines in those
sections. Its writer seems to be totally ob
livious to the different civilization that ex
isted among nearly all of the aboriginese in
the Spanish American colonies at the time
they were subjugated by the Spaniards. Ac
cording to all accounts the Aztecs had made
considerable advancement in civilization.
They had an extensive organized government,
a national religion, a species of writing
termed picture writing, and, for the most
part cultivated the soil as a means of obtain
ing a living. Spanish adventurers subjuga
ted these aborigines and exercised a tyranny
over them to which the Indians who inhabit
the country claimed by the United States
have been total strangers. The cruelty arid
rapacity of those Spanish adventurers to
wards tho peaceful and inoffensive Aztecs
have rarely been surpassed in history. "Ju
arez is a full-blooded Indian." lie claims to
belong to the Toltec race, which all the his
tory we have gives the credit of being the
founders of Mexican civilization. They emi
grated to Mexico in tho seventh century, and
from tho ruins of the immense cities which
they built, we are led to infer that they pos
sessed an advanced civilization for that age.
It shows a lamentable ignorance, to say the
least, on the part of the editor of the Tri
bune in placing Juarez in the same class with
our wild, nomadic Indians on the western
plains. The editor again seems to be una
ware of the fact that the Mexicans have no
better success than we have in maintaining
peace with such wild tribes as the Apaches
and Comanchcs. For centuries, we believe,
these tribes have maintained a hostile atitude
toward that- nation. Americans coming in
contact with them have only inherited the
hostility they felt toward the Spaniards.
We are next pointed to British America.
The larger portidn of British America has
been held by the Hudson Bay Company un
der a charter for the purpose of carrying on
a commerce in pelts with the Indians. They
have made no attempt to drive them to the
white man's way of living. Its employes
have lived among the Indiana on terms of the
most social equality, generally marrying In
dian women, and adopting the Indian habits
of life. There has been little attempt made
to settle the immense region held by that
company by whites and tlovote it to agricul
ture. TheCanadas have grown so slowly
that they have not excited alarm in the
minds of tho Indians in that section to any
great extent, while the growth of the United
States has been so rapid and unprecedented
tt . awaic ie ; them the greatest
,n remember when
jst of the Jdissisaip
of IUixioi nnd
; r., ; 1 rS
i tl art a.- ;
oitmg grounds, and
esbow long will it
be before the regions they now inhabit will
be turned into as thrifty and populous Suites
as those of Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kan
sas nnd Nebraska. And wo ask the whites
in turn how long it will be? Wo believe,
also, that tho British Government has always
exercised a different policy toward the Indi
ans. 1 hey have never done anything which
would have a tendency to perpetuate tribal
relations, while our treaty policy has always
had this effect. Indians in British America
are treated as British subjects. They are
governed by and protected by the same laws.
If an Indian violates the law he is punished
the same as any other British subject. In
the United States a band of thieving, mur
dering Indians will make a raid into some
defenseless white settlement and murder the
people and drive amay the stock, (as in the
Gallatin valley last year,) and nothing is
dune. If a military otlicer follows such a
party and punishes them, such papers as the
New York 'Tribune will demand a court
martial, and ask that the efficient officer be
disgraced anil discharged from thescrvice for
the murder of innocent Indians. Surely a
government that protects its law abiding cit
izens no better than this, ought to pay the
damages incurred by such a raid. Had such
an offense as the one we have named been
perpetrated in Canada, or any of tho British
possessions, the authorities would have pur
sued the offenders for months, if necessary,
and brought them to punishment.
Again, in the British possession' thero has
been no difficulty in an Indian purchasing
land and settling down among the whites.
Nothing of the kind has been permitted in
the United States. Indians have not been
allowed to purchase land from tho United
States because liiey were not considered cit
izens. The Bill introduced by Mr. Clagett in
relation to the Indians in the Bitter Boot val
ley, has been made the first attempt of the
kind that we are aware of. Generally, Ind
ians have been placed on some reservation,
guarded and governed as though they were a
penal colony, and deprived of the example of
white neighbors. No one has been more
anxious for the policy that has been adopted
than the Indian philanthropists of the East.
In the British Possessions, however, it must
not be understood that all has been peace.
Jhey have all had their Indian troubles. It
should always be borne in mind, notwith
standing the smooth talk of Indian diplomat
ists with Peace Commissioners, that Indians
are natural lawless ; that they believe it right
to rob nnd murder any human being that does
not belong to their own tribe.
Now, if the East is truly anxious to leam
what will stop the Indian hostilties, we will
tell them: Stop settling up the western Ter
ritories: tear up the iron on the Union and
Central Pacific Railroads; stop the construc
tion of the Northern and Southern Pacific
Railroads, and lot only one steamboat a year
ran up the North Missouri River and upper
Arkansas, and we will have a moderate degree
of peace. The Indian sees tho white settle
ments advancing upon him from the East in
one unbroken line, from Mexico to Canada,
trampling out, with the relentlessncss of fate,
all that pertains to his race, and his heart is
filled with bitterness and revenge. Until we
arc willing to stop the growth of the country
Westward, we must expect Indian troubles.
Is the New York 2'nbuie willing to recom
mend this ? We should judge not from the
balance of the article from which the fore
going was clipped. Montana New Northwest.
FROM SOUTOERN-ARIZONA.
Camp Grant, A. T., March 29, 1872.
Editor of the Arizona Miner :
The "Miner" at Grant
The mail from Prescott arrived, as usual,
this morning. Quite a large number of copies
of your valuable and interesting pnper came
to hand for subscribers here ofheers, enlist
ed men and civilians. Your views on the
Indian Ring arc generally approved parti
cularly by those here who have been for
many years in Arizona, or have seen much of
the Indian nature elsewhere.
Matters at tho Reservation.
My " friends," the quiet and amiable Ap
ache Indians, upon the reservation, seem to
be quiet about this time ; that is, they are
afraid to show their hands, at this particular
juncture. Their Agent, Lieutenant Whitman,
U. S. A., may be ordered somewhere, soon,
and 'tis said by some of the employes at the
reservation, " then you'll sec the Indians all
leaving ! " Bah !
The Old Rascal's Report
I presume you have seen the lying report
of that old scoundrel Colyer, concerning the
Indians in Arizona. Of course it contains
nothing but lies all over. Copies of said
document were received here, from tho In
dian Bureau, by last mail, addressed to Army
officers and others. I trust the younger offi
cers of the Fifth Cavalry and tho Iwenty
Third Infantry, who hare but recently come
into the Territory, will not be led astray and
their minds preoccupied by what Colyer and
his kind think and say. Let them sec and
decide for themselves.
Refused to be Comforted.
There is now at this place, under medical
treatment, (sent down for that purpose, by
Whitman, from tue Reservation,) a Mexican
woman 28 or 30 years of age. She is serious
ly ill and greatly depressed in mind at the
absence of her son, a boy about ten years of
age, who was taken prisoner by the Apaches
four years ago: at the same time they killed
her husband, who was coming from Sonora to
Tucson. This woman is here with the view
of having, if possible, her son restored to her.
May it be done, and that speedily.
The Three Deserters Caught
In my last letter I noticed tho desertion
from this post of three enlisted men all cav
alrymen. A sergeant and five privates were
ordered in pursuit of them, and succeeded in
overhauling the misguided trio at the Cotton
wood, about 20 miles from Grant, on the road
to Florence. They were escorted back and
now wear ball and chain will bo tried by
court-martial, etc.
More Troops Arrived.
Compasy H, 23d Infantry, from J rt
Boise, (I. Tl), arrived here to take poet n i
lthe 26th inst. Officers: Captain James p
Thompson native of the State of New- lork,
annointfld from tha ArmV 'in irst
? Annnintarl from thfi Armv1
I Lieutenant, Geo. Ma M. Taylor; native
Of
Ohio, appointed in!S6G; Second Lieutenant,
Julius II. Pardee, native of New York, grad
uated from West Point in 1871 the last
named is now temporarily attached to Com
pany E, recently arrived at Camp Iowell,
Tucson. This company numbers about CO
men.
A School Needed.
I notice that there Is quite an army of
children hereabout. We'll have to start a
school pretty soon, to " teach the young idea
how to shoot."
Affairs Sanitary.
The abluPost Surgeon, Dr. Valcry Ilavanl,
returned to-day from a tour of medical and
Hygienic inspection of tho New military
camp at Arivaipi Springs, head of Arivaipi
canon, some 30 or 40 miles hence.
Health at Camp Grant
He docs not say so, officially, but I don't
think "Doc" goes much on that placo as be
ing proper for a permanent post: water
scarce; wood ditto; whilo the natural sur
roundings are not to be compared with thoso
at Grant The fact is, somehowor other the
report has gone abroad, that Camp Grant is
a very insalubrious place. I don't believe it
yet, till I see it tested. However. Surgeon
Baily, the experienced Medical Director of
this Department, is expected here soon,
when, let us hope, ho will cause this question
to. be settled one way or the other.
The best health prevails both among the
the three companies stationed here, and that
at Arivaipi camp.
Died.
The officers of tho old Army" learn with
regret the announcement of the death in San
Francisco, recently, of Dr. Jonathan Letter
man. Ho was formerly surgeon in tho U. S.
Army ; was Medical Director Army of tho
Potomac; wroto several works on Medical
Hygiene, Police, etc., which aro well known
both in this country and in Europe. Becom
ing disgusted with tho service when he real
ized that the main object tho ultimatum of
the late war was to set tho negjoes free, ho
left it and settled in San Francisco, whero ho
very soon secured a large and lucrative prac
tice. On two occasions (Tour years) ho was
elected by tho Democratic party of that city
as coroner a position which he most credi
tably filled. The " Bads." again triumphing
there, at the election, last Fall, ho was de
feated. The good man was a widower, his
wife having died about throe years ago. Dr.
Letterman was a nativo of Pennsylvania. He
died at that noble and blessed institution
St. Mary's Hospital. Ho went as ho had
lived, a devout Catholic, and his last momenta
were watched over by the kind Sisters. "
Business & Professional Cards.
J. K. M'COXM l '
X. J KINO.
McConnell & Kinaf,
A.T T O It jN J2 S AT LAW,
Downey's Block,
Main Street, Los Angeles, California,
Will practice In till Hie Court of Arizona, nnd In tho
Sujiremo Court of the United State.
JOHN A. RUSH,
-A.Ta?,OItITB"2" LAW,
Prescott, A. T.,
Will tr!cll- attend to nil IiiibIiipm cntnutml In him, In tho
t everal Court of Kecord In the Territory.
Prompt attention given to Collections,
THOMAS CORDIS,1
TJ. S. Collector of Internal Eevenue
Odlcc Knst aide of Plnzn, Prcicott,
COLES BASHP0RD,
ATTORNEY and COUNSELOR-AT-LAW
Tucion, Arizona,
Will rractlce III profo$im In all the Court of th Territory
HARLEY H. CARTTER,
ATTORNEY and COUNSELOR-AT-LAW
Prcucott, Yavapai County, Arizona.
Will attend to btuintM In nil tho court of the Territory
KH'CJtf
J. P. HARGRAVE,
ATTORNEY and COUNSELOR-AT-LAW,
Montezuma street, Prcacott, Arizona.
JOHN HOWARD,
ATTORNEY and COUNSELOR-AT-LAW.
Prescott, Arizona.
J. E. McCAFFRY,
ATTORNEY and COUNSELOR-AT-LAW
Main Street, Tucson, A, T.
O. H. CASE,
CIVIL ENGINEER,
and
United States Deputy Mineral Surveyor.
Prescott, Arizona.
I. Q. DICK AS ON,
U. S. MARSHAL, FOR ARIZONA.
Office at IVoodtf dc. p30r7I.
J. N. McCANDLESS,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Office, JTorth Side efPlit Prcwatt.
HENRY W. FLEURY.
PROBATE JUDGE & NOTARY PUBLIC
Office next door to Dr. XcCasdless.
WI. A. HANCOCK.
Notary Public and Conveyancer
I'.lnnk Declaratory Statement,
,rd Leal R!v ot a)' X .ads. Bi :i coTrtJ. jftttr.p' j
lrwiii Mitrfcopa Co. Artwaa, Jan. 'Hi, W
At Dr, KecdalTii Hnsf: Ontff &re,
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