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WEEKLY ARIZONA MINER : PRESCOTT, APRIL 20, 1872, i i -1 if 1 1. 1 11 ' M4 - iuir JPx-escott5 Arizona. RAILROAD NEWS. While scanning our exchanges we are ever on the alert for news concerning the railroads, which sooner or later arc to cross Arizona snnlgive us; communication with the outside world. Though there is a scarcity of items on tbo subject, just now, wo condense from California, Missouri and Colorado papers, omc articles amounting in substance to the following: At a meeting of tho St. Louis Board of Trade, February 26, resolutions were adopted risking Congress to remove existing obstacles to tho progress of work on tho Atlantic & Pacific, t. e. the 35th parallel railroad, and the Mayor and Common Council of St. Louis were requested to appoint a committee to act in concert with the Board of Trade, in communicating with tho authorities of New Mexico, Arizona, California and San Fran cisco, for securing their co-operation to the samo end. As wo understand the case, the Atlantic & Pacific road has not advanced much during the past Winter, on account of the fact that tho road has only the right of way through tho Indian Territory, and the law docs not allow any but Indians to occupy the land in that Territory. Tho Railroad company de Hires legislation by Congress, giving each In dian in the Territory 160 acres of land, and throwing tho remainder of tho land open to White settlers. As the railroad has no land grant there it i3 evident that, unless Con gress will givo the privilege required, the road, if built, must go through the Territory without any prospect of settlers preceding or following it, to improve the country and feed tho road with traffic or trade. The Atlantic & Pacific Company prophesied last Fall, that next November their road would be com pleted to Albubucrquc, New Mexico, but as X" " 11 J nothing has been done toward extending tho . - ...... . v road, for months, it is impossible to reach that point so soon. As the Atlantic & Pa ciflc is what wo dwellers in Central and Northern Arizona must now consider as our road, we hopo that all their difficulties will soon be removed. Two or thrco years ago we looked to the Kansas Pacific railroad as likely to bo the first road to cross Northern Arizona, but it seems to bo desirous of going directly South. Tho following irom the Missouri Republican is of interest in this con nection : The Kansas Pacific railroad company has purchased $3,000,000 worth of stock three fourths of tho whole of the Denver Pacific railroad, which will givo it a connection with the Union Pacific railroad, entirely under its control. An English company, known as the North and South railroad company, will shortly commence to build a line from Kit Carson to Fort Lyon, Colorado, a distance of fifty miles, and this will be held by the Kansas Pacific, under a long lease. It will bo built during the summer, and will be important in regard to tho New Mexican trade. This new road will afterwards extend to Santa Fe and Albu querque, and connect with tho Southern Pa cific railroad on the 32d parallel. When a railroad is completed to Albu querque, only 400 miles from Prescott, we shall feel as though tho day was breaking and it now appears as though tho Denver & Rio Grande narrow-guago road will be the first to reach that point. The Santa Fo Post has tho following letter, dated at tho com pany's office, in Denver, Col., March 15th : Our iron fortho extension of the road from Colorado Springs to Pueblo, will arrivo the foro part of next week, at which time wo will commence laying track and oxpect to reach Tueblo on or before tho 15th of April. Yours truly, D. C. Dodge. Tho Denver Tribune of March 11th says that the Donvcr & Rio Grande R. R. has op crated so successfully, proving tho superiority, iu many respects of tho narrow guago over tho wide one, that its projectors and builders have boon stimulated and encouraged to con template its extension almost indefinitely not only down tho Rio Grande to connect at El Paso with tho Texas Pacific, but even onward to tho City of Mexico ; making it a ercat continental, international scheme, and that General Palmer, with this end in view, lias gone to San Francisco, en route for the City of Mexico. Another exchange states that ex-Governor Hunt, of Colorado, with 13. C. Owen, engin eer, M. Kingsly interpreter, and Von Motz, draughtsman, were on tho road to Mexico, in the interest of tho samo company. If tho road bo built a fast as ithasbeon during the i past yoar, it is reasonable to expect that it will bo completed to Albuquerque by this time n 1873. So much for the 35th ; and wo glean but little more for tho 32d parallel railroad. A correspondent of tho St. Louis Republican, writing from Dallas, Texas, is highly elated over the prospects of that flourishing town, and says that recent legislation compels tho Southern Pacific railroad to cross the Texas Central at that point, and to have tho road completed, to Dallas within eighteen months, and believes that Thos. A. Scott & Co. will rmah the road through to the pacific as fast as money and energy can do it. We hopo so. Another correspondent of the same paper writes from Alamos, Sonora, depicting in glowing colors the groat advantago to ensue to that State, when a branch load from the gotttbarn Pacific, in Arisont, shall be built t GuayaM. Large corporations move cautiously m kreat MtarsriaM. but wo expect when mvWMt U tmAv i Coaeress has adjourn w r HMrod empaxwea aaveBouirag t Sa flti W ti tmm ill mrim. of that v- n ' ytf " " The storms which have delayed the trains on the Union Pacific during the past Winter have forced the conviction oa the mind of the great American Public that a railroad must be built over a southsra route ana sucn a road will be. constructed soon. Those same atorms have ensured that there will be high water in the Colorado River this coming Summer, and, if the Atlantic & Pacific com-; pany would ship material to their crossing, and commence working east and west from that point, and the Southern Pacific should do the same at Arizona City, both which en terprises are perfectly feasible, it would look as though they meant business. v We are stronnly in favor of both roads, and long to see grading commenced on one or both in Arizona, at the earliest possible moment. The value of this portion of the United States will never be appreciated until a railroad is built across the Territory. As a "settler," we have the following cheerful view of the south-weslern railroad projects, etc., from the Stockton, (Cal.) Re publican : The Memphis and Little Rock and Fort Smith railroads have been consolidated and leased to Colonel Scott. The lease is for ninety nine years, and commences on tho first of January, 1873. The stockholders of the Mempbis and Charleston road have leas ed that important highway to Mr. Scott for the same period of time. The Fort Smith road and the DurvalPs Bluff and Pine Bluff tho Memnhis Road are to be finished and placed in finrt-class condition by the first of January next, at which time the lease commences. As heretofore announced, Scott has been recently elected President of the Texas Pacific road, and it is his intention to hasten the completion ot the iuempnis s Shrceveport road, from Pine Bluff and the Texas Pacific, to the vicinity of Albnqucrquc. While this is being done, tbo Fort Smith road will be carried far out into the Indian country, where, connecting with the Atlan tic. t Pnnific nnd following the line of the thirty-fifth parallel until reaching tho point ot nttersection witn uie roxas racuic roau near Albuquerque. From this junction one line will continue to the Pacific coast, strik ing, it i3 probable, simultaneously at San Diego and San Francisco. We cannot follow out, in detail, Col. Scott's system of southern sinrl woKtnrn rnnris. It is vast, and covers all flint nortion of tho continent embraced lUilb JUIIIUIX III IIIU i,uiihih.ii within, say, "54 40' or fight," and the isth- r 11. Tim Pnnilin Hnnch irilisf. nine nt I'nnnmn. I If? I'flClIlC LOa5l muai look upon those gigantic strides of Colonel Scott with pleasure. He will release us from the grasp of a picayune monopoly which, al though it is sufficiently powerful to strangle all local attempts at competition, will be but as the ground owl to the eagle in the contest with the President of tho Pennsylvania Cen tral Railroad Company. The policy of Col. Scott has always been to work with tho peo ple, not against them, and to this policy is due his great success and unusual popularity. With another road across the continent, and that road under tho control of Scott, there trill lm nn dnnrrnr of the trreat subsidy men dicants absorbiutr it. and tho era of prosper ity growing out of the introduction of capital and an increased immigration will have dawned upon California. The railroad com binations wo have mentioned above are uar binjjers of hope to the people of tho south west, and upon the heels of their prosperity will follow a bright and prosperous era ior the dwellers on the Pacific coast. THE MEXICAN QUESTION. Anarchy and bloodshed are the only fruits of Mexican attempts at self government. Bad Mexicans never tire of cutting throats, and wc arc sorry to be compelled to say that good Mexicans are rather scarce ; yet there are some of this kind. We would not have had so much to say on this matter were it not for tho jxnchanl some Mexicans have for murdering Americans, and as tho southern portion of this Territory is now darkened and threatened by gruff-look ing greasers from Sonora, our citizens appre hend that the said greasers mean big, bad business. Were our few border settlers strong . i t i t enough to march on bonoro, taKo ana uoiu it, we should counsel such a move ; but, with tho Apaches punching away at every sore spot, the cannot pay proper attention to tho half-breeds of Sonora. They must, how evor, continue on their guard against them, lest they como unawares and murder and rob, as they have often beforo done. Wo could live in pcaco with Sonora, but, it seems, Sonora cannot live in peaco with ,us, and for this reason may yet provoke our gov ernment so that it willflo to work and re construct not onlv Sonora. but the whole of Mexico. Wo don't care to sco it como to thin, but if it is manifest destiny, the oonor the bar barians of Mexico aro brought under the rano of Ku-Kiux bills and cannon, tho bet ter for all concerned. Wo see a ray of hope in tho following tel eirram from Washington : n oolc Klirir1n and AUCOT have been directed by orders from tho War Department to use extraordinary ctioris io capturo j.i: tn thn civil authorities for trial. all persons that raid from Mexico into Texas. Whv General Crook is not oraerea w uu so is past our comprehension. Death of Prof. -Morse. PmfWcnr J. Tl. Morse, tho discoverer of electric telegraphy, died in Now York City, Anrii art at the ace of 82 Tears. He com- ( J vj - menced his experiments in electricity in 1832, and cot his final patent for tho tele graph in 1840. Tho first telegraph line from Washington to Baltimore was erected to 1S44. Since that dato telegraphic com munication has been established with all the important places in tho world, and Professor Morse lived to sec the immense benefit of his invention to his fellow men, and to reap the reward of his labors. All telegraph offices displayed tho emblem of mourmng on the 5th of April, the dayo i ms iuhww. AdionniftrL Tbs California Legislature has anjouracd -and the newspapers arc rejweca. THE APACHES. The-Apaches have again robbed, and (this last time) completely ruined one of the most industrious and deserving of our citizens Wm. Simmons, an honest, honorable man who, by hard work, has endeavored to earn a living for himself and family. Not only this, but the murderous brutes have wound ed another man and attempted to wound, kill or capture one more. This, too, after repeat ed attempts on the part of the Government to convert the savages, by tho feeding and petting policy. Is this not too bad ? It is. But, will it not prove to all sensible men that the incorrigible Apache race can never be conquered by kindness. All Arizonans know this, but all Americans do not. More is jtbe pity for us. It is time that the Government and the entire people of the States should view this question in its proper light; to see it as we see it ; to leel it as we feel it, at this time, when after about ten years ot trial and suffering in this Apache-ridden land, we count over 600 citizens who have been mur dered by Apaches j and our loss in stolen stock, grain, burned houres, etc., by the hun dreds of thousands of dollars. Is there no pity in the National bosom for the suffering whites of Arizona 7 Are they, for no cause of theirs, to be left to the mercy of ungodly barbarians? Will not the recent prayer of the Legislature of California, the writto rC t f a Trnata anrl TMonie move tue nara heart of tne Administration to do something . ... . . d 6ecuritv? Will - rainded ..WW crafty Cachise, to General Granger and Ind ian Agent Pope brand Colyer&-Co. as liars ot tho worst sort, for bo it remembered, Colyer & Co. have, time and again, asserted that Ca chise was anxious to visit " bis great Father at Washington and make a lasting peace," Wc think and hope so. Indeed, we have as surances that President Grant understands tho situation here, and will protect us, and, to-day, we learn by the letter which we pub- ished elsewhere, from our correspondent at Camp McDowell, that the new Peace Com missioner (General O.O. Howard) has seen and learned enough since his recent advent into this Territory, to satisfy him that, al though the lion and the lamb may, at some hture time, of theirown accord, lie down to gether in peace, nothing short of powder, lead, hardship, and starvation can ever make the Apaches live in peace with us. The language of Cachise proves this, and to this we point, with pleasure, for proof that Colyer said what was not so when he assert ed that the Apaches were anxious for peace, and that the whites of this Territory were eager for, and bent upon prolonging the war. Cachise has vindicated tho truth of our position, and his language shows plainly, that he spurns all offers of peace and assistance from Americans and their Government. MINES AND MINING. The miners of the several counties and districts of the Territory are as fuil of Jiope as ever, if not more so. , 1 Here in Yavapai county, tho Vulture, Ti ger, Del Pasco, Benjamin and other mining companies, are hard at work. Wallapai District, Mohave county, is still uppermost in the minds of miners, prospect ors, adventurers and capitalists. A recent otter from Wm. A. Mix informs us that ma terial cnnablo of rcaistimr fire had been found a t so that the furnaces will be in operation soon. Mr. Hardy's little mill was working out bullion, and the only thing that has recently retarded work in tho district was wet weather. Judge Howard gives a good report of tho mines in Yuma county. Mr. Borger's mill, near Ehrenborg, was visited by him. It is nearly ready for crushing. Ho says ho likes the mill and mine, and believes that success will crown Mr. Borger's efforts. He also visited the Conquest mine, and found tho ore vory liberally supplied with free gold. The miners of Castlo Dome were extract ing oro and shipping it to San Francisco. The Silver Queen company, m Maricopa county, is meeting with good success. Considerable prospecting is being done in Pima county. Of late, parties from Now Mexico nave been prospecting tho streams m eastern Arizona, for placer gold, and one party that of Colonel Rynorson, found very fair pros pects on the Francisco. Another party was preparing to try the Prieta. Several mining oxperts, mill-men, capital ists and agents for capitalists are now in the Territory, "prospecting" for chances, and we do hope that in talking and dealing witli them, owners of mines will bear in mind the important facts that their mines though rich aro far from the great centers or popu lation, far from railroads, and in a country beset wish hostile savages. LATE NEWS. Thn Tttah Legislature has elected Thomas Fitch and Delegate Hooper to the U. S. Sen ate. But. it does not follow that tuey wm be admitted to seats in that body, as Utah is not yet a State. Tf said that Senator Sumner nas saia ue will support General Grant for the Presi dency, in caw Grant gets nominated by the Philadelphia Convention. The Overland Railroad was again blocked by anow. On hundred leadine citizens of San Fran- t.siii Wn btMl as a Committee of Safety, which Coaamittee, it is stated, is go fag to work ot the salvation of their city bv fbrwardiBC tin tmi)nsr of a' railroad 'on the 35tk Parallel Route. Success to themj say wc. PROM CAMP M'DOWELL. General Howard Believes in a Campaign. Camp McDowell, A. T., April 15, 1872. Editor of the Arizona Miner: General Crook arrived here a few days ago expecting to meet General Howard, but got news, some way or other, that the latter would go to Prescott General Crook ac cordingly started for Prescott, yesterday morning, to meet him there. Last night, however, General Howard and Inspector Genera! Jones arrived, when despatches were at once sent to overtake General Crook and to apprize Indian Superintendent Bendell. The several parties are at the post this after noon, and orderlies are kept busy carrying messages around camp. I have it from good authority that Gener al Howard and Inspector-General Jones both favor an active campaign against the Apach es, and'you may look for more troops instead of presents, etc., for the redskins. We have only one squaw out of the 400 we were feeding last Winter, and she keeps the treaty " first-rate." She has arrived at the age of 120 years, less or more, and was deserted by her second eye-sight years ago; but she manages to creep around to the laun dresses' quarters to beg for something to eat. The troops are busy making adobes for building up the post in No. 1 style; quarters for one company arc nearly completed al ready. Wo have had quite a small-pox scare for the last few days. One of the citizen resi dents of the post had just returned from San Francisco, and feeling slightly indisposed after his long drive, he concluded to lie down. The Doctors came around, looked at his fait bis nulse. examined some red spots on his face and conclnded he had the -m i 1 small pox. uen. uarr immediately issuea nrdorR to havo p.vcrvhodv vaccinated. The doctors had not more than half tho garrison s .1 . . i it v X. tixett wnen tue patient was up ana an ngui. Mr. Mooro and family, of Maricopa Wells, spent a few days with us, last week. B. The California Earthquakes. California papers have long and minute accounts ol the terrible earthquake in Inyo County, Cal, which we havo not space to give in full. The principal forco of the shocks, seems to have been expended in the vicinity of the village of Lone Pine, Not an adobe or brick building was left standing there, and many frame buildings were thrown down also. Twenty seven persons aro repor ted killed, and thirty to forty wounded and bruised by the falling buildings. The towns of Independence, Cerro Gordo, and Blind Springs suffered considerably, and the remarkable statement is made that at the latter place, where the shock threw down brick buildings, miners were at work 300 feet under ground who declare that they felt no shock. Three volcanoes aro reported as having opened in the mountains near Lone Pine, and as be ing in active operation. Chasms in the earth, from a few inches-to several feet in width, wore opened, some of them extending for miles. Many springs were dried up, and many new ones have appeared. The first shock came about two o'clock in the morning, and was followed by a great number of more feeble ones, at short inter vals for forty eight hours. Had this terrible shaking occurred in a thickly settled country, the loss of life and property would have been frightful. The Government's Indian Policy. From the San Francisco Call. The vacillating policy exhibited by the Administration and Congress concerning the Indian policy necessary for this coast, is somewhat lamentable. Not unfrequently the troops stationed at the frontier posts are in fantry instead of mounted men. Their sour ces of supply are often precarious. An officer is sent out with instructions to punish tho hostile savaees : but before he can get his forces in the field he is supplanted by a new commander. Tho tactics are then changed and the do-nothing system adopted. Next a commissioner comes along to inquire into the wrongs of the Indian, who returns to Washington and denounces those who have defended themselves against their incursion or retaliated in kind, as murderers. Then camo an order to pet and feed the Indians. In the meantime, taking advantage of every opportunity, one tribe, or portion of a tribe secures the provisions, while another goes on tho warpath to capture more, and slaughter the settlers who offer resistance to their rob beries. Thus, history repeats itself from , , -i i year to year. The savages grow ooiuer anei bolder, while tue settlers are compeueu mi abandon their homes and flee for safety to the more densely populated districts. The Government never grows wiser, but like a weathercock changes its policy on every idle representation of the deceived philanthropist, whose sympathy for the savage grows not out of the real condition of things, but from a theory that has. perhaps, been taught him in school books, that the Indians were the original owners of the land, and are entitled to it by the law or possession, notwithstand ing Government has extended laws over their territory, and by that act invited occupancy by the White man, with an implied under standing that be shall be protected in his peaceful pursuits. The latest gross error that Congress seems on the verge of commit ting, is to appropriate a large sum of money to the Apaches. " to keep them," as the dis patch expresses it, "from making war." How tho grim warriors of the tribe will smile when they hear of this ! They are so much dreaded that they aro to be bought off 1 The money will be acceptable to them, and receiv ed with as many fair promises, soon to be broken, as have heretofore characterized their treacherous nature. Then tho troops will perhaps be entirely withdrawn from Arizona, and Cachise have a clear f eld for the extermination of the White Invader! When the Indian Appropriation bill was taken up in the Senate, containing the clause thus to pacificate tho Apaches, Mr. Colo re marked that they "could be more cheaply, wise!? and effectivnlv ?Pit: with bv the military arm of the Government f1 and that Al ? J . . . 1 is iue opinion oi-Bvery one who nas we icssi. Knowieage ot the Apache character. R. P. Hall & Co,, Nashua, N. H., proprie tors of Hall's Vegetable Sicilian Hair Renew er, publish 8 treatise on the .Hair, which they will scad free to any one o application. This is a valuable little book, send for it. - Military Orders. Hd. Qrs. Dep. of Arizona, Prescott, April 8th, 1872. (Special Orders, No. 22.) I.. On his arrival in this Department. Dr. W. A. Tompkins, Acting Assistant Surgeon, will report in person, without delay, for duty to the commanding officer, Camp Jlouave, A. T. 2. . Upon tho arrival at Camp Mohave of Dr. Tompkins Dr. F. S. Shirtling, Acting Assistant burgeon, will report in person, without delay, for duty to the commanding officer, Camp Hualpai, A. T. Hospital Steward Francis Tresselt, is as signed to duty at Camp Grant, A. T., to which post he will proceed immediately upon his arrival in this Department. The Quartermaster's Department will fur nish the necessary transportation. Hd. Qrs., etc., Prescott, April 9, 1872. (General Orders, No. 10.) The following instructions for the procure ment of forage and fuel from Road station keepers by escorts and detachments, while en route, under orders in this Department, are published for the information and guid ance of all concerned : I. .The allowance of forage for public ani mals, is (12) twelve pounds of grain daily for each horse, habitually (9) pounds of grain daily for each mule, and (14) fourteen pounds ot hay daily for each horse and mule. By authority of the Quartermaster Gen eral the grain ration for each mulo may be increased to (12) pounds daily, when actu ally necessary from want of long forage. A statement to this effect will be furnish ed by the Quartermaster of the post who provides the transportation, to each officer or other person in charge of it, before commenc-, ing the journey, to be shown to the station keepers en route as authority for the increas ed issue, when it may be required, the neces sity for which must be stated on the receipt, and no payment to road station keepers in excess of the allowance herein authorized will be made by any disbursing officer. II. . Fuel for escorts, detachments and oth er parties en route, will habitually be collect ed by the labor of the troops, or drivers, when practicable. Where from its distance, or other circum stances, it is impracticable so to procure fuel, it may be obtained from road station keep era and receipted ior by the officer in com mand, or other authorized person, who will furnish the District Disbursing officer of tho Quartermaster's Department in which the station is situated with a statement of the circumstance requiring the purchase, accom panied by a requisition and receipt covering the quantity ot woou so procured, auu a cer tificate that it was impracticable to procure the wood otherwise. The disbursing officer will prepare and for ward the requisite accounts to these Head quarters for approval, or otherwise, before payment. The quantity of wood to be obtained by purchase will in no case exceed the regulation allowance for the officers, enlisted men and civilian employes of the Quartermaster's and Subsistence Departments, and for Guard fires, as prescribed in Army Regulations and existing orders, and fuel so obtained in ex cess of those allowances will be charged to the officer or other person who ordered it. Headquahters Department ok Arizona, ) Prescott, April 4, 1872. General Orders No. 15. I. .The following named papers heretofore required to be furnished by each A. C. S., to the Department Chief Commissary, will in future be dispensed with by him, viz List of stores on hand for issue. List of stores on hand for sale. Computation of the cost of the hospital ration. Abstracts of sales. II. . All Officers performing subsistence dut' in this Department, will in future send to the Department Chief Commissary of Sub sistence, for lile in his office, copies of tho fol lowing Monthly and Quarterly papers, viz: Return of Provisions. (To contain on the last page a statement of the number of officers, enlisted men laundresses, citizens, Indians etc., to whom iss ues or sales are being made ; as shown on the list of stores for is sues : and at foot of columns below Balance remaining on hand, in red ink, the numbers of articles unfit for issue, atid whether acted on by a Board of Survey or by an Inspector, to be designated by tho abbreviations B. S. or Insp., placed below). Return of Commissary Propertv, (with the unserviceable articles indicated as on the Return of Provisions). Account Current; Abstract of Pur chases: Abstract of Contingencies: List of Outstanding Debts ;Abstract of Beef- Cattle and Forage ; Personal report, (to contain, with other information given by it, the computed cost of the hospitable ration for the month). Report of Persons by Name, (other than Indians,) not bblono'notothe Army, to whom Issues or Sales are made. Extract from the Abstract of Issues to Indians, (showine the number of Indians is sued to; the names ot the articles issued, and the money value of the same, including cost of transportation : required by General orders No. 12, Headquarters 3Iilitary Division of the Pacific, or December 4, IS71). Should circumstances, or the nature of the duties of an officer render unnecessary his making any of the above returns, the fact will be indicated in his letter of transmittal. III.. The List of Stores on band and for sale, and list of Stores on hand for issues (con taining all the information called for by the blank forms at present in use) will, as hereto fore, be sent monthly to the Depot Commis sary at Yuma Depot by each A. C. S. in the Department. IV. .Payments for supplies delivered to the Subsistence Department, whether under contract or by purchase in open market, at Camps Mqjave, Beal's Springs, Hualpai, Date Creek, Whipple, Verde, SIcDowell and Apache, will be made by the Department Chief Commissary at Prescott j those at Camps Grant, Lowell, Crittenden and Bowie, by the Commissary of Tucson Depot ; those at Fort Yuma, by the Commissary at Yuma Depot. Vouchers will be transmitted direct to the officer empowered to make payment, the con tractor or seller being furnished with a mem orandum receipt for the amount delivered by him. V. . As funds accumulate from sales at any post, they will be transferred to the officer who pays the vouchers for that post, (month ly whenever practicable,) only sufficient being reserved for the payment of local employees and hospital purchases. Estimatas Sc.fta4"kd for paysieots to bo mad at Turn a4 Yasi Depots, will be mad8; awarly k a4Taae hy th Dpot iommissarws.iQ tM jspartmei Ht-0kif Cow- mtrr rti 4 2 VI. .Hereafter the officer detailed to ss issue to Indians (by general orden v BCSS Headquarters Military division of tbeP!i of November 21, 1871,) and who 8yS other than the Acting Commarr ofSai sistence,,willj, previous to the issue' av accurate a cownt as possible a mmterkl!! of those present for rations; upon wkicU will base a ration return, in the usuI foT for the samer showing specifically, tie w ber of adult males, adult femalcs,am! chiH under twelve, to whom issue is to be ay? and the articles and quantities to be iJ This return he will sign and send to t& p Cnmmnnder for his orders tn irc ni nessing officer, after issue, w3l Cnkv on this return tho fact of his urwIr . .vauv. in,-. uu mis luiuni iuu mti ui ms Ureses. and whether the distribution has or notUJ fi!rl flnnr. T1ia ratinn Ntim.-Mn tered in tho usual manner on the Abstracter Issues to Indians, and will be preseattd t! the Commanding Officerforcompaiioaait end of the month. VII. . The attention of all coacenwjtotu requirements of the following ordena fists in Arizona, with view to a stricter wmjg, ancc with the same: To paragraph III, General Orders 34? Headquarters Department of CaliforBk? July 31, 1867.; requiring officers tran&icnW subsistence stores or commissary property!! forward a copy of the invoice, on the diy its date, to the Department Chief Comafe ry of Subsistence. To paragraph IV, General Orders X&, 44 Headquarters Department of California July 31. 1867, and paragraph HI, Gearsl! Orders No. 67, Department of California ,of November 3, 1869 ; requiring officers dot duty in tho Subsistence Department, obl ing relieved, to transfer to their bucc?sh all books, papers, orders and circulars, rf official character, to take receipts foe tb same in duplicate, and to forward one csj immediately to the Department Chief Gift, missary of Subsistence. To paragraph IV, General Orders No. 25 Headquarters Department of California, of May 21, 18G8, and General Orders K9. 5, Department of Arizona, of January 23 lgi directing certain precautions to be tikenfer the safety of storehouses. To General Orders No. 9V Headeartm Department of California, of February 20, 1869; prescribing tho exact steps tobetikea by each Post Commander and Acting .Gobi missary of Subsistence when beef cattk are received on the hoof. Vouchers received bj the Chief Commissary for the payment of beef cattle, aro generally not accoaipanied by the endorsements required by that order. To General Orders No. 32, lkad3rtcn Department of California, of March 5,- lSjjj, requiring an inspection of subsistcace storis and storehouses to be made by Post Ger manders on the first day of each quarter, a&d a special and full report of the same to-bfl mado to Department Headquarters. Tit Post Commander is required by this ordtr tottr ify the stores on hand when practicable. VIII. . All orders and parts of orders, jww in force, conflicting with the above those only) arc hereby revoked. The Territory of Arizona.- From Uie Stockton (Cal.) Independent. J Our neighboring Territory of Arizona if destined to become a populous and wealthy State, and it is very important that.'tM United States Government should at ovt send into that Territory an army lugt enough to conquer and subdue the Indian tribes that at present prevent the develop ment of the country. There is no douHof the richness of the mineral resources of- that Territory. Silver ores arc now being sVied from mines in the neighborhood of Present to San Francisco, to be worked, and the or is so remarkably rich as to pay a profit 1p the miner notwithstanding the cost of tw portation. It is about three bundled rI from this mine to the Colorado river. The oro is transported this distance on wagmw, then loaded upon a river steamer navigating the Colorado river, and again changed to an ocean steamer running from the Gulfof California to San Francisco. Any ore that will pay when shipped such a distance to be worked, would be worked nt immewHi prlifit provided the proper reduction works could be constructed in the vicinity of the mine. We are credibly informed that there &re 1 number of mines already discovered whica would prove exceedingly remunerative to their owners, could they be worked to ad vantage. Capitalists are also ready to invert their capital in these mines as soon th Government will subdue the hostile Indian of the Territory, so as to make a residence therein safe. The attempts of the Govern ment to conciliate the tribes ot the hostile Apnches has, however, proved to be a graw humbug, and the peace policy views of Via cent Colyer will soon depopulate some of tw most promising mining and agricultural dis tricts in the Territory. The numbers of saw ders already committed by tho Indiana 1 fearful to contemplate. Old residents claia that over half the original settlers have al ready been murdered. Parties who hare re sided in the Territory less than two year can count scores who have lost their lire within that time by Indians. Our Gorerar ment is responsible for tho slow growth the Territory in population and wealth, if it desires the prosperity of this coast it had better, at once, give complete power w General Crook, who has the command of tic troops in that Territory, to go on and sabdse the Indians. The present course is inhuaai to the savages themselves, and leads to num berless murders of the Whites. The Govern ment, instead of sending a sufficient force to give the Indians a severe punishment, an thereby teach them the power of the Unite States, has pursued a policy that has led we Indians to believe that they are objects ol fear, and that they can consequently continue their depredation at pleasure. Tbo rosult a continual warfare between the troops set tlers and Indians, nnd there will never be atij peace except by a total annihilation of tae Indian tribes. It is the opinion of the best informed resi dents of the Territory that General Croo if left alone, can subdue the Apaches aaa bring peace in the Territory within three months, provided he is not interfered B by the Government. The interests of we Whites, and also of the Indians, would w secured by the adoption of a policy whica will most speedily bring the Indians simej subjection, and this can never be done by making them understand the power of tM Government. Change In the Route of Gov ernment Freight Oar San Diego friends are in hopes tk the rumors may prove true, that are lation to tho effect that when the pre contract with the Colorado Steam Navigt ,Co. is ended, all Government freight.8 sent to Fort Yuma, via San Diego.