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JPx-escott5 Arizona.
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
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
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nothing has been done toward extending tho
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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
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
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HMrod empaxwea aaveBouirag
t Sa flti W ti tmm ill mrim. of that
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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.
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
Were our few border settlers strong
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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
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-
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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
ms iuhww.
Tbs California Legislature has anjouracd
-and the newspapers arc rejweca.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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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
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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
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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
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
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
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
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
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VI. .Hereafter the officer detailed to
ss issue to Indians (by general orden v
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
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.

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