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THE ARIZONA MINER.
"The Gold of that Lund ia good." T. A. JIASVIK IuJ)llMl).r. PKESCOTT, WEDNESDAY JUNE 22, 1804. PKI2SCOVV.' At oor renders will quickly perceive, the Miner Of to-day hails from a new placo of publication The number due on the 8th of the present month, wo3 not issued on account of the confusion of our 6fiice attendent upon its removal from the oW site of Fort Whipple to this new town. W are now comfortably and conveniently located, artfl tTij paper will be regularly sent off, for the present semi-monthly a3 heretofore, though at an early day wo hope, to cruet our friends and w w w patrons, with a weekly edition. Fresco tt, is situated upon Granite Creek, one mile to the south, of the well known Granite !Kanch of Sheldon. .Smith and Forbes, and one and u half miles south of the new eito of For Whipple. The distance from the old fort where dur office has been from the starting of the paper js about twenty-three miles, in a direction nearly southerly. Proscott is about twelve miles west from Walkor'8 Gulch, (Lynx Greek), about six miles north from Groom's Creek, ten miles north from the upper Hassayampa, and some thirty miles north from the town of Weaver and the Antelope diggings. From La Paz, by the Ehrenburg road to weaver, it is not more than ono hundred and fifty miles ; by the Williams' Fork trail not over one hundred and seventy miles. From For Mohave it is about the same distance, while from Tucsonrit is about two hundred and thirty miles n. little west of north, and from the San Francisco Mountain it is south by cast, nearly one hundred miles. It is in the centre of an extensive and promising quartz raining region ; a country well wooded, and with sufficient grass for herds, and water for all practical purposes. It is moreover at a point combining with an exquisite landscape a climate agreeable at- all seasons of the year, and remarkably salubrious. So great is the altitude . that even at this late day in the month of June tho weather is not oppressively warm at noon, while the nights are refreshinclv cool. It is destined we think to be the chief town of this part of the Territory, and while we have no official authority for tho announcement, we have reason to believe that the Governor will accedo to the general desire of the people of the Walker and Weaver mines, and of the Colorado River country, and convene the first Legislature here. 2f that body is to meet north of the Gila, it would be difiicult to choose a moro central, or eligible point. I he proceedings under which the site was dhosen, the name of Prescott selected and the lots have been disposed of, are given in the fol- lowing report: A meeting of citizens wa3 held at Granite creek, Arizona Territory, on Monday-evenirjg Mav 30th. 186-t. in rpsnonso to the following notice : which had been widely posted, viz : .Notice. There will bo a public meeting held tit tho Store of Don Manuel on Granite creek, oli Monday-Evening, May 30th, 1864, for tho purpose of considering and adopting the best mode of disposing of lot in tho proposed town, to thoso wishing to purchase under the recent JVct of Congress. , By order of MaN'Y CITIZENS. anil disposition of the lots, in accordance with the said; Act ot uongroBH. Ur.80i.VKD. that the Kaid Commisfllocerfl ho rennca- tod U proceed with all diligence in the discharge of the duties assigned to them, that purtiea desiring to build may uo so wunoui unnecessary delay. lihaoi.vaT), mat at least one Bquare m the proposed ,owu site should bo reserved for a nnhlic nlnzu. nnd that ghonld HIh Excellency the Governor conclude to convene the Lceidalure at thin nohit. which we re. spoctfully and eurneatly request him to do, that at least one gquaro snouid Uo annronr ated foi the dud c building. " Tho annexed rosolution was also adopted on the motion of Dr. Alsop : Rbsolvkd, That tho Commissioners named bo and they are hereby requested to levy a tax or percentage pro rata upon tho amount bid by the purchaser oi each and every lot sold, which ahall in the aggregate be sufficient to nav tho nn prison nf flift oiirvov nf nfiid t f. . 7. . .......v town sue, aim mat iney receive no mot e of the pur chase money until the perfection of the title to tho iota, ny tne general government. Mr. Charles Dorman proposed tho following resolutions which were also unanimously ap proved, viz : Resolved, That a Mass Mcctinc bo heldatPrescott. on Monday, July 4th, 18G1, at noon, tj celebrate the win anniversary of American Independence, and pro peny 10 inaugurate tne new town, a fresh evidence ot American progress and nrosneritv. Resolved, That His Excellency Governor Goodwin be invited to preside on the occasion. Resolved, That the Hon Richard 0. McCormick, ncuiuuuy ui me Territory, ne invitcu to deliver an oration. kesolved, That John Forbes. James fi. Tt.imrv. John Howard, Dr. T. P. Seclev and Dr. James Gamin be a committee to make all necessary arrangements for o meeting. Adjourned, ROBERT W. GROOM, President T. A. Hand, Secretary. fusion and endless litigation in tho future. Our cgislators should be men of intellect, respousibil- ty, and experienco ; men well acquainted with he Territory, and its necestitie men ambitious not for their paltry pay and mileage, or for tho distinction of office, but to advance the aubstan- ial prosperity of this great region which is con- esaedly tho richest in gold nud silver of any upon the American continent, buch men are not wanting, and it is for the people to see that they are brought forward, and olctcd by majorities which shall assure them of their hold upon the popular confidence. Tho permanent success of tho Territory de pends very largely upon the clmrncter of the officials chosen at this election. Jefc no man hink lightly of hi3 vote, or bestow it without careful consideration. As Arizonians we owe it to ourselves, and to tho world, to cast aside all partizan or personal feelings, and to rally as ono man to the cordial support of the candidates who have the ability to do us the best service at this early period in our Territorial career, whoso wisdom will so build tho foundations of our broad commonwealth that thoy shall remain firm and lasting throughout all coming time. ' On our fourth pago will be found the procla mation of Governor Goodwin, ordering an elec tion for Delegate to Congress, and for members of the Legislature. The publication of this docu ment, which was prepared in the latter part o May, has been delayed by the removal of tho ''Granite Creek, May 27, 1864. Dn motion, Robert W. Groom was chosen to preside and T. A. Hand was appointed secre tary, ; Tho following resolutions introduced by Dr. J. T. Alsop, of Lynx creek, were, after some "discussion, unanimously adopted, viz : Resolved, That in the judgement of this meeting, the two quarter Hoctions of land upon the east bank of Gran5te Creek, the northerly line of the same, begin ning at a point half a mile, more cr less, southerly from ;the cabin of Messrs. Sheldon, Smith and Forbes, and lately surveyed for a town site by Mr. Groom, are in a central and eligible location, and that we approve of their eolcctfon for the aforesaid purpose. Resolved, 'That we invite the citizens of the Ter ritory, and those persons Ti ho may hereafter become ucb, to unite villi us in establishing a town at thiB point, the name whereof shall be Prescott, in honor of the eminent Americau writer and standard authority upon Aztec and Spanish-American history. Resolved, 'Efcat we believe it to be for tho best interest of a!! concerned, that the lots in this town ho difloofledaf under the Act of Congress approved March Ud,r18G3, entitled "an Act for increasing the revenue by reservation and sa6 ol town sites on public lands." Resolved, That on account of tho great delay which must attend communication with the Secretary of the Interior, (owing to a lack of mail facilities,) and in abaenco of a ItegiHter and Receiver of the Land 0!tl e in this district, Messrs. Van C. Smith, Ilczelcteu Lro;l:s ttml Robert W. Groom be, and aro hereby rc 'iW'hfc i to act as Oornmlgaionera to rapresont the inter cta of this general government, nnd those of the oitl- zxiii of the Territory, in tho laying oat, iippraisment m ft mi . t i t , iLiMCK ouicu. ii win nruuit uio puuuu, aowever,j in ample time, thero being yet nearly a month before tho day appointed for tho election the 18th of July. The proclamation, like all tho official papers of His Excellency, the Governor, is clear and concise. No ono can misunderstand its nrovis- ions, and we believe that their fairneBs wiii be apparent to all. The election will naturally attract much inter est. It i3 important a3 being the first hold in the Territory, and in view of the great need of prompt Legislation in our behalf, both Jiere and at Washington. Tho Delegate chosen will 3erve for the balance of the present (38th) Congress. It is of the utmost consequence thaw the office, which is alike honorable and responsible, should be worthily filled. It must not be given to an as pirant simply because he is ambitious to have it, nor yet to get rid of his importunities, however annoying they may bo. It will not do to throw it away upon a man, who, lacking the confidence of the General or Territorial Governments, and destitute of character or ability, has no power to render ns the slightest service. It were worse than foolish to send a man to Washington to mend his broken fortunes, to get square with his political opponents, or to fight out some old and unimportant personal quarrel, at our expense. A noisy demagogue with a troop of expectants to reward, and of enemies to punish ; a man who, if elected, will be burthened with a catalogue of promiseanot one in ten of which ho can in any event fulfil, will not only bo incompetent to do us good, but must inevitably work to the detri ment of our dearest interests. Thoughtful and independent voters, will agree with us, iu the necessity of selecting for Delegate tho best possible ngeat that can bo found, and will consent to bo a candidate ; tho man who, regardless of politics, (which need have no promi nence in tho contest,) by his familiarity with the Territory, and the steps attending its organiza tion, by his investments here, and his knowledgo of our needs, no leas than by his integrity and iufluenco, ia best qualified to act at Washington, and in tho Atlantic States, for tho immediate and prospective benofit of all concerned in the 6ticce33 of our new and promising country. Tho election of such a man will, at onco, secure to us mail facilities, additional troops, a proper hear ing upon the Mexican, and Pacific Railroad questions, a correct representative of our unequal led mineral resources, and tho governmental and private co-operation necessary to thoir develop ment, and minor advantages which cannot other wise be obtained, and which it would bo an act of gross injustice to ourselves to loso by any want of united and prudent effort at this time. Scarcely second in importance to the Delegate- ship, is tho election of tho members of the Legis lature. Tho first laws of a country must bo framed with especial caro if wo would avoid con Taxation on Minks. Tho proposition made in Congress to tax tho mines five nor cent, on their gross proceeds moets with general condem nation on the Pacific coast. Uad the subject beon propprly understood at Washington, such a proposition could have found but littlo lavor. But we, of this far-off country aro likely to suffer from the ignorance or knavery of soma of tho national legislators Fernando Wood, who has proposed that Congress should stop the opening of the mines of Ariaona and Colorado, until the government can work them, has made himself as unpopular in the West, as for other reasons, Th GovfRKoit hat raado thU following tD- pointmeota of civil officers : Second Judicial District Probate Judg.. Charles G. Johnson, La Paz; Sheriff. Isaac A Bradshaw, La Paz ; Alcaldes, Josoph B. Tuttle La Paz, Francis Ilinton, Arizona City, T. Scott Stewart, Fork Mohave; Constable, Aloxander It. Kelley, La Paz; Notary Public, William' Butterheld, Caetle Dome Third Judicial District Probate Judge, JJez ckiah Brooks, Prescott; SkerhT, "Van 0. Smith, Pre3cott ; Alcaldes, Dr. J. T. Alsop, Lynx creek Benjamin F. Howell, Weaver, Dr William Gar win, Prescott ; Constable, John L. Forbes, Pros cott ; Notary Public, A. W. Adams, Lynx creek.. Tho following persons havo beon appointed Commissioners of Deeds for the Territory : W. M. B. Hartley, New York, Philip H. Hoyne, Chicago, John Woodworth Gould, P. B. Corn well, Kdwin P. Peckham and William R. Wads worth, San Francisco. The Scrvktok General. Tho report which reached us upon what wo presumed to bo good authority, to the end that Congress had united Arizona with New Mexico, in ono Survoyiug district, was not correct. Goneral Bashford has, we hear, been confirmed in his position, and will by instructions from Washington, immediately begin his surveying in different portions of tho Territory. This will be good news to our people, who, while favorably disposed to General Clark, were slow to believe that Arizona should not bo kept a distinct district. Goneral Bashford is expected here at an eaily day, from Tucson, and will we doubt not, enter upon his important duties with an energy and ability which will make him a popular, as ho cer tainly iB an important officer. r I MM.- rt,4. - i liu uiov he has lomr been in the .uast. Anions those who are after him with sham sticks, is Svlvester lots in 3rescott 011 tho 4th inst. passed off in a Mowry, who sends us from Now York, a copy of spirid manner ; seventy-throe lots were sold, ' f 1.1.1 ... ifonnn I 'I. a. ' an article from his pen, lately contributed to the ,or a LOtm UUWUUL OI Wii.ou, w"e meir ap- World newspaper of that city, which is very hard, pmwea vomo was nut fcy lu. A3 usual tne press but not uniustlv so. unon Fernando. took the load, the lot for the Minkr office having but not unjustly so, upon Fernando. Delegate Bennett, of Colorado, whose bill is a most extraordinary one to have originated with a man familiar with mining, shares in tho con tempt which tho West is showering upon Wood. He (Bennett) must havo known that tho law which he proposes would bo fatal to mining in many important districts, nnd in nine cases out of ten, a death-blow to the noor man. We have been pleased to notice tho nttention given by the nt Meailla, New .Mexico, on tho 18th day of July, ? preseut Congress to legislation for tho Territo- at PublIC auction to tUo Highest bidder, tho inter- j ries.butif such unfair nronositions as thoso of of Sylvester Mowry, in tho Mowry (Patago- Wood and BnnnRtt. nm to nrnrnil. w Jmrl mnp.h nia) Silver Mine, and that of Francisco Padroz, rather be left " alone in our glory." We cannot m thft Kaaua a51ver "Dee 75 miles enst of Tuc holinvo hntuntror frViof ilmtr will Irt mnrn flinn 1 1 I SOD -wwvvy w J VUMW VU J IF 111 V4 W UlUiU VUiU It been bought at the highest prico for which any weie sold, viz. 245. Cur building was the first S completed upon the town site. Tho salo of tho remaining lots will take place on tho 5th of July $ as per advertisement in another column. I i Sale of Arizona Minks. The U. S. Mar shal of Now Mexico, announces that ho will sell lustrate the supreme folly of their originators. Thero interests have been confiscated by tho United States government. j Fourth of July. By notice elsewhere it will ? bo seen that wo nro to havo a Fourth of July i celebralion in Prescott. The programme is a jj good one, and we hope for a largo gathering of h tho people. Tho "glorious fourth" is a dayy tcliirli nil A mnrimtna mn hfftrtilv nnitn in rotn- U mcmorating, and in this remote region, and nt liar satisfaction. Lot tho first observance of tho h day in Prescott, bo general and enthusiastic. ft Fatal Accident. Hon Joel Woods a mem ber of the last Legislature of Colorado who late ly arrived here, was accidentally killed in the I iorest near tnis town on tne 1st instant, by a w shot from the riflo of a companion who was on an hunting expedition with him. Mr. Woods was buried on tho 2d instant in a beautiful ground just east of tho town which will be re served for a public cemetery. Tho untimely death of Mr. Woods is deplored by all who knew him. Ljand ULAiys. me citizens oi r rescott ana i- The News. -We havo seen the Alta Califor- vicinity, havo organized a land claim club, nnd nia of May 23d, with Washington telegrams to held several meetings to consider tho protection fhoQIof. Thnnrmtrnftlln Pntnmnn nt In. nnn. .f il..:.. !.i . m i ? i I. 1. era! Grant, had been fighting tho Confederate Saturday Evening next to select officers for the k torcea under .Leo and Beauregard for more than club, and to ncrfect other business of importance. a week, and had steadily driven them back to- When tho club ia in working order, wo shall pub- wards Xiicnmond. ueneral Urant's Io3se3 had hjsh its constitution and by-laws, and give a rec- neon neavy, out were compensated by fresh troops, ord of its proceedings from time to timo. which were reaching him daily. w . r- General Sherman was puahinir tho onemv in Judge Howell's charge to tho grand jury ate Georgia, and a heavy battle was expected near Tucson, given on our first page, is a dignifiedc and lucid document. If tho law is Tho noxt oxpres3 will probably givo ua highly and forcibly set forth by all our Judges, thero can- bo no excuse for a neglect of a proper adminis-j tration of iustico. , t important war news. t- nr i ... jl rescott. wo nope in our next to give a skotchofthe life of tho eminent American his torian, after whom this town has, with marked propriety, been named. Apart from tho light thrown upon Aztec and Spanish-American his tory by Prescott, his character and attainments were such as to command tho admiration of tho world. Liuerality of La Paz. Wo havo tho pro-J ceedings of tho citizens of La Paz, in reference to tho Woolsey Expedition, and a list ot tneir contributions thereto, which will appear in oo noxt. I f!nr .. PntiTnK. Rnnerintentlf'rit of Indian Affairs, I wu.... 1 1 . " 0. Gray, Esq., and Ceo, W. Leihy, Esq., of La Paz, lea fnr Wftiivcr vc'Bterdav mornintr. after Bpending a weeA f f -r . ., . . I -w- ' . . , iiiEssRS ucorgo j.ount, A. U. iSoves, Fielder at Prescott. Mr Grav, who is one of tho largest raw , and Curtis, arnvod hero yestordoy afternoon from chants in La Paz, will establish a house at tins piact La Paz by a now road by which La Paz j3 and offer a supply of assorted goous. brought to within 140 miles of this place. The T.. k L ... r 41m im inutanti muou uukvu oi jount quanz-miu is vet unon tho ti... T T .1 f. I nl.uiiln n.nTillinTtinM 111 111 . i t Juiiu ja'jwuru, ijq,, ui uuiuiauu, hv,uwm.i." wwiuuu xvivur. Tiw. fw om ..rnYirf ihnrn l.PfririH mi Tuesday next.