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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.

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