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THE ARIZONA MINER.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1801. Mk.Manasseb, who brought a large supply of goods hero at an early day,' has, we learn, disposed of the bal anco of his stock, and will soon return to La Paz. Mr. Iiurshco is a pleasant gentleman, aud we hope he will eorac back to Prescott. N. B. Appel, member of the House of KepreflenU tivea from the Qrst district, arrived here yesterday with several wagons and 15,000 pounds of Sonora Hour. If each of our legislators come as well stocked With pro visions there will certainly bo no danger of an early adjournment of tho Legislature for need of food. . Richard Gum. who came in from tho Woolsoy ex pedition with a bad fever, is now ui Rotindtrec's Ba loou, in Prescott, weak but recovering. Mr. Gird was very active upon the expedition, and probably over taxed his strength. We wish him an" early and com plete recovery. We are pleased to hear that John B. Allen, Eq., of tho Maricopa Wells, may, owing to the withdrawal of expresses through the southern 'country, and for oth er reasons, soon remove his business establishments to Prescott. They embrace a Ktorc, blacksmith and tin smith shops, aud other industrial enterprises which must prove valuable to our citizens. Moreover, Mr. Allen is a man of position and energy, whom wo should be glad to have with us. i 1)k. Willing, formerly of Colorado, and sometime connected with the Land Oflicc at Washington reached here a week since. He left Stockton. California, In May, intending to come to Fort Mohave direct, but wag hauled by the impassable road, and returning to Cali fornia came down to the Mohave road near the Toll gate, and so to the Fort, and from there here. The Doctor has been much in the mountains and last year wrote a aeries of articles for an eastern publication up on the mineral wealth of tho Territories. On Friday night the Indians stole a liorso belonging to Mr. Turner from his picket adjoining Miller's ranch. Mr. Dolling has lost several horses, but is not sure that tho Apaches have robbed him. Richard Hancock, formerly of Jo Davias county, Illinois, aged 21 years, died at Fort Whipple, Ang. Ti. He had been working on the Hassayampa, and was taken with the typhoid fever. He received every at tention at the fort, and the officers attended his funeral on Sabbath momiug, Aug. '28. The services were con ducted by the Rev. Mr. Read, and the body was de posited in the beautiful grounds of the, town cemetery, baside that of Hon. Joel Woods, of Colorado, the firal person buried there. Mistakes. One of those provoking mistakes which sometimes occur where the best care is taken, crept into the table of election returns given inourlast num ber. Jerome Calkins, Eq., was credited with but six ty vnif i at the Prescott poll, whereas he received eighty which brought his ai'grcgfcte vote within five of that received by Mr, Giles. Mr. Calkins made a very handsome run, and we would in no wise detract from his popularity. Another slip of the type, not so provoking, must be corrected. Mr. Rouchct, of the Second District, to reported as having a total vote of JC3, whereas it should have beeu 103, the same as that received by Mr. Holaday, The death of Jack Rcanchamp, &3 be was familliarly called, is generally regretted. He was everywhere known and well liked. Last winter he was engaged with his partners, Messrs. Genung and Mahon, in work iug the Montgomery gold lode, on tho Hossayampa, and he had good mining interests at different point. He was from California, where as here he was es teemed a good companion, a clever fellow, and had many warm friends, nis brutal butchery by the sav ages adds another to our many reasons for hastening their extermination. Tho men who were with Wool sey, and all who knew Beanchamp, will eagerly avenge his death. A you no Mexican, aged about 20, named. Jose In gliz, who came from Albuquerqno with Major Willis command as a teamBter, aud who has since been herd ing on the Hassayampa and Lynx creek, was found dead on Monday morning, on the trail from the latter place, within two miles or Fort Whipple. Sergeant Ashby and other ex-California volunteers, were at tracted to the body, which had been drawn on" the trail, by their dog They found it fdled with arrow, shot and lance wounds. The young man had started with a burro and gun, which wcro of course missing. He was stripped, of every vestige of clothing. Traces or live Indians were lonnu. The murccrcu tsan waa buried in tho Prescott cemetery yesterday morning Rev. Mr. Read performed a suitable service. Jamhs G. Barney, Esq., one of our best citizens, aud to whom we aro largely indebted for tho plaza woll,has returned to Santa Clara, California, on a vin it to his family. We wish him a pleasant tlmo aud an early return to Prescott. Thk military express from Tucson arrivod on the afternoon of the first instant. It broueht a lot of old papers and a few letters. It was the last cxprcsB from tho States via Tucson. Henceforth our communica tion will bo by the Whipple road to Fort Wingatc and Santa Fo. The expressmen who left here by that way on the 17th ult. aro expected to return in a few days. Blanks. We aro now ready, as elsewhere an nounced, to furnish legal blanks of new aud approved forms, for tho conveyance of mineral lauds, also for the use or Recorders. Any mining district may have blanks especially prepared at Bhort notice and on fair terms. There is no longer need of sending " inside " or outside " for your job printing. Let your home press, established at much expense, and in the face of many difficulties, bo liberally patrouized. By McMnllen's train the Secretary received a lot of boxes of stationery which were shipped from New York on the 3rd of August, 1803. Besides the delays of ocean and river transportation, thev have been stored at Fort Yuma and Pimo awaitiug a train to this place. As yet wo get goods from tho east Quicker by the plains and Santa Fe than by any other route. This will not be the caso when there are more boat on the Colorado, and proper roads from that river to Prescott Cou WoolskyV Report. Col. Woolsey'8 party returned Aug. 27, after an absence of nearly three months, having left on tho 1st of June. The report of the Colonel to the Governor, the publication of which wc to day begin, will be found to bo uninteresting doc ument. The party was unfortunate in tho loss of three of its members. Mr. Beuchamp at tho hands of the Indians, Mr. Mbrcll by an accidental Bhot, and Cap tain Porter, who in a fit of petulaucy left tho camp and wandered off, undoubtedly falling n prey to the sava ges. The results of the expedition in killing Indians and finding gold, wcro not what wo had looked for The report gives the reanonH for want of success, and as its publication will bo completed in our next, wc omit further comment, more' than to say that if tho bravo and willing men with Col. Woolscy did not win success they certainly deserved it. Suoh persevering explorer are a credit to any country, and on behalf of tho peoj.10 we heartily thauk them for their services for Arizona. If they have not killed many Indians or found new placers, they have - given us a valuable knowledge of ft hithortoainoxnlorcd.naf t of the-Ten tory, and bpenod'tho way for important rculta hereaf- Elsewhere we glvo a list of our principal agents. Tho paper can be seen at their respective offices. We are now ready to receive subscriptions aud advertise ments. Terms as stated on first page. In legal tender notes. As the Miner is largely circulated in Arhsoua it oners special inducements for advertisers who wish to reach our new aud ranidlv increasing population. dverti6ements as well as subscription may be sent through any of our agents, or directly to our office by mail aud military cxprcw. but Gov. Connelly has been ill for some time. is now able to be about fNew Mexican. Glad to hear that the good Governor is convales cent, aud hope his life may long be spared to the peo ple of New Mexico Few meu are possessed of better qualities of head or heart or with more of " that in- exhastible cood nature," which in the J&UKuae of Irving, " is the most precious gift pf heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather." The house erected by the Governor and Secretary) on their ranch opposite Prescott, (which they call Pi nal ranch, owing to its being covered with a grove of pinea) is nearly finished It is fifty feet front by forty feet in depth, of hewn log of large size. Ithusix rooms, besides a kitchen, npon the first floor, and a very large sleeping room up -stairs. It is handsomely located, ud a building which may be made exceeding ly comfortable. It has been a long time in course of couhtruction, owing to difficulty, in procuring certain neccawry materials, hardware especially. The Gov ernor aud Secretary have occupied it since the first of Augest. The First Mill. To Mr. George Lountand his nacociatea, Mr A. O. Noycs, Mr. Frederick, Mr. Ben edict and others, i9 doe the credit of bringing the first saw and quartz mill into thto part ot Arizona. So long ago as March last Mensrs. Lount, Noyea and Fred ericks started for San Francisco to purchase a mill. The delays in getting it forwarded to La Paz, and from La Paz, via William's Fork, here, have been very great and such aa would have discouraged men of less tenacity of purpose and indomitable perseverance. On the 30th ult a portion of the machinery arrived here, and Mr. Lount has gone back to a point npon the road where the balance was left owing to the breaking of one of the wagons. He hopes to rctarn here and have the saw mill in operation in a few weeks, and the quarts mil! at a day not much later, We trust that these enterprising gentlemen will Ikj abundantly re warded for ihi labor, the cost, find tho annoyance to which they have been put Good Bcilcinqs. -Tho store on the east side of the plaza, erected and occupied by Mr. Rogers, therepre sentative of Gray & Co., of La Paz, in thin place, is a neat and well-finished building, having quite tho ap pcaroncg of & city establishment. Mr. Rogers is hour ly expecting a fine stock pf goods, already a long time on the road, from La Pnz and San Bernardino. The store of Barth fc Harnett, on Montezuma street, next to the post office, is also a creditable building. Tho pro prietorn have a well assorted supply of goods, fend are soon to havo moro from California, whero Mr. Barnett has lately been. Barth & Barnett aro enterprising yonng men. They also have a storo at Weaver- Ir. Gnrvin has completed his office and hung out his sigh. We wish him all tho business he can reasonably expect in a very healthy country. The Jjuilding to be hired of Van C. Smith, Esq., for the Legislature, iB well ad vanced. It is a sturdy aud commodious structure. Representative Boggs has hired the house erected by Rev. Mr. Road. Col. Woolsoy will soon build in Pres. cott. ter. MARRIED. 'Aihegria Pria Ranch, Arizona Territory, Sept '3, by tho Revl MrVltead. Mr;-J'Mi Boq3 to' Uw'&Un B. RiPMiso)fAU,onteoott: WAim mMvy-w i THJE WOOIiHEY EXPEDITION. COL. WOOLHKY'fl JtHl'OUT TO TUB dOVKHNOK. Pkescott, Arizona, Aug. 28, 1864. To Ilia Excellency, John N. Goodwin, Governor ot Anzouu Territory. O... . T I 11. - t. . . . .... am jjuvu uiu nonor to report innl my commanu, consisting oi ninety-tlireo men (citi- r.ft iL. i r . . zuub; icii, mo Agua i'na , ranch about 6 p. in r i il i ........ uuno j 8i anu arriveu at x tellers cionoga at ono o'clock tho following morning, distance 15 mile3, courso i. oy- n. A small party of Indians wero oncampod in this cionoga, but oacaped in tho dark. There are fino springe at this cionoga, which is upon the Chavez wagon road, and will be a prominent point should that road prove a success. On the morning of the 2d, we marched in the eamo goneral direction, by way of Copper canon, to tho" Rio Verde. Distance ten mile. The trail down ia rough bat readily made by pack an i inn la. Crossing the river a mile below the canon we continued our march east to a branch of the Rio Verde, striking it about iijr milea above its tnbuth. This branch m called Clear Fork, and is thirty mile in length. It runs from the N. K., and three miles above where we1 camped it canons, and for fifteen milea it paases through one of the roughest and most impassa ble canons in the Territory. At Clear Fork I divided the command, sending the pack train vi th thirty-three men southward to seek a pas sugo through the mountains, while with the ro-i ui'iimug sixty men I continued in an easterly course, towards tho great Tonto Basin, where the pack train was directed to meet us. That train wus under command of M. Lewis, an expe rienced mountaineer, aud one of the original Wnlker party of explorera. Our way was over a very rough country, through which a pack train could hardly have gone. After a fatiguing march of two days wo arrived at the top of the moun-l tain or table land overlooking the great basin,! and standing at its upper or eastern end. This basin is occupied by Tonto and Final Apaches, and I confidently expected a fight with them. The next morning we descended into the basin, not without much difficulty, and began a search for the red-skins, but wre unable to find any, though the trace of their recent presence were numerous. For three days we continued the search, beating np the email streams and ravines about the basin, bnt in vain. In the afternoon of the fifth day after leaving Clear Fork we were Joined by the pack train, upon a stream which we called the bast tort of the Verde, yhe train bad followed the course ot the river about eight miles, nearly south, over the foot hills, and had then struck across the mesa south-easterly about, eight miles, to. Fossil creekt thence south 30 E., about eighteen miles, through Fossil canon, and over the mountain, thence east about :?ix miles to the East Fork ot the Verde, where they joined us. Their route ia reported as prac ticable for wagon. This portion of tho country U a lava bed, covered with timber, and excellent grass upon the mountains. On the morning of the eighth of June we took our ftiarch in a south orly direction, over the hills, and at noon reached a stream which I called Tonto creek, running south Q0a E., and being about thirty miles in lenuth. The rock hereabout changes to a blue isb granite. Our stopping place was at a very pretty cienega, with an excellent spring of water. In the afternoon we moved to Tonto creek, about nine miles, and1 camped at eomo tanks. There is no water in tho creek so hich up. We con tinued down Tonto creek to a point about five miles from its mouth, where we' turned east and truck across a mesa to Salt river, at a point four mile above the junction of the creek. On Ton to creek we prospected in several :ea for gold, and found color, but not in peytnr quantities. ll along it are the ruins of aucient fortifications and houses-, indicating s former large population. Tho walls of the buildings are of stone Juid in cement, which is yet quite firm. Finding our stock of provisions was getting low, I started a pack train to the Pimo Villueea. It consisted of thirty-six animals, with nn escort of twentythree men, under command of Ilenrv jaycox. The water of Salt river is Tery brackish, and there being but little grass at our camp I went out with amall mounted party to hunt a better camp l urst went down the run to the mouth of Tonto crock, where I found a largo Indian village, of some filly huts. It had been aban doned but a few hours before. This was bevond doubt the head quarters of Wa poo-i-ta, or Big Rump, the Tonto chief. Tue next day the Indt aus fired the village, utterly destroying it. Not finding a camp itfthis direction, on tho following duy J went up tho river about four miles aad discovered an excellent point. A large spring of pure water, rrass in abundance, and of excellent quality, and wood at a convenient distanco. Tho noxt day we moved to tho inviting point, and namod it Grapo Vine sprint:. About the spring are at least two "thousand acres of good tillublo land, and the water ia sufficient for very largo herds of stock. As the pack train would not retnfh from Pimo for some days, and I was confident there was a largo nUmbor of Indians in tho vicinity. I deter mined to hunt them, and on tho following day aOer dark I started at the head of thirty-six men with six days rations, for a scout on tho north sido of the river. By two o'clock tho next morn ing we reached a high mountain, since called Signal ..mp.untajn. .but wero anablo to roach the top in 'tho1 darkrieas, it being very precipitous, anu we lay down until' day iigni. we than found a trail to tho top. nod passing over ths eouthorn oud of the mountain wo followed il lo a ranchoria, upon which wo came Unexpectedly td ourselves, and so suddenly that tho Indians fled leaving behind their bows and arrows, and thelif firos burning. After hunting nrouod for two uf throe honrs without finding the Indians, we pro ceeded northward, and at noon urrived at a stream flowing oastwardly, which we named Syc amoro creek. This creek wo followed down about twelve miles, to ita mouth, finding Indian torn and wheat fields all tho way. At tho mouth of the creek tho Salt rivor flows southward for somo miles and then turns to tho west. Three or four Indians appeared upon the hills and hal loed to us on our arrival nt Salt river, and after a timo I succeeded in having a talk with one who represented himself to bo a " capitan." He refused, however, to uppronch nearer than two or three hundred yards. Wo crossed Salt river here, and followed the left bonk down about six miles, when the stream canoned and we were obliged to climb tho mountain. It was dark when we roached trie top, aud we followed u Indian trail over very rough ground in a south erly direction. After several miles travel tho trail turnod westwardly, and nt II o'clock p. in. we came upon u fineetreum of water. Here we camped for the nnjht, hearing Indians all around us, but seeing nono. The morninc, light revealed beautiful valloy covered with corn and wheat fields. This creek we numed Pinal creek. It runs northerly and cmptieH into Salt river neor tho great bend above mentioned Soon aftof daylight the Indian fires commenced blazing on tho hill tops, and tho Indians began hallou'tiit: til us. One who appeared to bo the leader, ap proached near enough to talk to us, and 1 invited him and his people to visit us at our camp on Salt river, which he promised he and they would do tho next duy. TO BS CO.NCLUnSD IX OCR NEXT. J ' IA LtlZLt NOTICK. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, h irat Judicial District of the Territory ofArizono. In Admiralty, f Whkrscas, A libel of information has been filed in the District Court of the United Statesv within and for the First Judicial District of tho Territory of Arizona, on the 25th day of August) a. d. 1864, by Almon Gnr Attorney ot tho United .States for said district, against a piece of land and the buildings thereon, Bituated on or nvjar tho Santa Cruz river, about forty miles from the town of Tucson, and about eight miles from the town of Tnbac, owned by ERas Bra voort, as forfeited and confiscated to the United States for the violation of the laws of tho United States unproved August 1861, and July, 1862. Now, therefore, in pursuance of tho monition and attachment under the seal of eaid court: to mo directed and delivered, I do hereby give pub lic notice to all persona claiming eaid premises. lands and tenements, or any part thereof, or knowing or having anything to eay why tho earn a should not be condemned and aold pursuant to tho prayer of said libel, and that they be and ap penr before tho said court to bo held in tho town of Tucso'n, in and for the Third Judicial District of the Territory of Arizona, on the last Tuesday of October, 1864, at ten o'clock in the forenoon of that day, if the samo bo n day of jurisdiction (otherwise tho next day of jurisdiction thereaf ter) then and there to interpose a claim for tho samo, and to make their allegations in that bo1 hall. M. B. DUFF I ELD. Marshal of U. S. for Territory of Arizona. A. Gaok, U. 8. Attorney. nl23 A. G. DUNtf, DSALSR IN GENERAL. MKRCIIA!f DlSXt PRESCOTT, AB1ZOJTA Goods Bought and Sold on Comraiscion. ' JUST KECKlVEn 7,40 Ibn, Pimo Klowr, (a enperior article,) and for sale at the lowest market rates. t!2f BARNETT & BARTH PRESCOTT AJSD WEAVER, ARIZONA; Having jaat received a full assortment of Roods at their stores, arc ready to supply tho demands of cus tomurn with everything usually had in tho stores of thin Territory, and at a cheaper rate than ever before sold in this part of the country. A large quantity of PlaHr Jaat reaetvdi and for wie at the very lowest market price. . PRESCOTT TO L.A. PAB. The Pioneer Express. Tho undersigned will run a Pony Express semi-monthly, from FreHcott and the varions mining districts of northern Arizona to La Paz, connecting with Grant's and Wolla, Fargo & Uo.'a expresses to Unlifornia and tho Atlantic States. Offices: Lynx Creek, Wertbeimoj?s store : Prescott, Juninor JTouso : Weuvervills. Howell's atoro ; I Pnz, Chris. Murr'fi saloon. ROBERTSON & PARISH. Proscott, July 28, 1 b64 nlO L, Dukes & CoJa Express -FROM- MOHAV TO PPvTCOTTi 46&A. - Wf. will run a regular sflmi-,mdhthikkE5 from Atohavo, near- Iforfc AMohavo, to . Preacau' andPdrt Whinplo, Arizona, couj'octiog with th Government Expfs'w from JYt Mohavs.