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If MINE Tisdale A. Hand, " The Gold of that Land is good." Publisher. VOLUME I. PRESCOTT, ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1864. NUMBER 17. THE ARIZONA MINER. T. A. HAND. Publish?!-. SUBSCRIPTION I u Payable in advance, without exception. Foroncyenr $6,00 For abc months . . , 3,00 For throe months 1,50 Flails conk . - , i ,26 DVEUTISING : A sqnarc canals tcu lines of this lettor. Ono b ;iare or fm, one Insertion, $2,00. Loch subsequent fauBcrtion, 1,00, One Hquaro standing for three fltoiouths, $6,00. For aix months, 10,00. For one Jyear 15,00 and at the same ratea for larger quantities CONCURRENT RESOLUTION hOF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF TflE TEERITORT OF ARIZONA. Resolved by Urn Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Arizona. That whereas, the able and valuable services of Captain T. 'J'. Tidball, of the 5th Infantry California Voluuteers, in his various succefcs ful expeditions against the barbaroui Apaches merit tlio highest expression ol our approba tion and as the only mode of expressing the obligations that the people of Arizona owe to him ; therefore 1. Resolved, that the thanks of this Leeisla- Itive Assembly be tendered to the bravo an ener getic Captain T. T. Tidball, and the officers and fflftlnmro tinrlnt ta tr.mmon1 frxr Iiicj nnrt itmti 'efficient and eminently successful campaigns jagainst the hostile Apache3 of Arizona. I 2. Resolved, that the Secretary bo instructed to lorward to Captain Tidball a copy of the abore resolution. W. CLAUDE JONES, Speaker eff ib Homo of Representative. OOLES BASHFORD, 1'rosidont of the Council. 1 n vfaxxKAS, On or about the 24tb day of August last ueut. bjivwter Mowry, cuuming to m a resident of this Territory, and largaly inter ested in the mines thereof, having rewirnod thereto for the purpose of looking after his interests therein, was placed outoF said Tern torv in pursuance of an order issued bv Gen James 11. Oarleton, commanding the depart ment of New Mexico, by the military forces under his command : wherefore bo it Resolved by the Council, the House of Rep- esentatives concurring, That such action on the iart of General Caroton was unnecessary, and that in our opinion the presence of said Mowry un this Territory was not dangerous to tho peace thereof ; I hat tho Courts ol this Territory are competent judges of all violations of the laws of tho United States, and of tho Territory of Arizona, committed within their jurisdiction, and have all necessary power and authority to punish all violations thereof: and bo it further , m XMiOVlWUf M. IJUU II IU UdVVIIVUbJ VI1U UUIblUUI , sof this Territory bo requested to forward a copy of these resolutions to Con. James 11. Carleton, with a request that he revoke said order, and in case of his refusal that he then forward a copy of said resolutions to tho Secretary of War with a like request. W. ULAUDtt J UN US, Speaker of tho House of Representatives. COLES BASHFORD, President of tho Council. added by tho Governorjto tho lasfsection of a bill entitled Of Miscellaneous provisions : Pro vided, nothing contained in this section shall bo construed to repeal anv laws heretofore in exis tence in this Territory until tho Iawa inconsistent therewith, pass at tho present eossion of the Legislature, shall take effect atid bo in force, ex cepting however, that all of the provisions of this bill, and every part thereof, shall tako effect and be in force from and after tho 20th dav of April next. W. CLAUDE JONES, Spoakor of tho House of Representatives. COLES BASHFORD, President of tho Council. , Whereas, Since tho settlement of this country the people have suffered in tho loss oMhe lives of some of our moat respected citizens ; also in loss of stock and other property, and from constant apprehension of attacks, owing to the frequent raids made by the hostile Indi ans ; and Whereas, Lieut.-Colonel King S. Woolsoy has with great perseverance and personal sacrifice, raised and led against tho Apaches, during the present year, three several expeditions, composed of citizen volunteers, who, like their commander, havo snent their time and means. and up to this time have been entirely unrec- ompensed thcretor, and Whereas, Those expeditions have been highly beneficial to tho people, not only by taking the lives of numbers of Apaches, and destroving the property and crop3 in their country, but also by adding largely to the ceoirrnnhical. zo ological and mmeralogical knowledge of the country ; tnereloro Resolved bv tho Council, the House of Ren- reseutatives concurring, That the thanks of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Arizo na bo nnd are hereby presented to Lieut Colonel King S. Woo'sey, and all of those who under hid gutu&ocu have and n rod with him so mnv hara- altps, and have contributed so much to tho safe ly, kfiowladgv a ad gun era l welfare of ibfl people. W. CLAUDE JONES, Speaker of tho Homo of Representative. COLKS BASHFORD, President of the Council. True copies of tho originals on filo in my office. Richard c. Mccormick, Secretary of tho Territory. TRcsolved by tho Council, tho Houso of Rep .r..i:..rto nnnntirrtnt 'VUa. flirt finrornnf nf this Territory bo and ho hereby is authorized and empowered to chango tho following bills in hia hands, passed at tho present session of tho Leg- . . t If a 1 ftr a ii islaturo, so that tuoy euau wko eueci anu do in forco from and alter tho 'JOtu day ol April next. Said bills are entitled as follows : Of crimos and punishments ; Of proceedings in criminal cases ; Of jaila and prisonB and confine ment therein : Of tho titlo to real property by kJescont : Of the distribution, custody and appli- ....i i. a it., i. i cation oi puDiio monies ; uiu iiuhuiwuu oi s. t 1 i . .1 - actions : Ui irauuuient conveyances auu con tracts ; Of estates in dower ; Of wills ; Of pro bate courts : Of marriages : Of divorce : Of tho jrights of married women ; Of tho liability for Of exemptions ; Ui attorneys and counsellors at, law ; Of conveyances ; Of forcible entry and de tainer : Of corporations for mining purposes : Of CBacequias or irrigating canals ; Of tho support of poor persons and orphan children ol Indians ; ui commissioners of deeds in other States and Tor ritories j Of habeas corpus ; Of the incorporation of villagefl. The following bhaH bo likowiao JOINT RESOLUTIONS OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OK THE TERRITORY ' OP ARIZONA. Bo it resolved by tho Lcgislativo Assembly of tho Territory of Arizona. 1. That tho non. Charles D. Poston, our Del egate to the Congress of tho United States, be instructed and requested to use every eflort m his power to procure from the general govern ment five hundred stand of Springfield rifled muskets calibre 58, of the latest improved qual ity, with their equipments and fixed ammunition sufficient for tho purpose of arming and equip ping a battalion of Arizona. rangers, for active service against tho Apaches and other hostile In dian tribes in this Territory. 2. That he bo instructed and requested to pro cure tho establishment of tho following mail routes, with weekly postal service on each: 1st. From Mesilla, via Tucson, Casa Blanca and Agua Caliento, to La Paz, in coaches. 2d. From Tucson, via Tubac, to Patagonia Minos. 3d. From Tubuc, via Cerro Colorado, Fresnal and Cababi, to Tucson. 4tb. From Casa Blan ca, via Weaver, Walnut Grovo and Upper Haa- aayampa, to Prescott. oth. From Prescott to La Paz, in coaches. 6th. From La Paz, via Williomsport, Castlo Domo City, Laguna, and Arizona City, to Fort Yuma. 7th. From La Paz to Loa Angeles, in coaches. 8th. From Prescott to Mohave City, in coaches. Oth. From Mohave City to Los Angelos, via San Ber nardino, in coaches. 10th. From Mohavo City, via Aubry, to La Paz. 11th. From Mohave City, via Santa Clara, to Jbillmoro City, in tho Terri tory of Utah. 12. From Albuquerque, Now Mexico, to Prescott, in coaches. 3. That a copy of theso instructions bo for warded immediately to the Hon. Charles D, Poston, by tho Secretary of tho Territory. W. CLAUDE JONES, Speaker of tho Houso of Representatives. COLES BASHFORD, President of the Council. Approved November 3, 18Q-L , ; ' jqhn n, goqpwin; Bo it resolved by tho Legislative Assembly of tho rn: r That His Excellency Governor J. N. Good win, be requested and is hereby empowered to make each corrections in the phraseology nnd wording of tho several chapters of tho revised codo of laws as may bo necessary to produce harmony of language in tho same ; Provided, that no alterations shall cliect the intent or sub- otanco of the law. "W. CLAUDE JONES, Speaker of tho Houso of Representatives. COLES BASHFORD. President of tho Council. Approved November 9th, 18G4. JOHN N. GOODWIN. True copies of tho originals on file in my office. richard o. Mccormick, Secretary of tho Territory. LAWS OF ARIZONA. BY AUTHORITY. AS" ACT AUTHORIZING TUB APPOINT MENT OF A COMMISSIONKR. TO RE PORT A CODE OF LAWS. Be it enacted by tho Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Arizona. Section I . That tho Governor of said Terri tory be and he hereby is authorized and em powered to appoint a commissioner to prepare and report a code of Iawe for the use and conssd oration of the Legislature of said Territory. I 2. This act shall tako effect and be in forco from and after its paesage. W. CLAUDE JONES, Speaker of tho House of Representatives. COLES BASHFORD, President of the Council. Approved October 1, 1864- JOHNT. GOODWIN- A truo copy ol tho original on hie in my iT t-KJJ.X "X i U J. AVUVlVdllUIV, Secretary of tho Territory. uujCO, jt sm v tar COrt-DKIW Bo it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Arizona. 3 1. That tho ounty Recorder shall bo ex officio Clerk of tho Probate and County Courts. I 2. The Governor of the Torntory shall ap point Recorders for tho different Counties who shall bo ex-officio Clerks of tho Probate and County Courts, and who shall! serve until their successors are duly elcted and qualified as pro vided by law. 1 3. All acts or parts of acta conflicting with this act aro hereby repealed and declared null and void. 3 i. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage. W. CLAUDE JONES, Speaker of the House of Representatives. COLES BASHFORD, President of tho Conncil. Approved November 9,1864. JOHN N. GOODWIN. A trae copy of the original on file in my office. richard c. Mccormick, Secretary of the Territory. AK ACT AUTHORIZING A LOAN ON THE FAITH AND CREDIT OF THE TERRITORY TO INAUGURATE AND PAY THE EXPENSES OF A CAMPAIOIf AGAINST Till APACHE INDIANS. Bo it enacted by tho Legisfctfvs Assembly of the 'ierntory ot Arizona, Section 1. That by virtue of tho power vested in the Legislature of this 1 erritory, a loan not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, is here by authorized to bo negotiated on tho faith and credit of the Territory, to bo paid at tho expira tion oi twenty years irom ino uate tuereot, bat pnyablo at any timo after five yeais from the date thereof, wholly or any part thereof, at the pleasuro of tho Territory ; said loan not to be negotiated for loss than eighty por cent in gold, on tho par value thereof, and bearing interest at the rate of ten per cent per annum payable an nually at tho Capital of tho Territory ; both prin cipal and interest to be paid in gold. Z 2. Tho Treasurer of tho Territory is hereby authorized and required as soon as practicable to issuo gold bonds of tho Territory in sums of fifty, one hundred, two hundred and tatty, and ono thousand dollars, payable on tho first day of Jan- d. itibo, and not exceeding in the uary a. d. ipoo, and not exceeding in the aggrfelJound discretion the exigencies of th tiinei gate ono htmdrod thousand dollar in ttfo foOoflpavo required the jervices of such body of ing form to-wifc i fcoNOtuDio oh third paoj INDIAN WAR LOAN. Bond No. day of a. d. 186 Twenty years after date the Territory of Ari- xcnaprozaisea to pay to the order of tho Governor of tho ierntory Dollars with interest at the rato of teu per cent per annum from dat'. paya- ' bio annually at tho Capital of the Territory, Tor value received, interest and principal payable! In gold. ' -? Treasurer. Secretary of the Territory. 3. All such bonds shall be finned bv h5 Treasurer with his proper name affixing his offi cial character thereunto, which shall bind tbo Territory for the said bond so signed under tho provisions of this chapter. The said bonds shall be endorsed by tbo Governor of the Territory with his proper name and affixing his official character thereto : and the Secretary of the Ter ritory shall countersign the same with his proper name affixing his official character thereto ; and said bonds shall bo authenticated with the great seal of the Territory of Arizona. Tho coupons or certificates for the payment of the interest, shall be attached to said bonds in such manner that they may be taken off without injuring or mutilating tho bonds, bring severally numbered from one to twenty inclusive, each bearing tho corresponding number of the bond to which they aro attached, and uhall be signed by the Treas urer of the Territory. It shall be the duty of tho Secretary of the Territory, after so countersign ing said bonds, to make a register of the same with the number and amount thereof, and deliv er the eame to tho Territorial Treasurer, charg ing him with the amount. The Treasurer also shall keep a register of said bonds and shall de liver the same, or such part of tho same as ho may deem expedient, to the Board of Territorial Commissioners for sale or negotiation, taking ' their receipt therefor The amounts received for 8uch bonds negotiated, and bonds returned by tho board of Territorial Oomnn&sioners. shall be placed to the credit of said board of Territorial Commissioners to be applied solely to Indian ; war purposes. I 4. It shall be the duty of tho board of "Tor riisriai Commissioners, on or before the Jdth day of June a. d. 1865. to make to the Board of Territorial Auditors, a report io full of all tho bonds sold or negotiated, the number of the same, to whom, and for what amount sold, also the num ber and amounts of all bonds returned, if such there be, setting forth in full in said report, each and every item that may be necessary for a final settlement between the Board of Territorial Auditors and said Board of Territorial Commis sioners as regards tho sale and negotiation of said bonds and prior to the deposit of the pro ceeds of tho same with the Territorial Treas urer. I 5. It shall bo lawful for the Board of Terri torial Commissioners or any member of Baid . Board to draw upon the Territorial treasury at any timo after tho issue or negotiation of said bonds, drafts payable in gold coin for the payment of companies of Rangers, upon tho afndavits of tho Captains of said companies, stating the placo or localities where their services have been ren dered, tho work performed, the kind, amount and character of tho success achieved, which affidavits shall be the vouchers of said Board of Territorial commissioners at their semi-annual settlement with tbo Territorial treasurer to bo made on the 15th day of June and the 15th day of January of each year. 6. It shall be the duty of tho Territorial commissioners and of each member of eaii board on or beforo the time3 mentioned in the prece ding section of this chapter to make a semi-annual settlement with tho Territorial treasurer for all drafts drawn iu accordance with and for tho pur poses specified in thiB chaptered produce and filo with said treasurer, all vouchers properly attest ed by Bome court of competent jurisdiction, up on which said drafts havo been drawn taking a receipt therefor, from said treasurer. Such set tlement may bo made in person or by legally au thorized agent of said commissioners, or in wri ting : provided, that this section be construed us in no mauner releasing tho said commissionora from thoir responsibility frdm tho loss or destruc tion of their vouchors prior to filing tho samo ! mui tuc xuiiibuimi treasurer. 1 1. The board of Territorial commissioners, , or any member of said board, may draw on tho . treasurer Ot tho Territory, and from tho Indian war fund, drafts for the paymout of ranger corps not formed under tho provisions of tho act an-, thorizing tho raising of rangers, when in their .1 .1? it-- ... r n. i. ouuu Hiscrotion tue exigencies oi tns times may . A I f . I t i. men4 1 'i li A ii 1 t J t I fa r?