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i-M'..M.'0'r i". M'.i.NriSIMV. DECEMBER 14, 1804. "Tba.Gohl of that Land is good." T. A. IIAffD, X'uliMshvr. -The Ammova Mikik is not u political paper, ' and those who. acjt?agor to make it such will have "tholt labor for nothiug ' whilo it remains in the present hands. Irr tiro initial number the 1 following pltttfeniHwas avowed and it will uot Ijo departed from : Independent in everything, tho organ of no exclusive interest, wo shall noc be without fixed principles, and a purpose to maintain them. Be Having, with tho immortul Washington, that " Jt iti Qply in our united character as an empire that our independence is acknowledged, that our now; er'"oftn bo regarded, cr ou; credit supported',' 'we shall to the extent of our inflneuce, uphold ov er constitutional and necessary measuro adopted ktflhv general govormhent to preserve tho honor and int&grity of tho Rdprtblfc. In this, however, we shall not. question tho right of any honestly to diffe'r with us, as to men .and means, nor shall wo decry as traitors and dieihiC3 those who do not.approve every act of the 'adininistratioh' br !Froni this stand point wo supported Mr2Lin- , coin for re-election, not because, we thought it was treason to criticizo tho acta of his adminis tration or irreconciiablo with the staunchest loy ally to the Union and tho government to prefer some ono else for the . .Presidency, but because wa believed Ida Course to havo been a prudent one, bis integrity to be unimpeached and unim peachable, and his exporience of indt3penaible valiie to the country ntrtbis time. :y are gratified at his success by a. very deci, ded vote, a vote such as no President since Washington has received. We read in it an ev- - Metrce that the cry of despotism and tyranny ..liaised against the administration has. tftken no, hold upon the popular mind. . - Whan General McGlellau accepted; the plat form constructed for mm at Chicago it wa3 tho signal for his defeat. Had he stood '"upon the bettor platform constructed by himself in his pat riae, speech .at West .Point, ie wouidJiayp re ceived, a much iarger voto,. - 1 - :( VJ'Iio masses of the pebplu undoubtedly want peace, but tliey do not want it through, a com promise that may lead to a war .within twelve inontbs after its sealing f. Of such, compromis es they have had enough. They want a peace f which shall . be enduriug$;'a peace which shall secure to the old flag-all &f-its stars, -and to tiio republic all of its Territory. They have elipwn by their ballots that no amount of treas ure or of blood will deter tnein from laboring to obtain such a peace, and audi only. Their vote is an indication of high and unweary pat riotism such as tho world has seldom wit nessed. It must lead nien of" all' parties and. of, ail political sentiments o know that there is do hope of a cessation, of hostilities Eave through a complete restoration of the Union. The laws mu3t be respected, and the flag hon ored in every State, then tho rights of all 'will be guarantied as of old, and' tho republic United, peaceful, prosperous, will stand Erst and most powerful among tho nations of the world. ... , ... - .THE COLORADO TRABE. "An important reduction. 'in 'tonnage duos oh vessels bound from San Francisco to the Colo nido Iiiver, and which may have occasion to touoh at La Paz, Lotfor California has boen.j made by tho Mexican autftorities. Credit is due to tho merchants ol San 'Francisco, and to our r 1 l T .. T TT ' T.1 ' 1 Plmap Tap tliir VyiJCUl US, iMl J. US, IXUU. X' . At' iJ . V vw.. activity in securing this ad'y'artap at the lianas of. the government of Lower California, -it i qrfable vcssols bound for tho Colorado to have thb benefit of freight to rM Paz, and lead, we bnhfi. to tho fisrlu fnf fthlinlirftont nf 6 UnO of Athoip from San Francisco to the Colorado, via.hat point. Messrs. Win. ft. Wadswortu & Sons,- of San Francisco, in a recfenb letter to tho. Secretary, attacli much importanco to tho rea'uc tiolrof tonnage dues, and also advise that ratoa of niarino insurance to the Colorado aro from 25 . to i6 1-J per cent lower than at this tiinp.iafjt. year. Taoy have satisfactory evidences, as we havo, that much of the Utah trade will bo divert ed by way of the Colorado Paver and send the following petition for signatures at this placo i Tof'tho Ilonorablo postmaster General of the United States. k ' ' ' , 'The petition of the subscribers for increased postal facilities from Los Angeles to Fort Yuma nteatnera at prevent buc fully i.avi..;miu Ui hijdi up a Ilardyvilk', 'J miles abovo Mohave, ubout -150 miles from tho mouth of the Colorado river, involves tho necessity for frequent informa tion from Fort Yuma of the safe arrival of ves sels bound from this port to tho mouth of the Colorado" river, as well as advices of tho shipment of valuable silver and copper ores : And tho prospective trade from Utah, Idaho and Montana Territories, with that of Colorado, and tho gradual development of tho rich mines of Arizona and other Territories named, de mands increased facilities for correspondence now carried on at great disadvantage, as to time, with the points named : Tour petitioners would a3k your favorable consideration of tho subject, and your obtaining tho requisite authority to establish at least a weekly mail from Los Angeles to Fort Yuma, California, La Paz, Yuma county, Fort Mohave, Mohavo county, Arizona Territory, and a con nection from Fort Mohavo with St. George aud and other points ia Washington county, Utah Territory :: As, with such postal advantages, tho commer cial intercourse via iho Colorado river would be' greatly increased, anil tho ties that bind tfte growing population ln our neighboring expand ing Territories would be strengthened. December, 1864. This petition is at our oflico.and wo invito our people to-sign it. Wo should better our postal connections in dvery way. Messrs. Wadsworth a"ro the agents of Captain Truowdrthy's boat, the Esmaralda, now upon the Colorado, and havo a regular lino of sclioonors running in connection with it, from San Francisco. They aro enter prising men, nnd the Captain is indefatigable. Despite the prejudice which the mad-man, Samuel Adams, has created in tho Territory against them, we havo reason to believo that they are anxious to help the Territory and for all who labor ,to that end, wo have nothing but words of warm encouragement. Tbero is room enough ou our chief river for a score of boaU, and there is no reason why oue compauy should be jealous of another. WEH02UA3Cft TO CONGfi&EfcSS. Tho Secretary has forwarded to Colonel Pos ton, our Delegate in Congress, copies of tho fol lowing memorials addressed to that body by tho Legislature, to-wit : Asking that tho tract of land in tho bend of the Colorado river opposite Foit Yuinu bo at tached to tho Territory of Arizona. Instructing Hon. Charles D. Poston to urgo the Congress of tho United States to appoint commissioners to survey and establish the boundary lino botween Nevada, Utah and Col orado Territories, and Arizona. Asking of Congress an appropriation of $150,000 for placing the ludians.of tho Colorado on a reservation. ' Instructing the lion. Charles D. Poston to ask for mail facilities, and now arms for tho militia. Asking an appropriation of $1 50,000 for im proving tho navigation of the Colorado river. Asking au appropriation of 3250,000 iu aid of tho war against tho Apaches. if Asking an increase per diem for members of the Legislative Assembly, and an increase of the Balaries of tho Territorial officers. We hope tho Colonel will call tho early atten tion of Congress to these memorials. Tho aid they ask may seem too much to expect at once, but it is nothing more than is needful to the speedy and permauont opening and settlement of the Territory. When it is remembered that to this time but little has been given by tho gener al government towards tho improvement or pro ectjon of this vast and wealthy region, tho de mand is not exorbitant. With the indifference usually shown at Washington to the Territories wo do not look for a satisfactory ro3ponso to all of these memorials, but with proper effort we think Col. Poston may succeed with the most important. If tho national legislators knew of ho wealth of our mountains, and our ability to jay with unlimited interest for all that tho gon- eral government may now do for us, they would account any monies expended hero as safoly and wisely invested. IMPORTANT ItlXili.S. To-day we publish official copie3,of tho bills authorizing the issuing of bonds for an Iudian war fund, and for the raising of rangers, and the bill incorporating the Arizona Railway Co. The loan bill is a very important one, The commissioners aiidqr it, Messrs. Goodwin", Wool sey andj.Capron, aro about-to visit California to negotiate the bonds. We-' hopo thdy may be success.fuK If 'we' would1 'have tho Apachc3 cleaned out'af! an early day,',ve .must.inake every fflbrt tp'.that end. t Tha willuf General Carlctoc js right, but ho has few troop3, and for the most )art thoy aro ignorant of tho country and of In dian fighting. Tho ''men who followed Colonel Woolaey in hi3 expeditions from this part of the Territory, and those who havo done battle under Hon. Jesus M. Elias, and other citizen leaders of csbn, aro admirably qualified for the work. If the bonds find a market, and the ranger com panies aro raised, lot them be composed of such moDftin'd with co-operation from the military, under a commander- like Captain Tidball, (to whom the Legislative thanks for valuable servi ces are printed in the present number of the Miner,) the Apaches will not long bo a ter ror to' our people. . Tho Legislature memorial to Congress, asking an appropriation of 250,000" in aid of a war against the A pacheVKb.Qrrectly asserts that the depredations of tuo(ho8tilo, .Apaches are now the only barrier to a speedy settlement of the Ter ritory'.. 1 1 ; ; If Congress is liberal -enough to grant us this appropriation tho' Terntory will escapo all in debtedness, but' if not we cannot believo that there is any ono who will object to exchang mg a debt of much' greater' magnitudo foVth'e troublesome Apache Take linn out of theyay and what would a debt of a million of dollara bo to our wealth bearing Territory? Tho Arizona Railway Company has a libera! charter, and we have faith to believo that tho corporators named aro men who will act at tho earliest practicable moment. It may seem pre mature to talk of a railway in this new and wild country, but tjio star of empire has of lato been so rapid in its westward bearing, that wo aro ready for any degreo of progress. Moreover we tre moro than ever satisfied that the Pacific Rail road must go through' Arizona to bo a success No other route is so entirely feasible or likely to provo ) economical, r . and Fort Mohave, two important .Mipw on tho CoioraUj) liver, and La M"mmm. rado river, afia riMwMtfrgHhereof, five University of Amzdia. We have neglected to state that the Legislature In joint convention elected Hon. ltlchard C. McOormick.TIon. IVMIam Walter and Hon. Gilbert Hopkins, Regents of this institution for the term of four years. The Governor, who is Fresl ajjt'byVlrtupof his office 'the' 'three judges of the; aUSeme'Courta'nd tbcTtcgent3, const! of control. tnie the "board V ft -J i is THE JLEGISIiATUHE. Annexed is tho letter of tho Governor con gratulating the members upon their labors : Territory of Arizona, Offick of tub Governor, f. Prescott, November 10, 18G4. Till: LKaisXAtTVB CoUNGTX.". Gentlemen' In reply to n Me3saeo from the legislative Assembly, inquiring whether 1 havo any fmther communications to make, it gives me pleasure' to inform you that all business lequiring your attention has been submitted to you, and I baveon'y to expreya :ny iull apprecifltioii of the diligence aud wisdom with 'which your labor nave Deen prosecuted, ana of their great value to tho Territory. I he task beforo you was indeed one of no ordinary difficulty. Since its acquisition by the United States, tho Territory ha3 been almost without law or Government. Tho laws and customs of Spain and Mexico had beeu clashing witu tno statute and common law of the united States ; and questions of public und private interest had arisen, which demanded careful but decided action. These questions havo been met and satisfactorily settled. iNo portion ot the Territory ha3 been over ooked, and no interest of its people has been neglected. Iu addition to tho ordinary business of the session, a complete codo of laws has been adopted ; ono which will meet all tho want3 of our young commonwealth, and will compare lavoraoiy witn tlie statutes ol the older States. You have been in, session forty-threo days, and a greater amount of labor was never performed by a legislative body in tho same time. 1 congratulate you on tha harmony and cood feeling which has characterized vour delibera tions. At a time, 'when political feelings aro trongly excited, you..Jbavo suffered no party differences to distract your, proceedings and divert your awuuuou irom ino important worK peiore you. You can now art with the uoosclot uetss that your dating we performed. 1 wish you u sale retard to year conaiu$nu, , I doubt riot, . ?iU J2w appreciiU Voar .one 'Mid all. for tout lot. and in which is my hooio ; and i grateful acknowledge your co-opoiation with mo in all that could advanco tho geuerul welfaro and best interests of tho eouutry You havo Jjeen orderly, Bbbw, nctivo and industrious, and your deliberations havo been directed with an enlightenment of intellicnco You havo gono with an energy and witla will into tho business of tho Legislature You have worked unceasingly, and with gnat and good results. You havo enacted a code of laws for the government of tho Territory, njual, if not superior, to any codo in the States of ho Union. You have accomplished what no other ferritoriai Legislature has dono before you. Your counties have boon named so as n pCr. potuato tho historic aboriginal uames of tho country. You havo a well digeetod codo of mining laws, that secures and fixes upon a fhm bas'13 the rights of tho minor. You havo lad tho foundation of a system of education In establishing a University and a Library. You f havo estabhsned a historical society to preservo the relics aud paint tho wonders of the past as well as tho events of tho mighty present, teem ing with history. You havo laid broad and deep tho foundations of civil and religious liberty, and havo every earnest that the Territory is on tho high road to devolop her great and manifold re sources. For this you have labored with inuc- fatigablo industry. May your efforts bo crowned with tho fullest success. Without Legislative experioBCo when yott arrived in this capital you havo conducted yoor business with tho order aud system of tho sages of a Senate. It will bo with mo ono of tho proudest recollections of my lifo that no offer baa ever boeti made to take an appeal from auy of my decisions during tho session ; but they have been acquiesced in with that magnanimity and harmony that havo ever characterized your delib erations. 1 owe much to your gentlemanly courtesy nnd kind forbearance Gentjomen, the time has arrived when vre are about to separate perhaps never to meet again. My prayers for your prosperity go with you. Tho recollection of my associations with you hore will linger as the brightest and greenest spot in the clouded vista of the past. I cherish the kindest feelings tho warmest sympathies of my heart for each and all of you ; and wherever you may go wherevor your lot may bo crt Whatever betide, my fondest recollections will cling around each and all of you, and I entertain the hope that by you I will not bo forgotten. To the Chief Clerk and tho officers of tho 1 louse, I also return my thanks for the efficiency with which they havo performed thoir duties. With tisa highest and best VviehuH for your welfaro, 1 now bid you u kind farewell. Roads, Several of tho road companies incor porated by tho Legislature, have been organized. On the 5th instant tho corporntors of the Pru3cottand Mohave Road Cojiipany int at Prescott, and elected tho following ofiicerf. Prosidenl, J, C. Dunn j Secretary, J. S. CUbs; Treasurer, It. Jl Farrington ; Directors, T. M. Alexander, J. S. Giles, II. A. Bigelow. Work will be commenced on the rund itnrawii- ately. with a large force. President Du:;a and his associated aro men of onterprisu, aud alive to the importance of the project they have ia htoid. I'ho Prescott and Fort Wingato Rood Com pany was al3o organized on tho 5th inst. Ml. M'. Wells was chosen President, Alinon Gage, Secretary, and Iving S. Woolsey, Treasurer. Directors, J3. W. Wells, King S. Woolsey, aud Messrs. Gage and Stanley. Arrangements will soon bo made for a survey of tho road, aud tho location of tho lands granted by tho charter. On the 13th instant, the Prescott, Walnut Grove and Pima Road Company wa3 organized. President, A. O. Noyes ; Secretary, IT. A. Bige- low : Treasurer, R. C. McCormick. Directors, A. M. Wliite, J. T. Alsop, J. Alex. Mahou. A committee was appointed to look out a route, aud report at a mooting to' ; bo called noxt Ij Spriog. ' 1 Thees HS3pary' are alio well officered, & d I Wh'O labors : and J t hank Von uniform kindness to me ami for tho at? iokoB3 f . f. l -i-' j- - " oi your commence aau esteem. JUiysT N. GOODWIN, Governor of Arizona. ..it,.. i . . . i On. tho adjournment of tho House, tho Speaker, (General Jone3,) mado tho following happy address: Gentlemen of the House ok Representa tives. : It is with tho deepest emotion that 1 thank you for the approval of my official action as Speaker of the Houso of Representatives during tho present session, as expressed in tho resolution just adopted. In tho discharge of my duties I havo pursued but x)no rule of action and that was to do what my conscience told mo wa3 right under tho cir cumstances, faithfully, impartially, and with an eye single to the good of tho wholo country. I havo had no political hope, and no ambitious vievs to gratify. I havo known no local di-yisions--no factions no political parties. I havo abqred, daily and nightly1 Tor the' b'esfcin er rata of thabvTerritory fnr,wfiich I havo cast my we ooogrfttojto .ur &$mm HpupUis probtiL.:; ty of soon havii ft go4 rosas frojii fcli nrte t Um Territory, Notbtig will do mora to facihw ; the opening and working of am miees aud t' dafftlcpmeut of aH &e resources of the 6oB&i: It ought to have been announced In our fast, that begiuuing with November, we shoald Issue but one number of the Minku per month, until May next, and that about the middle of each month. Wo do this on account of the greatly increased cost of printing ma' tcrial, and becauso pf our obligation to print the Ter ritorlal laws without delay. Wo shall Ib3uo these as rapidly as possible in supplements, which we will fur nish to our subscribers, and hope they will receive u au equivalent lor tuo ommeu numuera ol the paper, u Morb Troops'. On tho 30th ult., compauy K, of the first New Mexican cavalry, Captain Thompson, ar rived at Fort Whipple from tho Rio Grande, with a large train of supplies. Lieut, Dolliu, who came w quartermaster of the outfit, has returned to tfew Mexico.. tr - ; .', -.. . . ' , i ' Hon! Mjr. Walter aud lin Ira-Woodwork, & Mohave, arrived hi town on Tuesday.