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Tho New Mexican papers received by last mail give accounts of a murderous and dis graceful attack made by a squad of black troop3 upon a largo dancing party in Albu querque. The IVm givc3 the following ac count of the affair: A party of ten or twclvo of them camo into town, from their camp, and while- pretending to be spectators in front of a room whore a dance was going on,rtti a tolley of mudetry into tlie croud of mon, women and children ! There must have been thrco hundred persons in the room at the time it wa3 n great cele bration ball, whero rich and poor, for miles around, had como together fcocially and those miserable imps of darkness, at the insti gation of their infernal lord and master, Satan, poured in upon that innocent mass of human beings their deadly leaden hail 1 Pen cannot depict the horror felt on the occasion at so foul an act. Tho negroes escaped to the camp they did not take time to roload their pieces their legs did them good sdrvice that time, for in doublo quick our citizens wcro out under arms, and we thought, at one time, that tho negroes, camp and all, would be wiped from the thco of tho earth, but better counsols prevailed. We have not heard of any activo part ta ken by the officers with tho negroes, to pun ish the doubly-dyed villains who perpetrated this outrage. That no ono was seriously in jured is no alliation. God saved us from the death intended by the black hell-hounds, or many would have been laid low. May tho curso of God rest on tho vile scoundrels, and on all who screen them, or wink at their in fernal doings. The PfCM further says that some of the ofil cers of the aforesaid " niggers" took umbrage at its editor for exposdng tho conduct Ul MU. black "mkes," as be calls them; and one I "ossifor" made the remark, in Fort Craig, ! that the editor would get the top of his head shot off, if ho continued to attack tho "cullud pussons." Whcroat the cuitor gets his dan dor up, and " goes for " the jiatent-leathor-colorcd "warrior" in this style: The cowardly blackguard was hero when tho article was" published, and could easily have found us. We firmly believe that the dirty nigger-equal ity dog has not the courage to lacq any anncd man tmt should lie got his oo u raze up to tlio sticking want, ana call upon us in a belligerent mood, we assure him that we will try to make him eat his weajxin. We have kicked and cuffed better men than this dirty thief, and. imy, iKjrhapw, muw dy, extend the SatnC compliment to him. Colorado Navigation, The merchants of San Francisco have hold a second meeting for the purpose of discus sing the subject of opening up the navigation of tho great Colorado of the West. A com mittee was appointed to organize a company and collect subscriptions for procuring steam boats suitablo lor navigating the nvcr. This committee nro nt work, and the rosultof their labors, so far, are encourafnng. In looking over the proceedings of these meetings, we perceive the lilack Canon is mistaken ror the Hijf Canon. The latter is ulwve Callville, and no matter what its obstructions and dif ficulties may boj it can in no way interfere with the navigation of the river as far as Call ?llb, and beyond that it is not necessary to go, as at that point the liter comes nerst to .the tettlemenU or ivu-hem -tab, being net more, perhaps, than forty miles from the lower Muddy, and n hundred from St. George, which latter distance can be shortened as saueh ss twenty imivs. i nis settlement fs most important, and is a progressive anil pros perous community. AgrieuHuro has made a good beginning there, nnd at a late agricultu ral exhibition held nt St. George, tho cereal?, fruits, preserves, and the thousand nnd one articles displayed, of home production and home manulucture, was highly creditable to this young colony, and show them to be the right kind of ioplc for building up a thrifty community in what has heretofore been con sidered asa desert. They are literally mak ing tho desert to blossom as the roe. By such industry it is that this project of navi gating the Colorado is to bo supported, which in itbbir will le leiroactive, and afford as much prosperity and accommodation as it will ro ceiro support and patronage. The importance of establishing steamers on tho Colorado, of sufllcient power to tdcnv the current at all seasons, cannot be estimated. The immenso and uuexplorcd minora! fields of Arizona lie on one 8ide,nnd the hardy pio neers and industrious -workers of Utah will soon be swarming on tho other. To develop these, as well as to supply those, is a field of ojierations extensive rnough for the most en terprising steamboat company that can be or ganized. Resides the developing the resources of these Territories, the aid giveti to our own material prugruw will not be the least among tho prominent advantages of the undertaking. Imagination cannot iKirtray tho substantial benefits to 1m gained by this section of coun try by the establishment of a permanent line of steamers on tho Colorado. It will stimu late our energies, provide a market for our surplus products, incrcaso population on our borders, and perhaps within our own limits, and in Innumerable ways, add to our n-sources and facilitate our progress, Han Bernardino Quardian. It is fluid that a New Jersey editor, about making a pilgrimage to Long Branch lately, requested his better half to pack up hi trav cling raliso -with tbo necoMury articles. On arriving at tho seaside ho fpuud that a bun dlo of exchanges and a Iwtllo of whisky were tho only articles his wife deemed necessary to his comfort. New Mexican News. Tlio Albuqucrquo Prcti, an ably edited and live newspaper, nftcr copying an artlclo from the Mixnn, whilo edited by our predecessor, in relation to tbo selfishness and bigotry of tlio Southern Arizonian, the tptcial organ of "Arizona Southern Arizona," wades tbusly into that chronological expounder: Wo lmvo bad occasion to " pitch into " tbo fbuthent Arkonian for its Ignoruttce and narrow-mindedness, and wo are glad to tee the Miser giro the ignorant and prejudicial con cern a "blast" for tbo came cause. The route from Albuquerque to Prescott, via Zufii, is tbo shortest and best route in every partic ular, and a mail should be established on that line, no matter where else it is carried. We make no war on sections for the purjtosc oi building up Albuquorquo far from it we arc pleased to see any part of our common country thrive; but that dog-in-the-manger of the Oontftern Arizonian seems to desire the place of an Ishmaelitc, and bo is likely to succeed in his aim. Ho has turned bis puny hand against every one, and every nwwihand f ball bo against him. Wo thank tbo editor of the Mixer for its liberal course we have taken frequent advantage of using its articles i in the mam they suit us and wo shall go with it so long as it advocates the interests of the people of the frontier, as it now does ; but, as to that wart on the "tripod editorial " of the Southern Aruonian, our only fear is that we shall write him into notoriety. Job said, " O that mine enemy would write a book ; " or vords to Quit effect. Now, Job was a toler ably 'cute individual he knew his enemy was n man of no great amount of seme, and that if he could got him to "put himself on jiaper" the world would sec his foolishness, and so Job's word would bo vindicated without trouble on las part; and in this respect the , . , e ., . I 1. Mexico and of Arizona, has written his book, i and Job could not have wished Am enemy to commit himself more fullv to more plainly how his native cars (which are Tery &oinihu in nppearance), and the lion's claws flapping useless at his side. If the people of Tuoson and Southern Arizona desire the aid of others in developing their fccction of country, they must stop the braying of the JSndAw Ariz nuiiu The MiXKit shall nlwayF, while under our control, labor to establish and maintain friend ly feolings between the people of Arizona and New Mexico, knowing full well that it 5s our duty so to do, and that, in tho end, sucli feel ing will lw beneficial to the ticople of both Territories. Firmly bclicYlng the route from Albmjuerquc, rw the th parallel, to bo the best and shortest route orcr which to build a railroad to the Pacific, wc shall endeavor to herald its advantages and mako known the inducements which the country through which it would pass oflers In settlers. Prescott, like Albuquerque, does not wish to make war upon other town ; but if other towns draw the sword upon her, sho will fight them to the bitter end. COMJUCNtCATlSn. The Chameleon and Porcupine A Fable. A chamolcon once met a porcupine, and complained that he had taken grt paiHS to make friends with every body, but, strange to say, he had entirely failed, and conlfl not now bo sure that he had a friend in tha world. "And by what means," said tho porcupine, 11 have you sought to make friends iM "P.y fisttcry," fniu the cnareclcon. "I have adapted myself to all I mot; humored the follle- ami foibles of every one. lis order to make people believe that 1 like them, 1 havo imitated their manners, as if I consider ed thorn models of infection. So far have I gone In this that it has become a houit with me, aud now my very skin takes the hue And complexion of tho thing that happens to 1h nearest. Yet nil this has been in vain, for every body calls me a turn-coat, and I am generally considered selfiah, hypocritical and base." "And no doubt you deserve all this," said the jorcupine. "1 havo taken a dillerent course, but I must confess that I hae as few friends as you. I adopted tho rule to reeut every insult, nay, every encroaohmont upon my dignity. I would allow no one even to touch mo without sticking into him one or more of my sharp quills. I determined to take care of number one; and the result has been, that while I have vindicated my rights, I havo created ft universal dislike. I am called ;old Touch-me-not, and if I am not as much ilcsphieii, I am even more disliked than vou, Mr unameioon." Moiui.. The -way to "make frieuth," and to secure the respect of all, for men in official position, is, to be governed in all their actions by the principle of unswerving rectitude -to sacrifice self for tho public cootl not tho public interests to self and selfish ambition. L. "Truo for you, my boy." Wo agree with you exactly, but think it impossible for the two homhret whom you liken to tho chame leon and porcupine to act otherwise. They are too old to change. Idaho has a population of 30,000, and not a minister of tho gospel. That's nothing. Paris, with a population of over a million, has JV&re Dame church in it. Oslt thrco ineralicrs of the lar have been orpclled from tho AVashlngton Courts sinco they were established, 1$01 ; Levi S. Burr in 1S22, Henry May in I860, and J. II. Bradley, Official Correspondence. ji'dowkm. to m'corjiick. IIkaquartdis Dkpt. op California, ) San Francisco, Cal., Sent. 10, 1807. Hit hkctUcncy JL O. MtCormiek, Goternor of the Territory oj Arizona, Pretcolt, Arizoii" Govcrnor f have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of August 8th, enclosing a cony of an appoul to you, dated August Int. signed by many citizens, asking you to raise a volunteer force to co operate with the regular troops in their serv ice against the hostile Indians of Arizona. su. lou eavi " hven il the matter or mov ing the trootw at Cami Lincoln and Mcl'her son was entirely in his power, as T (you) think it would be, the total force,' etc I am in doubt whothcr you moan that he should bo allowed to break up and abandon those camps, or simply that he shonld bn left free to operate with" the troops from them, according to his judgment. If the former, I have to recall to your mind that you, your self, especially urged on me, in a private let tor, not to sufler Camp Lincoln to be aban doned. "To abandon it," rou wrote. " will t deprive us of ono of the largest and hut agricultural districts we have. Th mere talk of it is painful to the people." You arc aware, howevor, that the jost was particularly estab lished for the purpose of carrying on ojfenme operations against tho Indians, It leiiig near enough their homes to do so with effect, as was abundantly provi-d by tho volunteers ; and it has len more m ncconnt of your urg ent representations than from any other caufe, even than on thoe of your predeccor, or of Gen. 3Iaon, that I have retained this camp. Camp Mcl'herson was established with your concurrence, you being here when the order was hmied. and expressed yourself a entirely MtUfled with It, as indeed you did then and afterward with the arrantrrmcnts made by me for the military inspection of , ralsuu ' men in buckram; Urns adding to tm Arizona. If youmenUtOon.GrojgbHW i leM that liaTe gone before a new aeition lj left free to ojwmte from these attain ae- tratk,n, f 'he propriety and verity of Use cording to his judgment. I have to say to you aget ,"t ""th is stranger than fiction Unit hi utinn .WhHratc -rait mi.W " t the heat of nhioty-eicbt decree Pabrcm- liimsolf under any restriction in that panic- utar. lie ua moved tiic men Irom each camp as he has seen fit ordered tW-e from Camp McPhcrson to guard f ettlenienU at one place, and those at Camp Lincoln to such joints ami for such purposes a he had deemed Ut, nnd has fcit himself so independent f control even, as to oomiiwin or l-Bg cslteii uiwn fr nay explanation of wbv be had made acerUin iBovement, which ewned to be in contravention of mv order, to keep the com- panic at Gawp Li'ncoln employed in active 'tr . : it ir. i. . t strietcd by me in any plan of his for carrying on olfensivc ojKjrations against tho hostile In dians. 4 th. You say you leg to call my attention to the fact that " the number of troops iu the district (of Prescott) i far Um in proportion to its ize, imputation and importance, than in any of the several districts into which 1 hare "divided the Territory The force in Arizoas a is the inhabited part of the Territory is pretty nearly equally divided by the Saltan and Gila rivers, there being fourteen companies in the district north and thirteen in the district south of them. You say yourself tint " the cowfoct of the In dians itoktw the Giht is sura as to rdr it unsafe to reduce the troops there. There fore, any rearrangement to riv4 a larger num ber to the district of Prescott would bve to lie done at the cxjiensc of the districts tvnrth of the Gils, i'ct, yon v, tit In intiuutinc that other districts in the Territory have a j greater force, projwrtionately, than this (Pres cott). ''vou would not he nsdiTtiaoA pro-; potiij" an increase of protection here (Pres cott) at the expense of their inhabitants." I hare no district that does not feel that it has, and that, in fact, does not havC an insufficient fiwe. 1 could, therefore, only do what you ak, by doing what you say you do not wish to lie understood as proposing. I have in the whole State of Nevada but one eompauy more than in tho single district of Prescott, Ari zona. 5th. Yon say, moreover. " experience has, in the popular judgment hero (Prwcott), in which I tyou) concur, matt clearly demon strated that it is irnKsible for the command ing ofSccr to act promptly, and with etrect, unless clothed with large discretionary pow er, and permitted to move "all his troop ac cording io ine exigency oi me nour. wiiiioui delaying to submit his plan to San Francisco for approval." After you returned to Arizona from your visit to San Francisco to confer with the mil itary authorities on tho condition of your Territory, you wrote mo that you fonnd "general satisfaction over my new arrange ment for the military protection of Arizona," These arrangements, made while both you and General Gregg We here, contemplated the most active operations against the liostilc In dians possible with the force 5n the district, and with these amngomenU you were both at the time satisfied. Umler Urm General Gregg has not been restrained from moving his troojw according to the exlgoncy or the hour, and has not been required to delay' in order to submit his plans for m doing to San I'rancisco for approval. How tho public can havo any chance of knowing what my instruc tion to General Gregg nro or aro not, that it has, "been able to form that "popular judg ment " against me in which you concur, is not 6eeiu But as you have been furnished with copies of my letters to Gonoral Gregg among others that of July 13th I nm not able to 6co how you can havo justly concurred in it You say that "in order to havo anything liko vigorous and speedy aggressive ojicrations, which seem absolutely necessary for tho pro tection of life and property, and the holding of the country, at least six cavalry companies should at once be added to General Gregg's command." To this I have only to say, that vou mako Gen. Grenr's doinir anything depend, in vour judgment, on his having nt once what !s not in my jiowor. or In that or any one here', to give bun. Your communication will be &ent to Gen. Hallcck for Mich further considera tion as he may think proper to give it. I have tho honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant, Irv'in McDoweia, Ilvt. Maj.-Gen. Com. Dept.. P. S. Since writing the foregoing I have received yours of the 12th ultimo, but do not see thut I can add anything to what I have already written, on the subject to which. It relates, except that I have, and shall again, strongly recommend tho raising of a local force in Arizona, for special service against its hostile Indians. Your letter will be sent to Divixion Headquarters, with yours of the 8th. L McD., IJ. M. 0. a I). Remarkable Opinion of a Kansas Chief Justice. " The tmmcan Iiv Jleeiew is responsible for tho following : It has sometimes been supposed that Uw Web oflers but little opportunity for okqtnt fancy or polite erudition ; how erroneous tWs impression is our readers will bcc from the following exordium of an opinion delivered by Mr. Chief Justice Crozier, in the ooe Of Searle t. Adams, 3 Banks, 615 518: ' In this case, tbo irrepressible Statute of Limitations is again presented for considera tion. For some 3-cars past, npon the disposi tion of oach succeeding case involving a con struction of tliis statute, it was coiiridBrtid, by Ixinch and bar, that even fiction eokl hardly conceive of a new question to riio thereunder: but. as terra after term roils around, there arc presented new questions, comparing favorably In point of numbers wita j l-51 the shsds, snd the newspapers tan ing with reports of the ravages of our great common enemy, wiw the more etTectaauy to accomplish his double purpose of capturJlg tho imprudent and frightening the timid has assumed the form of the Asiatic monter. Tt might be supposed by the unthlnkine that the iuo'u"u' "c " rather reluctantly. Bat wo bog dwaiwise the public mmd of any such horcsy. Ca ,n,St be imagined where 'smashes' wc,d. imu!ite. nor eobbIen ' quicken, ! nor 'mlnna iriviffrtrs r Iml s now niiMflnn nor 'juleps' invigorate; but a new question unuer our btatutc ot Juniiattons, in coolness awl restoring jiower, h far exceeds any and all of tlwc, that, when one is presented, the "line ould Irih gintleman's" resurrecfiori, under the circumstauccs detailed in the fong, become as palpable a reality as tbe " Topeka. Constitution." or the Territorial Capital at MHieola." The powers of a galvanic batlery uixm the vital eiianrics are whollv inoommr- Uble to it. So that the corL-ideratirwi of the com: upon this day of wilted cellars and oily ' butter tuoutd not entitle the Court to t&auv eulogies for extraordinary energies iu the Jill fliwent of iw duties. Countol was understood to intimate that some mlwshier ously du'iAincd persons, with a diabolical in tent not -learly revealed, while organized a the Legislature of the State, had made a vio lent mi unwarrantable onslaught upon the Constitution that Constitution which this Conn, as a irijl! per, is csrsrtlng 5 la at iimw endeavor to supjK;rt that Constitution which, not only from patriotic and moral, but from alimentary cowubrBtic no are bound to main tab), dtfend. Being in a somewlut ' meltinir mood to-day, we would bo plvfted to gratify counzel by adopting: his fears, etc. The learned Justice then goes on to decide tho cac, and concludes that " it is as trans; parent as the soup or which Oliver Twist iin ptored s.n additional supply," that the caso does not come within the statute. If the reader desire a further specimen of Judge Crozier's eloquence, we refer him to his remark in Craft r. the State, 3 Banks 460 loO.in defending the somewhat obvious proposition that a jury Is not bound, as a ' tent not matter of law, to disbelieve the evidence of a prostitute; or, to uw his own words, that "it ought not to be aaid tlm a woman iours out-' from her heart nt Venus' shrine the goodness with which in our thoughts we endow her sex," and this "whether sho habitually flaunts her frailty in tli6 faco of the worjd, or: attempts to hide it in rctiracy, or ganiiiliit with garlands of good works." Wno is Sim? God has never created a mind yet that cau safely challenge, combat with the appetite of drink. EarthJ has ho ambition that is not ingulfed, no hope whie. is Hot blasted, no tie which is not brjikon, no' sanctuary wmch is not invaded, no friend, no kinsman, wife or child, that is not for-, gotten ; no fibre of human agony which is not wrung. Minds of common mould VIII gj through life without excess, while those giftSd with God-liko powers are smitten with weak ness. Tlio gifted author of Childa ILtrdd, I walked in fetters, and died at MUsolonghi of ttrunicen uouauch. lie who led tho projo cution in the British Parliament itgaiiut Hastings, was hurried to the grave to cscapo. the clutch of his landlords. Poor Charley Fox l And tho author of Gertrude ef Wy" oming died a driveling imbecile. How tho "Gentlo Ella" wept over tho habit that in thrallcd him. Ahlhowtheso tragedies of human individual hUtory of temptation and fall stalk before us 1 Tho history of the best minds of our land is darkened by thescopbodes of -weakness and ruin. (2'. M. Brown. AiHUitn. The devil on a jury.