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THE OFFICIAL PAPER OF AHIZONA.
J. . MA1U0.W nnrroa. SATURDAY MOUSING, DKCCMMSK 7, t7. IIkadq,iirti:rs. It is sincerely hoped, by a large majority of the citizens of the Terri tory, that the commander of the District of Arizona, General T. L. Crittenden, will es tablish his headquarters at some convenient point near the centre of the country occupied by the hostile Indians. General Gregg has said that Fort Whipple is decidedly the best point in the Territory for headquarters and a general rendezvous for the troop engaged in fighting Indian,'. It is .situate in the heart of the Indian country, in the healthiest, best watered and timbered sect ton of Arittoita; is surrounded by wore of well-cultivated farms and hundreds of rich mine, and Is, in faet, the only portion of the Territory that 1kw made any progress in the development of its mineral and agricultural resources. With proper military protection the people of Cen tral and Western Arizona would, in a few' yean, astonish the country with the large amount of gold anil silver, the thousands of head of horses, cattle and sheep they would send out of the Territory. Were it not for Indian wars they would, to-day, be happy and prosperous. Removal o? Get. Gkkgg. By a military order published eteewbore in to-day' MiNica, it will be seen that General J. Irrin Gregg ha3 been removed from command of the Dis trict of Prescott, and ordered to proceed to Camp McDermit and asumc command of the District of Nevada. The General and hw Adjutant, Lieutenant Hobart, left Prescott for Nevada yesterday morning. A good many of our people are sorry to lose General Grogg, ., during his sojourn among us, he lias endeared himself to our citizens by his gentlemanly conduct and the vigorous man ner in which he waged war upon the hostile Indians before he was caught in the meshes of a certain little pub. func. We hope the General will like bis new field of duty, and keep aloof, hereafter, from meddlesome civil officials. By order of Gen. Grogg, Capt. J. S. Whar ton, 14th U. S. Inf., will repair to Fort Whip ple and assume command of the District. F-scocraoixg. Every mail brings 113 a list of new subscribers and words of encour agement and cheer. The people of the Ter ritory seem pleased with our efforts to make the Mixer n first-class newspaper, and are contributing liberally to its&upjrart. Demo crats and Republicans admit that n change for the better has taken place in the paper since it has been under our control. It is our purpose to continue improving it, and we hope every man who has the interest of the Territory at heart will come to our aid and help us to place the Miner in the front rank of Pacific coast journals. Every man in the Territory should subscribe for a copy and send it to his friends in California and the East, so as to inform them of the advantages offered by this Territory to labor and capital. The paper has ceased to be the organ of one man and will hereafter turn its attention to making known the wanti of our people, the richness of our mines, the fertility of our soil, and the unsurpassed excellence of our climate. Governor McCormick. at request of J. Ross Browne, furnished that gentleman with a report of mines and mining in Arizona. His report, we arc told, makes about 100 pa ges of manuscript, and is thorough as regards details. The Governor divided the Territory into districts as follows: Southern, Central and Colorado, giving a description of each district, tho names of the prominent mines, and the amount of work done upon them. This rejwrt will be incorporated into Mr. Brcwne's General report and placed before Congress and the people. Settled Li. The old county officers have settled up their affairs with the county and thoir successors in a satisfactory manner. A more competent set of officers than the re tiring one (save and except ourselQ never filled positions in any county, and Messrs. Christie and Bourke deserve the thanks of their fellow-citizens for the able manner in which they have discharged their duties. Formal Transkeii or Walhussia. The formal transfer of the territory of Russian America to the United States took plnco at New Archangel on the 18th or October. The transfer was eilected by Captain Peteschau ruff, as Commissioner on behalf of tho Rus sian Government, ind Major General Rous seau, on the part of the United States. The ceremony consisted in lowering the flag of the first named country und raising that of the latter, tho firing ol n white, and a brief speech from the officers tendering and accept ing the territory, in the names of their res pective Governments. "Who will care for mother now," was sung by a voncrable old gentleman of the Yava pais upon the dopirturo of tho Governor nnd mite for Tucson. Mining News Placers. The recent rains have raised the water in the creeks sufficiently to citable our honest miners to "onycarth" tho yellow oro which lies hidden among the sand and gravel of their bed?. A irty of four men, at work on the upper Ilaunyampa. washed out, last week, tho nice sum of one hundred dollars. The Mexican on lower Lynx creek, are do ing very well making from three dollars to five dollars per day with rockers nnd mm. The placer campaign will soon commence on Big Bug, upper Lynx creek. Black canon and other places, and we expect to have to chronicle some big strikes. 0. Allen and Theodore Bojtjrs are reparing to work gulch diggings in Big Bug. Icwis Thomas and Anderson Ac Osljorn, will, as soon as more wa ter conies, start in to work their rich claims on Big Bug, and a great many other placer miners arc getting ready to "go for' the root of all evil. The Weaver, or Antelope Hill, diggings still boll out. Nearly one hundred Mexicans are now at work there, and notwithstanding the fact thnt it is the oldest camp in Central Arizona, it still imys first rate. Ditches have lieen cut and water carried, when it is to bo had, on some excellent ground. It will take scores of years to work out tho diggings in the vicinitr of Weaver. Wc have often wondered why some trty , of men do not combine together, take water j out of Lynx creek, and work tho scores of gnlches at the Mexican Camp on Lynx creek, six miles from Prescott. There can 1 no doubt of their richness. In 1C3 and '0-1 a great many Mexicans and a few white men packed dirt to the creek from these gulches, washed it in pans and made good wag for a long time. We know of gulches in that vi cinity that paid as high as an ounce of gold to the pan. Of course the richest Hrtions of most of these gulches are "worked out;" that is, the dirt in them will not pay for pack ing half a mile, in a fifty pmid sack, upon a man1 shoulder, and washing it in a pan, but all if them will pay well if properly worked with sluices. From now until the latter part of June next, Lynx creek will afford several sluice-heads of water; there is plenty of good timber 011 the ground out of which to make lumber, but as a ditch would be easily constructed very little if any fluming being required, it might be quicker and cheaper to purchase lumber at the mill. The ''gold of that land is good," plentiful, and coarse, and we hope some of our miners will sail into it. Were we not wedded to scribbling and stick ing type, we would tie to those gulches nvghty fast. Another good placo to try one's luck is Wolf creek, the main tributary of Black Canon, which rises in the high mtaa south of the headwaters of Lynx and Big Bug creeks, And runs cnxt until it emptied into Iliac!; Canon. It is a respectable sized creek and affords, during the winter and spring seasons, as much, if not more than ten sluice-heads of water, and scarcely ever lets than one sluice head. It courses through an auriferous coun try nnd contains gold. In the fall of 'C4 we, oursclf, panned out, in about one day and a quarter, the snug little sum of 10 in coarse gold. We found it in the bed of the stream, and, although the streak "gave out" it is not likely that that was all the gold in the creek, and wc cannot help but think there must be some moro left. We found this at a point in the creek about one-half mile above Hack berry Camp. Turkey creek, which might properly be called the North Fork of Wolf creek, also contains gold, but how much we do not know. It rises south of Wolf creek, in a country' in which there are a great man gold and silver bearing ledges, passes close to the famous Bully Bucno lode in Turkey creek district. Both below and above the point at which Wolf creek empties into Black canon, there are a great many gulches that we know will pay fair wages. Some of them have been worked by Mexicans: who made them pay well. Close to Dr. Willing's old camp there are several gulches in which we have known ; persons to pick up, from off the naked bed rock, pieces weighing from 1 to S9. Except in the winter season, these guichew contain no water, which is one reason why they have not been worked. Of course, wc have not mentioned tho crcoks south of Black canon, which rise in tho Bradshaw mountain, and ns a great many of them are known to contain gold, a prospecting party might do well to give them a trial. QUARTZ MINING, Although at present under a cloud, is carried on vigorously at various points. The Vulture mine, near Wiekenburg, about sixty miles west from Prescott, continues to pay well. The Vulture Mining Co.'s 20 stamp mill is kept pounding uway night and day. The five-stamp mill at this place is not yet running, but will bo started to work as soon as the owners receive belting from San Fran cisco, which will be in n short time. At Walker's Camp, on the head of Lynx creek about eight miles south-east from Pres cott, the miners arc now engaged in taking out quartz, getting ready to start their aras tras when a sufficient supplj of water comes. Tho miners will run the "Thunderbolt" crusher and nrar.tras belonging to it next week. There is scarcely a sluico-hcad of water in the creek. Noyss & CurtU and Young fc Roddick arr. working away on lie Ibi.ay.nnpa. The former gentlemen are Milking iinth' 'Chase UIp. ml n trotting very li'h rook. The latter gentlemen are at woik upon the 'Chance.' The shaft on the Chance' is now nearly 40 feet in depth ; the l.d:.e is widen ing and tin rock is rich. Mr- HMick called into tho office Inst Fun.'.ay, and showed it a very rith .specimen of ore from the Mnzcpw' lode, In tho llasoyoina district. The ppeci men fus idwit an Iar,rc as a hen's cgjr, and must kavo contained half an ounce of gold. In lllg Bug district, work on Gray ft Co.'s lode, tU 'Eugenic.' i ling pushed vigorous ly ahead. The upper tunnel is now run in on the ledge nearly K O feet, and tho rock taken fnt of It is said to be excellent. Be fore leaving for San Francisco. Mr. Gray showodftts tome bc.uitiful specimens of sul phuret ore from this ledge, which he took to California with him for the purpose of hav ing thorn tested by Mr. Kibtel and other miiiernltgit. The ledire is of huge propor tion, arid conveniently Htuated for working. Mr. Onty, we arc informed, design bringing Mr. Kultel with him on hi? return to Arizona, when hd. trill start in to work the 'Eugenie' and 'GalW rock by thcchlorination proce. Mr. K., die inventor of this proce, has tried the rock '.from both tbeae ledge, and said that chlorinatkw would make thorn pay, suro. In about thirty days from thi time, the mill will be running, and the furnaces will be in full blast. Bowers Brew, and John A. Rnh have several men constantly at work upon the 'Dividend' mine. The rock continues good. It is tho intention of the owners to start their five-stamp mill and arastras soon. They would hare been to work long ago bat for tho scarcity of water. Wc are told that the agent of the Bully Bueno Mining Co., is on his way here from Philadelphia, with means to pay off tho debts and start up the Company's 20-stamp mill. Reed, It is said, is also on his way here, but nobodv knows how he is "heeled" in regard to mom v matters. Wo lielieve nothing ha been heard from Dr. Willing. It is to be hoped that our rich mines will be made to produce bullion before lon, and the chance, just now, look favorable. e have great faith in Mr. hustcl anil arc that "he is the coining man.' almost certain The "Aiimy ok Tiin Colorado" What it has Atiuiiri.mii:D. Hon. Win. II. Hardy, of Hardjvillc camo up from that place with the moil, and is now in Prescott. Mr. Hardy is of the opinion tliat the spirit of the Ilual apais is brokon,tmd that they will not again trouble the whites. The Pah-Uteshave sub mitted to the military authorities at Fort Mohave, and have given up their arms, not wishing to fight tho whites any more. We hope they will live up to their promises. Major Price's command lins itcourod the Ilual lapai country from one end of it to the other the past season, killed and captured over 100 Indian', and destroyed an immense amount of provisions and war material. This eoin mand have taught this murderous tribe a lesson it will long remember. Mr. Hardy assures us that the officers and men vied with each other in doing their duty as soldiers. Indian bunting and fighting is a very thank lets, inglorious and laborions bo.ncss, yet the "Army of tho Colorado" went into it with a will, and have come out of it with well earned laurels. A few more such cam paign, and the people of our fair Territory need not longer pay tribute with their lives and property to the savages. Indians Comb to Giiikk. Charley Murray end a small jwrty of men recently ran afoul of about 3o Indians (supposed to be Apache Mohaves) near the Planet mine, on Williams Firk, and made it might warm for the red skir.s. They succeeded in killing three or four of them, and wounding several others. The Indians had flour, guns and ammunition with them. Wc suppose they were on their way to the mountains to carry out their "friendly" professions by stealing and mur dering. It i3 charged by some, that the In dians get guns, powder and lead at La Paz, and wc hojws, for the credit of the citizens of that town, that such is not tho case. Hang ing would be too good for tho white man who would sell an Indian friendly or unfriendly guns and amunition in this Territory. The Arizoiiian has a great deal to say about the "negative attraction of the Prescott mines" which, "just now causes a general exodus from there," (here) and claims that the mines of Cababni district arc the richest in the Territory. Then, why the thundor don't you work them. We do not doubt tho richness of your mines, but it looks a little strange that, with your cheap jicon labor, and the low price of provisions in Sonora, you cannot make them shell out some of the gold and silver which they arc said to con tain. You do not claim to have seen old Exodus down your way, and talk aa though everything was lovely and adobes cheap n dirt, yet your little old mud town has not improved much in the last eight or ten years. " What can the matter be ?" You certainly must be waiting for tho capital, and the wind instruments that accompany it to toot the horn and inaugurate n new era. "A Dihskrtation o.v BiKDb" will appear next week. Miller's train arrived Wad need ay tivcning. From the "Commercial Centre." Wc glean t'je follow inir Item from the Tucon SvWhcrn Arhonian, the Now York lltrabl of the "Commercial IIcllopoHs" of Cactus-land : Another rider of the horso-back mail from hero to Mcilla, N. M., named Charlos Young, lato of Co. II. 1st Cal. Inf., was killed by In dians October 81st. Don Estcvan Ochoa presented tho editor, brother Del.ong, with one box of cigar, a few weeks rincc. Sheroots, we suppose. Whv were there no copies of tho Arizona Miner of the l'Jth of October last received : . . . . .1 ... .1 m- 1:1... hr any sutmcnocrs in to see the irood-nature l.nt ini-d our pxclmi in tlii place ? We like red phiz of the Minimi unci tint time. The only copy that we can ascertain reached this place was sent bv private hand to Mr. Bohan. Can't ny. Wo mail juu and every sub scriber in your town a paper every week. We have, for sevoral weeks past, failed to rr- ceive a great many of our exeuangc amon them the Aritmlnn. Radical rats go tbrougl the mail tag, aure, and wc hopu they will bo caught in the act soon. The man or woman who would steal a newspaper out of the mail would do worse. Speaking of tho opening of a new bank in Tueion. bv Lord ft Williams, the Arttonfan 'This shows whether Tucson is a ' commercial centre ' more than nil we could sav about It." Certainly it does. But you forgot to tell us whether it is a faro bank, or a tank "where the wild thuno grows." Wc always knew Tucson was tho centre of h 11, but now that vou have tho l.ord interested in the linking business with you, there isn't much danarr of that uelv old cuts the devil-again appearing and claiming you all , . . T,,. . as hi, as, according to your story, he did on a previous occasion. Keep a stiff upper lip, rcad the Miner, and you may yet be saver.. The people of Tucson are trying to get up ... , . -t i It V . a public school. What a showing for the " centre " of gravity no public school I Speaking of the seizure of U. S. supplies, W thn AIrSr ,nf,rvrft of G.isvmr... the Aritanian scolds the people for trying to pre- j vent their citv from gravitating towards Tuc- on, which, according to the editor, it doe. If Tnoon goes on grwitating in this manner, the jicople of New York and San Francisco will wake np some fine morning and find themselves . board .f a carretU, bound for the "centie of tLc ponderous mud-kole 1 known a, ruc;on. It is aio tho Arizona Minkx is edited bv a boy 13 years old, but we are of the opiniun his ago has been "exagerated." Arivnim. It is said, up tub wav, that the Arwmian ... , , , c ' t 1 . is hted by an aged female or goose, but wo arc inrlii.td to the opinion that it is edited by a donkey, n jair of nciieora and a tape worm. William S. Oury, Esq., arrived from the States on Friday lat, accoiiiKinicd by his daughter who has been attending school in tho East for some yeara. The mail rider, E. S. Junior (Black Jack"), from Maricopas Wells to Prescott haa aban doned his route without giving any notice, thus leaving his Ixind.-rnnn to suffer" the con sequences, lie will be apt to get helped agai in imo a position of tru.t and swmdle those se u.spuse.1 to 00 mm an act 01 Kinoness. Goxk ritOM oca Gaze. The Govenior, Secretary, Captain Ford, two Mexican ladies, a blear-eyed Mexican boy, and a ynller, stump-tailed purp, were the only inhabitants of Prescott that followed the capital to Tucson. Hope tho citizens of tho 'centre' will turn out and givo the distinguished pil grims a cordial reception. No stealing of horses, or ringing in of cold decks upon them, Tuceoners. Goio Soitth. Oeneral McDowell and stalT. accompanied by iur.il citizen, stnrtcil on a tour 1 of Inspection to tl,c military not In Arizona. Mr. Ctiarltt (tentlte, 0110 of the lut idiutotupli. XZrXt Arizona scenery, to ie usmi in niiitritliis a iok now In cockc nf prtparation, oa :r.st Trritorv, by a smtleruan or tlil elly The expedition will W absent lx weeks or two month. .sVii Va. chen Call, So- rmler 17. The General unci arty were expected at Hardyville Sunday evening last. Wesuppose he will go south before coming to Prescott. "Times" are flushcr than wo have known them to be in a long time. Every feller you meet invites you to "smile," and says : "Oh, nh! I believe I owe you a little bill, and, as I have recently stiuck a crevice, I shall now proceed to liquidate my outstanding indebt edness." Farewell, Buotiibh Chawkohw. Gov enior Richard C. McCormick has changed his ba'-o, vamosed tho ranch, quit Prescott, and gone to reside Where the Cactus and Tliorned Willow Arc emblems of deeds that arcdouoln their clinic; Where the maxc aud the lizard, the Jackass and coyote, Are monarch of deeert, mesa, mountain and glen. Olt-Hekoo's Hekod. Sheridan says that Grant is more ot a Radical than he, limit bo mistaken. G much of a gentleman to negroes and the dirtie have seemingly fallen 110. fjcneral Grant could not stand the foul htench which arises from the filthy herd of political shaqiers, dupes, fanatics nnd niggers that go to make up tho rari-colored Radical patty. In t tct, no decent, honest white man believes that a negro is as good as ho. It may do very weil for jioliticians nnd the buzzards who follow them to prate alwut "equality" forCutfee. ThJy do not mean it. A nigger is bound to bo a nigger, alwnvs, in tTwsc United States. r white Radicals who "Mountain Boy" is the best everdow' in love with them. No. ! horse of hi nc. for bo is not vet c;-t . A Pimni: to Look At. Hon IJ, Seymour, in his recent speech before tl.T York Democratic Convention, u,i lowing language : 'At tho national capital wc SCo tist I it 11 r nil f I n ! vnitit fI,.l aghost while it hears so foul an .iccuit " Uttered in the hall, of tho LceiMiiturr 'i? out rebuke. In the HoUe of It" n-I"1" tiv. members make acnlimi ...i. ( charges of judicial murder. roblH ry. tlicft 1 , corruption. A military member id'h-trr,'.. . his legal iiHsociatc plotted the death nn.i ried to tho gallows an innocent wi-unn f jiarty purposes. The accuser in cl.red return with tho fact of going to the w poor man, und coming lmk a poor GmTmi and a rich man; laden, not with the ms ? victory, but plunder, Htolen from tlirJ 5 j under bis protection. The (ongrcnmjnw 1 1 Mands up as tho accuier of the I'rcsidert 1 confronted by Ins own letter, showin" Li? tcr rottenness. Wo are saved from the ft fnl lank of lavintr bare the fmnT j of those who nro administering our Gov n f',uV l..i r. ... ...;i.: make them become mutual accusers. tn . 1 ... uaie ami ragu n 1111:11 ccr springs up an.' 1 criminal mi are noxious 10 turn convict their fellows." What a comment upon the times in j wo live, nnd the men who control thenM,.!? ! destinies! And the statement ol Gore- r aeymour is no partisan exaggeration, 1 1 simple, solemn fact. Wc are " makir."' 1.1 tory" indeed. 0 Forms axi Usk ok Bi.axki Wc hvtr. ceived from tho publishers, II. II. UanrT i.c c' Sftn fraci,!C0' oU-nA 2 of uablc and useful work. 1 he great adTant- AU jook o mcrdiani Ln- an,i others is, that they can, by tins mr- , transact, correctly, nine tinths of ail t i uusincM; they can draw U,w ,V I deed, mortgage", lease. !nnti, powm m.tornVVt agreement, wilf. etc, , j ,no,e correctly, and better to suit tlicm.V.tj in any other way. They can keep ptr Cmrm oi wieir nnairs, n wieir uuniwi n straight and regular manner, thu avoit..; mi-understandings and lawsuits. Kt.'I f.rj copy. For termt, see advertimvnt. Puizk Fhjiit. Tho long-talked of figi'.l. tweon Con Orem and .Timaiy Dwycr, f rf championship of middle weight', ratneti' Nevada, (M. T.,) on the 'ilth r.;t. F - ",ndf fJ"?',' w'",n h carac tfr I to prolong the fight, Tho referees at nr - 1 tj,nt tjnie wou,i at Ein. -tlw- y tho following day. (Saturday. 2011! 1 ( dissatisfaction was lnanileMwi by tuesf - 1 tors and backers, from the conimenccnit 15,lt one really good round was fouSlt. J-. I my went for Con's "peepers, wlnMi vxz.tt . . ' mh , . , failed to come to the scratch at the time 1; pointed. Yellow Fi:vi:r This terrible cpidf. has lccn exceedingly severe in Louisiana v.i Texas the past summer and fall. In JiVt Orleans, there is Mrarccly a family tlat ist ' in mourning for the loa of some relating A, latest accounts, the diacase was tuUi-. Wc pity and sympathise with the pcoy. ti our native city, and hope that a Inst andc eiful God will come to their aid, free t:z e t. ....:i.i ..:,:. x-..ii,. T.t . a pm, t tho rn,cof MiHt lhc l!oillination of hnlta, and mipu.ilHl 1 roes, llicir alliicuom linn' inotfu ta Their affliction hnv' ir.dcfd great, and tliey have borne up und r 'Lea as courageously as any jieople of annit cr modern times. Mixhii. The gentleman who makes onu Sacramento (iw' San Fram-ico telci:; disjiatches has an exceedingly happy &r j for dishing up Arizona News. Hiarh "Advices from Prescott to Oct"r!'i state that McPherson, tho mail earner f? the Pimos Village, who left Prescott, U ber 7th, was killed by the Apaches irjU one mile of camp. .McPhcrson's body f I "triptwd and the in.il! rifled. ; Now, "McPht.-son" was not tlis tiwtd rlJT killed. "Mulligan- wasL-sa , men, and McPlierson, the camp witc.3 cw mile of which he was killed. Tho gentleman shakes up one or twocW Arizona items in the same vigorous cues' and should he continue to keep up hu he will t-ooii be the greatest '-mixiit" Pacific coast. Tun Japanese in Paris have taught U cooks at the Grand Hotel how to "bsle"i-'-creams. Freeze your ice as bard as pcesW wrap it quickly in a very thin crustof pf" and put it in tho oven." Tho paslrv bo baked before the ico melts ifcr the taT is a'gooel non-conductor of heat). Serve t'. and j-ou may enjoy tho pleasure uf tsffi hot pastry and ice-cream at the same "Mountain Bov" Trots a Mile is - r . .t t !it. n..,. ..... -i rt v.oiiiiuuuoi o 1 aimcrum a uue ;u"us " Mountain Boy," who was Juteh M- at Jcrotno Park, trotted a miK on trui, -the 2lsl of October, nt tho Fashwa I in the extraordinary time of 2:21 ning horso accompanied him each tirte M " 1.: t.j. ... ir ...,l TlmK - aure exccln all ever done on tho trot w old Duplex of tho Natchitoches ' overheard the conversation of two vidualson Christmas day, during w': L asketl the other what ho made djni8 , year 7 " Nuflln, I worketl for a do boss only mado a fifth, darforlgo""1 Calhoun Dr.vuAji is on his wy 1,1 k ' California. ( porly which placed in power the pre, '' Magistrate, now charges him with tr,V and many of its leaders have- inMilM . tho public mind the horrible suspicion 1 he was in league with the murdcrfrs w stiuck down the life which sirm.i i.. J . bliendiin il "Flora If EFr eneral Grant is too "Dexter" lias made 2:17JU', and "Flcn associate with dirtv i credited with 210?i. The achiereD"? 1