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THE ARIZONA SENTINEL.
C. L. MINOR, Editor & Proprietor. Saturday Marcli 30, 1S72. Gen. 0. 0. Howard. Late advices from San Francisco inform us that General Howard, the Indian Peace Commissioners' Agent, has sailed from that port, on his way to this Territory, on the 21st inst. Tho object of his visit to Arizona is to "take such measures as may appear to him best in the interest of peace." The . General was an officer in the U. S. service during- the Is te "unpleas antness," and distinguished him self as a brave soldier. He is also represented as being an examplary Christian, a wise and prudent counsellor, and a humane man. If he is a Christian, how can he look upon the murders and rob beries committed by the Apaches upon our citizens, and not recom mend the immediate extermina tion of the whole tribe? If a wise and prudent counsellor, he will consult with those who have lived among these murderous brutes, and not be led estray by the gen tleness (?) of the Apache when on reservations receiving presents. IfaJ humane man, he will see that "True humanity lies in quite a dif ferent treatment of the savages than that recommended by Col yer, and that the struggling Americans of Arizona have equal claims with the savages upon the protection of the Government. Let us hope that this time we have the right man, and that we shall never have cause to regret his presence in the Territory, as we did of that cowardly vagabond Vincent Colyer. The Alabama Question. The news by cable regarding this important question is of the most encouraging nature toward being settled in an amicable man ner. The reply of our Government to a note from Lord Granville to Secretary Fish, asking what was the American understanding of the Treaty of Washington regard ing claims for consequential dam ages before the Geneva Confer ence, was to the effect that we had left the whole matter to the Con ference, and were willing to abide by its decision, and that conse quential damages were a part of our case for the action of the arbi trators. The answer was read and discussed by the English Cabinet, ana "produced a favorable im pression, and was regarded as an encouraging opening for further arbitration on the basis of arrange ment provided by the Treaty of "Wnshinirton " Thus.it will be seen. there is no apprehension of war between these two Governments. Feeding the Apaches. The Indian Appropriation bill, which has passed Congress, con tains the following items for Ari zona: To feed the Apaches who may go upon reservations, $250, 000; incidental fund for friendly Indians, $75,000; to continre work on the irrigat:ng canal on the Co lorado reservation,$20,000; making a total of $345,000. When the bill came up, Delegate MeCormick of fered the following amendment to the clause appropriating $250,000 for the subsistence of the Apaches, which was adopted: Provided, That this appropria tion shall be expended only in be half of those Indians who go and remain upon said reservations and refrain from hostility. In the course of the debate upon this amendment, Delegate Mc Cormick made some remarks whic hshould be placed on record to his credit. We quote: That amendment is in the pre cise language of an amendment which I offered to the Indian ap propriation bill last year, which was adopted by the House, and also by the Senate, and incorpo rated in the law. I offer it because we have suffered severely on the frontier from depredations com mitted by Indians who have been living on reservations, and have gone directly from their reserva tions to commit depredations and murders, and they have returned in many cases to the reservations. I believe it is proven beyond all question that the Indians in Ari zona who murdered Mr. Loring of Boston, a promising young au thor, were Indians who had been living on a military reservation, and started directly from the re servation to attack the stage coach in which he was a passenger. They not only killed him, but nearly all the other passengers in the stage, and within a few days after they had committed this outrage, they returned to the mili tary reservation or to its vicinity. Now, I owe it to my people to say right here that the stories set afloat during the past year, and which seem to have been believed by many people in the United States, that the people of Arizona are opposed to, or have at any time been opposed to, a fair and honest effort to get the Apache Indians on the reservations, are simply untrue. What my people have objected to is the fact that year after year these Indians.more or less, have been harbored upon military reservations, have been allowed to go and come at will, and have constantly committed the most outrageous depredations throughout the length and breadth of the Territory, making it, as my honorable friend from California has justly said "a very hell on earth." 1 believe the peace policy of the President,so-called, whether his policy or not, is, upon the whole, a good one. I took occasion last winter, upon the floor of this House, to say that' it was a good policy, and was productive of cer tain good results, that it was giv ing us agents of greater honesty raid of better devotion to business. But, gentlemen, you must remem ber, as I have already said, that we have different kinds of Indians to deal with. With some of these wild tribes on the frontiers of Ari zona, New Mexico and Texas, a peace policy is purely experiment al. Let that experiment be thor ough ly and completely tried-, but do not let it be tried with gross and constant misrepresentation of the people of the frontier. It the Indian Peace Commission has failed in any one respect, it has been in sending agents to the frontier whose prejudices are all in favor of the Indians and against the white people there. It is hard upon men, who have suffered for years and years by the loss of their property, the destruc tion of their homes, the murder of their wives and children, to have men go there who have never been in the country before, and tell them that they have al ways been in the wrong and the Indians have been right. 100 cases of boots at Baker's. Defeat of the Blesicl The news of succes! Government troops oi says the San Francisco 1 of a late date, is still furJ firmed, and there seems:) doubt but that the revolt crushed for ever. This isl summation much tobeappJ for with the Juarez Govel firmly established, we m! for much permanent prospi our sister liepublic, by prosperity we will be largely fited. American enterprise enlisted in Mexican railroad jects, and already we hear ther concessions being sous! in this line. A few years of 1 ca"n peace and good govern! will probably astonish sonl those who are not iaminari the resources of the country What is Said About the Sentinel. The following complimentary notices, tendered us by the press of California and Arizona, are in deed very flattering, and will only have a tendency to further encourage us in the accomplish ment of what we started to do to establish the Sentinel in this town upon a firm basis: The Arizona City Free Press has passed into the hands of C. L. Minor, who has changed the name to The Arizona Sentinel. The first number was issued March 16th. It is a vast improvement on its predecessor, and gives promise of being a live little newspaper. San Diego Union. The Tucson Citizen,after giving vent to its feelings against the Free Press, its editor, etc., says: The Arizona Sentinel appeared at Arizona City on March 16, and is published by C. L. Minor. As a mark of good sense in him, he to tally abstains from any mention of the Free Press, and starts the Sentinel with No. 1, Vol. 1. A good tone pervades the paper. Mr. Minor's first number gives promise of a useful, readable, intelligent and decent paper hereafter, and hence we welcome him and his journal to Arizona, and wish both, prosperity. C. L. Minor, late a compositor on tne i-ios Angeies JNew nas purchased the Arizona FreePrss at Arizona City, Yuma CounnV, and started a paper called the Aifr zona Sentinel at that place. WJe iiuve nuii ,yeii seen uie oeuuuct, but are satisfied that Mr. M. will make nothing but a first-class pa per of it. He is one of the most expert and skillful of printers, as well as a talented and accomplish ed gentleman, and cannot fail to make hosts of friends both foi himself and his paper in his new field of labor. We wish him sue! cess. Southern Californian, Aral heim. ' The San Diego Bulletin, afte quoting from our salutatory, says3. The paper is a decided improve ment on the Free Press, which it succeeds, and we w'-ii it success, at reasonable prices, ' LEY, Proprietor. 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