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J. BERRY Editor.
YUMA. A. T.
SATURDAY, JULY 10, 1875
THE INTERNATIONAL RIFLE
Much has been said and written
about this friendly contest, and
great interest has been felt on
both sides of the Atlantic in re
gard to the result. Now that it is
over and the American team is
again victorious, we have some
thing to say about the matter.
When the Irish team came over
last year and had their trial with
the Americans at Creedmore, we
were not surprised that the Am
erican team beat them. All that
surprised us was that they beat
:thein so little. It was hardly a
beat at all almost a stand-off. It
was truly astonishing that a club
of riflemen coming from any part
of the world, could come so near
beating the Americans with their
own favorite weapons, on their
This year when the American
team crossed the ocean to try their
skill with the Irishmen on their
own green isle, we confess that we
felt a desire that the Americans
should be beaten. Courtesy seem
ed to demand it. They were wel
comed in Irelrnd so heartily and
treated with such boundless hos
pitality that it seemed almost a
a shame to beat their kind eng
tertainers. They micht have
thrown off a little, without losing
any national pride.
The very excellent and friendly
spirit that prevailed on both oc
casions of the meeting of these
clubs, is worthy of all praise. The
rivalry appears to have been most
friendly, and the press do not
mention, the least sign of any ill
feeling, e.ither with victors or
vanquished. This is as it should
be. We like these friendly meet
ings between men from both sides
of the ocean, because they tend
to promote international good
feeling, assert the universal bro
therhood of men, and hasten on
that happy day when "swords
shall be beaten into plow shares
and spears into pruning hooks,
and the nations shall learn war
But here we desire to remark
that the American Rifle Team, so
called, are not the representative
riflemen of America. Very far
from it. They are rich men and
the sons of rich men raised in the
lap of luxury and ease, and only
learned to use the rifle as a pas
time. The representative rifle
man does not grow east of the
Ohio river. If that team had on
ly obeyed the injunction of Hor
ace Greeley, "Go west, young
man, go west," and been inured
to the hardships and dangers of
frontier life, been obliged to -defend
their live? and gain a sub
sistence by the use of the rifle,
then they might have learned to
shoot. But "carpet knights" and
soft young men, who part their
hair in the middle, andonly learn
to shoot to drive away the ennui
of inertia and laziness, do not re
present the riflemen of America.
It can hardly be said now, that
any of our best riflemen live east of
the Mississippi. Their big game
is gone Indians included there
is very little more use for the rifle
and the scatter gun has taken its
place. If it is desirable to test
the skill of our riflemen with that
of our trans-Atlantic brethren,
let men be selected from the Far
West, and the result will be far
different from anything yet had.
We do not object to what has al
ready been done, but we contend
that in neither of the matches that
have taken place, have the true
riflemen of America been repre
sented. J. A. Moore, Esq., of Marico
pa Wells, came in by the Tucson
stage last Saturday, and departed
for home aeain bv Monday's stage. '
LETTER FROM TENNESSEE.
The following letter we receiv
ed this week. The writer is a
stranger to us, but doubtless his
letter will be interesting to his old
friends in this region. Therefore
we publish it. Ed. Sentinel:
Editor Arizona Sentinel:
My last mail brought me a very
welcome visitor, in the shape ol
the Akizona Sentinel, of May
22d. My thanks are due to the
kind hand that mailed it.
I was a citizen of Yuma when
the first copy of the Sentinel
was printed, and it seems like
meeting an old absent friend to
see a "brown paper" copy of it,
away down here in "Dixie." I
noticed aclipping from the Greene
ville Intelligencer, in which my
appointment to the office of TJ. S.
Gauger was published.
If I may judge by the many
acts of kindness received from the
well rememlered friends on the
muddy old Colorado, in the days
past and gone, there are many
readers of the Sentinel, who
will be glad to hear good news
flora "Dick," and rejoice that the
wheel of good fortune is at last
rolling him upward to a better
prospect of prosperity and a bright
destiny. Already the dark clouds
of misfortune and affliction, which
have long hovered e'er my path
way, are scattering beneath the
rays of the bright sun of prosper
ity. I left Arizona with a sad heart
three years ago last April, bowed
and broken down by remorse and
affliction the result of my own
youthful indiscretion and folly
what were once proud hopes and
ambition turned into the bitter
ness of despair and disappoint
ment, I nearly craved to die.
I now desire to say to all who
remember me kindly that Dick is
once more a sound and well man,
and with a new lease of life, as it
were, has determined in the fu
ture, to profit by the experience
of the past, and with restored
health and renewed hope, again
begins the battle of life confident
ly trusting to a brighter and bet
ter time to come.
In conclusion, I will say to the
few, dear old-time friends who
clung to me in my darkest hour
of adversity, that a Tennesseean's
gratitude, and a brother's love
will always be theirs; their words
are deeply engraved in my heart,
where the impression will remain
during life, and as my sweetest
recollection, their memory shall
follow me, even down to the dark
valley of oblivion and death.
"Adios!" Thomas J. Berry.
. MINES AN:D MINING.
The McGracken mine, in Owen
district, Mohaye county,is believ
ed to be the richest silver ledge
ever discovered. As they go
down upon their shafts the lode
becomes wider and richer. This
mine has been sold to a San Fran
cisco Company, called the "Sena
tor Consolidated." Col. Buel is
erecting reduction works at Wil
liams Fork, to work the ore from
this mine. These works, we are
informed will soon be completed.
Barges 3 and 4, which passed
down the river a few days ago,
darned one hundred and eighty
tons of argentiferous ore from the
' Flora Temple" and "Hopkins"
mines, Castle Dome District. This
ore will go to San Francisco by
the next trip of the Newbern.
Mexicans are still bringing in
placer gold from the country
around Gila City. Mr. Lang,
keeper of the station at that place,
brought in the other day some
pieces of rock from a ledge which
he discovered in that neighbour
hood. The rock has not yet been
tested, but has the appearance of
being rich in silver. The ledge
is eight feet in thickness.
Work at the Picacho mill is pro
gressing finely and with gratify
ing results. The clean-ups seem
to be very satisfactory to the com
pany. The mine is increasing in
richness as the shafts descend, al
though the inexhaustable supply
of ore on tho surface pays well
enough. We reenrd this mine
as one of the permanent paying
institutions of the country.
Special to I7ie ee Sentinel f-
Wuccesnfiil Scouting and Killing of
Camp Verde, July 8. A scout
ing party which left this post on
the 26th of June, under command
of Major G. M. Brayton, :8th In
fantry, returned this mqrning and
report the killing of 30 aud cap
ture of 15 Indians.
During the latter part of last
month numerous complaints were
received by the commanding offi
cer of this post from settlers and
others. On the night of the 25th, 2
mules were stolen from the Verde
settlement. Some prospectors re
ported they hud been fired upon
while on the east fork of Verde,
and a party of soldiers returning
to this post from San Carlos agen
cy, whence they had escorted
some Indian prisoners reported
signs of small bands of Indians in
the Ton to Basin.
Major Brayton, determined to
ascertain the truth, of these ru
mors and rid the country of these
pests and obstacles to civilization,
organized scouts, consisting of 30
Indian scouts and 10 soldiers of
the 8th Infantry, mounted the
necessary packers and pack ani
mals, with Al Seiber as guide aud
departed for the front, the inten
tion being to stop out 15 or 20 days.
A dispatch has been received from
Major Brayton on the 3d instant,
as follows :
Camp on Apache Trail, July 1st.
We struck a rancheria yester
day morning, killed 25 and took
9 prisoners. Found with them
the mules stolen from Verde. One
Indian soldier slightly wounded.
Que of the mules when found by
the scouts was partly eaten and
the other was hastily killed by
the pursued Indians with lances,
they not being "willing to have it
recaptured alive. Another ran
cheria was struck on the 4th of
July at the head of Red llock
Canon, west of theMazatal range.
Five Indians were killed and six
taken prisoners. This Is the par
ty that fired upon the prospectors
on the East Fork. The killed and
captured Indians are supposed to
be the same as those captured by
Major Ogilby last winter, and
known as White Mountain Indi
ans, and don't belong to any re
servation. The party report deer and wild
turkey as being plentiful from 20
to SO miles from here. We have
a steady rain from the south all
The Plmil Mines.
Florence, July 8. Flourish
ing reports come daily to hand of
the .Pinal mines. The latest dis
coveries are the Josephine and
the Pike mines. Professor Shaw,
of .Camp McDowell, with whom
we had a conversation yesterday,
said the Josephine was a true
fissure vein of the Silver King; it
is traceable on the surface for
nearly a mile in length, extensions
of which have been taken up by
certain prominent citizens of Tuc
son. The ledge on the surface
shows a mineral cropping vein
seven inches in width, and thus
far has given fair evidence of an
increase in each descending foot.
Several specimens of native silver
from this vein are now on exhibi
tion at Florence. The Pike mine
is an extension of the Josephiue
and Bids fair to give good pro
spects in rendering its owner a
fortune in less than six months.
The erabowelling of the famous
Silver King still continues at an
astonishing rate. The main shaft
which has been enlarged 6 by 12
feet reached the depth of 40 feet
last evening. The average yield
thus for has given a, net profit of
5,000 dollars per ton. .The silver
smelting works erecte.d in north
Floreuce by Messrs Arey and
Hughes have proved a success,
although, considering the capa
city of these furnaces they are eng
tirely too small do accommodate
the quantity of ore that arrives
Messers. Nimon and Nash of
Ohio, intend erecting extensive
smelting works in Florence in a
few weeks. Machinery and ma
terial are now eng route from
Raiii"IUovcracnts of Trains.
Maricopa Wells, July 8. It
has been raining very hard in our
immediate vicinity for the past
week, but no rain has fallen here
yet. Indications are very good
though, for refreshing showers.
Jenks train left yesterday for
Yuma. Hovey and Samanago's
loaded teams leave in the morn
ing for Yuma.
Heavy Showers of Kain.
Prescott, July 8. We have
had several heavy showers of rain
here since last evening, weather
Foreign and Domestic.
Honors to the American Rifle Team
Belfast, Ireland, July 6. The
American Rifle. Team was enthu
siastically received here. The
Mayor and corporation met them
at the train and escorted them
to carriages. A procession was
formed and marched to the hotel
where they dined with the May
or and members of the city gov
ernment. In the evening they
attended a fete in their honor at
the Botanic Gardeds.
London, July 5. Special dis
patches to the Standard report
that 35 bridges were destroyed by
the recent floods in the south of
.France. The rains continue hea
vy and incessant.
National Telegraph Co.Cougres
San Fbancisco, July 7. The
National Telegraph Company filed
articles here to-day. The object
of the corporation is "to construct
and operate telegraph lines in all
the cities and towns of the United
States and Canada." The incor
porators include Michael Reese,
Wm. Sharon, Win. Burling, A.
Cohen, and other heavy capital
ists. The capital stock is fixed
at twenty-five millions. These
facts are ascertained from the
papers filed. What these million
aires really intend to do tis a co
nundrum. The Democrats have nominat
ed W. A. Piper, capitalist, for
Congress, in the first district.
Overhauling of the Favorite Old
San Francisco, July 8. The
overhauling. of the steamer Sena
tor of the Goodall, Nelson & Per
kins line, was completed to-day.
The work has been thorough and
of the best kind. New boilers
have been put in and the cabins
have been rebuilt, enlarged and
newly upholstered. The total
coast of the refitting of the Sena
tor is $50,000. The steamer Ori
baba, will be put on the ways in
a few days for extensive and
Gold and Greenbacks.
San Francisco July 9. Gold
in New York, 117J.
Greenbacks in San Francisco
Major iord and Capt. Haskkell
on the Road Here.
San Diego, July 9. Major Lord
left here this morning in private
conveyance for his new post of
duty to Tucson Arizona. He was
accompanied by Capt. Haskell
who is returning from leave of
absence at his cammand at Yuma.
Major Lord's clerk was also a
passenger ..with the two gentle
men. ArrIval,of Officers,
San Diego, July 8. Captains
J. H. Lord andH. L. Haskell
were among the passeugers arriv
ing on the steamer Orizaba yes
terday. Homo Wanted for a Iilttle. Boy.
San Diego, July 9. Wanted
a good home for a boy two and
a half years old. Fair remunera
tion. Address Lock Box 196.
Los Angeles, July 7. Last
night Mr. A. F. Hawley, the local
editor of the JDaily Star, expostu
lated with a gang of hoodlums,
who weie insulting ladies passing
on the street, when one of the
ruffians named John. Myers, stab
bed Mr. Hawley in the abdomen.
The unfortunate gentleman is in
a very critical condition. Myers
has been arrested.
A Party for the Blaek Hills.
Los Angeles, July 6. A party
of four started from here Sunday
for the Black Hills.
Oakland, July 6. This even
ing at half-past 5, a young man
man named George A. Walker, 22
years of age, shot himself through
th e h eart at a lodging house on 7th
street, killing himself instantly.
He was recently from the East,
and has been.jemployed in Bleth
eng & Torry's planing mill. He
left a note saying that he had
no friends and was tired of life.
Tho body was taken in charge by
Town Destroyed by Fire.
Tulare, July 7. The entire
business portion of this town was
burned last night.
Heavy Rains Much Damage Done.
St. Lquis, Mo., July 4. AKan
sas City special to the Republican
says the severest rain for many
years prevailed over the country
east of that city during the past
forty-eight hours, and a great
amount of drmage has been done,
All railroads are more or less In
jured and trains are badly delay
ed. Seizure of Distilleries.
St. Louis, July 4. Revenue
Collector Corrall of the Second
District of this State has within
few a days seized several dis
tilleries in Ozark, Phelps county,
and arrested the proprietors.
Increased Mall Service In Arizona
Washington, July 7. The
petition of the Arizona Legisla
ture for an increased mail.service
over the routes from San Diego
via Tucson to Mesilla,$nd from
San Bernardino via Prescott to
Santa Fe, has been denied. The
grounds of refusal are, that the
increased service is not necessary,
and that it would xost $20.0,000 ex
tra. Postmaster-General Jewell
is an economist.
The wool Market.
Philadelphia, July 6. Wool
is quiet with the supply increas
ing. Prices steadyj Colorado,
washed, 2830; unwashed, 2127;
extra and Merino, pulled, 4045;
No. 1 and super pulled, 4045;
Texas fine and medium, 2832:
coarse, 2125; California find and
medium, 2832; coarse, 2126.
Cheyenne July 4. McDaniel's
theatre and several business
houses on Eddy and Seventeenth
sts. Were burned to-day. TJie
Loss is estimated at 300,000 dollars.
The fire orginated in the property
room of the theatre.
Average Crop of Wheat.
Chicago, July 6. Reports just
received from various places in
the northwest say there will be an
average crop of wheat harvested,
notwithstanding the heavy rains
tor the past three weeks.
Flattering Prospects for Crops.
Omaha, July 6. Herald's spe
cials from all parts of the State,
represent the crops in a very flat
tering condition. Rains during
the past week have done but lit
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