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The Weekly Arizonian. (Tucson, A.T. [Ariz.]) 1868-1871, March 21, 1869, Image 2

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From accounts receivod by private letters
and through the public print, from San Fran
cisco, it becomes quite evident that the days
of trifling with, and carrying on inock-bosttlity
against the Apaches are, at length, about to
pass away.
During the administration of Major-Gen
McDowell, a vigorous war was nominally
carried on against the Indians, in Arizona)
but virtually, it was not a war, but a species of
transaction qujte indefinite halfremonstrative
and half authoritative.' We have not any doubt
as to the war having been thus conducted for
some distinct motive ; but we do not know, nor
can we surmise, what could have been the issue
viewed in the distance, to induce a department
commander to feed and fight, at the same
time, a couple of thousand Indians for a
term of three years. It would hardly be just
to bolievo that he had no definite object in
view, or that this policy was merely designed
tb continue until results, pro or con should
develop theinselvei. However, this much wo
can plainly see, that nothing of good, but
much of evil has resulted from our sham war
since the spring of 1SC6. But it is gratifying to
feel that the light of a new era, in the history
of the Apache war, is already visible, and will,
ere long, have entirely dispelled the shadows
of the past three years' maladministra
tion, Major-Gen. Ord, upon assuming command
of the department, saw at a glance, that defi
nite, and not random proceedings upon the
part of the military, were necessary to the
suppression of tho hostile Indians in Arizona,
and, already, his administration, under which
they have been denied all tho privileges hith
erto extended to them, has stricken them with
adesree of terror hitherto unfelt. If full
license to carry on the war vigorously; to give
the enamy no time to lay up supplies, and to
attack them whenever and wherever found
hud been given the military authorities in
Arizona three years ago, the condition of af
fairs would, at present, be very different. As
-it is, ike Indians nro nor bettor proparod for
war than at any former period, and, it is grati
fying to find that the department commander
is fully aware of the necessity of prompt and
vigorous action in the case.
The following is anextract from some proof
sheets sent us by a friend in San Francisco:
"Thirty six companies of troops, one-half
cavalry, are now in, or en route for Arizona.
Ofhcers are directed, and expected under pen
alty of disgrace, to find and punish the Indians
when sent in search of them, and are promised
praise and promotion in proportion to their
succes. The system of feeding those Indiana
who choose to live near a military post, only
to get means to supply their war parties in the
field, is at an end.
"The troops are directed to push their way
into the heart of the Territory, north of the
Gila, there to establish themselves, and ex
terminate this worst of all Indian tribe3.
"Alreadv many newposts aro established
and the geography of the country is becoming
rapidly developed, The Indians have already
been repeatedly and severely punished in
their own remote haunts, where they have
hitherto considered themselves safe.
"Another year of Gen. Ord's administration
will give to Arizona a brighter day than she
has yet seen. Her wonderful resources once
secure from the Apache assassin and robber,
will naturally draw a large and enterprising
population ; and the Southern Pacific railroad
through her wide borders w.Il soon make her
one of the most thriving of the frontier States.
General Grant, upon the occasion of his
inauguration remarked : That he had taken the
oath without mental reservation, and would,
to the best of his ability fulfil the duties of that
position which, however, came to himunsought.
The responsibility of the position, he said, he
felt and accepted ; he would make known his
views to Congres and urge them as his judg
ment should dictate ; that he wouid exercise
the constitutional prerogative of interposing a
veto to defeat measures which his judgment
demands that he oppose; his greatest efforts
will be put forth to establish the security of
person and proper!y and also to secure politi
cal and raliirious oninions throughout the
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whole country. He spoke loudly, in favor of
maintaining tue national uonor, oy tue pay
ment of the Government debt in gold coin, and
emphatically denouueed repudiation.
In conclusion, he asks that every citizen may
put fcrth his best efforts to. aid in cementing a
happy Union.
The precipitancy of Congress in doing those
things which it ought cot jkLdo, and its persis
tency in leaving undonnBLings which it
ought to have done, flHBk) notorious.
The worst of routes, for arHc railroad, is
that which Congress hastened tdadopt as an
especial opject of government subvention.
They are only just now learning, or pretending
to learn in legislative circles at? Washington,
that the most matesial portion of this road lies
in the snow-bound region and is impracticable
for about half the year; and they are only just
now waking up, or pretending to wake up, to
the national importance of connecting the
Mississippi Valley by rail with the Pacific along
a'more southern line which will admit of unin
terrupted travel and commercial transportation
the whole year round. But we are glad to see
that there are many well meaning and intel
ligent members vho fully uudersTUnd the in
famous abortion of the Union Pacific railroad
swindle and who are truly alive to the positive
and paramount claims of the Southern route
to the Pacific along the 3'2d parallel, to the
consideration, encouragement and substantial
aid of the federal government, if such aid may,
in any case, properly be invoked for railroad
enterprise. The granting of the right of way
for the construction of a railroad leaving the
Mis'issippi at or near Memphis, and striking
the Rio Grande at El Paso is the only sensible
measure in regard to railroads, so far as lati
tude and natural conditions of transit are con
cerned, which has been acted upon by any pre
vious Congress, The conception of such a
route, to bf sure, is by no meani new. It is
fully twerr v years old; as old, in fact, as the
conclusion oSthe war with Mexico, and a3 the
first dream of opening by railroad enterprise
the mineral and agricultural wealth of the
rorthern provinces of that country, and of pro
viding railroad facilities for the predestined
trade of India across the continent. It lias
beenapproved after critical examination, by the
ablest engineers of the Ui.tyed States. But of
course this did not recommend it to Congress
The difficulty and costliness of the northern
route gave it preference. For these qualities
involved invidious benefits to n host of special
interests in contrad-ction to public policy, and
opened innumerable doors to direct or indirect,
corruption among Congressriisen and oilier pub
lie servants. Now, since it ii no longer pos
sible to disguise either the impolicy or the
swindle of the Union Pacific Bailroad project,
under government subvention, there is a dispo
sition in Congress to pay a tardy and futile
homage to economy and honesty by pronounc
ing against the general policy of subsidizing
either railroad or navigation schemes of any
kind. Hence we are, apparently, to have no
more government bounties to railroad or canal
projects because the Congressional Malvolio
has concluded to be economioal and virtuous
after profligacy and corruption have done their
worst, It is only dyspepsia stimulating the
symptoms of repentance. But, while it lasts,
we fear that the prospects of substantial aid
from the government for the Southern railroad
to the Pacific will be very cloudy, Neverthe
less, we will hope that the friends of this great
enterprise will command success in the forty-
first Congress now in session, and obtain that
material aid necessary net only for its imme
diate commencement but speedy completion
We notice in a Philadelphia newspaper, an
advertisement of "Brown and Kollock's Mescal."
This "beverage" is said to be an effectual
remedy in x number of diseases, and must, of
course, possess rare virtues, from the fact? that
the recipe for its manufacture was received
from a dying Padre by one of the above
named gentlemen while travelling through
Now, we formed the acquaintance of a biped
in this territory, about a year and a half ago,
which 'animile' answered to the name Kollock.
It was said to have hailed from Philadelphia
to which place it is said to have returned
about nine months since. This animal,
though a biped, was not a goose; nor was he
a ''rooster,'' although displaying in all his
actions the ostentation which characterizes
this dunghill. He claimed to be human, but
wa3, we think, at times, a victim to lunar
influence. This, it would appear, gave rise
to that singular hallucination of fancying him
self a physician and surgeon ; and he actually
obtained a position, as such, in the army, which
pojition he held until his qualifications were
made known. We (and not us alone) remem
ber, while he acted in this capacity, of having
heard him order a patient "half an ounce of
Fowler's Sohition" (solution of arsenic) "every
hour just by way of a tonic."
The Esculapius under consideration, came
to Arizona via Cal, and returned east by the
same route ; while in Arizona he never made
a trip to Mexico; now, Broru is only a crea-
tureof imagination, and has no real existence
So, who received the recipe from the dyin
Padre ? is a question to be solved.
From what we know of this genius (and that
is not a mere trifle) we believe that his dupes
must be brainless, indeed, and we would here
assert, and stake our existence against a bot
tle of his bogus 'mescal,' upon the issue that
he has not, among his dupes, a physiognomist
who saw him once.
In speaking of the neglected law of etiquette
as observed in Arizona, we shall endeavor only
to write for the instruction of those who have
vet to visit the frontiers for the first time, that
they may have an ilea of what they are expect
ed to do, and by what means they are to avoid
collisions: Well, in the first place, it is neces
sory that you be apprized of the fact that to be
popular you must please two classes of people
whose views do not correspond upon any sub
ject except whisky and tobacco. N ow, upon
your arrival, you must set to work to ob
tain the favors of class No 1 to do this you
must have plenty of cash and a disposition to
spend the same liberally you must h ive plenty
of4,gab,"it matters little whether you talk
st iisc or noii'ense; the latter, however, will
C ' 1 T 11". 1
jam you more menus. in wanting tnrougti
the town you must take the centre of the
street, and nod to shopkeeken on either side
as you pass along, otherwise they will not
speak to you when next you meet. Bing n
stranger, it is not very likely that you will meet
with a lady of your acquaintance during your
prorninad", all that von have to observe in
this quarter is, therefore, to be cautious that
vou don't run azmnst bar or tread upon her
.Ires? The forc-'ointr must be strietlv obs. rved 1 Ilmrs.iay the 15th d.ynt.u
Werninger3 traini
It is feared that the Indians have killed Tr,.
! Barnett who was on his way to La Paz
left Cullen's Station on the morning of tu? -i
the stage was attacked, and was not seen
road by. the nien in the stage.
On the 25th inst., a party of murine
Savages attacked and killed John II ,v
thr nnrntiKaturnAn fitrnll nnrl TCIrL-Trt 1 i
Florexce. A. T., March G, I- :
FniTnjji Ani7nvnv Whila f f.
of this place, was sitting quietlv eat'nf h s Sl. "
ptr at u iieiguuur s wnise a lew evening .
lie was shotat by a young Mexican, about tir:d
years ot age. It seems that the cause (t
the assault was an anxiety on the part r ;'
latter to become possessed ot about ,;
lars in currency, which Mr. Morehead was '.
posed to have on his person. The shot v. t--
ing effect, the Mexican threw down t!..
and "wept bitterly" no doubt, f-om tn- .
that the ball passed one-fourth of an iiu '
high. He then endeavored to throw the ; .
of the whole affair upon another young !
ic.an who had left for narts unk-nmrn I
Morehead refused U appearand "ive cvid :.(
against tliem lor want of time, and the Mek
,1'Iw. t. is ilatlia immiil 4 ' I .
ing on a ranch in thn vicinity. L,
ii i i mi
Xev,- York, March 3 '
Gold 132J132
Legal tender i 6 a
(at 10 o'clock, a. ra., on the premie V
THAT fine and commodious property W
to Charles Ilardoabur, situated attlir
em end of town, formerly owned and u ..
by fcaaiuel Hughes.
March 21st 18G!)-2w Aucti. .
Sale of 120 Shares of the
"TTOTICE is hereby given thnt by rirti
J3I order of sale, inudo by the Jmlr'
bate, in nrd tor the Conntv of (Jiiinf. '
to gain admirer., an.i now, to yam menus, yu
must finiMi oil with a select entertainmein
which will cost vou about $400. While you have
been thus conducting nffaira for the purpose of
making friends in el:ss No 1, jou have been
makiiifr for yourself a number of enemies in
class No 2; thU y u will soon discover as
whispers intended for y our ears will inform you
that you are a ' p rp" or some other I ttle alli
um! that aspires to count dignity. .Now it you
undertake the task of ploasing class No. 2, it
can be done by getting on a drunk once a
week, gettine into a row, havin-j your eyes black
ed or blackening these ofaoroebody else. When
you meet a man staggering along and pro
claiming to the world as he oes his various
qualifications, his virtues and his courage you
h id better nsree with him in all ho says, and
ptop and tell him so if he demand it ; other
wise you cannot consider him your friend.
Now you have received sufficient instruction
in Arizona etiquette to enable you to become
a member of either class but to please till is
absolutely impossible and if you think of
coming to Aiizona our advice to you is: act in
dependently in everything. Please yourself,
in your actions, and if parties assume a sudden
trienuship and come to jrive advice as to pro
priety or impropriety, let them know that you
have been accustomed to take care of yourself
do not seek the companionship of a man
becuuse he is rich but look for him who hath
brain. By this course you will never become
one of the real popular upon either side,
but you will b nonular with, and have the
friendship of the few sensible men who
have made your acquaintance and this popular
ity and friendship is about all that is worthy of
being possessed.
i H .-j
The following we extract from the Prescott
Jftjierof Feb. 27th:
As the stage containing the U. S. Mail, the
driver, Mr Tingley. Joseph Todd of this place
and George Jackson of Petaluma, Cal , was
passing through Granite Wash, about mid-way
between HYickenburg and La Paz, on its way to
the former place, it w.is attacked by about 30
Indians who lay concealed in the brush on
each side of the road. The Indians tried their
best to kill and capture the party in the stae,
all of whom were wounded. When the In
dians first fired on the stage, the horses became
frightened, turnd out of the road and ran
ri;;rit through a body of Indians. Mr. Tingley.
although badly wounded in the wrist, got hold
of Jibe reins, which he had dropped in order to
shoot at the Indians, turned the animals into
the road and got out of the wash as quickly as
possible. The Indians chased the stage all the
way through the Wash, but were unable to
catch up with it Upon arriving at Cullen's
Station, word was sent to Wickenburg, when
Dr. Howard went out to attend to them. The
driver was taken to Wickenhurrr Messrs. Todd
and Jackson remained at the station, and, if
aoie, win come to rrescott with Jonea &
;he town of I'inos A tos.iri said Cmm tv i.
;itid in front of the Pinos Al"s H'
hour of Jl o'clock, a.m.; sell to the hijrHi -
for cash; One nundicd and tc;-.'
of the capital stock of (he Z'iiios A Hon
Company; tho same belonging to the . -VI
It OIL A MASTIN. deceased, or so in n
thereof as may be Mifficicnt' to pay tho,;
edncss of said estate.
The Shares will be offered in lots of :
capital "took of siiid company being rj''
Administrator of the e-ta;'
Vircil A, Mastix, u
Mesilla, N. M..
March Sth 18G9. lw
epai'tiuenat or ialiJornia.
San Francisco Cal., February 2, 1sC1
riat this O i.ee until 12, m., on the FIF'i'l.:
day of APRIL, 1869. lor the transport'
posts, as follows :
For receiving stores at Tucson der '. a
and transporting the same to su
asro, or may be its dependencies.
Bids to state the PRICE PER POl""
Bids to be addressed eithpr to me
CAPTAIN G. C. SMITH., A. Q. -Tucson.
All bids to be made in triplicate, w ' '
of the advertisement attached toeach
no bid will be received unless accomna
a deposit of two thousand dollar0, a ;i ?
4tirt Kirlflni. tt-!ll f i ia nnnt raff 'a"
Llllb tllC UUJU(.l Hill llhlkl fcn. ,vr.
ed to him. i
Bidders are requested to be p :
opening of the bids.
No contract :-de tmder this a lv'r
will be considered in force until apr
the Department and Division cou.n.;.'
The right to reject bids is reserve I '
aidered for tha good of the service
Any information in reference to!
to be transported, routes, etc., can :
application at this office.
Bvt Lieut. Col. and Q M . I s'
Act'g Ch'f Q. M., D.
m20 J
Constantly op hand.
, March 14, 1869 11-tf.

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