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The Weekly Arizonian. (Tucson, A.T. [Ariz.]) 1868-1871, March 28, 1869, Image 2

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The object of Congress in granting subsidies
.to the Central and Union. Pacific Railways
was, no doubt, in part, a feeling of impatience
Si .to" se the work- progress, and to have, as soon
as possible, this connecting band in operation
sir .rbciween ...the Atlantic aniLPaci6cco5ts. It
could-not; have ieeie. the, conviction in Con
gress, that a subsidy was necessary to the
existence, at some falure time, of a railroad
' 'across the continent;-- private enterprise had
.jc'.'r-alreadj taken this in hands and i: shonld un-
ddobtedly hare been-' accomplished eompa--;'
'nies were organized, or in process of organi-t---
z&tion, and the only raealt consequent to the
" interference of Congress is that the road
Ic- wiM, in ' all probability,- be eompleted some
yea"S sooner than it could otherwise be. Now,
the Southern Pacific route, and that oa the 32d
' parallel hare now, greater claims to govern
met -aid, than had whose . to the north, to
which subsidies have been granted. These
latter having, first receiVBd aid and enconr
'ageinent, will, it is evident, fer a time at least
- eonirol all tfa- commerce across the continent.
Tlfta1 monopoly they owe to Congress, while
it'wfesj' doablle3, unmindful of the fact that
tendering double support at one point, and
' refusing to offer any at another, was simply
destroying the interests -of one section of coun-"
- try-forthe ngg'randrzemsnt of another, and a
less important section; Congress' having riewtd
' the claim3 of one "party and enabled it to
:monopoHze' such interests as must result from
a transcontinental railway in operation, is, in
justice, bound to offer similar inducements
tothe construction of roads upon the southern
routes also;- not only to ensure the building of
roads upon these routa but to encourage their
completion at an early day. This is due to
Arizona and New Mexico, which Territories
have felt most, and have most plainly seen
the consequences of bestowing aid entirely at a
single point, thus leaving interests to the south,
which must ultimately be the greater, to
develop themselves. It i3 certain, however,
that our claims to government aid have" not
passed unnoticed; but nothing more than the
right of way has, as yet been granted the 32d
parallel route. This, alone, insures the ex
istence of a road at some future date upon
' this route ; but the interests of the Territories
' situated here, demand that this shall be some
thing more than a mere question of time.
Great results, among which will be the anni
hilation" of the Tndiari opposition and the de-
' velopment of minerals unsurpassed in richness
and abundance await the existence of a road
' upon the 32d parallel and "the fact that this
route is by far the cheapest as well as the
' safest and, therefore,' the best over which' a
railroad can ever be built to the Pacific, is
now so well established that none seem in
clined to dispute on this point. Moreover, it
is absolutely necessary that means of ingress
and egress, to and from these Territories be
considered. Here are we of Arizona hem
med in, in fuch a manner (and our neighbors
of New Mexico are hardly better provided for)
that the prices paid for freight upon goods
imported to the Territory 'are quite exhor
bitant Often', an amount fully equal to
the value of a carjo of goods when delivered
at the nearest steam-boat wharf or railroad
" depot, is paid for its freight thence, by wagons,
to the place of delivery in the interior. This
order of things can be remedied by a railroad
through the Territory and by that "only and
we look to our delegate in", Congress, and to
all those who have thus far aided in tho west
ward march bf empire, to view our claims and
lend their'best support to the project of build
ing a road upon the 321 parallel route. "
sharp apITfor dinanTaillo: jzVm&rmTmrmttlfMimr tw precious
jar. jacvorimi win piuc
egate, as he
d Governor.
a certar
womi call upon his friends, daTon. sappose hfrj mains of the wife of Governor McCormick of
Be wodld ever Snd'one o.rim!tt home ? O. no. t- Arraooa were. i the presence t the Governor
This wonld never do fo the printer; he most ! other? deposited in the Presbytetian
"nail"' his man whenever and wherever he can
snarp appetite lor dinner, an I ditto, yeV morCTOer, sna miowiwuiore '
highly flavored for supper-a pretty meagre ' 'a! od C0PPr- ,Mr.C
- - f - j-irosUcap!ila and efficient Dele
existence. . vSnp pose the frmterwas to nsineir -J n 5 Me Secretary and
certain nour, atj wmcn, day suer aay, ne RawitvHL J, On Wednesday the rs-
catch. himfaDdslickf tohim with althe'tooacitv
of a contagion until delinquent's eyes are
opened to the enormity of his crime in.
tempting to swindle the printer, and he not
only-pays arrears to date, bnt paes over a
year's "advance," by way of atonement for his
former evil intsntion
CemeirT. in ibis nlace. Mrs. McCormick waa
the dao'ghter of Isaac L. Hnnt, of this place.
She died in Arizona in 1S67."
Honor to wliom Honor is 2ae.
' Trcsox, March 26th 1867.
Editors Arizo:ias: In your last issaeKyon
highly commend General Qrd.oemmanding the
Now. gentlemen, if you intend still to keep i Department of California, for tfa vigor with
the provwb of 'time and place in practise, and wblcn tBe war DRS ,are,7 8a carr,eu "
deal with us, just please to do sd. as it is by us ! Apaches. I hare no desire
understood : With us it signifies that von pay Pet it5 of GfinPral
for year paper evervtime Ton fipd, that accord-, f'om the ereJit that ia eertainly due h,m, for
ing to our conditions, yoo'-awe a "singly soli- tematic administration of military affairs
tary red. ' m this department; ana iar irom anamg isaii
with him, I am satisfied he has done everything
he conld do for Arizona, with the means at hi3
command, bat it' is hardly fair to give him all
the credit for what iK doe in a great part to
the exertions of others, and where many have
Week after weet .we are called upon to
chronicle accounts of Indian atrocities com
mitted in onr immediate vicinitr. The follow
ing took place on Monday last : Two wagons
belonging to the qiartermaster at this place,
left Camp Grant, en route for Tucson, escorted
by seven soldiers who. with the driYerr, made
a party of nine. When about ten miles from
Camp Grant they were' attacked by seme
thirty Indians, who, having wonnded the driv
ers, supposed they bad an easy prey, and
rushed boldly ap to - the wagons, when a dis
charge from the rifles of tho soldier as quickly
hurled them backward. One of the Indians
observing a soldier discharge his rifle, con
cluded that he would new take possession of
the weapon by wresting it from the owner.
Dropping his implements of war he accordingly
sprang for the rifle, catching it by the muzzle
while the soldier held it by the stock; the
piece, fortunately happened to be a patent
breech-loader and was reloaded by the soldier
while the Indian either did not see. or did not
understand his action ; he was therefore, still
intent upon obtaining the piece when it
was discharged through his body, killing hitn
instantly. The Indians now fled, when it wa3
discovered that altogether three of their
number were killed. Three of the party were
wounded, one of whom (a teamster naaid
Rodgers) has since died.
The wagons arrived here on Wednesday
morning, when the wounded men wi re taken to
the hospital, and deceased buried.
That we might be able to give oar reader
the full particular?, we called at the hospital
a'few evenings since, with a view to obtain
some information regarding the extent of the
injuries sustained by the survivors. We iu-
quired for the Steward, he wai "absent but the
Doctor was in." We according addressed
this latter functionary who was evidently
shocked at our presumption, and would not
deign a reply, but "eyed" us as though he be
lieved we came for the icle purpose of stealing
something j we expected nothing more than
the courtesy which should characterize a
gentleman, but in this we were disappointed.
. . . ORDER,
is ' A proverb which someone fancied contained
r-.a in a few words the secret of order in all things,
tells us that there is a time and place for.every-ii'."-.-
sthing and recommends tnat everything be
done in its time and place. Now, the observ
i'i. r?ili aneeof this in winding a timepiece may be
'o 'tf:';very necessary to keep it'running regularly,
or it might be judiciously observed by many
who eaj meals jat. irregular hours; but it is
'''- quite" certain that if the printer adopt this
:- --; ' 'habit in -his business orif he allow others to
: , "pur it in practise upon him-, he will soon be
.."reduced to the necessity of subsisting upon ah
idea For breakfast, the same, 'flavored with a
done well commendation of one alone, is im
plied ceusnre of the rest
Clearly, if General Ord has full confidence
in the energy and ability of the officer corn -manding
the District of Arizona, he will
have done all that he can do, if he give that
officer all the discretionary power that he can,
interfere with him as little as possible in regard
to matters within his district, and furni?h him
with what men and means he needs, to the ex
tent of his ability ; and this is precisely what
he has done.
No commander can ever hope to accompliIi
anything without efficient subordinates ; and in
this case, if the officer in command of this dis
trict, had not been fully equal to the position
in which he is placed, I am afraid little praise
couM be awarded any one , as it is, everything
is being done that can be done with the limited
number of troops, and all who are engaged in
the good woi k are entitled to full crpdit for their
efforts to rid the country oits terrible scourge.
It is but a fe month since the issuing of
rations to Indians was stopped in this Territory,
and I supposed it was generally known that
General Devin had been for a long time en
deavoring to obtain permission to do so. and
soon as permission was granted, he promptly
and finally put an end to that pernicious sys
tem. General Devin appears t have done his
utmost .to have posts established in every
available locality all through the Territory, and
when from lack of transportation, he is unable
to send out all his troops on scouts, he has
them stationed in detachments, in the places
considered mo.t favorable for finding rdians.
and notwithstanding the Email number of
troops at his disposal,he is even now endeavor
ing to have some arran?cmens made by which
water can be had at the Picacho, so that a
detachment of soldiers may be stationed there.
That great credit is due to the officer com
manding this District is evident from the fact
that the paople from all parts of the Territory
are satisfied that he has done and is doing
everything in his power to crush out the
Apaches, against whom the war is now being
waged with a persistent energy as new as it is
encouraging. Fair Play.
mfi ia Itmm
E-iiUest iVews.
From files of the Daily New Mexican.
Washington. March 4 The House met at
3 p. m. and was called to order by Air. MoPher-
so:i, e'erk. Washburne moved to proceed to
We can, however, assure the gentleman that the election of Speaker. Brooks made a point
'4 11, 1 11 1.1
vre did not intend to injure himself nor his in- ' oraer inai-ine cieric naa not caiieume names
ji me .meraoers lor ueonna anu Louisiana
stitution, for, although we did, in times past,
belong to the U. S. Army Mejlical Department
we are now, as we then were,' opposed to cor
ruption, in whatever form it-present itself. This
we supposed the gentleman understood, and
would consider a sufficient guarantee for our
Thus it h that we have not learned
anything definite concerning the condition of
the wonnded men ; but rumor says that one is
injured so badly that his recovery is doubtful.
n o
We are indebted to Hon John B. Allen for
the following extracts from the New York
Tribune of Feb. 25th :
"The Hon Richard C. McCormick, who went
hence in 1863 as Secretary of Arizona, and
After great uproar and excitement, the names
of Blaine and Kerr were - put in nomination,
The vote was taken for. Speaker and Blaine
received 136 votes to Kerr 55,
Washington, March 5 The following is
Grant's cabinet:
Secretary of State K E. Washburne.
Secretory of Treasury A. T. Stewart
Secretary of Navy Adolph E Broie.
Secretary -of the Interior J. D. Cox.
Attorney General E. B. Hoare.
Postmaster General A. J. Cresswell.
No Secretary of War has yet been named.
Washington, March 5 Tthe cabinet nom
inations are confirmed, and also Sherman con
firmed as General ; Sheridan as Lieutenant
General, and Coliimbun Delano as commis
sioner of Internal Revenue.
General Augur fills the vacant Major Gen-
has for the last three year3 been Governor of "v- . , ,
that Territory, retums to us aa Delegate to the 4 timgt.n, March 6 The bena has passed
LXIat Congress, and will take his seat in theJ f "soiation declaring Stewart inelhe and
nv., ;. AfMn;,.fmn vi Thnraifar. Xfr i ,e ,,aillS ,or anomer name to De sent m
McCormick has won golden opinions by his
public services, as was evinced in his election
as Delegate by the largest majority (620) ever
given in the Territory.
Arizona is slowly but steadily gaining in po
pulation, indutry. and wealth : within ten years
the Southern railroad to the Pacific will make
her a State,-with a population of not less than
half a million.. Recent experience has shown
that her soil has been greatly undervalued
that it prodeces most of thegrainsand grasses
bounteously while she has much. valuable tim
Wrtshinjton, March 9 Washburne rpsined
the State portfolio for a French mission, and
Hamilton Fish will succeed him. Borie's
health will probably compel him to resign."
Washington. March 10 The President sent
the following nominations to the Senate to-da
j alt of which were confirmed :
Hamilton Fish, Secretary of State ; Bont
well, Secretary ot the Treasury ; Rollings,
Secretary of War; E. B. Washburne, Min
ister to ..France ; Frank Moore, Assistant Sec
retaiy of the French Legation ; .A. K Smith,
Marshal of- the' DHtrietof Ckl-iir.'-.
Curtin Minister to Russia.
-Washmgtoft Mareh 6 Genera.
Ten was issued frow Head p ir. 3 .
direction of the President g.v.
manfe of - the Department oi'
General A. H. Terry. Mead? is
Military Division of the AtlaLi-,
General Angnr is assigned V '. ,
to his brevet. Sheridan is asi..(.
command of the Department of Lr.u.
mil transfer the Department o: v
the next ztn'vor oBii tr ; Hancock ;
in & l iMMrtttmx of Dako ta. Lanl-I
signed U) ib eomvand ct the !'..-!
District t,f will proceed to ii?s po-; i.
relieved by (fcej ot?.
Gaifltr f UZH1i infantry is tra-.J
the cGtnmafj'l of th Fifth IKstr :
to his brevet Major General E!:
fifth cavalry is assigned to f ie to
Department o Wajhingtoii ac -bravet
of Major GeqeraL
A report prevfjlf that iK .i
pointed to the command of i.'ie Pa
place of Ilallee.
. i-l 1 r . 1 ii rt
on r ran Cisco. ,aarcn 11 .
has been assigned to cox:nu-i ;
trict of Arizona, wjjii keadquai;--McDowell.
. '
The excitement about the Whir
is nnab&'ed, and thousands of pe
ing that way Fifty-six comran
organized in this city lince the 1
to wortmitep in that vicinity.
. onicago. Jiarcn ii-ihere is e ,
thorny for belief that the nominaf
Greely as minister to Ensrland wi"
the Senate on Monday. Greeiv w.
New York, Mu-
Gold 132JQ132J
Legal tender TjJJQTTl
At the residence of the brl ?
Austin, Texas, February Pth IS',.'
Mr. McRae. Mr. Wm. W. Miu.
Texa, to Miss Mary, daughter .:
Hamilton. (No Cards )
IJirt lis.
March 25th, to Mr. and Mrj
Shebel a daughter.
March 25th, to Mr. and Mr.
a dansrhtr.
Opffce Ohtef Qr. Ma- .
Tucsox, A. T., March 2
QUADRUPLICATE will be rpr. r
ofllce until 12 o'clock, M., on ihp 2
April. 1869, for the delivery rf I .
the following named places, viz .-
GRAl.V, ft-. '
Tucson Depo. A T.
Camp Crittenden,
.". lioodwin,
" Grart,
" Wallen,
675.00 i.
Total 3,930.00 '.
Bidn will be recivd spirat'r
amount to be delivered at par-h .
tionel above, 6r any part tberei
will state separately their prh- r e
sold coin, for Hay as well a for i
;5rein; also the amonnt ofHavir :
of each kind of Grain they r.r
; No bids for WHEAT wil! V f
Bidders will give their nam --
as their places-of resident, an !
wust be accompanied Lv .
Thousaml ($2,000) Dollar.
two responsible persons as a
case a contract is awarded
ties propc.-dng, the contra
and entered icto.
The Hav must be of the
conntrv affords, .free from K -Dirt
and most be well stack'!
as the Quartr masters at t'i
above may direct:
The Grain mnst be well r'i--'
from all foreign substances .11 i n:
livered in Bulk.
The delivery of the Hay anl Or.
mence immediately on notificti j i
None but the bids of person 0
loyalty to the United States G""'
be entertained and the under'gn
right to reject any and nV. I'
Each proposal must be
ponsible persons who will e. ..
the faithfnl performance of 1
Each contract will be s'l'v-' '
of tbc District, Department a ; 1 '
By order of Br. RIG. GEN", i
Cont'd.-Sub. Dis-' '
GILBERT C. S.' i $
Capt. & Asst. Qor., Mr., A SJ
'GhieuQwMrlermaster, bi-1
" 13-4W,'
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