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THUS IT IS !
w l-st week ehto aa account of the late
massacre at Pr&goon Springs by which Ari
rmalost one of her best and most onterpnsm
oitizini. Col. John F. Stone; by which an
other widow and two orphac hate been placed
jntha ranks oftho destitute through theinur
Mf JossohEalw; aad by vrhicn fonr sol
diora, belonging to Co D, 2 1st U. S. Tnfy.,
w their lives and fonnd a common grave in
d wilderness, romote frcm civilization, and
never to be looked upon by those who hold iu
Truly may we speak of them aslirei lost, for:
hrnueh no fault of theirs, they fell without the
nWeet for which their lives were sacrificed
Wmir aoproaahed nearer to consummat
Other lives there hare been which torn from
aarth and hope by the hand of savages, in
peals to the people of the United States to send
on clothing and medicine for n
His words breath hop and determination;, he
most forgotten ; and how many have yet to be
Baorificed to the hatred of our savage foe we
would fain never know, but under tha present
Btatc of affairs miracles alone can avert in
stances in future as dark as those which wo
hare, up to this time, recorded.
The people ef the Uuited States boajt o:
a model system of govsrnment, of many glori
ous and original institutions, of power, of free
dom, of liberty, of proteetion, nor is it empty
vaunting, but how much of this do we find
extended to the Territories, more especially to
Arizona? certainly neither freedom nor ptotsc
tion. Quite free we are to leavo the conntry if
we are not satisfied with the protection afford
ed usby government, but there are few who can
leavo without first sacrificing all that they have
labored for during a period of ten, and even
fifteen vaars. Bat it would be mere folly to
think or apeak seriously of abandonment ; th
action would beqvmo "upoiiible as the bare
cTifrfTOKtion wonld be absurd. We ara lkoreforo
bound to Ariaona and mast remain with her,
at OTery hazard whether protection be ex
tended to us or that wa shall continue to fight
alone in our own behair. We have long ana
anxiously waited expecting our government
would take some steps toward tho deliverance
of the Territory and the protection of its citi
gens hero, but no ; nothing has bean done and
we fear, nothing id intended. A few hundred
thing of importance toward the subjugation of
a numerous enemy ; they march and counter
march, and indeed exhibit much mora onerpy
than the hopeless pursuit in which they have
ongajed would warrant for it must bo dis
heartening to the soldier to find himself in the
face of an undertaking which he is well aware
he can uevor accomplish; and finally, after
yearB of hardship and sorvivce, the work re
mains unaccomplished, and at least four per
cent, of those who have been engaged in the
service of tha country never return to their
hoinss ; their graves lie fcy every road-aide, or
far from scenes of civilisation, among tha un-j
known retreats of tha savages, intthe interior.
But now, on the other hand, let troops be
fnrnished in sufficient force to meat tha enemy
at every point and hew rapid and certain will !
be thn issue, A single year might accomplish
all. To be dangerous the Indian must live, and
if sufficient force, wore on hand to protect life '
and property he could not live by plunder,
while a separate force, scouring the mountains
and valleys of the interior, destroying crops
and breaking up encampments, would soon
leavo him no other alternative than to submit
to any terms offered, if he would not rather!
parish than to accept term? at onr hands.
Ona year would b sufficient to accomplish all !
this, and the millions which are now wastad in!
maintaining this uieless war would go far
toward civilizing a barbarian once thoroughly i
course, the aid of soma veteran soldiers would
be of great service at this immefliaw iu,
but she does need shoes, clothing, anu mu
ciues, for none are in the country. Hundreds
.f u.vn mon r tndin? in my
naked, many quite sc. and few with shoes of
any sort, bu all manifesting aoiigm ui
last they have arms and ammunition m their
hands with which to mset an enemy whose
atrocious habit it is, as I an testify, to Dutcner
the woundod and prisonas. Men mora wining
to become soldiers I never saw. There is but
one sentiment among then, tkt inextinguish
able resolution to be rid of Spam and bpan
iards, and at every Ucrifico to be free.
rwruf tlw.UU.3 Statei! out of the great
abundance of your stores send thes struggling,
brave men, who would be your brothers, cloth,
ing, shoes, medicine at least some brand, as
also some clothing, for their women and cuu
dren. Of meat there is quite enough, and an
exhaustless Bupply of vegatables, but bread
would be of infiriito advantage t tha soldiery.
At a very little cost to individuals, all thut I
ask may be done. Let the matter be under
taken with method and organization, and incal
culable and timaly benefits may be heaped
upon the people of Cuba benefits little short
of the value ot arms anu amuiuuiuuu
This appeal will doubtltBS have its offeot as
it has decidedly stirred the sympathy of the
American peopls, Gen. Darr has annonuced
that all packages left at his address (no 58,
Broad St., N. Y.,) containing only the required
articles will safely reiiob their destination lhe
Tribune, in an editorial regarding this appeal
BY THE GOYEBjStOR.
To All Whom U may Contern.
rr, ... fWer 21. Section 6, Howell
Code, provides that "The Commander-in-Chief
may rac.iveinto the service oi '"Y ,
. t.Qll Hem
voluntaer companies us
Numerous outbreaks among the Indians are
reported. A party of Sioux recently killed a
number ofpAwneet on the Pawnee reservation
A largo force of hostile Indians is reported in
the neighborhood of Fort Bafard and outrages
ara reported ia Montana at the Blackfeat agency
Fires are raging in tha timber lands of the
Ceaat-Range of Mountains from Monterey to
San Diego. Over ten thousand dollars worth
of orange trees have bean dsstroyed in. Santa
"Gen. Thomxs Jordan, tlie American
leader of the Cuban revolutionists, has ad
dressed an appeal to the people of the United
States on behalf of his comrades, which we
earnestly hope will not fail of a speedy and
A correspsedflnt writing from Arizona, says
tbntat present the prospects oi tne mines m
t,a. ,mithprr. nart of Nevada and the northern
part of Arizona are for better than ever bafore,
ana next wmier n m .....6w
normanent emigration. Bet.
nrjsence in that land of uarrennpss and daso
lation, which has been in the past but a van
charnel house for American adventurers who
have fallen by tcores and hundreds befor the
lance und scalping- knife of the merciless Ap.
achea. If there is any undeveloped merit in the
country which the energy, courage and poraa
verence of man can make to yield forth good
fruits, Governor Safford is the man to bring
thorn to the notice of the outside world. Elko
And that there is much undeveloped merit
in tho country has lately btcome an acknow
ledged fact ; and that the development of the
country ia being surely, though slcwly, brought
about, proves the truth of our contemporary's
remark. From the nature of his recommenda
tions and the spirit evinced by his actions it is
quite evident that the Govornor is determined
that Indian depredations shall cease, even
though his own hand, after encountering every
attendant privation, should be obliged to strike
tho final blow.
axpadient; and he shall T
olidata ona or more companies or disband the
i - ; liia oninion such action
shall be necessary.
Ration 7 of same chapter also provides that
thirty or more men shall associate
ih for tha purpose of forming a volun
teer company, they shall apply to the com
mander-in-chief, either directly or tnrougn me
dintant-eeneral. to be organized assuch; ana
M rPMivinc such application the commander-
in-chiof may organize suchcompany and com-
m,-ss;on the oi. crs for the same, ana
Whereas. There is now on hand, belonging
m .. r A:r,n 994 TJpmoddled
tn the lerruorT, ui nu".,
Breechnloading Springfield Rifles, and 112,000
reunds of Metallic Cartridges; and
Whekeas. It is desirable that tha Militia
force of the Territory be organized as speedily
..nnRS;hle that said arms maybe issued anu
distributed,- and also that an effective militia
force may be formed to oppose more ettectuai
lv the encroachments of the common enemy:
Now, Thebkvom, I, A. P. K. Safford, gov
ernor of Arizona, and Commander-in-Chief of
the Militia of the Territory, hereby request the
able-bodied men of the Territory, subject to
military duty, to organise military companies
as soon as possible, under the laws of the Ter
ritory. Whenever uch companies are proporlj
organised anna will be issued to them upon
the requisition of th Captain of the company ;
such application a- ust be accompanied with a
good and sufficient bond to the Territory of
Arizona, of an amount equal to thevaluu oithe
arms required-each gun being valud at forty
There bcinf but a lunited supply of arms on
haud it is deBirabla that the most exposed por
tions of tha Territory shall have a fnir propor
tion, I therefora requr.it that not less than
il...tw m m rv ihun tifiY man orsanizc in
tun i y nui I"" j
Given under my hand and the seal ofth
Oaks Smith for one hundred and s;stj
The grsat powers have withdrawn f.,,
tarfering in tho affairs of Egypt, atidu
sultan and viceroy to settle their 03 ,
Total number ot passangers whick hiT,
rived m the unitea cih uurmg taa j..
in June 1st is 389,657.
The President has issued a proclacjr
thanksgiving on the ISth of November.
Fredirick F. Low, of California, hasbs,3
pointad Envoy iixtraordinary and
Plenipotentiary to Lmna.
In the matter of the Estate
ofM. J. Flornoy Deceased, J
NOTICE is hereqy given by the und r.
administrator of the said enate to Le ,
itors of and all persons having c'ai g
said estate, to exhibit the same wi'u ,
cessary vouchers to the nndersignea at' - I
in Tncson, conuty 01 jrima, ana icn. -Arizona,
wirhin twelve months f'roa to
of this notice alter wnicn outstanding
will be forever debarred.
Tucson. A. T. 1 P. R TULU
Sept. 23d, 1869. j Adminis'
Mark Twain tells of a centenarian and the
oldest man in Buffalo, through the Express.
"John Wagner, the oldest man in Bnffalo
one hundred and four years recently walked
a mile and a half in two woeks. He is as cheer
ful and bright as any of these other old men
who change around bo in the newspapers, and
in every other way as remarkable. Last No
vember ho walked five blocks in a rain stormi
without any shelter but an umbrella, and cast
his vote for grant, remarking that he had voted
for forty-seven Presidents which was a lie.
His "second crop of rich brown hair1' arrived
from New York yesterday, and he has & new
set of teath coming frcm Philadelphia. He
is to be married next week to a girl one hun
dred and two years old, who still takes in
washing. They have been engaged eighty
years, but their parents persistently rafoaed
their consent until three days ago."
A couple of fellows vrho were pretty thoroughly
soaked with bad whisky, got into the gutter,
jiter floundering about for a few minutes, one
of them said: " Jim. Itt's eo to another house
thj total Isaks."
"Sctober" A"D. onethousand eight hundred
and sixty-nina, and of the independence oftho
United States of America the ninety-fourth
8al A. P. K. SAFFOED.
By tha Governor,
Sscritary of ihi Twrilory.
From the Daily Now Mexican.
The World says two hundred and fifty Cubau
fillibusters left here on Monday morning in a
tujr, intending to join a eteaniar from Phila
delphia with a similar force aboard.
Ex-President Pierce died at Concord on the
The governmsnt ha3 information that the
Cuban privateer Hornst put iuto Wilmington
N. C. and has been detained there by the U. S.
authorities. 'J he U. S. Marshal telegraphed
to Washington for instructions.
Letters from Cuba comfirm previous reports
of insubordination and treason in tho Cuban
The Madrid official Gazette publishes a cir
cular instructing tho Captain General of Cuba
to treat rebel prisoners humanely and to deal
with their officers through an orderly tribunal.
Late advices frum Buenos Ayres say Lopez
in evacuating Asuna, removed every thing
including his guns. During the pursuit thirty
thousand allies attacked three thousand Para
guayans; the latter fought desperately. The
engagement lasted six hours. The Paraguay
ans lost 2,500 man and all their archives and
Complication!! between United States and
Spain has caused Prussian government to dis
patch vessels of war to tho Antilles.
The board to revise the artillery, cavalry and
infantry tactics, so as to make them conform
aa near as possible with each other, commenced
its session and will push the work along as fast
Tha Haytian government has concludad the'
purchtuo of tha platad. steamer Atlanta, from
THE partnership heretofore exntins;
NEWTON ISRAEL and GEURUh c
has been this day disaolved.
Camp Grant A. T. ISRAEL 4 f
Sept 1, 1 bey. c
Tucson, A. T., June 1st, 1 .
M- R. Piatt of Tucson, is hereby ape
our a"-ent for the transaction of all bu:
connected directly or indirectly with trs:
portation of Govennient stores froraL
Depot, to all posl3 depenaant upon it lor i.tS
MINUS & HO0KC.E
A- Q. M- OFFICE
fcEPTFJIBl-K o0,h, 1
SEALED PROPOSALS in qu
ruplicate will be received a: this ( -!e u.
o'clock, M., on the 3It day of : :r
for iho Walivery of the following arti' is
ing materials at Camp Lowell, near luci v
170. 000 Adobes,'
892 Vesrasor Kafters mora
10.000 Feel Lumber r
262.000 Shiniries I lets
Tho Adcbes to b 20 inches long, 9 .
wide and 4 inches thick, and a go u, nc
able articli-, well dried and ma Jo t,- .
dirt that can be found for tho r. i ,s:, ;
broken or soft o'nes will be aosepieJ.
Tho li-.fters to be as follow.-, vis:
260 to be 14ft long, and 3xG menus iqa
614 do. 21ft do. do. do.
18 do. I Oft do. do. do. L
The Lumberto beagood. clean article, (p
.. .3 f tll : iz ,w
uuu ui tuc iuiiuning mniensions, viz :
20,000 feet, of 1 inch.
10.C00 do. ldo.
10,000 do. 2 do.
The shingles to be of good material, ('
and the usual size.
The Lime to be of the be-st quality the i.:
iry anoras;unsiacKed and tree from stones
si.ll foreign substances.
Bids wil bo received for each of tho art.'.
above mentioned, separatoly, or for any
tnereot. iiiiidcra will state their prices im
uoin, stating i articularly the donominatoamc
neetion with the price as per thousand, p:r f-
per ouanoi, etc., etc.
Bidders must sign their names in full andj
their place of resiuecco.
Each bid must be signed by two or more resps
siuio persoag wno will become sureties
faith ul performance of the contract in esii
its being awarded.
Tho delivery oftho articlos to eommonca J
a reasonable timoafier iioti hua haen re:
of tho contract having been aDprovel K -proper
authority; and no contract i3 to bo'-'
sidered in force until it haj receivea the apjs'
of the Sub-District, ' District, Department i
Further instructions can be obtained ate
ollice of tho undersigned.
GILBERT C. SMITH,
Capt. and A. Q. M,, U. S.
Chuf Q. M., Sub District Southern Aria"'-
NSW GOODS !
AT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES
CAMP BOWIE, (Apache Pass.)
-A Good Supply for travelers. 1