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I 2!Ji !1V 0 T T j1 A y 4 lfr'7j 11. MJCjVCJtAIvr, Kill tor. THE IUGIIT SPIRIT. The Menphis Port tells a story greatly to the honor of n son of General Lee. At a dinner party in Richmond, one of the guests proposed as a toast, " The fallen Flag." It says: 'Colonol Lee promptly placed his hand upon the glass anil aroc. Gentleman,' said ho, this will not do. A"o are paroled prisoners. Wo now have but one Hag, and that is the flng of our whole country the glorious old Stars and Stripes. I can recognize no other, light for no other, and will drink to no other.' " This is the right spirit and the only spirit in which there can ho a speedy and substantial reconstruction of the Union. Tho President may have a plan, and Congress may have a plan, or a doen of them, but unless the heart of the Southern people is right there can be no real and lasting pacification. In tho spirit of Col. Lee they should bury the troubles of tho past, recognize the inevitable force of events, and unite in fresh and hearty devotion to the old flag, the only flag, the over glorious stars and stripes ; and in a determination to cement the States in a Union of love and reverence which nothing can ever disturb. So may the political sea be quickly quieted and a new era of peace and good will happily inaugurated. So may a greater prosperity attend the Republic than at any time in the past. Nothing good can come of clinging tenaciously to dead issues, or anything short of unconditional devotion to the whole Union, and to its reconstruction upon a basis so firmly grounded in liberty and justice and in the hearts of the people, that it will be as endu- ring as the everlasting hills. .OUR INTERESTS AT WASHINGTON. jr LETTER FROM DELEGATE GOODWIN. J Tho following private letter from Ex-Gov. John N Gopdwin, who represented Arizona in the 39th Congress, gives some account of his efforts for the Territory, and will do much to silence tho charge of inefficiency which has been laid at his door. The Gov ernor may not havo been so demonstrative as many havo wished, but that he has had tho best interests of tho Territory at heart and, worked with sagacity and influence would seem to be beyond question. He certainly has achieved considerable success, and left matters in good shape for our new Delegate :," Vashington, D. C, March 9, 1SG7. The 39th Congress has adjourned, and I am only waiting to close up my business, and to introduce Bashford and post him up. . I am very well satisfied with what I have accomplished since I came here. For the first'two monf.hs after 1 arrived here, I was occupied with the matters connected with the contest with Poston. Then came in our blfl iqr the disposal of the mineral lands This we all concluded was of greater importance to us, than any measure that could occupy tho attention of Congress. Wc kept back everything that we thought could in-'tcrfcro with this, and I devoted myself to j nothing else. Tho passage of this bill left iric free to attend to other matters at this session. The Indian question has occupied much of my time. I have been able to obtain a very good appropriation for the Indian service in Arizona. Congress has appropriated fifty thousand dollars for a reservation for the Colorado Indian, and in addition to this we have an appropriation of seventy thousand dollars for the general care of Indians in tho Territory. This makes ono hundred and twenty thouand dollars In all against twenty thousand dollars for tho previous year. I had to fight before I could obtain these sums ; they wcro struck out in both House and Senate, but I induced the Committee of Conference to restore them. I enclose a copy of a bill creating a land district in Arizona. This will be done at once.. It will give our people an opportunity to acquire their titles. The office will be established at Prescott. There will also be a mineral district for the whole Territory. You will see that Arizona is annexed to the surveying district of California. I think fliU m Imtfpr than n sotiaratc land district; for if we are with California her Senators will assist us to obtain appropriations, and that Is what we want at this time. Wnat a Territory wants is senatorial influence. I' introduced a bill to enable our people to acquire tltlo to the site ol rrescott, and had it reported by the committee, but while it was nendlnir. Stewart, of Nevada, introduced a Mil in tho Senate regulating title to town sites on tho public lauds. His bill uihCreu very much from the bill which passed, and which I introduced in tho House as a substitute tor it. You know it is quito difficult to get through a special act, and I think this bill is admirable much better than any special act could bo made. You will see that we must ouly account to the Government lor SI 25 per acre, and that tho Territorial legislature will hereafter regulate tho sale of lots anil the disposal of the proceeds. I am astonished that wo could get such a liberal bill jassed ; it is worth a hundred thousand dollars to- the Territory. The land office will issue liberal instructions under it. These bills have not yet been printed. An act passed tho Houso containing some important provisions amending our organic law. I sent you a Qltle containing them. This bill failed. to pass the henate tor lack of tlmo. I obtained favorable rejwrt from the Committee on a bill providing forland grants to the Mohave and the La J'az toll roads,- but thy time of Congress was so much occupied that wo could not -kiss them. Have a bill pending for an asay ofilco at Prescott. Hashford will take up these bills and put thorn through. Have also had a bill passed reserving the proceeds of our Internal ltcvenuo for building n Territorial penitentinr-. Have also called attention to the necessity of making an exploration of the great canon of thu Colorado. I think Gen Grant will, during the present month, Older a party to go up tho river, through the cafion, and another to go down to meet them. The .Sec-rotary of the Interior advised Congress to appropriate $160,000 for this purimso. Wc could not got it through for lack of time. I havo succeeded after great labor and trouble in getting our mall service on the best footing. For many years our quickest route to the Atlantic states for malls will be n'rt Salt Lake City. As the Pacific railroad progress, the running time will be diminished. We now have a semi-weekly mail via Hardyvillc to St. George, to which place thcro is a daily mail from Salt Lake. We have also semi-weekly scrvico from San Bernardino This gives Prescott all the mail fa cilities wc can expect at present. To accommodate the country below tho Gila, service will be extended from .Messilla over the old overland to Los Angeles. Bashford thinks the people will be satisfied with this. I do not think in the time I have had here, which is only 14 months, I could have accomplished more for tho Territory. I shall leave matters here in the best shape for Uashford to take up and go on with. I hope to leave for San Francisco by the middle of April. lours, truly, John N. Goodwin. " SPEED THE PLOUGH." We are glad to obscrvo that many more ranches will bo cultivated in this part of Arizona this year than ever before, perhaps thrco times as many. Indeed, nearly every available nook in tho mountains and valleys for miles around Prescott, is occupied by some industrious and hopeful tiller ol tho soil. Tho success of last year, the increased protection, and tho understanding that henceforth the military will depend upon purchasing grain for their animals In the Territory, have stlmulntod this increased interest in agriculture, and we account it very fortunate for the country. As we have often said, agriculture must go hand in hand with mining, and however rich tho mines wo cannot expect to work them to much profit while our food has to be brought from abroad. If the season is favorable we believe enough brcadstufls will bo produced this year to supply all our population, and more grain than tho cavalry animals can consume. The recent contracts for corn were let here at from nine to ten cents per pound. This is considerably less than it has cost the government to ship grain from San Francisco to this place, as has been the custom hitherto. While to cover losses in the past, and to compensate for the outlay and risk yet to be on-countered, our ranchmen will naturally want to obtain a good price for their produce, wc trust they will not be so short sighted as to form combinations to secure extravagant rates,or to in any way give the government an xcuso for again purchasing elsewhere. THE ROUTES THROUGH ARIZONA. Everything points to Arizona as affording the best and only practicable railroad routes across tho continent. The snows of tho past winter, havo demonstrated the utter impracticability of tho routes across the Sierras. Even the enterprise of Wells, Fargo & Co. in staging, has been baffled, and mails have been delayed for days at a time. Tho Denver pa pers complain bitterly of the depth of snow in Bridgcr's Pass, and say a railway through it will bo practically inoperative during from three to six months of the year. The Alia thinks, if the passes west and south of Denver will admit, the true route Is that way, and through Arizona. It says ; "This severe, stormy, snowy winter has about satisfied public curiosity on two points: rlrst, that tue best route lor a railway lrom the waters of the Mississippi to tho Pacific, is south of latitude 85", and second, that tho best route for steamships lienco to Japan is on or near tho 33d parallel. Whatever may be attempted to tho far North or fnr South, wo believe it is on these two lines that will ultimately be conducted the great bulk of ban i-rancisco trade with the hast and Yest, in which, she may now be regarded without a rival." Ihe San Bernardino Guardian is wide awake on the subject. We quote from a late number : " i ne aoutuern line is open all the year round, .mere is nothing to obstruct the constant specu oi mo steam-horse; over plains, plains, plains, all the way, or hills which present no engineering diilicultics with a dolicious, balmy climate, more favora bio for travelers in mid-winter, than the northern ronto can bo even in summer. This lino has been commenced, and is beintr nushed through with commendable energy and dis- patcu, anu wncn imisticu, will at onco com mand tho trade of the Pacific coast. Wo th6 will have direct railroad and tclezranhic communication with St. Louis and San Fran cisco. Speed the happy day, say we." THE NEW FRANCHISE LAW. The following is a certified copy of the new franchlso law of Congress, extending suffrage in the Territories : An Act to regulate the eiectivo franchise In tho Territories of tho United States. U: it eimcltd by the Senate and Home of Ilepre- nraT oj me unuta Mate or America in Congrm attemlltd, That from and after tho passage of this act there shall be no denial of the elective franchise in any of tho Territories of tho United Slnfls nnu if lfrinCtfr in lit. nffnnti1 in any citizen thereof, on account of race, color or previous condition of servitude j and ail acts oi parts of acts, cither of Congress or " " C3 ..iwvMiwiiva ui sum jiitliu' ries, incoasistant with tho provisions of this act, are hereby declared null ami void. Tho negro population of Arizona U ho small that this will make but little difference In tho vote. The law will be observed at the ensuing election, and if all tho contrabands rally to the polls, their total vote in the Territory will we think not exceed twenty. Henry J. Ravin'onrf Tina l'.nnn nn.r.f..n.i Minister to Austria. THE LA PAZ ROAD. Our attention has been directed to the general condition and location of this road, and the representations made aro such as should commend themselves to our whole community, not alone the business men, but more csjwcially the farming classes. The present road runs In an angling, crooked, roundabout course, over deep sands, and entailing at the very lowest calculation, forty miles of unnecessary travel. Starting from San Gorgonia there is a line of natural road, leading ilimrtlv to La Paz. passim; aloiiK a bench of hard land. "This lino of road requires but a small outlay of money to mako it in every way a first class road, equal to any toll-road. With the exception of only six miles it is perfectly free from sand, and these six miles, the only bad pieco of road, present no obstacle to teams, fer they aro much better than any ortion of the present road. But, -Missing across a wide plain there are two deep canons, or arroyos, which will require to be worked. This will entail a cost, estimated at, but notovcr, $3,000. It will require a rrood deal of uradini: to make this portion unusable for teams it is now passable for horsemen but tho above named lum will fully cover all expenses. Now, tho question is, do the people of San Bernardino county feel any interest in this road. do they feel so much interest in it, a to advance tho money to make this improvement 7 Clearly, to our mind, it is their interest to do so. Ari zona is tho great market for tho produce of this county. To it alone have our producers to look for an outlet for what they raise their grain, flour, fruits, vegetables ; everything, in fact, they raise finds a ready salo in the Territory. It is the first requisite, to have a good road for transporting their produce to market. Let them recollect, that they must compete with navigation; and then say whether a saving of forty-five miles in a distanco somewhat less than two hundred, is an object, and worth expending a few dollars to obtain, besido the saving in wear and tear of wagons, loss of animals, Ac. We will say to our friends, 3011 need not fold your hands and say Arizona must take our produce, in our own time, and at our own terms. No such thing. Arizona- is rapidly progrcssing in agriculture, and if you don't look sharp, will soon bo able to undersell you in your own town and homo market. To us, it seems as if this improvement should be carried out at once ; and if the people who arc interested aro too Indolent and apathetic to take any steps in the matter, then let them suffer for it by tho loss of their chief channel of trade. There are too many parties seeking the trade of Arizona, for it to go a begging. The above from tho San Bernardino Guardian No. 7 for March 30 an excellent number is pointed and suggestive. Not only is it desirable, and greatly important, to the people of San Bernardino and La Paz, that improvement should be made on the road between those places, but also that tho road to Prescott should bo supplied with proper wells. Had the road suggested by tho Guardian been opened, Gen. Banning would not have found it impracticable to run a stage lino to La Paz, and were the wells provided between La Paz and this place, travel would greatly increase. Although to mako the road entirely easy and inviting, some way around Date Creek hill and Bell's canon should be found. California Pioneers. Some time since we recieved by letter from Louis R. Lull, Esq., Secretary of tho California Pioneer Society, a copy of the Constitution and By-Laws, to which wa3 appended a catalogue of the members' names, etc Having inadvertently omitted acknowledging the receipt thereof, we do so now, and our copy having been mislaid, wc subjoin tho follow ing notice of the publication from the Santa Cruz Sentinel, which paper says : " Asido from tho useful record it contains, the history and growth of tho Society, with all tho officers' names from its organization, the list of members' names, with the date of their arrival in tho country, is an intorrcsting feature. By actual count, wc learn that the total number of members, then on the list was 992, of which CC3 are regular contributing members, 315 life mem bers, 12 honorary members, and 2 life members (Jaincs Lick and John A. Sutter), by vote of tho Society. No person is eligible to become a member who arrived in California after 12 o'clock of the year ending 1849, except the sons of members. Tho two old est members (not native born), are John A. Robinson, arrived April 1821, and Abel Stearns, arrived July leai. Mont oi the members arrived in 1849, and back to 184G when tho military first arrived on this coast, The company of which wo were a member, arrived at Monterey on the 23d of January, 184 now within a few days of twenty years ago. Among the honored names of that company, on the Pioneer books we note Hallcck, Sherman, Burton and others, who operated in conjunction with Sloat, Stockton, Fremont, and Woodworth, in ac quiring California. During the conquest, Lieutenant Ord was alo a leading man, and foreshadowed tho gonitis and talent which lias since piaccu mm at tuc neaa 01 his pro fession. Wo feel a just pride in referring to tho men and tho times of that early day, and look back with pleasure In reviewing tho long list of honorablo names, numbered among tho Pioneers of California." Missionary Work. Amission church and Sabbath school have been established at Hannibal, Mo. A circular issued " by order of tho committco" has the following: " For a work of this character, it is be lieved to be extremely fortunate that tho ser. vices of Rev. II. W. Bead have been secured; . -.:..:, ...n 1 i .t .. ' u unman-! eu en Known in mis community I ...I t.11f.- 1 T uiiu nuuso uuiiuy, experience anu success in various such missions has won for him a name and record seldom obtained in this countrv It is earnestly hoped ho will recelvo the prayers and sympathy and be hcartilv sus taincd in this great work by tho entire com munity." This is our old friend Parson Head "so well known in this community." Westward. Tho new bridge on Solomon Fork, west of Fort Riley f Is completed. Tho locomotive now runs to a point four hundred and fifty miles west of St. Loui., the track being laid at the rato of one mile a day. As stated in our Jasti stages now run from the terminus of the road to Albuquerquo in about seven days. ' j IMPORTANT ORDERS. We have received the following Important orders issued by Gen. Uregg. o naic room simply to say that they arc timely, and that wo shall comment 011 them 111 our next: Hew Qi'AIiters, l)ltrict of Prescott, Camp Whipple, A. T.. April 23, 1867. General Orders, ) No. 3. $ The increaing number of Indian depredations committed throughout this District, renders it necessary, in order to remove doubt- to announce what "tribes are considered hostile, and against whom hostilities may be carried on. ' The following tribes are announced hostile, viz.l The Wallapais, the t'hlmehuuvis, the Tonto, the Apache Tonto and the Apache Mohave, and all other tribes or jtarts of tribes within the limits of this District, including the Mohaics and other Indians puriKirting to be friendly, except when the latter arc lound within the limits of the Reservations on the Colorado river, or when acting in conjunction -.1. . 1 - ........... r. 1 ' j1 ,1 .3 1 n f 1 1 I . 1 f I L I Willi illU llHIn, U-- UIUU-I Ui wmviiNav. By order of Brv't. Brio. Gen. Gregg. A. E. Hooker. 1st Lieut, aud Ad'it. 8th Cav., A. A. A. Gen Head Quarters, District of Prescott, Camp Whipple, A. T., April 24, 1807. General Orders, ) No. 4. ( It having been brought to the notice of the Brevet Brigadier General commanding this Military District, that passes or permits, aro granted to Indians living upon Kescrva tions, to pass beyond the limits ol tho same for the purpose of litintinir, and that passes or permits signed by the Indian Agent, have been found upon the persons ol Indians killed in hostile attacks on trains, it is hereby announced that, herealtcr, until further or ders, no such passes or permits will be recog nized within the limits or this District. By order of Brv't. Brio. Gen. Gregg. A. E. Hooker, 1st Lieu't. and Adg't. 8th Car., A. A. A. Gen. Head Quarters, Rio Verde Expedition, Arizona, April 27, 1807. Orders ) No. On taking leave of this command, the Captain commanding desires to express to the officers and men his high appreciation of tho services they have rendered. In tho thirteen days you havo marched 214 miles, made two fights, killed 53 Indians, wounded many oth ere. captured two Indians two horses and four mnles. Of the 244 miles marched, 140 miles was over an unexplored mountancous country, considered impracticable for trooj: Hie Indian band you have routed was the most troublesome in this military district. For the prompt obedic'nee to orders, and soldierly conduct under fire as well as in camp and on the march, which has produced the above favorable result, the Captain commanding desires to return his thanks to the whole command, officers, men and employees By command of Captain J. M. Williams, Commandim: Expedition. V M. .MClV UWEN, 2 (i Lieut, oai lnt t'y., Acting Adjutant. To F. P. Howard, M. I)., Surgeon to ex- pedition. Gen. McDowell issued the following general orders, No. 22 April 10 relating to Arizona: I. As soon as practicable after tho receipt hereof, brevet Lieutenant Colonel Guido II- gis will proceed with his company (" B," 14th infantry,) and " B" Company of the 32d, (brev. Lieutenant Col. Richard F. O'Beirne's) to, and take post at, Camp Grant, to carry Into cflcct tho arrangements whicli Colonel Crittenden, commanding District of Tucson, may have made concerning the Apaches at that place. II. Immediately alter tue arrival of th companies above named at Camp Grant, the corapanj- of cavalry now there will proceed to the new camp south or the banta Rita moun tains. III. Colonel Crittenden will order tho two new infantry companies which ho took with him into Arizona to proceed to Camp McDow ell, as soon alter the receipt hereof as prac ticable. Colonei. John Hay, formerly private sec retary to jlr. Lincoln and recently our hecre tary of Legation at Paris, is back in Wiish- inirton. lookinir Icvelv-as n nicture. chimin- French like a bird, anil with two larL'e cur- pet uags niieu chuck iuii oi golden Jnapo icons, i ne cuiiu donn means to settle in New i ork as a lawyer ; and for his beauty and good humor should obtain an enormous lauy clientage in the hrst year of Ins prac ticc. Ntw York CitUau The "child John" is one of the most bril liant young writers in the country, nnd will make his mark in the literary if he should not in the legal world. He was a favorite with Mr. Lincoln, nnd justly so, for his supc nor qualities of head anil heart. Miles O'Roily, of the Citizen, is right in commend mg to the ladies of New 1 ork a gentleman so gallant, po fair nnd so accomplished. The Supreme Court of Massachusetts has decided that n lcqucst, to secure tho right of voting to women, is not legal charity, and has decreed that $5,00(1 left by Francis Jackson for that purpose, Iw divided among his I1U1IB, Sensible Supreme Court, nnd foolish Fran cis Jackson. Tiutouoii Mails. As yet no through mails imvo reacneu us irom the East or Went, but from the almost superhuman efforts mado by the mail Contractors and Express Co., wc may Iook lor one about Saturday. Ovf-uland Mail. The mails from Caiifor-nia, destined for tho Atlantic Slates, Have iweii sent by steamer from San Francisco 1 HIS IS 111 COnseOUCllCC of the storms !lin! havo prevailed on the Sierras and 01st of the .uisMjun nver. i Ho above items, from a late number of thp Salt Lake Vedette, confirm the rejwrts of the impracticability of tho northern route for winter tisofor stages, uot to speak of u rail run'. For Congress Tho Constitutional Union party of New Mexico held a convention at 3anU Ye, March 20, and unanimously nomi-nated.Gen. Charles 1'. Clover for Conirrcss. Mtssni Francisco I'erea and Vicente Bomero, who wcro candidates, withdrew In favor nf OJovcr and urged his election. OFFICIAL. PBOCLAMATION, . . -.1 . II V RICHARD C. H lUII.Mllk, uu i.nsuii ui l in. territory or Arizona, announcing the ArrOI.TION.ME.Nf OF M EM HERS OF THE LEGISLATURE UNDER THE CENSUS OF 1807. TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN Whereas, under chapter XIV of the Code of said Territory and the amendments thereto, ii i, t.mvidiMl that in the month of March. in me lerniory smiii ix-inu o. um- nieration of tho inhabitants thereof; and Whereas, it is further provided that upon such census or enumeration being returned to the Governor, he shall, on or before the first day in May, determine and apportion the number or members of each branch of tho Legislature to which each county is entitled, under such census or enumeration ; and thereafter, and until another apportionment shall be made, each county nhall elect the number of members so appointed to such county ; and Whereas, it is further provided that upon such determination and apportionment being mado by the Governor, he shall issue his proclamation, announcing such apportionment, and the basis of population upon which the Eame is made. Now therefore, in pursuance of the duty so enjoined uiwn me, 1, uiciiani u. .Mcuor- mick, Governor of tho Territory of Arizona, do hereby announce that, having received certified copies of tho census returns for the present year (excepting for the county of Pah-Ute, in the aliscnco of which I have mado use of tho-ic for 1SCG), and duly examined the same, I have made the following apportion ment of members of the Legislature, to which each county Is entitled, and until another ap portionment shall be made each county will elect the number of members so appointed to such county, viz : The county of Pima, four members of the Council, and seven members of tho House. Tho county of Yuma, one member of the Council, and three members of the House. The counties of Mohave and Pah-Ute together, ono member of the Council, and two members of tho House. The county ol i avapai, three members of the Council, and six membors of the House. Said apjiortionment being upon tho basis of a population of eight hundred ersons to one member of the Council, and of four hundred pcrsous to one member of the House. It being understood, however, that while, in accordance with law, this apportionment is made to include members of both branches of the Legislature, there will be no election of members of the Council the present year, except to fill vacancies by resignation or death the members of tho Council being chosen for two years. Given under my hand and the seal of said Territory, at Prescott, this first day of May A. 1). 180, and of the Independence of the United States of America the ninety-first. RICHARD C. McCORMICK. By the Governor : J. P. T. CARTER. Secretary of tho Tcrritorj-. PBO C LuA.lVCjft.'ri 03ST, By Richard C. McCorjiick, Governor of tho Territory of Arizona, designating the offices to be filled at the General Election, to bo held on the fifth day of June, 1807 TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN Whereas, under chapter XXIV or the Code of said Teiritory and the amendments thereto, it is provided that thcro shall bo hold throughout the Territory, on the first Wed nesday iii Juno of each year, an election of members of the Legislative Assembly, and such officers as may be required by law to be chosen at such election, to be called the General Election; and Whereas, it is further provided, that it shall bo the duty of the Governor, at least thirty days before any general election, to issue his proclamation, designating the offices to be filled at such election. Now therefore, in pursuance of the duty enjoined upon me, I, Richard 0. McCormick, Governor of the Territory of Arizona, do hereby designate the following offices to be filled at tho General Election, to be held throughout the Territory on Wednesday the fifth day of June. A. D. 1807, viz : Eighteen members of the Territorial House of Representatives, apportioned as follows: The county of Pima, seven members of tho House. Iho county of Yuma, thrco members of tho House. Tho county of Mohave, ono member of the House. The county of Pah- uie, ono memucr 01 tue House. Tho county or 1 avapai, six members or the IIouo. AIko. in each county, members or the Council, to (111 vacancies caused by resignation or death. 9 Also, in each county, a District Attornoy, County Recorder, County Treasurer, Sherilf, urn; oupcrvisor, anu two uoroners. And in each election irrrrinri. in each of flaifl rriimllf.Kt mm .tut .. nut iiiuiu man 1 rTn.c;nl.lA 1 . T -. -. 1 . . than two, vuiumura, uim 1 wo (Jiuuces oi me J'eaco ; and in each precinct containing a population or more than eight hundred persons, to bo ascertained by the Probate Court, one additional Justice or tho Peace. Given under my hand and tho seal of said nt PrC5CoUj this rourth day of May A. I). 1807, and of the Indejiendcnco or tho Lnited States or America the ninety-first. RICHARD 0. McCORMICK. By the Governor : J. P. T. CARTER, Secretary or tho Territory. The United States Senators A corres- pondent of the GV.son Apjxal, writing from asliington recently, says : A son or Senator Cowan has been amusing himself by nrcnarinp n inl.ln .l,..,.-;n 11 height, weight, age, size or chest and head or the Senators. It antwrn-K Hint in ..11 physical characteristics they exceed by from twenty-five to 40 per1 cent, the nverazo or men. .rourtcen CfUt Of fortv-ninn Knnnmnt are over six feet in height, twclvo weigh over W iiounds, and tho avcra-'o m U nfix..i.rt J'Cira: doubt if BUCU a average or physical ability and cood health any similar assemblage in the world. Pi! Ill I fa V. If.--.... w.. ........ ... iiutllinii Kn Fracisco jwirtncr of tho firm of Gry doing business In La Paz,' Wlckcnb, tie R to; nhurr ..i rrescott, arrived here I nun ...i.i. Thursday of last week. Mr. from New ork state. He wen! in .1 ' "itchcoeV ...UI. Tain.,.). :.. lO II 1 """mil! ..wi imuiiu.1 iii jot.i, nun mere esiMi'i mill pmiml Willi nliililt. tl... n i ' . viyneiig n became acquainted with .Mr. Grav . . time, and their intimacy has since W.. ,t ami constant. Mr, Hitchcock i. i""10 ci,t-s been, the Hawaiian rvJ1. ft conM,jCUOUg and h pied a conspicuous and honorable T lioiiti, the immediate representative of hor liy1 From tho first appearance or Mr 0'' Mr. Ehrenbcrg (who was also hi, L!f rriend), iiK)ii tho Colorado river, Mr m cock has shown a lively and intelligent h est in Arizona. No man in San Knui has more steadily and carefully stDdJ1!? resources or tho Territory, or exlilli greater confidence in them. Besides his mercantile- Interests V.. . has taken part in mining operations. tJ'J owner in the Big Bur null. tocxmniLi,? and the various mining claims in its riefa were prominent objects or his visit htrtS' 1 Ticisi-tr, bere. it " lias also been to the Lynx creek and lh. ampa mines, and on his way hero he tli to iook at mc lamous " vulture." ft. pleased to know that he is most froriu! impressed with tho Territory, its wealth, and the facilities for worliu ( same, and that a probable result of ha l serrations will be the early re-stutinjr rf Big Bug mill. 6 w Mrs. Hitchcock in coming to Arhy this time, has shown a degree of ntrti 5 which few San Francisco ladies on W She has proven herself a resolute and tota ing traveler, and is richly entitled is rii good wishes nnd kind offices of our mo As a lady of refinement and high lotiffi itics, or generous and tender impute, . has few equals, and we do not wonder" tht sho makes hosts of friends wherever tit r She was warmly attached to the lte If, McCormick, who, at the very time tie t taken ill, was preparinc to entertain Ler.uJ looked to the visit with tho most igrmii anticipations. L. 0. Gray Esq. accomcwirf Mr. and .Mrs. Hitchcock to Prescott, loin? ruiuiu iu 1.11 j iu. nun mem in a few din. Albert S. Evans, Esq., local editor ef tit ' Alia California, arrived hero tia Lt ftu & ickenburg on tho 21st., and left for S rrancisco, rfa .Mohave, on the 25th nit Ik I Lvans, like Mr. Truman, of whom we ok mention in our last, is a thorough goingstn papcr man. r'or nrjriy 20 years he IhImi connected with tho press, and he is tacn as one or the most industrious, and fifiii members of tho profession. He vu fa 1 long time associated with tho Chingo IHJr Journal, and reached San Francisco ni Texas anu Southern Arizona, in 1861. B first editorial engagement upon tha cttil was with the Mvrnintj Call, and for ffcwl years and a half he has had charge of till city dciartmcnt or tho Alia, in which ft I tion he has earned the reputation of unlet fluent and entertaining writer. No iui i more familiar with San Francisco, sad ftm observant or its " in's and outs," six pctent to furnish truthful " abstnrU uf chronicles" of tho times there. Mr. Evans is also the Sin Fnneiw graphic correspondent of the Si Union, and by every steamer he ctmtril a letter to tho Chicago Trilvnt, of wnkU Gov. Bross is 0110 of tho chief tl this connection wo may say that the T'sitil Gov. Bross and friends, (the Colfax puttl to California was suggested by Mr. En. At this timo Mr. Lvans, besides ccnl landing with the Alia and Chicago Tdt is, by special appointment, writing a swian elaborate letters, descriptive of ArizosLi its resourced, tothe New York Tr&uatwii will, wc believe, like the letters of Mr. man to the Now York Times, be to feirs inendly that their inlluence must be beneficial to tho Territory. Indeed 3Ir. Evans has heretofore his confidence in Arizona, not only ti his pen but in practical mining operation ij Williams' Fork. He is president Great Central 1 'opper MinitiK Co., and, his associates, has the credit of metis; first smelting works in the Territory ; t which, under the energetic supcrrux .Mr. Y illiaui I hompson, have proven 1 cess. While here Mr. Evans visited th S I'iiik and Urnmus isises and milk ad a day on Lvnx creeic. We rcurct that 1 itor so welcome, and so deeply Interested the country, was compelled to leave toy Iv. but tho demands of the Alia w iarce faufil v. mado it necessary for Mr, E' to travel rapidly, and few city gcntltnm well understand tho art ol travel far frontier. Wo hope he will escape all the pen Apache land, and assuro the friendi zona in San Francisco, especially ow good Inend the Alta, that as apcopif,o all we havo to contend with, wc art v and confident, and mean to fight it est this line." Death or Artemas Ward. CkMk Rrowne, befter known in America &l land as Artemas Ward, tho genial a and drollest or lecturers, died at ..... V....1....I .... .!. ,!. r.t ll.rrL I& IUII, X.IIIUIIU, VII UV Ul i -- tures had been verv sucaral H n and ho died in tho prime or hb pon the high road to wealth. , ,., Artcina Ward directed, in ill flfti'r f lir li nf liU inritllCT llU should be devoted to tho erection of lum Tor printers. Tho disabled trp keeji his memory green. . . Artemas Ward was a native of MM mrn.l nUil ll.l.l.'-fWn I III OVC&l deal or his monetary nucctss to lu o, ...... II. 11:. Ifn niml a f or his drollery success to hli "PPJrIl delivery, a sort or kuoctny ' Tinw nnil tlmn Imu-nmr lift SAiu perfect in itself, as where ho maw.1 the "world continues to revolve r- her axlo-treo onct lu every Zi nwr, to the Constitooshun of the United M If you ask me," said he, "how nam xoung is f I trww nnd itivm it n I II a eoo pleasing Incidents concerning ArtP? was his intimate friend. An eiM in tho character nf tho creat hUIBOn" affectionate rcirard for his melt ho nrnvJilcil most bountifully . knew soino years sinco that he h1.. sumption, and after ho hadbottg"",..i.i.. 1, Am! settKO , upon her, bo told Truman he felt " . 1 (.

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