FROM ARIZONA.—From the Prescott (A.T.) Miner of March 12th we cull the annexed:
A New York paper—the Tribune—recently received a letter from Salt Lake City, Utah, which states that "Brigham Young has sent a party to select a location in Arizona, where Mormons who favor polygamy can retire, and that there is a probability that the polygamy doctrine will be abandoned soon in Utah." This may or may not be so. We rather think, however, that be-fore long many Mormons will cross the line of our Ter-ritory and settle in it; and we are of opinion that they would be welcomed by our people—more especially were they to mind their own business, aid us in developing the resources of the Territory and assist in subduing the Indians. The men of Arizona would soon settle the polygamy question by marrying all the surplus women the Mormons might bring here.
Under-Sheriff A. C. Swain and Charles Franklin reached Prescott Saturday afternoon last, from the southern part of the county. Both gentlemen informed us that they had conversed with persons from Tucson, who told them that small- pox was carrying off the people of that place rapidly, One man said thirteen persons had died of the disease in one day. They brought nothing new from Wickenburg. The Vulture Company's forty-stamp mill was running. The tunnel in the White Picacho mine was in about one hundred feet.
Indians are said to be plenty in this vicinity just now. Some of our people have commenced to growl at the officer commanding this sub-district, for not sending out scouting parties, but they would not say a word against him did they but know how powerless he is to act. Every clergyman in the district is preparing to leave for New Mexico, and Governor Wheaton is charged with the duty of "nursing" men and animals, so that they will be able to make the trip.
Williamson valley is growing rapidly. It boasts twenty-seven ranches under cultivation at present, and has plenty of land left. The Government has com-menced the erection of a military post there; a town site has been surveyed, and lots were selling for good prices.
We have news from Camp Verde, to the effect that Captain Coffman's command (Company E, Eighth Cav-alry) killed recently three lusty savages.
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