27. REFERENCES AND GENERAL REMARKS.
FOR the benefit and convenience of those desiring information respecting Arizona, its soil, climate, productions, minerals, general business prospects, etc., etc., a list will be given below of some of the leading business men and citizens of the principal towns, to whom communications may be addressed, and whose answers may be relied on for correct and reliable information.
At Prescott, Arizona Territory: Col. C. P. Head & Co.; L. Bashford & Co.; Hon, John G. Campbell; Hon. Geo. D. Kendall; Hon. John P. Rush; Hon. Gideon Brooks; Hon. John H. Marion; Hon. C. C. Bean; Messrs. Bowers & Richards; Wm. C. Foster, Esq.; Hon. C. A. Luke; Hon. E. G. Peck; Dr. McCandles; Judge H. H. Carter; Sheriff Bowers; J. C. Behan, Esq.; Editors “Miner;” Editors “Enterprise.”
At Tucson, Arizona Territory: Messrs. Tully, Ochoa, & Co.; Messrs. Lord & Williams; Hon. Hiram S. Stevens, Delegate in Congress; Judge French, U. S. Supreme Judge of A. T.; Dr. J. C. Handy; Gov. A. P. K. Safford; Hon. John Wasson, Editor “Citizen;” J. H. Archibald; Hon. John S. Wood; Right Rev. Bishop Salpointe; Messrs. Zeckendorf & Co.; M. I. Jacobs & Co.; S. Drachman & Co.; T. Wellisch; E. N. Fish & Co.; Hon. Mr. Bennett.
All of the gentlemen named in the foregoing list are good and reliable men. The number could have been increased to an indefinite extent, but the names given are representative gentlemen in military, civil, and private life, and represent all parts of the Territory.
While the author has been earnest and untiring in his endeavor to let the people of the United States, and the world, know all about Arizona, and has given to the public during the past three years a series of articles through the press, numbering in all over five hundred, descriptive of its climate, soil, productions, scenery, minerals, etc., etc., endeavoring in an honorable and truthful manner to draw attention to, and assist in its permanent development, and while believing it to possess stores of mineral wealth, unequaled by any other country, he deems it his duty to caution those desiring to emigrate there, against being over sanguine. All new countries have their dark sides, and many and serious difficulties the emigrant will meet with, which must be overcome with will, energy, and perseverance.
Fortunes cannot be made in Arizona, or elsewhere, without work, and hard work too. Mines of wonderful wealth permeate and traverse all the mountain ranges, but the hardy and untiring prospector must undergo weeks, months, and sometimes years, of toil
If the hopeful youth, or matured man, can do all this without losing courage, and will keep clear from drinking and gambling saloons, and other vices, he can in a few years acquire a competency, perhaps great wealth.
Arizona wants men of energy, of perseverance and determination, men of muscle, men of brains, men of wealth, to assist in developing her great resources. All such will be welcomed to her borders by her large hearted, wide-awake citizens, who are ready to assist and advise those who may desire to make the country their home. She throws wide open her doors to immigrants from all parts of the world.
To the capitalist who desires to invest his money in rich mines, which well managed will pay large dividends for many years to come, she says come and assist in her development. Untold millions are here hoarded up for your and your country's use.
To the broken down in health, whose every breath is drawn in agony and pain, who have suffered a thousand deaths during long years of suffering and sickness, the balmy skies and pure atmosphere of Arizona will greet you in winter to a mild and balmy climate in her great plains and valleys, and in summer the pure and rarefied atmosphere of her mountain plateaus will be breathed with pleasure, and life will again become a blessing to you, instead of a curse.
Stock raisers will here find an almost unlimited range for sheep, cattle, and horses, where millions can be kept and fattened on the rich grasses of the valleys, mountains, and plains, with but little care, and at a trifling expense.
To farmers, horticulturists, and pomologists, Arizona presents a rich field for operations. Hundreds and thousands of these classes could in a few years accumulate a competency in either of these branches of business, and build up beautiful homes for old age.
Skilled mechanics and laborers of all kinds are wanted. Towns and cities are to be built, mills and manufactories are to be erected, and good workmen must be had for the purpose, to whom good wages and constant employment will be given.
Hundreds of families have emigrated to Arizona the past two years, who are well pleased with the country and climate, and thousands more are wanted to assist in building up churches, schools, and good society. The dangers of Indian warfare, of murders, pillage, and robbery, are virtually over, and fathers and mothers need have no fear for themselves or their little ones. The domination of savage life has ended, and that of civilization has usurped its place, bringing in its train the blessings of peace, security, and prosperity. Therefore we say to families, come to Arizona, where the skies are ever bright, where disease and sickness are almost unknown, where nature's bountiful gifts await you in a thousand varied forms of beauty and grandeur.
This fact alone calls for the emigration of large numbers of females to the Territory, where constant and remunerative employment would be given to good help. Cooks, chamber-maids, seamstresses, teachers, etc., are wanted, for which several employments from thirty to fifty dollars and often one hundred dollars a month are paid.