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Pioneer Paper of Arizona.
PRESCOTT, ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 23, 1904.
Describes Some Beauti
ful State Buildings.
Arizona Has the Cosiest and Most
Artistic Building on the
St Louis, Nov.16. Editor Journal
Miner: I promised to tell you some
thing about the state buildings this
week. We haven't visited all of them
but bare found those we hare visited
xery interesting and wouldnt' take a
good deal for the rest and comfort we
have taken in them.
The Mississippi building closed the
first of November and we didn't see
'the exhibits which were relics of Jef
ferson Davis mostly. It contained
oven the bed he died upon and the
clothes he was captured in and these
clothes don't support the old story
that when captured ho was attired in
female wearing apparel.
The majority of the state buildings
don't contain any exhibits but are de
signed and arranged for the comfort
and ease of visitors. Several of them
have writing materials free fur the use
of anyone and it makes one feel
ashamed for such a deed as I saw a
man do the other day when he dejiber
ately got up and walked away with a
whole pad of the paper.
The weather has not been cold up to
the present time, but comfortable
stoves and gas logs have been placed
in all of the state buildings and in the
Maine building, which is built in the
style of a spacious old log house. There
is an old fashioned wide mouthed fire
place and on the haerth bbized an im
mense log. I think I mentioned in my
Jast article that Arizona was the cos
iest and most artistic little building
on the ground. The floors and chairs
are covered with beautiful Navajo
rugs and the walls are adorned with
Indian plaques and baskets and Arizo
na pictures. I noticed particularly
that Tucson was the only town which
was represented in pictures. Upon in
quiry 1 learned that it was the only
town which took the trobule to send
the pictures in. What's the matter
with Frescott and Phoenix and all the
other towns of Arizona?
To the visiting public of St. Louis
they are not in it in Arizona. There
is an interesting exhibit of ancient
Indian implements, also a fine exhibit
of picture frames, etc., of Arizona
:actus wood. 1 was captivated by the
Indian territory building. The ladies
parlor is a gem and the dressing room
contains an exquisite dressing table
with toilet articles complete even to a
powder box and puff, but 1 hunted in
vain for the hostess. One of the ladies
in an other building told me that the
hostess was a man. This building
contains some unusually fine speci
mens of needle work and baskets and
leather work, also some very fine
paintings and water colors, and the
entire exhibit is the work of Indians.
Oklahoma contains an equally good
exhibit of Indian work. New Mexico
has a beautiful exhibit of silver and
gold filigree work also many relics.
The coat worn by Aguiualdo when cap
tured is exhibited, the property of
The most unqiue building on the
ground is the state of Washington
built in the form of a square Ave
stories high tapering from a room
about fifty feet square to one about
fifteen feet square, surrounded by a
balcony from which one gets a fine
view of the grounds. Each corner of
the building is supported by a timber
running from the ground to the top
of the building llO feet in lentgh, cut
from a single tree without splice. The
building is crowded from top to bot
tom with agricultural products, woods,
marble, paintings andjphotographs of
lovely places and scenery of the state
and not one thing is for sale.
The Minnesota building contains
spacious reception rooms elegantly
furnished with furniture made of nat
ural woods oiled, without stain or
varnish and mortised together without
nail or screw. Some of it is beauti
fully inlaid with copper and other
-woods. Every piece of furniture was
made by the pupils of the manual
training departments of the public
schools of that state.
South Dakota is an interesting
building, the walls of the rooms are
entirely covered with designs done in
different colored corn and grasses. The
effect is beautiful.
Massachusetts contains several cases
of old relics some of them dating as
far back as 1G20. In one case was an
old iron pipe said to have been smoked
by Capt. Miles Standisb.
Texas is a five pointed star and each
point is a spacious parlor and the
center is an immense reception room
with a gallery capable of seating quite
a crowd. It contains many relics
among them being an old bell three
hundred years old. There is also a
beautiful desk all hand carved and in
laid with different woods, the work of
a thirteen year old boy.
Louisiana is crowded full of price
less old furniture that would make a
lover of antiques turn green with
envy. There is also a room full of
rar old bric-a-brac and jewelry and
all of. it for sale at fabulous prices.
New York and Pennsylvania are
both immense buildings. Some people
call Pennsylvania a great barn, but I
noticed that it was full of the most
comfortalo chairs and settees and there
were no ropes across any of them, and
then it contains the genuine old
"Liberty Bell" and many elegant oil
paintings of famous statesmen conspic
uous among them being William Penn,
New York maintains a private cafe
for the benefit of visiting New Yorkers,
the only building which can boast of
such a distinction.
Connecticut is the only building
which U for show only. It is exqui
sitely furnished but everything has a
rope across it, there being scarcely
any place where a weary person may
sit down and rest.
By far the most imposing building
of the states is the Missouri state
building. This is simply immense
and contains the largest reception
rooms of the grounds. A free concert
is given hero every afternoon and some
of the best talent of the state has ap
peared here from time to time during
Several of the buildings have had
marriages ceremonies preformed in
them and one, I think jt was Missis
sippi, has had three. Miss Drais has
advertised for pome one to be married
in the Arizona building before the
fair closes, and one of the St. Louis
papers said tnat a colored man with a
two hundred pound sweetheart bad
applied. The colored chambermaid
called my attention to the article and
said: "Do you reckon me and my beau
could git married there?" I said,
"I'll ask Miss Drais."
World's Fair Visitor
DEFENDS THE SHERIFF.
Slanderous Accusations Denied By
Mayer, Nov. 19. It having been ru
mored that J. I. .Roberts, has neglected
his duty as sheriff in connection with
the killing at Mayer on November 1G,
1901, wo, the coroner's jury deem it
wise to state that he was led to believe
and was assured that T. P. Aver
ill would be here and held for him
and that he has done his best up to
date and that many of the accusations
made against him are untrue.
Immediately after hearing the news
Sheriff Roberts left Prescott in a rig
not waiting even for the train at 8:30
a. m., thus showing he endeavored to
do his duty. Charles K. Scholey,
C. C. Paul,
Thomas M. Mosher,
O. R. Grewell,
A warrant has been sworn out in
Tucson for the arre3t of Erza Bartlett,
charging him with complicity in a
diamond swindle there in which a man
named Steinfeld "was induced to loan
812,000 on a lot of diamonds many of
them being paste. Steinfeld also got
out an attachment for 12,000 against
Bartlott's property in Tucson, llar
corut, the principal in the swindle is
under arrest in Los Angeles. Bartlett
introduced him to Steinfeld and since
his arrest Harcourt claims that Bart
lett had full knowledge of the scheme.
Before working the game in Tucson,
Harcourt tried it in Prescott, being
introduced to his intended victims by
Bartlett also, but the game failed to
work as the parties approached here
did not take kindly to the scheme,
not being satisfied with the security
Leave all orders for piano tuning at
the Congress house. S. W. Hamilton.
M LL TAKEN
Arrested at Huron Mon
Claims That the Killing of Tilford
Wap An Accident and Not
Sheriff Roberts returned yesterday
from Mayer having in custody T. F.
Av.erill, who shot and killed T. J.
Tilford at the above place a few days
ago. Sheriff Roberts and his deputies,
Frank Nevin and George Heisler, have
been scouring the hills and beating
the brush around Mayer and vioinity
for several days believing that Averill
had not left that vicinity.
in this conclusion they were correct
too and they worn making it so uncom
fortable that Averill came into Huron
on Sunday night and hunted up Ben
Clay and asked him to telephone to
Roberts at Mayer and tell him that he
was ready tn surrender. Roberts at
once came to Huron and took him intq
custody and returned to town with him
The officers had been so persistent in
their hunt through that section that
Averill became convinced that it
would bo impossible for bim to escape
and it was equally impossible for him
to remain in hiding any longer. He
had but very little to say to SbdrifT
Roberts about the killing of Tilford
but claimed that it was accidental, j
That after being hit v.ith a beer bottle
by someone he drewhi3 gun and fired
it for the purpose of frightening those
who had been quarreling with him,
but that he had no idea of killing
anyoue. When he realized what he
had done he himself was the frighten
ed one and concluded the best thing
that he could do was to get away.
Mr. Averill has employed Leroy
Anderson to defend him.
in j I
To Prison for Life.
Judge R. E. Sloan yesterday pro
nounced the sentence of the court, on
Andreas Bustamante, as fixed by the
jury trying the case, to imprisonment
If Bustamante is capable of showing
emotion under any circumstances he
failed to show it on this occasion and
took the sentence as stoically and
calmly as if he had been provided
with the means of making a trip
around the world. The grand jury
returned indictments as follows: J.
J. McGrath, burglary; Hank Fields
and Charles King, grand larceny.
McGratn was arraigned and waived
time to plead and entered a plea of
guilty and was willing also to waive
time for sentence but as only about
fourteen hours bad elapsed since the
commission of the crime Judge Sloan
fixed the dace for sentence on Friday,
Fields and King, who had been
through the mill just recently were
also arraigned and waived time to
plead and entered pleas of not guilty
and will have their trials in a few
Barney Joyce, indicted for grand
larceny, and who had a mistrial last
week on account of the disagreement
of the jury was then brought into
court and the work of impaneling a
jury was commenced.
This was completed about noon and
the trial proceeded with. About 4
o'clock the case was given to a jury
and within a very few minutes a ver
dict of "guilty as charged" was re
On the same evidenco and same
showing a former jury had wrestled
with the case all night and part of a
day and were discharged on account
of their inability to agree.
Joyce was caught with some of the
stolen articles on his person, but ho
claimed that they wore bis property
hence the doubt in the minds of some
of tho jury and the disagreement.
Broke Record in Conviction.
Tho officers connected with the sher
iff's office, the grand jury and the
court made a new record yesterday in
tho apprehension and conviction of a
On Sunday evening J. J. McGrath
went to Mercy hospital to have his
hand dressed. When the dressing op
eration was completed, he concluded
to try his band at theft.
He entered the room of Miss Belle
Spiller, while the latter was absent,
and seeing a watch there that "looked
good to him" he appropriated i to
his own use.
In less than two hours afterwards he
was occupying a cell in the county
jail and the watch had been restored
to its owner.
When the grand jury convened on
Monday morning they inquired into
the oircumstances attending this slight
of band performance and deoided that
it was a clear case of burglary end
indictment to this effect was ascord
McGrath was brought into court to
face the charge and on arraignment he
waived the time allowed by the statute
to plead and having no real good rea
son to offer for the manner in which
he obtained possession of the time
piece be entered a plea of guilty.
All this court proceeding was bad
before noon, or within eighteen hears
after the crime was committed he had
been convicted of the crime and was
If Judge Sloan bad pronounced sen
tence immediately McGrath could
have started on his journey to the
penitentiary within twenty four hours
aft6r the theft. The judge probably
thought however, that it might look
too much like railroading the man to
prison so he set the date for his sen
tence next Friday, the day after
The announcement of the Journal
Miner oil Sunday morning of the ar
rest of J. P. Storm came as a surprise
to the community generally.
While such an event was not unex
pected to many citizens it came much
sooner than expected.
The investigation which bad been
I mado UD to about n O.clock on Satnr-
day demonstrated to the minds of
those engaged in making the investi
gations that a defalcation had exiired
prior to tho reported robbery on elec
tion night, hence a warrant was sworn
out charging him with embezzlement.
An officer went to Mr. Storm's resi
dence about midnight, but failed to
find him at home.
About 1 o'clock Under Sheriff Carter
received word that he was in tho Win
sor saloon and he went over and found
him with a number of friends in the
dining room eating supper.
Mr. Carter served the warrant and
Mr. Storm requested that he be par-
- 1 a i l! I i I r
mitted to go to his Lue and inform
his wife, and Mr. C'cr granted the
request accompanj ii'g him on his
mission, and Storm "s then locked.
On Sunday friends went to work in
his behalf and prepared a bond for
him but on account of some informal-
ity in it it was not accepted so ho was j tne appreciative audience,
compelled to spend Sunday night in j The Holy City opens with a beau
jail also. J tif nl chorus, which was well rendered
Bail was fixed at SiW.UUU ana on
wonuay ne niea aoona aggregating
345,000 with the following sureties:!
A. Blumberg, Charles Bedford, C . J.
McNulty, Joe Arohambeau, Joe Hobbs,
D. N. Bartholdi, Max Alwens, Cfirl
Reese, D. D. McDonald, C. B. Gen
ung, Robert Burch and J. C. Snow.
The bond was approved and filed
early on Monday morning and Storm '
The grand jury committee is still
engaged in investigating the case, de
voting all of yesterday afternoon to it.
Judge R. E. Sloan
tence on Saturday
in a number of
Byron Hill who slashed his brother
in law, John Spear, out near the tar
get grounds last September, was given
two years and a half years from the
date of his arrest.
Feliciano Meudoza was given a tv,o
and a half years' sentence also for as
saulting an officer at Jerome.
The assault case against Oscar
Roundtree was continued for the term.
The trial of Barney Joyce on a
charge of robbery was set for Monday,
November 21st, at 9:30 o'clock. Joyce
was once tried on this charge but the
The Bustamante jury appeared in
court during tho afternoon and re
quested that the court's instruction be
read to them which was done by con
sent of the defendant's attorney.
In the case of the Martinez Mercan
tile Co. vs C. B. Genung an action in
garnishment by agreement of counsel,
judgment was rendered in favor of de
fendant for S10 and costs.
Bring your job work to the Journal
Miner office. It will be promptly and
neatly done at reasonable prices
Affords An Excellent
It Showed That Prescott is Posses
sed of Musical Talent of
Owing to the lateness of the hour
on Monday evening of the close of the
oratorio, the Journal-Miner was un
able to give a detailed critcism of the
The production was that of "The
Holy City," a musical composition of
high class, containing many beautiful
solos, choruses, etc. Its production
was somewhat of an agreeable surprise
to many people in Prescott, who were
not aware that the town possesses such
an amount of musical talent, only
such an occasion a3 this bringing it to
Mrs. Heywood made a deoided hit
iu readings in the first part of the
program. Her first selection was James
Whitcomb Riley's "That Old Sweet
heart of Mine," and was read with a
deep pathos of expression, eilciting
applause which did not subside until
she appeared again, and gave an imi
tation of a boy's conversation, a hum
orous selection. The audience was
still not satisfied and recalled her
again when she gave a boy's composi
tion on Columbus just as its author
was supposed to have read it, which was
productive of great laughter. Mrs.
was formerly a professional
; elocutionist and a3 such scored
I 41UT IF UUU
Mrs. Ed S. Campbell's piano solo
was another pleasing feature of this
introductory program. She is posses
sed of rare ability as a pianist and
elicited an encore from the audience
and would delight and please any
audience with her playing.
"Hear Ye Oh Israel," a vocal solo
by Miss Chilson was highly appreciat
ed by the audience, many of whom
heard her for the first time and she
was heartily encored.
A duet by Miss Chilson and M. H.
J Thomas was also a very pleasing num-
ber. Mr. Thomas, as all who have
heard him know, has a particularly
sweet and well' trained tenor voico and
it harmonized beautiully with Miss
I Chilson's soprano. The selection sung
, by them was "Oh That We Two Were
I M!nrinr " nnH fllimturl nn pnnnrft frnm
and it wa3 followed by a tenor solo,
Xo Shadows Yonder," by Mr. Smith.
"My Soul is Athirst for God," a
solo sang by Mrs. Leroy Anderson
was a diifioult piece, being in reality
a tenor solo, buc Mr i. Anderson mas
tered it very beautifully. Mrs. An
derson is quite a favorite with Pres
cott's musio loving people.
A tenor solo by Dr. Yount, "A New-
Heaven and a New Earth," showed
that he is possessed of a good strong
voice and also showed careful study
j on his part of the number.
Miss Chilson also captivated the
( audience by her correct rendering of
"These are They Which Come," whiha
Miss Carpenter's voice in the render
ing of "Eye Hath not Seen, "was glor
iously beantiful and elicited much
favorable comment from her hearers.
These two sweet singers, Miss Chil
son and Miss Carpenter also appeared
in a duet.
Mr. Reymiller was also one of the
soloists of the evening and acquitted
himself most creditably.
Two other favorite numbers of the
oratorio was a trio sang by five voices,
Miss Chilson, Mrs. H. D. Ross, Mrs.
George II. Cook, Mrs. J. C. Martin
and Miss Carpenter, and a1 double
quartette by Miss Chilson, Mrs. II. D.
Ross, Mrs. Nathan Levy, Miss Claire
Cline, MijsEtta DoWitt, Mrs. George
II. Cook, Mrs. J. C. Martin and Miss
The ability of Mrs. W. A. Cline as
an accompanist is so well known to
Prescott audiences that nothing is
left to be said about her, more than
has been said time and again. She
was simply perfect.
Much credit for the production of
this oratorio is due to Mrs. George H.
Cook, who sang in it in Phenix some
time since and who proposed its pro-1
duction here and assisted greatly in.
Miss Chilson as director was caref ul
and painstaking in the preparation of,
the chorus and they showed the good
work done by her. Those taking part
in the production were: Miss Luella
Chilson, Mrs. Leroy Anderson, Mrs.
J. C. Martin, Mrs. Nathan Levy,
Mrs. H. D. Ross, Mrs. George H.
Cook, Miss Carpenter, Miss Raible,
Miss Clara Hoff, Miss Etta DeWitt,
Miss Allen, Misa Claire Cline, Miss
Clara Criley, Misses Maud and Minnie
Clark, Messrs. Kessler, Lamson
Thomas, Smith, Yount and Reymiller..
A LEGEND OF THE
Every year or so the finding of tho-
safe of Bob Brow that was washed
away in the Walnut Grove dam disas
ter, comes to the front. The latest in
that line is revived by the Herald ot
last night, in which it is stated that
Mexicans have again located the mis
sing treasure and have so informed
George P. Harrington of the Tiger
Gold company. A representative of
the Journal-Miner called upon Mr.
Brow last evening and the gentleman
stated that up to the present time he
had not been informed of this late
transaction, and that he placed no re
liance whatever in tho report. Ever
since that disaster that occurred in
1890, and through which over one
hundred human beings lost their
lives, Mr. Brow has hardly let a year
pass but what he has been called to
the Hassayampa at some point or an
other to get that safe, and in each'and:
every instance the reported finding of
it has turned out falsely. In speaking
of the amount of money it contained
at the time he says that ever $7,000
was locked up in it, and from that
day to the present time, no trace
whatever of the safe has been discov
ered, althongh diligent prospecting
parties have and are still working on
one supposition or another tnat it will
turn up. Mr. Brow believes that it ia
somewhere along the Gila, and iF
there is not a let up in the sensational
reports of its annual finding, he will
issue a reward for the apprehension
and conviction of the discoverer. It
is possible that in the generations to
coma the Brow safe on the Hassayam
pa will l ome as notorious as the
Nigger Ben 'line is tradtionally re
garded today, id that the prospector
of the future "o readily get a grub
stake if he desirs o hunt for it.
A very successful operation for ap
pendicitis was performed at Mercy
hospital yesterday afternoon.
The patient was Bert Hall, a well
Known citizen of Iron King. The op-
was performed by Dr. C. E.
Pearson of McCabe, assisted by Dr. C.
E. Yount, of Prescott, the anesthetio
being administered by Dr. W. S.
Mr. Hall had a very severe attack
of the disease about a month ago, his
condition at the time being critical.
He was attended by Dr. Pearson, who
advised him on his recovery to have
the operation performed just as soon
as he had gained sufficient strength
after the attack warning him that an
other attack would probably prove
fatal. Mr. Hall readily assented to
the suggestion fearing the operation
less than a second attack of the di
sease. While successful the operation wa3
more complicated than is usual in
such cases, owing to the pronouneed
adhesion. The patient rallied splend
idly and last evening was reported to
be doing well, and unless some un
foreseen and unexpected complications
arise, should make a speedy recovery.
After the operation, Dr. Pearson
returned to McCabe where he enjoys a
large practice and where he has sever
al patients at present in a hopsital
conducted by him.
Fraffic Now Open.
The railroad company will now ac
cept freight to be delivered at Walker
through the Poland tunnel. The track
has been laid through the tunnel and
traffic opened for freight only.
At present the motive power used
for transportation through the tunnel
is a mule, but arrangements are being
mado to install electric power and
when this is completed passengers will
also be taken through it. The opening
of the tunnel for freight business is
quite a benefit to the residents of