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WElUCXtT JOUCAL-MINM WEDNESDAY, EPTEfcBEB 2J, 1908
THE ARIZONA JOURNAL-MINER
Oldest Paper in Arizona F.taMislicd March 9, 1864.
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STATEHOOD FOR ARIZONA.
Wo favor tho immediate admlMlon of tho territories of New Mexico ud
Artxona aa separate states in the Union. Republican National Platform.
III M' ISl
1 1 1 OHAVEiWLPlNAL Jq
man grown old iu tin- congressional harness anil now past his zenith unable
to point to a single pifblic monument in tho tcrritorv due tuvii I'fTort
the territorial delegate at Washington.
At Williams Init night lion. Jlenrv l shurst went into detail- about
the accomplishments of Mark in Wasnigtoii. Mi- claimed Maik and secured
1 the appropriation for tin- pnlilii' building nt Phoenix, hail mailt' it kimiimp
for Coconino county to spend its own money for a court hoite -it Hndtan
ami out' otln-r minor item which hat slipped the eilitorinl mcmiiry. Well, Mnrk
Smith as a matter of i'uet secured Ity hi own cll'ott not one of the claim"
nientioneil above, but granting for the sake of argument IhiH In hntl l
taineil them all, what pitiful teponl to place before the people n plea
for being returned to congress. Twenty .tears in rougrtM results, a claim
of having .secured one public building ami permission for a "twty ,"r,
Ilisbec ought to mfvVfs prtf'llc bnildiiig'-"ditln Phoenix. Tncin. Ulobe,
I'rescott, Douglas anil Yuma. ' With air energetic delegate in Washington,
in touch with the party that does things, humlreilfi of thousand- would have
been spent in Arizona by the federal guteiumeiit, and would be necom
plisiiing result now. Talt i.s going to be elected. A republican miigless is
going to be behind him. Hoes the territory of Arizona wish 1.. be in Mirt
nership with the leaders, the party winch does things, or due- it wish t go
on in the twenty years rut with Mark Smith as the old wheel horsnt
Shall it be Cameron siud results or Mark Smitii and stagnation I
that Mr. Bryan no
lieves in railroad
Which Shall , It Be.
Bryan, Mark Smith and hard timed, or Tuft, Cameron and Prosperity.
That Is the. political problem which the pimple of the territory of Arizona
Whfchrlnll it be
The people of Arizona have no voice in the making of a president but
equally yUaJt-o them is the matter of choosing the right Jhim for delegate
to. .congress... At tho vetry rrciholl of the eru of stutchood It is vital to
every iutere.it' iu the territory that men who do things be on guard nt Wash
ington. T,he .election of William Howard Tuft to the presidency means
that au 'era of nnnreedented prosperity is assured from the day the news
of his election in Haslied -over the country. No more significant interview
was ever published in the .IrturnnlIincr one which placed before tho peo
ple of Ynvilpnl county the situation as It is, than that with Col. A. W. Miller
thu wft!e awake ftniessor of the." great city of Chicago on Wednesday luht.
.Miller is the typical Chicago hiihtler, a booster, an optimist from the ground
up, big enough to appreciate Chicago and her greatness as tiio real business
center of this continent and at the same time understand thoroughly that
Chicago Is but a upot in the whole magnificent country of which It is the
practical center. Colonel Miller stated the case very clearly and concisely
when he said that the business interests of the country had confidence in
Tnft and wanted Tuft elected. My the buslncs interests Colonel Miller did
not mean those predatory corporations whose methods have been so Htren
ously attacked by President Konsevelt and his right hand advisor, William
Howard Hafti to the everlnstlng good of the nation. Colonel Miller refer
red to the real, legitimate business interests of the country, tho merchants
and bankers, the grocer and dry goods men, the hardware interests, every
man and woman In tne country engaged in mercantile .pursuits. And he also
referred, as he explained in detail to every man in the country who had a
good alzed savings account which hud been in hiding ever since the preda
tory panic which was sprung on the cointry byvthe thieving financial giants
just a year ago for the purpose of discrediting, if possible, the Hoosevelt
It Is tho legitimate business interests of the country that want Tnft.
It Is the men with savings accounts who are going tit be of immense benefit
to the territory of Arizona when confidence is once restored. For tho res
toration of" confidence will mean the end of hoarding, the seeking of legiti
mate investment by millions nnd millions of money. It maj be that tho
election of William .lennlngs Hryan might not bo a just cnuse for tho with
holding of the days of prosperity, Tint tmit prosperity will bo postponed if
Hryan Is elected Colonel Miller made perfectly plain. Ilryan's political
course has not been one to Insjilro confidence iu the minds of the business
interests, lie has championed men and measures in the past which have
-triiuileil him as unsafe in the minds of the gieal majority of American
That Tnft Is going to be the npxt president of the United .States no
r really observant man now doubts. 'William .lennings Hryan is one of the
greatest campaigners this country has ever known, a man of fascinating
peisonality and an orator wnose peer the country has not known since the
days of Webster. Miyan is a splen.liil entertainer, His .present tour re
minds strongly of those of IS1HI and 111(10, wnen tens or thousands gathered-'
to hear the "Hoy Oiatoi jif the Platte," but when the' votes were counted
It was found that the people, always safe ami sane, had regarded Hryan as
tin- brilliant eiiteitiliner and not as a man fitted to lake up the task of the
Tim campaign of lifllS is the campaign of I.HtijI ami llflifj over ugalu. Tho
biislnecs Interests, the merchants ami manufacturers, the farmers who hlivn
for twelve yem under lepublicaii rule enjoyed a measure of prosperity tin
dream. si of before, 11 re for William Howard Tafl. Tnft Is going to be.idect
ed and with his a progressive, republican congress. Jt Is for the people of
Arizona to decide whether it in to their interests to elect a man after the
Hoosevelt type, i man who all his life has been doii things, a man iu. the
very prime of mauiiooil, energetic, virile, devoted to Atizona with his ,ljiln
mind and soul or whether they will continue to be misrepresented by
The Man And His Record.
No one rjuestions the charming peisonality of Miirctis 1ueli11s Smith
in his palmy days the trouble has been that his charms have been wasted
among the boon companions of his youth in that dear old Kentucky instead
of being operated 011 the leaders of the majority in congress fur the bene
fit of the constituency which for practically twenty years ha allowed Mark
to regard the office of delegate as a sinecure created for his particular bene
fit as a reward for just a little exercise of the cmirin of hi manner among
the people of Arizona a month or o before each election.
Hut another personality has arisen on the political lmrimi, young, en
wrgetle filled with the milk of human kindness and with a iivnnl of doing
things which has kept a great corporation hustling for twentj years to keep
up. The' Honorable Marcus Aurelius Hmitn. alarmed it the appearance of
this political l.ocliinvar iu the bailwick he Iimh pleased to claim as his par
ticular own for a score of years, has awakened to the necessity of at least
making one grand bhill- atid this time it must be on rerm-l and it must
be made to stick or the Honorable Marcus Aurelius Smith i certain to be
consigned to the political graveyard.
Cameron's whole life has been one of results, of loyalty to his friends
and to the territory of Arizona, of uncompiomisiiir hostility t.i certain pre
datory Interests whicn in the past woubj fain have manipulated the vast
resources of Arizona for their special lienelit, but which hae now seen the
light as shed by Theodore Hoosevelt and are operating iu that light, for
their own great benefit it is true, but with the umlcrstundiiiu now that the
benefit of a great public utility corporation lies iu a great measure in tne
favor of the people. The same energy with which iu the paf Ralph Cam
eron has bid defiance to c ertain interests which would huc wronged him,
carrying his battle single handed to the highest courts in the land and
bringing rout to his enemies, will surely be exerted when he is seated as
delegate for the benefit of the whole territory of Arizona.
Not a dollar has ever passed into Kalph Cameron's pocket which was
not earned by honest elfort. Hundreds of dollars, eaYned b the sweat of
his brow and the honest exercise of his great brain capacity, have gone
cheerfully to the aid of his unfortunate brothers ami to a man like Kalph
Cameron blood does not make brothers but humanity is brotheihood. Kalph
Cameron's humanity Iiiih not been a pretense but a practice. That is why
buudrcds of men who have had cause to love Cameron for n is goodness iu
the past, are toduy, unknown to him in nearly every instance, throwing
themselves enthusiastically into his fight. They love him for what they
know him to be a man-not a pretender a man whose left hand knows
not what his right nam! giveth a man whose word is law - never to be
broVeu. That quality iu the mini is known all over the territory. When
Halph Cameron promises a thing It is when be believes with his whole
heart that he will be able to accomplish it.
Depending largely upon the fact that the territory of Arizona has iu
years gone by been safely democratic in its political complexion, Marcus
Anrflius has rested on that act and made little or no effort to effect ma
terial remits for Arizona, (jnttc in contrast to the Honorable Marcus Au
relius .Smith's record Is that of the Hon. "Hull" Andrews of New Mexico.
Public building after public building has been erected in that territory
through the energy of the republican delegate from that territory and be
cause he has been In touch and sympathy with the party khich is in power
and which no sane man doubts will be iu power for years to come. While
Andrews, republican, has been securing great results fur New Mexico, what
has .Smith, democrat, been securing for the territory of Arizona? At his
meeting in Winslow one day the past week', the Honorable Marcus Aure
lius said that "he did not wish to tire his hearers with a detail statement
of what he had accomplished for his constituents during the twenty years
be had represented them in congress, but later a pamphlet would be' issued
setting forth in detail the mighty deeds of Smith." Then ami there, with
his great audience of 09 people by actual count, where Italph Cameron had
spoken to over -100 a night or two before, was the psychological moment for
Smith to have sprang the Hull, of his mighty deeds upon uis hearers and
put his enemies to shume-bnt he contented himself with that old, faded,
worn out chestnut of not wlshlug to tiro his audience und added Insult to
Injury by promising a pamphlet later In 'the campaign.
It will never be issued. Mark .Smith and the Hon. Henry Y. Ashurst,
who ought to see the error of his ways und get over In the progressive!
party where ho belongs, had the nudacity to claim as one of Mark's accom
plishments the appropriation for a public building at Phoenix-AbsurdlHH
No wonder the claim was met with derision. The civic bodies of Phoenix
acting through a republican governor, Klbbey, are responsible for the one
decent federal appropriation for tne territory during thn entire twenty vears
of the Mark Hmlth regime. '
False claims won't go with the voters this year. Tears will onlv excite
ridicule. The virile manhood of the territory, wearv of the dn .!
of a sinecure delegate, are flocking to Ithlpl. Cameron, tho winner. They
want Cameron to win because they want the terrhnrv ; ,..
way for the territory to win is for the territory to elect a winner.
Just As It W In 1896 And 1900.
It is no different Hryan who Is running for president this year As the
lays pass it becomes increasingly clear that the intelligence of the coun
try will have to contend iu 1II0S against essentially the same desperite
appeals to cupidity and ignorance an,l thrlftlessnnss ;,s were made in iviim
and again iu 1000.
A Hryan campaign without quackery would be inconceivable The
quack feature of the Nebraskan's canvass this year is going to be his anti
panic specific of a government guarantee'nf bank deposits. Two years ago
it looked H though It would be government, ownership, but it was sure to
bo government something or othr. All the Ideas which Hryan has champion
ed resolve themselves iuto the one Idea which is the core of socialism that
only by government shall mankind be saved1 from Itself. (lunrnnteoinir
bank deposits Is only the open form which it lakes for tnn present occasion
The real danger lurks In the background of Insincerity,
One of the amazing facts about Hryan 's candidacy is that it Is mhed
on grounds which Hryan himself disputes. Tho Denver platform has a
railroad phu.k which promises new oxemtje of regulation. Hryan does not
believe In railroad regulation; he believe; iu government ownership f rail
roads. He has said, many times, that railroad regulation is bonn.l'to fail
and that uotning but government owii..rsh'p can solve the so-called .railroad
problem. The Denver platform also abounus in plunks promising vigorous
regulation of Industrial corporations, but tt follows like night after day
more believes In regulating such concern!! than h
. . . I.. 1 ! k. 1ft. wlw tilt nitl f Hit At (a hL 1
tmruifiLiuii inn " tum, vv .- ntn rv fiinti piha, . .
it has b expounded, is ev lice of a belief, albeit not yot confess
I 1 ;.. tii.. ultimate necessity 01 uovcrntnent nn-..u.
iiimsen i.-iii..- - - ""nip of
dustrial corporations as well as of railroads. The people, Mr. lryail .
ssid. believe iu regulation. Therefore, I am willing to help , '
. . .... ......... .utt tt Stlt rntMilritinii.
t Mr. Itrvan o bo mo willing lo imnuVr ift ii..
but when l In v understand him as thoroughly as they should now, '
the people Hunk of himf Cett'imly if tney believe iu a policy f relit,.
they must think, thev . annoi mum n oy mion i-, nun me nut iPan
ir.i Hip rarrviiiir out of that policy is a man who ili.i,k. .
11,1111 i" .-.I. -. - ""iit')f
if thoroughly, except as it may be a half way house to the government 0
erhip in whicn he believes implicitly but in which the people ,1 M l(
lieve at all. New rk miii.
ASSURANCES OF AN ERA OF GREAT PROSPERITY.
The hlstoiv of Vavapai county offers no parallel to tne ns-urantM (
period of prosperity confronting this section iTt the present time. Au
... Ill iu icfintmiiticl with evltlfttifn Mint n . i . i .
wnirueviT nn ........ I'luaij ol l
terlal development is at hand such as Yavapai county has not cnjH
its past existence. The Arizona Power Company within tho next fix mots:
will have -completed its great power plant at Fossil Creek and Its tlittrf
iillng system will be iu operation, not only in Jerome, but within operath
J is 1 11 nt f every mine within a radius of fifty miles of tho plant Th?tjj
pletiou of this one enterprise alone Is enough to make an 'optimist of ev
business man, stockman, and mine owner in Ynvnpal oounty. It mem tL
many hundreds of men will be employed in opening up mines now Ml
oaue of the high cost of power. , With cheap power many mines with thjd
hihN ,.f tons of gold, copper and silver ore blocked out, but not of uj
iently high grade to warrant shipment to distant points for treatment, 11
be tieated right at the mines. In nuticjputiou of the completion of tne A:
zona Power enterprise, many mine owners are even now lnylng their phi
fot lesuming active operations early iu the coming spring. When ci Mij
Owen McAleer, of l.os Angeles, was iu I'rescott last week, in company rii
thtee of the best known men of affairs !u the Angel City, he exprcvl J
belief that the people of Vavapai county did not appreciate the imnc
benefit that was sine to result from the completion of the Fossil Crerk plJ:
and the distribution of power to the mines of Vavapai coun'v Mij
McAleer said H benooved every property owner in Ynvnpai county to tt
courage the company iu every possible way, as its enterprise wni ur
revolutionize the mining industry of this section and throw millions of til
capital into active circulation.
Hut the completion of the plant of the Arizona Power Company 11 iJ
one of many great enterprises under way in Vavapai county. The OctJ
Mining Company is installing an electric pliint ut heavy cost whoe potj
will be distributed innuiig the mines of the Weaver District in the Mttl
west at a nominal price compared with the present cost uf power.
means that muuy idle mines will be opened in that section, givltr
ployment to hundreds of men, and these in turn will put thousandi of ii
lais weekly into the coffers of the merohaiits of I'rescott. The openiif 1
the mines will ineaii an immense addition to the. gold, silver and copper 1
Yavapai county. This will call the attention of thn .outside. Investment
lie to this section with the certaiu result that millions of capital will tstJ
the county for legltlmte miniug investments.
There is every reason to believe that the reorganization plans of ta
Humboldt Smelter are about completed aud thut the big plant will ipi
be in operation before the opening of the uew year. Within a week till
of the reorganizers will be submitted to the New Jersey court harlnrj
rlsdiction, and as the creditors have everything to gain and nothing to I
by consenting to the reorganization plans, it is belloved tho bid will be 1
cepted aud the work of ichabilitattng the plant proceed. Over 200
will be employed at the smelter alone. The ameltor will be an induces
for the reopening of many' more mines In the county which Were in opcrjti
before the plant closed down last October.
The rainy season just closed has put the farming and stock intern
on a firmer footing than ever before known iu Northern Arizona. The to
ers ami stockmen have disposed of their surplus stock at excellent pneJ
and the local bauks are bulging with saving accounts us n roult.
heavy rainfall has assured an abundant water supply for winter mining
eratl.ms and the hills a n result nro full of prospectors. I'laccm which luj
not been worked In years aro today paylug big wagon to scores of men W
they are being worked. With the usunl snowfall nnd rains in the i'J
months the placer operations will bo continued for hnlf a year to cunie.mw
ing a constnnt stream of gold into I'rescott from that source alone.
The great Vulture mine in the southern end of the county is h'' 1
opened after many years of idleness. There will bo employed a hundred
r more, seeking on the lower levels for ledges which 'in years gone l
given nearly twenty millions in gold to tho YaVapal production. The
lure is but one of many. In every direction development Is proceed!.
i surely time for rejoicing. The ucsstmiit ought i get oJT the eatti.
MIDNIOHT SNAP MINE
TO RESUME OPERATIONS
(From Tuesday's Daily)
A. .1. Doran is making preparations
to resume operations on the White
""h and Midnight Snap mines h, tho
Walker district, lie expects to start
'"'live work 011 these properties in the
next few .lays. The Midnight Him,, is
tho south extension of the Homestake
,llln" Whitehonse (h0 m,rth
'xtonslon of the Kureka, both of
which have timv.n, ..... 1... ... ... . . .
... "ouics in sight.
'!l,1,l";ff 'to. mlnliiR la tho
I or dls rict, which Is the oldest
1st let I,, , the county, the surface ores
f the Whitehouso and Midnight .Snap
m were worked by the pioneer
Iners, who reaped hen rewards by
renting the ores by Hu, jlrilnltivo 5
ra process. Development of the
I' ".'r wn" When the sul-
phblo ores of water level were reached.
Ian says that ho will B0W pro t
the veins to irreater depths tbm
attempted before and anticipate
veloplng rich gold producer tbt j
Miss Alice Adnms of I'rescott
tiio ..,., ut ,.c i,.. iiUt.ii- .Mrs.
Coltoii, the first of tho week. SbfJ
on her way to college at Ann
C. F. Van Horn and family,
worn 011 route from i'rescott to
lesvlllo, Oklahoma, stoppM 'u
!,.. .miCil 0t
'111 tout J 1 t-IIU
Mary A, Collin. Mrs. Van Ho"
AT TH. Pi 1 flln n m nl
f...l..A I 1.' CJt.... nrrl eel TH
illllU Jl. 1,. OIUIIII in-.---
morning and In company wiU J
Xorvoll, court reporter, l'it n ' J
hunt. They expect to be our u--
Journal-Miner for high clajbM