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WEEKLY JOURNAL-MINER, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 3, 191 1
KKKwVLStXJtyoitKKK0?0X tists am! oilier feature. A high class
e , G entertainment has been arranged and
VHlEH ralftl K it will lie thoroughly enjoyed by all
BiaH IWLBrWJ'ft ' who ,1.. not participate in the
5 jZP 5 dancing.
S - 8 Evangelist Arrives.
Hi"?! &"EAS S' Rev- -I"hn E. Green of Houston,
-HSa Kfll Ilwl Texas- a'! yesterday and will
OOCOCaU Ba fiVB g,,loM 11leotin)!g iu tne west Prescott
tefc6sRckkk5il j M. K. church, ami later at Camp
I Verde, returning to fill an engage
- , -, ment in Texas the first of June.
(From Sunaay's Daily.) .n tJe fcc wi ,)e a
IDames to Locate. !at the We.t Prescott Methodist par-
Mrs. May Whiting of Los Angeles kOu;l(,0
arrived in "the city yesterday to Jo- investors Coining.
eate permanently and engage m busi- fills .0,IIM,, ., recently re-
ness- . ' I turned from Bozeman, Mont., after
"Visitors rrom Jerome. j placing several mining propositions
Dave Connor, mayor of Jerome, and before capitalists, states that in a
I). J. Shea, merchant, are in the city j fow days the parties will arrive to
visiting with friends and transacting look the properties over, with a view
business. j Z purchasing. The mines are lo-
Betnm From Coast.' jiated on the Hassayampa and are
Mrs. O. LoHgaere. Sr.. accompanied regarded as attractive.
"oy her daughter, Mrs.. Chapman, .,hai Mine .Manager Here,
returned from a visit with friends mi Henry Barkschat. general manager
4he coast. i ot tne Uermania .Mining company,
owner ot tne old rfatcutt mines,
near Walker, was in the city yes-
Capital City Visitor.
W. M. Burke, secretary of the Anti-Saloon
League of Arizona, was an
arrival in the city yesterday, from
Phoenix, to remain for a few days.
"Visited Daughter.
Joe Crane, one of- the best known
and most popular of the Hassayampa
olony, residing on the Verde, has re--turued
to the city after few wecks--visit
witli Mr. "and Mrs. Albert
Stringfield, in Mint Valley, the lat
ter his daughter. He will return to
his home on the Verde m a few
terday from the works, and reports
development progressing satisfactor
ily with a small force. Mr. Barkschat
expresses himself as satisfied with
determinations made in the past two
nouths.
Country Lively.
Herbert Cook, Singeman of the
Kirkland section, was in the city
yesterday visiting with relatives and
transacting business. He reports the
mining field adjacent as teeming with
days, this being his first visit to ! tmty and preparations being per-
Prescott in four years.
"Visiting Friends.
Mrs. J. W. Elder was an arrival
from Mayer yesterday, and will visit
with friends in the city for a few
days. She has recently recovered
from a sevpre illness.
Harrington Visitors.
Mr. and Mis. E. H. Davison, the
former the mine foreman of the
Tiger Gold company, were arrivals
yesterday from Harrington for a few
days of recreation in the city.
Tormer Congressman Here.
J. B. Sanders, former member of
fected for starting the spring rodeo
on the 6th of May, with the starting
point at the Jackson ranch.
Country Active.
Phil Kearney business man of
Crown King was an arrival in the
city yesterday, and gives a good ac
count of mining activity in that sec
tion. He states that within a rad
ius of five miles of that towii there
is more,, development under way than
in many years, and production also
is greater. Hardly a week passes
but what old mines are revived and
the outlook is encouraging.
IlICUIIICl VI j .
,oo .... 1 ouccessim auner.
from Phoenix, and will remain for! Elmer .smith, who has been devel
Jn indefinite visit, to look over con-1 PR near Turkey, on the
difoirs in this section. His home is Bradshaw Mountain railway, for se
in Washington D C c months, arrived in the city yes-
Pleased Over Outlook.' terda'' and will leave today for Los
f. .1. McNultv is in the city from ! Angles he he .I"11 enJ-v V,"
Vis mines on Copper Creek, near the ?"" h seasidl resorts. He
flimsx camp, and reports very mucn I js .-."ecesful miner and will return
-i-v-ity at nil points in the district. J to resume work on lus proper
He vontirraer- operations and is sat- I"1""-
lsfiedoverdevelopme.it. From the Mines
business Visitors. , -ur- a"u -,lrs:, "DU'1-TJ l"v
C. C, Hutchinson and D. M. Fran-' .eT tLe resident of the Big Pine
as, sheep owners of Coconino cottn-; -uln'BS rompanj were iu me i
-.'a t m...: 'yesterday from their camp on a
i'r.d arc en route to their homes in busineiw and pleasure visit, return
unff ,.; ,. ; ti.o ;tv "-ng home in the afternoon. Mr. Dun
n iRisines I mnK reported mine work as going
iComes for Visit.
nhead and the installing of new ma
William Coleman, nephew of Mrs. ' Wnery for larger operations than
John Massing, will arrive today trom " "J'
&in Francisco, and will remain for uwncea icr xuen.
several days. He is a son of T. Jv
'Cclem-ax, one of the leading detect
ives f the above city, and this is
lis second visit,
-attorney Eeturns.
Attorney E. S. Clark has returned
raai Flagstaff, where he has been
vt-ek. The session ended yesterday and Judge Hogue sent hii.
7t -i j r :n :.. : n. . county jail for sixty days.
Francisco Martinez, deeply infat
uated with a Senorita of Ash Fork,
went to the limit of his affections
by stenling a skirt and other feminine
apparel, which he bestowed on her
as the result he represented of his
hard labor on the section. He was
arrested bv Depntv Sheriff Bartlett
m to the
jail for sixtv davs. Martinez
-uu juul:i; i.ul u n ' mini. n i w . i , . . , , ,
rati today to open the regular May b.n fr n-l a the young
e r . A mA ... 0 i Jauy iu consequence.
cattlemen Independent. j Looking Oyer the Country
Jatnes H. Maders, cattleman of the : C- land, one of the con
Tierry Creek district, was in the n? SJne"8 ,of Ra' Con
tv vesterdav on business and re- Mated of Pinal county, after .1
;t : f;.f,. lew days investigating, mineral con-
ttrv condition, with several buyers ,"tjons in ,tw sect,ion. returned to
t Vi..i -r- nr-"i. Kelvin yesterday afternoon. This
iu am was his first trip to lavapai coun
f. .i .i, ,i;cr,c:t; ; ty, and he speaks 111 a happy mood
it. hold steers" until a later date,!o tUf attractions of Prescott, which
jntidpating a still higher price. Ue ' :'eiU h"" as t,ie l"! of
will return to Ins range today, and,
with others, is preparing for the an-'
uual spring rodeo. j (From Tuesday's Daily)
Business Visit. I Attorney Leaves.
Mrs. Annie Hiuman of Jerome, af- j Judge H. T. Andrew. left yesterday
-.er n few days in the city as the foi Phoenix on legal bnJines? for a
nest of Mrs. H. T. Jamison, re-1 few days,
surned home yesterday. She recent-1 Professional Visitor,
ly purchased several head of milch; Dr. L. A. Hawkins of Jerome was
hows at Dewey for her dairy busi- an arrival yesterday, And will re
aess in the Copper City. main for a few days on court duties.
-Social Visitor. From the Range.
Mrs. J. Link Smith, wife of the. Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Perkins of
foreman of the Arizona Power com- j Fppcr Verde were arrivals yesterday
jjany, at Poland .Tunction, is a re-1 for a few days' visit with friends.
cent arrival in the city to visit with Returns to Damp.
friends, and is a guest at the home! Dr. C. R. K. Swetnam returned
of Mr. and Mrs. M. V. Watson. I yesterday from Mohave county and
.Mnsiriaaa Leave. J left during the day for his home at
Tresco'tt's famous dance orchestra,, Poland.
'composed of Misses Babe Sparks and Franm the Range.
Vera MtN'nlry. and Glae Paul. F. W.1 Lester Johnson and Ospnr
?erri& and Peter McXulty, left yes-J cattlemen of the Camp Wood dis'
terany for Jerome, where they furn- trict, are in the city on business for
-jmucu me music ior me annual uanceja tew days.
of the fire department of that city.
"Mining Visitors.
Visiting Friends.
Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Jolir are tr,
the city from Seligmaa, Mrs. Jolly
X. J. Griffin, oneratinir the North 1 visitinp wil-h fri
'Oaprtol mine at Walker, and Judge' band is serving on the grand jury.
R. E. Johnson, owner of propertied ' Leaves for Home.
m mat district, were in tne city. Irs. K. U. Crowe, after a visit
jraemay on business of their inter- with Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Orthel of
-is. snoin Teport general activity several days.( returned to her homo
and the 'outlook for the year as very in Phoenix yesterday. She is the
-encouraging. mother of Mrs. Orthel, and had an
-cium we aouia. enjoyable time with her many friends
Ed. Parsons, who recently dis- Returns Home.
TOsed of his mining interests on tht.1 Miss Josie Gardner, who lias been
Ilassayampa to Ed. Block, was a vis-ja guest for several days at the home
ior 10 tne city yestcruay from t
toctin. He states that there is a
neral revival of mine work in the
' 'Umax section, and every indication
'f the most activity in many years,
'will Resume Business.
Xhe Antlers Cafe was leased yes
terday to George A. Vallett, and will
reopen about May 15th, with L. 1.
"Vallett, bis father, in charge of the
vsuHnary department. The latter was
the chef at the C.-wstle Hot Springs
Tesoix during the past winter, and
irings his crew to the new location.
Uovelty at Elks Ball.
Indications point to a record break
ing attendance at the Elks May Day
Ball tomorrow night at T. O. O. F. ( is in the city, and will remain for a
nail. For those who do not dance few days visiting with friends. Ha
there will be constant amusement pro- J is en route to the southern part of
vided in the dining room. There the county on legal business,
will be card tables and specialty . Professional Visitor,
songs and acts by two vaudeville ar Dave Hopkins, mining engineer
of R. G. Cartmell. left vesterdav for
her home at Fort Worth, Texas, after
an enjoyable visit.
Business Visitor.
Harry Hibben, Jr., son of one of
the most prominent citizens of Coco
nino county, arrived from Flagstaff,
yesterday, and will remain for a few
days on business.
Had Coast Outing.
Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Knee anfl
daughter returned yesterday from the
coast, alter a visit of several weeks
with friends, and will leave today for
their home at Huron.
Visiting Attorney.
C. B. Wilson, attorney of Flagstaff,
with the United Verde Copper com
pany, was in the city for a b:ef
visit, yesterday, from Jerome, re
turning in the afternoon.
From Cement Works.
E. Barandon, superintendent of the
i. rami uanyon inline and ijeinent cm
pany. at Xelson, on the Santa Fe,
was among the arriva'- !n the citj
yesterday, on court business.
Concludes Visit.
Mrs. "Jack"Joues, who has been
the guest of friends at the seaside
resorts of Southern California for
several weeks, returned to the city
yesterday after a pleasant outing.
Verde Visitor.
Judge William Stephens of Camp
Verde was an arrival in the city yes
terday, to visit with his wife and
children for a few days, and also
tn attend the session of the District
1 "ourt.
Return for Summer.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Owen, visitor.
to the city last year, returned yester
day, after spending the winter in
Maricopa county, and have taken a
vitt.ng' Iu West Prescott. Their
coming for a second season is for the
benefit of the health of Mrs. Owen.
Mr. Owen is recently from Missouri,
and is a wealthy farmer, traveling
tor the benefit of the health of his
wife.
Pleasure Trip.
Ed. Westcott, with the Biaytoc
Commercial company of Wickenburg,
in the accounting department, was a
pleasure visitor to the city, Sunday,
and returned south yesterday morn
ing.
From the Main Line.
Among the residents of Seligman
in the city on court and other duties,
are J. W. Sullivan, cattleman; M.
McBride, merchant; John Dial, dep
uty cheriff, and A. M. Jones, wool
grower.
Will Handle Throttle.
Sam Bishop, one of the best known
of mechanical engineers in the coun
ty, left yesterday for the Tiger Gold
company works. at Harrington,
where he will be the chief hoisting
engineer.
Military Visitors.
Post Quartermaster Sergeant and
Mrs. R. L. Fain, after a few days at
Whipple, as the guests of Sergeant
and Mrs. J. T. McDonald, have re
turned to their station at Fort Win
gate. X. M.
Visiting Friends.
Mrs. I). B. Genung. wife of the
general manager of the Mildred Gold
Mining company, near Stanton, was
an arrival Sunday, and will remain
for a few days as the guest of
friends.
Visiting Stockmen.
T. E. Childers, son of Count;
Road Superintendent T. X. Childers,
was in the city yesterday from Hum
boldt, and will remain for several
days 011 court business. He is en
gaged in the cattle business, and re
ports good times in the industry in
that section.
Sheriff White Here.
"Jack" White, the popular sher
iff of Cochise county, arrived from
Tombstone Sunday morning, and re
turned yesterday to his duties. He
was on a criminal expedition, the na
ture of which was not given public
ity. From the Desert.
T. J. Arnold, former resident of
this city, returned yesterday from
the Riverside Mountains, below Pir.
ker, on the California side of th!'
Colorado river, where he has been
engaged in mining for several
months.
Big Bug Visitor.
George Whittaker. Big Bug mining
man and farmer, was in the city yes
terday on a brief business visit," re
turning home in the afternoon. The
condition of his wife, it will be learn
ed with regret by her many friends
anu acquaintances, lias snowed no
improvement since returning from
California.
Repaired the Ranch.
Charles Burkes of Williams, who
has large ranch and range interests
along Oak Creek, after a few days in
making improvements to his build
ings, returned to the city yesterday,
and will leave today for home. lie
expressed himself as satisfied with
the general outlook in that country
and predicts a prosperous vear to
farmers and cattlemen.
Return to Old Home.
Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Kintr. residents
of the city for several months, with
,.-.! mu, u. o. iviuj;, puarmacist,
will leave today for their old home
at Junction City, Kan., to remain.
They have many friends who regret
their departure. "
Cattle Buyers Arrive.
John Reynolds of Los AnfreW
brother of T. E. Reynolds, the Amia
Fria farmer, and John McCray, of
iai;ersneia, Lai., arrived in the citv
yesterday, and are here to make pur
chases of range steers for their re
spective markets. Mr. Reynolds is
rated as wealthy, and has "large in
terests in Los Angeles, in the car
riage business. Mr. McCrav is one
of the members of the Kern County
RILEY PATTON IS INSPIR1N
ACCIDENTALLY
(From Tuesday's Daily)
Meager advices were received from
Jerome, yesterday afternoon, that
Riley Patton had been accidentally
killed in the United Verde mine, that
morning, but no particulars were ob'
tainable of the unfortunate occur
rence. Mr. Patton was very popular
and bcre an excellent name in that
community. A sad feature of his
loss is that he leaves a wife and sev
eral children. He had been a resident
of the county for many years, and
was about 30 years of age. His
death occasioned many sincere ex
pression.s of sorrow among his many
friends in this city yesterday.
PURCHASE AUTOS.
(From Tuesday's Daily)
Four more recruits for the good
roads movement were added to the
popular cause yesterday, when it was
announced that Chester Dickerson,
merchant of Ash Fork, Thomas and
Charley King, and E. L. Patterson,
cattlemen of Big Chino, had de
cided to adopt the new method of
traveling by ordering up-to-date autos
for their personal uses. The new
highway to the Grand Canyon is al
ready bringing good results.
MILITARY RUMOR.
It
that
(From Tuesday's Dally)
is reported in military circles
when Whipple is garrisoned
again that a battalion of the Twen
ty-fifth Infantry will be ordered to
take the place of the Eighteenth, for
merly stationed here, and now on
duty in Texas. The latter regiment
has been ordered to Jefferson Bar
racks, and in a short time will leave
Fort Sam Houston. The incoming
battalion is composed exclusively of
colored troops.
0 REPOR
ON DRY
FARMING
IMPORTANT LAND
TRANSACTION
CLOSED
(From Sunday's Daily.)
Quite an important land transac
tion was closed in this city yester
day, when Judge J. J. Hawkins pur
chased from Mrs. Sarah F. Harrison
of Los Angeles, her one-half interest
in the old Baker tract of ICO acres,
situated near Jerome Junction. The
seller will be favorably remembered
as Mrs. James M. Baker.
In acquiring the sole ownership of
this fertile land, Judge Hawkins yes
terday, in speaking of the deal,
states it is his intention to begin im
mediately the reclamation of the
property, and to outlay a consider
able stun in improvements. He will
erect a home, and it is probable will
occupy it later. The land will be
cultivated, and in view of the early
approach f the pipe line of the Ari-
Dr. V. T Cooke Declares Yavapai Lands
Can be Made as Profitable as Those
Of the State of Wyoming
The following is the official re- ( With such a market as Prescott
port to the Chamber of Commerce of, affords, it seems to me a very great
Dr. V. T. Cooke, late director of dry pity that better transportation facili
farming for the state of Wyoming, of ties to the Verde Valley are not
his investigations as to the possibil- j available. With no immediate pos
ities of conducting dry fanning sue-1 sibility of railroad communication,
cessfully in Yavapai county: ! every assistance in the lessening of
tue graues in ana out tne vauey
should be afforded. The results
would certainly be of immense value,
both to the county seat and to the
valley.
Mesa soils beyond the Albertson
ranch, visited Thursday, showed un
deniable evidence, from their vege
tation, of adaptability for the grow
ing of exceptionably good crops.
In the afternoon, I experienced
the most enjoyable automobile drive
of my life, in company with R. N.
Fredericks, the president of your
body, over the completed portion
of the Territorial Highway, one of
the best roads I nave ever traveled
over, as near perfect in grades and
completeness of detail as man, seem
ingly, can produce. The vistas from
this highway are unrivaled.
My only cold reception during my
visit, one that I shall ever cherish
as being perfect in every other de
tail, greeted me in the shape of a
very cold wind in the Kirkland Val
ley. This, however, did not last
vapai
There is no doubt in my mind to
day. after my short visit in Yavapai
county; and, taking into considera
tion such information as to precipi
tation and general climatic condi
tions as I have been able to gather
from close observation and examina
tion of the soils in the different sec
tions visited, but what dry farming
can be made absolutely successful;
provided the settler or farmer will
be taught and made to realize the
importance of properly preparing nis
land and using seed raised under
similar conditions.
Prior to my leaving Wyoming, I
made it rav business to secure all
the data available from the United
States weather observer there, rela
tive to the precipitation, etc., of
Yavapai county. I was very agree
ably surprised to note that you have,
in this county, a great deal more
precipitation than I had been led to
believe.
The man is devoid of reason who
expects to raise a crop in the so-
called arid or semi-arid regions with- ,0p ?riTin8. eSht. miIes up the
out the proper application of his ."""7' iuuu" '" KItat i,rm
intelligence and common sense in the "e fln ,the s,,s an( funeral condi-
metiiods used.
tions for the production of big
...... . i crops, under so-called drv farming
lavapai county soils are extreme- fi,j. '
ly fertile; easier to work and morei At th mppt; t Kirt-im.i r
learned that one man had raised
over two tons of grain hay per acre
in 1910, using by no means the be3t
methods in its production. Another
man astonished me with the state
ment that he had raised, in 1910,
more than a ton of .corn per acre,
practically witnout cultivation. Re-
susceptible to the retention of mois
ture than the soils upon which I
have achieved notable successes in
dry farming in my Wyoming experi
ences. On Monday, April 10, the date of
my first investigation, I found, at
Granite Siding, in Lonesome Valley,
soi s that, with proper preparation alizi-n that ,ast vear was the drv.
and cultivation, can be made to raise est 0 record t, t
profitable ops. these statements form most
At Granite Siding I saw a well important evidence of what m; ht
which produces water for domestic have been ,jone bv intensive
purposes as well as for stock The llrv farminjr raethbds.
question was brought up at the Salt I Saturday I investigated a section
Lake Dry Farming Congress as to.of LoeSome Vallev, proposed to be
whether tne government might not reclaimed by means of the retention
be induced to assist the dry farmer L.j ,, tt, ,
--- - - " I'- lut uuil UUUi DU
in the location of water. I would
suggest that this matter be taken
up by your honorable body with
your representative in Congress,
i tiguous streams and flood waters.
Proceeding to Jerome Junction. I
visited .Mr. Muchlcr's dry farm. The
possibilities of raising profitable
zona Land and Irrigation company, j crops are well exemplified here, inas-
that has the large water storage pro
ject at Point of Rocks under con
sideratiou, believes he has the most
desirable farming proposition in that
section. Surveys for the line pass
through the land, and when service
is inaugurated everv inch will be
reached by the flow. The place was
formerly productive, but in recent
years' has had but limited cultivation
from a windmill source of supplying
water.
VACA LAND GRANT LEASED.
(From Sunday's Daily.)
Hugh E. Campbell, one of the
large sheep owners of the Territory,
and F. A. Hinderer, forest supervisor,
returned yesterday from the Baca
Grant lands in the northwestern part
of the county. The trip was taken
to ascertain the boundaries of the
tract, which will be occupied under
lease by the Mount Hope Sheep com
pany, this summer, and of which
corporation Mr. Campbell is a mem
ber. He will drive his sheep to
that point immediately, for grazing.
He expects to leave for Phoenix on
Tuesday, when the preliminary work
of starting the Terrtorial Fair cam
paign will be inaugurated, which he
assumes the presidency of for the
second consecutive year.
SUCCESSFUL DRY FARMING.
(From Sunaay's Daily)
X. P. Blackford, in charge of the
.Murray rancli on Jack Rabbit Flat
Lund nnd r,ll, ,nnn.nr 'f ' wsuor to tne city
K- . "r--y jesieraay, ana reports favorable con-
mfwnn tlnJ r f ?t-1te; ??-th "e ditions in that dr- farming tract-
making their first visit to this see-1 ;:.,o- u t' i. ,
x- j -Hi . . , 1 "i'wimic3 iuc lutiiesL ctuij 01 pea cues
-tion and will leave in a few davs to!rt,.- a J?.i,:i Li. JLS
1 w i'"u.v-u, vwuii- UlllCi xruib
look the range over.
visiting Relatives.
Robt. K. Porter, until recently
with the Castle Hot Sprigs Hotel as
cniei cien;, leit yesterday for Cham
paign, HI., where he will visit with
his parents for a few weeks. He
will return to make this city his
nome again.
Starts Hotel.
Mrs. Lamb, of Vicksburg, on the a.
u. v. ruuruau, was in tne city yes
terday, making purchases for n rnm.
plete hotel service, which she will in
stall at ner place in tnat town In m
short time. The tide of travel is
growing larger, and to "fill a long
felt want" is one of the induce
ments for establishing the hostelry.
HAS RIGHT OF WAY.
WASHINGTON. D. C. Anril 29
The right of way for the "Ffirmors'
free list" was provided today when
the House voted to meet an hour
earlier each day until a vote is reach-:
ed. 1
trees will also be heavv producers.
inis piace is cultivated on distinct
ive lines of drv farmincr. and with
the exception of occasional frosts,
uas always proauced abundantly.
RICH ORE IN DEATH VALLEY.
LOS ANGELES, Cal.. April 29.
.1. .1. sum van, general manager of
the Funeral Range Lead. Silver and
uoia Mining company of Death Val
ley, declares the district shows ore
in abundance and with conditions
favorable to its mining, will produce
wonaenui results. The company has
a silver-lead property and a" gold
group ciown in tne remarkable de
pression of the vnlley. W. D. Se
graves, a well known mining man of
Rock Springs, Wyo., has purchased
an interest in the property and will
share his, time in assisting in the de
velopment work. Mr. Sullivan ias
been associated with "Death Valley
Scotty." who had some claims in
the vicinity.
mucn as 1 notice that he had a
variety of crops growing, the appear
ance "of which testifr that this far
mer knows his business. He is in
dustrious and thriftv and, undoubt
edly, will succeed.
At the Harvey Dairy Farm, where
I met Mr. Hankin, I was convinced,
irom my snort interview with mm,
that he will have one of the best
farms adjacent to Prescott. He is
fortunate in having' both the soil
and the water, and all he requires
is a little time tQ improve this
much-neglected opportunity.
Dry Farmers at the meeting' at
Jerome Junction evinced considerable
intelligence when I talked with them
that afternoon, showing they were
men who understood farming well,
but were open to suggestions along
advanced lines, as applied to so
called dry farming. The quality of
their questions proved this conclu
sively. On the road from Prescott to
Dewey, Tuesday, I saw large areas
of lands in the Agua Fria district.
which I am confident will raise pay
ing .crops, volunteer rye in a field
at Dewey proved fully that, with
out proper methods of farming, with
out any preparation at all, the owner
of this land will have a verv fair
crop. Vwth proper preparation and
by conserving his moisture, he un
doubtedly would have a very large
crop.
Near by, a stand of alfalfa, nearly
ten years old, indicated rapid dete
rioration from neglect. Judging
from this field and the information
gathered, I see no reason why alfalfa
cannot be raised in many portions
of Yavapai county without irriga
tion. Of course, many may laugh
at this statement. I base it on my
thirty years' experience. Tne meet
ing at Dewey was crowded and the
same intelligent interest was evinced
Near Cherry, in the heart of the
mountains, several pretty orchards
reliev the monotony, notable among
which is that of Mr. Wombacher,
who told me this orchard, attended
to at odd moments, had rewarded
him nandsomely for his efforts. His
ground shows proper agricultural
methods.
One of the most charming spots I
nave seen in my thirty years ot
Western experience is the Verde Val-1 pectation
Few, perhaps, realize the paramount
importance to the luture prosperity
of Prescott and Yavapai county in
volved in this most important under
taking. Although George A. Thayer and
Major W. L. Hargrove, the promoter;
of this project, are exploiting it for
their private profit, it should be
borne in mind that it is they who
have realized and grasped this op
portunity, whereby the whole county
and territory must undoubtedly bo
benefited substantially and soon.
I see no reason why the following
crops cannot be successfully grovvt
on the soils above referred to:
Winter wheat, winter rye. spring
barley, oats and wheat, emmer. com
monly called speltz; alfalfa and a
falfa seed, stock beets, potatoes,
field peas, corn, sorghums, Mila
maize, Kaffir corn, etc.; and. possi
bly, winter barley and oats, broom
grass and slender wheat grass.
Without question, the whole range
of deciduous fruits can be grown,
given the selection of the right va
rieties, by the utilization of up-to
date methods and appliances to coun
teract the effect of the frosts.
To those who would succeed. I
cannot recommend too strongly d"eep
plowing, immediate harrowing or
cultivation, and re-harrowing after
heavy rains, thereby forming what
is termed a soil mulch. This mulch
is made for the purpose of prevent
ing evaporation. Further, summer
tilling, to conserve one year's mois
ture to another, thus obtaining two
years' moisture for one maximum
crop. :
A tODservative man myself, and
not knowing a sufficiency of the
general climatic conditions bore, I
make these recommendations; but, I
believe, by a proper rotation of
crops, some crop can be raised every
year.
Invariably, whether under irriga
tion or by so-called dry farming
methods, I emphasize the use of seed
raised by natural precipitation. Too
much stress cannot possibly be laid
on this recommendation.
To the president, secretary, dry
farming committee and other mem
bers of the Prescott Chamber of
Commerce, and to the people gen
erally, of Yavapai county, I tender
my most hearty thanks for their
uniformly courteous and hospitable
attentions. Sometimes assertions are
made which are not verified. I was
assured that I would receive an Ari
zona welcome. I wish to say that
the realization far exceeded mv ex-
ley. The opportunities here, one!
might almost say, are unlimited for
the creation of vast wealth. Here
nre splendid chances for the growing,
under proper methods, of four times
the present tonnage of alfalfa: all
kinds of cereals, fodders and feeds;
for the fattening of cattle, sheep
and hogs; for the chicken and tur
key business, which could be de
veloped, undoubtedly, upon a very
large scale.
Yours very
trulv,
V. T. COOKE.
PRESS ASSOCIATIONS.
ROME, Italy, May 1. The sessions
of the fifteenth International Con
gress of Press Associations began in
Rome today and will continue
through the week. Delegates from
many countries are in attendance

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