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WEEKLY JOURNAL-MIME R, WEDNE1DAY MORNING, OCTOBER 30, 1912.
"Very much excitement is prevail
ing in Jerome and the Upper Verde
valley over oil being developed by
the Jerome Verde Oil Company,
.and ncocrding to many reports re
cived in Prescott yesterday after
noon by telephone the first flow en
countcrcd was estimated at a gallon
Of the many who inspected the
-output, Judge Dcnison gave an in
teresting account of the noteworthy
determination made, and it is his
'belief as well as others who made
an investigation, that it practically
-solves the existence of an oil bed
in the region where the well has
1ecn drilling for sometime. The
first indications of the oil strata be
ing tapped was the cutting into a
gypsum formation, when an artesian
body of water came to the surface
from a depth of approximately 1,000
feet, yesterday during the forenoon.
A small volume of oil was noticeable
jn the initial flow of water, and later
assumed such an increase in volume
-that the information was immediately
imparted to stockholders in Jerome,
about six miles distant.
SCHOOL OP MUSKETRY
HERE IS NOW ASSURED.
CTrom ThtmAajra tfartyi
Major General Arthur Murray, U.
S. A., commanding the western di
vision with headquarters at San
"Francisco, has officially endorsed the
establishing of a school of musketry
at Fort Whipple, as the recommen
dation in his usual report submit
ted to the Secretary of War at
Washington, will verify. General
Murray in speaking of the selection
of Whipple for this military purpose,
"'The importance 'of the school of
musketry is so great that it should
be converted into a service school
for the army at large as soon as
practicable. Pending its removal to
Fort Sill, Oklahoma, which is not
likely to come for some years, it
should meanwhile, be removed to
This brief but emphatic declaration
on the part of this prominently
known military man, follows after
tin investigation of the field he fav
ors so strongly for having this arm
of the service located at Fort Whip
ple. General Murray was a visitor
to Whipple about six months ago,
and inspected the military target
range at the Point of Rocks, but
was non-committal on his observa
tions. Later General Schuyler, com
manding the department, made i
similar inspection, and aside from
being favorably impressed with cli
matic conditions, and the stability
and convenience of Whipple as a
garrison, maintained a silence that
was significant of approving the post
as a school of musketry center. Both
officers arc of high rank, and it is
generally believed that their endorse
ment in due time will receive fav
orable action by the War Depart
During the past two years the
War Department has expended over
$30,000 in improving the target
range adjunct of the post, and the
"last contract awarded in September
to Brannen & Saucr of this city in
grading and leveling the tract, is
now being completed, requiring an
addition outlay of about $7,500. With
Whipple as a school of musketry
for the military service, it will be
one of the largest posts in the west
Many military men agree that not
less than from 800 to 1,200 soldiers
will be permanently on duty, while
the number of officers will run from
thirty to fifty, according to the de
tail made. New barracks, addltlona
officers' quarters, and increased ac
commodations in the quartermaster
and commissary departments also
will be required. In short Whipple
as a military center, will assume that
interest as when it was the head
ouartera of the department, and had
on duty at different times over 1,000
men. The recommendations mau
by General Murray, General Schuy
ler, and other officers of high rank
favoring the above post lor tiie spc
cifie service desired, is due to tn
unsurpassed climate, the clearness of
the atmosphere, and one of tne nesi
tarset rantres in the nation, an idea
combination which no other military
division ot tne coumry i'uj.c.vj
and which is admitted by all wli
have made Inspections at different
times since the War Department
took up the matter for consideration
An exodus from that city follow
ed and the reports were substantiat
ed by the many who later returned
after making close observations. A
desirable condition attached to the
successful determinations accom
plished is the high grade of the oil
developed, which, Judge Oenison
states, is practically pure, and car
ries the coloring of kerosene. The
Utest telephone reports stated that
the drill had penetrated the gypsum
formation to a depth of twentjr-five
feet, and the water was coming to
the surface with greater force than
when originally developed earlier in
the day. The shutting off of the ar
tcstian flow of water by cementing
the well will be the next procedure,
when further drilling will be prose
cuted, and the oil flow retained.
The holdings of the Jcromc-Vcrde
are situated about one mile north of
the Cottonwood store, and among
the main stockholders arc James
Page, W. A. Jordan, C. II. Ruther
ford, Judge Dcnison and others of
Jerome and the Verde Valley, with
several residents of Prescott also the
holders of big blocks of stock.
BECKER GUILTY, IS
VERDICT OF THE JURY.
NEW YORK, Oct. 25 (Friday)
Police Lieutenant Charles Becker
wai found guilty of murder in the
first degree by the jury trying him
for instigating the death of Herman
Rosenthal, the gambler. The ver
dict was rendered at 12:02 this morn-
ng. Becker was remanded for sen
tence on October 30th.
Mrs. Becker, sitting outiide the
door of the courtroom, swooned
when the verdict was announced.
Becker did not flinch when he heard.
the verdict pronounced 'by Harold B.
Skinner, foreman of the jury. Chief
Counsel Mclntyre said he would
take an immediate appeal.
The penalty of murder in the first
degre is death in the electric chair.
An appeal from the verdict goes di
rectly to the Court of Appeals at At
bany and acts as a stay of cxecu
tions. When the jurors left the
court room they went directly to
their homes under the mandate of
Justice GofI "not to communicate
the nature of what had taken place
in the jury room."
Just before the verdict Mclntyre
made a plea and asked the court to
grant his earlier request for the jury
o inspect the testimony of the per
sons who talked with Schepps at
Hot Springs. The Court refused
Mclntyre opposed the granting of
the request of the jury when made
six and a half hours before. The
jury had deliberated eight hours be
fore reaching a verdict although the
case had been in their hands since
NEW YORK, Oct. 24, Lieuten
ant Becker sat in a cell in the
Tombs tonight while across the
Bridge of Sighs in the darkened
criminal courts building twelve men
struggled to decide whether he was
guilty of the murder of Herman
The jury took the case after .1
three hours' charge by Justice Goff
which Becker characterized as dis
trictly unfair to the defense and a
"thinly veiled summing up for the
state." Stripped of its legal verbi
age the charge in effect was a rul
ing of the guilt or innocence of the
prisoner and rested almost solely on
the debatable point whether Sam
Schepps was an accomplice. The
Court himself was doubtful and de
clincd to instruct the jury how to
regard Schepps' evitlnce. What he
did instruct was to return a verdict
of first or second degree murder or
acquit the defendant. Manslaughter
was eliminated. The "no compro
mise" verdict was directed upon mo
tion of Becker's counsel. The great
er part of the instructions dealt with
first degree murder.
(From Thursday's Dally)
Al Vroom was In the city yester
day from his Tom Kimhro mining
camp on the summit of the Copper
Basin rantrc. and stated that recent
development was satisfactory. A
larger body and better grade of ore
Is beimr exposed with depth, and it
is his intention to conduct a large
line of work during the winter. He
reports many prospectors running
through that field since tne com
merciat has assumed the appearance
PINE EXHIBITS AT
THE CAMP VERDE FAIR.
(From Wednesday's Dally.)
"The Friendship Flying Squad"
of Prescott made a trip to Camp
Verde yesterday to attend the initial
fair given by the people of that
prosperous section of Yavapai Coun
ty. Although it was a long and ar
duous trip all felt well repaid for
they were afforded the opportunity
of viewing products of the soil that
were simply marvelous in size and
The fair lasted two days, yester
day being the closing one. The at
tendance was large, particularly on
Monday but the crowd was of a size
yesterday to cause, wonderment as
to where all the people came from.
But they were there and looked
at their own achievements and of
their neighbors and contrasted them.
There was not an .exhibit however
but was worthy of praise.
Both days there was a sport pro
gram, Monday being devoted to
r't- I I rr ,
icais oi iiorscmansuip anu xucsuay
to a baseball game in the forenoon
and racing events in the afternoon.
TJic ball game was between teams
of single and married men, and the
youths with no matrimonial yokes
around their necks got away with
the long end of the score.
The- .feature of the race program
was a running event between a bay
and a black marc. The bay was by
ong odds the favorite in the betting
and it looked like easy pickings for
her. There were a few game sports
liowcvcr who risked their shcckelsat
the tempting odds offered and to
the surprise of everyone, even the
owner, the old black buggy horse
cat out the thoroughbred by a nose
thereby causing great joy to well up
in the hearts of the game sports
who had taken a forlorn chance.
Next year the Camp Verde peo
ple arc going to outshine themselves.
They were new to the fair business
this season, but they have profited
by their experience and things will
go more smoothly in the future.
The prize-winners of the fair just
closcu, were as follows:
Largest 'squash or pumpkin, A. C.
Largest head cabbage, E. Bachat.
Best half bushel Irish potatoes,
Best half bushel sweet potatoes,
Largest collccton, M. L. Osborn.
Best half dozen, E. Monroe.
Best collection, C. B. Couson.
Best half dozen, C. D. Willard.
Best collection, M. L. Osborn.
Best half dozen, C. D. Willard.
Best collection, C. D. Willard.
Best Collection, Mrs. D. W. Wing
Best pound of butter, L. B. God-
Best span work horses, C. B. Coul-
Best span work mules, R. Thomp'
Best mule colt, W. G. Wingficld.
Best Decapo colt, E. Wine.
Best Cochise colt, D. W. Wing
Best all purpose colt, Lex Wall.
Rhode Island Reds, L. P. Buston.
Silver Lace Wvandottcs. C. C.
White Lcuhorn's. Mrs. E. W.
Brown Leghorn's, Mrs. Geo. Reed.
Buff Orphingtons', h.. T. Mul
Bard Rocks ,R. T. Thompson.
Braize Turkeys, Mrs. Granville
Ducks, Mrs. Granville Fein.
Visitors From Prescott.
Those who made the trip to
Camp Verde from Prescott yester
day were: J. A. Hope, W. H, Timcr-
hoff, R. N. Fredericks, Dr. J. W,
Flinn, Frank G. Brown, Harry Heap
H. Brisley, Ed Meek, Ed Shumate
Harry Shumate, James Whetstine
A. W. Bork, Joe Roberts, Frank
Whisman, E. A. Kastner and P. R
WILL TAKE BODY OF
BROTHER TO OLD HOME
(Prom Friday Dally.)
G. J. Ruskin left the city Tuesday
afternoon for Sonora, Mexico, near
the Obisco Mining camp, where the
remains of his brother will be dis
interred and taken to the old home
at Mcadcvillc, Pennsylvania and laid
away. The deceased was killed by
bandits over one and a halt years
ago, while leaving the country, when
he refused to give up his horse ami
Winchester rifle, and considerable
monev. A companion escaped wit
several wounds, but later died at El
Paso. Texas. Mr. Ruskin has been
endeavoring for several months to
secure a wermit for removing th
body, and was successful only last
LOS ANGELES BOOSTERS
ARE TO VISIT PRESCOTT.
"I regard our 'Boosters' excursion
to Arizona Sunday as one of the
most profitable ever run by the
Chamber of Commerce," said Secre
tary Wiggins yesterday. "Every
year more than 10,000 Arizonans
come here to pass the summer. They
pend their money in Los Angeles
and at adjacent beach points. Now
s a chance to reciprocate and help
build up trade with our neighbors.
"This State fair, to be held In
hoenix from the 28th inst., until
November 2, is one of the annual
attractions of Arizona and it alone
s well worth attending. In addition
he Chamber of Commerce is offer
ing a side trip to Grand Canyon."
A letter was sent to the members
of the chamber of commerce urging
tern to go on the excursion.
Among the arguments advanced in
lie letter are. the following:
"Have you any trade in Arizona?
f tso i it .pot to yqur advantage to
send one of your representatives on
ic Chamber of Commerce trip? Get
acquainted with your patrons and
make new ones.
"If you have no trade in that sec
tion, don't you think it would be to
your advantage to send some one
along to secure a certain amount of
"The residents of Arizona corn-
lain that Los Angeles docs not
show them the courtesies it should
for the amount of trade and travel
sent us yearly.
"This excursion of the Chamber
was arranged at the request of the
Arizona people and we cannot make
a success without the support of
ic business interests."
It seems that El Paso is keenly
live to the constantly increasing
trade in the new State and a short
time ago the El Paso Chamber of
Commerce sent a special train filled
with business boosters to every large
own in Arizona. Secretary Wiggins
etieves the local business men can
offset this effort on the part of the
Tcxans by joining the present "Glad
The excursion is run on an eco
nomical basis, $45 covering trans
portation for the round trip. An
upper berth, is $9 and a lower, $11
for trie round trip. Meals will be
served on the diners. The trip is
arranged at a minimum cost and
even the Chamber of Commerce re
presentative will have to pay his
car fare and incidentals.
Stops will be made at Yuma,
Douglas, Bisbec, Tucson, Phoenix,
Prescott, Flagstaff, Willianu, with a
whole day spent at Phoenix and the
Grand Canyon. The train will be
one of the best, with observation
car, two diners, standard sleeping
cats and other equipment.
This time of the year is regarded
as ideal for travel in Arizona and
the Grand Canyon will be seen at
The special will leave at 9:30 a.
m. Sunday over the Southern Pa
The train is due to reach Phoenix
Tuesday morning. The State Fair
will celebrate "Elks Day" while the
Chamber of Commerce excursionists
Leaving Phoenix Wednesday morn
ing, the special will carry the party
to Flagstaff .and Williams. They
will visit Grand Canyon from the
attcr point, arriving early Thursday
morning, and departing late the
same night. The special arrives in
Los Angeles Friday afternoon, No
ccmbcr 1. Los Angeles Times.
GREAT DIVIDE IS
CROSSED BY MINER.
(Prom Thursday's Dally)
H. T. Scott, one of the best known
mining men in this section of Ari
zona, passed away yesterday after
noon from acute attack of bronchi
tis. For several mouths he had been
in poor health, incidental to a life in
the open and under climatic condit
ions of the severest in following Ills
vocation as a miner and prospector
The deceased was a man of gener
ous impulses, and his many deeds
of consideration toward his fellow
man is one of the tributes to his
memory that will be cherished by
those who knew him best. Mr,
Scott was recognized as a capable
mining man, and at the time of his
death was interested in placer
ground near Vlck6burg, on the A. &
C. railroad, as well was he the own
cr of quartz mines in other sections
of the country.
He was aged about sixty years
and lor over a quancr ui , icmm;
had resided in this county. The re
mains arc at RufTncr's and after a
sister is heard from residing in Call
fornia, will the funeral date be an
NEW CUB MANAGER.
CHICAGO. Oct. 24. President
MurDhy officially announced Joh
Evers as the next manager of th
DRAW TIGHT LINES ON
MINERAL CLAIM FILINGS
(Fseaa Friday's Da.)
Important rulings tending to draw
tighter the lines of the government
on mineral land locations have beer,
received from WashitiKton by Re
ceiver Charles Arnold of the United
States land office. The new rulings
nave been issued by the government
officials in an effort to check the
operations of wildcat promoters.
Mining engineers here, however.
consider that one of the rulings will
have the effect of checking develop
ment of big mineral properties. They
claim one. ruling marks thc passing
of the prospector and means that
prospectors can only lay claim to
properties where there arc surface
ndications of ore in paying quan
tities. The wording of this ruling
is as follows:
"Mineral found in surface rock
alone will not amount to a discovery
unless the same contains ore in pay
ing quantities. Discovery of mineral
cannot be claimed simply because the
surface indications, combined with
geological inference, indicate that
other and unconnected lodes or veins,
ie at a greater depth.
Rules For Valid Claims.
Other rulings of great import
ance to holders of government min
eral lands read as follows:
"The following elements arc nec
essary to constitute a valid discov
ery upon a lode mining claim:
"1. There must be a vein or lode
of quartz or other rock in place.
"2. The quartz or other rock in
READY FOR BIG BOUT.
(Frost Wednesday's Daily)
The evening of Monday, Novem
ber 4th has been selected as the
time to settle the much mooted
question of physical supremacy be
tween (.'Young" Mitchell and Jack
McMahn, the "Fighting Fireman" of
this city. The details arc now all
arranged and there is nothing left
for to do except for the principals
to get in shape for the affair. Each
man realizes a great deal depends on
the outcome of the bout,, aside from
the purse, which the winner takes in
its entirety, for it means that the de
feated man is a "has-been" in this
part of the sporting world, any
McMahn docs not undestimate the
ability of his opponent and has se
cured Geo. Roberts, the former
sparring partner of Jim Flynn to put
lim in trim for the fight of his
ifc. A swell training room has
icen fitted up and every afternoon
the "Professor" and the "White
Hope" Roberts mix it for a few
rounds at four o'clock. An invita
tion is extended to the fans to be
present and witness the training of
the "Pride of Prescott."
The articles of agreement entered
into by McMahn and Young Mitch
ell are as follows:
Articles of Agreement.
These articles of agreement, made
and entered nto this I7th day of
October, 1912, by and between
Young Mitchell, the party of the
first part, and Jack McMahn, the
party of the second part.
The parties to this agreement
contract to box 20 rounds in the
city of Prescott, Arizona, on the
night of Monday, November 4th,
That the weight for this contest
-shall be catch weights.
That the sum of $50.00 by each
of the contestants shall be put up
as appearance bond, subject to for
feit unless, doctor's certificate guar
That the winner shall take all.
That the Marquis of Queensbcrry
rules shall govern.
That fighting in clinches with one
arm free is allowed.
That the wearing of soft bandages
shall be permissible subject to the
approval of the referee.
That the gloves shall be regula
tion weight (5 oz.)
That the choice of corners shall
be determined by the toss of a
coin, cither before or after entering
SAN JOSE, Oct. 24. A sharp
earthquake was felt at 7:17 o'clock
tonight. There wjis no damage.
OYSTER BAY. Oct. 24. Roose
vclt was up and walking about the
house unassisted all day. Tomorrow
he expects to resume work.
place must carry gold or some other
valuable mineral deposit.
"3. The two preceding elements,
when taken together, must be such
as to warrant a prudent man in the
expenditure of his time and money
in the effort to develop a valuable
"These arc most important rulings"
said Receiver Arnold. "Their effect
is to preclude as far as possible the
filing of mineral claims for specula
tive purposes by wildcat promoters."
"Strict enforcement of the regula
tion concerning surface prospects,"
said a local mining engineer, "means
that many good properties can neith
er be discovered nor mined. It means
the passing of the prospector and
the loss of his labors. I believe that
the regulations cannot be enforced,
if a fight is made in the courts.
"1 consider the ruling as absurd,
for the reason that it is well known
to all mining men that it is not fre
quent that ore in paying quantities
is found on the surface. Many of
the great mines or Arizona were dis
covered through geological inference.
In fact, modern mining, to a large
extent, is based on geology and the
inferences we draw from it.
"I am informed that the hope of
the government is that this ruling,
strictly enforced, will eliminate the
operations of the wildcat promoter.
This is calculated to work great
hardship on legitimate promoters and
check a vast industry."
ON UPWARD TREND.
KANSAS CITY STOCK YARDS,
Oct. 21. -The general cattle market
advanced 10 to 25 cents last week,
everything participating excent veal
calves, which m? 21 to 75 cents,
and prime finished steers. None of'
the latter class were received, but
they arc quotable around $1075 for
best, about a quarter under the high
est time. Country buyers are the
backbone of the market, their pur
chases last week aggregating 35,000
cattle here. Another heavy run
came in today, 28,000 head, about
one fourth more than anybody ex
pected today. Country buyers have
again saved the day for the market,
sales ranging steady to ten lower
than the best time last week. Killer
buyers arc rendered harmless by
the extraordinary demand from the
country, else they might be counted
on to do effective work in lowering
prices. Kansas is still shipping free
ly, pasture cattle selling today at
$5.00 to $8.50, including: Old Lcxl-
cos grazed in Kansas, Ohio feeder
buyers took eight loads of Green
wood county steers at $6.15 to $6.50,
on which the best bids from packers
was $6.00 to $6.30. Common cows
made the biggest gain in the quar
antine division last week. Run there
today is 116 carloads, selling a
shade lower, steers at $4,25 to $6.00,
cqws $3.25 to $5.00. Thirty cars from
Arkansas and five cars from Louisi
ana are included in quarantine re
ceipts today. The Panhandle and
Colorado are shipping freely, largely
stock steers at $5.50 to $7.00, feeders
$6.00 to $7.00, and some mountain
beef steers at $6,00 to $7.50, cows
and heifers $4.25 to $6.00, Hogs
have struck a rough place, market
10 lower today, following heavy de
clines last week. Receipts arc heav
ier, but arc still far below runs a
year ago. Tpp heavy today $8.75,
middle weights $R.40 to $8.70, light
$8,25 to $8.60. Sheep made a big
gain tast week, shippers receiving
$100 to $200 per car more for con
signments than they expected when
loading. The market Is a quarter
lower than high time today, supply
30,000 here today, Lambs bring
$6.75 to $7.25, feeding lambs around
$6.00, wethers $3.75 to $4,50, ewes
$3.50 to $4.00.
RECEIVES SAD NEWS.
(From Friday ' Dally.)
A. W, Edwards, of this city, has
received the sad news of the death
of his brother, Albert Earnest Ed
wards, which occurred in San Joie,
Cal on October 19. Besides leav
ing a wife the deceased was the
father of Miss Georgia M., Bertha
J. and Walter A. Edwards, of Los
Gatos, Cal., and brother of Miss
Jessie Edwards, of Alma, Mrs. Ester
Sobcy, of Alma, Mrs. Grace Light
ncr of Berkeley, Mrs. Emily Sobcy,
of San Francisco, T. C. Edwards of
Pacific Grove, A. W. Edwards, of
Prescott, Arizona, and Fred Ed
wards, of San Francisco. He was a
native of California, and aged 45
-several months ago. ,
of a bonanza property.