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WEEKLY JOURNAL-MINE, WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 30, 1912.
FAIR MARKS NEW ERA
FOR THE VERDE VALLEY
Success of the First Undertaking Far
Exceeded Most Sanguine Hopes
' Of its Prombt'ers.
CAMP VERDE, Oct. 28. October!
21st. and 22nd. of 1912, made a new
and interesting, page in the history
of Verde Valley, which has for sev
eral years been attracting ' the -attention
of the outside world by its
The fair, like all great events of
history, had a small beginning.
Early in 1911 the members of the
W. C. T. U. thought to have a1
Children's Fair. '
To th.in,k iwtp do, ,wth these,
mpthersn Israel. What was start
.td for the " crildrci - to encourage:
them in .their work .of growing agri
cultural products And doing small
carpenter work by the boys, and
cooking, sewing and other domestics
accomplishments by the girls,
brought out the -older ones to see
the results, and right then and there
the idea sprouted that the people
of this valley could and would have
a regular fair the next year.
So in the spring of 1912 a meet
ing was called, Fair Commissioners
chosen and a heroic work begun.
Money was solicited and the peo
ple far and near became interested
and enthused and promised to exhib
it best products of their year's in
dustry and lend their aid in making
the Fair a success in every way.
On the 19th of October, 1912,
Campe Verde was the scene of great
activity. Ranchmen began pouring
in with their exhibits and by sun
dawn the old Stephen's store build
ing, where the Fair was to be held,
was transformed into a veritable
museum. There was a most wonder
ful display of vegetables of every
variety, grain and hay, fruits of all
kinds, fresh, canned, preserved and
dried, an excellent display of fancy
worVcut flowers arid -potted plants.
The children took an active part
and had' a fine display of their work
done in the several schools together
with samples of their sewing, cook
ing and manual training and were
awarded their special prizes.
Besides all this there were high
bred horses, imiles, colts and hogs,
fine milch cows with their young
calves; thoroughbred chickens, ducks
Early Monday morning the peo
pic began to assemble. One of the
surprising things to a stranger is,
where all the people came from.
One would never dream that so
many people could come out of these
hill and valleys. There were over
five' hundred visitors to the first
valley Fair during its two days.
There were representatives from
Jerome, Cottonwood, Oak Creek,
Heaver Creek and a large delegation
from Middle Verde, Lower Verde
and Clear Creek and on the second
day about twenty of the leading
business" 'men of Prescott rolled in
with nut op but unfortunately too
late to see the exhibits at their best
as they were already being packed
for shipment tQ the State Fair at
The, program for! the two days
-was carried out in evcry.uctaij.t rrcji,
Hates 'of Prescott mofle nn interest
Ing, but short talk, speaking words
of cnpotiragetnenr to the assembled
.people atuUgivrriffniny useful and
timely hints for preparation for the
work next year.
Following7 this Vs (he basket
ball game,- pevecii Middle Verde
and Camp' Verdo, the; fatter coining
out victorious. This was one of the
leading features of the forenoon and
chowed great skill and vivacity on
the part of the players gf both
Lunch, consisting of baked beans,
sandwiches, hot tamalcs, doughnuts
rind coffee, was served on the
grounds, during which hour the
Verde orchestra, under the direc
tion of Mr. K. T. Mulhollaiid fur
nished good music.
Tuesday was given over entirely to
sports. The base ball game be
tween the married and single men
was so close that it is unnecessary
to Kive the score. The married men
proved that they arc "only boys
trroWn tall" and that "a Horse can
trot for all its old." Immediately
after dinner came the races, witness
ed by a large crowd of interested
people. The ball at night was con
ducted in an orderly manner and was
The prizes awarded for the diff
erent exhibits and sports arc as fol
Best half dozen apples, E. W.
Monroe. . '
Best .collection of , apples, C. Hi
Best half dozen peaches, C. D.
Best collection of peaches, M. O.
Best half dozen pears,' C. , Wil-
Best collection of . pears, '-C' D.
Best collection nil kinds of fruit,
Robert Finnic ,
Best collection all . canned fruits,
Mrs. D. Yi Wjngfield.
Largest squash, A. C. Tilson.
Largest cabbage, E, Bochat.
Best half bushel Irish potatoes,
Best ' half bushel sweet potatoes,
Best collection all kinds of vege
tables, M. 0. Osborn.
Best pound butter, Mrs. L. B.
Best Rhode Island Red, L. P.
Best Silver Laced Wyandots, C.
Best White Leghorns, E. W. Mon
Best Brirtwn Leghorns, Herbert
Best Buff. Orphingtnns, E. T. Mul
Best Barred Plymouth Rocks, R.
Best Brbnzc Turkeys, Granville
Best Ducks, 'Granville Fain.
Free for All Benjamin McDonald,
first money; Fred Micklc, second
Saddle Horse Race, Frank Dick
crson, first money; Ralph Marshall,
Cow Horse Race. Gyles Goswjck,
first money; Frank Wingficld, sec
Relay Race, E. Willard, first mon
ey; Al. Fain', second money?
Hay and Grain. ,
Best doffeh cars corn, Fred At
Best dozen stalks corn, Chas. Har-
Best half bushel wheat, E. W.
Best half-bushel oats, Wm. God
ard. Best half bushel barley, Chas.
Best collection hav and urain.
Best 'half bushel beam, L, B.
Best span mules, R. Thompson.
Best pan horses, C. B. Coulson.
Best all purpose colt, Lex Walls.
Best milch cow, L. B. Godard.
Best hog, Wm. Godard.
Best mule colt, W. G. Wingficld.
Best "Dccapo" colt, Robert Hop
,per. Best "Cochise" Colt, D. W. Wing
Second "Cochise" colt, W. G.
There is an end to all good things.
Wednesday morning the people be
gan to take their departure to their
various homes all voicing the same
word? of praise to the citizens for
their unqualified success in carrying
out all plans.
Too much praise 'cannot be given
the Fair Commissioners: E. T. Mul
holland, chairman; D. W. Wingfield,
secretary and treasurer; C. C. Cal
laway, John Bristow, Bcnj. McDon
ald, who were untiring in their ef
forts from the bginning to the end.
Already money has been pledged
and plans made for a bigger anil bet
ter Fair next year.
O. 0. P. FUNDS.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26. Con
tributiotu of $591,000 and expendi
tures of $558,000 in the republican
presidential campaign fund were dis
closed in a financial statement of the
national committee, filed today with
the V.lerk of the house of represen
tatives. Charles P, Taft heads the
list with $56,000 contributed.
Is The Question
AKetller It's Better
sion Next Montk
The first of
Court Decision Makes Canvassing Board
' ; Necessary and Term of Legislature
Expires Beginning of 1913.
The prospect of the extra session
of the legislature being deferred
until January, 1913, is not as bright
as it was ten days ago, according to
a well informed politician; It is
known that Strong pressure is being
brought on the governor by both the
advocates and opponents of a No
vember session and the question is
said to be under advisement by the
government and the cat is as likely
to jump toward November as Janu
It is known that Attorney General
George Purdy Bullard has pointed
out that should the session be post
poned until next year that its acts
might be questioned under construc
tion of the law to the effect that the
present legislature goes out of ex
istence with the present year.
May Call Session Early.
The matter is being given a thor
ough investigation by the attorney
general and if this investigation sup
ports his present opinion, he will
so report to the governor and the
governor will undoubtedly call the
extra session for the month of No
vember. VERDE OIL FLOW
fFrom Tuesday Daily;
All doubt over the striking of
oil at the well of the Jerome-Verde
Company near Cottonwood in Upper
Verde Valley, was settled Saturday
by the arrival in the city of Judge
Dcnnison and C. H. Rutherford, of
Jerome, both substantiating former
reports sent out, after making per
Judge Denison states that as the
secretary of the company, he had a
consultation with Mr. Wakefield
foreman of the company, and the
alter stated that in the many years
he had been occupied with nil drill
ing operations the grade of the
flow from the Verde well is the
finest he had ever seen out of the
irround. Mr. Wakefield s services
were secured to take charge of the
drilling from the Coalinga field, in
California, where he had been em
ployed by the Union Oil Company.
Ut to yesterday afternoon the oil
had continued to flow with the wat
er, but it wrs believed the volume
was increasing, .and measured at
least a barrel an hour of sixty gal
lons. The gypsum formation had
been passed through, and oil sand
was being penetrated, a favorable in
dication. For the present the water
will not be cemented off and Mr
Wakefield is of the belief that he
wil.l haye n commercial production
well established by Christmas.
C. H. Rutherford, also interested
as a stockholder, reports very much
excitement prevailing in Jerome as
well ns throughout the Verde val
ley, with hundreds of people going
u the well to make investigations.
The strike is a bona fide one, he says,
ami the grade of the oil has occas
ioned very much comment among
men who arc conversant with the
output of other fields.
Mr. Rutherford also stated that a
perceptible increase in the volume
of oil coming up is noticeable since
the discovery was first made. He
also Htntcs that the gypsum bed pen
etrated was about fifteen feet in
thickness, and oil sand is now being
driven into. Drilling continues unin
terruptedly day and night, and the
well yesterday was 1,055 feet deep.
TO DEDICATE CATHEDRAL.
DENVER, Oct. 26. Cardinal Far-
Icy arrived 1icrc this morning to
participate with two arclibisliops,
twelve bishops and more than one
hundred priests in the dedication of
the Cathedral of Immaculate Con
ception, beginning on Sunday.
NOW ON THE
to Call Extra Ses
or Wait Until
the I ear.
It may be fully credited that if
the attorney general recommends a
session for November, or for De
cember that the governor will not
hesitate to make the call, despite the
opposition from business men who
are members of the legislature.
May Call Session Soon. '
The state administration hns a
definite program that it lishcs car
ried out by the extra session and it
will take no chances on having its
work vitiated by a technicality and
for this reason it is pointed out that
the governor will more than likely
issue a call within the next ten days
or two weeks for an extra session.
When the call is made, however,
the reason that will be given is that
since the recent decision of the su
preme court nullifying tlc law pro
viding for the proper canvassing of
election returns, there is no legal
way Of making such canvass of re
turns. Inasmuch as the election will be
held November 5, less than two
weeks away, the session would have
to be called for several days prior
to that time if a way of making the
canvass is provided.
TIDE IS TURNING
So Declares F.HL Murphy
Who Has Returned
From TuMdny'n Daltv)
F. M. Murphy, who returned Sun
day from an extended business trip
to the eastern cities, stated yester
day that while the political situa
tion was somewhat complicated,
there was no disguising the fact that
the last two weeks would witness
an avalanche of voters toward Presi
The tide was beginning to turn
in that direction when he left New
York city ten days ago, and when
in Chicago later, reassuring news
was received that the people were
awake to the necessity of getting
into line immediately. Mr. Murphy
reiterates that business men are
grasping the true import of what
faces them nud their interests, while
from the standpoint of labor and the.
reduction of the tariff, if all signs' in
dicate anything there should be a
tidal wave of ballots to maintain the
system of protection that is reflect
ed in the hundreds of thousands of
happy and contended homes of Am
Mr, Murphy hastens his trip home
in order to take an active part in
the closing days of tkc campaign and
to cast his first Arizona vote for a
president who lias been a friend to
this country, and lo Prescott in par
ticular; RECEIVER APPOINTED.
KANSAS CITY, Oct. 266. Judge
Pollock of the federal court today
appointed Frank Travis receiver for
the Great Western Portland Cement
Co., of lola, Kansas. The company
i; capitalized for a million and a
SALEM, Mass., Oct. 26, The
(rial of Ettor, Giovauuitti and Caru
so was postponed today on ac
count of the illness of Juror John
fournal-Mlner Hgh class Job work
Wke Social Mirror
,'From Sundays 'Dally.)
Mr. and Mr.' H. Cnlvig enter
tained with five hundred on Thurs
day evening, this being the first of a
scries of parties which they arc to
The Ladies' Aid Society of the
Congrcgntionnl Church met at the
home of -Mrs. Amandus C Bttrmis
tcr in .North Mt., Vernon street on
Wednesday afternoon! There was
a large attendance and some impor
tant business was transacted in con
nection with the-' plans for a bazaar
which" tjicy, Arc , to hohl about
Thanksgiving. Refreshments were
served ' aiyl a pleasant, social hour
Mrs. Frnnk Murphy' entertained
the Guild of the Episcopal church
On 'Friday' ttftcrttoon of this week
Mrs. Timerhoff entertained .at a
bridge whist luncheon. When the
guests arrived the ''rooms1 wcrV 'Set
with tables for the luncheon which,
was served first, and was followed
by several hours spent in most en
joyable playing bridge whisfj . MrM
G. E. Mcany von the prize for
high score wjitcli proved to. bc a
dainty piece of Parisian ware and
Mrs. Harris received a Delft plate
for slams. Mrs. Timerhoff was as
sisted in receiving by Mrs J. B
Tomtiuson and Mrs. Henry Timer
hoff, her , other 'guests being Mrs.
W. A. Kent, Mrs. C. A. Pct.er, Mrs.
R. J. Roper, Mrs. F. O. Smith, Mrs.
V. C- Salinger, Mrs. H. D. Aitkcn,
Mrs. Harry Brlsley, Mrs. Maude
Baldwin, Mrs. George H. Francis,
Mrs. O. A. Ilcsla, Mrs. M. B.
Hazeltlnc, Mrs. E. A. Kastncr, Mrs,
G. E. Mcany, Mrs. W. W. Ross,
Mrs. J. William Waara, Mrs. F. C.
Adams, Mrs. Thomas Campbell, Mrs
Harris, Mrs. J. J.' Hawkins and Mrs.
Charles 'T. JoIin.
A surprise parjy was given Mrs.
J. Jacoby on Wednesday afternoon
of this week. Music and cards,
bountiful refreshments and an enjoy
able "talkfcst" sped the. hours away.
Those present were: Mr. and Mrs.
Adolph Mpscr, Mr. and Mrs. W. 1.
Birch, Mr. and Mrs. F. XI Keller,
Mrs. Jake Blumberg, Mrs. Peter
Eckbcrg. Mrs. Carl Fisher and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Timerhoff
entertained with five hundred on the
evening of October the sixteenth in
celebration of' Mr. Timerhoff's birth
day anniversary. After a pleasant
evening spent in playing this popu
lar game a delicious luncheon was
served, after which came the surprise
of the evening. An elaborate birth
day cake with candles all alight was
brought in and set before Mr. Tim
erhoff, who was expected to cut it
into the appropriate number of piec
es for those present. The guests
were Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Peter,
Mr. and Mrs. 1- E. Ilcsla, Mr. and
Mrs. J. H. Robinson, Mr. nud Mrs,
I. B. Toinlfns'on,' "Mr. and Mrs. W.
W! Ros, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. N.
Hoffman. .Mr. and Mrs. W. T.
King and Mr. anil Mrs. James Whct
stine. Mrs. J. H. Robinson won
high score for the ladies and Mrs,
J. B, . Toiulinson, the slams, while
the gentlemen's prize were won
by Mr. James Whctstinc, high scqre.
and Mr. J. B, Tomlinsort, slams.
Mrs. W. T. King entertained with
luncheon and five hundred at her
home' on' North Pleasant street on
Thursday and again nn Friday. The
house was prettily decorated with
bouquets of white and of gold chry
santhemums and the guests were
served at,, small tables scattered
through the rqoms, the tables being
cleared Inter and used for cards.
Mrs. king's Clients on Thursday
were: Mrs. J. V Stewart, Mrs. W.
D. Baker, Mrs. George Ruffner, Mrs.
W. II. TimerholT, Mrs. C. E. Yount.
Mrs. M. B. IJazeltinc. Mrs. V. C.
Salinger. Mrs. T. E. Campbell, Mm.
J, B. M,cIntosb, Mrs. J. B. Tomlin
son, Mrs. JL H. Burmister, Mrs. W.'
A. Ken!, Mri. O. A. Hesla. Mrs.
P. Willis, Mrl, f. J. Dalke, Mrs. M.
Francis Mr- J. W, Flinii, Mrs. O.
A. Tucker, Mrs, H. P. Hughes, Mrs.
Mrs. J. R. Lowry, Mrs. Ed. Block,
Mrs. W. W. Ross, and Mr. Robert
Young, , Mrs. Hazeltiuu won high
score and Mr Campbell, the slam
On Friday the guests were: Mrs.
Lloyd, Mrs. Samuel Hill, Mrs. W.
G. Greenwood, Mrs. Samuel Wal
lace, Mrs. J. M. Aiken, Mrs. A. A,
Johns, Miss Pauline Johns, Mrs.
Allen Love, Mrs. J. H. Robinson,
Mrs. L, E. Ilcsla, Mrs. James Whct
stinc, Mr. Charles Mcl.anc, Mrs
Cromwell, Mrs. J. S. Acker, Mr.
lid Keihl, Mrs. Julia Murphy, Mrs.
Wm. C. Loss, Mrs. J, C. Stevens,
Mrs. Rudolph Bachr, Mrs. John Wil
son, Miss Frances llertzler, Miss
Virginia Adams, Mrs. P WjIHa mid
Mrs. C. J. Dalke. Mis Adams won
high and Mrs. Dalke, slams.
Miss Irene Wells gave a linen
thowrr and sewing bee on Wednes
day afternoon for Miss Edith Burt.
The guests hemmed dish towels and
mhrcii'.orcd' hand towels and pastel
a most enjoyable afternoon. It was
a surprise to Miss Hurt, who looks
at her ring nud smiles contemplative
ly when asked to "Please tell us all
about what is next on the program."
Those present were: Mrs. E. W.
Wells, Mrs. J. C. Herndon, Mrs.
David Biles, Mrs. Harry 1 trapMb.
Lester Ruffncr, Mrs. J. William
Wanra, Mrs. David Russell,'" 'Mrs.
Paul Deminlng, Mrs. Inez MeDbh
iicll, Mrs. Nolan, Miss Edith Burk,
Miss Irene Wells, Miss Phoebe
James, Miss Ethel Hale, Miss Wijil
frcda Gale, Miss Adelaide Bfth'op,
Miss Theresa Fredericks, Miss Qivc
Fisher, Miss Polly Oliver, Miss Ma
bcl Brisley and Miss Helen Mcany,
of Los Angeles.
Miss Kate Corey's exhibition of
pictures on Tuesday and Wednes
day of the past week was jnost
interesting and was a treat to ,thc
art loving people of Prescott, which
all who saw it fully appreciate.
Miss Corey has been making a spq
ical study of the shimmcrinir heat
.effects and the idea of .space as coij-
veyed by the desert. Her pictures
show the soft warm tones of sun
risc and of midday, there arc lit'
Hans in characteristic groupings, Iif
djan Missions, lonely rocks sugges
tive of the "The shadow of a rocc
in a weary land," sunrise over the
desert, and desert atmospheric ef
fects that arc very realistic to Arl
zonans. Much of her recent worf
has been done 'on the Painted Des
ert and in the vicinity of Senator.
She has aimed to present large spac
es with but little detail; perhaps
some simple, effective groupings In
the foreground which impresses' up
on the imagination of the beholder
the illimitable spaces beyond.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom "Marks' enter
tained during the week with a game
dinner, their guests for the .after
noon were: Mr. and Mrs. Lester
RufTncr. Miss Ethel Hall, Miss Nell
CIcmmcns, Miss Delia Buncll and
Mr. Robert Council.
Miss Helen Filler was a dinner
guest of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Marks,
during tlie week.
Judge and Mrs. E. W. Wells And
Miss Irene Wells went to Phoenix
oil the afternoon train Saturday and
will remain for the first State Fair
and possible longer. Mr. C. T. Jos
Jin accompanied by Charles and
George Miller, will motor down to
Phoenix, leaving Prescott Sunday
morning and Mrs. Joslin and Mr
Joslin, Sr., will go down on the
Sunday afternoon train, when they
will all join Judge and Mrs. Wells'
party and be together during their
sojourn in the capital city.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Maple will go
to Wickcnbiirg on Tuesday of this
week to remain for the winter.
Mr. ami Mrs. W. H. Timerhoff
left Saturday for San Diego, Cali
fornia, for a fortnight's strip.
Mr. E. W, M rany nnd daughter,
Miss Helen, have returned to ' Los
Angeles after an extended visit in
the city. Mrs. Frank Murphy ami'
Mrs. Ruth Dutro accompanied thcni'
and will remain several weeks as the
gucsts of Mrs. Mcany.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Loss return
ed this week from a vacation trip
to Kansas City, and St. Joseph, Mis
souri. Mr. T. G. Norris has returned-'
from a five weeks' trip to the Atlan
tic coast. Mr. Norris went from
Bangor, Maine, lo as fnr south as
Baltimore, Maryland, making' slops
nt various points of interest in .be
tween. Monday Club Notes,
The literature section of tlie club
held an enjoyable meeting in the
Club House, Monday, October 21st.
The section chairman, Dr. Wal
lace was in charge of the prpgram,
ami read an interesting paper on
"Dramatic Art." Mrs. J. C. Steph
ens was elected seccrtary of the
section in place of Mrs. J. W. Stew
After the business meeting and
program fnr the day, a social session
was held, refreshments being sup
plied by Dr. Wallace and Mrs. Meek.
It was decided to terminate each
meeting of this section in this way.
Monday at .1 p. m. the Art sec
tion, Mrs. N. Levy, chairman, will
come together for the first time this
year. A large attendance is hoped
for. Mrs. G, C. Ruffncr and Mrs.
James Whctstinc arc leaders for the
(From Sunday's Dully.)
Mr. anil Mrs. Carl Bees and chil
dren of Chino Valley, were in Hip
city yesterday on a visit with friend
and transacting business. The for
mer latcs that the present fall has
been one of the most prosperous
rangeiurn have ever passed through
in that section. Cattle are in fine
condition, prices are higher than ever
known, and the range is culled of
many hundred head. The lllHjfiif;
season ended a few days ago when
over 1,500 brad left Del Kin for
outside thr tatc points.