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WEEKLY JOURNAL-MINER, WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 30, 1912.
EARLY DAY TRAITS
Ocean to Ocean Highway Will Take In
Prescott is the Firm Belief
Of T. G. Norris.
(From Saturday's Daily.)
T. G. Norn's, who returned to the
city early in the week from New
York, states that the occan-to-ocean
highway movement is traveling like
wild fire, and at the meeting of the
National Congress of Good Roads
that ended at Atlantic City on Oc
tober 5, the interest manifested in
the projected transcontinental high
way was the theme of the great
gathering, and superseded all other
mie&tions before that magnifiiccnt
Mr. Norris took part in the de
liberations as the President of the
Arizona Gpod Roads Association,
and says that the fame of the good
roads built in Arizona together
with the attractive scenic conditions
and points of historical interest were
known to all and without being
further embellished by any from
the state. The final stroke in weld
ing the movement into a certainty
for the future was the adopting of
a resolution submitted by the Dau
ghters of the American Revolution,
specifying the route to be followed
as along the old trails of the early
days of the nation. This route will
leave Washington, taking in St.
Louis, thence to Kansas City, when
the old Santa Fc trail will be follow
ed to Arizona, and thence on to the
OCTAVE MINES ARE
SOON TO RESUME
(From Saturday's Daily.)
T. Akard, who arrived in the city
yesterday from his Eleanor mining
claim, near Stanton, stated that it
is believed the Octave mines will re
sume operations within a short time,
this belief prevailing from the in
spection that was made a few days
ago by engineers, who represent the
new purchasers. It has also been
learned that the preliminary work
toward placing a large force of min
ers at work will be inaugurated
within the coming thirty days, and
that the purpose of the new man
MOTHER IS GIVEN
CUSTODY OF CHILDREN.
(from Frlasty'a Daily.)
In the superior court yesterday
the marital relations of Mrs. Norma
T, Knapp anil her husband, Arthtti
"Knapp, were brought to an end as
desired 'by the plaintiff, on die
ground of cruelty and non-support.
'The mother was awarded the cus
tody of the two youngest children,
Alice and Elizabeth Knapp, while
the father of the defendant will take
charge of (he eldest daughter, Olive.
Under the order of the court tilt
defendant slitfll -pay to Mrs. Knapp
each month the sum of $24 for the
care and maintenance of the two
'Children, and the first payment wa.
ordered to be made immediately for
the month of October. An orJcr
was also made that the defend int
pay to (he plaintiff the sum of $25,
attorney fees and the costs of the
suit. Each party to the action shall
have the right to visit the children
at reasonable hours.
In the case of J. C. Stephens vs.
"Marie 11. Mekota, judgment for plain
tiff was ordered, and the attachment
lien ordered foreclosed.
In the case of Luke C. Strider
vs. Mitchell Mining Company, the
hearing of the petition of plaintiff
for the appointment of a receiver
was set for Saturday, October 26.
The case of Evan A. Bonham vs.
Federal Mining and Milling Com
pany, was tried and submitted.
In the matter of the estate of
Lizzie A. Morrison, deceased, Robt.
E. Morrison, administrator, filed his
final account and Friday, November
U was set as the date for settlement.
VISCOUNT PEEL DEAD.
LONDON, Oct. 24 Viscount Peel
speaker of the house of commons
fi'om 1884 to 1895, died here today,
shores of the Pacific. The final
scene of the greatest importance
occurred when a telegram electrified
the organization from the mamifac
turcrs of automobiles and auto sup
plies stating that the combined firms
would pledge themselves to set aside
one-third of one per cent of their
gross earnings annually for the years
of 1913, 1914 and 1915, which sum
would be applied to road building
on the plans proposed, provided the
states affected and the nation would
build the roadway. The demonstra
tion which greeted this announce
ment was remarkable, and created
very much favorable comment for
the generous disposition manifested
by these manufacturers.
Mr. Norris also imparts the agree
able information that the Grand
Canyon, the Petrified Forests, the
Painted Desert, the Coconino For
est, the Morpti Indian Villages, and
other stretches of wonderful country
in Northern Arizona, will be fine
drawing cards to bring in thousands
of visitors annually, who otherwise
would not venture on a monotonous
journey across the country In an
auto. He believes that the Northern
Arizona route will be the entering
point of the National Highway, and
that Prescott will be on the line to
agement is to operate on a large
Speaking of the district generally,
Mr. Akard states that considerable
development is noticeable on many
mines. Gus Kcissman has a force
at work, .D II. Gcuung is sinking
on the Mildred mines wliilo he has
established a camp at the Eleanor
mines, and will steadily operate dur
ing the winter. The district is as
suming its old time interest, and a
lively winter is assured. Placer min
ers continue to wash out consider
able dust, but the big nuggest arc
not as plentiful as in years agonc.
TARIFF IN LETTER.
ATLANTIC CITY, Oct. 24. Pre
sident Taft, in a letter to the Am
erican Hardware association conven
tion, now being held here, outlined
today his position on the tariff.
Taft said that he Js a firm believer in
the tariff board, although he docs
not contend lJiat thereby the tariff
can be taken out of politics in the
sense that it will never be a sub
ject of political controversy. He
emphasized the need of scientific, im
partial Investigation and conclusions
for the proper handling of tariff
schedule. Referring to his veto of
the metal schedule, be says:
"I pointed out that in this sche
dule iron and steel, as primary pro
ducts, arc less than one-third of the
value of the subject matter covered
by the schedule. I presented a table
showing that included in metals arc
fifty-nine allied industries of suffici
ent importance to justify separate
classifications, study and report by
the census bureau. Every dollar of
capital and every employe of these
industries was directly affected by
the bill, I do tiot find in the com
mittc report or the house discussion
any considerable attention has bectr
given to this feature."
Taft declared that there is little
logical relation between the reduc
tion in the bill, for example, of
steam engines and machine tools in
the present law, which are dutiable
at 30 per cent in the bill. The duty
on steam engines is reduced to 15
per cent and machine tools are put
on the free list without reason. In
closing, Taft declared: "Wc should
not make legitimate business a foot
ball of politics in this fashion."
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24. The
principal hotels and restaurants arc
today guarded by the police as the
result of a strike of waiter.
TOUR ON MOM
CYCLE TO WIN
(From Saturday's Daily.)
F. G. Kccgan, of Reno, Nevada,
arrived in the city last evening at
about 6 o'clock on a motorcycle, en
route to Globe, Arizona, to join a
brother. Up to date he has traveled
twenty-eight days, and reports a
hard and warm trip over the desert
along the A. & C. railroad. His
arrival hi Prescott is" due to being'
misdirected at Wickenburg, a strang
er informing him that the most di
rect route was via Prescott and
Tonto llasin. Learning that the
road from Camp Verde to Payson
is impassable to even teams, he re
traces his steps this morning and
expects to reach Phoenix tonight
again touching at Wickenburg. He
states a wager is up on the trip, and
if he finishes inside of thirty-fivt
days, he will win a sum that he
withholds from the public IIM
machine is rigged with solid rubber
tires and the greatest distance ne
gotiated in any day was 187 miles.
IIP TO ONLY
(From Saturday's Daily.)
The Rockefeller group of oil
claims has materialized in the Verde
valley country, 860 acres under that
attractive title being recorded yes
terday. The new association is com
posed of Ed. H. Meek, F. G. Hrown,
H. J. Meek, C. S. Chick, Harry Ilris
lcy, R. H. Jack, and E. S. Clark.
(Front Saturday's Daily.)
The dissolution of the partner
ship of Geo. A. Carter and J. II.
Stephens, agreed upon some time
ago, was partially closed yesterday
when Mr. Carter deeded nearly 1,000
acres of range and farm lands to
Mr. Stephens, situated in the Gran
itc mountain country. The closing
up of the business of the firm will
be made later when a division of the
range cattle is effected. Several
thousand dollars arc involved in this
transaction, and both well known
cattleman retain large individual in
DAVIS MINE IS
E TO BE A
John Twiggs, operating the Davis
group of mines on Slate creek, was
in the city yesterday, and states
that development goes ahead en
ergetically and he is satisfied with
the showing made. Miners front
that camp arc of the belief that the
Davis is destined to be one of the
big gold producers of the county,
ore being encountered that run to as
high as $300 per ton. The property
is being placed in a condition to per
mit of active production and is at
tracting very much interest since
Mr. Twiggs assumed charge as a
rrom Friday' Dully)
H. L. Woodward passed through
the city yesterday from the southern
part of the county to Akron, Ohio,
receiving news that his brother was
passing away from tuberculosis. The
afflicted man was a visitor to this
section during the summer, and was
materially benefitted returning home
three weeks ago, against the advice
of physicians and relatives.
(From Thursday's Dally.)
Carl Helm, the attorney of Je
rome, is in the city on legal busi
ness before the superior court.
Mrs. L. H. Ilcycrlc, after a sum
mer's sojourn in Chicago and other
eastern cities, returned home yes
terday. Outside Visitors.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert N. Cook,
of Kirkland Valley, were in the
city yesterday visiting with relatives
and transacting business.
L. N. Vincent, locomotive engi
neer of the United Verde and Pa
cific railway, is in the city for a
few days on a rtip of recreation and
is at the Prescott hotel.
To the Capital.
H. C. Locket, of Flagstaff, accom
panied by his son, Thomas Locket,
passed through the city yesterday
in a car driven by Don Pcakc, en
route to Phoenix for the winter.
Mrs. A. M. Geer, of Congress
Junction, wife of the well known
mining man, is in the city for a few
days on business matters, and is at
the St. Michael.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas May, the
former a pharmacist employed by
W. II. Timcrhoff, returned yester
day from Los Angeles, to remain.
They were extended a welcome from
Returns From Coast.
A. J. Hcrndon returned yesterday
from Los Angeles, after accompany
ing his wife who was ill. The lat
ter has not improved by the change
to a lower elevation, but will re
main there for the present.
Returns to Coast.
Geo. W. Sessions returned to I.os
Angeles yesterday for the winter
after a six weeks visit to his old
home on Cherry Creek, in which lo
cality he has large mining interests.
He has made arrangements for do
ing annual assessment work and will
return in the spring.
From the Mines
Martin Schubcr, the Copper llasin
mine owner, was in the city yester
day from his camp, and gives a good
report of the outlook in that dis
trict, with the Commercial attracting
very much attention from the big
volume of ore being shipped, and
the high grade value of the out
put. Visited Old Home.
Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Evcrly re
turned to San Francisco yesterday
after a two weeks' visit with Wil
liam Allen, in Williamson Valley,
an uncle of the former. Mr. Evcrly
was reared from childhood in that
section, and this was his first trip
to Arizona in over ten years. He
met many old time friends.
(From Friday's Dally.)
For the Winter.
Mr. and Mrs. John Harlan arc in
the city from Willow Creek and
will remain for the winter.
Alexis Conrad, a mining man of
Sayers, is in the city on legal busi
ness before the Superior Court for
a few days.
Seeks Medical Aid.
Mr. and Mrs. O. Holder, of Cop
per Hasin, arc in the city, the latter
(o receive medical attention from an
attack of typhoid fever.
From the Mines.
Thomas Meyers, the mining oper
ator of the Kirkland country, i) in
the city for a few days on business,
and is at the Prescott Hotel.
From the Range,
Joe K. Campbell, manager of the
Rio Verde Cattle Company, was an
arrival in the city yesterday on a
business trip for a few days.
For the Winter.
Mr. and Mrs. William Lawlcr and
son "Jack" left yesterday for the
Hillside mining camp, where they
will reside during the winter.
To the Coast.
Mrs. II. A. Chcvcrton was among
the outgoing passengers to Los An
geles yesterday to visit with rela
tives and friends for a few weeks.
From the Mines,
A. C. Lamb, the assaycr and me
tallurgist, has returned from a pro
fessional trip to Crown King and
others points in the Jlradshaw coun
try. Mine Investigation.
D ..M. Peetskill, mining engineer
of the Cunuison, Colorado, country,
is a recent arrival in the city to
make an Inspection of properties to
C. M. ChriRteiisnu, general man
ager of the Lake ""Superior and NV
vada mines, wear Crown King, is in
the city for a few days on husi-
ncM pertaining to his company.
W. V. Snowgoosc, ' in charge of
the Verde Valley Fair Association
exhibits, left for Phoenix yesterday
to remain during fair week as the
representative of the above organi
Returns From East,
Mrs. L. G. Rcymillcr. wife of the
S. F. P. & P. railway attache in
We general offices, returned this
morning from a visit of several
months with relatives and friends
at the old home in Ohio.
Mrs. Luther Talbott,' after an en
joyable visit to the city, returned to
her home at Peoria, Maricopa conn
ty, yesterday. She was the guest
of Mr. and Mrs. 11. V. Weaver, the
latter her sister.
W. P. McClcod, the Lynx creek
rangeman, was in the city yesterday,
and sold to the O. K. meat market a
bunch of thirty head of cattle, that
arc in such fine condition that they
go on the block without being pas
tured, an exceptional occurrence in
Disciples of Blackstone.
P. W. O'Sullivan, one of the three
members of the Arizona liar Ex
amining Hoard, left yesterday for
Phoenix, when a class of over thirty
will be grilled for admission to
practice their profession. Several
days will be required to pass upon
the applicants, which is the largest
number ever assembled at a stated
II. P. Scliwaubcck, the business
man of Cedar Glade, was in the
city yesterday, and stated that the
opening of the Vcrtlc Valley railroad
was expected to take place next
week, when this junction would as
sume very much importance as a
commercial center, being the gate
way to the wonderful Verde Valley
and the shipping point to Jerome
(From Saturday's Daily.)
Charles Evans and Frank Watts,
of Kirkland valley, arc in the city
Visiting With Friends.
Mrs. J. V. Dickson of Skull Val
ley was in the city yesterday visit-,
iug with friends.
John Clark, the wood contractor
of the Granite mountain country,
was in the city yesterday on busi
Charles Kingslcy, the mine owner
of Ilig Hug district, is in the city
for a few days on business pertain
ing to his interests.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Mahurin, of
Chino Valley, arc in the city visit
ing with friends and on business,
staying at the Prescott Hotel.
From the Range.
J. A. Grellc, the well known Mo
have county stockman, was an 'ar
rival from llackberry yesterday and
is at the St. Michael.
Brings in Fruit.
Peter Marx was in the city yes
terday from Walnut Creek, bring
ing in his usual weekly consignment
of fruit, which found a ready mar
ket. Minister ReturnB.
Rev, J. Rockwood Jenkins, of the
Episcopal church in this city, return
cd yesterday from attending a con
fcrcucc of that denomination in Los
From the Farm.
W. II. Storm, who has land and
cattle interests in Williamson val
ley, was in the city yesterday on
business, and gives a good report of
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Haldwiu and
Mr. -anti Mrs. W. J. Watts, of Wal-
nut Grove, arc in the city on a busi
ness and pleasure trip for a few
days, and arc at the Prescott ho
The many friends of Mr. and Mrs
Arvillc Hozafth will be interested to
learn that they returned yesterday
from Tecumsch, Nebraska, after sev
eral weeks of an absence, the health
of the latter being fully restored.
The many friends of Fred Smith,
the mining man of the Jersey Lily
section, will be pleased to learn that
he has fully recovered from the
operation performed on his leg sev
eral weeks ago, and has returned
to his mining camp.
Louis Goldman, president of the
Copper Queen Gold Mining Com
pany, left yesterday for Jerome,
where he is called for a few days
on business matters. He reports de
velopment going ahead at his hold
ings, and (lie outlook continues fav
orable. Rend the Journal-Miner.
LAST CHAPTER OF
LIFE HISTORY WRITTEN
(TYom Thursday's Dally.)
One of the saddest deaths that
has occurred in (his community was
that of yesterday, when Miss Grace
Walker passed away from tuberculo
sis at Mercy hospital.
Willi a young woman companion
she arrived from California during
the summer, in lite hope that a
change of climate might prove bene
ficial, but the affliction failed lo re
spond (o nature's balm and the in
evitable followed under the most
pitablc suffering a human could en
dure. The sacrificcr of her friend
and the constancy of her affection,
from the first lo the last, appealed
tenderly and sympathetically to the
few who were conversant with one
of the most exceptional cases of
human afTcction dial has ever been
known in (his community, and which
was nurtured with rtn intensity that
Is seldom witnessed.
The dead yotuig woman refused
to confide in any friend, who she
was or where she came from. "There
has been sorrow in my home, and
why again lift the veil, and revive
the sad news of other days," was
all she would reveal of the present
or (he past. She was about twenty
three years old and to (he few visl
(ors who offered assistance before
she was removed to the hospital, her
lovable disposition and pleasing per
sonality brought her newly made
friends all the closer to her. It is
said the deceased was a native of
New York, otherwise nothing is
known of her. She will be laid away
in this city, and (he tomb will shield
LOCAL ATTORNEY WINS
CASE AT KINGMAN.
(From Wednesday' Dally)
The celebrated damage suit of
Mrs. Rose Christopher against the
Desert Power and Water Company,
was concluded at Kingman last Sat
urday, in the superior court, and the
jury awarded the plaintiff $12,000
for the death of her husband, which
occurred by being electrocuted early
in the present year, at the works
of the company in Kingman.
At the time Mr. Christopher was
employed as a fireman, and white
cleaning the flues of the boiler with
a long swab, this metallic imple
ment came in contact with a live
wire carrying over 40,000 volts, and
he was so severely burned that his
death followed a few days later.
Mrs. Christopher asked for the
sum of $50,000 damages for the loss
of her husband. E. S. Clark of this
city, and W. G. Hlakely, of King
man, were her attorneys. The case
will probably be appealed to the su
prcmc court of the state.
PLACER CLAIMS ON
LYNX CREEK ARE SOLD.
(From Wednesday's Dally,)
Quite an important mining trans
action was closed in this city Mon
day, when W. L. Richards, 7.. O.
Hrown, E. T. Chahrc and others
disposed of their placer mines and
considerable personal property to the
Lynx Creek Mining Company.
This sale Is said to be the fore
runner of large operations being ex
tended the property under the di
rection of C. E. Hrown, a turning
man of considerable experience, who
will introduce the gale system of
conserving the waters of tliaf stream
during the rainy season, for sluicing
purposes. The principle has becut
'successfully applied by Mr. Hrowir
in many western slates and he
says that conditions in this field can
be as practically followed out. Sev
eral mines arc included in the sale.
The ground to be worked is situated
about four miles below Walker on
COMMERCIAL IS SHIP
PING 60 TONS DAILY.
At the present time sixty tons of
ore arc being freighted daily from'
the Commercial mines in Copper
llasin to the railroad at Skull Valley,
for shipment to Douglas smelters.
Geo, C. Ruffncr, who has the cotr
tract, has installed ore bins at the
works, and substituted six mule
teams, instead of four as heretofore,
and now has on the road daily six
teams, each hauling ten Ions lo the
load, It is reported (hat the Com
mercial has in sight over a year's
supply of ore ahead, and up lo date
nearly 100 cars each of fifty tons
weight, have left the works for the
southern smelters. It is probable
that Dr. Douglas and oilier lending
stockholders will soon make another
trip of inspection to their holdings
owing lo l lie noteworthy develop
ment that have taken place recently.
IIOLANI) SPRINGS, (Maine),
Oct. 24, After a vacation of nearly
two in on t h s. President Tafr will
leave tomorrow for Washington tn
resume his official duties.