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WEDNESDAY-' MORNINO, DECEMBER 4, 1912.
.' WEEKLY JOURNAL-MINER,
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The high tide of trade for the
year is close upon us. Those who
buy early get the cream of the tmf
fic. The readers of tins newspaper
will do well to sit down today and
figure out what they need for holi
day goods, and huy as quickly as
The columns of this newspaper
constitute the best directory for
purchases. Therein you may find
set forth suggestions of gifts fot
nil kinds of people, provisions for
the fcnt of 'the .season, winter
clothing ami house furnishings, and
all things you need.
This is a time of year when the
shopper should particularly study
the bargains. The season of mark
down sales is still six weeks away.
If you shop haphazard, you will
have to pay high prices.
Hut there are bargains every day
in the year for those who watch
out for them. The advertising col
umns of this paper direct you 10
many of them. If you avail your
selves of these chances, you can
buy to good advantage even in this
time of high prices, and have the
goods when you want them, while
thry arc at the height of style and
A wont should be said for the
fine group of business men who ad
vertise in these columns. They re
present 'the cream of business abil
ity. They arc men who have made
good. They have faith in the power
of advertising, because they have
found that the public has faith in
them and their enterprises. Ju past
years they have told their story to
the public, the public has believed,
It has come in and bought the goods,
and the goods have given sat
isfaction. Hasing his faith and shaping his
course on rhis experience, the mer
chant has faith to come in again
with his announcements. The fact
that these statements arc made un
der the bond of publicity, is proof
tbat the promises these men have
before held out have proven true
and they have given a dollar's worth
for a dollar.
When you buy these advertised
goods, you buy of men whose busi
ness honor, dependability, and good
business methods have been tried,
teitcd, and proved.
WHAT AUTOGRAPHS TELL.
J. P. Morgan, in giving a set of
autograph letters written by the
signers of the Declaration of Inde
pendence, mil merely offers the pub
lic a curiosity fit 10 place in some
museum beside the swords and mus
kets of Revolutionary battle,
Handwriting tell it own story.
These 56 letters will reveal mental
habits that are as outgrown as the
wigs and knee breeches worn by
the men who made the autograph.
A collection of handwriting of
that date is almost always character
ized by a certain neat, painstaking
regularity. At (sometime in his ca
reer, the penman lias given the
same kind of thought to the form
of individual letters as the. modern
college student gives to the drop
kick and the spit ball,
Up to comparatively recent years,
this habit of neat h'andwritinng was
win iq Hioppcl HI nxplrnlion. All readme
() ilRrrincg that tlm aiiin la advrctioatK
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general. The older people of the
present generation usually retain it.
While absolutely devoid of flourish,
their letters show a firm muscular
control, a conscientious feeling
about penmanship. They arc as
ashamed of a scrawly letter as they
would be of an uuswept parlor.
Specialists in nervous diseases
often used to consider handwriting
as an element in diagnosing certain
maladies. It was a sensitive indi
cation of loss of muscular co-ordination.
Arguing on this basts, the modem
specialist would have 'o decide that
an eutirr college body needed to
be treated for approaching paraly
sis. The handwriting of ordinary edu
cated people today lacks not merely
a conscientious effort lor rounded
and regular forms, but also any con
sistent unity. One word is written
back hand, rlic next slopes to the
right, and a third will be vertical.
The prevalence nf the typewriter is
given as an excuse. Hut even the
owner of the typewriter is constant
ly writing memoranda, accounts, and
other material by hand. He is al
ways imposing on friends, business
connection, and .subordinate the
labor -which he is too hurried or too
neurasthenic to perform for him
self. There is really no more beauti
ful writing than the old penman
ship which the autographs of these
signers will be likely to illustrate.
The decadent flourishes prevalent
about twenty years ago, were, in
comparison, as effeminate as the
man who loads himself with jewelry
and paints bis face.
CHINA AND HER FINANCES.
However strong numerically a
people may be, trouble comes to
them if they arc not prepared to
defend their title to independence.
The population of China is greater
than that of any other nation in the
world, and the Chinese are both
brave and intelligent, put the philo
sophy of Confucianism and the ne
gative religion uf Buddha, controll
ing forces in Chinese thought dis1
These Chinese decided not, long
ago 'to have a republic, and they
overthrew the Mauchu dynasty.
They showed signs of moderniza
tion, and six of the great power'
of the world decided that a mod
ern nation should have a debt se
cured by Interest-bearing bonds. Al
so that the bankers of those nations
should lend the money and own
ft was decided that China should
borrow $300,01)0,000, a very small
debt for a nation so numerically
strong. Hcsidc the Chinese had
never issued bonds. When Ue Ho
cr Indemnities had to be paid, they
refused to give bonds but secured
the debts by means of port duties.
When the proposition was made
to loan China three hundred million
dollars, her statesmen figured that
they needed only fifty millions. Hut
the ambassadors of the six nations
insisted that China wanted three
hundred millions and Japan diplo
matically rattled the sword In her
While the squabble was going, on,
n London broker saw an opportun
ity and had impudence to "put one
over" on the bankers of the six
power, lie git up a fifiy million
dollar private loan, with no extra
ordinary guarantees, as the Chinese
have fl remarkable reputation for
paying their debts, and China jump
ed at it.
The ambassadors snjd he musn't.
The Hritish foreign office advised
the impertinent Mr. llirch Crisp that
he shouldn't. Hut Crisp stuck, and
so has China. Meanwhile the pow
ers fume and rage because the loan
was not made through semi-official
sources and for three hundred mil
lions instead of fifty millions.
Also, while the attention of Eu
rop'c is centered on the Balkans,
Russia has succeeded in entering
into an intrigue with Mongolia, a
large dependency of the Chinese em
pire, and is trying to have an inde
pendent government set up there
at least a government independent
of China and dependent upon the
Will of the car.
A WORD FOR THE CLERKS.
Nineteen hundred anil twelve
years ago Christmas meant peace on
earth, good will to men. It still
means that to many people. Hut to
many others it brings ill will, bad
temper, nerves, worry and scurry.
You spend .some time in the stores
the week before Christmas. In the
turmoil of tardy shopping your gifts
arc likely to be misfits. Even if
they prove acceptable, you have put
new wrinkles into the faces of
girls who have toiled long hours for
days or weeks at top speed. Query,
how much peace and good will has
your gift added to the world?
The salespeople with whom you
come in contact arc not all that
your shopping touches.- There is the
scrambling army of expressmen and
mail clerks and carriers. There is
the pathetic underworld of workers
In the candy and notion factories,
down to the conscript bands of chil
dren whpsc pattering feet are drawn
into the whirl of the machine.
The world should have learned a
lot of things in 1912 years. In most
ways it has. When you compare the
life of the Hcthlchem shepherd,
under the starry .sky and the wind
of the morning, with the Christmas
shop girl trying to wait on a dozen
snappish customers at once, the
shepherd of the year One seems to
have fared the better.
The plain fact is that during the
fortnight before Christmas, thou
sands of working people must suffer
serious injury to health, because of
the prevailing principle of never do
ing today what you can put off un
Why not buy your Christmas gifts
today, this week?
You will find fuller stocks. You
will find those stocks fresh, clean,
unhandlcd, uupawed. The merchant
will shake hands with you and give
you intimate tips on bargains. The
clerk will smile her sweetest.
Then you can say Merry Christ
mas with a cheery heart. You can
feel that you have done what you
could for a Christmas that shall be
like that of Hetlilcheni for peace,
good will, and ordinary humanity
and common sense.
Nearly a hunter per day has been
killed in the forests of Michigan
during the fall shooting season. In
Wisconsin 12 hunters were killed
and 10 dangerously wounded. Al
most everywhere serious accidents.
In the wide spaces of the great
West there arc still vast tracts
where the hunter can blaze away
and hit nothing more vulnerable
than a mountain. In the rest of
the country, the areas of wild land
arc yearly becoming more contract
ed. The time Is coming when near
ly every piece of woodland will be
within range of someone's back
livery year there arc more hunt
ers and less game. Which produces
a little more intense eagerness on
the part of the sportsman, and a
quicker pull on the trigger.
Probably the worst trouble does
not come from the men who have
the reputation of being the most
reckless. The cowboy may pull his
gun in a Nevada .saloon, merely be
cause the tenderfoot asked too many
questions. When he gets out in the
woods, every motion of wild life Is
correctly rend by him. The tender
foot would be much safer shooting1
with Alkali Ike than with cautions'!
John Smith, who has gone out in
the woods for a vacation from cou
It is the man from the office in
his spruce hunting suit and fancy
rifle who is the real peril. The life
of the woods is new anil strange
to him. The thousand signs by
which the woodsman detects the
presence of game are an unknown
tongue. The fever for killing is not
dulled by experience. He blazes
away at the first thing that moves.
There being a hunter for every deer,
the only thing that saves the sports
men is that they are such bad
The farmer has his own views
about all this. After the fun is
over, he has his own personal ac
count to add up. There arc do
mestic animals killed by chance
shots, fences pulled down, 'and for
est fires set by the careless camps of
hunters. Hut then, ai everyone
knows, the farmer is a person of
no imagination, no sympathy with
modern life and sport I
A New York court holds that
moving picture shows arc not a ne
cessity. Evidently that judge has
no children in their 'teens.
BALL BY SANTA
FE MEN GREAT SUCCESS.
SELIGMAN, Nov. 28. Joseph
Triblc, Robert Trible and Lee Cock
rill, who recently sold their cattle
interests, will leave tomorrow to
visit their old homes in Missouri.
They will travel via the Southern
route, stopping at Prescott, Phoe
nix and El Paso. They expect to
return within six months and re
side here permanently.
Jake McCain the contractor of
Flagstaff is in town, enrotite to the
Sanfonl ranch, 40 miles north of
here, where he has a contract to
construct several cement dams.
C. C. Hutchinson, the well known
sheep owner, was in town today on
A. Coffmau, the livestock owner,
spent today in the country looking
over his cattle interests. Mr. Coff
mau will remain in Seligmau and
vicinity for a few days.
The Seligmau orchestra was there
with five pieces of string music and
over forty couples occupied the floor
until 1 a. in. They came in bug
gies and by horseback from Yava
pai and Coconino counties. The oc
casion was the Thanksgiving ball
by the employes of the Santa Fc
system who arc cmpolycd here. The
large and commodious hall of the
reading room was thrown open for
the occasion. The program was
quite lengthy but every one danced
until the strains of Home Sweet
Home sounded. The employes of
the popular Harvey House were
well represented, as well as the
entire town of Seligman.
J. S. Davis of L'odi, California,
was in town yesterday looking for a
location to start a livery business.
He iutendes locating here in the
Wild ducks arc plentiful on the
lake, three miles west of town.
Two or three very nice bags were
brought in yesterday.
J T. Smith of Octave, Arizona,
R. S. Jones, of San Francisc.0, E. H.
Snn'tli, of Denver, Colorado, and R.
Cunningham, of El Paso, Texas, are
registered at the Cottage Hotel.
J. L. Black, superintendent of the
Black Cattle Company, of Black
Tanks, is In town purchasing sup
plies and other necessaries for his
(From Sunday's Dili.)
Mrs. II. M. Famey has sold to
Captain A. W. Farney the Elk group
of mining claims in Walker dis
trict, the deed being filed for re
cord yesterday for .1 nominal con
sideration. The purchaser it is stat
ed, begins active operations on the
group in the near future.
PARIS, Nov. 30. A cyclone
swept the northern coast of Mada
gascar yesterday, is the report from
the French colonial ministry today.
Communication has been interrupt
ed, and the extent of the damnge is
not known. The French steamer
Satszie was driven ashore during
the gale. All passengers were saved.
Mrs Francss Fisher Is
(From Tuesday's Daily.)
While cherishing the recollections
of mingling with her two sous in a
sacred observance of Thanksgiving
day, in Walnut Grove, Mrs. Frances
Fisher passed away on Sunday af
ternoon at about 4 o'clock in Wil
liamson Valley without the slightest
intimation of being ill and within a
few hundred yards of her home.
At the time she was stricken with
what was pronounced to be heart
disease, she was in a carriage and
had reached the ranch of Geo. A,
Carter. A few gasps and the cud
had come. At the time she was in
excellent spirits over the happy oc
casion that had brought her and her
own into a reunion that was attend
ed with so much pleasure but a few
days before. ,
Mrs. Fisher bore a splendid name
as a woman of many virtues and
with a pleasing personality made
many friends who will be shocked
to learn of her untimely death. She
was the mother of J. E. and Virgil
Fisher, the former of Williamson
Valley and the latter of Walnut
Grove, both respected citizens of
this county. The body will be
brought to Mountain View Cemetery
direct from the ranch of her son,
and interment will be given at
about 2 o'clock this afternoon. Ser
vices will be conducted at the grave,
and friends and acquaintances arc
asked to be present. Lester Ruff
ncr will conduct the funeral.
Friends of the North
Officiate as Pall
bearers As the snow was gently falling
yesterday afternoon the earthly ca
reer of Michael McHnlc, the dead
Alaska miner, came to an end. The
scene was in harmony with the long
life of the deceased in the perpetual
snows of the northland, and it was
fitting that the last rites should
have been blessed with an act it
would seem as if directed by Provi
dence. The chill of the day, however,
was relieved of its gloom by the
many warm hearts and willing hands
that gave to this man the last tri
bute of affection and placed his body
to rest amid the scenes he knew
so well. He was laid away in Moun
tain View Cemetery, where the
mound will receive that perpetual
care and attention that assures his
memory to be kept greeit hereafter,
and typify a life that was beautifully
reflected in honestry, generosity and
good will toward all.
Mr. McIIale was not a stranger
here although he ventured to a
strange land. Here he was greeted
by a score of pilgrims that knew
him and of him. From the first
to the last all were at his side and
this deep regard was freely extend
ed until the end came and the grave
was closed. The chapel of Lester
Ruffncr was filled to its capacity,
and with the floral donations of
many old and new made, friends, the
somber occasion was relieved of the
sorrow incident to the passing over
the range of another valiant fron
tiersman who was loved most by
those who knew him best. Father
Mnudin of the Catholic church offi
atcd, and a striking feature of the
sad occasion was that all the pall
bearers, with the exception of one,
had been in Alaska, and were per
sonally acquainted with the deceas
ed. These were Robert Birch, W.
T. Birch, Bud Fitzmaurice, Ed. O.
Donnell, Leonard Topp, and Joseph
Birch. The cortege was a large
Read the Journal-Miner.
ALASKAN MINER PUBLIC. RECORDS
MUSI FACE Til
Cattle Stealing is The
(From Tuesday's Daily.)
Judge, Chas. JI. McLane's court
had quite a lively session yesterday,
in which the principal case consid
ered was that of alleged cattle steal
ing, in which Angelo Bianki figured
as being accused of the crime. Bi
anki when placed on the stand ad
mitted having shot the animal, which
belonged to Clarence Stewart, and
offered financial redress which was
refused. He stated that the meat
had been consumed, and that the
animal had been shot with a Win
chester on the Williamson Valley
range. Bianki was placed under a
bond of $1,000 to appear before the
A drunken Waltpai Indian occas
ioned considerable alarm to residents
in West Prescott on Sunday after
noon. A deputy sheriff was sum
moned to allay the fears of several
housewives. The red man was given
fifteen days in which to sober up. He
gave as his reason for creating so
much alarm, an abundance of the
tiswin article on board of American
Four Mexicans on Sunday night
at the railroad depot became involv
ed in a ferocious mixtip, over the
prevailing situation in Mexico. They
were pacified by being run Into the
county jail, and yesterday each re
ceived a scntuccc of fifteen days or
as many dollars. Being without
money, they went to jail.
Instrument Filed ai Reported by
The Prescott Title Co.
Nov. 18, 1912.
Arizona Cattle Co. locates 2
water rights, near Hill Side Station.
Nov. 19, 1912. i)
F. S. Syfcrt locates Gold Reef
Mill Site and water right, Castle
T. E. Thompson, inspector, files
certificate of inspection of one head
of cattle for Louis Gruwcll, Nov.
D. J.Holdcr and M. M. Walker
locate Silver Pig mine, Turkey
Eugene Ncmnan to Carry Fain
Q. C. Deed. N. W. qr. Sec. 10, 15
N. 4 E.
Win. and R. O. Lee locate two
mines, Stanton district.
Chas. E. Burton locates 1 water
right 5 miles NW. of Del Rio Sta
tion, and 1 water right 7 miles NE.
Ed. Mahurin and wife to Chas.
E. Burton W. Deed. S. W. qr.of
S. E. qr., Sec. 13, N. VV. qr. of N.
W. qr. Sec. 34, N. E. qr. of N. E.
qr., Sec. 23, 17 N 2 W. S. W. qr.
of N. W qr. and N. W, qr. of. S. E.
qr. Sec. J3, 17 N., 2 W. E. hf. of
N. W. qr., Sec. 14, 17 N., 2 W.
C. Freeman to Chas. E. Burton
W. Deed. Water location Etc., 1
mile NW. of Ash Fork.
Nov. 20, 1912
J. C. Hartsfield and F.lonzo Hilt
locate 2 mines, Agua Fria district.
E. A. and A. B. Foltz incorporate
Gold Wire Mining Co., capital stock
Tip Top Heath M. & M. Co.,to
O. A. Ensign Agreement. Con
cerning conflict of claims in Tip
Alva B. Foltz files Aff. A. work
on 3 mines, Pine Grove district,
A. B. and E. M. FolU tj Gold
Wire Mg. Co. M. Deed. Wire
Gold, Gold Coin and G i I.c,f
mines, Pine Grove district.
Daniel Bowcn to E. J. Mitchell
11-18-12 General Power of Attorney.
Daniel Bowcn to D. N. & Frank
Giroux, agreement, 11-9-12, 2 years.
Copper King No. 1 to 5 mines,
Big Bug district, M. T. Knapp.
J. J. Millikcn and wife to B. C.
Earnhart. W. Deed, 8-6-12, $500.
Lot 22, Gardcnland Tract, Pres
cott, E. S. Clark.
Geo. O. Ford, president of the
mining company that bears his name
and his secretary, J. S. Swan, are
in the city from Mineral Tolnt dis
trict, closing up business affairs pre
paratory to starting work on their
mines during the week.