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WEEKLY JOURNAL-MINER, WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 12, 1913.
TALKS AT SMOKER
Chamber of Commerce Cheered By
A Recital of Its Work And
(From Saturday's Daily
"Get-together," was the slogan
that animated the Chamber of Com
merce "smoker" held Thursday night
at the Hotel St. Michael, and judg
ing from the enthusiasm that was
manifested during the course of the
speechmaking and al the conclusion
thereof, the occasion served to ac
complish its object. There was
much lain talk as to the duty, of
the citizens of- Prescott and appar
ently it will prove effective. United
effort, optimism and boosting were
the cardinal themes of the various
addresses, and no less important was
the recital of the work that had
been accomplished by the Chamber
of Commerce. It was a good meet
ing because it served to dissipate
lethargy and arouse dormant energy
and civic spirit. That this was the
object of the "smoker" was stated
by President Drake when he arose
after the luncheon had been dispos
ed of and the guests, to the number
of nearly a hundred, were puffing
at their pipes.
E. J. Mitchell was the opening
speaker, his subject being "Kow to
Pull Together." The spirit, he said.
that originated the Chamber of Com
mercc, was team work. That organi
zation had been effective and sue
cessful because of such concerted
action. In politics, it is called or
ganization; in war, discipline; and
in athletics, it is known as team
work. It was this spirit that made
Napoleon succeed, and he cite'd the
success of the New York Giants
as an another example of it. "We
have got to get together," he con
tinued, " and stay together. We
mnst get every citizen to join." In
conclusion, he urged regular atten
dance upon the meetings as a means
of promoting the life and usefulness
of the Chamber of Commerce.
F, L. Haworth paid his respects
to the knocker in discussing his sub
ject 'What's the Matter With Pres
cott?" "We can't put him out of
town unfortunately, nor out of the
Chamber of Commerce. A knocker
is any man who is not in the har
ness pulling at the traces like a 1500
pound mule. The street knocker is
not a menace because no one pays
any attention to him.
"The causes for a knocker range
everywhere from phyiscal bellyache
to loss in business. Our individual
misfortunes arc not an index to
Prescott's resources. Wc envy the
fertile field of the Salt River Valley
and forget that wc have one mine
that produces more wealth. Wc for
get we have the greatest climate in
"We need more men like F. M.
Murphy who boult the north and
south railway when some men call
ed it visionary and other said he
was a fool.
"What's the matter with Prescott
and Yavapai county? Nothing" con
cluded the speaker and the declara
tion met with a vociferous appro
val from the audience.
Dr. John W. Flinn supplied the
wit of the evening in narrating
"What the Chamber of Commerce
Has Done to Justify Its Existence."
The humor was interjected at ap
propriate points and did not obscure
the telling facts which he presented.
He contrasted business conditions in
Prescott today with what they were
three years ago when Prescott was
an object of sympathy through the
Territory. It was at that time that
the idea of the Chamber of Com
merce was originated and its work
lias been largely responsible for im
proved business conditions.
It established a summer colony
on which there are now ten cot
tages. AH are occupied in summer
and many of them in the winter.
The experimental dry farm near
Prescott was the work of the Cham
ber Money was raised to start it
and since flien it has been self-sustaining
thorugh appropriations by
the legislature. As a resulf of the
experimental dry farm in Sulphur
Springs Valley, Cochise County, that
section is being rapidly populated.
In a year he predicted wonderful
re: Its from the Prescott farm.
The Prescott Chautauqua was the
mcst creditable ever held in the
soi 'hwest, and entertainment was
provided of a class that ranked with
that furnished in cities of 50,000.
About the greatest work of the
Chamber is in bringing health-seekers
here. Real estate dealers, he
said had informed him that at no
time within six years had there
been as few vacant houses. These
new comers are here but they are
not notictd. The best work being
done by the organization is the ad
vertising now running in Eastern
magazines and which is bringing
thousands of inquiries. By it the
foundation is being laid for future
work. The results are yet to come.
Speaking of the criticism that is
occasionally directed against the
Chamber, the speaker asked if there
is any business in town that is run
the way it ought to. Those who ob
ject to its work or its methods
should appear at the meetings and
there state their views. The great
est need of the Chamber is an ex
pression of individual opinion at
these weekly sessions. Another need
is attendance upon these meetings.
They stimulate every one w;hen he
returns next day to his own work
and he is benefitted.
"If you will come down on Thurs
day night and work with us, we
will make it the best Chamber of
Commerce in the whole southwest,"
"How to Get the Money and Why
We Need It," was the theme of an
earnest and forceful talk by LcRoy
Anderson who dwelt upon the ne
cessity of not only getting people
here but of taking care of them af
ter they were here. "Apartment hous
es, modern cottages were needed
and means of enjoyment should be
provided. The advertising begun in
the East should be continued and
money was required. He suggested
as a means of raising funds that
every merchant should give one day's
income on the principle of the tithe
system. Experience in soliciting
funds for public purposes, had con
vinced him that the business men
of Prescott were good fellows and
only a few fail to come through
when called upon.
The paper of Secretary Fraser
dealt with "What O'ther People
Are Saying About Us." In his re
cent trip throughout the southern
part of the State the only deroga
tory remarks concerning Prescott
were heard in Phoenix. There were
many prominent citizens who had
never risked Prescott and he ad
vised that the local lodge should
send as delegates their most influ
ential members to grand lodges in
order to bring conventions to this
President Drake outlined some
of the plans for the Chamber in his
addre'ss upon "What We Want to
Do and What We xre Trying To
"There are many things wc want
to do which are impossible," he said.
"The standing and reputation of a
town is what its citizens make it,
and this applies forcibly to Pres
cott. This body was organized three
years ago. Enthusiasm was splendid
the first year, good the second year
and we want to continue it. The
city is being well advertised, its
praises even being sung in Europe.
What may be done? Colorado
Springs was once a little town on
the map, but it has grown to be a
big city with but one asset climate.
Later it became the headquarters
for the nearby mining camps sim
ply because it was a live town. If
it had not been started as a climate
resort, it would have continued to
be a mere dot on the map. We have
more here to commence with. A
better climate, the great and fertile
Verde Valley and when the Arizona
Land and Irrigation Company get
in operation there will be more land
10 to 1 tributary to Prescott thai
Colorado Springs has. The Cham
ber of Commerce will continue to
advertise its mineral resources and
eventually it will bring mining in
vestors but those who have mining
property for sale, must be prepared
to assume part of the risk incident
to developing a prospect
"This is not a building associa
tion but we must encourage one.
We should encourage the transtatc
national highway now projected
across Northern Arizona. We pro
pose through our sanitary commit
tee to collate more data concerning
our climatic advantages. Plans are
on foot for a fair association, and
also for building more houses to ac
commodate our visitors.
"The biggest and best thing you
can do is to make your neighbors
have a bright outlook, and all aim to
make this a bright and lively city
the home of happy, healthy and
During the evening, between the
speeches, the members and guests,
were entertained with several tongs
by Mr. Marks and a character reci
tation by Mr. Stedman, manager of
the local Selig Polyscope Company."
CALE OF 'CHANGE
SEAT CAUSES COMMENT
NEW YORK, Feb. 6. A seat in
the Stock Exchange has just been
sold for $50,000. This was regarded
as a wonderful bargain, as it is the
lowest price paid for a seat since
1901. But it is causing comment
in the city, altogether aside from
the congratulations which its purchas
er may be receiving upon his initia
tion into the charmed body. Just
as the prices of stocks on the Ex
changes are regarded as a sort of
barometer, indicating the prosperity
of the country, and whether times
are improving or going to the dogs,
just so the price of a 'Change seat
is looked upon as an index of the
condition of the Stock Exchange it
Wall Street has been so severely
scored of late, by Congress and oth
er outsiders, that it would be strange
it there were no response in the
street itself, and no hints of despon
dency among its habitues. With the
growing likelihood of legislation,
cither State or National, to regulate
the workings of the Exchange, the
volume of business and the value of
membership have naturally declined,
The highest price ever paid for a
scat was either $96,000 or $94,000
a little matter of a $2,000 .initiation
fee was kept a mystery between
buyer and seller, and neither has
ever given away the secret.
TENDENCY IS TO GO
HIGHER NOT LOWER
KANSAS CITY, STOCK YARDS
Feb. 3. After considerable shuff
ling of prices in beef grades of cat
tle last week net results left the
market unchanged from the close of
the previous week. Exceptions were
bulls, which lost 25 cents, and veal
calves, which closed 50 to 75 cents
lower. Stock cattle and feeders re
vived from the depression of the
previous week, and ruled about as
high as any time this winter. Sii.jply
today is 11,000 head, and all kinds
are steady to strong, and the market
has good action.
The strong country demand has
been the mainstay of the market
since the first of the year, and so
continues. In January 58,000 cattle
were taken from here to farms and
feed lots, representing 36 per cent
of the total receipts of cattle here.
That is an extraordinary percentage
for January, though not unusual for
the fall mouths. It was 23,000 more
than went to the same trade last
year, a gain of 67 percent. Kansas
took 7000 more than last year, Mis
souri 7000 more, Iowa 4000 more
and Illinois 4000 more. The univer
sal impulse of the country to get
into cattle is reassuring to those al
ready in possession of bovine ani
mals, particularly breeding stock,
and it is an object lesson for those
who have roughness and other feed,
and few cattle to consume it.
Top beef steers here today were
second raters, at $8.30, nothing in
the first class being here, bulk of
the steers $7.25 to $8.10, quarantine
steers $6.35 to $7.40 today.
Sixty cars arrived in the quaran
tine division here today. Oklaho
ma and Texas have shipped more
cattle so far this year than last.
Beet sugar mill cattle and western
hay feds have not started freely
yet. They will meet a good de
mand whenever they come.
Hogs made net gains last week,
light weights coming strongly into
favor. The run is 6000 here- today,
market 5 higher, top t$7.60, bulk
$7.40 to $7.55. Fresh pork demand
is taking almost the entire " supply
at all points now, leaving small
chance for accumulation, and con
dition the reverse of indicating low-.
er prices. Average weight here in
January 213 pounds, December 206
pounds, January last year 189
Sheep and lambs are climbing
slowly out of the cellar they were
cast into last Tuesday. Run is 6000
today, market 10 to 15 higher, Iambs
at $8.50, yearlings $7.50, wethers,
$5.60, ewes $5.00. Commission men
are advertising feeders that prices
will be high all winter, and to make
their stuff good.
NEW YORK, Feb. 7. Lead
$4.40 to $4.50.
City News I
i ....in Brief i
(From Thursday's Dally)
To the Coast.
Mrs. LeRoy Anderson left yester
day for Los Angeles where she will
visit with friends for a few weeks.
Mrs. T. J. Morrison and family
were arrivals from Octave yester
day, and will remain for several
The stork brought a nine-pound
boy to Sergeant W. E. Hilt atFort
Whipple on Tuesday evening at 6
Joe Rees, mining engineer, return
ed yesterday from California, and is
making examinations of mines for
Henry Hartin, manager of the
Williamson Valley Cattle Company
was a business visitor to the city
Miss Milliccnt Keating has gone
to Phoenix to serve during the leg
islature as clerk to the speaker of
R. Edmundson, one of the biggest
goat raisers in the county, is in the
city on business from the Peeples
M. L. and Frank Null, well known
resuRITts of-Mayer ,are in the city
for a few days on business and are
at the Prescott hotel.
From the North.
Chester Dickerson, merchant of
Ash Fork, was in the city yesterday
on court and other matters, return
ing home later in the day.
Charles Carmen, mine operator, is
in the city from Mayer on business
pertaining to his interests in that
section, and is at the St. Michael.
C A. Randal, in charge of the
business of the Congress Gold Com
pany, was a visitor from Congress
3'esterday, returning home later in
From the Mines.
Washington N. Hutton and Joe
Schcrer, mine owners of Copper
Basin, are in the city on business
for a few days and are at Brink-
M. B. Hazeltinc has purchased
from M. L. Tribby of Los Angeles,
lot ten in block eleven of Fleury's
addition for a nominal sum the
deed being filed for record yester
day. Rural Visitors,
Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Stewart are
in the city on a business and pleas
ure visit for a few days, coming
from Sycamore Creek, where the
former is interested in. farming and
live stock raising.
Return From South.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Stortz, who
were summoned to Winkleman sev
eral days ago on account of the
serious illness of a sister of the
latter, returned yesterday and left'
for Groom Creek later in the day.
New Deputy Sheriff.
Sheriff Keeler has appointed Ro
land Nichols as a deputy sheriff for
the Hillside country, and the new
officer will leave for that place to
day. Ho is also the live stock in
spector for the western part of the
Howard Burmister, son of Mr.
and Mrs. R. H. Burmister, arrived
from Los Angeles yesterday to re
main for the next month on a trip
of recuperation. He is a native born,
and received a welcome yesterday
from scores of friends.
Come to Locate.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Blackburn and
family have arrived from Vernon,
Texas, and are en route to the
Verde Valley, where they intend to
make their future home. They leave
today and are at the Prescott ho
tel. (From Friday's Daily.)
Mrs. T. J. Crowl left yesterday
for Los Angeles to visit with friends
for the next month.
J. Link Smith, in charge of the
Arizona Power Company interests at
Poland Junction, is in the city for
a few days on business.
From the Mines.
Andrew Peterson is in the city
from his mining camp near Octave,
and reports that field as enjoying
considerable activity in gold min
ing. Accepts Position.
Miss Alice Fitzgerald a capable
stenographer, left yesterday for
Phoenix, where she has accepted a
committee clerkship in the legislature.
John Glock, one of the best
known of pioneer residents of this
county, is in the city for a few days
on business from the Agua Fria
Mrs. Mabel Asche, who was sum
moned to the city from Globe owing
to the illness and death of her
mother, Mrs. Edith Engle, returned
To the Seaside.
Mr. and Mrs. George C Ruffner
left yesterday for a month's pleasure
trip to the seaside resorts of South
ern California, the former to recup
crate after recent illness.
Mrs. John Berggren returned yes
terday to Denver, her home, and
was accompanied by her son, Oliver
Berggren, the latter having recov
ered from serious illness.
Fred Docker, well and favorably
known in this city and Jerome, the
latter city being his home, was a
visitor yesterday in the interest of
his firm in San Francisco. He leaves
today for the copper city to visit
From the Range.
Arthur Fain, livestock grower of
the Mogollon mountains, was in
the city yesterday on business, and
gave a good account of that indus
try since warm weather has come,
which is a great relief to cattle
men in that high elevation.
Rev. and Mrs. J. M. Johnston, of
Petersburg, Illinois, are in the city
for a few days, and are guests of
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. King, the lat
ter being a cousin to Rev. Johnston
who is the pastor of the Presbyter
ian church in the above eastern
According to a deed filed for re
cord yesterday J. E. Fisher has sold
to A. Matley 400 acres of land in
Williamson Valley, the consideration
being withheld. The land is valu
able and has been improved by the
seller after several years of a resi
(From Saturday's Daily.)
Deputy Sheriff F. F. Bartlett of
Ash Fork is in the city attending
Thos. L. Mercer, in charge of the
Skull Valley forest service,- is in
the city on official matters for a few
Sterling G. Hill was in the city
yesterday after supplies from his
camp on Turkey Creek, where he
has silver mines.
Dr. E. C. Willis, physician of
Crown King, returned Thursday
from a business trip 'to the east, and
leaves for home today.
W. G. Shook is here from Walnut
Creek, preparing to remove to this
city, having recently sold his farm
ihg lands 'to H. E. Crane.
L. O. Phippency, one of the best
known rangemen in the western
part of the county, is in the city on
business from Thompson valley, and
gives a good report of range condit
ions since rain has commenced to
John McKinnon, Jasper Phillips
and Nelson Cross, well known min
ers of the Hassayampa .district, were
in the city yesterday after supplies,
All report that country as experi-
encing more active mining than
known in many years, and several
properties arc in the steady produc
Come to Reside.
Mrs. J. E. Lccper and four chil
dren are recent arrivals from Locks-
burg, Arkansas, and will make
Prescott their future home being
domiciled at 317 North Mt Vernon,
Mr. Leeper is the general manager
of the A. & A. mines at Jerome,
and will be a frequent visitor to
the city in the future.
Jeff Davis, freighting in and out
of Hillside, was in the city yester
day, and reports that the Copper
Creek and Santa Maria sections as
very lively. The Bagdad develop
ment goes ahead energetically and
with the individual owners operat
ing at several camps, the present
promises to be the most active year
in the history of that section.
Peter Marx, one of the best
known pioneer residents, was in the
city from Walnut Creek Thursday
where he is engaged in farming and
fruit raising on a large scale. He
gives a good report of conditions
pre'ailing there and since the cold
weather has moderated, farmers are
again preparing the soil for planting
a large acreage than formerly.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Stringfield,
of Mint Valley, are in the city seek
ing medical attention for their
young daughter, who was stricken
ill a few days ago.
Live Stock Deal.
Marie Warlop has sold to F. O.
Twitty, all her livestock interests
ranging in the Ash Fork country,
for the sum of $3,000, the bill of
sale being filed for record yesterday,
N. Friedburg, a former resident of
this city, arrived yesterday to visit
with friends for a few days. He is
en route from the east to Escondfdo,
Cal., where he is in business.
Mrs. M. C. McNulty left yester
day for Tempe, where she will visit
with her daughter. Miss Vera Mc
Nulty for a few days the latter
being a student at the normal
County School Superintendent
Miller left yesterday for the capital
to attend a meeting of the State
Board of Education which convenes
today. His office at the Court House
will be closed until Tuesday in con
sequence. Return of a Pioneer.
John Hartin, one of the best
known of the Hassayamper colony,
returned yesterday from Los Ange
les, to mingle again with old-time
associates, and to visit with his
many relatives. He was formerly
county treasurer of this county.
To Line City.
George Woodward, mining in the
Turkey Creek section, left yester
day for Nogales, where he will be
joined by a brother, who is working
caliche ground about fifty-five miles
distant in Sonora. Both are to re
sume operations, the country being
pacified where they are located.
John, J. Reddick, head chauffeur
of the United Verde Copper Com
pany, was a brief visitor to the city
yesterday on business. This com
pany maintains several machines
and during smelter construction at
Clarkdale, they are extensively used
in going and coming from the mine.
Leaves for Capital.
Miss Nellie O'SulIivan, favorably
known as a trained nurse, and until
recently at Mercy Hospital, left yes
terday for Phoenix, where she is
called in a professional capacity. She
is succeeded by Miss Dora Sulli
van, recently of Los Angeles, who
comei highly recommended in her
Mining Men Arrive.
W. W. Reese and C. H. Hon, of
New. Mexico, are recent arrivals and
are investigating certain properties
with the view of becoming interest- .
cd. Both are favorably impressed
with the mineral possibilities of this
section, and will become investors
later. They left for the southern
part of the State yesterday and re
turn in a few days.
William D. Shaw, formerly a resi
dent of this city, but now residing
in Minneapolis, Minn., left for the
southern part of the state yesterday
after a week of examination of his
goat interests in Walnut Grove. He
is associated with Arthur Baldwin
in that business. He stated the
present year will be the banner one
in price for mohair, the entire clip
having been purchased before shorn
at a decided increase in price over
that of last year.
Comes to Locate.
Francis Swinton, a brief visitor
two years ago, returned yesterday
and will make this section his fu
ture home, being joined by his wife
and family later from Ukiah, Cal.
He is enthusiastic over the curative
qualities of the climate for asthmatic
troubles, having fully recovered dur
ing a two months' visit.
F. W. Wood, general manager of
the Swastika mines in the Brad
shaws, has returned after a week of
inspecting underground conditions,
and expressed himself as decidedly
well pleased with the outlook. The
usual force is maintained and ship
ping again begins in a short time.
He returned yesterday to Los An
More Oil Locations.
Locating lands in the vicinity of
Camp Verde on their old producing
possibilities, has been revived with
more interest than has prevailed for
several months. The favorable
showing by the Verde Valley Com
pany, is the incentive for a rush into
the locality. Nearly 2,000 acres
were taken up early this week by
David H., Henry and Frank Wing
field, James H. and Andrew Mor
rison, Mrs. Ida and Mrs. Minnie
Wingfield. Up to date there has
been filed upon, according to the
records, a total of over 50,000 acres
of government land.
NEW YORK, Feb. 7. Silver
62J4. Mexican dollars 49.