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WEEKLJcj JOURNAL-MINER, WEDNESDAY
MORNING, SEPTEMBER 12, 1917.
N jVI I N E R
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OUR NEAREST ALLY.
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The history of British dominion in Canada dates from Wolf's
ictory on the plains of Abraham in 1757 when the French per
manently lost Quebec. From that time to the present, the history
of Canada has been the history first of the British colony and later
of the British dominion.
The act of parliament creating the Dominion of, Canada went
into effect July 1, 1S67. Only lour provinces were at first in
cluded in the federation, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New
Brunswick. Manitoba was added in 1871, Prince Edward Island
in 1S78, and later the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and
The fifticnth anniversary of the Dominion was celebrated in
Canada and in England a little more than two months ago, but wc
have been so occupied with local matters, with the doings of con
gress and with preparation to participate in '.he war, that the
birthday of our nearest neighbor wc cannot regard Mexico
as a good neighbor now received scant attention in the United
Canada is the oldest of the dominions of the British eniphc,
as the Union of South Africa is the youngest. Under the con
federation her population has doubled, her mineral resources
have been developed and she has become one of the greatest
wheat-producing countries in the world. ,
The war with all its sacrifices has proved to her a blessing
in disguise. She has found her soul. Before the war she de
pended largely on foreign capital for the building of her rail
roads and the development of her resources. But she has been
thrown back upon herself, and by her own efforts has become
today in every way most prosperous.
The war record of the Canadians has won the admiration of
the world. No soldiers on cither side of the conflict have sur
passed in bravery and initiative and self-reliance the Canadian
soldiers at Ypres. Yimy ridge and Lens.
The Canadians are our .nearest ally and our best neighbor,
and the relations between the two countries after the war arc
bound to be closer than they ever have been before.
The day of greatest tribulation will not have come for the
German people, even if their cities should have been overrun by
hostile armies before, until impartial history has gathered up and
put into one comprehensive whole, the story of the horrors per
petrated by the Germans on the peoples of the territories they
When the world knows what has been suffered -by the Bel
gians, the French and the Serbians- -men, women and children
of the civil populations and by the war prisoners, an exclamation
of horror and rage will go up that may well cause Germany to
It is a saying among the savants of Germany that "the world's
history is the world's tribunal," and the saying is a true one.
Germans in America shrank from the indignation of the people
when the Lusitania was sunk. But sending those nearly twelve
hundred innocent non-combatants men, women and little chil
dren to death in the cold waves of the Atlantic was merciful,
compared with the horrors inflicted upon women and children of
France and Belgium. Some of the victims arc dead, but un
fortunately for them and Germany, most of them are alive.
The stories will be gathered and published after the war is
over. Then will come a greater horror and indignation against
the Germans in authority, by whose orders such acts, of fright-
fulness were perpetrated, than ever was aroused against the Turks
because of the massacres of Bulgarians and Armenians. Wcylcr,
in Cuba, only killed and starved Cubans. He was a gentleman,
measured bv von Bissinc's rule in Belgium. And von Bissincr
was a gentleman compared with some of the commanders in the
French occupied territory.
But it should not be lost sight of that von Bissing acted un
dcr direct orders from Hindcnburg, who told him he was treating
the Belgians too mercifully! "Der tag" takes on a new signifi
cance for the German. Formerly it was "the day" when his world
conquest would begin. Today he is thinking of "the day" when
the civilized world will know what he has done to defenseless
human beings in his power. Where he the conqueror, he would
make the history of the war. But he will not be the -conqueror.
The allies will write the history of the war that will be accepted
by the generations to come.
J THE TOWN SLACKER. J
In every town, just as in every lodge or church or club, there
are a few people who, the slackers always say, "think they run
things,"' or "want to run things."
Let us consider these men and women who "think they run
things," or " want to run things." Are they not the people who.
when there is a lot of committee or detail work to be done are
the onlv ones who will do it? Are thev not the onlv ones who
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arc willing to give their time and their energy for a public move
ment for the good of all? When you analyze the whole tiling
arc not these people, who "think they run things" about the only
people who have enough interest in their town or their lodge o;
their church to spend their time and money for the good of others?
If you are honest with yourself you will admit they are. The
next time you hear any one talk about the other fellow running
the lodge or the town or the church or the fire company ask him
to come to the next meeting of one of these organizations: sec I role of the wise old Hebrew. Some deluded mortals think be-
that he is appointed on one of the committees which have a lot j cause they have money it is the only qualification needed to land
of work for the good of the order or the town and watch him trvlthcni in the gubernatorial chair: some kid themselves into the
MUST FACE THE FACTS
Before the war there were a good many Americans who be
lieved this country safe from foreign invasion. Only a few such
are left now
The lessons of the war arc plain to those who study them
with an open mind. The purposes of Prussia arc plain, too.
They have been revealed in many ways and even openly avowed.
Believing the Prussians to be a race of supermen, destined
to rule the world and establish their "kultur" on the ruins of
present-day civilization, the military caste have not overlooked
the United States. They expect and promise to "strafe" America,
as soon as they have finished the job of strafing they have under
taken in Europe. Wc are nipping their plans in the bud and dc
fending ourselves by thwarting the European job.
The Monroe doctrine stands squarely across the path of their
dreams for ruling South America. If Germany should win in
Europe, the attack on the United States would not be long de
layed. It probably would begin with violation of the Monroe
doctrine, which Germany never has recognized
To suppose that Germain has neither army nor navy necessary
for such an undertakincf, is to close our eves to the facts. Ger
many's great navy is today practically intact, and she has millions
of veterans. When the civil war closed, the United States was
the greatest military power in the world. Victory now would put
Germany in a similar position.
But it would not be necessary for German"" to invade Anier
ica, except to wring some billions of dollars from her as indemnity.
As mistress of the seas, as ruler of Canada, as holder of th
British West Indies, as the dominant influence in Mexico, she
would be in position to strangle us slowly but surely, to wipe out
our foreign trade, to control our imports in short, to make us
There arc two kinds of pacifists in this country those who
want Germany to win, and arc doing what they can to hold
America back from preventing it: and those who are onlv un
conscious traitors, made so by sentimentalism that cannot apply
the logic to the facts.
Moses was not only a leader of men but the greatest law
giver in the histbry of the world, which important fact some pco
pie in Arizona seem to be forgetting when trying to fit into the
to crawl out of the job of working for nothing for the good of
others. You will find that he is perfectly willing to let the hard
workers "think they run things," or "run things."
A lot of you fellows who in the past have decorated the
mahogany, might try the environment of the church today, just
for a change. You may not like it. but the experiment will certain
ly do you no harm.
There is a heated controversy being waged in the columns
of one of the Los Angeles papers as to what constitutes moral
dress for women. According to the ideas of most men it has to
be the kind of habiliments that their wives buv and wear.
One thing about Billy Sunday that we like is that he flays
the sinners and alleged saints fifty-fifty. That little, human
dynamo realizes that the churches need a spiritual shaking up
as much as the trail-hitters need salvation. Not all those who
say "Lord, Lord," hold admission tickets to heaven.
belief they can ride into high office because they have held some
dinky, little position, while others base their aspirations on the
fact that they think they can catch the farmer, labor or prohibi
tion vote. They forget that the essential qualification is to be a
MAN and unless they can measure up to the stature of the in
cumbent in this regard, they had better not waste either their
time or their money. ,
This is the season of the year when the double-edge tongue
of gossip gets busy. A few nights ago a friend dropped into
Shumate's to get something to eat and happened to be seated at
the counter next to a young man who was blowing his best girl
to an ice-cream soda. When husband got home imagine his
surprise to be asked by his wife: "Who was the lady you had out
to lunch tonight?" The gossip witli the aid of the telephone, had
beat his time to the family domicile and had succeeded in stirring
up quite a ruction. There is such a thing as going a little bit
too far. ; i.
Discipline is as an important part of the school curriculum as
If members of Congress would forget they are Republicans, the text books.
Democrats or Prohibitionists and be just plain Americans, it' . 0
wouid help the nation greatly in getting down to the business It takes a pretty nimble brain and clever tongue these days
of war. I to explain slackerism.
DIAMOND DRILLPLANS FOR FAlRBIG BUG CASE IS
SETTLED BY A
FOR BIG CHINO
AND MACHINE IS ON
GROUND; OIL PEOPLE TO
SOLVE VITAL PROBLEM.
(From Tuesday's Daily.)
The first large oil exploration move
mcnt for Big Chino valley lias ma-
turcd by the arrival of a diamond
drilling equipment, which is to be
placed in operation on the holdings
of Messrs. Cunningham, Smith, Hard
ing & Black, of El Paso.
The machine is to be placed in
action inside of ten days, and while
not of the standard type used in bor
ing oil wells, having 6nly a three
inch bit, it will be operated, however,
for determining purposes. It was
brought from Ajo, where this firm ex
plored for copper, and proved an
other mine for that belt.
Mr. Smith, one of the firm, stated
that the introduction of this type of
a machine will more readily and eco
nomically solve the problem whether
an oil flow exists or not. It is be
lieved the formation will permit of a
depth to be given of over 60 feet per
day, and if results arc successful a
standard oil drilling rig will go in at
The firm has secured a large acre
age south and cast of Valley, its
lands adjoining those of Carl Rccs,
who is farming and cattle raising. Mr.
Smith is to arrive from El Paso to
morrow and will direct exploration
Old Silver Mine
Ready To Resume
(From Tuesday's Daily.)
The first move to revive the old
Silver Butte, an early-day producer
of silver and lead, is under way, C. P.
Crawford, a principal of a newly or
ganized company arriving from Oak
land, Cal., last week, and is now at
the camp west of Thumb Butte. Fu
ture operating plans arc being per
fected on a basis of permanency and
initial development is outlined for
opening up two points on' the fissure
in which depth is to be the motive.
The reviving of this property was de
cided upon a few months ago, in view
of silver reaching the present attrac
tive price. After sufficient work is
accomplished, machinery is to be installed.
WORK OF COLLECTING
'EXHIBITS HAS BEGUN
AND IMPROVEMENTS ARE
BEING MADE ON SEVER
AL OF THE BUILDINGS.
PAVES THE WAY FOR
(From Thursday' Daily.)
J. F. Hopkins, who will be remem
bered as a former owner of the Cop
per Hill group of mines in Copper
Rasin, selling his interest for a few
thousand dollars over 15 years ago,
still pursues mining and has a prop
erty in action in Walnut Grove under
conditions which arc attracting inter
est in this day,' a horse arastra hcing
the method of reduction. He visited
Prescott during the week, and in this
manner expressed himself: "The
copper game is too big for a small
operator, and I have adopted the only
method to develop and keep my claim
free from obligations; the grind is
slow but sure in recoveries made, and
the weekly cleanup shows me where
I am at, financially. The mine is be
ing opened up in the meantime and
as the showing has improved, I have
decided to get better action by plac
ing a gasoline engine at the works. I
will also hire a miner, and keep pace
with mining and milling as the situa
tion calls for."
Hopkins has the only horse arastra
known in operation in this county,
and for the past year has done single
handed the development which is at
tracting attention to his holdings.
(From Tuesday's Daily.)
According to Secretary Grace M,
Sparkcs, the arrangements for holding
the coming Northern Arizona fair in
this city arc shaping up in a most
encouraging manner. Out at the fair
grounds a number of improvements
arc under the course of completion,
while others arc about to be com
menced, and in a few days the work
on the new mining building will be
started. A concrete floor is being put
in the women's building, and the
place is being entirely rc-dccoratcd
and overhauled, so that when the big
show opens, the department devoted
to the things dear to the heart of the
feminine visitor will be one of the
most attractive places on the grounds.
John Bianconi, fair commissioner
for this county, has begun his work
of collecting the exhibits which arc
to adorn the agricultural and horti
cultural sections, and in covering the
county, Mr. Bianconi expects to visit
practically every farm in Yavapai
county and solicit products for the ex
hibits. Arrangements have been
made with a local cold storage firm
for the keeping of all perishable arti
cles, and thCj secretary of the fair
states that all persons having exhibits
which arc in any manner perishable,
the articles should be brought to the
office of the secretary or sent in by
Wells Fartro or parcels post. Such
exhibits as melons, fruit, vegetables
etc., will be certain to remain in good
condition if they arc brought to the
cold storage plant as soon as con
venient. The articles should be well
wrapped so as to prevent their being
broken or bruised in transit.
The mining section is to be given
much more attention this year than
in former times, and Tom Marmont,
who has charge of this department,
will leave today on his trip through
the various camps for Hie purpose of
collecting the mineral specimens
which arc to be included in the list o
exhibits. Every mining district in the
county is to be visited by Mr. Mar
mont, and this fact, together with the
fact that all of the mining counties in
the northern part of the State will
send big exhibits, will insure an un
usually large and choice line of spec!
mens for the department. Anyone
having specimens of minerals whicl
they wish to display, can have them
taken care of by sending them to the
mining department of the fair, care of
the chamber of commerce. All speci
mens and exhibits should be tagged
with the sender's name, the location
and name of the property from which
the ore came, and a statement of the
nature of the sample. Arrangements
have been made with the local order
of Elks to use their club building as a
depository for the samples until the
time they arc wanted at the fair
BENSCH IS ENTITLED TO
PRIOR RIGHT TO WATER
BUT MUST SHARE IT
WITH HIS NEIGHBOR, SO
BIG CLOUDBURST IN
THE CORDES COUNTRY
PIONEER MINER DIES
(From Saturday's Daily)
V. Zimmerman, for nearly 40 years
a resident of this county, and a miner
by occupation, passed away yesterday
in this city, at the age of 74 years. He
was afflicted with miner's consump
tion, and had been ill for only a few
months. He came from the Stanton
country, and was a native of Ireland,
leaving no known relatives in this
country. The remains arc at W. M.
Poul.son's and the funeral will take
(From Friday's Daily.)
Reports received yesterday fore
noon from outlying sections would
indicate a resumption of cloudbursts
and heavy rains as occurring in all
localities. From Cordcs news was
received that on Wednesday evening
the heaviest downpour ever known
had taken place, in which the creek
near by carried over two feet more
than the highest watermark showed.
Kirkland and Skull valleys were in
the path of the big storm, while Wal
nut Grove likewise had the biggest
rain of the season. The country to
the north of Prescott reported very
WANT SHORT OPINIONS
SARATOGA SPRINGS, X. Y
Sept. 6. The presentation of a mem
orial to United States and State courts
requesting a conscious effort at the
shortening of opinions was recom
mended today to the American Bar
Association by the committee on re
ports and digests, which reported that
the average length of judicial opinions
has increased 30 per cent in the last
20 vcars. '
RADICALS WIN , j
PETROGRAD, Sept. 6 New mu
nicipal elections have been held in
Pctrograd resulting in a victory fot
COPENHAGEN, Sept. 8. The
Vossichc Zcitung states that two per
sons were killed and three seriously i the radicals. The social revolution-
injured in an airplane aco'dent in the anes and Bolsheviki inflicted a severe
town of Lahr, Germany, on Scptem-i defeat on the moderate Socialists and
ber 4th. I constitutional Democrats.
(From Tuesday's Daily.)
The long-drawn-out action of
Bcnsch vs. Fletcher, wherein the
plaintiff asked that the defendant be
enjoined from using certain water in
Big Bug creek, was settled yesterday
evening, temporarily at least, when
the court issued an order directing
that the creek water, which is highly
desirable for irrigation purposes, be
used one-half of the week by the de
fendant and the remainder of the
time by the plaintiff. The case was
begun several weeks ago by Bcnsch,
who alleged that he had appropriated
certain water in the creek for irrigat
ing his adjacent land, and that later
Fletcher had moved into the neigh
borhood and started taking the water
away from him.
After hearing evidence for two days
the court ruled that the plaintiff held
the priority in the matter of appropri
ation, and was thereby within his
rights in claiming the scanty flow of
the waters of the creek. However, in
order that the crops owned by the
defendant should not be damaged, the
court ordered the plaintiff to share
the water with Fletcher during cer
tain days of the week, measurements
recently made showing that there was
apparently sufficient water to irrigate
both places if it was used judiciously.
According to yesterday's order,
Bcnsch will be entitled to use the
water from Wednesday evening until
Monday morning, after which time
the current must be turned into the
ditches of the defendant.
DESPITE JOINT STRIKE
GLOBE, Sept. 7. Globe-Miami
district mines arc now all at work.
Although the joint strike of the I. U.
M. M. & S. W. and the I. W. W. has
not been called off, it is no longer a
factor in the industrial situation in
the district Federal troops make it
possible for all men to work who de
sire to do so. The real trouble is the
scarcity of American labor, other
than which will not be employed in
the district in the future. A great many
Americans left the district just prior
to the strike and during its first few
weeks. These have found employ
ment elsewhere and not many of
them will immediately return. Con
sequently the mines can get back but
slowly to normal forces of operatives.
The same condition prevails in other
districts of the State wherein strike
troubles have prevailed and repre
sents the largest damage inflicted up
on industry by the strike organizers.
It will not be overcome until there is
again a supply of labor equal to de
mand, a condition that, in view of the
draft, is not near at hand.
Inspiration Copper Co. has four
sections of its mill going. Miami
Copper has half of its mill in opera
tion. In all departments it lias w
men at work and will shortly be
ready to take on the third shift. Old
Dominion has more than 700 men on.
It has its mill started and the smelter
fires going. International Smelter is
about ready to fire up, cleaning out
being nearly finished. All the smaller
producing properties of the district
arc at work and getting out ore.
Several hundred more men than can
be immediately taken on have been
rustling for jobs about the different
properties this week. Selection of
those returning to work is being
made very carefully.
BARREN RANGE LANDS
BRING RICH REWARD
(From T1i.rday's Daily.)
Mr. and Mrs. J. Marshall Morgan
arc soon to leave for Houston, Texas,
probably to remain. The change of
residence is due to lands of Mr. Mor-
a . 1 .t
gan, embracing several inousanu
acres reaching immense values from
oil having been developed a short
time ago. Sections have been leased
to -different operators and every tract
has proven a flow of this article. Mr.
Morgan made the investment over 20
years ago, buying from the State fot
a nominal price per acre, for the pur
pose of, engaging in thqcattle busi
ness and to have an-ast for the
future by developing water and culti
vating the soil. The oil area cxpand-
ng to include his holdings of over
,000 acres under one fence, has made
investors eager to close deals, and
for this reason this well known resi
dent has decided to leave Prescott.