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FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, MAY 10, 1912
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CITIZENS MASS MEETING
HELD MONDAY NIGHT
, Minutes of the proceedings a
mass meeting of the electors of
the town of Flagstaff, called for
the purpose of selecting candi
dates for members of the qommon
council of the town of Flagstaff,
to be voted for at the regular
election to be held May 27, 1912.
Upon call of the citizens of
Flagstaff, Arizona, the electors of
said town assembled in mass meet
ing at the court house in Flag
staff on Monday evening, May 6,
1912, to organize, and nominate
candidate for members of the
common council of said town.
On motions made and carried,
C. B. Wilson was chosen chair
man of the meeting and N. G.
Layton was chosen secretary.
It was moved by Mr. J. W.
Power that the meeting proceed
to nominate seven candidates for
councilman, which motion was
duly seconded: Mr. E. A. grown
offered an amendment to the mo
tion, that we proceed to vote for
candidates for councilman, and
that the fourteen persons receiving
the highest number of votes be
declared the nominees of this
meeting; and that the said fourteen
names be arranged on the list
alphabetically, and' the first seven
on the list shall constitute one
ticket and the next seven names
shall constitute the second ticket,
which amendment was dulycarried,
and the citizens proceeded to'vote
by written ballot for fourteen
names selected from twenty one
names written upon the black
board. The chairman appointed C. H.
Schulz and J. C. Dolan as tellers
to tally the ballots.
Blank ballots were passed to
the electors who proceeded to
vote, after which the ballots were
collected and counted; the tellers
tallying the votes as read.
After the votes were counted,
the chairman declared the result
to the people assembled, as fol
lows: First seven, to constitute one
C. A. Black - - 36 votes
J. C. Brown - - 27 "
B. A. Cameron - 42 "
J. M. Clark - - 33"
D. L. Hogan - - 32 "
D. H. Jones - - 29 "
R.J. Kidd - m - ,47 "
Second Seven,' to constitute one
John Marshall - - 28 votes
E.T.McGonigle -' 30 "
C. W. Suit - - 8 "
W. H. Switzer - - 37 "
J. R. Treat - - 38 "
J. P. Wilson - - 3 "
Harlow Yeager - - 30
After the votes were counted and
the result announced, the meeting
A Pleasant Party
The closing week at the Normal
has indeed been a very pleasant
one, and also a busy one. The
training school has been a very
profitable part of the work over
there this year. Both students
and teachers have enjoyed the
work. As the close of the term
approached the students planned
a very novel and appropriate
method of expressing their grati
tude toward the teachers of the
training department. The stu
dents, some fifteen in number, of
the 4th, 5th and 6th grades, as
sisted by their mothers, gave a
party to the teachers last Wed
nesday afternoon and evening at
the home of Mrs. Martini. Twenty
two teachers were present to en
joy the occasion. The company
assembled about 4 o'clock, and
at once entered into the pleasures
of the program. A number of
interesting games, both in and
out-of-doors were enjoyed. Music
was an important feature; danding
was enjoyed for a brief season,
and refreshments of a most pleas
ing and enjoyable nature claimed
the attention of the company. At
the close of the festivities every
one departed feeling that the oc
casion was one long to be remem
bered. Decoration Day
Decoration day will be appro
priately observed here this year.
The program is in the process ot
making. However Judge Edward
M. Doe has consented to deliver
the memorial address on decora
tion day, and the remainder of the
program will be published in due
season. The memorial sermon
will be preached at the M. E.
church the Sunday preceding
decoration day at 11 o'clock, a.
m., by Rev. C. M. Ross.
Yesterday a wedding took place
at fhe court house, and Judge
Perkins in his usual happy manner
united Mr. Fred Olliver Taylor
and Miss rlorence Kamsey oJ
Seligman in tfie bonds of matri
mony. The happy couple were
accompanied by the father of the
groom and mother of the bride.
The young couple left in the even
ing for their home in the western
city. , t
Greater Citizens Ticket
A ticket bearing the above name
has been filed with City Clerk Geo.
A. Fleming, and the public is in
vited to look it over. The Citizens
who are on the ticket propose to
stand by the meaning conveyed in
the head. The candidates are as
B. A. Cameron.
John W. Francis.
John G. Verkamp.
M. I. Powers.
C. A. Black.
J. O. Herrington.
The ticket was filed on the 8th
of May Wednesday.
New Rooming House
The first of the week Erik
Denver purchased the Raude
baugh lots east of the court house,
through V.-P. Wyland, and has
begun the construction of a fine
large rooming house. The new
building will be three stories and
basement, and will be 32x66 feet
in dimensions. The first story will
be veneered with concrete brick,,
the secend story stiple dash, and
the roof will be made of asphaltum
shinnies. The house will be mod
ern in all its arrangements and
plans. It will be equipped with
a heating aparatus, electric lights,
hot and cold water, etc. It will
be conveniently arranged for the
rooming house business. It will
be quite an addition to that part
of the city and it shows Mr. Den
ver's confidence in the future of
Flagstaff, as the building will cost
several thousand dollars. V. P.
Wyland has the contract for the
May 6th, 1912.
A meeting of the Coconino
County Republican Central Com
mittee is called for Wednesday
evening May 15th at 8:30 o'clock
p. m., in the court house in the
precinct of Flagstaff.
It will be decided in this meet
ing' if a primary election shall be
called for May 25th, or if the del
egates to the state convention in
Tucson on June 3rd, shall be
selected by the Coconino county re
publican central committee.
L. F. Verkamp, Chairman
Fred Ferguson, V. Chairman
B. A. Cameron, Secretary.
FLAGSTAFF WINS FIRST
GAME DF SEASON
Last Sunday the Williams base
ball team came up and crossed
bats with Flagstaff team at the
ball grounds. The visitors had
a good team. They came prepared
to put up a good game and they
did. The Flagstaff team put on
a little extra steam and went out
to play a good game and that is
just what they did. Both teams
were new in the season's game
and it was expected that the game
would savor of amateurism, but
on the contrary the teams both
played like league teams, from
start to finish the game was a good
one. Williams put up a good
game, and it took our boys eleven
innings to put them out, th?
score standing 6 to 5 in favor of
the home team in that inning. The
band turned out and discoursed
some good music for the game
and the visitors went home feeling
that even in defeat they were met
and treated royally by the Flag
staff boys. It is hoped that they
will come again. The line-up of
the teams was as follws:
Hanson, s. s Arch, ss.
Edmonds 3d b Montana 3d b
Buckles c Kline c
Hadley 2d b Snow 2d b
Maloney istb Elliott istb
Masco c. f Baker c.f .
Mullen 1. f Ballagn 1. f.
Bender r. f. . . . : Arce r. f.
Boyd p. Young p.
The above line-up showed a
strong team from each place. As
the season advances the boys will
all improve, although there were
no flies on the Sunday game.
BUSINESS MEN'S PRO
Mr. L. F. Verkamp,
Replying to your letter of the
2nd, inst., relative to the measures
now pending in the legislature in
Phoenix, as to the regulation of
assignment of wages and salaries;
and the fixing of pay-days, oftener
than once a month, we desire to
say, that in our judgment, both of
these bills possess merit that is
not confined to the interest of the
merchant alone, but is of equal
importance to the laboring man
who is dependent upon the result
of his toil, for his daily bread.
The merchant with large capi
tal occupies a most advantageous
position, as he can buy in large
quantities, and thus secure the
lowest possible prices; and by
taking advantage of cash discounts
is enabled to still further increase
his profits; and ought to be able
to undersell his less fortunate
competitor, who sooner or later
goes to the wall, a ruined man
one more in the large army of the
If the merchant, with large cap
ital, can form a combination, or
arrangement, with a concern em
ploying a large number of hands,
with the assurance that he will be
protected, to the extent of his
customers earning capacity, he
still further fortifies himself at his
competitors expense, and reduces
his trade losses to a minimum.
We believe that every merchant
should have this protection, and
that no man, nor no set of men
should enjoy this privilege, ex
clusively, in any community In
Arizona; that no association of
men should have it in their power
to demand of their employees the
exclusive right to furnish them
with their supplies; and that
orders given for wages be good
only through certain favored chan
nels, and tnen redeemable only in
We believe that by the enact
ment of a law creating a semi
monthly pay-day, that the wage
earner will be enabled to more
nearly reach a cash basis in trad
ing, and thereby secure for him
self all of the benefits accruing to
the cash customer.
The enactment of these measures
into laws, we believe, will create
a condition, 'which will lessen the
merchants losses, because of bad
accounts; and thereby enable him
to reduce prices, without lowering
his aggregate profits.
The buyer, who is everybody,
securing his wage money twice
each month, will buy for cash,
where he is best treated; which
will mean fair and honest "service,
or loss of the trade; the wise man,
merchant or customer, will be
honest, and honorable. It is pos
sible that for some of the large
companies, two pay-days per
month may mean a trifling ad
ditional expense, but as it will be
distributed among scores and
hundreds of non-resident stock
holders, it will never be felt, but
even if it is an actual money sac
rifice if made for the benefit of
the greater number of our people,
we should not fail to advocate the
passage of the bill.
We believe we are justified in
our position in urging the enact
ment of these measures into laws,
and that you, too, may support
We believe the Commercial
Organizations of Arizona may be
able to exert a powerful influence,
not only ,in the support of wise
measures, but in seeing that they
are also .enforced. Our state so
generously favored by nature,
may, by wisdom in legislation,
invite the rich, as well as the poor
to her valleys, and the rich store
houses of the hills and mountains,
with the assurance that no honest
man is unwelcome, and that there
is enough for all, if we work for it.
Very truly yours,
BisnEE Business Men's Protec
C. W. Ruth, Secretary.
Flagstaff, Ariz. May 7, 1912.
Mr. C. B. Ruth, Secretary, Busi
ness Men's Protective Associa
tion; Bisbee, Arizona.
Your letter of May the 4th is
I thank you for the prompt re
sponse, and the very logical and
practical reasons given, why leg
islation favoring the enactment
into laws of bills pending advoca
ting the regulation of assignment
of wages and the fixing of pay
days more regularly than once a
month, should be adopted. Your
citation of facts wherein the pro
posed laws would favor both the
merchant and workman are funda
mental. It is a truism that many of the
big corporations, favor the mer
chants in most communijies from
whom they can be the most exact
ing in the matter of insisting on
commissions tor protecting the
trade. I am not of the opinion
that locally any preference is
shown. It is a matter of exacting
the biggest commission, and
unless the merchant is fortified
with capital to discount his bills
and his trade is in volume, he
could not make a living and meet
the percentum demanded. I am
told the merchants in Flagstaff
pay to corporate greed the sum of
ten thousand dollars annually. I
am, therefore, free to admit, that
in my judgment, if he who works
in the sweat of his face, would get
his pay more regularly, he could
buy more advantageodsly by pay
ing cash, and it is obvious that
this legislation is hand in hand
with that to be presented effecting
the assignment of wages.
From the negative side of this
question it might be urged that it
would benefit the deserving class
of workmen, but that many em
ployed are so called floaters and
foreigners, who spend their monty
as soon as or before they get it
and not always with the merchants
for the necessities of life. In this
instance the merchant would have
to carry them to keep them from a
state of destitution, or the com
panies would have to supply them
directly or indirectly. It might
eventually resolve itself into the
big companies being forced to hire
more competent or at least de
serving help and paying for it. I
am sending a few copies of this
letter together with the one re
ceived from you, to both the mer
chants, employer and employee.
If I cannot hold a meeting of the
Flagstaff Commercial Club to take
some action, I shall consider
making the subject public.
Leo F. Verkamp.
Mr. John Verkamp and Miss
Catherine Wolfe were married the
first of the week in New York
City. After a honeymoon trip of
a few weeks they will make Flag
staff their future home, arriving
here about the first week in June.
Both bride and groom are well and
favorably known in Flagstaff and
have a host of friends who will be
glad to welcome them back to
Pioneers to Meet
Owing to the fact that a mass
meeting was held in the court
house last Monday evening the
meeting of the Pioneers was post-,
poned until next Monday evening,
May 13, at'8 o'clock, in -the town
A clean-up campaign is the next
thing on the program.
The minutes of the board of
supervisors will appear in the
next issue of The Sun.
Mr. Tracy, the California real
estate man, was circulating about
town the first of the week.
Supervisor Shaffer came up
from Williams last Monday morn
ing to attend the meeting of the
O. S. Emblem has been over in
the eastern part of the state intro
ducing his machines in that sec
Fred Lynch came back to the
ball game last Sunday. He rooted
so loud that he has a frog in his
throat this week.
Mrs. H. L. Parker arrived in
the city last Sunday from Los
Angelest to join Mr. Parker, who
will make Flagstaff his headquar
ters this summer.
N S. Bailey and family are
recent arrivals from New Mexico
and will make Flagstaff their
home. They are domiciled in one
of C. P. Hanna's cottages, just
west of the Majestic theater.
T. W. McCormac came up from
Williams yesterday morning to
attend the graduating exercises at
the Normal school. Mr. McCor
mac is manager of the Williams
base ball club and says he is very
much pleased with the pleasant
manner in which the Sunday game
was pulled off. The very best
feeling exists between the two
teams and the boys will have some
good games this season.
Three city tickets in the field
J. A. Campbell of Phoenix was
in our city last Sunday.
T. C. Ryan of Yates Centre,
Kansas, was in our city Wednes
day. J. W. Weathertord is expected
up from Phoenix sometime next
S. J. Watts of Los Angeles was.
in our city Wednesday on busi
ness. J. M. Newford of Rosedale,
Kansas, was in the Skylight city
R. W. Lisch of Phoenix, was
among the arrivals in our city
J.. A. Johnson of Williams was
in Flagstaff Sunday perhaps to
see the ball game.
Fred M. Greenleaf of Greens
burg, Kansas, was a Flagstaff
visitor last Monday.
J. H. Foley of Ash Fork was in
the city last Monday i stopping at
the Commercial hotel.
A. W. Osborn of Spirit Lake,
Iowa, was among the arrivals in
Flagstaff last Sunday.
T. E. Pollock went down to
Williams Tuesday morning, re
turning in the evening.
Chairman Gray was unable to
attend the meeting of the board
of supervisors last Monday.
C. R. Ryan of Leavenworth,
Kansas, was among the arrivals
at the Commercial yesterday.
The new normal school cata
logue is in the process of making
and will soon be in the hands of
The fire at Williams was a
serious blow to that city. It is
hoped that the plant will be rebuilt
at an early date.
Miss B. M. Hicks of the North
ern Arizona Normal school has
gone to Los Angeles to spend her
"Jim" Lynch is the most en
thusiastic ball fan in town. He
wants to play Winslow next Sun
day if the game can be arranged.
A. F. Savage of Newark, Ohio,
is a recent arrival in Flagstaff.
Mr. Savage is a trap drummer and
will play with the local band this
John Campbell of Winslow, and
who is interested in the Majestic
of this city, was in town last Mon
day on business, returning home
in the evening.
Wm. Beeson has his new place
ot business near the new opera
house open and readyfor business.
He has added hay and grain to
his fuel business.
J. W. McCormac was up from
Williams last Monday and played
ball with the team from that city
until he met with an accident,
spraining his ankle.
Miss Myrtle Pulliam is again
able to sit up after a siege of
illness covering a period of thirty
nine days. Her many friends are'
pleased to note her recovery.
If you are a contractor and have
a contract will you please report
same to this office that the public,
may be kept informed as to the
real progress of the town? Thanks.
Miss Florence Bart, of the dry
goods department at Babbitt
Bros., has gone to Los Angeles
on her annual vacation, and will
enjoy the coast for two or three
Mrs. Myrtle B. Wilson was
granted a divorce from Albert
Wilson in the superior court last
Wednesday and she was also
granted the' custody of her 8 year
The A. L. & T. mill is going
again after a day or two shut-down
pending the moving of Camp 1.
The camn is acrain established and
the logs are coming to the mill
with the same old regularity.
In this issue is published a
number of legal notices, known as
restoration of lands to public
entry. Those who are interested
in lands on the reserve in this
section will do well to read them.
Mr. and Mrs. Sharp, who came
up from Phoenix some two or
three months ago, left last Tues
day for Albuquerque, where they
expect to remain permanently.
The change is made with the hope
of benefitting Mrs. Sharp's health,
as this altitude is considered a
little too high.
A. S. Whitmore of Los Angeles
was in town Monday of this week,
talking business to our merchants.
Judge E. M. Doe went down to
Kingman last Tuesday morning
on legal business, returning Wed
nesday. The Arizona Central Bank has
made some changes in the interior
of the building which gives more
room and consequentle is a con
venience. Stanley Sykes returned last
Monday from Tucson where he
has been SDendinsr the winter.
and will remain in Flagstaff in
Jim Black, who has been spend
ing the winter down at Wicken
burg, came up the first of the
week and will remain in Flagstaff
There was no service at the
Methodist church last Sundav
evening and most of the congre
gation attended the exercises at
the Normal school. .
The minutes of the town council
appear in this issue of The Sun.
The board met too near our rmhli.
cation day last week to permit of
publishing the minutes.
Oswald Reuckert. who has been
sick .for several weeks, left last
week for Needles, California,
where he hopes that climate will
prove beneficial to him.
Quite a goodly number of names
have been placed on the register .
this week. And there are many
more to follow. A larger vote
will be cast at the fall election
this year than in 1911.
Gus Bailey returned last Wednes
day morninir from Phoenix, where
he was called on account of the
illness of his wife, but who is now
convalescent. Gus says Phoenix
is a mighty nice place just now.
Several parties were up from
Williams last Sunday to see the
ball game, but while a little dis
appointed in the result, all went
home happy and confident that
next time the Williams team will
' Dr. and Mrs. Switzer received
a box of fine flowers from Phoenix
last week, sent by Mrs. F. S.
Breen. The Sun office has been
indulging in the fragrance of rose
aroma ever since. The flowers
T. A. Theis, who came from
Germany to this country a number
of years ago, and who has been
a resident pf this county for a
long time, was granted naturaliza
tion papersiilast Saturday in the
Superior Court by Judge Perkins.
Cecil Phillips of Albuquerque
was in Flagstaff Wednesday, at
The Majestic, with a bunch of fine
pictures of the Titanic disaster
and the war on the plains. Mr.
Phillips is traveling with the
pictures and is drawing large
houses all along the line.
Eugene Sliker returned the
latter part of last week from
Phoenix. Mr. Sliker went down
to watch the amputation or divorce
proceedings of the county before
the senate. But he came back
without the "experience," as the
matter has been deferred until
some other time.
Miss Kelly, corsetiere from
Spokane, Wash., has located at
Weatherford Hotel, and- will be
glad to give the ladies the benefit
of her experience in fitting. She
represents the American Queen
Corset, the only front laced gar
ment with "Perfection Piece"
under laces. All garments guar
anteed. "' Dave Lovell has let the con
tract for the erection of a fine six-
room bungalow residence on the
lots iust west of the F. S. Breen
residence and the contract hns
been let to V. P. Wyland who
win nave the building under way
in a verv short time. Thr hnnim.
low will be a modern one and will
be a valuable accession tn that
part of the 'city. And still the
building of a city goes on in a
Mr. C. H. Schulz who has hppn
spending the winter in the south
ern part of the state, returned to
FlaestaH this week. Mr. Schulz
will remain several weeks, leaving
in time to be present at the grad
uation of fiis daughter, Miss Cecil,
which will take place in Los
Angeles about the 20th of June,
after which they will sail for
Honolulu, where they will visit
for a time. Thev will then return
to Flagstaff for the remainder of
the summer. Mr. Schulz is look.
ing well, and shows the result of
the southern sup and tan.