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FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1912
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EAST WANTS NORTH
ERN NATIONAL ROUTE
Eastern AutoTourists Want to Sec the
Great Sights of the Country
Northern Route Most
' T. G. Norris, who returned to
the city early in the week from
New York, states that the ocean-to-ocean
highway movement is
traveling like wild fire, and at the
meeting of the National Congress
of Good Roads that ended at At
lantic City on October 5, the
interest manifested in the pro
jected transcontinental highway
was the theme of the great gatK
ering, and superseded all other
questions before that magnificent
. Mr. Norris took part in the de
liberations as the president of the
Arizona Good Roads Association,
and says that the fame of the
good roads built in Arizona to
gether with the attraptive 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 welding the movement
into a certainty for the future was
the adopting of a resolution sub
mitted by the Daughters 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 Fe trail will be followed
to Arizona, and thence on to the
shores of the Pacific. The final
scene of the greatest importance
occurred when a telegram elec
trified the organization from the
manufacturers of automobiles and
auto supplies 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, ioi4and 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
demonstration which greeted this
announcement was remarkable,
and created very much favorable
comment for the generous dispo
sition manifested by these manu
facturers. Mr. Norris also imparts the
agreeable information that the
Grand Canyon, the Petrified For
ests, the Painted Desert, the Co
conino Forest, the Moqui Indian
villages, and other stretches of
wonderiul country in Northern
Arizona, will be fine drawing
cards to bring in thousands of
visitors annually, who otherwise
would not venture on a monoto
nous 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 the Pacific.
Motorcycle Hesitates Suddenly
Allen Greenlaw and an effervesc
ing young man named Sharkey,
got off a motorcycle just this side
of Gleenlaw's mill last Friday so
precipitately that neither of them
hesitated where the machine stop
ped,but went on and on until their
momentum was absorbed by the
law of gravity. At the time of
their abrupt seggregation from the
machine they were mutilating the
atmosphere at something like the
rate of thirty or forty miles an
hour. A pedal struck a high place
in the road, suddenly upsetting
their gait. If it hadn't been for
the accident they would have
been at home when they arose
from the earth. Both of them re
tained distinct impressions of the
earth's surface upon their coun
tenances aside from their apparel
being broken in places.
Miss Mary Wassel Injured
Miss Mary Wassel met with a
serious accident at the Catholic
church Sunday. She was feeling
faint and left the room 'where the
services were being held, intend
ing to walk down the cement
steps; when part way down she
fainted and fell, striking her head
on the edge of the steps, fractur
ing her skull. She was taken
home and Dr. Suit called. For a
time it was feared that the injury
might prove fatal, but later she
recovered consciousness and was
reported out of danger, though
The Transactions of the Past Two
Weeks in That County Office
Deed, Alvin F. Nelson et ux to
Bill of sale, F. W. VolztoJ. E.
Patent, United States of Ameri
ca to Santa Fe Pacific R. Co.
Deed, Santa Fe Pacific R. Co.
to H. W. McCulloh.
Material man's lien F. A.
Boulih Vs. R. Cameron et al and
W. H. Bates, Lessor.
Bill of sale I. C. Smith to J. D.
Brown & R. T. Brown.
Chattel mortgage, W. M. Nag
iller to Williams State Bank.
Release of chattel Mortgage,
Arizona Central Bank to Wm.
, Release of chattel mortgage,
Arizona Central Bank to A. K.
Quit claim deed, Juan Razo to
Release of chattel Mortgage, R.
O. Raymond to A. K. Hawkins.
Bill of sale, H. W. McCulloh to
E. B. Perrin.
Sheriff's deed, T. E. Pulliam,
Sheriff to George Babbitt.
Warranty deed, David Babbitt
to E. C. Mills.
Conditional sale, Flagstaff Lum
ber Mfg. Co. to Hermance Mach
Quit claim deed, E. B. Perrin
Sr. et ux to Roy C. Watson.
Water location notice, the two
mile spring, two hundred feet east
of two mile house, John S. Cram.
Release of realty mortgage,
Ramon Prieto to G. Ignaccio
Relaty mortgage, G. Ignaccio
Esenarro to Arizona Central Bank.
Warranty deed, S. L. Finley et
uxto J. M. Wilson & .Paul S.
Bill of sale, Jacob Caufmam to
Evans & Wolfe.
Realty mortgage, E. C. Mills et
ux to Dora P. Charter.
Warranty deed, Jos. R. Treat
to Maude L. Adams.
Realty mortgage, Benjiman
Doney to George Hoffman.
Water location notice, Cataract
Canyon, Henry C. Yeager.
Warranty deed, Amil Reber et
ux to S. L. Finley.
Bill of sale, J. F. Hendrickson
to A. T. Banner.
Bills of Sale, J. F. Hendrickson
to A. T. Banner.
Articles of Incorporation, the
Presbytery of Northern Arizona.
Bill of Sale, W. H.Switzer et al
to H. B. Kelly.
Arizona Wins Prizes
A Lethbridge, Alberta, dispatch
says: Arizona took fifty of the
awards here at the Seventh Inter
national Dry Farming congress in
session in this city. These
awards were on iruit, corn, and
other crops, in competition against
seventeen foreign nations and
eleven states. R. N. Fredericks
of Prescott was elected vice pres
ident of the international congress
the next session of which will be
held in Oklahoma City, Okla., in
1913. H. A. Morgan of Willcox,
Cochise county, Arizona, was
named as executive national com
mitteeman from Arizona.
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IE PRESIDENT SHERMAN
SUCCUMBS TO INEVITABLE
Brlghts Disease Claims James Schoolcraft Sher
man at His Home in Utica, New York
Yesterday the telegraph and telephone wires flashed the sad in
telligence over the county of the death of Vice-President Sherman.
Our nation bows its head in saddness and sorrow in response to the
The career of James Schoolcraft Sherman frqjn the time he
reached manhood for the most part was one of continuous public ser
vice, he being a member of congress continuously from 1886 to 1908,
with two year interim from 1890 to 1892, Mayor of his home city, vice
chairman of the Republican Congressional Committee for many years
and delegate to State and National conventions; Banker and Lawyer
by profession; belonged to that branch of Republicanism termed
regular; twice running mate of President Taft; earned sobriquet of
"Sunny Jim" by his never failing smile and good humor.
SENATOR W. A. CLARK
NOW AT JEROME
Senator W. A. Clark, president
of the United Verde Copper Com
pany, and his son, Chas. W.
Clark, general manager of the
same company, arrived in Jerome
this week, and are making a
general examination of their in
terests in this district. Senator
Clark informed the editor of the
News that all contracts for the
building of the Verde Tunnel and
Smelter railroad and the new
smelter, had been let, and that
work on them had been started,
and that they would be rushed to
completion as rapidly as possible.
He also said that the new town
in the valley would be kept under
the control of the company, but,
at the present time they had not
yet decided wether they would
build all the buildings to be
erected there, and lease them, or
wether they would lease the lots
to those desiring them. It is the
intention of the company to make
of the new town a model one. In
speaking of the new smelter, he
said that it would be one of the
most complete and modern of its
kind in the world. He also said
that it would purchase all ores
offered that were not too base for
reluction here. Jerome News.
Will Lay More Double Track
Trainmaster Elmer Duffield was
in Flagstnff Saturday. He says
that contracts have been let by
the Santa Fe for double tracking
the road from Flagstaff to Wins
low and from Ash Fork to a point
near Seligman. The work will be
commenced at once between Flag
staff and Winslow. Work west
has been in progress some little
EMERSON SCHOOL NOTES
The second month of school
closes with an enrollment of 245,
of which number 3 are enrolled
at the Brannen school. The av
erage daily attendance for the
month is 201. The school popu
lation is constantly changing,
some parents are moving away,
while others are moving in.
The school attendance for the
town, in all four buildings, is
almost 500 in the first eight
grades. This is a very good num
ber for the size of our town.
Teachers and pupils alike are
highly pleased by the sand which
arrived last week for the sand
tables. After failing to obtain
sand by applying to our local
agent we were successful at Wil
liams through the efforts of Mr.
F. W. Smith, a member of. the
school board of that place. The
sand was given us by the A. T.
& S. F. Ry. Co. and we wish to
take this opportunity to thank the
public spirited men who helped
us so well. Sand from the River
de Flag is composed chiefly of
silt and is so dirty it is almost
useless therefore, we appreciate
the clean engine sand the more.
Be sure to see our sand tables
when you visit us.
Work on the addition is being
pushed rapidly. The blasting is
finished and the excavation done.
The stone work reaches almost
around the basement and the
brick and wood work are begun.
A few days of nice weather will
see a great change.
Mr. and Mrs. , George Palmer
stopped off here Tuesday for a
few days rest. They were on their
way home to San Francisco from
a couple month's vacation in New
York and other eastern cities.
An Enjoyable Birthday
Mrs. Will Stopbelworth, enter
tained a number of little folks at
her home the Anthony House, in
honor of her doughter Audrey's
fifth birthday. Games were played
followed by dainty refreshments.
Those present were: Misses Alice
Coalter, Betty Herrington, Kath
erine Keller, Wanda Martini,
Julia Watson, Mary Piocknow,
Vivian Heston, Ardis Stoffal,
Cecelia Procknow, Relua Heston,
Audrey Stoppelworth, Messrs,
Elmer Carroll, Buster Prochnow,
Harley Heston. Prizes awarded,
Alice Coalter Cecelia Procknow,
REPUBLICAN IS CON
TINUED IN OFFICE
Election Contest from Coconino Coun
ty Has Been Settled in the
In the case of X. N. Steeves,
contestant, versus C. B. Wilson,
contestee, which was decided in
(the superior court of Coconino
county by Judge Ferkins, the su
preme court of the state today
affirmed the judgment of the lower
The case grew out of last year's
election. Steeves and Wilson
were candidates on the democratic
and republican tickets respec
tively for the office of county
attorney. T h e official count
showed that the republican had
I won. The contest was brought
J by Steeves on the ground that
Wilson was not qualified to hold
I the ppsition. The judgment of
the higher court puts an end to
the contest by allowing the repub
lican to hold office. Phoenix
Wins Many Fair Prizes
L. B. Shaffer, aside from being
an expert accountant at the Ari
zona Central Bank, is a chicken
fancier of no mean .ability. Mrs.
Shaffer received word Tuesday
from Mr. Shaffer, who is at Phoe
nix with an exhibit of his Crystal
White Orphingtons, that he had
captured five first prizes after one
of the hottest clashes ever had at
the fair, which would indicate that
he had some real chickens to
To Study Fire Prevention
J. F.Mullen, of the forest ser
vice, left Saturday for Flagstaff,
Arizona, where he will study fire
prevention work on the Colorado
plateau. He will make trips over
the Sitgreaves and Coconino na
tional forests and over the Tonto
basin. This country is one of the
finest strips of virgin pine in the
world, and as it is quite flat, fire
protection work is difficult because
of the trouble in locating fires
when they first start. Albuquer
They Had a Good Time
The Bongberg home was the
scene of a most enjoyable affair
last Friday night when the girls
of the 6th and 7th grades of the
N. A. N. S. training department
gave a party in honor of their es
timable teacher, Mrs. Minnie Ev
ans De Voignes, and of the boys,
Victor Bongberg, William Gavin,
William Allen, Claude Patten and
Harlow Akers, who were recently
promoted to the 8th grade, and of
the three boys, Geo. and William
Martini and Preston Adkins, who
were promoted to the 7th grade.
The rain spoiled the lawn games
which had been planned, 'but with
music, riddles and lots of lunch
the twenty-five children present
said they never had a better time.
Tne subjects to be descussed
by Rev. Foreman at the Presby
terian church next Sabbath are,
in the morning, "The Secret of
Power," in the evening, "What
a Penniless Man Gave to Another."
George Peterson has a right
hand that he is not using now. A
bad case of blood poisoning was
started by an abrasion made when
it came in contact with a face
owned by some fellow with whom
he had a slight dispute.
George Black Jr. came in from
his ranch in the Sycamore county
Tuesday. He says the rain Sat-,
urday night and Sunday was the
heaviest they have ever known in
that section of the country, much
heavier than it was in the vicinity
Baby Killed and Auto Wrecked at
Yarnell Hill-Drops 200 Feet-High
Water Stops Progress '
On train Congress Junction to
Prescott, Oct. 29. Our trip over
land to the Fair by auto has been
marred by a serious accident.
We made a splendid run the first
day out, going from Flagstaff to
Kirkland. Our register showed
154 miles, Miss Cecile Schulz
managing the car the entire dis
tance, except for about three min
utes when Mr. S. wanted to show
her how to avoid running into
brush which lined both sides of
the road. At the end of the third
minute he was perfectly satisfied
with her steering and gave up the
wheel. At Kirkland we found Mr.
and Mrs. Weatherford, who had
left Flagstaff ahead of us but who
had been tired and retired a num
ber of times on the road. Well,
the next morning it rained yes,
and if did rain, but Judge Doe
who had stopped over for a day's
quail shooting started out for the
birds and he got them too.
The water came raging down
the stream and we were unable to
get across until 5 p. m. when with
the aid of two cow horses attached
to the car, we made the run
across the stream. At the second
stream two miles out we were not
so fortunate in crossing. We got
within about four feet of the bank
when we stopped short, sat. there
and visited for about three hours
with' the water nearly in the car.
Finally a man came along with a
four-horse team, fastened onto
the car with a chain and took us
up on the bank. The Weather
ford car also came through O. K.
by the use of the four-horse team.
Our engine was froze up with mud
and water, but fortunately two
expert automobilists were on
hand Mr. Paul Mathers of Flag
staff and Mr. Miller of Prescott,
who did good work for us and
finally about midnight we got
started, but our car kept protest
ing and eventually refused to tro
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cile got into the Weatherford car
and went on, while Mr. S. and I
walked back to Kirkland where
we found S. S. Preston's car and
Mr. Charles Burkes of Williams.
The same four-horse team had
assisted them into town.
Yesterday morning was spent
in doctoring up the cars. In the
afternoon we started on and when
we reached our car, Mr. Hart,
who is a first class auto physi
cian, fixed up our car and we
started on about 5:30, went to
Yarnell camp where the Preston
and Schulz cars- stopped for the
night, but Mr. Burkes started on
down the Yarnell hill. About 12
o'clock Miss -Gertie Brown and
Miss Altha Emerson, who were
with Mr. Burkes, came back and
told us of the accident of their car.
They were nearly at the bottom
of the hill when their engine
stopped. Mr. Burkes got out to
crank it. Nearly all the way on
the road Mrs. Burkes had kept
her foot on the brake when Vhey
stopped, but this time neither of
the women thought of it. When
the engine started, the car started
pushing Mr. B. over and went
tearing down over the bank 200
feet below, landing bottom side
up on the large rocks and boulders
at the foot of the canyon.
The occupants of the car were
Mrs. Burkes and three year old
baby, Mrs. Minnie Willard, and
her 18 months old baby girl Miss
Gertie Brown and Miss Emerson.
Miss Brown and Miss Emerson
jumped out but Mrs. Burkes and
Mrs. Willard went to the bottom
of the canyon with the car. Baby
Willard was killed almost in
stantly. Mrs. Willard has a
sprained wrist and a slight cut on
her cheek, Mrs. Burkes was pin
ioned under the car but was't badly
injured, but the shock and, ex
posure to cold developed pluresy
from which she is suffering a great
deal this morning. Mr. Hart, Mr.
Williams, Mr. Schulz and I went
immediately to render what as
sistance we could, got them into
our car and took them to Congress
Junction. I am taking the body
of the baby to Prescott to have it
prepared to be sent home and the
rest of the party will come on this
Mrs. Willard just came from
Texas' a few days ago to visit the
Dr. E. S. Miller.