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Reports Made at Chamber of Com
merce Meeting Big Lake For
Pleasure Resort
Plan to Join the Summer Colony Here
On Invitation of Committee Of
Chamber of Commerce
Meeting of Development
High Grade Ore is Found
Board to be Held
May 13
In Copper Creek
(From Friday's Daily.)
tw "Ronstpr Excursion." its re-, be undertaken this year.
suits and its sidelights, constituted
-the principal subject at the Chamber
of Commerce yesterday evening. The
cream of the story has already been
Telated in the special dispatches to
the Journal-Miner, but there was
considerable new matter brought out
Ae .1 fittintr ortenine to the proeed-
ings, President Fredericks introduced
the following resolution, which was
unanimously and enthusiastically
"Whereas, The Boosters' Excursion
to Phoenix, on Anril 21st. 1911, con
ducted under the auspices of the
Summer Colony Committee of the
Prescott Chamber of Commerce, re
ceived the sincere and hearty sup
port of the citizens of Phoenix;
Therefore, Be It Resolved, That
the thanks of this Chamber of Com
merce be and the same are hereby
tendered to the City Club, to the
Phoenix and Maricopa County Board
of Trade, and its able and energetic
secretary, Mr. Harry Welch, the
ladies, the daily press, and the citi
zens of Phoenix generally, for the
generous reception, splendid enter
tainment and the genuine Arizona
hospitality extended to our members
-while sojourning in the Capital City,
thereby making the Boosters' Ex
cursion an unqualified success. In
order that we might be afforded an
opportunity of showing our appre
ciation in deeds as well as in words,
"we again extend to our Phoenix
friends the sincere invitation 'Come
up a mile and smile awhile.'
"Resolved, That these resolutions
"be spread in full upon our minutes
and copies thereof sent to the Pres
cott and Phoenix daily press for pub
lication." Then a motion prevailed that a
similar resolution be adopted in re
gard to Tucson, with special mention
given to X. E. Plummer, T. E. Litt,
the faculty of the University of Ari
zona, and the press.
As the result of the observations
on his trip. F. O. Smith stated that
the PTescott Chamber of Commerce
was larger than that of Tucson,
which has double the population of
this city, and that our membership
exceeded by three that of the Phoe
nix Board of Trade. Continuing, he
said that the University was anxious
to establish a dry farming station
near Presott and would do so next
year if the Legislature made an ap
propriation for such work. The last
appropriation had been expended at
Snowflake, Apache county, which had
taken the initiative two years ago,
and had promoted the bill through
the Legislature. As to the experi
mental station at Douglas, the ex
pense is borne by the El Paso &
Southwestern railway. Speaking of
the Tucson excursion to Prescott, in
June, in connection with the Knights
of Columbus, he said that it would
bring many people here, who would
inspect the Summer Colony. One
of these would be P. X. Jacobus, one
of the most enterprising citizens of
the Pueblo City. He had built thirty
four residences there, ranging in
value to $8,700, and being of the
Spanish Mission type of architecture,
it had been the means of making
Tucson the prettiest residence city
to be found anywhere. If Mr. Jacob
us should become interested in Pres
cott. his activities would prove of
jjreat benefit to the citv. Mr. Smith
announced that Prof. Tolman of the
University would be here during the
summer with fifteen students to take
"ud a course of mine surveying. If
the experiment should prove success
ful, it would practically lead to a
permanent summer school of mines.
Harry Heap, after giving an ex
tended review of the work done by
the Summer Colony Committee at
Phoenix and Tucson, noted that the
work had really just started and
must be followed up. The water pipe
was now on the ground and the sec
retary would prepare a letter stating
how work was progressing, and that
Prescott citizens should come into the
office and sign the letter and it
would be mailed to the addresses of
their friends. Several of these let
ters would be issued in due course
of time. Mr. Waara had completed
the survey of the tract and a team
would be sent out today to cut fur
rows showing the outlines of the
streets. As to the matter of piping
water to the grounds he suggested
that a committee confer with the
City Council with tho object of hav
ing the city bear the expense. Later
this motion was amended to make
the committee consist of the Board
of Directors, supported by the pres
ence of every member of the Cham
Good roads were then discussed,
Frank Foster reported that the high
way to Ash Fork had reached Will
iamson Valley and that in a week
it would be at Patterson's ranch.
As to the citv streets, he had been
informed by the city officials that
when the grading on Gurlcy street
hill, between the banks, was com
pleted, that operations would begin
in West Prescott. Then Gurley
street would be improved from Mar
ina to Mount Vernon street. That
was all the street work that could
A sutrcestion was made that the
road in the vicinity of the Half
Way House be cleared of rocks, and
Councilman Heap agreed to see that
this was done.
Secretary Fraser reported that Mr.
Thayer, one of the organizers of the
big reclamation project, had stated
that one of the dams would form a
lake three miles long by a mile and
a half wide, and that this body of
water together with the adjacent
land, would be placed under the jur
isdiction of the Chamber of Com
merce to utilize it as a great pleas
ure resort for boating and fishing, j
As Governor Sloan and the Board
of Control will be in Prescott with
in a few days, Mr. Fredericks urged
that every effort be made to induce
those officials to extend the Terri
torial highway south and that a sur
vey be made to Camp Verde in order
that the County Supervisors, in doing
road work, might utilize the route.
He also suggested the importance of
endeavoring to influence the proper
authorities to bring the Xationai
Guard Encampment again to Prescott.
The idea was favored and the chair
authorized to appoint a committee of
three to work for the encampment.
The Journal-Miner's suggestion
that a register of visitors be kept
at the Chamber of Commerce rooms,
was considered a valuable one by F.
O. Smith, and upon his motion the
secretary was ordered to procure such
a book. Mr. Smith further noted
that the book would eventually prove
useful as a mailing list.
Again the subject of good roads
bobbed up. M. B. Hazeltinc said that
two friends from the East, whom he
had taken over the roads, were not
only delighted but astonished. Whenj
informed that a road was being built!
to the Grand Canyon, one of the
gentlemen stated that he would bring
his six-cylinder automobile here next
year and tour the country.
LeRoy Anderson said that Senator
Clark had been very favorably im
pressed by the fine roads during
his visit here, last Sunday, and F.
M. Murphy expressed himself as hav
ing taken renewed courage from what
he had seen of the activities of the
Chamber of Commerce. He particu
larly urged that the Territorial high
way be completed to i'noenix. it
would produce as much benefit as
had the building of the railroad be
tween the two cities.
Treasurer Brown reported that
there were now 206 members.
(From Friday's Dally)
Robert A. Craig, citizen member
of the Board of Control, after a
day of inspecting the Pioneers'
Home in this city, returned to Phoe
nix yesterday, well pleased over con
ditions, the capable management of
Superintendent A. J. Doran and nis
assistant, Captain Silas St. John, and
heartily approving the good cause
this institution represents in harbor
ing men of the deserving iiassa-
yampa colony. Mr. Craig, after his
examination, conveyed tnc important
information that the Home will prob-
abily receive further official con
sideration in a short time in im
provements. His desire is to beau
tify the grounds and to relieve tne
surroundings of their unkempt ap
pearance and to establish a uniform
grade by removing boulders and other
It is also probable that additions
will be made in providing utilities
for the accommodation of members.
As soon as the fund is available, this
work will be inaugurated. While
the institution has twenty-three pio
neers comfortably lodged, the remain
ing seventeen will be selected from
those who have their applications
filed in his office, which will give
the total of forty, as desired.
Mr. Craitr stated that he did not
hear even a murmur of complaint
from those who were at the Home
when he made the examination. On
the other hand, all were happy and
contented. He speaks of the Home
as the best piece of property for the
money the Territory owns, and be
lieves the wisdom of erecting it as
also the most just that was ever
authorized by the body politic of
WASHINGTOX, D. C, April 27.
Sumner S. Smith of Alameda, Cal.,
was appointed mine inspector for
Alaska today.
Douglas will be the center of in
terest in development work in Ari
zona on Saturday, the 13th of May.
Arrangements have been made for
the half-yearly meeting of the Ari
zona Development Board to be held
there and delegates from all parts
of the territory are planning to be
present. Governor Sloan has been
invited to attend and is expected to
address the meeting. The Develop
ment Board was organized in No
vembcr last and is directing its ef
forts quietly toward unifying the in
terests of all parts of Arizona. The
membership of the organization is
made up from the members and of
ficers of the different Boards of
Trade aud Chambers of Commerce
in Arizona. Several of the Commis
sioners of Immigration are also mem
bers, and many other influential per
sons, as editors and ounty officials.
A very interesting program has been
outlined for May 13th. Miss Char-
lot Hall, the Territorial Historian,:
will give an interesting talk, and .1.
B. Girand, the Territorial Engineer,
will have the subject of Good Roads
for his paper. A special rate of fare
and one-third on all lines will be
made to delegates attending the
meeting. Tickets, which will be on!
sale on the 10th, must be validated
by the secretary of the board at
Douglas the day' of the meeting.;
Every county, city and section should
have its representatives present to
take part in the discussions. I
Co-operation, the key-note of the
work of the board, is now stronger j
tnrougnoui .Arizona man ai auy nmu
in the history of the territory. An
invitation to join the board is ex
tended to all interested in the fu
ture of the territory.
(From Friday's Daily.)
BISBEE. Ariz., April 27. Govern
ment bonds, which heretofore have
been gobbled up by the Morgans, the
Carncgies and the Rockefellers as
oon as they were issued, will be
in the reach of the most humble'
when the postal savings bank of Bis
bee is installed on May 1. j
These bonds, bearing 2V per cent
annually, will be issued only to de
positors in postal savings banks and
to no one who is not a depositor.
John D. Rockefeller, with all of his
millions, is not able to secure these
postal savings bonds unless he be
comes a depositor in a postal sav
ings bank.
These bonds will be issued on the
first day of January and the first
day of July of eath year and it is
necessary to make application for
them fifteen days before these
In this way the day laborer may
become an investor in government
bonds. By saving his money, even
to the dimes, he may accumulate a
savings bank deposit of any sum not
more than $500, and on the dates
above named may endorse to the
postmaster his deposit certificate and
receive in return postal savings
bonds, which return interest at the
rate of 2 per cent. The money in
vested in bonds is not restricted to
the $300 limit as arc the deposits,
and any depositor may secure as
many bonds as he desires. Xeither
is it necessary for a depositor to
have $500 in " postal savings before
he can get bonds.
(From Friday's Daily.)
Prescott has been honored by the
Modern Woodmen of America, and
for the first time will entertain the
Arizona members in a state encamp
ment that will be held on Wednes
day next, May 3. The occasion
promises to a very largely attended
one, eighteen towns sending dele
gates, among whom are many of the
leading citizens of their respective
An interesting program has been
decided upon for the visitors, aside
from the lodge work that will be
conducted. A banquet will bo given
at Harter's, in the Palace Hotel, on
Wednesday evening, with other en
tertainments during the evening. An
auto trip will be taken to all points
of interest, and it is expected that
every car in the city will be in use.
A social dance is also on the pro
gram and with other functions the
visitors w'U be accorded every hos
pitality possible. It is expected that
two days w:'I be occupied in the
deliberations of the encampment.
(From Friday's Daily.)
While in the city yesterday, J.
K. Hall, who is locally famed as an
orchardist, stated that the recent
frost killed every peach bud in his
large orchard, this being the first
time in over fourteen years he has
sustained such a heavy loss. His
trees were among the first planted
in this county, and the product
among the most popular on the mar
ket. He believes that not a peach
will be grown this year.
PHOENIX, Ariz., April 27. Bring
ing a sackful of rich ore samples to
be assayed and with stories of mine
development, of production and gen
eral activity to amaze one who has
not kept informed of the wonderful
advance made in the last few months
in the Winkelman dstrict, Dr. X. H
Morrison and Robert Lynn arrived
in tne city last night from Winkel
man. Dr. Morrison is president and
general manager of the London-Gila
Mining and Power company, and is
interested in several other proposi
tions. Mr. Lynn is a San Diego cap
italist, who finaccd the project for
the installation of a water plant for
Winkelman, which was recently car
ried through to a successful comple
tion. For a month the plant has been
supplying Winkelman with all tho
water necessary for domestic pur
poses. The water is pure and soft,
and has filled a long felt want. It
is pumped from a well on the ground
of the London-Gila company, a short
distance above the town.
Development on the London-Gila
was dropped while the water plant
was being installed, but will soon be
resumed. A shaft was started and
was down fifty-one feet when work
stopped. The showing is excellent
and every indication is that a large
deposit of copper ore will be uncov
ered. Most of the samples Dr. Morrison
brought in were from some claims
in the Copper Creek district, a few
miles from Winkelman. There are
eleven of these claims, which were
located by L. E. Hoy of Winkelman.
Dr. Morrison and Lowell Lawhorn
have become interested with him and
development work has been in pro
gress about a month. The deepest
hole is twenty-five feet, the ledge
at that depth being eighteen inches
wide. The formation is porphyry,
and specimens running as high as GO
per cent copper, with good silver
values, have been taken out. Fif
teen tons of ore have been taken
out, and within a few days it will
be shipped to the El Paso smelter.
The Copper Creek company recently
shipped some high grade galena ore,
rich in silver and lead, t El Paso,
and is now preparing to ship another
Dr. Morrison says that the entire
distirct is waiting only for tho erec
tion of the Ray Consolidated custom
smelter at Hayden. to become the
most prosperous in Arizona. There
are dozens of good properties in the
district which have large bodies of
ore. not auite rich enough to pay
for shipment to El Paso. Winkel
man people are also much intcresta
in tho Box Canyon controversy, and
are anxious for the matter to be
settled one way or the other, so that
they will know whether the South
ern Pacific will really build through
the canyon. A report to the effect
that tnc EI I'aso & southwestern
will build ui the San Pedro to Win
kelman "has contributed in no small
measure to the general feeling of
(From Friday's Daily.)
Governor R. E. Sloan was detained
at the capital during the week, and
was unable to come to this city last
Tuesday, as intended. However, he
writes that with Territorial Engineer
.L B. Girand, R. A. Cn-iR of the
Board of Control, and George A.
Mauk, auditor, he will arrive next
Wednesday, to remain for an ex
tended visit at his home. During
his visit he will go to the Verde
Valley, with the other officials
named, to make an examination of
the new bridge across the river at
Camp Verde, and to look over the
two routes leading from this city
to that point, one through Copper
Canyon and the other through Cherry
Creek. It is probable that an of
ficial designation of the route of
the Territorial highway will then
be made. It is also reported that
work will be started from Prescott
to Camp Verde this summer early,
and that the Territory and county
will perform the work jointly.
So far as extension of the com
pleted road south to Phoeniv, noth
ing conclusive as yet has been de
cided upon. It is believed, however,
that a section win be contracted for,
and that it will be for not less than
thirteen additional miles, which
will make a terminus beyond Mount
Union and near Creek Canyon.
Everything in the marSoi Is to ba
had at Birch Bros.' Restaurant and
Cafe. "
(Tucson Citizen.)
In an address before the members
of the Tucson Chamber of Commerce
last night, Frank O. Smith, formerly
one of the professors at the Univer
sity here, now an attorney at Pres
cott, discussed plans for improve
ments which cannot fail to prove of
interest to the people of the entire
Territory. With his motto, "Arizona
for Arizonans," Mr. Smith pointed
out the advantage which must ac
crue to the people of the Territory
if the people would only learn to
spend their vacations here instead
of going away to tho Atlantic or
the Pacific seaboards during the va
cation seasons. And in this connec
tion he pictured in glowing colors
the beauties of the proposed "sum
mer colony" one mile high, in the
suburbs of tho city of Prescott.
Briefly stated, the plan outlined
by Mr. Smith in his address makes
the Prescott "summer colony" a
sort of stopping place or resting
place in the chain of Territorial good
roads extending from north to south.
As these roads are to run, Mr. Smith
estimated in round numbers will be
twenty-five miles from Bisbee tb
Douglas, sixty miles from Douglas to
Tucson, one hundred miles trom 'iuc-
lu & 11 VI u i-. . vuv iin'i'i li. . . . . . :
from Phoenix to Prescott, and onel "
hundred and twenty miles from Pres-jmade Sunday.
cott to the Grand Canyon. j Death was due to internal hemor-
Mr. Smith proceeded to argue that : rh A break nearf twelve inchee
this plan was of great interest to all . , . , ,.
of the cities along the line of thln lenth was found m the hver'
good roads as projected. That it is j under the ribs, on the right side,
not altogether an idle dream wsf and the stomach and abdominal cav-
pointed out by the speaker who elab-
rnmi,inm1 in the northern.!
part of Arizona, not caring to wait
for the action of the more deliberate, himself from under the tree unaided
Territorial good roads projects, hadand wake(i, a m;ie anQ- a half to
SSS& aa"adnRtwenft; X ' city; that he was arrested and
Prescott and the Grand Canyon. Ac-j placed in jail as a drunk and later
cording to Mr. Smith the first link taken to the hospital,
in the chain of good roads arranged I Ja an ante-mortem statement to
by the county commissioners of Yay-
completed within the next six weeks,
Tt is true that the roads projected !
by the county commissioners in the'
northern part of Arizona will reach
the Grand Canyon of Arizona by a
route extending through Ash Fork
and to the north and west while the
route as projected by the people of i
the entire Territory will extend to
tne Grand Canyon north and east by
wav of Flacstaff. But, according ioi"k atiu ". u.., JUv v.-..
Mr. Smith, the country to be opened
up to the north of Prescott will pos
sess many natural advantages in the
way of forest and game preserves, no
matter which route is followed. Res-1. wood was decayed, and I managed
ervoirs will soon be completed, it was! to get out from under it. Then I
stated, which will give the Prescott
section all of the advantages which
go with inland medium sized fresh
water lakes.
For these reasons Mr. Smith ar
gued that the people along the lines
of the proposed Territorial roads
route ought to take an interest in
the "summer colony," which will
serve practically as a station along
this north and south highway which
cannot fail to prove a splendid auto
mobile road. It was stated that the
people of Phoenix had already sub
scribed for over forty of the two
nundred free lots offered by tie
Chamber of Commerce, and the peo-
wild agree to buila' cottages"' at the!
"summer colony" costing not less
than $300.
Mr. Smith made it perfectly clear
that it was not the object of Pres
cott people to attempt to attract
trade or inhabitants away from other
Arizona cities and towns. The only
object was to prevent persons from
leaving the Territory during the va
cation season, spending their money
at the California or Xew York
beaches, when that money might bet
ter be kept at home in Arizona.
When asked by the Tucson busi
ness men as to whether he would
like to have the Tucson Chamber of
Commerce endorse the "summer col
ony," he said that the Prescott peo-
pie would not care to have the Tuc -
son business men go that far; that
all that was wanted was that they
speak a good word for the idea and
that whenever any Tucson residents
wanted to inquire about tne tree
lots at this summer colony that Sec
retary Failor be authorized to give
them" the desired information. But
he did not care to ask members of
the local Chamber of Commerce to
go on reeord in formal resolutions
as favoring the project. What was
wanted was the moral support of the
Tucson business man and the moral
support of the other towns along
the line of the proposed line of
good roads from north to south.
After some informal discussion it
was decided to take advantage of
tho low rates which will be given
in connection with the holding of the
Knights of Columbus convention at
Prescott on June 17 and 18. At that
time the local business men will
probably visit Prescott in a special
car and look at the good things
which the city of Prescott has to
offer, the "summer colony" in-
,!; tu u
While in the city the committee'
visited the University and looked in-
to tho matter of dry farming and
irrigation, discussing these subjects
with the faculty of the State Uni
versity, especially as applied to t&
northern part of the Territory. Tho
committee also visited Epes Ran
dolph, one of the directors of the
Consolidated Telephone and Tele
graph company, and obtained from
him a promise of satisfactory tele
phone rates for the "summer col
ony." It was explained by the mem
bers of the committee, city water
and electric lights would be furnish
ed to the "summer colonists" at
very low rates and that arrange
ments -had been made for the amuse
ments, such, for instance, as the
building of dancing pavilions.
TUCSOX, Ariz., April 26. So ser
iously crushed by the falling of a
tree under which he slept that an
operation failed to save his life,
Philip Baldwin, an itinerant barber,
died late Saturday afternoon in St.
Mary's hospital. The remains were
viewed by Coroner Dufton and a jury
...,,. -i i
5t were flooded. Yet, notwithstand-
lnS the mortal nature of ils "J"
Baldwin claimed to have extricated
about him, the barber is quoted as
having told of his accident about
s f0uows.
"Early Saturday morning I lay
down under a tree, about a mile and
a half from town, and fell asleep.
Wjjen j awoite a little later, I found
... - , ... ,, .
"Though the trunk of the tree was
nearly two feet in diameter, the
dragged myself into town. It was
a terrible experience, but I managed
to make it. A policeman saw me,
jildged from my actions that I was
drunk, and placed me in jail about
noon. A little while ago I was put
in an ambulance and brought out
here to the hospital. My home is
in Xew Orleans and I am a barber
by occupation."
Immediately after his arrival at
the hospital, Dr. Olcott was sum
moned. Xo bruises were found on
Baldwin's body and there was no ex-
ternal hemorrhage. He was badly
swollen, however. Dr. Olcott per
formed an operation to check the in
ternal hemorrhage, but found tho
break so extensive and that tB
hemorrhage had continued so long,
that it was impossible to save the
man's life in his greatly weakened
condition. He was virtually dying
when the operation was performed.
(From Friday s Dally)
T "P rSmnhMl vpqtArdaT
!fr0ln t"he Haynes Copper camp at
Jerome, where he inaugurated wort
on the plan formulated during a re
cent trip to the East. Machinery on
the ground is being overhauled and
in about two weeks, the unwatering
of the property will be started. Ex
tensive exploitation will then be in
augurated and proseedted on a per
manent basis. The resumption of
work at this camp has created a
great amount of favorable comment
in mining circles of that commun
(From Friday's Daily.)
The Arizona Mine Supply company
yesterday shipped to the McKinley
Mining and Development company of
Copper Basin a 60-ton boiler and
other machinery. The same house
alio sent north twelve 12-foot gal
vanized steel water troughs to the
Aubrey Investment cbmpany, at Nel
son, on the Santa Fe.
Mining location notices for sale
the Journal-Miner offiee.

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