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Movement Advocated by Councilman
Heap Receives Hearty Indorsement
Of Chamber of Commerce
(Trout Pruter Dally)
Northern Ar.zona is about to have
an incentive . toward development
which wll! Jar .surpass anything at
tempted thus far. Harry Heap .it
Inst night's session of the Chamber
of Commerce drew attention to the
fact that citizens of Prescott ' annu
ally waste hundreds of dollars ou
Fourth of July autl Labor Day cele
brations whereas if this money was
wisely used it would result 'in Kre.it
benefit to the entire county. The
plan suggested is to lease the race
track, put up a set of fair hu. Mings
and every Septemlwr to hold a coun
ty fair and then take these same ex
hibits to Phoenix for the purpose of
xhihlting them at the Territorial
fair. A committee of the motorcycle
club has already written to .lohu
Dougherty at Iios Angeles, regarding
a ten year le.ne on the property.
Heap moreover polnteil out the fact
that the county fair would stimulate
a friendly rivalry among the orchard
Ists and farmers in thi ection and
that it would be the first county
fair to be held in the new state of
Arizona. In addition to these ad
vantages numerous racing stables
would be glad to take advantage of
the race track for training purposes
during the summer months ami the
climate of Prescott is such that many
trainers would be glad to have their
horse quartered in a cool climate.
Hecsc Ling suggested tbat the or
ganization be called the Northern
Arizona Fair association, and that it
not alone take in the people of Yava
pai but of all the northern counties.
J. M. W. Moore added his approval
rind .suggested that the ground be
purchased and not leased because this
method would insure the stability of
the project mid not make U an af
fair of but five or ton years dura
tion, tyij that if tho land were pur
chased there would be no possibility
of loss as it would be bound to in
Tense In value.
The suggestion met with the hearty
approval of the entire body and on
tne motion of Mr. Timerhoff a com
mittee of five, including the presi
dent will take the matter up and re
ort at the next meeting.
Summer Colony
There arc over twenty-five appli
cations for lotj in the summer colony
now Iwjing considered by the commit
tee nnd they express their positive
opinion that the year 1912 will see
not lew than fifty houses on the
tract. Some of the applicants have
xliown such enthusiasm t lint they
liave expressed n desire to pay for
nn option on the particular lot which
met tholr fancy in order that they
may bo sure of owuing it next yenr.
New Roads
Chairman 'Foster of the commltteo
sin roads and boulevurds reported that
lie had investigated the road asked
ior by Mnus and Stewart ami found
that the board of supervisors had
also had the matter under considera
tion and decided that the cost of
construction would bo at least $2000,
which was too high for the amount
of good u rond would do and had of
fered tho petitioners the opportunity
of freedom from taxation for two
year If they would build tho road
themselves. This appeared to be a
fair proposition as the road would be
of more value to the petitioners than
anyone else, however tho petitioners
failed to take advantage of the of
fer nnd the Chamber of Commerce
decided to taho uo further step lu
the matter.
Tho president Instructed Mr. Foster
to take up with the board of super
visors tho question of Installing n
tswenty-foot promenade around the
plaza. It was suggested that the su
pervlsors might mako this needed Im
provement and tho city would rclm
iiurso them for the outlay when there
were enough fumln on hand to make
this possible.
Dry Farming
Secretary Frasor exhibited sumo ex
cellent specimens of fruit which had
linen grown In this county by dry
farming and sorrowfully admitted
that the preserving fluid which had
been used had caused tho color to
fndo nnd peaches whlcli were origtu
tilly a rosy pink were now as largo
its ever ut of a sad anemic hue and
looked as if the fluid had proved too
Htrong for them, (secretary Fr&ser
nlsn udded, "that the amended for-
inula as itmcndcd by himself had act
ed as an excellent preservative but
bad removed the pigment."
Costly Water
I,'. S. Clark then appealed to the
chamber stating that he received a
bill for f 10.10 for water used by the
recent missionary congress that he
was in doubt just what to do with
the bill and that he feared to make
any suggestion owing to the fact
that he bad suggested to Ilev. McKay
who presented him with the docu
ment originally that it bo handed to
the committee on sprinkling and thnt
the Itevrrend had become highly of
fended, probably due to the fact
tbat he considered Clark sacreliginus,
in referring to the sacred rites of
bapt.sm by water. After a spirited
discussion which hail n its basis
what could a body of church men do
with so much water? the matter was
icferred to the committee on cheaper
water which woll ask the city to remit
the charge.
Mr. Armitage repor.ed that the
test hole was down It." feet ut 0 o'
e'ock tonight and that water was
Cowing into the hole.
Good Roads and Bankers
Kntertainment for the members of
the Arizona Good Ifoads association
and the Hankers Convention which
bodies meet here on the second and
third of October, then came in for a
long discussion and It was decided
that if possible the entertainment of
both orders should be the same and
that n dnnce be given one night at
the club which would be followed the
next night by a smoker at the same
place. Messrs. Doyle, Chevcrton anil
Meany are the committee which has
the entertainment of the bankers in
hand and Messrs. Doyle, Uussell and
Ling arc working as a committee ap
pointed by the Chamber of Commerce
to see to the comfor and amusement
of both.
Itobcrt Finney of Beaver Creek re
ported that the work on the terri
ti rial road was progressing nicely
and (hat the road would soon be at
' amp Verde.
Frank Whismiiu reported thnt there
had been considerable complaint re
garding violations of the game laws
and that quail wfre being slaughtered
contrary to law. The matter will bo
taken up with the forest rnugcrs
every member of this body being,
cx-offieio, n game warden.
a.VN .IOHK, Cal., Sept. 7.-$cnrcs
of telegrams of condolence, received
here today by the family of Hrigi-
dler General Charles Itavencroft
Grcenleaf, IT. S. A., retired, who died
late last night from hemorrhage of
the lungs, recalled the general's ser
vices which made him, perhaps, the
most eminent medical authority the
army has had.
Civil and Indian war comrndo
who served with General Ureenleaf
on the stnffH of General McCleltan,
Low Wallace, Hancock and George H.
Thomas, In the peninsular, Antletam
and Gettysburg campaigns and in the
Sioux nnd Nez Perce Indian wars
of 1878-70, were among the sympajh-
iters, ns well as men who acted with
and under him in his capacity as
chief surgeon in the field and chief
surgeon of tho division of the Philip
pines lu the Spanlsh-Amorlcnn war.
Ho was honorary president' of the
Association of Military Surgeons and
author of Greenleaf's manual of med
ical officers and Greenleaf's opltome
of the examination of recruits, tho
present standard for the army.
Major Henry 8. Grecnlcaf, medical
corps, U, 8, A., arrived from his poit
at Madison barracks, New York, just
in tlmo to say good-bye. lie will
take the body to Washington for In
terment, TO NEW OIL FTKLD8
(From Thursday' Dally.)
I'd. Anthony, member of tho board
of directors of the Verde Valley Oil
company, will leave this morning for
his interests near Camp Vordo, and
romnlu away indefinitely. He will
assist In exploration, to bo statted In
a few weeks when drilling will be-
gin. die will be accompanied by D.
M. Clark nnd Robert Pellott, .both
interested in the same locality, who'
will mako additional locations.
(From Friday's Daily)
Peter Marx, of Walnut Creek, who
is in the city with a load of fruit,
stated yesterday that his discovery
of a giant skeleton of probably Aztec
days, seems to bo regarded with In
credulity by many who have written
from all parts of the country, since
the account was first given publicity
in the Journal -Miner a few weeks
ago. Nearly all inquiries appear to
view the discovery an worthy of his
personal endorsement for veracity
and the writers ask for additional
informatlou. Mr. Marx states that
the frame of the giant is stored
away, and a recovered from the
ground there is no doubt but what
the giant wns a monster of the hu
man race. He has but a portion of
the frame in hi possession, but
enough, however, to give accurate
dimension of n man who was of
freak physical proportions from head
to foot, nnd which can be substan
tiated by any who enre to view the
temaiiis. He also states that since
mnklng the original discovery, many
other articles have been unearthed,
convincing him that the race was
progressive and well ndvnnced as
craftmen, many crude Implements be
ing found, and lu one tnstnnce writ
ing slates, that give nn Intimation of
education. He contemplates bringing
what is left of the huge skeleton to
the city some time in the near future
that all may see for themselves nnd
form their own conclusions.
PHOKNIX, Sept 7, Except for
earnest activity of the officinls nnd
employes who are working like fro
jails to make the patients ns com
fortable us possible nil is quiet at tint
asylum today. The nsylum authori
ties have the situation so well In
hand that Company H of the Nation
al Guard will be dismissed from fur
ther duty this afternoon.
Last night passed off as quietly
as could be desired. Most of the
patients slept inside the buildings
that escaped the flames but n few
of the ones most nearly cuied were
permitted to tnko blankets mid sleep
outside on tbc lawns nnd fields.
There wore several such groups, but
all were under guard. Die boys of
Company II watched all night over
the sleeping unfortunates.
It was found today that it would
not be necessary to -amove any of
the patients to tho now county tuber
culosls hospital on tho Tempo rocd.
This hospital wns offered by the
cotiuty supervisors and would have
lende nn excclhnt temporary asylum,
but such success was attained in nr-
ni'gii;. to enre fr.r tho fatti-uts
w'iit. they are, ;b it it wj decided
not to move any of them. In a day
or two, temporary shelters will be up
anil it will not be long before a new
building on the site of the burned
structure Is rea'dy for use.
The ruins have not been disturbed
and will not be until tho insurance
adjusters have arrived and Invcstl-
(From Friday's Dally)
M. V. Watson, general manager of
the Prcscott Gas and Klectrie com
pany, announced yesterday that Prca
Cott's slogan, "The Place to Uve,"
is being manufactured In Ban Fran
cisco, and Inside of two weeks will
be In position at the S. F. P. A- I
depot, It will be of electric con
struction, and one of the most at-
tractlce adornments that has ever
been displayed In tho country. It
will be suspended between tho denot
and freight house at an elevation of
about twenty feet, and contain a
cluster of over 200 lights, each of
10 candle power. The slogan will be
twenty feet long by three feet wide.
and Is of such artistic construction
as to be nn ornament In either the
day or night tlmo. The estimated
cost is 200, which the company, do
nates to the city. In addition tr tho
handsome donation, the company will
also provide the current to Illuminate
the slogan without any cost what-
ever. It will be lighted overv nltrht
nt duk ad will be In evidenco every
morning nt dawn, Prcscott will bo
the only city in Arizona posscsalnu
such an unique attraction and thnt
it will redound to much publicity
and bring favorable results Is un.
Journal-MIaer nigh claag Jk work
(From Wednesday's Daily.)
One direct result of the building
of the territorial highway from Pre
ll to phoenix through the Brad
shmv mountains, Is eeH in the pur
pose nt seseral mining companies t
introduce the motor truck as u mean
of economical transportation, which
method is being discussed at present
by at leat three of the companies
operating along the route of this
thoroughfare. While In Prescott
yesterday from the Pacific Copper
Mining company works nt Sliver
Mountain, C. W. Mitchell, vice- presi
dent, stated that the survey of the
territorial road passes within a half
mile of his ramp, nnd he is pleased
thnt the road is an assured fact, for
the reason that t tin intention of the
company is to introduce the cheaper
method nt handling freight to and
from that place and will be inaugu
rated ns soon as the road i com
pleted. He states that from Pres
cott to his camp it is less than forty
miles, nnd with a truck similar to
that of the Lake Superior and Ne
vada company now in commission nut
of Crown King, the minimum of ex
pense instead of the maximum as nt
present, will be assured. ITnder ex
isting conditions, all freight to his
camp must be sent over the railroad
to Crown King, and then reloaded
on freight teams to traverse heavy
mountain grades, which require addi
tional extra expense. Mr. Mitchell
was nt Crown King a few dnys ago
to witness the running of the new
motor truck nnd was so favorably im
pressed with its utility as an ex
pense reducer, thnt one or more will
be ordered by his company as soon ns
the new road Is opened.
Hefore leaving Tor Phoenix Mon
day nfternoon, H. M. Lewis, con
structing engineer of the territorial
highway, stated that Mr. Kverctts,
president of the Mount Fnlon Min
ing company, n few days ago, in
formed him that the motor truck
would be introduced at his camp as
oon ns the road bad reached the
summit of .Senator hill. From this
action, it is stated thnt the resump
tion of this mining enterprise is soon
to take place, and one of the essen
tia! matters would be cheaper trans-
portntion facilities to and from that
camp. The territorial highway passes
within n half n mile of the above
property, nnd n low percentage grndo
can be cheaply constructed to tho
main artery.
Further down the mountain in
Crook Cnnyon Is the Venezla Gold
Mining company, which is installing
a large cyanide plant, nnd w'hlch also
Is considering the desirability of
placing n motor truck in use as soon
as road facilities are opened to per
mit of Its operation.
Behind the influence of this im
proved method of handling freight
to nil mines on the line of the new
road, is tho splendid character of
road work to bo performed. The
motor machines demand this con
sideration, and fortunately there is
n hnrmony of purpose on the part
of the good roads movement now
firmly established 'on this project, to
mako the undertaking a feasiblo one.
The north nnd south line will not
only be nn nttrnctivn one for auto
mobile tourists, but also will bo a
strong supporter for building up the
industrial Interests of the county at
(From Friday 'a Dally.)
Judge M. P. Kinkald, of O'Neill,
.Neb., after a business visit to this
section, left yesterday for home, and
expressed himself In n favorable
manner of. Ynvapal county. Its
vnrled resources nnd especially its
advantages in land opportunities.
Judge Kinkald has Investigated
several sections, and believes the agri
cultural resources uro very invitini?
and especially so when reclamation
projects are installed and which ap
pear to be feasible at many points
ho has visited. Climatic conditions
appeal to him also ns conducive to.
ward Industrial development. He is
juuge or the superior court of his
state, and was for several years a
member of congress. This was his
first visit to Arizona nnd the south
west. f
(From Wednesday'. Dally.)
W. G. Wingfleld, who 1, In the
city from Camp Verde, states that
his canning factory will begin oper
ations soon, nnd ho anticipates nine.
lug on the market this season as
largo n production as in the previous
year,, which reached 10,000 cans of
the apple, peach and pear. Had not
the frost destroyed over half of tho
crop early this spring lie would have
Increased the capacity of his plant.
Mr. Wlngflold states that the oil
situation continues to be the Inter
esting theme under discussion lu his
locality, and that no land Is open to
Comrades in Arms Bear Grand Army
Veteran and Hero of Civil War To
Grave in Washington, D. C.
The following account of the death
of Patrick Ford, a former resident
of Prescott, taken from a Washing
ton, D. (. exchange, will be read
with regret by many pioneer res.
dents. Patrick rord U.Dead
The funeral of Scrgt. Patrick Ford,
seventy-nine years old, founder of
three posts of the Grand Army of
the Kepublic, a guard of President
Lincoln during the civil war, and
one of the prominent veterans in the
Soldiers' Home, who died yesterday
at the Soldiers' Home, where he had
been gatemnn for twenty years, will
be held at the Park road gate lodge
tomorrow morning at 10' o'clock. In
terment will be in the Home Ceme
tery. The services will be under the
direction of the llcnry Wilson Post,
G. A. It., and the pallbearers will be
old comrades. His long service gain
ed for him the title of "Old War
rior." Sergeant Ford's first enlistment
was in 18."2, when he went with the
Third Fnited States Infantry across
the nnds of the old Santa Fc trail
to a post In New Mexico, where num
erous battles with the Attache In
dians were fought. In one of these
conflicts he wns seriously wounded;
nn another occasion during u forced
march his cummnnd had only rice and
a few beans for seven days.
Re-enlisted for War.
Ite-enlistinir in Washington in an
other company at the outbreak of the
civil war, he was in command of a
sound of eighteen men who patrolled
the headquarters of Gen. Wlnfield
Scott, his command later being de
tailed to maintain the strict guard at
the front of the White House, chal
lenging all visitors to the ground.
He was again transferred, nnd with
the Army of the Potomac, under Gen
erals McDowell, Mc-Clellnn, Hurnsiilc,
Pope, nnd Hooker, saw many hard
battles. At Antetam he was wound
ed again, later being captured nnd
sent to the Helle I Me Confederate
prison. In a journal which he kept
he tells of what he saw In Hello Isle,
nnd In Libby prisons, where he nlsn
wns incarcerated. After being ex
changed he was made a sergennt,
nnd saw service until the close of
tho war, at which time he was trans
ferred to California. From there ho
wns sent to Alaska, in 1807, and was
one of the command that took fornv
al possession of that territory for
tho United States. At the Soldiers'
Homo it was said he was the ser
geant who lowered the llusslnn flair
and raised the United States flag at
tno rnrcmonies. His family was with
him In Alaska, nnd one of his chil
dren, born there In 1807. Is said to
have been tho first white child born
in Alaska under the Americnn flag.
organised Three Posts,
lleceiving his discharge, he return.
ed to the states, and soon thereafter
was admitted to the Home, die or
ganized a O. A. It. post In Vancou
ver, Wash., nnd organized IJarrett
post, in Prescott, Ariz. At the Sol
dlers' Home ho organized Henry
Wilson post, nnd was its commander
ninny tonus. Since 1891 ho has been
keeper of the Park road gate to the
Homo grounds, nnd his figure was a
fnmlliar one about the Home und to
thousands of visitors.
Sergeant Ford met the woman ho
nuerwara married, while she was
serving as army nurse for the unni.
tary commission, nnd he was lying
tuu.iui- m a .cw vork hospital.
They weo married soon after the
close of the civil war. Ttmi.i i.i.
widow, Mrs. Aclcitlne Ford, he is
sun i yen uy a daughter, Mrs. Knthcr
Ino Perkins, of "Washington, and two
ons and a daughter la Arizona,
Honor la Praacott
Mr. Ford wns well known In this
city, closliijr his mllitnrv i
and stepping out of tie ranks with
a record that won for him dlstlnc
Hon that docs not ordinarily follow
a soldier of his rank. Ho mado Pres.
COtt lilt home fnr mnn.. .,
, .. , - J curs, anu
in that tiino won consideration being
elected to the office of coroner and
i.uuiie auministrntor for two terms
without opposition. DM
ing upon him ho went on duty
in Washington, nmi it ,.. n '
" ' mere
that he again heard the familiar tans
tl..t .. .1.-1! ,L , !
' u,"e mo end.
In his early military ii i..
1 1 ii ... ' " uc
highly regarded by hi superiors nnd
to lus credit be It said was repestcd.
ly offered commissions, but whiei
were rejected just as often as th
were tendered. He believed hit po
was on the firing line, and with i
firm determination of purpose otter
wavered from that duty. While os
the Rio Grande river in New Mexlw
under the late General McCook, u
the early '50'a Sergeant Ford wis
handsomely commended by this gta.
oral officer, for valorous actios
among the Indiaus, and refused y
other recognition than whnt his ooa
commissioned rank bore. While itroaj
Individually, he wa endowed wiU
a gentle personality, and his Ion
will be deeply regretted by tho man;
who enjoyed tho pleasure of his ae
(From Frldayi Dally)
llcnry Ashurst, who has btta
stumping the northern counties of
the territory in a senatorial frame of
mind, returned to the city ycsterdiy
to seek medical attention for aff.
tions of the throat. At Flngttaff oa
Labor Day he was to discuis the
issues of the day, but his artlculi
tion was so badly affected that the
duty devolved upon James Hums U
read Mr. Ashurst's peroration frora
mnniiscript, hence the was a listener
to his own logic Instead of being a
principnl. dccse M. Ling, another
democratis seeker after the toga, will
lenvo today for tho south and statei
that his first gun for the senate will
be fired nt Tcmpe tomorrow night
In an open address to tho people. He
will then go to other cities and towni
nnd expects to be nway for U)
weeks, returning to this section
finish the canvass nnd await results.
(From Friday Dally)
T. (5. Norris, president of tho Art
zona Good Rouds usso'cintlon, who re
turned yesterday from n professions!
trip to Mobnva county and combined
road matters with legal business gives
nn interesting report of tho popubr
ity or tho great movement In the
neighboring county. While nt King,
man he organized n branch league of
his association, which wns received
with much enthusiasm, and a large
number of leading business men were
enrolled. The general nlans out
lined for improving tho roads of the
territory were heartily endorsed ind
cooperatlou was promised In the
movement. Kingman Is desirous of
bnvlng u rond to Prcscott. and when
it is built there will bo many whi
win come to enjoy the climate
well ns to view the unsurnaisel
scenery nlong the territorial high
way in uny direction.
OFrosn TaurWay'a Dally.)
Miss Ollvo Woodmansee and Llorl
Hanson were united in marriage
Tuesday evening in this city at lb
nomo or Mr. nnd Mrs. J. X. Rodei
urgi -Ir., by Judcc C. II. MeUne.
in tho presence of a few relatives
and friends. Tho principals arrive!
irom rtossti Creek during tho dy,
where- tho bridegroom is an electrical
engineer of the Arizona Power com
pany, and is regarded a one of Its
most competent employes, possessing
also a splendid reputation at an up
right nnd industrious young mnn.
The bride is the daughter of Mr
nnd Mrs. L. Y. Woodmansee, former
residents of this city, and is a iit
f Mrs. liodenburg, Sho Is a youn
womau who enjoys the esteem of lt
nnd Is of charming personality. They
are followed by the good wishes of
a host of. friends for n happy anl
prosperous future. Thetp hnnnvmoon
will be spent on tho coast when tbey
win return to Fossil Creek to reside-
READTVn i a.i m .min, .
. ,( ocjh, nim -
entry list larger than ever before the
niiniml 1 ...
-MMuui iicncii suow of tho Ilcadin
Kennnl fli.i. ... mi. .i.-
ujiviicu louay. me ""
is also snl.l
vuHiin t gi cut vi r
cty of breeds than were exhibited la
previous shows, The judging beg
today anil will n.ts.u. the
close of the exblbltUa Saturday.

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