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STILL FLOCKING TO VALLEY Farmers and Others Seeking Locations On Verde Lands Flanked by Orchards Noted for Luscious Fruits (From Thursday's D.UIyi 1 very choice npplo, jicnch a ml -poi'lmiMis were exhibit od and implied yesterday at tlie Cham f Commerce room. They wore , ted from the Robert Finney, W. W inf iclil And llnskcll orchards. 1 aro probably the "show" , s of the Verdo Vulloy. - ui Hoblctt for tho Arizona Land Irrigation company, Official i -graphcr Hner and Secretary 1 ir of the Chamber of Commerce, eel the party, which left Pros- Inst Snturdny at 12:35 a. m. v mg nt Jerome Saturday morning n light wngon and span of Ji mountain horses were engaged ,1 after foregathering with somo the good fellows at Jerome tho I 1 left for tho valley with tho t . Ke in tho Inst notch. l"t)d time was made to Coravillc, w re Postmaster Sid Chick furnish ( 1 a lunch of mountain trout, and l iked beans, melons, peaches and creini for the wayfarers. Jim Camp I of Morrlam, Kansas, a school ir.ite of Sid's, Is holding down the t office with him. Jim is a char .1 tor whoso name charms all lovers of horseshoe quoits, n game of which lie is the inventor and writer of n't. Together, the old time school mates arc going hunting bear next w ck to be gone nearly a month. -Mr. Chick directed tho party over tl,f mountains to Robert Finnic' p.'a 'o on Beaver Croek. The road is, at best, what is termed a "feather bed;" namely, a continuation of jag go.' rocks without foothold or soli. After seven miles of this going, a finished stretch of three miles of Jack Trcnbcrth's Flagstaff highway wax reached. This link in tho Ari Z' na highway system is splendidly constructed, being protected on both r des in such a manner as will render it n good condition during nil sea sons. Mr. Fiuriio's place was reached at J o'clock Saturday night. Part of the day Sundny was spent in collect ing fruit specimens and taking photo graphs. Some especially alluring vistns of the celebrated Soda Spring wire snapped by Mr. Baer. Several hundred visitors from nil parts of the onntry have bnthed in and drunk of its invigorating waters. No analysis has yet been made but tho Chamber of Commerce Is sonding today a five ga'.'on carboy which is to bo analyzed in tho chemical laboratory of the liuvorslty of Arizona. Several won derful cures of indigostion, dyspepsia, and kindred stomachic ailments havo been effectod nt tho springs. The water from Finney's spring is fingulnrly like that of tho Napa Sodo Springs near San Francisco; and, If aerated, will mako n delightful tonic beverage. Tho Finnoy ranch Is just one-half mllo from Montezuma's Well, which will be directly on tho highway. At Camp Verdo .Monday, a sldo trip was mado to W .0. Wingficld's orchnrd in tho Lower Verde. There aro some splendid specimens horo of whnt conscientious orchard culturo will do In Yavapai county. Ono very notable cxamplo of this is a Koifcr pear trco with over a ton of fruit on its branchos. Wingficld's cannery has preserved over 8000 cans of tabto and pie fruits and vegetables this fenson, tho principal Hems being penrs, peaches and tomatoes. Mr. Wall, who -Is harvesting tho crops has also achiefed unusual success in prune and apple drying. Little fruit is allowed to wasto in the Wingficld orchard; such as cannot be canned, dried, or shipped green, aro mado into cider and pcary, tho lattor bolng tho juice of tho pear. Camp Verdo has changed markedly Mnco tho last Chambor of Commorco visit, in April. Wingficld's old storo Is hereafter to bo used for a ware house, a fine, spacious, concrete structuro havine boon built just In front of it. The stock Is now bolng removed. Several framo residences anil stores occupy tho main street and the Cami Verdo Hotel has beon forced to Install a number of tent bedrooms outsldo tho main building to caro for tho oil-frenzied speculat ors and promoters who havo beon rampaging tho valley ceaselessly for the past thrco months, A large number of mining locations have been made In different parts of the valley, thought to bo in tho oil iM-nririK ,.u; the total of which ran p over 40,00 cre,, rh(m loea-1 tions. together with quar tercet ions j filed upon, embrace a strip of land! some thirty mile long by two nwl' n half miles wide. Kd. Anthony, who is interested lit the Verdo Valley Oil company, ac companied the rty lx mild up fie valley from Camp Verde; where, on the near bank of the rlror, a shnlo stratum running from one to fitfeon foot in thickness visible for sev eral lumdred yard. Some shale chip ping highly Itnpreirnatod with tho odor of petroleum were brought back to l'reseott, an was also, a fine piece of gypsum in great qunntlty along the river bank. Both theo samples aro on exhibition at tho Chamber of Commorco office. Doctors Blenzby and Do Vore, who came into the valley a few days ago with letters of credit from Los An geles nnd Proscott signed four con tracts with holders of land In tho valley near Camp Verde. It Is un derstood at Camp Verdo that these gentlemen aro representatives of tho Union Oil Compnny of Los Angeles. They will return in a few days to secure further contracts and stated that they would soon be drilling with an up-to-date outfit. All kinds of contracts arc being signed. Sid Chick says ho has sub scribed to one which calls for pay ment to him of $500 twelve months after date of signature, if the lcasscc does not commence boring. This con tract allows Mr. Chick 10 per cent of all the oil produced on his lands nnd nil improvements nnd products remain his at the expiration of fif teen years. lie is allowed to farm the land while boring or producing operations arc not in progress. A good many of tho land owners In the valley are chary of signijig any form of contract, believing they will profit more by leasing or selling outright nftcr it has been determined whether oil can be found or not. Along with this activity in oil, It Is evident that farmer are seeking locations in tho Lower and Middle Verde. Tho party encountered not less thnn n dozen caravans, which have come Into the volley from Flag staff and points In the southern part of the territory. Keaching tho Hakc!l ranch at sun down, the party wore regaled with a chicken dinner, peaches and cream, and wild honey found in n nearby envo that day. Mr. Haskell, who has recently sold his Interest in this or chnrd to Kx United States Senator Clark, has one of the largest and .best-pruned places to be found any where. He hns 5000 trees in lull bearing, the majority being .apple. Like nil other Verde horticulturists, Mr. Haskell is looking forward to tho completion of tho Santa Fe branch from Cedar Glade Into tho valley. In suite of every endenvor more than a third of his apple crop Is a total loss yearly duo to insufficiency of nearby markets. A good many of tho windfalls are being fed to the hogs or made Into elder and elder vinegar, but It is impossible to get sufficient helit to nick tho fruit which remnins on tho branches and that which, is rottlnd on tho ground. Nearly every resident of tho Verdo Valley Is praying for oil, belloving that its discovery will inuuce tne Santa Fe to build a line through tho entiro length of the Verde without delav. Barring tho presence In Increasing numbers of tho coddling moth and the slow but steady progress of the John son weed throughout its entiro ex tent tho whole Verdo Valley Is prom Islng ono of tho richest crops ever yielded. Near Camp Verde, several fields of alfalfa aro nearly choked out by tho latter and thoro is scarcely an orchard which 'has heen sprayed carefully enough to keep tho moth down. Jumps C. Sellers tho solo dry-farm rr of tho Verdo, Is undaunted by the drought of August and his sixty acres of corn look remarkably well, if a trifle behind tho senson. Ho has been getting roasting cars, string beans, squash and pumpkins for sev eral weeks and will have enough feed to carry his stock until the crop of 1912 Is matured. Some time ago, In iin attempt to secure water near his houto bo encountered a thick stratum WEEKLY JOURNAL-MINER, WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 20, :9n f Muc shale emitting a distinctive linoleum nit. As result of this expat ) ion, tJi- belief li general tlint iarye oil bodies underlie this portion of the alley. Sel'ers has refused ta consider leasing hi property to ull hunters. DECLARES WAR ON PRIEDBALD RODENTS (U'rom Thursday's Dally.) Itolit. H. Morrison has temporarily abandoned his Inn practice nnd is new devoting most of his time and ability toward solving ii dolleatc domestic problem, that of cxtcrmtn atins an a tiny of lodents, that lids nearly effected their purpose of eat ing him out of homo and homo. His ills from these pests assumed such an attitude in rot-rut months, that it is afight to a fininh, and to success fully combat the nulsanco he has at last rciortcd to scientific principle!. A new exterminator is being tried, and so far as practiced Is proving successful. It was sent from the cast by a friend. It consists of an nppetizing lotion, and when dlsscmln atcd through corn meal, entices tho rat to his doom. Its effect is that of inducing a caunibalistlc desire to de vour anything in sight, nnd in which the animal infected expresses a su premo desire for one of his race. Saturday last the bait was laid In the bam and up to dato nearly all has disappeared, indicating that the good work is going ahead smoothly and to all intents is performing good service, tho number of rats diminish ing rapidly, with their time evidently occupied in eating each other, as the Intention of the concoction specifics under n guarantee. Mr. Morrison states that his prem ises have been invaded by these ani mals to an nlarmlng extent, nnd In recent months considerable loss to personal property has been caused by them. He says the trouble originated about six yoars ago, when he was presented with thrco pair of white rats by a friend In the enit. For several months they were kept In a confined place, but later wero turned loose. Thev roamed everywhere and in time the breed became mixed with ordinnry rodents, which was clearly demonstrated by variegated colorings. Somo nrc spotted a yellowish hue, others arc part black and white, some are streaked in colorings, in all there is a mixture that is unusual oven In the rat family. The new breed has also entered tho block at other homes, hence the herculanenn effort to get them out of the way with tho least possibility of infecting fowls, and through the novel method of mutual annihilation. ROBBER SHOOTS AND ESCAPES WITH COIN TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 13. Sheriff Nelson nnd Deputy Lacey are today scouring the country in search of a highwayman who held up and shot Ralph Monks, an employe of tho Fulton meat market, while ho and Mrs. Monks wero driving home from the city at t'MO o'clock Saturday night. The officers have been un- able to find traces of the highway man, although several suspects have been arrested, examined and dis charged. The victim of the robber's bullets will recover. Tho holdup occurred on a crosscut road leading from St. Mary's road west of the Congress street bridge to River Boulevard on which Mr. and Mrs. Mouks have their home.' They had not driven far from St. Mary's rood when the highwayman stepped from tho side of the road, jerked the .horse to a standstill, and ordered the occupants of tho buggy to throw up their bands, Instead of complying, Mr. Monks struck the robber with tho buggy whip, Inflicting several hard blows. The highwayman retaliated by firing once at, Monks. The bullet struck him In the lower musclos of the right shoulder, and rnnging upward shat tered tho bones of tho shoulder. It then lodged closo, to tho shoulder blade, Mrs. Monks who had been asleep, had raised her head from her husband's shoulder an Instant before tho bullet struck, Then, as Monks sat quietly, tho highwayman ordered him to throw H. 1 .. 1. - -1 his monov out over mo uuggy wnen which Monks did, giving up Iris watch and about 4-10 in money. After a severe lecture ly the hlghwnyman of the foolhardlnpss of striking an arm ed man, all delivered in carefully worded English, ho allowed the oceu pants of the buggy to turn back to ward the city. Mrs. Monk drove her husband to the office of Dr. C, A. Schradcr and the bullet was ex traded. PLACER MINERS fi irvta try ai I mm ulli COINS XPOICAN'i:, W111U. sipt. 4. -I'lacer m uors uorklii" nt the old F.'orace camp, in northern hlnliQ, nro daily taking gold i-olns of 2.50 nnd $.( denomination, minted in lSi!' American nnd French silver pieces and lend bullets, such n woro used In the days when tho muzlc-loiidiiig horio pistol was the populnr side arm, from tho eloiin-up of the sluice ttoxes on the Hninksoii-Chnmplaln ground. W. A. Patterson, a mining engin eer, and F. 1. Lint, owner of n group of claims on Marshall lake, who re turned from the camp yesterday, re port that most of the ground is re turning at high ns $10 in gold dust to tho cubic yard. Virgin gold was the principal medium of exehnngo in the Any when Florence has the repu tation of being the richest and tough est mining camp In the Northwest, nnd It is thought that tho rich finds nro the result of the dust falling from the scales and sifting through the cracks In tho floors of the sa loons, gaming houcs and dance halls In tho early '00 't. While Patterson and Lint were In camp the miners were working on ground formerly occupied by n gamb ling house and dance hnll, which figured In some of the most tragic events in the history of northern Idaho, before the advent of n rail road in tho western country. Oun fights were of daily occurrence and few nights passed without one or more being slashed in bowle knife duels. Veteran prospectors nnd placer miners now living at Lewiston, nnd other parts of that district, who flocked to Florence when tho first gold was found, declared years ago that tho richest diggings were where the camp town was located; but, ns no water was available until n steam pump was installed recently for con veying water to tho sluices, no at- empt was made to mine the ground. SLEEPLESS NIGHT IB PASSED IN STORM (iFrom Friday' Dally.) Ike Cooper, of Jerome, urrived in tho city yesterday on horseback nf- ter snmewhnt of an interesting trip nd one also that will bo remembered for years on account of tho experi ence he passed through in riding out in tho open the greater portion nf tho previous night with tho rain falling on him incessantly. His novel trip was duo to traveling on horseback from tho Copper City tin ier the guidance of an old timer, and trails wero followed over the Black Hills range. After leaving Walnut Springs, however, thero were many trails forking, and as night was coming on, tho one that had tho hardest beating was taken. They went into a canyon, and nut being able to discern any of tho familiar landmark, s a ' bunch of cattle was aroused and hither they followed them. Finally they landed in Lone somo Valley, and taking the north star as a beacon they pulled into Vfagcr siding on tho Bradshaw rail road at about .1 a. m., where they went itno camp under the platform of that lonely flag station. It was better than nothing, Mr. Cooper says, but they were compelled to duck of ten from under one crack to the other, according to the amount of rain that was dripping down on their shelterless abode. At tho first peep of daylight, they remounted their horses, and after considerable zlzzag- glng, got on tho right road for the first time, and arrived in this city about 10 a. m. yesterday. Mr, Coop er says that he has been in this sec tlon for many years, but bis Has sayampn proclivities as a pathfinder will cease hereafter. Ho returned home in the afternoon on the train. OLORE NTJRSX 18 INJURED RY HORSE GLOIJi:, Ariz., Sept. H.-MIss Ful ward, u nurse at the county hospital, met with a painful accident yesterday afternoon In front of the Trust build ing. She attempted to mount her horse nnd the animal started before she was prepared, her foot caught in the stirrup throwing her to the ground. A bystander grasped the horse by the bridle as ho attempted to bolt. The horse, however, was not quieted until ho had stepped on Miss Fulword, painfully bruising her. Miss Fulward is known to many in this city, She was a guest here in the early summer at the St. Michael and Linn hltels. Instantly Killed At m Hassayampa Bridge (From rriilnv'H DhIIv) , WHILE SWINGING OUT FROM THE PLATFORM OF THE COACH ON THE SOUTHBOUND TRAIN, WHICH LEFT IRON SPRINGS YESTERDAY AFTERNOON, WALTER PATTON WA8 STRUCK BY THE TIMBERS OF THE BRIDGE ACROSS THE . HASSAYAMPA, NEAR HOT SPRINGS JUNCTION, AND IN- STANTLY KILLED. THE YOUNG MAN, WHO IS ONLY SEVEN- TEEN YEARS OF AGE, IS THE BON OF E. E. PATTON OF PHOENIX, WHO IS SUPERINTENDENT OF THE IRON SPRINOS OUTING CLUB, HAVING CHARGE OF THE STORE AND THE f POSTOFFICE AT THAT RESORT. YOUNG PATTON HAD SPENT THE SUMMER THERE AND WAS 'RETURNING TO PHOENIX WHEN THE ACCIDENT TOOK PLACE THAT CAUSED HI3 DEATH. THE REMAINS -WERE PLACED ON BOARD THE TRAIN AND TAKEN TO PHOENIX LAST EVENTNO, AND HIB PARENTS AT IRON BPRINOS NOTIFIED. BLUE DICK MINE HAS TBOMISINO SHOWINO (From Wednesday's Dally.) That the Blue Dick nilno on the Hassayampa, is destined to be one of the great inlnornl producers of,. ,,, , , ' , ... . . 1 in Globe Inst evening with Stowart ims section, is tne dciici or .1. A.I Forbes, who arrived from his camp yesterday, after making nn examlna- tlon of development under way by 1 M. G. Burns, general manager. Mr. Forbes states that ho was astounded to sec whnt was In evidence in the lower tunnel where on eight foot body of oro is exposed that samples $30 to the ton In gold, silver nnd copper. This oro body was opened by the present management nt a point about 300 fect from the mouth of the old tunnel, and Is regarded ns a remarkable showing by miners who havo visited the property recently nnd familiarized themselves with de velopment. The reviving of this property was undertaken a few months ago nt tho instance of Mr. Burns, who is conversant with tho district, from former association with other properties there, and that his judgment has been vindicated is be lieved from what has been accom plished since he nssumcd charge. Tho Blue Dick wits abandoned, many years ago, nnd Its entry again into tho productive column has stimulated other operators In the district to rc- vivo their properties. Mr. Forbes states that his Indc - pcndcncc group Is under bond to enstern investors, and In a short time expects to receive advices that negotiations will bo closed., Tho dist rict generally, he says, is assuming much interest In investment circles, nnd with tho splendid showing on tho Blue Dick, ho nntlclpatcs n very prosperous and active region. OOVERNOR NAMES DELEGATES TO CONVENTIONS PHOTNIX, Ariz., Sept. 14. Tho governor hns appointed delegates to two Important assemblages, to be held this month, both in the city of Chi cago, the American Mining congress and the convention of Good Roads. The American Mining congress will bo In session Sept. 20 to Sept. 20 In clusive, tho delegates appointed being John H. Ware of Chloride; Hoval A. Smith of Globo; Charles K. Mills of Mnrenci; Norman Carmichari of Clif ton; David Morgan of Silvcrbell; O. H. Goodlow of Sasco; Fpes Randolph of Tucson; Paul Johns, Thomas K. Campbell, Cbas. T. Joslin, Orleans Longacre of Prescott; L. W. Powell of Tucson; W. B. Twltehell of Pboe nix; Walter Douglas of Blsbee; Thos Armstrong, Jr., of Phoenix; Charles J, Kimball of Crown King; Peter J, Hippie, of Globe; W. F. Staunton of Tombstone; Will L. Clark of Jeromo; John O. Greenway of Blsbee; Major W. A. Menseh of Kingman; Ellis MacDougall of Oro Blanco, and C. K. Finney of Los Angeles. The Good Roads convention will meet Sept. 18 to Oct. 1 inclusive. It will be a long and no doubt a not able session as the good roads move ment is now one of the most opular matters befqro the people and inter est is growing every day. The dele gates appointed aret Del M, Potter of Clifton; T. O. Norrls of Prescott; O. (P. Bullard of Phoenix; David Bab bitt of Flagstaff, and W. M. Adam son of Douglas. NEW STATS OETS MORE POSTAL RANKS WASHINGTON, D. C, Sept. 14. The postofflee department hat Issued an order for the establishment of postal tarings basks at Morenel, Je rome, Williams, Wlaslow, Metealf, Kingman, Stafford, Tombstone and Grand Canyon. T-e order will be come effective October 13. '.TWO MURDERS TO BE RETRIED IN OLOBB 1'IIOKNIX, Ariz., Sept. 14,-Dcputy United States Mnrshal Bush Ander- ! son nnd Chief of d'ollco A. J. Moore, I ............... -I.. 1 1... it- 1... irm -T...1 nnd Steel, the two murderers whoso case had been transferred from tho territorial courts to the United States court, It being shown that their crimes were committed on rcscrva- tlon property. The party left Phoenix Saturday afternoon in an auto, bound for Florence, whero the two men. have been confined for some time on account of the fear that they might break jail at Globe. Stewart and Steel murdered two business men of Globe in a camp tho Globe men had established at a ford near old Fort Apache. They wero chased overland by Sheriff Thompson and captured thrco or four days later In the northern part of the territory, after one of the most thrilling mats hunts In recent years. Tho men were brought back by tho way of Phoenix and were hustled Into Globe from this city In an automo bile, it being believed that there might be a demonstration against tho men if the exact time of their arrival in Qlobc became publicly known. Tho men Wore tried In gIoImj, liui It was" discovered that the United States had jurisdiction because of tho crimes having been committed on land still hcld by the government Tho men were hustled out of Globo nnd removed to Florence for safo keeping, and they nre now called upon to face a United States court. They were taken to Globe without notice of their coming having been announced, as it wn feared that somo of tho old time feeling might be aroused, and the men taken for cibly from tho officers. Stewart nnd Steel are known as bad men and the officers took no chances In their overland trip. Both Hill and Chief Moore occupied the front scat of tho auto and were heav ily armed. Stewart and Steel were heavily shackled and manacled, and Deputy Anderson unarmed octuple! the rear scat with them. This pre caution was taken to that thero would be no chance of either of the men becoming possessed of a weapoa and thereby give them an opportunity to put up a fight. PACiriO COAST FLEETS REINO INCREASED SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., Sept. 13. Thlrteen more freight steamers are to engage In the growing coastwise trade of Pacific ports, according to announcements made here. Ten of the, it It said, are to be operate! by the American Hawaiian Steamship company, while the Callfornla-AtUntlo Steamship company is said to bavo chartered three more steamers. The American Hawaiian company's vessels are 14,000 tons freight steam ers. They will run between 8a Francisco, way ports and Panama, starting the first of October. The company also bai chartered two mors steamers, one the Melville Dollar, a 3000 ton vessel now operating on tbo Paelfie coast, and the steamer Lyra, a 0000 tun vessel now on the Atlantic which will be brought to tho Pielfle coast. The California-Atlantic Steamship company has Increased Us service to handle the Increasing offering of freight between this coast, New Vara, and the middle Wrst. It has chartered the stearar Port land In New York and will brlu It to the coast, tho steamer Tumptao, which is now loading in Baa Fraa Cisco, and the steamer Rward. Tltss latter was chartered from the Abctxa Steamship company. The Portland hat a cargo rapacity of 500 tons, ami the Seward about 1300 tons.