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WEEKLY JOURNAL-MINER. WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 18, 1911
3 SKETCHES WHO WILL PILOT NEW STATE Ticket Composed of Men Who Command Admiration and Support of Members Of Both Political Parties (From Wednesday's Daily.) The following short sketches of tic republicans who have filed direct primary petitions is a fair guide for the voters to use when they judge the men for whqm,Jhey will .cast their votes at the primary election. There is not a man on the republican ticket who is not well known to the people of the territory and they are the sort of men in whom to place the destiny of the new state at a time when this great commonwealth will need the best men for pilots on her perilous maiden journey. State Senator. S. F. Denison of Jerome has been selected because of his residence in the cast side of the county and be cause of his keen analytical ability and general knowledge of constitu--tional law and the territorial statutes. He has been a resident of the terri tory for the past twenty years and of Yavapai for twelve years. For a number of years he held the position -of manager of the Jerome Lumber company and came to Prescott to take the same position with the De Mund Lumber company. When this firm wound up its affairs here, Den ison returned to Jerome and accepted a high executive position with the Hull and Cleopatra Copper companies. "Three years ago he was unanimously elected to the office of Justice of the Peace for the Jerome precinct. This precinct is known to be the most important precinct in the coun ty and the manner in which Denison "has administered his difficult office nas won him the admiration and sup port of members of both parties. He is a man whom all admit is the right man for the high position for which be has been named. Charles T. Joslin, president of the Arizona Mine Supply company, has "been a resident of Yavapai county for the past nine years. Starting as a diamond drill helper in the mines near Marquette, Mich., he worked bis way up until he became telegraph operator and timekeeper. By hus banding his funds he was able to send himself through the Lake Forest University, near Chicago. After serv ing a number of years as bookkeeper. J bank clerk and cashier, in that dist rict he came to Arizona to take charge of the McCabc mine. This position lie held until the smelter burned down. In 1906 he came to Prescott and organized the Arizona Mine Supply company, which succeed ed the firm of Brown Bros. All of Jslin's interests are now in Yavapai chanty and the republican party is frond to offer a self made man who bas been instrumental in building up Prescott as a candidate for the office which can best be served by men "who have interests in the territory and who arc known to be progressive axd reliable. State Representative. E. Reissman, familiarly known as "Gus," has been a resident af Ari zona for the past twenty-five years. During this time he has worked as a 1 jospector, mine owner and merchant. For the past fifteen years he has cenfined his activities to the Weaver Mining district in the southern part of the county. He has been the post master at Octave for many years and in addition owns the largest store in that district. Beissman was born in Germany and came to this country when a mere lad. He is a man of excellent education and personality and his strict attention to business and integrity have, won him a host cf friends. His large interests, long residence in the county and host of friends assure him a substantial ma jcrity at the polls. Charles E. Hughes, of Jerome com - only known as "Boney Hughes," c name which has clung to him since Myhood days when he showed a sur , rising ability to dispose of bone tailed trout. Hughes is a native son .nd has been a resident of Jerome for the nast eighteen years. After receiving a good education he embark ed upon the career of clerk and ac countant. Three years ago he en tered the firm of Ewing & Hughes. transfer men and freight contractors, in which usiness he is still engaged. Owing to his own efforts and business sagacity and integrity Hughes has obtained a. position of influence which has made him one of the best known OF REPUBLICANS men in the northern part of the ter ritory. W. E. Glenn has been a resident of the territory for over ten years, com ing here shortly after the close of ihc Spanish-American war in which he saw service at the front as a private in the Rough Riders. Glenn was born in the District of Columbia. He followed the vocation of miner and mining accountant in Missouri before coming to Arizona. Glenn is well known throughout the territory, and his host of friends and knowl edge of the territory make him a most suitable candidate for the posi tion for which he has been named. Mark Bradley came to Prescott in 1SS3 from Canton, Ohio, where he had spent his boyhood. Bradley was attracted to the territory by the pos sibilities offered the miner in the treasure state. Starting in as a mucker his steadfastness of purpose and industry soon placed him at the top, with the title of mine superin tendent. While Prescott is his head quarters and the residence of his family he is at present located at the Tom Boymine in the southeastern portion of the county. Bradley has been instrumental in bringing lots of money into the county for the pur pose of mine development and his sagacity and integrity have in every instance caused the capitalists who have trusted in his judgment to in crease their faith in the possibilities of mining in the territory. Bradley's standng with the miners is probably better than that of any other man engaged in our vital industry. Thirty years of real work in the mines of the territory has caused Bradley to number among his friends almost ev ery man who has followed mining in the territory and it is expected that he will poll an exceptionally large vote. J. C. Bradbury, candidate for rep resentative, was born in Ohio, and is both a brick maker and miner by trade. Before becoming recorder of Yavapai county, which tfffice he has filled faitfhfnlly and ably for the past five years, he was engaged in mining, either as mine foreman or in developing his own claims. He has also tried his hand at ranching, and is interested in the promotion of wat er storage propositions in this county Mr. Bradbury is certainly a repre sentative citizen one who, with clear brain and honest purpose will, if elected, do his best to foster and promote the interests of all good citizens of Arizona, and especially of his home county, Yavapai. Eoad Superintendent. Thomas X. Childers, a native of Tennessee has been a resident of Yavapai county for the past twelve years. He came .west in 1SS1 and lo cated in Xew Mexico where he work ed as a prospector and miner for eighteen years. His ability as a miner attracted the attention of the Gilchrist Dawson corporation and he was sent to take charge of the Hid den Treasure mine, in the Lower Tur key Creek district. With the excep tion of the past two years he has followed mining in this county. Two years ago he was appointed as road superintendent and all of the perman ent roads constructed since that time have been under his supervision. While connected with the different mining companies Childers had an excellent opportunity to display his ability as foreman and superintendent of construction work. In 1894 he was elected assessor for Grant county, Xew Mexico. C. W. Bennett has lived in Yava pai county since 1870 and is well known to every old timer in the northern part of the territory. He has been deputy county recorder for the past four and one-half years and his courtesy and willingness while serving in this capacity have won him a host of friends. Before the days of the railroad Bennett drove the Prescott-Phocnix stage. Apaches over ran the country in those days and the job of stage driver carried with it more excitement than the average man cares to indulge in. In partner ship with his father he has engaged in stock raising, and logging, having hauled all the -wood used at Whipple before the advent of the railroad, ne was the mail contractor on the Pres-eott-Crown King line for four years. Twenty-three years ago he was chief clerk in the grocery establishment of Joseph Dougherty and served in the same capacity for Merrill Bros, and the T. F. Miller company in Jerome. Superior Judge Frank O. Smith one of our well known attorneys, has had a wide ex- perience, being actively engaged in the practice of law in all of the northern counties as well as before the Supreme court. Smith came to Prescott from Tucson where he was a member of the facul ty of the University of Arizona. He grew to manhood on a farm in Illinois and acquired his first experi ence in the practice of law in one of the largest law firms in Chicago. He has been an earnest and en thusiastic supporter of progress in the city and county. He is a charter member of the Chamber of Commerce as well as a director, and has always been one of its most active workers. One of the pleasing features of Smith's candidacy is the fact that he is a most fitted man for this high office. When he passed the bar ex amination permitting him to practice before the territorial Supreme court he received the highest average of any applicant ever examined by that body. In consequence of his high average of 99.5 per cent the board of examiners paid him the high compli ment of having set a new record for knowledge of the law. Aside from his excellent standing as an attorney Smith has the degrees of Master of Art3 and Bachelor of Science from Northwestern Univer sity and Bachelor of Law from the law school of the same university. His personality and honesty have made a large number of friends for him in even- part of the county. He is recognized as an able and consci entious lawyer and thoroughly fitted by education .training and experience for the position. Daniel E. Parks, a native of Xew York state, and a descendant of rev olutionary ancestry came to Arizona in 1902. From that time until 190G he was active in territorial mining interests although not a resident of the territory until the latter date. He wa active in the development of the Cherry Creek district having spent $20.i100 for the erection of a stamp mill there. He took an active part in the fight against joint state hood printing and circulating numer ous pamphlets opposing the bill. He is a member of the Xew York bar. as well as those of the District of Columbia, Colorado and Arizona, and of the United States Supreme court. During his career in Colorado he was engaged as counsel in several import ant cases involving the construction of several sections of the constitution of that state in all of which his posi tion was sustained by the courts. Bond houses throughout the country consider his opinion as valid in points of law concerning their business. At one time PaTks had the high honor of being requested by the Supreme court of Colorado to submit a brief regard ing the construction of an amendment involving a constitutional point. Parks' opinion was sustained by the court and he was thanked by that body for his able work. Parks is well known to everyone in the county and his wide 'range of friends as well as his long standing legal experience recommend him for the office he seeks. County Attorney. K. J. Mitchell, one of Prescott's most promising young attorneys is a native of the Empire State, receiv ed a public school education at Boston and then entered Fordham Univer sity. Xew York. As a result of his excellent work at this institution he received the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts. Arriving in Prescott seven years ago he passed his bar examination before the territorial board with the highest percentage in his class. He is qualified to practice before the Supreme and District courts and bears the enviable reputation of having ac quitted himself with great credit in all of the cases in which he has taken part. Mitchell has been a resident of Prescott for the past seven years, is a man of family, owns his own home and is looked up to by all who know him. Superintendent of Schools. Glenn W. Persons, the present su perintendent of schools is a candidate for reelection. For the past five years Persons has been teaching in the Prescott schools and his excellent work here is a most convincing rec omendation. Before coming to the territory he was principal of the Union school at Canaan, X. Y., teach er of Latin in the St. Johns Military school of Ossining, X. Y., principal of the Logan Consolidated schools of Fergus, Xorth Dakota. He was appointed by the board of supervisors to succeed J. B Jolly, county school superintendent, who re signed in 1907 owing to ill health The board paid Persons' ability a strong compliment when they appoint ed him. a republican, over two demo cratic aspirants for the same place, although the board itself was demo cratic. Ptrt.on? is a graduate-of the Cort land State Xormal school of Xew York. He is a graduate of the class of 1904 and deserves credit for hav ing worked his way through this in stitution. Assessor. "The man who has put into effect the best assessment roll since Arizona has been on the map," this is the opinion of one of the territory's leading democrats. The sentiment he expressed is shared by men of all parties and is a fitting tribute to the assessor, who by his fearless per sistence and integrity combined with a sincere desire to show the people who elected him that he was the right man for the place has caused Tom Campbell to be looked upon as certain of reelection to the high posi tion he now holds. Born in Prescott in 1878 he is un questionable- a credit to the native sons of old Yavapai. He is a gradu ate of the Prescott Grammar and High schools and St. Mary's college in Oakland, Cal. Before entering upon t,he duties of county assessor he was eaiployed in the local post-office as assistant postmaster and served as postmaster in Jerome for six years. He was a member of the Twenty- first legislature, being the first native son to be a representative in that bodv. Since 1900 he has been interested in mining in Yavapai county. He was appointed to the position he now holds in 1907 and was unan imously reappointed by a board con sisting of men from both parties in 1911. After two years of service as coun ty assessor, he saw the advantage to be gained by an assessors' associa tion, and it is due to his efforts that that body was formed this year. He is the president of that body at the present time. He is also a member of .the International Tax association and is the Arizona delegate to that body. Campbell's most noted success con sist in having raised the assessment of the grant lands in this county and in making a tax roll which enabled Yavapai to come into the Union with the lowest tax rate of any county in the new state. Clerk of the Superior Court. Major J. M. Watts, who has served as a clerk in the territorial courts since 1S90 is a candidate for reelec tion. Major Watts is a native of Indiana and enlisted from that state in 1SC1 as a private. He served at the front with singular bravery and credit and was made second lieuten- nt then first lieutenant, adjutant and finally major. He was discharged from the army in March' 1SG5 with a brevet commission for meritorious scrvise and the rank of lieutenant colonel and colonel in the United States volunteer army. Major Watts is well known to every citizen of the county and his long experience and ability combined with the excellent record for service in the army have made him a most ac ceptable candidate for the office of dark of the court. According to the constitution the county probate court has been abolished and the work of this court has been added to that of the Superior court. This means a vast amount of added work for the clerk of the Superior court, and it is essential that a man of long experi ence in procedure of this sort be chosen for this office. It need not be added that Major Watts is the right man for the place. County Surveyor J. William Waara, a graduate of the Michigan College of Mines, has been a resident of the territory for the past six years, four of which have been spent in Yavapai. He held the position of ranger in the forest ser vice for two years, having been con nected with the Groom Creek and lla-sayampa stations. For the last two years ne has acted as assistant to the city and county surveyors. The Lynx Creek grade, one of the most difficult in the coun ty, is his work. Warra's experience in the county combined with the ex cellent work he has accomplished since his residence here mark him as a most suitable man for the position he seeks. At present his office is in the Bashford block. William H. Merritt has been a resi dent of the territory thirty-four years, eleven years of which have been spent in Yavapai county. He is a resident of Prescott and owns his own home on South Marina street. Merritt is a native of Xew York state and served a? an engineer for the Delaware and Hudson Canal com pany for four years. Since coming j to Arizona he has followed his occu pation of civil engineer as well as acting in an advisory capacity for several mining concerns throughout the territory. In 1S7S he was ap pointed a mineral surveyor and has held this important position ever since. All of his interests are in Yavapai county and he is well fitted in professional training and experi ence to make an ideal man for the office to which he aspires. ARTESIAN WATER IS FLOWING IN VALLEY (From Friday V Daily.) LeRoy Anderson, who has returned from the Verde valley, after making a personal examination of the artesian water developed in the past few weeks, gives the following interesting interview to the Journal-Miner, con cerning the enterprise, which is creat ing much excitement in the eastern part of the- county. Mr. Anderson says: "These wells, two in number, are situated on the west side of the Verde river on the first highlands, or above the ground which can be irri gated from th river. They are on land owned by David Scott, and for an expenditure of about $1000 he has been fortunate enough to secure wat er that will reclaim and irrigate thirty thousand dollars worth of land, ,"The wells are flowing steadily. One is about 350 feet deep and the other almost 200. The latter he is now drilling down to about 400 feet and is putting in a new kind of cas ing called a splice casing which will allow all the water for the entire depth of the well to flow into the casing and out of the top. The other kind of casing permits only the water from the bottom to flow in. "The land is about two miles south west of Cottonwood. There are thou sands of acres of similar land on either side of the river. This land is good for fruit, alfalfa, corn, pota toes or anv of the small grains. The photograph I have of it shops a standpipe with an elbow about fifteen feet high and an eight- inch pipe running practically full. The flow has not diminished in the slightest and runs all the time. "This is one of the most interest ing sights I have seen in many a day ind means more to this county than can be estimated, and if some enter prising people will take up th propo sition and build from Dewcv to the Verde valley a railroad so that the grain, fruit and vegetables from this magnificent valley can be marketed, the benefit to Prescott and northern kill uvlllttk fcl - ll.'UIt tlMll HVliUCiU I Ariznnn -.nmnt lm nsfimntn.l "ron and money are needed to develop the j resources of such communities, and needed badly, and mean more to the freighting in and out of Crown King, people of Yavapai county than all the This machinej acc0rding to the state initiatives, referendums and recalls in ' . , n r tr,. the world." BISBEE BANKER IS CHARMED WITH PRESCOTT (From Friday's Daily.) P. M. Buckwalter. cashier of the Miners and Merchants bank, return ed yesterday morning from Prescott, where he attended the convention of the Arizona Bankers' association as delegate from Bisbee. He was the only Bisbee banker to attend the con vention. After the adjourning of the convention. Mr. Buckwalter visited the Grand Canyon and Phoenix. Mr. Buckwalter was honored by. the convention in being named a member of the executive board, which, among other things, will name the place for meeting of the next convention. He will serve a three year term in that position. The board will meet at an earlvj j date to decide upon the next meet ing place of the national convention. It is understood that Douglas is mak ing a bid for the convention, and it may go to that city. The plan of having Phoenix as the next meeting place of the convention every year has been discussed, but it did not come up at the last meeting of the association, so some other city may have the opportunity of entertaining the millionaires. Phoenix is favored by some because it is a centrally lo cated city and easy of access to bankers all over the territory. Bankers were present from all parts of the territory, said Mr. Buck waiter yesterday, and many from out side the territory, half a dozen from El Paso and as many from California points, were present. The bankers were royally entertained by the Mile High city and the convention proved an outing as well as a profit to the bankers. "Prescott has an air of prosper ity," said Mr. Buckwalter, "that is difficult for the casual visitor to trace to its source. Its banks have, I believe, tbout three millions of de posits, which is quite a remarkable showing for a town of that size. A little investigation, however, will show where the town's prosperity is due to the fact that it is the distri buting point for a territory of miles around it." Bisbee Review. Mining location notices for sale at the Journal-Miner office. - 1 SCHOLARSHIP OF FEDERATION IS AWARDED (From Wednesday's Daily.) Last January tho Arizona Federa tion of Woman's clubs in convention, at Prescott decided to begin a move ment to bestow upon some deserving young woman a scholarship in the University of Arizona or some other stato institution. Last year there was a fund of $60 which was divided be tween two young ladies. This year the committee on educa tion has a fund of $75 available for use as a scholarship and yesterday Mrs. S. C. Xewsom, president of the Federation, announced that the hon or had been given to Miss Maud Me Pherson of Xogales. Miss MePherson is the daughter of the rector of the Episcopal church at Xogales and is in her second year at the University, being a Sophomore. The scholarship was bestowed upon her after consul tation with the University officials in recognition of her scholastic at tainments, Miss MePherson maintain ing a very high average in scholar ship throughout her career at the Uni versity. While the scholarship is under the control of the president and other of ficers of the federation, the collec tion of the fund has been entrusted to the committee on education, the leading spirits of which committee aTe Mrs. J. B. Cleveland and Mrs. Dixon Fagerberg of Prescott. Both of these women have performed vali ant service in the scholarship work and are given full credit by the other officers and members. The ultimate purpose of the com mittee and the Federation is a per manent fund from the interest on which several scholarships may be maintained. It is hoped that by next year two scholarships will be possible and eventually three. In addition to the $75 donated Miss MePherson there is a balance of $250 on hand toward the permanent fund. It is expected that this will be greatly increased before "the annual meeting of the Federation in Phoenix during Janu ary. Tucson Star. ,,. TRUCK IS SOLVING TRANSPORTATION PROBLEM (From Wednesday's Daily.) In addition to the activity at many mining camps in the Bradshaw moun tains kindred to the large amount of development under way public dis cussion is centering on the question of cheaD transportation that has been 4 solved bv the Lake Snnerior and Xevada Mining company in the in- troduction of the motor truck for ton, has passed the stage of experi mental runs, and is now regarded as a revolutionizing facility in mining circles of that field. This truck has been in commission for several weeks and transports daily from Crown King to the Mascotte mine, owned by the company, twelve tons of freight at an average cost of $1' a ton. Under the old methods, the cost was $3.75 a ton. An immense tonnage of machinery is being installed at the Mascotte and Monday two more cars arrived, which will be followed later by other shipments, making one of the largest and most complete reduction plants ever installed in that region. As fast as the machinery arrives it is being placed in position. General Manager H. E. Olund being personally at the works directing, and also keeping mine development under way to pro- - ,, ". f vide an ore supply when treatment begins at the new plant. The opera tions of this company are attracting much attention, fTom the large ore bodies exploited recently. In speaking of the Xelson mines, Mr. Harrington spates that he is crosscutting and drifting north, reach ing a distance of over 150 feet in the latter work, and is well satisfied with the showing. In a short time another contract will be let for sink ing the main shaft 00 feet deeper. Mr. Harrington states that through out the district there is a better feel ing of the outcome of development at many mines than has ever before been noticeable, and which is based on the generally good showing many properties have made in the past few months. FIGHTER GETS NINETY DAYS (From Friday's Daily.) Frank Feh, who brutally assaulted George Pfeiffer, shoemaker, at the latter's home a few days ago, and inflicting serious wounds on his head, with a seven-foot piece of steel weighing fifteen pounds, was tried before Judge McLane yesterday and sentenced, to ninety days in the coun ty jail. Feh had been befriended many times by the industrious shoe maker, and when assistance was re fused him and he was told to leave the house, he stepped to the rear and picked up the weapon, -which he used in a vicious attack upon his victim. Mr. Pfeiffer has an ugly wound on the head, with other lesser injuries, on his body.