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Tke Arizona Journal - Miner
Oldest Paper in Arizona. Established March 9, 1864
j Published by
Member Associated Press.
Published Every Morning Except Monday
J. W. MILNES. Editor and Manager
Daily, per year
Daily, per month
Weekly, per year
Weekly, ilx months
Weekly, three months
Payable in
Oadr the requirements jf the new postal law, subscriptions are payable in
AlTinee in order that the paper may be permitted to pass through the mails
m teeond-elass matter. Accordingly, subscriptions will be stopped at expiration
Entered at Postofrice, Prescott,
It is singular how many people
-would yell themselves hoarse rooting
for the home ball team, who would
not give a dollar to establish a new
industry here, nor would they bother
to suggest to friends contemplating
a removal that this would be a good
town to live in.
The intense partisanship manifest
ed in any athletic sports In behalf
of the home players indicates senti
ment of home loyalty. It is unsel
fish sentiment, excellent so far as it
goes. The men on the bleachers do
not get a nickle addition to their
wages because the home boys win.
Of course in some cases the cheer
ing men may have money on the
game. Yet our observation is that th&
bettor is too worried to cheer. . It
is the man who wants the home team
to win from simple home loyalty that
makes the noise. ,- -"
"Why is it that this most commend
able sentiment is so abounding under
such circumstances, and so lacking
where there in still more vital need
for its expression? w"
j The cities that have grown popul
ous, powerful, wealtbv, that have
become great centers of industrial
life and cherished locations for resi
dence, have become so because some
small group of men loved the soil of
these localities, longed to have them
true to high ideals, had faith in their
future, had the self sacrifice to keep
pulling all the time for business and
civic advance. And they had no
time or breath to spend in mere
The mainspring of this action is a
home patriotism differing only from
that of the crowd at the ball game,
in having a bigger field for its ex
pression. We may not' all of us do big things
for this city. Xot all of us can be
presidents of boards of trade or land
new industries. But if every one of
us took every possible occasion to
say that this is a mighty good place
to live and do business in, a wide
spreading circle of home patriotism
would be let loose the final reach of
which would be incalculable.
It has lteen about a year since the
Postmaster General told us that we
should soon be mailing our sealed
letters with one cent stamps. Thanks
to the picture-card, the deficit of the
Postal department has almost disap
peared and the promise has been
made that when the receipts for the
department equal the expenditures,
the new reduction may be made.
As a matter of history every re
duction of the postal rate has been
followed' by a big increase in the
total receipts. When the cost of
mailing a letter was ten cents, very
few letters were posted. Even today
we wince at the five cent stamp re
quired on foreign mail. . When let
ters were three cents each, corres
pondence was still a serious matter.
The reduction to two cents, operated
through the subtle power of sugges
tion and caused men to write two
letters where they had written one
before. It was not the actual saving
to much as the lessening of restraint
which seemed to make' more letters
The adoption of the one cent rate
will see the largest increase in the
volume of postal business ever known
and with a readjustment of the Tail
road carrying problem, may show a
profit in the operation of the de
partment. We have come a long way since
3844 when a letter was carried thirty
Ariz., as second-class mail matter
miles for six cents with an increase
according to distance to a maximum
of twenty-five cents for four hun
dred and fifty miles or more. In
1S45 a new rate was established of
five cents for three hundred miles
and ten cents for greater distances,
with a half-ounce limit. During the
civil war the three cent rate for all
distances was established for the ben
efit of California, and in 1SS3 the
two cent letter became universal
with a one ounce limit.
The total postal receipts of the
United States in 177G were much less
than those of Prescott for the last
Italy, fighting Turkey over her
colonies in Tripoli, is letting off some
dangerous fireworks in the powder
magazine of European diplomacy.
The Hague court of arbitration was
established to create machinery ' for
settling precisely such disputes. The
representatives of Italian power sign
ed the treaties establishing this ma
chinery. The laws of all civilized
jjapds punish severely the mnn who
signs an agreement to- pay $0 in cash,
and then backs out of it. But dip
lomats violate agreements involving
the sacrifice of millions of the peo
ple's money and thousands of lives,
besides threatening the stability of
Europe's fragile balance of power.
And no police power above them ex
ists that can , punish such breach of
Nevertheless, it would be a bless
ing to poor, seedy and forsaken Tri
poli if Italy or some other Christian
nation walked in and took possession.
It is a paradise gone to seed. It
has been called the Cinderella of
Africa, sitting in her dust and ashes
and menial clothes, waiting for some
Prince to eonle along with the golden
slipper of modern science and enter
prise. In the time of the Roman empire,
it was a country of great fertility,
with prodigious shipments of olives,
grains, etc. And the golden soil is
still there.
Turkey, with centuries of misrule,
has farmed the country for the bene
fit of the Sultan, submerging all in
dustry under staggering taxes, until
even the wild Mohammedan Arabs
might not regret the coming of a
Christian power.
Under a system of grafting and ab
sentee Turkish officials, the land has
been reduced to the dull apathy of
Egypt before the days of English
control. Had the game been played
with the weapons of diplomacy in
stead of gun play, the powers might
well have handed over this dismant
led wreck of a nation to the teem
ing cononists of Sunny Italy.
One advantage of the old political
primary and convention system was
that, when one man won. tlie otners
as a rule voted to make it unanimous.
The advantage lay in the fact that
when the primary or convention was
over it was over.
The Xew Jersey primaries have not
gone altogether to the satisfaction of
Governor Woodrow Wilson. Priamr
ies are hard things to manage, the
difficulty being that it is impossible
to attend many of them at a time.
A genealogist says John D. Rocke
feller has four kings in his ancestry.
He hac; long had four aces in his
In order to strengthen his military
arm the sultan of Turkey ought to
trade his camels for a troop of Mis
souri mules.
It is gross folly to think of sending
men to Washington who are strangers
there. Ralph Cameron is well known
at the national capital and has shown
that he has sufficient influence to
carry his point. When statehood
seemed to be a dead issue he came to
the rescue and thwarted the machin
ations of the demagogues by having
the Smith-Flood bill passed which
gives us the opportunity to come into
the Union. It is a well known fact
that he has influence with the real
men of affairs and is an honest, cap
able representative. Since his incum
bency no one has written to Washing
ton for aid or information who has
not received a prompt response and
willing service. Tnerc are manv resi
dents of the territory of both parties
who are glad to testify that Cameron
Has served tuem well, and tbis is
something of which no previous dele
gate can boast. .
California is undergoing the return
swing of the political pendulum. For
many years that state has been dom
inated and pirated by- the interests
wheh originally developed it. Owing
to the youth and wonderful possi
bilities of the Golden State, adven-.
tu'rers from all over the world have
flocked there. For a long time it
wast nothing better than the western
frontier but the tide has changed
and today the best people in that
state are taking the matter in hand
and bringing about the needed re
forms which will make California one
of the most law abiding states in the
During the recent Bankers' conven
tion here in Prescott, one of the
representatives from San Francisco
remarked, "it is strange that the
fire did not cleanse San Francisco,
and that when wc did recover from
that disaster we resumed the prac
tices which have caused us to be
! jiHtly criticised by the whole coun
try. But the recent election in San
Francisco is an indication of how we
really feel and you may be sure that
from this time on there will bn no
more of the disgrace which Jins mark
ed our city government."
And nil California feels about the
same. The day has come when' the
people of that state refuse to be
further disgraced and it is only nat
ural that in their Inst state election
they should adopt every new thing
which they believe might possibly
allevinte the existing disgraceful sit-1
They have adopted the initiative,
the referendum and the recall; they
have adopted them in the hope that
they may solve the difficulty of the
present crisis because they are will
ing to admit that they have reached
a stage where a move of any sort will
help the existiug conditions.
Arizona has never had an opportun
ity to be governed by her own sons,
our officials heretofore have been
political appointees, we are not, like
California, trying to rid ourselves of
a crowd of enfranchised adventurers
who have preyed upon us for many
years And when we become a state
let us use our best judgment and put
the men in power whom we know are
substantial and true. Men who be-
long to Arizona and who by the very
nature of things are compelled to stay
here. The peripathetic demagogues
and the short sighted candidate who
can see no good in anyone but him
self are dangerous, be their political
complexion what it may. Let us put
in office the men who have been
tried and not found wanting.
California has been driven to emu
late the drowning man and clutch at
a straw, Arizona has never been re
duced to this extreme and if we do
ourselves justice at the polls we will
never have to rise up and drive the
pirates of finance from our midst. It
is up to you Mr. Voter, support the
man who has worked, not the one
who has made the biggest noise.
Were Abdul Hamid to return to
his native land he would probably
remark, "I told you so."
Chine appears to be awakening
from its lethargy of centuries. Revo
lution is spreading throughout the
If the suffragettes hare really won
out in California, that state will be
a poor place , for a modest bachelor
to take up his residence.
Two Black Hand friends have just
received life sentences from a Chicago
judge. That is the proper way to
stamp out this sort of contemptible
A female witness struck at a law
yer in a San Francisco court. The
lawyer wisely and gentlemanly stood
his ground and the belligerent fe
male, true to the deadly aim of her
sex, landed a savage blow on the
cheek of an innocent bystander.
A citizen of Globe has made a de
mand upon the board of superivsors
of Gila county for a complete re
registration. The board is divided
as to its power to order such a regis
tration, and the matter 'is to be laid
before Judge Lewis. In some of the
counties, avapai among - them, the
supervisors have been advised that
they cannot now order new registra
tions. That would seem to be the case,
for, otherwise,.- the provision of the
enabling act limiting the suffrage to
those qualified to vote at the election
of 1908 . would be without effect.
Also, we do not see what purpose a
new registration would serve if this
provision is observed, as it must- be.
In the case of a new registration
it would be difficult if not impos
sible for the election officers and
challengers to differentiate -between
those who were qualified to vote in
190S and those who were not.
While it has been decided that one
may transfer his registration from
one county to another, and while it
has been half decided that one may
reg'ister' at any time of the year ex
cept within n short period immediate
ly preceding any election, the date of
his registration -would appear in the
supplemental registration, so that if
he were not a voter in 190S it would
readily be seen that he will not be
one on December 12, 1911. But a
new registration would wipe all the
old dates out. leaving no way of dis
tinguishing the J90S voters from the
bo there seems to
be no reason
why there should be a new registra -
tion at this time, and also, it is clear
that no one has anything to gain by
availing himself of the privilege con
ferred by the election laws of the
territory of registering at the office
of the county recorder at all times of
the year except within the short
period immediately before an election,
Booth Tarkington is now separated
from his wife. The artistic temper-
anient seems, everywhere, to be hard
to get along with.
Ueports from Phoenix tell of a rat
tlesnake found nenr there which has
103 rattles mid is as big around as a
man s knee. rositlvely womleriul
the startling things which can be
raised by some kinds of irrigation.
PHOEXIX. Ariz., Oct. 14. Based
on the number of entries already re
ceived by the heads of the various
live stock departments of the fair
this year's parade of prize winners
will be over a mile long. It has
been the custom of the Fair commis
sioners to put the winners of prizes
in the cattle, horse and mule depart
ments on parade before the grand
stand Friday morning of fair week
and there will be the usual parade
this year.
Old timers will remember when reg
istered stock was an unusual sight in
Arizona and to this class of Arizona
citizens the live stock parade of
thoroughbreds is of particular interest
in showing the remarkable develop
ment of the industry of stock raising.
Eastern visitors are astonished at
the showing which is made. An au
thority on such, who witnessed the
live stock parade last year, said it
excelled similar exhibits he had seen
in the agricultural states of the Mis
sissippi valley. If he took that view
of last year's showing he would be
even better impressed with the show
and parade planned for this year.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Dougherty are
en routo from San Diego to Prescott
in their automobile, and were due to
arrive in Milley Valley last night at
the home of Joseph Dougherty. After
leaving San Diego their route was
through San Bernardino, Barstow, and
then along the Santa Fe Pacific to
fvingman and Seligman, from there
they followed the old wagon road to
this city. They left Daggett last
Thursday, and the greatest distance
covered in one day since they start
ed was 250 miles. Mr. Dougherty
returns to this section to remain, and
will begin operations on the Turn-
baugh mines on the Santa Maria im
mediately. Mining location notices for sale at
the Journal-Miner office.
Malcolm A. Fraser,- secretary of the
Chamber of Commerce of Prescott,
Arizona, arrived in this city this
morning with about two tons of ex
hibits for the Dry Farming exposi
tion and a full supply of determina
tion and enthusiasm which he- expects
to use in capturing the 1912 meeting
of the Dry Farming congress for his
city. Mr. Fraser is accompanied by
a live delegation of Arizona boosters
who immediately proceeded to make
known throughout the city the fact
that Arizona is on the map.
"We want the next congress," said
Mr. Ffaser this morning, "and we'
have come prepared to fight for it.
"Arizona is not generally known as
a dry farming district, yet we have
in Yavapai county alone more than
400,000 acres of dry farming land,
most of which is undeveloped, and
for that very reason we feel that
Prescott and the state of .Arizona
are entitled to consideration. The
holding of the next congress in our
state will bring the' outside delegates'
into touch with on of- the greatest
undeveloped dry farming areas yet
remaining in the great west, and- will
also stir our own people to a realiza
tion of the possibilities which lie at
their doors.
"I have personally visited every
dry farming district in the county
since September 1. and I have gath
ered exhibits for the exposition which
show conclusively what Yavapai coun-
I ty can do. I shall be much
, l'o.'"ted if we do not pull down first
!(lrv farm!nr laml 5n the county is
I practically all valley land, thus not
only getting full benefit from the
actual rainfall, but profiting largely
also by the drainage from the sur-
1 1 -11. nl. T" T
rounding urns, uie -ig aim .Lame
chinn valleys alone contain nearly
1 250,000 acres, most of which are well
j adapted for dry farming, and the
I crops raied there this year were al
most uniformlv good." Colorado
j Springs Herald-Telegraph,
(From Sunday's Daily.)
W. Edwards who has returned
I from Castle Hot Springs, states that ,
among the new attractions at that
1 popular resort will be the golf links,
which will afford guests much de
sired recreation. The intention is to
open the place on Xovember 15th,
! and with the manv improvements
made during the past summer one of
the most commodious winter resorts
in the country is assured. Mr. Ed
wards also stated yesterday that he
had received advices from Mr. and
Mrs. H. G. Lipincott, of Philadelphia,
to reserve for them their old quar
ters. This is especially interesting
to the management for this will be
the thirteenth consecutive winter these
prominent people have been guests at
that place. Mr. Lipincott is a large
woolen manufacturer in the east, and
as he aptly states had it not been
for the beneficial results to his
health these springs have effected he
would not be the first to arrive and
the last to leave. Mr. Lipincott en-
joys the wild and rugged country ad-'
a . - il. j r . ? I
sible that he may decide to remain
even during the greater part of the
summer. Reservations for the tea
son, Mr. Edwards states, are greater
than in any former year.
"For ways that are dark and
tricks thtft are vain the wily Chinese
are peculiar," was aptly illustrated
in this city some time ago when Jim
Lee, an unctuous Oriental resident
secured an even $400 from the Pres
cott Xational Bank in a neat and
slevcr manner that was not detected
until he had left the country. Know
ing that he had no account with the
bank, but realizing that another
Chink who bore the name of Jim Lee
did have, the bogus cheek was cashed
and with the money, Lee left imme
diately for San Francisco. He was
arrested late last week, and in a
few days will be brought to this city
to have his hearing. Sheriff Smith
is en route to Sacramento with repo
sition papers on the governor of Cal
ifornia, which were issued by Gov
ernor Sloan. The accused Chinaman
is said to bear an unsavory name in
this city among his countrymen and
is alleged to be a professional gamb
ler, lie is also known as a disturbor,
and during many tong agitations
figured prominently as the represent
ative of one of the belligerent tongs.
. (From Tuesdays Dallv)
Fliattering reports come from the
A. and A. this week, and from the
formation encountered it looks as if
ore will be exposed at any shift. The
-shaft is down 1005 feet and in a for
mation of white talc and ledge mat
ter which shows every indication of
ore near at hand. General Manager
Leeper is . alated over, the present
showings and it is hoped he will soon
realize his great ambition. He has
done good work and made great pro
gress with this property and merited
the success the property may even
tually bring him. Prof. Clapp, the
expert, was here last wek, but, ow
ing to the illness of the editor, it is
impossible for us to publish his in
terview with this noted expert. We
learn, however, that every indication
he had looked for not only became a
factj but improved as depth was at
tained; also, that from the present
indications, ore. was near at hand.
At the Hull Copper company's,
property the work, under Foreman
Pender, is being prosecuted vigorous
ly and the connection from the Dil
lon tunnel to the 18SS will be made
in a few days. In reviewing the
work of the-past year, President Hull
reports that there has been drifting'
north on the Eureka lode, 40 feet
from the 1500 drift in a heavy for
mation carrying iron through the
seams: alsi a crosscut in the 1600
foot drift, 40 feet in length, which
shows seams of sulphide, coming and
going. Over 410 feet has been run
on the 188S lode, .which joins the Eu
reka adn Wade Hampton claims of
the United Verde Copper company,
and high grade copper sulphide, car
rying Rold, silver and copper has
been encountered. The winz is now
down 65 feet, showing quartz, and
the sulphide encountered at the top
of the winze pitches to the south. A
raise was also run 63 feet to get air
30S feet south of the 1888 shaft and
drift. The 1SSS lode has shown
quartb and sulphides for over 400
feet, and the United Verde Copper
company is working from their new
shaft, which is estimated to be ap-
1 proximately 35 feet from the lSSS"
' lode. Jerome Mining News.
I (From Sundays Daily.)
Louis McXary, who is in the city
, from Walnut Grove, states that more
placer miners are at work in that
valley and along Oak Creek, than in
many years and some locations in the'
latter section are giving excellent re
sults. He 'also states that the fruit
and corn crop thisyear is heavier
than in any preceding season, and
the country generally is prosperous.
Instruments Filed as Reported by Thw
Prescott Title Co.
Oct. 9, 1911'.
Chas. R. Walker locates 2 mines-,
Verde district.
D. J. Sullivan to The United Gold
Mines Co. M. deed. Boston and
Annex mines, Martinet district.
United States to John J. Buckman
Patent. of XE, E1 of
XWJ4, Sec. 15, 13 y., 6 W.
United States to John J. Buckman
Patent. SE of SW, SW of
S&A, Sec. 10, X of NE, Sec. 15,
13 X., 6 W.
Mrs. Ella Tracy (nee Buckman) to
Mrs. Sarah Buckman W. deed. NVj
of XEi,4, See. 15, SW& of SE, Sec.
10, 13 X., 6 W,
Toi,n t Wp1,
ells appropriates waters
of Agua Fria river.
Phil. Dwyer to John J. Dwyer M.
deed. Harriman mine, Humbug dist
rict. . October 10, 1911
Wm. Grady et al locate 2 oil claims
Verde Valley district.
Geo. W. Hance and wife to Joseph
C. Crane W. deed. Lot at Camp
1 M. Pachan locates 2 mines, White
' Picacho district.
j October 11, 1911.
B. G. Pccka'and wife to G. A. Sad-
t ler W. deed. X,6 of lot 94 in Idyl-
wild Tract, Prescott.
G. A. Sadler to Joe Cavanaugh
W. deed. Same property.
Fred Plumb locates Derelict mine.
Humbug district.
Department of the Interior.
U. S. Land Office at Phoenix, Ariz.,
October 10, 1911.
Xotice is hereby given that Josiah
L. Murdock, of Camp Verde, Ariz.r
who. on October 8, 1910. made Home
stead entry, Xo. 012320, for Lot 3,
Sec. 5, T. 13 X. R, 5 E., and on Aug.
2S, 1911', made additional homestead
entry 015227 for Lot 7 and WUSEtf,
Section 32, Township 14 X., Range'
5 E., G. & S. R. Meridian, has filed
notice of intention to make Final
five year Proof, to establish claim to
the land above described, before J.
M. W. Moore, U. S. Commsr., at
Prescott, Ariz., on the 20th day of
Xovember, 1911.
Claimant names as witnesses;
Joseph Sullivan, James H. Wingfield,
John Thomas Logan; George, vt.
Hance, all of Camp Verde, Ariz.
(W) First pub. Oct. 18, 1911.

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