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Preliminary Operations on Larges
Irrigation Enterprise Ever Started
In Northern Arizona Under Way
Yesterday afternoon the Arizona
Iand and irrigation company, through
its resident general manager Geo. A.
Thayer, formally took over the 900
acre ranch owned by D. M. Wynkoop,
in Willow Creek valley, making the
final payment of $20,000. This trans
action was authorized by ex-Congressman
James E. Watson, president of
the company, residing at Indianapolis,
Ind., who wired a few days ago, to
close the deal as soon as possible and
to begin preliminary work on con
struction of the large impounding
reservoir, -which lies within the limits
of the tract. Under the terms of the
sale Mr. Wynkoop has sixty days to
vacate the premises, and reserves the
improvements, buildings and the crops
of the season. The sale was practi
cally closed early in the week, but
the absence of Mrs. Wynkoop from
the city deferred the final payment
until her return yesterday from Kirk
land valley. In speaking of the ac
quisition of the valuable nucleus of
what is destined to be the greatest
land reclamation project ever under
taken in central or northern Arizona,
Mr. Thayer said that his company
will proceed along energetic lines to
prepare the site for the "great water
storage reservoir with a keen appre
ciation of the unquestioned possibili
ties of the project. While it is true
the protest filed several months ago
to the company securing title to 14,
O00 acres of land in Lonesome valley,
has not as yet been officially con
sidered at Washington, the Wynkoop
land will for i-everal months be
the point where operations will be
conducted, and whether a favorable
or adverse decision is given, the
woik will proceed as outlined. The
news of the closing of the big deal
ycste.rdsy was favoiably received by
all in this citv and Lonesome vallev
optimistic over their arid land inter
ests being placed within the zone of
the irrigation svstem.
Mr. Thayer stated yesterday that
erection of several buildings was al
ready under way, near the dam site.
to accommodate a limited number o
men, and that beginning next Monday
lt was his intention to start strip
ping the land of all undergrowth and
to blast boulders for use in the coffer
dams that are to be built. Until the
arrival of Chief Engineer F. B. Walk
cr from Chicago, who is expected
next week, an incidental line of work
will be prosecuted such as he outlined
during a visit several weeks ago. The
32,000 acres of this company, stretch
ing to the north of the dam site for
over twentv miles has been surveved
and platted and the survey for th
canal that will be built to conduct
flood waters 'from the diversion dam
on Granite creek, within the Fort
Whipple Military reservation has
been completed.
The land acquired by the company,
is among the oldest and best known
in this section of Arizona. It was
owned originally by L. A. Stevens and
Fred G. Breclit. Under the plans
formulated by the company every foot
ot this large acreage will be submerg
ed bv the water to be stored, an
which in elevation will cover the
Willow Creek vallev where the county
road passes through at the Wvnkoop
home, to a depth of at least forty
feet, creating a lake of over one mile
in width and extending up the stream
for over three miles. The site for
the building of the dam is about
half mile below the county road at a
point where natural conditions are
most jdeal for the structure in
granite formation.
NEWCASTLE, Wyo.. Oct. 20.
President Taft again made clear in
liis speeches today that it is his in
tention to enforce the anti-trust law
no matter how much the offending
corporations may squeal for mercy.
"The Supreme court," he said.
"handed down two decisions, one
against the Staudird Oil company and
the other against the American To
bacco company. There are other cor
Iorations charged the same as these
and some of them are coming in vol
untarily to divide themselves up and
just as we are aliout to reach a suc
cessful administration of the law we
find there are some people who ob
ject on the ground that it is persecu
tion and not prosecution. This is a
case where it seems we are damned
if we do and damned if we don't
but when I lifted up my hand and
took the oath to enforce the law I
meant it and it is now my business
to enforce the law and I am going
. to do it. '
The president spent the day in
northern Wyoming. lie started at
Sheridan in the morning with the
. temperature at 2o F. and stopped to
, night at Newcastle with no improve
I ment in the mercury noted. For hours
todav the train sped over the snow-
covered country and at times the
flakes in the air seemed that a buz
zard was imminent. From Sheridan
today the president took a three-mile
ride to Fort McKenzie. It was cold
enough to make buffalo robes com
fortable and at the fort the president
stopped to get warm.
SPOKANE. Wash., Oct. 20. While
sorting potatoes in a warehouse at
North Yakima, Wash., Alfred Ernest
Eartram, a licensed physician of Col
chester, England, received word that
lie is heir to a fortune of 1,500
XKrands sterling, and will immediately
return to his old home to establish
liis claim. Bartram has been tramp
ing in the northwestern states and
provinces since 1906, also touring
Japan and China after the fashion of
American "hoboes" to gather mat
erial for a book. He went to tho
Yakima valley at the beginning of
the harvest season and helped care
for the hay crop ou the Indian re
servation, afterward engaging as a
potato sorter. He is highly educated,
a graduate of several prominent En
glish colleges and universities, and
lias traveled extensively in Europe
and America. Whilo nt work in the
bay fields he never talked of his past
nor of his connection with one of
the first families in Colchester, but
made it plain that he is not a re
mittance men and left England of
liis own .volition to make a study , of
(From Thursday's Daily)
II. M. Lewis, construi-ting engineer
of the territorial highway, arrived
from Maxton yesterday to supervise
the repairing of the grade from Mt.
A'ernon avenue to the south for a
Tistance of a mile and a half. The
work was started yesterday ly Con
tractor .1. A. Trenberth and wiE be
vompleted by November 1 Twcnty
fi'.c teams wero placed at work.
(From Saturday's Daily)
That the hospitalities extended the
delegates to the Arizona Bankers'
convention rsccntly held here still
linger in pleasant memory in evi
denced by the following letter re
ceived yesterday by E. N Fredericks
from George P. Edwards, president
of the Coast Banker at San Fran
cisco. The letter reads:
You gave us all one of the best
times of our lives, and I want to
thank you for my share in the en
joyment. I have attended a good
many conventions, but never one that
was better handled nor one in which
the spirit of kindness was more thor
oughly shown in the entertainment
than was apparent at the Arizona
Bankers' convention at Prescott. There
is no question but what it will go
down in history as one of the finest
conventions ever held anywhere.
(From Wednesday' Daily.)
C. L. Chisholm, of Montpelicr, Yt.,
retired granite manufacturer, is a
late arrival in the city, coming from
the Grand Canyon. He is touring the
west and hearing so much favorable
comment about the new state, is
making a hasty sightseeing trip
through the country. His impressions
of this section arc favorable and he
is surprised at finding here such an
ideal climate and well built city. The
general impression of Arizona, in his
home city, is that it is a wild and
barren region, and he will be pleased
to assist in removing that wrong idea
when he returns by taking back a
large collection of photographs, which
will prove the contrary. lie will
leave in a few days for the Salt
River valley where he has a nephew
engaged in farming.
News of Reverse Causes
Profound Sensation
In Pekin
Six Carloads of Ammunition
Are Captured by The
By Associated Press.
PEKIN, China, Oct. 20. It is ap
parent here tonight that the Imperial
government knew of the reverses at
Hankow twenty-four hours before the
news leaked out. The first positive
account of the defeat of the loyalists
was convei'ed tonight to the foreign
legation by the Associated Press and
caused a profound sensation. The
success of the revolution, it is con
sidered here, hung on the first en
counter as its moral effect is admit
ted to be far-reaching.
hen the fugitive Imperialists
reach the main army which is now in
the rear of Sin Yang Chow, the
knowledge of the repulse, it is be
lieved, will utterly demoralize the
troops while as the news twels to
the Yang tse Kiang district, it is be
lieved, the whole province will report
important adhesions to the rebel
The foreign legations tonight be
lieve the news of the repulso means
that the whole district south of the
Yang tse Kiang and some north of
the river will secede sooner or later.
Evervthing seems to depend on the
immediate success of the minister of
war, lin icuaug, who now heads
0,000 men marching on Hankow, but,
it is said, onlv the roreign ministry
shows any pretensions to enjoy confi
dence in his promised attack. lin
Tchang has already issued proclama
tions offering amnesty to those who
desert the rebel standards and it be
lieved here he will rely on his pro
clamations rather than on an open
attack in consequence of his fear
that his men will desert him.
Ammunition Captured.
SHANGHAI, China, Oct. 20. It is
reported here that after the rebels
captured Hankow the flight of the
ovalists was so rapid that thev left
behind manv tents and six carloads of
Police Trace Pastor To
Home of Another
Purchase of Cyanide
Potassium Leads To
(From Wednesday's Daily.)
Mondav night's automobile accident
was stated yesterday to be more seri
ous than first announced, and that
'erry Bones, one of the party of four,
suffering from a severe nervous
hock that necessitated his remaining
at Jerome Junction all ilay yesterday.
He will be brought to the city to-
lay and it is believed that his indis
position will not be of long duration.
The accident was caused by the front
pnng of the machine breaking while
tho party was proceeding at a fair
rate of speed. The brake clutch im-
mediatelv became locKed waen the
car was thrown to its side and in an
instant all occupants were caught
nderneath it. Labe Johnson -was
extricated after considerable trouble,
while the other passengers were
lightly bruised about the body. All
proceeded to Jerome (Junction on
foot and attended the circus later.
Afterward, when a relief car was
sent to the scene, Mr. Bones suddenly
collapsed and has remained partially
prostrated ever since. A physician
was dispatched yesterday to attend
By Associated Press.
BOSTON, Mass., Oct. 20 A narrow
cell in the Charles Street jail tonight
holds Reverend Clarence Thompson
Richeson, the young pastor of Em
manuel Baptist church of Cambridge,
who was arrested today for the al
leged murder of Miss Avis Linnell of
Hyannis, Mass., to whom he had been
engaged. Miss Linnell was found
dead in a bathroom in the Y. W. C.
A. building. The police first sup
posed it was a case of suicide but
later developments indicated that she
had unknowingly taken cyanide of
potassium sent to her by some other
person in the belief that it might
remedy her embarrassing physical
condition. The police learned that
Richeson had purchased cyanide of
potassium in Newton and his arrest
was decided upon. Last night n doz
en officers maintained a vigil over
the fashionable residence of Moses
Grant Edmunds of Brooklyne, Mass.,
where the clergyman had been stay
ing before his arrest and to whose
daughter, Violet, cards announced was
to be married to Richeson, October
31st. Pulls of the doorbell, shouts
and rappings brought no response
from those inside and the police,
who were without a warrant, were
unwilling to make a forcible entrance.
Richeson was taken into custody this
morning. The Edmunds family with
drew the marriage announcement to
day, simply stating that the ceremony
was postponed announcing at the
same time that they still had faith in j
By Associated Press.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Oct. 20. The
Supreme court sitting here today up
held the decision of Judge Willis in
which he declared that amendment
numbered eighteen did not abolish
justice courts. Referring to the jus
tice court as the "poor man's court,"
Judge Willis decided that the amend
ment did not intend any complete
system to be replaced by any in
complete system. He held the term
of inferior courts in the amendment
meant the justice courts and that the
amendment merely gave the legisla
ture power to establish more of such
tribunals as it saw fit.
J. A. Wood?, held for threatening
to kill his wife, appealed his case to
the Supreme court and immediately
after the court denied the application
for a writ of habeas corpus for hb
release and remanded him to the
custody of the sheriff.
received announce-
marriage at Detroit
(From Wednesday's Dally)
Friends in this city of Chas.
Kumpke, have
ments of his
Micb.. to Miss Caroline B. Fullerton
the happy event taking place last
week. Mr. Kumpke will be remem
bered as a young man of genial per
sonality and for over a year was at
French Gulch in charge of the Mines
Development company's exploration
work in that mineral field. The com
pany is a subsidiary organization of
the bhannon Copper company of Clif
ton. He is capably known as a min
ing engineer of Michigan, and for
many years resided at Globe. His
bride is a native of LaCrosse, Wis.,
but for the past few years had been
a teacher in the public schools of
Globe where she is a social favorite.
After a tour of the northern states
I in the lake regions, Mr. and Mrs,
Kumpke will return to Arizona to
, reside, and it is probable will make
Prescott their home,.
Doctor Hughes Says He
Will be Candidate
In 1912
(From Saturday's Daily)
Archie Grant, contracting carpenter,
is in the city from Camp Verde, and
states that the oil excitement cqn
j tinue unabated, and that it is re-
few days to begin boring. The farm-
' and stock raising industries are in a
. flourishing condition, and the country
j generally is prosperous.
(From Wednesday's Daily.)
The sad news was received yester
day that W. F. Ordway had passed
away in Merced, Cal., from tuber
culosis, after a long illness. -Mr.
Ordway resided in this city for over
two years, and returned to that city
short time ago to look after his
business interests, being associated
with his father. His genial disposi
tion, and his excellent fellowship
made him many firm friends in this
city, who will regret to learn that
the fatal affliction has triumphed at
last. He was about 40 years old and
unmarried. He leaves a father and
other, to whom the tender sympathy
of many in this citv is extended in
their hereavement.
(From Thursday's Dally)
Tuesday afternoon twenty-two cars
cattle were loaded at Kirkland
alley for shipment to H. C, Rankin,
Imperial. Cal., comprising over
110U head of all grades, which reach-
a value of over $23,000. The
shippers were J. H. Stephens, Van
DicKson ami wniiam .lonuson. .ext
week another shipment will be made
from that point hy other rancemen.
In value this shipment is the heaviest
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Oct. -20. After thor
oughly studying the proposed plan of
dissolution of the American Tobacco
company, the attorney generals of
Virginia and North and South Caro
lina agreed today to a plan to offer
no relief to the tobacco growers. and
made the victory of the government
through the decision of the Supreme
court "barren." They decided to ask
permission to file writttn objections
to the plan and privilege to be heard
October 30th.
(From Saturday's Daily)
J. N. Duncan, superintendent of the
Climax mine on the Hassayampa, was
in the city yesterday on business, re
turning to his camp later. He has a
large force of miners at work and
is preparing to make another mill
run from the rich shoot that produced
so heavily a few weeks ago.
(Special to the Journal-Miner).
PHOENIX, Ariz., Oct. 20. Dr. II.
A. Hughes, of Phoenix, in a signed
statement today withdrew from the
race for governor and announced that
he will be a candidate at the second
state election.
In an open letter to the voters, he
Considering the fact that my late
announcement makes it impossible
for me to visit more than one-fourth
of the territory before the primary
election, l have decided to withdraw
from the race for the governorship.
Although my opponents' "organs"
industriously published me as a "pro
hibition" candidate I hereby reaf
firm my fealty td the principles of
democracy as expounded by our great
leader, Mr. Bryan, and "pledge mv
support to the nominees of my party.
l Know my withdrawal from the
race win De a Disappointment to rnany.
who have volunteered their services
in my behalf and to whom I wish to
extend my heartfelt thanks for their
words of encouragement and loyal
support, -which had led me to believe
that had I entered the race earlier
would have carried me to success,
and which encourages me to announce
myself now as a candidate for the
election twelve months hence.
My short campaign has been a con
tinuous round of pleasure, a pleasant
vacation from my almost unbroken
professional labors. I have had the
pleasure of renewing old acquaint
anceship and making new friends. I
return with a much better knowledge
of the wonderful resources of our
state and a better opinion than ever
of onr people. I return a more pat
riotic Arizonan than ever. I am glad
I entered the ince and only regret
that I did not announce myself in
time to canass the whole country.
From Friday's Dally)
G. D. Bunch, identified with the
Arizona Merger Mining company, re
turned yesterday from San Francisco,
where he made purchases -of machin
ery to be used m operating the prop
erty, which is situated near Mayer.
He will leave today for his camp to
(From Thursday'? Daily.)
A carload of silver-lead ore was
shinned vesterdav hv tht Tfnmlinlilt
Consolidated Mines company to the I PrePare to start work'
Needles smelter. It is of very high
grade and samples indicate that the I
consignment may average three hun- j
dred ounces in silver to the ton. The )
management expects to make regular 1
shipments and is pushing develop-1
ment with a small force. The mine,
which is known as the North Star,
is opened to a depth of 150 feet. It I
is equipped with a hoist and adjoins I
on the east the Silver Belt one of I
fnmniia tiinnMtr nrnfltifiii.u .if tlm 1
Big Bug district.
(From Saturday's Daily)
Members of the Prescott Motor
cycle club have selected Ray Vyne,
it. u. iseming ana uus voce to rep
resent their organization in Phoenix
during fair week in the racing events.
On the 29th of this month a tourna
ment will take place at the old race
track, in which over twelve machines
have been entered, which promises to
be an interesting event. The trophy
of this meet, valued at $2Z is now on
exhibition at Hesla's jewelrv store
and is a Lcautiful emblem.
CLIFTON, Ariz.. Oct. 20. The sec
ond trial of the Territory of Arizona
vs. Ben. R. Clark, ex-treasurer of
Graham county, charged with em
bezzlement, was held at Solomonville
this week and resulted in another
hung jury. It is reported that the
jury stood eight for conviction and
four for acquittal.
The jurv was empanelled on Mon
day last and for two days and part
of each evening testimony was in
troduced and arguments made before
the jury. The case was vigorously
contested on both sides. The prose
cution was represented by District
Attorney McAlister and W. C. Mc
Farland. The defense was in the
hands of W. R. Chambers and Lee
The case was given to the ury on
Wednesday evening and on Friday
of this week was dlscnarged being
unable to agree.
This being the second time a jury
has disagreed in the trial of this
case, it i3 not likely that it will ever
be called for trial again.
L. A. Dougherty, who with M. G.
Burns is operating the Blue Dick
mine in Hassayampa district, was in
the cit3" yesterday on business, re-
By Associated Press.
EL PASO, Texas, Oct. 20. A mili
tary parade and formal exercise of
welcome to Arizona and New Mexico
were features today of EI Paso's
Statehood jubilee which was attended
by thousands from all over the south
west. Governor Colquitt of Texas, attend
ed and was extended a cordial wel
come. Governors Sloan of Arizona
and Mills of New Mexico responded
and accepted handsome silk flags, the
gift of EI Paso.
Tonight the American governors
and Governor Gonzales of Chihuahua,
and Vice Governor Mayou of Sonora,
were guests of honor at a governors
(From Friday's Daily.)
W. J. Casey, foreman of the Penu-
Arizona mines, at Walker, while in
the city- yesterday stated that among
the more important developments in
mine work in that section recently,
was the striking of high grade gold
ore by William Comer and Joe Al
gert on the Grub Stake mine at a
depth of GO feet. The indications
point to a rich producer, he says, and
the cutting of the rich ore body, is
occasioning considerable discussion
in the district. At other camps sev
eral operators are making good show
ings and the outlook is favorable for
a lively winter.
turning to his camp durinc the dav.
! He states that development continues I
?JE L ne" TaJlVnlT fr0t" operators with the showing that the ) ROME, Italy, Oct. 20,-The pope
r - (group is to be patented and papers is improving rapidly. lie takes a
' 1 . in f his pffoct nri tn 1 nnstofl nn ih'a keen interest in the progress of the
Journal-Miner High class job work ground today. j war in Tripoli.
(From Friday's Daily.)
Late Wednesday night at Hum
boldt a shooting scrape occurred, one
man being shot through the wrist
breaking several bones. Both are
said to be Mexicans, and the affair
the -result of a rivalry over the af
fections of a woman. To add to tho
futile efforts to run down the guilty
one. the wounded mall states he aeel
dentally inflicted the wounds on him
self. This version is not believed, as
six shots were heard in rapid succes
sion when Deputy Sheriff Campbell
rushed to the scene. The affair -will
be investigated today in the justice"
court of that precinct.

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