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Gospel of the Southwest WaS Spread
a , t r r it a
At vty rarm
At Lethbridge,
Three-quarters of a car of cxliib- ,
U stuff thrown away, exhibits enter
al within three hours of closing
time, over fifty awards, nearly half
of which arc first, is. the story of
Arizona's triumph at the Seventh
International Dry Farming Congress,
which closed at Lcthbridgc, Alberta,
Canada, recently.
Viewed from the standpoint of
publicity, this was the cheapest ad
crtiscuient the State could possibly
buy for $1,000, the amount it took
to carry the undertaking through.
Almost every man interviewed at the
booth, and there were thousands,
was an American farmer of experi
ence and means. Thousands were
spoken to personally by J. W. Angle,
Professor McOmie and myself and
nearly ten thousand pieces of litera
ture were distributed among those
visiting the exhibit.
From the viewpoint of awards,
Arizona received more ribbons for
individual exhibits than any State
showing at this, the greatest agri
cultural exposition ever held in Am
erica, with one exception, Oklaho
ma. It is cold in Canada. Nearly eigh
ty per cent of the farmers in Alberta,
Saskatchewan, Hritish Columbia anil,'"
Manitoba, the four provinces exhib
iting most largely, arc American
citizens who trekked to those im
mense stretches of deep and fertile
soils because acreages were cheap.
Luid is going up steadily and these !
farmers, in greater numbers yearly, j penetrated by some blunt iuslru
arc disposing of their lands; and, .incut.
disliking the extremely cold winters .The sad news was brought to the
hr? seekinir latitudes where ihpri. nrr city yesterday by Dr. E. S. Miller,
agricultural possibilities, combined
" . - .
with milder climatic conditions.
These being the conditions in
Western Canada, Arizona could have
chosen no finer, more productive
field for the exploitation of her
wares than Lcthbridgc. We found
scores of well-to-do farmers who
easily were made interested in the
New State and many declared they
would take a trip through Prescott,
Phoenix and Sulphur Springs Valley
and look over the land with a view
to settlement. One of the men in
terviewed and interested by inc was
one of the first settlers of Lcth
bridge, one of a company which first
sold large blocks of laud and opened
up the country. With two associ
ates, he will come to Prescott in
February, with the object of gct
'tlng control of large tracts and ob
taining Canadian settlers for tficin. "
In that part of the world, people
arc too busy making money to get
n proper insight into the advantages
and resources of the Southwest and
it is up to us to carry the gospel
, to such benighted people. On this
trip, we did this. A list of the
awards will be published in the
Journal-Miner soon.
L. I. Hates, who actrd as substi
tute for me at the State Fair, now
closing, has earned the thanks of
every citizen to whom the advance
ment of Yavapai County means any
thing. He has labored early and late
to make our county exhibit the best
ever shown and he has succeeded
in a manner beyond expectation.
Under his direction anil with the as
sistance of several public-spirited
citizens of the Verde Valley, the
county has every big prize in the
agricultural and horticultural list, he
sides enough ribbons, mostly firsts,
to equal all won by the other coun
ties, multiplied by two, Nearly all
the exhibits made were from Jerome
and the Verde Valley. Although
Stewart and Mans did not participate
in the exhibit, more fruit prizes wore
taken than last year, the biggest in
the history of the county for the
number of awards won. The United
Verde Fruit Company alone got
more ribbons and awards than all
taken by the Fair Oaks orchard in
It is due to the apathy of the
farmers in the vicinity of Prescott,
that that section was so mcngcrly
represented. A singular lack of
public spirit is shown by some of
the best of our fnrmcrs in the cen
tral parf of Yavapai. Pima county,
with a tiny but very choice exhibit,
took the blue ribbon for white dent
corn, a prize which could easily have
been won, had Hill, Western, Wyn
koop or any of u sgorc of our Pres.
umgress neia
cott farmers been "on the job."
The $300 silver cup will have the
name of Yavapai county engraveci on
its front and if the county can get
its producers together for two more
years and bring in a truly represen
tative exhibit, there is no good reas
on to doubt but what the cup will be
ours in 1914.
A. S. Haskell, of Jerome, deserves
commendation for his valuable sug
gestions as one of the judges who
passed upon the county exhibits. It!
was he who urged deliberation, when
the other two judges were inclined
to make the award to Maricopa. The
result was that the points were again
counted, when it was discovered that
many of Maricopa's exhibits were ;
more than a year old and therefore !
took second ranking against Yava- j
pai's. The Mile-High County won
in size, quality and diversity, while j
Maricopa held the palm for arrange
ment, using the same installation as
at the last fair.
(From Welncdny '$ Dnily)
The first fatal automobile accident
! county occurred Monday
night at about 8:30 o'clock on Yar
ucll hill, , when the car of Charles
Hurkes of Williams, jumped the
grade, and in the crash that follow
ed, Vclina, the eighteen months old
daughter of Mrs. John Wjllard, was
instantlv killed, her fnrrhpml UrU,ir
, ... , , , .
oi- ringsiau, wno was journeying io
the capital with a party that was
following the Hurkes' car in the rear
but a few yards distant. Dr. Milter
brought the remains of the child to
the city, while the mother and other
members of the party remained at
Congress Junction, but arrived last
night. Speaking of the unfortunate
accident, Dr. Miller stated:
"The car of Mr. Hurkes in going
down the steep grade struck a rock
in the road, with such force that it
jarred the mechanism of the engine,
when it refused to work. Jumping
out and without thinking to throw
out the gears, Mr. Hurkc started
to crank up the engine and in ap
instant it plunged forward with all
the force behind its horsepower, and
leaped over the embankment, strik
ing him on the side of the body and
throwing him to the ground with
..neb force hat he was unable to
reach the wheel and control the di
rection of the car. Those aboard at
the time were Mrs. Hurkes, and her
child of about three years old, Mrs.
Willard and her daughter, Miss Ger
tie Hrown and Miss Althca Emerson.
When the car left the grade, the
two latter young ladies with rare
presence of mine jumped off, and
sustained but slight injuries. Mrs.
Hurkes and Mrs. Willard, however,
with a mother's love, held to their
children, and when the car crashed
into the roadway below, after a
flight of over 300 feet down a steep
side hill, the contact resulted in the
death of the little one that was
hurled against gome projectile, while
the mothers were also seriously in
jured. Two other patrics, were also
coming down the hill at the time,
and conveyed the Hurkes party to
Congress Junction,
It is believed that Mrs. Hurkes
and Mrs. Willard arc also seriously
injured, the former having a wound
on the back, while the latter is
bruised on the chest. .
Mrs. Willard, mother of the dead
child, is a niece of Mr. Hurkes, and
recently arrived from Texas. The
pleasure of an overland trip to at
tend the state fair was spoken of
by all, and up to the time of the
sad accident occurring, the journey
was a very enjoyable one,
(From Friday's Doily.)
The annual fall movement of sheep
from the mountain ranges to the des
ert country is on, N. J. Hitter Marl
ing two bauds a few days ago from
the San Francisco mountains to t lie
Now River country. All (locks will
be moving south by the 10h of No
vember, and will aggregate over
250.000 head, The indications for a
fine feeding winter on the desert
were never so favorable, and the
losses sustained last year arc not
expecte.il to again occur.
' ,r"s
Arizonans Given
Bravery Medals
Carnegie Hero Fund Commission Re-
wards Attempts Made by Men of This
State to Dave rluman Life.
Uy Aocliiiri I'rcnfi. i
PITTSBURG, Nov. J. The Car-;
ncgic Hero Fund Commission to- j
night announced a further list of
awards for the cases of bravery sing
led out, four arc from California and
two from Arizona.
Richard II. Mardiss of Naco and
Edward W. Hargctt of Globe were
granted silver bronze medals, re
spectively, and each $1,000 as need
ed. Mardiss, a farmhand, attempted
to save Charles Hill from suffocation
in 1908. The same year Hargctt, a
tamalc vender, attempted to rescue
(From Saturday' Daily.)
The property of the Bagdad Cop
per Company in Copper Creek, which
was recently bonded by a New York'
syndicate, is to undergo extensive!
Two churn drills arc on the
ground and a third is on the way. In I
addition to the drilling tests, there
will be other development workj
done. A new road out of the camp :
is now being constructed. It will
be three miles long and of a better
grade than the present highway.
Superintendent F. II. Clark who was
in Prescott Thursday, stated that his
company would duplicate every dol
lar appropriated by the county tow
ards the improvement of the road to
A plan of development campaign
his been mapped out which will con
sume a year or more for determin
ations. Louis A. Wright, the con
sulting engineer, has just left the
camp and the company's geologist,
C. W. Hotsford, is still on the
Strike Leader Wanted
To Make Statement
At Trial
SALEM, Nov. 1. Joseph Etor,
leader of the Lawrence strikers,
sought to make a personal statement
in court just before opening remarks
of the defense were begun in his
trial for murder. The court refused
to hear him. The court had pre
viously declined to rule on a motion
to take the case from the jury but
granted the defendant's counsel the
right to tenew the motion when the
testimony was concluded. Outlining
the defense, counsel said he would
prove that throughout the strike the
accused leaders counseled against
violence and that the milt owners
had incited trouble for the purpose
of discrediting the strikers.
Announcement is made of the
sale of the Schercr group of seven
mines in Copper Haiin district, for
the sum of $7,500, O. W. Hlickcn
staff of this city being the purchaser.
The property is situated near the
Commercial holdings, and the inter
est being manifested in that field
Is the inducement for taking over
this group which has had consider
able development performed by the
owner. It is probable a camp will
soon be established by the new
owner and exploitation started,
Nora Higilon and Anna Wcndlc
born from a runaway.
William Hutton, a fireman who
was given a bronze medal and $1,000
attempted to save three men from
suffocation in I.os Angeles in 1911;
H. Frank Fizcr, a silver medal and
$1,000, saved five men from a tunnel
cave-in in April, 1912 at Santa Bar
bara. Percy Walker, deceased, was
awarded a silver medal and his
widow a pension of $50 a month.
The hotel proprietor died in attempt
ing to save Abraham Hcudrickson
from drowing at Keen Camp, Cal.
George Snare, bronze medal, at
tempted to save Walker from drown
ing. 11
Fierce Battle Takes
Place When Men
Are Cornered
RAWLINS, (Wyo.), Nov. I.
Richardson and Hackstrom, two of
the convicts who escaped from the
penitentiary in the jailbrcak of Oc
tober 13th, were killed by a posse
tonight near Powder Springs on the
Colorado line.
A fierce battle took place when
the posse headed by Sheriff Tcrrill
cornered the fugitives after a chase
of more than two weeks. Hurkc,
third convict escaped. None of the
posse was shot.
Richardson, Hackstrom and Hurkc,
three of the most desperate among
the escaped convicts had remained
together in their flight through the
hills southward, eluding posses time
after time. All three were armed
and stole provisions and ammunit
ion along the way. Their bodies
were brought to Rawlins and the
pursuit of Hurkc continued.
Judge 'Grp. F. Ainsworth, who is
in the city from his famous cabbage
Svm mi W.ilnnt
ibig;:cst yield of tliat article in many
years, which reaches twenty-five
tons. He begins manufacturing sauer
kraut and will place the first consign
ment on the market in a few weeks.
His fruit yield is estimated at 2,000
boxes of apples. All farmers in that
section arc prosperous, the season
being the best known in many years.
(From Wednesday'! Dally.)
F. C. Evans, in charge of drilling
operations of the Verde Valley Oil
Company, arrived in the city yester
day from Camp Verde to attend a
meeting of the stockholders, which
will convene in a few days and in
the meantime the rig will remain
Mr. Evans states that the strike
made by the Jcromc-Vcrde Com
pany in the upper end of the valley
has revived interest in the possibil
ities of oil being developed at the
Verde well, and there was prevail
ing considerable excitement. He
also stated that the indications for
opening up a flowing well for his
company were never so irratifvincr n
at present; in fact, he says, the flow
determined in the past few weeks,
under conditions identical to that
of the Jerome-Verde was unmistakab
ly in evidence, and he was sanguine
that in a few months at the farthest
there was no doubt but what the
undertaking would result in another
Ho why? well for the new oil field.
Aviator Makes an Unsuccessful Attempt
To Rescue Persons From 'Wrecked
Schooner Osprey.
Ilv AMocJated Pica.
MARSH FIELD, (Ore.),, Nov. J
The gasoline schooner Osprey was
wrecked early today at the jetty at
the entrance to the harbor. The
captain, three members of the crew
and two passengers were lost. At
Direct telephone communication
was established Thursday between
Prescott and Holbrook over the
Mountain States line, and for the
first time the towns of Ash Fork,
Williams, Flagstaff and the terminal
point were under the call of the fa
miliar "hello" system.
The line is 190 miles long, and
the connection given with this city
was taken advantage of by many
business and social calls being made.
Manager Devlin of this city states
(From Saturday's Daily.)
A party of twenty tourists of
Iowa, in four automobiles, passed
through the city yesterday afternoon
en route to Los Angeles, for the
winter, among whom were the wives
of eight of the men, all farmers.
They stated they had leased their
farms for the next two years, and
the intention was to travel over the
western country. One of the party
stated they were all TafJ Republi
cans, not from political sentiment,
but as the country was prosperous
they were unqualifiedly in favor of
maintaining the condition in evidence
in other words to leave well enough
alone. They will remain in Phoenix
for the next week and visit the
Roosevelt dam.
HAVANA, Nov. 1. The election
of General Mcnocal and Enrique Va
rona, respectively candidates for the
presidency and vice presidency on
the Conservative ticket and all other
candidates of the Conservatives, ap
pear, practically certain at midnight.
Absolute order prevailed in all parts
of the Island during the balloting.
(From Thuray'i Daily.)
John W. Dougherty and J, B.
Lloyd arc perfecting arrangements
for establishing a big lime plant
near Valley, on the S. F. P. & p.
railway, the former leaving yester
day to start preliminary operations
for installing the first kiln.
The firm owns a tract of 480 acres
which embraces a mountain of lime
stone of the finest grade, and from
which in recent yearn shipments have
been made that aggregate many hun
dreds, of tons. Thr mifilit.. r .1..
article is of a very high grade, and
IS nronoiincpit n wlit,n..t ... ,
, , , cquai
among beet sugar factories, building
I fl.1,1 rtli... ....... ...
...... iiiuci kiiiiiniciors on tnc coast
and elsewhere. Mr. Dougherty re
turned a short time ago from San
Diego to close tip the affairs of the
firm and start producing as soon as
the plant is available, which will
bo early during the coming year.
tempts to rescue the crew by aero
plane were fruitless.
Silas Christoffersou, an aviator,
accompanied by a reporter, made
two trips to the wreck, but was
unable to render assistance, the ves
sel having disappeared with alt
that the line will he extended out of
Holbrook to St. Johns immediately,
which will prove beneficial to that
and the communities affected. The
linc from Prescott to El Paso, Tex
as, and to Los Angeles is working
admirably since the copper circuit
service has been introduced, and is
proving a convenience to business
and social channels between these
communities. It is probable that
the building of the line west of Ash
Fork will be taken up for consider
ation in the near future.
(From Saturday's Daily.)
Arizona according to a bulletin
issued by the U. S. Geological Sur
vey, has a recorded production of
3,494,33.1,1 1 1 pounds of copper, or
21.38 per cent of the total output of
the United States since mining be
gan. In 1911 Arizona produced
303,202,532 pounds of blister copper,
as compared with 297,250,538 pounds
in 1910. This is the largest output
in the history of the State, according
to B. S. Hutlcr, of the United States
Geological Survey, and continues Ari
zona in first place among the copper
producing states. . She produced
277.63 per cent of the total output
of the country for 1911.
The steady output of copper from
Arizona began about 1875, though
there was intermittent production
prior to that date, the earliest record
of production being for 1862. Since
1880 the growth of the industry lias,
been steady and rapid.
Nine copper-smelting plants op
erated within the State during- thcr
-(From Thuraday'i Dally)
The Climax Mining Company, has
place a force of men at work in re
pairing the road lead!
octin gulch to their camp, distant
.mom iwo nines, that the hauling in
of machinery for the new plant may
go ahead without trouble. It is
reported that the county will repair
the old road lcadinir frnm ti, .,,i,il
of the Copper Basin route to the
..iiocim nunc, and that work will
start this week. The Climax mach
inery is to leave Los Angeles next
week and the intmilnn ; .....
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installing it as soon as it can be
a . .. .
uuiioporieu over the road.
(iFrem Friday's Daily,)
W, A. Stortz and If. ti it
while m the city yesterday stated
till 111 Alt .
...vjr .canine operations on the
Lmporia mines of Groom Creek in a
few days, and will div..in.. ...m..
luring the winter. Two carloads
tlrjll lis. nl.!.. I .
... awinicu immediately from the
old dump, but the marketing point
was not stated. They have been
running a sawmill during the past
summer in that district, and the
Plant will be shut down for the
winter, to permit both devoting their
lime to mining on the above group
Limited development on the Emporia
".,., ...is occn attended with
gratifying results.
Jptirnal-Miner-Higlt class job work
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