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WEEKLY JOURNAL-MINER, WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 12, 1913. TALKS AT SMOKER ENTHUSEMEMBERS Chamber of Commerce Cheered By A Recital of Its Work And Its Plans- (From Saturday's Daily "Get-together," was the slogan that animated the Chamber of Com merce "smoker" held Thursday night at the Hotel St. Michael, and judg ing from the enthusiasm that was manifested during the course of the speechmaking and al the conclusion thereof, the occasion served to ac complish its object. There was much lain talk as to the duty, of the citizens of- Prescott and appar ently it will prove effective. United effort, optimism and boosting were the cardinal themes of the various addresses, and no less important was the recital of the work that had been accomplished by the Chamber of Commerce. It was a good meet ing because it served to dissipate lethargy and arouse dormant energy and civic spirit. That this was the object of the "smoker" was stated by President Drake when he arose after the luncheon had been dispos ed of and the guests, to the number of nearly a hundred, were puffing at their pipes. E. J. Mitchell was the opening speaker, his subject being "Kow to Pull Together." The spirit, he said. that originated the Chamber of Com mercc, was team work. That organi zation had been effective and sue cessful because of such concerted action. In politics, it is called or ganization; in war, discipline; and in athletics, it is known as team work. It was this spirit that made Napoleon succeed, and he cite'd the success of the New York Giants as an another example of it. "We have got to get together," he con tinued, " and stay together. We mnst get every citizen to join." In conclusion, he urged regular atten dance upon the meetings as a means of promoting the life and usefulness of the Chamber of Commerce. F, L. Haworth paid his respects to the knocker in discussing his sub ject 'What's the Matter With Pres cott?" "We can't put him out of town unfortunately, nor out of the Chamber of Commerce. A knocker is any man who is not in the har ness pulling at the traces like a 1500 pound mule. The street knocker is not a menace because no one pays any attention to him. "The causes for a knocker range everywhere from phyiscal bellyache to loss in business. Our individual misfortunes arc not an index to Prescott's resources. Wc envy the fertile field of the Salt River Valley and forget that wc have one mine that produces more wealth. Wc for get we have the greatest climate in lhc world. "We need more men like F. M. Murphy who boult the north and south railway when some men call ed it visionary and other said he was a fool. "What's the matter with Prescott and Yavapai county? Nothing" con cluded the speaker and the declara tion met with a vociferous appro val from the audience. Dr. John W. Flinn supplied the wit of the evening in narrating "What the Chamber of Commerce Has Done to Justify Its Existence." The humor was interjected at ap propriate points and did not obscure the telling facts which he presented. He contrasted business conditions in Prescott today with what they were three years ago when Prescott was an object of sympathy through the Territory. It was at that time that the idea of the Chamber of Com merce was originated and its work lias been largely responsible for im proved business conditions. It established a summer colony on which there are now ten cot tages. AH are occupied in summer and many of them in the winter. The experimental dry farm near Prescott was the work of the Cham ber Money was raised to start it and since flien it has been self-sustaining thorugh appropriations by the legislature. As a resulf of the experimental dry farm in Sulphur Springs Valley, Cochise County, that section is being rapidly populated. In a year he predicted wonderful re: Its from the Prescott farm. The Prescott Chautauqua was the mcst creditable ever held in the soi 'hwest, and entertainment was provided of a class that ranked with that furnished in cities of 50,000. About the greatest work of the Chamber is in bringing health-seekers here. Real estate dealers, he said had informed him that at no time within six years had there been as few vacant houses. These new comers are here but they are not notictd. The best work being done by the organization is the ad vertising now running in Eastern magazines and which is bringing thousands of inquiries. By it the foundation is being laid for future work. The results are yet to come. Speaking of the criticism that is occasionally directed against the Chamber, the speaker asked if there is any business in town that is run the way it ought to. Those who ob ject to its work or its methods should appear at the meetings and there state their views. The great est need of the Chamber is an ex pression of individual opinion at these weekly sessions. Another need is attendance upon these meetings. They stimulate every one w;hen he returns next day to his own work and he is benefitted. "If you will come down on Thurs day night and work with us, we will make it the best Chamber of Commerce in the whole southwest," he concluded. "How to Get the Money and Why We Need It," was the theme of an earnest and forceful talk by LcRoy Anderson who dwelt upon the ne cessity of not only getting people here but of taking care of them af ter they were here. "Apartment hous es, modern cottages were needed and means of enjoyment should be provided. The advertising begun in the East should be continued and money was required. He suggested as a means of raising funds that every merchant should give one day's income on the principle of the tithe system. Experience in soliciting funds for public purposes, had con vinced him that the business men of Prescott were good fellows and only a few fail to come through when called upon. The paper of Secretary Fraser dealt with "What O'ther People Are Saying About Us." In his re cent trip throughout the southern part of the State the only deroga tory remarks concerning Prescott were heard in Phoenix. There were many prominent citizens who had never risked Prescott and he ad vised that the local lodge should send as delegates their most influ ential members to grand lodges in order to bring conventions to this city. President Drake outlined some of the plans for the Chamber in his addre'ss upon "What We Want to Do and What We xre Trying To Do." "There are many things wc want to do which are impossible," he said. "The standing and reputation of a town is what its citizens make it, and this applies forcibly to Pres cott. This body was organized three years ago. Enthusiasm was splendid the first year, good the second year and we want to continue it. The city is being well advertised, its praises even being sung in Europe. What may be done? Colorado Springs was once a little town on the map, but it has grown to be a big city with but one asset climate. Later it became the headquarters for the nearby mining camps sim ply because it was a live town. If it had not been started as a climate resort, it would have continued to be a mere dot on the map. We have more here to commence with. A better climate, the great and fertile Verde Valley and when the Arizona Land and Irrigation Company get in operation there will be more land 10 to 1 tributary to Prescott thai Colorado Springs has. The Cham ber of Commerce will continue to advertise its mineral resources and eventually it will bring mining in vestors but those who have mining property for sale, must be prepared to assume part of the risk incident to developing a prospect "This is not a building associa tion but we must encourage one. We should encourage the transtatc national highway now projected across Northern Arizona. We pro pose through our sanitary commit tee to collate more data concerning our climatic advantages. Plans are on foot for a fair association, and also for building more houses to ac commodate our visitors. "The biggest and best thing you can do is to make your neighbors have a bright outlook, and all aim to make this a bright and lively city the home of happy, healthy and prosperous people." During the evening, between the speeches, the members and guests, were entertained with several tongs by Mr. Marks and a character reci tation by Mr. Stedman, manager of the local Selig Polyscope Company." CALE OF 'CHANGE SEAT CAUSES COMMENT NEW YORK, Feb. 6. A seat in the Stock Exchange has just been sold for $50,000. This was regarded as a wonderful bargain, as it is the lowest price paid for a seat since 1901. But it is causing comment in the city, altogether aside from the congratulations which its purchas er may be receiving upon his initia tion into the charmed body. Just as the prices of stocks on the Ex changes are regarded as a sort of barometer, indicating the prosperity of the country, and whether times are improving or going to the dogs, just so the price of a 'Change seat is looked upon as an index of the condition of the Stock Exchange it self. Wall Street has been so severely scored of late, by Congress and oth er outsiders, that it would be strange it there were no response in the street itself, and no hints of despon dency among its habitues. With the growing likelihood of legislation, cither State or National, to regulate the workings of the Exchange, the volume of business and the value of membership have naturally declined, The highest price ever paid for a scat was either $96,000 or $94,000 a little matter of a $2,000 .initiation fee was kept a mystery between buyer and seller, and neither has ever given away the secret. TENDENCY IS TO GO HIGHER NOT LOWER KANSAS CITY, STOCK YARDS Feb. 3. After considerable shuff ling of prices in beef grades of cat tle last week net results left the market unchanged from the close of the previous week. Exceptions were bulls, which lost 25 cents, and veal calves, which closed 50 to 75 cents lower. Stock cattle and feeders re vived from the depression of the previous week, and ruled about as high as any time this winter. Sii.jply today is 11,000 head, and all kinds are steady to strong, and the market has good action. The strong country demand has been the mainstay of the market since the first of the year, and so continues. In January 58,000 cattle were taken from here to farms and feed lots, representing 36 per cent of the total receipts of cattle here. That is an extraordinary percentage for January, though not unusual for the fall mouths. It was 23,000 more than went to the same trade last year, a gain of 67 percent. Kansas took 7000 more than last year, Mis souri 7000 more, Iowa 4000 more and Illinois 4000 more. The univer sal impulse of the country to get into cattle is reassuring to those al ready in possession of bovine ani mals, particularly breeding stock, and it is an object lesson for those who have roughness and other feed, and few cattle to consume it. Top beef steers here today were second raters, at $8.30, nothing in the first class being here, bulk of the steers $7.25 to $8.10, quarantine steers $6.35 to $7.40 today. Sixty cars arrived in the quaran tine division here today. Oklaho ma and Texas have shipped more cattle so far this year than last. Beet sugar mill cattle and western hay feds have not started freely yet. They will meet a good de mand whenever they come. Hogs made net gains last week, light weights coming strongly into favor. The run is 6000 here- today, market 5 higher, top t$7.60, bulk $7.40 to $7.55. Fresh pork demand is taking almost the entire " supply at all points now, leaving small chance for accumulation, and con dition the reverse of indicating low-. er prices. Average weight here in January 213 pounds, December 206 pounds, January last year 189 pounds. Sheep and lambs are climbing slowly out of the cellar they were cast into last Tuesday. Run is 6000 today, market 10 to 15 higher, Iambs at $8.50, yearlings $7.50, wethers, $5.60, ewes $5.00. Commission men are advertising feeders that prices will be high all winter, and to make their stuff good. X.EAD. NEW YORK, Feb. 7. Lead $4.40 to $4.50. City News I i ....in Brief i (From Thursday's Dally) To the Coast. Mrs. LeRoy Anderson left yester day for Los Angeles where she will visit with friends for a few weeks. From Octave. Mrs. T. J. Morrison and family were arrivals from Octave yester day, and will remain for several days. Stork's Visit. The stork brought a nine-pound boy to Sergeant W. E. Hilt atFort Whipple on Tuesday evening at 6 o'clock. Making Examinations. Joe Rees, mining engineer, return ed yesterday from California, and is making examinations of mines for investors. Valley Visitor. Henry Hartin, manager of the Williamson Valley Cattle Company was a business visitor to the city yesterday. Legislative Position. Miss Milliccnt Keating has gone to Phoenix to serve during the leg islature as clerk to the speaker of the. House. Outside Visitor. R. Edmundson, one of the biggest goat raisers in the county, is in the city on business from the Peeples Valley country. Outside Arrivals. M. L. and Frank Null, well known resuRITts of-Mayer ,are in the city for a few days on business and are at the Prescott hotel. From the North. Chester Dickerson, merchant of Ash Fork, was in the city yesterday on court and other matters, return ing home later in the day. Visiting Miner. Charles Carmen, mine operator, is in the city from Mayer on business pertaining to his interests in that section, and is at the St. Michael. Brief Visit. C A. Randal, in charge of the business of the Congress Gold Com pany, was a visitor from Congress 3'esterday, returning home later in the day. From the Mines. Washington N. Hutton and Joe Schcrer, mine owners of Copper Basin, are in the city on business for a few days and are at Brink- meyer's hotel. Realty Transaction. M. B. Hazeltinc has purchased from M. L. Tribby of Los Angeles, lot ten in block eleven of Fleury's addition for a nominal sum the deed being filed for record yester day. Rural Visitors, Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Stewart are in the city on a business and pleas ure visit for a few days, coming from Sycamore Creek, where the former is interested in. farming and live stock raising. Return From South. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Stortz, who were summoned to Winkleman sev eral days ago on account of the serious illness of a sister of the latter, returned yesterday and left' for Groom Creek later in the day. New Deputy Sheriff. Sheriff Keeler has appointed Ro land Nichols as a deputy sheriff for the Hillside country, and the new officer will leave for that place to day. Ho is also the live stock in spector for the western part of the county. Former Resident. Howard Burmister, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Burmister, arrived from Los Angeles yesterday to re main for the next month on a trip of recuperation. He is a native born, and received a welcome yesterday from scores of friends. Come to Locate. Mr. and Mrs. J. Blackburn and family have arrived from Vernon, Texas, and are en route to the Verde Valley, where they intend to make their future home. They leave today and are at the Prescott ho tel. (From Friday's Daily.) Coast Visitor. Mrs. T. J. Crowl left yesterday for Los Angeles to visit with friends for the next month. Business Trip. J. Link Smith, in charge of the Arizona Power Company interests at Poland Junction, is in the city for a few days on business. From the Mines. Andrew Peterson is in the city from his mining camp near Octave, and reports that field as enjoying considerable activity in gold min ing. Accepts Position. Miss Alice Fitzgerald a capable stenographer, left yesterday for Phoenix, where she has accepted a committee clerkship in the legislature. Pioneer Visitor. John Glock, one of the best known of pioneer residents of this county, is in the city for a few days on business from the Agua Fria valley. Returns Home. Mrs. Mabel Asche, who was sum moned to the city from Globe owing to the illness and death of her mother, Mrs. Edith Engle, returned home yesterday. To the Seaside. Mr. and Mrs. George C Ruffner left yesterday for a month's pleasure trip to the seaside resorts of South ern California, the former to recup crate after recent illness. Returns Home. Mrs. John Berggren returned yes terday to Denver, her home, and was accompanied by her son, Oliver Berggren, the latter having recov ered from serious illness. Commercial Visitor. Fred Docker, well and favorably known in this city and Jerome, the latter city being his home, was a visitor yesterday in the interest of his firm in San Francisco. He leaves today for the copper city to visit with relatives. From the Range. Arthur Fain, livestock grower of the Mogollon mountains, was in the city yesterday on business, and gave a good account of that indus try since warm weather has come, which is a great relief to cattle men in that high elevation. Visiting Minister. Rev. and Mrs. J. M. Johnston, of Petersburg, Illinois, are in the city for a few days, and are guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. King, the lat ter being a cousin to Rev. Johnston who is the pastor of the Presbyter ian church in the above eastern city. Land Deal. According to a deed filed for re cord yesterday J. E. Fisher has sold to A. Matley 400 acres of land in Williamson Valley, the consideration being withheld. The land is valu able and has been improved by the seller after several years of a resi dence. (From Saturday's Daily.) Visiting Officer. Deputy Sheriff F. F. Bartlett of Ash Fork is in the city attending Superior Court. Official Visitor. Thos. L. Mercer, in charge of the Skull Valley forest service,- is in the city on official matters for a few days. After Supplies. Sterling G. Hill was in the city yesterday after supplies from his camp on Turkey Creek, where he has silver mines. Returning Home. Dr. E. C. Willis, physician of Crown King, returned Thursday from a business trip 'to the east, and leaves for home today. Visiting Farmer. W. G. Shook is here from Walnut Creek, preparing to remove to this city, having recently sold his farm ihg lands 'to H. E. Crane. Valley Visitor. L. O. Phippency, one of the best known rangemen in the western part of the county, is in the city on business from Thompson valley, and gives a good report of range condit ions since rain has commenced to fall. - Visiting Miners. John McKinnon, Jasper Phillips and Nelson Cross, well known min ers of the Hassayampa .district, were in the city yesterday after supplies, All report that country as experi- encing more active mining than known in many years, and several properties arc in the steady produc ing class. Come to Reside. Mrs. J. E. Lccper and four chil dren are recent arrivals from Locks- burg, Arkansas, and will make Prescott their future home being domiciled at 317 North Mt Vernon, Mr. Leeper is the general manager of the A. & A. mines at Jerome, and will be a frequent visitor to the city in the future. Lively Country. Jeff Davis, freighting in and out of Hillside, was in the city yester day, and reports that the Copper Creek and Santa Maria sections as very lively. The Bagdad develop ment goes ahead energetically and with the individual owners operat ing at several camps, the present promises to be the most active year in the history of that section. Rural Visitor. Peter Marx, one of the best known pioneer residents, was in the city from Walnut Creek Thursday where he is engaged in farming and fruit raising on a large scale. He gives a good report of conditions pre'ailing there and since the cold weather has moderated, farmers are again preparing the soil for planting a large acreage than formerly. Rural Visitors. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Stringfield, of Mint Valley, are in the city seek ing medical attention for their young daughter, who was stricken ill a few days ago. Live Stock Deal. Marie Warlop has sold to F. O. Twitty, all her livestock interests ranging in the Ash Fork country, for the sum of $3,000, the bill of sale being filed for record yesterday, ormer Resident N. Friedburg, a former resident of this city, arrived yesterday to visit with friends for a few days. He is en route from the east to Escondfdo, Cal., where he is in business. Visiting Daughter. Mrs. M. C. McNulty left yester day for Tempe, where she will visit with her daughter. Miss Vera Mc Nulty for a few days the latter being a student at the normal school. Educational. County School Superintendent Miller left yesterday for the capital to attend a meeting of the State Board of Education which convenes today. His office at the Court House will be closed until Tuesday in con sequence. Return of a Pioneer. John Hartin, one of the best known of the Hassayamper colony, returned yesterday from Los Ange les, to mingle again with old-time associates, and to visit with his many relatives. He was formerly county treasurer of this county. To Line City. George Woodward, mining in the Turkey Creek section, left yester day for Nogales, where he will be joined by a brother, who is working caliche ground about fifty-five miles distant in Sonora. Both are to re sume operations, the country being pacified where they are located. Brief Visitor. John, J. Reddick, head chauffeur of the United Verde Copper Com pany, was a brief visitor to the city yesterday on business. This com pany maintains several machines and during smelter construction at Clarkdale, they are extensively used in going and coming from the mine. Leaves for Capital. Miss Nellie O'SulIivan, favorably known as a trained nurse, and until recently at Mercy Hospital, left yes terday for Phoenix, where she is called in a professional capacity. She is succeeded by Miss Dora Sulli van, recently of Los Angeles, who comei highly recommended in her calling. Mining Men Arrive. W. W. Reese and C. H. Hon, of New. Mexico, are recent arrivals and are investigating certain properties with the view of becoming interest- . cd. Both are favorably impressed with the mineral possibilities of this section, and will become investors later. They left for the southern part of the State yesterday and re turn in a few days. Inspected Interests. William D. Shaw, formerly a resi dent of this city, but now residing in Minneapolis, Minn., left for the southern part of the state yesterday after a week of examination of his goat interests in Walnut Grove. He is associated with Arthur Baldwin in that business. He stated the present year will be the banner one in price for mohair, the entire clip having been purchased before shorn at a decided increase in price over that of last year. Comes to Locate. Francis Swinton, a brief visitor two years ago, returned yesterday and will make this section his fu ture home, being joined by his wife and family later from Ukiah, Cal. He is enthusiastic over the curative qualities of the climate for asthmatic troubles, having fully recovered dur ing a two months' visit. Inspected Mines. F. W. Wood, general manager of the Swastika mines in the Brad shaws, has returned after a week of inspecting underground conditions, and expressed himself as decidedly well pleased with the outlook. The usual force is maintained and ship ping again begins in a short time. He returned yesterday to Los An geles. More Oil Locations. Locating lands in the vicinity of Camp Verde on their old producing possibilities, has been revived with more interest than has prevailed for several months. The favorable showing by the Verde Valley Com pany, is the incentive for a rush into the locality. Nearly 2,000 acres were taken up early this week by David H., Henry and Frank Wing field, James H. and Andrew Mor rison, Mrs. Ida and Mrs. Minnie Wingfield. Up to date there has been filed upon, according to the records, a total of over 50,000 acres of government land. SILVER. NEW YORK, Feb. 7. Silver 62J4. Mexican dollars 49.