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WEEKLY JOURNAL-MINER, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 14, 1916.
PAGE FOUR SLEUTH ADMITS OF METHODS EMPLOYED IN ATTEMPTS TO SECURE EVIDENCE BARED IN JUSTICE COURT. (From Saturdays Daily) Frankly admitting that they had themselves frequently been guilty of the same charges on which they had caused many to be arrested, testify ing as to the many hypocritical meth ods they had employed in endeavor ing to secure evidence of bootlegging against local men and bringing to light the expense the county is being put to in seeking this evidence, Charles G. Cooper and S. G. Bryant, employes of the Thicl Detective Agency, were the principal witnesses yesterday dur ing tnc preliminary hearings of Sidney Birch, Robert Birch and Stanley Priestley on charges of violating the State prohibition amendment. The hearing of the charges acainst Sid Birch and Priestly, filed jointly, occu pied the greater part of the day' in Justice McLanc's court and was con tinued until 10 o'clock this morning. The hearing of Bob Birch was started during the afternoon and was also continued until this morning. During the searching cross-examinations by Attorney R. E. Morrison, for tnc defense, Cooper and Bryant were forced to show their hands and di vulged many of the intricate plots by which they had sought to gain evi dence against the Birch brothers, and employes of the cafe. Frequent tilts occurred between Morrison and Deputy County Attor ney Joseph Morgan, handling the prosecution, and Justice McLanc was forced several times to request the two attorneys to cease wrangling. Cooper was the first witness called by the State. He said that he had been sent ncre by the Thicl agency to secure evidence against alleged bootleggers and had arrived in Pres cott about April 20th last, Bryant fol lowing him a day later. Cooper told of having spent practically every day, up to the latter part of May, in Birch Bros.' cafe in an effort to secure evi dence against Sid and Bob Birch and their employes. He told of having become acquainted with Priestly and of having often purchased ginger ale. or. as he termed it, "gemake." He said that after drinking six or eight glasses of ginger ale he had felt slightly intoxicated. On cross-examination by Morrison. Cooper admitted that when nc came to Prescott he had posed as an cx cowpunchcr and pretended to want to go into the cattle business near here and settle down. Morrison at this point bitterly scored the charac ter of the witness for starting in his investigations by telling an untruth. Cooper explained this by saying that he could not very well have stated his real business and had claimed to be a cattleman as he liad been raised on a ranch and had some knowledge of the business. Cooper several times evaded an swers to Morrison's questions and the attorney demanded that he be "less insulting and answer the question put to him." Morgan suggested that Mor rison also be "less insulting." and the court ordered them both to cease ouarrcling and proceed wit.n the case. Cooper again told of the effect that the alleged the ginger ale purchased from Priestly had on him. but said that he had never been so intoxicated but what he knew what he was doing. He said he did not know what the in gredients of the ginger ale were, oth er than that Priestly had poured something from two different bottles into the glass. Sometimes, he said, the drink affected him and other times it did not, but always it tasted like ginger ale. When asked if he knew nnit!vrK- wRether Sid Birch was one of the proprietors of the place. Coo- 1 - ! .I.a nnrritli'li ClVtllll PCI lUJJlltU III ill- J - lliat fintl onlv been told that Such was the case. He denied ever having been offered by. or of naving pur chased, any drink from Sid Birch. "Have you ever been guilty of giv ina- awav liauor winle vou were in Arizona?" asked Morrison. Cooper said he had. "To whom?" asked the attorney. Tin. !ni-ptirratnr tnlil of fcavinir iriv en whiskey to Charles Van Tine and R Vnvnn -A-Iinm lir lalpr caused to be arrested for the same offense, and to Jimmic Britton. Joe Hobbs, Brvant and "Old Man Cooper." He mlH nf havinw invited several of the men to his room in a local hotel and nf tlirrr iriirinp them whiskev. claim ing that he did so to get better ac quainted in onlcr to secure evidence NfT-iiiim Tiirrli lirns. He nlso told ol having purchased liquor from .some ol live men anu 01 naving -jivcn u iu others. t Ititw .r.tnt Mnrncrtn nrnup mill demanded that a complaint be filed against Cooper for violating the State t.rnliltiitlnn miiin.!tnpnt rinrt flint he be served with a warrant before he left town. The court announced that the matter was up to the district at- Inrnrv's nflice ami Morrison then turned to Morgan and made the same demand. .Morgan appeared to con sider tnc subicct a huge joke but Morrison was insistent. "The county attorney's office has never vet refused to issue a complaint lien an offense justified it.' said Morgan. "Thpn T flrmnnil .lint n rmrmlaint for this man be issued." said Morri son, "and if the district attorney will not issue one there arc other means 1 'hich or" can be becureJ." The Jiearing then proceeded with testimony by Cooper that his action VIOLATION LAW in giving the men the booze was I known as "bait. He stated tnat he did not know the ngredients of the ginger ale until it had been analyzed. CooDer said that since his arrival in Prescott he had spent about $400, furnished him bv his employers, and had sometimes spent as high as $19 a day in his effort to obtain evidence at Birchs. At the afternoon session of the hearing Cooper told of other occa sions on which fie had given liquor to new "friends." He said that he had given booze to Ben Townsend and on or about May 10th had also given booze to "Old Man Cooper," whose first name he did not know. He testified of an alleged purchase of whiskey from Bob Birch on May 24th last. This testimony was again given at the hearing of Birch later in the afternoon. Brvant gave testimony similar to Cooper's regarding the effect of the ginger ale, but rac .too, coulcT not tell what was in it. He told of having taken his wife into one of the booths of the cafe and of having been served with several glasses of ginger ale by Larry Duff. Bryant said he poured the contents of some of the glasses into a bottle which he later turned over to the district attorney to be analyzed. He also testified that he had never purchased anything from Sid Birch. He said his expenses in the investigation amounted to about S450. Sheriff Young t!ien took the stand and told of having scaled cer tain bottles produced as evidence by the two investigators. On cross-examination he was unable to say wheth er or not Sid Birch was one of the proprietors of the place. P. T. Carlisle, chemist and member of the High school faculty, took the stand and told of having tested the contents of the bottle which Bryant claimed to have purchased as ginger ale from Larry Duff. Carlisle said th contents of the bottle were 38.48 per cent alcohol. At the request of Mor rison, the chemist gave a scientific explanation of his tests and told of the average percentage of alcohol in whiskey. In an effort to prove that bid liirch was one of the proprietors of Birch Bros, establishment the prosecution called Deputy County Recorder E. A. McSwiggin, who testified regarding the dates on which certain leases and sales documents were filed in the re corder's office. None of the docu ments, however, proved to the satis faction of the court that Sid Birch was one of the owners. County Assessor C. E. Gentry then took the stand and testified that the assessment papers against the place had been returned by Bob Birch. The State then rested. Attorney Morrison argued for a dis missal of the charges on the grounds that the State had not submitted evi dence to prove its case. He contend ed that the case against Sid Birch was particularly weak, the prosecution not living proven that he was in any way connected with Birch Bros., and both witnesses against him having admit ted that they had never purchased anything to drink from him. Morgan argued tnat he believed the evidence submitted had proven that Sid was a member of the firm of Birch Bros, and that the charge should not be dismissed. The case was then con tinued until this morning. After a short recess, the hearing of Bob Birch was started. Cooper and Bryant were again the principal wit nesses for the prosecution. Cooper said that on May 23rd he had told Birch that Itmmic Britton was sick and needed some whiskey. The wit ness said Birch flatly refused to give him any whiskev and had walked out of the place. On the following day, said Cooper, he saw Birch in the place several times but, -when the lattci spoke to him, answered him shortly and endeavored to give him the im pression that he. Cooper, was in no mood to have anything more to do with him. He testified lhat he had stood against the bar and had remarked loudly that "Britton could have spent a million dollars around the place and still die for lack of a drink of whis key." He said he did not know wheth er Birch heard him say this or not, but that he wanted to get the whiskey in some manner and attempted to se cure it from Birch through the plea for Britton. Later, claimed Cooper, Birch said he "might be able to do something" for him. Cooper said he stepped to the rear of the cafe and had Bryant search him and then walked back in to the front part of the building. He testified that a few minutes later Birch stepped into one of the booths of the cafe and motioned to him to follow. Cooper alleged that he went into the booth, took a bottle ot wais key which Birch gave him and handed the latter 51.30. Cooper testified that he put the bottle iu his pocket and stepped into the alley with Bryant and had the! latter search him again. 1 hey both examined the bottle found in his pos session, said Cooper, and later turned it over to the county authorities. On cross-examination Cooper was unable to describe details of the trans action. He remembered the denom ination of the money alleged to have been given Birch for the whiskey but could not tell from where the latter had produced the whiskey. He. said he did not remember wiicthcr Birch carried it in his pocket or in his hand. He also said that there were no wit nesses to the alleged transaction. Cooper testified to having been handed a bottle of whiskey by Birch on the stairway leading to the second story of Birch Bros.' building. He said, on being questioned, that he had not asked Birch for the wr.iskcy but had given him $1.50 for it. When asked if he had any idea as to Birch's reason for giving him the booze, Bry ant said that he presumed the latter had done so because he, Bryant, had spent considerable money with Birch. Bryant, too, was nnablc to produce anyone to corroborate his testimony. This hearing was also continued. CI PIITH'C TlTTT'C TC . WITNESS FOR STATE (From Sunday's Daily.) At two preliminary hearings yester - day, one continued from Friday, Jus ticc McLane dismissed charges o: violating tnc State promotion amcnu- ment filed against Sidney Birch. Birch was named in two complaints, one against Stanley Priestly and him self and the other charging Fred Lane and himself with violation of the amendment. In hearing both cases Justice McLanc dismissed the cnargc on the grounds that neither Cooper nor Bryant, principal witnes ses for the prosecution, had testified that they had ever purchased or been given any intoxicating drink by Birch, that the Federal liquor license issued to Birch Bros, was made out in thi name of Robert Birch and that the assessment records failed to show that Sid Birch was in any way con nected with Brich Bros.' establish ment. Lane and Priestly were each bound over for trial on two counts charg ing them wiih disposing of an alleged intoxicant in the form of ginger ale and Larry Duff on one similar charge. All three defendants arc employes of Birch Bros. Robert Birch was bound over for trial following the testimony of the two "investigators," Cooper and Bryant, that they had secured whiskey from his once during the many weeks they had frequented the place in an endeavor to secure evi dence of violation of the booze amend ment. Each of the two Thiel agency men testified to having secured whis key from Bob Birch after many ef forts but on none of the occasions on which they claim to have purchased the booze, they admitted, were there any witnesses present. Cooper ad mitted to having put up a pitiful story to Birch regarding the illness of Jim- mie Britton m order to get whiskey for the latter, whom he had claimc.l to be practically dying for lack of whiskey. The statement made during the course of the recent hearings that the Thicl agency, having previously fail ed to secure evidence of bootlegging. had sent he and Bryant to Prescott with orders that they must make good in their investigations, was prov en to have had its effect on the men when Bryant's wife, although not em ployed by the Thicl agency, took the stand yesterday and told of having helped her husband to the extent of becoming intoxicated, to secure evi dence against the place. Mrs. Bryant was called during the hearing of Larry Duff, from whom Brvant claimed to have secured gin ger ale, which, when analyzed later. contained 38.48 per cent alcohol, bhe said that between 10 and 11 o'clock on the night of May 22nd her hus band had taken her. through the al ley entrance, into one of the booths :n Birch Bros.' cafe. , The following was taken down while Mrs. Bryant was on the stand for the prosecution, the questions be ing asked by Deputy County Attor ucy Joseph Morgan: Q. Just tell us how you went in there and what happened? A. Well, wt went there for supper and ordered supper. We went in the back way and into the booth; my husband pushed the bell and tne man came who he called Larry. Q. You say a man by the name of Larry came. Is this the man? (Point ing to Duff). A. Yes. that is the man. Q. What was furnished there in the way of drinks? A. Ginger ale is what we ordered. Q. Did you drink any of this stuff? A. Yes, sir. Q. What sort of glass did it come in? A. It came in a water glass, only they kind of come out on the side. Q. Small, thin glass? A. Yes, sir. Q. Iced? A. Yes, sir. Q. About how many glasses of this stuff were brought back there? A. About seven or eight. I didn't count them. Q. Did you drink from each of them? A. I drank some. Q. Do you remember how much? A. 1 couldn't say. 1 drank from every one. Q. Did it affect you any? A. By the time I got about four or five glasses. I was beginning to feci rather dizzy. Q. Did you sec your husband do ing anything witn this liquor or tak ing the liquor from the glass. A. He put it into a bottle. Mrs. Bryant then identified two bot tles offered and said that her husband had poured some of .the contents of the larger into the smaller one and later scaled the latter. Cross-examination was then con' ducted by Attorney R. E. Morrison for the defendant. The witness gave practically the same testimony during the early part of her examination as when nucstioned by Morgan. Her concluding testimony follows, with questions by Morrison: Q. What effect did you say this liquid had upon you? A. It made me feel a little bit dizzy or sleepy. Q. Have you been in the habit of drinking to any great extent of intoxt eating liquor. A. Not cry often. Sometimes my husband brings home a bottle of beer. Q. I have reference to whiskey. A. Xot very often. Q. You don't know much about whiskey? . Xo sir. 1 have taken a little ol ' '' 'J,,t anl 1101 m l'lc 'la','t f drink 'ingrt. . During Mrs. Bryant's testimony rc ; carding her departure from Birch Bros.' Morrison asked: Q. Were you able to walk with out any trouble? A. Well, I managed to get home. Q. What dc you mean by that? A. Well, I could walk. Q. You mean you were under the influence of liquor? A. A little. Q. To such an extent that you couldn't walk? A. I could walk all right. Q. You knew what you were going there for? A. Yes, sir. Q. For the purpose of trying to make out a case against someone in Birch Bros.? A. Yes, sir. Q. You drank this liquid and got under the influence of it to some extent? A. Yes, sir. Q. And that was done at the sug gestion of this husband of yours? A. Yes, sir. The witness was then excused. SPORTSMEN CONDEMN GAME LAW CHANGES (Frpm Sunaays Bally) The Arizona Sportsmen's Associa tion is fighting Game Warden Wil lard and also a law he is seeking to initiate. At a recent meeting a reso lution was passed condemning in severe terms proposed amendments to the game laws, as follows: "Whereas, the present State Game Warden of Arizona has. ever since his appointment to the office, been most objectionable to the sportsmen of Ari zona, by reason of his continued ef forts to enforce imaginary game laws., and Federal game laws or regulations, which court decisions in every case where the question has been raised have declared unconstitutional, and which Federal regulations do not come within the jurisdiction or scope of work of said game warden, instead of enforcing tnc real game laws of Arizona, therefore. "Be It Resolved, by the Arizona Sportsmen's Association, in regular called meeting assembled, that we condemn the action of thcStatc game warden in attempting to place upon the ballot at Ihe next general State election certain proposed amendments to the game laws, which represent simply his own "pet" ideas and which are more stringent than the laws in any of the other States where game is less plentiful and 'in no sense voice the sentiments of the sportsmen of Arizona, who arc the only people di rectly interested in the game laws. "Resolved. That we arc opposed to the proposed amendment and especi ally that part of it increasing the non resident hunting license from $10 to $20 and an additional $10 for fishing license. It is the sense of this asso ciation that said non-resident license should be lowered instead of in creased. "Resolved. Further, that this asso ciation of sportsmen urges all its members to refrain from signing the initiative petition now being circulat ed bv the Game Warden of Arizona and to influence their friends as far as possible in like action, with the pur pose in view that when the legislature convenes a game law may be enacted in which those concerned may have a voice. READY TO BUCK WHEN THE BIG SHOW OPENS (From Saturday' Daily.) With dirt flying, horses snorting. cowboys yelling, the Frontier Days grounds are gradually assuming an air of expectancy, looking to the big celebration. The grounds committee, under the direction of Lester Ruffncr has been busy at work, getting every thing in good shape. Mthougii Arena Director iiaworths flivver" mav properly be termed an automobile, by the time Frontier Days roll around, it very probably! will be in the same class as "Pec Wee." and ready to test the strength and ability of the cowboys in the world's championship broncho con test. Haworth left Saturday in his machine, bound for the rodeo camps of the north, to pick up some broncs for the Frontier Days. Practically every rodeo north of Seligman was visited, including stops at Ash Fork. Pitts' ranch. Pine Springs and all of the Chino valley country as far north as Hackberry. the return trip being made by Walnut creek. Chino valley anil the Rcid-Cashion ranch. Twenty-five head of the wildest broncs obtainable were secured and will arrive at the Frbnticr Days grounds within the next few days. The original herd of wild ones, pur chased by the management a few years ago including "Red Fox." "Zc bo." "Big Sid." "Panther." "Silver King." "Vinegar Roan, Iowa. "Johnny Cantrcll," "Scaffold." and "Pee Wee," is already at the grounds, eagerly waititjg the opening of the celebration. Another nerd of broncs which orig inally was purchased by "Doc" Par dec from Elza Brown is now owned by the Frontier Days management. These were culled from about 200 horses and arc the wildest bunch of "snakes" in the country, and it is safe to predict that if their bucking ability comes up to their general run of meanness, there will certainly be a little excitement for the cowboys. These horses include "Blazer." "Flax." "Tony," "Cotton Lye," and "Tom King." Three new horse corrals have been added to those at the grounds and this year the horses will be taken care of in smaller hunches to avoid any scratching or bruising. Five men are at work at the grounds, under the forcmanship of "Wild Horse" II HI. Frank Thompson has charge of gath ering he horses and all outside work. Harry Wells is also assisting. Wells and Hill arc both from Blythc. Cal. Aside from the new lineup of buck ing horses, those entering the steer ropjng and slccr riding contests, need not fear tnat little taine "moolic" cows will be on the job this year, for '5 head of long-horned Chihuahua steers will be shipped from Bill Pitts' ranch, at As:i Fork, on the 17th. THE POCAHONTAS CO M M ERCIAL IS NEVADA MING SWINGS INTO active m ATTRACTIVELY RATED MINING PROPERTY NEAR MAYER STARTS UP ON PERMANENT BASIS. (From Sunday's Daily.) Permanent operations on a large scale have been decided upon by the Pocahontas Copper Queen Mining Co., for its holdings near Mayer, was the important announcement made Tuesday by W. H. Skinner, who was fn the city to attend the annual meet ing and election of officers and direc tors. This movement has been decided upon for the reason that the'belt on which are located their interests ftas attained prominent rating in recent months as has been determined by ex ploration of' the Binghamton, the Cop per Queen and the Blue Bell, all of which are closely located to and sur round the Pocahontas. The action decided upon at the Pocahontas meet ing to resume, is due primarily to at tractive conditions in old and new workings, and the close proximity of the custom works of the Gray Eagle Reduction Co., in affording a market of less than a three-mile haul. Previ ous operations by the Pocahontas were attended wjith an excellent show ing in ore bodies, and the gold, silver and copper values were satisfactory also. Mr. Skinner stated yesterday that a new shaft is being sunk, and the original one of over 200 feet in depth will be unwatcrcd and continued to depth. From these two zones a heavy tonnage is assured in the future and with the product on the dump from former operations, the market ing feature is practically solved in providing continuous and heavy ship ments for months to come. Auto trucks are to be introduced for hand ling the output. Said Mr. Skinner in speaking of the movement decided upon for his com pany in resuming: "The situation that is now facing the Pocahontas is essentially important at this time. Our holdings :havc been fully determined as being in a wonderful mineral belt, in the heart of that big contact where so many large mines in recent years have been opened up. We will have the benefit of experience in develop ment from the above properties, and furthermore a market for our product is a feature that will prove econom ical as well as desirable. We arc now facing a very bright outlook, all things taken into consideration, and I am very much elated over what 1 believe awaits the Pocahontas." The meeting held elected the fol lowing board of directors for the en suing year: P. E. Ubanks, F. L. Martin, Frank Bronbcrgcr, Patrick Martin and W. H. Skinner. The offi cers arc: W. H. Skinner, president; Patrick Martin, vice-president: Frank Bronbcrgcr, secretary, and Ben A. Brown, treasurer. McKAY MINE HAS CONGRESS LODE, IS REPORT Special Correspondence. JEROME, June 7. News of con siderable import to Yavapai mining enthusiasts was brought to this place by J. W. Stacey, of Phoenix, who is interested in the McKay Mines Co., which is operating on seven claims near the Congress mine which has long been the steady gold producer of the country. His company is to start active work immediately. It was the old Congress which En gineer A. R. Balcom advised Marshall Field, D. M. Ferry, Walter Fairbanks and others to invest in back in the '90s. This same engineer has now conic forward with a report, which was made last week to. the McKay company, that the latter company hat the mother lode of the Congress mine from which over $23,000,000 has been taken during "the past 20 years. The engineer further agreed to furnish more money than was needed for the financing of the McKay pro ject and the company has becomo practically a closed corporation. In his report the engineer advises the McKay people that they have struck'the true fissure vein and that they should sink their shaft on the scam of ore, straight down. From the shaft, stations should be opened every 150 feet and it would then be well to drift on the ore 130 feet on each level, both ways from the sta tion. If the shaft would be continued to the 500-foot level, it would, in the engineer's estimation, be a mine which will pay dividends. The ore body was encountered at 300 feet. In nine feet, tnc body open ed to a 3j-foot vein. The ore assays $12 on the face of the body. Messrs. Staccy aiid Balcom arc to meet in Cincinnati next week where final arrangements for financing the company arc to be made. C. II. Knu sclman and C. M. Cooper go to Los Angeles this week to purchase a new compressor and engine besides other minor equipment for the property. The McKay property is just a half- mile from the Congress shaft, the I shaft of the McKay ni'iic being on the Russian claim. PREPARING FOR MEN COME TO BIG WORK YAVAPAI (From Saturday's Daily) Reports arc in circulation that the Commercial Mining Company will be gin in a short time a larger ime oi development for their bnoozer ana Scniator mine holdings in Hassayam- pa district, than has heretofore becn- givcn, this action being in line with a like movement for their interests in Copper Basin. At intervals for several years the Snoozer has been active, shipping to Douglas several cars of a high grade copper product. The movement con templates thorough exploration of the Senator mine, it is said, in which the old tunnel over 2,600 feet long, is named mining man, who is here on a to be extended and used as an outlet 'i,U3;ncss trip for the output of several mineral sys- H , tf h . . ; b S his bernCnpterJfo?medbUo,S:!f h TJT holding, but the good record made by the Snoozer, it is stated, is supporting this outlay of a large devclopnicnt fund authorized recently at a meet ing of the company. "SILVER PEG" IS VISITOR IN JEROME (From Saturday's Daily.) Special Correspondence JEROME, June 9. Reminiscent pf pioneer days and days when "pros- ptLls erc 7' u'Trk er day to once more look over the . .1 f 1.1. mineral deposit vaults in and about Jerome. . , Magec when a boy nad the mtsfor- tunc to lose one of his legs from the knee down and throughout life he has worn a peg-leg. It. is this same peg-leg that has made him famous. The last time the "Silver Peg" crossed the divide out of the Verde valley it was the year of the Klondike boom, early Spring, arid the snow was five feet deep. With his pack train of burros, tne old miner left the land of copper to hunt for the then more ; Thc mjnj d program at the precious metals and had not returned, Chambcr of sComnlerce iunce0n at to the Verde unti this past week h Yavapai club yesterday noon And this is rather much of a fare- d bc one f fi best evcr well trip for Mac is going to the, anJ ;f not as d n a closc Pioneers' Home at Prescott as soon d tQ the ,oca famous ..Den. as thc board acts on Ins application. , . . D ,uncheon two wceks ag0. Tnerc the discoverer of the famous ; The ram W3S ;n char o Wil-Peg-Lcg mine in Colorado that has, jj p DcWolf who chose W. II. spelled so much iu the world of sil-.gy president of the Pocahontas . w, b,e 1 look out over the Yavapai county and for- nills which his burros have trekked, ' . pntln,,. many a time. For the past 35 years, Magce has been locating mining claims in this State aud turning them over to cor porations but thc day for that has now passed according to the pioneer and companies now want developed properties or little capital is interested in the project. Prospectors of the old school like l,Kt Magec arc few and far between. He is one of the real pioneers who has clambered over mountain ranges in Winter and Summer and trod the dust of thc desert till his burros died from I thirst and bleeding feet. When he tells all of this with thc quaint smile on his face, one can admire thc pion eer who has deprived himself of thc fin cr things of life in order that oth- J crs might have them might have them. According to Macrcc when he en - tcrs the Pioneers Home, he will be pcr;cnC(.s hc haj encountered while thc first life-long prospector in that travcnjng( playing poker and devclop institution. The reason tor this is ic , j mines. But thc wav in which hc attributes, to the lack of vouchsafes told ,hcm wouId have"pu the best for the prospector whose home' is any j monoiog;3t ;n the country to shame place from the desert or thc moun-!and cvcr onc scated in thc dining tain; whose bed is of sage or cactus, j r00m iaugi,cd until his eyes were Onc story told by the prospector strcaniing with tears. It would not of thc hardships experienced by pion-!be rjRiu to attempt to reprint any of cers was his leaving Jerome during a ' skinner's adventures, for they would snow storm to get to thc booming j lacfc hamor without Skinner himself. Trinidad fields. As he was about to 1 E s ciark, more serious than at cross the divide two and a half miles any prcv;ou5 luncheon, told "of the out of here, snow became so deep f ci;n,;nati0n of the "Wild Cat" pro tnat it was impossible to go farther. ( moler from Yavapai mining industries Putting in at the old stage stables on ai)d sa;a tbat thc ;ntcrcsts and peo thc upper trail, hc managed to get ; t,c of tilc county had found that the enough brush to feed his pack tram, i aforcsa;(j specimen was an undesir Thc shed in which liis burros were , ablc citiZCn, detrimental to thc dcvcl shcltcrcd became dangerous from ' opuicnt of Yavapai's resources, and weight of snow and no sooner hail he j j.aij exterminated him. removed his animals to thc front room ) neWolf spoke of the energetic ad of thc house than tne shed COilapseJ. i vntirc of thf rnnntv a a mineral dis j la this same storm, hc succored a ; u;ct and thanked his audience for j German who had started from Jerome , thc;r abic assistance fn helping him j to Prescott with only a day's provis-j;vc jmblicity to Yavapai resources. I ions. Thc stormbound men succeeded . Locai pnysicians and surgeons will jin getting out m eight days in thc ,ave charKe 0f the next luncheon pro j tracks of cowboys. This is but onc ; Rran, of thc many exciting incidents which - "Silver Peg" G. W. .Magec-can tell to; TENT CITY IN 1 a ... ..... ... t . - nwnv mnn mmfl.T Tl W T T thrill ins listener, mis wncn nc gcis .. : t,.. ...:u i.-,. else to do but 'retread old trails of days gone by. BANNIE IS READY TO START OPERATING (From Wednesday's Daily.) R. M. Garrett, one of the principal owners of the Bannic mines, of Lynx Creek district, visited th-: camp on Sunday, and reported thai after sev eral weeks of getting the old work ings in shape to operate, active min ing had started in earnest. Tnc old shaft has been rctimbcred to a depth of 160 feet, thc 100-foot level has been rctimbcred for 440 feet, and the 160 foot level has been placed in shape for development to resume. At this" point thc intention is to drive thc nail u. uiuutvist in ... .....v. ' work ahead until the shoot on thc uppen level is interested, where an ore body of 22 inches was determined, carrying gold, copper and silver val ues of ?3J per ton. A system of cross-cutting also has iiccn decided I upon, that tnoroiigh exploration may bc vigorously carried out. Garrett is : optimistic over conditions in evidence 'since the old workings bsi been opened up, and limited development given. TAKE OVER GROUP IN WHITE PICACHO AND HAVE OPTIONS ON OTH ER HOLDINGS. (From Friday's Daily.) Roland M. Smith, Jr.. and associ ates will enter the White Picacho sec tion of Southern Yavapai to operate an old group, as well as new loca-. tions made recently, was the informa tion imparted yesterday by the above- is to investigate conditions at a cer tain Big Bug property, on which an option is held. The incoming syndi cate is from Nevada, and has disposed of its holdings in that State. Mr. Smith stated further: "We have cleaned up all interests in different coast localities and our engineer Has favorably reported on a group of six copper-gold properties near the Trilby in White Picacho dis trict. A cursory examination has been made also of a gold-silver group incar the old Providence camp, which I ' " ' . - t rratc on a close basis, and no stock will be placed on i . , ,. . r..,,i. the market. This is my fourth trip into this section and after my com pany settles down to active doings. Prescott will be the home of myself and family, particularly during the Summer months." SKINNER'S TALK MAKES HIT AT LUNCHEON i rFmm Saturday's Dailvl mcr Arkansas," and E. S. Clark, as speak ers. Before the program started Judge Smith, chairman of the luncheon committee, introduced Dr. Robert Freeman, whose address at thc High school graduation exercises created suc'n favorable comment. Dr. Free man gave a half humorous, half scr- Trt.ic till- tirnritirr lite lictprirrc nrt tn , . . ' , .hfor succcss callow everything else in life. Skinner opened his speech by say ing in his dry manner, "My wife left a few days ago to visit a sick rela tive; that's why I'm here today." He announced that he would talk on min ing but he drifted from his subject to j .ra..cii;n Skinner did not tell any thc more festive ones ot poker ana ;t.c i. Tiicf tr1L-l in n? natural L - -,i 1rkA &Mtii,K luwn io muuL.ii I (From .':.-idsv'i Daily.) Special Correspondence. CLARKDALE. June 10. A mod.! tent town within a model city is a sitjation which has arisen in Clark dale during the past few months. As it was impossible to build houses fast enough to care .for thc rapidly in creasing population, it was necessary to build a model tent town near the smelter in the lower townsitc. At present there arc 70 tent strtic tures. The tents are well floored an 1 boarded up to a hcighth of four feet. With a board fly on top and screened sides, they arc most comfortable in warm weather. Electric lights, water, and sanitary conveniences are present in thc tent town; garbage is collected every dav, and the residents seem as well pleas ed as though they were housed in mansions. Yet the Clarkdale Improvement Association is trying hard to get away from thc situation and is build iug as many more houses as thc actu al operating force of the smelter will require. For quick and artistic job work the Journal-Miner is the place.