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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.

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