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WEEKLY JOURNAL-MINER, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 27, 1917.
PAGE FIVE FRANK M. MURP ANSWERS T HE SUMMONS OLDER, OF DEATH WAS ONE OF REALLY BIO MEN OF ARIZONA i BACK OF MANY ENTER PRISES WHICH ADDED TO MATERIAL PROSPER-1 ITY OF THE STATE; FUN ERAL SERVICES TO BE' HELD THIS AFTERNOON AND BODY TAKEN TO ON-i TARIO FOR INTERMENT., (From Sundays daiiy.j Frank M. Murphy, empire builder, ! is dead. The master brain that looked into the future and dreamed of a commonwealth rich beyond the imag inings of avarice has ceased to plan the gigantic schemes which were . largely instrumental in bringing Ari zona to its present state of unex ampled wealth and prosperity. The bands of steel which connect Yavapai county with the world were laid by him.. The development of the mining industry had its inception in his mind, and it was his dollars and those of his friends, which were put into the ground, that wealth might be ' wrested from the dark and secret places. Arizona owes Frank M. Murphy much and Yavapai county owes him more, as this city was made the pat-1 ticular object of his largess and bene factions. Death has ended a career which was devoted to the upbuilding! of the State, and the world is a better J place, materially and spiritually, for Frank M. Murphy having lived in it. The brain that wrought miracles, which made the waste places bloom, built railroads, established Summer resorts and made stubborn earth yield j its vaults of wealth to man, lies cold and still in death, but his indomit- ! able spirit, typical of real will live ana its innuence oe icir. inj this community and State for many , years to come. 'Mr. Murphy's health began to fail a number of years ago, following HON. FRANK M. MURPHY rfehini Whose death yesterday ended one of the most remarkable careers in the record of the great southwest. heavy financial reverses, but despite physical handicaps he devoted his time anil energies to his chcrishcr projects with the result that his fortune was in a large measure rehabilitated. The tax. upon his waning strength proved too great, however, anil for a month Kief lilc -rvtwKtirtn line lirMl nlnrtltlll f i . - -r. . Ulc to his physicians and friends, Iris ; injnc. death, particularly for the last week, being expected at any minute. Death came at 6:05 o'clock yesterday after noon, and was like an easy slumber. Surviving members of the immedi ate family arc Mrs. Murphy and Frank M. Murphy. Jr., an adopted child of five years of age, who is a grandson of X. O. Murphy, brothel of the deceased. that time, enabled him to take a much energy ami foresight apparently never Mr. Murphy was president of the bigger place in the life of his com- exhausting itself. In those days, even hank until six years ago, when he rc munity and State when he returned, as now, Arizona offered to the effi- ( signed in favor of Mr. R. X. Frcd than that of a mere merchant. cicnt organizer, a wonderful field. The cricks, who is still at the head of the Mining claimed his first interest territory was just beginning to im-j institution. Fredericks and Morris outside of his own business in the press tlic world with the worth of its Goldwatcr arc the two surviving or- city. He was associated with Sen- resources, and to the clever man, the ; ganizcrs of the I'rcscolt National 'J. ator V. A. Clark on the occasion of openings presented were most tempt-: l.ank. J he IS.-IS. Company was by Home, hrcd Keif, A. I- Smith, M. h. purchase of the United Vcrdc .Murphy, reorganized from a firm into Spaulding, O. II. Tucker, W. J. Mar- Vickcrs, J. A. Tobin,.V. A. Clinc, A. J. Head, Jno. Dougherty, E. A. Kast ncr. Jno. Duke, A. A. Johns, A. J. Pickrcll, Ed. Block, Lester Jackson, Orick Jackson, Frank Andrews, E. , DeSilva, V. E. Day, A. Emanuel, A. Hcrndon, Walter Hill, E. J. F. Later, he induced "Diamond". The famous Phoenix & Eastern, a Frank Morrcll Murphy wis horn 62 years ago, a native of Maine. lie first calnc to Arizona in March ot 1878, and Prcscotl has ever since been his residence. In Santa Rosa, Cal.. from whence he came to I'rcscott, Frank Murphy had been a stage driver. Arrived here, however, he took an entirely new course, and entered the business field. His rise to a commanding posi tion in the world of finance dated from the time he first assumed the responsibilities of business life and began cultivating the acquaintance of really big men of affairs. Hi first venture in Prcscotl was in the clothing and haberdashery busi ness with the firm of Thomas Bray & Co. In the early "80s he was commis sioned by the territorial legislature to represent Arizona with an exhibit at the World's Fair in Xcw Orleans. That trip to the Southern metropolis, worked a marvelous change in Frank Murphy. While at the fair, he had an opportunity to meet and become a corporation. Joe Reynolds, a millionaire investor, road designed to become a part of at ''l,r I rcscott, prank M. Murphy who had become disgusted with some transcontinental system, was built j"as Jo,IC so "'any things that it will crooked mining deals in the l'.rad- cast from the present capital, by this ' l""obably never be possible to mcn- ! shaws, to buy the Congress mine. The builder, who was stopped only by a j 1Ion ,llc' a11- Public spirit was pcr j purchase of that property was the tin-' combination of topography and an so'cd in this man, who gave his dcrlying cause of the construction of , injunction suit, when the line reached Ilomc town ,ls V-"K drive, its rchabih- a north and sotilli railway through tlic Hox Lanyon in the Gila valley. ,- arr,ollc" military post, Arizona. Tliis road is now a Southern Pacific ;'ts clu,) :iml :i s,art for 5ts reputation Revnolds died before the railroad i subsidiary and is known as the Ari-!as OIlc of '-" ost hospitable little project was complete. His death, I zona Eastern. . I cities m a large and hospitable West, which occurred in the arms of his j The liradshaw Mountain road, from The funeral services will be held at friend Frank Murphy at Congress, and ' Prcscotl to Crown King and the' the St. Luke's Episcopal church at the trip to Prcscotl through a country branch to Poland, were built by Mur-'in this afternoon. With members cut by floods, is a romantic story oljpliy and sold to the Santa Fc. Hclof the immediate family accompany itsclf. At any rate. Murphy contin- 'constructed the Parker cut-off, bc-ling it, the body will go on the aftcr ucil to be convinced that to oWii i Hvtvn Wickrnburg and Parker on the I noon train to Ontario, Cal., to be in propcrly the ricli mineral d'strirt ' CHora'lo river. Perhaps the shortest ! tcrred in the family cemetery, around Congress, it would Ic itcccs- railroad project of Murphy's was tint The appointment of six active and iu lumbal!, aim iwu iu .nmr in i mtii iiHimv, i(j nouorarv pall hearers, is associated himself with son? i; ,vhc c a mining company, an offspring I nition of the place Frank ally prominent Inlanders ami in IHM, of the remarkable brain of the or-Mield anion built the road from Ash Fir!. Pros- ' ganizrr, was taking out rich ore. i Prescott. cott ami in (lie following two cars, Sasco smelter. Silver Hell's old reduc-i he tl : tin, Fred W. Williams, P. W. O'Sulli van, R. II. Hctherington, Dr. J. D. M'c.Nally. P. J. Farley, W. R. Beck, 'P. R. Milncs and Mayor W. II. Tim- erhoff. -.-I11I.1.I-.1 llir. Hi... .....ill, I., I'l..u il .- .....I ,1.- Il- I ... I .v-i"viv'B n. n.mu tvf j nun nuins dim IIIC I .1IIIU.1U ii, nt well I With him in this enture were i. M.lof liirpli"s planning, and all these fricndlv villi some men of national pro iuncncc, and the tits of busincs'j cic b'lih and hvs and personal friendship he formed at genius tor orgaiuzin i rccog-Murphy : the old-time, residents of I'lie active pallbearers will C. Storey, J. A. Jaeger, F. P. ("ruire, Charles A. Randall, George I), .Morris ami T. G. Xorris. The i-erry, me man whose name is Joiuul projects were comprehended tit the honorary pallbearers will be: on about 50 per cent of the iwckagcs I lniK-rial Copper Company, a corpora-1 Honorary Pallbearers. of garden and flower seeds sold in the 'tion organized by him. j Joe Cal Irs, Judge E. W. Wells, F.G. United Stales; Simon J. Murphy, j Some of the mining and other com- P.rccht, G. . P. ray, R. N'. Fredericks, Michigan millionaire and a relatic: panic w birli Frank M Murphy form- Morris Goldwater, J.-A. Hope, F.. S. Arms, of Ohio: Faiibanks, the packer cd are the Poland, Lookout Copper, Clark, J. R. Lowr-y. Geo. C. Riilfnrr, ami others. j Yavapai Consolidated Gold, Silver & W. A. Drake, E. A. Rogens, It. II. This road was later sold to the . O.ppcr Co., Tombstone Consolidated, Smith, . J. Dornu, I). E. Parks, Santa Fc. and on the orgaiiialkJi ot'Gila Copper Sulphide Co., a concern j Harry Brislcx, Unlit. E. Morrison, the Santa Fc, Prescott it Phoenix . that is reported to be taking out Uv. W. Ross, R. II. Weaver, A. W. Railway Co., .Murphy was named j$1ttfl.flOO worth of copper a month j Robinson, J. II. Robinson, M. P. president which office he has held i now, the Prcscotl National Bank I faiclliuc. Chas. H. 'Hooker. O. A. ever since (now the Prescott State Bank', the Hcsla, Dan llatz, .1. I. Gardner. P. A. Other railroad .i" other 'uhhs liasli'm d-Bui r.iviei ("0. tl;e Cattle Johns, Dr R. N Loonc. D' 1. MARRIAGE BOND SOON BROKEN IS ALLEGED (From Sunday's Daily.) That his wife violated her marriage vows two mouths after they were tak en, and entered a house of ill-fame in Yuma, and that she later continued her life of shame in Miami, is Un charge made by Charles V. Valiu, in a suit for divorce, filed in the Su perior court yesterday. The Valins were married at El Ccntro, Cal., in May, 1916. It was iu July of that year, that defendant is alleged to have deserted the plaintiff at Yuma. James I.oy is the attorney repre senting th plaintiff. Charges Desertion. Another suit filed by Loy yester day, was for divorce against Ray mond Clinton, who is charged by his wife, Helen Clinton, with having wilfully deserted her. and having failed to provide the common neces saries of life, although amply able to do so. The Clintons were married in 191.'. Mrs. Clinton resides here. Tin residence of her husband is given as Vincemies, Indiana. A RESOLUTION ON THE PASSING OF FRANKM.MURPHY Directors Of Prescott State Bank, Busi ness Associate Of Late Empire Builder, Appreciates Qualities. (From At a meeting of the board of di rectors of The Prescott State Bank, held yesterday, the following resolu tion was presented by the committee on condolence, and unanimously adopted: Prescott, Ariz., June 25, 1917. To the President and Board of Directors, The Prescott State Bank, Gentlemen: Your special com mittee begs leave to submit the following: IN MEMORY OF FRANK M. MURRJJY, who died at his home, Prescott, Arizona, June 23rd, 1917. In the passing away of our friend and associate, this board has lost one who has been a member since its organization in 1893. Mr. Murphy was elected presi dent of the Prescott National Bank at its formation, and held : that office until 1910, when his I health failing he resigned the of fice, continuing to serve upon this board. ' To you who knew him so well i and intimately it is unnecessary j for us to say anything of his life J and character, but that those who shall follow us may not forget, we t place upon our records, our ap- preciation of his worth and good qualities. He was a man of good judg- j ment, quick decision, untiring en ergy and a faithful worker for the j institutions he represented or was connected with. Other men have I taken more from Arizona, no one ' has been instrumental in bringing I in more capital or did more for the development of the Territory and State. A strong party man, giving freely of his money and time he died without a public token of thanks or gratitude from I those he helped on the road to ; fame and prosperity. In the an- j nals of Arizona, it will be hard to j find the name of one who did Tuesday's Daily.) more for others, and received less acknowledgment than did Frank Morrell Murphy, and yet he never complained nor spoke of the in gratitude of those he helped. The press has given the details of his birth, his early career, his many activities and usefulness. For us who came in daily contact with him, it is a privilege to re cord his many admirable personal qualities. He was without malice, speak ing no evil of man or woman, and though strong in his likes and dis likes, he carefully avoided discus sion of those whom he knew to be opposed to his views or working against his interests. He was not only very charitable but extreme ly generous, his namo was first on every subscription list, and his ear and purse were always open to the call of every miner, prospec tor or other who had a tale of woe or a vision of fortune. A man of firm convictions, strong and reso lute of purpose, hating shams; yet of charming personality. He was public spirited in every sense of the term, and lived an active life crowded with good work. By his death Arizona and Yava pai county have lost one who may rightly be dubbed "a most import ant citizen;" we have lost a valued friend and co-laborer, a loving husband has departed. Resolved : That this memoriam suitably engrossed, be sent to the widow of our friend with an expression of our sincere sym pathy, that it be inscribed in full upon our minutes, and a copy sent to the local papers for publica tion. Respectfully submitted, MORRIS GOLDWATER, JAMES A. HOPE, F. G .BRECHT, (Seal). Committee. Attest: L. C. DERRICK, Cashier. Approved: R. N. FREDERICKS. President. MANY DO HONOR A TO THE LATE , F. M. MURPHY : . H. POWERS IS NAMED STATE EXAMINER SERVICES ARE HELD IN EPISCOPAL CHURCH; BODY SENT TO CAL IFORNIA, ACCOMPANIED BY MEMBERS OF FAMILY (From Tuesday' Daily.) EDITOR OF YAVAPAI MAGAZINE APPOINTED YESTERDAY TO IMPORT ANT POSITION BY GOV ERNOR CAMPBELL.. A. (From Tuesday's Datly.l II. Powers, editor of Yavapai A large crowd of Prescott people , attended the funeral services for the , magazine was yesterday appointed late Frank M. Murphy at the Episco- j State examiner by Governor Camp pal church, Sunday. Rev. II. II- ( bell. He was not only appointed, but Shires preached the funeral sermon, filed his bond, uualificd and entered giving a brief and praiscful account of ,,. I..nl,. l-.t, H ,1 . , and his amazing,". Iters ' Hprr B'.nn, i Lurnnstcr, Jo--. II U fl'i.M. Dougherty. Dr I . REMARKABLE PITCHING BOS TON. June 2.1 Pitcher Ernest Shore, ol t'i- Mnencans, allowed no hi1- miiis i). tiirti to reach trsl base m the game with Washington, today. the life mid work of the great or ganizer in Arizona. There were a number of out-of-town friends of the family in attend ance, some coming from as far away as Phoenix. Among these was Hon. Richard E. Sloan, last territorial gov ernor, and a close personal friend of Mr. Murphy. At the close of the services, the body was taken to the train. The widow and nephew of the deceased, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Meauy, and other members of the immediate family, ac companied the body to Ontario. Cal., where it will be interred in the family vault. upon his duties. Mr. Powers is well qualified to fill the office, having been an expert ac countant before he came to Arizona. From the moment he came to Prcs . cott, Mr. Powers became an active I worker for the Republican party anil ' no sacrifice was too great or task too ' arduous for him in behalf of the ! cause. During the last campaign he was the assistant secretary of the Re publican County Central committee and also secretary of the Tom Camp bell Republican League. In both po sitions he rendered effective service and earned the approbation of the Republicans of this city and county. He will without doubt fill the new position with credit to himself and to I the appointing power. Yavapai county has certainly fared ! well at the hands of Governor Camp ; bell. To it has bccii given the sccrc- laryship of the livestock sanitary . board, a membership on the sheep A TRYING HOUR WAUKESHA. June While friends com eyed the body of Mrs. David Roberts to the grave. Miss Grace Lusk wept silently in the hos pital room where she is confined by a bullet wound, self-inflicted, after she killed Mrs. Roberts. She seemed much ' commission, a membership on the denresscd through the hour set for commission of public institutions ami the tnneral. There wa no cliauj the worse in her condition. ;e foi tlif Stall caiuiner Jourual-Miuer liners briug results.