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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 1922
WEEKLY JOURNAL-MINER PA'GE THREE WILLIAM A. DRAKE S OLAD: , HE HELPED Not since the passing six years ago of Frank M.- Murphy, lias Prescott sustained the loss of so helpful a citizen as William A. Drake. Mr. Drake died at his home here shortly before noon yesterday, following suc cessive strokes of paralysis during a period of over two weeks. He was 74 years of age, and had counted the last 30 years of that time In Arizona as one of the builders and managers of the Santa Fe Prescott & Phoenix railroad. At the time of his death, he filled the position of assistant to the vice president of the Santa Fe coast lines. Mr. Drake was born at Franklin, X. Y., on January 30, 18-18. lie ob tained his technical education at the Delaware Literary Institute, and just after the close of the Civil war en tered the profession of engineering. He was soon allied with railroad ivork, which he continued as an active vocation until shortly before his death. In 1878 Mr. Drake put in a year at mining In Colorado, hut the fas cination of railroading won him back. He became division and lo cating engineer of the Atchison, To peka & Santa Fe road and later chief engineer at .Albuquerque. Railroad construction work occupied him In Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Indian Territory until 1888, when he went back to an office and remained aW Pueblo until he came to Arizona to be identified with the Prescott & Phoenix road in 1892. His work in Arizona Is monu mental and includes the locating of the Atlantic & Pacific line, now fol lowed by the Santa Fe from Gallup to Needles. In Arizona The story of Mr. Drake's work right here in Arizona is best told in his own words, as he wrote them for the June number of the Santa Fe magazine. He says: "It was at this time that F. M. Murphy of Prescott, Ariz., conceived the Idea of building a road to Phoe nix via Congress, he being manager of the mine at the latter place. Dia mond Joe Reynolds, owner of the min$ first tried to set Bullock to extend his road, the iP. & A., to Con gress. When this failed, he endeavor cd to induce Bullock to arrange it so that Murphy would build the exten sion. But Bullock would do noth ing, and Reynolds Instigated the bluff of starting a road of his own. He engaged Mr. Burns and another en gineer to make surveys, and finally secured the services of N. R. Gib son, who was then engaged in build ing the Gila Bend dam and canal. In 1892 the entire personnel was reor ganized, and George W. Vaughn was appointed chief engineer and general manager. He at once appointed Beard, Howe and me locating engi neers, in conjunction with a major whose name I have forgotten a left-i over from Gibson. We finished the location in the fall of the following year. From Phoenix north there haifl been 14 miles graded by the Gibson forces, and I was then made resident engineer on the completion of the location work. "The track reached Prescott dur ing May, 1893, and no more was laid until some time during the winter of 4894. In that year the Santa Fe, Prescott & Phoenix had a pretty hard time of it and did but little grading, being restricted as I remem ber it to 5,000 per month. I had charge of all the construction work but received no pay for five months. It was a period of extremely rough sledding. In the early winter, how ever, the road once more regained Its feet, and the work to Skull Val ley was hurried through in time to save the franchise. I had Billy Gwyn helping me then, he being the only division engineer on the work all the way to Phoenix. "The track reached Phoenix on the last day of February, 1895. Richard Coleman had charge of laying it all and was appointed superintendent of the line. A big celebration was held on March 13, 1895, the directors coming all the way from Chicago and Detroit to participate. Simon I. Murphy was the man who stood behind F. M. Murphy throughout the construction period, although the di rectors Messrs. Fairbank, Bowen and Ferry lent splendid support. "I was appointed chief engineer in April, and shortly thereafter R. E. Wells was appointed assistant gen eral manager. All of the stocks and second mortgage bonds were pur chased by the Santa Fe in 1897, al though it did not take actual pos session of the property. From the beginning the S. F. P. & P. had a contract with the Santa Fe providing for 10 per cent of all through busi ness, and this was continued. In the fall of 1895 the P. & A. C, the rival line of the S. F. P. & P., suspended operations, in fact went out of busi ness. "In 1912 the Santa Fe organized the California, Arizona & Santa Fe Rail way company and leased the S. F. P. & P., the entin; official personnel, however, being retained. In the in terim I had been appointed vice president of the road, and the affairs of the S. F. P. & P. went on inde pendently until, in August, 1921, it was merged into a division of the BUILD IIP H Saiita Fe. As such it was operated until fall, when it lost its identity as such, and the Santa Fe, Prescott & Phoenix Railway saw the end of its day." Mr. Drake then tells of the ab sorption of the road by the Santa Fe system and brings the story down to the date of Its even more com plete merging with the other Santa Fe Interests in Arizona and Cali fornia. Has Three Daughters Mr. Drake married Miss Julia Marvin in New York on September 10, 1873. Mr. and Mrs. Drake have three daughters, Mrs. H. J. Mc Clung of Phoenix, Mrs. G. E. Meany of Prescott and Mrs. Harry W. Ull mo of Fort Crockett, Texas. He became a member of the Ma sonic fraternity in New York, and during his career has belonged to the recognized associations of engineers. Long an officer of the Prescott and later Yavapai County Chamber of Commerce, he became a year ago one of the charter members of the Prescott Rotary club, where he was known as "Bill" Drake, and where he never missed a meeting until ill ness forbade his leaving his home. The funeral will be held Tuesday imorning at 10 o'clock from the home on North Mt. Vernon. Mrs. Ullmo, who is coming from Texas, will com plete the family circle, present at the death of Mr. Drake. OF HE CHOSE US HOME In civic and county affairs, the life of W. A. Drake was a standard which few men attain and his ex ample In this respect alone to younger men in this locality could not be emphasized too strongly. Serving the Yavapai County Cham ber of Commerce as president, direc tor and an active member, his rec ord of attendance at regular and called meetings stands first in the hundreds of active men who make up its membership. With the excep tion of the time that he was confined to his bed by illness, he never missed a meeting of the organization. Taking his part during the war, serving on committees, and with the Frontier days and Northern Arizona State fair, actively interested and do ing all Ije possibly could for the transportation problem, he helped make these associations a success. A tribute to his sterling worth was expressed yesterday when chamber of commerce officials remarked that his place in the ranks of the cham ber of commerce cannot be filled. GOVERNOR CAMPBELL TO SEE SNAKE DICE One of the unique summer outings to be enjoyed by local folk will be that of Dr. R. B. von KleinSmid, president of the University of South ern California, and Mrs. von Klein Smid, who are among the invited guests of Governor Thomas E Campbell to witness the Hopi snake dance, says a Los Angeles paper. Each year the governor of Arizona invites a small party of celebrities to be his guests at this unique sur vival of the ancient customs of this tribe of Indians, and Dr. and Mrs. von KleinSmid are to be included in this number this year. The dance is held the latter part of August on a date set by the priests of the Hopi tribe, and it is expected to be especially Interesting this year, as it will be held in a little village of the tribe and will conform more to the traditional forms. The governor's guests will witness .several of the kiva ceremonies not usually witnessed by white visitors, who journey many miles across the desert to witness this unique cere monial. SCHEDULE MEETINGS FOR Cadet Comervel of the local Salva tion Army yesterday announced' that a street meeting will be held this evening at 7:30 o'cloc. and at the Salvation Army hall on South Mon tezuma street immediately afterward, Envoy Young of Douglas will be welcomed. He urges all to come and help welcome Envoy Young to the work in Prescott. After the welcome meeting Mr. Young will give a good rousing talk. Meetings will be held regularly now on Tues day, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday nights, both outdoors and indoors. Everyone is cordially Invited and urged to come on any of those even ings at 7:30 on the street and 8:30 in the hall. There also will be a Sunday school class held each Sun day at 2 p. m. SALVATION ARMY RAIN STIST HERE TO SEE STAR ' EXPERT SDN Mr. and Mrs. John M'Lure Ham ilton of London Arrived After Strike Delay to Visit Former Lowell Astronomer. An unusual country, seen under unusual circumstances. That is the way John McLure Hamilton, noted London portrait painter and author, put it on his strike-delayed arrival here yesterday with Mrs. Hamilton. Their visit is to see Mr. and Mrs. George Hjale Hamilton, now located at the Josefa mine, south of town. The younger Mr. Hamilton is a for mer member of the astronomical staff of the Lowell Observatory at .Flagstaff and for the past two months has been attending to the af fairs of the Josefa in person. "It is not dry, as 1 expected," the British artist commented as the after noon's procession of short showers was in progress. He was assured that this lingering of the summer rains was unusual. "So is it to have such interrup tlons of railroad service in this coun try," replied the painter. You see this is not Mr. Hamilton's first visit to America, by any means. His previous tours have usually led to the Rocky mountains of the west, where he enjoyed the "sporting." AI though well along in yezrs, the Eng lishman is not beyond taking pleas ure In the out-of-doors, and during his present stay, if any hunting pre sents, he will resume a favorite pas time. Mrs. Hamilton is quite sure that she will enjoy it here. She has not seen her son an only child, by the way for about five years. Mr. Hamilton, whose portraits of half a hundred of the foremost pub lic men of Europe have earned him an enviable name, is the author of a unique book, dealing with these sit ters, and filled with comment such as only an artist could make, about the characters he has portrayed. The length of the Hamiltons' visit is indefinite. Il CASE IS IIP IN NEW LAWSUIT Efforts to recover by law the sum of $310,000, the largest amount asked in damages in the memory of most local attorneys, were started here yesterday with the filing of a suit by the Arizona Jerome Copper company against a. number of local men m connection with the same mining claims that were centers of litigation just a few weeks ago. A charge of a conspiracy to de fraud the plaintiff corporation of rights to mining properties in the Jerome district is contained in the complaint, which names the follow ing as defendants: LeRoy Anderson, E. A. McSwig gin, L. S. Colwell, Perry Ling, A. E. Wideman, Thomas Smart, H. W. Lewis, Joseph Larson, R. E. Moore, the Verde Jerome Copper company and others named merely as John Doe and Richard Roe. Melville E. Peters and J. E. Rus sell sign the complaint as counsel and Joslah Winchester authenticates It in the affidavit. According to the complaint, which is lengthy, the plaintiff sent H. K. Winchester to the county recorder's office to file claims for assessment exemptions on 21 claims, and Col well, then a deputy under McSwig- gm, undertook to fill out the blanks. The complaint charges that the claims were not all listed and that later a company was formed to hold some of the claims that were filed on by the defendants. Lengthy and dlrascible inquiry was made into the case in two pre vious lawsuits, the end of which came early in the summer with a de cision in favor of Smart and his as sociates. Rain drove two parties under cover at the Congregational church last night, and a Sunday school pic nic, that encountered weather at the Dells returned to share the church with the Christian Endeavor. There were games and eats and a good crowd to enjoy them. MAUK ON FAIR BOARD PHOENIX, Aug. 21. George A. Mauk, a Phoenix business man, has been appointed by Governor Camp bell as a member of the state fair commission, succeeding Charles K. Pishon, resigned. HIGHESTEn TI STREAKS LEFT STILL TO DEPUTIES It Is Supposed That Flashes of Light Bursting Over Hill were Owners of Big Liquor Factory, Leaving There. When sheriff's deputies crossed the skyline on a little divide to drop dewn into a canyon near the Yellow Jacket mine yesterday, they were in terested in the actions of two streaks of light. The officers were in search of a particular distillery. En route there; they observed tracks leading off to one side, and, as officers sometimes will, they left the main trail to in vestigate a side trail. The two streaks were believed by the deputies, on further consideration of circumstances in conntction with the case, to have been, in fact, two human beings in two separate but unanimdus hurries. This theory was bogie out when the officers reached the bed of the canyon and discovered: (a) JMash, 700 gallons. (1) Booze, 16 gallons, (c) Still, 1, in good order. They destroyed the mash, confis cated the still and possessed them selves of the liquor, which is very nice and clear. It was impossible to attach the names of the owners to the large ex hibit placed in the vaults yesterday afternoon. Why? Because the names of the two streaks could not be learned. The last seen of them, they were hurling the dust from the farth est hillside in a frantic break for cover.' - FIX CITY tax RATETI With the completion of the work. of the city council as a board of equalization, the city tax rate will be declared at a council meeting at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning. That the rate this year will be slightly lower than last is forecast. Just how much the reduction will be cannot be determined until after the books of Assessor Frank Williams are passed upon by the equalization board and the total taxable value found. t The city budget, published a short time ago, is expected to be adopted at the Wednesday morning meeting, at which time the estimates for the expenditures for the tax-year 1922-23 will be allowed, revised or stricken. REST OFF' BOARD Phoenix may have more farms right around it; Tucson a greater population; Yuma an incomparably warm climate and Flagstaff the San Francisco peaks. But Prescott has at least one institution of which its people arc becoming increasingly proud. That is the Fellowship Bible class, the largest organization of Its kind In Arizona. It speaks volumes for the moral and ' religious standards of Prescott, that although small in population as compared with other cities in the state, Prescott maintains the' largest Bible class. The Fellowship cjass meets at the Y. W. C. A. building every Sunday, and is made up of a very live bunch of men and women, who are reach ing out after recruits. Last Sunday every foot of space was occupied and many stood outside who could not gain admittance. A committee is now hunting a place that will meet the requirements of this rapidly growing organization. The class is not a denominational one. NEW WILLOW CREEK BRIDGE A force of ten men have been con tinually at work on the new bridge at Willow creek for several weeks and the new bridge is going to be much better than the old one, which was burned on July 3rd last. New piles are being driven and eight ce ment bases have been set on which the main heavy bridge timbers will be making this one of the safe bridges of the local line. It will be finished in a few weeks. I0RRDW ASK BACKERS TD PAY DP ON FRONTIER DAYS Amount is Small and Early Set tlement of Financial Affairs of Association is Necesssary; Total Shortage Only $3576. "All guarantors to the Prescott Frontier days should make a point to pay their percentages of the ope rating expenses of this year's con tests immediately," said Secretary Grace Sparkes yesterday. "Financial statements have been rendered by the executive committee to all guar antors and the record of this year's accomplishment is such that no guarantor should hesitate In remit ting his percentage as outlined by the committee. A prompt response will be appreciated by the executive committee so that outstanding bills and notes can be paid Immediately and all work in connection with the 1922 contests finished' once and for all." The Statement Outside of the prizes, which to taled $8,297.50 from the budget, the expenses this year were chiefly due to the two administrative departments the office- and corral, The total expenses were $18,7-15.85 The receipts were: Receipts Balance on hand last report 4-13$ 731.38 Subscriptions 845.75 Entrance fees 4,720.00 Tickets and gates 7,897.25 "Way Out West" 500.00 Concessions 510.89 "Slippery Gulch" . 127.25 Sale 3 bulls 135.00 Sundries , 55.50 Sale 57 head steers 1,846.80 -$17,369.82 Disbursements Paid sundry vouch ers 16,834.19 Balance on hand . $ 535.63 Financial statement: Liabilities Note bank Arizona.? 850.00 Note Prescott State bank 850.00 Pasturage 1922 - '23 estimated 1,000.00 Unpaid vouchers 1,91 1-66 -$ 4,611.66 Resources Cash on hand $ 535.63 Due from city of Prescott 500.00 -$ 1,035.63 Total operating ex pense guaranteed b y underwriters through notes ? 3,576.03 BIT BY BIT COAL (Continued from page 1) of the strike. Discretionary author ity to close or reject an agreement was vested in the committee, accord ing to the announcement of Secre tary Phil Penna. WYOMING AGREES CHEYENNE, Wyo., Aug. 21. Wyoming operators and mine union officials this evening came to an agreement for the settlement of the coal strike in this state. The em ployers accepted the union's proposal that the miners return to work under the 1921 wage scale. The check-off system is to be re tained. MONTANA SETTLES. BILLINGS, Mont., Aug. 21. Montana coal operators and miners signed a strike settlement agreement here this afternoon. The pact re establishes former wages and work ing conditions and is to be effective for one year. HARD COAL PROSPECTS PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Aug. 21.- After a late adjournment by anthra cite miners and operators, represen tatives of their conference today ru mors were current about the offices of the Lehi Coal & Navigation com pany where the meeting was held that possible settlement of the hard coal strike would be effected tomor row. KISER HAS 'ER Cheyenne Riser, yvith his Baltimore bride, passed through Prescott yes terday on his way to Phoenix, where he will be in charge of the cowboy sports at the Arizona State fair. He is as full of enthusiasm as ever and predicts a great display of horseman ship this fall. E FOR YAVAPAI Reductions in State and County Requirements are Matched in Many of Districts; Final Fi gures on all Districts. A generally decreased tax load will be carried by all parts of Yavapai county this year. Not only has the state rate been reduced from 73 to 51 cents and the county rate from 60.6 to 49 cents, but most of the school districts have been able to cut their own rates by reason of greater state funds appor tioned this fall by Superintendent Elsie Toles, and also reductions in budget effected here. On the basis of the 49 cent county rate, which Clerk R. E. Donovan said yesterday would be re-checked but would in all probability, stand "as is," the Journal-Miner Is able to present its readers this morning with a com plete tabulation of rates of the various school districts, together with a comparison column showing last year's rates. In eight districts, the rate Is re duced. In three there were no taxes levied .for schools last year. In five, the rate is higher, due chiefly to levies for bond interest and sinking funds. ' Rates No. Name. 1922 1 Prescott $1.1525 1921 $1,371 .254 .118 6 9 10 11 15 16 22 23 28" 29 31 33 40 43 51 Cottonwood . Jerome Pleasant Valley Miller Valley Skull Valley Oak Creek Humboldt Kirkland .11 .0672 .21 1.497 .062 .17 1.43 .09 .71 .278 .597 i .255 . 1.32 .073 .48 .47 .428 .608 .213 1.28 Camp Verd Clarkdale Ash Fork Cedar Glade Seligman Mayer The Farms. .5077 .337 .601 .275 .342 BASIS OF DIf ORCE Unspecified acts of cruelty, but acts said to amount to inhumanity, are charged against Gladys May Cady in a complaint filed in the su perior court yesterday. The' Cadys were married at Red- dine. Calif., on July 10, 1910, and have a daughter, Evelyn, aged 11 They have no community property, the complaint says. The complaint adds that the de fendant lives at San Francisco. (Continued from page 1) cultural bloc in the house expressed approval of the agricultural, sugar and wool rates as fixed by the sen ate. It was the judgment of a ma jority of the conferees that the American valuation question would be the first subject coming up for settlement in the conference. Memorial to William A. Drake The Almighty has called to the Great Beyond William A. Drake, a distinguished, foremost pioneer of Arizona and the southwest, and an officer and director of the Yavapai County Chamber of Commerce since its inception. Born in New York in 1848, his life of fruitful service ended at his home in Prescott, Ariz., on August 19, 1922. He was noted for his ability as a master builder of railroads. For over 40 years, his energies were diverted to the locating, construction and operation of transcontinental railways. As engineer, superintend ent, general manager and vice-president In the service of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway company, and its subsidiaries in Arizona, he has left a, record that stands without a parallel in the railroad his tory of the southwest. He possessed a charming personality which won for him the high est respect of his associates and those in his employ. As a citizen, he was loyal and ardent to the governmtnt and to the state in all that those terms imply. His best energies were given un stintingly in civic affairs in the upbuilding of the people of this state and in the development of all its industries. As a pioneer, he was one of those who blazed the way for later generations. He endured the vicissitudes and hardships incident to the reclamation and upbuilding of new land. His faithfulness to duty was exemplified by his unceas ing attendance at meetings of this chamber and the conscientious per formance of any responsibility placed upon him. A kindly and devoted husband, a loving and generaus father, he was in the highest sense a typical American citizen, staunch, strong courageous; a man of affairs, true and upright, whose loss cannot be compensated. Now, therefore, the Yavapai County Chamber of Commerce, in af fectionate recollection of our departed member, resolves that this, its testimonial to his memory, be spread upon its minutes, and that copies hereof be delivered to his sorrowing wife and children, and to the press for publication. i I' 1 1 -Kr",f ifilr1 (These resolutions were submitted to the organization by Chair man Joseph H Morgan of the legislative committee.) T SCHOOL DISTRICTS SECOND CUT IS E (Continued from page oneD But they returned to Prescott yes terday with a different sort of er rand. Still advocating economy, they requested the board in a joint meet ing with the full membership of the highway commission, to vote $15,000 of the road fund to the completion of two roads in the Verde valley that could not be finished by the commis sion on account of the fact the roads had cost more than the funds appro priated for them by the voters in the bond issue election. Mr. Kehr and 'then Mr. Duffy stated that it would be possible, with funds available at once, to use the crews now finishing these roads to go on and complete the original pro grams. If, on the other hand, the roads are left uncompleted, great pressure will be brought to bear on the county and it will have to send Its own or other crews to finish the work. The cost of this method would be from 40 to 50 per cent greater than if the jobs are completed with the crews now" on duty. So, although there was an apparent demand for an increased expenditure of $15,000, in reality, it will amount to a saving of from $10,000 to $15, 000, it was explained. R. E. Moore, chairman of the highway commission, Chairman Midgley and others spoke for the motion, and it was passed. It was explained by Engineer Joe McCarthy that there were no roads on the Verde side where federal or forest aid money could be applied. Yet, the highway commission has ob tained about $700,000 of federal aid money to be spent in connection with the $1,500,000 bond issue. This amounts to a nearly 50 per ce'nt in crease. All but about $50,000, which is sup plied by the forest service, for the Fossil creek, road, will be applied on the Prescott-Ash Fork and Prcscott Wickenburg roads. Therefore, It was pointed out, it Is no more than fair to appropriate $15,000 additional for the Sedona and Cottonwood-Camp Verde roads, to save the already completed work from damage by weather. ' There was a disposition on the part'of the advocates of this measure to fear the effects of it, for the sec tional rivalry of olden days might crop up. But it was pointed out, it Is better to have a good road any where than to let partly finished .work be destroyed or damaged. A strong plea for maintenance of the new road system was made. This year, especially, with the roads new and soft, will require greater main tenance than any succeeding year. Stockers and Feeders In some cases stockers and feed ers sold 1U to la cents lower, but the bulk of the offerings was steady at last week's decline. Demand was large. Some country buyers were taking the common kinds at the low price level of last week but the prin cipal buying was In the better classes. OUT!