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Volume XXIX
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(Worthy Officer Receives Promotion
j( Will Ketlre from the U. S.
Army Next Year
Throughout Arizona it will be
gratifying to the host of friends
of Alexander O. Brodie to learn
flthat he was recently promoted to
the rank of colonel in the army,
which also gives him the addi
tional title of being an adjutant
'general. His commission date's
from August 24 of this year. He
is now on duty in San Francisco.
The Army and Navy Journal of
recent date gives the following
interesting biographical sketch of
this well known officer, who for
many years was a resident of
' "Colonel Brodie was born in
'Ohio November 13, 1849, and is a
graduate of the United States
Military Academy, class of 1870,
when he was promoted in the
army, June 20, 1870, second
lieutenant, first cavalry. He
first served on the frontier at
Camp Apache and later at other
posts in Arizona and Washington,
being engaged in Indian fighting
and other duty. He resigned
"from the army September 30,
1877, while holding the rank of
first lieutenant. Later he went
into the cattle trade, mining busi
ness and water storage, being the
superintendent of the Walnut
Grove Water Storage company,
near Prescott. He enlisted in the
army as a private in Troop M.,
Sixth U. S. cavalry, August 6,
1883, serving to February 4, 1884.
He was appointed major of the
First Volunteer, U. S. Cavalry,
known as the Rough Riders, May
,4, 1898, organizing the Arizona
?quota of the regiment at Whipple
Barracks. He took part with
his regiment in the Cuban cam
paign, and was wounded in the
action at lias Guasimas. He
was promoted lieutenant colonel
ot the regiment in August, 1898,
and was honorably mustered out
the following September. He re
?entered the regular army in Feb
ruary, 1905, when he was ap
pointed major and assistant chief
of records and pensions. He
served in the Philippine Islands
-from June 1, 1905, to June 14,
' 1907, as military secretary and
adjutant general, department of
the Visayas, and as a member of
the board of church claims. He
also, among other things, served
as adjutant general, department
of theDakotas. He was appointed
governor of the territory of Ari
zona before entering the military
service for the last time. He was
a delegate" to the national repub
lican convention in 1904, and was
defeated as the republican nomi
nee for delegate to congress from
Arizona in 1898."
Colonel Brodie retains valuable
mining interests in Yavapai coun
ty, and after his retirement next
year contemplates resuming oper
ations there.
Stranger Badly Injured
An unknown man about 35
years of age, asked permission of
Frank Bennett to sleep in "his
livery barn last Saturday night.
He made his bed down in the hay
mow upstairs and the next morn
ing Frank found him lying uncon
scious on the barn floor below.
Dr. Manning was called and
worked over him but was unable
to bring him back to conscious
ness and he is still unconscious
to date. Only a small bruise was
found at the corner of his eye,
but the doctor believes that his
fall caused concussion of the
There was nothing in the man's
possession to tell his name or to
indicate where he was from. He
1 had a number of jeweler's tools
and some pieces of cheap jewelry
in his possession but no money.
It is thought that he was walk
ing in his sleep during the night
and walk to the door and fell to
the floor. He was taken to the
county hospital for treatment.
Flagstaff Furnishes Fruit
Dr. E. S. Miller brought in
some real eatable apples raised
in Milton at the old D. M. Rior
dan residence near the A. L. &
T. mill. Raising an apple in
this altitude is a rare thing, con
sequently they are not exhibited
for size or beauty but just be
cause they grew here. During
different seasons small apples and
even cherries have been known to
mature on the old Switzer ranch
just east of Flagstaff, but condi
tions are such that the fruit in
dustry has never been attempted
on a large scale and our climate
would prevent making it profitable.
The new law regarding fees to
be paid into the office of the clerk
of the superior court went into
effect last week, as did the law
regarding fees in the probate
office. The new law does not ap
pear to be one that will work to
the interest of the county, and
seems to favor those who have
cases of most interest.
Heretofore there has been no
law regarding the sum of money
that should be deposited when
the suit was filed, for the purpose
of covering the court costs.
There was a ruling of the court,
and under this ruling $10 must be
deposited with each case filed
and $5 deposited with the de
fendant's answer. When the
costs went above the amounts
mentioned they were collected
and the money went into the
county fund.
Under the new law the court's
ruling is knocked out and the
same fees are required. But no
additional fee is required until
the fees amount to $30. That is,
all cases in which the fees run
over $10 and under $30 are paid
by the county, or, rather, the
county collects nothing for them,
and that amounts to the county
donating the costs.
If, however, in any case the
iees do not amount to the sum
deposited, the fee is not returned
but is kept by the county.
This will result to a big loss to
the county and will not be of
benefit to the person filing the
little suit, but it will benefit
many mining cases and cases in
which large amounts are involved.
Lively Oak Creek Paper
The "Oak Creek Telescope," a
handsome four column, all hand
printed newspaper, only one copy
extant, edited by Miss Groenen
dyke, is in possession of Mrs.
L. H. Thomas. The editress was
alive to all the doings on Oak
Creek and several of our celebri
ties who visited Oak Creek this
summer were much mentioned in
both prose and poetry. The one
copy will be jealously guarded by
the owner.
Coming Attractions
Walter Lowe of Chicago has
just finished arrangements with
Dr. R. H. H. Blame of the North
ern Arizona Normal School for
the Lyceum course, and the fol
lowing attractions have been se
cured: The Emily Waterman
Grand Concert Co.; Judge Geo.
D. Alden, lecturer, in "Needs of
the Hour;" Ralph Borgham Co.,
entertainers, and the Strollers Co.
in scenes from the different comic
and grand operas in cbstume:
also scene from "College Life"
this in the original Strollers
playing all the large cities. This
course is brought here with a
view of giving something educa
tional, as well as entertaining, so
each and everyone should do his
or her part.
Office Board of Supervisors Co-)
conino county, Sept. 23, 1912. j
Pursuant to Sec. 128, R. S. A.,
the board of supervisors met
today at 9 a. m. to canvass the
returns of the primary election held
on Sept. 10th. All returns having
been received, they proceeded to
make t h" e canvass. Present:
Members Bongberg and Shafer,
C. B. Wi'.son, county attorney,
and Clerk Brownell.
Upon motion, duly put and sec
onded, P. M. Shafer was appointed
acting chairman. They then pro
ceeded to canvass the returns and
determined the following result:
Tie whole number of votes cast
in the county was two hundred
and seventy-seven '(277).
The whole number of votes
cast for each candidate of each
political party was as follows:
George Babbitt, Democrat.. 79
Lysander Cassidy, " 34
John R. Hampton, " 60
W. E. Jones, " 80
W. A. O'Connor, " 37
E. A. Tovrea, " 7
W. T. Webb, " 40
Hoval A. Smith, Republican.. 71
Fred S. Breen, " 69
Walter Talbot, " 67
W.H.Anderson, " 1
John C. Greenway, Progressive 40
DwightB. Heard, " 38
E. S. Clark, ' .10
Paul E. White, Socialist.. 20
J. L. Brooks, " 19
E. B. Simanton, " 21
Carl Hayden, Democrat 116
Thomas E. Campbell, Repub
lican 67
Robert S. Fisher, Progressive, 40
A. Charles Smith, Socialist... 19
J. S. Brenneman, " I
E. T. McGonigle, Democrat.. 49
Edgar A. Brown, "...... 50
John W. Francis, " 53
J. E. Jones, " 57
Jas. Kennedy, " 39
W. M. Rittenhousc, " 37
L. S. Williams, " 39
R.B.Turner, Republican.. 4
M. I. Powers, " 35
E. A. Sliker, ' " 34
Leo Verkamp " 36
B. A. Cameron, " 34
J. R. Treat, ",.i 32
J. 0. Harrington, I" 34
Mike Riordan, ".t.... 1
A.W.Brown, n
Eben Greenlaw, " 1
O. II. Prysz, " 12
F.R.Ferguson, " 12
F. W. Smith, " 11
I.S.Amundsen, " 10
Harry Carter, Progressive 2
S. B. Gilliland, " 12
Hayes Weidner, " 4
Chas. Stemmer, " 2
George Rounseville, " 9
Ray Byers, Socialist.. 2
Geo. Lovell, " 7
L. O. Vandeventer, " 1
In witness whereof, these pres
ents are signed by the acting
chairman of the board of super
visors of said county, attested to
by the clerk, and the seal of said
county is hereto affixed on the
23rd day of September A. U. 1912.
Approved: -
P. M. Shafer,
Actg. Chairman.
C. H. Brownell, Clerk.
A Popular Couple Wed
A marriage of more than usual
local interest took place Wednes
day evenintr, Sept. 25, when Miss
Henrietta Willmunder and Mr.
August Dietzman were made man
and wife, Rev. C. P. Emery of the
Congregational church, officiatirig.
It was a home affair, only immedi
ate members of the families of the
contracting parties and a few
friends being present. Fred Wil
lmunder, a brother of the bride
acted as best man and Miss Mary
Dietzman, sister of the groom-as
bridesmaid. Following the mar
riage service, an elegant supper
was parta ken of.
Miss Willmunder, now Mrs.
Dietzman, is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. E. Willmunder, one of
the most highly respected families
of Gallup. For two years or more
she has held the position of book
keeper for the Gallup Mercantile
Co. and is held in high esteem by
a large circleof friends. Mr. Dietz
man is an employe of the Santa
Fe in the capacity of engineer in
the local yards and is a young
man of exemplary habits and good
standing in the community. They
start life together under auspicious
skies and with numerous friends
we join in extending congratu
lations and best wishes. After a
brief visit to California points,
they will return to Gallup and
makethis their home. Gallup
The wanderlust germs pervaded
the systems of Lester Power,
Hessie Griffin and a McKelvie
boy to such an extent that they
mounted their horses and without
the formality of bidding their
folks adieu, silently moped off to
the south seeking adventure.
They got as far as Camp Verde
when some inquisitive person in
quired into their intended mean
derings and brought them back
home. Being as how their ages
ranged from fifteen to eleven
years, they are not hardened sin
ners, but just a bunch of experi
ence hunters who wanted to test
the hard, hard world and see if
the young hero always found the
kind hearted folks to feed 'em
when they got hungry and worry
over them when they were sick.
The little excursion will undoubt
edly last the boys for some time
and convince them that young
heroes are not made as easily
as some story books would make
them believe.
There will be a "double-header"
on the Normal School grounds
this afternoon between the boys'
and girls' basket ball teams. It
is the annual try-out preliminary
to choosing a couple champion
ship teams for the southern games
this fall. The two girls' teams
will line up as follows:
Forwards Duffy and Hilty,
O'Donnell and Anderson.
Centers Hanley and Diamond,
St. Charles and Smith.
Guards L. Lee and Wade, E.
Lee and Smith.
Subs. Coulson and Hageley.
hoys' teams
Forwards Aubineau and Pul
liam, White and Akers.
Centers Brooks and LaPrade.
Guards Nelson and McDon
ald, Blome and Campbell.
Subs. McKirihey and Ellinger.
A spirited rivalry exists among
the players for places on the regu
lar teams, consequently there will
be plenty of ginger displayed.
A Herron Kills a Bear
Engineer Billy Herron decided
to let the old Santa Fe railroad
take care of itself for one day, and
last Saturday shouldered his old
trusty rifle and took a stroll over
Bill Williams, looking for big
game. He soon found what he
was looking for in the shape of a
big black bear and succeeded in
killing the animal, which weighed
about 400 pounds. Billy has the
bar's skin on exhibition to prove
his statement and expects to have
it tanned to send to his wife in
Los Angeles. Williams News.
Mrs. H. C. Hibbin left last
night for Mankato, Minnesota,
where she was called by the
serious illness of her mother.
Elmer Duffield, trainmaster on
this division, came in from the
Mormon Lake country Wednes
day evening. He had been doing
cowboy stunts among his cattle
for a couple weeks.
Henry Bubenheim returned from
Pan, Arizona, where he has been
using the name of the town to keep
the cement bridge gang in food.
In speaking of a recent hurry up
affair with which he was connected,
Henry said "I got out with one
shoe barefooted and the other in
my clothes," which was hurrying
Contractor Became Insane Suddenly in- Night
Startles Weatherford Hotel by Shdoting Up
Lobby-Killed by Deputy Sheriff
Frank Fairchilds
Henry Rockmark became
denly insane about one
o'clock t
Thursday morning, run amuck fairchild tried to shoot the gun
and was shot by Deputy Sheriff out of his hand, but failed, bitting
Frank Fairchild to protect himself , Rockmark in the leg. Fairchild's
and others. 1 un was an automatic and he
Rockmark was rooming at the nd four or five times in
Weatherford hotel. He seemed 'quick succession in attempting to
reosonably sane during the even- hit Rockmark's gun. Rockmark
ingand went to bed about 10 (fell in front of the office and was
o'clock. About 1 o'clock he got taken in, but lived only a short
up and fired three shots from his time after being shot, as the first
45 calibre six shooter in his room, bullet entered his left breast just
then started down the hall in 'his ( above the heart and ranged down
night clothes and reached the , wards.
office. In the office he kept ex- j Rockmark was a contractor and
claiming: "I want to kill that an intelligent appearing man, but
clerk!" By this time the house drank considerable. During the
was aroused. In the office he few days previous to the shooting
kept up his crazy mumblings and he did not drink as heavily as
shot twice at the head of the usual, but seemed partially de
stairs, which shots were on a line Rented, doing many strange
with anyone who attempted to ' things that were only noticed by
come down. Phil Rickel from ,
across the street heard the shoot
ing and called Deputy Sheriff
Frank Fairchild. In the mean
time Wm. Bosco, night bartender
the Commercial, was run out-
the office by Rockmark with
his gun. Fairchild secured the
assistance of John Woody and.
with Bosco, went back. Fair-
child told Rockmark to come out;
at first he refused, but in a mo-
to make him drop his
gun, but Rockmark seemed in
furiated at something and with a
cocked gun started for Fairchild.
Fairchild's shot seemed to stop
The Invaluable Broncho
When the Arizona broncho
wishes to be safe for you and for
himself, he is the safest thing in
the world; and when he wishes to
be unsafe, life is a merry chance.
I went up and down trails in Ari
zona which were almost perpendi
cular, and rough and stone strewn,
too, but there was little danger,
for the broncho had not the "ten
pound" but the "thousand-pound"
look. His nose is to the ground,
his eyes fastened on the trail, his
footstep the most beautifully care
ful thing the mind can conceive.
One foot, placed before another
eases, preserves the balance, ad
justs the weight for another; and
all this wonderful machinery of
equipoise, stability and safety you
feel working like a delicate ma
chine. Yet this sage pioneer of the trail,
with his meticulous care of you
and himself, was just a wild range
pony, hunted down by the range
rider, driven, coaxed or duped
into a corral, broken, saddled,
bridled and ridden all in one hour;
wrenched out of his wilderness,
having his heart broken and made
into a slave while you eat your
breakfast. He is not a beauty; he
is just a mongrel, but his legs and
his feet are made of iron and steel,
and the work he does over awful
trails, in a rough and ragged
country, strewn with stones and
flints and boulders and lava and
scrub, week after week, month
after month, and year after year,
would spoil the legs of a thor
ougbred in three days. Exchange.
M. E. Conference Appointments
Rev. C. M. Ross of the M. E.
church has been appointed to
Winslow at the recent Methodist
conference and Rev. Wright ot
Tucson has been assigned to
Flagstaff. The change in the
case of Rev. Ross was necessitated
on account of the illness in his
family requiring a lower altitude.
Rev. Ross is a fine man, an hon
est worker in his chosen field and
one who made many friends during
his stay in Flagstaff.
ment he came out flourishing his
gun, saying: "I'll get you fel-
lows out of here." Fairchild en-(of
sud-,him, but he crouched over, still
holding the gun. As he advanced
those who knew him. It is re-
ported that he fired a couple shots
in his room the night before at
some imaginary persons whom he
said was disturbing him.
1 he coroner's inquest was held
yesterday afternoon before Judge
Harrington. Alter hearing all
xhe witnesses, the jurv was out
but a few moments and returned
a verdict that the deceased came
to his death by gunshot wounds
from a gun in the hands of Deputy
j Sheriff Frank Fairchild, in course
his duty as an officer; that the
same was jusunaDie.
KocKmarK was a memuer ot tne
Odd Fellows and Elks lodges of
Prescott, so it is reported. He
had no known relatives in this
section of the country. .
Flagstaff Shooting Gallery
Best marksmanship for week
commencing Sept. 29, ending
Oct. 5: Prizes won by J. W.
Francis, Chas. Heston, John Hill,
John Piper, F. S. Breen, J. Car
ter. Best score, 24 out of a pos
sible 25. Hugh Hampsev,
Peculiar Sands of Painted Desert
The sands of the painted desert
collected by Mrs. A. F. Switzer
make a curious specimen of that
wonderland. There are over
twenty distinct colors of the sand
and when placed in a bottle sepa
rately make a fine showing. Few
people have realized that the
great painted desert is made up
of separate and distinct colors,
believing rather that the sun's
rays helped to make the beau
tiful effect.
W. C. T. U. Reception
The ladies of the W. C. T. U.
will give .a reception in honor of
their new officers in the parlor of
the Methodist church on ' next
Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 9th,
at three o'clock. Everyone who
is interested in what they are
doing supporting the free read
ing room, etc. are invited. We
would especially urge all mothers
to be there. A good program is
being prepared and refreshments
will be served. No admission.
Come and have a social time.
Large Class Confirmed
The Rt. Rev. J. W. Atwood, .
Episcopal bishop of Arizona, con
firmed a large class Sunday even- .
ing in the Elks hall. They were:
Messrs. Sheldon Bayless, John
Franklin, Harold Hess, Mrs.
Mary Clifford, Misses Leona Hoff
man, Bertie Owenby, Rachel Ste
vens, Nina Holbert, Helen Mc
Adow, Cecile Schulz and Mrs.
Theo. Brown.
The bishop will return in about
ten days to lay the corner stone
of the Episcopal church.
There will be services Sunday
morning in the Elks hall but none
in the evening.
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