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Largest Weekly Circulation in
Northern Arizona
A Modern Printery
Official Stock Paper of Northern
Fine Commercial Printing
Volume XXIX
Number 46
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' More than 50,000 acres of land
lying along the Little Colorado
river, in Coconino and Navajo
counties, will be thrown open to
settlement shortly. This land
'was withdrawn from entry several
years ago, for reclamation purpo
ses. Some time ago 'the reclamation
service gave up all the idea of an
irrigation project anywhere along
the Little Colorado. There are
several dam sites, but no great
amount of water can be im
pounded. There are so many
other favorable sections for re
clamation work that it was decided
to reopen the land that had been
The local officials of the recla
mation service have been re
quested to look over their maps,
1 plats and reports and designate
all dam sites, power sites and
reservoir sites that should be re
tained by the government. Such
sites are not to be restored to
entry, but will be reserved, in
conformity with the government's
conservation policy.
Land attorneys state that there
is widespread demand for land in
the area withdrawn from entry.
It is largely through the efforts of
attorneys and intending settlers
that steps have been taken to re
open the land to settlement.
Normal Lecture Course
Get ready to buy your tickets
for the Normal school lecture
course. Under the auspices of the
Normal, Flagstaff is to have a
high class lecture course this year,
there are to be four numbers in
. , eluding some of the very best
lyceum talent in the country. No
one can afford to miss one of these
lectures or entertainments. First,
there are the Jolly Strollers Quar
tette, boys who appear in costume
and simply take the audience by
storm with their pleasing ways.
Then, there is Emely Waterman
Concert Company, consisting of
a reader, a pianist and a soloist.
These people are artists of no
little repute and it is indeed for
.tunate that we were able to secure
them for this course. Hon. Geo.
D. Alden, a lineal descendant of
the John Alden of Plymouth fame.
He will give a lecture which is
pronounced by those who have
"heard him as one of the very best
being given today. Those who
love fun and who does not?
will be delighted with Ralph Burg
ham, the "funny feller," an un
rivalled entertainers who is to
appear in one of his best sketches,
Burgham is an impersonator, a
violinist, a vocalist and he does
all with equal facility and ease.
This course, of superior quality as
it is, must necessarily be put on
only at great expense. Dr. Blome,
however, knows that the people
of Flagstaff like good things, and
planned theses attractions with
the certainty that there would be
a ready and hearty response and
support on the part of the towns
people. These lectures and en
tainments are clean, wholesome,
and educational, just the kind that
we want to attend.
Will Lay Corner Stone Sunday
Sunday morning Bishop Atwood
will preach at the 11 o'clock
service in the Elk's hall and in
the afternoon at 3 thirty
o'clock the Bishop will conduct
"the service at the laying of the
corner stone of the new Episcopal
Seats will be in readiness on
the rough floor, which is already
in place. The bishop will be as
sisted by Archdeacon Meade and
the clergy of the other churches
here in Flagstaff.
The congregations of the sev
eral churches in Flagstaff are cordially-invited
to be present.
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A Pleasant Surprise Party
Eugene Phelan was pleasantly
surprised on Monday evening, by
a jolly crowd of young folk. The
occasion 'of the event was that
of his twenty-first birthday an
Those who participated in the
event were. Gertee Jones, Esther
Veit, Viola Thomas, Gertrude
Wetherow, Marcella and Virgina
Phelan. Henry Beeson, Fred
Thompson, Harrie Coalter, Albert
Dennis, Eugene and Dan Phelan.
General Passenger Agent Byrne
of trie Santa Fe, went through
Flagstaff Tuesday with General
Manager Hibbard and other offi
cials. During their short stop
here Mr. Byrne took occasion to
highly compliment the bracing
atmosphere of Flagstaff, and in
timated that it would be one of
the big summer resorts of the west
if properly advertised.
There are thousands of people
among our hundred million pop
ulation, with plenty of money,
looking for just such a place as
Flagstaff to spend their summer.
Brief Sketch of the Life of the Re
publican Candidate for Congress
Thomas Edward Campbell was
born in Prescott, Arizona, Jan
uary 1878 cf Scotch-Irish parents.
He was educated in the public
schools of Prescott and St.
Mary's College in Oakland, Cali
fornia, giving particular attention
to the study of economics and
engineering. He was assistant
postmaster at Prpscott from 1894
to I090f acting postmaster at
Jerome two years and later ap
pointed postmaster. He resigned
to take charge of mining interests
in Yavapai and Gila counties, and
is now an active mine owner and
manager. In 1900 he was elected
to the lower house of the 21st
legislature and had the distinction
of serving on-the Judicial Educa
tional and Appropriation cemmit
tees the three most important
committees. He was a leader in
all the labor legislation introduced
in that session and largely instru
mental in securing the passage of
the eight hour law; was an ardent
advocate of Woman's suffrage,
and was a hearty supporter of the
Fowler irrigation laws out of
which grew the great Roosevelt
dam project. He has ever been
actively in favor of all progressive
educational laws and laws govern
ing public expenditures.
In 1907, owing to his special
interest and endeavor along the
lines of equal and just taxation,
was appointed assessor of Yavapai
county, was reappointed in 191 1
and for splendid services was
elected by a handsome majority
December 1911, receiving the
highest vote of any man on either
ticket, an endorsement of his work
of which any man should be justly
proud. He was mainly instru
mental in the organization of the
Assessors' Association of the
state, elected its first president
and re-eiected at the second an
nual meeting. As the head of this
association, he mainly, compiled
the revenue laws of the first ses
sion of the state legislature. He
is at present a member of the
National Tax Association and was
twice Arizona's representative to
that conference. Mr. Campbell is
rated as one of Arizona's foremost
experts on the question of taxa
tion, and his efforts have always
been to secure a just tax and an
equal one for both rich and poor.
Mr. Campbell has a happy fam
ily with two young sons, Allen and
Brodie, aged n and 9 years re
spectively. He was married in
1900 to Miss Elanor Allen of Jer
ome. Their present home is in
Prescott, the town of Mr. Camp-
bell's birth. He is also interest
ed in cattle and ranching, and
fecitiously adds: "I have never
been in iail. don't owe anybody
any money, that I know of.thougb)
I have but little of that commodity
on hand." ' ' '-
Congressmae Carl Hayden and
Presidential Elector Wiley Jones
held forth at the court house Tues
day evening to a good audience.
Thos. Flynn introduced the speak
ers and made a short address. He
was followed by James L. Byrns,
Congressman Hayden and Wiley
. The main argument of all those
except Hayden, was in showing
the inconsistencies of Roosevelt
and his vagaries were lambasted
to a finish. Mr. Tones seemed to
take particular delight in handing
out warm statements, proving
that Teddy was the greatest "I
am-er" in all history from the
time of Cesar to the days of Na
poleon. Congressman Hayden
endeavored to show cause for
voting for the reduction of the
tariff on wool and seemed plaus
able, but the people of Arizona
don't want a reduction. Hayden
is a pleasant talker and generally
popular with the people, but when
it comes to a question of prosper
ity he is on the wrong side of the
fence and it will be difficult to
convince stockmen that taking the
tariff off their products will help
them to any extent. It is not a
.personal matter but a question
concerning the pocket books of
the people that is of vital inter
est. -,(
Congressman Hayden and Mr.
Jones left Wednesday morning,
for Williams where a meeting was
held that evening.
Da Silva Council Knights of
Columbus are preparing Colum
bus Day exercises to take place
Saturday evening at the Majestic
theater. Attorney General George
Purdy Bullard of Phoenix and
Hon. R. E. Morrison of Prescott
will make addresses suited to (he
occasion. A musical program is
also being arranged. The normal
school and the students of St.
Anthony's academy will also take
part in the entertainment and
special Columbus pictures will
be put on by Manager Ryan.
The program will begin at 9
o'clock after the first show. The
public is cordially invited.
Social Work But No Home
It is a sad commentary on the
intelligence of American women
that so many of them have thrown
themselves headlong into move
ments for civic betterment and in
dustrial welfare, who have turned
their backs upon sons and daugh
ters pining for companionship
through some of the hardest hours
in their existence. Nothing more
illogical could be imagined than a
woman going down to rescue un
fortunates in the slums, whose
daughter is flirting with the ash
man out of a boarding-school win
dow; yet such things have been
known. This same well meaning
mother may have lost, years ago,
when her daughter was little more
than a child, through some stupid
act of anger or neglect, the hold
over the girl's heart which was
necessary for a maturer influence.
Oh, the legions of silly women
who accept without question the
dictum of a bad of agitators re
garding the use of their "leisure,"
produced by the abolition of the
loom and the soap-pot from the
homel It is easy to think that
serving on a committee for the in
vestigation of the safety of shop
girls is a noble work, and that
reading your fourteen-year-old
boy's composition on steam en
gines is a trivial. The purpose
of one is obvious and mighty; the
significance of the other subtle
and far-distant. Yet it is a wise
mother who leaves the shop-girls'
safety to grandmothers and spin
sters, and concentrates bravely
mpon the steam engine. me
Drifting Daughter," in The Ladies
World for October.
Chemist Train Ditched
The special train carrying the
members of the Chemest So
ciety, making a tour of the west,
was ditched west of Ash Fork
Sunday in about the same locality
that No. 4 was wrecked Saturday.
Soft track on the new grading
slid the train into the ditch, but
did not injure anyone. Traffic
was blocked again for a day.
Heavy rains of the past few days
have made the new grading very
soft and the heavy trains on curves
makes going dangerous.
There is no good reason why
Coconino county should not have
a fine exhibit of its products at
the State Fair this year. Our
ranchers have the goods in plenty
to show and any selections made
can be turned over to George
Babbitt, county lair commissioner,
who will be pleased to care for
them and see that they are prop
erly placed on exhibition.
Our southern neighbors know
we have sheep, cattle and timber
in plenty and have heard that we
raised good potatoes in years
gone by, but very few know of
the splendid ciops of other kinds
that are being raised by dry farm
ing process during the past few
years. Hundreds of ranches have
beentaken up during the past few
years and abundant crops of all
kinds have been raised. The
rancher should take sufficient
pride in his achievements to tel
the rest. of Arizona and the coun
try at large know what we are
doing. It is worth the effort and
each one should have some'special
thtagthat will look well with the
balance of exhibit.
Cold storage will be furnished
free for such exhibits as need to
be cared for that way and an ex
pert will look after them for you
if yob will bring in the goods.
Hon. Tom E. Campbell, the
republican candidate for congress,
spoke in Flagstaff Wednesday
evening. In spite of the inclem
ent weather there was a good
sized audience at the court house,
and each one was interested in
arguments made. Judge E. M.
Doe as chairman, spoke first
devoting his argument to the tariff
question with telling effect. He
pointed out that the country was
prosperous under existing condi
tions and that during Clevelands
administration there was a wide
spread panic, that sheepmen and
cattlemen could well remember.
Mr. Campbell while not claim
ing to be an orator, is a pleasing
talker and- was given an ovation
when he was introduced by Judge
Doe. He briefly outlined the
policy of the republican party and
pledged himself to stand for the
best business interests of the
state. He could not account lor
the desirebr necessity of a change
from oiff present prosperous con
dition unless it was for the polit
ical profit of a few men who
wanted office.
District Attorney C. B. Wilson
was next iutroduced and gave his
reasons in brief for being a re
publican and why he believed
others should do the same.
Mr. Campbell was well pleased
with the political situation in the
north and with the hearty recep
tion given him in the different
places he had been. He left
Thursday morning for Williams
where a meeting was held in the
The new Skylight City Band
was out and was highly compli
mented for their work, having
been kicked into shape on such
short notice by Prof. Scholes.
Roberts. Fisher, of t Phoenix,
the progressive candidate for
congress, spoke at the court house
last Friday night to a fair sized
audience. He is an eloquent
talker,even though his progressive
ideas smack strongly of pure
socialism; he agreed, however,
that big business was necessary,
but should be controlled by the
people. His charge, however,
that all trust leaders were either
for Taft or Wilson does not seem
to fit with the fact that Perkins of
the harvester trust and Flinn of
the political trust and others of
like financial standing were back
ing Teddy with all kinds of money.
The tariff was fully treated in
the statement that the progressive
party stands for a downward re
vision of the tariff on swollen
wealth, but for the maintenance
of the tariff of the struggling in
dustries of the men who take and
those who seek to take from na
ture the products of the soil. He
referred to the recent statement of
Henry Ashursi that he did not
care for the sheepmen, but rather
for the people who wore woolen
clothes. This, said the speaker,
is-the logic of treason to Arizona,
for a similar statement would 'ap
ply to cattle, lumber, copper and
farm products, so that all that
Arizona has would be destroyed.
He said that he would think Mr.
Ashurst would be ashamed to
meet a sheep in the road and that
he would become famous forever
as "Sheep-eyed Henry."
He is a witty.entertaining talker
and in a better cause would make
a good run.
Meeting of The Blue and Gray
A prominent number on the
program in "The Carnival of
Entertainment" which will be
seen at the Majestic Theatre Fri
day night, Oct. 11, is a musical
and drill sketch entitled "The
Meeting of The Blue And Gray."
A large chorus in uniforms of blue
and gray will participate in this
grand spectacle, neither time nor
expense having been spared to
make and secure proper costumes,
arms and other paraphernalia used
to perfect its presentation. Every
true spirited American witnessing
this number cannot help but give
vent to his emotions, for it is not
the victor meeting the vanquished,
the conquerer the conquered, but
a panoramic view of what is
actually transpiring today between
North and bouth, Americans meet
ing Americans.
Recently a Washington tele
gram, running in the daily news
papers, conveyed the following
startling information:
Physicians and philanthopists
composing the American Federa
tion of Sex Hygiene, of which
Dr. Charles W. Eliot, president
emeritus of Harvard, is president,
produced the following figures,
that show when it comes to spend
ing the American citizen is the
prize performer of the world: Gay
living costs Americans every year
$8,000,000,000; spent in the fol
lowing ways: Intoxicating liquors,
$2,000,000,000; tobacco, $1,200,-
000,000; jewelery and plate, $800,
000,000; automobiles, $500,000,000
church work done, $250,000,000;
confectionery, $200,000,000, soft
drinks, $120,000,000; tea and
coffee, $100,000,000; millinery,
$90,000,000; patent medicines,
$80,000,000; chewing gum, $18,
000,000; and foreign missions,
Well, now, then, will some
sapient sociologist please arise in
his place and tell a waiting world
why all those things were made
but to be used and consumed?
Suppose the American people do
expend eight billion dollars every
year. The raising, making
marketing all the various com
modities named gave employment
to millions of operatives, and
business to hundreds of thousands
of manufacturers and merchants,
giving them all opportunity and
wherewith to bear their shares in
the enormous expense presented.
Sociologists and statisticians who
seem to think production of com
modities the chief end and aim of
life and their consumption a sin,
give an ordinary observer the "bac
ka che." Nogales Oasis.
When the business men's trade
excursion arrives in Arizona next
week from EI Paso, there will be
on board three men from the El
Paso Herald.H. southwest's
greatest paper.. H. D. Slater, edi
tor in chief; G. A. Martin, news
editor, and H. H. Fris, manager
of the outside circulation depart
ment, will bi with the El Paso
boosters. The El Paso Herald
is a great booster for the entire
southwest and takes every oppor
tunity to place before the world
the advantages of this section.
Its staff members spend much
time traveling over the southwest,
writing of the developments and
general growth of the different
sections. To get more data and
more pictures of the same work
and at the same time to meet and
get acquainted with 'the people,
these busy members of The Her
ald staff are taking the trip with
the trade excursion.
George Knox made a business
trip to Williams the early part of
the week.
The contest for the Arizona
Queen at the State Fair will close
on October 20th. Alf votes" for
favorites should be in by that
Thos. Slattery was awarded the
contract for the plumbing work in
the new addition to the Emerson
school. The price was approxi
mately $4,100.
S. L. Finley has put a new
temporary glass front in his store
building, which will lighten things
up until he rebuilds the front ot
his store next spring.
Remember the Masquerade
Ball given by the Fraternal Broth
erhood at the Majestic Oct. 31,
1912. Ladies and gentlemen cor
dially invited. Admission $1.00.
Spectators 25c.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Houghey
who have been visiting Mrs.
Houghey's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Jack Isbcll, the past six weeks,
will leave for their home in Los
Angeles tomorrow. Mr. Houghey
is a conductor on the Southern
Pacific railroad.
Senator A. A. Worsley of
Tucson, Attorney General Bullard
and Speaker Sam Bradner, will
speak at the courthouse this even
ing on the proposed constitutional
amendements to be voted on
November 5th, next.
Senator Worsley says the meet
ing will be non-political, and refer
only tovthe proposed amendments.
It is understood that Senator
Worsley will an Womans suffrage,
Bradner on railroad laws and
Bullard on other proposed amend
ments. They are all good talkers.
Lostflis Right Eye
Ole B. Anderson, a logger work
ing at A. L. &T. camp 1, had his
right eye put out last week by
a flying piece of iron from a wedge
he was driving in a tree. The
flying piece was driven into the
eye ball and was removed with
great difficulty. He was taken to
Phoenix Wednesday night for
treatment by a specialist.
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