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at. at in :.. T. to . tv ' j 'l 3 , - ! ' J I j PRES GOTT HAILS THE 0 ! j With 3,1 d,,e deference to the Past 1 efforts of Fourth of July committees, ; and to the many successful efforts in t . . tne preparation of celebrations, the ; , , . , .. ... i ' far in aJvance of aI1 Past displays that ; th,s particular feature is worthy of especial notice. At no time since prescott haa been a eountv seat lias there been the same taste and the same expense gone to as is shown this yar. The decoration of the county building was exepeted to be just what it is, and it is a most attractive feature of the evenir.g illumination, but others in the same line are a surprise to everyone who looked for the old-time bunting and flag idea. The first private ' 1'uilding to decorate with electric lights on a big plan was the Palace, and the outline of its front, when shown in incandescent globes was a pleasant surprise to all who saw it. After placing these lights to good effect a monster liberty bell made of j rgnt, white and blue paper was sus pended in the front of the bu ilding ov- later cov- er the upper porch. This was ered with a mass of electric lights, and the illumination is now second to none in the city. Up the street is seen a beautiful star made of differently colored lights in front of the Star saloon. This is also a handsome work of artistic electric decoration, and is the cause of much comment from visitors. The Bashford- Burmister company is in the lend, as usual, in preparing decorations, and their front is a picture. The light effects are superb, and the center piece showing an enormous star, enclosing the monogram of the company, is the most attractive part of the handsome display. The salesrodom of the Electrie light. company is decorated on the exterior in a novel manner, showing a mass of lights, placed to outline the front, these lights being arranged so that they change color at intervals, all making a most pleasing display. ' ' Probablv, one: of the most historical features of the Celebration. is;.Ti' fllg pol.l in front of the residence of Barney Smith, on West Gurley street. A hand some nag. floated over this old piece of Arizona timber, and there are few J who saw; it that knew its history. .1 This pole was cut by A. S. Clough, a pioneer in lf64, during the month of ! 8epumb-r. At the time he was chop-' 1 piug on. the tree a guard of six men i stood, ov him to prevent the Indians i making a rush upon the man who had j the. nerve to chop down a tree with hos- ,' tile Julians, all around him. It was 1 first ejtyted in front of the old Over- j . land- Stage office on Montezuma street, There it was used as a flagpole until the fim move was made to grade the streets, when it was taken from the earth asu. laid out on the plaza. Barnev Smith,, knowing the history of the old bit of .timber, finally bought it. and i planted it in front of the Cabinet sa- loon, where it stood about one vear. Later upon improving his home bu West Ourlev street, he moved it there to serve a a flagpole in front of his home. It happened that the first time he haJ occasion to raise the flat? nn the nole after moving it was when the news ef the death of President Mc-Kinlev was sent to Preseott. Yester- jdav this historic reminder of earlv days was surmounted with a handsome silken ' flag, and was one of the most interesting of all the displays of the j national colors a'mong those who knew the real history of this stick of tim- bi r. j In order to save the poltr in' its orig- final ts?e it has been necessary to wrap a part of it with wire, at a point where . . . . . jit has rotti.1. iut paint covers the i blemihhes, and the old standard is ! still crood t'or manv venis' service. j s,.,,,.TviBr Smith ui justly proud of ' ,u;s ,.a,Mf.,u 0f the olden time in ; Arii.ona ai.d huys he will take espe- i rial care to swrve it us loug as nos- i f le. j ' TTT TUT KTT TT") TU)1 ' l) A H -I Y KhKlT TFA1VT A A7 N PJPI? That iK'irtoii of the program :f most interest for the Crst day was the miners' drilling contest, the double-hand- j ed being billed for the morning. The entries were: Charles Shull and A. Gray; Gus Dahlin and Alex. Kyberg; Chauncy Townsend and Dick Schwanbeck. The teams drilled in the order named, and the contest was an unknown proposition until the last stroke of the hammer. Shull and Gray were the first to start iYS BIRTHDAY the competition, and made an excellent showing with 22 15-20 inches to their credit at the end of the alloted fifteen minutes. Their work was good throughout, and was warmly encored by the many friends of the contestants, who were in attendance to watch the game. Next came Dahlin and NybCrgj the "Swedes" from Walker, and from the manner in which they started and the way they changed steel it was a foregone conclusion that t hey would make a warm fight for first money, even although they failed to get it. At the end of the fifteen minutes the judges j announced that the team had drilled 1 30 7-10 inches, which was fully one inch more than their most hearty ad- mirers expected them to make. ! It is only fair to say the drilling team i in this contest did better work in the ! changing of drills than has ever, been j seen here. The entire set was chang- i ed without a stroke being missed and vithout a wrong move of any kind. Chauncv Townsend nad Dick Sehwan- i beck then took a chance, and to their j ! credit it must be explained that they ' Hol-' had neer had a moment's team prac- j tire, simply entering to fill out the con- test. Both men did fine hammer work.' ! an& despite the fact that Townsend was recently injured, and that Schwan-beck had done no actual drilling work for many" months, they secured-seeond . money, having made 4 6-10 inches in fifteen minutes, Judges of the contest were Charles Piatt, A. J. Doran, and M. "G. Burns, and nothing arose to call for the least ! difference of opinion or argument any question. A. A. Johns acted as starter and timekeeper, and i with'liisjtne customary adaptability for this'sort" of work, deported himself in a 'manner to' make his friends proud. ," V "" j to -v w DAHLIN TAKES SINGLE EVENT The singierhanded" contest "'wSs' pirH on promptly at 4 o'clock in' tbe after- hboh, and 'seven' df the er&ck diill men of this section were on hand to om-) rte foi" the monev. Fred Sehmmhpcfc was the first to make i trv, andr: Wei's ceeded in driving the "steel to" su;depth i of 11 7-10 inches. .Next tame Mi 4un-ij can, who was expected, to beat the. first record of the-day, but when tlm nhol- Was measured - it was found that-- he j had made but 11 6-10 inches. , Julius Warloup of McCabe wnsUhe j surprise of the day. and, he. had-vnofrl used his third change of drills.iiijril ic was plain that he would, mk: higM mark in the contest unless soiMtiirtg happened to interfere -W1TO Ore ITOTK,?. ; He made a splendid showing through j out, and the hole drilled -measure j 11-20 inches after the- lasrlow had ! hit the drill. , - .-. j ! Dick Schwanbeck. who is knowu - tO .be one of the best men with a-hH!nmer: i in this part of the count rv.- went' un i against the worst kind of hard Hick. His start was excellent, and up to the 4 ' seven minute mark he hiid a eompani- ! ; tive lead that would have won-jlnnH I the monev, but through Some '-fmilt- I i either in the rck or himMelf a hll. lie- ! came fast, and a second ami third ated the same way,-resulting in the ei ift-i Schwanbeck quitting. He had rrt&.V-t about 10 inches in the first nine:;min-- utes, and was on a fair "way to; beat the high mark, when the steel -wonlS not turn. It is at his request that it : is stated that the steel he' used wn? in? ! goo'd shape, sharpened by a blacksmith ? I at Dewev, and he believes he ran into"! : a soft spot in the rock that drove: tbef ! drills sidewise and of necessity wedgid-t I them. J i ,-. . ... ! (ius Daiiiin was tne nitii competitor;-, j and although he was one of -the win- : ninp team in the doublc-han. led contest.'1' ' he hit the high mark among all who 'entered, gttii;g first money. His work was steady, ail.l without fault through-" out. His change of drills was so quick that it conbl scarcely be seen, and at the finish he was credited with having ' drilled 15 11-20 inches. Alex.. Xy-.: berg, his partner in the morning con- test, followed, and did good work in i the single-handed competition, drilling , 14 5-10 inches. M. Martinez was the, ! last to enter the eoutest. and finished without a show for the money, the i measurement showing but 10 7-10 ins.' It may be of interest to explain that since the granite block has been used for contests, it having been placed on the plaza two years ago. the record for the double-handed contest is 34 3-10 inches, for the single-handed, 17 5-8 inches The world's record of 45 inches was made by Chamberlain and Make at El Paso. The drilling was done in granite, from Gunnison, Colorado, which is much softer than the i j : j i 1 1 t I ( j . ; ; ' :

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  1. Weekly Journal-Miner,
  2. 05 Jul 1905, Wed,
  3. Page 5

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