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fit of the legislature, even' sort of information that can be of any value
and there is a world of it but is building the foundation of what
it is thought will be the greatest, most comprehensive and most per-
fectly systematized State Land Office in the Union. When the exami-
nation now being made of school lands is complete, and the institu-
tional grant lands shall have been selected, the land office records will
show, in the most intelligible and comprehensive form, all that any-
one could possibly wish to know about any sub-division thereof.
Whether the lands are to be sold or leased, or both, there need be no
guesswork. What each tract is good for, what it contains and what
it is worth, can be told, and reliably, at a glance. Nor is this all.
The Land Commission considers state-building to be its chief duty,
and is therefore gathering information which will enable it to make
accurate and intelligent reply to the thousands of queries that will
doubtless come to it from all quarters, whether such inquiries relate
to state lands, government lands, or lands in private ownership, or to
general or local conditions. There will be accurate data regarding
irrigation enterprises completed, undertaken or projected and irri-
gation possibilities; regarding the industries in which Arizona is con-
cerned, and the adaptability of the different sections to their develop-
ment ; regarding everything of value to the prospective homeseeker,
investor or business man. In short, the Land Commission proposes to
know all there is to know about Arizona, to record the facts in get-at-
able form, and to use them to the state's best advantage. It is a great
and inspiring work, which has been entered upon with enthusiasm,
and is being carried forward vigorously and optimistically.

MULFORD WINSOR, chairman of the State Land Commission, was
born in Jewell City, Kansas, May 31, 1874. His father was
editor of the Jewell City Republican, and when but seven years
old, he began to get an insight into the work of a newspaper office,
and much of his education was obtained in this way. In 1885 the
family moved to Fort Smith, Arkansas, where he worked at the
printing trade and attended high school while serving as journeyman
printer. With politics as with newspaper work, he early acquired a
thorough knowledge of the subject, and since his coming to Arizona
he has been a remarkable influence in the Democratic party, an in-



flue nee distinguished by his consistent advocacy of progressive prin-
ciples. He came to Prescott in 1892, where he remained two
years, and then removed to Yuma. In journalism he is a leader in
the state, and a writer of exceptional ability, being both fluent and
accurate. Mr. Winsor was the first historian of Arizona, and his
work in this particular is widely known. In 1896 he established The
\ uma Sun, and he has also owned and edited The Tucson Citizen,
Phoenix Enterprise, and Daily Globe, of Globe. As editor of the
latter paper he wrote the first editorials appearing in the state advo-
cating the Initiative, Referendum and Recall, and calling upon the
Democratic party to champion the cause of popular government in
connection with the work of framing Arizona's constitution. He was
selected in Yuma county as delegate to the Constitutional Conven-
tion, and was Chairman of the Committee on Legislative Departments,
which had charge of the Initiative and Referendum Article of the
Constitution. Mr. Winsor was secretary to Governor Hunt until his
appointment as member of the Land Commission. He is a member of
the Yuma Lodge of Elks, and has served as District Deputy Grand
Exalted Ruler, the highest honor to be conferred by this order in the

WILLIAM A. MOODY, member of the State Land Commission, is
a native of Nevada, and son of William C. and Cynthia Damron
Moody, pioneers of that State. He was born June 28, 1870. In
1886 he came to Arizona, and for one year studied in the Latter Day
Saints' Academy at Thatcher. He was married June 4, 1894, to
Ella Adelia Williams at Thatcher. Shortly afterward they went to
the South Sea Islands and he spent almost four years there as mission-
ary in Samoa without mercenary compensation, during which time
he learned to read and write the language of the natives, and for two
years at his own expense taught a free school. Here Mrs. Moody
died in 1895, leaving one daughter, Hazel, who was born in Samoa,
May 3, 1895. Before she was a year old, Mr. Moody sent her in
care of returning missionaries to Arizona, a distance of about seven
thousand miles. On May 17, 1899, he was again united in marriage,
to Sarah E. Blake, and of this union there are six children, viz : Ruth,
Adelia, Flora, Mabel, Rupert and Alton. Mr. Moody says he wills
that human beings shall be, and that they shall be happy. In 1898
he was appointed to fill a vacancy caused by the death of Judge Dam-
ron in the office of Probate Judge and ex-Officio County School Super-
intendent, and was twice elected to succeed himself. At the end of
the year 1902 these offices were separated, and Mr. Moody was twice
elected to the office of County Superintendent. In August, 1900, he
conducted the first summer school held for teachers in Graham
County, and possibly in the Territory. Aside from his political ac-
tivities he is prominently identified with the commercial life of the


state. He was one of the organizers, and is now general manager of the
Mt. Graham Lumber Company, which built the first and only lum-
ber flume in the state. It is seven miles long and conveys the lumber
from the top to the base of Mt. Graham, and is one of the most
important industries of the Gila Valley. He is also President of the
Thatcher Implement and Mercantile Company, a stockholder in the
Bank of Safford, and owns a farm of 280 acres, as well as other val-
uable property in the state. Mr. Moody has been for the most part
educated by self effort, and for years has followed a regularly defined
course of study. Active in church affairs all his life, he has been
steadily promoted from minor positions in the Church to that of Stake
Superintendent of The Young Men's Mutual Improvement Associa-
tion of the Thatcher Ward, and under his leadership, the people of
Thatcher have built, by popular subscription, one of the most mag-
nificent churches in the state. Responding to a call from the First
Presidency of the Church, again Mr. Moody took his departure for
the South Sea Islands, this time to preside over the Samoan Mission,
including the Friendly Islands, where his duties necessitated a great
deal of traveling, the two missions aggregating over forty thousand
miles, the expenses of this traveling being chiefly met by himself.
Here he not only had charge of the spiritual activities of the mission,
but also the general management of two large cocoanut plantations
covering about 1,215 acres, from which he cleared a dense growth of
tropical timber in order to plant the land to cocoanuts, with the idea
of making the mission self-sustaining. During this stay of two years
and nine months, in addition to the above, he established thirteen new
branches of the church and in each of them a free public school, erected
several commodious school and mission buildings, and did a great
many other things of minor importance. Through these varied ex-
periences and responsibilities Mr. Moody has acquired an unusual
breadth of thought and stability of character, w r hich are of immense
value in his official capacity.

CY BYRNE, a member of the State Land Commission, is especially
well qualified for the duties of the office, since he was connected with
the Forestry Service for a number of years, and also traversed many
miles through Arizona while a member of the Territorial Rangers,
having served two years in that capacity before he became affiliated
with the National Forest work. Mr. Byrne is a native of the Buckeye
State, having been born in Sandusky in 1871. He has been identified
with many enterprises since coming to Arizona and has an excellent
idea of the values of land throughout the State. He came to Arizona
in 1894, worked in the Black Warrior and the Old Dominion Mines
for some time, after which he entered the employ of the Old Domin-
ion Commercial Company. He has had practical experience as a
miner, having prospected for several years, and is still interested in a


number of valuable claims in the Superior District. As Land Com-
missioner he brings to the office a fund of experience gained in the
various enterprises where first hand knowledge of the worth of the
land can best be obtained ; and to this may be added his experience in
Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, where he was engaged in the cattle
business for some time. As Deputy Sheriff of Gila County he was
known as an energetic and fearless officer. He is closely identified
with the fraternal life of the State, being a thirty-third degree Mason
and a member of the B. P. C). E. As a Democrat of the progressive
type he took an active part in the Statehood campaign, and later in
the choosing of the officials to govern the new State, and he ranks as
one of the leaders of the progressive democracy of Arizona.

LEROY AUSTIN LADD, secretary to Governor Hunt, is another ex-
ample of the young man who survives hard knocks by regarding them
as simply part of the game of getting ahead. His chief inheritances
were a mind of his own and good health to back it up in emergencies,
two important adjuncts to success which he still retains. The hard
knocks were an education in themselves, for to the young man prop-
erly constituted mentally they reveal the common experience of mil-
lions, and start deep thought in regard to national and state problems
bearing upon adequate reward for honest work, and the square deal
in short, the great problem of humanity as it should be presented and
solved in a country like ours. Leroy Ladd was born in Duanesburgh,
New York, October 25, 1884, on the family homestead, which was
part of a large land grant ceded to one of his ancestors, as reward for
services performed during the French and Indian War. His father
was a stockman, making a specialty of thoroughbred horses, a number
of which made enviable track records. But the subject of this sketch
had a more strenuous experience in store than is usually afforded by a
comfortable homestead, and at the age of six was introduced to the
outside world, when his father left New York and went to Connecti-
cut, Oklahoma and Nebraska, pursuing his accustomed business. His
father was also active in political life, served three successive terms as
Mayor of Bloomfield, Connecticut, and in Oklahoma took an active
part in public affairs. Leroy Ladd was educated in the schools of New
York and Connecticut, was graduated from the public high school at
Hartford, and then spent one year at Leland Stanford, Jr., Univers-
ity. Following this a year was spent ranching in Oklahoma and the
Indian Nations, but the desire for more education being strong, he left
the ranch to enter Trinity College, Hartford, Conn., where he re-
mained three years and was graduated with honors in psychology and
philosophy. Newspaper work then attracted him and he became asso-
ciated with the staff of the Hartford Daily Courant. Commencing as
general reporter, he later did special writing, and was soon holding



the positions of staff correspondent and automobile editor. Subse-
quently for about a year, he was on the staff of the San Francisco
Chronicle. On locating in Globe, Arizona, he served in turn as editor
and editorial writer of the Silver Belt. Later he organized the Globe
Bureau of Mines, a syndicate which supplied accurate news and spec-
ial articles on Arizona mines for
mining and financial journals,
the influence of which was ap-
parent in discouraging wildcat
schemes. Mr. Ladd served as
president and manager of the en-
terprise, and many articles were
published over his name by lead-
ing financial papers. In connec-
tion with this he established the
Mining News Letter, which at-
tained a circulation of 5,600
weekly within four months, and
the publicity this afforded was
of untold benefit to the Globe-
Miami district. Mr. Ladd's ad-
vent into the political life of
Arizona occurred soon after his
arrival in Globe, where he or-
ganized and was president of the
"Young Turks," an organiza-
tion enlisted to fight for clean
politics and progressive princi-
ples. It was the first political
organization in Arizona to de-
clare for the initiative, referen-
dum and recall. Its members took an active part in the election of
delegates to the Constitutional Convention from Gila County, and
every candidate they supported after the primaries was elected. Mean-
while, other counties in Arizona had organized along similar lines,
and the movement had widespread influence in behalf of the progres-
sive cause. During the campaign of the first general election of state
officers, Mr. Ladd was publisher and editor of the Daily Globe, which
most effectively aided the cause of the progressive Democrats, every
one of whose candidates was elected in Gila County. When the first
State Legislature convened in March, 1912, Mr. Ladd covered the
proceedings for the Associated Press, and before its adjournment in
June, 1912, he was appointed to his present position, Secretary to Gov-
ernor Hunt. In performing the various duties of this position, which
has been filled to the entire satisfaction of those concerned, he has dis-
played not only marked ability but the utmost tact and courtesy.



JESSE LAWRENCE BOYCE, Secretary of the State Tax Commission
and Board of Equalization, was born at Las Vegas, N. M., October
20, 1881, but the next year the family removed to Arizona, which has
since been their home. His parents are Cormick E. and Martha
Murray Boyce. They set-
tled in Williams, where
his father became one of
the prominent merchants
and took an active part in
politics. Here Jesse Boyce
was educated, and he num-
bers among his early teach-
ers the Honorable Henry
D. Ross, now Associate
Justice of the Supreme
Court, and Honorable
George U. Young, former-
ly Secretary of the Terri-
tory of Arizona, under
whom he was graduated at
the age of twelve years. He
also had one year at St.
Michael's College, Santa
Fe, N. M. ; then worked in
sawmills for a while, and
at the age of fifteen was
punching cows. He later
attended St. Vincent's Col-
lege, Los Angeles, from
which he was graduated in
the Commercial Class in
June, 1900; again entered
the same College, and was
graduated in 1903 with the degree Bachelor of Science, and received
the medal awarded for the highest average in the class, and was second
in standing in composition and elocution. During his term at college
he took a leading part in all the dramatic performances, frequently
playing leading parts, and was tackle on the football team for three
seasons. After leaving college he took an active part in the stock
business and was engaged in riding ranges for a year. His next move
was to the logging camps of Northern Arizona, where he spent two
years. In 1906 he was nominated on the Democratic ticket for Re-
corder of Coconino County against a Republican, who had held the
office for six years, and Mr. Boyce was elected by 150 majority; he
was re-elected for the succeeding term by 350 majority, and held the
office until Arizona became a State. At the beginning of 1907 he



moved to Flagstaff, which has since been his home. In June of the
same year he was married to Miss Mavie Patterson. He is a member
of the Knights of Columbus, Da Silva Council 1229, Flagstaff, and
of the B. P. O. E., No. 499, Flagstaff. He was appointed to his pres-
ent position May 18, 1912, upon recommendation of Governor Hunt.

Frank S. Ingalls

FRAXK S. IXGALLS, Surveyor General, was born in Maine in 1851.
His father, B. F. Ingalls, \vas a descendant of Edmund Ingalls, who
landed in Massachusetts in 1629 a member of Captain Endicott's
Company, and who was during the severe Puritanic reign fined two
shillings for carrying an armload of wood on Sunday. Captain
Ingalls' mother, formerly Miss Sophronia Thomas, was also a
descendant of Puritan stock. Captain Ingalls received the benefit
of the common schools, after which he entered the University or
California. He was a classmate of John Hays Hammond, James
Budd (afterward Governor of California) and other equally promi-
nent men. He married before completing his course at the Uni-
versity. His wife was Madora Spaulding, daughter of N. W.


Spaulding, a prominent Californian. Her father was several
times Mayor of Oakland, Cal. ; was U. S. Sub-Treasurer at San
Francisco, and one of the best known men in California. He w r as a
33d degree Mason and prominent in other organizations. Captain
Ingalls is serving his third term as Surveyor General, which will
expire in 1916. He has held practically all the political offices in
the County of Yuma, as well as being Mayor of the city of that name,
and served as a member of the Territorial Legislature. He came. to
Arizona as a young man, in 1882, and has been actively identified with
the advancement and upbuilding of the Territory since that time. He
served as Assistant Secretary of the Territory when he first came to
Arizona, and has since been connected with its official life. There
have been born to Captain and Mrs. Ingalls six children, three of
whom are living: Walter, draughtsman in the Surveyor General's
office ; Charles, an invalid ; and Addie, Librarian Carnegie Public
Library of Phoenix.

CHARLES P. MULLEN, President of the Arizona Cattle Growers'
Association, and General Manager and Treasurer of the Arizona
Cattle Company, is a resident of Tempe. Mr. Mullen was born in
Butte County, California, September 8, 1873, and is the son of Joseph
B. and Mamie E. Mullen. He was graduated with the class of 1895
from the Tempe Normal School, and for the succeeding three years
was employed by Thomas Hagan as Superintendent, having charge of
the buying and selling of cattle. When Mr. Hagan retired from
business, he secured a similar position with the Turkey Track Cattle
Company at their ranches in Tempe, to which cattle from their Mexi-
can ranches were shipped to be fattened and sold. After four years
he engaged in business on his own account, farming and fattening
cattle, in which he continued until 1907, when he organized the
Arizona Cattle Company. Of this company he was elected general
manager and treasurer, W. J. Kingsbury president and Mrs. V. C.
Kingsbury secretary. The business of the company is raising cattle
on their ranges on the Santa Fe west of Prescott and fattening them
for the Los Angeles market on their own lands in the Salt River
Valley. The company has been successful from the beginning, and
their business, which is constantly increasing, is developing into one
of the foremost in the State. Mr. Mullen is a recognized authority
on the subject of cattle raising and has been one of the leading mem-
bers of the Arizona Cattle Growers' Association for some years. In
1911 he was elected Vice President of the Association, and at the
annual meeting in 1912 was elected its President. In addition to the
cattle business his interests are varied. He is one of the directors of
the Union Bank & Trust Company, Phoenix. In politics, until the
past year, when he joined the Progressives, Mr. Mullen was a Repub-
lican, but never an office-holder. He is a member of the Odd




Charles P. Mullen

Fellows, of which he is a Past Grand ; of the Knights of Pythias, of
which he is Past Chancellor Commander, and of the B. P. O. E.
Mr. Mullen was married in 189b to Miss Flora Hanna, of Texas.
They have three sons, Thaddeus, Kenneth and Teddie, and three
daughters, Josephine, Frances and Una Belle.

WILLIAM M. COSTLEY, President of the firm of William M.
Costley & Co., real estate dealers, Phoenix, and member of Board of
Curators, State Library, is one of the best known real estate men in
Arizona. Mr. Costley was born in Lawrence County, Missouri,
Febuary 11, 1864. His father, who was a pioneer of that State,
settled there in 1830 and engaged in farming. William Costley,
having lived on a farm until twenty years of age, had rather limited
facilities for acquiring an education to that time, when he entered
Pierce City Baptist College, completed the course and engaged in



teaching. After two years at this occupation he became interested
in mercantile work, at which he spent fifteen years. He then spent
several years as traveling salesman, and lived in Missouri, Idaho,
Kansas and Illinois, and in February, 1906, came to Arizona. He
at once became interested in real estate, soon saw the possibilities in
this line, and shortly established the firm of which he is now presi-
dent. His success from the beginning has been continuous, and the

William M. Costley

scope of his activities constantly broadening. Mr. Costley is a staunch
Democrat, always active in assisting others to attain their ambitions
in political matters, but has devoted his efforts on his own behalf to
his business interests. He has never been a candidate for political posi-
tion and has held none prior to his appointment by Governor Hunt as
member of the Board of Curators. April 17, 1892, he married Miss
Effie M. Scott, of Aurora, Missouri.

HARRY B. CALISHER, of Douglas, Arizona, is one of the pioneer
business men of the Baby State of the Union. He is a Californian
by birth, but being endowed with what some people call foresight,
came to Arizona in her Territorial days. He is one of the pioneers
of the Queen City of the Plains, Douglas, and no man in that live
burg of ten thousand inhabitants has more real friends than he. He



Harry B. Calisher

is in the clothing business, and more of the well dressed men in
Douglas buy their clothes from him than anyw r here else. In politics
he has always been found working for his friends, and the Democratic
party of his County, familiarly know r n as "Dear Old Cochise," has
no more efficient worker for good government than he. He has
never been a candidate for office, but when the Governor asked his
County to name a man for the position of Commissioner for the
California-Panama Exposition at San Diego, he w T as unanimously
recommended and received the appointment. He is a director of the
Chamber of Commerce and Alines of his home city, a Thirty-second
Degree Mason, and one of the most enthusiastic Elks in the country.
He is always ready to respond to the call of the needy, his list of
benefactions being known only to himself, as he verily observes the
scriptural injunction: "Let not your right hand know what your
left hand doeth." While strictly attentive to business, Mr. Calisher's
highest ambition is to enjoy the pleasures of his ideally happy home,
where in the companionship of his most estimable wife and two lovely
children, he takes the greatest pleasure in entertaining his less fortunate
bachelor friends.


Frank P. Trott

FRANK P. TROOT, Civil Engineer and pioneer of Phoenix, was
born in McMinnville, Tenn., July 2, 1853. His parents, Henry
and Hannah A. Shaw Trott, were members of old-time pioneer
families of that State who figured conspicuously in its history in early
days. Mr. Trott was reared and educated in his native State, studied
civil engineering, but for thirty years has been closely associated with
the interests of Arizona, especially with the development of Phoenix
and Maricopa County. Here he has followed his chosen work in
both private and official capacities with abundant success. For six
years he was surveyor of Maricopa County. He also served as
Marshal of Phoenix in 1886 and 1887, and as Water Commissioner
of the Salt River Valley sixteen years. All his life he has been a
Democrat, devoted to the best interests of the party, and during Terri-
torial days served as Chairman of the Democratc Central Committee.
He is a member of years standing in the I. O. O. F., of which
order he is Past Grand Master, Past Grand Patriarch and Past Grand
Representative. He is also a member of the Woodmen of the World.
Mr. Trott has been for many years prominently associated with
every public movement in and about Phoenix, and is one of the
representative men of that section. Mrs. Trott, formerly Miss Annie
McMurty, is also well known in Phoenix. They have one daughter,

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