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and the utmost vigilance was necessary to prevent their uprising. Mr.
Slaughter struggled through this period with a firm and fearless de-
termination to hold the ground, and that he has succeeded is shown
by the passing of the redmen and the building up of one of the prettiest
spots in the great Southwest. In the year 1886 Mr. Slaughter was
escort to the late General Lawton, then Captain in the United States
Army, in the capture of the famous Apache chief, Geronimo, who later
surrendered on the San Bernardino Ranch. On many occasions later



John H. Slaughter


Mr. Slaughter directed expeditions of the United States troops
through southern Arizona and northern Mexico, as no man better
knew the lurking places of the Indians, or better understood their
cunning, habits, and modes of warfare. He was also well known
to the Indians, and it was old Geronimo himself who said no life
should ever be taken on the San Bernardino Ranch. In 1887 Mr.
Slaughter was elected Sheriff of Cochise County on the Democratic
ticket, and in this capacity served two terms w r hich have gone down
in the history of Arizona as remarkable for the good accomplished.
During his ten years of office he brought to justice many desperadoes
who had been operating through the county, and many attempts were
made to entrap him and take his life, but in every case he outgeneraled
his foes. Mr. Slaughter has always been solicitous for the welfare of
Cochise County, ever ready to assist those upon whom the hand of
adversity has fallen, and foremost in ridding the country of outlaws
and cattle thieves, thereby encouraging the stock raising business.
Mr. Slaughter married Adeline Harris, daughter of Lesial Harris,
of San Angelo, Texas, one of the prominent men of that State. Mrs.
Slaughter died shortly after their removal to Arizona, leaving one
son, William J., who was associated with his father in business until
his death in 1911, and one daughter, Adeline, now the wife of Dr.
William Arnold Greene of Douglas. Mr. Slaughter later married
Miss Cora Viola Howell, a most lovable woman, who enjoys much
popularity, and who is a woman of rare public spirit. Mrs. Slaughtei
has been a most cheerful helpmate, charming and devoted, and much
of the extraordinary success which her husband has enjoyed may be
attributed to her native ability.

PRE-EMINENT in its line, housed in a magnificent stone building at
Tenth & "G" Streets, there is not a more complete, up-to-date store in
the state than that of The Douglas Drug Company. Its incorporators,
Dr. E. J. Huxtable and O. O. Hammill, are not only citizens of high
standing, but men who have received training which has thoroughly
fitted them for the business. The company was incorporated in 1905,
when they purchased the business of the Braum-Furgeson Company.
They have since doubled the capacity and more than doubled the busi-
ness of the firm. They carry a line of high grade drugs, to the selec-
tion and compounding of which most careful attention is given; a
varied line of stationery and a line of confectionery of which purity is
the keynote. And in the remarkable growth of their business, the un-
failing courtesy with which patrons are treated has proven not the
least important factor.

E. J. HUXTABLE, the President and General Manager of the Com-
pany, is a native of Canada, and son of James Huxtable, one of the
pioneers of the district in which he resided. He was the owner of a
large flour mill, and also held important official positions at various



E. J. Huxtable

O. O. Hammill

times, including that of reeve of the township, a position similar to
that of mayor in our country, and warden of his county, Dufferin.
Dr. Huxtable first attended the common schools and later Colling-
wood Collegiate Institute, where he prepared for the work of teach-
ing, and this was his occupation for a time. He soon entered the
College of Pharmacy at Toronto, where he completed the work and
took a course at the University of Toronto, from which he was gradu-
ated with the degree Bachelor of Pharmacy, the equivalent of the
U. S. degree Doctor of Pharmacy. He soon went to Los Angeles
and for two years was head dispenser for one of the largest drug
firms in the city; following this he was employed for three years in
the drug store of the Hotel del Coronado, at Coronado Beach.
About that time, his health began to fail and he sought the drier
climate of Naco, Arizona, and there became associated with the
Braum-Ferguson Company, who placed him in charge of their store in
El Paso, Texas. His next move was to Douglas in his present ca-



pacify. In addition to his wide business acquaintance, Dr. Huxtable
is widely known in a fraternal way and is a member of the K. of P.,
Elks, Moose and Fraternal Brotherhood. Mrs. Huxtable, who was
Miss Adaline White, of West Point, Miss., is a descendant of the
Trotters and Whites, well known Southern families, both distinguish-
ed plantation owners and business people of that section, and was well
known in society at her home. There is still pending a claim of her
family against the government for 500 bales of cotton confiscated dur-
ing the War.

O. O. HAMMILL, Secretary and Treasurer of the Douglas Drug
Co., is also a native of Canada, having been born in Ontario in 1870,
and like his partner, was educated in the common schools, College of
Pharmacy and University of Toronto. He then went to Illinois, be-
came a registered druggist in the state, and secured a position as man-
ager of a large drug store in Chicago. Here he remained for several
years, and in 1901 came to Douglas, where he opened the store for the
Braum-Ferguson Co., which he later, in connection with Dr. Hux-
table, purchased. He is a member of the State Pharmacy Board. He
was the pioneer Shriner of Douglas, and helped organize the first Blue
Lodge Masons, of which he is a charter member. He is also a mem-
ber of the Elks, and is an active worker in each society. He has taken
a prominent part in affairs of the city, and at present is Chairman of
the Board of Education and member of the Board of Aldermen. He
is especially interested in the future citizens of Arizona and is Master
for the Boy Scouts in that section, his three years training in the
British Volunteers having enabled him to fill this position with entire
satisfaction. He married Miss Maude Pittiway, of Chicago. They
have two children, Ogden and Marion.

R. L. NEWMAN, proprietor of the Hotel Holbrook, is one of the
pioneers of Arizona and for a number of years was engaged in the
cattle business. During the past year he sold out and came to Hol-
brook, where he purchased the hotel. From the start he began im-
provements, and today the place is known over the southwest for the
excellence of the entertainment afforded. It is noted as the head-
quarters for tourists, having a first class garage in connection, and the
cleanliness and comfortable surroundings have made it a favorite
stopping place for the traveling public. It is conducted on the Euro-
pean plan, and has all the comfort of a home. The large hotel lobby,
filled with curios for which the country about Holbrook is noted, gives
it added charm, and the grounds having undergone a thorough clean-
ing and renovating, are as pleasant as could be desired.

Mr. Newman is married and has one daughter, Jennie, and one son,



ALFRED E. GILLARD, registered pharmacist and proprietor of the
Winslow Drug Store and the Palace Drug Company, is one of the
best known pharmacists and business men of the state. He has a
license as registered pharmacist in the States of Washington, Oregon

and Wisconsin, in all of which
he has been employed in this
work. Mr. Gillard was born
in 1876 at Cobourg, Ontario,
and was educated in the com-
mon schools, the Collegiate In-
stitute and Milwaukee Phar-
macy College. His paternal
grandfather was an officer in
the early Indian wars. Mr.
Gillard first went into the
drug business at Superior,
Wisconsin, about twelve years
ago, and later came west,
working for some time on the
coast in the northwest, then
came to Arizona in 1903, lo-
cated at Prescott, where he
was employed by Messrs. Bris-
ley & Litt for about one year
before becoming permanently
located in Winslow. His two
stores in this town are well
conducted and have an ex-
cellent reputation for fair dealing and for the great care w T ith which
the prescription department is managed. Mr. Gillard gives his per-
sonal attention to the Winslow Drug Co. store, and the Palace is in
charge of a capable pharmacist. Having two establishments, Mr.
Gillard is enabled to buy to more advantage and oftener, which is a
decided benefit to his patrons both in prices and in being able to obtain
fresher goods. A first class confectionery department and soda water
fountain are valuable additions to the Winslow store, and enjoy a
large patronage. Mr. Gillard has also other important business inter-
ests in the state. He was married in 1905 to Miss Anna Killorin, a
descendant of General Butler. They have one son, Frederick Butler

RYAN & Co., Inc., of Globe, is a firm whose career is a credit to its
management and to the city, and forms an interesting story of gradual
growth in the business world. The beginning of this popular estab-
lishment was in August, 1904, when William Ryan, now president of
the company, began business as a dealer in books, periodicals, station-
ery, etc., and from the beginning, by the application of good business
policy, original ideas and the force of his personality, seemed destined


to make a success of his undertaking. The business has grown year by
year until it ranks among the foremost in its vicinity. It acquired its
present prestige by successive steps, each of which marked a new era,
and its continued policy of square dealing and anticipating the wants
of its patrons has insured the patronage of people who recognize com-
mercial merit. In August, 1907, J. J. Moloney, now secretary-treas-
urer of the company, became associated with Mr. Ryan and a line of
sporting goods, phonographs and records was added to the stock, which
included a complete line of guns and ammunition, while a special fea-
ture was made of baseball supplies. This department marked the sec-
ond step in the store's progress. The next year the company was in-
corporated and the drug and prescription department, under the care
of a capable registered pharmacist, was added. This department is of
a grade rather higher than is usually found in a city of less than fifty
thousand, and one of the most trustworthy and thorough in the South-
west. Its continually increasing patronage and the fact that those who
go to Ryan's once, go back again, is the best testimonial that the busi-
ness can offer to the public, and is the natural reward gained by the
carrying of a carefully selected stock and the courteous treatment ac-
corded its customers. In its rapid rise to prominence much must be
attributed to the financial integrity and genial spirit of the men who
are working harmoniously together to make their business the leading
one in the rapidly growing city of Globe.

WILLIAM RYAN, president of Ryan & Co., Inc., is really one of the
pioneer residents of Globe. He has a host of friends in that section of
the state, and to his wide acquaintance, pleasing personality and ability
to make friends is due no small part of the success of the firm. He has
always taken an active part in politics in Gila County, and is a factor
in the Republican party workings. He is a member of the Knights of
Columbus and has held several offices in the order. He is also well
known among the B. P. O. E., of which he is a member, as well as in
civic and social affairs. Mr. Ryan was married in Globe in 1883, and
is the father of four sons and two daughters, all of whom were born
and reared there.

JOE B. RYAN, son of William Ryan, is vice president of the firm,
one of its best working members, and highly esteemed in business and
social circles. He is one of the younger men of the city, but has be-
come one of its most substantial citizens. He was born in Globe and
educated there in the public schools and at the Military School at
Rosw T ell, N. M. Like his father, he is a keen, progressive business
man, and his courtesy and close attention to detail have done much for
the development of the firm. He is also a member of the Elks and
Knights of Columbus, and has been recently Deputy Grand Knight of
the latter order, as his efforts in that position during the preceding
year were of great benefit to the Council. Mr. Ryan is a prominent
member of the younger social set, one of the most popular young men
in the state, and bids fair to become one of Arizona's foremost citizens.



Joe B. Ryan

William Ryan

,1. J. Moloney

Patt Sullivan
Manager Silver Belt, Miami, Arizona



Phelps Dodge Mercantile Company

the purpose of taking over the mercantile interests of various mining
companies in Arizona and New Mexico owned by Phelps, Dodge &
Company. The transfer to the new corporation was effected Janu-
ary 1st, 1912, at which time there were acquired stores at Bisbee,
Douglas, Morenci, Lowell, Naco and Warren, Arizona, and Dawson,
New Mexico. So far as it concerned the general public, this change
meant to them nothing more than that of the corporate title, as the
business policy of the company remains undisturbed, being character-
ized by the same liberality and breadth of purpose as that on which
the various mining companies' stores were originally founded.

The companies' stores came into existence simultaneously with the
commencement of mining operations on a commercial basis at the
different camps, their inception being prompted by the necessity for
furnishing the employes of the mining companies and other residents
of the various localities with desirable merchandise at reasonable
prices. That their growth has kept pace with that of the commu-
nities in which the stores were established is attested by the constantly
increasing patronage with which the company is favored, as well as
by the class of buildings which it has found necessary to erect in order
to house these veritable bee-hives of industry. Visitors, upon enter-
ing the several stores, particularly those known as main stores, at
Bisbee, Douglas and Morenci, Arizona, and Dawson, New Mexico,
are agreeably surprised at the convenient arrangements of depart-
ments, each with its tastefully displayed wares, representing, as they
do, the careful and discriminating selections of buyers, each of whom
is a trained specialist in his own line. The surprise soon develops
into a feeling of complete satisfaction when one becomes more thor-
oughly acquainted with the conveniences and facilities extended to
customers in order that their shopping may be made for them a source
of pleasure rather than a task. In the departments catering
especially to the requirements of ladies, well appointed rest rooms are
provided, the furnishings being chosen with a view to inviting com-
plete repose and relaxation, while writing desks, with all the necessary
supplies in the way of stationery, etc., are provided by the company for
the convenience of its patrons, without cost. Telephones are main-
tained and their use placed exclusively at the disposal of shoppers.
Courtesy is the underlying principle upon which the company's deal-
ings w T ith its patrons are founded, and to this end the selling force is
recruited from among that class whose chief qualification for the
position is that they shall be competent to act in the capacity of
assistant to the purchaser. The general offices of the company are at
Bisbee, Arizona, and the New York office at 99 John street.



II 1! II I! 11 II

Plielps Dodge Mercantile Company's Stores at Morenci and Douglas.



W. H. Brophy

W. H. BROPHY, General Manager of the Phelps-Dodge Mercantile
Company, with headquarters at Bisbee, is one of the best examples of
the self-made business man in Arizona. Mr. Brophy was born in
Ireland October 12, 1863, and in Ireland he received his education.
His parents were Michael and Matilda Lawlor Brophy. At the
age of 17 he went to California, where he remained tw r o years, and
came to Arizona in 1883. He first spent some time on his brother's
ranch, and early in 1884 went to Bisbee, which has since been his
home. His first position there was with the Copper Queen Con-
solidated Mining Company as clerk, in whose employ he has gradually
advanced, as a reward of actual merit, until he reached his present
position, the Phelps-Dodge Mercantile Company being but a change
of name. In this capacity Mr. Brophy has under his jurisdiction
the entire string of stores operated by the Mercantile Company, the



largest of which is at Bisbee, while others are at Lowell, Naco,
Douglas, Clifton, Morenci, and Dawson, New Mexico. All of these
stores are thoroughly up to date, well managed, with a large and well
pleased patronage, and sources of revenue to the owners. Mr. Bro-
phy's interests in other enterprises are such as carry with them a weight
of responsibility, and necessitate the exercise of sound and superior
judgment. He is President of The Bank of Bisbee, Vice President
of The Bank of Douglas and of the Douglas Investment Company,
Director of The Bank of Lowell, and holds an interest in the Bisbee
Improvement Company. He is also interested in many of the large
mining companies of Arizona and Mexico, and is a prominent figure
throughout the Southwest. Mr. Brophy is an active member of the
Knights of Columbus, and his generosity was an imporatnnt factor in
the erection of their building in Bisbee, which is a source of just pride
to the Order. He is also a charter and life member of the Bisbee
Lodge of Elks, and a member of the Los Angeles Athletic Club. He
was married in 1893 to Miss Ellen Amelia Goodbody, and they have
two children, Francis Cullen Brophy, who is attending school in New
Jersey, and Ellen Amelia.

JESSE H. BRYAN, manager of the hardware department of the
Arizona Copper Company's store, is the son of William P. and

Nancy Davis Bry-
and was




born in that town
September 1, 1879.
He was educated
in the public schools
and a commercial
college at Tyler,
Texas, and his first
position was a cleri-
cal one, after which
he was a general
salesman for nine
years before coming
to Arizona. In 1905
he came to Clifton
as clerk for the Ari-
zona Copper Com-
pany, was promoted
to manager of their
hardware d e p a rt-

ment in the Longfellow store at Morenci, and later to his present
position in charge of the hardware store. Mr. Bryan is a member
of the Masons, B. P. O. E. and Woodmen of the World. He was



married in 1904 to Miss Beaufort Wallace, of Graham, Texas.
With their two children, Jesse and Bessie, they make their home in

Minor O. Simms

Arthur W. Miller

MIKOR O. SIMMS, manager of the grocery department of the Ari-
zona Copper Company store, Clifton, Arizona, is the son of Frank
and Alary L. Speer Simms, of Alabama, and was born in that state
November 10, 1877. He was educated in the public schools, but has
continued to improve his advantages in this particular by self educa-
tion. Mr. Simms has been in Arizona and in the employ of the
Arizona Copper Company store since June 15, 1900, when he be-
gan as clerk, and has been promoted in turn to warehouse clerk,
shipping clerk, and then to his present position, which he has held
during the past six years. He was married on February 1st, 1905,
at Goldthwaite, Texas, to Miss Myrtle Ashley, and their home is
in Clifton. Mr. Simms is a well known member of the B. P. O. E.



ARTHUR W. MILLER, manager of the Arizona Copper Company's
drug department, is a registered pharmacist, one of the most trust-
worthy in the business in Arizona, and a graduate of the Northwest-
ern University, Chicago, where he took his course in pharmacy. He
had previously been educated in the public schools of Champaign,
Illinois. Mr. Miller was born in Champaign in 1877, and is the
son of M. V. and Mary King Miller. He was employed as
pharmacist in Champaign ; Denver, Colorado, and Cananea, Mexico,
prior to assuming charge of the Clifton store, with which he has
been associated since 1912. Mr. Miller was married in Champaign,
Illinois, on the 30th of August, 1899, to Miss Carrie Brooks. They
have one son, Leo.

JOE V. PROCHASKA, Postmaster of Miami, Arizona, received his
first commission as postmaster of the fourth class office from Post-
master General F. H. Hitchcock,
advancing to third class received
commission under President Taft,
and advanced to second class
under President Wilson. He
was born in Crete, Nebraska, was
a close friend and neighbor of
William J. Bryan, who was an
honorary member and class orator
of his graduating class in 1895.
He taught school in Nebraska in
1896 and 1897. Mr. Prochaska
is a natural born hustler and
booster, and gained a wide repu-
tation in southern Arizona by
piloting the Lowell baseball team
to success, and in the central and
northern part by the able manage-
ment of the Globe team. He is
often spoken of as the Gila
County Automobile and Good
Roads enthusiast. He is a popu-
lar member of the Odd Fellows,
Eagles and Moose, is Exalted

Ruler of Globe Lodge No. 489, and President of the B. P. O. Elks'
Reunion Association of Arizona. He is also Secretary-Treasurer of
the Postmasters' Association of Arizona, and has lately been appointed
State Fair Commissioner from Gila County by the Board of Super-
visors. He is a firm believer in the Miami mining district, in Gila
County, and all Arizona, first, last and always. He married Mar-
garet Whitecotton, of San Antonio, Texas, at Tombstone, Arizona,
and their son, 'Gene, aged 5, is known as the youngest Elk in Arizona.



Nasianceno Gonzales

NASIANCENO GONZALES, Representative from Apache County, is
one of the members who may always be found on the firing line when
matters of principle are involved, and his service in the First State
Legislature has the added value of the experience acquired by him
during two terms in the Territorial Assembly. Mr. Gonzales was
born in the neighboring State of New Mexico in 1867. He is prom-
inent in political circles, and wields a great influence in his section,
especially among the Spanish-Americans. He has served his county
as member of Board of Supervisors and Assistant Recorder, each for
two years. He has always been a recognized leader, and has been
interested in some of the greatest projects that have been developed irr
Arizona. He is at present Vice President of the Becker Mercantile
Company, of Springerville, Arizona, and in addition to his mercantile
interests he has been freighter, farmer and cattle man. In the Good
Roads movement he is an enthusiast, and has taken particular interest
in this phase of law-making. Mr. Gonzales received his education



in the public schools of the State, and although he lacked the advan-
tages to be gained from a college course, he has been well equipped
and able to grasp and develop to its utmost every opportunity afforded
him. In the Legislature he has been deeply interested in the ad-
vancement of the public school system, and has introduced a bill pro-
viding for free text books. He has served on the Committee on
Education, as well as on the Good Roads and Public Lands Commit-
tees, and has been an ardent worker in the interest of each. Mr.
Gonzales married Miss Beatrice Peralta. They have one son,
Nasianceno, Jr., and one daughter, Lubertita.


HARRY BRISLEY was born on January 10, 1862, near Canterbury,
England. His father, Charles Brisley, was for forty consecutive
years postmaster of the largest parish in the County of Kent, and,
with his wife, Eliza, is still living and in good health at the age of

82 years. Two of his
uncles served in the
Union army, enlist-
ing from Ohio, and
one was killed in bat-
tle. Harry was one
of a family of nine
children ; the younger
six, seeing little
portunity ahead
them if they
mained in the
home, came one after
the other to the
United States, only
one of whom perma-

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