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the town of Nogales, which they completed at a contract price of
$52,000. Mr. Karns is a member of the Democratic County Cen-
tral Committee.



W. D. O'NEIL, State Agent for L. C. Smith & Bros, typewriter,
was born in Hudson, New York, April 6, 1878. He was educated

in New York. For
twenty years Mr.
O'Neil has been en-
gaged exclusively in the
type writer business,
and for the past eight
years has been repre-
sentative for L. C.
Smith & Bros. During
this time he has trav-
eled eight States in
their interest, and is
at present their repre-
sentative in Arizona,
with headquarters in
Phoenix. Both in a
business way and fra-
ternally Mr. O'Neil is
well known, and he is
a member of the Masonic Order, Knights of Pythias, Loyal Order of
Moose and United Commercial Travelers of America.




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W. H. CLARK was born at Cheshire Harbor, Massachusetts,
August 22, 1859, was reared and educated in the States of Massachu-
setts, Connecticut and New York. In the early 70's his father served
two terms as sheriff of Rensselaer County, New York. In 1876

Mr. Clark left the family home in
New York for Connecticut, where
for more than a year he was con-
nected with a small country news-
paper. In 1878, when attacked by
wanderlust, he started on a trip West,
stopped a while at St. Louis, and
thereafter traveled with pack outfit
through western Kansas, Colorado,
New Mexico and northern Arizona,
to the Gila Valley, thence out through
Silver City, New Mexico, and re-
turned to the East. After spending
a year, in the spirit of adventure, on
freighting schooners on Long Island
Sound, he tired of the sailor's life,
and on December 18, 1880, went to
New York and enlisted in the United
States cavalry, served full five years,
and was honorably discharged at Fort

Apache, Arizona, in December, 1885. In June, 1884, at Wingate,
New Mexico, he married Miss Augusta M. Schulz, of Pottsville, Pa.
As a member of Troop K, Fourth Cavalry, under Colonel R. S. Mc-
Kenzie and Colonel William Royal, he was in the campaigns against
the Utes in Colorado and Utah, the Cibicu outbreak in Arizona, after
the killing of Captain Hendig and troops on the Cibicu Creek, in the
Apache Reservation, and through a portion of the Geronimo cam-
paign. After being discharged from the army he proceeded to Mas^a-
chusetts with his wife, but after three years returned to Arizona, lo-
cated at Holbrook, where they have since lived, and where they con-
ducted a hotel until 1909. During these years Mr. Clark has also
been operating various other lines of business, such as merchandise,
general agency, brokerage and commission, and government contract-
ing, and at the present time is operating in real estate, land scrip,
cattle, sheep and ranches. During the last two years Mr. Clark has
been Commissioner of Immigration for Navajo County. He has
always taken an active interest in the Republican politics of the Terri-
tory and County, and has been a member of the Central Committee
continuously since 1890. In 1900 he was an active alternate delegate
to the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia. In 191]
Mr. Clark promoted the Navajo Development Company, a holding
company with a capital of $5,000,000, the members of which have
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seventy-five miles of common carrier railroad, which has a capital of
53,500,000; and the Navajo Lumber & Timber Company, with a
capital of 52, .^00. 000; and it is confidently expected that within two
years these companies will be operating under the largest timber con-
tracts that the United States government has ever awarded. These
corporations have completed their surveys, put up their bonds with the
government, paid a deposit on the timber, and not one dollar's worth
of stock in the enterprise has been sold. Mr. Clark is secretary of
each of these companies, and has been the leading spirit in the organ-
ization and work of all of them. His years in politics, in helping
select men for various offces, and his active interest in everything for
the benefit of the State and County, have given him a wonderful
insight into conditions throughout the State, of the possibilities to he
developed therein, have made him a keen judge of men and aiiairs,
and one of Arizona's most valuable and highly esteemed citizens. He
is a charter member of Winslow Lodge, Xo. 536, B. P. O. E.



HENRY MEADE WOODS, Manager of the Calumet-Copper Creek
Mining Company, at Winkelman, first came to Arizona in 1882.
Born at Lowell, Vermont, April 26, I860, he was educated first
in the public schools, and was graduated from the University of Ver-
mont with the class of 1880. He was later graduated from the
Chicago School of Law. He came to this State as the representative
here of the Santa Fe Railroad, and remained for several years. He
went to Guthrie, Oklahoma, in 1893, as editor and publisher of the
Oklahoma Medical Journal, The Baptist Visitor and The Plymouth
Herald. In 1904 he returned to Arizona, this time as representative
of the Southern Pacific Railroad. Mr. Wood is a member of one of
the early time families, widely know r n in Vermont, whose history is
closely associated with that of the State, two of his collateral ances-
tors on his mother's side, Asabel Peck and John W. Meade, having
been Governors of the State. His mother's brother, Honorable
Cornelius S. Palmer, is now Judge of the Court of Special Pleas in
Vermont. In 1881 Mr. Palmer was Chief Justice of South Dakota,
through appointment made by President Garfield. Mr. Woods'
father, Edwin Woods, together with his brothers, Samuel, of Lodi,
and Horace, of Modoc County, California, were original argonauts
of '49, the latter two never having returned to Vermont, but re-
mained in California, where they acquired wealth and reared families.
Their daughters, grand children and great grand children are now
native sons and daughters of California and Arizona. Mr. Woods
was happily married October 13, 1884, to Miss Emma Bodge Peck,
and they have three sons, William Edwin, Walter Foss and Lugene
Peck. William Edwin Woods is General Manager of the "Mid-
way Co. Inc.," of Norwich and New London, Conn. ; Walter Foss
Woods is a prominent electrical engineer of Springfield, Mo., and
Eugene Peck Woods is late of the U. S. S. S. Tacoma. Mrs.



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Woods' sister, the remaining daughter of Captain William C. Peck,
is the wife of Oscar Brady, of the famous Brady family, publishers,
now controlling McClure's Magazine, and originators of Boyce's
Weeklies. Though a man of intense public spirit, with a keen
interest in matters of local or State advancement, Mr. Woods' busi-
ness connections have been such that he has not found it feasible to
take much active part in affairs as office holder. He served one term
as Justice in Gila County, but was obliged to decline the candidacy
for delegate to the Constitutional Convention. He has, however,
exercised much influence in the upbuilding of educational advantages
and of churches in Arizona. He was State President of the Amer-
ican Protective Association for Kansas in 1894, and made a campaign
of the State as candidate for Railroad Commissioner in 1895. Mr.
Woods is also a member of the National Geographic Society, and a
special authority on the Apache Indians; an officer of the Woodmen,
and was a Phi Delta Theta of the University of Vermont, class of
1880. He is owner of the Intervale Farm, in Graham County, of
much property in Winkelman, and through the Ray fire of June,
1912, lost a large and valuable block of property in that town. A
busy man, with varied interests, both corporation and personal, re-
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in a quiet way that has made him one of the best known and most
highly esteemed men in that part of Arizona. For several years
prior to the late Republican convention in Chicago, Mr. Woods was
a progressive Republican. Naturally he was at the accouchement of
the Progressive party and is a charter member.




Rudolph J. Young

RUDOLPH J. YOUNG, Civil and Mining Engineer and Surveyor,
was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is a grandson of Brigham
Young. His father, John W. Young, was one of the best known
contractors and builders in the West, and his mother, Clara Jones
Young, was a descendant of one of the prominent Utah families.
Mr. Young came to Arizona in 1896 from California, where he had
been engaged in irrigation w r ork. He located in Graham County,
and soon became one of the factors in its political life. He is at
present Chairman of the Republican Central Committee of the
county. He is also Secretary of the Graham County Chamber of
Commerce, and one of the most enthusiastic boosters in the Gil a
Valley. He was the first Immigration Commissioner appointed in
Graham County. For two years he served as Mining Superinten-
dent of the National Mining & Exploration Company. On March
27. 1901. Mr. Young was married to Miss Edna Judd, and they have
three daughters, Clara, Thelma and "Billie." Their home is in
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J. H. Harrison

J. H. HARRISON, Senator from Santa Cruz County in the First
State Legislature, is the son of Richard and Mary Harrison, and was
born in Sonoma County, California, February 12, 1870. Senator
Harrison is a descendant of the old-time Harrison family of Virginia,
and numbers among his distinguished ancestors William Henry Harri-
son, President of the United States. Senator Harrison has been
practically brought up and educated in Arizona, as he came here when
but nine years of age. For ten years he has been in the employ of
the Wells Fargo Express Company. For six years he served as
member of the Board of Supervisors of Santa Cruz County, and in
1911 was elected to represent his County in the First State Senate.
He is a member of the Code, Education and Public Institutions,
Labor, Public Lands, State Accounting and Methods of Business,
Suffrage and Elections and Counties and County Affairs Committees,
and Chairman of the latter. On May 23, 1894, Mr. Harrison was
married to Miss Catherine W. Hill, and they have three children,
Virginia, Mary and Richard.



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F. M. LAYTON, Treasurer and Tax Collector of Graham County,
was born in Kaysville, Utah, in 1876, his parents being Christopher
Jr. and Jane E. Bodily Layton, both of whom still reside on the old
homestead. After having completed the public school course, Mr.
Layton took a short course at the University of Utah, after which
he was associated with the Barnes Banking Company at Kaysville
until he came to Arizona. Here he took a position with Layton,
Allred & Co., and worked in the stores of this firm both at Thatcher
and Clifton. He was also employed by the Shannon Copper Com-
pany for two years and made an excellent record. He was nomi-
nated by the Republican party and overcame a normal Democratic
majority of about six hundred, being one of the three Republicans
elected in the County. Mr. Layton, owing to his having been elected
in Graham County, is considered one of the strongest factors of his
party, and inasmuch as he is a young man his friends expect that he
will become a prominent figure in State politics. He is a member of
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and has spent two
years as missionary in Colorado. He was united in marriage to Miss
Emma D. Ellsworth, third daughter of James H. Ellsworth of Saf-
ford, who is one of the best known pioneers of Graham County, and
to the union have been born four daughters, Emma, Thelma, Zella
and Maggie.



WILLIAM E. BROOKS, Representative from Gila County, was born
in Lee County, Alabama. He was graduated from Yale University
in 1897, and served as a soldier during the Spanish-American war.
He was been a resident of Arizona since 1903, and has made his home
in both Graham and Gila Counties, where he has been connected
with mining enterprises. In the campaign of 1910 Mr. Brooks was
very active in support of the principles of the initiative, referendum,
recall and direct primary, and was a member of the convention that
chose delegates to the Constitutional Convention. He was elected to
the First State Legislature, and in the regular session was Chairman
of the Committee on Appropriations. He opposed extravagance in
the State departments, but voted for appropriations to enable the
various departments to properly perform the duties for which they
are maintained. He has steadfastly advocated liberal appropriations
for the maintenance and improvement of Arizona's educational insti-
tutions, and has worked earnestly for free text books in the public
schools and for a limitation of the hours of working women. Thor-
oughly realizing that Arizona's public domain must not be squandered,
he believes that liberal terms should be given to bona fide settlers, and
is an advocate of the early opening of the great reservations that are
keeping in idleness great tracts of land that should serve as homes for
the citizens of Arizona.



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John T. Dunlap

JOHN T. DUNLAP, ex-mayor of the City of Phoenix, and one of its
well known real estate dealers, was born in Haynesville, Illinois, but
until his coming to Arizona sixteen years ago, spent practically his en-
tire life in Missouri, where the family had removed when he was
but three weeks old. His parents, David and Martha Mclnnes Dun-
lap, were both reared and educated in Philadelphia, were married
there, and then removed to Illinois. Having grown to manhood, John
T. Dunlap became associated with the business life of Kansas City
and for eight years was a member of the firm of Staley & Dunlap, but
owing to illness, disposed of his business interests and came to Phoenix
in 1896. Mr. Dunlap still has in his possession a farm in Clay county,
Mo., which was purchased with the first money he earned, when a boy.
On coming to Phoenix he immediately entered the real estate busi-
ness, in which he has attained great success and a reputation for fair
dealing which places him in the first ranks among realty operators in
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Phoenix became interested in local politics. The party chose him
several times as their representative in the Council from the Third
Ward, and once as Mayor. Business demands, however, were grad-
ually requiring more of his time and attention, and it soon seemed
advisable to devote his energies solely toward that end, which necessi-
tated his withdrawal from any active interest in city or political mat-
ters. His influence in a quiet way has continued to aid in civic im-
provement and has been of no little importance in shaping the history
of the city for almost a score of years. In 1912 Governor Hunt ap-
pointed Mr. Dunlap a member of the Commission to select a site for
the Industrial School, the other members of the commission named
being John J. Hawkins, ex-Justice of the Supreme Court, and Loren
Felix Vaughn, Esq., of Phoenix. Their selection of the Old Fort
Grant site in Graham county was considered an admirable one for
the purpose. Fraternally Mr. Dunlap is associated with the Knights
of Columbus, B. P. O. E., Royal League, and Knights of Pythias.



FRANK W. ROGERS, State Game Warden, was appointed to this
position by Governor Hunt on January 28, 1913. Mr. Rogers was
born in the Province of Ontario, Canada, in 1867, and came to the
United States in 1881. He has been practically self-educated, his
school advantages having been limited, but he has gleaned much from
experience and observation in the course of his life work that has
been a valuable substitute for the opportunities usually afforded
youth in our country. His career has been varied, as he first began
work as a farmer boy, was later employed on a street railway and in
several other capacities until he accepted a position as curator of
the entire collection in the Zoological Gardens in Rochester,
New York, which he held for three years, during which
their bird collection increased very materially. He met with
especial success in rearing birds from the nest, and reared
many varieties which it was said were impossible to rear in cap-
tivity. He was afterward temporarily in charge of the wonderful
aviary belonging to Mrs. Thompson, of Canandaigua, New York,
and when he left her collection numbered 5,000. He was also
employed for two years in New York by the State Zoological Society,
and for the past four years has been collecting live birds, rodents and
reptiles for the latter society. Mr. Rogers has been a resident of
Arizona but six years, two of which he spent in the Verde Valley,
studying and making a collection of the birds of that vicinity. Dur-
ing the last winter Mr. Rogers was in the Verde Valley he con-
ducted a "free lunch counter" or "bread line" for the birds and
animals, and his regular patrons numbered more than two hundred.
During the State Fair of 1912 Mr. Rogers had an excellent educa-
tional exhibit, and at the fair next fall he expects to have a much
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the commissioners have decided to help defray expenses of another.
He is a son of E. J. and Susan V. Rogers, and a descendant of a
prominent old New England family.



JOHN C. POTTS, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors of Mohave
County, is a pioneer of Arizona, having been a resident of the State
more than forty years. He was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania,
and though now in his seventy-fifth year, is exceedingly active.
With his parents, John W. and Elizabeth Coyle Potts, he moved to
Iowa the year the State was admitted to the Union. It was then
necessary to go 35 miles to the postoffice and there were no stage lines
at the time in that vicinity. It is unnecessary to state that educa-
tional advantages were meagre. At the beginning of the Civil War
Mr. Potts was a resident of Nebraska and enlisted in the First Ne-
braska Cavalry, in which he served three years and three months, and
when mustered out was Captain. In 1866 he was at Fort Phil Kear-
ney, and left a month before the massacre, in which 93 lives were lost.
He came to Arizona in 1869, having lived meantime, in addition to
the States mentioned, in Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico and Da-
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after three years removed to Mohave County, which has since been
his home. He has been actively identified with the official life of the
County, having been a member of the Board of Supervisors in 1873,
when the County Seat was at Hardyville, and there was no court
house. He has also served as Deputy Sheriff and two terms as Sheriff.
Mr. Potts has always been interested in the mining development of
the State, and at present is interested in a number of properties in
Mohave County, the most promising of which are the Thumb Butte
Group, several miles north of the Gold Road Mine. He i? a charter
member of the first Knights of Pythias lodge organized in the state,
No. 1 of Prescott. He takes much interest in the general welfare of
the community, and has always been active in civic improvement.
He is a member of the G. A. R. of Phoenix, is especially interested in
the old soldiers of the State, and has been instrumental in securing
stones for the graves of those who died in Mohave County. Mr.
Potts' great ambition is to see a new court house erected during his
present term, and if this aim be accomplished, he feels he will be
readv to retire from official life.



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WILLIAM WILSON PACE, Senator from Graham County, was born
in Spanish Fork, Utah, in June, 1857. He is son of W. D. and
Anne Maria Redd Pace, and descendant of the Pace family that dates
back in this country to Revolutionary times, his great grandfather
having given his life for his country at the Battle of Bunker Hill.
The Pace family is also numbered among the oldest in the West, hav-
ing come West in 1849, when the Senator's father, then a boy of
fifteen, walked from the Mississippi River to Los Angeles, and spent
Christmas Day in Tucson. Although his early educational advan-
tages were meagre, in comparison with those of the youth of today
in actual school work, Senator Pace has had the advantages gained
from extensive travel both in this country and abroad, and this, to-
gether with his exceptional native ability and good common sense
marks him as a man of worth. Senator Pace is serving his fourth
term in the Legislature, and is member of the most important com-
mittees, being on the Appropriations, Corporations, Judiciary, Finance,
Public Lands, Educational and Public Institutions, Suffrage and Elec-
tions Committees, and is Chairman of the State Accounting and
Methods of Business Committee. He is Vice President and Gen-
eral Manager of the Thatcher Implement Company, with which his
sons are also associated, and during his absence in attendance at the
sessions of the Legislature, they attend to the business of the company.
Senator Pace was married in January, 1878, to Miss Catherine
Raul in, and one year later they came to Arizona, which has since
been their home. They are the parents of eight children, six sons
and two daughters.



A. A. MOORE, Representative from Yavapai County, is the oldest
member of the House, and was born in Ohio in 1834. He was edu-
cated in the public schools and lived in Ohio until 1858, when he
removed to Kansas. When Marion County, Kansas, was organized,
Mr. Moore was one of its first Representatives in the Legislature, and
was re-elected to succeed himself. During his residence in Kansas he
was engaged as rancher and Indian trader. In 1876 he came to
Arizona, and for some years resided in Prescott, during which he was
member of the City Council four years. Mr. Moore's home at pres-
ent is on a fine ranch at Walnut Grove, where he is interested in
farming, mining and stock raising. During his residence in Yavapai
Mr. Moore has held numerous positions of trust and honor. He was
one of the Board of Supervisors four years, two of which he was
Chairman; in 1898 he was a member of the Legislative Assembly,
and in 1910 was delegate to the Constitutional Convention. In
1911 the Democratic party again honored him by electing him to the
House in the First State Legislature, and at this election he received
the highest vote of the Yavapai candidates for the House of Repre-
sentatives. In the sessions he has proven an earnest worker and has
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and Statistics, Live Stock, and Agriculture and Irrigation. For the
past quarter of a century Mr. Moore has been an active member of
the Democratic Central Committee of Yavapai County, and despite
the fact that he is Hearing the age of fourscore yeais, he is a remark-
ably well preserved man, and in appearance and bearing would pass
for three score.



J. AI. BALI., one of the Cochise County delegation in the First
State Legislature, and one of the best equipped pharmacists in the
State, has proven an able worker in the lower house lor any cause
which he champions. Mr. Ball is a member of the firm of Ball &
Bledsoe, the leading druggists of Bisbee, and is thoroughly conversant
with the requirements and details of the drug business. His
father, Willis T. Ball, was a druggist in Jeddo, Missouri, where J.
M. Ball was born in 18t>9, and was educated in the public schools.
Having finished the course there he took first an academic and later
a special course in pharmacy at the University of Missouri, Columbia,
Missouri. He has since been engaged in the compounding of drugs,
has, in fact, been in the drug business all his life. On coming to
Arizona, in 1898, he held a position as pharmacist for a time, but
soon became a member of the present firm. During his residence
in the County, Mr. Ball has been a political worker, but has never
previously held political office. At the regular session he was Chair-
man of the Printing Committee and member of Corporations, Appro-
priations, and Mines and Mining Committees, and at the special
session was Chairman of the Committee on Corporations and member
of Enrolling and Engrossing, Printing, and Appropriations Com-
mittees. Mr. Ball is a member of the Masonic order, and has



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