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Volume HI. Number 20.
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Hi CLAWS STAGE DRIVER WAS
ABOUT TO ASSAULT HER III HALLWAY
J. W. Weaver, tho well known driver
of tho Copper Hill stage, was shot
and instantly killed last night by Mrs,
Emina Hesslcr at about S o'clock, at
tho homo of Mrs. Hesslor 's mother,
Mrs. Scott, 177 Broad street. When
?een at the county jail, almost imme
diately after tho shooting, Mrs. Hesslcr
said that sho had shot weaver in her
awn doionso, as, after repeated previous
I insults, ho hod followed her into her
mother's bouso and thero attemptod
personal violence upon her.
Oqo Shot Fired.
Broad Btreot was filled last night with
typical ove of election crowds, especial
jly townds tho courthouse Knots of
men were gathered here nnd there, dis
cussing political topics and the chances
of tho several candidates, and tho
parado on its way to tho rcp'ublicnn
meeting at Dreamland had passed by
bat a few minutes;
A shot was heard, but so muffled and
uncertain was tho sound that scarcely
any know whence it came.
Town Marshal Anderson was in tho
.ict of stepping off tho curb into the
street at tho southeast corner of Broad
and Cedar streets, lean than a hundred
feet from the spot, when ho heard tho
report, and, deceived liko scores of
others as to tho direction, started down
into tho basemont of tho Trust building
when a Mexican ran up to him and told
him that a man had just been killed in
the Scott rooming house.
In, Plain View of Street.
Hurrying to the building indicated,
Itho town marshal found Weaver lying
en his back in tho brightly lighted hall
bf tho Scott house, in plain view of the
Street, his head towards tho street, his
krms outstretched. At tho rear r the
Kail stood Emmet Gaynor, a son of Mw,
Kcott, and Mrs. Hessler was standing
irtly in the door of one of the rooms
opening in tho Tear of tho hall.
weaver was already dead as tho
marshal stooped over him,- although a
Jittle while later some one claimed
that his pulso was still beating.
"I Shot Him."
Who did this?" remanded tho of-
Eeer as he aroso from his examination
f tho fallen man.
Tor a while there was no answer. The
iuestion was repeated to Emmett Gay
lor, but ho only replied with a demand
iiat the marshal' search tho dead man.
rhich was done.
"TChn A'.A .1.:., Jll .! i. .- .r
I uu uu win ufaiu opu&e lue oi
'I shot him," declared Mrs. Hossler.
topping from tho door in which sho
ad boon partly hidden, and from bor
Etlculo sho produced a 32-calibre liar-
Ington & Richardson revolver, which
ao nandod to Marshal Anderson.. A
Bty examination of the weapon-sh&w.
toat out ono chamber had been
lischarged, tho bullot taking effect in
so man's mouth, breaking the upper
snt teeth on its way to tho brain.
horo it lodged, but only barely cutting
o upper lip and leaving no outward
lark, savo a slight powder burn on
"Can't Take My Sister."
f'fYimn olnnn ..1.1 ll.. V-l
ching out a hand for tho young worn
t"Vrf, AATl't 4l.ls. M.. '..1 ftt - 1
imott Gaynor. "You'll have to tuko
along too and put mo in with her.
l'' n,lir. liinn irin Vml l.nUn. .....
VUM ..U, JVtA 41.111 UVfcirr IUUIU
Jong," said the officer quietly, and im
Bcdiatcly placed Gaynor under arrest,
parching tho two of them up to tho
Bunty jail, whoro they were locked up,
30 man in tho common cell with the
thcr prisoners, tho woman in an ante-
jm, where accommodations wcro pro-
ided for her, tho women's cells beinir
In front of tho house a dense- crowd
ps gathored when Justico Thomas, tho
pronor, elbowed his way through nnd
ucreU tho hous eof death. Marshal
inderson impartod to tho coroner what
IARK SITU IN WHIRLWIND FINISH
BISBEE, Ariz., November q. Never
eforo in tho history of Cochise county
id any ovation eve equal that accord-
Mark Smith tonight on tho Copper
lueen plaza, where at least three thouB-
nd peoplo cheored him to tho echo.
pis ovation lasted twenty minutes,
rhousands of democrats aro marchinc
ho strcots tonight with a bank playing
I'Dlxio'Vand "Thoro'll Bo a Hot
Tho town is wild with enthusiasm.
'hen Mark Smith concluded, tho crowd
armed in lino ''and for 'an tf hour and
( Information he had already gathered,
including tho fact that ho found no
wcnpopB- on tho dead man, and tho fol
lowing coronor's jury was summoned
and sworn in on tho spot:
John Granlon, salosmnn nt Brown's.
W. W. Cunningham, bookkeeper for
Barclay & Higdon.
C. L. B.ikor, miniug man.
John Williams, mining man.
L. E. Hoeyo, barber.
E. T. Satchell, assayer.
Coroner Thomas, after tho body had
beon viewed by tho jury, permitted it
to bo removed to the Jones undertaking
parlors and announced that tho inquest
wnnlil het hflil ilila nfturnnnti ut P
"Ho Insulted Mo."
"What did you shoot that man for?"
was tho question put to Mrs. Hesslcr
as sho eat on a couch in tho county
"Bccauso ho kept following mo nnd
he insulted me," she roplied, brushing
away the tears.
Then tho girl, she is barely moro than
a girl in age, gathering strength from
a few encouraging remarks, went on
with her story.
"That man has boon following mc
and worrying mo for a long time. I
had him arrested onco for it, but he
got o ff.
"Tonight, when I was coming from
homo on Noftpgcr hill, on my way to
my mother's, ho was standing on tho
corner. Ho spoko to me, but I didn't
pay any attention to him, nnd I hurried
to my mother's."
"What did ho say to you?"
'He said, 'Hello, sweetheart,' but
that is not all ho told mo. Ho used
such dirtv lanjniaco. -.N
"But tonight, when I walked past
him ho followed mo into tho house. MV
mother saw him in tho hall, and she
ordered him out. He went out, but ho
came back, and I ordered him out.
"Tried to Catch Mo."--
"I got1 my little niece find 1 tried to
get past him in tho hall. I wanted
to go home, because I did not want to
stay thero when ho was around. But
ho held hU hands out across the hall
and tried to stop me.
"When I saw that, I ran back into
my mother's room that's tho last one
on ho right as you como in and I got
tho pistol out of my mother's ward
robe and put it into my reticule. Thon
I went back into tho hall and I told
him to stand aside and lot me pass.
T nnc 41iai 41.m4 1m. .... . A ..!..
...to tuvu tutib liu iiiim it, uuii;ii
mc ho caught me on the arm right
hero (indicating tho loft arm), and I
shot him. I don't know where I hit
him, but ho fell."
Novor Handled Pistol.
"Are you accustomed to handling a
revolver?'' she was asked.
"No," sho replied with sudden
cheerfulness, "I havo shot a twenty.-
two somo times, but I never did handle
a pistol. This was a thirty-two."
"Oh, Emma, Emma, como hore,"
Called a voico from tho gTating of tho
county jail, and the young woman, roc.
ognlztng her brother's, tones, hurried to
tue ioor of tho inner jail and remain
ed somo moments talking with him,
"He's all worked up," sho said with
a Htnllo as she returned to tho reporter.
"Ho did not wnnt them to tako mo to
jail and said boforo they took mo they
would have to put him in too, nnd
they did. Ho was asleep in the kitchen
when I shot that man the dirty thing.
It was hU dirty lies that sent my bioth
er to Yuma," sho said with sudden
Walter Gaynor, a brother of Mrs.
Hesslcr, was sentenced to twonty-five
years in tho territorial prison upon
conviction of criminally outraging J. W.
Weaver's daughter, a girl of about
fourteen, who has sinco married. This
was about n year ago last June.
About six months aeo. Mrs. Hesslcr
had Weavor arrested on a chargo of
I fifteen minute filed patt Mark Smith,
wringing jus nana ana congratulating
him. Thero never was such a whirl
wind finish to any campaign in Arizona.
At tho last, a group of miners piqked
Mark Smith up off tho platform, hoisted
him on the.'r shoulders and marched off
with him. Tho cheera for Mark Smith,
could be heard 'all tho way to Lowoll.
Every indication now ia thnt Mark
Smith will cirrj this county 'by an in
creased' majority. " -"'
Every fi'ryan democrat is in line nnd
workingfor victory, confident of Bry
ARIZONA SILVER BELT i
GLOBE, GILlgOUNTY, ARIZONA, TUESDAY,
criminal assault at hor mother's homo.
At tbo-hearing, which was held before
Justioo Hinson Thomas, Weavor sworo
that ho had boon invited to the house
by Mrs. Hceslor, and that whllo ho was
talking to her, sho began screaming and
that her brother and another man rush
ed in and, with various threats, do
manded that be sign an affidavit to tho
effuct that he had perjurod himself to
secure the conviction of Walter Gay
nor. Tho case was dismissed.
At another time, about two months
later, George Hesslor, tho young wom
an's husband, rushed out of tho houso
as Weaver was passing, .and tho stage
drivor was again arrested, on n chargo
of having thrust his head into ono of
tho windows- nnd -made somo improper
remark to Mrs. Hesslor. This was con
tradicted by soveral persons who had
been standing on the street at tho time,
and when the caso was brought into
court, Weaver was again dismissed.
Tho dead man was a nativo of In
diana, nged 51 years. Ho camo to Globo
several years ago, embarking in the
saloon business down Broad street, but
somo tlmo ago abandoned that trado
and securod employment as tho driver
of tho stage making trips beween Globe
and Copper Hill, ills wife died somo
timo sinco, and his only survivors here
nro hW; married daughter and a son of
Mrs. Hesslor has no children. Sho
lived with her husband, a miner in the
Gray mine, on Noftsgor hill. Mr. Hoss
ler is now working on tho night shift,
and tho young woman frequently camo
downtown to spend the evonings with
her mother at the rooming house.
LIVES NO IRE
Gcorgo Goodwin, one of tho best
known mining men in this section, died
yesterday atfernoon at Jus homo in
Oak ctrcet, succumbing to heart failure
after an illnpss of only ten days.
Mr. Goodwin, who was a native of .
Illinois,, aged about 03 years, enmn west
, . , .. ,. v -A si- l i
as a hunter for tho Union Pacific, suiv
, i . ., ., , ... ' . I vonng mncnines aro uacu- exiensive
plymg tho railroads camps with meat. , r, . , , ., , ,. .
:, . , . ,,, '. . . ly up tho state, and tho result will
Ho had been a soldier in the Union ' .,.'. ... .. ...
army during tho Jattcr part of tho Civil
. t. .i, it i . I
war, anu uis miiuary miming innuo nun :
a valuable man to the railroad builders,
who wcro then traversing a wild coun
try, full of hostllo Indians.
After the completion of tho railroad,
Mr. Goodwin remained in the west, en
gaging in mining. Ho was for a timo
around Silver City, N. M., but came to
Globe nearly twenty years ago and has
resided here over since, prospering un
tl Iho was looked upon as ono of the
wealthiest mining men in this commu
nity. Ho was unmarried and leaves no
known relatives, but a host of frionds
will long mourn him as a good man and
TO QUALIFICATION OF
Chief Justico Kent has given the fol
lowing ruling as to tho qualificarinos of
a votor, and n ruling on tho require
ments to vote in a certain precinct.
Special attention is called to tho lat
In order for a person to voto at tho
coming election, ho must, at 'the timo
of tho election, possess the following
Ho must bo a male citizen of tho
Ho must bo a resident of tho ter
ritory for ono year next preceding tho
., Ho must bo a resident of tho county
lor tnirty (lays next preceding tno elec
tion. Ho must be :i resident of tho precinct
in which ho claims his voto for thirty
days noxt preceding tho election.
His namo must be enrolled on the
Great Register of tho county.
Where a voter is on the Great Regis
ter, and upon being questioned upon
bath by tho inspector, domonstrntos
that ho has boon n resident of tho pre
cinct in which ho seeks to vote, for a
period of thirty days prior to tho elec
tion, nnd possesses tho other qualifi
cations required, ho is entitled to vote
in such precinct, although his registra
tion may havo shown hira to havo been
originally registered in another pre
cinct. Where a voter has changed his rcsi
denco from one precinct to another
within thirty days prior to tho election
ho loses his vote, since, under tho law,
In; cannot voto in cither precinct.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Novcmbor 2,
Therahp not boon un plection in
Indiana in, years in which thoro was
such a fooling of uncertainty as exists
itonignt. itotu parties aro claiming tho
MACK AND HITCHCOCK DECLARE
THAT THEIE CANDIDATES
CAMPAIGN MANAGERS CLOSE
THEnt DESKS AND START .
HOME TO VOTE.
Socialists in Now York Cartain to Poll
Groat Voto, Basing Estimates on Re
ception Given to Debs on His "Red
Special" Count Will 2o Slow.
NEW YORK, November 2. With
election day at hand, with fair TOtt
and a heavy voto Indicated throughout
tho United States, tho rival managers
of tho democratic and republican na
tional campaigns closed tholr desks at
headquarters tonight, declared respec
tively that Bryan and Taft would win,
nnd.thcn.hurriodaway on late- trains to
"v HUH uuoiuh mi, -, """
West Newton, Mass., and Mack at Buf
falo. Both chairman feel that when
their votes shall have been deposited
tomorrow Ui3y will havo d,one all that
could havo been dono to further the
interests of their parties and their load
ing candidates in tho momentous cam
paign of 1908.
Hitchcock remained lafe at repub
lican headquarters, delaying his do
partura for Massachusetts until mid
night. Ho will return tomorrow night
to receivo tho returns. Mack left for
Buffalo shortly before 10 o'clock and
will bo back in tho city tomorrow
Tho polls in New York City will
open at 0 o'clock tomorrow morning
and close at 5 p. m. Tho eamo rule
holds throughout practlcajly cvory part
of the state nud tho indications are
thai tho New York stafo reeuls will
i do mo iirsi io do uiutucu ovor mo wirua
tomorrow night, as giving an indication
of how tho election goes. This, at
least, will bo true of tho counties and
cities outsido of.Oreater New York.
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close. Tho count of the voto in Now
York City, Brooklyn and tho surround
ing'boroughs, will likely bo slow nnd
The socialist leaders, basing their
claims upon the reception given Debs
on his "rod special" tour of the coun
try, are confident that thoy will poll a
greater voto than ovor before.
Republican Chairman Hitchcock de
clared today that Iato roports received
from tho national committeemen and
state chairmen strengthened his faith
In the cstimato of 325 olectorni votes
for Taft, mado on Friday night.
"I bolicvo this contest is won," ho
said. "It has been worked out as
systematically as it is possiblo to ap
ply a system o a national campaign.
Tho chairmanship of this, committeo
was not of my seeking. Thoso who nro
on tho insido can testify to this. I hnd
been involved in tho work previous to
tho opening of tho campaign, which,
naturally, I thought should havo re
lieved mo of this work which I accept
ed. As I expected, there was much
criticism in the boginning, but I think
that tho way in which tho work has
been done justifies mo in saying that
the results show that tho objoct has
tho country tomorrow" ho concluded,
"I expect to seo my forecast verified.
If conditions arc othorwiso in certain
sections, tho forecast may be reduced,
but I rather think it will bo increased."
Before leaving tonight, Mack, tho tho
democratic national hoadqunrtors, gave
out a final statement claiming tho vic
tory for Bryan and Kern.
ne asserted that New York stato will"
give tho national ticket a plurality of
50.000 and that Ohio and Indiana will
purely go democratic. Ho declared that
tho party will carry most of the other
doubtful states, and in addition, carry
some states not claimed. Ho adhered
to his forecast of 333 for Br3'.in.
"AH that is needed to win," said
Mack, "is to poll our voto and soo that
it is honestly counted."
DEMOCRACY GAINS IN MONTANA.
BUTTE, November 2. Probably the
most significant featuro of tho oloventh
hour political sentiment in Montana is
tho greatly reduced claim of tho stato
republican chairman. Last Tuesday
Chairman Lanstrum claimed that Mon
tana would givo Taft and Edward Don.
Ian for governor and tho balanco of
tho stato ticket, majorjlies of from 8,
000 to 10,000. Stato Democratic Chair
man W. B. Gcorgo 's estimate tonight
is that Montana will givo Bryan' a
popular majority of. at least 10,000 nnd
a majority of 6,000 for the state ticket."'
NOVEMBER 3, 1908
SAFFOBO STORE ISi"
.NEWSPAPER CHANGES HANDS
BUT WILL CONTINUE ON WITH
Car Pamlno Distresses Hay Shippers
in Valley Now Minister Takes
Chargo of'Congregatlon Other- Nows
and Personals from Growing Town.
'SAFFORD, Noconber 2 Tho Journal
changod hands last Saturday, Mrs. L.
A. Moore and John C. Todd t aking it
over. It will continuo as heretoforo
to stand for everything for the good of
tho peoplo of Saffordinnd thci upbuild
iu)4 oi. me luwu.
fhTstoro and rC8idenco o Mrfi. E15za
beth Pace of Thatcher was burned to
tho ground this morning at 4 o'clock.
Tho origin of tho firo is unknown.
Thero was no insurance.
Mrs. Mooro is an adopted daughter
t,-... n w..n .iv .i
of Rov. C. Wardlow and has managed
tho affairs of tho paper for months
J )a8t in tho nbsenco of tho proprietor.
,mr. xoaa is a young man napirmg io
high things and an able writer for ono
of his ago, just out of Jus 'teens.
A Southern Mothodlst church was
orgainzed In Safford last Sunday with
a- charter membership of about thirty
and a Sunday school of forty-three,
with J. M. Foster as superintendent.
Rov. Crutchfield of tho California con
forcs"o Is pastor, and Rev. J. E. Crutch
fcM presiding elder. This gives Safford
three churchos and each has a larger
mcmbertibip and Sunday school than
tho one church In 1901.
There has been but ono week sinco
May 1 that hay shippers wero up with
orders and at this time more than
twenty peoplo aro waiting for cars in
Safford and the railroad company
claims to be unable to furnish' them.
Tho last crop of hay is fast being cut
and shipped and is in good demand at
$11.50 a ton.
Both political parties seem to bo sat
isfied as to tho outcome of tho election,
henco nothing doing in Safford last
Saturday night. -
Mr Ashurst is tho acknowledged best
speaker who has been hero in tho pr&i
IIATNS PLEADS -INSANITY.
NEW YORK, Novdmbor 2. Affi
davits wero today presented by counsel
for the Haius brothers, charged with
the killing of William E. Annis, to sus
tain a motion for the postponement of
tho impending trial.
Tho documents contained tho declar
ations of expert witnesses, stating that
Captain Hains was not in a fit mental
Judge Aspinwall granted tho post
ponement. Silver Bolt Will Give Ncwb at
Theater Saguro Club Will
Have Wire Others Too.
"A wenpon that comes down as still
As snowflakos upon tho sod,
But executes a freeman's will
As lightning docs tho will of God;
And from its force nor doors nor locks
Can shield you; 'tis tho ballot box."
Just how the ballots will fall, in ter
ritory and country, the Silver Belt will
begin tolling tho citizens of Globo this
ovoning ns soon as tho telegraph wires
bring the news, which will bo from
about 10 o'clock cm through tho night.
For tho eonvenienco of tho public, tho
Silvor Belt has mado special arrange
ments with tho Iris theater manage
ment, so that the bulletins will bo flash
ed from thero after tho conclusion of
tho show. This scrvico will bo abso
lutely frqo to everybody, and tho the
atcr will 1)0, found a good deal moro
comfortablo than standing outdoors in
front of tho newspaper office.
Tho Snguaro club' will also havo its
bulletins indoors, a special wiro having
been run up into tho club for iho
bonefit of tho mombcrs.
A similar service will bo given at tho
Dominion hotel, whero tho bullotins will
be posted in tho lobby.
Tho'Whito Houso and Kecgan's havo
also jnado arrangements for a bulletin
All told, it will be an oasy matter
or tho public to kocp informed on tho
way in which, the count of tho votes
is progressing .throughout ,tho United
States, and, 'by morning, it will bo seen
that Bill is a sure winner.
TO BE FURNISHED
OUR FIGHT IS
LEADER, ON ARRIVAL HOME
MAKES CONTRAST OF THE
MET EVERYWHERE BY CROWDS
LARGER THAN GREETED
HIM BEFORE. -
Points to What Is Behind Taft and
What Makes Forco of Democracy
Refers to Failure of Republicans to
Publish Campaign Funds.
LINCOLN, Neb., November 2. "Our
light Is won, and wo await tho verdict
with confidonce. Tho people will not
bo deceived by the padded straw votes
published by partisan newspapers and
by tho shambles of tho Wall street
' '?""" ""," waa"u VLr?m
stricken republican leaders," said W.
J. Bryan tonight,
"The republican candidate has be
hind hira an army of fiico holders, the
trust' maguatcs, most of the leading
newspapers and an enourmous enmpaign
fund so tainted that ho dare not let
tho people know where it comes.Xrom
until after thty havo voted, and that
part of it tha is conributed to the re
publican congressional committee will
not bo known them.
"I havo behind mo tho awakened
conscienco of tho country and tho sen
timent in favor of popular government
which demands the election of United
States sonators by direct vote.
"I have behind mc tho victims of tho
trusts who nro pleading for relief, tho
laboring men whoso petitions havo been
rejected by tho republican party, the
depositors whoso savings aro jeopard
iscd by tho carelessness of bank offi
cials and the consumers who havo been
exploited by tho beneficiaries of the
It was a notable, day for Mr. Bryan,
commencing at Kansas City, Kas., he
talked in towns and cities not unfamil
iar, for ho has campaigned in this sec
tion many times, but his audiences to
day were far greater than ever before
during his campaigns.
HOW THE WEATHER WILL BE,
WASHINGTON, November 2. Fair
weather in all but eleven states, is the
final forecast for election day made
tonight by the weather bureau.
Moderate temperature will prevail in
all states. Showers nro indicated for
Tuesday in Georgia, Alabama, western
Florida, .Mississippi, eastern 'Louisiana,
tho mountains of Tennessee, tho Caro
linas, Washington, Oregon and northers
COLORADO IN DISPUTE.
DENVER, Colo., November 2. At
tho stato democratic headquarters, 17,
000 is given as the probable plurality
for Bryan and tho democratic state
tickets. Tho republicans figure tho
samo estimato of plurality for Taft and
their stato ticket. Both parties lay
claim to three congressmen and tho leg
iBlauro, which will elect United States
senators. Tho supremo court refused
today to appoint watchers nt tho polls
in Huerfano and Los Animas counties,
whero the democrats assert that the re
publicans intend to return fraudulent
CHINKS' HOUSES DEMOLISHED.
RENO, Nov., Novcmbor 2. Because
their houses have been declared unsan
itary by tho grand jury, about a hun
dred Chinamen of Reno wero mado
homeless today, when tho shacks in
which they had lived were torn down
under the direction of tho city officials.
What will become of tho homeless
Chinamen, tho municipal authorities nro
unable to say,
ALLISON NAILS BLACK ROORBACK
"I know of no such telegTam," said
G. M. Allison last night, when he was
asked about a () roorback rumor to the
effect that, at tho time of tho miners'
strike, Sheriff Henry Thompson had
telegraphed to Governor Brodie, asking
that troops bo sent to hold down tho
G. M. Allison was manager of tho lo
cal offlco of tho Western Union Tele
graph company at tho time.
G. M. Allison is ono of tho most
ardent republicans in this torritory or
anywhero cls3 in tho United States.
This is what this republican had to
say of this roorback which was de
signed to hurt a democratic nominee:
"Whllo I am, of coureo, not prepared
to take oath to the effect that Mr.
Thompson did not send any such tele,
gram, I can say with confidence that if
ho had dono so.it would havo at once
made a good deal of impression upon
mo and I would havo remembered it'.
t J i ftV'
PRICE FIVE CENTO
STRAW VOTE ILL
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO FESL
PULSE OF TAX PAYERS. FOR
Globe Firemen Gst Appropriation of
Ono Hundred Dollars From Business
Men to Help Them Go to Phoenix
With Hose Team for Fair.
Globe will ,in all probability, send a
hoso team to Phoenix to represent the
locnl fire department in tho races at tho
territorial fair next weok. The Globe
Chamber of Commerce at a special
meeting of tho board of eovernora burt
evening, contributed $100 to help de
fray tho expenses of tho team with
tho provieo that tho team should mice
tho rest of the sum necessary for the
pnrpoxc by popular subscription.
Tho board of governors had been call
cd together at tho Dominion hotel for
tho purposo of discussing various sub
jects of interest to tho chamber, and
during the progress of tho meeting,
Floyd Blevins, captain of Pioneer hoso
team No. I, appeared before the board
and asked for financial assistance for
the purposo of sending a racing team to
the fair. Prizes to the extent of $1,000
have been hung up by the fair manage
ment, and Mr. Blevins thought the local
team stood a good show to tako down
some of tho easy money. In addition
to this tho advertising featuro was one
that applied to the progressive mem
bers of tho board of governors, and nf
tcr some discussion it was decided to
appropriate $100 for this purpose. Mr.
Blevins thought that with this start,
tlio team would have no difficulty in
taking caro of the expenses of tho trip,
and a canvas wiit bo immediately be
gun to raise such additional sum as
will be necessary. It Is understood that
it will bo neaossary to send eleven mem
bers to participate in tho races. A
round trip rate of $11.55 has been made
by tho railroads, and while it is not
known just how much tho expenses of
the team will be, it is not thought there
wiH be any difficulty experienced in
raising tho sum necessary.
Tho secretary of tho chamber was in
structed' lo collect such literature as
tho chamber of commerce bad at its
disposal to senLit withjhe boys. to tlx -fair,
and everything possiblo will be
dono to givo the resources o Globo
camp as much as possible.
After tho hose team had been dls- ,
posed of, tho attention of tho board of
governors was given to tho good roads
question. It seemed to bo the consensu?
of opinion that tho chamber should
concentrate its attention on one sub
ject at a time, and tho sentiment was
almost unanimous in taking up the ques
tion of better wagon roads for tho conn,
ty. In pursuance, of this plan tho sec
retary was instructed to go over the
tax roll of the county and mail to each
taxpayer a return postal bearing the
query, "Would you be in favor of n
proposition to bond Gila county for a
sum not to exceed $50,000, the money
to bo used for tho improvement of the
Toads of tho county?" From tho on- v
swers. received to these queries tho scn-.
tment of tho men of tho county who,
pay the bills will bescertained, which
knowledge will bo of valuo in the cam-
paign for better roadways which tho
chamber is determined to inaugurate.
It was ordered that a committee be
appointed to go over and reviee the
existing constitution and by-laws of
tho organization, making such ehanges
as now conditions may seem to warrant.
President Ewing will announeo the
names of tho committee at a later
The fact that fourteen of tho twenty,
five members of tho board of governors
were present at the special meeting Inst
evening would seem to indicato that a
new and much needed interest is being
taken in the organization.
I cannot recall that Sheriff Thompson
sent any telegram to Governor Bro
die." Tho rumor wa3 that the telegram had
been signod by Superintendent Fred W.
Hoar and Sheriff Thompson.
The signature of the superintendent,
alone, would havo been without avail in
such a request made on tho governor.
Tho matter would have, at once, been
referred back to the sheriff of tho coun
ty. G. M. Allison says that If tho shor
iff's signature had been affixed to any
telegram in connection with tho matter
ho would havo remembered it,
G. M. Allison says he remembers no
, A roorback is a falsehood sprung at
tho last hour of a political campaign,
just late enough to be given wide cir-s
eolation and too late to be contradicted.
This particular roorback was sprang too-
won. . ii n, ,
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