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THE COPPER ERA, CLIFTON, ARIZ., MARCH 15 1900 . Articles of Incorporation OF THE First Prestiyterian Clinrch of Clifton Know All Men Bt This i Presents, That we, the undersigned, have this day voluntar ily associated ourselves together for the pur pope of Incorporating under the laws of the territory of Arizona, and in pursuance of the purposes for which we have been elected as hereinafter set forth, a religious corporation, to be known and designated as the First Presbyterian Church of Clifton. And we hereby certify that the objects for which this corporation is formed are: To establish a Presbyterian Church innhe town of Clifton, In the County of Graham, and Territory of Arizona, and in connection therewith suitable and customary organiza tions, for the purpose of public worship and religious training In that neighborhood, ac cording to the articles, rules and discipline of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, under the supervision of the Presbytery of the Territory of Arizona; to take charge of the Churchi building, estate, and property, and the affairs of the temporal ities thereof. That the principal place of business of this Corporation shall be in the said Church in Clifton, Arizona. That the term for which this Corporation is established shall be twenty -five years from and after the date of incorporation thereof. That the number of Trustees, who shall have the management of its affairs as afore said shall be, and the names of the Trustees elected for the first year, and until their successors are appointed are: George R. Bowman, Clifton, Arizona. Jas. S. Cromb, do. . do. A. C. Mole, ' do. do. D. A. Peters, do. ' do. J. D. Audley Smith, do. do. That the said Trustees were duly elected at a meeting of the members of said Church, duly convened and held in the Church build ing, for the purpose, among other things, of electing trustees to take charge and manage ment of its property, temporalities and af fairs, and to form this incorporation. That a majority of said members were then and there present, and voted at such election, for the above named trustees, as is more partic ularly set forth in the certificate and verifi cation by the officers who conducted the election, hereto annexed and made part of these articles. In witness whereof, we have hereunto set our hands and seals this 10th day of March, A. D. 1900. George R. Bowman seal. James S. Cbohb seal. A. C. Mole seal. D. A. Peters seal. J. D. Audley Smith seal. This is to certify that at a meeting of the members of the First Presbyterian Church of Clifton duly convened f orthe purpose here inafter set forth, held in the Church.- build ing, on Monday the fifth day of March, A. D. 1600, a majority of said members being then and there present, who voted at said election, the Revd. B. C. Meeker was requested to pre side, and Mr George R. Bowman to act as Secretary, with which request they respec tively complied. The meeting then proceeded to the election of five trustees, to take charge and manage ment of the property, temporalities and af fairs of the First Presbyterian Church of Clifton and to form an incorporation under the laws of the Territory of Arizona, in furtherance of the objects for which the church is founded. The following trustees were then duly elected: George R. Bowman, James S. Cromb, A. C. Mole, D. A. Peters, - . J. D. Audley Smith, all residents of the town Qf Clifton, County of Graham, Territory of Arizona. i. a. B. C. Meeker, President. Geo. R. Bowman, Secretary. Clifton, March 10th, A. D. 1900. Territory of Arizona, I s -g County of Graham. I B. C. Meeker and George R. Bowman, being duly sworn, depose and say, each for him self, that he was an officer, conducting the election referred to in the foregoing certifi cate; that he has read said certificate, and knows the contents thereof, and that the same is true oí his own knowledge. B. C. Meeker, Geo. R. Bowman. Subscribed and Sworn to this 10th day of March A. D. 1900, before me Charles W. Beck, Notary Public Territory of Arizona, I s g County of Graham I On this 10th day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred, before me, Charles W. Beck, a Notary Public, personally appeared George R. Bowman, James S. Cromb, A. C. Mole, D. A. Peters and J. D. Audley Smith, known to me to be the persons whose names are subscribed to the foregoing instrument, and acknowledged to me that they executed the same. Witness my hand and offl ;ial seal, seal ! Chabbes W. Beck, Notary Public. My Commission expires April 21st, 1903. notice: fob publication. Department of the Interior, Land Office at Tucson, Arizona, Jan. 27, 1900. Notice is hereby given that Richard L. Powel, of Silver City, New Mexico, has this day filed a Relinquishment Deed to the Unit ed States with proofs of title to 40 acres of land, under Act of Congress of June 4th, 1897, and has selected and located in lieu thereof the following described tract of land, to-wit: A tract of land previously known as the Dix Ranch, and now known as the Stockton Ranch, situated on the South , side of San Francisco river the location of which is more particularly described as follows, to-wit: be ginningat the junction of Dix creek and San Franciscoriver and running thence up theSan Francisco valley or canon on south and east side of river 1320 feet to a point above 600 feet from San Francisco river, thence 1330 feet in a south direction, thence 1330 feet in a west direction, thence 1320 feet In a north direction to place of beginning. This area of land, forty acres, lies in the vallley of the San Francisco river on south and east side of river and com prises all the land in cultivation and under fence between the junction of Dix creek with San Francisco river and a tnnnel about three by five by sixty feet, dimensions, which is driven through a rocky point for water Inlet from San Francisco river for irrigation ditch for above-described land. The foregoing-described tract being situa ted in unsurveyed territory is located as near as can be determined previous to Government survey, in section One, of Township Two, South of Range 31 East of the Gila and Salt River Meridian in Arizona Territory. It Is therefore ordered that the foregoing notice shall appear for publication six conse cutive issues in The Copper Era, a weekly newspaper, published nearest to said land, at Clifton, Arizona. Milton R. Moobe, Register. First Publication March 8, 1900. NOTICE FOB PUBLICATION. Hd. Application No. 2107. Department of the Interior, Land Office at Tucson, Arizona, February 9, 1900. Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his inten tion to make final proof In support of bis claim, and that said proof will be made be fore the Clerk of the District Court at Solo monville, Arizona, on Monday, April St 1900, viz: Andrew T. Pbatheb, of Duncan, Ari zona, for the SEK Sec 33, Tp. 8 S, R 32 E, G. & S. R. B. & M. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultiva tion of said land, viz: August English, Henry C Day, Louis M. McDonald and Fred Heglar, all of Duncan, Arizona. Milton R. Moobe. Register. First Pub. Feb. 15, 1900. Notice to Creditors. In the Probate Court of Graham county in the Territory of Arizona. In the matter of the estate of John Rin toul, deceased. Notice is hereby given by the undersigned Administrator of the estate .of John Rintonl, deceased, to the creditors of, and all persons having claims against, said deceased, to pre sent them, with the necessary vouchers, within four months after the first publication of this notice, to the undersigned Adminis trator at his office In the town of Clifton, county of Graham, Territory of Arizona, fltt same being the place for the transaction of the business cf said estate. Dated March 12, 1900. Alexander T. Thomson. Administrator of the Estate of John Rintoul'. deceased. 1 pub. 3-15.