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The copper era. (Clifton, Graham County, Ariz.) 1899-1911, March 15, 1900, Image 12

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. Articles of Incorporation
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
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.
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.

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