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divoteú to the Interest of the
Clifton Morenci Mining District
A Local Mining Journal Covering
the Terrify as well as Graham Co-
The Board of Dental Examiners for
Arizona will meet at Tucson April 18
to 21 inclusive, for the examination
of candidates.
Over thirtj- inches of snow fell in
the vicinity of Flagstaff during the
recent storm and stockmen are en
thusiastic. Reports have been confirmed of a
rich strike of oxidized gold ore at the
Hub mine of the Skull Valley Devel
opment company.
Twelve cases of scarlet fever have
been reported from Wenden to Dr.
E. B. Ketcherside, county health
officer of Yuraa county.
The Pythian Sisters of Solomon
ville used part of their surplus funds
to defray the expenses of puUing in
a well and pump on the school ground
The Anti Saloon league of I'hoenix
has tiled charges against thirteen
saloons and hope to prevent a renew
al of their licenses by the board of
Following the completion of ma
chinery installation, sinking- has been
st rted in the main shaft of the Ari
roaa Bonanza "Mining company in the
Big Bug district.
The shipping- of ore from the
United Verde mine tobe used asa
flux in reducing the ores at the Hum
bol it smelter has been shipped.
From 100 to 100 tons will be ship ed
Tne big double cylinder air com
pressor for the Arizona-Michigan
Development company arriyed at
Johnson last week, and will be in
stalled at once at the double com
partment perpendicular working
By an order of the government,
the religious rites of the Yuma In
dians over their dead, including the
cremation of the body and the burn
ing of all the belongings of th de
ceased, which have been in force for
generations, are to be broken up in a
few weeks.
The Yuma high school will be
placed on the list of accredited
schools probationall v, and its recom
mended graduates will be admitted
to the university without examina
tion, except in English, in which all
are examined.
Safford's new potoflice, one of the
flne-t structures of its kind in Ari
zona, will be completed within the
present week. It is built of brick,
iron and cement aud is two stories.
The l.uikiiosr has been splendidly lit
ted up for u-e. .
J. C. Gatti, the- Clifton butcher,
was in the city last week, looking for
beef. He has the contract !or
furnishing the Shannon company with
beef, and is under heavy bonds to fur
nish sufficient supply, and it i- keep
ing him busy to get the goo's.
Colonel James H. Christopher, of
Warrensburg, Mo., millionaire, Li
dian lighter and soldier of fortune,
has purchased 100,000 acres of land
on the Arizona border along the pro
posed Port Lobos railway and will in
siall a large irrigation system along
original lines.
A technical magazine, dealing with
the Ins and outs of pedagogy, and
called the "Arizona Journal of Edu
cation" will be issued in th- near
future by Prof. Thaddeus L. B lton,
superintendent of the training de
partment of the Tempe normal, as
sisted by Prof. Phelps, also of the
Ford J. Wharton and his associates,
who own a group of claims in the
Baboquivaris mountains, about Pity
miles soui hwest of Tuc-on, have dis
covered .in immense ledge of ore
which assays $4. GO per ton in gold and
copper, besides containing 00 per
cent, of inolyqdenum, a rare metal
currently quoted at f'0 eer ton.
It is reported that the 1 alumet &
Arizona Copper Mining company and
the Copprr Creek Mining company
will consolidate as one company, and
will then erect a 200-ton smelter on
its propel tb-s on Copper creek at
some point convenient for handling
the ores of bjth the former com
panies. V. B. Clement, recently of Mi s
cow, Idaho, and VV. A. Coliman, of
Mesa, have formed a partnership
and will establish a large stock farm
near that place for the raising of
thoroughbred horses. They have in
corporated as the Salt Kiver Valley
Stock Farm with a paid capital of
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liyer
Tablets a-sist nature in driving all
impurities out of the system, insuring
a free and regular condition and
restoring the organs of the body to
health and strength. Sold by all druggy's.
Is Statehood In Danger?
The following articlerecently ap
' peared in the New York Herald, be
ing received from its Washington
; news bureau. The Herald is gen
' erally regarded as a conservative
paper inclined towards partisan
views, which makes the article of a
: more serious nature than at first sup
! posed. Tne article follows:
'Mathematically inclined republi
can politicians have discovered that
statehood for New Mexico and Ari
; zona should not pass the senate.
There is a reason.
It is mor- than a probability that
ion becoming states the two territor
I ies would send four democratic sena-
1 tors to corgress. 1 his, with possi
bilities of defeat for repubiicai s who
nus fight for re-election next fal',
might endanger the regular republi
'iii control of the senate.
'Thire is at present republican
strength in the senate of 59. From
thi-tthee must be taken eight "in
surgent"'' republicans who cannot be
-..ntrolled by the republican leaders,
Senators Aldrich and Crane. Thi'
leaves the regular republican
strength in the senate only 54.
" 'Insurgent' republicans have on
big partv questions voted with the
democrats. This adds their strength
to the democratic minority of 33.
Four democrats from Arizona and
New Mexico would make the com
bined 'insurgent' democratic strength
45. Pour republican senators lost to
the democrats in coming elections
would (.lace the senate in the power
of the democrats and 'insurgents.'
There are at least seven senatorial
republicans who must make a hard
tight for re-election.
"This is the reason that statehood
for two remaining territories outside
of Alaska is likely to wait until Set
ator Aldrich and Senator Crane can
keep the senate lid on. There has
been a tremendous bubbling, but up
to this time the statehood bill has
not made further progress than a
favorable report from the committee
on territories.
"Keeping the statehood bill from
passing the senate is likely to be a
harder job than passing the adminis
tration's railroad bill, and that is not
an easy tak. President Taft has
been through the two territories and
pledged his support in statehood.
Hut President Tatt had not then and
has not now seen the mathematical
demonstration of what may happen
'o the senate. If he keeps on urg
ing statehood upon the senate they
vv i 1 1 be laid before him.
"When a president of the United
.States with three years in seryice,
and with a strong probability that
the house of representatives will be
de nocrutic after March 4, 1911, is
confronted with the further possi
bility that be may have added to bis
burden a democratic senate, there is
likely to be a slump in the statehood
"Statehood has been urged by the
president because it was promised in
the republican platlorm, buildcd j
it Chicago. This is his argument tor
it. Republicans are more than eyer
convinced that platforms are hastily
and simetiines carelessly builded.
"Democrats are naturally for the
statehood bill. They haye promised
to use it as a railroad tie to be
thrown across the track of other ad
ministrative legislation. They be
lieve that statehood can be passed in
the senate and the republicans be
lieve that this is true."
Yung Takes the Goldfield Nine.
Territorial Secretary George U.
Young has secured the old Golufield
mining property east of Mesa, on a
lease and $150,000 bond Y"oung expects
to interest others in this proposition
with the result of acquiring the mine
The property was secured from the
heirs of a man named Perry, who
seems to haye been the discoverer
aud original worker of the claim.
During its day of operation $571,000
was taken from the property without
making any marked impression upon
the ore bodies.
Young stated this morning that the
properly had always in the past been
worked as a gold proposition, but he
is of the opinion that development
work will unearth large copper de
posits. Young will put a crew of men at
work oa the property April 1 and ex
pects gre it results from their work
of exploration.
The Goldfield mine Í3 located in
Maricopa county and its successful
resumption will mean a great deal in
a commercial way for Phoenix and
the cunty.
S cretary Young is one of the few
federal officials who is investing his
money in Maricopa county. He re-
:otlj purchased a large tract of
aluable land near Buckeye and his
I ite.-t venture, the Goldfield mine,
promises to develop into a transaction
f ireat value to thj residents and
business men of this section.
Worse Tha Bullets.
Bullets have often caused less suffer
ing to soldier- than the eczema L.
I V. EJ arriman, Burlington, Me., got in
I the army, ami suffered with, forty
years. "But Bu 'klen's Arnica Salve
! cured me when all else failed," he
i writes Greatest healer for Sore,
j Fleers, Boils. Burns, Cuts, Wounds,
and Piles. 25c at A. C, Co. dru de
i partment.
What Arizona Gets From Government.
The legislative, executive and judi
cial appropriation bill, which has just
i passed the house, contains the follow
! ing items of interest to Arizona and
j New Mexico territories:
For salary of the governor of Ari
Izona, $3000; chief justice and four
: associate judges at $3000 each; secre
; tary, $1800; interpreter and translator
in the executive office, $500; total,
; For contingent expenses of the ter
ritory of Arizona, including not to
exceed $500 for traveling expenses of
the governor while absent from the
capital on official business, $1500.
For legislative expenses, namely:
For rent, messenger, postage, station
ery, fuel, lights, printing and inci
dental expenses for the secretary's
office, for pay of members and officers
of the legislative assembly, mileage,
rent of rooms for the legislature and
committees, furniture, stationery,
printing, binding, fuel, lights and in
cidentals, $24,250.
For surveyor general of Arizona,
$2500. and for clerks in his office,
$8000; total, $10,500.
For rent of office for the surveyor
general, stationery, binding, records,
books of reference for office use,
typewriter and repairs, repair of fur
niture, freight and drayage, filing
cases, drafting supplies and tables,
and other incidental expenses, includ
ing the exchanges of typewriters,
For salaries of officials of New
Mexico: Governor, $.1000; chief ius-
tice and six associate judges, at $3000
each: secret 'Tv of the territory,
$1800; intei im . ier mid translator in
the executive .JM; total, $20.-
For contingent expenses of terri
tory, including not to exceed $500 for
traveling expenses of the governor
while absent from the capital on
official business, to be expended by
tiie governor, $1500.
For legislative expenses, $24,500.
For i-uryeyor general of New Mex
ico, $2500, and for clerks in his office,
$10,500; total, $13,000.
For pay of messenger, stationer,
printing, drafting instruments, plats,
drawing paper, binding records, tele
phone, registration of letters, post
office box rent, drayage, towels,
books of reference for office use, and
other incidental expenses, including
the exchange of typewriters, $1000.
The Rash to Florida.
The rush for land in Florida is on,
says the Technical World. There
are many reasons for this great and
comparatively sudden demand. One
is that the lamber and turpentine
kings are beginning to release their
grip on the state lam's.
Having turpentini l the trees to
death over vast tr. cts and then cut
them and sold the lu -iber, the land is
useless for their pui j.jse. This land,
which cost the turpentine men from
25 cents to $1 an acre, they are now
glad to sell in large lots from 30,000
to 100,000 acres at from $3 to $5 an
Colonies by the score are being
planted all over the state. In the
very Everglades themselves, a sec
tion that the geographies once t?ugbt
was but a vast swamp with little or
no land above water, four or five land
companies are operating. One has
sold 10,000 farms in ten-acre lots at
from $20 to 824 an acre, another has
sold 2,000 farms at the same prices,
another 1,000 farms at $50 to $100 an
acre and another 10,000 farms at $30
to $50 an acre.
It is estimated that 40 per cent, of
these sales are to actual settlers, the
balance going to the small speculator
who is willing to chance the invest
ment of a few hundred dollars in the
hope of a great increase in price of
these lands later on when they come
out from under the water. For it is
a fact that much of the Everglade
land sold is at present to be traversed
oily in boats or in rubber boots. It
i supposed that as a rule the buyers
understand that. One big sale of
Everglade land was by the state, a
half million acres at $2 per acre, the
state agreeing to put out $1 per acre
in draining this land, no time being
sit for the completion of the drain
age contract.
The state now has four $50,000
dredges at work and has so far
dreged about twenty-five miles of
canal and nine of river. Bids have
just been received for 300 miles more
of canal and optimists think the
drainage of the lauds solil may be
completed in ten years.
As a sample of the rush on the
part of the small speculator and
s aaall farmer for these Florida land
may be cited the cutting up of a big
tract near Tampa about a year ago.
This was advertised and money came
by mail for the five and ten acre lots
from Hunolulu, South Africa, Panama
Philippine Islands, Ceylon, in fact,
from almost every country in the
world, the whole tract being sold out
almost immediately. Probably not
o.ie man in ten that invested ftom a
hundred toa thousand dollars in this
land saw it before purchasing.
Many of the colonies being planted
out in the state are doomed to failure
acid disaster because of the unscrupu
lousness of their promoters, it is de
clared. Florida land is spotted.
Rich alluvial soil in places lies be
side barren sand that will not grow
cactus. Many liijiiivamps seem in
capable of drainage. "Vet many pro.
rooter hare no care tot this.
Documents Filed For Record.
Following is a list of documents
filed for record in the county seat,
compiled by The Graham County Ab
stract company:
D H Welch to
$50, beg nw cor
Hibt Ferrier, deed,
lot 3, blk 15, Plat A
Pi ma.
J D Harlzler to Louis Bassert,
deed, 33500, ne 1-4 se 1-4 sec 7, 8, 20.
A T Thonson to K of P Building
Carp, deed, $100, lot in Clifton.
J T Cauthen to Stephen & Schade,
deed, $50), se 1-4 sw 1-4 sec 17, 6, 31.
L B Elliott to Angela Springer,
deed, $100, lot in blk 15 Hill's add,
I Clifton.
Fletcher Merrill to Silas P Jenkins,
i deed, $1050, beg cepter stakes sec 2,
j . 24.
J F Freestone to Joseph Green
halgh, deed, $1700, beg 19 G ch w and
: 10 ch s ne cor se 1-4 sec 18, 7, 20.
Geo J Hatch to Wm Ellsworth,
: deed, $1200, ne 1-4 ne 1 4 sec 27, 7, 21.
Jno R Hampton files 4 mining
locations in Greenle dist.
Walter Hampton files mining
location in Greenlee dist.
Geo Webster to Martha Abraham,
I deed, $2400, lots 2 and 3, Clifton.
W H Small is appointed adminis
trator for Sylvester Owens, deceased.
Wm R Holland to Frank E Wilt
sher, bill of sale, 91, 4-room house.
Tim Chapman to West Wh te, bill
of sale, $200, 3 head of horses.
Theo D Morris to Mascot Min Co.
deed, $20,000, mining claims in Clark
Tom J Brown to Mascot
deed, $500t, mining claims
Min Co,
in Clark
J T Sanford riles
mining location
in Aravaipa dist.
Articles of incorporation ot Calu
met Cop Creek Min Co, incorporators
Jno B Wright and W J Garbr ith,
Jr, Copper Creek, Ariz, place of
business, capital stock $5,000,000.
Articles of Incorporation of The
Duncan Telephone Co. incorporators,
E P Shelton, J H Dunnagan, W E
Spaw, Joe McAlister and L F Vaughn
Duncan, Ariz, place of business, capi
tal stock $30,000.
Belle Brooking to R P Brooking,
bill of sale, $400. the fishhook brand
of cattle.
J Allen Chitty to A H Slaughter,
bill of sale, 8100, 1-2 int in 200 cattle
and 5 horses.
Mrs Ella Chitty to A H Slaughter,
bill of sale, $100, 100 cattle.
J Backsteiu to L V Hoyt, lease,
mining claims of Gold Belt Dev Co.
A F Runselies files proof oi labor
on 3 claim in L'nknown dist.
O F Hicks is appointed deputy
J P Miller tiles official boud.
Silas P Jenkins to Title Guarantee
& Trust Co, deed of trust, $1200, beg
at center stake sec 2. 0, 24.
Paul R Becker to L H Remish,
lease, tract of land 40 feet square.
L W French to Dortha R McKenny,
deed, 110, beg at point 40 rds e and
2J rds s of tuv cor nw 1-4 se 1-4 sec 7,
Jno M Damron to J H Claridge,
deed, $300, e 1-2 lot 1, blk 29, Thatcher
Elizabeth Damron, deed, $10, lot 9,
blk 8, Clifton.
Ambrosia Spez?ia to Virginia G de
Galvan, deed, 870, lot 1, blk 1, Clifton
Annie E Lee to Joseph Hamblin,
deed, $30.1, beg at pt ( rds e sw cor
sw 1-4 ne 1-4 s-c 7, 8, 20.
J J Waggoner to 1'aola Missola et
al, deed, 91, beg 21 S f.et e w cor nw
1-4 ne 1-4 sec 19, 8, 32.
James l'lumlee to Paola Missola et
al, dee i, $18i)0, beg 4) it n sw cor nw
1-4 i.e 1-4 ec 1 1, 8, 32.
Statehood Bill is Presented to Senate.
Senator Beveridge t.as presented
the report of the committee on ter
ritories, favoring his till, in prefer
ence to that of the bouse, granting
statehood to Arizona and New Mex
ico. The report defends the changes
made by the committee, espcially
emphasizing the refusal of the senate
bill to recogniz- tt e present election
law in Arizona, which, it is declared,
would disfranchise a 1 .rye number of
the oldest and mes-, substantial citi
zens of the territory by reason of
their inability to interpret the Con
stitution In English.
The house makes the Arizona elec
tion law a test of citizenship, and the
house provision is favored by the
Democrats which will probably en
gender, the hottest fight. The Re
publicans declare that the recognition
of the election law of the state of
Arizona would not be democratic.
Another decided difference in the
se late and the house measure is the
former for separate elections and
ratification of the constitution and
election of officers. A precedent is
given in the case of C ''orado.
Beveridge :s-i rts tl at the house
bill woul I per.uit polygamy. The
senate bill WO lid allow i ayments
onlv on 1 onus ajic'ated by congress,
while the bouse eoi templates the
payment of all. Scheols shall be ex
clusive tlv ' ngli'".
Every fa .... ...i . eoi. illy those
who reside in tne country ,-hould be
provided a all tint -s with a bottle of
Chamberí tin's Liniment. There is
no telling when it may be wanted in
case of a i ai-cdi-n or emergency.
It is most excellent in all case3 of
rheumatia , sprains an-! bruisrs.
Sold by 311 dtuptfists.
Tempe Judges In Bad.
Action of the judges in the recent
territorial oratorical contest held in
Tempe has stirred up a regular live
sized hornet's nest among the various
high schools taking part, and just
about the worst sufferer is Bisbee
1 he judges were all composed of
Tempe residents, who awarded first
place to the Tempe high school and
the second place to Globe high. But
their most recent action, according
to last Saturday's issue of the Tempe
Normal Student, the college paper,
was to turn around and hold a quiet
decision, give Globe first place and
Jerome second. This has served to
start the participating schoolsjtalk
ing all over the territory and the
judges may have to face a number of
charges. Had they had nerve enough
to stick to their first decision it
wouldn't have looked so bad, but bad
enough; the reversal of their de
cision makes it worse, placing the
board in the light of a referee who
reverses a decision or an umpire who
does likewise without any apparent
Mesa high school started the ball
rolling, filing charges against the
judges and then withdrawing their
contestant. Bisbee high and two or
three more are making plans to take
similar action, although in no case
Will Bisbee's contestant, Mvriam
Toles, be withdrawn.
As soon as Miss Moyer and Miss
Toles arrived at Tempe about the
first thing they heard was brags and
boasts on the part of the Tempeites
that "Bisbee had come down to hog
it all, and they were going to be mis-
taken." After MissToles had spoken
she was greeted with about the big
gest hand given any contestant, and
every unprejudiced person in the hall
was of the opinion that she would win
first honors easily. While the judges
were debating many came around
and congratulated both Miss Toles
and Miss Moyer upon Bisbee once
more showing her oratorical superi
ority, incidentally remarking that
there could be no question about the
judges' decision. When this was an
nounced, one could have heard a pin
drop and they filed out in silence, al
most, save for the whooping up done
by Tempeites.
Then talk became pretty warm and
when it was rumoted Mesa high was
to file charges the judges decided to
reconsider. They met and left their
own high school out of it and gave
Globe first, with Jerome second place.
Everybody else who had anything to
do with the contest are rather warm
under the collar and B:?bee about the
most torrid of the lot.
Territory's Bit from Insurance Co s.
Secretary George U. Younff has
completed the collection of the two
per cent tax required by law on the
total premiums of the business done
in the territory by all life, fire, and
accident insurance companies, during
the year 1909, and paid to the terri
torial treasurer the amount due 834,
037.30. The total amount of the premiums
on the business done last year was
$1.701,872.0" as against $1,541,821.72.
the preceding- year. This shows that
$1(30,050.35 more business was done by
the insurance companies last year
than the year before.
The fees accumulating in the office
of the secretary through the insur
ance business of the year amounted
to $4,803.50 one-half of which as re
quired by law, was also turned over
to the territorial treasurer. The ter
ritory therefore received from the
insurance business last year $36,439.05
at an expense of only $1500, the salary
of Assistant Secretary R. A. Kirk,
who has charge of it. Other office
help required has to be furnished by
the territorial secretary, so that
after all is considered be gets veiy
little net remuneration out of the in
surance business.
Bare Bones in Boat Suggest Tragedy.
Papago Indians returned from the
coast country of Lower California re
port finding the headless skeleton of
a man in a small Loat which was
beached on the fand, in the Gulf of
California. He had no clothes or
other means of identification.
It is suppused to be the body of a
prospector or scientist exploring the
gulf coast, but the theory is that the
man came to his death at the hands
of the fierce Sieri Indians, reputed to
be cannibals, on Tiburón island. The
boat was evidently pulled up the
beach by human hands as it was right
side up with the skeleton bleaching
in the tropical sun, lying as if the
body had been hacked, beheaded and
left in the boat. All efforts to learn
the identity of the man here are un
availing. Several scientists, as well
as prospectors have gone to the coast
country, but none are reported miss
ing. The party on the return trip dis
covered inland the body of another
uuknown man half eaten by wile;
animals. He had evidently laid down
and died on the road. A black coal
and dark .shirt hanging in a tree neai
by furnished the only clew of identity.
The Call of The Blocd.
for puriGcation, finds voice iu pimples,
boils, sallow complexion, a jaundiced
look, moth patches and blotches on
the skin, all ii;ns of liver trouble.
But Dr. King's New Life Pills make
rich red blood: give clear skin, rosy
cheeks, fine complextop, health. Try
them. 2óc at A. C, Co. drug department.
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