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COPPER ERA CLIFT0N-M0RENC1 Mining District Total Production 1882 to 1910 $110,000,000 CLIFTON-MORENCI Mining District Production for 1909: 74,000,000 lbs. VOLUME 12. CLIFTON, GBEENLEE COUNTY, ARIZONA, FRIDAY. 31 ARCH 17, 1911 NUMBEB 49 GENERAL ARIZONA NEWS. (Gleaned From Exchanges.) Papage Indian is Tied to Horse and Dragged to Death. Yuma March 8 With his wrist tied to the tail of a wild youn; horse the body of what has been identiBed as a Papado Indian was found today by a detachment of the First United States cavalry on the edge of the Gila river near Mesa. The Indian was about 23 years old. In order to secure the body the horse had to be shot as the soldiers were unable to capture at as it darted about with its srha-tly encumbrance. The body was frightfully mutilated by havinp been dra'fred about. It is believed the younp Indian had been condemned to die in this man ner because of having violated some law of his tribe. Me nbers of the tribe are very uncommunicative. and further, by the fact that the horse bore no brand, the officers do; not expect to secure a history of thej case. The only hope of securing in ' formation is from Mexican vaqueros. .A number of similar c.ises were re ported years apo when Mexicans caught Indian horse thieves. Physi cans who examined the body say he had beeH dead about four days. The . Papago Indian tribe, which is now very small, had a camp eight mints up the Gila river from here. Tillio Reyes, 13 year, old, accdent ally shot himself in the right hand last Saturday with a revolver. Tillio was practicing and bad kept it up till his gun got hot and whiie trying to put in another cartridge the shell was exploded by the heat of the gun and the shell is what did the injury. The shell was driven back into the rigl t hand making an ugly wound. Sunday afternoon Tillio went to the Shannon Hospital in Clifton where the shell was removed. Samuel Edmund Roberts passed away this morning at 10 o'clock at the county hospital in Safford after several years of invalidism. Mr. Roberts came here from Boulder, Colo., about eleven years ago and took up his residence in the Gila Valley. He held the position of con stable and city marshall about six years ago and afterward became the editor of the Journal, a weekly paper published in Safford and which is now styled 'The Record" and published at Thatcher. The Daily Globe, of Globe, has re ceived word from an authoritative source that the Southern Pacific had abandoned the low line survey through the Gila river box canvon and would build, whenever it got ready to cons stru t the Globe-Durango line, along the route laid out by the high line survey. Never in the history of Arizona has there been a more strenu-jus tight for v-.,lrn-,,l ri.iht f i- th.. Smith., rn I " J Pacific being opposed by a combin ation of farmers of the Casa Grande valley, including a big syndicate, which has sought to obtain the box canyon for an irrigation project, which it has been claimed, would reclí.iiu 2Jii,000 acres of laud The railroad company has held that the high line survey, originally made bv the Murphy interests for the Santa Fe, was not piacticable, and tbat if it were so, construction would cost several million dollars more than would be required to build on the bed of the canyon. The Sligh syndicate, to prove to the Interior Department that the contention of the Southern Pacific was wrongly based, had another survey made, and this, together with a very able brief, was presented to the Interior Department last fall. The railroad was given thirty days in which to answer, but it is under stood that this was never done, and it was announced that Secretary Ballinger would visit the canyon next June, prior to rendering his decision. The railroad Company has proba bly ascertained that even if it costs more to build on the high-lite survey, the benefits from the reclaiming of the desert lands under the proposed irrigation project would more than offset the additional cost. With a gain of 10,304 acre feet at the reservoir since yesterday morn ing, and a similar increase for the past two or three days, officials of the reclamation service predicted to day that the total contents of the reservoir will reach the ;"0t),00l) mark by the date of Colonel Theodore Roosevelt's arrival in Phoenix next Saturday morning. The elevation at 8 o'clock this morning was 158-15 feet, an indicated stored water supply of 47S,203 acre feet. "witK strengtH and ease they always please" TWO HORSE OVERALLS MADE BY STBAUSS CO. I LEVI STBAUSS CEL After a search of several months. Jose Olguin, a Mexican charged with stealing a horse from the Gleeson Livestock compauy, at Gleeson, this county, has been arrested at Silver City, N. M For the purpose of bring ing the prisoner to Tombstone to face trial, he having waived the formality of extradition, Deputy Sheriff Allie Howe has gone to the New Mexici town after him. The horse was stolen from tht Gleeson firm late in October and both horse and man disappeared utterh from the ken of the officials and the owner of the animal. Sheriff White was notified but in spite of the best efforts of his force could not locate him in Cochise county. Circulars sent out which resulted in the appre hension ot oiguin a tew days ago in New Mexico. The man is sa'.d lo he suspected of a number of other thr ft of livestock and his capture is therefore lo kel upon by the officers as jjutoi im portant. L E Dj'larhide, an emp'oye of the Southern Pacific company and a vol unter firem in who sleeps at the fire station, was arrested yesterday morn ini on a warrant issued bv Deputr Sheriff Luke Short, charged with rob bery It is allegt-d that Dollarhide rilled the pockets ot some fellow fire men who were making a run on Thursd iy night. As was stated in Friday's Star, the firemen were sent to the corner of Third steet anil Second avenue on a false alarm, and while they were gone their clothing was rilled". Alex llinson and Ed Mackey lost about 12 Suspicion pointed to Dillarhule and what is supposed to bV the same money was found concealed in a sai k belonging to Dollarhide. His arrest followed. Dollarhide was arrigned before Jus tice Dufton and his examining tri;il set for Wednts.lay at 2 p. m. the de fendant demanding an examining trial. He was held in jail until last night, when bud was executed. 'This-is the second of the false alarms and simultaneóos robbery oc currences during the p.ist few weeks. Not only is the burglary charge a very serious one, but turning in a false ala-m is also an offense. Mexican Consul Arturo Elias has been informed of the capture of Ro sendo R. Dórame with 12 Mexican in surrectos recruited in the Kelvin d strict north of Tucson, who were taken prisoner a few days ago in the Altar district across the international border in Sonora. Dórame has been in constant com munication with the Lo, Angeles .re volutionary junta since the outbreak of the insurrection, has visited the junta several times in connection with the gathering of nir.i for the in surgent forces, and is said to have taken a large number of mes from central Arizona ar.rn tlip line It Im said to have h,-pn on hi Let trip that he took 15 men across the line and 12 more were caught at Altar. 1'he other three escaped and were arrested this morning in the Oro Blanco district by United States Special Deputy Marshal Waller Bailey. Their names are Francisco Cazueta, Rafael Quiroz., and Diego Gastelluiu. The men are chaigeii with violation of the neutrality laws. the news ot IJorauie s aire-t was forwarde'd to the Mexican consul at Tuc-on with a request for his record. Such information as was known has been furnished. Information w;s also given by the Mexican consul which led to the arrest of the three men in the Oro Blanco district, though the complaint was issued by the Mexican consul at Nogales. Dórame was for some tunea deputy sheriff at Granite Beef and Kjoseveit and last fall was a candidate on tile socialist ticket for the constitutional con vent ion. Tie Southern Pacific Rnilroad is credited with the stuement that not a single passenger was killed in the year 1910 on any of their lines either in the United States or Mexico. The system carried 40'J,4Uu,(XH) pas sengeis during ttiat time. EúllüRAL CONNECT. Says the Bisbee Review: "It was no sacrifice for Hon. Geo. V. 1'. Hunt to join the statehood Committee on its trip to Washington. Mr. Hunt ranks among the very rich men of the territory." The Tucson Citi.eu add-: "Then too, Mr. Hunt merely stopped iif for seveial days at the national capital on his way to New York to do his annual l-uying. The Southern Pacitic allows very generous stop-over privileges so that board and lodging vas Mr. Hunt's onlj expense, and he has already had several meals with Senator Bourne." Industrial Workers of the World stole a train from the Southern Pacific. Their ability to work thai corporation for 170 free rides is a sign that the ambition indicated in the name ot the organization is nut altogether a hopeless one. In the bankruptcy proceedings of the S. 3. Forbes estate some time ago as a homestead, the property being situated on west Chase creek, the ! United States court at Sic Francisco decides that the homestead is valid property, belonging to Mr. Forbes and cannot be.included In bankruptcy Battle at Agua Prieta. Sunday morning the Federals and Insurrectos had a skirmish which re sulted in several killed and injured. The fight was between the Blanco forces of rebels who comprised about 65 men while the regulars uumbered 200. The fight was had about four niles from Douglas at Big Sacaton Flat, the federals going f'om Agua Prieta to meet the rebels. It is -tated the Blanco forces were re treating from the start intending to draw the federals to the hills nearby where more rebels were in hiding. The federals did not fall into the trap and still hold Agua Prieta but much excitement prevails. Report was authoritatively current that nine Mexican laborers f'om the Douglas smelters, who were unarmed, vent across the line to see the tight. They were prumptly cap'ured bv the Federals and executed as Insurrectos. Two Aiin-ncanr. Banted Webb and Titbolet across the bolder were fireii at and beat a hasty retreat across tfíte line. Ranger Wheeler was also mad a target but escaped injury. The insurrecto leader sent word that both Agua Prieta and Naco would be in the hands of the in sorrectos befove Thursday. No more lighting has been reoorted at Agua Prieta although the camp of the iosurreclos is less than three miles distant. Mexican War News. Saturday of last week Mr. Ignacio Bonillas, returned from an extended professional visit in the Sahuarina di-trict of Sonora, where he was engaged for teveral weeks, says the Nogales Oasis. Mr. Bonillas was in the vicinity of Sahuaripa at the time of the battle between the in surrecto, Talamantes, from Navojos, and the federal forces from Moc tezuma. Accoiriiog to the account given by Mr. Bonillas there was some real righting there, the killed upon both sides numbering abuut eighty, and forty wounded. The tight occured upon the twenty eighth of January. The insurrectos tcok refuge iu the church at Sahua ripa, which was surrounded by the federals, who occuiped every point of vantage housetops of surrounding buildings, etc. The insurrectos kept i uo a vigorous fii e doing great damage until their ammunition was exhaust ed. Then Talamantes emerged from the church and surrended. He said that his rebellion had failed, be ac cepted 'he result and wanted to be shot immediately, stipulating only that his I ivr -oils be shot tiist. He w is accoiniica cd. In i verv few minutes all three -vere dead. indi in Girl Ends Life. Because her love for a member of the Indian school has' b ill team was not returned. Sarah Maddux, a stud ent at the local government school, took a dose of poison on the night of February 22. and died this morning at the school hospital after a linger ing illness, from which there had been little hope of recovery. The young Indian girl last year at tended the Phoenix High school aud 'his year returned to the Indian school to pursue her studies. She w as said to be one of the brightest scholars that had ever attended the Indian school. According to what could be learned today, the girl was madly in love with one of the boys attending the school, a member of the baseball team, but it seems her protestations of affection fell on de.f ears, and the lad did not return her love. Sarah Maddux was one of the participants in the Washington birthday exercises, and at the 'ime the lad in question did not attend to see how splendidly she had acquitted herself, a fact that so preyed on the girl's mind that upon returning to her room she swaliowed several tablets of corrosive sublimate, being taken ill immediately. She was given m.tlual attention at once, and by the exercise of great skill on the part of the attending doctor the gii 1 was kept aiive until this morning when the vital spark, Bickering faintly, died out entirely. Famine in Besieged Tews in Chihuahua. El Paso, March 13. Stories of in tense gaffe ring throughout northern Mexico continue to arrive. A courier who walked from a poiut north of Chihuahua city reports that famine faces the twtnty live thousand inhab i'ants. Hundred-, of women fearing the siege of the city which alieady has continued tight days will soon ciuse. starvation, have secured per mission from the authorities to leave und bands of womeu accompanied by their children are now roaming the coo ntry. The last word received from Chi huahua city carne seven days ago when the wire resumed working as far as Parral, The operator at Chihuahua then s;t iii : "No food stuffs have reached I here for two week. It looks like j famine for ail of us. The insurrectos ; have encircled the city aud federa troops attempting to forage are driv en back by bands of guerrillas." The two story Santa Theresa building on Bill's addition has been secured by lie county board of supervisors for ihe purpose of a hospital. Sensible Observations By Mr. Franklin. (Phoenix Republican.) The Hon. Alfred Franklin has pub lished in the Arizona Democrat a thoughtful review of the statehood situation. Mr. Franklin was one of the members of the late constitu tional convention who stood for prac tically all of the "advanced" notions which characterize the constitution. Presumably he would still be glad to have these docrines included in our system of government at its very be ginning, if that were practicable. Evidently he anticipates that the president will disapprove the. con stitution. He knows, of course, that if the president does disapprove, that w'll put an abrupt end to progress toward statehood under existing law, and that anything accomplished thereafter mut be from a new start ing point. In view of the conditions w hich most be So? fronted in that event, Mr. Franklin makes these sound observations: "It occurs to me that it will not be the part of wi-dom for the people of Arizona to keep continually chasiug the shadow of statehood and thereby lose the substance. We must realize that every victory achieved, other thau in the brutal conduct of war, is fraught with compromise. We must further realize, recognizing that, while the people of this territory are mot directly concerned in its con summation, the ultimate power that controls our admission into the great American Union is vested in the com posite citizenship of the nation num bering some ninety millions of patrio tic people, and represented politi cally by the president and the con gress as the constitutional authority that controls our destiny." This is exactly in line with the position taken by The Republican at the beginning of the constitutional campaign, and mamtaiaeu to mis moment. We tried to point out the difficulties which the people of Ari zona were bound to encounter in tty- ing to achieve statehood in disregard of the veto power over our con stitution which had been vested in the president and the congress. Assuming still that the president will reject the constitution, we can foresee nothing but disaster as the result of further efforts to "force things" at Washington. As Gover nor Sloan well said immediately after the election of last month, our hope of success in the future in case the president rejects the constitution mus be founded on a frank re cognition of the probability that while w ask the president and con gress to comiede something, we also must be prepared to concede some thing. This is the only policy which can promise success. To be sure, the people of this terri tory will be told by snator Bourne, and possibly half a dozen other sena tors, that not a jot or tittle must be conceded. But it is almost time, it seems to us. for the people of Arizona to stop aud consider the motives of the poli ticians who give such advice. While this little group of senators may be nominally in earnest in working lor the admission of Arizona under the constitution as now framed, they are far mure interested in boosting their own political game. Tbv want an "issue" on which they can fight Mr. Taft in the next campaign. By forc ing them into the open on the re ciprocity question, Mr. Taft has ex posed the utter hypocrisy of the insurgent senator who have insisted that they were insurgent only be cause they wanted tariff reduction. The ground has been cut from under their feet on the tariff question. They must have some other ground on which to oppose the president and on which to keep themselves promin ently before the country. They are hoping that Arizona will furnish them with this ground. They would be quite well pleased to see Arizona sacrificed, if thereby they could be enabled to pose as the champions of a defeated "people " But we do not believe that the peo ple of Arizona will, on careful con sideration, lend themselves to the scheme of making this territory a sacrificial goat upon the insurgent altar. What we want is statehood we are not caring anything about the chestnuts which the Bournes and the Bristows may have in the fire. Mr. Franklin talks excellent sense. General Arizona News Though no announcement to that effect has been made, it is known that the board of regents of the territorial university, at a meeting field iu Tucson on Friday, tendered the positiou of president of the uni versity to Dr. Morris E. Dailey, now president of the California State Normal School at San Jose. Dr. Dailey, has not presented a for mal application for the place, but he was in Tucson about two weeks ago, looking oyer the situation, and gained a most favorable impression. There s every reason to tti.nk that he will iccept the offer of the regents with out hesitation. lid. N. Habart, one of the Assayers at the Shannon Mine at Metcalf has gone down into Mexico, to accept a positiou there. Some DEMENTED PASSENGER Wanders Away From Train at LorrJsburg and is Found in the Hills On Friday of last week when the east bound passenger pulled into Lordsburg it had on board an old gentleman named James Applegate bound from southern California to Boston. When the trein pulled out of Lordsburg the passenger for Bos ton was missing ami the couductor wired back to the agent to institute a search which was done without re sults. The next day a rancher named Pearson, living south of Duncan irrived in Lordsburg in a conveyance bringing with him the missing pas senger who had strayed into the hills near his ranch. The demented man was sent to El Paso in care of the night watchman at Lordsburg. Atizona And Statehood. (El Paso Times.) New Mexico has no doubt where the blame for her failure to become a state ot the union belongs. Bur for the wild, unreasonable, illogical and wholly indefensible resolution in troduced by the popu'istic senator from the new state of Oklahoma. Mr. Owens, coupling Arizona with New Mexico and making the admis sion of one the condition precedent to the admission of the other, New Mexico would to all intents and pur poses be now a state of the union. Arizona appreciates equally, no doubt, that the impairment of her prospects of statehood, its indefinite chances, if not the imp'ossibilty of its ever being admitted, are all due to the sa n e demagogical spasm of the Oklahoma senator. That she had no chance of admission with the after math of a saturnalia of anarchism, socialism and every other idea in opposition to good government for an organic law, was accepted as a fact. That she would have been admitted after a material mod Hi -.ation of her constitution is equally a fact. Thai she will ever be admitted nuw is doubtful. The result of Senator Owens' in excusable freak performance had i.o other effect on either Arizona or Nev Mexico than to kill the chances for statehood of the one and pos' pone it for the other. If he was animated by friendship for Arizona, it was unfortunate for Arizona. If -he wa animated by a partisan desire to add "two Democratic senators from Ari zona to offset two Republican senators from New Mexico," he proved him self a very poor anda' blundering politican. The kind of senators which a people who would frame such a constitution would elect would prove of little benefit to any party or any holy no matter what label they might wear. The sensational incident of Senator Bailey's resignation which followed the vote may yet be the most for tunate thing for Arizona that could have happened, because it may re sult in the adoption of a sane and sound constitution and her admission. The reason is given by the Phoenix Republican which seems to have a clear insight into the weaknesses of Arizona's cause, for it thus tiaiikly goes to the very heart of the matter: "The ten Democratic senators who advised Senator Bailey that he had misconstrued their action in the fili buSLer to mean that they approved the Arizona constitution the same senators who telegraphed to the gov ernor of Texas urging him not to accept Senator Bailey's resignation, were: Augustus O. Bacon, of Georgia, Murphy J. Foster of Louisiana, Lee S Overman of North Carolina, James P. Tailaferro, of Florida, Thomas J. Paynter,-of Kentucky, John H. Bankhead, of Alabama, LeRoy Percy, of Mississippi, Joseph F. Johnston, of Aluhama, Robert L. Taylor, ot Tennessee, Duncan U. Fletcher, of Florida, "These senators, with Bailey as their leader, were the front phalanx of the Democratic party in the late senate. They were the 'south' in the senate. Thev wili be the leaders of their party in the new senate. "Senator Bacon, on behalf of these senators, took pains to make it clear that the position taken by them in the filibuster, which was uuminally in favor of the .Arizona constitution, was not e.xpressie of their real senti ments that, on the contrary, they 'utterly disapprove' of the initiative and refertnduui and recall. "In view of the revelations thus made iu connection with Senator Bailey 's offered resignation, it is well for the people of Arizona to beware of the sanguine predictions that have ', been made by the little group of in surgent Republicans in the senate. "When we get statehood it will be on conditions approved by l'resident Taft, bv the Democratic senators from the south, aud the regular Re publicans in the senate.'' The Los Angeles Express thinks God that President Taft will not pet a chance to pass upon the constitu tional amendments and statute-, i lately passed at Sacramento. 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