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IE COPPER EUK.J Consolidated With Morenci Leader Sept. 1, 1911. Published in the Clifton-Morenci District VOLUME XIII CLIFTON, GREENLEE COUNTY, ARIZONA, FEIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1911. NUMBER 86 COURTHOUSE PLANSINO CANDIDATES FOR THE JUDICIARY HON. LAMAR COBB ' TALKS TO VOTERS POPULAR YOUNG MATRON OF ATLANTA ARE ADOPTED VVIGGS CASE Cmtmet For Construction of Greenlee County Public Build ing Will Be Let at Next Meeting of Board $50,000 COURT HOUSE SOON Seven Sets of Plans Were Considered and Local Man Receives the Award The next step in the construction of the Court House for Greenlee County was taken this week by the Board oi Supervisors, when after examining the plans and specifica tions submitted by several architects and builders, accepted the plans and specifications submitted by K. C. Heck, of Clifton, and authorized the Clerk of the Board to advertise for bids for the construction of the court house and jail, according to the Heck nlans and specifications, the cost of said court house and jail not to exceed fiftj thousand dollars. Plans and specifications for the court house and jail were received by the Board from F. C. Heck, Clifton; Jolly & Ware, El Paso; Dean Mason. Clifton; Trost & Trost, EI Paso: Gib son & Woodyard, El Paso; H. W Bowman. Denver; Bruce, Walker & Co., of San Antonio. The Board spent Monday and part of Tuesday in going- over the plans and specifications submitted and on Tuesday morning' came to the unani mous conclusion that tbe plans offer ed by F. C. Heck of this city were the best submitted. ,or equally , as good as any from the outside, and tbe plans of Mr. Heck were accepted According- to the plans submitted the court house and iail adjoining will be two stories and a basement. The court house will be constructed of either, brick, cement blocks, con crete or stone and will have a main entrance on two sides. On the firsr floor is the main lobby with the Board of Supervisor oflice on the right of the entrance. , On this floor is located the oflice of the District Attorney, Probate Judge, Assessor, Recorder and Treasurer. On the second floor is located the trial court room with twooftice roo'tis adjoining for the Superior Court Judre. On tbe second floor is also located the office of the court steno grapher, a trial jury room and a grand jury room. The sheriff's office is located in the jail building on the first Boor, which also contains ten steel cells on this floor with four guards on the second floor. The court bouse and jail building is heated by steam, the furnace and coal room being located in the base ment of the court house. Bids for the construction of the court house according to the plans adopted by the Board will be receiv ed and opened on Monday November 6. GOVERNMENT SELLS : SOME AR1Z01VIA TIMBER Will be Greatest Sale of the Kind Ever Made Lies on Southern Part Washington, D. C, Sept. 25. Ar rangements for the largest timber sale ever undertaken by the govern ment, involving approximately 000, 000,000 board feet of merchantable timber, nine-tenths of it yellow pine, are being made by the departments of agriculture and interior. The tract, said to be the largest body of good timber left in the south west, comprises parts of the Apache .ind Silgreaves national forests and Fort Apache indian reservation in eastern Arizona. It must be sold to the highest bidder. This sale will bring to the govern ment from $1,500,000, to $2,000,000 as no bid of less than 82.50 per 1000 will be considered for the timber cut dur ing the first five years of the contract nor of less than 3 per 1000 for that , ut during the following years. All the timber must be cut in 10 years. Other larjre bodies aggregat ing 1,150,000 board feet, will be made accessible. All this will open up good coal lauds. Following1 Hearing Before Ter ritorial Board of Examiners Duncan Principal Tenders His Resignation Phoenix, Oct. 1. Testimony in the case of Clarence Wiggs, principal of tbe school at Duncan, Greenlee county, who is accussed of acting in au improper manner toward two young girls who were bis pupils, was heard hy the Territorial Board of Examiners yesterday. Judgment was reserved and will not be handed down before Monday, at'he earliest The Board of Examiners sat as a court with Kirk Moore, territorial superintendent of public instruction, as chairman. W. W. McNefr and Prof. J. D. Loper, the other mem bers, were both present. John K. Hampton ot Clitton con ducted the case for the prosecution while Judge Waters of the same place appeared as attorney for the defense. The first witnesses examined were ForestSte wart and Esther Chilton, the girls in the case. Both testified that Wiggs acted toward them in a way that no teacher should act toward a pupil. School Superintendent Aker of Greenlee county testified for the prosecution aud a number of affidavits frdm persons living ill and around Duncan were presented. Several of these affidavits alleged that Wiggs was seen buggy riding with the Mac lenan girl.thathe had his armsaround her and was giving i demonstration of unbounded affection. Wiggs testified in his own behalf and his attorney introduced a number of affidavits to show that Wiggs has always borne an excellent reputation and that be is incapable of such ac tion a-s he .has been accused of. The case is an exceedingly hard one to decide and it is possible that tbe board may wish to make some private investigations before giving its de cision. If the decision is against Wiggs he will lose his position at Duncan and his certificates to teach in Arizona. Wiggs has the support of the trustees of Duncan district, who re fused to discharge him when the de mand w.is made upon them that they !o so. Word received by the Copper Era from Phoenix states that the Board of Examiners did not render any of ficial decision in the case of the Dun can school teacher accused of im proper conduct. His certificate to teach ivas not revoked but following the hearing in Phoenix Mr. Wiggs tendered his resignation as principal of the Duncan schools. SOCIALISTS WILL VOTE TICKET Socialist Party Will Have a Full State Ticket in the Field at Con. ing Election A meeting of the socialijts JC lif er y sts in the ton was held this week a id meeting has been called for V evening next. That the so: will have a full state ticket field has been definitely settled at a conference of socialists from all over the territory held at Phoenix on Sep tember 25th and the required peti tions have been circulated which en' sures that the socialist state candi dates will appear on the official bal lot for use on the day of the primary elections throughout Arizona It is reported that a legislative ticket may be put forward by the socialists in Greenlee county but that no nominations will be made for county officers. There was a hope on the part of some democratic candidates tor state offices tbat the socialists would re frain from putting a state ticket in the field this year and were counting on the socialist vote to help them into office. But it seems such will not be tbe case. G. W. Williams, a mem ber of the socialist party in Clifton, says tne socialists mrougnout tne territory will support the socialist state ticket. In a letter received in Clifton this week the announcement is made that Hon. Henry F. Ashurst will again be in Greenlee county before the close of his campaign for United States Senator. The exact dates will be announced Utter. Henry Ashurst r-i nks as one of the most entertain- iHr public speakers in Arizona today. Will Be Placed Upon Their Reg ular Party Ticket This Election Regarding the questions now being discussed as to whether tbe names of candidates for superior judge shall be placed on their regular party ticket or not, we print the following letter from the Attorney General: 'Law Department, "Territory op Arizona, "Office of the Attorney General "Tdcson Arizona. "September 9, 1911. "Hon. G. A. McA lister, "District Attorney, ''Solomonville, Arizona: "Dear Mr. McAlister: In reply to your question as to whether the superior judges are to be placed on a non-partisan portion of the ticket, will state that it is my opinion that the judges to run in the first election will be placed upon their regular party ticket. The constitution has no force or effect until we become a State, and we will not become a state, and the constitution will not become operative, until such time as the Pre sident of tbe United States so pro claims. "Yours very truly, "John B. Wright, "Attorney General." REECE LINC'S CANVASS. Prescott, Ariz., Oct. 4 "If I did not feel that I will secure practically the unanimous support of tbe democ racy of the North I would withdraw from the senatorial contest today." Thus spoke Recce M. Ling of this city today upon his return to Ms home city after a whirlwind tour of the northern tier of counties. "Everywhere I have been I have been royally treated and have re ceived dozens of assurances of sup port from the leading democrats of the places I have visited. I did not enter this race until I was morally certain that I could win and the fur ther the campaign j progresses the more firmly I am convinced that I will be one of the democratic nomi nees for the senate. This is not said in egotism but is the result of a care ful survey of the field and calm con sideration of existing conditions," continued Mr. Ling. Democrats and republicans alike in Prescott, and in fact throughout all of northern Arizona, have rallied to the standard ot the north's favorite son, and wherever Mr. Ling goes in this part of Arizona his reception practically amounts to a non-partisan endorsement. Mr. Ling leaves here in a day or two for che southern part of the ter ritory where he has many friends. He fully appreciates the fact that the voting strength of Arizona rests with tbe south but states that be feels certain that the voters in that part of the state to be will deal fairly with a northern candidate. Southern Pacific to Douglas Douglas, Ariz., Sept. 15. That- the Southern Pacific railway will build into Douglas from Naeo by the time the El Paso & Southwestern reaches Tucson, is the information brought to Douglas yesterday;by H. T. Cuthbert, who has just returned home from a short business trip to Phoenix and Tucson. "While in Tucson, " said Mr. Cuth bert, "I met one of the most promi nent men in tbat city and be told me that a short time ago Epes Randolph had informed him that she Southern Pacific would be built into Douglas before the E. P. & S. W. reached Tuc son. He said it would take from six to eight weeks to complete the road. J. R. Hampton returned to Clifton on Tuesday from Phoenix where he had been called on legal business and reports politics the sole topic of con versation at the state capitol. The second trial of the case of the Territory of Arizona vs BeuClark,ex treasurer of Graham county, will come up for trial at Solomonville next week. A. number of witnesses from Clifton will be in attendance. Hon. Lamar Cobb left Tuesday morning for Graham, Gila and Mari copa counties where he is billed to make speeches during the next ten days in support of his candidacy for the house of representatives. Mrs. Mitchell King of Atlanta. Ga., who was married In November last, was Miss Jeanette Swift, and a popular member of Southern society. She ia tall, has large blue eyes and dark brown hair and the swaying grace of the typical Southern beauty. JuBt now, she and her husband and a party ot men as are traveling in Europe. ' Standing of Candidates Carmen Mercado, Clifton, 7400. Nora Moore, Clifton, 6400. Carmen Lascurain, Clifton, 4200. Beatrice Stevens, Metcalf, 4000. Annie Nardelli, Metcalf, 3000. Maud Averill, Clifton, 1000. Babe Martin, Clifton, 1000. Ruth Russell, Morenci, 1000. -Leah Abraham, Clifton, 1000. Gertrude York, Clifton, 1000. Delfina Cordova, Morenci, 1000. Felipia Santana, Morenci, 1000. Nina Parque, Morenci, 1000. Mrs. Helen Philips, Morenci, 1000. Tbe above gives the standing on Friday of this week of the contest ants in tbe Copper Era and El He- raldo voting contest. Next week school will not be in session aud the school girls are planning a vigorous campaign from bouse to house in Clif ton, Morenci and Metcalf in their quest lor new subscribers. Contes tants should bear in mind that old subscribers paid in advance count as much as new subscribers. More than a hundred new subscribers have been added to the Era and El Heraldo dur ing the past week but the field has yet been untouched. Watch next weeks' Copper Era for a special offer wbicb will be made. This is a home paper contest among Greenlee county girls. There are no tricks in this friendly contest to increase the cir culation of Greenlee county's biggest and best newspaper. The' girl who works early and late between now and the close of the contest will be the girl that will win. Notice District School Meeting -Notice is hereby given to the qual ified electors of Ciifton school dis trict No. 3, County of Greenlee, Ter ritory of Arizona, that a mass meet ing will be held on the 11th day of Oc tober, A. D. 1911, at 8 o'clock p. ni.at Library hall for the purpose of dis cussing the following school matters: The purchase of school lands. The erection of a school house on Chase creek. The erection of a school house on Shannon hill. The erection ot a High school building. The furnishings of all of said build ings. Also to determine the manner in which funds for the above described purposes shall be raised. Mat Danenhaceb, Walter Tappin, John Grimes, Trustees School District No. 3. Dated Clifton. Ariz., Sept. :10, 1911. A heavy rainfall is reported all over southern Arizona on Wed nesday night. At Clifton the Frisco river was the highest it has been for the past year. Three bents in tbe slag bridge were washed away. GOOD ROADS CONVENTION Greenlee County Delegation Receives . Assurances of East and West High-!-.-- way Through this County. Dell M. Potter. Mat Danenhauer, Pete Riley, H. O. Tunis and L. J. Turney, returned to Clifton on Thurs day evening from Prescott where they had been to attend the Arizona Good Roads Association which was in session in the northern city for two days during the first part of the week. The Greenlee County delegation was present at Prescott to urge the location of the east and west Tran scontinental Highway through Ari zona via Clifton., Tbedelegation was eminently successful and when the Transcontinental Highway from New Yorit City to Los Angeles is finally located it will include Clifton. From Kansas City the highway will come to Santa Fe, N. M., from Santa Fe to Albuquerque, thence to the west boundary of New Mexico at a point about opposite Springerville, then south west through the Forest reserve to Clifton, across the Gila at Sheldon, down the Gila Valley to Globe and thence to Phoenix and Yuma. The Clifton delegation say there was a good deal of criticism of Gra ham and Greenlee counties for not making the territorial levy for the east and west highway through Ari zona. Governor Sloan stated in a speech that he was in favor of the Transcon tinental Highway coming through Clifton and the Gila Valley but was unable to do anything until the levys were made in Graham and Greenlee counties. The Association arranged with the Governor to call a convention on Nov. 6th at Phoenix in conjunction with Governor Mills, of New Mexico, and Governor Johnson, of California, for a Southwestern Good Roads As sociation convention. Twenty-eight delegates will be appointed bv the Governors of the respective states. The object oT this convention wiil be to get together the representatives of Arizona, California and New Mex- ico-and formally agree on the exact line accross these three states for the Transcontinental Highway. Rev. Jas. McClemon of the Baptist church, who has been laid up through illness for two weeks is makinir ranid progress towards recovery. There will be no services at the Baptist church next Sunday morning but special services will be held in the evening at 7:30. Everybody invited. Creenlee County's Candidate for Congress Outlines His Plat form Before His Home- People and Meets . f With Enthusias- tic Welcome ' j IN GILA COUNTY THIS WEEKT ..r,- Is Highly Pleased With Encourage-.! meet he has Received Through- i' - i out Northern Arizona , Hon. Lamar Cobb.Greealee county's? candidate for representative in cob?: gress from Arizona, arrived in Clifton' oh Sunday afternoon from a speaking ' tour of Northern Arizona. . ': On Monday evening at the Airdome' '.' Mr. Cobb addressed the voters of his ' home town and was accorded an en- inusiasiic ana peariy recepcioS'ana was the recipient of pledges,-,01 hearty support on the part of his. fel low townsmen. Mr. Cobb left on Tuesday morning for Sa fiord and other points In the Gila valley. From there' he will go to Globe and thence to i Maricopa .: county, making speeches along the way. - According to his present iteni- ary he will close bis campaign for congress in Morenci on the night of October 23rd. During the week Mr. Cobb has' mailed to every voter in Arizona a copy of the speech delivered by him last November in tbe Constitutional Convention when the initiative and referendum proposition was before the convention. This speech is as able defense of this principle incor porated in the constitution regard less of the opposition of the republi can members of that body. "Cobb for Cougress," emblazoned upon a campaign button, has been sent broadcast through tbe territory and as the campaign progresses kt la be coming more apparent tbat Green- , lee's candidate for congress Is being favorably received wherever he goes by all classes of voters. Mr. Cobb's political record in his own county and throughout Arizona is an open book. There is nothing to conceal. He has taken a decided and - fearless position on every public question before the people of Ari zona and as the representative of this county in the Legislature and Con stitutional Convention has always acquitted himself with honor to him self and credit to his constituents. Mr. Cobb has the acquaintance of more prominent statesmen in the democratic party, throughout the na tion, than any other candidate for congress. A native of Georgia, be enjoys the personal friendship of such men as Clark Howell, Hoke Smith and Tom Watson. His six years resi dence in Washington, D. C. added to his acquaintance with prominent men of public affairs. He would not go to Washington a stranger and would be able to enlist the assistance of con gressmen and senators in the affairs of Arizona. At the Airdome on Monday even ing Mr. Cobb had a heart to heart talk with his fellow townsmen. After pledging himself to the principles of the democratic, party in tbe nation. Mr. Cobb endorsed tbe work of the Constitutional Convention of Arizona of which he had the honor of being at member. He dwelt upon the import ance of the mining and agricultural industries of Arizona and pledged himself to the work of furthering the' interests of these industries by na tional legislation. Mr. Cobb stated tbat hi efforts would be concentrat ed towards securing an appropriation from the government for the pur pose of prospecting for artesian water in Arizona, a field, which If ex ploited by the government, would re-'. turn big interest on the investment. In speaking of local affairs Mr.' Cobb said he was neitner a "corpora tion man" or a "corporation hater That he bad always stood for what he believed was right, both for Individ- ' ualand corporation, and added that " " he stood on his record In bis home ' community where questions effecting ""' tui (lurauuus ana tne people had been an issue. That Mr. Cobb will carry his borne : county by an overwhelming majority' is a foregone conclusion and tbe In- " ' dicatlons are that Gteenlee county Will have the honor anri -" of sending the first representative to congress from tne new state of Arl- ' zona.