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Friday, October 6, 1911
Consolidated with the Morenci Leader
Published Every Kriday by
yy. B. KELLY,
Entered at the Postoffice at Clifton, Arizona, for trans
mission through the mails as second class mail matter.
Payable Strictly in Advance
bar the United States, Mexico and Canada $2.50
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Single copies ,
There is one feature of the present senatorial campaign in the
democratic party which is especially noticeable. It crops out on
every hand; it is confined to no particular county ; we hear it from
the lips of the youger element in the democratic party and on the
tongue of the ''old boys" who helped to blaze the trails. The feat
ure of this campaign, which stands out over and above everything
else, is the unaninimity of the democrats in favor of sending Mark
Smith as the first senator from the new state of Arizona.
The editor of the Era had occasion to ride to the adjoining town
' of Morenci this week. On his way
ocrats. Without exception the
themselves, unsolicited, in favor of Mark Smith as the first Arizona
'senator. A Clifton democrat was in the Duncan country during the
.past week. From that rich farming section he brought back the re
port that the farmers were for Mark Smith to a man. From travel
logmen who cover all sections of
tht the democrats of Arizona are
timith, that grand and fearless leader of the Arizona democracy, who.
when .he takes his seat in the
stranger' among his colleagnes, but will be welcomed and received
with open arms by every democratic senator in that body. Mark
Smith is not only known for his true
cils of the democratic party throughout the nation his advice is
eagerly sought. As a delegate from Arizona whenever he rose in
his place in the house of lepresentatives his words were eagerly
listened to. He is the intimata friend of Speaker Champ Clark and
Representative Underwood, the leader of the democratic party in
congress. When Bryan was making his last campaign for president,
at the urgent solicitation of the managers of Bryan's campaign, Mark
Smith made speeches throughout New York and Kentucky. With
Mark Smith in the senate Arizona will have a representative there
of whom we may well feel proud. John Sharp Williams, the bril
liant senator from Mississippi, served for years with Mark Smith in
the house of representatives. In every statehood speech made by a
!democrat in either house of congress the hope has been expressed
(hat Arizona would send Mark Smith as its first senator. Mark Smith
and his democratic colleagues saved Arizona from joint statehood
with New Mexico. For this alone, if for nothing more, the people
of Arizona honor Mark Smith. His public and private life is above
reproach. Search as they would his political enemies, in a single
campaign in Arizona, could find nothing against him. Mark Smith
js a man among men, loyal to his people, possessed of those sterling
Qualities of manhood which endear him to his friends and command
the respect of his political opponents. Mark Smith, the first Ari
zona senator, is the slogan of the Arizona democracy, echoing from
Yavapai to Cochise and from Greenlee to Yuma.
We have observed that one class of candidates and the R adical
Arizona newspapers are urging voters to let by-gones be by-gones
Of course, they do not put it
makes no difference what a candidate has been in the past; with
what integrity and ability he has
promise of his future usefulness.
fll ha; Hfrfn rln5flv ir1rntifirl unf-h rh jrncf rn-tirtn rf fh
constitution, and has proved himself to be friendly to the so-called
radical features of it, he is not entitled to your consideration."
. Conversely, we may imagine the speaker continuing: "It makes
no difference how untried a candidate may be; how worthless his
past has been; how widely known his unfitness for office was under
the old regime. All this must be
wiped clean. If he has voted for the radical things in the constitu
tion; if at that time he spoke for them or wrote for them, he de
serves well of you."
So, we have the spectacle of
which they have neither natural nor
are based wholly on their real or
rect legislation and their professed
whom demagogues in every age have professed solicitude.
(Phoenix Sun)
jLaraar Cobb is one of the men who came to Arizona to the
practical profit of the state. He is a civil and mining engineer of
skill and accomplishments, and has done much for the development
of the resources of the territory. His vocation is a distinct depart
ure from the history of his house, for he was born of a line of states
men, jurists, lawyers and educators that has been second to none in
the history of the nation. For more
American history have borne luminously the names of the CoDbs
and Iiamarsof the south
Put Lamar Cobb is not dependent upon lineage and history only
for his appeal to the confidence and support of the voters of Ari-
oua. He is the possessor of a fine education, a mind capable of
discerning and deploying the principles of public problems and an
instinct for statesmanship that was dearly and bravely shown by his
participation in the work of t'ue convention that made the Arizona
The Sun is pleased to say what it sincerelv believes, that Lamar
Cobb, if elected to represent Arizona in congress, would prove a
faithful and useful congressman and promptly take rank that would I
delight his constiuents and do no discredit to those of his name who j
have become famous in that same
Editor and Manager.
he talked to an even dozen dem
entire twelve democrats declared
Arizona we learn the same story
nocking to the standard of Mark
United States senate, will be no
worth in Arizona. In the conn
that way, but this they say: "It
served you and thereby given
These things do not count now.
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forgotten. The slate must be
uien aspiring to high office for
acquired fitness. Their claims
pretended friendliness toward di
solicitude for the people, for
than a century the chapters of
great council of the nation.
The Political Pot
Frank Baxter wants the democratic
nomination for superior judge of
Yuma county. Other avowed cand
dates for office in Yuma county are
Republicans recorder, Walter Moser
treasurer, Henry Wupperman. Dem
ocrats J. R. Kerr, representative
J. Hodges, rocorder; S. F. Stanley
recorder; J. C. Jones, justice of the
peace; Julio Martinez, constable; D
C. Rose, superintendent of schooIs;F,
E. Elliott, supervisor.
Ralph Cameron is to be given
' great reception" on bis return to
Phoenix in order to get the "glad
hand" in working order for the com
ing campaign.
Judge Kingan ot Tucson is being
talked by bis republican friends as
candidate for the supreme bench
Judge Kingan has not as yet express
ed his sentiments or desires on thi
point, however.
Judge E. T. Wells is another who
is mentioned for gubernatorial
Isaac Taft Stoddard of Phoenix is
reported to be an aspirant for gover
nor. Wonder if he will run on bis
middle name?
Captain Tom Rynning's statement
that the mention of his name for
governor was a joke perpetrated by
a newspaper friend clears the field of
one prospective candidate.
Mark Smith ought to feel happy
that the only attacks upon him come
from an afternoon republican paper
Trying to queer Tom Weedin with
the miners is the one big joke of the
campaign. Tom has mined some him
Fred A. Sutter has announced his
candidacy for the democratic nomi
nation for superior judge in Cochi
county. John Wilson Rose is a can
didate for the republican nomina
tion, having made formal announce
That there will be more than oue
thousand ineligible voters in Cochise
county, owing to the decision that
only those on the 1908 and 1910 regis
ters can vote, is the opinion of A. C
Lockwood, an attorney of Douglas
He said that the actual vote cast will
be 4000 instead of 5000 as in 1910.
The Willcox fair proved such
popular rendezvous for candidate
for office that it is expected that the
Pima county fair will .likewise prove
very attractive to the office seekers
The Bisbee Review says that the
coops at Willcox were full of them.
Those professional politicians who
are attempting to limp into office
with the constitution as a crutrh
show precious little regard for the
organic law of the new state. The
constitution of Arizona belongs to all
the people; every citizen owes and
will swear allegiance to it. Pairiotic
citizens of all parties should deplore
its abuse to partisan political end.
(Arizona Democrat)
The democrats of Arizona are not
taking advice from fake reform news-
papers, or bargain counter political
tricksters. This is a contest where
drains, integrity and ability count
Buncombe and fulsome slobbering by
a subsidized press will not aid these
swash bucklers in their efforts to de
ceive the people and ride into office
under false pretenses.
(Globe Silver Belt)
That pest, the soapbox orator, will
have to be endured from now till
election day. It is too bad, but it's
ne of the afflictions that a free peo
ple must stand for. While there is
no disposition to stop them there is
considerable consolation in knowing
that one is not compelled to stop to
listen th them. For that reason they
rarely incommode traffic and they
sometimes amuse if they don't in
U. w. f. Hunt will discover
many things before the campaign
is over, among them that fitness
for office is a prime requisite in a
candidate and that any candidate
to have a ghost of a show should
have the confidence of his home
people. Globe Democrat. ,
(Silver Belt)
That foul mouthed demagogue,
Eugene Brady O'Neill, whose
distinguished characteristic is a
penchant of irresponsible abuse
of those he imagines will not for
cibly resent his negligible utter
ances, made the usual nasty spec-
tocle of himself last night in his
flambouyant address at Martin's
theatre. If the newspaper fra
ternity were not on the whole a
forbearing crew and decided to
tell what hundreds know of the
lazy and hypocritical record of
that useless windjammer.he prob
ably would be hissed from every
I platform in the territory as he
wan hissed from the floor of the
capitol building at Phoenix by
disgusted men and women when
he descended to his dirty and un
called for abuse on Kibby. It is
consoling to know., that he-, will
never' jeceive the 'undeserved
honor to which he has the ef
frontery to aspire.
(Arizona Democrat)
There are demaeroffues in all
countries men and newspapers.
We have this class with us but it
is a hopeless minority and will go
out of business with the first state
election. The people oi this new
state want capital arid population
They want to build up the waste
places, develop the mines and
uarming interests j want to reduce
idAduun auu give iuc aiaic a goou
name and credit in the commer
cial centers of the nation, and
they will not tolerate any Kansas
political bunco games to be en
acted in this state. The men who
will be chosen to manage the af
fairs of the new state will be care-
ful, conscientious , business men,
and the fellows that are trying to
inaugurate an era of unrest and
discord in this territory will find
that our citizenship is not built
upon that plan.
(Phoenix Sun)
On bis home coming Hon. Marcus
A. Smith, the long honored delegate
from Arizona, announces his candi
dacy for the democratic nomination
to one of the new senatorships of
the state.
The announcement is perfunctory.
It has been taken for a fact for years
that on the coming of statehood
Mark Smith, as he is best known,
would be presented for one of the
senalorships. If he had not announc
ed himself bis friends would have put
him in the race anyhow. Such is the
affection and confidence he commands
from a great body of democrats of
(Tucson Post)
Hon. Tom Weedin is in the field as
democratic candidate for governor
He is one of the most capable men in
the west and repeated inducements
have been made him by big metro
politan dailies, but his love for Ari
zona and the institutions ot ms
state led to the blue penciling of all
temptations. His faith in Arizona
never weakened and his upbuilding in
Pinal, bis home county has done
much to make it what it is today.
(Jerome News;
'Our constitution being thoroughly
democratic only democrats can be
trusted to establish and conduct a
state government in full obedience to
its provisions, and they must not be
democrats of recent conversion, or
democrats whose convictions fluctu
ate with the political lobatiun of
the flesh pots, nor yet opportunists
who watch the political barometer to
catch the trend of the popular
breeze then trim their sails accord
There can be no ; doubt as to the
meaning of the above language, nor
as to the gang on whom Colonel
Weedin had his guns trained when
he inserted the above in his declara
tion of principles.
Recorded Documents
Six executions were filed this week
n the office of the County Recorder
against the New England & Clifton
Copper Co., by C. F. Pascoe, John
K. Erskine, A. Shilling & Co., Tom
Tai and L. W. Blinn Lumber Co.
Sat of Mtge To D S Bouse from
Gila Valley Bank & Trust Co.
Sat of Mige J D Patty to FH
Warranty deed Ed Burtcher et
usx. , to J W Aker.
Chat Mtge J C Efromson to Gila
Valley Bank 4 Trust Co.
Bill of sale D L Bouse to J C
Order of sale J K Erskine vs New
England & Clifton Copper Co.
Realty Mtge C L Sands et ux t
Mrs. S L Kemp.
Chat Mtge Chas L Sands to Mrs
S L Kemp.
Sheriff's Deed I B English to Blinn
Lumber Co.
The following cases were filed in
the office of the Clerk of the District
'ourt during the past week:
Bargman Shirt & Overall Co Suit
on account.
Juana Bernandes vs Francisco
Hernandez, divorce.
Sierra de Oro Co. vs Becker Franz
Co. Right of Way.
John Erskine Jr. vs New England
& Clifton Co. Action on Notes and
Important Events Chronicled all
Over Arizona During
Past Week
Every Important Event in Arizona
Reported in These Columns
for Era Readers
Walter Patton, aged seventeen, a
resident of Phoenix, while standing
on the plati'orm of a passenger coach
on the Santa Fe railroad near Phoe
nix, was knocked from bis footing
while crossing the bridge over the
Hassayampa river and instantly
The real estate valuation of Phoe
nix reaches the sum of $6,124,69.
A successful county fair was held
at Willcox last week. Besides the
corn and pumpkins there was a large
exhibition of political candidates. It
is said that Tom Weedin's whiskers
took first money.
W. B. Herrod, assistant United
States attorney of Oklahoma, C. A.
Benton and a Kickapoo chief are at
Douglas for a conference with Vice
Governor Gayou of Sonora relative to
the rights and protection of the
Kickapoo Indians who own valuable
lands on the Bavispe river.
The program is prepared for the
Mystic Shrine gathering to be held in
Tucson Obtober 26 and 27, following
sessions of the .Scottish Rite Masons
on October 23, 24 and 25. The two
bodies will bring to Tucson about 200
of the flower of Arizona chivalry, and
one of the greatest gatherings
ever participated in will be guaran
teed. To Test Registration Laws
A test of the present registration
law will be made in Phoenix, where
a man will apply for registration at
the county recorder's office and then
demand that bis name be put on the
great register. Since the law has
been interpreted to mean that his
name shall not be added to the regis
ter the recorder will refuse and a
writ of mandamus will be issued. The
case will come up before Judge Kent
of the district court in Phoenix and
if he decides that the writ of man
damus shall be sustained, this will be
taken as the interpretation of the
law. The man's name will then be
added to the great register and es
tablish a precedent, so that all others
who wish to do so may register and
vote in the primary and state -elec
tions. If, however, Judge Kent does
not sustain the writ, the law will
stand as intetpreted at the present
It was stated yesterday by a well
known attorney of Tucson, according
to the Star, that this case will settle
the legal entanglement for all time
and that it was liable to be judged
according to the desire of the people,
that is, to. allow every one in the
territory to vote at both elections. It
is well then to register at the present
time, he thought, so as to be on the
safe side if the decision is settled in
this way and the writ of mandamus
sustained by Judge Kent.
Special Trains to Fair
Phoenix, Ariz., Oct. 4. According
to a dispatch from Los Angeles spec
ial trains will be run to the Seventh
Arizona fair to be held at Phoenix
the week of November 6 to 11. from
San Diego, San Francisco and Los
Angeles. This is the first yt-ar the
Arizona fair has attracted California
visitors by the train load.
Central Committee of Arizona Believes
It Would not be in Accordance
With Primary Law
The democratic state central com
mittee of Atizona will not call a con
vention for the purpose of promul
gating a platform upon which demo-
( ciaticcandidates for office shall make
their tight. In a communication
Chairman Joe Dillon of Prescott
states that in the opinion of various
members of the state committee such
a convention would be contrary to
the spirit of the direct primary law .
enacted by a democratic legislature.
The letter follows in full:
To the Democrats of Arizona:
In reply to suggestions made in
various parts of the territory that a
meeting of the territorial democratic
central committee be called, or that
the committee call a territorial dem
ocratic convention to promulgate a
platform for democratic candidates,
it is fitting that the attention of the
democrats of Arizona should be call
ed to the fact thit such actions
would be contrary to the letter and
the spirit of the Arizona direct pri
mary law. This direct primary law,
together with the amendments made
to it by election ordinance No. 2 willA
govern the approaching primaries.
It is a democratic measure, demanded
by the last territorial democratic
platform and enacted by a democrat
ic legislature. It keeps the pledge
of the democratic party to the people
of Arizona that future nominations
and the drafting of platforms shall
be under the direct primary system
as formulated in our Arizona law.
Every candidate is expected to make
his campaign for a nominatinu on bis
own platform. After the nomina
tions are made in the primary, the
successful candidates with the party
committee elected in the same pri
mary in what is designed in the law
as the party council. This freshly
chosen party council makes the party
platform. To attempt to forestall
this party council by convention or
central committee action in advance
of the primary would be a plain re
pudiation of the primary law and a
plain repudiation ot the policy of the
democratic party to keep to the let
ter the pledges it has made to the
people of Arizona to enact sound,
progressive legislation and live up to
The demand for a direct primary
law was a demand to abandon the
convention system of making plat
forms and nominations, and in favor
of the direct primary system of doing
Having enacted the direct primary
law the democratic party should not
violate either the letter or the intent
of that law. Therefore the demo
cratic organization cannot with pro
priety aid any movement to nullify
one of the most .vital provisions of
the law. Very respectfully,
J. P. Dillon
Chairman Territorial Democratic
Central Committee.
Notice to Taxpayers
The duplicate assessment roll of
Greenlee county for the year 1911 Is
now in my possession for the collec
tion of taxes levied. Taxes will be
delinquent on the third Monday of
December next, (Dec. 18th,-1911,) and
unless paid on thit day or prior
thereto, five percent will be added to
the amount thereof as penalty. Taxea
will be received at any bank or Trust
Co. in Greenlee county after October
15th, 1911. John M. Webster,
Treasurer and Ex Officio Tax Col
lector. 10-6 4 t

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