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t Mv' .VS ct .. . .. COPPEE Consolidated With Morenci Leader Sept. 1, 1911. Published in the Clifton-Morenci District VOLUME XIII CLIFTOST, GliEEXLEE COUNTY, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1911. NUMBER 28 HON. REEGE LING IN THE DISTRICT Addressed Clifton Democratic Club on Saturday Night, At tended W. O. W.Ball and Was in Morenci Sunday IS ENDORSED 8Y LABOR VOTE For the Success of Statehood Reece Ling Gives Credit Where Credit is Due One of the most pleasing public speakers in Arizona and a democrat, first, last and all the time, Reece M . Ling of Prescott, addressed the mem bers of the Clifton Democratic club ou Saturday evening last at the Ca sino hall. Mr. Ling is a candidate, from the northern part of Arizona for the United States Senate. This was the first visit of Mr. Ling to Clifton but be 'soon discovered that be was no stranger in our midst. He found many friends and acquaint ances here wno had formerly been residents of the northern couutles. In his speech the candidate for the senate paid tribute to the pioneers of Arizona and to the able t Sorts in congress of Hon. Mark Smith in working out the destiny of Arizona and the final achievement of siate hood. Mr. Ling is no stranger to the old pioneers of Arizona. He has lived among them for the past twenty seven years. He is a graduate of the Arizona normal- at Tempe 'and in every democratic campaign in Ari zona he has made speeches in every northern county in Arizona in support of the ticket. He discussed the po litical issues of the day from a demo cratic stand point and from time to time he elicited the enthusiastic ap plause of his hearers. At the conclu sion of the maeting the following letter was passed among the voter. It is a testimonial of confidence from one of the. strongest labor organiza tions in the world: Endorsed by Labor Hon. Reese M. Ling, Copper Queen Hotel, Bis bee, Arizona. My Dear Ree.-e: Yours of the 28th is received and in reply I beg to say that I have no objections to your using any letters I have written to my railroad friends in your behalf and I hope you will use them if they will be of any benefit to yon in your campaign. In fact I am extremely anxious to see a lriend of labor elected United States Senator and am willing to do ' Anything in my power to aid yourcan- ' didacy. So many of the present Senators represent capital and aristocracy that I want one man there whom I know can be depended upon to give the working man a chance for his right to live decently and be more than a slave all bis life. Hoping that the good people of Arizona will send you to Washington as their U. S. Senator and that I shall have the pleasure of meeting you in Washington, I am, with kindest per sonal regards and best wishes, , Sincerely your friend, H. L. Dickson General Counsel Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineinen. P. S. If any time there is anything I can do to aid you please command me. H L. D. The following is a copy of the letter refered to, and was mailed to all of the Railway Organizations: (copy) Peoria, 111., Sept. 13th, 1911. Dear Sir and Brother: I am writiug you in the interest of Mr. Reese M. Ling, of Prescott, Ariz., who is a candidate for United States Senator at the October primaries in your Territory. I have known Mr. Ling for the past twelve years, and I have been associat ed with him in several cases and I know bim to be. able, honest, and thoroughly reliable, and above all he is a friend to the working people and has on several oceassious represented them in their fights with corporations. For instance: he represented the Ma chinists in their injunction case with the Santa Fe Railroad some six years ago'. Mr Ling, if elected to the Senate, would prove a friend on whom we could rely for a square deal and 1 very much desire to enlist your support for bim as he is the kind of a ruan that our interests require in such a position. I have written similar letters to this to members of our Brotherhood in Arizona asking them to support Mr. Ling, and I trust that you may see your way clear to do likewise. With best wishes, I am, Fraternally yours, 11. L. Dickson, General Counsel. Reece Ling does not poie as a dem agogue. He makes no promises that he cannot carry out and that be con verted a number of his hearers w;ts witnessed by their personal assur ances of their support after the meet ing. VOICEOFTHE PEOPLE IN SGOREff BY COL WEEDIN Candidate Says Blighton Got $1,000 from the Liquor Dealers of Phoenix Labor Vote Trifled With Weedm Will Bring Libel Proceedings Bligh ' ton Attacked by B. Duncan. DEMOCRATIC RALLY IN TUCSON Tucson, Ariz , Oct. 17. Declaring that F. H. Blighton, editor of the 'Voice of the People" had secured 81.000 from the liquor dealers of Phoe nix on promise of delivering the labor vote in that city at the last prohibi tion election and that the receipt for same is now in possession of the liquor dealers in Phoenix, Thos. F. Weedin, democratic candidate for governor, here tonight asserted that he would institute libel proceedings ugainsL Blighton and would land him in the Florence prison before he got through with him. "Here is one man he can not bluff or blackmail," asserted Weedin. Weedin denounced Bligbton's at tempts to trifle with the labor voteof Arizona, expressing bis own convic tion that the same was not on the auction block for sale to the highest bidder. He cited his own efforts in behalf of organized labor and Arizona miners and prospectors emphasizing his work in the legislature. Colonel Weedin spok- here under the auspices of the Young Men's Democratic Club, and was greeted by the largest and most enthusiastic audience which has gathered in the city since the campaign opened. He stated his platform concisely and gave his views on the many import ant political questions now being dis cussed by the people of Arizona. He referred to the attacks made upon him by Blighton and branded the attacks as falsehoods and promised that he would as soon as possible bring libel proceedings against Blighton. Colonel Weedin gave facts and figures for the deal in which Blighton received $1,000 to deliver the labor vote in Phoenix to the liquor inter ests and said be was ready to oroduce documentary proof on the truth of his charge. Following the meeting, Bradford Duncan, a member of tbe Tucson city council, took Blighton to task for re cent articles in the Voice of the Peo ple, and when Blighton made an in suiting reply gave the latter a severe beating. Cleve W. Van Dyke of Globe, suc ceeded in separating the two men after Blighton nad called for help. After the encounter Blighton burst into teas, and said he didn't want to fight. The sentiment and sympathy of the large crowd which witnessed the scrap was with Duncan. Later in the evening delegates from practically every local labor union in Tucson called in a body on Col one! Weedin at the Spanish Ameri can club rally and pledged him their support. Weedin is certain of a big majority in Pima county. THE ERA'S STATE TICKET For the guidance of voters yet come to a decision as to whom they will support in the state primaries on the democratic ticket, the Era makes the following recommendations: For Governor . For Secretary of State For U. S. Senator...: For U. S. Senator . For Representative Supreme Court Judges State Auditor State Treasurer Attorney General Supt. Pub tic Instruction Corporation Commissioners PAIGN OPENED IN THIS DISTRICT Prominent Speakers Entertain Clifton Voters at Airdome and Opera House in Dis cussion of Political Questions PRAISE FORJALPH CAMERON District Attorney of Cochise County Proves Himself Brilliant Orator and Captures Audience That the republicans are to be reckoned with in this first slate cam paign was made apparent during the week when the people of Clifton listened, on two occasions, to repre sentatives of that party advance the claims of the republican candidates for the suffrages of the people in the first state election. At the urgent solicitation of bis many republican friends in this city, Judge Joseph H. Kibbey, who is not a condidate, consented to address the voters of Clifton on Tuesday evening at the Airdome. As Judge Egaa happily stated in introducing the speaker to the audience at the Air dome, Judge Kibbey needs no intro duction to an Arizona audience. He has been In succession associate jus tice of the supreme court and gover nor of this territory. Judge Kibbey was billed to make a nun partisian speech and he struggled with himself during the entire time to keep his declaration and in the main succeed ed. Judge Kibbey sooke at length on the' principles upon which this government was founded: its simplic ity and the departments having for their purpose at all times a "govern ment of the people, by the people and for the people." Judge Kibbey ex pressed the idea that government does not make good citizens but good governments are made uy good citi zens. The speaker poked a little fun at the democrats over the primary bill: criticised the australin ballot and denied the assertion that the ini tiative, referendum and recall were governmental policies. He took occa sion to criticise the ivild and unfair and untruthful statements made from political platforms in the present campaign and warned his audience to beware of the political demagogue who wants to regulate everything and everybody except himself. In con clusion Judge Kibbey threw some hot shot at the newspapers of the country and was of the opinion that the couutry would be better off if they were all suppressed. On Thursday evening at the opera house Hon. Geo. W.Wells, Hon.Hoval A. Smith and Hou.J. S.Williams ad dressed the voters. Judge Wells is a candidate for governor; Hoval A. Smith is a candi date for United States senator and J. S. Williams is making the race for congress on the republican ticket. Judge Egau presided at this meeting in Greenlee County who have not Hon. Thos. F. Weedin John H. Robinson Mark A. Smith ..H. F. Ashurst or Reece M. Ling Lamar Cobb Henry D. Ross Alfred Franklin S. L. Pattee J. C. Callaghan David Johnson G. P. Bullard C. O. Case VV. P. Geary F. L. Jones A. W.Cole and the principal speaker of the even ing was the brilliant district attor ney of Cochise county who is recog nized as one of the loreuiost orators of Arizoua. Judge Wells was the nr.-t speaker. This old pioneer of Arizona was pres ent at the organization of the first legislature in Arizona in 18t4 and has bien a resident of Arizona since that time. He is a prominent citizen of Arizona and has been honored many times by his party in northern Ari zona. Judge Wells was a member of the constitutional convention. He frankly admitted that he had opposed some of the provisions of the consti tution as a member of that conven tion while on the other hand he bad contributed several provisions as it now iiitfij Judge Wells declared that the constitution, as adopted by. the people, was now the constitution of Arizona and not the constitution of any political party. Judge Wells said the republican candidates at this time were going about the territory simply visiting and getting acquaint ed, but after the 24th of October the campaign would be on in earnest and the republican candidates proposed to mix it with their democratic friends. "Jack" Williams, who has earned an enviable record as a public prose cutor in Cochise co-nty, caught the attention of the crowd immediately and held it until the end. He paid a glowing tribute to Halph Cameron tor his statehood victory and renewed his allegiance of faith in the Ameri can institutions of government the judiciary, the executive and legisla tive. Mr. Williams' speech was in terspersed with witty stories and who ever gets the democratic nomination for congress will find a vigorous and able opponent on the republican ticket. Hoval A. Smith, candidate for sen ator on the republican ticket, is a mining man and has been a part of the development of the great mining industry iu the southwest lor the past twelve years. In VMS he was Chan man of the Republican Territorial committee and managed the Ralph Cameron campaign in Arizona with eminent success. He has just return ed from Washington where he has been engaged in a contest with the U. S. land office and department of justice for the rights of the p.ospec tors and miners whose properties have been patented and may be pat ented in limestone and porphry for mations in this territory. Mr. Smith discussed the mining industry in Ari zona at great length before touching upon politics. One of the reasons Mr. Smith desires to go to the senate is to see that the mining industry of Arizona is better protected. Mr. Smith said he was , proud to be the running mate ot Ralph Cameron. He had been afforded the opportunity in Washington of knowing his untiring efforts and ability in behalf of Ari zona and that he would gladly forego his own election to see Ralph Cam eron honored by the people of Ari zona for the good work he had done in their behalf. Elks Day at Phoenix Phoenix, Arizona. It has been de finitely decided that Elks day at the Territorial Fair is to be the biegest success of anv day heretofore furnish ed for the amusement and entertain ment of the thousands of persons who will visit the big November show. Included in the events will be vari ous contests the prizes being silver cuds for the lodges of the state which make the best Bhowings and a bg ball to be held in the evening, down town. This ball, it is declared, will be made the most gorgeous affair of the entire social season and the belles of Arizona can therefore look forward to a "doings" this winter the like of which it has not hitherto been their pleasure to adorn with their presence. On Wednesday of Fair week a con ference of Elks will be held at the Elks Opera house for the purpose of discussing the formation of a state organization. There has never been anything of this nature in Arizona Elkdom, and it has been many times sadly missed. The organization is not to be confused in the public mind with a state grand lodge, such as the Masons and many other secret societies have. There is no such or ganization in Elkdom as a state grand lodge and the grand lodge of Elks will not organize the state organizations. QUARREL AT DANCE RESULTS FATALLY FOR CHAVEZ Quick Work on art of Sheriff's Office Causes Arrest of Two Men Accused of Crime Trial Postponed Until Next Term of Court and Bail Fixed at Ten Thousand Dollars Each INDICTED BY THE GRAND JURY As aresult of a quarrel and cutting affray whicn occurred at a Mexican baile in North Clifton on Saturday night last, Alberto Chavez was killed and Dionisio L'ya and. Jesus Salas are in jail charged with the crime of murder. The grand jury which convened in Clifton Monday morn.ng returned indictments against the accused men and tbey would have been tried at the present term of court but the court stenographer, Mr. Van Veen,was taken sick on Thursday and the cases were postponed until the next term of court. Ball in the sum of ten thousand dollars was fixed in each case and it is more than likely that the accused men will remain in jail awaiting their trial until the next term of court. The killing is alleged to have oc curred near the North Clifton pump station when Loya and Salas waylaid Chavez as be was leaving the dance and fired two shots at bim from a blind al.ey. The first shot missed its mark but the second shot fired killed Chavez almost instantly. Prior to the shooting there had been a quarrel and a cutting scrape at the dance caused, it is reported, by the attendance ot a faction which had not been invited. In the general melee at the dance Alberto Chavez and Ishmael Chavez, two brothers. had a tight with Rudolf Paiacio, the step son ot Loya, in which Ishmael Chavez cut Paiacio with a knife. Following the cutting scrape the Chayez boys left the dance. It is the theory of the officers that Loya and Salas made a detour irom the dance and intercepted them in the road when Loya opened fire on Chavez with fatal results. Soon after the shooting the sheriff's office was notified and Sheriff English with his deputies was soon on the ground. The sheriff and deputies made an investigation all night with the result they had secured sufficient evidence by morning to arrest Loya and Salas for the murder. They con tinued working on the case Sunday and Monday and were in possession of sufficient evidence when the grand jury met to cause their indictment. Here is a woman who speaks from personal knowledge and long experi ence, viz., Mrs. P. H. Brogan of Wil son, Pa., who says, "I know from per sonal experience that Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is far superior to any other. For croup there is nothing that excells it." For sale by all dealers. STATE APPEAR EN MASSE BEFORE VOTERS The Liveliest Meeting of the Pri mary Campaign Monday Night SHORT SNAPPY SPEECHES Clifton was treated to a flood ot oratory on Monday night last. The voters were given an opportunity to see and hear Hon. G. . W. P. Hunt and Dr. H. A. Hughes for Governor; Sidney Osborne for Secretary of State; Carl Hayden, for Congress; C. M. Short and W. P. Geary, for Cor poration Commissioners. John H. Robinson, candidate for Secretary of State, was also present, but owing to the number of Speakers declined to take up the time allotted to him. A large audience listened to the spealcr ers. Dr. H. A. Hughes was the first speaker of the evening. Dr. Hughes is a Texas democrat with prohibition tendencies. As a temperance lectur er he can't be beat ane his pathetic stories of bis experiences during his long practice of his profession form ed the greater portion of bis speech. Dr. Hughes stated to bis audience that he. was a democrat first and a prohibitionist as a side issue. The roctor made a f eble attempt to cast relection upon the candidacy of Hon. Thos. F. Weedin for Governor and had intended to throw some mud in . the direction of Hon. G. W. P, Hunt, but evidently thought better of it as Hunt sat directly behind him on the platform. Having been president of the con stitutional convention., Mr. Hunt nat urally devoted much of his time ta the work of that body and its results as expressed in the coustitution which, he said, was the ablest work ever thrown from the brain of m-.a. Its merit bad been recogniz.u not only by eighty per cent of the voter who attended the constitutional elec tion. Its fame bad spread far be yond the confines of the territory and had penetrated foreign lands. Missionaries whom be bad met on his various journeys to Washington had told him that it was almost a house hold word in China, carried thither by bright young men of that country who had boen sent all over the world . to seek out the best things in ths way of government. Mr. Hunt's tribute to tbe pioneers was well received and his description of his own struggles struck a sympa thetic chord. Mr. Hunt advised, aa most of the members of the conven tion, who are candidates for office do, that tbe carrying into effect of the principles of the constitution be left to the men who are most familiar with it. A man who makes a tool ought to know better bow to work with it. Sidney P. Osborne a born democrat addressed tbe audience in support of bis desire to be the first secretary of state. Mr. Osborne too, had been a member from Maricopa county of tbe convention and earned the name of "Recall" Osborn by introducing the recall provision into the convention against the protests of most of his colleagues. Following Mr. Hunt, E. L. Short of Yuma county, also a member of tbe convention presented his claims as aspirant for the office of corporation commissioner. His claims were based not only on His record in tbe conven tion but on his eighteen years of railroad service where he got onta many of tbe curves of the corpora tions. Carl T. Hayden in a very pleasant speech said that he desired to be re presentative in congress. He did not believe that in his first term be could settle the tariff and monetary ques tions but he could help some by in creasing the progressive strength to the extent of one vote. He would en deavor to engraft tbe principles of tbe Arizona constitution upon the laws and constitution of the nation especially with reference to the re call of tbe federal judiciary which had become altogether to frisky with the people. The last speaker of the evening was W. P. Geary of Winslow an at torney who had had intimate rela tions in the course of bis efforts to make the Santa Fe pay its taxes in Navajo county. Altogether, it was the liveliest meeting so far, in Clifton.