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Consolidated With Morenci Leader Sept. 1, 1911.
Published in the Clifton-Morenci District
Addressed Clifton Democratic
Club on Saturday Night, At
tended W. O. W.Ball and
Was in Morenci
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
H L. D.
The following is a copy of the letter
refered to, and was mailed to all of
the Railway Organizations:
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
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
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
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.
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 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
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
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
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
Weedin is certain of a big majority
in Pima county.
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
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
Prominent Speakers Entertain
Clifton Voters at Airdome
and Opera House in Dis
cussion of Political
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
"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
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
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.
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
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
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
The Liveliest Meeting of the Pri
mary Campaign Monday Night
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
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
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
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.

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