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Consolidated With Morenci Leader Sept. 1, 1911."
-Published in the Clifton-Morenci District-
"VOLiUMB XIII
CL.IFT03ST, GBEENLEE COUNTY, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1911.
NUMBER 28
DEMOCRATS ARE CONFIDENT
State Candidates Hold Conference in Phoenix and Plan for First
Work of Contest; Tom Weedin Present to Offer His
Services to Men Chosen by His varty
Douglas, Nov. 3. Coming- from
Phoenix.where he had been to attend
the conference of the democratic
candidates for stte office, D. H.
Johnson, candidate for state treas
urer on the democratic ticket, ar
rived home this morning- filled with
enthusiasm and confidence for the
success of his part 7. He stated that
with few exceptions all the candi
dates were in Phoenix and that they
were all of them feeling sure that
success awaited the voting ou Decem
ber 12.
Besides the candidates, Hon.' Thos.
P. Weedin, defeated1 candidate for
governor, was present to tender his
services to Mr. Hunt and to all can
didates on the democratic ticket.
Weedin received an ovation from all
present and it' may be expected that
he will have a prominent place in
the democratic battle between now
and election day. He will make sev
eral speeches in the campaign and
urge that every democrat stand firm
for the entire ticket. '
According to Mr. Johnson, no time
is to be lost in starting he democrat
ic campaign and Mirk Smith, Carl
Hayden, George Purdy Bullard and
Sidney Osborne will go to Yuma on
Saturday night to address the people
there. Henry Ashurst is coining to
Bisbee on Friday to remain in the
district until Saturday when he will
come to Douglas to spend Sunday,
but will make no speech here at this
time.
On the evening- of Saturday, No
vember 11, in the city of Phoenix,
the opening gun. of the statewide
campaign to be made by the mem
bers of the democracic state ticket
-will be Bred.
It was decided to leave the ar
rangement of all details concerning
this meeting- to the members of the
Maricopa Democratic club, who will
secure a meeting place, probably the
city hall, hire a band, arrange tor
Winsor in Line
(By Mulford Winsor)
According to advices received from
unofficial but reliable sources, the
fact of my defeat for the Congres
sional nomination is definitely estab
lished. While this naturally causes
me regret,' I shall neither repine nor
pout, nor falter in the fight for the
principles I have, in my modest way,
represented, and which I endeavored,
in the Constitutional Convention and
in this primary campaign, to uphold.
Not less than heretofore, I believe
in the Rule of the People, and so be
lieving, cheerfully bow to the will of
a. majority of the people who escaped
disfranchisement under the terms of
a narrow partisan enabling act.
In this hour, when the Democracy
of Arizona, occupying a position in
the forefront of the fight for progres
. dive popular government, is on trial,
I adjure the able men who have been
cbosen to bear our party's standard
to victory, to do so bravely and un
haltingly to so declare themselves
and so conduct themselves, both as
candidates and as servants of the
people, as to bring triumph to the
people's cause and give lustre to their
own achievements.
In a good old-tashioned Democratic
victory, such as is assured, there will
be glory enough tor all for the can
didates who were unsuccessful in the
primaries as well as those who were
successtui out it must oe oorne in i
mind that a good old-fashioned Dem- ;
ocratic victory will only be made
complete by the carrying out, in let
ter and in spirit, of the true Demo
cratic principles typified by and em
bodied id Arizona's progressive con
stitution. That Constitution, justly
lauded as the high-water mark in the
growth of popular government, shall
continue to be the battle-cry in Ari
zona until the people, whose rights it
protects, shall be firmly entrenched
in the power which to them belongs
and the fortress of their rulership
shall become impregnable.
1 am deeply grateful to the friends
throughout Arizona who gave me
their loyal support more because of
the faith they thus expressed in the
policies for which X stood and shall
continue to stand, than for any pos
sible tribute to myself. Especially
am I grateful to the people of Yuma
OF
a chairman and secure the necessary
red tire. This meeting promisesto
be the greatest political gathering
ever held in the history of Arizona.
It will be the first time a state ticket,
of any party ever appeared before a
gathering of Arizonans ami in all
probability every man amd woman in
Phoenix will be in attendance. In
adcitiou to the residents of the city
there will be thousands of visitors in
for the fair from all parts of the new
state and every one of the outsiders
will be desirous of being present at
the first meeting of the iooii-to be of
ficers of Arizona.
Altuough it is probable that the
evening will be rather cbil.y for an
outdoor, meetiug, when it comes to
arranging for the gathering indoors
the problem confronts those in charge
of the monster rally of finding a hall
or theater in Phoenix of sufficient
size to accommodate those - who will
wish to be present. There is not a
hall or theater in Arizona or in the
soutnwest, for that matter, large
' enough to seat all the people who will
! be present at this rcfliy.
I . Although all the candidates on the
'.state ticket will be introduced, in ali
probability tne extended remarks
will be confined to the two candidates
for the senate. the candidate for gov
ernor and the candidate for congress,
these beiug the four most important,
offices to be tilled.
After the grand rally opening m
Phoenix the next meeting will be
in Winalow in Navajo county on Nov.
13th. This will be followed bv meet
ings all through the north for a week
closing in Northern Arizona at Pres
cott with a monster meeting.
Mr. Johnson said that wherever he
went he found all democrats trying
to outdo each other in offering assist
ance and support to the candidates
of their party and the reports of tne
candidates Irum ait sections of the
territory were of tne most gratifying
character.
county, both Deoioorats and Republi
cans, who with remarkably few ex
ceptions, without regard to either
personal or political considerations,
I gave encouragement and practical
aid to my candidacy. I wan to as
sure them that it shall be my constant
effort as a private citizen, as it would
have been as a public servant, to
justify and retain trie confidence in
me expressed at the polls by my
neighbors.
Ashurst Jubilant and Thankful
(By Henry F. Ashursz.)
It is impossible at this time for me
to reply to the numerous letters and
telegrams of congratulation that I
am receiving over my nomination as
one of the democratic, candidates for
United States senator, but a replv
will be se.it to each as soon as1 possi
ble. In the meantimr, permit me,
through the columns of the Copper
Era, to convey my expressions of;
gratitude to all.
Iam impressed with the fitilitv
and inadequacy of words in attemnt- ;
tag to convey to my frienJs through -out
all portionsof Arizoua ujy thanks
for their splendid loyaltv and fidelity
to me. I do not know or an Instance
in American politics where friends
and supporters have been more loyal
and true than mine have been; and I
particularly desire to thank the
thousands of noble women of this ter
ritory hose valuable work greatly
assisted
in bringing success to my
candidacy.
The people of this ter-itory are
terribly in earnest. They are going
to drive "big business"out of politics
and they demand that politics shall
be run by the people. That the pro
gressive democracy of Arizona wiil
achieve a great victory at the polls
on December 12 there is not the
slightest doubt.
Henry F. Ashurst.
At the annual meeting of the Clif
ton Chamber of Commerce held at
the Clifton hotel on Thursday even
ing last the officers for the ensuing
year were elected. Dr. L. A. W.Burtch
was elected as president and J. J.
Kelly secretary and treasurer. The
I r.-sident was authorized to appoint
a board of directors consisting of
eleven members and the boaid will
be named at the next meeting.
THE DEMOCRATIC TICKET
U. S. Senator .Henry F. Ashurst
U. S. Senator Mark A. Smitb
U. S. Representative .Carl Hayden
Governor G. W. P. Hunt
Secretary of State Sidney Osborne
Auditor : J. C. Callaghan
Treasurer '. D. L. Johnson
Attorney General. G. P. Bullard
Corporation Commission F. A. Jones
W. P. Geary
A..W. Cole
Superintendent Public Instruction " C. O. Case
COUNTY DEMOCRATIC TICKET
State Senator Geo. H. Chase
State Representatives - M. H. Kane
W. M. Whipple
Judge Superior Court
Clerk Superior Court
Sheriff
Recorder.....
Treasurer .
County Attorney
Assessor
School Superintendent
Road Superintendent
Surveyor
Supervisors
J. P. Clifton
J. P. Morenci
J. P. Duncan
Constable, Clifton t
Constable, Morenci..."".
Constable, Duncan
ASSESSMENT WORK STARTED
Sound of the Blast Is Heard From
Every Hill Side
The sound of the blarft is heard
now on the bill, very enthusiastic.
Work on annual assessment is in full
swing, and the Greenlee District is
busy. Hundreds of men are out on
the hills these day. A large amount
of -money is requisite for this work
and inostof it is speut in Clifton.
The New England Consolidated is
doing ome very important develop
ment work incident to the occasion.
Nearly all the work will be for great
er depth on promising leads. The
work is looked after and directed by
Mr. G. H.' Dudley of tne Standard
Mines. The Greenlee' Gold, Camp is
busy, as usual, George Williams, Wil
lis James, Lloyd Tevis, Crispin Bros,
George Stevens, all are hard at it.
There have Leen no phenomenal
strikes, but values are showing very
good, and large - veins are the rule.
The big Nissen stamp on the proper
ty of J. F Smart, is pounding away
and proving to the country that the
values are here, and can be gotten
out of the ore,
A good many of the ore shoots of
the district are gold, silver with cop
per values at depth, but there are
great gold-shoots- with 'small silver
values (amalgamated) which are
jwoitbyof attentiou by capital. Of
the latter class is the property re
centv
acquired by Montana ptopie
represented here by Mr. Pat. O'Neill
situated north of the Polaris.
The ore-shoots of the Greenlee
Camp are of this class. There is still
a good deal of open ground in the
district, to the north, but it does not
show much mineralization. However,
the big Comstock Bonanza was turn
ed down for years for the same rea
son. ,
The ground is full of water, which
makes sinking more expensive and
disagreeable.
810 CROWD ATTENDS CIRCUS
Howe's Show Captures the Hearts of
Both Old and Young Many
Features of Merit
The first circus worthy of the name,
Howe's Great London shows, gave
two performances in Clifton last
Monday. The circus was everything
that the name implies. Howe's shows
carry 250 horses which are all the
best stock obtainable. Circuses are
a rare treat in Clifton which was at
tested by the large crowd who at
tended from all surrounding points.
Special attention was given to the
costuming of the different performers
and in all they presented a very rich
F. B. Laine
Ben. M. Crawford
I. B. English
W. E. Kelly
-- John M. Webster
E. V. Horton
, James H. Kerby
, . . .'. J. W. Aker
'. ..S. F. Await
.H. Ogle Tunis
B. F. Billingsley
R. A. Campbell
Wade Hampton
C. J. Hill
B. K.. Williams
- J. K. Bullard
.,.1. N: Dilliner
James G Cash
Sherman Stewart
appearance. The Japanese family
was pnusually good as were the clowns
of which there were about fifteen.
Oie of the most remarkable acta on
the program was done by Eddie Mil
lette, the upside down wonder, late
of Ringling Brothers, who performs
trapeze work of incredible daring.
Millette revolves unsupported with
his head high up near the roof, whirl
ing rapidly to the strains of tne band.
In this uncanny posture he a rinks,
fans himself and performs other
stunts usually requiring stability and
ease of posture. He rests head down
ward on a disk as large -as the crown
of bis head for several minutes at a
time, in the highest trapeze and fi
nally slides back to the floor calm
and cool.
The Uyeno Japanese troupe is con
sidered one of the best juggling acts
in circusdom. The JapB have appear
ed in all the large cities of the world
and according to newspaper reports
are in a class by themselves. Joe
Wallace and Cecil Lowande were
prominent among the bare back
riders. , . ,
All Ready for Fair
Phoenix, Ariz., Oct. JO An order
for the regimental band from Fort
Huachuca to atteud the Arizona f.iir
at Phoenix during tne week of No
vember fith to 11th has been issued by
General Leonard Wood who recently
visited Arizooa for the purpose of in-
i
: specting the various army posts. This
feature of military music will form
another important attraction for the
visitors to Phoenix during the fair.
The baud will be mounted and is at
tached to the Sixth cavalry.
So that the visitors may receive
every consideration while in Phoenix
arrangements have been made for
the listing of all spare rooms and the
work of advising visitors where ac
commodations may be had has been
undertaken by the Phoenix Board of
Trade. Householders in the citv are
notifying the Board the number of
people that they can accomodate and
the lists of rooms for rent can be ex
amined at the office of the Board at
any hour of the day or night from
the opening day, Monday, November
Utb, until the end of fair week.
Many persons desire to engage
quarters in advance and this can be
done by writing the Board or by tel
egraphing, as numbers did a year
ago. Work is being rushed on the
paving and lighting of the main
streets of the capitol city and every
thing is being planned to make the
stay of visitors one ot pleasure. Work
on the Adams hotel is being hurried
forward for the opening on Noy. 6th
and the other hotels are making
ready for a large number o' guests.
HAMPTON FOR STATE CHAIRMAN
Greenlee County Central Committee
Unanimously Endorses Him For
i Responsible Position .
At the meeting of he Greenlee
County Democratic Central Commit
tee, cbosen at the primary election
on October 24th, which meeting was
held at the Casino Hall last Wednes
day evening," Hon. John R. Hampton
was unanimously endorsed for Chair
man of the State Democratic Central
Committee. The members of the
state committee from Greenlee coun
ty were instructed to use every
honorable means to secure the selec
tion of Mr. Hampton by the state
committee as the first state chairman
of the Democratic Committee.
The Greenlee County Committee
was organized by the election of
Duncan McNeil, of Clifton, as Chair
man of the . County Committee, Mr.
Ashley, of Morenci, as Secretary and
W. W. Duttoo, of Morenci as Treas
urer. Vacancies on the County Commit
tee, caused by the rfftilure of the vot
ers in some precincts to select com
mitteemen on primary day, . were
filled as follows:
Metcalf -E. M. Jeter
Sheldon George Gamble.
York Reece Webster.
Franklin -Thos. Nations.
Blue J. H. T Cosper.
Eagle W. A-. Wilson.
Greenlee County is entitled to five
representatives on the State Com
mittee and these were chosen by the
committee as follows:
Clifton John R. 'Hampton and W.
B. Kelly.
Morenci VV. W. Dutton.
Metcalf H. M. Jeter.
Duncan L. F. Vaughn.
It is expected that the entire dele
gation from Greenlee County will
atteud the meeting of the state com-
mitte which will meet in Phoenix
next week.
Regular meeting night of the
Greenlee1 county democratic commit
tee were set for Thursday night of
eacn wee at ivioren;i anu raaturoay
niirht of ar.h wpit at Cliftnn.
Campaign Lie Nailed By Ashurst.
Phoenix, Ariz., Nov. 1. Henry F.
Ashurst, of Prescott, one of the demo-
cratic nominees for the United States
senate, arrived here last night from
Tucson to attend the meetiug of state
candidates to night. He is receiving
the hearty congratulations of his
local backers on trie fine race he
made throughout the territory.
With reference to newspaper pub
lications iu Tucson relative to his
asking his supporters in the recent
primary to vote for him alone, Mr.
Ashurst asserts that there is abso-1
lutely no foundation for this report
Giving special attention to frequent
repetition of this charge and edi
torial comment in the Tucson Citi
zen, Mr. Ashurst today stated:
"The Citizen charges that at a lute
date in the campaing, I sent tele
grams or caused them to be sent to
my supporters in the north, asking
them to vote for me alone. The
Citizen's statement is absolutely
false. I never asked anyone to single
shot me, or vote for me alone. My
friends in Fresco tt are offering a
reward of $500 if the Citizen or any
other paper or person can produce j
a single telegram, or letter showing I
that directly or indirectly I or any ;
one in mv behalf, with m v knowle fe i
. , . . . . . . .
or consent, ever solicited , or advised
that anyone vote for me alone. This
reward will also be paid to anyoue
who will prove that I or any person
in my behalf with my knowledge or
consent ever orally solicited that
anyoue vote for me alone. So here !
is an opportunity for the Citizen to
make a little easy money. j
"An analysis of the returns, how-,'
ever, discloses that a few persons iu
Preseott did vote for me alone. And
it is also true that about a correspond
ing number voted for Mr Smith alone.
An equal number voted for Mr.JIves
alone. The same is true of Mr. Ling.
"Ali teiegraph companies in Ari
zona are hereby given full and
complete ermission to make public
to the Citizen or anyone else all tele
grams sent in counectiou with my
campaign."
John It. Hampton, W. B. Kelly,
Ben M. Crawford and L. K. Vaughn
will leave Sunday morning for
Pboeuix where they will attend the
meeting of the State Democratic
Committee W. W. Dutton, member
of the State Committee from Morenci
will also be in attendance.
B0AR0EPL1ZES ASSESSMENT
Assessment As Returned By County
Assessor Is Adopted On Property
Within Town Limits
"The Town Council of Clifton met
this week as a Board of Equalization
for the purpose of equalizing the
taxes as made by the City Assessor,
The assessment roll of the Town of
Clifton for the year 1911 is the same
as the assessment of town property
for couuty taxes. Members of the
town Council present at this meeting
were Councilmen Hill, Dunn and
Hagan. '
Mr.. A. T. Thomson, representing
the Arizona Copper Co. Ltd., ap
peared before the Board and request
ed reductions in the assessment of
the company amounting to approxi
mately three hundred thousand dol
lars on the gtound that the county
assessment wnich bad been adopted
by the Town of Clifton, was unfair
and erroneous. Upon the heai-ing
bad the Town Board struck off the
item of $10,000 which had been assess
ed against the A. C. dam as it was
found to be outside of the city limits.
Also an item of ilOOiK) was stricken
from the Assessment on improve
ments on the Colquhoun addition and
also an iu m of 87500 on the Gill
Briquetting plant. (
The Board refused to' make any
reductions on the assessment of the
A. C. Co., but adopted a resolution
that in the event suit was entered in
the District Court by the Company
against the County assessment that
the Town Board would take cogni
zance of any decision rendered and
-adjust the city assessment of the A.
C. Co. accordingly.
General Manager Bennie, of the
Shannon company, also appeared be
fore the Town Board.
The Board will meet again next
week for the'' purpose of making the
tax levy. The general opinion is
that the levy will be fixed between
fifty and sixty cents on each one
hundred dollars valuation.
Democratic Candidate for Congress
I
f i .1 lilt- il .. n r f Phnanlv -1 nrma
born Arizonaa.is the democratic can-
didate for congress. He is a level
! Headed, true, progressive Arizonan
and has the energy and ability to
serve well the people ot Arizona in
congress. Carl Hayden belongs to no
faction of the democratic party. He
is a democrat and his declaration
iduring the caoiuaignwaa "any dem-
K " "j
ocrat tne people ot Arizona choom
as their nominee will b electedat
the December election."- The demo
crats have cbosen Mr Hayden as
their representative and the demo
crats of Arizona will send him to con
gress with a rousing majority esti
matedat not less than three thousand.
Tax Payers League in Globe
A Taxpayers League has been
formed in Gila County patterned
after a similarorganization in Cochis
County. This organization employs
a competent Couuty Auditor, who is
continually investigating and check
ing up the County expenditures from
an economical standpoint. The Globe
Silver Belt says:
"The Tax Payers' League which
met at the office of the Gila County
Abstract company Tuesday night ap
pointed J. J. Keegan, F. F. Towle,
Tom Pascoe and William Sultan a
committee to prepare a set of by
law and to perfect the organization.
J. N. Gaines of Tombstone was pre
sent and spoke of the benefticial re
snlts to be obtained from such an
organization. He also told of the
good work now being done in Tucson
by the league established there."
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