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Consolidated With Morenci Leader Sept. 1, 1911. Published in the Clifton-Morenci District CL.IFTON, 6EEENLEE COTJNTY, ABIZOJTA.KEDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1911 VOLUME XIII NTJMBEB 28 DEMOCRATS JUBILEE MEETING AT Old Time Party Leaders Vie With Each Other In Pledges of Party Fealty In State Campaign BIRDNO IS GHOSEN CHAIRMAN John R. Hampton Is Named As Exe- cutive Committeeman From Greenlee County The most harmonious political meeting that has ever been held in Arizona was held at the council chambers of the state capitol Nov. 11 The democratic Slate Committee and the state and county candidates, to gether with many leading- democrats of Arizona participated. At 10:30 J. P. Dillon, chairman of the State Committee, called the meeting to order, with J. H. Robin son of Prescott, secretary. The chamber was filled to its ut most capacity. Mr. Dillon congratu lated the party upon its splendid con dition and absolute harmony, and predicted a sweeping- success at zbe polls on December 12th next, and then called for nominations for tem porary chairman. Hon. John R. Hampton of Greenlee county, in a speech that elicited thunders of applause, placed before the committee the name of Reese M. Ling-for chairman. During his speech Mr. Hampton very appropriately voiced the sentiments of every thoughtful democrat in Arizona, when he said that the republican leaders and tbeir newspapers are hoping and watching for the strong feeling of discontent that they felt sure would follow the vigorous and hardfought . primary contest "but," said the speaker, "I have personally met oi received letters from every candidate in the late democratic primaries, and they one and all are standing true anJ firm for the democratic ticket." "This," quoth Mr. Hamp ton, "is a sore disappointment to that party." The remarks of the gentleman from Greenlee were received with great applause, and after every coun ty in Arizona seconding the nomina tion of Mr. Ling, he was elected by -acclamation. Chairman Dillon appointed Morris -Goldwater of Prescott and Dr. Samp son of Winslow, to escort Mr. Ling to the chair. The reception given .Reese Ling upon taking his seat must have warmed the heart of that stal wart son of Yavapai, as the enthusi asm aroused by his name was un bounded, and in bis speech of accept ance he struck a happy chord in the democratic heart when he pledged, in well selected language his fealty io the successful candidates and the grand old partv that has never lower ed its colors, storm or sunshine. Mr. Ling's speech was a splendid effort and endeared him to the men who heard its ringing words. Upon Mr. Ling's motion C. M. Shan non, one of Arizona's stalwart demo i crats, was invited to the platform, and considerable amusement was created when the old timers realized that the last time these two favorite sons of Arizona were seen ou the platform together, was in the famous Smith-Wilson dual convention in Phoenix, when Messrs. Shannon and Ling were dual chairmen. Mr. Shannon's appearance on the platform todav with Reese Ling elic ited great applause, but when Vernon L. Clark said tha-t "the last appear ance of Ling and Shannon on the stage together necessitated the seat ing of the sheriff of Maricopa county upon the platform to maintain peace" and he moved, for the purpose of making the picture true to nature, that Sheriff Hayden be invited to a seat. This was followed by uproari ous applause, and Carl Hayden, the popular democratic nominee for con gress was invited to the stand. Senator Ives of Tucson arose to nominate a temporary chairman, and in doing so, made a magnificent plea for democratic harmony. Mr. Ives spoke with vigor and aroused great enthusiasm when he pleaded so ably for democratic harmony. "We owe it to the people of the United States, to the stalwart democrats of the house and senate who gave Arizona her statehood" quoth Mr. Ives, "to .elect every democrat on our state and county tickets and thus show our loyalty to the party and the men who stood so nobly for our cause." The speech of Senator Ives was a magnificent tribute, coming from a defeated candidate, and it made him many friends in that stalwart gath ering. When the Senator named Lamar Cobb for temporary secretary the audience cheered to the echo, and Mr. Cobb was chosen by acclama tion. t In taking his seat, Lamar Cobb sur prised his friends, the entire audience and himself with his speech and it is not saying too much to say that for genuine wit, humor and real fun, it far surpassed anything ever beard in Arizona, and fairly convulsed the audience. C. M. Zander of Maricopa county nominated John J. Birdbo of Safford for chairman of the central commit tee. He paid a high tribute to Bird no, speaking of his eminent fitness and qualifications for the office. John R. Hampton and Frank DeSouza sec onded the nomination. Upon motion of C. B. Wood, Mr. Birdno was elect ed by a rising vote that was unani mous. Messrs. Hampton and Wood were appointed to escort the chosen leader to the chair. Chairman Birdno stated that it was not necessary for him to make a speech. Each man present, he said, was certain to make only one cross on his ballot and he would work with the others for the success of the ticket. In nominating George Michelson of Yuma for secretary, W. F. Tim mons spoke of the great injustice of denying the ballot to thousands of voters in eyery way entitled to cast votes in Arizona's first state election. The nomination of Michelson was seconded by W. T. Webb, who movd a rising vote. Michelson's election also was unanimous, as was that of I. F. Wolpe for treasurer. Wolpe was nominated by Reese M. Ling of Pres cott, seconded by W. F. Timmons, J. J. Keegan and B. F. Thum. Wiley E. Jones submitted a tele gram for the approval of the commit tee. This telegram, which was to the chairman of the democratic state central committee of New Mexico, met with no opposition. On the other hand, it was enthusiastically approv ed and sent, as follows: A. A. JONES. Chairman Dem. State Central Committee, Las Vegas, New Mexico. The Democratic State Central Com mittee of Arizona and its state and local candidates now assembled send greeting to the democracy of New Mexico and its valiant co-workers and congratulate them and the people of your commonwealth upon your mag nificent victory achieved on Tuesday last. The ringing answer of New Mexico to the appeal for honest gov. ernment is a gladsome omen and cheers the democratic heart. We wish you Godspeed in the work con fided to your hands, and we promise you the welcome news on December 12th of a rousing democratic victory throughout Arizona. J. J. BIRDNO, Chairman. Privileges of the floor were extend ed to Selim Michelson, Henry Shoup, William Neagle, B. A. Packard, T. G. Norris, Sam Small, Steve Roemer and E. A. Sawyer. After some slight discussion, the state executive committee, one mem ber from each country, was named as follows: Apache -Fred T. Colton, St. John's. Cochise C. R. Howe, Tombstone. Coconino To be supplied. Gila J J. Keegan, Globe. Graham W. T. Webb, Pima. Greenlee J. R. Hampton, Clifton. Maricopa C. M. Zander, Phoenix. Mohave E. F. Thompson, King man. ' Pinal Thos. F. Weedin, Florence. Pima E. J. Trippel, Tucson. Yavapai R. M. Ling, Prescott. Yuma P. J. Miller. Yuma. Santa Cruz F. J. Duffy, Nogales. Navajo Geo. P, Sampson, Winslow. M. G. Cunniff of Crown King moved that a platform committee of one from each county be named. The following committee was selected. Apache To be chosen later. Cochise J. R. Henderson. Coconino Geo. Babbitt. Gila J. J. Keegan. Graham Wiley E. Jones. Greenlee L. p. Vaughn. Maricopa C. B. Wood. Mohave J. B. Whitesides. Navajo R. G. Bizzell. Pinal J. G. Keating. Pima A. P. Martin. Yavapai M. G. Cunniff. Yuma W. F. Timmons. Santa Cruz Frank J. Duffy. REFERENDUM IS FAVORED BY SAM Also Initiative and the Judicial Recall. Criticises Taft For His -Veto of Arizona's Constitution Atlanta, Ga. Nov.1 13. President Samuel Gompers of the American Federation of labor, in his, report, sumbmited today to the delegates of the 31st annual convention, predicted great cbaoges in American methods of government, particularly with re gard to political parties. He gave to the referendum initiative and the re call the unqualified endorsement of organized labor and declared that a real, representative democracy had never been known in the United States because of the general ab sence of those provisions. "This semi-deiSca'tioa of judges" he said in defense of his endorsement, "this sanctimonious cant about 'mob rule' some of which was in President Tft's message vetoing the Arizona statehood bill, is mere drivel ' President Gompers' report, which covers sixty closely printed pages and would make more than thirty columns in a newspaper, say that leaves many subjects untounched or inadequately presented. In the main, the report declares, for, - and says that organized labor demands: The referendum, the initiative and the recall. Passage of the so-called anti-in junction bills at the next session of congress. Restriction of immigration. Further restriction of convict la bor. Legislation to relieve civil service employes from the executive orders prohibiting them to petition congress. Uniform laws for protection of life and health in factory buildings. A department of labor ia' the fed eral government. Employers' liability and workmen's compensation acts throughout the states. Severe arraignment is made of so- called scientific management or effi ciency systems. With its membership now more than 1,750,000, the greatest in its his tory, and, its financial condition ex cellent, the organization often called the greatest altruistic institution of the times enters the thirty-first year of its work. "Despite all opposition of the most relentless kind, the American la bo. movement grows and thrives; its beneficent influence for the common uplift of labor and of all our people extends to all fields of useful activity and is becoming more generally re cognized. The power which labor holds within its grasp is understood by our opponents perhaps better than by many o? the toilers. The fact is that labor's opponents, like the Tories of the past, many of whom are still with us, are afraid to trust the people. "With power in the ha. ids of labor and ot the people generally, comes a quickenimg sense of responsibility. And though errors are liable to occur thev bring experience and an avoid ance of recurrence. The errors of encroachments of the few or of an autocrat teach them no lessons and are rectified only by the people's re volt. How perfectly safe freedom is, is a truth not yet fully undersotod" says the report. "Labor's contentions of many years have become merged, or have rather co-ordinated with those of the" De gressive of all parties. The people as a whole, irrespective of class, con dition, calling for partisan alignment have declared for freedom in fact, and not merely in name. They are taking affairs political into their own hands. They will not longer tolerate the sale of legislation to the highest bidder or the granting of franchises to the richest bribe giver. Under the coming regime, assuredly there are to be no more court decrees entered as prepared in advance and ordered by the attorney for the stronger party stronger politically or finan cially." Revival of Basket Ball Arrangemencs are being made to procure the Armory for practice by the basket ball team for the coming season and with the return of two of the old championship team the out look is good for a repetition of the exciting games such as were the rule two or three years ago. Ramey the star center will soon be with us and with Mcllvain, Ghizoni and Mason we have four old stars of the game and there is promise of good material for the remaining posi tion, besides two good extra men are always in demand to fill vacancies. . In Sanders, McCambridge and Bradfield, we hire good " material and should show up well. As the Armory is wholly 'taken up by the Elks this week, the players can ex pect to be called upon for practice some time next week in anticipation of a game with Morenci soon. The popularity of basket ball as an indoor sport is recognized everywhere and recollection of the past dull summer, practically our first, summer without a basket ball team in many years, should Serve as an incentive to help the basket ball team by patronizing the games There is not a cent in it for the players, only bard work and sometimes undeserved criticism, and judging by the numerous inquiries as to a basket ball team "to beat Mo renci" the sport is in demand and the people want it, and what the people want they should have. REPUBLICAN GUNS IN CLIFTON Two Candidates For United States Senate and Candidate For Representative Visit Clifton District. BIG HOUSE GREETS SPEAKERS John S. Williams of Cochise Co. Continues To Be the Big Drawing- Card. 'The opening guns in the Republi can state campaign were fired in Clifton this week. The three princi pal candidates on the Republican ticket were here, Hon. Ralph Cam ran, candidate for the United States Senate; Hon. Hoval A. Smith, candi date for United States Senate, and Hon. J. S. Williams, candidate for congress. The candidates spoke in Clifton at Pi-ettynian's opera bouse on Tuesday evening and were at Morenci on Wednesday evening. When the afternoon train arrived in Clifton the distinguished visitors were met at the train by the Clifton brass band, a number of leading re publicans, together with members of the Republican county committee, and escorted to the Clifton Hotel. A large crowd assembled at the opera house at eight o'clock where R. G. Franz presided as chairman and introduced the speakers. In a brief, terse and virile speech Ralph H. Cameron addressed the au dience. He said in part: "I have been greatly criticised by op posing candidates and press through out Arizona because of some of my actions, but I want to say that I have not one thing to apologize for in my representation of the territory of Ar izoda in Washington for the past three years. My heart, my soul and my body have been in my work. I didn't go to Washington to repre sent alone the Republicans, the Dem ocrats, the Socialists or the Popu lists, but to represent the people of Arizona one and all. You never will have a representative in congress nor never have had one that worked harder or with more honesty of pur pose for your interests than I. r 'When the enabling act wa3 passed by congress, allowing the people of Arizona to draft a state constitution, my pledge to the people was fulfilled. But I did not stop there. When the constitution was framed, adopted and sent to Washington, I worked hard to secure its approval, I was af ter statehood. But when President Taft put his hands on my shoulders one day and told me that never so long as he lived would he approve a constitution containing the recall of the judiciary, I was convinced that my duty was to get statehood by eliminating the recall, relying on my conviction that the people of Arizona would put the recall back in the con stitution whenever they wanted it. A SEAPORT FOR ARIZONA. "I am tor the majority of the peo ple first, last and all the time. TJhe constitution suited me personally when it was drafted, and it suits me now. All these things taken into consideration, I believe there are enough people in the state of Ari zona to stand by Ralph Cameron and make him United States senator. "The press has made numerous al lusions to my Port Lobos project for the benefit of Arizona, accusing me of trying to grab a slice from Mexico. I am no grafter. Without any grab bing I believe Mexico and the United States can adjust the sale of north western Sonora to the United States with entire accord so that Arizona will get a seaport." Space does not permit the Era to give an extended account of all the speeches. Mr. Cameron was followed by Hoval A. Smith and the speech making was concluded by "Jack" Williams. Speaking of his position on the Re call of Judges Mr. Williams said: "In their speeches these politicians harp unceasingly on the initiative, referendum and the recall, though they are no longer issues. There is not one word of constructive projects in their speeches, not a word about remedying our financial difficulties. rney can only offer the recall as a panacea to put smoke in idle factor ies, and bread in the mouths of a laborer's children. People have ap proached me frequently recently to know how I stand on the recall of the judiciary. I invariably say that I am in fayor of elimination and resubmis sion. But they say, how will you vote on it. That is an unfair question, because the questioners themselves are not on record as to what their votes will be, but I am willing to place myself on record, here and now. "So long as I have breath in my body, I will protest against that in iquitous institution in its present form. I certainly believe that when an officer is elected and proves re creant to his trust he ought most surely to be removed. But did you ever stop to think how the recall us we have it in our constitution worka out? ' THE TRIAL OP A JU1GE. "Let a judge make an unpopular decision, based on an intricate prob lem of law which the layman knows nothing about. A recall petition is drawn, found legal as to form, and a recall election is ordered, with the incumbent defending bis character against the worst stain that could be placed upon it, and at the same time trying to defend himself against one or several rival candidates of other parties.. "Now it takes 12 men to convict ai burglar caught stealing two knives and forks from a deserted house, but you would try a judge for the great est crime known to organized society, that of being faithless to his trust, before a biased jury, without indict ment according to law, and with ab solutely no chance in the world save that he may write 200J words on the ballot. Against such a monument of unfairness as this eyery principle of fairness in my makeup revolts. I am against it first, last and all the time." i , YOUNG HORSE THIEF CAPTURED Deputy Sheriffs Follow a Crooked Trail For Two Days in the Mountains On Saturday afternoon last word was received from Sheldon by tele phone that a horse, saddle and bridle and a pistol belonging to Ray Sexton of that place had been stolen. The theft had been committed during the absence of Mr. Sexton at Solomon ville. The disappearance of Ed La fave, who had been stopping in that neighborhood was also reported and suspicion was at once directed to him. At five o'clock Saturday afternoon Frank Laverty and Dick Boyle dep uty sheriffs, left Clifton to pick up the trail. The officers left Clifton and road to the Rattlesnake ranch where they struck the trail of the young man wanted and after an all nights ride overhauled him the next day on the road to Alma N. M. When overtaken by the officers La Fave made no resistance and was brought back to the Blue where the stolen horse was left in a pasture to recuperate from his hard ride through the mountains. From the time the officers left Clifton until they landed their prisoner in jail they traveled 150 miles. The accused boy had his prelimina- j ry hearing Wednesday before Judge i RADICALS INVESTIGATE HARMON'S CLAIMS AS PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE Democratic Leader in Nebraska Says He Has Been Misjudged. By Rank and File of His Party Columbus, O. Nov. 15 The Omaha (Nebraska) World Herald, owned by U. S. Senator Hitchcock and the largest Democratic newspaper in Nebraska, commented as follows up on the statement issued by Ex-Secretary of State- W. F. Porter of Lin coln, Nebraska, and close personal friend of W. J. Bryan, in declaring for Governor Harmom for president: "The World-Herald published a char acteristic leiter from W. F. Porter, long a radical populist leader in Nebraska politics, concerning Judson Harmon, governor of Ohio. Mr. Porter is a man of rasping and often disagreeable outspokenness, but by the same token he says what he means and he means to be fair. "Mr. Porter's experience is not an uncommon one. He had somehow gained the impression that Harmon is 'closely allied with the corporate interests' and is a reactionary Demo crat. He was persuaded, however, to look up Harmon's official record. He did so, with the following result: " 'After reading these articles and after the most careful and conscienti ous deliberation, I have reached the conclusion that as an honest and fair minded man I owe it to myself and to Governor Harmon to publicly ac knowledge that I have misjudged the man, for no honest intelligent person can. read his speech and message and say other than 'this man is a progres sive statesman of the highest type.' I know of 'out one other governor who has to .his credit so many.laws in the interest of the people passed under such unfavorable circumstances, and that other is Governor L3 Fpile$ te of Wisconsin,' "Mr. Porter did what many an other man has done, he denounced Governor Harmon in prejudice and ignorance. Now that he has learned to know Harmon as be is, as disclosed by bis official record and his public utterances, be gives the same ver dict that the people of Republican Ohio gave by VIOO.OOO majority; the same verdict that Hoke Smith gives, that Newton D. Baker gives, that even our own Governor Aldricb has given after meeting and associating with him intimately. "The World Herald desires not to be misunderstood. It is not taking1 these means to 'boost' Judson Harmon for the presidency. He might be the most courageous and loyal Democrat in the country and still not be the most available candidate. But the World-Herald is exercising not only its privilege, but its duty as a Demo cratic newspaper in seeing to it that in its columns at least a man who by his deeds and his Leadership deserves the thanks of good Democrats is just ly and fairly dealt with." Moder and was bound over to await the action of the grand jury. He was taken to Solomon ville to be confined in the county jail there until the first term of court in Greenlee Coun ty. Horse Thieves Were Poor Riders On Monday night last Gid Thomp' son and two friends left tbeir horses standing in the main street of New Town, Morenci, when three Mexicans mounted them and rode pell mell out of town. Chase was at once started and they came up with one of them who had collided with a wagon along side of the road and was lying un conscious in a pile of rocks. Near the smelter the posse came upon an other who had been thrown in a pile of slag. Not far from Cansler's stable the remaining horse was found but the thief had escaped to the hill or some hiding place and as yet has not been located. High School Entertainment Course Attend the high school entertain ment course one of the best courses ever given in Clifton. The attract tions will be: Gov. Joseph W. Folk, Nov. 20.1911. Whitney Bros. Quartet.Dec. 8,1911. Lourant the Magician,Jan. 27,1912. Le Brun, Grand Opera,Feb.20,l12. Opie Read, Novelist, Mar. 9. 1912. Tickets to these five attractions can be secured at the phenomenal low rate ot ita.uu, reseryed seats in cluded. Tickets will be sold and re served at the A. C. drug store. Sin gle tickets 81.00 each.