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VOLUME XXL NO. 4 35.
Census Valuations Will Not Be Bases of Taxation Washington, Oct. 11. — ‘‘That the facts and figures gathered by the enumerators, supervisors and special agents of the Fourteenth Decennial Census will have abso lutely nothing to do with valuation of property for taxation purposes is a point I desire to emphasize with all possible vigor,” said Dir ector of the Census S. E. Rogers today in speaking of the forthcom ing 1920 enumeration. ‘‘Some difficulty has been exper ienced in the past,” continued Mr. Rogers, ‘‘in getting absolutely ac curate values ot land and other property because of a certain j amount of confusion over this point. Many people w T ere erron eously inclined to connect the cen sus with taxation. We hope to avoid any such confusion, this time.” The act of Congress which, un der the Constitution, provides for the taking of the Fourteenth De + cennial Census makes it unlawful for any enumerator, special agent, supervisor or other employee of the Census Bureau to divulge any in formation whatsoever concerning the census returns. A heavy fine, and possible imprisonment, or both, is the penalty prescribed for viola tion of the provisions of the law. o Weather Report on Highways The highway weather service, one of the new enterprises of the United States Department of Agri culture, operated through the or ganization of the Weather Bureau, is proving of benefit to automobile owners where it has been tried. The meteorologist in charge of the Weather Bureau office in Kansas City, Mo., recently reported: “The demand for a road-reporting ser vice is quite general and insistant and it will continue so increasingly until dirt roads become an anachronism. This office established a road or highway reporting service April 1, of this year, and, without exaggeration, it is equal to the most prsc tical service which our office otherwise can perform. It amounts to the direction of public motor travel, and persons start i or postpone trips as we advise.” The highway weather service was begun as a war measure in aid j of motor transportation and wasj conducted with emergency money 1 until the end of the war. Though Congress made no appropriation for Kts continuance during the present year, the demand for ij is such that the department is endea voring to continue it without spe cial funds to meet the expense. u Talk up the creamery. | BENSON | | LUMBER AND COMMERCIAL CO. f T 4 4 r\U R STOCK of LUMBER AND BUILDING $ MATERIAL is complete. While prices are 4 advancing, they will go still higher. Better bring in V «*• your plans and let us figure on them. Jt 4 £ SPECIAL PRICES UNTIL | SEPTEMBER IST X X ON ALL V IMPLEMENTS AND WAGONS | New Line RANGES and COOK STOVES, OIL £ £ STOVES and REFRIGERATORS. To close out, X £ the prices are way down. Our line of HARD- v y WARE is complete. We have most anything you want. Come and see us. «|> X Benson Lumber and Commercial Co. % 4 y Ty Ty • 3 Entries at the State Fair t Phoenix, Oct. 10. —Don’t wait r till the last minute before the clos -1 ing of the entries to secure entry l blanks, is the advice of the Ari - zona State Fair Commission. Var i ious dates have been named for the s last day on which entries may be t filed for the various departments, - and in the past considerable con -5 fusion has arisen just previous to - the closing dates by a rush of ap plications which have overwhelmed the office force as the commission. All this it is hoped to avoid this year by having prospective exhibi • tors secure their entry blanks now i and file them with the commission ;as soon as possible. Only a few days now remain in many depart ments for the closing of the entry i lists; hence the necessity for ; prompt action. An extra force of clerks has been put on at the fair office to handle the work, but this will avail noth ing. it is pointed out, unless better co-operation is shown by the ex hibitors than has been shown np to date. Applications for premium lists and entry blanks may be made to , any commercial organization in the state, or direct by addressing the Arizona Fair Commission,Phoenix, Ari z. Land Case Settled The celebrated land ease of Perry Tryon and John A. Sabin against A. A. Barney, a civil action in the Superior Court at Tombstone, came up last Monday morning and went to the jury Wednesday afternoon. The case, briefly stated, involved an exchange of farming lands in Pomerene and in the Gila Valley. The contract was somewhat com plicated, and after a considerable length of time, its stipulations re maining unfulfilled by the defend ant Barney, an ejectment suit was brought to recover possession of their Pomerene land by the plain tiffs, Tryon and Sabin. Plaintiffs, Tryon and Sabin were awarded their Pomerene real estate and ‘ damages to the amount of S3OOO. o j Everybody wants ten hours’ pay j for an eight hour day in which to 1 spend about six hours doing four hours’ work —one of the principal reasons for the prevailing High Cost of Everything. For Sale — Six two-months old pigs. Robert Schmidt, St. David, Ariz. o Talk up the creamery. Devoted to the Interests of Benson, the San Pedro Valley and Surrounding Country BENSON, COCHISE COUNTY, ARIZONA, OCTOBER 11, 1919 Miramonte Items (Special Correspondent) Mr. Harman, the well - driller, struck water at a depth of 330 feet at the E. T. Jesperson ranch. Mrs. Effie Williams, who has been quite ill for some time, is on the improve, and will soon be able to again attend to household du ties. Mrs. Mary Thompson, of White watqr, ,is here visiting with her daughter, Mrs. Heber Davis. James Jasperson and family, of Tucson, motored over last Satur day to visit with their brother, Ed Jesperson. Henry Martineau left last Friday to visit with relatives at Salt Take City, Utah. o Grand Baile The following invitation issued by members of the Spanish-Amer ican Society, has been sent out for their big dance at the Auditorium October 25th: “Los miembros de la Junca se honran en invitar a Vd. y a su apreciable familia para un gran baile que se verificara el dia veinte cinco de Octubre a las ocho de la noche en el salon Auditorium. Dando a Vd. las mas expresivas gracias por su atencion. Admi cion de Caballeros dos pesos. Pres idente, E. Castillo; Secretario, A. Salazar; Tesorero, J. Quihuiz; Bas tonero, A. Figueroa.” Talk up the creamery. Cars or Trade- Bring in Your Magnets and Have Them Recharged Magneto and Ford Magnets Recharged and made as good as new Autos Bought and Sold SAIST PEDRO GARAGE GOBBLE BROS., Proprietors MILLER AND BLACKSTONE TIRES Curium’ (Enmttij i’Jatf Imttl; Is fighting for a bigger and better Benson and tributary country. How many of the residents and property-owners are doing likewise ? Are you finding fault with your town and country or are you putting your shoulder to the wheel and pushing to make it better ? Help yourself and Ben son by doing all of your banking with your “Home Bank.” COCHISE COUNTY STATE BAM Benson Arizona Tombstone Takes Willcox Position This item about a former Benson telephone man is taken from the last issue of the Willcox Range News: “Thos. W. Flower arrived from Tucson on the 26th and took charge of the Mountain States Tel ephone office. Mr. Flower is an old telephone man and in his youth followed newspaper work. He left the evil ways of his younger days and went into the telephone busi ness. We suppose he can pry into the affairs of his neighbors far more by listening to their conver sations over the telephone than he could when being a ‘cub ’ reporter attempting to extract news with a corkscrew from people who were unwilling to tell.” o Chamberlain’s Cough Remedy This remedy is intended espec ially for coughs, colds, croup and whooping cough. From a small beginning its sale and use has ex tended to all parts of the United States and to many foreign coun tries. This alone is enough to convince one that it is a medicine of more than ordinary merit. Give it a trial and you will find this to be the case. Sold by the Moss Pharmacy. Arizona crop conditions stood 112 per cent September 1. Only three states in the entire uniou showed better. * O , Talk up the creamery. Teachers’ Reception There will be a reception to the teachers of the Benson schools on [Friday evening, October 17th, at the High School, at 8 p. m., under the auspices of the Eadies’ Aid Society of the Presbyterian church. The public is cordially invited. Q Thanksgiving Dance All ladies interested are invited to come out to a meeting to be held at the Signal office Wednesday evening, October 15th, at 8 o’clock to discuss plans for giving a dance on Thanksgiving night for the ben efit of the Chautauqua fund. The dance has been definitely decided on, but arrangements have not yet been completed and it is desired to have the co-operation of the ladies to make it a complete success. Gentlemen are / also welcome. Dissatisfaction Over Condition ot the Roads Farmers living down the river, from several miles this side of Tres Alamos on down to Cascabel and beyond, are positively disgusted, to put it mildly, with the slow moving program of road improve ment on their main highway to town. They are well-nigh unani mous in condemning the unfair policy that collects road taxes but fails to make a passable road. It is high time some steps should be taken to improve this road, the main high wav to Benson, the main shipping and supply point for a large and important scope of ter ritory. The Old Charleston Cemetery Mr. Eindley, the section fore man at Charleston, stated to a Prospector reporter recently, a fact new to the younger generation but not to the old-timers, which is that in the Charleston cemetery there are some as fine head stones as are to be found anywhere hereabouts. Several of them, he said, are out in the open range where stock can rub against them, and will doubt less be knocked down by them; and one of the washes is carrying debris over the cemetery. Eittle work would be required to turn the course of the w r ash so as to stop the overflow. Ought we not to string a few strands of barbed wire about this “God’s acre,’’ and turn off the wash, and so preserve invi olate the last resting place of pio neers who bared their breasts to perils from Indians and braved the many other hardships incident to early days, in order that we might enjoy a safe and prosperous heri tage ? —Tombstone Prospector. *► Talk up the creamery. <4 A*-. si+A jg* A at*, A qOv -0, .-ty ,■». - ■ vvvvvv vvvvvv vvwv vv I JUST RECEIVED A | f CARLOAD OF ' X F I jP BI T $ | FLOUR | |T4 1 4 None Better X ❖ 4 ❖ ° 4 | HEADQUARTERS f 4 FOR ALL KINDS OF AMMUNITION X | CHAS. E. GOETZ I 4 x ❖ Benson, Arizona 4 ❖ 4 ♦%♦♦♦ ♦♦♦ ♦♦♦ AAA 4% AAAAA AAAA rV WVV vv W W a vW V V 4 <cVW >*vVNr FIVE CENTS A COPY The Junior Christian Endeavor Society [Contributed] The Junior Endeavor Society of Benson have divided their forces, and are putting on a Red and Blue contest. We want new members and we need financial help. So the children are asking the older peo ple to give a dollar for the priv ilege of becoming honorary mem bers of the Benson Society. Hon orary members will only be asked for money and encouragement and maybe you will be especially in vited once a year to our meetings. But every one is welcome at every meeting. We meet every Wednes day after school at the Presbyter ian Church. We are tr3 T ing to give the children a moral education without any reference to a creed. Will the citizens of Benson give their support to this movement? Miss Grace Hooper, the national Junior superintendent, will spend the first Sunday in November with us. Everybody should hear her. o . ... Struck Oil What is believed to be a well founded report comes from the Texas oilfields to the effect that the Adams syndicate, of which D. A. Adams, of Dragoon, is the active promoter, has struck oil aud that the shares have jumped to $l5O each. A number of Benson people are interested in the company, and if the report proves true they are in the biggest kind of luck. Messrs. Milton Fairlee, J. W. Cull and S. E. Wilson are among those largely interested. O An Agreeable Surprise “About three years ago when I was suffering from a severe cold on my lungs and coughed most of the time night and dav, I tried a bottle of Chamberlain’s Cough Remedy, and was surprised at the promptness with which it gave me relief,” writes Mrs. James Brown, Clark Mills, N. Y. Many another has been surprised and pleased by the prompt relief afforded by this remedy/ At Moss Pharmacy. Mrs. W. G. Miller, State Fair Commissioner for Cochise county, solicits exhibits for the fair, to be held at Phoenix from November 3d to Bth inclusive, from all who are interested and who have products of any kind to send in that would add to the county’s exhibit. Those interested should get in communi cation with Mrs. Miller at once. A premium list may be found at th postoffice. o Talk up the creamery.