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THE COPPER ERA
Friday, July 12. 1912
OF DECORATION DAY
DIES IN TUCSON
TUCSON, Ariz July 10. Colonel
William Herring, one of the most dis
tinguished old-timers of the state,
died here at the age of 79 years.
His activity in political matters be
gan nearly forty years ago in New
York state, and only terminated with
He is survived by four daughters,
Mrs. Sorin, one of the best known law-
yers in the city, Mrs. C. W. Clum, of
Kensington, Md., Mrs. S. M. Franklin,
and Miss Bertha Herring, the latter of
whom has been his constant compau-
ion for a number of years.
Colonel Hering -was born at New
Brunswick, N. J., lanuary 31, 1833.
He received his education in the pub
lic schools of New York, and took
the law course at the Columbia law
college, graduating in 1866. He mar
ried Miss Mary E. Inslee, of Xe.v
York, in 1857. He was admitted tc
the New York bar in 1866, the year
of his graduation from Columbia law
college, and was elected a member
of the New York legislature in 1873. '
In the capacity of legislator in the 1
New York assembly. Colonel Herring
gained country-wide distinction by in-1
troducing the first bill making May '
30 Decoration Day, which was fol-!
lowed immediately by a number o
other states, and has now become
national holiday in observance.
While in the New York legislature , The boy was exercislng a coit be
ne alco introduced the first bill for i longing to W. T. Johnson on the
Greater New York, which passed. Oth-;
er poUticali. honors held by him while
a resident of New York state were j
assistant district . attorney of Ne'v
York. 1874-1880. and a member of the !
board of education In. 1876.
Colonel Herring moved to Arizona
in 1880, coming to Bisbee to operate
the Neptune mine, in which he and
his brother were interested. Later
he moved to Tombstone, then a boom
ing -mining camp, where he soon had
a large law practice.
For twenty-five years he was chief
counsel for the Copper Queen min -
ing company. He served two terms
as attorney general of the territory,
. . .. , . ... ..
and the territory's first constitution,
drafted more than twenty years ago,
was largely the work of his hand,
He was the ? first .-president of the
Arizona bar ' association, and was
chancellor of the board of regents of
the University of Arizona for four
Tears, that institution showing ai-
preciatkm of his worth by bestowing
upon him the degree of LL.D. in the
year 1903. In recant years he had '
practiced his profession as a mem
ber of toe firm of Herring and Sorin
GIFT FOR PIONEER HOME.
The Arizona Pioneer Home located
at Prescott in Yavapai county has
been made the legatee of the late
William C. Parsons in a sum of mon
ey variously estimated at from $20.
000 to ?60,000. The actually describ
ed amount of the devise is compre
hended in the clause of the will and
"I direct that a further two-twelfths
of the remainder be given to the Pio
neeer Home of Arizona." This is
after all the debts and encumbrances
of the estate have been satisfied.
Numbers of old timers in Arizona
will well remember William C. Par
sons, who used to live in Prescott in
the days the capita lwas located in
that city. They will remember the
quiet, unassuming miner who was one
of the chief owners of the fabulously
rich McCabe mine. This is the maji
who has remembered the scene of his
early triumphs and provided in his
will for the home of those in Arizona
who strove for her early prosperity
when he was himself striving, but who
were not 30 variously successful as
Mr parsons died sometime early
ja 1911. He had not lived in Prescott
lor some time, spending most of his
time on the Pacihc coast. The money
he made in the McCabe mine in the
early days he invested until he had
property in Caliornia, Oregon, Wash
ington, Cuba and in Phoenix, and his
personal estate was valued at over
four millions of dollors.
In consequence of some trouble in
connection with the settlement of the
estate, and in order to see that the
Pioneer Home will receive that por
tion which under the terms of the will
belongs to it, Attorney General Geor
i ge Purdy Bullard will make a trip to
i San Francisco to appear before the
probate court mere m oenair or tne
On Sunday morning Eric Benner,
l 1 me n- ear-oia son 01 ur. aim ivirs.
aM. E. Brenner, of Saffqxd met with
; an accident which resulted in his
i rioath within a fAW hmirs
track, getting him ready for the races
i on the 4th. The colt became unman-
' n rffsVlf linltori thrmis-h tbf fpnrp nnil
tnrew tne boy violently to the ground,
He was picked up unconscious and
taken home, where medical aid was
rendered, but there was no hope.
His head evidently came in contact
with a post when he was thrown, and
he died without regaining conscious
ness. S. P. VALUES ITS PROPERTY AT
SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS.
A statement showing the property
' y in Arizona has just been med
jby the Tucson officials with the
state tax commission,
! . The statement shows the company
I ha3 392 miles of track in the state,
wjtjj a vaiuation of $19,000 per mile,
I The total valuation of the company's
property is given at $i,465,100. The
company . has placed a valuation on
its road of $500 per mile more than
that of the Santa Fe.
Dysentery is always serious and of
ten a dangerous disease, but it can lie
has cured it
1 ami i-iirrnoea nemeav
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STOP! And consider how
comfortable you might be
during the hot months if you
were located at one of the
many delightfully cool Cali
LOOK! At the children,
they need a change; it may
prevent a sick spell. Better
have them strong and well
when school opens. Ask
LISTEN! To what he says
about the great benefits to
be derived from a complete
change. After a year in this
high and dry climate, noth
ing can improve every, mem
ber of the family more than
a vacation at Beach, where
the cool sea breezes low.
Excursion Rates on Sale Daily
to All Popular Beaches.
ASK ANY AGENT
UP IN BROAD
Bold Work of Highwaymen at Copper
Flat Sunday Morning.
Walter W. Page of Fierro and Ram--on
Salazar while on the way from
Fierri to Silver City Sunday morning
were held up by two Mexicans and
relieved of what cash they had in
their possession, a total of $31.
The hold up occurred as the auto
mobile was making slow time in the
hill coming on to Copper Flat. The
Mexicans, whose faces were partially
concealed with handkerchiefs, covered
the travelers with guns and demanded
their money. Mr. Page explained that
the car could not stop on that grade,
and they walked alongside until a less
steep portion of the road was reach
ed. The bandits- did not take any
thing but the money, and even return--
ed sixty-five cents to Mr. Page and the
papers wheh his pocketbook contain
ed. On arriving at Fort Bayard sheriff
McGrath was notified of the holdup
and left immediately for the scene in
The men wore described as abo'it
five feet six and five feet eight inches
in height, smooth shaven and weigh
ing about 140 and 145 pounds. A horse
and a burro were seen tied nearby and
these were undoubtedly used by them
for making their escape.
The sheriff very soon picked u;
traces of one of the men he wanted
and saw that he was headed for Silver
City. A search of the town revealed
the fact Monday morning that he had
stabled his horse at the Elephant cor
ral, but when the officers discovered
this the man had been gone half an
hour. He was arrested shortly after
on the Mogollon road. When arrest
ed he was armed -vith a six shooter
and Winchester rifle and gave his
name as Granado Duran. He after
ward confessed thit he was one of
the holdups. Silver City Enterprise.
WILLCOX MAN WINS
Mr. Lowdermilk took his examina
1913, will not stay and be graduated
with his class at the University of
Arizona next June on account of go
ing to England on a Rhodes" scholar
ship. Word was received at the Uni
versity offices that Mr. Lowdermilk
had been given a scholarship at Ox
ford University and he was apprised
of the fact upon his return from his
home at Willcox, Sunday. The award
comes from the resignation of Fred
Spaulding, who was to have gone this
Mr. Lowdermilk toog his examina
tions for the scholarship several
years ago at the University, but the
award was made to Mr. Spaulding,
who also passed the examinations at
that time. Mr. Lowdermilk was giv
en the appointment which was to
come in 1913. Mr. Spaulding, on ac
count of ill health, has resigned, and
the scholarship was then awarded to
the next man in line.
Air.- Lwdermilk has spent two
years in the liberal arts department
of the University, coming from Pane
College in Alissouri. He was to have
been graduated next June from the
University of Arizona. The matter
of his appointment has been hanging,
fire for some time and it was not
known until Saturday whether or noz
the authorities at Oxford would allow
the appointment on an off year.
Mr. Lowdermilk will spend three
years at the great English university
and probably will enter St. Johns col
lege of the university to take up furth
er the study of chemistry. The funds
given as a prize rewarding the work
of Rhodes scholars is large so that
they can spend the vacation months
traveling on the continent.
Mr. Lowdermilk has made a large
circle of .friends in Tucson and is re
ceiving the cqngratulations of all on
IN ACTIVE SERVICE.
Colonel Emilio Kosterlitzkey, com
mander of the rurales in Sonora dur
ing Diaz's administration, and who
went on the retired list of the Mexi
can army some months ago, has made
application to President Madero to
be restored to active duty.
The application has been grante'!,
advices to that effect have reached
Col. Kosterlitzkey at Magdelena. In
view of the invasion of Sonora by
the Chihuahua rebels, Kosterlitzky
has been given a command in the
first military zone.
Mr. and Mrs. William Jennings
Bryan expect to make their home iu
Tucson and spend as much time here
as posible, according to a letter re
ceived in Tucson from Oscar Irin of
Phoenix and Tucson, who has been
in Baltimore witnessing the Demo
cratic national convention. He said
he had had a short talk with Mr.
and Mrs. Bryan, and Mrs. Bryan
said she and her husband were plan
ing to make Tucson their home.
SIXTY SIX WOUNDS
FOR 12 YEAR
NEW YORK, July S Julia Conneis.
a tweH e-year-old girl, was murdered
ir h fiendish mai.ner tr ;;y. Her
body, bearing 66 wounds, evidently
made by a stilletto, but still retaining
a breath of life, was found in a va
cant toilet in the Bronx. The child
died without having regained enough
consciousness to identify her slayer
with more than the explanation that
he was "a man."
The girl was one of four children of
Edward Connors, a - shipping cletk
who lived nearby. She visited Cro
tonia Park, but suddenly disappeared.
A boy friend found the body early to
day wrapped in a torn skirt. The
hair had been cut off. One of the
wounds was a stab in the heart. Her
throat was also partly cut and a stab
in the back had pierced the lungs.
Later tonight the police said they
had definitely established the faut
that the attack on the girl was made
in a vacant apartment on the second
floor of a house beside the lot inwhicii
she was found. Evidence in the ball
room of the apartment leads the po
lice to believe that the' girl was mur
dered there. The bath tub wis
blood-stained and on the floor were
found quantities of the girl's hair.
LOST A pendant Rebekah pin. P.
X. G. in blue enamel on bar, name
Margaret Campbell on back of pend
ant Star. Finder return to Copper
Era office and receive reward.
COTTON FIELDS AT
MESA ARE IN BLOOM.
MESA, July 9 As far as can now
be judged the cotton crop of the
Mesa section will be more than satis
factory to the enterprising gentlemen
who have put in their time and mon
ey to demonstrate the feasibility of
growing cotton in the Mesa section.
Every field shows up satisfactorily,
old time cotton men declaring that
they never saw a finer growth in any
part ot the southern cotton belt.The
Hall brothers, at Hehi, O. C. Bullick,
M. P. Holladay and others have fine
stands in their fields. That at the
Bullock ranch is much of it in bloom
and some of the bolls are far enough
advanced to show the seeds covered
with the young growth of cotton. If
the experiment should prove to be
what is now expected, no doubt there
will be many hundred acres planted
to cotton next season in this section
of the vajlley.
A meeting of the members of the
corporation organized to handle the
ginning proposition was. to have been
held yesterday afternoon but owing to
the absence of some of the men, it
was necessary to postpone proceed
ings until Monday.
SHOPS AT TUCSON.
TUCSON, Jul 10th. Excavations
for the El Paso & Southwestern
roundhouse and turntable were start
ed today by a force of laborers iu
the employ of the V. L. Pearson
company. Excavations for the other
buildings will be started within a
few days and the work will soon be
under full way.
The El Paso & Southwestern, it
is said, contemplates making Tucson
the Arizona headquarters of the sys-'
tern with very large shops here
when the line to Globe is built. 1
A force of carpenters today began
building a small office building for
the contractors near the depot. It
will be of a temjorary nature au'i
finished in a few days.
ARIZONA GETS TITLE
T O EXPOSITION SITE.
SAX FRANCISCO, July 0. In the
presence of representatives of the
state and city, deeds conveying title
to sites on the Panama-Pacific ex
position grounds were given repre
sentatives ot Arizona and Pennsyl
vania today. A. L. Moore, acting for
Governor Hunt, received the papers
for his state. The Arizona delegation
was headed by Eugene Brady O'Neil.
A public ceremony in honor of the
visitors was held prior to giving the
With a barrel of Hassayampa
water, a supply of ostrich eggs, and
several cartons of dates, the Arizona
commissioners for the selection 01
a site at San Francisco for Arizon.Vs
.building at the Panama-Pacific ex
position, met Wednesday evening of
last week at Maricopa and started
for San Francisco.
The barrel of water from the Has-
sayampa river "'.from which whoever
drinks ne'er tells the truth again,"
will be at the dinner to be given tne
Arizonans at the Palace hotel Fri
day evening. The ostrich eggs and
dates will also be on the bill of fare.
If you are a housewife you cannot
reasonably hope to be healthy of beau
tiful by washing dishes, sweeping and
doing housework all day, and crawl
ing into bed dead tired at night. You
you must get out into thee open lir
and sunlight. If you do this every
day and keep your stomach and bow
els iu good order by taking Chamber
lain's Tablets when needed, you should
become both healthy and beautiful.
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your bairk book will be all the friend that you will
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