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:5E dDPPER ERA
Friday October 4,! 1912
of New Jersey.
For Vice- President
THOMAS R. MARSHALL
WHO Ant ll-lfc, rt LnL rnuuncooi v
The indiscriminate use of the word "progressive" in
our political affairs, by the candidates of all political
!. parties, and the wholesale appropriation of the word by
one cf our presidential candidates in this campaign, com
jcls the average citizen to stop and ponder the meaning
the word in its application to present day poV.lts.
The word came into general use during the consider
"ation of the Payne-Aldrich bill when certain republicans
broke away from the Republican party and voted with the
Democrats against the enactment of this tariff law. The
old line Republicans styled those who deserted the party
" on this measure as "insurgents" but they prefered the ap-
peiatiuu ul piusicooio - -- -sive
republicans." On the tariff question they were pro
gressive to the extent of adopting the Democratic con
ten tion regarding this great national issue. In Kansas
and Oregon a faction of the Republican party set up a new
organization, and incorporating certain so called popular
ideas of changes in our governmen", styled themselves"p?
Woodrow Wilson, the candidate for President on the
Democratic ticket, is styled a "progressive," and has the
indorsement of W. J. Bryan. On the other hand Theo
dore Roosevelt on his platform, containing many planks
taken bodily from the Socialist party, claims to, be the
only pure "progressive" in the country and Wm. H. Taft,
not to be outdone, comes forward with the claim that his
policies are the true, safe and sane means or real pro
gress in governmental affairs It will be seen that the
' word "progressive" has already been used to cover a mul
titude of sins.
"The 'Progressive' defined" was included in an ad
dress made by Hon. Rome G. Brown to the Minnesota
State Bar Association last year and his remarks are par
ticularly appropriate at this time. Mr. Brown said:
But, gentlemen, what is a "progressive"? There are
"progressives" and there are "progressives." Some well
balanced, independent, and farseeing man, schooled in the
principles of constitutional law and learned in the science
of political economy, advocates for the consideration of
the people, the executives, the legislatures, and the courts
some change in the statute law, or even of the constitution
al law, to ; meet the demands of new conditions in our
economic and industrial life. He begs for consideration
of his nrooosition, both from the viewpoint of its expedien
cy and its tendency to facilitate the performance of all the
(imntinnii rt tha thrpp dp.n&rtments of our Govera-
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ment. His measure is consistent with our form of gov
ernment and with the spirit and terms of our fundamental
law. His cause stands for progress in the full and prop
er sense of the word. He is, in the full and proper sense
Of the word, a "progressive." There come to his support
not alone these whose adherence is gained by a careful
consideration of the merits of his proposition, and who,
with him, may be rightly called "progressives." But, to a
larger extent, seeking change for the sole reason that it
savors of an attack upon existing systems, and in propor
tion to the radicalism or revolutionary character of the pro
' posed change, there flock immediately to his standard all
the professional agitators, and all the unthinking and un
reasoning clamorers for disturbance who can not shudder
at the prospect even of a disruption of our Republic.
These professional agitators and radicals, disturbers from
habit rather than from reason, rush in, out of place and
uninvited, under the banner of "progressiveism," and pre
tend to shine through its reflected light. They arrogant-
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any measure, which they or the most extreme and violent
one among them, may advocate, we stamp 01 progrea
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unequal taxation; no matter tnat it De a ciamur yi iue
destruction of the liberty or tne press, or 01 iue rigui
hold or control personal property; even if it be for a meas
ure which is so revolutionary that it tends inevitably to
the subversion of a republican form of government or to
any government ahd may mean socialism or anarchy;
nevenneiess tney arrogaie iu meuiocitca
cause the title "progressive." Though they themselves
hold their hands against the integrity and stability of our
Institutions and nx tneir laces turnea Dae 10 uiu isi ui
worship of tne tyrannies, wneiner.it uts ox iu yeupic, w
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ments and the despoliation of nations, they assume under
the self-given title or "progressive to nun me eyii.in.-i
"reactionary" against all thinking people who, looking
forward, oppose their subversive purposes, or who even
hesitate and ask time to weigh and consider. -
"We welcome and have respect for those reformers,
and there are many of them, whose advocacy of change is
based upon a thorough weighing and consideration of
irrits and demerits, and who conscientiously and con
siderately urge modifications of statutes and laws in order
to meet new conditions, and- whose measures are, or have
some pretense of being, constructive in their character.
To such I would not deny the propriety of the title "progres
sive." They are the very ones to whom the title be
longs. But, as a general rule, the so-called "progressive"
Of today is, in heart and in effect, a reactionary, posing
under the self-appropriated title of "progressive . "All such,
and they compose the larger part of the so-called "pro
gressives," are placing themselves before the public un
der a .false label. They ought to be prosecuted under a
law against misbranding."
It is quite apparent that the time has already come
when those who insist upon calling themselves "progres
sives" must begin to array a line of adjectives and adverbs
to define their real meaning. There is danger of a "bear "
movement on the side of the. progressives. The market
is already over loaded.
In the meantime those demo, rats who believe in th:
principles of the Democratic party as enunciated by Jef-j
ferson and emphasized by Jackson will hold the old Denio
crtic ship straight up in the wind. They believe in a.
representative government of the . people by the people
and for the people; a democracy under constitutional limitation.-:;
an honest, fearless and independent judiciary; a
tariff sufficient to furnish the revenue uf the government;
an economical and efficient administration of public affairs r ;
against protected monopoly of all kinds; in favor of equal
and just taxation of all property, and test and forever
"equal rights under the law for ALL; special privilege to
yONB. ' This is a plain declaration of Democratic prin.:.'
ples believed in by the democrats. They are the same
principles which have held the democratic party together
for fifty years and which are now being recognized as
the true principles for the best adminstration of the af
fairs of our glorious republic. They are old, but always
A SQUARE DEAL FOR JUDGE SLOAN.
Hon. Richard E. Sloan is again on the bench.-this
time in the capacity of United States judge for the dis
trict of Arizona. ": is going about the discharge of his
judicial duties in the same deliberate, careful,, fair and
uuir.ejudiced maanur which marked- his term on the Ari
zona bench extending over, a period of twenty years, vvhc-n
he retired to beoome Governor of Arizona four years ago
he carried with him the respect and good will of the ma
jority of the people of Arizona. He had earned that res
pect and good will by his exemplary habits and the fear
less discharge of his duties. The two Senators from Ari
zona are now opposing the confirmation of Hon. R. E.
Sloan to be United States judge and their course has been
endorsed by the democratic party council. It is true tha'
Judge Sloan is a Republican. He hs not changed his
political beliefs. He is the same Republican who sat on
the bench in Arizona during the administration of Mc
Kinley, Roosevelt and Taft, but during all this time it was
never charged that . his politics was .offensively partisan
or that his political beliefs swayed the judicial determin
ation of legal contests brought before, him for decision.
To oppose Judge Sloan's confirmation because he is a Rc
publican is an effort to establish the rule that we sould
have Democrats for Judges in democratic states and vicu.
versa. It is an enunciation of the belfef that politics and
our judiciary should go hand in hand. It is a dangerous
precedent to establish. The people of Arizona are in
terested in having an able and honest man as Judge for
this district. Judge Sloan possesses lese qualifications.
The people of Arizona would ' like to know upon what
chart es the opposition to Judge Sloan's confirmation is
based. Are they charges that will bear the light of in
vestigation? Are they charges that can prove that Judge
Sloan is an incompetent judge? Are they charges that
can prove that he is and has be;a a biased an prejudi-od
judge? Are they charges that prove he has .been
dishonest and corrupt? If so, the Senators from Arizona
are well within their rights in protesting against his con
firmation. - If not they are misrepresenting the people of
Arizona when they seek to besmirch and condemn a citi
zen of Arizona who has made his home among us for a
quarter of a century. In all fairness the ERA asks that
those who are opposing the confirmation of Judge Sloan
bring forth their charges and let the people know them.
The people of Arizona are in the dark regarding these lat
ter day charges against Judge Sloan. No charges of any
kind were ever produced before the Legislature . . No
charges of any kind were produced before the Democratic
Party Council. It pays in the long run to be fair. "Do
unto others as you would they should do unto you," is a
good motto to follow. The ERA believes in doing no man
an injustice be he Democrat, Socialist, Republican or
': Judge Sloan is entitled to a square deal at the hands
of the people of Arizona and the representatives of the
people of Arizona. He has earned this consideration by
many years of faithful service.
PROSPERITY IN CLIFTON.
Our Republican exchanges are attempting to make it
appear that there was a desire and an attempt made to
repudiate the administration of Governor Geo. W -P.
Hunt at the meeting of the Democratic State Commitee at
Phoenix this week. The wish is father to the thought.
The democrats of Arizona are giving Governor Hunt and
his administration the loyal support which, so far, it rich
ly deserves. If our republican friends are counting on
democratic dissension for victory in Arizona this election
their hopes are doomed to go glimmering.
JUDGE FREDERIC NAVE. .
The announcement of the death of Judge Frederick
Nave is received with general regret throughout the state
of Arizona. It not only removes from our midst a citi
zen of sterling worth, but an able lawyer and a erudite
jurist, one who has been active in the affairs of the, new
state, and especially of the Territory of Arizona, and did
what he could for the general welfare of the great south
Coming to Arizona in 1899, he served as a member of
the Arizona Code Commission for the revision of the
Territorial Statutes from 1899 to 1091 -He located at No-
gales where he was elected to the office of District Attor
ney filling this office in a capable and efficient manner. In
1902 he was appointed United States Attorney for Arizona
and resigned this office to accept the appointment of as
sociate judge of the Supreme Court of Arizona.
It was as Judge that the people of Clifton had the
plasure of becoming acquainted with Judge Nave, his of
ficial duties bringing him to Sloomonville, and found him
genial and pleasant, and a man of the every day life. Al
though a close student, and one generally styled a book
man, he always proved companionable and genial. Many
who knew him well in Greenlee County will feel deeply
his loss and remember him for his fairness of mind and
justness on the bench.
The decisions which were written by Judge Nave are
an ornament to the Arizona Reports nd are singulaily
striking for their classic ad argumentative style. They
always bristle with the individuality of the writer and
carry a conviction of the trained scholar. It is paying a
high tribute to the Arizona Bench to say that many of the
opinions of Justice Nave are of the first ranks from the
point of erudition and attainments, literary dictioa and
consummate style. He left the ear marks of a close stu
dent and aclear thinker and of an analytical mind calcula
ted to grasp the legal points ait issue.
He resigned as associate justice on account of failing
health and retired to the practice of his profession at
Globe. In recognition of his ability and high standirg
as a lawyer, Judge Nave was made president of the Ari
zona Bar Association in 1911 and 1912.
We believe the democratic party council at Phoenix
this week made a mistake when, by a bare majority of two,
the council voted to endorse the present recall provision
of the Constitution and recommend its application to the
Judiciary. A large number of Democrats of Arizona, who
are in favor of the principle of the Recall, are violently
opposed to the provision as worded in our Constitution, for
the reason that the officer against whom the Recall is
directed is compelled at the same time to make another
race against a new candidate, or several candidates. By
the terms of the Recall in our Constitution the officer is
not only called upon to defend himself against charges of
any description but make another campaign at the same
time. Our present form of Recall is opposed because it
is unfair. Again, on this subject, the Arizona State Demo
cratic platform is out of tune with the Demcratic Nation
al platform in this particular. The rtandard bearers oi
the democratic party Wilson and Marshall are both op
posed to the appliction of the Recall to the Judiciarv.
Both Wilson and Marshall are true democratic progres
sives but they believe in the independence of our courts
to the end that all men may be accorded equal rights and
justice at the hands of a tribunal free from any undue in
fluence of any kind. The declarattion of the democratic
party council at Phoenix will not influence the opinion
of Woodrow Wilson or Thos. F. Marshall on this ques
Few realize the vast amount th.i'.
the mining camps of Clifton and Mo
renci have added to the material p- -perty
of Arizona. jAs the oldest cop
per camp in the state this a strict has
moved steadily onward mat itn.e sple l
did strides year after year. Today it
is one of the great copper producers
of America and has enjoyed a prosper
As the pioneer in the gio.i t ind.iv
try of the great southwest, the Clifton
camp smelted copper when the sup
plies were hauled by freighting outfits
from La Junta Colorado a distance of
seven hundred miles. Seated with
in the picturesque cliffs fr?m whence
the town derived its name, the loci:
companies have steadily mined the
ore and produced the copper, for
more than a quarter of a century. The
deep toned echo of the miners blast
has resounded up and down the sur
rounding canyons, for years and yearc-
The old prospector drove his burros
up the San Francisco river long ba
fore the first shot was fired in the
Tombstone mine, or the first pick
was stuck in Mule Gulch. Years be
fore Jerome was thought of or the
white tents were pitched in Globe,
the smoke was seen to curl from the
miners cabin above the hills of Clif
While the new State of Arizona has
many varied industries, the minin?
pursuit out strips them all. The cow
man has followed his herds over the
valleys and mountains for many
years and played an active part in the
upbuilding of the West; the agricul
tural employment has made many ad
vances in the development of the land
of sunshine and has resulted in thous
ands of happy homes over the length
and breadth of the State of Arizona,
but the natural resources are - too in
adequate to supply the consumption
of growing population of this State,
and has also been largely dependent
upon the mining industry .
And looking back oyer the fleeting
years which have marked the history
of Clifton, the old resident looks with
pride for he sees the steady advance
ment of a growing and prosperous
community. He sees, on the banks of
the San Francisco river, the homes
which have been builded and the fire
sides which are contented. Today a
new era is dawning upon business ac
tivities and the merchant and artisan
alike are basking in the sunshine of
prosperity. No town, city or ham
let within the confines of Arizona, is
enjoying more certain and continued
advancement. New smelters are
building and new business enterpris
es are being launched,' new mining
districts are developing and Clifton
Is daily . becoming . a greater supply
and' .distributing center.
The year 1912 is hurrying to a close
under most encouraging conditions
for Clifton and surrounding districts
and augers for a greater prosperit;
for the new year. With the price of
copper at about eighteen cents, noth
ing but good times can prevail .
The local rains in Clifton and vicin
ity are received with general rejo'c
ing. The reason has been one of un
usual rains and range and agricultur
al sections" have been wonderfully
The stockmen all wear a genial
smile now-a-days, and report that
never in the history of this country
have the cattle' looked in such excell
ent condition on account of the series
of , rains which have, .come intermit-
tingly during the year. The farmer
and the truck rancher all report a
bountiful yield and the returns of frui;
of their honest toil has been generally
far . in excess of the average year.
Clifton being - the general supply
point of the surrounding farming and
grazing sections must needs be large
ly benefitted by the prosperous con
ditions and should enjoy a more gen
eral prosperity in a business way than
in years past. The unusually pros
perous affairs of the rancher and cow
man will increase interest in these
pursuits and naturally tend to in
crease investment in these industries.
GEORGE A. OLNEY IS
While there will be disappointment
among those democrats in Cochise
county who endorsed Senator Roberts
for Chairman of the democratic state
committee, those who have known
Hon. George A. Olney. and his stead
fastness in support of democratic
principles and th democratic party
and who know of his sterling worth
as a citizen will not for a moment
doubt that a man in every way worthy
and capable has been placed at the
head of the party organization and one
who may be relied upon to apply him
self to the work at cementing every
element of strength in the party in a
compact and effective force.
Mr. Olney has for twenty-five yeai-3
been at the very head of the democrat
ic organization in Graham county
where , democratic majorities have
been as regular as recurring elections.
Every democrat in the state can fol
low. this leader with assurance that he
will countenance no attempt to con
trol the party by any faction, but
will -insist that the voice of all have
equal chance in the party government.
Now that' the party organization
has been completed we shall expect to
see a vigorous campaign waged in
the state during the next thirty days,
with all the old boys invited into the
field of battle, including Senator Ash
urst, Congressman Hayden, George
Purdy Bullard, Hon. Reese M. Ling,
Hon. Lamar Cobb, Hon. John R.
Hampton, Hon. W. T. Webb, P. C.
Little, George A. : Neale, Gilmore,
Murray and others in this- county and
if a sweeping victory does not coma
in November we shall be very much
Democrats Organize County Commit
tee and Elect Members-State Committee.
At a called meeting of the Greenlee
County Democratic Central " Commit
tee held at Democratic Headquarters
last week, the county committee ef
fected an organization by the elec
tion of Duncan McNeil as chairman
and J. J. Kelly as secretary and
An executive committee was als-j
appointed - from the several precincts
Clifton C. O. Billingsley, W. A.
Tyler and J. J. Kelly.
Morenci Walter Russell, C. B.
Nonamaker and L. J Owen., ,
Duncan J. V. Parks.
Metcalf Sam Langford.
Franklin T. J. Nations.
Sheldon Geo. Gamble.
York R. R. Webster.
Eagle A. T. Wilson.
Blue -J. H. T. Cosper.
The county . committee elected th
following members from this county
as members of the State Central Com
W. B. Kelly, I. N. Callicotte, L.
J. Owen, Duncan McNeil and' L. F.
The democrats will close their cam
paign in Clifton on the night of Nov.
4th, at which time Hon. Geo. Purdy
Bullard and Hon. Paul Geary will be
the principal speakers.
All Trail of Arvlzo, Who Killed Depu
ty Sheriffs Mungula and Campbell
Miss McKnight, graduated frori
Kansas University. Two years Poet
Graduate Course at Chicago Columbia
College of Expression will take a lim
ited number of pupils in Elocution.
Apply Room No. 7 over Shannon
The election of Hon. Geo. A. Olney to be Chairman
of the Democratic Central Committee was the selection
of a Democrat whose pure and undefiled democracy has
never been questioned in this state; whose democracy has
at all times been guided by the will of the majority and
who has been a worker in the ranks of the democratic
party for more' than thirty years. All democrats can join
together in a solid phalanx under the leadership of Hon.
Geo. Olney. His selection is especially pleasing to the
democrats of this section of the state.
The .following documents were filel
for record in the office of the County
Recorder during the past week:
Satisfaction of Mortgage Mrs. S.
L. Kemp to Ola Sexton.
Amendment to Articles of Incorpor
ation The Morenci Water Co.
Bill of Sale Pafenio Castello et ai
to Shannon Copper Co (Store Dept.)
Chattel Mortgage Refugio Alvara
do to Shannon Copper Co. Store Dept.
Chattel Mortgage Savino Lopez to
W. L. Keppler.
Power of Attorney A. C. Co., to
C. W. Beck.
Conditional Sale S. Twitchell to
S. & S. Bottling Works.
Satisfaction of Mortgage First
Deputy 'Sheriff Charley Keppler, ac
companied by Holland Bass and oth
ers, .returned to Clifton on Thursday
evening, after an absence of a week
in the northern part of Greenlee coun
ty and the Mogollon mountains in
New Mexico, in an effort to capture
Arvizo, the Mexican outlaw who kill
ed Deputy Sheriff Munguia and Depu
Sheriff Campbell on Eagle Creek in
this county two weeks ago.
It is reported on apparently' good
authority that Arvizo was seen riding
Mnngua's horse in the Mogollon moun
tains a week ago.
The posse left Clifton Thursday
night a week ago in answer to the re
port that a man answering the de
scription of Arvizo had been seen,
heavily armed, going northeast from
Clifton, on Wednesday morning fol
lowing the killing.
It is now believed that Arvizo cross
ed the upper Gila above the Red Barn
and made his way into the mountains,
but after several days spent in that
part of the country no further trace
of him could be secured.
W. C. MCF-ABLAND
Jobs R. Eiiptoi
C FAELAND.-& HAMPTON
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Webster-Hampton Block. Clifton. Akizonj
JjJ E. WALL
Office 161 A, Chase Creek. E Opposite
Chase Creek Bridge. ,
Clifton, - - Arizona
g V. HORTON
ATTORNEY AT LAW, ,'
J. KGA ,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Office; Northeast of the Lawn Tennis Conr
in the shadow of a great rock.
CLIFTON, . AKIZONA
JAME8 8. FIELDER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW '
Will praci Ice in Western Texas, New Mexico
and Arisona .
DEMING, NEW MEXICO.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Office Chase Creek Opposite Dunn's
. Drag Store.
CUFTON. . - - , ARIZONA
DWABD GOMEZ '
INTERPRETER AND TRANSLATOR
CopperCIty Lodge No. IS
Meets Every Monday Night.
Visiting Brothers Cordially Invited. .
J. W. HORTON, N. G. - ,
: WALTER TAPPIN, Secretary.
Century Chapter O. E. S.
McLs the second and tourt
Thursday evenings of each
month, except July , and A j
fust. Visiting members cor
tally in vited .
SOPHIE E. SHIRLEY, .
JAB. 8. CROMB. Sec'T. r "
Evening Star Rebekah
Lodge No. 15.
evenings of each month. Visl
ms ueuiDers coraiaiiy invited
Christiana Paterson, N. O.
Margaret Campbell, Secy.
LOYAL. ORDER OF MOOSE
Clifton -Lodge No. t53.
Meets ' 1st . and 3rd
Fridays in the
month. Visiting Mem
C. E. TYLER, Secretary.
MESQUITE CAMP No. 19
Meets each first and third Thursday
night, Masonic Hall. Visiting mem
bers extended a cordial welcome.
C. HOOKER, Con. Com.
wm. rsixuLiausM, uierK. .;'
B. P. O. Elks u
Clifton Lodge No. 11T4.
First and Third Wednesday at
Visiting Brothers Welcome. .
C- G. COLE. Secretary.
F. B. LAINE, Exalted Ruler.
National Bank to E. Montgomery.
Chattel Mortgage E . Montgomery
ot T. J. Hunt.
U. S. Mineral Patent U. S. to A.
C. Company, Ltd.
Realty Mortgage Florence O. Fish
er to First National Tank.
Chattel Mortgage W. A. Stark to
J. A. Keister.
Bill of Sale J. A. Keister to M.
Chattel Mortgage Jas. Bennett to
State National Bank of Morenci.
- PYTHIAN 8I8TER8
Meets the first and third
Thursday evenings, and the
second and fourth Thursday
aftef noons. Visiting sisters
MRS. EDNA M. WRIGHT M. E. C.
Mrs. EMMA NEPHEW. K. of R. & C
Fraternal Order of Eagles
Glilton flerlit No. 1690
Meets every 2nd and 5th Wernesday of each
month at Masonic Hall. Visiting brothers
will receive a hearty welcome.
M. W. JUELG.Pres.
A. A. COLEMAN, Secretary.
Clifton Lodge Mo. 17,
Knights of Pythias
Meets every Friday night Id
Visiting Brothers will re
eive a fraternal welcome.
H. W. EDWARDS, C .C.
K. of R & ik