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(State Librarian Capitol Bid
Pablished in the ' Mo
renci - Clifton District.
PopaUtion - 15,000
The Oldeat Copper
during District in the
State of Arisen.
AND riORENCI LEADER
CLIFTON, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1922
REDUCED FARES ON
That the El Paso & Southwestern
R. R. Co., will soon put' into effect a
reduction in passenger fare on the
Clifton-Hachita branch of that system,
to conform with the present pas
senger rate per mile on their main
line, was made known this week. The
new rate, which will become effec
tive as soon as the tariff can be filed
with the Arizona Corporation Com
mission, reduces the present rate per
mile from 6 cents to 4.8 cents per
mile. This is a voluntary reduction
on the Clifton-Hachita branch and as
soon as the tariff is effective the fare
from Clifton to Lordsburg will be
f3.36 instead of the present fare of
$4.20 and to Hachita the new fare
will tw 85.19 as aeainst $6.54. Close
connection, is made at Hachita for all
eastern and western points.
The new schedule on the Clifton-
Hachita branch went into effect Sun
In order that no one be disap
pointed, and that every one be in-fr.-mrl
ree-ardine the dispatch of
mail from the Clifton Post Office, the
following is given .for guidance of
On Sunday, Monday Tuesday,
Friday and Saturday, the mail will be
closed promptly at 9:30 A. M. Wed--nesday'at
8:10 A. M:
You may mail-letters in the let tor
drop up to this time with the assur
ance that they will be dispatched.
Letters are cancelled, then distri
buted in a distributing case'and when
'dispatched are tied out, to cities,
States, and R. P. O. "lines. The opera
tion of properly dispatcinng or tylng-
put the mail requires about '30 minutes
antf the local Post Office is required
by the Postal Laws and regulations
tn have the mail readv 30 minutes
before the departure of the train.
When a patron comes in at the last
minute and -wishes a letter sent, the
city or state to which it would have
been dispatched is no doubt already
tide out, and 'consequently this let
ter is thrown in the pouch loose, and
being loose in the pouch, is subjected
-to worse treatment as the other
packages tend." to crush , or tear, and
' in some instances might so crumple
as to cause a Postmaster or R. P. O.
Clerk to mistake for wa,ste .paper.
Then again, if a letter be loose in the
pouch it might not always fall out,
when the pouch is dumped, 'and would
be discovered by some, other clerk
peimaps long alter ioe si.ai.ioji im
i 1- : . . V. i ... .. ; .i fin il -.! It . wT Kaon t U -
1 111 I. 11 lfc Mftll.UVV.1. 1'
thus delaying your letter.
Mail early . before departure
of train should be the slogan.
GREENLEE COUNTY FIELD DAYS:
Professor S. P. Clark, Extension
Acronomist from the University of!
Arizona, has just notified the Coun-i
ty Agricultural Agent that he will be
in Greenlee County on February 23rd,
24th, and 25th, for the purpose of
making an agricultural survey of the
county. While Prof. Clark is here
three field day programs are sched-
uled as f ollow8 : J
Thursday, February 23, 9:30 A. M.j
A meeting on the farm of B. A.
Wilson for a discussion of Field!
Crops, (Plowing, Planting and rrri-j
2:30 P., M. Truck- Growers Meet
ing at County Agent's Office. All
who are interested in Truck Grow
ing are urged to attend.
Friday, February 24, 10:00 A. M.-
AH farmers will meet at Sam R. Til
ley's for a discussion of field and
2:30 P. M. A meeting at Geo. A.
Lunt's Dairy for a discussion on
SILOS and SILAGE. '
7:30 R. M. Illustrated lecture at
-'Franklin Amusement Hall on "The
Silo and Hopi Indian Agriculture".
Saturday, February 25, Virden
Field Day, with an illustrated lecture
at night. Program will be arranged
by the President of the Virden Farm
The illustrated lecture is free, the
Truck Growers' meeting will be of
vital interest, and no one can afford
to miss the field program. Be sure
and come, and bring your neighbor
with vou. For further information
see Walter F. Gilpin. County Agri -
Phoenix Total value of exports
from state for January J6y4.913.
Grist Gathered at
the Court House
The pettiion of Sacramenta M. de
Luna praying for a decree of divorce
from her husband, Andres Luna, was
this week filed in the Superior Court
by her. attorney C. Hooker. Tne
plaintiff alleges in her complaint that
she and defendant intermarried at
Clifton, on or about the 16th day of
October, 1916. That for more than
one year immedaitely last past the
defendant has wilfully and without
cause deserted and abandoned her and
has failed to provide the common
necessaries of life for the support of
herself and her minor daughter,
Esther,, the custody of ! which the
plaintiff prays for.
J. C. Barlett and J. A. Hagan have
filed an action against Dell M. Pot
ter, and, Morenci Inspiration eCopptr
Mining Company, a corporation, this
week to quiet the title to thirty-three
mining claims located in the Copper
Mountain Mining District near Mo
renci, the defendant Potter claiming
an interest in and to said mining
claims adverse to the plaintiffs.
Last Monday being law and mo
tion day in the Superior Court, the
demurrers in the following cases
were argued to the court and ; over
ruled: Henry Carr, vs. Oscar Rain
,ville, et. ujx., .Tomas Gutierrez vs.
The Arizona Copper Company, Ltd.,
Rafael Esparza, vs. The Arizona Cop
per Company Ltd. A jury trial was
demanded by attorney Ling in the
case F. E. Williams, vs. George Wel-
The demurrer in the case of The
State ,of Arizona, vs. Clifton . Dairy,
a suit for delinquent taxes, was sus
tained .by the court and the ojlaintiu
granted leave of ten days to amend,
the complaint. This case was later
dismissed; for the . reason that the
taxes due herein were paid, together
with costs incurred.
.The case of the State of Arizona,
vs. G. W. Collins, an action for viol
ating the state prohibition law, was
dismissed on motion of the County At
torney for the reason that the defen
dant is now deceased.
A demand for a jury trial in the case
of John S. Thompson, vs. R. R. Mil
ler was made by the attorneys for
the 'defendant herein and granted by
C. A. Spezia, G. L. Cashion and
W. C. Adams have this week filed
their bonds with the Clerk of the
Superior Court and. iualified as
Notaries Public. '
; The Clerk of the Superior Court tion ia sending out notices this week
has been advised by the. Naturaliza-j to the taxpayers of the county -call-tion
Examiner of Los Angeles, thatj inB a meeting, of the Greenlee Coun-
the regular day for hearing- petitions !
for naturalization. has been continued!
from March 6th to March 13th, 1922.
Edward Lunt, to Lettie Stoweil
Claude B. Machreth, to Gila Valley
Bank and Trust Co.
V. P. Hastings. Jr. to Gilu Valley
Bank and Trust Co.
; Gregorio Gutierrez,
to The State
Bank of Morenci.
Bon Wah. Company, eL al
Bank of MorencL
Satisfaction' of Mortgages
Arizona, Copper Company to J. J.
Emma C. Little, to R. 1 Herreil
The Bank, of Duncan to W.
. George Webster Administrator
H. M. Merrill, et. ux.
Mrs. S. F. Herreil, to Amy Merrill,
State Bank of Morenci to Gregorio
First National Bank of Douglas to
Emelio Girard, et. ux.
Decree of Distribution
Estate of George H. i-ormeyer, L
Julie H. Pitt.
Notice of Land Claim -
By Allen V. Marsh.
J. C. Bartlett and J. A. Hagan, vs.
Dell M. Potter and Morenci Inspira
toin Copper Company, a corporation.
G. E. Head, et. ux. to E. V. Romnej .
Virgil E. Burtclier, et. ux. to Metho
dist Episcopal Church South.
j Maggie R.
i thur Smith.
Smith to William Ar-
Affidavits of Identity
R. R. Webster, and Reece R. Webster.
PRESENT FORCE IS
TO DE CONTINUED
.Owing to the continued unsettled
and unsatisfactory condition of tin;
world copper market, as well as the
surplus remaining ou hand at the
present, estimated at seven month's
supply, and the beginning this month
of production in some of the lower
cost camps, there is no immediate
prospect of an increased force being
employed in the Clifton-Morenci dis
trict, and the date of a resumption
of production remains indefinite.
Commenting on the situation this
week Capt. .J. P. Hodgson, manager
of the Phelps Dodge Morenci Branch
"The work being carried on at
present in this district by the Phelps
Dodge Corporation will be continued
with practically the same force as at
present employed. The work being
done at the Coronado will go ahead
to completion which will take ap
proximately six months. In the mean
time the concentrator will operate
at its present capacity during this
' What the program would be in the
district this fall Capt. Hodgson was
unable to state at this time.
"The copper situation remains far
from satisfactory," said the Moreii
ci Branch Manager. "Some of the
lower cost districts have resumed on
a small scale and until the situation
clears we will have to await our
turn." ... v j
While the unfavorable turn at
present in the copper market Will
have a tendency to delay resumption
of production in this district and .be
cause for a further exodus of some
old employees who have been delay-,
ing their departure for other parts in
the hope that the resumption of ac
tivity would be at an early date, the
fact still remains, that the big plans
for this district are only being held
in abeyance until the way can be
seen a bit more clearly, and with
their ultimate consumation we- shall
see the largest copper producing dis
trict in the United States.
TAXPAYERS TO MEET
IN CLIFTI FEB. 27
Harlow Brubaker," secretary of the
Greenlee County- Taxpayers' Associa-
lv taxpayers Association to oe new
at the Y- M- c- A- rooms, Clifton, on
MOEU r euruary zan at i:m f. i.
This is the annual meeting of the
Association for the election of ofP-
j cers to serve for the ensuing year
j and a full attendance of all members,
j as well as all interested taxpayers,
The letter of invitation addressed
to members and taxpayers reads as
Are you a tax-payer?
It so, are you interested in a re
duction of your taxes?
The question of taxes is of vital
importance to the small taxpayer and
is becoming more so each year.
Are you willing to devote an even
ing to discussion of Greenlee Coun
ty's tax problems?
Whether a member or not, be pres
ent at the annual meeting of the
Greenlee County Taxpayer's Associa
tion and be prepared to state your
views. ' At the 'Y. M. C. A. rooms.
Clifton, on Monday Feb. 27th at 7:30
If you are in accord with the object
of this association but find it impos
sible to attend, may we not have an
expression of your views by mail?
THE GREENLEE COUNT V
E. B. Travis, former secretary of
the Y. M. C. A. in Clifton, also form
er secretary of the Clifton Commer
cial Club, but now engaged in "Y"
work at Douglas, was shaking hands
with numerous friends the first pat
of the week, being here for a short
Mrs. Amy Merrill.
R. L. Herreil. and Robert L. Her
reil. Assignment of Mortgage
SYaide Harris, to E. C. De Moss.
WITH 1RDER. ON
TRIAL AT GLOBE
Globe, Aria. Feb. 1 Miss Alma
Smith was placed on trial in the su
perior court here today on a charge
of having murdered H. L. Christen
sen, an automobile dealer. A jury was
completed and introduction of testi
mony started this afternoon .
The woman, formerly a nurse in
San Antonio, Texas, is said to have
shot Christensen three times and then
turned a pistol on herself in an at
tempt to suicide in a room of a local
hotel last December 16. after (she al
leged) he had repudiated a marriage
ceremony between them last fall in
El PasoN, Texas. Stie recovered from
a bullet wound in her chest. Chris
tensen told her, sne said, that he
was not her husband because he had
married and was not divorced from a
Frances Rooney. It developed later,
however, that he had been divorced
by the first wife, who now is living in
El Paso with her two children.
Mrs. Lucy Bellinger, proprietor of
the hotel in which the slaying took
place, was the first witness and testis
fled to. hearing shots and finding
Christensen dying and Miss Smith
wounded. The latter, said the wit
ness, was embracing Christensen and
crying that she had killed him and
herself because she could not live
DIES AT DOUGLAS
Hon. John H. Slaughter died at his
home in the Fisher apartments on
Twelfth street. Douglas, Ariz., Thurs
day morning at 5 o'clock following
an acute attack of high , blood pres
sure which came upon him at 10
10 o'clock last night. Mr. Slaughter
had . been in feeble health for more
than a year and. has been in an un
certain state since the murder of his
foreman, Jess Fisher, nearly a year
During the past six . months, Mr.
Slaughter, accompanied by Mrs.
Slaughter, made two trips to Indian
Hot Springs, in Graham . .county,
where he made noticeable gains. He
had planned to, return to the springs
during the past month, but gave hp
the trip on account of lack of modern
! facilities there for his proper care.
He was 80 years old.
Besides the widow,, he leaves one
child by his first wife, Mrs. Dr. M.
A. Greene of Douglas. A son, W. J.
Slaughter died in this city in 1911.
after a long period of ill health.
As a type of the true westerner,
John Slaughter was perhaps the most
outstanding of any of the pioneers of
Arizona, one who had battled both
with outlaws and Indians in the re
demption of Arizona from the dangers
of the hostile Apache and for pro
tection of the early settlors frora out
lawry and denrodation.
The old pioneer was an escort
with the Iat? General haw ton in
Mexico when Geronimo. the Apaehv
Chief, was rounded up and compelled
to surrender, and was sheriff of
Cochise county for three successive
terms in the early days.
The deceased was a cousin of
Arthur Slaughter of Clifton.
WOMEN! I ! ARE YOU ELIGIBLE?!!
The local Post of the American Le
gion is organizing a Unit of the Auxi
lary in Clifton and we want every
woman who is eligible to member
ship to become an active member
Organization meeting will be held on
Thursday afternoon February 23rd at
two o'clock at the Legion's Club
Rooms in the Brutinel Building.
Membership in the Auxiliary is
limited to mothers, wives, daughters
and sistei-3.. by birth or law, of the
members of American Legion and to
mothers, wives, daughters and sis
ters of all men and women who were
in military or naval service of lie
United States between Ajuil 6, 191 1
and November 11, and ri'td in the
line of duty, or after honorable dis
charge and prior to Nov. 11, 1920
The Harold E. Wilson Post No. 2
of the American Legion invites all
who are eligible to attend this meet
ing Thursday and join the Ladies
Auxilary of The Harold E. Wilson
Post No. 21.
Governor Sets Forth Purpose of
Extra Session of
Practically all members of the Le
gislature were in Phoenix on Wed
nesday afternoon in readiness for the
special session which has been call
ed by the Povernor to relieve the
emergency whicn exists in state af
Wednesday afternoon was devoted
to the reading of the Governor's mes
sage and Thursday was devotev
principally to the re-arrangement of
the several committees and the ap
pointment of required attaches.
The governor's recommendations
included raising money to meet cur
rent expenses of the state depart
ment and institutions, a new bank
ing system, a new financial code,
I more binding inheritance tax, legis
lation for the protection of statu
highways and consideration of irri
gation and drainage problems and
The governor said the primary
purposes of this session are to pro
vide funds for the University of
! Arizona nnd tn rpvis smnrrmriaHnns
'.to conform to the present economic
"Something must be done to ob
tain funds for the university or it
will be obliged to close its doors,"
Declaring Arizona's . finances, con
sidered from, a broad viewpoint, are
sound to the . core. "This is no time
for gloomy forebodings. If we deal
with the situation in the sane man
ner of confidence reposed in us, we
will have done much to restore the
morale of the people and to stabilize
economic conditions," he added. . -Conference
Tuesday there was a conference of
the state senators in Phoenix when
it was agreed that practically all the
old attaches, who report for duty will
be retained for the special session. A
number who served the senate last
spring are known to be away from
the state and their places will be
' Tom Sparks, new . United States
Biashal of Arizona, is expected to
assume his duties, relieving Joe Dil
lon within the next few days. He Is
receiving the congratulations of many
friends, included among: the legisla
tive members. As soon as he takes
the position he will name his deputies
throughout the state and it is under
stood that these have been decided on.
Ex-Governor Geo. W. P. Hunt who
stopped in Washington on his waj
home from Siam, where he serveu
his country as minister, is expected
to reach Phoenix during the present
week and the Phoenix chamber of
commerce has arranged to, tender him
a banquet just as soon as he makes
it known when it will be convenient
for him to attend. 1
Of course it is expected that there
i will be much political sparring during
j the early days of the special session,
j not necessarily in connection with
j legislative action but because of tn?-
arriving time when it may be expect
ed that those who are planning to
run for office this year will be setting
their stakes and trimming their sails
for the primaries which will be held
in September next.
- Superior Judge R. C. Stanford, of
Phoenix, is regarded as a candidate
for the democratic nomination for gov
ernor and Judge Ward, also of Phoe
nix is frequently mentioned. Col.
Greenway, of Cochise, is also included
in all speculation as to who will be
the next democratic candidate for
Heard Is Boomed
Col. Dwight B. Heard seems to be
the most talked of among republicans
as-their candidate for governor. Tom
Maddock is not lost sight of as it is
recognized that his road machine cov
ers the entire state and that he could
shut out any republican opponent in
The talk about Hon. Paul Geary
running for congress, is purely repub
lican propaganda, as it is known that
Carl Hayden will be the only demo
cratic candidate for congress. There
is considerable talk of Geary as the
democratic candidate for attorney
gneral. He has a large asquaintance
in the state, is capable and univers
Attaches of the senate were named
for the special session of the legis
lature, which opened Wednesday
There were but a few changes in the
personnel of the force. The statutory
employes were chosen by the com
mittee on printing and clerks. In
cluding F. O. Goodell of Pima coun
ty, F. A. Woodward ot Gila county,
Roy Davidson, who served as secre
tary to the senate during the regular
session, will act in the same capacity
at the special session. His assistant
will be John Ryan of Phoenix. Others
Rev. Bertarnd R. Cooke. Phoenix,
R. C. Brown, Tucson, sergeant at
Mrs. R. C. Haskett, Flagstaff, jour
Grace I Gibson, Ajo, enrolling and
' Kathleen Barron, Phoenix, bill
Mrs. W. J. F. Jones, Prescott. page.
Frank Smith, Phoenix, doorkeeper.
Perry Payne, Phoenix, janitor.
It is expected stenographers and
mailing clerks will be appointed latr
in the week. The committee, It is
understood, will favor those really Jn
need of employment
Text of Governor's Message
Governor Thos. E. Campbell, ap
peared before the joint sesison or both
houses on Wednesday at 1 p. m. and
was accorded a cordial greeting.
The reading of the message to, the
members required approximately one
hour and in type makes ten columns
of reading matter. A gist of the mes
sage is as follows:
The governor devotes considerable
space in an effort to show that pres
ent distressful conditions in the state
are not attributable to any failure of
his administration of state affair.
Perhaps the governor should not be
charged with all tne mlstoruu
which has come on the people ot the
state during the time he has been oc
cupying the executive chair, but 1m
our opinion he and the appointees for
whom he should stand sponsor, should
assume the blame for the jumbo ar
propriation 'made by the regular set
sion, exceeding any previous one in
the state by more than one and half
million dollars. However, we con
gratulate the governor on the fact
that he now appreciates the necessi
ty for retrenchment and economy,
though he has been slow In reaching
that state of mind.
The governor points out that the
reason for the lack or funds to pro
vide for the operation or tne state
university is the fact that under th
law providing for a mill tax for its
support it could not share in the re
lief provided for by the tax-anticipation
bonds authorized by the regular
session. He says the university now
has a cash balance In the treasury
amounting to $20,000 to meet a month
ly expense account or $6,.000 ror the
next three months with no more con
ing in on account of taxes during that
period. He tells the legislature that
immediate releif must be provided
for this condition if the university
Is to continue to function. In con
nection with this and other necessi
ties the governor urges that legisla
tion be provided which will allow the
use, under proper saefguard ot money
now in other funds which are Inac
tive. The governor defends his adminis
tration by saying the great bulk or
the money spent has been at the be
hest ot the people or the state to
meet the demands ot the progress of
the state, the building of roads and
the enlargment of the - educational
work in the state. He compares Ari
zona of 1915 with the Arizona ot 193!
and tells of the increased revenues
required to meet the growth or onr
He points out that the great bulk
of taxes which have been levied in
Arizona has been for buildiug rojda
and for education and then declares
our roads and schools are assets of
which we should be proud
The governor in speaking of his
proposed new method of concentra
tion of government in Arizona, mere
ly recites the fact of the defeat of
his proposed measure by the rffu
lar session last spring. He dos nt
strenuously urge its re-consideration
It is pointed out to the legislature
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