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Greenlee County THIRD YEAR Comments On Arizona s Senatorship Among the leged luminaries who are in Nogales this week in attendance upon the district court was Colonel H. L. Pickett of Tombstone, who is likely to be one of the democratic senators from Arizona, some time m 1913. Than Colnel Pickett there is no democrat in Arizona more fitt ed to wear the toga with grace and dignits; and if Arizona has to have a democratic senator The Oasis trusts he will be one of them. Colonel Pickett expects to be called to the senate by an advisory vote of the people of Arizona. He was about the first public man in Arizona to advo cate election of United States senators by direct vote of the people, and in that advocacy he is one of the most sincere Oasis Reporting the proceeding of the Wyatt case in Nogales, Vi dette comments as follows: “Colonel Pickett, the senior member of the law firm of Pick ett, who so ably represented Mr. Wyatt, is an avowed candidate for the United States senate from Arizona when we became a state. The colonel believes that senators should be elected by the direct vote of the people. He is a natur al born politician, and when the proper time comes will be found on the fire-line working for Colonel Pickett, the original advocate of electing United States senators by the vote of the people.” Grand Jury lnvesti* gates The recent grand jury of Green lee county investigated sixteen cases and brought in eleven in dictments; it recommended that the Board of Supervisors provide vaults and better protection for the County’s public records, in which connection Judge Lewis commended the gentlemen com posing the grand jury very high ly; it also made some recommend ations concerning the jails for safe keeping of prisoners and sanitary conditions. The grand jury finished its work in three days instead of two as was reported to the Ari zonian last week. Pioneer James Gale and son, Jasper, who served as grand jur ors came back Thursday morn ing frotn Clifton and called at this office. Mr. Gale thinks that older men, men with more ex perience, should be put forward to do the county’s service in such times of need and investigation; though he was over the age limit Judge Lewis asked him to serve after locking over the youthful appeal arce of the men drawn. Col. Pickett Entitled to Toga It goes without saying that Col. 11. L. Pickett, having been first to demand that the selection of the candidates for United States senator should he by a vote of the people, will he the first to submit his claims fur con sideration. We imagine that flol. Pickett will make a campa ign that will jar many of the parks to be found in our rock ribbed mountains. We advise other senatorial aspirants to keep their eyes on Col. Pickett.- Douglas Into national. The New House of Represen tatives contains 228 Democrats and 160 Republicans and on So cialist. There are two vacancies. In thh senate there are 50 Repu blicans, 41 Democrats and a va cancy from the State of Colora do, DUNCAN ARIZONIAN. Devoted to the Interests of Greenlee County, State of Arizona and Southwestern New Mexico. Presbytery Os Southern Arizona On-Thursday evening of Last week, the advance guard of the j Presbytery of Southern Arizona! arrived in Duncan, consisting of the members of the Home Miss ion Committe-and... one or two others. Thursday afternoon and even ing and Friday forenoon were de voted, to the consideration of the committee work, Friday after noon the north bound trainbrougt in a large installment of the com missioners to Presbytery, and a drive through the valley was enjoyed by the visitors, this feature of their entertainment being provided by the Duncan j Commercial Club. At six o’clock Friday evening the Presbytery and a number of the members of the local church sat down to a delightful supper prepared by the Ladies Aid So ciety.at the church building, and after all bad partaken heartily of the good things provided, the Presbytery meeting proper was opened with a very helplul sermon by the retiring moderator. Rev. H. P. Cory of Globe. Atj the close of the sermon, the sacrament of the Lords supper was administered. Officers for the ensuing year were then elected as follows: Moderator, Rev. Geo. Logie of Douglas; Temporary Clerks: Rev. Dirk Lav, Sacaton, Rev. J. W. Henderson, Webb. Saturday was spent in the hear ing of reports and the transact ion of other business, showing a satisfactory condition of affairs in the Presbytery. Saturday evening Mr. J. R. Wait was ex amined as a candidate for a license to preach, and the exami nation being approved, the cere mony of license was set for the following morning in connection with the preaching service. Sunday morning Rev. C. H. Cock, D. D.. for more than forty years a missionery among the Pima Indians, spoke tc the Sun day School. The morning serm on was a most impressing one was delivered by the Reverend John E. Fry of Bibee. from Isa. 32:2. At the close of the sermon, the ceremony of licensing Mr. Waite to the gospel ministry was conducted by the Moderator. At the Sunday evening meet ing which was presided over by the Rev. Allen Krichbaum of Morenci, Re\. George Logie of Douglas spoke earnestly and for cefully I’m cause of Church Fe deration, and Rev. F. C. Reid of Phoenix gave an address on Church Finance. By the direct ion of Presbytery, the Chairman read the resolutions adopted by the presbytery, which returned very cordial thanks to the Pastor and officers of the Duncan Church, to the Ladies Aid Society, the Commercial Club and the people of the community, for the hearty welcome and gener ous hospitality shown to the visi tors during their stay. In connection with the meeting of the presbytery, the Womans Missionary Society also met Mr. H. E. Beckley and Mr. Byron L. Muffatt, both of Tucson, the President and corresponding Secretary of the Society, bring in attendace. On Sunday afternoon, Mrs. Beckley addressed a meeting held in the interests of missio nary and temperance work, mak ing a torching appeal for greater labor along these lines. About twenty visitors in all were present, those not already mentioned in the account being: Rev. J. H. Bark well, Miami; Rev. C. H. Love, Clifton; Rev. DUNCAN, GREENLEE COUNTY, ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 1911 and Mrs. R. Q. Martinez; Rev. C.j F. Wilson; and Messrs J. L. Own, j Morenci; J. S. Cromb, Clifton; W. D. Hinebaugh, Phoenix; and M. M. Madero, Morenci. Good congregations attended all the public services held, and the pastor and members of the : Duncan Church feel the work of their church will be greatly help- j ed by this meeting. The. Sunday evening meeting was a union , service, Rev. Young of the M.E. | Church taking part in the service, j On Monday evening, Rev. F. j C. Reid of Phoenix, General j Missionary for Arizona, gave an j address on the subject; “Whatj the Church can do for the com munity” to a goodly congregat ion. Forty Dollar Hats On Forty Cent Heads The Rev. Dr. Whitcomb Bro ugher in his sermon to a congre gation that filled every nook and corner of Temple Auditorium Sunday night, defended the harem skirt UvS not being so bad ! “as some of the other things women have been wearing.” He said he believed in allowing the women to wear anything that gives them the greatest freedom and health, and if the harem skit t does this he does not find it ob jectionable. He started his ob jection, however, to the wearing of “a forty dollar hat on a forty cent head,” and other extrava gances of that nature. Dr. Brougher’s sermon was en titled “If I Were a Girl.” In the main, It was a statement of the purposes and aims of the Young women’s Association, and a plea to the young women in church to become members of that organi zation. His reference to the harem skirt came in the midst of a dicussion of the question of health and the relation of dress to it. Here is what he said: “I had a young girl ask me today, ‘Doctor, ought I to wear a harem skirt?’ I replied that I was like the bloomer girl who was riding a bicycle along a road in Massachusetts when bloomers first became the fashion, and, passing a native along the way, asked: ‘ls the way to Wareham?’ “The man replied- ‘You’ve got me, Miss, I never saw a women have ’em on before.’ “So I told the girl that I didn’t know whether she ought to wear a harem skirt or not. “ But I believe in allowing the women to wear anything that al lows them the greatest freedom gnd health. I’d rather have you weare a harem skirt ten times over than some of the things you have been wearing. “I saw a girl the other day dis plaing a wornderful millinery creation, and she said that one plume alone cost twenty-five dol lars and she was getting only twenty-five dollars a month. She had a forty-dollar hat on a forty cent head. “If I were a girl I would try to dress neatly and attractively without regard to any of the whims, as so to be strong and well.” Miss Maud Gosper, the efficient saleslady at E. W. Taylor’s, re turned last Friday from her vaca tion and extended visit to rela tives in Texas. Miss Maud was accompanied by her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Gos per; she says she had a pleasant time, but was glad to get back to Duncan; Mr. Cosper remaind over j another day in El Paso to see the Mexican battle which was shedul-1 ed to take place Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. FIGHT OF PEOPLE FOR CLEANER CONDITION WINS SALOONS ARE REDUCED BY TWENTY MORE THAN HALF OF INIQUITY DENT SWEPT AWAY Winning the Fight Twenty-three precincts out of j a total of 42 princincts outside of the city of Phoenix give a dry majority of 715, The complete returns will show a dry majority outside of the city of not far from 1000. As a result of the people’s vic tory at the polis yesterday twen ty saloons have been put out of j business, more than half of the 1 total number in the county. But best of all was the way in which the real producer, the man : who tills the soil, came to the ; front and declared that this county must be free from the in cubus of the saloon. There was nothing half way about the victory. Look at Os born district, which joins the city on the north - Dry, 134; wet, 29. Look at Creigton, a typical country district whose residents are the men with the hoes, the men who are helping to make the valley great-- Dry, 66 wet, 8. Think of Wickenburg, a min ing town, presumably safely in the possession of the “antis.” Did you see the vote from Wick enburg? Dry, 53; wet, 38. | Tempo, where a hard fight was made. Tempo, with its Normal school and its many advantages. Tempo is dry by a substantial majority. I Mesa, the second lagest city in ' the countv, with its growing in- I terests, its lovely homes and its I fino schools, is dry, and the four | saloons will soon be closed. The county at large EVERY SINGLE DISTRICT is dry by majorities ranging from two too thirty to one. There is not one single wet i spot in the e runty of Maricopa j except the city of Phoenix, and | in Phoenix the election served to reduce the majority of three years ago. The people of Maricopa county are jubilant today and they have a right to be for they have achieved a great victory. Five saloons in Tempo have been voted out. Four saloons in Mesa have been voted out. Six saloons in Wickenburg have been voted out. Five saloons in the countv at large have been voted out. Twenty saloons in the county jof Maricopa have been voted j out. Prior to the election of yester jday there were thirty-eight i licensed saloons in the county. After the expiration of the period allowed by law for their i closing there will be but EIGH j TEEN licensed saloons in Mari-, ! copa county. Was a fight which achieved results like that of no avail? The election was another dem onstration of the ability of the people the plain people, if you please- to Govern themselves in j the right way. The Arizona Gazette salutes; these people upon whose integri ty, sincerity and honesty of pur- 1 pose the faith of this paper is pinned, and who never yet have faltered in their trust. It congratulates the sovereign voter of the county and the city who made the victor v possible, j and if any there be who leel dis appointment in the result, aj glance through the return ap- ! pended should dispel any such sentiment. It was a good fight. A fight worth while. And above all a WINNING fight It is over now, the will of the majority is record ed, and “with malice towards none and charity to all,” the one big Lsson of the election stands forth pre-eminently, and that lesson is that the great majority of the people of Maricopa .county have decided that “The Saloon Must Go.” Maricopa county as a whole is j dry. Caruthers in Town Former Supervisors Eugene j Caruthers, who left here several I years ago to take up his residence 'in El Paso, Texas, arrived here I Saturday evening to look over ; some land he purchased in the valley several years ago- Mr. Ca i ruthers received a warm welcome : from his many friends here and ' in*the valley,, who were glad to see him. Mr. Caruthers expects to return to his home in El Paso, I to-morrow morning. —Guardian ■ Tom Jonhson Special telegram from Wash ington to Omaha News by Wil liam Jennings Bryan: Tom L. jjonson was one of the noblest ! spirits with whom it had been mv i privilege to associate in politics. I regard his death a*- a great loss ;to the cause of real democracy. ; His unselfish interests in public j question and his untiring zeal in i the effort to secure remedial ! legislation put him in the very front rank as a public man. His death will bring sorrow into a multitude of homes, but i his life will continue as an in spiration for generations to come. [ Maricopa’s Victory The election yesterday on the whole was a grand victory for the manhood and womanhood of j Maricopa County, and no sane j person can t hink otherwise. No j new saloons were voted in. About twenty were voted out. That in 1 itself was a great victory for the j people, and because of I pie and the Anti-Saloon League I may well congratulate themselv es. The Gazette is proud of the ; privilege of congratulating both, i and at the same time wishes to say: All Hail Mesa! All Hail i Tempe! All Hail Glendale! All Hail Wickenburg! Each and all of you won a great victory for yourselves and the con ty gener ally. All the other precincts in Mar icopa county that went dry did j themselves proud and deserve | the highest possible praise, and | the Gazette personally is proud : to say to th urn: Well dine, go al ! and faithful servants of our boys j and girls! The Gazette is duty bound m ist | and is glad to congratulate the men and women of Phoenix, for by their untiring work the we majority of three years ago wat greatly reduced. The morning j Republican is jubilant because the saloons in Phoenix are allow- j ed to run, but we fail to observe, where the saloons and Ilnur or gan can find consolation from yesterday’s election; instead that election was a very grave and ominious warning to both. The-Gazette is glad and happy because of the people,s victory in Maricopa county, and also that the fight is over. Now it rests with the saloons as to whether there are soon to be further dry campaigns asked for by the peo ple. —Arizona Gazette. County's Pioneer Democrat Paper 44th WEEK Wei Known Ari zonan Loses Leg Geo W. McFarlin Vet eran Newspaper Man Has Leg Amputated The many friends throughout ! Arizona and the west, of Geo. W. | McFarlin, the veteran newspaper ; man and printer, will be pained | to learn that at Nogales last week he underwent an operation in which his left leg was amputated at the knee. McFarlin had been a sufferer for years fn m an ear- I ly injury to his leg and of late years gave him much annoyance preventing him from making his trips overland, as was his want, on his itinerary of western towns. McFarlin is a pioneer Arizonan whose capable newspa per ability is generally recogniz ed. The misfortune < f the clever newspaper man is keenly regrett ed but we join in the hope that he will soon be about again in which event we know he will be in the harness as of your. Tomb stone Prospector. | Judge Kent I Improves On i Solomon Judge Kent did not devide the child in despute as Solomon on « ,j simular occasion proposed to do. but he divided the time between | the disputants for the posession of the child. This case came j about in the case of Mrs. Arthur i Smith against her i band, W. 0. Moore for the cms ■ tody of their little daughter. [Florence Faster, which had been i heard the day before. It was decided that the father ! should have posession of the child | j for five months in the year, that, i is that it should he kept here for lfive months in the year in charge |of the child’s grandmother. Th * | other seven months the mother may have the little girl at her I home in Los Angeles. In passing upon the case, Jad jge Kent said that in the original iorder awarding the custody of jtlie child to the mother it was mol''iSpnicmplated that it should jbe taken out of the jurisdiction |of the court and that in so doing | the mother had technically been | guilty of kidnaping, the offense ; with which she charged her hus band when a few days ago he se cured posession of the child in ! Los Angeles and brought it to ; Phoenix. I The little girl will be allowed to remain here another month when she will be taken by its ! mother to Los Angeles. j The Spinsters Convention Will be put on in Ilohbs’ Had 1 the night of May 4th, it becomes more and more laughable at every rehearsak The antiquated costumes will be a striking feature. The tali ! young men in feminine garb tak** j the cake, then to our local talent is developing a wonderful amount of theatrical ability. It promises to he the greatest entertainment that ever happened in Duncan. RETURNED Master Donald McLennan re turned from El Paso where h» has been with his father, l). G. McLennan, who is undergoing medical treatment hv an Osteo path. Donald says his father is improving; for the present Don ald will stay with. Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Taylor.