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Duncan Arizonian. [volume] (Duncan, Greenlee County, Ariz.) 1908-1915, May 10, 1911, Image 1

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Greenlee County
Local and Personal
W. E. Cruckson, the veteran
goat man, came in last Thursday
from camp and is spending a few
days in the city.
The local K. of P. Lodge has
made a change in time of meet
ing night. The Lodge meets
every Saturday night now ins
tead of Wednesday as has been
the custom since the organization
of the Lodge.
Ice cold Soda at the Duncan
Ice Gream Parlor.
Vernon Martin, Live Stock Ins
pector, was down from Clifton !
several days last week.
Pickens Anderson of the .First j
National Bank of Clifton was
down Sunday in Duncan.
Duncan had no mail last Wed
nesday afternoon owing to the
illness of the mail Clerk on the
A. & N. M.
County surveyor, H. 0. Tunis
came down Sunday and remained
over for some business matters.
Don’t throw away your Tin
ware and other household articles
that need repairing bring them
to the Duncan Repair shop.
Go to the Duucan Ice Cream
Parlor when you are hot and dry.
Miss Maud Cosper, the effici
ent and popular saleslady at E.
W. Taylor’s, visited home folks
up the river Sunday.
Mfs. Dr. Moore and sister,
Mrs. Lloyd, went to Clifton Sat
urday where Mrs. Lloyd recently
from Nova Scotia will see the
sights of a western mining camp
and smelter city. v
This office has just turned out j
an up-to-date line of stationery
for Dr. Briley who is ready to
attend to the many ills, supposed
or real, that you may feel burd
ened with.
Mt*s. W. S. Munday, Miss Mun
day and little Dorothy arrived
Thufsday from El Paso for a
visit' to her many friends and
relatives in Duncan. Mrs. Mun
day may decide to re-locate in
Duncan, and we all hope she
M. A. Clouse came in last
Thursday from the Mt. Vernont
mine. Mr. Clouse is enthusiastic
over the mining outlook for this
section, and believes that we are
now just on the verge of a great
mining boom.
Strawberries, homegrown, are
now on the market. Aunt Jane
McCleskey and Mr. Meigs are
finding ready sale for theirs as
fast as they ripen, a fine quality
Miss Bettio Cosper went to
Clifton Sunday afternoon to visit
friends and relatives.
J. J. Kelly of the First Nation
al Bank of Clifton was down
Sunday spending the day in the
valley city.
Abe Ferber, proprietor of the
Bazaar Department Store of Clif
ton, spent Sunday in Duncan.
Mr. Ferber is one of Greenlee
County’s hustling young business
Hon. John A. Campbell mining
man formerly of Cananea, Mex
ico, but now' of Douglas, Arizona,
came in Sunday afternoon to lock
after some mining property near
the Twin Peaks camp which he
is becoming interested in lately.
John R. Fowler, manager of
the Duncan Lunmber Company
and the hustling secretary of the
Duncan Commercial Club, will
discuss “New Greenlee County”
at the Territorial Board of Trade
Convention to be held in Douglas
next Saturday, the 13th,
Dance at Hobbs Hall, May 17,
| ■ l«4-— —".I
Devoted to the Interests of County, State of Arizona nnd Southwestern New Mexico.
Miss Helen Fisher, who has so
successfully handled the Primary j
Department of the Duncan pub
lic schools for the past year, left
Sunday afternoon for Clifton
where she will visit with her sis
ter, Mrs. Todd. Miss Fisher was
not an applicant for a position
here next year, but her many
friends will wish her success
wherever she may be called.
Mrs. John Clay and children
left Monday for a visit over in
the Animas valley for several
days; they accompanied Mrs. Bob
Herrell home who has been here
visiting several days.
Our hustling bachelor friend
W. B. Miner, went to Clifton
Sunday afternoon where he will
remain for a short period. •
E. W. Taylor, Duncan’s whole
sale and retail merchant, went
Globe Sunday where he serves
on the Federal Grand Jury.
The Arizonian is under obliga
tions to Mr. Taylor for a list of
| those from Greenlee county in
; attendance at Globe.
Puts in Pool Table
Harry Fidler, proprietor of the !
Duncan Barber shop, has install- j
ed a pool table in his shop for!
the passtime of those who like |
the ball and que. This is the first j
amusement of this kind brought
into Duncan and is being well
A pool table for Duncan has
been talked of for some time and
by various persons but it remain
ed for Mr. Fidler to be the first
to put one in; it is a fine S3OO ta
ble and was purchased through
Cashier Lanneau of our local
liank. s Mr. Fidler is adding 10
feet in length and also making
his room wider to accomodate his
business and the pool room. If
he finds the pool table a success
Ihe intends to make further im
His shop will from this time on
jbe open at all hours and being
j centrally located he will no doubt
| increase his business.
Aker Comes to Duncan
Rev. J. W. Aker, county school
superintendent, was down from
Clifton last week and • bought a
small tract of land from J. K.
Bullard preparatory to moving
his family here. Mr. Aker will
erect a house at once and soon be
a citizen of our fair little city.
He will also, take charge of the
M. E. Church at this place, ex
changing places with Rev. J. L,
Young. It has been necessary
for Mr. Aker to make this change
on account of his family’s health.
And, Duncan will extend to him
and his family a hearty welcome.
School Closed Friday
A very successful year’s school
work closed last Friday and the
younger element of Duncan’s
citizenship has now entered upon
their summer’s vaction.
At the head of the schools
Prof. Clarence Wiggs has proven
himself an able instructor and a
superintendant of more than
average ability for the past two
years; through the past year he
has been successfully assisted by
Miss Mattie Purser in the Inter
mediate department and Miss
Helen Fisher in the primary
grades. The attendance has been
kept above the average of Ari
zona schools for the entire year;
the interest has been good and
has been on the increase till now
Duncan can boast of a real edu
cational atmosphere. Prof. Wiggs
and Miss Purser have been
re-employed for next year. Miss
Fisher, to the regret of her
friends, was not an applicant for
a position.
Fight.?* * Juarez
Messages were flashed over W * re f Monday carrying
the news of another attack on j, r f* a j
skirmishing is reported; a few were. , / , wound
ed and many of these on the American.
not control his men, the Insurrectos were
McKenzie, a Canadian.
In El Paso the house-tops were lined with' P*opl e
eargerly watching the fight. '
El Paso, May, 10;- Telegraphic messages state
killed and wounded in Monday and Tuesday’s fighting. *
Insurrectos hold Juarez.
Wool Will go on the Free List j
Washington, May B.—lt is now’ settled that raw wool )
will be put on the free list.
Statehood in Congress Today
Washington May, B.—Report of the full committee i
probably be made Wednesday. Arizona will vote on recall;!
New Mexico vote on amendment to amend constitution. ■
New Mexico
( From the National Post) j
While the very Democratic j
constitution of Arizona, contain
ing the initiative, referendum
and recall has been heralded from
one end. of the country to the
other as subversive of our insti
tutions, scarcely a word of pro- j
test has been raised against the |
constitution of New Mexico, I
which places the people of that
territory in perpetual subjection
to the corporate interests active
in its framing. There is suffici
ent internal evidence in the con-j
stitution itself to convict thej
railroads and the other privilege t
ed corporations of the territory |
with having copper-rivi ted Newj
Mexico as a perpetual patrimony j
under their control.
The result has been achieved
by various subtle provisions in i
the constitution discovered by
Senator, Robert L. Owen, which, j
read together, provide in effect: j
(1) That the ballot shall be ]
“open,” which, according to ju-1
dicial interpretation appears to
denv the introduction of the se
cret Australian ballot and limits
elections to some “open” method
of showing hands or viva voice
(2) That any educational lim
itation on the suffrage is specific
ally and absolutely prohibited,
I which, taken in connection with
the fact that one-quarter of the
population of New Mexico is
Mexican, speaks only Spanish,
and is largely in the employ of
railroads and other interests,
means that this class can tie herd
ed and voted as its employes dic
tate. t
(3) That any amendment of
the constitution is almott impos
sible. the requirement to change
it in any respect being that a
resolution must be passed by two
succeeding sessions of the legisla
ture and by a two-thirds vote of
all the members elected to each
house that then the amendment
must be submitted to the people
and that for adoption it must re
ceive a majority of all the votes
cast at the election; and an af
firmative vote of at least 40 per
cent of all those voting at the
election, and in at least one-half
the counties in the state.
It is this latter provision that
makes amendment impossible.
Not more than 60 per cent of the
electors commonly vote on con
stitutional questions, and in or
der that an amendment may car
ry, it must secure two-thirds of
all the votes cast on the resolut
ion. With the large Mexican il
literate vote, the open ballot sub
ject to oversight by the privileg
ed interests and with no corrupt
psactices act, any amendment
that privelegej disapproves is ou^
of the question.
Senator Owen insists that this j
is not a matter affecting New i
Mexico alone; it affects the nat
ion. If New Mexico is to be con
trolled in perpetuity by privileg-j
ed interests, the new state will i
send members to the United;
States senate subservient to;
their will. In order to meet this j
condition, Senator Owen has an- i
nounced that he will offer a reso-;
lution provided that before New i
Mexico is admitted, the people |
shall vote on amendments pro- j
viding for a corrupt practises act
as well as for a provision enabl-1
ing the legislature to propose any
amendment within five years by
a mere majority vote of the two
houses, which amendments may
be adopted by a majority vote of
all those voting thereon, the elect
ion to be held nnder the secret
We are and shall always be
; thankful to the many kind friends
; who so kindly aided us during the
j late illness and burial of little
j Hazel Johnson, two years old.
j These kind acts came in a sad
| hour of our lives, but we shall be
| ever mindful of each and every
| one.
George W. Johnson and wife
John and P. C. Johnson
John Johnson and wife
Teachers Elected
At a meeting of the Duncan
school board last Saturday even
ing the entire corps of teachers
were elected for the next school
year as follows: Prof. Wiggs,
re-elected principal; Miss Mattie
Purser, assistant principal; Miss
Bonita Purser, intermediate and
Miss Shepherd of Silver City,
The Duncan schools have
grown till four teachers will have
their hands full, in fact four
were used this year considerable
portion of the time. Next year
Duncan can offer better school
advantages than aver before and
as good as can be found in the
Attending Federal Court
The following Greenlee County
citizens are attending Federal
Court at Globe this week;
Deputy Sheriffs, G. L. Craw
ford, William Knight and Guy
Bates of Morenci.
George Fraser,
Chas. Wright
Chas. Brock
J. B. Murphy
W. F. Hagan
Sheriff I. B. English
Deputy, John Garnett
County Treas. J. M. Webster
Deputy U. S. Marshal G. A, Franz
of Clifton
E. W. Tavlov, of Duncan
No Senator Elected
In Colorado
Denver, Colo., May 6. -No se
j lection was made by the joint as
j sembly for a United States sen
i ator after seven ballots tonight.
| The legislature adjourned and
| the result will be that Colorado
j will be represented for two years
;by only one senator, who is a
j republican.
1 Storks in the Air
O&e swallow may not make a
spring, but three births in one
, week ought to be enough to es
tablish stork season.
Dr. Briifey reports a fine baby
boy at the home of Mr. and M rs.
C, C. Edwards of Sheldon. The
■youngster weighs eight pounds
and arrived last Sunday. Also,
the same doctor reports a fine
girl Badv at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Neal across the river
as having arrived Monday and of
equal weight of the senior Ed
! wards.
On last Friday a fine boy arriv
ed at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Joe McAlister in Duncan. Dr.
I Moore was the attending phy
; siciaif.
I The Duncan Commercial Club
i should take judicial notice of this
! increase of population and err
i tinue advertising.
Our Efforts Appreciated
To show that our efforts are
appreciated the folic wing- will
Cedar Rapids, lowa, May 9, 1911
Duncan Arizonian:--
Send -file ‘six
copies of your last issue, twenty
five if you have them.
(Signed) L. A. Reid.
This is owing to the full report
of Chas. A. Dinsmore’s being
given on Twin Peaks Mines and
this Mining District.
Perfect Attendance
What boy or girl in Greenlee
! county, or Graham county, can
| beat, or even equal, this record
| for school attendance? Inez Clay,
I daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John
| Clay of Duncan, has made a per
| feet attendance record since she
entered school five years ago.-
| her life-school record, thus far is
;perfect for attendance, for live
: years she has never missed a day
■ nor been tardy! And, too, Inez
i has been a model pupil; bright.
; industrious and ambitious she is
I making a record that her parents
| may well fee proud of.
j A “Witness Coat”
! An amusing incident happened
at court Friday whe n Bias Sirri
| ana took the stand in his shirt
; sleeves. The judge asked him if
he had a coat, and he answered
; that he had but left it at home.
| ‘‘You’ll have to put a coat on,”
| said the judge, whereupon Pdas
! went outside and borrowed a coat
j about four sizes too small, and
! came back with this Seymour and
j took the stand. The judge smil
led at his ludicrous appearance
| but remarked. “It’s a coat any
iway.” Then turning to the baii-
I iff ordered him to purchase a
j “witness coat.” and have it of a
; size to fit all comers, and have it
; charged to the county. The coat
I will be in readiness for big and
| ittle hereafter. -Era.
| Every Body Is Invited
To The Big Dance
Saturday, May 20th, 1911
Good Music,
liobbs’ Hall
| Jacksoft & Dire, Managers.
y \ . f
County’s Pioneer
Democrat Paper
46th WEEK
From the Eufircsf-Ffiirer
(By H. L. Edwards.)
Nestling amidst a veritable
forest of great cottonwood trees
rests the little town of Duncan,
in the new county of Greenlee
and the to-be state of Arizona.
Leaving Lordsburg on the main
line of the Southern Pacific over
the New Mexico and Arizona
railway the train winds its mo
notonous way across a waste of
upland and foothills for about
twenty-five miles, then the en
gine puffs up a little “hog-back”
and rolls down into the valley of
the upper Gila amidst green fields
of alfalfa, barley and wheat.
Before one can hardly realize
that they are awake the fat and
well fed semgambian brakeman
yells out l)u-u-n can and you are
hustled out of the train and you
stand and gaze in admiration at
giant cottonwood trees that truly
encompass within their shelter
ing arms to quiet and peaceful
litrle city. There is no clang
clang of the trolley nor honk
honk of the benzine wagon to
disturb your peace nor cause you
to make desperate leaps to escape
The train pulls out and you
stand hesitating just what to do.
A dozen or two natives gaze at
you in the mean-while with good
natured curiosity. Finally you
spy the Gardner hotel up the
street and you lug your luggage
up there and are met by mother
ly Mrs. Tong and shown to a
comfortable room, and soon are
given a good meal and before
the doves call 'their parting night
farewells in the distant bosque
you feel at home and are figur
ing how long you can possibly
It is not long before you learn
that Duncan has many fine peo
ple and many advantages to re
commend it Socially the town is
well up in the front rank of
modern progress. There are two
churches but no saloons, a large
two story brick school building
and what is said to be and ex
cellent school system.
The people aro whole souled.
j genial and hospitable, and like
all Americans believe they could
run the universe better than it is
now being run. They one and all
| exercise their great American
j privilege of expressing their op
inion upon all and about ali sub
jects, but do it in a friendly, to
lerant manner which insites you
to take part' in their discussion.
A Commercial club has been
recently organized with E. W.
Taylor, president; B. R. Lanneau.
vice president and treasurer, and
.John It. Fowler, secretary.
Mr. Lanneau and Mr. Fowler are
both young men, enthusiastic
and progressive, and firm beli
evers in the present and future
possibilities of Duncan and the
surrounding coun t ry.
A weekly paper, the Duncan
I Arizonian, presided over by
Editor Vaughn furnishes all the
local news and a synopsis of gen
eral events, and keeps its large
list of readers informed of what
is going on in the world.
Duncan has e stores; a bank
which is under the liberal and
progressive management of Mr.
Lanneau doing its share in build
ing up the country.
The Duncan Lumber company
is stocked with any and every
thing needed to build a house,
from foundation siils to roof
comb. It also carries a large
stock of mining timbers. A tele
phone system gives connection
not only with surrounding villag
es but with many of the mines,
ranches and farms.
As a source of material wealth
(Continued Next Week)

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