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OFFICIAL PAPER Greenlee County THIRD YEAR Local and Personal .James T. Tong made a busi- j ness trip to the mountains Mon- j day returning the same day. Remember the dance at Hobbs’! Hall next Saturday night. Cleaning and pressing done at j the Burnham Barber shop. Rates reaonable. Work guaranteed. ; We are here to stay give us a call. j The W. H. Chandler, Duncan > cattleman, reported to have been : killed in the Juarez battle, isun-! known here. Next Saturday night a series i of meetings will begin at the M. E. Church, held in the school building in Duncan, conducted by Pastor, J. L. Young and Rev. J. W. Aker. The meetings will continue through the week and | every body is cordially invited to | attend. E. W. Taylor has already sold 1 three Studebaker wagons even > before the car arrives. We acknowlenge a pleasant! call by Judge Cosper of Rich-! mond last Saturday; like many j other Democrats of New Mexico, j the Judge does not like their; Constitution. 0. A. Risdon, Clifton’s popular photograhper went to El Paso last week to attend the photo grahpers’ convention and seethe Juarez battlefield. Go to the Duncan Ice Cream Parlor when you are hot and dry. .John R. Fowler went to Dou glas Saturday to attend the Ari zona Board of Trade Convention. Mr. Fowler returned Sunday. j Mrs. Arthur Kelly and little'! girl are visiting at J. V. Parks’. 1 Don’t throw away your Tin ware and other household articles I that need repairing bring them j to the Duncan Repair shop. We call attention of our readers to the new firm of Tunis & Evans with offices in Clifton and Dun can. They sell land Scrip, survey and plot land, do ditch surveying and guarantee their work. Mrs. Will Owens and little daughter, Viola, of Safford are visiting Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Taylor. Mrs. W. D. McKeehan and child ren visited in Clifton last week. A great many gates are need led on the farm. There’s the pro ' pagate, the fumigate, the irri gate, the subjugate, the big gate the little gate, the 2:40 gait and others that might be mentioned. FOR S ALE “TRIM” this fine French Coach and Percheon stallion, coal black three years old in June, weight about 1500 pounds for $350 if taken in 30 days, or will trade for good work mares. B. A. Wilson, Duncan, Arizona. 43-51. W. W. Holder. Sheldon’s mer chant and Postmaster, was in town Friday on business. Hon. John R. Hampton passed through Duncan Friday enroute to Phoenix on business. J. C. Page (Jack) went to Lordsburg Thursday in the in terest of the Arizonian. Ice cold Soda at the Duncan Ice Cream Parlor. If you want to see a “Wonder” find something that cant be re paired at the Duncan repair shop. Remember the Ice Cream Parlor. The Duncan Barbershop will i. receive clothes for pressing and cleaning: work done' by a man who knows his business and sat isfaction guaranteed. $1.50 per suit. See Harry Fidjer. 47. DUNCAN ARIZONIAN. Devoted to the Interests of Greenlee County, State of Arizona and Southwestern New Mexico. Judge A. T. Colton, Water j Commissioner of Safford has been | in this valley measuring local j ditches the past week. Mr. Colt on is asked to make a report on the condition of water in this val ley. While here Mr. Colton took advantage of the opportunity to attend our local K. of P. Lodge. Misses Bonita, Mattie and Purser left Saturday morning for their home in Miss issippi. The first two mentioned taught here last year and the last named taught in Texas. Clothes Pressed & Cleaned C. M. Burnham who has recent ly opened up a new barbershop is getting things straightened up in first-class shape. Mr. Burn ham has put a partition in the long store room cutting off the barber shop making a neat little j room; in the back end of the j building he will do cleaning and j pressing of clothing. Geo. W. Reid came in yester day and made this office a plea sant call. Mr. Reid is a practical miner and has been out at the: Twin Peaks camp since last Nov- • ember this being the first time: he has been town since that date; he is now on his way to the coast to spend a few weeks in a much needed rest. Oliver and Lee Rhea and sister, Miss Pearl, went to Clifton this week to visit Mrs. Goolsby their aunt. Mrs. Goolsby intends to return to Duncan with them for a short stay after which they will go to Durango Colorado, to visit Mr. Jackson, a brother of Mrs. Goolsby’s. D. G. McLennan came in last week from El Paso where he has been under the care of an Osteo pathic physician. Mr. McLennan seems to he much improved and his many friends will be glad to see him back again and will trust that his improvement continues till he is completely well. Deputy Sheriff. W. F. Willis, ; was taken to Clifton last week | wl,iere he is receiving medical ; treatment at the A. C. Hospital. 1 Mrs. Willis accompanied him and ! at last reports he is gettingalong ! as well as could be expeetde. I Capitalists Here Messrs E. E. Pinney and L. T. ! Wicox, to prominent capitalists : of Cedar Rapids, lowa, and heavy ! stockholders in the Twin Peaks M. &. M. Co., came in last week and immediately went out to the [camp taking with them their i Mining Engineer, Mr. S. B. I Elbert of Yearington, Nevada. They made a throrough exami nation of the property and took about 50 samples from the differ ent workings. The laging was removed in different places in the Free Gold shaft and samples taken from the top to the bottom, ; 240 feet. Mr. Elbert is a prominent Min | ing Engineer and is connected • with a large company in Nevada. His report will be out in about ten days. All three of the above named gentlemen expressed themselves as being verv well pleased with property. Mr. Elbert pronounced the Twin Peaks formation to be ideal for gold and a formation that is sure to go to great depth. He, also, stated tnat the vein is a true fissure and, like all previ ous engineers, who have examin ed Twin Peaks, judges the per manency of the veins by the great length they can be traced !on the surface— nearly 3 miles, j Mr. Pinney is one of the lead ing financiers of Cedar Rapids, 1 and being already heavily inte rested in Twin Peaks his visit ! should result in much good to the Company. DUNCAN, GREENLEE COUNTY, ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 17 1911 Silver City has Strong taw Firm In our neighboring city of Silver, County of Grant and sis ter Territory of New Mexico is a newly organized law firm which will no doubt attract attention and draw to it some of the best practice of southwestern New Mexico and southeastern Arizona. This new firm is composed of the Hon. Alvan N. White who has been in Silver City and Grant County for several years and is a lawyer of considerable reputation and Hon. H. W. Clark a criminal lawyer and lecturer of more than a state reputation with eight years successful parctice to his credit. In the campaign of 1908 Mr. Clark took the stump in the state of Colorado at the direction of the National Committee in behalf of Mr. Bryan and the Democratic ticket. We bespeak a bright legal future for this exceptionally strong law firm. The following is what the Silv er City Independent has to say re garding this new co-partnership of legal lights: Attorney Alvan N. White and Hubert W. Clark have associated themselves together for the gen eral practice of law under the firm name of White & Clark, with offices in the Porterfield block. The senior member of the firm is well and favorably known to the people of this section as an attorney, having practiced here since 189 G. Mr. Clark recently moved here, being previously located at Dal hart and El Paso. Tex. At the former place seved a term as district attorney, and has had eight years’ experience in the general practice of the law. The new firm is a strong one and will undoubtedly command its share of the practice in this section of New Mexico. Mining Outlook Good i The somewhat discouraging as pect of the copper situation at present, is seriously affecting the general business conditions of Arizona, but it may have the ef fect of directing the attention of the prospector and capitalist to wards a deeper intertst in gold mining. At any rate this is true of some localities, notably, the May-Flow er District of Greenlee County, Arizona and the Steeple-Rock District of Grant County, New Mexico. The fact that these two (ad joining) districts taken together constitute the largest mineraliz ed area known in the south-west is slowly but surely being realiz ed, this is evidenced by the very satisfactory results being obtain ed by development, now in pro gress and there is also much in i quiry about some of the older | mines and prospects of these dis j tricts. It is hoped and believed ! that this inquiry will result in I thorough investigation of the j possibilities of the country. Every mining district must do ! velope at some time or other into : a low-grade proposition; this is ! true of the districts above men |tioned, but, they reached that stage years ago when transport ation and treatment charges were necessarily excessive con ditions have changed and as a result we may expect in the near future much work in these dis tricts, that will.be of great gen eral benefit to the community. J. T. Tong Dance at Hobbs .-Kail, May 17. An Opportunity for Graft Juan Jaurreche, alias Juan Orosco, was in Duncan last Fri day wearing a red cross on his arm taking up collections for the Insurrectos of Mexico. Juan claims to be a nephew of General Orosco of the Insurrecto army, also claims to live in El Paso; but, since “Orosco” came it developed that this is not his right name, also that he has no home but simply, works here and there. Several Duncan people were duped by the impostor; he was working his game pretty smooth ly having in his possession several papers purporting him to be “Orosco” alright, but there were other Mexicans here in Duncan who knew him in Lordsburg and know that his name is not Orosco. You may look for others to take advantage of this opportune time and present circumstances to play the same game. Beware! LATER; “Orosco” was arrest ed in the afternoon and held till Sunday morning when proof of his identity was brought in and “Orosco” given twenty minutes in which to leave town. Lordsburg as Seen by Arizonian Reporter An Arizonian reporter was in Lordsburg last week and found the city moving along in a pros perous way. The First National Bank is doing a fine business and cashier r oon is the same genial busy man. Mr. Small of the Eagle Drug Company is a very pleasant gentlemen to meet and to say that this firm is doing a big busi ness is only repeating that which every one knows. Gus Hobbs, a former Duncan citizen, is doing a good business and gave us a small order for stationery. John Brown, proprietor of the Clifton refreshment store, savs that his advertising with the Arizonian has been highly satis factory and will continue the same. Robert Black, well known to everybody, says he can’t re member ever subscribing for the Arizonian and that he doesn’t want the rag any longer. Fong Sing. the Lordsburg Chinese Merchant, is doing a good business and will have the Arizonian do his job work in the future. The Lordsburg hotei is well patronized and keep clean airy rooms. I. B. Wood is running a nice little Ice Cream parlor. Lawyer Morningstar was out at Shakespeare mines. Lordsburg would not be Lordsburg without Don Kedzie of the Western Li beral, Dr. Crocker and Judge McGrath, John Malone, former ly of Duncan, is at home in Lords burg; he is handling switch en gines on the S. P. C. F. Baugh man, formerly assistant agent here, is doing well and sends his hello” to the boys in Duncan. Mr. McCauley, proprietor of of the “Broken Dollar” is doing a nice little business merchandis ing and is an old stand-by of the Arizonian s. Asher Myers the barber, was in the mountains en joying another one of his fam ous hunts. Read the Duncan Article Every person who is inter ested in Duncan and this great valley should read every word of what Mr. Edwards, editor and proprietor of the BUSINESS FARMER of El Paso, has to say of our section and town. We are re-producing it in full that each and every one may see us as others see us. Mr. Edwards came into the valley of his own accord and what he has written is just what he saw as he went here and there on a personal investi gation and is certainly a very true account of conditions and affairs. Duncan*on-the-Gila From the Business-Farmer (By H. L. Edwards.) I (Continued From Last Week) | the town has three great indus-1 tries. It is the headquarters | and supply point for a rich and j growing mining section. C, A. Dinsmore, of the El Paso Mining Journal, one of the best posted men on the mining industry of the Southwest spent several days looking into the mining possibili ties of the district and exppress ed himself as being very much surprised at the mineral wealth ; yet undeveloped. j The rich Clifton and Morenci! district is only 30 miles away and j this district furnishes a ready; market for practically all pro-; ducts grown on the fertile lands surrounding Duncan. The cattle business is a very lucrative calling-and a valuable asset to Duncan. The surround-; ing section is a line stock coun try and some of the big ranches lof the territory are in the vici nity. It is estimated that Green lee county ban one hundred thou sand head of range cattle, ten i thousand head of range horses i and seventy-five thousand head of Angora goats. But the industry of all indus ; tides—the industry on which de pends the welfare of the whole world, and the industry in which the Business-Farmer is interest de is that of agriculture. It is probably safe to say there are ten thousand acres of irri gable (and now under the pre sent ditches. Os this amount | about eight thousand is in eul ; tivation. It is clamied by some | that the present ditches can be made to irrigate an additional 1 five thousand acres, while there is a future possible acre-age of fifty thousand which .will ‘in the next few years be brought under irrigation by ditches and by pumps. The principal crops grown at present are alfalfa which yields an average return of five good marketable tons per acre and sells at about sl4 per ton. The! cost of handling this crop is es timated at from $4 to 5 per ton.; Next in importance is barley, j the yield running from 80 to 80 j bushels with an average of pro-1 bably about 40 bushels to the j acre. This sells for about $1.20 j per hundred and costs to produce! about 40 cents. There is some! corn and some wheat raised but! not much, although both seem to do well and yield good returns, j A recent statement; prepared | by the Commercial Club says:! ‘The average yield of corn is 50; bushels per acre with a selling j price of 80 cents per bushel, j Cabbage yields and average crop j of twelve tons per acre and com- j mands a ready market ats2sper! ton; potatoes yield 100 bushels j and sell for $4 per bushel; beans! yield a ton to the acre and sell | at five cents per pound. Apples. < peaches, plums, pears and berries; do well/' There is no question as to the j fertility of the soil. It is rich and j productive. On the west of the! river is more heavy and might j be diseribed as a sandy loam j with a clay base, on the east side! there is more sand and less clay, j Which is the richer of the two j soils is a matter ol difference, j and the difference is on which j side of the river you live. Both j are rich enough if they are only | handled in the right manner. Right here I am going to offer! some free advice. It is good, and I if my friends will heed it they will be more prosperous and have greater happiness. There be more unity of purpose among' t County’s Pioneer Democrat Paper 47th WEEK them. They must remember that team work is more effective, no matter how brilliant the individu al play may be. Then the mod (ern spirit of the day is: Help i your neighbor, for in doing so j you help yourself; and if you j build up yourself without build ! ing up your neighbor your suc cess is only short lived. Another thing that must be learned and that is to do more work and use less water. It is true water is a mighty good thing both for man and land but there is such a thing as having too much of even a a good thing and when weeds l are drowned out instead of being plowed or hoed up, then a good ; thing becomes a bad thing. | V. E. Burtcher, is an old setti ;er in Arizona and seeing the ! change that is rapidly taking place is adopting himself to j changed conditions. He has about 40 acres in cultivation and he and Mrs. Burtcher have gone into : partnership in the poultry husi ! ness. Mrs. Burtcher is nmnag jerand Burtcher general utility ■man and they are making a fine 'working team as is evidenced by ; the prosperous and comfortable. (Continued On Page Four) A Grand Success j The OM Maids’ Convention j held here on the closing dav of school was a success from every point of view. Financially, it was ail that could be expected; ! comically, it was one of the best j things that has been given in | Duncan for many a day, perhaps, j the most laughable thing ever • witnessed here; and the atfcend j ance, as the proceeds would in ! dic&te, wa*. enormous. They began • driving in from the country long i before night and they kept com jing till after dark, every one j seemed to feel that he had got ;his money's worth. j Local talent proved to be one | of the best crowd gatherers that | has performed in Duncan and much praise has been bestowed upon the managers, the actors and actresses; and too, this praise was worthily bestowed. j Land Lady Succeeds | We are pleased to learn that [Mrs. P. K. Hively, formerly of ] Duncan and proprietoress of the | Duncan Hotel, is now in charge lof the Shannon Hotel for the ! Shannon Copper Company at Clif ! ton. j Mrs. Hively is doing well, ilnan j daily and otherwise; she took | charge the first of March with 1 nine boarders and now she has ! twenty-seven. This certainly •speaks well for the way in which j she is building up business: j being and up-to-date and wide | awake landlady she is sure to suc iceed. I The many friends of Mrs. [Hively in Duncan will congratu i late her on the success she is [making and hope for n continu ance of t he same. i [ " Goes to New Jersey W. C. Cheatam who was chos en as an alternate to go to Atlan tic City, New Jersey, to repre sent the Presbyterian Churches of Arizona, left last Friday on the long journey. This is quite an honor for one and Mr. Cheatham’s many friends here will he pleased to see him have the trip. This meeting is a national affair and a most important gathering of the Churches'most able men from every no Jr and corner of the nation. Mrs. Cheatham accompanied him as far as Texas where she. will and visit with her .fath er and other relatives and friends.