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Greenlee County THIRD YEAR LOCALS Remember the Ice Cream Parlor. Many farmers are cutting the j second crop of alfalfa. The grain harvest is in full blast this week. The farmers have a promising crop, one of the best fop-years. at the Duncan Tee Cream Parlor. Capt Lanneau cashier of the Bank of Duncan, went to Clifton Friday returning Saturday morn ing. Mr. Lanneaii helped master mechanic Dawson hold down the “cow-catcher” of the engine which was being “triedout”. FOUND. A ring of four keys. Owner can get them by calling at this office and paying for this notice. Mrs. J. 0. Pace was in town Saturday from her beautiful farm about ten miles up the river. Mrs. Pace has a tract of 160 acres in a body all of which is in cultivation, she manages the farm herself and is making a success of it. Judge Bullard has all records broken by a faithful turkey hen. Up to date she has laid 66 eggs without any pretense towards hatching them. Georgie Phillips got kicked by a horse last week w T hich has caus ed him to carry a bruised hand since. And Ira Spoon is carring a sore thumb from the bite of a burro. Harry Fidler’s pool table is quite drawing card for his barber shop. Harry is doing well. Tim Chatman of Sheldon was in town Thursday on business and was a cash caller at this office. Mr. Chatman combines farming and the cattle business and is making a success of it. Jack Page and Orris Phillips have rented the Allen Hall, or Duncan Hall, and will open up the skating rink; also serve ice cream, cold drinks and occasion ly have a dance. Call at E. W. Taylor’s and see that fine Mirror he is giving away. C. C. Edwards of Sheldon was in town Saturday. Lost:- A bridle; finder return to S. A. Foster and receive re ward. Mrs Schumacher of Morenci has benn visiting Mrs. J. H. Spoon the past week. s Mrs. W. F. Willis and son, Frankie, returned from Clifton Monday. Frankie has recovered from a recent attack of typhoid fever. E. W. Taylor and Will J. Owen went to Mr. Taylor’s goat camp Monday. Carrie Powell left Sunday for Safford where she will spend a few weeks with her sister, Mrs. Krueger. Ernest who has been visiting there for some weeks returned home yesterday. W. E. Cureton, one of the rank ing stockmen of this section of the Southwest, came in town yesterday. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Dunagan a 9 pound son. Mother and son are doing well and there is some hope for Wallace. John Clay is in from the mines for a few days visiting with his family. J. C. Echlin, representative of the International Correspondence school, was in Duncan last week v looking after those here who are taking the course. Mr. Echlin succeeds F. M. Brown, the form-! representative, and is a well appearing young man. DUNCAN ARIZONIAN. Devoted to the Interests of Greenlee County, State of Arizona and Southwestern New Mexico. Assessor Receives Praise Greenlee County’s first Assess or is making good in his official j capacity; he shows originality' and in away that will receive the hearty commendation of every tax-payer. Mr. Kerby has gone to the trouble to carefully make a copy of each piece of property listed for taxation; this copy is sent to the repective property owners as they appear on the Assessment Roll which will enable every tax payer to know just what proper ty he is assessed upon, the valua tion placed thereon and the errors which may have crept in the long and tedious work of preparing an Assessment Roll. This is the first time such a copy has ever been sent out in this | part of the Territory, and so far as we know it is the first time any County Assessor has gone to this vast amount of trouble in order to save trouble, worry and | expense on the part of the tax i payer. Mr. Kerby is not only or j iginal in this matter, but he has shown a disposition to be perfect ly fair and honest with all class es of taxable property and al ! ready the citizens are appreciat ing his efforts. This gives every tax-payer who may have any fault to find with his assessment, any error to corr ect or any valid excuse to offer I in connection therewith to appear before the Board of Equalization for the proper adjustment of the same. The following letter sent out from the Assessor’s Office inclos ed with a copy of your assessment list will explain fully what Mr. Kerby has been doing for your particular benefit, Mr. Tax-pay er: The Assessor’s Office Greenlee County Jas. IT. Kerby, Assessor Clifton, Arizona March 31, 1911. |Mr Dear Sir: To avoid errors and misunder standings regarding taxes that might occur in assessing and for the benefit of your personal use as a taxpayer for reference re garding your assessment of the year, 1911, I submit the enclosed assessment list which is a copy of your assessment as assessed and should there be any personal property or real estate of which you are the owner, in the posses sion or under your control, that does not appear which has been : either overlooked or not given in to the Assessor by you, it is your duty according to law whether you receive a notice or demand from the Assessor to do so or not, to make out and deliver to the Assessor between the first Monday in February and the first Monday in June of each year a correct list of same and any property of any kind not turned in to evade taxation and found by the Assessor will be assessed at five times the amount which would otherwise have been ass essed. Yours very truly, . Jas. H. Kerby Assessor, Greenlee County. Full Fledged K. P. Mr. J. E. Cosper, one of the valley’s most respected citizens, is now a gallant Knight, having won his spurs last Saturday evening, after an ordeal covering four weeks. Mr. Cosper is a brother of Sup ervisor J. H. T. Cosper cattle King of the Blue and who rolled up such a temendous Democratic vote last fall. The Cospers win I spurs in more ways than one. DUNCAN, GREENLEE COUNTY, ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7 1911 4th of July in Duncan Under the auspices of the Kights of Pythias, Duncan is preparing a 4th of July celebra tion and committees are now conferring to run an excursion train from Clifton, Morenci and j Lordsburg on that date.-Morenci i Leader. Royalty List Below is a list of those adding their mite to the royalty which list will remain open at the Bank jof Duncan and in the hands of Professor Wiggs till the 15th of June for all others who wish to make a donation: J. L. T. Watters E. W. Tavlor. B. F. Billingsley W. H. Alexander V. E. Burtcher L. J. Turney L. F. Vaughn R. S. Stewart W. M. Clark John Evans Clarence Wiggs “Frenchie” W. T. Sanders. John D. Harrison Says Duncan is Growing Will J. Owen came over from Safford Sunday for a few days with Mrs. Owen and little daugh er, Miss Viola, who have been visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Taylor the past few weeks. Mr. Owen formerly lived here and says Duncan has kept up a splendid growth since he was here last: that Duncan’s wide awake ; boosters are doing a good w T ork 1 for the valley and that the out side country is beginning to take notice. ' Some Good Roping 1 The roping skill of Jas. V. Parks | was put to the test here last | Thursday when Henry Sullivan’s j horse slipped the bridle from his head at the hitching rack and started on a 2:40 gajt homeward up Main Street with the buggy. Mr. Parks followed on horseback with lariat in had and soon over took the runaway and with the skill of a vetran roper captured the runaway horse and came leading him back into town with out a break to buggy or harness. The whole affair presented a real nice exhibition, but it looked for a while as though there would be nothing left of the buggy. James T. Tong formerly of Dun can directs us to send his paper to Bisbee where he is now located. School superintendent, Aker, is having a well dug on his re cent purchase preparatory to I building and moving thereto. Mrs. M. J. Daniels has the typhoid fever* at her home near Sheldon. J. R. Beavers was in town i Monday from his farm up the river. Mr. Beavers reports the crops as being in fine condition this year. Jack Page and Orris Phillips have leased the Harrison restau rant, took charge Monday morn ing and are now serving “ham an”. Give the boys a call if you want a first-class meal while you wait. Mr. and Mrs. Will owen left yesterday morning overland for home in Safford. Mrs. Owen hav ing spent a few weeks very plea- j santly with her sister, Mrs. E. 1 W. Taylor. , Grandma Morris has been quite j sick at the home of her son, L. j B. Stephens across the river. Strikes It Rich Uncle George Phillips is in from his mining claims and is report-, ing the glad tidings of a rich j stirke recently made in his gold j mining property. Uncle George has claims ad- j | joining the property of John A.! Campbell and Mr. Craig and he thinks they have the best thing ever discovered in this mining district. We shall all be exceedingly pleas ed to know that this rich strike proves to he all that is expected of it. (From The Bulletin) W. W. Polley is the acting probate judge during the absence of Probate Judge Bunch. ; Many of the valley ranchers are busy putting up their second crop of alfalfa. This crop will ! be much lighter than the second cutting usually is. Frank Clark returned Wensday evening from Tucson where he has spent the past nine months attending the University of Arizona. Probate Judge T. S. Bunch | left for Los Angeles Saturday j morning to receive special medi cal treatment in hopes of improv ing his helth. Judge Fletcher M. Doan of Tombstone, who is holding the adjourned term of court here for Judge Lewis, is always a wel come visitor, his many old time friends here have a pleasant 1 greeting for him. Attorney J. Wienberger of Globe, is spending the week vist ing nis family at the home of Mr. 1. E. Solomon, Mrs. Weinberger’s j father. Later on they will visit j Denver, Colorado, Mr. Weinberg er’s former home, before going Ito San Diego, Cal., their future home. Attorney Thomas Armstrong Jr. the Montezuma Canal Com pany’s attorney in the water suit was an incoming passenger from Phoenix Thursday morning. At torney Armstrong’s business here is to look after the interests of | his clients in the readjustment of the water rights before Judge Doan who is holding an adjourn ed session of the District court commencing Thursday of this week. Attorney Walter Bennett of the legal firm of Kibbey & Ben nett, Phoenix, is attending the adjourned term of the District court this week. Attorney Ben- I nett is the legal adviser of the ! San Jose Canal Company, and is here to represent them in the readjustment of the water rights of the various valley canals. The Difference Anthony Connors of Redrock, ! New Mexico, in remitting sub sciptisn says he likes the Arizo nian and wants it to continue coming. Mr. Connors is not like one to whom a bill w r as -sent re plying that he had ordered itdis- j continued twice and never want-; ed in the first place. Newspaper men find from one to two men in every hundred who will take the paper, on a credit, for a year or so (if the credit is continued) and when a bill is sent lie point blank about it. _ May Real Estate Sale During the month of May the Bishop & Sloan agency made sales of real estate agregating $25,000, this with April sales of over $50,000 shows a good dem and for Gila valley ranches at advanced prices.—Bulletin. j - Dr. Moore, Rev. Aker and B. F. Billingsley came down from Clif ton this morning. What Those Who Feed The World are Doing' ; ~ (Business-Farmer) , Muss Cosper, of Duncan, Ariz, has lived in the upper Gila Valley 1 22 years and says he lives there j because he has never found a better place to live, nor a place where a man could make a good living as easily as he can in this community. For a number of years he was in the cow business but seeing what good things were to be had by farming he is now devoting all his attention to agri culture. This year he has in cultivation about 40 acres. j J. L. Leomard, of Duncan Ari- I zona is an old Sprinfieid, Illinois ! man. About a year ago he mov > ed to the Duncan country and commenced fixing for an orchard. I He now has about 40 acres set [ out in apple and peach trees. Mr. Leonard brought some of his Illi r nois enery with him and since I I locating has been “doing things. ” >; Henry Tippets, of Franklin, Arizona, is devoting most of his time this year to truck garden i ing. Mr. Tippets says he can ■ raise two crops of Irish potatoes . a year and that 15 and 18 pound . heads of cabbage are not unusual. Mr. Tippets has quite a lusty ? young orchard and says the pea ' ches, plums and apples when not , killed by early frosts do fine. Some day he will buy a few smud ; ge pots and then the frosts will ! not bother him. VV. F. Moyers, of Franklin, ? Arizona, has 39 acres in alfalfa this year and expects to get from 4to 5 cuttings. Mr. Moyers has , been living in the upper Gila - | Valley for about seven years and ’ is well pleased with the country, P and is confident as to the future ’ of this neighborhood. Mr. G. W. Johnson, of Duncan, i* | Arizona, has about 70 acres in . cultivation. All in alfalfa and - grain. Mr. Johnson has been in , tne upper Gila Valley for the last . 13 years and while he says that . as much as S3OO an acre can be ; made from garden and small truck, yet it requires too much , work to suit him. He can make , money so much easier from other crops which require less labor that he passes the truck farming up. Mr. Johnson has ■ about 250 acres not under culti vation, the most of which will be brought under irrigation when the “High Line” canal is con ducted, naturally he is interest ed in any movement tending to secure this canal. Mr. James : Gale, of Franklin, Ariz., is an honored and venera-! ble old pioneer with whom it is a pleasure to talk. Mr. Gale, has, like all pioneers had rpany ups j and downs, but no matter how r | “tough” things have come he has presented a brave front and a cheerful disposition. He start-; ed the Model canal, the canal i which irrigates practically all the | land now under cultivation on the | I west side of the river and has seen the velley settle up with a hardy, thrifty class who are rapid ly changing the desert into one j of the most fertile farming sec- j tions to be found in any land, j Mr. Gale has about 80 acres in J cultivation this year, and proud ' ly claims to be the champion Irish ; potato grower in the valley. He prefers the red Willare or the Early York and plants his first crop in February, harvesting in July and replanting in August. Mr. C. Kartchner, of Franklin, Arizona, president of the board of control for the Model canal, 1 has lived 15 years in the upper i Gila Valley and is a most enthus-1 1 iastic “booster” for his county, i Mr. Kartchner has between 150 < County’s Pioneer Democrat Paper 50th WEEK and 160 acres in cultivation this year. Os this about 100 acres is in alfalfa, and 50 acres in barley. ! Mr. Kartchner is doing his part I to raise the standard of the horses of his section. He has a 2-year old Percheron colt that will weigh about 1200 pounds. The colt would class up with the best ! horses of any country. It is the j raising of such horses as this that ! encourage others to improve their stock and as stock in geneiai is graded up the whole neighbor hood is benefited. | Alfalfa Raisers and Dealers Meeting At a meeting held at Thatcher last Saturday afternoon, by the farmers and hay dealers of the valley, the report of W. W. Pol ley who was sent to Texas to look up new markets was receiv ed, and a com m i 11»*e was a p poi nt - . ed to confer with the railroad i officers of the S. P, R. R to see if an equitable freight rate could be secured that would enable alfalfa shippers to enter the Tex -1 as market. Mr. Ph. Freud nthal manager of the Solomon Com -1 mereial Co., was appointed bv ; the eommitte to correspond with | the railway officers to arrange a i meeting with them regarding I rates. Bulletin. Gavit’s Surprise Party Ten citizens of Arizona came to Washington to see if they 1 could do anything to helD along [ the admission of Arizona as a ’ state. They wore the regulation 1 hats, with the four dents in the * crown, and bore a letter of in troduction to John P. Gavit, the Washington Press. Chairman Gavit was glad to see them. His letter intimated that it might i be a good plan to extend a little I hospitality to the Arizonians, and |he led them to the nearest place ;j where hospitality of the kind he ;i imagined was meant was pro- I I curable. J “What’ll it be, boys?’’ asked j Gavit cheerily, thinking to hear I from his companions a unanimous I demand for red liquor, j Instead, each of the ten de corously took a cigar. -Saturday Evening Post. i Saloons Quit Business As a result of the recent local ! option election, eighteen saloons |in Tempe, Mesa City. Wieken | burg and Gila Bend went out of ! business at midnight, Monday', May 29th. Beiber Gets The Silver Beit Sidney Beiber a Washington j republican politician, has pur ! chased the Arizona Silver Belt at ; Globe of James J. Williams of | Tucson, and matters are now ex i pected to sizzle. Ex. i . Living is cheaper in at least | one respect; we no longer need autograph albums. Our idea of hard luck is the fate of the vegetarian when there is fried chicken on the table. Never mind the knockers. Some people are so mean that they point out mistakes in dic tionaries. Men needn’t be conceited; the longer a woman lives, and the more she learns of the men, the less likely she is to be crazy about them. Whi l e there usually seems to be plenty of sympathy for the pri soner at the bar, a number of married men complain that they don’t get their share.