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Greenlee County FOURTH YEAR Endorses Col. Pickett. TUCSON, June 23.—Few have ever conducted political cam paigns more cheaply, economic ally, or regularly than has W. B. Cleary who is in Tucson for a few days, not this time conduct ing a political campaign but to try a case that has been transferred from Cochise to Pima county. Just at present Mr. Cleary feels that he is in the saddle and has nothing to insurge over. Many of his ideas, those that in the past he ardently advocated are embodied in the constitution that was framed at Phoenix and he sees nothing to “insurge over” very strenuously just at present especially as he looks for that faction of the democratic party that controlled the constitutional convention to control the first statehood election. Hence W. B. Cleary is just at presentas mild as it is possible for him to be. Yesterday a reporter had a little chat with Mr. Cleary while the latter was waiting with more or less patience for the closing of the case on trial in the district court and the calling of the case in which he was interested. Af ter going over the political situa tion casually thereporter inquired who was likely to be first senator from Arizona from the south, assuming that one will be drawn from the southern and the other from the northern part of the state to be. “Col. Pickett of Tombstone” came the prompt and unhesitating reply. “He puts his nomination up to the people, he favors popular election of sen ators and has so declared himself. Cochise county will favor him and I believe he will go to the United States Senate. Personal ly I can say unhesitatingly, I am a Pickett man. He is a consist ent promoter of Arizona’s inte rests and he can and does com mand the confidence of the peo ple. He will tell exactly where he stands on all issues and make his campaign upon popular issues.” It was gently hinted that Pima county has some senatorial aspirants that may be heard from, but the speaker promptly waived aside, “That is well enough and proper,” he said, “but Pima county is a republican county arid as such is not in a position to dictate or to name a candidate for the United States senate. Cochise county is the banner democratic county of Ari zona and will name a senator.” he said. It was hinted that conditions were changing in this county and that it cannot be counted upon by the Republicans with any de gree of certainty, but on this Mr. Cleary declared he required to be shown. Deputy Recorder Resigns. Deputy Recorder Bradfield re signed Monday morning and left for Old Mexico. Mr. Bradfield was a very competent young man and has been in the office since the organization of the county last January. Recorder Burke was not long in finding a successor to Mr. Bradfield, Dick Coleman being chosen. Young Whipple Killed. Leland Stanford Whipple, the 18-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Whipple of Clifton, was killed Sunday morning by coming in contact with a live electric wire. The young man was a favorite of all who knew him, and the sad and untimely death will be mourned by all. He was buried Monday, hun dreds of sorrowing friends at tending the funeral and paying their last tribute of respect to a most worthy young man. DUNCAN ARIZONIAN. Devoted to the Interests of Greenlee County, State of Arizona and Southwestern New Mexico. LOCALS See the Ad for the new black smith this week, Mr. Burke. Sheriff and Mrs. English came down from Clifton to spend the Fourth at Duncan. Chairman Cosper of the Board of Supervisors, orders his paper changed from Clifton to Blue. FOR SALE:—Good brown Jer sey cow giving milk, can be bought at a bargain. Mrs. A. M. CROSIER B. F. Billingsley and son Roy went to Lordsburg on the Fourth. Mrs. Williams who has been visiting her brother, Mr. Carter just over the river, left Thursday for Hurley, N. M. Another heavy rain fell last Friday and the river has been almost past crossing. Mr. and Mrs. Tyler returned from Clifton Tuesday accompani ed by their son and his wife who spent the Fourth in the valley. The Gardner Hotel, under the management of Mrs. Munday, is starting off well and Mrs. Mun day has added a full line of up to-date stationery to the office. The efficient district clerk, C. C. Sellers, passed through Dun can yesterday morning enroute to Globe. Judge Shirley’s brother arrived Monday on a visit to him. They had not seen each other for more than twenty years. ■ FOR SALE:—AII my furniture and household effects are for sale at a bargain, by the piece or altogether. Call at my home in Duncan, get prices and. see the articles. Mrs. A. M. CROSIER. L. B. Stephens made a busi ness trip to Clifton last week and was accompanied home by his sister, Mrs. Pruette and her little girl, who spent a week at the home of Mr. Stephens across the river with him and Grandma Morris, their mother Col. M. J. Egan passed through Duncan Sunday afternoon return ing to Clifton from Silver City, where he had been attending to some legal business for the Ari zona Copper company. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Willis and son, Frank, left last Wednesday for the mountains where they will spend a few weeks in the cool shades of the pines, care free and taking a much-needed rest. J. W. Burke’s wife and son came in last Friday from Twin Peaks; they will reside in Duncan as Mr. Burke has rented the Tong Repair Shop and will do a gener al blacksmithing and repair busi ness. Mrs. W. T. Witt and children returned Monday from an ex tended visit to the East; while gone they have visited in Texas and Illinois and have had many miles of travel seeing Chicago and other noted points. J. C. Echlin was in town Thurs day looking after the Internation al Correspondence School stud ents here. Mr. Echlin succeeds F. M. Brown who is now in Chi cago a student in the McCormick Medical College, taking a course on eyes,—Brown will return to Arizona some day a full fledged optician,—it will be “Dr.” Brown. Little Margrette Billingsley was badly burned last night with a firecracker and might have been much worse than it was had assistance not been at hand. She had all the clothing burned off one side and the.flesh badly burn ed before the fire could be ex tingusihed. DUNCAN, GREENLEE COUNTY, ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 1911 Mrs. A. E. Hobbs and son, Master George, came down from Lordsburg yesterday. Misses Lucy and Irene Martin came in from their father’s ranch to spend the Fourth. Nearly all out* Shedon friends were up yesterday to spend the Fourth at the barbecue above town and in Duncan at the Halls. Mrs. E. W. Taylor has been very sick at her home the past week but is much better at this time. Johnny Martin came in for the Fourth and had charge of the bronco riding exhibition here yes terday Supt. Reisinger, Hon. Lamar Cobb and their wives spent the Fourth in Lordsburg going through on the Superintendent’s track motor car. Georgie Phillips is now behind the counter at the Duncan ice cream parlor. Georgie is at home when it comes to waiting on the public. Give him a call. John McDonald is in town from his mining property in the Steeplerock District. Mr. Mc- Donald is one of the old timers of the country and comes to town very seldom. “Paso Del Norte” the -new special car of Eugene Fox, travel ing auditor for the Phelps-Dodge Company, passed through Dun ccn Last Thursday morning at tached to the regular A. & N. M. passenger. The Fourth The Fourth of July barbecue up the river was a decided success in point of attendance and socia bility—a large crowd was pre sent, many from Clifton and other points and everybody seemed to enjoy himself. There was plenty fine barbecued meat with pies, cake, chicken,peaches and plums, and in fact the fat of the land was much in evidence. Swings were arranged from the hanging boughs of the cottonwoods for the young, free ice cream for the young and old. Bronco riding furnished a n amusement for one an all—this kind of an exhibition is always enjoyed—“ Big Boy” doing the principal part of the expert rid ing. But, who “Big Boy” is no one knows; out in the cow camps he is known by that name and no one seems to care as to what the other name might be. In the afternoon there was speaking, with Rev. Mr. Spray berry as the orator of the day. The young folks returned to Duncan soon after the barbecue was over and enjoyed themselves at the dance hall and skating rink where this pastime ran through the afternoon and till a late hour of the night. All in all the Fourth at Duncan was worthy the name of a glo rious celebration. - "" 1 "■ / Jiiiiy* The Big Hoist at the Twin Peaks Mine I Taft Invitation Received In Jail Recipient a Classmate of Pre sident at Yale Oakland, Cal., —Thomas P. | Wickes, serving- a six months’ sentence in the county jail here : for passing a fraudulent check, was playing cards this afternoon when the jailor handed him a : large envelope, date Washington, |D. C. He opened it. It proved |to be an invitation from Presi | dent and Mrs. Taft inviting Wick es to be present at the Taft silver wedding. “I guess I’ll not play any more,” said Wickes, after a moment of |of contemplation, and then he | went to his cell. That is all the I comment he made. Wickes was graduated from Yale in 1878, of the class with President Taft, i A few years ago he was a pro sperous lawyer in San Francisco, | but for a year or so has been | earning a precarious livelihood in | this city. A month ago he was | found guilty of obtaining sls on I a worthless check. Frank Morris Dead. Frank Morris, one of the old time prospectors and miners of this section, died at the Shannon Hospital in Clifton last Sunday morning. Mr. Morris had been ailing for some time and was taken to the hospital for treat ment, where he passed away. Mr. Morris had been here over twenty years and was a well known old timer, with not an enemy in the country so far as we know. He came from Texas and we understand he leaves rel atives there. He owned two mining claims with which he had stayed for years. He liked to read and took papers and maga zines, keeping posted on the pro gress of the world while out in his camp alone. All who knew Frank Morris will regret to learn of his death, and “peace to his ashes” will be the universal wish of all his friends and acquaintances. Dick Coleman Popular. That Dick Coleman is a very popular man was shown last Mon day evening when a number of his friends, upon hearing of his appointment to the office of dep uty recorder, met and gave him a royal reception. It is the gen eral opinion of all that Mr. Cole man will make a splendid official and that the appointment is re warding a consistent and faithful Democrat. Recorder Marries John F. Burke the efficient County Recorder of new Greenlee has taken unto himself a help meet in the person ofMiss Teresa Pulice of Morenci. The couple are very popular and their many friends will wish them much happiness through life’s journey. Twin Peaks Has Bright Future. Joseph Fraser and A. N. New house of Twin Peaks were in town Wednesday and Thursday in the interest of their property in the Twin Peaks district. The Twin Peaks mining company is becoming known all over this section as a property of much promise, and with the careful development and live manage ment they have had from the be ginning they are now beginning to see some realization of their earlier hopes. Having spent about two thousand feet of develop ments, which has shown much good ore, they are in a position now to hold out more than a mere hope to those who wish to take a trial investment in min ing. The management has been conservative from the beginning, partly from choice, and partly from necessity, and the manage ment having at all times looked for the best obtainable at the lowest price they certainly have made some great strides in the way of proving their ground. They have gone down into the ground and proven the existence of large ore bodies. ’' Morenci Leader. Some Signing. Chairman Cosper of the Board of Supervisors has just completed the task of signing 148 bonds with coupons ranging from 20 to 38 each. This task required Mr. Cosper to sign his name about 4392 times, or as Mr. Cosper him self says more times than he has signed it in all the rest of his life. These bonds were for $147,00 given by Greenlee county to Gra ham county, covering old Gra ham’s bonded indebtedness and was made necessary by the leg islative act creating Greenlee county. General Moving Day. The closing days of June and July Ist will be a general moving day for several of the county res idents. Geo. C. Evans will move to Layton from his ranch east of town, and District Attorney A. G. McAlister will occupy the Evans’ house, having recently purchased the property. M. Corn bleth, cashier in the Solomon Commercial Co.’s store, will oc cupy the residence vacated by Attorney McAlister, and Deputy Sheriff Ussher will move into the Solomon cottage where the Corn bleths now live. Probate Judge J. A. Woods of Thatcher has leased the Frank Richardson res idence and has moved his family up from Thatcher, so the Judge will be convenient to the court house that he can ever be ready to attend to any matters pertain ing to his office.—Bulletin. Agricultural Growth Department of Agriculture is sues following report concerning growth of Agriculture in Ari zona. Total value of farm land and buildings, 1910, $47,034,000; Average value per acre has in creased from $5.90 in 1900, to $33.91 in 1910; Average size of farm in 1910 was 154 acres as against and average of 333 acres to each farm in 1900; the average value of farm lands has increas ed 475 per cent, and the average value of farm land and buildings has increased 436 per cent, the number of farms in 1910 was 8,078, an increase of 2,269 over the number of farms in 1900. Board Met Saturday. The Board of Supervisors met last Saturday, July Ist, as a Board of Equalization. Some raises in valuations were made and then the Board adjourned to the sth to meet as a Board of Supervi sors. I County’s Pioneer Democrat Paper 2nd WEEK BOOST FOR ARIZONA Development Board Appeals to All Citizens to Aid in Adver tising the New State. The Arizona Development Board requests the co-operation of every body in boosting for the new state and especially would we urge that all who visit points outside of the territory during the summer make the most of their opportunity when meeting strangers and tell of some of the great advantages and attractions we have here in Arizona. Arizonans must stand together as a unit in the advancing of the interests of all Arizona and right now there is no end to the work that can be done if those who visit outside of the territory work always for their homeland while away. We cordially invite your co operation to this end now and always. Boost. Yours very truly, Arizona Development Board. By H. V. Taylor, Tucson Cham ber of Commerce, Pres. E. P. Grindell, Douglas Chamber of Commerce and Mines, Vice- President. Harry Welch, Phoenix Board of Trade, Secretary. Gila Valley Prosperous. (From the Business Farmer.) Chas. E. Dallas, Fort Thomas, Arizona, has a 160-acre farm and is anxious to see more people come to the Gila Valley and help develop its great possibilities. W. H. Alexander, of Duncan, Ariz., is a convert to hogs. He has one of the prettiest places in the Upper Gila Valley. It is a sight worth going a long ways to see his cozy vine clad home and his fat and healthy hogs feeding contentedly in the alfalfa lots. Mr. Alexander expects to breed up his stock just as fast as he can. Jno. K. Chilton, of Sheldon, Arizona, is opening up a new place but has about 40 acres in cultivation and expects to pay considerable attention to fruits and vegetables. Mr. Chilton is full of energy, and knowing the great opportunities offered in this line is going to reap some of the benefits. If you should ever have occasion to visit the Sheldon neighborhood call on Mr. Chilton by all means. His hearty wel come will make you want to live neighbor to him. The Sextons, consisting of R., O. and S. R., have a little valley all of their own, just below the town of Sheldon, Arizona. They have in cultivation about 100 acres and are living a quiet, peaceful, contented life, and do not bother about Canadian reci procity or any such abstruse questions. Mr. C. E. McKelvey, of Shel don, Ariz., has been living on his present place about three years and has twenty-five acrei in onions, wheat and barley. Mr. McKelvey is giving most of his attention to his hogs and poultry. He favors the Berkshire and Pol and China and the barred Ply mouth Rocks. Mr. McKelvey says that barley is one of the finest hog feeds in the world. G. W. Greear has just moved into the Sheldon, Arizona, neigh borhood and has commenced de velopment work on his farm. He will have in about 60 acres this year, most of which will be in corn. He expects to get from 50 to 75 bushels to the acre. Mr. Greear’s place is well adapted to melons, potatoes and vegetables and he will find more profit in these than in raising corn.