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Greenlee County FOURTH YEAR Robertson Loses Out. San Franeisco, July 6. —The United States Court of Appeals has handed down a decision affirm ing the lower courts in the case of William D. Robertson, marshal of the town of Safford, Ariz., who was sentenced to fifteen months’ imprisonment for shooting Wayne Pursley, a resident of the district. Pursley made himself a nuisance on the public streets and became involved in a fist fight with a man named Campbell. Town Marshal Robertson separated the two men and in attempting to arrest Purs ley the latter broke away and went to his room. Bobertson went to a saloon, secured a revolver and going to Pursley’s home again attempted to arrest him. There was a scuffle and Robert son hit Pursley over the head with a revolver. Pursley drew a knife and attempted to stab the marshal. Robertson shot Pursley and the man died. Good Record for Bank. In the tabulated statement of the Territorial Banks of Arizona, prepared by Bank Comptroller G. A. Mauk, of June 7th, 1911, we find that The Bank of Duncan ranks above eleven other Terri torial banks in the way of the amount of business done and de posits, and is even ahead of one national bank. This ought to be a showing of which stockholders and depositors can be proud for a home institution; and, this is not all —it is a barometer of the amount of business done. $75,167.02 deposits is, indeed, a good record for our home bank. The bank is safe and sound, man aged ecor#)mically and with the very best business principles. Hon. H. C. Day, the president, spends considerable time when here, in the bank; his methods of business always inspire confi dence. W. D. McKeehan as vice president, and E. W. Taylor as second vice-president, with B. R. Lanneau managing the business as cashier insures confidence in every patron of the bank. Hard to Beat. In a private communication from Jas. T. Tong, formerly of Duncan but now of Cananea, Mexico, we learn that he thinks this mining section beats them all. Mr. Tong says. “Those who are looking for a better mining district than the old Steeplerock and the Mayflower will travel a long way.” When a man is in the famous Sonora mining country, and espe cially at Cananea, and then has Steeplerock and the Mayflower districts looming up before him as one of the best mineralized sections known to him, this alone should cause prospectors and in vestors to take some degree of comfort. Rev. J. L. Young Resigns. Rev. Mr. Young has tendered his resignation as pastor of the local M. E. church and returned to his home in Texas. Mr. Young goes back to enter college, where he will complete his theological course requiring about two years. He was a gen eral favorite here and was one preacher of whom we never heard a slighty remark. He is bright, has a knack for attending to his own business, makes friends readily and will, no doubt, carve out a destiny that will be a credit to himself and a blessing to the world in which he moves. He likes Duncan and every body; he likes Arizona and hopes to return to the new state after finishing his course and resume pastorate work. His numerous friends here wfll wish him well and look forward to the time when he may return. DUNCAN ARIZONIAN. Devoted to the Interests of Greenlee County, State of Arizona and Southwestern New Mexico. Greenlee County Assessor Makes Record. Every taxpaver should consider what it means in dollars and cents to him if not from any other standpoint, of having an assessor who is fearless when it comes to assessing property of the countv, —one who favors no one, but assesses everything at what he thinks is fair and on an equitable basis. This no one can dispute if they will take the pains of look ing over the assessment just com pleted by Jas. H. Kerby, Green lee county’s first assessor. He has raised the assessment from $5,- 762,466.44 to the enormous figure of $8,300,000, thus making it feasible for a tax rate not to ex ceed $1.75 this year as against previous rates ranging from $2.85 to $4.00 per SIOO. He has mailed you a copy of your assessment with a great deal of extra hard work so as to avoid errors, and those of you taxpay ers who have been fair in giving in your assessments, where there has been no great change, just stop and figure what the present assessment will mean to you —it has no doubt saved you at least SI.OO perjiundred on your assess ment or $lO per thousand. It brings capital into the county for investment and we believe it is the duty of every taxpayer to be present at the meeting of the Board of Equalization the third Monday in August and see that the present assessment is upheld, for it now rests in the hands of the Board of Supervisors. Has Big Pastorate. Rev. J. W. Aker, pastor of the M. E. Church at Duncan, has per haps more work just now to do than generally falls to one man. Mr. Aker is the only M. E. Min ister in Greenlee county at pres ent; he looks after the church in Clifton and finds time to hold services at Sheldon and Rich mond; he is, with the assistance of others, building the Methodist church here in Duncan and at the same time building his own resi dence and improving his recently purchased land south of town; and, all this is not enough to in terfere with his official duties as County School Superintendent. Did it ever occur to you how much work one can do and how little some others get along with. Superintendent Aker is perform ing all his duties to the satisfac tion of all concerned although he is handicapped by being deprived of one of his lower limbs and one hand. Clark Delivers Address. Hon. H. W. Clark, of the law firm of White & Clark of Silver City, delivered the oration of the day at the big Fourth of July cel ebration this year at Silver City. Hon. J. R. Waddill of Deming had been selected for that pur pose, but for some reason he failed to respond and Mr. Clark delivered the address, which is commented upon in a most favor able way by the El Paso Herald. White & Clark carry a profes sional card in the Arizonian. The New Smelter Site. It is understood that the exact location of the site for the new smelter of the A. C. Co., Ltd,, is not in controversy with the placer claim locators and that building operations can go forward with out any delay on this account. Upon the return of Superintend ent Carmichael from the north, where he has been inspecting the big smelting plants of the Amal gamated Copper Co., it is ex pected that work will be started on the plans for the new smelter. —Era. DUNCAN, GREENLEE COUNTY, ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 1911 TEACHERS SELECTED New Board of Trustees Make Con tracts For Ensuing Year at Clifton. The teachers have all been chosen for the next school term with one exception. The position still vacant is the first assistant teacher in the High School. The corps of teachers selected are as follows: Miss Kerby, Mrs. Woodberry, Mrs. Wallace, Miss Trumpass, Miss Ethel Gibson, Miss Gibson, Miss Priest, Miss Martin, Miss Terrel, Mrs. Carleton Mrs. Spann Miss Agnew, Miss Greer, Mr. S. F. Collehon, Prof. O. Halverson, Miss Cavanaugh, Miss Mary Tut tle, Miss Shirley, Miss Fisher and Mrs. Gray. Mr, S. F. Collehon, who comes to Clifton from Virginia, will be the principal of the Grammar Schools. Prof. Halverson will be the Principal of the High School and Miss Cavanaugh, sec ond assistant. The first assistant is yet to be chosen. The High School course for the coming year will include a thorough commer cial course and a mannual train ing department will also be added to the public schools of Clifton. Concentration Plant For Twin Peaks. The Twin Peaks company, it will be noted, has installed mod ern sinking appliances at their property near Duncan, Arizona; and they are now considering the installation of a 5-stamp concen trating plant. This is wise be cause their development will pro duce ore sufficient to keep the mill running constantly and thus they will have exact results on values, concentration, etc. A big mill would be foolish at this time, but a small one is most excellent judgment. —EI Paso Mining Jour nal. Twin Peaks Popular in Clif ton. We find that the Twin Peaks Mining company, the officers of the company and the mining property itself, is becoming very popular in the great Clifton-Mo renci mining district. Men are now wanting to “get in on the ground floor” and every indication is that there is abso lute confidence in the future of Twin Peaks mining district. Stock will soon be going up, and in fact stockholders have already been notified that stock owned by the company and being offered for sale will be advanced within the next 30 days. Billingsley’s Store Burglarized. Last week B. F. [Billingsley’s store was broken into and about $lO in small change taken. Mr. Cheatham, chief clerk, says that the work was a pretty smooth piece of business. No clue as to the burglar is known. oeje e VIEW OF RAILROAD AVENUE. DUNCAN, ARIZONA. Dr. Ricketts Visits Clifton. Dr. L. D. Ricketts, general manager of the Greene-Cananea Company in Mexico, and who has been retained by the Arizona Copper Co., Ltd., as Consulting Engineer in the construction .of the new reduction works for the A. C. Company, arrived in Clif ton Wednesday evening. Dr. Ricketts was in consultation with Acting General Manager Thom son during the evening and on Thursday made an inspection of the present plant of the company in order that he might acquaint himself with the general condi tions which will be met with the improved plant. While here Dr. Ricketts paid a visit to Morenci where a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Gila Valley Bank & Trust Company was held. Speaking of the conditions at Cananea, Dr. Ricketts stated that the provisional government took charge of municipal affairs at Cananea in May and since that time the big Mexican copper camp has been quiet and orderly and the new officials carrying forward the administration of af fairs in an orderly and systemat ic manner. The general manager of the Greene-Cananea company report ed the affairs of that company in a most satisfactory condition and stated that the output for the company in May was the great est on record. When asked if his visit here at this time meant that immediate steps would be taken towards the erection of the new reduction plant for the A. C. Co., the Dr. replied that there was nothing contemplated for the immediate future and just when the actual work of construction would be gin he could not state. Dr. Ricketts left on a special train at eleven o’clock last night on his return trip to Cananea. — Era. From Our Exchanges (From The Bulletin) John Evans and family came down from their home at Dun can Monday to take in Safford’s celebration and visit with rela tives and friends. See Prof. Rhoads of the ma chinery department of the S. C. C., for full information regard ing the fighting qualities of badgers and bull-dogs, more es pecially badgers. Attorney Lee N. Stratton of Safford was a county seat visitor Thursday. The young attorney that arrived at his home last week is doing well, and in due season will undoubtedly become a member of the present legal firm of Stratton & Lynch. John Eply after a six weeks’ sojourn in Los Angeles is again to be seen on the streets of the county. John say ’tis nice coun try California, only trouble he had was getting lonesome while in Los Angeles, but since his re turn home that lonesome feeling has left him. It is rumored over the street that Trinidad Michelena is mak ing a special study of badgers and their habits, and in time he may give a course of lectures on the fighting qualities of the badger family, based on his own experience. (From The Era) J. F. Fraser, of the Twin Peaks company, was in the city Mon day, on business. The company is working 25 men regularly on development work, and is run ning a double shift in the shaft sinking. The shaft is nearly to the 300 foot level. Almost one-half of the patrons of the postofflce who receive their mail in private boxes found their combinations locked on Sun day last and a red card staring them in the face. It read “Box Rent Due.” There was a steady stream of callers at the postoffice ou Monday morning. W. J. Healy, night mine fore man at the Twin Peaks, came over on Wednesday’s passenger from York, and stated that the properties of the company were all being extensively worked and producing ores of fine values. In one of the main shafts at 265 feet, the sulphides are growing stronger with each sinking shift. E. J. Riley, former manager of the Spaw Transfer, drew the plum Wednesday as deputy county recorder, vice W. S. Brad field, who resigned the first of the month to travel to far off Peru, where he has an excellent position. Mr. Riley vvill make a good assistant for recorder Burke as he has had experience in the work at Yuma. Dr. J. J. Shirley, of Washing ton, D. C., arrived in Clifton this week on a visit to his broth er, Probate Judge, Theo. Shirley. Mr. Shirley states that Arizona has attracted a great deal of at tention throughout the country during the past year and espe cially in Washington. He is of the opinion that Arizona will cer tainly get statehood, if not at the special session, at the next regu lar session certain. The Democrat is tired of this saloon agitation, and in the fu ture will have nothing to do with a campaign of that character. The business men of Phoenix went on record as opposed to prohibition, but continue to feed the adder that stands ready to sting them at the earliest oppor tunity. As far as this paper is concerned, prohibition or no pro hibition will not effect its publi cation. So we shall attend to our own business in the future and allow men interested in the quest ion to fight it out. —Arizona Democrat. County’s Pioneer Democrat Paper 3rd WEEK LOCALS R. L. Herrell came in last Wed nesday from Rodeo. For Sale —Good fresh milk cow and calf. Apply to J. A. Hunter. The cement has been received for the building of the new M. E. church. A. N. Newhouse was in from Twin Peaks mines Thursday on business. Rev. J. W. Aker is having his residence south of town erected as fast as possible. John Evans and family went to Safford to spend the Fourth and visit friends and relatives. New Notary—H. M. Watson of Buckeye, was yesterday appoint ed a notary public for this county. Republican. John Stewart, brother of Con stable R. S. Stewart, has been visiting here from Safford the past week. Hon. H. C. Day returned last week to his home in Pasadena, California, after a few weeks here looking after business mat ters. The Lordsburg Liberal says Jim Hill, of Duncan, as chef for the big barbecue there on the Fourth, prepared his meat in fine shape. Orris Phillips has succeeded Page & Phillips as proprietor of the Duncan Restaurant. Orris will prepare a meal for you while you wait. Later —Orris quit. Mrs. J. T. Tong has rented the Lacy property indthe north part of town where she is cozily dom iciled and is taking a limited number of boarders. We acknowledge receipt of subscription from Mrs. V. E. Burtcher and Mrs. P. W. John son (formerly Miss Ruth Burt cher) of Austin, Texas, for which we are thankful. W. T. Witt returned home last week from a visit with his folks in Texas. Mr. Witt met Mrs. Witt and the children in Texas on their return from Illinois and accompanied them home. If you want to buy as little as SIO.OO you will more than save the amount of your fare in the savings you will effect when you go to Clifton to take in the Ba zaar Department Store’s Semi- Annual Slaughter Sale. Dr. Dietrich, chief surgeon of the Arizona Copper Co., announc ed his resignation of the position he held with the company for several years. After returning from Seattle to Clifton for a short stay, Dr. Dietrich expects to leave for Europe. Dr. Smith, of the A. C. medical staff, has been appointed to succeed Dr. Dietrich. J. A. Hunter was in town last Friday on business; while here he gave this office a call and says they have about 400 hens, which shows they are getting into the poultry business on a good scale. Mr. Hunter has a fine piece of land over the river and is culti vating a few acres with a pump and gasoline engine. And, he expects to put more under culti vation as fast as he can get around to it. Pioneer James Gale and family returned last Wednesday from Safford where they spent the Fourth. Mr. Gale says the cel ebration was a grand affair and especially a grand display of auto mobiles. But, that the crowning feature of the day was the mas terly effort of the Hon. Wiley E. Jones, who delivered the oration of the day. Mr. Gale says that this address vvas one of the best he ever listened to.