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Greenlee County FOURTH YEAR FATE OF ARIZONA Still Hangs in Doubt —Battle in Senate now on. Up to the hour of going to press no word has reached here as to whether or not a vote has been taken on the Statehood bill now under consideration in the Senate. As previously agreed upon, this measure was taken up Monday morning and made un finished business for the day, which means the Senate will not adjourn until the vote is taken. For reasons not difficult to ex plain the adherents of the ad ministration are making a hard and bitter fight against Arizona, as a state which will give an overwhelming Democratic ma jority at the next presidential election and send two Democratic Senators and six congressmen to Washington is not a desirable ac quisition to an administration which realizes that it has trouble enough ahead in the next cam paign. This is the real point at issue between the president and the Territory of Arizona, and not the “initiative the referendum or the recall.” That Arizona’s enemies will do all in their pow er to prevent admission to state hood is certain; but it is also cer tain that our friends in congress are strong enough to force the question squarely up to the pres ident, and let him shoulder the responsibility. Late dispatches state that there is great uncertainty in Washing ton over the outcome. The Flood resolution may pass the senate, the Nelson substitute may pass, or a new amendment compromis ing the two may be adopted. All efforts have recently been directed toward getting a form of resolution for Arizona that will pass muster at the White House and the people of Arizona are willing to eliminate the recall as applied to judges, in order to meet the dictation of the pres ident, and it is now practically assured that both territories will come in under a resolution which the senate will pass either today or tomorrow. Will Enter Race for Congress. John R. Hampton left the first part of the week for Washing ton, D. C., on a combined busi ness and pleasure trip. Mr. Hampton expects to be present when the final vote is taken in both houses on the admission of Arizona to Statehood. Before leaving for Washington Mr. Hampton made the state ment to several friends that in the event of Statehood he would be a candidate for congress.— Era. Admitted to Pioneer Home E. G, Bradley of Metcalf, Greenlee county, was admitted to the Pioneer home at Prescott yesterday. Bradley came to the territory in 1880 and settled in Apache county, where for twenty years he engaged in the cattle business, becoming a man of considerable means. In 1900 he moved to Graham county, again engaging in the cattle industry. About six years ago he was crippled for life by having his feet frozen. Since that time, being unable to work and paying for every known cure in the medical science, he has spent all his accumulated wealth, until now at the age of 75, and after thirty-one years in Arizona, has had to make appli cation for admittance to the Pioneer home. His application was signed by a number of the most prominent men in the east ern section of the territory. — Sun. DUNCAN ARIZONIAN. Devoted to the Interests of Greenlee County, State of Arizona and Southwestern New Mexico. Death of Col. Greene Prominent Figure of the South west and Largely Instru mental in Its Devel opment. At his home in Cananea, Mex., last Saturday morning at five o’clock, Col. William Cornell Greene died of acute pneumonia which developed from injuries sustained in a runaway accident the previous Monday. Col. Greene was a picturesque character of the Southwest, and his name is familiar to every one who knows anything about the recent history of this section and its wonderful development. He first came into promin nece because of his meteoric rise from a penniless prospector to be the directing genius of the Cana nea Copper camp which he dev eloped from an old abandoned prospect until it reached its pre sent productive capacity of 100,- 000,000 pounds of copper annual ly, and it is in this connection that he is most widely and favor ably known. In the panic of 1907, owing to heavy losses in the stock market in New York Greene gave over the management of his Cananea properties but still maintained large interests. After losing control of the Cananea Col. Greene set about developing other properties in Mexico and thereafter spent most of his time in that country. Besides his minn ing investments Col. Greene was the owner of great cattle ranches in various parts of that country. At the time of death Colonel Green was about sixty years of age. He was understood to be a native of New York, though a dispach from Cananea states that he was born in Wisconsin. He came into the west at the age of seventeen. He was a government contractor in Kansas and later in Colorado. Then he engaged in mining and prospecting in Yava pai County, Arizona, with indif ferent success and in the eighties went to Cochise county and set tled along the San Pedro. It is said of him that no man who had ever was his friend, either as partner, companion or employe, ever ceased to be his friend. His sudden and great weltah made no change in him. but he diffused it freely in behalf of those who had known him in humbler days. Col. Greene is survved by his wife, four sons and three daugh ters. They were all at his bed side when the end came, except the eldest daughter, Mrs. Langs low. There was no man better known in Arizona and Sonora than Colonel William C. Green. Big hearted and generous to a fault, he reckoned his friends by the score. Funeral services were held over his remains at his home in Cananea Monday morning, after which the body was taken to Los Angeles for burial. An Enjoyable Social A very enjoyable social affair was the party given at Mr. and Mrs. Jack McAlister’s residence Monday night to a number of the young people of Duncan. Various games helped to speed the merry hours along and ice cream and cake, served in generous quanti ties were palatable refreshments for the occasion. Those present were: Misses Maud Cosper, Lucy Cos pre, Ethel Black, Pearl Rhea, Forest Stewart, Esther Chilton, Lila Cheatham, Lula Olney, Ila Rhea. Messrs. Toles Cosper, Oak Williamson, Ernest Foster, Jim Foster. DUNCAN, GREENLEE COUNTY, ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 1911 • \XV. : TWIN PEAKS DRIFT INTO RICH SULPHIDES All the Clifton people who have returned from their trip to these mines last Saturday are excep tionally well pleased with what they saw. Most of them had their jackets filled with samples from the late strike. This late strike is said to be of great im portance. The vein is from four to seven feet wide of solid, massive sulphide that is heavy with pyrit es of iron. No assays as yet have been made, but old timers say it is rich in gold and silver and an ideal cyanide ore. Seven drifts are being run on free gold shaft, all of which are following the vein and are look ing fine. The late strike men tioned above is on the 100 foot level suit, above 130 feet in the monmouth and a great body of ore is looked for from the fact that they are running into a big blow out of rhyolite that comes to good values on the surface. J. O. Baylor in a few days will go to Twin Peaks to take charge of development work during the absence of Supt, Alex Fraser in California.—Era Attempt to Break Jail. Another attempt at jail break ing in Clifton last week was frus trated by Deputy Sinnott. While making the rounds in the prison one day he observed small particles of mortar on the floor in one of the corridors. In vestigation showed that the first layer of brick from the inner wall had been removed. To as certain who the would-be jail breakers were, Sinnott did noth ing but kept watch. During the three days of his vigil he learned that three prisoners were en gaged in the attempt to dig a hole through the wall. Two the men, Robertson and McCoy, were doing the work, while Lyman, the other prisoner involved, was constantly about the door evi dently standing gaurd to warn the others of the approach of anyone from the outside. A hole large enough to admit of the passage of a man was al most through the two-foot brick wall when the deputy walked in at an opportune time on the pri soners, catching them at actual work. Carefully preserving parts of the outer brick, when not work ing, they patched up the open ingso as to almost defy detec tion. Cotton, taken from the mattress of a bed, was used to imitate the white mortar between brick. Common sticks were used to dig and pry out the brick. Robertson and McCoy are thought to have records in the criminal world. They are the pair that were recently arrested at Maricopa for burglary, and, escaping from the improvised jail, committed a similar offense before being captured. VIEW OF THE TWIN PEAKS- Near Duncan. There is slight chance tor them to avoid appearing before the court of Pinal county at the Oc tober term. Era. Announcement W. R. Chambers announces for the benefit of his clients that he will return to Arizona and be at his office at Solomonville, on and after August 14, 1911. A Heaqy Load Nearly three tons, or to be exact 5800 pounds is a good load for any wagon, yet this was the net weight of a load of hay which W. T. Gale hauled to town one day this week on his new Stude baker, recently purchased from E. W. Taylor. It was a 31-4 inch wagon. For capacity to carry load and light draft the Stude baker cannot be beat. To Bridge the Gila. A Washington Dispatch says: W. H. Andrews, delegate in Congress from New Mexico, to day presented a bill in the house for an appropriation of $200,000 for the construction of a new bridge across the Gila River in Grant County. Gila Ranch Fruit. Fine peaches now ripe and ready for market, 2c per pound at the ranch; delivered in Duncan at the usual price. LABOR DAY A Proclamation by the Gov ernor. WHEREAS, by an act of Con gress, the first Monday in Sep tember in each year has been designated as Labor Day to be known and observed as such; and WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that one day in the year should be set aside and observed as a holiday in recognition of the fact that labor, toil and effort constitute the basis of all pro gress and all human welfare. NOW THEREFORE, I, RICH ARD E. SLOAN, Governor of the Territory of Arizona, do hereby proclaim and declare Mon day, the 4th day of September, A. D. 1911, a legal holiday, and recommend that insofar as may be done without public inconven ience all business be suspended, and that the day be observed in a manner befitting the occasion. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my Seal hand and caused the Great Seal of the Territory to be affixed. Done at Phoenix, at the Cap itol, this 3rd day of August, A. D. 1911. RICHARD E. SLOAN. By the Governor. R. A. KIRK, Assistant Secretary of the Territory of Arizona. We will have in a car of coal and deliver it for $950 per ton so put in your order, I. F. & M. E. Campbell. 7tf. Local and Personal Mr. J. E. Cosper came in town ! Saturday on business. John Clay gave this office a pleasant call Saturday. Ray Sexton of Sheldon was a a Duncan visitor Thursday. A gentleman’s lobby—Ander son’s pool hall. J. C. Handburrie went on a business trip to Wilcox this week. T. J. Nations came in yester day from his ranch at Franklin. W. E. Cruckson, the prominent goat man, was a caller at the office Monday. Mrs. Gardner of the Gardner Hotel was down from Morenci last week. J. A. Hildreth made a business trip to Clifton Thursday return ing Sundav. Bills are out for a grand dance at Hobbs’ Hall, Saturday night. See ad on another page. Phone J. H. McCleskey for fine Peaches 2 l-2c f. o. b. Duncan or 2c if you come after them. Miss Nora Bigler of Central, Arizona, is up visiting with her aunt, Mrs. J. A. Hildreth. Mr. Dan Fraser, president of the Twin Peaks Mines, was a Duncan visitor Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Adams re turned last week from New Jer sey, where they went to visit Mr. Adams’ people. Four pool tables are at your service. Come in and enjoy yourself. P. W. Anderson & Co. “Dee” Cheatham, one of the valley’s prosperous farmers, was in town from his fine farm up the river Friday. Dan McPhail, who is manufac turing the cement brick for the Methodist church here, went to Clifton Saturday to spend a few days. Jason Steer has returned from a several months visit in Ohio. Mr. Steer says there is no place like Duncan and the beautiful Gila Valley. Mrs. A. N. Newhouse and chil dren and her brother, Mr. Alex Fraser, left for a trip to Calif ornia yesterday morning. Mr. Newhouse accompanied them as far as Lordsburg. Tom Green, who was struck by lightning some two weeks ago, is now able to walk about some, but cannot speak, which faculty he will be the last to recover. — Era. Call J. H. McCleskey for fine Peaches 2 l-2c f. o. b. Duncan or 2c at his orchard. Mrs. E. Kruger accompanied by her two daughters, Misses Alma and Cora, and Will Freeman, came up from Safford Sunday to visit Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kruger of this city. They returned home Tuesday morning. The home of Mr. and Mrs. Will iam Lloyd was brightened last Saturday, the sth, by the arrival of a girl baby weighing ten pounds. Dr. Briley was the at tending physician. Mother and child are doing well. For Rent —The Spoon dwelling houses in Duncan, three of them. Apply to L. F. Vaughn. Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Vaughn, little “Sweetheart” Jane, and Loren F. Jr., left last Wednesday morning for a vacation of several weeks duration on the coast. During their absence Jack Page, the “old man” and “the devil” will try to look after the horse and chickens and incidentally get out the Arizonian until Mr. Vaughn’s return. County’s Pioneer Democrat Paper 7th WEEK B. F. Billingsley made a busi ness trip to Clifton Sunday. Mrs. J. W. Burke is on the sick list this week. David Williams Jr., was in town yesterday from his ranch above Franklin. Sam Daniels, one of Sheldon’s prosperous farmers was in Dun can Friday on business. FOR SALE. Fine Newark seed potatoes, second planting. Apply to Jasper Gale. The first crop of water mellons are now coming on, Vane Gould, of Sheldon bringing the First in and they are certainly fine ones. James A. Gamble was in town yesterday from his ranch at Franklin examining the new cas ing for his well which J. W. Burke is busily engaged on. Irvin Phillips one of the old Duncan boys who has been gone from here for several months, returned last Wednesday from Mogollon, N. Mex. where he has been working for some time. Call at E. W. Taylor’s and see that fine Mirror he is giving away. Messrs. W. E. Cruckson and E. W. Taylor have leased their herd of Angora goats to Fred Daniels for a term of two years. Mr. Daniels is an experienced goat man and with the splendid range now existing enters upon his contract under the most fav orable conditions. We wish him success. Cigars and tobacco, pool tables, good lounging chairs and, in fact, a good, cool place to rest, be so ciable and enjoy yourself, at P. W. Anderson & Co’s. The old timer, Jimmy C. Mc- Gowan, who was brought up from Duncan four months ago suffering with dropsy, is able to be out of the county hospital and is fast recovering. He speaks in the highest terms of his treat ment and the management of the institution. —Era. Cleaning and pressing done at the City Barber shop. Rates rea sonable. Work guaranteed. We are here to stay give us a call. Ira Harper, the well known old time citizen of Greenlee County, who went east a month or so ago is ip New York City. He will return shortly by the way of Virginia to again look over the proposition of buying several hundred acres in the Cumberland mountains from Mrs. V. E. Bur tcher of Duncan. Mrs. Harper and daughter came home on Fri day’s train and Mr. Harper is expected to arrive in about two weeks. —Era. We have three horses, three buggies, three iron hay-wagons we wish to sell cheap for hay, grain, cottonwood or black wil low. Apply at Campbell’s. Peaches, 2 l-2c f. o. b. Duncan or 2c at my orchard. Phone J. H. McCleskey. Teacher Wanted Mr. George B. Gamble, clerk of the board of trustees of the Sheldon school district, was a Duncan visitor yesterday and paid the Arizonian a pleasant call. Mr. Gamble states that the affairs of their school are in splendid shape, a new and com fortable building having just been completed, and all that is neces sary for a successful term is a good teacher. There are suffi cient funds on hand to conduct the school for six to eight months. The board is anxious to obtain the best teacher possible and in-. vites correspondence or a visit by competent parties. FOR SALE— Babbit Metal at this office.