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I"-'I DUNCAN ARIZONIAN.
FOURTH YEAR PRESIDENTIALVETO HELD UP Will Not Be Launched Until After Consultation With Cabinet. Congressman Flood Has Prepared Another Resolution, Intended to Meet the President’s Objections—Will Be Rushed Through Before Congress Adjourns. Washington, Aug. 14. President Taft’s veto message, which is now stated semi-officially, will denounce the recall of the judici ary in the Arizona constitution without stint, will not be sent to congress today. This decision was reached after a cabinet meeting at which the veto message was fully outlined and discussed. The message will probably remain in the White House until Taft returns from his visit to Ocean Grove, New Jersey. He will return Wednesday. (Special to the Democrat) Washington, Aug. 14. —The latest report from the house is that Representative Flood, chairman of the committee on territories, has another resolution already prepared, admitting Arizona and New Mexico, with the elimination of the recall. It is understood the resolution will be rushed through the house and senate, and be the final act of the special session. County Rangers Appointed Two Ranger Deputy Sheriffs were appointed by the Board of Supervisors this week. Frank Hodges was appointed Ranger Deputy in the northern part of the county and Frank Willis was appointed at Duncan. The rang er deputies receive a salary of $125.00 per month and will be subjected to the call of the sheriff in outlying districts. Resignation Not Accepted The resignation of J. K. Bull ard, justice of the peace for the Duncan precinct was returned to that gentleman by the Board of Supervisors last week with the endorsement written thereon: “Not Accepted.” The difference between Mr. Bullard and the Board arose at the July meeting of that body when a deduction was made from the demands of Duncan Justice. This action of the Board was followed by Mr. Bullard’s resignation. Later it was discovered that the justice’s charges were* legal and correct, and his resignation was returned with a lettler refusing to accept same. Score one for the Duncan justice. AUBREY-MUNDAY A quiet but very pretty wed ding took place at the Gardner Hotel yesterday morning at 7:30 the presence of a number of their most intimate friends, Mr. William Aubrey and Mrs. W. S. Munday were united in marriage by the Rev. J. W. Aker, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church of this city. Both the contracting parties have lived in Duncan for a num ber of years and are highly re pected by all who know them. Mr. Aubrey is the section fore man on the A. & N. M., at this place, a position he has held for a number of years. Mrs. Munday has also been a resident of Duncan for four or five years, engaged in the hotel businsss and is at present con ducting the Gardner Hotel. After a delightful breakfast served in the hotel dining room, Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey took the morning train for El Paso, speed ed upon their way by the hearty good wishes of their friends in numerable old shoes and slippers and pounds of rice. The Arizonian extends congra tulations to the couple and wishes them happiness and prosperity in their wedded life. Mrs. D. E. Wilkins was in from Franklin Sunday, spending the day with Mrs. J. A. Hildreth. Devoted to the Interests of Greenlee County, State of Arizona and Southwestern New Mexico. Mineral Exhibit for Greenlee The Board of Supervisors at the regular meeting last week appropriated the sum of S2OO for the purpose of sending a mine ral exhibit to the Territorial Fair in November. Fair Commi.:3io er Wheatley is at present engag ed in gathering the exhibit. DIED. The relatives and friends of Mrs. Mary Arhelger were pain fully shocked last Friday to learn of her death from heart trouble at Santa Rita, N. M., where she went a couple of weeks ago. So sudden was her illness and demise that the end had come before the relatives were notified. Mrs. Arhelger (nee Dunnigan) grew to womanhood in Duncan, where her parents formerly resid ed and had many friends here. She was a sister of Mrs. Joe McAlister of this place. At the time of her death she w r as about 26 years of age. She leaves two childrens to survive her. Her remains were brought to Duncan for burial and were fol lowed to the cemetery by a host of sorrowing friends and relati ves. Rev. J. W. Akers conduct ed the services. Government Crop Report Not Encouraging” A tremendous decline in the crops generally throughout the country and traceable to drought and intense heat, occured during last month, as indicated by offici al figures and estimates in the monthly crop report of the de partment of agriculture. The report is the worst, as to general crop conditions that the department has issued for any single month since 1901. The area most-seriously affected ex tends from New York and Penn sylvania westward to the Rocky Mountains, embracing all the great corn, wheat and hay pro ducing states in the country. In the southern states with the exception of Virginia and North Carolina, ample rains serve to maintain generally favorable con ditions. These conditions thus far continue to be favorable. Conditions in the Pacific north west are regarded as excellent, although during July that terri tory suffered from a brief but excessively hot period. Gila Ranch Fruit. Fine peaches now ripe and ready for market, 2c per pound at the ranch; delivered in Duncan at the usual price. DUNCAN, GREENLEE COUNTY, ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 1911 A TRIPLE TRAGEDY 1 Jealous Lover Murders Two Wo men at Metcalf, Then Com mits Suicide. A gruesome tragedy occurred at Metcalf about ten o’clock a. m. August sth, when Gregorio Villa real shot two women down in cold blood while they were walking on the street, and then, hurrying back into his house sent a bullet through his own head in an at tempt to commit suicide. Deputy Sheriff Arnett and G. M. Harris were among the first to reach the scene of the mur der. There they found the two women lying in the trail where they had fallen. Anna Estrada, who had her baby in her arms when she was shot, lay with her limbs doubled under her, face downward, having neither moved nor spoken after the bullet that ended her life crashed through the brain. Her mother, Susana Sanchez (known also as Yepez) was still conscious at the time the officers arrived and did not have the appearance of having been fatally wounded. She was removed to the emergency hospi tal and later to the Shannon hos pital at Clifton, where she died late that night. The man who committed the double crime was found lying on a cot in his room with a bullet hole in his temple and a 38-cali bre Smith & Weston revolver by his side, still alive but uncon scious. The motive for the crime is believed to have been jealousy. Villareal had lived with the girl he killed for the past two years. She left him about two months ago and went to live with her mol her. After trying in vain to persuade her to come back to him he left the country, sup posedly for Old Mexico, but turned back from Lordsburg with the avowed purpose of killing both women. He believed that the girl’s mother had influenced her. On the morning of the killing he had gone to the home where the mother and girl resided and had tried to effect a reconciliation but was unsuccessful. Mrs. Sanches, or Yepez, was the mother of three daughters, all of whom have met violent death. Both of her older daugh ters were murdered by their husbands. Anna’s husband is now serving a term for trying to kill her about three year’s ago. The father was murdered several year’s ago, this making five vio lent deaths in one family.—Era. Arizona’s Mineral Output For 1910 According to the territorial auditor, Arizona had a mineral production in 1910 of the value $42,229,882, a few thousand dol lars less than the value of the 1909 production. It was the out put of fifty-one companies and consisted of, chiefly: Copper pounds 295,275,529 Gold ounces 1252,252 Silver ounces 2,092,738 Lead pounds 1.068.093 Zinc, pounds 6,134,418 Lime, tons ...25,763 The companies producing over $1,000,000 in value were: Copper Queen Cons ....$9,342,697 United Verde 5,624,459 Superior & Pittsburg. ..3,569,667 Old Dominion 2,668,030 Shannon 2,067,845 Shattuck-Arizona 1,878,982 Marble was reported for the first time in 1910, namely, 504 cubic feet. The year’s output also included 13,000 tons of silica and 32,470 units of iron. - VIEW OF TWIN PEAKS MINING CAMP. New Text Books For Our Public Schools At a recent meeting of the Territorial Board of Education, held in Phoenix, an entirely new set of text books for use in the public schools of Arizona, was adopted. This action was taken by authority of the law which permits the Territorial Board to change the text books once every four years. This ac tion, however, will entail a great expense upon the parents of children throughout the territory as every child of school age will require a complete new set of books when the school term of 1911 commences. Arizona’s Taxable Wealth Abstracts of the duplicate as sessment rolls from all the coun ties places Arizona’s net valuat ion, after deducting all exempt ions at $94,672,217.12. In the list of counties Greenlee stands fifth, with a valuation of $7,- 308 524.75. certainly a good show ing for the youngest county in the territory. The valuations of the various counties are as follows: Maricopa $21,461,442.32 Cochise 19,013,731.64 Yavapai 11,678,458.33 Pima 8,117,253.05 Greenlee 7,308,524.75 Gila 6,779,017.76 Coconino 4,300,609.64 Yuma 4,069,355.80 Pinal 3,592.843.73 Graham 2,977,000.00 Navajo 2,541,466. uO Mohave 2,239,968.34 Santa Cruz 2,438,714.82 Apache 1,205,750.94 LOCALS Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Wagner came in from Twin Peaks yester day on business. The dance at Hobbs Hall last Saturday night was pronounced a grand success. Donald McLennan left Monday morning for California where he will visit with relatives. Mrs. J. E. Allen, of Lordsburg, came down Monday to spend a a few days with her husband Mr. Allen, who is a section foreman at this place. Mrs. Juana Ramirez, a Mexb can woman of this place died last Monday night. Her death was caused from heart trouble. She leaves her husband only to sur vive her. Fred Krueger left Monday morning for Los Angeles, where he has gone to look out a location for his future home. After he gets located his wife will join him. Dow Dunnigan, Sr., came over from Animas, N. M., last Satur day to attend the funer al of his daughter, Mrs. Mary Arhelger, who died at Santa Rita, N. M., last Friday and was shipped here for burial. Work to Be Resumed on San Diego and Arizona Road. From San Diego comes the wel come news that, beginning with September, active construction of the San Diego & Arizona rail road is to be resumed and pushed with all vigor to completion. Construction of this line began some two years ago, the project then being under control of the Spreckles interests. Work pro gressed slowly, for some reason, and finally the enterprise was taken over by the Southern Pa cific company. For some distance the route is through the northern edge of Mexico (Lower Califor nia) and possibly the outbreak of the Mexican revolution last fall had something to do with delay ing construction. The projected line is of great importance to Arizona, and es pecially to the Salt River Valley, as the eastern terminus is Yuma. With the completion of the Ari zona Eastern from Phoenix to Yuma—this line is already under operation to the Hassayampa riv er, fifty miles westerly from Phoenix the line from San Diego to Vuma will give Phoenix a di rect Southern Pacific route to San Diego. This direct line to the finest harbor on the coast will be of extraordinary import ance to central Arizona as soon as the Panama Canal is finished. A significant feature of the re sumption of constrnction of the San Diego & Arizona railway is the evidence thus furnished as to the larger plans of the South ern Pacific company in respect of the new “through line” across Arizona. Presumably the South ern Pacific interests would not go to the heavy expense of build ing from San Diego to Yuma un less with the intention of carry ing out the greater project of a level line up the Gila river via Phoenix to Lordsburg, New Mexico —the Arizona Eastern project. Apparently the South ern Pacific people are confident that the secretary of the interior will decide in favor of the rail way company in the controversy over the Gila canyon right of way. The eastern branch of the Ari zona Eastern is in operation for one hundred miles east from Phoenix, and the continuation of line from its present terminus to Lordsburg, on the present main line of the Southern Pacific, only awaits permission to go through the Gila Canyon, according to the railway officials.—Arizona Republican. Mineral Surveys Approved. The surveyor general has ap proved the official surveys of the Chicalo, Union, Edinburg and Palmerston lode mining claims, all situated in the Copper Moun tain mining district, Greenlee county, and designated as miner al surveys Nos. 2936, 2938, 2940 and 2941, respectively, the Ari zona Copper company, claimannt. I County’s Pioneer Democrat Paper THE DEATH ROLL Two Pioneers of the Gila Valley Answer the Reaper’s Call. Mr. Petar Andarson, a highly respected citizen of Graham county and one of its early pi oneers, died suddenly at his home in Safford from an attack of acute indigestion, after an illness of only a few hours. From the Guardian we learn the following particulars: Mr. Andarson arrived at the Olney Hardware Co.’s store, of which he is part owner, shortly before 8:00 o’clock, and complain ed of feeling ill. Dr. Warner was summoned and found that Mr. Andarron was suffering from an attack of acute indigestion. Under his orders Mr. Andarson was taken to his home on the ThatcherjDrive, where the doc tor still attended him. About 10:45 he asked to be moved to the library where he was placed on a couch. A few minutes later he passed away. Mr. Andarson was born in Nor way, September 16, 1852, and was 59 years of age at the time of his death. He came to Ameri ca when quite a young man and settled in North Dakota. Later he went to Minnesota, where he married Miss Isabel Handy. About 1878 they came to the Gila Valley and Mr. Andarson took up the homestead where he lived at the time of his death. This property he developed into one of the finest ranches in the Gila Valley. Mrs. Andarson died July 20, 1903. Two years ago Mr. Andar son was married to Miss Ruth Wilson, of Globe, who survives him. Mr. Andarson was a fine type of manhood, generous and phi lanthropic. During his first wife’s life having no children of their own, they raised and educated three orphan girls, all of whom are happily married. He always took an active in terest in the upbuilding of the valley, and at different times was a stockholder and promoter of many enterprises, comprising stock raising, farming and min ing, and recently being one of the principal stockholders of the Bowie Land Improvement Co. For many years he was president of the Union Irrigation and Canal Co. Thomas J. Neese Thomas J. Neese died at his home in Stockton Pass Tuesday, after an illness of several years. Death was due to paralysis. The body was brought to Solomon ville, where it was interred on Wednesday. Thomas Jefferson Neese was a native of Peru, Ind., but went to Missouri when a young man. He was in the confederate service for five years, being a member of Company H. Ist Missouri Cavalry. After the war he came west and was one of the early pioneers of this valley, coming here in 1875, and is well-known by many old timers, especially those who were here during the military days of Ft. Thomas. It was dur ing that time that the mercantile firm of Neese & Voelckel did an immense business at Ft. Thomas. Since coming to this county he has held several public positions, at one time being county treasur er. Mr. Neese leaves no family, his wife having died one year after their marriage in 1872. He never re-married. He leaves two Drothers in the valley, W. C. Neese, of Safford, and Frank Neese of Solomonville. Two other brothers and one sister live in the East. Bth WEEK