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Duncan Arizonian. [volume] (Duncan, Greenlee County, Ariz.) 1908-1915, April 24, 1912, Image 1

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Local and Personal
On Monday, Claud Packer was
a visitor in our little city.
See the Red Rock Poultry
ad for chicks and eggs. 4Ctf.
Mrs. Anita Gedda of Clifton is
visiting her mother this week.
Mrs. Lennie Hale came down
Saturday mor.o'ng from Clifton.
FOR SALE: Oil Heater, care
of Arizonian
Jack Evans was a visitor in
Clifton Saturday.
Mrs. Harcrow has been on the
sick list the past week.
J. A. Hunter has our thanks
for subscription this week.
FOR SALE—Good business lot
adjoining the Bank of Duncan.
S6OO Apply to L. F. Vaughn.
Rev. Cheek was an incoming
passenger Saturday evening and
held services here Sunday night.
Joe McAlister came over from
Hurley N. M. last Thursday re
turning Monday.
FOR SALE: —Fresh Jersey cow.
Call at this office.
Deputy Sheriff Chas. Keppler
of Clifton was a Duncan visitor
last Thursday.
“Uncle” Ed Cosper farmer
and stockraiser of this section
was a Duncan visitor Thursday.
FOR SALE:—I6-inch John
Deere riding plow, good as new,
at a Bargain. L. B. Stephens. 37tf
See the ad for Minot that fine
percheron Stallion, now under the
management of J. R. Beavers.
Lon Mcßride was in town from
Clear Lake last week where he is
hauling ore.
FOR SALE: —A second-hand
heating stove, cheap. Care Ari-
On Monday J. R. Fowler made
a trip to Lordsburg returning
Tuesday evening.
Mr. A. N. Newhouse passed
through Duncan Friday enroute
to Twin Peaks returning from a
trip to the east.
Duncan employment office; all
kinds of help furnished. Call or
phone. W. H. Harrison & Co.
Chas. Brown from the Denv
er mining camp near Twin
Peaks was in town Sunday re
maining over until Tuesday.
Tom Chilton who has been ab
sent from Duncan for over two
years was an incoming passeng
er Monday evening.
My Automobile for sale cheap
good condition write for particu
lars. J. R. OWNBY,
Lordsburg, N. M.
Jim Cosper is down from Clif
ton spending a few days with
friends and relatives in the val
ley city.
Joseph Elledge was in town
Thursday from his farm at Frank
lin and gave this office a pleasant
GARDEN SEED —Fine assort
ment of garden and flower seed,
both package and bulk, at E. W.
Jim Smith, of Franklin, was
called Monday to the bedside of
his mother whose home is in Saf
After spending a week in our fine
little valley, W. 0. Wheatley,
deputy assessor, returned to his
home in Clifton.
On Sunday evening Mrs. Dora
Rowley, aunt of Prof Dykes, from
Gila Bend arrived in Duncan to
investigate the mines.
We call attention to the new
ad this week of E. W. Taylor,
who is always wideawake and
alert to the needs of his many
Pevoted t 0 the Interests of Greenlee County, State of Arizona and Southwestern New Mexico.
Mrs. Taylor has been quite;
sick the past week, a sufferer
from neuralgia. It ranged across j
her face causing intense pain in
her left eye. Dr. Moore was call
ed several times before relief
On Thursday evening the La
dies Aid met at the home of Mrs.
B. F. Billingsley, occupying their
time in sewing, refreshments
were served and a very pleasant
evening spent.
W. D. McKeehan and family
left last week to take up their
abode in the mountains. Their
many friends will wish them
success and contentment in their
new life on the ranch.
Frank Dees and Bart Gale were
in yesterday and directed us to
send Culver Kartchner the Ari
zonian to his new address at
Chattanooga, Tenn.
We are in receipt of a letter
from Mr. Murray Lee requesting
the paper to be sent to him at
Stockton, Utah. He is desirous
of keeping in touch with the
mines of the Steeplerock dis
At Tombstone last week during
the court proceedings of Cochise
county, Mr. J. D. Boone of Wil
cox was granted a divorce from
his wife Clara Boone. They were
formerly residents of Duncan
and are well known here.
The girls’ club, with Miss Til
lie Spoon as president, held quite
a successful bazaar on Saturday
afternoon. Refreshments and
home-made candies were served,
while nearly all articles on sale,
many of them made by the girls,
were successfully disposed of.
Rev. J. Craig Watt returned
from Globe Tuesday where he
had been attending the meeting
of Presbytery. He reports an
interesting session and a pleasant
time. He will tell the people all
about it at the preaching service
Sunday morning.
On Saturday afternoon little
Miss Laura Clark celebrated her
birthday very pleasantly, while
we did not learn her age we
think she is about six years old.
A birthday party was given in
her honor, which her and her
many little friends enjoyed to the
fullest extent, she was the hap
py recipient of many pretty pres
State Boards Named.
Following are the late appoint
ments made by the governor:
State board of pharmacy—Fred
Fleischman, Tucson; A. G.
Hulett, Phoenix; J. A. Dines,
Tempe; George Martin, Jr., Tuc
son; T. L. McCutcheon, Yuma;
0. 0. Hammill, Douglas; Will
Marler, Flagstaff.
State board of horticulture-
Andrew Kimball, Thatcher; W.
K. Bowen, Mesa, and R. H.
Forbes, Tucson.
State Educational Board
A number of recent appoint
ments have been confirmed by
the senate: A. K. Stabler, of this
city; Ora Staley, of Globe, and
E. A. McSwiggen have been con
firmed as members of the state
board of education. The senate
has also confirmed the appoint
ment of the board of university
regents and the curator for the
historical society.
Well Known Visitors
Judge J. J. Hawkins of Pres
cott and L. F. Vaughn of Duncan,
who, with John T. Dunlap of this
city, have been appointed as a
commission to select a site for the
industrial school, arrived in the
city today en route to the South
ern part of the state. They were
callers at the capitol today.—Ari
zona Gazette.
Indignation Over Foun
tain’s Murder
State Department Declares
It Violated all Rules
of War.
The indignation of state de
partment officials over the execu
tion of Thomas Fountain, the
American gunner, who was cap
tured by the rebels at Parral is
believed to be certain to prejudi
ce any attempt on the part of the
rebels to secure any recognition
of belligerent rights, necessary
to a successful conduct of their
The state departmentdid every
thing in its power to prevent the
execution, which, in its opinion,
'was in violation of the rules of
war of all civilized countries. A
telegram received only yesterday
from American consul Letcher at
Chihuahua, dated on April 9, and
much delayed in 'transmission,
said the consul had protested to
the rebel chiefs against the exe
cution of Fountain, not only at
Chihuahua but at Parral where
the man was arrested.
However, he had just heard
through the local newspapers,
which he believed to be accurate
that Fountain had been tried and
executed that morning.
In the opinion of the state de
partment, the man’s killing was
a deliberate murder. But it is
recalled that in his proclamation
president Taft expressly warned
Americans against participating
in the revolution on either side,
indicating plainly that they would
do so at their own risk. This,
however, does not preclude the
American government from tak
ing measures to secure prepara
tion. Meanwhile there does not
appear to be any immediate ac
tion in contemplation.
Easy Divorce (Killed in
The Lovin bill providing for
the granting of divorces after six
months’ residence in the state
and four in the county, being
modeled after the Nevada plan,
was killed finally today, ending
all chance of such legislation at
this session.
Governor Selects Benson
Governor Hunt has made
known the members of the com
mittee which will inspect condi
tions at the Benson Reform
School. They are L. F. Vaughn,
editor of the Duncan Arizonian,
John T. Dunlap of Phoenix and
Judge J. J. Hawkins of Prescott,
Governor Hunt tendered a place
on the committee to Judge Ed W.
Wells, his republican opponent in
the last campaign, which was re
fused on the ground that business
would not permit him to give up
the required time. —Arizona
School Apportionment
Apportionment of $7945.50
made the Thirteenth day of April
District No. 2, Duncan..s 450.00
“ 3, Clifton... 3100.50
18, Morenci.. 2826.00
“ 19, Metcalf.. 774.00
“ 22, Blue 90.00
24, Chilton... 90.00
27, Franklin. 90.00
“ 30, Day 75.00
32, Sheldon.. 90; 00
“ 35, Coronado.. 90.00 ,
“ 37, Guthrie.... 90.00
“ 39, Toledo 90.00 !
“ 45, Eagle 90.00 ;
County School Superintendent !
Apache Box Mine Sold
For $500,000
New Discovery in Western New
Mexico Taken By Bostonians
Announcements are made that
the Apache Box gold mine, the
new discovey in the district west
of Silver City, N. M-., has been
sold to Smith brothers of Boston
and Springfield, Mass., for $500,-
000. The contract of sale was ex
ecuted in El Paso, The selling
parties were W. N. Small and
John Kniffin.
Shortly after the discovery of
the Apache Box a few months
ago, Messrs. Kniffin and Small
secured an option on the mine
and have succeeded in placing it
with substantial operators associ
ated with Smith Bros., on such
terms that the immediate deve
lopment of the property is assur
; ed.
1 Smith Bros., or the company
they will form, intend to proceed
> at once with the erection of a
• 200-ton reduction mill at the
; mine. The system will be that of
! fine grinding and cyaniding. Lat
er it is probable that the capacity
of the plant will be increased.
The Apache Box is an immense
! low grade gold deposit in a por
phyry dike cut and eroded to a
depth of 900 feet by a mountain
stream which crosses it. It is
1 estimated that its tonnage of
1 milling ore will run into the
hundreds of thousands. Assays
taken show it generally averages
from $6 to sl2 per ton, gold value.
4The Apache Box is situated
twenty five miles north and a
little east of Duncan, Ariz., just
! inside the west boundary of New
Mississippi Levee Breaks
200 People Lose Their
6000 Refugees Have Food to
Last Only 24 Hours
Jackson, Miss., Apr. 20.—1 t is
reported that 200 persons were
drowned by flood waters when
the levees broke and the waters
covered Boliver county. Many
whites were swept to death.
Governor Brewer was advised
today that 6,000 refugees who
are camped at Cleveland have
food to last less than twenty-four
Wilson Claims to Have
142 Delegates
Friends of New Jersey Gov
ernor are Confident of
His Nomination
Washington, D. C., April 20.
Woodrow Wilson won a sweeping
victory in the Democratic pri
maries in Pennsylvania and the
last doubt that he will be nomi
nated for president at the Balti
more convention has disappeared.
Advices already received show
that he will have 70 of the 76
delegates and when the complete
returns are received it is proba
ble that the New Jersey Govern
or will have the solid delegation
of 76 votes.
The Wilson strength to date is
represented as follows:
Pennsylvania (Instructed) 70
Wisconsin (Instructed) 24
Oklahoma (Instructed) 10
Maine (Ins’ed but conceeded) ...B
Kansas (second choice) 20
North Dakota (second choice... 10 '
Total 142
Speaker Clark has 107 delegat- (
es, Governor Marshall has 80 and ]
Governor Harmon 1. The unin- ]
structed and non-committed dele
gates number 105. These are: ;
New York, 90; Alaska, 6; Phil
ippines, 6; Maine (not committed) <
2. Total, 104. i
Giant Titanic Sinks
Goes Down With Most Os
Her Human Cargo.
Something over a week ago
; now, the greatest marine disaster
! i n the history of the world oc
; curred, when the Titantic, of the
White Star Line, the biggestand
i finest of Steamships, shattered
. herself against an iceberg and
. sank with nearly 1700 of herpas
• sengers and crew in less than
[ four hours.
The number of dead will probab
: ly never be exactly determined,
. inasmuch as thefcomplete passen-
I ger list went down with the ves
» sel. The number of survivors is
t fixed at 705 by the report of Cap
. tain Rostron, of the Carpatnia.
i The White Star Line officials be
. lieve the death list totaled ap
. proximately 1635.
The Titantic was of 46,328 tons
r register, with a displacement of
I 66,000 tons. Her total length was
i 882 feet 6 inches, her breadth 92
) feet 6 inches, and she was 175
? feet from the keel to the top of
. the smokestacks. She had eleven
r decks, equal to what was called
a skyscraper a few years ago. '
This vessel, the greatest ma- J
. rine achievement in the history
l of the world, had just recently
, been completed at a cost of $lO,-
. 000,000, and was a floating pal
? ace. She was making her maiden
j voyage across the Atlantic from
5 Europe to New York and carry
. ing a $10,000,000 cargo.
There were 325 first cabin pas
[ sengers on the Titantic, of whom
L 128 were women and 15 children.
- In the second cabin.there were
r 285 persons, including 79 women
and 8 children, and in the steer
age the complement of 710 was
, divided almost equally, it is be
) lieved, between women and men,
with a small percentage of chil
Among the 1320 passengers of
the giant liner were Col. John
Jacob Astor and his wife, Isidor
1 Straus, Major Archibald W. Butt,
aide to President Taft, George B.
Widener and Mrs. Widener of
Philadelphia, Mr. and Mrs. Hen
ry S. Harper, William Stead, the
London journalist, and many
more whose names are known on
both sides of the Atlantic.
On the night of the tragedy t
many were awakened by the «
shock of the collision but for ;
some time did not realize they |
were in serious danger. The ;
wireless operator though was: <
soon sending out messages for j i
aid and succeeded in getting the
New York Cunard Liner. Carpa
thia, to change her course and
come to their assistance, but she
did not arrive until after the Ti
tanic had sunk and was able to
rescue only those who had es
caped in the life-boats.
Shortly after the collision the
women were ordered into the
boats. The rules of the ship were
thoroughly carried out by the
captain who allowed no men to
leave the ship until all women
and children were safely aboard
the life boats. Practically every
woman, excepting those who re
fused to leave their husbands,
were saved. Mrs. Isidor Straus
would not desert her husband
and they perished together. Oth
er well known people to drown
were Col. John Jacob Astor, Maj
Archibald W Butt, George B.
Widner and William Stead. It is
said the men were heroic, sacri
ficing themselves to save the
women and children. It is report
ed that the survivors saw the
lights of the stricken vessel glim
mer to the last, heard the band
playing “Nearer My God To
Thee/’ and saw the doomed hun
dreds on her deck and heard
their groans and pitiful cries
when the vessel sank. Captain
Smith of the Titantic went down
with his vessel.
On the arrival of theCarpathia
the passengers remaining in the
life boats were rescued.
There were sixteen boats in all
and transferring the passengers
was most pitiable. Adults were
assisted in climbing the rope lad
ers, by ropes adjusted at their
waists, while the children and
rabies were hoisted aboard in
bags. Some boats were crowded
more than others and some not
even half full.
Some people were in full even
ing dress and others in their
night clothing or wrapped in
blankets. All were hurried into
the saloon for a hot breakfast.
i hey had been in open boats
in the most biting air ever ex
perienced. There were wives
without husbands and husbands
without wives, parents without
children and children without
On the arrival of the Carpathir
in New York, bearing the ex
hausted survivors, the awful de
tails of the tragedy were told in
all their horror. It is the most
appalling accident known in ma
rine history.
Generous contributions were
secured in New York for the re
lief of the sufferers and every
thing possible is being done tcP
alleviate their misery.
Woman is Made Head of
Child Bureau
Julia C. Lathrop of Chicago,
who is associated with Jane Ac
dams of Chicago in the Hu i
House, a member of the Illino
Board of Charities and a gra<
uate and trustee of Vassar co'.
lege, was appointed by Preside! t
Taft today chief to be in con
mand of the new Children ■
Bureau in the Department < .
Commerce and Labor. This
the first woman to be chief of ;
government bureau.
An Ice House for Duncar
E. W. Taylor is this week a V
ding new improvements to his i
ready well stocked and nicely a
- store. He is building a
room in the back end of his g] -
eery department for the purpe e
of storing ice, its capacily to 1 ■*
at least a car load or more. Tl s
will enable Mr. Taylor to furni h
all customers with ice at a much
cheaper rate than they have her -
tofore gotten it by having small
1 shipments sent in. To thepeoj !e
■ of Duncan and surrounding con
l munity the luxury of ice crei v.
■ and other cold desserts, duri :
the hot weather, ought now to
• become more of a reality and less
a dream/
Court Meets May 1
Judge Laine announced tl a
week that the Grand Jury fort e
spring term of the Superior Co’ > t
of Greenlee County had been
dered to report for duty on W< -
nesday May 1, and the Trial ji
Wednesday May Bth. The ji y
lists for this term of court wi «•*
made up by the Board of Sup < -
visors in January, and accord
to a ruling of the Attorney G -
era!, it was hot necessary unr i
the jury emergency bill pas: -y
by the legislature, to prepare :
new T jury list. It is the gene •
belief that court will be in
sion at least three weeks. *
jury trials have been held i:
Greenlee county since last Oct >1
er, and there are a number of /
fendants being held in the ja
at Solomonville awaiting ti in
who will be brought here int r
for the empanneling of the gran
jury on May I,'
44th WEEK

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