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PUBLISHED WEDNESDAYS Entered as 2nd class mail matter Subscription $2.00, In advance This paper is kept on file at the Dake Advert s ng Agency [incorporated,] 427 South Main St. Los Angeles, and at 12 Geary St., San Francisco where contracts for advertising can be made. DIRECTORY. NATIONAL. Carl Hayden - Member of Congress STATE George W. P. Hunt - - Governor Sidney P. Osborn - - Secretary David Johnson ' Treasurer J. C. Callaghan - - - Auditor C. O. Case ... Supt. Public Schools George Purdy Bullard - Attorney General Miss Sharlot Hall, Prescott Historian Judgesof Supreme Court— Alfred Franklin - * Chief Justice D.L. Cunningham - Associate Justices Henry D. Boss Many a man has reached the heights by putting up a bluff. Wonder why Mr. Taft didn’t try to get a job somewhere as contributing editor. If you want people to sit up and take notice simply make a noise like a hundred dollar bill. We have always noticed that it is much easier to find fault than it is to provide a ramedy. About the time a man is old enough to have acquired fairly good sense his neighbors begin calling him an old fogy. A woman just has to worry about somebody staying out late at night. If it isn’t her husband or the hired girl, it’s the cat. Those New Jersey bandits weren’t the first to threaten to “kill Wilson”. The Bull Moosers tried to do it their darndest. if Madero doesn’t come to his sences within the ten days, he’ll soon be in a position to envey the* Sultan of Turkey. It’s a curious thing how a wo man can be perfectly comfortable in kid slippers and spiderweb stockings if she only has a nice warm muff. It’s a curious psychological fact that a suffragette woman who is so delicate that she nakes her husband “walk the baby” at night can be strong enough to hike on foot from New York to Albany to bombard the legislature A Californian has patented a document envelpe with an inner lining of asbestos covered with carbon paper to receive and re tain copies of inscriptions writ ten on an outer paper covering should the latter be destroyed by fire Chinese women have decided to adopt the use of skirts, just as our Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt suggests trousers for the women of this country. Those Orientals never will catch up with their Occidental sisters. Two Kansas farmers met one night recently in the road. Both were carrying lanterns. “What are you carring a lantern for?” asked one. “Trying to find the man thatpromised to reduce taxes And why have you a lantern?” “Pm looking for the man who believed that his taxes would be reduced.” At last account neither had found his man. The Duncan Pharmacy IS ALL THAT THE NAME IMPLIES PRESCRIPTIONS OUR SPECIALTY J. L. T. WATTERS, Prop. Duncan, - Arizana PRESENT TARIFF FOSTERSFRAUDS Domestic Cotton Fabrics Sold Americans as “Imported." CHEATING THE CONSUMER Less Than 2 Per Cent Comes From Abroad, but Americans Pay Ex orbitant Price For Home Goods Be cause of Deception and Prohibitive T ariff. By ROBERT KENNETH MAC LEA, [Formerly consulting expert of the tariff board.] New York, Aug. .—The prohibitive tariff, revised upward by the Payne- Aldrich law, permits and fosters wholesale frauds upon the American consumer of cotton goods. Less than 2 per cent of the cotton fabrics consumed in the United States comes from abroad, because the pro tective duties have been made so high that importation is unprofitable. Yet fully one-third of the cotton piece goods going over retail counters is as “IMPORTED” or under a foreign origin. This deception is generally perpe trated upon the consumer for the pur pose of obtaining exorbitant prices for domestic goods. The consumer, believing the goods are imported and knowing that the tariff adds excessively to their cost, pays 50 to 100 per cent more than a fair price and does not suspect that he is being cheated. Drains the Pocketbook. Let us go straight to a specific ex ample of the operation of this fraud. Take the tariff board’s cloth sample No. 56, described as a “printed dim ity.” This is a medium priced cotton fabric known to almost every Ameri can housewife. What woman or girl hasn’t possessed a dimity dress withiD the last few yearsV And if she went to the cotton goods counter and bought the material by the yard she no doubt saw such signs as: A IRISH DIMITY, X The World’s tariff editor visited with me a department store in a New Eng land city of 100.000 inhabitants and found recently a counter piled with tbese goods, placarded: f REAL IRISH DIMITY, % % 19 cts. V We procured samples of all of them. There was not one piece of imported goods in the lot. Investigation proved that the store buyer had purchased these “Irish” dimities from a Boston jobber at 10 cents a yard and that they were made in a New England mill. Here was a supposed “bargain” in a supposedly “imported” fabric, on which the retailer was taking a profit of 00 per cent! Thi« happens to be a fabric repre senting the highest efficiency in Amer ican manufacturing. It is a class of goods In which we can compete ad vantageously with any country in the world. The tariff board’s investiga tions discovered on sample No. 56 an American cost of production of 7 1-3 cents a yard. In all the mills inves tigated the board’s representatives found that the low and high costs of manufacture of this fabric did not vary half a cent a yard. Who Gets the Profit? The manufacturer of this American dimity, that is sold as “imported” and “Irish," does not get the excessive profit, in some instances the manu facturer does, hut here he sells to the jobber at H cents, taking only a nom inal manufacturing profit of two-thirds cent a yard The jobber sells to the retailer at 10 cents, a 25 per cent mar gin for the jobber. In Canada, with 25 per cent tariff, a cotton fabric costing 10 cents a yard would be sold to the consumer at 12V& Anvonesending a sketch and description quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an invention is probably patentable. Communica tions strictly confidential. HANDBOOK on Pateuta sent free. Oldest agency for securing patents. J’atents taken through Munu & Co. receive special notice, without charge, in the Scientific Biierlcan. A handsomely Illustrated weekly. I.argest cir culation of any scientific Journal. Terms, |3 a ye’-r; four months, Sold by all newsdealers iiKiN&Co. 36,8 ' Md ™»' New York ISraucb Office. 625 F St- Washington, D. C. J. G. Blaine Jr. The “Plumed Knight, the Silvery tounged orator,” wil tour the west the coming year and will lecture in Duncan in January or February, on modern thought, common sence and fr«e *p«aeh,—Advt. ALL AUTHORS ARE TALKATIVE If You Know One, Be Tactful and Let Him Converse About His Work. I know nothing about really great authors, but I think I speak for a large number of the followers of the trade when I say that they like to talk about their work, one great rea son being that writing is a lonely pro fession. If you write, as a rule you must do it by yourself; or if you do attempt it in company, you or the company will be sorry. Therefore, when the writing is done, and a sym pathetic listener offers, the writer is glad to wipe out some of the lonely hours with a little conversation. So, if you know an author, don’t be too breathless about his calling; treat him like a human being. Let him talk a little, and do not be shocked if he manages to keep the tears back when he tells you about his last short Btory. Only, be tactful. Do not say, as an eager acquaint ance once said to me: “Oh, I do think it is so interesting to write. It must be just fascinating when your manu scripts come back!” I discovered af terward that she 'meant proofs in stead of manuscripts, but the mistake of just that single word made me, who am usually so garrulous about my trade, feel for the time being that I really did not care ever to speak of it again. So I repeat, let the poor author talk, but he tactful. —Atlantic Monthly. R. L. S. IN THE ADIRONDACKS Stevenson, While Fighting Off Dis ease There, Seemed Indifferent to the Laws of Health. Robert Louis Stevenson, for so wise a man, seems to have been singularly unaware of, or indifferent to, the laws of health, but that, too, may have been part of his wisdom. He spent the winter of 1887 in the Adirondacks struggling against the disease which was not to subdue him for seven years. He lived in a little cottage that was much overheated and from which all ventilation was carefully excluded. The smoke of his incessant cigarettes obscured the atmosphere and perhaps helped to drive away the visitors who came to gaze upon him as one gazes at a lion in a den. Fashionable call ers were specially unwelcome and Stevenson once remarked, according to an account In the Medical Record, that “it isn’t the great unwashed which I dread, hut the great washed.” But whoever else was unwelcome there was always a greeting for Rich ard Mansfield. It is an impressive, al most a tremendous picture, that of the clouded room fitfully lit by the flames of the log fire and Stevenson huddled close to the warmth while Mansfield at the other end of the rooom gave his weird impersonation of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. It must have been like God looking upon his handiwork and finding it good. King’s Watch in Pawn. A time-honored London tavern, the Castle, at the corner of Cowcross street, facing Farringdon street, en joys the unique distinction of being also a fully-licensed pledge shop. Over a door in the bar, which gives access to the landlord’s private room, and thrown into bold relief by the official document behind it, the his toric three-sphered symbol is dis cernible. Anyone may here negotiate a loan upon his personal belongings without being under the necessity oi first calling for refreshment. This strange combination of busi ness dates from the reign of Georget IV., who, after attending a cock fight at Hockley-in-the-Hole, applied to the landlord of the castle for a temporary accommodation on the security of his watch and chain. By royal warrant a few days later he invested that obliging boniface with the right of advancing money on pledges, and from that time down to the present a pawnbroker’s license has been annually granted to the Castle. This hostelry is mentioned once or twice by Dickens. —Stray Stories. In Classic Boston. Signs seen in Boston, according to the Transcript: Placard at a moving picture show: “Young children must have parents.” In a barber shop win dow: “During alterations patrons will be shaved in the back.” Sign in a Tremont street store: “Empty boxes — suitable for Christmas gifts.” In a tailor’s shop: “We dye for others, why not let us dye for you?” In a cloth ing store: “These pants will look bet ter on your legs than on our hands." A silversmith has a place next door tc a restaurant. The former having put up a placard: “Jewelry of all kinds plated.” The restaurant keeper fol lowed with this: “Oysters and little neck clams plated.” Dress for an Earthquake. An old lady was staying at a hotel at Nice at the time of the earthquake. "My dear,” she was wont to say, “I was simlpy tumbled out of bed and the ceiling cracked. I threw on a fur cloak and unconsciously pulled on one long black suede glove, and when I got down to the hall and found all the other guests —my dear, I was the best dressed woman there!” Not as Bad as He Feared. “I will be your Nemesis!” she hissed. “All right,” he sneered. “I was afraid you might take advantage of the fact that this is leap year aud in sist on being something else." HUNTING FOR BLACK OPALS Gem Is Found in Matrix of ironstone and Sandstone in Australia— Sapphires Rank Next. The gem most sought after in Aus tralia is the black opal, declares a writer in the Daily Consular and Trade Reports. It appears in limited quantities in the matrix of ironstone and sandstone in the Lightning Ridge district of New South Wales. It is estimated that since 1890 opals val ued at over $5,500,000 have been found in the state of New South Wales. The state of Queensland also produces many opals, the production up to the present time amounting to nearly $1,000,000. Sapphires rank next among Aus tralian gems in value of production. They are found in New South Wales and in Queensland, chiefly in the lat ter state, in the gravel or creek beds. The gems show excellent fire and luster, but the color is darker blue than the oriental sapphire. In Queens land the present production amounts to about $75,000 per year, the total output to date being about $700,000. Other precious gems found in dif ferent parts of Australia include emer alds, turquoises, topazes, ircons, gar nets, rubies, amethysts, tourmalines and beryls. Diamonds are found to a limited extent in New South Wales and in South Australia. In the latter state the total production up to date has been somewhat over $500,000. These diamonds found locally" are used mostly for glass cutting, while South African diamonds are mostly used in the jewelry trade. Pearls found in pearl shall fishing along the northern coast of Australia are usual ly small, but their aggregate value is probably considerable. FIRM SUPPORT FOR HAMMOCK Neither Trees Nor Porches Needed When Using Contrivance Recently Invented by Tennessee Man. It is no longer necessary to have trees or a porch in order to swing a hammock. A Tennessee man has in vented a hammock support which not only has all the advantages of the natural support but shade, but in cludes many virtues of its own. This contrivance consists of two bars, tel escoping one on the other. At one end of each bar is a pedestal on which stand uprights, shaped like the letter Support for Hammock. “A.” To the tops of these uprights the hammock is swung. Advantages of this support are that the two ends can be moved as far apart or as close together as the telescoping bar will permit, and the uprights may be giv en any slant desired by means of brace rods, which fit into holes bored at intervals along the bottom. The whole thing can be taken apart and folded into a small space when not in use or can be put up in the house as well as outdoors. A canopy can be made to shield any person using the hammock from the sun. ! Science I The first airman’s map has appeared in, Paris. Seeds of maple trees have been known to germinate in ice. Pneumatic boxing gloves have been invented by a Philadelphian. From powdered port wine and stout bottles is made the best sandpaper. On an average a man’s hair turns gray five years earlier than a wom an’s. Acetylene torches for use in dense fogs have been supplied to the Paris police. The colors of butterflies are influ enced by the temperature of the air in which they live. A collapsible boat, invented by a Frenchman, can be folded to carry in an ordinary- suit case. The raising of goldfish is an indus try which has been conducted in China from remote times. A collapsible boat, invented by a Frenchman, can be folded to carry in an ordinary suit case. Despite their lesser area, Germany, Russia and Austria produce more po tatoes than the United States. Radium bearing minerals recently discovered in the Mt. Painter field in South Australia are to be mined. Mosquito netting is an ancient Greek, if not Egyptian invention, even if it does seem a new Yankee idea. An instrument for measuring the nocturnal terrestrial radiation of neat has been invented by a Danish scien tist. Q i The Bank of Duncan g We Pay 4 Per Cent on Time Certificates of Deposit Qj Is prepared to transact all branches of Pe* domestic banking. Accounts are solic ©ited from firms, corporations and indi viduals, who may rely upon courteous ©consideration and the best terms that are consistent with good business methods. Ijpl Very truly yours f&k g 13. R. LANNEAU, cashier JOHN EVANS Irrigation Surveying a Specialty. REAL ESTATE & INSURANCE AGENT Represents:— The American Surety Company of New York, Fireman’s Fund of San Francisco And Arizona Fire Insurance Co. Notary Public And Conveyancer. Duncan, Arizona. FOR SALE—Babbitt metal, this office. FOR SALE ~ Old papers, 25c per bundle; at this office. Gqod to go under carpets, in cup boards. kindle fires & etc. HIDE AFFIDAVITS:—for sale at this office. Notice for Publication 0378 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR U. S. Land Office at Phoenix,! Arizona. Nov ember 12th. 1912. k* . ■ NOTICE is hereby given that Charles E. Mc- Kelvey, of Sheldon, Arizona, who, on August 6th. 1908, made Homestead entry, No, 0378, for SEI-4 NWI-4, SWI-4 NEI-4, Nl-2 SEI-4, Section 3, Township BS. Range 31 E. G. &. S. R. Meridian, has filed notice of intention to make Final Three Yrs. Proof to establish claim to the land above described, before Ben M. Crawford, Clk. Os the Superior Court, at Clifton. Arizona on the 23rd. day of December, 1912. Claimant nomes as witness**: H. B. Harris, Tim Chapman R. L. Herrell S. L. Daniels, all of Sheldon Arizona FRANK H. PARKER Register. Notice for Publication 01513 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, U. S. Land Office at Phoenix, Arizona, November, 12 th., 1912. NOTICE is hereby given that Dock E. Wilkuns, of Franklin, Arizona, who, on Nov. 6th., 1908, made Homestead entry. No. 01513, for Nl-2 NEI-4, SEI-4 N El-4, NEI-4 SEI-4, Section 5. Township 9E. Rang/32 E.. G. &, S. R. Meridian, has filed notice of intention to make Final Three Year Proof, to establish claim to the land above describ ed, before Ben M. Crawford, Clerk of the Superior Court, at Clifton, Arizona, on the 23rd., day of December, 1912. Claimant names as witnesses: Garnett Gilliland. Owen G. Odell. T. J. Nateans, James F. McGrath all of Franklin Arizona PRANK H PARKER Register. NOTICE A con trace is to be let on the Sun Set Ditch for the year of 1913: by order of the Board of Directors the following is a form of the contract that has beeu agreed on: Contractors shall furnish bonds to amount of contract. Contractor shall clean ditch, keep banks clear of muds and brush so that no trash shall hang in to ditch. Width of ditch shall be kept uniformally the sam® as it is now, (no less). Contractor shall in case of breaks or washouts, coused by rain or high raise in the river, put on force and put water in ditch within a reasonable time. At all times stock holders shall have preference to team work as long as teams are satisfactory to contractor. Work is subject to the inspection at any and all times of Sun Set Ditch Directors. Dam and head of ditch seoll be maintained so that a ditch of water may be had at any and all times. During rainy season or in time of flood in river when contractor cannot find sufficient help to put the ditch in order when crops are in danger. Stockholders agree to put on teams and men at controctors prices until such danger is past. Board of Directors reserve the right to accept and refuse any and all bids. All bids must be in on or before the 20th day 7 of Dec., 1912. Address all bids to SUN SET DITCH CO., Box 42 Duncan, Arizona. The Duncan Meat Market. EVERYTHING FRESH and UP-TO-DATE. OUR PRICES ARE RIGHT, GIVE US A CALL, SULLIVAN & COSPER, Props. DUNCAIN, .... ARIZONA The Gile Valley Realty & Loan Co. DUNCAN, ARIZONA, J. L. T. WATTERS, M'g’r. Has for sale several irrigable farms, as rich and pro ductive soil as there is on earth, where 10 acres with in- > tensive cultivation will make a man rich in a few year*. Unexcelled Markets and ffligh Prices for all Produce. THE WHI7KIS KING The BEST ail-round Family Sewing Machine that can be produced. Made in both ROTARY and VIBRATOR styles. The rotary makes both Lock and Chain stitch. The latest up to the minute steel attachments with each ' machine. Sold on easy pay ments. Send name and add ress for our beautiful H. T. catologue free. WHITE SEWING MA CHINE CO. 14G0 Market Street San Francisco, California iHOME WARRANTED FOR ALL TIME, If you purchase the NEW HOME you win have a life asset at the pried you pay, and wi *. not have an endless chain of repairs. 1 jfr Quality hgl P Considered If you want a sewing machine, write for OUr latest catalogue before you purchase. The New Home Sewing Machine Co,, Orange, Mass.