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. . THE MOHAVE COUNTY MINER AND OUR MINERAL WEALTH'fcTURDjkue&flBBR 5, 1918.
ARIZONA BOY LOSES
HIS LIFE IN BATTLE!
Albert Pitts, son of Mr. and Mrs.
James A. Pitts, of Seligman, was kill
ed in France on the 29th of August,
at the battle of Jauvigny. The fam
ily is well known in Kingman. Young
Pitts was attending an eastern college
and enlisted in a Wisconsin legimcnt
and was set over about four mor.t'.w
CAMP FIRE GIRLS
The Camp Fire Girls are now i.ie l
ing every two weeks and1 aie cor.ti.u.
ing their knitting, turning out a good
ly amount of work each month.
The girls are planning a dance for
Hallowe'en night, Thursday, October
31 at the Elk's Hall. It will be a
maquerade and good music will be
The People Overruled
The Story of how Tom Campbell was deprived of the Governorship after hav
ing been elected by the people. Not only counted out but forced to pay
$4122.25 to Hunt as costs
"The opinions of the court are nub
lished to the world, and remain upon
the archives for all time, and their
errors and injustice, if any, may be de
tected and exposed."
Chief Justice Alfred Franklin,
This is a brief story of the proceed
ings by which Tom Campbell was de
pnved of his office as governor of
Arizona, to which he was honestly and
tairly elected by the people of the
state in 1916.
Following the general election held
on November 7th, 1916, a canvass
of the returns of the election judges
of every precinct of the state with
the exception of Wilgus in Cochise
county and Camp Ten in Coconino
county was made by the supervisors
of every county, and was sent to the
Secretary of State after a substitu
tion was made in Coconino county,
at the request of the secretary of
Campbell Declared Elected
The secretary of state made a de
claration of the result of the canvass
showing that Campbell had been el
ected by a majority of thirty votes
George W. P. Hunt, the defeated
candidate, started a contest, his at
torneys filing and serving papers on
Thomas E. Campbell on Wednesday,
December 6th, 1916, at 4:30 p. m.
charging fraud and irregularities in
every precinct in every county of the
state. The next morning at 9:30,
attorneys for Hunt demanded imme
diate production and inspection of
sixty odd thousand ballots of the
Osborne Refuses Certificate
The secretary of state refused to
give Governor Campbell his certifi
cate of election on demand, although
these certificates had been earlier
issued following previous elections,
On December 18th, 1916, Judge
Stanford threw the contest case out
of court because Governor Campbell
had no certificate of election. On
December 21st, 1916, an agreement
was signed at 9;00 o'clock in the morn
ing, on which Governor Campbell's
attorneys, in order to hurry the case,
waived a jury trial. They also al
lowed the contest case to be resumed
in the superior court in exchange for
the certificate of election to which
Governor Campbell was entitled
The certificate was issued' by Sec
retary of fatate Osborne forty minutes'
after the signing of the agreement.
On Monday, January 1st, 1917,
Governor Campbell went to the state
capitol to be inaugurated. Notice
was given that only twenty of his
friends would be permitted to enter
the capitol building. Gunmen barred
the entrance to the executive office,
assisted by deputy sheriffs of Mari
copa county, who stated that Gov'
ernor Campbell could not take office
because January 1st was a holiday,
although the sheriff and his deputies
had taken office on that date.
Supreme Court Seats Campbell
On January 2nd, Governor Camp
bell again endeavored to take his
office, but was refused by Governor
Hunt. Two days afterwards proceed
ings were brought by Governor
Campbell in the supreme court.
Twenty-three days later the court
suggested that it would be well for
Governor Hunt to soon vacate the
office of governor, because Governor
Campbell had been elected, had a
certificate of election, and was qual
Campbell Takes Office
Governor Campbell was admitted
to his office on January 29, 1917,
The inspection of the ballots,
which was started the early part of
December, was completed and the
contest trial began before Judge Stan
ford January 25, 1917. The trial was
finished on May 2 with the decision
that Thomas E. Campbell was elected
and entitled to the office of governor.
Campbell's Maiontv Increased
The court's supplemental finding of
facts gave Governor Campbell a ma
jority of sixty-seven votes.
George W. P. Hunt, the contestant,
could have brought his case before any
of the fifteen superior judges in the
state of Arizona, but he chose Judge
Stanford, one of the presiding 'judges
SAVE BOYS UFE BY
APPLYING FIRST AID
The soldiers and sailors on the
Fourth Liberty Loan Touring Special
touring Arizona saved the life of Jos
eph Hayes Fridaj, yesterday morning,
when they applied fiist aid tieatment
after Hayes had been bitten in the leg
by a rattler.
The special was just nulling in'
J-'c'igman when Hayes, whose I omo i?
in Boston and who was walk.ng rjir
the track, stepped on a lattles.uke.
The rattler coiled and sprung catch
ing Hayes below the knee. The new
est doctor was Kingman. The sol
diers and sailors on the special jump
ed from the train and stopped the cir
culation in his leg by tightly wrapping
a towel above the wound. Then they
secured some potassium permanganate
from J. A. Christie, division superi
tendent of the Santa Fe and cutting
of Maricopa county, and a Democrat,
rollowing the decision of the trial
court against them, attorneys for
Hunt appealed to the supreme court.
August 6, 1917, F. C. Struckmeyer,
one of the attorneys for Hunt, contes
tant, filed an abstract of record and
brief in the supreme court. The ab
stract was incomplete, and Tom Camp
bell's attorneys were compelled by the
supreme court to file nearly four hun
dred pages of an abstract to even sun
plement and correct the record, caus
ing an extra expense for Governor
Campbell. The answer and abstract
were filed in the supreme court.
Supreme Court Seats Hunt
The case was argued in the supreme
court on the 18th day of October, and
lasted three days. The court rendered
its decision two months later, on Dec
ember Z'i, 1917. Governor Campbell
was absent from the capitol, but
Huntfe secretary, who had already re
turned to Phoenix and had made ar
rangements to lease a house, demand
ed possession of the office at once, and
Attorney General Wiley B. Jones or
dered Governor Campbell to vacate
the office immediately, despite the us
ual fifteen days in which the loser in
the supreme court is' granted, as an
opportunity to ask for a new hearing.
Governor Campbell surrendered pos
session of the office to Hunt on
Christmas morning, at 10 o'clock.
On January 7th a request for a re
hearing was made by Governor Camp
bell's attorney, Judge Sloan, who
pointed out many errors in the su
preme court's decision. This request
was denied without any explanation
by the supreme court on Monday, Jan
uary 14, 1918.
Hunt Declines Challenge
The more notable errors in the case
are now pointed out in Governor
Campbell's final appeal to the highest
court in the state of Arizona, the will
of the people, Governor Campbell hav
ing publicly challenged Hunt to put
this question up to the people of the
state in the coming election.
Gross Fraud in Douglas Precinct'
One of th.3 sensations of the' trial of
the contest case was the exposure of
the gross fraud practiced in the first
precinct of Douglas, where forty-two
ballots were changed from Campbell
to Hunt by the election officers of
that precinct. The lower court which
examined these ballots were convinced
and any school boy could tell upon ex
animation of them that the cross op
posite Campbell's nairm had been er
ased and another placed after Hunt's
The supreme court adopted the
theory that detectives changed the
ballots, when the matter of fact no
detectives were employed in the case
until the ballots were in the posses
sion of the superior court at Phoenix.
The inspection in the court at Phoe
nix first disclosed that they had been
mutilated, and the inspector of the
election precinct had fled the state.
Kccord Contradicts High (Jourt
The supreme court says that all of
the officers who officiated were resi
dents of and electors of Douglas pre
cinct," but the records shows they
left this precinct to vote in the ad
joining ones where their names were
written on the precinct register, as
provided by law in Par. 2891. The
court says: "The election board was
composed of Republicans and Demo
crats." The record of the trial shows
no Republicans served. The court
savs that no bystander observed any-
thing wrong being done, yet the un-
impeached testimony of Deputy bher
iff Cross says that after hearing com
plaints of irregularities he inspected
the ballots being counted and found
small bits of rubber and paper still
adhering to the ballots where they
had been erased.
Watcher Was Intimidated
The court says that no party watch
er made any complaint, ihe record
is that Mr. C. W. Redlins was forced
to leave the polling place under
threats of the election board when he
complained of the method of counting.
The court itself, in its decision, des
cribes the marked ballots in Douglas
No. 1 as being mutiliated. The law
says that mutiliated ballots shall not
be counted, but the supreme court
counted over seventy mutiliated bal
lots in Douerlas No. 1 for Hunt.
The sworn inspection notes made by
Hunt s inspectors and submitted to tne
supreme court in the' mandamus case
ARIZONA BOY DECORATED
FOR BRAVERY IN ACTION
1 A letter received here yesterday
1 from A. B. Richmond carries the in
I formation of the decoration of his old
I est son by the Fieucn for tiiliiant
seivice in the flying sq 'adron. This
is the first (Ildi .liui of an Arizona
bey. Mr. RteV ionI is well known
' in his county, h -.ini: been consulting;
engineer of iho Atabian Mines coin
ivin, and a vil known old time min
n,.' man of the stat.j
the wound open applied the aniii'.ote.
When the train reached Kingman,
though Hayes was doing nicely, Dr.
Bowes met the tiain to administer
my further treatment that might be
Walter Ingiam was here Thursday
from Phoenix. '
brought by Tom Campbell to obtain
possession ot his office, admitted
loss of sixteen votes from, the official
returns of Douglas Precinct No. 1.
There were more ballots than names
on the poll book. These ballots, after
geing changed, did not agree with the
count, but the supreme court held that
the official returns of the election
board were correct.
"Desperate Fraud," Says Judge Stan
The supreme court would not com
sider the confession of H. H. Hart,
the election judge, made to Bruce
Stephenson, assistant county attorney
of Cochise county, in the hearing of
another reputable attorney, nor the
confession of Hart made to W. W,
Holther in the hearing of five witness
es, one an ex-United States marshal,
and another the city attorney of Doug
las. This evidence was never im
peached. Judge Stanford, in ruling on this
precinct, after listening to all the ev
idence, said: "Desperate fraud was
committed in Douglas precinct No. 1,"
and found the ballots were taken from
Campbell and given to Hunt at some
time during the count or shortly after
If Judge Stanford was correct in his
finding that the election officers stole
eighty-seven votes for Hunt in Doug
las No. 1, legally cast for Campbell,
the supreme court of the state of An
zona, in deciding against Campbell,!
gave him the rawest deal ever given!
a man in the history of American pol
itics. The record shows that the supreme
court is in error when it foind that
the board of supervisors of Coconino
county re-convened within the sic -day
period and duly canvassed the returns
of Camp Ten, which had not been re
ceived along with the other ballots,
but which the supreme court counted!
The supreme court, in its decision,
construed the mark (x) as the word
"cross" as set forth in Section 2941,
Notice to Voters. They then looked
up the word "cross" in the Century
Dictionary, and under the definition
of the word "cross" found four other
kind of "crosses" which they substi
tuted for the mark (x) in order to
count twenty-eight ballots for Hunt,
while shortly before this in their de
cision they held that a voter must
substantially comply with the law.
Blind to Distinguishing Marks
The supreme court says, in regard
to distinguishing marks, in order to
count a majority of eight such votes
for Hunt: "There is not a particle
of evidence that any of the ballots
had the marks now appearing on them
when they were found in the ballot
box." They might have said the same
thing about the voting marks for can
didates, but this would have precluded
any recount at all.
The supreme court made no de
cision for guidance of the electorate
in preserving the sanctity of the bal
lot, but allowed Hunt's majority to
stand in precincts in which his sup
porters had violated the laws passed
to protect the ballot, as in Douglas,
where the unimpeached evidence show
ed, besides changing some of the bal
lots, the board bet on the election and
count, indulged in strong drink, usurp
ed the duties of residents of the pre
cinct, left the ballots alone with one
individual, and went into the booths
with voters contrary to law.
Wobbly Leader Intimidated Officials
In Bisbee precinctNo. 1 non-residents
served as election officers, coun
ty and city officials were allowed to
remain at will, decide questions and
change election officials, and even act
themselves. People not on the reg
ister nor possessed with proper certi
ficates were permitted to vote, confu
sion was permitted, and the polls kept
open until the last ballot was given out
at 6:22 p. m., and cast at 6:25 p. m,
under threat of Bill Cleary to blow up
the polls, and where I. W. W. and an
ex-convict were permitted to come and
go with voters as they chose, and sol
icit votes within the polling place,
Hunt's majority here was 253.
Numerous Irregularities Exposed
In Miami precinct No. 3 the voters
compared their ballots and opinions
on candidates, and no secrecy was
enforced. Hunt's maiontv was 292.
In Cottonwood, Yavapai county, an
election official, one Willard, brother
of the state game warden, prepared
I I r
FLAGSTAFF SCHOOLS CLOSED
ON ACCOUNT OF GRIPPE
-v letter received in Kingman Thurs
day last conveys the informrrtiDn that
the Flagstaff schools have Deer, ilcsed
and that there has dew opD.d more
than 500 cases of La Grippe. La
Grippe is a form of contag
eous disease that cannot be
quarantined against and therefore the
people will have to treat it the best
way possible w hen itmakes its ap
pearance. So far there has not been
a method found tcj combat it, except
in the usual way of treating a cold.
Sunday October 6th
Mass and Sermon at 10:30 A. M.
Benediction at 7:30 P. M.
Sunday School every Sunday at 9:30
Rev. Jos. Hootsman.
sample ballots for the voters, to copy
from in the booth. Hunt's majority
here was 19.
In Swansea precinct, Yuma county,
residents of California were allowed
to vote, drunken persons were assist
ed to vote by a deputy sheriff, voters
'could see each other's ballots, and
twelve ballots were opened out and
attached to certificates by officers of
the election board over the objection
of the voters. The vote here was 50
for Hunt and nine forj Campbell, but
only 48 ballots were received in the
official package from this precinct.
In Curtis precinct, Cochise county,
the election board changed the poll
ing place from where the board of
supervisors designated. One of the
election officials instructed his daugh
ter in the polling place to vote the
straight Democratic ticket, to avoid
making a mistake. The vote was 26
for Hunt and one for Campbell.
In Eagle precinct electors voted
before the polls were open, one Wilt
bank, a Democratic candidate for the
legislature, electioneered in and out
of the polls all day, and procured the
.voting of electors from other pre
cincts without the transfer required
by law ,by ascertaining on the tele
phone that! they were on the register
of adjoining precincts. Here the
voters could see each other's ballots.
The Democratic National Committee
man of Arizona, Fred T. Colter, was
present and took part in the discus
sion of how the votes should be count
ed. Hunt received 113 votes and
In short, the supreme court did
not decide that anything was a viola
tion of the election law in Arizona
As a result of the work' of over two
thousand election judges and offi
cials, the review of forty-two super
visors and the recount of their work
by the superior court of Maricopa
county, after five month's time, Tom
Campbell was declared elected gov
ernor, even Judge Stanford stating
in his decision these words, found on
page 3386, line 15, of the court record:
Hunt Beneficiary of Every Doubt
"And further, I feel as though that
during the time of the counting of
ballots and pasing on1 them, although
it may be wrong in that regard, why,
I have rather resolved every doubt,
where or in any case where there is
doubt, in favor of the contestant,
Wilgus precinct, which gave Tom
Campbell a majority and was on all
fours with Camp Ten, the returns
not having been received in time,
was not counted, and even Judge
Ross could not stand for this bare
face injustice, and dissented.
Three supreme court judges, all of
one party, reversed Stanford's deci
sion, after rumors of their decision
had been allowed to leak out for two
The Crowning Injustice
To add to the injustice, Governor
Campbell s salary for 1917 was given
to Hunt, who had acted as and re
ceived a salary as United States med
iator during the same time. Govern
or Campbell was also fined in addi
tion $4,122.25 as a judgment to Hunt
for holding the position to which he
was elected by the people, and to
which this same supreme court said
he was entitled.
Was This a Square Deal?
8774 election judges said Tom
Campbell was elected governor by the
14 boards of supervisors said Tom
Campbell was elected governor by the
1 superior judge, after five months'
hearing of all evidence, consisting of
five volumes and 3389 pages, said
that Tom Campbell was elected gover
nor by the people.
All election returns and records then
and now said Tom Campbell was elect
ed governor by the people.
uut one exception inree supreme
iudges, Franklin, Ross and Cunning
ham, said NO!
A copy of pamphlet, "The People
Overruled," containing specimens of
ballots counted for Hunt and ballots
thrown out, which should have been
counted for Campbell, will be sent
postpaid on application to
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The scarcity of materials is now a constant fac
tor. Both customer and merchant must RECKON
with this FACT.
With prices on Woolens and Cotton goods reach
ing higher prices, 'twill we wisdom to pwchase your
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the way is a right one. Now our way of solving the weekly
wash problem is better than the way the housewife used to
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You can do your washing our way because you live in a
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way at much to your advantage by doing yourf washing by
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