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Arizona. In addition to his legal and official duties Judge Cowan has
continued to be largely interested in mining properties, and at the
present time has an interest in mines in Mexico and is joint owner
with Senator Mark Smith of the Congress Mine. Judge Cowan is a
member of the I. O. O. F. and Mystic Circle. He was married in
1883 to Rosalie Rice Ogden. They have two daughters, Mrs. H. A.
Drachman and Mrs. Edith C. Tompkins.



JOHN IGO, City Marshal and Tax Collector of the City of Doug-
las, is one of the best known citizens of Cochise County, and has
twice made a remarkable showing in the race for the position he now
holds. His record as Court Interpreter and Clerk of the Police and

Justice Court was responsible
for his election to this office the
first time by a large majority,
but at the expiration of his term
he was re-elected by the largest
vote ever given any candidate
for office in Douglas. John Igo
is the son of Victor and Agnes
McCarty Igo, and was born in
Emporia, Kansas, but has been
a resident of Arizona since he.
was two years of age. He was
brought up on a ranch and
along the big railroad lines, and
until he branched out for him-
self he worked with his father,
who was a railroad contractor.
Apart from this his first posi-
tion was assistant postmaster at
Huachuca, and his next was in
the Copper Queen store, where
he has been employed in various
capacities. He has also been in
charge of a portion of the El

Paso and Southwestern right of way, and in all these positions has
given entire satisfaction. He was elected City Marshal after four
years service as Clerk and Interpreter, and his administration has
pleased every one except the criminal element. Mr. Igo is as well
known in fraternal and social affairs as in civic, is prominent in the
Fraternal Brotherhood and B. P. O. E., and his friends are urging
him to make a race for a county position, feeling that his splendid




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showing in city elections would make him a strong candidate for a
more prominent office. Mr. Igo married Miss Flora J. Morrill, and
to the union have been born three children, Clara, Norvin and Louis.



HUGH THORNTON CUTHBERT, Certified Public Accountant,
though a native of Scotland and a resident of this country only since
December, 1904, has been a citizen of the United States since De-
cember, 1910. Mr. Cuthbert was born October 25, 1878, and is the

son of Hugh Cuthbert, Esq.,
and Anne Wilkinson, youngest
daughter of the late Colonel
Sir Thomas Wilkinson, K. C.
S. I. He was educated at Ed-
inburgh Academy and Edin-
burgh University, and served
five years apprenticeship with
Carter, Greig & Co., Chartered
Accountants of Edinburgh, qual-
ified by examinations, and was
admitted to membership in the
Society of Chartered Account-
ants in 1904. Toward the end
of that year he came to the
United States, and was em-
ployed for two years at his pro-
fession in Chicago. He then
came to Arizona and started in
business for himself under the
firm name of H. T. Cuthbert
& Co., Accountants and Audi-
tors, at Douglas, where he has

since remained. H. T. Cuthbert & Co. are really the pioneer certified
public accountants of Arizona. His ability in his special line of busi-
ness has been readily recognized in this vicinity, and he has done work
throughout the state, and in other states, for municipalities, counties,
mining corporations and public utility companies in organizing and
systematizing as well as in accounting and auditing. Mr. Cuthbert
spent fifteen months in the Imperial Yeomanry while serving in the
Boer War, and especially treasures a medal and three clasps given
him by King Edward VII for his services. Socially as well as in a
business way Mr. Cuthbert is prominent in the life of Douglas. He
was one of the promoters of the Douglas Country Club and served as
its Secretary and Treasurer during the first four years of its existence.
On September 15, 1910, Mr. Cuthbert was married to Miss Lucy
Bishop Smith, of New London, Conn. They have one little daughter,
Anne Holt Cuthbert.




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Bishop Atwood



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JULIUS WALTER ATWOOD, Protestant Episcopal Bishop of Arizona,
was horn in Salisbury, Vermont, June 27, 1857, and is the son of
Frank Carley and Sarah Thomas Atwood. He first attended the
public schools and then Middlebury College, from which he received
an A. B. degree in 1878, and for the next two years was student at
the General Theological Seminary, New York, following which he
was graduated from the Episcopal Theological School at Cambridge,
Mass., receiving the degree of B. D., and the same year, 1882, he
received the A. M. degree from Middlebury College, and was or-
dained deacon. In 1883 he was ordained Priest in the Protestant
Episcopal Church. He began his ministry as Rector of the Church of
the Ascension at Ipswich, Mass. Later he became the Rector of St.
James Church, Providence, R. I., and Trinity Church, of Columbus,
Ohio. In 190b he came to Arizona as Rector of Trinity Church,
Phoenix. In 1907 he was made Archdeacon of Arizona, in 1910 was
Deputy to the General Convention, and on January 18, 1911, was
consecrated Bishop of Arizona. Always an ardent worker, Bishop
Atwood has seen his zealous efforts in the district of Arizona so fruit-
fully rewarded as to be most gratifying to all concerned in his work.
He is the founder and President of St. Luke's Home, Phoenix.
Bishop Atwood has also been special lecturer on church history in
several colleges, and is the author of "The Spiritual Influence of John
Greenleaf Whittier." He was married in 1895 to Miss Anna Rich-
mond, of Providence, R. I., who died in 1907.



NEILL EDWAROS BAILEY, General Superintendent of the United
Verde & Pacific Railway, and best known throughout the State as
the Father of the Direct Primary Law of Arizona, though a native of
California, where he was born December 20, Ib74, is really of South-
ern lineage and is the son of George H. and Sophia Amsler Bailey,
both members of well known Southern families. His father was a
distinguished officer in the Confederate Army. Mr. Bailey received
his education in California, but has been a resident of Arizona since
1892. His first position was that of telegrapher, from which he has
risen by dint of exceptional ability and close attention to detail, to
that of General Superintendent. He is a Director in the Arizona
Life Insurance Company and associated with many other business en-
terprises throughout the State, is well known and popular politically,
a prominent member of the Masonic Order, being a Knight Templar
and member of the Mystic Shrine; and in a social way, both himself
and Mrs. Bailey, who was bred in the City of Savannah, are recog-
nized dispensers of true Southern hospitality. In 1898 Mr. Bailey
raised a company of infantry, received the commission of Second Lieu-
tenant and served in the First Territorial Volunteer Infantry in the
Spanish-American War, under Colonel Myron H. McCord, a former
Governor of Arizona. In 1905 he was elected to the Legislature



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Neill Edwards Bailey



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from Cochise County; in 1907 was re-elected and made Speaker of
the House; in 1909 was again re-elected, became Speaker protem.,
floor leader and chairman of caucus. He has always been active in
party work, serving on both County and State Committees, and at
present is an executive member of each. Mr. Bailey was married in
Savannah, Ga., in 1903, to Miss Gertrude von Gundell, and they
have one daughter, Dorothy May.



GEORGE A. FLEMING, City Clerk and Treasurer of Flagstaff, is one
of the well known politicians of Arizona, and during his term of

office has shown marked abil-
ity as a public officer.

Coming from Charleston,
S. C., to make his home in Ari-
zona, he was early honored by
the people of Coconino Coun-
ty, with the Democratic nomi-
nation for Clerk of the Super-
ior Court. In the municipal
election at Flagstaff, he was
chosen from a number of
strong candidates, for the of-
fice of City Clerk and Treas-
urer, and is filling that office
to the satisfaction of his con-
stituency, and with honor to
himself.

He is a descendant of a well
known Southern family, his
mother, Mrs. James F. Mc-
Carroll, of Hammond, Louisi-
ana, being a composer whose
darky melodies and short stor-
ies are popular throughout
Dixie. Mr. Fleming was born
in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1885, attended the parochial schools of
South Carolina, and was graduated from St. Mary's College, North
Carolina. After the death of Mr. Fleming's father, his mother mar-
ried James F. McCarroll, one of the largest lumbermen of Louisiana
and Mississippi, and a man of great business ability.

Mr. Fleming is active and energetic in all public movements for
the welfare and advancement of Arizona, and takes prominent part in
the social and fraternal life of the new State. He is a leader in the
Knights of Columbus, and has held high office in other fraternal so-
cieties. Genial, popular and active, those who have watched his
career in Arizona expect him to attain to political prominence.




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ALBERT CLINTON DEWITT was born in Buffalo, New York, in
1870. He is the son of Owen Clinton Dewitt of Buffalo, former
District Attorney of Erie County, N. Y., and a direct descendant of
Cornelius Dewitt, one of the earliest settlers of New Amsterdam, and
also of General Warren, of Revolutionary fame, his paternal grand-
mother having been Miss Harriet Warren. His father was Captain
of the 121st U. S. Volunteer New York Infantry during the Civil
War, and eight of his uncles also served in this war. He, therefore,
comes of a family of prominent fighters, and his career in Arizona
has demonstrated that he inherited some of the spirit of his fore-
fathers, which has aided him in accomplishing much because of his
determination to overcome obstacles, and he has attained a position in
the community commensurate with his public spiritedness and particu-
lar attainments, though he landed in Arizona with practically nothing.
He is now owner of one of the State's finest ranches, situated in the
Buckeye Valley, and while devoting his time in the main to the occu-
pation of farming and stock raising, he has large interests in many
business enterprises and has been conspicuously identified with various
undertakings which have developed in the wake of an ever growing
state. During the Spanish-American war, Mr. Dewitt was one of
the first men to land in Manila, but was discharged honorably be-
cause of serious throat trouble. Considered an important factor in
politics and gratefully recognized for the part he has played in public
affairs, Mr. Dewitt has been mentioned for several political positions,
but, as yet, has not seen his way clear to enter the political arena.



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JUDGE P. P. PARKER, though a descendant of good old Yankee
stock, was born at Barnston, Quebec, December 26, 1835. Here he
spent his early youth and \vas educated in the public schools and
Barnston Academy. His father, Alpheus Parker, was a farmer and

one of the pioneers of that sec-
tion. His mother was a native
of Vermont. Judge Parker
came West in 1858 and taught
in the public schools of Illinois
and Missouri. In the summer
of 1859 he started across the
plains for Pikes Peak with an ox
team and landed at the present
site of the City of Denver.
Here he spent the summer in
prospecting and mining, and re-
turned in the fall to his school
work in Missouri. In the Civil
War Judge Parker had a record
of which any man might be
proud, and though he partici-
pated in some of the most im-
portant battles, among them
Chattanooga, Look Out Moun-
tain and the siege of Vicksburg,
was never wounded. In 1861
he joined the Missouri Home
Guards, became First Lieutenant in Company C of the 6th Mis-
souri Militia, in the fall of the same year was mustered out and
entered the United States Volunteer service as First Lieutenant, and
his regiment was assigned to General Sherman's command. In July,
1864, he was made Captain of his company and was honorably dis-
charged late in the fall of the same year. Having returned to his
home he was married in January, 1865, to Miss Susan F. Hendricks,
a native of Missouri. He made his home in Missouri until 1884,
when he removed to North Dakota, where he was appointed by the
Governor one of the Commissioners to organize Towner County. He
afterwards engaged in farming and stock raising, and served as Clerk
of the District Court until he came to Arizona in 1888, as contractor
on the South Gila Canal in Yuma County. In 1889 he located in
Phoenix, which has since been his home. Judge Parker stands high as
a civil and mining engineer, is well posted in irrigation engineering,
and has been engaged in this state in enterprises of great magnitude.
He was one of the promoters of the Rio Verde canal. He has also
been deeply interested in mining projects in the New River District.
In politics he is a Democrat, and has filled many posts of honor in




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the state. He served three terms in the Territorial Legislature. In
the 21st Legislature, the first one to occupy the new capitol building,
he was chosen Speaker of the House, a peculiarly appropriate distinc-
tion, since he it was who fought through the 19th Legislature the
bill for the bonding of the territory for the construction of the capitol.
He has also served on the staffs of Governor Franklin and Governor
McCord, and as a member of the Territorial Central Committee.
Judge Parker is a member of the Arizona Society of the Sons of the
American Revolution, and an honored member of the G. A. R. He is
a 32nd degree Mason, one of the most prominent in the state, and a
member of the Mystic Shrine and Knights Templar; also of the Ari-
zona Society of Civil Engineers. His family consists of three sons
and one daughter, Miss Angie B. Parker, who is Deputy Clerk of the
Supreme Court. He is a gentleman of high social qualities and has
an extensive circle of friends who esteem him for his genuine worth.



W. J. MULVEXOX, a native of Massachusetts, where he was born
October 25, 1853, has nevertheless, spent his entire life in the west, as
the family removed to Kansas when he was three years of age, and in
that then frontier state he received his earliest impressions of life and
his early education. He left home when but fifteen and went to Colo-
rado, where he worked at mining, later moved on to New Mexico, and
in 1875 came to Arizona, where again he devoted his attention to
mining for about six years, in the Peck District. While in New
Mexico he served for three years as Deputy Sheriff at Silver City, and
in 1881 he was appointed deputy to Sheriff Walker of Yavapai, and
at the expiration of that term he was appointed by the succeeding
sheriff, Henkle, and served another two years. At that time the
county comprised the territory now composing Yavapai, Coconino,
Navajo and Apache. Mr. Mulvenon was elected on the Democratic
ticket to succeed Sheriff Henkle, and served as sheriff of the county
the two terms following, from 1885 to 1889. During that time his
ability was often severely taxed, especially when trouble arose in the
Tonto Basin between sheep and cattle raisers, and it was one time
necessary for him to organize a force of forty of the best and bravest
men to assist him in quelling the warfare. During his term of service
he made some famous captures and did much that made him noted and
aided in placing the frontier territory of Arizona on a safe and sound
basis. He has the reputation of having been one of the most efficient
sheriffs the territory has ever known. In politics Mr. Mulvenon has
ever been a Democrat whose judgment in party councils was highly
regarded, and has served on both county and territorial committees.
He was elected to the Assembly of the 19th Legislature, in which he
served with great credit, and was a member of the following commit-
tees : Ways and Means ; Appropriations ; Printing and Rental of
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Prescott, became its manager, and soon built up a large wholesale and
retail trade. He was married in Prescott to Miss Ella Johnson, a
native of Oregon, whose parents were among the early settlers of the
Pacific Coast.



JAMES H. McCuNTOCK, Postmaster of Phoenix, familiarly
known as "Colonel Jim" by his many friends, was born in San Fran-
cisco on February 23, 1864. He received his early education in the
public schools of that city, and after coming to Arizona enrolled as a
student in Tempe Normal, was a member of the first class which
graduated from that school, and taught in the public schools of the
Territory for a time. He then took up newspaper work, joining his
brother in the publication of the Phoenix Herald, which has since
been absorbed by the Republican. Mr. McClintcok is a practical
printer, reporter and editor, and has worked on various papers within
the State, among which are the Gazette and the Republican in
Phoenix. For some years he has been a contributor to various mag-
azines, which he continues to do in connection with his other duties,
as his services are in constant demand by the largest newspapers and
magazines of the United States. At the outbreak of the Spanish War
he enlisted in Roosevelt's Rough Rider Regiment and was made
Captain of Troop A, and while the war lasted, served with distinc-
tion. At its close he again engaged in newspaper work until April,
1902, when he was appointed postmaster. To this office he has been
twice reappointed. Since he assumed charge of the office the force
has been increased from 12 to 40, and its annual income from
$27,000 to $90,000. Colonel McClintock has been a faithful mem-
ber of the Board of Trade for many years, and has served both as
its President and as Chairman of the Advertising Committee. After
the Spanish War he was commissioned Colonel of the First Arizona
Infantry, or National Guard of Arizona, which position he resigned
in 1910. He is now Historian, and has been President, of the
Rough Riders' Association. Archaeology and education have al-
ways especially interested him, and he is probably as well posted as
any man not a scientist on the prehistoric and present Indian tribes
of Arizona. He has served as President of the Arizona Folk Lore
Society, and several terms as member of Educational Boards.



ERNEST E. ANDERSON, assistant postmaster, Phoenix, is a native
of New Jersey, and was born in Dover, October 31, 1887. He was
educated in his native state and served an apprenticeship as machinist.
He first came to Arizona eight years ago and secured employment at
his trade with the Santa Fe at Winslow. After six months, however,
he proceeded to California, where he spent two years, and during this
time passed the necessary examination and obtained an appointment as
railway mail clerk. He then returned to Arizona, located in Phoe-



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James H. McClintook
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nix, and was appointed to a clerkship in the postoffice under the Civil
Service rules, being later promoted to his present position. Mr. And-
erson is a member of the Masonic Order, Lodge No. 2 of Phoenix.



H. W. LATH LEAN, superintendent of mails, Phoenix postoffice, was
born in London, England, in 1863. fie was educated in his native
city, and made his home there until 1887, when he came to this coun-
try and settled in Louisville, Ky. For twelve years he was employed
in the postoffice of Louisville, and is, therefore, thoroughly experienced
in this work. He came to Arizona in 1910, since when Phoenix has
been his home, and during this time he has been employed solely in
postal work. In 1895 he returned to London and was married to Miss
Jane Ellen Todd, and to this union have been born five children,
Eleanor, Sidney, Stephen, John and Ruth.



B. & B. does not stand for Biggest and Best, but gazing from the
Plaza across at the store of the Bashford-Burmister Company, and
judging from its size, one might be led to believe that such was the
case. This great department store is not only among the best and
largest in the state, but is also a pioneer institution. When Prescott
was but a trading center for the U. S. troops, in the early 60's, a small
post was established by the Bashford-Burmister Company, and since
then its growth has been continuous. The volume of business done in
this store, with its more than fifty thousand square feet of floor space,
is not exceeded by any concern in Arizona, and the remarkable growth
of the store has been due largely to the manner in which the business
has always been conducted. In the dry goods department excellency
reigns supreme, and the immense stock of dry goods, silks, laces, men's
furnishings, ladies' ready to \vear clothing, shoes and millinery is so
arranged as to show to the best advantage, so it is the mecca of artistic
shoppers at all seasons of the year. The grocery and supply depart-
ment is always stocked with a complete line of the staples, as well as
the delicacies of the season, especial care being given to the products of
this state, fruits and vegetables of the rich soil of Arizona being al-
ways found in abundance in the spacious store rooms. Warehouses to
the extent of half a dozen afford splendid facilities for storing mer-
chandise, and the familiar phrase, "We are just out now," is seldom
heard in this establishment. Men who are experts in their lines have
charge of every department, and are always ready and willing to give
prospective purchasers the benefit of their experience. The department
which attracts probably the greatest attention, owing to the fact that
mining is the greatest of the industries in Yavapai, is the mine supply
department, and the ease with which supplies of all kinds may be ob-
tained at the B. & B. has been a decided advantage to the miners of
this section. The store is under the direct management of James A.
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both of whom are familiar with the business from the ground up.
Other prominent citizens interested in the company are F. M. Mur-
phy, R. N. Fredericks, C. A. Bray, and M. C. Hope. Progressive,
modern business methods have always marked the conduct of the af-
fairs of this company, and at no time in its career have more able men
been at the helm than at the present, and the future success of the
Bashford-Burmister Company seems assured.



JOHN T H. SLAUGHTER, pioneer cattle and ranch man, is one of
the state's most interesting and picturesque characters, whose
success in various undertakings has been a matter of common pride.
He was born on a plantation in Louisiana in the forties, and was
reared among the surroundings of a southern home, which he left at an
early age to seek fortune and adventure in the West. He first landed
in Texas, where he saw an opportunity offered for stock raising. Here
he set about getting a start in the cattle business and at the age of six-
teen possessed a considerable herd. While yet a young man the Civil
War broke out, and he was one of the first to enlist in the Confederate
Army. His career as a soldier was cut short by an unlimited fur-
lough owing to serious illness, but immediately upon his recovery he
enlisted with the Texas Rangers and was made a Lieutenant. With
this remarkable company he was active during much of the service
which made it justly celebrated, and many of the members who
served with Lieutenant Slaughter relate his stirring experiences and
daring deeds. During his career in Texas he battled with uncer-
tainties, twice amassing a fortune and twice losing all. The effect
of this adversity was but to bring out the grit and determination well
known in the Slaughter blood, without which the name would not
have figured so prominently in the development of the Southwest. In
1877 when gold was discovered in Arizona and the name of Tomb-
stone was everywhere spoken, Mr. Slaughter was attracted by the
new country, and believing that greater opportunities existed here
for wealth, drove his cattle overland to the San Pedro Valley, which
was his first permanent camping ground in Arizona. After inspecting
the country for a suitable range he purchased land in the Southeast
corner of the Territory, where he established the San Bernardino
Ranch. For 15 years following the surrounding country and even
portions of the ranch were never free from bands of hostile Indians,



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