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Moore. His parents died when he was very young, and he was
thrown on his own resources. In 1897 he first became a peace officer
under Sheriff Orme. From May, 1898, to August, 1898, he was



a packer in the service of the United States government, and was sta-
tioned at St. Louis. He then became sick, and rested until 1900,
when he was appointed a prison guard at the Arizona penitentiary.
In 1903 he first entered the police department under Chief McKinney.
At that time the police department consisted only of Moore and his
chief. The department began to grow, and when it was expanded in
1906 Moore was made chief. All through his official career Chief
Moore has shown unusual detective ability, and has made a particular
study of capturing felons. In this branch of the service he has been

A. J. Moore

unusually successful, and is credited with many important captures.
He was the right hand man of Attorney General George Purdy
Bullard, who was then the District Attorney. In 1905 Moore,
through a brilliant piece of detective work, captured Florentine San-
chos, who had murdered a man for 50 cents and was sentenced to
twenty years' imprisonment. He also captured Hernandez and his
pal who, in 1905, robbed the Hammond Place of $700 worth of jew-
elry, which was found in a river bed, together with other loot. In



1897, after a running pistol fight, in which thirteen shots were fired
at Moore, he captured a bad Mexican under the bed of his house. In
1899 Chief Moore was married to Miss Ida May McCullough, of
Phoenix, and they make their home on Westmoreland Street. Mr.
Moore is a highly respected member of the Elks and Knights of
Pythias. On September Ib, 1912, while Chief Moore and three of
his assistants were engaged in quelling a disturbance which began in a
saloon during a Mexican celebration, he was seriously injured by a
Mexican who attacked him with a knife after six or seven of the
offenders had been safely lodged in jail. The Chief was stabbed
three times, his clothes cut in many places, and his condition was so
critical that his life was despaired of for weeks. He has fully re-
covered, however, and is again at his post, standing higher than ever
in the esteem of his fellow citizens, and with renewed energy looking
after the interests of the city's peace and well-being .

JULIUS THEODORE FARQUHAR was born in Burnet County, Texas,
May 10, 1872. He is the son of Ambrose Nelson and Callia
Johnston Farquhar. Mr. Farquhar was educated in the public and
high schools, and early learned photography in one of the best equipped

studios and with one of the best
photographers in the State of
Texas. At the age of 21 he had
established his own studio, and has
been in business for himself since
then, with the exception of a few
years when he was employed by the
United States Geological Survey
as photographer. He came to
Douglas in March, 1902, and in
1908 removed to Globe, where he
opened a studio at No. 162 West
Bailey Street, which has since been
his headquarters. Mr. Farquhar
does a grade of work that is rarely
excelled either in detail or quality
of finish in the large studios of the
East, and is recognized as a thor-
ough master ot his profession. Mr.
Farquhar recently purchased com-
plete paraphernalia for taking panoramic views and has been making
a large number in Gila County, including pictures of the Roosevelt
Dam. He as a member of the Knights of Pythias, Moose and Red-
men, and is actively interested in the fraternal life of Globe. Mrs.
Farquhar, who was Miss Emma Cecelia Monroe, is also very well
known and popular in the vicinity.



JOSEPH H. GRAY, Secretary of the Warren District Commercial
Club, at Bisbee, was born in New Jersey in 1869. He was ad-
mitted to the practice of law in 1890, and followed that profession
for ten years, when he entered the newspaper field. He came to

Joseph H. Gray

Arizona in 1906, and has since been connected with the Douglas
International, Douglas Dispatch, Tucson Star and Bisbee Review,
resigning the editorship of the latter paper to assume his present
position with the Commercial Club. Mr. Gray is a member of
the Elks.

CLEVELAND C. THOMPSON, Manager for Arizona and Sonora of
the Germania Life Insurance Company of New York, was born in
Washington County, Kentucky, October 9, 1867. His lineage is of
that sturdy Virginia stock that peopled Kentucky in her early days.
He enjoys the distinction of being related to some of the most dis-
tinguished families of that State, among them Kentucky's present



governor, Honorable James B. McCreary, and the late Charles J.
Bronston, one of the most noted criminal lawyers Kentucky has
known. When Mr. Thompson was but two years of age the family
removed to Clinton County, Missouri, where he received his earlv
education. He was afterwards graduated with distinction from
Plattsburg College. He then engaged in teaching, and while thus
employed was Secretary of the Missouri Valley Teachers' Association.

C. C. Thompson

Having a natural aptitude for politics, he easily became one of the
best known and most aggressive young Democrats in Northwestern
Missouri, and was one of the youngest Clerks of the District Court
in the State. He came to Arizona about eight years ago, and located
in Bisbee, where he is well known, but for several years he has been
located in Phoenix, from which city he covers the extensive territory
allotted him. In his present position he has a wide acquaintance,
and his friends are co-extensive with this acquaintance. The company
which Mr. Thompson represents, The Germania Life Insurance


Company of New York, ranks among the strongest and most reliable
insurance companies in the United States. Their classification of
risks and conservative management are unexcelled, while their long
experience and unblemished record enable them to write one of the
most practical and economical policies known to the insurance world.
The annual cash dividends, beginning the first year and increasing
annually, may be applied to reducing the premiums, thus securing to
the policy holder his insurance at the least possible cost, together with
the "total disability clause," which guarantees that if the insured be-
comes totally disabled, through sickness or accident, the company pays
the premiums, making this a very desirable company. Mr. Thompson
is one of the best known insurance men in the State, and by fair deal-
ing and honest representations has won an enviable reputation. He
is also prominently identified with the leading Democrats of the State,
and took an active part in organizing the progressive Democracy,
which gave to Arizona its Constitution and first administration. He
was the first commissioned Notarv Public in the State of Arizona.

EUGENE WILDER CHAFIX was born in East Troy, Wisconsin,
November 1, 1852. Eugene was the ninth in a family of thirteen
children six girls and seven boys. His father, Samuel Evans
Chafin, was born in Weston, Vermont, and his mother, Betsy Almira
Pollard, in Surrey, New Hampshire, where they were married,
March 5, 1836. His mother's oldest brother, Dr. Amos Pollard,
perished in the battle of the Alamo, Texas. Mr. Chafin's father
died October 14, 1865, which left the care of the farm largely in his
hands. He attended the district and graded schools and was gradu-
ated from the University of Wisconsin June 17, 1875, with the degree
of LL. B., and the same day was admitted to the bar of the Supreme
Court of Wisconsin. He then went to Waukesha and practiced law
until October 1, 1901, when he moved to Chicago and became Super-
intendent of the Washington Home, an institution for the treatment
of inebriety, and there he made a thorough study of the effects of
alcohol on the human system. While practicing law at Waukesha
in 1877 he was elected Justice of the Peace, held the office three terms
and was elected Police Justice for two years; was a member of the
School Board and Public Library Board, and President of the Wau-
kesha County Agricultural Society three terms. While a resident of
Chicago he was admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of Illinois,
and in 1909 to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States at
Washington, D. C. In 1881 he left the Republican party and be-
came a Prohibitionist, and has taken an active part in every campaign
since. While he has never sought the nomination for any office, he
has frequently been placed on the ticket. After the admission of
Arizona to the union he was the candidate of his party for Congress

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at the first election, in December, 1911. He cast his first vote in
Arizona at Tucson, for the Constitution under which she became a
State. He was a delegate to the National Prohibition Convention
in 1884, and every one since, and was Chairman of the Committee on
Platform in 1900; was a member of the National Committee of the
Piohibition party for Wisconsin from 1888 to 1896, and is a member
now from Arizona. Having joined the Order of Good Templars at
fourteen years of age, it may be said he then started his career as a

Eugene Wilder Chafin

temperance advocate, and no kind of temperance work has since es-
caped him. He has been a member of the Sons of Temperance and
Temple of Honor. Also an Odd Fellow and member of the Inde-
pendent Order of Foresters and High Chief Ranger, and of the
United Order of Foresters, of which he was one of the founders and
first High Counselor. At the National Convention of the Prohibi
tion party in Columbus, Ohio, in 1900, without the knowledge or
consent of Mr. Chafin, his old friend, A. G. Wolfenbarger of Nebras-
ka, in one of the most unique speeches ever made in a nominating con-
vention, presented his name as the "choice of Nebraska" as candidate


fur President. It took. ( )n the third ballot, out of 1070 votes,
Mr. Chafin received 636 and was declared the nominee of the Prohi-
bition party for President of the L'nited States. Dr. Aaron S. \Vat-
kin. ot Ada, Ohio, was nominated for Vice President.- In 1912 Mr.
Charin was nominated by acclamation for President and Dr. Watkins
for Vice President. Mr. Chafin is the author of "The Voters' Hand
Hook," 1876; "Lives of the Presidents," 1896, and "Lincoln, the
Man of Sorrow," 1908. His unpublished popular lectures, which he
uses for Chautauqua work, are: "Washington as a Statesman,"
"Against Capital Punishment," "How the United States Grew," and
"Conventional Lies." Since 1904 he has devoted his entire time to
lecture work. He was one of the founders, in 1893, and is still a
member of the famous "Phantom Club" of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
It is the most unique "club" in America. At its annual meetings
papers are read, principally on historical subjects. It has published
three volumes of "Phantom Club Papers." Its President is Judge
Tames G. lenkins of Milwaukee, a grandson of the distinguished
Chancellor Walworth of New York. November 24 1881, Mr.
Chafin married Carrie A. Hunkins, of Waukesha. Their first child
was born February 22, 1884, and died. The other, born March 17,
1893, Miss Desdemona, is attending school at the University of Ari-
zona, at Tucson. The family removed to Tucson, Arizona, in Oc-
tober. 1909, bought a home, and say they are going to stay there for
life, thev like it so well.

H. W. ASBURY, Manager of the Crystal Ice Si Cold Storage Com-
pany, Phoenix, is an expert refrigeration and electrical engineer. Mr.
Asbury is also one of the owners of this plant, which, prior to its
purchase by the present Company, in February, 1913, was know r n as
The People's Ice and Fuel Company. Mr. Asbury was born ; n
Macon, Missouri, January 25, 1878, and is the son of Andrew J. and
Jennie Fleming Asbury. He came to Arizona in 1900, and, locating
in Tucson, was interested in mining. He then went to San Fran-
cisco and Los Angeles, as ice and refrigeration engineer, erecting and
installing plants in various places. For eight years prior to his com-
ing to Phoenix he w T as manager of the Navajo Ice & Cold Storage
Company, the largest plant of its kind in the entire Southwest, which
included also an electric light and power plant, which, under Mr.
Asbury's direction, was operated with remarkable efficiency and
economy. As a result of this form of management the company's
prices on ice were the lowest throughout Arizona and New Mexico.
Though the Crystal Ice & Cold Storage Company has been but re-
cently reorganized, its success will doubtless equal, if not exceed, that
of the Navajo Company during the years Mr. Asbury w r as in charge
of their plant. He is well known through California and Arizona,
both in business and fraternallv. He is a member of the Masons, in


H. W. Asbury

which he has acquired the thirty-second degree, and is Past Master
of Winslow Lodge ; he is also a member of the Knights Templar
and the B. P. O. E. Mr. Asbury was married several years ago to
Miss Frances Marie Klooz, of Nashville, Tenn. They have one son,
Wilbur Francis, aged one year.

ALVIN KEMPER STABLER, Principal Phoenix Union High School, is
also President of the Arizona State Teachers' Association and member
of the State Board of Education. Mr. Stabler has been a resident of
Arizona since September, 1905, and for the first three years was
Superintendent of the public schools of Globe, having been elected to
his present position in 1908. His native State is Ohio, and he was
born in Bethany April 5, 1867. He has attended Ohio Wesleyan
University, Delaware; National Normal University, Lebanon,
Ohio, from which he received an A. B. degree; Moore's Hill Col-
lege, Moore's Hill, Indiana, from which he received an A. M. degree;
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, where he took a special course;
and Tliff School of Theology, Denver. Prior to his corning to
Arizona Mr. Stabler was successively student, teacher, clergyman and
lecturer, but since his residence here his time has been devoted ex-
clusively to educational work, and he is one of the most thoroughly



Alvin K. Stabler

educated, earnest and successful men engaged in school work in
Arizona at the present. He is a thirty-second degree Mason, one of
the Board of Trustees of the Carnegie Library, Phoenix, and is well
known in fraternal life and in any movement in which civic interest
or pride is an incentive. September 23, 1891, Professor Stabler mar-
ried Miss Cullie Wilson, and with their three children, Corinne,
Ethelyn and Harold, they make their home in Phoenix.

W. CURTIS MILLER, Superintendent of Schools of Yavapai Coun-
ty, and a member of the State Board of Education, is a native of
West Virginia, and the son of Enos and Mary Pitzer Miller. His
father was a farmer, and Mr. Miller's early life was spent on a
farm. He was educated in the public schools, and then attended and
was graduated in 1887 from the West Virginia Normal School. He
afterward entered the University of Nashville, from which he was
graduated in 1893. His work as educator began in the rural
schools of West Virginia, from which he was advanced to the high
school at Fairmount, and then to the State Normal School at Fair-
mount, in which he was one of the faculty for five years. In 1903 he
came to Arizona and was elected prancipal of the schools of Jerome,
and for two years he devoted his time to private tutoring.



EDWARD LEANDER Mix, of Nogales, Clerk of the Superior Court of
Santa Cruz County, was born in Fargo, North Dakota, in 1888. His

parents, Jones B.
and Mary E. Steele
Mix, were natives
of West Virginia,
and pioneers of Ari-
zona. After finish-
ing the public
schools Mr. Mix
completed a business
course and soon aft-
erward took up cler-
ical work for his
uncle, L. W. Mix,
in Sonora, Mexico.
He was bill clerk
and bookkeeper for
Roy & Titcomb, a
prominent firm of
Nogales, for several
years, which position
he held until he was
elected to his present
office. He has al-
ways been an active
worker for the Re-
publican party, but
this is his first offi-
cial position. He is a member of the Elks Lodge and takes a promi-
nent part in the fraternal and social life of Nogales.

In Navajo County the voters appear to have given serious consid-
eration to the selection of capable men for the office of Supervisors,
men who have been residents of the State so long that they may well
be termed pioneers, and who, therefore, are well versed in what should
constitute a well conducted administration ; and the people are fully
confident that affairs in the county will be judiciously attended to and
expenditures wisely made. The Supervisors are all property owners,
and men who are largely interested in the pursuits which are the main
industries of the county, whose business interests have gradually de-
veloped to their present proportions through some years of prudent
direction, and whose standing is such that nothing but the best is ex-
pected of them in their official capacity. They have been chosen
because of their fitness for the position.


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J. E/RA RICHARDS, Chairman of the Hoard, has been in Arizona
since 1876, and much of that time has been one of its successful stock-
growers, although at the present time he is much interested in mer-
cantile matters. He is also President of the Northern Arizona Tele-

liiirm-tt Stiles

J. Kzra Richards

Ezra T. Hate

phone Company. Mr. Richards is the son of Joseph H. and Mary
Willie Richards, and was born in Utah, where he also received his
education. Having been a member of the Board of Supervisors in
1907-1908, he has the advantage of the experience afforded him in
these years. He was married October 12, 1896, to Miss Cora Cross,
and they have three sons and three daughters. His home and business
are at present at St. Joseph.

EZRA T. HATCH, member of the Board of Supervisors of Navajo
County, and one of the most successful and thoroughly up to date
ranchmen and cattlemen of the State, was born on a ranch in Idaho
in 1864, and has practically spent his entire lifetime in his present
business. His education was obtained in the public schools of Idaho,
but at the age of fourteen he came to Arizona and for the past 34
years he has been in close touch with matters pertaining to the de-
velopment of the State. He first located at Woodruff, where he
remained two years, and then, though extremely young to assume re-
sponsibilities, took up land at Savior. He is now owner of a large

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irrigated farm as well as a large dry farm, and in addition raises
cattle. Mr. Hatch is the son of Lorenzo H. and Alice Hansen Hatch,
the latter a native of England. His father is one of the early western
pioneers, having crossed the plains in the winter of 1849-1850 and set-
tled in Idaho. Mr. Hatch was married in 1890 to Miss Maria
Stanchferd, and they have four sons and four daughters. Mr. Hatch
has never been actively interested in politics nor desirous of holding
office, and it was solely because of his broad knowledge of county
affairs and general conditions that his friends wished to have him rep-
resent the county in the office of Supervisor, knowing well that his
integrity and business ability would insure his becoming an able and
prudent official in this capacity. That the people of the county gen-
erally approved their judgment was evidenced by the large vote that
Mr. Hatch received both at the primaries and the election.

BARNETT STILES, a member of the Board of Supervisors of Navajo
County, comes of a public spirited family. His father served with
distinction in the Mexican War. Barnett Stiles has the honor of
receiving the highest vote polled in Navajo County when he was
elected Supervisor on the Democratic ticket for the long term. Barney
Stiles, as he is familiarly called by his friends, is a self-made man
whose "word is as good as his bond." He is the youngest son of John
B. and Susan Rodgers Stiles, and was born in Richmond, Texas, on
the 14th of November, 1867. He received his education in Meridian,
Texas. At the age of nineteen he came to Arizona and has since been
engaged in the cattle business. On July 23, 1906, he was married to
Miss Leora Stanard, and they have since made their home in Winslow.

It seems to have long been the good fortune of Apache County to
be successful in having business men in charge of county affairs, es-
pecially in charge of the Supervisors' office, and the present Board is
no exception to the rule. This being, in reality, the buying depart-
ment of the county and the office through which such a vast amount
of the county business must be done, it must be, indeed, highly gratify-
ing to the residents of Apache to know that their present Board of
Supervisors is composed of business men, w r ho have made a success of
their own business affairs, and should, therefore, be well qualified to
fill the positions to which they have been elected. Each one of them
has been a resident of the State since childhood, knows affairs and con-
ditions, and is able to cope with any problem which may arise. The
Chairman has not only ability, but experience gained in a former
term of four years service as Supervisor. All are property owners,
always or. the lookout for leaks in the county finances and ready to
check the same, and their administration bids fair to be one of which
the incumbents of the office and the people who elected them may be
justly proud.



J. R. ARMIJO, Chairman, brought to the office a fund of valuable
experience, and because of his special knowledge of the affairs of the
office, was made Chairman of the Board. A former Supervisor, he
has also been County Recorder and filled other official positions, but
his regular occupation has been that of sheepman, of which business

P. B. Oandelaria

J. R. Armijo

Hyrum J. Knight

he has a thorough knowledge. He is a Republican, an important
factor in his party, and his majority at the last election proves that
he is a man of high standing in county affairs, and that his careful,
conscientious work in his official career has been appreciated.

HYRUM J. KNIGHT, member of the Board of Supervisors of Apache
County, who received the largest vote of the three candidates for the
position, is well known and very popular in Apache. He is consid-
ered an authority on cattle and stock raising, for some time having
been superintendent of the Lohn H. Cattle Company, and in fact,
having grown up in the business and reached his present position from
that of cow puncher. Mr. Knight has an interest in the company of
which he is superintendent and other valuable interests in that vicin-
ity, and is well versed in conditions and property values throughout
the northern part of the State. Pleasing, popular among a large
circle of acquaintances, and a young man who is highly esteemed, his
future from a political standpoint looks excellent. He married Vliss
Lucinda Sherwood, whose family is well known in that section.

P. B. CANDELARIA, third members of the Board of Supervisors of
Apache County, is a property holder who has the interests of tax-
payers in mind at all times, and while not a believer in false economy,
feels that the affairs of the county should be conducted as carefully



and conscientiously as those of the individual, and in accordance with
this idea it is his wish to do his share. His father was one of the
early pioneers of Arizona and a member of one of the old and promi-
nent Spanish-American families of New Mexico. Mr. Candelaria is a
sheepman, and while this is the first official position he has ever held,
his knowledge of conditions in the State, especially regarding stock
growing, the principal industry of Apache County, and business ability
which he has demonstrated, make him well adapted to the position,
and his record thus far has been highly pleasing to those interested.

THEODORE LOPEZ, Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, is one of
the well known young politicians of the State and was the party can-
didate for the office of recorder in the last election, being defeated by
a small majority. A graduate of St. Michael's College of Santa Fe,
New Mexico, he is well qualified for the position he now holds, and
the records of the board will be kept in good order during his term.
He was chosen from a large field of candidates because of his well

Theodore Lopez

known qualifications, and his popularity. Mr. Lopez married Miss

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