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THE COPPER ERA', CLIFTO, ARIZ., JUNE 1, 1899. 2 Circulate Tour. Money at Home. ' The people of Clifton, Morenci and Metcalf have, both in action and words, expressed to us tlieir gratification in having a paper published Hint was giv ing faithful and correct news of what was weekly transpiring in their midst. The life of a weekly paper is its local columns. To obtain good local news re quires energy, alertness and a knowledge : of what best suits the taste of subscri bers. Information comes but very sel dom to you; you must seek it; and to obtain news requires .incessant work. The laborer is .worthy of his hire, and it is the duty of (he reading public, includ ing the merchant, the miner, the manu facturer and the professional, to first support the local paper, not only for the publisher's benefit, but their own as well. The Era does not deny the right of any other paper to enter thin section and solicit patronage, but it knows that the good sense of our people will lead them to first support their home paper. This office stands ready to give equal ad vantages to its customers as well as to ourselves, guaranteeing good workman ship at reasonable rates.' Our people should follow the maxim laid down by one of the world's greatest financiers, Jay Gould :" Always keep your money circulating at home as much as possible." . A ! comnanv of Clifton societv vounsr '.ladies formed a picnic party Decoration Jay and bad a most enjoyable time at a selected spot on the banks of the Frisco about a mile above town. The party consisted of the Misses Annie Cromb, Genevieve Smith, Re Meeker, Alice Nevitf, and the Mrs. - McCutchen, John Cromb and , William Pitts. A fine lunch was served and kodak pictures taken of points of interest. . George L. McCormick left last Wednes day for Los Angeles, to be treated for aggravated heart trouble! and will, in all probability, be obliged ti remain sever al months. His sister, Mrs.. Alex Mc Lean, of Metcalf, will remain sometime with him, it being necessary to have an operation performed on her baby's eye. Clifton Court News. There was quite a lively scrim mage in the district of the tender loin 400 last Sunday and Monday, there being two hair-pulling and gouging encounters participated in by the fair sex of that quarter; a couple of whom appeared . before Judge Wright, with their eyes in mourning, and gave liberal dona tions to the funds of the county treasury. The following cases were tried before Justic Wright this week : Maria Rita, for disturbing the peace, fined $10. Sara Donahue Trujillo, carrying concealed weapons, fined $15. Rosario Romero, drunk and dis orderly, fined $10. Adelia Jiertrand, drunk- and dis orderly, fined $10. Loisa Rita, drunk and disorder ly, fined $10. Ida Hogan, drunk and disorder ly, fined 10 dollars. William Cromb, cuttle buyer for the A. C. Co., re'poits cattle dying by the hundreds at Midi Spring and other points. The cattle all over the country are ill poor condition and are obliged to go great distam-e-i for grass and than return to the riv r for water. He also 8tu.tes that there are grert numbers of motherless calves who are in a terrible plight for food and water, and that at present there is little demand for cattle. In the current issue of Harper's Week ly there is an article by Julian Hnlph that throws some light on the question of salaries paid to our foreign ambassa dors. Mr.. Ralph shows that several of our consuls who receive very small sal aries hold positions with the Standard Oil Company, which of course pays them very well and enables them to live in a manner suitable to their dignity. Flor ence Tribune. During President Kimball's and Prof, Maeser and wife's visit to Clifton they were the honored guests of Gen'l Mgr. Colquhoun of-the A. C. Co., who showed them every courtesy and did all in his power to make their visit a pleasant one. Fire Department Needed in Clifton. About t wo o'clock Sunday morning a fire a'arm was sounded by the A. C. Co's whistle, and in a few minutes the bridge crossing the river was loaded with round ers responding to the call. It turned out to be of sin ill moment but it gave evi dence of the esteem in which the A. C. Co. is held by the public. There is a long-felt want here in Clifton of a fire department on aecount of the infl.imable nature of the majority of , the b'.iildings, and the Era would suggest that a meeting at some opportune time be held to conpider the desirability of purchasing such fire apparatus as may be considered most desirable, and also the organization of a fire department he taken under consideration. The Era would further suggest that the A. C. Co. employees orginize a fire brigade and systematic fire drills be held from time to time. It in understood that the A. C. Co. will gladly ro-operute with the people of Clif ton so that the employees may becoino familiar with the different stations where hose could be connected, and that they also are willing to do their part by put ting in water tanks at accessible poinU so that water can be tapped at the first alarm of fire. It is further suggested that the oity purchase a hand-power fire engine. Constables Herman and Charles Kep pler left Tuesday afternoon to look for the man Acosta who murdered Rodrigues three weeks ago at Metcalf. They have word that he is hiding out in the wood camps near Grand viile, 25 miles north of Moronci. Children's day will be held on the I lt!t of June at the Presbyteriyn church in Clifton at 7.80 p. m., and in Morenci on the 18th, same hour. There will be music and recitations by the children. All are invited to attend. The Mexican boy that had the small pox 18 miles from Morenri, on Ejgle creek, died last Monday. Dr. Davis and Constable Keppler thoroughly disinfect ed the camp outfit and burned up all the family's clothing. W. J. Stevens, the well-known field manager for the Provident Mutual Build ing fc Loaiikss'ii of Los Angeles, and R. L. Gifnttrtrj the local agent, are calling on friends in Clifton and Morenci this week.