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THE COPPER ERA, CLIFTON ARIZ., JUNE 1, 1899.
5 METCALF ITEMS. The New D. C M. Co. Concentrator. Strangers visiting Morenci should by al) means pay a visit to the new concen trator now being built by the above com pany. Like a visit to New York, Chica go or St. Louis, one sees so much in Morenci on the grand scale that by com parison a great thing becomes a small matter. On every hand is to be seen great embankments on dumps of mines looking as huge as the. mountains then selves, and the least sensitive nature cannot help but feel a sense of the great ness of the many enterprises now being forwarded in this wonderland. Among these many enterprises is the new concentrator now in course of con struction. Large frame buildings greet the eye, to the left of which, occupying 1he slope, rises four terraces of steel set on enormous foundations of masonry The concentrator will be made of steel from the Qilette, Herzog Mfg. Co. of Minneapolis. The foundation is 120x170 feet and the mill will be in two sections wiih the engine room in the middle, and the power used will be gas. The ore will be hoisted from the mine and dumped into second-class ore- bins, which will be 30 feet higher than the top of the mill ; it will then be drawn out of these bins on to a traveling belt 32 in ches wide and 130 faet long and carried to the crushers at the top of the mill. The first-class ore will be picked from the belt while in motion. The method of concentrating thd ore will be very much the same as that fol lowed by the A. C. Co., the ore being first crushed coarse and concentrated on jigs and then the tailings from the jigs are recrushed and concentrated on Frue vanners. When completed it will be the largest 6ingle mill in Arizona. The D. M. C. have eight furnaces in operation. Abe Sigel is now working in the A. C. Co's store. Judge Everhardy has sold his new building to Anastacia Murray. Mr. Morris, the B. B. Store proprietor, paid Clifton a visit last Sunday. The incline leading from the Longfel low narrow gauge road to the mine is 2,200 feet in length and has a slope of 33 degrees. J. C. Gatti, of the Cliftcn M. M. & S. F., was here on business Saturday. Tim Nordelli has sold his saloon in Morenci to Bias Sirianni, who will take possession this week. Dr. H. A. Schell intends making regu lar trips to Clifton to treat diseases of the eye of persons who find it inconveni ent to go to Morenci for treatment. The new water system of Morenci works like a charm, the pressure being in many parts of town very heavy, which will be of the greatest advantage in case of fire. The D. C. M. Co. will soon commence building their new store. It will be very much larger and more convenient than the present store building. It will be built entirely of Bteel and stone and thoroughly fire proof. Br. Davis, accompanied by Constable Hermann Keppler and two deputies, left Sunday afternoon for Eagle Creek to visit a child reported very low with smallpox. There are no cases of the dis ease at present in Morenci. . It will be gratifying news to the mauy friends of Dan Price, at one time a resi- deuter of Morenci, to learn that he has made a rich strike in the Oscnra moun tains east of Socorro, N. . M. He is now hipping copper ore regularly to the smelter. Munquia & Lappint have had their place newly papered and kolsomined and the bar has been removed to the front part of the main hall. Adolfo Gonz.iles, lately of Las Cruces, and known as one of the mixologists of New Mexico, is now tending bar. The D. C. M. Co. have just completed the new addition to their machine shop. It is 150 feet long by 45 feet wide, and will contain a large punching machine and shears and one set of 14-foot boiler rolls, and a traveling 'crane to extend from one end of the building to the other. We were misinformed regarding the statement made in our last issue that Judge Egan had gone to Morenci to prosecute Officer Will Keppler. Mr. Keppler had himself engaged the ser vices of the Judge to defend him both at the coroner's inquest and in the jus- j tice's court. He was exhonorated in both courts. A dance was given last Monday night by the Alianza society at their hall in Morenci in honor of their vice-president, and traveling branch lodge, organizer, C. H. Tully. Loredo's band supplied the music, there being about 30 couples on the floor at a time. The good things of life were not forgotten. The dancing was continued until old "sol" poked his round bald head above the bills saluting. thA dnnmrfl A hiinnv criwl mni-ninr Vandals hroke into the Cli ton-Morenci pest house, located near Morenci, and stole a dozen quilts and a small tent, be sides rifling a trunk which had belonged to one of the patients, having used a pick to force an entrance into the build ing. The house had been perfectly se cured by Deputy Constable Thomas when he released the patients, and the premises were thoroughly fumigated with, all contents, so that fears of a recur rence of the disease from the stolen articles are unnecessary. Last week Paul Becker had occasion to put $353 in a small box, which ha placed under the counter behind some larger boxes. Three men were in the store at the time and noticing Mr. Beck er deposit the. box immediately laid plans (o get the money. One of the men called Mr. Becker to the back part of the store, the man standing in such a posi- 2 rKr 13 AfTfR A 'm -K ' ' WELL.If Y0U6ET Tom liowf i YOU HAVE APURE VJ STRAIGHT ARTICLE TRY IT ONCE AND YOU WILL WANT NO OTHER BRAND. YOU CAN GET IT AT For tale by J. & A. Smith, Clifton