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THE COPPER ERA, CLIFTON, ARIZ., SEPT. 14, 19.
9 -THE Arizona Copper Gompany (LIMITED.) Dealers In GeneraL Merchandise. Clifton, Arizona. tell you what it in, ray countrymen, that is the time in a man's career that makes him glad, ami does more to strengthen his belief in an ever-watchful and all kind Providence than all the thirst-producing Sunday sermons ever preached. I never knew a man who liked to play poker who would not square up his debts when he made a wiunins:, or who didn't have the energy to rustlra for another stake when he made a losing. I have known more young men who learned to sing psalms and pray devout prayers to turn out seducers, defauller and dead beats than I ever knew to do so who sought solace and recreation in jacks-np. "You cau judge a man fully as well by the poker lie plays as you can by the company he keeps." There appears to be a concerted move ment among the republican newspapers of Arizona to laud the territorial admin istration and ascribe to it all credit for what measure of prosperity Arizona is at present enjoying. Republicans were never burdened with modesty, and in this instance they are taking advantage of fortuitous circumstances and favorable conditions entirely separate from any political significance, to felicitate them selves and recoup their waning fortune. The people of Arizona are too enlighten ed to be fooled by such bombast. Ari zona is prosperous in spite of i he success ful efforts of the McCurd and Murphy administrations to saddle an illegal debt upon the territory and to deplete the treasury by paying interest for which the territory is not justly liable. Al though the valuation of assessed prop erty is more than a million dollars great er this year than last, yet the territorial tax levy is higher, which does not sup port the claim of economy in public ex penditures. The fact is Arizona's pros perity is due entirely to natural causes, the growth of the mining industry, the high price of cattle, and the demand for hay and grain from California where for several seasons crops have failed. Poli tics and politicians never made a state prosperous, but Arizona will continue to grow in wealth and her industries to ex pand despite political machinations. Globe Silver Belt. President Diaz has accepted the invi tation to visit Chicago at the laying of the corner stone of the new Federal Building. Fashion Barter Shop . . F. H. SPRINGER, Propr Four doors Bouth Clifton Hotel. Hot and Cold Baths attached ; porcelain tubs. gj&CV ing Ladies' and Children's Hair a Speciality. W. C. BLANK, - - Clifton Shoe Shop, Clifton, Arizona. fJT Boots and Shoes made to order. Repair work done promptly and neatly TAKE THE - - Santa Fe Route From Doming or El Paso, To all northern or eastern points Close connection made at Kansas city and Chicago with all the northern and eastern lines. THRO' COACHES, TOURIST CARS & PULLMAN SLEEPING CARS. All meals not served in Dining cars are taken at the popular Santa Fe Route Harvey Eating Houses. Full information cheer fully furnished upon application to - - - F. B. Houghton, Gen. Agt, El Paso, or W. J. Black, Gen. Pass. Agt, Topeka, Ks.