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The copper era. (Clifton, Graham County, Ariz.) 1899-1911, September 21, 1899, Image 1

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THE COFFER M.
Issued Thursdays. . CLIFTON, ARIZONA, SEPTEMBER 21, 1899. Vol. 1 ; No 23
.v .v .S. .T .s. .s. .
Buy a Lot
Build A flome.
In HENRY HILL'S
ADDITION to
CLIFTON.
30 Lots Si the First feel
JLflJUULa.
C. F. WHITCHER, Sole Agent. $?
Si' sji -v- i
"Shinplasters."
Now we are to have a return of
the shinplaster not because our
silver money has taken fright, as
it did during the gieat war, and
proposes to "hide out," but because
there isn't enough of it to do the
wcrk that is required of it, and the
secretary of the treasury has to
belp it out by an issue of paper
currency. The movement in favor
of such an issue originated in Ne
braska, in the form of a circular
addressed to numerous congress
men, asking them to favor a bill
embodying a provision for the is
sue of small paper currency. The
suggestion has met with favor at
the treasury department, and it is
said that in a short time $10.000,
000 of this currency will be placed
on sale in the various post offices
where the demand is greatest. The
main object to be subserved is to
facilitate the transmission of small
amounts of money in letters for the
benefit of country people making
small mail purchases at a distance.
Without some such conveniences,
malĂ­ sums are sent in silver and
are easily detected in letters, or a
postal crder must be purchased,
involving unnecessary expense.
In addition to these, the secre
tary has issued, duriug the last 60
days, gold certificates of conven
ient denominations, representing
in the aggregate more than twenty
millions of dollars, and all of these
were taken up into the circulation
as fast as they could be given out.
A young and pretty Arizona
school ma'am who was teaching
her first term of school, told in
strict confidence recently to one of
her special girl chums the follow
ing incident. "I was trying to
teach little Juhnny to spell and
pronounce 'feet.' After many trials
I succeeded in teaching him the
letters, but to save my life I could
not teach him how to pronounce the
word. In despair J said : 'Now,
Johnny, what is it a cow has four
of while I only have two?' The
answer was prompt, pronunciation
perfect, but it was unexpected, and
I wished the floor would open and
swallow me up to hide the shame
on my face as the scholars tittered
at my embarrassment and Johnny's
unexpected realy. I will never,
never ask such a question again if
I teach school the rest of my life. "
The paid-up capital of the Amer
ican Smelting Company is $54,
795,009. Of this $47,000,000 rep
resents money that have been paid
for the several properties in the
combine aud $7,705,000 cash paid
in.

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