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THE COPPER ERA, CLIFTON, ARIZ., SEPT. 21, 18. The whole civilized world is up in arms against the cowardly out rage perpetrated on Dreyfus to save a few officers who have dis graced the nation and uniform sup posed to be the insignia of honor and manhood. There will be enough blast fur naces built during the next fifteen months to increase the annual pro duction of pig iron by 2,500,000 tons. The Federal Steel Company and the National Steel Company will each build four and the Amerr ican Steel and Wire Company and the Carnegie Steel Company two each. It is estimated that the wheat crop of the United States this year is the third best on record, the oat crop the second best and corn the same. With an aggregate of 3,500, 000,000 bushels of wheat, corn and oats, the prosperity of the farmer for 1899 is pretty well established. The management of the Calu met anJ Hecla Company is doing nothing to depress the price of copper. Since the market touched 184 cents the Calumet people have held their price up firmly to that figure, even refusing to cut it when other lake producers were making concessions in order to get busi ness which the Calumet mange luent was unwilling to make. One good sign of the times in the East ii : When a mining prop osition is presented expert opinion is called in and the expert is gen erally one who has had experience and gained a good reputation for skill and integrity in the camp or district where the property is loca ted. Patent leather boots, gold eyeglasses and a long drawn drawl are no longer the sign manuel of the expert. Mud-stained boots, a keen eye, and crisp intelligent sen tences are insignia of well earned knowledge in the mining field. Hillsboro (X. M.) Advocate. Probably the oldest mining camp in the United States, that is still under progressive operation, is that of the Dahlongea mines in Georgia, where gold has been mined for the past seventy-five years. As far as the records show these mines have produced about $16,000,000, and there is no telling how much more. Under the operation of modern ma chinery there may be unearthed many fortunes from these Georgia hills for the miner of the future. On October ?rd next every post office in the country will begin weighing all matter passing through it. There are nearly 80, 000 offices and in each one of these this weighing will be kept up for thirty-five consecutive daTs. At the end of this time each office will forward to Washington its com plete report, and from this enor mous mass of statistics will be compiled, by a special staff yet to be selected, a wealth of informa tion that cannot fail to benefit the service greatly. Bring your job printing to the Era of fice, where you can get first-elasa work done at reasonable prices. CHARLES F. WHITCHER, Attorney-at-Law, Ciifton, Arizona. M. J. EG AN, ATTORN EY-AT- LAW. Office : In the Casa Grande, oc the Frise Embankment, Clifton, - Arizona. THE RICHELIEU - - - Clifton, Arizona -L. J. DUNAGAN, Propr. First-class Wines, Liquors and Ci- gars Constantly on Hand. FRED COOPER, -- - Tonsorial Artist, Next to Blue Goose saloon,. Clifton, Arizona .... Hot and Cold Baths Give me a call.. Texurkana, Shreveport, El Paso, New Orleans. THE TEXAS & PACIFIC RAILWAY. West-bound arrives El Paso 1 : 30 p. m. Leaves 1:15 p. ni. Fur particulars address, B F Darbvshire, S W P A, El Paso, A W Montague, Depot Tkt Agt, El Paso,. E P Turner, G P A, Dallas, Texas. "No Trouble to Answer Questions." THE MAP OP MEXICO . . . Will tell you that all important points in Mexico are reached by or via the Mexican Central Ry. By this route you travel commo dionsly, quickly, cheaply and safely. Pullman Palace Sleepers are run between El Paso, Alex ico, and Tampico. For rates and other in for 'nation, apply to O. MULLER. Com'l Agt., El Paso, Texae.