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The copper era. (Clifton, Graham County, Ariz.) 1899-1911, October 12, 1899, Image 1

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Issued Thursdays.
Vol. 1 ; No 26
Which Was Crazy? j
Two brothers from a north Mis- j
souri county appeared one morning j
at the St. Joseph insane asylum, j
one of them to be incarcerated j
there as a patient and the other!
having him in charge as far as the
asylum. They were dressed very
much alike and the observer on the
train would not have detected in
sanity in either. The asylum man
ager was in a quandary. He chat
ted with his visitors until a late
hour and then locked them up in a
room together. Then he telegraph
ed authorities at the town wheie
the brothers lived.
"Two men arrived from your
town today ; both dressed alike ;
one calls himself Bill and talks of
constructing an air line to the
moon ; the other goes by the name
of Dave and advocates the gold
standard ; which shall I keep?"
Value of a Good Reputation.
The value of a good reputation
is never so strikingly shown as
when accusations of crime are
made against a man of good repute.
His reputation is a shield that can be
broken down only by the most pos
itive testimony. On the other
hand everybody is ready to believe
a charge of evil brought against a
man of bad repute. We rend of
instances almost every day. A
crime is committed and the police
arrest a suspect. At first there is
little evidence against him. He
was observed near the scene of the
crime about the time of its com
mission, and this fact alone, being
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C. F. WHITCHER, Sole Agent.
coupled with his bad reputation, is
held to justify his detentiou until
investigation can be made. Under
similar circumstances a man of
good reputation is in no danger of
arrest. He can defend himself
against much stronger circumstan
tial evidence. A criminal career
must have a beginning, aud it some
times happens that a man of pre
vious good reputation commits a
crime ; but in such a case it is most
difficult to convict him except on
positive testimony. Sometimes,
indeed, it is shown that his good
reputation was undeserved ; that
he had been leading a double life ;
and then, of course, his reputation
being gone, he becomes more vul
nerable. It is a general truth,
however, that a good reputation
protects a man from suspicion of
wrong doing and that a bad repu
tation directs suspicion against
him. Baltimore Sun.
LO iT In Morenci near the postoffice,
a letter containing three bank checks,
Nos. 14,454, 17,232 and 17,233, all en
dorsed. Finder will please return same
to the Detroit Copper Go's, store.

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