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0 OFFER fx . , the Issued Thursdays. CLIFTON, ARIZONA, NOVEMBER 16, 1899. Vol. 1; No. 31 TAKE WARNING. What Happened to the Man Who Borrowed a Paper to Read- Did you ever hear of the man who was too economical to take his home paper, but sent his little boy to borrow the copy taken by a neighbor? In his haste the boy run over a two-dollar stand of bees and in . ten seconds looked like a warty summer squash. His cries reached his father who ran to his resue and failed to notice the barb ed wire fence down, cutting a hand ful of fish bait out of his anatomy and ruining a four-dollar pair of boots. The old cow took advant age of the gap in the fence, got out and ate forty cents worth of alfalfa and died of bloat. Hearing the racktt the wife ran out, upset a four-gallon churn of cream in a basket of kittens and drowned the whole mes. In the hurry she dropped and broke a seven-dollar set of false teeth. The baby being left alone crawled through the cream and into the parlor, ruining a new carpet. During the excite ment the oldest daughter ran away with a book agent, the dog broke up eleven setting hens and all the calves got out and chewed the sleevss off of four fine shirts which hung on the line. Ex. A cowboy who stopped over night at the San Agustine hotel, in Tuc son, was describing the interest ing features of the hotel, which had been previously the old Catholic cathedral. "Everything was per fect," said he, "with the exception of one thing. They- kept the light burning all night in my bed-room, a thing I ain't used to." "Well," said one of the spectators, "why didn't you blow it out?" "How could ? The blessed thing was in a bottle !'' Aluminum as a Conductor. Aluminum is to have an impor tant trial as a commercial conduct or of electricity on the Northwest ern elevated railroad. Twenty miles of inch and a half cables are to be strung to convey the motive power to the trolley rails. Alumi num displaces copper on the new road because of its cheapness. Cop per almost doubled in price within a twelvemonth, while the lighter metal has dropped a shade in the scale. James R. Chapman, the electrial engineer in charge of the new road, says : "After copper, al uminum is far the best conductor among the cheaper metals. An aluminum wire has the additional advantages of being lighter to han dle and of beingnon-corrosive." According to Mr. Chapman, a per fect joint has been made possible by a solder invented by a Chicago man. Chicago Record. Inspector C. S. Ford informs the Win8low Mail that there have been 19,687 head of cattle shipped from that section this fall. Holbrook has shipped 12,682 head, VVinslow 6,015, Navajo about 1,000. AT HOME. 3 GET YOUR WHY 3STOT"? 553 THE ERA OFFICE! 5SU . When you can get it just as cheap, far better work, and better material. Is prepared to do any and all kinds of Job Printing in first-class style. Try us.