THE, COPPER ERA, CLIFTON, ARIZ.,
NOV. 16, 1899.
Tuesday's passenger train brought in
County School Supt Moody, a majority
of the teachers of the schools of Graham
county, and the members of the Pima
Dramatic Association. The school trus
tees and teachers of Clifton, and quite
a number of citizens, met them at the
The Institute was called to order at
nine o'clock yesterday morning at Libra
ry Hall with thirty-two teachers present
and quite a number of visitors. Presi
dent Colqnhoun, of the A. C. Company,
made the address of welcome in his usual
pleasing and genteel manner. The af
ternoon session was more largely attend
ed than the morning session.
Prof. Maeser is the guest of President
Colquhoun, and Supt. Moody is being
entertained by Judge Egan.
Mr. and Mrs. Wathey are entertaining
Messrs. Curtis and Larson. They also
contributed an abundance of beautiful
flowers for decoration.
Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Davidson are enter
taining Mesdames Belknap and Clark.
Mr. and Mrs. Fraissinet are entertain
ing Mr. and Mrs. Jones .
Mr. and Mrs. Audley Smith have as
.their guest Prof. Cochrane, principal of
the Solomonville public schools.
Misses Hilton and Wiltshire are being
entertained by Mrs. A. Boyle.
Mrs. Abraham is providing for the en
tertainment of many others.
Out of the forty-four teachers in Gra
ham county thirty-two are in attendance
at the Institute.
President Colquhoun has made the
necessary arrangements to take all the
teachers on an excursion to the mines at
Morenci and Metcalf to-morrow. Lunch
will be served down in the bottom level
of the Humboldt, at Longfellow. The
entire expenses of the excursion will be
defrayed by Prest. Colquhoun.
We will endeavor to give our readers
the proceedings of the Institute in full
The Chimney Corner.
The Pima Teachers' Dramatic Associ
ation will, on to-morrow evening, pre
sent to the people of Clifton that most
soul-stirring and interesting drama enti
tled "The Chimney Corner;" also that
side-splitting farce-comedy "Hans Von
Smash," at Library Hall. Judging from
the compliments paid the association by
their home papers the play will be pre
sented first-class and you cannot afford
to miss it.
When you want a good cigar go to L.
After eating go to L. W. Smith's and
get your cigar.
Delegate Wilson left Phoenix yesterday
for the national capital.
A cup of beef tea is a very nutritious
drink. Go to L. W. Smith's for it.
Judge Hormeyer is renovating the
Central Hotel building throughout.
Everybody votes our hot chocolate de
licious. You should try it. L.' W. Smith.
Judge Wright has been confined to his
bed several days with an affection of the
Have your clothes cleaned and pressed
at Simms & Townsend's ; opposite Hotel
Quite a crowd from Clifton attended
the Walter L. Main's circus at Lordsburg
Coca-Cola, hot or cold, will relieve
your headache in a few minutes. At L.
Anyone desiring typewriting or steno
graphic work can be accommodated by
leaving word at the Eba office.
A very fine rain fell here Tuesday
night and yesterday morning, cooling the
atmosphere and laying the dust.
Frank Wynne, colored, tanked up Mon
day and was fined $10 and costs, by
Judge Wright, for the fun he had.
The business of F. M. Ballis & Co. has
increased to such an extent lately that
they haVe been compelled to build a
The "Central Kitchen," opposite the
Central Hotel, is now open and is a first
class eating house. Hing Chung is the
Although the weather is still warm
and pleasant, Mr. McFate says he does
not have to make near as much ice now
as he did two months ago.
The street alongside the railroad track,
west of the company's store, presents a
better appearance and is easier traveled,
since it was cut down to grade.
Puck, Judge, Life, Police Gazette, Har
per's Weekly, Leslie's Weekly, and Min
ing & Scientific Press are a few of our
leading weeklies . L. W. Smith.
D. C. Wilkins went down to Duncan
yesterday to visit his parents and will
probably remain all this week as he has
been somewhat indisposed for several
There will be a ball at Library Hall
this evening in honor of the teachers in
attendance at the Institute.
Mrs. Matia Chaves died Tuesday at
her home in North Clifton at the age of
sixty-five, and was buried in the Catho
lic. cemetery yesterday morning.
W. H. McBride has left Morenci and
is now at his father's mines in the west
ern part of the county doing develop
ment work. His postoffice address is
It is a very common occurrence to see
ladies Tiding astride in Clifton and vicin
ity. They either have to ride that way
in this section, where the mountains are
high and steep, or walk, and it is too far
between stations to "foot it."
To the business men of Clifton and
Morenci: If you want the public to
know that you are in business and of the
commodities that you sell, put an ad. in
the Era it is read by nearly every resi
dent of eastern Graham county.
Chas. M. Shannon is expected back
from the East on every train, and when
he returns we will probably know wheth
er or not .he has effected the sale of the
Hughes-Shannon property of which there
has been so much said in the papers.
The A. C. Co. received this week one
of the largest gasoline engines ever
brought to the country. It will be used
to run the machinery at the saw mill
instead of the small steam engine that
has been used tor that purpose hereto
Dr. W. I. Davis, W. M. of Coronado
Lodge No. 8, F. and A. M., of Clifton,
was elected ta represent his lodge at the
grand lodge which is now in session at
Tucson. It was the doctor's intention to
start to Tucson last Monday, but found
it impossible to get away on that date.
J. Henry Potts, representative of í
one of the leading iron bridge manufac
turies of the United States, arrived i n
Clifton last week and is now busily e n
gaged in preparatory work for the sub
stitution of two first-class iron brid ges
for wooden ones on the line of the A. &
N. M. Ky. It is the intention of, the
railway company to replace all their
wooden bridges with iron ones as fa Bt as
possible, and Mr. Potts will probably be
engaged in this work for several months.
Mrs. Potts is also here. They ret ide in
South Clifton. Í
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