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THE COPPER ERA, CLIFTON, ARIZ., DEC. 14, 1899. SHANNON COPPER MINES. ünion Meat Market. Come and See ! Below we give a few extracts from the report of the engineer of the Shannon Copt er Mines : , "The properties are located in Green lee Gold Mountain Mining District seven miles north of Cli.ton, Graham county, Arizona, at the teimiuus of the Arizona & New Mexico Railroad, and adjacen- tc the great producing proper: ies of the Ar izona. Copptr Co., and the Detroit Cop pee company. "In addition to the Shannon mine, the company holds leases and options to purchase on other promising claims in the locality of Cliiton, but it is the intention of the company at the present time to confine its workings to the Shan non, the mo6t valuable as well as the best developed property. "Noiwithftandingthe deepest working on this property is only 120 feet theie has already been mined and shipped ten thoueand tons of high-grade ore averag ing 17 per cent copper. Had this ore been marketed at the present value of copper it would have shown a net profit of at out $400,000. "While extracting the ten thousand tons of high-grade ore for shipment 15, 000 additional tons were mined. This ore on y averaged 5 per cent copper and wa left on the dumps at that time as i' would not pay to ship. Ihe compai.y wi h its own Bimdter, and figuiing cop per at 11 cents per pound, and not 17c, the present value, should make a net profit of $90,000 trom this 5 per cent ore alone. "There is opened tip in the mine ready to be Moped ten thousand tons of ore which will average over 7 per cent cop per and will produce at 11 cents per pound a n t pr. fit of $80,000, making a total of $170,000 actual net profit on ore now in sight. "Over one thousand feet of tunnels, several shallow f-halts and open cu!s comprise the present development ; all show ore which wiil run from 7 to 30 per cent copper. Assorted ore, and occasion al pockets, will run much higher. "The surface ores of the Shannon car ry a greater per centage of copper than any of the adjoining claims. The ore bodies are fully as larje, and develop ment should prove that they continue in depth and the property to be one of the lartrest mines in Arizona." Mr. George A. Schro'.er, E. M , in his reijrr, savs that "ihe earnings on the property after a plant is completed should hot be less than $500,000 per an num, figuring copper at only 11 cents per pound. The copper produced by t!ie adjoining property, the Arizona Copper company, does not cost over six cents per pound, and the Shannon, under the same conditions, should not cost more." Gillespie & Hooper, of the Union Meat Market, are selling excellent meat of all kind.". The now have one hundred and twenty-five fat beeves on alfalfa, near Safford, which they will ship upas need ed. They have contracted with several farmers down the valley for hogs for their Winter trade and are now furnishing their customers with corn fed pork. A. W. Hooper is an experienced cutler and eausage maker, having been in the busi ness for years. There gentlemen deliver meat in large or small quantities to any part of town. Telephone 27. The Christmas Concert, of which we gave notice last week, is to be held in the Reading Rocm on Thursday, Dec. 25, at 8 p. m. It will be patronized by Jas. Colquhonn, Esq., Murray Innés, Esq., Leonce Fraissinel, Esq., Col. M. J. Egan and other leading citizens. The entertainment promises to be a great success and the Era has already had to print oil" the second hundred reserved se.it tiekets. Tickets may be obtained from the secretary, A. C. Mole ; Mr. Ernest E. Weston,"Mr. J. Sidebotham or from the postotfice ; prices 75". and 50c. The proceeds i!l be given towards ihe completion of ihe local church building. Connty Surveyor E. R. StaSord has been appointed by the Interior depart ment superintendent of construction for all the woik now under way or contem plated at the San Carles Indian Agency. This is a deserved recognition of Mr. Stafford's abilities, and he will undoubt edly give satisfaction in the new position. A new irrigiting canal has recently been completed under his supervision, which has proven eminently satisfactory. Th successful completion of this work caused lis qiialificatii n to be recognized by the appoinlinen'. Saff Td Aiizonian. Twocolored individuals, without "vis ible means of support," were hand cuffed by Officers Hart and Hamilton yesterday mo-ning ann put in charge of Conductor Mike Keardon with instruc tions not to turn them loose this side of the New Mexico line, and he didn't. R. C. Jones, of Jones & Kennett, the San Francisco photographers, will be here for a short time, thus affording the citizens of Clifton an opportunity to se cure as fine work in that line as can be obtained in the largest cities of the world . The Standard Cyclopedia of useful knowledge, in -five volumes for one dol lar. Single vol. 25c. L. W. Smith. Toys and all kinds of Holiday Goods now on exhibition at the Arizona Cop per Co's Store. Senate Boy 5c cigars have no equal at the price. Go to Jones for fine photographs. Op posite Clii ton Hotel. S. W. Price & Co. have received twen ty tons of fine blacksmithing coal. Corn fed pork at Union Market. Gil lespie & Hooper, telephone No. 27. R. C. Jones will make you a present of one dozen Stamp Photographs with every dozen bus' cabinets. The last statement of the Bank of Saf ford shows that institution -to be in a most excellent condition. ' A Mexican circus struck town Mon day, much to the delight of the native population and young America. For nice Roasts, Steaks and Chops call a the Union Market. Free and prompt delivery to any part of the city. The Era receives, daily, letters from par1 ies in all parts of the Union and Ar kansaw seeking informaron about Clif ton and its mining resources. Our line of 25c Novels embraces such authors us Chas. Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Alexander Dumas, Sir Walter Scott, Jane Porter and Jules Verne. L. W. Smith. Frank Wiese, the Morenci jeweler, was down Friday and Saturday to see the boys and incidentally to pick up all the old "l.iscuits" around town that needed working over. Minager Warden, of the Duncan Dairy, had the misfortune to lose his finest cow last Sund iy night. She ap peared perfectly well when milked in the evening and her death is a mystery. Fritz Adolphy came near losing his es tablishment by fire Monday morning, and would have lost it but for the timely and untiring efforts of kind friends. The fire originated from a sp.irk on the roof, but was ex inpuished after about one hundred shingles had been consumed. Lady Diana's Pride, Lord Lynn's Choice, The Tragedy of Lime Hall, Re pented at Leisure, The Mystery of Colde Fell, Lady Ethel's Wi im, At War with Herself, Hilda, The Shadow of a Sin, The Squiie's Darling, The Heiress of Hilldrop, The Bell of Lynn, and a Fatal Temptation, all by Charlotte M. Braeme, 10c a copv, or the thirteen for $1.0t, at L. W. Smith's.