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THE COPPER ERA, CLIFTON, ARIZ., DEC. 14, 1899.
7 The Clifton Public School. We have been informed that the board of directors of the Clifton public school have under advisement the purchase of a tract of land in North Clifton on which to construct a substantial school build ing which will be commensurate with the echolastic population of this school district. This would be a wise move on the part of the board. It is a foregone conclu sion, judging from the growth of the town, that such a move will necessarily have to be made sometime ; and why not do it now ? The present building is too small and is uncomfortable both in win ter and summer, and, worst of all, is only a few feet from the railroad track and right in the business center. It will be an injustice to the pupile, and also to the teachers, to longer maintain the school where it is after the close of the present term. Morenci Ball. It was the intention of the Eea last week to publish the names of those who attended the ball at Morenci on Thanks giving, but they were received after the paper had been issued. Those present were : Meesrs. and Mesdames: Gordon McLean and wife, Dr. Davis and wife, Roderick McDougall and wife, M. E. Thorpe and wife, Dr. H. A. Schell and wife, C. B. Nounamaker and wife, Dr. A. M. Tuthill and wife, G. E. Hunt and wife, M. W. Reedy and wife, J. C. Ottman and wife, Judge Settle and wife, Wm. Chapman and wife. Misses: Dolly Smith, E. V. Pickett, Gertrude Sturzneger, Kate Ottman, Mildred Schell, G. Salcido; Sophia Shii ley of Metcalf ; Miss VanDorn of Solo monville. Mesdames: Sidebotham, Sturzeneg ger, A. Y. Smith, S. C. Starr-.tt. Messrs.: C. L. Milchell, E. F. Whit tlesey, H. S. VanGorder, J. W. Poorman, E. T. Saunnang, J. B. Ennual, W. C. Brandon, J. H. Davif, David Cansler, O. L. Poor, Charles McBrien, F. J. Garrett, Theo. Archibald, M. F. Morris, J. H. Puckett, W. Cleveland, H. Schuyler, F. J. Coleman, A. H. Lawrence, Frank Mc Lean, G. H. McLean, Orrin Smith; Geo. Green of Metcalf ; A. L. Townsend of Clitton ; E. M. Johnson of Solomonville. After each meal go to L. W. Smith's for your cigar. Clifton Sanitary District. A petition is being circulated and numerously signed asking the board of county supervisors to designate the fol lowing boundaries of the sanitary district for Clifton : "On the north by the Chinese garden, owned by James Colquhoun; on the south by Metz's Flat; on the east by a line running north and south through the high peak or butte directly east of the town of Clifton; and on the west by what is known as the Stone House, on Chase Creek." Under the law the constable is ex-officio sanitary inspector, but what can he do towards cleaning up a town of three thousand inhabitants with four dol lars a week, which is all that is allowed an inspector by the laws of the territory. Clifton needs cleaning up and the citi zens will be compelled to defray the ex pense. The Era hopes that the next Arizona legislature will take a sensible view of the sanitary condition of the various towns of the territory and do something toward remedying the law touching upon the subject. Unfurnished room to rent. Inquire at Eba office. There has not been an unpleasant day in Clifton so far this winter. Fred Cooper is haying his tonsorial parlors, on the east side, repapered and repainted. The second floor of the big warehouse at Morenci will be finished in time for the Christinas ball. Don't fail to call on Jones, the photo grapher, and inspect his fine line of Platino Carbon effects. The A. & N. M. Ry. has received two new oil tanks of about four times the capacity of the old ones. Jack Goodwin and family now occupy the new frame house recently built by W. F. Hagan in North Cilf'on. The Soiree at Prof. Prettyman's danc ing pavilion, last Saturday evening, was well attended and all had a most enjoy able time. Misses Golddecker and Meeker will give their public school pupils a vacation of one week during the holidays, as is always customary. All kinds of Sausauges, fresh and pickled Tripe, Corned Beef, Hamburger Steak ; in fact, everything in the meat line, at the Union Market. J. N. McFate last week received the sad news of the death of his sister at Al pine, this territory. At the drawing for the bed room set at the Clifton Hotel, Tuesday evening, C. W. Maxon drew first prize, the fine fold ing bed. If you want to buy anything advertise your wants in the Eba and you will be sure to get it ; if you want to sell any thing put it in the Era and you will have no trouble in disposing of it. Agent Tom Smith is again at his post of duty at the dext of the A. & N. M. Ry., after an illness of about a month with typhoid fever. Tom says you can't kill a good man. Mrs. Abraham, proprietress, has had a new acetyline gas plant put in at the Clifton Hotel and jets placed in every room. She is also having the office Pe pRpered and repainted. DO NOT SIT AND DREAM of the fine meats you used to eat in your town, when you can telephone for a good loin steak or roast for 10c. a lb., at the Clifton Meat Market, delivered. The people of every community through out the union should gladden the hearts of the little ones, and big ones, too, by decorating a tree with presents every Christmas. What has been done with regard to a tree in Clifton this year? In the change of venue case of Henry Olson vs. Sixto Garcia, for tearing down monuments and destroying location no tices, at Morenci last Monday, Garcia was convicted and fined $50 and costs and $10 extra for appearing in court drunk. Up on the Missouri side of the Missis sippi river the natives have a queer way of directing strangers to certain locations. A Keokuk man got tangled up in Clarke county, near Alexandria, recently, and accosted a nice looking old lady whom he met on the road and inquired of her the best way to reach Fox island. "You first cross the 'K line,' then go south across the fill, then cross Fox slough, and as soon as you come to the dyke go south along Anthony's pond to Walker's slough, then cross Fox river to Sugar creek, and after you cross Honey creek you come to Gilkenson's bridge. This will take you about two and a half miles. Then go south along Hughes' pond can't direct you any further, but you can inquire of Harvey Fox and he will direct you from there down."