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THE COPPER ERA, CLIFTON, ARIZ., DEC 21, 1899.
5 Go to Jones for fine photographs. Op posite Clifton Hotel. President James Colquhoun returned this morning from California. New gasoline stove and double mattress for sale cheap. Inquire at Era office. Some one entered the Blue Goose sa loon the other night and robbed the casi: drawer. R. C. Jones will make you a present of one dozen Stamp Photographs with every dozen bus' cabinets. Don't fail to call on Jones, the photo grapher, and inspect his fine line of Pla'ino Carbon effects. John Hogan came down from his mines near Me'oalf Tuesday, on important bus ing, and returned yesterday. Mrs. Pearson, mother of Mrs. James Parks, visited her daughter last week Mrs. Pearson lives in Silver City. i roi. rrettyman s dancinu class is growing very rapidly. All desirous of taking instruction, will derive the great est benefit by beginning early. Session nights Tuesdays and Fridays. 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 . Billy Hart left this morning with Fred ateucK to pta -e mm in the territorial in sane asylum. Mr. Steuck has been a resident of Clifton for sometime, and three years ago was confined in an asylum but been me rational and remain ed bo till a few days ago. Thieves made an entrance into the A. C. Co's Cli ton store Sunday night by breaking a hole in a pane of glass large enough to place their fingers on the sash catch, then raised the sash and crawled in. Several riflVs and pistols are missing from the store. The county board of supervisors are required, under a law passed by the last legislature, to appoint an assessor for this connty for next year. This will be done the first week in January. Sheriff Clark and Phil C. M ril are among the applicants for the position. Clemente Maldonar, a miner at the King, was struck by a falling rock Satur day and sustained a compound fracture of the left leg below the knee, and the limb was also badly lacerated. Sunday, Richard Jones, a railroad employee, got one of his shoulders dislocated by a hand-car running against l.im at Coron ado. Bo h patients are getting along nicely under the care of Drs. Davidson & Fa'es. ' Justice Wright disposed of the follow' ing cases this week: Frank Nolan, Geo, Nolan, John Welch and Charles Adams disreputable characters, ordered to skip they skipped. Sevonio Flores, Brigido Buteres, Jose Audigo and Julian Rodri guez, who were brought down from Met- calf for trial, paid fines and were dis charged. Tbos. Vance, felony, dismissed A. Wilkeraon, placed under $500 peace bond. W. H. Harvey, malicious mis chief, fined 15 ; Harvey broke open the door of W. C. Blank's house in East Clifton last Saturday morning while in tixicated. We are pleased to be able to inform the Clifton public that the Christmas Concert arrangements are going on with out a hitch and that those in charge are meeting with support on every hand Clitton ought to be able to supply its cit izens with entertainments frequently; there is plenty of talent, but unless the public show a responding spirit it cannot be expected that much effort will be put forward to give entertainments; we there fore hope that this first move in the de sired direction will have an extremely enthusiastic support. Tickets may be had lrom Messrs. J. Sidebotham, Ernest E. Weston, the Postoffice, or A. C. Mole, secretary 7oc. and 50c. the Concert will begin at 8 p. m. sharp, Thursday next, the 28th inst. It is sometimes interesting to sit and listen to the tales of the old-timers of their early experience in Clifton. Our friend, Alex McLan, in talking with a few seiect friends in a saloon a few days ago, was beard to express himaelf about in this fashion : "I struck Clifton about noon, and as I stepped off the stage, was greeted by the only white man here Jim Smith, the present jailor. At first I was undecided whether he was a sheriff, brigand or U. S. marshal. I judged from bis armament that he must have been some Fort of an officer, probably commander-in-chief of the military depart ment of the coast. However, we were soon on the best of terms; he furnished me a place in one of the rooms of Bed Bug row to spread my blankets, which, at that time, was no small favor, and for that, if nothing else, be has ever held a warm place in my heart. It was at least a day or two before I found there was any other white men in the camp, and among the first was Henry Arbuckle, the engineer on the Baby G itige. He was pulling the throttle behind two mules, tandem, and on the heavy up-grade. When the steam got low he would give the rear mule's tail a twist, the effect of which was. sometimes startling. My first trip up the little road was unique as well as instructive in way of railroading. All went along very smooth nntil a point about three hundred yards above the Stone House was reached, when steam seemed to have given out and we came to a stand-still . Arbuckle immediately called to his fireman, who, at that mo ment, was acting as rear breakeman, to come and start the injector and blow up. Judge my surprise when the fireman came and unhitched the mules and led them down to the creek to water, and then leading them to the shade of a friendly scrub oak to "blow up." Ar buckle informed me that the blowing up process occupied about twenty minutes each trip. Not long after that a brand new locomotive named the "Coronado" arrived all the way from Leavenworth, Kansas, by bull train ; the first locomo tive in Arizona, about as large as a, good sized coffee pot. From that time on for a while Arbuckle wore his hat perched on three hairs, but when he found he had to get off and push to get the thing to start, to say nothing of stopping three or four times on the trip np to "blow up," his hat resumed its natural position and Henry was himself again. In running around the camp I used to see women with their faces plastered with some thing that looked like calsomine, and my curiosity was excited to know what it was all for, so one day I asked Jim Smith what it meant. He told me that the women ere so homely that they had to we..r masks in order to induce the young babes to accept theii natural sustenance. I doubted the statement; in fact, I al ways did have some doubts about Jim's veracity. This was a very fair camp at that time in spite of its many draw backs. When I applied at the Longfel- lew mine for employment, I was told none but Chinese need apply ; and when applied to the Uetroit, waa asked if I was a miner; and when I told the fore man that I was, he said, 'Well; we don't want ye : we want men that knows how to do something.' However, I caught on after a while, and, although having been bumped off a number of time, have managed to hold the camp down pretty near all the time ever since." Come and See ! Toys and all kinds of Holiday Goods now on exhibition at the Arizona Cop per Co's Store.