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THE COPPER ERA, CLIFTON, ARIZ., JAN. 11,
liOO. Justice On and Off a Mnle. Talk about it ! Well, Clifton possesses a mule thai has, within a lew days past, cuu.e into i.o oriety. lhii mule's mime is Mary and U of uncertain age, as an mules are, as a rule, but the business end lemains the same. M.ry is the property of Deputy Sheriff Billy H..rt. She hae been trained by the great ani mal trainer, Micky Hogan, until she c n tell alfalfa from shavings without the aid of green spectacles. He has also taught her to e'and perfectly still at I he word of "command." Billy Hart is a wholesoul ed fellow and never knows when to sy no. The other morning Dad Wright, our J. P., had a ell to hold an inq-iest. So he wmt to B. ly to get ins muie, as there was no other animal to be had. Billy, of course, could not say nay, and went to the corral and saddled and bri dled Mary. He led her furth and told Dad to get on. Dad tried to mount from the offside, and Mary, not being used to such indignitiee, im.de an upper swish to the right which nearly caught Dad on hie so!ar plexus. Hart came to the res rtie and soon had Dad in the sad he. Af ter he as coinloriably sea ed Mary did ..t .mm to tarj ahou' being in a hurry, so Da I . ailed for a switch. None being i..,l Rillv comi.romsed mattars Dv t l.ifg him to siick the urs int . the mule . nd the would go all right. Dad comí li d and soon boih were tiottiug ulrn7 trtfTR'.her. lY.fl V.v the wav. is quite a horseman, to hear him tell it. Anyone listening to his stories while sitting arounü a goua Lr.n Btove. i-iDDinii todd.es, would think he knew it all, and alihougli he heled to hlaze the rail for civilization by tom ín in Atizona with the California col .,m 1. has vet to learn how to ride a mule, and especially Hart's mule. Long toward the middle of the afternoon Dad .inr.u.a to Clifton in company with Billy Hamilton. Dad was silent and glmii; a blue halo seemed to encircle i.; Í...Ü. inns head No one fe't inclined to inqniie as to the cause of his sadness mvil someone volunteered the íniorma ,., ih .t Dad had been thrown by Mary When approached on the subject he teemed to be crest-fallen. To be thrown i i rtrt miii'l fnr his sensi- nv a mute wo w ---- five nature. He hied himsell to his heme and denied himself to any and ev ervone. ., Upon investigation, eye wuuesses to the occurrence were produced, or, in other words, they saw justice dethroned. It happened in this way : The trail led down the steep mountain side. Mary was evidently in a hurry to reach honn to finish her repast. She went at too rap d a uait to Miit the judge, so he tried to rein her up. Mary was used to such ....;., .....1 tha mrtrn the illdüe Dlllled vnt;bi.s . . the faster Mary increaed her pice unnl the judge grew red in the face. Mary caied little for that she w. s bound for home. D-d scratched his cranium ami solioqniz d in no nncertdn language, decided to act ana act quicaij , l.iud and commanding voice he cried "Whoa!" It acted like magic on Mary who, n. t forgetting her earlv training, stood stock .fill. Not so with the judge he kept going and finally landed in the mesquite biush, saddle and all. Tue shock too much tor the saddle girths .i.;..i. m it nf old filnnv sack. Almost immediately Billy Hamilton rode up and extricited the justice from his ...,;i.,o in ui.rt with the aid of a couple of she -tring- and a piece of hal ing wire repairer me ujuiaitca iw. intn tl. Huilrtle and both UIC J " " - rode into town together quietly, as though no lung iiki nappeneu. 1:1 n.. fmm fnnK of hahit. and IlKCn int , - trotted the rest of the way as meek as anv t)uno. Billy savs the air asBiimei more than an sites of roses color a gooo manv timns before they reached Clifton. The judge is a saner nut wiser man. more mules in hw. Ernest E. Weston, MUSICAL SPECIALIST. i,,; I- ru.-aivsil ulementarv or ad vanc- ed, for the Organ, Piano, etc. Engage ments accepted. nesiueiice mm mi. . Sidehothim, CLIFTON, A. T. Texirka-ia, Shrevepbri, El Paso, New Orleans.- THE TEXAS & PACIFIC RAILWAY. "West-bound arrives EJ Paso 1 : 30 p. m. Leaves l : 10 p.- in. For particulars address, B F Darbvshire, S W P A. El Paso, A W Montague, Depot Tkt Agt, El Paso. E P Turner, UPA, Dallas, Texas, "No Trouble to Answer Questions." VMining Location Blanks for sale at this office. CLIFTON AND MORENCL STAGE LINE. -GEORGE WEBSTER- Coahes meet trains promptly. No delays.. Fat horses and careful drivers. .All Kinds of Freighting by Contract- THE DUNCAN DAIRY, CLIFTON. AK1Z.U.NA. J. N. WARDEN, Proprietor. Milk delivered in any part of the city, morning and evening My dairy is located on Henry Hill's alfalfa farm, near .South Clifton, and is strictly a home concern. Give Me a Trial, AND YOU WILL USE NO OTHER MILK.