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THE COPPER ERA, CLIFTON, ARIZ., APRIL 12, 1900. The Copper Era. Issued Thursdays at Clifton, Graham County, Ariz $2.50 a Year; Single Copies 10c. J. D. Lea, Editor. C E. Bull. BULL & LEA, Publishers and Proprietors. Entered at the Clifton. Arizona, postoffice as second-class matter. Copper has reached tha 17 mark again. The Silver City smelter has been start ed up again. The trial of John Ward for killing Jack eon was ee for to-day at Solomon ville. When you want a memorandum book, call at L. W. Smith's, He can suit you ! The grand jury concluded its labors last Thursday and were discharged by the court. Wm. Price and family have moved in to their building, first door north of the Era office. Col. William J. Bryan will speak in Phoenix to-day and will spend next Sun day in El Paso. County surveyor Stafford had a small tnmor removed from his foréhead, at Saffbrd, last week. If you want to be in the "push" go to the Manila Bay on Chase Creek and get a drink of ice cold beer. Ed. Lemons, a prominent stockman of Duncan, and Miss Fitz, were married at Duncan last Sunday, April 1. The Arizona Graphic, of Phoenix, one of the most artistic and interesting pa pers in the Territory, has suspended. At the school election in Metcalf Chas. Stevens was elected trustee for three years. The board is now composed of Mr. Stevens, Judge Theo. Shirley and Alex McLean. Nineteen young people, headed by Miss Florence Lloyd, gave Miss Jessie Lloyd a surprise party last Saturday at her home in North Clifton. The occas ion was Miss Jessie's 11th birthday. Abel Alvidrez has been unable to se cure a store room for his second hand business, but hopes to soon. He has a nice stock of furniture on hand, however, at his home, opposite the school house. Call on him. L. W. Smith will have his ice cream parlor open in two weeks. He has or dered a new soda fountain, etc., etc., and proposes to make his ice cream and soda business a special feature during he hot months. Now is your time to buy reading mat ter for the balance of the month. The magazines for April have all arrived, so come early and get the pick of the lot. There is only one place in Clifton where magazines are sold. The great $2,000,000 dam in the Colo rado river at Austin, Texas, was washed away last Saturday, and the loss of property below Austin, as a consequence, will amount to millions of dollars. Many lives were lost. Bed Pipkin, under indictment for holding up the Double Circle ranch about a year ago, and taking four horses and a saddle, was captured at Albu querque by Under Sheriff Ben Olney last week and is now in the county jail. New concentrator No. 4 was started up Tuesday on a dry run to test for lines, and the machinery worked as smoothly as could be desired, which speaks well for those in charge of its construction. In about ten days the concentrator will be ready for practical work. There are thirty-three Frue vanners in the new building. Beceiver Ben B. Clark has had an in ventory made of the assets of S. W. Price & Co., which shows merchandise on hand $21,678,65, and open book accounts to the amount of $9,564, making the total assets of the firm $31,242.65. The liabil ities are $16,379.95 ; asserts in excess of liabilities $14,862.70. Carl Leszynsky, while sitting on the side of the hill on the east side Sunday morning about 11 o'clock, was accident ally shot in the jaw with a 22 calibre bullet which was fired by some boys who were out for target practice. The bullet ranged around and lodged in his neck, and, while the wound is rather painful, it is not necessarily dangerous. t Last, week M. L. Jenkins and John C. Molder sold four mining claims west of Coronado to the Arizona Copper Co. , For the Bill Jenkins and Independent claims the company paid $1,000 each, and for the Minnie Williams and Victor ia claims they paid $500 each. These claims adjoin the company's mines and run well in both copper and gold. Messrs. Jenkins and Molder own other valuable claims in Gold Gulch. Among the group being the Old Pittsburg which assays 22 oz. in gold and 22 oz. in silver. The assay was made by J. D. Audley Smith, assayer for the company. Snap Judgment. There are a great many Alabamians in Clifton. Among the colony are several ladies and gentleman of color, and lately they have been having troubles of their own. Sometime since James Wynne, a gallant darkey of old Alabatn.', who took Horace Greeley's1 advice, became tired of this life of singla blesBedness and sent back to his old home after his girl, whom ha introduced, upon her arrival, as his wife. Lula Fagan was her maid en name, and Lula is a fine looking mu latto, young in years and full of spirits, and, as a natural consequence with one of her sex, she became enamored of Lee Birch field who has been in the habit of stealing around and making love to Lula while his friend Jim was down town at work. Lee knew that they had never been married and he and Lula made it up between themselves to get married the first opportunity. Jim was summoned as a witness in the Ward murder case and went down to Solomonville a week ago last Sunday and has not, as yet, returned ; but when he does get back it is expected that there will be "razors in the air," for Lula and . Lee were quietly married last Wednes day night at Morenci. They both vow that they love one another and that when Jim gets back he can't come "fool in' 'round there." Last Monday evening a gang of Mexi cans got together on the north switch at Guthrie and quarreled. An altercation followed in which one Mexican had his head considerably bruised with a bottle and received a shot in the left side, the ball coming out near the left kidney. Dr. Burtch' went down Tuesday at noon and dressed the wound. He is of the opinion that is a yery serious wound and may result fatally. The wounded man's name is Francisco Garcia. The man that did the shooting, Tonias Hernandez, escaped. In the cases of the Detroit Copper company against various defendants for possession of real estate in Morenci, judgment for plaintiff was rendered against the following defendents, in the district court last week : Wiley E. Jones, Bamon Mungia, Pass Pleobis, Lewis Se gal, Ygnacio Ochoa, Pasquella AGevedo, Sotero Hernandez, Valentine Chavez, Sabino Guerrero, Gregoria Graizia, An gel C-tmpbell, Vicenzo Parque, Casimero Pena, A. Chamaro and Old Pap Charley. The remainder of these cases were set for trial on April 17th.