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THF, POPPER ERA, CLIFTON, ARIZONA, APRIL 26, 1900. S. J. FORBES, DEALER IN GEN'L - MERCHANDISE, CHASE CREEK, CLIFTON. Agent Jos. Sclilitz Brewing Co. " Giant Powder Co. Tlx 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. HON. CIARLES M. SHANNON. The many friends of Hon. Charles M. Shan non will nrge before the County and Territor ial Democratic Conventions his selection as one of the Delegates to represent the party in the National Democratic Convention which meets at Kansas City on July 4th. No one is better known than he throughout Arizona and New Mexico. He first came to Clifton more than twenty-flve years ago and from that day to this he has been identified with the mining interests of this territory. Although neither a professional politician nor office seeker, he has always been an act ive worker for the Democratic party'and has been honored with the position of member of the Territorial Council, member of the Na. tional Democratic Committee and XJ. S. Col lector of Internal Eevenue for Arizona and New Mexico. r Mr. Shannon may almost be called the Father of Clifton; he gave it its beautiful and appropriate name in company with a few other bold prospectors sitting under the re freshing shade of a cottonwood tree near the company store. He is identified with large mining interests in our section and is one of the most worthy and influential citizens of Graham County. To know Charley Shannon, as he is so famil iarly called, is to know a man who is affable, congenial and worthy; he is one of the most companionable of gentlemen and is the very soul of honor. Whenever the Democratic ticket has been named, he has at all times been its most ardent, active and untiring supporter; in times of political storm he has never sought shelter in seculsion or re treat, but has only fought the harder for the success of the party and the maintenance of our party principles. Graham County leads all other counties of the Territory in its democratic vote and will centainly be accorded the honor of a delegate to Kansas City, especially If Graham County requests that honor for Charley Shannon, His popularity is not confined to Clifton, nor to Craham County it extends throughout the entire Territories of Arizona and New Mexico. With all his happy and pleasing qualities, he is a dignified gentleman of ability and worth. The magnificent vote given in our section for Delegate to Congress at the last election was duetargely to the activity and influence of Charley Shannon; in view of that fact and the further fact that the population and vote of this section is so largely and rapidly in creasing, Clifton and her surrounding settle ments urge his selection. In choosing Charles M. Shannon as a repre sentative of our party at Kansas City, the Democracy will make no mistake; true as tempered steel, unfaltering and unfailing, constant as the Northern star, true as the needle to the pole in his unswerving alle giance to Democracy, we urge him as Graham County's choice for delegate to the Kansas City Convention. Ramon Pinieda was again sentenced to death last week by Judge Doan and the date of execution fixed for Friday, June 1. Last summer Pinieda and an associate killed Ra mon Sains in Morenci; the deceased was en ticed from a saloon at night by the associate, and Pinieda stabbed him with a new butcher knife, procured an hour before for the occa sion. Death was almost instantaneous. The proof of Pinieda's 'identification and guilt was positive, and the jury fixed the penalty at death. After the verdict, a fellow prison er in the Solomonville jail, named McClen nan, disclosed the statement that Pinieda, while in jail, had confessed to him that the murder was committed for purposes of rob bery, in the belief that Sains had quite a sum of mony on his persun, but that they were disappointed in obtaining but a small sum from the deceased. After judgment of -iea.tfc in October last, an appeal was taken to the Supreme Court, and the judgment was affirmed at the January term. Three Chinamen Murdered. Last Wednesday, sometime daring the afternoon or night, a Chinese laundry at Morenci was entered by unknown par ties, and the three occupants, whose names appear in the coroner's report below, were murdered and everything of value in the house carried away. One of the Chinamen was known to have had $90 and the other two $210 between them. The Era has been informed that one man, suspected of having been a party to the crime, has been arrested. JUSTICE WEIGHT'S REPORT In Justice's Court, Precinct No. 3, Graham County, Arizona, April 19, 1900. Late on the afternoon of this date, the Court received a message by telephone to go to Morenci and hold an inquest. I immed iately started for that place, arriving after dark; and there learned that three Chinamen had been murdered there the night previous. A jury was at once summoned to investigate the cause of the killing. The scene of the tripple murder was immediately visited and the victims were found to be Louis Fat, Ar Ohock and Hong Yick. They wore all shot In the head, two apparently having been killed while In bed. The house had been thoroughly ransacked for valuables, showing that robbery was probably the motive of the crime. The premises were thoroughly ex amined, and it was found that no less than eight shots had been fired and, although the house was situated in the midst of a thickly settled neighborhood, only one person could be found who had heard any shots fired. The peace officers summoned every person, whom it was suspected could throw any light on the matter, to attend the investigation, and several were examined whose statements were not considered of enough importance to even record. The investigation utterly failed to find any evidence pointing to the guilty parties, and was closed by the following verdict: We, the coroner's jury, find thát Louis Fat, Ar Ohock and Hong Yick came to their death by pistol shot wounds fired by unknown parties. Signed: A. J. Lightfoot, M. F. Morris, M. J. Bates, J. L. Parker, Robt, Steggal, R. E. Philips. A. Wright, J. P., Acting Coroner. TESTIMONY OF WITNESSES. Tom Long: I live In Morenci; know all three Chinamen; been in Morenci two months; saw them about 6 or 6 o'clock on the 18th two there. Bonofaaio Márquez: I own the house that these Chinamen were killed in. Adella Her ma ndez said she heard shots the night the Chinamen were killed. Juan Anchonda: As I was coming home from work I saw two men going from the Chinamen house towards the Lone Star mine at about 3:30 p. m., the 18th. On acconnt of their action, I told the men in my house what I had seen. Adella Hermandez testified that she heard shots and mentioned the fact to another woman. The bodies of the murdered men were buried in the South Cliiton cemetery at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon by their brethren in Morenci and Clifton in the usual stvle peculiar to the religious cus toms of the Chinese people. AT THE ACADEMY. There will be a b ill at the Academy Saturday night. Miners at Globe have boycotted the Los Angeles Times and 250 papers were stopped one day. The stand the Times has taken against organized labor was the cause. Twenty-two car loads of range horses have been shipped from the vicinity of San Mar cial, New Mexico, since the first of the year. It is understood that the price paid for the last seven car load lot, was $5 per herd. CHAMPION riOWERS at H. P. Noake's, El Paso, Tex, Write for prices. Judge Egan, S. W. Price and J. N. McFate returned from Solomonville last night. S. J. Forbes has made a general reduction in the price of all goods, especially shoes. The B. B. B. Store is the only exclusive gent's furnishing goods house in Clifton. Services at the Catholic church Sunday the 29th. Mass at 9:30 a. m. Benediction at 7.15 p. m. Do not fail to attend the Democratic con vention at the School house in this precinct Saturday, May 5. A. J. Hanson returned Saturday from a two-week's trip to Santa Rosalia, Mexico, somewhat improved in health. R. W. Litts, an old locomotive fireman, came up from El Paso Tuesday to meet his brother whom he has not seen for several years. On his death bed Rev. Gibson confessed a few days ago that he killed the two young girls in San Francisco for which Theodore Durrant was hanged. Frank Ringgold received a telephone mes sage yesterday evening requesting him to return to Solomonville as his wife was very 111, and he went down on the 8:20 train this morning. ' The keys of the Tombstone jail were re turned to Sheriff White from Alvord, Stiles, and Bravo John the three fugitives having sent the keys to Benson by a Mexican. Prospector. When the Mariposa store building shall have been vacated next week Henry Katz will occupy same as a branch of the B. B. B. Store with a large and well selected stock of dry goods, boots and shoes. Until May 5 the district court will try no cases other than condemnation causes of the Morenci Southern Railway Co. vs. the set tlers on the right of way on that road. These cases will be submitted to a jury for settlement. John Lucky, the old reliable Morenci stage driver, has returned and i-i now driving the regular stage. The Era has heard several people wondering what has become of the street sprinkler during the yust few days. ." Ahel Alvidrez has opened a secOHd hand store opposite the ecüool house. Give him a call when you want anything in his line. Misses Florence and Jessie Lloyd leave tomorrow morning for Trinidad, Colora do, to attend school. Their grandparents and other relatives reside there. The best wishes of their many friends in Clifton go with them. Miss Ida Doran, whs has been visiting her sister, Mrs. E. C. Lloyd, and broth ers, in North Clifton, since January of last year, will leave in the morning for her home in Erie, Colo. She will accom pany her nieces, Misses Florence and Jessie Lloyd, who go to Trinidad. Her many friends in Clifton regret her de parture. CHAMPION MOWERS at H. P. Noake's, El Paso, Tex. Write lor prices. The Dragoon Mining Company, at Cochise, is shipping a car of high grade copper ore per day from the Peabody mine to the El Paso smelter. h To All Whom it May Concern. We wish to state that F. C. Hine is no long er in our employ and not authorized to sign our name. Aktonelle & Pagano, " Sub. R. R. Contractors for Streeter & Lnsk. a vuuuui.li i, i uuui fa .uuj7aiijr la uiUf iciiatic buuvviu aim nidi prices are within the reach of all. To order a suit through their agents Is a . guarantee that you will be pleased.