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The copper era. (Clifton, Graham County, Ariz.) 1899-1911, June 28, 1900, Image 1

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Secretary H Akc
COFFER
Issued Thursdays.
CLIFTON, ARIZONA, JUNE 28, 1900.
Vol. 2, No. 11
The shipment of honey from
the Salt river valley amounts to
$30,000 per annum.
Deming is to have a new pa
per soon, published by P. J.
Bennett, former proprietor of
the Hillsboro Advocate.
The amount of business trans
acted in the Bisbee postoffice for
the fiscal year ending- the last
day of this month will exceed
$5000.
Assessor Hickey estimates
that the property valuation of
Pinal county, this year will ex
ceed that of last year by about
$150,000. Florence Blade.
The Needles smelter will have
a capacity of 100 tons daily.
The f reig-ht rates from Kingman
and Chloride to the smelter has
been fixed at $1.24 per ton.
At Tucson, Thomas Lewis
stands charged with firing- the
Santa Catalina forest recently,
the incident causing- the loss of
many million feet of timber.
Well boring machinery has
been purchased recently in Los
Angeles and shipped to Yuma,
where operations will be com
menced shortly to prospect for
oil.
The marriage of first cousins
is forbidden in Arizona, Ar
kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kan
sas, Missouri, Montana, Nevada,
New Hampshire, North Dakota,
Washington and Wyoming.
Khode Island, the smallest of
the American states, having an
area of only 1247 miles, is the
only state in the Union having
two capitals. The legislature
has just voted to submit a con
stitutional amendment for the
abolition of one of them.
This is the time of year when
cattle on the open range or even
in pastures may be bitten by
rattle snakes, which seem to be
increasing all over the great
plains. Cattle are usually bit
ten on the feet. When this is
the case drive them into a mud
hole and keep them there for a
few hours. If bitten upon the
nose bind mud upon the injured
spot in such a way as not to in
terfere with breathing. Soft
clay mud is an excellent appli
cation for snake bites on a per
son. Prospector.
The A. O. U. W. of Kansas
won the $2,000 prize awarded to
the jurisdiction that would make
the largest gain in membership
between June 1, 1899, and June
1, 1900. The net gain during
the year was 8,500. The mem
bership now is 37,000 in Kansas
and 400,000 in the United States
Unfortunately the herds of
sheep belonging to Mrs. Sando
val and Jose Ortega, probably
5,000 in all, found their way in
to the Apache Indian Reserva
tion, a few days ago, were taken
up bv the rangers and held for
trespass. One dollar per head
will have to be paid to get them
out of hoc. St. Johns Herald.
The production of gold in Ari
zona in 1899 is given by the
authorities at 124,577 ounces.
valued at $2,575,000; silver 2,
000,000 troy ounces, valued at
$1,191,600. This is far below
the real value of the precious
metals produced as the United
Verde is credited with a pro
duction of $5,000,000 in gold and
Mohave county last year pro
duced over 1,000,000 ounces in
silver and nearly half a million
gold. Colorado gets the credit
for the greater part of the gold
and silver production of this
county, by reason of our ore
shipments to the smelters at
Pueblo and Denver. Miner.
Fourteen years ago the total
appropriations of the first ses
sion of the Forty-Ninth Con
gress were $387,000,000. This
grew to $463,000,000 ten years
ago, which was met at the time
with a storm of criticism of the
extravagance of the "Billion
Congress." But the increase
went on rather gradually, being
$507,000,000 for the first session
of the Fifty-Second Congress,
and $492,000,000 for the first
session of the Fifty-Third. Now
the Fifty-Sixth Congress closes
OS
D. W. WICKERSHAM, Pres. A. G. SMITH, Cashier.
I. E. SOLOMON, Vice-Pres. C. F. SOLOMON, Asst. Cashier.
The Gila Valley Bank,
Solomonville, Arizona.
DIRECTORS
D. W. Wlckergham, i O. Smith, I. E. Solomon, C. K.
Solomon, B. B. Adams, Geo. A. Olney, Adolph Solomon.
Capital Stock, Paid up, -
This Bank solicits accounts, offering to dej
and every facility consistent wit!
$25,000.
ositors liberal treatment
i sound banking. -
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THE BANK OF CLIFTON
.CLIFTON. ARIZONA.
GEORGE HORMEYER, President.
C. M. SHANNON, Vice-President.
GEORGE HORMEYER,
Cashier.
CAPITAL, $25,000.
CORRESPONDENTS:
Hanover National Bank, New York; State National Bank, El Paso;
Consolidated National Bank, Tucson: Anglo-Califor-nian
Bank, Ltd., San Francisco.
its first session with total ap
propriations of $709,729,476.
This record, however, shows
that while a large war expendi
ture has been made, ordinary
appropriations are increased to
$598,000,000, the largest total on
record.
The following is the New York
Journal's explanation of the
multitude of strikes: "Most of
the current strikes are due to
the increased cost of living.
Nominally for higher wages,
they are really strikes against
wage reduction. The general
rise of prices has so cut down
the purchasing power of money
that the real wages of most
workmen are lower now than
they were in the hard times
three years ago, even when they
are 10 to 20 per cent, higher,
measured in dollars and cents.
The only benefit most workmen
receive from prosperity thus far
has been increased steadiness
of employment. There has been
no improvement in earnings for
those at work but rather the
reverse."
"The man with the wobbly
hand" has become a bugaboo to
Bisbee gambling houses. His
evident nervousness makes his
midnight visits disagreeable to
the patrons of the tables.
While it is no doubt his desire
to cover with his big revolver
only the man in charge of the
sack, the wobble in his wrist
results in every man in the room
having a look into the 45-calibre
of the weapon, and it does not
inspire the same feeling as does
the sight of the first born.
Cultivate your nerves, Mr.
Holdup, or you will depopulate
our gambling- houses and ruin
your business. Bisbee Herald.

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