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THE COPPER ERA, CLIFTON, ARIZONA, JULY 26, 1900. Til Copper Era. Issued Thursdays at Clifton, Graham County, Ariz $2.50 a Year; Single Copies 10c. C. E. BULL. Proprietor. -Entered at the Clifton, Arizona, postofñce as second-class matter. NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC TICKET. For President, WILLIAM J. BRYAN, Nebraska. For Vice-President, ADLAI E. STEVENSON, Illinois. If the political prophets are rig-ht McKinley's "happy fam ily" is more on paper than in fact. They say that in case of his re-election the heads of At torney General Grig-g-s, Secre taries Long- and Hitchcock, and Postmaster General Smith will fall into the basket. Arturo Elias, secretary of the Democratic Central Committee, has made one of the best officials the committee ever had and it would be but a fitting- compli ment to re-elect him to the same position. Mr. Elias is a stér ling Democrat; always awake to the best interest of the party and if honors are to be bestowed upon those to whom it is due Mr. Elias will certainly receive his share of them. Chairman Birdno of the Coun ty Central Democratic Commit tee has called a meeting- of the committee for July 31st for the purpose of fixing the time of holding- primaries; also to fix a date for holding the county con vention as well as to select a place. Most of the people in this end of the county would like to see the convention held in Safford that the "Solomon ville ring-" influence may be eliminated from it. The London Leader has dis covered that millions of British flags are imported annually from this country, because they can be made better and for less money here than in England. Even the flags that .attest the unfailing- loyalty of the people of Canada are made in the Uni ted States. This is not all. Most of the buttons which adorn the uniforms of British soldiers are manufactured here, as well as the button badg-es of English societies, and those with por traits of the Queen, Lord Rob erts and other popular idols The Leader was told by impor ters in London that it was im possible for Eng-lish manufac turers of such goods to compete with Americans. And this is another straw that points to the infamy of the Dingley tariff. Press Opinions. Los Ang-eles Herald: The Republi can platform after a few platitudi nous boasts regarding the party's past achievements and future opportuni ties, the credit for the result of the Spanish-American war is given to American war "and Republican statesmanship, "-which g-ave 10,000,000 of the human race "a new birth of freedom." This must have been in tended for either prevarication or sarcasm The Filipinos ought to be introduced to their new birth of free dom as they would know it from the muzzle of a Krag-Jorgensen rifle. Louisville Courier-Journal: "We commend the policy of the Republi can party in maintaining the effi ciency of the civil service," is the only declaration on that question. As a straddle which may mean anything or nothing, it is a flash of genius. The Republicans who commend the administration's record in throwing down the civil service bar to the faith ful, and the Republicans who still pretend to believe in the merit sys tem, may all find in these words a comprehensive formula for the ex pression of the approbation. Boston Globe: It would be almost idle to waste words on any analysis or serious criticism of this platform. As might have been expected, it savors throughout of the same insincerity that marked the late session of con gress. The resolutions jingle a cut and dried tune that fits the non-com-mital policy which has been so long on exhibition before the people. The party having done little that was ex pected of it, simply enunciates a set of resolutions expressing satisfaction with what it has both done and left undone. As a platform of evasions it is well in keeping with the recent history of the partv. Ballis-Morrow. The Presbyterian church was the scene of a pretty wedding last Satur day night at 10 o'clock, the contract ing parties being Miss Catherine Mor row and Mr. Frank M. Ballis. Rev. B. C. Meeker performed the cere mony which united them for life. The wedding was private, only the immediate relatives and a few of the intimate friends of the couple being present. After the conclusion of the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Ballis received the congratulations of those present. They tried to keep the affair quiet, but a crowd of their friends were waiting for them at the Manila hotel, where they reside, and tendered them a charivari. Everything essential for the comfort and endurance of the party was provided by Mr. Ballis. The Era joins with the happy couple's many friends in extending best wishes. Stamp Mill at Potter's Camp. Dell M. Potter, the hustling mining operator, has just completed the sale of one of his groups of - gold mines above this place about a mile and a half, the Messrs. Hilts, Taylor and Baker having been here for several days completing the final transfer, and selecting the mill site, etc. These parties are from St. Louis and Cleve land and have ample means to carry out any undertaking in the way of development work and improvements. The name of the group of mines in which these parties have purchased an interest is "The Oregon Bell" group, and the ore carries principally gold. Work will be commenced on a 10-stamp mill within 60 days and de velopment commenced inside of 20 days. The capacity of the mill will be increased from time to time until 100 stamps or more are added, or as large a mill as the mines will supply. The visit of these parties here was for the purpose of final examination and to agree on the class of mill to be erected. The mill agreed on is the "Modern Stamp Mill." will report at a meeting tonight in same place. All residents and prop erty owners of that section are in vited to attend. Mrs. Viannes, an aged Mexican wo man, came near being run down by an ore train on the Coronado road. She stepped onto the road from behind a pile of cord wood, and being deaf, did not hear the approaching train which struck her and knocked her some dis ; tance ahead. The train was brought to a stop almost instantly, else she would have been run over. No bones were broken but Mrs. Viannes is suf fering from several bruises and is confined to her bed. Frank Weise has purchased the "Summerfield residence on Chase Creek for his parents who recently came here from California. Frank will soon move to Clifton himself from Morenci and will engage in the jewel ry and watch repairing business. He is fully equipped with all the latest watch making, up-to-date tools and being an excellent workman the Era bespeaks for him a liberal patronage. He expects to be ready to receive customers in about two week. Notice U Odd Fellows. The Odd Fellows of Clifton, Morenci and Metcalf are requested to meet at Masonic hall in Clifton next Thursday evening, August 2, to consider the propriety of organizing a sub-ordinate lodge here. John T. Yeakey. Polarina Jarra got 10 days in jail yesterday for being a public nuisance. Judge Munro administered the dose. Mrs. Henry Hill wll arrive this evening from Santa Cruz, California, where she has been on a visit to her daughters. Judge Munro gave Cruz Valdonado 15 days in the cooler yesterday for disturbing the peace on Chase Creek, near the Clifton Bakery. Lee Hobbs informs the Era that he will not be a candidate for constable this fall. Lee came within 10 votes of being elected two years ago. The many friends of Henry Hill are trying to persuade him to run for County Supervisor from this district. Henry held the office one term and made an ideal officer, although a re publican. Apolarnio Barado, the other day, pnshed Pablo de la Parra on the rail road track in front of an approaching engine, but the engineer saw the act and stopped his train in time to avert a horrible death. Both men were drunk at the time but were arrested and taken before Judge- Munro, who sentenced Borado to 30 days in jail and Parra 10. A meeting was held at Justice Munro's office last night by residents of Chase Creek to devise ways and means to protect the county road and property of Chase Creek from annual floods. Proper committees were appointed and said committees Dave Arzate carries his left arm in a sling, the result of a stab, two and a half inches long, just in front of the shoulder blade. Friday last two Mexicans were committing a nuisance near the back of his residence in East Clifton, Arzate told them to leave. ! One complied: the other, Jesus Car- asco, refused. Arzate then started out the door with a six-shooter and as he stepped outside Carasco stabbed him in the shoulder, then knocked him down; Arzate fired the pistol while down but without effect. The report of the pistol shot attracted several men to the scene and Carasco started up the hill on a run with his knife and Arzate 's pistol. When a few rods away Carasco received -a rifle ball in the calf of his left leg fired by one of the on-lookers.- The shot took all the bravado out of Car asco and up went his hands Judge Munro gave him 100 days in the tun nel. Complaint was filled last week in the court of Justice Wright by Hon. E. M. Williams, manager of the A. C. Go's store in Clifton, accusing Dionicio Appodaca of forgery in mak ing certain alterations and erasures in a pass book which had been issued to Jose Lucero. Defendant was brought into court on Monday for ex amination. Col. M. J. Egan repre sented the prosecution and Judge F. L. B. Goodwin appeared for the de fense. Twelve witnesses were ex amined for the prosecution and four for the defendant and after argument by counsel the court held the defend ant to answer and set his bail at five hundred dollars, in default -of which he still languishes in durance vile. The alterations and erasures com plained of were by no means artis tically executed and indicated that the accused was a novice in the art of forgery or recklessly careless in the use of red ink.