THE COPPER ERA, CLIFTON, ARIZONA, JULY 26, 1900.
Til Copper Era.
Issued Thursdays at Clifton, Graham County, Ariz
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C. E. BULL. Proprietor.
-Entered at the Clifton, Arizona, postofñce as
NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC TICKET.
WILLIAM J. BRYAN,
ADLAI E. STEVENSON,
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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