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THE COPPER ERA, CLIFTON, ARIZONA, JULY 26, 1900.
3 Clifton ice cream at Dunn's. Jewelry of all kinds at Dunn's. Cherry Sherbet at Dunn's to quench the thirst. Fine watch repairing', by Leavitt, at Dunn's. Sunday's train was delayed eight hours owing- to a washout near Dun can. The D. C. Co. received an 1800 pound motor from the east last week by ex press. If you have any "bad" bills to col lect, consult Tommy Simpson for pointers. J. P. Lovelady was down from Blue last week. Jud Webster has given his corral a general overhauling and has fitted it up in good style. Clemente Vigil was given 30 days in the county jail last Monday by Judge Munro for wife beating. Jake Zollars left Saturday morning for Phoenix via Ft. Thomas. He ex pects to be absent several days. Lamar Townsend has accepted a position in the mercantile depart ment of the D. C. Co. at Morenci. Robt. Steggall, of Morenci, will be a candidate for Justice of the Peace of that place at the coming election. R. A. Foster, civil engineer of the A. C. Co., left yesterday morning for San Francisco on a 30-days' vacation. Miss Zella Jones has gone to her uncle's racch in the mountains back of Granville. She will be away sev eral weeks. Robt. Steggall of Morenci went to Tucson Tuesday to place Master Jack Steggall in the Sisters' school at that place. Ed Christian is now clerk in the postoffice here, holding the position made vacant by the resignation of F. M Williams. Dr. D. A. Clark left this morning for Morenci where he will locate. The Doctor arrived in Clifton last week from Bisbee. E. C. Raber, the Clifton jeweler, has gone to San Francisco on a busi ness trip. He left last Saturday and will be gone several days. Tom Davis, a former resident of Clifton, but now of Safford, came up from the Valley Tuesday and will visit in Morenci for several days. W. H. Moody, who resides at Evans' ! Point, had his horse stolen one night last week and has gone in pursuit tip the river accompanied by an officer. Geo. H. Blakesley, of San Jose, Cali fornia, is now the telegraph operator here, vice Keaner, who went to San Francisco the early part of the week. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Sidebotham have returned from their California visit and are now in El Paso visiting Mrs. Sidebotham's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Edwards. Hon. Chas. M. Shannon and W. T. Climo, manager of the Shannon Cop per Co., left this morning for Casas Grandes, this territory, to examine some copper properties. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Price left Mon day for Safford where Mr. Price ex pects to close a deal on some Safford town lots for which he has been nego tiating. John R. Cox, brother to Joe, the electrician, arrived in Clifton from Texarkana last Monday and has a& cepted a position with Frank Springer, the barber. ' Andy Erskine says he will convince any one who will call at his house that the Era was in error last week in saying the new arrival at his home was a girl. Chas. P. Rosecrans returned from Lordsburg Tuesday. Mr. Rosecrans accompanied Mrs. Rosecrans and children as far as Lordsburg on their way to Los Angeles. F. M. Williams, who has been act ing as postoffice clerk here for some months past is now holding a position in the A. C. Co. store in the book keeping department. , Earnest Frye, a veteran prospector of the hills hereabouts, is at the Ft. Thomas Hot Springs recuperating his health which has not been good for several months past. E. L. Griswold, the W. F. & Co's agent here, pas put on a delivery wagon, which will be much appreci ated by the people here. He will also do a general delivery business. Mr. J. G. Hopkins, who arrived here last Friday to spend several weeks, received a cable, Tuesday, calling him to Edinburgh, Scotland, on important business. He expects to leave tomor row. Hon. E. M. Williams, the A. C. Co. store manager here, leaves the early part of next week for the East where he will lay in a large supply of goods for the fall trade. He will be absent for about a month. Dr. G. W. Vickors, -the Territorial auditor, came in from Phoenix on Tuesday's and left on this morning's train. The object of his visit was to examine the Clifton Bank, he being ex-officio bank examiner. The K. P's. have five candidates on the way seeking admission into the mysteries of that order. ' May the Lord take care of these poor "devils" for the Clifton lodge is known to be most unmerciful to a candidate. Contractor Pitt has just finished a large and convenient building at the Metcalfe for the Hispa nia-American lodge. The room is 24x60 and the manner in which it is finished shows the lodge to be in a flourishing con dition. Amelio Vega was arraigned before Judge Wright Wednesday on a charge of agravated assault. After a number of witnesses had been examined the court concluded that the charge had not been sustained and the case was dismissed. The trail between Clifton and Met calf is in bad condition and consider able complaint is bein made by trav ellers over it. At one -point, near the Longfellow incline, the tailings from the D. C. Co. have formed a mud hole in a place that travellers cannot go around. There should be a bridge at this point. Mrs. Chas. W. Beck, who expected to leave for Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Beck's old home, last week, has de cided not to go, thinking, no doubt Clifton a better place and herein the Eka wishes to compliment her on her good judgment. Col. P. R. Smith, of Deming, came in on Sunday's belated train and went out again yesterday. Col. Smith is expecting eastern parties here to look at mines upon which he has op tions, and will return here in about two weeks accompanied by these par ties. George Auldjo Jamieson, chairman of the board of directors of The Ari zona Copper Co., Ld., died July 18th, 1900, in Edinburgh, Scotland. - Mr. Jamieson has been chairman of the board for a great many years and was one of the heaviest stockholders of the company. Neil McCallum, of Morenci, was last week appointed Justice of the Peace for that town, vice W. H. Settle who resigned to take a trip to his old home in Louisville, Kentucky. Mc. will make a good jus tice and the Board of Supervisors did well in appointing him. The Era was misinformed last week. In the item about the murder of the the two men on Eagle Creek the Era stated that Wheeler was married when, it should have stated that Howe was the married man. Two of the latter's brothers arrived from Okla homa last Monday to investigate the sad affair. J. H. T. Cosper and family are in town from their home on the Blue, purchasing supplies, etc. Mr. Cosper reports his cattle in good condition, notwithstanding the lack of rain. However, Mr. C. took time by the forelock and moved his cattle back into the mountains where grass and water were plentiful, before the dry weather began. The D. C. M. Co., at Morenci, will have their new hospital ready for oc cupancy in about 10 days. It is a comfortable and commodious building and will be a credit to the company when completed. Wm. Pitt, of Clif ton, erected the hospital under con tract and he has spared no pains in making it all it should be. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Gunn have re turned from the Indian Hot Springs, near Ft. Thomas, where they report having had a good time. They de clare the springs to be a fine resort and highly sing their praises. Mr. Gunn will not resume his duties im mediately with the D. C. M. Co., but will take a lay-off for awhile and en gage in the mining business. The river has been up a little since Friday night last, the result of rains on the Blue and on the 'Frisco above the mouth of the Blue. The water is so muddy that all, or nearly all, the water tanks in town, as well as some piping, had to be cleaned before the usual supply could be had. The mud dy water has also washed down plenty of half -dead fish of the sucker variety and the Chinamen, as well as the American and Mexican small boy, are having considerable sport catching the fish. When the result of the census, which has just been taken, is made known, surprise will be manifested at the increase of population in Gra ham county, especially in the north east corner. Ten years ago Clifton was reported with a population of five hundred and Morenci with three hundred. Santa Teresa left for California on Monday's train. On Sunday a large delegation of Mexicans called upon her to bid her farewell. They brought her innumerable presents of all kinds as a token of their appreciation of her and many gave her money. No less than a hundred men gathered at the train Monday morning to take a last glimpse of her. Some weeks ago Judge Shirley, at the Metcalfe, sentenced Julian Rodri gues to 50 days in the Clifton jail for carrying concealed weapons. While at work on the road for Roadmaster Webster a few days thereafter he made his escape. Tuesday he'showed up at the Metcalfe again and was at once taken in by deputy sheriff Geo. Burkner, who landed him in jail here where he now languishes. To an Era reporter Robt. Steggall, of Morenci, who passed through Clif ton the early part of the week, said he had been enjoined by the D. C. Co. from selling soda water on the streets of that town. He gave no reason for the action of the Company, save that they own most of the ground on which the town of Morenci is situated. The Era is not possessed of the facts on either side of the case so refrains from any remarks. Constable Billy Hamilton returned from the county seat Monday where he turned over to the proper author ities "Steamboat John." John's ap pearance in Graham county was first noticed by trainmen and passengers on or about July 5th in York's canyon. Here he remained ten days, most of the time fishing from a huge rock. He then moved to Coronado station and spent nearly all of his time fish ing from a pile of ties. Here his oc cupation was discovered. Billy Ham ilton was notified and he arrested the poor fellow and took him to Solomon ville where he will be tried for lunacy. Billy says he was the most deplorable sight imaginable. He claims to be 55 years old, and says he was born on the Mississippi river somewhere be tween Dayton, Ohio, and New Or leans; would only give the name of Steamboat John. He said that he would soon build a boat and go to Yuma. He used a piece of bailing wire for a fish line with a tin hook, baited with strips of rawhide from the carcass of a cow that he had been eating. He had on five pairs of pants and his hair had not been cut apparently for about three years.