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The copper era. (Clifton, Graham County, Ariz.) 1899-1911, July 26, 1900, Image 3

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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
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
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
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
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.

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