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COPPER Issued Thursdays. CLIFTON, ARIZONA, AUGUST 2, 1900. Vol. 2, No. 17 THE LM Arizona abounds in iron, and the day is not far distant when with cheap and abundant fuel, this industry in the Territory will be profitable and important. Many varieties of the cactus plant are put to commercial uses in Mexico. The spines of the hedge-hog cactus are sold as toothpicks, a single plant sometime producing' as many as 50,000. ance and wants a chance to get even. Editors have grievances also, yet no self respecting1 knight of the quill will prosti tute his paper to even up a private difference. When a pa per is run "to get even" it has not a worthy mission. Phoenix Enterprise. The Republican says that J. A. Porterie has received a letter from an old friend and class mate in Paris in which he says the Arizona mineral exhibit, es pecially of copper, is the finest in the exposition. It is his opinion that the exhibit from this territory will do a great deal of 'good and attract to Ari zona miners and capitalists who have never heard of it before. Attorney Goodwin, of Tempe, says he was told that the Pima Indians of the Sacaton reserva tion had become weary of the prophesying- of their prophet regarding rain and at" an early hour one morning assembled in a body and held a council, the re sult being that the old prophet was killed, his body cut to pieces and buried. Mr. Goodwin does not know whether this is au thentic or not. Republican. It will not be long before Ari zona will be consuming oil taken from Arizona wells. There is no doubt but what the Colorado valley above Yuma will soon be a producing oil field. The for mation and other natural condi tions are there as well as the oil itself, which exudes from the :irface in sufficient quantities L-fablish the fact that the jlor river valley is in ' . ' Star. a gen- to run a news k," is an ex . heard. Now K- ws he could :t than the a griev- Commissioner Herman, of the the general land office, has de cided to continue for a reason able time the suspension of about fifty whole townships in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Visalia land districts in Califor nia, from disposition, under the agricultural laws on represen tation that they contain valua ble oil deposits. 0 As an aid to a proper under standing of Chinese geography and names of places which ap pear frequently in the. telegraph dispatches from the seat of war, it is well to remember that kiang and ho means river; hai, sea; pe, north; kin, capital; si, west; nan, south; pei, white; tsin, place; tien, heavenly; chu, pearl; kow, mouth (of river, as as Hankow); hoang, yellow; yang, ocean; tse, son; fu, pro vincial department capital; hien signifies resident of district offi cial. WICKERSHAM, Pres. A. G. SMITH, Cashier. SOLOMON, Vice-Pres. C. F. SOLOMON, Asst. Cashier. SUUIJLSLSLJULSIJLJLSLSUULSLSS The Qila Valley Bank, Solomonville, Arizona. DIRECTORS, I). W. Wirkersham, A. G. Smith, I. E. Solomon, C. F. Solomon, B. B. Adams, Geo. A. Olney, Adolph Solomon. ím Capital Stock, Paid up, - $25,000. This Bank solicits accounts, offering to depositors liberal treatment and every facility consistent with sound banking. THE BANK OF CLIFTON -CLIFTON, ARIZONA. GEORGE HORMEYER, President. C. M. SHANNON, Vice-President. GEORGE HORMEYER, Cashier. CAPITAL, $25,000.- CORRESPONOENTS : Hanover National Bank, New York; State National Bank, El Paso; Consolidated National Bank, Tucson; Ang-lo-Califor-nian Bank, Ltd., San Francisco. The powers have at last been informed by participants in the battles with the Chinese that the latter have better arms than the civilized nations have. This is the most astound ing and ser ious bit of news that has yet come to us. For if it is true, it shows that the Chinese have been preparing- for war with Russia, Japan and perhaps the world, and, with her myriads armed and drilled, will bid that world defiance, and, maybe, threaten it with gTeat loss of money and men. Maybe we chew the same old rag too long some times, but we don't think we are doing so this time, when we urge our neigh: bors to do their trading at home. .We challenge anybody to show a single instance wherein a send -away purchaser failed to get the worst of it on any ar ticle, obtainable at home. Even in the matter of lawyers, im portation seems to be a failure, while the local practitioner, who is acquainted with the ground, seems to generally win out. These heavy mail order houses are the most stupendous fakers on earth and the average citizen has to grow grey-headed before he finds it out. Let us keep our money at home. Senator Henry M. Teller on the leasing of public lands says: "The Secretary of the Interior has no right to lease the forest reserves, nor any other land of the United States. Any at tempt to compel citizens to pay rental for stock on the public land, whether forest reserves or other land, is a gross usurpation of power and not authorized by any existing law, and no citizen ought to allow himself imposed on by such an attempt. The sentiment of Congress is against leasing public lands, and no bill of that character can be passed through Congress." The following notice is sent out from Washington: "Want ed by the U. S. government, packers to go to the Philippines or China. Pay Packmasters,. $100 a month; cargodores, $60 a month; packers, $50 a month. Rations and transportation fur nished." And General Stern berg says that one hundred ad ditional medical officers are wanted by the surgeon general for duty in the; Philippines and China.